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Today in History October 30, 2009

1735 - John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S.
1831 - Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history.
1875 - The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote.
1893 - The U.S. Senate gave final approval to repeal the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
1894 - The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, NY.
1938 - Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.
1943 - In Moscow, a declaration was signed by the Governments of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and China called for an early establishment of an international organization to maintain peace and security. The goal was supported on December 1, 1943, at a meeting in Teheran.
1945 - The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.
1972 - U.S. President Richard Nixon approved legislation to increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion.
1975 - The New York Daily News ran the headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead." The headline came a day after U.S. President Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.
1993 - Martin Fettman, America's first veterinarian in space, performed the world's first animal dissections in space, while aboard the space shuttle Columbia.
1995 - Federalist prevailed over separatists in Quebec in a referendum concerning secession from the federation of Canada.
2001 - In New York City, U.S. President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

US government recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu outbreak -- The US government has issued a new report that recommends blocking access to popular websites during a pandemic outbreak in order to preserve internet bandwidth for investors, day traders and securities clearing house operations. (so...mainly to protect Wall St)

YouTube: Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty? -- Lord Moncton tells it like it is on the Copenhagen treaty. On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton gave a presentation in St. Paul, MN on the subject of global warming. In this 4-minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty that is scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Saudis don't want oil price set in U.S. anymore -- Saudi Arabia on Wednesday decided to drop the widely used West Texas Intermediate oil contract as the benchmark for pricing its oil, dealing a serious blow to the New York Mercantile Exchange. The decision by the world's biggest oil exporter could encourage other producers to abandon the benchmark and threatens the dominance of the world's most heavily traded oil futures contract.

Hundreds of schools closed due to H1N1 flu -- The federal government has urged schools to close because of the swine flu only as a last resort. But schools are closing by the dozens as officials say they are being hit so hard and so fast by the H1N1 virus that they feel shutting down for a few days is the only feasible option.

US emergency declarations raise pandemic concerns -- New York Gov. David Paterson has declared a state of emergency because of the rise in swine flu cases. The executive order means that far more health care professionals - including dentists - will be permitted to administer vaccines with only brief training. The order is needed to suspend provisions of state law.

Mercury free flu shot available, but Vitamin D and homeopathy prevent flu better -- Because of the outcry against mercury in the swine flu vaccine, six thousand doses of mercury-free flu shots are being made available. With 160 million doses of the regular flu shot being shipped, the mercury-free flu vaccine will go fast. Those who feel a need to be vaccinated, can ask for the mercury-free shot, which health providers will need to keep under refrigeration. Other options for preventing the flu include homeopathy and vitamin D therapy, both of which have been shown to be effective in preventing colds and flu.

YouTube: Now for something funny - Baby Boomers Battle Hymn

They're thinking of using statin drugs to treat H1N1? -- Commonly available drugs that are sold in lower-cost generic versions improve the survival of patients hospitalized for seasonal influenza, researchers reported today, raising the possibility of a widely available treatment that could be used in a severe flu pandemic if other drugs are in short supply.

Cash for Clunkers wound up costing taxpayers $24,000 per car -- The average rebate was $4,000. But the overwhelming majority of sales would have taken place anyway at some time in the last half of 2009, according to That means the government ended up spending about $24,000 each for those 125,000 additional vehicle sales.

Robins can see Earth's magnetic field -- Robins can 'see' the Earth's magnetic field which allows them to navigate, scientists believe.

Chickens immunized with Genetic Modified Peas -- Genetically modified peas that can protect chickens against a common infection have been successful in trials, say scientists. (a good reason to raise your own chickens)!!

Dioxin contaminating Vietnam is a carcinogen -- An article released by Agence France Presse news service understates dioxin's cancer effects.

Harvard lab workers were poisoned -- Harvard University says six researchers who became sick in August apparently were poisoned. The Boston Herald says a memo released Friday says the group drank from a coffee machine on Aug. 26 that later tested positive for sodium azide, a common preservative used in labs. The six reported symptoms ranging from dizziness to gar ringing, and one passed out. They were treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and later released.

28 inches! Colorado braces for more snow! -- Wintry storm closes schools, delays flights, sparks dozens of crashes.

Florida's turnpike to go cashless, all electronic tolling -- By February 2011, all cash collection on the turnpike's southernmost stretch will end. Toll plazas between the Golden Glades and Interstate 595 will be converted the following year. Eventually, the turnpike will be free of toll booths.

Study finds quake risk at Los Alamos lab -- A big earthquake and resultant fire could trigger potentially deadly releases of radioactive materials from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico due to "major deficiencies" in the nuclear weapons lab's safety planning, federal safety experts warned Tuesday.

Are populations being primed for nano-microchips in vaccines? -- It's almost surreal, like something out of a sci-fi flick, but nano-microchips invisible to the naked eye are a reality that are already being hosted in wide-range of applications. The question is, how long will it take governments and big pharma to immerse nano-microchips inside of vaccines to tag and surveil global populations?

German protests over toxic swine flu jab grow after Army rejects it as too risky! -- The protest against German government plans to mass vaccinate the population with the untested and toxic swine flu jab are growing after the German army decided to order a jab without heavy metals mercury and without adjuvants that is made in the same way as the regular flu shots.

Asteroid explodes over Indonesia with the force of 3 Hiroshimas -- An asteroid that exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere with the energy of three Hiroshima bombs this month has reignited fears about our planet’s defences against space impacts.

How 56.5 million households live: $52,000 median household income in 2009 -- In the last decade, even after the housing bust, prices are still higher yet incomes still lag.

Stimulus dollars go to accused contractors More than $1.2 billion awarded to firms on watchdog's list -- More than $1.2 billion awarded to firms on watchdog's list.

McDonald's to close all restaurants in Iceland -- U.S. fast food chain McDonald's in Iceland announced that all its restaurants would close at the end of October, according to reports reaching here from Reykjavik on Tuesday. "The reason is the rising cost of imported supplies following the collapse of the Icelandic krona," reported the Icelandic electronic newspaper Iceland Review.

US secretly funding Pakistan offensive -- WASHINGTON: Even as the Pakistani government plays down the US role in its military operations in Taliban-controlled areas along the border with Afghanistan, the US has quietly rushed hundreds of millions of dollars in arms, equipment and sophisticated sensors to Pakistani forces in recent months, said US and Pakistani officials.

'Impossible' device could propel cars, missiles -- The Emdrive is an electromagnetic drive that would generate thrust from a closed system — “impossible” say some experts.

Little Known... 'Taking Your Property Back... Free and Clear!' -- Recently, some homeowners have staved off foreclosure for more than four years using a newly employed legal strategy, which requires the lender to 'Produce The Promissory Note'...Read More...

Back to freedom? -- There is only one road 'Back to FREEDOM' and this involves accepting full RESPONSIBILITY for our actions and for our lives; because without the acceptance of personal responsibility, for the things we do or fail to do, there can be no freedom.

British website - Big Brother Watch -- Sensitive official information with potential implications for national security has leaked from Whitehall, the head of the civil service has warned.

Internet turns 40 years old -- "It's the 40th year since the infant Internet first spoke," said University of California, Los Angeles, professor Leonard Kleinrock, who headed the team that first linked computers online in 1969.

Today in History October 29, 2009
1652 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an independent commonwealth.
1682 - William Penn landed at what is now Chester, PA. He was the founder of Pennsylvania.
1863 - The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded.
1901 - Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was electrocuted.
1911 - American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer died.
1929 - America's Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock market.
1940 - The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S.
1945 - The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.
1956 - "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC. The show replaced "The Camel News Caravan."
1959 - General Mills became the first corporation to use close-circuit television.
1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation.
1974 - U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or marital status
1991 - The U.S. Galileo spacecraft became the first to visit an asteroid (Gaspra).
1991 - Trade sanctions were imposed on Haiti by the U.S. to pressure the new leaders to restore the ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power.
1994 - Francisco Martin Duran fired more than two dozen shots at the White House while standing on Pennsylvania Ave. Duran was later convicted of trying to kill U.S. President Clinton.
1998 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1998 - The oldest known copy of Archimedes' work sold for $2 million at a New York auction.
2001 - KTLA broadcasted the first coast to coast HDTV network telecast

Strange Lists - The Top 20 Worst Foods in America -- Read all about how calories you are downing when eating these foods!!.....sorry to spoil your day... :)

The raid that rocked the Met: Why gun and drugs op on 6,717 safety deposit boxes could cost taxpayer a fortune -- More than 500 officers smashed their way into thousands of safety deposit boxes to retrieve guns, drugs and millions of pounds of criminal assets. At least, that's what was suppose to happen. Read More...

Top officials defend vaccination campaign -- The Obama administration gave its most aggressive defense of the government's swine flu vaccine campaign, with top officials saying Wednesday that despite shortages, the program has been more successful than expected in some ways and that millions of doses are quickly becoming available.

Shortage of vaccine posts political test for Obama -- Despite months of planning and preparation, a vaccine shortage is threatening to undermine public confidence in government, creating a very public test of Mr. Obama’s competence.

Chaos at vaccination clinic in California -- Overwhelmed clinic staff began vaccinating many people who were not supposed to be first in line for protection, officials said Tuesday. Immediately swamped by patients, they haven't been able to monitor whether those receiving the vaccines were at the top of the federal priority list.

US official says vaccine policy is too cautious -- Though the swine flu is widespread in 46 states many Americans are still waiting to get their vaccines. The Obama administration blames the shortage on manufacturing delays at the five firms making these products. But production issues only explain part of the shortfall. Also to blame are a series of policy decisions that reflect our extreme caution when it comes to these products.

Wisconsin beef farmer ordered to register premises -- A Polk County judge has ruled in favor of the state of Wisconsin in the state's second case of a farmer refusing to register a livestock premises. Cumberland cattle rancher Patrick Monchilovich, 39, faced trial Oct. 21 in Balsam Lake for not registering his premises as required by the state's livestock premises registration law.

FAA reacted slowly to errant jet -- The Federal Aviation Administration violated its own rules by taking more than 40 minutes to alert the military after losing communication with a Northwest Airlines flight last week, according to officials familiar with internal reviews under way at several federal agencies.

Government is trying to make bank bailouts permanent -- Paul Volcker and senior Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron both testified to Congress this week that the government is trying to make bailouts for the giant banks permanent.

US airlines to cut 1700 jobs -- US Airways and American Airlines said overnight they were cutting a total of 1700 jobs as they face turbulence amid prolonged recession.

Shots fired at home of Lou Dobbs -- someone has fired a gun at the home of Lou Dobbs, with his wife just a few feet away from the incident. The gunfire followed a series of threatening phone calls. Lou Dobbs is being targeted by the pro-illegal alien groups and pundits who feel that Dobbs is stopping Amnesty from passing.

Costco to accept food stamps nationwide -- Costco Wholesale Corp. said Wednesday that it will start accepting food stamps at its warehouse clubs nationwide after testing them at stores in New York.

George Soros: China should lead New World Order -- China should step up to the plate as the leader of a new global economic order, and the US shouldn't fear the establishment of a global currency because it would help the economy, billionaire investor George Soros says.

Obama signs hate crimes bill into law -- The Senate approved the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act by a vote of 68-29 on Oct. 22 after Democrats strategically attached it to a "must-pass" $680 billion defense appropriations plan.

Troops who suffer intestinal problems on active duty more likely to have continuing problems -- Troops who suffered a bout of infectious gastroenteritis while serving -- as in dysentery or diarrhea -- are more likely than others to suffer longer-term bowel disorders, researchers said here.

More on FBI raid at Pennsylvania Turnpike -- the FBI were at the Turnpike's head offices in Harrisburg Thursday afternoon and that they went away with computers and other materials. He says that as a supervisor on different Turnpike projects he personally has been interviewed multiple times by the FBI as part of a major USDOJ investigation of corruption at the Turnpike. The investigation has been going on for some months.

The video they don't want you to see of potential devastation during a Seattle earthquake -- The Washington Department of Transportation has released a powerful simulation of what could happen to the Alaskan Way Viaduct in the event of a powerful earthquake.

Curry spice kills cancer cells -- An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown.

US may end up discarding unused H1N1 vaccine -- The U.S. government may end up throwing away unused doses of swine flu vaccine if people cannot get it soon enough, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

Swift & supersized FDA enforcement -- FDA’s commissioner vows to strengthen enforcement activity and promises more bite from the agency.

Checkpoints for the next few weeks at Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel aimed to stop terrorist threats -- Drivers using the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel saw a very public effort to reduce terrorist risks to the nation's surface transportation. As many as 60 people with the TSA, the tunnel police, Coast Guard, NCIS, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Norfolk Police and Virginia Beach Police are part of the security checkpoint that’s occurring on both ends of the span.

America moving from kingdom of cash to socialism -- Pragmatic America realized that billions of people are not willing to live in the kingdom of hard cash and decided that it would be better off leaving this kingdom itself. Now the USA is talking about introducing elements of socialism.

Steps toward the American police state always tried out in Britain first -- When police admit you could be put on a secret database for being at a demo, it’s time to worry!

UK: Parents banned from watching their own children at playgrounds -- Parents are being banned from playing with their children in council recreation areas because they have not been vetted by police. Mothers and fathers are being forced to watch their children from outside perimeter fences because of fears they could be pedophiles.

America's drug crisis brought to you by the CIA -- Kudos to the New York Times, and to reporters Dexter Filkins, Mark Mazzetti and James Risen, for their lead article today reporting that Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of Afghanistan's stunningly corrupt President Hamid Karzai, a leading drug lord in the world's major opium-producing nation, has for eight years been on the CIA payroll.

CIA prevented prisoner deaths to prolong torture -- The CIA took measures to make sure their tortured prisoners did not die – in order to continue further torturing, according to human rights lawyer John Sifton.

Putin given shocking report that Obama ousted in right wing military coup -- Shocking reports circulating in the Kremlin today are stating that Prime Minister Putin’s refusal to agree to new talks with the United States on the START 1 Nuclear Arms Control Treaty, Russian National Security Council Head Nikolai Patrushev’s warning that the Motherlands “military must prepare for a large-scale conflict” and the State Duma’s unanimous vote to allow Russian troops to go “abroad to prevent aggression by other states and to protect Russian citizens on foreign soil”, are all due to a GRU report stating that the American President, Barack Obama, has been made to “surrender his power” to the Right-Wing fascist forces who now, for all intent and purposes, are steering the US towards Total Global War.

Blackwater aided by PR giant -- Public relations giant Burson-Marsteller has vast experience steering companies through tough times. But there's a limit to how much it can help Blackwater USA, a new client that's been battered by negative publicity.

Today in History October 28, 2009
1636 - Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America.
1776 - The Battle of White Plains took place during the American Revolutionary War.
1793 - Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin.
1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."
1904 - The St. Louis Police Department became the first to use fingerprinting.
1919 - The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1922 - Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government and introduced fascism to Italy.
1936 - The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by U.S. President Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary.
1949 -U.S. President Harry Truman swore in Eugenie Moore Anderson as the U.S. ambassador to Denmark. Anderson was the first woman to hold the post of ambassador.
1965 - The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO, was completed.
1976 - John D. Erlichman, a former aide to U.S. President Richard Nixon, entered a federal prison camp in Safford, AZ, to begin serving his sentence for Watergate-related convictions.
1983 - The U.S. vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution "deeply deploring" the ongoing U.S.-led invasion of Grenada.
1986 - The centennial of the Statue of Liberty was celebrated in New York.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton visited Kuwait and implied that all the troops there would be home by Christmas.
1996 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained a record 337.17 points (or 5%). The day before the Dow had dropped 554.26 points (or 7%).

Bomb kills dozens in Pakistan as Hillary Clinton arrives -- The deadliest Taliban bombing in two years ripped through a women's market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar today, killing almost 90 people. The attack happened as the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, began a three-day visit to Pakistan.

Benefits of Hemcrete -- To the lady that called into The Power Hour who lives in a "tepee" in Alaska. A Power Hour listener did some research on hemp and found out that you can use hemp by products in construction like construction blocks or powder that can be shaped for building and insulation purpose. Thanks Knightrider777!!!

VIDEO: Peter Schiff issues a Red Alert: "Get out of the US dollar" -- The writing is on the wall, my friends. If you havent invested in gold & silver yet, you may want to consider doing so. In Peter Shiffs own words, "Get out of the US dollar." Could this be related to the webbot prediction? Time will tell.

4th teen from same Palo Alto high school commits suicide -- For the fourth time in less than six months, a student from one Palo Alto high school has committed suicide, authorities say. The boy stepped in front of a train at the same location where three other students have killed themselves since May.

Gardasil Researcher Drops A Bombshell -- Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15.

Swine flu peaks out before vaccines make it into widespread distribution -- Swine flu infections have peaked out in the USA, even before drug companies could get their vaccines injected into everyone. According to CDC findings announced recently in Atlanta, one in five U.S. children have already experienced the flu this month, and most of those were likely H1N1 swine flu cases, the CDC says.

Report: Exposure to the H1N1 flu virus could protect people form the H5N1 bird flu -- Kristien Van Reeth and colleagues at Ghent University infected pigs with a closely related “predecessor” to the current pandemic strain of the flu virus. Four weeks later they also infected these animals with the H5N1 virus, and found that they had developed some immunity to bird flu.
What is H5N1 you ask:

Obama's daughters get swine flu shot, but he is waiting to get his vaccine until more becomes available -- President Barack Obama's daughters, Malia and Sasha, have received their swine flu shots. A spokeswoman for first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that 11-year-old Malia and 8-year-old Sasha received their H1N1 shots last week from a White House doctor after the vaccine became available to schoolchildren in the Washington, D.C., area.

Governors & Muppet Elmo dragged out for public service announcements on flu -- the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of thirteen new 30-second flu radio public service announcements (PSA). These new radio messages feature 13 of America’s governors and Elmo from Sesame Street. The messages, which will be promoted to radio stations across the country, promote key flu prevention messages to parents and children.

Massachusetts House passes H1N1 pandemic bill -- As feared Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H1N1 bill. House of Representatives to take the state closer to giving the governor nearly unlimited power to declare states of emergency and public health emergencies.

What's behind the false flag flu emergency? -- Misdirection, overreaction and lack of preparedness by public health officials is a clear indication to the public that they cannot totally rely upon potentially problematic vaccines or anti-viral drugs to defend themselves against the flu. QUOTE: "The public should utilize bona fide immune boosters such as vitamin D and vitamin C, and take nutrients that are documented to reduce the duration and severity of the disease which include vitamin E, the trace mineral selenium, the sulfur compound NAC, and elderberry."

VIDEO: 9-11 and the Medical Reserve Corps -- Video of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calling for health professionals to consider enlisting in the Medical Reserve Corps. (now tell me everyone, but is this woman scary looking & monotonous?)

Curcumin inhibits cancers of the head & neck -- The yellowish orange Indian spice turmeric, used to flavor curries, contains a remarkable phytochemical known as curcumin -- and this natural substance is the target of feverish research across a spectrum of medical disciplines. The reason? Curcumin has shown remarkable promise in helping the human body in a wide variety of ways. Read More...

87.4 million people using government health programs such as Medicare/Medicaid -- SK&A, a leading provider of healthcare information and research, today released its Physician Office Acceptance of Government Insurance Programs Report, which reveals that 83% of U.S. medical offices accept Medicare and 65% accept Medicaid.

Recession declared over, but job losses mounting -- It's about to become official: The recession is over—but not the pain.
The government will release figures this week expected to show that the economy has awakened from its deepest slump since the 1930s and is in the early stages of a recovery. But the following week, the government will issue another set of figures expected to show unemployment continuing to rise toward and possibly above a clearly recessionary 10 percent.

Feds to convince DC area taxpayers to embrace $4.8 billion mileage tax -- Washington, DC regional officials seek federal gas tax money to study political implication of $4.8 billion mileage tax on motorists.

"Little Buddy" GPS device keeps track of your kid -- Best Buy is selling a transmitting device that lets parents keep track of their children. Parents can place the device in a child's backpack or lunch box, for example. The "Little Buddy Child Tracker" retails for $100 (far less than other devices that sell for $200 to $500). It combines global satellite positioning and cellular technology to signal the child's whereabouts to a computer or smartphone.

AFRICOM and America's military agenda: Taking the helm of the entire world -- “AFRICOM facilitates the United States advancing on the African continent, taking control of the Eurasian continent and proceeding to take the helm of the entire globe.”

Journal article says suppressed study show GM corn killed ladybugs -- A recent article in Nature Biotechnology on how biotechnology companies restrict independent research described a study showing that a genetically modified corn killed ladybugs. The study was suppressed by the corn's developer.

German pilot describes spreading of Chemtrails -- Description of a commercial jet pilot - The written description was made on Aug. 17. 2009 and is reproduced in this article as a literal transcript.

FBI raid Pennsylvania Turnpike offices in corruption probe -- A number of Pennsylvania Turnpike officers have lost computer hard drives to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Last Thursday morning Oct 22, FBI officers showed up unexpectedly at the Turnpike offices in Harrisburg and apparently presented their authority (subpoena) to impound, examine and confiscate equipment and records as part of a criminal investigation. The agents returned and spent most of Friday at the Turnpike also. Nothing has been announced by either the FBI or the Turnpike.

Squalene in H1N1 vaccine -- The people who do take the vaccine are likely to get a dose that has squalene. The military has taken a serious thrashing over the years for their use of squalene in "classified vaccines" , so you can find out quite a bit about the use of squalene and other vaccine adjuvants in the various web-sites the military has set up to explain their position.

The case for precaution in the use of cell phones -- Electromagnetic fields generated by cell phones should be considered a potential human health risk. Sufficient time has not elapsed in order for us to have conclusive data on the biological effects of cell phones and other cordless phones — a technology that is now universal.
Websites on electromagnetic radiation:

DOE awards $3.4 billion for smart grid upgrades -- The Dept. of Energy has awarded $3.4 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to modernize the electric power grid and boost its efficiency and reliability.

DARPA looks to send the Internet into orbit -- There’ve been satellites orbiting Earth for half a century. But getting information to and from them is still a pain. Which is why Pentagon research arm Darpa is looking to finally hook the orbiting spacecraft up with reliable broadband connections. It’s part of a larger movement to extend terrestrial networks into space, and eventually build an “Interplanetary Internet.”

Mathew Hoh, Senior Civilian official in Afghanistan resigns over US strategy -- A key U.S. official in Afghanistan has resigned in protest over U.S. policy in the war-torn region, as the Obama administration deliberates its future strategy there.

Fighting Afghanistan's dumbed down and deadly bombs -- Afghanistan’s low-tech, relatively-primitive bombs might be even harder to stop than Iraq’s comparatively-sophisticated improvised explosives. The Pentagon is sinking almost a billion dollars into new tools to stop this dumbed-down threat, like sensors and software that can detect minute changes on the ground, along with dozens of other initiatives.

Coming in December:  World Government

The ominous "success" of re-education -- "The purpose of education and the schools is to change the thoughts, feelings and actions of students."

Australia faces famine expert warns -- Experts say greatest threat to the world is food production on land and in the water. A food production expert says Australia may face a massive famine if governments fail to address an impending global food shortage.

ADHD drugs side effects raise concerns -- A new report from Australia is raising alarm about potentially dangerous side effects of drugs used to treat ADHD. The report states that 30 children have had suicidal thoughts (some attempting suicide), while taking drugs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)causing the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia to upgrade the guidelines for prescribing ADHD drugs, such as Ritalin.

UK: How police rebranded lawful protest as "domestic extremism" -- About 600 climate change campaigners had gathered outside the Drax power station in North Yorkshire. They had chosen to demonstrate there because the huge plant is the UK's biggest emitter of carbon. The protesters were mainly families with young children, accompanied by clowns, cyclists, baton twirlers and, according to some reports, a giant ostrich puppet.

The Top 20 worst foods in America

2009 US Army aviation accidents costly -- So far, 2009 is shaping up to be a costlier year for U.S. Army aviation accidents and incidents, according to an Aerospace DAILY analysis of data provided by the Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center (USACRC). The average cost per accident or incident for this calendar year was about $220,178 as of July 28, the last date for which data were provided, compared to about $176,638 for all of 2008, the analysis shows.

Today in History October 27, 2009
1659 - William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America.
1787 - The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."
1795 - The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo. The treaty is also known as "Pinckney's Treaty."
1858 - Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York City. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.
1878 - The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed of over $3,000,000. The robbery was credited to George "Western" Leslie even though there was not enough evidence to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted.
1880 - Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Lee.
1904 - The New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.
1925 - Fred Waller received a patent for water skis.
1927 - The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York.
1938 - Du Pont announced "nylon" as the new name for its new synthetic yarn.
1962 - The Soviet Union adds to the Cuban Missile Crisis by calling for the dismantling of U.S. missile basis in Turkey. U.S. President Kennedy agreed to the new aspect of the agreement.
1994 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S. prison population had exceeded one million for the first time in American history.
1997 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 554.26 points. The stock market was shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan.

BANKS WORLDWIDE GET READY FOR THE OCTOBER SURPRISE! -- They're implementing what they're calling the "October Release".

Missouri  suspends Thimerosol ban for vaccine!!!!!!! -- Missouri’s top public health official granted an exemption Thursday to allow pregnant women and parents of children less than three years old to choose whether to receive flu vaccine containing a mercury-based preservative.

Federal jury finds tax protestor Peter Hendrickson guilty -- A federal jury today convicted tax protester and author Peter Hendrickson on 10 counts of filing false documents. Hendrickson, 54, of Commerce Township, author of "Cracking the Code," could face prison when he is sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen on Feb. 9. Each count is a three-year felony. Hendrickson's trial began last Tuesday on charges he falsely reported zero or nominal income on his 2000 to 2006 tax returns when he actually earned tens of thousands of dollars each year.

Bernie Kerik JAILED After Judge Revokes Bail In Corruption Trial -- An angry federal judge sent former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to jail Tuesday for sharing secret pretrial information with a "propagandist" who Kerik claimed was really his lawyer. Kerik will be forced to await his upcoming corruption trial behind bars. Related Article: Big-shot Kerik witness? Aponte, who led mob-tied firm, may be called

Wayward pilots say they were busy using laptops??? -- Not sleeping, the pilots say. They were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling program on their laptop computers as their plane flew past its Minneapolis landing by 150 miles — a cockpit violation of airline policy that could cost them their licenses.

Stroke may be striking at a younger age -- Reporting in the current issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, the team also found that while more people younger than age 65 are suffering strokes, rehabilitation is often not offered to younger people with mild stroke. Wolf and his colleagues gathered data on 7,740 people treated for stroke at a St. Louis hospital between 1999 and 2008. They found that 45 percent were younger than age 65, and 27 percent were younger than the age of 55.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd wants rate freeze on credit cards -- Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, who is fighting for his political survival, proposed Monday an immediate interest rate freeze on existing balances for the estimated 700 million credit cards in circulation. Consumers ‘shouldn't be taken to the cleaners by outrageous rates,’ he says.

Profit driven swine flu propaganda part 4 -- Those in control of the mainstream media have joined together with public health officials to provide the pharmaceutical industry with the best swine flu promotional campaign that money can buy.

Why such a shortage of swine flu vaccine? -- Administration officials sought Monday to explain why so much less H1N1 flu vaccine is available than had been promised, blaming the manufacturers and the vagaries of science for nationwide shortages.

Swine flu levels off in Georgia -- The swine flu monster seems to be retreating from Georgia - for the time being, as hospitals, health agencies and schools report fewer cases.

Obama's emergency step aimed to help implement disaster plans -- In a measure designed to help hospitals respond more quickly to surging numbers of pandemic H1N1 cases, President Barack Obama on Oct 24 signed an emergency declaration that will help facilities establish alternative care sites and protocols for triage and transport.

SEC and Homeland Security say internet could get clogged during pandemic -- Securities exchanges have a sound network back-up if a severe pandemic keeps people home and clogging the Internet, but the Homeland Security Department has done little planning, Congressional investigators said on Monday.
Related Info:
* GAO issues report on dealing with possible internet slow down during height of pandemic -- Key Securities Market Participants Are Making Progress, but Agencies Could Do More to Address Potential Internet Congestion and Encourage Readiness - summary (pdf)
* Full report - 77 pages

Fact sheet on Peramavir emergency flu drug just authorized for use -- NOTE: Do not use Peramivir IV for the treatment of seasonal influenza A or B virus infections, for outpatients with acute uncomplicated 2009 H1N1 virus infection or for pre- or post-exposure chemoprophylaxis (prevention) of influenza.

Oregano oil eliminates parasites in humans -- It's not widely known, but oregano extracts are extremely effective at eliminating parasites in humans. And a lot of people have parasites they simply don't know about.

Ex Treasury official: Dump Dollar -- A former assistant secretary of the Treasury for international affairs is warning dollar deficits might no longer be funded by foreign nations, including China.

Michelle Obama plants organic garden while husband supports Big Agra world food domination...what hypocrisy! -- Be sure to check out the people behind all this in this article.

Healthcare system wastes up to $800 billion a year -- The U.S. healthcare system is just as wasteful as President Barack Obama says it is, and proposed reforms could be paid for by fixing some of the most obvious inefficiencies, preventing mistakes and fighting fraud, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Monday.

Texas red light camera program offers no appeal for tickets -- The right to a meaningful appeal in a red light camera case does not exist in the state of Texas. While several states have allowed photo enforcement tickets to be appealed to the highest level -- Minnesota's highest court ruled on a photo ticket in 2007 and a red light camera case is currently pending before the California Supreme Court -- several Texas municipalities are using an ambiguity in state law to deny challenges beyond the lowest level of the court system.

The Pentagon's Dirty Bombers -- Depleted Uranium Death In The USA.

U.S. Forcibly Deported Islanders And Gassed Their Dogs To Make Way For Diego Garcia Military Base -- In order to convert the sleepy, Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia into a dominating military base, the U.S. forcibly transported its 2,000 Chagossian inhabitants into exile and gassed their dogs. Read More...

Detroit house auction flops for urban wasteland -- In a crowded ballroom next to a bankrupt casino, what remains of the Detroit property market was being picked over by speculators and mostly discarded. On the auction block in Detroit: almost 9,000 homes and lots in various states of abandonment and decay from the tidy owner-occupied to the burned-out shell claimed by squatters.

Will the soldiers we train in Afghanistan end up trying to kill us in the future? It's happened before -- For 30 years we've been deeply involved in creating, financing, and sometimes arming a part of the world that has shown willingness to create violence on our own soil.

Somali pirates are still at it -taking Panamanian carrier & 26 crew members -- Pirates captured a Panamanian-flagged ship with 26 crew off the East Africa coast on Thursday and fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at an Italian ship, which escaped.

Disaster hit Philippines seeks help on disease outbreak -- The Philippines is seeking international help to fight a deadly outbreak of an infectious disease following two devastating tropical storms, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Thousands of schools shut in Iraq over swine flu panic -- Iraqi education and health officials have closed almost 2,500 schools as a precaution against the spread of swine flu.

School undercounts raise pandemic concerns -- "We do know we have the H1N1 flu up here, but there's also the seasonal flu, bronchitis, strep throat, pneumonia, it's just a combination of - the perfect storm."

Modified crops reveal hidden cost of resistance -- Genetically modified squash plants that are resistant to a debilitating viral disease become more vulnerable to a fatal bacterial infection, according to biologists.

Music makes you smarter -- Regularly playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.

Health study links 4 kind of cancer to mobile phone use -- A major international health study has shown that excessive mobile phone use can be linked to four different kinds of cancer.

UK cancer patients made to take benefits test -- Terminally ill people are being forced to have tests to prove they qualify for benefits, it was claimed yesterday. Disability groups say some cancer patients have been caught up in a government crackdown on welfare cheats. They have to take tough work capability tests to assess their health because GPs have been too slow to hand over details of their illnesses.

Stimulus contracts go to companies under criminal investigation -- The Department of Defense awarded nearly $30 million in stimulus contracts to six companies while they were under federal criminal investigation on suspicion of defrauding the government.

FDA fails to follow up on unproven drugs -- The Food and Drug Administration has allowed drugs for cancer and other diseases to stay on the market even when follow-up studies showed they didn't extend patients' lives, say congressional investigators.

Today in History October 26, 2009
1774 - The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in Philadelphia.
1825 - The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York. The 363-mile canal connected Lake Erie and the Hudson River at a cost of $7,602,000.
1854 - Charles William Post was born. He was the inventor of "Grape Nuts," "Postum" and "Post Toasties."
1858 - H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine.
1881 - The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, AZ. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday and the Ike Clanton Gang.
1942 - The U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz during World War II.
1949 - U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour.
1955 - New York City's "The Village Voice" was first published.
1958 - Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York City to Paris.
1972 - U.S. National security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam..
1977 - The experimental space shuttle Enterprise successfully landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
1985 - Approximately 110,000 people marched past the U.S. and Soviet embassies in London to pressure the two countries to end their arms race.
1988 - Two whales were freed by Soviet and American icebreakers. The whales had been trapped for nearly 3 weeks in an Arctic ice pack.
1990 - The U.S. State Department issued a warning that terrorists could be planning an attack on a passenger ship or aircraft.
1992 - General Motors Corp. Chairman Robert Stempel resigned after the company recorded its highest losses in history.
1998 - A French lab found a nerve agent on an Iraqi missile warhead.

Capmark Financial files for bankruptcy -- Capmark Financial, one of America's biggest commercial property lenders, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday night after being hit by souring loans. The firm which was formerly GMAC's commercial real estate business (Or GMAC Commercial Holding Ccapital Markets Corp in short), and had originated over $10 billion in CRE loans. -- Urban Shield 2009 will be even more challenging then previous exercises. Each participating tactical team will be provided with state of the art technology and weaponry. Teams will be challenged. Read More...

RI tracking swine flu through electronic records -- State health officials are tracking the spread of swine flu through electronic prescription records, developing what they believe is a model that could help doctors more easily identify and respond to an outbreak of the illness.

Nurses Got Sick From the Swine Flu Vaccine in Sweden -- UPDATE –- 190 Adverse Reactions 1 Suspected Death.

VIDEO: Air Force Bugbots -- Micro Air Vehicle (MAVs) buglike drones

14 Americans killed in 3 helicopter crashes in Afghanistan -- At least 14 Americans have been killed in two separate crashes involving three helicopters in Afghanistan, NATO said. Hostile fire doesn’t appear to be the cause of either incident, the alliance said.

Obama declares swine flu a national emergency -- President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected people.
Related Article: He had also declared it in April when there were only 20 cases -- The Obama administration has declared a public health emergency as a result of the increasing number of Swine Flu cases being reported around the country and the danger that the virus could become a pandemic. Meanwhile, the Democrats are blaming Republicans. And the president went golfing.

Swine flu emergency! What does that mean? -- President Obama announced today that he has declared a "national emergency" over the H1N1 virus, a phrase with an ominous sound, but with little explanation offered by most of the news media.

Obama's H1N1 National Emergency declaration could invoke FEMA response to pandemic by Mike Adams -- President Obama's declaration of a national pandemic emergency is "no cause for alarm," reported the mainstream media throughout the weekend. The declaration is nothing more than a "precaution," they say. "It's really more a continuation of our preparedness steps," said Anne Schuchat, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, in a USA Today story.

Obama's daughters not vaccinated -- President Obama’s school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.

Deaths from swine flu vaccine reported in Europe -- As European governments forge ahead with mass swine flu vaccination programs, reports out of Hungary and Sweden suggest that some people have died shortly after taking the H1N1 vaccine.

Do Not take the H1N1 vaccine until you have read these real life horror stories -- Millions of Americans are lining up to take the H1N1 swine flu vaccine with no idea about the horrible things that could happen to them. In this article you will read tragic real life vaccine horror stories from people who have personally experienced devastating vaccine side effects.

FDA approves use of EXPERIMENTAL antiviral for H1N1 flu -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing the use of an experimental antiviral drug to treat severe cases of H1N1 or swine flu. The drug, peramivir, is currently being developed by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. and is undergoing testing required for regular FDA approval. The FDA said there's only limited clinical data about whether peramivir is safe and effective, but "based upon the totality of scientific evidence available, it is reasonable to believe that peramivir IV may be effective in certain patients."

WHO memos from 1972 explains how to turn vaccines into a form of killing -- Two key memorandums from WHO, discovered by Patrick Jordan, prove WHO has intentionally created the three-shot killer vaccine that people in the USA and other countries could soon be forced to take. Read More...

The swine flu is not a flu at all -- What we have today, is a pandemic with "flu-like" symptoms. And flu-like symptoms doesn't necessarily mean "Influenza" is its underlying cause.

Increase in flu is called dramatic -- Massachusetts has seen a jump in flu activity this week that has led one Central Massachusetts high school to close and that appears to signify the arrival of the second wave of swine flu.

Signs of recovery don't extend to jobs -- U.S. states and regions continue to see their economies slowly improve, but employers across the country remain skittish about hiring, according to two government reports released Wednesday.

Depleted Uranium causes cancer -- Depleted Uranium is nuclear waste…quite literally…and it causes cancer and birth defects. Read More...

VIDEO: Obama Youth Brigade March in Formation -- Our new civilian security in training?

Research reveals that Astralagus contains molecules that reverse aging -- The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine was awarded jointly to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, and Jack W. Szostak for their discoveries into cell division and into how chromosomes can be copied without degradation. The key was found in maintaining healthy telomeres, the protective ends of chromosomes, by reigniting the growth of telomerase, the enzyme that forms them. Certain astragalus molecules have been found to contribute to telomere growth, effectively reversing the aging process.

More bank failures -- Florida’s Partners Bank is the seventh failure in Florida, a state hard hit by a speculative real estate bubble and now stagnant growth. In 2009, Florida experienced its first drop in population [2] since the end of World War II.

Filthy Lucre - Paper Money As A Vector Of Disease -- This article has some interesting facts associated with pathogens and currency/paper.

Attack on free speech -- US Chamber of Commerce shuts off websites of hundreds of activists groups.

LAPD creepy anti terrorism ad -- Check out the Los Angeles Police Department's creepy new public service announcement for its city-wide anti-terrorism iWatch program. The civilian program was launched earlier this month and is endorsed by 63 police chiefs around the country.

Greyhound bus passengers get pat down, special screening by TSA -- Bryce Williams wasn't expecting to walk through a metal detector or have his bags screened for explosives at the Greyhound bus terminal near downtown Orlando. But Williams and 689 other passengers went through tougher-than-normal security procedures Thursday as part of a random check coordinated by the U.S.

Heavily armed law enforcement team with foreign forces (French) conduct Bay Area drill -- For the first time in the three-year history of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department -sponsored exercise, there will be a foreign team of officers taking part and international observers. An eight-member team representing the French National Police's Research, Assistance, Intervention, and Dissuasion unit will compete.

Indiana: 500 show up for 1-$13 an hour job -- By the time the job posting was pulled off later in the day, it was guessed nearly 500 people had applied for the $13-an-hour job.

7,000 unemployed lose their benefits every day -- As the Senate debates whether to extend unemployment benefits, more than 200,000 jobless Americans are set to see their checks stop in October.

Sweatshop conditions in US cities -- A new low-wage industry study by the Center for Urban Economic Development, the National Employment Law Project, and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment exposes the dark side of workforce exploitation in America's three largest cities - New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Chemtrails: US patent #5003186Stratospheric seeding for reduction of population -- Read about US PATENT #5003186. Stratospheric Welsbach Seeding For Reduction Of Global Warming. Patented March 26, 1991.

Ever wonder why there was a big rush to get GPS readings at your front door? -- "I strongly recommend that each and every one of you watch this short 4 minute US Air Force video -  It is your government and tax dollars at work and the final intent for use may just be for each and every one of us. No paranoia, just 1 + 1 = 2 on real application. But then nothing to be concerned about, our government would not do this to US, now would they?'

Today in History October 23, 2009

1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price.
1910 - Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight.
1915 - The first U.S. championship horseshoe tourney was held in Kellerton, IA.
1915 - Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY.
1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression. .
1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.
1956 - NBC broadcasted the first videotape recording. The tape of Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the U.S.
1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval "quarantine" of Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).
1962 - The U.S. Navy reconnaissance squadron VFP-62 began overflights of Cuba under the code name "Blue Moon."
1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and seat Communist China.
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair.
1983 - At Beirut International Airport, a suicide bomber destroyed a U.S. Marine compound and killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors. 58 French paratroopers were killed in a near-simultaneous attack.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan arrived in New York to address the U.N. General Assembly.
1995 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill Clinton agree to a joint peacekeeping effort in the war-torn Bosnia.
1996 - The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, CA. Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
1998 - Dr. Barnett Slepian, a doctor who performed legal abortions, was killed at his home in suburban Buffalo, NY, by sniper fire through his kitchen window. James Kopp was charged with second-degree murder.

FTC, FDA threaten Dr. Andrew Weil with criminal arrest over immune formula -- In their latest example of tyranny and intimidation, the FTC and FDA have teamed up to threaten Dr. Andrew Weil with criminal arrest and prosecution over his true statements about an immune boosting formula containing astragalus (an herb that can help protect you against the swine flu).
Related Article: Dr. Weil was right: Astragalus herb really helps fight the flu (influenza)

Look what 1.5 million can buy you in Wisconsin -- TOM & MELISSA MONCHILOVICH: CONVICTED! October 21, 2009 in Wisconsin Circuit Court, Polk County, Judge Molly E Galewyrick found the Monchilovich couple guilty of failure to register premises.

Jet overshoots Minn. airport by 150 miles -- Two Northwest Airlines pilots failed to make radio contact with ground controllers for more than an hour and overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles before discovering the mistake and turning around.

800 turned away from Portland Multnomah County swine flu shot site -- Multnomah County turned away an estimated 800 people Thursday morning at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization building where 500 lucky people got the shot on the first day the vaccines were provided at several county locations.

F-16 jettisons bombs at Utah Air Force base -- An F-16 jettisoned two 500-pound bombs and two fuel tanks during an in-flight emergency, causing an explosion at Hill Air Force Base, base and police officials said. He said the pilot had to drop the munitions and tanks to lighten the jet's load.

A vaccine for anxiety. The real reason drug companies are pushing more vaccines -- There's a new vaccine for nicotine addiction, and another one for drug addiction. There's an AIDS vaccines (which doesn't work) and a vaccine for cervical cancer that's been approved for use on boys (boys don't have a cervix). Through the pharmaceutical industry, the big push for vaccines is on!

Major swine flu outbreak at Chicago high school -- There are signs all over the United States that the swine flu outbreak is starting to become more serious. At one Chicago area high school, 972 students have come down with flu-like symptoms, forcing school officials to close the school down and to cancel all extra-curricular activities. The high school where this is happening, St. Charles East High School, closed on Wednesday and will not re-open until Monday at the earliest.

Sunstein urges: abolish marriage -- The U.S. government should abolish its sanctioning of marriage, argued Cass Sunstein, President Obama's regulatory czar.

They can't push us around forever -- The following is a letter from Tennessee to the other 49 State Legislatures. Read More...

Judge tosses out suit against Blackwater -- A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out a series of lawsuits filed by alleged Iraqi victims of the contractor once known as Blackwater USA, but is allowing the plaintiffs to refile their claims.

Stop the spraying of citizens on California -- October 20th: Sonoma Action! 5:00pm - 6:15pm, Come to the Tuesday's Sonoma Farmers' Market (Broadway and E. Napa Street). Show support for farmers. Tabling and leafleting throughout the Plaza will also be going on then and after 6:15pm. Signs and banners will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Profit driven swine flu propaganda part 3 -- This article is part three in a six-part series. Public health officials now say they have quit keeping tabs on swine flu deaths because it is too difficult. A more likely explanation is that fear mongering would be impossible if they continued to announce the low rates of swine flu deaths and vaccine profits would take a nose dive.

Government hijacks kids TV to propagandize for flu shots -- The federal government has accelerated its $16 million dollar PR campaign to brainwash and coerce increasingly suspicious Americans into taking the swine flu vaccine by weaving their propaganda into a popular pre-school show for children currently airing on PBS Kids.

Louis Farrakhan says H1N1 vaccine designed to kill people -- In Memphis on Sunday, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan said to an audience that the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccination was developed to depopulate the human race.

Bill Gates reveals support for GMO agriculture -- As it has come to dominate the agenda for reshaping African agriculture over the years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been very careful not to associate itself too closely with patent-protected biotechnology as a panacea for African farmers.

French official says US trying to inflate away debt -- The United States is pumping out liquidity to try to inflate away its debt, leading to the depreciation of the U.S. dollar, Henri Guaino, a top advisor to French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday.

Dollar dumping will remain the hot trade -- The dollar slumped to a new 14-month low Wednesday, and it could continue floundering well into next year.

Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years -- The decline in Barack Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term for more than 50 years.

America is filling up with dumb people -- As if guided by an invisible hand nationwide, administrators forced teachers to dumb down the academic requirements. Teachers passed kids to the next grade level... whether those children performed... or not.

The gathering storm in commercial real estate -- These quickie retail operations -- known as pop-ups -- are showing up throughout Southern California and around the nation, filling in the gaps at recession-battered shopping centers for a fraction of the regular rents. The model has been well-established with "holiday theme stores"--retail operations which sell goods aimed at a specific holiday such as Halloween for a few weeks prior to the holiday.

VIDEO: Richard Belzer EXPOSES Federal Reserve on HBO Real Time Bill Maher

Today in History October 22, 2009
1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University.
1797 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet.
1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.
1844 - This day is recognized as "The Great Disappointment" among those who practiced Millerism. The world was expected to come to an end according to the followers of William Miller.
1879 - Thomas Edison conducted his first successful experiment with a high-resistance carbon filament.
1907 - The Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing money from many New York banks.
1934 - Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, the notorious bank robber, was shot and killed by Federal agents in East Liverpool, OH.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1968 - Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times.
1975 - Air Force Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was discharged after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads " "A gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."
1981 - The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.
1983 - At the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia, an armed man crashed a truck through front gates and demanded to speak with U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law.
1995 - The 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record number of world leaders gathering.
1999 - China ended its first-ever human rights conference in which it defied Western definitions of civil liberties.

Gold closes higher as dollar hits new low -- Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange closed higher on Wednesday as dollar slid to a new 14-month low. Silver and platinum both gained.

Firefight Over the Red, White and Blue -- Chester, Pa., firefighter James Krapf wants to know what's wrong with Old Glory. The 11-year veteran was suspended without pay Thursday after he refused to peel a sticker of the American flag from his locker.

Extinct animals could be brought back to life using DNA technology -- Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park film may have been pure science fiction - but extinct creatures such as Neanderthals to Sabre-toothed tigers could soon be brought back to life thanks to advances in DNA technology.

Profit Driven Swine Flu Propaganda -- The pharmaceutical industry, with public health officials and the mainstream media acting as a mass marketing team, is about to pull off the biggest profiteering scheme in the history of the world. The swine flu hoax, perpetrated on a global level, will generate unheard of profits from a non-existent pandemic.
Related Article: Profit driven swine flu propaganda part 2 -- This article is part two in a six-part series. The pandemic has fizzled out but the gravy train toward vaccine profits is still rolling. On September 16, 2009, Reuters reported that the death rate from the pandemic H1N1 swine flu was likely lower than earlier estimates.

Despite H1N1 fears, many worry about vaccination -- Americans have become increasingly alarmed about the swine flu, but many are wary about getting vaccinated against the disease, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spanking -- “I’ve worked with thousands of parents and I can tell you, without question, that screaming is the new spanking,” said Amy McCready, the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, which teaches parenting skills in classes, individual coaching sessions and an online course. “This is so the issue right now.

CBS & swine flu -- Get this. The CDC stopped testing people for Swine Flu in JULY. Why? Because CDC assumed there was already an epidemic, and therefore more tests would be waste of time and money. CBS has been trying to obtain state-by-state numbers for Swine Flu cases compiled, by the CDC, BEFORE the testing was stopped. The CDC has refused to come across with those numbers. It’s been stonewalling CBS for the last three months.

Serious vaccine reactions to be called "coincidence"? -- Every day Americans wake up to news reports that warn us about the dangers of influenza, especially the new H1N1 “swine flu”. But swine flu is mild for most people and the virus is not mutating into a more serious form.

US hate law encourages international enforcement -- We must preserve our free speech and national sovereignty at all costs! The only way we can do that right now is to continue to email the President against the defense/hate bill. But we must also now protest his signing away our national sovereignty at the Copenhagen conference.

TASER advises cops not to aim at suspect's chest -- The maker of TASER stun guns is advising police officers to avoid shooting suspects in the chest with the 50,000-volt weapon, saying that it could pose an extremely low risk of an "adverse cardiac event."

The dollar is finished & the Chinese are dumping it -- China's "current strategy is to diversify out of dollars and into commodities," Ferguson says. Furthermore, China's recent pact with Brazil to conduct trade in their local currencies is a "sign of the times."

Worlds stupidest inventions -- These are real - and real stupid - inventions. Click through to discover the most ridiculous inventions of all time.

Irrational exuberance behind recent stock gains says UAB expert -- A second straight week of stronger-than-expected third quarter earnings from a broad cross section of U.S. industries has held the nation's Dow Jones Industrial Average above the psychological benchmark of 10,000 points for the week of Oct. 19, but the climb isn't likely to last, says a finance expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Swine vaccine goal 50 million doses next month -- The government now hopes to have about 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine out by mid-November and 150 million in December.

Canadian turkey sick with swine flu -- Canadian health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of turkeys catching the swine flu in this country, likely from humans, and urged farm workers to get vaccinated soon.

Pentagon used psychological operation on US public, documents show -- Figure in Bush propaganda operation remains Pentagon spokesman.

Man arrested in Boston on terrorism charges -- A pharmacist living with his parents in the suburbs of Boston was arrested on Wednesday on federal terrorism charges. The authorities said he had conspired to attack civilians at a shopping mall, American soldiers abroad and two members of the executive branch of the federal government.

America's phony war in Afghanistan -- One of the most remarkable aspects of the Obama Presidential agenda is how little anyone has questioned in the media or elsewhere why at all the United States Pentagon is committed to a military occupation of Afghanistan. There are two basic reasons, neither one of which can be admitted openly to the public at large.

Criminalizing Poverty For Profit: Local Government's New Debtors Prisons -- Local government is desperate for new funding but doesn't dare tap the wealthy. So they're busily criminalizing poverty and filling new Debtor's prisons.

US soldier commits suicide in Indiana movie theater -- A National Guard soldier home on a 15-day leave from the war in Afghanistan committed suicide in a Muncie, Indiana, movie theater October 12. Jacob W. Sexton, a 21-year-old from rural Farmland, Indiana, shot himself in the head, approximately 20 minutes into the violent comedy Zombieland, with friends and siblings sitting around him. The suicide underscores once again the psychological damage done to soldiers charged with carrying out the brutal colonial occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

VIDEO: Man paralyzed after routine vaccinations -- Jerry Emmons got a tetanus and a pneumonia shot in June. Now he's in a wheelchair. His legs are paralyzed, and his arms weak. The shots had caused the Guillain-Barre syndrome.

NY state assembly hearing on vaccines video -- Gary Null speaks out.

H1N1 outbreak at Air Force Academy -- Specimens from ill cadets tested positive for novel influenza A (H1N1 [nH1N1])–specific ribonucleic acid (RNA) by real-time reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction.

Clotheslines banned in thousands of US communities -- reports that, "hanging clotheslines was against the rules in so many communities nationwide that state governments are being forced to step in and make it against the law to ban them. And states like Vermont and Utah have already succeeded. But the fight for the right to hang clotheslines is just getting started."

Canadian military prepares for worst -- The Canadian military has been looking a decade ahead as it tries to prepare for various worst case scenarios that it may be faced with in the future, and some are pretty scary.

Today in History October 21, 2009
1797 - "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor.
1849 - The first tattooed man, James F. O’Connell, was put on exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York City, NY.
1858 - The Can-Can was performed for the first time in Paris.
1879 - Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.
1917 - The first U.S. soldiers entered combat during World War I near Nancy, France.
1918 - Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.
1925 - The photoelectric cell was first demonstrated at the Electric Show in New York City, NY.
1925 - The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had fined 29,620 people for prohibition (of alcohol) violations.
1927 - Construction began on the George Washington Bridge.
1959 - The Guggenheim Museum was opened to the public in New York. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
1967 - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, DC, in opposition to the Vietnam War.
1980 - The Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series.
1983 - The Pentagon reported that 2,000 Marines were headed to Grenada to protect and evacuate Americans living there.
1988 - Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos and his wife, Imelda, were indicted in New York on fraud and racketeering charges. Marcos died before his trial and Imelda was acquitted in 1990.
1994 - North Korea and the U.S. signed an agreement requiring North Korea to halt its nuclear program and agree to inspections.
1998 - Cancer specialist Dr. Jane Henney became the FDA's first female commissioner.

Senate Bill 1858 Passed: The Bill Nobody Noticed: National DNA Databank -- In April of 2008, President Bush signed into law S.1858 which allows the federal government to screen the DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S. This was to be implemented within 6 months meaning that this collection is now being carried out. Congressman Ron Paul states that this bill is the first step towards the establishment of a national DNA database.

A/H1N1 flu confirmed in turkey flock in Canada -- A turkey farm in Ontario province has been confirmed infected with A/H1N1 flu, making Canada the second country to report such infection after Chile, health officials said on Tuesday.

Britain will starve without GM crops, says major report -- A new row over genetically modified foods being introduced into our shops has broken out after a Royal Society report recommended GM crops should be grown in Britain.

Economic Pearl Harbor -- Did you know they had some warning at Pearl Harbor? Read More...

Profit driven swine flu propaganda: pump up the volume -- The pharmaceutical industry, with public health officials and the mainstream media acting as a mass marketing team, is about to pull off the biggest profiteering scheme in the history of the world. The swine flu hoax, perpetrated on a global level, will generate unheard of profits from a non-existent pandemic.

British Columbia man who was paralyzed after flu shot in 2007 warns of risks -- A New Westminster man is raising a warning flag after he contracted a rare and debilitating condition linked to the flu shot that left him paralyzed for almost five months.

Woman suffers rare paralysis after flu shot -- A Sarnia woman who suffered a rare reaction to a flu shot is recovering from temporary paralysis from the waist down. Teresa Valenti, 42, developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) after receiving the vaccination, and was told only one person in a million experiences that kind of side-effect.

Satire piece: How to be a swine flu zealot -- Swine flu vaccine zealots are like zombies... they just keep coming at you, mindless... heartless... empty-headed and a tad funky on the smell, too. But I've noticed from observing the behavior of a few such zealots that not all of them fully comprehend precisely how to act like a mindless vaccine zealot. There's more to it than just parroting whatever the FDA says. You actually have to get with the zealot program if you want to be taken seriously as a swine flu vaccine zealot.

They're Destroying the Dollar -- Now that the dollars has resumed its long-term decline, one might consider adopting the realism of Chinese students. At Beijing University last summer, when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke about his faith in a strong dollar and insisted that "Chinese assets are very safe," they laughed.

If a Bubble Bubble Bursts Off Balance Sheet, Will Anyone Be There to Hear It? Pt 4 - Wells Fargo -- I query, why do the smaller, healthier banks continue to agree to fund the likes of the humongous risk behemoths such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, et. al.? Is it a death of comparable lobbying power? If so, simply pass this series of off balance sheet bank articles to your local representatives AND their constituents. I am sure that can serve to get the discussion started!

U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets -- In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the CIA and the wider intelligence community, is putting cash into Visible Technologies, a software firm that specializes in monitoring social media.

German government to host flu database GISAID, Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data -- The German Ministry of Food, Agriculture & Consumer Protection (BMELV) today announced that it has agreed to host the influenza gene sequence database of the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID), putting its future on a more solid footing as the world enters the second wave of the H1N1 flu pandemic.

OSHA statement on H1N1 Inspections -- To ensure the protection of frontline healthcare and emergency medical workers at high risk of infection with H1N1 virus, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will soon issue a compliance directive to ensure uniform procedures when conducting inspections to identify and minimize or eliminate high to very high risk occupational exposures to the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus.

Beyond Stupid news: Man charged for being naked in his own home while making coffee -- A Springfield, Virginia man is facing an indecent exposure charge after a passerby spotted the man naked in his kitchen and reported it to police.

Navy's new slogan: "America's Navy, A global force for good" -- The Navy’s new recruiting slogan, “America’s Navy: A global force for good,” was designed from the outset to motivate existing sailors as much as to entice young people to enlist.

Pharma's hidden secrets revealed -- "I hope that I have your attention because I am going to reveal what the medical establishment and Big Pharma has hidden from the citizens of the world for over 65 years."

Suzanne Somers gets vilified for touting alternative cancer treatments in new book -- Suzanne Somers is at it again. Less than a year after the former sitcom actress frustrated mainstream doctors (and cheered some fans) by touting bioidentical hormones on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," she's back with a new book. This one's on an even more emotional topic: Cancer treatment. Specifically, she argues against what she sees as the vast and often pointless use of chemotherapy.

San Francisco passes nation's first mandatory composting law -- By requiring all residents and businesses to compost, we’ll increase the amount of “black gold” available for sustainable regional agriculture and improve our environment. When food scraps break down in an oxygen-starved landfill it creates large quantities of methane gas, a greenhouse gas 72 times more potent than carbon dioxide when measured over a 20 year period. It also creates acids that can leach toxins from the landfill.

State sponsored terror campaigns: the hidden evil -- This document is dedicated to the known & unknown people who have been driven to suicide or have committed acts of violence as a result of being harassed by Organized Vigilante Stalking groups. It is my goal to make their operations as visible as possible.

Man Joins Army to Help Ailing Wife -- Bill Caudle of Watertown was laid off in March from the plastics company where he'd worked for 20 years. Unable to find another job, Caudle -- on his 39th birthday -- enlisted in the U.S. Army to get the health insurance his wife needs to continue her battle against ovarian cancer. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel told the family's story Sunday.

Hunting banned in parts of Austria after hailstones kill up to 90% of wild game -- Hunting has been banned in parts of Austria after freak storms with tennis ball-sized hailstones killed up to 90 per cent of the wild game population.

VIDEO: The forgotten Navajo: Living with uranium -- Rolanda Tahani has been drinking water from a well behind her house for decades. And just recently she was informed it has been contaminated with uranium since the 1970s.

Iraqi honey industry battling to regain it's buzz...production down due to bee illness -- Iraq's once-flourishing honey industry is struggling to revive itself, hit by long-term environmental degradation and six years of unrest that followed the 2003 US-led invasion.

Top tech firms back open internet in letter to FCC -- Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Twitter and other leading Web and technology companies expressed support Monday for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) efforts to ensure an open Internet.

2009 Top 100 government contractors

The bill nobody noticed: National DNA Data Bank -- In April of 2008, President Bush signed into law S.1858 which allows the federal government to screen the DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S. This was to be implemented within 6 months meaning that this collection is now being carried out. Congressman Ron Paul states that this bill is the first step towards the establishment of a national DNA database.

US military create live remote controlled beetles to bug conversations -- The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has spent years developing a whole host of cyborg critters, in the hopes of creating the ultimate 'fly on the wall'.

Foreclosures force homeowners to check into shelters -- Growing numbers of Americans who have lost houses to foreclosure are landing in homeless shelters, according to social service groups and a recent report by a coalition of housing advocates.

Census predicts fall in response rate -- Starting next year, Bank of America will charge a small number of customers an annual fee, ranging from $29 to $99. The bank has characterized the fee as experimental. But card holders who have never carried a balance or paid late fees could be among those affected.

Citibank closing credit card accounts without warning -- Citi confirmed the basics. The bank said in a statement it “decided to close a limited number of oil partner co-branded MasterCard accounts.” That includes not only Shell, but Citgo, ExxonMobil and Phillips 66-Conoco cards. The close date was Wednesday, and letters were sent out Monday to customers informing them of the change, a Citi spokesman said. The bank would not say how many cards were shut down or how much available credit they represented.

German government to get special swine flu vaccine -- Just a week after it emerged that the German armed forces was getting a different kind of A/H1N1 vaccine to the general population, Der Spiegel magazine reports that the government will also get special treatment.

VIDEO: Air Force bugbots -- Micro Air Vehicle (MAVs) buglike drones

Today in History October 20, 2009
1803 - The U.S. Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase.
1818 - The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel.
1892 - The city of Chicago dedicated the World's Columbian Exposition.
1903 - A joint commission ruled in favor of the U.S. concerning a dispute over the boundary between Canada and the District of Alaska.
1910 - A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series game for the first time.
1930 - "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" debuted on NBC radio.
1935 - Mao Zedong arrived in Hanoi after his Long March that took just over a year. He then set up the Chinese Communist Headquarters.
1942 - Pierre Laval told the French labor that they must serve in Germany.
1944 - Allied forces invaded the Philippines.
1944 - During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated.
1947 - Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry.
1957 - Walter Cronkite began hosting "The 20th Century." The show aired until January 4, 1970.
1967 - Seven men were convicted in Meridian, MS, on charges of violating the civil rights of three civil rights workers. Of the men convicted one was a Ku Klux Klan leader and another was a sheriff's deputy.
1968 - Jackie Lee Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
1976 - More than 70 people were killed when the Norwegian tanker Frosta collided with the ferryboat George Prince on the Mississippi River.
1979 - The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was dedicated.
1984 - The U.S. State Department reduced the number of Americans assigned to the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
1986 - American mercenary Eugene Hasenfus was formally charged by the Nicaraguan government on several charges including terrorism.
1993 - Attorney General Janet Reno warned the TV industry to limit the violence in their programs.
1995 - Britain, France and the U.S. announced a treaty that banned atomic blasts in the South Pacific.
2003 - A 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without safety devices and survived. He was charged with illegally performing a stunt.

October 16, 2009
What the demise of the dollar means for you -- For several months you have read the warnings issued by economists and columnists, including this writer, concerning the devaluing of the dollar and its ultimate demise. But what, exactly, does this mean for you, the citizen?

2012: combat the nonsense -- Here is a list of other resources that should help answer any questions or concerns you may have on this topic.

Extending the recession indefinitely -- Unemployment continues to tick upward. Small businesses forgo profits on two-for-one deals just to keep the doors open.

Poorer nations to get donated swine flu vaccine -- About 100 developing countries will receive international donations of swine flu vaccines, maybe as soon as November, a World Health Organization official said Monday.

Virtual fence, real disaster -- This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 3:43 pm and is filed under Miscellaneous. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Sticker shock at the supermarket: Prices poised to rise -- If there's any silver lining to a recession -- albeit a thin one -- it's that consumer prices typically go down. Make no mistake, deflation is a sign of a sick economy, but at least the net effect of cheaper prices for the basic necessities -- food, clothing and shelter -- helps folks get by when they are struggling to make ends meet.

Pittsburgh: beta test for a police state -- Pittsburgh is not going to stand-down now that the G-20 has departed. The “dividend” is that it will remain a militarized police state.

New Zealand: Proposed powers bordering on police state -- On the second anniversary of controversial police raids, political activists today told MPs a new bill allowing police greater powers to search and monitor could stifle freedom of speech.

NORAD exercise on east coast -- TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, FLA. (10/13/2009)(readMedia)-- The Continental United States NORAD Region, a geographical component of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, will conduct a three-day homeland defense exercise, Falcon Dart, beginning Oct. 14 along the eastern seaboard and in New England.

Cut yourself? Sprinkling sugar on the wound could help it heal faster -- If there's any silver lining to a recession -- albeit a thin one -- it's that consumer prices typically go down. Make no mistake, deflation is a sign of a sick economy, but at least the net effect of cheaper prices for the basic necessities -- food, clothing and shelter -- helps folks get by when they are struggling to make ends meet.

Leaked network memo revelas Obama controls your television set

Today - October 15, 2009

One time atomic bomb making center gst stimulus funds to get rid of by-products -- “Exciting and bittersweet” is how Anthony Buhl, CEO of EnergX, a contractor at the U.S. Energy Dept’s Oak Ridge nuclear waste cleanup site near Knoxville, Tenn., describes his portion of the complex’s stimulus infusion gained early this year.

Indonesia declares seven quake destroyed villages mass graves -- Indonesian authorities declared as mass graves Tuesday seven villages destroyed by earthquake-triggered landslides, as they called off the search for over 200 people believed buried.

The 15 most toxic places to live -- Chernobyl is the town in northern Ukraine home to the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.

Drug makers, doctors rake in billions battling H1N1 flu -- Swine Flu Is Bad for Victims, But Good for Businesses That Cater to Expanding Market

FBI building system that blows away fingerprinting -- The FBI plans to migrate from its IAFIS fingerprint database to a new biometrics system that will include DNA records, 3-D facial imaging, palm prints and voice scans.

Record October cold has folks scrambling to winterize -- A record-breaking cold snap that has made this the most frigid start in memory for October has people scrambling to winterize home, car and self.

Government reports point to fiscal doomsday -- When our leaders have no awareness of the disastrous consequences of their actions, they can claim ignorance and take no action.

Growing number of pet owners turn to home cooking

Sweden loses it's Internet connection for an hour -- The internet connection for the whole of Sweden went down for almost an hour when routine maintenance broke every single .se address.

Millions to participate in earthquake drill in CA

America faces dairy shortage

Today - October 14, 2009

Dollar loses reserve status to yen & euro -- Ben Bernanke's dollar crisis went into a wider mode yesterday as the greenback was shockingly upstaged by the euro and yen, both of which can lay claim to the world title as the currency favored by central banks as their reserve currency.

Goldman Sachs 2009 bonuses to double 2008’s; $23 billion could send 460,000 to Harvard, buy insurance for 1.7 million families -- Today, we bring you the investment bank that manages to double its bonuses during the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Agnico-Eagle Says Gold Price ‘Only Halfway’ to High -- Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., the
Canadian gold producer that’s quadrupling output, expects the metal’s price to exceed $2,300 on inflation and tight supply.

New York Nurses Suing State Over Forced Vaccinations -- A group of nurses is suing the State of New York over mandatory H1N1 vaccinations, claiming that the threat of being fired for refusing is a violation of their civil rights.

US, other nations stop counting pandemic flu cases -- Government doctors stopped counting swine flu cases in July, when they estimated more than 1 million were infected in this country. The number of deaths has been sitting at more than 600 since early September.

RFID 'Powder' - World's Smallest RFID Tag -- The world's smallest and thinnest RFID tags were introduced yesterday by Hitachi. Tiny miracles of miniaturization, these RFID chips (Radio Frequency Identification chips) measure just 0.05 x 0.05 millimeters. The previous record-holder, the Hitachi mu-chip, is just 0.4 x 0.4 millimeters. Take a look at the size of the mu-chip RFID tag on a human fingertip.

German Soldiers to Receive Different Swine Flu Vaccine Than German People -- According to a newspaper article, the German military has ordered it's own special vaccine for it's 250000 soldiers. Different from the serum which the civilian population will be vaccinated with, the more compatible vaccine for the soldiers will not contain any contended additives nor will it contain any mercury preservatives, has been reported by the Bielefelder "Westfalen- Blatt" under reference to military sources. Its about the Serum Celvapan manufactured by Baxter.

Three heroes of 9/11 die of cancer in five days -- A firefighter and two cops who worked at Ground Zero in the days and weeks after Sept. 11 have died of cancer in the past five days, the Daily News has learned.

Ship with 9/11 steel heads to New York: Chenango Valley grad captains vessel -- A Navy assault ship with a bow containing 7 1/2 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers began its journey to New York on Tuesday, sailing down the Mississippi River in a pea-soup fog as watchers along the levee strained for a glimpse.

Capsaicin could stop a heart attack in progress, scientists find -- The researchers found an amazing 85 percent reduction in cardiac cell death when capsaicin was used. This is the most powerful cardioprotective effect ever recorded, according to Keith Jones, PhD, a researcher in the UC department of pharmacology and cell biophysics.

Today in History October 13, 2009
1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
1792 - The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as the White House in 1818.
1812 - American forces were defeated at the Battle of Queenstown Heights. The British victory effectively ended an further U.S. invasion of Canada.
1854 - The state of Texas ratified a state constitution.
1953 - An ultrasonic burglar alarm was patented by Samuel Bagno.
1957 - Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special.
1989 - U.S. President George Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega.
1992 - A commercial flight record was set by an Air France supersonic jetliner for circling the Earth in 33 hours and one minute.
1995 - Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest.

Celente - People Should Brace For 'Greatest Depression' -- 2012 Forecast - Food Riots, Ghost Malls, Mob Rule, Terror.

German soldiers to receive different H1N1 vaccine than German people -- According to a newspaper article, the German military has ordered it's own special vaccine for it's 250000 soldiers. Different from the serum which the civilian population will be vaccinated with, the more compatible vaccine for the soldiers will not contain any contended additives nor will it contain any mercury preservatives, has been reported by the Bielefelder "Westfalen-Blatt" under reference to military sources.

Does your boss want you dead? -- Right now, your company could have a life insurance policy on you that you know nothing about. When you die -- perhaps years after you leave your employer -- the tax-free proceeds from this policy wouldn't go to your family. The money would go to the company.

Interpol seeks visa-free travel for its cops -- The global police organization Interpol began issuing special passports Tuesday to its senior investigators, aimed at allowing them to enter any of the group's 188 member countries without visas. Pakistan and Ukraine become the first countries to accept the new documents and three more will follow soon, Interpol Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble said during the organization's general assembly here.
Related Info: Who is Ronald K. Noble?...Click Here!

W.Va. driver licenses good to go on Real ID -- The National Conference on State Legislatures has been sending out action alerts reminding states that they must apply for an extension for complying with Real ID standards by Dec. 1 or risk the chance that state drivers' licenses and identification could be invalid for boarding commercial aircraft or entering federal buildings as of Jan. 1, 2010. West Virginia won't have to sweat the deadline, since West Virginia's licenses are already in compliance with current Real ID benchmarks.

Vitamin D may save you from swine flu -- People still don't get it: Vitamin D is the "miracle nutrient" that activates your immune system to defend you against invading microorganisms -- including seasonal flu and swine flu. Two months ago, an important study was published by researchers at Oregon State University. This study reveals something startling: Vitamin D is so crucial to the functioning of your immune system that the ability of vitamin D to boost immune function and destroy invading microorganisms has been conserved in the genome for over 60 million years of evolution.

Wrong turn in Afghanistan -- But wars are often presented in simple terms in the West. The military marches in, defeats bad guys and then a democratic state is born or reinvigorated. When President Bush appeared on an aircraft to indicate that the mission to defeat a "bad guy" had been successful, it was actually only the start of a long and inconclusive struggle against several nation states.

Obama White House to 60,000,000 Anglers: We Don't Need You -- A recently released White House document could result in the closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas.

Regulatory czar Cass Sunstein says "Take organs from helpless patients -- 'Though it may sound grotesque, routine removal would save lives'!?!!!

Dr. Russell Blaylock: Doctor will be drafted under Democrat's public option -- A respected medical specialist has carefully reviewed the healthcare reform bill in the U.S. House, and he declares that it would amount to a virtual "draft" of doctors into the government's "public option" health insurance program.

US Consumer Expectations - Next 5+ years -- However, the trivial issues we concern ourselves with today (Politics, American Idol, Survivor, keeping up with the Jones’, etc) will no longer be the forefront of our daily lives, as we struggle to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. The ACLU-type concerns of today will also become irrelevant and family values/religion will become the center-stage of the new America.

Swine flu fears grow as NHS staff (UK) refuse vaccines -- Hospital chief executives have told the Guardian that they expect as few as 10%-20% of their staff to get vaccinated and cannot fulfil the DH’s demands because the jabs, which are due to begin within days, are entirely voluntary.

Secondary Transmission: The short and sweet about live virus vaccine shedding -- The fact is that once a child is injected with a live virus vaccine (and let’s assume that this child is immune as a result of it) there are still other things to consider which most parents do not know about and most pediatricians fail to warn about – which is vaccine shedding! What is shedding? Read More...

Obama & the Nobel peace prize: When war becomes peace, when the lie becomes the truth -- Granting the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama provides legitimacy to the illegal practices of war, to the military occupation of foreign lands, to the relentless killings of civilians in the name of "democracy".

Pollution an enduring legacy at old missile sites -- As U.S. Air Force officials marked the 50th anniversary of the deployment of nuclear missiles to sites in the rural United States this past week, residents in some of these communities are still grappling with another legacy -- groundwater pollution from chemicals used to clean and maintain the weapons.

Kentucky pastor gives up pulpit to fight for second amendment rights -- The Kentucky pastor who drew notice earlier this year for hosting a God-and-guns event at his church is giving up his flock for his Glock.

Obama's communist gun free America plan -- The great pay-back has begun, and it's going to be ugly. The gun grabbers in Congress are paying back the anti-gun extremists who put them and Barack Obama in office.

Waco siege enforcer to rule over global police force -- Man who both approved and covered-up government slaughter of 76 people, including 20 children, will lead move to establish international model of law enforcement.

Why & how to avoid GMO foods -- Now that President Obama has appointed Michael Taylor as Food Czar to his cabinet, the struggle is destined to become more difficult unless more consumers knowingly boycott GMO products. Michael Taylor was a vice president and chief lobbyist for Monsanto prior to his cabinet selection. Did you know that the stated aim of Monsanto is to own the patents for all the food crop seeds in the world? And now they're in the White House!

FBI scanning drivers license photos with face recognition technology to look for criminals -- In its search for fugitives, the FBI has begun using facial-recognition technology on millions of motorists, comparing driver's license photos with pictures of convicts in a high-tech analysis of chin widths and nose sizes.

Red Bull drink=slow death? -- RED BULL was created to stimulate the brains in people who are subjected to great physical force and in stress coma and never to be consumed like an innocent drink or soda pop.

Why are Monsanto insiders now appointed to protect your food safety By Dr. Mercola -- While health care reform is finally on the table, and an organic farm has, for the first time, been planted on the White House lawn, there are an unsettling number of foxes being appointed to guard the U.S. health care and food industry hen houses … foxes that have entirely too many connections to Monsanto, the chemical manufacturer turned agricultural giant that is slowly gaining control over the world’s population, one seed at a time.

Obama risks a domestic military intervention -- There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.

Rogue insect takes down missile transport truck -- A giant bug lands on a truck driver transporting intercontinental ballistic missiles. The trucker swerves off the road, inadvertently kicking off Armageddon. Read More...

Behind Montana prison they prey on small desperate towns -- With the unraveling of the deal for the shadowy American Private Police Force to take over and populate an empty jail in Hardin, Montana, it's pretty clear that the small city got played by an ex-con and his (supposed) private security firm.

The Obama Justice department's secret blogging team -- Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda.

Cold temperatures threaten seed potato crop -- Record-low temperatures in southwestern Idaho are threatening to destroy at least a portion of this season's crop of seed potatoes.

Soybeans, corn rise as rains stall US harvest, limit supplies -- Corn and soybeans rose on speculation that cold, wet Midwest weather will slow the harvest and reduce production in the U.S., the world’s largest grower and exporter of both crops.

Ammunition bill signed into law in California -- Before the midnight deadline, Gov. Schwarzenegger acted on 685 bills that were on his desk. He signed 456 and vetoed 229. One of the bills that he signed was Assembly Bill 962. It requires handgun ammunition to be kept behind the counter where customers cannot access it without assistance.

It's a Fork, It's a Spoon, It's a ... Weapon? -- A 6-year-old's suspension for bringing a camping tool to school has sparked a debate over whether schools' zero-tolerance policies on weapons have gone too far.

Today in History October 12, 2009 - Columbus Day!
1492 - Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to find a Western ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain.
1792 - The first monument honoring Christopher Columbus was dedicated in Baltimore, MD. .
1860 - Inventor Elmer Sperry was born on this day. He held patents on more than 400 inventions. The most important being the Sperry Automatic Pilot.
1892 - In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Columbus landing the original version of the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in public schools.
1895 - In Newport, RI, the first amateur golf tournament was held.
1915 - Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt criticized U.S. citizens who identified themselves by dual nationalities.
1920 - Construction of the Holland Tunnel began. It opened on November 13, 1927. The tunnel links Jersey City, NJ and New York City, NY.
1933 - John Dillinger, bank robber, escaped from a jail in Allen County, OH. The sheriff was killed by his gang as they helped Dillinger escape.
1933 - The U.S. Department of Justice acquired Alcatraz Island from the U.S. Army.
1945 - Private First Class Desmond T. Doss was presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery as a medical corpsman. He was the first conscientious objector in American history to win the award.
1960 - Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded a shoe on his desk during a dispute at a U.N. General Assembly.
1961 - The first video memoirs by a U.S. president were made. Walter Cronkite interviewed Dwight D. Eisenhower.
1988 - Federal prosecutors announced that the Sundstrand Corp. would pay $115 million dollars to settle with the Pentagon for overbilling airplane parts over a five-year period.
1989 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a statutory federal ban on the destruction of the American flag.
1998 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Online Copyright Bill.
2000 - In Aden, Yemen, the USS Cole, a U.S. Navy destroyer, experienced a large explosion while refueling. The explosion was the result of a terrorist attack using a small boat. 17 crewmembers were killed and at least 39 were injured.
2006 - The Dow Jones industrial average advanced over 11,900 for the first time.

A Thought For The Day From our friend Mike Tawse in UK -- Grateful To Complain - If I have the energy to complain, then I have something for which to be grateful, but if I have no reason to complain, I should, surely, be grateful for that. If, on the most difficult of days, I can appreciate my freedom to complain, then I find fewer reasons to do so. Be sure to check out Mike's Website: My Serrapeptase Adventure

U.S. and Israel to hold Juniper Cobra military exercises Oct. 12-16 -- Several US Navy ships just landed in Haifa to conduct a massive wargame with Israel. The Israeli and American militaries are conducting an exercise simulating a multi-front conflict with Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas. The exercise, codenamed ‘Juniper Cobra 2009,’ is the largest joint US-Israeli drill in history.

Army drill canceled due to US outcry -- A joint military exercise that Israel, the US, NATO, Turkey and Italy were scheduled to conduct this week, was taken off the table because of American disappointment with Ankara's decision to withdraw from the maneuver due to Israel's planned participation, Israeli defense officials said Sunday.

Happy Thanksgiving Canada -- In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October!

Weapons failed US troops during Afghan firefight -- Questions arise: Eight years into the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, do U.S. armed forces have the best guns money can buy?

Anti-wi-fi paint offers security -- Researchers say they have created a special kind of paint which can block out wireless signals.

Warning! Don't eat certain imported dried plums in Texas -- The Texas Department of State Health Services is warning consumers not to eat certain imported dried plums and products containing imported dried plums because they have elevated levels of lead.

2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist -- Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it's not the end of the world. Or is it? Definitely not, the Mayan Indian elder insists. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff."

U.S. Can’t Trace Foreign Visitors on Expired Visas -- Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and despite repeated mandates from Congress, the United States still has no reliable system for verifying that foreign visitors have left the country.

76 U.S. children dead of swine flu as cases rise -- Health officials said Friday that 76 children in the United States have died of swine flu since April, including 16 new reports in the past week — more evidence the new virus is unusually dangerous in kids.

Dollar reaches breaking point as banks shift reserves -- Central banks flush with record reserves are increasingly snubbing dollars in favor of euros and yen, further pressuring the greenback after its biggest two- quarter rout in almost two decades.

Vaccine Revolt! Swine flu vaccine support crumbles -- Public support for the swine flu vaccine is evaporating by the day as the rationale for the vaccine appears increasingly ludicrous to anyone paying attention. Moms, nurses, day care workers and members of the general public are increasingly realizing that Big Pharma's rationale for swine flu vaccination just doesn't add up.

WHO says it could take years to lower pandemic level -- It could take years for the World Health Organization to downgrade the H1N1 flu from a pandemic to seasonal-like virus, the U.N. agency said on Friday.

FDA & Glaxo warn of death with anti flu drug Relenza -- GlaxoSmithKline has notified doctors of at least one death caused by a inappropriate use of its anti-flu medication Relenza.

Fit to fly? Balance boards to be used at airports to detect suspicious characters -- Nervous flyers, beware: a Department of Homeland Security-funded project is investigating whether Wii Fit Balance Boards might be good ways to detect signs of tension or unease in airport security lines.

What could happen if the electric goes out -- This could come in perhaps two or three years, or even sooner. This is about a future with no electricity. Such a disaster can quickly happen anytime after the Sun generates a coronal mass ejection (commonly known as a CME) in the direction of Earth.

French car company makes car parts out of flax -- Welcome to the bio-car. PSA, the French automotive group that makes Peugeots and Citroëns, has started using components made from natural materials — radiator caps and side mirror mountings that contain hemp instead of glassfibre; parcel shelves that are moulded in a plastic made from wood chippings; and inner door panels that are 50% flax.

Heart Disease - Beyond The Stent & Bypass -- Explore the historical, clinical, and pathological link between heart disease, typical, and atypical tuberculosis.

YouTube: What happened in NY on 9/11/09? You did not hear about it

Battening down the hatches: Secret state monitor protest, represses dissent -- As social networking becomes a dominant feature of daily life, the secret state is increasingly surveilling electronic media for what it euphemistically calls "actionable intelligence."

Turkey wars in Canada...making it harder to raise free range birds -- If you're eating organic turkey this weekend, savour it, because by next Thanksgiving it may be easier to buy crack cocaine in Ontario than a drug-free bird.

Cell phones: reason for concerns -- Hang on to your land line phones. Herb Denenberg in an article for The Bulletin says: “The great cell phone cover-up may be coming to an end. A new report may finally wake the public up to the brain cancer risks of cell phones and force necessary preventive measures.

The CIA mind control doctors, from Harvard to Guantanamo -- Papers that report the results of research funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of the Army, the Office of Naval Research and the CIA. From 1950 to 1972, the CIA funded TOP SECRET research at many leading universities including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins and Stanford. There was a series of CIA mind control programs including BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, MKULTRA, MKSEARCH and MKNAOMI.

UK government: per mile tax would solve global warming -- UK government group believes punishing drivers with new taxes will stop global warming.

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

An integrated sensor system for the detection of biothreats from pandemics to emerging diseases to bioterrorism -- There is a clear need for a
biothreat sensor system that spans the range from surveillance and early warning of both known and novel agents to multiplexed diagnostics for rapid and broadly applicable classification and characterization during an outbreak event. Read More... (now this is scary)  - Website of company

VIDEO: Even more sick veterans come forward with male breast cancer
Related Article: Male breast cancer patients blame water at Marine base

k"Death Bonds" Wall Streets shocking new plan to reap billions off dying Americans -- It sounds too gruesome to be true, but the bankers have already shaken the silver out of everything that had value in America -- except for the elderly.

The resistance to vaccines mounts -- Now that John and Jane America are armed with valuable information — thanks to the Internet — the mass inoculation, by force, is losing its grip and the hysteria is waning.

Vaccination justification is collapsing -- BMJ Says Simple, Cheap Measures Keep Viruses at Bay.

Nearly 8300 stores have closed this year -- When consumers start their holiday shopping in earnest next month, they will find fewer stores competing for their business as vacancy rates at malls and shopping centers have risen to multiyear highs.

Rabies shows up in vaccinated pets -- Don't assume that because your pet is vaccinated, that you don't have to worry about trying to reduce the risk of exposure to rabies. Don't assume that an animal with neurological disease doesn't have rabies just because it's been vaccinated.

UK: Smart meters could be spy in then home -- Smart meters could become a 'spy in the home' by allowing social workers and health authorities to monitor households, adding to concern at Britain's surveillance society.

Speed cameras attacked in Poland, Finland & Wales -- Attacks on photo enforcement devices have grown increasingly common in the UK as Wales, with a population of three million, reported at least 102 camera attacks in the past few years.

Driving around with a loud stereo? -- Florida wants to make it a crime.

Bacterium aids in the formation of gold -- An Australian-led team of international scientists says it's found the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans catalyses toxic gold compounds into metallic form.

Today in History October 9, 2009
1635 - Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom.
1701 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut was chartered in New Haven. The name was later changed to Yale.
1776 - A group of Spanish missionaries settled in what is now San Francisco, CA.
1781 - The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War took place in Yorktown, VA. The American forces, led by George Washington, defeated the British troops under Lord Cornwallis.
1812 - During the War of 1812 American forces captured two British brigs, the Detroit and the Caledonia.
1855 - Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor.
1855 - Joshua C. Stoddard received a patent for his calliope.
1858 - Mail service via stagecoach between San Francisco, CA, and St. Louis, MO, began.
1872 - Aaron Montgomery started his mail order business with the delivery of the first mail order catalog. The firm later became Montgomery Wards.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson made their longest telephone call to date. It was a distance of two miles.
1888 - The public was admitted to the Washington Monument for the first time.
1936 - The first generator at Boulder Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles, CA. The name of the dam was later changed to Hoover Dam.
1946 - The first electric blanket went on sale in Petersburg, VA.
1983 - Helen Moss joined the Brownies at the age of 83. She became the oldest person to become a member.
1986 - U.S. District Judge Harry E. Claiborne became the fifth federal official to be removed from office through impeachment. The U.S. Senate convicted Claiborne of "high crimes and misdemeanors."
1994 - The U.S. sent troops and warships to the Persian Gulf in response to Saddam Hussein sending thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks toward the Kuwaiti border.
1995 - Saboteurs tinkered with a stretch of railroad track in Arizona. An Amtrak train derailed killing one and injuring a hundred.

Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize -- President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism. Nobel observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline.

House panel votes to overturn Feres doctrine -- A bill that would overturn a 59-year-old Supreme Court decision that bars service members from suing the government for peacetime medical malpractice narrowly passed a House Judiciary Committee vote Wednesday and now will be considered by the entire House.  Related Article: Active-duty military may get malpractice rights -- The bill, filed by U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., was prompted by the case of Marine Sgt. Carmelo Rodriguez, whose cancer, Cohen said, was misdiagnosed as a boil by a string of military physicians. He died at his upstate New York home in front of a CBS news crew in 2007.

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves PATRIOT Act Renewal -- By an 11 to 8 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday sent the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Provision Act (S. 1692) to the Senate floor for full consideration with three of its most controversial sections intact.

American troops in Afghanistan losing heart, say army chaplains -- American soldiers serving in Afghanistan are depressed and deeply disillusioned, according to the chaplains of two US battalions that have spent nine months on the front line in the war against the Taleban. Many feel that they are risking their lives — and that colleagues have died — for a futile mission and an Afghan population that does nothing to help them, the chaplains told The Times in their makeshift chapel on this fortress-like base in a dusty, brown valley southwest of Kabul.

"RAVENWOOD" COMES TO AMERICA by Chuck Baldwin -- The question must then be asked: "Could the whole APF and Hardin, Montana, affair be a test run for Obama's budding Civilian Defense Force?" Read more...

Urgent lawsuit filed against FDA to halt swine flu vaccines -- Health freedom attorney Jim Turner is filing a lawsuit in Washington D.C. mid-day Friday in an urgent effort to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. The lawsuit charges that the FDA violated the law in its hasty approval of four swine flu vaccines by failing to scientifically determine neither the safety nor efficacy of the vaccines.

Former Lt. Colonel sues state of Florida over forced vaccination -- A former lieutenant colonel who almost died from taking a smallpox shot is suing the state of Florida over a law that allows the government to forcibly vaccinate the public in the event of a pandemic.

Patients with vaccine allergy may be safely vaccinated -- "If the vaccine is warranted for an allergic individual, evaluation may determine that it can be administered in the office of an allergy specialist who is prepared to treat for an emergency if needed." (What!?)

2 Reports offer new data on severe H1N1 cases -- Two reports published by the New England Journal of Medicine today filled in more details about severe cases of H1N1 influenza, generally confirming previous findings that most of them occur in non-elderly people who have chronic health conditions but that previously healthy people are also affected.

MORGELLONS : A STATUS REPORT by Clifford Carnicom -- This is a partial summary of the research accumulated through this site on the so-called "Morgellons" issue.

Historical data shows vaccines are not what saved us -- Take a look at some of the historical data on this website showing various vaccination programs and the outbreak of that very disease either immediately to several years later.

Jack LaLanne at 95! -- He's 95, in fabulous shape although no longer the slab of muscle who inspired a nation via his daily exercise TV program. The brain is still cooking, and that's always been LaLanne's most effective tool.

VIDEO: Special needs student beaten by cop for not having shirt tucked in -- The 15 year old student was walking down his school hallway when he says a Dolton, Ill. police officer went from berating him for his untucked shirt to slamming him to the ground and beating him.

10,000 apply for 90 factory jobs -- In the latest sign of weakness in Louisville-area employment, about 10,000 people applied over three days for 90 jobs building washing machines at General Electric for about $27,000 per year and hefty benefits.

Stupid news: Zoo dyes donkeys to look like zebras -- Two white donkeys dyed with black stripes delighted Palestinian kids at a small Gaza zoo on Thursday who had never seen a zebra in the flesh.

The RFID conspiracy -- Can all Americans really be tagged?

Dog stuck in crate highlights risk of spot on flea treatment -- A veterinarian presented with a peculiar case of a poodle stuck in its crate last week traced the problem to the pet’s spot-on flea treatment. Residue from the product Advantage, which was applied between the poodle’s shoulders, somehow came in contact with the plastic base of the animal’s crate, dissolving the plastic and causing it to adhere to the dog’s belly.

Airports to screen for symptoms of H1N1 may be quarantined -- New Guidelines Allow Airports To Take Temperatures, Quarantine Passengers Exhibiting Flu-Like Illness People Traveling Internationally May Be Screened When Leaving, Entering U.S.

Recall: Consumers warned not to eat certain types of dried plums -- The Texas Department of State Health Services is warning consumers not to eat certain imported dried plums and products containing imported dried plums because they have elevated levels of lead.

How to make fresh homemade almond milk -- Fresh raw almond milk is delicious, healthy, unprocessed, and economical. There is no waste, no unrecyclable plastic-lined tetra-pak boxes or cartons to put in landfills and drink BPA out of, and this tastes much, much better than store bought. The resulting almond meal is a free bonus, useful in cookies, crumb crusts, porridge, granolas, or in lieu of bread crumbs in stuffing's and dressings, breaded crusts, etc.

Scientists link chronic fatigue disorder to retrovirus -- "We now have evidence that a retrovirus named XMRV is frequently present in the blood of patients with CFS. This discovery could be a major step in the discovery of vital treatment options for millions of patients."

NYPD tracking cell phone owners -- The NYPD is amassing a database of cell phone users, instructing cops to log serial numbers from suspects' phones in hopes of connecting them to past or future crimes.

Volcanic activity and earthquakes hit Caribbean islands -- The volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat shot a plume of ash more than two miles into the sky today, lightly dusting the small island.

Today in History October 8, 2009
1871 - The Great Fire of Chicago broke out destroying about 17,450 buildings. About 250 people were killed and 90,000 were left homeless.
1871 - Peshtigo, WI, was destroyed by a forest fire. Over 1,100 people were killed by the fire that eventually burned across 6 counties.
1895 - The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA.
1918 - U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. York had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event his was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
1919 - The first transcontinental air race in the U.S. began.
1945 - U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain and Canada would be given the secret to the atomic bomb.
1952 - "The Complete Book of Etiquette" was published for the first time. .
1981 - U.S. President Reagan greeted former Presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon to the White House. The group was preparing to leave for Egypt to attend the funeral of Anwar Sadat.
1991 - A slave burial site was found by construction workers in lower Manhattan. The "Negro Burial Ground" had been closed in 1790. Over a dozen skeletons were found.
1993 - The U.S. government issued a report absolving the FBI of any wrongdoing in its final assault in Waco, TX, on the Branch Davidian compound. The fire that ended the siege killed as many as 85 people.
1998 - Taliban forces attacked Iranian border posts. Iran said that three border posts were destroyed before the Taliban forces were forced to retreat. The Taliban of Afghanistan denied the event occurred.
2001 - Tom Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania, was sworn in as director of the new U.S. department of Homeland Security.
2002 - A federal judge approved U.S. President George W. Bush's request to reopen West Coast ports, to end a caustic 10-day labor lockout. The lockout was costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 billion to $2 billion a day.
2004 - The first-ever direct presidential elections were held in Afghanistan.

Outrage of the Day - SWAT raid on food storehouse heading to trial -- A lawsuit brought by an Ohio family whose children were held at SWAT-team gunpoint while their food supplies were confiscated is scheduled to go to trial this week. John and Jackie Stowers are suing the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Lorain County General Health District over the raid on their "Manna Storehouse," an organic food co-op that operated in LaGrange.
Related Article: SWAT raid on food co-op called 'entrapment' Lawyer says family badgered by agent to 'sell' eggs

House cuts workweek to 2-1/2 days -- The Democratic-led House -- in the middle of the biggest healthcare fight in a generation -- has now trimmed their workweek to just two and a half days, leaving members of Congress plenty of time to ski or play golf.

POTENTIAL SPY BLIMP BEING TESTED AT LORING By: David Deschesne -- The 200+ foot-long blimp currently flying at the former Loring Air Force Base is a prototype of a system that may eventually be used to spy on the American citizenry. The Loring project is called SKYBUS and is an R&D project undertaken jointly by Telford Aviation, from Bangor, Maine and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), headquartered in McLean, Virginia. “The main purpose is to develop an unmanned, remotely piloted airship that can be used in a variety of commercial and defense applications,” Bob Ziegelaar, Senior Projects Manager for Telford Aviation told the Fort Fairfield Journal.

TRICARE increase stuns retirees -- “This shocking announcement is extremely disappointing, given your public assurances earlier this year that the Defense Department would not be proposing any TRICARE fee increases for (fiscal) 2010,” retired Navy Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan Jr., president of the Military Officers Association of America told Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Ryan’s protest letter was sent hours after TRICARE officials unveiled their new inpatient fees for Standard.

Father warns others about cold medicine after son's death -- Last January, Logan Mickley, like so many other children came down with a cold. His father, Jason, like so many other parents, gave Logan some cold medicine. Read More...

Loveland, Colorado ski area has earliest opening in 40 years -- Boasting its earliest opening day in 40 years, Loveland officials opened for skiing today. Arapahoe Basin announced it would open Friday.

Accused "Bat-Killers" -- A federal grand jury indicts two men for allegedly violating the Endangered Species Act.

Congressional leaders fight against posting bills online -- As Congress lurches closer to a decision on an enormous overhaul of the American health care system, pressure is mounting on legislative leaders to make the final bill available online for citizens to read before a vote.

Thoughts on irradiated food -- Is food irradiation good enough that we could theoretically go back to having rare hamburgers, soft-boiled eggs and unpasteurized milk?

VIDEO: Max Keiser: The US dollar is finished

Retail vacancies hit multi year highs - When consumers start their holiday shopping in earnest next month, they will find fewer stores competing for their business as vacancy rates at malls and shopping centers have risen to multiyear highs.

300 California Hotels in Foreclosure in Default -- More California hotels, including several in Southern California, are being pushed into foreclosure as tourists and businesses alike scale back their travel plans and owners can't pay their mortgages, it was reported Wednesday.

Top researcher who worked on cervical cancer vaccine warns about it's dangers -- One of the key researchers involved in the clinical trials for both Gardasil and Cevarix cervical cancer vaccines has gone public with warnings about their safety and effectiveness.

High fructose corn syrup may raise bad cholesterol levels -- The University of California-Davis have found that consumption of fructose-sweetened drinks appears to raise the body's levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol in a way that glucose-sweetened drinks do not. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

US to export riot roasting ray gun -- Aviation Week reports today that executives from American arms megacorp Raytheon, makers of the famous yet seldom-used riot-roaster weapon, have disclosed a sale of four containerised Silent Guardians to "a US ally". The revelations were described as an "oops" by the corporate types, as the Pentagon had forbidden the firm to make the sale public.

Swine flu could be a product of overzealous research -- As swine flu continues to spread across the world, so do theories about its origin. US investigative journalist Wayne Madsen says he's gathering more and more evidence that the H1N1 virus started out in a lab.

Areas hit hard by flu in spring see little now -- While concern over the spread of the H1N1 virus sweeps the country, epidemiologists in New York and a few other cities that were awash in swine flu last spring are detecting very little evidence of a resurgence.

Vaccine induced pandemic -- The 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses exhibited less efficient respiratory droplet transmission in ferrets in comparison with the highly transmissible phenotype of a seasonal H1N1 virus. Transmission of the 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses was further corroborated by characterizing the binding specificity of the viral hemagglutinin to the sialylated glycan receptors (in the human host) by use of dose-dependent direct receptor-binding and human lung tissue-binding assays.

Sebelius says Americans must get swine flu shot -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appealed anew Wednesday for widespread inoculation against a surging swine flu threat, calling the vaccine "safe and secure."
Related Article: Rush Limbaugh says he won't get vaccine because Kathleen Sibelius told him to!

Latex allergy linked to adverse reaction to swine flu shot -- Health officials in Australia, where mass vaccination against swine flu began eight days ago, said a person with an allergy to latex developed a reaction to the shot.

AP poll: only half of people want swine flu shots -- The people who most want the swine flu vaccine are older people, who will be last in line, says a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Hypersensitivity reactions to vaccine components -- The variety of substances used in vaccines sometimes causes the development of cutaneous reactions in susceptible adults and children. This article will review adverse cutaneous events consistent with hypersensitivity reactions to the following ingredients in vaccines: aluminum, thimerosal, 2-phenoxyethanol, formaldehyde, and neomycin.

Microsoft Launches Online H1N1 Flu Response Center to Support Consumers -- Microsoft Corp. today announced a new Web site, H1N1 Response Center (, which provides users with timely and relevant content and enables consumers to gauge symptoms and receive guidance using an H1N1 self-assessment service.

The questionable efficacy of flu vaccines and the pandemic that wasn't -- Evidence to date suggests that the “H1N1 flu is not a major threat,” and there is little evidence that flu vaccines are effective in preventing the flu, so says Tom Jefferson, MD, arguably the world’s leading expert on influenza vaccines.

Presidential powers during cybersecurity emergencies -- Our nation can be threatened not only by physical attacks on terra firma, but also in Cyberspace. Indeed, Cyber attacks could threaten all sorts of mission critical systems. For this reason, aides to Senator Jay Rockefeller reportedly have been working recently on a revised draft Senate bill that would give the President broad powers in the event of a Cybersecurity emergency, and that apparently would go so far as allowing the President to temporarily seize control over computer networks in the private sector.

Local cops want nation of snoops and snitches -- Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and other big city cops are calling for a new system of "citizen watch" programs, allegedly to help them spot hidden terrorists. I view this new call for a nation of private spies with a deep suspicion born of experience with the LAPD and its historic penchant for spying on law-abiding residents of that city.

Vaccines dark inferno -- What is not on insert labels? Our investigation shows that most people do not know what is actually in a vaccine: the active ingredients listed on product labels, inert ingredients, and, most important, the hidden ingredients. Even more remote is taking the time to actually study the subject matter, review the scientific literature and discover the truth for oneself. To our amazement, that truth was easy to find. But it is a truth that will scare the hell out of you.

Bye US Dollar? Yes, but slowly -- Alarmist conclusions that the dollar is on a swift road to ruin are wide of the mark. The road will be long and at its end the dollar will not be ruined, but it will be less important.

SWAT raid on food storehouse headed to trial -- A lawsuit brought by an Ohio family whose children were held at SWAT-team gunpoint while their food supplies were confiscated is scheduled to go to trial this week. The Stowers and their 10 children and grandchildren were detained in one room of their home for six hours while sheriff's officers confiscated 60 boxes of fresh farm food, computers, phones and records, including USDA-certified meat from the children's mini-farm, according to lawyers for the plaintiffs.

Today in History October 7, 2009

1765 - Nine American colonies sent a total of 28 delegates to New York City for the Stamp Act Congress. The delegates adopted the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances."
1777 - During the American Revolution the second Battle of Saratoga began.
1868 - Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca, NY.
1913 - For the first time, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis was added to the process.
1918 - The Georgia Tech football team defeated Cumberland College 222-0. Georgia Tech carried the ball 978 yards and never threw a pass.
1951 - The Western Hills Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, became the first hotel to feature all foam-rubber mattresses and pillows.
1956 - A U.S. House subcommittee began investigations of allegedly rigged TV quiz shows.
1963 - U.S. President Kennedy signed a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union.
1968 - The Motion Picture Association of America adopted the film-rating system that ranged for "G" to "X." .
1985 - Four Palestinian terrorists hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro off the coast of Egypt. There were 440 people onboard. They surrendered after two days and
killing American passenger Leon Klinghoffer.
1993 - U.S. President Clinton sent more troops, heavy armor, and naval firepower to Somalia.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton dispatched an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf when Iraqi troops were spotted moving toward Kuwait. The U.S. Army was also put on alert.
1998 - The U.S. government filed an antitrust suit that alleged Visa and MasterCard inhibit competition by preventing banks from offering other cards.
1999 - American Home Products Corp. agreed to pay up to $4.83 billion to settle claims that the fen-phen diet drug caused dangerous problems with heart valves.
2001 - The U.S. and Great Britain began air strikes in Afghanistan in response to that state's support of terrorism and Osama bin Laden. The act was the first military action taken in response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
2003 - In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor in the recall election of Governor Gray Davis.

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Is the U.S. Preparing to Bomb Iran? -- Is the U.S. stepping up preparations for a possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities? The Pentagon is always making plans, but based on a little-noticed funding request recently sent to Congress, the answer to that question appears to be yes.

Honor The Fallen -- Honoring those who fought and died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Tracking the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) -- The first thing you see on this website is a map of the swine flu outbreak nationwide and what is stunning is the fact that they have the map broken down into regions...FEMA regions! The map is from the CDC. There's a little bar under the map where you can move an arrow back & forth & see how the flu has progressed. Scroll down and look at all of the propaganda stories on the vaccines.

First doses of the H1N1 vaccine given to children -- With a squirt, 4-year-old Sariah is one of the first in the Portland-Metro area to get the mist that should protect her from the Swine Flu. She may not feel special but with only 500 doses in Clackamas County, she's in a select group to get the vaccine.

Swine flu vaccine victims encouraged to post reports of side effects on -- As the swine flu vaccination campaigns begin sweeping across America, NaturalNews has created a new website where victims of swine flu vaccine side effects can post their true stories about what happened to them or their children. The website is and it was created by NaturalNews editor Mike Adams for the simple purpose of "shedding light" on the potential side effects of the swine flu vaccine. Anyone can post on the site. All posts are moderated, so it takes some time for new posts to be approved. Any posts that appear to be fictitious will be deleted.

Recipients Of The Swine Flu Vaccine Are Being Given CDC “Vaccination Record” Tracking Cards -- Swine flu vaccinations began Monday in Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee, and recipients of the H1N1 vaccination are being given CDC "vaccination record" tracking cards to help keep a record of who has received the swine flu vaccine.

Doctors Concerned FluMist Vaccine Could Spread Live H1N1 Virus -- Doctors and hospitals are expressing concern that the FluMist vaccine could endanger people because it contains live H1N1 virus, unlike the injectable shot that contains antibodies. With no less than 60 per cent of the U.S. population immunodeficient in one way or another, could FluMist be a pandemic waiting to happen?

1 Year Old killed By Vaccine in Michigan -- "My daughter took her youngest son Chris to the pediatrician for a 1 yr check. Chris is a special needs child. At 6 months he was given vaccines and within 24 hours began having serious seizures. Friday, he came in with a fever, coughing and runny nose. The nurse by the peds orders came in without asking, without signatures, and gave him a flu shot, adding 5 other shots with it." Read More...

Texas DOT dumps the TransTexas Corridor project in response to public outcry -- Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials plan to announce Wednesday that, in response to citizen comments received during the environmental review of Trans-Texas Corridor-35, the department has recommended the No Action Alternative on the TTC-35 environmental study to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

State governors to US on public private partnerships "Bug off, the roads are ours!" -- Regardless of party, state governors are opposing moves in the US Congress to second guess their arrangements for privatization of roads, toll concessions, or public private partnerships.

Verichip chooses Raytheon /ECLAN to manufacture it's implantable microchips -- VeriChip Corporation announced that it has selected Raytheon Microelectronics España/ECLAN for the production of the company’s implantable microchips, including the chip used in its HealthLink patient identification system, its new eight millimeter microchip for use in Medical Components Inc.’s vascular access medical devices, and its glucose-sensing RFID microchip under development with RECEPTORS LLC.

Missouri hospital implements biometric time & attendance system -- Fujitsu Frontech North America, a supplier of biometric products and services, has announced that Missouri-based Bates County Memorial Hospital has successfully incorporated Fujitsu’s PalmSecure vascular scanner into their time and attendance tracking system.

Hardin Montana jail deal delayed -- Plans for a California company to take over this city's empty jail were put on hold Monday, following last week's revelations that the company's lead figure has a criminal history.

Guilty and you didn't even know it -- Your license could be suspended and you may not even know it. In yet another colossal failure of photo enforcement, you may have been cited with a traffic citation and never been notified.

STUPID NEWS! Japanese airline asks passengers to use toilet before boarding so the plane weighs less and cuts carbon emissions -- read it right! ANA hopes the weight saved will lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the course of 30 days.

UK: snoopers could win prizes for monitoring CCTV cameras on the internet -- Citizen spies will be given the chance to win up to £1,000 by watching CCTV cameras on the internet and reporting people they suspect of committing crimes.

Thousands line up for stimulus money in Detroit -- Thousands of people have lined up Tuesday for a chance at millions of stimulus dollars set aside to help Detroit's homeless and low-income residents.

Gold surges to all time high of $1045 -- Gold prices surged to a new high Tuesday as investors sought a safe harbor from a falling dollar and inflation.

Windows 7 will let Microsoft track your every move -- Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 plans to offer developers location tools at the operating system level and the company doesn’t seem to think users care about control or privacy.

Homeland security plans to scan travelers bodily functions -- The idea is essentially to create a remote lie detector, where sensors placed at airport security screening areas would be able to monitor a passenger's physical reaction to questions being asked by screeners.

Hemp legal in Oregon, but held up by US law -- Industrial hemp is legal in Oregon but growers say they can't get on with their business until the federal government change its policies.

New pet microchip search engine debuts -- The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) on Monday launched a long anticipated Web-based search engine for pet microchip identification numbers. The search tool has access to four databases with which pet owners in the United States may register their pets’ microchip identification numbers. However, companies that control three other databases are not currently participating.

IBM builds bar code reader for DNA -- Imagine a world where medicine is guaranteed not to cause adverse reactions because it's designed for an individual's DNA.

The demise of the dollar -- In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

The criminal behavior of G-20 police in Pittsburgh - great opinion piece -- U.S. media outlets are writing about the new LRAD or "audio cannon" device used on demonstrators Thursday at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh in a way that only brain-dead sold out scoundrels can. LRAD stands for "Long Range Acoustic Device" and the name does not betray the weapon's objective.

Typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, forgotten victim and possible links to the spread of Agent Orange -- A tough week – the Philippines, Indonesia, American Samoa, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and of course, Vietnam.

KGEZ: cops to conservative radio-you're off the air -- A conservative talk radio station has been forced off the air after years of wresting with the state and the courts over property rights, shut down by a reported 30 armed police officers who barged into the station in the middle of the owner's radio show and showed him the door. John Stokes is the owner of KGEZ-radio, a station whose headquarters sit on 6.5 acres and whose towers sit on a 160-acre easement of farmland in rural Kalispell, Mont. According to Stokes, KGEZ is America's oldest independently owned radio station, on air since 1927.

Today in History October 6, 2009
1683 - The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA.
1846 - Inventor George Westinghouse was born. He was the founder of Westinghouse Electric Company and invented railway braking systems.
1847 - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London.
1848 - The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor for San Francisco via Cape Horn. The steamboat service arrived on February 28, 1849. The trip took 4 months and 21 days.
1857 - The American Chess Congress held their first national chess tournament in New York City.
1863 - The first Turkish bath was opened in Brooklyn, NY, by Dr. Charles Shepard.
1866 - The Reno Brothers pulled the first train robbery in America near Seymour, IN. The got away with $10,000.
1884 - The Naval War College was established in Newport, RI.
1889 - The Kinescope was exhibited by Thomas Edison. He had patented the moving picture machine in 1887. .
1949 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for war crimes. The conviction was for being Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose."
1949 - U.S. president Harry Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act. The act provided $1.3 billion in the form of military aid to NATO countries.
1954 - E.L. Lyon became the first male nurse for the U.S. Army.
1961 - U.S. president John F. Kennedy advised American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
1986 - A Soviet nuclear submarine sank in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,200 miles from New York.
1992 - Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after entering the U.S. presidential race.

Cell Phone Trees -- Throughout northern San Diego County, new trees are springing up everywhere. Unlike most palms and gymnosperms that take many decades to grow, these "new" trees appear within days. They are commonly used in indoor landscaping and to camouflage unsightly communication towers.

Federal SWAT Raid Over … Orchids - Criminalizing everyone -- Unbelievable...Federal SWAT raid by the US Fish & Wildlife Service for growing ....orchids!

American Police Force makes changes to website, contract -- On Sunday morning, there were some visible changes to California-based security company American Police Force's website. What previously read "American Police Force" now uses the company's formal name "American Private Police Force." Note the comments after article.
More on Hardin, Montana: Montana Attorney General takes action on Hardin -- American Police Force (Respondent) is hereby COMMANDED to present to the Montana Department of Justice, under oath, by delivering to the Montana Attorney General's Office, 215 North Sanders, P.O. Box 201401, Helena, MT 59620, on or before the 12th day of October.2009, the information specified within this article. Read More...

Guns bought by Americans this year could outfit 2 armies -- Guns purchased legally in the United States this year could outfit two armies – and not just any armies, the armies of China and India, according to new government reports cited by a website for sport-shooting enthusiasts.

Gen. Petraeus treated for prostate cancer -- Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and has since undergone two months of radiation treatment. This was not publicly disclosed at the time because Petraeus and his family regarded his illness as "a personal matter."

Credit card holders to banks: We're angry! -- Consumers are not hiding their feelings in response to actions by credit-card issuers that have cut borrowing limits, hiked rates and imposed fees.

US health workers get first H1N1 vaccines -- The nation's first doses of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine were administered today, mainly to a limited group of healthcare workers and emergency medical service workers, while some physicians' offices fielded calls about when the vaccine would be more widely available.

H1N1 fears overburdening local hospital -- Health officials in southwest Washington have asked the public to stay away from the hospital if they believe they have the H1N1 flu virus. "If folks are in general pretty healthy and they are having general flu like illness, it's a common course to stay home and get a lot of rest and a lot of fluids."

The great poisoning of America begins Oct. 2009 -- The Great Poisoning of America has begun. It will probably continue through November and maybe into December. MILLIONS of people will suffer IRREVERSIBLE damage as a result of being vaccinated with the Swine Flu vaccine and MANY THOUSANDS WILL DIE, some immediately, and some more slowly.

NYC schools hold pandemic vaccination drill -- Health Department and Department of Education Launch Week-Long Vaccination Effort to Test Vaccine Distribution in Schools across the City.

Teen girl left brain damaged after cervical cancer vaccine -- A teenage girl has been left brain-damaged after suffering epileptic seizures just days after being given the controversial cervical cancer jab.

Consumer bankruptcies soar past 1 million in the first 9 months of 2009 -- Consumer bankruptcies totaled 1,046,449 filings through the first nine months of 2009 (Jan. 1-Sept. 30). The filings for the first three-quarters of 2009 were the highest total since the 1,350,360 consumer filings through the first nine months of 2005.

List of Obama's czars -- Take a look at the list of the 30 remaining Obama Czars, after Van Jones departure.
Related Article: HR 3226...legislation to ban czars -- H.R. 3226: Czar Accountability and Reform (CZAR) Act of 2009″) being introduced by Rep. Jack Kingston and the House Republicans that would prevent funding for any office headed by someone who has been inappropriately appointed.

Pennsylvania firearms freedom act introduced -- State Representative Sam Rohrer has introduced the “Firearms Freedom Act” (HB1988) for consideration in the state legislature. The bill is “An Act prohibiting certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition from being subject to Federal law or Federal regulation.”

US Senate candidate: Martial law needed in Chicago -- Martin says Mayor Daley and Barack Obama look stupid campaigning for the Olympics when they lack the resources to protect the city’s existing residents.

Random breathalyzer tests considered for Canada -- The federal justice minister is considering a new law that would allow police to conduct random breathalyzer tests on drivers, regardless of whether they suspect motorists have been drinking.

1918 flu left legacy of heart disease -- Men who were in utero during the peak of the 1918-1919 flu pandemic were at increased risk of heart disease when they reached their 60s, 70s, and 80s, researchers said.

93 agricultural groups ask Agriculture Appropriations Committee to defund NAIS -- R-CALF USA and 92 other organizations recently joined together to ask members of the Agriculture Appropriations Conference Committee to eliminate completely any and all funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National Animal Identification System (NAIS) by adopting the House version of the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which zeroes out any money for NAIS.

Dangers of Genetically modified foods -- Genetically Modified foods have been introduced to the African Market. It is now up to African consumers to reject them. This will save lives and cost for the treatment of the side effects of consuming Genetically Modified foods.*

Ohio Supreme Court criminalizes Breathalyzer refusal -- Supreme Court of Ohio upholds the imposition of criminal sanctions on drivers who refuse to take a breathalyzer test.

Can Walmart sell nutrition better than the US? -- Walmart sometimes faces strong opposition to settling in urban areas — often from the same people who advocate for farmers markets, James points out. "I'm sure they'd love to provide produce to poor people, but often activists prevent that from happening."

2 government studies find autism disorders in 1 in 100 children -- Two new government studies indicate about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders — higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 150.

Netherlands to close prisons...not enough criminals -- The Dutch government is getting ready to close eight prisons because they don’t have enough criminals to fill them. Officials attribute the shortage of prisoners to a declining crime rate.

Surveillance will expand to midtown Manhattan mayor says -- A network of private and public surveillance cameras, license plate readers and weapons sensors already established in Lower Manhattan as an electronic bulwark against terrorist attacks will soon expand to a large patch of Midtown Manhattan, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said Sunday as they announced the allocation of $24 million in Homeland Security grants toward the effort.

HR 1727-Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) arsonist and bomber registry -- To establish guidelines and incentives for States to establish criminal arsonist and criminal bomber registries and to require the Attorney General to establish a national criminal arsonist and criminal bomber registry program, and for other purposes.

US relinquishes control of the internet -- After complaints about American dominance of the internet and growing disquiet in some parts of the world, Washington has said it will relinquish some control over the way the network is run and allow foreign governments more of a say in the future of the system.

KGB Agent - How To Brainwash A Nation

Today in History October 5, 2009
1813 - Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Indians was killed at the Battle of Thames when American forced defeated the British and the allied Indian warriors.
1877 - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S. Army after a 1,000-mile retreat towards the Canadian border.
1882 - Robert H. Goddard , known as the "Father of the Space Age", was born.
1892 - The Dalton gang was nearly wiped out while attempting to rob two banks simultaneously in Coffeyville, KS. Four members of the gang and four citizens were killed. The only survivor of the gang, Emmett Dawson, was sentenced to life after surviving his wounds.
1902 - Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, was born.
1930 - Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental airplane flight.
1931 - Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon landed in Washington after flying non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. The flight originated in Japan and took about 41 hours.
1937 - U.S. President Roosevelt called for a "quarantine" of aggressor nations.
1947 - U.S. President Harry S Truman held the first televised presidential address from the White House. The subject was the current international food crisis.
1969 - A Cuban defector landed a Soviet-made MiG-17 at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. The plane entered U.S. air space and landed without being detected.
1974 - American David Kunst completed the first journey around the world on foot. It took four years and 21 pairs of shoes. He crossed four continents and walked 14,450 miles.
1988 - In a debate between candidates for vice president of the U.S., Democratic Lloyd Bentsen told Republican Dan Quayle, "You're no Jack Kennedy."
1989 - Jim Bakker was convicted of using his television show to defraud his viewers.
1991 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced that his country would cut its nuclear arsenal in response to the arms reduction that was initiated by U.S. President George Bush.
1998 - The U.S. paid $60 million for Russia's research time on the international space station to keep the cash-strapped Russian space agency afloat.

A Soldier’s Protest By: JOHN ALAN COEY -- John Alan Coey was a U.S. soldier during the Vietnam era who saw through the U.S. Government’s façade of “fighting communists” when it was actually aiding them in the field, and adopting their guiding principles at home. His “Soldier’s Protest” is reprinted here with permission from his mother. It not only describes the problems with our government during the Vietnam War, but also the same problems exist today with the Iraq war. He saw how globalists and bankers now effectively run our military and use it as their own private mercenary team to further their own greedy profits as well as enslaving the American people to their Communistic goals of globalism. (A BIG Thanks to David Deschesne, editor of the Fort Fairfield Journal for publishing some of John's works)

3 Failed Banks made the list Friday Oct. 2, 2009 -- 2 in Minnesota and 1 in Colorado.

E. coli path shows ground beef inspection flaws -- After reading this article, it will make you think twice before buying hamburger meat again!!!

Essential Oils in Common Spices Kill Sickness-Causing Germs in Food --In a study just published in the Journal of Food Science, a publication of the Institute of Food Technologists, researchers at Processed Foods Research and Produce Safety and Microbiology units of Western Regional Research Center from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigated the effectiveness of oregano, allspice and garlic essential oils (EOs) against disease-causing E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria. The EOs were incorporated into thin, tomato-based coatings known as edible films which were layered on top of the bacteria. The disease-causing germs were also exposed to vapors rising up from the EOs in the tomato film.

Curry powder ingredient, curcumin, may block nicotine activated cancer cells in head, neck -- Researchers found that curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, the Indian spice that gives curry its orange-yellow colour, may block nicotine from activating cancer causing cells in patients with head and neck cancer who continue to smoke or use nicotine products to help them quit. The researchers hope the findings will help to discover additional therapies for preventing and treating cancer.

Suicide bomber kills 5 at UN office in Pakistan -- A suicide bomber disguised as a security officer struck the lobby of the U.N. food agency's Pakistan headquarters Monday, killing five people a day after the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban vowed fresh assaults, authorities and witnesses said.

Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories -- For 33 years, Sonoma State University's (SSU) Project Censored (PC) has engaged in pioneering research on, and advocacy for, First Amendment issues. PC works cooperatively "with numerous independent (US) media groups," primarily to train SSU students "in media research and First Amendment issues and the advocacy for, and protection of, free press rights in the United States."

Growing Number of Detroit Pastors Wear Handguns in Pulpit -- Michigan allows pastors to decide if someone registered to carry a handgun can do so for protection inside churches.The clergy in Detroit who arm themselves say they do so because of the high overall crime rate. But churchgoers elsewhere have been the target of violent attacks several times in recent years...Read More...

Kid vaccinated by force developed autism (video) -- This little girl was taken out of the arms of her mother who didn't want her vaccinated, forcibly given vaccines, and ended up in critical condition that very day!

Swine flu vaccine & NY health workers -- Remember these profound words: "There is no evidence that the vaccine will protect anyone from the virus."

RFID can help in containing swine flu -- Simple RFID tags can be used on the wristbands of patients and their movement can be tracked across wards. Health administrators can subsequently analyze the log of all patient interactions to immediately take precautionary action, in case a patient has interacted with an infected person. Considering the number of visitors to a hospital on a daily basis, this information can help in preventing the breakout of the pandemic.

Aspirin misuse may have made 1918 pandemic worse --High aspirin dosing levels used to treat patients during the 1918-1919 pandemic are now known to cause, in some cases, toxicity and a dangerous build up of fluid in the lungs, which may have contributed to the incidence and severity of symptoms, bacterial infections, and mortality.

Layoffs, bankruptcies & closings for September -- This is pretty stunning...but the recession is over don't you know......
Related Link: Some research on layoffs -- Take a look at what's going on in October already.

Top 10 famous home schooled people

My Beautiful America - A 3 minute tour of 50 states.

California quake swarm continues -- A swarm of earthquakes have been shaking the Owens Valley since Wednesday. The quake activity intensified on Friday night, with more than 70 250 (and another 30 by 5:30 a.m. local time) temblors hitting by midnight. Bob Dollar of the US Geological Survey says such activity is not unexpected in this region of the Eastern Sierra.

Man evicted from house for resisting warrantless inspections -- A Pennsylvania man who refuses to allow city officials to enter his home without a warrant has been forced out to stay in a hotel instead, evicted by a notice posted on his door that forbids him from using or occupying the building he owns.

Obama: Trilateral Commission endgame -- As previously noted in Pawns of the Global Elite, Barack Obama was groomed for the presidency by key members of the Trilateral Commission. Most notably, it was Zbigniew Brzezinski, co-founder of the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller in 1973, who was Obama’s principal foreign policy advisor.

Police chiefs endorse anti terror community watch -- Using brochures, public service announcements and meetings with community groups, iWatch is designed to deliver concrete advice on how the public can follow the oft-repeated post-Sept. 11 recommendation, "If you see something, say something."
Related Article: IWatch Los Angeles site -- iWATCH, iREPORT, i KEEP US SAFE (iWATCH) is a community awareness program created to educate the public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism.

Decatur Georgia installs wireless parking meters -- The city of Decatur in Georgia has taken a new approach to manage its parking meters and is testing a wireless system that could improve asset management, increase revenue, and make it easier for employees to do their jobs. Read More...

Feds sued to keep out of state's gun affairs -- In the second major front in the war over gun rights that has developed in just days, a lawsuit has been filed against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder seeking a court order that the federal government stay out of the way of Montana's management of its own firearms.

Military's disaster proof cuisine tastes like soap -- The military’s got disaster-proof foodstuff down to a science: their meals ready-to-eat (MREs) are packaged, vacuum-sealed rations that supply high-calorie sustenance, have a multi-year shelf life and are prepped using nothing but water. Too bad they taste like Irish Springs.

The Group of Twenty and the evolution of global governance by Joan Veon -- The bottom line: the United Nations and the G8 have not brought or kept world peace, they have not prevented war and neither have they improved the finances of any country. Furthermore, they have not improved the state of the world either.

Smart meters in homes could be hacked -- Plans to install gas and electricity smart meters in every home by 2020 pose a "national cyber security risk" because the devices could be hacked into, one of the government's own data security consultants has warned.

Raising Awareness of the Harmful Effects of Cellphone Masts -- This is a website dedicated to a international community of people suffering adverse health effects from microwave transmitting telecommunications masts & cell-towers in the vicinity of their homes.

Excreted Tamiflu found in rivers -- The premier flu-fighting drug is contaminating rivers downstream of sewage-treatment facilities, researchers in Japan confirm. The source: urinary excretion by people taking oseltamivir phosphate, best known as Tamiflu.

World Bank could 'run out of money' within 12 months -- “By the middle of next year we will face serious constraints,” said its president Robert Zoellick, as he launched a major campaign to persuade rich nations to pour more money into the Washington-based institution.

WiFi signals used to see through walls -- Scientists at the University of Utah in the United States have found a way to harness Wi-Fi signals to 'see' through solid walls.

Sugary Mix Is Just What the Flu Doctor Ordered -- Cherry flavoring added to Tamiflu for kids!
**Related Fact sheet on cherry flavoring -- Why is there ethanol in it?

Today in History October 2, 2009
1780 - British army major John Andre was hanged as a spy. He was carrying information about the actions of Benedict Arnold.
1835 - The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place near the Guadalupe River when American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry unit.
1869 - Mahatma (Mohandas) K Gandhi was born. He was known for his advocacy of non-violent resistance to fight tyranny.
1870 - Rome was made the capital of Italy.
1876 - The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opened. It was the state's first venture into public higher education. The school was formally dedicated 2 days later by Texas Gov. Richard Coke.
1889 - The first international Conference of American States began in Washington, DC.
1890 - Groucho Marx was born in New York. He is known for the "Marx Brothers" movies and his quiz show "You Bet Your Life."
1895 - Ruth Cheney Streeter was born. She became the first director of the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve.
1919 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
1924 - The Geneva Protocol adopted the League of Nations.
1925 - Scottish inventor John Logie Baird completed the first transmission of moving images.
1948 - The first automobile race to use asphalt, cement and dirt roads took place in
1962 - U.S. ports were closed to nations that allowed their ships to carry arms to Cuba, ships that had docked in a socialist country were prohibited from docking in the United
States during that voyage, and the transport of U.S. goods was banned on ships owned by companies that traded with Cuba.
1998 - Hawaii sued petroleum companies, claiming state drivers were overcharged by about $73 million a year in price-fixing.
2001 - The U.S. Postmaster unveiled the "Tribute to America" stamp. The stamp was planned for release the next month.

Mandatory Anthrax Vaccinations Upheld -- A federal appeals court upheld a program Tuesday that requires some members of the military to be vaccinated against anthrax over objections from service members who contend the vaccine has not been proven effective. Troops are saying it's untested and don't need it.

The Military Vaccine Resource Directory Website

Military to get mandatory swine flu shots soon -- U.S. military troops will begin getting required swine flu shots in the next week to 10 days, with active duty forces deploying to war zones and other critical areas going to the front of the vaccine line, a top military commander said Tuesday.

1st death in Army from swine flu -- A Fort Jackson soldier who died Sept. 10 is the first Army member to die from complications caused by the H1N1 virus, commonly called swine flu.

Preliminary report: Outbreak of Novel H1N1 Influenza aboard USS Boxer, 29 June - 31 July 2009 -- On 17 July 2009, the Commander, U.S. Third Fleet requested an investigation of a novel H1N1 influenza outbreak aboard USS Boxer.

Montana Attorney General launches probe of Hardin jail -- Montana's attorney general launched an investigation Thursday into a California company that wants to take over an empty jail in the rural city of Hardin, following revelations that the company's lead figure is a convicted felon with a history of fraud.

Texas private prison developers pushing detention center on Tohono O'odham Nation -- A group of Texas private prison developers are behind a controversial proposal to build a detention center on Tohono O'odham Nation land near Sahuarita, Arizona. The group includes well-known prison developers, including underwriter Municipal Capitol Markets Group, design firm Corplan, and prison "consultant" Richard Reyes from Innovative Government Strategies.

Wikipedia: Two Rivers Regional Correctional Facility -- Promoted by a consortium of Texan developers/operators, construction began on the Two Rivers Regional Correctional Facility, located in Hardin, Montana, in 2006 and was completed in July 2007. It fostered the hopes of creating 100-plus jobs and stimulating the economy of the small town of 3,400. Read More...

Community Education Centers was to run this place -- Here's some info on them....

List of Facilities

Article from Feb 2008 on prison...interesting tidbits in here

Scroll down on this page until you see Two Rivers detention facility and see all of the articles...there is a LOT of info here on the dubious construcion of
this facility

Interesting article from May about Hardin jail-Wyoming won't put prisoners in Hardin jail -- A disputed, privately run jail near Hardin, Mont., was dealt another blow this month: Wyoming officials have decided not to house felons at the facility, saying parts of the lockdown aren't set up to safely hold their inmates.

Maryland deploys speed cameras in Interstate highways -- Speed cameras in Maryland to issue tickets on high-volume portions of Interstate 95.

Yesterday the US House of Reps voted to bar placing Gitmo detainees in US prisons...isn't that interesting? -- The measure, sponsored by Republican Representative Harold Rogers as part of the 2010 Homeland Security Department budget, passed by a vote of 258 to 163, attracting support from nearly all the chamber's Republicans, as well as 88 Democrats.

Toxins at Bhopal still kill Indians after one generation -- It may come as a surprise to learn that the Bhopal disaster of nearly 25 years ago is wreaking havoc upon the health of a new generation of Indians. Hundreds of cases of birth defects and cancer are recorded each year among the local population exposed to soil and water contaminated from this disaster site. It has frequently been called the world's worst industrial accident.

Swine flu could overload hospitals in 15 states report warns -- Fifteen states could run out of hospital beds and 12 more could fill 75 percent of their beds with swine flu sufferers if 35 percent of Americans catch the virus in coming weeks, a report released Thursday said.

California nurses association issues policy on H1N1 vaccination: Encourage but don't mandate -- "At the heart of this policy is the belief that every RN should be vaccinated against the H1N1 influenza virus, but nurses should maintain their right to decline for personal reasons; in addition, every RN who contracts H1N1 must be cared for properly by her facility and local government, including with the guarantee of appropriate sick leave and presumptive eligibility for workers' compensation." Read the policy...

Consumer Reports poll, many American unsure about getting H1N1 shot -- A majority of U.S. adults say they are either reluctant or unsure about whether they or their children will get vaccinated for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.

Indonesia says thousands likely dead in massive quake -- Indonesia said Thursday it expected the death toll from a massive earthquake to climb into the thousands, as rescue workers dug with their bare hands to reach those trapped under rubble.

Tongan survivors seeks medicine, shelter & soothing music -- Hundreds of Niuatoputapu residents said Wednesday they needed medical supplies, fresh water and shelter, after more than 90 percent of homes on the tiny island were destroyed.

Why are we lying to ourselves about our catastrophic economic meltdown? -- Sorry, it's not over yet. This downturn will be severe and long-lasting, and profoundly re-shape our lives, culture, society and the world.

Shoe thrown at IMF chief -- A demonstrator in Turkey has thrown a shoe at the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in a protest similar to that against US president, George Bush, in Iraq in 2008.

Tsunami ground zero devastation -- The pretty bay on the country's tsunami-ravaged south-eastern corner has the dubious honour of being the deadliest stretch of coastline, with rates of death and devastation in the disaster to beat the rest.

US giant bunker buster bomb project rushed since Iran's 2nd uranium enrichment site discovered -- The Pentagon has brought forward to December 2009 the target-date for producing the first 15-ton super bunker-buster bomb (GBU-57A/B) Massive Ordinance Penetrator, which can reach a depth of 60.09 meters underground before exploding. DEBKAfile's military sources report that top defense agencies and air force units were also working against the clock to adapt the bay of a B2a Stealth bomber for carrying and delivering the bomb.

US Senate okays 1 month emergency extension of Federal government funding levels -- Facing a midnight deadline, the U.S. Senate Wednesday approved an emergency one-month extension of current funding levels for the federal government. The extension is necessary because lawmakers have been unable to complete work on the 12-must pass spending bills required to keep the various arms of the federal government running each year.

New footage of the 9-11 WTC attack -- New Footage above of the moment the second plane crashed into the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001,has been released. These new images are just a few minutes among hundreds of hours of amateur video and images being collected by the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center which has launched a website containing examples of citizen journalism of the tragedy.

Indiana county to vaccinate half it's population -- Marion County officials expect the H1N1 flu vaccine to be administered to almost half the county's residents, but those not in a priority group will be turned away.
Related Survey: Survey of Residents -- When it becomes available, will you get a swine flu vaccine?

Swine flu shots protests may be the next tea party -- While there's no one in the trends business with a 100 percent record, this element of the ongoing swine flu story is something to watch during the coming weeks.

TSA to expand use of body scanners -- The Transportation Security Administration plans to install 150 security machines at airport checkpoints that enable screeners to see under passengers' clothes.

Phoenix police shoot, kill man upset over foreclosure -- Neighbors in one north Phoenix neighborhood are struggling to understand why one mans struggle had to end the way it did.

Military convoy to converge on Tennessee county -- Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., were scheduled to arrive Wednesday starting with an impressive convoy of military vehicles — complete with helicopters flying overhead — that will travel along Kentucky’s Purchase Parkway and cross the state line into Obion County.
Related Article: Military operation in local town -- The roar of helicopters filled the air along with the sound of machine guns and rifles. People sat in lawn chairs and on cars watching the military training exercise.

FEMA trailer attorney says he'll appeal -- Hurricane Katrina victims who lived in formaldehyde-tainted FEMA trailers said they will appeal last week's verdict that cleared trailer-makers of responsibility for the plaintiffs' alleged injuries.

Today in History October 1, 2009
1781 - James Lawrence was born. He was the American naval officer whose dying words were "Don't give up the ship."
1800 - Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France. Later the property would be purchased by the U.S. effectively doubling its size.
1880 - Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps at Edison Lamp Works in Menlo Park.
1885 - Special delivery mail service began in the United States. The first routes were in West Virginia.
1890 - The U.S. Congress passed the McKinley Tariff Act. The act raised tariffs to a record level.
1896 - Rural Free Delivery was established by the U.S. Post Office.
1908 - The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford. The purchase price of the car was $850.
1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll superhighway in the United States.
1962 - Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.
1964 - The Free Speech Movement was started at the University of California at Berkeley..
1979 - The United States handed control of the Canal Zone over to Panama.
1984 - U.S. Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan announced that he was taking a leave of absence following his indictment on charges of larceny and fraud. He was later acquitted.
1990 - U.S. President Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly and once again condemned Iraq's takeover of Kuwait.
1991 - U.S. President Bush condemned the military coup in Haiti that removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power. U.S. economic and military aid was suspended.
1992 - The Strategic Arm Reduction Treaty was approved by the U.S. Senate.
1995 - Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine other defendants were convicted in New York of conspiring to attack the U.S. through bombings, kidnappings and assassinations. .
1996 - A federal grand jury indicted Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski in the 1994 mail bomb murder of an ad executive.

Snow is flying already...earlier than normal -- Would you just look at this? Here it is only the end of September and heavy snow is falling in the Western mountains. Even places that aren't terribly high like Butte, Mont., had snow accumulation Wednesday.

Hardin Montana & American Police Force News!

About American Police Force symbol -- It is also the crest for the Rothchild family; it is also the emblem of the Byzantine or Roman empire.
Hardin Montana under siege! -- Today started not unlike any other. Except that one of my friends emailed me a story about how a company called American Police Force has moved into a town south of me called Hardin, and how they were “taking over that jail that was built and never opened”. Read More...
APF head Hilton has criminal past (Hardin, MT) -- Michael Hilton of American Police Force arrived in Hardin with promises of Mercedes police cars and expertise in operating prisons. He delivered the cars last week, but may have learned about prisons following a 1993 conviction for grand theft.
APF: Serbian mercenaries with possible ties back to Byzantine Empire ruling dynasty

VA Bars Release of Nursing Home Reports -- Facing congressional scrutiny over details revealed in a review of care given to veterans at one of its Pennsylvania facilities, the Department of Veterans Affairs slammed the door on the release of similar reports nationwide. Read More...

FDIC  News!

FDIC -- This is a leaked copy of a memo to the Board of Directors of the FDIC -- Showing the FDIC is insolvent basically and the critical date is Sept 30, 2009.

Related Article: FDIC Discloses Deposit Insurance Fund Is Now Negative -- Pursuant to these requirements, staff estimates that both the Fund balance and the reserve ratio as of September 30, 2009, will be negative. This reflects, in part, an increase in provisioning for anticipated failures. In contrast, cash and marketable securities available to resolve failed institutions remain positive. Additionally, the FDIC has now raised its expectation for bank failure costs from $70 billion $100 billion. Feel free to expect this number to continue growing.

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Company Backed by Gore Gets Taxpayer Millions -- A start-up automotive company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has been loaned more than half a billion dollars by the federal government. The loan was intended to help Fikser produce a hybrid sports car to be sold in Finland.

Jury says chemotherapy drug death was manslaughter -- A British woman, Anna McKenna, was being treated with chemotherapy in 2006. Due to a mistake by her pharmacist, she was given quadruple the dose of chemotherapy chemicals -- an error that continued for four treatment sessions and ultimately killed her (as chemotherapy is known to do).

Local hospital in Columbus Ohio says no flu shot, no pay raises -- No flu vaccine, no pay raise. That’s the mandate for employees at one local hospital. The new rule applied to both seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines. Some question the policy, though. (You think??!!!)

US judge rules against compulsory vaccinations (why is this story buried? Hmmmm) -- A Preliminary Injunction to stop mandatory vaccinations has been issued in the United States District Court of New Jersey. This comes after a federal lawsuit opposing forced vaccines was filed in that court by Tim Vawter, pro se attorney, on July 31st with the federal government as defendant.

NY health workers revolt over forced vaccination -- Workers are being told to either get the swine flu vaccine or lose their jobs. New York is the first state in the country to mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers. Check out the poll on right side...96% say workers should not be forced to take vaccine.

Video: The swine flu vaccine conspiracy

Santa Clara county in CA declares state of emergency over H1N1 -- Santa Clara County officials are declaring a local state of emergency due to the H1N1 swine flu virus. The Board of Supervisors additionally allocated $500,000 toward flu emergency response. Officials said there have been 155 hospitalizations and eight deaths due to the swine flu in Santa Clara County between April 3 and Sept. 15.

Big Brother changed TV says Dutch creator -- "I told my team, even before the first episode was aired: there will come a time when people will talk about an era in television before Big Brother and one after 'Big Brother'," the billionaire media baron told AFP recently at his office in the affluent town of Laren in the western Netherlands. "They looked at me like I was mad."

After leaflet drop kills Afghan girl, a search for safer psyop tech -- The Royal Air Force has accidentally killed a young girl in Afghanistan — by dropping a box of leaflets on her. The British Ministry of Defence is carrying out a full investigation.

Army prisoners isolated, denied right to legal counsel

Codex Alimentarius summarized in 7 points -- The principle of self medication with herbal/vitamin/mineral food supplements would be restricted to ‘prescription only’ status, if the Codex Alimentarius is applied in the UK and elsewhere, particularly the USA. Read More...

Jan Smith's stunning photo gallery of Morgellon's

Pentagon to investigate troop's exposure to hexavalent chromium in Iraq -- The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating whether the Army mishandled troops exposed to a cancer-causing chemical in Iraq in 2003. The review comes after seven Senate Democrats charged that the Army and war contractor Kellogg, Brown & Root may have exposed hundreds of soldiers to dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium while they guarded civilian workers at a water treatment plant.

Portable Pentagon pain weapon may end up in police hands -- The weapon, which is claimed to cause no permanent harm, could also end up being used by police to control civilians.

White House: No pensions for Alaskan WWII vets-claims their service didn't count -- The Obama administration has advised Congress to cut off pensions for 26 elderly members of the World War II-era Alaska Territorial Guard who served the nation without pay during the Japanese attack.

Supreme Court will weigh challenges to gun laws -- The Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that it would decide whether state and local gun control laws may be challenged under the Second Amendment.

Newsmax removed this column -- Yesterday, we highlighted a Newsmax column by John L. Perry essentially advocating a military coup to resolve the "Obama problem" (while, of course, claiming he was advocating no such thing). It's just the latest example of extreme right-wing rhetoric directed at President Obama. Now, it appears that Newsmax has removed the column from its website; the link to it defaults to Perry's main column page. Fortunately, we made a copy.

Obama risks a domestic military intervention -- There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the
“Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.

New film blames drug firm for deaths of honeybees -- Vanishing of the Bees, which will be released in Britain next month, claims the cause is the use of a new generation of pesticides that weakens the bees and makes them more susceptible to other diseases.

The real public option: Congress' private medical clinic -- You can't say this enough: While members of Congress are busy protecting us from the inefficiency and danger of government-run health care, they're receiving top-notch taxpayer funded health care—seemingly without complaint.

Uno de gato( cat's claw) the Peruvian herb for cancer -- Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa), commonly known as "una de gato" in Spanish, is a South American rainforest herb known among the natives for its curative properties. Referred to as the "Sacred Herb of the Rainforest," this vine's small thorns located at the base of its leaves resemble a cat's claw. Sold over the counter as a cancer treatment in South America, cat's claw's use as a cancer aid shows promising results in studies conducted throughout the world.

Senior groups push vaccine messages, pandemic planning -- As pandemic flu activity picks up speed across the nation, groups that serve older adults are shoring up plans for both seasonal and pandemic flu vaccination and are preparing backup plans in case absences hit key services such as Meals on Wheels, government officials and senior groups said today.

Army's new Electronic Warfare Manual -- FM 3-36 provides Army doctrine for electronic warfare (EW) planning, preparation, execution, and assessment in support of full spectrum operations. Users of FM 3-36 must be familiar with full spectrum operations established in FM 3-0; the military decisionmaking process established in FM 5-0; the operations process established in FMI 5-0.1; commander’s visualization described in FM 6-0; and electronic warfare described in JP 3-13.1.

Samoa earthquake: a history of tsunamis -- Tsunamis like that caused by the Samoa earthquake are among nature's most lethal disasters. We look at some of the worst.

Water wars: colossal land grab by the UN & the feds -- The Federal government, influenced by the United Nations, is stealing American land and resources as Agenda 21 Sustainable Development is implemented in all states.

US to break up soon? by Chuck Baldwin -- "When the break-up comes, how many Americans understand the principles of liberty enough, and are personally prepared enough, and are willing enough to resist whatever power it may be that seeks to place us under the thumb of oppression and fight for the same protections and vanguards of liberty that first established this land?" Obviously, the answer to that question is yet to be determined, isn't it?

US secretly tried to make deal with Goldman Sachs in wake of financial crisis -- Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World was first published in 2006. It was a collation of information from taxonomic literature, online resources and previous compilations, augmented by discussions with systematists. It is updated and revised in this new edition, taking into account newly published species, and refined estimates and corrections, again with considerable input from the taxonomic community. Insects are subdivided further than before, with separate figures being given for the component orders, and the algae and fungi are rearranged in line with more recent classifications.

Hopis say conservationists unwelcome on tribal land -- The Hopi Nation's Tribal Council sent a message Monday to the Sierra Club and a handful of other environmental groups: Stay off the reservation.

Augmented Google Earth gets real time people, cars, clouds

Numbers of species in Australia and the world: all known species documented

New weapons look & act strangely



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