History - Thursday - June 30, 2011
1894 - Korea declared independence from China and asked for Japanese
1912 - Belgian workers went on strike to demand universal suffrage.
1913 - Fighting broke out between Bulgaria and Greece and Spain. It was
the beginning of the Second Balkan War.
1915 - During World War I, the Second Battle Artois ended when the
French failed to take Vimy Ridge.
1921 - The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed.
1930 - France pulled its troops out of Germany’s Rhineland.
1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and
bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long Knives."
1936 - Margaret Mitchell’s book, "Gone with the Wind," was published in
New York City.
1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and
authorizes the draft.
1951 - On orders from Washington, General Matthew Ridgeway broadcasts
that the United Nations was willing to discuss an armistice with North
1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in
Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.
1955 - The U.S. began funding West Germany’s rearmament.
1957 - The American occupation headquarters in Japan was dissolved.
1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of
Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.
1960 - The Katanga province seceded from Congo (upon Congo's
independence from Belgium).
1964 - The last of U.N. troops left Congo after a four-year effort to
bring stability to the country.
1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the New York Times to continue
publishing the Pentagon Papers.
1971 - The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth. The three
cosmonauts were found dead inside.
1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified when
Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the
minimum voting age to 18.
1977 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced his opposition to the B-1
1984 - The longest professional football game took place in the United
States Football League (USFL). The Los Angeles Express beat the Michigan
Panthers 27-21 after 93 minutes and 33 seconds.
1985 - Thirty-nine American hostages were freed from a hijacked TWA
jetliner in Beirut after being held for 17 days.
1986 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states could outlaw
homosexual acts between consenting adults.
1994 - The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the
1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life
for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman
buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were
identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.
2000 - U.S. President Clinton signed the E-Signature bill to give the
same legal validity to an electronic signature as a signature in pen and
May Day! May Day! Special Report
EMERGENCY - original posting- 20 JUN 2011 - NEWS POSTING - Check for
UPDATE: 6/30/11 - Highway Patrol escorting strange unmarked delivery
type vehicles to Long Beach.
Thanks to Citizen Frank who reported directly to The Government Rag.
'Mike Tawse Original' Thought For The Day - Defend Your Health
Fort Leavenworth Kansas closes Sherman Army Airfield following levee
breach in swollen Missouri River
Fort Leavenworth officials confirmed Wednesday that the swollen Missouri
River breached a levee at the post’s Sherman Army Airfield that morning.
Water is said to have reached the hangers at the facility, some housing
planes owned by active-duty military assigned to the fort and others,
through a special agreement with the city of Leavenworth, open for
civilian use. Airfield officials evacuated essential equipment,
including planes, starting June 10.
Video: Los Alamos scurries to protect nuclear lab from fire
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico June 29, 2011 (Reuters) - New Mexico fire
managers scrambled on Tuesday to reinforce ground crews battling for a
third day against a fierce blaze roaring out of control at the edge of
one of the nation's top nuclear weapons production centers.
More flooding woes along the Missouri, Souris rivers
OMAHA, Neb June 29, 2011 (Reuters) - Missouri River floodwaters lapped
at a nuclear power plant north of Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday and have
cracked more defenses downstream after weeks of sustained pressure on
levees running hundreds of miles. And in Minot, North Dakota's fourth
largest city, the roughly 12,000 displaced residents watched Souris
River flooding slowly recede and began to look toward recovery.
Nelson Asks Corps To Consider Nuclear Plants
WOWT June 29, 2011 - Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson is concerned the Army
Corps of Engineers is not taking the state's two nuclear power plants
into consideration in flood plans.
The New Era of "All Natural" False Flag Disasters
Nuclear reactors have never before been destroyed or triggered into a
mega crisis by floods. Now we have several incidents under way in Japan,
with a threat to two more in Nebraska right on their heels.
RUMORS ABOUT GAVINS POINT DAM IN SOUTH DAKOTA
June 29, 2011 @ 2:06 pm - I just recieved a call from my best freind. He
informed me that one of his drivers has a freind who is an Engineer at
Gavins Point Dam on the SD/NE line....
Radiation in Our Food
Fox News June 29th, 2011 - “U.S. is receiving a steady flow of radiation
from Fukushima” — Media paying little attention to radiation in food, as
if problem only involves Japan, not the vast Pacific Ocean, into which
highly radioactive water has poured by the dozens of tons, and not into
air currents and rainwater that carry radiation to U.S. soil and to the
rest of the world.
Food Stamps For Fast Food? Yum, Say Restaurants
America's poor, who are more likely to be plagued with poor nutrition
and stricken with obesity than higher income groups, statistics show,
are also more likely to get their meals from fast food restaurants.
Where else can you get a days' worth of calories for $5, no preparation
Austerity Riots - A Glimpse Of America's Future?
The truth is that both nations are absolutely drowning in debt. It is
just that the "day of reckoning" has already arrived for Greece but it
has not arrived for the United States yet. Yes, there are some important
differences between the situation in Greece and the situation in the
U.S., but there are also some important similarities.
Nerves Show on Team Obama
Recent scrambling by the president’s political advisers indicates
they’re very worried about his reelection chances.
Top Obama Advisor: Homeland is "Primary" Focus of Counterterrorism
The Huffington Post is reporting that the White House is set to release
their new counterterrorism strategy on the White House website. In a
press conference Tuesday, deputy national security advisor for Homeland
Security and counterterrorism, John Brennan, outlined some of the
Video: Target: New World Order
Fox Business Editor's Pick Jun 28, 2011 - Jack Hunter on the
international community pushing sovereignty-killing initiatives on the
Globalism in History: Internationalism and Her Law
As Eric Blair put it, in order for one to understand present events,
those of yesteryear must be spelled out. Daily, the populace is
bombarded with revisionist propaganda and so citizens must frequently
instill themselves with past truths, so as not to forget.
‘NATO Drops Uranium Bombs On Libya’
The Center for Research on Globalization says the bombs and missiles
that the US-led military alliance has dropped on several Libyan cities
contain depleted uranium (DU).
China wrestles with food safety problems
From steroid-spiked pork to glow-in-the-dark meat to recycled cooking
oil collected from sewers, a series of illnesses and scandals linked to
tainted food has put officials on guard. But tougher measures have had
little effect amid an official culture of secrecy.
Volunteer Numbers Falling In Council Bluffs
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa June 29, 2011 - Enthusiasm Waning In Flood Control
Efforts. Volunteer Numbers Falling In Council Bluffs. There are sandbags
needing to be filled, and the city of Council Bluffs is looking for
people to fill them. City officials said another 10,000 sandbags are ..
Flooded Red at Grand Forks-EGF expected to crest near 38 feet Saturday
Grand Forks Herald June 29, 2011 - The Red River at Grand Forks is
experiencing flooding again. This time, it's expected to remain in the
"minor" stage, but still rise to a crest near 38 feet sometime early
afternoon Saturday before beginning to fall, the National Weather
FEMA to review N.D. individual flood aid eligibility
AP -BISMARCK June 29, 2011 — Members of North Dakota's congressional
delegation say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has agreed
to review whether people and businesses in more North Dakota counties
should be eligible for federal flood-recovery aid.
Fed ag officials huddle to look at 'disastrous' N.D. crop losses
Grand Forks Herald June 27, 2011 - More than a fourth of the crop acres
North Dakota farmers intended to plant this spring didn’t get seeded
because of flooding, and perhaps millions more acres that got planted
now are drowning out after recent rains.
Fukushima in Nebraska? Raging Flood Waters Threaten Nuclear Catastrophe
Infowars.com June 28, 2011 - Once again, the corporate media is ignoring
a potentially deadly nuclear situation, this time right here in the
9/11 hero Barry Galfano, retired NYPD captain, loses brave battle with
NY Daily News June 27th 2011 - A retired NYPD captain died Sunday, days
after releasing a moving video about spending nine months at Ground Zero
and developing cancer. Barry Galfano, 57, of Brentwood, L.I., had fought
brain, lung and liver cancer since retiring from the force in 2006. He
was first diagnosed in 2008.
VIDEO: On a lighter side: Real-Life Lassie Saves Pups From Extreme Heat
Mother dog searches out help to save her newborn pups
Freezing your home grown vegetables
It's best to enjoy your produce straight from the garden but you will
always have a surplus and its nice to be able to enjoy your produce out
of season which freezing allows you to do.
Japan's radiation dilemma: Leave or live in fear
CBS News June 28, 2011 - "The rest of the world must be thinking, "What
on earth is wrong with Japan? Where's the sense of crisis?'" she said
"Why isn't our government protecting us?"
Video: Cost of war: U.S. understates veteran long-term care-study
Harvard University's Linda Bilmes outlines the flaws in the U.S. budget
when accounting for the true costs of care for military veterans of Iraq
Veterans Die Facing Mountains of Red Tape
When Clay Hunt returned home to Texas after two combat tours in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the struggle didn’t end. Tormented by flashbacks and
post-traumatic stress, he sought medical help from the Department of
Veteran Affairs – but faced a pile of paperwork. While waiting for help,
he turned his energy towards helping his fellow veterans...
Georgia home owners association blocks home for paralyzed veteran
After months of negotiations, a neighborhood association in Athens,
Georgia has blocked construction of a home for the family of disabled
veteran Sean Gittens. The Knob Hill Property Owners Association was
worried that the home would hurt property values,
according to The Augusta Chronicle.
Condominium Association Requires DNA Database for Dogs
Starting Aug. 1, residents in the Jupiter community must each pay a $200
fee to keep the dogs’ genetic information on file at the DNA Pet World
Registry. Dog droppings found in common areas will be collected and
mailed to the Tennessee-based company for comparison.
North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months
North Korea has shut down its universities for the next 10 months and
sent students to work in factories, agriculture and the construction
sector as it struggles to rebuild its economy.
Chasing Bernie Madoff: Film Trailer For New Documentary Starring Harry
Markopolos And The Incredibly Inept SEC
This is an outstanding trailer, with several extremely embarrassing
clips for the SEC. Runs 2 minutes.
Dozens of US cities line up to contest 2010 census
WASHINGTON (AP) - With jobs and federal aid at stake, U.S. cities are
lining up to contest their 2010 census counts as too low. A decade ago,
there were 1,200 challenges filed by cities, towns and counties. The
U.S. Conference of Mayors is predicting a big jump in that number, due
in part to tighter budgets that make local officials more sensitive to
potential drop-offs in federal money for Medicaid and other programs.
Coconut sugar quickly replacing agave nectar as natural sweetener of
(NaturalNews) Over the last two years, we've witnessed a mass exodus
away from agave nectar and a search for more natural sweeteners that are
both low on the glycemic index and high in nutrient density. Several
History - Wednesday - June 29, 2011
1776 - The Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made
1804 - Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition were found guilty by a court-martial consisting of members of
the Corps of Discovery for getting drunk on duty. Collins received 100
lashes on his back and Hall received 50.
1888 - Professor Frederick Treves performed the first appendectomy in
1905 - Russian troops intervened as riots erupted in ports all over the
country. Many ships were looted.
1917 - The Ukraine proclaimed independence from Russia.
1925 - Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light
1926 - Fascists in Rome added an hour to the work day in an economic
1932 - Siam’s army seized Bangkok and announced an end to the absolute
1946 - British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in
an attempt to end alleged terrorism.
1950 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorized a sea blockade of
1951 - The United States invited the Soviet Union to the Korean peace
talks on a ship in Wonson Harbor.
1953 - The Federal Highway Act authorized the construction of 42,500
miles of freeway from coast to coast.
1954 - The Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J.
Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information.
1955 - The Soviet Union sent tanks to Poznan, Poland, to put down
1956 - Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were married. They were divorced
on January 20, 1961.
1966 - The U.S. bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese
cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.
1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could
constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The ruling prompted states to
revise their capital punishment laws.
1982 - Israel invaded Lebanon.
1995 - The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked,
forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
1995 - 501 people were killed when a department store in Seoul, South
Korea collapsed. 900 others were injured.
2000 - In Santa Rosa, CA, the official groundbreaking ceremony took
place for the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
2007 - The Apple iPhone went on sale.
Action 3 News News Clip - Some flood water
into a building (it is not specified) where nuclear materials are kept.
The water is now classified as nuclear waste. But if it got in so
easily, can't it get out. Note the men walking around in waders. Also,
the NRC Chairman states that the risk goes down dramatically each day.
Since when does flooding improve the situation as time progresses?
Failures are more likely to happen as time goes on.
Interesting observation - Event Notification Report for June 27, 2011
- The very same day that the Salem NJ reactor had its problem, see the
following problems that also ocurred! (Thanks to Scott Portzline for
joining The Power Hour this morning and for supplying us with these
Fort Calhoun Station EPZ Evacuation Route Map
Excellent Nebraska official nuclear evacuation map!
Towns near NM fire, nuclear lab wary of smoke
AP, June 29, 2011 - Residents worried about radioactive smoke plume if
fire reaches radioactive waste: “If it gets to this contamination, it’s
over — not just for Los Alamos, but for Santa Fe”
Los Alamos Fire: EPA Testing for Radiation
ABC news. June 28, 2011 - High potential for “major calamity” at Los
Alamos if fire reaches 20,000 barrels of nuclear waste in fabric-type
building, says former top security official
UPDATE 3-Los Alamos scurries to protect nuclear lab from fire
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 28 (Reuters) - Nuclear weapons lab closes due to
fire danger. Fire has potential to double or triple in size (Updates the
number of firefighters) “We have fire all around the lab – It’s a road
away” — “Zero percent containment”
NRC Chairman says nuke plants safe, for now
Action 3 News June 28th, 2011, 05:05 PM - Water has leaked into building
containing radioactive material at Ft. Calhoun nuke plant — “That water
we treat as radioactive waste”
Salem Unit 2 nuclear reactor shuts down after cooling pump failure
NJ.com, June 28, 2011 - Cooling pump fails at New Jersey nuclear
reactor, plant shut down — Remains in ‘hot shutdown’
Wildfire near Los Alamos triggers air monitoring
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Lab personnel are monitoring the air for
radionuclides and particulate matter. The lab also has monitors that can
be used to check for possible radiation contamination from the fire.
As Obama Quietly Pushes for a Nuclear Weapons Renaissance, Wildfire
Threatens Los Alamos Nuclear Lab
Democracy Now June 28, 2011 GREG MELLO (Director of the Los Alamos Study
Group): "There is a lot of plutonium there. There’s tritium—actually,
tritium very close to the fire, about half a mile from the fire. Part of
the problem is there’s an information deficit, and there’s a serious
trust deficit. You can’t really take anything that the laboratory says
at face value. It’s kind of a minimum..."
YouTube: Intake Structure that cools reactor and spent fuel pool is
probably most vulnerable part of Ft. Calhoun nuke plant
WBAI Five O'clock Shadow June 28, 2011 - Arnie Gundersen, energy advisor
with 39-years of nuclear power engineering experience and former nuclear
industry senior vice president speaks on the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant.
Coming to a Store Near You: Radioactive Fish?
Washington Blog - As I pointed out in April, the FDA is refusing to test
fish for radioactivity, even though water currents will eventually bring
debris from Fukushima: The debris mass, which appears as an island from
the air, contains cars, trucks, tractors, boats and entire houses
floating in the current heading toward the U.S. and Canada, according to
Video: Paul Craig Roberts: 'Obama's debt ceiling is a hoax'
PressTV Global News June 28, 2011 - Obama's last-minute effort to get a
congressional consensus to raise the country's debt ceiling is a "hoax"
and he will continue to spend anyhow, a political analyst says. Press TV
has interviewed Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of US
Treasury in Atlanta, to elaborate more on the issue concerning the
countries debt ceiling raise.
Gabrielle Giffords makes public appearance
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords appeared at a public event last night for the
first time since being shot in the head in a Jan. 8 attack in her home
district of Tucson, Ariz. The Arizona Democrat entered the auditorium at
Space Center Houston to a standing ovation, ABC News reports...
You Did It! You Helped Ban BPA in Delaware!
Alliance for Natural Health June 28, 2011- A few weeks ago we issued an
Action Alert to help pass an important bill to fight BPA in Delaware.
Thanks to your activism, Delaware’s children will be healthier.
Video: Are you eating pesticides? Canola oil a great insect killer
The Health Ranger reveals how the No. 1 ingredient in a pesticide
product is actually canola oil, and describes the warnings on the
product which include that you should never get the oil on your skin or
clothing. Soybean oil is also discussed as a key ingredient in another
Ban fast food ads on TV: U.S. doctors
"Congress and the Federal Trade Commission have to get tough with the
food industry," said Dr. Victor Strasburger, who wrote the new policy
statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a group of
Radio 'better for health' than TV
Listening to the radio makes people happier and gives them higher energy
levels than watching TV or browsing the internet, new research has
Radioactive water leaks from Japan's damaged plant
TOKYO | Tue Jun 28, 2011 - (Reuters) - Tonnes of radioactive water were
discovered on Tuesday to have leaked into the ground from Japan's
Fukushima nuclear plant, the latest in a series of leaks at the plant
damaged in a March earthquake and tsunami, the country's nuclear
Tepco gets to keep nuclear plants
Video: The company at the heart of Japan's atomic crisis wins
institutional shareholder backing to keep its reactors in the face of
anger from rank-and-file shareholders seeking an end to nuclear energy.
Mysterious fires baffle firefighters in South Africa
June 28, 2011 – Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - Mysterious fires that
apparently ignite spontaneously have over the past two weeks destroyed
the homes and belongings of a family in Hopewell near Thornville.
Exclusive: Greek woes may eclipse Lehman says Ackermann
(Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's (DBKGn.DE) CEO described the situation in
Greece as critical and warned contagion to other euro zone members could
lead to a crisis bigger than the one sparked by the collapse of Lehman
Greece grinds to a halt as general strike gets underway
Workers across Greece walked off the job on Tuesday, kicking off a
crippling 48-hour strike with a mass protest in the capital, Athens, as
parliament debated a new austerity plan aimed at securing additional
Is Shale Gas A Huge Ponzi Scheme?
Although the U.S. is placing many of its energy bets on shale gas, a new
investigation by the New York Times indicates that the whole thing could
be a giant scam.
Obama confident debt deal can be struck
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama is confident Democrats and
Republicans can cut a "significant deal" to trim the U.S. deficit and
increase its borrowing limit to avoid a damaging default, the White
House said on Monday.
President, GOP hopefuls descend on Iowa as pivotal straw poll draws near
With a key test of the GOP presidential field just over a month and a
half away, candidates are descending on Iowa this week to sharpen their
appeal to voters in the first caucus state.
Ron Paul: Marijuana, US Holds 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the
California says it could generate over $1 Billion dollars in taxes by
allowing the sale of Marijuana in their state. Legalization of marijuana
is coming and it can either come with respect for the law (because the
law allows it) or in defiance of it, but it will come and soon.
Blagojevich jurors: Tapes made case against ex-governor
(Reuters) - The jurors who found Rod Blagojevich guilty of federal
corruption charges on Monday said they deliberated methodically and
began with the presumption that he was innocent.
Loughner's lawyers seek to halt forced medication
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Attorneys for Tucson shooting rampage suspect Jared
Loughner have petitioned a federal court to order prison officials to
stop forcibly medicating him with anti-psychotic drugs.
Hacker Data Release Reveals Feds Domestic Spy Program Has Grown Far
Beyond Our Wildest Nightmares
Government data leaked by hackers reveal US government domestic spy
program has grown far beyond our wildest nightmare, with Government
operatives spying on our every move, in every imaginable aspect of our
lives, both online and offline.
Cancer Surges In Body Scanner Operators; TSA Launches Cover-Up
Fearful of provoking further public resistance to naked airport body
scanners, the TSA has been caught covering up a surge in cases of TSA
workers developing cancer as a result of their close proximity to
radiation-firing devices, perhaps the most shocking revelation to emerge
from the latest FOIA documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy
NASA brings heat to hovering robotic lander test
June 27 - Infrared video released by the U.S. space agency, NASA, shows
how future robotic landers might hover and land autonomously on
asteroids or lunar surfaces. The agency has been testing the compact
vehicles for missions to airless environments where parachutes will not
work. Rob Muir reports.
46-photo timeline of Endeavour's last ever spacewalk
You know it, I know it: there's only one Space Shuttle launch left.
Atlantis is scheduled to go up on July 8th, and after that, well, who
Support bill to include vitamins, dietary supplements as eligible
medical expenses in FSAs, HSAs
(NaturalNews) Individuals who help pay for their medical expenses with
Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
may soon be able to use these programs to buy herbs, vitamins, minerals,
meal replacement products, homeopathic remedies, and various other
dietary and health supplements that are not currently eligible.
Use seaweed and coffee enemas for radiation removal
(NaturalNews) People seem to be in two camps these days. There are those
who know that the radiation from Fukushima is dangerous and will have
impacts, so they protect themselves through diet and supplementation.
And there are those who think it`s all fine and even...
Olive oil really does reduce risk of stroke, says research
(NaturalNews) Another new study has confirmed what we've known for quite
some time - that olive oil contributes to better health. According to
researchers who followed about 7,000 people aged 65 and older in three
The Horrors of Commercial Pet Food
(NaturalNews) The global commercial pet food industry is astonishingly
profitable and continues to grow (sadly) by leaps and bounds. Let's
define commercial pet food, for our purposes, as anything that is
packaged in cans or bags, even if labeled...
Green tea and cocoa epicatechin flavonoids lower diabetes risk and
(NaturalNews) New research published in the Journal of Nutrition
provides evidence that potent epicatechin flavonoids from extracts of
green tea and cocoa lower the destructive effects of high blood sugar.
This can effectively prevent damage that ravages the major organs and
especially the coronary arteries lining the heart muscle.
The Economics of Food Self-Sufficiency
In terms of food self-sufficiency, I honestly think money is a poor
standard of value. If I look at my garden harvest and only see what it's
worth in terms of money, I must realize that its value is unstable and
changes as conditions fluctuate. Yet, I always need to eat. That doesn't
change. It doesn't change if produce is worth 25 cents a pound, or if
it's worth $5 a pound. I still need to eat.
Drying fruit, herbs and vegetables
One of the oldest means of preserving food is by drying. This is easy in
the warm and dry conditions of the Mediterranean where it is easy to use
the sun to take the moisture out of the food. Micro-organisms which
cause food to decay cannot survive without moisture and by removing 90%
of the water content your fruit, vegetables and herbs can be stored for
History - Tuesday - June 28, 2011
1869 - R. W. Wood was appointed as the first Surgeon General of the U.S.
1894 - The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday.
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I exactly
five years after it began. The treaty also established the League of
1921 - A coal strike in Great Britain was settled after three months.
1930 - More than 1,000 communists were routed during an assault on the
British consulate in London.
1939 - Pan American Airways began the first transatlantic passenger
1938 - The U.S. Congress created the Federal Housing Administration
(FHA) to insure construction loans.
1942 - German troops launched an offensive to seize Soviet oil fields in
the Caucasus and the city of Stalingrad.
1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur announced the end of Japanese
resistance in the Philippines.
1949 - The last U.S. combat troops were called home from Korea, leaving
only 500 advisers.
1950 - North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
1960 - In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries
1964 - Malcolm X founded the Organization for Afro American Unity to
seek independence for blacks in the Western Hemisphere.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon announced that no new draftees would be sent
1976 - The first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy.
1996 - The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only
policy at the South Carolina military school.
1997 - Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear
after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas,
1998 - Poland, due to shortage of funds, is allowed to lease, U.S.
aircraft to bring military force up to NATO standards.
2000 - Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with
his father. The child had been the center of an international custody
2001 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
set aside an order that would break up Microsoft for antitrust
violations. However, the judges did agree that the company was in
violation of antitrust laws.
2004 - The U.S. turned over official sovereignty to Iraq's interim
leadership. The event took place two days earlier than previously
announced to thwart insurgents' attempts at undermining the transfer.
2004 - The U.S. resumed diplomatic ties with Libya after a 24-year
2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species
Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing Near Fort Calhoun
OMAHA, Neb. -- A helicopter surveying power lines was forced to make an
emergency landing after reporting mechanical problems Thursday.
FAA helicopter accident report 23-Jun-11 at Fort Calhoun, NE
YouTube: Associated Press: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko, the nation's top nuclear power regulator
says both of Nebraska's nuclear power plants have remained safe as they
battle floodwaters. There is more concern about the Fort Calhoun plant
because floodwaters are close. (June 27)
Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Raw Ariel Fly Over Video Taken June 27,
Raw Video taken June 27, 2011: Aerial Tour Of Fort Calhoun Nuclear
Plant. You can see the collapsed berm and the dry Cask storage for spent
Las Conchas Fire: MANDATORY EVAC FOR LOS ALAMOS
Updated 10:15 pm: The Las Conchas fire, at an estimated 44,000 acres,
entered Los Alamos National Laboratory property and is still zero
percent contained. EVACUATION IS NOW MANDATORY for Los Alamos. Evacs are
still voluntary for White Rock but Los Alamos evacuees are instructed
not to relocate to White Rock in case it's evacuated, too.
Evacuations ordered as wildfire threatens Los Alamos, N.M.
Wildfire shuts Los Alamos lab, forces evacuations - Up to 30,000
drums of plutonium-contaminated waste stored in fabric tents above
ground at Los
Alamos dumpsite — Lab says no comment.
Viewers on the frontlines of the fire - KRQE, June 27, 2011 at 8:15
pm EDT - Local news shows ‘amazing’ and ‘terrifying’ images of wildfire
threatens Los Alamos nuke lab
VIDEO: Three Separate Nuclear Facilities Are In Danger
NBC News June 27th, 2011 at 07:36 PM - “This has grown much more serious
just in the last few hours” at Los Alamos nuke facility — Mandatory
evacuations ordered — Fire Chief won’t say fire won’t go in lab.
YouTube: The Real News: Ft. Calhoun protection barier Collapses - part 2
Remember the Army Corps of Engineers in the Katrina disaster? Their
handy work levee was the cause of the problem, not the storm. If this
dam breaks on purpose or accident there will be a major nuclear crisis
in America worse than Fukushima with several flooded power plants and
Omaha is already under a foot of water .....
Flood test not over for nuke plant
Omaha World-Herald - June 27th, 2011 at 07:16 PM - The Fort Calhoun
Nuclear Station is 19 miles north of Omaha. Water now surrounds the
auxiliary and containment buildings, which are designed to handle
flooding up to 1,014 feet above sea level. The river is at 1,006.3 feet
and isn't forecast to exceed 1,008 feet.
U.S. Nuclear Plant Deemed Safe Despite Ruptured Berm
WSJ - JUNE 27, 2011, 7:13 P.M. ET - Rod Storm, the city administrator of
Blair, said officials in the town of about 8,000 people near the plant
are more worried about keeping the city's wastewater treatment facility
running so it can pump about 10 million gallons of water a day to local
industries. The facility sits on the bank of the Missouri River. "We've
got a lot to worry about and the event at the nuclear facility is the
least of our worries," Mr. Storm said. See the video for arial view.
2nd ex-Blackwater contractor gets 30 months for manslaughter
A second former Blackwater contractor was sentenced to prison for
involuntary manslaughter Monday in the 2009 shooting death of a civilian
Justin Cannon of Corpus Christi, Texas, was sentenced to 30 months by
U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar. A Virginia Beach man, Christopher
Drotleff, received a 37-month sentence earlier this month for his
actions in the same incident.
TSA denies having required a 95-year-old woman to remove diaper
CNN June 27, 2011 5:35 p.m. EDT - "While every person and item must be
screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with
passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive
manner," the agency said Sunday night in a statement. "We have reviewed
the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our
officers acted professionally, according to proper procedure and did not
require this passenger to remove an adult diaper."
Texas lawmakers pass weakened airport groping bill
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has passed its version of a bill to
criminalize intentional, inappropriate touching during airport security
pat-downs. The Senate and House have now passed separate versions of the
bill. Both chambers voted Monday to support weakened versions that
conservative activists complained were toothless.
Google forced to change privacy practices after report the search giant
publicises the home addresses of wi-fi users
The same happens with Microsoft, Apple and Skyhook Wireless as part of
each company's race to map the street addresses of various access points
and routers around the globe, CNET explained. However both Google and
Skyhook Wireless make the data publicly available on the internet.
Russia: Iran's nuclear plant to start up in August
MOSCOW (AP) - A top Russian diplomat reportedly says Iran's first
nuclear power plant will finally start up in August.
Iran to stage missile wargames from Monday
TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are to launch military
exercises on Monday with the firing of different range ballistic
missiles, the state news agency IRNA reported. The exercises, codenamed
Great Prophet-6, are to start on Monday, said a Guards commander,
General Ami Ali Hadjizadeh, quoted by IRNA, without specifying how long
the manoeuvres will last.
Gaddafi becomes world's most wanted as International Criminal Court
issues crimes against humanity arrest warrant
'People at all levels of seniority should think carefully about the
consequences of what they do - whether they are ordering attacks on
civilians or carrying them out; whether they are firing rockets into
residential areas or intimidating ordinary Libyans who want a better
future. 'Those involved must take full responsibility for their actions,
and must be held to account.'
Afghan official: Country's top banker flees nation
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's top banker, who is alleged to
have played a role in the failure of the nation's largest private
lender, has fled the country, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai
The Bailout Emperor Has No Clothes
Dog and pony show and tell. One of the charlatans finally told the
truth. The ridiculous charade of worthless government guarantees has
finally been exposed by a key player.
Dollar seen losing global reserve status
The US dollar will lose its status as the global reserve currency over
the next 25 years, according to a survey of central bank reserve
managers who collectively control more than $8,000bn. More than half the
managers, who were polled by UBS, predicted that the dollar would be
replaced by a portfolio of currencies within the next 25 years.
Diabetics get blood vessels made from donor cells
Three dialysis patients have received the world's first blood vessels
grown in a lab from donated skin cells. It's a key step toward creating
a supply of ready-to-use arteries and veins that could be used to treat
diabetics, soldiers with damaged limbs, people having heart bypass
surgery and others....
Busted! Big Pharma epilepsy study rigged to push drug gabapentin
(NaturalNews) If you think being concerned over natural health issues
means you automatically dismiss everything that mainstream medicine has
to say - think again. Not only are many mainstream researchers coming up
with evidence that nutrition and other natural therapies really are
effective but now comes a report published in none other than Archives
of Internal Medicine, a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),
that blows the lid off an unethical Big Pharma practice.
ACTION ALERT: USDA Filling Five Vacancies on the National Organic
June 27th, 2011 In the past, widespread abuse during the Bush and Obama
administrations led to corporate agri¬business representatives being
appointed to positions that were earmarked for farmers or consumer
advocates. Because of this history, Cornucopia is appealing to USDA
Secretary Tom Vilsack to...
Storm Sewers Fail To Handle Sunday Night Deluge
KETV NewsWatch 7 - Sunday night's heavy rain caused some overflowing
storm sewers, power outages and road closures in the Omaha metro area.
President Obama Signs Kansas Emergency Declaration
Yesterday, the President declared an emergency exists in the State of
Kansas and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response
efforts in the area struck by flooding beginning on June 1, 2011, and
continuing. The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all
disaster relief efforts...
AP IMPACT: Populations around US nuke plants soar
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) -- As America's nuclear power plants have aged, the
once-rural areas around them have become far more crowded and much more
difficult to evacuate. Yet government and industry have paid little
heed, even as plants are running at higher power and posing more danger
in the event of an accident, an Associated Press investigation has
TEPCO halts water circulation due to leaks
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suspended
using decontaminated water as a coolant because of leaky pipes. Tokyo
Electric Power Company began circulating recycled water through the
No.1, 2 and 3 reactors at 4:20 PM on Monday. But it halted the operation
one and a half hours later after discovering water leaking from the
Agent Orange Barrels Seen Buried In Gainesville’s Cabot-Koppers EPA
By Harold Saive – Veterans For Peace Chapter 136 - Agent Orange dioxin
contamination is not only about the increased risk of deadly and exotic
cancers. A long list of human and animal diseases has been positively
linked to dioxins including damaged DNA, neurological diseases, birth
defects, autism, and learning disabilities
VIDEO: Monsanto, Agent Orange, and Population Reduction Warfare
This is the company that the FDA lets do its own Environmental Impact
Statements and is allowed to submit GMOs as GRAS, or generally
recognized as safe, without investigation. The company that is killing
people on an unprecedented scale due to falsified studies on Agent
Orange HAS A MONOPOLY ON OUR FOOD SUPPLY. Do you still think our
government is not engaged in population reduction warfare against its
Marijuana gone GMO!
It is painfully obvious that mad scientists have gone wild and are in
charge of our health and food supply. And now, they want to grab hold of
Mary Jane, Weed, Cannabis, Pot, Marijuana, or whatever else you want to
AP EXCLUSIVE: Power grid change may disrupt clocks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A yearlong experiment with the nation's electric grid
could mess up traffic lights, security systems and some computers - and
make plug-in clocks and appliances like programmable coffeemakers run up
to 20 minutes fast.
New Documents Prove TSA “Mischaracterized” Safety Aspects Of Full Body
Newly released internal government documents, obtained via the Freedom
Of Information Act, reveal that the TSA, and specifically the head of
the Department of Homeland Security, “publicly mischaracterized” the
findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in
stating that NIST had positively confirmed the safety of full body
scanners in tests.
Texans to Launch ‘Citizen Filibuster’ Over TSA Groping
Texans outraged by repeated attempts on behalf of state representatives
working in consort with the federal government to kill legislation that
would ban invasive TSA groping are set to launch a ‘citizen filibuster’
that seeks to pressure public servants into following the will of the
How anything you've EVER said on the internet could be seen by employers
as Feds approve firm that dishes dirt on applicants
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a controversial firm which
scours social media sites to check on job applicants.
Europe’s Green Agenda Folds As Economic Crisis Deepens
Britain will have to abandon its carbon emission reduction targets if
the public continues to resist higher bills, according to the chief
executive of the British Gas owner, Centrica.
Banks are worried as Wall Street crumbles
RT video summary: With everyday Americans worrying about a recession,
Business Insider's Katya Wachtel says a good chunk of people in the
States are experiencing another drastic turn for the worse already. Wall
Street is experiencing drastic lay-offs and Wachtel says banks are
scared of what's to come next.
War crimes court issues warrant for Gaddafi
The Hague calls for arrest of Gaddafi, son and top intelligence minister
for crimes against humanity.
Another Step Closer To A One World Religion: 50 U.S. Churches To Read
From The Quran On Sunday
The three main pillars of the "New World Order" that the global elite
want to bring about are a one world economy, a one world government and
a one world religion. A lot of attention gets paid to the development of
the first two pillars, but the third pillar gets very little attention.
LEAKED: UK Copyright Lobby Holds Closed-Door Meetings With Gov’t To
Discuss National Web-Censorship Regime
The proposal has leaked, and it reveals a plan to establish “expert
bodies” that would decide which websites British people were allowed to
see, to be approved by a judge using a “streamlined” procedure. The
procedure will allow for “swift” blocking in order to shut down
streaming of live events.
Federal 'mystery shoppers' will check up on doctors:
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, officials in President
Barack Obama's administration are recruiting a team of "mystery
shoppers" to pose as patients, call doctors' offices and request
appointments to see how difficult it is for people to get care when they
Court overturns ban on video game sales to kids
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is
unconstitutional to bar children from buying or renting violent video
games, saying government doesn't have the authority to "restrict the
ideas to which children may be exposed" despite complaints that the
popular and fast-changing technology allows the young to simulate acts
Gas company sues Morgantown over drilling ban
CHARLESTON, W.Va.--A natural gas company is suing the City of Morgantown
for tens of millions of dollars over a recent decision by city officials
to ban the controversial drilling method used to get Marcellus shale
Sportsmen monitor gas drilling in Marcellus Shale
WHITELEY, Pa. (AP) -- Fishermen are gearing up and hunters are taking
aim - for Marcellus Shale gas drilling. A new coalition of outdoors
groups is emerging as a potent force in the debate over natural gas
drilling. The Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation isn't
against the process of fracking for gas, but its members want to make
sure the rush to cash in on the valuable resource doesn't damage
streams, forests, and the various creatures that call those places home.
Genetic Modification Gone Wild: 10 Signs That Our World May Be Destined
To Resemble A Really Bad Science Fiction Movie
The very definition of life on earth is changing right before our eyes.
Many scientists believe that genetic modification holds the key to
feeding the entire planet and healing all of our diseases, but others
are warning that genetic modification could literally transform our
environment into a desolate wasteland and cause our world to resemble a
really bad science fiction movie.
Monsanto trying to take over world seed supply, nation by nation
(NaturalNews) He who controls the seed controls the food supply; and he
who controls the food supply controls the world. There is no question
that Monsanto is on a mission to monopolize the conventional seed
market. In fact...
Gluten then and now
(NaturalNews) Over the past decade, the frequency of conversations about
gluten intolerance (GI) and celiac disease (CD) in the United States has
gone from almost unheard of to commonplace.
Natural amino acids preferable to antibiotics for treating infections,
(NaturalNews) As most NaturalNews readers probably already know, there
is a rapidly-growing resistance to antibiotics that has given way to
antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" like Methicillin-resistant
FDA sued to halt antibiotics in animal feed
(NaturalNews) Since the 1950's livestock have had antibiotics added into
their feed to speed up their growth and to prevent and treat illness.
However, recently several environmental and public health groups have
filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration to try and force the
government to stop farmers from routinely adding the antibiotics to the
A Breath of Fresh Air for Detecting Vitamin B12 Deficiency
ScienceDaily (June 26, 2011) — Researchers have developed a new test to
detect the levels of vitamin B12 using your breath, allowing for a
cheaper, faster, and simpler diagnosis that could help to avoid the
potentially fatal symptoms of B12 deficiency.
Sunscreen In A Pill
Dermatologists recognize the benefits of a compound called astaxanthin.
Found in red ocean plants and animals such as salmon, astaxanthin is the
most effective and efficient free radical sponge in nature, which works
to combat the free radicals created by skin exposed to ultraviolet rays.
It is a powerful antioxidant that also reduces the pain and inflammation
that occurs with sunburn.
History - Monday - June 27, 2011
1801 - British forces defeated the French and took control of Cairo,
1871 - The yen became the new form of currency in Japan.
1893 - The New York stock market crashed. By the end of the year 600
banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.
1929 - Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for
transmitting television pictures.
1931 - Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488, which marked the
breakthrough in helicopter technology.
1942 - The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had
been put ashore from a submarine on New York's Long Island.
1944 - During World War II, American forces completed their capture of
the French port of Cherbourg from the German army.
1950 - Two days after North Korea invaded South Korea, U.S. President
Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean conflict. The
United Nations Security Council had asked for member nations to help
South Korea repel an invasion from the North.
1954 - The world's first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near
1955 - The state of Illinois enacted the first automobile seat belt
1961 - Arthur Michael Ramsey was enthroned as the 100th Archbishop of
1973 - Former White House counsel John Dean told the Senate Watergate
Committee about an "enemies list" that was kept by the Nixon White House.
1973 - Nixon vetoed a Senate ban on bombing Cambodia.
1980 - U.S. President Carter signed legislation reviving draft
1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual colleges could make
their own TV package deals.
1984 - The Federal Communications Commission moved to deregulate U.S.
commercial TV by lifting most programming requirements and ending
day-part restrictions on advertising.
1985 - Officials decertified Route 66.
1985 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to limit the use of
combat troops in Nicaragua.
1986 - The World Court ruled that the U.S. had broken international law
by aiding Nicaraguan rebels.
1991 - Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall resigned from the U.S.
Supreme Court. He had been appointed in 1967 by President Lyndon
1992 - The body of kidnapped Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso was found
buried in a makeshift grave in a state park in New Jersey. Arthur and
Irene Seale were later convicted and
sentenced to prison for the crime.
1998 - An English woman was impregnated with her dead husband's sperm
after two-year legal battle over her right to the sperm.
2002 - In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission required
companies with annual sales of more than $1.2 billion to submit sworn
statements backing up the accuracy of their financial reports.
2005 - In Alaska's Denali National Park, a roughly 70-million year old
dinosaur track was discovered. The track was form a three-toed
Cretaceous period dinosaur.
This photo was
taken Monday 6-27-11 heading North on I-35 in Kansas by "Road Dog."
- Thanks "Road Dog" for sending!!!
Station Photo taken on Jun 27, 2011, at 9:06 AM
Thisis an aerial photo of Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station late last week as
the latest releases from Gavins Point Dam reached the site. The photo
shows areas of the plant protected by berms, AquaDams and sandbags. In
the lower left, the substation is shown protected. In the center, you
can see the plant is dry behind the AquaDam. On the right side of the
photo, the river water has not reached much of the AquaDam surrounding
the administration building and the training center (lower right).
New Mexico wildfires force evacuation at Los Alamos nuclear laboratory
Raging wildfires only 1 mile from nuclear lab at Los Alamos force
evacuation — “Officials insist that radioactive material is secure”
SUPER RED ALERT: 6/27 Gavin Point Dam Explosion Warning
"We identified the 'Dam Explosion' Threat in the 7/7 Warning Video, but
we did not have intel on which dam would be chosen to begin this cascade
catastrophe. Now we know for certain that the Gavin Point Dam has been
wired for demolition in anticipation of a deliberate 'staged event' that
will begin the domino effect of breaking levies and dams to create the
biggest catastrophic event in US history."
*** Related YouTube:
Gavin's Point Cracks/Explosives - Rumor NOT True, Army Corp of
Engineers Spokesman Says!
Event Notification Report for June 27, 2011, NRC, June 27, 2011
Many containers of fuel to power pumps were washed away after breach at
Ft. Calhoun nuke plant. “At approximately 0125 CDT, the AquaDam
providing enhanced flood protection for Fort Calhoun Station Unit 1
failed. This resulted in approximately 100 gallons of petroleum being
released into the river after a protective barrier was breached and many
fuel containers were washed out to the river. The fuel/oil containers
were staged around the facility to supply fuel for pumps which remove
water within the flood containment barriers. The spill was reported to
the State of Nebraska at 10:45 AM CDT on 6/26/2011.
95 year old elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search
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Flood wall fails at Fort Calhoun
Omaha World Herald - June 26, 2011 Floodwaters surrounded several
buildings at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station early Sunday morning after
a water-filled wall collapsed. The 2,000-foot berm collapsed about 1:25
a.m. Sunday due to “onsite activities,” OPPD officials said. The Aqua
Dam provided supplemental flood protection and was not required under
Flood berm collapses at Nebraska nuclear plant
Associated Press June 26, 2011 The berm's collapse didn't affect the
reactor shutdown cooling or the spent fuel pool cooling, but the power
supply was cut after water surrounded the main electrical transformers,
the NRC said. Emergency generators powered the plant until an off-site
power supply was connected Sunday afternoon, according to OPPD.
Flood berm collapsed after being punctured by an unidentified piece of
(CNN) -- A water-filled berm protecting a nuclear power plant in
Nebraska from rising floodwaters collapsed Sunday, according to a
spokesman, who said the plant remains secure. Some sort of machinery
came in contact with the berm, puncturing it and causing the berm to
deflate, said Mike Jones, a spokesman for the Omaha Public Power
District (OPPD), which owns the Fort Calhoun plant.
Flooding: The worst is yet to come
Omaha World Herald - June 26, 2011 Imagine roughly 55 million acres —
the entire surface of Nebraska and southwest Iowa — covered in a foot of
water. Now imagine trying to funnel all that water down a drainage canal
surrounded by airports and homes, businesses and farms. You can begin to
grasp the unprecedented, slow-developing danger facing folks from
Montana to Missouri from the Great Flood of 2011.
NRC Chairman Tours Flood-Threatened Nuke Plant
KETV7 Omaha - June 26, 2011 Plant officials said the encapsulated spent
fuel rods at the plant, which continues to operate, can withstand being
submerged in 50 feet of water for an extended period of time.
Midwest Floods: Waters Breach Berm at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station in
ABC: Nevertheless, federal inspectors are on the scene, and the federal
government is so concerned the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
is headed to the plant. There was no protecting thousands of homes in
Minot, N.D., where massive flooding of the Souris River hit its peak
today, flooding more than 4,000 homes, including Leslie Dull's. Article
includes a video report.
Concern at Nebraska Reactors as Floodwaters Rise
NYT - BROWNVILLE, Neb.June 26, 2011 — Like inhabitants of a city
preparing for a siege, operators of the nuclear reactor here have spent
days working to defend it against the swollen Missouri River at its
doorstep. On Sunday, eight days after the river rose high enough to
require the operators to declare a low-level emergency, a swarm of plant
officials got to show off their preparations to the chairman of the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
New Madrid's Giant Pipeline Bomb
"Virtually every natural gas pipeline in the nation is built over that
fault," Geller says. "You'll see the explosion reflected off the moon."
The Purposeful Flooding of America's Heartland
Conspiracy Cafe - The Missouri River basin encompasses a vast region in
the central and west-central portion of our country. This river, our
nation's longest, collects the melt from Rocky Mountain snowpack and the
runoff from our continents' upper plains before joining the Mississippi
river above St. Louis some 2,300...
FLOOD ALERT FORT CALHOUN
Conspiracy Cafe - New photos and map of the Missouri Dams and Fort
Calhoun / Cooper Nuclear Power Plants.
Soros buying up flood-ravaged farm land; Obama’s executive order
establishes ‘Rural Council’
Who’s buying up flood ravaged farm land.
Thom Hartmann: Nuclear Power - "We Almost Lost Nebraska"
Tue Jun 21 RT TV - A recap of the Nuclear problems here in the U.S.
United Nations Nuclear Bank
The media hailed Warren Buffett last December for donating $50 million
dollars toward a United Nations nuclear bank with control over uranium
enrichment. The intent is control over nuclear weapons and nuclear power
by the elites who are the true forces behind the UN.
EPA and Corps plan to seize control of all water
A full scale attack by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to take
control of all water from any source whatsoever is under way.
American in Tripoli: First Hand Account
RTAmerica - Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, who spent some time in
Libya, shares his views on what's really going on in the country and why
the mainstream media deliberately misinforms the public about real goals
of NATO. When asked where the media is on this, his reply was, "The
media is silent and worse as I pointed out, they're putting out
disinformation rather than reporting the facts as they are seeing them
on the ground."
Ron Paul Slams Absurd Libya War Powers Debate
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), a candidate for the Republican presidential
nomination, came down hard today against a House bill (HR 2278) that
would have limited the use of funds for the U.S.’s involvement in the
Libya War. The House also rejected the limited funding bill for the
Libya War, while also striking down a resolution that would have
authorized the limited use of U.S. Armed Forces in Libya.
Enter the dragon 'to save the euro’
It is in the interest of cash-rich China to help resolve the eurozone
debt crisis, but Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, who is visiting Britain and
Continental Europe, will want a share of the West’s buying power in
Time magazine cover features shredded U.S. Constitution, asks if it
Provocative? Perhaps, but that’s nothing new for Time magazine with a
history of taking iconic American symbols and using them to make
FBI Arrests Dangerous Gangster Without Kicking His Door Down
Over the last few decades, SWAT teams and paramilitary-style police
tactics have proliferated like a wild fire. According to a recent USA
Today interview with Peter Kraska, a criminologist whose work focuses on
police militarization, SWAT teams were deployed only about 2,000 to
3,000 times per year in the early to mid 80′s. That number has shot up
to about 70,000 and 80,000 per year in the present.
White House loosens border rules for 2012
President Barack Obama’s administration is quietly offering a
quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, while
aiming to win reelection by mobilizing a wave of new Hispanic voters,
say supporters of stronger immigration law enforcement. Related video.
Bolivia Set To Withdraw From U.N. Treaty Banning Drugs
The South American nation of Bolivia is set to withdraw from the United
Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, adopted in 1961 to outlaw
"illicit substances" across the planet. It plans the move in protest of
the U.N.'s classification of coca leaves as an illegal drug.
Economy Expected to Have Major Slide in Months Ahead
A drumbeat of disappointing data about consumer behavior, factory sales
and weak hiring in recent weeks has prompted economists to ratchet down
their 2011 economic forecasts to as little as half what they expected at
the beginning of the year.
It Gets Even Crazier: AT&T, Comcast, And Other ISPs Introduce The “Three
Strikes” Internet Censorship Deal
Completely over the top, even compared to everything else we’re up
against: Entertainment industry sources are leaking that they’ve
convinced Internet service providers to start restricting people’s web
access. If you’re accused of downloading or streaming three files
they’ll consider messing with your Internet connection — and maybe even
decide what sites you’re allowed to visit.
Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.
U.S. farmers have adopted genetically engineered (GE) crops widely since
their introduction in 1996, notwithstanding uncertainty about consumer
acceptance and economic and environmental impacts.
Anti-foaming agent found in Chicken McNuggets
(NaturalNews) Ever wonder what's really found in Chicken McNuggets? Some
of the ingredients, it turns out, seem to belong more to an industrial
factory of some kind, not a food retailer. According to the McDonald's
FDA officially declares the sun unsafe, urges public to lather toxic
sunscreen on skin
(NaturalNews) The absurdity of many US government recommendations would
be humorous if not for the millions of Americans that take them
seriously. The latest pseudo-scientific nonsense being peddled by Big
Brother is the...
Beware -- Some 'Green' Cleaners are Deceptive and Toxic
The manufacturers of the "Green" cleaning product Simple Green's claim
that it is non-toxic, biodegradable, non-hazardous, non-flammable, and
non-corrosive. But the Material Data Safety Sheet for Simple Green
reveals that the formula contains 2-Butoxyethanol -- a petrochemical
Rush Medical Center scientists study cinnamon for fighting MS.
Cinnamon may be a non-toxic way to stop myelin sheath destruction from
multiple sclerosis, suggested by animal studies. Now researchers plan to
move forward with research on the impact of cinnamon that might halt
nerve fiber damage that occurs from MS that is an autoimmune disease. es
Surgeon general honors intern who saved Giffords
June 24 2011 - The nation's top doctor has honored the congressional
intern credited with saving U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life after she
was shot in the head. On behalf of the Health Occupations Students of
America organization, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin presented Daniel
Hernandez with the Heroes Award.
Miraculous Recovery - Local Look at Giffords' Rehab
June 24 2011 - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords just started her outpatient
rehab. from her brain injury. Dr. Jon Silver with Carolina Spine &
Neurosurgery Practice in Asheville shared what makes her recovery to
this point incredible and what she faces next.
Seepage Blankets To Go Up In Council Bluffs
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Council Bluffs officials are preparing to use
another tool in the fight against the rising Missouri River. Starting
Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers will prepare to install seepage
blankets along sections of the river levee.
Nuclear Plant Gets Relief From Levee Breach
BROWNVILLE, Neb. -- The failure of a Missouri River levee in northwest
Missouri is offering a brief reprieve from flooding for southeast
Nebraska near the Cooper nuclear power plant.
Mayor Looks For Flood Reimbursements
OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has asked the White House to order
monthly federal reimbursement payments to cities stricken by the
Missouri River flood.
Levee Failure Prompts More Evacuations
BROWNVILLE, Neb. -- More mandatory evacuations have been ordered after
another levee breach in Atchison County, Mo. About 250 homes have been
cleared in Phelps City, Langdon and Watson.
A Nuclear Plant's Flood Defenses Trigger a Yearlong Regulatory
NRC yet to complete its evaluation of flood defenses installed at Fort
Calhoun nuclear plant — Other flooding matter “still under
Food Drives Show Continued Support for Joplin
St. Louis (KMOX) – It’s been a little more than a month since a deadly
tornado ravaged the town of Joplin. It left deep, lingering scars
destroying thousands of buildings and taking more than 150 lives. But
all over the country, and in the city of St. Louis, people have turned
out to heal those wounds.
Robot, drone fail on Japan nuke-plant missions
TOKYO—Two high-tech machines intended to help workers at Japan's
tsunami-hit nuclear plant malfunctioned Friday, including a long-awaited
Japanese robot making its first attempt to take important measurements
in areas too dangerous for humans.
Doctor says radiation test on cars ‘scientifically negligent’
Australia’s nuclear safety regulator decided there is no need to screen
any more sea or air cargo arriving from Japan — Dock workers concerned
about radiation exposure
Sunflowers to clean radioactive soil in Japan
Campaigners in Japan are asking people to grow sunflowers, said to help
decontaminate radioactive soil, in response to the Fukushima nuclear
disaster that followed March's massive quake and tsunami. Volunteers are
being asked to grow sunflowers this year, then send the seeds to the
stricken area where they will be planted next year to help get rid of
radioactive contaminants in the plant's fallout zone.
Exclusive: Top U.S. admiral admits we are trying to kill Qaddafi
The top U.S. admiral involved in the Libya war admitted to a U.S.
congressman that NATO forces are trying to kill Libyan leader Muammar
al-Qaddafi. The same admiral also said he anticipated the need for
ground troops in Libya after Qaddafi falls, according to the lawmaker.
Mexican troops cross into the United States at Bridge Two
A convoy of three military trucks loaded with Mexican soldiers crosses
the border at Bridge Number Two clearly violating international law.
Obama Administration Caught Running False Flag Against Second Amendment
Despite the Obama administration’s best efforts to characterize
Operation Fast and Furious, a recently revealed ATF program that sought
to put U.S.-based firearms into the hands of Mexican drug smugglers, as
little more than a ‘screw up’, the most damning evidence strongly
indicates that the whole operation was in fact an attempt to launch a
false flag assault on the second amendment rights of the American
NASA To Fly Low Over Region For Air Quality Study
WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Don’t panic if you see large planes flying unusually
low over Maryland roadways next week. It’s all part of a major plan by
NASA to help study air pollution over major cities.
Obama to step into debt talks next week
Obama's intervention follows a Republican walkout from crucial talks on
the issue and warnings by top party leaders that they will not accept
White House demands to close tax loopholes and hike rates on the
House rejects measure to continue US role in Libya
WASHINGTON – The House refused to vote President Barack Obama the
authority for U.S. military operations against Libya on Friday but
stopped short of cutting off funds for the mission, a mixed message
reminiscent of congressional unease on Vietnam and more recent wars.
Commander In Chief Misspeaks About Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
During his remarks to troops at Fort Drum today, the President was
reminiscing about the times he has spent with the US Army's 10th
Mountain Division, when he got something wrong.
US concerned by planned aid flotilla for Gaza
The flotilla is due to mark the anniversary last month of an Israeli
commando raid that killed nine Turkish activists aboard a ship that was
part of a flotilla trying to break the Israeli-imposed blockade of Gaza.
Concerns Continue to Mount on U.S. Bioweapons Violations
The Center for Disease Control has declined to confirm or deny
allegations that the United States government is stockpiling biological
and/or chemical weapons at Sierra Army Depot, a military base in
Al Gore, Agenda 21 And Population Control
Imagine going to sleep one night and waking up many years later in a
totally different world. In this futuristic world, literally everything
you do is tightly monitored and controlled by control freak bureaucrats
in the name of "sustainable development"...
TSA claims it will soon stop molesting little children, but not adults,
veterans or senior citizens
In a policy change announcement, the TSA now claims it will soon stop
molesting little children by reaching into their pants and feeling their
genitals. That we live in such a police state today where the opening...
US venture capitalists oppose 'rogue website' bill
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A group of top US venture capitalists has written a
letter to the US Congress opposing a bill aimed at cracking down on
websites selling pirated and counterfeit goods.
Newly published research in leading journals AGAINST fluoride and
"The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to
health and particularly to the nervous system," concludes a review of
studies by researchers Valdez-Jimenez, et al. published in Neurologia
(June 2011), reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation,
Psychiatrists with corrupt pasts found working in juvenile justice
facilities and doping children
An investigation into the massive drugging of kids in Florida juvenile
jails has uncovered psychiatric doctors with deplorable records working
for the state's Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Their histories...
Monsanto's Leading Soldier in the War on Raw Milk
In recent months there have been many articles dealing with the
intensification of the war on milk launched by the FDA. (See here and
here. Also here.) I myself, have written articles explaining the dangers
of corporate control of the dairy industry and the specific health
concerns related to the use of antibiotics and rBGH in the production of
Peru implements ten-year ban on GMOs
A rarity in the world today, the South American nation of Peru has yet
to be contaminated by the import, cultivation, or breeding of any
genetically-modified (GM) crops -- at least not openly -- unlike some...
Genetically modified organisms inject DNA into intestinal bacteria
Food that contains genetically engineered organisms can transfer genetic
material into the DNA of bacteria in the intestinal tract leading to a
myriad of health consequences. Responsible scientists have been warning
about the potential dangers of releasing genetically modified organisms
into the food supply for years.
Census shows whites lose US majority among babies
For the first time, more than half of the children under age 2 in the
U.S. are minorities, part of a sweeping race change and a growing age
divide between mostly white, older Americans and fast-growing younger
ethnic populations that could reshape government policies.
Study Confirms Safety, Cancer-targeting Ability Of Nutrient In Broccoli
Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other
cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown
for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while
leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected.
Deep History of Coconuts Decoded: Origins of Cultivation, Ancient Trade
Routes, and Colonization of the Americas
DNA analysis of more than 1,300 coconuts from around the world reveals
that the coconut was brought under cultivation in two separate
locations, one in the Pacific basin and the other...
Pine bark, CoQ10 together improve physical fitness and heart health
A new study conducted by researchers from Chieti-Pescara University in
Italy has revealed that taking pine bark extract in conjunction with
Coenzyme Q10 helps improve heart health in heart failure patients by...
California fair vendor tests limits of Americans' junk food threshold by
serving deep-fried Kool-Aid
There appears to be no limit to what some Americans are willing to put
in their bodies, even in the so-called health mecca of California.
According to a recent FOX News report, a vendor at the San Diego
History - Friday - June 24, 2011
- New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded.
1675 - King Philip's War began when Indians massacre colonists at
Swansee, Plymouth colony.
1812 - Napoleon crossed the Nieman River and invaded Russia.
1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent #3,633 for vulcanized
1861 - Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias Point,
1862 - U.S. intervention saved the British and French at the Dagu forts
1896 - Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive
an honorary MA degree from Howard University.
1910 - The Japanese army invaded Korea.
1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention
as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to
the Soviet Union.
1948 - The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade.
1955 - Soviet MIG's down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering
1964 - The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965,
cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on their
packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.
1970 - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin
1982 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that no president could be sued
for damages connected with actions taken while serving as President of
the United States.
1997 - The U.S. Air Force released a report on the "Roswell Incident,"
suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were
actually life-sized dummies.
1998 - AT&T Corp. struck a deal to buy cable TV giant
Tele-Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion.
2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries, not judges, must make
the decision to give a convicted killer the death penalty.
2010 - Apple released the iPhone 4.
Ron Paul has Passed $3 Million in Donations
Now Pushing for $5 Million! Ticker is up.
NRC TRACKING FLOODING AT TWO NEBRASKA NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
“We are closely following events at both plants,” NRC Region IV
Administrator Elmo Collins said. “Both plants have activated their flood
response plans and taken appropriate steps to protect vital structures,
systems and components from rising floodwaters and maintain their plants
in a safe condition.”
Tsunami warning for Aleutians canceled after 7.3 quake
AP - June 24th, 2011 A magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook a large swath of
Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Thursday evening, sending residents of
small coastal towns to higher ground as officials issued a tsunami
warning in the temblor's wake.
6.3 quake rattles Santa Cruz Islands: global seismic tension follows
June 24, 2011 – A massive 6.3 earthquake struck near the Santa Cruz
Islands in the Pacific just hours after a massive 7.2 earthquake struck
near the Aleutian Islands near Alaska.
Fukushima Nuclear Fuel Leaking Into Groundwater, Tepco Says Barrier Too
Expensive, Will Hurt Stock Price
TEPCO so far is refusing to do so because the cost of the project will
be over 100 billion yen. TEPCO is debating whether containing the
radiation is worth more than its stock price.
Tropical storm Meari forces the evacuation of 50,000 people in the
June 24, 2011 – MANILA — Some 50,000 people were in evacuation centres
in the Philippines on Friday after fleeing their homes following days of
torrential rains caused by Tropical Storm Meari, officials said. More
than 3,200 people fled their homes overnight in the capital Manila alone
as the storm added to seasonal monsoon rains, bringing massive flooding
to city streets, the civil defence agency said.
Levee fails, but Brownville OK
Omaha World-Herald - June 24, 2011 A Missouri River levee three miles
north of Brownville, Neb., failed Thursday night, triggering evacuations
in Atchison County, Mo.
Minot flooding "deeper and faster" than feared
(CBS/AP) MINOT, N.D. - Watching the Souris River creep over roads and
into neighborhoods has amounted to slow torture for North Dakota's
fourth-largest city. In the next two days, Minot officials expect the
waterway to roar.
Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant: Radioactive Plume Projections Released For
The Intel Hub - Looks as is there is more to this whole situation with
the Garrison Dam (now at over 103% capacity according to documents
obtained by our sources) and the mandatory evacuation of Minot North
Dakota put in place by FEMA.
The Crisis Jones
Report Part 52 – ‘The Dissection Of America’
With record flooding, the Garrison Dam could cause a domino effect.
Click here for map.
State Turns Computing Services Over to Google
Wyoming has become the first state to begin using a suite of cloud
computing tools from Google for its entire executive branch of
government, allowing data and applications to be stored on remote
servers and accessed over the Internet.
encumbrances question elicits only hearsay at Ron Paul committee hearing
The inspector general of the U.S. Treasury Department today testified to
a House subcommittee hearing on the U.S. gold reserve that he has been
"told" that "not one troy ounce is encumbered," but under questioning he
could not say where the gold pledged by the United States to the
International Monetary Fund resides or how it has been accounted for, if
"The inflow rate of water from Canada is tremendous: 28,000 cubic feet
The Mouse River at Sherwood, N.D., located upstream from Minot, has
already surpassed its record flood stage by more than a foot. According
to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, the depth of the river at
Sherwood covers the entire surrounding valley with floodwater.
Omaha World-Herald: Bluffs issues 'wake up' call
COUNCIL BLUFFS — While no evacuation orders have been issued, the City
of Council Bluffs on Wednesday raised its flood alert status to Level 1.
Fire Chief Alan Byers described Level 1 as a slowly developing flood
event. The city recommends that residents make preparations to leave the
area should the situation escalate.
Soggy Midwest faces new summer threat: more rain
MINOT, N.D. – The reservoirs are full. The dams are open wide. The
rivers have already climbed well beyond their banks. Throughout the
Missouri River Valley and other parts of the upper Midwest, there's
simply no place left for any more water.
Floods to north, but drought spreads in South
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – Sweltering summer heat and a
persistent lack of rain have deepened an historic drought gripping Texas
and surrounding southern states. And despite heavy rains and flooding to
the north, there is little relief in sight for the South, according to a
report issued Thursday by U.S. climatologists.
US: Storm looking like giant tidal wave sparks sideways lightning bolts
Nebraska: The storm chaser, 35, said: "I've seen some cool storms but
this one takes the cake."
Obama Troop Withdrawal Will Leave 70,000 Soldiers in Afghanistan
The President's announcement disappointed many congressional leaders.
Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized the decision,
stressing “it has been the hope of many in Congress and across the
country that the full drawdown of U.S. forces would happen sooner than
the President laid out — and we will continue to press for a better
US official urges 'immediate' power transfer in Yemen
SANAA (AFP) - Top US official Jeffrey Feltman called Thursday for an
"immediate" transfer of power in Yemen after he met the Arab nation's
Vice President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, in comments to reporters in Sanaa.
on Austerity Plan With EU, IMF says Report
Greece won the consent of a team of EU-IMF inspectors for its new
five-year austerity plan after committing to an additional round of tax
rises and spending cuts, both Reuters and Dow Jones reported Thursday.
Obama bringing world leaders to Chicago for NATO, G-8 meetings
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will bring world leaders to Chicago
next May for a G-8 summit and a NATO meeting — gatherings Mayor Rahm
Emanuel said will provide an international showcase for the city,
despite financial and security headaches. The meeting will run from May
Corruption In America
As corruption becomes widespread in America, trust is breaking down. It
is very difficult to know who to trust these days. But a society cannot
function without trust. So what are we going to do when all the trust is
Obama releasing 30M barrels from US oil reserves
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wary of a new surge in gas prices, the Obama
administration said Thursday it is releasing 30 million barrels of oil
from the country's emergency reserve as part of a broader international
response to lost oil supplies caused by turmoil in the Middle East and
North Africa, particularly Libya.
Debt talks collapse, Republicans walk out over taxes
(Reuters) - U.S. budget talks collapsed on Thursday after Republican
negotiators walked out, throwing doubt on Washington's ability to reach
a deal that would allow the government to keep borrowing and avoid a
Leader Cantor: House to Consider Balanced Budget Amendment
One option to ensure that we begin to get our fiscal house in order is a
balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, and I expect to schedule
such a measure for the House to consider during the week of July 25th.
US to Lose
Second Place in World Trade to India: Citi
In less than 40 years India will overtake the US as the world’s
second-largest trading nation, pushing today's superpower into third
place and Europe in to the little leagues, according to a new report by
Grows Worse as Weekly Claims Post Jump
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose
last week, suggesting little improvement in the labor market this month
after employment stumbled badly in May.
Is College Worth It?
For millions of Americans it works out well, but millions of other
college graduates have found themselves completely unable to get a
quality job in this economy and yet they are still trapped in a
nightmare of student loan debt from which there is no escape.
Asteroid 2005 YU55: Russia Says It Might Hit Earth, NASA Says It Won’t
Who do you believe?
Governments remain silent on mouse plague
For months now there have been widespread reports of mice eating their
way through anything they can get their teeth into. Crops have been
destroyed, houses invaded and even disease spread in their unrelenting
march across the country. Farmers have delayed sowing crops because they
know the mice will eat the seed before they have the chance to
New Amazon Tax Would Slam eBay, Too
Our Katy Grimes first wrote a story, two days ago, about how the
tax-ravenous Legislature’s attempt to tax Amazon, a company based in
Washington state, also would slam eBay, which is located right here in
10 real flying saucer designs that were made here on Earth
Flying saucers are generally associated with UFOs, with that "U" in
there standing for "unidentified." But the saucer shape isn't just
limited to aliens from outer space: there are a fair number of entirely
identified terrestrial aircraft that utilize a more or less circular and
After doomsday vision, man builds full-sized, seaworthy Noah's Ark
"I dreamed that a part of Holland was flooded," Dutch-native Johan
Huibers said in an interview with Today. "The next day, I get the idea
to build an ark." That Huibers did — this brick-like behemoth of a boat
is "Johan's Ark." (Nebraska could use a few of these right about now!)
Canada moves to block listing of asbestos as 'hazardous'.
Canada told the world Wednesday it opposes placing limits on the export
of chrysotile asbestos – a "bombshell" expected to derail international
efforts to list the mineral as hazardous.
A wise man's treatment for arthritis - frankincense?
The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal
remedy - frankincense, according to Cardiff University scientists.
What's Hiding in Your Veggie Burger?
Wisconsin-based nonprofit which claims that non-organic soy protein is
commonly extracted from the soybeans by literally bathing the beans in
n-hexane, a chemical byproduct of petroleum refining.
The true history of Dole, banana plantations, chemical pesticides and
(NaturalNews) One Hundred Years of Solitude, a novel by Gabrielle Garcia
Marquez, is a historical account of the fictional town Macondo. A town
loosely set around his Mr. Marquez's hometown in Aracataca, Columbia. A
tale that is a social commentary of sorts on the effect of the American
banana industry and the environmental, social, and physical havoc that
followed it its wake.
EPA’s “RadNet monitors were shipped out of Boise Tuesday” — Don’t expect
an update any time soon
Teton Valley News - With Boise rainfall samples measuring by far the
highest concentrations of radioactive nuclides in the country,
apocalyptic rumors of nuclear disaster run rampant...
Large-Scale Flood Control Operation Under Way At Eppley
OMAHA, Neb. -- The goal of the large-scale flood control operation at
Eppley Airfield is simple: keep the runways, streets and terminals free
of water as the rising Missouri River creeps closer.
Volunteers Fill 200,000 Sandbags In Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. -- City Needs More Manpower In Flood Fight. Many sandbags
are filled, yet Omaha needs more to escape the rising floodwater. Since
sandbags are needed across the city, volunteers are in high demand as
NRC Watches As Rising River Threatens Nuke Plants
OMAHA, Neb. -- With two nuclear power plants threatened by the rising
Missouri River, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it is closely
monitoring the situation.
Magnitude 7.4 - FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10:09:39 PM (CDT)
Mock Terror Drill/Law Enforcement Alert From Reader
On June 29, 2011, my department along with other local, state and
federal agencies (fusion agency members) will be conducting a mock
terror drill downtown in our large mid western City.
Military Tensions Between China And US Heat Up In Dispute Over South
China Sea Islands
Tensions heat up between the US and China over disputed islands the
South China Sea as China warns the US to stay out of the dispute. The US
is responding by launching a joint military exercise aimed at pushing
back against growing control China has in the area.
Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't
The administration’s plan to raise the tax rate on small businesses is
part of its plan to raise taxes on all Americans who make more than
$250,000 per year—including businesses that file taxes the same way
individuals and families do.
History - Thursday - June 23, 2011
1760 - The Austrians defeated the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.
1836 - The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a
provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.
1860 - The U.S. Secret Service was created to arrest counterfeiters.
1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that
he called a "Type-Writer."
1884 - A Chinese Army defeated the French at Bacle, Indochina.
1902 - Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renewed the Triple Alliance
for a 12 year duration.
1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first
round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
1934 - Italy gained the right to colonize Albania after defeating the
1938 - The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.
1947 - The U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's
veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1951 - Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire discussions
in the Korean War.
1952 - The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea.
1964 - Henry Cabot Lodge resigned as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and was
succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.
1966 - Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by tear gas.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman
discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate
1992 - John Gotti was sentenced in New York to life in prison after
being convicted of racketeering charges.
1993 - Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, VA, sexually mutilated
her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her.
1997 - Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, died in New York of burns
suffered in a fire set by her 12-year old grandson. She was 61.
2003 - Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the new Power Mac desktop computer.
2004 - The U.S. proposed that North Korea agree to a series of nuclear
disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic
Major event about to unfold before your eyes, page 1 - Fort Peck Dam
Fort Peck officials work to stay ahead
Expert Warns Missouri River Could See “Flood of Biblical Proportions”
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) June 8, 2011 - An expert on Missouri River reservoirs
is sounding a very loud, very urgent warning about the chance of
catastrophic flooding this summer.
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Missouri River Flooding Extended Coverage
KETV NewsWatch 7 and KETV.com have been working to deliver as much
information about this big story. The links below should help our users
better understand the enormity of the flooding.
Latest on flooding: June 23
FEMA questioned: U.S. senators from Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota
questioned Federal Emergency Management Agency boss Craig Fugate on
Wednesday about the federal disaster reimbursement process for costs of
the Missouri River flood.
Obama announces plan to bring home 33,000 ‘surge’ troops from
In a prime-time address from the White House, Obama said he will bring
home 10,000 U.S. troops by the end of the year and 23,000 more by next
summer, a withdrawal window that will conclude two months before voters
decide whether to give him a second term. The first troops will leave
Afghanistan next month.
Thousands evacuate as river seeps into Minot ND
Nearly 12,000 expect their homes to be swamped, water levels to break
130-year-old record by up to 5 feet
Underwater Body Bags - Note the date of the request: OCTOBER 27, 2010
Remember they had ordered lots of underwater body bags?
Retirement As We Know it Is “Dead”: Says EuroPacific’s Michael Pento
"Where is the income going to come from to sustain a viable retirement?"
Pento asks. The problem, as he sees it, is simple -- income and asset
values have plateaued over the last decade, while pension and
entitlement programs are underfunded. Pento recently penned a piece
called "The Extinction of Retirement," detailing the financial problems
facing Americans on a fixed income.
Former New York abortion rights group chief admits fraud
The former longtime head of a New York State pro-choice organization has
admitted to using the group's funds to pay for personal perks, including
a vacation home and designer clothes, Manhattan prosecutors said on
Prisons expect influx of war veterans
War veterans make up the largest group of people in prisons and the
problem is likely to get worse after a decade of conflict, an inquiry
Gavins Point increases releases
Releases from Gavins Point Dam in northeast Nebraska will increase to
160,000 cubic feet per second by Thursday as a result of continued rain
in South Dakota — where as much as 6 inches fell recently — and northern
West Fremont County to evacuate
Officials fear a federal levee on the Missiour River could be
overtopped. The troublesome spot is located north of Hamburg, Iowa, by
the Nebraska City bridge, said Mike Crecelius, the county's emergency
GAO: leaks at aging nuke sites difficult to detect
U.S. nuclear power plant operators haven't figured out how to quickly
detect leaks of radioactive water from aging pipes that snake underneath
the sites - and the leaks, often undetected for years, are not going to
stop, according to a new report by congressional investigators.
Virginia nuclear reactor shuts down — Problem detected in cooling duct
A Virginia Dominion Power spokesman said Tuesday the utility has aborted
efforts to restart the unit, which has been out of service since an
April 16 tornado knocked out electricity.
Radiation bombards reactors, make them brittle
In certain emergencies, these vessels would flood with cooling water. If
the vessel walls are too brittle, they could shatter and spew their
radioactive contents into the environment.
Whereabouts of 30 nuclear power plant subcontractors unknown
"We don't know why there is no record of the workers. The records and
dosimeters were managed by TEPCO and its administration can only be
described as sloppy," a representative of the ministry's Labor Standards
Scientists Warn Newly Discovered Fault Could Burst Dam, Destroy Reno And
Kill Hundreds of Thousands
Scientist from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers using laser imaging
technology have discovered a new fault line just 200 yards away from the
Martis Creek Dam in California.
FEMA to supply homes to those displaced by Joplin tornado
FEMA will pay for the homes, available rent-free until late 2012, Payton
said. Occupants must show they are attempting to find permanent housing,
she said. FEMA has also placed people in existing mobile home parks and
apartments in the area.
YouTube: 'US going down next after Greece'
Max Keiser tells us that the IMF and the big banks are coming after
America so soon as they finish taking down Greece, Portugal, Ireland,
Spain and Italy. This is a short video.
Iceland Declares Independence from International Banksters – NWO
Before the Global Economic 9/11 (inside job) Tsunami hit, Iceland was
presumably "sovereign." This IMF card trick has been played before in
Central, South America, Africa, Asia, and is now coming home to roost in
Europe, and the Americas. It is the engine of One World Govt.
Italy breaks ranks over NATO's Libya mission
ROME (AFP) – Italy called for a suspension of hostilities in Libya on
Wednesday in the latest sign of dissent within NATO as the civilian
death toll mounts and Moamer Kadhafi shows no signs of quitting power.
War Evolves With Drones, Some Tiny as Bugs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Two miles from the cow pasture
where the Wright Brothers learned to fly the first airplanes, military
researchers are at work on another revolution in the air: shrinking
unmanned drones, the kind that fire missiles into Pakistan and spy on
insurgents in Afghanistan, to the size of insects and birds.
YouTube: Free Energy - Pentagon Conspiracy to Cover up
Video: Stanley Meyer and many others. Always the same story. The
Pentagon wants to see your idea and tell you how they would like to use
your invention. You demonstrate your device proving to them that it
works, then they block all of your efforts and end up killing you. The
only way to get a free energy device out to the public...
Just another brick in the wall: UN Agenda 21 in US law
Let me lay this out for you in a simple way, so that maybe you can get
the gist of what is really going on and how through incremental
legislation EVERYTHING is being taken away
Pentagon gets cyberwar guidelines
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed executive orders
that lay out how far military commanders around the globe can go in
using cyberattacks and other computer-based operations against enemies
and as part of routine espionage in other countries.
US dumping plans on container scans: homeland security chief
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) - The United States is dropping plans to
ask global ports for full container screenings before they are being
shipped over, US Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said
Wednesday. "We believe the so-called 100 percent requirement is probably
not the best way to go," Napolitano told reporters...
FBI Siezes 3 Server Racks From Datacenter Taking Popular Blogs And
Bookmarking Sites Offline
The New York Times reports that an FBI raid on a data center in West
Virginia at 1:15 a.m resulted in the seizure of 3 entire server racks
each containing multiples server hosting dozens of websites. The servers
were owned by DigitalOne a company based in Switzerland.
Post office suspends retirement contributions
The post office said it has informed the Office of Personnel Management
that the $115 million retirement payment made every two weeks will be
suspended effective Friday.
USDA and Corporate Agribusiness Continue to Push Animal ID Scheme
USDA mandatory animal traceability helps only a few giant corporations,
at the expense of American family farmers and consumers.
GM Milk and the Rise of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Because the types of antibiotics used in the animals are often the same
kind used in humans (such as penicillin, ampicillin, and doxycycline),
bacteria that become resistant to these medicines in cows are also
resistant to them in humans...
Women can't keep breast implants for life says FDA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women who get silicone breast implants are likely
to need additional surgery within 10 years to address complications such
as rupturing of the device, U.S. health regulators said on Wednesday.
Diabetes-related kidney disease on the rise
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kidney damage from diabetes has jumped 34
percent in the last two decades, according to a new study in the Journal
of the American Medical Association. "We must embrace a much healthier
approach to life, because simply applying these medications is not
preventing what we hoped we could," Friedman told Reuters Health.
The deadly fungus that could be festering in your dishwasher
A three-year study of black gunk embedded in the rubber seals of 189
household dishwashers, including seven in Canada, found overwhelming
evidence of killer pathogens, study author Dr. Nina Gunde-Cimerman said
Walnuts are a tasty great source of Omega-3
(NaturalNews) Walnuts are very rich in Omega-3, an essential fatty acid
which most are lacking in their diets. Walnuts have the highest Omega-3
content by far among all tree nuts.
The Amazing Oil That Trims Women’s Waistlines
A study has shown that dietary supplementation with coconut oil may
result in a reduction in waist circumference and other benefits.
Sirens Blare as Flooding Hits North Dakota
Although the Fort Calhoun plant is surrounded by an eight foot tall and
16 foot wide protective berm, two feet of water have already made its
way to several areas of the Fort Calhoun plant, but authorities say
there is no immediate danger at either plant...
Fort Calhoun plant may store spent fuel rods permanently
Washington County- October 5, 2009 - "When the Fort Calhoun
station was designed, the pool used to store spent fuel was never
intended to be a permanent storage site. The same is true for the dry
cask storage facility we use. It was not designed with the intent to be
a permanent solution," Jones said.
Japan lifts tsunami warning after strong 6.7-magnitude quake
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) lifted the warning about an hour
after the tremor hit, some 31 miles (50km) off the east coast of Miyako,
Iwate prefecture, at a depth of 19.9 miles (32km), according to the
US Geological Survey (USGS).
IAEA criticizes Japan's nuclear data sharing
A Japanese official quoted an expert from the World Meteorological
Organization as saying the group was unable to obtain necessary
information from Japan. He said this led to difficulties in projecting
how radioactive materials would spread around the world...
Obama’s Sturmabteilung Is Now Rolling Out In Thousands Of Locations Near
The Intel Hub - For those a little rusty on their history, the
Sturmabteilung or SA, better known as the “brownshirts”, was the
paramilitary organization utilized by the Nazi Party to bring Adolf
Hitler into power. The equivalent of Hitler’s SA is the Transportation
Security Administration (TSA)
Medicago receives funding from DARPA for flu vaccine plant
Medicago USA, Inc., has received $5.6 million in funding from the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a Research Triangle Park
flu vaccine plant.
Fraudclosure | Sunny Sheu Murdered? Judicial Corruption Activist Dead
Weeks After Posting Video About His Fears
“Since his death last summer, associates of Sun Ming Sheu, an activist
fighting alleged judicial corruption in New York, remain convinced that
he was murdered and that police aren’t aggressively investigating his
death because of a coverup.”
Fear of Terror Makes People Stupid
As I've repeatedly noted, FBI agents and CIA intelligence officials,
constitutional law expert professor Jonathan Turley, Time Magazine, and
the Washington Post have all said that U.S. government officials "were
trying to create an atmosphere of fear in which the American people
would give them more power".
Four decades of drug war tyranny may come to an end with Ron Paul's new
effort to legalize marijuana
In an effort to end the insanity, Rep. Ron Paul has joined forces with
Rep. Barney Frank to introduce legislation legalizing marijuana in
AMA: Health insurance companies botch up to 20 percent of claims
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), as many as 20
percent of health insurance claims are improperly filed, which
reportedly adds an additional $17 billion a year to the overall
Minimizing Vaccine Side Effects
(NaturalNews) "My veterinarian made me do it! I love my veterinarian so
much, that I do exactly what he/she tells me to do. I hear all the
alternative practitioners warning about the potential side effects and
how vaccination is not a simple thing...
Use rosemary leaves for glossy hair and good circulation
(NaturalNews) Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) is a wonderful
smelling, multi-purpose herb; the leaves of which have been used in
traditional cures for centuries. The herb stimulates hair growth and
makes hair smell delightful. Rosemary is said to enhance the memory by
improving blood circulation.
History - Wednesday - June 22, 2011
1772 - Slavery was outlawed in England.
1807 - British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to
the War of 1812.
1868 - Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union.
1870 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Justice.
1911 - King George V of England was crowned.
1933 - Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned
parties other than the Nazis.
1941 - Under the codename Barbarossa, Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
1942 - A Japanese submarine shelled Fort Stevens at the mouth of the
1942 - V-Mail, or Victory-Mail, was sent for the first time.
1944 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights"
to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.
1945 - During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended
after 81 days.
1946 - Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.
1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court voted that Henry Miller’s book, "Tropic of
Cancer", could not be banned.
1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signed 26th amendment, lowering the
voting age to 18.
1973 - Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a
record 28 days in space.
1977 - John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to
go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the
Watergate cover-up. He served 19 months.
1978 - James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered the only
known moon of Pluto. The moon is named Charon.
1980 - The Soviet Union announced a partial withdrawal of its forces
1981 - Mark David Chapman pled guilty to killing John Lennon.
1982 - The U.S. Department of Justice charged 18 Japanese with
conspiring to steal industrial secrets from IBM.
1989 - The government of Angola and the anti-Communist rebels of the
UNITA movement agreed to a formal truce in their 14-year-old civil war.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence illegally obtained by
authorities could be used at revocation hearings for a convicted
1999 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that persons with remediable
handicaps cannot claim discrimination in employment under the Americans
with Disability Act.
Inches away from being America's Fukushima: Nuclear plant dangerously
close to being engulfed by Missouri floods
A nuclear plant was inches away from being engulfed by the bloated
Missouri River after several levees in the area failed to hold back its
surging waters, raising fears it could become America's Fukushima.
Dramatic pictures show the moment the plant was threatened with being
shut down today, as water levels rose ominously to within 18 inches of
Nebraska Public Power District: Nuke Plant Could Be Shut Down “In Three
Seconds”, Critics Still Worry
Sandia Labs: Similarities between Fukushima Dai-Ichi and reactors like
Nebraska’s Cooper nuke plant pose significant problem — Loss of
electricity could cause meltdown.
FEMA Enforces Mandatory Evacuation of Minot, ND
A FEMA release today documents just how bad and/or dangerous this
situation is getting in North Dakota (most likely at Garrison Dam and
two Nebraska Nuclear Reactor Facilities — one includes a GE Type 4
YouTube: Fort Calhoun nuclear plant new Fukushima?
RTAmerica - Much of the mainstream media has passed by the case of a
nuclear plant in Nebraska that suffered from a fire two weeks ago.
Officials there say it was extinguished in about 20 minutes, but now
there is cause for a new concern...
Newt Gingrich's Tiffany Troubles Get Worse
This revelation comes roughly a month after personal financial
disclosure forms for Gingrich’s wife, Callista, showed that the family
had carried a line of credit ranging between $250,000 and $500,000 at
Tiffany’s during 2005 and 2006. Read More...
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Newt Gingrich Defiant Over Tiffany's Account - Republican
presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, facing criticism over a large charge
account he held at upscale jewelry store, Tiffany & Co., remained
defiant on Wednesday.
Operation Fruckus: Russian warship joins NATO drills in
The FRUKUS 2011 exercise will consist of several stages including joint
maneuvering, repelling attacks of fast-speed boats, boarding operations,
and helicopter landings. Previously called RUKUS, the exercises were
launched in 1988 to promote dialogue between the Soviet Union, Britain,
and the United States. The name was changed to FRUKUS in 2003, when
France formally joined the group.
Environmental group sues 26 companies for false organic labeling of
personal care products
(NaturalNews) The center for Environmental Health based out of Oakland,
California has sued the manufacturers of 26 personal care products that
allegedly violate California's organic labeling law that requires a
Canadian newspaper tries to get soil tested for radiation — Private
companies, gov’t agencies, and universities all refused to get involved
In the June 2 edition of, The Beacon, it was discussed how the release
of radiation from the Fukushima plant in Japan could potentially be
poisoning Canadian soil...
Military Equipment Positioning, No Fly Zones, And Troop Movements (Pics)
This is an ongoing intel gathering operation so we can better assess and
report back to the public what has, and is actually transpiring with all
of the recent troop/equipment movements and/or No-Fly zones being
initiated at a rapid rate in the CONUS.
Truckers Report Moving Military Equipment Across U.S, FEMA Involved!
We now have reports that a huge movement of heavy artillery, tanks,
rocket launchers ground to ground ground to air in and around Alexandria
Virginia. The trucker reported that his friend was on a secret move and
will being moving the stuff to update New York.
No Fly Zones Appear Across U.S. At Unprecedented Pace As Events Ramp-UP
And the saga continues…
Dave Ramsey: So Wrong On Gold, For So Long
After listening to this 3 minute video clip with Dave Ramsey bashing
GOLD, read the dissection of his rant.
The U.S. Federal Reserve Plan For QE3 – And Why It's a Done Deal
only one question investors want an answer to: What's the U.S. Federal
Reserve plan for QE3? Let me answer that for you: QE3 is a done deal -
although Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke & Co. might well give it another
name. Let me explain ...
Florida battles 400 wildfires, two firefighters die
TALLAHASSEE, Fla (Reuters) - Florida's tough wildfire season has claimed
the lives of two firefighters as the tinder-dry state on Tuesday battled
more than 400 active blazes.
'You do the fighting, I’ll do the talking': Cameron slams down defence
chiefs over claims we can’t stay in Libya beyond the summer
David Cameron has vented his frustration at warnings over the impact of
spending cuts by telling defence officials: 'You do the fighting, I'll
do the talking'.
Kerry and McCain Introduce Resolution to Legitimize Invasion of Libya
John Kerry, the Democrat Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, and John
McCain, the senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, will
introduce a resolution today in an attempt to legitimize Obama’s
invasion of Libya.
Bankers and Fools
After a tense week with world markets teetering on the edge of collapse
Angela Merkel finally met with her French counterpart Nicholas Sarkozy
and they ended the seven-month chill in their once cozy relationship.
According to The Independent...
JPMorgan to pay $153.6 million in SEC fraud case
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co agreed to pay $153.6 million to settle
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it defrauded
investors who bought mortgage securities it helped sell just before the
nation's housing market collapsed.
Britain: the Euro could not last
UK Treasury ministers have confirmed that the coalition government is
dealing with potential plans for a Greek bankruptcy after warnings by
Jack Straw that the euro could not last.
Quick Guide to the Greek crisis
(Reuters) - A debt crisis in Europe's single currency zone has entered a
critical phase with fears Greece could default and spark a global
financial disaster like that followed U.S. investment bank Lehman
Brothers' collapse in 2008.
Bigger than Blackwater: Arming the UAE
The International Defense Exhibition, otherwise known as IDEX, has been
held bi-annually in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 1993. It is the
largest defense expo in the Middle East and North Africa and one of the
biggest in the world. But far from being a one-off, it highlights the
UAE’s growing stature as a global arms buyer.
Rick Perry Announces Presidential Run?
Infowars.com has received tips from main stream media as well as
political insiders that Rick Perry is running for President in 2012.
14 Reasons Why Rick Perry Would Be A Really, Really Bad President
Supporters of Texas Governor Rick Perry are not going to like this
article at all.
5 Outrageous Government Crackdowns on Peaceful Activists
Activists continue to be arrested, assaulted and otherwise harassed by
the nation's police and government agencies for participating in
nonviolent protests and other actions.
Man Robs Bank Of $1 In Order To Get Free Healthcare
Bank robber planned crime and punishment
The Cancer Cure Foundation was formed in December of 1976 as a
non-profit organization dedicated to research and education in
alternative cancer therapies. Their main goals is provide individuals
with information about the availability of treatments, doctors and
clinics and to assist them in gathering the information they need to
make the best decision for their particular situation.
Vitamin B-12 warning: Avoid cyanocobalamin, take only methylcobalamin
(NaturalNews) One of the pitfalls of pursuing a healthy diet is that we
are sometimes blind to nutrients we may be missing. And in the world of
healthy eating, one of the most common nutrient deficiencies involves
vitamin B-12, a crucial nutrient for nerve health and the construction
of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body.
Russian, U.S. military improve cooperation says report
"In 2011, we are planning 67 joint events in the military sphere,
including exercises and consultations on defense policies," the report
said. Russia and the United States have also agreed to strengthen their
cooperation in fighting global terrorism.
Multiple Foreign Military’s, Including Russia, Involved In Massive Navy
Drill In Virginia
A massive two week naval drill is taking place in Virginia that includes
Russia, France, The United Kingdom, and The United States.
TSA “Security Exercise” Covers 3 States, 5000 Miles
If you’re still living under the delusion that the TSA is just
restricted to airports then think again. A joint VIPR “security
exercise” involving military personnel has Transportation Security
Administration workers covering 5,000 miles and three states,
illustrating once again how the TSA is turning into a literal occupying
army for domestic repression in America.
Barack Obama and Pentagon split on Afghanistan pullout
Barack Obama is set to reject the advice of the Pentagon by announcing
on Wednesday night the withdrawal of up to 30,000 troops from
Afghanistan by November next year, in time for the US presidential
AP Exclusive: Medicaid for the middle class?
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's health care law would let several
million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the
poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after
the complex bill was signed.
Geithner: We Need ‘Revenue Increases;' Cutting Deficit by Spending Cuts
What is needed, he said, is a longer-term deal on a “balanced framework”
that includes “revenue increases through tax reform.”
Overworked America: 12 Charts that Will Make Your Blood Boil
Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for
corporations and less sanity for you.
ONE The Event launches on 9/11 to help transform fear into love
(NaturalNews) In an effort to transform fear into love through the power
of human intention, Seattle firefighter Erik Lawyer has launched a
transformational event called ONE The Event (http://www.OneTheEvent.org).
Erik is the founder.
Ginseng - Combat the effects of radiation
(NaturalNews) Since the dawn of humanity, people have turned to natural
remedies to cure illnesses and injuries, and one of...
History - Tuesday - June 21, 2011
1788 - The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became
the ninth state to ratify it.
1834 - Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper
for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double their
1859 - Andrew Lanergan received the first rocket patent.
1938 - In Washington, U.S. President Roosevelt signed the $3.75 billion
Emergency Relief Appropriation Act.
1939 - Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.
1941 - German troops entered Russia on a front from the Arctic to Black
1945 - Pan Am announced an 88-hour round-the-world flight at a cost of
1954 - The American Cancer Society reported significantly higher death
rates among cigarette smokers than among non-smokers.
1958 - In Arkansas, a federal judge let Little Rock delay school
1963 - France announced that they were withdrawing from the North
Atlantic NATO fleet.
1964 - Three civil rights workers disappeared in Philadelphia, MS. Their
bodies were found on August 4, 1964 in an earthen dam. Eight Ku Klux
Klan members later went to federal prison on conspiracy charges.
1969 - In South Carolina, civil rights leader Rev. Ralph Abernathy was
jailed on riot charges.
1973 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may ban materials found
to be obscene according to local standards.
1974 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no
longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.
1982 - A jury in Washington, DC, found John Hinckley Jr. innocent by
reason of insanity in the shootings of U.S. President Reagan and three
1985 - Scientists announced that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were
those of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.
1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a
form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment.
2001 - In Alexandria, VA, a U.S. federal grand jury indicted 13 Saudis
and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia
that killed 19 American servicemen.
2004 - SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Mike Melvill,
reached 328,491 feet above Earth in a 90 minute flight. The height is
about 400 feet above the distance scientists consider to be the boundary
Event Notification Report for June 20, 2011
"Current river level is approximately 900.5 ft. MSL, approximately 3.0
feet below plant grade elevation. The fire training area is lower than
plant grade. A press release is not planned at this time. River level is
currently projected to be 899 ft. by Wednesday 6/22.
Sand shortage causes concern for flood fighters
June 20, 2011 - ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The supply of sand used to fill
hundreds of thousands of bags needed to fight off the swollen Missouri
River is running low after weeks of relentless flooding. It's a problem
that could get worse as the river is expected to remain high through
August, making it unsafe to gather sand from the easiest place to get
it: the river itself.
Missouri River flood closes 100 miles of bridges
June 20, 2011- (Reuters) - Drivers trying to cross from southeast
Nebraska into Missouri and Iowa on Monday found bridges closed for more
than 100 miles for safety reasons due to flooding and heavier water
flows on the Missouri River.
Radioactive tritium has leaked from 75% of U.S. nuke plants — Drinking
wells were contaminated in Illinois and Minnesota
BRACEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Radioactive tritium has leaked from
three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into
groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press
US nuke regulators weaken safety rules
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators have been working closely
with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation's aging reactors
operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those
standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The
Associated Press has found.
Largest Ever Marine Corps Drill on U.S. East Coast
Washington (CNN) -- It's mid-June, a perfect time to visit the beach to
watch porpoises play in the surf or seagulls strut the sand -- or you
could watch a formation of Marine Corps warplanes darting over the shore
at hundreds of miles per hour.
Huge Marine Drill Confirms Ground Invasion of Libya
Exercise designed to test the capability of every type of Marine Corps
Syria president vows reform, critics shout 'Liar!'
Syria's president promised a national dialogue Monday to consider
political reforms, but his vague overtures to a pro-democracy uprising
fell flat as protesters took to the streets shouting "Liar!" and
demanding his ouster....
Don't Get Suckered by Wall Street's Wimpy Gold Price Forecasts
Europe debt crisis shadows Fed meeting on economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If the U.S. economic slowdown weren't enough to deal
with, the Federal Reserve this week must consider a new threat: a
resurgent European debt crisis that could imperil the global economy.
World Debt is Unpayable, The Only Solution is Monetary Collapse
The current situation regarding the state of recovery in the US has
turned from precarious to dismal and as we predicted a year ago May we
will have to be treated to QE3 something no one really wants, but as we
said before it is inevitable. Related video.
Greece prepares to sell off state assets to get loans
Athens, Greece (CNN) -- Greece is preparing to sell off billions of
dollars worth of state assets including airports, highways and
state-owned companies, as well as banks, real estate and gaming
licenses, to meet international lenders' demands that it raise funds.
British Library, Google in deal to digitize books
LONDON (AP) -- A treatise on a stuffed hippopotamus, an 18th-century
English primer for Danish sailors and a description of the first
engine-driven submarine are among 250,000 books to be made available
online in a deal between Google and the British Library....
States look to Internet taxes to close budget gaps
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State governments across the country are laying off
teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care
services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion a year if
they could only agree how to do it: Internet retailers such as
$1 Billion in Homeowner Aid Offered
Beginning today, homeowners in 27 states can file preliminary
applications for the Emergency Homeowner's Loan Program (EHLP). Eligible
homeowners can obtain interest-free loans of up to $50,000 to help cover
mortgage expenses for up to two years.
PROPERTY SEIZURE AT AIRPORTS TURNS A PROFIT
n the five years this store has been open, its plane-related inventory
has soared because of heightened security, according to director James
Barrington. The airport stuff takes up most of one small room at the
store. In 2010, the state's general fund was enriched $300,000 by the
Ron Paul insists he’s not a fringe candidate
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul told NBC’s Matt Lauer
Monday that he has a mainstream candidacy.
Wal-Mart wins Supreme Court sex-bias ruling
The justices unanimously ruled that more than 1 million female employees
nationwide could not proceed together in the lawsuit seeking billions of
dollars and accusing Wal-Mart of paying women less and giving them fewer
to be Planted with GMOs
Washington, DC — The Obama administration has endorsed genetically
engineered agriculture on more than 50 National Wildlife Refuges, with
more GE-refuge approvals in the works, according to Public Employees for
Analysis: Germany goes back to black in snub to green power
(Reuters) - Germany is set to turn back to coal, gas and imports to fill
the energy chasm left by its fast-track exit of nuclear power, refusing
to boost green power and threatening its efforts to lower emissions.
High court blocks states' climate change lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court unanimously ruled out a federal
lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in
greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The court said that the
authority to seek reductions in emissions rests with the Environmental
Protection Agency, not the courts.
Foods That Boost Circulation
Maintaining proper blood circulation is vital for your overall health,
as healthy blood flow helps transport nutrients and oxygen to your
organs and removes wastes. The process also aids in the healing of
wounds and reduces the risk of infection.
Just For Fun:
Sanity break: Cat that barks like a dog — until someone notices
In Russia, even the cats suddenly shift gears when they realize Big
Brother is watching. This one is barking out the window like a dog until
it sees the camera. Then it’s all, “Meow. Yes, of course, meow, meow.
I’m a cat, obviously, meow. Did you think something different? No dogs
here. Meow, meow.”
‘Event’ at Cooper nuke plant: Oil released into Missouri River after
levees over topped
June 20, 2011 "Notification is being made to the Nebraska Department of
Environmental Quality regarding the release of oil to the Missouri River
from the Cooper Live Fire Training Facility. Currently, levees
separating the Training Facility and the Missouri River are being over
topped due to flooding of the Missouri River...
White House Loosens Border Rules for 2012
President Barack Obama's administration is quietly offering a
quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, while
aiming to win reelection by mobilizing a wave of new Hispanic voters,
say supporters of stronger immigration law enforcement.
Will states actually block Obama from ballot access?
Since the controversy began over Barack Obama's failure to conclusively
demonstrate his eligibility to serve as president, legislators in at
least 15 states have attempted to pass bills that would clarify how a
candidate must prove his constitutional eligibility to occupy the Oval
Office, and all but one have been stalled, vetoed or shot down.
US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will announce the critical next
steps in America's decade-long war in Afghanistan on Wednesday...
Debate Swirls Around Research Showing Lung Problems for Returned Troops
An emerging body of research indicates that a significant number of
American service members are reporting respiratory problems like
coughing, wheezing or chest pains that started during deployment and
continued after they returned home.
Three Kansas firefighters fired for looting in tornado-ravaged Joplin
Now for the most despicable story out of tornado-ravaged Joplin: Three
unnamed firefighters from Baxter Springs, Kansas, have been fired for
looting, and Fire Chief Les Page has been placed on indefinite
administrative leave, according to the Joplin Globe.
to See Gasoline Below $3 Any Time Soon
While oil has fallen sharply since May, gasoline is down just about 10
percent and it is not likely to drop below $3 any time soon.
SNOW FALLING IN COLORADO ON SUMMER'S EVE
The calendar says summer starts tomorrow in the Northern Hemisphere. The
snow falling in the mountains of Colorado tells a different story.
Texas Tells Feds: Shove Your Light Bulb Ban
State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal
efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes
the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent
bulbs many grew up with.
Water Is the New Liquid Gold in Texas
Texas's worst drought since record-keeping began in 1895 is fueling a
rally in water prices as energy prospectors from ExxonMobil to Korea
National Oil expand the use of a drilling technique known as hydraulic
fracturing, or fracking, that uses up to 13 million gallons in a single
Man urinates in water, city flushes 8M gallons
The reservoirs are drained twice a year for cleaning, and workers have
found animal carcasses, paint cans, construction material, fireworks
debris and even the plastic bags people use to scoop up after their
dogs, said David Shaff, administrator of the city water bureau. Even so,
Shaff said, the yuck factor was the primary reason for the decision to
drain the 8 million gallons, at a cost of less than $8,000 to treat it
Study: Docs over testing for cervical cancer virus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Too many doctors are testing the wrong women, or
using the wrong test, for a virus that causes cervical cancer....
Cancer death rate gap widens based on education
ATLANTA (AP) -- The gap in cancer death rates between college graduates
and those who only went to high school is widening, the American Cancer
Society reported Friday...,
Study says 1 in 13 US children have food allergy
CHICAGO (AP) -- Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children,
double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests....
Many Eager to Use Nano in Food, But Few Admit It
NEW ORLEANS -- More than 15,000 food scientists, chefs, recipe
developers and purveyors of spices, flavorings and additives met here
last week to examine the newest innovations in the cook's pot and on
grocery shelves. Nanoparticles, which could revolutionize steps all...
Medication strips your body of vital nutrients, says pharmacist
Often prescribed to alleviate symptoms of illness, pharmaceutical
medications rarely attack the root cause and cure the illness and have
the added downside of side-effects. Aside from the litany of
Green tea polyphenols shown to prevent fatal autoimmune diseases
(NaturalNews) The Chinese have known the healing power of green tea for
generations. Many believe that the unprocessed tea leaves can help to
prevent or even cure many chronic diseases including heart disease,
cancer and dementia.
Increase libido and treat cancer with Cordyceps
(NaturalNews) Cordyceps is one of the rarest plants used in herbal
treatments and medicines. Although unrecognized by western medicine
until approximately 20 years ago, it has been widely used in traditional
Chinese medicine for centuries. Its benefits include protecting the
liver, helping prevent tumours and even increasing sexual libido.
Can Technology Rescue the Sprouts Industry?
While scientists are scrambling to pinpoint the cause of the E. coli
outbreak linked to bean and seed sprouts in northern Germany, a veteran
sprouts system designer believes he has developed the technology that
can produce "the perfect sprout.
History - Monday - June 20, 2011
1782 - The U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States.
1793 - Eli Whitney applied for a cotton gin patent. He received the
patent on March 14. The cotton gin initiated the American
1837 - Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of
her uncle, King William IV.
1863 - West Virginia became the 35th state to join the U.S.
1863 - The National Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, became the
first bank to receive a charter from the U.S. Congress.
1893 - A jury in New Bedford, MA, found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax
murders of her father and stepmother.
1898 - The U.S. Navy seized the island of Guam enroute to the
Philippines to fight the Spanish.
1910 - Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaimed martial law and
1923 - France announced it would seize the Rhineland to assist Germany
in paying its war debts.
1941 - The U.S. Army Air Force was established, replacing the Army Air
1943 - Race-related rioting erupted in Detroit. Federal troops were sent
in two days later to end the violence that left more than 30 dead.
1947 - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was murdered in Beverly Hills, CA, at the
order of mob associates angered over the soaring costs of his project,
the Flamingo resort in Las Vegas, NV.
1955 - The AFL and CIO agreed to combine names and a merge into a single
1963 - The United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up
a hot line communication link between the two countries.
1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective
Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S. Supreme Court later
overturned the conviction.
1977 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline began operation.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers must treat male and
female workers equally in providing health benefits for their spouses.
1994 - In Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson pled innocent to the killing of
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to a massive settlement in exchange
for major relief from mounting lawsuits and legal bills.
2001 - In Texas, Andrea Yates was arrested for drowning her five
children in a bathtub.
2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the execution of mentally
retarded murderers was unconstitutionally cruel. The vote was 6 in favor
and 3 against.
CHIARINI: SHOCKING discovery Pima Sheriff's and Casey Anthony murder
The Power of 1 - Tennessee Gov Bill Haslam Responds to Holly Bobo
Coast Guard help sought to prevent looting
Sheriff Mike Robinson will seek approval Monday to ask the U.S. Coast
Guard to patrol the Missouri River for looters in boats. The Coast Guard
has closed the river to boat traffic, leaving the responsibility to
enforce the river closing and spot looters to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Trading Of Over The Counter Gold And Silver To Be Illegal Beginning July
In conjunction with this new regulation, FOREX.com must discontinue
metals trading for US residents on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the close of
trading at 5pm ET. As a result, all open metals positions must be closed
by July 15, 2011 at 5pm ET.
Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska: Rumors and the Rising
NRC is augmenting its resident inspector staff to provide around the
clock coverage at the site. In addition to the two resident inspectors
permanently assigned there, four other NRC officials have been sent to
site. This includes three inspectors and the chief of the branch
overseeing the plant. A roster of other inspectors has been drawn up
from which additional inspectors can be dispatched if the need arises.
Current Power Reactor Status Report for June 20, 2011
Conflicting info. This says as of 4am, the Cooper plant operating at
YouTube: MILITARY CONVOY WITH ! HUGE AMOUNTS OF EXPLOSIVES HEADING
Health freedom victory! Fairbanks, AK, city council votes to end water
Health-conscious individuals from Fairbanks, Ak., recently achieved a
huge health freedom victory when their city council voted almost
unanimously to end water fluoridation. The decision followed concerted
public outcry and presentation of the facts surrounding the health
damage caused by consuming fluoride.
Levees in northern Missouri breached, overtopped
06/19/2011 KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Several levees in northern Missouri were
failing Sunday to hold back the surge of water being released from
upstream dams. Authorities said water—some of it from recent rain—began
pouring over levees Saturday night and Sunday morning in Holt and
Atchison counties, flooding farmland and numerous homes and cabins. A
hole in the side of a Holt County levee continued to grow Sunday,
deluging the state park and recreational area of Big Lake, 78 miles
north of Kansas City.
FOX: Is Japan Nuclear Radiation Killing Babies In Philadelphia? Infant
Death Rate Spikes 48%
Video: FOX news is raising the red flag about a 48% spike in
Philadelphia infant deaths since Philly drinking water tests showed the
highest levels of Japan nuclear radiation in the nation. As previously
reported experts have noticed a 35% increase in infant deaths in the
Northwest US since the Fukushima disaster. This video has been quickly
removed from Fox 29 News site, but you can still watch it here, at least
Fukushima: It's much worse than you think
Why have alarms not been sounded about radiation exposure in the US?
Nuclear operator Exelon Corporation has been among Barack Obama's
biggest campaign donors, and is one of the largest employers in Illinois
where Obama was senator. Exelon has donated more than...
Nuclear Plant, Left for Dead, Shows a Pulse
HOLLYWOOD, Ala. —This does not seem like a particularly opportune moment
to breathe life back into a reactor that was designed before the
computer age. But its owner, the quasi -governmental Tennessee Valley
Authority, says the plant may be its best bet for generating cleaner and
more economical new electricity.
The One Thing To Watch as the Fed Abandons U.S. Stocks
Without any more help from the U.S. Federal Reserve, U.S. stocks are on
their own - and they're in for a rocky ride. Markets have slumped as the
Fed has not indicated it will initiate another round of quantitative
easing, and last week was a sign that there's more volatility ahead.
Two million Fukushima residents to undergo radiation health checks
More than two million residents living in the region surrounding Japan's
damaged nuclear power plant will undergo longterm health checks starting
from this month.
Vietnam works to detect unexploded ordnance, first phase of Agent Orange
cleanup with US
HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam on Friday started the first phase of a joint
plan with former enemy the United States to clean up environmental
damage leftover from the chemical defoliant Agent Orange, a lasting
legacy from the Vietnam War.
UN aims to set new international labor laws
The International Labour Organization has overwhelmingly backed a new
convention to protect domestic workers as governments try to establish a
universal standard to protect as many as 100 million people worldwide.
Economists, MSM Warn Of Global ‘Armageddon Scenarios’ As The Masses Riot
In Europe And Calls For Revolution Spread To The US
If you have watched the news today there is report after report of the
Global markets being in a stage of economic collapse very similar to the
financial meltdown of 2008. The economic upheaval is strongly tied the
massive rights and protests in Greece, Spain and in fact through out all
Index Says the Worst in 28 Years
CNBC - When it comes to measuring the combination of unemployment and
inflation, it doesn’t get much more miserable than this. In fact,
misery, as measured in the unofficial Misery Index that simply totals
the unemployment and inflation rates, is at a 28-year high, reflective
of how weak the economic recovery has been and how far there is to go.
Weiner’s Pension, Benefits Could Top $1 Million
While Rep. Anthony Weiner may no longer have the benefit of Congress’
generous health care plan once he resigns, he will still be able to
collect his pension and other benefits that could total more than $1
million during his lifetime.
IMF cuts U.S. growth forecast, warns of crisis
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast
for U.S. economic growth on Friday and warned Washington and debt-ridden
European countries that they are "playing with fire" unless they take
immediate steps to reduce their budget deficits.
House Clears Budget Bill With Cuts to Food Safety
After three days and more than 25 hours of debate, the House Thursday
approved an agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012 with
significant cuts to federal food safety programs, to the dismay of food
safety reform advocates.
Obama admin to end health care waivers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it will end a
controversial health care waiver program in September. Officials
announced Friday that all applications for new waivers and renewals of
existing ones have to be in by Sept. 22.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? High-Mountain Wildflower Season
Reduced, Affecting Pollinators Like Bees, Hummingbirds
It's summer wildflower season in the Rocky Mountains, a time when
high-peaks meadows are dotted with riotous color. But for how long?
Once, wildflower season in montane meadow ecosystems extended throughout
the summer months. But now scientists have found a fall-off in
wildflowers at mid-season.
Coming to TV Screens of the Future: A Sense of Smell
Today's television programs are designed to trigger your emotions and
your mind through your senses of sound and sight. But what if they could
trigger a few more? What if you could...
The big fraud of green homes: they suffocate their owners with indoor
I've been wanting to write a story on this subject for at least two
years now, but until recently there wasn't any study to cite which would
back up my position on this. But now a study has come out and it's time
to go public with information that will shock a lot of home buyers and
homeowners: "Green" homes are often a complete fraud!
Disposable coffee cups, carryout containers filled with cancer-causing
Millions of people eat and drink from plastic and Styrofoam cups and
containers every single day, and the US government now admits that many
of these consumer products contain known cancer-causing agents.
Oregon adopts strictest standards in United States for toxic water
Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission today adopted the strictest
standards for toxic water pollution in the United States. The new rules
are designed to protect tribal members and others who eat large amounts
of contaminated fish...
After being arrested twice, dedicated activists tie themselves to
tractors to stop plantings of GM potatoes
When petitions, protests, and even sit-ins were not enough to stop the
biotechnology giant BASF from planting its genetically-modified (GM)
Amflora potato in Sweden, Greenpeace activists there "walked their...
Vaccine Study Supports Immune Targeting of Brain Tumors
An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute targets overactive
antigens in highly aggressive brain tumors...
Scientists Turn Memories Off and On With Flip of Switch
Scientists have developed a way to turn memories on and off -- literally
with the flip of a switch. Using an electronic system that duplicates
the neural signals associated with memory, they managed to replicate the
Pharmaceuticals are in your fish
(NaturalNews) Does the fish on your plate need a drug test? According to
an April 14, 2011 report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability
Office, The Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to ensure
that the fish available to American consumers is uncontaminated by
antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals.
National Cancer Institute Scientist Admits HPV Vaccine Has Little Value
In a misleading article attempting to promote the HPV vaccine, one of
their scientists states that most vaccinated girls are at 'pretty low
Beat hypertension naturally
(NaturalNews) Poorly controlled blood pressure damages the kidneys and
vascular networks resulting in heart attacks, stroke, & kidney failure.
Over 1000 deaths are attributed to high blood pressure every day in the
Breastfeeding may significantly reduce SIDS risk, study finds
The sobering statistic is that every day approximately seven babies die
of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS...
Nebraska Nuke Plant Notifies Feds of Missouri Flooding
June 19, 2011 - The notification was issued about 4 a.m. Sunday, when
the river reached 42.5 feet, or 899 feet above sea level, at the Cooper
Nuclear Station near Brownville. Cooper is at 903 feet elevation, and
NPPD officials said the river would have to climb to 902 feet at
Brownville before officials would shut down the plant. Becker said the
river is expected to crest there at a little over 900 feet. At such a
level, officials would need to barricade internal doorways at the plant
to protect equipment.
Corps bumps up releases at Oahe Dam at Pierre
June 18, 2011 - UNDATED (KTIV) - The Missouri River is flooded in
several states. But upstream in Pierre, South Dakota, the Army Corps
announced it'll raise releases at the Oahe Dam another 10,000 cubic feet
per second this weekend. That will bring it to 160,000 by Sunday.
Second Nebraska Nuclear Plant Threatened By Flooding
June 17, 2011 - A second nuclear power plant in Nebraska is being
threatened by rising floodwaters, but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
a federal watchdog agency, says the plant's owners are taking the
appropriate steps to ward off danger,
according to a report in the Omaha World-Herald.
Toxic truth about Japan's 'miracle': Post-tsunami harmony is a myth and
the reality is startlingly different
TEPCO was able to control information through the age-old system of
Press Clubs, where the government provides information to selected
media. But The Mail on Sunday spoke to sources inside the Japanese
nuclear industry who knew that radiation readings spiked 155 miles south
of Fukushima, immediately after the first explosion. They were told by
officials to keep the findings quiet.
Fukushima: Strontium levels up to 240 times over legal limit near plant,
uninhabitable land area now the size of 17 Manhattans
Representing the first time the substance has been detected at the
crippled plant, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported on
Sunday that seawater and groundwater samples taken near the ravaged
NATO acknowledges killing civilians in air
AFP - NATO on Sunday acknowledged it was responsible for civilian deaths
in Tripoli after Libyan officials showed reporters five bodies,
including two toddlers, they said were among nine people killed in a
"barbaric" air strike.
UK banks abandon eurozone over Greek default fears
UK banks have pulled billions of pounds of funding from the eurozone as
fears grow about the impact of a “Lehman-style” event connected to a
Tens of thousands protest against cuts in Madrid
MADRID (AFP) – Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of
Madrid Sunday blaming bankers and politicians for causing a financial
crisis that forced the country to adopt painful spending cuts.
Ron Paul wins RLC straw poll
NEW ORLEANS — As has become typical at GOP cattle calls, Ron Paul
captured the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership
Conference here, easily besting his nearest competitor, Jon Huntsman.
Paul won 612 votes to Huntsman's 382. Michele Bachmann came in third
with 191 votes and Herman Cain finished behind her, taking 104 votes.
Unbelievable! Court Rules US Taxpayers, Not BP Or Transocean, Are Liable
For Gulf Oil Spill Clean Up Costs
US District court has dismissed over 100,000 lawsuits brought against BP
And Transocean to pay for oil spill clean up costs and environmental
damages caused to the Gulf of Mexico from the BP Gulf Oil Spill.
FBI Raids Wrong House Without A Warrant Holding Man, Wife And Kids At
FBI Agents in Pittsburgh raid the wrong house without a search warrant,
holding a man, his wife, and kids at gunpoint and face a steep uphill
battle in suing the officers for their wrong-doing.
NBC apologizes for cutting “under God” from Pledge of Allegiance before
NBC apologized for cutting the words “under God” from the Pledge of
Allegiance in its leadup to coverage to the U.S. Open at Congressional
Scientists Successfully Implant Chip That Controls The Brain Allowing
Thoughts, Memory And Behavior To Be Transferred From One Brain To
In a scene right out of a George Orwell novel, a team of scientists
working in the fields of “neural engineering” and “Biomimetic
MicroElectronic Systems” have successfully created a chip that controls
the brain and can be used as a storage device for long-term memories.
VIDEO: Deadly E. coli bacteria may have been engineered as a bioweapon
Video: In this interview on RT America, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger)
explains the evidence of the O104 strain of e.coli that has killed
dozens of people in Germany actually being engineered in a lab.
Phytoremediation: You can grow plants that help eliminate radiation in
(NaturalNews) Concerns about radioactive materials accumulating in soil
and water since the nuclear accident in Japan this year have led
individuals to look at natural ways to clean their property of possible
Los Angeles schools ditch corn dogs, chicken nuggets after battle with
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
(NaturalNews) If you've been watching Jamie Oliver's show, Food
Revolution, you know he's been battling the Los Angeles School Board for
months now. The show may be canceled but his efforts have proved
Clean your home naturally
(NaturalNews) Most commercial cleaning products contain hazardous
chemicals. These days, it seems like there is a different cleaning
product available for each room in the house, not to mention
product-specific drain cleaners, toilet cleaners, glass cleaners and
cleaning products for just about every item you can think of.
The World's Oldest
Light Bulb Has Been On for 110 Years
On June 18, the oldest-known working light bulb in the world will
celebrate the 110th year it has burned bright. The bulb, which hangs
idly about in a fire station in Livermore, California, holds the
Guinness World Record.
History - Friday - June 17, 2011
1775 - The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston.
1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte incorporated Italy into his empire.
1837 - Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent was for a
process that made rubber easier to work with.
1854 - The Red Turban revolt broke out in Guangdong, China.
1856 - The Republican Party opened its first national convention in
1861 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed Dr. Thaddeus Lowe
demonstrate the use of a hydrogen balloon.
1872 - George M. Hoover began selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas. The
town had been dry up until this point.
1876 - General George Crook’s command was attacked and bested on the
Rosebud River by 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Crazy
1879 - Thomas Edison received an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy
from the trustees of Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ.
1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the
French ship Isere.
1913 - U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American
interests in Mexico.
1917 - The Russian Duma met in a secret session in Petrograd and voted
for an immediate Russian offensive against the German Army.
1926 - Spain threatened to quit the League of Nations if Germany was
allowed to join.
1928 - Amelia Earhart began the flight that made her the first woman to
successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
1930 - The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill became law. It placed the highest
tariff on imports to the U.S.
1931 - British authorities in China arrested Indochinese Communist
leader Ho Chi Minh.
1932 - The U.S. Senate defeated the bonus bill as 10,000 veterans massed
around the Capitol.
1940 - The Soviet Union occupied Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
1940 - France asked Germany for terms of surrender in World War II.
1941 - WNBT-TV in New York City, NY, was granted the first construction
permit to operate a commercial TV station in the U.S.
1950 - Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a
45-minute operation in Chicago, IL.
1953 - Soviet tanks fought thousands of Berlin workers that were rioting
against the East German government.
1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court banned the required reading of the Lord's
prayer and Bible in public schools.
1965 - Twenty-seven B-52’s hit Viet Cong outposts but lost two planes in
1970 - North Vietnamese troops cut the last operating rail line in
1972 - Five men were arrested for burglarizing the Democratic Party
Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, DC. The men all
worked for the reelection of President Nixon. The event was the
beginning of the Watergate affair.
1991 - The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population
Registration Act. The act had required that all South Africans for
classified by race at birth.
1994 - O.J. Simpson drove his Ford Bronco across Los Angeles with police
in pursuit and millions of people watching live on television. After the
slow speed chase ended Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders
of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
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floodwater reaches Iowa town levee
Associated Press – Thu Jun 16 HAMBURG, Iowa – Water that has been
pouring through a breached Missouri River levee finally reached a
makeshift barrier that is a small Iowa town's only hope of avoiding
major flooding, authorities said Thursday.
ABC News Video Report and
YouTube: Aerials of Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Flooding - No-Fly
Zone Enforced as of June 14, 2011
Cooper Nuke Plant Preps For High Water
June 15, 2011 -Video: More nuclear concerns.The Nebraska Public Power
District's Cooper Nuclear Plant near Brownville is still producing
electricity as the Missouri river continues to rise.
Cooper Nuclear Station Flood Facts and Information
NPPD is working with local, state and regulatory officials to manage
flood conditions at the site. Emergency actions and mitigation
activities to secure the plant from rising waters are based on...
Progress: Crystal River plant in Florida still needs work
June 15, 2011 - At issue is the fallout from a 2009 incident when plant
workers found a 25-foot-long crack in the reactor's containment wall.
The containment wall is meant to contain any radioactive materials if
there were ever a breach in the plant's nuclear reactor vessel. More
problems arose in March when a second crack was found after repairs to
the first problem were made.
China to suspend new nuclear plant approvals
China is drafting a nuclear safety plan and before its approval the
Chinese government will suspend endorsement for any new nuclear power
plants, said Li Ganjie, deputy minister of the Ministry of Environmental
Protection, China.com.cn reported Tuesday.
David McNeill: Who's telling the truth on the Fukushima meltdown?
A string of autopsies -- political, regulatory and technological -- loom
over the corpse of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The media,
however, has already begun its self-examination and it’s not a pretty
Radiation 'hotspots' hinder Japan response to nuclear crisis
(Reuters) "Unfortunately, there is still a real possibility of further
significant releases of radioactivity," experts from the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace said in a statement.
Dive in Silver Price a "Setup," Says Sprott
“In my heart of hearts I believe it was a manipulation,” said Sprott in
an exclusive interview with Silver Investing News. “There was no market,
it was a setup. They’ve just pushed it down. It’s ridiculous.”
Is Iodine-131 Killing Babies In Philly?
A researcher says the death rate among babies is up 48 percent since
Iodine-131 was found in Philadelphiaâ€™s drinking water.
State or Police State by Richard Shwartzman
To paraphrase Thomas Paine, those who fail to safeguard the rights of
others whether it’s because of a difference in income, skin color,
gender, or for any reason whatsoever will lose their rights, too.
Regardless, though, the FBI is watching whomever they want, for whatever
reason they choose. Free state or police state, it’s your choice.
Explosions at Louisiana Chemical Plant - June 14, 2011
A spokesman for Multi-Chem Group in Houston said the company was
gathering information on what happened. The company makes oilfield
production chemicals. Video Report.
Greece wracked by political turmoil in debt crisis
ATHENS, Greece – Greece was wracked by political turmoil Thursday as the
embattled prime minister faced down a party revolt over new austerity
measures — a bitter dispute that forced the EU to hint at new loans so
Greece can fend off a summer default.
Meet the New Boss: Islamist Website Says Ayman al-Zawahri New al-Qaeda
An Islamist Web site claimed yesterday that Ayman al-Zawahri is the new
leader of al-Qaeda following the departure of Osama bin Laden, who was
supposedly killed after Obama issued orders to rub him out last month.
US vows to hunt down, kill new Al-Qaeda leader
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States will seek to hunt down and kill new
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri just as it did his predecessor Osama
bin Laden, the top US military officer said Thursday.
Russia, China warn West against Arab interference
Russia and China oppose outside interference in the unrest in the Arab
world, the two presidents said on Thursday in a declaration, as the West
seeks their support for increasing pressure on Syria.
Boehner says House could move to cut off funding for Libya
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday said the Obama administration
failed to answer all his questions about the U.S. mission in Libya and
raised the possibility that the House would move to cut off funding for
Anthony Weiner Announces Resignation From Congress
Democrat Anthony Weiner resigned today as U.S. representative from the
9th District of New York, saying the decision would benefit his party,
constituents and wife Huma Abedin.
Bohemian Grove: Where the rich and powerful go to misbehave
Washington Post-- Every July, some of the richest and most powerful men
in the world gather at a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif., for
two weeks of heavy drinking, super-secret talks, druid worship (the
group insists they are simply “revering the Redwoods”), and other
Exclusive: Google's Web mapping can track your phone
SAN FRANCISCO--If you have Wi-Fi turned on, the previous whereabouts of
your computer or mobile device may be visible on the Web for anyone to
U.S. says goodbye to cable news
People are flocking away from television news in favor of websites
offering honest, no nonsense journalism. The new media, which is finding
its foothold on the internet, is now in danger of being regulated by the
Ron Paul Embarrasses Mitt Romney As He Demonstrates TRUE Leadership On
Video - NH GOP Presidential Debate - Jun 14, 2011. Ron Paul's answer, "I
Make The Decisions! I'm The President! I Tell The Generals What To Do!"
Target hired union actors for anti-union propaganda video
Hollywood is so fake. Two actors who appeared in an anti-union
propaganda video for mega-retailer Target, The store's anti-union
spokesman, actor Ric Reitz, can be seen again later this summer filling
the role of president of the United States in the Hollywood blockbuster
Scientists ID mysterious flash in distant galaxy
OS ANGELES (AP) -- Astronomers think they have solved the mystery of an
extraordinary flash spied in a faraway galaxy, saying it came from a
massive black hole that devoured a star after it wandered too close.
Magic mushroom’s positive effects lasting over a year, say researchers
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine claim to
have determined the proper dose levels needed to create positive changes
in attitudes, mood, life satisfaction, and behavior that persist for
more than a year with the psychoactive substance in so-called "magic
House Moves to Ban GE Salmon, Ag Debates Continue
The House of Representatives continued debate yesterday on an
agriculture appropriations bill that affects key food safety programs.
The bill still contains significant cuts to the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and
Inspection Service, but has yet to be adopted by the lower chamber.
Denver Food Plant Gets Warning Letter
A rodent problem and labeling errors were cited in an inspection report
filed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it visited
the ADAO food manufacturing facility in Denver. FDA told the Denver
company to correct all violations within 15 working days from receipt of
the May 6 warning letter. And they get only a warning letter?
Possible Al-Qaida Hit List Targets Specific Americans
An al-Qaida-linked website has posted a potential hit list of targets
that include names and photos of several U.S. officials and business
leaders, calling for terrorists to target these Americans in their own
homes, NBC New York has learned.
NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against
The National Security Agency is working with Internet service providers
to deploy a new generation of tools to scan e-mail and other digital
traffic with the goal of thwarting cyberattacks against defense firms by
foreign adversaries, senior defense and industry officials say.
Chinese president arrives in Moscow to boost cooperation
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a state
visit aimed at deepening pragmatic cooperation between China and Russia.
Greek fury over deeper cuts vote
Demonstrators today encircled the Greek parliament in Athens in an
attempt to stop MPs voting on even deeper austerity measures for the
Land of the Free? New York and California come out at the bottom of
individual freedoms study
It might be the ‘Land of the Free’, but some states certainly aren’t
living up to the words of America’s national anthem. New York, New
Jersey and California are the least free in the U.S., based on an index
of public policies affecting your individual freedoms.
Health experts announce 5 ways to protect children from toxic chemicals
Imagine parents who would put their children in danger, placing them in
situations that could cause serious health problems and distress such as
difficulty breathing or a disruption of their male and female...
Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's
My world is full of coconuts, including coconut oil and coconut milk.
That's not unusual because I live on Maui. But I'm happily seeing
coconut oil all over the internet as the treatment for dozens of
Obama administration gives green light for GMOs to be planted in
national wildlife refuges
A battle is raging over whether or not it should be legal to plant
genetically-modified (GM) crops in US wildlife refuges. A little over a
month after various conservation and food safety groups achieved a
Stop legalization of GMOs in Bolivia by sending this urgent letter
South America is home to a diverse array of unique plants and food
crops, which collectively have fed and sustained many generations of
natives, as well as those to whom such goods have been exported over
History - Thursday - June 16, 2011
1858 - In a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S. Senate candidate Abraham
Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house
divided against itself cannot stand."
1890 - The second Madison Square Gardens opened.
1897 - The U.S. government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.
1903 - Ford Motor Company was incorporated.
1922 - Henry Berliner accomplished the first helicopter flight at
College Park, MD.
1925 - France accepted a German proposal for a security pact.
1932 - The ban on Nazi storm troopers was lifted by the von Papen
government in Germany.
1940 - Marshal Henri-Philippe Petain became the prime minister of the
Vichy government of occupied France.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the closure of all
German consulates in the United States. The deadline was set as July 10.
1952 - "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" was published in the United
1955 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend Selective
Service until 1959.
1975 - The Simonstown agreement on naval cooperation between Britain and
South Africa ended. The agreement was formally ended by mutual agreement
after 169 years.
1978 - U.S. President Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos
ratified the Panama Canal treaties.
1987 - A jury in New York acquitted Bernhard Goetz of attempted murder
in the subway shooting of four young blacks he said were going to rob
him. He was convicted of illegal possession of a weapon. Also, in 1996 a
civil jury ordered Goetz to pay $43 million to one of the people he
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush welcomed Russian President Boris
Yeltsin to a meeting in Washington, DC. The two agreed in principle to
reduce strategic weapon arsenals by about two-thirds by the year 2003.
1996 - Russian voters had their first independent presidential election.
Boris Yeltsin was the winner after a run-off.
1999 - Kathleen Ann Soliah was arrested by the FBI in St. Paul, MN. She
had been wanted since 1976 after being indicted on murder conspiracy and
1999 - The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that a 1992 federal music
piracy law does not prohibit a palm-sized device that can download
high-quality digital music files from the Internet and play them at
2000 - U.S. federal regulators approved the merger of Bell Atlantic and
GTE Corp. The merger created the nation's largest local phone company.
2000 - U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson reported that an
employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico had
discovered that two computer hard drives were missing.
2008 - California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
No Fly Zone Over Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight
restriction over the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant until further
notice due to “Hazards”.
Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Still Closed -
Note under the photo: Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant is an island, but
authorities are hoping it stays dry.
Wikipedia on Fort Calhoun flood risk
Nebraska Has The Most Fire-Prone Nuclear Plant in the U.S.
While the international community focuses on Japan and its Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear plant, the safety of which was seriously compromised
following a massive earthquake, the United States has a renewed interest
in the safety of nuclear power at home.
Ft. Calhoun FEMA emergency plan last done in 2009
of the Aqua Dam protecting Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station and the Walkways
which are necessary to bridge the height of the Aqua Dams at Fort
Calhoun Nuclear Station
Larger Photo of the Aqua Dam - Now I feel better....note the yellow
poles in the water!!
Pelosi's wealth grows by massive 62%
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi saw her wealth rise considerably last
year, from just more than $20million to a huge $35.2million.
Establishing Pelosi's place as one of the wealthiest lawmakers in the
country, the sudden 62 per cent rise was revealed in the annual release
of forms detailing the assets and liabilities of congressmen today.
YouTube: Code Red Alert: FEMA Buses on Standby for Flood Evacuations in
Video: Flood Alert : Evacuation Plan-Level Warnings- Council Bluffs Iowa
-Missouri River Flooding
Former Blackwater guard sentenced for killing of Afghan civilian
A contractor in Afghanistan for the former Blackwater security firm was
sentenced Tuesday in Norfolk, Va., to more than three years in prison
for shooting an Afghan civilian in Kabul in May 2009.
White House denies violating War Powers Act
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent a report to Congress Wednesday
insisting that he did not exceed his powers in ordering US military
action in Libya. Officials said that the 30-page report justifies US
Greek PM to form new government on Thursday
(Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will form a new
government on Thursday and seek a vote of confidence from his
parliamentary group, he announced on Wednesday after street protests
against his austerity plans.
Lawmakers Sue Obama and Gates Over Libya
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has filed a federal lawsuit against
President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, asking a court to
prevent the administration from using U.S. funds for military action in
Carney Defends Government Appointments of Big Obama Donors
Press secretary Jay Carney responds to a new report from the Center for
Public Integrity showing that 200 of President Obama's biggest campaign
donors landed plum government jobs, contracts and White House access
Congress to Device Makers: Don't Track Me, Bro
On Wednesday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,
announced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (GPS) Act, which
would prohibit service providers from sharing customer’s location
information. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., who chairs the House Judiciary
Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Subcommittee, has
signed on as a cosponsor.
Pentagon in Search of 'Secret' Farmers for Afghanistan
Why is the U.S. sending farmers with high security clearance to
SWAT killing is, "justified"?
Yesterday afternoon the Pima County Attorney’s Office said Pima County
SWAT members who fired 71 shots at Marine veteran, Jose Guerena (and
into a surrounding neighborhood) were “reasonable and justified”.
CNN Reports Ron Paul At 0% While CNN Online Poll Shows Him At 75%
While the online poll conducted by CNN shows Ron Paul as the clear
winner with 75% of the votes (now over 80%), CNN reporters pull a fast
one by citing a lesser known poll hosted at National Journal claiming
Ron Paul came in at 0%.
At Least Five Obama States in 2008 Are on the Bubble Now
If the economy is the dominant issue in the 2012 election, several
high-profile states that went for the president in 2008 will be ripe to
flip to the Republican nominee.
$5 Raffle Ticket Buys Dinner With Obama
In return for a $5 donation to his reelection, President Barack Obama is
offering supporters a chance to participate in a raffle to win a
“casual” dinner with him at an unstated location.
The entitlement economy: $2 million lottery winner still collects food
Once upon a time in America, people were embarrassed to accept
hand-outs, especially from the government. Depression-era heavyweight
champion boxer James Braddock, when he finally began earning money again
Solar Threat: Government Plans Controlled Blackouts; Elite Contingency
While many will claim that solar storms are an unrealistic threat to our
world, the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom
aren’t taking any chances.
High Levels of Radiation Found in Whales Caught 650KM From Fukishima
According to Japanese news sources, Japanese whalers tested 6 of 17
whales captured 650 kilometers north-east of the Fukushima nuclear
reactor. Of the 6 whales tested 2 were found to contain cesium radiation
which must have come from the Fukushima nuclear reactor.
5 More Companies Detect Radiation In Their Tea
Radioactive cesium exceeding Japan's legal limit has again been detected
in processed tea from Shizuoka City, more than 300 kilometers from the
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Record Midwest flooding to create largest ever 'dead zone' in Gulf of
Mexico, more storms and levee releases on the way
The US Midwest continues to get slammed by heavy rains and winter snow
melt that have swelled the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and left
countless thousands of acres of the plains under water. Many towns...
Greedy medical specialists refuse to treat most children with serious
health problems if they have public insurance
Doctors are refusing to help sick kids -- or delaying their treatment
for weeks to months -- if the children don't have private insurance.
That's because private insurance pays docs bigger bucks in
Nurses Take on Wall Street
Nurses have launched a campaign to reverse the disastrous course of
policies that demand ever more hardship for Main Street.
Bible cited as reason for kicking gay men out of public pool
Activists in Kentucky are planning a peaceful response after two gay men
with developmental and intellectual disabilities were kicked out of a
public pool. A maintenance technician reportedly cited the Bible while
telling the two men they couldn't swim at The Pavilion, a
government-funded recreational facility in Hazard, Kentucky.
Miracle-Gro hopes to expand into medical marijuana market
As growth slows, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is looking to the
expanding medical marijuana industry as a new source of revenue.
Pfizer, BI inhaler may raise risk of death says study
A mist inhaler used to improve breathing in people with lung diseases
including chronic bronchitis and emphysema may increase their risk of
dying by 52 percent, U.S. and British researchers said on Tuesday.
Next Health Hazard: Hackable Medical Implants
Wireless electric medical devices are getting sleeker and smarter, but
their security and privacy features are lagging behind. Security experts
showed on Tuesday that an insulin system, consisting of a wireless
insulin pump in combination with a glucose monitor — worn by hundreds of
thousands of diabetics in the US — is vulnerable to hack attacks.
Vaccination: The pet controversy
In the history of human vaccines, the numbers clearly show that in every
case, the disease itself was already on the decline when the vaccine was
introduced. Most vaccines were scarcely a blip on the radar,...
Opec to haul in $1 trillion as oil prices increase risk of double-dip
Forecasts from the US government show that the Organisation of Petroleum
Exporting Countries (Opec), whose key members include Saudi Arabia and
Iran, will collect a third more in revenues because prices have averaged
$111 per barrel this year.
The Cloud: Trojan Horse For Internet Takeover
Despite the corporate-driven hubbub surrounding the inevitability of
“the cloud” replacing personal hard drives as the pre-eminent storage
center for all web content, this system represents another dangerous
trojan horse for the establishment to complete their agenda to regulate
and shut down the free Internet.
REPORT: Obama campaign strikes special deal with GOOGLE advertising
Google denied Wednesday that it gave President Barack Obama’s
re-election campaign special access to a new advertising program,
something a sales representative from the search and advertising giant
had claimed in an email to customers.
Chicago expanding Big Brother camera network
Chicago’s Big Brother network of over 10,000 public and private
surveillance cameras is already the most extensive and integrated in the
nation. But, it’s about to get even bigger.
America for Sale: Is Goldman Sachs Buying Your City?
It's coming to a city near you -- it may already be there. We're talking
about the sale of public assets to private investors. In an era of
increasingly stretched local and state budgets, privatization of public
assets may be so tempting to local politicians that the trend seems
unstoppable. Yet, public outrage has stopped and slowed a number of
This is Emma. She's going to save the world
Imagine a safe, clean nuclear reactor that used a fuel that was hugely
abundant, produced only minute quantities of radioactive waste and was
almost impossible to adapt to make weapons. It sounds too good to be
true, but this isn’t science fiction. This is what lies in store if we
harness the power of a silvery metal found in river sands, soil and
granite rock the world over: thorium.
Chief scientists continue to ignore science by promoting GMOs
U.K. authorities recently released a report entitled Global Food and
Farming Futures which recommends that "new technologies" in agriculture
not be excluded merely on ethical or moral grounds. But Britain's...
True fact: A common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from
human hair harvested in China
If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually
find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. This is a non-essential
amino acid added to many baked goods as a dough conditioner in order...
Japanese scientist creates edible meat alternative made from recycled
If you think meatless, genetically-modified (GM) soy food products are a
poor alternative to real meat, wait until you see the latest in
vegetarian meat replacement technology. According to a recent Inhabitat...
Low-carb diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetics, says new research
A new study shows that a low carbohydrate, high fat diet, used typically
to treat and control seizures in children with epilepsy, may reverse
kidney failure in people with diabetes.
World leaders denounce failed war on drugs; call for global
The "War on Drugs" is a failure, with devastating consequences around
the world, and it is time to decriminalize drugs and start treating drug
problems as health issues, said a group of prominent former world...
Robberies on the rise at pharmacies as drug addicts pull weapons to get
Forget robbing banks. Whether it is to satisfy their own addiction or to
make big bucks on the black market, drug addicts and criminals alike are
increasingly targeting local pharmacies for prescription painkillers...
Magnesium Heals Cipro Damage
Even though I've been hearing magnesium miracle stories for a decade,
here's a magnesium testimonial from a reader of my blog that amazed even
me. First of all, I have to set the stage. Many of you may not...
Earless rabbit makes the Japanese jumpy
An albino rabbit born with no ears has prompted new concerns in Japan
about radiation levels from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
History - Wednesday - June 15, 2011
1775 - George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by
the Second Continental Congress.
1836 - Arkansas became the 25th U.S. state.
1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for the process that
1846 - The United States and Britain settled a boundary dispute
concerning the boundary between the U.S. and Canada, by signing a
1864 - An order to establish a military burial ground was signed by
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The location later became known as
Arlington National Cemetery.
1898 - The U.S. House of representatives approved the annexation of
1911 - The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in the
state of New York. The company was later renamed International Business
Machines (IBM) Corp.
1916 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill incorporating the Boy
Scouts of America.
1919 - Captain John Alcock and Lt. Arthur W. Brown won $50,000 for
successfully completing the first, non-stop trans-Atlantic plane flight.
1932 - Gaston Means was sentenced to 15 years for fraud in the Lindbergh
1944 - American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during
World War II.
1958 - Greece severed military ties to Turkey because of the Cypress
1964 - The last French troops left Algeria.
1981 - The U.S. agreed to provide Pakistan with $3 billion in military
and economic aid from October 1982 to October 1987.
1982 - In the capital city of Stanley, the Falklands war ended as
Argentine troops surrendered to the British.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court reinforced its position on abortion by
striking down state and local restriction on abortions.
1985 - U.S. Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was killed by the hijackers of
1986 - Pravda, the Communist Party newspaper, reported that the chief
engineer of the Chernobyl nuclear plant was dismissed for mishandling
the incident at the plant.
1989 - In Shanghai three Chinese workers were sentenced to death for
setting fire to a train during a pro-democracy protest.
1992 - It was ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court that the government could
kidnap criminal suspects from foreign countries for prosecution.
1992 - U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle instructed a student to spell
"potato" with an "e" on the end during a spelling bee. He had relied on
a faulty flash card that had been written by the student's teacher.
1995 - During the O.J. Simpson murder trial, O.J. was asked to put on a
pair of gloves. The gloves were said to have been worn by the killer on
the night of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. The gloves
appeared not to fit.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state prison inmates are
protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2006 - The U.S. Supreme Court said that judges cannot throw out evidence
collected by police who have search warrants but do not properly
announced their arrival.
Nebraska nuke plant totally surrounded by floodwaters
Most levees around the Missouri River are built to withstand surge
waters for three to four days, according to Nebraska Emergency
Management officials. This year, they likely will face punishing amounts
of water for several months as the Army Corps of Engineers releases
record amounts of water from Gavins Point. Video: Nebraska Nuclear
Plant: Emergency Level 4 & About to Get Worse - June 14, 2011
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Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuke Plant
A fire  in an electrical switch room on Tuesday briefly knocked out
cooling for a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the Fort Calhoun
nuclear plant  outside Omaha, Neb., plant officials said.
The UN and property rights
The land policy of the United Nations was first officially articulated
at the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I), held
in Vancouver, May 31 - June 11, 1976. Agenda Item 10 of the Conference
Report sets forth the UN's official policy on land. The Preamble says...
LIMITED's SPECIALIZED, LEGALLY INTIMIDATING NO TRESPASSING SIGNS
We have known from specific incidents involving government code
enforcement officers and private property owners, that a
strongly-worded, NO TRESPASSING sign will, in most cases, keep code
enforcement officers off of your property so that they can't look around
and find alleged code infractions to charge you with and then extort
money from you by levying huge penalties and fines for trumped up
charges. To stop these government types in their tracts, we have
researched and have printed a VERY LARGE, highly-visible, copyrighted,
legally powerful NO TRESPASSING sign to thwart these folks from coming
on your land.
Boehner warns Obama that Libya will violate war powers
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent President Obama a letter
Tuesday afternoon warning him that the operation in Libya will be
violating the War Powers Resolution by this Sunday, which marks the 90th
day of U.S. military involvement in the country.
The Environmental Working Group's 5th annual guide to safe and effective
sunscreens features ratings for more than 1,700 sunscreens and SPF lip
balms, moisturizers and makeups.
FDA Calls For Stricter Standards For Sunscreen
Richard Russell Warns of "Great Depression No. 2"
US jobs data is ugly, and getting uglier. The housing double dip has
been confirmed. American homes have lost 33% of their value, on average,
since the 2006 peak. That's worse than the drop during Great Depression
No. 1, and the bottom is not even in yet. Adding to economic turmoil is
price inflation, which is picking up. So even if stocks and other assets
stay flat, investors will lose purchasing power.
Obama Campaign Sends Around Misleading DNC Video on GOP Debate
President Obama’s 2012 campaign is sending out a DNC video titled “What
in the world are they talking about?” suggesting the candidates spoke
only about sharia law, an anti-gay-marriage amendment, repealing health
care, Sarah Palin, and the space program.
Thousands of Macy's
Employees Set to Strike at Midnight; Company Trying to Pay Workers Less
as it Makes Record Profits
How's this for a deal? When their contract expires at midnight tonight,
Macy's employees will start to see eroded earnings, higher healthcare
costs, less paid time off, and fewer opportunities to advance within the
company, while the department store's CEO will continue to enjoy a
multimillion-dollar compensation package (it totaled $15 million last
sets new record at 469,000 acres
EAGAR, Ariz (Reuters) – The wildfire that has roared out of control for
more than two weeks through the pine forests of eastern Arizona set a
record on Tuesday as the largest in state history, having consumed over
Dietitians Are Buying Coke’s Line: Sugar, Fluoride, Artificial Colors
are SAFE for Children!
We wish we could say we are surprised. Registered dietitians are now
being given formal education by the Coca-Cola Company on how safe its
7 Companies You Can Trust to Use BPA-Free Cans
Here's a startling, almost amazing fact. Eden Organic has been canning
beans since 1999 in BPA (bisphenol-A) free cans. For a decade. Concerns
about BPA keep mounting - in January the FDA reversed its 2008 stance to
say it was "concerned" about BPA and recommended limited exposure. So
why don't all food manufacturers follow Eden's lead?
The European E. Coli Outbreak: The Real Story
When people began to die from E. coli poisoning in Europe, the first
thing we heard was that organic cucumbers were to blame, or if not, that
organic tomatoes or lettuce were. There wasn’t a shred of evidence for
this, but the Internet began to fill up with people swearing off organic
The Babies and Young Children Are Dying
There now exists a new rule-of-thumb regarding the media: the less the
media says about something the more dangerous it is. The thing that
tells us we are in serious danger is the almost complete absence of
anything in the papers about the dangers coming from Fukushima. The news
is so bad that they cannot and will not print anything about it. But now
we have very disturbing reports about a 35% spike in infant mortality in
Northwest cities since the meltdown in Fukushima.
Apples Lead EWG's 'Dirty Dozen' List
USDA says in its latest report, released last month, that less than
one-third of 1 percent of the food samples it tested contained pesticide
residues exceeding the safe intake tolerances set by the Environmental
Apples top list for pesticide contamination
(CBS News) That shiny little apple you're eating has a dirty little
surprise. At least, that's what a food safety watchdog claims in its
annual examination of government produce tests.
Leaked study shows companies advised Pentagon on cyber-sabotage against
LONDON — Private computer experts advised U.S. officials on how
cyberattacks could damage Libya’s oil and gas infrastructure and rob
Moammar Gadhafi’s regime of crucial oil
revenue, according to a study obtained by hackers.
Hackers break into Senate computers
The Senate's website was hacked over the weekend, leading to a review of
all of its websites, in the latest embarrassing breach of security to
hit a major U.S.-based institution.
Missing Iraq money may have been stolen, auditors say
U.S. Defense officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion,
sent by the planeload in cash and intended for Iraq's reconstruction
after the start of the war.
Report: Grand jury probing possible CIA war crimes in Iraq
A federal prosecutor has launched a secret grand jury to investigate
possible CIA war crimes at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Time magazine
Obama: If Debt
Limit Not Raised, Financial Crisis Possible
President Barack Obama warned Tuesday there could be another global
financial crisis if the U.S. Congress fails to raise the national debt
Obama fundraiser underwhelms
Granted, it was a fundraiser, not a free rally. But the empty seats were
hard to miss. The top level of the 2,200-seat concert hall at the
Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts was entirely empty, as were
the seats along the side of the second and third levels.
Ron Paul at GOP Debate: Defender of the Constitution
Corporate media glosses over Paul’s performance, gushes over Michelle
Social Security makes $6.5B in overpayments
WASHINGTON — Social Security made $6.5 billion in overpayments to people
not entitled to receive them in 2009, including $4 billion under a
supplemental income program for the very poor, a government investigator
Senate votes to keep $6B in ethanol subsidies
The Senate has rejected a move to end $6 billion in tax subsidies for
ethanol producers. The amendment, offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.),
was defeated, 40-59. Joining Coburn were 34 Republicans.
BREAKING – major AAS solar announcement: Sun’s Fading Spots Signal Big
Drop in Solar Activity
“If we are right, this could be the last solar maximum we’ll see for a
few decades,” Hill said. “That would affect everything from space
exploration to Earth’s climate.”
Obama’s SmartGrid plans
“On Monday, the Obama administration announced the next steps that the
US will take to build its 21st century electric grid, and Information
Technology is expected to play a big part in the plans. The White House
hosted a 90-minute media event called ‘Building the 21st Century
Electric Grid’ and is releasing a new report on what it will take for
lawmakers and the private sector to come together to solve this aspect
of the energy challenge.”
Chinese Spying Devices Installed on Hong Kong Cars
An Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at City University of
Hong Kong, Zheng Liming, took apart one of the devices and confirmed
that it can listen in on conversations. And the range is extensive, he
said. “The signal receiving range is up to 20km, which means if the
device installer wants to, they can listen even when the vehicles are in
Hong Kong,” he said.
Wireless chips and probes could monitor orthopedic implants
The Ortho-Tag system consists of a small radio-frequency identification
(RFID) chip, and a handheld receiving probe. The chip would be loaded up
with information that future health care providers might need to know,
then attached to the prosthesis prior to implantation.
German blimp pilot sacrificed life to save passengers
The pilot of a Goodyear blimp that bust into flames and crashed in
Germany on Sunday night gave up his own life to save his passengers,
officials are saying.
U.S. regulators warned Kellogg Co that they found the illness-causing
bacterium listeria monocytogenes while inspecting a company cookie plant
in Augusta, Georgia
In a letter dated June 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it
found "significant violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice
(CGMP) regulations for food manufacturers". FDA said Kellogg had 15
working days following receipt of the letter to outline what it planned
to do to correct the violations. Where is the SWAT team?
Tennessee Tracking Three Strains of E. coli
Clusters of E. coli infection reported in Eastern Tennessee could be the
"new normal" as non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)
take their place beside O157, making outbreaks all that...
Hold those drugs, doctor
(Reuters Health) - U.S. doctors are too quick to reach for their
prescription pads, according to a new report urging them to think more
about side effects and non-drug alternatives.
FDA issues new rules for sunscreen labeling
Sunscreen labeling for the first time will be allowed to claim that the
products protect against skin cancer and early skin aging. Sunscreens
will no longer be able to carry an SPF value higher than 50, the FDA
says, because there isn't sufficient evidence to show that an SPF higher
than 50 provides greater protection.
*** Are you concerned about repelling ticks, wasps, mosquitoes, and
black flies? Fortunately, there are natural, chemical free, alternatives
that effectively repel these pests. Making your own all-natural insect
repellent with essential oils is easy and fun to do. Below, you will
find some interesting links:
Grow your own mosquito repellent
Catnip ranks high on the list of natural bug-busters and evidently with
Easily Custom Make Your Own Insect Repellent
Essential oils are particularly good for different types of bugs.
Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe
It's easy to make your own natural mosquito repellent.
Aromatherapy Insect Repellent Recipe
This more gentle insect repellent only requires a few reasonably priced
essential oils and other ingredients, has a pleasant aroma, and can be
quite effective in keeping the little itchy critters away.
Handmade Organic Mosquito Repellent
If you don't have fresh lemon grass, try lemon grass essential oil,
which is easy to find and not very expensive.
The Scentual Life: Insect repellents with essential oils
Most pungent smelling essential oils, like lemongrass, lemon myrtle,
citronella, geranium and lemon tea tree have some insect-repelling
properties, especially mosquitoes and black flies. The same goes for
most mints, like peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree oils, which send
ticks fleeing. Even strong herbal essential oils, like thyme and
rosemary will help, as will patchouli (which some may argue would repel
people as well!) and cedarwood.
History - Tuesday - June 14, 2011
1775 - The Continental Army was founded by the Second Continental
Congress for purposes of common defense. This event is considered to be
the birth of the United States Army. On
June 15, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief.
1777 - The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and
Stripes" as the national flag of the United States. The Flag Resolution
stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen
stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars,
white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
1834 - Isaac Fischer Jr. patented sandpaper.
1841 - The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston.
1846 - A group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of
1893 - Philadelphia observed the first Flag Day.
1900 - Hawaii became a U.S. territory.
1922 - Warren G. Harding became the first U.S. president to be heard on
radio. The event was the dedication of the Francis Scott Key memorial at
1940 - The Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in
1940 - German troops entered Paris. As Paris became occupied loud
speakers announced the implementation of a curfew being imposed for 8
1943 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schoolchildren could not be
made to salute the U.S. flag if doing so conflicted with their religious
1944 - Sixty U.S. B-29 Superfortress' attacked an iron and steel works
factory on Honshu Island. It was the first U.S. raid against mainland
1949 - The state of Vietnam was formed.
1951 - "Univac I" was unveiled. It was a computer designed for the U.S.
Census Bureau and billed as the world's first commercial computer.
1952 - The Nautilus was dedicated. It was the first nuclear powered
1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the
words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
1954 - Americans took part in the first nation-wide civil defense test
against atomic attack.
1965 - A military triumvirate took control in Saigon, South Vietnam.
1985 - The 17-day hijacking of TWA flight 847 began. The hijackers were
Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists.
1996 - The FBI released that the White House had done bureau background
reports on at leat 408 people without justification.
2002 - Twelve people were killed and 50 were injured when a car bomb was
used to attack the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.
UPDATE: Cedar Falls City Council OKs controversial lock box ordinance
About 55 people attended the meeting Monday night, most opposed to lock
boxes. A dozen spoke out against the ordinance, while just one citizen
voiced support for it. After the council made its vote, Judd Saul, an
organizer of the opposition, uttered "thanks for ignoring the citizens"
as he left the council chambers.
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Agenda 21 is being implemented in plain sight, one small piece at a time
90% of Petraeus’s Captured ‘Taliban’ Were Civilians
The timing of Petraeus’s claim of Taliban fighters captured or killed,
moreover, indicates that he knew that four out of five of those he was
claiming as “captured Taliban rank and file” were not Taliban fighters
White House to cut access to half of federal websites
As part of the Obama administration’s campaign to promote transparency,
the White House announced today it intends to eliminate the public’s
access to half of the federal government’s websites within the next
year. The White House said there are nearly 2,000 websites operated by
the federal government, which it said confuses people.
FBI expands agents’ investigative power
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to
its roughly 14,000 agents — allowing them more leeway to search
databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to
scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.
Your Home Priced In Gold Has Declined 80% Since 2001
Gold had a great decade. Housing did not. Put them together and you get
a dramatic trend. The gold it took to buy a house in 2001 -- 600 ounces
-- could buy six houses today.
Narco gangster reveals the underworld
The elderly are killed. Young women are raped. And able-bodied men are
given hammers, machetes and sticks and forced to fight to the death. In
one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a
drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped
highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiatorlike fights to
groom fresh assassins.
Congressional Travel Spikes, Despite Vows of Austerity
With America's economy in the gutter, lawmakers pledge to cut
back—except, apparently, when it comes to fancy trips around the globe
at the expense of taxpayers and special interests. Laura Colarusso
reports on the troubling spike in congressional travel.
Drop that Toy: TSA Confronts Man With The Mental Capacity of Two Year
No longer is there an excuse. If you elect to fly, you are endorsing the
sort of behavior the man below suffered. If you fly because your
business requires it, I feel sorry for you. But if you fly because it is
more convenient than driving or taking a train or a bus, you’re
encouraging the TSA to abuse the mentally disabled and molest six year
olds. This will not stop until the airlines fear bankruptcy due to lost
US Is in Even
Worse Shape Financially Than Greece: Gross
When adding in all of the money owed to cover future liabilities in
entitlement programs the US is actually in worse financial shape than
Greece and other debt-laden European countries, Pimco's Bill Gross told
Facebook loses 6M U.S. users in May
Computerworld - Facebook may continue to gain users, but the world's
biggest social network isn't gaining them as quickly as it has been and
is actually losing users in the U.S. CIA Book, you continue to amaze me.
Perhaps your users don't like all of your privacy violations, including
your most recent facial recognition addition.
Digital Black Friday: First Bitcoin "Depression" Hits
Today modern exchanges automatically close to prevent such catastrophic
sell offs. Or, they do in the real world, at least. But on June 10, a
new kind of market -- Bitcoins suffered a massive decline, that may
signal the start of the world's first digital depression.
Midwesterners brace for new Missouri River flooding
On Sunday, releases at Fort Peck Dam were set to increase to 65,000
cubic feet per second, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Missouri River levees breaks near Iowa-Mo. border
HAMBURG, Iowa – The rising Missouri River has ruptured two levees in
northwest Missouri, sending torrents of floodwaters over rural farmland
toward the Iowa town of Hamburg and the Missouri resort town of Big
Lake. Both levee failures happened Monday morning.
'Strong possibility' tornado deadly fungus, secret morgues links to Gulf
"Consider the very strong possibility that the Oil/Corexit/GM
micro-biology is now being deposited throughout the Eastern USA as a
result of evaporation from the Gulf of Mexico," stated former top oil
executive turned top Gulf oil whistleblower Ian Crane today.
Californians Urged Get Ready For Earthquakes
Experts say a much bigger temblor, possibly of magnitude 7.8, is likely
to hit near Los Angeles on the southern San Andreas Fault in coming
years. It could result in thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in
Soil Samples From California Show Cesium 137 at Highest Level Since
The latest test results from UCB show Cs137 levels at the highest levels
since April and levels seem to be rising.
Mysterious new outbreak leaves doctors in India puzzled
The new virus is far more potent and different from the ones that have
struck in previous years, said doctors. "This one has been attacking the
respiratory system which makes it more risky.
Organic farming helping soldiers with PTSD
there is one group of Americans that are not sitting on their hands
anymore and they have come together and formed the Farmer Veteran
Coalition. According to the FVC, “The mission of the Farmer-Veteran
Coalition is to mobilize our food and farming community to create
healthy and viable futures for America’s veterans by enlisting their
help to build our green economy, rebuild our rural communities and
secure a safe and healthy food supply.” They are taking PTSD veterans
and teaching them how to farm organically.
Farm to Table: a DC restaurant celebrates locavore food
Restaurants that serve "farm to table" food are the newest trend, and in
Washington DC, there are more than a few restaurants that use locally
“BPA-Free” Is No Guarantee
Unfortunately, a “BPA-free” label offers no assurance that a product
won’t leach chemicals with estrogenic activity (EA), according to a
study appearing in the online March 2 issue of Environmental Health
Perspectives. In fact, the study measured EA leaching from all sorts of
food-contact plastic products made with resins other than polycarbon.
Smart Plastics Guide Healthier Food Uses of Plastics
Use of plastics in cooking and food storage can carry health risks,
especially when hormone-disrupting chemicals from some plastics leach
into foods and beverages. Plastic manufacturing and incineration creates
air and water pollution and exposes workers to toxic chemicals.
New York may ban food stamp soda purchases
Mayor Bloomberg says the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program
should live up to its name. That means you should not be allowed to
purchase products such as soda that have no nutritional value
Researchers discover link between sugar consumption and mental illness
Research published in Neuroscience in 2002 found a high fat, high sugar
diet reduces a key growth hormone in the brain necessary for memory and
learning. Research into the correlation between diet and mental illness
is finally expanding. This new research is shedding much needed light on
the reality that diet does play a role in the incidence of mental
Meditation no longer just for hippies, Buddhists, weirdoes or foreigners
US Marines, corporate America, Google Executives, in fact 40 percent of
the country has turned to meditation for healing! The proof is found in
over 1200 recent medical studies the most recent one down by Harvard
Medical School. We have recently heard that your brain grows from
meditation, the areas that cause you to focus more and have more
10 Health Benefits of Ginger
More than $6 billion in Iraq reconstruction funds lost
The Iraqi and U.S. governments have been unable to account for a
substantial chunk of the billions of dollars in reconstruction aid the
Bush administration literally airlifted into the country. If the cash
proves to have been stolen, the heist could represent "the largest theft
of funds in national history," according to a report in the Los Angeles
Sen. Graham: Military intervention in Syria should be ‘on the table’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that it’s time to consider
international intervention in Syria to avoid the further “slaughter” of
people there by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. “If it made sense to
protect the Libyan people against Gadhafi, and it did because they were
going to get slaughtered if we hadn’t sent NATO in when he was on the
outskirts of Benghazi, the question for the world [is], have we gotten
to that point in Syria,” Graham said on the CBS' "Face the Nation."
Republicans assail Obama, not each other in debate
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican White House hopefuls condemned
President Barack Obama's handling of the economy from the opening
moments of their first major debate of the campaign season Monday night,
and pledged emphatically to repeal his historic year-old health care
Illinois is so broke considers ads on license plates
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois is so hard up for money that it's
studying the possibility of selling ads on state license plates. The
idea is to offer special corporate-sponsored plates. Drivers would get a
discount on the price, and businesses would put their logos on the
Alabama Town's Failed Pension Is Warning to Cities and States
PRICHARD, Ala. — This struggling small city on the outskirts of Mobile
was warned for years that if it did nothing, its pension fund would run
out of money by 2009. Right on schedule, its fund ran dry.
ID Proposal for Prepaid Phones Raises “Privacy, Access and Safety”
The Suffolk County Legislature is considering a requirement that buyers
of prepaid cell phones provide two forms of identification before making
the purchase, and that local retailers hold onto that information for at
least three years.
It's SNOWING in Wales - but Britain is officially in a drought
Tourists in Wales were left frozen and shocked when snow started to
fall, despite it being mid-June. The blizzard-like conditions had
holidaymakers running for shelter in Snowdonia - just as it was being
announced that large parts of Wales and England are officially suffering
VIDEO: Italians reject nuclear power with referendum
Italians were celebrating in Rome after voters dealt premier Silvio
Berlusconi a serious political blow on Monday, overturning laws passed
by his government to revive nuclear energy, privatise the water supply
and help him avoid prosecution.
US government spends millions administering street drugs to monkeys in
the name of research
Government abuse and waste of taxpayer dollars takes many forms. Perhaps
one of the most outrageous is the countless millions that are spent in
the form of grants that fund "scientific research."
Could prenatal DNA testing open Pandora's box?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test
that lays bare the DNA of your fetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal
not only medical conditions like Down syndrome, but also things like eye
color and height. And the risk for developing depression or Alzheimer's
disease. And the chances of being gay.
National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society skewered in new
book by leading cancer expert
(NaturalNews) A new book by leading cancer expert, Dr. Samuel S.
Epstein, skewers the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer
Society and blames the organizations for America losing the war against
Secret GM wheat experiments begin in Australia
(NaturalNews) Australia's first trial of genetically modified wheat and
barley is under way near Narrabri, New South Wales in the south-eastern
area of the country. The goal of the GM wheat is said to be more
History - Monday - June 13, 2011
1825 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Hunt then then sold the
rights for $400.
1866 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the
U.S. Congress. It was ratified on July 9, 1868. The amendment was
designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of
recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or
abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States,
depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due
process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the
equal protection of the laws.
1888 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Labor.
1898 - The Canadian Yukon Territory was organized.
1912 - Captain Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump
from an airplane in Jefferson, Mississippi.
1920 - The U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be
sent by parcel post.
1927 - For the first time, an American Flag was displayed from the right
hand of the Statue of Liberty.
1940 - Paris was evacuated before the German advance on the city.
1943 - German spies landed on Long Island, New York. They were soon
1944 - Germany launched 10 of its new V1 rockets against Britain from a
position near the Channel coast. Of the 10 rockets only 5 landed in
Britain and only one managed to kill (6 people in London).
1966 - The landmark "Miranda vs. Arizona" decision was issued by the
U.S. Supreme Court. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be
informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by
1967 - Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall was nominated by President
Lyndon B. Johnson to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme
1971 - The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers". The
articles were a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.
1977 - James Earl Ray was recaptured after his escape from prison 3 days
1979 - Sioux Indians were awarded $105 million in compensation for the
U.S. seizure in 1877 of their Black Hills in South Dakota.
1981 - At a parade in London a teen-ager fired six-blank shots at Queen
1983 - The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first
spacecraft to leave the solar system. It was launched in March 1972. The
first up-close images of the planet Jupiter were provided by Pioneer 10.
1988 - The Liggett Group, a cigarette manufacturer, was found liable for
a lung-cancer death. They were, however, found innocent by the federal
jury of misrepresenting the risks of smoking.
1994 - A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found Exxon Corp. and Captain Joseph
Hazelwood to be reckless in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
1994 - O.J. Simpson was questioned by Los Angeles police concerning the
deaths of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
1995 - France announced that they would conduct eight more nuclear tests
in the South Pacific.
1996 - In Montana, the 81-day standoff between the Freemen and the FBI
ended when the anti-government group surrendered.
1997 - The same Denver jury that convicted Timothy McVeigh of the 1995
bombing of a federal building in Oklahama City recommended the death
penalty for his crime.
2000 - In Pyongyang, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il welcomed South
Korea's President Kim Dae for a three-day summit. It was the first such
meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea.
Tube: PENTAGON BRIEFING FUNVAX - A New Vaccine to cure you of Religious
Does this briefing room "Pentagon Room: BC232" even exist? A close
source says "NOT"!!! Anyone out there that may verify this
Collapse Barter Items And Trade Skills
To be sure, this list is a summary of items that will have high value
during and after a breakdown scenario.
THE LOW LEVEL
We research the health effects of ionising radiation
We demand a re-evaluation of the risks of radioactive pollution
First photos of smiling Gabrielle Giffords released since shooting show
few signs of wound
Images of a smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were posted Sunday on her
Facebook page, two photos that show her with shorter, darker hair but
few signs that she suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
12 More Signs That Society Is Collapsing
Our economy is dying, the American people have lost faith in the
government and in almost all of our other major institutions, and our
society is collapsing. Read More...
2 Thoughts For The Day from our friend Mike Tawse in UK
If We Do Not Defend Our Rights
A Single Candle
IMF hit by 'very major' cyber security attack
he IMF is saying very little, beyond confirming that an incident has
taken place, but on the face of it this looks like a serious attack on
computer systems holding some very sensitive data.
CHART: Who Funds The IMF?
The correct answer is... you.
U.S. adds formaldehyde to list of carcinogens
(Reuters) - The government on Friday added formaldehyde, a substance
found in plastics and other commonly used products, to a list of known
carcinogens and warned that the chemical styrene might cause cancer.
Formaldehyde Poisoning from Aspartame
The Center for Behavioral Medicine showed that the only studies which
didn't find problems with aspartame where those funded by the
The Hidden Formaldehyde In Everyday Products
Producers are tricky, and their business sometimes involves tricking
consumers. They trick us into buying very handy products for cleaning,
deodorizing, softening, smoothing, and beautifying that often contain
Video: Muslim Americans in the U.S. Military Considered as Possible
Terrorists Discuss Betrayal
Muslims in the U.S. Army were accused of a conspiracy to poison
Homeless homecoming: Bank refuses to delay foreclosure on home of
soldier returning from Iraq
Mr Collette’s bank has decided to foreclose on the property in Bend,
Oregon, even though it means Aaron, 20, will have nowhere to go. The
eviction will be in breach of the law which bans banks from foreclosing
on the families of serving soldiers, but JPMorgan Chase will carry on
Police arrest 5 more activists for feeding homeless
Orlando police arrested five more activists from behind a makeshift
buffet table at Lake Eola Park on Wednesday evening, bringing to a dozen
the number charged in the past week with violating city restrictions on
feeding the homeless.
City Government demands all keys to properties belonging to Cedar Falls
An unfunded city-wide mandate forcing the citizens of Cedar Falls to
provide the government keys to their commercial properties via "lock
boxes." This includes businesses, apartments, and some rental houses.
The U.S. and its misplaced nation-building
America’s costly efforts at nation-building in Afghanistan and Iraq came
under intense scrutiny this month in critical reports and a gloomy
Senate hearing that prompted a memorable line: “If there is any nation
in the world that really needs nation-building right now, it is the
NSA Declassifies 200-Year-Old Book
A cryptology instruction book, 202 years old. A photograph, from 1919.
These are just some of the items that, if you had seen them, would have
irreparably damaged U.S. national security. At least, that’s what the
American intelligence community would have you believe.
Two mortgage execs sentenced to prison in $3 billion fraud
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The treasurer of what was the nation's largest
private mortgage lender has been sentenced to six years in prison for
her role in a $3 billion fraud that contributed to the sixth-largest
bank collapse in U.S. history.
10 Really Stupid Things The Mainstream Media Has Said About The
Bilderberg Group In 2011
Every year since 1954, the Bilderberg Group has been holding these
meetings. For years, even the existence of this group was denied. On
U.S. talk shows anyone that dared to suggest that the Bilderberg Group
existed was mocked as a "conspiracy theorist".
The A.T.M. that can tell if you're lying:
Russian bank testing ultimate security machine that recognises your
voice, takes fingerprints and scans your face. It also detects lies and
emotional distress – to prevent credit fraud, of course.
Spain arrests Anonymous members over Sony attack
(Reuters) - Spanish police arrested three men suspected to be members of
the hacker group Anonymous on Friday, charging them with organizing
cyber attacks against the websites of Sony Corp, banks and governments
-- but not the recent massive hacking of PlayStation gamers.
Lawsuit raises issue of physicians asking patients for firearms details
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a law
that says doctors and other medical personnel cannot ask patients about
gun ownership or guns in their homes and record the responses unless it
is connected to the medical treatment.
Weiner heads to rehab as Pelosi, party leaders call on him to resign
Weiner's pulling out -- for a little while, at least. Serial-sexting
Congressman Anthony Weiner headed off to rehab and will seek a leave of
absence, as Nancy Pelosi and other Dems demanded he quit following his
admission to sending private Twitter messages to a 17-year-old girl.
Just How Many People Showed Up at 6.11 No-Nuke Demonstrations on June
There were at least 14 events in Tokyo that were carried live on the
net. Including the events that weren’t net-casted, there were over 20
events in Tokyo alone. Throughout Japan, the 6.11 No-Nukes site lists
174 events worldwide.
Japan To Deal With Radioactive Sewage By Using It To Produce Cement
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is
going to allow radioactive sewage sludge to be recycled as cement
materials. Starting with the sludge with several hundred becquerels per
kilogram of cesium, and gradually expand to the sludge with higher
radiation as long as it is “confirmed “safe”.
Alabama tornado recovery: FEMA rejections vex April storm victims
Jonathan and Lisa Stewart and their children, Haley and Noah, lost their
house in the April 27 tornado that devastated Pleasant Grove. After a
FEMA inspection, they received a letter from the agency saying the
damage was insufficient to qualify for a grant.
What Dow Chemical Doesn’t Want You to Know About Your Water
Dow is the country’s largest chemical maker, and profits handsomely from
developing some of the world’s most polluting products, many of which
are widely used in industrial and consumer goods as well as agriculture.
Organic Food May Become a Thing of the Past
Riceland Foods is the largest rice cooperative in the U.S. The
cooperative filed suit against the Bayer Corporation for damages it
suffered as a result of Bayer's unapproved genetically-modified rice
contaminating natural long-grain rice -- one of hundreds of similar
lawsuits that have been filed against Bayer in federal and state courts.
Imagine, if you will, a world in which health sciences, disease control,
cancer research, bio-weapons research, vaccine development,
biotechnology, food and agriculture, national defense, and chemical
companies all work together under the military...
Criminalization of Healthy Food
Two weeks after the United States passed its most restrictive
legislation yet against health freedoms (the Food Safety Modernization
Act, S.510), its Canadian counterpart, Bill C-36, was passed into law
Want to prevent diabetes? Take more omega-3, says new research
(NaturalNews) Consuming omega-3 fatty acids may help lower your risk of
diabetes, according to two recent studies. The studies, one based in the
US, the other in Singapore, found adults with higher levels of omega-3
fats were less likely to develop diabetes.
Olive Leaf Extract Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure
A new study, conducted at the University of Indonesia, has proven that
the olive leaf extract Benolea from Frutarom is as efficient as the
widely used pharmaceutical Captopril in lowering elevated blood pressure
levels. conventional drug.
Foods That Boost Circulation.
Maintaining proper blood circulation is vital for your overall health,
as healthy blood flow helps transport nutrients and oxygen to your
organs and removes wastes. The process also aids in the healing of
wounds and reduces the risk of infection.
US congressman says Iraq should repay war costs
BAGHDAD (AFP) - A US congressman called on Friday for Iraq to repay a
portion of the "mega-dollars" that Washington has spent since the
overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, at a news conference in Baghdad.
Up to 15,000 killed in Libya war: U.N. rights expert
GENEVA (Reuters) – An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people have been killed
on both sides in four months of fighting in Libya, according to Cherif
Bassiouni, who led a U.N. Human Rights Council mission to Tripoli and
rebel-held areas in late April.
Bombshell: Swiss Parliamentarians to Force Way Into Bilderberg
Dominic Schreiber of We Are Change in Switzerland appeared on the Alex
Jones Show today and said a number of Swiss MPS are moving forward with
an effort to have Bilderberg member and war criminal Henry Kissinger and
China ratings house says US defaulting: report
A Chinese ratings house has accused the United States of defaulting on
its massive debt, state media said Friday, a day after Beijing urged
Washington to put its fiscal house in order. "In our opinion, the United
States has already been defaulting," Guan Jianzhong, president of Dagong
Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd., the only Chinese agency that gives
sovereign ratings, was quoted by the Global Times saying.
Many of us won’t be able to retire until our 80s
BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- We all think it’s a panacea. If you don’t have
enough money saved for retirement, you’ve got a few ways to close the
gap between what you have and what you need in your nest egg: Save more,
invest more aggressively, and/or work longer.
Taxpayers on the Hook for Retiree Costs for Federal Contractors
A surprising new government report shows that taxpayers have been
footing the bill for retiree benefits not just for federal workers, but
for independent freelance contractors who do work for the government as
Citigroup: Hackers Accessed Credit Card Data
HONG KONG Citigroup Inc. said Thursday that hackers accessed the credit
card information of tens of thousands of its North American customers.
The bank said it recently discovered during routine monitoring that
account information for about 1 percent of customers was viewed.
Texas Sheriff's Office Issues Domestic Terrorism Warning
BANDERA, Texas -- The Bandera County Sheriff's Office issued a warning
Thursday to citizens about an anti-government movement known for acts of
domestic terrorism. The law enforcement agency said followers of The
Sovereign Citizens Movement have been known to carry out violent acts,
including killing law enforcement officers and other public servants.
Alaska emails may shine light on Sarah Palin
(Reuters) - The state of Alaska has released copies of some of former
governor Sarah Palin's emails, a move that could shed new light on how
the possible presidential contender conducted business in office.
Watchdog says top U.S. nuclear cop "ruling by intimidation"
(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. nuclear safety regulator loses his
temper and uses threats and intimidation to try to get his way, the
agency's own independent watchdog said in a report.
Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuclear Plant:
A fire in an electrical switch room on Tuesday briefly knocked out
cooling for a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the Fort Calhoun
nuclear plant outside Omaha, Neb., plant officials said.
Nuclear engineer ARNIE GUNDERSEN discusses the flood, fire, coolant
loss, and ongoing dangers at Fort Calhoun Nuke near Omaha
Audio: Nuclear engineer ARNIE GUNDERSEN discusses the flood, fire,
coolant loss, and ongoing dangers at Fort Calhoun Nuke near Omaha.
Download audio here.
More Tepco Shareholders Seeking Nuclear Phaseout
TOKYO (Nikkei)--A total of 402 shareholders at Tokyo Electric Power Co.
(9501) have jointly submitted a resolution urging a withdrawal from
nuclear power operations, the utility revealed in a notice for its
Japan Censors Tests Showing Radiation In Tea Above Legal Limits Over 300
Miles From Fukushima
Japan orders tea manufacturer to withhold radiation test results from
the public because it “may spread unnecessary fear” after nuclear
radiation is detected in tea above legal limits 300 miles from
Is Your Governor For Sale to the EPA?
Congress failed 3 times to pass laws (HR 2421, S. 1879 and S. 787) for
federal control over almost all water, so the EPA and Army Corps of
Engineers are declaring jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
Facebook Is Now Using Facial Recognition Technology – Have You Checked
Your Privacy Settings Lately?
The days when you could be "anonymous" on the Internet are long gone.
Social media networks like Facebook are a lot of fun, but you should
expect to have absolutely zero privacy while using them.
UN study finds 1 billion world-wide with disabilities; many face stigma,
lack of services
The first-ever "World Report on Disability" also found that "few
countries have adequate mechanisms in place to respond to the needs of
people with disabilities," including between 110 million and 190 million
who experience significant difficulties.
Scientists warn of deadly shellfish in part of Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Public health officials warned Alaskans to
avoid eating shellfish they harvest from the southeastern tip of the
state after high concentrations of a poison than can kill humans was
CDC considering adding meningococcal vaccine to childhood vaccine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices plans to examine the possibility of
adding the meningococcal vaccine for infants into its regular childhood
Photographic Evidence: NATO Bombed Libya’s Nasser University
The U.S.-NATO war on the African nation of Libya is not for humanitarian
purposes when a major university is the target.
New quakes rock New Zealand's Christchurch
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFP) – A series of powerful earthquakes,
including one of magnitude 6.0, rocked New Zealand's stricken city of
Christchurch on Monday causing further damage.
Japan not hit by 9.0 quake? False flag nuclear weaponry actually
destroyed Fukushima, claims report
(NaturalNews) What if the alleged 9.0+ magnitude mega earthquake that
was said to have hit off the coast of Japan back on March 11 never
actually happened, and the resultant tsunami that destroyed the
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...
Radioactive mushrooms contaminated in Chernobyl disaster seized at
Investigators initially thought the radiation was linked to food
affected by the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan
two months ago. But they decided Chernobyl was the culprit...
E.coli patients may need kidney transplants
The aggressive enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria can cause
haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney complaint.
The killer bug has claimed at least 33 lives and has left some 3,000
people ill across 14 countries.
Stealth Vaccine Laws Allow Children to Consent to Vaccines
(NaturalNews) A current California bill, AB 499, would "allow a minor
who is 12 years of age or older to consent to medical care related to
the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease." That is, children
as young as 12 will be able to get a Gardasil or other STD vaccine
without their parents' knowledge or consent if this bill passes.
Complication from spinal product omitted from studies, reasearches have
financial ties to product's producer
(NaturalNews) In a study released Wednesday, a Stanford University
surgeon said that one of Medtronic's best-selling spinal products can
cause a condition which results in male sterility.
History - Friday - June 10, 2011
1776 - The Continental Congress appointed a committee to write a
Declaration of Independence.
1806 - New York's "Commercial Advertiser" became the first U.S.
newspaper to cover the sport of harness racing.
1854 - The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, held its first
1898 - U.S. Marines landed in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1909 - The SOS distress signal was used for the first time. The Cunard
liner SS Slavonia used the signal when it wrecked off the Azores.
1916 - Mecca, under control of the Turks, fell to the Arabs during the
Great Arab Revolt.
1935 - Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr.
1940 - Italy declared war on France and Britain. In addition, Canada
declared war on Italy.
1942 - The Gestapo massacred 173 male residents of Lidice,
Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of a Nazi official.
1943 - Laszlo Biro patented his ballpoint pen. Biro was a Hungarian
1943 - The Allies began bombing Germany around the clock.
1946 - Italy established a republic replacing its monarchy.
1967 - Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire that ended the Six-Day
1970 - A fifteen-man group of special forces troops began training for
Operation Kingpin. The operation was a POW rescue mission in North
1971 - The U.S. ended a 21-year trade embargo of China.
1984 - The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic
relations for the first time in 117 years. .
1985 - The Israeli army pulled out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of
1990 - The Civic Forum movement won Czechoslovakia's first free
elections since 1946. The movement was founded by President Vaclav
1990 - Bulgaria's former Communist Party won the country's first free
elections in more than four decades.
1995 - 26 people were killed in Medellin, Columbia, by a bomb blast that
was blamed on drug traffickers.
1996 - The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Florida Panthers in a 1-0
triple overtime game. The win ended a four-game sweep for the Stanley
1996 - Britain and Ireland opened Northern Ireland peace talks. The
IRA's political arm Sinn Fein was excluded.
1997 - Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot killed his defense chief Son Sen and
11 members of his family. He then fled his northern stronghold. The news
did not emerge for three days.
1998 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that poor children in Milwaukee
could attend religious schools at taxpayer expense.
1999 - NATO suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after Slobodan Milosevic
agreed to withdraw his forces from Kosovo.
Wichita experiences rare 'heat burst' overnight
WICHITA, Kansas -- Last night Wichita experienced a very rare weather
phenomenon known as a “Heat Burst.” At 12:22 a.m. the temperature at
Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport was 85 degrees. At 12:44 the temperature
spiked to 102 degrees.
Aggressive fungus strikes Joplin tornado victims
An aggressive fungus is striking Joplin tornado victims, contributing to
a handful of deaths. Doctors told the Springfield News-Leader that at
least nine survivors may have contracted blood-vessel invading
zygomycosis (ZEYE’-goh-meye-koh-suhs) infections.
Major U.S. banks laundering money for Mexican drug cartels
The United Nation´s Office on Drugs and Crime Executive Director Antonio
Maria Costa recently told the Austrian magazine Profil that drug money
has been the only thing that has kept many major banks in business.
Costa said: "In many instances, drug money is currently the only liquid
investment capital. In the second half of 2008, liquidity was the
banking system´s main problem and hence liquid capital became an
China Wants To Construct A 50 Square Mile Self-Sustaining City South Of
China has decided to buy up pieces of the United States and set up
"special economic zones" inside our country from which they can continue
to extend their economic domination. One of these "special economic
zones" would be just south of Boise, Idaho and the Idaho government is
eager to give it to them. China National Machinery Industry Corporation
(Sinomach for short) plans to construct a "technology zone" south of
Boise Airport which would ultimately be up to 50 square miles in size.
The Chinese Communist Party is the majority owner of Sinomach, so the
10,000 to 30,000 acre "self-sustaining city" that is being planned would
essentially belong to the Chinese government.
10 Signs That Wall Street Is About To Go Into Panic Mode
Can you smell the fear? Right now world financial markets are visibly
nervous and many are worried that Wall Street is about to go into panic
mode. It really is eerie how 2011 is shaping up to be so similar to
F16 Crashes In Wisconsin, Eyewitness Claims Nuclear Weapons On Board As
Military Plants Cover Story?
An F16 crashed in Wisconsin on Tuesday, causing the evacuation of
residents within a one mile radius of the downed aircraft. Shocking
eyewitness reports were broadcast live shortly after the crash with one
witness claiming that the aircraft carried a nuclear or chemical
Power Outage To Keep City Offices, Wayne State University Closed Friday
Mayoral spokeswoman Karen Dumas told WWJ’s Gary Lundy late Thursday that
the building will remain closed Friday. City employees are not required
to report to work, according to Dumas. She said three tie lines have
failed meaning there is no power at city buildings, for traffic lights
and some schools.
Pentagon Scientists Prepare A Vaccine Which Will End Religious
Fundamentalism: FUNVAX Video Proof
The Pentagon presentation you are about to see took place in the
Pentagon. It is date stamped 04-13-2005. Listen carefully to the
dialogue in this scientific presentation, as you will not believe your
Swine Flu Variation Emerges With Power to Resist Drugs, Researchers Say
A novel form of the swine flu virus that swept the globe in 2009 has
emerged in Australia and Singapore, carrying a genetic twist that helps
it resist Roche Holding AG (ROG)’s Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)’s
Relenza, researchers said.
The 3 Coming False Flags
False flag operations are covert operations designed to deceive the
public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being
carried out by other entities. (Wikipedia) False flags do not happen
very often, but when they do happen, they change the paradigm we operate
in. Now that we supposedly killed bin Laden last month, it seems like
the deck is clear for another one. Read More...
Gates says no hasty U.S. troop cut in Afghanistan
(Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday there would
be no hasty U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Washington
expected the same from its allies.
Jim Tucker: Libya War and Wider Middle East Conflict On Bilderberg
Tucker said the NATO action against Libya heads the Bilderberg agenda.
The globalists want to create a “big bloody war” in the region, Tucker
explained. High oil prices and exorbitant prices reflected at the pump
will be used to gain the support of the commoners for continued military
action in the Middle East.
Revolutionary Guard website praises idea of testing nuke weapon
VIENNA — An article praising the idea of Iran testing a nuclear bomb on
a Revolutionary Guard website is raising alarms in western intelligence
circles, which interpret it as evidence of strong backing in the Islamic
Republic for such a move.
Deadly NDM-1 ‘super-bug’ from India now jumps to Afghanistan
KABUL — In the June 10 issue of the CDC’s weekly Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report (MMWR) they report of an incident of another
antibiotic-resistant “superbug” in an overseas military hospital.
VIDEO: US Soldiers Tell The Truth THEY PLANTED WEAPONS & Killed innocent
Soldiers relive how they had to kill innocent people and plant weapons
'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse
In the event of nuclear war, a powerful meteor strike or even a zombie
apocalypse, the thoroughly protected doomsday plane is ready to keep the
president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff and other key
personnel in the air and out of danger.
Germany’s superbug is weaponized with Bubonic Plague DNA
Food Freedom has deliberately refrained from posting any suggestion that
Germany’s superbug is related to biowarfare, until further evidence
emerged. Various sources now corroborate this story, including...
Thousands flee uncontained Arizona fire
Blaze heading for New Mexico spews smoke, threatens electric power for
As heat-wave bakes U.S.- Butte Montana flirts with forecast of snow
One to two inches of snow is possible for Butte, however, as
temperatures warm up later this afternoon, thunderstorms could form. Now
that is a crazy weather pattern!
EPA air tests outside schools find pollution problems
The EPA's study came in response to a 2008 USA TODAY investigation that
identified hundreds of schools where the air appeared to be rife with
industrial pollution. In the past three years,
Factbox: Part of Missouri River closed, crops at risk
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday closed a part of the river to all
vessel traffic where the state lines of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri
meet. The flooding has sparked a scramble for supplies in the soymeal
cash market as several processing plants are expected to shut when flood
waters disrupt rail service in some areas.
Animapocalypse: Hundreds of Penguins Wash Up On Uruguayan Shores
As many as 600 Magallan penguins have been found dead on Uruguayan
coasts; scientists are investigating why so many penguins have died on
their way to Brazilian waters.
Janet Napolitano Visits NYU Law School to Discuss Need For Citizen Spies
omeland Security head, Janet Napolitano, continued her campus tour in a
recent stop at NYU Law School where she gave a speech about the state of
security as we approach the 10- year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks,
and following the announced death of Osama bin Laden.
TSA Considering Banning Photography Of Checkpoints
The Transportation Security Administration is considering changing its
policy on photographing security checkpoints after several videos
depicting questionable incidents between passengers and TSA screeners
were posted on Youtube.
Tennessee bans posting images that cause emotional distress
A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to post an image online that might
"frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress" to someone.
NRC Investigation Yields "New" Flaws In American Emergency Response -
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT INSPECTION FINDINGS RELEASED
The NRC released the inspection results for all 104 operating United
States nuclear power reactors, regarding their guidelines for continuing
to protect the public from accidents. Severe Accident Management
Guidelines or “SAMG” inspections were carried out following the
earthquake and tsunami that devastated the nuclear power facility at
TEPCO shares now under $2 — “Share price will just steadily trend
The shares have lost more than 90 percent of their value since the day
before the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which crippled cooling
systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, triggering reactor
MOMENTUM BUILDS AGAINST FORECLOSURE FRAUD: Massachusetts Rejects Robo-Signed
Documents As "Fraud Against Homeowners" - North Carolina Agrees
Some of us call it the rule of law. Imagine if someone attempted to
reposess your car without proof that they owned the note. How is this
Drug firms go online to test and sell medicines
LONDON (Reuters) - Prompted by the soaring cost of developing and
marketing their medicines, drug companies are embracing the Internet in
a bid to drive down costs.
Skin Cells Become Brain Cells With New Genetic Conversion Technique
A research breakthrough has proven that it is possible to reprogram
mature cells from human skin directly into brain cells, without passing
through the stem cell stage. The unexpectedly simple technique involves
activating three genes in the skin cells; genes which are already known
to be active in the formation of brain cells at the foetal stage.
Exclusive: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank
(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions
with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of
the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said on Thursday.
The next chapter for Hillary Clinton?
Pentagon sees Libya military costs soar
US military operations in Libya are on course to cost hundreds of
millions of dollars more than the Pentagon estimated, according to
figures obtained by the Financial Times.
New NASA research points to possible HAARP connection in Japan
Recent data released by Dimitar Ouzounov and colleagues from the NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland highlights some strange
atmospheric anomalies over Japan just days before the massive earthquake
and tsunami struck on March 11.
Americans' equity in their homes near a record low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Falling real estate prices are eating away at home
equity. The percentage of their homes that Americans own is near its
lowest point since World War II, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. The
average homeowner now has 38 percent equity, down from 61 percent a
The $61 Trillion Debt
If one includes Uncle Sam’s unfunded liabilities — promised future
payments the government does not expect to have revenue to cover —
Washington actually owes “a record $61.6 trillion,” according to a
recent USA Today analysis.
Goldman fined $10 million, agrees to stop trading "huddles"
Goldman Sachs Group Inc agreed on Thursday to pay a $10 million fine and
stop giving favored clients trading ideas developed at internal
gatherings known as "trading huddles."
UN Seeking to Tax and Control Food Markets
A new report released by the United Nations blames the “herd” mentality
of investors and poor regulation for volatile commodity prices,
suggesting new global “transaction” taxes on trading and more
international government involvement in controlling markets as possible
US government to set up internet Ministry of Truth as communist-style
It sounds like such an innocent idea, one rooted in "fairness" and
wrapped in good intentions. An internet "ministry of truth," run either
by the federal government or the United Nations, to protect against
"misinformation and rumors" that find their way to the information
Help Us Review the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records
On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah
Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times
reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of
reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting on NYtimes.com starting
on Friday afternoon.
Anti-obesity housing unveiled in New York
Its most notable features being two flights of stairs with lime-green
railings, small silhouettes of dancing women and jazz playing through
speakers, the Melody is a new apartment building in the Longwood section
of the Bronx, built with obesity-combating design elements in mind. It
is the first building of its kind in New York, city officials said.
Implanted Electrodes Loaded With Drugs Could Monitor Brain And Treat It
Electrode Implants Electrodes are already implanted in patient's brains
to help monitor and mitigate the effects of several neurological
conditions (in this case, Parkinson's). By giving them the ability to
administer drugs, microelectrodes could also become first responders
when the brain's chemistry or electrical signaling gets out of sync.
Is lithium the next fluoride? Medication may be added to the water
Lithium, the psychiatric drug prescribed for depression, mania and
bipolar disorder, is now being viewed as the new fluoride by some
experts. These experts are calling for the addition of lithium to the
water supply as a cure-all for social problems, including suicide,
violent crime and drug use.
Feds to start directly targeting drug company execs in health care fraud
The days of drug companies simply settling out of court every time they
break the law may soon be coming to an end. In a move that represents a
significant shift toward punishing individuals for crimes rather...
Prostate drugs raise risk of prostate cancer: FDA
(Reuters) - A class of drugs meant to improve symptoms of an enlarged
prostate gland actually increase the chance of getting a more serious
form of prostate cancer, health officials said on Thursday.
Disgruntled neighbor spurs New Jersey town to cite backyard organic
farmer for growing vegetables, demands crops be left unattended to die
Hostility towards individuals who grow food in their suburban or
semi-rural backyards appears to be on the rise, this time in the New
Jersey township of Chatham.
History - Thursday - June 9, 2011
1790 - John Barry copyrighted "Philadelphia Spelling Book." It was the
first American book to be copyrighted.
1790 - Civil war broke out in Martinique.
1923 - Bulgaria’s government was overthrown by the military.
1931 - Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.
1934 - Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphonies cartoon "The
Wise Little Hen."
1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.
1943 - The withholding tax on payrolls was authorized by the U.S.
1945 - Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan would fight
to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.
1959 - The first ballistic missile carrying submarine, the USS George
Washington, was launched.
1972 - American advisor John Paul Vann was killed in a helicopter
accident in Vietnam.
1978 - Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struck
down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon
1980 - Richard Pryor was severely burned by a "free-base" mixture that
exploded. He was hospitalized more than two months.
1985 - Thomas Sutherland, an American educator, was kidnapped in
Lebanon. He was not released until November 1991.
1985 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the Boston
1986 - The Rogers Commission released a report on the Challenger
disaster. The report explained that the spacecraft blew up as a result
of a failure in a solid rocket booster joint.
1998 - In Jasper, TX, three white men were charged in the dragging death
of African-American James Byrd Jr.
1999 - NATO and Yugoslavia signed a peace agreement over Kosovo.
2000 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that it had not uncovered
reliable evidence of conspiracy behind 1968 assassination of Martin
Luther King Jr.
2000 - Canada and the United States signed a border security agreement.
The agreement called for the establishment of a border-enforcement team.
2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal gift and estate
taxes. The bill called for the taxes to be phased out over 10 years.
Minnesota company reacts with surprise to FDA seizure of Probiotic
On Tuesday, federal marshals seized several probiotic products in powder
and capsule form made by the company and charged that while UAS
Laboratories was selling nutritional supplements, it was marketing these
products as drugs on its website without getting a new drug approval
from the FDA. The agency alleges that UAS Laboratories claim the
products could treat or prevent colds, flu, respiratory infections,
urinary tract infections, yeast infections, ulcers and high cholesterol,
which qualifies them as drugs that require approval.
Citigroup says hackers access bank card data
Citigroup Inc said computer hackers breached the bank's network and
accessed data on hundreds of thousands of bank card holders in the
latest of a string of cyber attacks on high-profile companies.
China warns U.S. debt-default idea is "playing with fire"
Republican lawmakers are "playing with fire" by contemplating even a
brief debt default as a means to force deeper government spending cuts,
an adviser to China's central bank said on Wednesday.
U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes
The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in
Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at
militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to
more U.S. troops die in Iraq, end of the mission there remains unclear
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say there is no sign Iraqi leaders are
closer to asking Americans to extend their stay beyond Dec. 31, even as
Monday’s triple rocket attack that killed five U.S. soldiers in Baghdad
punctuated a recent increase in violence.
NATO planes bomb Tripoli for hours on end
Libyan officials say at least 31 are killed as waves of aircraft hit
Libya's capital with an unusual daytime bombardment, targeting what NATO
calls 'command-and-control' centers.
Cruise passengers tell of seven-hour security 'revenge' nightmare
Elderly passengers on board a luxury cruise have criticised US
immigration officials after they endured a seven-hour security check.
Financial Reform Follies: By Upstaging Bernanke, JPMorgan's Dimon Shows
Us Where Washington Went Wrong
If the Obama administration really wants to make a difference, quit
wasting time with half -baked ideas about financial reform and noble
concepts and get down to brass tacks. Bring in somebody who really knows
how money works instead of more academics. Give them the ability to make
Wall Street mad by dragging them into the harsh light of public
scrutiny, the way the Pecora Commission did in the 1930s - then you'll
know you're on to something.
Qaeda No. 2 Delivers Video Eulogy to Bin Laden
Ayman al-Zawahri, long the second in command of Al Qaeda, delivered his
first public comments on the killing of his boss Osama bin Laden in an
American raid last month, saying in a video eulogy posted by Al Qaeda’s
media arm on Wednesday that Bin Laden had “terrified America in his
life” and “will continue to terrify it after his death.”
Breaking: Secret Bilderberg Agenda Leaked by Mole
Alex Jones and Infowars.com have received inside information regarding
the Bilderberg agenda now unfolding in the idyllic Swiss countryside.
According to AFP journalist and legendary Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker’s
inside sources, the agenda now under review includes a number of
critical issues at the top of the elite’s to-do list. These breakdown as
Bailout $$ For Greek Crisis
President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged European countries and
bondholders to prevent a "disastrous" default by Greece and pledged U.S.
support to help tackle the country's debt crisis. A proposal for a
second Greek bailout package worth 80 billion to 100 billion euros over
three years was taking shape, euro zone sources said.
China Wants to Construct a 50 Sq. Mi. Self-Sustaining City in Idaho
Thanks to the trillions of dollars that the Chinese have made flooding
our shores with cheap products, China is now in a position of tremendous
economic power. So what is China going to do with all of that money?
Video: A Scandal
Senator Sanders' Top 10 Worst Corporate Income Tax Avoiders.
OPEC Divided as Saudi Pushes For Oil Increase
OPEC oil producers on Wednesday were split down the middle on whether or
not to back a Saudi-led plan to increase supplies and try to cap
inflated world crude prices. Under pressure from consumer countries to
contain fuel inflation, Riyadh hopes to convince the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting Countries to lift its production target by 1.5
million barrels a day, Gulf delegates said.
SWAT team busts into house over student loan default
on orders from the U.S. Department of Education, a S.W.A.T. team broke
into a California home Tuesday at 6 a.m. and reportedly roughed up a man
— all because of his estranged wife’s defaulted student loans. She
UPDATE: The Department of Education emailed Raw Story with
a comment from spokesman Justin Hamilton to say the search warrant and
raid were related to a criminal investigation, not a student loan
default. The ABC affiliate has yanked its story that made the now
seemingly false claim.
Allyson Schwartz says Anthony Weiner should resign
The dam is beginning to break for Rep. Anthony Weiner as he battles to
save his career from a sex-scandal made for the Internet age.
Video: Out of Control
On Tuesday's Freedom Watch, Judge Napolitano described how far
government has moved from the Founders' intentions and the destruction
of liberty that has resulted.
10 Myths That Politicians Want You to Believe
(TheStreet) The financial system is on the brink of collapse after
trillions in bad loans were issued by greedy bankers. If you were a U.S.
political figure, would you:
One in four US hackers 'is an FBI informer'
The underground world of computer hackers has been so thoroughly
infiltrated in the US by the FBI and secret service that it is now
riddled with paranoia and mistrust, with an estimated one in four
hackers secretly informing on their peers, a Guardian investigation has
Want better self-esteem? Saddle yourself with mountains of credit card
debt, new study claims
Being crushed under a mountain of debt is typically frowned upon. Not
being able to pay for goods outright, and then being hit by extortionate
interest rates which spiral out of control, is the stuff of financial
nightmares. But new research has suggested this could actually be a
dream scenario for many young adults.
The Biggest Bank in France Has Suddenly Cut ATM Card Access to Cash in
Half and People are Freaking Out!
Customers are limited to how much they can withdraw per week from their
accts no matter what the balance.
Delta charged 34 returning GIs $2800 in bag fees
While on board Delta Air Lines flight 1625 Tuesday morning, Staff Sgts.
Fred Hilliker and Robert O’Hair shot a video laying out their case.
New airport scanner tunnel
The 21 feet long smart tunnel combines all existing and imminent
security technology in one place and would slash the time passengers
wait at airports. Passengers would simply walk the length of the tunnel
while they are scanned.
Nowhere to Run: Hot radioactive particles in Seattle at 50 percent of
levels seen in Tokyo — Latches onto lung tissue
Video: Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen talks to CNN’s John King about the
dangers of the radiation situation in Japan.
Wild and Weird' Weather Leaves Its Mark
Monster tornadoes, historic floods, massive wildfires and widespread
drought: Springtime has delivered a wallop of weather-related
destruction and misery across much of the nation this year. And it may
all be related.
Toddler Dead in Va. E. Coli Outbreak, 10 Sick in Tenn.
The Virginia 2-year-old who died from an E. coli bacterial infection
that has also sickened her brother, as well as at least 10 other E. coli
infections in Tennessee since June 1, are unrelated to the infections in
Germany, said health officials, according to the Johnson City Press.
Judges sharply challenge healthcare law
Skeptical questions from three federal judges in Atlanta suggest they
may be ready to declare unconstitutional all or part of the healthcare
law promoted by the Obama administration and passed last year by
Food safety chief defends raw milk raids
Obama food safety chief and former Monsanto lawyer Michael R. Taylor
today defended the FDA’s sting operations and armed raids against raw
milk producers, including Pennsylvania Amish farmer Dan Allgyer, who is
facing an injunction for selling milk across state lines. None of
Allgyer’s milk was contaminated. The agency’s actions are likely to put
him out of business.
Best Friends Forever? Produce Growers and Pesticide Makers Deepen Their
In nearly two decades of research and advocacy on pesticides and human
health, Environmental Working Group has never before seen the produce
industry take a high-profile role in debates over pesticide policy and
safety, as it has this year. Invariably, it was the trade association
for the pesticide industry that took the lead.
Report Finds Regulators Knew Monsanto's Roundup Caused Birth Defects
WASHINGTON -- Industry regulators have known for years that Roundup, the
world's best-selling herbicide produced by U.S. company Monsanto, causes
birth defects, according to a new report released Tuesday.
Fracking Disclosure Bill Advances in California State Legislature
Sacramento, Calif. – The California State Assembly has passed
legislation sponsored by Environmental Working Group and Earthworks to
require oil and natural gas drillers to make public a complete list of
chemicals they use in oil and natural gas hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”)
Local and Organic Food and Farming: The Gold Standard
Why We Should All Eat More Organic Food
Treat skin disorders and stomach ulcers with calendula
Calendula (or Marigold as it is most commonly known as) is found growing
in many homes throughout Europe, South...
Government recruits doctors to become thought police, pinpoint potential
terrorists among their patients
Outrageous new "counter-terrorism" measures being proposed in the UK are
receiving a public relations backlash because of their extreme, fascist
overtones. The UK government's "Prevent" program, which allegedly...
US immigration officials treat innocent cruise ship passengers like
terrorists in seven-hour Guantanamo Bay-style security check
Employees of American taxpayers (government officials) have once again
been exposed for abusing their perceived authority by harassing and
terrorizing innocent people in the name of security. At a recent stop...
US keeping secret stash of smallpox viruses at lab in Georgia to use for
You may have heard that smallpox has long been eradicated but what you
may not know is that the United States and Russia still maintain stocks
of the disease, and the U.S. is still in the business of researching and
developing it. The question is, why?
Compound in apple peels found to prevent muscle wasting from aging and
By S. L. Baker, features writer June 8 - As we get older -- or if we
stop working out due to illness -- muscles can get weaker and smaller.
But now comes news that a natural compound in apple peels could be the
key to preventing this muscle wasting.
History - Wednesday - June 8, 2011
1786 - In New York City, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the
1790 - The first loan for the U.S. was repaid. The Temporary Loan of
1789 was negotiated and secured on September 18, 1789 by Alexander
1861 - Tennessee voted to secede from the Union and joined the
1904 - U.S. Marines landed in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S.
1915 - U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a
disagreement over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.
1947 - "Lassie" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show.
1953 - The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in
1965 - U.S. troops in South Vietnam were given orders to begin fighting
1967 - Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean
during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. 34 U.S. Navy
crewmen were killed. Israel later called the incident a tragic mistake
due to the mis-identification of the ship. The U.S. has never publicly
investigated the incident.
1968 - James Earl Ray was captured at the London Airport. He was
suspected of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1969 - U.S. President Richard Nixon met with President Thieu of South
Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops would pull out by August.
1982 - U.S. President Reagan became the first American chief executive
to address a joint session of the British Parliament.
1988 - The judge in the Iran-Contra conspiracy case ruled that Oliver
North, John Poindexter, Richard Secord and Albert Hakim had to be tried
1991 - A victory parade was held in Washington, DC, to honor veterans of
the Persian Gulf War.
1994 - The warring factions in Bosnia agreed to a one-month cease-fire.
1995 - U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was rescued by U.S.
Marines after surviving alone in Bosnia after his F-16 fighter was shot
down June 2.
1996 - China set off an underground nuclear test blast.
1998 - In the U.S., the FTC brought an antitrust complaint against Intel
Corp., alleging its policies punished other developers of microprocessor
1998 - Honda agreed to pay $17.1 million for disconnecting
anti-pollution devices in 1.6 million cars.
1998 - The space shuttle Discovery pulled away from Mir, ending
America's three-year partnership with Russia.
2001 - In Japan, a knife-wielding man murdered eight children at an
2004 - Nate Olive and Sarah Jones began the first known continuous hike
of the 1,800-mile trail down the U.S. Pacific Coast. They completed the
trek at the U.S.-Mexico border on September 28.
The Coming Economic Hell For American Families
The economic news is only part of the puzzle. This country has rejected
the ancient wisdom that was passed down to us and we have rejected the
principles of our founding fathers. We have piled up the biggest
mountain of debt in the history of the world and yet somehow we expected
that everything would turn out okay. Well, everything is not going to
turn out okay.
Gaddafi vows to fight on as NATO jets pound Tripoli
(Reuters) - Waves of NATO aircraft hit Tripoli on Tuesday in the most
sustained bombardment of the Libyan capital since Western forces began
air strikes in March.
Civilian appeals conviction by US military court
The case is the first under a 2006 law that made it easier to bring
criminal charges against civilians working for the US military.
Major Swiss Newspaper Gives Bilderberg Front Page Coverage
An influential Swiss daily newspaper has today awarded front page
coverage to stories on this week’s secretive elite Bilderberg meeting.
Europe, Japan for US Economic Woes
President Obama is pointing to problems in Japan and Europe as
challenges for the U.S. economy, placing some blame on events abroad for
a domestic recovery that is showing signs of slowing down.
President Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout
What we found is one of the most misleading collections of assertions we
have seen in a short presidential speech. Virtually every claim by the
president regarding the auto industry needs an asterisk, just like the
fine print in that too-good-to-be-true car loan.
U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions
The federal government's financial condition deteriorated rapidly last
year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the
budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
at 1-Month Low as China Warns on US Assets
The dollar fell to a one-month low against a basket of currencies on
Tuesday and a record low against the Swiss franc after a Chinese
official said the greenback would continue to weaken versus other major
10 Tipping Points Which Could Potentially Plunge The World Into A
Horrific Economic Nightmare
The global economy has become so incredibly unstable at this point that
it is not going to take much to plunge the world into a horrific
Airlines aim to take hassle out of security checks
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Eye scanners and futuristic security tunnels may be
standard in airports soon as the airline industry seeks to maintain
safety while reducing the hassles of boarding a plane that deter some
people from flying.
Goshen College scraps National Anthem before sporting events
Mennonite college in Indiana will no longer play the National Anthem at
sporting events and will look for an alternative song that reflects the
school's "core values," The Goshen News reports.
Hawaii’s Mauna Kea summit blanketed with 3 inches of snow
June 7, 2011 – HAWAII – Snow on the summit of Mauna Kea: it’s not
exactly a rare sight during a Hawaiian winter. But how about in June?
With just a few days removed from the official start of summer, the
summit of the Big Island’s biggest mountain was covered by white after a
passing thunderstorm dropped inches of ice at the 13,000 foot level.
East Faces Nasty Heat Wave Wednesday, Thursday
Heat that has been building in the mid-South in recent weeks will bake
the East Wednesday into Thursday.
FDA Threatens Dr. Mercola, Gives Order to Stop Thermography
Dr. Joselph Mercola, arguably the most successful alternative medical
practitioner in the world, is under attack by the FDA for his
thermography offerings. The FDA has announced a stand against the use of
thermography for breast screening, claiming that it is not a replacement
Spinal and Dental Surgery Product Causes Sterility—Not to Mention Cancer
and Auto-Immune Effects.
Adverse effects of Medtronic's InFuse bone growth stimulator include
sterility, cancer, auto-immune effects, and bone-formation in unwanted
Vilsack: U.S. largely safe from European E. coli outbreak
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he is "reasonably confident" that
U.S. consumers won't face the same sort of E. coli outbreak now plaguing
Germany. But the European episode "reinforces that we need to remain
vigilant here about food safety," Vilsack said Monday, speaking with the
USA TODAY editorial board.
Experts: Time running out to solve E. coli mystery
German health officials are still looking for the cause of the outbreak
that began May 2. So far, the super-toxic strain of E. coli has killed
24 people, infected over 2,400 and left hundreds hospitalized with a
serious complication that can lead to kidney failure.
Irradiation underused to fight E. coli in foods
Zapping salad fixings with just a bit of radiation can kill dangerous E.
coli and other bacteria — and food safety experts say Europe's massive
outbreak shows wary consumers should give the long-approved step a
Heated fight breaks out over E. coli farm payments
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Big fruit and vegetable producers Spain, Italy and
France angrily demanded compensation Tuesday for farmers who have been
blindsided by huge losses in the E. coli outbreak, forcing the EU farm
chief to increase his offer of aid.
Kenyan farmers band together against GMOs, insist organics will end
poverty and food shortages
Droves of farmers in the African country of Kenya are pushing hard to
stop efforts by government officials to implement genetically-modified
(GM) crops in the nation
Big seed companies ignored evidence showing it is possible to solve the
world's food crisis without the use of GM crops or fertilizers
(NaturalNews) We have all been sold a lie, yet again. We are constantly
being told that the only solution to solving the world's food shortages
is to use enormous amounts of fertilisers or genetically modified seeds
that produce "super" crops.
Cops arrest charity workers for illegally feeding homeless
Feeding the homeless in a public park without the proper permits can
land you in jail, at least in Orlando, Fla. A recent report in the
Orlando Sentinel explains that police officers there arrested three
Whole Foods admits its organic foods contain genetically modified
Genetically modified foods have become so ubiquitous in the US that even
the grocery store 'Whole Foods' now admits it cannot keep biotech foods
off its shelves. A representative for the corporation acknowledged...
Use sage for everyday brain health
Sage is a wonderful herb that can add flavor to soups, salad dressings
and juices. The herb also has anti-inflammatory and powerful memory
Australia poised to allow camel cull
Killing a camel to earn a carbon credit may seem a curious way to tackle
climate change, but one country is poised to allow investors to do
precisely that. The camel culling plan is one of the first to arise
under the Australian government’s new “carbon farming initiative”, a
scheme that lets farmers or investors claim carbon credits if they can
show they have cut greenhouse gas emissions.
rolls out $3 BLN bailout to push Mubarack's men to top of pyramid
Video: International bankers are preparing to hand out a massive loan to
Egypt's temporary leaders, just months after praising the financial
growth overseen by the FORMER regime. The money's aimed at relaunching
the economy, but the number of conditions attached to the cash is likely
to weigh hard on ordinary people. And as Paula Slier reports, some
people fear Egypt's sovereignty is being sold off.
U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms
It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United
Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit.
USA TODAY: Ron Paul raises $1 million
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul reports collecting more than
$1 million in an online fundraising blitz that attacks Mitt Romney, the
front-runner in the GOP presidential field.
Ovarian cancer screening doesn't save lives: study
(Reuters Health) - Women screened annually for ovarian cancer were just
as likely to die from the disease as women who didn't have regular
screening, concludes a large new study that found screening did not
catch the cancers earlier as it is intended to do.
American Diabetes Association’s Guidelines Are Killing Diabetics!
The CDC says 1 in 3 US adults will be diabetic by 2050. But the ADA—the
supposed authority on diabetes—is providing seriously misguided
information on how to manage and reverse the disease.
Organic Spies Documentary Details Systemic Corruption in the Organic
Video: Financial evidence that the President of the Board of Directors
of the OTA, Julia Sabin, VP/GM of Smucker Natural individually profits
from Smucker selling GE foods. An in-depth an analysis of the political
donations of Tim Smucker & Jenny Smucker. They have contributed $75,500
in the past 10 years to the Grocery Manufacturer's Association, the
pro-high-fructose-corn-syrup lobbying group.
Powerful, rare symbol: White buffalo born in Texas
GREENVILLE, Texas -- As legend goes, chances are one in 10 million that
a white buffalo will ever enter this world. So, what are the chances it
would happen in North Texas on an Indian-owned ranch that has a symbolic
white buffalo sculpture at the entrance gate? Well, it happened. The
white buffalo was born two weeks ago during the intense power of a
History - Tuesday - June 7, 2011
1712 - The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves.
1775 - The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.
1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental
Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.
1863 - Mexico City was captured by French troops.
1903 - Professor Pierre Curie revealed the discovery of Polonium.
1929 - The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies
of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
1932 - Over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding
1937 - The cover of "LIFE" magazine showed the latest in campus fashions
of the times, which included saddle shoes.
1939 - King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in the U.S.
It was the first visit to the U.S. by a reigning British monarch.
1942 - The Battle of Midway ended. The sea and air battle lasted 4 days.
Japan lost four carriers, a cruiser, and 292 aircraft, and suffered
2,500 casualties. The U.S. lost the Yorktown, the destroyer USS Hammann,
145 aircraft, and suffered 307 casualties.
1942 - Japan landed troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the
Aleutians. The U.S. invaded and recaptured the Alutians one year later.
1944 - Off of the coast of Normandy, France, the Susan B. Anthony sank.
All 2,689 people aboard survived.
1948 - The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia.
1966 - Sony Corporation unveiled its brand new consumer home videotape
recorder. The black and white only unit sold for $995.
1965 - In the U.S., the Gemini 4 mission was completed. The mission
featured the first spacewalk by an American.
1968 - In Operation Swift Saber, U.S. Marines swept an area 10 miles
northwest of Danang in South Vietnam.
1976 - "The NBC Nightly News", with John Chancellor and David Brinkley,
aired for the first time.
1981 - Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear
1983 - The U.S. ordered Nicaragua to close all six of its consulates and
informed 21 Nicaraguan consular officials that they could not longer
remain in the U.S.
1998 - James Byrd Jr., at age 49, was murdered in Jasper, TX. Byrd had
been dragged to death behind a pickup truck. On February 25, 1999
William King was sentenced to the death penalty for the racial crime
while two other men charged awaited trial.
2000 - U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of
2002 - Michael Skakel was convicted of beating his neighbor Martha
Moxley to death in 1975. The two were 15 years old at the time.
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Weiner Admits Tweeting Lewd Photo & Having Multiple ‘Inappropriate’
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner has come clean. At
a tense press conference on Monday, the six-term New York Democrat
admitted to posting a lewd photo of himself on Twitter. The stunning
turnaround came following a week of him issuing nothing but denials and
often getting surly with reporters, before cutting them off completely.
Will The Banksters And The Corpocracy Eventually Own It All? 29
Statistics About Extreme Income Inequality In America That Will Blow
If you are a "Kool-Aid drinking Democrat" you are going to be really
upset by this article. If you are a "Kool-Aid drinking Republican" you
are going to be really upset by this article.
Goldman Subpoena, Investigation Add to Pressure on Bank Stock Prices
Big bank stock prices, already suffering from an avalanche of
difficulties, suffered another setback when news broke last Thursday
that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) had received a subpoena from the
Manhattan district attorney for records relating to its role in collapse
of the mortgage market.
E. coli confirmed in SWVA child that died, possible "outbreak" in NETN
Lab results confirm the presence of E. coli in the child that died this
weekend and the presence of the bacteria in a close contact of the
child, Virginia Department of Health Public Information Officer Robert
Food wars: How European health authorities are using the e.coli scare to
wage economic warfare against vegetable farmers
(NaturalNews) Even as hospitals in Germany are now filling up with
people sickened by a super-powerful drug-resistant "superbug" strain of
e.coli that looks like it was bioengineered...
5 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq
Reporting from Baghdad—Five U.S. soldiers were killed Monday in an
attack in central Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement. It was
the deadliest single attack this year against U.S. forces in Iraq and an
indication of how dangerous the country remains for American troops as
they prepare to withdraw by the end of 2011.
Syria says 120 forces dead in tense northern town
BEIRUT – Armed men attacked Syrian security forces in a tense northern
city on Monday, state television said, and 120 policemen and security
forces were killed in a region where the army has carried out days of
deadly assaults on protesters calling for the end of President Bashar
Greeks stage huge Athens rally against austerity cuts
At least 60,000 protesters angered by cuts and tax rises packed into
central Athens as Greek PM George Papandreou planned further austerity
measures. The crowd in Syntagma Square rallied outside parliament on
Sunday night chanting “thieves!” It was reckoned to be the biggest demo
in 12 consecutive days of protests.
British Foreign Secretary Says Bombing of Libya to Last Beyond Christmas
It’s only a matter of time (before he falls),” added U.S. Sec. Of
Defense Robert Gates after the bombing. “I don’t think anyone knows how
long. But I think you see signs the regime is getting shakier by the
day. Hague also said the bombing will likely continue past Christmas. He
said British ground troops will probably be sent to occupy the north
African country after Gaddafi is either run off or killed.
Prominent Swiss Politician Calls For Arrest of Kissinger at Bilderberg
A prominent member of Switzerland’s largest political party has called
upon federal authorities to arrest Henry Kissinger as a war criminal if
he attends the 2011 Bilderberg conference of global power brokers which
is set to begin on Thursday at the Hotel Suvretta House in St. Moritz.
Oil drops below $100 ahead of OPEC meeting
Oil below $100 per barrel with dollar up; investors await OPEC meeting,
True Cost of Fannie, Freddie Bailouts: $317 Billion, CBO Says
(CNSNews.com) – The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says the real cost
of the federal government guaranteeing the business of failed mortgage
giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is $317 billion -- not the $130
billion normally claimed by the Obama administration.
Global Systemic Crisis Coming THIS Summer!
This summer will confirm that the US Federal Reserve has lost its bet:
the U.S. economy has, in fact, never left the “Very Great Depression” …
Joblessness among post-Sept. 11 vets remains high
The unemployment rate among military veterans who served after the Sept.
11, 2001, terrorist attacks remains stubbornly higher than that of the
general population, especially for the youngest men to leave the
service, according to a congressional report released Tuesday.
State, local governments set to see record job cuts, layoffs
Don't look to state and local governments to prop up the job market.
To the contrary, this cash-strapped sector is set to go on a
record-breaking layoff binge when the new fiscal year starts on July 1.
Message From California: “American Citizens Need Not Apply”
The United States is ordered by a “government of the people, by the
people, for the people…” But in modern-day California, it’s not so
obvious any longer which “people” the government is allegedly serving.
3 nuclear reactors
melted down after quake, Japan confirms
Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced
full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and
tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters
said Monday. The nuclear group's new evaluation, released Monday, goes
further than previous statements in describing the extent of the damage
caused by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
The End of the World 2012: NASA Tells All
The Truth about 2012 from NASA Lunar Science Institute on Vimeo. David
Morrison, NAI Senior Scientist
Weinergate Bombshell: New Woman Comes Forward Claiming Cache of Intimate
Photos and Online Communications with Beleaguered Congressman
A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs,
chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). These appear to
undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of
a “prank” or a “hack.”
Washington has highest vaccine opt out rate
A national study released by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention on Thursday shows parents in the state of Washington are
choosing not to vaccine their kindergartners at a higher rate than
anywhere else in the nation.
Sprouts not apparently cause of E.coli outbreak
Ministry: tests show sprouts from an organic farm not the cause of
German E. coli outbreak
Anti-Obesity Vaccine Reduces Food Consumption in Animals
ScienceDaily (June 5, 2011) — A new therapeutic vaccine to treat obesity
by suppressing the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin decreases food
intake and increases calorie burning in mice, a new study finds.
6 Real Examples of Food Terrorism
Recent food terror warnings hide reality. The latest warning coming from
British intelligence that al-Qaeda and other political organizations
could contaminate the food supply is part of a continuing plot line that
hides the obvious: our food already has been poisoned under the auspices
of oversight agencies who have been complicit in the very real threats
to the public food supply.
Elderberry Juice Seized Over Health Claims
A Kansas company's claims that elderberry juice can prevent certain
illnesses or be used to treat certain diseases are unproven and illegal,
the government charged in court papers last week before seizing the
juice maker's products.
USDA offers to drop fine against rabbit seller
NIXA, Mo. | A southwest Missouri man who faced a $90,654 penalty for
selling rabbits without a license might get a reprieve. The USDA said it
would waive the penalty if he agrees to never get a license. He also
must no longer own breeding animals and spay or neuter any animals he
wants to keep. And he must allow inspectors to verify that he no longer
has the rabbits.
Firms to cut health plans as reform starts: survey
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — 30% of companies say they’ll stop offering
coverage. Once provisions of the Affordable Care Act start to kick in
during 2014, at least three of every 10 employers will probably stop
offering health coverage, a survey released Monday shows.
Parents outraged after school application asks: 'Was your child
delivered by C-section?'
Parents hoping to enrol their children in the Dry Creek School District
have to complete an application form that asks if their child was
delivered naturally or by caesarean section. Those mothers who tick the
'C-section' option are then asked to explain why the procedure was
History - Monday - June 6, 2011
1833 - Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to ride in a
train. It was a B&O passenger train.
1865 - Confederate raider Wiliam Quantrill died from shot in the back
that he received while escaping from a Union patrol near Taylorsville,
1882 - The first electric iron was patented by H.W. Seely.
1904 - The National Tuberculosis Association was formed in Atlantic
1925 - Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
1932 - In the U.S., the first federal tax on gasoline went into effect.
It was a penny per gallon.
1933 - In Camden, NJ, the first drive-in movie theater opened.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange
Act, which established the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
1936 - The first helicopter was tested in a building in Berlin, Germany.
1941 - The U.S. government authorized the seizure of foreign ships in
1942 - The first nylon parachute jump was made by Adeline Gray in
1942 - Japanese forces retreated in the World War II Battle of Midway.
The battle had begun on June 4.
1944 - The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of
Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops
1966 - James Meridith was shot and wounded while on a solo march in
Mississippi to promote voter registration among blacks.
1968 - U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at 1:44am in Los Angeles
after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy was was shot the evening
before while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1982 - Israel invaded southern Lebanon in an effort to drive PLO
guerrillas out of Beirut.
1985 - The U.S. Senate authorized nonmilitary aid to the Contras. The
vote authorized $38 million over two years.
2001 - U.S. District Court Judge Matsch rejected a request to delay the
execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. The date
was left at June 11.
2005 - The United States Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities
could prosecute sick people who smoke marijuana on doctor's orders. The
ruling concluded that state medical marijuana laws did not protect uses
from the federal ban on the drug.
FDA Calls Elderberry Wine an Unapproved 'Drug'
Federal authorities have seized bottles and drums of elderberry juice
concentrate from a Kansas winery, contending that the company’s claims
of its benefits for treating various diseases make the product a drug.
After decade of war, concerns about over-medicated military
John Keith rattles each pill bottle and raps it down on the table, 15 in
all. "That's what they had me on right there, every day," the former
sailor says of the prescriptions he received from Veterans Affairs
doctors. Keith, who lives in California, says his case is an example of
how government doctors over-prescribe for active-duty and retired
military, with often disastrous results.
US strike kills top al-Qaida operative in Pakistan
A top al-Qaida commander and possible replacement for Osama bin Laden
was killed in an American drone-fired missile strike close to the Afghan
border, a militant group and Pakistani officials said Saturday. Ilyas
Kashmiri's apparent death is another blow to al-Qaida just over a month
after bin Laden was killed by American commandos in a northwest
Pakistani army town.
Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was
bioengineered to produce human fatalities
Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a
super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling
hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could
have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic
drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.
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German farm chief cannot understand E.coli inquiry
(Reuters) - The head of a German farm facing an inquiry over a deadly
E.coli outbreak was quoted on Monday as saying he could not understand
accusations that bean sprouts grown at his farm could be to blame.
The E.coli outbreak in Europe is BioWar
Out of nowhere a strange new deadly disease has sprung up in Europe,
causing an explosion of over 3,500 serious illnesses and 35 or more
deaths in at least 10 European nations. There are four scientific
indications that this is a case of man-engineered Advanced Biowar, as
well as strong circumstantial indications that this is a part of
something much larger politically.
German hospitals overwhelmed with E.coli outbreak
BERLIN (AP) -- Hospitals in northern Germany are being overwhelmed as
they struggle to provide enough beds and medical care for patients
stricken by an outbreak of E. coli, the German health minister admitted
Germany says beansprouts may be behind E.coli
(Reuters) - A German official said on Sunday that locally grown
beansprouts may be the "most convincing" cause of the deadly E.coli
outbreak that has killed 22 people and made more than 2,000 ill across
The FDA assaults breast thermography while protecting mammography
The FDA published an article in "Journal Watch" on June 3, 2011 is full
of information that is presumptive and incorrect and they have to know
it. First of all, it slanders the breast thermography industry and the
multitude of mainstream medical journal articles supporting its value.
What is Breast Thermography?
Thermography is a painless, non invasive, state of the art clinical test
without any exposure to radiation and is used as part of an early
detection program which gives women of all ages the opportunity to
increase their chances of detecting breast disease at an early stage. It
is particularly useful for women under 50 where mammography is less
Who are really behind the smart meters?
Smart meters are part of “smart growth” or “sustainable development” or
“Agenda 21,” a plan devised by the United Nations in 1992, and
“symbolically” signed by President Bush Sr. Even though the U.S. Senate
never ratified it, President Clinton implemented the treaty by executive
order # 12852 in 1993. The ultimate goal of Agenda 21 and its various
programs is to exercise more and more control over our lives and
property using the excuse of “saving the environment or saving the
US Government/Mossad Agent Voices Support For Obama’s Gun Control Agenda
In a new video message released on the internet Friday, American-born al
Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry
out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons
purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public
Gates begins farewell visits with troops
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WALTON, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Defense
Secretary Robert Gates expressed his concern about pulling troops out of
Afghanistan too soon as he embarked Sunday on two days of farewell
visits to remote U.S. bases in this war-weary country.
'Blood was everywhere': 63 killed at Syria protest, activists say
Witnesses say security forces, snipers open fire at one of largest
demonstrations of 11-week uprising
Yemen slides towards all-out war after President Saleh survives rocket
Abdul Ghani al-Iryani, a Yemeni political analyst, told al-Jazeera TV it
was "quite reasonable to assume" that Ahmar's fighters were behind the
palace attack. "[The tribesmen] probably wanted him to know that [Saleh]
can no longer attack them with impunity, and that they can reach him as
he can reach them," Iryani said.
NATO jets target Libyan military barracks
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - British jets hit a military barracks in the Libyan
capital early Sunday, intensifying NATO pressure on Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi nearly four months into an uprising to end his erratic
Russia: NATO 'one step' from land war in Libya
SINGAPORE – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov says NATO is
"one step" from sending troops into Libya in a bid to help rebels remove
Moammar Gadhafi from power.
Bilderberg 2011 To Discuss Potential Collapse of Europe
As Europe groans, and austerity bites, as defaulting looms, and once
proud nations fall to their knees in debt, there’s only one annual
conference of bankers and industrialists that can step in and save us
Studies linking XMRV virus to chronic fatigue system shown to be false,
thousands needlessly taking antiviral drugs
June 5 - A 2009 study alleging that a mouse virus known as XMRV is
responsible for causing chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in humans has
been debunked. Originally published in the journal Science, the study
China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills
China has dropped 97 percent of its holdings in U.S. Treasury bills,
decreasing its ownership of the short-term U.S. government securities
from a peak of $210.4 billion in May 2009 to $5.69 billion in March
2011, the most recent month reported by the U.S. Treasury.
China Calls US Culprit in Global 'Internet War'
The Chinese military accused the U.S. on Friday of launching a global
"Internet war" to bring down Arab and other governments, redirecting the
spotlight away from allegations of major online attacks on Western
targets originating in China.
US says dropping bombs is not war, but guessing a computer password is
The US government sure has an interesting way of defining war these
days. Just a few months after the Obama administration played word games
with the public by insisting that air strikes in Libya were just
"kinetic military action," not acts of war, the Pentagon has now come on
the record stating that it will treat all acts of cyber-hacking against
the US as "acts of war."
Obama, Boehner to golf together June 18
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will play golf
together on June 18th in what will be an opportunity for the two men to
hammer out their differences on the debt ceiling and other issues.
The truth behind Chrysler’s fake auto bailout pay back
To recap, the Obama Energy Department is loaning a foreign car company
$3.5 billion so that it can pay the Treasury Department $7.6 billion
even though American taxpayers spent $13 billion to save an American car
company that is currently only worth $5 billion.
GOP Establishment Attempting To Redistrict Ron Paul Out Of Office
A Democratic consultant tells the Teas Tribune that it is no coincidence
that a proposed congressional redistricting map would significantly
alter District 14, the seat firmly held by Ron Paul for the last
Sarah Palin's tour a rolling menace
SEABROOK, N.H. — Journalists in the caravan trailing her "One Nation"
tour bus describe the experience as harrowing, a rolling menace
careening up the East Coast in hot pursuit of the former Alaska governor
who declined to provide any advance itinerary of her tour over six days
on the road.
Riot Police, SWAT Teams Called on Dancers at Jefferson Memorial
Adam Kokesh and Dancers Return With Backup to protest the thuggish
behavior of cops in response to an earlier attempt to protest a federal
court ruling prohibiting freedom of expression at the monument.
WEINER'S TALE UNRAVELING
As the world has attempted to make sense of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s claim
that his Twitter account was hacked, a key clue has been missing:
exactly how the notorious groin pic was posted online.
Bank of America Gets Pad Locked After Homeowner Forecloses On It
Collier County, Florida-- Have you heard the one about a homeowner
foreclosing on a bank? Well, it has happened in Florida and involves a
North Carolina based bank. Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on
some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff's deputies foreclose
on the bank.
Half of Last Month's New Jobs Came from a Single Employer — McDonald's
According to the unemployment data released this morning, the economy
added only 54,000 jobs, pushing the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent.
However, this report from MarketWatch suggests the data is much worse
Arizona wildfire burns cabins, forces evacuations
(AP) TUCSON, Ariz. - Firefighters are working to contain two of the
largest wildfires in Arizona's history that together have burned through
more than 300 square miles of timber and brush, prompted evacuations and
sent smoke into skies 200 miles away.
D.C. teachers help their students cheat on standardized exams
If you thought you'd heard it all regarding the sad state of public
education in the U.S. today, think again. In the nation's capital, the
teachers there help their students cheat on standardized exams.
NBC: Chemtrail Report ‘GeoEngineering’
Video: Recently a few activists (Michael Murphy, Shepard Ambellas and
Bob Tuskin) have really been making waves on the chemtrail front raising
public awareness. Listen as Ken Caldeira, geoengineer/ professor
contends we are all conspiracy theorists. He then goes on to tout the
benefits of geo engineering.
UK food board suddenly reverses position, approves cloned food without
labels despite lack of safety studies
June 4 - In a shocking reversal of its previous position on the matter,
the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), which is supposed to be a consumer
watchdog group that works on behalf of citizen interests, has
arbitrarily decided that cloned animal food is safe, and that it can be
sold without proper labeling.
FDA Tries Bizarre and Sloppy Whitewash of Heart Drug that Causes Cancer
The FDA produces an absurd pseudo-study that claims to show no cancer
link to common blood pressure drugs, but actually shows strong FDA link
to Big Pharma.
Michelle Obama Is Rearranging the Nation’s Dinner Plates
The USDA is once again inserting itself underneath the Constitutional
sneeze-guard of the Tenth Amendment. In a publicity rich media event,
Michelle Obama and the USDA introduced a new dietary guideline graphic:
an illustration of a plate, divided into four basic food groups. This
reversion cost the taxpayers only two million dollars, just a little
more than the original Food Pyramid which has been around since 1992,
and cost the taxpayers 1.4 million inflation-adjusted dollars.
Water and positive thoughts - Increase the life-giving properties of
this vital resource
NaturalNews) Water is one of the most amazing and mysterious elements in
all of nature. Research conducted in various universities throughout the
world has repeatedly shown that it is the structure or alignment of the
molecules within water that are of much greater importance than its
chemical purity. It has also been shown that positive thoughts, intent,
and words of blessing directed at water can alter its structure in
positive ways and thus increase its life giving properties.
Vitamin E tocotrienols significantly lower disease-promoting
Researchers demonstrated that supplementation with a full spectrum
vitamin E preparation, including all 4 essential tocotrienols, lowered
total cholesterol by 25% and triglyceride levels by 28%. Participants in
the study received a dose of vitamin E tocotrienols (including
gamma-delta tocotrienols) of 120 mg per day for a period of 30 days.
Beneficial HDL cholesterol levels were unaffected.
Video: (NaturalNews.TV) The Cornucopia Institute’s report, Scrambled
Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic
Agriculture, will empower consumers and wholesale buyers who want to
invest their food dollars to protect hard-working family farmers that
are in danger of being forced off the land by a landslide of eggs from
History - Friday - June 3, 2011
1800 - John Adams moved to Washington, DC. He was the first President to
live in what later became the capital of the United States.
1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tripoli was completed in the
captain's cabin on board the USS Constitution.
1864 - About 7,000 Union troops were killed within 30 minutes during the
Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia during the U.S. Civil War.
1871 - Jesse James, then 24, and his gang robbed the Obocock bank in
Corydon, Iowa. They stole $15,000.
1918 - The Finnish Parliament ratified its treaty with Germany.
1923 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini granted women the right to vote.
1940 - German bombed Paris, killing 254 people. Most of the people
killed were civilians and school children.
1952 - A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in
South Korea was put down by American troops.
1959 - The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado
1965 - Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space
walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule.
1989 - Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini died.
1989 - Chinese army troops positioned themselves to began a sweep of
Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen
1991 - Mount Unzen in southern Japan erupted killing 40 people.
1998 - In Germany, a train veered off its tracks and hit a road bridge.
101 people were killed and 80 were injured.
1999 - Slobodan Milosevic's government accepted an international peace
plan concerning Kosovo. NATO announced that airstrikes would continue
until 40,000 Serb forces were withdrawn from Kosovo.
2003 - Toys "R" Us, Inc. announced that it had signed a multi-year
agreement with Albertson to become the exclusive toy provider for all of
all of Albertson's food and drug stores.
to Coast AM with George Noory 6/01/11 - nurse Joyce Riley shared an
update on the health problems of Gulf War vets. A lot of US soldiers in
Iraq were exposed to emissions from a sulfur mine, and troops in both
Afghanistan & Iraq lived near burn pits used to dispose of items like
electronics and military equipment. Many of these soldiers are now
suffering from respiratory ailments, she reported (related
article). Riley recommended detoxification through food and diet for
vets exposed to a variety of chemicals and conditions. "Hundreds of
thousands of our military have been experimented upon, compromised, made
ill, and died. Then they tell them that it's PTSD-- whether it is or
not, that's always what they're told, which is so unfair to the troops
and their families," she declaimed.
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Terrorism? Never Seen Before E. Coli Strain Hits Europe…18 Dead…1000’s
sick…9 Countries Affected
3rd. largest outbreak in history and maybe the deadliest. The World
Health Organization says the The E. coli bacteria responsible for a
deadly outbreak in Europe is a new strain that has never been seen
E. Coli Vaccine
Date Posted: 2010-11-17 This invention, developed by US Army
researchers, provides a low cost method for vaccinating humans with a
peptide against E. coli strains. This patented vaccine against different
strains of E. coli could possibly be the first of its kind because no
licensed vaccine exists against these organisms. This novel vaccine also
gives consistent protection and is relatively inexpensive to
Pfizer-Owned E. coli Vaccine Gets Big Push
by News Desk | Jan 08, 2011 After acquiring worldwide rights to the
promising E. coli O157:H7 vaccine, Pfizer Animal Health is putting its
considerable marketing clout behind the only product known for reducing
E. coli O157 shedding and prevalence at the source, inside the cattle.
Novartis finds clues for universal E.coli vaccine
LONDON (May 3, 2010) (Reuters) - Scientists at drugmaker Novartis have
found bacterial components they hope can be used to develop a vaccine to
protect people against a range of dangerous Escherichia coli (E.coli)
Faster-Growing E. Coli Strain Suitable for Gene Therapy or Vaccine Use
ScienceDaily (Dec. 6, 2010) — A University of Illinois metabolic
engineer has improved a strain of E. coli, making it grow faster. When
scientists began to use E. coli DH5a in biotechnological research years
ago, they handicapped it, causing some of the genes to mutate so it
would meet the requirements of molecular biology experiments. There was
a trade-off, though -- the strain's slow growth in minimal media,
commonly used in laboratory and industrial fermentations.
White House pushes back on efforts to end Libya intervention
With a number of Democrats and some Republicans pushing for an end to
U.S. involvement in the mission, White House press secretary Jay Carney
said the president believes most members agree with the mission.
Russian and Nato jets to hold first ever joint exercise
Russian and Nato fighter jets will hold their first ever joint exercise
next week, teaming up in a bid to prevent attacks such as the September
11, 2001 strikes on the United States, the alliance has announced.
Yemen political situation worsens, as fighting grows fierce and flights
Thousands of armed tribesmen were headed toward the Yemeni capital of
Sanaa on Thursday backing support of their leader Sheikh Sadiq Al Ahmar,
whose fighters are locked in deadly battles with the country's security
forces, tribal leaders said. Flights in and out of Yemen were cancelled
as anti-regime fighting worsened, with President Ali Abdullah Saleh
determined not to quit his office.
Weiner’s Office Calls The Police After CBS 2's Marcia Kramer Asks For An
WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he’s
finished talking about the lewd photo sent from his Twitter account.
Federal Judge Prohibits Prayer at Texas Graduation Ceremony
Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s order against the Medina Valley
Independent School District also forbids students from using specific
religious words including “prayer” and “amen.”
Gay softball league limit on straight players OK'd
A gay softball organization can keep its rule limiting the number of
heterosexual players on each team, but allegations by three players who
say they were disqualified from a tournament because they weren't gay
enough can proceed to trial, a federal judge said.
Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos
Okay, this is just getting ridiculous. A few weeks back, we noted that
Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Cornyn and Christopher Coons had proposed a
new bill that was designed to make "streaming" infringing material a
felony. At the time, the actual text of the bill wasn't available, but
we assumed, naturally, that it would just extend "public performance"
rights to section 506a of the Copyright Act.
Netflix sharing will be a crime in TN
State lawmakers in country music’s capital have passed a groundbreaking
measure that would make it a crime to use a friend’s login — even with
permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as
Netflix and Rhapsody.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gave $1.29 Million to China
In all, the EPA issued six grants that went to China, most of which
pertained to researching methane in Chinese coal mines and reducing
carbon emissions in China, a communist dictatorship long criticized by
human rights groups. Two of those grants were awarded during the Bush
administration; four were awarded during the Obama administration.
10 Reasons Why The “Economic Recovery” Is a Fraud
Yesterday’s so-called “horror” show for the US economy with the release
of new data illustrating how the economic “recovery” has all but ground
to a halt was met with feigned astonishment and shock by the
establishment media, and yet for the past two years the public has been
continually deceived about the true state of the financial system.
The Greatest Depression Has Only Begun
As the mainstream media is finally catching on to the reality of the
mirage of the so-called "recovery", reports are surfacing about a dire
global economic situation:
‘There’s no safe radiation level’
PUTRAJAYA: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today admitted
there is no such thing as “safe” levels of radiation. However, it told
the Consumer Association of Penang that some radiation levels could be
justified. The nine-member IAEA panel is here to gauge the safety of the
Lynas rare earth refinery in Kuantan. CAP vice-president Mohideen Abdul
Kader told reporters after meeting the IAEA panel that they had agreed
to carry out a cost-benefit analysis before allowing the plant to start
EPA posts latest radiation data: Cesium-137 in Delaware drinking water
above “Maximum Contaminant Level”
EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective
MCL, so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL
[Maximum Contaminant Level] is 3.0 picocuries per liter; if you’re
seeing iodine-131, the MCL is 3.0; if you’re seeing cesium-137 and
iodine-131, the MCL is still 3.0. -Forbes.com
Japan restricts green tea over radiation fears
TOKYO — Japan banned the shipment of green tea leaves grown in four
prefectures around Tokyo on Thursday after radioactive caesium above
legal levels was found in samples, a media report said.
WHO: E. coli outbreak caused by new strain
LONDON – An entirely new super-toxic bug is causing the frightening food
poisoning outbreak that has sickened at least 1,600 people and killed
18, researchers and global health officials said Thursday.
E.coli superbug outbreak in Germany due to abuse of antibiotics in meat
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor
June 2 - The e.coli outbreak in Germany is raising alarm worldwide as
scientists are now describing this particular strain of e.coli as
"extremely aggressive and toxic." Even worse, the strain is resistant to
Three suspected cases of mystery e-coli in US
Health officials said Thursday three people in the United States are
suspected to have fallen ill from e-coli bacteria after traveling to
Germany where the mystery outbreak has killed 17.
Toxic chemicals found in baby products
(NaturalNews) Are efforts to protect babies from fire exposing them to
chemicals that could harm their health? A study published in the
Environmental Science and Technology Journal, examined flame retardant
chemicals found in dozens of baby products containing polyurethane foam:
such as car seats, nursing pillows and changing pads. The findings
showed that 80% of the products tested contained toxic chemicals: Bangor
Daily News reports.
Rate Respiratory Problems Plague Veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq
"Unfortunately we don't have enough information to know precisely what's
causing the increase in respiratory symptoms in people who are
deployed," says Dr. Cecile Rose, who has been studying the issue. "What
we do know is people who are deployed in southwest Asia, that is Iraq
and Afghanistan are exposed to high levels of dust and particulate
matter, they're exposed to the combustion products that emanate from the
burn pits were things are burned," says Rose.
Fears of Depleted Uranium Use in Libya
Although Western officials routinely deny that they have used depleted
uranium in the war on Libya, they have not excluded its possibility
either. There are ample reasons to suspect that the denials are a war
tactic, as was the initial denial stating that Western powers do not
target bringing down Gaddafi's government. The fear is justified that
the Libyan civilian population will face long-lasting radiation effects
from depleted uranium weapons used over their territory.
House scraps vote on Libya resolution
(Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday called off a vote
on a proposal directing President Barack Obama to remove U.S. armed
forces from Libya, with majority Republicans saying they wanted more
time to weigh their options on the war.
Under GOP pressure, Obama abandons wilderness plan
WASHINGTON—Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration is
backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land
in the West eligible for federal wilderness.
At White House, Obama presses Republicans on debt
Dozens of Democratic Party operatives and supporters from across the
country assembled in a downtown hotel on Wednesday for an early
fundraising strategy session. The group, which was to include White
House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and former Director of the White House
National Economic Council Lawrence Summers, laid out their early
strategy for raising more than $750 million to reelect the Democratic
Bill would allow $500 million emergency oil sale
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A request by the Obama administration to sell
$500 million in crude from the U.S. emergency oil stockpile was included
in a spending bill released on Wednesday by the House Appropriations
Committee, with a spring 2012 deadline to sell the crude.
Mayors reach climate deal with World Bank
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chair of the C40 Summit, delivers
a speech during the opening ceremony of the C40 Large Cities Climate
Summit being held in Sao Paulo. Leaders of the C40 Mayors Summit on
climate change said Wednesday the group had reached a financing
agreement with the World Bank to help the world's major cities better
adapt to climate change.
Ambitious Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern
DANJIANGKOU, China — North China is dying. A chronic drought is ravaging
farmland. The Gobi Desert is inching south. The Yellow River, the
so-called birthplace of Chinese civilization, is so polluted it can no
longer supply drinking water. The rapid growth of megacities — 22
million people in Beijing and 12 million in Tianjin alone — has drained
underground aquifers that took millenniums to fill.
Employment Data May Be the Key to the President’s Job
No president since Franklin Roosevelt has won re-election with
unemployment above 7.2 percent. To keep his own job, it appears
President Obama may have to defy this trend.
War Zones: As The Economy Dies, Murders, Shootings, Robberies And
Looting Erupt All Over America
As the U.S. economy falls apart and millions of Americans descend into
despair we are seeing some really shocking things start to happen all
over America. The mainstream media keeps telling us that crime is under
control, but they are also the ones that keep telling us that we are in
the midst of an "economic recovery". Unfortunately, the truth is that
the economy is slowly dying.
Several Tornadoes Touch Down In Massachusetts
SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) — Several tornadoes touched down in Massachusetts
Wednesday afternoon, killing at least four people and damaging property
across more than a dozen communities.
Trailer Talk's Frack Talk: Why Food and Fuel Shouldn't Mix -- A Farmer
Speaks Out On the Dangers of Fracking
Farmer Greg Swartz talks about trying to maintain an organic farm in the
face of increasing gas drilling in rural Pennsylvania. The threat to our
local farms throughout the country is epidemic. The threat to farms in
the Catskills and the Delaware River Basin in upstate New York and
Pennsylvania is at the center of the debate with the Delaware River
Basin Commission and its most recent controversy with Exxon-Mobil.
New York sues U.S. over Delaware River Basin gas drilling
The federal government hasn’t adequately studied how natural gas
drilling in the Delaware River Basin would affect 9 million water
drinkers in New York, the state said in a lawsuit against the U.S.
Google Says Hackers in China Stole Gmail Passwords
Google said that the hacked accounts included those of senior American
government officials and political activists.
Privacy group gets part of Google settlement: Judge
A U.S. judge approved a class action settlement over Google's Buzz
social network, and awarded $500,000 to an Internet privacy group that
had previously been left out of the proposed deal.
Brain Injuries Are Seen in New Scans of Veterans
A study may explain why some people exposed to blasts have symptoms
despite normal CT and M.R.I. scans.
78 percent of Pakistani children with polio were given polio vaccines
June 2 - In the last year, as Pakistan has lost favor with the US and
UNICEF, polio virus has paralyzed increasing numbers of Pakistani youth,
casting doubt on the good intentions of those who fight polio.To make
matters worse, most of the new cases have occurred in children already
vaccinated. Is the US attempting to fight Pakistan by tainting
The hepatitis B vaccine is linked to infant death, multiple sclerosis
and autoimmune disorders
The hepatitis B vaccine has been approved for all U.S. infants at birth,
but is it really safe? For a "preventative vaccination, the amount of
complications associated with the hepatitis B vaccination are quite
New mind-altering drug capable of literally modifying your memories
Changing bad memories into good ones could be just a pill away,
according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers from the University of Montreal
in Canada say that metyrapone, a drug that blocks the "stress hormone"
cortisol, also appears to alter patients' memories and minimizing their
recollection of negative events -- but is this actually a good thing?
Herbal therapies that stop aging and fight disease
Tell a mainstream medical doctor you are taking a herb, especially if it
is for some condition Big Pharma has no treatment for, and odds are
you'll be faced with warnings that herbs are unproven quackery at worst.
And if you claim a traditional herbal cure is actually working, don't be
surprised if you are told it is probably the placebo effect, i.e. all
"in your head".
History - Thursday - June 2, 2011
1851 - Maine became the first U.S. state to enact a law prohibiting
1886 - Grover Cleveland became the second U.S. president to get married
while in office. He was the first to have a wedding in the White House.
1910 - Charles Stewart Roll became the first person to fly across the
1924 - All American Indians were granted U.S. citizenship by the U.S.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the first swimming
pool to be built inside the White House.
1941 - Lou Gehrig died in New York of the degenerative disease
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
1953 - Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.
1954 - U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that there were communists
working in the CIA and atomic weapons plants.
1957 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was interviewed by CBS-TV.
1966 - Surveyor 1, the U.S. space probe, landed on the moon and started
sending photographs back to Earth of the Moon's surface. It was the
first soft landing on the Moon.
1969 - Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne sliced the destroyer USS
Frank E. Evans in half off the shore of South Vietnam.
1979 - Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit
by a pope to a Communist country.
1985 - The R.J. Reynolds Company proposed a major merger with Nabisco
that would create a $4.9 billion conglomerate.
1995 - Captain Scott F. O'Grady's U.S. Air Force F-16C was shot down by
Bosnian Serbs. He was rescued six days later.
1997 - Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing of a federal
building in Oklahoma City in which 168 people were killed.
1998 - Royal Caribbean Cruises agreed to pay $9 million to settle
charges of dumping waste at sea.
1999 - In South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) won a major
victory. ANC leader Thabo Mbeki was to succeed Nelson Mandela as the
2003 - In the U.S., federal regulators voted to allow companies to buy
more television stations and newspaper-broadcasting combinations in the
same city. The previous ownership restrictions had not been altered
2003 - In Seville, Spain, a chest containing the supposed remains of
Christopher Columbus were exhumed for DNA tests to determine whether the
bones were really those of the explorer. The tests were aimed at
determining if Columbus was currently buried in Spain's Seville
Cathedral or in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that companies could not be sued
under a trademark law for using information in the public domain without
giving credit to the originator. The case had originated with 20th
Century Fox against suing Dastar Corp. over their use of World War II
More people scrubbing processed foods from their diets
Clean eating encourages people to lose weight or get healthy by avoiding
processed foods in favor of whole foods in their most natural state, or
as close to it as possible. It advocates fresh, seasonal, locally grown
foods for their rich nutritional profile.
Australia shuns GM canola in response to consumer demand for non-GMO
A recent report from Gene Ethics Media (GEM) explains that two of
Australia's largest grain traders are refusing to deal with any GM
canola this year, citing intense and increasing consumer opposition to
Hay Festival 2011: ex-CIA man claims Barack Obama 'doesn't have a clue'
David Cameron and Barack Obama ''don't have a clue'' about dealing with
the war on terror, a former senior member of the CIA has claimed.
Street battles in Yemeni capital leave 41 dead
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Government forces and tribal fighters exchanged gun
and artillery fire in Yemen's capital early Wednesday, sending the
crackle of gunfire and resounding booms over the city in fresh fighting
that killed at least 41 people. The fighting spread to new areas, with
tribesmen from the powerful Hasid confederation seizing buildings in
neighborhoods in the city's south and northwest....
NATO: Arrests made in deadly north Afghan bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO and Afghan forces captured a man they
believe took part in a bomb attack that killed two prominent Afghan
police officials and wounded the German general who commands troops in
northern Afghanistan, the coalition said Wednesday.
NATO extends Libya operations to September
TRIPOLI/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO said on Wednesday it had extended its
Libyan mission for a further 90 days, after Muammar Gaddafi made it
clear he would not step down, dashing hopes of a negotiated end to the
uprising against his rule.
Egypt's Mubarak, sons to stand trial on Aug. 3
CAIRO (AP) -- Former President Hosni Mubarak, who held absolute power in
Egypt for nearly 30 years, goes on trial Aug. 3 charged with corruption
and intentionally killing protesters, a court official said on
Saudi prince calls for lower oil prices
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said Sunday that he wants oil prices to
drop so that the United States and Europe don't accelerate efforts to
wean themselves off his country's supply.
Another Crisis ‘Around The Corner’: Mobius
Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management’s emerging
markets group, said another financial crisis is inevitable because the
causes of the previous one haven’t been resolved. “There is definitely
going to be another financial crisis around the corner because we
haven’t solved any of the things that caused the previous crisis,”
Mobius said at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo today
in response to a question about price swings. “Are the derivatives
regulated? No. Are you still getting growth in derivatives? Yes.”
Market strategist: “We’re on the verge of a great, great depression.
Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the
U.S. economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter
Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.
Gold futures gain steam after ISM data
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures rose Wednesday, overcoming a
wobbly start, as disappointing U.S. economic data spurred buying in
40 Signs The Chinese Economy Is Beating The Living Daylights Out Of The
China is poised to blow past the United States and become the largest
economy in the world. Not only that, some economists are projecting that
the Chinese economy could be three times larger than the U.S. economy by
mid-century. The age of U.S. economic dominance is ending, and most
Americans still don't even understand what is happening.
77,000 feds paid more than governors
More than 77,000 federal government employees throughout the country —
including computer operators, more than 5,000 air traffic controllers,
22 librarians and one interior designer — earned more than the governors
of the states in which they work.
Budget cuts force Calif. police and firemen to watch man drown
Police and firemen in Alameda, California watched a man drown on Monday
after realizing they did not have proper certifications for water
rescue, leaving them open to possible lawsuits if they attempted to save
Senate panel OKs ending workers' compensation
Critics call the idea irresponsible and say it makes Illinois look bad.
Ending workers' compensation would mean the court system handles injury
claims. That could mean 50,000 cases a year in the courts, a situation
that could slow payments to injured workers and expose business to the
risk of huge lawsuit awards.
18 Signs That Life In U.S. Public Schools Is Now Essentially Equivalent
To Life In U.S. Prisons
In the United States today, our public schools are not very good at
educating our students, but they sure are great training grounds for
learning how to live in a Big Brother police state control grid. Sadly,
life in many U.S. public schools is now essentially equivalent to life
in U.S. prisons.
Quinn gets bill allowing home-baked goods at farmers markets
Senate Bill 840, which passed the General Assembly Friday, would allow
the sale of home-baked "non-potentially hazardous food," such as bread
and cookies, at farmers markets and community events. It also allows for
the sale of jam, jelly and fruit butter.
Elephant Helps With Tornado Cleanup
Video: Elephants from the Picadilly Circus assist in the post-tornado
cleanup in Joplin, Missouri, moving cars and other heavy debris.
Ooops! Biodegradeable products release methane which is more potent than
CO2 as a greenhouse gas
Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called
biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in
landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they
Miracle Blue Goo Used To Decontaminate Japan’s Nuclear Disaster
It looks like Smurf blood and it may keep Japan safe from nuclear waste.
DeconGel is a liquid polymer that can spread easily on almost any
surface. As it hardens it traps hazardous materials, including
radioactive particles, and then easily peels away for disposal.
Spain May ‘Take Action’ for E. Coli Damage
Germany’s largest E. coli outbreak has killed nine people, and one
person has died in Sweden also, according to the European Commission.
After German authorities initially named Spanish cucumbers as the
possible source, tests by Hamburg health authorities on cucumbers from
the Mediterranean country didn’t find the strain of E. coli responsible
for the outbreak.
European food outbreak soars; mystery deepens
Medical authorities appeared no closer to discovering either the source
of the infection or the mystery at the heart of the outbreak: why the
unusual strain of the E. coli bacteria appears to be causing so many
cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, which attacks the kidneys and can
cause seizures, strokes and comas.
Chemtrails as biological weapons
In the 1940’s the Japanese tested many food borne disease over the
Chinese population, such as Typhoid, Cholera, and Salmonella.
Chemtrails: Delivery System For The Department Of Defense's Toxic
During numerous chemtrail spray episodes, the small town of Sallisaw in
Eastern Oklahoma area was saturated with a web-like material in which
lab techs discovered an unusually large enterobacteria. The critter was
a mutant of E. coli, salmonella and anthrax; undoubtedly one of the
military's designer bugs.
Chemtrails are real and they are damaging our health
(NaturalNews) It's hard to convince others that chemtrails even exist.
Most shrug and wonder what the fuss is about. After all, jets have
exhaust trails, don't they? Yes they do. Those are seen sometimes as
contrails. But contrails don't trail for more than a few plane lengths,
nor do they remain in the sky and become hazy clouds.
25 Shocking Facts That Prove That The Entire U.S. Health Care Industry
Has Become One Giant Money Making Scam
What is the appropriate word to use when you find out that the top
executive at the third largest health insurance company in America raked
in 68.7 million dollars in 2010? How is one supposed to respond when one
learns that more than two dozen pharmaceutical companies make over a
billion dollars in profits each year?
Maybe you aren't doomed to cancer or other diseases because of your
genes; scientists find risk research is inaccurate
Countless people have had regular expensive testings and even organs
removed because, based on genetic testing, they've been told they are
sure to get cancer. Think about women having breasts amputated to
18 Ridiculous Statistics About Medical Bills, Medical Debt And The
Health Care Industry That Will Make You So Mad You Will Want To Tear
Your Hair Out
Do not read this article if you do not want to get angry. The health
care industry in the United States has become one gigantic money making
scam, and tens of millions of American families now live in great fear
of illness and disease. Why are they so afraid?
Lithium in drinking water may depress thyroid function
Lithium can cause underactive thyroid in people who use the drug to
treat depression. New evidence suggests that lithium in drinking water
may have the same effect on thyroid function.
USDA testing finds 30-plus unapproved pesticides on the herb cilantro
Just in time for cookout season, some unsettling news arrives for
guacamole and salsa lovers: Federal testing turned up a wide array of
unapproved pesticides on the herb cilantro — to an extent that surprises
and concerns government scientists.
USDA reviews birth control pill safety over clot risk
The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is reviewing
recently published studies which have pointed to an increased blood clot
risk associated with a certain type of birth control pill. The studies
involve pills that contain drospirenone, as opposed to another type of
progestin known as levonorgestrel. Some brand names include Yaz, Yasmin,
Beyaz, Ocella, Loryna, Gianvi, Safyral, Syeda and Zarah.
Edible RFID tags track your food from beginning to end
NutriSmart is a concept for a food tracking system that uses RFID tags
embedded in food along with a special plate that scans everything you
eat, for the purposes of tracking nutrition and food allergies as well
as to provide a little extra information on just what exactly it is that
you're scarfing down
Use Activated Charcoal to remove toxins and reduce cholesterol
NaturalNews) As long ago as 1550BC, activated charcoal was documented
for use in treating medical conditions. It has been used by North
American Indians to treat bruises, inflammation and skin infections.
Activated charcoal has also been reported to help lower cholesterol,
triglycerides and lipids found in the blood.
Research shows elderberries to be beneficial in treating infections and
Elderberry extract has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease by
reducing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Anthocyanins,
one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man, are found in these
remarkable berries in far higher quantities than either Vitamin C or E.
Their juice is also known to help night vision and improve digestion.
Infusions of Elderberry are said to be good for back pain, nerve
disorders and reducing inflammation in the urinary tract and bladder.
History - Wednesday - June 1, 2011
1774 - The British government ordered the Port of Boston closed.
1789 - The first U.S. congressional act on administering oaths became
1792 - Kentucky became the 15th state of the U.S.
1796 - Tennessee became the 16th state of the U.S.
1861 - The first skirmish of the U.S. Civil War took place at the
Fairfax Court House, Virginia.
1869 - Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric voting machine.
1877 - U.S. troops were authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico.
1915 - Germany conducted the first zeppelin air raid over England.
1916 - The National Defense Act increased the strength of the U.S.
National Guard by 450,000 men.
1921 - A race riot erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 85 people were killed.
1935 - The Ingersoll-Waterbury Company reported that it had produced 2.5
million Mickey Mouse watches during its 2-year
association with Disney.
1938 - Baseball helmets were worn for the first time.
1938 - Superman, the world's first super hero, appeared in the first
issue of Action Comics.
1939 - The Douglas DC-4 made its first passenger flight from Chicago to
1942 - The U.S. began sending Lend-Lease materials to the Soviet Union.
1943 - During World War II, Germans shot down a civilian flight from
Lisbon to London.
1944 - The French resistance was warned by a coded message from the
British that the D-Day invasion was imminent.
1944 - Siesta was abolished by the government of Mexico.
1954 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Linus' security blanket made its
1958 - Charles de Gaulle became the premier of France.
1961 - Radio listeners in New York, California, and Illinois were
introduced to FM multiplex stereo broadcasting. A year
later the FCC made this a standard.
1963 - Governor George Wallace vowed to defy an injunction that ordered
the integration of the University of Alabama.
1968 - Helen Keller died. She had been deaf and blind since the age of
18 months. During her life she learned to speak, ride
horses, and the waltz. She also graduated from Radcliffe cum laude.
1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news
1998 - In the U.S., the FDA approved a urine-only test for the AIDS
2008 - The Phoenix Mars Lander became the first NASA spacecraft to scoop
2009 - General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The filing made
GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.
Suddenly Everyone Is Warning About The Next Financial Collapse
Sadly, most Americans still believe that wonderful economic times are on
the way. Most believe that this downturn is just temporary and that
things will soon be better than ever. How do you think they are going to
feel when they find out the truth?
Limousine liberals? Number of government-owned limos has soared under
According to a March report by the GAO, the federal government spent
$1.9 billion on new vehicles in fiscal 2009, and burned through 963,000
gallons of fuel a day with its fleet of 600,00 vehicles.
New Mexico to end food stamp supplement
New Mexico will end a food stamp supplement for elderly and disabled
residents, according to the Associated Press. The cuts come just as
Congress is considering cuts to the food stamp program even as a
record-high amount of people are receiving the benefits.
State cuts funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Family grants
New Mexico is one of four states, and the District of Columbia, that cut
Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) block grant money,
according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The cuts “will
carry a heavy human cost,” the policy
organization reports. The other states that have cut the funding to aid
low-income residents are California, Washington and South Carolina.
Amazon Tax Bill Passes State Assembly
A bill passed by the Assembly Monday could help California collect more
than $1 billion in taxes from online retailers such as Amazon.com
Criminal complaint charges Obama birth record 'forged'
An international expert on scanners and document-imaging software filed
a 22-page criminal complaint with the FBI, charging that the long-form
birth certificate released by the White House is criminally fraudulent.
"What the Obama administration released is a PDF image that they are
trying to pass off as a Certificate of Live Birth Long Form printed on
green security paper by the Hawaiian Health Department," Doug Vogt
writes, "but this form is a created forgery."
Housing Prices Was Even Worse Than Expected
U.S. single-family home prices dropped in March, dipping below their
2009 low, as the housing market remained bogged down by inventory and
weak demand, a closely watched survey said Tuesday.
Alarm Clocks Blow up at Ikea Stores in Belgium, France and The
"The information we have is that the explosions happened the same way in
all locations, with booby-trapped alarm clocks that had been hidden
exploding," according to An Schoonjans, spokeswoman for Ghent
Obama sends out 'civil rights investigators' to make sure city cops
President Obama has launched a major crackdown on big city police
departments to make sure officers are behaving themselves on the ground.
Jim Rogers: silver price correction beneficial
When taking the latest statements and data from precious metal traders
into account, the physical demand for gold and silver still remains at a
very high level – in particular with regards gold and silver coins,
which remain popular among small investors. In many countries
(particularly in Asia) inflation is becoming more and more of a concern,
with investors buying gold and silver as a means of protecting their
IAEA Says Japan's Nuclear Regulators Need More Oversight After Fukushima
Japan’s Trade Ministry, which oversees the nuclear power industry,
dismissed evidence two years ago from geologists that the power
station’s stretch of coast was overdue for a giant wave, minutes from a
government committee show, Bloomberg News reported March 28. Tokyo
Electric engineers also didn’t heed lessons from the 2004 tsunami off
Indonesia that swamped a reactor 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) away in
India, even as they advised the nuclear industry on coping with the
China to settle most trade in yuan by 2015
More than half of China's trade, or about $2 trillion, is expected to be
settled in yuan by 2015, according to Montgomery Ho, head of commercial
banking at HSBC China. Ho's comment comes as a HSBC survey of its
commercial banking customers in mainland China revealed domestic
businesses are eager to start settling trades in yuan.
Karzai Warns NATO Against Air Attacks on Afghan Homes
KABUL, Afghanistan — In one of his sternest warnings yet concerning
civilian casualties, President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that NATO must
stop air attacks on Afghan homes immediately, or face “unilateral
action” from the Afghan government.
Russia Says IMF Chief Jailed For Discovering All US Gold Is Gone
A new report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Federal Security
Service (FSB) says that former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged and jailed in the US for sex crimes
on May 14th after his discovery that all of the gold held in the United
States Bullion Depository located at Fort Knox was ‘missing and/or
One Brain, Hundreds of Eyes: Darpa Plots Manhunt Master Controller
Thought military tracking technology couldn’t get any creepier? Hold
onto your tinfoil hats and hide behind the nearest curtain because the
next generation of manhunting gear just took another step closer to
Pentagon seeks mini-weapons for new age of warfare
Los Angeles Times W.J. Hennagin May 31, 2011 Under mounting pressure to
keep its massive budget in check, the Pentagon is looking to cheaper,
smaller weapons to wage war in the 21st century. A new generation of
weaponry is being readied in clandestine laboratories across the nation
that puts a priority on pintsized technology that...
New Virginia prison sits empty, at a cost of more than $700,000 a year
This is how bad the economy is in southwestern Virginia: People are
wishing they had more criminals in town. That’s because Grayson County
has a brand-new state prison standing empty. No prisoners. And that
means no guards, no administrators, no staff, no jobs.
Congress Mulls Cuts to Food Stamps Program Amid Record Number of
ABC News' Huma Khan reports: Congress is under pressure to cut the
rapidly rising costs of the federal government’s food stamps program at
a time when a record number of Americans are relying on it.
Barack Obama's decision to play golf on Memorial Day was disrespectful
and hardly presidential
The president’s actions smack of poor taste, as well a lack of empathy
and support for the US military, hardly the kind of leadership the White
House should be projecting at a time of war.
Fukushima Risks Chernobyl ‘Dead Zone’
Radiation from the plant has spread over 600 square kilometers (230
square miles), according to the report. The extent of contamination
shows the government must move fast to avoid the same future for the
area around Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s
Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant as Chernobyl, scientists said.
Typhoon Songda Hits Earthquake-Ravaged Japan
(TOKYO) -- The first major storm of the cyclone season -- Typhoon Songda
-- has touched down in Japan, causing significant flooding and some
damage in areas still reeling from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The most irrational yet effective remedy in the world for radiation
illness and its prevention
(NaturalNews) As the radioactive fallout from Japan has officially
reached the level of Chernobyl's catastrophe and encroached onto the
U.S. and Canada, the EPA, for the lack of a drug to recommend, has been
playing the role of psychotherapist - "you are OK, we are OK, don't
worry." Even better, the psychotherapeutic arsenal has extended to even
silencing this inconvenient issue altogether, thus leaving the public
virtually to itself in managing matters.
Who Will Take the Radioactive Rods from Fukushima?
Under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), signed by Japan in 1970,
Washington's negotiators stipulated that used nuclear fuel from Japanese
reactors must by law be shipped to the United States for storage or
reprocessing to prevent the development of
an atomic bomb. Washington has been unable to fulfill its treaty
obligations to Tokyo due to the public outcry against the proposed Yucca
Mountain storage facility near Las Vegas.
Investigators Wanted to Document Chemtrails
One of the producers of What in the World Are They Spraying is
organizing a systematic method of documenting aerial applications of
toxic materials, calling for 50-100 volunteers to collect specific info
and record it on a prepared template over the next month.
Chemtrails: Suppressing Human Evolution
The author has monitored the chemtrail situation for the past year and a
half, but refrained from writing an article about it until adequate data
had been gathered to formulate a viable theory that was both original
and more explanatory than any other out there.
WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk
(CNN) -- Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according
to the World Health Organization. The agency now
lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as
lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Before its nnouncement Tuesday, WHO
had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been
FDA targets supplement manufacturers, falsely accuses them of selling
In the eyes of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is no
difference between a legitimate, scientifically-backed health claim, and
a phony, made-up claim, as it concerns food and dietary supplements..
Fraudulent organics from China spell safety hazards for U.S. consumers
Currently, the US imports 80% of its organic produce, the vast majority
of which hails from Mexico, Brazil, and China. So people who try to
avoid artificial fertilizers and insecticides by making organic
purchases are likely to eat food from China. Ironically, the people who
think they are safest from harm are actually closest to it.
American Dietetic Association passing legislation to seize control over
(NaturalNews) Well-qualified nutritionists that have been trained in
proper nutrition, and that understand that simple calorie counting is
not enough to ensure good health, are threatened by American Dietetic
Association-sponsored (ADA) legislation quietly being passed all across
the US. According to the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), the ADA has
already sponsored legislation in more than 40 US states that seeks to
gain complete control over the practice of nutritional therapies...