Main Navigation



The Power Hour Past News



Today in History Monday November 30, 2009
1700 - 8,000 Swedish troops under King Charles XII defeated an army of at least 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. King Charles XII died on this day.
1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1803 - Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France.
1804 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial accused of political bias. He was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate.
1835 - Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born. He wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" under the name Mark Twain.
1875 - A.J. Ehrichson patented the oat-crushing machine.
1897 - Thomas Edison's own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.
1940 - Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
1954 - In Sylacauga, AL, Elizabeth Hodges was injured when a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. The rock weighed 8½-pounds.
1962 - U Thant of Burma was elected secretary-general of the United Nations, succeeding the late Dag Hammarskjold.
1981 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva that were aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.
1986 - "Time" magazine published an interview with U.S. President Reagan. In the article, Reagan described fired national security staffer Oliver North as a "national hero."
1988 - Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co. took over RJR Nabisco Inc. with a bid of $24.53 billion.
1989 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat was refused a visa to enter the United States in order to address the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.
1993 - U.S. President Clinton signed into law the Brady Bill. The bill required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.
1998 - The Deutsche Bank AG announced that it would acquire Bankers Trust Corp. for $10.1 billion creating the world's largest financial institution.

Thought For The Day from our friend Mike Tawse in the UK -- Choose Not To be Frightened. Read More...

The International Forecaster - Potential For Fed To Hyperinflate -- The following information may be the most important we have ever published. One of our Intel sources, highly placed in banking circles, tells us that on 1/1/10 all banks that have received TARP funds have been informed by the Federal Reserve that they must further restrict any commercial lending. Loans have to be 75% collateralized, 50% of which has to be in cash, which is a compensating balance. Read More...
 * Related: YouTube: The Bob Chapman Channel on YouTube!

Video: New cheap & effective cancer drug, but big pharma says no way -- Will Dr. Evangelos Michelakis' Invention be blocked by a Profit Driven Pharmaceutical Industry? Dichloroacetate (DCA) appears to alter the metabolism of cancer cells, without affecting that of normal cells, leading to regression of cancers in test tubes and animals, without apparent toxicity.

HOW TO BUY GOLD OR SILVER -- Buying silver or buying gold is very simple but if done incorrectly then the results can be financially devastating. It is extremely important to learn how and where to buy gold or silver from trusted and reputable sources in safe and secure transactions. At all times and in all circumstances gold and silver remains money. Therefore, both gold and silver belongs in your portfolio at all times and in all circumstances.

ED & Elaine Brown Contact Information -- The Latest information as of Nov. 30, 2009.

Hunt for suspect in police shootings leads to Seattle home -- The suspect in the fatal shooting of four police officers kept authorities at bay early Monday -- seven hours after a massive manhunt tracked him to a house in an east Seattle neighborhood. Authorities had been looking for Maurice Clemmons in connection with an "ambush" Sunday morning at a coffee shop near Tacoma in Pierce County. Four officers -- three males, one female -- died in the attack.

Couple sneaks into State Dinner at The White House -- Tareq and Michaele Salahi, a Northern Virginia couple with possible roles in the forthcoming "Real Housewives of D.C.," crashed the White House state dinner Tuesday night, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

UK: Demand for overhaul in wake of hospital report -- A massive overhaul in the way hospitals are inspected was demanded yesterday, as a new report revealed that nine trusts rated excellent or good by the official health regulator were failing when it came to patient safety.

Independent trucker organization's efforts for troops inspires Missouri VFW -- Commander of the post since June, says the VFW has a “prideful nature” in taking care of their own when they come back, but the post did not see those on active duty as soldiers that needed worrying about. But now, he said the branch in Memphis will be taking a “different approach.” “We’re getting more active for those that are already overseas versus trying to take care of those that came back,” he said.

The US debt clock in real time
 * Article regarding: U.S. Debt Clock Real Time

US forces missed chance to get Bin Laden in 2001 -- The U.S. military could have captured or killed Osama bin Laden in 2001 if it had launched a concerted attack on his hideout in Afghanistan, according to a report prepared for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Swine flu epidemic escaped from lab say Australian scientists -- THREE Australian experts are making waves in the medical community with a report suggesting swine flu may have developed because of a lab error in making vaccines.

Fatality in France-Swine flu virus a mixture of drug resistant & hemorrhagic H1N1 -- Two fatalities in France have been identified with the same receptor binding domain as the fatalities in Norway, Ukraine, and China. One of these fatalities also contains a mutation that causes the virus to resist treatment with Tamiflu, a common antiviral medication.

Fed chairman: Audit could impair US financial stability -- The head of the US central bank said Saturday he was "concerned" by some congressional proposals aimed at regulating the US financial system that infringe upon the powers of the Federal Reserve.

Old fridge? Cash for appliances looms -- On the heels of its ballyhooed "Cash for Clunkers" program for cars, the federal government is expected to finalize details in the coming weeks of another tax-supported shopping extravaganza, known as "Cash for Appliances ."

Food stamp stigma fading fast-expanding by 20,000 a day! -- The stigma of food stamps is fading amid record use of the U.S. nutrition program, which now feeds more than 36 million people, officials said.

YouTube: The truth about farmed salmon -- This is an excerpt from a new film by Canadian documentarian Damien Gillis that visually portrays the damage caused by open-net salmon farms to marine ecosystems worldwide. The film features firsthand accounts of the environmental, socioeconomic and cultural problems linked to global salmon farms.

YouTube: The truth about cigarettes video -- Cigarettes are bad, we know this, but many go through great lengths not to tell you its most lethal substance.

VIDEO: 10 minute video exposes global warming scam

The inconvenient truths Mr. Gore & his fanatical friends didn't tell you about climate change -- Many people – and bodies – presented as experts actually have little or no knowledge of the science involved. Gullible politicians and gullible media men and women have repeatedly fallen for it.

Climate change: this is the worse scientific scandal of our generation -- Our hopelessly compromised scientific establishment cannot be allowed to get away with the Climategate whitewash, says Christopher Booker.

Top government officials killed in Russian train attack -- Top government officials among the dead, as Moscow blames homemade bomb that could signal renewed campaign by Chechen rebels.

HRT drugs promote ovarian cancer -- Women who use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase not just their risk of breast cancer but also of ovarian cancer, even when they remain on the drugs fewer than four years, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Woman's leg amputated by mistake following false cancer diagnosis -- Word to the wise: Be careful of what doctors tell you to cut off following a cancer diagnosis. Submitting to cancer surgery can cost you an arm... or a leg.

FDA approves yet another flu vaccine -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday it has approved a new vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza. Agriflu, made by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, is not intended to protect against the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.

Tests confirm that swine flu vaccine probably will not work against the dangerous H1N1 mutation spreading in Ukraine, Norway, Brazil, China France.

Agribusiness chief slams organics -- When Michael Mack, the chief executive of Syngenta, a Swiss agribusiness giant that makes pesticides and seeds, hears people say that organic food is better for the planet, he has one response: "Au contraire." "Organic food is not only not better for the planet," he said, in an interview at The New York Times building on Tuesday. "It is categorically worse."
Related Article: Ecological farms: the only real way to feed an increasingly hungry world -- Contrary to what the propaganda tells us, yields from industrial crops do not consistently produce more food. It’s an industry-generated myth that ecologically-safe organic agriculture yields less than conventional agriculture.

Monsanto's dominance over seed market prompts antitrust inquiry -- For plants designed in a lab a little more than a decade ago, they've come a long way: Today, the vast majority of the nation's two primary crops grow from seeds genetically altered according to Monsanto company patents.

Photo traffic enforcement illegal in South Carolina -- Earlier this year the South Carolina General Assembly enacted a law that will make it even more difficult for red light camera and speed camera vendors to attempt to do business in the state. Under a provision that took effect on April 9, police are authorized to replace traditional handwritten citations with "electronic traffic tickets" designed to speed the roadside ticketing process. These electronic citations, however, cannot be used as part of a photo enforcement system.

Cindy Sheehan & activists protest sending more troops to war at Nellis AFB -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, along with other protesters stood outside Nellis AFB, chanting in opposition to President Obama's plan to deploy an additional 30 to 35 thousand troops to Afghanistan.

9-11:Pentagon aircraft hijack impossible say pilots -- Newly decoded data provided by an independent researcher and computer programmer from Australia exposes alarming evidence that the reported hijacking aboard American Airlines Flight 77 was impossible to have existed. A data parameter labeled "FLT DECK DOOR", cross checks with previously decoded data obtained by Pilots For 9/11 Truth from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) through the Freedom Of Information Act.

Super typhoon Nida strongest storm ever? -- NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Super Typhoon Nida early on Nov. 25 that shows a perfectly symmetrical storm and a clear eye, both hallmarks of a powerful typhoon. (NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team)

Barack Obama: Manchurian candidate 2.0 -- " I wonder whether President Obama might not be a perfect Manchurian Candidate of the Republican Party, or perhaps of some nefarious foreign entity—perhaps the China or the always-enigmatic Al Qaeda. How else to explain policies that have wreaked such destruction on the Democratic Party in Washington and on the nation at large."

University outlines "re-education" plan for those who hold "wrong views" -- A program proposed at the University of Minnesota would result in required examinations of teacher candidates on "white privilege" as well as "remedial re-education" for those who hold the "wrong" views, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Doomsday looming for many truckers at Long Beach & Los Angeles ports -- Clean-air guidelines banning older rigs and those without diesel particulate filters take effect Jan. 1. Many drivers says the changes are just too costly.

Watch names for Aspartame & MSG coming

Info on health care bill --  Be sure to check it out!

FDIC reports biggest drop for business loans on record -- U.S. banks are earning money again, but they're writing fewer business loans, threatening a fragile economic recovery.

Alert: India preparing for nuclear war? -- Reliable sources stated that Pakistani authorities have decided to move her forces from Western to Eastern border. The move of forces would start soon.

Conservation: Indigenous people's enemy #1? -- For centuries we've displaced people to save nature. A huge project in Africa offers a chance to turn that around.

Dairy industry pushing to outlaw raw milk -- The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have urged lawmakers due to mark up the Food Safety Modernization Act later today to ensure plants producing unpasteurised products are no longer exempt from FDA scrutiny.

Common pain medication fuels cancer growth -- Painkillers known as opiates are widely used to treat both acute and chronic pain. Morphine, in particular, is often used to relieve the pain experienced by cancer patients. But now comes evidence from two new studies that strongly indicates opiate-based painkillers actually fuel the growth and spread of malignancies.

Cup of mint tea is effective painkiller -- A cup of Brazilian mint tea has pain relieving qualities to match those of commercially available analgesics, a study suggests.

Obama's science czar involved in climategate scandal -- Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU’s unfolding Climategate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms “a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people”.

Today in History Wednesday November 25, 2009

1715 - Sybilla Thomas Masters became the first American to be granted an English patent for cleaning and curing Indian corn.
1758 - During the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne at what is now known as Pittsburgh.
1783 - During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the U.S.
1837 - William Crompton patented the silk power loom.
1850 - Texas relinquished one-third of its territory in exchange for $10 million from the U.S. to pay its public debts and settle border disputes.
1867 - Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.
1884 - J.B. Meyenberg received the patent for evaporated milk.
1947 - Movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood 10," who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress when they failed to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
1955 - In the U.S., the Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on interstate trains and buses.
1957 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a stroke.
1985 - Ronald W. Pelton was arrested on espionage charges. Pelton was a former employee of the National Security Agency. He was later convicted of 'selling secrets' to Soviet agents.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua.
1998 - The IMF (International Monetary Fund) approved a $5.5 billion bailout for Pakistan.


A Thought For The Day - from Mike Tawse (in UK) -- A Fresh Approach To Life.

AMA does not mandate flu shot for physicians -- The AMA House of Delegates rejected a proposal to mandate vaccinations for health care professionals but approved other policy to prevent the spread of seasonal flu and influenza A(H1N1).

Canada reports unusual number of bad reactions to flu shots -- Canadian health officials are investigating what caused six severe allergic reactions to the H1N1 vaccine earlier this month, which the World Health Organization calls "an unusual number."

Vaccines & the role of antioxidants to neutralize toxins -- All of the negative effects of modern vaccines are mediated by toxin-induced pro-oxidant mechanisms. Properly administered vitamin C can be expected to effectively eliminate vaccine toxicity and to stimulate antibody response to the vaccine, in the event that a given vaccine cannot be avoided in the first place.

WHO warns of Bird Flu resurgence -- The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Tuesday of a possible resurgence of bird flu amid new cases of the disease in poultry in Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The H5N1 virus & your pets! -- Until recently it was thought that pets could not be infected with the 2009 H1N1 virus. Read More...

Vitamin D prevents heart disease -- Did you know that vitamin D helps prevents heart disease? In fact, most people suffering from heart disease are chronically deficient in vitamin D. By correcting their vitamin D levels (through sunlight exposure or by taking vitamin D3 supplements), people can simultaneously halt cancer and prevent heart disease, too.

They were in such a hurry to pass the stimulus bill, but 78% of it still remains UNSPENT! -- By the end of fiscal 2009 fully 78 percent of the federal spending authorized by that bill had not yet taken place, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Wall Street Journal publishes leaked emails of climate change scientists -- The emails on this website were selected from more than 3,000 emails and documents that were hacked last week from computers at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit in the United Kingdom.

Fighting ghosts & Shadow Governments -- The "troops" Obama wants to send into the Afghanistan-Pakistan War, will cost the taxpayer's a million dollars a piece; due to the high costs of sending at least one if not two mercenaries for every GI that is sent. This is caused by having privately-contracted for all other services to be done by private-contractors, aside from and in addition to, the actual fighting. " Blackwater charges the government $1,222 per day per guard, "equivalent to $445,000 per year, or six times more than the cost of an equivalent U.S. soldier," the report said."

Court rules that New York can seize private property for new sports arena for NJ Nets team -- New York's top court ruled Tuesday that the state can use eminent domain to force homeowners and businesses to sell their properties for a massive development in Brooklyn that includes a new arena for the New Jersey Nets.

Wikileaks releases 9-11 text messages -- Over 1/2 million of them.

FDIC insurance fund is $8.2 billion in debt -- As the number of problem U.S. banks swells to the hundreds, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is increasingly hard-pressed to fill in the gaps where institutions have put depositor's funds at risk.

A worry free Christmas is yours for the taking -- No need to run up those credit cards!

From where did the 2009 'swine-origin' influenza A virus (H1N1) emerge? -- After examining publicly available genetic sequences, virologist Adrian Gibbs and colleagues suggest in a study in Virology Journal today that the pandemic H1N1 virus may have been the product of a lab. In May the World Health Organization (WHO) examined Gibbs's assertions and said natural means were more likely. Gibbs told Bloomberg News today that, while genes from different flu strains may have mixed naturally to form novel H1N1, human involvement is "by far the simplest explanation."

CDC confirms West Virginia pediatrician had H1N1 twice -- A West Virginia physician who claimed to have contracted the H1N1 virus twice now has proof -- from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, no less -- that her claims were true.

Belarus physician openly speaks out about epidemic and lung destruction

Census of ocean depths reveals hundreds of new species -- "The deep sea is the Earth's largest continuous ecosystem and largest habitat for life. It is also the least studied," says Dr. Chris German of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, one of 344 scientists from 34 nations working to identify deep sea creatures for the Census of Marine Life.

Judge orders Army to disclose impacts on sacred Hawaiian valley -- A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that the U.S. Army is obliged to give the community meaningful information on how military training at Makua Military Reservation on Oahu could damage native Hawaiian cultural sites and contaminate marine resources on which area residents rely for subsistence.

Thanks to US occupation, no rights for women in Iraq -- After the State Minister of Woman Affairs, Mrs. Nawal Al-Samara’i declared at the beginning of 2009 that there are thousands of women detainees and prisoner exposed to the worst kinds of violations, that they are living in inhuman conditions, that their numbers are unknown, and that she personally worked on releasing seven of them; after this relatively too bold a statement, coming from a woman working within an occupying government, her voice was lost in dead silence.

Feeling nervous? 3,000 behavior detection monitors will be watching at airports this Thanksgiving -- Nearly 100,000 passengers were pulled aside by TSA behavior watchers last year, and it remains to be proven whether you can spot terrorists by the looks on their faces.

Goldman Sachs & US demise -- After destroying millions of families, businesses and lives all over America and the world, they will contribute $100 million a year for five whole years. What are we supposed to say? Thank you?

UK-Police arresting people "just for the DNA" -- Britain has built the world's biggest DNA database without proper political debate and police routinely arrest people just to get their DNA profiles onto the system, the genetics watchdog said in a report on Tuesday.
Related Article: Texas-Government taking newborn DNA samples without permission

Climategate exposes the alarmist machine -- Internal documents show, the UK was being well-funded for making up scare stories about the CO2-induced end of the world. This was part of a process where public grants would routinely go to the researcher with the most dire predictions about the ravages of global warming. Call it The Alarmist Machine.

US congressman calls for "war tax"  -- David Obey, chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee said Americans could be forced to pay a 'war tax' if the conflict escalates. Said he feared the President would bankrupt his domestic agenda if he ups the ante in Afghanistan. 'There ain't going to be no money for nothing if we pour it all into Afghanistan,' he told ABC News.

CIA's lost magic manual resurfaces -- At the height of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency paid $3,000 to renowned magician John Mulholland to write a manual on misdirection, concealment, and stagecraft. All known copies of the document — and a related paper, on conveying hidden signals — were believed to be destroyed in 1973. But now resurfaces!

FAA computer failure reflects growing burden on systems -- The Federal Aviation Administration identified a serious computer problem and repaired it within about four hours Nov. 19, but the resulting air traffic delays took hours to unwind.

What Happens When A Carry Trade Blows? -- "On Friday the Intercontinental Exchange was hit by a MASSIVE short-covering on Dollar contracts....There was a brief spike of 9% (NOT A TYPO)[and]the IE actually SHUT TRADES DOWN and REFUSED to honor the outstanding contracts to deal with this."
"[This] is the kind of thing that can trigger FULL-BLOWN SYSTEMIC COLLAPSES.

Will Pentagon purge Oath Keepers? -- St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann speculates on potential consequences for a group of current and retired military and law enforcement personnel who believe their oath to the Constitution should have bearing on their professional conduct. In today's column, he asks "Will Pentagon try to crush Oath Keepers?"

Today in History TUESDAY November 24, 2009
1615 - French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria. They were both 14 years old.
1859 - Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.
1863 - During the Civil War, the battle for Lookout Mountain began in Tennessee.
1871 - The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S.
1903 - Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.
1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.
1947 - The "Hollywood 10," were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in their industry.
1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.
1969 - Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.
1971 - Hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom.
1987 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to scrap short- and medium-range missiles. It was the first superpower treaty to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons.
1993 - The U.S. Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill.
1998 - AOL (America Online) announced a deal for their purchase of Netscape for $4.21 billion.

YouTube: ThePowerHourChannel's Channel -- A BIG Power Team "THANK YOU" goes out to Jeffrey Grupp of for initiating this on his own. We salute and thank him!!!!!!!!

Will Pentagon purge Oath Keepers? -- St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann speculates on potential consequences for a group of current and retired military and law enforcement personnel who believe their oath to the Constitution should have bearing on their professional conduct. In today's column, he asks "Will Pentagon try to crush Oath Keepers?"

Troubling reports out of Iowa & N. Carolina raise fears that deadly H1N1 swine flu mutations have hit the US -- New reports from Iowa and North Carolina are raising concerns that the deadly H1N1 swine flu mutations that have been confirmed by the WHO in Ukraine, Norway and elsewhere have already reached the United States.

70 stories from people who have had reactions to the H1N1 vaccine -- The truth is that reports of serious adverse reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are constantly pouring in. Read a few of them...

My son is paralyzed from the swine flu shot -- Arlene Connin's stepson Jordan McFarland developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after getting the swine flu vaccine. He's now in a wheelchair.

Death toll in Europe on rise from H1N1 -- The number of confirmed deaths reported by EU & EFTA countries as due to the pandemic rose by two thirds in one week to 169.

Study: Vioxx risks could have been detected earlier -- Heart risks from taking Merck & Co Inc's painkiller Vioxx could have been detected more than three years before the company withdrew the drug from the market in September 2004, had the data been openly available, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

Rape in the ranks; the enemy within- US Army covers up rape -- War correspondents were stunned to hear from military women in Iraq that they should be very careful working in military units due to sexual assault and rape. A documentary, “Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within” was made and shown for the first time in the United States on October 26 at the New York Independent Film Festival.

Report: Obama using Blackwater for assassinations in Pakistan -- The Obama administration is using mercenaries with the firm formerly known as Blackwater to kidnap and assassinate high value targets in Pakistan, according to a published report.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin -- Nutrient-Rich Fruit with Anti-Aging and Disease-Fighting Properties!

The 'Real' Jobless Rate: 17.5% Of Workers Are Unemployed -- According to the government's broadest measure of unemployment, some 17.5 percent are either without a job entirely or underemployed. The so-called U-6 number is at the highest rate since becoming an official labor statistic in 1994.

China executes two over tainted milk powder scandal -- China has executed two people for their role in a scandal involving tainted milk powder that resulted in six children dying, officials have said.

Feds Find Association Between Drywall (from China), Corrosion -- The federal government said Monday that it has found a ''strong association'' between problematic imported Chinese drywall and corrosion of pipes and wires, a conclusion that supports complaints by thousands of homeowners over the last year. In its second report on the potentially defective building materials, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said its investigation also has found a ''possible'' link between health problems reported by homeowners and higher-than-normal levels of hydrogen sulfide gas emitted from the wallboard coupled with formaldehyde, which is commonly found in new houses.

The threat of MRSA, a drug-resistant bacterium commonly picked up in gyms and schools, grows dramatically -- The germ called community-acquired MRSA is resistant to many common antibiotics and kills an estimated 20,000 U.S. residents each year, scientists write in the current issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Many doctors and hospitals say they increasingly see patients with this staph infection seeking care.

Agencies find some flaws in stimulus data -- More than $80 million in federal stimulus projects have been reported on the Web site, and while the majority of those reports appear to have accurate information, a review by the Argus shows some flaws in the site’s data.

Senator Inhofe to call for investigation into "climategate" -- The publication of more than 1,000 private e-mails that climate change skeptics say proves the threat is exaggerated has prompted one key Republican senator to call for an investigation into their research.

Internet Shut Down Due to Pandemic? Official Govt. Document With Web bot Info mixed In -- They suggest recording the IP addresses of website you go to since that may be the only way to access them.

The critical unraveling of American society -- The economic elite have launched an attack on the U.S. public and society is unraveling at an increased rate.

Next generation flu vaccine plant to open in US -- The factory in Holly Springs, North Carolina, will use batches of dog cells to grow influenza vaccine, instead of the chicken eggs widely used now.

Online retailers snagged in scam blame customers -- First, the good news for consumers: the U.S. government's investigation into how dozens of well-known online stores worked with controversial marketers to "deceive" customers out of $1.4 billion has prompted some retailers, including Continental Airlines, to sever ties with the marketers.

Consumer group targets Ocean Spray cranberry ingredient -- The National Consumers League (NCL) has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), accusing Ocean Spray of falsely marketing its Choice sweetened dried cranberry ingredient.

Shopper's guide to 22 worthless drugs -- Check out the rest of this website too, a mix of serious & funny items related to pharmaceuticals (Since its founding, the prestigious Bonkers Institute for Nearly Genuine Research has been a beacon of integrity and enlightenment in this dark age of shameless disease mongering and unprecedented pharmaceutical profiteering. Our mission is to expose fraudulent medical pseudoscience wherever it is found, and nowhere is fraud more prevalent than in the branch of medicine known as psychiatry. We march into the field of battle armed with a powerful weapon: our sense of humor. Fighting pseudoscience with pseudoscience, we shall vanquish our foes by revealing them to be the incompetent quacks, criminal charlatans, con artists and medical imposters that they truly are.)

Uranium from mines in Nevada wells -- A new wave of testing by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that 79 percent of the wells tested north of the World War II-era copper mine have dangerous levels of uranium or arsenic or both that make the water unsafe to drink.

Wave of debt payments faces US government -- The United States government is financing its more than trillion-dollar-a-year borrowing with i.o.u.’s on terms that seem too good to be true.

Indian Health care's broken promises -- After you read this one you won't want health care reform - On some reservations, the oft-quoted refrain is "don't get sick after June," when the federal dollars run out. It's A sick joke, and a sad one, because it's sometimes true, especially on the poorest reservations where residents cannot afford health insurance.

Study links Chinese drywall to metal corrosion in homes -- A federally funded study has found "a strong association" between imported wallboard made in China and metal corrosion in homes in the U.S., the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

Vicks Sinex Nasal spray recalled after bacterial contamination -- Vicks Sinex nasal spray is being recalled in three countries because of potential bacterial contamination. According to a recall notice issued by Proctor & Gamble, the recall includes three lots of Vicks Sinex nasal spray sold in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. The bacteria, B. cepacia, has been found in a small amount of Vicks Sinex nasal spray from the recalled lot sold in the States, the notice said.

After Nov. 10 blackout, Brazil still in the dark over it's true cause -- The cause of a massive electrical blackout that darkened large portions of Brazil in early November is still being investigated despite initial reports from the national grid operator that lightning and strong winds affected the transmission grid in southern Brazil.

TalkingPlug uses RFID enabled power outlets for energy management -- The system, developed by a company named Zerofootprint, places passive high-frequency RFID tags into the electric plugs of appliances and other devices.

Wireless RFID smart home comes closer to reality -- A team of scientists has proposed a smart home network system that works by integrating well-known Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology into the Open Service Gateway Initiative (OSGi) to allow people to access a video monitoring and media system throughout their household or even remotely.

THE ANATOMY OF AN AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Greg Evensen -- In many ways, the past one hundred years of breathtaking kingdom building in America by banks, industry, the political machine, and compliance by government in assisting the takeover of our civil authority, is a study in personal power elites shamelessly securing a selfish wealth of authority under the guise of “law.” Read More...

Global temperatures are declining -- A RETIRED Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University physics professor has rejected the theory of global warming, arguing that temperatures are, in fact, cooling.

Time magazine names Valcent's Vertical Farming Technology one of Top 50 best innovations of 2009 -- Check out the hydroponic-farming system that grows plants in rotating rows, one on top of another. The rotation gives the plants the precise amount of light and nutrients they need, while the vertical stacking enables the use of far less water than conventional farming. But best of all, by growing upward instead of outward, vertical farming can expand food supplies without using more land.”

Tips on how to choose a strong password -- Using a word may make your password easy to remember, but it also makes it vulnerable to a dictionary attack. A dictionary attack is one where a hacker attempts to break your password by throwing every word in the dictionary at your account. Making up your own word or using a random series of letters and digits greatly reduces the chances of someone cracking your password.

A laundry list of complaints -- One woman's fight to hang laundry on clotheslines outside.
 * Check out the website devoted to the right to air dry your laundry

George Carlin's views on aging

The Taser and Men’s Rights -- The Taser is a weapon widely used by American police without much regulation or oversight. Many widely varied ‘rights’ organizations, from the NAACP ot Amnesty International, have found reason to dislike the Taser and to demand that the Federal Government issue guidelines for its use or ban it outright. Note: The Taser manual recommends use on private parts.

Today in History MONDAY November 23, 2009
1765 - Frederick County, MD, repudiated the British Stamp Act.
1835 - Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine.
1889 - The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.
1936 - The first edition of "Life" was published.
1945 - The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.
1948 - Dr. Frank G. Back patented the "Zoomar" lens. .
1985 - Larry Wu-tai Chin, a retired CIA analyst, was arrested and accused of spying for China. He committed suicide a year after his conviction.
1989 - Lucia Barrera de Cerna, a housekeeper who claimed she had witnessed the slaying of six Jesuit priests and two other people at the Jose Simeon Canas University in El Salvador, was flown to the U.S.
1998 - The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S. civil settlement. It was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers.
1998 - A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county's effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.

Montana Silver Reserve One Ounce Silver Bullion Coins -- “We Proceed On” 1-ounce pure silver, investment grade rounds not only for Montanans, but for anyone looking for a “safe haven” away from depreciating Federal Reserve Notes.

YouTube: Fox's Napolitano cites Constitution to justify 9/11 trials -- Bill O'Reilly says "I don't care about the Constitution" and calls Judge Napolitano a Pinhead -- This is while discussing the Over 9/11 NYC Terror Trial. View the entire segment.

The War on Soy: Why the "miracle food" may be a health risk & environmental nightmare -- Soy's glory days may be coming to an end. New research is questioning its health benefits and even pointing out some potential risks. Although definitive evidence may be many years down the road, the American Heart Association has quietly withdrawn its support. And some groups are waging an all-out war, warning that soy can lead to certain kinds of cancers, lowered testosterone levels, and early-onset puberty in girls.

Pennsylvania: Man charged in explosive-materials case -- A New Hanover man risked a catastrophe when he allegedly mixed explosive materials inside his house, causing a blast that prompted an evacuation of nearby residents, prosecutors alleged. Why did the media not cover this?

Ft. Hood-winked: Newest false-flag shooting story riddled with holes

Desiree Jenning's road to recovery from vaccine damage with the help of alternative medicine -- Just days after getting the seasonal flu shot, her health spiraled out of control. She had difficulties walking, talking and suffered several seizures a day. Treatments included, among other things, time in a hyperbaric chamber and dozens of IV treatments containing synthetic amino acids and nutrients. Dr. Buttar believes with rest and continued treatment, Desiree will fully recover.

West Virginia school district upheld on mandatory vaccinations -- A federal district judge has ruled for a West Virginina school district and its officials in a case in which a parent sought to exempt her daughter from mandatory vaccinations for medical and religious reasons.

Blue Springs, MO Billboard Warns: “Prepare For War” Against Government -- This billboard replaces one that warned that the socialist “Obama-Nation” is “coming for you.” It’s unclear who the owner of the billboard is, but the first one was the work of a “Missouri businessman.” (HT: Oliver Willis) This new billboard off of Interstate 70 in Missouri provides a short “citizens guide to REVOLUTION of a corrupt government” and issues a call to “PREPARE FOR WAR.”

Fired Up! Missouri Website points out that the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee is highlighting a new billboard in the state with steps for a “citizens guide to revolution of a corrupt government“: This billboard replaces one that warned that the socialist “Obama-Nation” is “coming for you.” It’s unclear who the owner of the billboard is, but the first one was the work of a “Missouri businessman.” (HT: Oliver Willis)

Columbian military on maximum alert -- COLOMBIA warned overnight that its forces were on "maximum alert'' and were prepared to defend against any attack, amid rising tensions with neighbouring Venezuela.

Can the Postal Service be Saved? -- With Losses Mounting, Postal Service Seeks Autonomy, Pushes to Cut Saturday Service; Rep. Danny Davis Calls for a Bailout.

Small radiation leak detected at Three Mile island -- A small amount of radiation has been detected in a reactor building at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Officials say about 150 employees were sent home after the radiation was detected Saturday afternoon, but that there is no public health risk.
Related Articles:
* Three Mile Island: Clean, safe, reliable energy for the future (propaganda site)
* Exelon's press release -- Employees Sent Home After Small Amount of Contamination Found Inside Three Mile Island Reactor Building.
* Three Mile Island Alert website-a history & other info on the infamous nuclear reactor

Want to buy a bridge? No Joke, 1767 toll bridge for sale in England -- Swinford Toll Bridge (STB), a beautiful functioning private toll bridge dating back to 1767 goes on sale at auction in London England December 6. A major London auction house Allsop is handling the sale.

My Serrapeptase Adventure -- Newly updated Website of our friend Mike Tawse in the UK. Don't forget to visit his Thought For The Day and The Disability Maze book: A Common Sense Approach To Disability websites.

Antidepressant drugs put people into "drug induced states" -- Contrary to the impression promoted by the psychiatric and drug industries, psychiatric drugs do not work by correcting a chemical imbalance in the brain, Joanna Moncrieff of University College London wrote recently in an opinion piece for the BBC. Instead, such drugs merely put people into "drug-induced states" that make it harder for them to experience the symptoms of their illness.

Only one bank failed last week -- This brings the total to 124 failed banks this year!

13 ways to avoid toxic groceries -- Take time to read some tips to help you steer clear of hidden toxins that masquerade as safe products.

What's in your H1N1 vaccine? -- Chris Shaw isn’t an easily dismissed vaccine conspiracy theorist. He is a leading expert on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Parkinson’s disease. While investigating unusually high rates of ALS and other neurological disorders among veterans who have Gulf War syndrome, he found evidence that the cause may have been aluminum salt, an ingredient in the cocktail of vaccines given to soldiers before deployment. Read More...

H1N1 swine flu mutation detected in Norway - is this the virulent Ukraine virus spreading? -- Is the mutant Ukraine H1N1 swine flu strain showing up in dead and dying patients in Norway? That is what some recent tests appear to indicate.

D225G Swine flu mutation - Same receptor as 1918 Spanish flu pandemic found in Ukraine virus -- According to analysis of genetic testing done by the World Health Organization, the Ukraine flu virus is an H1N1 mutation that is similar to the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic.

Clusters of resistant H1N1 in UK, US -- Health officials in Wales today announced the identification of a cluster of patients in a Cardiff hospital who are infected with oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 influenza.

WAVE Website - World Association for Vaccine Education -- The World Association for Vaccine Education (WAVE) is globally focused, non-profit, educational institution advocating reformation of the mass vaccination systems. To this effect, WAVE provides an avenue for a public exchange of non-medical vaccine information, ideas and a continuously updated database of documents that concern vaccine risk and uselessness. It’s intent is to redress the balance of information available to parents on vaccination issues, acknowledge people who experience vaccine reactions, and adamantly advocate and maintain freedom of choice.

Call your Senator, demand debate on HR 3590 -- The Obamacare bill, HR 3590, is now in the Senate and faces a “cloture” on the “motion to proceed” today. Call your representative and tell him or her to vote against “cloture” (a motion to bring debate to an end). You can call your Senators toll-free at 1-877-762-8762. The alternate, non toll-free, number is 202-224-3121.

Hackers leak emails, stoke climate debate -- Computer hackers have broken into a server at a well-respected climate change research center in Britain and posted hundreds of private e-mails and documents online - stoking debate over whether some scientists have overstated the case for man-made climate change.

Cap & Trade (HR2454)bill would require a license to sell your house! -- This must be stopped!!!

Iraq war veteran on a mental health mission -- "We are an advocacy group that addresses soldiers' mistreatment and lack of treatment in the Army," Luther explains.

Canada: The killer H1N1 vaccine -- A new development in the H1N1 Vaccine Saga is unfolding in Canada. Whereas health officials are pushing for an acceleration of the vaccination program, there is evidence of so-called "unusual adverse reactions" including three recently recorded deaths directly resulting from the vaccine.

Researcher's labor of love leads to MS breakthrough! -- New way of thinking about debilitating disease has yielded stunning new treatments – but MS societies urge sufferers to be cautious before experimenting. Read about this the experimental surgery...

Wall Street profits by reducing mortgages -- Investment funds are buying billions of dollars’ worth of home loans, discounted from the loans’ original value. Then, in what might seem an act of charity, the funds are helping homeowners by reducing the size of the loans. Then the mortgages are being refinanced through lenders that work with government agencies like the Federal Housing Administration. This enables the funds to pocket sizable profits by reselling new, government-insured loans to other federal agencies, which then bundle the mortgages into securities for sale to investors.

Is America finally standing up to Wall Street? -- Some of Goldman Sach's biggest shareholders are demanding that executive compensation be reduced. As the Wall Street Journal notes: Their complaints in private conversations with the company and at analyst meetings show how anger over its big-money culture is spilling into the ranks of investors who typically shy away from debates over Wall Street pay.

Valero Energy closing refinery in Delaware -- 550 jobs lost!

Early data suggests suicides are rising -- Early signs suggest the number of suicides in the U.S. crept up during the worst recession in decades, according to a Wall Street Journal survey of states that account for about 40% of the U.S. population.

Intel: Chips in brains will control computers by 2020 -- Brain waves will replace keyboard and mouse, dial phones and change TV channels.

Common plastics chemicals linked to ADHD -- Are phthalates really safe for children? The current findings do not prove that phthalate exposure caused ADHD symptoms. However, the initial findings provide a rationale for further research on this association.

Polk County Iowa coroner -- Iowa has officially recorded 21 H1N1 deaths, including seven in Polk County alone. But the county's medical examiner said he has performed autopsies on some residents who were never diagnosed with H1N1, but actually had it. "In the autopsy, what we're seeing is very heavy, wet hemorrhagic lungs, lungs with a lot of blood in them," said Dr. Gregory Schmunk.

UK: rain like this happens once every 1000 years -- The Environment Agency said that the flooding across the region was so severe that such an event was likely to happen only once in 1,000 years.

House of straw & hemp withstands 1000 degree fire test -- A house made of straw and hemp panels passed a fire resistance test where it was exposed to temperatures over 1,000°C, a university said.

Medibots, the world's smallest surgeons -- This is a da Vinci robot. It has allowed a surgeon, sitting at a control desk, to remove the patient's prostate gland in a manner that has several advantages over conventional methods.

Counterinsurgency's future is in America -- Giving various reasons that would justify martial law (for example, "the refusal of the population to pay or unusual difficulty to collect rent, taxes, or loan payments"), the plans call for the suspension of the Constitution; the permanent confiscation of all firearms (while telling the gun owners that the confiscation is temporary); and the rounding up of large numbers of the "indigenous population" in detention camps.

Today in History Friday November 20
1620 - Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay. White was the first child to be born of English parents in present-day New England.
1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1889 - Astronomer Edwin Hubble was born. Hubble discovered and developed the concept of an expanding universe. In 1924 he proved the existence of galaxies other than our own.
1901 - The second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for construction of the Panama Canal by the U.S.
1943 - During World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
1959 - Britain, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden met to create the European Free Trade Association.
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the island.
1967 - The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, went past 200 million.
1969 - The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase out of the substance.
1983 - An estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC-TV movie "The Day After." The movie depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.
1989 - Over 200,000 people rallied peacefully in Prague, Czechoslovakia, demanding democratic reforms.
1990 - The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, FL, after completing a secret military mission.
1993 - The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation implementing NAFTA.
1998 - Afghanistan's Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden safe haven. Osama bin Laden had been accused of orchestrating two U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and later terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
1998 - Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes.

Gold's 'Money' Value is $4,000 to $11,000: Market Strategist -- Federal Reserve officials on Thursday downplayed the consequences of the falling U.S. dollar, pointing to deflation as a lingering threat. The dollar has fallen 7 percent so far this year and likely has become a funding vehicle for bets on higher-yielding currencies in growing emerging markets. So how should investors guard their portfolios? Jim Rickards, senior managing director of market intelligence at Omnis, shared his insights. “Very few people think of gold as money. If you think of gold as money, that level is a range between $4,000 and $11,000 an ounce—that’s the price gold will have to be to support the money supply.”

WHO has confirmed that H1N1 swine flu has mutated in Ukraine, but not to worry -- If this Ukraine flu is not a big concern as the WHO claims, then why is it turning the lungs of victims black and raising internal temperatures inside of the lungs of victims to over 130 degrees Fahrenheit?

Looks like the pneumonic plague has spread to Poland -- Reports are coming in of people dying of symptoms similar to the pneunomic plague in an Emergency Room in Bialystok in the north east of Poland.
Related Articles:
 * Flu attacks Poland -- The AH1N1 virus has claimed a fourth victim in Poland and the number of those suffering flu-like symptoms has increased dramatically.
* Schools & hospitals in Poland closing down over flu fears -- A school in the southern town of Lipnik closed down after 75 per cent of its students failed to turned up for classes on Wednesday morning. School activities have also been suspended in several other cities.

Radical measures can't stop swine flu -- Quarantines, school closures and other steps to contain swine flu have not worked.

VIDEO: Medical doctor that recommended H1N1 vaccine retracts and says don't take it!

Aspirin kills 400% more people than swine flu -- Did you know that more than four times as many people are killed each year by common NSAID painkillers like aspirin?

The association of acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen with respiratory disease and lung function

Vaccinations are causing impaired blood flow, (Ischemia), chronic illness & disease -- It is now proven that we are all being harmed by repeat vaccinations. This evidence must be circulated broadly in light of the imminent Fall, 2009 plan to turn North American schools into MASS vaccine centers to institute triple flu vaccine to us all. Children will be the first to be injected with experimental flu vaccines. The entire vaccine industry, as it turns out, has been experimental. We did not know that we were causing damages – for us all.

Moldovan soldiers given onions & garlic to fight swine flu -- Moldova's army is feeding its soldiers onions and garlic to help them ward off swine flu. Defense Ministry chief doctor Col. Sergiu Vasislita says about 0.9 ounces (25 grams) of onions and 0.5 ounces (15 grams) of garlic will be added to each soldier's daily diet. That roughly corresponds to a small onion and a couple of garlic cloves.

Microbiologist nabbed by FBI after warning that vaccine is a bioweapon -- Watch the actual videos as he is surrounded, gassed, and tasered. Joseph Moshe is a microbiologist who had called a radio station, and stated that the H1NI vaccine is actually a bio-weapon, and is the DEPLOYMENT OF A PLAGUE. The official propaganda line is that he had threatened the President, although there is no evidence that this is true.

Facebook friend turns into Big Brother...cops use facebook to bust underage drinkers -- Student was among at least eight people who said Wednesday they had been cited for underage drinking based on photos on social networking sites.

Obama may put Americans under World judge's power -- President Obama has dispatched a delegation this week to The Hague to explore issues involving the United States' possible participation in the International Criminal Court, an organization critics charge could be used to prosecute Americans under international legal standards for actions that are not crimes in the U.S.

House attacks Fed, Treasury -- Panel Votes for Tighter Political Rein on Central Bank; Some Call for Geithner to Quit.

Link found between thyroid cancer and residents proximity to Indian Point nuclear plant -- An article just published in the International Journal of Health Services has found that thyroid cancer rates in the four counties surrounding the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which is located in Buchanan, New York (south of Peekskill, and 24 miles north of New York City) - Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester -- are the highest in New York State.

New York readies for the Gitmo Five -- While some believe that trying the so-called "Gitmo Five" in New York City will result in more terrorist attacks in the city, Stratfor does not anticipate a marked increase in the number of plots or attacks.

Our chief industry: War -- The economy may be collapsing, but the war business is booming.

Hasan's supervisor warned Army in 2007 -- Two years ago, a top psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center was so concerned about what he saw as Nidal Hasan's incompetence and reckless behavior that he put those concerns in writing. NPR has obtained a copy of the memo, the first evaluation that has surfaced from Hasan's file.

House Panel Votes to Advance Ron Paul's Plan on Fed Audits -- A U.S. House committee advanced a proposal to remove a three-decade ban on congressional audits of Federal Reserve interest-rate decisions, a measure backed by a lawmaker who has called for the abolition of the central bank.

Microchipping of US citizens to be mandatory? -- Already, It Looks As if Micro-chipping of US Citizens Will Soon Be Mandatory. Read More...

Idahoans see meteor explosion -- People flooded the phone lines Tuesday night as they called 911 trying to figure out what flashed in the middle of the night. It was actually a meteor traveling at unbelievable speeds.

IBM reveals the biggest artificial brain of all time -- IBM has revealed the biggest artificial brain of all time, a simulation run by a 147,456-processor supercomputer that requires millions of watts of electricity and over 150,000 gigabytes of memory. The brain simulation is a feat for neuroscience and computer processing—but it's still one- eighty-third the speed of a human brain and is only as large as a cat's. Will we ever get to truly capable artificial intelligence? PM reports from IBM's Almaden research center to find out.

Venezuela prepares for conflict with US in Columbia -- Hugo Chavez has ordered his troops to prepare for a possible conflict with US-backed Columbia.

Critical information may be missing from prescription drug labels -- Prescription drug use, sadly, is rising among people in the United States with one in six using three or more medications. Of special interest then is a recent commentary published last month in The New England Journal of Medicine which states that the FDA has critical information when a drug is approved that may not make it onto the drug label or package inserts that come with the medications.

GSK and Nabi announce agreement for NicVAX®, a vaccine for nicotine addiction -- GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA (GSK) and Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (Nabi) today announced an exclusive worldwide option and licensing agreement for a nicotine conjugate candidate vaccine (NicVAX®), an investigational vaccine for the treatment of nicotine addiction and the prevention of smoking relapse, as well as for the development of a second generation nicotine vaccine.

UK: Dozens of birds drop dead during country show -- Autopsy show hemorrhaging in lungs.

Rise in soldier suicides leaves Pentagon looking for answers -- American soldiers are committing suicide in the greatest numbers since official records began in 1980, with the US Army at a loss to explain the phenomenon since a third of the dead have never been deployed in combat.

Women put 515 chemicals on their face & body every day in beauty regime -- A survey found women typically use up to 13 products, most of which contain more than 20 ingredients, including additives. Perfumes contain an average cocktail of 250 ingredients, the study found, with some containing as many as 400.

Design flaw in CFL bulbs-they become dimmer over time -- Energy-saving lightbulbs being used in millions of homes could lose up to 40 per cent of their brightness over the next few years, engineers warned yesterday. A design flaw in compact florescent bulbs mean they become dimmer as they age.

Today in History Thursday November 19
1794 - The U.S. and Britain signed the Jay Treaty, which resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
1850 - The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1893 - The first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday New York World.
1895 - The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell.
1919 - The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles with a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against. A two-thirds majority was needed for ratification.
1928 - "Time" magazine presented its cover portrait for the first time. Japanese Emperor Hirohito was the magazine's first cover subject.
1954 - Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
1959 - Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.
1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
1993 - The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.
1998 - The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history.
2002 - The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.
2003 - Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center were unveiled. One design would be built at the site of the World Trade Center.

Raw Cranberry Sauce  Recipe -- Be sure to check out the other recipes in our "recipe" section.  Send in your favorite recipe and we may add it to our collection!!

Air Force Adds Kids to Pentagon's Mandatory H1N1 Vaccine Program -- About 25,000 children in on-base Air Force daycare centers will be forced to receive the H1N1 vaccine or face being barred from school, Truthout has learned following reports from concerned parents.

Swine flu deception & disinformation exposed -- There has been a flurry of contradictory swine flu events reported here and from Ukraine this early fall. These coincided with a CBS news program releasing information that very few reported swine cases actually tested positive for H1N1. CBS's state by state survey discovered that less than 5 percent of flu cases reported in most American states were confirmed as H1N1. In most states less than half the reported cases were not even a flu of any type!

Video coverage from Russia Today on Ukraine talks about the spraying

Biolabs multiplying like rabbits...a clear & present danger -- Earlier this year, during an audit of the nation's largest Level-4 BioSafety Lab (BSL-4) at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, 9,220 vials of ebola, anthrax, botulinum, equine encephalitis virus, and other deadly germs were discovered in the proverbial dusty old storage area. No one even knew the vials existed and thus no one knows for sure whether any are missing.

State Budget Shortfalls and Safety Deposit Boxes -- The United States has long been a socialistic country that thinks they are capitalistic. For decades America has had a centrally planned economy through the unconstitutional legal tender laws and illegal Federal Reserve which attempts intervention of both the money supply and cost of money. Government holds no solutions and is only making the situation worse the same way they did with the Great Depression.

Record numbers go hungry in the US -- Government report shows 50m people unable to put food on the table at some point last year.

Food insecurity state by state -- A new report from the US Department of Agriculture highlights the millions of Americans suffering from food insecurity. Find out how they compare from state to state.

10 states face imminent bankruptcy -- Ten states are facing imminent bankruptcy, confounding any possibility of economic recovery as tax revenues continue to decline and unemployment increases nationwide, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports. Those states in fiscal peril include California, Arizona, Rhode Island, Michigan, Oregon, Nevada, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois and Wisconsin.

On the lighter side: Turnpike turkey transfixes New York/New Jersey -- Meet Tammy the Turnpike Turkey. She made the Jersey City/Liberty Park Exit 14B toll plaza of the New Jersey Turnpike her home for months through noon today, defying several attempts over a couple of weeks by Turnpike staff and state wildlife people to move her out. The turkey hung around the toll booths, walked the lanes, pottered around the grass at the side of the toll admin buildings, and even alighted on the roofs of collectors' cars in the plaza carpark.

Cancer industry desperately needs mammogram screenings to recruit patients and generate repeat business -- Any time you threaten to take away repeat customer from the businesses that make up the cancer industry, you're in for a political fight. After the United States Preventive Services Task Force released new recommendations advising against mammograms for women under 50 (and recommending only bi-annual screenings after that), the cancer industry went berserk. Mammograms, you see, are the bread and butter of the for-profit cancer industry.

Hawaii: Paramedics called to Sacred Hearts after swine flu vaccinations given -- A "handful" of Sacred Hearts Academy students were taken to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children after receiving swine flu shots or nasal spray at the school this morning, school principal Betty White said. Read More...

Artificial snowstorm in China kills 38 -- Officials have said the two storms in Beijing were artificially induced, sparking anger among capital-area residents, but the extent of the weather manipulation efforts remained unclear.

Court: Army Corps liable for Katrina flooding -- The Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a shipping channel linking New Orleans, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico led to catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Katrina, a federal court ruled Wednesday.

UK-Secret CCTV cameras fitted INSIDE people's homes to spy on neighbors outside -- CCTV cameras are being fitted inside family homes by council 'snoopers' to spy on neighbors in the street outside, it was revealed today. The £1,000 security cameras have been placed inside properties but are trained on the streets to gather evidence of anti-social behavior.

Congress members asked where in the Constitution does it mandate health care? --Read the embarrassing & aggravating answers.

Iodine prevents breast cancer -- Fortunately, preventing breast cancer is easy, and iodine is one of the key nutritional strategies for accomplishing precisely that. Here, we bring you an extremely informative collection of information about how iodine helps prevent breast cancer. You'll learn how it works, which different sources of iodine are available today, and which books to read to learn more.

Alternative cancer treatments info center website -- (save this info before they ban it)!!

Tests find Bisphenol A in canned foods -- Extensive tests carried out by Consumer Reports finds wide range of bisphenol A (BPA) levels in a variety of canned soups, juice, tuna, and green beans. Now Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods we tested contain some BPA. The canned organic foods we tested did not always have lower BPA levels than nonorganic brands of similar foods analyzed. We even found the chemical in some products in cans that were labeled "BPA-free."

Grand Canyon uranium mine challenged -- A mining company's plans to reopen a long-dormant uranium mine near the Grand Canyon without an updated environmental review could damage the water, wildlife and "iconic landscapes" of canyon country, environmental groups say in Federal Court.

Executive Order 13519 Establishment of financial fraud task force

Latest flu numbers from the Ukraine -- This Blog is strictly about what is going on in the Ukraine and possibly spreading in the area.

Ukraine swine flu burns lungs -- British scientists suspect that swine flu virus has mutated in Ukraine. Some doctors say that flu in the country has shown unprecedented symptoms, creating the effect of “burnt” lungs, the Daily Mail reports.

If H1N1 joins with the bird flu, pandemic may be much worse -- When swine flu erupted this spring in the southwestern United States and Mexico, it had been 40 years since the last flu pandemic. The outbreak has dispelled any illusion that pandemic influenza belonged to a bygone era, like smallpox, polio or scarlet fever. But we haven't seen how bad things might yet get.

Aerosol spraying, weaponized viruses & Baxter

US wants China to buy into its small banks -- Chinese and U.S. regulators are negotiating a pact aimed at encouraging Chinese financial institutions to buy into small and medium-sized banks in the United States, bankers briefed on the plan said on Tuesday.

The CIA's secret drone war -- Back in May, C.I.A. Director Leon Panetta said something that high-level C.I.A. and administration officials have rarely acknowledged publicly either before or since: that controversial unmanned aerial vehicles—or "drones," as they're commonly called—were the "only game in town" for taking out Al Qaeda in Pakistan.

Teens help SWAT team practice -- As part of a training exercise for SWAT personnel, about 70 students, including volunteers from El Dorado and Yorba Linda high schools, joined police officers from the North County SWAT Team at Yorba Linda High School Sunday.

Swat team decends on school in Pottstown PA over misunderstanding-check out the photos...all over basically nothing -- A misunderstanding about the visit of a parent to West-Mont Christian Academy's elementary school led to the evacuation and search of the school building Tuesday morning.

Government website says stimulus created jobs in non existent districts -- The federal website that tracks spending from the Obama administration's $787 billion economic stimulus program reports that the program has created thousands of jobs in congressional districts that don't exist.

Mexican border city groups call for UN peacekeepers -- Business groups in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez said Wednesday they are calling for United Nations peacekeepers to quell the drug-related violence that has given their city one of the highest homicide rates in the world.

US occupied Iraq, Afghanistan among world's most corrupt countries -- US-occupied Afghanistan is the world’s second most corrupt country—after Somalia, where no government has functioned for two decades—while Iraq is the fourth worst, according to a report released by an international watchdog group.

Pedal powered laptops in Afghanistan -- Pedal power laptop is a pedal powered machine that uses nothing but pedal power to operate the laptop. The system is set up so that just about anyone with two legs would be able to power the laptop and they claim that even a third grader can step up to the pedal power laptop computer and get to work with no problems.

NSA is giving Microsoft some help on Windows7 security -- Other software makers have turned to government agencies for security advice, including Apple, which makes the Mac OS X operating system.

Website: The non-GMO project -- Our shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified products, and our common mission is to ensure the sustained availability of non-GMO choices.

The wrong arm of the the fed criminalize legal activities -- A new book reveals how US federal prosecutors twist the law to criminalize legal activities, with connivence from the media.

Something fun: strange facts about household products

Today in History Wednesday November 18
1477 - William Caxton produced "Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres," which was the first book to be printed in England.
1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica.
1865 - Samuel L. Clemens published "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" under the pen name "Mark Twain" in the New York "Saturday Press."
1883 - The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones.
1903 - The U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the U.S. rights to build the Panama Canal.
1928 - The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New York. It was Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.
1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Alan L. Bean landed on the lunar surface during the second manned mission to the moon.
1987 - The U.S. Congress issued the Iran-Contra Affair report. The report said that President Ronald Reagan bore "ultimate responsibility" for wrongdoing by his aides.
1993 - American Airlines flight attendants went on strike. They ended their strike only 4 days later.
1997 - The FBI officially pulled out of the probe into the TWA Flight 800 disaster. They said the explosion that destroyed the Boeing 747 was not caused by a criminal act. 230 people were killed.
1997 - First Union Corp. announced its purchase of CoreStates Financial Corp. for $16.1 billion. To date it was the largest banking deal in U.S. history.

Find a Thrift Shop near you -- TheThriftShopper.Com is a one-stop web destination for all your thrift shopping needs. Search for thrift stores in our national thrift store directory, join our online thrifting community, and learn more about thrift shopping!

Airplanes sprayed mysterious substance over Ukraine days before pneumonic plague outbreak -- 5 Sources confirms this and the local newspapers of Kiev also received hundreds of phone calls from residents and business owners close to the area the planes were spraying the suspicious substance. Not only that but local businesses and retailers were "advised" to stay indoors during the day by the local authorities.

Pneumonic plague United States Patent #7572449-anything to do with the Ukraine? -- "What is more interesting is why was this patent filed in August this year. Maybe its just coincidence but we felt like putting out there so people can decide for themselves."

Back in September Chicago scientist researching plague dies from it -- A University of Chicago researcher died ept. 13, at the Medical Center's Bernard Mitchell Hospital from an infection which may be attributable to a weakened laboratory strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the plague.

Increase in GM crops, resistant weeds lead to dramatic rise in pesticide use -- The widespread use of genetically modified (GM) crops engineered to tolerate herbicides has led to a sharp increase in the use of agricultural chemicals in the U.S. This practice is creating herbicide-resistant "super weeds" and an increase in chemical residues in U.S. food.

Medicinal properties of sage revealed -- Of all the culinary herbs, sage is perhaps the one with the broadest range of medicinal uses. As you'll see in the collection of quotes about sage shown below, sage is anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial; plus it helps cleanse your blood and may even prevent Alzheimer's disease.

New Zealand tops Denmark as world's least corrupt nation -- New Zealand was on Wednesday named the world's least corrupt nation out of a list of 180 countries, unseating Denmark after a year in which the global recession and ongoing conflicts proved challenging.

US Army suicides set to hit new high in 2009 -- Suicides in the U.S. Army will hit a new high this year, a top general said on Tuesday in a disclosure likely to increase concerns about stress on U.S. forces ahead of an expected buildup in Afghanistan.

Farmers not invited to world food summit? -- World farmers are not part of the official delegations at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food summit on food security that opened here Monday. But they came anyhow to express their views, since, they say, it is their communities that are most impacted by the food crisis.

Indian Point nuclear plant puts public health at grave risk -- Indian Point is the site of two large nuclear reactors operating since the mid-1970s. Because Indian Point's federal licenses will expire in several years, Entergy Nuclear of Jackson, Miss., which owns the reactors, has asked federal regulators to extend them for another 20 years.

Senators blame HHS for mishandling H1N1 vaccine effort -- Senators on the Homeland Security Committee scolded Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Tuesday for overly optimistic estimates of pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine supplies. (and these people want to manage our health care?)

China questions costs of US health care reform -- Guess what? It turns out the Chinese are kind of curious about how President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plans would impact America’s huge fiscal deficit. Government officials are using his Asian trip as an opportunity to ask the White House questions. Read detailed questions...

US Army wants armed spy bots in intercontinental ballistic missiles -- The problem: The US Army—purveyors of all things camouflage green— thinks that spy planes are too slow to recognize remote battlegrounds. The solution: Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles loaded with weaponized spy bots. The side-effect: World War III.

Nanoparticles used in common household items cause genetic damage in mice -- Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles, found in everything from cosmetics to sunscreen to paint to vitamins, caused systemic genetic damage in mice, according to a comprehensive study conducted by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

India plans fingerprint IDs for billion citizens -- India's 1.16 billion people are each to receive their own identity number under a monumental plan designed to cut corruption and improve distribution of state benefits.

VIDEO: Woman pastor- reporter dragged away by Obama security -- A woman whom is a reporter for the Georgia Insider and a Pastor of a Church in Ga. was manhandled by Obama security thugs!

Federal Court bans South Carolina Christian license plate -- A US District Court judge ruled last week that the state of South Carolina violated the federal Constitution when it allowed drivers to choose a Christian-themed license plate last year. Judge Cameron McGowan Currie issued a scathing decision prohibiting the state from going forward with the plate's production. South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer was the driving force behind the legislation that created the plate. He noted that even atheists can select a "Secular Humanists of the Low Country" plate which replaces the phrase "In God We Trust" with "In Reason We Trust"

How to avoid cell phone radiation -- Concerned about cell phone radiation? Here's a list of the phones with the most powerful speakerphones and Bluetooth capability for hands- free use.

Cocaine, spices, hormones found in drinking water -- This story is part of a special series that explores the global water crisis.

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Iraq-and aims to transfer military tactics to California -- Schwarzenegger said he wants to study counter-insurgency strategies developed by the US military when Iraq was on the brink of civil war, and bring them back to the mean streets of California, where criminal gangs rule entire neighborhoods, especially in large cities.

US military employs counterinsurgency strategy in California city -- The U.S. military is aiding police in a California conduct “counterinsurgency” operations as part of a crack down on gang related violence in the city of Salinas, a relationship officials admit pushes the boundaries of the constitutional bar on the military operating within U.S. borders but one that should be expanded nationwide.

Nations buying gold from the IMF by the ton -- The African nation of Mauritius has bought two metric tons of gold from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for nearly 72 million dollars.

US public debt tops 12 trillion for the first time -- The US public debt topped 12 trillion dollars for the first time in history, Treasury officials disclosed Tuesday, moving past a key barrier that raised hackles in Congress.

Gun sales shoot up amid America's rising fear of crime & terrorism -- Smith & Wesson expects to nearly double its annual sales in the next three to five years as demand for its firearms soars in the recession.

Hmm...this is interesting - the National Vaccine Injury website does not list the H1N1 vaccine for compensation -- Read the vaccines that are covered by the VICP.

Unsettling revelations about US leasing of Columbian military bases -- A recently publicized U.S. Air Force document presents a far more ominous explanation for massive congressional funding for the forthcoming military construction at the Colombian bases. It emphasizes the “opportunity for conducting full spectrum operations throughout South America” against threats not only from drug trafficking and guerrilla movements, but also from “anti-U.S. governments” in the region.

Indonesia to produce of H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine in November 2010! -- Indonesia plans to start mass production of swine flu vaccine in November 2010 after a clinical trial in March 2010, health minister Endang Rahayu Setyaningsih said. (that's a year away? are they expecting this flu to keep going?)

Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining -- During the last two decades, mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia has destroyed or severely damaged more than a million acres of forest and buried nearly 2,000 miles of streams.

Kilometer tax avoiders in Netherlands will face fines & jail -- People without a working kilometer tax meter in their cars once the system is introduced in 2012 face six months in jail or a fine of up to €18,500, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday.

Today in History Tuesday November 17
1800 - The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building.
1869 - The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
1903 - Russia's Social Democrats officially split into two groups - Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
1904 - The first underwater submarine journey was taken, from Southampton, England, to the Isle of Wight.
1913 - The steamship Louise became the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal.
1913 - In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm banned the armed forces from dancing the tango.
1922 - Siberia voted for union with the U.S.S.R.
1962 - Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by U.S. President Kennedy.
1970 - The Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1. The vehicle was released by Luna 17.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
1988 - Benazir Bhutto became the first woman leader of an Islamic country. She was elected in the first democratic elections in Pakistan in 11 years.
1990 - The Soviet government agreed to change the country's constitution.

Related to today's guest NICK KOLLERSTROM - YouTube: Peter Power 7/7 Terror Rehearsal -- Live ITV News interview with Peter Power, the Managing Director of Crisis Management firm Visor Consultants who was 'actually running an exercise... based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations that happened'. Recorded at 8:20pm on the evening of the London Bombings.

New health care swastika? -- The new soft blue swastika is "Ok" with Pelosi. Here it is again, the swastika and "ok" sign. Any Enlightenment? I haven't been able to find any information on who the blue cross swastika logo belongs to. Anyone know?

Devvy Kidd: Demand Congress stop withholding taxes NOW -- We must make a thousand times more noise than the tea parties with our demand to stop the withholding tax. Allow Americans to take home what is rightfully theirs -- not some foreign banking cartel or government.

Outrageous!! Army sends infant to protective services, Mom to Afghanistan -- VENTURA, California - U.S. Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother, is being threatened with a military court-martial if she does not agree to deploy to Afghanistan, despite having been told she would be granted extra time to find someone to care for her 11-month-old son while she is overseas.

Niacin beats statin drug Zetia -- Once again vitamins top the list for better health.

Thanksgiving is coming, but pantries are bare -- It's the bleak reality this year for local organizations that provide hot holiday meals to people in need.

As of the end of October 18.8 million homes in default, vacant -- About 18.8 million homes stood empty in the U.S. during the third quarter as banks seized properties from delinquent borrowers and new home sales fell in September.

Bomb proof wallpaper is stronger than the wall it papers -- The X-Flex wallpaper is really a layer of Kevlar-type material, in between sheets of "elastic polymer wrap," which provides both flex and strength so that the projectile doesn't knock the wall down. The US Army is considering using it for bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the 'who comes up with these things?' department -- Presenting...bacon flavored envelopes!! Bacon Flavored Envelopes!!!

Watching the H1N1 flu pandemic...the story in pictures -- Health officials around the world are stepping up vaccination efforts and are closely tracking the progress of the H1N1/09 virus (often referred to as "swine flu" in the media). (the comments are also worth reading)

Millions hit by plague worse than swine flu -- A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbors into a state of panic. A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu.

Ukraine disaster -a chemical connection? -- "I was, of course, wondering whether some explanation other than a virus could account for the million cases of illness recently reported in the Ukraine." Read More...

Marine Corps logistics base cuts 170 workers -- The Marine Corps Logistics Base is slashing its workforce and started by laying off approximately 170 workers from its Maintenance Center in Yermo Monday, according to MCLB officials.

Pennsylvania to lay off 319 state workers -- The Rendell Administration said today it will issue layoff notices this week to 319 state employees in what some hope is the last big aftershock from the fiscal earthquake that rocked the state budget this year.

Specialty grocer closes after 145 years -- They just couldn't compete with the larger chain supermarkets any longer.

Would our government really start a war to stimulate the economy?

Florida's Turnpike going cashless -- Cash tolls would be eliminated on portions of Florida’s Turnpike during a switch to video tolling in 2011. Public comments about the “Toll-by-Plate” proposal will be accepted during an online meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, and by e-mail until Dec. 1.

Avocados offer remarkable benefits for skin health -- Avocados are Mother Nature's skin moisturizer. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, they offer remarkable benefits to human skin -- both when eaten and when used topically.

Phthalate warning: Medications contain chemicals that "feminize" unborn baby boys -- In a bombshell finding that has far-reaching implications for society and culture, scientists at the University of Rochester have found that phthalates -- the chemical found in many vinyl and plastic products -- tends to "feminize" boys, altering their brains to express more feminine characteristics. The study has been published in the Journal of Andrology.

Drugs used in the young for mood disorders, pain & epilepsy may cause psychiatric problems as adults -- Working with infant rats in the lab, GUMC scientists tested medications that are frequently prescribed to treat epilepsy, pain and mood disorders in humans -- including children. By using behavioral tests on the animals when the rats reached adulthood, the researchers documented that the drugs did indeed cause behavioral abnormalities later in life.

Pharmaceutical lobbyists draft Congressmen's speeches -- Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies.

Information security at Los Alamos lab still weak -- Network security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) continues to suffer from weaknesses, potentially exposing classified information such as nuclear weapon design to unauthorized users, warned congressional investigators recently.

Global warfare USA: The world is the Pentagon's oyster -- US military operations in all major regions of the World.

Illinois Democrats rally behind plan to take Gitmo prisoners -- Illinois' governor and senior senator spent yesterday feverishly trying to regain momentum on their plan to use a nearly empty maximum-security prison 150 miles from Chicago to house Gitmo detainees. (Look out! Remember Hardin Montana? American Police Force may be coming to illinois.

“An enemy combatant of his time.” -- New book tells story of Chief Standing Bear, who fought back in court and won.

Fluoridation increases infant death rates -- Fluoridation causes more premature births, one of the top causes of infant death in the USA. It poses the greatest risk to poor non -white mothers and babies. This is the finding State University of New York researchers from data spanning 1993 to 2002.

Kuwaiti company that supplies US military food is accused of fraud -- A Kuwaiti company that has been paid more than $8.5 billion to supply food and other items to the U.S. military in the Middle East has been indicted on multiple federal fraud charges, authorities announced Monday.

Where have all the protests gone? US students in limbo -- When Hemnecher Amen, a student, joined a protest outside the White House recently, it was the latest visible opposition here to US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hardly anyone took any notice.

ADL covering up for crimes of financial elite -- The ADL is accusing the New York Times Maureen Dowd of anti-semitism over a recent op-ed titled "Virtuous Bankers? Really!?!" The article about corruption on Wall Street specifically involving Goldman Sachs.

Gerald Celente: Americans losing everything to fascist oligarchs -- Gerald Celente is one of the world’s best trend forecasters. In the following 4-part radio interview, Celente blasts current political and economic “leadership” as beholden to large corporate and financial interests.

Watch out for tungsten filled fake gold bars -- If anyone were contemplating creating “fake” gold bars, tungsten [at roughly $10 per pound] would be the metal of choice since it has the exact same density as gold making a fake bar salted with tungsten indistinguishable from a solid gold bar by simply weighing it. Unfortunately, there are now more sordid details to report. Read More...

Italian MP denounces Bilderberg influence during European parliament meeting -- Mario Borghezio, an Italian member of European Parliament, dropped a bomb shell at the EU this week. In the video below, during a session of the parliament in Brussels Borghezio questioned the nominations of Bilderberg and Trilateral attendees and cohorts for the posts of EU President and EU foreign minister.

Leaked G20 documents shed light on global carbon tax -- As The Corbett Report reported, veteran Bilderberg researcher Daniel Estulin has obtained documents from inside last week’s G20 Finance Minister’s meeting in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Rice market on thin ice as record prices may return -- Rice prices may return to record levels as bad weather curbs output in major growers and forces some nations to accelerate imports, a Philippine minister and the U.S. Rice Producers Association said.

Apple patents technology that would force users to interact with ads -- Its distinctive feature is a design that doesn’t simply invite a user to pay attention to an ad — it also compels attention. The technology can freeze the device until the user clicks a button or answers a test question to demonstrate that he or she has dutifully noticed the commercial message. Because this technology would be embedded in the innermost core of the device, the ads could appear on the screen at any time, no matter what one is doing.

Millions may have to repay part of Obama tax credit -- For more than 15.4 million people, the Making Work Pay tax credit enacted as part of the $787-billion economic stimulus package could turn out to be a Making You Pay Back tax credit. The ADL is accusing the New York Times Maureen Dowd of anti-semitism over a recent op-ed titled "Virtuous Bankers? Really!?!" The article about corruption on Wall Street specifically involving Goldman Sachs.

Welcome home. War! Creating the domestic surveillance state -- How America's Wars Are Systematically Destroying Our Liberties.

Today in History MONDAY - November 16, 2009
1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during the American Revolution.
1864 - Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to the Sea" during the U.S. Civil War.
1907 - Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state.
1915 - Coca-Cola had its prototype for a countoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year.
1933 - The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations for the first time.
1952 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy first held a football for Charlie Brown.
1969 - The U.S. Army announced that several had been charged with massacre and the subsequent cover-up in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968.
1973 - Skylab 3 carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on an 84-day mission.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
1981 - A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research.
1998 - It was announced that Monica Lewinsky had signed a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court said that union members could file discrimination lawsuits against employers even when labor contracts require arbitration.
2000 - Bill Clinton became the first serving U.S. president to visit Communist Vietnam.
2004 - A NASA unmanned "scramjet" (X-43A) reached a speed of nearly 10 times the speed of sound above the Pacific Ocean.

High Flight recited by William Conrad -- Dedicated to all those who served in the Military!

Gold hits new high again -- $1128.

Obama to Congress: Hold off Fort Hood hearings -- Obama said he was not opposed to hearings — eventually. But he strongly pressed lawmakers to hold off until the probes now under way are completed.

HASAN'S APPLICATION FOR CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT -- A Private then commissioned to 2nd Lieutenant?? How unusual that a Private would be picked to go to college and medical school??? Check out his concealed weapon permit in 1996 when he was living in Vinton, Va.
* Homeland Security Profile on Nidal Malik HASAN - NOTE: No mention of anything prior to 1997.

Patriots or extremists? -- The members of the militia in Michigan would certainly call themselves patriots. The folks at the civil rights organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center prefers to use the word "extremists."  Read More...

Continental Congress CC2009 Takes Wing -- Convening November 11 - 22, 2009. Alternative media is blacked out!! The purpose of Continental Congress 2009 is to determine a legal and peaceful means to stop the violations of The Constitution of The United States of America and to restore Constitutional governance.

BPA in plastic bottles ups male infertility risk -- Exposure to the high concentrations of Bisphenol A (BPA), found in hard, clear plastic bottles, causes to impotence in certain individuals.

Barack Obama’s Top 10 Stocks –- He Owns Stock In Gilead The Makers Of Tamiflu.

NY city security lockdown for 9-11 terrorists trial -- Call it the fortress of steel. When the murderous 9/11 Gang of Five finally lands in New York for trial, they'll face an impenetrable wall of security -- with five times the normal number of US marshals flooding lower Manhattan and a ring of marksmen watching their every move, sources said yesterday.

China has now become the biggest risk to the world economy -- At some point, American workers will rebel. US unemployment is already 17.5pc under the broad "U6" gauge followed by Barack Obama. Realty Track said that 332,000 properties were foreclosed in October alone. More Americans have lost their homes this year than during the entire decade of the Great Depression. A backlog of 7m homes is awaiting likely seizure by lenders. If you are not paying attention to this political time-bomb, perhaps you should.

Everyone in Britain could be given a personal 'carbon allowance' -- Lord Smith of Finsbury believes that implementing individual carbon allowances for every person will be the most effective way of meeting the targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel, airline tickets and electricity.

British scientists testing Ukrainian "super flu" -- Some doctors have likened the symptoms to those seen in many of the victims of the Spanish flu which caused millions of deaths world-wide after the World War One. An unnamed doctor in western Ukraine told of the alarming effects of the virus. He said: 'We have carried out post mortems on two victims and found their lungs are as black as charcoal.

Swine Flu Updates -- State by State!!

H1N1 super flu plague in Ukraine sparks concern, conspiracy theories about origin -- Here's what we know with some degree of certainty about the H1N1 virus in Ukraine right now: nearly 300 people have died from the viral strain, and over 65,000 people have been hospitalized (the actual numbers are increasing by the hour). The virus appears to be either a highly aggressive mutation of the globally-circulating H1N1 strain, or a combination of three different influenza strains now circulating in Ukraine. Some observers suspect this new "super flu" might be labeled viral hemorrhagic pneumonia (meaning it destroys lung tissue until your lungs bleed so much that you drown in your own fluid), but that has not been confirmed by any official sources we're aware of.

An Avalanche Of Reports Of Adverse Reactions To The H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine –- And Yet World Health Authorities Continue To Insist That It Is Safe!

Ontario: Deadly Swine Flu surge kills 24 people in 72 hours -- A deadly Swine Flu surge in Ontario has killed 24 people in a 72-hour period, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Up until Nov. 10, Ontario's death toll stood at 37. The new total of deaths in Ontario is now 61, the highest in Canada.

We can't sit back & allow the loss of our freedoms: Judge Napolitano -- We elect the government. It works for us. As we watch the Democrats' plans for health care take shape, we can only ask how did our government get so removed, so unbridled, so arrogant that it can tell us how to live our personal lives?

Side by side comparisons of major health care proposals -- This side-by-side compares the leading comprehensive reform proposals across a number of key characteristics and plan components. Included in this side-by-side are proposals for moving toward universal coverage that have been put forward by the President and Members of Congress.

New fears of 3M chemicals -- Three new studies show a link between Scotchgard-type chemicals in ground water and high cholesterol in human blood.

Welcome home shut up -- War crimes are collective in nature. Especially in wars based on fraud, soldiers are expected to lie - to their country, to their community, even to themselves. The silencing process begins on the battlefield in the presence of officers, power-holders who seek to nullify the perceptions and personal experience of troops under their command. Read More...

New prison wing at Bagram AFB in Afghanistan cost $60 million -- "The new prison wing cost some $60 million to build ... and is meant to be part of a new era of openness and transparency," Bays said. Bays said the extended prison could hold up to 1,000 detainees, but was at present holding around 700 inmates, including 30 foreign prisoners.

Microchip included in health bill? -- "The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that—‘‘(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and ‘‘(B) is a class III device; or ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable.” In “real world speak”, according to this report, this new law, when fully implemented, provides the framework for making the United States the first Nation in the World to require each and every one of its citizens to have implanted in them a radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip for the purpose of controlling who is, or isn’t, allowed medical care in their country.
Related Articles:
* Text of bill...go to bottom of page 1001 and continue into pg.1002
* Comments: Microchip to link all your records

Farmers, ranchers fighting back against FDA tyranny over animal farms -- A bill that would grant the FDA expanded authority to inspect farms has come under fire from ranchers and farmers concerned about increased government interference in their operations.

Farmers scramble to finish harvest from hell -- Wet weather has caused widespread crops problems including mold and diseases. All across the Midwest, crops are higher in moisture, creating harvest glitches, which means grain can't be stored or processed properly. Count on higher food prices in the coming months.

Vaccination: Federal Health Agencies Continue to Deceive Americans -- Congressional Report on a Vaccine Mercury-Autism Link Ignored for Six Years.

What Depleted Uranium weapons have done in Iraq -- Iraqi former battle zone sees abnormal clusters of infant tumours and deformities.
Related Articles:
* Deformed babies in Fallujah -- Letter to the UN from Iraq.
* Petition to help deformed babies in Iraq -- Help Deformed Children in Fallujah.

WHO planning guide for mass gatherings & pandemic

1.25 million contract mystery flu in Ukraine as cases also spike in Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Norway, India & Canada -- The latest numbers out of Ukraine indicate that 1.25 million people have now contracted what is being called "the mystery flu". Over 65,000 of those have required hospitalization and 239 are officially reported to be dead.

Paraguayan village sprayed with toxic chemicals after land dispute -- Following an overturned eviction last week, an Ava Guarani community in Paraguay’s Itakyry district was sprayed with toxic chemicals, most likely pesticide, resulting in nearly the entire village needing medical treatment.

Major Hasan Of Fort Hood -- A Patsy In A Drill Gone Live?

Portable 'pain ray' raises fears of non lethal weapons proliferation to be used against civilians -- Israeli researchers have developed a portable device that causes excruciating sensations of burning and can be built for just $250,000, raising fears that even the world's poorest, most oppressive governments will now be able to use advanced non-lethal weapons on their civilian populations.

Signing of Columbia bases deal could set stage for 'expeditionary warfare' -- After several months of secrecy and controversy, on October 30th the US and Colombia signed an agreement to allow the United States military extensive access to seven Colombian bases, notwithstanding serious concerns about true intentions and eventual consequences of the deal.

From the Federal Register...plans to increase spying on all financial transactions -- FinCEN is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the
relevant Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) information sharing rules to allow certain foreign law enforcement agencies, and State and local law enforcement agencies, to submit requests for information to financial institutions.

Record cold in Alaska this week...40 to 50 below temps! -- A powerful storm brought winds over hurricane force to southern England Saturday. Most locations in southern England recorded winds of 60-70 mph, including London.

Chinese earthquake caused by HAARP device? -- Benjamin Fulford investigates a mysterious plasma weapon seen prior to the Niigata earthquake in July 2007 and Red, White & Blue HAARP lights near the epicenter prior to the recent quake in China.

Car parts made from hemp -- PSA, the French manufacturer for Peugeot and Citroen, has recently initiated its Green Materials Plan. This plan intends to increase car parts made from natural materials 600 percent by 2015. They are making a few parts now that are based on flax and hemp.

Today in History FRIDAY - November 13, 2009
1775 - During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal.
1789 - Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
1805 - Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and called it the "frankfurter."
1909 - 250 miners were killed in a fire and explosion at the St. Paul Mine at Cherry, IL.
1927 - The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
1933 - In Austin, MN, the first sit-down labor strike in America took place.
1940- The Walt Disney movie "Fantasia" had its world premiere at New York's Broadway Theater.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1956 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
1971 - The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.
1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S. had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to Iran. He denied that the shipments were sent to free
hostages, but that they had been sent to improve relations.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin's Press for the North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000, without an apology or admission of guilt, to throw out her sexual harassment lawsuit.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed an executive order that would allow for military tribunals to try any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action.

Brasscheck TV: New growth industry: X-raying Americans -- Have you seen the new walk through x-ray machines proposed for airports? Well...You ain't seen nothing yet. Check out the new X-Ray device for Ferry's. "Someone is getting rich off this nonsense and with the money made you can bet they can buy a lot of public officials to approve this hyper-expensive junk security."

Muslims decry move to seize Houston mosque -- Houston spiritual center among U.S. buildings federal prosecutors link to Iran. The U.S. government on Thursday moved to seize more than $500 million in assets from a New York-based foundation accused of being a front for the Iranian government, including a building that houses the Islamic Education Center of Houston. Read More...

Martin Noakes - New Song/Video - Don't Take The Swine Flu Jab

San Bernardino County declares swine flu emergency -- San Bernardino County public health officials have declared a state of emergency due to H1N1 flu, one in a series of federal, state and local declarations intended to position authorities to deal with people sickened by the new flu strain. Local officials hope that by declaring an emergency, they will be first in line for vaccines and other resources when available.

Seasonal Flu Shots Don’t Protect Against Swine Flu, Study Says -- Seasonal flu shots didn’t protect against the new swine flu strain that’s now responsible for 99.6 percent of U.S. infections, according to a federal study.

New account of Ft Hood shooting may put another officer in spotlight -- It has emerged that a previously unheralded police sergeant may have fired shots that ended attack.

Conflicts of interest? Dr Mehmet Oz owns 150,000 options shares in vaccine technology company -- Joyce covered this article yesterday but now read the follow-up: ** Company tries to deny they are involved with vaccines & attack Mike Adams for the above article...he fights back with proof!

How UN redefined 'pandemic' to heighten alarm over H1N1 -- In light of a perceived swine flu outbreak, the World Health Organization raised its influenza pandemic alert to its second highest level in May – but evidence reveals the agency may have made it easier to classify the flu outbreak as a pandemic by changing its definition to omit "enormous numbers of deaths and illness" just prior to making its declaration.

Texas governor says Obama hell bent on socialism -- Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of “punishing” Texas and being “hell-bent” on turning the United States into a socialist country.

America's shameful neglect of homeless -- "More Americans should travel to Washington DC and see the many homeless US military veterans living on the streets of our capital in plain sight of the callous nitwits on Capitol Hill and the arrogant thugs at the White House. I have seen the lobbyists and power brokers pretend they are not even there but they are everywhere. As if they were leading the world and cannot even lead the District of Columbia out of a basic human need problem." 
Related Article: UN investigator accuses US of neglect of homeless -- A United Nations special investigator who was blocked from visiting the US by the Bush administration has accused the American government of pouring billions of dollars into rescuing banks and big business while treating as "invisible" a deepening homeless crisis.

Colloidal silver better than antibiotics -- Colloidal silver is one of the best natural antibiotics yet discovered in human history. For many health applications, it's safer, cheaper and far more effective than traditional antibiotics. The effectiveness of colloidal silver is such a huge threat to the pharmaceutical industry that the FDA (and even the FTC) has engaged in an all-out assault to threaten and intimidate colloidal silver companies in order to drive them out of business.

Dangerous arms buildup in Arab/Gulf states -- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are leading a drive to upgrade their missile-defense, naval and air forces. The spending offers U.S. and European defense companies such as BAE Systems Plc and Lockheed Martin Corp. as much as $40 billion in sales, mostly in the next two to five years, analysts estimate. Some of these deals may be discussed at the Dubai Air Show starting Nov. 15.

Organic Genetically Modified alternative crops considered (isn't organic GM an oxymoron?) -- Concern was raised over the organic agriculture industry’s ability to cope with the onslaught of climate change while spurning GM technologies, at a high-level debate in the capital last week. A panel of experts discussed the possibilities for organic food to become “more robust” in front an audience including the government’s chief scientific advisor John Beddington, who last month called for GM crops to ensure global food security.

UN food summit fails before it begins -- A UN food summit aimed at helping the one billion people worldwide suffering from hunger has been declared a failure a week before it has even begun.

Brazil moves to place RFID tracking in all vehicles -- Brazil's federal legislature has voted final approval to implement plans for a nationwide automatic vehicle identification system based on the RFID ISO 18000 6C (6C) sticker tags.

McDonalds advertises for staff to work at Guantanamo Bay -- The burger chain is looking to hire an assistant manager for its outlet at the military base on Cuba where the US holds foreign terrorist suspects. The sole McDonald's branch on the communist island has featured in news reports about the controversial prison, with interrogators allegedly buying Big Macs and fries in an attempt to make captives more amenable.

Arthritis drugs pose cancer risk -- The Food and Drug Administration, which urged greater caution with so-called TNF blockers last September, said an analysis of 48 reported cancer cases in children using the drugs "showed an increased risk of cancer, occurring after 30 months of treatment on average."

Learn more about antioxidants -- The anti-prostate cancer effects of pomegranate and its extracts may be related to stopping an enzyme in the liver that processes environmental carcinogens, according to a new study.

Widespread flooding from Hurricane Ida along East Coast -- Coastal flooding, beach erosion, high winds and rain will continue to lash the mid-Atlantic coast today through the start of the weekend before a powerful nor'easter, formerly Hurricane Ida, shifts farther out to sea.

Something cool...Polar bear photographed blowing bubble -- The giant creature performed the stunt in front of onlookers in a glass zoo tunnel in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Peter Schmidt, a retired doctor, took the photograph after spotting the bear in mid-blow.

Health care reform DOA -- "I never thought I'd find myself thanking the women-loathing, Christian fundamentalist-pandering Democrats in Congress for anything, but here it is: Thank you Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich), for your outrageous amendment to the House version of the health insurance reform legislation in Congress, which bars any insurance company in the proposed health insurance exchange from offering a health insurance plan that includes abortion coverage."

Big Pharma deal with White House on course to net industry billions -- The deal struck between the pharmaceutical lobby, the White House and Senate Democrats has drastically improved Big Pharma's expected profits, a private industry report finds.

Vaccines & their hidden effects -- We are taught to believe that untoward reactions to vaccines are rare, and that there has never been a question about the overwhelming success of all vaccines at all times, wherever they have been used.

Oysters to be irradiated -- Calling it a "significant hazard," the Food and Drug Administration is proposing that all raw oysters harvested from the Gulf states undergo processing to kill Vibrio vulnificus, a deadly virus.

VeriChip buys SteelVault -- Changes name to "PositiveID" creating micro implant health record/credit score empire.
Related Article: Microchip implant to link all of your records -- Novartis and Proteus Biomedical are not the only companies hoping to implant microchips into patients so that their pill-popping habits can be monitored. VeriChip of Delray Beach, Fl., has an even bolder idea: an implanted chip that links to an online database containing all your medical records, credit history and your social security ID.

Afghanistan's oil binge: 22 gallons of fuel per soldier per day -- Wanna know why the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are so expensive? Here’s one big reason: The U.S. military consumes 22 gallons of fuel per soldier, per day. And each gallon costs $45 or more to haul to the battlefield.

Vaccine victims blamed for national emergency -- Smoking Guns Indict Murdoch's Media in Deadly Corruption.

Possible deaths in Sweden from H1N1 vaccine -- There are reports from Sweden of possible deaths linked to the H1N1 vaccine; unconfirmed and unwelcome news which will surely complicate the very busy flu season that has descended on most of the northern hemisphere.

Dillsburg, PA earthquake swarm could be record setting -- The recent earthquake swarm in the Dillsburg area could break the record as the longest swarm to date, a panel of local experts told residents Wednesday night. Read More...

Latest Taser is insane...can zap you up to 175' away & keep zapping for 3 minutes -- A new electroshock weapon being developed by Taser could zap people up to 175 feet away — and keep on applying pain for as long as three minutes in a row. Click Here for Taser patent info

World gold supply running out -- Global gold production is in terminal decline despite record prices and Herculean efforts by mining companies to discover fresh sources of ore in remote spots, according to the world's top producer Barrick Gold.

Can houseplants save your life? -- Study shows ornamental indoor plants can effectively remove harmful chemicals from indoor air.

Study links fluoride to premature births -- State University of New York (SUNY) researchers found more premature births in fluoridated than non-fluoridated upstate New York communities, according to a presentation made at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting on November 9, 2009 in Philadelphia.

Today in History THURSDAY - November 12, 2009
1799 - Andrew Ellicott Douglass witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys.
1815 - American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, NY.
1859 - The first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules Leotard at Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France. He was also the designer of the garment that is named after him.
1915 - Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
1921 - Representatives of nine nations gathered for the start of the Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments.
1942 - During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.
1946 - The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL.
1954 - Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.
1964 - Paula Murphy set the female land speed record 226.37 MPH.
1975 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired because of failing health, ending a record 36½-year term.
1979 - U.S. President Carter ordered a halt to all oil imports from Iran in response to 63 Americans being taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 4.
1980 - The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles of Saturn while transmitting data back to Earth.
1987 - The American Medical Association issued a policy statement that said it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive.
1995 - The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir.
1998 - Daimler-Benz completed a merger with Chrysler to form Daimler-Chrysler AG.

DEDICATED TO ALL VETERANS - "Our Sons Who Gave For Thee"! -- by F. Ed Knutson 11-11-2009 - Former US Marine 02-11-1974 thru 02-10-1978
*** Click Here for the Text Version

One world government? World may not be big enough -- The New World Order came into being at 4:25 Tuesday afternoon. It arrived at the Capitol, until that moment the seat of American government, in the form of the stooped and bespectacled figure of Ban Ki-moon, who as U.N. secretary general is the de facto leader of what conspiracy theorists call the One World Government. One floor beneath the Senate chamber, Ban, a South Korean national, took his place behind a lectern bearing the Senate seal and spelled out his demands.

Americans on food stamps tops 36 million, new record -- The number of Americans receiving food stamp assistance soared above 36 million for the first time in August, the eighth month in a row that enrollment set a record, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. USDA said 36.492 million people were receiving food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In July, enrollment stood at 35.851 million. At the current rate, an estimated one in eight Americans receive benefits.

The Associated Press agenda has been attacking natural forms of healing -- Join reader action to educate the Associated Press about natural remedies, alternative medicine. AP's contact info:

Video from Poland: Baxter admit contaminating H1N1 vaccine (Subtitled in English)

Sen Reid puts health care bill on Senate calendar -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) late Tuesday laid the groundwork for the Senate's healthcare reform debate to start next Tuesday. Reid filed a motion to introduce the bill on Monday, Nov. 16. Anticipating a Republican objection, the bill would be pushed onto the Senate calendar.

Chart of the Day: The Dow priced in gold

Obama may be afraid of Blackwater -- Despite news reports that the security contractor formerly known as Blackwater has seen its contracts dry up and its influence wane, the company continues to do brisk business in Iraq and Afghanistan -- and the Obama administration may be too afraid of the firm to do anything about it, says investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill (did you know they guard members of Congress?)

Chicago Mayor Daley blames 2nd amendment for Ft Hood shooting -- On Monday, Chicago Mayor Daley blamed the Ft. Hood Jihad Massacre on America’s love of guns!

Army doctors had warned Hasan was psychotic -- US military doctors had worried that the suspected gunman in the Fort Hood shootings was "psychotic" and unstable but did not seek to sack him, National Public Radio reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed officials.

A morally bankrupt military: when soldiers & their families become expendable -- Tens of thousands of soldiers continue to serve, even being deployed to combat zones like Iraq and/or Afghanistan, despite persistent injuries. According to military records, over 43,000 troops classified as "nondeployable for medical reasons" have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan nevertheless.

Lou Dobbs to Quit CNN -- CNN's Lou Dobbs told viewers on Wednesday that he was quitting his nightly show to pursue new opportunities. "This will be my last broadcast," Dobbs said after giving the day's headlines. Dobbs, who hosts a daily radio show unrelated to CNN, said the network had allowed him to be released early from his contract.

Lack of health care killed 2,266 US veterans last year says study -- The number of US veterans who died in 2008 because they lacked health insurance was 14 times higher than the US military death toll in Afghanistan that year, according to a new study. The analysis produced by two Harvard medical researchers estimates that 2,266 US military veterans under the age of 65 died in 2008 because they lacked health coverage and had reduced access to medical care.

Why are we locking up traumatized veterans for their addictions instead of offering them treatment? -- A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) exposes practices and policies that for decades have unjustly resulted in large numbers of psychically injured and addicted veterans landing in the nation’s prisons and jails.

October was wettest on record in USA -- The USA just slogged through its wettest October on record, the federal government's National Climatic Data Center announced Tuesday.

Latest flu map -- This map is compiled using data from official sources, news reports and user-contributions and updated multiple times per day.

Doctors in England to get bigger bonuses if they meet swine flu jab targets -- Doctors are in line for huge bonuses if large numbers of their patients sign up for swine flu jabs.

Virginia teen ill after flu shot -- A 14-year-old Virginia boy is weak and struggling to walk after coming down with a reported case of Guillain-Barre syndrome within hours after receiving the H1N1 vaccine for swine flu.

WHO appeals to Ukraine for help with hemorrhagic pneumonia -- WHO experts appealed to Ukrainian physicians requested to report positive experiences in treating patients with severe influenza A/H1N1, so it can be used not only in Ukraine but other countries, the WHO European Region.

The cervical cancer vaccine may not work, but broccoli does -- Gardasil, a vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer in women, has recently been the target of debate about its safety and efficacy. While young girls have been dying and key researchers are saying the vaccine doesn't work, there are dozens of studies using natural compounds in broccoli that DO work to not only PREVENT but possibly TREAT cervical cancer as well.

Vegetables provide the best diabetes defense for your baby -- Why do pregnant women crave foods? Ask nutritionists this question, and they'll probably tell you that it's the body's way of telling the mother that it's "craving" a particular vitamin or nutrient. Read More...

OSHA nominee may seek to ban guns as public health threat -- Second Amendment advocates are expressing alarm that the most significant attack on gun rights across the United States in years soon could come in the form of a workplace "safety" regulation under President Obama's nominee to run the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Detox with the ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling -- Oil pulling or oil swishing, in alternative medicine, is a procedure that involves swishing oil in the mouth for oral and systemic health benefits. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita where it is called Kavala Gandoosha / Kavala Graha, and it is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from headache, migraine, diabetes, asthma, skin conditions, allergies, oral bacterial infections, gum problems and more. The practitioner rinses the mouth with approximately one tablespoon of oil (sesame and sunflower oils are the most recommended) for 15−20 minutes on an empty stomach (preferably first thing in the morning, before eating/drinking), then spits it out. Read More...

Survival school: why more Americans are learning to pick locks, bust out of handcuffs and evade surveillance -- Why more Americans are learning to pick locks, bust out of handcuffs, and avoid surveillance.

Tampa police: Marine reservist attacked Greek priest he mistook for terrorist -- The Marine ended up in jail, accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was released Tuesday on $7,500 bail. The Priest ended up at the hospital with stitches. He told the police he didn't want to press charges, espousing biblical forgiveness.

9-11's delayed legacy: cancer for many of the rescuers -- A spate of cancer-related illnesses among New York's rescue services who worked at Ground Zero sparks fear of an epidemic.

Playing with weather stirs debate in China -- Chinese scientists artificially induced the second major snowstorm to wreak havoc in Beijing this season, state media said, reigniting debate over the practice of tinkering with Mother Nature.

Can we manipulate the weather? -- Chinese scientists claim to be able to control the weather. But is so-called geoengineering more than wishful thinking? And, if so, should we be worried?

YouTube: US tested using rain to infect people 15 years ago -- This video gives testimony from POLICE OFFICERS even that a small town in Washington state was used as testing grounds for the military's use of RAIN as a way to vector viruses for a population.

Airport rules changed after Ron Paul aide detained -- An angry aide to Rep. Ron Paul, an iPhone and $4,700 in cash have forced the Transportation Security Administration to quietly issue two new rules telling its airport screeners they can only conduct searches related to airplane safety.

Dollar falls to 15 month low -- The dollar dropped to a new 15-month low as the the euro rose above $1.50 Wednesday morning, even as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner reiterated the administration's stance that a strong dollar is good for the U.S. economy.

Foreclosure filings surpass 300,000 for 8yh straight month -- U.S. foreclosure filings surpassed 300,000 for an eighth straight month as unemployment made it tougher for homeowners to pay their bills, RealtyTrac Inc. said.

7500 trucking jobs lost in October -- Payroll employment among for-hire trucking companies in October dropped 0.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from September levels – slightly more than the decline the month before. 

Airlines, hotels face bleak holidays -- Many travelers plan to take car trips, stay with friends and family and spend less -- bad news for the struggling industries.

The genetic modification of humans on planet earth

Today in History WEDNESDAY - November 11, 2009 - Veterans Day

1620 - The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal laws.
1831 - Nat Turner, a slave and educated minister, was hanged in Jerusalem, VA, after inciting a violent slave uprising.
1851 - The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark.
1868 - The first indoor amateur track and field meet was held by the New York Athletic Club.
1889 - Washington became the 42nd state of the United States.
1918 - World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran's Day in the United States.
1921 - The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
1938 - Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.
1940 - The Jeep made its debut.
1952 - The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA.
1966 - The U.S. launched Gemini 12 from Cape Kennedy, FL. The craft circled the Earth 59 times before returning.
1972 - The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to the South Vietnamese army. The event symbolized the end of direct involvement in the Vietnam War by the U.S. military.
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan accepted the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a gift to the nation from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
1986 - Sperry Rand and Burroughs merged to form "Unisys," becoming the second largest computer company.
1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others were still living in his country voluntarily.
1993 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Women's Memorial was dedicated to honor the more than 11,000 women who had served in the Vietnam War..
1996 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled "The Wall That Heals." The work was a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that would tour communities throughout the United States.

DEDICATED TO ALL VETERANS - "Our Sons Who Gave For Thee"! -- by F. Ed Knutson 11-11-2009 - Former US Marine 02-11-1974 thru 02-10-1978
*** Click Here for the Text Version

Connection to Fort Hood? -- By the 1920’s not only had [clinical hypnotists] learned to apply posthypnotic suggestion, but also had learned to split certain complex individuals into multiple personalities like Jeckyl-Hydes. During World War II, I worked this technique with a vulnerable Marine lieutenant I’ll call Jones. I split his personality into Jones A and Jones B. Jones A, once a “normal” working Marine, became entirely different. He talked communist doctrine and meant it. He was welcomed enthusiastically by communist cells, and was deliberately given a dishonorable discharge by the Corps and became a card-carrying party member. Jones B was the deeper personality, knew all the thoughts of Jones A, was a loyal American and was “imprinted” to say nothing during conscious phases. All I had to do was hypnotize the whole man, get in touch with Jones B, the loyal American, and I had a pipeline straight into the Communist camp. It worked beautifully for months.”

Declassified MK-Ultra Project Documents

Dr. Mehmet Oz found to hold 150,000 option shares in vaccine-related technology company -- Dr. Mehmet Oz is a huge promoter of vaccines. He's been on television reinforcing fear about H1N1 swine flu and telling everyone to get vaccinated. But what he didn't tell his viewing audience is that he holds 150,000 option shares in a vaccine company that could earn him millions of dollars in profits as the stock price rises.

The Dollar Meltdown -- The Dollar Meltdown puts America's decline it into a sweeping context that makes our collective outcome impossible to ignore: Plunging living standards, a steadily eroding currency and massive inflation in a nation that has lost its industrial base. If you think things are bad now, they're only going to get worse.

A wonderful story for Veteran's Day -- A lesson that should be taught in all schools . . And colleges.

Veteran's Day History & other info on vets -- Veterans' statistics, history of the holiday, war poetry, and more.

Navajo Code Talkers to be in NYC Veteran's Day parade -- More than a dozen of the famed Navajo Code Talkers are coming to New York City to take part for the first time in the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade. The American Indians, all Marines, devised an unbreakable code from their ancient language that stymied the Japanese during World War II.

Psychoactives, War, and Covert Operations Timeline by Erowid

First-Hand Account from Ft. Hood

Rupert Murdoch warns he may block Google -- Global media mogul Rupert Murdoch has accused Google of stealing from his News Corp. empire, and warned he may block the search engine from accessing its content.
** Google replies: Keep your stories!

Ex-Astronaut Lisa Nowak Pleads Guilty in Attack on Rival -- Former astronaut Lisa Nowak pleads guilty, gets 1-year probation in attack on romantic rival.

Statin drugs cause muscle damage even after you stop using them -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may cause serious and long-term muscle damage that persists even after the drugs are halted, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Tufts Medical Center and the University of Bern, and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Steroids & statin drugs to treat H1N1? -- Can cheap and readily available treatments like steroids and cholesterol-lowering statin drugs help save the sickest of H1N1 patients? New efforts by researchers in Canada, the United States and France could help answer this pressing question.

H1N1 swine flu vaccine deaths being reported all over Europe -- *In Sweden, there have been over 350 reported serious adverse reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, and there have been five people who have died there after taking the vaccine. Reportedly there is now a media blackout on reporting any additional deaths from the swine flu vaccine as the authorities do not want to discourage people from getting the vaccine. *In Northern Ireland, a 15-year-old boy fell seriously ill and was on the verge of death less than 24 hours after receiving the swine flu vaccine. Read More...

Probiotics found to reduce eczema & skin allergies -- A recent Dutch study gathered over 150 pregnant women with allergic disease histories in their families. During the last six weeks of pregnancy, they were given either three strains of probiotics or an inactive placebo pill. Neither they nor the doctors knew which was which. After those pregnant women gave birth, most of their children were monitored by the Dutch researchers. The children continued to receive probiotics or placebos for 12 months. After three months, the rate of eczema occurring among the probiotic subjects was less than half of those given only placebos.

University backs away from new hire DNA testing as part of background check -- The University of Akron is backing away from a controversial new policy, which appears to be the first in the nation, saying that new hires can be DNA tested as part of a background check.

A collection of videos on genetically modified food

Studies on toxicity of squalene vaccine additive -- SQUALENE REFERENCES.

Wife blames 2006 taser incident for trucker husband's death -- Professional truck driver Larry Works – husband, father and decorated veteran of the Vietnam War – died at home Monday, Nov. 9, after suffering a heart attack. He was 61. Works, a longtime OOIDA member from Holladay, TN, is familiar to many truck drivers after news coverage of a 2006 incident involving an off-duty law enforcement officer at a Missouri truck stop. Officers shot Larry seven times with taser guns by sheriff’s deputies in Newton County, MO, before he was arrested.

Massive blackout in Brazil & Paraguay, tens of millions without power -- A massive blackout plunged tens of millions in Brazil's largest cities into darkness, sparking major disruptions, fears of crime and energy supply concerns Wednesday for the newly named Olympic hosts.

Where will they get the troops to fight these wars? -- As the Obama administration debates whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to Afghanistan, an already overstretched military is increasingly struggling to meet its deployment numbers. Surprisingly, one place it seems to be targeting is military personnel who go absent without leave (AWOL) and then are caught or turn themselves in.

On the lighter side: Pluto: I'm a planet, darn it!!

Blackwater said to pursue bribes to Iraq after 17 died -- Top executives at Blackwater Worldwide authorized secret payments of about $1 million to Iraqi officials that were intended to silence their criticism and buy their support after a September 2007 episode in which Blackwater security guards fatally shot 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad, according to former company officials.

Obama's war & Remembrance Day -- With word being leaked out over the weekend that our Nobel Peacenik President is close to announcing plans to escalate the US troop level in the Afghanistan War by 50%, we are about to have perhaps the ultimate of ironies—a president announcing a big step-up in American war-making on or around November 11, the day known around much of the Western world as Armistice or Remembrance Day.

UK to spy on every phone call, email, web search -- Every phone call, text message, email and website visit made by private citizens is to be stored for a year and will be available for monitoring by government bodies.

Swine flu may be means of political manipulation in Ukraine -- Ukraine may be using the H1N1 virus as a means of political manipulation, said investigative journalist and RT contributor Wayne Madsen.

Florida: Dozens of students given wrong flu shot -- They thought they were getting protected against the swine flu, but dozens of Collier County students were mistakenly given the seasonal flu vaccine instead.

Woman dies of swine flu AFTER getting vaccine -- A 42-year-old Quebec woman has died from complications resulting from the H1N1 virus. It is the third death in the province since September. The woman, who worked at the Monteregie Health and Social Services Centre, died Tuesday night. Public health officials said the woman was not a nurse or front line worker who was in contact with patients. She had also received the H1N1 vaccination on Oct. 29, two days before coming down with symptoms of the flu.

Congressman Brad Sherman admits explosives found in dust of World Trade Center

YouTube: CNBC: Dollar will be utterly destroyed, global currency, new world order -- The dollar will get "utterly destroyed" and become "virtually worthless", said Damon Vickers, chief investment officer of Nine Points Capital Partners. Due to the huge wage disparities between the United States and emerging markets like China, Vickers said that may resolve itself in some type of a global currency crisis.

Credit score don'ts: How to keep your score from dropping -- To Raise Your Credit Score or Keep It High, Avoid These Missteps at All Costs.

Red Light Cameras Again Prove Ineffective and Dangerous: Accidents Increase 133% in Temple Terrace, FL -- Councilman Halloway of Temple Terrace, FL was shocked on Friday to hear that accidents INCREASED at red light camera intersections in his city, according to ABC News.

Justice Dept. asked for news site's visitor lists -- The U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day. The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.

Video: Vaccine cover-up -- "what are you doing to this generation of children" by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The link between birdsong & human language -- "It's very regimentally similar to our syntax," Jin said of the process the finch brain uses to determine what sounds it makes when singing. "Even though we look at [a] primitive species, it can offer insights in to how the human brain works."

Today in History TUESDAY - November 10, 2009
1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783.
The Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.
1801 - The U.S. state of Tennessee outlawed the practice of dueling.
1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
1879 - Western Union and the National Bell Telephone Company reached a settlement over various telephone patents.
1917 - 41 suffragists were arrested in front of the White House.
1919 - The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis, MN.
1951 - Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began when Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, NJ, called his counterpart in Alameda, CA.
1954 - The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, VA.
1975 - The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior.
1980 - CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to pay the cab fare.
1982 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors.
1984 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1988 - The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Texas would be the home of the atom-smashing super-collider. The project was cancelled by a vote of the U.S. Congress in Oct. 1993.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill, which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
1997 - WorldCom Inc. acquired MCI Communication Corporation. It was the largest merger in U.S. history valued at $37 billion.
1998 - At the White House, U.S. Vice President Al Gore unveiled "The Virtual Wall" website ( that enables visitors to experience The Wall through the Internet.


Somali pirates seize weapons ship, attack tanker -- Somali pirates have seized a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo ship loaded with weapons bound for the anarchic Horn of Africa nation in contravention of a U.N. arms embargo, maritime experts said Monday.

Shocking numbers: Real unemployment tops 22% -- The true rate of unemployment for October 2009 may be 22.1 percent, not the 10.2 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports. Unemployment at 22.1 percent, if accurate, would be at numbers not seen since peak unemployment during the 1973 to 1975 recession.

Underground bases -- This is a list of known or suspected U.S. Underground Bases, the purpose of each, how they're set up and any other info known about them.

Ron Paul for President in 2012 -- Website to draft Ron Paul in 2012 - Sign up to pledge your support for Ron Paul.

Investigators descend on small town doctor -- Bukacek, an outspoken critic of President Obama's health-care reforms and president of Montana ProLife Coalition, said the visit last week was the fourth or fifth investigation since last spring. Dr. Annie Bukacek sits behind piles of private patient records that she was required to compile for state and federal investigations into her billing practices for Medicaid reimbursements as well as into her custom of praying with patients.

Aloe Vera; the healthy plant -- Extracts from the aloe vera plant have been used for medicinal purposes in humans for over 2,000 years. Because of the numerous nutrients contained within the leaves of this plant, aloe vera is used today to treat a variety of conditions, either by ingestion or as a topical ointment.

Dean foods pulls bait & switch on "organic" silk soymilk -- Until early 2009, Silk brand soy milk was made using organic soybeans. But earlier this year, Dean Foods (owner of the Silk brand) quietly switched to conventional soybeans, which are often grown with pesticides. But they kept the same UPC barcodes on their products, and they kept the product label virtually the same, only replacing the word "organic" with "natural" in a way that was barely noticeable. They also kept the price the same, charging consumers "organic" prices for a product that was now suddenly made with conventionally-grown soybeans.

How partially hydrogenated oils & trans fast destroy your health -- Of all the poisons in the food supply, trans fats are perhaps the most frequently overlooked. They're hidden in all sorts of foods, from crackers and baked goods to breakfast cereals. And thanks to intentionally deceptive FDA-approved labeling laws, food products that contain sizable amounts of trans fatty acids can still declare "trans fats free" right on their labels (this clever trick involves reducing serving sizes until the trans fat level drops to 0.5 grams per serving, at which point the FDA says companies can just "round down" to zero).

Farmers growing genetically engineered corn break rules -- Corn genetically engineered to resist pests and tolerate herbicides made up 85% of the U.S. corn crop in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But a report by a watchdog group, out today, finds that since 2006, farmers have become increasingly non-compliant with federally-mandated planting requirements designed to keep the popular technology useful in the future.

Remote Eskimo village hit by suspected swine flu -- Suspected swine flu is sweeping a traditional Eskimo whaling village on a remote Alaska island — prompting an urgent medical mission to deliver help.

Summary of recent scientific papers on effects of electromagnetic radiation -- The following information on this website is a quick summary of another twenty papers that have come out over the last few months related to effects of electromagnetic radiation. Some of the papers are notable papers that have been published very recently, others are papers that were published a few months ago that have not yet made it to one of the Science Updates.

Health care bill protects trial lawyers -- Buried in the bowels of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 2,000-page healthcare reform bill is a powerful carrot for states that agree to give up on tort reform – and a stick to wallop those that won’t. Section 2531 of Pelosi’s $1.2 trillion House bill appears to be another example of dangling taxpayer dollars to get states to do what Beltway politicians want.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Why I voted no on health care bill -- instead of working toward the elimination of for-profit insurance, H.R. 3962 would put the government in the role of accelerating the privatization of health care. In H.R. 3962, the government is requiring at least 21 million Americans to buy private health insurance from the very industry that causes costs to be so high, which will result in at least $70 billion in new annual revenue, much of which is coming from taxpayers. This inevitably will lead to even more costs, more subsidies, and higher profits for insurance companies—a bailout under a blue cross. Read More...

Construction unemployment rate is 18.7% -- Construction's unemployment rate climbed again in October, hitting 18.7%, up from 17.1% in September, as the industry lost another 62,000 jobs during the month, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

DHS strikes deal for tribal ID cards (with RFID chips) Tohono O'Odham nation latest to enhanced ID -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has struck a fourth agreement for enhanced tribal identification cards compliant with US travel laws with a Native American tribe, the department announced Tuesday.

161 US airports now have behavior detection officers -- You might not see them, but they're studying you. To identify potentially dangerous individuals, the Transportation Security Administration has stationed specially trained behavior-detection officers at 161 U.S. airports. The officers may be positioned anywhere, from the parking garage to the gate, trying to spot passengers who show an unusual level of nervousness or stress.

Are people wising up? Low turnout in NYC for free flu shots -- the seven clinics across the city were, depending on how you looked at it, puzzlingly underused or puzzlingly over prepared.

Total destruction of lungs in Ukraines H1N1 cases -- Period of time from onset to death averaged from 4 to 7 days. In all patients during a hospital for signs of respiratory insufficiency of various degrees, which quickly rose and manifested accelerated respiration rate, shortness of breath and effectiveness of independent breathing. X-ray studies were performed on 1-2 day hospitalization. Most patients experienced a double-headed particles of lower lung lesion, followed by a trend towards total destruction.
Related Article: Has the H1N1 Swine flu in Ukraine mutated to become more like the 1918 Spanish flu? Victims have total destruction of lungs

Cheerleader that was poisoned by vaccine makes recovery with natural based therapies! -- Desiree Jennings is the 26 year old cheerleader and marathon runner was who severely crippled with a neurological disorder diagnosed as dystonia in the wake of taking the Wonderful Swine Flu vaccine (that government officials and pharmaceutical shills keep telling us is "safe").

Doing Business During H1N1 Pandemic document -- A Toolkit for Organizations of All Sizes.

Pregnancy and the H1N1 flu virus -- As midwives consider the potential impact of the new H1N1 Flu virus on our clients, it serves us well to consider modalities and options for preventative treatment. Although the mainstream is pro-vaccination, there are many varied opinions on the matter to take into account.

Serbia may declare swine flu epidemic, mobilize Army, Police -- The Serbian government may declare a swine flu epidemic after more than 200 people were diagnosed with the disease and seven people died, a step that would allow it to mobilize the army and police to help treat victims. (are we seeing a trend here with all these countries declaring martial law?)

Hospitals keep patients in dark on adverse events -- When hospital patients suffer adverse effects from treatments, they seldom get explanations from medical personnel, even though the disclosure may improve patients' ratings of care, researchers said.

KBR may have poisoned 100,000 people in Iraq -- Defense contractor KBR may have exposed as many as 100,000 people, including US troops, to cancer-causing toxins by burning waste in open-air pits in Iraq, says a series of class-action lawsuits filed against the company. Read More...

The internet as you know it will cease to exist -- Read possible changes.

New Jersey cop assaults TV cameraman -- Caught on Tape: New Jersey Cop Puts TV Photographer in Choke Hold.

Oldest American artifact unearthed -- Archaeologists claim to have found the oldest known artefact in the Americas, a scraper-like tool in an Oregon cave that dates back 14,230 years.

Today in History MONDAY - November 9, 2009
1857 - The "Atlantic Monthly" first appeared on newsstands and featured the first installment of "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
1872 - A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA.
1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign trip by a U.S. president.
1911 - George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs.
1935 - United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.
1961 - Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world record speed of 4,093 mph.
1965 - The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.
1967 - A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.
1984 - A bronze statue titled "Three Servicemen," by Frederick Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
1989 - Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.
1998 - A federal judge in New York approved the richest antitrust settlement in U.S. history. A leading brokerage firm was ordered to pay $1.03 billion to investors who had sued over price-rigging of Nasdaq stocks.

A Couple of Thoughts of the Day from our friend Mike Tawse in the UK -- Your Freedom Belongs To You
* Government For The People?

More bank failures on Friday -- Five banks failed late Friday, bringing the 2009 tally to 120. The biggest to fall was United Commercial Bank of San Francisco followed by United Security Bank of Sparta, Ga., Home Federal Savings Bank of Detroit, Prosperan Bank of Oakdale, MN. and Gateway Bank of St. Louis, Mo.

Some pregnant women fearful of H1N1 vaccine -- Pregnant women are among the groups strongly advised to get the vaccine, but many women are less than thrilled about the idea of getting the shot, reporting concerns about the safety of the vaccine and possible effects for the unborn baby. (Read the comment section and see how many women have miscarried)
Related Article: Shocking H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Stories From Pregnant Women – Tell Your Doctors That Vaccines And Pregnancy Do Not Mix!

Blog website on what is going on in the Ukraine with the pneumonic plague/swine flu -- This Blog is about what is going on in the Ukraine and possibly spreading in the area.

Keep your pet healthy during flu season -- People who think they may have H1N1 flu need to stay away from work, avoid sneezing on their spouses and children and now, they have someone else to worry about infecting too -- their pets.

A a collection of stories related to the Ft Hood incident

Ft Hood & Orlando shooters both linked to psychiatric drug use -- As an army psychiatrist, he was also allowed to prescribe powerful psychiatric drugs to both his patients and himself. Many psychiatrists self-medicate, and Hasan was extremely anxious about the possibility of being sent overseas by the army, according to statements from family members (Reuters, below). Although official confirmation will probably never be made, it seems altogether likely that Hasan was treating himself with powerful psychotropic medications.

Associated Press declares war on alternative medicine -- The Associated Press has declared war on alternative medicine, publishing a series of stories attacking everything from nutritional therapies to bioidentical hormones.

Pneumonic plague drill held in Illinois -- In Lake in the Hills, Illinois, police will conduct a drill to combat a fictitious pneumonic plague on Saturday.

Massive US health care reform bill contributing to deforestation: 1,990 pages and 19.6 pounds of paper -- The U.S. Government Printing Office, has reportedly printed 1,335 copies of the bill, totaling 2.6 million pages of paper. This massive volume of paper required nearly 319 trees to produce.

Confirmed: Buy insurance or go to jail -- A Michigan congressman has released a report from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation confirming that the House Democrats' health-care bill could impose penalties of up to $250,000 in fines and five years in jail for failing to buy the proper insurance coverage.

Deadly mutation predicted: Ukraine under martial law -- Warnings that the H1N1 Swine Flu virus would mutate into a much more deadly strain have come true according to President Victor Yuschenko. The Ukrainian politician, vying for re-election, declared martial law last week in a move that reflects gross negligence and criminal malfeasance, according to intelligence sources provided by American public health expert, Dr. Leonard Horowitz.

Russia ,Belarus & Bulgaria on verge of flu epidemic as Ukraine cases near 1 million -- Last week, samples from patients who had died were sent by the WHO to facilities in the U.K. for analysis. The delay of the release of these results is raising concerns that either the H1N1 swine flu has mutated or that the epidemic in Ukraine is being caused by something else entirely.

Ukraine first and Austria second for martial law? -- The number of police and private security forces patrolling on the streets in Austria has certainly increased dramatically recently. There are even uniformed, private security guards now patrolling Vienna University’s libraries, something totally new. Extra police have been put in the airports and border crossings. The army command structure has been centralized. Special army units based in Korneuburg, the same place where Baxter has its facilities.

Paraguayan president fires military chiefs amid coup rumors -- Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has replaced his military chiefs after making accusations of a coup plot to overthrow his leftist government, officials said Thursday.

Texas voters ok limits on use of eminent domain -- Concerns about privatized toll roads spurred Texas voters to easily approve one proposition on the statewide ballot limiting the government’s eminent domain powers.

What has happened to common sense? -- Remember food fights in school? Used to be the kids would get more...Kids in food fight at Chicago school get arrested. Parents Worry That Criminal Records For Such An Event Will Haunt Students' Futures.

Health benefits of honey & cinnamon -- The health benefits of honey and cinnamon include a strong immune system, digestive system, healthy heart, bones, skin, teeth, and hair, weight loss. It also helps in getting relief from itching, and arthritis. This article covers the health benefits of honey and cinnamon together.

Cilantro helps detox heavy metals -- Heavy metals are extremely toxic to human neurology. Mercury, lead and cadmium all contribute aggressively to the deterioration of neurological function. Fortunately, there's a simple, natural way to detox your body and remove these toxic substances from your tissues. The solution is cilantro. It's that magical-tasting herb often used in Mexican food recipes. As it turns out, cilantro not only taste great, it also binds to heavy metals and helps remove them from your body.

Afghanistan: Time to leave -- Patrick Cockburn, our award-winning reporter who has covered the region for more than 30 years, explains why it is best for the world, and Afghanistan, if our troops are brought home

US troops' continental insignia bears UN colors; indicates advancement of plan to integrate North America -- Troops in the United States' USNORTHCOM ranks appear to have adopted a shoulder patch showing a North American continental design, with an emphasis on United Nations colors, giving evidence of the strength of a plan to integrate North America. The patch reveals the continent of North America in the orange and blue colors typical to the U.N.

Army withholds anti burn panels on Humvees as deaths continue -- Soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan know that the Humvee, despite all the extra armoring added by the Pentagon, remains the most vulnerable vehicle they use.

Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites -- It has been reported that some bases are blocking certain websites. Among those that were repeatedly mentioned as blocked sites are the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), the site for Gary Matsumoto's book Vaccine-A, and vaccine expert Dr. Meryl Nass.

Pennsylvania resurrects plan to toll Interstate 80 -- Pennsylvania re-files application to add tolls to the Interstate 80 freeway to generate $473 million in revenue.

Free book download: "Corruption inside the USDA" -- An insider's report to the American public on : intentional routing of contaminated milk into America's food supply; funding a USDA office via the contaminated milk processor as it supplies infant formula production; associated extraction of dairy farmer money; involved U.S. Department of Agriculture appointees; and evidence held inside the U.S. Department of Justice.

Spokane considers community bill of rights -- Thousands of people voted to protect nine basic rights, ranging from the right of the environment to exist and flourish to the rights of residents to have a locally based economy and to determine the future of their neighborhoods.

45% of Spain's total energy now comes from wind -- Wind energy in Spain reached a new record last night, providing at its peak 45.1% of Spain’s total electricity demand – 2.1% greater than the previous record set in November last year.

Tea farmers struggle for survival in fields of gold -- Tea, coffee, cocoa, cotton and rice prices have all fallen in real terms over the past four decades, plunging 500 million smallholder families deeper into poverty while helping the developed world get richer.

Polish Health Minister, a family doctor, tells Parliament she will not allow use of untested swine flu jabs; reveals secret contracts that violates the law -- The Polish Health Minister Eva Kopacz today told Parliament during a heated debate on the swine flu vaccination that she, as a qualified family doctor with more than 20 year of experience, will not authorise the use of untested vaccines on millions of people in Poland when there is inadequate information about the safety of the jabs. She said the secret contract that the Polish government was supposed to sign with pharmaceutical companies had more than 20 clauses which are against the law.

Today in History FRIDAY - November 6, 2009
1789 - Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States of America.
1832 - Joseph Smith, III, was born. He was the first president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was also the son of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism.
1851 - Charles Henry Dow was born. He was the founder of Dow Jones & Company.
1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth president of the United States.
1861 - Jefferson Davis was elected as the president of the Confederacy in the U.S.
1861 - The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, was born.
1913 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1923 - Jacob Schick was granted a patent for the electric shaver.
1935 - Edwin H. Armstrong announced his development of FM broadcasting.
1952 - The first hydrogen bomb was exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1965 - The Freedom Flights program began which would allow 250,000 Cubans to come to the United States by 1971.
1977 - 39 people were killed when an earthen dam burst, sending a wall of water through the campus of Toccoa Falls Bible College in Georgia.
1983 - U.S. Army choppers dropped hundreds of leaflets over northern and central Grenada. The leaflets urged residents to cooperate in locating any Grenadian army or Cuban resisters to the U.S-led invasion.
1984 - For the first time in 193 years, the New York Stock Exchange remained open during a presidential election day.
1986 - U.S. intelligence sources confirmed a story run by the Lebanese magazine Ash Shiraa that reported the U.S. had been secretly selling arms to Iran in an effort to secure the release of seven American hostages.
1989 - In the hopes of freeing U.S. hostages held in Iran, the U.S. announced that it would unfreeze $567 million in Iranian assets that had been held since 1979.
1991 - Kuwait celebrated the dousing of the last of the oil fires ignited by Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.
2001 - In Madrid, Spain, a car bomb injured about 60 people. The bomb was blamed on Basque separatists.

URGENT!! Foreclosure Scam coming apart in mainstream courts! -- Supporting, Informing & Connecting People in Foreclosure! - More Helpful Links

RESCUE GROUPS THAT CAN HELP THESE BEAUTIFUL DOGS IN Seneca, MO (S. West MISSOURI ) -- This is a remote shelter that rarely gets any notice or help for the animals!!! Please help!  The contact person is: Chalice Zuvekas - Seneca, Missouri - 

Parents: Send this note to your school principal to protect your child from swine flu vaccinations -- After reading about the forced vaccination of a Brooklyn schoolgirl who ended up in the hospital, many parents are concerned about how they might protect their own children from school-based vaccination schemes.

Suspect Arrested in Milwaukee Theft of Flu Vaccine -- Suspect arrested after truck carrying 900 doses of swine flu vaccine is stolen in Milwaukee.

Army: Ft Hood shooting suspect is alive -- The suspected shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was on a ventilator and unconscious in a hospital after being shot four times during the shootings at the Army’s sprawling Fort Hood, post officials said. In the early chaos after the shootings, authorities believed they had killed him, only to discover later that he had survived.
Related Articles:
 * 1 shooter dead, 2 in custody at Fort Hood mass shooting -- Officials at Fort Hood confirmed that more than one shooter fired shots into the Soldiers     Readiness Processing Center and Howze Theater on Fort Hood, killing 12 and 31 wounded. The suspect that was confirmed dead has been identified at Major Malik Nadal Hasan. (Now they are reporting the shooter is alive.....confirmed dead then now mysteriously alive....hmmmmmm)!
* Troubling portrait emerges of Ft Hood suspect -- There are many unknowns about Nidal Malik Hasan, the man authorities say is responsible for the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base. Most of all, his motive. But details of his life and mindset, emerging from official sources and personal acquaintances, are troubling.
 * Army post shooting leaves 13 dead -- Military officials were starting Friday to piece together what may have pushed an Army psychiatrist trained to help soldiers in distress to turn on his comrades in a shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounded 30 in Texas.
 * Ft Hood shooter had said Muslims should rise up -- Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 11 people before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims should "rise up" and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said.
 * VIDEO: Defense Dept video shows aftermath of Ft Hood shooting
 * Ft. Hood Shooter Graduated from Virginia Tech -- The gunman that allegedly opened fire at a U.S. Army base at one point lived in Vinton and graduated from Virginia Tech, according to Roanoke Times archives.

How often do soldiers kill soldiers? -- Military officials say the shootings at Fort Hood were an 'isolated incident.' But the stress of repeated wartime deployments has led to several such incidents in recent years.

Chairman of Navy Joint Chiefs calls for better mental health programs for troops -- The military’s top officer today urged mental health providers to demonstrate leadership in developing effective programs to treat wounded warriors.

US generals and soldiers flood Israel for one of the largest joint land exercises ever held between the two nations -- Dubbed "Juniper Cobra," the exercise, which is held every year, but never before on such a large scale, is scheduled to last three weeks.

Pomegranate extracts treat diseases of inflammation -- Emerging research continues to strengthen the evidence that pomegranate extracts can be used to treat chronic inflammation, and the diseases that go along with it.

Tai Chi shows promise for arthritis of the knee -- The traditional Chinese exercise of Tai Chi can relieve the pain of arthritis of the knee, according to a new study. After a 12-week course of Tai Chi, people also had less difficulty with everyday tasks such as using the stairs.

WHO warns countries not to underestimate pandemic virus -- An official from the World Health Organization (WHO) today said he expects serious cases and deaths as pandemic flu activity picks up in the Northern Hemisphere, and he warned people not to underestimate the virus, even though illnesses are often mild. (Nina's comment: Yes, because we need to sell all those vaccines nobody wants)

WHO says H1N1 in virtually every country in the world -- Pandemic H1N1 influenza is now in virtually every country in the world, and health officials are bracing for an upsurge in cases as winter sets in, World Health Organization officials said this morning.

Defense Dept. receives first H1N1 vaccine shipments -- The Defense Department has started receiving H1N1 vaccines and will begin distributing doses in the coming weeks. The Health and Human Services Department is distributing the vaccines, manufactured by four producers, to the department. Because rates of production vary among the manufacturers, supplies are expected to be limited initially, but to increase over time, said Ellen P. Embrey, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

US Census & GPS mapping-Big Brother at your door -- A great deal of speculation has taken place about the small army of census takers that has been reported GPS mapping individual buildings and residences across the country. A recently discovered UN document reveals the reasons behind this development. Read More...

How much radiation does your cell phone emit -- Check out the list of phones and their levels of radiation.

Dutch pull Pfizer vaccine after infants die -- Dutch authorities say they have banned use of a batch of Pfizer's Prevenar, or Prevnar, after three infants died within two weeks of receiving the anti-infection vaccination. 110,000 doses of anti-infection drug Prevenar quarantined after deaths!

Byetta diabetes drug recalled for risk of kidney failure -- The FDA has announced labeling changes on the diabetes drug BYETTA (exenatide). The revisions will warn doctors and patients of the risk of kidney failure and renal insufficiency when taking the medication. So far there have been at least four reported deaths from kidney failure associated with BYETTA use.

YouTube: World Trade Center on 9-11: Hear the explosions for yourself -- Various visual and audio recordings of explosion and rumble sounds in the vicinity of the WTC World Trade Center on 9/11 2001.

UK: Brave smiles and heartbroken applause as widow of bomb disposal hero killed in Afghanistan welcomes her husband home -- Christina Smith applauded as a hearse bearing her husband's coffin was driven through the streets of Wootton Bassett.  A Must Read!!  (Thanks Karen)!!

Taxpayers swarm Capitol to protest Obamacare -- 10,000 chant to Congress: 'Hands off our health care' and 'Kill the bill'

Ukrainian President's address to the people on the occasion of the flu epidemic -- This comes from the Press office of President Victor Yushchenko.

Ukrainian presidential candidate says flu epidemic in Ukraine used to distract the public from real problems -- The Ukrainian authorities are using hysteria over the flu outbreak in the country in order to distract the attention of citizens from economic and social problems, presidential candidate Sergiy Tigipko has said.

FDA advisory committee on vaccines & related biological products-transcript of discussion on whether unlicensed adjuvants should be added to vaccines -- Discussion of Clinical Trials to Support Use of Vaccines Against the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus. Agenda Item: Call to Order and Opening Remarks.

Swine flu outbreak in Ukraine sparks mutation fears -- British scientists are examining samples of a strain of swine flu behind a deadly Ukrainian outbreak to determine whether the virus has mutated.

Beijing gives frosty reception to man made snowstorm -- Government scientists in Beijing have been pilloried for inducing a recent heavy snow fall that jammed traffic, delayed air travel and left city residents shivering, state media said Wednesday.

Something Fun: World's largest tree house -- Think you had the world’s greatest tree house as a kid? Well this guy’s got you beat. A Must See!

Kansas, Oklahoma conduct joint livestock disease drill -- Officials work to prevent foot-and-mouth disease from contaminating U.S. herds.

Pumpkin skin may scare away germs -- The skin of that pumpkin you carve into a Jack-o'-Lantern to scare away ghosts and goblins on Halloween contains a substance that could put a scare into microbes that cause millions of cases of yeast infections in adults and infants each year.

The role of gold in the world's monetary system -- What Is India and China Doing That Malaysia Has Neglected To Do?

9 million Afghans living on less than a dollar a day -- The average per capita monthly expenditure of nine million Afghans is less than 66 US cents a day, and millions of other Afghans spend about $42 a month, according to a summary of Afghanistan’s new National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA).

Inside the Army's far out acid tests -- Dropping acid to boost the Pentagon’s psychic powers was just the start. The Men Who Stare At Goats, the upcoming movie based on Jon Ronson’s non-fiction book of the same name, has George Clooney and Jeff Bridges in a bizarre military research project involving astral projection, remote viewing, and LSD. But for the real dope on the Army’s narcotics and psychedelics tests, you have to turn to Dr. James S. Ketchum, who wrote a firsthand account of the military’s trials with these “incapacitating chemical agents.” Read More...

Craigslist founder to work with VA -- The founder of Craigslist will join a panel of judges who'll review ideas on how to improve processing times for veterans’ disability claims, the Veterans Affairs Department has announced.

Dutch barter system challenges bankers -- Anthony Migchels is the initiator of the "Gelre," the first Regional Currency in the Netherlands. His organization is a foundation, not for profit, not a company, because he believes credit should be a public facility, serving the people that actually OWN the credit, instead of milking them dry with what is rightfully theirs. The Gelre foundation is run by a board of three.

Today in History THURSDAY - November 5, 2009  (Remember, remember the 5th of November)
1605 - The "Gunpowder Plot" attempted by Guy Fawkes failed when he was captured before he could blow up the English Parliament. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated every November 5th in Britain to celebrate his failure to blow up all the members of Parliament and King James I.
1844 - In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract operation at the Zoological Garden.
1872 - In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential election. She never paid the fine.
1895 - George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years later.
1935 - The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers Company.
1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office.
1946 - John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 29.
1963 - Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.
1974 - Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut. She was the first woman in the U.S. to win a governorship without succeeding her husband.
1986 - The White House reaffirmed the U.S. ban on the sale of weapons to Iran.
1998 - Scientists published a genetic study that showed strong evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child (Eston Hemings) of his slave, Sally Hemings. (for more information)
1994 - Former U.S. President Reagan announced that he had Alzheimer's disease.
1998 - In the U.S., Chairman Henry Hyde of the Judiciary Committee asked President Clinton to answer 81 questions for the House impeachment inquiry.
1999 - U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft Corp. enjoyed "monopoly power".

5:30 PM: BREAKING NEWS: 12 dead, 31 injured in shootings at Fort Hood

Swine/Tamiflu Vaccines: Side effects suicidal thoughts, thinking of stabbing myself with knives -- Read some of the side effects being reported...feelings of stabbing oneself, Violent uncontrollable dry heaving and severe nausea, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, disorientated, anxiety, more!

Thought for the day from our friend Mike Tawse in the UK -- To Overcome Limitations… First, Accept more! Be sure to check out his other websites, especially My Serrapeptase Adventure located at:

Update on Ukraine flu -- In last 24 hours, an unknown virus (presumed pneumonic plague) infected another 37 thousand and killed 12 more people. The authorities deny that this is pneumonic plague, and insist that people die from influenza, pneumonia and ARI.

US Newsmen Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs Targeted By Assassins??? -- This is being reported by Sorcha Faal. Disturbing FSB reports circulating in the Kremlin today are warning that a putsch against dissident newsman in the United States has begun and has targeted two of their right-wings top television journalists, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs. HOWEVER... Glenn Beck's website states: Glenn out with appendicitis.

Detroit Imam says Abdullah killing 'pre-arranged' -- After a prayer's leader was killed during an alleged shootout with federal agents in the US, another mosque leader in the city of Detroit says his killing was pre-arranged. Over one thousand American Muslims gathered in the city of Detroit on Sunday to mourn the prayers leader.

Ohio farmer cited for washing vegetables sold at farmer's market! -- The Ohio Department of Health/Department of Agriculture has issued a Notice of Violation to a farmer at a farmers market in Lake County on 7/8/09. According to the notice, it is a violation to offer cleaned and rinsed “lettuce and mixed greens” in a package at a farmers market. Related Article: More on closing farmer's markets stands in Ohio -- "A Connecticut state health department closed an entire 200-year old farmers market. There is more to come. I figured this
would happen, especially with Ohio’s new rules, which mimic UN/USDA/HHS plans."

Cat in Iowa had H1N1: may be first case in dogs or cats -- U.S. Department of Agriculture labs seen in Ames, Iowa. CAPTIONBy Charlie Neibergall, APThe U.S. Department of Agriculture and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine confirmed that a 13-year-old cat whose owners had experienced flu-like symptoms contracted H1N1 (swine) flu.

Veterinarians warn of highly contagious dog flu -- Sporadic outbreaks of a virus called H3N8, or canine influenza, have veterinarians on alert and recommending vaccinations for certain dogs.
Dog Flu: Symptoms, Treatments and More -- But in 2004, researchers looking at unexplained deaths of greyhounds at dog racing tracks discovered a new influenza virus that can infect dogs. Since then, the virus has been found in 30 states and Washington D.C., said Cynda Crawford, an assistant professor of shelter medicine at the University of Florida, who first found the flu virus. Now it's another thing dog owners need to be aware of, she said.

Commercial pigs in Indiana test positive for H1N1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for swine flu, making it the first time the virus has been found in such hogs.

Remote Amazon tribe hit by swine flu!?! -- Swine flu has hit an isolated tribe of Indians in the Amazon jungle, with seven dying in the last two weeks, Survival International said on Wednesday.

H1N1 vaccine shortage fabricated to increase demand? -- There's a fascinating book by author Robert Cialdini called Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion. As someone who frequently writes about Big Pharma's social engineering tactics, I've read and studied many of these tactics, noting carefully how governments and Big Business use them to wage disinformation campaigns against the People.

WHO targets hemorrhagic H1N1 cases in Ukraine -- As the WHO update clearly states, the dominant influenza circulating worldwide is swine H1N1 and it is assumed that most cases in the Ukraine (see map) are swine H1N1.

Ukraine flu case double in 2 days to 478,000 -- The numbers on this website are from the latest update from Ukraine. The number of infected patients has almost doubled to just under ½ million, compared to the report two days ago (see map).

Photo enforcement defeated at the ballot box in Texas, Ohio -- Voters in College Station, Texas as well as Chillicothe and Heath, Ohio vote to ban automated ticketing machines.

Capitol to be filled with livid Americans -- Citizens return to D.C. to warn Congress, 'Keep your hands off my health care'. A group of legislators led by Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., will be holding an emergency town-hall meeting outside the Capitol at noon to protest the health-care bill set to hit the House floor. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated that a vote on the bill could take place as soon as Thursday. Bachmann told WND she is urging citizens to come to Washington and "pay an emergency House call to Congress."

Afghanistan flu cases quadruple in 2 days -- The number of Afghans infected by the deadly H1N1 virus has more than quadrupled in two days, a health ministry official said on Wednesday.

First Lady requires more than 20 attendants (with nice salaries & benefits) -- Update: First Lady Now Requires 26 Servants. See the bill paid to these assorted attendants.

Research shows antioxidants beneficial in flu treatment -- Every time I hear of a death related to the respiratory problems associated with the current flu situation I ask "Why aren't these doctors using key supplements known to heal you from viruses, especially vitamin A for people getting the bacterial pneumonia?" Well it seems while not high dose vitamin C or high dose vitamin A along with vitamin D, some researcher are seeing the light on the benfit of antioxidants for people with flu, and consider it for other viral maladies as well.

Johnson & Johnson draws heat for drug kickbacks -- A $112 million settlement involving alleged drug kickbacks that the Justice Dept. announced with the nation's largest nursing home pharmacy and a generic drug manufacturer on Nov. 3 is part of a wide-ranging investigation of suspected Medicaid fraud by the pharmaceutical industry. Critics say the continuing probe, which involves Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and other major drugmakers, highlights what they describe as an industry practice of paying money to outfits that provide drugs to consumers, in return for preferential treatment.
Related Article: Johnson & Johnson cutting up to 7% of jobs -- Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it plans to take a fourth-quarter restructuring charge of about $1.2 billion as part of a cost-cutting program to reduce its global work force by 6% to 7%.

Chinese herbs may prevent diabetes in high risk people -- Type 2 diabetes is an international epidemic and 380 million people throughout the world are expected to develop the condition by 2025. The vast majority of the time, pre-diabetes (also called impaired glucose tolerance or IGT), which is marked by higher than normal blood sugar levels, develops before full-blown diabetes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about 57 million Americans -- which translates to one in four U.S. adults age 20 or older -- already have IGT. Simply put, these are cases of type 2 diabetes waiting to happen.

Burn pit legislation signed into law to protect our troops in Iraq & Afghanistan -- President Barack Obama recently signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions authored by U.S. Representative Tim Bishop of Southampton to protect the thousands of troops exposed to open, toxic burn pits used in Iraq and Afghanistan.

California toll road admits penalties were unconstitutional -- California motorists hit with massive fines for minor, alleged toll infractions won a settlement last month from the Orange County Transportation Agency (OCTA) and Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA). The toll road operating entities agreed to pay $1.4 million in restitution and waive $41 million in unpaid toll penalties after admitting the fines were "excessive" and that the denial of due process to the accused was "unconstitutional."

Blackwater arrives in Pakistan -- The foreigners affiliated with the notorious private military contractor Blackwater, whose security company Blackwater was later renamed as Xe Services LLC, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday through a PIA flight, sources told TheNation.

Top 10 weirdest CIA programs -- From spy cats to psychic hippies, the read the ten of the weirdest spy programs the government has proposed and funded over the years.

Smoke medical marijuana, lose your gun rights? -- The right of Oregonians to use marijuana for medical reasons and also to obtain concealed handgun permits is being challenged by local sheriffs who say federal law prevents those people from packing heat.

The monster devouring us: Even the men who created the Internet are beginning to fear it's power to destroy our freedom -- Yes...This is becoming a world in which you are constantly worried about who is reading your emails and analysing your phone calls.

Spanish doctor reveals important information about swine flu -- A doctor physician specializing in internal medicine explains the consequences of the declaration of a PANDEMIC, the political consequences from this declaration and makes a proposal to keep calm. She calls for an urgent activation of all legal mechanism and the participation of all citizens in this matter.

Obama creates 640,329 jobs at a cost of $323,739.83 per job -- The US economic stimulus programme has directly created or saved 640,000 jobs so far, the White House said on Friday as it battled to find ways to show that its $787bn package was working, despite persistently high unemployment.

Secret copyright treaty's bad, very bad -- The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama’s administration refused to disclose due to “national security” concerns, has leaked. It’s bad. Read what it says.

Giant crack in Africa will create a new ocean -- A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will likely become a new ocean eventually, researchers now confirm.

Today in History November 4, 2009
1842 - Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, IL.
1846 - The patent for the artificial leg is granted to Benjamin Palmer.
1880 - James and John Ritty patented the first cash register.
1924 - Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected America's first woman governor so she could serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.
1939 - During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents.
1939 - At the 40th National Automobile Show the first air-conditioned car was put on display.
1965 - Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to exceed 300 mph when she went 308.5 mph.
1979 - Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.
1985 - Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko announced he was returning to the Soviet Union. He had charged that he had been kidnapped by the CIA.
1991 - Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, CA. The dedication ceremony was attended by President Bush and former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon. It was the 1st gathering of 5 U.S. chief executives.
1999 - The United Nations imposed economic sanctions against the Taliban that controlled most of Afghanistan. The sanctions were imposed because the Taliban had refused to turn over Osama bin Laden, who had been charged with masterminding the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Libertarian 9/11 truth leader Jim Duensing shot in the back by cops -- Jim Duensing, 2008 Congressional candidate and founder of the Libertarian 9/11 truth caucus Libertarians for Justice, is in critical condition after being repeatedly shot in the back and arm by a Las Vegas cop. Our prayers go out to Jim, who is recovering with his wife in the hospital and thankfully is expected to survive.

Brasscheck TV: How the US military poisons its own troops -- Pentagon resumes experimental vaccine testing on US troops.
(This is a clip from Beyond Treason)

Massachusetts pandemic bill nears passage -- The Massachusetts House has overwhelmingly approved an effort giving public health officials the power to isolate individuals and order quarantines to contain the outbreak of serious contagious diseases. The bill – S2028 – is designed to protect public health in case of a variety of possible emergencies, including natural disasters, chemical spills, bioterrorist attacks and infectious diseases. The H1N1 virus, or swine flu, is covered under infectious diseases.

Government appoints task force to handle swine flu propaganda -- The U.S. government has appointed what the media is ludicrously billing as an “independent” group of health advisors whose job it will be to whitewash adverse reactions to the swine flu vaccine and “explain” them to the public as mere coincidence.

CFR recording suggests creating false scarcity to drive up demand for H1N1 vaccine -- A recording of a recent Council On Foreign Relations symposium reveals attendees discussing ways and means of getting the public to take the H1N1 flu vaccine in spite of the mass resistance that has arisen due to questions over it’s safety.

Swine flu or worse? The debate on what the heck is going on in the Ukraine rages on -- At this hour a team of experts from the World Health Organization is on the ground in Ukraine, but the search for solid answers about what in the world is going on there has not made much progress.

Online coupon site -- List of stores with discount codes.

Can marijuana help kids with autism? -- As the mother of an autistic child, Marie Myung-Ok Lee is navigating uncharted territory as she struggles to manage her son's condition. She has bravely come forward to share her son's battle with this mysterious disorder, and to discuss how medical marijuana has brought them both back from the brink of despair.

FDA hid research that damned Aspartame -- Fatal Studies Should Have Blocked NutraSweet Approval.

Author says G20 meeting in Scotland this week about dumping US dollar -- Best-selling author Daniel Estulin states that the key issue to be discussed this week at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, being held in St. Andrews, Scotland, is how to bring down the present world financial system through dumping the US dollar.

Layoffs, bankruptcies & business closings for the month of October -- Your source for daily job news regarding layoffs, bankrupcy's and closings.

It's time to bring back the BBS network-bypass the internet -- Before the World Wide Web (WWW) came into its own in the latter 1990’s, the BBS or Bulletin Board System was the popular means of communicating by computer. Read More...

Copy of consent form issued by GSK before taking flu vaccine -- This form is to be filled in by candidates for vaccination prior to the administration of
the Pandemrix (GSK) vaccine against influenza A/H1N1. Two copies are to be signed, one to be retained by the doctor.

The silence about vaccine deaths in media is due to confidential contracts with the vaccine makers -- If you are to receive the "Pandremix" against the benign “new-type” H1N1-flu this season, we recommend that you first learn about the possible side effects, as GSK asked their own employees to sign an "informed consent form" before receiving the vaccine.

Swine flu scare tightens borders around Ukraine -- Russia and Slovakia tightened their borders with Ukraine on Tuesday as the World Health Organization began investigating a suspected swine flu outbreak.

Consumer goods made with radioactive metals -- A lack of regulatory oversight has led to massive quantities of radioactive metal entering the U.S. raw materials supply, meaning that many consumer products may expose users to dangerous levels of radiation, a Scripps Howard News Service investigation has found.
Parents: send this note to your school principal to protect your child from swine flu vaccines -- After reading about the forced vaccination of a Brooklyn schoolgirl who ended up in the hospital, many parents are concerned about how they might protect their own children from school-based vaccination schemes.

Companies are cashing in in swine flu -- Business is booming for shady internet pharmacies peddling fake vaccines. Be especially wary of unauthorized versions of Tamiflu. The real swine flu vaccine can be sold only through doctors.

Swine flu causes brawl on NY Subway -- Fight heats up on subway between two women because one did not cover her mouth while coughing.

Chinese drywall studies released by various agencies -- The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received thousands of reports involving corroding metal components in houses built using Chinese drywall materials. The Chinese Drywall complaints and reports come from 30 US States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Obama election defeat termed 'astonishing' -- The Obama freight train that has been steamrolling American politics ever since his election one year ago ran squarely into a political brick wall Tuesday night, as Democrats suffered stunning setbacks in the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races.

Honolulu symphony may file for bankruptcy this week -- The Honolulu Symphony may file for bankruptcy protection as early as tomorrow, according to people familiar with the situation.

Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire -- Al Gore, the former US vice president, could become the world's first carbon billionaire after investing heavily in green energy companies.

Sustainably grown garlic! -- Fueled by factors including the growth of the "local foods" movement, interest in world cuisines, and widespread reports touting its numerous health benefits, demand for high-quality, locally grown garlic is increasing throughout the U.S. (plant garlic in the fall!)

TV exposure may be associated with aggressive behavior in young children -- Three-year-old children who are exposed to more TV appear to be at an increased risk for exhibiting aggressive behavior, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Maryland cities create school zones for speed camera use -- Baltimore and New Carrollton, Maryland create new school zones in areas that have no children for the purpose of installing speed cameras.
Related Article:
Stop big brother Maryland website -- Welcome to Maryland! Smile, Big Brother is Watching You!top big brother Maryland website -- Welcome to Maryland! Smile, Big Brother is Watching You!

Website to bypass other website registrations -- You're browsing the web and you click a link to an article on a site (let's say but instead of getting the article you get a screen asking you to login or register. Infuriated at the idea of pointlessly registering for yet another site you turn to your good buddy Read More...

Today in History November 3, 2009
1507 - Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa.
1631 - The Reverend John Eliot arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the first Protestant minister to dedicate himself to the conversion of Native Americans to Christianity.
1793 - Stephen F. Austin was born. He was the principle founder of Texas.
1796 - John Adams was elected the 2nd U.S. President.
1839 - The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted.
1892 - The first automatic telephone went into service at LaPorte, IN. The device was invented by Almon Strowger.
1900 - The first automobile show in the United States opened at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1952 - Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time in a supermarket in Chester, NY.
1957 - Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and was the first to put an animal into space, a dog named Laika.
1973 - The U.S. launched the Mariner 10 spacecraft. On March 29, 1974 it became the first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury.
1992 - Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator.
1995 - U.S. President Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
1998 - A state-run newspaper in Iraq urged the country to prepare for to battle "the U.S. monster."
1998 - Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor.

NAU-USANORTH Logo -- Orange and BLue military logo!!!!!!!!!!

Drones: Unmanned aircraft technology improved to better track militants -- Like the Reaper and its earlier counterpart, the Predator, the newest technology program has been given a fearsome name: the Gorgon Stare, named for the mythological creature that turns unwitting victims to stone. Predators and other unmanned aircraft have just revolutionized our ability to provide a constant stare against our enemy," said a senior military official who like others spoke on condition of anonymity when discussing the uses and capabilities of the system. "The next sensors, mark my words, are going to be equally revolutionary."

Novartis A(H1N1) Pandemic Influenza vaccine Focetria® receives positive opinion from CHMP -- Contains SQUALENE and MERCURY!!

BrassCheck TV: Doctors speak out about the H1N1 Vaccine -- If you or a loved one are crippled by this vaccine, you will shoulder the burden yourself. The pharmaceutical companies and the government have exempted themselves from all liability.

Audit warns KBR to cut number of employees in Iraq -- Pentagon auditors are warning the Army's primary support contractor in Iraq, responsible for everything from mail and laundry to housing and meals, to cut its work force there or face nearly $200 million in penalties for keeping thousands too many on the payroll.

Soldiers Nearly Killed with Military's Bioterrorism Vaccine -- Approximately 200 soldiers have suffered from serious and even life-threatening complications from the government -mandated smallpox vaccine, and one has even died.

How processed junk food diet can give you depression -- Those who regularly eat high-fat foods, processed meals, desserts and sweets are almost 60 per cent more likely to suffer depression than those who choose fruit, vegetables and fish.

New concerns raised over blacktop sealant runoff -- A long-standing ritual of homeowners - sealing their blacktop driveways - is getting new scrutiny from the state of Minnesota because sealant from driveways and parking lots may be washing off into ponds and streams as hazardous waste.

Influenza or pneumonic plague-situation getting worse in Ukraine -- Ukrainian News Agency "Fraza" reported that, according to informed sources, "it has been confirmed 100 % Pneumonic Plague in Ukraine".

Ukraine says it's not swine flu -- There is no epidemic of swine flu in Ukraine, told the chief sanitary doctor Oleksander Bilovol in the air of ICTV TV channel. According to him, "the epidemic of influenza and acute respiratory disease is observed in the western regions. Especially in 11 regions, where the threshold is exceed almost by 15 percents, - said the chief sanitary doctor. - In other regions, there are indexes which were in 2007-2008" , - said Oleksander Bilovol.

Panic in Ukraine-Authorities deny aircraft are spraying aerosols over cities - martial law expected -- The office of Emergency Response in the district of Desniansko, Kiev, are tonight (30th Oct.) strongly refuting reports that light aircraft were spraying a substance over the city intended to counter a “swine flu pandemic” in Ukraine.

Switzerland forbids swine flu vaccine for pregnant women, young & old people -- Swissmedic, the authority in Switzerland that gives permission for the use of drugs, today announced that the "swine flu" vaccine Pandemrix will not be allowed to be injected into pregnant women, children or young adults (below 18 years of age) or elderly (above 60 years of age).

While here they want to give 2 doses to kids and pregnant women -- Interim clinical trial findings announced today affirm that children younger than 10 need two pandemic H1N1 vaccine doses, and initial findings in pregnant women reveal no safety concerns and a need for only one dose.

Maryland Governor has broad powers in event of H1N1 crisis; professors say could choke civil rights -- Quarantine, forced vaccination and martial law are just a few of the options available to Gov. Martin O’Malley should the H1N1 virus spread uncontrollably, according to professors who talked Wednesday about the civil rights problems an outbreak could create.

20 reasons why Vitamin D is better than a swine flu vaccine -- The news is out: Vitamin D is better than the swine flu vaccine at halting H1N1 infections. In fact, without vitamin D, chances are that a vaccine won't generate much of an immune response in the first place. Read The Reasons...

Can charcoal fight heart disease in kidney patients? -- Charcoal may provide a new approach to managing the high rate of heart disease in patients with advanced kidney disease, according to preliminary research being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, CA.

Obama pulls plug on North American Union/SPP? -- "The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP-"North American Union") is no longer an active initiative. There will not be any updates to this site."

Illinois soybean, corn harvests at record lows -- Illinois soybean and corn levels are at their lowest levels in four decades because of the state's record rainfall, according to the Illinois Agriculture Department's statistics.

Alabama's crops in trouble -- Large amounts of rain during September and October have degraded various crops and caused poor harvesting conditions, which caused the harvest to be behind schedule by around 4 - 6 weeks.

Iowa facing latest corn harvest in decades -- Farmers in Iowa are facing the latest corn harvest to occur in the state in 42 years, a climate expert said State Climatologist Harry Hillaker said the late harvest, caused by heavy rains, raises concerns for corn farmers because crops become more vulnerable the longer they remain in the fields, The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reported Friday.

Stupid news - Kellogg's claims sugary Cocoa Krispies can boost your child's immunity

Chinese chicken-which fast food restaurant may serve you this scary import? -- Now that a 2004 ban on chicken imported from China has been lifted, it could be awfully tempting for some of America's favorite fast-food chains to buy the cheap meat. We asked seven of the biggest fast food chains in the U.S. whether they would buy the chicken when it becomes available. Three said they will only buy American chicken. Three would not say what they'll do. And one, a very big one, left the door wide open.

EPA's secret plan to raise public radiation exposure levels challenged -- Public employees have filed a lawsuit demanding documents related to the U.S. EPA's plans made "in secrecy" to allow public exposure to increased levels of radioactivity following nuclear accidents or attacks.

Unanticipated long term consequences of nuclear waste from bomb making -- Radioactive debris has been found in canyons that drain into the Rio Grande, but officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory say there's no health risk.

Ukraine mystery outbreak sparks WHO concern as illness spreads -- The World Health Organization sent a team of experts to Ukraine today to investigate an outbreak of respiratory disease that’s sickened a quarter of a million people and left pharmacies without masks or flu remedies.

City of Boston gives flu tracking a shot in the arm -- Barcode system improves outbreak readiness.

2 ALS cases may be linked to Gardisil vaccine -- Researchers Believe Cervical Cancer Vaccine Could Be Linked to Cases of Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Dallas police enforce all laws, even ones that don't exist -- 39 drivers ticketed for not speaking English.

Girl mistakenly given Swine flu vaccine goes to ER -- Now it turns out that one of the public school students given the swine flu vaccine without parental consent had to go to the emergency room after getting sick.

15 remarkable animals that use tools -- Even insects use tools, especially social insects such as ants and wasps. Read More...

Psychic computer shows your thoughts on screen -- Scientists have discovered how to “read” minds by scanning brain activity and reproducing images of what people are seeing — or even remembering.

Delaware beats Switzerland as most secretive financial center -- Move over Switzerland. The tiny state of Delaware beats the Alpine country in a contest for the most secretive financial jurisdiction, a tax justice rights group said on Saturday.

Americans get together in hunt for bargains -- Six hundred people rushed to buy half-price entry to the Botanical Gardens in New York this week. In San Francisco, 760 bagel-lovers signed up for a dozen at a cutprice $5 (£3) from the House of Bagels.

Lawsuit probes use of psychologists in terror war -- The state board responsible for licensing - and disciplining - psychologists in Louisiana is accused of turning a blind eye to serious allegations of abuse against one of its members, including complicity in beatings, religious and sexual humiliation, rape threats and painful body positions during his service as a senior advisor on interrogations for the U.S. military in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib.

Inside one of the world's largest data centers -- On the outside, Microsoft's massive new data center resembles the other buildings in the industrial area. Even the inside of the building doesn't look like that much. The ground floor looks like a large indoor parking lot filled with a few parked trailers. Read More...

Today in History November 2, 2009
1776 - During the American Revolutionary War, William Demont, became the first traitor of the American Revolution when he deserted.
1783 - U.S. Gen. George Washington gave his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, NJ.
1867 - "Harpers Bazaar" magazine was founded.
1883 - Thomas Edison executed a patent application for an electrical indicator using the Edison effect lamp (U.S. Pat. 307,031).
1889 - North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted into the union as the 39th and 40th states.
1895 - In Chicago, IL, the first gasoline powered contest took place in America.
1920 - The first commercial radio station in the U.S., KDKA of Pittsburgh, PA, began regular broadcasting.
1930 - The DuPont Company announced the first synthetic rubber. It was named DuPrene.
1947 - Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it, never went into production.
1948 - Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." The Truman victory surprised many polls and newspapers.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy announced that the U.S.S.R. was dismantling the missile sites in Cuba.
1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1986 - American hostage David Jacobson was released after being held in Lebanon for 17 months by Shiite Muslims kidnappers.
1993 - The U.S. Senate called for full disclosure of Senator Bob Packwood's diaries in a sexual harassment probe.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton gave his first in-depth interview since the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the network's "BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley.""

Appeals court throws out convictions in slayings of Raytown couple (Parents of Rick Caylor from Rick's Satellite) -- On Tuesday, the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals, threw out the Murder Convictions that Kellen McKinney was found guilty of for killing Rick's parents on a technicality.

9 more banks fail -- Nine more U.S. banks, all owned by the same Illinois holding company, were closed Friday by regulators, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said U.S. Bank of Minneapolis would assume their deposits. The closings brought the 2009 total to 115 in 2009 -- the first year since 1992 that more than 100 banks have gone under.

Gold Market Reaching the Breaking point -- Rising demand for physical gold is a threat to the dollar because it signals a growing loss of confidence in the paper currency. It is also key to understand that gold prices aren't rising because of the changing fundamentals of gold, but because of the changing fundamentals of the dollar. In other words, gold isn't rallying, THE DOLLAR IS FALLING.

More blasts in Pakistan: ‘Huge blast’ kills at least 30 in Pakistan -- Suicide bomber riding motorcycle detonates device near busy bank.

Ship built with 9/11 steel comes to New York -- A U.S. Navy assault ship built, the USS New York, with steel from the fallen World Trade Center and named in honor of the city and state that were home to the twin towers is making its inaugural visit there.

Swine Flu? Typhus? Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever? Pneumonic Plague? -- Panic Explodes As A Mystery Illness Rips Through Ukraine

Doctors are dying in Ukraine from illness -- Four doctors died of flu in Ukraine's Ternopol and Lvov regions, Health Minister Vasily Knyazevich said at the Sunday meeting of the operative headquarters for the prevention and treatment of A/H1N1 flu.

Ron Paul: Be prepared for the worst -- The large-scale government intervention in the economy is going to end badly.

How Goldman secretly bet on the US housing crash -- In 2006 and 2007, Goldman Sachs Group peddled more than $40 billion in securities backed by at least 200,000 risky home mortgages, but never told the buyers it was secretly betting that a sharp drop in U.S. housing prices would send the value of those securities plummeting.

Why wasn't military notified when Northwest flight went missing? -- F-16 Jets Weren't Ready to Launch Until After the Pilots Were Back in Touch.

Beijing engaged in weather control activities -- BEIJING: Beijingers woke up Sunday morning to a city turned white with snow that came far ahead of the winter. It was only in the later part of the day that one learnt that 186 doses of silver iodide went into persuading the clouds to release snow flakes.

Record setting snowstorm in Rockies -- A record-setting snowstorm that dumped nearly 4 feet of snow across parts of the Rockies by Thursday will threaten parts of the Midwest and South today with heavy rain and flooding.

CVS drug store company caught in hidden drug pushing deal to promote Zyprexa for money -- A pharmacy benefits manager (PMB) for drug store chain CVS entered a secret agreement with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to promote the company's antipsychotic Zyprexa to doctors, according to internal documents revealed as part of an insurance industry lawsuit against the drug maker.

Ukraine Bans Big Crowds to Combat Swine Flu -- The Ukrainian government is taking some of the sternest measures in the world against the spread of the swine flu virus, ordering schools nationwide to close for three weeks, banning public gatherings and imposing restrictions on travel.
Related Articles:
* Check out what is developing in the Ukraine over the H1N1 outbreak...they have imposed quarantine in some areas

* Ukraine shuts schools, halts campaigning over H1N1
* Health Ministry: Swine flu epidemic starts in Ukraine (update)
* Shock! Epidemic of pneumonic plague in Ukraine! (scroll down to the paragraph that begins with 5:39 pm)

Ukraine flu epidemic being blamed on lack of vaccination-but read the comments at end of article -- Chief State Sanitary Doctor Oleksandr Bilovol sees the mass refusal from vaccination as one of the reasons for the epidemic of flu and acute respiratory diseases in Ukraine.

Ukraine looking at unknown virus causing outbreak -- According to the doctors, now in Chernivtsi unidentified viral infection is being observed. The first results of virological studies that will identify the virus, will be ready only in two weeks.

Has Baxter released a bioweapon in Ukraine? -- Evidence appears to suggest that Baxter International may be responsible for a new deadly outbreak of viral pneumonia in Ukraine. Read More...

Sacked-for telling the truth about drugs -- Government fires top adviser for challenging its hardline policy on cannabis and ecstasy.

Poland closely monitors Ukraine flu -- As 81,000 are diagnosed with flu in Ukraine and over 2,000 hospitalized, Poland’s health authorities are monitoring the outbreak carefully and ready to tale emergency measures.

List of all flu vaccine ingredients, package inserts -- The following website has the ingredient lists, warnings and side effects for vaccines currently scheduled to be administered to populations worldwide for the H1N1 swine flu.

Squalene - A history of vaccine development and the newest adjuvant -- "Squalene is a kind of trigger for the real biological weapon: The immune system. When the immune system’s full repertoire of cells and antibodies start attacking the tissues they are supposed to protect, the results can be catastrophic," wrote Matsumoto. Dr. Pam Asa concurs with Matsumoto when she stated," Oil adjuvants are the most insidious chemical weapon ever devised." Read More...

VIDEO: Merck scientist admits cancer & AIDS came from vaccines

Swine flu rates up to 5 times higher for native groups -- Swine flu deaths among U.S. children are "shooting up," the U.S. government reported today, generating thousands of headlines online within hours.

FBI demands tattoo shops rat out their customers -- In Philadelphia, the FBI has instructed tattoo shops to rat out their customers if they demand privacy, insist on paying with cash, engage in “suspicious behavior,” make “anti-US” comments, or request tattoos that are “extremist symbols.”

Something neat...beautiful snow moose -- You probably won't see this again in your life time. Be sure to show this to you children or grandchildren...

FDA studies bacteria that could fight salmonella in tomatoes -- FDA scientists studying salmonella in tomatoes have stumbled upon what could be a breakthrough in the battle to control the bacteria.

Beijing's first snow of season 'artificially induced' -- Chinese meteorologists covered Beijing in snow Sunday after seeding clouds to bring winter weather to the capital in an effort to combat a lingering drought, state media reported.

How terahertz waves tear apart DNA - But a new generation of cameras are set to appear that not only record terahertz waves but also bombard us with them. And if our exposure is set to increase, the question that urgently needs answering is what level of terahertz exposure is safe.

Police arrest suspect for setting fire at 9/11 victims chapel -- A man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of setting a small fire at the temporary home for the remains of thousands of World Trade Center victims, police said.

EU to ban all shoppers refunds -- EU BUREAUCRATS want to end the right of shoppers to get their money back for shoddy goods. This would end the 100 years of protection British consumers have enjoyed.

EU to police drivers with black boxes in ALL cars -- THE European Union is drawing up plans for aircraft-style black box recorders to be fitted to all cars to help the police identify who is responsible for crashes.

US workers starved into service -- With the official US unemployment rate at 10 percent and climbing (that’s more than 15 million people struggling to put food on the table) and nearly double that number if you include part-time wage-earners who need full-time jobs, never mind all of those ‘discouraged workers,’ it’s little wonder that so many of the nation’s jobless are flocking into its military recruitment offices.

Acid ship 'sinks in China's Yangtze' -- A ship carrying 100 tonnes of hydrochloric acid sank in China's Yangtze river on Sunday after colliding with another vessel, state media reported, citing local officials.



The Power Hour:
(7-10am CST)
···Listen Live

Listen FREE thru Global Star Satellite Feed






All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to:

Copyright © 2007. The Power Hour. All rights reserved.