History - Thursday - March 31, 2011
1776 - Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John that women were
"determined to foment a rebellion" if the new Declaration of
Independence failed to guarantee their rights.
1831 - Quebec and Montreal were incorporated as cities.
1854 - The U.S. government signed the Treaty of Kanagawa with Japan. The
act opened the ports of Shimoda and Hakotade to American trade.
1870 - In Perth Amboy, NJ, Thomas P. Munday became the first black to
vote in the U.S.
1880 - Wabash, IN, became the first town to be completely illuminated
with electric light.
1889 - In Paris, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.
1900 - The W.E. Roach Company was the first automobile company to put an
advertisement in a national magazine. The magazine was the "Saturday
1908 - 250,000 coal miners in Indianapolis, IN, went on strike to await
a wage adjustment.
1917 - The U.S. purchased and took possession of the Virgin Islands from
Denmark for $25 million.
1918 - For the first time in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time went into
1932 - The Ford Motor Co. debuted its V-8 engine.
1939 - Britain and France agreed to support Poland if Germany threatened
1940 - La Guardia airport in New York officially opened to the public.
1948 - The Soviets in Germany began controlling the Western trains
headed toward Berlin.
1949 - Winston Churchill declared that the A-bomb was the only thing
that kept the U.S.S.R. from taking over Europe.
1949 - Newfoundland entered the Canadian confederation as its 10th
1958 - The U.S. Navy formed the atomic submarine division.
1966 - An estimated 200,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York
1967 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Consular Treaty, the
first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik
1970 - The U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, it was the first since
1976 - The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Anne Quinlan could
be disconnected from a respirator. Quinlan remained comatose until 1985
when she died.
1980 - U.S. President Carter deregulated the banking industry.
1991 - Iraqi forces recaptured the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish
1998 - U.N. Security Council imposed arms embargo on Yugoslavia.
1998 - For the first time in U.S. history the federal government's
detailed financial statement was released. This occurred under the
1999 - Three U.S. soldiers were captured by Yugoslav soldiers three
miles from the Yugoslav border in Macedonia.
2004 - Air America Radio launched five stations around the U.S.
2004 - Google Inc. announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail
service called Gmail.
'It is not a war, it is kinetic military action': National security
adviser finally puts title on Libya
In a press briefing on board Air Force One on Wednesday, deputy national
security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes called it
'kinetic military action'.
Federal prisons director charged with DUI
The Federal Bureau of Prisons' retiring director was charged with
drunken driving in February after police in Maryland say an officer
spotted him driving erratically near his Annapolis home.
Japan evacuees refused treatment amid fear of radiation
Hundreds of evacuees from the area around Japan's stricken nuclear power
plant are being turned away by hospitals and temporary evacuation
centers because of fear they may be carrying radiation, a British
Libya's foreign minister defects
Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in Britain on Wednesday to
seek refuge after quitting the government in protest against leader
Moammar Gadhafi's attacks on civilians.
110 Mph Winds Damage Homes in Mississippi
Winds that reached estimated speeds of 110 miles per hour in central
Mississippi damaged more than 40 homes as severe storms dumped large
hail and heavy rain flooded roads, officials said Wednesday. There were
no immediate reports of injuries.
How and Why The Elite Destroyed 3 Tons of Silver Last Week
Almost half of the cost ($269 million) has come from the 191 Tomahawk
missiles that have been launched into Libya. I think it is extremely
interesting to know that each Tomahawk has more than a monster box (500
oz.) of silver inside of each missile. Pure silver has the highest
electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals. When there is a $1.5
million dollar missile is being produced to secure more oil for the
Empire, the Elite will use only the best materials to ensure the best
performing results. So far the US has thrown 3 tons of silver at Libya
just with the Tomahawk missiles.
VIDEO: Threats Claim Nuclear Bombs Hidden All Over U.S.
The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters
that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America. People who got them
called the FBI and CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman learned, the Bureau’s Chicago
office is leading the investigation. FBI Special Agent Andre Zavala
said, “Yes, they alarmed a lot of people.” The letter inside said, “The
Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs throughout the U.S.
in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions and
government buildings.” It also said, “This is a suicide mission for us.”
Impact Of Gulf Disaster Greatly Underestimated
A new study argues that many more whales, dolphins and other animals
died in the Gulf oil spill last year than people were led to believe.
Think Twice Before You Eat Modified Crops
I read a recent article about genetically modified organisms and how the
Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are
so convinced of its safety that they don't even have to label it.
Money Saving Tips For Starting A New Vegetable Garden
Starting a new vegetable garden is a great way to save some money on
your grocery bill. Purchasing fresh produce at your local grocery store
can really add up, especially when you buy organically grown products.
Biggest Spike In Radiation At Japan Power Plant
Seawater outside the hobbled nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan
was found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine
— the highest rate yet and a sign that more contaminated water was
making its way into the ocean, officials said Wednesday.
Fukushima Beyond Point Of No Return
The battle to save the Fukushima nuclear power plant now appears lost as
the radioactive core from Reactor No. 2 has melted through the
containment vessel and dropped into the concrete basement of the reactor
Obama's Approval Rating At All Time Low
President Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low, according to
a new poll from Quinnipiac University.
EPA: Radioactive Iodine-131 Levels In PA And MA Rainwater 'Exceed
Maximum Containment Level Permitted In Drinking Water'
The levels [of iodine-131 in rainwater in Pennsylvania and
Massachusetts] exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) permitted in
drinking water, but EPA continues to assure the public there is no need
Threats Claim Nuclear Bombs Hidden All Over US
The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters
that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America.
Farrakhan: 'America Will Be Bathed In Blood'
Whether you love him or hate him, agree or disagree, Nation of Islam
Minister Louis Farrakhan has some interesting views worthy of your time.
Federal Reserve Silently Grows Balance Sheet To Approximately $2.75
Trillion By A Shadow Bailout Of Residential Real Estate And Commercial
The biggest silent financial bailout going on in the nation revolves
around commercial real estate.
Beware Of Homeland Security Training For Local Law Enforcement, By An
I’ve been in law enforcement for the past 18 years. I have attended a
variety of training over those years.
Canada-US Deep Integration Agenda Continues Unabated
Canada and the U.S recently issued a joint threat and risk assessment as
part of ongoing efforts to further enhance security on the northern
Depleted Uranium: A Strange Way To Protect Libyan Civilians
In the first 24 hours of the Libyan attack, US B-2s dropped forty-five
2,000-pound bombs. We do not know if these massive bombs, along with the
Cruise missiles launched from British and French planes and ships,
contained depleted uranium (DU) warheads.
Libyan Rebels Flee East From Gaddafi Bombardment
Libyan rebels fled in headlong retreat from the superior arms and
tactics of Muammar Gaddafi's troops on Wednesday, exposing the
insurgents' weakness without Western air strikes to tip the scales in
Springs Man's Claim To Have Obama Records Sets Birthers Abuzz
A Colorado Springs “birther,” retired Air Force Col. Gregory Hollister,
has Internet blogs abuzz with what may be an illegal foray into an
online Social Security data base and how he obtained a copy of President
Barack Obama’s draft registration from 1980.
Nine Dead In Alabama Hospitals After Receiving Contaminated Intravenous
Nine patients died in Alabama hospitals -- most in the Birmingham area
-- after receiving intravenous nutritional supplements contaminated with
a lethal bacteria, the state health department said Tuesday.
Yemen Crisis Intensifies With Factory Explosion
An explosion ripped through crowds of looters in a munitions factory
Monday, killing at least 78 and injuring scores in the latest sign of
weakening government authority amid Yemen’s two-month-old populist
Senate Dems To Boehner: Ditch The Tea Party Or Shut Down The Government
Senate Democrats on Tuesday posed an ultimatum to Speaker John Boehner
(R-OH) on the budget: Bring your tea party "extremists" in line or
prepare for a government shutdown come April 8.
Technological Breakthrough Could Generate Free Power For Portable
Devices Using Simple Body Movements
Imagine never again having to charge your mobile phone or portable music
device using a wall plug and batteries, but instead be able to charge
such devices simply by moving your body.
Fluoride Spill At Water Facility Literally Burns Holes In Parking Lot
A recent chemical spill at a water treatment facility in Rock Island,
Ill., required the assistance of an emergency relief crew decked in the
very same type of hazmat suits being worn by workers at the Fukushima
Dai-Ichi nuclear plant in Japan.
The Number One Health Destroyer Is All Natural
It is linked to nearly every major disease and multiple non-lethal
conditions that plague us.
Exposure To Pesticides Leads To Poor Semen Quality, Infertility
The organochloride pesticides used every day on many conventional food
crops is responsible for lowering semen quality and causing infertility,
according to a new study out of Spain.
History - Wednesday - March 30, 2011
1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.
1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his
patient was anesthetized by ether.
1855 - About 5,000 "Border Ruffians" from western Missouri invaded the
territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery
legislature. It was the first election in Kansas.
1858 - Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil.
1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of
race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1870 - Texas was readmitted to the Union.
1916 - Pancho Villa killed 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.
1936 - Britain announced a naval construction program of 38 warships.
1941 - The German Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel began its
first offensive against British forces in Libya.
1944 - The U.S. fleet attacked Palau, near the Philippines.
1945 - The U.S.S.R. invaded Austria during World War II.
1946 - The Allies seized 1,000 Nazis attempting to revive the Nazi party
1950 - U.S. President Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a
saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
1972 - The British government assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland.
1972 - The Eastertide Offensive began when North Vietnamese troops
crossed into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the northern portion of
1975 - As the North Vietnamese forces moved toward Saigon South
Vietnamese soldiers mob rescue jets in desperation.
1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington,
DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary
James Brady were also wounded.
1982 - The space shuttle Columbia completed its third and its longest
test flight after 8 days in space.
1984 - The U.S. ended its participation in the multinational peace force
1998 - Rolls-Royce was purchased by BMW in a $570 million deal.
2002 - An unmanned U.S. spy plan crashed at sea in the Southern
2002 - Suspected Islamic militants set off several grenades at a temple
in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Four civilians, four policemen and two
attackers were killed and 20 people were injured.
US sending robots to Japan to help nuclear plant
Robots with electronics built to withstand radiation could presumably
work in areas where radiation levels would harm or even kill a person.
Workers at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi plant have been exposed to
high levels of radiation and burned. The device being shipped to Japan
is equipped to provide visuals, radiological surveys and mapping data in
areas of the plant that are not accessible to humans due to potential
elevated radiation levels that are above recommended safety guidelines.
In addition to the robots, the Energy Department has sent about 40
employees and more than 17,000 pounds of equipment to Japan, Lyons said.
As US Preps For Nuclear Disaster Drills, Scientists Reassure About Quake
The United States is home to 104 nuclear plants, 15 of which are located
in the what's known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a region defined by
a fault line of the same name.
Fears For Food Supply As Radioactive Waste Pours From Stricken Reactor
Radioactive water was pouring from a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled
Fukushima nuclear plant last night, with officials warning it will soon
reach the sea.
Japan Nuclear Meltdown: Radioactive Iodine From Fukushima Found In
Rainwater In US
Low levels of radioactive iodine believed to be from Japan's
disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected in
the atmosphere in South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida,
environmental officials said today.
Japan Radioactivity Found In UK
Extremely low levels of radioactive iodine from the tsunami-hit Japanese
nuclear plant have been detected in parts of the UK, the Health
Protection Agency said today.
Ron Paul Introduces Free Competition in Currency Act of 2011
"One private enterprise which attempted to popularize the use of
precious metal coins was Liberty Services, the creators of the Liberty
Dollar," stated Ron Paul. "Evidently the government felt threatened, as
Liberty Dollars had all their precious metal coins seized by the FBI and
Secret Service in November of 2007. Of course, not all of these coins
were owned by Liberty Services, as many were held in trust as backing
for silver and gold certificates which Liberty Services issued. None of
this matters, of course, to the government, who hates to see any
Prediction: 20 Years of War in Libya
This prediction came the day after Obama gave one of those speeches,
like his speeches on Gitmo or Iraq, where he persuades you that
something is already over without actually making that claim. How can
the war (excuse me, humanitarian intervention) in Libya be over and have
20 years left to go?
Michigan Debuts New, Improved Driver’s License
The new card is designed to confound the counterfeiters. The idea is to
stay one step ahead of the forgery crowd, given post-9/11 concerns about
those who use such means to get in where they don’t belong.
Biotech company using cell lines from aborted babies in food enhancement
Pepsico, Kraft Foods, and Nestlé are among the corporations partnered
with a biotech company found using aborted fetal cell lines to test food
flavor enhancers, according to a pro-life watchdog group.
Obama Administration Under Mounting Pressure For Botched Gun Trafficking
Congress and the Department of Justice appear to be headed for a
showdown this week over documents detailing Operation Fast and Furious,
the botched gunrunning sting set up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives that funneled more than 1,700 smuggled weapons
from Arizona to Mexico.
Group To Tell Senate Panel About 42 Disease Clusters In 13 States
An environmental group will tell a Senate panel Tuesday that it has
identified 42 suspected clusters of cancer, birth defects and other
illnesses in 13 states.
Global Shipping Industry The Latest Casualty Of Japans Nuclear Disaster
Radiation fears have begun to play havoc with the global shipping
industry, in which Japan is a key player on several levels.
Libya Crisis: Tuesday 29 March Part One
There has been much debate about whether the coalition should arm the
Syrian Cabinet Resigns Amid Political Unrest
Syria's Cabinet resigned Tuesday to help quell a wave of popular fury
that erupted more than a week ago and is now threatening President
Bashar Assad's 11-year rule in one of the most authoritarian and
closed-off nations in the Middle East.
More Dead Sealife Continues To Plague US Beaches
Months after the hundreds of birds fell dead from the sky and after
thousands of dead fish, crabs, sardines, dolphins, and whales washed
ashore worldwide, more dead fish washed ashore in Alabama, and a dead
whale washed ashore in Virginia.
Double Dip Recession 2011: We Are Way Over The Edge Right Now
Last Friday, I wrote a piece called “Could America be Pushed over the
Economic Edge?” It was about how Libya, Japan or even covert economic
warfare (from America’s enemies) could push the U.S. into another
Obama's High Food Price Policy Stealing Milk From Babies
The price of corn has reached a record $7 a bushel.
Lejeune Marines Prepare To Deploy Off Libyan Coast
Twenty-two hundred Marines and sailors from Camp Lejeune are preparing
to deploy off the coast of Libya in northern Africa. They said goodbye
to their families Monday afternoon, and they'll be leaving in the days
Rebels Retreating After Gadhafi Onslaught
Libyan government tanks and rockets pounded rebel forces into a panicked
full retreat Tuesday after an hourslong, back-and-forth battle that
highlighted the superior might of Moammar Gadhafi's forces, even hobbled
by international airstrikes.
A Stealth Downsizing, As Shoppers Pay More For Less Food
As an expected increase in the cost of raw materials looms for late
summer, consumers are beginning to encounter shrinking food packages.
Obama On Non-Criminal Illegal Aliens: We Don't Want To Deport Them; 'We
Want Them To Succeed'
President Barack Obama on Monday told a student who has received a
deportation notice that he does not want to deport her -- he wants
people like her to succeed.
Cash For Clunkers 2: The Return Of Government Motors
Ready for another cash for clunkers program? It looks like General
Motors is attempting to replace it's own consumer incentives with tax
Before Libya, White House Must Negotiate With ABC
President Obama had a message for the American people Monday night, an
explanation of the government’s intentions in Libya, one that he
believed was important enough to request air time from the broadcast
networks as well as the cable news networks.
French Vegans In Dock Over Baby's Death
Two vegans who fed their 11-month-old daughter only mother's milk went
on trial in northern France on Tuesday charged with neglect after their
baby died suffering from vitamin deficiency.
EU To Ban Cars From Cities By 2050
The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport
area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for
passengers" by 2050.
Wow That Was Fast! Libyan Rebels Have Already Established A New Central
Bank Of Libya
The rebels in Libya are in the middle of a life or death civil war and
Moammar Gadhafi is still in power and yet somehow the Libyan rebels have
had enough time to establish a new Central Bank of Libya and form a new
national oil company.
Egypt Junta: Mubarak, Family Under House Arrest
The military council currently ruling post-Mubarak Egypt denied rumors
and media speculation that President Hosni Mubarak had fled to Saudi
Arabia and was receiving treatment for cancer in Tabuk.
Petraeus To Head CIA Would Be Obama's Worst Move Yet
In a presidency that has been marked by actions in direct opposition to
his high-minded campaign, Barack Obama appears poised on the precipice
of a move that could do more material damage to the US than his refusal
to prosecute torturers, coddling of big business, healthcare sellout,
escalation of existing wars and starting of a new one all combined.
Plutonium Found In Soils Near Fukushima, But Governments Say There's
Nothing To Worry About
In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown catastrophe,
plutonium has now been found in soil samples taken from five locations
Herb Fenugreek Could Be Natural Viagra, New Study Finds
Erectile dysfunction (ED), the politically correct term for what used to
be called impotence, is the ongoing inability to maintain an erection
firm enough, or that lasts long enough, for sex.
History - Tuesday - March 29, 2011
1847 - U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott took possession of the
Mexican stronghold at Vera Cruz.
1848 - Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam.
1867 - The British Parliament passed the North America Act to create the
Dominion of Canada.
1903 - A regular news service began between New York and London on
1906 - In the U.S., 500,000 coal miners walked off the job seeking
1941 - The British sank five Italian warships off the Peloponnesus coast
in the Mediterranean.
1943 - In the U.S. rationing of meat, butter and cheese began during
World War II.
1946 - Gold Coast became the first British colony to hold an African
1951 - The Chinese reject MacArthur's offer for a truce in Korea.
1961 - The 23rd amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The
amendment allowed residents of Washington, DC, to vote for president.
1962 - Cuba opened the trial of the Bay of Pigs invaders.
1967 - France launched its first nuclear submarine.
1971 - Lt. William Calley Jr., of the U.S. Army, was found guilty of the
premeditated murder of at least 22 Vietnamese civilians. He was
sentenced to life imprisonment. The trial was the result of the My Lai
massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968.
1971 - A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles
Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders.
The death sentences were later commuted to live in prison.
1973 - The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam.
1974 - Mariner 10, the U.S. space probe became the first spacecraft to
reach the planet Mercury. It had been launched on November 3, 1973.
1974 - Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on charges stemming
from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University on
May 4, 1970. All the guardsmen were later acquitted.
1975 - Egyptian president Anwar Sadat declared that he would reopen the
Suez Canal on June 5, 1975.
1979 - The Committee on Assassinations Report issued by U.S. House of
Representatives stated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
was the result of a conspiracy.
1992 - Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton said "I didn't
inhale and I didn't try it again" in reference to when he had
experimented with marijuana.
1993 - The South Korean government agreed to pay financial support to
women who had been forced to have sex with Japanese troops during World
1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a constitutional
amendment that would have limited terms to 12 years in the U.S. House
1999 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 10,000 mark for
the first time.
2004 - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and
Slovenia became members of NATO.
Aftershock: The Blast That Shook Psycho Platoon
How the Military Is Failing Its Wounded. Studies have estimated that
about 20 percent of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have
suffered a mild traumatic brain injury while deployed. Of those,
anywhere between 5 percent to nearly 50 percent may suffer both PTSD and
lingering problems from traumatic brain injuries. It is an epidemic so
new that doctors aren't even sure what to call it, let alone how best to
diagnose and treat it.
PARENT ALERT: Sexual Predator Stalks Kids Through X-Box Live
“All parents need to monitor their children actions whether it’s text,
internet or chatroom, they need to monitor their children’s activities,”
says Det. Lupi.
Even while playing their Microsoft’s X-Box live!!!!
Latest Japanese Supply Chain Disruption Summary
By now the only homo sapiens in the world who don't realize that the
Japanese earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster will have profound
implications on supply chains, inventory levels, profit margins,
corporate bottom lines and broad economic output are Wall Street sell
side analysts, who remain convinced that the Lemming view is the right
one, at least until management teams start coming out, most likely in
the upcoming week, and issuing profit warnings, conveniently blaming
their declining profitability on Japan, the weather and other "one time
Patty Murray, Chairman Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, urges DOD to
creat database of service members supporting the relief in Japan
"I urge DoD to create a database of U.S. servicemembers supporting the
relief effort in Japan to track data related to exposure to radiation
and other environmental toxins. This information will aid DoD and
ultimately VA as care and benefits are provided to those who suffer
ill-effects from any such exposures."
European Parliament Issues Warnings On HAARP
The daily lives of people seem blissfully unaffected by events about
which they know little or nothing. Daily news reports unfold with no
mention as to why and how the powerful operate behind the scenes.
Shocking Video Show US Troops Cheering As Airstrike Blows Up Afghan
Shocking new details emerged today of how American soldiers formed a
'death squad' to randomly murder Afghan civilians and mutilate their
Iranian Video Says Mahdi Is 'Near'
New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current
unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi--or Islamic
messiah--is about to appear.
Syria And Jordan Poses New Test For US Policy
Even as the Obama administration defends the NATO-led air war in Libya,
the latest violent clashes in Syria and Jordan are raising new alarm
among senior officials who view those countries, in the heartland of the
Arab world, as far more vital to American interests.
Time Short, Tempers Flare In Budget Showdown
The specter of a partial government shutdown looms again as Congress
returns to Washington with Democrats and Republicans as far apart on a
bill to keep the government running as they were two weeks ago.
Children Of The Revolution: The Yemeni Boys Taking A Stand As Their
Country Teeters On The Brink
As their country teeters on the brink, many of Yemen's children draped
in their country's flag today joined a protest against incumbent
president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
US home sales slump to lowest level since 1960s
Sales tumbled nearly 17 percent in February to 250,000 units, the
Commerce Department said, marking the lowest total since at least 1963,
when records were first kept.
Dollar As World's Reserve Currency?
$105 per barrel oil. Cotton prices at record levels. Food prices at 2008
UFO Sighting Spooks Lafayette, Colorado Town
The strange triangular formation of lights hovering above Lafayette,
Colo., last week has many wondering if it's a sign that we're not alone.
Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Accelerates
U.S. consumer spending rose for an eighth straight month in February,
but much of the gain went to cover rising food and energy prices,
providing little lift to the economy.
Plutonium Found In Fukushima, TEPCO Executive Says 'Radioactive
Substance Should'nt Have Any Impact On Human Health'
The spin? It is not harmful to human health. Oh really? We can't wait
for Kan to eat some plutonium on national TV to confirm this.
Related Article: Plutonium found in soils near Fukushima, but
governments say there's nothing to worry about
Simple foods provide protection against radiation exposure
Research on food based radiation exposure after the Chernobyl disaster
can give us insight on what foods can reduce radiation exposure from our
MIT Lab Creates The World's First Feasible 'Artificial Leaf'
A practical artificial leaf that can turn sunlight and water into energy
as efficiently as the real thing has long been a Holy Grail of
chemistry, and researchers at MIT may have finally done it. Today at the
National Meeting of the American Chemical Society researchers from MIT’s
Nocera Lab, led by Dr. Daniel Nocera, claimed that they’ve created an
artificial leaf made from stable and--more importantly--inexpensive
Fears Rise That Japan Could Sell Off US Debt
Some lawmakers and market analysts are expressing rising concerns that a
demand for capital by earthquake-ravaged Japan could lead it to sell off
some of its huge holdings of U.S.-issued debt, leaving the federal
government in an even tighter financial pinch.
Defiant Granny Margaret Jaconelli Finally Thrown Out Of Her Glasgow Flat
Their entire street in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, is now set to be bulldozed
to make way for the 2014 Commonwealth Games athletes' village.
Libya May Be Placing Corpses At Bombed Sites
U.S. intelligence reports suggest that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's
forces have placed the bodies of people they have killed at the sites of
coalition air strikes so they can blame the West for the deaths, U.S.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said in a television interview on
Sixth Study In Recent Months Links Mercury In Flu Shots To Brain Damage,
The toxic effects of the mercury, also known in vaccines as Thimerosal,
have once again been confirmed, this time by researchers from the
University of Brazil.
Organic Dairy Farmer Francis Thicke Promotes House File 394, The Iowa
Raw Milk Bill
Iowa is one of only 11 states that prohibits any form of raw milk sales
to the public.
GM Soy Making Its Way Into The UK Food Chain Through Animal Feed
Labeling laws throughout the European Union (EU) require that all food
containing genetically-modified (GM) ingredients be properly labeled.
More Scientific Evidence That Antioxidants Can Fight Cancer
For the first time, scientists have discovered a genetic pathway
suggesting that antioxidants may help in the treatment of cancer,
according to a study conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson
University and published in the journal Cancer Biology & Therapy.
Flip Your Stress And Empower Yourself Toward Health
In the legendary book, The Road Less Traveled, psychiatrist M. Scott
Peck identified two fundamental maladaptive responses to stress,
pressure and failure to meet the ongoing demands of life.
Fukushima Update: False Radiation Readings, Radioactive Water And
Here's the latest on the Fukushima nuclear power plant situation as it
is unfolding in Japan:
History - Monday - March 28, 2011
1834 - The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the
removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
1854 - The Crimean War began with Britain and France declaring war on
1865 - Outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York. The law
banned "painting on stones, rocks and trees."
1885 - The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
1898 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the U.S. to
Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen. This meant that they could not be
deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
1908 - Automobile owners lobbied the U.S. Congress, supporting a bill
that called for vehicle licensing and federal registration.
1917 - During World War I the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was
1921 - U.S. President Warren Harding named William Howard Taft as chief
justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1922 - Bradley A. Fiske patented a microfilm reading device.
1933 - In Germany, the Nazis ordered a ban on all Jews in businesses,
professions and schools.
1938 - In Italy, psychiatrists demonstrated the use of electric-shock
therapy for treatment of certain mental illnesses.
1939 - The Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to Francisco Franco.
1941 - The Italian fleet was defeated by the British at the Battle of
1942 - British naval forces raided the Nazi occupied French port of St.
1945 - Germany launched the last of the V-2 rockets against England.
1962 - The U.S. Air Force announced research into the use of lasers to
intercept missiles and satellites.
1968 - The U.S. lost its first F-111 aircraft in Vietnam when it
vanished while on a combat mission. North Vietnam claimed that they had
shot it down.
1979 - A major accident occurred at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island
nuclear power plant. A nuclear power reactor overheated and suffered a
1986 - The U.S. Senate passed $100 million aid package for the
1986 - More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties played "We
are the World" simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST. It raised over $63
million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.
1990 - In Britain, a joint Anglo-U.S. "sting" operation ended with the
seizure of 40 capacitors, which can be used in the trigger mechanism of
a nuclear weapon.
1991 - The U.S. embassy in Moscow was severely damaged by fire.
2010 - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. signed a deal to buy
Ford Motor Co.'s Volvo car unit.
VIDEO: G Edward Griffin: Monsanto transfers all liability to farmers
The Surprising PNAC Connection to Libya
Looks like the PNAC, or Project for A New American Century, agenda of
1997 is rolling along as planned. Just as has been outlined by other
think tanks, Illuminati writers and social programmers.
VIDEO: CNN Segment On Libya Titled "The New World Order"
VIDEO: U.S. General Wesley Clark - proof Libyan Invasion was Planned 10
Years in Advance - Minerva Roman goddess of war
out the awesome Greenhouse being built on contract by Ron Klinefelter
FDIC Bank Closures
Nuclear Plants Fail to Report Safety Defects
Nearly 30% of U.S. nuclear-power plants fail to report equipment defects
that could pose substantial safety risks, a flaw in federal oversight
that could make it harder for regulators to spot troublesome trends
across the industry, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's inspector
general said Thursday. The Office of Inspector General said
nuclear-plant operators were confused about what they were required to
report to regulators about manufacturing defects. One section of federal
law, known as Part 21, requires them to report defective equipment that
could cause a safety risk, while another section calls for them to
report only defects that compromise safety.
Japan Activist Warns Another Nuclear Quake Looms
The nuclear safety crisis entering its third week in Japan was not
exactly the disaster that long-term activist and author Takashi Hirose
foresaw in his book last summer, "Nuclear Reactor Time Bomb."
Wind and Waves Growing Across Globe
“Careful analysis of satellite data shows that extreme oceanic wind
speeds and ocean wave heights have increased dramatically over the last
23 years,” Professor Young said.
Experts: Area Drought Worsens, Breaks Records
You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know it’s been dry lately; some
area fire departments have responded to a number of grass fires.
Syrian Army Reportedly Enter Damascus After Tense Day of Anti-Government
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian army units deployed in a seaside Mediterranean
city rocked by protests and unrest, eyewitnesses and activists said
Israel Deploys Iron Dome Missile Defense System For First Time
The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday deployed the Iron Dome anti-rocket
system for the first time ever on Sunday in southern Israel.
Wolf: Loudest Obamacare Cheerleader Wants Out
Becoming the most hypocritical politician in America is not an easy goal
to achieve, but New York’s Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, is up to the
Money Trouble Ahead: 15 Indications That Bad Times Are About To Hit The
2011 is shaping up to be a really bad year for the U.S. economy.
Global Food Scare Widens From Japan Nuclear Plant
Countries across the world shunned Japanese food imports Thursday as
radioactive steam leaked from a disaster-struck nuclear plant, straining
nerves in Tokyo.
Ahmadinejad Says: 'The Final Move Has Begun'
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is telling the people of Iran that
the Twelfth Imam is managing the the revolution now underway in Egypt
and in various parts of the Islamic world, and that “the final move has
begun” to destroy America, Israel and the influence of the Western
powers in the epicenter.
There's A 'Superbug' Spreading Around America Killing 40% Of The People
Who Come In Contact
A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has spread to patients in Southern
California, according to a study by Los Angeles County public health
Brevan Howard Equity Fund Reduced Stock Bets Before Japan Quake
Brevan Howard Asset Management LP “significantly reduced” risk last
month in its $569 million equity hedge fund because of the unrest in the
Middle East, a move that limited potential losses from the stock selloff
in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake.
NATO Decision Body To Consider Libya Air Strikes
BRUSSELS – NATO's top decision-making body is likely to expand its air
mission over Libya on Sunday to take over command of U.S.-led air
strikes against Moammar Gadhafi's military.
US Officials: Libya Operation Could Last Month
U.S.-led military action in Libya has bolstered rebels fighting Moammar
Gadhafi's forces, but the international operation could continue for
months, the Obama administration says.
Japan Nuclear: Workers Evacuated As Radiation Soars
Workers trying to cool the reactor core to avoid a meltdown have been
Tiny Amounts Of Radiation From Japan Reach Nevada
Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant have
reached Las Vegas, but scientists say it poses no health risk.
Low-Level Radiation Found In Bay State Rainwater
Radiation from the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in
Japan is now showing up in rain in Massachusetts, health officials
Anti-Cuts March Draws Hundreds Of Thousands As Police Battle Rioters
More than a quarter of a million people have marched through central
London to deliver a powerful message about the government's cuts in
Why You Should Be Freaked Out About The Stock Market
This is a chart of the US monetary base. In simple terms, it charts how
much money the Fed has pumped into the system (at least that it admits).
FDIC 'Cash for Keys' Proposal Would Pay Underwater Homeowners $21,000 To
Walk Away; In Prison For Taking A Liar Loan
The five biggest US mortgage servicers were told this week at a private
meeting with regulators to consider paying delinquent borrowers up to
$21,000 each as part of a broader settlement of the foreclosure crisis.
Canadian Government Falls, Election Set For May
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Opposition politicians drove Canada's Conservative
government out of office on charges of sleaze and mismanagement on
Friday, setting the scene for an early May election that polls indicate
the Conservatives will win.
Indiana Prosecutor Told Wisconsin Governor To Stage 'False Flag
An Indiana prosecutor and Republican activist has resigned after emails
show he suggested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stage a fake attack on
himself to discredit unions protesting his budget repair bill.
More Than Half Of Store Receipts And Nearly Money Bills Contain
Dangerously High Levels Of Toxic BPA
Avoiding exposure to Bisphenol-A (BPA), the endocrine-disrupting
plastics chemical linked to reproductive problems and other serious
health issues, means more than just drinking out of BPA-free bottles and
limiting consumption of canned foods.
Obesity Rates Double Worldwide As More Countries Embrace American Junk
Foods, Indoor Lifestyles
Worldwide rates of obesity have doubled since 1980, but levels of
cholesterol and blood pressure are strikingly different between rich and
poor countries, according to a study conducted by researchers from
Imperial College London and published in The Lancet.
Stress Alters Gut Bacteria Balance, Inhibits Proper Immune Function
Researchers from Ohio State University (OSU) have identified an
important connection between stress and health.
Worst Texas Drought In 44 Years Causing Wheat, Beef Shortages
Lower yields and continually-rising demand has sparked a sharp rise in
prices for wheat and beef in the US.
Male Hormone Production Occurs In The Bones, Study Finds
The bones in men's bodies serve a much greater purpose than simply the
"mere assembly of inert calcified tubes," says a new study out of
Cookware Chemicals Disrupt Hormones, Lead To Early Menopause, Study
The type of cookware you use can make all the difference in determining
the health of you and your family.
Natural Tree Compounds Effective At Treating MRSA, Skin Cancer
It is often considered to be a "trash tree" by farmers who fight to
eliminate it in order to protect the viability of their land.
Why Not Getting Enough Sleep Can Cause You To Gain Weight
A new study out of Columbia University says that sleep deprivation can
cause a person to eat roughly 300 more calories a day than normal, which
can ultimately lead to weight gain and obesity.
History - Friday - March 25, 2011
1774 - English Parliament passed the Boston Port Bill.
1776 - The Continental Congress authorized a medal for General George
1802 - France, Netherlands, Spain and England signed the Peace of
1807 - The first railway passenger service began in England.
1813 - The frigate USS Essex flew the first U.S. flag in battle in the
1857 - Frederick Laggenheim took the first photo of a solar eclipse.
1865 - During the American Civil War, Confederate forces captured Fort
Stedman in Virginia.
1900 - The U.S. Socialist Party was formed in Indianapolis.
1901 - The Mercedes was introduced by Daimler at the five-day "Week of
Nice" in Nice, France.
1905 - Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil
War were returned to the South.
1905 - Russia received Japan's terms for peace.
1911 - In New York City, 146 women were killed in fire at the Triangle
Shirtwaist Company in New York City. The owners of the company were
indicted on manslaughter charges because some of the employees had been
behind locked doors in the factory. The owners were later acquitted and
in 1914 they were ordered to pay damages to each of the twenty-three
families that had sued.
1915 - 21 people died when a U.S. F-4 submarine sank off the Hawaiian
1947 - A coalmine explosion in Centralia, IL, killed 111 people.
1947 - John D. Rockefeller III presented a check for $8.5 million to the
United Nations for the purchase of land for the site of the U.N. center.
1953 - The USS Missouri fired on targets at Kojo, North Korea.
1954 - RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass
1960 - A guided missile was launched from a nuclear powered submarine
for the first time.
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital
in Montgomery, AL.
1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the "poll tax" was
1970 - The Concorde made its first supersonic flight.
1975 - King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a nephew. The
nephew, with a history of mental illness, was beheaded the following
1981 - The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador was damaged when gunmen attacked
using rocket propelled grenades and machine guns.
1983 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation to rescue the U.S. social
security system from bankruptcy.
1985 - It was reported that a U.S. Army Major stationed in East Germany
had been shot and killed by a Soviet Border Guard.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan ordered emergency aid for the
Honduran army. U.S. helicopters took Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan
1990 - A fire in Happy Land, an illegal New York City social club,
killed 87 people.
1991 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein launched a major counter-offensive
to recapture key towns from Kurds in northern Iraq.
1992 - Soviet cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returned to Earth after spending
10 months aboard the orbiting Mir space station.
1993 - President de Klerk admitted that South Africa had built six
nuclear bombs, but said that they had since been dismantled.
1994 - United States troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
1996 - An 81-day standoff by the antigovernment Freemen began at a ranch
near Jordan, MT.
1996 - The U.S. issued a newly redesigned $100 bill for circulation.
1998 - A cancer patient was the first known to die under Oregon's
doctor-assisted suicide law.
2002 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed complaints
against Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network broadcast of a Victoria's Secret
fashion show in November 2001.
60 killed in Myanmar's 6.8 tremor
At least 60 people have been killed and more than 90 others injured in a
strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Myanmar near the Thai border
fears reactor core breach
Japanese nuclear safety officials raised the possibility of more severe
environmental contamination on Friday with their latest announcement on
the country's nuclear crisis. “It is possible that somewhere at the
reactor may have been damaged,'' AP quoted Hidehiko Nishiyama, a
spokesman for the nuclear safety agency, as saying.
Japan death toll tops 10,000 as plant keeps fuming
The death toll from Japan's worst post-war disaster topped 10,000 Friday
as the operator of a radiation-belching nuclear plant warned that work
to stabilise it may take another month. Japan held out little hope of
finding alive another 17,433 listed as missing.
Post Office News: Layoffs, Closings, Saturday Delivery
The United States Postal Service has announced “efficiency Improvements”
that eliminate 7,500 administrative and executive positions across the
organization and close district offices in Columbus, OH, South East
Michigan, Northern Illinois, South East New England, South Georgia, Big
Sky and Albuquerque. The Postal Service says the closing will not affect
customer service, mail delivery, Post Office operations or ZIP codes.
Comments From Piers
The very active solar region which emerged from the SE limb of the sun
on the morning of 21st March is crackling with dangerous activity
including extreme UV radiation and up to 50Mev proton bursts and its
appearance along with other active regions on the sun fits our
WeatherAction.com long-range WARNING for significant weather extremes
and earthquakes in the period around 23rd-27th March, issued during
Japan's Tsunami Topped 70 Feet In One Estimate
Video footage of the tsunami that hit Japan this month makes it clear:
This was no ordinary wave. And now there are initial estimates for just
how high it reached -- nearly 80 feet in at least one place.
Worst Texas Drought In 44 Years Eroding Wheat, Beef Supply As Food
The worst Texas drought in 44 years is damaging the state’s wheat crop
and forcing ranchers to reduce cattle herds, as rising demand for U.S.
food sends grain and meat prices higher.
New Census Milestone: Hispanics To Hit 50 Million
In a surprising display of growth, census figures indicate Hispanics
will reach a new milestone: more than 50 million people, or roughly 1 in
Mideast Expert: Gadhafi Losing Grip On Reality
Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is rapidly losing his already frail grip
on reality, increasing the odds that he could unleash chemical weapons
on his own people or launch a terrorist attack on the United States, a
leading expert on the Middle East tells Newsmax.TV.
Radioactive Iodine In Fukushima Seawater Highest Ever, Reactors 5 And 6
Now Leaking Too
And while futures rise as the market anticipates the latest central bank
intervention to paper over the global financial insolvency, the
radioactive fallout from Fukushima continues to worsen as Iodine 131
levels in the seawater hits the highest since the start of the crisis.
"Retronym" is a word coined by Frank Mankiewicz, George McGovern's
campaign director, to delineate previously unnecessary distinctions
Massive Fire At MIA Fuel Tank Farm Cancels Flights
An intense fire that broke out Wednesday night at a fuel tank farm at
the Miami International Airport left 36 flights canceled.
Obama Rules Out 'Land Invasion' In Libya
President Barack Obama Wednesday categorically ruled out a land invasion
to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as coalition forces launched a
fifth day of air strikes against government military targets in the
North African nation.
Obama: No US Forces On The Ground In Libya...Except For Those Guys
“President Obama said Wednesday it was ‘absolutely’ out of the question
that U.S. ground forces would be used in Libya.”
Japan Disaster: Over 27,000 Dead Or Missing
More than 27,000 people are officially dead or missing after the
earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11th.
Magnitude 6.8 - Myanmar
Dangerous Neutrons Beams Shooting From Crippled Fukushima Reactor
One of the most deadly forms of radiation has been detected shooting
from the heart of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant: neutron beams.
Oil Prices Climb Amid Libya Fighting
World oil prices advanced on Tuesday as fighting raged on in Libya, a
significant exporter of crude before the current crisis.
Another Voice: US Will Go Bankrupt
"If we continue down on the path on which the fiscal authorities put us,
we will become insolvent, the question is when," Dallas Federal Reserve
Bank President Richard Fisher said in a question and answer session
after delivering a speech at the University of Frankfurt.
Durable Goods Orders Come In Way Worse Than Expected
This number is much worse than expectations, and futures have pulled
back a bit on the news.
Fukushima Deteriorates Again As Steam Now Rising From Reactor 1 For
First Time, Including All Other Reactors; Reactor 5 Cooling Fails
Not an hour passes without something material developing in Fukushima.
Just out from NHK: all four broken reactors are now smoking.
Lethal In Japan - The Real Story On Radiation
The headlines we wake up to Monday morning say: A new column of smoke
rising from an overheating nuclear plant in Japan drove workers out of
the smoldering site dented hopes for a breakthrough in the post-quake
atomic crisis raising the risk of uncontrolled radiation.
Think Pink To Prevent Dementia: Natural Pigment Astaxanthin Protects
It's time to "think pink". No, that's not just the familiar marketing
slogan used to promote breast cancer awareness (and, it can be argued,
to push the multi-million dollar breast cancer industry).
More Than 2,000 Vaccinated Babies Died: The Cost Of Doing Business
Earlier this month (March 2011), Japanese authorities ordered doctors to
stop using pneumococcal and Hib vaccines because four children died
after receiving the shots.
Ohio Farmers Resist GMO's Because Non-Hybrid Seeds Work Better
Ohio farmers are more reluctant to plant genetically modified organisms
(GMOs) in their fields than their counterparts in other Midwestern
states, planting nearly 30 percent of their fields with non-modified
Chinese Herbal Medicine May Treat Cancer And Rheumatoid Arthritis
For centuries, traditional Chinese healers have used a medicinal plant
usually called thunder god vine, or lei gong teng, as a therapy for a
host of health problems including rheumatoid arthritis.
Pecans Promote Heart Health, Lower Cholesterol Levels
The health benefits offered by pecans are greater than previously
believed, according to a new study published in The Journal of
Study: 700,000 People, Mostly Children, End Up In The ER Every Year For
Pharmaceutical Drug Poisoning
Besides motor vehicle accidents, the second leading cause of injury
death in the US is drug-related poisoning, according to a new study
published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Omega 3s Significantly Reduce Risk Of Macular Degeneration
Loading up on omega-3 fatty acids can significantly reduce your risk of
developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new
report published in the journal Archives of Ophthalmology.
History - Thursday - March 24, 2011
1720 - In Paris, banking houses closed due to financial crisis.
1765 - Britain passed the Quartering Act that required the American
colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
1832 - Mormon Joseph Smith was beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio.
1837 - Canada gave blacks the right to vote
1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was formed.
1882 - In Berlin, German scientist Robert Koch announced the discovery
of the tuberculosis germ (bacillus).
1883 - The first telephone call between New York and Chicago took place.
1898 - The first automobile was sold.
1900 - Mayor Van Wyck of New York broke the ground for the New York
subway tunnel that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1920 - The first U.S. coast guard air station was established at
Morehead City, NC.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill granting future
independence to the Philippines.
1938 - The U.S. asked that all powers help refugees fleeing from the
1944 - In Rome, The Gestapo rounded up innocent Italians and shot them
to death in response to a bomb attack that killed 32 German policemen.
Over 300 civilians were executed.
1946 - The Soviet Union announced that it was withdrawing its troops
1947 - The U.S. Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to
1955 - The first oil drill seagoing rig was put into service.
1988 - Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M.
Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pled
innocent to Iran-Contra charges.
1989 - The Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons) of
oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound after it ran aground.
1989 - The U.S. decided to send humanitarian aid to the Contras.
1998 - In Jonesboro, AR, two boys open fire at students from woods near
a school. Four students and a teacher were killed and 10 others were
1998 - A former FBI agent said papers found in James Earl Ray's car
supports a conspiracy theory in the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther
1999 - NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro,
Kosovo and Vojvodina). The attacks marked the first time in its 50-year
history that NATO attacked a sovereign country. The bombings were in
response to Serbia's refusal to sign a peace treaty with ethnic
Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo.
2001 - Apple Computer Inc's operating system MAC OS X went on sale.
2006 - In Spain, the Basque separatist group ETA announced a permanent
VIDEO: AMAZING SPEECH BY WAR VETERAN Mike Prysner
VIDEO: Could Obama be Impeached over Libya? Let's ask Biden
Back in December 2007 Then Senator Joe Biden appeared on Hardball
with Chris Matthews and talked about the new NIE report that showed Iran
had halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003. Biden said that if the
president chose to bypass Congress and invade Iran he would immediately
call for his impeachment. Biden stood behind those comments, saying they
were a warning to President Bush and that he has no constitutional
authority to take us to war without congressional approval.
911 Truth TOUR - List of cities
First pictures emerge of the Fukushima Fifty as steam starts pouring
from all four reactors at the stricken nuclear power plant
These first images of inside the stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant
reveal the terrifying conditions under which the brave men work to save
their nation from full nuclear meltdown.
Toyota tells U.S. plants 'prepare to shut
Word has gone out to all 13 of Toyota's factories in the United States,
Canada and Mexico. This does not mean that the plants will stop working,
Toyota spokesman Mike Goss said, but that they should be ready in case
the need arises. "We expect some kind of interruptions," he said.
More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan
Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in
reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely
drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power
plant in Japan, officials say.
Number of Fla. lawyers under investigation for foreclosure-related
While specifics of the cases are not public, complaints generally about
the handling of foreclosures have included knowingly forged signatures
on court documents, bad notarizations on assignments of mortgage and
shortcuts taken that led to illegal home repossessions.
Missouri House Passes Firearms Freedom Act, HB 361
If passed into law, the bill would make law that “a personal firearm, a
firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or
privately in Missouri and that remains within the borders of Missouri is
not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including
registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate
commerce. It is declared by the legislature that those items have not
traveled in interstate commerce.”
Arkansas Rockin' and Rollin'
The New Madrid Seismic Zone in northeastern Arkansas has become very
active of late. The map on the left shows 226 quakes that have struck
this area over the past 4 weeks. Below the maps is a specific list when
these quakes occurred.
Geologists Warn Another Powerful Earthquake Could Now Strike Tokyo After
Disaster Weakened Fault Line Near Capital
Geologists have warned that another powerful earthquake could inflict
terrible damage on Tokyo because the Size 9 monster which struck on
March 11 has altered the earth's surface.
Soaring Food Prices: Worst Yet To Come
Over the past few months, consumers in America are witnessing higher
prices for their daily food items. The concern is that this inflationary
situation may only get worse in the days to come.
Florida Judge Orders Use Of Islamic Law In Mosque Case
TAMPA — A Tampa judge is under fire after ruling that he will follow
Islamic law in a case against a local mosque that ultimately could
decide who controls $2.2 million in state money.
1 Dead, 39 Injured In Jerusalem Bus Bombing
Bomb inside bag explodes next to Egged bus 74 opposite Binyanei Ha'uma
in central Jerusalem; 3 seriously injured, 5 in moderate condition.
Supermoon Blamed After Five Ships Run Aground On British Coast
The super moon was today blamed for causing five ships to run aground
within hours in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
Plucky Dachshund Lola Survives One Month In Charred House
A bleating truck alarm led a Boston woman back to her dog, who was
believed lost or perished after a Feb. 23 fire but was actually
surviving inside the burned-out house.
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy
JPMorgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America
A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU,
has a secret plan to "destabilize" the country.
Hirose Takashi: What They're Covering Up At Fukushima
Hirose Takashi has written a whole shelf full of books, mostly on the
nuclear power industry and the military-industrial complex.
Gold Just 1% From Record Nominal High Of $1, 444/oz - Risk Of Dollar
Crisis Increases By Day
The U.S. dollar and yen are under pressure again today while gold and
silver have taken breathers after yesterday’s gains (see table).
Chernolby Cleanup Survivor's Message For Japan: 'Run Away As Quickly As
Natalia Manzurova, one of the few survivors among those directly
involved in the long cleanup of Chernobyl, was a 35-year-old engineer at
a nuclear plant in Ozersk, Russia, in April 1986 when she and 13 other
scientists were told to report to the wrecked, burning plant in the
Libya War: Germans Pull Forces Out Of NATO As Libyan Coalition Fall
Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened
today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO
over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign.
Obama Rules Out 'Land Invasion' In Libya
President Barack Obama Wednesday categorically ruled out a land invasion
to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as coalition forces launched a
fifth day of air strikes against government military targets in the
North African nation.
Elizabeth Taylor Dies Of Congestive Heart Failure In Hospital Aged 79
Actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79, her publicist
confirmed in a statement today.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Morlock Pleads Guilty In Deaths Of 3
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier from Wasilla accused of killing
Afghan civilians entered a guilty plea in court Wednesday.
Oil Up On Mideast Unrest, US Gasoline Stocks Drop
Oil rose on Wednesday as unrest in the Middle East and North Africa
continued to flare and as a report showed U.S. gasoline inventories fell
more than expected.
Donald Trump To Obama: Show The Birth Certificate
"I want him to show his birth certificate. I want him to show his birth
certificate," Trump later said in the interview.
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Trace Amounts Of Radioactive Element Found In Anaheim, Riverside
Trace amounts of radioactive elements consistent with the
earthquake-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan were detected by
monitors in Anaheim and Riverside, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency announced Tuesday.
Germany Set To Abandon Nuclear Power Good
Germany is determined to show the world how abandoning nuclear energy
can be done.
Cost Of Military Campaign In Libya Could Wipe Out GOP's Spending Cuts
U.S. military operations in Libya could wipe out a significant chunk of
the budget cuts won by congressional Republicans in recent weeks,
defense analysts say.
Glenn Beck Contemplating Starting His Own Channel
The possibility that Glenn Beck will exit the Fox News Channel at the
end of the year has prompted a big question in media circles: if he
leaves, how will he bring his considerable audience with him?
A Light Bulb Dawns
In one of the stupider acts that George Bush ever put forth, this one
didn’t rate a light bulb over his head.
Yes, Sex Can Kill You, US Study Shows
Sudden bursts of moderate to intense physical activity -- such as
jogging or having sex -- significantly increase the risk of having a
heart attack, especially in people who do not get regular exercise, U.S.
researchers said on Tuesday.
Power Crumbling, Yemen's Leader Warns Of Civil War
SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's U.S.-backed president, his support crumbling
among political allies and the army, warned that the country could slide
into a "bloody" civil war Tuesday as the opposition rejected his offer
to step down by the end of the year. Tens of thousands protested in the
capital demanding his immediate ouster, emboldened by top military
commanders who joined their cause.
India Says Monsanto Covertly, Illegally Conducted GM Corn Trials Without
Recent reports out of India say that multinational biotechnology giant
Monsanto has once against skirted the law by clandestinely planting its
genetically-modified (GM) corn without receiving approval to do so.
Nitish Kumar, chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar, recently
wrote a letter to India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh explaining
USDA Refuses To Enforce Organic Standards, Allows Synthetic Omega-3s In
The US Department of Agriculture is once again deliberately shirking its
responsibility to properly oversee the integrity of the certified
Sprouts: An Ideal Emergency Preparedness Food
Given the rapidity with which critical global events are unfolding,
preparedness just makes good sense.
Rickets Is Back As A New 'Affluence Disease'
The bone disease rickets, thought to be all but vanquished in the 1940s,
is making a comeback in the United Kingdom, doctors have warned.
Study Says Safflower Oil Helps Prevent Heart Disease, Reduce
A diet supplemented with a daily dose of safflower oil may help improve
insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar, elevate "good" cholesterol,
lower inflammation, and ultimately prevent heart disease, says a new
study out of Ohio State University (OSU).
Organic Poultry Far Less Prone To Salmonella Than Conventional, Study
What chickens eat and how they are raised makes all the difference in
determining their overall health and susceptibility to salmonella,
according to a new study published in the journal Foodborne Pathogens
History - Wednesday - March 23, 2011
1775 - American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, "give me liberty,
or give me death!"
1806 - Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began
their return journey to the east.
1840 - The first successful photo of the Moon was taken.
1857 - Elisha Otis installed the first modern passenger elevator in a
public building. It was at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in
New York City.
1880 - John Stevens patented the grain crushing mill. The mill increased
flour production by 70 percent.
1903 - The Wright brothers obtained an airplane patent.
1903 - U.S. troops were sent to Honduras to protect the American
consulate during revolutionary activity.
1909 - British Lt. Shackleton found the magnetic South Pole.
1912 - The Dixie Cup was invented.
1922 - The first airplane landed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
1925 - The state of Tennessee enacted a law that made it a crime for a
teacher in any state-supported public school to teach any theory that
was in contradiction to the Bible's account of man's creation.
1934 - The U.S. Congress accepted the independence of the Philippines in
1942 - During World War II, the U.S. government began evacuating
Japanese-Americans from West Coast homes to detention centers.
1951 - U.S. paratroopers descended from flying boxcars in a surprise
attack in Korea.
1957 - The U.S. Army sold the last of its homing pigeons.
1967 - Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. called the Vietnam War the
biggest obstacle to the civil rights movement.
1972 - The U.S. called a halt to the peace talks on Vietnam being held
1983 - U.S. President Reagan first proposed development of technology to
intercept enemy missiles. The proposal became known as the Strategic
Defense Initiative and "Star Wars."
1990 - Former Exxon Valdez Captain Hazelwood was ordered to help clean
up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for the 1989 oil
1993 - U.N. experts announced that record ozone lows had been registered
over a large area of the Western Hemisphere.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that term limits for state lawmakers
1998 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired his Cabinet.
1998 - The German company Bertelsmann AG agreed to purchase the American
publisher Random House for $1.4 billion. The merger created the largest
English-language book-publishing company in the world.
1999 - Paraguay's Vice President Luis Maria Argana was shot to death by
1999 - NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana gave formal approval for air
strikes against Serbian targets.
2001 - Russia's orbiting Mir space station plunged into the South
Pacific after its 15-years of use.
MOVIE: A 1935 movie showing who made the money off the WWI weapons
This 1935 anti-war documentary tells the story of the companies that
became rich selling weapons in World War I. It also looks into the years
that lies ahead.
FDA Bans Milk, Vegetable, Fruits From Nuclear Plant Crisis-Affected
Areas in Japan
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today it will stop all milk
products and vegetable and fruit products imported from the Japan's
prefectures of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma from entering the
U.S. -- a response to public fears about radiation from Japan's crippled
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Contaminated Tokyo tap water is 'unfit for babies' as Japan radiation
'heads to Britain' from Fukushima plant
Tokyo's tap water has been deemed 'unfit for babies' after radiation
from the stricken Japanese nuclear power plant contaminated the Japanese
water supply, officials have warned. The warning comes after it emerged
last night that radioactive particles have reached Europe and are
heading towards Britain in the wake the catastrophe that officials say
could cost up to £190billion - making it the costliest natural disaster
Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart
Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened
today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO
over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign. A German
military spokesman said it was recalling two frigates and AWACS
surveillance plane crews from the Mediterranean, after fears they would
be drawn into the conflict if NATO takes over control from the U.S.
'Libya war could last 30 years': Armed forces minister's extraordinary
And as Tory MPs expressed fears that the war could last for 30 years,
Foreign Secretary William Hague added to fears of an expensive and
open-ended commitment, saying that it was impossible to put a deadline
on British involvement. Mr Hague said: 'It's too early to speculate. It
depends what happens one way or another. 'I don't think you can put a
deadline or a time objective to that.
US military families arrive in Calif. from Japan
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.—Nearly 350 dependents of U.S. military
personnel based in Japan have arrived in California after voluntarily
evacuating from the earthquake-stricken country. Two chartered flights
carrying family members and pets from Japan landed Tuesday morning at
Travis Air Force Base.
Ten Reasons to Throw Out Your Microwave
Microwaves heat food by causing water molecules in it to resonate at
very high frequencies and eventually turn to steam which heats your
food. While this can rapidly heat your food, what most people fail to
realize is that it also causes a change in your food’s chemical
Bartering, Inflation and Growing a Garden
Depending on your age, you might remember when grocery stores had excess
stock and inventory in the “back room.” Those days are long gone. If the
“just in time” trucks stop rolling for any reason, your local grocery
store will be empty within days and that’s even in good times!
Libya: Obama's 'Coalition Of The Unwilling' Asks Does The West Have The
Right To Kill Gaddafi?
A war of words has erupted between the U.S. and Britain after the U.K.
government claimed Muammar Gaddafi is a legitimate target for
Take Obama's Peace Prize
Bolivian President Evo Morales has called for US President Barack
Obama's Nobel Peace Prize to be revoked following his decision to attack
Insolvency, Fix To Be 'Painful'
The United States is on a fiscal path towards insolvency and
policymakers are at a "tipping point," a Federal Reserve official said
FBI Center Takes On $1 Billion ID Project
The Clarksburg FBI complex is taking part in a $1 billion project that
will enable law enforcement agencies to identify criminals and
terrorists by physical characteristics more quickly and accurately, an
FBI official said Monday in Charleston.
Russia's Zhininovsky Calls To Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize
Russia's head of the Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has
appealed to the Nobel Prize Committee to revoke U.S. President Barack
Obama's Nobel Prize, the party's press service said in a statement on
Portugal Braces For Govt Collapse Over Debt Vote
Portugal's government is on the verge of collapse after opposition
parties withdrew their support for another round of austerity policies
aimed at averting a financial bailout.
Good thing this
isn't happening in the U.S. too
Britons are suffering their biggest drop in living standards for 30
years, according to a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies
(IFS). The average household's "real" income -- what is coming in after
inflation is taken into account -- will have fallen by 1.6 percent over
the three years to the end of 2011, the influential think-tank said
ahead of Wednesday's budget.
The Weekend Interview with Paul Singer: Mega-Banks and the Next
"What would a loss of confidence in the dollar actually look like? Gold
going absolutely nuts," adds Mr. Singer, who is also a major donor to
conservative intellectual causes and think tanks such as the Manhattan
Institute. He observes that prices for many commodities are already near
all-time highs, even with "kind of a soft recovery" in the U.S. and
Europe, and robust growth in Asia. "Imagine if hoarding, speculation,
investment positions in [hard assets] accumulate to cause commodities
and gold to go rocketing up. Wages, prices will follow," he says.
Where You Hide It
There are more horror stories than I think most of us are aware of. The
message is the same: the gold and silver bullion you possess is
valuable, and will be increasingly so, so tell only one other person.
And to determine if your home storage is really secure, think like a
thief: how likely would someone intent on robbing you find or get to
Jeremy Morlock To Testify Against Fellow 'Kill Team' Troops
Corporal Jeremy Morlock has confessed to three murders. In January 2010
he threw a grenade at a boy before opening fire along with other members
of his squad. He has also admitted to murders in February and May 2010.
Tiny Amount Of Radioactive Particles Reach Iceland
Miniscule amounts of radioactive particles believed to have come from
Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected as far
away as Iceland, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.
Egypt's Interior Ministry Burns As Police Protest
Fire swept the upper floors of Egypt's Interior Ministry building on
Tuesday as policemen protested outside to demand higher pay. A security
official accused demonstrators of starting the blaze in downtown Cairo.
High Earthquake Risk Now Imminent Say Two Leading Experts
Two prominent experts hold the view that earthquakes are not random
events and may now be predicted in advance due to increasing
sophistication in observational and predictive techniques.
3 Shocks Near Epicenter Of Japan Quake
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Japan Tuesday, the third strong
aftershock in 2 1/2 hours near the epicenter of the March 11 mega quake,
Japan Quake Leave 22,000 Dead, Missing
The confirmed death toll in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan
rose to 8,649 people on Monday while another 12,877 are still missing.
UNREAL, Obama Administration Announces Creation Of Conservation Youth
Corps Of America
Just when you thought this radical administration was ready to cut back
on their socialist agenda they surprise you with another shockingly
The Amount Of Radioactive Fuel At Fukushima DWARFS Chernobly
The Daiichi complex in Fukushima, Japan ... had a total of 1760 metric
tons of fresh and used nuclear fuel on site last year, according to a
presentation by its owners, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco).
The most damaged Daiichi reactor, number 3, contains about 90 tons of
fuel, and the storage pool above reactor 4, which the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission's (NRC's) Gregory Jaczko reported yesterday had lost its
cooling water, contains 135 tons of spent fuel.
Surviving A Societal Breakdown
Baltimore, Maryland – “…little electricity or gasoline…” reports an
eyewitness from The Washington Post, visiting Sendai, Japan. “Nearly all
restaurants and shops are closed…roads blocked…supplies depleted…the
devastation is catastrophic.”
Utah Becomes First In US To Designate Official State Gun
Utah has become the first U.S. state to name an official firearm,
placing an automatic pistol on a list of designated symbols, right along
with the honeybee and the cutthroat trout.
'Dying To Have Known' Documentary Features Gerson Therapy Natural Cancer
The small California town of Oakhurst recently had several screenings of
the 2006 film Dying to Have Known, a well-done and highly-informative
documentary by esteemed filmmaker Steve Kroschel that explores the
evidence and effectiveness of the infamous Gerson Therapy in treating
and curing cancer naturally. Dr. Carl Bosco, a practicing naturopathic
doctor for 35 years, organized the viewings of the film, which
highlights numerous individual cases of cancers cured using Gerson
Therapy, as well as interviews with various doctors and medical experts
who share their honest assessment of its viability.
Apples Could Hold Key For Increasing Lifespan
Sure, apples are delicious and healthy. And, as NaturalNews has
previously reported, there is a growing body of evidence showing apples
fight cancer. In fact, half a dozen studies published by Rui Hai Liu,
Cornell associate professor of food science and a member of Cornell's
Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, have found
eating apples is an especially powerful way to prevent breast cancer.
* Related Article:
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away
Psychiatric Drug Industry Driven By Wealth, and Stealth, Not Mental
Drug company corporate websites tell us of their integrity and utmost
commitment to people's health and well-being. The American Psychiatric
Association's website begins with "Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives" and
asserts the "highest ethical standards of professional conduct." Yet a
mountain of evidence points to an entirely different picture.
The Dose Is The Poison
The principle of hormesis has been understood for centuries: large and
small doses evoke opposite effects.
History - Tuesday - March 22, 2011
1733 - Joseph Priestly invented carbonated water (seltzer).
1765 - The Stamp Act was passed. It was the first direct British tax on
the American colonists. It was repealed on March 17, 1766.
1775 - Edmund Burke presented his 13 articles to the English parliament.
1790 - Thomas Jefferson became the first U.S. Secretary of State.
1794 - The U.S. Congress banned U.S. vessels from supplying slaves to
1871 - William Holden of North Carolina became the first governor to be
removed by impeachment.
1872 - Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in
1873 - Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico.
1902 - Great Britain and Persia agreed to link Europe and India by
1903 - Niagara Falls ran out of water due to a drought.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill legalizing the
sale and possession of beer and wine containing up to 3.2% alcohol.
1935 - In New York, blood tests were authorized as evidence in court
1935 - Persia was renamed Iran.
1941 - The Grand Coulee Dam in Washington began operations.
1946 - The first U.S. built rocket to leave the earth's atmosphere
reached a height of 50-miles.
1948 - "The Voice of Firestone" became the first commercial radio
program to be carried simultaneously on both AM and FM radio stations.
1954 - The first shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan.
1954 - The London gold market reopened for the first time since 1939.
1965 - U.S. confirmed that its troops used chemical warfare against the
1972 - The U.S. Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment. It was not
ratified by the states.
1974 - The Viet Cong proposed a new truce with the U.S. and South
Vietnam. The truce included general elections.
1977 - Indira Ghandi resigned as the prime minister of India.
1980 - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded by
Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco.
1981 - U.S. Postage rates went from 15-cents to 18-cents an ounce.
1981 - RCA put its Selectra Vision laser disc players on the market.
1981 - A group of twelve Green Berets arrived in El Salvador. This
brought the total number of advisors to fifty-four.
1982 - The Space Shuttle Columbia was launched into orbit on mission
STS-3. It was the third orbital flight for the Columbia.
1988 - The Congress overrode U.S. President Reagan's veto of a sweeping
civil rights bill.
1989 - Oliver North began two days of testimony at his Iran-Contra trial
in Washington, DC.
1989 - The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee reported the class gap
1990 - A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found Captain Hazelwood not guilty
in the Valdez oil spill.
1992 - A Fokker F-28 veered off a runway at New York's LaGuardia airport
and into Flushing Bay, killing 27 people.
1993 - Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed
in a boating accident in Florida. Bob Ojeda was seriously injured in the
1993 - Intel introduced the Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60
1995 - Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned to Earth after setting
a record for 438 days in space.
1997 - Tara Lipinski, at 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest
women's world figure skating champion.
2002 - The U.S. Postal Rate Commission approved a request for a postal
rate increase of first-class stamps from 34 cents to 37 cents by June
30. It was the first time a postal rate case was resolved through a
settlement between various groups. The groups included the U.S. Postal
Service, postal employees, mailer groups and competitors.
2002 - A collection of letters and cards sent by Princess Diana of Wales
sold for $33,000. The letters and cards were written to a former
housekeeper at Diana's teenage home.
Costs of Libya Operation Already Piling Up
A U.S. F-16 fighter jet takes off from Aviano Air Base in Italy on
Sunday. The cost of the first day of Operation Odyssey Dawn topped $100
Supreme Court Rules Fed Must Release All Bailout Data
The Federal Reserve must disclose details of emergency loans it made to
banks in 2008, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an industry appeal
that aimed to shield the records from public view. The justices today
left intact a court order that gives the Fed five days to release the
records, sought by Bloomberg.
Army slow to act as crime-lab examiner falsified, botched tests
The McClatchy investigation shows:
Mills made many mistakes. In an extensive review of his work, lab
officials disagreed with his DNA results 55 percent of the time in cases
they could retest. Law enforcement officials, following military policy
at the time, had destroyed evidence in 83 percent of Mills' cases before
it could be retested. Those 388 cases include rape and other serious
US Army 'Kill Team' In Afghanistan Posed For Photos Of Murdered
Commanders in Afghanistan are bracing themselves for possible riots and
public fury triggered by the publication of "trophy" photographs of US
soldiers posing with the dead bodies of defenceless Afghan civilians
Revealed: US Spy Operation That Manipulates Social Media
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly
manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence
internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.
Fort Worth Dad Receives Full-Face Transplant
Dallas Wiens, the 25-year-old father who sustained severe burns when his
head touched a high voltage wire, received his long-awaited face
transplant last week.
Sales Plunge, Setback For Housing Recovery
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes fell unexpectedly sharply in
February and prices touched their lowest level in nearly nine years,
implying a housing market recovery was still a long off.
Lets Fed Bailout Records Release Stand
The Supreme Court let stand a ruling that the U.S. Federal Reserve must
disclose details about its emergency lending programs to banks during
the financial crisis in 2008.
Libya Crisis: Gaddafi Uses Civilians As Human Shields To Prevent
Colonel Gaddafi suffered a massive personal setback today when one of
his sons was allegedly killed in a suicide air mission on his barracks.
No Quick Fix At Japan's Nuclear Plant
FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Officials raced Monday to restore electricity
to Japan's leaking nuclear plant, but getting the power flowing will
hardly be the end of their battle: With its mangled machinery and partly
melted reactor cores, bringing the complex under control is a monstrous
Illinois National Guard Heads To Libya
An Air National Guard unit based out of Illinois is heading to Libya to
help fight against Colonel Gaddafi.
Roads Closed Amid Flooding, Snow, Mudflows From Heavy Rains
Southern California was cleaning up Monday morning after a heavy storm
that produced record rain totals in parts of the region.
Japan Quake Death Toll Passes 18,000
The human and financial cost of the tsunami continues to rise, after
police estimates showed more than 18,000 people have died in the
disaster and the World Bank said it may cost Japan as much as £145bn to
repair the damage.
Radioactive Cesium Content In Japan Sea Water 25 Times Limit,
Radioactive Iodine At 127 Times Maximum Allowed
According to Kyodo, the Fukushima sea fallout is getting material enough
to where the sea soon won't need a blacklight to glow in the dark:
Bill Bonner On The Falling US Bond Market, The Coming Hyperinflation And
The End Of The Dollar Reserve System
Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success and
garnered camaraderie in numerous communities and industries.
QE Is The End Of America As Know It
Each time we begin to approach the end of an announced QE period, the
nervous jitters of financial markets start to set in.
As Radioactive Rain Starts To Pour, Japan Engages In Another Cover Up As
It Increases Decontamination Threshold Sixteenfold
No surprise there: by now everyone is well aware that the fuel rods are
if not completely then certainly partially destroyed.
Report Confirms EPA Cap & Trade Will Be WORSE Than Cap & Trade
A report from the National Center for Public Policy Research finds that
if the EPA enacts their regulations regarding Global Warming and
Greenhouse Gases, it will virtually send the oh-so-minor ‘recovery’ of
America’s economy right down the toilet.
Japan Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
Radioactivity fears are growing, with evidence of contamination in milk,
vegetables and fish. High quantities of radioactive cesium and iodine
were detected in nearby seawater, according to Kyodo.
Discover The Radiation Protective Benefits Of Spirulina And Chlorella
Protecting yourself in the event of a serious radiation event involves
much more than simply loading up on potassium iodide and various other
New Research: 'Smart' Vitamin A Plays Multiple Roles In The Immune
System, Depending On The Body's Needs
It's been known for a long time that a lack of vitamin A can make you
susceptible to infections.
New Study Shows Best Leg Ulcer Treatment Is Natural And Indulges
For five years, scientists at the University of Leeds in the United
Kingdom tested the supposedly latest, greatest medical marvel for
healing leg ulcers -- treatment with a high tech ultrasound wand.
World's Largest Dairy Exporter Under Scrutiny For GMO Contamination
Trouble down under has led to a major controversy concerning the
contamination of the food supply with genetically-modified organisms (GMO).
Exposed Fuel Rods In Empty, Cracked Cooling Pool May Soon Release 130
Tons Of Uranium Into The Environment
While much of the mainstream media appears to be moving on from the
impending Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown, the US Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC) recently released some startling and dire news about
the now-empty spent fuel rod pool in the plant's Reactor 4.
History - Monday - March 21, 2011
1788 - Fire destroyed 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana leaving
most of the town in ruins.
1790 - Thomas Jefferson reported to U.S. President George Washington as
the new secretary of state.
1851 - Yosemite Valley was discovered in California.
1857 - An earthquake hit Tokyo killing about 107,000.
1859 - In Philadelphia, the first Zoological Society was incorporated.
1871 - Journalist Henry M Stanley began his famous expedition to Africa.
1905 - Sterilization legislation was passed in the State of
Pennsylvania. The governor vetoed the measure.
1906 - Ohio passed a law that prohibited hazing by fraternities after
1907 - The U.S. Marines landed in Honduras to protect American interests
in the war with Nicaragua.
1910 - The U.S. Senate granted ex-President Teddy Roosevelt a yearly
pension of $10,000.
1918 - During World War I, the Germans launched the Somme Offensive.
1928 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge gave the Congressional Medal of
Honor to Charles Lindbergh for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
1945 - During World War II, Allied bombers began four days of raids over
1946 - The United Nations set up a temporary headquarters at Hunter
College in New York City.
1963 - Alcatraz Island, the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay,
1965 - More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr. began a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.
1971 - Two U.S. platoons in Vietnam refused their orders to advance.
1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not require one
year of residency for voting eligibility.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced to the U.S. Olympic Team
that they would not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a
boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
1982 - The United States, U.K. and other Western countries condemned the
Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
1984 - A Soviet submarine crashed into the USS Kitty Hawk off the coast
1991 - 27 people were lost at sea when two U.S. Navy anti-submarine
1991 - The U.N. Security Council lifted the food embargo against Iraq.
1995 - Tokyo police raided the headquarters of Aum Shinrikyo in search
of evidence to link the cult to the Sarin gas released on five Tokyo
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the U.S. FDA had
overstepped its regulatory authority when it attempted to restrict the
cigarettes to youngsters.
2002 - In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was charged with murder for
his role in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pear.
Three other Islamic militants that were in custody were also charged
along with seven more accomplices that were still at large.
2002 - In Paris, an 1825 print by French inventor Joseph Nicephore
Niepce was sold for $443,220. The print, of a man leading a horse, was
the earliest recorded image taken by photographic means.
2003 - It was reported that the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up
235.27 (2.8%) at 8,521.97. It was the strongest weekly gain in more than
Operation Odyssey Dawn
On Saturday, the Pentagon began "Operation Odyssey Dawn" in Libya,
according to NBC News.
Search For Missing Continues In Japan As Death Toll Rises
As searches for nearly 13,000 missing continued Sunday, police in Japan
said 8,199 people had died since the monster earthquake and ensuing
tsunami struck last week.
The Ring Of Fire Explodes As The Americas Join Japan As The Next
Earthquake Predicted To Erupt
The former US Geological Survey scientist, Jim Berkland, has been on the
international news lately when his latest earthquake predictions are
targeting the Pacific Northwestern coastline of the United States, not
Japan as the next big Mega-Quake.
Japan's Efforts To Ease Nuclear Crisis Hit Setback As Reactors Face
Unexpected Rise In Pressure
An unexpected rise in pressure inside a troubled reactor set back
efforts to bring Japan's overheating, leaking nuclear complex under
control Sunday as concerns grew that as-yet minor contamination of food
and water is spreading.
Japan Officials: Radioactive Iodine In Tokyo Water
TOKYO – The government said Saturday that small but safe amounts of
radioactive iodine turned up in tap water in Tokyo and five other areas,
amid concerns about radiation leaking from a damaged nuclear power
Japan Halts Sale Of Food From Near Fukushima
Japan has halted sales of food products from near a crippled nuclear
plant because of contamination by a radioactive element which can pose a
short-term health risk, the UN atomic agency said on Saturday.
Possible Oil Sheen Under Investigation In Gulf Of Mexico
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of a potentially massive
oil sheen about 20 miles north of the site of last April's Deepwater
Horizon oil rig explosion.
FOIA Eyes Only: How Buried Statutes Are Keeping Information Secret
Anyone can request information from U.S. officials under the Freedom of
Information Act, a law designed to allow people to know what their
government is up to.
The Sky Is Falling
Food and water shortages, earthquakes, nuclear spills, birds falling
from the sky, EMP’s, the debt, terrorists, teachers rioting. To top it
all off that little man in Iran keeps chanting “Death to America!” and
no one really takes him seriously. It is the stuff of a great doomsday
Initial Bombing Call Successful; Endgame Unclear
The U.S. claimed initial success two days into an assault on Libya that
included some of the heaviest firepower in the American arsenal —
long-range bombers designed for the Cold War — but American officials on
Sunday said it was too early to define the international military
campaign's end game.
Vows 'Long War' After US, Allies Strike
A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed a "long war" after the U.S. and European
militaries blasted his forces with airstrikes and over 100 cruise
missiles early Sunday, hitting air defenses and at least two major air
bases and shaking the Libyan capital with explosions and anti-aircraft
Libya To Give Weapons To One Million People
Libya's government has begun distributing arms to more than one million
people and will complete the operation within hours, the state news
agency reported on Sunday.
Anti-War Protesters Arrested Near White House
More than 100 anti-war protesters, including the man who leaked the
Pentagon Papers, were arrested outside the White House in demonstrations
marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
Rubber Bullets Fly At Anti-Obama Protest In Rio
A molotov cocktail was launched in front of the US consulate in Rio de
Janeiro late Friday in protest of the arrival of President Barack Obama,
the O Globo newspaper in Rio reported.
Testing Finds No Health Threats Along West Coast
Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan's stricken nuclear plant have
reached the west coast but federal and state officials say it poses no
Orders More Handouts
Saudi King Abdullah announced on Friday billions of dollars in handouts
for his people and boosted his security apparatus in a renewed effort to
shield the world's top oil exporter from unrest rocking the Arab world.
Rocket Fired From Gaza; Troops Kill 2 Palestinians
Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel on Sunday,
while Israeli troops killed two Palestinians in a new outburst of
violence along the volatile border with Gaza.
Super Moon: Amazing Pictures Of The Lunar Planet
Look to the skies tonight and you might just notice something different.
For the first time since 1992, a 'super moon' is shining down on us.
That means it is brighter and closer to Earth than unusual.
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: After 9 Days 2 People Rescued From Rubble
Extraordinary news emerged from the tsunami coast today when police
reported they had found an 80-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy still
alive under rubble in a tsunami-smashed city.
Order War On Libya Uses Key Illuminati Word 'DAWN'
As revealed and underscored by Illuminati Symbols master, Jordan
Maxwell, the word DAWN is once again right in the world's face.
Libya: Air Strikes Begin Today
THE LATEST: Qaddafi is now opening up his country's arms caches and
arming the public. He has threatened to attack targets in the
27 Signs That The Nuclear Crisis In Japan Is Much Worse Than Either The
Mainstream Media Or The Japanese Government Have Been Telling Us
How much of a threat is the nuclear crisis in Japan? That question is on
the minds of millions of people around the globe tonight.
Feds, Teachers To Stalk Your Kids On Facebook Now?
When did the Department of Education become the Department of Speech
Monitoring? Add the Dept of Ed to the list of Obama agencies that need
to be reined in, hard and fast.
Is The FDA Silencing Journalists?
Many prominent organizations and agencies like the FDA release
information with an embargo on it. In other words, news organizations
will agree not to publish this information until a certain date.
Cancer On The Rise Globally As Developing Nations Eat American Food and
Use American Products
Cancer rates are increasing worldwide but especially in economically
developing countries, according to a report released by the American
Cancer Society in honor of World Cancer Day and published in CA: A
Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
Natural Molasses Treatment Works Just As Well As Toxic Methyl Bromide At
Mitigating Weeds and Pests, Says USDA
For many decades, farmers have used methyl bromide, a highly-toxic
fumigant, as an agricultural treatment to eliminate weeds, pests, and
History - Friday - March 18, 2011
1766 - Britain repealed the
1818 - The U.S. Congress approved the first pensions for government
1850 - Henry Wells & William Fargo founded American Express.
1865 - The Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourned for
the last time.
1874 - Hawaii signed a treaty giving exclusive trading rights with the
islands to the U.S.
1881 - Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opened in Madison
1909 - Einar Dessau of Denmark used a short wave transmitter to become
the first person to broadcast as a "ham" operator.
1910 - The first opera by a U.S. composer performed at the Met in New
1911 - Theodore Roosevelt opened the Roosevelt Dam in Phoenix, AZ. It
was the largest dam in the U.S. at the time.
1917 - The Germans sank the U.S. ships, City of Memphis, Vigilante and
the Illinois, without any warning.
1931 - Schick Inc. displayed the first electric shaver.
1937 - More than 400 people, mostly children, were killed in a gas
explosion at a school in New London, TX.
1938 - Mexico took control of all foreign-owned oil properties on its
1942 - The third military draft began in the U.S. because of World War
1943 - American forces took Gafsa in Tunisia.
1944 - The Russians reached the Rumanian border in the Balkans during
World War II.
1945 - 1,250 U.S. bombers attacked Berlin.
1948 - France, Great Britain, and Benelux signed the Treaty of Brussels.
1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was ratified.
1950 - Nationalist troops landed on the mainland of China and capture
Communist held Sungmen.
1959 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill.
1961 - The Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy was introduced.
1963 - France performed an underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria.
1966 - Scott Paper began selling paper dresses for $1.
1969 - U.S. President Nixon authorizes Operation Menue. It was the
‘secret’ bombing of Cambodia.
1970 - The U.S. Postal Service experienced the first postal strike.
1971 - U.S. helicopters airlifted 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers out of
1975 - Saigon abandoned most of the Central Highlands of Vietnam to
1977 - Vietnam turned over an MIA to a U.S. delegation.
1981 - The U.S. disclosed that there were biological weapons tested
in Texas in 1966.
1987 - The U.S. performed nuclear tests at a Nevada test site.
1997 - A Russian AN-24 crashed killing 50 people.
2003 - China's new president, Hu Jintao, announced that his country must
deepen reforms and raise living standards of workers and farmers.
Radiation Toxicity Antidotes
What can I do now to protect myself from nuclear fall-out arriving from
the meltdown of Japan's nuclear power plants?
Radiation Plume Course Charted by U.N. Agency
A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive
plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across
the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before
hitting Southern California late Friday.
This is a good site that gives an updated status of the plants as it
An interactive map and photographs of places in Japan that were damaged
by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Updated March 17, 2011
Japan Nuclear Plant: Exposed To The Elements - Nuclear Fuel In Meltdown
Open to the elements after its walls were blown away, this is the
dried-up storage pool where overheating fuel rods are threatening a
nuclear meltdown at Japan's stricken Fukushima power plant.
Foods that contain high levels of natural iodine
Video: Caution: Some Profanity - You Tube Has Been Restricted In Japan,
A Last Message Sent Out From Man In Japan
Tokyo Passengers Trigger US Airport Detectors, NY Post Says
Radiation detectors at Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare airports
were triggered when passengers from flights that started in Tokyo passed
through customs, the New York Post reported.
Radiation Spurs Fears Around Japanese Food
The spiking radiation in Japan is spurring fears about food safety and
prompting other countries to test Japanese imports, but any
contamination would have the biggest impact on the Japanese, since most
fruit, vegetable, meat and seafood are consumed domestically, say
Low Radioactivity Seen Heading Towards N. America
Particles not normal, but not dangerous-Swedish official
Obama To Make Statement About Japan Today
"I'm going to be making a statement later about Japan," Obama said in a
photo opportunity with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
Libya Threatens Retaliation As US Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing
Libya's defense ministry warned Thursday that any military action
against the African nation resulting from a possible U.N.
Windows At Washington D.C. Republican Office Shot Out
WASHINGTON - Police are searching for suspects after someone shot-out
windows at a Republican office in the District.
EPA Deploys More Radiation Monitors To The West Coast
As public concern grows about radiation from Japan possibly drifting to
the West Coast of the United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency on Tuesday announced that it will deploy more electronic monitors
that measure radiation levels in the air.
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Water Dropped On Nuclear Reactors
Plans are being drawn up to evacuate every British national in Japan
amid mounting fears of a nuclear catastrophe. Thousands of Britons were
last night warned to leave Tokyo and all other areas under threat of
Chinese Drought Could Cause Global Food Crisis
A world kept busy lately watching, first, the revolts in the Middle
East, and now, the tragic aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, should keep
an eye too on the weather in China, where widespread drought may soon
make the emerging global crisis over rising food prices much worse
All Mizhua In Japan Have Stopped Working
Mizuho, the second-largest financial services company in Japan, has just
locked out its customers from accessing their cash.
Currency Meltdown Coming
The situation in Japan is getting worse, not better. There are shortages
in food, fuel and warm dry shelter.
Urgent Radiation Preparedness Action Items For California, Oregon,
Washington D.C., Yukon and Alaska
The New York Times report that a radiation plume will reach California
by Friday has a lot of people asking us for more information about what
World Food Supply Threatened By Japan Nuclear Radiation
Fallout from the current meltdown occurring at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear plant, which was hit by the 9.0+ mega earthquake and tsunami
last Friday, could contaminate the world's food supply with toxic
radiation, say experts.
Protocol For Nuclear Contamination: Iodine, Gluathione, Chelation, Clay,
Iodine - Glutathione - Natural Chelation - Clay - Baking Soda.
Iowa Legislature Prompted By Big Ag To Ban Secret Filming Of Animal
Many NaturalNews readers have probably seen at least one of the many
shocking video clips found online or in movies that expose the horrors
of animal abuse taking place at industrial factory farms.
Missouri Town Approves Measure To Make Cold Medicines Prescription Only
Following the lead of several other communities in the St. Louis, Mo.,
area, the city of Wildwood may soon be outlawing the over-the-counter
(OTC) sale of cold and sinus medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE),
Widespread Nuclear Fallout Edges Closer As Spent Fuel Pool Runs Dry
The situation in Japan seems to be going from bad to worse, as officials
from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently came forward
saying that water pools used to cool spent fuel rods in Unit 4 have run
dry, and that temperatures are rising rapidly in several of the other
Barclays Kills Yen
Trading During USD JPY Flash Crash, Pulls All Liquidity To Protect Prop
In an eerie recreation of the events that transpired during last year's
flash crash, among the reasons for the spectacularly wide spreads during
yesterday's dramatic yen surge (which was more than just a selloff of in
the USDJPY but virtually all carry pairs as we pointed out previously)
is that various brokers pulled away their entire market making in the
Diet Coke Passes Pepsi To Become No. 2 Soda In US
Diet Coke has topped rival Pepsi-Cola for the first time to become the
second-most popular soft drink in the country behind Coca-Cola. It marks
a victory for Coca-Cola Co. as its sodas now hold the top two spots,
beating out its longtime rival PepsiCo Inc.
US Funds To
Pay Hamas Salaries?
TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has quietly offered to place tens
of thousands of Hamas security forces on its payroll if Hamas joins in a
unity government, according to information obtained by WND.
Time For More QE?
We have heard it all before. The market is going up because of QE2.
Reveals He's a Birther
Donald Trump isn't even running for president yet, but he is already
gearing up for the primaries by pandering to the Republican base.
EU Energy Chief
Says Possible Catastrophic Events In Next Hours, Mini Flash Crash
Trust the EU to come in prancing with all the grace of a shroomed up,
drunk bull in a nitroglycerin store.
HHS Warns That All Infant Formulas Are Contaminated With Toxic Fluoride
Piggybacking on the recent government announcement concerning
overexposure to fluoride, the US Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) has now announced that all infant formulas are contaminated with
fluoride, and that when mixed with the fluoridated water provided in
most US cities, the combination is a toxic threat to babies and infants.
10 Year Bond Yield
Finally, we have a true liquidation flight to safety. We expect the Fed
will come to market with an announcement before market opens tomorrow.
History - Thursday - March 17, 2011
St. Patrick's Day
was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place
at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.
1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act that had caused resentment in the
North American colonies.
1776 - British forces evacuated Boston to Nova Scotia during the
1868 - Postage stamp canceling machine patent was issued.
1870 - Wellesley College was incorporated by the Massachusetts
legislature under its first name, Wellesley Female Seminary.
1909 - In France, the communications industry was paralyzed by strikes.
1910 - The Camp Fire Girls organization was founded by Luther and
Charlotte Gulick. It was formally presented to the public exactly 2
1914 - Russia increased the number of active duty military from 460,000
1917 - America’s first bowling tournament for ladies began in St. Louis,
MO. Almost 100 women participated in the event.
1930 - Al Capone was released from jail.
1941 - The National Gallery of Art was officially opened by U.S.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC.
1942 - Douglas MacArthur became the Supreme Commander of the Allied
forces in the Southwestern Pacific.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. bombed Vienna.
1950 - Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced
that they had created a new radioactive element. They named it
"californium". It is also known as element 98.
1958 - The Vanguard 1 satellite was launched by the U.S.
1961 - The U.S. increased military aid and technicians to Laos.
1962 - Moscow asked the U.S. to pull out of South Vietnam.
1966 - A U.S. submarine found a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean off
1970 - The U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in
the My Lai massacre case.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon asked Congress to halt busing in order to
1973 - Twenty were killed in Cambodia when a bomb went off that was
meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
1973 - The first
American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the "Hanoi Hilton"
in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1982 - In El Salvador, four Dutch television crewmembers were killed by
1999 - A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical
benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS.
2000 - In Kanungu, Uganda, a fire at a church linked to the cult known
as the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments killed more
than 530. On March 31, officials set the number of deaths linked to the
cult at more than 900 after authorities subsequently found mass graves
at various sites linked to the cult.
2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 800 million applications
Live Geiger Counter From Tokyo - Live Stream NHK TV From Japan - Update
From Prime Minister
Online Geiger Counter Nuclear Radiation Detectors
Only detectors with readings in the last 24 hours are displayed. This
page will automatically refresh every 15 minutes.
Global Financial Markets Plunge As The World Watches Japan Descend Into
A Nuclear Nightmare
Global financial markets are in turmoil as the situation in Japan
continues to deteriorate. Stock markets are plunging all over the world
as investors flock to investments that are considered to be safer.
Obama Looking For Ways Around Congress On Gun Policy
Faced with a Congress hostile to even slight restrictions of Second
Amendment rights, the Obama administration is exploring potential
changes to gun laws that can be secured strictly through executive
action, administration officials say.
Setback In Japan's Reactor Fight
TOKYO—Efforts to extinguish smoldering spent fuel were thwarted
Wednesday, after high radiation levels above forced the cancellation of
a plan to dump water from a helicopter on the power plant at the center
of Japan's escalating nuclear crisis.
Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide (KI)
Fukushima No. 3 Reactor Vents Smoke, But Container Damage Unlikely
Japan's nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power station showed no
signs of abating Wednesday, five days after a mega earthquake crippled
it, with the focus shifting to how to address the possible overheating
of pools that store spent fuel rods at the already troubled No. 3 and
No. 4 reactors.
Japan Nuclear Crisis: Rising Radiation Levels Halt Fukushima Plant
Surging radiation levels temporarily halted work to cool the troubled
reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, raising worries
that officials are running out of options to stabilize the escalating
Fukushima Heros: Not Afraid To Die
Since the disaster struck in Japan, about 800 workers have been
evacuated from the damaged nuclear complex in Fukushima. The radiation
danger is that great.
A USGS graphic of the location where Maj. Ed Dames believes the next
'Big One" will be
Wholesale Prices Up 1.6 Percent On Steep Rise in Food
Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due
to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years.
Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame.
Japanese Earthquake: Death Toll Expected To Reach 25,000
The terrible toll of Japan's double disaster became clearer today as it
emerged as many as 25,000 people could be dead.
US Forces Kept 50 Miles Away From Japan Nuclear Plant
U.S. forces in Japan are not allowed within 50 miles of Japan's crippled
nuclear power plant, the Pentagon on Wednesday, explaining measures
meant to keep troops safe during a relief operation.
Stocks Fall On Japan Crisis, Weak Economic Reports
Worsening fears about the nuclear crisis in Japan shook financial
Housing Starts See Biggest Drop Since 1984
Housing starts posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February
while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record,
suggesting the beleaguered real estate sector has yet to rebound from
its deepest slump in modern history.
Obama Heads To Rio Sunday; Maximum Security Awaits
President Barack Obama will take his first official trip to Brazil this
weekend where he will speak in the popular Cinelandia Square in downtown
Rio de Janeiro.
FBI Visits Elderly Woman Over Threat To Castrate Politician
A threat an elderly Guilford is accused of making over Planned
Parenthood funding doesn't quite jibe with recent efforts to be more
civil in political discourse.
White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown
The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law,
including making "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal felony
and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.
Where The Wind Blows: Experts Ponder Fallout Risks
Experts monitoring weather patterns for any fallout from Japan's
stricken nuclear plant said Tuesday the winds had so far been favourable
but they were less confident about the outlook later this week.
VIDEO: Bahrain Police Destroying Property To Make Out It Was Done By
Alert: Fukushima Coverup: 40 Years Of Spent Nuclear Rods Blown Sky High
In addition to under reporting the fires at Fukushima, the Japanese
government has not told the people about the ominous fact that the
nuclear plant site is a hellish repository where a staggering number of
spent fuel rods have accumulated for 40 years.
Nuke Pills Top $200 Per Pack On Auction Sites; Prices Up 1900% In Just
As the effects of the nuclear disaster in Japan remain unclear, panicked
US residents are doing whatever they can to get their hands on Potassium
Petraeus: First US Cuts Will Include Forces
The initial U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in July probably
will include combat as well as non-combat forces, the top U.S. commander
there told a House committee on Wednesday.
Secure Votes To Pass Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill
High-priority Republican legislation aimed at curtailing abortion rights
across the United States is on its way to passage in the House, having
secured enough co-sponsors for approval on the floor.
POMO Closes, Fed
Buys $6.6 Billion In 5 Year Bonds
The once-delayed POMO has just been completed as Primary Dealers did not
have enough clout to delay it for a second time even as the 5 Years was
Believe Where Recovery Money Is Going
A Chicago charter school that recently received a grant of federal funds
was founded and is led by activists who have been closely tied to the
Nation of Islam while its campuses are named after former Nation of
Islam activists and black radicals, WND has learned.
Iodine For Radiation Exposure: Practical Solutions You Need To Know
It is an especially important moment for parents around the world to sit
up and take notice of what they will need to do to protect their
children against the toxicities that are threatening them from many
Study Reveals Lymph Node Removal Surgery Useless For Many Breast Cancer
The common practice of removing the lymph nodes of breast cancer
patients does nothing to reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, according
to a study conducted by researchers from the John Wayne Cancer Institute
and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Epilepsy, Migraine Drug Linked To 2000 Percent Increase In Birth Defects
New data released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows
that mothers taking Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) Topamax, as well as its
generic version topiramate, during pregnancy are 2000 percent more
likely to bear children with oral defects like cleft lips or cleft
palate than women who do not take the drug.
One Dead, 200 Wounded In Yemen
One person was killed and 200 wounded when Yemen security forces
attacked protesters in the Red Sea city of Hudaida with live and rubber
bullets, tear gas, clubs and daggers, a doctor who treated victims said.
Donald Trump: For Obama To Be Playing Golf At This Time Is 'Totally
Donald Trump appeared with Neil Cavuto last night and continued to keep
open the possibility that he might run for President.
An Anonymous Attack On The 'Global Banking Cartel'
On Saturday, to begin, the hacker group calling itself “Anonymous”
issued a video manifesto calling for “a relentless campaign of
nonviolent, peaceful civil disobedience.”
History - Wednesday - March 16, 2011
1802 - The U.S. Congress established the West Point Military Academy in
1836 - The Republic of Texas approved a constitution.
1871 - The State of Delaware enacted the first fertilizer law.
1882 - The U.S. Senate approved a treaty allowing the United States to
join the Red Cross.
1908 - China released the Japanese steamship Tatsu Maru.
1909 - Cuba suffered its first revolt only six weeks after the
inauguration of Gomez.
1913 - The 15,000-ton battleship Pennsylvania was launched at Newport
1915 - The Federal Trade Commission began operation.
1926 - Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel
1928 - The U.S. planned to send 1,000 more Marines to Nicaragua.
1935 - Adolf Hitler ordered a German rearmament and violated the
1939 - Germany occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia.
1945 - Iwo Jima was declared secure by the Allies. However, small
pockets of Japanese resistance still existed.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson submitted a $1 billion war on
poverty program to Congress.
1968 - U.S. troops in Vietnam destroyed a village consisting mostly of
women and children. The event is known as the My-Lai massacre.
1982 - Russia announced they would halt their deployment of new nuclear
missiles in Western Europe.
1984 - Mozambique and South Africa signed a pact banning the support for
one another's internal enemies.
1984 - William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped
by gunmen. He died while in captivity.
1985 - Terry Anderson, an Associated Press newsman, was taken hostage in
Beirut. He was released in December 4, 1991.
1988 - Indictments were issued for Lt. Colonel Oliver North, Vice
Admiral John Poindexter of the National Security Council, and two others
for their involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.
1988 - Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy were shot to death in their
driveway. Thompson, known as the "Speed King," set nearly 500 auto speed
endurance records including being the first person to travel more than
400 mph on land.
1989 - In the U.S.S.R., the Central Committee approved Gorbachev's
agrarian reform plan.
1993 - In France, ostrich meat was officially declared fit for human
1994 - Tonya Harding pled guilty in Portland, OR, to conspiracy to
hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival Nancy
Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000. She was also banned from amateur
1994 - Russia agreed to phase out production of weapons-grade plutonium.
1995 - NASA astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit
the Russian space station Mir.
1998 - Rwanda began mass trials for 1994 genocide with 125,000 suspects
for 500,000 murders.
1999 - The 20 members of the European Union's European Commission
announced their resignations amid allegations of corruption and
'They've lost control': French claim Japan is hiding full scale of
disaster as teams move back in to tackle nuclear meltdown as TWO more
reactors heat up
Japan's stricken nuclear power plant was abandoned for hours today, as
soaring radiation forced emergency workers to flee for their lives and
authorities were reduced to spraying reactors with police water cannons.
All 50 emergency workers who had been fighting to keep overheating
reactors cool were this morning pulled back 500 yards from the complex
as radiation levels became too dangerous.
50 workers bravely stay at troubled Japan reactors
A small crew of technicians, braving radiation and fire, became the only
people remaining at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on
Tuesday — and perhaps Japan’s last chance of preventing a broader
Obama Administration’s Backing Of Global Currency Shocks Global Markets
Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner’s comments that the U.S.
would support a global currency shocked global markets. The dollar
plunged instantly against the euro, yen, and sterling as Geithner’s
comments flashed across trading screens. David Bloom, currency chief at
HSBC, said the apparent policy shift amounts to an earthquake in
14 Reasons Why The
Economic Collapse Of Japan Has Begun
Many in the mainstream media are claiming that the economy of Japan will
bounce right back from this, but they are wrong. The tsunami decimated
thousands of square miles. The loss of homes, cars, businesses and
personal wealth is almost unimaginable. It is going to take many years
to rebuild the roads, bridges, rail systems, ports, power lines and
water systems that were lost. There are going to be a significant number
of Japanese insurance companies and financial institutions that are
going to be totally wiped out as a result of this great tragedy.
27 Signs That The Nuclear Crisis In Japan Is Much Worse Than Either The
Mainstream Media Or The Japanese Government Have Been Telling Us
It is somewhat understandable that the Japanese government and the
mainstream media do not want to panic the public, but the reality is
that people need the truth about what is going on. Unfortunately, it is
not likely that the Japanese government or the mainstream media are
going to "change their stripes" overnight, so in order to try to get an
idea of what is really going on we need to look at the clues. Sometimes
it is much more important to watch what people are doing rather than
what they are saying.
killed, 1,000 injured in Bahrain
At least six Bahrainis have been killed and more than 1,000 others
injured by government security forces and Saudi troops, and thousands of
Bahrainis have marched to the Saudi Embassy.
Map of the Damage From the Japanese Earthquake
An interactive map and photographs of places in Japan that were damaged
by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
House Votes 3-Week Stopgap Federal Spending Bill
The House Tuesday passed a measure blending $6 billion in budget cuts
with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three
Gadhafi Forces Overwhelm Rebel City In March East
Moammar Gadhafi's forces overwhelmed rebels in a strategic eastern city,
hammering them with airstrikes, missiles, tanks and artillery Tuesday in
an assault that sent residents fleeing and threatened to open the way
for an all-out government offensive on the opposition's main stronghold
in the east, Benghazi.
Japan Disaster Another Worry For Global Economy
Japan's earthquake and nuclear crisis have put pressure on the already
fragile global economy, squeezed supplies of goods from computer chips
to auto parts and raised fears of higher interest rates.
Blasts, Fire Escalate Japan's Nuclear Crisis
SENDAI, Japan (AFP) – Explosions and a fire at Japan's quake-hit nuclear
plant unleashed dangerous levels of radiation on Tuesday, sparking a
collapse on the stock market and panic buying in supermarkets.
Radioactive Winds Chase Evacuees In Japan, Hawaii Threatened By
In a deepening tragedy, after an earthquake and tsunami caused four
explosions at nuclear reactor plants in Japan, most of those who
evacuated the area headed south, since winds normally would have pushed
the radioactive clouds to the north and east.
Japan Braces For Potential Radiation Catastrophe
Japan raced to avert a catastrophe on Wednesday after an explosion at a
quake-crippled nuclear power plant sent radiation wafting into Tokyo,
prompting some people to flee the capital and others to stock up on
Prepare To Stock Up On Food In Case Radioactive Fallout Reaches The
Every year where I live in Texas being so close to the Gulf of Mexico.
People are encouraged to stock up on supplies in case these storms make
landfall. Power may be down and services maybe cut off.
Gaddafi Forces Seize Town, G8 Stalls On No-Fly
Muammar Gaddafi's forces seized a strategic town in eastern Libya on
Tuesday, opening the way to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi while world
powers failed to agree to push for a no-fly zone.
Nuclear Plant Accident Among Most Severe, Official Says
[4:48 p.m. ET Tuesday, 5:48 a.m. Wednesday in Tokyo] The U.S. military
has blocked access to a range of websites to free up bandwidth for use
in Japan recovery efforts, according to a spokesman for U.S. Strategic
You Can Stop Worrying About A Radiation Disaster In Japan
This was originally posted as a comment on Japan Death Toll Climbs
Astronomically As Nuclear Crisis Spreads.
Stocks Plunge As Japan Nuclear Crisis Worsens
Stocks fell sharply Tuesday as the nuclear crisis in Japan weighed on
Possibly The Last Time To Get Out Of The Dollar
It's no secret that the United States government owes a pretty penny to
Portugal Protests: Revolt Of The Generations
Portuguese society took to the streets in eleven cities on Saturday
afternoon. Hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and political
leanings came together to send a clear message to Portugal's political
class to start implementing policies which create a future for the
It's Much Worse Than It Looks
I just got off the phone with several frightened, somewhat dazed
survivors of the Japanese earthquake who work in the financial markets,
and I thought it important to immediately pass on what they said. Some
were clearly terrified.
Wall Street Tumbles More Than 2 Percent
Wall Street tumbled more than 2 percent on Tuesday and the Nasdaq turned
negative for the year as Japan's looming nuclear crisis looked set to
thrust financial markets into a period of turmoil.
PepsiCo Develops Recyclable, Plant-Based Bottle
PepsiCo Inc has developed a bottle made from plant-based, renewable
resources that is fully recyclable, and will start using it in a test
program next year.
Epilepsy, Migraine Drug Linked to 2000 Percent Increase In Birth Defects
New data released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows
that mothers taking Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) Topamax, as well as its
generic version topiramate, during pregnancy are 2000 percent more
likely to bear children with oral defects like cleft lips or cleft
palate than women who do not take the drug.
FDA Shuts Down Maryland Sprouts Grower
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that Vegi-Pak
Farm of Mt. Airy, MD, and its president, Sun Ja Lee, and general
manager, Brian W. Lee, signed a consent decree earlier this month
prohibiting them from processing, holding and distributing bean sprouts
due to numerous sanitation problems.
Labor Protests Spread Throughout The United States
Labor protests are continuing across the United States.
Surgeon General: Buying Iodine a 'Precaution'
The fear that a nuclear cloud could float from the shores of Japan to
the shores of California has some people making a run on iodine tablets.
History - Tuesday - March 15, 2011
1820 - Maine was admitted as the 23rd state of the Union.
1864 - Red River Campaign began as the Union forces reach Alexandria,
1875 - The Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, John McCloskey, was
named the first American cardinal.
1892 - New York State unveiled the new automatic ballot voting machine.
1907 - In Finland, woman won their first seats in the Finnish
Parliament. They took their seats on May 23.
1913 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson held the first open presidential
1919 - The American Legion was founded in Paris.
1937 - In Chicago, IL, the first blood bank to preserve blood for
transfusion by refrigeration was established at the Cook County
1938 - Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia.
1939 - German forces occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and part of
1944 - Cassino, Italy, was destroyed by Allied bombing.
1946 - British Premier Attlee offered India full independence after
agreement on a constitution.
1948 - Sir Laurence Olivier was on the cover of "LIFE" magazine for his
starring role in Shakespeare’s "Hamlet."
1949 - Clothes rationing in Great Britain ended nearly four years after
the end of World War II.
1951 - General de Lattre demanded that Paris send him more troops for
the fight in Vietnam.
1951 - The Persian parliament voted to nationalize the oil industry.
1954 - CBS television debuted its "Morning Show."
1955 - The U.S. Air Force unveiled a self-guided missile.
1960 - Ten nations met in Geneva to discuss disarmament.
1968 - The U.S. mint halted the practice of buying and selling gold.
1977 - The U.S. House of Representatives began a 90-day test to
determine the feasibility of showing its sessions on television.
1989 - The FDA decided to impound all fruit imported from Chili after
two cyanide-tainted grapes were found in Philadelphia, PA.
1989 - The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs became the 14th
Department in the President's Cabinet.
1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev was elected the first executive president of
the Soviet Union.
1991 - Four Los Angeles police officers were indicted in the beating of
Rodney King on March 3, 1991.
1991 - Yugoslav President Borisav Jovic resigned after about a week of
1994 - U.S. President Clinton extended the moratorium on nuclear testing
until September of 1995.
1996 - The aviation firm Fokker NV collapsed.
1998 - More than 15,000 ethnic Albanians marched in Yugoslavia to demand
independence for Kosovo.
1998 - CBS' "60 Minutes" aired an interview with former White House
employee Kathleen Willey. Wiley said U.S. President Clinton made
unwelcome sexual advances toward her in the Oval Office in 1993.
2002 - In the U.S., Burger King began selling a veggie burger. The event
was billed as the first veggie burger to be sold nationally by a fast
2002 - In Texas, Andrea Yates received a life sentence for drowning her
five children on June 20, 2001.
2002 - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told the Associated Press
that the U.S. would stand by a 24-year pledge not to use nuclear arms
against states that don't have them.
Japan tsumani and earthquake: America on nuclear accident radiation
Fears that America could be hit by the nuclear fallout from the Japan
earthquake have dramatically increased as workers prepared to abandon a
reactor crippled by the earthquake and tsunami last night in the face of
what is set to become the world's second worst nuclear disaster - topped
only by Chernobyl. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has admitted it is
'quite possible' the fallout could reach America.
Treatments for Nuclear Contamination Posted by Dr. Mark Sircus
Now, just hours after writing this above paragraph we get a report in
the New York Times indicating that even best case scenarios include
radioactive releases of steam from the crippled plants could go on for
weeks, months or even years. So prepare we must.
Environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time
every 3 minutes.
Live Radiation Monitor Plot
DEFCON Warning System Website
Radiation Detection Summary
This contains A Few Common Radioactive Isotopes, Types of Nuclear
Radiation, Nuclear Radiation Detection Rate-Detector Sensitivity Scales,
Probe Sensitivity, US Citizen Annual Radiation Dose and more.
Sometimes one can find good even in the worst circumstances...
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: 4-Month-Old Baby and Father Reunited In
The four-month-old girl had been swept from her parents’ arms in the
shattered village of Ishinomaki when the deadly wave crashed into the
VIDEO: Woman Predicted 03/11 Earthquake on 03/08
Japan Distributes Iodine To Evacuation Centres
VIENNA, March 14 (Reuters) - Japan has provided 230,000 units of stable
iodine to evacuation centres as a precautionary measure in the country's
nuclear emergency, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday.
The Sinking Ship That Is The US Economy
Poor Mr. Obama. The man who ran on a campaign promise of “change,” is
striving to achieve his stated goal by implementing a slew of
conspicuously “same” policies, one after the other.
Internet To Become Most Popular News Platforms As Use Of Smartphones and
Electronic Tablets Grows
The rapid growth of smartphones and electronic tablets is making the
internet favorite for people seeking news, a report released today said.
Stupid Gov. Tricks: Collecting Taxes On Sales Made Via Affiliate Sites
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn just made a big mistake and a good many
people who own Web sites and have affiliate relationships with Amazon
and some other ecommerce giants are hopping mad.
Japanese Officials Say Nuclear Fuel Rods Likely Melting In All Three
'Troubled' Japanese Reactors
Japanese officials say the nuclear fuel rods appear to be melting inside
all three of the most troubled nuclear reactors.
Japan Moves 8 Feet Over and 633 Points Down
Japan’s quake on Friday was powerful enough to shift the whole island by
America's Corporate Tax Nightmare
Take a look at this chart and weep. Somehow over the past two decades,
the rest of the developed world has learned that corporate taxes need to
be low and the result has been a steady reduction. The USA has missed
out on this process.
MOX Populi...Hubris and Plutonium Don't Mix
The sight of Japan's Fukushima #3 nuclear reactor exploding is chilling
(Youtube video pasted below.)
President Obama: We Must Seek Agreement On Guns Reforms
It's been more than two months since the tragedy in Tucson stunned the
nation. It was a moment when we came together as one people to mourn and
to pray for those we lost.
US Welcomes Arab League's Important Step On Libya
The United States on Saturday backed the Arab League's call for the U.N.
Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, and Washington said
it was preparing for "all contingencies."
Michigan Republicans Seek Power To Dis-Incorporate Whole Cities, Dismiss
Republicans in Michigan have come up with a revolutionary solution to
the state’s growing budget crisis: claim the right to auction off entire
municipal entities, like cities, counties, school districts and water
Saudi Arabia Prepares To Enter Bahrain
And just when oil was tapering off on hopes that the Middle East supply
situation may actually normalize, we get this from The Guardian: "Saudi
forces are preparing to intervene in neighbouring Bahrain, after a day
of clashes between police and protesters who mounted the most serious
challenge to the island's royal family since demonstrations began a
Anonymous Hackers Release Trove Of Emails That Allegedly Show Bank of
America Committed Mortgage Fraud
Hacker group Anonymous (aka OperationLeaks on Twitter) just released
what they say is a trove of damning documents on Bank of America.
1905: British energy secretary Chris Huhne says the UK will try to learn
all it can from the troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima although there
are "enormous differences". "Safety is our number one concern," he says.
US West Coast In Path Of Fallout
“If There Were a Reactor Meltdown or Major Leak at Fukushima, the
Radioactive Cloud Would Likely be Blown Out … Towards the US West Coast”
Lufthansa Scans Japan Flights For Radioactivity
Lufthansa is scanning aircraft that return from Japan for radioactivity
but has not detected any yet, the German airline said on Monday.
Rush To Fix Quake-Damaged Undersea Cables
BEIJING—Asia's major telecom operators scrambled Monday to eliminate the
impact on their operations from damage to several submarine cables
following the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Japanese Survivors Worry About Dwindling Supplies
TOKYO — Overwhelmed by a still-growing catastrophe, Japanese authorities
struggled Monday to reach buried survivors and the missing, faced
roadblocks in delivering aid and raced to contain an expanding nuclear
Shares Fall On Japan Quake: US Growth Story Intact
Stocks fell on Monday as investors shunned risk after Japan's
devastating earthquake and tsunami, but the U.S. growth story was seen
proceeding on track.
Devastation In Japan Leads To Drop In Gas Prices
Gas prices are still hovering around $4 per gallon in Chicago, but the
disaster in Japan could actually bring them down a bit.
Police Employ Military Eye in the Sky
According to local news, "The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a
small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera
system. Miami-Dade Sgt. Andrew Cohen said drone will be used to gather
real time information in situations which may be too dangerous for
Why Is There No Looting In Japan?
The landscape of parts of Japan looks like the aftermath of World War
Two; no industrialized country since then has suffered such a death
Republicans Push English-Only Bill, Requiring Language Tests
Republicans introduce legislation in the House and Senate to make
English the official language of the U.S.
Obama's Social Security Hoax
Everyone knows that the U.S. budget is being devoured by entitlements.
Everyone also knows that of the Big Three — Medicare, Medicaid, and
Social Security — Social Security is the most solvable.
Gulf Divers Experiencing Health Problems, Blood Contaminated With
A team of three scientific divers found high levels of ethyl benzene and
xylene in their blood after completing 15-20, -dives of approximately 30
minutes, while wearing full wet suits.
Mass Honeybee Deaths Now Occurring Worldwide, Says UN
For several decades, colony collapse disorder (CCD) -- a mysterious
condition where entire bee colonies die for seemingly no obvious reason
-- has been inflicting bee populations across both Europe and the US.
Untested Nanoparticles Showing Up In Thousands Of Consumer Products
Since 2006, the use of nanoparticles in consumer products has
skyrocketed by over 600 percent.
Watch Out For Toxic Ingredients In Sunscreen
The majority of sunscreens are toxic, environmental groups have warned.
US Backing For World Currency Stuns Markets
The dollar plunged instantly against the euro, yen, and sterling as the
comments flashed across trading screens. David Bloom, currency chief at
HSBC, said the apparent policy shift amounts to an earthquake in
US Mega-Quake Coming Warn Russian Scientists
A new report released today in the Kremlin prepared for Prime Minister
Putin by the Institute of Physics of the Earth, in Moscow, is warning
that the America’s are in danger of suffering a mega-quake of
catastrophic proportions during the next fortnight (14 days) with a
specific emphasis being placed on the United States, Mexico, Central
America and South American west coast regions along with the New Madrid
Fault Zone region.
History - Monday - March 14, 2011
1743 - First American town meeting was held at Boston's Faneuil Hall.
1757 - British Admiral John Byng was executed by a firing squad on board
HMS Monarch for neglect of duty.
1794 - Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin.
1891 - The submarine Monarch laid telephone cable along the bottom of
the English Channel to prepare for the first telephone links across the
1900 - U.S. currency went on the gold standard with the ratification of
the Gold Standard Act.
1903 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Hay-Herran Treaty that guaranteed
the U.S. the right to build a canal at Panama. The Columbian Senate
rejected the treaty.
1904 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the governments claim that the
Northern Securities Company was an illegal merger between the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific Railway companies.
1905 - French bankers refused to lend money to Russia until after their
1906 - The island of Ustica was devastated by an earthquake.
1907 - Acapulco, Mexico, was hit by an earthquake.
1915 - The British Navy sank the German battleship Dresden off the
1923 - President Harding became the first U.S. President to file an
income tax report.
1932 - George Eastman, the founder of the Kodak company, committed
1936 - Adolf Hitler told a crowd of 300,000 that Germany's only judge is
God and itself.
1938 - Germany invaded Austria. A union of Austria and Germany was
proclaimed by Adolf Hitler.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S.
President to fly in an airplane while in office.
1945 - In Germany, a 22,000 pound "Grand Slam" bomb was dropped by the
Royal Air Force Dumbuster Squad on the Beilefeld railway viaduct. It was
the heaviest bomb used during World War II.
1947 - The U.S. signed a 99-year lease on naval bases in the
1947 - Moscow announced that 890,532 German POWs were held in the
1951 - U.N. forces recaptured Seoul for the second time during the
1954 - The Viet Minh launched an assault on Dien Bien Phu in Saigon.
1958 - The U.S. government suspended arms shipments to the Batista
government of Cuba.
1964 - A Dallas jury found Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey
1967 - John F. Kennedy's body was moved from a temporary grave to a
1978 - An Israeli force of 22,000 invaded south Lebanon. The PLO bases
1983 - OPEC agreed to cut its oil prices by 15% for the first time in
its 23-year history.
1989 - Imported assault guns were banned in the U.S. under President
George H.W. Bush.
1995 - American astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to
enter space aboard a Russian rocket.
1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton committed $100 million for an
anti-terrorism pact with Israel to track down and root out Islamic
1998 - An earthquake left 10,000 homeless in southeastern Iran.
2002 - A Scottish appeals court upheld the conviction of a Libyan
intelligence agent for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. A
five-judge court ruled unanimously that Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi was
guilty of bringing down the plane over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Navy Says 17 Americans Were Treated for Contamination
American Navy officials in Japan said early Monday that 17 military
personnel who had been aboard three helicopters assisting in the
earthquake relief effort had been exposed to low levels of
contamination. Read More...
Military Crew aboard the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan said to Be
Exposed to Radiation, but Officials Call Risk in U.S. Slight
The Pentagon was expected to announce that the aircraft carrier Ronald
Reagan, which is sailing in the Pacific, passed through a radioactive
cloud from stricken nuclear reactors in Japan, causing crew members on
deck to receive a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour,
government officials said Sunday.
FDIC Failed Bank List
Toxic Recycled Cereal Boxes? We Just Can't Win
A new study showed that food stored in packaging made from recycled
cardboard may have some mineral oils that leeched from the cardboard.
Mineral oils have been shown to be toxic on rats and could cause in
Potassium Iodine Pills Really Potassium Iodide: FAQ's
** Related Article:
Differences And Dangers Of Potassium Iodide And Iodate
'Supermoon' Has Nothing To Do With Japanese Earthquake
Although it's more than a week away, some people say the devastating
8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan today could be caused by the
Surviving Radioactive Fallout & Radiation Contamination From Japan
This guide provides panic dispelling knowledge so people downwind can
more promptly initiate appropriate protective actions, as required.
Japan Earthquake: Before and After
Hover over each satellite photo to view the devastation caused by the
earthquake and tsunami.
What Exactly Is A Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown?
“Given the large quantity of irradiated nuclear fuel in the pool, the
radioactivity release could be worse than the Chernobyl nuclear reactor
catastrophe of 25 years ago.” said Kevin Kamps, a nuclear waste
Weather Model - North Pacific Jet Stream Wind and 250 mb Pressure
US approved $40 billion in 2009 private arms sales
The U.S. government approved $40 billion in worldwide private arms sales
in 2009, including more than $7 billion to Mideast and North African
nations that are struggling with political upheaval, the State
The 2008 Crash Isn't Over, Only Covered Up
Was their Reaganomics ideology so rigid, so blinding, they couldn’t (and
still cannot) admit they were wrong? Forcing them to lie to America?
Cover up the lies? The evidence is clear.
Parkinson's Disease Discovery
Along with MS and Alzheimer’s this is the disease that desperately needs
Arne Duncan's Brave New World: Dept. Of Education Wants Your Kid's Blood
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education —
already ensnared by allegations of insider trading — appear to be
maneuvering for greater federal influence over state education boards.
Liberty Dollar Trail
I consider myself to be a friend of Bernard von NotHaus and I also am a
Liberty Dollar Associate, so I am by no means a partial reporter in this
Quake-Hit Japan Nuclear Plant Faces Fresh Threat
Japan battled to contain a radiation leak at an earthquake-crippled
nuclear plant on Sunday, but faced a fresh threat with the failure of
the cooling system in a second reactor.
Should We Be Alarmed That The Biggest Bond Fund In The World Has Dumped
All Of Their US Treasury Bonds?
Michael Snyder talks about the world's addiction to debt and where that
is leading us.
Kyodo Reports Radiation Eight Times Normal Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant,
1,000 Times Normal In Control Room
Per Reuters, which cites Kyodo news agency, the radiation levels near
the main gate at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant are already 8 times normal.
The True Cause Of The 2008 Market Crash Looks Like Its About To Rear Its
Ugly Head Again, With A Vengeance
As I sit back and contemplate the content and delivery style that would
be best suited for my upcoming keynote speech at the ING Real Estate
Valuation Conference in Amsterdam (this is my first presentation to a
large group where English is not the primary language), I am bombarded
with news bits and bytes that confirm what I've been modeling, warning,
fearing and preparing for - for nearly 2 years.
Quake Moved Japan Coast 8 Feet, Shifted Earth's Axis
The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday
appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters)
and shifted the Earth on its axis.
Arab League Backs Libya No-Fly Zone
A special meeting in Cairo voted to ask the UN Security Council to
impose the policy until the current crisis ended.
Hacker Collective Anonymous To Release Documents Proving Bank of America
Committed Fraud This Monday
After Julian Assange crashed and burned in his threat to release
documents that expose fraud at Bank of America, many thought he had been
only bluffing, and that BofA is actually clean. Not so fast.
Japan Races To Avert Multiple Nuclear Meltdowns
Japan's nuclear crisis intensified Sunday as authorities raced to combat
the threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and more than 170,000 people
evacuated the quake- and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where fears
spread over possible radioactive contamination.
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Fears Of Second Explosion At Nuclear Power
Plant As Exclusion Zone Around Facility
Japan's nuclear crisis was growing today amid the threat of multiple
meltdowns, as more than 170,000 people were evacuated from the quake-
and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where police fear more than
10,000 people may have already died.
10K Dead In Japan Amid Fears Of Nuclear Meltdowns
The estimated death toll from Japan's disasters climbed past 10,000
Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple nuclear
reactor meltdowns and hundreds of thousands of people struggled to find
food and water.
Aftershocks and Japan
Japan can expect another monster earthquake large enough to trigger a
tsunami within days, the head of the Australian Seismological Centre
Police Probe Death Of 14 In Bronx Tour Bus Crash
Police investigating a tour bus crash that killed 14 passengers en route
from Connecticut to Chinatown Saturday morning say they have identified
the driver of a tractor trailer that may have contributed the crash.
TSA To Restart Airport Scanners For Radiation
The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it
would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation
— 247 machines at 38 airports — after maintenance records on some of the
devices showed radiation levels 10 times higher than expected.
Earth's Day Length Shortened By Japan Earthquake
The massive earthquake that struck northeast Japan Friday (March 11) has
shortened the length Earth's day by a fraction and shifted how the
planet's mass is distributed.
Utah Legislature Goes For Gold, Silver As Currency Options
The Utah Legislature on Thursday passed a bill allowing gold and silver
coins to be used as legal tender in the state — and for the value of
their precious metal, not just the face value of the coins.
FDA Grants Monopoly Over Preterm Labor Prevention Drug: 15,000 Percent
Price Increase Then Announced
Still think the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has your best
interests in mind?
Skin Cancer Group Ridiculously Says Never Expose Your Skin To Natural
Exposing skin to natural sunlight every day is the best way for the body
to receive adequate levels of health-promoting and disease-preventing
Twelve-Year-Old Girl Suffering From Painful Rickets Because Mom
Smothered Her In Sunscreen
A 12-year-old girl living on the Isle of Wright in southern Britain
developed a severe vitamin D deficiency verging on rickets because her
mother never let her go outside without sunscreen on.
Facebook Group Helps Mothers Share Breast Milk
Mothers who have a difficult time producing breast milk for their babies
-- or those who produce more than they need and want to share it with
other mothers -- can now make a connection through Facebook, thanks to
the group "Eats On Feets."
Multiple Studies Link Autism To Mercury, Which Is Still Present In Most
Mercury is already a known neurotoxin that causes cancer (carcinogen),
damages DNA (mutagen), alters proper embryonic development (teratogen),
and disrupts the immune system.
Exercise Induced Cell Regrowth Critical To Reducing Stress, Improving
For many years, the medical community denied the possibility that adult
brain cells could regrow.
Eat Spinach For Bigger Muscles, Better Cell Performance
Popeye was right; eating spinach really does help build muscle strength
and improve cellular function, according to a new study released by the
Swedish medical school Karolinska Institutet.
History - Friday - March 11, 2011
1702 - The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper was
1824 - The U.S. War Department created the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Seneca Indian Ely Parker became the first Indian to lead the Bureau.
1847 - John Chapman 'Johnny Appleseed' died in Allen County, Indiana.
This day became known as Johnny Appleseed Day.
1861 - A Confederate Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama, where a
new constitution was adopted.
1865 - Union General William Sherman and his forces occupied
1901 - U.S. Steel was formed when industrialist J.P. Morgan purchased
Carnegie Steep Corp. The event made Andrew Carnegie the world's richest
1927 - The Flatheads Gang stole $104,250 in the first armored-car
robbery near Pittsburgh, PA.
1930 - Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees
for the sum of $80,000.
1930 - U.S. President Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to be
buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
1935 - The German Air Force became an official organ of the Reich.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Lend-Lease
Act, which authorized the act of providing war supplies to the Allies.
1946 - Pravda denounced Winston Churchill as anti-Soviet and a
1964 - U.S. Senator Carl Hayden broke the record for continuous service
in the U.S. Senate. He had worked 37 years and seven days.
1965 - The American navy began inspecting Vietnamese junks in an effort
to end arms smuggling to the South.
1965 - The Rev. James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, died after
being beaten by whites during a civil rights disturbances in Selma,
1966 - Three men were convicted of the murder of Malcolm X.
1969 - Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans.
1977 - More than 130 hostages held in Washington, DC, by Hanafi Muslims
were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the
1986 - Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick
frozen treat for a one-stick model.
1988 - A cease-fire was declared in the war between Iran and Iraq.
1990 - Lithuania declared its independence from the Soviet Union. It was
the first Soviet republic to break away from Communist control.
1992 - Former U.S. President Nixon said that the Bush administration was
not giving enough economic aid to Russia.
1993 - Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become
the first female attorney general.
1993 - North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
refusing to open sites for inspection.
1997 - An explosion at a nuclear waste reprocessing plant caused 35
workers to be exposed to low levels of radioactivity. The incident was
the worst in Japan's history.
1998 - The International Astronomical Union issued an alert that said
that a mile-wide asteroid could come very close to, and possibly hit,
Earth on Oct. 26, 2028. The next day NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
announced that there was no chance the asteroid would hit Earth.
2002 - Two columns of light were pointed skyward from ground zero in New
York as a temporary memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of
September 11, 2001.
2003 - Fort Drum, NY, 11 troops were killed and two were injured during
a training mission when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed.
2004 - In Madrid, Spain, several coordinated bombing attacks on commuter
trains killed at least 190 people and injured more than 2,000.
Huge tsunami slams Japan after 8.9 magnitude quake
At least 32 deaths confirmed. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140
years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre
tsunami that pounded the country’s east coast and prompted advisories
along Canada’s Pacific coast. 8.9 Earthquake and 13 foot tsunami has hit
Northeast coast of Japan! There are several aftershocks including a 7.0
** Related Article:
Oil Plunges as Japan’s Refiners Shut Plants After Earthquake
** Al Jazeera YouTube Coverage:
Justice Department investigating death threats against Republican
Seventeen Republican Senators in addition to Republican Senate Majority
Leader Scott Fitzgerald received the email threat that stated they
should put their "things in order because you will be killed and your
families also will be killed."
Saudi Police Open Fire During Protest
Saudi police opened fire Thursday to disperse a protest in the section
where minority Shiites live, leaving at least one man injured, as the
government toughened its efforts to prevent a wave of unrest sweeping
the Arab world from reaching the kingdom.
Global Stocks Sink on China, Saudi Unrest; Euro Weakens
World stocks and commodities sank on Thursday after an unexpected trade
deficit in China fueled concerns about the global economy, while the
euro fell after a downgrade of Spain's credit rating by Moody's.
The Sword Hanging Over the Housing Market
That is how much bankrupt federal agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
are taking down in loan guarantees to the residential housing market.
The Banks Abuse Seniors - Again
You own your house with your spouse. You're "encouraged" to
reverse-mortgage the place with only the older spouse's name on the
note, which has the effect of increasing the monthly payments to you
(because he or she is expected to live for a fewer number of years.)
Then that spouse dies and the younger one, who has plenty of time left
to live, has to pay off the entire balance or lose the house.
Detroiters Rally On 'Day Of Outrage'
Over 200 demonstrators stood in front of the Spirit of Detroit statue,
Thursday, to protest a number of issues. Some of the protestors were
locked out of the Mayor’s office when they took their protest up to the
11th floor of the Coleman Young Municipal building. Minister Malik
Shabazz led a dozen or more protesters to City Hall. “We don’t want our
pension fund, which is operating at a surplus, put up under MERS, the
state pension, which is operating at a deficit,” Shabazz said.
Proposed FLORIDA Bill makes taking pictures of a farm a FELONY!
Photographers — perhaps including some ghosts from Farm Security
Administration days — are astir at news of a bill introduced by State
Senator Jim Norman of Florida that would make it a felony to take a
picture of a farm without the owner’s permission...read more!!
Paul Craig Roberts: The Greatest Rip-Off
The American Empire is failing. A number of its puppet rulers are being
overthrown by popular protests, and the almighty dollar will not even
buy one Swiss franc, one Canadian dollar, or one Australian dollar.
Is Your Cell Phone Tapped (2009 article but worth the read)
Careful your cell phone may be eavesdropping. Thanks to recent
developments in “spy phone” software, a do-it-yourself spook can now
wirelessly transfer a wiretapping program to any mobile phone. More than
200 companies sell spy-phone software online, at prices as low as $50 (a
few programs cost more than $300). Vendors are loath to release sales
figures. But some experts—private investigators and consultants in
counter-wiretapping, computer-security software and telecommunications
market research—claim that a surprising number of people carry a mobile
that has been compromised, usually by a spouse, lover, parent or
China Confronts Revolution
This article makes clear that a revolution in China will be tough to
initiate or even sustained.
Doctors: Yemen Used 'Nerve Gas' Against Protesters
The regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh has off and on switched between its use
of rubber bullets against protesters and live ammunition, and now,
doctors say, it is swapping out traditional tear gas for a banned nerve
agent of some sort.
Israel Seeks Another $20 Billion in US Military Aid
Though Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak termed the pro-democracy
revolutions in the region “a movement in the right direction,” that
apparently doesn’t mean that they can’t be used as an excuse to press
for massive additional military aid.
Geithner Says Lending Cuts Could Hurt US Influence
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged lawmakers on Wednesday to
approve capital increases for global lending institutions and warned
that failure to do so could harm U.S. influence abroad.
Dade Cops Waiting To Get Crime Fighting Drone Airborn
“If an SRT (Special Response Team) has to go into an area they don’t
know what’s there, we don’t know what is in the backyard,” said Cohen,
“They want to know if there are dogs in the backyard, if there is a
shed, things that could be a threat to us.”
Drivers Detained For Paying Tolls With US Currency
A man in Tampa, Fla., has uncovered what he calls an illegal scheme by
the state's turnpike authority to detain motorists who pay tolls with
$20, $50 or $100 bills until they disclose personal information recorded
by the state.
Prisoners Help Build Patriot Missiles
This spring, the United Arab Emirates is expected to close a deal for $7
billion dollars’ worth of American arms. Nearly half of the cash will be
spent on Patriot missiles, which cost as much as $5.9 million apiece.
France Formally Recognizes Libyan Rebels' Authority
In a major diplomatic victory for the Libyan opposition, France has
become the first country to formally recognize Libya’s rebel leadership,
pledging to exchange ambassadors between Paris and the Libyan opposition
stronghold of Benghazi.
Rep. King Opens Muslim Hearing, Says Panel Can't 'Live in Denial'
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) defended his hearing Thursday on radicalization
in the U.S. Muslim community, saying his panel “could not live in
Demonstrators Forcibly Removed; Capitol Reopens
Madison - Demonstrators were carried out of the Assembly by police
Thursday as Gov. Scott Walker's administration again closed and then
reopened the building to the public.
Hope and Change: Gas Prices Have Gone Up 67 Percent Since Obama Became
Ah, January of 2009. Hope was in the air, but more importantly, gas was
under two dollars a gallon. Since then gas prices, have gone up 67
percent and it's an ominously upward trend. Interestingly enough, the
Heritage Foundation also took a look at the first 26 months of Bush's
presidency -- gas only rose 7 percent during that time frame.
GM Chief Financial Officer Resigns Unexpectedly
The chief financial officer of General Motors Co., who brought the
company through a successful public stock offering and was once
considered a candidate for CEO, is resigning as of April 1.
Jobless Claims in the US Rose 26,000 Last Week to 397,000
First-time claims for jobless benefits rose last week from an almost
three-year low, highlighting the uneven nature of the improvement in the
U.S. labor market.
UN Alarmed At Huge Decline In Bee Numbers
The UN on Thursday expressed alarm at a huge decline in bee colonies
under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an
international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food
Michelle Obama Sports a $1,000 Handbag
Mrs. Obama was gaining a lot of traction as the fashion icon for the
everywoman when all of a sudden she stepped out of the Michellemobile –
reportedly Monday – grasping a $1,000 tote bag.
Safety Equipment Removed From Airplanes
HOUSTON -- It is a change that affects every single airline that
operates in the United States. The federal government has ordered safety
equipment be removed from 6,000 commercial passenger planes, and the
Federal Aviation Administration kept the decision to do it a secret
Saudi Expectations High Before Friday's 'Day of Rage Protests'
Al-Qatif in Saudi Arabia's eastern province has a harsh climate: summer
temperatures often reach the mid-40s, though the winter is pleasantly
Pope's Book On Jesus Condemns Religious Violence
VATICAN CITY, March 10 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict has condemned violence
committed in God's name and personally exonerated Jews of responsibility
for Jesus' death in his latest book, released on Thursday.
At Least 24 Dead, 207 Injured in SW China Quake
At least 24 people were killed and 207 others injured in a 5.8-magnitude
earthquake that jolted Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan
Province around noon on Thursday.
Destructive Arkansas Earthquakes
Geologists say a fault in central Arkansas where hundreds of earthquakes
have been recorded in recent months is longer and potentially more
destructive than initially believed.
March's Super Moon: More Earthquakes, Weird Weather, Volcanic Eruptions?
While following up on the ‘UFO Mystery in Australia‘-the sighting by
hundreds of witnesses in Maryborough, Queensland of mysterious orange
lights that continue to appear in the skies since last week, lights
unexplained by authorities or ‘experts’, we discovered two new reports
from the Fraser Coast Chronicle:
US Commodities: Cattle Rise to Record as Beef Demand Climbs
Cattle futures jumped to a record as rising demand for U.S. beef erodes
supplies of animals for slaughterhouses and boosts meat costs for food
retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Civil Unrest and Food Riots Predicted In the UK
The UK is experiencing a hike in inflation. After quite a few years when
inflation was under control, it is hitting everyone hard.
Canadian Coins Bugged; US Security Agency Says
They say money talks, and a new report suggests Canadian currency is
indeed chatting, at least electronically, on behalf of shadowy spies.
America's Breadbasket Aquifer Running Dry; Massive Agriculture collapse
It's the largest underground freshwater supply in the world, stretching
from South Dakota all the way to Texas.
Big Pharma Lies About R&D Costs to Justify Illicit Profits
If you listen purely to the industry side of the story, you might think
that drug companies are more than vindicated in selling brand-name drugs
for sometimes thousands of times more than they cost to produce, and
raking in billions of dollars in profits every year.
Electroshock Discipline On Students? School Successfully Lobbies
Congress To Keep It Legal
For nearly 20 years, the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JREC), a
special needs school for children and adults in Canton, Mass., has been
utilizing a controversial, "moderately painful" electric shock
discipline technique on its students that many say is inhumane.
Whey Protein Fights Fatty Liver Disease and Heart Disease
New research just published in the journal Clinical Nutrition concludes
supplementing the diet with whey protein could be a powerful natural way
to reduce the risk of both fatty liver disease and cardiovascular
Why Using Electronic Devices Before Bed May Destroy Healthy Sleep Cycles
Do you use your computer, watch television, or mess around on your cell
phone within the hour before you go to bed at night?
Stress: Good or Bad? In Your Control Or Out Of Your Control?
As a psychoanalyst who has specialized in working with cancer patients,
I hear the word "stress" frequently.
History - Thursday - March 10, 2011
1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published.
1785 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France. He succeeded
1804 - The formal ceremonies transferring the Louisiana Purchase from
France to the U.S. took place in St. Louis.
1814 - In France, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by a combined Allied
Army at the battle of Laon.
1848 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which
ended the war with Mexico.
1849 - Abraham Lincoln applied for a patent for a device to lift vessels
over shoals by means of inflated cylinders.
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies in the U.S.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the
telephone. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see
1880 - The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. from England.
1893 - New Mexico State University canceled its first graduation
ceremony because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night
1894 - New York Gov. Roswell P. Flower signed the nation's first
1912 - China became a republic after the overthrow of the Manchu Ch'ing
1924 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a New York state law forbidding
late-night work for women.
1927 - Prussia lifted its Nazi ban allowing Adolf Hitler to speak in
1933 - Nevada became the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.
1945 - American B-29 bombers attacked Tokyo, Japan, 100,000 were killed.
1947 - The Big Four met in Moscow to discuss the future of Germany.
1947 - Poland and Czechoslovakia signed a 20-year mutual aid pact.
1966 - The North Vietnamese captured a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.
1966 - France withdrew from NATO's military command to protest U.S.
dominance of the alliance and asked NATO to move its headquarters from
1969 - James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis, TN, to the assassination
of Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated the guilty plea and
maintained his innocence until his death in April of 1998.
1971 - The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to
1975 - The North Vietnamese Army attacked the South Vietnamese town of
Ban Me Thout.
1980 - Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lent his support to the
militants holding American hostages in Tehran.
1981 - The U.S. Postal Service announced an increase in first class
postage from 15 to 18 cents.
1982 - The U.S. banned Libyan oil imports due to their continued support
1991 - "Phase Echo" began. It was the operation to withdraw 540,000 U.S.
troops from the Persian Gulf region.
1994 - White House officials began testifying before a federal grand
jury about the Whitewater controversy.
1995 - U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher told Yasser Arafat
that he must do more to curb Palestinian terrorists.
1998 - U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf began receiving the first
vaccinations against anthrax.
2002 - The Associated Press reported that the Pentagon informed the U.S.
Congress in January that it was making contingency plans for the
possible use of nuclear weapons against countries that threaten the U.S.
with weapons of mass destruction, including Iraq and North Korea.
2003 - North Korea test-fired a short-range missile. The event was one
of several in a patter of unusual military maneuvers.
Recipe You've Been waiting For:
Hour Nutritional Un-chicken broth (vegan)
Undercover Web Site Derailed By Hosting Firm
In an aggressive bid to entice prospective “sex tourists,” the
Department of Homeland Security last year launched an undercover web
site that purported to arrange trips from the U.S. to Canada, where
clients could engage in sexual activity with minors, The Smoking Gun has
Miami-Dade police buy drones
The Miami-Dade Police Department is poised to become the first large
metro force using drones in its aerial missions. The department
finalized a deal to buy a drone called T-Hawk from defense firm
Honeywell and officially applied for permission from the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) last month to begin flying it around the
VIDEO: Peace in Tripoli: 'Wake Up! We Love Gaddafi!'
Doctors: Yemen Used ‘Nerve Gas’ Against
Doctors at the scene of one of the “tear gas” attacks say that the
victims showed symptoms of the gas targeting their central nervous
system and as a paralytic, banned under international law. Traditional
tear gas is supposed to only produce symptoms in the respiratory system.
Wis. GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining
At least two dozen protesters spent the night just outside the Wisconsin
state Assembly chamber in anticipation of a late Thursday morning vote
on explosive union rights legislation that passed the Senate after
Republicans outmaneuvered their missing Democratic counterparts and
pushed through the bill.
NATO Members Weighing Libya No-Fly Zone May Face Resistance
NATO countries are seeking to overcome divisions on a no-fly zone to
ground Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s air force and forge a response to
the fighting there that stops short of military involvement.
Hillary Clinton: No-Fly Zone Over Libya Cannot be U.S.-Led Effort
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Sky News Wednesday that a no-fly
zone over Libya cannot be a U.S.-led effort, and would need the backing
of the international community.
Israel to ask U.S. for $20 billion extra in military aid because of
Middle East turmoil
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal defence minister Ehud Barak
was reported as saying his country is considering making the request
while the Arab world survey the wreckage of the 'historic earthquake'.
TARP Police! Step Away From the Bailout Money!
As early as last summer, TARP agents were participating in raids
alongside other law enforcement agencies. They worked with FBI agents in
a raid on Colonial Bank in Orlando, Florida in an investigation into
possible TARP-related fraud. Witnesses saw armed law enforcement
officers in the familiar oversized blue "raid jackets" with yellow
lettering on the back. But the jackets didn't say "FBI." Instead, they
were stenciled with the words: "Federal Agent SIGTARP."
Handouts Make Up One-Third of US Wages
Government payouts—including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment
insurance—make up more than a third of total wages and salaries of the
U.S. population, a record figure that will only increase if action isn’t
taken before the majority of Baby Boomers enter retirement.
New Biometric Time Clocks Available At AvidBiometrics.com
If you’re business is considering making a vital investment into it’s
AvidBiometrics.com has the clock for you. Today’, AvidBiometrics.com
has announced that it has added multiple new biometric time clock models
to it’s growing selection biometric time and attendance systems.
Unemployment Rate: Flying Blind
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy
created 192,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9%.
Bill Gross Puts Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, and Completely
Abandons US Treasuries
In his latest monthly note, PIMCO's Bill Gross said he didn't know who
would be buying Treasuries after QEII ended this summer. He said,
specifically, that he wanted out of the market.
Oil Will Go Up 'Ballistically' If Unrest Shifts to Saudia Arabia, Says
Marc Faber the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor sees oil
prices extending their bull run despite the 15% run-up this year alone.
On The Libyan Oil Tank 'Time Bomb'
Three weeks ago we first mused about the irrational endgame of it all
when we asked: "When Hussein left Kuwait he set the oil wells on fire.
Will Oil Spike Lead to QE3?
Recent comments from Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart,
combined with spiking oil prices, have led to speculation regarding
future rounds of quantitative easing.
Libyan Oil Output Down to Half MLN - BPD Official
Unrest in Libya has cut oil output to about half a million barrels per
day from 1.6 million bpd as many foreign and local workers left the oil
fields, the country's top oil official said on Wednesday.
Oil Markets Brace For Saudi 'Rage' As Global Capacity Wears Thin
Those exhorting OPEC to boost output should be careful what they wish
for. The cartel card can be played once only, and it risks exposing the
fragility of the global energy system if the Gulf powers are seen
struggling to deliver.
Attack On Iraq
Pipeline Halt Oil Exports
A government spokesman says a bomb has hit Iraq's largest oil pipeline,
halting exports to Turkey in an insurgent strike that could lead to
millions of dollars in losses.
Sectarian Strife Flares In Egypt, 13 Killed
Thirteen people were killed in violence between Egyptian Christians and
Muslims, the health ministry said on Wednesday, as sectarian tensions
that appeared to evaporate in the country's revolution resurfaced.
Gaddafi Blows Up Libya's Oil Pipeline As Tanks Are Turned On Civilians
Colonel Gaddafi's forces today blasted an oil terminal to smithereens as
Libya's bloody civil war entered its blackest day.
82% Percent of US Schools May Be Labeled 'Failing'
An estimated 82 percent of U.S. schools could be labeled as "failing"
under the nation's No Child Left Behind Act this year, Education
Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.
State Might Have More Time On Bond Deal; Senate Democrats Fined
Lawmakers may have more time to resolve the state's immediate budget
problems than previously believed - which could lower tensions among
legislators but also prolong a weeks-long standoff.
Electronic Warfare: North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic
North Korea appears to be protesting the joint U.S. and South Korean
military maneuvers by jamming Global Positioning Devices in the south,
which is a nuisance for cell phone and computers users -- but is a hint
of the looming menace for the military
Threat of Earthquakes Pales Beside the 50 Volcanoes On Our Doorstep
It hardly needs an official list from the council to remind Aucklanders
that, like Christchurch, this city is peppered with old buildings that
are likely to tumble down in a severe earthquake.
US Too Vulnerable to Rising Oil and Food Prices
Last Friday, oil contracts traded in New York closed at $104.42 per
barrel, levels not seen since September 2008.
Dems Admit to Cooking the Books
Last week, whether by accident or design, the Democrat party and the
Obama administration revealed an unprecedented level of contempt for the
intelligence of the American public with regard to that public’s
understanding of economics. Sad to say, if a recent survey is accurate,
a substantial portion of that contempt is cynically justifiable.
Drugs in Short Supply
Hospitals across the country are running low on key drugs used in
surgeries and to treat some diseases, including cancer.
USDA to Drop a Genetic Bomb
By allowing the unrestricted release of genetically modified, Roundup
Ready alfalfa, the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Secretary Tom
Vilsack is allowing Monsanto to drop a genetic atomic bomb on organic
agriculture, family farmers and consumers.
People Take Over Bank of America Branch in DC
Seems that some people who want the banksters to pay are taking matters
into their own hands.
Japan Hit By 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake
The north east of Japan was hit by an earthquake today 9th March 2011 in
the morning and its effect was felt miles away till Tokyo.
Obama Creates Indefinite Detention System For Prisoners At Guantanamo
President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a
formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S.
military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a
significant threat to national security. The administration also said it
will start new military commission trials for detainees there.
Psychiatry Has Developed From Personalized Therapy to Shameless Drug
Back in the day, psychiatrists used to actually consult intimately with
their patients and provide some type of personalized, talk-based therapy
as part of their practice.
Scientists Deliberately Create 127 Hybrid Viruses From H1N1, Then Warn
They Are Dangerous
Chinese researchers recently warned the world in a study that the H1N1
virus is capable of combining with various other viruses to create
"novel pandemic strains." Published in the journal Proceedings of the
National Academy of Science, the paper states that with the proper
mixing host in place, viruses can swap genes and mutate into new strains
-- and researchers discovered this by deliberately creating 127 of them
in a laboratory.
The Myth of the Normal Mammogram
In my experience, it's not often that pro-mammogram literature or
textbooks tell the truth about the limitations of mammography so imagine
my surprise when I came across this section in the 1,100 page textbook
I'm studying called Breast Imaging by Dr. Daniel B. Kopans.
New Discovery; 'Good' Gut Bacteria Can Control Organ Functions
Researchers have long known that the "good" bacteria in the human gut
help digest food and keep "bad" pathogens, including an overgrowth of
yeast, in check.
Healing With Light Energy
"The pain is gone - I can't believe it!" That is what Jack had to say
when his pain suddenly disappeared after two decades of unrelenting pain
from diabetic neuropathy and a treatment program that profoundly
interfered with his quality of life and led to an addiction to a myriad
of pharmaceutical drugs.
History - Wednesday - March 9, 2011
1734 - The Russians took Danzig (Gdansk) in Poland.
1788 - Connecticut became the 5th state to join the United States.
1793 - Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in North
America. The event was witnessed by U.S. President George Washington.
1799 - The U.S. Congress contracted with Simeon North, of Berlin, CT,
for 500 horse pistols at the price of $6.50 each.
1820 - The U.S. Congress passed the Land Act that paved the way for
westward expansion of North America.
1822 - Charles M. Graham received the first patent for artificial teeth.
1832 - Abraham Lincoln announced that he would run for a political
office for the first time. He was unsuccessful in his run for a seat in
the Illinois state legislature.
1858 - Albert Potts was awarded a patent for the letter box.
1860 - The first Japanese ambassador to the U.S. was appointed.
1862 - During the U.S. Civil War, the ironclads Monitor and Virginia
fought to a draw in a five-hour battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
1863 - General Ulysses Grant was appointed commander-in-chief of the
1909 - The French National Assembly passed an income tax bill.
1910 - Union men urged for a national sympathy strike for miners in
1911 - The funding for five new battleships was added to the British
military defense budget.
1916 - Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New
Mexico. 17 people were killed by the 1,500 horsemen.
1933 - The U.S. Congress began its 100 days of enacting New Deal
1936 - The German press warned that all Jews who vote in the upcoming
elections would be arrested.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb
attacks against Japan.
1949 - The first all-electric dining car was placed in service on the
Illinois Central Railroad.
1954 - WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), in New York, broadcast the first local
color television commercials. The ad was Castro Decorators of New York
1956 - British authorities arrested and deported Archbishop Makarios
from Cyprus. He was accused of supporting terrorists.
1957 - Egyptian leader Nasser barred U.N. plans to share the tolls for
the use of the Suez Canal.
1964 - The first Ford Mustang rolled off of the Ford assembly line.
1965 - The first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam.
1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defected to the
1975 - Work began on the Alaskan oil pipeline.
1975 - Iraq launched an offensive against the rebel Kurds.
1985 - "Gone With The Wind" went on sale in video stores across the U.S.
for the first time.
1986 - U.S. Navy divers found the crew compartment of the space shuttle
Challenger along with the remains of the astronauts.
1989 - The U.S. Senate rejected John Tower as a choice for a cabinet
member. It was the first rejection in 30 years.
1989 - In the U.S., a strike forced Eastern Airlines into bankruptcy.
1989 - In the U.S., President George H.W. Bush urged for a mandatory
death penalty in drug-related killings.
1990 - Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as the first female and Hispanic
1993 - Rodney King testified at the federal trial of four Los Angeles
police officers accused of violating his civil rights.
2000 - In Norway, the coalition government of Kjell Magne Bondevik
resigned as a result of an environmental dispute.
Libya: David Cameron and Barack Obama plan 'full spectrum' of action on
David Cameron and President Barack Obama have announced a “full
spectrum” of action on Libya as Col Muammar Gaddafi’s forces pounded two
oil towns in an effort to bring the rebellion against the regime under
Britain unable to patrol no-fly zone over Libya as we have not got
enough planes, warn experts
Britain would not be able to patrol a no-fly zone over Libya without
switching resources from Afghanistan, military experts warned yesterday.
Obama creates indefinite detention system for prisoners at Guantanamo
President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a
formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S.
military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a
significant threat to national security.
Top 10 Pet Toxins of 2010
Both known and unknown toxins can be found hiding in our houses and
yards. In 2010, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana,
IL, fielded more than 167,000 phone calls about pets exposed to possibly
YouTube: Dangers with smartphone photos and tags
European Gasoline Hits All Time Record of $8.632 Per Gallon
And Americans are complaining at an average gas price in the mid $3
Gallup Finds Consumer Confidence Declines Materially On Surging Gas
Prices, Budget Battles and S&P Decline
After Gallup confirmed that the February NFP data was doctored just
enough to allow the Fed to decide what to do with March employment data
(should QE3 be determined necessary, look for a huge miss to
expectations), today the polling company confirms that recent 3 year
highs in consumer confidence were an inflection point.
Disaster Preparedness Part 1: The Basics
This is the first in a series of articles in which I’ll be explaining
some of the basics in getting you, your family and your pets ready for
anything if you are in your own home and disaster strikes.
Obama Abandons Key Pledge By Restarting Guantanamo Trials
Any last vestiges of doubt that President Barack Obama had abandoned
entirely on his election pledge to close down Guantanamo Bay evaporated
last night as he gave the green light for military trials there to
resume and laid down the rules for holding some of the detainees inside
the camp indefinitely.
RBC On The US Dollar 'At The Tipping Point'
RBC is out with a new technical note on the US dollar, noting that it
stands on the precipice of breaking a major trend.
Insurrection and Military Intervention: The US-NATO Attempted Coup
d'Etat in Libya?
The US and NATO are supporting an armed insurrection in Eastern Libya,
with a view to justifying a "humanitarian intervention".
February $223 Billion Budget Deficit Largest Ever
Well, it's one way to start a deficit cutting scramble. Washington Times
reports that the preliminary number for the February deficit, which will
formally be released by the FMS shortly, is $223 billion: this is the
largest single month deficit in history!
White House Ok's Restarting Military Trials at Gitmo
FoxNews.Com is reporting that the White House has decided to reinstate
military trials at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo).
Will The Day Of Rage In Saudi Arabia On March 11 Send The Price Of Oil
Into Unprecedented Territory?
The price of oil is shaping up to be the number one economic story of
2011, and right now the eyes of the investing world are closely watching
the developing situation in Saudi Arabia.
'As Many As 160
Prisoners Were Injected With Live Cancer Cells'
Perhaps the most famous was the cancer-vaccine test. As many as 160
prisoners were injected with live cancer cells.
Drillers Say They Will Halt Disposal Of Fluids
Chesapeake Operating Inc. and Clarita Operating LLC both said before a
hearing Friday in Little Rock by the state Oil and Gas Commission that
they will comply with an emergency request to stop injections of used
natural-gas drilling fluid in the two wells in Faulkner County.
Gaddafi Deploys Tanks and Hundreds of Troops In All-Out-Effort To Take
The regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has launched a devastating assault
on the opposition-held town of Zawiyah, deploying up to 50 tanks and
scores of pickup trucks carrying troops.
Massive Fish Die-Off Likely Due To Oxygen Depletion, Not Pollution,
Redondo Beach Officials Say
Redondo Beach officials said initial assessments suggest oxygen
depletion in the King Harbor basins caused the massive fish die-off.
Tipping Point For Oil Seen At $150 Per Barrel
A top Federal Reserve official on Monday said the central bank should
react if oil prices soar as high as $150 a barrel because prices that
high could throw the economy back into recession.
Fly Zone Means War On Libya By Us'
Press TV talks with David Lindorff, Philadelphia to find out his views
of this imperialist tactic.
Iranian Official Admits Aiding Hezbollah, Says All Middle East Oil Will
Be Cut Off To The West
On Wednesday, March 2nd, Commander of the Basij organization, Brigadier
General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi spoke at a conference of specialist working
groups of Basiji corps of engineers.
Teacher Fired For Bumper Sticker Highlighting The Over-Medication Of
When Tarah Ausburn, a former English teacher at Imagine Prep High School
in Surprise, Ariz., refused to remove a bumper sticker from her car that
asked the question, "Have you drugged your kids today?" officials fired
her, according to reports from KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix.
Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Cause Higher Blood Pressure
New research just published in Hypertension: Journal of the American
Heart Association concludes that soda and other drinks sweetened with
sugar are associated with higher blood pressure.
Lung Cancer Study Shows That Nail Clippings Really Are Useful In
Identifying, Assessing Disease
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have
published a study showing that lung cancer risk can be identified
through an evaluation of toenail clippings.
Feeling Winter Heaviness? Five Common Cleansing Foods and Herbs to
If the approach of spring has you eager to get up and go, but you're
feeling weighed down from winter hibernation and heavier foods, it's
time to lighten up.
History - Tuesday - March 8, 2011
1702 - England's Queen Anne took the throne upon the death of King
1782 - The Gnadenhutten massacre took place. About 90 Indians were
killed by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by
1853 - The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in
1855 - A train passed over the first railway suspension bridge at
Niagara Falls, NY.
1880 - U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes declared that the United
States would have jurisdiction over any canal built across the isthmus
1887 - The telescopic fishing rod was patented by Everett Horton.
1894 - A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. It was
the first animal control law in the U.S.
1904 - The Bundestag in Germany lifted the ban on the Jesuit order of
1910 - The King of Spain authorized women to attend universities.
1911 - In Europe, International Women's Day was celebrated for the first
1911 - British Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Gray declared that
Britain would not support France in the event of a military conflict.
1921 - French troops occupied Dusseldorf.
1933 - Self-liquidating scrip money was issued for the first time at
1941 - Martial law was proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any
1943 - Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in
Bougainville. The battle lasted five days.
1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse
Corps. She later became the first African-American nurse to serve duty
1946 - The French naval fleet arrived at Haiphong, Vietnam.
1954 - France and Vietnam opened talks in Paris on a treaty to form the
state of Indochina.
1965 - The U.S. landed about 3,500 Marines in South Vietnam. They were
the first U.S. combat troops to land in Vietnam.
1966 - Australia announced that it would triple the number of troops in
1973 - Two bombs exploded near Trafalgar Square in Great Britain. 234
people were injured.
1982 - The U.S. accused the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison
1986 - Four French television crewmembers were abducted in west Beirut.
All four were eventually released.
1999 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Timothy McVeigh
for the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.
1999 - The White House, under President Bill Clinton, directed the
firing of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee from his job at the Los Alamos
National Laboratory. The firing was a result of alleged security
2001 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted for an across-the-board
tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade.
2005 - In norther Chechnya, Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov was
killed during a raid by Russian forces.
America's secret plan to arm Libya's rebels
Desperate to avoid US military involvement in Libya in the event of a
prolonged struggle between the Gaddafi regime and its opponents, the
Americans have asked Saudi Arabia if it can supply weapons to the rebels
Clever Monkeys: Monkeys and Medicinal Plants
When we are sick, or suffering discomfort from diarrhea or indigestion,
we take medicines to make us feel better. We know what ails us, and we
know what can help us. Monkeys, too, seem to have knowledge of the
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Zanzibar Monkeys Eat Charcoal To Counteract Toxins
Charcoal is a good thing to keep on hand!
Japan Halts Vaccines From Pfizer, Sanofi After Deaths of Four Children
The deaths just keep mounting all across the world: Children are
collapsing into comas and then dying, just minutes after receiving
combination vaccines that have been deceptively marketed as "completely
Teacher fired for bumper sticker highlighting the over-medication of
Ms. Ausburn had only worked at the school for two months when she was
notified that some of her stickers were upsetting some parents, and that
they did not fit into the school's culture. School officials told
Ausburn that she could either remove the stickers or park her car off
campus. She refused both options and was consequently released.
VIDEO: So what have you learned as a legal intern?
A law student who worked as an intern discusses what she has learned
about corruption in the legal system. Entertaining, informative, and
The MOST Important Chart of the CENTURY
The latest U.S. Treasury Z1 Flow of Funds report was released on March
11, 2010, bringing the data current through the end of 2009.
Obama Says NATO Considering Military Options Against Libya
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that NATO was considering
military options in response to the situation in Libya.
Crime DOES pay: Rikers Island inmates share $35m payout over illegal
Taxpayers are footing a compensation bill of $35.7million after former
prisoners won their class-action suit for illegal strip searches. A
total 26,131 former inmates of Rikers Island prison in New York, will
each receive a cheque for as much as £1,000. Astonishingly the city has
already forked out $81million to settle three identical strip-search
suits over the past decade.
U.S. Supreme Court denies rehearing in Obama/Soetoro eligibility case
The U.S. Supreme Court denied reconsideration of Gregory Hollister's
case regarding President Obama's constitutional eligibility without
commenting on his motion for justices Sotomayor and Kagan to recuse
Greece Slams Rating Agencies After Moody's Cut
Greece launched a tirade against credit ratings agencies Monday after
Moody's downgraded its debt grade further below junk status, warning the
bailed-out euro country might have to default on its massive borrowings.
Report says too many whites, men leading military
The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to
change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in
combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
French Government Comes Under Cyber Attack
The French finance ministry has shut down 10,000 computers after a
"spectacular" cyber attack from hackers using Internet addresses in
China, officials and reports said Monday.
Saudis Mobilize Thousands of Troops to Quell Growing Revolt
Saudi Arabia was yesterday drafting up to 10,000 security personnel into
its north-eastern Shia Muslim provinces, clogging the highways into
Dammam and other cities with busloads of troops in fear of next week's
"day of rage" by what is now called the "Hunayn Revolution".
Republican Sec. of State Charged With Three Counts of Felony Voter Fraud
What do GOP superstar Ann Coulter, the head of the GOP's California
voter registration firm Mark Anthony Jacoby, and, as of yesterday,
Indiana's newly elected GOP Secretary of State Charlie White all have in
People of the Earth: Prepare For Economic Disaster
It is not just the United States that is headed for an economic
You Call This An Economic Recovery?
When Barack Obama, the Federal Reserve and the mainstream media tell us
that we are in the middle of an economic recovery, is that supposed to
be some kind of sick joke?
Brent Over $118, Crude Passes $107, EURSD Above $1.40, Futures Up,
Silver and Gold At Highs, Dollar In Flight to Safety Freefall
It is one of those days when the flight to new reserve currency is on,
with gold and silver trading near overnight highs, same for the oil
complex, yet futures are also at the highs of the premarket session,
purely on the ongoing monkeyhammering in the dollar, which has now
completely given up the ghost as the reserve currency on yet another
bout of QE3 concerns, following last night's very cautious note from Jan
Government Posts Biggest Monthly Deficit Ever
The federal government posted its largest monthly deficit in history in
February at $223 billion, according to preliminary numbers the
Congressional Budget Office released Monday morning.
Spain's Savings Banks Race To Find Funding By Thursday
Spain's ailing regional savings banks are scrambling to raise billions
of euros of fresh funds to meet strict new capital requirements by a
Portugal Edges Closer To Crisis
Ireland's election winner, Enda Kenny, jetted off to Helsinki this
weekend to lobby for a reduction to the hefty interest payments on its
€85 billion ($160 billion) bailout, and for a more hands-off approach
from Brussels on spending cuts.
Wisconsin Democrats May Return Soon
Playing a game of political chicken, Democratic senators who fled
Wisconsin to stymie restrictions on public-employee unions said Sunday
they planned to come back from exile soon, betting that even though
their return will allow the bill to pass, the curbs are so unpopular
they'll taint the state's Republican governor and legislators.
US Farmers Fear the Return of the Dust Bowl
For years the Ogallala Aquifer, the world’s largest underground body of
fresh water, has irrigated thousands of square miles of American
farmland. Now it is running dry
Earthquakes Reported Off Oregon Coast
The U.S. Geological Survey reports three earthquakes hit within hours of
one another hundreds of miles off the Oregon Coast.
Gallup Reports Underemployment Surges to 19.9%, February 'Jobs Situation
Deteriorates'; As Bad As 2010
On one hand we have the Department of Truth about to tell tomorrow that
NFP based on various seasonal and birth death adjustments increased by
250,000. On the other hand, we have Gallup which actually does real time
polling without a procyclical propaganda bias.
Some Vegetable Seeds Are Already Cleaned Out
We purchased garden seeds last weekend through today, and noticed that
some retailers are already cleaned out, listing availability as
"unknown" for certain varieties, certain types.
Mega-Doses of Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer and Other Diseases,
Current government recommendations of 400 or 600 international units (IU)
of vitamin D a day are insufficient to prevent serious diseases like
breast cancer, a new study published in the journal Anticancer Research
Black Cohosh Safe For Your Liver, Review Finds
A safety review published in the journal Menopause has confirmed that
black cohosh, a natural plant alternative to conventional hormone
replacement therapy (HRT), is safe and will not cause liver damage.
Coral Reef Bacteria Found To Protect Bone Health, Fight Cancer
Scientists from the University of Florida (UF) have identified a
substance in the bacterium of some varieties of coral reef that helps
heal injured and deteriorating bones, as well as prevent bone loss and
Employers Start Firing Employees Who Test Positive For Certain
Companies across the United States have started including some
prescription drugs in random employee drug tests, and firing workers who
History - Monday - March 7, 2011
1774 - The British closed the port of Boston to all commerce.
1848 - In Hawaii, the Great Mahele was signed.
1849 - The Austrian Reichstag was dissolved.
1850 - U.S. Senator Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a
method of preserving the Union.
1854 - Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465)
for his telephone.
1901 - It was announced that blacks had been found enslaved in parts of
1904 - The Japanese bombed the Russian town of Vladivostok.
1906 - Finland granted women the right to vote.
1908 - Cincinnati's mayor, Mark Breith announced before the city council
that, "Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."
1911 - Willis Farnworth patented the coin-operated locker.
1911 - In the wake of the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. sent 20,000
troops to the border of Mexico.
1918 - Finland signed an alliance treaty with Germany.
1927 - A Texas law that banned Negroes from voting was ruled
unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1933 - The board game Monopoly was invented.
1936 - Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland in violation of the
Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles.
1942 - Japanese troops landed on New Guinea.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at
1965 - State troopers and a sheriff's posse broke up a march by civil
rights demonstrators in Selma, AL.
1968 - The Battle of Saigon came to an end.
1971 - A thousand U.S. planes bombed Cambodia and Laos.
1975 - The U.S. Senate revised the filibuster rule. The new rule allowed
60 senators to limit debate instead of the previous two-thirds.
1985 - The first AIDS antibody test, an ELISA-type test, was released.
1999 - In El Salvador, Francisco Flores Pérez of the ruling Nationalist
Republican Alliance (Arena) was elected president.
2002 - A federal judge awarded Anna Nicole Smith more than $88 million
in damages. The ruling was the latest in a legal battle over the estate
of Smith's late husband, J. Howard Marshall II.
2003 - Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center announced
that they had transferred 6.7 gigabytes of uncompressed data from
Sunnvale, CA, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 58 seconds. The data was
sent via fiber-optic cables and traveled 6,800 miles.
2009 - NASA's Kepler Mission, a space photometer for searching for extra
solar planets in the Milky Way galaxy, was launched from Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station, Florida.
Asthmatics should avoid this common food additive
Sodium Metabisulphite, or E223 as it may be more commonly referred to
as, has been linked to a host of allergic reaction in people. Because of
its ability to induce asthmatic symptoms and bronchospasms in
individuals, this preservative product of industrial quality should not
be consumed by those prone to these conditions, or by children.
Cell phone use found to affect the glucose metabolism of the brain
Does using a cell phone have an effect on the brain? According to a 2011
study titled "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on
Brain Glucose Metabolism," the answer is absolutely.
Video: Judge Napolitano grills Donald Rumsfeld on Freedom Watch
Census 2011: Forms on their way to millions of homes
The 2011 Census is the biggest ever carried out, but it could also be
the last! Critics say it is intrusive, old-fashioned and
expensive. A report is being prepared which could recommend scrapping
Saudis Mobilize Thousands of Troops to Quell Growing Revolt
Saudi Arabia was yesterday drafting up to 10,000 security personnel into
its north-eastern Shia Muslim provinces, clogging the highways into
Dammam and other cities with busloads of troops in fear of next week's
"day of rage" by what is now called the "Hunayn Revolution".
Libya: British Army Ready for Mission at 24 Hours Notice
Sources confirmed that The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiment
of Scotland, had been placed on heightened readiness, prepared to deploy
to North Africa at 24 hours’ notice.
Gas Prices Headed Toward $4 Gallon
It won’t be long before we’re paying $4 a gallon for regular unleaded
gasoline, at least if prices keep going up at their current pace.
2011 Budget Showdown: Don't Raise the U.S. Debt Ceiling. Sell the White
The debt-ceiling debate is shaping up to be Washington's Waterloo
moment: It's the debt load - not the debt ceiling - that matters and
that must be addressed. Given how easily a massive debt load can crush
the finances (and future) of the person, company or government that has
to endure it, it's clear to me that the time to attack and slash those
trillions in federal debt is now - not later. Indeed, this may well be
our last chance to do so.
Fired Workers Burn Indian Executive to Death
Indian police detained two people after an angry mob of fired workers
burned to death a senior executive of a steel factory, an official said
Friday. After learning they were laid off, about a dozen workers
attacked a vehicle carrying Radhey Shyam Roy as he was leaving the
factory in eastern Orissa state on Thursday, dousing the Jeep with
gasoline and setting it on fire, said police Superintendent Ajay Kumar
TSA,DHS Plan Massive Rollout of Mobile Surveillance Vans With
Long-Distance X-Ray Capability. Eye Movement Tracking and More
Newly-released documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information
Center (EPIC) reveal that the US Depart of Homeland Security has been
working on plans to roll out a new wave of mobile surveillance
technologies at train stations, stadiums and streets.
Mystery of Two Suns in Chinese Sky Leaves Scientists Puzzled
A rare meteorological event occurring over the Chinese skies has left
scientists scratching their heads.
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Breaking News: Libyan Planes Launch Airstrike on Rebel Forces
No-Fly Zone? How's that decision coming?
Saudi Arabia Bans Demonstrators As Its Plunge Protection Team Sends
Proving that Saudi Arabia is a fast learner from both China's and
America's experience, today Saudi's interior minister announced he is
banning all protests, marches and strikes following the world's
realization courtesy of the clip posted on Zero Hedge yesterday, showing
that not all is well in the kingdom in which protests are banned.
Clone Food Could Be Sold Without Warning Labels as Eurocrats Change in
Milk and meat from cloned animals’ offspring could soon be on sale
without any warning labels, shoppers were warned last night.
More Manipulation of Jobs Numbers? You Had Better Learn the Truth
As we reported before there are a few things people need to understand
Mimicry Presages Market Crashes
What this really means is that a mark up materializes in a given sector
around clear leaders.
Charting the Impact of Prior Oil Crises, With a Particular Focus On the
350% Increase In Price Following the Yom Kippur War
Morgan Stanley has compiled a convenient table looking at the impact of
all prior oil crises, and how that reflected in peak oil production loss
as well as the price of oil on a monthly, 3 month and 6 months basis.
Saudi Government Says Demonstrations, Marches Prohibited by Kingdom's
Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said that demonstrations, marches and
sit-ins are “strictly” prohibited under the kingdom’s laws, the Saudi
Press Agency said, citing an unidentified official at the Interior
Golf is Back! Obama's 60th Outing As President
Well, the mercury has crept back up above 60 degrees here in Washington,
and so it’s time once again for President Obama to head out to the golf
A Novice No More, Romney Focuses On Obama, Economy
This time, Mitt Romney has a clear pitch: I'm the strongest Republican
to challenge President Barack Obama on the country's single biggest
issue — the economy.
World's Sixth Mass Extinction May Be Underway: Study
Mankind may have unleashed the sixth known mass extinction in Earth's
history, according to a paper released by the science journal Nature.
MS-13 Gang Yelled ' The Beast Has Eaten!' After Murder of Man He Mistook
for a Blood
An MS-13 gang member whooped it up, shouting "The beast has eaten!"
after murdering a Queens man he mistook for a rival Blood, a government
witness testified Thursday.
One Killed When Tornado Tears Through Louisiana Town
At least one person was killed, and 12 others injured, when a tornado
struck the southwestern Louisiana town of Rayne Saturday.
Residents Flee Christchurch In Wake of Earthquake
City officials estimate one-sixth of Christchurch's 390,000 residents -
65,000 people -- have fled, terrified by incessant aftershocks or
because their workplace has been affected.
Recall Issued for Skippy Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter Sold in 16 States
The possible discovery of salmonella has prompted a limited recall of
Skippy reduced-fat peanut butter spreads sold in 16 states, its parent
Weather Sends Produce Prices Soaring
Consumers always find some produce temporarily scarce and more expensive
in winter. This year, it’s historic.
Corn Prices Heading to Record Highs Amid 'Incredibly Light' Supplies
Corn prices are heading toward record highs with U.S. supplies expected
to be “incredibly tight” this year and exports and ethanol production on
pace to exceed government forecasts, Rabobank Group analysts said.
Does Topical Fluoride Really Protect Tooth Enamel? Study Suggests NO
A popular mantra in American dentistry claims that topical fluoride
treatments help to protect teeth from cavities by forming a protective
shield on the enamel of teeth.
Prescription Stomach Acid Drugs Lead to Magnesium Deficiency
Popular prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs like AstraZeneca
Plc's Nexium and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Prevacid will now
contain new labels warning patients that long-term use may cause
Dirt! The Movie Explores the Vital Importance of Soil and Why We Must Do
Everything Possible to Preserve and Protect It
Life on earth depends on the health and vitality of a seemingly simple
and often overlooked natural element -- dirt. Ignorance, greed, and
plain lack of appreciation has led to
the widespread decimation of this precious resource throughout at least
the last century.
FDA to Pull 500 Unapproved Drugs From Market After Allowing Them To Be
Sold For Decades
For years, prescription cold and cough medicines like Cardec, Rondec,
Organidin, Pediahist, and hundreds of other drugs have been available to
patients, even though none of them have ever received approval from the
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dead Baby Dolphins Continue To Wash Ashore on Gulf Beaches
Dozens of dead baby and adult dolphins have washed ashore on Gulf
beaches since the beginning of the year, according to new reports.
Obama Declares State Governors Will Enforce Health Care Bill Whether
They Like It Or Not
At a recent meeting with US state governors in Washington, DC, President
Obama made clear his intent to force the individual states to comply
with his unconstitutional health care overhaul.
The Hidden Tyranny: Children Diagnosed and Drugged for Profit
Not everyone has fallen for the grand hoax: 20 million kids worldwide
diagnosed with mental disorders, necessitating psychiatric drugs for
years or life. Some individuals are speaking out.
Wave of Mental Illness Sweeps America, Huge Boon for Psychiatric Drug
Twenty percent of U.S. adults - 45 million people - suffered from mental
illness in 2009, according to a report by the federal Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
History - Friday - March 4, 2011
1766 - The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, which had caused
bitter and violent opposition in the U.S. colonies.
1778 - The Continental Congress voted to ratify the Treaty of Amity and
Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance. The two treaties were the first
entered into by the U.S. government.
1789 - The first Congress of the United States met in New York and
declared that the U.S. Constitution was in effect.
1791 - Vermont was admitted as the 14th U.S. state. It was the first
addition to the original 13 American colonies.
1794 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the
U.S. Congress. The Amendment limited the jurisdiction of the federal
courts to automatically hear cases brought against a state by the
citizens of another state. Later interpretations expanded this to
include citizens of the state being sued, as well.
1813 - The Russians fighting against Napoleon reached Berlin. The French
garrison evacuated the city without a fight.
1826 - The first railroad in the U.S. was chartered. It was the Granite
Railway in Quincy, MA.
1861 - The Confederate States of America adopted the "Stars and Bars"
1877 - Emile Berliner invented the microphone.
1902 - The American Automobile Association was founded in Chicago.
1904 - In Korea, Russian troops retreated toward the Manchurian border
as 100,000 Japanese troops advanced.
1908 - The New York board of education banned the act of whipping
students in school.
1908 - France notified signatories of Algeciras that it would send
troops to Chaouia, Morocco.
1914 - Doctor Fillatre successfully separated Siamese twins.
1917 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman
elected to the House of Representatives.
1925 - Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office in Washington, DC. The
presidential inauguration was broadcast on radio for the first time.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gave his inauguration speech in
which he said "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself."
1933 - Labor Secretary Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve
in a Presidential administrative cabinet.
1947 - France and Britain signed an alliance treaty.
1954 - In Boston, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital reported the first
successful kidney transplant.
1963 - Six people received a death sentence in Paris for plotting to
kill French President Charles de Gaulle.
1974 - "People" magazine was available for the first time.
1991 - Sheik Saad al-Jaber al-Sabah, the prime minister of Kuwait,
returned to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion.
1993 - Authorities announced the arrest of Mohammad Salameh. He was
later convicted for his role in the World Trade Center Bombing in New
1994 - Bosnia's Croats and Moslems signed an agreement to form a
federation in a loose economic union with Croatia.
1994 - Four extremists were convicted in the World Trade Center bombing
in which six people were killed and more than a thousand were injured.
1997 - U.S. President Clinton barred federal spending on human cloning.
1998 - Microsoft repaired software that apparently allowed hackers to
shut down computers in government and university offices nationwide.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court said that federal law banned on-the-job
sexual harassment even when both parties are the same sex.
1999 - Monica Lewinsky's book about her affair with U.S. President
Clinton went on sale in the U.S.
2002 - Canada banned human embryo cloning but permitted
government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility
treatment or abortions.
2003 - In the southern Philippines, a bomb hidden in a backpack exploded
and killed at least 19 people at an airport.
2009 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant
for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes
against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir was the first sitting head of
state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.
Just a little something for "Feel Good Friday" - Baby
Aardvark Roxanne Is Born At The Detroit Zoo
Okay, cute is a subjective term, but just about any baby animal should
warm your heart. Aardvark Roxanne is the Detroit Zoo’s newest star. The
adorable baby – whose name means “bright star” – was born Jan. 8, 2011.
She is the second offspring of Rachaael, 6, and Mchimbaji, 7; her
sister, Amani, was born in December 2008.
US Preparing for Possible Libya Invasion
More US Troops Sent to Region as European Nations Reject Participation.
Family gets most of its food in the backyard in Prosper, Texas
Inspired to turn away from processed foods after their two younger
children had stomach troubles, the Weyenbergs started with small
changes. Those led to a move about three years ago from a big house with
a tiny yard to a smaller home on an acre lot farther out in the
countryside, in Prosper, about 45 miles north of Dallas.
China's military is the largest in the world with 2.3 million active
personnel, and an additional 1.2 million in reserve. By comparison, the
U.S. Armed Forces have just under 3 million in total active and reserve
YouTube: ALERT! New Madrid EarthQuake Imminent!!!!
PROOF that HAARP is being used!
A Conspiracy With a Silver Lining
Nonetheless, how to explain the price of silver? In the past six months,
the value of the precious metal has increased nearly 80 percent, to more
than $34 an ounce from around $19 an ounce. In the last month alone, its
price has increased nearly 23 percent.
Announced US Job Cuts Rose 20% From Year Ago, Challenger Says
Employers in the U.S. announced more job cuts in February than in the
same month last year, led by a surge at government agencies.
Dollar's Reign as World's Main Reserve Currency Is Near An End
The single most astonishing fact about foreign exchange is not the high
volume of transactions, as incredible as that growth has been. Nor is it
the volatility of currency rates, as wild as the markets are these days.
$1.2 Trillion for National Security?
What if you went to a restaurant and found it rather pricey? Still, you
ordered your meal and, when done, picked up the check only to discover
that it was almost twice the menu price.
Shadow Stats' John Williams Explains Why It's All Been Downhill Since
"If you look at the government’s latest statistics - the poverty survey
of 2009, which is the most recent release, with average and median
household income adjusted for inflation (and they use a really gimmick
low inflation rate with that one)
Legislators, Unions Acting Badly Wednesday in Madison, WI
Today was not a good day for some legislators at the Capital in Madison.
Global Food Prices Hit a Record High For the Third Straight Month
Global food prices broke another record in February: higher than
January, December and the so-called food crisis of 2008.
Spy Bloggers Not 'Friending' US Targets, Centcom Says
The U.S. Central Command says its new “Persona” social media
"infiltration" software is designed to cozy up to extremist bloggers
overseas, not law-abiding Americans chatting on Facebook or similar
97% of All US Mortgages Are Backed By the Government
I heard a recent talk by Richard Wolff - Professor of Economics Emeritus
at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (PhD in Economics from
Yale), where Wolff said that 97% of all U.S. mortgages are either
written or guaranteed by the government.
China 'Attacks the Dollar' - Moves To Further Cement Renminbi Reserve
In a surprising turn of events, today's biggest piece of news received a
mere two paragraph blurb on Reuters, and was thoroughly ignored by the
broader media. An announcement appeared shortly after midnight on the
website of the People's Bank of China.
Organism Found and Linked to GMO's!
The following information is vitally important to understanding just how
dangerous genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are, not only to the
environment, but to the health of everyone on the planet.
Indiana Judge Forces Newspapers to Rat Out Anonymous Posters
Be careful of what you post online, those comments could come back and
bite you in the backside, even if you post anonymously.
Documents Reveal TSA Research Proposal To Body-Scan Pedestrians, Train
Giving Transportation Security Administration agents a peek under your
clothes may soon be a practice that goes well beyond airport
checkpoints. Newly uncovered documents show that as early as 2006, the
Department of Homeland Security has been planning pilot programs to
deploy mobile scanning units that can be set up at public events and in
train stations, along with mobile x-ray vans capable of scanning
pedestrians on city streets.
China Aims to Settle Nationwide Trade In Yuan by 2011
China hopes to allow all exporters and importers to settle their
cross-border trades in the yuan by this year, the central bank said on
Wednesday, as part of plans to grow the currency's international role.
Claims: Jobless Claims At 2 1/2 Year Low; Productivity Rises
New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to
touch their lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years, while nonfarm
prouctivity rose as expected in the fourth quarter.
Climb Over 1%. Led by Techs; Oil Slips
Stocks rallied more than 1 percent across the board Thursday, fueled by
a handful of upbeat economic news and as oil prices declined amid talks
of a peace plan in Libya.
Saudi Arabia Contagion Triggers Gulf Rout
Fears of sectarian uprisings in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have set off
the first serious wave of investor flight from the Gulf, compounding
market turmoil as civil war in Libya pushes Brent crude over $116 a
1st Call For Impeachment By Member of Congress
A Republican congressman has told a left-leaning blog that if there is
collective support, he would favor the impeachment of Barack Obama over
his decision to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Gallup Finds US Unemployment Hitting 10.3% in February
Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, hit
10.3% in February -- up from 9.8% at the end of January. The U.S.
unemployment rate is now essentially the same as the 10.4% at the end of
UN: Food Prices Hit Record High in February
A U.N. food agency says that global food prices reached new highs in
February and warns that oil price spikes could provoke further
Drought a Major Concern For US Crops This Spring
In the AccuWeather.com Spring 2011 Forecast, Paul Pastelok, leader of
the AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team, is concerned about a
severe drought in the southern Plains and interior Southwest worsening
Veggie Shortage Hits Fast Food Chain
Some fast food chains in North America are limiting the servings of some
vegetables on their sandwiches after a frost hit crops in California and
FDA Cracks Down on Untested Cold Medicine
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will remove roughly
500 unapproved cold and allergy medications from the market as part of
an ongoing crackdown on ineffective prescription drugs
Diabetes Takes Six Years Off Your Life By Increasing Risk of
Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
A 50-year-old with Type 2 diabetes will lose an average of six years of
life as a result of the disease, only one less than would be lost by a
long-term smoker of the same age, researchers reported Wednesday.
America's Third War: Texas Farmers Under Attack at the Border
In Texas, nearly 8,200 farms and ranches back up to the Mexican border.
Hungry Dog Eats Toes of Diabetic Man, Performs Role of Surgeon in Home
What do you get when you combine a few too many beers, two large
margaritas, a hungry dog and a diabetic man with infected toes?
8000 IUs of Vitamin D Necessary to Raise Blood Levels of 'Miracle'
Anti-Cancer Nutrient, Declares Ground Breaking New Research
The reign of censorship and suppression against vitamin D is now coming
to an end.
Deep Penetrating X-Ray Body Scanners To Be Installed At Airports
If you think the current backscatter and millimeter-wave naked body
scanners found at airports are bad, wait until you see what authorities
have in store for phase two of their privacy molestation agenda.
Massive Animal Cloning Research Project Ended Due to 90 Percent Death
Rate and 'Unnecessary Suffering'
New Zealand-based research organization AgResearch has abandoned its
13-year animal cloning research program after it proved to be an abysmal
More Proof of Hygiene Theory - Exposure to Microbes Help Kids Breathe
More and more children in Europe are being diagnosed with asthma. But
not all youngsters are equally at risk.
History - Thursday - March 3, 2011
1791 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint.
1803 - The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering,
1812 - The U.S. Congress passed the first foreign aid bill.
1817 - The first commercial steamboat route from Louisville to New
Orleans was opened.
1845 - Florida became the 27th U.S. state.
1845 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation overriding a U.S.
President’s veto. It was the first time the Congress had achieved this.
1849 - The U.S. Department of the Interior was established.
1849 - The Gold Coinage Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. It
allowed the minting of gold coins.
1851 - The U.S. Congress authorized the 3-cent piece. It was the
smallest U.S. silver coin.
1857 - Britain and France declared war on China.
1863 - Free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal
1875 - The U.S. Congress authorized the 20-cent piece. It was only used
for 3 years.
1885 - The American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) was incorporated in
New York as a subsidiary of the American Bell Telephone Company.
1903 - The U.S. imposed a $2 head tax on immigrants.
1923 - The first issue of Time magazine was published.
1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was
adopted as the American national anthem.
1959 - The San Francisco Giants had their new stadium officially named
1969 - Apollo 9 was launched by NASA to test a lunar module.
1969 - Sirhan Sirhan testified in a Los Angeles court that he killed
1973 - Japan disclosed its first defense plan since World War II.
1980 - The submarine Nautilus was decommissioned. The vessels final
voyage had ended on May 26, 1979.
1985 - The TV show "Moonlighting" premiered.
1987 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a package of $30
million in non-lethal aid for the Nicaraguan Contras.
1991 - Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers.
The scene was captured on amateur video.
1994 - The Mexican government reached a peace agreement with the Chiapas
1999 - In Egypt, 19 people were killed when a bus plunged into a Nile
1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones began their attempt to
circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon non-stop. They succeeded
on March 20, 1999.
'Patriot' Paranoia: A Look at the Top Ten Conspiracy Theories
This list is a compilation of 10 of the most popular conspiracy theories
currently circulating on the radical right and, increasingly, on points
of the political spectrum much too close to the center for comfort.
8000 IUs of vitamin D daily necessary to raise blood levels of "miracle"
anti-cancer nutrient, declares groundbreaking new research
A typical adults needs 4,000 - 8,000 IUs of vitamin D each day to
prevent cancer, MS and type-1 diabetes, not the ridiculously low 400 -
800 IUs recommended by the U.S. government.
Scientists Say Higher Vitamin D Intake Will Slash Cancer, MS, and
Diabetes Risk by Half
In findings just published in the journal Anticancer Research,
scientists at the University of California (UC) San Diego School of
Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have
reported that most people need a much higher intake of vitamin D.
NEWS: U.S. service member shot dead in Germany -
A gunman shot at U.S. Air Force personnel on a bus outside Frankfurt
airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before
being taken into custody, authorities said.
Two US Airman Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt Airport
2 killed in Germany airport shooting, police say
Two U.S. Airmen Reportedly Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt
FDA Pulls 500 Cold Drugs It Has Not Approved
The Food and Drug Administration continued a push against unapproved
drugs today, ordering 500 prescription cold products off the market
because their safety record is unclear. Most are timed-release products
and many contain unnecessary combinations of drugs to relieve
congestion, sneezing and coughing, FDA said. “Given that so many cough,
cold, and allergy drug products exist that are FDA-approved prescription
products or are appropriately marketed OTC [over the counter], taking an
unapproved prescription product is an unnecessary risk,” the agency said
in a statement. “This action is necessary to protect consumers from the
potential risk of unapproved drugs,” Deborah Autor, director of FDA’s
Office of Compliance, told reporters in a telephone briefing.
The Campylobacter Infection and Your Supermarket Chicken
Microbiological tests carried out by an independent laboratory found
Campylobacter contamination on the packaging of fresh chicken purchased
at many of Britain's leading supermarkets. Experts say the problem is
bad enough that shoppers handling packaged chicken should take the same
precautions as if touching the raw meat itself. Symptoms of
campylobacter infection usually include diarrhea and stomach cramps.
There can be more serious complications, especially among the young,
elderly and ill.
Coming Dollar Crisis = Lower Stock Prices + Much Higher Gold Prices
Gold needed less than a month to recover most of the $120 drop out of
its December high… and the dollar hasn’t even broken its trend line yet…
Gold rallies tend to accelerate during each of the daily cycles
contained within a larger-degree rally. Furthermore, gold and silver
markets are quite thin compared to, say, the Treasury market, which
usually receives the bulk of safety-seeking capital.
Gold Hits Record $1,432.57 An Ounce
Gold struck a new record at $1,432.57 an ounce Tuesday as worries spread
that the surging price of oil could fuel inflation and dampen economic
The Dollar Collapse Will Shock the World
Today King World News interviewed James Turk out of Spain and Turk
issued the following warning regarding the US dollar, “I am looking at
the weekly chart for the last 2 1/2 years and my conclusion is that the
dollar is forming a massive top. If we stop to consider that gold was
rising while the dollar was basically going sideways during this period
of time, imagine how rapidly gold will rise when the dollar starts
House Passes Two-Week Extension, Averting Gov't Shutdown For Now
In a 335 to 91 vote, the House on Tuesday approved a package of
legislation that would reduce spending by $8 billion and still provide
funding for Congress through March 18.
Pope: Jews Are Not Responsible For Death of Jesus
In the second book in his series Jesus of Nazareth, set for release on
March 10, Pope Benedict XVI says that the Jews are not collectively
responsible for the death of Jesus Christ, reports the Associated Press.
Morgan Opens Gold Window
Earlier this month, J.P. Morgan made an important announcement that
received scant coverage in the media: the bank would now accept gold as
collateral for loans.
Bill Gross Aids the $64,000 Question: 'Who Will Buy Treasuries When the
Fed Doesn't ?'
After serving as the inspiration for the Chairsatan's latest appellation
with his February missive, Bill Gross now goes for the jugular with the
$64,000 question: with "nearly 70% of the annualized issuance since the
beginning of QE II has been purchased by the Fed, with the balance
absorbed by those old standbys – the Chinese, Japanese and other reserve
Corner Fleeing Gadhafi Forces After Battle
Rebel forces routed troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in a fierce battle
over an oil port Wednesday, scrambling over the dunes of a Mediterranean
beach through shelling and an air strike to corner their attackers.
Oil Settles at 2 1/2 Year High on Libya Violence
Oil rose to settle at its highest level since August 2008 on Wednesday
after an airstrike near Libya's oil infrastructure raised more fears the
OPEC nation's oil sector could become a target in embattled leader
Muammar Gaddafi's efforts to hold power.
US Assault Ships Clear Suez, Enter Mediterranean
Two U.S. amphibious assault ships have reached the Mediterranean Sea, a
U.S. official said on Wednesday, as Washington intensifies pressure on
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to end his four-decade rule.
Capitol Chaos: Resolution Passed to Find 'Wisconsin 14'
The 14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who left the state two weeks ago
will now face fines of $100 for each day they miss, if they miss two or
Announced US Job Cuts Rose 20% From Year Ago, Challenger Says
Employers in the U.S. announced more job cuts in February than in the
same month last year, led by a surge at government agencies.
Post Office Faces Cash Shortage By End of Year
The Republican-controlled House opened the envelope of postal finances
on Wednesday and what it pulled out wasn't pretty.
Earthquake Seismic Waves Can Trigger Other Seismic Events Across the
By studying seismographs from the earthquake that hit Chile last
February, earth scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have
found a statistically significant increase of microearthquakes in
central California in the first few hours after the main shock.
Ohio bill Would Ban Worker Strikes, Punish Walkout
Another showdown on an Ohio bill to restrict the bargaining rights of
public workers could come as early as Wednesday with a vote by a
Republican-majority legislative committee whose chairman says he has the
support to send the measure to the Senate.
This Middle East Meltdown Will Send Oil to $300 a Barrel
The events in Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Oman and other countries are
also forcing us to ask that long-dreaded question: What happens if the
countries throughout the Middle East region fall to radical governments?
Extreme Super (Full) Moon to Cause Chaos
Coming up later this month (March 19 to be exact) the moon will make its
closest approach to Earth (called lunar perigee) in 18 years.
Dr. Jonas Salk, Inventor of Polio Vaccine, Exposed as Criminal-Minded
Scientist Who Conducted Illicit Medical Experiments on Mental Patients
Dr. Jonas Salk, one of the "gods" in the cult of pharmacology -- a man
who is credited with inventing the polio vaccine -- has now been exposed
as a medical criminal who conducted illegal medical experiments on
Treat Ulcers With Probiotics, Not Antibiotics
Ulcers caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacterial strain may be more
effectively treated by beneficial probiotics rather than by conventional
antibiotics, according to a new study published in the journal Applied
and Environmental Microbiology.
GAC Super Fruit Improves Vision, Immune Function
The bright-red Gac superfruit from Vietnam, also known as Momordica
cochinchinensis, may not yet be all that popular throughout North
America, but in Southeast Asia and China it is widely cultivated and
consumed for its unique taste and myriad health benefits.
Droves of Bald Eagles Dropping From Skies in Canada
Bald eagles in the Comox Valley of British Columbia, Can., are having a
difficult time finding food these days.
History - Wednesday - March 2, 2011
1807 - The U.S. Congress passed an act to "prohibit the importation of
slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United
States... from any foreign kingdom, place, or country."
1836 - Texas declared its independence from Mexico and an ad interim
government was formed.
1861 - The U.S. Congress created the Territory of Nevada.
1866 - Excelsior Needle Company began making sewing machine needles.
1877 - In the U.S., Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the
1876 presidential election by the U.S. Congress. Samuel J. Tilden,
however, had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
1897 - U.S. President Cleveland vetoed legislation that would have
required a literacy test for immigrants entering the country.
1899 - Mount Rainier National Park in Washington was established by the
1899 - U.S. President McKinley signed a measure that created the rank of
Admiral for the U.S. Navy. The first admiral was George Dewey.
1900 - The U.S. Congress voted to give $2 million in aid to Puerto Rico.
1901 - The U.S. Congress passed the Platt amendment, which limited Cuban
autonomy as a condition for withdrawal of U.S. troops.
1903 - The Martha Washington Hotel opened for business in New York City.
The hotel had 416 rooms and was the first hotel exclusively for women.
1908 - In New York, the Committee of the Russian Republican
Administration was founded.
1908 - In Paris, Gabriel Lippmann introduced three-dimensional color
photography at the Academy of Sciences.
1917 - The Russian Revolution began with Czar Nicholas II abdicating.
1917 - Citizens of Puerto Rico were granted U.S. citizenship with the
enactment of the Jones Act.
1925 - State and federal highway officials developed a nationwide
route-numbering system and adopted the familiar U.S. shield-shaped,
1929 - The U.S. Court of Customs & Patent Appeals was created by the
1939 - The Massachusetts legislature voted to ratify the Bill of Rights
to the U.S. Constitution. These first ten amendments had gone into
effect 147 years before.
1946 - Ho Chi Minh was elected President of Vietnam.
1969 - In Toulouse, France, the supersonic transport Concorde made its
first test flight.
1974 - Postage stamps jumped from 8 to 10 cents for first-class mail.
1983 - The U.S.S.R. performed an underground nuclear test.
1985 - The U.S. government approved a screening test for AIDS that
detected antibodies to the virus that allowed possibly contaminated
blood to be kept out of the blood supply.
2003 - Over the Sea of Japan, there was a confrontation between four
armed North Korean fighter jets and a U.S. RC-135S Cobra Ball. No shots
were fired in the encounted in international airspace about 150 miles
off North Korea's coast. The U.S. Air Force announced that it would
resume reconnaissance flights on March 12.
2004 - NASA announced that the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered
evidence that water had existed on Mars in the past.
NEWS: U.S. service member shot dead in Germany
2 killed in Germany airport shooting, police say
Two U.S. Airmen Reportedly Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt
YouTube: Rep. Ted Poe: There's 192 Countries That Exist In The World &
We Give Foreign Aid To Over 150 Of Them!"
Yikes! Guess who was named dangerous 'patriot' group
Southern Poverty Law Center publishes 'antigovernment,
conspiracy-minded' list. Yes indeed....A new report from the Southern
Poverty Law Center on "hate groups" warns of the explosive growth in
2010 of extremist, "patriot" organizations, among them the Constitution
Party, Oath Keepers and WorldNetDaily.
This Middle East Meltdown Will Send Oil to $300 a Barrel - and Pump
Prices to $9.57 a Gallon
Under such a scenario, we'd be looking at U.S. gas prices of about $9.57
a gallon - up from the current $3.19. The cost to the typical motorist -
who uses about 500 gallons of gas - would be an additional $2,700
(assuming that his usage declined by 11.4%). That's not enough to afford
the payments on a $41,000 Chevy Volt, suggesting that government-backed
schemes to shunt the citizenry out of their gas-guzzlers still remain
uneconomic - even with crude oil at $300 a barrel.
Feds awards $215 million pacts for flu vaccines
Novavax will develop new technology to make vaccines using insect cells.
VaxInnate will develop technology that combines influenza and bacteria
proteins to stimulate strong immune response against the flu.
Gold Buying in China Jumps as Inflation Flares, Boosting Demand
Gold purchases in China, the world’s largest producer, climbed to 200
metric tons in the first two months of 2011 as faster inflation boosted
consumer demand, according to UBS AG, which said the price may gain to
H1N1 and bird flu virus produce dangerous hybrids
The H1N1 swine flu virus is compatible with a bird flu virus that is
endemic in poultry in Asia and they can produce hybrid viruses packed
with greater killing power, Chinese researchers warned on Monday. The
scientists made 127 hybrid viruses by mixing genes of the H1N1 and the
avian H9N2 virus in a laboratory, and eight of the hybrids turned out to
be more virulent than either parents when tested in mice.
BP fund lawyer to refuse 100,000 Gulf spill disaster claims
Upwards of 100,000 claims arising from the BP oil disaster in the Gulf
of Mexico may never be paid, the beleaguered administrator of the oil
company's compensation fund has acknowledged. "Here is the problem that
I continually have to address … roughly 80% of the claims that we now
have in the queue lack proof," Feinberg told foreign reporters in
Washington. "That is a huge number."
Libyan Rebels Fight Off Qaddafi
Libyan rebels fought off an onslaught by dictator Col. Muammar
el-Qaddafi during six hours of fierce battle overnight, reports the Wall
US Tightens Military Grip On Gaddafi
The west was edging towards a possible military confrontation with
Muammar Gaddafi's regime, as the US deployed naval and air force units
around Libya, and David Cameron ordered contingency plans for Britain to
help enforce a no-fly zone.
QE3? Several Top Federal Reserve Officials Seem To Think That More
Quantitative Easing Is Necessary
The end of QE2 is still several months away and yet quite a few top
Federal Reserve officials are already hinting that more quantitative
easing may be necessary.
They're Playing Games, Literally, In The Justice Department
An open letter to Rep. Frank Wolf, chairman of the House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science:
US Department of Truth Goes Full Retard After ISM Employment Index
Prints At Highest Since 1973
The total farce that is US diffusion index data continues, with the
manufacturing ISM printing at 61.4 on expectations of 61.0, and compared
to 60.8 previously.
JPMorgan Fighting 10,000 Lawsuits
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- JPMorgan Chase (JPM_) is a defendant in more
than 10,000 legal proceedings and may be $4.5 billion short of reserves
needed to cover those costs in a worst-case scenario, the firm said in a
regulatory filing on Monday.
Surge In Oil Prices Not Hurting US Economy
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a fairly upbeat assessment
of the U.S. economy Tuesday, saying the recent surge in oil prices is
unlikely to have a major effect on growth or inflation as long as higher
prices do not become sustained.
Bad Day? Need a Laugh?
This Baby Will Put a Smile On Your Face!
THIS Is What the Unions Are All ABOUT! SHAME on THEM!
Long time readers of DRScoundrels will remember some posts by our very
good friend Kayte of sECULAR sTUPIDEST.
Could Venezuela Really Go Bankrupt?
Ever since Greece plunged into a sovereign debt crisis in 2009,
investors have focused on which European country might be next.
Gold Ends At Record On Inflation Fears Metals Stocks
Gold futures closed at a record high and silver futures advanced to a
fresh three-decade high on Tuesday as simmering tensions in the Middle
East and North Africa, along with fears of inflation, drew investors to
Oil Prices Jump on Middle East, Bernanke Comments
Oil prices climbed Tuesday as Iran clamped down on anti-government
protesters and unrest in the Middle East threatened to keep energy
prices high for months to come.
Saudi Arabia Sends Tanks to Riot-Hit Bahrain
Saudi Arabia has sent dozens of tanks to Bahrain, where anti-government
protests continue for about two weeks, Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm
newspaper said on Tuesday.
UN Set to Adopt Report Praising Libya's Record
The UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing
Libya's human rights record -- despite moving to suspend the Arab
country's council membership amid an international outcry over attacks
4.7 Earthquake, Arkansas, Swarm, Enola Swarm, Natural Gas Industry,
The largest earthquake to hit Arkansas in 35 years also shook parts of
Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi on Sunday night. This
comes in a swarm of about 800 earthquakes to strike north central
Arkansas since September.
Flooding, Power Cuts in Parts of Midwest
Storms with heavy rain, high winds and hail flooded homes and roads
Monday and knocked out power in parts of the Midwest, where at least six
people were injured and two tornadoes touched down in Indiana. Three
homes in Kentucky were destroyed by a tornado.
Food Prices to Skyrocket, Riots Could Follow, Suggests USDA
When the upswing in commodity prices eventually makes its way throughout
the food system in mid-to-late 2011, food prices are sure to spike with
levels potentially reaching those of 2008, announced U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) economist Ephraim Leibtag at the agency's annual
Body Bags Reveal Fate of Soldiers Who Refused to Fire On Their Own
The bodies were in dark green shrouds lying on the concrete floor of the
morgue, 10 prisoners shot and then set on fire as the security forces of
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi unleashed a last round of vengeful violence
before being forced to flee.
US, UK, French Forces Land in Libya
Islamabad—The United States, Britain and France have sent several
hundred “defence advisors” to train and support the anti-Gadhafi forces
in oil-rich Eastern Libya where “rebels armed groups” have apparently
China's Holdings of US Debt Larger Than Reported
China's holdings of US bonds reached $1.16 trillion at the end of
December, almost $270 billion more than previously estimated, new data
Cocoa Surges to 32-Year High on Ivory Coast Political Unrest
Cocoa futures jumped to a 32-year high on mounting political unrest in
Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer.
Obama: Criticizing Public Employees Violates Their Rights
At a recent gathering of US governors in Washington, DC, President Obama
castigated those who he says are violating the "rights" of public
employees by criticizing them.
Arkansas Legislature Ignores Science, Mandates Toxic Fluoridation For
In the wake of the recent recommendation made by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) to lower water fluoridation levels from
the 1.2 parts per million (ppm) upper threshold to 0.7 ppm, the
legislature of the state of Arkansas has decided to mandate that all
cities and communities in the state with populations of 5,000 or more
fluoridate their water supplies.
History - Tuesday - March 1, 2011
1692 - In Salem Village, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Salem
witch trials began. Four women were the first to be charged.
1781 - In America, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of
1790 - The U.S. Congress authorized the first U.S. census.
1803 - Ohio became the 17th U.S. state.
1845 - U.S. President Tyler signed the congressional resolution to annex
the Republic of Texas.
1867 - Nebraska became the 37th U.S. state.
1869 - Postage stamps with scenes were issued for the first time.
1872 - The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone National
Park. It was the world's first national park.
1932 - The 22-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped.
The child was found dead in May.
1937 - U.S. Steel raised workers’ wages to $5 a day.
1937 - In Connecticut, the first permanent automobile license plates
1941 - FM Radio began in Nashville, TN, when station W47NV began
1954 - The United States announced that it had conducted a hydrogen bomb
test on the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1954 - Five U.S. congressmen were wounded when four Puerto Rican
nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of
1961 - The Peace Corps was established by U.S. President Kennedy.
1962 - Pakistan announced that it had a new constitution that set up a
presidential system of government.
1966 - The Soviet probe, Venera 3 crashed on the planet Venus. It was
the first unmanned spacecraft to land on the surface of another planet.
1966 - Ghana ordered all Soviet, East German and Chinese technicians to
leave the country.
1974 - Seven people were indicted in connection with the Watergate
break-in. The charge was conspiring to obstruct justice.
1989 - In Washington, DC, Mayor Barry and the City council imposed a
curfew on minors.
1992 - King Fahd of Saudi Arabia announced major political reforms that
ceded some powers after 10 years of disciplined rule.
2002 - Operation Anaconda began in eastern Afghanistan. Allied forces
were fighting against Taliban and Al Quaida fighters.
2003 - In the U.S., approximately 180,000 personnel from 22 different
organizations around the government became part of the Department of
Homeland Security. This completed the largest government reorganization
since the beginning of the Cold War.
2003 - Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured by CIA and Pakistani agents
near Islamabad. He was the suspected mastermind behind the terrorist
attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Madrid Seismic Zone graphics, illustrations, diagrams
Natural gas pipelines & NMSZ
The Market Is Telling Us That the Dollar Is Finished
Sure, the food and freedom riots that are spreading across the globe are
a major indicator that civil unrest follows very closely behind resource
shortages and economic turmoil…but there’s something else that I’ve
noticed recently– it’s a sea change in the financial system.
Past medical testing on humans revealed
Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was
fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such
experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut,
squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland,
and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York
hospital. Much of this horrific history is 40 to 80 years old, but it is
the backdrop for a meeting in Washington this week by a presidential
bioethics commission. The meeting was triggered by the government’s
apology last fall for federal doctors infecting prisoners and mental
patients in Guatemala with syphilis 65 years ago. U.S. officials also
acknowledged there had been dozens of similar experiments in the United
States _ studies that often involved making healthy people sick.
Is the Real Crisis About to Begin?
The BIG story from last week is that stocks broke support in a BIG way,
falling below the trendline that has supported them since this rally
started in late August ‘10. Indeed, it looks as though we not only broke
below this line but have since rallied to retest it: a classic pattern
A Quick Summary of the Latest Events In Libya
The U.S. is moving military assets in the Middle East in an effort to
provide "flexibility [and] options," according to Reuters (via Al
Flood destroys many supplies at Second Harvest Food Bank of East
Flood waters have destroyed many food supplies at Second Harvest Food
Bank. Food banks will not get their deliveries this week. Nearly two
feet of water seeped into the organization's warehouse located on
Delaware Avenue in North Knoxville. The warehouse houses 5 offices, a
freezer and all of the food the non-profit organization gives away.
Do Plunging Tax Refunds and Declining Tax Withholdings Predict a
Consumption Collapse and a Subpar Nonfarm Payroll Number?
Almost a year ago, Zero Hedge looked at the trend in US tax refunds, and
we found that last year the government was doing everything in its power
to accelerate the remittance of refunds to taxpayers.
Obama Says Kadhafi Must 'Leave Now'
President Barack Obama said Saturday that Libya's leader Moamer Kadhafi
needs to "leave now," having lost the legitimacy to rule, a White House
Could Venezuela Really Go Bankrupt?
Ever since Greece plunged into a sovereign debt crisis in 2009,
investors have focused on which European country might be next.
Wisconsin's Walker to Absent Democrats: 24 Hours to Return
Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker said on Monday that absent
senate Democrats have 24 hours to return and vote on a measure to reduce
the power of public sector unions or the state will miss out on
opportunity to refinance its debt.
Oil Rises $1 as Oman Protests Fan Supply Concern
Brent crude rose over 1 percent to near $114 a barrel on Monday as
protests in Oman fuels concern about security of supply from the Middle
East and North Africa even as top exporter Saudi Arabia pumps more.
External Security Cameras Coming to 'Real Time Crime Center'
Attempting a police omniscience seen in only about 20 U.S. cities, the
Ogden Police Department is gearing up for a "real time crime center" to
be operational soon after its Crime Blimp launches.
Heirloom Plants: Gardeners Growing Produce That Has a Heritage - and
Tastes Good Too
No one knows when people first started gardening. In the book of Genesis
in the Bible, we read that the Creator "planted a garden eastward in
Eden." If he used seeds to do this, they certainly met the definition of
Iceland Hit by 400 Earthquakes in 24 Hour, Krisuvik Volcano Show
After four days of continues earthquake activity it appears that
Krísuvík volcano has stepped up it’s activity by a order of magnitude.
ARKANSAS; Largest Earthquake Since 1969 Rattles State
According the the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a preliminary magnitude
4.7 hit 4 miles northeast of Greenbrier just after 11:00 p.m.
In Less Than 90 Days, You Will Be 'REQUIRED' by Federal Law to Carry a
'National ID' Card
Even though no one on Capitol Hill is talking about it, unless it is
stopped, the provisions of The Real ID Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-13,
119 Stat 392), through the Department of Homeland Security, will require
the federalization of State-issued driver's licenses by May 11, 2011.
Ordinary Compasses Thrown Off By Changes in Earth's Magnetic Field
The Earth's magnetic field is changing at an increasing rate, throwing
off airports and altering the aurora borealis -- and its effect on
ordinary compasses could mean the difference between homeward bound and