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March 2007

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Operation Bite - April 6 Sneak Attack By US Forces On Iran Planned - Russian Military Sources Warn -- General Ivashov Calls For Emergency Session Of UN Security Council To Ward Off Looming US Aggression By Webster G. Tarpley.

FDA Pulls Parkinson's drug from U.S. market -- U.S. health officials withdrew the Parkinson's disease drug pergolide from the market on Thursday, citing a history of safety concerns that include potentially fatal heart valve damage.

Dairy Recalls Milk After 8 Children at 2 Schools Fall Ill -- Investigators say they believe that a dairy company employee’s failure to flush cleaning solution from at least one machine contaminated a batch of chocolate milk, sickening eight Connecticut children and forcing a recall in four states.

FDA issues warning for dry pet food -- Unapproved substance found in Iams Co. products. The FDA said Thursday it has issued a warning letter to Iams Co. that says some of its diet pet foods contain an unapproved substance chromium tripicolinate, which is not an approved food supplement, the FDA said.

Gulf of Tonkin II makes them rich -- Record gasoline prices expected by this weekend!!
NOTE: Wikipedia on Gulf of Tonkin

Excellent link to a document regarding the HPV vaccine -- RECORD OF THE MEETING OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES. Contains The Biology of HPV, HPV Epidemiology in the U.S., Cervical Cancer in the U.S. and more...

Prozac for Your Dog -- A new canine version of Prozac will soon be available. It is just the latest in pet-specific drugs, as pharmaceutical companies increasingly chase this lucrative market.

Morgellons Special #7 -- PROJECT FMM (FIBER, METEORITE & MORGELLONS) - Principal Researcher Dr. Hildegarde Staninger, RIET-1 © Saturday, March 27, 2007.

O'Donnell 9/11 Rant Reaches 30 Million Viewers -- Promises to feature physics professor on The View to discuss WTC collapse. Be sure to check out the YouTube videos in this article or go to:

WTC Blueprints Leaked by Whistleblower -- Unseen documents show official investigations used flawed construction details.

VIDEO: Cheney - The Unauthorized Biography -- This video (free on Google) is shocking...Every American should watch it... unbelievable stuff.

How some Veterans are loosing their Benefits -- A six-month investigation has uncovered multiple cases in which soldiers wounded in Iraq are suspiciously diagnosed as having a personality disorder, then prevented from collecting benefits. The conditions of their discharge have infuriated many in the military community, including the injured soldiers and their families, veterans' rights groups, even military officials required to process these dismissals.

UK News: Compliments of Mike Tawse:
The captured sailors have been shown on Iranian television -- Watch the video replay by clicking the "watch" button under the photo.
Untried cancer drug bought on web -- Patients are buying an experimental cancer drug over the Internet, it has been reported.
Drug-free therapy 'fights asthma' -- A drug-free treatment has helped people control their asthma symptoms for up to a year, a study has found.
Green tea 'may keep HIV at bay' -- Drinking green tea could help in the fight against HIV, research suggests.
Iran offers UK access to sailors -- Iran has offered to let UK officials visit the 15 Royal Navy personnel who were captured in the Gulf on Friday

Is there Rat Poison in Your Milk -- Information on milk cartons reveal that two ingredients fill the container: Milk and Vitamin D-3. Vitamin D-3 is used to kill rats! Why is it added to milk for our children to drink in the name of good health?
Related Article: Chemical Capabilities - Vitamin D3

"Mammatus Clouds"? -- IT was a rare sight over Melbourne, with eye-catching mammatus clouds drifting in from the west. The clouds were bluish-grey with a distinctive cellular pattern of pouches. NOTE: This is not normal weather, and they even admit that they are "different from those usually seen over Melbourne". Thanks Neville!

Gulf rumours send US crude to six-month high -- Traders said the oil price jumped $5 a barrel – more than 7 per cent – in just seven minutes shortly after the close of US trade on Tuesday, caused by rumours that Iran had fired a missile at a US warship in the Persian Gulf.

Michigan Ponders Sewage Disappearance -- About 15 million gallons of partially treated sewage water disappeared from a 250,000 square-foot storage lagoon into a sinkhole, but officials don't know where it went after that.

Space junk falls around airliner -- Flaming space junk from a Russian satellite narrowly missed hitting a Chilean airliner over the Pacific Ocean, reports said Wednesday. The pilot of a LAN Chile Airbus A340 en route to New Zealand told air traffic controllers he had seen pieces of flaming space junk falling about eight kilometres (four miles) in front of the plane and behind it, TV3 said.

Tuskegee aviators to be honored by Congress -- Six decades after completing their World War II mission and coming home to a country that discriminated against them because they were black, the Tuskegee Airmen are getting high honors from Congress.

More Credit Card Theft -- More than two months after first disclosing that hackers accessed customers' financial data from its computers, discount retailer TJX Cos. has revealed that information from at least 45.7 million credit and debit cards was stolen over an 18-month period.

Holocaust survivors still seeking Nazi files 60 years later -- Witnesses told a congressional panel of their frustration with the long, still-unfinished process of opening a secret Nazi archive with millions of files on concentration camps and their victims.

Coughing Girl Ordered Off Flight -- "Upon boarding the plane (she) was asked to leave by the pilot because she had a little bit of a coughing spell," her mother told KITV-TV in Hawaii. "I'm frustrated. I'm really, really frustrated. Why they would do that, especially with two teachers escorting 40 children across the United States, and for the pilot to make that kind of decision."

YouTube Video: Reflecting Pool - film trailer -- THE REFLECTING POOL is an intense, sobering investigation into the most controversial tragedy of our time - 911. Drawn from known sources and verifiable facts, THE REFLECTING POOL is a thought-provoking study of a search for truth and the profound consequences of not looking for it any further than the nightly news.

SONG: Building 7 Music Video -- Please click on the movie button to view the music video by Martin Noakes.

Suit against Rumsfeld tossed -- Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld cannot be tried on allegations of torture in overseas military prisons, a federal judge said yesterday.

Drugs could trump angioplasty for heart attacks -- Thousands of people with crushing chest pain who once opted for angioplasty as a quick fix may change their minds based on a landmark study out Monday showing that medication costs less, poses fewer risks and works just as well.

Kaine proposes HPV vaccine amendment AND restaurant smoking ban -- RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Monday proposed an amendment that would make it easier for parents to exempt their daughters from receiving a vaccine for the sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer. Also, Kaine also amended a bill that would require restaurants that allow smoking to alert patrons. The governor broadened it to ban smoking in restaurants.

US Navy starts war games in Gulf -- The US Navy has begun its most extensive manoeuvres in the Gulf region since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but denies sabre-rattling aimed at Iran.

Marines Recalling 1,800 Reservists -- The Marine Corps is recalling 1,800 reservists to active duty, citing a shortage of volunteers to fill some jobs in Iraq.

Pentagon conducting research into adverse effects of anthrax vaccine while maintaining it is safe -- The Pentagon resumed its controversial mandatory anthrax vaccinations program for selected troops last week despite the fact that its own doctors are quietly conducting research into adverse effects of the vaccine, a RAW STORY investigation has found.

Emergent Tries Add-On For Its Anthrax Vaccine -- Emergent BioSolutions is in a predicament. The Gaithersburg company makes the only federally licensed anthrax vaccine. It sells the vaccine to the Defense Department to inoculate soldiers, and in the past two years the government has purchased 10 million doses for the strategic national stockpile in case of another attack. The problem is that federal health officials want 75 million doses for the stockpile. Read More...

Australia News: Babies to get gastro virus vaccination -- ALL babies under six months old will be vaccinated for free against the painful rotavirus bug in time for the winter danger period.

China shifts to euros for Iran oil -- China's state-run Zhuhai Zhenrong Corp, the biggest buyer of Iranian crude worldwide, began paying for its oil in euros late last year as Tehran moves to diversify its foreign reserves away from U.S. dollars.

S.F. Leaders OK Plastic Grocery Bag Ban -- City leaders approved a ban on plastic grocery bags after weeks of lobbying on both sides from environmentalists and a supermarket trade group. If Mayor Gavin Newsom signs the ban as expected, San Francisco would be the first U.S. city to adopt such a rule.

FCC Testing Web-Over-Airwaves Device -- The Federal Communications Commission is expected to release findings this summer on whether a new device can deliver high-speed Internet service over unused airwaves without disrupting television programming.

Burger King will buy cage-free eggs, pork from uncrated pigs -- In what animal-welfare advocates are describing as a "historic advance," Burger King, the world's second-largest hamburger chain, said Tuesday that it would begin buying eggs and pork from suppliers that did not confine their animals in cages and crates.

'Anti-Christ' Suspended From New York Times Newspaper -- Charles Merrill, whose cousin, Charles Merrill, founded Merrill Lynch, has had his blogging account suspended by a publication owned by New York Times Corp. because his blog name was "Anti-Christ."

Press Release: The Power Hour to be added to XM radio network beginning on April 2, 2007 -- TPH will be aired on The Extreme XM talk channel 152. It will carry 2 hours of The Power Hour weeknights from 11PM to 1AM EST, (8-10PM Pacific). Please help spread the word! Thanks!!

Arkansas lawmakers reject plan to restrict mercury in vaccines -- The Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor rejected by a voice vote a proposal by Senator Gilbert Baker that would have limited the amount of mercury in the vaccines by August 1, 2008.

Berries belong to cancer-fighting superfoods -- An anti-oxidant found in blueberries and grapes may offer protection against colon cancer, according to a new study that suggests the humble berry should be added to the list of cancer-fighting superfoods.

Trans-Texas Corridor draws more opponents -- Another grass-roots group has sprung up in Texas in opposition to the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor. The group – Citizens For Responsible Government – is based in Victoria, TX, a city of about 60,000 people located on Highway 59 north of Corpus Cristi, TX.

Civilian Deaths -America's hidden war dead -- More than 770 civilians working for U.S. firms have lost their lives supporting the military in Iraq, and some families are now speaking out. Many work for KBR, formerly Kellogg, Brown & Root, a subsidiary of oil services giant Halliburton.

Australian Soldiers test positive to DU -- TWO Australian soldiers who served in the first Iraq war have tested positive to depleted uranium (DU) contamination despite assurances from the federal Government they had not been exposed, an anti-nuclear group said today.

Do a Google search on "depleted uranium babies" and see how many pages it yields!! -- WARNING: Photos are extremely graphic.

Russian Prosecutors Launch Probe Into Vaccine Tests on Children -- Russian prosecutors are investigating a local hospital on suspicions it illegally tested vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc on toddlers, the Reuters news agency reports.

Essential oils 'combat superbug' MRSA -- Consultants at Wythenshawe Hospital found that using a vaporiser to spray essential oils into the atmosphere killed off micro-organisms. Airborne bacterial counts dropped by 90% and infections were reduced in a nine-month trial at the burns unit.

TRUCKERS BOYCOTT BORDER STATES by Frosty Wooldridge -- President Bush displaces American truckers out of their jobs within 45 days with his Mexican trucker pilot program. Bush signed a bill that allows thousands of substandard 18 wheeler long haul rigs from Mexico onto America’s Interstate system. Mexican drivers, who can’t read, speak or understand English--receive full access to America’s highways.

More Pork for More War by Rep. Ron Paul -- Last week the House passed an emergency supplemental spending bill that was the worst of all worlds. The president's request would have already set a spending record, but the Democratic leadership packed 21 billion additional dollars of mostly pork-barrel spending in an attempt to win Democrat votes.

Gonzales aide to invoke Fifth Amendment -- "I have decided to follow my lawyer's advice and respectfully invoke my constitutional right," Monica Goodling, Gonzales' counsel and White House liaison, said in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Teen sex scandal ignored by AG, others for 2 years -- The Texas juvenile justice sexual abuse scandal in which Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton are accused of failing to take action is a broader scandal that was covered up for two years, involving hundreds of serious complaints and investigations against dozens of staff members, according to officials.

SONG: Building 7 Music Video -- Please click on the movie button to view the music video by Martin Noakes.

Iraq urges Iran to free sailors -- Iraq's foreign minister has urged his Iranian counterpart to free 15 Royal Navy personnel captured four days ago.

Mass vaccination against cervical cancer set to start in Australia -- "Vaccination against cervical cancer will start next week in South Australia and Tasmania, and shortly thereafter in the other states," Mr Abbott said during parliamentary question time today.

Cheney assures early Iraq pullout won't be allowed -- US Vice President Dick Cheney has assured political allies that an early withdrawal of US forces from Iraq would not be allowed, despite efforts by Congress to impose a deadline on US combat operations there.

Operation Bite - April 6 Sneak Attack - By US Forces On Iran Planned - Russian Military Sources Warn -- The long awaited US military attack on Iran is now on track for the first week of April, specifically for 4 AM on April 6, the Good Friday opening of Easter weekend, writes the well-known Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly "Argumenty Nedeli." Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian General Staff for his account.

Former Air Traffic Controller Robin Hordon speaks out on 9/11 -- Within three hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Robin Hordon knew it was an inside job. Having handled in-flight emergencies and two actual hijackings in his career, he is well qualified to comment on what NORAD should have been able to achieve in its response to the near simultaneous hijacking of four domestic passenger carriers on the morning of September 11th, 2001.

British soldiers 'go Awol because Army ignores mental health problems' -- Thousands of British soldiers have gone absent without leave since 2003 because the Army is unwilling to accept the gravity of mental problems caused by their tours in Iraq. The Ministry of Defence estimates there have been 10,000 Awol incidents since the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and 1,100 servicemen are currently "on the run" from the Army.

Wash. State to Test 'Enhanced' Licenses -- They will look much like conventional driver's licenses, but will be loaded with proof of citizenship and other information that can be easily scanned at the border.

Americans Keep Dying -- The continues to take its toll....Read More....

Two Years Later, Suffolk Soldier At Walter Reed Awaiting Surgery -- Are American soldiers wounded in battle getting the treatment they deserve?

Latest Updates on NAIS -- Check out what's new in your state!

Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human -- Scientists have created the world's first human-sheep chimera - which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs.

Pentagon investigation into Pat Tillman's death finds missteps -- Nine officers, including up to four generals, should be held accountable for missteps in the aftermath of the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation will recommend. Senior defense officials said Friday the Defense Department inspector general will cite a range of errors and inappropriate conduct as the military probed the former football star's death on the battlefront in 2004, said one defense official.

Fatal pet food had traces of rat poison, U.S. lab finds -- U.S. authorities say a banned rat poison is the likely cause of tainted pet food made by Canada's Menu Foods and blamed for at least 14 animal deaths across North America.

While In Iraq, he lost custody of 3 kids, now urges change in Arizona law -- he and his wife agreed that she should take their three children to her native Luxembourg during his deployment. After Carlson filed for divorce nine months later while still overseas, a court in Luxembourg, instead of in Arizona, decided who would have custody of the children. The reason: His children had been away long enough under Arizona law for the authority over custody rights to transfer to Luxembourg.

Little Girl's overdose death raises questions -- This little girl who had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity and bipolar disorder, or what used to be called manic depression — died Dec. 13 of an overdose of prescribed drugs, and her parents have been arrested on murder charges, accused of intentionally overmedicating their daughter to keep her quiet and out of their hair. READ MORE of this story...

FOX News Threatens Sheen & Cuban Not to Make Film -- FOX News' Bill O'Reilly warned actor Charlie Sheen not to do narration for a theatrical version of Loose Change, threatening "If he voices this, he's through" and stating plainly, "Don't do this. You're not gonna come back from it if you do."

Former CIA official supports Professor's claim that official 9/11 Islamist conspiracy theory are lies by Paul Chen -- David Ray Griffin is widely recognized as one of the leading spokespersons of the 9/11 truth movement. This is by virtue of his previous four books on the subject. Professor Griffin and a growing list of scholars, other researchers as well as diverse experts and activists, reject the official Islamist mastermind conspiracy theory about 9/11 advanced by Establishment interests.

FBI Violations May Number 3,000, Official Says -- The Justice Department's inspector general told a committee of angry House members yesterday that the FBI may have violated the law or government policies as many as 3,000 times since 2003 as agents secretly collected the telephone, bank and credit card records of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals residing here.

Liberty Dollar Group Seeks Permanent Injunction Against US Government -- Liberty Dollar filed suit against the U.S. Mint on Tuesday, March 20 in U.S. District Court in Evansville, Indiana.

Doctors’ Ties to Drug Makers Are Put on Close View -- Research shows that doctors who have close relationships with drug makers tend to prescribe more, newer and pricier drugs — whether or not they are in the best interests of patients.

France opens secret UFO files covering 50 years -- France became the first country to open its files on UFOs Thursday when the national space agency unveiled a website documenting more than 1,600 sightings spanning five decades.

World's first 'spinal transplant' carried out in China -- Spinal discs from accident victims were transplanted into patients with disc degeneration in the cervical spine, the area nearest the neck. A report in The Lancet says the pioneering treatment, carried out in China, offers hope for thousands of sufferers of severe disc problems, particularly young people.

Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Triclosan May be Harmful to Humans -- Triclosan, widely used as an antibacterial ingredient in household hand sterilization products, breaks down rapidly when exposed to chlorinated water and produces toxic chemicals including chloroform, according to a study published on the Environmental Science & Technology research website As Soon As Publishable (ASAP), suggesting that many antibacterial products may not only be ineffective, but harmful.

Petroleum-based cosmetics and skin care products found to contain cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane -- A recent study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group showed that many cosmetic products -- including more than half of all baby soaps -- contained a carcinogenic chemical. Internal studies in the cosmetics industry show that many of their products can be contaminated by a carcinogenic impurity called 1,4-dioxane, and the EWG's independent study showed that 1,4-dioxane is fairly widespread among cosmetic products.

FEDERAL COURT BANS MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ALFALFA -- A Federal Court has ruled, for the first time ever, that the US Department of Agriculture failed to abide by federal environmental laws when it approved a genetically engineered crop without conducting a full Environment Impact Statement (EIS).

High levels of lead found in Albany schools -- More than 30 faucets and fixtures around the district tested for high levels of lead contamination. The six schools affected include School 19, TOAST, North Albany Academy, Pine Hills, Arbor Hill, and Giffen Memorial Elementaries.

Charged astronaut Lisa Nowak's new duties will be developing Navy training courses -- Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak will work on developing curriculum and training programs when she joins the staff of the Chief of Naval Air Training Command in Corpus Christi next month, said a Navy spokesman, Lt. Sean Robertson.

Company can't explain why its pet food is fatal -- The pet food linked to the deaths of 16 animals has shown no signs of contamination, the manufacturer says, and the company cannot explain why the cats and dog developed acute kidney failure and died.

Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Michael New's case soon! -- The US Government finally got it's brief filed with the Supreme Court after two extensions of time, on March 20. We have ten days, and with the long weekend, until 2 April to file our Reply, but it won"t take that long. Read More...

Villagers snub 'satanic' bar codes -- A HUNDRED residents of a Russian village have refused to switch to new passports because they believe the documents' bar codes contain satanic symbols.

Two sailors killed on submarine -- Two British sailors have died in an accident on a nuclear submarine. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed there had been an explosion on HMS Tireless during an exercise under the Arctic icecap at 0420 GMT on Wednesday.

McCain Warns Against Spread of Socialism -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain warned on Wednesday against the spread of socialism in Latin America and pledged to give the region renewed U.S. attention if elected.

Ohio School Will Remain Closed Due To Rash Outbreak -- The West Branch schools superintendent said officials still do not know what caused students at Beloit Elementary School to break out in a rash.
The school, along with West Branch Middle School, was closed Tuesday because the mysterious rash is still showing up on students. Unable to pinpoint the source of the rash.

Mennonites Leaving Mo. Over Photo Law -- The grocer, the butcher, a cabinet maker and several other members of the town's Mennonite community are said to be planning to move to Arkansas over a Missouri requirement that all drivers be photographed if they want a license.

Veteran shot in Iraq has to fight for benefits -- The question pending before a military review board at this big Army post south of Tacoma is whether to grant this veteran a military disability pension and healthcare or simply cut him a $8,000 check for his troubles.

10 million doses of flu shot to be thrown away -- Millions of doses of flu vaccine will expire at midnight June 30, unsold during this year’s mild flu season and written off as trash. Still perfectly good, and possibly useful for a few more years, the vaccine will wind up being destroyed.

Doctors’ Ties to Drug Makers Are Put on Close View -- Doctors receive money typically in return for delivering lectures about drugs to other doctors. Some of the doctors receiving the most money sit on committees that prepare guidelines instructing doctors nationwide about when to use medicines.

Nashville, Tennessee: Community Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For Residents -- Some people in a Nashville neighborhood are furious over a new rule that makes it illegal to own a gun.

Tamiflu related to suicides in teenagers? -- The Japanese government has ordered the importer of the bird flu drug Tamiflu to warn doctors against giving it to teenagers, the Health Ministry said. Two young people who took it fell to their deaths in February 2007 in suspected suicides and two others were injured in similar incidents.

113 UNIVERSITIES, VA HOSPITALS, PHARMACEUTICAL HOUSES CHARGED WITH REFUSING TO REVEAL BIOTECH RESEARCH OPS AS REQUIRED BY LAW -- Under U.S. law, recipients of Federal funds for biotech research must comply with guidelines issued by the NIH. These include making available to the public the minutes of the labs’ Institutional Biosafety Committees(IBC)meetings, describing their operations and plans.

Bush Warns Dems to Take Offer in Firings -- A defiant President Bush warned Democrats Tuesday to accept his offer to have top aides testify about the firings of federal prosecutors only privately and not under oath or risk a constitutional showdown from which he would not back down.

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army -- "Blackwater is the elite Praetorian Guard for the 'global war on terror,' with its own military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and 20,000 private contractors at the ready. Run by a multimillionaire Christian conservative who bankrolls President Bush and his allies, its forces are capable of overthrowing governments." From Iraq to New Orleans, Blackwater has continued to pull in multi-million-dollar government contracts, mostly without accountability and in near-secrecy.

MEETING: Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium -- Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium will hold a public meeting from 1:00 to 2:30 PM on Thursday, March 22. This meeting will be held in Room 101 at the Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 Fifth St., NW (between E and F St.), Washington, D.C. Click on the above hyperlink for more information.

Family Questions Soldier's Death in Boot camp -- Twenty-two year old May Yuen grew up in DC’s Chinatown. She told her family she wanted to serve her country as a military police officer in the Maryland National Guard. Yuen died less than a week after she began Army boot camp training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Mastermind of USS Cole attack confesses -- A Yemeni portrayed as an al-Qaida operative and a member of a terrorist family confessed to plotting the bombings of the USS Cole and two U.S. embassies in Africa, killing hundreds, according to a Pentagon transcript of a Guantanamo Bay hearing.

CONTRAILS: KILLING US SOFTLY? by Devvy Kidd -- The contrails issue is real, it's deadly serious and we must find out who these planes belong to, who has authorized the spraying and exactly what chemicals they are spraying because our very lives depend on it.

13 Diabetics Implanted with VeriMed RFID Microchip at Boston Diabetes EXPO -- VeriChip Corporation, a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced it added 13 diabetic patients to its VeriMed Patient Identification System network at a Boston Diabetes EXPO sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Major New Problems At Walter Reed -- A major 9NEWS NOW EXCLUSIVE -- allegations from a former inspector at Walter Reed of widespread and dangerous problems in nearly all the buildings at the Army's premier hospital. A worried quality control inspector, Mark Cordell, finally quit last week in frustration, and brought his fears to 9NEWS NOW.

Don't Blame the Market for Housing Bubble -- Capitalism is not to blame for the housing bubble, the Federal Reserve is. Specifically, Fed intervention in the economy-- through the manipulation of interest rates and the creation of money-- caused the artificial boom in mortgage lending.

Questions Still Cloud Col Westhusing's 'Suicide' In Iraq -- Serious questions remain concerning Col. Westhusing's "suicide" in Iraq. At the time of his death, Westhusing was investigating contract violations and human rights abuses by US Investigations Services (USIS), formerly a federal agency, the Office of Federal Investigations (OFI), which operated under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Pet food recall affects 90 brands -- Menu Foods Inc., whose products are sold under dozens of brand names, announced Saturday that it was recalling 50 brands of dog food and 40 brands of cat food. The "cuts and gravy" style products, sold in cans and pouches, are marketed nationwide by retailers such as Wal-Mart, Safeway and Pets Mart. Consumers kept a phone line (866-895-2708) set up by Menu Foods busy all weekend.
Pet food recall has animal owners frantic -- Eukanuba, Iams and store brands tied to kidney failure, deaths. It applies to the wet pet foods. Be sure to click on the hyperlinks within this article for further details.
*Recalled Dog Product Information
*Recalled Cat Product Information

You are probably eating "enhanced meat" from grocery stores -- Enhanced meat can be defined as fresh, whole muscle meat that has been injected with a solution of water and other ingredients that may include salt, phosphates, antioxidants, and flavorings. Learn More...

Defector Roberto Ortega says Cuba is developing biological weapons -- The former chief of Cuba's military medical services is calling for international weapons inspections of a secret underground lab near Havana, where he says the government is creating biological warfare agents like the plague, botulism and yellow fever.

Here comes the DRAFT -- “We are rapidly approaching a major confrontation here yet very few people are aware of it. The military has told Bush that to “retake” Baghdad” i.e., kick out the insurgents and, most important, secure the city against a return, the U.S. will need ca 50,000 new troops!

Russia Watched 9/11 In Real Time On Satellite -- Gen. Ivashov was the chief of armed forces in Russia on 9/11. He says the Russian forces were watching North America because of the large military exercises being carried out by the US that day, so they saw in real time by satellite what was happening on that day.

Tens of Thousands March on the Pentagon -- Congratulations to everyone who made it through the snow and freezing rain to get to Washington and join together in the tens of thousands and March on the Pentagon! Many were blocked by the Pentagon and the police from entering the rally site through a maze of misdirection, road closures and threats of arrest at multiple different locations.

School bus drivers fight terrorism -- School bus drivers around the country are being trained to be the eyes and ears on the road and to watch for potential terrorists, in a program financed by the Homeland Security Department.

Over 500 Hospitals Have Now Agreed to Adopt VeriMed Patient Identification System -- VeriChip Corporation, a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced today that 65 new hospitals have agreed to participate in the VeriMed Patient Identification System network at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) 13th Annual Scientific Assembly conference in Las Vegas, bringing the Company's total number of enrolled hospitals to more than 500.

Healthy Food Chart -- Chart showing the benefit of some major fruits, vegetables and other food groups.

CDC on vaccinia -- The vaccinia virus is the "live virus" used in the smallpox vaccine. It is a "pox"-type virus related to smallpox. When given to humans as a vaccine, it helps the body to develop immunity to smallpox. The smallpox vaccine does not contain the smallpox virus and it cannot cause smallpox. Read More...
Child in hospital after father has smallpox jab -- The 2-year-old son of a soldier deployed to Iraq is in critical condition after developing a reaction to his father's smallpox vaccination, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.
Related Article: Report: Toddler contracts rare infection

Charge Tiller. It's the Law -- Dr. George Tiller is breaking the law! We need your help to bring him to justice. We must encourage legislators to demand an investigation NOW! Thousands of late-term abortions have been performed and none has ever prevented “a substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.” Shortly after the law went into effect, Dr. George Tiller started performing partial-birth abortions as a means of circumventing the law. Read on...

Nagin Suspects a Plot To Keep Blacks Away -- New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has suggested that the slow recovery and rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina -- which has prevented many black former residents from returning -- is part of a plan to change the racial makeup and political leadership of his and other cities.

Security risks encircle Wi-Fi -- When many of the computer industry's top security gurus gathered in San Francisco last month for a conference, a Boston company decided to point its radar toward the airwaves and see how much of the show's wireless activity it could see. The distressing and ironic answer? The Boston hackers could eavesdrop on more than half of the wireless traffic ... at a security conference!

U.S. to expand Iraq prisons -- The United States decided to expand its major detention centers in Iraq after military officials predicted that the ongoing security crackdown in Baghdad will add hundreds or thousands of prisoners to the 17,000 detainees already in U.S. custody, an army spokesman said.

Chlorine bombs poison hundreds in Iraq -- Insurgents in western Iraq set off three chlorine gas car bombs, U.S. forces said on Saturday, weeks after two similar attacks sparked fears of a new campaign using unconventional weapons in Iraq.

Third of Iraqi children now malnourished four years after US invasion -- Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Iraq say that malnutrition rates have risen in Iraq from 19 percent before the US-led invasion to a national average of 28 percent four years later.

State Bees dropping like flies in South Dakota -- South Dakota beekeepers say the disorder has started to affect their colonies, most of which have been shipped south for the winter and are pollinating crops in California, Texas and other states.
Related Article: Honey Bee Disappearances Continue: Could Pesticides Play A Role?

GO TEXAS!!  Texas concession freeze close to veto-proof score in legislature - only 4 short at midday -- Opponents of toll concessions in Texas are close to gaining two-thirds majorities in both houses of the state legislature. They have the Senate tied up securely to override a veto by Gov Rick Perry with 25/31. But they are also getting close to the two-thirds needed to override in the state House also.

CONFIRMED: YOUR DAUGHTER IS MERCK'S GUINEA PIG By: Devvy Kidd -- Man those phones even if you have to do it at lunch time. Richardson's office number is: (505) 476-2200. Call your state rep and senator and let them know how you feel and tell them if they voted for SB 1174, they'll find themselves job hunting next election.

Top investor sees U.S. property crash -- "You can't believe how bad it's going to get before it gets any better," the prominent U.S. fund manager told Reuters by telephone from New York. "It's going to be a disaster for many people who don't have a clue about what happens when a real estate bubble pops.

Karl Beisel: New Hampshire can stop the coming federal police state -- THE NEW HAMPSHIRE Senate will soon vote on what might be the most important bill to protect our freedoms in many years. House Bill 1582, which the House overwhelmingly passed last month, would preclude New Hampshire from participating in the REAL ID Act, a federal law passed last year establishing a de facto national ID card. This is just to show you that NH is setting a fine example for the rest of the country! Being Pro-Active is paying off for them!!

A New Face of Jihad Vows Attacks on U.S. -- A new militant Islamic organization called Fatah al Islam, whose leader, a fugitive Palestinian named Shakir al-Abssi, has set up operations in a refugee camp here where he trains fighters and spreads the ideology of Al Qaeda.

Confession at Guantánamo by 9/11 Mastermind May Aid Other Qaeda Defendants -- In acknowledging last Saturday his role in more than 30 terrorist attacks and plots, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed certainly simplified the case against himself and may have effectively signed his own death warrant when he eventually faces a military trial. But those same statements, released on Wednesday by the Pentagon, may complicate the prosecution of his former colleagues.

Genetic clues to many illnesses -- GENETIC research could unlock the secrets of autism, asthma and birth defects over the next decade.

1 Million archived pages removed post-9/11 -- More than 1 million pages of historical government documents — a stack taller than the U.S. Capitol — have been removed from public view since the September 2001 terror attacks, according to records obtained by the Associated Press. Some of the papers are more than a century old.

Feds Charge Chiquita With Dealing With Terrorists -- A BANANA company with operations on six continents, including Australia, has been charged with doing business with a Colombian terrorist organization.
Chiquita Brands International, based in Ohio in the US, has operations in Western Australia.

Soldiers Detail Walter Reed Problems -- Review Board Hears Testimony on Patient Treatment at Hospital.

9/11 mastermind confesses in Guantanamo -- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to that attack and a chilling string of other terror plots during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the Pentagon. "I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z," Mohammed said in a statement read during the session, which was held last Saturday.

F.D.A. Warns of Sleeping Pills’ Strange Effects -- The most widely prescribed sleeping pills can cause strange behavior like driving and eating while asleep, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday, announcing that strong new warnings will be placed on the labels of 13 drugs.

Dying Woman Loses Appeal on Marijuana as Medication -- Federal appellate judges here ruled Wednesday that a terminally ill woman using marijuana was not immune to federal prosecution simply because of her condition, and in a separate case a federal judge dismissed most of the charges against a prominent advocate for the medicinal use of the drug.

Why do Drugmakers Still Defend the Use of Mercury in Their Vaccines? -- How can government officials go to sleep at night knowing that they are allowing a toxic poison to be injected into harmless infants through government-mandated vaccinations in the majority of the United States?

Two days until the March on the Pentagon -- Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make this demonstration a success. There are many ways that you can help out in the days prior to the demonstration and on the day of.

Amish Face Food Safety Scrutiny in Ohio -- The country kitchen and other home bakers in an Amish enclave in northwest Ohio have come under scrutiny for selling meats and cheeses without a license and cream pies and pumpkin rolls without the refrigeration required to thwart foodborne stomach illnesses.

E-mails detail White House tactics behind firings -- Just weeks after President Bush was inaugurated for a second term in January 2005, his White House and the Justice Department had pretty much settled on a plan to "push out" some of the nation's 93 U.S. attorneys. E-mails surfaced that he suggested "removing weak U.S. attorneys who have … chafed against administration initiatives."

His energy bill is $0.00 -- A New Jersey civil engineer powers his home with solar panels and hydrogen tanks. Can it work in the mainstream?

Sudan sued over USS Cole attack -- Families of American sailors killed in the suicide bombing of the USS Cole warship are suing the government of Sudan, accusing it of aiding terrorism.

Israel recalls 'naked ambassador' -- Israel has recalled its ambassador to El Salvador after he was found drunk and naked apart from bondage gear.

Health department wants to test city students for STD -- York City high school students would be tested for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia under a program proposed by the state's Department of Health. Health officials pitched the idea to the York City School Board at a committee meeting Monday night, saying that York City has one of the highest prevalence of the disease in the state.

Damn Right, We're Angry -- We’re angry because of what has happened to our country, because of how we’ve been treated, and because of the innumerable crimes the conservatives have committed. We’re angry at the president, we’re angry at the Congress, we’re angry at the news media. And we have every right to be.

Common Chemicals: Breast Cancer Link? -- Experts discuss whether chemicals in our environment have a connection to the risk of breast cancer. Pesticides. Plastics. Cosmetics. Deodorants. Cookware. Stain-resistant furniture. Computers. What do all these seemingly unrelated items have in common? At one time or another, all have been suspected of increasing the risk of breast cancer.

Veterans’ disability claims in major backlog -- The claims backlog, along with other problems in medical care in the military and VA, are having a lasting effect on new veterans’ attitudes toward their government.

Dole Foods to tag veggies with RFIDs -- The world’s largest producer of fresh vegetables has started tracking shipments of spinach and lettuce with RFID tags.

In Iraq, American military finds it has an alcohol problem -- Despite the ban on all alcoholic beverages and strict Islamic prohibitions against drinking and drug use, liquor — Iraqi moonshine in particular — is cheap and easy to find for soldiers looking to deal with the effects of combat stress, depression or the frustrations of extended deployments, said military defense lawyers, commanders and doctors who treat soldiers' emotional problems.

Repeal gun law in D.C.? -- Law-abiding DC citizens caught trying to protect their home and families by owning a firearm purchased lawfully elsewhere will be charged with a misdemeanor that carries a stiff penalty—a $1,000 fine and/or imprisonment for up to one year.

Arsenic in my Fluoride? CDC admits Yes -- Trace amounts of arsenic are found in fluoride chemicals added to drinking water supplies, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) website.

Gonzales acknowledges mistakes in firings -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales acknowledged that mistakes were made and accepted responsibility Tuesday for the way eight federal prosecutors were fired.

Viacom sues Google, YouTube for $1 billion -- Viacom claims that YouTube has displayed nearly 160,000 unauthorized video clips from its cable networks, which also include Comedy Central, VH1 and Nickelodeon.

How Many Insect Parts and Rodent Hairs are Allowed in Your Food? -- More Than You Think ... and Maybe Than You Want to Know! How about a little rat hair with your peanut butter? A fly head with your macaroni and cheese? Though it may sound disgusting, these things and other gross filth the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calls "natural contaminants" are indeed allowed and present in your food.

Was I A Good American In The Time Of George Bush? -- Too Many Of Us Have Done Too Little To Stop The Crimes Of This White House. We Are Waking Up But What Took Us So Long?

A victory for non-Animal ID -- Animal Identification Group Deactivates. A nonprofit organization established to compile a national identification database for livestock, including horses, was rendered "inactive" in January--just one year after its founding--because it was ahead of its time, said a spokesperson for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The organization sought to build a nationwide registry of horses to help state and federal agencies locate horses in the event of equine disease outbreaks or natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.

$20M jury award in Vioxx-related death -- Merck & Co.'s painkiller Vioxx contributed to the heart attack of an Idaho postal worker, a state jury in Atlantic City ruled Monday. The jury awarded Frederick "Mike" Humeston and his wife $20 million (all figures U.S.) in compensatory damages.

Earthquake shakes northeast Ohio -- A representative from the Golden Colorado Seismic Center confirms there was some type of a small earthquake. Preliminary reports say the magnitude was 3.6 and the location was 4 miles south of Mantua. Viewers from Aurora, Brecksville, Brunswick, Chagrin Falls, Hudson, Macedonia, Northfield, North Royalton, Reminderville, Richfield, Silver Lake, Solon, Stow, Streetsboro, Twinsburg, Walton Hills, as well as a number of other cities felt the rumble.

Top general calls homosexuality 'immoral' -- Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday that he supports the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving in the military because homosexual acts "are immoral," akin to a member of the armed forces conducting an adulterous affair with the spouse of another service member.
Related Article: Gay advocates demand apology from Pace

Homeland Security Official Presents National Pandemic Plan This Week -- Dr. Tilman Jolly, an emergency medicine specialist with the US Department of Homeland Security, will present a talk on the current status of America's national pandemic plan at the 4th International Bird Flu Summit in Washington on March 14-15.

Cable TV Snooping? -- It is possible for the cable companies to tune in to any house with cable installed and listen in and see what is happening at any particular time. It has already been used on a limited basis in the US for detection of drug dealings and talk of tax evasion, without the user's knowledge, and as a way for the government to "monitor and track its society's real movements and thoughts". Periodically the cable companies will give away a "free connection" in a sort of competition scam to the people they want to target for monitoring.

Bush to meet with new Mexican president -- At the last stop on his Latin American tour, Bush must convince Calderon on Tuesday that he's committed to soothing strained U.S.-Mexico relations, which only got worse when Bush signed a law calling for construction of more than 700 miles of new fencing along the long border the two countries share.

Photo of the Republic of Texas Crew in Austin at the Texas Independence Day Rally -- Photo taken at the Austin Rally.

Top Democrats express outrage at the oil services giant Halliburton -- Halliburton's Dubai move sparks US political ire -- Halliburton's decision to move its base from Texas to Dubai sparked a political firestorm Monday as Senator Hillary Clinton and other top Democrats expressed outrage at the oil services giant.

White House Said to Prompt Firing of Prosecutors -- The White House was deeply involved in the decision late last year to dismiss federal prosecutors, including some who had been criticized by Republican lawmakers, administration officials said Monday.

Firings Had Genesis in White House -- The White House suggested two years ago that the Justice Department fire all 93 U.S. attorneys, a proposal that eventually resulted in the dismissals of eight prosecutors last year, according to e-mails and internal documents that the administration will provide to Congress today.

Minister protests same-sex union ban with a halt to all weddings -- An Episcopal minister will stop performing all wedding ceremonies to protest the denomination's prohibition of same-sex unions.

Army Surgeon General Resigns -- The scandal over conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has ended the career of another top Army official.

Ron Paul announces White House bid -- U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican known for his libertarian views, today announced he will vie for the GOP presidential nomination next year.

Halliburton is Moving -- Halliburton, the big energy services company, said on Sunday that it would open a corporate headquarters in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai and move its chairman and chief executive, David J. Lesar, there.

Study: No need to ban cell phones in hospitals -- Calls made on cell phones do not affect hospital medical devices, U.S. researchers said Friday, but store anti-theft alarms might make implanted heart devices misfire.

Citizens Who Lack Papers Lose Medicaid -- A new federal rule intended to keep illegal immigrants from receiving Medicaid has instead shut out tens of thousands of United States citizens who have had difficulty complying with requirements to show birth certificates and other documents proving their citizenship, state officials say.

Guide for Negotiating Sunshine Laws -- A guide to understanding the so-called sunshine laws in your states that deal with open government, how you can use them and what to do if you hit obstacles.

Pet Drugs Are Subject of Safety Fears -- Tested on just a couple hundred animals, a drug meant for pets is less apt than a human one to show all its failings until it reaches market, veterinarians say. More than 700 drugs have been approved for pets, but many others are used legally without explicit approval for animals. Most pet drugs were first developed for people.

Democratic senators say Gonzales should go -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign following disclosures of mass firings of federal prosecutors and a report that the FBI improperly obtained information on private citizens, top Democratic senators said on Sunday.

Troops may not get adequate treatment -- In general, caregivers said that their grievously wounded soldiers had either been written off prematurely or not given aggressive rehabilitation or options for care. From the beginning, they said, the government should have joined forces with civilian rehabilitation centers instead of trying to ramp up its limited brain-injury treatment program alone during a time of war. That way, soldiers would have had access to top-quality care at civilian institutions that were already operating at full throttle and might be closer to home.

Additional Troop Increase Approved -- President Bush approved 8,200 more U.S. troops for Iraq and Afghanistan on top of reinforcements already ordered to those two countries, the White House said Saturday, a move that comes amid a fiery debate in Washington over the Iraq war.

Schumer Calls on Gonzales to Step Down -- The Senate's No. 3 Democrat said Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign because he is putting politics above the law. Sen. Charles Schumer cited the FBI's illegal snooping into people's private lives and the Justice Department's firing of federal prosecutors.

Million Fish Die In Colorado At Once -- Only a 'brief' blurb was on the news telling of a million fish that had died in the Colorado River (covering an area of 7 miles). The reason given was 'lack of oxygen'.

New anti-NAIS bill filed -- Just after we sent the last action alert, Representative Rose filed HB 3573. This bill would repeal HB 1361. This is a great development in the fight against NAIS!!!

Kidnapped Texas newborn safe at home -- A woman accused of disguising herself in scrubs and snatching a newborn from a Texas hospital was in custody in New Mexico Monday, while the tiny girl was back in her mother's arms, police said.

Pentagon March will step off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday March 17 -- There will not be a rally at the assembly area, as we want to hit the streets and march to the Pentagon. There will be a rally at the Pentagon. It is important that everyone make the effort to get to the assembly location at 23rd and Constitution early.

Video cameras soon to be equipped to Delaware River bridges -- Video cameras will soon be equipped to 20 bridges that span the Delaware River, part of an effort to beef up security, watch drivers and monitor river currents on the flood-prone waterway.

General With Combat Experience to Become Walter Reed Deputy -- A combat-arms brigadier general (Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker) from Fort Knox will take over as deputy commanding general of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a move that Army officials said yesterday will allow medical commanders to focus on health care while battle-hardened field officers work to regain the trust of wounded soldiers.

Legislation Would Repeal Walter Reed Closure -- The furor surrounding the treatment of wounded soldiers has prompted some lawmakers, veterans and Army officials to ask: Why is the Defense Department closing Walter Reed -- where more than 6,000 soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan have been treated since 2002 -- in the middle of a war with mounting casualties?

Wounded troops face new enemy: bacteria -- Strides in care help more soldiers survive, but their weakened state makes them vulnerable.

Ounce of uranium found in pawn shop -- container of what appears to be an ounce of processed uranium turned up at a Florida pawn shop.

Killing U.S. Troops Slowly -- Editor's Note: Some Bush administration officials have expressed shock at the mistreatment of Iraq War veterans at Walter Reed and other medical centers. But this scandal has many antecedents, including the neglect shown to many veterans who served in Vietnam and in the first U.S. war with Iraq.

Warming Report to Warn of Coming Drought -- "Changes in climate are now affecting physical and biological systems on every continent,"  the report says, in marked contrast to a 2001 report by the same international group that said the effects of global warming were coming. "Things are happening and happening faster than we expected," said Patricia Romero Lankao of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., one of the many co-authors of the new report.

FDA issues new warnings on widely used anemia drugs -- Federal health officials issued stern new warnings Friday for doctors to more carefully prescribe widely used anemia drugs that can increase the risk of death and other serious problems in patients with cancer and kidney disease.

Swedes eye fowl as power-plant fuel -- A Swedish firm's proposal to use dead chickens to generate electricity probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind in terms of alternative energy.

Billy Walkabout, decorated American Indian veteran, dies at 57 -- Billy Walkabout, a native Cherokee whose actions in Vietnam made him among most decorated soldiers of the war, died March 7 at a hospital in Norwich, his stepdaughter said Sunday.

The Highwaymen 40-mile toll road out of Austin -- Why you could soon be paying Wall Street investors, Australian bankers, and Spanish builders for the privilege of driving on American roads.

Calling all “V”s to Washington March 30th at 3 PM -- It’s Time To Demand Redress! We need ALL of you to come to Washington and show the government that We the People will not be ignored, our Petitions for Redress must be answered, and meaningful Redress MUST be secured. For more information, please click above link.

Priests To Purify Site After Bush Visit -- Mayan priests will purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate "bad spirits" after President Bush visits next week, an official with close ties to the group said Thursday.

FBI underreported use of USA Patriot Act -- The FBI underreported its use of the USA Patriot Act to force businesses to turn over customer information in suspected terrorism cases, according to a Justice Department audit.

Congressman Markey's remarks on daylight saving time -- “In addition to the benefits of energy saving, less crime, fewer traffic fatalities, more recreation time and increased economic activity, day light saving just brings a smile to everybody’s faces,” said Rep. Markey.

NASA Fires Arrested Astronaut Capt. Lisa M. Nowak -- Capt. Lisa M. Nowak, accused last month of attacking a romantic rival for the affections of a fellow astronaut, was fired from NASA on Wednesday, agency officials said. Captain Nowak will return to the Navy HOWEVER the Navy has decided to reserve judgment against Captain Nowak pending the outcome of her case.

White House hangs veto over pullout plan -- House Democratic leaders vowed Thursday to pass legislation setting a deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, a challenge to President Bush's war policy that drew a blunt veto threat in return.

RALLY AT TEXAS STATE CAPITAL A RESOUNDING SUCCESS By Devvy Kidd -- As for that day, it was thrilling. It was wonderful. I couldn't take enough pictures. I was excited! I was so very proud of every single Texan who was there; many who drove long distances like I did just to be there and tell Austin: NO, but, HELL NO!

Baby food warning extended to Vermont -- Feb. 23rd article but worth the read. The Vermont Department of Health today reinforced a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning issued Feb.16, to not use certain jars of Earth’s Best Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast baby food because of the risk of contamination with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause botulism.

Buildup in Iraq Needed Into ’08, U.S. General Says -- The day-to-day commander of American forces in Iraq has recommended that the heightened American troop levels there be maintained through February 2008, military officials said Wednesday.

State makes big fuss over local couple's vegetable oil car fuel -- Decatur resident Dave Wetzel may be in hot cooking oil with the Illinois Department of Revenue, who claim he needs to pay $244 in back taxes for the gallons of vegetable oil he has been running his Volkswagen car on for the past 5 years.

Libby set to win pardon and escape jail term -- A White House official said last night that there was a "strong expectation" that President George W Bush would pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the disgraced aide.

Maliki suspends UK military cooperation -- The government of Iraq has put on hold all its collaboration with British military forces deployed to that country, Al-Iraqiyah news network reported.

Pentagon deploys more troops to Baghdad -- The Pentagon has approved a request by the new U.S. commander in Iraq for an extra 2,200 military police to help deal with an anticipated increase in detainees during the Baghdad security crackdown, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

Court Orders Police to Return Medicinal Marijuana -- The judge ordered police to return Jenkins' belongings, including the armload of marijuana. Police said no. One of these policemen is Sgt. Eric Litchfield. Litchfield said it's galling to hand back such a large supply of pot. He said the medical marijuana law is "vague and poorly written, at best, and is in complete conflict with federal law, which we're also bound to uphold and maintain as well." Be sure to click on the "LISTEN" in this article.

Spider venom could help repel insects, researcher says -- A University of Queensland researcher says spider venom could help genetically modify crops to make them resistant to insects. Professor Glenn King says spider venom has components that specifically target insects without affecting other animals.

New Jersey: Public skeptical of turnpike, lottery lease proposals -- New Jersey voters are leery of putting the New Jersey Turnpike and state lottery into private hands to raise money for the cash-starved state, a new poll released Wednesday found.

VIDEO: New Mexico Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney in Senate Rules Committee -- Video coverage of the unanimous passage of the Impeachment Resolution through the Senate Rulses Committee and Moving Citizen Testimony.

Montana says NO to the North American Union -- 2007 Montana Legislature - HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 25. INTRODUCED BY D. RICE.

LOS ANGELES Food Workers May Get Hepatitis Shots -- Thousands of food service workers in eateries across Los Angeles might be vaccinated for hepatitis A because of a series of outbreaks of the disease.

Media Banned from Guantanamo Bay Hearings -- Military tribunals are scheduled to begin Friday for 14 high-value foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but the hearings to determine whether they are enemy combatants will take place behind closed doors because of the risk that top-secret information could surface, defense officials said yesterday.

“Depleted Uranium Kills Our Troops” Billboard in Montana -- Chip Clawson of the Montana Depleted Uranium Education Project says he raised money to have installed for the month, in an attempt to increase public awareness of the dangers depleted uranium has on American veterans.  Send your kudos to Chip at

OPERATION SAVE U.S. By Charlotte Iserbyt -- This article recommends that all Americans who cherish their Constitutional form of government and care about their children’s and grandchildren’s futures contact the following important conservative political action groups...READ MORE!

NAIS USELESS GUIDE & THE FINE ART OF GERRYMANDERING By Doreen Hannes -- The States must individually stand for their private citizens and pass legislation that disables or destroys the NAIS. Our representatives must be educated on the program as well its effects on both our liberty and our livelihoods.

Sick people used like laboratory rats in GM trials -- Genetically modified potatoes developed by Monsanto, the multinational biotech company, have been fed to sick patients in an experiment. Rats that ate similar potatoes in the research suffered reductions in the weight of their hearts and prostate glands.

VIDEO: New Mexico Press reports the passing of 1st Hearing to Impeach President -- View the complete report by clicking on the above link.

2 Americans treated for poisoning in Moscow -- An American doctor and her daughter were being treated in a Moscow hospital Tuesday after being poisoned late last month with thallium, a highly toxic metal with a history of use in both pesticides and murder, Russian officials said.

'Nothing to fear' from bird flu scare -- Three scientists at a CSIRO animal health laboratory were exposed to the virus on Monday while they were working on infected ducks. An air filter inside a protective suit was not activated, exposing the three to the virus.
Scientists now in quarantine.

'Scooter' Libby found guilty -- Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted on Tuesday of lying to a grand jury and to F.B.I. agents investigating the leak of the identity of a C.I.A. operative in the summer of 2003 amid a fierce public dispute over the war in Iraq.

Dole, Shalala to Lead Troop-Care Panel -- President Bush yesterday named former senator Robert J. Dole and former secretary of health and human services Donna E. Shalala to co-chair a bipartisan commission that will examine the care that wounded U.S. troops receive after they return from the battlefield, one more among several high-level investigations spawned by recent revelations of squalor and bureaucratic woes facing veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Walter Reed & IAP Worldwide relationship -- Be sure to read the bold read statement within this article.

Bush to Set Out Shift in Agenda on Latin Trip -- President Bush arrives here on Thursday with an energy partnership plan to create jobs and decrease poverty and inequality, a marked shift in Washington’s priorities for Latin America aimed at countering the challenge posed by President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela.

The rice with human genes -- The first GM food crop containing human genes is set to be approved for commercial production. The laboratory-created rice produces some of the human proteins found in breast milk and saliva.

USDA Trying to Block Rice Planting -- The Agriculture Department is trying to block the planting and distribution of a long-grain rice seed because it may contain traces of genetically engineered rice, officials said Monday. The department began telling distributors Sunday they must hold the rice seed, scheduled for planting this spring.

'The Redirection' is Treason: Bring in the Trials, There have to be Trials! -- Can anyone doubt that the Bush regime either had no idea what they were doing when they invaded Iraq, or else they wanted to create the very chaos and threats that they have created?

The Most Amazing Dog You've Ever Seen -- Faith was rescued by boys trying to clear out a litter of dead puppies. After Faith was cleaned up, her future owners realized she had no front legs, and knew she needed to walk somehow, someway to survive.

Open Call From the Patent Office -- The Patent and Trademark Office is starting a pilot project that will not only post patent applications on the Web and invite comments but also use a community rating system designed to push the most respected comments to the top of the file, for serious consideration by the agency's examiners. A first for the federal government, the system resembles the one used by Wikipedia, the popular user-created online encyclopedia.

Daylight-saving time will will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11 -- Daylight-saving time is springing forward three weeks earlier than usual this year, but consumers may be unaware that some of their gadgets won't automatically be making the transition.

Afghans: U.S. Troops Shot at Civilians -- U.S. Marines fleeing a militant ambush Sunday opened fire on civilian cars and pedestrians on a busy highway in eastern Afghanistan, wounded Afghans said. Up to 16 people were killed and 34 wounded in the violence, officials said.

A Record of Failure at Center for Sex Offenders -- Inside a privately run treatment center here for pedophiles and rapists who have completed their prison sentences, where they are supposed to reflect on their crimes and learn to control their sexual urges, bikini posters were pinned to walls.

Salon exposed inadequate care and an overwhelmed system unfriendly to vets beginning two years ago -- Any doctor with experience at Walter Reed knows that the military healthcare system is overloaded -- and has been for some time now. "We're overwhelmed in terms of resources," one Walter Reed physician told Salon in a January 2006 report. Referring to inadequate care and misdiagnosis, he said, "A lot of things are missed because the doctors are swamped."

North Korea ready to end nuclear work-envoy -- North Korea is fully prepared to shut down its nuclear facilities and allow inspections, a South Korean official said in New York, where envoys from Pyongyang and Washington are set to begin rare talks on improving ties.

Taking back America one State at a time - Montana says no to North American Union -- NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA: That the Montana Legislature urge the President and the Congress of the United States to withdraw the United States from any further participation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership, any efforts to implement a trinational political, governmental entity among the United States, Canada, and Mexico, or any other efforts used to accomplish any form of a North American Union. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Montana Legislature urge the President and the Congress of the United States not to engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement Superhighway System.

The Condition of the Dollar -- There is so much to touch on regarding the dollar this month, I hardly know where to start. Regardless of where I begin, the news is not good and affects all of us.

Precious Metals information site for up to date Quotes and Charts -- Precious metals information site.

FDA Rules Override Warnings About Drug -- The government is on track to approve a new antibiotic to treat a pneumonia-like disease in cattle, despite warnings from health groups and a majority of the agency's own expert advisers that the decision will be dangerous for people.

Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites -- The Bush administration has accelerated its Internet surveillance push by proposing that Web sites must keep records of who uploads photographs or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate, CNET has learned.

Scientists ask: Where are all the bees? -- A Dade City beekeeper sounds a nationwide alarm as colonies mysteriously disappear.
**Related Article: Mystery ailment hits colonies worldwide

THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL CHEMTRAIL COVERAGE by Dr. Stephen C. L'Hommedieu, D.C. -- "With previous news of the upcoming broadcast I pondered what slant would be used to obscure the public’s understanding to what these really are. Sure enough, I wasn’t disappointed."

UK News:  Compliments of Mike Tawse:
Child fingerprint plan considered --
Proposals to fingerprint children aged 11 to 15 as part of new passport and ID card plans are being considered.
Stress may 'damage child brains' --
High levels of stress may physically scar a child's brain, a study suggests.
Fat toddlers 'risk early puberty' --
Girls who are overweight at the age of three risk reaching puberty as early as nine years old, a US study suggests.
Report warns against Iran attack --
Military strikes against Iran could speed Tehran's development of nuclear weapons, according to a UK think tank.
Camilla admitted for hysterectomy --
The Duchess of Cornwall has been admitted to a private hospital in London in preparation for a hysterectomy operation.
I created uncertainty, Blair says --
Tony Blair has admitted that he created a period of "uncertainty" for his government when he announced he would step down later this year.

Australia News: This puts a whole new light on protesting -- PROTESTERS who clashed with police in the violent S11 riots have been given a secret payout by the Bracks Government in return for dropping legal action.
(Thanks Neville)

Researchers hopeful of new H5N1 vaccine -- RESEARCHERS in the US believe they have found an easily-produced vaccine for the killer H5N1 bird flu that could halt a feared pandemic.

WARNINGS FOR CIPRO, LEVAQUIN, AND OTHER QUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS -- Currently available quinolones available in the U.S. include Avelox (moxifloxacin), Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Factive (gemifloxacin), Floxin (ofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin), Noroxin (norfloxacin), and Tequin (gatifloxacin). Read what the new warning staes by clicking above link.

Don't Tag Texas Rally TODAY in Austin Texas - March 2, 2007 -- Click above link for more info.

US Code Title 47, Section 308 (FCC) Document -- NOTE: 1952 - Subsec. (a). Act July 16, 1952,Sec. 6(a), provided that the Commission may grant construction permits and station licenses, or modifications or renewals, only upon written application except that during war or emergency periods no formal application need be filed.

Ron Paul will be on on C-SPAN March 12th -- Congressman Ron Paul will appear live on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on Monday, March 12th starting at 7:30 a.m. ET. For all the up to date info on Ron Paul, please visit the above hyperlink. (Thanks Tillie)!

Data mining returns in terror fight -- The Homeland Security Department is testing a data-mining program that would try to spot terrorists by combing vast amounts of information about average Americans, such as flight and hotel reservations. The program, similar to a Pentagon program Congress killed in 2003 over concerns about civil liberties, could take effect as early as next year.

US: Secret CIA Prisoners Still Missing -- Washington Should Reveal Fate of People ‘Disappeared’ by US.

Rockefeller Internationalism -- Philanthropist, plutocrat and former banker David Rockefeller has been promoting his "one world" vision among global powerbrokers since the 1960s, while dismissing claims that he's part of a cabal out to control the planet. Amazing quote from David Rockefeller!

BBC Remarks on WTC7 -- "We're not part of a conspiracy. Nobody told us what to say or do on September 11th. We didn't get told in advance that buildings were going to fall down. We didn't receive press releases or scripts in advance of events happening."

The Salomon Solution; A Building Within a Building, at a Cost of $200 Million -- 1989 New York Time Article: BEFORE it moves into a new office tower in downtown Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, the brokerage firm, intends to spend nearly two years and more than $200 million cutting out floors, adding elevators, reinforcing steel girders, upgrading power supplies and making other improvements in its million square feet of space. Read More...

General in charge of Walter Reed hospital has been relieved of command -- The Army said Thursday that the two-star general in charge of Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been relieved of command following disclosures about inadequate treatment of wounded soldiers.

Antidepressants are linked to a sleep disorder that causes dreamers to act out -- This is what is happening to MANY of our Gulf War Veterans!!

March on the Pentagon, March 17 -- The rally will begin at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 17 at 23rd St. and Constitution Ave. NW. After the opening rally, we will march over Arlington Memorial Bridge, along Route 27 / Washington Blvd., to the Pentagon, where there will be a closing rally. For more info, please click the hyperlink above.

Peanut butter recall now includes more foods -- On Thursday, the FDA said the company had sent bulk Peter Pan peanut butter to its plant in Humboldt, Tenn. There, it was incorporated into various ice cream, sundae and shake toppings. Read More...

Don't Tag Texas March 2 Rally -- Rally in Austin on Friday, March 2. The Texas Legislature will be considering bills to address both the National Animal Identification System and the Trans-Texas Corridor, and our elected officials need to hear from the people! A parade of tractors, horses, and people will drive, ride, and walk up Congress Avenue to the Capitol. There will be speakers on the steps of the Capitol. See below for more information about the speakers and logistics. Click above link for more info!

21,000 Troops To Become The Latest Guinea Pigs For Pentagon by William Lewis -- Human experimentation by the United States military complex is nothing new.  Declassified documents dating back six decades have exposed hundreds of questionable and illegal programs sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Is The Bush White House Advancing Fascist Agenda? by Debbie Lewis -- The late President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” He went on to say that we must fight for and protect our freedoms or we will be telling our children and grandchildren what it was like to truly be a free United States citizen. This has never been more true than it is right now. Our freedoms are being stripped from us by the very people we have elected and, incidentally pay, to protect them, and we are not fighting back.

“9-11 The Conspiracy Files,” The BBC Joins the Ranks of the Untrustworthy United States Media by Debbie Lewis -- More than five years after the disaster of September 11, 2001, England’s BBC stepped into the ring of media outlets airing programs about the tragedy that is now referred to as “9/11” on February 18, 2007.

Bank of America Boycott -- A coalition of over 100 anti-illegal immigration groups that are boycotting Bank of America are releasing a broader survey of banks, in order to assist consumers in relocating their money to banks that are not in the business of aiding and abetting illegal aliens!

IRS urged to go after eBay sellers -- A growing chorus of tax experts is hoping to crack down on the cheating by requiring eBay -- and other online auctions, such as those on Yahoo, and Amazon -- to track users and report their gross sales to the federal government. Armed with such information, the IRS could better seek any taxes owed, potentially reaping millions of dollars in extra revenue for the U.S. Treasury.


UN warns of 'lethal' fake drugs -- Fake prescription medicines are swamping developing nations with sometimes deadly consequences, a report by the UN drugs watchdog has said. The International Narcotics Control Board report says up to 50% of the medicines in these markets are fake.

US accused on 'missing' prisoners -- Thirty eight people believed to have been held in secret CIA prisons - or black sites - are missing, according to a report by a US human rights group. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) report also details allegations of torture by a terror suspect who was held in secret custody for more than two years. The group has asked US President George W Bush to reveal the location of these detainees and close all US black sites.





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