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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 Burgesses.
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 adopted.
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 Watergate transcripts.
1978 - In the U.S., postage stamps were raised from 13 cents to 15 cents.
1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.

Breaking 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 convential weapons.

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 themselves.

Trooper, 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 11, 2001.

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.

Rail traffic hits year's low -- Despite some lift from intermodal volume, major U.S. railroads by two important measures had their worst week so far this year.

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 War.
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 survive infancy.
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 kilotons.
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.

Jobs on 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 Research says.

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 automobiles.

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.

The 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, by balloon.
1933 - In the U.S., the Federal Securities Act was signed. The act required the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
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.

Sovereign 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?  Related Link: Who ya gonna call when disaster strikes?

GM 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 1975.

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 "disincorporation."

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 Wales.

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 Force.
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 first day.
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 phone

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 in animals.

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 virus.

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.

When the people fight 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.

Cattle 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
Related Link: 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 surprised!!

Haiti: the land where children eat mud

Who 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:

The 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 it.

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 scientists.

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 your body.

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.

Pentagon 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.
Related Link: 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 his Marines.

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 uncertain future.

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.
Related: Earthquake 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 generals.
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 took place.

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.

Chemicals 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)

San 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 late Thursday.

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.

Swine 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 term.

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

World Wide 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 world.

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 practices.

The 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.

Carlyle 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 pension business.

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...

Chicago 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 chemical BPA.

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 Europe.
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 telegraph.
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 Human Services.
1998 - The Associated Press marked its 150th anniversary.

Bilderberg 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.

Health 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.

Cell 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. Read More...

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 a repeat)!

YouTube: Obama Pushes Anti-Gun Treaty -- President Obama supports an international treaty creating sweeping gun control efforts.

USDA 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.

Video: 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.

Stop 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 comment section.

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. Read More...

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 Samuel Rust.
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 Park.
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 approval.

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 nation.

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 hours.

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 error.

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...

FED DREAD -- 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 Pole.
1948 - The state of Israel and its provisional government was established.
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 international waters.
1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women

Must See YouTube: Rep. Marcy Kaptur: Foreclosed owners should  squat in their own homes

Soldier 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 officials said.

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.

Swine 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 less money.

Robot teacher conducts first class in Tokyo school -- A robot schoolteacher developed by Japanese scientists has taken a class in a Tokyo school.

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 temperatures.

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 reality.

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 security checks.

Beyond 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.

1940's Secret "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 by investment.

'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.
Related: 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 Common Preservative.

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."
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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. Goodrich Company.
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 team.

USA TODAY POLL: Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?

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."

Doctor: 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.

Texas 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.

Judge 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.

ALERT - 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

Governor 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.

The 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.

Swine 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.

U.S. 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.

Definition of 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 in Norfolk.

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.

UK- How the state has access to your private life -- A Place to Access Your citizens Information.

The 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 called "Coca-Cola."
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 in Europe.
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.

CENSUS 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 Constitutional authority.

Singapore 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 need.

Bilderbergers 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.

WHO 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.

Feingold 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.

New 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 rights.

Ball, 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 relative.

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.

Stress 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 City.
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 Philadelphia.
1912 - The first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College Park, MD.
1926 - A U.S. report showed that one-third of the nation's exports were motors.
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 Amendment.
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 More...

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.

Red 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.

Connecting the Dots: A Pandemic Distracts as the World Government Picks a Fight

Prison 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 list.

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.

Bush Library: $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 relationships.

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 the nation.

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...

New 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 1978-1985.

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 said yesterday.

No 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 Warren Buffett.

Warning 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)

Texas 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.

Why 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.
Comment 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 action!

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 flu.

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 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 Riyadh.

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.

Anti war 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 overseas.

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 nanotech-based exoskeletons.

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 Philadelphia, PA.
1862 - The Battle of Puebla took place. It is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo Day.
1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the U.S.
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 face
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.

Senator 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 Congress.

Tamiflu 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 team, said.

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 disclosed.

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.

Sibol Edmonds -- Is Congress being blackmailed? (I think we know that answer)

Chemtrail Patents -- For those who doubt the feasibility of these special operations, just take a look at the following Patents.

Teen 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.

What's 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 derby.

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.

Duty to warn-diet soda is poison!! -- Scientists knew that aspartame was a lethal poison!

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.

Attorneys 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.

Some 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 owns.

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 buttons.
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 income-tax evasion.
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.

Bird-Flu 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...

Combined 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 website."

Swine 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...
Related: 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 deposit-insurance fund.

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.

What's 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.

California 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.

Timeline: 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.

Swine 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 mistake.

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.
STUPID 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.

CBS 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.

Green" 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 the environment.

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 Saturday.

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 exception.

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 time.
1958 - James Van Allen reported that two radiation belts encircled Earth.
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 railroads. .
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 file.

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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 United States.

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 Thursday.

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 deepens.

Road 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 at them.

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."



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