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Today In History - Thursday - June 30, 2011
1894 - Korea declared independence from China and asked for Japanese aid.
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 Korea.
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 bomber.
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 ink.

May Day! May Day! Special Report
EMERGENCY - original posting- 20 JUN 2011 - NEWS POSTING - Check for regular updates...
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.

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 required?

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 details...

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 American Republic.

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 Service says.

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 June 28, 2011 - Once again, the corporate media is ignoring a potentially deadly nuclear situation, this time right here in the United States.

9/11 hero Barry Galfano, retired NYPD captain, loses brave battle with cancer
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 and Afghanistan.

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.

Florida: 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 choice
(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 candidates...

Today In History - Wednesday - June 29, 2011
1776 - The Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made governor.
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 England.
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 bulb.
1926 - Fascists in Rome added an hour to the work day in an economic efficiency measure.
1932 - Siam’s army seized Bangkok and announced an end to the absolute monarchy.
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 Korea.
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 anti-Communist demonstrations.
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 links)!

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, 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 ABC News.

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 pesticide product.

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 65,000 physicians.

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 found.

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 watchdog said.

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. Full article.

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 Brothers.

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 rescue loans.

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 worlds prisoners.
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 Information Center.

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 knows.

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 French...

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 extend lifespan
(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 later use.

Today In History - Tuesday - June 28, 2011
1869 - R. W. Wood was appointed as the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy.
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 Nations.
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 service.
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 without compensation.
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 to Vietnam.
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, NV.
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 dispute.
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 break.
2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

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.
***Related Info: 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)

New Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Raw Ariel Fly Over Video Taken June 27, 2011
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 fuel rods.

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.
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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 that
       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 in Afghanistan.
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 said Monday....

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 Standards Board
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 found....

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 pipes.

Agent Orange Barrels Seen Buried In Gainesville’s Cabot-Koppers EPA Superfund Site
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 (Video)
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 own citizens?

Frankenpot – 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 call it.

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 Scanners
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 people.

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 need it.

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 of brutality....

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 natural gas.

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, says study
(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 Staphylococcus aureus...

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 feed.

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.

Today In History - Monday - June 27, 2011
1801 - British forces defeated the French and took control of Cairo, Egypt.
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 Moscow.
1955 - The state of Illinois enacted the first automobile seat belt legislation.
1961 - Arthur Michael Ramsey was enthroned as the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury.
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 registration.
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 Johnson.
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!!!

Fort Calhoun 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”

Power Hour Chatter: 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
Unbelievable!!  A MUST READ!!!

3 'Mike Tawse Original' Thoughts For The Day:
* I Am An Optimist

* The Joys Of Good Fortune
* Life Is Often Challenging

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 NRC regulations.

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 machinery: OPPD
(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 Nebraska
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...

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. Related Video

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 return .

Time magazine cover features shredded U.S. Constitution, asks if it still matters
Provocative? Perhaps, but that’s nothing new for Time magazine with a history of taking iconic American symbols and using them to make political statements.

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 Corporation...

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 solvent.

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 do.

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 Confrontation
NRC yet to complete its evaluation of flood defenses installed at Fort Calhoun nuclear plant — Other flooding matter “still under investigation”

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 people.

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 wealthiest Americans.

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 Northern California.

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 vaccines
"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, Inc. (NYSCOF).

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 milk.

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 County...

Today In History - Friday - June 24, 2011
1664 - 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 rubber.
1861 - Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias Point, Virginia.
1862 - U.S. intervention saved the British and French at the Dagu forts in China.
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 Strait.
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 Resolution.
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.

“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 Alaskan earthquake
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 Philippines
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 CONUS
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.

Gold 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 at all.

"The inflow rate of water from Canada is tremendous: 28,000 cubic feet per second."
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 outcome."

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.

Greece Agrees 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 15-22, 2012...

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 gone?

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 debt default.

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 Citi.

Jobs Picture 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 germinate.

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 San Jose...

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 saucery design.

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 human suffering
(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 well.

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.

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 'Shrink'
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.

Today In 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 country.
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 investigation.
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 benefits.

Major event about to unfold before your eyes, page 1 - Fort Peck Dam
***Related Article: 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. Click hear to play audio.

Missouri River Flooding Extended Coverage
KETV NewsWatch 7 and 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 Afghanistan
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 Wednesday.

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 warns.

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 Nebraska.

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 management director.

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 Bureau said.

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 Punishment Soon?
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
from us.

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 Wednesday.

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 You!
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 America.

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 healthcare burden.

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.

Today In 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 Columbia River.
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 from Afghanistan.
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 criminal's parole.
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 its walls.

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 reactor).

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...
*** Related Article: 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 North Atlantic
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 product...

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? 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
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 election.

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 Alone 'Irresponsible'
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 ( 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...

Today In 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 crop size.
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 Sea.
1945 - Pan Am announced an 88-hour round-the-world flight at a cost of $700.
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 integration.
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 other men.
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 of space.

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 investigation shows.

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 aircraft.

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.

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 storefront's sales.

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 promotions.

Wildlife Refuges 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 Environmental Responsibility.

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.

Don't Expect 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.

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 well.

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 as sewage.

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 side-effects...

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.

Today In 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 mass-production concept.
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 arrested hundreds.
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 Corps.
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 group.
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.

ED CHIARINI: SHOCKING discovery Pima Sheriff's and Casey Anthony murder trial
 ** The Power of 1 - Tennessee Gov Bill Haslam Responds to Holly Bobo wellaware1 information‏

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 Service.

Trading Of Over The Counter Gold And Silver To Be Illegal Beginning July 15
In conjunction with this new regulation, 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 River
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 100%.


Health freedom victory! Fairbanks, AK, city council votes to end water fluoridation
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 for now.

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 of Europe.

How Miserable? 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 air poisons
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 agents
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 pollution
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 brain function...

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 risk'.

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 US.

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 Fukushima...

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 Greek default.

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 Gunpoint
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 U.S. Open
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 Country Club.

Scientists Successfully Implant Chip That Controls The Brain Allowing Thoughts, Memory And Behavior To Be Transferred From One Brain To Another
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 the soil
(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 radiation.

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 fruitful...

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.

Today In 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 Philadelphia.
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 Horse.
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 South Vietnam.
1970 - North Vietnamese troops cut the last operating rail line in Cambodia.
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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Missouri River 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 AP Slideshow.

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, 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 picture.

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 Philadelphia’s drinking water.

Free 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 Leader
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 the operation.

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 rituals.

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 see.

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 federal government...

Ron Paul Embarrasses Mitt Romney As He Demonstrates TRUE Leadership On Afghanistan
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 Green Lantern.

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 mushrooms."

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 defense firms
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 debt-ridden country.

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 conditions...

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 unified...

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 the...

Today In 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 States.
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 shot.
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 explosives charges.
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 home.
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
*** Photo 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 Iowa
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 action...

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 Libya.

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 Afghanistan?

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 stamps
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 in...

Solar Threat: Government Plans Controlled Blackouts; Elite Contingency Plans
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 reimbursements...

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 recession
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 initiatives.

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 human waste
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 decriminalization
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 their fix
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.

Today In 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 strengthens rubber.
1846 - The United States and Britain settled a boundary dispute concerning the boundary between the U.S. and Canada, by signing a treaty.
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 Hawaii.
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 baby kidnapping.
1944 - American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War II.
1958 - Greece severed military ties to Turkey because of the Cypress issue.
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 Flight 847.
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
*** Related Video: YouTube: Arnie Gundersen - Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & About to Get Worse
*** LATEST NEWS: Ft. Calhoun Nuke Plant Flood Defenses (9:31 PM Jun 14, 2011)

Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuke Plant
A fire [1] in an electrical switch room on Tuesday briefly knocked out cooling for a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant [2] 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...

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.

Sunscreens Exposed
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.
***Related Article: 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 year).

Arizona wildfire 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 469,000 acres

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 ingredients are.

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 food!

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 Protection Agency.

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 Libya
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 reported.

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 ceiling.

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 Bachmann.

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 said Tuesday.

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 good reason.

* 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.

Today In 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 California.
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 Fort McHenry.
1940 - The Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland.
1940 - German troops entered Paris. As Paris became occupied loud speakers announced the implementation of a curfew being imposed for 8 p.m.
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 beliefs.
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 Japan.
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 submarine.
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.
*** Related Articles: * Cedar Falls City Council backs lock box rule despite resistance
                                * Controversial lock box ordinance on Cedar Falls City Council agenda 
                                * 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 at all.

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 Old
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 business...

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 CNBC Monday.

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 Plague
"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 damage.

Soil Samples From California Show Cesium 137 at Highest Level Since April
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 produced food...

“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 whatsoever.

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 illness.

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 compassion.

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 Times.

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 overhaul.

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 plates.

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” Concerns
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 a drought.

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 cancer.

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 nutritious bread


Today In 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 captured.
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 police.
1967 - Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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 earlier.
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 Elizabeth II.
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.

You Tube: PENTAGON BRIEFING FUNVAX - A New Vaccine to cure you of Religious Belief!!
Does this briefing room "Pentagon Room: BC232" even exist?  A close source says "NOT"!!!  Anyone out there that may verify this information?

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.

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 manufacturer (Monsanto).

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 dangerous chemicals.

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 soldiers.

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 regardless.

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 residents
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 United States.”

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 11?
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.

Farm Wars
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 others arrested.

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 well.

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: Scientific American
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 general shareholders.

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 Fukushima.

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 found.

CDC considering adding meningococcal vaccine to childhood vaccine schedule
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 vaccine schedule.

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 British port
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."[1] 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.

Today In 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 graduation.
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. Robert Smith.
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 journalist.
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 War.
1970 - A fifteen-man group of special forces troops began training for Operation Kingpin. The operation was a POW rescue mission in North Vietnam.
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 occupation.
1990 - The Civic Forum movement won Czechoslovakia's first free elections since 1946. The movement was founded by President Vaclav Havel.
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 Cup.
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 important factor."

China Wants To Construct A 50 Square Mile Self-Sustaining City South Of Boise, Idaho
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 2008.

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 weapon.l

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 ears.

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 Agenda
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 people!
Soldiers relive how they had to kill innocent people and plant weapons on them.

'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse Scenario
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 372,000.

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 Fukushima Daiichi.

TEPCO shares now under $2 — “Share price will just steadily trend towards zero”
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 meltdowns.

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 any different?

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.
Video: 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 earthquake, tsunami
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 decade ago.

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 solutions.

US government to set up internet Ministry of Truth as communist-style government-run media
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 superhighway.

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 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 When Necessary
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 supply
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 schemes
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.

Today In 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. Congress.
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 priesthood.
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 Celtics.
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 products
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 American officials.

As 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 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 follows:

Obama Offers 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 wasn’t there.
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 established.

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 Congress.

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 Bond
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”) operations.

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 future bioweapons
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 illness
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.

Today In History - Wednesday - June 8, 2011
1786 - In New York City, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time.
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 Hamilton.
1861 - Tennessee voted to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy.
1904 - U.S. Marines landed in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S. citizens.
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 Washington, DC.
1965 - U.S. troops in South Vietnam were given orders to begin fighting offensively.
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 separately.
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 chips.
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 elementary school.
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.

Obama Blames 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.

Dollar Index 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 currencies.

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 economic nightmare.

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 for mammography.

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 locations.

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 chance.

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 volunteers...

Whole Foods admits its organic foods contain genetically modified ingredients
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 enhancing qualities.

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.

IMF 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 Trade Association
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 driving thunderstorm.

Today In 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 their bonuses.
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 reactor.
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 Microsoft Corporation.
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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Last Earthquake in Missouri...Tuesday, June 07, 2011 at 03:10:34 AM
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Weiner Admits Tweeting Lewd Photo & Having Multiple ‘Inappropriate’ Online Relationships
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 Your Mind
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 under investigation
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 Parker said.

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 Assad's rule.

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, government reports

True Cost of Fannie, Freddie Bailouts: $317 Billion, CBO Says
( – 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 performed.

Today In 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, KY.
1882 - The first electric iron was patented by H.W. Seely.
1904 - The National Tuberculosis Association was formed in Atlantic City, NJ.
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 U.S. ports.
1942 - The first nylon parachute jump was made by Adeline Gray in Hartford, CT.
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 were involved.
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 Sunday.

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 Europe.

The FDA assaults breast thermography while protecting mammography industry
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 effective.

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 planet.”

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 figures.

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 attack
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 42-year rule.

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 all…

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 identified...

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 fourteen years.

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.

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 than that:

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 triglycerides
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.

Scrambled Eggs
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 factory farms..

Today In 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 Springs, CO.
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 Square.
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.

Coast 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 before.

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 manufacture.

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) infections.

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 are canceled
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 Interview
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 operations.

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.

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 production
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 antibiotics...

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.

High 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 incumbent.

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 inoculation doses?

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 shocking.

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".

Today In History - Thursday - June 2, 2011
1851 - Maine became the first U.S. state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.
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 English Channel.
1924 - All American Indians were granted U.S. citizenship by the U.S. Congress.
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 nation's president.
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 since 1975.
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 footage.

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 products
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 GM grains.

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 Wednesday....

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 precious metals.

40 Signs The Chinese Economy Is Beating The Living Daylights Out Of The U.S. Economy
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 him.
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 break down.

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 Cocktails
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 avoid...

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 cancer
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.

Today In 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 law.
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 New York.
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 debut.
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 station.
1998 - In the U.S., the FDA approved a urine-only test for the AIDS virus.
2008 - The Phoenix Mars Lander became the first NASA spacecraft to scoop Martian soil.
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 Obama
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

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."

Tumble in 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 Netherlands
"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 prosecutors.

Obama sends out 'civil rights investigators' to make sure city cops behave
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 savings.

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 dangers.

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 unaccounted’ for.

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 reality.

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 Recipients
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 established.

FDA targets supplement manufacturers, falsely accuses them of selling drugs
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 nutritionists
(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...




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