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November 2007

YouTube Video: Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9/11 -- The five celebrating Israelis. A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11. The New York Times reported Thursday that a group of five men had set up video cameras aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack on Tuesday, and were seen congratulating one another afterwards.
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Freedom's Phoenix Headline News -- Check out the many news items - especially the ones on Ron Paul.

YouTube - MSNBC report on Border incursion Oct 18, 2007 -- Reporting on armed stand off between Mexican Military/drug smuggler and Texas Lawman.

U.S. War Vets to Speak Publicly About War Crimes -- U.S. war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have announced they're planning to descend on Washington, DC this March to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in Iraq.

Immigrant Population Hits Record 38 Million -- A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies, based on the latest Census Bureau data, shows the number of immigrants in America, both legal and illegal, has swelled to a record 38 million this year – making one of every eight U.S. residents an immigrant.

US Foreclosure Filings Up 94% -- A total of 224,451 foreclosure filings were reported in October, up 94 percent from 115,568 in the same month a year ago, Irvine-based RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.

IRAQ VETERAN VICTIM OF GOVERNMENT ABUSE By Charlotte Iserbyt -- On Sunday, October 21, 2007, Billy Miller was arrested by the Farmington, New Hampshire (LIVE FREE OR DIE!) Police Department on charges of misdemeanor. He was unlawfully held at the Strafford County Correctional Facility, Dover, NH in the “booking department” for seventeen days. THIS IS AGAINST THE LAW. NO ONE MAY BE HELD FOR MORE THAN 72 HOURS! day rarely passes when Americans don’t read about crimes being perpetrated not only by citizens, but by the very law enforcement officials whose duty it is to protect citizens. READ MORE....

Marines to cut armored vehicle orders -- The Marines plan to buy fewer bomb-resistant vehicles than planned despite pressure from lawmakers who are determined to spend billions of dollars on the vehicles.

Judge: Feds must release telecom records -- An electronic privacy group challenging President Bush's domestic spying program scored a minor victory after a judge ordered the federal government to release information about lobbying efforts by telecommunications companies to protect them from prosecution. 

Who won the Republican debate on November 28? -- Take a look at how your choices compare to the overall CNN voters' picks and more detailed overall results.

The CNN "YouTube" Debates -- The Questions. Be sure to check out all the links!

VIDEO: Ron Paul Post-debate interview -- CNN's John Roberts caught up with Republican candidate Ron Paul after the CNN/YouTube debate.

Video: Ron Paul Answers Question About North American Union -- Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul was asked by a YouTuber at last night’s debate on CNN if he thought the threat of a union between the United States, Mexico, and Canada was real. Paul said he did believe so and explained if true, what the merger would mean.

Mona Charen - What Paul Is Running For -- After reading this article PLEASE E-mail Ms. Charen and let her know exactly what you civil but to the point....THANK YOU!
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"Better" than the Bomb -- While germs are usually specialists, attacking only a limited number of species, some form of biological warfare might be only too practicable. Chances are that pestilence-spreaders would not use old, familiar diseases, but would create new ones by modifying standard bacteria or viruses. Read More...

Take The CNN Vote: Which Republican candidate will best handle tonight’s YouTube debate format? -- Make your choice known!! Thanks!!

Fire shuts key Canada-U.S. pipeline -- An explosion crippled the main pipeline supplying Canadian crude to U.S. Midwest refineries on Wednesday, forcing operator Enbridge to halt nearly a fifth of U.S. imports and sending crude prices as much as $4 higher.
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trust is evident even amongst doctors. Polls and questionnaires show that three doctors out of four (75 per cent) would refuse any chemotherapy because of its ineffectiveness against the disease and its devastating effects on the entire human organism.

Study: CT scans raise cancer risk -- Millions of Americans, especially children, are needlessly getting dangerous radiation from "super X-rays" that raise the risk of cancer and are increasingly used to diagnose medical problems, a new report warns.

British Court puts warning label on Gore's film -- The British high court ruled Gore's Academy Award winning global warming film cannot be shown in any public school in England without an explicit disclaimer. The high court ruled that students must be warned that the film is partisan, political advocacy, not a factual representation of what is actually happening with the climate of the world. The disclaimer must stipulate that misleading exaggerations permeate the film. The court said the film contained far too many factual errors to be shown in the public school system without a disclaimer.

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Bush Economic Adviser Stepping Down -- Al Hubbard, the chairman of President Bush's National Economic Council, plans to step down on Wednesday, one in a growing line of top presidential advisers exiting the White House as the Bush administration heads into its last year.

It's now time for a Ron Paul Blimp -- From this video it seems that getting a blimp in support of Ron Paul for President is underway. If completed successfully this would be the greatest grassroots effort in history. However, this can only be done if $350,000 is donated before December 1st. Is it possible?

The Media Arranged for Brothel Owner to "Endorse" Ron Paul -- The Associated Press carried a story about how a Nevada brothel owner had "endorsed" Ron Paul, downplaying the fact that the "endorsement" was actually arranged by the media.
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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf steps down -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf stepped down as the country's military leader Wednesday, the day before he was to be sworn in for a third presidential term -- as a civilian.

Man arrested for shooting traffic camera -- KNOXVILLE, TN - Police have lost red-light cameras to traffic accidents but never to gun play. "This is the first one that's been shot," Capt. Gordon Catlett said of the wounded camera at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Interstate 640 — one of 15 camera-equipped intersections in the city.

REMINDER: NO NAIS meeting Dec. 13 @ Chillicothe -- An event for livestock owners, all rural residents. Rural citizens will be sharing their knowledge of private property rights, current legislation dealing with livestock and what the property owners need to know to make decisions on Premise ID and NAIS for all ages and interests of the rural life style. Will be held December 13 at Chilllicothe’s Grand River Inn. Doors will open @ 2:30 pm.

Origins Creating the US Department of Homeland Security -- The sole branch of this government that is responsible for creating legislation is the legislative branch the Congress of the United States. However - the US Department of Homeland Security was created directly by Presidential Executive Order No 13228.
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Uncovering a DOJ Coverup by Paul Craig Roberts -- In 1995 Kenneth Trentadue was murdered by federal agents in a federal prison in Oklahoma City. A coverup immediately went into effect. Federal authorities claimed Trentadue, who was being held in a suicide-proof cell, had committed suicide by hanging himself, but the state coroner would not buy the story. Read More...

Cheney’s heart shocked back into rhythm -- Doctors administered an electrical shock to Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart and restored it to a normal rhythm during a 2½ hour hospital visit Monday.

From Sewage, Added Water for Drinking -- For millions of people here in Orange County, pulling the lever will be the start of a long, intense process to purify the sewage into drinking water — after a hard scrubbing with filters, screens, chemicals and ultraviolet light and the passage of time underground.

VIDEO: Flight School Head Admits Neither He Nor 9/11 Hijackers Could Fly 9/11 Planes -- According to the owner of a flight school at which 2 of the 4 accused 9/11 hijack pilots trained on simple aircraft with questionable ... all » competence, neither he nor the 9/11 hijackers implicated in the attacks, could pilot the 757 and 767 aircraft that they are alleged to have flown into targets on September 11, 2001.

Is Shimon Peres the Terrorist Mastermind Behind 9/11? -- “Shimon Peres, Isser Harel, and Mordechai Hod are among the high-level Israelis who were involved in previous terror attacks on U.S. targets, who are connected to 9-11 in ways that have not been discussed before... The question is whether Israeli strategic planners would conduct a false-flag terror attack against the United States, their most powerful ally, in order to fix the blame on the Arabs, their enemies...”

Are Those Who Question 9/11 Anti-Semites? -- As former Secretary of State Colin Powell once stated, “It is not anti-Semitic to criticize the policies of the state of Israel.”... Debating factual evidence one way or the other of involvement of people affiliated with Mossad is not anti-Semitic -- it is called testing a hypothesis and is Constitutionally-protected free speech. Read More...

Probe finds other Department of Homeland Security fake briefings -- The fake October news conference held by the Federal Emergency Management Agency was not the first time a Homeland Security public affairs official has acted like a reporter by asking questions during a briefing. Read More...

Citigroup to sell $7.5 bln stake to Abu Dhabi -- Citigroup Inc is selling up to 4.9 percent of itself for $7.5 billion to the Gulf Arab emirate of Abu Dhabi, giving the largest U.S. bank fresh capital as it wrestles with the subprime mortgage crisis and the resignation of its chief executive.


US, Iraq deal sees long-term US presence -- President Bush on Monday signed a deal setting the foundation for a potential long-term U.S. troop presence in Iraq, with details to be negotiated over matters that have defined the war debate at home — how many U.S. forces will stay in the country, and for how long.

Mayors warn worst of mortgage crisis ahead -- An escalating mortgage crisis will push another 1.4 million U.S. homes into foreclosure and drive nationwide property values lower by 7 percent next year, according to a report released on Tuesday by a group representing city mayors.

Challenges brew over 'state secrets' -- In federal courts and on Capitol Hill, challenges are brewing to a key legal strategy President Bush is using to protect a secret surveillance program that monitors phone calls and e-mails inside the United States. The White House has invoked a legal defense known as the "state secrets" doctrine — a claim that the president has inherent and unchecked power to shield national security information from disclosure, either to plaintiffs in court or to congressional overseers.

120 War Vets Commit Suicide Each Week -- The military refuses to come clean, insisting the high rates are due to "personal problems," not experience in combat.

Processed Meat Unsafe For Human Consumption; Cancer Experts Warn of Dietary Dangers -- Hundreds of cancer researchers took part in a five-year project spanning more than 7,000 clinical studies and designed to document the links between diet and cancer. Their conclusion, published in the World Cancer Research Fund's report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective (2007), has rocked the health world with a declaration that all people should immediately stop buying and eating processed meat products and that all processed meat should be avoided for life!

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Local 2 Investigates Police Secrecy Behind Unmanned Aircraft Test -- Houston police started testing unmanned aircraft and the event was shrouded in secrecy, but it was captured on tape by Local 2 Investigates.

Firefighters taking new role as anti-terrorist eyes of the US government -- Firefighters in major U.S. cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as trusted American icons and infringing on people's privacy.

Ron Paul MONDAY Money Bomb #6 -- We'll be having a $25 each Money Bomb, Monday, from 1-4pm EST. Please join us if you believe as I do that Ron Paul's Campaign should be recieving generous amounts of cash BEFORE the Tea Party as well as during it.

Catholic bishop: 9-11 was inside job -- Bishop Williamson, whose talk was held Nov. 4, 2007 in Bedford, Mass., is quoted as saying: "Without 9-11, it would have been impossible to attack in Afghanistan or Iraq. The forces inside the United States government and driving the United States government absolutely wanted to attack and destroy Iraq. The destruction wrought upon Iraq is unspeakable. And now the same forces want to do the same thing to Iran . . . They may well be plotting another 9-11."

Pentagon Tally Omits 20,000 Vets' Brain Injuries -- At least 20,000 U.S. troops who were not classified as wounded during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan have been found with signs of brain injuries, according to military and veterans records compiled by USA TODAY.

Dangers of Wifi -- The Effects of 884 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on Self-reported Symptom and Sleep (EEG)- An Experimental Provocation Study. The study indicates that during laboratory exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals, components of sleep, believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear, are adversely affected. Read More...

"A Generalized Meltdown of Financial Institutions" -- Reality has finally caught up to the stock market. The American consumer is underwater, the banks are buried in debt, and the housing market is in terminal distress. The Dow is now below its 200-Day Moving Average -- the first big "sell" signal. Anything below 12,500 could trigger program-trading and crash the market. The increased volatility suggests that we are watching a "real time" meltdown.

Vaccines Threaten Up to 44,000 U.S. Soldiers -- The vaccine BioThrax, manufactured by BioPort (now called Emergent Biosolutions) is the only FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine available in the U.S. However, even BioPort’s own insurance company, Evanston Insurance, has sued BioPort, alleging “material misrepresentations about incidents, conditions, circumstances, defects, or suspected defects in the vaccine.”

American-backed killer militias strut across Iraq -- Members of the Baghdad Brigade receive $300 a man each month from the Americans, who also provide vehicles, uniforms and flak jackets. In return the brigade keeps out Al-Qaeda, dismantles roadside bombs and patrols the area, a task performed with considerable swagger by many of its 4,000 recruits.

Military training program for teens expands in US -- One in 10 public high school students in Chicago wears a military uniform to school and takes classes -- including how to shoot a gun properly -- from retired veterans. That number is expected to rise as junior military reserve programs expand across the country now that a congressional cap of 3,500 units has been lifted from the nearly century-old scheme.

FDA staff urge warnings for two flu drugs -- FDA staffers are recommending new warnings about psychiatric events observed in some patients taking Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Relenza, according to documents released on Friday.

FDA: Flu drugs affecting kids' behavior -- Government health regulators recommended adding label precautions about neurological problems seen in children who have taken flu drugs made by Roche and GlaxoSmithKline.

Are your products safe? You can't tell. -- Labels often fail to list compounds that can disrupt biological development. The problem is, neither the companies that make these products nor federal regulators are telling you that some of these substances may be dangerous. Many have been found to cause life-threatening illnesses in laboratory animals.

Ground Beef Products Are Subject of Recall After 2 Reports of Illness -- A company voluntarily recalled nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef products after two people were sickened, possibly by E. coli bacteria, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture said Saturday. The beef products by the company, American Foods Group of Green Bay, were distributed to retailers and distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. The problem surfaced after an investigation by the
Illinois Department of Health, which was looking into two reports of illnesses.

You’re Eating That? -- Food safety, like toy safety, is part of a growing national concern that government agencies that are supposed to protect consumers have been whittled down to incompetence. The Bush administration insists it is focusing on import safety — finally. Congress must keep pressing for a complete overhaul of the consumer protection system. Each day there is news of another dangerous hole in the consumer safety net.

Elizabeth Kucinich: My Husband Would "Absolutely" Consider Running With Ron Paul -- The Democratic underdog's wife weighs in on Ron Paul and whether or not the events of 9/11 deserve a new investigation.

North Bend parents share concern over military exam -- Three parents expressed their concerns to the North Bend School Board about an exam designed by the U.S. Department of Defense. They had misgivings, they said, that the aptitude test releases personal information to military recruiters who may pressure teens to enlist.

A Gap in Knowledge About Kids, Medication -- A decade after the government began trying to ensure that prescription drugs used to treat children work and are safe, doctors still have scant information to guide them when they administer many medications to kids.

lib•er•tar•ian -- A freewheeling rebel who hates wiretaps, loves Ron Paul and is redirecting politics. Read More...

VERY IMPORTANT AOL POLL -- Lets show who's TOP TIER!  Ron Paul is making a huge move!!!!!!!!!! Please help get the word out there.

Wounded Soldier: Military Wants Part Of Bonus Back -- The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.

FDA probes Pfizer anti-smoking drug -- Government scientists are investigating whether a Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) Inc. drug used to help smokers quit cigarettes also increases suicidal thoughts and violent behavior. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it has received reports of mood disorders and erratic behavior among patients taking Chantix. The drug won regulatory approval last year to aid adults trying to quit smoking and sales totaled $101 million.

US, Russia Agree on Plutonium Disposal -- U.S. and Russian officials announced agreement Monday on how to safely dispose of 34 metric tons of Russian weapons-grade plutonium, overcoming a major hurdle in a joint nuclear nonproliferation effort that at times has been close to falling apart.

"Safe" Uranium That Left a Town Contaminated -- Colonie, New York - They were told depleted uranium was not hazardous. Now, 23 years after a US arms plant closed, workers and residents have cancer - and experts say their suffering shows the use of such weapons may be a war crime.

FDA funds anti food terrorism efforts -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced it is pumping more funds into securing the safety of the nation's food supply.

Opposition to Fluoridated Water Increasing By: David Deschesne -- Toxic Compound is Not to be ingested. It’s found in most toothpastes and rat poison. Used topically, it can help kill the bacteria that causes tooth decay. But, if it’s ingested, it may cause osteoporosis, mottled teeth and/or reduced IQ. Fluoride is that controversial toxic compound being added to many municipal water supplies across the country as “medicine” to prevent tooth decay.

VIDEO: Dirty Hotel Secrets -- You may want to check this out in your spare time!

U.S. Supreme Court takes up gun-rights case -- The US Supreme Court has agreed to examine one of the most disputed provisions of the Constitution – the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. On Tuesday, the justices announced they will take up an appeal involving the constitutionality of a Washington, D.C., law that bans the use or possession of all handguns. It's the first time since 1939 that the justices will confront the Constitution's right to bear arms.

General would deploy troops on U.S. soil -- The commander of USNORTHCOM says he's prepared to obey any order from the president to deploy U.S. troops on American soil in response to a domestic emergency.

Former aide blames Bush for leak deceit -- Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan blames President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for efforts to mislead the public about the role of White House aides in leaking the identity of a CIA operative.

Police with Dogs: Vaccinating Kids in Maryland by Barbara Loe Fisher -- "I watched them bundled up against the cold winter air on Saturday, November 17, 2007, with their children and the letter from the State of Maryland threatening them with imprisonment or fines of $50 a day for failing to show proof their children had gotten a chickenpox or hepatitis B shot."
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Food pantries struggling with shortages -- Operators of free food banks say they are seeing more working people needing assistance. The increased demand is outstripping supplies and forcing many pantries and food banks to cut portions.

A Personal Letter & Plea from Ed Brown -- Please take a few minutes to drop them a line. These are Christian patriots and are fighting a fight few of us dare to take on for ourselves. Thank you!

Chavez, Ahmadinejad to work against US -- The presidents of Venezuela and Iran boasted Monday that they will defeat U.S. imperialism together, saying the fall of the dollar is a prelude to the end of Washington's global dominance.

Twenty Thousand Protest at Ft. Benning: Eleven Face Federal Criminal Trials -- In what has become the nation’s largest annual gathering for peace and human rights, over twenty thousand people protested outside the gates of Fort Benning, GA on November 18, 2007. Eleven people were arrested on federal criminal charges and face up to six months in prison. Fort Benning is the site of the internationally notorious U.S. Army training school for Latin American military and security personnel.

Japan to fingerprint and photograph all arriving foreigners -- In averting acts of terrorism Japan started to take fingerprints and photograph people who arrive to the country. Nearly all foreigners age 16 or over, including longtime residents, will be scanned. The only exceptions are diplomats, government guests and permanent residents such as Koreans who have lived in Japan for generations.

The grinch who stole Christmas cards -- Primary school pupils in Wales have been banned from exchanging cards in the name of saving the planet and its ‘wretched’ Africans.

Crime scene: foreclosure -- Cleveland's mortgage meltdown has sparked a crime wave in the nation's hardest hit area for troubled homeowners. The first thing that happened after owners moved out of foreclosed homes in Slavic Village was that squatters and looters moved in.

Polls now show Ron Paul passing Thompson in New Hampshire and tied with McCain in Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is forcing polls to adjust and quickly. A poll released Tuesday by CBS and NY Times shows Paul at 8% in New Hampshire ahead of Fred Thompson and tied with McCain in Iowa. Website is up and running -- A new website is available for you to use as a tool to regain power and authority over mismanaged and poorly run local government in your area. Take a moment to go to the website at and see what WE THE PEOPLE can accomplish if we just get motivated and put into action that motivation with like minded people.

Photos from the Texas Justice, Peace, and Freedom Conference in Dallas -- Check out our very own Dave vonKleist!

9/11 group mulls anti-Giuliani campaign -- New York firefighters and families who lost relatives on Sept. 11, 2001, are considering campaigning against presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani. They are considering forming a 527 committee that would run issue ads on the terrorist attacks, ABC News reported. Some of those affected by the attacks believe the former New York mayor is exploiting them in his presidential campaign.

The USA Today Ron Paul ad is complete - will be in print November 21st! -- Be sure to check it out.

Police to search for guns in homes -- Boston police are launching a program that will call upon parents in high-crime neighborhoods to allow detectives into their homes, without a warrant, to search for guns in their children's bedrooms.

Old McDonald Had a Farm...and He Got Arrested? -- While the matter is over for the state, Greg Niewendorp says it's just begun for him. "They'll need a search warrant to do the test next year." He's also organizing the Michigan chapter of the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association and says next year more Michigan farmers will refuse the test.

Paperwork on risky viruses mislaid -- The state Department of Agriculture lost track of hundreds of viruses and microbes imported to Hawai'i for research purposes over a five-decade period because of a breakdown in the agency's paperwork system.

How To Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds -- While waivers and exemptions are written into all laws on immunization, most public health officials, doctors, and especially school officials are loathe to discuss their existence when questioned, and rarely, to our knowledge, volunteer such information.

Nigeria Takes On Pfizer over 'Killer Drug' -- The Nigerian government is taking on Pfizer, the world's biggest pharmaceutical company. It accuses the company of using a meningitis epidemic to test an unapproved drug on Nigerian children. Eleven children who participated in the tests died and others were left with disabilities.

Pentagon Cover Up: 15,000 or More US Deaths in Iraq War? By MIKE WHITNEY -- That is not a typo. Active and retired military personnel, mostly young veterans between the ages of 20 to 24, are returning from combat and killing themselves in record numbers. We can assume that "multiple-tours of duty" in a war-zone have precipitated a mental health crisis of which the public is entirely unaware and which the Pentagon is in total denial.

Rendell puts gun divide to the test -- Gun-control bills have tended to die obscurely in the halls of the Pennsylvania Capitol, rarely requiring a legislator to cast a recorded vote. The popularity of hunting in the state, and the lobbying power of the National Rifle Association, taught legislative leaders not to bother. This week, Gov. Rendell will force a public reckoning.

Court clears Musharraf's continued rule -- A Supreme Court hand-picked by President Gen. Pervez Musharraf swiftly dismissed legal challenges to his continued rule on Monday, opening the way for him to serve another five-year term — this time solely as a civilian president.

Ron Paul Wins Seoul Strawpoll -- Writes George Whitfield: "I am pleased to report that Congressman Ron Paul won the straw poll last night (Nov. 17th, 2007) in Seoul at the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by the Republicans Abroad Korea. Dr. Paul won with 50 percent, beating Rudy Giuliani, who garnered 23 percent of the vote.

Ron Paul is Popular -- Notice the statement posted on the right hand side of this website link concerning Pat Robertson endorsing Guilianni. Notice: They are accepting comments. The Power Hour encourages very respectful responses.

The American Dictatorship Institute -- In response to Ron Paul’s phenomenal fundraising successes and his widespread, national popularity, the neocon establishment has commenced a smear campaign. One such smear artist is John C. Fortier, a "research fellow" at what Lew Rockwell has called the Supreme Soviet of Neoconservatism – the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Read More...

Cleveland Offers $100 Gas Cards for Guns -- Armed residents can give up their guns and get gasoline cards worth $100 at the pump. The first 450 people who show up at Cleveland's convention center Saturday and surrender a working handgun will receive a card. This was suppose to be on Nov. 10, 2007. Wonder how many guns were actually received?

The facts about smoking and mental illness -- A Hidden Epidemic -- The facts about smoking and mental illness are stark. Almost half of all cigarettes sold in the United States (44 percent) are consumed by people with mental illness.  mental illness are much more likely to smoke their cigarettes right down to the filters.

Patients Were Not Told of Misuse of Syringes -- State health officials notified 628 patients this week that they should be tested for hepatitis and H.I.V. infection because they were treated years ago by an anesthesiologist in Nassau County who used improper procedures for preventing the spread of blood-borne diseases.

Army desertion rate highest since 1980 -- Soldiers strained by six years at war are deserting their posts at the highest rate since 1980, with the number of Army deserters this year showing an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.

Computer with veterans’ data stolen -- In a déjà vu announcement, the Department of Veterans Affairs says a computer containing the names, Social Security numbers and birthdates of 12,000 veterans was taken over the Veterans’ Day weekend from the VA medical center in Indianapolis.

VA AUDITOR STEALS VETERANS' SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS -- Authorities find 1.8 million SSNs, but VA says only 185,000 numbers are at risk. Man arrested in theft of 1.8 million Social Security numbers! Read More...

Homeless camp at New Orleans city hall -- The homeless of New Orleans have left the city's shelters and gutted buildings to set up camp on the mayor's doorstep. About 250 homeless people have erected pup-tents — the only affordable housing they say they could find since Hurricane Katrina — and created a colony of despair in a grassy plaza outside City Hall.

China's e-waste nightmare worsening -- The air smells acrid from the squat gas burners that sit outside homes, melting wires to recover copper and cooking computer motherboards to release gold. Migrant workers in filthy clothes smash picture tubes by hand to recover glass and electronic parts, releasing as much as 6.5 pounds of lead dust.

Douglas County, Oregon, is about to get hot --Douglas County in Oregon & the IRS. (Note: This was an e-mail posted last week).

SHIRBRIG.DK: Multinational Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations -- The establishment of SHIRBRIG followed a recommendation from the UN Secretary General that the UN should consider the idea of a Rapid deployment force. The force should consist of units from a number of member states, trained to the same standard, using the same operating procedures and taking part in combined exercises at regular intervals. This should make the force available for deployment at short notice.

US power company linked to Bush is named in database as a top pollute -- An American power company with close financial links to President George Bush has been named as one of the world's top producers of global warming pollution.

USA ad to run day before Thanksgiving -- Taking the campaign to the next level! A Must See!!

YouTube Video: Local news station confirms barium in chemtrails -- Could a strange substance found by an Ark-La-Tex man be part of secret government testing program? That's the question at the heart of a phenomenon called "Chemtrails." In a KSLA News 12 investigation, Reporter Jeff Ferrell shows us the results of testing we had done about what's in our skies.
Related Article: CHEMTRAILS: Is U.S. Gov't. Secretly Testing Americans 'Again'?

New respiratory bug has killed 10 -- A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren't considered lethal. But a new variant has caused at least 140 illnesses in New York, Oregon, Washington and Texas, according to a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FBI Raids Liberty Dollar -- a dozen FBI and Secret Service agents raided the Liberty Dollar office in Evansville. For approximately six hours they took all the gold, all the silver, all the platinum and almost two tons of Ron Paul Dollars that where just delivered last Friday. They also took all the files, all the computers and froze our bank accounts.

Polishman flying for 1st time in his life tasered to death at Vancouver Int'l Airport -- An eyewitness's video recording of a man dying after being stunned with a Taser by police on Oct. 14 at Vancouver International Airport has been released to the public. Robert Dziekanski, a Polish immigrant flying on a plane for the very first time in his life, landed at Vancouver International Airport. Roughly 10 hours later, he lay dead on the floor of the airport

CBS asks judge to dismiss Rather's suit -- CBS asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a $70 million defamation lawsuit that veteran television newsman Dan Rather filed against the network and its parent company, arguing that he waited too long to take legal action. The former anchor's lawsuit claims his bosses made him a "scapegoat" for the controversy that arose over a disputed story about President Bush's military service.

MRSA faces defeat from wild flower -- Researchers at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) have revealed the bright yellow flower known as inula helenium kills the lethal bug, which is resistant to some of the strongest antibiotics on the market.

The Anti-Aging Miracle of Magnesium -- The average American consumes only 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. This has serious consequences, including death, in many people. It seems very important to point out that magnesium deficit and stress aggravate each other in a true 'pathogenic vicious circle', particularly in the stressful state of ageing.

US accuses China of vast industrial spying -- China is running an "aggressive and large-scale industrial espionage campaign" against American technology, a US congressional commission says, in a report that will exacerbate growing tensions between the two countries.

Chile Earthquake Causes Strong Aftershocks -- 15,000 Homeless, 150 Injured, Large Aftershocks.

WWII P-38 fighter discovered in Wales -- Sixty-five years after an American P-38 fighter plane ran out of gas and crash-landed on a beach in Wales, the long-forgotten World War II relic has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried.

Australia: Santas warned 'ho ho ho' offensive to women -- Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported. One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "ho", a US slang term for prostitute.

Standard Guantanamo operating manual posted on Internet -- The U.S. military's operating manual for the Guantanamo prison camp has been posted on the Internet, providing a glimpse of the broad rules and tiniest minutia for detaining suspected terrorists.
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A five-month CBS News investigation on Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans -- A CBS News Investigation Uncovers A Suicide Rate For Veterans Twice That Of Other Americans!!

General fired from Walter Reed to head Fort Detrick -- The two-star general who was fired as the head of Walter Reed Army Medical Center amid reports of shoddy treatment of wounded soldiers has regained favor and will oversee U.S. biological weapons defense research as commander of Fort Detrick in Frederick, the Army said today.

What Foods To Avoid? -- Food manufacturers are hiding MSG so you don't know where it is. Lately, food manufacturers mention a "clean label" when referring to soy sauce and other processed flavor enhancers that already contain MSG in the form of glutamic acid. Food manufacturers use these ingredients so they can claim "no added MSG". Hence a "cleaner" label. They know it's in there, they are just hoping you don't.

Stevia: The FDA's Attack On A Beneficial Supplement -- One has to wonder why aspartame, sucralose, and high fructose corn syrup -- all with proven major negative health effects -- are approved by regulatory agencies in the US, Canada, and Europe and are currently in widespread use; whereas stevia is not.

Ontario Town's residents test positive for uranium contamination -- The result of testing conducted on a small group of residents of Port Hope (Port Hope is located about 100 kilometres east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario) has found contamination by uranium of military or industrial origin. Four of nine people tested had unusual types of uranium in their bodies, including one who carried measurable quantities of depleted uranium, which is used to make armour-piercing weapons, and another who had uranium at levels about three times higher than average concentrations of the element.

Why Are They So Afraid of Ron Paul? -- Paul has become the equivalent of a rock star among the young, and his appeal goes way beyond the usual libertarian crowd: liberals and conservatives, all races and cultural types, from home-schooling Christians to San Francisco pagans and everything in between. On the Internet, and in the streets, the Ron Paul Revolution, as his followers have dubbed their movement, is taking off.

BUSH SIGNS ARMS BILL, BUT NOT HATE BILL -- On Tuesday, Pres. Bush signed the "Department of Defense Appropriation Act," H.R. 3222. This is not the "National Defense Appropriations Act," H.R. 1585, to which is attached Sen. Kennedy's hate crimes amendment. H.R. 1585 remains in conference between the House and Senate. An irritated President said he might veto H.R. 3222 because of an excess of expensive liberal amendments attached to it. He didn't. We can't let him do the same with H.R. 1585 and the hate bill.

Study: GMO corn harms aquatic ecosystems -- Genetically modified Bt corn has been licensed since 1996, but the risks of the widespread planting have not been fully assessed, according to researchers who have found the transgenic corn has the potential to harm aquatic ecosystems in the Midwest.

Experts fault U.S. preparation for anthrax attack -- The United States has done too little to prepare for another potential domestic anthrax attack six years after spore-laden mail killed five people, a former CIA director and other experts said on Wednesday.

Merck tells AIDS vaccine volunteers who got "active" jab -- Thousands of people who volunteered to test an experimental AIDS vaccine that may have actually raised the risk of infection will be told if they got the actual shot, researchers said on Tuesday. Merck & Co. Inc. and academic researchers said they would "unblind" the study, meaning everyone would find out who got the active shot and who got a dummy injection.

Vaccines cut disease deaths by 99 percent -- Vaccines have cut deaths from the diseases they prevent by 99 percent, U.S. government researchers reported on Tuesday.

FBI finds Blackwater Iraq shootings unjustified -- FBI agents investigating the September 16 episode in which Blackwater security guards shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians have found that at least 14 of the shootings were unjustified, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

No need for more oil now, OPEC tells U.S -- OPEC sees no need to increase oil production at the moment, Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri said on Wednesday, rejecting a U.S. appeal to boost output sooner than the producer group's meeting next month. 

NY governor dropping immigrant license plan due to overwhelming opposition -- New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is dropping a controversial plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants because of overwhelming opposition to the policy, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

U.S. warships make first north Vietnam visit -- Two U.S. Navy vessels on Wednesday became the first American warships to visit northern Vietnam in peacetime, entering Haiphong port which U.S. forces mined and bombed in the Vietnam War 40 years ago.

UN regrets undercover Cubans at event -- The United Nations has expressed regret that undercover Cuban officials attended a U.N. news conference on human rights, where they sought information on a French journalist asking critical questions about Fidel Castro's regime.

CIA admits to recording interrogations of top al Qaida captives -- The CIA has three video and audio recordings of interrogations of senior al Qaida captives but misled federal judges about the evidence during the case against terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, federal prosecutors revealed in a Nov. 9 court filing that was made public Tuesday.

The vitamin hoax: 10 vitamins Readers Digest says not to take -- For everyone who's been popping vitamins to keep them healthy and strong, Reader's Digest recently published 'The Vitamin Hoax - What Not to Take' in their November 2007 issue. Read More...

Ron Paul Supporters Run Full Pg Ad in USA Today -- On either November 20, or 21, USA Today will be running a full-page, black and white ad in support of the campaign of presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Tex), currently titled "An Open Letter to the American People."

Strange Space Weather over Africa -- Something strange is happening in the atmosphere above Africa and researchers have converged on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss the phenomenon. The Africa Space Weather Workshop kicked off Nov. 12th with nearly 100 scientists and students in attendance.

Finding Temporary Housing For 1,000 Ron Paul Volunteers -- Operation Live Free or Die is a grassroots effort to help ensure that the great State of New Hampshire -- the Live Free or Die State -- nominates Dr Ron Paul as the Republican candidate for the President of the United States. an effort to round up 1,000 volunteers from around the country and bring them to New Hampshire to help Ron Paul have a chance to win that all-important first-in-the-nation primary. Already he has 140 on board as of right now. But...they need housing!

Ron Paul on "Face the Nation" Sunday from -- Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas leads the way on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” fresh off a week in which he broke his party’s single-day fundraising record, hauling in more than $4 million over the Internet on Monday. And with his fast-growing war chest, he’s been making his presence felt on the campaign trail. Can he keep the momentum going?


Superbug succeeds by blowing up defender cells, scientists learn -- The aggressive antibiotic-resistant staph infection responsible for thousands of recent illnesses undermines the body's defenses by causing germ-fighting cells to explode, researchers reported Sunday. Experts say the findings may help lead to better treatments.

Tea Party 07 - Ron Paul for President Mass Donation Day, Dec. 16, 2007 -- This December 16th, American citizens will dump millions of dollars into the Ron Paul presidential campaign to protest the oppressive and unconstitutional inflation tax (which has enabled a flawed foreign policy, a costly war and the sacrificing of our liberties here at home).

RON PAUL FIGHTS POWERFUL PLUTOCRACY & Most watched Ron Paul Video!-- Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) is gaining steam in his presidential campaign and the establishment is preparing to stop him at any cost. His fundraising statistics reveal a blossoming, Internet-based movement that is uniting libertarians and other concerned citizens from across the political spectrum.

Ontario Town's residents test positive for uranium contamination -- The result of testing conducted on a small group of residents of Port Hope (Port Hope is located about 100 kilometres east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario) has found contamination by uranium of military or industrial origin. Four of nine people tested had unusual types of uranium in their bodies, including one who carried measurable quantities of depleted uranium, which is used to make armour-piercing weapons, and another who had uranium at levels about three times higher than average concentrations of the element.

Gunman 'had links to US suspect' -- A student who gunned down eight people in a Finnish school reportedly chatted online with a teenager accused of plotting a school attack in the US.

US military reversing Iraq troop surge -- The first big test of security gains linked to the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq is at hand. The military has started to reverse the 30,000-strong troop increase and commanders are hoping the drop in insurgent and sectarian violence in recent months — achieved at the cost of hundreds of lives — won't prove fleeting.

Farmers Ask Federal Court To Dissociate Hemp and Pot -- Outside the United States, hemp is grown and sold regularly. Because of its relationship to marijuana, however, federal approval is needed here in the US.

Bhutto calls on Musharraf to resign -- Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Tuesday urged President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to resign and ruled out serving under him in a future government after she was placed under house arrest for the second time in five days.

Hundreds sickened on Hawaiian cruise -- A highly contagious virus that causes stomach flu sickened about 220 passengers aboard a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship that returned Monday to Honolulu after its weekly seven-day cruise around the islands, officials said.

A Tribute to All Veterans - The Power Hour and The American Gulf War Veterans Association would like to take this time out to HONOR all Veterans that have served our country in ALL branches of service. Thank you for your sacrifice, your loyalty and your will NOT be forgotten!

YouTube Video: Ron Paul vs Ben Bernanke - Monetary Inflation - 11.08.07 -- Watch Ron Paul blast inflator-in-chief, Ben Bernanke for depreciating the value of the dollar and therefore stealing wealth from genuine producers and redistributing it in order to bail out Jim Cramer's Wall Street buddies from having to suffer the consequences from their losing investment strategy.

Federal Court to be Asked to Delay Primaries -- 50 States Sued to Block Computerized Vote Counting. Plaintiffs from every state brought the suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and maintain that current election practices, including the widespread use of computerized voting machines, are unconstitutional because they are ripe for fraud and error and effectively hide the physical vote counting process from the public, effectively denying citizens their legally protected Right to cast an effective vote.

Drugs for ADHD 'not the answer' -- A study obtained by the BBC's Panorama programme says drugs such as Ritalin and Concerta work no better than therapy after three years of treatment.
Drug-resistant bacteria found to trick immune system -- Drug-resistant bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, may be able to first lure and then destroy immune system cells when they are the most vulnerable, researchers said on Sunday. The study may help explain why MRSA spread outside of hospitals are harder to fight and seem to be spreading more easily.

The Web Takes Ron Paul for a Ride -- With the help of the Internet, Ron Paul’s quest to become president has taken ona life of its own.

Australia News: Coalition launches home plan -- The Coalition has targeted young families with pledges on housing, education and child care at its 'official' campaign launch in Brisbane, which comes just 12 days before the federal election. KEY POINTS: : * Tax-free savings for first home * Education rebates of up to $800 * Upfront child care payments * Kevin Rudd attacked as 'hollow’

Bush marks Veterans Day in Waco, Texas -- He went to American Legion Post 121, which was honoring four Texas men who were among the more than 3,860 members of the U.S. military who have died in Iraq since 2003. They were Army Spc. Javier Antonio Villanueva of Bellmead, Army Spc. Jeffrey Paul Shaffer of Waco, Marine Lance Cpl. Johnny Ray Strong of Waco and Marine Gunnery Sgt. John David Fry of Lorena.

Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise, leaving military chiefs red-faced -- American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board.

Marion VA Medical Center in southern Illinois woes spur VA to widen probe -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has limited the surgical privileges of three doctors at the troubled Marion VA Medical Center in southern Illinois, and it is reviewing the credentials of 17,000 other health-care providers for veterans across the country, VA officials told a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Combat wound affects a life's journey -- A must read! A story of courage and strength of one Vietnam veteran's wife! Thanks to Mathilda for sending TPH the link to this story.

Ariz. biologist likely died of plague -- A wildlife biologist at Grand Canyon National Park most likely died from the plague contracted while performing a necropsy on a mountain lion that later tested positive for the disease, officials said Friday.

Calif. declares emergency over Bay Area oil spill -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday declared a state of emergency in the San Francisco Bay area, where hundreds of workers have been trying to contain a 58,000-gallon oil spill that has coated beaches and birds for miles along scenic coastline.

The one thing travelers could reliably count on in their hotel rooms: a Bible in the bedside table -- But like many traditions, this one may be dying.

San Francisco Seeks Multi-Million Dollar Voting Machine Refund -- San Francisco has notified the manufacturer of its electronic voting systems that it will go to court to seek a multi-million dollar refund unless the company replaces hundreds of defective machines and reimburses the city for costs related to Tuesday's election.

For Ron Paul, easy money -- After raising a reported $4.2 million in 24 hours Monday, Ron Paul brings his long-shot, antiwar campaign for the Republican presidential nomination to Independence Mall tomorrow.

Space Command looking for more, young talent -- At a time when space-based military assets are crucial to U.S. national security interests around the world, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some service leaders worry that Air Force Space Command is failing to entice the talented, scientifically oriented young airmen it needs to carry out its mission.

Shop for Products made in the USA -- a list of a few websites that sell products made in the USA.

VIDEO: How to create an Angry American -- This is how America is responding to the lies. Warning: Language is strong!!

A Letter From Elaine Brown -- PLEASE WRITE TO Ed & Elaine! Let them know that we still care!
Click Here for Contact Information For Ed & Elaine Brown.

NO NAIS meeting Dec. 13 @ Chillicothe -- An event for livestock owners, all rural residents or anyone who eats, will be held December 13 at Chilllicothe’s Grand River Inn. Doors will open @ 2:30 pm. Please plan to attend.

Mukasey confirmed as attorney general -- The Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night to replace Alberto Gonzales, who was forced from office in a scandal over his handling of the Justice Department.

Al Qaeda May Strike U.S. Shopping Malls in LA, Chicago -- The FBI is warning that al Qaeda may be preparing a series of holiday attacks on U.S. shopping malls in Los Angeles and Chicago, according to an intelligence report distributed to law enforcement authorities across the country this morning.

VIDEO: Kucinich's address to impeach Cheney -- Impeachment is on the table!

Father defends Bush on Iraq war -- Former president George H.W. Bush forcefully defended his son's handling of the Iraq war Thursday, saying critics of the current president have forgotten the "extraordinary brutality" of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Scientists detect fungus in farm fields -- A fungus that attacks alfalfa and clover with rotting brown lesions has been detected in farm fields in New York and four other Northeastern states, say Cornell University scientists.

MIT Supports Ron Paul This November 5th! -- This photo will do your heart good. MIT students remembers Guy Fawkes, Remember, Remember the 5th of November. A stunning picture of support from the brilliant students at MIT

Australia: Drought hits rice industry -- More than 200 rural factory workers are facing job losses in the Riverina region of southern NSW this summer as Australia's rice industry, which has been gripped by drought for five years, prepares to deliver its smallest harvest since 1928.

Study: 1 Out of 4 Homeless Are Veterans -- Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.

Veterans report tough times on job front -- The Labor Department sought to defend its record Thursday of providing help to reservists who are denied their old civilian jobs when they come back from war. It found that 44 percent said they were dissatisfied with how the Labor Department handled their complaint of employment discrimination based on their military status, up from 27 percent in 2004.

Rosie Says Deal With MSNBC Fell Apart -- It looks as though Rosie O'Donnell won't be facing off with Larry King after all. The acid-tongued talk-show host, who famously clashed with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on "The View," announced on her blog Wednesday that talks to give her a prime-time show on MSNBC had fallen apart.

Protesters arrested in Giuliani's office -- Eighteen anti-war activists were arrested Thursday in campaign offices for Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton after they demanded that both presidential candidates promise to withdraw all troops from Iraq if elected.

Ron Paul Donation Information -- Click to find out how to make your donation!

WHAT CHEMTRAILS REALLY ARE - The Short Scoop by Carolyn  Williams Palit.

Corporate Accountability International -- This is a membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns that challenge irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world.

Website that lists recalls & how to take action -- Tracking recalls is a full time job! We've tried to make it easy. Just bookmark this page and check it regularly and you will find all the Consumer Product Safety Commission and FDA recalls in a simple list with a quick photo. You can also go to the USDA for food recalls, and bookmark those pages too!

Recalled toys contain chemical linked to date-rape drug -- About 4.2 million Chinese-made children's toys were recalled Wednesday after U.S. regulators learned a chemical on the toy beads turns into a powerful "date rape" drug when swallowed.


Ex-US governor starts prison term -- The former Republican governor of Illinois has begun a six-and-a-half year prison sentence for corruption.

Battle over 'natural' food designation -- The question is at face value a simple one: When can food products, from chicken breasts to soda pop, rightfully be labeled as "natural?"

Ill. student gets detention for hugging -- Two hugs equals two days of detention for 13-year-old Megan Coulter. The eighth-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays of affection when she hugged two friends Friday.

Deadliest Year for US Troops in Iraq -- The U.S. military announced six new deaths Tuesday, making 2007 the bloodiest year for American troops in Iraq despite a recent decline in casualties and a sharp drop in roadside bombings that Washington links to Iran.

Now-public military files reveal private lives -- Privacy concerns had kept the files sealed except to veterans, their immediate families or historians and others with special permission. A 2004 agreement with the Pentagon allows the National Archives to release personnel files to anyone 62 years after a service member leaves the military.

GM Reports 3Q Net Loss of $39 Billion -- General Motors Corp. posted a company record $39 billion loss in the third quarter, as a charge involving unused tax credits brought an abrupt end to string of three profitable quarters for the nation's largest automaker.

Dems add other measures to veterans bill -- Congressional Democrats stumbled ahead Tuesday with a plan lumping the popular budget for veterans programs with a health and education bill that President Bush has promised to veto. "Funding for the nation's veterans should not be held hostage while Congress attempts to add billions in unrelated spending," said the White House veto statement.

Surprise Ingredients In Fast Food -- Many so-called healthy fast food menu items, upon closer inspection, do not live up to the health hype. Most of the meat from any of the major chains has anything but a simple ingredients list. They add emulsifiers, preservatives, MSG, artificial colors, trans fats, and hidden ingredients under generic labels such as spices, or natural and
artificial flavors.

Broccoli Better Than Sunscreen At Protecting Skin -- A new study has found that Broccoli extract is effective in preventing damage to the skin from sun exposure.

Study links birth control pill to artery-clogging plaque -- Birth control pills have been linked for the first time to plaques that could potentially endanger the heart, doctors here said Tuesday. A study of 1,301 women ages 33 to 55 suggests that the likelihood of finding plaques in key arteries increased by 20% to 30% for every 10 years of pill use, Ernst Rietzschel, of Ghent
University in Belgium, told an American Heart Association meeting here.

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The Presidency -- Business as Usual in Washington Members of the Washington establishment—including President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties—seem to be doing their best to test America's patience with politics as usual. The capital is again swamped by stalemate and partisanship, and it's no wonder that the public is getting increasingly upset with the status quo.

Ron Paul Sets Republican Fundraising Record with $4.2 Million in One Day -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, aided by an extraordinary outpouring of Internet support Monday, hauled in more than $4.2 million in nearly 24 hours.
**Graph showing the total raised on November 5th

Chicken-plant workers test 'positive' for TB -- Alabama health officials have identified 212 workers who have tested positive for tuberculosis at a single poultry plant owned by one of the largest processors in the U.S.

Air Force grounds F-15s in Afghanistan after Missouri crash -- A mandatory grounding of Air Force F-15s has been expanded to cover those flying combat missions over Afghanistan after a crash in Missouri last week, Air Force officials said Monday.

Study sheds light on failed heart drug -- The official wall of silence surrounding the failure of Pfizer's artery-scrubbing drug torceptrapib lifted Monday, when researchers released a major study, called Illuminate, showing the drug sharply increased the rate of heart disease deaths. Torceptrapib was the first of several new drugs that researchers believed would help clear deposits from arteries by boosting levels of artery-scrubbing good cholesterol, or HDL.

The REAL Reasons You Want to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods -- GMO’s may very well be wreaking havoc with your health and you don’t even know it’s the source of your problems.

A "Paper Coup," and Blackwater Eyes Midtown Manhattan by Naomi Wolf -- If it takes hearings and possible prosecutions to restore the rule of law and maintain a free society, then it is past time for the hearings to begin.

Don't forget - It's Ron Paul Donation Day! -- Make your donations at: or -- November 5th hopes to be the largest one day political donation event in history for Ron Paul. Our goal is to bring together 100,000 people to donate $100 each, creating a one day donation total of $10,000,000!
**Graph showing the total raised on November 5th

Citigroup CEO quits, bank may face $11 billion writeoff -- Charles Prince resigned on Sunday as chairman and chief executive of Citigroup Inc, as the bank said it may write off $11 billion of subprime mortgage losses, on top of a $6.5 billion write-down last quarter.

Mad Scientists at the USDA -- Links to Some of the Latest & Craziest Projects.

Don Imus Signs Deal to Return to Airwaves -- Disgraced shock jock Don Imus, who was fired by CBS Radio six months ago in an uproar over an on-air racial slur he made, has signed a deal to return to radio on Dec. 3 with a new nationally syndicated morning show. Imus will broadcast his show out of the AM-radio station WABC in New York, airing daily from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and be syndicated around the country through ABC Radio Networks, Reuters reports.

Crash is coming, warns top investor -- Some key US banks are already in trouble, with reports that regulators are investigating Merrill Lynch for trying to hide the extent of its losses.

How to find out if YOU are on the US Terrorist Watch List -- There is a process called the Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program. This program allows a person to make an inquiry as to if their name is on the list, and why their name is on it. Read More....

Steady Support for Iraq Withdrawal in U.S. -- The number of Americans who want their country’s commitment to the coalition effort to end remains remarkably stable, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. 54 per cent of respondents think the United States should bring its troops home from Iraq as soon as possible, unchanged since July.

New Mexico: Military personnel to be tested for uranium -- The state Department of Health is offering to test New Mexico veterans and active duty military personnel who may have been exposed to depleted uranium while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan or during the Persian Gulf War.

Cancer Victim Invents Possible Chemo Alternative -- This is the story of a man whose reaction to a cancer diagnosis was to go to his garage and invent something -- a machine that serious scientists are now taking seriously.

You Might Lose Your Job If You Smoke or Eat Junk Food -- In an effort to reduce health care costs, employers are beginning to scrutinize the lifestyle habits of their employees -- even those that happen outside of business hours.

Working class heroes -- War changes people, and that extends to their work lives. For some returning veterans, the challenges and responsibilities they experienced in Iraq will lead them on new career paths. Read three Minnesota soldiers' stories. Read More....

Merck says Gardasil vaccine protects older women -- Gardasil, Merck's vaccine for preventing cervical cancer in girls and women aged 9 to 26, may offer protection for women up to age 45, the company said on Sunday.

U.S. to review aid sent to Pakistan -- The review cited by Secreary of State Condoleezza Rice would look in part at whether some aid to Pakistan cannot continue because of U.S. legal restrictions that set conditions for governments to receive money. That probably would cover only a small amount of the $150 million a month that the United States currently gives to Pakistan.

Pakistan police use teargas against lawyers -- Pakistan police used teargas and batons on Monday against lawyers protesting at President Pervez Musharraf's imposition of emergency rule and detentions mounted, prompting Washington to postpone defense cooperation talks.

A Good Idea for Christmas -- Send a card to A Recovering American Soldier

DON'T FORGET - SAVE THE DATE: Ron Paul Hope for America Concert in Kansas City, Mo. -- Friday, November 2, 2007, 7:00 PM 2007! Please help to spread the word!!!

ACCUSATIONS: Ron Paul Supporters May Be Using 'Botnets' -- Ron Paul supporters may be using e-mail spam and dirty tricks to gin up support for their presidential candidate on the Internet.
WIRED news goes much further with their allegations:

Tennessee Town Runs Out of Water -- The drought currently plaguing the Southeast has hit Orme, Tenn., the hardest. Orme, about 40 miles west of Chattanooga and 150 miles northwest of Atlanta, is a town where the worst-case scenario has already come to pass: The water has run out. The mighty waterfall that fed the mountain hamlet has been reduced to a trickle, and now the creek running through the center of town is dry.

EXPERIMENTAL WEATHER MODIFICATION COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, SOON -- Prepare yourself for more water shortages, floods, droughts, and a sharp decline in food supplies in the United States when U.S. Senate Bill 1807 & U.S. House Bill 3445, that were introduced on July 17, 2007, are voted into law.

5 million frozen pizzas recalled -- General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.

Fed pumps $41B into US financial system -- The Federal Reserve pumped $41 billion into the U.S. financial system Thursday, the largest cash infusion since September 2001, to help companies get through a credit crunch.

Terror watch list swells to more than 755,000 -- The government's terrorist watch list has swelled to more than 755,000 names, according to a new government report that has raised worries about the list's effectiveness.

Governor Schwarzenegger Backs Aerial Biochemical Spraying That Harms Children -- The State of California, under Governor Schwarzenegger's helm, has an urgent need to spray as many humans; men, women, children, pregnant women, people with allergies, the elderly, and the sick, with chemicals. There is no sensible explanation as to why they want to do this, nor is there any explanation as to why they think that spraying pesticides on people is a good thing to do.

The Air Force Cover-Up Of The Minot-Barksdale Nuke Missile Flight -- There is something deeply disturbing about the Air Force's official report on the Aug-29-30 "bent spear" incident that saw six nuclear warheads get mounted on six Advanced Cruise Missiles and improperly removed from a nuclear weapons storage bunker at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, then get improperly loaded on a B-52, and then get improperly flown to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana-a report that attributed the whole thing to a "mistake."

Bush Budget Plans for Iran Attack -- An item buried in President Bush’s latest request for $190 billion in emergency war funding offers telling evidence that the U.S. could be preparing an attack on Iran.

'Do Not Track' Registry Proposed for Web Use -- Privacy, consumer and technology groups yesterday proposed the creation of a Do Not Track list similar to the Do Not Call phone list, allowing people to prevent companies from tracking which Web sites they visit. This proposal comes as large Internet companies are looking to increase the tracking of users' online behavior to tailor ads to their interests.

Hospitals get help for providing migrant care -- The federal government has reimbursed Arizona hospitals and doctors $92 million over the past two years to offset unpaid bills for emergency care provided to undocumented immigrants.

'Everywhere chemicals' in plastics alarm parents -- Can a plastic 'alter human cells'?

MoD tests technology to turn tanks 'invisible' -- The Ministry of Defence has just revealed it is testing prototype technology that can make tanks and troops disappear. Read More...

Governor Schwarzenegger Backs Aerial Biochemical Spraying That Harms Children -- Governor Schwarzenegger is a strong supporter of the declared emergency; the need to spray untested biochemicals on humans to stop the LBAM from destroying crops. This aerial spraying violates several state, federal and international laws. It violates the right to personal safety given by the California State Constitution, the very document that creates the California government. It violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects people with chemical sensitivities and other disabilities from discrimination.

'Endocrine disruptor' won't be on label -- deciphering the labels of personal and household products isn't as simple as selecting organic produce. There's no standard, enforceable definition of a "non-toxic" or "environmentally friendly" household cleaner, says Urvashi Rangan, senior scientist and policy analyst at Consumers Union. Such terms don't provide consumers with any real guarantees about products' ingredients, she says. Read More...

Put down the bacon! Report emphasizes cancer-fat links -- There is more evidence than ever that a person who weighs too much is more likely to develop cancer, a landmark report said Wednesday.


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