Why floods could bring America to its knees -- The hurricane season
just got underway — obscured for the moment by the bigger weather story
in Iowa. The fate of the banks is a train wreck still waiting to happen.
As it occurs — also heading into the high political and hurricane
seasons — we could find ourselves not only a nation wet, hungry, and
out-of-gas, but also completely broke.
Starbucks To Close 600 Stores -- Starbucks Corp. has announced it's
closing 600 underperforming stores in the United States. The
Seattle-based premium coffee company also announced Tuesday it expects
to open fewer than 200 new company-operated stores in the United States
in fiscal 2009.
War drums becoming deafening -- THE Americans and the Israelis are
acting in concert vis-à-vis Iran. The unmistakable message they are
putting out loud and clear is that an attack on Iran’s nuclear
facilities is on the cards in the event Tehran doesn’t cave into their
APD chief wants officers to draw blood on DWIs -- AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN)
-- Austin's police chief has a new idea to draw your blood if you refuse
a Breathalyzer test.
Data Breaches Are Up 69% This Year, Nonprofit Says -- Businesses,
governments and universities reported a 69 percent increase in data
breaches in the first half of 2008 compared with a similar period in
2007, according to a study by a nonprofit group that works to prevent
Edward Bachner arrested after ordering pufferfish toxin -- Federal
authorities on Monday charged a Lake in the Hills man with possession of
a pufferfish toxin in an amount that one expert said could kill almost
Click to view Photo!
America's Shrinking Groceries -- is it possible that the amount of
food Americans are buying is, in fact... shrinking? Well, yes. Soaring
commodity and fuel prices are driving up costs for manufacturers; faced
with a choice between raising prices (which consumers would surely
notice) or quietly putting fewer ounces in the bag, carton or cup (which
they generally don't) manufacturers are choosing the latter. This month,
Kellogg's started shipping Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Pops, Froot
Loops and Honey Smacks containing an average of 2.4 fewer ounces per
Veterans Respond to General Clark's Comments -- Judge for yourselves
what the troops who are left-of-center think about this whole deal.
Hear Wesley Clark's Comments On Face The Nation June.29, 2008
JPMorgan Chase Accidentally Breaks Into Your House And Steals Everything
You Own -- After the Dickson family bought a former foreclosure
house, the foreclosure proceedings were supposed to have been stopped.
They weren't. That's when the former owner's mortgage company (owned by
JPMorgan Chase) hired "Field Asset Services Inc." to drill the locks and
"empty the house," according to the Austin American-Statesmen. Field
Asset Services claims that the Dickson's possessions were given to area
thrift stores, but they have been unable to locate them.
Predicts U.S. Financial Market Meltdown Within Weeks -- Fortis
expects a complete collapse of the US financial markets within a few
days to weeks. That explains, according to Fortis, the series of
interventions of last Thursday to retrieve € 8 billion.
Fatty Liver Disease Ups Heart Risks for Obese Kids -- More than 6
million children in the United States have a condition called
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can boost their odds for
heart disease, researchers report. NAFLD results from oily droplets of
triglycerides forming in liver cells.
Protests need our blessing, say police -- POLICE have told
organizations planning to campaign during World Youth Day events they
need to have placards, banners and T-shirts pre-approved or risk losing
their protest "rights" - even those groups representing victims of
sexual abuse by Catholic priests.
Clay Tablet Reveals Ancient Asteroid Strike -- British scientists
have deciphered a mysterious ancient clay tablet and believe they have
solved a riddle over a giant asteroid impact more than 5,000 years ago.
rBGH labeling on Ohio milk -- Dairy groups sue over new Ohio
Related Links: * "Cliff
Notes" version about what rBGH is all about
Chipotle Mexican Grill Bans Cheese Made with rBGH Milk
USS Cole attack 'plotter' charged -- US military prosecutors have
filed charges against the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the
USS Cole warship that left 17 sailors dead.
U.S. troops wind up two-year stint on Mexico border -- U.S. National
Guard troops are coming to the end of a temporary deployment on the
Mexico border next month, widely credited with helping border police
stem the flow of illegal crossers.
DNC protests will be behind fence -- The fence around the public
demonstration zone outside the Democratic National Convention will be
chicken wire or chain link, authorities revealed in U.S. District Court
FEMA water, truckers sit for a week in Iowa -- Ten truckers who were
hauling FEMA bottled water for Midwest flood victims finally unloaded
the 47,000 gallons of cargo on Wednesday, June 25, after sitting for
eight days in Rock Island, IL, awaiting instructions on where to take
Major Guantanamo setback for Bush -- Foreign suspects held in
Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detention in US
civilian courts, the US Supreme Court has ruled.
Scalar Quake Weapons Being Aimed At Oak Ridge? -- Is there Eco-type
of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes,
volcanoes remotely through the use of (Scalar) electromagnetic waves ?
11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating -- Nutritionist and author Jonny
Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be
eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and
goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked
Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his
list with some favorite foods that are easy to find but don’t always
find their way into our shopping carts. Here’s his advice.
Tires May Be A Ticking Time Bomb -- The threat to all of us is tire
AGING. However...ABC news reporters found that Sears, Walmart and other
well known stores frequently have OLD tires on the shelves being sold as
new. A "must read" article!
How Dangerous Are CT Scans? -- Some physicians are raising concerns
about the safety of such procedures - most notably, an increase in
cancer risk. A CT scan packs a mega-dose of radiation - as much as 500
times that of a conventional X-ray. If your doctor orders a CT scan for
you or your child, should you think twice?
10 Most Awesomely Bad Moments of the Bush Presidency -- Narrowing
down the Bush administration's various debacles to a mere 10 was no easy
fete. Read More...
DARPA looking for wicked cool researchers for advanced study group
-- If you are looking to develop some far out advanced science project
-- and the folks at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have a
ton from airplanes that can fly for years without landing to skeletal
putty for fractured bones – then DARPA wants you.
H5N1 will need booster shots -- Recent results presented in Kalua
Lumpur indicated that the boosted patients had higher titers against the
original clade 1 target, as well as the clade 2 target used in the
boost. These boosters were given 1 to 1½ years after the initial set of
Mismatched H5N1 Vaccines Stockpiled By WHO? -- Recently, Sanofi
Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline have announce plans to ship 110 million
vaccine doses (for vaccination of 55 million people) to the WHO for
stockpiling for use after a pandemic begins. These plans to stockpile
weak mismatched vaccines may be hazardous to the world’s health due to
limited shelf life of a pre-pandemic vaccine, coupled with weak activity
and significant mismatches.
Who Wants to be a Air Gun Guinea Pig? -- Beware of the latest line
in less lethal weapons: a scooter equipped with an air gun. Canadian
company Lamperd Less Lethal's T3 features an electric vehicle equipped
with a pneumatic weapon that can be used for crowd control, reports the
Heat burst in Nebraska town -- Cozad residents woke this morning to
a weather phenomenon as a heat burst rolled through town. Temperatures
rose 20 degrees in a matter of minutes while winds reached speeds of 75
miles per hour.
The Bush administration steps up it's secret moves against Iran --
Preparing the Battlefield.
Foods: The U.S. Fights Mandatory Labeling in An Untested Human
Experiment -- The U.S. and several other nations recently attended a
Codex meeting in Calgary, Canada to discuss food labeling. The Codex
Alimentarius Commission implements the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards
Program, the purpose of which is to protect the health of consumers and
to ensure fair practices in the food trade.
Bees seeking 'sugary' garden pest -- lack of suitable flowers may be
forcing bumblebees to seek out aphids to feed on their sugary
fights EPA on pollution cleanup -- The Defense Department, the
nation's biggest polluter, is resisting orders from the Environmental
Protection Agency to clean up Fort Meade and two other military bases
where the EPA says dumped chemicals pose "imminent and substantial"
dangers to public health and the environment.
Gore Vidal - US not a republic anymore -- Gore Vidal: No, Congress
has never been more cowardly, nor more corrupt. All Bush has do is to
make sure certain amounts of money go in the direction of certain
important congressmen and that's end of any serious investigation.
Rothshilds' IMF To Audit The US Financial System -- They are
auditing the Fed to make sure that no policy and no action of the Fed or
the US government will result in any repudiation of debt owed to the
Rothshild's or in any way reduce the expected harvest of assets that the
international bankers are expecting from the US collapse.
Credit ripoff: How a $100 purchase turns into a $1,000 debt -- High
interest rates, costly penalties and high, hidden fees can eat up nearly
all the credit available from a credit card and, over time, turn a $100
purchase into more than a thousand dollars of debt.
Contaminated Kuwait sand lands in Idaho -- Nearly 80 rail cars
containing 6,700 tons of contaminated sand from Gulf War I are being
shipped by American Ecology Corp. to its hazardous waste disposal site
near Grandview, 70 miles southeast of Boise. The sand arrived by ship at
Longbeach, Washington on May 12. The sand was from Camp Doha in Kuwait.
Responding to a series of questions posed by The Idaho Observer, Idaho
Governor Butch Otter stated, "…it appears that the material in question
is well within the contaminant limitations of the U.S. (sic) Ecology
Recalls -- Website to view recent recalls...some not meaning in the
For the Record: Wars have cost $700B since 9/11 -- A new
Congressional Research Service report says the U.S. government has spent
about $700 billion on "military operations, base security,
reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs, and veterans’ health care
for the three operations initiated since the 9/11 attacks."
DOJ Settles Hatfill Suit for $5.8 Million -- The Justice Department
has agreed to pay former Army scientist Steven Hatfill almost $6 million
to settle his claims that the government violated his privacy rights
during its investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks.
5 Myths About the Death Of the American Factory -- No wonder this is
an issue in the presidential campaign, especially in big manufacturing
states. To get to the bottom of the problem, though, we have to cut
through the many myths that have been fabricated about the industry over
the years. Read More...
US issues health warning over mercury fillings -- They're in
millions of mouths worldwide, but have been linked to heart disease and
Alzheimer's. Now a report concedes they may have a toxic effect on the
Solar Energy Projects -- Faced with a surge in the number of
proposed solar power plants, the federal government has placed a
moratorium on new solar projects on public land until it studies their
environmental impact, which is expected to take about two years.
ATF agents seize weapons from Blackwater's N.C. facility -- Agents
of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have
confiscated nearly two dozen automatic rifles from Blackwater Worldwide,
the private security contractor and firearms training company in Moyock,
Government Plunging Further Into Debt at $1 Million a Minute -- The
U.S. government's national debt is growing by almost $1 million per
minute, or $1.4 billion per day. Merely paying the interest on what this
debt has become is anticipated to place an increasing strain on public
Gardasil for boys??? -- Boys Now Targeted by Big Pharma's Vaccine
Campaign - If you have been following the thread of Grdasil articles
here over the past year you probably won't be amazed by this newly
announced campaign to bring Gardasil to your little boys.
Four Year Old Singing Sensation Kaitlyn Maher -- She's adorable and
she'll steal your heart! Watch as four-year-old Kaitlyn sings 'Somewhere
Out There' and doesn't miss a note. This is from the TV show America's
War camp kids chant 'Ooh, aah, ooh, aah, I want to kill somebody" --
Climbing ropes and crawling in the mud under barbed wire, dozens of
American high school kids at an unusual summer camp vied to see who
could get most dirty as they tackled an Army obstacle course.
Seattle Grocery Chain Stops Selling Foods Made With High Fructose Corn
Syrup -- Seattle-area food cooperative PCC Natural Markets has
removed all products containing high-fructose corn syrup from its
shelves, and has announced that it will no longer carry any product
sweetened with the controversial ingredient.
Un-busy bees a disaster for almost everyone -- Officials of the
Oakland company told Congress on Thursday that more than 40 percent of
its product's flavors, derived from fruits and nuts, depend on
honeybees. Without bees, fruits and nuts cannot exist.
Toxic cargo halts ferry salvage -- Sunken Filipino Ferry Was
Carrying Toxic Cargo! Salvage operations have been suspended at a sunken
ferry in the Philippines, after it emerged the ship was carrying a cargo
of highly toxic pesticides. NAVY SEAL DIVERS PULLED-OFF JOB! Divers from
the Philippines navy and coast guard as well as the US navy have been
retrieving bodies from the ship.
Radiation Monitors To Cost More Than DHS Estimated in '06 -- The
cost to put a new kind of radiation monitor in place at borders and
ports across the country would be far more than the Department of
Homeland Security initially told Congress, according to budget documents
and interviews with officials.
Accidental fungus leads to promising cancer drug -- A drug developed
using nanotechnology and a fungus that contaminated a lab experiment may
be broadly effective against a range of cancers, U.S. researchers
reported on Sunday.
How an effervescent tablet like Airborne got me in terrorist hot water
-- Almost seven years after 9/11, little may prevent an innocent
traveler from becoming an imagined threat.
Is your bank or
mortgage company already in trouble? -- Your play-by-play for the
end game of modern banking.
Detroit's mood grim as automakers face the brink -- CUTS, CUTS, AND
THEN MORE CUTS!
UK: Home-grown veg ruined by toxic fertiliser -- Gardeners across
Britain are reaping a bitter harvest of rotten potatoes, withered salads
and deformed tomatoes after an industrial herbicide tainted their soil.
Fake virus could make safe new vaccines -- A "wimpy" artificial
virus protected mice against polio, and the approach might be used to
make a range of safer new vaccines against viruses, U.S. researchers
reported on Friday.
Monsanto & White House Propaganda that Biotech Can Feed the World
Exposed as Lies -- A number of recent news stories on soaring food
prices worldwide have uncritically cited unsubstantiated claims that
genetically engineered crops are the solution to the problem. In fact,
according to experts at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), there
is no evidence that currently available genetically engineered crops
strengthen drought tolerance or reduce fertilizer use. Nor do they
fundamentally increase crop yields.
North Pole may have no ice this summer say US expert -- There could
briefly be no ice at the North Pole this summer, a US scientist said
Friday, an event that would mark a new stage in the melting of the
Arctic ice sheets due to global warming.
Credit crunch forcing US middle classes to live in their cars --
Homeless people living in cars and motorhomes across the US are being
joined by a new breed: the middle class. As mortgage foreclosures
continue to rise, growing numbers of middle-class professionals are
losing their homes and downsizing from four bedrooms to four wheels.
CDC expert gets West Nile bug - literally -- In the time it took him
to walk down his driveway in Fort Collins, Colorado, chat briefly with a
neighbor and return to his house, Petersen got infected with a
potentially serious mosquito-borne illness called West Nile virus.
Within hours of being bitten, he said, he began to feel symptoms he
Northeast braces for home heating oil increases -- New Englanders
struggling this summer to pay gas prices topping $4 a gallon should
brace for more bad news -- home heating oil costs next winter are
expected to hit record highs.
AT&T Whistleblower: Spy Bill Creates 'Infrastructure for a Police State'
-- Mark Klein, the retired AT&T engineer who stepped forward with the
technical documents at the heart of the anti-wiretapping case against
AT&T, is furious at the Senate's vote on Wednesday night to hold a vote
on a bill intended to put an end to that lawsuit and more than 30
Snoop Bill? You’re a “9/11 was an Inside Job” Tinfoil Hatter --
Don’t like the idea of the government walking with muddy shoes all over
the Fourth Amendment and snooping your telephone calls, reading your
email, rifling through credit and medical records? Well, obviously,
you’re a conspiracy nut.
The World in 2025, According to the National Intelligence Council --
The National Intelligence Council's latest report outlines trends in
technology that will shape the world to come in 2025. Among the
technologies covered is the development of the Internet of Things.
responders ability to detect & model hazardous releases in urban areas
is significantly limited -- 79 page .pdf file.
UK: I Spy a Spy, Menwith Hill, July 4th 2008, 5-10pm -- A protest
will be held at Menwith Hill base on July 4th, 2008. It will run from
5pm - 10pm, including music, speeches and food. Please attend in spy
Court Shoots Down D.C. Gun Ban -- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday
that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting,
the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.
The court's 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia's
32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the
Supreme Court of the United States -- District of Columbia
ET AL. v. Heller - Warning: This is a 157 page .pdf fil).
says FBI agents can't testify about 9/11 -- Government lawyers say
the ongoing investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks could be compromised
if the airline industry is allowed to seek more information from the FBI
to defend itself against lawsuits brought by terrorism victims.
Recall of Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water -- Another reason to get a
U.S. Stocks Tumble, Sending Dow to Worst June Since Depression --
U.S. stocks tumbled, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its
worst June since the Great Depression, as record oil prices,
credit-market writedowns and a slowing economy threatened to extend a
yearlong profit slump.
Dam Inspection Data Withheld From Press Under Patriot Act -- News
outlets seeking inspection and safety data on local dams, in light off
the recent string of floods in the Midwest, have been stonewalled by
government officials who have withheld such data as part of the Patriot
Act, according to Investigative Reporters and Editors.
told to boil tap water -- Britons living in the north of England
have been warned that they must boil tap water before using it because
the water is contaminated with a potentially serious stomach bug.
Company Seeks to Outlaw Vitamin B6 to Protect Pharma Profits -- Big
Pharma is constantly finding new ways to destroy the natural supplements
market, in much the same way that the American Medical Association once
sought to destroy the chiropractic industry (for which it was later
found guilty of conspiracy in U.S. courts, by the way). The latest
attack against vitamins comes from an FDA petition filed by Medicure
Pharma, Inc., which has astonishingly asked the FDA to ban the sale of
Wisconsin flooding may mean pricier organic foods -- Richard de
Wilde was still reeling from the more than $600,000 in damage that last
summer's flooding did to his organic vegetable farm when new storms
swept through this month, dumping rocks, gravel and silt on some acres,
washing away fences and contaminating fields with runoff. His Harmony
Valley Farm is one of the largest organic farms in the state of
The Five Secret Billion-Dollar Companies Sucking Obscene Amounts of
Taxpayer Money -- Meet the mystery defense contractors that are
raking in billions in taxpayer dollars without notice.
Glenn Beck would shoot terror SUSPECTS in the head -- CNN host Glenn
Beck expressed his disdain of the recent Supreme Court ruling granting
terror suspects the right to challenge their detention in civilian
courts, exclaiming that if he were President, he would do away with
detaining and prosecuting terrorism suspects altogether. Instead, a
President Beck would “shoot them all in the head [if] we think that they
are against us.”
'US builds 4 bases on Iraq-Iran border' -- The US military has
constructed four advanced bases 20 miles from Iraq's border with Iran, a
senior Iraqi police officer has announced.
New York City Is Pushing for HIV Tests for All in Bronx -- The New
York City health department plans to announce on Thursday an ambitious
three-year effort to give an HIV test to every adult living in the
Bronx, which has a far higher death rate from AIDS than any other
borough. The campaign will begin with a push to make the voluntary
testing routine in emergency rooms and storefront clinics, where city
officials say that cumbersome consent procedures required by state law
have deterred doctors from offering the tests.
Faith Lets Some Kids Skip Shots -- Regardless of the reason, the
ranks of parents exercising nonmedical exemptions to vaccination are
growing, public health officials say.
revision of the National Infrastructure Protection Program (DHS) from
the federal register -- This notice informs the public that the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently reviewing the
National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and, as part of a
comprehensive national review process, solicits public comment on issues
or language in the NIPP that need to be updated in this triennial review
Web Video: ABC I-Team Investigates Problematic Organics --
Carcinogens in "organic" personal care products? Natural food chain
selling "organic" foods predominantly from China? Watch and learn! Watch
I-Team investigate Whole Foods Market. A large portion of the "certified
organic" products are imported from China?
New law targets stoned drivers -- Drivers who get behind the wheel
while high on drugs will face roadside testing and they could be ordered
to surrender urine, blood or saliva samples at the police station under
a controversial new law that takes effect one week from today.
Feds want to
take your picture from satellite now -- A Bush administration
program to expand domestic use of Pentagon spy satellites has aroused
new concerns in Congress about possible civil-liberties abuses.
Carlin, Diet Coke With Aspartame & Cardiac Death -- Carlin had a
very bad habit, he was addicted to Diet Coke with aspartame. He suffered
several heart attacks, one at Dodger Stadium during a baseball game. He
died of heart failure on Sunday, June 22nd. Read More...
An Assessment of Antiwar Organizing and Activism -- What is lacking
in today's peace movement? How can grassroots organizers turn popular
antiwar sentiment into broad-based action? What strategies and tactics
should be employed, and how should the antiwar movement relate to the
Feds, Denver attempt to keep DNC security info secret -- The exact
location of a public demonstration zone outside of the Democratic
National Convention and information about how close activists will be to
delegates could be legally sealed from the public if the United States
Secret Service and the city of Denver can persuade a district judge to
approve a protective order blocking the information.
TECHSPLOITATION: The New Privacy -- TECHSPLOITATION It's shocking
how quickly we've all gotten used to the idea that the government can
and will listen in on everything we say on our telephones, as well as
everything we do on the Internet. Case in point: the FISA Amendments Act
passed in the House last week, and is predicted to pass the Senate this
week. This is a bill that grants telecoms retroactive immunity for
illegally giving the National Security Agency access to the phone calls
and Internet activities of millions of US citizens.
from the national geospatial intelligence agency -- You can see
satellite images of the floods.
Technological Enslavement Is All Around Us -- The technological
enslavement grid is getting increasingly more insane and most people
don’t even care.
Where Have All the Fish Gone? -- The collapse of America’s West
Coast salmon fishery has an eerily familiar ring to it. Are the oceans
Can fruit make you fat? -- Natural sugar in fruit is 'fuelling the
nation's obesity epidemic'
Delta, TSA Employees Admit Smuggling Drugs At Atlanta Airport -- Two
former TSA employees and a former Delta worker admitted Wednesday to
smuggling drugs at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Meat recall Recall Information -- GROUND BEEF, ALL VARIETIES,
WEIGHTS, AND SIZES PURCHASED BETWEEN MAY 21 AND JUNE 8 - affected in
Kroger stores throughout Michigan and in central and northern Ohio
(Columbus and Toledo areas). Please see the list of current product
recalls. Why do we not hear about most of these recalls!!
MO gets $17 Million to Test Real ID Program -- Missouri will get $17
million to help develop and test the Real ID program and will house a
verification hub to help states validate identification cards.
"The World According to Monsanto" -- Monsanto is a world leader in
industrial agriculture, providing the seeds for 90 percent of the
world's genetically modified crops.
Crop Damage From Weather Tops $8 Billion -- From the worst floods in
the Midwest grain belt in 15 years to drought in California, damage to
crops from inclement weather has topped $8 billion so far this year, the
largest U.S. farm group said Wednesday.
14 die of cancer in seven years living next to phone mast with highest
radiation levels in UK -- Fourteen people living within a mile of a
mobile phone mast
that emits one of the highest levels of radiation in the country have
died of cancer. Four of the deaths have been in a cul-de-sac yards from
Court bans death penalty for child rape -- The Supreme Court
declared Wednesday that executions are too severe a punishment for child
rape, despite the "years of long anguish" for victims, in a ruling that
restricts the death penalty to murder and crimes against the state.
Superb WORLD Clock -- This is very cool...World Clock...check it
Mexico bans Arkansas poultry for now on bird flu -- Mexico will ban
all imports of poultry and poultry products from Arkansas after a small
flock in that U.S. state had been exposed to a mild form of bird flu,
the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.
San Francisco may name sewage treatment plant after Bush -- A group
going by the regal-sounding name of the Presidential Memorial Commission
of San Francisco is planning to ask voters here to change the name of a
prize-winning water-treatment plant on the shoreline to the George W.
Bush Sewage Plant.
Many states turning to paper ballots for fall -- Florida's election
fiasco in 2000 prompted many states to adopt electronic touch-screen
voting systems, but after a spate of malfunctions and meltdowns in 2004
and 2006, paper ballots are making a big comeback.
Operation FALCON 2008: Operation Falcon is once again rounding up people
-- There are links to each district & how many were arrested.
Illness, Death Dog Nutro Pet Food -- A series of mysterious illness
and death dogs Nutro pet food. Scores of pet owners report their animals
became ill while eating Nutro products, then recovered when they were
switched to another brand. At least six dogs have died in the past two
Price Of Food: 2007 - 2008 -- Compare the prices - then and now!
Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy and Poison Oak -- Should you have
the misfortune of brushing against either of those two, the good news is
that you can stop the itching, spread and blisters with these home and
natural remedies: Read More...
Offices With Live Plants Make Employees Happier and Healthier --
There could be a relatively simple and inexpensive way to make the
American workplace more humane and even healthier. The key? Research
published recently in the ASHS journal HortScience concludes the
workplace can experience huge benefits with the addition of live plants
and/or a view of the outdoors.
Chart: The Cost
of the War in Iraq vs. Spending on Solar Energy Research --
Different types of Energy compared to the cost of war in Iraq.
Leaked NIST Docs: "Unusual" Event Before Collapse Of WTC 7 -- Leaked
confidential NIST documents concerning the investigation into the
collapse of WTC 7, the 47-storey skyscraper that was not hit by a plane
but imploded in under seven seconds on 9/11, reveal that an "unusual"
event preceded the collapse of the building - a "jet of flames" that
shot out of several windows after most of the fire had already died
Martial Law: A License to Loot, a Permit to Plunder -- Breaking and
entering: Where does this fit under the heading "To protect and serve"?
A paramilitary "strike team" commits a felonious break-in of a home in
the flood-ravaged Midwest.
Effort to toll I-70 in Missouri fails, once again -- A legislative
effort in the Missouri General Assembly has died. The bill would have
eliminated a couple of barriers prohibiting toll roads and bridges from
being built in the state.
Blackwater using cache of AK-47s -- "Blackwater has financed the
purchase of 17 Romanian AK-47 rifles for the Camden County Sheriff's
Office for use by Sheriff's Office," the agreement says. "The Camden
County Sheriff's Office will have unlimited access to these rifles for
training and qualification, and state of emergency use."
New Solar Dish Could Transform Energy Production -- A new type of
solar energy collector concentrates the sun into a beam that could melt
steel. Researchers say the device could revolutionize global energy
H.R. 6257: To reinstate the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use
Protection Act -- Bill was introduced: Jun 12, 2008 by sponsor Rep.
Mark Kirk [R-IL]. This Act may be cited as the ‘Assault Weapons Ban
Reauthorization Act of 2008’ - It shall be unlawful for a person to
manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon.
Remember though...A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate and
then be signed by the President before it becomes law.
Grow your own biofuel -- The list of things that need to be done to
create a proper biofuel industry is a long one. New crops, tailored to
fuel rather than food production, have to be created. Ways of converting
those crops into feedstock have to be developed. That feedstock has then
to be turned into something that people want to buy, at a price they can
Wheat harvest arrives without promise -- With wheat harvest finally
creeping into northeast Kansas, the folks who harvest, sell and buy the
breadbasket grain are finding themselves looking back with a sense of
Unusual lightning storm starts series of wildfires -- Fire crews
already spread thin fighting blazes across California are dealing with a
flurry of new fires on the North Coast caused from an unusual and
powerful lightning storm that struck on Friday.
AS WINTER APPROACHES -- Winter is coming. But who is preparing? The
Americans do not want to prepare. Each has his political fantasy or
hobbyhorse. Each imagines that summer will last indefinitely. Read
Belarusian lawmakers backs bill cracking down on Internet journalism,
last free medium -- Lawmakers in Belarus on Tuesday backed a bill
that critics have called the most repressive media legislation in
Europe. The bill would allow the government to close Internet sites
without warning and imprison journalists for reproducing foreign media
reports. It would also forbid unregistered journalists from posting
UK: Crucial vote on internet's future -- A complete overhaul of the
way people navigate the internet could begin following a crucial vote in
Bird Flu and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918-19 -- There is new
genetic research showing that the deadly outbreak of 1918-19 was a
strain of avian or bird flu. Read More...
Natural Gas Prices Set to Jump 52%, EIA Says -- The government
released a short-term energy outlook last week, revising projections for
natural-gas prices upward. According to a report from the Energy
Information Administration (EIA), natural gas will cost a whopping 52%
more this year than last year.
items that disappear first in a disaster -- This list was first
assembled by Joseph Almond prior to Y2K and it is valid to consider
these as "extremely desirable items" in the event of nearly any
disaster. Modify as you see fit.
Russia readies for possible Artic war -- Russia must be ready to
fight wars in the Arctic to protect its national interests in a region
that contains large and untapped deposits of natural resources, a
high-ranking military official told the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star)
in Nine Emergency Room Visits Caused by Pharmaceuticals -- A
Vancouver, Canada study has documented that 12% of emergency room (ER)
visits were the direct result of problems with a pharmaceutical drug.
The length of stay for those admitted to the hospital was significantly
Canadian cops kill another person with a taser -- Police said they
found a "combative male" at the scene just east of Turkey Point and a
taser was used on the man during the encounter. The man was taken into
police custody and transported to the Simcoe provincial police
From Ron Paul's weekly column - A major victory for Texas (about trans
Texas corridor) -- I am pleased to report that last week we received
notice that the Texas Department of Transportation will recommend the
I-69 Project be developed using existing highway facilities instead of
the proposed massive new Trans Texas Corridor/NAFTA Superhighway.
According to the Texas Transportation Commissioner, consideration is no
longer being given to new corridors and other proposals for a new
highway footprint for this project. A major looming threat to property
rights and national sovereignty is removed with this encouraging
on turmeric - common cooking spice found to combat diabetes, obesity
-- Turmeric, a common Asian spice that gives curries their bright yellow
color, has a long history of use in reducing inflammation, healing
wounds and relieving pain. This week at a medical conference in San
Francisco, participants heard that tumeric also is effective at
combating two health problems that many Americans suffer - diabetes and
Mandatory In-Car Breathalyzers Coming? -- If you’re not a convicted
drunk driver, should you still be required to have an in-car
breathalyzer fitted (at your expense, ‘natch) to your next new vehicle?
FDA Seizes Pet Food At PETCO Distribution Center -- U.S. Marshalls
have seized various animal food products from a PETCO distribution
center that serves much of the middle of the country after federal
inspectors found widespread and active rodent and bird infestation. The
distribution center in Joliet, Ill., provides pet food products and
supplies to PETCO retail stores in 16 states: Alabama, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
Salmonella and tomatoes -- Pick a tomato in the blazing sun and
plunge it straight into cold water. If that happened on the way to
market, it might be contaminated. Too big of a temperature difference
can make a tomato literally suck water inside the fruit through the scar
where its stem used to be. If salmonella happens to be lurking on the
skin, that's one way it can penetrate and, if the tomato isn't eaten
right away, have time to multiply.
Lack of sunshine vitamin may cloud survival odds -- New research
linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other
causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in
US crazy weather brings snow & heatwaves -- From Miami to Seattle to
Boston to Las Vegas, serious drought, historic flooding, sweltering heat
and bitter cold have hit the country- and almost all of it during the
months of May and June.
Technology Leaders Favor
Online ID Card Over Passwords -- Microsoft, Google and PayPal, a
unit of eBay, are among the founders of an industry organization that
hopes to solve the problem of password overload among computer users.
The Information Card Foundation is an effort to create a single
industrywide approach to managing identity online that promises to
reduce drastically the use of passwords and create a system that is less
vulnerable to fraud.
Alert: Agriculture Appropriations Bill Links NAIS to School Lunch
Program! -- According to her press release, the bill would require
USDA to purchase meat products for the School Lunch Program from
livestock premises registered with National Animal Identification System
beginning in July 2009. This is a back-door method for mandating NAIS
through the power of the purse strings. The bill also provides a total
NAIS funding level of $14.5 million or about $4.8 million above 2008.
Uruknet website censored by google -- Google stopped indexing
Uruknet the middle of May. After Uruknet wrote (again!) many e-mails to
Google (and again! we didn’t receive any reply) Google restarted
indexing some (not all!) Uruknet’s article on June 17. However, it seems
that these articles have a short life on Google since they keep
disappearing immediately after they are indexed. By the way, Uruknet is
info from occupied Iraq.
George Carlin - The Real Owners Of America -- "The real owners are
the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the
important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The
politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of
choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners."
The science of the UN -- “Science” -- to which I have devoted my
life -- is one of the most devalued words. And nowhere is it more abused
than in the United Nations, where institutionalized mob rule is called
YouTube: Homemade electric powered 1975 VW beetle -- Why aren't we
all driving on sunlight?
That Go Boom In The Night -- About mystery explosions.
Scientists Say The Earth Is Humming -- Not just noise, but a deep,
astonishing music. Can you hear it?
House Resolution Calls for Naval Blockade against Iran By Andrew W
Cheetham -- A US House of Representatives Resolution effectively
requiring a naval blockade on Iran seems fast tracked for passage,
gaining co-sponsors at a remarkable speed, but experts say the measures
called for in the resolutions amount to an act of war.
12 Food Additives to Avoid -- Take a look at the 12 additives to
subtract from your diet!
Are You Allergic to Wireless Internet? -- Electromagnetic
Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS) is a condition in which people are
highly sensitive to electromagnetic fields. In an area such as a
wireless hotspot, they experience pain or other symptoms.
High Likelihood of a Market Crash -- This past week, the Royal Bank
of Scotland credit strategist Bob Janjuah warned of a full-fledged crash
in global stock and credit markets. He anticipates a 300 point drop
within the next three months.
Chaos Erupts As Storm Victims Try To Get Food Stamps -- Chaos
erupted outside Family and Social Services Administration offices in
Indianapolis Friday as storm victims lined up to receive emergency food
Scuffles break out in line for Wis. food vouchers -- Pushing and
shoving broke out Monday among some of the 2,500 people hit hard by
recent floods who lined up outside a county office in hopes of
collecting free food vouchers. Some residents told the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel they heard from friends or at food pantries that they could get
free vouchers to replace food lost in recent floods and power outages.
However, the Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center was only taking names
for a state voucher program.
AP Says Iowa Flood Victims Love FEMA -- Nearly three years after
Hurricane Katrina turned FEMA into a punchline, many homeowners,
politicians and community leaders in the flood-stricken Midwest say that
so far, the agency is doing a heckuva job — and they mean it.
Police teams drill for crowd control -- Police officers from around
Washtenaw County descended on Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School Friday for
the first coordinated training session of a team designed to respond to
large special events.
Towns question fluoride use -- The great American assault on tooth
decay began here 63 years ago, earning Grand Rapids a special place in
the annals of dental history: the first city in the world to fluoridate
its public water system. It is more than a little head-scratching that
fluoride, the chemical widely credited with dramatically cutting
cavities and promoting oral hygiene, is having its scientific
credentials questioned in the city that literally swallowed it first.
CDC uses duct tape to seal bioweapon room!? -- At the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention's new $214 million infectious disease
laboratory in Atlanta, scientists are conducting experiments on
bioterror bacteria in a room with a containment door sealed with duct
REPLACING CONTROLLED NEWSPAPERS ... WITH REAL ONES! By: Devvy Kidd
-- The US~Observer and USA Tomorrow have established a marketing plan
that will provide only 67 Distributorships throughout the different
regions of the country. With so few to sell, they will go very fast.
MP urges ecstasy for war veterans -- The South Australian Government
is being urged to consider a trial of the drug MDMA, known as ecstasy,
to treat war veterans.
MOD claims nuclear vets too old to remember what happened in court case
-- Defence chiefs are trying to wriggle out of paying nuclear test
veterans compensation - by claiming they are now TOO OLD to remember
what happened. The ridiculous claim is being made by Ministry of Defence
lawyers defending a multi-million-pound lawsuit alleging negligence. A
court document says the ageing vets' memories are "fatally and
VETERAN GUINEA PIGS -- "What shocked me most was that not one
Congressman or Senator was shocked that veterans were being used as
guinea pigs. Because this use of America's "expended" warriors has been
going on since World War II."
Teenagers, the U.S. Army Wants You -- Incentives: $1,000 per
month to enlist before graduation - Help pay for college - $40,000
enlistment bonus - Waiver for recruits who have an arrest record. (It's
what they don't tell you is bothersome to me)!
Military Demands Bonus Money Back from Soldiers with Arms, Legs Blown
Off -- In some cases, the U.S. military has been denying wounded
soldiers the full amount of their enlistment bonuses, under the
rationale that the soldiers are unable to fulfill the full term of their
War deaths undercounted says study -- New estimates of war deaths in
13 nations including Vietnam, Ethiopia and Bangladesh show that previous
counts vastly understated the lives lost to war in the past half
century, researchers said on Thursday.
Army official fired for trying to block KBR fraud -- Four years ago,
U.S. Army auditors notified Smith, a Pentagon contract manager, that KBR,
the Bush administration's most favored defense contractor, could not
adequately explain more than $1 billion in war billings. Smith, a career
civilian employee, did his duty: He confronted KBR and warned that
unless they supplied credible justification, he would levy penalties of
15 percent on future work payments while also blocking any performance
bonuses for the company.
Rebel scientist battles dangerous vaccines & antibiotics -- Dr. Shiv
Chopra, as a vaccine and drug regulator for Health Canada for nearly
forty years, evaluated every red-hot topic in public health. He tried,
sometimes successfully, to protect the public from ineffective and
harmful vaccines, genetically modified foods, pesticides, carcinogenic
antibiotics and hormones used in food-producing animals, and
agricultural practices that promote Mad Cow Disease. Unsurprisingly, he
was fired from Health Canada in 2004 for “insubordination” -- in other
words, refusing to bow to corporate and government pressure to give
a pass to unsafe substances.
Ex-Pentagon Lawyer Says He Researched ‘Real Manchurian Candidate Stuff’
-- A former Pentagon lawyer scheduled to testify today before the Senate
Armed Forces Committee told the New York Times he researched
psychological studies about the effects of interrogation after his
superiors expressed frustration about Guantanamo detainees withholding
Militia defined -- The word "militia" is a Latin abstract noun,
meaning "military service", not an "armed group" (with the connotation
of plurality), and that is the way the Latin-literate Founders used it.
The collective term, meaning "army" or "soldiery" was "volgus militum".
Since for the Romans "military service" included law enforcement and
disaster response, it might be more meaningfully translated today as
"defense service", associated with a "defense duty", which attaches to
individuals as much as to groups of them, organized or otherwise.
You will not be able to get food-a report on trends -- We have
"innocently" accommodated rising population with greater and greater
food production via technology and the profit motive. But now we have
run out of room to grow, as biotechnology, for example, has severe
limitations -- major ones being petroleum dependence and topsoil loss.
The biggest wild card for our existence is climate change, as we see
with floods and other extreme weather affecting our food supply.
Cheney gets last laugh - Once again above the law! -- Vice President
Dick Cheney has won his battle to withhold records from the public
despite efforts by Congress and other critics who say they should be
open to scrutiny.
Millions displaced by India floods -- The death toll from monsoon
flooding in eastern India climbed to 26 on Friday, with hundreds of
villages cut off and an estimated four million people displaced,
Pa truckers asked to comment on PA turnpike lease proposal -- A
committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has scheduled a
public hearing next week on a bill that would allow the governor to
lease the state’s turnpike to private investors – but only invited
guests will be allowed to testify.
Record corn prices mean more expensive meat & dairy -- Raging
Midwest floodwaters that swallowed crops and sent corn and soybean
prices soaring are about to give consumers more grief at the grocery
A toll protest certain to draw attention -- Residents along
Interstate 80 in Clarion County, PA, plan on forming a large conga line
later this month to protest a state law calling for the route to be
House easily passes compromise surveillance law -- The House Friday
easily approved a compromise bill setting new electronic surveillance
rules that effectively shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits
arising from the government's terrorism-era warrantless eavesdropping on
phone and computer lines in this country.
World not fully prepared for flu pandemic says expert -- The world
is far from being fully prepared for a flu pandemic, a leading U.S.
infectious diseases expert said on Saturday, warning there were big gaps
in surveillance and basic knowledge.
The economy: Is your favorite store closing? Check here -- Retail
chains close hundreds of stores, putting thousands of employees out of
work at a time when a paycheck is more important than ever.
Gold May Rise to $5,000 on Inflation, Schroder Says -- Gold prices
may rise to $5,000 an ounce as investors seek to protect themselves
against accelerating inflation, said Schroder Investment Management
Ltd., which oversees $277 billion of assets globally.
American Union Will Also Have Common Currency -- Brazilian President
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva recently revealed that the South American
countries are planning for a common currency as part of the integration
of the individual countries into the Union of South American Nations.
This integration is patterned after the formation of the European Union,
and parallels the plan for the North American Union.
For U.S. Children: Center for Retarded Kids Uses Electroshock Therapy
-- It appears that the use of electroshock punishment tactics isn't
limited to the U.S. military these days: The state of Massachusetts has
renewed a special education school's authority to use electric shocks as
a form of punishment, even after the school admitted to administering
excessive and unfair shocks to two children after being told to do so by
a prank caller.
14 die of cancer in seven years living next to phone mast with highest
radiation levels in UK -- Fourteen people living within a mile of a
mobile phone mast that emits one of the highest levels of radiation in
the country have died of cancer. Four of the deaths have been in a
cul-de-sac yards from the site.
A Cluster of Veterans' Deaths; By Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD --
Recently four Charleston, WV-area veterans -- Derek Johnson, 22, Andrew
White, 23, Eric Layne, 29, and Nicholas Endicott, with "Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder" (PTSD), treated with the Paxil, Klonopin, and Seroquel
-- died in their sleep. All were said to be in good health.
Phones Damage Eyes And Entire Visual System -- Microwave phones can
make kids vision-impaired. Microwaves cause eye lens opacity similar to
2 Billion may Suffer from Mobile Cancer by 2020 -- The studies and
survey conducted by Australian Health Research Institute indicates that
due to billions of times more in volume electromagnetic radiation
emitted by billions of mobile phones, internet, intranet and wireless
communication data transmission will make almost 1/3 rd of world
population (about 2 billions) patient of ear, eye and brain cancer
beside other major body disorders like heart ailments, impotency,
migraine, epilepsy etc.
crisis threatens healthy banks -- Increasing struggles by consumers
and businesses to make payments on a variety of loans, not just
mortgages, are setting off a new wave of trouble in the financial sector
that is battering even institutions that had steered clear of the
Obama & Wife lin Orange and Blue -- Obama & Wife (Orange & Blue)
Comedian George Carlin dead at 71 -- COMEDIAN George Carlin, a
counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words,
has died of heart failure aged 71.
America's Military Machine Gearing Up for Total WAR -- America is
gearing for total war, feeding its military machine and may starve
people unaligned with the Pentagon, if necessary, as it does other
nations. The people have no political candidates and options remaining
to stop the bloodbath they are conducting in the Middle East , not to
mention the worldwide dislocations produced from their hegemonic
megalomania and lawless rogues on Wall Street.
Midwest flood victims feel misled by feds -- Amid the disastrous
flooding across Iowa, Illinois and Missouri - some policymakers are
demanding the government come up with more accurate, up-to-date
flood-risk assessments, inform the public better of the dangers, and
require nearly all homeowners to buy coverage if they live near dams or
Government Is Sued Over Seizure of Liberty Dollars -- A dozen people
around the country filed suit in U.S. District Court in Idaho this week
demanding the return of all the copper, silver, gold, and platinum coins
— more than seven tons of metal in all — that the FBI and Secret Service
seized in November during raids of a mint in Idaho and a strip mall
storefront in Indiana.
Law Enforcement: SWAT Run Amok -- Two recent incidents involving
SWAT teams are adding fuel to the fire in the emerging controversy over
the routine use of such paramilitarized police units to prosecute the
drug war. In Chicago, the Chicago Police Department has been hit with a
$10 million lawsuit over a September raid on a social club. Meanwhile,
in Florida, the Pembroke Pines Police Department Special Response Team,
a SWAT-style unit, shot and killed a 46-year-old homeowner in a dawn
raid June 13 that netted a whopping three-quarters of an ounce of
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.
Police Enter Man's Home For Safety Check -- Their surprise visit was
part of a public service campaign. Officers had fanned out across the
city, leaving notices on doors to remind residents how to prevent thefts
by keeping garage doors closed, not leaving valuables in cars and
locking windows or doors. But at one house, they went further. Read
Robo Cop On
Rails -- Linceus GmbH’s miniature monorail cars are proposed to
secure the border. In fact, if implemented, they will be used to keep us
on the globalist reservation.
See the splendid space through Hubble Telescope -- Take a look...!
UK: Will greenhouses replace the average farm? -- Say goodbye to our
green and pleasant land. Our vegetables will come from a glasshouse in
Critics Demand Resignation of U.N. Official Who Wants Probe of 9/11
'Inside Job' Theories -- Critics are calling for the resignation of
a U.N. official who publicly supports investigating theories that the
Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were an
Death of the Internet! Long Live Internet 2! -- Some people use the
Internet simply to check e-mail and look up phone numbers. Others are
online all day, downloading big video and music files. For years, both
kinds of Web surfers have paid the same price for access. But now three
of the country’s largest Internet service providers are threatening to
clamp down on their most active subscribers by placing monthly limits on
their online activity.
US N-weapons parts missing, Pentagon says -- The US military cannot
locate hundreds of sensitive nuclear missile components, according to
several government officials familiar with a Pentagon report on nuclear
Internet Ties Link U.S. Terror Cells -- An ex-commando, working
undercover for the FBI, took photographs as aspiring terrorists plotted
to carry out attacks against U.S. soldiers in Iraq. They trained with
weapons and learned how to make suicide vests. Only this didn't happen
in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan. This training played out in Toledo,
Ohio, and involved three Americans drawn to the call of Jihad, CBS News
justice and homeland security correspondent Bob Orr reports.
Credit card fees: Some gas stations say 'no more' -- When gas
station manager Roger Randolph realized it was costing him money each
time someone filled up with $4-a-gallon gas, he hung a sign on his
pumps: "No more credit cards." Gas station operators nationwide are
reporting similar woes as higher prices translate into higher credit
card fees the managers must pay, squeezing profits at the pump.
Mexico caps price of basic foods -- Mexico has frozen the price of
150 basic foods to curb inflation, in the government's biggest set of
price controls in more than a decade.
Bomb Iran? What's to Stop Bush by Ray McGovern -- It's crazy, but
it's coming soon. The armed forces are working out details. Impeachment
may be the only way to stop it.
show host Michael Reagan files copyright infringement claim to prevent
audio clip of him calling for the murder of anti-war activist from
circulating the Internet -- Last week, radio talk show host Michael
Reagan called for his listeners to track down and murder anti-war
activist, Mark Dice. After Dice downloaded the show’s free podcast and
posted the 3 minute and 21 second clip on YouTube, Reagan filed a
copyright infringement claim to remove the clip in an attempt to prevent
it from circulating.
Grim world forecast for July-December (scroll down in article & read #7)
-- In the next semester indeed, all the components of the crisis
(financial, monetary, economic, strategic, social, political… ones) will
converge at the height of their intensity.
GM says 18,657 took buyouts, early retirements -- The departure of
18,657 hourly workers allows General Motors Corp. to take a major step
toward solving one of its most pressing problems — the need to shed
workers as it downsizes its truck production to match dwindling demand.
More consumers, workers shoplift as economy slows -- "Wages aren't
keeping up with inflation, especially the price of food and energy,"
says Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. "It just leaves
less money for everything else, and that breeds a lot of temptation."
Leaked military manual shows how to quash revolutions from San Salvador
to Iraq -- Wikileaks has released a sensitive 219 page US military
counterinsurgency manual. The manual, Foreign Internal Defense Tactics
Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces (1994, 2004), may be
critically described as "what we learned about running death squads and
propping up corrupt government in Latin America and how to apply it to
other places". Its contents are both history defining for Latin America
and, given the continued role of US Special Forces in the suppression of
insurgencies, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, history
FBI & Homeland Security behind martial law exercises in Indianapolis
-- For over two weeks 2,300 Marines have been using the city of
Indianapolis and its civilian population as a “simulated urban combat
zone” under the direction of FBI and the Department of Homeland
Seniors, disabled vets: Stimulus checks await you -- So far this
summer, about 154,000 low-income seniors and disabled veterans in
Michigan won’t be seeing the stimulus checks they deserve simply because
they didn’t file the proper paperwork. To receive your stimulus payment
in 2008, you must file Form 1040A with the IRS by Oct. 15.
China admits taking, burying US POW from Korea -- After decades of
denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of
war in China, telling the U.S. that a teenage soldier captured in the
Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to
documents provided to The Associated Press.
Proof revealed that nuclear tests damaged veterans' DNA -- Britain's
forgotten nuclear test veterans were celebrating this week after a major
breakthrough in their campaign to have their suffering recognised. The
Government, which has ignored their plight for 50 years, had said if a
study of vets in New Zealand was proved to have shown their health had
been seriously affected by the tests, they would take the British
survivors' claims seriously.
Low approval rate for vets' chemical tests claims -- The Veterans
Affairs Department has granted only 6 percent of health claims filed by
veterans of secret Cold War chemical and germ warfare tests conducted by
the Pentagon, according to figures obtained Thursday by The Associated
Caring For America's Women Warriors -- "This is the first time in
our nation's history that we've had this many females, and especially
combat veterans who are females, entering the VA system," Duckworth
says. "I don't think, overall, any of the systems are quite ready for
that." A recent study found that outpatient care for women lagged behind
men in a third of the facilities, something the VA is working hard to
correct. Currently, only a third of VA hospitals have seperate clinics
Congress to pass a bill on eavesdropping -- Congress has reached a
deal on a bill that would authorize the Bush administration to eavesdrop
on Americans, US newspapers reported.
No more sunspots what does it mean? Scientists concerned -- Sunspots
- they are all gone. Not even solar physicists know why it’s happening
and what this odd solar silence might be indicating for our future.
Are Change Colorado Chases Black Helicopters in Denver, Preperations for
DNC Underway -- Preparations for the DNC are made in Denver as the
military exercises drills in the city. All captured by We Are Change
America's Secret Army of Contractor Spies: The Intelligence Industrial
Complex -- It appears that there’s no business like the spy
business, and the spy business is nobody’s business but its own.
Pennsylvania lawmakers test turnpike lease with vote -- A lawmaker’s
proposed amendment to an unrelated bill in the Pennsylvania House
generated a buzz this week about the proposed lease of the Pennsylvania
The Dow going down to 10,747 -- Bank Woes Key to Richard Suttmeier's
Grim Forecast. Be sure to listen to the clip on the left hand side of
the website link.
How Breast Cancer Became Big Business -- Since 2002, the group
Breast Cancer Action has promoted its "Think Before You Pink" campaign.
It's fighting "pinkwashing," which is when corporations try to boost
sales by associating their products with the fight against breast
cancer. Pinkwashing is a form of slacktivism -- a campaign that makes
people feel like they're helping solve a problem, while they're actually
doing more to boost corporate profits. Pinkwashing has been around for a
while, but is now reaching almost unbelievable levels.
Veterans from 1960s chemical tests press for help -- Lawmakers and
veterans of secret Cold War-era chemical and germ tests on military
personnel demanded help from the Bush administration Thursday, but they
got no satisfaction.
Soldiers Risk Ruin While Awaiting Benefit Checks -- Nearly 20,000
disabled soldiers were discharged in the past two fiscal years, and
lawmakers, veterans' advocates and others say thousands could be facing
financial ruin while they wait for their claims to be processed and
their benefits to come through.
House Resolution Calls for Naval Blockade against Iran -- A US House
of Representatives Resolution effectively requiring a naval blockade on
Iran seems fast tracked for passage, gaining co-sponsors at a remarkable
speed, but experts say the measures called for in the resolutions amount
to an act of war. H.CON.RES 362 calls on the president to stop all
shipments of refined petroleum products from reaching Iran. It also
"demands" that the President impose "stringent inspection requirements
on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains and cargo entering or
Citibank Hack Blamed for Alleged ATM Crime Spree -- A computer
intrusion into a Citibank server that processes ATM withdrawals led to
two Brooklyn men making hundreds of fraudulent withdrawals from New York
City cash machines in February, pocketing at least $750,000 in cash,
according to federal prosecutors. The ATM crime spree is apparently the
first to be publicly linked to the breach of a major U.S. bank's
systems, experts say.
Exposed: Harvard Shrink Gets Rich Labeling Kids Bipolar -- Meet the
man who got rich by popularizing bipolar disorder for children.
Congressional investigators and the NY Times expose the scandal.
Our view on drug safety: FDA Veterinarians tracks dog deaths, gets
smeared in the process -- ProHeart 6 — a controversial heartworm
drug for dogs — came back on the market last week, almost four years
after it was pulled when hundreds of dogs died and thousands more
suffered adverse reactions. Ordinarily, this might be of interest mainly
to pet owners and veterinarians. But this is much more than a dog story.
U.S.: 4 Chopper Engines Worth $13M Missing -- Four U.S. military
helicopter engines worth a combined $13.2 million are missing in the
Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the American military said Wednesday.
Government Strike Teams Invade Homes -- Shocking footage out of
Cedar Rapids Iowa shows cops and government employee "strike teams"
breaking into houses of flood victims and threatening anyone who
questions their actions in complete violation of the 4th amendment right
that protects against unlawful search and seizure.
Denver woman-military helicopters damage her yard -- A woman in
Denver claims the military helicopters flying over the city this week as
part of a training exercise caused damage in her backyard.
Mysterious fatal strokes in 3 U.S states baffle docs -- People in
three southern U.S. states are facing a health threat no one can
explain: an abnormally high risk of suffering a fatal stroke - even
among tourists just visiting the region.
More Levees Fail as Mississippi Floods Move South -- As floodwaters
in northern Iowa and Illinois recede, riverfront towns downstream in
both Illinois and Missouri are now fighting the high water, hoping that
more than two dozen levees still in the path of the rising Mississippi
River will hold.
US floods hit food prices -- Consumers were warned to expect even
sharper increases in global food prices after US officials said that
some of the country's best farmland is facing its worst flooding for 15
Our Ruined Harvest -- As corn and soy fields drown in rainwater, the
food crisis deepens!
Exercises Continue in Denver -- According to a Denver Police
spokesperson, the invasion of black helicopters with uniformed men
hanging off of them, experienced by this neighborhood this evening, is a
practice run of Navy Seals and SWAT teams, landing at the Civic Center,
Childrens Hospital, and City Park, in preparation for the Democratic
National Convention. Hmmmm….
One-third of people shot by Taser need medical attention -- About
one in three people shot with a Taser by the RCMP receive injuries that
require medical attention, according to a joint investigation by CBC
News/Radio-Canada and the Canadian Press.
Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater is Still in Charge, Deadly, Above the Law and
Out of Control -- Think Blackwater's days are numbered? Think again.
Jeremy Scahill explains why its slaughter of Iraqis has not stopped the
notorious mercenary firm.
HAARP, Chemtrails and Earthquakes – Any connection? -- There has
been a lot of speculation on the internet recently about whether HAARP
is in some way connected to the recent earthquake in China (and possibly
other events). Photos of strange clouds (with rainbow colors) have been
sighted shortly before the earthquake occurred.
Vitamin C About to be Made Illegal in Canada! -- What if, just for
taking vitamin C, you could be thrown in jail for up to 2 years and
fined up to $5,000,000? That scenario could very well soon become a
reality in Canada.
New iThermostats give Texas Energy Company (TXU) control -- TXU
Energy said Wednesday it will give away thermostats that allow customers
to set their home temperatures via the Internet and allow TXU to cycle
air conditioners off during some summer afternoons.
Socially Engineering The Public For Martial Law -- The terrorists in
the federal government are continuing their push to have a fully
functioning martial law apparatus.
China rushes to fix dams as 9,000 sq miles flooded -- China has
posted hundreds of police and rescue officials to shore up dams
threatening to burst under torrential rain that has already flooded
thousands of square miles of crops and homes.
'Silver' mercury fillings may harm pregnant women -- "Pregnant women
and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more
sensitive to mercury exposure, including individuals with existing high
levels of mercury bioburden, should not avoid seeking dental care, but
should discuss options with their health practitioner," the agency said
in the updated "Question and Answer" fact sheet about dental amalgams.
Kitco - Notice the mention of Bilderbergers -- Be sure to check this
Be Afraid - Very
Afraid -- Workshop on Preparing for Calamities Focuses on the Flu
Consumers Against Cancer "Cures" -- Consumers should beware of
products sold on the Internet that claim to cure cancer, U.S. health
officials said on Tuesday, threatening penalties against more than two
dozen companies selling creams, tea and pills as treatments for the
disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a variety of Web
sites sell such products, which can harm patients with potentially risky
ingredients or by keeping them from seeking proven therapies.
Kansas: Rains spawn head scab outbreak in wheat -- Untimely rains
have spawned an epidemic of the fungal disease head scab in winter wheat
fields in Kansas, reducing yields and quality just as harvest gets under
way in the state, industry experts say.
R3VOLution - Phase II -- In case you haven't heard, the R3VOLution
has officially moved into Phase II. Ron Paul's words: "We will not be
silenced. We will not be stopped, if you help. Join me in this great
work. Become a member of the Campaign for Liberty.
RANCHER AWARDED MILLIONS IN DECADES OLD PROPERTY RIGHTS DISPUTE -- A
decades-long battle between an American ranching family and the United
States government over water rights and cattle grazing on federal lands
appears to have ended June 6, when a D.C.-based federal judge ruled in
favor of the family and awarded more than $4.2 million in compensation –
plus 17 years of interest and attorney’s fees and costs -- to the
estates of the late Nevada rancher and property rights advocate Wayne
Hage and his first wife, Jean Nichols Hage.
Oklahoma to feds: Don't tread on me -- Steamed over a perceived
increase in federal usurping of states' rights, Oklahoma's House of
Representatives told Washington, D.C., to back off. Oklahoma certainly
knows the line in the sand! (Thanks Jimm)
‘Weather Wars’ Pummel US-China Heartlands, India In Total Chaos By:
Sorcha Faal -- The coming brutality of the horrific catastrophes
soon to befall them will render them into slaves, at best, or at the
worst into the World beyond this one where being lost they will go mad.
Forever. Read More...
Government Terrorists Terrorize Iowa Homeowners -- Government
terrorists are continuing their agenda of terrorizing the American
people and destroying individual liberty. Using the guise of keeping
people safe from the floods in Iowa, uniformed terrorists are setting up
Nazi like checkpoints forbidding people from going back to their homes.
Ohio Checkpoints Enrage Ohio flood Victims -- Police twice caught a
man in his flood-damaged home before the property had been cleared by
city inspectors. But Rick Blazek vowed to return — even if he had to
sneak behind bushes. "Once I'm in there, I'm not coming out unless they
have handcuffs and leg shackles," he pledged Sunday at a checkpoint
where authorities were limiting access.
Red Cross Disaster Fund Is Depleted -- The American Red Cross said
yesterday that it has depleted its national disaster relief fund and is
taking out loans to pay for shelters, food and other relief services
across seven Midwestern states battered by floods.
Soldiers Risk Ruin While Awaiting Benefit Checks -- Nearly 20,000
disabled soldiers were discharged in the past two fiscal years, and
lawmakers, veterans' advocates and others say thousands could be facing
financial ruin while they wait for their claims to be processed and
their benefits to come through.
Study finds depression can trigger diabetes -- People with
depression have a higher risk of developing the most common form of
diabetes than others, according to a study published on Tuesday that
sheds light on the interplay between the two conditions.
Drought emergency declared in vital California farmland --
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency
Thursday to help the state's Central Valley farm region deal with a
Iraq deal with US to end immunity for foreign contractors -- The US
has accepted that foreign contractors in Iraq will no longer have
immunity from Iraqi law under a new security agreement now under
negotiation, says the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari.
Drugs show up in Americans' water -- A vast array of pharmaceuticals
— including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex
hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41
million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.
gives up on toll financing for Trans Texas Corridor 69 -- In a
further retreat before anti-road activists and a hostile legislature
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has abandoned Trans Texas
Corridor 69, acknowledged there will be no significant toll financing,
and abandoned consideration of any new routing. Only existing surface
arterial roads will be upgraded.
Phone Hazards - The Evidence Is In -- The evidence is in - and it is
overwhelming. Even at typical low power, cell phones and wireless
technology cause severe biological disturbances in human cells.
TSA screener badges to look like police badges -- Some sworn
officers fear airline passengers will mistake screeners for
law-enforcement officials with arrest powers.
Hospitals hold disaster drill -- Eight Denver hospitals held drills
Tuesday to test their abilities to respond to a disaster that would
injure thousands of people.
Military choppers fly over Denver during top secret drill -- A
half-dozen military helicopters flew low over parts of Denver Monday
night as part of a security drill organized by the U.S. Department of
Justice. Denver police said they were aware of the operation, but could
provide no details. The secret drills coincided with preparations for
the Democratic National Convention, which will take place in Denver in
Criminal crackdown targeting Christians -- When a Christian pastor
in Canada wrote a commentary on the Bible's perspective on
homosexuality, a government commission ordered him to renounce his faith
and apologize. When a family-owned photography studio in New Mexico
refused, on religious grounds, to take pictures at a same-sex ceremony,
the fine for such "discrimination" was $6,600. Now the experts say
Colorado is joining in the repression of the practice of Christianity.
'Biggest danger is to religious conscience of business owners'.
Denver stocks up on pepper weapon -- Denver police are stocking up
on guns that fire a pepper spray-like substance instead of bullets - a
less-lethal weapon used to disperse crowds - in advance of the
Democratic National Convention.
Tomato recall - Is irradiation the solution? (you knew this was
coming) -- “Whenever there’s a food poisoning outbreak, we hear about
irradiation as the panacea for foodborne illness, but irradiation is in
fact expensive, impractical, and ineffective.
Democrats Ready To Gut The Constitution To Protect Their 'Constituents'
- The Telecoms -- Proving the old axiom that Congress "is the best that
money can buy," congressional Democrats are preparing to gut the
Constitution by granting giant telecom companies retroactive immunity
and liability protection on warrantless wiretapping by the Bush regime.
'Disposable Heroes': Veterans Used To Test Suicide-Linked Drugs --
An ABC News and Washington Times Investigation Reveals Vets Are Being
Recruited for Government Tests on Drugs with Violent Side Effects.
Swedes take to the street to fight domestic spying -- This Wednesday
at 9am the Swedish Parliament is voting on a new wiretapping law which
would enable the civil agency (FRA — Defense Radio Agency) to snoop on
all traffic crossing the Swedish border.
Chemicals in Toothpaste Kill Teenage Girl -- A teenage girl who died
from anaphylactic shock in October was killed by an allergic reaction to
her toothpaste, her family has alleged.
Bayer & Monsanto: Who's Responsible for Selling the Most Chemical
Poisons to Farmers & Gardeners? -- US company Monsanto has the
portfolio with the highest proportion (60 percent) of pesticides that
are particularly toxic to humans and the environment. [but loses out in
the rankings due to lower volumes than the likes of Bayer]
In Russia, sometimes it rains cement -- Russian air force planes
dropped a 25-kg (55-lb) sack of cement on a suburban Moscow home last
week while seeding clouds to prevent rain from spoiling a holiday,
Russian media said on Tuesday.
Washington Mulls Assisted Suicide Measure -- There isn't much John
Peyton can do on his own except speak, and soon he'll lose even that.
The former Boeing computer programmer has Lou Gehrig's disease, which
progressively paralyzes its victims. His doctor gives him three to six
months to live. He is using his last months to oppose a ballot
initiative that would allow physicians in Washington state to help
terminally ill patients end their lives. Only Oregon has such a law.
Record storm batters Great Falls area -- Snow in June isn't all that
unusual in Montana, but rarely does it come in the quantity that fell
early Wednesday morning.
Flooding worries spread to other towns along the Mississippi -- Iowa
officials are concerned about towns along the Mississippi River as
floodwaters in the state's eastern counties began to drain toward the
On The Lighter Side:
How many zeros in a billion? -- The next time you hear a politician
use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want
the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.
Military lawyers objected to harsher interrogation -- Military
lawyers warned against the harsh detainee interrogation techniques
approved by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in 2002, contending in
separate memos weeks before Rumsfeld's endorsement that they could be
illegal, a Senate panel has found.
Bush and Brown's warning to Iran -- Gordon Brown and President
George Bush have warned Iran to accept their "offers of partnership" or
face tough sanctions and international isolation.
Lawmaker takes 9/11 doubts global -- Fujita, a member of the
Democratic Party of Japan, along with a growing number of individuals —
including European and American politicians — are leading a charge to
conduct a thorough, independent investigation of what happened on Sept.
Salmonella: Trickier Than We Imagined -- Salmonella is serving up a
surprise not only for tomato lovers around the country but also for
scientists who study the rod-shaped bacterium that causes misery for
millions of people.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Bans PhotoBlocker -- Marketer of
sprays and plate covers intended to defeat photo enforcement forced to
stop doing business in Pennsylvania.
A defect on tires has links to China -- Poisonous pet food. Lead
paint on children's toys. The latest potentially defective Chinese
import to hit American shores: tire-valve stems, the rubber shafts that
allow motorists to fill their tires with air. There are at least 36
million of the imported valve stems on tires on American roads. Any of
them could cause dangerous tire failures this summer.
School District to Begin Microchipping Students -- A Rhode Island
school district has announced a pilot program to monitor student
movements by means of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips
implanted in their schoolbags.
Drug Companies Do Not Want You to Take Supplements -- Supplements
like Coenzyme Q10, amino acids, even a daily multiple vitamin can
provide your body with natural health benefits. So why would the
pharmaceutical companies have a problem with this? Think about it. If
nutritional supplements worked for even a small portion of the people
currently bound to their prescription medications for heart disease,
arthritis, diabetes and other degenerative diseases, the drug companies
would stand to lose a lot of money!
Associated Press demands bloggers stop using news excerpts --
Bloggers beware, Associated Press are on the warpath, starting bogus
copryright suits against those linking and quoting even the merest
fraction of an AP news report.
TSU student jailed on bogus Wal-Mart forgery charge -- Nitra Gipson
was charged with felony forgery after the Meyer Park Wal-Mart manager
accused her of passing bogus money orders. Thing is, the money orders
were legit and had been purchased at Wal-Mart to begin with.
Proposed Worker Verification Mandate Would Have Broad Reach --
Following up on a presidential directive, the Bush administration has
proposed regulations spelling out a broad mandate for federal
contractors, including those in construction, to use an electronic
system to prove that their workers are legally authorized to work in the
LAW SCHOOL TO ORGANIZE BUSH WAR CRIMES TRIAL -- A conference to plan
the prosecution of President Bush and other high administration
officials for war crimes will be held September 13-14 at the
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover.
US soldier refuses to report for active duty in Iraq -- Chiroux
served five years in the army, with tours in Afghanistan, Japan, Germany
and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged last year and was
placed in the Individual Ready Reserves (IRR), a pool of former soldiers
who can be "reactivated" in a national emergency or war.
What will the US look like in 4 years? -- Fast-forward to 2012 to
see how the US and the world fares under America's 44th
commander-in-chief. Rupert Cornwell, one of the most experienced and
eloquent observers of US politics, gazes into the future and delivers
his verdict on each man's first term.
Southern Chile volcano erupts with renewed strength -- The Chaiten
volcano in southern Chile has erupted with renewed strength, belching
thick clouds of ash and hurling molten rocks into the air, regional
authorities said Friday.
Costa Rica’s Arenal Lets Molten Boulders Fly Twice this Week -- One
of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations, the Arenal Volcano,
puts on an incredible, natural light show almost every night. It’s a
spectacular sight to see molten lava pour out of Arenal’s pointed mouth,
but as area experts and park rangers know, the volcano is not always
friendly, and it is therefore monitored carefully. As if to prove its
power, on Tuesday (June 10), Volcán Arenal threw flaming rocks down its
edges, causing a stir for the second time in five days.
Volcano warning after earthquake -- NEW Zealand scientists today
warned people to stay away from the country's most active volcano after
an earthquake rocked the region.
Lebanon hit by seven tremors since Thursday -- Two tremors measuring
3.8 and 3.9 on the Richter Scale hit the region Friday. The other five
occurred hit the surroundings of Srifa village within the space of three
hours on Thursday afternoon.
Astronomers find batch of "super-Earths" -- European researchers
said on Monday they discovered a batch of three "super-Earths" orbiting
a nearby star, and two other solar systems with small planets as well.
Reagan’s death threat against Mark Dice is not a trivial matter --
Both Reagan and Dice reside in California, so prosecuting Reagan for
threatening to kill Dice — more specifically, by stating he will provide
the bullets to kill Dice — should be a straightforward matter.
Michael Reagan’s Use of the Airwaves to Contract the Murder of Mark Dice
Not Reported by Any Major Network
Here to contact Mike Reagan to let him know how you feel...!
T-Shirt Information -- Check out the sniper T-Shirts information and
the letter to the listeners and supporters.
Private Partnership -Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) -- The
government wants you to participate in ??? We need some Power Team
members to join and share the info. InfraGard is a partnership between
the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector.
Help Get Justice
for PFC James Burmeister -- As you may be aware already, James
Burmeister is being held at Fort Knox, KY. James voluntarily turned
himself in to the military on March 4th, 2008 after having been AWOL
from the U.S. Army since May 4, 2007. His reason for having gone AWOL is
untreated PTSD and wanting to get back to his family in Oregon which
lives with hardship. James is an Iraq combat veteran. He manned machine
guns on top of humvees and spent 6 months in the line of gunfire. He
survived three IED explosions, the last of which knocked him
Oklahoma Recalls Bill That Would Have Facilitated NAFTA Superhighway
-- The Oklahoma State Senate voted to recall a bill that would have
further facilitated plans for the NAFTA Superhighway to run through the
Russert Killed by Heart Medication? -- Tim Russert was taking
prescription medications when he suffered a heart attack and died.
Nearly 100,000 Americans are killed each year by FDA-approved
pharmaceuticals, according to the American Medical Association.
Virtually none of those deaths are accurately reported as being caused
by pharmaceuticals. Instead, the media simply reports that the victim
died of whatever biological malfunction was most noticeable at the time
Setback for Big Brother: Federal Court Suspends National Animal
Identification System -- USA was pleased to learn that on June 4,
2008, the U.S. District Court District of Columbia forced the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) to suspend indefinitely its plan to
establish a new Privacy Act system of records titled "National Animal
Identification System (NAIS)."
British police say up to 2,500 people show up to protest Bush and 25
arrested -- Up to 2,500 demonstrators held a boisterous rally in
London's Parliament Square on Sunday as U.S. President George W. Bush
dined with his British counterpart nearby.
Japan earthquake death toll climbs to 9 -- Rescue teams digging
their way through a ravine buried in mud Sunday pulled three bodies from
a hot springs inn, bringing the death toll to nine after a powerful
earthquake rocked northern Japan.
Earthquake Safety Tips -- The information in this article will save
lives in an earthquake.
Soldiers: Know Your Rights! -- What every soldier should know before
Army Reserve teams with D.C. Police to boost employment -- The Army
Reserve recruited the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department in its new
initiative to partner with public and private sector employers to
jointly recruit, train and employ individuals. Either side can recruit
an individual for the program, to let employees get Army training and
enhance Army operations.
FOOD: the global crisis deepens -- THE LIST of countries on the
brink of disaster because of the global food crisis is growing by the
week. Terrorism and security experts predict widespread social and
political unrest and violent conflict in the second and third world.
2nd Amendment Case Heads To Supreme Court -- One momentous case
down, another equally historic decision to go. The Supreme Court returns
to the bench Monday with 17 cases still unresolved, including its
first-ever comprehensive look at the Second Amendment's right to bear
About face on C-51 bill -- Health Minister won't lump in natural
medicines with pharmaceutical drugs.
New Gang of 14 won’t back McCain -- At least 14 Republican members
of Congress have refused to endorse or publicly support Sen. John McCain
for president, and more than a dozen others declined to answer whether
they back the Arizona senator. Many of the recalcitrant GOP members
declined to detail their reasons for withholding support, but Rep. John
Peterson (R-Pa.) expressed major concerns about McCain’s energy policies
and Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) cited the Iraq war. Read More...
OKLA DECLARES SOVEREIGNTY - TELLS FED. GOV. TO CEASE AND DESIST! --
THAT the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth
Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not
otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the
Constitution of the United States.
FLDS RAID AND THE NAFTA SUPER HIGHWAY by Devvy Kidd-- I can
tell you without any doubt that everyone in the immediate region knew
what was going on at that ranch. There's no way the sheriff and the town
of El Dorado didn't know polygamists were living there. So, if everyone
knew what was going on - why didn't anyone do anything about it? Why did
the State of Texas sit on their concerned hands until this alleged phone
call from a phantom "young girl" who is no where to be found suddenly
happen? Why didn't CPS investigate in a sane and legal way, instead of
this massive show of force? Why did this happen in April of 2008? That
ranch has been there for years. Read More...
Southern California Metropolitan Water District Begins Poisoning
Millions with Toxic Synthetic Fluoride Chemicals -- Fluoride is now
being added to the water systems of Los Angeles and San Diego, in spite
of the substance's classification as a toxin by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA).
Oil Prices Are So High -- "In my opinion, the two biggest factors in
oil's high price are the weakness in the US dollar's exchange value and
the liquidity that the Federal Reserve is pumping out."
Fuel crisis affects truckers worldwide -- In recent days, two
truckers have died in massive fuel protests in Europe, including one
driver from Spain, who was run over by a van as he, and others, tried to
block traffic at a market in Granada. Read More...
FEMA: It’s Not
About Floods, It’s About Martial Law -- FEMA has very little to do
with the sort of natural disasters the people of Iowa, Wisconsin, and
Indiana are currently experiencing and everything to do with martial
law, thus DHS boss Chertoff’s satisfaction “with the federal response to
the massive Midwest flooding” is little more than a dog and pony show, a
public relations gimmick slapped over the real face of FEMA.
U.S. Ranks Dead Last Among 19 Industrialized Nations in Preventive
Medicine -- The United States ranks worst among developed nations in
the number of preventable deaths, according to a study conducted by
researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and
published in the journal Health Affairs.
Health Benefits of Thai Curry Paste and Thai Cuisine -- Capturing
the essence of Thai food requires a handful of special ingredients that
you likely do not have in your kitchen. This blend of plants is called
Thai curry and contains natural preservatives while providing strong
medicinal properties. Despite tremendous flavor, the purpose of a curry
blend is primarily to prevent food spoilage. We'll explore the main
components of Thai curry in this article before providing three basic
recipes to get you started making your own Thai dishes.
Texas Corridor detour: Officials nix land grab -- Toll plan tossed:
'Any area that is not along an existing highway will not be
Epidemics: Scientists to hunt down new viruses before they strike --
Scientists are preparing to hunt down the planet's last remaining
viruses capable of triggering new diseases in humans. Several hundred
new varieties may still be lurking in the wild or in remote populations,
it is believed.
Paul to End Campaign, Launches New Effort -- Rep. Ron Paul's
presidential campaign, a pugnacious, ideological crusade against big
government and interventionist leanings in the Republican party, will
officially end Thursday at a rally outside the Texas GOP's convention,
ABC News has learned.
Paul Launches New "Campaign for Liberty" -- Ron Paul has officially
ended his Presidential campaign and launched his new organization to
carry the Freedom Message forward into the future: “Ron Paul’s Campaign
Flooding batters Iowa, forces evacuations -- The worst flooding in
15 years has paralyzed large sections of eastern Iowa, with heavy rains
and brutal storms leaving their marks from one end of the state to the
An ominous warning that the rapid rise in oil prices has only just begun
-- The chief executive of the world's largest energy company has issued
the most dire warning yet about the soaring the price of oil, predicting
that it will hit $250 per barrel "in the foreseeable future".
Iraq says talks with U.S. on pact reach "dead end" -- Iraqi Prime
Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday talks with the United States on a
new long-term security pact had reached a "dead end" because of U.S.
demands that infringed Iraq's sovereignty.
Justices side with Guantanamo detainees -- The Supreme Court dealt
the Bush administration a stunning setback yesterday, ruling that
terrorist suspects imprisoned at Guantanamo can fight for their rights
in U.S. courts and likely sounding a death knell for the controversial
offshore war-crimes trials.
'Brown gov't strangles British freedom' -- The British Conservative
Party spokesman David Davis has stepped down to protest “the
strangulation of British freedoms by the government”.
Governor Crist Signs Military and Veterans Bills into Law --
Governor Charlie Crist today signed four bills into law that will
benefit and honor Florida’s military members and veterans during a visit
to the 601st Air and Space Operations Center at Tyndall Air Force Base.
The new legislation supports business owners with military
service-connected disabilities and veterans residing in Florida’s State
Veterans’ Homes. The Governor also signed bills enhancing the Family
Readiness Program and expanding student access to Reserve Officers’
Training Corps programs.
Vets press for info on 1960s chemical tests -- Jack Alderson was
ordered never to talk about the secret weapons tests he helped conduct
in the Pacific during the 1960s. He kept quiet for decades. Alderson and
other witnesses were to testify Thursday before a House Veterans Affairs
panel considering legislation that would require more Pentagon
disclosure about the Cold War-era germ and chemical weapons testing and
extend benefits to veterans who participated in them. A similar bill is
scheduled for a vote in the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee later this
Marines Begin Martial Law Training in Indianapolis -- Under the
guise of urban warfare training the 26th Expeditionary Unit an elite
group of U.S. Marines will conduct a martial law training exercise at 26
“surrendered” locations in central Indiana from June 4th thru the 17th.
Why is John McCain getting $58,000 a year in disability income? --
"First off, I find it fascinating that John McCain, who is refusing to
vote for the GI Bill for our troops because "it's too generous," is
himself getting $58,000 a year, tax-free, from the US government for his
military service. Had McCain been getting that amount every year since
Vietnam, that would total $2,000,000 for the man who isn't into
overgenerous government. I just find that interesting." The McCain
campaign strategist Mark Salter said Monday night that McCain was
technically disabled. "Tortured for his country -- that is how he
acquired his disability,"
No Child Left Undrugged -- Parents need to say no to drugs for their
children. They need to control what their children watch and listen to.
And they need to take off the headphones, turn off the cell phones and
try communicating with their children.
Finally Begins Formal Investigation into Morgellons Disease --
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching an
investigation into a still-unexplained collection of symptoms known as
No-Brainer: Obey the M.D. With the Needle or My Conscience? -- As
the vaccination debate becomes more contentious and the divide continues
to widen between those who worship at the alter of medical science and
those who prefer to kneel at a different kind of alter, caught in the
middle are ordinary Americans being forced to choose between obeying
their conscience and obeying a medical doctor wielding a needle. Read
Two More Girls Die After Receiving Gardasil Cervical Cancer Vaccination
-- The European Medicines Agency (EMEA)
has reported that two young women died shortly after receiving Merck's
Gardasil, a vaccine against several varieties of human papillomavirus (HPV).
Another Global fuel protests escalate --
Global protests over fuel prices intensified Wednesday as blockades by
Spanish and Portuguese truckers heightened food shortages and traffic
chaos, and their counterparts in Thailand and South Korea threatened to
join them on strike.
taking PTSD drugs die in sleep -- A Putnam County veteran who was
taking medication prescribed for post-traumatic stress disorder died in
his sleep earlier this month, in circumstances similar to the deaths of
three other area veterans earlier this year.
America's Medicated Army -- For the first time in history, a
sizable and growing number of U.S. combat troops are taking daily doses
of antidepressants to
calm nerves strained by repeated and lengthy tours in Iraq and
New-style bird flu vaccine shows promise --
A new-style bird flu vaccine made using monkey cells instead of chicken
eggs appears to be safe and effective, corporate researchers reported on
World Only One Crop Failure Away From Grain Shortage --Most
weather news is news noise rather than real news. Weather “news” is
always reversed. Changes in crop forecasts are also largely news noise.
Investors, as differentiated from commodity traders, should focus on the
long-term positive trends in Agri-Foods, rather than news noise. For
example, anticipation of the harvest cycle in Agri-Food creates a period
of optimism, that the harvest will indeed occur. Often that anticipation
puts pressure on prices, creating an opportunity for investors.
40 TECHNIQUES OF THE ILLUMINATI --
The Inner Circle, the Elitists, the Powers—any name you want to call
them—plan and organize behind closed doors to bring about their global
governance, or the New World Order (NWO) or one-world government. To do
this, they must push every country to its knees so that the citizenry
cannot fight back.
Is Obama's candidacy constitutional? --
Bloggers are raising questions about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's
qualifications to be U.S. president, because of the secrecy over his
birth certificate and the requirement presidents be "natural-born" U.S.
FEMA gives away $85 million of supplies for Katrina victims --
FEMA gave away about $85 million in household goods meant for Hurricane
Katrina victims, a CNN investigation has found.
Potentially devastating wheat rust spreads --
Since the 1950s, resistance genes bred into wheat varieties have held
truly devastating stem rust epidemics in check. However, a new race of
the rust, Ug99, has overcome many of those resistance genes and is
marching east through southern Asia.
Software update brings down nuclear power plant --
The Washington Post reported in an interesting story over the weekend
that the Hatch nuclear power plant near Baxley, Georgia was forced on
the 7th of March into an emergency shutdown for 48 hours after a company
engineer installed a software update on a computer operating on the
plant's business network.
In Debate Over Permanent Bases In Iraq, U.S. Seeks Authorization For War
In Iran --
The ongoing negotiations between Iraqi leaders and the Bush
administration over the future role of the military occupation “have
turned into an increasingly acrimonious public debate.”
Getting robots of war to act more naturally --
The next generation of military robots won't just be humanoids like the
Terminator. The robots of the future will likely work in concert, like a
swarm of ants. Others may creep like spiders or hover like hummingbirds,
if the work at the University of Pennsylvania is an indication.
Exposing Bush Administration Corruption --
Information for this article comes from long-time business, finance and
political writer and analyst Bob Chapman who publishes the bi-weekly
International Forecaster. It's power-packed with key information and a
valued source for this writer. He obtained voluminous material directly
from its source. People need to know it. Read on.
Hauliers warn of 'general strike' over fuel --
First the Spanish truckers went on strike, now the Scottish truckers are
planning to do the same (it also mentions strikes in Hong Kong, Nepal,
India & South Korea)...Thanks NINA!!
Activist fights & wins against government charges of terrorism & mail
This relates to the artist Steve Kurtz, a tenured professor of art at
the State University of New York Buffalo, whose work, and that of the
Critical Art Ensemble he helped to found, was aimed in part at informing
audiences about the lack of regulation and potential risks of
biotechnology. The persecution of Kurtz by the U.S. authorities has been
documented in the film Strange Culture.
Virus-Built Electronics --
GM viruses used to build electronics.
Farmers who plant, or replant , after June 20 may see yields drop by
half -- A costly deadline
looms for many growers in the Midwest, as every day of waiting for the
weather to cooperate to plant corn and soybeans reduces potential
Web site crashes, he cites 'suspicious circumstances' --
to a statement released by Kucinich's congressional campaign, the site
was "shut down this morning by a series of suspicious and fast-moving
events" only hours after the congressman's newly-introduced articles of
impeachment against President Bush were posted.
confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends' -- So, where will the
internet be in the year 2012? What will we in the US use the internet
for? How will it change or will it? Do some research on this
topic. You'd be surprised at what you will learn.
Pay per Use and
YouTube: The Death of The Internet?
Paul campaign puts plans in place for alternate convention --
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has tentatively reserved a
university arena in Minnesota, a school spokesman said Tuesday, as the
campaign plans a separate gathering during the national GOP convention
in September. "We plan on having a large rally," said Paul spokesman
Jesse Benton. "We want it to be a celebration of Republican values and
what the Republican Party has traditionally stood for."
Trans-Texas Corridor plans take a detour --
After opposition from
rural residents, the state has ruled out plans to build part of the
I-69/TTC through rural areas north and west of the city, and will
instead stick to major highways for most of the route.
Tomato growers scramble after outbreak -- June 10: Some fast-food
chains are pulling raw tomatoes from their menus following a salmonella
outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there have been 167
cases of salmonellosis since mid-April, including 23 that required
hospitalization, associated with consumption of raw tomatoes.
Woman Quarantined With Bird Mites -- A Long Island woman was put in
a quarantined hospital room Thursday night after emergency workers came
to her home and found her skin crawling with nearly invisible parasites
that doctors believe are bird mites.
S Koreans rally against US beef -- Thousands of demonstrators are
gathering in Seoul for the latest protest against the resumption of US
beef imports into South Korea. The protesters are angry that South Korea
has agreed to resume imports of US beef, which were suspended in 2003
after an outbreak of BSE, or mad cow disease, in cattle there.
More than a million homes in foreclosure -- More than a million
homes in the U-S are now in foreclosure, a staggering figure that shows
how hard the economy is hitting millions of Americans.
Washing Machine Uses Just a Cup of Water -- This machine could save
billions of liters of water a year and be on the market in 2009. A
washing machine that cleans clothes by pounding them with plastic chips
could save billions of litres of water a year, its inventors claim.
Fears grow that MRSA variant has entered food chain -- Scientists
revealed yesterday that three patients in separate hospitals were
infected with the ST398 strain, which is found in factory-farmed pigs in
the Netherlands. None of the humans had a close association with farm
animals, raising the possibility that the superbug has entered the food
Iran? Cheney's Already Tried -- Pentagon officials firmly opposed a
proposal by Vice President Dick Cheney last summer for air strikes
against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) bases by insisting
that the administration would have to make clear decisions about how far
the United States would go in escalating the conflict with Iran,
according to a former George W Bush administration official.
Priest investigated for quoting Bible -- A priest is being
investigated as a potential criminal under a federal "hate crimes" law
for quoting from the Bible, and he's being targeted using a Canadian
provision under which no defendant ever has been acquitted, according to
a new report.
Treasury Dept. Rolling Out Social Security Debit Card -- No bank
account? No problem. Now you can have your Social Security benefits
loaded directly onto an electronic debit card that works like a gift
card from Uncle Sam.
Warning to Sen. Vitter: DC Madam Case Not Over? -- Maybe Sen. David
Vitter (R-La.) isn't completely off the hook when it comes to the late
"D.C. Madam," Deborah Jean Palfrey. And other Washington Johns who used
the late Palfrey's escort service and whose names remained below the
radar screen may want to find a nice hiding place.
New Zealand faces power crisis amid drought -- New Zealanders are to
be urged to wash dishes by hand and turn off lights as the country
teeters on the brink of a power crisis caused by drought.
Legislating Tyranny -- Terrorist legislation and executive
assertions created a basis upon which federal authorities claimed they
were free to suspend suspects’ civil liberties in order to defend
Americans from terrorism. Only after civil liberties groups and federal
courts challenged some of the unconstitutional laws and procedures did
realization spread that the Bush administration’s assault on the Bill of
Rights is a greater threat to Americans than are terrorists.
US Wants 58 Bases In Iraq, Shiite Lawmakers Say -- Iraqi lawmakers
say the United States is demanding 58 bases as part of a proposed
"status of forces" agreement that will allow U.S. troops to remain in
the country indefinitely.
Germany bans chemicals linked to honeybee devastation -- Germany has
banned a family of pesticides that are blamed for the deaths of millions
of honeybees. The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food
Safety (BVL) has suspended the registration for eight pesticide seed
treatment products used in rapeseed oil and sweetcorn.
Month of Fast Food Can Wreck Your Liver -- Just one month of eating
fast food and walking less than 5000 steps in a day is all it takes to
impair liver function. That's what scientists found in a study published
in Gut, a peer review journal for health professionals and researchers
in gastroenterology and hepatology. Just for reference, some doctors
recommend that normal, healthy individuals should walk about 10,000
steps (or about one hour) per day.
Students Walk Out of School -- Students from Bellows Falls Union
High School got a lesson in American civics Tuesday as about 30 students
staged a walkout to protest the Iraq War.
Bush warns of pay cuts for troops -- President Bush on Saturday
pressed Congress to approve billions of dollars more for the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan, warning that failure to quickly act could lead to
mass layoffs at the Pentagon and an inability to pay the salaries of
troops in combat.
Oregon Offers to Pay to Kill, but Not to Treat Cancer Patient --
Lung cancer patient, Barbara Wagner, was recently notified that her
oncologist-prescribed medication that would slow the growth of cancer
would not be covered by the Oregon Health Plan; the plan, however, she
was informed, would cover doctor-assisted suicide should she wish to
TSA outlaws flights to those who refuse to show ID -- With little
warning, on Thursday, TSA announced a new change in policy. Passengers
who refuse to show ID, citing the rights, will be refused entry to the
boarding area. Passengers who claim to have lost or forgotten their ID
will still be allowed to fly. Before...passengers willing to undergo a
pat-down and hand-search had been able to fly without ID.
Cell Phones Used to *Pop* Popcorn? -- Let us know if any of you
try this! *
Related YouTube Video
Related FollowUP --
Physicist Debunks Cell phone Popcorn Viral Videos -- So, what's
really causing the kernels to ricochet off the table in the YouTube
clips? Bloomfield suggests tricky video editing or even a covert heating
element beneath the table. Debunker website
Snopes.com also points out that cooking popcorn with cell phones is
impossible (same goes for eggs).
Google Health launches -- Google has launched Google Health, a
long-anticipated medical records service letting US users store and
manage their health care information online.
Kucinich introduces Bush impeachment resolution -- Cleveland
Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich took to the House of Representatives
floor on Monday evening to introduce a 35-count resolution to impeach
President George W. Bush.
HAARP Weather Modification for Weather Warfare -- DARPA (Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency) here in the USA is still playing God
with the weather, modifying weather for warfare, and God only knows what
else. The Department of Defense (DoD) knows how to modify the weather.
They plan to use this in warfare, “to enhance friendly force
capabilities and degrade those of the adversary.”
'Baghdad-style' checkpoints in US capital -- Police in Washington DC
have set up vehicle checkpoints in the American capital in a
controversial measure aimed at tackling a wave of gun violence.
Food banks ask gardeners to grow extra for hungry -- "Almost
everyone around here has a garden," said Huffling, who also runs a
program that delivers meals to the hungry in this rural part of
southwestern New Hampshire. "If they would grow a row for the food
program and the Friendly Meals program, it would help so much.
is also heart disease -- Rigorous control of blood sugar won’t save
diabetics the heart ravages which come with the disease, new studies
St. Paul police to apologize for detaining antiwar activist -- St.
Paul police said Thursday that they will apologize to an antiwar
organizer who was detained Tuesday outside the Obama campaign rally at
the Xcel Energy Center for handing out leaflets promoting a Sept. 1
march on the Republican National Convention.
Northrop To Develop Mind-Reading Binoculars -- The Pentagon's
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tapped Northrop Grumman to
develop binoculars that will tap the subconscious mind. The Cognitive
Technology Threat Warning System program, informally called "Luke's
Binoculars," combines advanced optics with electro-encephalogram
electrodes that can, DARPA believes, be used to alert the wearer to a
threat before the conscious mind has processed the information.
Mind reading by MRI scan raises 'mental privacy' issue -- Employers,
the military and intelligence services may soon be using computerized
mind-reading techniques and there is a need for a public debate about
"mental privacy," a leading neuroscientist said yesterday.
YouTube: Bee Gees - 9/11's a Lie -- The 'Free Bees' are looking
for help in spreading their '9/11's a lie' music video and song far and
Taser Loses 1st Product-Liability Suit; Jury Awards $6 Million
-- Taser International Inc., the largest stun-gun maker, lost a $6.2
million jury verdict over
the death of a California man who died after police shot him multiple
times with the weapon. The defeat is the first for Taser in a product
Revolution March on DC: July 12th, 2008 with keynote speaker Dr. Ron
Paul! -- Check out the website link for more details!
probes arson in governor's mansion blaze -- Fire investigators
seek public's help after fire badly damages historic estate!
Jailers at Guantanamo urged to destroy interrogation notes says lawyer
-- US interrogators of "war on terror" detainees were instructed to
handwritten notes that might have exposed harsh or even illegal
questioning methods at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a lawyer for one of the
prisoners said Sunday.
Beware: Gasoline Thieves Adopt A New Drill -- With gas prices at
record highs and service stations thwarting drive-offs with
gas thieves are becoming more creative. This lady had her gas stolen by
someone drilling a whole in her gas tank. Most of the vehicles targeted
so far are
trucks and SUVs because they sit higher off the ground, mechanics said.
Gasoline rises above $4 a gallon for first time -- The U.S.
average price for a gallon of regular gasoline topped $4 for the first
time, a survey issued on
Sunday by the travel group AAA showed.
Lowest Food Supplies in 50-100 Years: Global Food Crisis Emerging
-- 2007/08 will mark the seventh year out of the past eight in which
production has fallen short of demand.
Town Overthrows Corporate Giant for Control of Water -- The
people of Felton, California learned that they had successfully wrested
control of their
water from the clutches of a giant corporation.
Food Scarcity 'Creating New World Order' -- Unprecedented food
scarcity is beginning to dictate the rules of a new political order
where individual countries
are scrambling to secure their own food supplies with little concern for
the rest of the world, says the founder of the Earth Policy Institute.
UK: Schools get ultimatum: improve or face closure -- Hundreds
of the worst performing secondary schools in England will be given an
ultimatum by the
government this week: improve or face being shut down.
Wildflower Extracts Easily Kill MRSA Superbug -- Extracts from
two Eurasian wildflowers are highly effective at killing the superbug
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a study conducted by
researchers at the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Ireland.
Researchers found that
extracts from Inula helenium (commonly known as elecampane, horse-heal
or marchalan) eliminated 100 percent of MRSA colonies upon exposure.
Oil prices seep into asphalt costs, detour road work -- Fewer
roads will be repaved this summer, thanks to soaring prices of oil-based
Chemtrails - Lab Report On Air Grab Thru HEPA Filter -- This is
the final Lab Report RE: air material analysis. This was a 28 day
collection via HEPA filter,
8 hours per day collection. Please note the extremely high Aluminum
reading 12,800,000 ppb.
US quits Human Rights Council? -- There was widespread
consternation on Friday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva when the US
mission gave up his observer
status - a step backwards for human rights around the world, says Human
Concerns arise over SRS files' validity -- For years, some
families have complained that court documents filed by social workers
that result in children
being removed from the home have contained false or fabricated
information. Now, some say they have proof.
Do Nanoparticles in Food Pose a Health Risk? -- A new study
reveals that nanoparticles are being used in everything from beer to
baby drinks despite a lack
of safety information.
Violent weather pounds nation, killing 8 -- Floodwaters cover
farmland and roads near Paragon, Ind., on Sunday. Storms have pounded
the country from the
Midwest to the East Coast, forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded
communities and spawning tornadoes.
Oregon Offers to Pay to Kill, but Not to Treat Cancer Patient --
Lung cancer patient, Barbara Wagner, was recently notified that her
medication that would slow the growth of cancer would not be covered by
the Oregon Health Plan; the plan, however, she was informed, would cover
doctor-assisted suicide should she wish to kill herself.
Rain inundates central Indiana, forces evacuations -- Storms
dumped as much as 10 inches of rain on soggy central Indiana on
Saturday, threatening dams, inundating highways and sending the Coast
Guard to rescue residents from swamped homes.
Tracking plastic's breakdown products -- A rapidly growing body
of research has raised concerns about the safety of phthalate
plasticizers found in polyvinyl
chloride (PVC) products, cosmetics, and medical devices. Now, scientists
are gaining new insights by looking not just at the parent compounds but
metabolites as well.
Nine meals from anarchy - how Britain is facing a very real food crisis
-- Crisis: Britain's food supply is in peril.
Tollroad Operator Offers Lawmakers Free Travel -- Indianapolis -
The private operator of the Indiana Toll Road has sent devices to
numerous lawmakers in
Indiana giving them a free ride on the highway, and all legislators can
get the same deal if they choose.
What happened to building 7? -- To the truthers, “building 7” –
the third building in the World Trade Center complex to collapse on
September 11 – is
evidence that the mainstream media is in on the plot. On that day, the
BBC reported the building’s fall almost half an hour before it happened.
Jane Standley was broadcast at 4.54pm eastern time reporting that the
tower had collapsed – but in the background, it was still standing. It
fell 26 minutes
later, seven hours after the Twin Towers came down.
FDA Globalization Act -- As of this writing, there are an
incredible 305 bills pending in Congress dealing with the FDA –
everything from domestic pet
turtles to tanning machines, prescription drugs, and other issues. The
latest health-freedom legislative threat of any importance, however, is
Globalization Act,” sponsored by Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of
the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and supported by his colleague
Waxman, in the House, and an identical and yet to be numbered draft bill
sponsored by Senator Kennedy in the Senate.
Bilderberg: World government convenes in Chantilly Virginia --
The world’s power elite arrived in Chantilly, VA commencing four days of
super secret talks. These meetings are attended by 125 of the most elite
persons in the world.
Nearly 20% of Army in Afghanistan on Prozac -- For the first
time in history, a sizable and growing number of U.S. combat troops are
taking daily doses of antidepressants to calm nerves strained by
repeated and lengthy tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Activists sue Texas Republican Party over state convention rules
-- A cadre of GOP activists filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Texas
Republican Party over how its leaders will conduct business at next
week's state party convention in Houston.
Gates accepts Air Force resignations in shake-up -- Defense
Secretary Robert Gates says he has accepted the resignations of the
military and civilian Air Force chiefs after a report found a pattern of
poor performance in the way the service handles nuclear weapons.
Masons want kids DNA -- But it's to protect the children you
RFID World Conference 2008 -- Now in its 6th year, this industry
leading event is recognized as the gathering place for the builders,
buyers and sellers of RFID and other Auto-ID technologies. In one
location, come to discover the new technologies and applications created
by industry innovators from around the globe, attend the educational
sessions led by today’s thought leaders and explore how today’s
integrating technologies can help your business thrive.
Adviser says McCain backs Bush wiretaps -- A top adviser to
Senator John McCain says McCain believes that President George W. Bush's
program of wiretapping without warrants was lawful, a position that
appears to bring him into closer alignment with the sweeping theories of
executive authority pushed by the Bush administration legal team.
Summer's Here and the Time is Right for...Getting Busted Going to the
Festival (If You're Not Careful) -- Music lovers this summer
should be prepared to encounter drug checkpoints and undercover cops
working inside the festival grounds.
Secret law begs question, ‘Is this America?’ -- Growing use of
secret law “is implicated in fundamental political controversies over
domestic surveillance, torture and many other issues directly affecting
the lives and interests of Americans. ... Secret law excludes the public
from the deliberative process, promotes arbitrary and deviant government
behavior, and shields official malefactors from accountability.”
Natural Disasters Up More Than 400 Percent in Two Decades -- The
number of natural disasters around the world has increased by more than
four times in the last 20 years, according to a report released by the
British charity Oxfam. Oxfam analyzed data from the Red Cross, United
Nations and researchers at Louvain University in Belgium. It found that
the earth is currently experiencing approximately 500 natural disasters
per year, compared with 120 per year in the early 1980s. The number of
weather-related disasters in 2006 was 240, compared with 60 in 1980.
Weather: Plains to E. Coast - Look out! -- Here is 12 hour Loop
of Infrared Satellite Image!
Severe Weather and Flash Flood Warnings
are still trying to lease the PA. turnpike -- A bill was
introduced yesterday to allow a lease.
Summer electricity prices to explode -- Already Stunned by Gas
Prices, Shockingly High Electricity Prices May Await Americans This
Marines to begin martial law training in Indianapolis -- Under
the guise of urban warfare training the 26th Expeditionary Unit an elite
group of U.S. Marines will conduct a martial law training exercise at 26
“surrendered” locations in central Indiana from June 4th thru the 17th.
Thompson wins 9-11 work -- As President Bush's health chief,
Tommy Thompson proudly trumpeted millions of taxpayer dollars to help
workers sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the World Trade
Center, even amid complaints that his agency wasn't doing enough.
Thompson's private company has won an $11 million contract to treat some
of those same workers - the latest twist in a fitful government effort
to determine how many people were made ill by the toxic debris and to
care for them.
Canadian Parliament votes to let US war resisters stay -- The
Canadian Parliament passed an historic motion June 3, 2008 that calls on
government to make a program to allow US war resisters to apply for
permanent resident status in Canada and to cease all deportation and
against US war resisters. Related Link:
House of Commons votes to let U.S. War Resisters stay in Canada
Did Little Johnny Drown During His Nap? -- He may Have Died From
Is the government compiling a secret list of citizens to detain under
martial law? -- ARE YOU ON THE LIST? The federal government has
been developing a highly classified plan that will override the
Constitution in the event of a major terrorist attack?
Ron Paul racking up primary votes -- With the Republican
primaries over as well this week, Ron Paul easily passed the 1 million
vote mark. The Texas congressman racked up more than 45,800 votes in the
final three contests on Tuesday. He finished second in all three to John
McCain, the presumptive nominee, with 22 percent of the vote in Montana,
17 percent in South Dakota, and 14 percent in New Mexico.
Concerns after top U.S. nuclear weapons lab lays off hundreds --
The top U.S. nuclear weapons design lab has laid off hundreds of
workers, raising concerns about a brain drain and stirring fears that
some of these highly specialized scientists will sell their expertise to
foreign governments, perhaps hostile ones.
Hospital wipes 'spreading MRSA' -- Some types of anti-bacterial
wipes used by hospital staff to clean surfaces could be helping to
spread bacteria, researchers say.
Matthis Chiroux announces his refusal to deploy to Iraq -- Sgt.
Matthis Chiroux, who served in the Army until being honorably discharged
last summer after over four years of service in Afghanistan, Japan,
Europe and the Phillipines, today publicly announced his intention to
refuse orders to deploy to Iraq.
Chemical in Red Wine Keeps Hearts Young -- A natural compound
found in red wine may protect the heart against the effects of the aging
process, researchers said on Tuesday.
THE OFFICIAL STOP BILL
C-51 WEBSITE -- Bill C-51 is a proposed law that will allow: 1)
Search and seizures with warrants; 2) No evidence will be required; 3)
Up to 5,000,000.00 fines if you are suspected of having unregistered
natural health products. Keep updated by visiting this link! Read
Stop C-51 Website:
Letter to the
National GOP -- "We, the undersigned, pledge to NOT vote for GOP
candidate Senator John McCain. We declare that we WILL vote for GOP
candidate Representative Dr. Ron Paul as President of the United States
of America for the reasons expressed above."
to suspend her campaign on Saturday -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
will suspend her campaign and endorse Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday, NBC
News confirmed, bringing an end to a ground-breaking presidential race.
Tyson finds chickens with mild bird flu strain -- Tyson Foods Inc,
the second largest U.S. chicken producer, said on Tuesday it will
destroy about 15,000 chickens in Arkansas exposed to a mild strain of
bird flu, and while there was no risk to human health the news sent its
D.C. Setting Up Neighborhood checkpoints, warrantless, door-to-door
searches -- Under an executive order expected to be announced today,
police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will have the authority to designate
“Neighborhood Safety Zones.” At least six officers will man cordons
around those zones and demand identification from people coming in and
out of them. Anyone who doesn’t live there, work there or have
“legitimate reason” to be there will be sent away or face arrest,
documents obtained by The Examiner show.
RON PAUL ELECTION STATS -- Stats are listed by State.
Babies exposed to chlorinated water at risk of heart problems --
Babies born in areas where drinking water is heavily disinfected with
chlorine are at double the risk of heart problems, cleft palate or major
brain defects, according to a new study.
Unexplained ground heat burns boy’s feet -- There was no fire, but
the ground was hot enough in a Colorado Springs park to burn through an
eight year old boy’s shoes and cause at least second degree burns on his
feet. The boy went the hospital. His Crocs style shoes that were left
behind have big holes with burned edges.
McCain: I'd Spy on Americans Secretly, Too -- If elected president,
Senator John McCain would reserve the right to run his own warrantless
wiretapping program against Americans, based on the theory that the
president's wartime powers trump federal criminal statutes and court
oversight, according to a statement released by his campaign Monday.
Bilderbergers set to meet in D.C. -- The annual secretive meeting of
representatives from Western European countries and North American
countries, known as Bilderberg Group, is scheduled to begin June 5th in
the Washington D.C., area.
Dallas police suspend bait car program following death -- Dallas
police have halted their bait car program while they investigate why
officers couldn't disable a stolen decoy vehicle before it was involved
in a crash that killed an elderly woman.
Farmers and Food Activists Expelled from Hunger Summit -- "We are
outraged that such fundamental aspects of the food crisis were nowhere
on the agenda for the Summit," says Paul Nicholson, member of the
International Coordinating Committee of Via Campesina and one of the
farmer leaders who was expelled from the Summit.
Global scourge clips wings of Lebanon's beekeepers -- Crucial links
in food chain are dying in record numbers. Experts are hustling to come
up with organic, eco-friendly mite repellents in order to save the bees.
Online registration to be required for visa-free travel to U.S. --
Travelers from England, France, Germany, Japan and about two dozen other
"Visa Waiver" countries will be required to register electronically
before boarding a plane or boat to the United States, the Department of
Homeland Security said Tuesday.
Pentagon tests ray gun on placard carrying 'protestors' -- David
Martin Reports On A Non-Lethal Weapon Straight Out Of Buck Rogers.
Obama claims Democratic nomination -- Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois
claimed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, NBC News
projected based on its tally of convention delegates.
- New Evidence Of VeriChip Lies And Deception -- Group's Latest
Report Sets Record Straight On Chip Implants, Cancer, And More By
Canadian forces heading to New Hampshire for training exercise --
The ocean off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire will be the scene of
a drill that will involve the military and government agencies from both
the United States and Canada.
Ammo prices soar! (stock up now!) -- Rising metal prices and
increased demand have driven up the cost of ammunition and caused
headaches for gun owners and law enforcement.
GPS gadgets can reveal more than your location -- We know GPS
gadgets can tell where you are. But researchers at Microsoft are
developing ways for them to know what you are doing too – even down to
which mode of transport you use to get to work.
What If US Collapses? -- Soviet Collapse Lessons Every American
Needs To Know.
Last flight of the honeybee? -- A bee-less world wouldn't just mean
the end of honey - Einstein said that if the honeybee became extinct,
then so would mankind. Alison Benjamin reports on a very real threat.
Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy Can Seriously Damage Your Baby --
Women who use mobile phones when pregnant are more likely to give birth
to children with behavioral problems, according to a study of more than
CDC: Tomatoes Eyed in Salmonella Cases in 9 States -- An outbreak of
salmonella food poisoning first linked to uncooked tomatoes has now been
reported in nine states, U.S health officials said Tuesday. Lab tests
have confirmed 40 illnesses in Texas and New Mexico as the same type of
salmonella, right down to the genetic fingerprint. An investigation by
Texas and New Mexico health authorities and the Indian Health Service
tied those cases to uncooked, raw, large tomatoes.
Time Warner to test Internet billing based on usage -- Time Warner
Cable Inc said on Wednesday it is planning a trial to bill high-speed
Internet subscribers based on their amount of usage rather than a flat
fee, the standard industry practice. The second largest U.S. cable
operator said it will test consumption-based billing with subscribers in
Beaumont, Texas later this year as a part of a strategy to help reduce
congestion of its network by a minority of consumers who pay the same.
Oil prices: George Soros warns that speculators could trigger stock
market crash -- George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager,
will warn later today that the oil price has become a bubble that could
trigger a stock market crash. The Financial Times reported today that
Soros will tell the US Senate commerce committee that oil was pushed to
its recent all-time peak of $135 a barrel by a new wave of speculators.
Fliers in for pain as airlines pack it in -- The USA's air-travel
map is shrinking fast, dropping scores of routes and flights that
airlines simply can't afford anymore in a world of $130-a-barrel oil.
Fluoride unsafe for dialysis patients? -- National Kidney Foundation
admits chemical could pose serious health risks!
VIDEO/ARTICLE: O'Reilly gets angry while interviewing Scott McClellan
-- 'O'Reilly Factor' host Bill O'Reilly became visibly upset as he
questioned Scott McClellan about Iraq war propaganda and the CIA leak
The cost of hiring 126 illegal aliens: $6.8 million -- A family
owned commercial fishing business in Virginia and two of its owners paid
$6.8 million in fines and forfeitures after pleading guilty to hiring
126 illegal aliens to work on their boats.
Homeless camp grows in Reno -- tent city of about 130 homeless
people has sprung up along the railroad tracks near the men’s shelter on
Record Street, partly due to money problems that slowed the opening of a
70-bed women’s shelter.
Brigitte Bardot Convicted Of Thought Crime -- Brigitte Bardot was
convicted Tuesday of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for
writing that Muslims are destroying France. A Paris court also handed
down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights
campaigner. The court also ordered Bardot to pay $1,555 in damages to
GM closing 4 truck and SUV plants in North America -- General Motors
is closing four truck and SUV plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as
surging fuel prices hasten a dramatic shift to smaller vehicles.
China Tries to Halt Spread of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease --
Chinese authorities have launched a nationwide public hygiene campaign
in an effort to combat the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD),
which has killed 42 children and infected at least 30,000 youngsters
throughout Asia since the end of April.
Hemp for Vermont Bill Becomes Law -- Vermont Governor Jim Douglas
allowed H.267, the Hemp for Vermont Bill, to become law without his
signature. The bill overwhelmingly passed both the House (126 to 9) and
the Senate (25 to 1).
2012: The Year The Internet Ends -- Almost all smaller
websites/services will disappear over time and multinationals who are
used to using big budgets to brute force their content into every media
outlet will finally be able to approach the internet in the same way.
This well-known illustration of why we need net neutrality turns out to
be very close to the truth.
Roadcheck starts Tuesday, June 3 -- The annual three-day inspection
blitz known as Roadcheck takes place this week at more than 1,000
inspection locations at weigh stations and roadside checkpoints across
the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Detroit: Groundbreaking set for $20-million dollar project for homeless
vets -- Southwest Solutions is to break ground on a 150-unit
apartment complex and commercial building called Piquette Square.
Veterans who will live in the one-bedroom apartments just north of I-94
and east of Woodward will have access to counseling and job-skills
training when the complex opens in spring 2009. It will be the second
permanent veterans housing complex in the United States and the largest
of its kind, said Bob O'Brien, spokesman for the nonprofit.
Missouri town's wind turbines produce more power than they need --
Officials in this northwest Missouri town christened a four-turbine wind
farm this week, making Rock Port the first U.S. city to get all of its
electricity from wind power. The $90 million Loess Hills Wind Farm,
built by St. Louis-based Wind Capital Group and the John Deere Corp. on
bluffs west of Rock Port, generates five megawatts each day, more than
enough for this town of 1,300.
VIDEO: How To Deal With Homeland Security Checkpoints -- The
driver/cameraman claims at the start of his questioning, he is being
detained by a homeland security agent yet, at the end of the video the
agent decides to let the driver/cameraman leave without even answering
Shocking Bush 'Pep Talk' to His War Cabinet on Iraq: 'We Are Going to
Wipe Them out!' -- "Kill them." Gen. Ricardo Sanchez's memoirs
contain a transcript from a bloodthirsty and over the top private speech
George Bush: The Great Pretender -- In an extract from a book that
has rocked the White House, Scott McLellan, George Bush's former press
secretary, accuses his boss of manipulating the truth to launch the Iraq
One Year Later, USDA Still Hasn't Funded Bee Research -- The way
this has been handled should be an embarrassment to the USDA because
they have mishandled nearly every aspect of this from beginning to end,
including who they let bid, and then the reviews of the programs. Their
only saving grace is that everyone of the groups vying for the funds are
better qualified to handle this operation than those in charge. This
certainly leaves a bad taste in the mouths of anyone trying to do
business with this government agency.
MONTANA GOVERNOR IS SITTING ON AN OIL MINE -- Here's some very good
news about oil that the manipulators on Wall Street don't want you to
know: there could be as much as 40 billion barrels of crude lying
untouched in eastern Montana.
Marijuana Chemical Cannabidiol Halts Spread of Breast Cancer Tumors
-- A non-psychoactive chemical that occurs naturally in the marijuana
plant may prevent breast cancer from spreading, according to a study
published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.
Five tips to ensure the TSA doesn't steal your stuff -- Since it was
created in 2001, the agency has fired about 200 employees accused of
stealing. Although the TSA has taken steps to discourage these
government workers from helping themselves to our personal effects —
including background checks on new hires, video cameras in screening
areas and rules forbidding backpacks or lunchboxes at checkpoints — more
and more passengers like Fleiss are coming forward to say they've been
ripped off by the very people who are supposed to protect them. Read
Sale on Houses in Calif.-Buy one, get one free sale -- "Michael
Crews Development is offering new, 2000-square foot cityscape row-homes
worth $400,000 in Escondido for free -- if you buy one Royal View Estate
home in San Pasqual Valley starting at $1.6 million.
Bananas Are Dying, Killed by Corporate Monoculture -- Prepare to say
goodbye to bananas. Do you remember back in the sixties when there was a
change in bananas? It wasn't announced, but those of us who love the
fruit did. They became less sweet and creamy -- just not as good. There
was no information about it. The change seemed to slip under the radar
and most of us forgot about it.
McCain Official: Bush Has Near Dictatorial Powers -- Consistent with
his President-as-Dictator vision, McCain's new communications officials
believes that -- as I wrote at the time -- "when 'federal agents' come
knocking at your door and issue orders, you better 'damn well' obey --
you had better not 'resist' -- even if the orders you're being given are
illegal, even if they're designed to spy on Americans in violation of
the law, and even if they're intended to facilitate the torture of
detainees. That's what patriotic Americans do -- they obey the orders of
their near-dictatorial Leader, so sayeth the heel-clicking Michael
Goldfarb. That's a superb, and very mainstream, new addition to the
maverick McCain team.
US banks quietly borrow 50 billion via new fed facility to prevent
system collapse -- US banks have been quietly borrowing massive
amounts of money from the Federal Reserve in recent weeks by using a new
measure the Fed introduced two months ago to help ease the credit
Second wave economic crisis in Myanmar -- While Myanmar counts the
cost of the Cyclone Nargis disaster and international aid agencies
struggle to get relief supplies to an estimated 2.4 million homeless and
desperate victims, time is running out for the country's rice farmers to
plant new crops and help the country stave off famine.
Economic pundit Peter Schiff's Worst-Case Scenario -- Schiff spent
the past decade urging brokerage clients to jump ship from the American
economy ahead of what he views as inevitable pain caused by a toxic
cocktail of lax monetary policy, wayward spending, and tougher
competition from all corners of the globe.
Removed Human Sequences in H7N2 Replaced With Avian -- The CDC
replaced the four human sequences in A/New York/107/2003 (PB1, PA, MP,
and NS) with avian sequences closely related to H7N2 sequences from New
York. The original deposits were human H3N2 sequences for these genes.
Thus, the apparent reassortant was presumably due to submission errors
for these four genes. The banner was removed from the three avian genes
(HA, NA, NP), which were deposited in March and released in April.
State-of-the-Science On The Health Risks of GM Foods -- This is a 28
page report on the dangers and non-regulation of GMOs.
Biker group to sue DMV and State Police for Roadblocks -- State
Police are checking for proper helmets and licenses at a roadblock en
route to a biker rally in the Adirondacks. The National Coalition of
Motorcyclists calls this "unconstitutional."
Paul fired up crowd as Republicans met in Branson -- The Texas
Congressman fired up an estimated crowd of about 1,300 with his call for
pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, an end to what he claims is the doing
away of our personal liberties, elimination of the federal income tax,
getting rid of the Patriot Act, and pulling the United States out of the
Michael Moore breaks his silence on 911 -- In this short video,
Moore asks an obvious common sense question that no one seems to be able
to answer: "Why can't we see the Pentagon videos from 9/11?"
Indicted Chicago cop shines light on corruption -- A former Chicago
police officer charged with being part of a ring that falsely arrested
and stole from drug dealers has detailed how the operation led to a plot
to kill two colleagues, according to interview excerpts released on
where your candidate stands on crucial issues -- an excellent
website for the major issues and office holders in each state. (Thanks
Bomb explodes outside Danish embassy in Pakistan -- An apparent car
bomb exploded outside the Danish embassy in Pakistan's capital on
Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more, officials
and witnesses said.
Edward M. Kennedy to undergo surgery for brain tumor -- Senator
Edward M. Kennedy will undergo surgery Monday at Duke University Medical
Center for his cancerous brain tumor, his office said.
Australian troops pull out of Iraq -- ABOUT 500 Australian troops
pulled out of their base in southern Iraq yesterday, fulfilling an
election promise by the prime minister, Kevin Rudd, to bring his
country's soldiers home this year. Australia was one of the first
countries to commit troops to the Iraq war. It also deployed aircraft
The hidden chemical in cans -- High levels of bisphenol A prompted
many consumers to toss water and baby bottles containing the
controversial material. Now, tests conducted for The Globe and Mail and
CTV have found high levels of the estrogen-mimicking chemical in canned
food sold in Canada. Industry insists there is no cause for alarm;
scientists are divided. But is it time to consider cutting back on
The Beginning of the End for Big Drugmakers? -- Some of the world’s
biggest drug companies, including GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, are
facing their worst crisis in decades. Shrinking drug pipelines,
increased competition from generics and a slew of patent expirations are
putting them in financial danger.
Dyes Poisoning Patients, Turning Skin into "Marble" -- In some
patients with kidney problems, a common dye used in magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) tests may lead to an incurable and potentially fatal
disease that causes skin to turn hard and immobile.
Hemp For Vermont Bill Becomes Law -- Vote Hemp, a grassroots
advocacy organization working to give farmers the right to grow non-drug
industrial hemp, is extremely pleased that Vermont Governor Jim Douglas
allowed H.267, the Hemp for Vermont Bill, to become law without his
signature yesterday afternoon. The bill overwhelmingly passed both the
House (126 to 9) and the Senate (25 to 1).
Look Back -- Billboards are being equipped with tiny cameras that
gather details about passers-by — their gender, approximate age and how
long they looked at the billboard. These details are transmitted to a
Pentagon says AFRICOM Will Be Ready for Full Operations October 1 --
The U.S. Defense Department says it is committed to launching its new
Africa Command on time in October, and with the same capabilities as
other major U.S. military commands. Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Defense Theresa Whelan made the comment in a VOA interview. VOA's Al
Pessin reports from the Pentagon.
Tissue of dead humans to be cloned -- Scientists are to be permitted
to use tissue from dead people to create cloned human stem cells for
research, under a legal change put forward by the government.
Intelligence agencies resist plan to shift power -- Under the Bush
administration proposal, the director of national intelligence would get
more authority, and CIA officials abroad might have to bow to others.
Stories of US police misconduct and abuse from over the last few days
-- Check them out.
Special Report - A Parent's Rights -- The birth of a baby should be
one of the most exciting moments a couple will ever experience. But an
aggressive campaign by the state to screen newborn infants turned that
moment into a nightmare for one couple. Read More...
Missouri law would fine employers for requiring microchip implants
-- Your bosses can still make you work weekends and give you projects
you loathe. But Missouri lawmakers have voted to make it a crime if they
order that a microchip be implanted in your arm.
Losses pile up for local banks -- The sour economy and continued
deterioration of the real estate market are driving down profits for
Twin Cities-based banks, according to figures released Thursday from the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. A growing number, in fact, are losing
FDA: Time for asthma patients to switch inhalers -- Old-fashioned
asthma inhalers that contain environment-harming chemicals will no
longer be sold at year's end — and the government is urging patients not
to wait until the last minute to switch to newer alternatives.
China’s Cyber-Militia -- Chinese hackers pose a clear and present
danger to U.S. government and private-sector computer networks and may
be responsible for two major U.S. power blackouts.
London Study: Bacteria may be link in sudden baby deaths -- A
baffling phenomenon known as sudden infant death syndrome is one of the
leading causes of death for children under 1. Now, British researchers
say they may have found a contributing factor: bacteria. They found
potentially dangerous bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli
in nearly half of all babies who died suddenly and without explanation
over a decade at a London hospital. Their findings are in Friday's
Lancet medical journal.
burns movie sets at Universal Studios -- Los Angeles County fire
Inspector Daryl Jacobs said at least one building had burned and as many
as three blocks of movie facades were destroyed. Though the fire was
contained, it was still raging, Jacobs said. UPDATED:
Water pressure blamed for Universal Studios damage
Jury Says It's Legal to Protest an Illegal War -- A rare bit of good
news for the anti-war movement goes largely ignored by the media.