Today in History May 29, 2009
1721 - South Carolina was formally incorporated as a royal colony.
1765 - Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of
1790 - Rhode Island became the last of the original thirteen colonies to
ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1848 - Wisconsin became the 30th state to join the United States.
1849 - A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln.
1911 - The first running of the Indianapolis 500 took place.
1912 - Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis
Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot
while on the job.
1916 - The official flag of the president of the United States was
1932 - World War I veterans began arriving in Washington, DC. to demand
cash bonuses they were not scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men to
reach the top of Mount Everest.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon agreed to turn over 1,200 pages of edited
1978 - In the U.S., postage stamps were raised from 13 cents to 15
1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the
International Space Station.
NEWS - US Army moves to DEFCON 2 -- Sources close to MiNa claim
the US Army has moved their alert level to Defcon 2. This was initiated
by the alarming situation in North Korea. The US Army has over 35,000
troops stationed in South Korea, well within reach of North Korean
Ft Campbell training soldiers after rash of suicides -- Regular
duties are suspended for three days at Fort Campbell, which leads the
Army in suicides this year, so commanders can identify and help soldiers
who are struggling with the stress of war and most at risk for killing
Paramedic Fight Caught on Tape -- PADEN, Oklahoma -- An Oklahoma
Highway Patrol trooper and a paramedic were caught on tape scuffling
Sunday while a patient was being taken to the hospital.
Active & retired top military brass met to discuss what really happened
on 911 -- WMR has learned from a well-informed source that in the
months after the 9/11 attacks, a group of retired and active duty
military officers, with ranks as high as general, met in an informal and
hush-hush working group to discuss what actually occurred on September
Children who get flu shot have 3 times the risk of being hospitalized
for flu -- The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be
effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children,
especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu
vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not
get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on May
19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic
Society in San Diego.
As crisis deepens, US bolsters S Korea arsenal -- While North Korea
strikes an increasingly belligerent pose, the South Korean government is
planning a serious military upgrade — with some help from Washington.
US to press FBI into counter terror ops -- The US plans to push the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department into
global counter-terrorism operations in a shift away from the Bush
administration's policy that relied largely on the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA), a media report said Thursday.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine calls for immediate
moratorium on GM foods -- The American Academy of Environmental
Medicine (AAEM) today released its position paper on Genetically
Modified foods stating that "GM foods pose a serious health risk" and
calling for a moratorium on GM foods.
Childhood chemo increases chance of cancer later in life --
Survivors of childhood cancer have a higher life-long risk of developing
a new form of the disease, a study shows.
Pennsylvania to re-apply to toll Interstate 80 -- Allen Biehler,
chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and secretary of
transportation says the state will reapply to the feds to get permission
to toll I-80.
Obama demand right to recruit minors for military -- Humboldt
County, California voters passed measures F and J last November
prohibiting military recruiters from initiating contact with minors. Now
the Obama administration is demanding that the law be overturned. A
court hearing is scheduled for June 9 in Oakland, California. The
measures which passed by a large margin allow recruitment to occur if
the minor initiates contact. Federal government lawyers claim
"irreparable harm" if the laws stand. While minors can't enlist without
parental consent they can be signed up in the Delayed Entry Program,
where they commit to enlistment after they turn eighteen.
Cancer risk in cell phones: it's official -- MOBILE phones DO
increase the risk of brain cancer, scientists claimed yesterday.
The chances of developing a malignant tumour are "significantly
increased" for people who use a mobile for ten years.
Big Brother asks-Do you have a flush toilet? -- The federal
government is forcing 3 million Americans to disclose sensitive,
personal information about finances, health and lifestyle in a 14-page
survey – including questions about availability of household flush
toilets and difficulty with undressing and bathing. Huh????
Algae protein could stop deadly SARS infection -- One reason the
emergence of H1N1, also called swine flu, has caused so much concern --
and near hysteria in some cases -- is the memory of the painful and
often fatal outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) back in
2003. Read More...
North Dakota ranchers trying to rebound from string of disasters --
North Dakota ranchers are trying to rebound from a string of disasters:
Drought last year shriveled their pastures and hayland followed by heavy
winter snow, then spring flooding that turned roads and fields to mud.
hits year's low -- Despite some lift from intermodal volume, major
U.S. railroads by two important measures had their worst week so far
About 12% of homeowners late in paying or in foreclosure -- One of
eight U.S. households with a mortgage ended the first quarter late on
loan payments or in the foreclosure process in a crisis that will
persist for at least another year until unemployment peaks, the Mortgage
Bankers Association said on Thursday.
US wants to paint the world white to save energy -- Energy Secretary
Steven Chu said Tuesday the Obama administration wanted to paint roofs
an energy-reflecting white, as he took part in a climate change
symposium in London.
April truck tonnage plunges 13.2% -- Drop Is Biggest in 13 Years;
Reading Is Lowest Since 2001
Amazon indigenous protest cause reprisal from Peruvian government --
After more than six weeks of protests by Peru's Amazonian indigenous
groups that have included blockades of major roads and waterways and the
shutting down an oil pipeline pumping station, the Peruvian government
has begun to crack down.
Today in History May 28, 2009
585 BC - Thales Miletus predicted a solar eclipse. .
1774 - The First Continental Congress convened in Virginia.
1863 - The first black regiment left Boston to fight in the U.S. Civil
1928 - Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.
1934 - The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to
Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to
1937 - U.S. President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, DC,
signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the newly opened Golden
Gate Bridge in California.
1976 - The Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty was signed, limiting any
nuclear explosion - regardless of its purpose - to a yield of 150
1996 - U.S. President Clinton's former business partners in the
Whitewater land deal were convicted of fraud.
1998 - Dr. Susan Terebey discoved a planet outside of our solar system
with the use of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Russia fears Korea conflict could go nuclear - Russia is taking
security measures as a precaution against the possibility tension over
North Korea could escalate into nuclear war.
South Korea, US troops on high alert after N. Korea threat -- South
Korean and U.S. troops raised their alert Thursday to the highest level
since 2006 after North Korea renounced its truce with the allied forces
and threatened to strike any ships trying to intercept its vessels.
New Monkey Species Found in Remote Amazon -- A previously unknown
species of uakari monkey was found during recent hunting trips in the
Amazon, a New Zealand primatologist has announced.
YouTube: Obama Administration to Implement Government Flu Shot Program??
-- Are the governments of the world preparing to vaccinate the entire
populace? It seems that may be the case.
the firing line as defense cuts loom -- Lawmakers brace for battle
as Obama seeks cuts to some major weapons programs. The next-generation
presidential helicopter — called the VH-71 — is one project that
Congress could kill, which likely would mean the end of many high-paying
jobs for one New York town.
IRS tax revenue down 34% -- Federal tax revenue plunged $138
billion, or 34%, in April vs. a year ago — the biggest April drop since
1981, a study released Tuesday by the American Institute for Economic
Government readies youth corps to take on vets -- Shocking New York
Times article about Boy Scouts being trained to disarm and kill American
citizens stokes fears of Hitler Youth.
Britain's CCTV to track & log all car journeys -- Britain’s network
of spy-cameras includes a fleet of Automatic Number Plate Recognition
cams which read around 10 million license plates a day. These will soon
be piped into one central computer which will compile and share this
intelligence across the nation.
Reusable grocery bags may poison you -- Two independent labs were
hired by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association to study the bags,
and found that 64 percent of them harbored some level of bacteria. Yeast
or mold was found in 40 percent of the bags, and some bags even had
detectable levels of fecal intestinal bacteria.
Transportation Secretary promotes anti-car agenda -- US
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday explained how his
policies are designed to discourage the ownership and use of
Cancer drugs makes fingerprints disappear: patient detained at border
-- In a letter just published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology,
Dr Eng-Huat Tan, a cancer specialist in the medical oncology department
at the National Cancer Centre in Singapore, reported on a perplexing
case of missing fingerprints due to the cancer drug capecitabine. And he
has warned that other people taking the drug should start carrying a
doctor's letter with them if they want to travel to the U.S.
Wendell Berry & Community Farm alliance protect NAIS in Kentucky --
The Community Farm Alliance (CFA) and their allies in Kentucky, Ohio and
Indiana got the opportunity to garner good free press while speaking out
forcefully in a broad alliance against the follies of a hijacked
department of the government, in this case the U.S. Department of
Agriculture on Friday, May 22.
Swine flu spreading faster than data show -- Swine flu is spreading
more widely than official figures indicate, with outbreaks in Europe and
Asia showing it’s gained a foothold in at least three regions.
Washington is considering a national sales tax -- With budget
deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus
expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a
fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a
national sales tax.
How much cash have we wasted in Afghanistan -- Since 2001, the
United States has provided around $32 billion in aid and reconstruction
assistance to Afghanistan. But unfortunately, the top government
watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction is only just getting around to
checking the books.
Earthquake rattles sea floor off Oregon coast -- The U.S. Geological
Survey reported a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck off the Oregon Coast
at 11 a.m. today.
The top 10 ways to know you are living in a medical police state --
Are Americans really living in a medical police state? The recent news
with Daniel Hauser and his family's fight over chemotherapy seems to
indicate so. Here are ten ways to recognize whether you're living under
the oppressive tyranny of a medical police state.
US, Canada meet on border security -- The United States and Canada
not only share a border but also a determination to tackle transborder
threats, the countries' security leaders said Wednesday.
homeless camp next door in Anchorage Alaska -- Read the story about
a homeless camp located just next door to the author of the article.
Dallas Federal reserve has 99 trillion in unfunded liabilities --
Over $99 trillion? That's a serious shortfall.
Today in History May 27, 2009
1901 - The Edison Storage Battery Company was organized.
1907 - The Bubonic Plague broke out in San Francisco.
1919 - A U.S. Navy seaplane completed the first transatlantic flight.
1931 - Piccard and Knipfer made the first flight into the stratosphere,
1933 - In the U.S., the Federal Securities Act was signed. The act
required the registration of securities with the Federal Trade
1935 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that President Franklin
Roosevelt's National Industrial Recovery Act was unconstitutional.
1937 - In California, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened to pedestrian
traffic. The bridge connected San Francisco and Marin County.
1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national
emergency" amid rising world tensions.
1977 - George H. Willig was fined for scaling the World Trade Center in
New York on May 26. He was fined $1.10.
1998 - Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in prison for not
warning anyone about the plot to bomb an Oklahoma City federal building.
US Army prepared to stay in Iraq for a decade -- The Pentagon is
prepared to remain in Iraq for as long as a decade despite an agreement
between Washington and Baghdad that would bring all American troops home
by 2012, according to the US army chief of staff. Gen George Casey said
the world remained "dangerous and unpredictable", and the Pentagon must
plan for extended US combat and stability operations in both Iraq and
Afghanistan that could deploy 50,000 US military personnel for a decade.
GM moves step closer to bankruptcy -- Company announces that few
bondholders were interested in a plan to swap debt for stock. New
ownership stakes take shape: U.S. to get nearly 70%.
Senate bill seeks to prohibit tolling of federal highways -- A U.S.
senator from Texas has filed a bill that would prohibit the tolling of
highways built with federal funds. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX,
filed S1115 on Thursday, May 21, and it was referred to the Senate
Environment & Public Works Committee.
Deed-privatized FEMA website -- How prepared are you? What is your
plan? To whom will you turn in an emergency? Have you considered how
reliant you are on the conveniences of modern society? Do you understand
the secondary and tertiary effects of a disaster, or of an economic
dislocation, and how they can impact you, your family, employer or
corporation? What is the potential cost of being unprepared?
Who ya gonna call when disaster strikes?
soy-destroy the earth & humans for profit -- Genetically modified
(GM) soy accounts for 91 percent of soybeans planted in the US and is
rapidly growing throughout the world.
China to build world's largest quake simulator -- A Chinese
university said Tuesday it had started to build the world's largest
quake simulator, a week after the first anniversary of the deadly
earthquake in southwest China.
Government experiments on US soldiers exposed in court case --
Lawsuits are being filed against the CIA and the US Army on behalf of
the Vietnam Veterans of America and six former American soldiers who
claim they are the real thing: survivors of classified government tests
conducted at the Army's Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland between 1950 and
Nobel Peace Laureate detained by homeland security -- Maguire was
held for two hours, during which she was questioned, fingerprinted,
photographed and questioned again. This resulted in her missing her
flight. She was released upon the actions of the Nobel Women's
Initiatives representatives' who insisted on her immediate release.
Right wing military writer "we may have to kill journalists" -- in a
segment titled "The killers without guns," Peters suggests that the
media is responsible for "saving" Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in
Lebanon, but that media had "failed to
defeat" the U.S. government's charge toward Iraq.
Interview with Billy Best who fled chemo at age 16 and beat hodgkins
lymphoma -- Fleeing his parents and medical "authorities," Billy
discovered his own natural treatments for cancer with the help of
concerned citizens, and by changing his diet and taking these natural
remedies, he was able to heal cancer and save his own life..
Towns rethink self reliance as finances worsen -- As the recession
batters city budgets around the U.S., some municipalities are
considering the once-unthinkable option of dissolving themselves through
Medical care sought by over 1 million Californians in Mexico -- An
estimated 952,000 California adults sought medical, dental or
prescription services in Mexico annually, and of these, 488,000 were
Mexican immigrants, according to the research paper,
"Heading South: Why Mexican Immigrants in California Seek Health
Services in Mexico."
Officials see doubling of presciption drug deaths -- From 2001 to
2005, More Than 32,000 People Died of Prescription Drug Overdoses.
Man faces life in prison for paying employees in gold & silver coin
-- According to the government, Kahre and others concocted a fraudulent
cash payroll "scheme" and then peddled it to other Las Vegas
contractors. Defendants did not report to the IRS any payments made to
workers, "either at the true amount or at the bogus amount, ... being
the face value of the coin or coins," according to the indictment.
Microchipping your money-theme park wristbands can also be debit card
-- The wristbands have a microchip and are being used nationwide in
theme parks as a debit card.
US killed 97 Afghan civilians in 2 days -- Afghanistan's Independent
Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), which launched a probe into early May
US-led air strikes in the country, announced Tuesday that 21 of the
fatalities of the attacks were women and
Hazardous WHO phase daze -- The W.H.O., starting in April, quickly
raised its alert level to 4 and then 5 as the virus spread in North
America. But even as the virus infected people in Britain, Spain and
Japan, the agency did not go to Level 6, which signifies spread to a new
continent. Dr. Fukuda argued that there was still no proof of "community
spread," meaning beyond travelers, schools and contacts.
The Bilderberg plan for 2009:remkaing the global political economy
-- Roughly 130 of the world’s most powerful individuals came together to
discuss the pressing issues of today, and to chart a course for the next
year. The main topic of discussion at this years meeting was the global
financial crisis, which is no surprise, considering the list of
conference attendees includes many of the primary architects of the
crisis, as well as those poised to “solve” it.
Speed cameras attacked in Germany, Italy, Poland & UK -- Vigilantes
disable and destroy speed cameras located in Germany, Italy, Poland and
Tool making birds: necessity is the mother of invention for rooks --
Researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Queen Mary, University
of London have found that rooks, a member of the crow family, are
capable of using and making tools, modifying them to make them work and
using two tools in a sequence.
Vaccines: crossing immunological boundaries -- By the time the
average person reaches adulthood they will have accumulated
approximately 68 vaccines. We need to start asking questions.
A hidden drip, drip, drip beneath the earth's surface -- Geologists
find 'blob' of material beneath the US West Great Basin
Today in History May 26, 2009
1835 - A resolution was passed in the U.S. Congress stating that
Congress has no authority over state slavery laws.
1836 - The U.S. House of Representatives adopted what has been called
the Gag Rule.
1864 - The Territory of Montana was organized.
1868 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted, by one vote, of all
charges in his impeachment trial.
1896 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average appeared for the first time in
the "Wall Street Journal."
1938 - The House Committee on Un-American Activities began its work of
searching for subversives in the United States.
1946 - A patent was filed in the United States for an H-bomb.
1948 - The U.S. Congress passed Public Law 557 which permanently
established the Civil Air Patrol as the Auxiliary of the new U.S. Air
1956 - The first trailer bank opened for business in Locust Grove, Long
Island, NY. The 46-foot-long trailer took in $100,000 in deposits its
1959 - The word "Frisbee" became a registered trademark of Wham-O.
1969 - The Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful
eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.
1975 - American stuntman Evel Knievel suffered severe spinal injuries in
Britain when he crashed while attempting to jump 13 buses in his car.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ellis Island was mainly in New
Jersey, not New York.
Website to find
local farms etc. -- Use this website to find farmers' markets,
family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area,
where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Turmeric Reduces Weight Gain, Suppresses Fat -- In addition to being
the seasoning that provides flavor to Indian curries, the yellow-gold
spice known as turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) has long been an important
part of traditional Asian medicine. Throughout countless centuries,
herbalists have prescribed it to treat gastrointestinal problems, lack
of energy, arthritis pain and other conditions.
Top 100 EMF websites -- This is a .pdf file.
Generic Drug Plant Caught Falsifying Data -- The FDA has ordered a
halt to approvals of drugs relying on data from a generic drug factory
in India that was found to be falsifying data.
Businesses gain goods, services by bartering through exchanges
Man who fled chemo as teen says he'd still fight
USDA listening tour on NAIS continues, many are opposed
Tennessee-proposal stopping confiscation of guns now law
Montana-new gun law aimed at asserting sovereignty
Iranian Navy sends warships to Gulf of Aden -- (Reuters) - Iran has
sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden,
to show its ability to confront any foreign threats, its naval commander
said on Monday.
North Korea conducts second nuclear test, U.N. to meet -- North
Korea conducted a second nuclear test on Monday that was far more
powerful than its first one, triggering an emergency U.N. Security
Council meeting on the hermit state's defiant act, but financial markets
wobbled only briefly on the news.
33 Of The Healthiest Foods On Earth By David H Murdock
12 basic precautions to minimize radiation exposure when using a cell
Home: No place for Bible study -- County demands pastor spend
thousands on 'Major Use' permit to host friends. A San Diego pastor and
his wife claim they were interrogated by a county official and warned
they will face escalating fines if they continue to hold Bible studies
in their home.
Google Earth project maps the fallen in Iraq & Afghanistan -- Google
Earth developer Sean Askay has put together something truly remarkable
for this Memorial Day. It’s called “Map the Fallen,” and it “uses Google
Earth to honor the more than 5,700 American and Coalition servicemen and
women that have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
H1N1 vaccine to be tested on human subjects -- Vical Incorporated
announced today that in the two weeks since launching its program to
develop a vaccine against H1N1 influenza (swine flu), the company has
completed development of a prototype H1 vaccine, produced an initial
supply of research-grade material, and initiated immunogenicity testing
Hundreds of Texans lose property over massive scam
History of the synthetic H1N1 virus and a not so rosy future -- WMR
has learned from a research scientist who has been working on the
recreation of the 1918 flu that the genetic material has been
re-engineered to synthetically create what is now known as the A/H1N1
Taliban are using weapons supplies by US
Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals -- The Dutch
justice ministry has announced it will close eight prisons and cut 1,200
jobs in the prison system. A decline in crime has left many cells empty.
people fight back..soccer fans retaliate against police brutality --
In this clip, an exuberant soccer fan runs across the playing field. He
shouldn’t do this of course. He should be apprehended, removed from the
playing field and given a citation.
GM dealership fighting back, refuses to close
Families line up for child ID program -- Dozens of families lined up
along Kinderkamack Avenue to take advantage of the Fulton-Friendship
Lodge’s Child Identification Program which, through collecting data
about youngsters in case they go missing, helps parents retain some
precious things they already have.
rustling on the rise as recession takes bite -- Cattle ranching is a
multibillion-dollar industry in the United States and cattle theft is a
small but growing problem as a recession bites and thieves realize that
stealing cows is a relatively easy way to raise a quick buck.
Trouble ahead-millions of mortgages will rachet upward soon -- Zacks
Research analyst Dirk van Dijk warns that another major mortgage crisis
lies ahead as huge numbers of homeowners who have been making only
minimum payments on their “pick a payment” mortgages have to start
paying in full.
History of the synthetic H1N1 virus and a not so rosy future -- WMR has
learned from a research scientist who has been working on the recreation
of the 1918 flu that the genetic material has been re-engineered to
synthetically create what is now known as the A/H1N1 virus, or as the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls it, the “nove
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May 22, 2009
Anti drug effort in Afghanistan a failure: US Admiral
FCCs warrantless household searches alarm experts
May 20, 2009
Rolling Thunder Plans ‘Saluting Our Troops’ Program
Rolling Thunder 2009 - Motorcycle Rally in Washington, DC
Spies placed among political activists
US high containment labs (we went from 5 to 15)
Tennessee speeders could get fingerprinted
1300 girls harmed by HPV vaccine in UK with bizarre side effects
The Cheerios police are at your door
California Republican explains why NAIS is flawed
Court tosses case over GPS tracking
For urban gardens, lead is a concern
Developments on swine flu world wide
16 schools in NYC now closed for swine flu outbreak
May 19, 2009
Caught in a lie-the military is using white phosphorus in Afghanistan
-– Very graphic photos)
What does your credit card company know about you? –- You would be
Haiti: the land where children eat mud
rules America? by Paul Craig Roberts
CD says flu is everywhere in US
Brits recruit people as young as 7 years old to spy on neighbors
Military implications of swine flu
BPA levels in adults up 70% after drinking from plastic bottles
CA quake renews worries about fault
Court refuses to hear medical marijuana charges
Recession items: chocolate, shoes, Spam, seeds
Savage battle in Iraq targets Pelosi, leaves 5 dead
Airport security bares all, or does it?
May 18, 2009 News Articles:
Case of the Missing H-Bomb: The Pentagon Has Lost the Mother of All
Weapons -- 60 years have passed since a damaged jet dropped a
hydrogen bomb near Savannah, Ga. -- and the Pentagon still can't find
Demonstrations at Bilderberg -- Demonstrations against the secret
meeting of the world leaders, calling their elite club “Bilderberg”,
took place in front of “Aster Palace” hotel in Athens. For the past few
days the hotel has been guarded by divers, agents, and paratroops- just
like in a Hollywood movie, because this has been the location of the
meeting of some of the most powerful people on the planet, including
kings and ministers, diplomats and businessmen, journalists and
Tucker Confirms Geithner Presence at Bilderberg Meeting -- Intrepid
Bilderberg investigator and reporter Jim Tucker of the American Free
Press confirms that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will attend
this year’s Bilderberg meeting in Athens, Greece. Geithner’s presence
will be in violation of the Logan Act, intended to prohibit American
citizens without authority from interfering in relations between the
United States and foreign governments.
Scramble For World Resources: Battle For Antarctica -- The Arctic
and Antarctica are the last vast untapped reservoirs of mineral
resources on the planet.
'Killer Chip' tracks humans, releases poison -- Saudi inventor
applies for rights to GPS-linked lethal security device - one push of a
button will cause a lethal poison to immediately begin flowing through
Verichip reduces size of human RFID chip -- VeriChip has developed
an even-smaller implantable RFID tag, measuring a diminutive 8mm by 1mm.
Troop support is KBR's bread and butter -- More competition ahead
for work in Iraq and Afghanistan
UK: Mother was sent warning letter as health police say son is just 1lb
overweight -- His mother received a letter warning that her son
could be at risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high
blood pressure in later life.
Woman cuffed for not holding escalator handrail -- In Montreal's
subway system, the friendly advice seems to have taken on the force of
law, backed by a $100 fine. Bela Kosoian, a 38-year-old mother of two,
says when she didn't hold the handrail Wednesday she was cuffed, dragged
into a small holding cell and fined.
Preps Soldier Telepathy Push -- "This is a very important issue
regarding the military's plans for electronic telepathy." Darpa's budget
for the next fiscal year includes $4 million to start up a program
called Silent Talk. The goal is to “allow user-to-user communication on
the battlefield without the use of vocalized speech through analysis of
neural signals.” That’s on top of the $4 million the Army handed out
last year to the University of California to investigate the potential
for computer-mediated telepathy.
Mind Control - Reference Articles -- The articles and papers listed
on this website are worth checking out.
Tijuana off-limits to U.S. Marines -- Citing a wave of violence and
murder in Mexico, the commanding officer of the 1st Marine Expeditionary
Force based at Camp Pendleton has made the popular military "R&R"
destinations of Tijuana and nearby beaches effectively off-limits for
Complete list of Chrysler dealers to be closed -- Just scroll down
on the Exhibit A page.
The shrinkage of GM & Chrysler dealerships to cost 100,000 jobs --
The stricken car manufacturer General Motors has written to 1,100 US
dealerships telling them that they are to be severed from the company's
distribution network, leaving them with no vehicles to sell and an
GM Follows in Chrysler's Footsteps -- Topping today's business press
is the first round of dealership cuts coming from beleagured car maker
General Motors (GM), news that comes on the heels of sweeping closures
announced for Chrysler dealerships. The company sent letters to 1,100
dealers yesterday telling them they would no longer have a relationship
with the flagging manufacturer beyond October 2010.
Thuggery & mob action government style -- The bottom line is that
the testimony was that The Fed decided to settle the contracts in a
non-economic manner that resulted in screwing the taxpayer by
transferring more than $100 billion dollars of taxpayer money out to
these banks when the cash value at the time was FAR LESS.
3.3 Magnitude Quake Rocks North Texas -- An earthquake shook several
North Texas Cities just before 11:30 this morning (May 16) The U.S.
Geological Society reported the 3.3 magnitude quake was felt in Dallas,
Arlington, Hurst, Bedford and Euless.
Activity in the Last Seven Days
Court Orders Minnesota Parents to Poison Their 13-Year-Old Child with
Chemotherapy -- For opting to explore alternative and natural
remedies rather than chemotherapy for their son, the parents were
accused of medical neglect and now face having their son taken away from
them by Child Protective Services (CPS). They may also face prison time
if they refuse to follow the judge's orders.
Today in History May 15, 2009
1602 - Cape Cod was discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold.
1618 - Johannes Kepler discovered his harmonics law.
1862 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1911 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil
Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1916 - U.S. Marines landed in Santo Domingo to quell civil disorder.
1918 - Regular airmail service between New York City, Philadelphia and
Washington, DC, began under the direction of the Post Office Department,
which later became the U.S. Postal Service.
1930 - Ellen Church became the first airline stewardess.
1940 - Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S.
1942 - Gasoline rationing began in the U.S. The limit was 3 gallons a
week for nonessential vehicles.
1970 - U.S. President Nixon appointed America's first two female
1970 - Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students
at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police
opened fire during student protests.
1980 - The first transcontinental balloon crossing of the United States
Missouri Real ID voted down -- By a vote of 32-0 the State Senate
has approved HB 361 - legislation that would have Missouri join a dozen
other states in rejecting the federal government REAL ID Act of 2005
requiring states to conform to a federal standard for driver's licenses
or identification cards. Having previously been approved by the House,
the bill now goes to Governor Jay Nixon.
in many products cause risk to boys -- Chemicals found in many food,
cosmetic and cleaning products pose a real threat to male fertility, a
leading scientist has warned.
Boy Scouts train to fight terrorists & more -- The Explorers
program, a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that
began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used
to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border
violence — an intense ratcheting up of one of the group’s longtime
missions to prepare youths for more traditional jobs as police officers
and firefighters. (you have to click on where it says more photos under
the first pic to see the rest of the pictures) (Must Register (free) to
view article at New York Times)
Antonio to get Air Force cyber command -- Lackland AFB in San
Antonio is being selected by Air Force officials as the headquarters for
a new cyber command, an official close to the selection process said
Roche steps up production of Tamiflu -- The Swiss pharmaceutical
company said it would be able to produce 36m packs a month by the end of
this year as governments add to stockpiles and begin using it for
treatment, raising the prospect that it will again become a $1bn-a-year
blockbuster drug after a recent drop in demand.
Aspartame Poisoning Case From Dr. Betty Martini -- FAA knows all
about it but says because of FDA approval they can't do anything about
it. We must get it banned. If you want it out of your state or country
please contact me or Stephen Fox. The anti-aspartame bill and resolution
are already written waiting for you to get it sponsored by your senator
or representative or by Parliament in other countries.
H1N1 In Scotland Signals Phase 6 -- The confirmed community
transmission in Scotland, fulfills the WHO requirement of community
transmission in two or more regions to rause the pandemic level from 5
to 6. Therefore, a phase 6 designation should be announced in the near
Swine Flu and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918-19 -- The Similarities
and What History Can Teach Us.
Updated map of swine flu cases in North America
Map of Swine Flu Cases
76 Members of Congress Oppose Staying in Afghanistan Forever --
McGovern said on the floor of the House: "I’m not advocating for an
immediate withdrawal of our military forces from Afghanistan. All I’m
asking for is a plan. If there is no military solution for Afghanistan,
then, please, just tell me how we will know when our military
contribution to the political solution has concluded....
Honeybee Collapse Strikes Japan, Up to Fifty Percent of Honeybees Gone
-- For the first time, Japan has been hit with a large-scale collapse of
honeybee populations like that experienced in other countries around the
Organic foods provide more than health benefits -- Organic foods can
be considered to be better and healthier not only for the consumer but
also for the environment. Organic foods are considered to be more
nutrient dense than their counterparts produced via modern farming
Truth Behind WIC: Organic is NOT an Option! -- By disallowing the
purchase of certain foods, WIC is taking away women’s right to choose
the healthiest possible option: organic food. So long as WIC recipients
are not going over their monthly allowances, it should not matter
whether they are choosing to buy organic or not.
Food companies try, but can't guarantee safety -- Businesses seek to
make consumers responsible for preparing meals safely.
Group Settles With New York in Pension Case -- The Carlyle Group,
one of the largest and most politically connected private equity firms,
will pay $20 million and make broad changes to its practices to end an
inquiry by New York’s state attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, into its
UK: Gypsies smash $5 million police helicopter in revenge for spying on
them!!!! -- A group of travellers wrecked a multi-million pound
police helicopter which was being used to spy on their site. The gang
used axes to smash the £5million aircraft, after they leapt over a 4ft
wall surrounding Surrey Police force’s helipad at Fairoaks airport, near
Woking in Surrey. Officers were getting ready to raid the site after
collecting evidence they had filmed from the air.
Taliban wants 'new world order' -- Speaking during a news conference
in London with Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, Zardari said
the Taliban are seeking to create a "new world order" and that more
effort was needed by the international community to defeat the fighters.
Homeland Security Affairs
Journal -- Be sure to check out the "Social Infrastructure for
Hometown security: Advancing the Homeland Security Program".
Scientist arrested for smuggling vials used in Ebola research into US
-- A Canadian scientist has been arrested for smuggling 22 vials stolen
from Canada's National Microbiology Lab, used in Ebola and HIV research,
into the United States, Canadian and US officials said Wednesday.
Common virus may cause high blood pressure says study -- So lets
make a vaccine! (Thanks Nina)!!
Economist: Mich. jobless rate may rise to 20 percent -- David
Littmann, senior economist with the Midland-based Mackinac Center for
Public Policy, predicts unemployment in the state could hit "somewhere
between 17 (percent) and 20 percent" by year's end.
Bush's 'Smoking Gun' Witness Found Dead -- A prisoner who was
horribly tortured in 2002 until he agreed - at the demand of Bush
torturers - to say that al-Qaeda was linked to Saddam Hussein is
suddenly dead. Read More...
First City to Ban BPA Baby Bottles -- The Chicago City Council has
voted to ban the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups containing the
Google crashes around the world -- Google services were completely
wiped out or running very slowly for many people and businesses around
the world today, but the website has re-emerged with fresh news videos
hosted by YouTube.
Today in History May 14, 2009
1787 - Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to
draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1796 - The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.
1804 - William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois. A
few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The
group was known as the "Corps of Discovery."
1853 - Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.
1878 - The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.
1879 - Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Telephone Company of
1897 - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was
performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony where a statue of
George Washington was unveiled.
1897 - Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless
1913 - The Rockefeller Foundation was created by John D. Rockefeller
with a gift of $100,000,000.
1942 - The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act
of the U.S. Congress.
1961 - A bus carrying Freedom Riders was bombed and burned in Alabama.
1980 - U.S. President Carter inaugurated the Department of Health and
1998 - The Associated Press marked its 150th anniversary.
meeting covered in London paper -- Don’t tell anyone, don’t breathe
a word, but the world’s most powerful men are meeting secretly again to
save the planet from economic catastrophe. Oh, and their address, should
you want to send them your opinions, is: c/o Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel,
Apollonos Avenue 40, 16671 Vouliagmeni, Greece.
authorities ready to limit flu drug use -- The two drugs used to
treat influenza should be used carefully and only when needed for the
chronically ill, pregnant women and other vulnerable patients, global
health officials said on Tuesday.
phones spreading superbugs in hospitals -- The cellular phones that
hospital doctors and nurses bring to work are widely contaminated with
dangerous pathogens, even when the health workers wash their hands
regularly, a new study has found.
The Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Bob Chapman -- Under a Federal
Reserve System the Fed has in private hands unlimited state power to
create money and credit backed by the full faith and credit of the
American people, which denies those people the rights of sovereignty.
Pentagon official accused of passing secrets to China -- A mid-level
Pentagon official working for U.S. Pacific Command now faces criminal
charges in an ongoing espionage investigation for allegedly providing
classified information to an agent of the Chinese government. James
Fondren served as the Deputy Director of Pacific Command's liaison
office and had a long friendship with Tai Shen Kuo, who was arrested and
charged last year for passing sensitive information onto Chinese
military and intelligence officials.
Chimpanzee Attacks, Mauls Connecticut Woman Before Being Killed by
Police -- An out-of-control, 200-pound pet chimpanzee that had
recently been given Xanax apparently went berserk and mauled a woman in
Connecticut, leaving her in critical condition. (Feb. article but worth
YouTube: Obama Pushes Anti-Gun Treaty -- President Obama supports an
international treaty creating sweeping gun control efforts.
admits that NAIS will put small farmers out of business -- "The
government's own numbers show that a small farmer will pay at least
twice and in some cases nearly three times the costs per animal to
participate in NAIS as will the operators of the large confined animal
feeding operations (CAFO)," said acting Fund president Pete Kennedy.
Federal Reserve Cannot Account for $9 Trillion -- The Federal
Reserve apparently can't account for $9 trillion in off-balance sheet
transactions. When Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) asked Inspector General
Elizabeth Coleman of the Federal Reserve some very basic questions about
where the trillions of dollars that have come from the Fed's expanded
balance sheet, the IG didn't know. Worse, nobody at the Fed seems to
have any idea what the losses on its $2 trillion portfolio really are.
Military to use Burton, Michigan as a training ground for a week --
The black helicopter crowd's worst fears of a New World Order are coming
true. The military is invading Burton. But it promises to only stay a
week. The U.S. Special Operations Command is using Burton as a training
ground for military exercises.
Exercise May 15 to to test North American Aerospace Command reponse over
Washington DC -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command will
conduct an exercise over the nation’s capital and its suburbs May 15,
Defense Department officials said today. Exercise Falcon Virgo tests the
aerospace defense of the national capital area.
When Trucks Stop, America Stops -- The unimpeded flow of trucks is
critical to the safety and well-being of all Americans. However, it is
entirely possible that well-intended public officials may instinctively
halt or severely restrict truck traffic in response to an incident of
national or regional significance.
Thousands of Kentucky flood victims searching for fresh water --
Thousands of Pike County flood victims came to the Belfry Courthouse in
search of help.Officials received donated supplies Tuesday morning. They
said they can barely keep up with the demand for water. Officials say
three thousand flood victims still do not have running water and many
more do not have fresh drinking water because of boil water advisories.
Potatoes with Hep B vaccine in them (Note: This is a 2005 article)
-- Genetically engineered potatoes containing a hepatitis B vaccine have
successfully boosted immunity in their first human trials. But the
newly-published study missed a moving target - drug developers are now
abandoning their quest for vaccines contained in staple foods like
bananas, tomatoes or potatoes.
Australia: Drought & flood cut rice crop back to 5% -- THE rice
harvest has been ravaged by both drought and flooding, with the NSW
Riverina expected to deliver just 5 per cent of its normal output.
needless amputations with calcium bentonite clay -- So what
is this simple solution? It is a topical treatment with Bentonite Clay.
This clay is strong enough to draw, bind with and pull infections,
gangrene and diseased tissue from the body and to stimulate blood flow
and oxygen to the area for the rebuilding of healthy tissue.
India to make vaccine in time for flu's second coming -- India has
decided to go ahead with mass scale production of a vaccine against H1N1
influenza as soon as it receives the seed stock.
Killer robots, the coming reality -- 43 countries now have
them...can a robot be charged with war crimes?
Major oil supply disruption poses risk to national security -- The
study finds that the economic costs of a major disruption in global oil
supplies - including higher prices for American consumers - pose the
greatest risk to the United States.
This is Not the 1930's -- And that means a Whole Lot of Inflation to
Come -- This essay attempts to quantify how big this brewing inflation
could become. Cutting to the chase, it could very well become the
biggest in this nation's history.
Website on the
census -- Be sure to take a look at their
GPS at Risk: Doomsday 2010 -- The United States Government
Accountability Office (GAO) issued on May 7 an alarming report on the
future of GPS, characterizing ongoing modernization efforts as shaky.
New York Appeals Court Strikes Down Warrantless GPS Spying -- The
New York State Court of Appeals yesterday disagreed with Wisconsin's
second-highest court in ruling that police may not use Global Position
System (GPS) tracking devices without a warrant.
Today in History May 13, 2009
1607 - Jamestown, Virginia, was settled as a colony of England.
1648 - Margaret Jones of Plymouth was found guilty of witchcraft and was
sentenced to be hanged by the neck. .
1821 - The first practical printing press was patented in the U.S. by
1865 - The last land engagement of the American Civil War was fought at
the Battle of Palmito Ranch in far south Texas, more than a month after
Gen. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA.
1873 - Ludwig M. Wolf patented the sewing machine lamp holder.
1880 - Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway in Menlo
1918 - The first airmail postage stamps were issued with airplanes on
them. The denominations were 6, 16, and 24 cents.
1958 - U.S. Vice President Nixon's limousine was battered by rocks
thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
1985 - A confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical
group MOVE ended as police dropped an explosive onto the group's
headquarters. 11 people died in the fire that resulted.
FDA says Cheerios cereal is a drug due to marketing claims of lowering
cholesterol -- The FDA says in a warning letter: "Based on claims
made on your product's label, we have determined that your Cheerios
Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal is promoted for conditions that cause it
to be a drug because the product is intended for use in the prevention,
mitigation, and treatment of disease."
Father says Army broke son before killings -- The Army sergeant
accused of killing five fellow soldiers in Iraq was typically not a
violent person, but counselors "broke" him before the gunfire erupted in
a military stress center, his father said Tuesday. Wilburn Russell, 73,
told reporters that his son, Sgt. John M. Russell, was treated poorly at
the stress center and had e-mailed his wife calling two recent days the
worst in his life.
IN PRAISE OF EVICTION BLOCKADES -- For nearly the past year, in
neighborhoods like Roxbury, groups of struggling homeowners have been
joining with grass roots activists to prevent the enforcement of home
foreclosures. Participants form human blockades around houses, while
delivering a message, verbally and printed, of a willingness to
negotiate with banks and law enforcement so long as the occupiers of the
house can stay in the house.
Missouri House passes 10-day eviction notice legislation -- Tenants
living in foreclosed rental properties would get 10 business days'
warning before being evicted, under legislation heading to the governor.
The Missouri House voted 160-0 on Tuesday to give the bill final
U.S. Foreclosure Filings Hit Record for Second Straight Month -- A
total of 342,038 properties received a default or auction notice or were
seized last month, RealtyTrac Inc. of Irvine, California, said today in
a statement. One in 374 households got a filing, the highest monthly
rate since the property data service began issuing such reports in 2005.
Evictions By Deputies Bring Home the Housing Crisis -- Oct. o8
article: He entered law enforcement to help others, but Deputy said
evicting people makes him feel more bad cop than good cop. "It can be
kind of a hard thing," he said of changing the locks, removing
furniture, gathering clothes and closing the door on some people's slice
of the American dream.
Health authorities ready to limit flu drug use (rationing) -- The
two drugs used to treat influenza should be used carefully and only when
needed for the chronically ill, pregnant women and other vulnerable
patients, global health officials said on Tuesday.
Some US soldiers forced to steal water in Iraq -- “If soldiers are
saying that they are not getting adequate water, that needs to be taken
seriously,” Dr. Fadem said.
Tea party extremists rock & reload for July 4 -- The American Family
Association is now sponsoring Independence Day tea parties in more than
640 U.S. cities in all 50 states. The Taxed Enough Already, or TEA,
parties will be held at 12 p.m. in front of city halls across the
IT IS GETTING VERY SERIOUS NOW by Chuck Baldwin -- A very serious
question: how many of America's gun owners would allow their government
to deny them gun ownership? Further, how many would passively sit back
and allow their guns to be confiscated?
Blind interpreter detained at Philly airport says he has nightmares from
arrest -- A BLIND INTERNATIONAL interpreter who says he was dragged
off a Belgium-bound flight, arrested and held in custody in Philadelphia
for hours without food or water faces an arraignment Thursday. His
crime: He questioned why his U.S. Airways flight was delayed nearly two
Virtual smart home controlled by your thoughts -- Light switches, TV
remote controls and even house keys could become a thing of the past
thanks to brain-computer interface (BCI) technology being developed in
Europe that lets users perform everyday tasks with thoughts alone.
Swine flu may be due to human error -- The World Health Organization
is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu
virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human
U.S. Fighting Off White Phosphorus Allegations, Again -- Once again,
U.S. forces’ incendiary white phosphorus rounds are scorching civilians,
human rights groups charge.
Caught on camera: Stealth bomber builds up steam as it approaches sound
barrier -- A B-2 Spirit bomber breaks the sound barrier during a
flight over California. The blur is a visible condensation cloud that
often occurs close to the speed of the sound barrier. Check it out...
-- The NY Fed is the most powerful institution you never heard of - look
who's running it!
Not Again: FAA Stops Military Flight Over Hudson -- The Federal
Aviation Administration said it turned down a U.S. Navy request to fly a
patrol aircraft past Manhattan on Monday, two weeks after a government
photo shoot caused a brief panic near ground zero.
Fed up states see explosion in sovereignty movement -- A movement to
reclaim for states all rights not specifically designated to the federal
government in the U.S. Constitution is exploding across the nation, with
35 states already acting or at least considering such proposals – and
one state lawmaker estimating the nation as a whole could save $11
trillion in coming years if it would succeed.
Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Causes Cancer in the Other Breast
-- Young women who receive radiation treatment after breast cancer
surgery are significantly more likely to later develop cancer in the
other breast than women who did not undergo such radiation.
World's largest tornado experiment heads for Great Plains -- The
largest and most ambitious tornado study in history will begin next
week, as dozens of scientists deploy radars and other ground-based
instruments across the Great Plains to gain a better understanding of
these often-deadly weather events.
Former Top Rated NRA Senator to Introduce Gun Ban This Week --
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat and member of the so-called Blue
Dog Coalition, plans to introduce an assault weapons ban this week.
Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York, was at one time highly
rated by the NRA for her advocacy of the Second Amendment.
UK: Smart energy meters in every UK home by 2020 -- Every home in
the UK must be fitted with a "smart meter" by 2020 to reduce energy use
and pave the way for a low-carbon "smart grid", under plans unveiled by
the government today. Smart meters will work with real-time energy
displays showing energy use around the home.
Today in History May 12, 2009
1780 - Charleston, South Carolina fell to British forces.
1831 - Edward Smith became the first indicted bank robber in the U.S.
1847 - William Clayton invented the odometer.
1926 - The airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over the North
1948 - The state of Israel and its provisional government was
1957 - A.J. Foyt won his first auto racing victory in Kansas City, MO.
1975 - U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian forces in
1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced
that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women
Rep. Marcy Kaptur: Foreclosed owners should squat in their own
kills 5 peers at ‘stress clinic’ -- An American soldier opened fire
at a counseling center on a military base Monday, killing five fellow
soldiers before being taken into custody, the U.S. command and Pentagon
On the lighter side: Scientists unveil chocolate-fueled race car --
Powered by plant fibers and waste from chocolate factories, the new car
is built to Formula 3 standards and can reach 145 mph.
flu spreading too fast to count CDC says -- Swine flu is spreading
so far and fast in the U.S. that state health officials may soon stop
counting individual cases, a federal health official said Monday.
Media Censoring Lethal Side Effects Of Flu Remedies -- Donald
Rumsfeld’s Tamiflu pushers (just as they were in 2006) are set to be the
big winners in the GSFS (great swine flu scare of 2009) lottery. Shares
of Swiss drug-maker Roche Holding had fallen sharply after their latest
cancer drug failure—but the GSFS came just in time to give their falling
stocks a boost—just as the great bird flu scare of 2006 did.
Government borrowing 50 cents for every dollar it spends -- Budget
office figures released Monday would add $89 billion to the 2009 red ink
-- increasing it to more than four times last year's all-time high as
the government hands out billions more than expected for people who have
lost jobs and takes in less tax revenue from people and companies making
Robot teacher conducts first class in Tokyo school -- A robot
schoolteacher developed by Japanese scientists has taken a class in a
Brasscheck TV: The Patriot Act at work -- Here's a story of a what
appears to be an entirely innocent person arrested, jailed and held
indefinitely because he's suspected of being a potential terrorist.
Texas House Votes to Sunset Red Light Cameras -- The Texas House of
Representatives voted on Friday to bring an end to the use of red light
cameras in the state. During consideration of a bill to reauthorize the
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), members debated over 180
amendments to the underlying legislation. Amendment Number 102 added a
sunset clause to state approval for the use of automated ticketing
machines. This provision passed by a vote of 107-36 and the underlying
TxDOT reauthorization measure was adopted on a voice vote.
Blood thinning drug Heparin eyed in hospital deaths -- Three people
suffered cerebral hemorrhaging after being given a pre-mix of heparin at
a Lewes, Del. hospital Friday, according to a Beebe Medical Center
spokesman. Two of the patients later died -- it is unknown what role
heparin played in the deaths.
Vaccine: Coming to a farm stand near you -- Meat & Poultry reports
that researchers at Iowa State University are putting vaccine into corn.
The goal is to put the vaccine into the corn that the pigs will eat to
help stop diseases like swine flu from happening.
UK looking to put GPS speed limiters on cars -- Thousands of taxis,
buses and council vehicles could be fitted with devices that prevent
them from exceeding the speed limit. The technology — known as
Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) — is being tested by Transport for
London in a trial starting this summer on all roads inside the M25.
Southwest wheat crop hammered by prolonged drought, late freezes --
Southwest wheat production could be off by 50 percent from last year, a
victim of the double disasters of prolonged drought and late freezing
DHS Halts NYC Bio-Attack Protection -- The Department of Homeland
Security is halting a pilot program designed to detect a biological
weapons attack in New York City's subways.
Look Out, Spock! Pentagon Works on Real-Life Phasers -- While warp
drive and transporters clearly belong to the far future, the American
military has been working hard to turn sci-fi’s favorite ray gun into a
Brain scanning may be used in security checks -- Distinctive brain
patterns could become the latest subject of biometric scanning after EU
researchers successfully tested technology to verify identities for
Stupid News: Monday was a big day for all Philly-area soccer fans.
Major League Soccer (MLS) unveiled the name, colors and logo for our new
"football" team. And the team name is... drum roll please... the
Philadelphia Union. The new team starts play in March as the newest
member of the MLS. When you see the logo you are going to wonder if
anyone who has a bumper sticker with it is going to be stopped and be
labeled a subversive...
Authors discover toxins in 'off-the-shelf' products increase quickly
-- After steering clear of food packaging containing bisphenol A for a
couple of days, Rick Smith saw the levels of the hormone-disrupting
chemical linked to breast and prostate cancer in his body increase 7.5
times after just two days of restricting his diet to canned foods heated
in a microwave using a polycarbonate plastic container.
HR 2159 Seeks To Disarm Individuals The Government Suspects Of Being
Terrorists -- The terrorists in the federal government are
continuing their push to infringe on everyone’s natural right to defend
themselves. More specifically, a new bill has been introduced that would
allow the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the
issuance of a firearm to a known or suspected dangerous terrorist. The
bill is HR 2159.
Acupuncture Beats Western Medicine for Treating Low Back Pain -- The
results of the largest randomized back pain trial of its kind shows
acupuncture clearly helps people with chronic low back pain more than
standard medical care.
"Corporate" Tactic By Which Government Took All! By Walter Burien
-- Many people have asked for a simple explanation as to the intent
behind the CAFR and what happened over the decades? Well, in a nut shell
here is the foundation block that allowed government to take it all over
'Electronic Police State' report cites U.S. -- In what may be the
first assessment of its kind, a private company that offers a range of
privacy products for computers and other technology is ranking the
United States No. 6 in the world for having the most aggressive
procedures for monitoring residents electronically. The report, called
The Electronic Police State, assesses the status of governmental
surveillance in 52 nations around the globe for 2008.
Report-The Electronic Police State-pdf
Martial Law – Next Flu Pandemic Through A "Red Dawn" Lens -- WHEN
DHS SECRETARY NAPOLITANO SAID THE U.S. SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE NEXT FLU
PANDEMIC "EVEN IF THIS ONE FIZZLES" WE SHOULD BELIEVE HER. This is a
commentary from Steve Quayle's guest host Hawk. Read More...
Top 10 Most Common Ingredients in Fast Food -- Citric Acid: The Most
Australian WHO medic held for child trafficking -- --An Australian
World Health Organization doctor has been arrested in the Philippines on
charges of child trafficking, officials said Tuesday.
A Good Food Manifesto for America -- "Spring always enlivens me and
gives me the energy to make haste, to feel confidence, to take full
advantage of another all-too-short Wisconsin summer."
Today in History May 11, 2009
1647 - Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor.
1792 - The Columbia River was discovered by Captain Robert Gray.
1816 - The American Bible Society was formed in New York City.
1858 - Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
1889 - Major Joseph Washington Wham takes charge of $28,000 in gold and
silver to pay troops at various points in the Arizona Territory. The
money was stolen in a train robbery.
1910 - Glacier National Park in Montana was established.
1927 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1934 - A severe two-day dust storm stripped the topsoil from the great
plains of the U.S. and created a "Dust Bowl." The storm was one of many.
1947 - The creation of the tubeless tire was announced by the B.F.
1995 - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was extended indefinitely.
The treaty limited the spread of nuclear material for military purposes.
1998 - A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single
currency. The coin is known as the euro.
2001 - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced his decision to
approve a 30-day delay of the execution of convicted Oklahoma City
bomber Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh had been scheduled to be executed on May
16, 2001. The delay was because the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) had failed to disclose thousands of documents to McVeigh's defense
TODAY POLL: Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to
DOJ Budget Details High-Tech Crime Fighting Tools -- Known as the
"Going Dark" Program!! The release of the 2010 budget request has shed
more light on some FBI surveillance programs the bureau is currently
developing and testing.
Pakistan Now Officially At War! -- "Pakistan is now officially at
war. It is time we offer unconditional support to our troops, officers
and men who are fighting and dying for our honor, security and peace."
HIV infections will never be traced to VA -- Former patients who
tested positive for HIV or hepatitis will not be able to show they were
infected by tainted equipment at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
hospitals, a top doctor for the agency said Friday.
man jailed 83 days for skipping jury duty -- McKINNEY, Texas – A man
arrested for allegedly failing to appear for jury duty was released
Saturday after spending 83 days in jail, a length of detention that a
judge called "unacceptable." This man was arrested Feb. 15 after police
pulled him over for speeding. Police then detained him on a 2003 warrant
for failure to appear for jury duty.
tell Amish couples to leave homes -- Cambria County Judge Norman
Krumenacker today ordered two Amish couples to leave their homes by 10
a.m. Monday or face eviction by the sheriff because they’ve not complied
with sewage and building code regulations.
- UN Census -- We seem to have the answer about who wants the GPS
coordinates of your front door. The United Nations wants this
information. The U.S. participates in all information gathering and
sharing with the UN. The following link is to a PDF document on the
UNSTATS (United Nations Statistics) website. The title of the document
is: Integration of GPS, Digital Imagery and GIS with Census Mapping
signs BPA ban, chemical oversight bill -- Governor Tim Pawlenty
signed a bill Friday restricting the sale of children's drinking
products made with Bisphenol A, or BPA. While Minnesota is the first
state to ban BPA in baby bottles and sipply cups, several others states,
including California, Connecticut, Michigan and New York, are
considering similar legislation.
Maricopa County sheriff to recruit & arm citizens! -- Phoenix, Az:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced plans significantly increase the number of
qualified armed volunteer posse as a way to boost public safety.
Montana bans use of red-light cameras -- Gov. Brian Schweitzer put
his signature on a bill to put a stop to the use of red-light cameras to
catch drivers in Montana breaking traffic laws. The state joins
Mississippi in banning the technology this year.
EU wants 'Internet G12' to govern cyberspace -- The European
Commission wants the US to dissolve all government links with the body
that 'governs' the internet, replacing it with an international forum
for discussing internet governance and online security.
Government to condemn land for flight 93 memorial -- The government
intends to take peoplesland by eminent domain so the Flight 93 memorial
can be built by the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, property
owners say they're disappointed and surprised by the plan.
US Can't Back Cancer Assurances to Marines -- In an about-face, the
government has disavowed a 12-year-old federal report that found little
or no cancer risk for adults who lived at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where
drinking water was contaminated for three decades. "We can no longer
stand behind the accuracy of the information in that document," William
Cibulas, director of health assessment for the Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry, said at a meeting in Atlanta. "We know
too much now." (Thanks Bonnie)
Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds Warrantless GPS Spying -- Wisconsin
Appeals Court urges legislature to update law to protect against
warrantless personal and private use of GPS tracking devices.
science of stevia -- Interest in the sweetener has been intense,
particularly since the FDA issued its non-objection in December that the
stevia-derived sweetener Reb A is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as
a food additive.
Arabic Linguist Fired From Army For Being Openly Gay -- In spite of
President Obama's declared stance against the "don't-ask-don't-tell"
policy that keeps openly gay individuals out of the military, the U.S.
Army on Thursday told Lt. Dan Choi he is being dismissed for publicly
revealing his homosexuality. Choi is not the first service member to be
dismissed because of his sexuality under the Obama administration, but
his dismissal stands out because of his noted skills. Choi is an
infantry platoon leader in the New York National Guard who is fluent in
Arabic. He graduated West Point and recently returned from
Montana Governor Signs Revolutionary New Gun Law -- Montana has gone
beyond drawing a line in the sand. They have challenged the Federal
Government. The fed now either takes them on and risks them saying the
federal agents have no right to violate their state gun laws and arrest
the federal agents that try to enforce the federal firearms acts. This
will be a world-class event to watch. Montana could go to voting for
secession from the union, which is really throwing the gauntlet in
Obamas face. If the federal government does nothing they lose face.
Gotta love it.
flu suspected in crew member on cruise ship -- A crew member aboard
a cruise ship in Alaska waters is recovering from what health officials
suspect is swine flu.
Swine Flu Ancestors May Protect Elderly, Experts Say -- Swine flu
evolved from human viruses circulating in pigs for more than a decade, a
finding that may explain why people in their 30s and 40s are getting
sicker than the elderly in the U.S. and Mexico, scientists said today.
Older people may have some immunity against swine flu because of
exposure to similar viruses as long as 70 years ago, before the virus’s
ancestors switched to infecting pigs, said Robert Belshe, a St. Louis
University influenza expert, who wrote a commentary on studies published
in the New England Journal of Medicine.
May Add Shots for Swine Flu to Fall Regimen -- The Obama
administration is considering an unprecedented fall vaccination campaign
that could entail giving Americans three flu shots -- one to combat
annual seasonal influenza and two targeted at the new swine flu virus
spreading across the globe.
New, Fast-Evolving Rabies Virus Found -- And Spreading -- Evolving
faster than any other new rabies virus on record, a northern-Arizona
rabies strain has mutated to become contagious among skunks and now
foxes, experts believe.
The Ongoing, All-American Katrina Debacle -- Leaving the Trailers:
Ready or Not, Katrina Victims Lose Temporary Housing.
Oathkeepers Rally in Washington June 13 -- The time has come for all
of you - whether military, police, or veterans - who swore an oath to
support and defend the Constitution to take a stand and let your voices
be heard, right there on the Mall in Washington D.C. on June 13, to let
the oath breakers of both political parties know that you will keep your
oath in defense of our constitutional republic.
CBS announcer: Any U.S. soldier would shoot Pelosi, strangle Reid --
CBS Sports commentator David Feherty drew criticism Friday for
suggesting any U.S. soldier would murder House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) if given the chance.
GIS-geographic information systems -- A geographic information
system (GIS), or geographical information system, captures, stores,
analyzes, manages, and presents data that is linked to location.
Shelter scans fingerprints of homeless -- A Calgary shelter is
scanning the fingerprints of its homeless clients, citing problems with
gang members and drug dealers sneaking into the facility.
NYC starts charging homeless rent to stay in shelters -- Even the
homeless can't escape the high price of a night in New York City. City
officials this month began charging rent to working families staying in
public homeless shelters.
Blackwater: Gun-hiding Alleged After Iraq Shootout -- Shortly after
a 2007 shooting incident in a Baghdad traffic square that left 17 Iraqi
civilians dead, Blackwater contractors allegedly transferred a number of
machine guns to another contractor who is now charged with trying to
smuggle them out of Iraq. The Blackwater contractors wanted to dispose
of the weapons before an investigation of the bloody incident began,
according to two confidential government informants.
UK traffic camera boss caught speeding -- Tom Riall, the chief
executive of Serco – the UK’s largest speed camera firm – has been
arrested for driving at 164km/h (102mph) on a 113km/h stretch of the A11
Why you should be worried about the bond market -- "I suspect that
few people – or politicians for that matter - are really that interested
in government bonds. But, believe me, the last thing we need right now
is a collapse in the bond market."
VIDEO: Council On Foreign Relations -- American leadership & global
governance in an age of non polarity.
New nanotube coating enables novel laser power meter -- The U.S.
military can now calibrate high-power laser systems, such as those
intended to defuse unexploded mines, more quickly and easily thanks to a
novel nanotube-coated power measurement device developed at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Danger Room What’s Next in National Security Darpa: Heat + Energy =
Brains. Now Make Us Some -- The U.S. military’s premiere research
agency is already trying to use math to predict human behavior and
neuroscience to replicate a primate’s brain. The next step: Lean on the
study of energy and heat to create an entirely new theory for how
intelligence actually works.
Coffee & sugar shortages coming -- Caffeine addicts face higher
prices for their daily fix as the wholesale cost of both coffee and
sugar rise sharply because of poor crops and robust demand.
Air Quality website --
Check out your area for Air Quality.
the state has access to your private life -- A Place to Access Your
Report From Iron Mountain Revisited -- The Report from Iron Mountain
made clear four decades ago, it's what has been planned all along.
Today in History May 8, 2009
1541 - Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River. He called it Rio
de Espiritu Santo.
1794 - Antoine Lavoisier was executed by guillotine. He was the French
chemist that discovered oxygen.
1794 - The United States Post Office was established.
1847 - The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.
1879 - George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.
1886 - Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what would later be
1914 - The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the
second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
1919 - The first transatlantic flight took-off by a navy seaplane.
1945 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended
1958 - U.S. President Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of
Little Rock as Ernest Green became the first black to graduate from an
Arkansas public school.
1973 - Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of
Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
1986 - Reporters were told that 84,000 people had been evacuated from
areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Soviet Ukraine.
WORKERS NOW ENGAGING IN UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY -- GPS Marking of Every
House in U.S. Not Authorized by Supreme Law of the Land!!! The U.S.
Census Bureau has been overstepping the U.S. Constitution’s requirements
for a simple enumeration of the citizens for years, but their current
plans to mark the GPS location of every address in the U.S. is just the
latest in a long list of usurpations of the General Government’s
Air Force arrives in Mountain Home, Idaho -- The four jets are the
first of as many as 10 that will call the airbase home for at least the
next 20 years. More than 300 active-duty and support personnel will make
up the 428th Fighter Squadron and train alongside American pilots as
part of a partnership between the two countries - though they will not
fly on missions.
Thousands of civilians flee Pakistani war zone -- Refugees
overwhelmed camps and hospitals to the south of the fighting, leading
Pakistan's prime minister to make a late-night appeal Thursday for
international assistance. The International Committee of the Red Cross
said fighting had cut access to places where civilians were most in
plan secret meeting in Greece -- The 57th meeting of representatives
from Western European and North American countries known as Bilderberg
Group will be held next week at a five-star hotel in Greece.
Canada: Farmer possibly gave swine flu to pigs -- More than a week
after the swine flu outbreak rattled the world, with cases of infected
people popping up from Mexico to South Korea, the new virus strain has
shown up in a herd of swine.
says up to 2B people might get swine flu -- Up to 2 billion people
could be infected by swine flu if the current outbreak turns into a
pandemic lasting two years, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Swine flu genes dissimilar to past pandemics -- The researchers
stress that, although their work appears to suggest that the current
virus may not be as dangerous as feared, more studies are required
before any firm conclusions can be drawn.
Sensitive US missile defense date found on computer disk bought on Ebay
-- Sensitive data detailing launch procedures for a US military missile
air defence system have been found on a second-hand computer hard drive
bought on eBay.
Bill Gives ALL US Water To The Feds! -- In April, 2009, Senator
Feingold introduced (and gathered 24 co-sponsors already) legislation,
S. 787, to fundamentally change the definition of "water" under control
of the federal government. Senate Bill 787 will change federal
jurisdiction over "navigable" water, to give the federal government
control over all water everywhere, in municipal reservoirs, and on
private lands, and in private wells. This bill ignores state water law
authority and the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
NY Fed chair resigns amid stock purchase questions -- Stephen
Friedman, chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank's board of
directors, resigned on Thursday amid questions about his purchases of
stock in his former firm, Goldman Sachs.
Vaccines Required for Texas Students -- The Texas Department of
State Health Services now requires even more vaccinations for children
who attend public school. Students will no longer be allowed to enter
Kindergarten or seventh grade unless they receive vaccines for
meningitis, tetanus, and even rare or non-deadly diseases like
diphtheria, whooping cough and chicken pox. Parents have less than
90 days to comply with the new regulations. This article will provide
statistics that suggest vaccines do more harm than good and will point
to alternatives for students in Texas.
Pentagon’s Black Budget Grows to More Than $50 Billion -- The
Pentagon wants to spend just over $50 billion on classified programs
next year, newly-released Defense Department budget documents reveal.
“That’s the largest-ever sum,” according to Aviation Week’s Bill
Sweetman, a longtime black-budget seer — a three percent increase over
last year’s total.
Pentagon to create force for digital warfare -- The U.S. is
determined to lead the global effort to use computer technology to deter
or defeat enemies, while still protecting the public's constitutional
Louisiana: Suspect detained over 'extremist' bumper sticker -- A
Louisiana driver has been stopped and detained for having a "Don't Tread
on Me" bumper sticker on his vehicle and warned by a police officer
about the "subversive" message it sent, according to the driver's
Dirty little secrets of the keyboard -- Next time you are eating at
your desk, try not to think of multitude of germs lurking on your
keyboard — along with some other unpleasant debris.
Prosecutors say men lied about source of honey -- Three men find
themselves in a sticky situation in federal court: They're accused of
faking the origin of imported Chinese honey to avoid paying millions of
dollars in antidumping tariffs.
50 harmful effects of genetically modified food -- This article
outlines the many harms of genetically-modified (GM) foods (or
genetically engineered foods) and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
Experts Present Evidence to Committee on Nanotechnology in Food --
Read the 3 key points made at this hearing within this article.
Testing the MOTHERS Act -- The Mothers Act is due to be voted on
soon by the U.S. Senate. This is the Big Pharma-advocated law that would
require the mandatory screening of all expectant mothers for depression
-- with the intent of drugging them if symptoms are present.
VIDEO: Student's suicide results in cars impounded and searched
Today in History May 7, 2009
1429 - The English siege of Orleans was broken by Joan of Arc.
1789 - The first U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York
1800 - The U.S. Congress divided the Northwest Territory into two parts.
The western part became the Indiana Territory and the eastern section
remained the Northwest Territory.
1847 - The AMA (American Medical Association) was founded in
1912 - The first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College
1926 - A U.S. report showed that one-third of the nation's exports were
1946 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded. The
company was later renamed Sony
1975 - U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.
1992 - A 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring the U.S.
Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise was ratified as the 27th
1998 - Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler Corp. for close to $40 billion. It
was the largest industrial merger on record. .
2003 - In Washington, DC, General Motors Corp. delivered six fuel cell
vehicles to Capitol Hill for lawmakers and others to test drive during
the next two years.
Obama: Euthanasia of the elderly may be necessary -- THE PRESIDENT:
...I actually think that the tougher issue around medical care — it’s a
related one — is what you do around things like end-of-life care — Read
Oklahoma House passes Veto-proof State Sovereignty Bill: GOP Libertarian
legislator Rep. Key, led charge for passage -- 73 - 22 Victory in
the Oklahoma House of Representatives for HR 1028. The Bill re-asserts
Oklahoma's ultimate sovereignty over spending and regulatory proposals
over the Federal Government. What's more, the majority was large enough
to over-ride an expected veto by Democrat Governor Brad Henry. The Bill
was sponsored by Libertarian Republican Representative Charles Key of
Oklahoma City. Key is a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
FIRST LOOK: Swine Flu Virus Revealed -- Scientists have snapped the
first ever portrait of H1N1, the new swine flu virus that has swept the
globe in recent weeks.
Cross: Dozens of Afghans Killed in US Airstrike -- Red Cross
officials are backing local reports that U.S.-led airstrikes in western
Afghanistan earlier this week killed dozens of civilians. The U.S.
military is sending investigators to the scene and President Hamid
Karzai has pledged to take up the issue in meetings with President Obama.
the Dots: A Pandemic Distracts as the World Government Picks a Fight
awaiting hostile bloggers -- Proposed congressional legislation
would demand up to two years in prison for those whose electronic speech
is meant to “coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional
distress to a person.”
Mike savage Banned from entering the UK -- Popular American
talk-radio host, Michael Savage, who broadcasts from San Francisco and
has called the Muslim holy book, the Quran, a "book of hate," is on the
Jim Welsh on the Economy: Past the Point of No Return -- Debt levels
are high, and any increase in interest rates will impose a bigger burden
on the economy and quickly stunt growth. Consumer debt is already so
high and interest rates are so low that it will be difficult for
consumers to add debt.
Case Against the Fed and Fractional Reserve Lending -- Fractional
Reserve Lending (FRL) is fraudulent. Indeed, FRL in conjunction with
micro-mismanagement of interest rates by the Fed is the root cause of
the financial crisis we are in. Unfortunately many do not see FRL for
the fraudulent scheme that it is. Here are the most common defenses
against the allegation of fraud.
Canadian Army training for environmental insurgency -- Approximately
300 soldiers are in their last week of training with Task Force 3/09,
set for deployment to Afghanistan in the fall. This final week of
training for members of the Canadian army and reserves, known as
Exercise Total Ram, will intensify. Simulated explosions may occur over
the course of the week using Hollywood-style special effects.
Baxter awaits testing of virus strains -- Drugmaker has opportunity
to use faster, cell-based method to produce vaccine.
$100 Million In 100 Days -- George W. Bush may have left office with
just 22 percent approval rating, but the former president certainly
still has his fans: According to Time, Mr. Bush’s backers have raised
more than $100 million for his planned presidential library at Southern
Methodist University in Dallas.
Is the US preparing for war in Pakistan? -- Pakistani President Asif
Ali Zardari will undoubtedly come under renewed pressure to allow US
military forces to wage war within Pakistan when he visits Washington
this week for a trilateral summit meeting with President Obama and
Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai.
FBI Watchlist Fails to Flag Potential Terrorists -- The FBI has been
slow to update the national terror suspect watchlist — and the lapses
pose real risks to U.S. security, a Justice Department audit has found.
Harvard Medical School Professors are Paid Big Bucks by Big Pharma to
Push Meds -- Pressure is building on Harvard Medical School to
better regulate the massive gifts and consulting fees that faculty
members regularly receive from drug companies, with increasing attention
being drawn to the great potential for conflict of interest in such
Census GPS-tagging your home's front door -- Many are upset over an
army of some 140,000 workers hired in part with a $700 million
taxpayer-funded contract to collect GPS readings for every front door in
Craigslist Facing Growing Government Scrutiny -- Craigslist has
several important issues it must deal with, as company representatives
recently met with officials over suspected advertisements posted on the
site related to erotic services and other sexual activity.
Protect Yourself from MSG and Aspartame Excitotoxicity -- The first
line of defense against the two most commonly used and pernicious food
additives, MSG and aspartame, is avoidance. However, complete avoidance
is not possible for everyone all the time. MSG, monosodium glutamate,
has been disguised with several different names. Aspartame or its
primary constituent, aspartic acid, along with disguised variations of
MSG, have even shown up in food products or supplements sold in health
food stores! Read More...
Studies Reveal the Medicinal Benefits of Honey -- For centuries
honey had been known as nature's medicine. There are new studies being
conducted that could see us all adding honey not to our toast, but back
into our medicine cabinets.
New, Fast-Evolving Rabies Virus Found - And Spreading -- Evolving
faster than any other new rabies virus on record, a northern-Arizona
rabies strain has mutated to become contagious among skunks and now
foxes, experts believe.
491,000 jobs lost in April -- Companies in the U.S. cut fewer jobs
in April, indicating the worst of the recession’s employment losses may
have passed, a private report showed today. Payrolls fell by an
estimated 491,000 workers last month, less than economists forecast and
the fewest since October.
Cessna Laying Off 1,600 More Workers, Suspending Citation Columbus
Program - An additional 700 salaried workers will lose their jobs in
mid-June!! -- Cessna began issuing layoff notices today to about 1,600
workers at every level of the company, company spokesman Bob Stangarone
said this morning. Of those, about 1,300 are Wichita employees.
Today in History May 6, 2009
1840 - The first adhesive postage stamps went on sale in Great Britain.
1851 - The mechanical refrigerator was patented by Dr. John Gorrie.
1851 - Linus Yale patented the clock-type lock.
1861 - Arkansas became the ninth state to secede from the Union.
1877 - Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to U.S. troops in Nebraska.
1889 - The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, France, marking the
dedication of the Eiffel Tower. Also at the exposition was the first
automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.
1937 - The German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst,
NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 97 on board) were killed.
1954 - British runner Roger Banister broke the four minute mile.
1957 - U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer
Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage".
1960 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
1997 - Four health-care companies agreed to a settlement of $600 million
to hemophiliacs who had contracted AIDS from tainted blood between
Politics, Profits & Pandemic Fear Mongering By Barbara Loe Fisher --
While Americans are being scared to death, few are noticing how much of
their tax money politicians are giving to drug companies and government
health officials to grease the skids to create more experimental flu
vaccines and drugs and more effective ways to quarantine or force their
mass use whenever a "public health emergency" is declared in the future.
White House won't release so called photo op pics from Manhattan flyover
-- The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower
Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House
Sale: Bank Wrecks New Houses -- A Texas bank is about done
demolishing 16 new and partially built houses acquired in Southern
California through foreclosure, figuring it was better to knock them
down than to try selling them in the depressed housing market.
Warren Buffett Sees Massive Inflation to Handle Staggering Debt --
The explosive rise of the U.S. budget deficit and debt burden will lead
to serious inflation down the road, says billionaire and Obama supporter
issued on pet flea, tick products -- Federal environmental
regulators are warning pet owners and veterinarians to closely follow
instructions if they use several popular flea and tick products, and
monitor their pets, as they investigate reports of animals becoming sick
or dying. Among the well-known brands on the review list: Hartz
Mountain, Sergeant's and Frontline. Others include Farnam Companies,
Zodiac, ProMeris and Tradewinds.
Sixty million armed Patriots ... and counting -- Currently, some 80
million Americans are gun owners, and it is estimated that 60 million of
them own guns for purposes other than hunting. If you are not among
them, you might thank God for the ranks of us who are, because as our
Founders knew, we are the vanguard between liberty and tyranny.
Ammo hard to find as gun owners stock up -- Gun shops across the
country are reporting a run on ammunition, a phenomenon apparently
driven by fear that the Obama administration will increase taxes on
bullets or enact new gun-control measures.
Economic casualties pile into tent cities -- For the economic
homeless, the American ideal that education and hard work lead to a
comfortable middle-class life has slipped out of reach. They're packing
into motels, parking lots and tent cities, alternately distressed and
hopeful, searching for work and praying their fortunes will change.
House-Price Drops Leave More Underwater -- The downturn in home
prices has left about 20% of U.S. homeowners owing more on a mortgage
than their homes are worth, according to one new study, signaling
additional challenges to the Obama administration's efforts to stabilize
the housing market.
The Allure of Gardening -- Gardens give us something to look forward
to. More than checking the mail every morning or planning for a holiday,
garden events are milestones along the road ahead — not just the first
tomato, but lilac bouquets, strawberries for the grandkids to pick,
green beans to give away, sweet potatoes to dig.
Fun Video: How to Start a No-Dig Veggie Garden -- Whether you have a
yard or are joining a community garden, here are some quick and easy
tips for beginning a vegetable garden with minimal soil disturbance.
Woman fears husband sleptwalked into river -- Woman fears husband
slept walked into river (he had taken a prescription sleep aid)
police shake down drivers, lawsuit claims -- Motorists who have been
stopped by Tenaha police are part of a lawsuit seeking to end what
plaintiff's lawyer David Guillory calls a systematic fleecing of drivers
passing through the town of about 1,000.
You Should Avoid Fructose Sweetened Beverages -- A new study
published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (April 20th, 2009)
shows the difference in how the sugars fructose and glucose affect the
body. Fructose showed more harmful effects such as increasing belly fat,
higher cholesterol levels and increased insulin resistance. The study
was conducted by Peter J. Havel, PhD, of the University of California in
the United States.
Disinfo campaign against natural remedies for swine flu -(this will
drive you nuts reading it) -- Warning against diet supplements for
swine flu -- The warning comes as a number of Internet sites are
promoting various products including dietary supplements and black
elderberries as possible cures for swine flu.
on this by the health ranger Mike Adams -- This statement from these
industry leaders is nearly equivalent to stating that "no plants have
anti-viral action." And that statement is, of course, laughable. Not
only do plants contain natural anti-viral medicine, but it is difficult
to find ANY plant that does not exhibit some degree of anti-viral
Afghanistan's only pig quarantined in flu fear -- Afghanistan's only
known pig has been locked in a room, away from visitors to Kabul zoo
where it normally grazes beside deer and goats, because people are
worried it could infect them with the virus popularly known as swine
Companies look to Swine Flu to drive profits -- Face masks and hand
sanitizer are flying off the shelves and pharmaceutical stocks are
skyrocketing on fears that a swine flu outbreak could go global. Mask
sales already saw sharp increases. By Monday evening the top two best
sellers on Amazon.com in the Health and Personal Care section were face
masks. The top seller, a 3M surgical mask labeled for "bird flu" use,
had sold out on Amazon. Another manufacturer, Alpha Pro Tech, announced
it would increase production to keep pace with demand.
UK: Secret flu plan inoculates Square Mile -- UK financial
regulators have rehearsed how a pandemic like the swine flu, now
spreading from Mexico, will affect Britain. In the most detailed
disaster planning exercise held anywhere in the world, more than 70 City
firms, including HSBC and Norwich Union, secretly tested how the crisis
would unfold over five months. Read More...
Gulf states moving toward monetary union, unified currency -- Gulf
countries moved a step closer to monetary union on Tuesday with a
decision to base a planned future central bank in the Saudi capital
Chinese ordered to smoke more to boost economy -- Local government
officials in China have been ordered to smoke nearly a quarter of a
million packs of cigarettes in a move to boost the local economy during
the global financial crisis.
activists arrested for blocking vehicles bound for Afghanistan --
Protesters are resisting the US Military surge in Afghanistan by
blocking Stryker Vehicles bound for the Port of Tacoma for shipment
U.S. Census field workers prompt flurry of calls -- Some 3,000
census workers are in the field in Virginia right now building the
address lists that will be the mailing list for the 2010 Census forms.
That work will continue through midsummer. They wear official
identification badges and carry handheld computers that they use for
data entry. They also might be carrying workbags with "U.S. Census
Bureau" on them.
Ohio EPA to probe cause of plant explosion -- An overnight explosion
and fire in West Carrollton at chemical plant on Infirmary Rd. was still
burning early Monday, May 4.
Marine school spells out plan -- Residents this week gave DeKalb
County school officials an earful about a new military public high
school they think is a bad fit for the neighborhood.
Army Dreams: Super-Strong, Laser-Proof, Genius G.I.s -- Today’s
G.I.s are lucky if they get radios when they go on patrol in Iraq. But
by 2030, their uniforms will be packed with nano-antenna arrays, capable
of communicating with everything from drones to satellites. The soldiers
will all be Hulk-strong, and Spiderman-agile, thanks to their
Today in History May 5, 2009
1494 - Christopher Columbus sighted Jamaica on his second trip to the
Western Hemisphere. He named the island Santa Gloria. .
1809 - Mary Kies was awarded the first patent to go to a woman. It was
for technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.
1834 - The first mainland railway line opened in Belgium.
1847 - The AMA (American Medical Association) was organized in
1862 - The Battle of Puebla took place. It is celebrated as Cinco de
1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the
1892 - The U.S. Congress extended the Geary Chinese Exclusion Act for 10
more years. The act required Chinese in the U.S. to be registered or
1925 - John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, TN, was arrested for
teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
1936 - Edward Ravenscroft received a patent for the screw-on bottle cap
with a pour lip.
1961 - Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15
minute suborbital flight.
1987 - The U.S. congressional Iran-Contra hearings opened.
CDC wants "pandemic coordinator" -- If the World Health Organization
(WHO) raises the pandemic threat alert to Level 6 -- it's already just
one notch below that at Level 5 -- companies that are now scrambling to
figure out business continuity issues will have to do more than tell
sick employees to stay home and healthy ones to wash their hands.
proposes free flu shots for all Americans -- With the United States
on alert for more cases of the new H1N1 swine flu virus, Iowa Senator
Tom Harkin said the government should include funding for free vaccines
for all Americans in the supplemental spending bill now moving through
linked to abnormal behavior -- Influenza patients between 10 and 17
who took Tamiflu were 54 per cent more likely to exhibit serious
abnormal behavior than those who did not take the antiflu drug, a final
report from a Japanese Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry research
Swine flu: the worst is yet to come in autumn, warns Alan Johnson --
Doctors are being warned to prepare for a second, "much worse" wave of
swine flu hitting Britain in the autumn, the Health Secretary has
What it's like to be quarantined in a hotel in Hong Kong for 7 days
-- Travelers in a Hong Kong hotel have been speaking of their
frustration and boredom as they endure a week-long quarantine imposed as
a precaution against swine flu.
Virologists developing more potent vaccine technology -- Virginia
Tech virologist Chris Roberts' goal is to develop a platform for a flu
vaccine that allows rapid modifications to meet new strains of flu.
“It was nothing
malicious, Oxford believes, just some flu vaccine research that broke
out of containment.” -- Even though health officials are calling
this new virus H1N1, that’s also the type of virus that’s in wide
circulation today. And it has an interesting history. It was the
dominant flu virus through the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Oxford says it
disappeared in 1957, when it was displaced by another flu virus. But
then a strain of H1N1 suddenly reappeared in 1977.
The Great Asset Bubble -- The charts don't look good for "boomers"!!
Easy to read charts on this website.
The Killing of a Worthless Currency -- And what is the problem with
creating excess paper, fiat money? Well, ask the people of Zimbabwe,
whose moronic government has been creating so much of it for almost 15
years that, towards the end, inflation in prices could only be poorly
estimated, as prices soared to more than a million percent, or a billion
percent, or more. Nobody knows. A lot, though!
Stress Test 101: How Will the Banks Do? -- Regulators are expected
to finally deliver the results of the stress tests for the nation's 19
largest banks on Thursday. Here's what you need to know.
-- Is Congress being blackmailed? (I think we know that answer)
Patents -- For those who doubt the feasibility of these special
operations, just take a look at the following Patents.
homeschooler jailed under Patriot Act -- A 16-year-old homeschooled
boy from North Carolina was taken away from his home in handcuffs two
months ago and has been held by the FBI in Indiana ever since, a victim,
his mother claims, of the Patriot Act spun out of control.
Montana Governor Sign Stunning New Gun Law -- Gov. Brian Schweitzer
has signed into law a bill that aims to exempt Montana-made guns from
federal regulation. House Bill 246 was sponsored by Republican Rep. Joel
Boniek of Livingston. It applies only to guns made and kept in Montana.
behind the epidemic of family killings? Could it be antidepressants?
-- Economic stress is usually blamed, but a bunch of government-approved
psychoactive drugs have proven homicidal and suicidal side effects.
Military police at the Kentucky Derby -- Military police were on
hand at the Kentucky Derby to keep restless plebs in line. However, an
Associated Press photograph, posted on the Yahoo! News website, shows
two MPs in combat fatigues with side arms restraining a man at the
Illinois State Police Seize and Keep Desirable Cars for Personal Use
-- Influential Illinois State Police official gets personal use of a
muscle car confiscated from a motorist.
warn-diet soda is poison!! -- Scientists knew that aspartame was a
KBR Contracts Are ‘Majority’ of Fraud Referrals -- Billings from KBR
Inc., the Army’s largest contractor in Iraq, constitute the “vast
majority” of 32 cases referred by government auditors for criminal
investigation, the Pentagon’s top auditor said today.
argue arsenic in second poultry litter trial -- Poultry
companies added dangerous arsenic to chicken feed, but they never warned
poultry growers, people who spread chicken litter or children at
schools, an attorney told jurors Friday.
New gun law aimed at asserting sovereignty -- Gov. Brian Schweitzer
has signed into law a bill that aims to exempt Montana-made guns from
federal regulation, adding firepower to a battery of legislative efforts
to assert states’ rights across the nation. “It’s a gun bill, but it’s
another way of demonstrating the sovereignty of the state of Montana,”
Democrat Schweitzer said.
baby foods may be worse than junk food -- Some baby foods contain as
much sugar and saturated fats as cookies or cheeseburgers, a British
food pressure group said on Monday.
Queen Beatrix wants to read your meter -- In the United States,
T-Mobile will soon be baking its SIM cards into smart meters from the
spooky-sounding company, Echelon.
Warren Buffet attacks bank stress tests, eyes flu pandemic -- Warren
Buffett attacked the government's stress tests of 19 large U.S. banks,
saying they failed to properly assess the industry's health, and that he
would buy more shares in three big banks Berkshire Hathaway Inc already
Lego Torture Scenes Protest Media Censorship -- Check out these
photos of Lego Torture.
The FBI's Department of Precrime -- A chilling new report by the
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveals the breadth and scope of
the FBI's Investigative Data Warehouse (IDW), the Bureau's massive
data-mining project. Read More...
Bill Gates funds British scientists in unorthodox health research --
More than 80 projects at the far edge of innovation in global health
research will share millions of pounds of grants to support unorthodox
thinking — and the outside chance of a world-changing discovery.
Today in History May 4, 2009
1626 - Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on Manhattan Island. Native
Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and
1715 - A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.
1776 - Rhode Island declared its freedom from England two months before
the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
1886 - Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone.
It was the first practical phonograph.
1932 - Al Capone entered the Atlanta Penitentiary federal prison for
1942 - The United States began food rationing.
1961 - Thirteen civil rights activists, dubbed "Freedom Riders," began a
bus trip through the South..
1970 - The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an
anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University. Four students were
killed and nine others were wounded.
1989 - Oliver North, a former White House aide was convicted of
shredding documents and two other crimes. He was acquitted of nine other
charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. The three convictions were
later overturned on appeal.
1998 - Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus
30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, CA. The sentence was under a
plea agreement that spared Kaczynski the death penalty.
Emergency Health Powers Act -- THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
- HOUSE BILL No. 492 Session of 2009
Positive news from Michigan and Wisconsin - ESD Recommends
Reservation-Like 'Sovereign Zones' For Biz -- The Engineering
Society of Detroit has recommended that Michigan create new business
zones with the advantages of Native American reservations -- in essence,
exemption from many state and federal laws -- in an attempt to rebuild
the state's economy.
Fears Spur Sales of Star Anise Spice -- A licorice-flavored spice
that's long been a staple on Asian tables may now be a major weapon
against global influenza. Part of Chinese cuisine's five-spice powder,
star anise is also the primary source of shikimic acid used to produce
oseltamivir phosphate, sold under the brand name Tamiflu. Read More...
HIV(AIDS)/H1N1 flu? From Reuters! -- "HIV and the new flu strain
could also mix together in a dangerous way, as has occurred with HIV and
tuberculosis, the WHO said in guidance for health workers on its
Flu 'Pandemic' - Martial Law Passes MA Senate -- "While
Massachusetts residents were sleeping, our Legislature rushed through a
bill- in response to the recent "Swine flu" outbreak. Read More...
Text of the Bill
Mexican Flu Outbreak 2009: SPECIAL REPORT by Dr Leonard Horowitz
Three Banks Seized by Regulators, Pushing Year’s Total to 32 --
Regulators seized banks in Georgia, New Jersey and Utah over the
weekend, boosting the tally of failed lenders in the U.S. this year to
32 and tapping more than $1.4 billion from the federal government’s
While we were distracted - Hate crimes prevention act set to destroy
free speech -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of
the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 which will
serve as a mechanism to destroy free speech. This legislation will allow
the federal government to provide support for state, local and tribal
law enforcement agencies in the prosecution of any crime if it is
believed to be motivated by prejudice based on race, color, religion,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
Missing From Every Media Story about H1N1 Influenza -- If you read
the stories on H1N1 influenza written by the mainstream media, you might
incorrectly think there's only one anti-viral drug in the world. It's
name is Tamiflu and it's in short supply. That's astonishing to hear
because the world is full of anti-viral medicine found in tens of
thousands of different plants. Culinary herbs like thyme, sage and
rosemary are anti-viral. Berries and sprouts are anti-viral. Garlic,
ginger and onions are anti-viral. You can't walk through a
grocery store without walking past a hundred or more anti-viral
medicines made by Mother Nature.
halts prison visits due to H1N1 -- California authorities Sunday
suspended visits at dozens of prisons following word that an inmate in
Imperial County may have contracted the H1N1 flu virus.
Swine flu goes person-to-pig; could it jump back? -- Now that the
swine flu virus has passed from a farmworker to pigs, could it jump back
to people? The question is important, because crossing species again
could make it more deadly.
World History of Viral Pandemics: 412BC to 2009 -- When observing
the swine flu outbreak happening today, it's helpful to have some
historical context. Viral pandemics are not unusual, and talking about
one isn't "alarmist." Pandemics are a regular feature of life on earth,
and they occur with surprising regularity throughout world history.
flu smoking gun? CDC was combining viruses in 2004 -- Bottom line:
the new flu virus contains DNA from avian, swine viruses (including
elements from European and Asian viruses) and human viruses.
When WHO asks companies to make pandemic vaccine it will be taking a
gamble -- Flu vaccine companies can only make one vaccine at a time:
seasonal flu vaccine or pandemic vaccine. Production takes months and it
is impossible to switch halfway through if health officials make a
Roche deploys rapid response stockpile of Tamiflu -- The World
Health Organization has asked Roche Holding AG to deploy its so-called
rapid response stockpiles of antiviral drug Tamiflu, the Swiss drugmaker
said on Saturday. "The stockpile is being deployed to countries in need
at the discretion of the WHO," Roche said in a statement.
Avian flu research shed lights on swine flu outbreak -- A recent
study by University of Maryland researchers examines the mechanisms
underlying transmission of combined avian-human viruses and illustrates
how virus outbreaks like that of the current swine flu come about.
Company knew of flu outbreak 18 days before official announcement --
A Washington state biosurveillance firm raised the first warning about a
possible outbreak of swine flu in Mexico more than two weeks before the
World Health Organization offered its initial alert about a public
health emergency of international concern.
NEWS ALERT! - After His Flu Warning, Biden Takes the Train Home
-- One day after saying he wouldn't travel in tight quarters because of
the swine flu scare, Vice President Joe Biden rode a train Friday from
Washington to Delaware.
pitches dog food: Study: Dog Food Tastes Just Like Pâté -- If the
recession gets worse, we may be eating dog food for dinner. Don't laugh.
It's apparently tastier than you'd expect. In the last few years,
organic dog food made with human-grade free range meat and fresh
vegetables has spiked in popularity among health-conscious shoppers.
Some companies even claim, for instance, that "humans actually taste our
foods, as part of our QC process!"
US families rely on handouts in world's richest country -- Each
Friday, teachers in elementary schools in a corner of the richest
country in the world quietly slip packs of peanut butter, fruit and
granola bars into some pupils' bags - enough food to get them through
the weekend before school dinners resume on Monday.
Flaw found in electronic voting machines -- Premier Election
Solutions' search for California's problem uncovered a potentially more
troubling flaw in every version of the company's software, which also is
used in machines in Lehigh and eight other Pennsylvania counties.
light bulbs poison the workers who make them -- Large numbers of
Chinese workers have been poisoned by mercury, which forms part of the
compact fluorescent lightbulbs. A surge in foreign demand, set off by a
European Union directive making these bulbs compulsory within three
years, has also led to the reopening of mercury mines that have ruined
Police battle rioters in Berlin -- Riot police battled 700
stone-throwing left-wing militants in Berlin for more than five hours in
May Day clashes that stretched into the early pre-dawn hours on
Your conversations are being intercepted - the truth about Project
Echelon -- Ever since investigative journalist Duncan Campbell first
exposed ECHELON’s existence in 1988, various other ex-intelligence
service employees have broken their silence on the network’s activities.
On the lighter side - "Miss Piggy detained at US - Mexico Border for
swine flu -- Noted entertainer Miss Piggy has been refused reentry
into the United States as she attempted to return from a two week tour
of nightclubs in Mexico City and Guadalajara. Following a deadly
outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, border officers are under strict orders
to turn away any boars or hogs coming over from the South without
Everyone is wrong, again – 1981 in Reverse Part I: The Great Divide by
Eric Janszen -- Why did investors collectively not see that the
inflation rate was destined to fall?
Max Blog: Pumping and Dumping the 401(k) Crowd -- This is what we
know: The fractional-reserve-banking-enabled, Fiat-currency-assisted
credit derivatives bubble that grew 10 times larger than Earth’s GDP has
popped. This is what we don’t know: when, or if, the banking bailouts,
money printing and other wealth transfer schemes will stop.
'I am not selling my gold,' says Jim Rogers -- INTERNATIONAL.
Legendary global investor and chairman of Singapore- based Rogers
Holdings, Jim Rogers said he is concerned some institutional gold
reserves may be sold, affecting prices in the short term.
Guess how DHS defines who is a terrorist now? -- Two weeks before
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security penned its controversial report
warning against "right-wing extremists" in the United States, it
generated a memo defining dozens of additional groups – animal rights
activists, black separatists, tax protesters, even worshippers of the
Norse god Odin – as potential "threats."
2757 MPG achieved at 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas -- The student
team from Laval University, with an astonishing 2,757.1 miles per
gallon, equivalent to 1,172.2 kilometers per liter, won the grand prize
in the "Prototype" category. And in the "UrbanConcept" category - new to
the Americas event this year - the team from Mater Dei High School took
the grand prize by achieving 433.3 mpg, equivalent to 184.2 km/l.
Today in History May 1, 2009
1707 - England, Wales and Scotland were united to form Great Britain.
1805 - The state of Virginia passed a law requiring all freed slaves to
leave the state, or risk either imprisonment or deportation.
1867 - Reconstruction in the South began with black voter registration.
1883 - William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) had his first Wild West Show.
1931 - The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and opened.
It was 102 stories tall and was the tallest building in the world at the
1958 - James Van Allen reported that two radiation belts encircled
1970 - Students at Kent State University riot in downtown Kent, OH, in
protest of the American invasion of Cambodia.
1971 - The National Railroad Passenger Copr. (Amtrak) went into service.
It was established by the U.S. Congress to run the nation's intercity
1992 - On the third day of the Los Angeles riots resulting from the
Rodney King beating trial. King appeared in public to appeal for calm,
he asked, "Can we all get along?"
PUBLIC SERVANT'S QUESTIONNAIRE - Public Law 93-579 - This is a .pdf
Isolation and Quarantine Requirements
PLANS FOR ALL STATES
BEST EXPOSE on 1976 SWINE FLU
VIDEO: Video on swine flu masks
YouTube: Swine Flu Song
Mexico to shut down government in flu fight
Tamiflu Side Effects Have Included Deaths! -- Users Beware!
Swine flu appears just as stockpile of Tamiflu is set to expire...how
Swine flu's ancient correlation to the 1st of May -- "Mayday- Mayday-
Mayday" : The Time Is Now?
TIED TO BAAL SACRIFICE & MOLECH WORSHIP UPDATE AIR FORCE ONE RITUAL
FLYPAST OF PREVIOUS SACRIFICE
Massachusetts Senate approves pandmic flu prep bill
Vaccine promised as cases hit 100
State labs: US swine flu cases likely higher
Swine flu medicine in Illinois -- (make sure you read the last
sentence below the ad in the story)
CDC confirms virus that originated on hog farms in 1998
Pandemic of panic -- After salmonella, bird flu, the Millennium
Bug... should we actually be scared this time?
Censors for talk radio expected within 90 days -- The leader of a
newly formed public awareness campaign to alert U.S. citizens about an
effort to stifle free speech says he expects local "boards" will be
assembled within 90 days to begin censoring talk radio, a move that will
come as an "Arctic blast" against the expression of opinion in the
White House Swine Flu: Aide Has Suspected Case -- A security aide
helping with arrangements during President Barack Obama's recent trip to
Mexico became sick with flu-like symptoms and three members of his
family later contracted probable swine flu, the White House said
Government injecting veterans with cocaine for drug addiction research
-- The study subjects are being given the injections as part of a search
for medicines that researchers hope will block cocaine absorption in the
body, said Timothy O’Leary, the VA’s acting director of research and
development. All the subjects were recruited because they were addicted
to cocaine, O’Leary said.
U.S. Bank Stress Test Results Delayed as Conclusions Debated -- The
Federal Reserve is postponing the release of stress tests on the biggest
U.S. banks while executives debate preliminary findings with examiners,
according to government and industry officials.
Charities forced to axe thousands of jobs -- Charities are axeing
thousands of jobs to cope with a collapse in donations as the recession
use tax, vehicle mile traveled begin discussed in Congress -- House
transportation committee chairman James Oberstar is hot for implementing
a vehicle-miles charge to take over from the failing gasoline tax as
part of the next 5-year federal financing bill, the XYZ-TEA. In a back
and forth with Rep Earl Blumenauer (Dem OR) in a committee hearing
Tuesday April 29 Oberstar said that a VMT (vehicle miles traveled)
charge was something "we have to do" and is "going to be done."
SWAT deployments on swift pace this year -- Since the beginning of
the year, the city's police bureau has been turning to SWAT to
accomplish that goal at a rapidly increasing rate. As of yesterday, the
team had been called into action 52 times, including three calls on
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Pesticides Shown to be Huge Parkinson's Disease Risk -- According to
the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, most
researchers believe exposure to some kind of toxin or toxins in the
environment triggers the development of Parkinson's disease (PD) -- the
degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor
skills (including walking), speech and other functions.
Empire on the Run: Welcome to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad -- Opened
in January of this year, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad stands as an
ambiguous monument to American presence in Iraq.
UK: Traffic wardens stoned by parents outside school -- Traffic
wardens have been told to patrol in pairs outside five schools after
parents became so angry about a parking crackdown that they threw stones
Top Senate Democrat: bankers "own" the U.S. Congress -- Sen. Dick
Durbin, on a local Chicago radio station this week, blurted out an
obvious truth about Congress that, despite being blindingly obvious, is
rarely spoken: "And the banks -- hard to believe in a time when we're
facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created -- are still the
most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place."