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Today In History Tuesday November 30, 2010
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.
1838 - Three days after the French occupation of Vera Cruz Mexico declared war on France.
1853 - During the Crimean War, the Russian fleet attacked and destroyed the Turkish fleet at the battle of Sinope.
1897 - Thomas Edison's own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.
1936 - London's famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire. The structure had been constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851.
1939 - The Russo-Finnish War began when 20 divisions of Soviet troops invaded Finland.
1940 - Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
1949 - Chinese Communists captured Chungking.
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.
1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.
1981 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva that were aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.
1989 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat was refused a visa to enter the United States in order to address the U.N. General Assebly 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.
1995 - President Clinton became the first U.S. chief executive to visit Northern Ireland.
1998 - The Deutsche Bank AG announced that it would acquire Bankers Trust Corp. for $10.1 billion creating the world's largest financial institution.
2001 - For the first time in its history, McDonald's teamed up with a retail partner on its Happy Meal promotions. Toys R Us provided plush figures from its Animal Alley.
2004 - In Stockholm, Sweden, the Carl Larsson painting "Boenskoerd" ("Bean Harvest") was sold at auction for $730,000. The work had been in a private collection for more than a century. The Larsson work "Vid Kattegatt" ("By Kattegatt") sold for $640,000 at the same auction.

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed and Another Wounded in Separate Bomb Attacks
An Iranian nuclear scientist has been killed and another injured in separate attacks in Tehran today.

Fiji Water shuts operations in 'unstable' Pacific nation
US-owned bottled water giant Fiji Water shut down operations in the military-ruled Pacific nation Monday, branding it "increasingly unstable" and a risky place to do business. Fiji Water president John Cochran condemned the government's decision last week to hike taxes on the mineral water it extracts at an aquifer on the main island Viti Levu by 5,000 percent, from 0.3 to 15 cents a litre. "This new tax is untenable and as a consequence, Fiji Water is left with no choice but to close our facility in Fiji," he said in a statement, adding the loss of one of Fiji's main exporters would cost hundreds local jobs.

FDA Would Boost Food Inspections Under Senate Bill
The Food and Drug Administration would have to step up inspections of food plants under legislation the Senate is expected to pass this week.

5 Biggest Revelations of WikiLeaks Release
Wikileaks has released 220 of the over 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables in its possession.

Local TSA Agent Speaks Out on Pat Downs
Passengers may be unhappy over long lines and enhanced security at the airports, but it’s a feeling shared by many at TSA.

Remember My discussion on Pensions? And how you were going to get screwed? 
Feel free to use the search bar and type in "Pension", then have a read.

Mullen: US Still Thinking About Attacking Iran
Despite providing no new evidence to the contrary, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen says he “doesn’t believe for a second” that Iran’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, and reiterated that the US is considering attacking Iran over it.

FBI Apparently Set Up US Teen Blamed for Fake Car Bomb
An Somali-born, American teenager was apparently set up by federal law enforcement officials who posed as radical Islamic fighters and lured the young man into a plot he believed would lead him to detonate a car bomb at an Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Computer Meltdown Leaves Millions of Aussies Without Cash
A freak computer glitch at Australia's biggest bank froze cash machines and left millions of people struggling to access their money.

EU Rescue Costs Start to Threaten Germany Itself
Credit default swaps (CDS) measuring risk on German, French and Dutch bonds have surged over recent days, rising significantly above the levels of non-EMU states in Scandinavia.

Vladimir Putin's Vision of a Socialists European Free Trade Zone That Stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Back during the Cold War, one of the great fears was that the Soviet Union would invade western Europe and absorb it into their socialist empire.

WikiLeaks Should Be Designated a 'Foreign Terrorist Organization,' Rep Pete King Fumes
Washington's biggest state secrets - from Arab leaders privately begging for air strikes on Iran to American diplomats spying on UN officials - were laid bare Sunday in a massive online document dump.

Cancun Climate Change Summit: Scientists Call for Rationing in Developed World
In a series of papers published by the Royal Society, physicists and chemists from some of world’s most respected scientific institutions, including Oxford University and the Met Office, agreed that current plans to tackle global warming are not enough.

United Nations Bans Journalists from Climate Conference
A veteran journalist and documentary film maker, known for asking difficult questions of climate scientists and politicians, has been denied press accreditation for the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

WikiLeaks Releases State Department Reports
More than 250,000 classified State Department reports made public on Sunday reveal that China was urged to stop shipments through Beijing of missiles from North Korea to Iran, and that Saudi Arabia's monarch urged the United States to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.

The US Diplomatic Leaks: A Superpower's View of the World
What does the United States really think of German Chancellor Angela Merkel? Is she a reliable ally? Did she really make an effort to patch up relations with Washington that had been so damaged by her predecessor? At most, it was a half-hearted one.

Euro, Stocks, Bonds Retreat Amid Concern European Debt Crisis Will Spread
The euro weakened, global stocks extended losses into a fourth week and Spanish and Portuguese bonds dropped as Ireland’s 85 billion-euro ($113 billion) bailout failed to ease concern the region’s most-indebted nations will need further aid.

Citing Deficit, Obama Freezes Federal Worker Pay
President Barack Obama on Monday called for freezing the pay of 2 million federal employees, saying the move is the first of many difficult decisions that must be made to slash the nation's mounting deficits.

US, S Korea Launch War Games as Tensions Rise
U.S. and South Korean warships began military exercises Sunday in the Yellow Sea in a joint show of force after North Korea's deadly artillery barrage against a South Korean island.

What S 510 "'The Food 'Safety' Modernization Act" Means to You
Just how anyone can think that small direct-market type farms' handling of fresh produce from field to basket to customer's hands poses the same threat as large corporate farms' operations' handling of produce from field, to box, to truck, to processing plant, to train car, to truck, to warehouse, to processing facility, to warehouse, to truck, to store shelf, some 1000+ miles and who knows how many days/months away and gas/chemical treatments, from where it was grown/picked is the same - is beyond me.

Colorado Lawyer Files for Injunction Against Janet Napolitano and TSA
Colorado lawyer, Gary Fielder, has filed for a Permanent Restraining Order in federal district court against Janet Napolitano, John Pistole, the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA.

Just Doing Their Jobs? Psychology of TSA Employees Mirrors That of Nazi War Criminals
Some apologists are now attempting to defend the lewd, obscene behavior of TSA agents by claiming "they're just doing their jobs."

Nicotine Feeds Growth of Breast Cancer
Nicotine is not just addictive, but may actually promote the development of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Taipei Medical University and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Europe to Ban BPA in Baby Bottles in 2011
Beginning in March 2011, the European Union (EU) will outlaw the manufacture and sale of baby bottles and containers made with bisphenol-A (BPA), a plastics chemical linked to endocrine disruption, developmental disorders, and other illnesses.

Pig Farms Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance
New evidence has emerged linking animal agriculture to antibiotic resistance, in a study conducted by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Today In History Monday November 29, 2010
1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.
1929 - The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.
1939 - The USSR broke off diplomatic relations with Finland prior to a Soviet attack.
1947 - The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
1961 - The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.
1963 - U.S. President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
1967 - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank.
1974 - In Britain, a bill that outlawed the Irish Republican Army became effective.
1975 - Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.
1981 - Actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, CA, at the age 43.
1982 - The U.N. General Assembly voted that the Soviet Union should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
1987 - Cuban detainees released 26 hostages they'd been holding for more than a week at the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, LA.
1988 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the rights of criminal defendants are not violated when police unintentionally fail to preserve potentially vital evidence.
1989 - In Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party's 40-year monopoly on power.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
1991 - 17 people were killed in a 164-vehicle wreck during a dust storm near Coalinga, CA, on Interstate 5. 
1994 - The U.S. House passed the revised General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
1994 - Fighter jets attacked the capital of Chechnya and its airport only hours after Russian President Boris Yeltsin demanded the breakaway republic end its civil war.
1996 - A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims. The sentence was the first
international war crimes sentence since World War II.
1998 - Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected legalizing heroin and other narcotics.

Senate Set to Vote on Rigorous Food Safety Bill
The Senate is set to vote Monday night on the biggest changes to food safety laws in 70 years, handing vast new authority to the Food and Drug Administration to regulate farms
and food processors.

Wikileak documents are out now
Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels. A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at back-room bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats. The disclosure of the cables is sending shudders through the diplomatic establishment, and could strain relations with some countries, influencing international affairs in ways that are impossible to predict.

U.S. strategy for treating troops wounded in Afghanistan, Iraq: Keep them moving
This is the process of an air evacuation, not very glamorous on a C-17 but better than a C-130. (Lentghy 5 page article well worth the read).

Homeland Security seizes domain names
ICE appears to be targeting sites that help Internet users download copyrighted music, as well as sites that sell bootleg goods, such as fake designer handbags.

Chinese Government to Make 'Urgent' Announcement
The Chinese government said Sunday it will make an "urgent" announcement later in the day amid rising military tensions surrounding the Korean Peninsula.

Europe Goes "Completely Mad" At Suggestion Of Irish Default Demanded By 57% Of Irish Population
Today the myth of a popular, democratic government in Ireland collapsed for good. After an impromptu poll of 500 people nationwide found that a "substantial majority" of the people, or 57%, wants the State to default on debts to bondholder, what it ended up getting was precisely the opposite. Why? "Last night that the Irish delegation negotiating with the EU-IMF last week raised the issue of default. "The Europeans went completely mad," a senior government source said." Of course, this is a reason for the Europeans not to want an Irish default, not for the Irish.

'Bank Run 2010' aims to end 'criminal, corrupt' financial system
The organizers of "Bank Run 2010" have chosen December 7 as the day when protesters are meant to withdraw their money from the banks, which they hope will cause a run on the banks that could collapse financial institutions. But critics of the move say it's futile: If the protest is successful, they say, it will only result in another taxpayer bailout of the banks. But that hasn't stopped the protest's organizers from dreaming of a bloodless revolution that puts to an end the Western financial system that many say has been transformed into a "casino" benefiting only the financial institutions themselves.

Aussie bank's computer glitch leaves millions without money
A freak computer glitch at Australia's biggest bank froze cash machines and left millions of people struggling to access their money. National Australia Bank (NAB) said a corrupted file wiped out a huge number of transactions, including salary payments and transfers, and crashed some ATMs, angering many customers who were facing a weekend without money.

Tax Break for Employer Health Plans a Target Again
Job-based health care benefits could wind up on the chopping block if President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans get serious about cutting the deficit.

Shopping Spree From Hell - video montage
After a day of overindulgence in food and drink, many Americans observe the nutty consumerist tradition known as Black Friday around the country.

VIDEO: BP Oil Spill Incident Commander Dies in Small Plane Crash in FL

Obama Administration Weighs Indefinite Detention
It is starting to look like the president who campaigned on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay may end up doing something wholly different: signing a law that would pave the way for terrorism suspects to be held indefinitely.

Napolitano Halts Shipment of Packages From Japan as Prelude to Civilian 'Shipper' ID Lockdown
For TV entertainment, we normally watch video tapes of Japanese TV sent to us by my wife's relatives living in Japan. We were just notified today from the relative in Japan who sends the box with the tapes that he couldn't send the box to the USA, but the Japanese postal clerk didn't know why when asked for the reason.

Monetary Chickens Coming Home to Roost
Europe is falling apart, capitalistic socialism is failing, their bailouts are getting worse and yet we have a Speaker of the House of the lame-duck session of our Congress to is unwilling to do what historically proved to be the best medicine for a failing economy: cut government spending and cut taxes.

N. Korea Deploys SA-2 Surface-to-Air Missiles Near Yellow Sea Border
North Korea has deployed SA-2 surface-to-air missiles to its west coast near the Yellow Sea border with South Korea as U.S.-led naval drills got underway in a show of force against the North's deadly artillery attack on a South Korean island earlier last week, government sources said Sunday

Spanish Woman Claims She Now Owns the Sun
After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner -- a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property.

Homeland Security Shuts Down Dozens of Web Sites Without Court Order
The Homeland Security Department's customs enforcement division has gone on a Web site shutdown spree, closing down at least 76 domains this week, according to online reports.

Confessions of a New World Order Prostitute
Yes, I am guilty. I am a New World Order prostitute, as are we all in some way, shape or form. We prostitute ourselves every day by doing what we are told by those who reward us to do so even if what they tell us to do goes against everything we believe in.

Debt Turmoil, Contagion Fears Sweep Europe
Europe struggled mightily Friday to keep the debt crisis from engulfing country after country.

FBI Thwarts Own Car Bomb
The United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claims to have thwarted their own car bomb Friday, November 26, 2010 at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon's Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Many Say Government Now Operating Outside the Constitution
Voters are clearly dubious about the size and scope of today’s federal government.

Cables Uncloak US Diplomacy
A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.

S. Korea, US Conduct Joint Drill Amid NK's Threats of Rockets
South Korea and the United States kicked off joint naval drills in the Yellow Sea on Sunday in an overt show of force against North Korea, which has readied its multiple launch rocket systems and apparently held an artillery firing exercise.

EU Debt Crisis - Next Debt Crisis May Start in Washington
The US needs to take urgent action to cut its debt in order to prevent the next financial crisis, which may start in Washington, Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposits Insurance Corp. (FDIC) wrote in an editorial in the Washington Post.

Japan Spots Chinese Vessels Near Disputed Islands
The Japanese coast guard has spotted two Chinese vessels attempting on Sunday to enter waters near islands in the East China Sea that are disputed by the two countries, Kyodo News reported.

London Streets in Flames Again as 25K Go On Rampage
Police officers were seriously injured today as angry demonstrators protesting against the hike in tuition fees again brought chaos to the streets.

N Korea Warns Region is On Brink of War
North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered with a deadly barrage this week.

Willie Nelson Pot Possession Charge Shows Ludicrousness of Marijuana Prohibition
Marijuana prohibition is the cornerstone of the U.S. police state.

Soda Pop Industry Branded Baby Bottles With Soft Drink Logos
We've been covering the soft drink industry lately, publishing articles on soda pop marketing to children that seem so bizarre, many people are simply unable to believe them. So for this article, I've quoted numerous sources to allow everyone to verify the "unbelievable" facts of this story for themselves.

Large Fish Die-Off at the Mouth of the Mississippi
State wildlife officials are investigating a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

Animal Obesity, the Next Big Health Crisis
The obesity epidemic appears to be expanding beyond humankind and into the animal kingdom, according to a new report out of the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). David Allison, the UAB researcher who led the study, discovered that animals in general have been getting progressively larger -- even in controlled settings -- which has led to more questions than answers as to why this phenomenon is occurring.

Tobacco Firms Bypass Marketing Restrictions With Clever Web Campaign
Tobacco companies may be bypassing marketing bans by secretly posting promotional videos online, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and published in the journal Tobacco Control.

Study: Thousands of Patients Never Bother to Pick Up Prescriptions
Some experts are bemoaning the fact that not all drug patients are taking their medications.

Will Plain Cigarette Packaging Help Deter Smoking?
U.K. officials have come up with a new proposition they say may help deter smoking: make cigarette packaging plain. Starting next year, government authorities in the U.K. will require cigarette manufacturers to block cigarette displays in stores to protect children.

Major Food Manufacturers Pledge to Cut Salt
Six major food companies recently agreed to sign on to the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI), a program that aims to cut salt content in packaged and restaurant foods by 20 percent over the next five years.

Today In History Wednesday November 24, 2010
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.
1944 - During World War II, the first raid against the Japanese capital of Tokyo was made by land-based U.S. bombers.
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.
1985 - In Malta, Egyptian commandos stormed an Egyptian jetliner. 60 people died in the raid.
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.
1989 - Czechoslovakia's hard-line party leadership resigned after more than a week of protests against its policies.
1993 - The U.S. Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill.
1993 - Robert Thompson and Jon Venables (both 11 years old) were convicted of murdering 2-year-old James Bulger of Liverpool, England. They were both sentenced to "indefinite detention."
1995 - In Ireland, the voters narrowly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing divorce.
1998 - AOL (America Online) announced a deal for their purchase of Netscape for $4.21 billion.

Another 'Mike Tawse Original' Thought For The Day
A Vibrant Life - Peace of mind is not gained by the absence of chaos and noise, but by accepting that they are the challenges and joys, which transform a dull existence into a vibrant life.

Spreadin' the Glove: TSA Infecting US?
Those latex gloves Transportation Security Administration agents wear while giving airline passengers those infamous full-body pat-downs apparently aren't there for the safety and security of passengers – only the TSA agents.

Busted: TSA fondlers could be arrested
A state lawmaker who just a week ago called on Congress to rein in the Transportation Security Administration's use of invasive and offensive imaging and pat-down procedures for airline passengers has taken the battle to the next level. State Sen. Michael Doherty, a member of the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, today announced plans to introduce legislation that would curb the TSA's procedures in his state.

After North Korean Strike, South Korean Leader Threatens Retalliation
Hours after North Korea's deadly artillery attacks Tuesday, South Korea's president said "enormous retaliation" is needed to stop Pyongyang's incitement, but international diplomats urgently appealed for restraint.

U.S. to Send Carrier for Joint Exercises Off Korea
President Obama and South Korea’s president agreed Tuesday night to hold joint military exercises as a first response to North Korea’s deadly shelling of a South Korean military installation, as both countries struggled for the second time this year to keep a North Korean provocation from escalating into war.

China admits it is the world's biggest polluter
China acknowledged on Tuesday that it is the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, as it called on the United States to ensure climate change talks opening next week make progress. Speaking at a briefing ahead of the UN talks in Mexico, Xie Zhenhua, China's top climate change official, told reporters: "Our emissions volume now stands at number one in the world. His comments appeared to be the nation's first public recognition of the fact.

What Happens When China Collapses?
The economic system that the elite imposed on the world via central banking was bound to end in the kinds of implosions that we are seeing today – in the US, in Europe and sooner or later in China, India, etc. The wild card, however, is the Internet. We do not believe the power elite had any idea of the amount of antipathy that would be generated by this new communication tool. We believe, in aggregate, it is still in shock.

Pharma Researchers Working on Drugs to Erase Your Memories
Drug researchers are working on a mind-altering chemical that could erase your memories.

October Existing Home Sales: 4.43 Million SAAR, 10.5 Months of Supply
Existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 2.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.43 million in October from 4.53 million in September, and are 25.9 percent below the 5.98 million-unit level in October 2009 when sales were surging prior to the initial deadline for the first-time buyer tax credit.

Countrywide Offers Not-Very-Convincing Explanation of Testimony on It's 'Oops, We Still Have the Note 'Snafu'
It was predictable, as soon as the press took notice of a potentially very damaging bit of testimony by a Countrywide manager, that its parent, Bank of America, would do everything in its power to deny its validity.

Insider Selling to Buying Ratio Approaches 5 Digits, Hits Record 8,280x In Week Ending November 19
In the first full week of the latest iteration of post-QE2 POMO, which was supposed to see a dramatic ramp in stocks, the only thing we have seen is the biggest insider buying to selling imbalance since the data has been tracked.

Irish Leader, Cowen, to Dissolve Government Amid Bailout
The Irish government faced imminent collapse on Monday, only a day after it signed off on a $100 billion bailout, setting the stage for a new election early next year and injecting the threat of political instability into a European financial crisis that already has markets on edge.

Israeli Soldiers Walk Free in Gaza Human Shield Case
Two Israeli soldiers received suspended sentences and demotions on Sunday for using a Palestinian child as a human shield during the 2008-2009 Gaza war, an army spokeswoman said.

CIA Must Disclose Data on Human Experiments
A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco ordered the CIA to produce specific records and testimony about the human experiments the government allegedly conducted on thousands of soldiers from 1950 through 1975.

Pakistan Says US Seeking to Expand Drone Strikes
A senior Pakistani intelligence official said Saturday the U.S. is seeking to expand the areas where American missiles can target Taliban and al-Qaida operatives but that Pakistan has refused the request because of domestic opposition to the strikes.

The Beginning of the Ponzi End: As of Today, the Biggest Holder of US Debt Is Ben Bernake
Well, folks, it's official - mark November 22, 2010 in your calendars - today is the day the Ponzi starts in earnest.

Mayors From Around the World Sign Climate Pact
Mayors from around the world signed a voluntary pact Sunday in Mexico City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a meeting meant as a precursor to UN-sponsored climate talks in Cancun opening next week.

Ground Zero Mosque Applied For Federal 9/11 Grant
Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from ground zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

Lowest Ever: Obama Job Approval Sinks to 39%, As Even Democrats' Supports Melt Away
President Obama has passed the Big 4-0 -- going the wrong way.

Cough, Cold Medicines Could Kill Your Child
Since 2007 when drug manufacturers agreed to withdraw from the market over-the-counter cough and cold medicine products sold for children under two, emergency rooms have seen 50 percent less visits from injured or killed babies and toddlers.

Does Wi-Fi Radiation Cause Tree Deformities, Or Is the Fear Overblown?
New research conducted at Wageningen University in the Netherlands concludes that wi-fi signals might damage nearby trees, causing them to develop severe abnormalities in their bark and leaves.

Olive Oil Protects the Liver from Oxidative Stress
One of hottest areas of current scientific research involves one of the tastiest ingredients of Mediterranean-style dishes -- olive oil.

Having Even One Sugary Drink a Day Significantly Ups Diabetes Risk
New research published in the journal Diabetes Care highlights the dangers of drinking even small amounts of sugary beverages like high fructose corn syrup-sweetened sodas and refined sugar-rich energy drinks.

How Dogs Help Treat a Variety of Common Ailments
The health benefits of having a dog include far more than just providing their owners with therapeutic petting opportunities and being willing to accompany them on a recreational jog.

Legal Complaint Filed With USDA to Stop Organic Milk Fraud
Although it is illegal under current USDA rules, the agency is still tolerating organic milk producers who bring conventional dairy cattle onto their farms -- pumped full of hormones and antibiotics -- and then call them "organic" cows when they start giving milk.

Today In History Tuesday November 23, 2010
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.
1890 - Princess Wilhelmina became Queen of the Netherlands at the age of 10 when her father William III died.
1936 - The first edition of "Life" was published.
1943 - During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.
1945 - The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.
1961 - The Dominican Republic changed the name of its capital from Ciudad Trujillo to Santo Domingo.
1971 - The People's Republic of China was seated in the United Nations Security Council.
1980 - In southern Italy, approximately 4,800 people were killed in a series of earthquakes.
1983 - The first Pershing II missiles were deployed in West Germany. In response, the U.S.S.R. broke off International Nuclear Forces (INF) talks in Geneva.
1991 - Yugoslavia's rival leaders agreed to a new cease-fire, the 14th of the Balkan civil war.
1991 - The Sacramento Kings ended the NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games.
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.
2001 - A crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in Texas.

Texas businessman settles military food mislabeling case for $15 million
A Texas businessman has agreed to pay $15 million to settle federal allegations that he and his company cheated the government by selling old and potentially dangerous food to the U.S. military to supply combat troops serving in Iraq and elsewhere.
***Read More on this: Prosecutors allege that Samir Mahmoud Itani and his company American Grocers Ltd. changed the "use-by" labels on food and sold it to the U.S. military from 2003 to 2006 during the Iraq war

Children's Benadryl Tablets Recalled by Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson, the maker of health care products, has recalled about four million packages of cherry- and grape-flavored Children’s Benadryl allergy tablets and about 800,000 bottles of junior-strength Motrin caplets. The recall was necessary because of “insufficiencies in the development of the manufacturing process,” Bonnie Jacobs, a company spokeswoman, said Monday. The recalls are taking place at wholesale and retail locations and do not require any action by consumers, she said.

TSA Bumper Stickers - Too Funny!

Turkey Dinner More Costly This Year
Shoppers who think turkey and all the trimmings are more expensive this year are exactly right. The Food Institute says turkey this year averages a dollar-five a pound, up from 79 cents last year — an increase of nearly 33 percent. Add to that hikes in potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions, and the total cost of Thursday’s dinner heads skyward.

Toxic metals found in cartoon drinking glasses
Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" exceed federal limits for lead in children's products by up to 1,000 times, according to laboratory testing commissioned by The Associated Press.

Scientist Who Studied Disease Transmission From Mosquitoes Commits Suicide by cyanide
Chitra Chauhan, 33, of Tampa was pronounced dead at University Community Hospital about 10:30 p.m., Temple Terrace police reported. The discovery of the toxic substance also prompted evacuation of 75 to 100 guests at the Extended Stay America hotel on Morris Bridge Road, where Chauhan had taken a room. She leaves behind a 3-year-old child with her husband, Bharath Balu, who is also a researcher in the department.

North and South Korea Exchange Fire Near Border
North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Tuesday after dozens of shells fired from the North struck a South Korean island near the countries’ disputed maritime border, South Korean military officials said. Two South Korean soldiers were killed, 15 were wounded and three civilians were injured.
*** Related Article: Why North Korea Attacked

Shadow Inventory Jumps More Than 10 Percent in One Year, Pushing Total Unsold Inventory to 6.3 Million Units
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information and business services, reported today that shadow inventory of residential property as of August 2010, reached 2.1 million units, or eight months worth of supply, up from 1.9 million, or a five-months’ supply, from one year earlier.

Ireland: Bailout Down the Drain?
The government is under siege, with protesters attempting to storm Parliament. More-ominously, however, is that The Green Party appears to have pulled out from their government coalition, which would mean that any budgetary reforms that are as a condition of the bailout could fail.

ABC Producer Says TSA Agent Felt Inside Her Underwear
As the busiest travel days of the year approach, more and more passengers are accusing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of going too far with their screenings.

Maker defends airport full-body image scanners
With increased airport security measures sparking passenger furor on Thanksgiving eve, the Torrance company that makes most of controversial full-body image scanners used across the country finds itself at the center of a heated debate over privacy rights and health concerns. Rapiscan Systems Inc. manufactured 211 of the 385 image scanners in use at 68 airports nationwide. The machines, called the Secure 1000, use low levels of radiation to create what looks like a nude image of a screened passenger to detect weapons and contraband hidden under clothing.

The vindication of Ron Paul
Remember, it was Ron Paul supporters who kick-started the tea party into life on Dec. 16, 2007, when they dumped a $6 million "money bomb" into his presidential campaign on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Responding to press queries, his chief of staff, Jeff Deist, said, "Congressman Paul decided not to join the Tea Party Caucus. He strongly believes that the tea party movement should remain a grassroots phenomenon, rather than being co-opted by Washington or any political party."

Al Qaeda Promises US Death by a Thousands Cuts
Printer bombs planted on two cargo flights last month cost only a few thousand dollars and were intended to affect the American economy, according to a newly published Al Qaeda -affiliated magazine.

Doing Battle With the ADHD-Industrial Complex
As the mother of a teenager who got a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 2004, I wasn't surprised to read the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that said the number of ADHD cases in children jumped by 22 percent between 2003 and 2007 - an increase of 1 million kids.

Colorado Man Says Underwear Invention Protects Privacy at Airports
It's a special kind of underwear -- with a strategically placed fig leaf design -- and a Colorado man says it'll get you through the airport screeners with your dignity intact.

Which Senators Got Paid Off to Support S 510
The following is a list of U.S Senators and the Bribes (I mean campaign contributions) that these Senators received from Special Interest Groups to either support or oppose S.510 - The FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act.

Are Dogs Smarter Than Cats?
According to new research, dogs' brains have grown larger at a faster rate than cats' brains, apparently because dogs live in large social groups. Does this mean that dogs are smarter than cats? Read More...

America: In the Midst of a Hostile Takeover
It appears the American public is finally beginning to wake up.

Body Scanner CEO Accompanied Obama to India
The CEO of one of the two companies licensed to sell full body scanners to the TSA accompanied President Barack Obama to India earlier this month, a clear sign of the deep ties between Washington politicians and the companies pushing to have body scanners installed at all US airports.

Pope Benedict Endorses Condom Use - For Male Prostitutes Only
Pope Benedict XVI says in a new book that condoms can be justified for male prostitutes seeking to stop the spread of HIV, a stunning comment for a church criticized for its opposition to condoms and for a pontiff who has blamed them for making the AIDS crisis worse.

Irish EU Bailout May Not Stop Portugal Follow-Up
On Sunday, Ireland applied to the EU and the International Monetary Fund for a financial aid package to cover its fiscal needs and potential future capital requirements of its banking system.

In Bailouts, Spain Will Be 'the Biggie'
The biggest bailout the European Union will have to do if it comes to it will be Spain and it is worrying that there is not a set mechanism on how to go about it, Cornelia Meyer, CEO & Chairman, MRL Corporation, told CNBC Monday.

The Pro-Life Leader Who Is Also an Exorcist
Exorcism and the Church Militant is intended, in part, as a warning to parents who allow their children to be desensitized to "the dark world" by books and films like the Harry Potter series and the vampire books of Stephanie Meyer. Father Euteneuer told me possession is almost always a result of someone getting involved in some sort of occult practices, such as witchcraft, Wicca, tarot cards, and Ouiji boards.

3 Delta Planes Suffer Mishaps
Three Delta Air Lines Inc. jets suffered separate engine emergencies over the weekend, despite a stepped-up maintenance program put in place partly to combat engine problems.

Nuclear Weapon Drivers Sometimes Got Drunk
Government agents hired to drive nuclear weapons and components in trucks sometimes got drunk while on convoy missions, including an incident last year when two agents were detained by police at a local bar during one, according to a report Monday by the U.S. Energy Department's watchdog.

US Corn Ethanol Was Not a Good Policy
Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was "not a good policy", weeks before tax credits are up for renewal.

North Korea Secretly Built New Nuclear Facility
In secret and with remarkable speed, North Korea has built a new, highly sophisticated facility to enrich uranium, according to an American nuclear scientist, raising fears that the North is ramping up its atomic program despite international pressure.

Full Spectrum Dominance: 8 Examples of How the Government Is Attempting to Take Total Control of Our Food, Our Health, Our Money and Even Our Dignity
Over the past several decades, no matter which political party has been in power the government has continued to become a larger part of our lives.

The Horrible Truth Starts to Dawn on Europe's Leaders
The entire European Project is now at risk of disintegration, with strategic and economic consequences that are very hard to predict.

Microwave Popcorn Contains Dangerous Chemical
Would you like salt, butter -- and a helping of perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) with your popcorn?

Pomegranates Provide Amazing Protection Against Tissue Damage, Inflammation
The health benefits of eating pomegranates are numerous, and a new study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in Denver, Colo., has discovered yet another.

Largest US Egg Producer Exposed for Extreme Inhumane Treatment of Hens
An undercover investigation prompted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has revealed horrific conditions at hen houses owned by the nation's largest egg producing company.

Pesticide Exposure Causes Attention Problems in Children
Children who are exposed to organophosphate pesticides in utero are significantly more likely to develop attention problems later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Retrained for green jobs, but still waiting on work
Anton has been out of work since 2008, when his job as a surveyor vanished with Florida's once-sizzling housing market. After a futile search, at age 56 he reluctantly returned to school to learn the kind of job skills the Obama administration is wagering will soon fuel an employment boom: solar installation, sustainable landscape design, recycling and green demolition. Anton said the classes, funded with a $2.9 million federal grant to Ocala's workforce development organization, have taught him a lot. The only problem is that his new skills have not resulted in a single job offer. Officials who run Ocala's green jobs training program say the same is true for three-quarters of their first 100 graduates.

Manufacturing recovery not over but its 'lustre has been lost'
Global manufacturers' optimism has fallen again as the nascent global economic recovery appears to have lost its momentum, according to a global business outlook report from KPMG and Markit Economics, based on a survey of senior executives in large companies in the US, Western Europe and Asia Pacific.

Today In History Monday November 22, 2010
1718 - English pirate Edward Teach (a.k.a. "Blackbeard") was killed during a battle off the coast of North Carolina. British soldiers cornered him aboard his ship and killed him. He was shot and stabbed more than 25 times.
1899 - The Marconi Wireless Company of America was incorporated in New Jersey.
1906 - The International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal.
1910 - Arthur F. Knight patented a steel shaft to replace wood shafts in golf clubs.
1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was officially formed in Montreal, Canada.
1935 - The first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in Alameda, CA, when the flying boat known as the China Clipper left for Manila. The craft was carrying over 110,000 pieces of mail.
1942 - During World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad began.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the measures for defeating Japan.
1963 - U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th U.S. President.
1972 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon lifted a ban on American travel to Cuba. The ban had been put in place on February 8, 1963.
1974 - The U.N. General Assembly gave the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
1977 - Regular passenger service on the Concorde began between New York and Europe.
1983 - The Bundestag approved NATO's plan to deploy new U.S. nuclear missiles in West Germany.
1986 - An Iranian surface-to-surface missile hit a residential area in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, wounding 20 civilians.
1990 - U.S. President H.W. Bush, his wife, Barbara, and other congressional leaders shared Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
1990 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced she would resign.
1993 - Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American Free Trade Agreement.
1994 - In northwest Bosnia, Serb fighters set villages on fire in response to a retaliatory air strikes by NATO.
1998 - CBS's "60 Minutes" aired a tape of Jack Kevorkian giving lethal drugs in an assisted suicide of a terminally ill patient. Kevorkian was later sentenced to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder.
2005 - Angela Merkel was elected as Germany's first female chancellor.

Members of Congress Exempt From TSA AIT Full Body Scanners
Some members of Congress fly to and from Washington on military jets. The fact that they may not be checked for weapons here is understandable, given they’re not traveling with civilian passengers, but other members of Congress often travel commercially. Case in point: newly-appointed Speaker of the House John Boehner. The man often travels domestically with other passengers, but gets to bypass TSA security and go directly to the gate. Sure, the man likely isn’t planning to cause harm, but still, should he not be expected to endure the checks the rest of us must?

Federal Judge: CIA Must Disclose Data on Human Experiments
A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco ordered the CIA to produce specific records and testimony about the human experiments the government allegedly conducted on thousands of soldiers from 1950 through 1975. Three veterans groups and six individual veterans sued the CIA and other government agencies, claiming they used about 7,800 soldiers as human guinea pigs to research biological, chemical and psychological weapons. The experiments, many of which took place at Edgewood Arsenal and Fort Detrick in Maryland, allegedly exposed test subjects to chemicals, drugs and electronic implants.

Oregon Senator Wyden effectively kills Internet censorship bill
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) would have permitted a blanket takedown of any domain alleged to be assisting activities that violate copyright law, based upon the judgment of state attorneys general.

'Scary stuff': Cyberattack arrest highlights risk
'If a guy from Malaysia can get into networks like this, you can imagine what the Chinese and Russians ... are able to do'

Buying a Car a Little Harder Now
If you're in the market for a car, be prepared to prove you are not a terrorist.

Countrywide NEVER Transferred Notes
I've been on this specific point for more than a year. Why? Because I have had multiple people assert to me who were in a position to factually know that this took place.

TSA: Travelers Who Refuse Scanning Can't Leave, Will Be Fined
Faced with the prospect of large numbers of people refusing the invasive “screening” measures they’ve implemented this holiday season, the TSA is hoping to fight back with threats of fine and arrest.

Palm Beach Security Officers Prepared to Detain TSA Security Defiers
Deputies may detain Palm Beach International Airport travelers who refuse to submit to a full-body scanner or a pat down, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday.

To Thwart Distracted Driving, US Government Considers Cell Phone Jammers in Cars
The Obama administration is considering disabling cell phones in American cars, aiming to cut down on distracted drivers and cell-phone-related road deaths.

Ron Paul Introduces HR 6416: The American Traveler Dignity Act
Mr. Speaker, today I introduce legislation to protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by federal Transportation Security Administration employees conducting screenings at the nation’s airports.

Members of Congress Exempt From TSA AIT Full Body Scanners
What’s motivating me to publish this post is the fact that you ought to know why this topic isn’t resonating as much as we would like it to with Congressional members. So, why isn’t it a big issue with our Congressmen and Congresswomen? Could it be the fact that they’re, say, exempt from TSA screening? You betcha.

US Firms Warn Irish Over Tax Move
The Irish government has been given a stark warning from some of the biggest American companies in Ireland on the risk of a mass exodus if the country's low corporation tax rate is raised.

Bill Gates: Register Every Birth by Cellphone to Ensure Vaccination, Control Population Growth
Gates told an audience of more than 2,000 that if we could register every worldwide birth on a cell phone, we could ensure that children receive the proper vaccines. He also said the key to controlling population growth is to save the lives of children under 5; and the next big thing in technology is robots.

Biotech Company Secretly Releases Millions of GM Mosquitoes in Cayman Islands
Scientists at British biotechnology giant Oxitec recently developed a genetically-modified (GM) mosquito that, apart from a specific chemical antibiotic, is unable to successfully repopulate.

Dollar to Become World's 'Weakest Currency', Drop to 75 Yen JPMorgan Says
The dollar may fall below 75 yen next year as it becomes the world’s “weakest currency” due to the Federal Reserve’s monetary-easing program, according to JPMorgan & Chase Co.

Rahm Emanuel 'Ineligible' for Chicago Mayor Race
Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama’s chief of staff until last month, is facing a legal challenge to his campaign amid claims he is ineligible because he has not been living in the city.

FDIC Bank Closures

Ireland Faces 'Outsized' Problem, Seeks EU, IMF Bailout
Ireland applied for a bailout to help fund itself and save its banks, becoming the second euro member to seek a rescue from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

Geithner Says Administration Opposes Depriving Fed of Employment Mandate
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said the Obama administration would oppose any effort to strip the Federal Reserve of its mandate to pursue full employment and warned Republicans against politicizing the central bank.

Grain Prices to Soar Pushing Food
“Global prices of soybeans and palm oil are likely to extend their rally on demand from China, the biggest user, and as investors buy commodities to protect their wealth, said analysts and executives at a Guangzhou conference.”

China Tackles Inflation and Threat of Social Unrest
They are rioting against rocketing food prices, unaffordable housing, government corruption and the yawning income gap between rich and poor.

'The Game is Over'
The simple story is this: We believe the structural and cyclical terms of global trade have finally reached their tipping point.

TSA Now Needs False Flag Security Incident to Convince Americans to Accept Those Obscene Pat Downs
With the grassroots backlash over the TSA's obscene pat-downs growing by the day, it's becoming fairly obvious that the only way the U.S. government is going to get the public to accept these Fourth Amendment violations is if there is another "terrorist incident" that's stopped by the TSA and its naked body scanners.

Bipartisan Healthcare Exemption Legislation First of Many to Challenge Obamacare
In recent months, many states have been scrambling to develop "opt-out" legislation for the Obama Administration's massive health care overhaul.

American Grasslands Being Taken Over by Destructive Weed Species
A highly invasive weed known as medusahead is taking over American grass and range lands and rendering them worthless, according to a new study out of Oregon State University (OSU). The Mediterranean-based plant has been in the U.S. since the 1800s, but its growth and spread has become so out of control that the integrity and viability of soil, pasture, and crops is at significant risk.

Senate Bill S 510 Vote Delayed Until After Thanksgiving
If there's one thing to give thanks for this year, it's the fact that the Senate floor vote on the so-called "Food Safety Modernization Act" has been delayed until after the Senate's Thanksgiving recess.

Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety? FDA has killed far more people than contaminated eggs or lettuce
Proponents of Senate Bill 510 -- the Food Safety and Modernization Act -- keep trying to claim that we need the FDA to protect us from tainted eggs, lettuce, onions and spinach.

Medical Mistakes Kill 15,000 Patients Every Month
Your local hospital just might be more of a death trap than an actual health care facility.

Urban Farms Provide Enough Produce to Sustain Most of Detroit
The characteristic blight of Detroit, Michigan, could soon be transformed into a patchwork of thriving urban farms and gardens.

Prayer Proven to Improve Health of Test Subjects
Praying for patients improves their condition significantly more than hypnosis or the power of suggestion could account for, according to a study conducted by researchers from Indiana University-Bloomington and published in the Southern Medical Journal.

The Constitutional Tender Act
The United States Constitution declares, in Article I, Section 10, "No State shall... make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts". But, in fact, EVERY state in the United States of America DOES make some other "Thing" besides gold and silver coin a "Tender in Payment of Debts" -- some "Thing" called "Federal Reserve Notes." Thus the need for the "Constitutional Tender Act" -- a bill template that can be introduced in every state legislature in the nation, returning each of them to adherence to the United States Constitution's actual legal tender provisions.

The Golden Truth: While The U.S. Prints And Spends, Russia Loads The Boat With Gold
The Russian Central Bank purchased another 600k ozs of gold in October (some is purchased on the open market, some is purchased from internal mining production). I think the message of this chart, combined with China's demure announcement about accumulating a lot more gold, is pretty clear: get ready for some kind of gold-based currency standard at some point down the road. Comment: Although I'm uncertain about a gold based market, this should send up warning flags to those who hold up their false god 401Ks and IRAs.

Special report: A far from random walk from Wall Street
Leanne Chase took her money out of stocks in early June 2008 before the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked a near-panic. She said she and her husband had the same feeling they had during the dot-com bubble: The market had become just "weird." Though the couple had been in and out of the market before, Chase, a 42-year-old part-time consultant and self-described conservative investor, said she has no intention of getting back in again. "It makes me nuts when I get out early and there's more money to be made, or I get out late when I could have made more if I'd gotten out early," she said. "The stock market's not an investment, it's gambling."

In Pictures: America's Worst Cities For Finding A Job
Can't get hired? You may just be in the wrong place.

Today In History Friday November 19, 2010
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.
1942 - During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
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.
1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit.
1979 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
1990 - NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.
1993 - The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.
1994 - The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia.
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 oil tanker Prestige broke into two pieces and sank off northwest Spain. The tanker lost about 2 million gallons of fuel oil when it ruptured November 13th and was towed about 150 miles out to sea.
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.

VIDEO: George W. Bush Confronted on 9/11 & war crimes in Florida

Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening
Orlando Sanford International Airport has decided to opt out from TSA screening. "All of our due diligence shows it's the way to go," said Larry Dale, the director of the Sanford Airport Authority. "You're going to get better service at a better price and more accountability and better customer service."
Dale says he will be sending a letter requesting to opt out from TSA screening, and instead the airport will choose one of the five approved private screening companies to take over.

Ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate cleared of 285 charges
A US court has found Ahmed Ghailani not guilty on all but one of 286 charges in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies, ending the first civilian trial of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate.

10 Things the HR Department Won’t Tell You
Find out how your next employer could be judging you based on a whole lot more than the résumé you submitted.

A Suggested Survival List
This column was initially released last June. Without a doubt, this has been one of my most requested columns.

TSA - Total Sexual Assault
I have an incident to share that occurred late Friday afternoon, November 12, 2010, around 5:15 in the Dayton International Airport.

Lockheed to close Minnesota plant by 2013
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. said on Thursday that it will close its Eagan, Minn. plant by 2013, eliminating or moving about 1,000 jobs.

Your Congressperson Got Richer Last Year. You Did Not.
From 2008 to 2009, the median household net worth for a member of Congress went up 19 percent. During the same time, the national median plummeted by 15 percent.
*** Related Article: 12 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind – Federal Employees And Members Of Congress Are Getting Rich While Those Of Us Who Pay Their Salaries Suffer

Man Makes Ridiculously Complicated Chart To Find Out Who Owns His Mortgage (CHART)
Dan Edstrom, of DTC Systems, who performs securitization audits, and who is giving a seminar in California next month, spent a year putting together a diagram that traces the path of his own house's mortgage. "Just When You Thought You Knew Something About Mortgage Securitizations," says Zero Hedge, you are presented with this almost hilariously complicated chart. A controversy of allegedly shoddy paperwork has raised doubts about the legitimacy of foreclosures nationwide (a crisis illustrated here and here), eliciting complaints from homeowners and investors alike.

Bernake Claims QEII Will Create 700,000 to 1 Million Jobs; Where? Mexico, Peru, China
In the truth is stranger than fiction category, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke tells US Senators that Quantitative Easing will create 700,000 to 1 Million Jobs.

The Fight for the Right to Eat What You Want
This summer armed government agents raided Rawesome Foods, a Venice, California health food co-op. What were the agents after? Unpasteurized milk, it turns out.

Debt Collectors Using Facebook to Stalk and Humiliate
It's not just friends that are noticing your status updates on Facebook.

Fed May Hesitate on More Easing After Critics Question Employment Mandate
The Federal Reserve is facing the fiercest political assault on its powers in three decades as it struggles to help revive the U.S. economy.

Senate Votes Cloture on on S 510
Yesterday, Senator Bob Casey informed his Pennsylvania constituents that the $1.6 billion price tag for S 510 will stop food smuggling in the United States. I kid you not:

The History of Health Tyranny
Contrary to popular belief Codex Alimentarius is neither a law nor a policy.

Cyber Experts Have Proof That China Has Hijacked U.S.-Based Internet Traffic
For 18 minutes in April, China’s state-controlled telecommunications company hijacked 15 percent of the world’s Internet traffic, including data from U.S. military, civilian organizations and those of other U.S. allies.

Some Question State Storehouse of Newborn DNA
A few drops of baby's blood dabbed on a card are used for California’s mandatory newborn screening for 77 serious genetic diseases, but parents might be surprised what the state does with that genetic material after the tests are complete

China's SAIC Buys Nearly 1% Stake in GM
General Motors Co. (GM)'s main joint venture partner in China, SAIC Motor Corp., says it has bought a nearly 1 percent stake in the American automaker through its initial public offering.

Hong Kong Confirms Human Bird Flu Case
Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of human bird flu in seven years.

Senators and TSA defend "Love Pats" at Airports
Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole and several senators from both parties defended the new, enhanced airport security screening procedures as necessary in the face of a persistent and evolving terrorist threat in a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Cholera and Dengue Fever: State Health Officials Issue Warnings of Two Diseases
TAMPA, Florida -- State health workers say it's official: Florida is now witnessing incidents of two diseases we haven't experienced in years, if not decades.

Senate Bill S 510 Vote Imminent - Procedural Vote Passes 74-25
U.S. Senate Bill S 510 is now on the Senate floor where a vote is expected shortly. Yesterday, the Motion to Invoke Cloture passed on a vote of 74-25 (see how they voted, below), sending the bill forward for a final vote perhaps as early as today.

Statin Drugs Are Over Prescribed in Healthy People Who Have No Evidence of Heart Disease
Mainstream medicine has been calling for more and more people to be placed on "miracle" drugs known as statins that lower cholesterol.

Antidepressants Promote Rapid Weight Gain
Taking antidepressant drugs like Risperdal (risperidone) and Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) could cause you to gain a lot of weight very quickly, according to a recent report in CNN.

Diet Makes All the Difference With Pancreatic Cancer Risk
What you eat plays a critical role in determining whether or not you develop cancer, indicates a new report published in the journal Nature.

Today In History Thursday November 18, 2010
1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica.
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.
1916 - Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force in World War I, called off the Battle of the Somme in France. The offensive began on July 1, 1916.
1928 - The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New York. It was Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.
1936 - Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of Francisco Franco.
1966 - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
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.
1976 - The parliament of Spain approved a bill that established a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1978 - In Jonestown, Guyana, Reverend Jim Jones persuaded his followers to commit suicide by drinking a death potion. Some people were shot to death. 914 cult members were left dead including over 200 children.
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.
1987 - CBS Inc. announced it had agreed to sell its record division to Sony Corp. for about $2 billion.
1988 - U.S. President Reagan signed major legislation provided the death penalty for drug traffickers who kill.
1991 - Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon freed Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff and patients.
1993 - Representatives from 21 South African political parties approved a new constitution.
1994 - Outside a mosque in the Gaza Strip, 15 people were killed and more than 150 wounded when Palestinian police opened fire on rioting worshipers.
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.
1999 - 12 people were killed and 28 injured when a huge bonfire under construction collapsed at Texas A&M in College Station, TX.
2001 - Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in the United States.

Minnesota Veterans Home Officials Suspended for Allegedly Punishing Residents Who Complain
Top administrators of a Minnesota veterans home have been suspended for allegedly retaliating against veterans who complained about their quality of care.

Ahmed Ghailani's acquittal on nearly all counts in embassy bombings case has big repercussions
Ahmed Ghailani was supposed to be the test case, the reason why political opposition to trying Guantanamo goons in civilian courts was just hot air.

Senate votes cloture on S 510 - must now be voted on in 60 days
By a vote of 74 to 25, at noon today, the U.S. Senate voted for cloture on S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, which means it must now be voted on in the full Senate within 60 days. All amendments to the controversial food control bill must be completed by that time.

GM: Bankrupt to back on the stock exchange
General Motors Co prepared for a dramatic return to the stock market on Thursday, a day after completing the largest U.S. share offering and less than a year and a half after emerging from a landmark bankruptcy.
*** Related Article: 6 Cars That Will Save GM

Qaeda-linked group threatens Israelis, in Hebrew
An al Qaeda-linked group issued a Hebrew threat on Thursday to avenge Israel's killing of two Gaza militants, in what an expert said was the first use of the language for such propaganda. In the half-minute-long recording posted on a website used by declared al Qaeda affiliates, a hoarse male voice tells the "aggressor Jews" they will not be safe from rockets and other attacks until they "leave the land of Palestine." Comment: Is the excuse for war being fabricated (again)?

Is it too late to buy gold?
With all of the recent hubbub about gold’s return to greatness and its phenomenal returns, is it too late to add a little shine to our portfolios? According to a recently released report by the Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research team, many factors seem to suggest continued momentum for gold.

VIDEO: "The war that is not a war" by Dr. Ron Paul

Government Employees Owe Billions in Delinquent Taxes
Need a quick three billion dollars, Uncle Sam? How about looking in your own pockets?

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: 6 Million Benefit-Paying Jobs Vanish in One Year!
Analysis of weekly unemployment data and covered employees shows that 5,977,844 benefit-paying jobs have been lost in the last year.

'US In Terribly Dangerous Territory' Bond Markets May Be Headed for 'Implosion'
Warning of the risk of an "implosion" in the bond market, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says the soaring federal budget deficit and the Fed's quantitative easing are putting the U.S. in "terribly dangerous territory."

TSA 'Strip and Grope' ; Meet the Fourth Amendment
Under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution:

What Is The Best US State to Move to If You Want to Insulate Yourself From the Coming Economic Meltdown?
Today, millions of American families are considering a move to another part of the country because of the growing economic problems that the United States is experiencing.

Ethics Panel Finds Rangel Guilty of Breaking House Rules
A House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules.

Will Internet Censorship Bill Be Pushed Through Lame-Duck Congress?
A bill giving the government the power to shut down Web sites that host materials that infringe copyright is making its way quietly through the lame-duck session of Congress, raising the ire of free-speech groups and prompting a group of academics to lobby against the effort.

GOP Senator Deals Setback to Nuclear Treaty with Russia
An agreement between the United States and Russia to slash their nuclear arsenals was in danger of collapse Tuesday after an influential Republican senator said it should not be voted on this year.

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in the District of Criminals as Corporations Line Up to Receive Their Gifts
The fake food safety bill S.510 will most likely be rammed through the Senate on Wednesday. While so many of us out here have fought tooth and nail to expose this corporate coup intended to end family and independent agriculture, our own Senate, under the guiding hand of Harry Reid, is set to pass one of the most egregious assaults on the independence and sovereignty of the US in our history.

RED ALERT! HR 3808 Veto Override Attempt
H.R. 3808: to require any Federal or State court to recognize any notarization made by a notary public licensed by a State other than the State where the court is located when such notarization occurs in or affects interstate commerce

Ron Paul introduces American Traveler Dignity Act
Mr. Speaker, today I introduce legislation to protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by federal Transportation Security Administration employees conducting screenings at the nation’s airports. We have seen the videos of terrified children being grabbed and probed by airport screeners. We have read the stories of Americans being subjected to humiliating body imaging machines and/or forced to have the most intimate parts of their bodies poked and fondled. We do not know the potentially harmful effects of the radiation emitted by the new millimeter wave machines. Read More...

VIDEO: We Won't Fly! Act Now, Travel With Dignity

Senate Votes Cloture on S 510 - Must Now Be Voted On in 60 Days
By a vote of 74 to 25, at noon today, the U.S. Senate voted for cloture on S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, which means it must now be voted on in the full Senate within 60 days. All amendments to the controversial food control bill must be completed by that time.

The History of Health Tyranny
Contrary to popular belief Codex Alimentarius is neither a law nor a policy.

Bloomberg Calls For Carbon Tax as a Way to Fight Terrorists
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke today before the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual conference. According to WSJ, he told attendees that the U.S. needs to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, if “you want to stop sending your money to … terrorists.”

Boehner Favored as 61st House Speaker on His 61st Birthday
House Republicans unanimously elected Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) to be the Speaker-designate of the House of Representatives.

Nancy Pelosi Survives Democratic Revolt
Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi as their minority leader on Wednesday, but only after a brutal two days of arguing behind closed doors and a 150-43 vote that revealed a bloc of disgruntled Democrats to be firmly in the anti-Pelosi camp.

Hispanic Lawmakers Seek DREAM ACT Vote
Congressional Hispanic Caucus leaders huddled with President Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss immigration issues and the lame-duck Congress, but no clear strategy emerged.

Soda Pop, Sales Tax Targeted to Cut Deficit
In an ambitious plan to slash the deficit and the fast-mounting national debt, the group also called for a new 6.5 percent national sales tax, as well as lower and simpler individual income and corporate tax rates.

Efforts to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts Falter as Talks are Delayed
A deal to extend soon-to-expire Bush-era tax cuts won’t be completed until December, and some Democrats in Congress said an accord may not be reached this year.

Not Made in America Prevails as Fed's 'Cheap Money' Finds Its Way Overseas
Southern Copper Corp., a Phoenix- based mining company that boasts some of the industry’s largest copper reserves, plans to invest $800 million this year in projects such as a new smelter and a more efficient natural-gas furnace.

Have the Opening Rounds of WWIII Already Started?
Is it fair to say the US and China are flexing their military strength? While reports are leaning toward China being responsible for the mysterious missile launch off the southern California coast last week, most of us have forgotten the mystery UFO/missile over China July 2010 this mystery light/missile was flying across the sky over an airport in China, on July 7, 2010 causing massive flight delays and intriguing the eyes of many.

School Milk Program Being Challenged in UK as Unhealthy
Critics of the United Kingdom's school milk program are becoming more vocal, challenging the widespread national assumption that drinking milk is good for children.

Today In History Wednesday November 17, 2010
1603 - Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason.
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.
1880 - The first three British female graduates received their Bachelor of Arts degrees from London University.
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."
1979 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
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 - A mass grave was discovered by the bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. The bodies were believed to be those of World War II prisoners of war.
1990 - The Soviet government agreed to change the country's constitution.
1997 - 62 people were killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt. The attackers were killed by police.
2001 - "Toys "R" Us Times Square - The Center of the Toy Universe" opened in New York City.
2006 - Sony's PlayStation 3 went on sale in the United States.

TODAY Congress Will Try - By Secret Vote - to Retroactively Legalize Foreclosure Fraud and Forgery By the Big Banks
As I've previously noted, forgery of mortgage documents is systematic and widespread. See this, this, this, this and this.

Remember the boy who was told to take the American Flag off his bike at School? - BIKERS ESCORT CODY ALICEA TO SCHOOL
A Must see!!

Janet Napolitano: Scanners are safe, pat-downs discreet
** Related Article: Big Sis Napolitano sued for 'degrading' searches
A lawsuit was filed today against Janet Napolitano and the Transportation Security Administration alleging that the invasive airport "security" procedures instituted at President Obama's instructions are "profane, degrading, intrusive and indecent" and are both "unreasonable and violative of the Fourth Amendment."

Experts say BP ignored warning signs on doomed well
Expert panel says signs of trouble missed, ignored prior to massive Gulf oil spill. In a 28-page report released late Tuesday, an independent panel convened by the National Academy of Engineering said the companies failed to learn from "near misses" and neither BP, its contractors nor federal regulators caught or corrected flawed decisions that contributed to the blowout.

Constitutional Tender Act RE-Introduced in Georgia
The "Constitutional Tender Act" has been re-introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives by Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-43), a member of the Georgia House Banks & Banking Committee, for the 2011 Session of the Georgia Legislature. The bill number is HB 3. It will take a strong dose of involvement from citizens across the country to get our States back on track using Constitutionally-mandated money, so we'll need YOUR help!

$53,957 in Circulation for Every Ounce of Gold
This is a jaw dropping snapshot showing the amount of dollars in circulation per one ounce of gold at various points from 1945 to today.

James Turk - $400 Silver by 2013 to 2015
He has been projecting gold to hit $8,000 by 2013 to 2015, so that would equate to silver hitting $400, and that is well within the realm of possibility as silver reverts back to its historical mean.”

Should You Be Snuggling With Your Cell Phone?
WARNING: Holding a cellphone against your ear may be hazardous to your health. So may stuffing it in a pocket against your body. I’m paraphrasing here. But the legal departments of cellphone manufacturers slip a warning about holding the phone against your head or body into the fine print of the little slip that you toss aside when unpacking your phone. Apple, for example, doesn’t want iPhones to come closer than 5/8 of an inch; Research In Motion, BlackBerry’s manufacturer, is still more cautious: keep a distance of about an inch.

Mortgage-Backed Securities Without Mortgages?
The number of deals the RMBS Investor Clearing House now has a big enough interest in to request action by bond trustees has climbed about 30 percent since a July statement by Franklin.

US Foreclosure Mess Impact Could Be Severe
Widespread problems in how U.S. lenders documented foreclosures could spark a wave of legal challenges resulting in massive losses to banks and serious new troubles for the housing market, a federal watchdog warned on Tuesday.

Ireland Told: Take EU Bailout or Trigger Crisis
An increasingly isolated Irish government was coming under mounting pressure tonight to seek an EU or International Monetary Fund bailout within 24 hours amid fears that contagion from its crippled banking sector might spread through the weaker eurozone countries.

In Search of 1.1 Million Jobs Claimed by Obama; Where the Hell Are They?
On November 5, the administration was singing the praises of an economic recovery that allegedly created 1.1 million jobs this year.

TSA to Investigate Body Scan Resister
The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, the Oceanside man who left Lindbergh Field under duress on Saturday morning after refusing to undertake a full body scan.

China Raises US Debt Holdings AS Others Offload
The United States's top creditor China increased its stockpile of American debt in September, official figures showed on Tuesday, even as other nations slashed their holdings.

Weaker Dollar Seen As Unlikely to Cure Joblessness
A weakening currency traditionally helps a country raise its exports and create more jobs for its workers. But the declining value of the dollar may not help the United States increase economic growth as much as it might have in the past.

Obama Plans Still Another Trip
If President Barack Obama is not yet convinced that his international star power has faded, his next round of transatlantic summitry should clear up any lingering doubts.

China Makes Plans for a Big Purchase of Corn...Prices Higher!
Below is a "Special Update" I sent out early this morning about the trade rumors floating around with China & Argentina I thought you guys mights like to read the is very interesting.

SENATE TO VOTE WED on Fake Food Safety Bill S.510
Campaign for Liberty, the “Doctors Ron and Rand Paul” citizen group broke the story earlier today [Monday, 11.15.10] that S.510, the horrific, fake “food safety” bill (and possibly its evil companions, S.3767 and the discredited S.3002) will be pushed through the Lame Duck Congress this week.

Wendy's Unveils Natural-Cut Fries Made With Sea Salt
If you ever ask yourself whether all of us in the natural health community are really making a difference, look no further than today's astonishing news: the Wendy's fast food chain has announced new "natural-cut" French fries made with sea salt.

BPA Destroys Sperm
Results from a five-year trial on the effects of bisphenol-A (BPA) in human males has revealed that the popular plastics chemical destroys sperm.

Younger Schoolchildren More Likely to be Falsely Diagnosed With ADHD
Children born during the summer are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than children born later in the school year, according to a study conducted by researchers from North Carolina State University and published in the Journal of Health Economics.

Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act Vote Imminent: Would Outlaw Gardening and Saving Seeds
Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called "the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America."

Daily Dose of Beet Juice Promotes Brain Health in Older Adults
The memory and mind-destroying disease known as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are often seen as terrifying consequences of aging that strike out of the blue -- and supposedly little can be done to prevent or treat these horrible conditions.

Russian Prison to be Outfitted With Tanning Beds for Better Prisoner Health
Russian health authorities recently demonstrated that they hold a much different opinion on the safety and effectiveness of tanning beds than do American health authorities.

Chocolate Prices Could Skyrocket as Cocoa Farmers Leave Business
The era of cheap chocolate may soon come to an end as many cocoa farmers in West Africa -- which represents the largest cocoa-growing region in the world -- continue to leave the business.

China Experiencing a Runaway Garlic Price Bubble
Garlic prices have surged to such a degree in China that analysts are warning the market may have entered a bubble that will inevitably burst.

Today In History Tuesday November 16, 2010
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.
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.
1985 - Colonel Oliver North was put in charge of the shipment of HAWK anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
1988 - Estonia's parliament declared that the Baltic republic "sovereign," but stopped short of complete independence.
1997 - China released Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident from jail for medical reasons. He had been incarcerated for almost 18 years.
1998 - In Burlington, Wisconsin, five high school students, aged 15 to 16, were arrested in an alleged plot to kill a carefully selected group of teachers and students.
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.

Alleged Vet Scam Nets Over $100 Million
A manhunt is on for an alleged scam artist who may have made off with more than $100 million in donations to a charity for Navy veterans. The suspect, who went by the name of Bobby Thompson, started his efforts by attempting to establish the credibility of his "U.S. Navy Veterans Association" with small charitable and political donations of his own, according to a report broadcast Wednesday night on ABC's World News.

Opposition to U.S. trial likely to keep mastermind of 9/11 attacks in detention
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, will probably remain in military detention without trial for the foreseeable future, according to Obama administration officials.

A third of Chicago-area homes underwater - housing market struggling to recover
The number of Chicago-area homes with negative equity in the Chicago area continued to rise in the year’s third quarter, a troubling sign for a local housing market struggling to recover. Some 32.9 percent of all local single-family detached homes with mortgages were underwater in September, meaning the homeowners owed more on the loans than the properties are worth, according to new data from realty Web site That compares with 30.9 percent in June and 27.2 percent in September 2009. The report does not include data on condominiums.

Hearing for Fort Hood shooting suspect ends
A hearing to determine if an Army psychiatrist should stand trial in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military base ended Monday with defense lawyers presenting no evidence. After a three-week break, accused gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan was back in court at Fort Hood to resume his Article 32 hearing. His lawyers chose to call no witnesses at the military court proceeding.

Prince William to marry Kate Middleton next year
Prince William is to marry long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year, Clarence House has said. William, second in line to the throne, will marry in London next spring or summer and live in north Wales, where he is serving with the RAF.

The Outlook for Silver Remains Very Bullish
Most trading in physical silver takes place in London and Zurich. The weakness on Friday occurred after both of these centers had closed. That means that prices were driven down in the paper market. We have seen these late Friday raids to ‘paint the tape’ many times over the past decade, so this latest one should not be a surprise. But what is indeed a surprise to me is that the silver shorts would try this gambit now when the physical market is so tight. Lower prices will only heighten the demand for physical metal. Thus, I expect the silver price to rebound sharply this week.

Eight detained after Shanghai apartment fire kills 53
Chinese police held eight suspects on Tuesday after a Shanghai apartment fire that killed at least 53 people was blamed on unlicensed welding, in a jolt for the growing number of people who live in high-rises in China. The fire gutted a 28-story high-rise in China's busy commercial hub, sending plumes of black smoke over the city. "The fire started because someone was illegally welding on the 10th floor and the spark led to the big fire. The sparks hit the nylon mesh on the outside of the building," Cheng Jiulong, deputy head of the Shanghai police, told a news conference. Comment: This building fire looks more intense than that in WTC7, so why didn't it collapse into its own footprint at the freefall speed of gravity?

UK to compensate Guantanamo ex-detainees
Britain is set to pay out millions of pounds in compensation to former detainees held in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, British media said Tuesday. The detainees were among about a dozen former prisoners who would be granted an out-of-court settlement, according to the BBC. "At least six of them alleged British security forces were complicit in their torture before they arrived at Guantanamo," the BBC said on its website. The office of Prime Minister David Cameron said a written statement would be made to parliament later Tuesday. Several Britons of Pakistani descent have said they were abused in custody in Pakistan with British complicity.

Arizona Infragard - Partnership for Protection
All Arizona InfraGard Members are invited to attend the 2011 Annual Membership Meeting to gain a recap on our activities, hear critical insight from our Keynote Speakers and to network with fellow members and guests. Along with our presentations, dinner will be served and we invite you to bring a guest.

Bond Market to Bernake: F@&K You!
Remember, Bernanke told us all that his plan would bring down interest rates, including those for home loans. In point of fact, just like last time with QE1, yields and thus interest rates for mortgages actually went up, not down.

Rangel Ethics Case in Hands of Jury of Lawmakers
Once one of the most powerful members of Congress, veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of New York was reduced Monday to pleading with colleagues for more time to raise money for a lawyer before they took up misconduct charges against him.

Benjamin Netanyahu Takes US Offer to His Cabinet
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has presented to his cabinet a proposed American offer of security and political inducements in exchange for Israel agreeing to issue a new three-month partial West Bank settlement freeze.

Red Flag Rules: Big Brother is Watching You Buy a Used Car
Want to buy a used car or a new appliance? Be prepared to answer a list of questions posed by the salesman before you’re given permission to make your purchase. It’s coming in less than 60 days, courtesy of a Federal Government that dying to hold someone accountable other than its employees for Homeland Security.

G20 Failure Moves Global Economy to Brink of Protectionism
President Barack Obama emerged from the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea last week saying the heads of state and finance ministers gathered there had agreed to “get the global economy back on the path of recovery.”

North American Union - 'US Super Spy Center' Uncovered in Mexico
With the approval of Felipe Calderón’s Administration, the U.S. Government finally got what it always wanted: To set up a super spy center in Mexico City.

If You Want to Know What Happens When the IMF Come In, Look At the Baltic Tiger
When Latvia's credit-fuelled property bubble burst, the country got outside help. The result was both hardship and signs of recovery, writes Political Correspondent Conor McMorrow

CDC and ADA Now Advise to Avoid Using Fluoride
A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association finds once again that, contrary to what most people have been told, fluoride is actually bad for teeth.

'Fusion Centers' Gather Terrorism Intelligence
About a year ago, a police officer in Maryland noticed a truck loaded with plastic pallets driving down a main road in the early morning.

Euro Under Siege As Now Portugal Hits Panic Button
The euro is facing an unprecedented crisis after another country indicated on Monday night that it was at a "high risk" of requiring an international bail-out.

Greek Deficit Much Bigger Than Estimate
Greece's goal of reducing its gargantuan debt received a fresh blow today when the EU statistics agency announced that the country's 2009 budget deficit was much worse than first thought.

TSA: Despite Objections, All Passengers Must Be Screened
In response to a video of a California man's dispute with airport security officials, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday it tries to be sensitive to individuals, but everyone getting on a flight must be screened.

China, India, Russia Vow to Deepen Cooperation
The foreign ministers of developing giants China, India and Russia pledged on Monday to step up cooperation in trade, energy and geopolitical affairs including climate change.

Government Gropers at Airports a Ruse for Body Scanners Coming to Schools and Malls
Perhaps one of the most controversial topics today is the use of “naked” body scanners at airports by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Chemical Nightmare in Your Mattress
The average mattress is a cocktail of toxic substances, warns Barry Cik of Naturepedic, in an article published on

Woman Finds Cancer Cure in Dairy-Free Diet Based on Anit-Cancer Plants
Eminent geologist Jane Plant is now promoting a dietary program for the treatment of cancer, saying that going dairy-free and eating cancer-protective foods helped cure her breast cancer where conventional Western medicine had failed.

High Fructose Beverages Tied to Gout
New research derived from the larger Nurses' Health Study has found a new connection between drinking fructose-rich beverages like soda and developing joint arthritis.

Women's Hormones Affect Their Clothing Shopping Habits
Ovulation-related changes in hormone levels may actually produce changes in women's shopping habits, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and published in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Today In History Monday November 15, 2010
1777 - The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that became known as Pikes Peak.
1889 - Brazil's monarchy was overthrown.
1901 - Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid.
1920 - The League of Nations met for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.
1926 - The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations. The first network radio broadcast was a four-hour "spectacular."
1939 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
1940 - The first 75,000 men were called to Armed Forces duty under peacetime conscription.
1966 - The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
1969 - In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War.
1986 - A government tribunal in Nicaragua convicted American Eugene Hasenfus of charges related to his role in delivering arms to Contra rebels. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and was pardoned a month later.
1995 - Texaco agreed to pay $176 million to settle a race-discrimination lawsuit.
1999 - Representatives from China and the United States signed a major trade agreement that involved China's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
2005 - In Amiens, France, Isabelle Dinoire became the first person to undergo a partial face transplant. She had been attacked by a dog earlier in the year.
2006 - Andy Warhol's painting of Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong sold for $17.4 million. At the same auction "Orange Marilyn" sold for $16.2 million and "Sixteen Jackies" sold for $15.6 million.

Cuomo Opposes Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial In NY Brooklyn Update
Gov. elect Andrew Cuomo says the trial of the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks shouldn’t be held in New York state.
 *** Learn more about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Slowing down to blow out 106 candles
Let's see. Her calendar's a bit full. There's daily exercise, ceramics, weekly yoga, twice-a-week church services, occasional club activities with the 90s-plus group, the lifelong learning classes, her beloved bingo, arts and crafts, Friday night movie, time set aside to read the daily newspaper. Is there room for a birthday party? Millie Bayha turns 106 Monday. As the guest of honor at a birthday celebration thrown by The Arboretum senior retirement center in Menomonee Falls where she lives, she'll be the life of the party.

VIDEO: Geraldo Rivera Does 911 Truth Segment About Building 7

TSA Ejects Oceanside Man From Airport for Refusing Security Check
John Tyner won't be pheasant hunting in South Dakota with his father-in-law any time soon. Tyner was simultaneously thrown out of San Diego International Airport on Saturday morning for refusing to submit to a security check and threatened with a civil suit and $10,000 fine if he left.

'Mike Tawse Original' Thought For The Day
If Democracy Exists…If democracy exists, it is for the people to determine the obligations of their appointed governments and never for governments to grant freedom to the people, for it already belongs to them. Those who are appointed to serve must be subject to, and never masters of, the people.

FDIC failed Banks

Bank of America Is In Deep Trouble, and There May Be Financial Disaster on the Horizon
Will Bank of America be the first Wall Street giant to once again point a gun to its own head, telling us it'll crash and burn and take down the financial system if we don’t pony up for another massive bailout?

Penny-pinching consumers cutting cable, cell service
Generic brands, brown-bag lunches, and fewer trips to the beauty salon are three of the top ways U.S. consumers are looking to save money, according to a recent survey. Look a little further down the list, though, and you'll find that more and more Americans are also cutting back on their cable TV and cell phone service.

Brazil slaps trade sanctions on US over cotton dispute
The Brazilian government has announced trade sanctions against a variety of American goods in retaliation for illegal US subsidies to cotton farmers. Brazil published a list of 100 US goods that would be subject to import tariffs in 30 days, unless the two governments reached a last-minute accord.

Eric Cantor's Pledge of Allegiance
Soon-to-be GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor met on Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- the same day when the actual U.S. Secretary of State met with Netanyahu -- and vowed that he and his GOP colleagues would protect and defend Israeli interests against his own Government.

The Plot to Destroy the United States
Plans are in motion for a “false flag” attack on America. Iran will be blamed, everyone knows that and Iran will be totally innocent.

Wow - Check Out How Blatantly Our Government Mislead Us With The October Jobs Numbers
Remember last Friday's payrolls numbers--the ones that blew away expectations about the number of jobs created and got everyone talking about recovery again?

Rules in Chandler Restrooms: Don't Drink From the Toilets
Chandler's new City Hall comes with some features that have municipal workers and visitors scratching their heads. Like the restroom signs that tell people not to drink out of the urinals and toilets.

Extend and Pretend: A 40 Year, 2% Loan Mod
Banks are going to quite some lengths to avoid doing principal mods. I’d love to know how Bank of America will book this loan versus the it one currently has.

G20 Goes Wrong?
The G20 Summit has come and gone. Herman Van Rompuy may be satisfied with its outcome but the chances are that many involved in the Western power elite nexus will not be.

Burning Goodwill: A Reply to a Consumer Organization Regarding S.510
You are either totally ignorant about the contents of S. 510, the food “safety” bill, or you are a shill.

When The Collapse Comes, Will FEMA Camps Look Like Club Med?
The collapse of American society occurs in early 2011. The system was fundamentally headed toward this stunning unraveling for decades, but it took a multi-city nuclear "terror" attack on American soil to plunge the system into chaos.

Walmart's Secret Study: Inflation Already Here
The world's largest retailer just completed a confidential study revealing inflation has already heated up.

Public School Bans US Flag to Avoid 'Racial Tension'
A public middle school student in central California was forced to take an American flag off his bike because administrators feared Old Glory would ignite “racial tension” among Hispanic students.

Scientists Develop GMO Plant That Produces Pharmaceutical Drugs
Splicing and dicing natural plant compounds and patenting them for profit may be a thing of the past for drug companies, at least in terms of them having to do it manually in a laboratory.

United States Supreme Court Will Soon Issue a Landmark Decision on the Validity of the Constitution
The United States Supreme Court will soon issue a landmark decision on the validity of the Constitution.

Foreclosuregate Could Force Bank Nationalization
For two years, politicians have danced around the nationalization issue, but ForeclosureGate may be the last straw.

McDonald's and PepsiCo to Help Write UK Health Policy
The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald's and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, Unilever, Mars and Diageo at the heart of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related disease, the Guardian has learned.

Pentagon Readies New Ship-Killers for Pacific Showdown
Pentagon planners were wary of China’s double-digit military-budget growth rates even before the global economic crisis put the squeeze on America’s own defense investment.

Texas Officials Covered Up Dangerously Radioactive Tap Water for Years
Texas officials charged with protecting the environment and public health have for years made arbitrary subtractions to the measured levels of radiation delivered by water utilities across the state, according to a series of investigative reports out of Houston.

VIDEO: Obama Strikes Out in Asia

VIDEO: Obama White House Hands Out 111 Obamacare Waivers

Losses Are Getting Steeper for US Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service more than doubled its losses in fiscal year 2010, despite cutting billions of dollars in expenses and trimming its staff.

Ireland Goes bust, Irish Bank Run
There was a bank run in Ireland on Wednesday. LCH Clearnet, a London based clearinghouse, surprised the markets by announcing it would increase margin requirements on Irish debt by 15 percent.

Rand Paul Defends BP Again
Now that he's been elected, Rand Paul has no need to run away from the media any more, so he showed up today on "Face The Nation" -- and out came the crazy: Rand Paul says Obama set the wrong tone on BP.

Coronal Mass Ejection Headed Towards Earth, NASA Says Solar flare Will Strike Earth Nov 14 or 15
Active sunspot 1123 erupted during the early hours of Nov. 12th, producing a C4-class solar flare and apparently hurling a filament of material in the general direction of Earth.

TSA Security Officers Flunk Physics
Since publishing my story about the TSA's naked body scanners and the "opt out" procedure (, I've received a steady stream of reports from people who are traveling, all of whom are now choosing to opt out of the scanners.

Smiling Helps Prevent Aging, Wrinkles
The old adage that it takes more muscle power to frown than to smile may finally be put to rest, at least in terms of how using those muscles affects the aging process.

Blacks Have More Serious Cancer Due to Vitamin D Deficiency Caused by Skin Color
Women of African ancestry are more likely to develop a more aggressive form of breast cancer known as "triple negative," researchers have found, but the explanation for this correlation may have more to do with vitamin levels than with genetic predisposition.

Incarcerated Kids Drugged With Antipsychotics
On Oct. 1, 2010, John Kelly reported on an investigation by Youth Today that found atypical antipsychotics were prescribed to many incarcerated youths in juvenile facilities in the US without a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, the only FDA-approved indications for use with juveniles.

Prescription Drug Addicts Hit Up Emergency Rooms for Their Next Fix
Prescription drug abuse is out of control across the nation. Powerful opiate painkillers like OxyContin (odycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) are replacing street drugs as addicts' drugs of choice, and these substances are causing increasing amounts of accident-related injuries and deaths.

Traditional Deliveries for Breach Babies Often Safer Than C-Sections
About 4 percent of babies about to be born are in the "breech position" -- meaning their feet or buttocks are positioned to be delivered first instead of their heads.

Airbus, Boeing models draw scrutiny after accidents
The pilot of the Airbus A320 swooped in low over the airport to show off the brand-new passenger jet before hundreds of people at an air show. Then the worst public relations nightmare imaginable occurred for Airbus and its revolutionary, computer-controlled jet: The plane carrying 136 people jet flew past the runway and disappeared into a clump of trees, erupting into a giant fireball. Three people died. Comment: With the airport body scanners adding insult to injury, I still tell people that if I cannot drive there, I don't need to go there.

Doctors skeptical of center's claims
The Brain Balance Achievement Center, a franchise that opened in Mequon last summer, offers a program that it contends can help children overcome attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, Asperger's syndrome, Tourette syndrome, autism and other disorders. The 12-week program - costing $6,000, plus roughly $125 to $500 in nutritional supplements - purportedly does this by addressing an imbalance between the right and left sides of the brain that it calls "functional disconnection syndrome." The program is based on the contention that ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other disorders all result from this syndrome. "That functional disconnection syndrome basically states in the literature that the two sides of the brain are not communicating effectively together due to the fact that one side of the brain is actually maturing at a faster rate than the other side," said Jeremy Fritz, a chiropractor and co-owner of the franchise.

Today In History Friday November 12, 2010
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.
1892 - William "Pudge" Heffelfinger became the first professional football player when he was paid a $500 bonus for helping the Allegheny Athletic Association beat the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
1915 - Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
1918 - Austria and Czechoslovakia were declared independent republics.
1921 - Representatives of nine nations gathered for the start of the Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments.
1927 - Joseph Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union while Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party.
1942 - During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.
1944 - During World War II, the German battleship "Tirpitz" was sunk off the coast of Norway.
1946 - The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL.
1948 - The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo and six other World War II Japanese leaders to death.
1954 - Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.
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.
1991 - In the U.S., Robert Gates was sworn in as CIA director.
1995 - The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir.
1997 - Four Americans and their Pakistani driver were shot to death in Karachi, Pakistan. The Americans were oil company employees.
1997 - The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iraq for constraints being placed on UN arms inspectors.
1997 - Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
2001 - American Airlines flight 587 crashed just minutes after take off from Kennedy Airport in New York. The Airbus A300 crashed into the Rockaway Beach section of Queens. All 260 people aboard were killed.
2001 - It was reported that the Northern Alliance had taken the Kabul, Afghanistan, from the ruling Taliban. The Norther Alliance at this point was reported to have control over most of the northern areas of Afghanistan.

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Glenn Beck Says Government Will Stage "False Flag" Terror to Discredit Opposition
In an unprecedented outburst on his Fox News show earlier this week, Glenn Beck identified the threat that we have been warning about for over a year, that the powers behind the Obama administration are preparing to stage a false flag event that will be blamed on its political opposition to derail the movement against big government.

Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise, leaving military chiefs red-faced
American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board. By the time it surfaced the 160ft Song Class diesel-electric attack submarine is understood to have sailed within viable range for launching torpedoes or missiles at the carrier. (NOTE: This is an article from 2007)

World Bank Loans Mexico $100 Million to Improve Water Utilities Efficiency
The World Bank (WB) Board of Directors approved a US$100 million loan for the Mexico Water Utilities Efficiency Improvement Project, which seeks to improve efficiency of participating utilities through technical assistance and financing framed under the sector policy.

Bombs Kill Six Baghdad Christians, Sow Panic
A string of anti-Christian bombings has cost six more lives in the wake of the Baghdad church bloodbath, sowing panic in Iraq's 2,000-year-old minority on Wednesday, many of whom now want to flee.

Airborne rebellion: Group urges ‘national opt-out day’ for airport body scanners
Pilots, flight attendants lead public opposition to intrusive new measures. TSA employee reportedly admitted pat-down involving touching of genitals meant to intimidate people into using body scanners.

In one case handled by Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, a homeowner refinanced her house in 2005 but almost immediately got into trouble, going into default in December of that year.

China, Russia vow to advance military ties
China and Russia on Tuesday vowed to further advance military ties amid Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov visit to Beijing.

Over Half of America's Foreclosure Are Occurring in These 5 States
The latest monthly report from RealtyTrac shows foreclosure activity declining 4%, but that could be misleading. The numbers are only down because of the post-foreclosure-gate foreclosure freeze, which actually could make this market worse.

The Coming $25 25.4 Billion California Financial Earthquake
Here's another reason Bernanke is printing. He needs to get cheap money into the economy so that it finds its way into the hands of states like California, who will otherwise be suffocated in debt.

Insider Selling Hits All Time Record of $4.5 Billion In Prior Week As Everyone Is Getting Out of Market
Insiders have officially marked the top of the stock market: last week's insider selling of all stocks (not just S&P) hit an all time record of $4.5 billion.

Ireland Rescue Imminent as Bund Spreads Pass 720bps
At last check Irish-Bund spreads were north of 725 bps, meaning Ireland is now effectively insolvent, and joins Greece in the group of bankrupt European countries.

Feds Dismiss Claims at FDA Device Unit
For the second time this year, federal inspectors have dismissed allegations by Food and Drug Administration scientists who say they were pressured and harassed by their managers into approving medical devices against their judgment.

CBS 2 Chopper Captures Images of Red-Hot Streak Behind NYC Skyline
It was a bizarre, glowing red-hot streak in the sky — right at sunset Wednesday — moving briskly behind the Manhattan skyline.

Pessimism Pervades as G20 Leaders Show Sharp Split
A strong sense of pessimism shrouded the start of an economic summit of rich and emerging economies Thursday, with President Barack Obama and fellow world leaders arriving in Seoul sharply divided over currency and trade policies.

US Must Begin Criminal Investigation of Torture Following Bush Admission
Amnesty International today urged a criminal investigation into the role of former US President George W. Bush and other officials in the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" against detainees held in secret US custody after the former president admitted authorizing their use.


President Obama Can't Close Deals at G20 Summit
President Barack Obama failed to reach agreement on two international deals to help spur the U.S. economy, unexpected setbacks on an Asia trip that was supposed to emphasize his stature abroad and change the subject from last week’s electoral drubbing.

China's SAIC Close GM IPO Stake Buy-Sources
The two government-funded automakers are currently finalizing how much of a stake SAIC would buy in the top U.S. automaker after discussions involving technology sharing and SAIC's ambitions to move beyond the China market, the sources said.

Clinton Announces Aid to Palestinian Authority
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced new funding to the Palestinian Authority and held talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Wednesday, a day before her scheduled meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York.

Student Fees Protected: 'This Is Just the Beginning'
Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of London in a demonstration that spiralled out of control when a fringe group of protesters hurled missiles at police and occupied the building housing Conservative party headquarters.

Deficit Plan Matches $3.8 Trillion Math With Tough Politics
A plan offered by the leaders of President Barack Obama’s commission to reduce the federal deficit might work. It just won’t happen.

Increases in Food Prices Surpass Overall Inflation
Food prices are rising faster than overall inflation and more increases are expected in coming months, according to government reports and expert analysts.

Food Wrappers Leach Harmful Chemicals Into Food
Man-made chemicals are all over the place in today's environment, and many of them regularly come into direct contact with the food supply.

State Considers Banning Sweets At School Parties
Birthday celebrations for schoolchildren that involve cupcakes, brownies, and other sweet treats could soon be a thing of the past in Pennsylvania.

Abuse of Prescription Drugs Rises 400 Percent in 10 Years
Abuse of prescription painkillers in the United States increased 400 percent between 1998 and 2008, according to a study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Common Painkiller Drugs Lead to Male Infertility
Phthalates, bisphenol-A (BPA), and other environmental toxins are now widely known to disrupt proper hormone function in humans, but a new study has revealed that common painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen are far worse.

Today In History Thursday November 11, 2010 - Veterans Day - Honoring our Veterans....Past and Present!
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.
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.
1918 - Poland was reestablished shortly after the surrender of Germany.
1920 - The body of an unknown British soldier was buried in Westminster Abbey. The service was recorded with the first electronic recording process developed by Lionel Guest and H.O. Merriman.
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.
1942 - During World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France.
1952 - The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA.
1965 - The government of Rhodesia declared its independence from Britain. The country later became known as Zimbabwe.
1965 - Walt Disney announced a project in Florida.
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.
1975 - Civil war broke out when Angola gained independence from Portugal.
1981 - The U.S.S. Ohio was commissioned at the Electric Boat Division in Groton, CT. It was the first Trident class submarine.
1984 - The Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. died in Atlanta at age 84.
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan accepted the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a gift to the nation from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
1990 - Stormie Jones, the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient, died at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 13.
1991 - The U.S. stationed its first diplomat in Cambodia in 16 years to help the nation arrange democratic elections.
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.
1992 - The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
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.
1994 - In Gaza, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an Israeli military checkpoint killing three soldiers.
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.
1997 - The Eastman Kodak Company announced that they were laying off 10,000 employees.
2002 - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged $100 million to fight AIDS in India.

NC to set record topping 70K foreclosures
The North Carolina Justice Center says the state is on pace to set a record with more than 70,000 home foreclosures in 2010. The advocacy group said Monday its projection is based on an analysis of current foreclosure filings across the state.

Doug Casey on Gold's New High, the Fed, and the Greater Depression
Just to redeem the approximately $7 trillion owned by foreigners would need gold at about $25,000 an ounce. But if you take the U.S. national debt – say $14 trillion, which is a gross understatement – and divide it by the 262 million ounces of gold thought to remain in Fort Knox – you get a number in excess of $50,000 per ounce. Spending as much time in Argentina as I do now, it's becoming much more natural for me to assume that government numbers are cooked up to suit. It seems to me that American politicians have taken a lot of lessons from the Kirchners. The numbers are getting so big, perhaps Obama will have to ask his science advisor what comes after a trillion.

Canadian Free Press: Of missiles & money - don't ask, won't tell
Today, Americans were treated with a number of explanations from our government officials, military pundits, and even media personalities about the incident. Those explanations range from the “embarrassing if true” to the “downright insulting,” with numerous variations in between. Ranging from having no information on the incident, to assurances that an investigation is underway, and my personal favorite, it is the contrail from an airplane that caused an optical illusion due to a problem of visual perspective, we are either in a boatload of trouble with regard to our national defense, or the hubris of the power elite is at an all time high.

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Reagan Budget Chief Slams GOP on Taxes
A former Reagan administration budget director who was behind the largest tax cut in US history now says the US can't afford any more tax cuts, and both major parties are participating in a "big lie," pretending that no tax hikes are necessary despite a three-decade record of growing budget deficits.

Former ECB Chief Economist Says U.S. Is Jeopardizing Dollar's Global Role
Former European Central Bank chief economist Otmar Issing said the U.S. is jeopardizing the international role of the dollar if it continues to ignore the causes of its current account deficit.

Some Judges Chastise Banks Over Foreclosure Paperwork
A year ago, Long Island Judge Jeffrey Spinner concluded that a mortgage company's paperwork in a foreclosure case was so flawed and its behavior in negotiations with the borrower so "repugnant" that he erased the family's $292,500 debt and gave the house back for free.

Mystery Vapor Trail Over California Was Left by Plane, Not Missile, Experts Say
A series of U.S. government agencies said Tuesday that they could not explain what created a vapor trail that lit up the sky Monday night over Southern California.

Zoellick urges G20 to heed gold price
The soaring price of gold reflects international unease about the strength of large developed economies that must be taken seriously by the Group of 20 leading nations, according to Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank. Mr Zoellick on Wednesday said the increasing use of gold as a monetary asset was an “elephant in the room” that was being ignored by policymakers in the debate over how to correct global trade and fiscal imbalances.

China jails father of tainted milk victim
A Chinese activist who organised a support group for parents of children affected by one of the country’s worst food safety scandals has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison on a charge often used to silence government critics. A Beijing court on Wednesday handed down the unusually harsh sentence for “disturbing social order” on Zhao Lianhai, whose young son fell ill in 2008 after drinking baby formula tainted with melamine, an industrial chemical.

Get your flu shot at an airport near you
First marketed to travelers by the medical clinic at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport seven or eight years ago, in-airport flu shots are being offered this year at clinics and temporary kiosks at close to two dozen airports stretching from Los Angeles to Miami.

Napolitano Appoints Islamist to Homeland Security Panel
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's appointment of "de-radicalization" expert Mohamed Elibiary to the Homeland Security Advisory Council earlier this month has thus far drawn little attention from Congress or the media, despite his record of criticizing successful terrorism prosecutions and praising Islamist ideologue Sayyid Qutb.

Securitization Trustees in the Crosshairs in Mortgage Mess
Tom Adams pointed to an article in American Banker by Kate Berry which discusses how mortgage securitization trustees are increasingly coming under scrutiny in the foreclosure crisis.

Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty's Response
Our lame duck, presidential wannabe, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has demonstrated by his response how much he gives a damn over what we think of S.510:

Obama Introduced as 'Fellow Kenyan'
It seems no matter where President Obama goes, he continues to be called a "fellow Kenyan" for some strange reason by Kenyan officials.

Chinese Panic as West Waits?
Things are coming together now. The next G20 meeting will be swell and increased world governance must soon follow.

VIDEO: Greenspan Admits Banks Robbed the World

Flight Attendants Union Upset Over New Pat-Down Procedures
A flight attendants union with 2,000 members is upset over what it calls "invasive pat-downs" recently implemented by the TSA.

Sears to Be Open Thanksgiving for First Time
Sears will open on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in its 124-year history. The Hoffman Estates-based retailer will open stores from 7 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day.

Jobless Claims Drift Lower; Prices Rise, Trade Gap Cut
Initial claims for U.S. jobless benefits hit a four-month low last week, while the trade gap narrowed more than expected in September, hopeful signs for an economy that has been stuck in a slow-growth rut.

Students Protest in London, Conservative HQ Attacked
A group of demonstrators broke into the headquarters of Britain's governing Conservative Party in London on Wednesday, spray-painting anarchy symbols and setting off flares before being forced out of the building.

Ireland's Crisis Flares as Investors Dump Bonds
Ireland's financial troubles loomed large Wednesday as investors - betting that the country soon could join Greece in seeking an EU bailout - drove the interest rate on the country's 10-year borrowing to a new high.

Perry Calls Social Security Bankrupt 'Ponzi Scheme'
Gov. Rick Perry stopped off in the Alamo City on Tuesday for a bite of barbecue and a bit of promotion for his new book — and called for completely repealing President Barack Obama's health care legislation while he was at it.

Sarkozy Signs the Law: French Retire at 62, Not 60
Retiring at 62 became law in France on Wednesday, a victory for President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government and a defeat for the unions that waged massive strikes and street protests to try to stop the austerity measure.

Obama's Disastrous Visit to India
President Barack Obama’s now concluding trip to India seems to have turned out to be a failed or at the very least unhelpful effort. His false starts, unhelpful comments and bad policy moves mark this visit as a bit of a mess.

De Facto Shariah Law in America
Is the United States today a de facto shariah state?

Stranded Cruise Line Passengers Rescue with Spam and Pop Tarts
The U.S. Navy thinks Pop-Tarts are "emergency food supplies." The 3,000 passengers stranded on a Carnival Cruise Line ship that suffered an engine fire failure are now being "rescued" with junk food.

Tai Chi Relieves Pain and Improves Overall Health
Practicing Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, can help make you feel better and improve your overall health, according to a new study out of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Participants in the study experienced reduced pain and stiffness symptoms, as well as increased energy and an improved overall sense of well-being.

TSA Accused of Sexual Molestation of Passengers and Pilots
When I recently wrote about opting out of the TSA's naked body scanners and then being patted down by a TSA agent, that pat-down was conducted by the agent using the back of his hand.

Many Doctors Still in Bed with Big Pharma
The cozy relationship between doctors and drug companies has received a lot of attention recently as numerous reports have exposed widespread corruption between the two groups.

Eating Apples Helps Prevent Heart Disease
A new study presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition has revealed yet another amazing health benefit gained by eating apples.

Today In History Wednesday November 10, 2010
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.
1879 - Western Union and the National Bell Telephone Company reached a settlement over various telephone patents.
1919 - The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis, MN.
1928 - Michinomiya Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.
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.
1957 - 102,368 people attended the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams game. The crowd was the largest regular-season crowd in NFL history.
1969 - "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.
1970 - The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.
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 - Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack at age 75. He was succeeded by Yuri V. Andropov.
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.
1993 - John Wayne Bobbitt was acquitted on the charge of marital sexual assault against his wife who sexually mutilated him. Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding her husband.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill, which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
1994 - Iraq recognized Kuwait's borders in the hope that the action would end trade sanctions.
1997 - WorldCom Inc. acquired MCI Communication Corporation. It was the largest merger in U.S. history valued at $37 billion.
1997 - A jury in Virginia convicted Mir Aimal Kasi of the murder of two CIA employees in 1993.
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.
2001 - The World Trade Organization approved China's membership.
2001 - The musical "Lady Diana - A Smile Charms the World" opened in Germany.

Justice Dept: No charges in CIA tape case
No charges will be filed against the CIA's former top clandestine officer or anyone else in the destruction of CIA videotapes of harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Pentagon can't explain 'missile' off California
The Pentagon said Tuesday it was trying to determine if a missile was launched Monday off the coast of Southern California and, if so, who might
have fired it.
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Dallas Fed Admits 'For the Next Eight Months, the Nation's Central Bank Will Be Monetizing the Federal Debt', Opens Door to Bernake Impeachment
Time to begin the Chairman impeachment proceedings. It is one thing for blogs like Zero Hedge to argue (rightly) for the past 1.5 years that the Fed's actions in the Treasury space are nothing but direct debt monetizations.

Big Pharma To Begin Microchipping Drugs
The age of pharmaceutical microchipping is now upon us. Novartis AG, one of the largest drug companies in the world, has announced a plan to begin embedding microchips in medications to create "smart pill" technology.

State's tallest wind turbines to begin operating near Green Bay
Residents of rural Brown County have been vocal in protesting the expansion of wind power, raising concerns about the state's renewable-energy policy and its standards for the siting of wind towers as well as about a large wind farm being proposed in the area by Chicago-based Invenergy. "Welcome to the Glenmore Wind Ghetto," reads a sign near one of the newly erected turbines. Opponents are concerned about the impact of what they term "windustrial parks" on the rural landscape, as well as close-to-home issues such as flickering shadows and turbine noise.

Some companies find keeping work at home can be cheaper
When the executives at Master Lock Co. evaluated manufacturing they had outsourced to China, they came to a conclusion that would have surprised many people: It was better to make some of those products back home in Milwaukee. Even with lower labor costs in Asia and Mexico, Master Lock and other companies have found that outsourcing isn't always the best solution and, in some cases, it's laden with problems and disappointments. "We have been looking at pulling work back for about the past three or four years," said Master Lock spokeswoman Rebecca Smith.

Large Hadron Collider Generates a Mini 'Big Bang'
The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a "mini-Big Bang" by smashing together lead ions instead of protons.

Is China's Renminbi Already the New Reserve Currency?
With the dollar tumbling overnight, many were scratching their heads as to what caused the move in the dollar. Citi's Stephen Englander provides a useful explanation, which fits perfectly with the commentary from PBoC advisor Li's earlier that the dollar's position as a reserve currency is now "absurd": namely that more and more in the world are starting to look at the CNY as the new reserve currency.

Look Out, Your Medicine Is Watching You
Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval within 18 months for a pioneering tablet containing an embedded microchip, bringing the concept of "smart-pill" technology a step closer.

Dear Senators' Levin and Stabenow: Did You Even Read S.510 The Fake Food Safety Bill
The interest of this message concerns S.510, “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.” Mr. Levin, I note your affirmative vote for cloture although I am ignorant of your reasons for limiting debate.

OUTRAGE: Morgan Stanley Banker Escapes Felony Charges for Hit and Run 'Because It Could Jeopardize His Job'
A Morgan Stanley wealth manager will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because Colorado prosecutors don't want him to lose his job.

US Open to Request From Iraq to Stay
The United States is open to the idea of keeping troops in Iraq past a deadline to leave next year if Iraq asks for it, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.

China to Tighten Control on Inflows of Overseas Funds
China will force banks to hold more foreign exchange and strengthen auditing of overseas fund raising, stepping up efforts to curb hot-money inflows that may inflate asset bubbles and add pressure for a stronger yuan.

Chinese Credit Rater Downgrades US
Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., the Chinese rating company that was recently rejected in its bid to be an officially recognized bond rater in the U.S., just downgraded the entire U.S.

Obama: Israel Construction Plan Unhelpful
President Barack Obama has criticized Israel construction plans in East Jerusalem, saying they're unhelpful to the pursuit of peace.

Will You Be Able to Heat Your Home This Winter? Millions of American Families Will Not
Will you have a warm house to come home to this winter? If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate.

Jekyll Island
I’ve been thinking about Jekyll Island. Actually I’ve been thinking about the Federal Reserve Bank(ing) system, the US Constitution, questions, secrets, the money supply, more questions, the coming Quantitative Easing 2, and still more questions.

WATCH OUT: The World Bank is Quietly Funding a Massive Corporate Water Grab
Billions have been spent allowing corporations to profit from public water sources even though water privatization has been an epic failure in Latin America, Southeast Asia, North America, Africa and everywhere else it's been tried.

Pilots Association Urges Airline Pilots to Opt Out of TSA Naked Body Scanners
In yet another significant blow to the TSA's naked body scanners, the president of the Allied Pilots Association (APA) issued a letter urging all pilots to opt out of the naked body scanners, also known as Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT).

Happy Meal Ban May Not Do Much to Actually Cure Obesity
By no means is a McDonald's Happy Meal a healthy food option for children. And marketing the junk food box with toys is a pretty low and unethical way to peddle cheap garbage to children.

Fish Oil Helps Prevent Brain Damage After Stroke
A new study published in the journal Translational Stroke Research has determined that potent, anti-inflammatory compounds in fish oil and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids help to limit or prevent brain damage following a stroke.

More Johnson & Johnson Drug Factories Cited for Terrible Quality Control
Only months after a massive recall of over-the-counter drugs due to quality control issues, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil has been cited by the FDA for similar problems at another factory.

Today In History Tuesday November 9, 2010
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.
1938 - Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."
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.
1976 - The U.N. General Assembly approved ten resolutions condemning the apartheid government in South Africa.
1979 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously called upon Iran to release all American hostages "without delay." Militants, mostly students had taken 63 Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on November 4.
1981 - U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week Rapid Deployment Force exercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman were also involved in the operation.
1981 - The Internation Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion load to India. It was the highest loan to date.
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.
1990 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany.
1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin, visiting London, appealed for assistance in rescheduling his country's debt, and asked British businesses to invest.
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.
2004 - U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to pedestrians.

Foreclosure Crisis Has Wide-Reaching Effects
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As confusing as the foreclosure crisis is for most people, experts say it's important to understand what is going on because it affects everyone. Banks are repossessing homes at a record rate. Instead of working with homeowners to lower their monthly mortgage rates, some banks are kicking them out of their houses. Some experts say what the banks are doing is illegal.

Another egg recall: Eggs Recalled After Salmonella Found at Ohio Farm
Evidence of salmonella has been found at an Ohio egg farm that is linked to two Iowa egg farms responsible for a massive recall earlier this year. Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation's biggest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling 288,000 eggs the company had purchased from supplier Ohio Fresh Eggs after a test showed salmonella at the Ohio farm.

10 Riskiest Places To Give Your Social Security Number
McAfee, the antivirus software company, recently released a list of the most dangerous places to give your Social Security number. Many of the places on the list might surprise you!

Chaldeans In Michigan Rally Over Iraq Violence
Members of Michigan’s Chaldean community are rallying in Detroit to express anger and frustration over what they say is a lack of protection for Christians in Iraq after a bloody church siege. Hundreds of people gathered outside the McNamara federal building in downtown Detroit, Monday afternoon, chanting and carrying signs. The rally coinciding with others in Chicago, London and Paris, all driving home the point that Iraqi Christians are being targeted in their homeland.

Run, Silver, Run!!
Please remember where silver was in 1940: 34 cents. Please note where it went (for most people) in 1980: 25 dollars. To extrapolate from the low of roughly 4 dollars around 2000, this will take silver to somewhere around 250-300 dollars an ounce, which, by the way, is the inflation adjusted price for silver between 1400 and 1850, per the work of Mark Lundeen. It was only in the twentieth century that you had such insanely cheap silver, and I don’t think the facts of mining and resource scarcity will justify cheap silver going forward.

G20 finds common ground opposing U.S.
The Group of 20 is beginning to look more like the G19 plus 1 as emerging and rich countries alike accuse the United States of breaking a vow of unity. This week's G20 summit will require every bit of President Barack Obama's diplomacy skills after the Federal Reserve embarked on a new $600 billion bond-buying spree, sparking criticism from four continents that the U.S. central bank was ignoring the global repercussions.

Basically, The "Good" Jobs Report Was a Flat Out Lie
David Rosenberg of Gluskin-Sheff is the latest to blast holes in Friday's supposedly "good" jobs report. Basically, he thinks the number was a total lie, and that the household survey, which showed continued deterioration, represented the truth.

Here's the Massive Commodities Surge About to Send Food Prices Sky High
Throughout 2010, commodities prices have been surging The reason: some say more easy money from the Fed, other, increasing demand from emerging markets.

Is An ATM Cash Shortage Coming?
While we have no way to confirm or refute the validity of this statement presented by a supposed ATM business insider on Steve, it does bring up an interesting point regarding how banks may be conserving "petty cash."

Pentagon's Cyber Command Seeks Authority To Expand It's Battlefield
The Pentagon's new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect U.S. interests, drawing objections from administration lawyers uncertain about the legality of offensive operations.

US Banks Failing At Fastest Pace in 2 Decades
Regulators shut down four more banks Friday, bringing the 2010 total to 143, topping the 140 shuttered last year and the most in a year since the savings-and-loan crisis two decades ago.

Let Them Eat Cheese: Anger As Ireland Plans Handouts of Cheddar to the Poor
The country may be a few heartbeats away from intervention by the International Monetary Fund but today the Irish government had a novel message for the public: let them eat cheese.

John Boehner Says in Order to Pay For the Wars, We Need to Raise the Social Security Retirement Age to 70
I'm not in denial. I understand that some form of entitlement reform needs to happen otherwise we'll go broke.

Obama Returns Fire After China Slams Fed's Move
U.S. President Barack Obama defended the Federal Reserve's policy of printing dollars on Monday after China and Russia stepped up criticism ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting.

STD Test? There's an App For That
British health officials are hard at work on a new app that will allow users to pee into their cell phones and find out within minutes if they have an STD.

Gold Rises to Record High, Breezes Past $1,400
Gold futures turned positive Monday, hitting a fresh record and soaring beyond $1,400 an ounce in the process.

Oil Price Hits Two-Year High Amid Nigerian Rig Attack
New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in December, struck 87.49 dollars a barrel -- the highest point since late 2008.

"Arizona Style' Immigration Law Proposed for Texas
Less than an hour after the period began for filing bills for consideration in the 2011 Legislative session, State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball), a leader of the newly muscular conservatives in the Legislature, filed an 'Arizona style' measure that would crack down on illegal immigration, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Defeated Democrats Pen Letter to Implore Pelosi to Step Aside
FOX has obtained a letter being penned by defeated House Democrats that implores House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to step aside.

Odd Little Moment at the CEO Meeting
There was an odd little moment with Spice Jet founder Bhupendra Kansagra when President Obama spoke to CEOs Saturday in Mumbai.

Coral, Marine-Life Devastation Near BP Oil Spill Indicates Much Worse Long-Term Damage Than Feds Had Admitted
For the first time, federal scientists have found damage to deep sea coral and other marine life on the ocean floor several miles from the blown-out BP well – a strong indication that damage from the spill could be significantly greater than officials had previously acknowledged.

The Pentagon Asks NATO to Draw Up Plans for Attacking Iran
The White House and the Pentagon last week discreetly asked NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Adm. James G. Stavridis, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to assign teams for drafting operational plans for US and NATO military action against the Iranian nuclear program.

Citi: Central Banks Are Going to Start Dumping Dollars In the Coming Weeks
QE2 is likely to serve as a reminder to central bank reserve managers that they still have way too many dollars, and that they need to diversify away.

'Obama Comes Across as Cold, Arrogant and Elitist'
On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama and his Democratic party were issued a stinging defeat in the mid-term elections as the Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives and installed themselves in 22 governor's mansions.

Why Your Urologist May Be Ordering Unnecessary Imaging Tests
Whether a urologist is salaried or self-employed can make all the difference in how often and under what circumstances he or she orders imaging tests, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

Doctor Fired From Hospital For Warning Patients About the Dangers of Gastric Band Surgery
After seeing countless patients suffer severe complications and seeing one patient die after getting gastric band surgery, surgical resident Neelu Pal began calling patients before their surgeries to warn them of the risk.

Laptop Computers Cook Your Testicles
Is something burning, or are you just computing again?

Monsanto Candidates Win Election
Washington, D.C., is a hotbed of political lobbyists whose primary goal is to sway politicians to do their bidding.

Higher US Drug Spending Has Not Improved Health
Healthcare spending in the U.S. is higher than that of most other developed nations -- totaling roughly $7,290 per person -- but the added costs have not translated into better care or quality of life.

Quarter of Children With Sleep Problems Being Medicated With Psych Drugs
One in four children with difficulty sleeping is given a psychoactive drug, according to a study conducted by researchers from Hasbro Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's University/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Case University School of medicine.

Today In History Monday November 8, 2010
1793 - The Louvre Museum, in Paris, opened to the public for the first time.
1805 - The "Corps of Discovery" reached the Pacific Ocean. The expedition was lead by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. The journey had begun on May 14, 1804, with the goal of exploring the Louisiana Purchase territory.
1887 - Doc Holliday died at the age of 35. The gun fighting dentist died from tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Glenwood Springs, CO.
1889 - Montana became the 41st U.S. state.
1895 - Wilhelm Roentgen while experimenting with electricity discovered the scientific principle involved and took the first X-ray pictures.
1910 - William H. Frost patented the insect exterminator.
1923 - Adolf Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the "Beer-Hall Putsch."
1942 - The U.S. invaded Morocco and Algeria.
1942 - During World War II, Operation Torch began as U.S. and British forces landed in French North Africa.
1950 - During the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.
1956 - After turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Company decided to name their new car the "Edsel," after Henry Ford's only son.
1966 - Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
1979 - U.S. Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Mac Mathias (R-MD) introduced legislation to provide a site on the National Mall for the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1980 - Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California announced that they had discovered a 15th moon orbiting the planet Saturn.
1981 - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek asserted that Egypt was "an African State" that was "neither East nor West".
1985 - A letter signed by four American hostages in Lebanon was delivered to The Associated Press in Beirut. The letter, contained pleas from Terry Anderson, Rev. Lawrence Jenco, David Jacobsen and Thomas Sutherland to President Reagan to negotiate a release.
1986 - Vyacheslav M. Molotov died at age 96. During World War II, Molotov ordered the mass production of bottles filled with flammable liquid later called the "Molotov cocktail."
1990 - U.S. President H.W. Bush ordered more troop deployments in the Persian Gulf, adding about 150,000 soldiers to the multi-national force fighting against Iraq.
1993 - Five Picasso paintings and other artwork were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden. The works were valued at $52 million.
2000 - In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the winner of the 2000 U.S. presidential election.
2000 - Waco special counsel John C. Danforth released his final report that absolved the government of wrongdoing in the 1993 seige of the Branch Davidian compound in Texas.

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Dollar Drops Most in Four Weeks as Fed to Pump Money Into Financial System
The dollar fell the most in four weeks against the currencies of six major trading partners after the Federal Reserve said it will pump more money into the U.S. financial system to spur inflation and employment.

Election Results Cause Obama to Accelerate Destruction of Dollar
In a shocking and dangerous move that has provoked both fear and fury across the nation, President Obama ordered Fed chairman Ben Bernanke in secret to accelerate the destruction and hyperinflate the currency.

Could your laptop make you infertile?
New research published in the medial journal Fertility and Sterility (Nov 2010) reveals that laptop computers can roast a man's testicles to the point where sperm production (and quality) starts to drop.

VIDEO: "Marxism in America" Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Boykin

Russian activist disappears after exposing vaccination plans for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
Alexander Goncharov, a Russian activist who has been exposing the globalists eugenics program and in particular a vaccination program set to begin in 2011 has disappeared after recently receiving a serious threat to his life. He has been missing since the night of October 30th, 2010, at approximately 22:00 hours when he was last seen leaving his office at the Russian Benevolent Society and did not return home as expected.

The Last Frontier II: America's Cattlemen Fight Fight for Survival
Throughout history “The Last Frontier” has been associated with the settling of the West during the 19th century.

Adruiano Forgione on Shroud of Turin Crop Image
This is at least an example again of am image reworked directly from known public domain images that cannot be explained any other way except through deliberate fabrication by outright human intervention.

Yemen Cargo Bombs Prompt Restrictions on Toner
Ryan Air chief executive officer Michael O'Leary predicted it, and sure enough, Britain enacted barn door restrictions in response to the Oct. 29 discovery of bombs inside toner cartridges in printers shipped as cargo from Yemen to the United States via Britain.

'How do I Protect Myself From This?'
There is only one way, and that is to save everyone. That is, to force this crap to stop - by whatever means are necessary - and possible.

C-4 Seized in Colorado in Navy SEAL Smuggling Case
Federal agents seized five pounds of C-4 military explosives from the Colorado home of a man accused with a Navy SEAL and a Las Vegas associate of smuggling machine guns from Iraq into the U.S. for sale and shipment to Mexico, authorities said Thursday.

Man in Disguise Boards International Flight
Canadian authorities are investigating an "unbelievable" incident in which a passenger boarded an Air Canada flight disguised as an elderly man, according to a confidential alert obtained by CNN.

US Dollar Printing is Huge Risk - China Central Bank Adviser
China must set up a firewall via currency policy and capital controls to cushion itself from external shocks, Xia Bin said in a commentary piece in the Financial News, a Chinese-language newspaper managed by the central bank.

$10.2 Trillion In Global Borrowing
As the debts of advanced countries rise to levels not seen since the aftermath of World War II, it’s hard to know how much is too much. But it’s easy to see that the risk of serious financial trouble is growing.

Obama Starts Second Day in India on Lighter Note
U.S. President Barack Obama started his second day in India on a lighter note: pulling a few dance moves and celebrating a major religious festival with local students.

UNH Scientists to Study Cow Burps
University of New Hampshire and outside researchers are creating a computer model to help organic dairy farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions such as methane, because Beano probably isn't an option.

Treasury Yields Tumble to Records on Fed's Plans to Purchase $600 Billion
Treasury two- and five-year note yields dropped to records after the Federal Reserve said it would buy an additional $600 billion of U.S. debt to keep borrowing costs low and sustain the economic recovery.

China Tees Up G20 Showdown With US
China has curtly dismissed a US proposal to address global economic imbalances, setting the stage for a potential showdown at next week’s G20 meeting in Seoul.

UN Calls for Higher Taxes to Combat Climate Warning
A top UN panel on Friday called for increased taxes on carbon emissions and international transport to raise 100 billion dollars a year to combat climate change.

Officials Worried President Obama May Have to Cancel Indonesia Trip Due to Indonesian Volcano
ABC News has learned that because of the dangerous clouds of ash spewing from an Indonesian volcano, 48 hours before Air Force One is due to touch down in the capital Jakarta White House officials are concerned President Obama may not be able to make the trip.

Euro Zone Will Join Fed in QE
Mark my words, the euro zone will join the US Fed in quantitative easing before this chapter of the darkest days of finance in human history draws to a close.

Caught In Lie: Bernake Promised Congress the Federal Reserve Would Not Monetize the Debt But Now That Is Exactly What Is Happening!
On June 3rd, 2009 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke promised the U.S. Congress that the Federal Reserve would not monetize the debt of the U.S. government.

The Age of the Dollar is Drawing to a Close
Right from the start of the financial crisis, it was apparent that one of its biggest long-term casualties would be the mighty dollar, and with it, very possibly, American economic hegemony.

Statin Drugs Cause Liver Damage, Kidney Failure and Cataracts, Says BMJ
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs significantly increase a person's risk of cataracts, muscle weakness, liver dysfunction and kidney failure, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.

Scientists Discover New Value in Wisdom Teeth That Could One Day Save Your Life
A new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals an interesting new medical fact about wisdom teeth.

Protect Artery Health With Blueberries
Blueberries are a "superfruit" rich in powerful antioxidants that fight and prevent disease.

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Parkinson's Disease
Low levels of vitamin D in the blood may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare and published in the journal Archives of Neurology.

A Loaf of Wheat Bread May Soon Cost $23 Due to Skyrocketing Food Inflation
Within a decade, a loaf of wheat bread may cost $23 in a grocery store in the United States, and a 32-oz package of sugar might run $62.

Global Sugar Prices Soar as Brazilian Crop Impacted by Heavy Rains
The price of sugar is nearing an all-time high as heavy rains in Brazil, the world's biggest producer of sugar, have caused a significant reduction in crop yields.

Even Glass Jars Can Contain BPA Chemical Due to Lid Lining
Bad news has emerged for those hoping to avoid exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) by canning their own vegetables: BPA can also be found lining the lids of canning jars.

McDonald's Ordered to Pay Obese Employee Thousands in Settlement
Fast food giant McDonald's is back in the news again, this time for a lawsuit filed in Brazil by a former employee of the company.

TSA Agents Gone Wild: Fondling Little Children, Planting Cocaine in Passenger Bags and More
TSA agents stand accused today of fondling the genitals of women and little children as part of their "enhanced pat-down" procedures being rolled out at airport security checkpoints.

Louisiana Sues Big Pharma for Medicaid Fraud
Numerous U.S. states have or are in the process of filing lawsuits against drug companies for ripping off their state Medicaid programs, with one of the most recent being Louisiana.

Health Insurance Companies Stockpiled Billion in Profits While Hiking Premiums on Customers
Nonprofit health insurance companies have been stockpiling billions of dollars in surpluses while raising members' rates, according to an analysis conducted by the nonprofit Consumers Union.

Vaccination Rates Fall Among Better Educated Families Even While CDC Keeps Pushing Vaccine Quackery
Vaccination rates among children insured by commercial health insurance plans have dropped four percent between 2008 and 2009, says a new report by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. In its annual State of Health Care Quality report, the organization revealed that vaccine rates are falling sharply among high-education families.

Federal Health Care Nullification Act Overturns Nationalized Health Care
Ever since the massive health care overhaul, also known as the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", was signed into law on March 23, 2010, many individual states have been fighting to either repeal portions of it or challenge its constitutionality in federal courts.

Out of Control Obesity Has Led to Size XXXXL Clothing
Obesity rates have reached epic proportions -- literally -- as a new British retailer unveils its largest clothing size ever: the XXXXL size.

Some Parents Use Pharmaceuticals to Abuse Their Children
At least 160 children are hurt every year because an adult deliberately doses them with a pharmaceutical or illicit drug, including alcohol, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center and published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Today In History Friday November 5, 2010
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 Franklin 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.
1955 - The Vienna State Opera House in Austria formally opened.
1956 - British and French forces began landing in Egypt during the Suez Canal Crisis. A cease-fire was declared 2 days later.
1959 - The American Football League was formed.
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.
1990 - Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Kach movement, was shot to death after a speech at a New York Hotel. His assassin, Egyptian El Sayyid, was later convicted of the murder and was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the World Trade Center bombing.
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.
1998 - The U.N. announced that the Taliban militia had killed up to 5,000 civilians in a takeover of an Afghani town.
1999 - A 12-day conference on global warming, attended by delegates from 170 nations, ended in Bonn, Germany.
1999 - U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft Corp. enjoyed "monopoly power".
2001 - It was announced that European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Dubai-based Emirates airlines set up a joint venture specializing in airline services.
2009 - At Fort Hood, near Kileen, TX, Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.

Apple Seed Project
The Appleseed Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills. Our volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the Founders made on behalf of modern Americans, all of whom are their “progeny.”

11/4 QE2 and YOU!
Equity futures are blowing out higher this morning on the back of “Fed” intervention. The dollar has broken major and key support, the Euro is breaking higher out of a bullish flag, long bonds are recovering higher after a steep sell off yesterday, oil is zooming now above $86 a barrel, and gold has plastered on about $40 an ounce this morning alone.

QE2 Is Beginning to Look Like An Open-Air Multi-Month Version Of the PPT
Various pundits have cited various “messages” sent by the voters on election day. For Ben Bernanke there was only one message – “It’s up to you, Ben”.

Jobless Claims Jump, Miss Expectations, Prior Revised Higher for Umpteenth Time
Just like in mutual fund outflows, the initial claims prior upward revision is spot on as expected: prior week's 434K was revised to 437K, continuing the statistically improbable streak by the Ministry of Truth.

Oil Rises Above $85 After Fed Bond Buying Decision
Oil jumped above $85 a barrel in Asia on Thursday as the dollar weakened slightly following the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement it will buy $600 billion dollars of Treasurys to stimulate the U.S. economy.

Bernake Confirms That the Key Goal of the Fed, and QE2, Is to Boost Stock Prices
So much for the Fed's two mythical mandates of promoting "maximum employment" and maintaining "price stability."

Did Harry Reid 'Steal Nevada?' The Free Republic Thinks So
There's been some interesting developments coming out of the Nevada Senate Race in regards to Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader. The Free Republic sure does seem to think so.

Why President Obama is at Risk for Impeachment
The Oath of Office specifically calls on the President to preserve, protect and defend. Immigration reform is another example where the President has condemned the Constitution. Securing our nation's border is a national security issue.

Russian NATO Partnership for Afghanistan
Yes, I think it is time for Russia to be brought into NATO. I also think that India and China need to both be invited to the party.

Shooting at Northern Virginia Coast Guard Center Part of Spree
Cleaners at the Marine Corps museum near Quantico noticed spots on windows they thought were bird droppings one recent Sunday. They turned out to be bullet holes.

Germany's New e-ID Card Raise Hackles Over Privacy Issues
The so-called eIDs enable owners to identify themselves online and sign documents with an electronic signature, which the government says should "increase the safety and convenience of e-business and e-commerce."

Freddie Mac Q3 Net Loss $4.1 Billion, Taps Treasury
Freddie Mac in a quarterly regulatory filing also warned it may face significant costs related to snags in the foreclosure processes at major loan-servicing companies.

South Korea Fires Warning Shots in Second Incident in Days
The South Korean capital, about 100 km (60 miles) south of the demilitarized zone dividing the peninsula, is on heightened alert ahead of the summit over concerns Pyongyang may try to create an incident to embarrass its rival.

Presenting the Fed's Balance Sheet Through 2012 - Fed Will Surpass China As Top Holder of US Debt By the End of the Month
As is all too well known by now, starting over the next few days, the Fed will commence purchasing $75 billion in Treasury securities monthly until the end of June, and will buy an additional $35 billion in Treasury's to make up for declining holdings of MBS (due to repurchases).

Bill Gates Funds Approval of GM Mosquitoes to Combat Dengue
There has been much debate about the pending FDA approval of genetically modified salmon that grows to maturity twice as fast as a natural salmon.

Stocks Surge a Day After Fed Reveals Stimulus Plan
Stocks rose sharply Thursday, one day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to stimulate the economy.

34 Warships Sent From US for Obama Visit
The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday.

Airbus Probes Rolls-Royce Engine Explosion on Qantas A380
Airbus SAS and Rolls-Royce Group Plc began investigating why an engine on a Qantas Airways Ltd. A380 superjumbo exploded in mid flight, forcing an emergency landing in the worst incident since the aircraft began service in 2007.

Credit Suisse: QE2 Just Made China's Inflation Threat Much, Much Worse
China's caught in a real bind right now, and fresh quantitative easing from the U.S. isn't helping.

Food Sellers Grit Teeth, Raise Food Prices
Producers can not continue to absorb these costs and the two trend lines will merge very soon. As a result of this convergence, you'll see skyrocketing food prices. There is just no way around this... It's going to hit and hit hard.

Warning of Possible Bank Holiday
QUESTION: When in U.S. History has a sitting President taken off on an overseas trip for an extended period of time, with 65 airplanes, 34 warships reportedly 3,000 people including his friends and cohorts, at the pinnacle of an economic and political upheaval.

Gulf Still Loaded with Chemicals, but FDA Says Seafood Safe to Eat
Not even six months after the first reports about the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico made headlines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joined together with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to announce that virtually all Gulf seafood is now safe to eat.

Why Does Your Child Have a Mystery Tummy Ache? From Fructose!
Here's a common scenario: a young child or even a teenager complains of a tummy ache.

Women Treated for Cancer With Radiation Suffer a Higher Risk of Future Stillbirths
No correlation was found between stillbirth and neonatal death in men or in women treated with chemotherapy alone, but radiation to the pelvis increased women's risk by 13 percent.

Vitamin E Helps Prevent Dementia
A high dietary intake of vitamin E may reduce the risk of developing dementia in older adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and published in the journal Archives of Neurology.

Cancer Cream Highly Toxic to Dogs
A new report out of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (UV-C), is warning the public about the dangers of 5-fluorouracil, a topical skin cancer cream used to treat actinic keratosis, as well as several other forms of cancer.

Daffodil Compound Fights Brain Cancer
Daffodils are a beautiful addition to any home garden, but new research shows they just might make an even better addition to the arsenal of natural cancer treatments.

Today In History Thursday November 4, 2010
1846 - The patent for the artificial leg is granted to Benjamin Palmer.
1880 - James and John Ritty patented the first cash register.
1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter discovered the entry of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
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.
1942 - During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the British.
1970 - Former King Peter II of Yugoslavia died in Denver, CO. He was the first European king or queen to die and to be buried in the U.S.
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.
1981 - The second scheduled flight of the space shuttle Columbia was canceled with only 31 seconds left in the countdown.
1989 - About a million East Germans filled the streets of East Berlin in a pro-democracy rally.
1990 - Iraq issued a statement saying it was prepared to fight a "dangerous war" rather than give up Kuwait.
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.
1995 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73 years old, was assassinated by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending a peace rally.
1999 - Cristina Saralegui received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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.
2001 - Hurricane Michelle hit Cuba destroying crops and thousands of homes. The United States made the gesture of sending humanitarian aid. On December 16, 2001, Cuba received the first commercial food shipment from the U.S. in nearly 40 years.

Billions in Afghanistan aid dollars unaccounted for says audit
Nearly 18 billion dollars earmarked for reconstruction in Afghanistan remain unaccounted for, snagged in a "labyrinth" of contract bureaucracy, a sweeping US government audit has shown.
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Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American politics, lost her job as speaker of the House on Tuesday as voters delivered a sharp rebuke to the party she helped lead.

Bombings, Mortar Strikes Kill 76 Across Baghdad
Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes killed 76 people and wounded more than 200 across Baghdad’s myriad neighborhoods Tuesday, demonstrating the insurgents’ ability to carry out coordinated strikes from one side of the capital to the other.

Will Bailing Out the States Tank the Dollar?
Back in 2006 Meredith Whitney was an obscure Wall Street analyst who bit the hand that fed her by declaring housing a bubble and the big banks a disaster. This took guts, both because analysts who dis their research universe tend to lose access and/or their job, and because the overwhelming consensus, from Alan Greenspan on down, held that things were fine, home ownership was good, and big banks were rock-solid. Whitney was right, they were wrong, and since then she’s used her considerable cred to keep hammering away at the illusion of a recovering US financial system.

QE2 Risks Currency Wars and the End of Dollar Hegemony
The Fed's "QE2" risks accelerating the demise of the dollar-based currency system, perhaps leading to an unstable tripod with the euro and yuan, or a hybrid gold standard, or a multi-metal "bancor" along lines proposed by John Maynard Keynes in the 1940s.

Homeland Security to 'Regionalize' Emergency Supplies Over Next 90 Days
In a previous report we brought our readers a view of how the U.S. government has been preparing for emergencies and disasters for decades.

New Speed Camera Can Catch Drivers Committing 5 Offences at Once
A speed camera designed to catch motorists committing up to five offences at the same time could be heading to Britain's roads.

US Federal Reserve's Latest Bubble Threatens Mayhem
What happens, as seems more likely, if there isn't one? The answer is that an awful lot of people are going to lose an awful lot of money.

Shift in Washington Stirs Economic Jitters
As Republicans prepare to assert new authority in the U.S. Congress following the midterm elections Tuesday, the United States’ allies overseas are concerned that the political upheaval in Washington may pose fresh challenges to the global economy.

GOP Likely to Urge Obama Officials Not to Shred Documents
Republicans are likely to urge the Obama administration not to shred documents as they transition to the House majority. 

Obama, GOP Leaders Face the Press for Election Post-Mortems
At 1 p.m., President Obama will take the podium in the White House East Room. In a note sent to reporters Tuesday morning, the White House said only that the president “will convene a news conference.”

Voters Ban Judges from Using International Law
Oklahoma voters have approved a measure that would forbid judges from considering international law or Islamic law when deciding cases.

Vote 2010 Elections: Nancy Pelosi Ousted as House Speaker
In his 2007 State of the Union address just days after voters handed control of the House to the Democrats, President George W. Bush graciously introduced the country to Rep. Nancy Pelosi -- the first woman Speaker of the U.S. House.

Sugar Soars to 30-Year High As Supply Fears Grow
The price of sugar has jumped to a 30-year high as the Brazilian harvest has tailed off sharply, hardening expectations of a shortage.

Election Day Fraud Found All Over US!
During each election cycle, news stories emerge of voter irregularities and ballot malfunctions, prompting volunteer organizations to fight what they say is rampant fraud, while many authorities and other organizations dismiss the charges as unfounded.

How the 2010 Election Results Will Affect Health Care and Health Freedom
In what appears to be a broad backlash against Obama-era policies, U.S. voters swept Republicans into office in record numbers in last night's election.

Amino Acids are Latest in Growing List of Nutrients Shown to Extend Life Span
Researchers are zeroing in on specific nutrients and natural therapies that not only can prevent and heal disease but promote longevity.

Modern Medicine Discovers That a Strong Immune System Really Does Cure Colds, Flus
Researchers from the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, have made a fascinating new discovery about the way the body's immune system fights off infections.

Fish Oil Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer by 32 Percent
Regularly taking a fish oil supplement may lower the risk of breast cancer by 32 percent, researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle have found.

Flame Retardant Chemicals Lead to Mentally Retarded Children
Prenatal exposure to flame retardant chemicals may hamper children's neurological development, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Today In History Wednesday November 3, 2010
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.
1903 - Panama proclaimed its independence from Columbia.
1934 - The first race track in California opened under a new pari-mutuel betting law.
1941 - Japanese Ambassador John Grew warned that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S.
1952 - Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time in a supermarket in Chester, NY.
1953 - The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the sacrifice fly. The rule had not been used since 1939.
1973 - The U.S. launched the Mariner 10 spacecraft. On March 29, 1974 it became the first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury.
1979 - Five members of the Communist Workers' Party are shot to death in broad daylight at an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Greensboro, NC. Eight others were wounded.
1986 - The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair.
1987 - China told the U.S. that it would halt the sale of arms to Iran.
1991 - Israeli and Palestinian representatives held their first-ever face-to-face talks in Madrid, Spain.
1994 - Susan Smith of Union, SC, was arrested for drowning her two sons. Nine days earlier Smith had claimed that the children had been abducted by a black carjacker.
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.
2003 - In Kabul, Afghanistan, a post-Taliban draft constitution was unveiled.

Victories Suggest Wider Appeal of Tea Party
The Tea Party victories by Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida underscored the extent to which Republicans and Democrats alike may have underestimated the power of the Tea Party, a loosely-affiliated, at times ill-defined, coalition of grass-roots libertarians and disaffected Republicans.

What now for U.S. economy after midterm elections?
Republicans' big gains in Congress will test the Wall Street adage that political gridlock is good.

How the 2010 election results will affect health care and health freedom
What will this mean for health-conscious consumers and medical patients? Will this result in any improvements on the health freedom front?

Suicide is Painless
The song is Suicide is Painless and the lyrics were sung during the M*A*S*H Movie.

'$200m-a-day' cost of Barack Obama's trip to India will be picked up by U.S. taxpayers
President Obama's trip to India will cost the U.S. $200m-a-day, it was reported today. The visit - part of a 10-trip to Asia - will take place amid unprecedented levels of security in the city of Mumbai, where terrorists killed at least 173 people two years ago. Extreme measures to ensure the safety of President Obama will include the complete booking of the 570-room Taj Mahal Hotel for his security entourage.

Post-Election Risk: Less Limits and Oversight of Banks
Banks and investment houses spent the last 30 years pouring money into congressional elections, influencing regulations and oversight of their industry.

Skipping the Body Scanner and Taking Brusque Treatment
HAVING been taught by nuns in grade school and later going through military boot camp, I have always disliked uniformed authorities shouting at me.

George W Bush had 'sickening feeling' over WMD lack
Former US President George W Bush still has "a sickening feeling" about the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, US media report. The revelation comes in his memoir, "Decision Points", set to be published next week.

Arizona Sheriffs Watch SB 1070 Hearing With Intense Interest
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever seemed surprised and encouraged by some of the comments three 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges made during a hearing Monday over Senate Bill 1070.

Companies May Have to Make Amends After Midterm Elections
Republicans have a message for the businesses that worked closely with the Obama administration over the past two years on key controversial issues: We won't forget.

China Quarantine Bureau Rejects US Corn Cargo for GMO
"A genetically-modified element which is not approved by the Agriculture Ministry has been identified in the cargo and according to the relevant State Council regulation, the cargo will be returned," an official with the Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau told Reuters, confirming an earlier Reuters report.

The Fed at Jekyll Island: 100 Years Later, They're Baaack!
Well isn't this cute? Just days after the Federal Reserve will announce it has launched QE2, the Fed will hold a major conference at Jekyll Island, celebrating the secret meeting held 100 years ago that resulted in the creation of the Fed.

Q3: Office, Mall and Lodging Investment
First - the advance Q3 GDP report released last Friday showed an annualized real increase of 3.9% for investment in non-residential structures.

'Where's the Note' Update
SEIU or not, here is a status update from Where's The Note, as the recently launched campaign to request proof of mortgage note existence approaches the 20 day limit by law within which banks have to respond to all properly-submitted verification claims.

Iraqi Christians Mourn After Church Siege Kills 52
Iraq's dwindling Christian community was grieving and afraid on Monday after militants seized a Baghdad church during evening Mass, held the congregation hostage and triggered a raid by Iraqi security forces. The bloodbath left at least 52 people killed and 67 wounded—nearly everyone inside.

Biometric Devices Help New Jersey County Track Delivery of Homeless Services
Bergen County, N.J., has dealt with one particular dilemma for years: The Department of Human Services (DHS) needs to estimate how many homeless individuals receive services, such as food, medicine and shelter.

Historic British/French Military Deal Highlights Further Global Power Consolidation We're Told Isn't Happening
The merger is being sold to the public as a way for the two European military powers to cut costs during the current manufactured economic crisis and is yet another step towards a global government which the media and political shepherds still claim doesn’t exist, despite their constant references to it, and their continued promotion of it.

DHS Chief Napolitano: Military to Aid Civilian Cybersecurity
Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Janet Napolitano has confirmed that Super Secret Spooks from the Dept of Defense—Natl Security Agency (NSA) will be engaging in joint operations with DHS to aid in domestic civilian cybersecurity matters—sounds a heck of a lot like spying on Americans?

Girls Now Reaching Puberty at Age Nine, Thanks to Chemicals in the Food Supply
The average age of puberty in girls is now nine, in a phenomenon increasingly being blamed on rising obesity and exposure to hormone-disrupting pollutants in the food supply.

Obama May Let CIA Run More 'Hunter-Killer' Teams Roam Abroad
Support is growing in the US military and administration of President Barack Obama for shifting to the CIA operational control over elite special forces teams secretly in Yemen,

Obama: Agenda 'All at Risk' in any Republican Romp
Even with voting already under way, President Barack Obama furiously worked the phones to urban-format radio stations Tuesday, arguing that his agenda would be "all at risk" if Republicans trampled Democrats.

US to Spend $200 MN a Day on Obama's Mumbai Visit
The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city.
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Parcel Bombs Mailed to Parliament, Embassies in Athens, + French President
Greek police say they have detonated a suspicious package in a mail delivery van outside the Parliament in Athens

Four Years After Clinton's Victory Over Sugary Drinks in Public Schools, They're More Widely Available Than Ever
It was only four years ago that, with much fanfare, former President Bill Clinton announced the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Widespread Deficiency Leads to Massive boost in Vitamin D Sales
Numerous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to practically every known malady in the world today -- heart disease, chronic inflammation, arthritis, psoriasis, depression, influenza, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, autism, and even cancer.

Aspartame Causes Premature Births
Regular consumption of artificial sweeteners by pregnant women may increase their risk of premature birth, according to a study funded by the European Union and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Will US Patent Office End Gene Patent Enslavement of the Human Race?
This is one of the most important issues for the future of human civilization: Who owns your genetic code?

Indian Protestors Take it to the Streets in Defiance of GM Crops
Many Indian farmers and concerned citizens are taking the offensive against the attempted takeover of their agriculture system by multinational biotechnology giants like Monsanto.

Alcohol More Harmful to Health Than Crack Cocaine, Heroine
Scientists from Britain's Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) recently released a study that assessed which drugs cause the most overall harm to both users and society.

Today In History Tuesday November 2, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
1959 - Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been given questions and answers in advance.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy announced that the U.S.S.R. was dismantling the missile sites in Cuba.
1963 - South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was assassinated in a military coup.
1966 - The Cuban Adjustment Act allows 123,000 Cubans to apply for permanent residence in the U.S.
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.
1984 - Velma Barfield became the first woman to be executed in the U.S. since 1962. She had been convicted of the poisoning death of her boyfriend. 
1986 - The 12-by-16-inch celluloid of a poison apple from Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"" was purchased for $30,800.
1986 - American hostage David Jacobson was released after being held in Lebanon for 17 months by Shiite Muslims kidnappers.
1993 - Christie Todd Whitman was elected the first woman governor of New Jersey.
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."
2001 - The computer-animated movie "Monsters, Inc." opened. The film recorded the best debut ever for an animated film and the 6th best of all time.
2003 - In the U.S., the Episcopal Church diocese consecrated the church's first openly gay bishop.

New song appropriate for voting day - Resolution Or Revolution  - by Blue Llama Parade (including Jimm Motyka) - On this site You will find articles, facts etc. about the Multinational Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations SHIRBRIG and its Planning Element in Denmark

Missing Nukes from the US Air Force: Treason of the Highest Order
Nazemroaya's research suggests that "unauthorized removal" of nuclear warheads is an impossibility unless the chain of command is bypassed, "involving the deliberate tampering of the paperwork and tracking procedures."

Unemployment Offices To Add Armed Guards
Armed security guards will be on hand at 36 unemployment offices around Indiana in what state officials said is a step to improve safety and make branch security more consistent.

The Golden Promotion?
It could well be that we are looking at an imminent unraveling of the current dollar-reserve fiat money system.

Pontiac, Maker of Muscle Cars, Ends After 84 Years
Pontiac, whose muscle cars drag-raced down boulevards, parked at drive-ins and roared across movie screens, is going out of business on Sunday.

Drought Has Lake Mead at Historic Low
The advice given to boaters here these days - "If you haven't been to Lake Mead lately, you haven't been to Lake Mead" - sounds like a marketing slogan dreamed up to lure return business.

Bears, Is it Time to Hibernate?
Japan has had dozens of stimulus packages and QE, but the Nikkei remains in a bear market. A look at the Nikkei (chart above) shows that being on the right side of the long-term trade is much smarter than trying to time bouts of rising prices.
Comment: This chart looks like the model Bob Chapman (and others) have said that the Dow will be going.

QE2 Is Not a Recovery Plan, It's A Stealthy Scheme to Prepare for the Next Bailout
I’ve shown in rather elaborate detail in recent weeks that quantitative easing does not help the real economy generate a sustained recovery.

US Official Says 2 Package Bombs Were Intended to Detonate 'In Flight'
The two package bombs intercepted by authorities in Britain and Dubai last week appear to have been built to detonate "in flight" and to bring down the planes carrying them, President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said.

The Ten Biggest American Cities That Are Running Out Of Water
Severe droughts that could affect large cities are first a human problem. The competition for water could make life in some of America’s largest cities nearly unbearable for residents. A number of industries rely on regular access to water. Some people would be out of work if these industries had poor prospects for continued operation. The other important trouble that very low water supplies creates is that cities have sold bonds based on their needs for infrastructure to move, clean, and supply water. Credit ratings agencies may not have taken drought issues into account at the level that they should. Extreme disruptions of the water supply of any city would have severe financial consequences.

Iran Announces It Has Converted 15% of It's $100 Billion+ In FX Reserves Into Gold
As of today, one of the world's top oil exporters disclosed that it has exchanged about $15 billion of its FX reserves into gold.

War With Iran Would Rescue Economy
Washington Post political correspondent David Broder has kind words for President Barack Obama in in his opinion column Sunday, arguing that it isn't the president's fault the economy is stuck in reverse.

The Shipping Glut Is So Bad Globally That Ships Are Now Sailing Slower Than the 19th Century Clippers Just to Keep Busy
For those who haven't followed the situation closely, many container ships right now have practiced 'slow steaming' due to a glut of ships being built worldwide.

17,000,000 College-Educated Americans are Wasting Their Degree on Menial Jobs
There's a good chance that the server pouring your coffee and the parking attendant valeting your car has a bachelor's degree, or even a doctoral degree.

Apocalypse Zombies a Possibility Says Scientist
A virulent rabies-influenza viral hybrid could lead to masses of infected victims turning into veritable zombies.

Biometric Devices Help New Jersey County Track Delivery of Homeless Services
Bergen County, N.J., has dealt with one particular dilemma for years: The Department of Human Services (DHS) needs to estimate how many homeless individuals receive services, such as food, medicine and shelter.

Economy Offers Mixed Picture Day Before Election
A mixed picture of the economy emerged one day before key midterm elections that have focused on the nation's financial health.

Dollar Sinks Before 'Busiest Week in Decades
The dollar hit a 15-year low point against the yen on Monday and sank against the euro ahead of "the busiest week in decades" during which the US Federal Reserve could announce fresh stimulus measures.

Abreast of the Market: Did Wall Street Overdo Bets on Election, Fed?
For weeks, Wall Street has eagerly anticipated two events: Tuesday's election and Wednesday's expected Federal Reserve announcement that it will support financial markets by buying bonds.

The Scary Actual US Government Debt
Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff says U.S. government debt is not $13.5-trillion (U.S.), which is 60 per cent of current gross domestic product, as global investors and American taxpayers think, but rather 14-fold higher: $200-trillion – 840 per cent of current GDP. “Let’s get real,” Prof. Kotlikoff says. “The U.S. is bankrupt.”

Censored Gulf News: Vomiting Foamy Blood
An oil "clean-up worker" described to a reporter his vomiting foamy matter with brown colored matter in it that he later learned was probably blood.

The Calm Before the Storm
An eerie calm has descended upon world financial markets as they await perhaps the two most important financial events of the year this week.

Why Daylight Saving Time is Bad for Your Health
Every fall, much of the world rolls back its clocks as part of the bi-annual daylight saving time (DST) ritual.

Olive Oil Provides Amazing Liver Protection
You may want to drizzle a little extra olive oil on your next salad, according to findings from a new study out of the University of Monastir in Tunisia and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

Factory Animal Farms Spew Toxic Chemical Fumes, Poisoning Neighbors
Massive factory farms, where dairy cows are raised by the thousands in cramped quarters, produce toxic gases in such quantities as to threaten the health of people living nearby.

Potato Chips, Fries Linked to Cancer
When potato products are fried in oil at high temperatures, they produce a chemical called acrylamide that can cause cancer.

Huge Push is Now on to Screen Kids for High Cholesterol and Put Them on Cholesterol Drugs
A campaign is growing within the medical establishment, calling for the screening of all children for high cholesterol so that more of them can be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

Huge Increase in Rickets Among Ethnic Groups Due to Vitamin D Deficiency
Rickets, a disease formerly considered vanquished in most of the world, is now undergoing a resurgence, doctors are warning.

Today In History Monday November 1, 2010
1765 - The British Parliament enacted The Stamp Act in the American colonies. The act was repealed in March of 1766 on the same day that the Parliament passed the Declaratory Acts which asserted that the British government had free and total legislative power of the colonies.
1800 - U.S. President John Adams became the first president to live in the White House when he moved in.
1861 - Gen. George B. McClellan was made the general-in-chief of the American Union armies.
1864 - The U.S. Post Office started selling money orders. The money orders provided a safe way to payments by mail.
1879 - Thomas Edison executed his first patent application for a high-resistance carbon filament (U.S. Pat. 223,898).
1904 - The Army War College in Washington, DC, enrolled the first class.
1911 - Italy used planes to drop bombs on the Tanguira oasis in Libya. It was the first aerial bombing.
1950 - Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to assassinate U.S. President Harry Truman. One of the men was killed when they tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington, DC.
1952 - The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1963 - The USSR launched Polyot I. It was the first satellite capable of maneuvering in all directions and able to change its orbit.
1968 - The movie rating system of G, M, R, X, followed by PG-13 and NC-17 went into effect.
1973 - Leon Jaworski was appointed the new Watergate special prosecutor in the Watergate case.
1979 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urged all Iranians to demonstrate on November 4 and to expand their attacks against the U.S. and Israel. On November 4, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage.
1981 - The U.S. Postal Service raised the first-class letter rate to 20 cents.
1989 - Tens of thousands of refugees to fled to the West when East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia.
1989 - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced the end of a cease-fire with the Contra rebels.
1995 - In Dayton, OH, the Bosnian peace talks opened with the leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia present.
1998 - Nicaraguan Vice President Enrique Bolanos announced that between 1,000 and 1,500 people were buried in a 32-square mile area below the slopes of the Casita volcano in northern Nicaragua by a mudslide caused by Hurricane Mitch.
1998 - Iridium inaugurated the first handheld, global satellite phone and paging system.

Why Is Indiana Putting Armed Security Guards Into 36 Unemployment Offices Across The State?
Did you ever think that things in America would get so bad that we would need to put armed guards into our unemployment offices? Well, that is exactly what is happening in Indiana. Armed security guards will now be posted at all 36 full-service unemployment offices in the state of Indiana.

Explosives Found in Suspicious Packages Packed Powerful Punch
Two packages found abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the United States contained a massive amount of explosive material that would have triggered a powerful blast, a source close to the investigation has told CNN.
***Related Articles: Cargo plane bomb plot: Yemen doubts its link to the plot
The government of Yemen has expressed astonishment at the cargo plane bomb plots, claiming there were no UPS cargo planes that had taken off from Yemen
***Yemen parcel bomb maker believed to be al Qaeda terrorist Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri - Note operative word: "believed to be."

Suspicious Items Were Headed For Chicago Synagogues
Two suspicious packages containing explosives were intercepted on their way from Yemen to Chicago, authorities said Friday. President Barack Obama said authorities had uncovered a “credible terrorist threat.”

Veterans up in arms over Gulf War snub
THE AUSTRALIAN Government has rejected the pleas of war veterans to recognise the existence of Gulf War Syndrome, thwarting the hopes of hundreds for extra medical aid and compensation. Despite being recognised in both the United Kingdom and the United States, an investigation by the Repatriation Medical Authority, the results of which were announced in the authority's annual report, found the syndrome was not an injury or disease as defined by Veterans' Entitlements Act.

Electronic Voting and Stealing Elections With Media Complicity
I don't trust establishment politicians. I don't trust the establishment media.

Our New York Times Op-Ed: How the Banks Put the Economy Underwater
Several regular readers were kind enough to send congratulatory e-mails on our New York Times op-ed, which appears in the Sunday edition. I hope you enjoy it. The text follows...

Reno Gunman Shoots 3 Walmart Employees
A gunman who police said was about to be fired surrendered Friday after shooting and wounding three co-workers at a Walmart store in Nevada in a possible retaliation attack, authorities said.

Monsanto's Many Attempts to Destroy All Seeds But Their Own
There is a reason why I believe Monsanto to be one of the most evil companies on the planet, and this is in large part due to its activities relating to controlling food production through controlling the seeds to produce it.

Bernake's QE2 Will Sink Just Like the Titanic
"QE 2" doesn't refer to a sumptuous ocean liner, but a second, more extravagant round of "quantitative easing" — stimulus. In the past, this technique was simply called "printing money."

And Now...Cheap Fluoride From China Leaves Unknown, Insoluble Residue in Municipal Water Systems
Desmarais said while soluble sodium fluoride has traditionally proved easy to dissolve and add to the water supply, in recent years he’s found that 40 percent of the product they’ve been buying will not dissolve, and he doesn’t know why.

Koreas Exchange Gunfire At Land Border
The rare exchange of fire took place a fortnight before the leaders of the world's 20 top economies meet for a G20 summit in the South Korean capital Seoul, about 100 km (60 miles) south of the demilitarized zone.

Leaked Trade Agreements and Hidden Dangers of S 510: Corporations Plan to End Normal Farming
Canada’s National Farmers Union wants the Canada-EU trade deal scrapped. US farmers face the same assault by agribusiness and the biotech industry under S 510.

The Food Crisis of 2011 - Great Speculations - Buys, Holds and Hopes
Every month, JPMorgan Chase dispatches a researcher to several supermarkets in Virginia.

ADHD Misdiagnosed In Nearly 1 Million US Kids Say Researchers
Two studies published recently suggest there could be something wrong with the way ADHD is diagnosed in young children in the US, one found that nearly 1 million kids are potentially misdiagnosed just because they are the youngest in their kindergarten year, with the youngest in class twice as likely to be on stimulant medication, while the other study confirmed that whether children were born just before or just after the kindergarten cutoff date significantly affected their chances of being diagnosed with ADHD.

Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest
A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower.

Wyoming Rep. Lummis: Estate Tax Rise Has Some Planning Death
U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis says some of her Wyoming constituents are so worried about the reinstatement of federal estate taxes that they plan to discontinue dialysis and other life-extending medical treatments so they can die before Dec. 31.

US Midterm Elections: Barack Obama's World Turned Upside Down as Democrats Face Electoral Disaster
Welcome to the world as it was supposed to be for Barack Obama. Standing outside his campaign headquarters on St Charles Street in New Orleans, Cedric Richmond, the Democratic candidate, saluted a "great president" and rattled off the supposed benefits to his district of the Obama administration's reforms.

Obama Loses His Cool and Yells Back at Hecklers in Connecticut
The pressure is on Barack Obama - and it is starting to show.
The famously-cool President lost his temper in Connecticut yesterday after hecklers interrupted a speech he was giving at a rally.

Concerns Grow About Election Fraud, Voter Intimidation
As if this election season weren't already tense enough, fears about voter fraud — and some of the steps that are being taken to combat it — have created more worries.

Obama Tells Audience There Will Be 'Hand-to-Hand' If Republicans Wins
The great “uniter” is at it again with his masterful use of words to “energize” his base before elections. Let’s see how the base is getting “energized.”

Metformin Causes Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
Long-term use of the popular diabetes drug metformin (originally marketed as Glucophage) may cause patients to develop a steadily worsening vitamin B12 deficiency, Dutch scientists have found.

Alternative Birthing Centers Reduce Drug Use, Promote More Natural Births
Where you have your baby can determine how natural the birth is, says a new review in The Cochrane Library.

American Diabetic Association is a Nutritional Disgrace
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has challenged a decision to recognize the American Dietetic Association (ADA) as Michigan's only certifying agency for dietitians or nutritionists.

Girls Now Reaching Puberty at Age Nine, Thanks to Chemicals in the Food Supply (milk and plastics)
The average age of puberty in girls is now nine, in a phenomenon increasingly being blamed on rising obesity and exposure to hormone-disrupting pollutants in the food supply.

Tobacco Might Be Bad for Health, But New Research Says It's Good for Crops
The overall decline in tobacco use around the world has hurt many tobacco farmers, but scientists have identified an alternative use for tobacco that could spark new life into the tobacco industry and revolutionize modern agriculture.

Men Who Take Viagra Have 200 Percent Increased Risk of Sexually Transmitted Disease
The rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who take erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs is almost three times higher than that among men who do not take such drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Pancreatic Cancer Takes 20 Years to Grow into Detectable Tumors
New research published in the journal Nature reveals that pancreatic cancer takes 20 years to grow to the point where it is diagnosed by conventional medical doctors.

Beta Carotene May Treat Eye Disease Called Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a name for a large group of inherited vision disorders that cause progressive degeneration of the light sensitive membrane that coats the inside of the eye -- the retina.

High Blood Pressure on the Rise Among Young Adults
Rates of high blood pressure have remained fairly steady over the past ten years in every category except one: young adults between the ages of 18 and 39.

Mother's Diet Raises Risk of Birth Defects
Women who eat a high fat diet may increase their unborn children's risk of birth defects, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Center for Human Genetics at Oxford University.



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