History Friday October 29, 2010
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
1911 - American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer died.
1923 - Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution of the
Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa Kemal, later known as
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 - Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal
1956 - "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC.
1959 - General Mills became the first corporation to use close-circuit
1964 - Three men stole the star of India and other gems from the
American Museum of Natural History in New York. They were later
convicted of the crime.
1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school
1974 - U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding
discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or marital
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to hold Saddam Hussein's regime
liable for human rights abuses and war damages during its occupation of
1991 - The U.S. Galileo spacecraft became the first to visit an asteroid
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
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.
1995 - Palestinians swore revenge for the assassination of Dr. Fathi
1996 - An auction was held to sell the artwork that had been stolen by
the Nazis during the German occupation of Austria during World War II.
1998 - South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission condemned both
apartheid and violence committed by the African National Congress.
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
1998 - A Turkish Airlines flight was hijacked and ordered to fly to the
Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The plane had 39 people on board.
1998 - The oldest known copy of Archimedes' work sold for $2 million at
a New York auction.
Latinos Hard Hit By Whooping Cough Epidemic
The Latino community in California has been hard-hit by a recent
epidemic of whooping cough that has killed 10 infants, nine of them
Retired and broke: Why retirees are declaring bankruptcy
What’s the culprit for so much debt? Credit cards. Two-thirds of
Americans who filed for bankruptcy said credit cards were the key reason
for their financial problems, according to Pottow’s research. Besides
having more credit card debt compared with younger bankruptcy filers,
44.8 percent of those aged 65 and older also had more plastic in their
wallets. “They’re using credit cards as a maladaptive coping mechanism,”
More than Half of Americans Worried About Making Mortgage Payments
More than half of Americans are concerned about their ability to make
monthly housing payments, according to a poll conducted by the
The survey, which tallied responses from 1,006 randomly selected adults,
found that 53 percent of respondents were either “somewhat concerned” or
“very concerned” about not having enough money to make rent or mortgage
payments. That’s up from a combined total of 46 percent in February 2009
and 37 percent in December 2008.
US Elections Exacerbate Tough China Relations
The most popular villain in U.S. midterm campaign ads might not be
banks, bailouts or Bush, but rather Beijing.
Wells Fargo to Amend 55,000 Foreclosures
The announcement was the first admission of possible problems in the way
the San Francisco-based bank repossesses homes.
The Fed's 'Tax on the Consumer'
Investors have been cheering about the prospect of the Federal Reserve
pumping more money into the economy, but some experts warn that move may
wind up hurting consumers' wallets.
California Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork Products Due to Possible
Autentico Foods, a Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., establishment, is recalling
approximately 54,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork products that it did
not produce in accordance with its food safety plan, failing to take the
steps it had determined were necessary to produce safe products, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Why is the EU Sending Armed Guards to Greece?
As the world watches Greece wrestle with its crushing debt and crippled
economy, the country is quietly struggling to manage another burgeoning
crisis: the dramatic influx of illegal immigrants crossing from Greece
into the European Union.
Lawyer Forms Foreclosure Resistance Movement
O. Max Gardner III, 65, pioneered techniques in preventing big banks
from foreclosing on loans and has taught his methods to 559 other
lawyers in the last four years.
Towards Martial Law in America: Authority to Deploy Troops Domestically
During 'National Emergencies'
Earlier this month, the United States Coast Guard upheld its
self-declared status as a 'special' branch of the military with the
ability to prosecute civilians in military tribunals.
Watch a TARP Watchdog Make a Chilling Comment About the Ramification of
What's the endgame in foreclosure-gate? According to Damon Silvers, a
member of the Congressional Oversight Panel, it comes down to this:
Resolve the foreclosure situation in a fair way, or preserve the
existing bank capital structure.
JPM, HSBC, Sued for Silver Market Manipulation, Reaping Billions In
Yesterday's announcement by CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton that he was
fully aware of fraudulent efforts to persuade and deviously control
silver prices may have been the straw that broke the gold and silver
price manipulating camel's back on precious metal manipulation.
'Obama Unlikely to Last His First Term'
"It is very doubtful at this time that he will last his first term,"
Edward Spannaus of Executive Intelligence Review said in an interview
with Press TV on Wednesday.
Gulf Oil Spill: Mission Accomplished or Ongoing Crisis?
The corporate media has almost entirely stopped covering the Gulf oil
Many have tried to say that the effects of the spill are not nearly as
bad as feared, and that everything is pretty much cleaned up and back to
Volcanic Eruptions in Kamchatka Bury Town in Ash
Two volcanic eruptions in Russia's Far East region of Kamchatka have
covered the whole town of Ust-Kamchatsk in ash.
The Chances of a War With China are Rising
The United States conducts monetary policy the same way it conducts
foreign policy; unilaterally.
Coast Guard Implementing Martial Law
Earlier this month, the United States Coast Guard upheld its
self-declared status as a 'special' branch of the military with the
ability to prosecute civilians in military tribunals.
JPMorgan, HSBC Sued for Alleged Silver Conspiracy
JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) were hit with
two lawsuits on Wednesday by investors who accused them of conspiring to
drive down silver prices, and reaping an estimated hundreds of millions
of dollars of illegal profits.
Imminent Big Bank Death Spiral
The horizon features a big US bank on death watch. The ripple effects
will be shocking even to those who expect it. Other big banks will be
dragged down in a chain reaction, while illicit control in certain key
markets will be stripped away.
Placebo Fraud Rocks the Very Foundation of Modern Medical Science;
Thousands of Clinical Trials Invalidated
You know all those thousands of clinical trials conducted over the last
few decades comparing pharmaceuticals to placebo pills?
Medical Science Discovers Remarkable Yet Simple Way to Instantly
Increase Your Willpower
Here's good news that's just in time to help you avoid the temptation of
sugary goodies served up at holiday parties.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Race Pivotal for National Food and Farm
If you don't live in Iowa, the name Francis Thicke may not mean much to
you. But the candidate for Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture has a lot in
store for reforming industrial agriculture in the "Food Capital of the
World" if he's elected.
Experimental Drugs Cause More Harm Than Good, Study Finds
Conventional cancer treatment protocols are largely ineffective, which
is why many doctors end up prescribing experimental drugs to their most
severely diseased patients to see if they provide any benefits.
Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' Caused by Ethanol Productions
Ethanol, billed by Congress as a "green fuel," may be responsible for
the second-largest dead zone in the world.
History Thursday October 28, 2010
1776 - The Battle of White Plains took place during the American
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
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.
1940 - During World War II, Italy invaded Greece.
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.
1958 - Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was elected Pope. He took the name John
1962 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the U.S. that he had
ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
1965 - The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO, was
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.
1986 - The centennial of the Statue of Liberty was celebrated in New
1993 - Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, called for a
complete blockade of Haiti to force out the military leaders.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton visited Kuwait and implied that all the
troops there would be home by Christmas.
1998 - An Air China jet was hijacked and flown to Taiwan by pilot Yuan
Bin. He was upset with his pay and working conditions. The plane arrived
safely and Yuan Bin was taken into custody.
‘Mike Tawse Original’ Thought For The day
I Shall Not Be Defeated… My Mind Is Free…When my activity is constrained
by draconian laws, or the awesome power of nature, I shall not be
defeated, for my mind is free…
Larger Withdrawals From IRAs in 2010 May Help Savers With Taxes
For U.S. taxpayers making mandatory withdrawals from an individual
retirement account, 2010 may be a good year to take out more than
necessary because tax rates may rise. Required minimum distributions
from the accounts, which are taxed as ordinary income, generally apply
to people with a tax- deferred traditional IRA who are age 70 1/2 and
older or inherited one from a parent or spouse.
Teens Should Get Meningitis Booster Shot says the CDC Panel
Teenagers should get a booster shot of the vaccine that protects against
bacterial meningitis, a U.S. health advisory panel recommended
The panel made the recommendation because the vaccine appears not to
last as long as previously thought.
Placebo Fraud Rocks The Very Foundation of Modern Medical Science;
Thousands of Clinical Trials Invalidated:
You know all those thousands of clinical trials conducted over the last
few decades comparing pharmaceuticals to placebo pills? Well, it turns
out all those studies must now be completely thrown out as utterly
non-scientific. And why? Because the placebos used in the studies
weren't really placebos at all, rendering the studies scientifically
Mad Fed Should Beware Unquantifiable Outcomes says Mark Gilbert
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in an Oct. 15 speech that it’s difficult
to work out the “appropriate quantity and pace of purchases and to
communicate this policy response to the public.” He also said that
“nonconventional policies have costs and limitations that must be taken
into account in judging whether and how aggressively they should be
used.” Imagine a surgeon telling her patient she wasn’t sure what size
scalpel she’d be using or what the likely outcome of the procedure might
be. Or an architect admitting to a planning committee that he wasn’t
confident about his stress calculations or the durability of the
newfangled materials he was using.
U.S. elections exacerbate tough China relations
It would also embolden the next Congress to be more adversarial. It’s a
telling sign that runaway favorite Ohio Senate candidate Rob Portman,
America’s trade representative under President George W. Bush, already
has slammed the Treasury Department for failing to tag China a currency
manipulator. His future colleagues surely will take notice. Comment:
Since the Reagan years, both Democrats AND Republicans have given China
"most favored nation" status, when they forgot the US should've had it!
That's like cheering for the opposing team.
Chris Whalen Welcomes Our New Tyrannical Overlords, Prepares for the
Taxpayer Funded Mortgage Insurer Bailout
Chris Whalen's latest Institutional Risk Analytics is a must read letter
as it highlights yet another aspect of foreclosure fraud, one which
finds various analogues in the way the MBS originating banks took
advantage of AIG, knowing full well it was stuffed to the gills with
worthless pieces of paper and taking out enough insurance on it to
require a federal bailout when mark to fraud failed and mark to market
finally worked for a very short period of time.
Homeowners Protest HAMP: 'It's Just A Scam And The Banks Are Getting
"This was a lie -- 100 percent lie," Stratton said. "We ran off the
guidelines. We met every single qualification to get a HAMP mod."
US Military Campaign to Topple Resilient Taliban Hasn't Succeeded
An intense military campaign aimed at crippling the Taliban has so far
failed to inflict more than fleeting setbacks on the insurgency or put
meaningful pressure on its leaders to seek peace, according to U.S.
military and intelligence officials citing the latest assessments of the
war in Afghanistan.
US Investigates Nuclear Missile Incident
The U.S. military is looking into an incident on Saturday in which it
lost communications with 50 long-range nuclear-armed missiles based in
the northern United States.
Fed Easing to Signify End of Bull Market, Gross Says
“Check writing in the trillions is not a bondholder’s friend,” Gross
wrote in his monthly investment outlook posted on Newport Beach,
California-based Pimco’s website today. “It is in fact inflationary,
and, if truth be told, somewhat of a Ponzi scheme. It raises bond prices
to create the illusion of high annual returns, but ultimately it reaches
a dead end where those prices can no longer go up.” Jimm's Comment: I'm
more and more amazed that this is being stated out in the open, meaning
things are really going to get bad (financially).
Court Overturns Arizona's Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Voter
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s requirement
that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote.
China Retailers Again, Accuses US of 'Out of Control' Dollar Printing
After taking heat from the White House for nearly a year for its
currency peg, a fact that in itself will never get China to loosen its
regime as it would be perceived as yielding to pressure from D.C., China
has once again gone on the offensive, this time via its commerce
minister who earlier today said that dollar issuance in the U.S. is "out
of control" which in turn is leading to an inflation assault on China.
JPMorgan, BofA, Citi, and More Plead With Supreme Court to Keep THEIR
Bailout Details Secret, Too
A group of pretty much every bank you can name just asked the Supreme
Court to withhold documents that detail emergency cash injections they
received from the government at the end of '08, Bloomberg reports.
Research Proves 'Gender-Bending' Chemicals Affect Reproduction
The findings from the four year study, led by the universities of Exeter
and Brunel, has important implications for understanding the impacts of
these chemicals on ecosystem health and possibly on humans.
Clinton Departs for Two-Week Asia Trip
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton departed Washington on Wednesday for
a two-week Asia trip meant to shore up US ties with its Pacific
Employer's in US Start Bracing for Higher Tax Withholding
Employers in the U.S. are starting to warn their workers to prepare for
slimmer paychecks if Congress fails to vote on an extension of Bush-era
Nevada Voting Machines Automatically Checking Harry Reid's Name; Voting
Machine Technicians are SEIU Members
Clark County is where three quarters of Nevada's residents and live and
where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's son Rory is a county
commissioner. Rory is also a Democratic candidate for governor.
Baltimore Hands Out First Trans Fat Citation
The Baltimore City Health Department issued its first environmental
citation for repeat violations of the city's trans fat ban. The Health
Department said more than 100 Baltimore restaurants have received
warnings since the ban went into effect.
Turn Off the Lights When You Go To Bed - Even Dim Light at Night May
You are getting the same amount of exercise as always, you aren't taking
in any more calories than usual and yet you keep on gaining weight.
Fatty Acid Help to Prevent Gum Disease
Rather than concentrate on treating the bacteria itself, which is the
approach most conventional dentists take, scientists have found that
targeting the inflammatory response with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)
like fish oil is also effective.
Common Chemicals Causing Sex Changes in Animals
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are everywhere these days. EDCs
from industrial plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, household and industrial
cleaners, and other sources regularly contaminate water supplies,
rivers, lakes, and other natural ecosystems.
Having a Big Head May Protect You From Alzheimer's
People with bigger heads may suffer less from Alzheimer's than people
with smaller heads, according to a study conducted by researchers from
Munich University and published in the journal Neurology.
Think Hand Sanitizers Protect You Against Germs? Think Again
Worried about catching a cold or the flu?
Cocoa Mojo Superfood Hot Chocolate and My Adventure Through the Andes
In June of 2009, I embarked on an adventure into the Podocarpus National
Forest near Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
Bee's Brains More Powerful Than Computers
A new study set to be published in the journal The American Naturalist
has discovered that bees' tiny brains are capable of performing
mathematical functions far more quickly and efficiently than even
today's most powerful computers.
Some Cancer Industry Groups Finally Admit That Advice to Avoid the Sun
May Be Causing Vitamin D Deficiencies
A major British cancer organization is preparing a new position
statement on sun exposure that may acknowledge vitamin D deficiency as
an effect of sun avoidance.
Midwest Storm Breaks US Pressure Record
The pressure within the powerful storm that left a trail of destruction
across the Midwest on Tuesday not only broke records in individual
states and cities, but also one for the United States.
One EMP Burst and the World Goes Dark
The sky erupts. Cities darken, food spoils and homes fall silent.
HUGE Media Blackout Regarding Earth and Moon Orbital Changes?
Huge earth changes are taking place at this time. L.A. had a record cool
summer and a few days after summer is over, they shoot up to a record
high 113 degrees.
50 Nuclear Missiles Drop Offline
The Atlantic (and now Wired) is reporting that an entire squadron of
nuclear missiles unexpectedly dropped into a "launch facility down"
status on Saturday morning, taking a sizable portion of America's
nuclear deterrent offline:
Police Officers Fired for Being Tea Party Members
Today I received a plea for help from the Tawakoni Area TEA Party. They
have a Mayor that is out of control and hates the TEA Party too. He has
fired 2 long time officers for no other apparent reason than the simple
fact that they belong to the local TEA Party chapter.
History Wednesday October 27, 2010
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.
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
1954 - The first Walt Disney television show "Disneyland" premiered on
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.
1978 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their
progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.
1994 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S. prison
population had exceeded one million for the first time in American
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.
1999 - Armenia's Prime Minister and seven other government officials
were killed during a parliamentary session. It was the believed that the
gunmen were staging a coup.
2002 - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of Brazil in a
runoff. He was the country's first elected leftist leader.
2003 - Bank of America Corp. announced it had agreed to buy FleetBoston
Financial Corp. The deal created the second largest banking company in
Three ‘Mike Tawse Original’ Thoughts for The Day
* Each Of Us Has The Opportunity To Learn
* Today Is The Only One You Can Change
* The Greatest Lessons Of Life
Nevada Voters Complain of Problems at Polls
Some voters in Boulder City complained on Monday that their ballot had
been cast before they went to the polls, raising questions about Clark
County's electronic voting machines.
Fed looks set for new round of monetary easing
The Bernanke Fed has shown a propensity for erring on the side of going
big. This is based on the notion that policy acts with a lag, and that
fighting inflation is easier than battling deflation. The Fed could
choose to go beyond market expectations in order to build in an extra
"announcement effect," in the same way that intermeeting rate cuts are
believed to offer more bang for the buck. This would lead to a sharp
rally in riskier assets like stocks and emerging market bonds.
Commodities would also rise sharply as investors worry about the
possibility of an unruly dollar decline.
Doug Casey on the Violence of the Storm, the Destruction of the Middle
Class and the Coming Gold Standard
Gold itself is not cheap anymore, the way it was 10 years ago. But on
the other hand, the gold bull market is intact and I think it is going
significantly higher for a lot of reasons. You've got to own gold. It's
the only financial asset that's not simultaneously someone else's
liability. What's really hard to understand are "dollar bugs".
How Did the Banks Get Away With Pledging Mortgages to Multiple Buyers
I've repeatedly documented that mortgages were pledged multiple times to
different buyers. See this, this and this.
US Says Did Not Under-Report Iraq Civilian Deaths
The whistle-blower website WikiLeaks on Friday released nearly 400,000
classified U.S. files on the Iraq war, the biggest leak of its kind in
U.S. military history.
Chavez Orders Takeover of Owens-Illinois Branch
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ordered the expropriation of U.S.-based
glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois Inc.'s subsidiary in the
South American country.
Iran Fuels Up Nuclear Plant as Sanctions Bite
Officials said it showed Iran's nuclear plans were on track despite
sanctions aimed at forcing it to curb uranium enrichment which many
countries fear is aimed at developing atomic bombs.
Tony Blair Summoned Back to Chilcot Inquiry Into Iraq War
Tony Blair is to be summoned back to the official inquiry into the Iraq
invasion in light of damaging and conflicting evidence revealed since he
appeared as a witness in January.
Roundup Suffocates Human Cells
When Roundup was introduced back in the sixties, a pretty good fairy
tale was told to all about how the chemical merely disappeared in days.
It was an effective confidence booster and it certainly was trusted and
Our New Dictator May Be In Deep Trouble
According to sources who watch the inner workings of the federal
government, a smackdown of Barack Obama by the U.S. Supreme Court may be
Sounds Alarm on Foreclosure Litigation
Litigation arising from foreclosure paperwork problems could be "very
damaging" to the housing market, a top U.S. banking regulator said
US Must Prepare for Asteroid
If an asteroid were on a collision course with Earth, would we be ready
to defend against its destructive impact or would we be helpless and
Treasury Shields Citigroup as Deletions Undercut Disclosure
The late Bloomberg News reporter Mark Pittman asked the U.S. Treasury in
January 2009 to identify $301 billion of securities owned by Citigroup
Inc. that the government had agreed to guarantee.
President Obama Heads into Midterms at Lowest Approval Rating of
President Obama is spending the next week crisscrossing the country in
support of Democratic candidates before this year's midterm elections.
Activist Stomped on Outside Paul and Conway Senate Debate in Kentucky
The fifth and final campaign debate between U.S. Senate candidates Rand
Paul and Jack Conway was marred Monday by a confrontation outside the
venue in Lexington, K.Y. in which an activist was pushed to the curb and
stepped on, FOX 41 reported.
Court Overturns Arizona's Proof of Citizen Requirement for Voter
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s requirement
that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote.
Martial Law, Economic Meltdown, and Executive Orders
We have all watched in predicted horror as the financial infrastructure
of America has been disassembled in a predetermined fashion by the likes
of Goldman Sachs,
Obama Continues Pushing UN Gun Control Treaty
In late September, several dozen UN representatives met at the
University of Massachusetts in Boston to further discuss their plans for
global gun control.
LA Times Pinkwashing Reaches New Low by Pushing 'Preventive'
Chemotherapy Drugs for Women
Check this out: The LA Times is pinkwashing their entire website
masthead with a pink ribbon set behind the word "Angeles," which of
course means "angels."
Research Shows That Walking Can Protect Your Memory Down the Road
One of the greatest fears associated with growing older is the thought
of memory problems -- including the mind-robbing nightmare of
Taking Prescription Drugs Could Cost You Your Job
Drug abuse in the U.S. is hardly limited to illegal street narcotics;
millions of Americans take prescription medications that can severely
impair their judgment and ability to work, and some employers are
beginning to take notice.
Tea Consumption Slows Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
Older adults who drink tea regularly experience significantly less
cognitive decline than adults of the same age who do not drink tea,
according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of
California-Los Angeles and the University of Washington and presented at
the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference on Alzheimer's
California Marijuana Crop Larger Than Grapes
The battle rages on over the legalization of marijuana in California,
but a new report from NBC in California's Bay Area brings up a very
interesting point about its cultivation in the state.
Is the Elite Destabilizing the World on Purpose?
From our point of view, the idea that a modern clique of corporatists
have come together serendipitously to try to run the world is not
necessarily accurate. The intergenerational, familial enterprise that we
postulate makes more sense to us. In simplest terms, if one looks
through the past 300 years of history (or even through millennia), and
certainly the past 100 years, it is easy to find a fairly powerful
pattern leading to the world's current problems. There are so many books
and so many clues left by this elite that to dismiss it is difficult.
History is simply littered with Illuminati codes and absurd coincidences
that do more to reveal money power than to conceal it.
History Tuesday October 26, 2010
1774 - The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in
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.
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.
1905 - Norway gained independence from Sweden.
1942 - The U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz during
World War II.
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf ended. The battle
won by American forces and brought the end of the Pacific phase of World
War II into sight.
1949 - U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75
cents an hour.
1951 - Winston Churchill became the prime minister of Great Britain.
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.
1975 - Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to officially
visit to the United States.
1977 - The experimental space shuttle Enterprise successfully landed at
Edwards Air Force Base in California.
1979 - South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death by Kim
Jae-kyu, the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency.
1984 - "Baby Fae" was given the heart of baboon after being born with a
severe heart defect. She lived for 21 days with the animal heart.
1985 - Approximately 110,000 people marched past the U.S. and Soviet
embassies in London to pressure the two countries to end their arms
1990 - The U.S. State Department issued a warning that terrorists could
be planning an attack on a passenger ship or aircraft.
1991 - Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry arrived at a federal
correctional institution in Petersburg, VA, to begin serving a six-month
sentence for cocaine possession.
1992 - General Motors Corp. Chairman Robert Stempel resigned after the
company recorded its highest losses in history.
1994 - Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime Minister Abdel
Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty.
1996 - Federal prosecutors cleared Richard Jewell as a suspect in the
Olympic park bombing.
1998 - A French lab found a nerve agent on an Iraqi missile warhead.
2001 - It was announced that Fort Worth's Lockheed Martin won a defense
contract for $200 billion over 40 years. The contract, for the "joint
strike fighter," was the largest defense contract in history.
2002 - Russian authorities pumped a gas into a theater where separatist
rebels held over 800 hostages. The gas killed 116 hostages and all 50
hostage-takers were killed by the gas or gunshot wounds.
International face of Saddam regime to hang
Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by
hanging Tuesday for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties
under the former regime. Iraq's high criminal court spokesman Mohammed
Abdul Sahib did not say when Aziz, 74, would be put to death. The death
sentence was for a conviction on charges of taking part in a Saddam-led
campaign that hunted and executed members of the Shiite Dawa Party, of
which current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a member.
Gold backing of currency doesn't make it Islamic
Backing currency with gold does not make it Islamic, former prime
minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said it became Islamic only
if the transaction in the currency did not involve interest or riba. "It
is not the name that is important. It is the gold backing for the
currency, whatever may be its name," he said in a keynote address at the
Global Islamic Finance Forum 2010 here.
India gold buying continues; premiums edge up
India, the world's biggest consumer of the yellow metal, is in the
middle of the festival season, with Dhanteras in November, when
jewellers register highest sales in the year. Weddings also take place
in the festival season. State-run Indian trader MMTC Ltd expects to
import more than 200 tonnes of gold in the current fiscal year to March
2011 on good demand seen in the current festival season despite high
prices, its chairman said.
Bank of America Takes Out Lows As Sheila Bair Says Servicers' Issues
Could Be "Very Damaging", "More Problems" To Arise In Mortgage Servicing
And the kicker: •BAIR SAYS CRISIS REVEALED `CRITICAL FLAWS' IN MORTGAGE
What's the Treasury (and the Justice Department) Hiding?
Something really smells here. This is a shocking report out of
Bloomberg, on the Treasury response to a Freedom of Information Act
Owners Seek to
Sell at Loss as Banks Push Foreclosure
Bank of America and GMAC are firing up their formidable foreclosure
machines again today, after a brief pause.
Dollar at Risk
of Becoming 'Toxic Waste'
The dollar's slump could get far worse if the dollar index takes out
last year's low, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove
Capital, told CNBC Monday.
Mess Under Review, Report Looms: Bernake
Federal banking regulators are examining whether mortgage companies cut
corners on their own procedures when they moved to foreclose on people's
homes, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
Employers Looking at Health Insurance Options
The new health care law wasn't supposed to undercut employer plans that
have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generations.
A Bill Has Been Introduced in Congress to Register Firearms and Owners
A forwarded email that says that Congress introduced HR-45, the Blair
Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009.
The Truth on Unemployment: It's A Depression
Employment is WORSE than The Depression - now.
Caprio's Reaction to Snub? President Can 'Shove It'
Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, in a radio interview
Monday morning, reacted angrily to President Obama's decision not to
endorse him during a visit to the Ocean State Monday.
One-Child Policy Takes Toll on Another Family
The Al-Jazeera Network has released an exclusive interview with a couple
in China that was forced to abort their unborn son at eight months, but
one pro-life group is appalled by the lack of response.
Seasonal Flu Death Estimates Grossly Overestimated
Every year as flu season approaches, health authorities begin their
chorus of warnings about the dangers of getting the flu.
Inexpensive Dietary Supplement Helps to Prevent Birth Defects
Many medical professionals recommend that pregnant women take folic
acid--also known as vitamin B9--as part of a prenatal supplement regimen
designed to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Diabetes Drug Researcher Admits Drug Trials are Unethical and Dangerous
A drug researcher who presided over the trial that first raised concerns
over the diabetes blockbuster Avandia has warned that further tests of
the drug's safety would be unethical.
British Prawns Getting High on Prozac in the Water
Contamination of British coastal waters with antidepressants is likely
changing the behavior of prawns and other marine life, according to a
study conducted by researchers from Portsmouth University.
History Monday October 25, 2010
1760 - George III took the British throne after the death of King George
II, his grandfather.
1812 - During the War of 1812, the U.S. frigate United States captured
the British vessel Macedonian.
1870 - The first U.S. trademark was given. The recipient was the Averill
Chemical Paint Company of New York City.
1888 - Richard Byrd, the first person to see the North Pole, was born.
1917 - The Bolsheviks (Communists) under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin seized
power in Russia.
1920 - King Alexander of Greece died from blood poisoning that resulted
from a bite from his pet monkey.
1929 - Alber B. Fall, of U.S. President Harding's cabinet, was found
guilty of taking a bribe. He was sentenced to a year in prison and fined
1931 - The George Washington Bridge opened to traffic.
1955 - The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan
1958 - U.S. Marines withdrew from Beirut, Lebanon. They had been sent in
on July 25, 1958, to protect the nation's pro-Western government.
1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit
1983 - U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations invaded
Grenada to restore order and provide protection to U.S. citizens after a
recent coup within Grenada's Communist (pro-Cuban) government.
1990 - It was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney that the
Pentagon was planning to send 100,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia.
2000 - AT&T Corp. announced that it would restructure into a family of
four separately traded companies (consumer, business, broadband and
2001 - It was announced that scientists had unearthed the remains of an
ancient crocodile which lived 110 million years ago. The animal, found
in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as long as 40 feet and weighed as much as
eight metric tons.
Bank of America to go ahead with 102,000 foreclosures
Bank of America Corp. issued a statement Oct. 18 saying it has completed
its review of foreclosure affidavits for the 23 original states where it
halted foreclosure sales, and has restarted the process of completing
102,000 foreclosure actions that had pending judgments.
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New high-dose flu shot aims to protect seniors
There's a new flu shot in town — one that's four times as strong and
targeted at senior citizens. The reason? Scientists believe that a
high-dose flu vaccine will jump-start senior citizens' immune response
and provide them better protection from the virus.
NAIS: STILL THE GREATEST THREAT TO FAMILY RANCHERS AND HERDERS
One way or another, the seizure of privately owned agricultural property
is going to take place; the USDA will seize control of the US food
supply for its corporate contractors. In addition to NAIS, was Premises
ID. USDA has continued contracting with countering state agencies in
every state to force this system of forfeiture of title to property,
putting previously privately held land under the control of federal
agencies; the question still arises as to, why?
Mutiny on the pumpkin patch
Tax collector tries to squash Idaho pumpkin stand.
60 Minutes shines light on local homeless Marine vet
Read the story about former enlisted Marine Charles Worley...one of a
handful of young veterans living on the streets of San Diego.
Vets stand guard over Christian flag in NC town
The city council decided last month to remove the flag from above the
monument in Central Park after a resident complained, and after city
leaders got letters from the American Civil Liberties Union and
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State urging them to
remove it. That decision incensed veterans groups, churches and others
in King, a city of about 6,000 people 15 miles north of Winston-Salem.
Veteran Suicides Outnumber US Military Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan
More than 1,000 veterans in California under 35 died after returning
home from Iraq and Afghanistan between 2005 and 2008 - three times as
many California service members who were killed in conflict overseas,
according to a recently published Bay Citizen report.
Tap-Tap-Tap Dance Around the Issue
The issues here aren't just "cost", as everyone wants to claim, or
"shortcuts." They go directly to the fundamental question of the rule of
law and 5th Amendment rights to Due Process.
The Fed Needs to Print $4 Trillion
With just over a week left to the QE2 announcement, discussion over the
amount, implications and effectiveness of QE2 are almost as prevalent
(and moot) as those over the imminent collapse of the MBS system.
Republican Congressional Candidate Says Violent Overthrown of Government
is 'On the Table'
Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden stunned his party
Thursday, saying he would not rule out violent overthrow of the
government if elections did not produce a change in leadership.
DHS Conduct Nationwide ID Authentic Test for Emergency Preparedness
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently coordinated a nationwide
demonstration showing the ability to deploy a common, interoperable
credentialing system that enables electronic identity authentication for
government and industry personnel.
Why is Due Process a Big Problem for Banks?
“That’s why most people, myself included, have no sympathy for Bank of
America’s legal predicament — and no patience for its “we’re not the bad
guys here” arguments.
Body Scanners Unveiled at JFK Airport; Homeland Security Sec. Janet
Napolitano Doesn't Volunteer
Airline passengers might want to consider a trip to the gym before
heading to the airport now that high-tech body scanners have been
unveiled at Kennedy Airport.
Backlash Grows Against Full-Body Airport Scanners
Worldwide, a backlash is growing against the push to install full-body
scanners at airports.
In Praise of Micheal Roberts, Body Scan Rebel
Roberts is a pilot with ExpressJet Airlines, which does business as
US Financial Markets: The Well Has Been Poisoned
When financial markets have become riddled with fraud, embezzlement and
corruption that goes unpunished, then institutional players will avoid
that market as crooked: the well has been poisoned.
Barack and Michelle's Mumbai Darshan Plans
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will be extremely busy
in Mumbai, upon landing on November 6 for a two day India visit.
The Real Reason Behind QE2
The volume of US debt that will roll over in the next two years is
simply staggering (Never mind the new debt).
Roundup Implicated in Frog Die Off
While we are on the topic of Roundup it needs to be noted that work
reported in 2005 has shown that it is clearly implicated in the global
die off of amphibian populations. Roundup is used everywhere and is used
as a first option to push back encroaching weeds.
Rare Earth Fears
There has been a recent spat of press reports buying into the story
about an eminent shortage of rare earths because China is presently the
US to Pay Farmers for Non-Food Crops for Biofuels
The U.S. will pay farmers to produce non-food crops that can be
converted to fuels for planes, cars and power plants to reduce reliance
on imported oil and boost rural economies, Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack said today.
Digital Cloning: Rise of the Cylons?
Somewhere between epically cool and downright creepy, you can create a
digital clone that looks like you, talks like you, sounds like you and
takes on your personality, so that future generations can find out all
about you after your death.
Synthetic DNA Markers Warned of Bioterrorism Threats
TO MAKE it harder for bioterrorists to build dangerous viruses from
scratch, guidelines for firms who supply "custom DNA" are being
introduced in the US.
$700,000 from Gates to Help Protect CA Climate Law
The campaign against Proposition 23 - the ballot initiative that would
push back California's landmark global warming law - is getting another
big financial boost from a high-tech billionaire.
Why Monsanto is Paying Farmers to Spray It's Rivals' Herbicides
Monsanto's ongoing humiliation proceeds apace. No, I'm not referring to
the company's triumph in our recent "Villains of Food" poll. Instead,
I'm talking about a Tuesday item from the Des Moines Register's Philip
Brasher, reporting that Monsanto has been forced into the unenviable
position of having to pay farmers to spray the herbicides of rival
Lawsuit Alleges That MERS Owes California a Potential $60-120 Billion in
Unpaid Land-Recording Fees
In creating MERS, these institutions actually changed the land-title
system that this country - for much of its history - has relied upon to
determine legal ownership status of land titleholders.
Patient Anger Over Swine Flu Jab 'by Stealth'
Patients' groups have expressed anger over this year's seasonal flu jab
programme because people are unable to opt out of having the swine flu
G20 Finance Ministers Agree to Global Economic Regulations
G20 finance ministers Saturday agreed tougher rules for big financial
firms blamed for the global economic crisis as they tackled the problem
of companies deemed "too big to fail"
Food Stamp Usage Soars Among Working Families
Lillie Gonzales does whatever it takes to provide for three ravenous
sons who live under her roof.
G20 Struggles to Find Common Ground on Currency War, Triggers US Push
for Trade Caps
With China resolutely refusing to allow the yuan to rise more quickly,
the US shifted the debate on the first day of the G20 summit to address
trade imbalances, the root issue behind exchange rate clashes.
Invisible DNA body Spray Technology May Soon be Installed at a Business
A U.K. company has developed a technology that it says will help deter
thieves from robbing local businesses.
States of Emergency
Thirty-two states are on the path to UN-inspired carbon reduction,
Cap-and-Trade schemes and unconstitutional alliances; the supporting
Governors must be held accountable.
Americans: Fire the Judges Too!
Judicial elections across the United States, largely ho-hum affairs that
only stand out when members of the black robes commit a crime, have
turned white-hot in Iowa, where residents are organizing and campaigning
to fire three of the state Supreme Court members who created same-sex
marriage for the state.
Currency War -
Germany Accuses US Of Indirectly Manipulating Dollar
German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle on Saturday took issue with
what he called a U.S. policy of increasing liquidity, saying it
indirectly manipulated exchange rates.
IMF Power Shift Opens Way for More Breakthroughs
The surprise deal reached at weekend meetings of finance ministers from
the Group of 20 in South Korea shifts IMF voting power to
under-represented emerging countries like China, India, Brazil and
France Braces Itself for Another Week of Protests as Sarkozy Believes He
Has Turned Corner
All are furious at the Senate's decision to approve new pension
legislation which will see the retirement age rise from 60 to 62.
Teleprompter To Make Its Debut in Parliament When Obama Speaks - India
A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of
Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November
Extremely Graphic Abortion Ad Airs in DC Metro
ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports: An anti-abortion candidate running for
D.C. delegate to the U.S. House is airing what is arguably one of this
election cycle’s most provocative TV campaign ads, featuring extremely
graphic images of aborted fetuses.
States Weigh Letting Non-citizens Vote
Like his neighbors, Claude Rwaganje pays taxes on his income and taxes
on his cars. His children have gone to Portland's public schools.
Quadruple-Dose Seasonal Flu 'Super' Vaccine Now Being Aggressively
Pushed Onto Senior Citizens
The vaccine industry has now decided that injecting senior citizens with
the "standard" vaccine dose just isn't working.
Powerful Compound in Broccoli, Cruciferos Vegetables Proven to Prevent
New research out of the University of Illinois (U of I) has proven that
sulforaphane, an organosulfur compound found in broccoli and other
cruciferous vegetables, is transferred directly from the digestive
system into the body through the "good" bacteria that live in the gut.
Drug Industry in Bed With Harry Reid (and Paying for His Campaign Ads)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has received more donations from the
drug industry than nearly any other political candidate this year.
Doctors Needlessly Order Blood Transfusions for Cancer Patients in Order
to Qualify Them for Drug Studies
A new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a
shocking trend in the medical industry that is putting countless
patients at needless risk.
Regulators Prey on Food Processing Plant in Effort to Pass Federal Food
The Texas Department of State Health Services recently ordered Sangar
Produce, a San Antonio-based produce processor, to cease operations and
recall all of its bagged salads and cut up fruit and vegetable products.
Big Pharma Trying to Convince Women They Need to Feel Sexual Desire All
the Time So They'll Buy 'Female Viagra'
The pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of a major push to secure
FDA approval for drugs to treat "female sexual dysfunction," including a
public relations campaign to convince women that the condition is real
in the first place.
How I Cured Diabetes in Five Steps, and Why One-Third of US Adults Will
Have Diabetes by 2050
First it was Fast Food Nation. Now it's Diabetic Nation.
History Friday October 22, 2010
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.
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.
1939 - The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York.
Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.
1950 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record by defeating the Baltimore
Colts 70-27. It was a record score for a regular season game.
1954 - The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
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
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."
1979 - The ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza Pahlavi was allowed into
the U.S. for medical treatment.
1981 - The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was
decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous
1986 - U.S. President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law.
1991 - The European Community and the European Free Trade Association
agreed to create a free trade zone of 19 nations by the year 1993.
1995 - The 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record
number of world leaders gathering.
1998 - The United Nations announced that over 2 million children had
been killed in war as innocent victims since 1987.
1998 - Pakistan's carpet weaving industry announced that they would
begin to phase out child labor.
1999 - China ended its first-ever human rights conference in which it
defied Western definitions of civil liberties.
1999 - The U.N. Security Council voted to send 6,000 troops to Sierra
Leone to oversee a peace plan that had been signed in July.
U.S. cuts aid to Pakistan's alleged death squads
The Obama administration is withholding assistance to some Pakistani
military units over concerns they may have been involved in human rights
abuses, including extra-judicial killings and torture, a senior U.S.
official said Thursday.
Four killed by celery: Texas food processing plant shut down after
A food processing plant in Texas has been shut down after contaminated
celery was linked to the deaths of four people. The victims all died
from listeriosis food poisoning after eating chopped celery from the
factory in San Antonio.
Kellogg Cuts Its 2010 Earns Guidance, Shares Fall
Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops
and Honey Smacks cereal in June after about 20 people complained that
the boxes had an unusual smell and flavor, which the company blamed on a
chemical in the boxes' liners. The company later identified elevated
levels of chemicals in the liner as the cause and said in July that it
was a supplier issue. Kellogg also said at that time that it expected
the recall would continue to take its toll at an estimated 12 cents per
share of profit for the full-year.
Big Legal Clash on Foreclosure is Taking Shape
About a month after Washington Mutual Bank made a multimillion-dollar
mortgage loan on a mountain home near Santa Barbara, Calif., a crucial
piece of paperwork disappeared.
Geithner Suggests Major Currencies in Alignment
In an interview with the newspaper, Geithner also emphasized that the
United States was not pursuing a deliberate policy of devaluing the
'Exterminator' armored Truck Will Watch Illinois Neighborhoods
Creative law enforcement isn't new to St. Clair County Sheriff Mearl
Three Hots and A Cot for D.C. Tots
Washington D.C. schools, you know the ones that are not good enough for
POTUS and FLOTUS offspring, have a new plan for the most economically
Why the Paperwork Appears 'Sloppy'
After centuries of lending money and preparing loan documents it seems
that the least likely suspect for screwing up the paperwork on tens of
millions of “loans” would be the Banks themselves. Yet that is what
Fatal Cosco Shooting: The Family's View
My son, Erik Scott, was shot seven times by three Metro Police officers
on July 10. He died on the concrete in front of the Summerlin Costco
Fannie, Freddie Bailout Could Double, Regulator Says
The federal bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could double in size
during the next three years, according to projections from the
companies' federal regulator.
US Says Military Can Respond to Domestic Cyber Threats
The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the
Defense Department’s vast array of cyberwarfare capabilities in case of
an attack on vital computer networks inside the United States,
delicately navigating historic rules that restrict military action on
Cleric on US Kill List Attended Pentagon Lunch After 9/11
A US citizen linked to Al Qaeda who is being targeted for extra-judicial
killing by the CIA lunched at the Pentagon several months after the 9/11
attacks, news sources confirmed Wednesday.
Senate Candidate Used Active Duty Troops in Security Detail
Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller caught national attention Monday
when his security detail handcuffed an editor they said was a problem.
Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes
Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using
a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and
the Netherlands to Bermuda.
Why is Obama Putting a Fannie Mae/Goldman Sachs Lobbyist/Consultant as
Obama last week tapped Tom Donilon as National Security Advisor. What’s
Donilon’s resume? I summarized it when folks floated his name as
potential White House chief of staff:
Clashes, Protests in French Tensions Over Pensions
Protesters blockaded Marseille's airport, Lady Gaga canceled concerts in
Paris and rioting youths attacked police in Lyon on Thursday ahead of a
tense Senate vote on raising the retirement age.
Smelly Bugs Could Be Coming to a Home Near You
"It seems like the bugs are coming out of the woodwork," said a
spokesperson for Martin Viette Nurseries of East Norwich, who detailed
how customers have been bringing the ugly bugs in for identification.
Grain Yields Takes a Sudden Turn for the Worse
We are now seeing a trend in food production. All over the world, crop
yields have suddenly declined.
Gunbattles Erupt in Mexico Cities Across Texas Border
Mexican soldiers battled gunmen in two cities across the border from
Texas on Wednesday, prompting panicked parents to pull children from
school and factories to warn workers to stay inside.
Iran Doubles Enriched Uranium Stockpile to 30kg
Iran announced Wednesday it has almost doubled its stockpile of uranium
that the country began enriching to higher levels earlier this year in
defiance of UN demands to halt the program.
These Are Not Negotiable
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Prudence,
indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be
changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience
hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are
sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which
they are accustomed.
Thyroid Cancer Patients Turned Into Walking Dirty Bombs After Drinking
Radioactive Poison as Cancer Therapy
My, you look glowing today! Cancer patients who receive radiation of
their thyroid glands by being given radioactive iodine are highly
radioactive for up to a week following their release from the hospital
-- and they end up irradiating not just hospital rooms but also other
patients, friends and family members.
ADA Study Confirms Dangers of Fluoridated Water, Especially for Babies
Advocates of fluoridated water insist that the chemical additive is good
for teeth, but actual science routinely shows otherwise, including a new
study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association
confirming fluoride as a toxic substance that actually destroys teeth,
particularly those of developing young children and babies.
Take Garlic Oil to Maintain a Healthy Heart
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S., including among
those with diabetes who often eventually die from some form of
97 Percent of Men Survive Prostate Cancer Even Without Treatment
If none of the men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer were ever
treated, 97 percent of them would still survive the disease, according
to a study conducted by Swedish researchers and published in the Journal
of the National Cancer Institute.
Missing the Wrong Kidney? Surgery mix-Ups Remain Common in US Hospitals
Three patients walk into a bar after recovering from foot amputation
surgery due to diabetes.
Vitamins 'Linked' To Illness, But Never Drugs
The mainstream media has an interesting way of skewing facts and
manipulating language to make one thing sound like another.
History Thursday October 21, 2010
1797 - "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched
in Boston's harbor.
1805 - The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain. The
British defeated the French and Spanish fleet.
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
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.
1944 - During World War II, the German city of Aachen was captured by
1945 - Women in France were allowed to vote for the first time.
1950 - Chinese forces invaded Tibet.
1967 - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, DC, in
opposition to the Vietnam War.
1983 - The Pentagon reported that 2,000 Marines were headed to Grenada
to protect and evacuate Americans living there.
1986 - The U.S. ordered 55 Soviet diplomats to leave. The action was in
reaction to the Soviet Union expelling five American diplomats.
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.
1991 - Jesse Turner, an American hostage in Lebanon, was released after
nearly five years of being imprisoned.
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
2003 - The U.S. Senate voted to ban what was known as partial birth
2003 - North Korea rejected U.S. President George W. Bush's offer of a
written pledge not to attack in exchange for the communist nation
agreeing to end its nuclear weapons program.
IN MEMORY OF JOAN VEON by Devvy Kidd
Joan Veon passed away, October 18, 2010. America has lost one of its
most ardent freedom fighters and a true lady.
Health alert: Respiratory problems, neurological conditions and heart
disease on rise since 2001
Rising suicide rates, musculoskeletal injuries, traumatic brain injuries
and post-traumatic stress disorder are the signature medical maladies of
this war, and military officials have worked hard to tame them.
Monarch butterflies use medicinal plants to treat diseases in their
"We have shown that some species of milkweed, the larva's food plants,
can reduce parasite infection in the monarchs.
Thyroid cancer patients turned into walking dirty bombs after drinking
radioactive poison as cancer therapy
Cancer patients who receive radiation of their thyroid glands by being
given radioactive iodine are highly radioactive for up to a week
following their release from the hospital -- and they end up irradiating
not just hospital rooms but also other patients, friends and family
members. Radiation levels are so high in these people that they have set
off radiation alarms designed to detect terrorist threats, says a
10 infants dead in California whooping cough outbreak
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has claimed the 10th victim in
California, in what health officials are calling the worst outbreak in
All of the deaths occurred in infants under the age of 3 months.
U.S. Treasury Says Currencies to Be at Center of G-20 Talks
“The weapon of choice today is a competitive devaluation,” Nobel
Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said today in an interview on
Bloomberg Radio’s “The Hays Advantage” with Kathleen Hays. “Of course,
not everybody can weaken their currency relative to others.” “I think of
it as a negative beauty contest,” Stiglitz said of exchange rates.
U.S. Seeks G-20 Cooperation on Currencies, Pushes on Yuan
Group of 20 policy makers will try to resolve differences over
exchange-rate policies this weekend as U.S. officials continue to press
China to let the yuan appreciate faster. Comment: Wait until this
hits the pocketbooks of all the Wal-Mart shoppers! That will be fun to
College Girl Becomes Police Chief in Drug-Ravaged Town Because Nobody
Else Will Do It
20-year-old criminology student Marisol Valles became the bravest
college girl in North America when she stepped up to be police chief of
Guadalupe, Mexico's second-most violent city after Juarez. Nobody else
would accept the position.
Silver will go much higher - but take some profits for now
Silver's 'unrivalled' potential lies in the fact that it is both a
monetary and an industrial metal. Like gold, it seems destined to shine
for as long as central bankers continue to debase their currencies. But
it is also an industrial metal which is finding more and more uses each
Silver Exports From China Down 60% From Last Year
Less exports means higher returns for people who own silver.
The West's Pending Paper Money Implosion
The coming failure of the Chinese economy could wipe away the current
leadership and usher in a new form of government. Perhaps it will be a
democratic one or perhaps it will entail radical democratic socialism.
The Chinese protests at Tiananmen Square were actually socialist
protests. The demonstrators may have wanted more freedom, but it was
freedom that was to be used to demand a more extensive welfare state. So
China remains a damaged and conflicted society with a historically
authoritarian culture and little experience with sociopolitical freedom.
It is not the United States (or at least what the United States was).
New York Fed Wants Banks to Buy Back Bad Mortgages
To the long list of those picking fights with banks over bad mortgages,
add the Federal Reserve.
State Lawmakers Preparing Citizenship Legislation
The state senator in Arizona who wrote the nation's toughest law against
illegal immigrants said Tuesday he's collecting support across the
country from legislators to challenge automatic U.S. citizenship to the
children of illegal immigrants.
15 Cities With Huge Populations Living on Food Stamps
The number of Americans receiving food stamps rose to a record high of
41.8 million in July after a 20-month climb, according to data released
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this month.
Gates vs. Ballmer on Washington State Income Tax
The two heads of Microsoft are finding themselves on opposite sides of a
battle in Washington State over the imposition of a state income tax
that would apply to only upper-income earners.
Advisers Spooked By Fund's Sudden Nosedive
A glitch yesterday at NYSE Euronext's Arca stock market that caused
State Street Global Advisors Inc.'s SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) to drop 9.6%
has some advisers spooked.
Refusal to Undergo Full Body Scan Ignites Debate
A pilot for ExpressJet Airlines is in danger of losing his job for
refusing to go through a body scan at Memphis International Airport on
his way to work.
Task Force Probing Whether Banks Broke Federal Laws During Home Seizures
Federal investigators are exploring whether banks and other financial
firms broke U.S. law when using fraudulent court documents to foreclose
on people's homes, according to sources familiar with the effort.
Can the Government Require You to Eat Asparagus?
While hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of the new
health care law yesterday, a Virginia judge suggested that the legal
logic underlying the law’s individual mandate, which requires everyone
to purchase health insurance, could give the federal government
“boundless” power over U.S. citizens. From The Wall Street Journal’s
report on yesterday’s hearing:
Criminalizing Nature's Most Perfect Food: FDA's War on Private Food
In his latest book, The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging
Battle over Food Rights, David Gumpert details several cases of
malicious prosecution against the natural dairy industry, reporting the
myths, exaggerations and deceptions by authorities charged with
protecting the food supply.
Spending Review 2010: George Osborne Wields the Ax
The pension age will rise sooner than expected, some incapacity benefits
will be time limited and other money clawed back through changes to tax
credits and housing benefit.
Military Recruiters Told to Accept Gay Applicants
The Defense Department said Tuesday that it is accepting openly gay
recruits, but is warning applicants they might not be allowed to stick
around for long.
Violent Protests Have 'Weakened Unions' in Retirement Battle
French unions have been forced onto the back foot after clashes between
a small hard core of violent protesters and police, according to a
leading French labour expert.
Will the Federal Reserve's Ben Bernake Cause a Civil War?
Try the Federal Reserve. November 3rd is when the Federal Reserve's next
policy committee meeting ends, and if you thought this was just another
boring money meeting you would be wrong.
Worthy Proposes Jail for Parents Who Skip Kid's School Conferences
Detroit — Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is pushing for a law that
calls for jail time for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences, a
plan some call inspired and others consider the nanny state run amok.
Officials Hint Fed on the Verge of More Easing
A string of Federal Reserve officials on Tuesday indicated the central
bank will soon offer further monetary stimulus to the economy, with one
saying $100 billion a month in bond buys may be appropriate.
Coconut Nectar, Coconut Liquid Aminos, Coconut Vinegar and Coconut Flour
All Come From Coconut Trees
I really find a lot of joy in bringing you some of the most unique and
amazing natural food products from around the world, and this week I've
got something so unusual and delightful that you'll be amazed it even
Blueberries Halt Hardening of the Arteries
Atherosclerosis is a disease marked by plaque in the arteries. Made up
of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood,
plaque hardens overtime not unlike concrete -- and that narrows arteries
and limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.
Animal Microchips Linked to Causing Cancer
Many veterinarians recommend them, and most animal shelters require
them. Identification microchips injected into the necks of cats and dogs
are touted as useful in recovering lost pets because the devices store
owner and medical information.
Drinking Tea Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by One-Third
Drinking several cups of tea or coffee daily appears to cut your risk of
heart disease by more than one-third, Dutch researchers have found.
History Wednesday October 20, 2010
1774 - The new Continental Congress, the governing body of America’s
colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all citizens of the colonies
"discountenance and discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming,
cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive
diversions and entertainment."
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.
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.
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
1944 - Allied forces invaded the Philippines.
1944 - During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and
Dubrovnik were liberated.
1952 - The Mau Mau uprising against white settlers began in Kenya.
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.
2009 - European astronomers discover 32 'exoplanets'
JOAN VEON HAS PASSED AWAY
On October 18, 2010, with her husband Rod holding her hand, Joan
answered her Master’s call and slipped quietly away to be with her Lord
and Savior after a courageous three year battle with breast cancer. She
was 61 years old. Joan founded The Women's International Media Group, a
non-profit organization, in 1998 to share her vast knowledge and
understanding of world government. In addition Joan also wrote a monthly
newsletter, produced many DVDs on global topics, appeared as a regular
guest speaker on hundreds of radio talk shows and was invited to be a
keynote speaker for various meetings around the world. Most recently
Joan wrote articles for newswithviews.net. Joan was a giant warrior and
Gunman sought in Pentagon shooting
Authorities searched Tuesday for a gunman who fired shots at the
Pentagon in the early morning, possibly using a high-powered rifle. No
one was injured.
Federal and local authorities spent the morning searching for evidence,
closing adjacent Interstate 395 briefly and combing through grassy
areas. The FBI also was examining bullet fragments lodged in the
Shooting at Tennessee post office leaves 2 employees dead
There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of whoever fatally shot two female postal workers Monday
morning in a western Tennessee post office, federal postal authorities
Military to accept openly gay recruits
Openly gay recruits can now join the military as a result of a federal
court ruling striking down the "don't ask, don't tell" law, but they are
being warned that they can still be discharged if the ruling is
sheriff says no to enforcing foreclosures
The sheriff for Cook County, Illinois, which includes the city of
Chicago, said on Tuesday he will not enforce foreclosure evictions for
Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase and Co. and GMAC Mortgage/Ally
Financial until they prove those foreclosures were handled "properly and
Jumbo jet's low fly-by over San Francisco during air show slammed for
being too much like 9/11 attack on New York
An air show stunt in San Francisco - which saw a jumbo jet fly low over
the city - has drawn criticism from people who said it was too
reminiscent of the September 11 attack on New York. The low fly-by at
the weekend was part of the Fleet Week 2010 airshow, which features
aerial displays by military aircraft.
UN Biodiversity Conference Begins With Call to Action
Delegates from the United Nations (UN) met to discuss ways to protect
plant and animal life as a 12-day international conference on
biodiversity kicked off Monday in Nagoya, Japan.
Top Australian union official says 9/11 an inside job - published in
today's Daily Telegraph
Kevin Bracken, who is also the secretary of the Maritime Union of
Australia, sparked a flood of angry calls after calling into ABC
talk-back host Jon Faine's program this morning. "I believe the official
story is a conspiracy theory that doesn't stand up to scientific
scrutiny," Mr Bracken said.
Wall Street Is the New Tax Collector? Governments Relinquish Taxation
Powers to Big Banks
Wall Street titans have found a new way to screw over the poor and
middle class -- as surrogate tax collectors.
Report Shows Drone Strikes Based On Scant Evidence
New information on the Central Intelligence Agency’s campaign of drone
strikes in northwest Pakistan directly contradicts the image the Barack
Obama administration and the CIA have sought to establish in the news
media of a program based on highly accurate targeting that is effective
in disrupting al-Qaeda’s terrorist plots against the United States.
Fed Extends a Helping Hand to Hilton Hotels and Takes Over Malls Across
If you think residential real estate is having problems, you should
shift your gaze to the mammoth issues confronting commercial real
'Foreclosure Mill' Gave Employees Jewelry, Cars, Houses to Forge
According to sworn statements released by the Florida Attorney General's
office, one of the state's "foreclosure mills" bribed employees with
jewelry, cars and houses to forge and alter documents required by courts
conducting foreclosure proceedings.
Officials Push to Bolster Law on Wiretapping
Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in
compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal
law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their
networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say.
Lie of the Month: Geithner Says He Will Not Engage in Devaluing the
Given all the problems with foreclosures, it might seem hard to pick a
winner for the lie of the month contest. However, fraud and lies are not
the same thing, but even if they were, Geithner is up to the task.
And So It Begins...(Countrywide Breach of PSA)
Today, the holders of over 25% of the Voting Rights in more than $47
billion of Countrywide-issued RMBS sent a Notice of Non-Performance
(Notice) to Countrywide Home Loan Servicing, as Master Servicer
("Countrywide Servicing"), and to Bank of New York, as Trustee,
identifying specific covenants in 115 Pooling and Servicing Agreements (PSAs)
that the Holders allege Countrywide Servicing has failed to perform.
Bank of America Resumes Foreclosures in 23 States
Bank of America reviewed 102,000 foreclosures in the 23 states where a
court must sign off on the proceedings, and it is now restarting the
process on those cases, the company said Monday.
Street Is The New Tax Collector?
Nearly a dozen major banks and hedge funds, anticipating quick profits
from homeowners who fall behind on property taxes, are quietly plowing
hundreds of millions of dollars into businesses that collect the debts,
tack on escalating fees and threaten to foreclose on the homes of those
who fail to pay
Firms Fined Over Hazardous Waste
A pharmaceutical company and one of its contractors have been fined
€40,000 each at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on charges relating to
their waste management practices.
Chilean Miners: World Exclusive First Interview with Mario Sepulveda
He is the undisputed star of the Chilean mine rescue.
Big Tax Ruckus for Small Business
In the big tax fights of this year, the coming changes to who must get
1099 forms would hardly seem to rate.
Hunger and Starvation to Visit Humanity
Do you believe that you will always be able to buy inexpensive food at
How to Opt Out of the TSA's Naked Body Scanners At the Airport
I encountered my first airport naked body scanner while flying out of
California today, and of course I decided to "opt out" of the scan.
Chocolate Compounds Fight High Cholesterol
Chocolate has received a lot of attention for being a treasure trove of
Is Asthma Just a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency?
Low vitamin D levels may make asthmatic children significantly more
likely to suffer from severe attacks, according to a study conducted by
researchers from Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of
Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
Flame Retardants Alter Thyroid Hormone in Pregnant Women
Ubiquitous flame retardant chemicals appear to alter levels of thyroid
hormones in the bodies of pregnant women, with potentially severe
consequences for their infants, according to a study conducted by
researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and published in
the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Many Plastic Products Contain Other Harmful Toxins Besides BPA
Much of the concern surrounding plastic products these days is centered
around bisphenol-A (BPA), a plastics chemical that numerous studies have
found disrupts proper hormonal function and interferes with proper
sexual development, among other things.
History Tuesday October 19, 2010
1765 - In the U.S., The Stamp Act Congress met and drew up a declaration
of rights and liberties.
1781 - British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to U.S.
General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. It was to be the last
major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte's French forces began their retreat out of
Russia after a month of chasing the retreating Russian army.
1915 - The U.S. recognized General Venustiano Carranza as the president
of Mexico. The U.S. imposed embargo to all parts of Mexico except where
Carranza was in control.
1933 - Basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by the Berlin
1937 - "Woman's Day" was published for the first time.
1943 - The Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers began in Russia during
World War II. Delegates from the U.S.S.R., Great Britain, the U.S., and
China met to discuss war aims and cooperation between the nations.
1950 - The United Nations forces entered the North Korean capital of
1951 - U.S. President Truman singed an act officially ending the state
of war with Germany.
1960 - The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba covering
all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products.
1969 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War
protesters "an effete corps of impudent snobs."
1977 - The Concorde made its first landing in New York City.
1983 - The U.S. Senate approved a bill establishing a national holiday
in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
1984 - Four U.S. employees of the CIA were killed in El Salvador when
their plane crashed.
1987 - The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 508 points. It was the
worst one-day percentage decline, 22.6%, in history.
1989 - The U.S. Senate rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that
barred the desecration of the American flag.
1998 - In Washington, DC, Microsoft went on trial to defend against an
1998 - Fires in Nigeria swept through villages killing 500 people.
2001 - Two U.S. Army Rangers were killed in a helicopter crash in
Pakistan. The deaths were the first American deaths of the military
campaign in Afghanistan.
2001 - It was reported that a New Jersey postal worker and a New York
Post employee had tested positive for skin anthrax.
2006 - The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day at 12,011.73. It
was the first close above 12,000.
Pharmacist denies inhaler to woman having asthma attack for being a
dollar and change short
A New Jersey woman suffering a severe asthma attack was recently denied
an inhaler at her local CVS pharmacy because she was a little short on
cash. According to a recent report at Fox 5 in New York, the pharmacist
at the CVS in Garwood, N.J., left Katherine O'Connor to suffer on the
ground because her boyfriend Jack only had a $20 bill, which was a
dollar and some change short of covering the total cost of the inhaler.
France to Run Out of Fuel in Days as Strikes Escalates
Petrol pumps could run dry in France by Wednesday, experts warned
yesterday, as the stand-off over pension reforms reached crisis point.
Paris airport fuel is running out amid pension protests
The battle between Nicolas Sarkozy and leftwing protesters over pension
reform intensified today as the government admitted that the country's
biggest airport might only have enough fuel to last until Monday night.
New documents uncovered by Judicial Watch show Pelosi took 85 trips on
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of her family and staff
took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and
June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.
Soldier Says He Was Told to Delete Ft. Hood Video
A soldier who recorded last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood using
his cellphone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a
military court heard Friday.
Crystal Cathedral megachurch files for bankruptcy
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Crystal Cathedral, the megachurch birthplace of
the televangelist show "Hour of Power," filed for bankruptcy Monday in
Southern California after struggling to emerge from debt that exceeds
The Financial Tsnuami Second Wave is on the Way
Raed some of the warning signs that motivate BigMoney.
Another ‘Mike Tawse Original’ Thought For The Day
Knowledge Is An Empty Vessel - All the knowledge in the world is nothing
but an empty vessel, until it is filled with understanding and set upon
the course of experience.
NATO official: Bin Laden living comfortably in Pakistan
Osama bin Laden is living comfortably in northwest Pakistan, protected
by local tribespeople and some members of the country's intelligence
service, a NATO official has told CNN. The news undercuts the U.S.
government's depiction of the al-Qaida leader as on the run, one terror
expert tells The Upshot.
Proves Aspartame Lung And Liver Cancer
While the new study is breaking, the history of aspartame being a
carcinogen has always been known. Aspartame was known to cause cancer
from the beginning.
How an ExpressJet Pilot Refused A Full Body Scan And Now May Lose His
A pilot for ExpressJet Airlines refused to submit to a full-body scan in
Memphis on Saturday, saying the technology amounts to "virtual strip
searching." Detained by airport security, he now may lose his job. Read
Doc Who 'Inspired' Torture Program Gets $31 Million Army Contract
A psychologist whose research was used in constructing the US's program
to torture terrorism suspects has been granted a $31-million no-bid Army
contract to provide "resilience training" to US soldiers.
Obama Backs Boosting Revenue for Social Security
Obama told a televised youth town hall event that he thought the best
approach was to increase the amount of income subject to Social Security
taxes above the current cap set around $106,000, but he did not rule
French Minister: Saudis Warn of New Terror Threat
Saudi intelligence services have warned of a new terror threat from al-Qaida
against Europe, particularly in France, Interior Minister Brice
Hortefeux said Sunday.
Foreclosure Counterattack - Propaganda, Pseudo-Legality, and Thuggery
As Foreclosuregate, the legal crisis, looms ever larger and becomes a
major political issue, the banks and government have scrambled to mount
a counteroffensive against the consequences of their crimes.
Clinton: US Working to Ending Mexico Drug Violence
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated her support Friday
for ending Mexico's drug violence, saying it was in the United States'
interest to crack down on drug cartels that have begun behaving more
like terrorists and insurgent groups.
M2 Update: 14th Consecutive Weekly Increase Even As Main Street
Accelerates Cash Withdrawal From Banks
The only thing mirroring the relentless outflow from stocks these days
(now in their 23rd week) is the increase in the M2 money supply: the
week ending October 4th was the 14th consecutive weekly increase in the
broadest money aggregate compiled by the Fed which hit $8,752.4 billion,
an increase of $20 billion from the $8,732.8 billion the week before.
Feds Confirm Mumbai Plotter Trained With Terrorists While Working for
Federal officials acknowledged Saturday that David Coleman Headley, the
U.S. businessman who confessed to being a terrorist scout in the 2008
Mumbai attacks, was working as a DEA informant while he was training
with terrorists in Pakistan.
Federal Agents Urged to 'Friend' People on Social Networks, Memo Reveals
A privacy watchdog has uncovered a government memo that encourages
federal agents to befriend people on a variety of social networks, to
take advantage of their readiness to share -- and to spy on them.
The Fed's New Bubble (Masquerading as a Jobs Program)
The latest jobs bill coming out of Washington isn't really a bill at
all. It's the Fed's attempt to keep long-term interest rates low by
pumping even more money into the economy ("quantitative easing" in
The Mortgage Morass
American officials used to lecture other countries about their economic
failings and tell them that they needed to emulate the U.S. model.
Poverty In Suburbs Increasing Rapidly During Economic Downturn
The American suburb is no longer a refuge from poverty in cities.
IMF Sets Central Bank Meeting in Shanghai Monday
The International Monetary Fund on Friday said it will hold a high-level
conference of central bank governors in Shanghai next week to discuss
ways to address the global financial crisis.
Obama On GOP: 'The Empire is Striking Back'
President Obama, with a coarse voice, warned a crowd in Ohio: "They're
fighting back. The empire is striking back.
Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying
Many of the most popular applications, or "apps," on the
social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying
information—in effect, providing access to people's names and, in some
cases, their friends' names—to dozens of advertising and Internet
tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.
Outrages to Remember Before Voting November 2
Before voting for any Democrat on November 2, voters who really care
about the future of America need to reflect on the old adage which holds
that, “Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.”
Chinese Firms Helping Iran Develop Nuclear Weapons
The United States has asked Beijing to do more to stop Chinese companies
from providing assistance and expertise to Iran's efforts to develop
nuclear weapons and more powerful missiles, The Washington Post reported
N Korea Threatens '1,000-Fold' Increase in Weapons
-- North Korea's media on Saturday threatened "1,000-fold" military
buildup as the United States ruled out lifting sanctions to try to coax
Pyongyang into resuming talks aimed at its nuclear weapons programs.
Vote NO for Congress - Why Congress Has Failed the People on Health
Care, Debt and Freedom
Ah, election season is upon us again, and the nation -- ever in dire
need of some new disorder to treat with drugs -- is suffering from
electile dysfunction. Nobody seems to know which political party or
congressional candidates might lead us out of the national mess we're in
today, with debt spiraling out of control and health care reform only
leading (so far) to huge rate increases in health insurance premiums.
Plant, Herb Compound Prevents Brain Inflammation
Age-related brain illnesses like Alzheimer's disease are devastating,
but there are many ways in which individuals can help thwart their
Amino Acids in Watermelon Lower Blood Pressure
Watermelon is a classic summertime favorite packed with vitamins,
minerals, fiber, and many other nutrients. And a new study out of
Florida State University (FSU) has pinpointed a few specific amino acids
present in watermelon that help improve arterial function and lower
Pfizer Ends Trial After Widespread Overdosing of Children With Psych
Drug giant Pfizer has canceled a scheduled clinical trial of its
antipsychotic drug Geodon after the FDA accused it of subjecting child
participants in a prior study to "widespread overdosing."
It's True: Airport Scanners Could Give You Cancer
The new, full-body security scanners being introduced at airports pose a
greater skin cancer risk than governments have previously acknowledged
and are especially dangerous to children and pregnant women, a new study
Raising Soda Prices Reduces Consumption Better Than Educating the Public
Raising soda prices appears to reduce consumption significantly, but
nutrition education campaigns have little impact, according to a study
conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and
published in the American Journal of Public Health.
History Monday October 18, 2010
1767 - The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon. It was the boundary between
Maryland and Pennsylvania.
1842 - Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable.
1867 - The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The land
was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars (2 cents per acre).
1873 - The first rules for intercollegiate football were drawn up by
representatives from Rutgers, Yale, Columbia and Princeton Universities.
1892 - The first long-distance telephone line between Chicago, IL, and
New York City, NY, was opened.
1898 - The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico only one year after
the Caribbean nation won its independence from Spain.
1929 - The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled that
women were to be considered as persons in Canada.
1931 - Inventor Thomas Alva Edison died at the age of 84.
1944 - Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Soviets during World War II.
1969 - The U.S. government banned artificial sweeteners due to evidence
that they caused cancer.
1970 - Quebec's minister of labor was found strangled to death after
eight days of being held captive by the Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ).
1971 - After 34 years, the final issue of "Look" magazine was published.
1977 - A German special forces team stormed a hijacked Lufthansa
airliner and killed all four hijackers and freed 86 hostages. The
Palestinian hijackers had demanded the release of members of the Red
1983 - General Motors agreed to hire more women and minorities for five
years as part of a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity
1989 - The space shuttle Atlantis was launched on a mission that
included the deployment of the Galileo space probe.
1990 - Iraq made an offer to the world that it would sell oil for $21 a
barrel. The price level was the same as it had been before the invasion
1997 - A monument honoring U.S. servicewomen, past and present, was
dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery.
2001 - In New York, four defendants were convicted for the 1998 bombings
of two U.S. embassies in Africa.
2001 - It was announced that a New Jersey letter carrier and an employee
in the office of CBS news anchorman Dan Rather's office had tested
positive for skin anthrax.
Foreclosure Fraud: 'Systemic, Industrywide, Pervasive
A strong article in the Washington Post makes it so clear that even a
CNN anchor can understand it: A huge portion of the Fraudclosure mess
was by design.
CNBC Predicts Congress Will Retroactively Legalize Foreclosure Fraud
Congress will pass a bill to "forgive" banks the potentially criminal
errors made in foreclosure proceedings, a senior CNBC editor predicts.
Enormous Ring is Developing on the Sun
Sunspot 1112, located in the southeast quadrant, has been the source of
a giant filament that is currently stretching 400,000 km across the
surface of the Sun.
Do Your Pets Have Spiritual Experiences?
Most people recognize that human beings are capable of having spiritual
experiences, but do animals share the same ability?
Why McDonald's Happy Meal hamburgers won't decompose - the real story
behind the story
The truth is many processed foods don't decompose and won't be eaten by
molds, insects or even rodents. Try leaving a tub of margarine outside
in your yard and see if anything bothers to eat it.
View the Bionic Burger video from 2007
World's Most Considerate Computer Thief Backs Up Victim's Data, Mails It
When a professor at Sweden's Umea University had his computer stolen, he
was devastated by the loss of his data more than anything. But a week
after the theft, he got a package in the mail: A USB drive. The thief
had backed up his data and mailed it to him.
Consensus: MSG, GMO's, and Aspartame are Good for Your Health
As human beings, we’re the only species stupid enough to actually poison
ourselves. As part of modern living, we create a wide variety of
chemical toxins that go into the ecosystem through rivers and streams,
the air, the soil and so on.
German Chancellor Proclaims If You Don't Speak German, Get Out!
"Anyone who does not immediately speak German is not welcome…" ~
Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany.
North Korea Bangs War Drum, Prepares for Attack on South Korea
A possible showdown is coming between the million man army of North
Korea and the joint US-South Korean forces.
Report Finds Increased Solar Activity May Cool Earth
Recent work is calling into question the obvious assumption that
increased visible activity on the sun is associated with an increase in
DHS Memo: Assassins Headed to Arizona With Orders to Kill
A recently leaked memo from the Department of Homeland Security alerts
law enforcement agencies that assassins are being hired by drug cartels
in an effort to improve drug trafficking through Arizona.
1-Two Fed Officials Favor Aggressive Easing Options
Two top Federal Reserve officials argued for further aggressive action
by the central bank, with one saying the economy needs "much more" help
and the other pointing to Japan's painful lessons.
What the Numbers Say About Progress in Afghanistan
American support for the war in Afghanistan has never been lower,
according to the latest CNN polling. The low numbers just the latest
figure in the complex math being calculated to determine how the US
should proceed in the ten year war.
Here's That Devastating Report on Bank of America That Everyone Is
Earlier, we wrote about Felix Salmon's contention that there's a new
mortgage fraud scandal that has the potential to dwarf Goldman's ABACUS
dealings. In this fraud scenario, banks took advantage of their
information advantage and sold CDOs with mortgages they knew to be bad
without clear representation to investors.
CYBERCOM to go Operational This Month
The new US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is reportedly ready to go fully
operational this month, in coordination with NATO, to create a global
cyber warfare system that will involve all major branches of the US
armed forces, according to ISAIntel.
Malaysia To Use Lab
Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue
Malaysia could be the first country in Asia to use genetically modified
mosquitoes to battle a rise in dengue fever, government authorities said
Dollar Declines for Fifth Week on Prospects of More Monetary Easing by
The dollar fell for a fifth week against the euro, matching a losing
streak that ended in December 2008, as traders speculated the Federal
Reserve will further ease monetary policy, debasing the greenback.
US Backs Off In Currency Dispute With China
The Treasury Department delayed a much-anticipated decision on whether
to label China as a currency manipulator until after the U.S.
congressional elections on November 2 and a Group of 20 leaders summit
in South Korea on November 11.
Bernake Sets Up For Easing Amid Currency Worries
Brazil will unveil measures next week to try to rein in its rising
currency which is close to a two-year high against the dollar, and
Colombia took new steps to contain the rise of its peso.
Warning: Do Not Eat Plant Fertilizer
It provides hallucinogenic feelings of euphoria similar to cocaine,
methamphetamines and ecstasy, and has become a popular new recreational
drug on the party scene because it is not technically illegal.
FDA Attacking Chelation Therapy for Autism
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning
letters to a handful of companies selling chelation therapy products
that help to treat serious conditions like autism, Parkinson's, and
Ben & Jerry's Dropping 'All Natural' Label
Specialty ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has decided to drop the "All
Natural" label from its entire line of ice cream products after pressure
from consumer groups and the public about the company's use of unnatural
Fascinating Research Says the Objects You Touch and Feel Directly Impact
Your Perceptions of Others
Our impressions of people and our reactions to situations are affected
in surprising ways by our sense of touch, researchers at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard and Yale have
CVS Pleads Guilty to Selling Methamphetamine Ingredient to Criminals
Popular over-the-counter cough and cold medicines like Sudafed and
Suphedrin are a key ingredient used in the production of illegal
Mammograms Produce More False Positives Than Legitimate Tumor Detections
In Young Women
Mammograms deliver overwhelmingly more false positive results than true
positives in women under the age of 40, according to a new study
conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Too Much TV, Computer Can Ruin Your Child's Mental Health
Parents who allow their kids to watch their favorite shows and play
their favorite video games every day may be damaging their mental
History Friday October 15, 2010
1860 - Grace Bedell, 11 years old, wrote a letter to presidential
candidate Abraham Lincoln. The letter stated that Lincoln would look
better if he would grow a beard.
1883 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Civil Rights Act
of 1875. It allowed for individuals and corporations to discriminate
based on race.
1892 - The U.S. government announced that the land in the western
Montana was open to settlers. The 1.8 million acres were bought from the
Crow Indians for 50 cents per acre.
1914 - The Clayton Antitrust Act was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1917 - Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad. Hari was a Dutch
dancer that had spied for Germany.
1931 - "Cat and the Fiddle" opened in New York for the first of 395
1937 - "To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway was published for the
1939 - New York Municipal Airport was dedicated. The name was later
changed to La Guardia Airport.
1945 - Pierre Laval, the former premier of Vichy France, was executed
1946 - Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo,
poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.
1951 - "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS-TV.
1953 - "Teahouse of the August Moon" opened on Broadway. It ran for
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis began. It was on this day that U.S.
intelligence personnel analyzing data discovered Soviet medium-range
missle sites in Cuba. On October 22 U.S.
President John F. Kennedy announced that he had ordred the naval
"quarantine" of Cuba.
1964 - It was announced that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had been
removed from power. He was replaced with Alexei N. Kosygin.
1966 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill creating the
Department of Transportation.
1973 - "Tomorrow" debuted on NBC-TV.
1983 - U.S. Marines killed five snipers who had pinned them down in
Beirut International Airport.
1989 - South African officials released eight prominent political
1989 - Wayne Gretzky, while playing for the Los Angeles Kings, surpassed
Gordie Howe's NHL scoring record of 1,850 career points.
1993 - U.S. President Clinton sent warships to enforce trade sanctions
that had been imposed on Haitian military rulers.
1993 - South Africa's President F.W. de Klerk and African National
Congress President Nelson Mandela were named winners of the Nobel Peace
Prize for their efforts to end the
apartheid system in South Africa.
1997 - British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green broke the land-speed
record by driving a jet-powered car faster than the speed of sound.
1997 - The Cassini-Huygens mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL.
On January 14, 2005, a probe sent back pictures of Saturn's moon Titan
during and after landing.
1998 - Typhoon Zeb killed 24 people and drove 100,000 more from their
homes when it hit the Philippines.
1998 - The U.N. condemned the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba for the
seventh year in a row.
1998 - James Woods received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2001 - NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed within 112 miles of Jupiter's
The latest companies hit by FDA
Woman stabs classmate during anger management class
Maradiaga stabbed the woman twice in the right shoulder and once in her
left arm and threatened to “kill you and your family” before the teacher
took her out of the classroom, according to court documents.
Judge lets states' healthcare suit go forward
U.S. states can proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn President
Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law, a Florida judge ruled
Thursday. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson had said at a hearing last
month that he would block efforts by the Justice Department to dismiss
the lawsuit, led by Florida and 19 other states. "In this order, I have
not attempted to determine whether the line between constitutional and
extraconstitutional government has been crossed," Vinson, of the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Florida, wrote in his
ruling. "I am only saying that ... the plaintiffs have at least stated a
plausible claim that the line has been crossed," Vinson said..
Mystery Shiny Objects Floating Over Manhattan
A mysterious shiny object floating high over Manhattan's West Side set
off a flurry of reports and wild speculation Wednesday that a UFO was
flying over the city.
Wall of Worry Redux: 24 Statistics Confirming America's Decline
Three months ago we presented the Coto Report's 50 ugliest facts about
the US economy.
Health Care Hikes Continue As The Economy Apparently Improves
As we discussed in August and later in September, the enormity of the
Health Care debacle is finally being realized by the Insurance
Record Repossessions Reported in September
Foreclosure filings were reported on 347,420 U.S. properties in
September, an increase of nearly 3 percent from the previous month and
an increase of 1 percent from September 2009.
Real Economic Numbers Show Great Depression
Because the US economy is visibly underperforming it is natural to
question just what we know or think we know.
US Presses Mortgage Lenders to Fix Documents, But Foreclosures Can
Federal regulators sought Wednesday to prevent the growing furor over
improper foreclosures from escalating, pressing mortgage lenders to
replace flawed and fraudulent court documents while insisting that
foreclosures continue apace.
Brigade Linked to Afghan Civilian Deaths Had Aggressive, Divergent War
When the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade arrived in Afghanistan, its leader,
Col. Harry D. Tunnell IV, openly sneered at the U.S. military's
They're All Out: 33 Miners Raised Safely in Chile
The longest underground nightmare in history ended safely -- and faster
than anyone expected.
Mind Control & 'Full Spectrum Dominance'
Most of us have heard the military’s term “full spectrum dominance.”
Destruction of Largest Wyoming Wild Horse Herd Underway Despite Public
Rock Springs, WY (October 12, 2010)—Amid nationwide protests, today 122
more healthy wild horses were rounded up by helicopter in the Adobe
Town/Salt Wells Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex.
Walmart Rolls Back Rollbacks: Food Prices At Two-Year High
Walmart has rolled back its rollbacks. Earlier this year, the retailer
tried to spark sluggish U.S. sales by lowering its prices — already
bargains — even further.
Fed Mulls Raising Inflation Expectations to Boost Economy
Federal Reserve policy makers may want Americans to expect inflation to
accelerate in the future so they spend more of their money now.
Will 50 State AG's Create a 'Total War' in the Housing Market?
Earlier we mentioned that 49 state AGs had signed on to do a joint
investigation into foreclosure-gate.
Dollar Tanks, Stocks Drop as Bernake Speech Looms
European and U.S. stock markets mostly fell Thursday as investors
awaited a speech from the Federal Reserve chairman that is expected to
give more clarity on what the central bank is planning to do to prop up
the ailing U.S. economy.
Middle Classes Hit Again With Tax Raid on Pensions
The amount that people can pay into their pension pot every year and
still receive tax breaks is to be capped at less than a fifth of its
Machines of War: Blackwater, Monsanto, and Bill Gates
A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (Blackwater's Black Ops,
9/15/2010) revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world,
Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services
was sold to the multinational Monsanto.
Family Branches Tie Obama, Palin, Limbaugh
The family tree for U.S. President Obama shows he's related -- distantly
-- to two of his harshest critics, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh,
Applications for Jobless Benefits Rise to 462K
More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first rise
in three weeks and evidence that companies are reluctant to hire in a
Earthworm Salad Served at Kremlin Dinner for President Wulff
The incident came to light after a Russian regional governor, evidently
finding the matter hilarious, wrote a Twitter entry about the worm and
linked to a photo. The governor, Dmitri Zelenin, has been branded an
“imbecile” and could now lose his job, The Moscow Times reported.
Dollar Hits Fresh 15-Year Low Against Yen
The dollar fell to a fresh 15-year-low against the yen in Tokyo on
Thursday amid growing speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will
ease monetary policy next month.
Uncovered by Judicial Watch Show Pelosi Took 85 Trips on Military
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of her family and staff
took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and
June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.
Regence Blue Shield Customers Notified of Skyrocketing Rates
Ralph Nilssen's five beautiful kids are about to get more expensive.
Regence Blue Shield sent him a letter saying rates are going up - way
Food Crisis Fears Grow as Corn Prices Surge
Corn prices hit a two-year high on Monday, jumping more than 8 per cent,
as traders scrambled to buy after the US Department of Agriculture
warned last week of “dramatically” lower supplies because of bad
Military Alerts as Ahmadinejad, Nasrallah Call for Isreals Destruction
Towards the end of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad first day in
Lebanon Wednesday Oct. 13, a high alert was declared in the Israeli,
Syrian, Lebanese armies, the Hizballah militia and the UN peacekeeping
Investigator's Decapitation 'Message to White House'
The decapitation of the lead Mexican investigator in the alleged murder
of a jet-skier on a border lake is a sharp retort to President Obama's
administration, a Texas congressman said.
GM Corn is Destroying US Rivers
New research reveals that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are
destroying both human health and the environment.
Treat Tinnitus With Pine Bark
A new study out of Chieti-Pescara University in Italy has found that
extract from the bark of French maritime pine trees is effective at
treating tinnitus, a hearing condition that can cause severe ringing,
hissing, and rushing noises.
Blaming Bad Genes for Breast Cancer is a Medical Myth
It is common to hear both medical professionals and the population at
large talk about certain diseases as if they are inherited from the
Cholesterol Levels controlled by the Brain, Not Merely Diet, Researchers
Cholesterol levels are not just affected by what you eat, but also by a
hunger-regulating hormone released by the brain, according to a study
conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati and published
in the journal Nature Neruoscience.
Sugared-Up Chocolate Milk Now Sold as 'Infant Formula' by Mead Johnson
A new sugared toddler formula is drawing fire from parents and
nutritionists who warn that it may prevent children from developing
healthy eating habits.
History Thursday October 14, 2010
1879 - Thomas Edison signed an agreement with Jose D. Husbands for the
sale of Edison telephones in Chile.
1887 - Thomas Edison and George E. Gouraud reached an agreement for the
international marketing rights for the phonograph.
1912 - Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee, WI.
Roosevelt's wound in the chest was not serious and he continued with his
planned speech. William Schrenk was captured at the scene of the
1922 - Lieutenant Lester James Maitland set a new airplane speed record
when he reached a speed of 216.1 miles-per-hour.
1926 - The book "Winnie-the-Pooh," by A.A. Milne, made its debut.
1933 - Nazi Germany announced that it was withdrawing from the League of
1936 - The first SSB (Social Security Board) office opened in Austin,
TX. From this point, the Board's local office took over the assigning of
Social Security Numbers.
1944 - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than
face execution after being accused of conspiring against Adolf Hitler
and the execution that would follow.
1944 - During World War II, the Second British Parachute Brigade
liberated the city of Athens.
1947 - Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, pilot Chuck Yeager
flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break the
1960 - U.S. presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first suggested the
idea of a Peace Corps.
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis began when U.S. reconnaissance aircrafts
photographed Soviet construction of intermediate-range missile sites in
1964 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for
his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. He was the
youngest person to receive the award.
1968 - The first live telecast to come from a manned U.S. spacecraft was
transmitted from Apollo 7.
1970 - Anwar el-Sadat became president of Egypt following the death of
1979 - The first national homosexual rights march took place in
Washington, DC, involving over 100,000 people.
1987 - Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned well in
Midland, TX. The rescue took 58 hours.
1998 - The FBI charged Eric Robert Rudolph with 6 bombings including the
1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta. Rudolph was not in custody at the time
the charges were filed.
2002 - Britain stripped power from the Catholic and Protestant
politicians of Northern Ireland. Britain resumed sole responsibility for
running Northern Ireland.
Darpa Wants to Track Troops’ Food 24/7
Troops overindulging at the chow hall’s ice cream bar might not be able
to conceal dietary lapses from their higher ups for much longer. The
Pentagon’s looking to keep tabs on troop nutrition 24/7 , using
“non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques” to track a series of
nutritional indicators on an ongoing basis.
Finance industry hired hair stylists, Walmart workers to approve
In an effort to rush through thousands of home foreclosures since 2007,
financial institutions and their mortgage servicing departments hired
hair stylists, Walmart floor workers and people who had worked on
assembly lines and installed them in "foreclosure expert" jobs with no
formal training, a Florida lawyer says.
Missouri Family Farm Ordered to Destroy 50,000 Pounds of Cheese
Morningland Dairy is the latest attempt by the FDA to fulfill the
Healthy People 2020 objective to kill raw dairy. In the thirty years of
Morningland Dairy operations NO ONE has become ill from consuming their
products. Yet they have been ordered by the Missouri Milk Board to
destroy ALL of their cheese without actual tests being performed on the
cheese stock. This is nearly 50,000 pounds of cheese, or approximately
NOTE: Friends of Morningland have put up a website,
Party. They are asking supporters to sponsor a cheese to help
the family out financially. For as little as $5 you can tell the FDA and
their minions that you are smart enough to decide what you want to eat
and don’t need their permission or “help” to figure out what is “good
for us”. This battle must be won.
The American Housing Market Is Headed for Total Destruction
The issue with the recent robo-signing scandal is that clear title could
disappear in the American mortgage market.
Does Terrorism Law Apply to Wife Attack?
The Supreme Court will decide whether an anti-terrorism law should have
been used to prosecute a jealous woman who tried to harm her husband's
mistress with deadly chemicals.
Attorneys General in 50 States Join Foreclosure Probe
Top legal officers of all 50 states opened a joint investigation into
home foreclosures, saying they will seek an immediate halt to any
improper practices at banks and mortgage companies.
Gold Surges to Fresh Record Spot of $1,36765 on Report China to Put More
Reserves Into Gold
And so gold takes off, as the CRB index passes 300, with America
blissfully unaware $100 oil and 20% U-6 unemployment is next, leading to
a total collapse in the economy.
Here Is Your Chance to Check If You Are The Victim of Mortgage Fraud
Wondering if you are one of those suckers paying a mortgage in limbo,
with all the payments due to some non-existent mortgage note holder
getting retained at the servicer banks? Well, if you can spare 3 minutes
then "Where's the Note" is for you.
Gold Surges After Japan Says It Is Considering New QE and Geithner
Guarantees Currency Wars
A quick look at gold price action demonstrates that someone somewhere is
actively debasing currencies.
Obama Administration Lifts Deep-Water Drilling Moratorium
The Obama administration is lifting the moratorium on deep-water oil
drilling -- put in place after the Gulf oil spill disaster -- for
operators who comply with tough new rules and regulations, Interior
Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday.
Justices Weigh Lawsuits Over Vaccine Side Effects
The Supreme Court is trying to sort out whether drug companies can be
sued for claims of serious side effects from childhood vaccines without
driving vaccine makers from the market and risking a public health
Zardari Believed 'US Was Behind Taliban Attacks in Pak' to Gain Access
to Its Nukes
Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US envoy to Afghanistan, once brushed off
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's claim, that the US was "arranging"
the (suicide) attacks by Pakistani Taliban inside his country, as
'madness', and was of the view that both Zardari and Afghan President
Hamid Karzai, who believed in this US conspiracy theory, were
MERS and What Role Does It Have in the Foreclosure Mess?
You've heard the name Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems or "MERS"
mentioned in relation to the foreclosure problems in the residential
real estate market.
Tim Langowski was working for Lane Construction at Arlington National
Cemetery clearing away brush and debris with a bulldozer when he found
something odd. Read More...
Debt Market Strips US of Triple-A Rating
U.S. sovereign debt was the third-worst performer in a closely watched
derivatives market during the third quarter, CMA said Tuesday in its
quarterly review of global sovereign credit risk.
Wall Street Begins to Fear Nightmare Foreclosure-Gate Scenario Where All
Of Housing Finance is Wrecked
A great report from Diana Olick at CNBC titled: Foreclosure Fraud: It's
Worse Than You Think.
Terminal Cancer Patients Routinely Exploited By High-Profit Screening
Scams Even as Death Approaches
Want to know the disturbing truth about the greed-driven cancer
CDC Analysis Shows Americans are Loaded With Toxic Chemicals
For more than a decade, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) has been conducting bio-monitoring studies to see what
types of chemicals people are harboring in their bodies.
Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Watercress Turns Off Signal That Causes
Tumors to Develop
As a cancerous tumor develops, it quickly outgrows its existing blood
supply. So a protein called Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF) is released
that sends out signals causing surrounding normal tissues to grow new
blood vessels into the tumor -- and that provides the cancer with oxygen
Landmark Case Could Allow Injured Persons to Once Again Sue Vaccine
Vaccines are implicated in causing all sorts of health damage, from
neurological disorders like autism and Alzheimer's disease to intestinal
problems like ulcerative colitis and Chron's disease -- and everything
Honeybee Researcher Who Blames Virus on CDC Has Financial Ties to
The New York Times recently published a story on a new report that
claims to have discovered one of the primary causes of colony collapse
disorder (CCD), a condition in which entire colonies of bees
History Wednesday October 13, 2010
1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval
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
1843 - B'nai B'rith, the Jewish organization, was founded by Henry Jones
and eleven others in New York City, NY.
1854 - The state of Texas ratified a state constitution.
1924 - The play "The Guardsman" opened in New York City, NY.
1943 - During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies
and declared war on Germany.
1944 - American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.
1944 - During World War II, British and Greek advance units landed at
1951 - In Atlanta, GA, a football with a rubber covering was used for
the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7.
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.
1960 - The World Series ended on a home run for the first time. Bill
Mazeroski's homerun allowed the Pirates to beat the Yankees.
1962 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opened on Broadway.
1967 - The first game of the new American Basketball Association was
1977 - Four Palestinians hijacked an Lufthansa airliner to Somalia. They
demanded the release of members of the Red Army Faction.
1981 - Egyptian voters elected Vice President Hosni Mubarak as the new
president one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
1984 - Jesse Jackson appeared on "Saturday Night Live."
1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the
Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega.
1990 - Le Duc Tho died at the age of 79. He was a co-founder of the
Vietnamese Communist Party.
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.
Disney movies, music and books
1998 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) canceled regular season
games, due to work stoppage, for first time in its 51-year history.
1999 - The U.S. Senate rejected the ratification of the Comprehensive
Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Nine Chile miners gain freedom - More on the way up!
To hugs, cheers and tears, rescuers using a missile-like escape capsule
began pulling 33 men one by one to fresh air and freedom at last early
Wednesday, 69 days after they were trapped in a collapsed mine almost a
Protect Your Gold from Government Seizure
It Happened Before — Could It Happen Again? Read More...
Is Your Bank One of the 437 in Immediate Danger of Failure?
By September 20, 2010, 41 of the banks on the list, including eight on
the original Top 10 Banks in Danger of Failure list, were seized by the
FDIC. Check to see if your Bank is One of the 437 in Immediate Danger of
U.S. banks prepare for deflation risk
U.S. banks are bracing for possible deflation and, if it comes, it will
not be pretty for lenders, analysts said.
DARPA Starts Sleuthing Out Disloyal Troops
The military is scrambling to identify disgruntled or radicalized troops
who pose a threat to themselves or their buddies.
10,000 wait in line at Cal Expo in bid to save their homes
An estimated 10,000 people were in line Friday morning when the Cal Expo
Pavilion's doors opened on a five-day event aimed at helping distressed
homeowners avoid foreclosure. The line for the Neighborhood Assistance
Corporation of America's "Save the Dream" event stretched from the
Pavilion, through Cal Expo's east parking lot, onto Exposition Boulevard
and nearly to Ethan Way - a distance of half a mile.
Are We Giving Our Soldiers Drugs That May Make Them Kill Themselves?
More soldiers than ever are on drugs that have been linked to suicide
and violent behavior.
'At the Root of the Crisis We Find the Largest Financial Swindle in
History' , Where 'Counterfeit' Mortgages Were 'Laundered' By the Banks
The tidal wave of evidence showing that the giant banks have engaged in
fraudulent foreclosure practices is so large that the attorneys general
of up to 40 states are launching investigations.
Is MERS Commericial About To Break the CMBS Market?
The irresponsible actions by MERS are rapidly becoming the stuff of
folklore: from their direct and indirect involvement in every
fraudclosure, to the president himself falling for what appears to be a
MERS agent with a split signature personality, to MERS just-released
refutation of it ever having done something wrong, the hammer on MERS
seems to be preparing to fall with a resounding thud.
China Overtakes US as Biggest Energy Consumer
"China is now the largest energy consumer by our definition," the
executive director of the Paris-based IEA, Nobuo Tanaka, told an
Al-Qaeda Magazine Published 'Tips on How Kill Americans'
"A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, DC at lunch ...
might end up knocking out a few government employees," one article
reads, according to the private SITE Intelligence Group, which studies,
tracks and analyses the global jihadist network and terrorism financing.
Oregon County Decriminalizes Heroine, Meth, Cocaine and Shoplifting,
It's crunch-time for many municipalities across the United States, but
for one county in Oregon, that means a little more than in most.
72 Hill Staffers Traded Stocks in Companies Their Bosses Oversee
The perception among many Americans is that there's no shortage of
corruption in Washington or on Wall Street, and a new report finds
possibly unseemly activities between dozens of Capitol Hill staffers and
the businesses their offices tasked with keeping honest.
World Stocks Down Ahead of Fed Minutes
World markets slipped Tuesday as investors reined in expectations about
the scale of any monetary easing next month from the Federal Reserve
ahead of the publication of the minutes to the last rate-setting meeting
of the U.S. central bank.
Debt - US
Cities Face Half a Trillion Dollars of Public Pension Deficit
Big US cities could be squeezed by unfunded public pensions as they and
counties face a $574 billion funding gap, a study to be released on
The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes
A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House,
two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a
nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges
from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White
House and its allies are filling the air.
Wall Street Pay Heads Toward New High
Pay on Wall Street is on pace to break a record high for a second
consecutive year, according to a study conducted by The Wall Street
Judge Orders Military to Stop Enforcing 'Don't Ask, Don;t Tell'
A federal judge ordered that the U.S. military stop enforcing the don't
ask, don't tell policy on Tuesday.
China Stakes Claim to S. Texas Oil, Gas
State-owned Chinese energy giant CNOOC is buying a multibillion-dollar
stake in 600,000 acres of South Texas oil and gas fields, potentially
testing the political waters for further expansion into U.S. energy
Mexican Investigator in Falcon Lake Case Beheaded, Texas, Lawmaker Says
The severed head of the lead Mexican investigator in the Falcon Lake
case, Rolando Armando Flores Villegas, was delivered Tuesday in a
suitcase to the Mexican military, Texas Rep. Aaron Pena told CNN.
Biden: GOP Could Challenge Social Security in Court
Vice President Biden suggested Monday evening that Republicans might try
to challenge Social Security in court in the same manner they've
challenged healthcare reform.
Terror Threat to Restaurants as Al-Qaeda Calls for Attacks on Government
Workers in DC
The terror group tied to the Ft. Hood killings and the Christmas Day
undies airbomber urge wannabe American jihadis to open fire on crowded
restaurants in the nation's capital to massacre U.S. government workers.
Brotherhood 'Declares War' On US
Five years before the 9/11 attacks, al-Qaida declared war on America,
the West, Christians and Jews – and virtually no one noticed.
Toxic Sludge Spill Could Happen Elsewhere, Campaigners Warn
Shocking safety lapses exposed by the deadly Hungary toxic sludge spill
could be repeated at thousands of industrial sites around the world
unless regulations are tightened dramatically, campaigners have warned.
Bat Die-Off Could Devastate US Agriculture
Most people don't love bats, but like good health, you'll realize that
you miss them after they're gone. Experts believe many species of bats
may vanish pretty soon, and their disappearance could bring profound and
long-term changes not only to the environment but also to agriculture,
landscaping and gardening across North America.
Corn Prices Surge Amid Growing Fears of Another Food Crisis
Corn futures continued their spectacular rally. In the past four days,
December corn futures have risen from $4.88 to $5.44 per bushel (each
penny equals $50).
The Biggest Tax Hike Ever? It Depends on Who You Ask
Is America headed for its biggest tax hike since World War II? The
answer, nonpartisan fiscal watchdogs say, is yes -- but with a big "if"
and a few caveats.
US Physics Professor: 'Global Warming is the Greatest and Most
Successful Psuedoscientific Fraud I Have Seen in My Long Life'
It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions
of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has
carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most
successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a
VIDEO: Police Threaten to KILL Pastor Over License Plate Light Being
Why Isn't It Called Breast Cancer Prevention Month?
Now that we're in the midst of "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" -- with
all its pinkwashing nonsense at full tilt -- it brings up the question
of why the month is named an "awareness" month.
Group Warns Shoppers to Avoid 'Pinkwashed' Products
Breast cancer awareness "pink" campaigns are nothing new, with
billboards, bracelets, bumper stickers, clothing, and even consumer
products plastered in the bright color as a reminder about the deadly
Even Animals and Insects Recognize the Healing Power of Medicinal Plants
While mainstream medicine largely continues to deny the inherent healing
capacity of natural plants and herbs, the insect world is abuzz with
activities that confirm the plant world to be nature's medicine cabinet.
Monsanto, DuPont Compete for Dominance of New Genetically Modified
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now approved the first
crop genetically modified for increased consumer appeal, promising to
spark a new battle between biotech rivals DuPont and Monsanto over
control of the genetically modified (GM) soybean market.
Costa Rica Now Following FDA Orders and Shutting Down Stem Cell
The government of Costa Rica has ordered a clinic to stop offering
experimental stem-cell treatments, claiming that the treatments have
never been tested for safety or effectiveness.
History Tuesday October 12, 2010
1792 - The first monument honoring Christopher Columbus was dedicated in
1892 - In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Columbus landing
the original version of the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in
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.
1915 - British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad
for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during World War I.
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
1942 - During World War II, Attorney General Francis Biddle announced
that Italian nationals in the U.S. would no longer be considered enemy
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.
1961 - The first video memoirs by a U.S. president were made. Walter
Cronkite interviewed Dwight D. Eisenhower.
1964 - The Soviet Union launched Voskhod 1 into orbit around the Earth.
It was the first space flight to have a multi-person crew and the first
flight to be performed without space suits.
1972 - During the Vietnam War, a racial brawl broke out aboard the U.S.
aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. Nearly 50 sailors were injured.
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
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.
2000 - In Denver, CO, the U.S. District Court denied Timothy McVeigh's
request for a new trial.
2001 - A special episode of America's Most Wanted was aired that focused
on 22 wanted terrorists. The show was specifically requested by U.S.
President George W. Bush.
2001 - A car bomb exploded in Madrid, Spain, that injured 17 people.
Basque separatists claimed responsibility.
2002 - In Bali, Indonesia, over 180 people were killed and over 300 were
injured when a bomb was detonated in a nightclub district.
2006 - The Dow Jones industrial average advanced over 11,900 for the
Blunt US Warnings to Pakistan Prompted by Terrorism Fear
Washington's push on Pakistan to get tough on militants on its territory
is prompted by worries about an attack on U.S. soil, a concern the
United States will press in talks with Islamabad later this month.
Obama Has Book Thrown at Him in Philadelphia; Naked Man Arrested
The Secret Service says it questioned and released an overexuberant fan
of President Barack Obama who had tossed a paperback book near the
president at a Philadelphia rally on Sunday.
Chinese Computers Also Discovered to Have Been Hacking DC Internet
A University of Michigan computer scientist and his team were not the
only ones attempting to hack the Internet Vote scheme that Washington
D.C. had planned to roll out for actual use with military and overseas
voters in this November's mid-term election.
Ears Provide New Way of Identifying People In Airports
Forget fingerprints or the colour of your eyes, airport security could
soon be looking at the shape of your ears when deciding whether to allow
you into the country
Senate Office to Host Health Fair for Well-Covered Staffers
As millions of hardworking Americans struggle to make ends meet, Senate
staffers will participate next week in a two-day orgy of back massages,
organic food tastings and milk mustache photos.
Tempe Man Files Massive Scamera LawSuit
CameraFRAUD has been sent a copy of a RICO suit that names a large
contingency in the scamera criminal enterprise in Arizona as defendants.
Foreclosure-Gate Is an Absolutely Massive Problem - No One Knows Who
Owns Any of These Houses
We got an interesting note from Florida resident Jim Bennett about our
foreclosure-gate post this morning.
Confirmed: Court Did Rely on Oath Keeper Association to Take Baby
There has been some confusion about this case, leading some commentators
to believe that the reference to John Irish’s “association” with Oath
Keepers was in some other document, rather than in the affidavit relied
on by the Court’s Order.
Bank Disinformation III: Obama Throws Weight Behind Banks, Housing
'Market' Over Borrowers
I should have expected this, Team Obama is so predictably bank friendly
that it was inconceivable that the Administration would ever decide
against them on anything other than the occasional sop to maintain
Is Foreclosure About To Become The Banking Industry's Stalingrad?
Will the High Frequency Signing scandal be the proverbial straw on the
India 'To Be Given Place at UN Top Table'
According to Indian diplomatic sources, New Delhi will use its place at
the high table of the world's leading powers to push for UN reform to
reflect the rise of growing powers like itself, Brazil and South Africa.
Obama's NSA Pick Has Fannie May, Goldman Sachs Past
President Obama's new National Security Advisor spent the decade prior
to joining the White House as a legal advisor to powerful interests
including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and as a lobbyist for Fannie Mae,
where he oversaw the mortgage giant's aggressive campaign to undermine
the credibility of a probe into its accounting irregularities, according
to government reports and public disclosure forms.
Dollar Falls as 'Currency War' Concerns Linger
The dollar fell against the euro and yen on Monday after the world's top
finance officials failed to reach a consensus on measures to head off
what some see as a looming "currency war", analysts said.
China Currency Reserves May Hit $2.5 Trillion, Stoking Tensions
China’s foreign-exchange reserves, the world’s largest, may have climbed
to a record $2.5 trillion, adding fuel to complaints that the nation’s
currency intervention is undermining the global economic recovery.
420 Banks Demand 1-World Currency
The Institute of International Finance, a group that represents 420 of
the world's largest banks and finance houses, has issued yet another
call for a one-world global currency, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.
Fed Certain to
Act in November In a Big Way
Following Friday’s disappointing jobs report, market participants are
now virtually certain that the Federal Reserve will announce that it
will resume buying assets at the conclusion of its November meeting and
do so in a sizeable way, according to an exclusive CNBC Fed Survey.
by Uncertain Prospects for Money Printing
The U.S. Federal Reserve runs the risk of diminishing returns from its
next round of money printing to amplify the subdued economic recovery,
but that won't stop it from trying.
Gold Settles at Fresh Record High, Tops $1,350
Gold on Monday rose above $1,350 an ounce, overcoming a wobbly start to
post its 15th record in a little over a month.
Police Find C4 Explosives in Lower Manhattan Cemetery
Several blocks of deadly C-4 explosive were found Monday morning in an
East Village cemetery, police sources said.
Casting Call for Audience of Obama's MTV Town Hall?
When President Obama sits down for his MTV town hall this Thursday, the
audience of young people who will ask him questions will have been
gathered by a casting call.
GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino Says That Children Shouldn't
Be 'Brainwashed' Into Thinking Homosexuality is OK at Brooklyn Hasidic
GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino yesterday went well beyond his
opposition to same-sex marriage, telling a Brooklyn Hasidic congregation
that children should not be "brainwashed into thinking that
homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option. It isn't."
Up to 40 States Plan Inquiry Into Foreclosure Data
The attorneys general of up to 40 states plan to announce soon a joint
investigation into banks' use of flawed foreclosure paperwork.
Increase Energy and Lengthen Lifespan With Amino Acids
Amino acids are important and vital components in maintaining health and
vitality because they are the building blocks of proteins.
Chinese Mushrooms Found to Have Powerful Anti-Aging Benefits
The cordyceps mushroom is back in the spotlight again, except this time
for its anti-aging properties.
Food Firms Spend Millions to Block Food Health Warning Labels
The food industry spent more than a billion dollars in its successful
campaign to defeat a European labeling plan designed to make it easy for
consumers to identify healthy and less healthy food options.
Eating Animal Protein Raises Risk of IBD
A diet high in protein increases women's risk of the cluster of
conditions known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),
according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center
Hospitalier Universitaire de Bicetre in Paris an published in the
American Journal of Gastroenterology.
History Monday October 11, 2010
1776 - During the American Revolution the first naval battle of Lake
Champlain was fought. The forces under Gen. Benedict Arnold suffered
1779 - Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman, was killed while fighting
during the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah, GA. He was fighting for
1811 - The Juliana, the first steam-powered ferryboat, was put into
operation by the inventor John Stevens. The ferry went between New York
City, NY, and Hoboken, NJ.
1869 - Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his first invention. The
electric machine was used for counting votes for the U.S. Congress,
however the Congress did not buy it.
1881 - David Henderson Houston patented the first roll film for cameras.
1890 - The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in
1899 - The Boer War began in South Africa between the British and the
Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
1929 - JCPenney opened a store in Milford, DE, making it a nationwide
company with stores in all 48 states.
1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt was presented with a letter from Albert
Einstein that urged him to develop the U.S. atomic program rapidly.
1942 - The Battle of Cape Esperance, during World War II, began in the
1958 - Pioneer 1, a lunar probe, was launched by the U.S. The probe did
not reach its destination and fell back to Earth and burned up in the
1968 - Apollo 7 was launched by the U.S. The first manned Apollo mission
was the first in which live television broadcasts were received from
1975 - "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time. George
Carlin was the guest host.
1983 - The last hand-cranked telephones in the U.S. went out of service.
The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond, ME, were switched to
1984 - American Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first female astronaut to
space walk. She was aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
1984 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) made his debut in the
National Hockey League (NHL) against the Boston Bruins. He scored a goal
on his first shot on his first NHL shift.
1994 - U.S. troops in Haiti took control of the National Palace.
1994 - Iraqi troops began moving away from the Kuwaiti border.
1994 - The Colorado Supreme Court declared that the anti-gay rights
measure in the state was unconstitutional.
2002 - In Cedar Grove, WI, ten people were killed when more than two
dozen vehicles crashed on a foggy highway.
Animals are dying
from microchip implants!
This site is dedicated to the brave animals who have passed away from
microchip implants. The corporations that market these products know the
risks, but have hidden them from the public. We plan to set the record
Glenn Beck Faces More Health Problems
On Friday, Glenn Beck announced on his radio show that he will be taking
a brief leave of absence for medical reasons. “There is something wrong
with my voice, and we’re not sure what it is,” Beck said, according to a
transcript on his website. “They’re going to be doing CAT scans and MREs
or MRIs and PET scans and they’re going to be doing blood work like
VIDEO: Eleven Nations Filed Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law
GOP Threatens Once Safe Democratic Seats
Republican challengers are suddenly threatening once-safe Democrats in
New England and the Northwest, expanding the terrain for potential GOP
gains and raising the party's hopes for a significant victory in next
US Won't Recover Lost Jobs Until March 2020 at Current Pace
The U.S. economy lost 95,000 jobs in September, far worse than
expectations for no change in employment.
Iran Acknowledges Espionage at Nuclear Facilities
Iran acknowledged Saturday that some personnel at the country's nuclear
facilities were lured by promises of money to pass secrets to the West
but insisted increased security and worker privileges have put a stop to
Trapped Chile Miners Emerge to Fame, Movie Contracts - and Angry Wives
Some will emerge to fame and fortune. Others just want to fade rapidly
back to obscurity. And a few have some serious explaining to do.
Vilified or Not, Pelosi Insists She's Winning
While polls were showing her to be among the country’s most disliked
politicians, Democrats were ducking her on the campaign trail and the
Republican Party chairman was riding around in a “Fire Pelosi!” bus, the
speaker of the House was checking out mattresses.
VIDEO: Biden: 'If We Lose, We are Going to Play Hell'
"This is not your father's Republican party. This is a different brand,"
Vice President Joe Biden said in Washington state.
Pakistan Opens Afghan Border Crossing
Pakistan--Pakistan's foreign ministry said Saturday it was reopening a
border crossing to Afghanistan, which it closed to protest a shooting
incident late last month in which two Pakistani border guards died.
Pakistan Accuses the White House of Exaggerating Al Qeada Terror Threat
The U.S. has been accused by a top Pakistani diplomat of exaggerating
the terror threat from Al Qaeda for political ends.
Aviation Deal Clears Way for Emissions Scheme
The EU agreed in 2008 that airlines should be included in its emissions
trading scheme (ETS), which forces industry to pay for permits for each
tonne of carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere.
Keeps On Rolling No Matter How Bad the News
The Dow's rebound to 11,000 on Friday seemed almost inevitable as
investors shook off all the bad news and instead focused on slivers of
hope in jobs, government intervention and politics.
George Soros Warns China of Global 'Currency War'
Mr Soros, the hedge fund manager best known as the man who broke the
Bank of England” after he made a billion betting against the value of
Sterling on Black Wednesday in 1992, said the China had created a
“lopsided currency” system.
Three Horrifying Facts About the US Debt 'Situation'
Since too often financial articles consist of some stooge blathering on
and on with opinions instead of facts, I thought today we’d simply focus
on some FACTS about our current financial system which few if any want
Finance Leaders Fail to Resolve Currency Dispute
Global finance leaders failed Saturday to resolve deep differences that
threaten the outbreak of a full-blown currency war.
Bank Foreclosure Cover Seen in Bill at Obama's Desk
A bill that homeowners advocates warn will make it more difficult to
challenge improper foreclosure attempts by big mortgage processors is
awaiting President Barack Obama's signature after it quietly zoomed
through the Senate last week.
James Jones Resigns as National Security Council Chief: Tom Donilan
To read Bob Woodward’s book Obama’s Wars was to realize that National
Security Adviser James Jones’ days on Pennsylvania Avenue were numbered.
Cash-Strapped States Resurrect 'Debtors Prisons'
Two reports published by NYU's Brennan Center for Justice and the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reveal a rising trend of patently
unconstitutional practices in cash-strapped states, where a growing
number of impoverished people are jailed for being unable to pay their
legal fees - including charges for use of public defenders, a guaranteed
right in the United States.
Montana Woman Takes Crowbar to Dispute Artwork in Loveland
A woman armed with a crowbar entered the Loveland Museum/Gallery on
Wednesday afternoon and destroyed a controversial exhibit that some said
shows Jesus Christ engaged in a sex act.
MARTIAL LAW ALERT: Banking Collapse Scenarios Fall/Winter 2010
As with our first MARTIAL LAW ALERT, we have held back our assessment of
the financial collapse currently underway until we could gather enough
Government Seizes Newborn Baby Over Political Beliefs of Parents
A newborn baby was ripped from its mother’s arms by officials from the
New Hampshire Division of Family Child Services accompanied by police
last night after authorities cited the parents’ association with the
Oath Keepers organization as one of the primary reasons for the snatch,
heralding a shocking new level of persecution where Americans’ political
beliefs are now being used by the state to kidnap children.
Oath Keepers Statement about video titled 'Government Agents Seize Oath
Keeper's Newborn From Hospital'
Stewart has just now as of 7:45PM PST, spoken to the father and he is
faxing documents to Stewart.
Three-Fourths of Americans Obese or Overweight by 2020, Says Alarming
America is already on the verge of drowning in sick-care bankruptcy, but
the situation is about to get even worse.
Obesity Costs Society $73 Billion Just In Lost Productivity
The societal costs of obesity are typically thought of in terms of the
health care costs associated with treating obesity related disease.
Food Prices to Rise Globally as Energy Prices Edge Higher
Rising energy prices and a shift to Western consumption patterns will
continue to push global food prices higher in the coming decade,
according to the annual agricultural outlook issued by the Organization
for Economic Co-operation and Development and the U.N. Food and
Chemotherapy Destroys Brain Tissue, Cognitive Function
New research out of Indiana University adds to the growing list of
harmful side effects caused by chemotherapy. According to scientists,
the chemical cancer treatment destroys gray matter in the brain
associated with cognitive function and memory.
One-Third of Earth's Plants and Animals Now at Risk of Extinction
A third of all plants and animals on Earth are now at risk of going
extinct, according to the most recent edition of the United Nations'
Global Biodiversity Outlook.
Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder Caused by a Virus? Get Ready for
A group of biologists claims they've found the cause of Colony Collapse
Disorder -- the devastating but mysterious phenomenon of rapidly
History Friday October 8, 2010
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.
1915 - During World War I, the Battle of Loos concluded.
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.
1934 - Bruno Hauptmann was indicted for the murder of the infant son of
Charles A. Lindbergh.
1938 - The cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" portrayed Norman
1944 - "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debuted on CBS radio.
1945 - U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain and Canada
would be given the secret to the atomic bomb.
1950 - U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea.
1952 - "The Complete Book of Etiquette" was published for the first
1956 - Donald James Larsen (New York Yankees) pitched the first perfect
game in the history of the World Series.
1957 - Jack Soble, a confessed Soviet spy, was sentenced to seven years
in prison for espionage.
1957 - The Brooklyn Baseball Club announced that it had accepted a deal
to move the Dodgers to Los Angeles.
1966 - The U.S. Government declared that LSD was dangerous and an
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.
1982 - In Poland, all labor organizations, including Solidarity, were
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.
1998 - Canada and Netherlands were voted into the U.N. Security Council.
2001 - Tom Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania, was sworn in as
director of the new U.S. department of Homeland Security.
2001 - Rush Limbaugh announced to his listeners that he was totally deaf
in his left ear and had only partial hearing in his right ear. The
condition had happened in a three month period.
2001 - Two Russian cosmonauts made the first spacewalk to be conducted
outside of the international space station without a shuttle present.
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.
2003 - China announced that it would have a human crew orbit the Earth
briefly on October 15.
2003 - Vietnam and the United States reached a tentative agreement that
would allow the first commercial flights between the two countries since
the end of the Vietnam War.
2003 - It was announced that Vivendi Universal and General Electric Co.
had reached an agreement to merge. The name for the combined company was
2003 - Siegfried Fischbacher and his manager announced that the
"Siegfried and Roy" show at the Mirage was canceled permanently. It was
also said that if Roy Horn survived, after a tiger attack on October 3,
the duo would continue to work together.
2004 - The first-ever direct presidential elections were held in
2004 - At Alderson Federal Prison Camp, WV, Martha Stewart began her
five-month prison sentence. The sentence was imposed for Stewart lying
about a stock sale.
Mike Tawse Original 'Thought For The Day'
Accept Help When You Need It, But Think For Yourself - Every one of us
will need help at some time in life, so it is reasonable to ask for, and
accept it; the crucial thing is to do so with our thinking clear. Be
ware of any system: government, commercial or voluntary, which claims to
offer support. The first priority of any system is to sustain itself, so
the primary focus of the system is to support people who are maintained
and controlled within it.
Military About to Drug Soldiers With Male Bonding Hormone?
A new study in the journal Science suggests that the same hormone that
underlies love also helps create the sense of solidarity that soldiers
experience when they feel united with each other against the enemy.
Security forces hired to guard U.S. bases had ties to Taliban, Iranian
Afghan private security forces with ties to the Taliban, criminal
networks and Iranian intelligence have been hired to guard American
military bases in Afghanistan, exposing U.S. troops to surprise attack
and confounding the fight against insurgents, according to a Senate
Pressures Mount on Bank of England (BOE) to Devalue Pound
As shown below (see chart on linked article), the U.S. Dollar (UUP) and
British Pound (FXB) tend to be negatively correlated. Should the Bank of
England decide to stimulate further in the coming weeks and months, in
the form of more quantitative easing, it could impact investors in the
S&P 500, Dow, and NASDAQ, as well as those using commodities as a hedge
against a weak dollar.
Three Horrifying Facts About the US Debt 'Situation'
Since too often financial articles consist of some stooge blathering on
and on with opinions instead of facts, I thought today we’d simply focus
on some FACTS about our current financial system which few if any want
Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act 0f 2010
Earlier we mentioned the bill recently passed by the Senate that will
may allow the banks to get out of the foreclosure-gate crisis by
lowering the standard for what is a legal document.
Explosive Growth in Food Usage
I came across a piece of research today that referenced the growing
number of households (currently a whopping 19.4 million) participating
in the nation’s food stamps program (the official name changed two years
ago from food stamps to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP)), and was a bit taken aback by what I read, so I went to check
out the numbers for myself.
Working Replica of Noah's Ark Opens In Schagen, Netherlands
Older story but incredible photos. Of course, it's only a replica of the
biblical Ark, built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to
his faith in the literal truth of the Bible. The ark is 150 cubits long,
30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a
football field and as high as a three-story house. Life-size models of
giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals
greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold.
Senate Shockingly Passes Bill That Could Bail the Banks Out of
Foreclosure-Gate - pt 1
The hottest story right now in the banking industry is foreclosure-gate,
as various firms like Bank of America, JPMorgan, and GMAC have halted
foreclosures upon realizing that the paperwork behind them has been
shoddy at best.
Is HR 3808 the Equivalent of TARP 2 and Obama's 'Get Out of Bail' Gift
Card for the high Frequency Signing Scandal?
Now that the High Frequency Signing (HFS, not to be confused with HFT)
scandal is mainstream, and virtually every single foreclosure in the US
in the past several years is under question, with the impact on mortgage
servicers (who just happen to be the TBTF banks) could be just as dire
as the fallout from the credit crunch, it appears that the get out of
jail card for the banking syndicate has once again materialized, this
time in the form of bill HR3808: Interstate Recognition of Notarizations
Act of 2009, sponsored by Republican representative Robert Aderholt. The
bill, it turns out, has passed both congress and senate, and is now
quietly awaiting for Obama's signature to be enacted into law.
Hungary Toxic Sludge Spill Reaches Danube
Hungary's toxic sludge spill, which has killed four people, reached the
Danube river Thursday, threatening to contaminate the waterway's
ecosystem, a water authority official told AFP.
Fed Officials Mull Inflation as a Fix
The Federal Reserve spent the past three decades getting inflation low
and keeping it there. But as the U.S. economy struggles and flirts with
the prospect of deflation, some central bank officials are publicly
broaching a controversial idea: lifting inflation above the Fed's
Debtors; Prisons Rise Again in the South
Of the 15 states with the highest prison populations examined in a
recent report on "user fees" imposed on people with criminal
convictions, number in the South: 7*
High Unemployment Rate 'New Normal' for US, Says Stiglitz
Even if U.S. economy manages to grow, it will be too slow to provide
enough jobs needed and high unemployment rate will be a new normal for
Americans, said Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Wednesday.
Dubuque, IBM Team Up for Sustainable Water Study
The City of Dubuque, Iowa, has teamed with IBM on a project to better
understand water consumption and conservation in the municipality.
Dozen Fall Ill at Obama Rally in Md
About three dozen people have been treated for illness during a rally
featuring President Obama at Bowie State University.
Stimulus Checks Sent to the Dead
The Social Security Administration sent about 89,000 stimulus payments
of $250 each to dead and incarcerated people — but almost half of them
were returned, a new inspector-general’s report has found.
Dollar Tumbles to Fresh 15-Year Low
The dollar tumbled to a fresh 15-year low at 82.22 against the yen in
Tokyo trading hours on Thursday on persistent fears over the US economic
McDonald's, 29 Other Firms Get Health Care Coverage Waivers
Nearly a million workers won't get a consumer protection in the U.S.
health reform law meant to cap insurance costs because the government
exempted their employers.
Food Prices' to Rocket Due to Large-Scale Crop Failures Caused by Global
Large-scale crop failures are likely to become more common in the face
of climate change, scientists warned today.
Monsanto's Super GMO Corn Fails
The tides may be turning for agri-giant Monsanto, the multi-national
company most recognized for the propagation of genetically-modified
organisms (GMOs) around the world.
Sunscreen Made With Nanoparticles May Actually Cause Skin Cancer
Sunscreens made with nanoparticles may cause serious bodily harm, a
report from Friends of the Earth has warned.
Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect Against Heart Damage in Diabetics
Diabetes isn't a disease that only impacts the pancreas and plays havoc
with blood sugar levels -- it ups the risk for a host of other health
problems, from damaged vision to nerve pain.
Fish Oil Helps Prevent Breast Cancer
The best way to fight breast cancer is to prevent it from ever occurring
in the first place, and you can help do that by supplementing with a
high quality fish oil, suggests a new study published in the journal
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Showerheads May Harbor Dangerous Bacteria
Shower heads serve as a breeding ground for a bacterium that may cause
dangerous respiratory illness, according to a study conducted by
researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder and published in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
History Thursday October 7, 2010
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
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.
1949 - The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was formed.
1950 - The U.S.-led U.N. forces crossed the 38th parallel and entered
North Korea. China in November proved their threat to enter the war by
sending several hundred thousand troops over the border into North
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."
1981 - The Egyptian parliament, after the assassination of Anwar Sadat,
named Vice President Hosni Mubarak the next president of Egypt.
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
1985 - 91 people were killed in Ponce, Puerto Rico, by a mudslide.
1989 - In Budapest, Hungary's Communist Party renounced Marxism in favor
of democratic socialism.
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.
1995 - More than 80 people were killed in Indonesia when an earthquake
with a magnitude of 7 on the Richter Scale hit.
1998 - The U.S. government filed an antitrust suit that alleged Visa and
MasterCard inhibit competition by preventing banks from offering other
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
2000 - Vojislav Kostunica took the oath of office as Yugoslavia's first
popularly elected president.
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.
Food Stamp Recipients at Record 41.8 Million Americans in July, U.S.
The number of Americans receiving food stamps rose to a record 41.8
million in July as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the
government said. An average of 43.3 million people, more than an eighth
of the population, will get food stamps each month in the year that
began Oct. 1, according to White House estimates.
The 13 Most Evil U.S. Government Experiments on Humans
The U.S. Government has been caught conducting an insane amount of vile,
inhumane and grisly experiments on humans without their consent and
often without their knowledge. So in light of recent news of the U.S.
infecting Guatemalans with STDs, here are the 13 most evil, for lack of
a better word, cases of human-testing as conducted by the United States
of America. Get ready to become one of those conspiracy theory nuts,
because after this list, you will never fully trust your government
5 Things You Need to Know About Roadblocks
The US Supreme Court has found roadblocks to be legal for a variety of
purposes, the most prominent being so-called “sobriety check points.”
There is a longer history of roadblock approvals related to checking
vehicles near or at national border crossings.
9/11 Firefighters Reveal Huge Explosions Before Towers Collapsed
Newly obtained video that was reluctantly released by NIST after a
lawsuit by the International Center for 9/11 Studies shows two
firefighters on 9/11 discussing how secondary explosions occurred
immediately before the collapse of the twin towers, providing damning
new evidence that explosive devices were used to bring down the
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- part two
- part three
Neocons in Panic Over 'Tea Party'
The tiny but well-placed – and very well-financed – political sect known
as the neoconservatives is in panic mode.
Out of Control LISTEN TO THIS TERRIFYING 911 CALL OF THUGS HIRED BY
JPMORGAN CHASE BREAKING DOWN A DOOR
The banks and institutions that now run this country are running
absolutely wild and out of control.
Frightening Charts Show Record Low Revenue, Worst-Ever Austerity
Measures for US Cities
Municipal pain is at its worst level on record, according to annual
report from the National League of Cities.
US Consumers' September Spending Matches 2010 Low
Americans' self-reported spending in stores, restaurants, gas stations,
and online averaged $59 per day during the first four weeks of
Quantitative Easing: Putting the Shuck in the Rube
Gary North has a very important article explaining what 'quantitative
easing' is and the powder keg that a trillion dollars in excess
reserves. It is must reading.
ADP Plunges to -39K, Well Below Expectations of +20K
ADP printed at a massive miss of -39K compared to a median consensus of
+20K (range of -44K to 75K) .
Amid Backlash and Budget Deficits, Government Workers' Pensions are
Faced with deep budget deficits and overextended pension plans, state
and local leaders are increasingly looking to trim the lucrative
retirement benefits that have long been associated with government
iPhone Game Slaughters Humans to Defend 'Mother Earth'
Latest shocking example of eco-fascism emphasizes global warming cult’s
obsession with mass genocide and blood splattering death.
Google Gets Close to 'the Creepy Line'
Schmidt was talking to The Atlantic about the possibility of a Google
implant – a chip under your skin that would track you and provide easy
web access. That, Schmidt said, was probably over ‘the creepy line’.
Hilary Clinton 'Could be Running Mate for 2012'
The move would see Mrs Clinton become Barack Obama's running mate,
setting her up for a potential run at the presidency in 2016, while Mr
Biden would get the post he has craved since before he was chosen as the
Landmarks Becoming Suicide Haven
New Jersey prosecutors say no decision has been made on whether to add
additional charges in the Rutgers suicide case.
23 Million Americans Hit by a Tax Hike, They May Not Know It Yet
Almost 23 million American households are about to have their federal
taxes raised by an average of $3,900 this year, but they may not know it
Taliban in High-Level Talks with Karzai Government, Sources Say
Taliban representatives and the government of Afghan President Hamid
Karzai have begun secret, high-level talks over a negotiated end to the
war, according to Afghan and Arab sources.
France Charges Man for Burning, Urinating on the Koran
A blogger who filmed himself burning the Koran and urinating on it to
put out the flames is to appear in court in eastern France, charged with
incitement to religious hatred, legal sources said on Tuesday.
25 NATO Fuel Tankers Attacked in Pakistan
Gunmen torched more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel to NATO troops
and killed a driver Wednesday, the sixth attack on convoys taking
supplies to Afghanistan since Pakistan closed a key border crossing
almost a week ago.
$162 Million in Stimulus Funds Not Disclosed
Recovery.gov promised transparency on how the government spends every
dollar of stimulus money, but there's $162 million the website doesn't
Gov't Thwarted Worst-Case Scenario on Spill
The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public
just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been.
VIDEO: America Needs to be Outraged by What Is Going On In the Gulf of
VIDEO: AP Nothing Alive Above 35 Feet - Gets Worse Closer to Shore
'Tax Crisis' Coming Jan1
A "tax crisis" will slam taxpayers on Jan. 1 if Americans fail to stand
up and confront Congress. So says Ginni Thomas, founder of
LibertyCentral.org and wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence
Hungarian Officials Fear Toxic Spill Could Reach Danube
Hungary declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a toxic sludge
spill swamped seven villages in what officials called the worst chemical
accident in the country's history.
North Korea Nuclear Threat Reaches 'Extremely Dangerous Level',South
The threat posed by North Korea'snuclear program has reached an
"extremely dangerous level," an adviser to South Korea's president said
in comments published Wednesday.
UFO Sightings on the Rise in China, With More Predicted
UFO sightings have increased in China, according to media reports. In a
recent sighting, photography student Gu Peiwen closely examined a photo
in his camera and shouted in disbelief: “I just caught aliens on
Time is running out in the little western town of Hadleyville. Frank
Miller, the leader of a violent gang that terrorized the hapless
settlement years ago, was sent to the gallows by Will Kane, the local
marshal, but the justice system failed, and now after so long, Frank
Miller is free, heading back to Hadleyville on the noon train to meet
his men, and take revenge…
Limbaugh Calls President Obama a 'Jackass'
Derision of the president on his program is nothing new, but Rush
Limbaugh’s tone today may have struck the ears of regular listeners as
particularly disdainful, taking his contempt of the president to a new
US Loan Delinquencies Rise for First Time in a Year
U.S. consumer-loan delinquencies increased for the first time in a year
during the second quarter amid a slowdown in recovery from the worst
economic crisis since the Great Depression, the American Bankers
Shameless Flu Shot Pushers Use Strip Clubs to Entice People into
Medically Useless Vaccinations
As predicted, the great flu shot charade is now well upon us in North
America, with vaccine pushers urging everyone to hurry up and go get
X-Rays Can Cause Childhood Leukemia
New findings by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley,
School of Public Health reveal that X-rays can significantly increase
children's risk of developing leukemia.
Mobile Phones Responsible for Collapse of Honeybee Populations?
In spite of industry claims to the contrary, cell phone towers may
indeed be contributing to the collapse of honeybee populations,
according to the findings of a study conducted by researchers from
Punjab University in India and published in the journal Current Science.
You Don't Have to Hurt as You Age! Eat Broccoli and Avoid Arthritis
Over 21 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from the most common
form of arthritis -- osteoarthritis. Primarily associated with growing
older, the condition is marked by the wearing away of cartilage, the
cushioning between the bones in the joints.
Help Manage Stress, Blood Pressure With Walnuts
Nuts in general are a great whole food packed with protein, vitamins,
minerals, enzymes, fats and other important nutrients that the body
needs to maintain good health. And a new study out of Pennsylvania State
University (PSU) further confirms this, having found that walnuts -- and
walnut oil in particular -- help to reduce blood pressure, decrease
stress and improve cardiovascular health.
Cancer Groups Ignore Chemicals, Food Additives as Culprits in Disease
October is breast cancer awareness month, which means pink ribbons and
literature about getting mammograms litter the landscape even more than
they normally do during the rest of the year.
Nambian Women Subjected to Forced Sterilization by Doctors After HIV
Three Namibian women have filed a lawsuit against the country's
government, claiming they were sterilized at state-run hospitals without
their informed consent after being diagnosed with HIV.
History Wednesday October 6, 2010
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.
1866 - The Reno Brothers pulled the first train robbery in America near
Seymour, IN. The got away with $10,000.
1880 - The National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for selling
1884 - The Naval War College was established in Newport, RI.
1889 - In Paris, the Moulin Rouge opened its doors to the public for the
1889 - The Kinescope was exhibited by Thomas Edison. He had patented the
moving picture machine in 1887.
1890 - Polygamy was outlawed by the Mormon Church.
1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against Britain and
France in an address to Reichstag.
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
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.
1973 - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in an attempt to win back
territory that had been lost in the third Arab-Israel war. Support for
Israel led to a devastating oil embargo against many nations including
the U.S. and Great Britain on October 17, 1973. The war lasted 2 weeks.
1979 - Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the White
1981 - Egyptian president Anwar-el Sadat was assassinated at a military
rally in Cairo. Muslim extremists were responsible the other eight
deaths that occurred during the attack. Hosni Mubarak became president.
1986 - A Soviet nuclear submarine sank in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,200
miles from New York.
1989 - Two workers for the Swiss Red Cross were kidnapped by terrorists
1991 - Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky. The ceremony was held
at Michael Jackson's estate near Los Angeles, CA. It was Taylor's 8th
marriage and Fortensky's 3rd.
1991 - Cable News Network aired a videotape of American hostage Terry
Anderson that had been made in Beirut, Lebanon.
1992 - Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after
entering the U.S. presidential race.
1998 - Imelda Marcos was acquitted by the Philippine Supreme Court on
the charge of graft. The ruling overturned the guilty verdict from 1993
Want To Know If The FBI Is Tracking You? Look For One Of These
If you find one of these tucked underneath your car, you can start
Government collusion in human medical experiments no longer just a
It is now an admitted fact that the U.S. government conspired with the
pharmaceutical industry to conduct medical experiments on innocent
Genetically engineered salmon, if approved by FDA, could destroy the
Approval of GE salmon could destroy the existing salmon industry. Why?
Help manage stress, blood pressure with walnuts
A new study out of Pennsylvania State University (PSU) further confirms
that walnuts -- and walnut oil in particular -- help to reduce blood
pressure, decrease stress and improve cardiovascular health.
Eat broccoli and avoid arthritis
Despite the view of many that osteoarthritis is an inevitable part of
aging, researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) believe they
are hot on the trail of a way to prevent this form of arthritis from
developing in the first place. The potential solution? A natural,
bioactive compound called sulforaphane that is found in cruciferous
vegetables, especially broccoli.
Obama Says Fiscal Situation Untenable
The U.S. budget deficit is forecast at a record $1.47 trillion in the
fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2010.
The Pentagon's New Cyber Warriors
Today, U.S. national security planners are proposing that the 21st
century's critical infrastructure -- power grids, communications, water
utilities, financial networks -- be similarly shielded from cyber
marauders and other foes.
Bernake Tells the Truth: The United States is on the Brink of Financial
Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a speech
before the the Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure
Council in Providence, Rhode Island. In the speech, he warned about the
current state of the government finances. His conclusion, the situation
is dire and "unsustainable".
Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase in September
The American Bankruptcy Institute reported that there were 130,329
consumer bankruptcies filings in September, up 3.3% from August. Filings
were up 11% over the first 9 months of the year compared to the first 9
months of 2009.
Gold Goes Berserk, As Japan Unveils the Mother of All Quantitative
Witnesses in Defense Dept Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings
A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new
questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to
cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as "Able
Coldest Winter in 1,000 Years On Its Way
After the record heat wave this summer, Russia's weather seems to have
acquired a taste for the extreme.
Banks $4 Trillion Debts are 'Achilles' Heel of the Economic Recovery,
Lenders across Europe and the US are facing a $4 trillion refinancing
hurdle in the coming 24 months and many still need to recapitalise, the
Washington-based organisation said in its Global Financial Stability
Report. Governments will have to inject fresh equity into banks –
particularly in Spain, Germany and the US – as well as prop up their
funding structures by extending emergency support.
Stuxnet Super Virus Also Attacked China
The latest super virus, Stuxnet, which attacked Iran’s Nuclear Facility,
is reported to have attacked China too.
Gold Hits Record Above $1,340 as Dollar Slides
An announcement by the Bank of Japan that it would create a pool of
funds to buy assets to tackle strength in the yen also helped gold.
Moves by major economies to curb strength in their currencies are giving
a major lift to the metal.
Call for New Global Currencies Deal
The world’s leading countries should agree a new currency pact to help
rebalance the global economy, a leading association of financial
institutions has urged.
This Is Starting to Get Very Real: Agricultural Commodity Prices Have
Exploded and Now the Price of Food is Beginning to Rise Substantially in
the United States and All Over the World
Do you believe that you will always be able to run out to Wal-Mart or to
the local supermarket and buy massive amounts of inexpensive food?
GI's Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy
'Now it is official. Researchers have shown that uranium oxide, or DU,
“travels the nerves from the nose to the brain,” in the words of a
University of Chicago doc and researcher.
$69 Million in California Welfare Money Drawn Out of State
More than $69 million in California welfare money, meant to help the
needy pay their rent and clothe their children, has been spent or
withdrawn outside the state in recent years, including millions in Las
Vegas, hundreds of thousands in Hawaii and thousands on cruise ships
sailing from Miami.
The Art of
The bug-out-bag is probably the most clichéd emergency preparation in
the history of survivaldom. Some people focus so much on compiling their
BOB that they lose track of much more important survival matters, while
others are so biased against the ‘bug out’ concept that they refuse to
even consider putting one together.
Firefighters Watch as Home Burns: Gene Cranick's House Destroyed in
Tennessee Over $75 Fee
A smoldering rage may be all that remains after Gene Cranick's home
burned to the ground last week in Obion County, Tennessee.
DOJ Urges Citizens to Report 'Extremists' Handing Out Literature
If you posted an Obama Joker poster or Tea Party literature on a public
bulletin board, the Justice Department is warning you are a possible
Government Collusion in Human Medical Experiments No Longer Just a
It used to be that when you talked about Big Government conspiring with
Big Pharma to use human beings as guinea pigs in bizarre medical
experiments, people would look at you as if you were some kind of loon.
Big Pharma Hired Ghostwriters to Distort Truth About Hormone Replacement
When medical journals and journal supplements publish scientific
information about drug research, you know the information has been
carefully reviewed and is accurate and factual, right?
Genetic Testing Company Mixes Up Results, Customers Confused About Their
Personal genetic testing company 23andMe has admitted that it mixed up
the results of nearly 100 customers' tests, delivering incorrect
information to them about ancestry and supposed disease risk.
Company Cash Incentives Lead Employees to Live Healthier Lives
Money talks, even when getting it requires significant lifestyle
changes, says a new study out of the University of Michigan (UM).
Congress Looks at Laws That Criminalize Non-Criminal Behavior
Abner Schoenwetter, a Miami seafood importer, spent six years in prison,
paid tens of thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees and is at risk
of losing his home.
History Tuesday October 5, 2010
1813 - Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Indians was killed at the Battle of
Thames when American forced defeated the British and the allied Indian
1877 - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S.
Army after a 1,000-mile retreat towards the Canadian border.
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.
1921 - The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.
1930 - Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental
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.
1969 - Dianne Linkletter jumps to her death from her apartment in West
Hollywood. Art Linkletter, her father, claimed that she was under the
influence of LSD at the time of her death.
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.
1970 - Anwar Sadat took office as President of Egypt replacing Gamal
Abdel Nassar. Sadat was assassinated in 1981.
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
1989 - Jim Bakker was convicted of using his television show to defraud
1990 - The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall opened.
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.
1993 - China set off an underground nuclear explosion.
1995 - A 60-day cease-fire was agreed upon by Bonsian combatants. The
civil war had lasted 3 1/2.
1998 - The U.S. paid $60 million for Russia's research time on the
international space station to keep the cash-strapped Russian space
1999 - MCI Worldcom Inc. and Sprint Corp. announced plans to merge.
2006 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rolled out its $4 generic drug program to
the entire state of Florida after a successful test in the Tampa area.
Missouri tracking black bears for study
A state study is under way to determine how many black bears live in
Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation, says early research
has found that Missouri could have a larger population of black bears
than previously thought.
Gold and Silver – It Could Well Be A Whole New Ballgame!
The Gathering Storm Over Foreclosures
Home foreclosures may come to a sudden halt in some states because of
problems in the documents filed in court as part of the process to take
title to the properties. GMAC Mortgage, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of
America have asked judges to stop legal proceedings while they determine
whether proper procedures were followed, and it would not be a surprise
if other mortgage lenders did the same while reviewing their actions.
Killed by Mexican Pirates on Texas Lake
Search teams are combing a Texas lake for the body of a man who was
allegedly shot and killed by Mexican pirates when he and his wife were
ambushed after crossing into Mexican waters on their personal
Super-Rich Investors Stocking Up on Physical Gold
UBS is recommending top-tier clients hold 7-10 percent of their assets
in precious metals like gold, which is on course for its tenth
consecutive yearly gain and traded at around $1,314.50 an ounce on
Monday, near the record level reached last week.
Local News Training Psychological Ops Soldiers
Two CBS affiliates have been helping train US Army psychological
operations soldiers, says an investigative report at Yahoo! News.
Are or Aren't France and China Plotting An Alternative to the Dollar?
A pair of very conflicting news articles over the weekend about secret
currency talks caps yet another week full of central bank interventions
in the FX arena (and, as Bruce Krasting points out, many more to come).
Australia Faces Locusts Plague
In North America, we have had the luxury of forgetting these critters
exist. Not so in Australia. They actually got eradicated in the
nineteenth century through human activity by accident.
Homes in Florida Seized Without Notice
More revelations from one of the epicenters of the housing implosion.
4ClosureFraud has published an eyepoppingly long list of affidavits of
lost summons in foreclosure cases.
MERS/MBS/Foreclosure Goes RICO
This is worth a read, even though it's VERY long. The bottom line is
that all the Tickers I've written on this subject, from bad conveyances
into REMICs, to the tax issues, to the fraudulent documents, to the fact
that the MBS are "empty boxes", up and down the line - it's all in here.
America on the Brink of a Second Revolution?
Admit it, something historic is brewing. And yes, it’s good for America,
even the anarchy. Revolution is renewal. Tea-baggers want to take on
both parties, “restore honor” and “take back the country.” Bring it on,
the feeling’s mutual.
'Serious Insider' Tells CNBC's Kudlow NY Mayor Micheal Bloomberg Next
With what appears to be a devastating election looming for his party, is
President Obama attempting to follow in the footsteps of one of his
predecessors and moderate toward the center?
US, EU Must Join to Stop Homegrown Terror
The U.S. and its European allies must work together to stop radicalized
Westerners who travel to terrorist training camps and return home to
wage attacks, counterterrorism experts said in a new study.
Medicaid Enrollment Spikes to 48M in Weak Economy
Job losses sends families flocking to low-income health insurance
US, UK Raise Terrorism Threat Level in Europe
The United States and Britain warned their citizens on Sunday of an
increased risk of terrorist attacks in Europe, with Washington saying al
Qaeda might target transport infrastructure.
Wall Street Sees World Economy Decoupling From US
Wall Street economists are reviving a bet that the global economy will
withstand the U.S. slowdown.
IMF Admits That the West is Stuck in Near Depression
If you strip away the political correctness, Chapter Three of the IMF's
World Economic Outlook more or less condemns Southern Europe to death by
slow suffocation and leaves little doubt that fiscal tightening will
trap North Europe, Britain and America in slump for a long time.
Cryptowars! Obama Wants New Law to Wiretap the Internet
In a reprise of the crypto wars of the 1990s, the U.S. secret state is
mounting an offensive that would force telecommunication companies to
redesign their systems and information networks to more easily
facilitate internet spying.
Iran 'Detains Western Spies' After Cyber Attack on Nuclear Plant
Iranian government accuses the west of launching an 'electronic war'
following sophisticated Stuxnet worm attack.
Students Tagged with RFID Chips in 'Smart Badge Program'
High school and Junior High students in Santa Fe are being forced to be
tracked like prisoners with RFID badges and have their every movement
monitored by the all seeing eye of the state. It's all in the name of
'safety,' says the mentally deficient school's administrator, but
students are saying they feel like prisoners.
VIDEO: Declassified: Massive Israeli Manipulation of US Media Exposed
Foreclosures Bungle Could Hit US Banks
Already fragile US financial firms are facing a raft of law suits and
potential fines after three major mortgage lenders admitted to
mishandling thousands of home foreclosures.
Airport Lobbies Possible Terror Targets in European Plot
Among the possible targets in the suspected European terror plot are
pre-security areas in at least five major European airports, a law
enforcement official told ABC News. Authorities believe terror teams are
preparing to mount a commando like attack featuring small units and
small firearms modeled after the Mumbai attack two years ago
Taliban Attacks NATO Supply Trucks in Pakistan
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Monday for a pre-dawn
attack on tankers carrying fuel to Afghanistan for U.S. and other NATO
forces, left vulnerable on the side of the road after Pakistan shut down
a key border crossing.
'Toasted Skin Syndrome' Warning for Laptop Users
Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your
lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit.
Japan Warns About Terror in Europe
Japan issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, joining the United
States and Britain in warning of a possible terrorist attack by al-Qaida
or other groups, but tourists appeared to be taking the mounting
warnings in stride.
Ground Zero Mosque: First Look at Plan for New York Islamic Center
Now these artist's sketches show the first glimpse both inside and out
the proposed Ground Zero mosque - and you may be surprised at what is
Voters in 3 States to Consider Opting Out of 'Obamacare'
After taking a beating at the hands of Missouri voters in August, "Obamacare"
could be roughed up once again at the ballot box in November.
Calcium and Vitamin Supplements Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer
Taking vitamin and calcium supplements may reduce women's risk of breast
cancer by as much as 40 percent, according to a study conducted by
researchers from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, and
presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer
Dark Chocolate Prevents Damage from Strokes
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University believe they have discovered a
biochemical pathway by which a chemical naturally found in dark
chocolate can help protect the body from strokes.
Doctor Admits That Most MDs Know Nothing About Nutrition, Health
Most people probably assume that their doctors know everything there is
to know about health because, after all, they went through many years of
BPA Found in Canned Foods, Health Risks for Pregnant Women
The hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is found in high
levels in canned food, a coalition of environmental groups has warned,
sparking warnings from some doctors that pregnant women should avoid
History Monday October 4, 2010
1881 - Edward Leveaux received a patent for the player piano.
1887 - The Paris Herald Tribune was published for the first time. It was
later known as the International Herald Tribune.
1893 - The first professional football contract was signed by Grant
Dibert for the Pittsburgh AC.
1895 - The first U.S. Open golf tournament took place in Newport, RI.
Horace Rawlins, 19 years old, won the tournament.
1915 - The Dinosaur National Monument was established. The area covered
part of Utah and Colorado.
1927 - The first actual work of carving began on Mount Rushmore.
1931 - The comic strip "Dick Tracy" made its debut in the Detroit Daily
Mirror. The strip was created by Chester Gould.
1933 - "Esquire" magazine was published for the first time.
1940 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met in the Alps at Brenner
Pass. Hitler was seeking help from Italy to fight the British.
1957 - "Leave it to Beaver" debuted on CBS-TV.
1957 - The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth.
Sputnik was the first manmade satellite to enter space. Sputnik I fell
out of orbit on January 4, 1958.
1958 - British Overseas Airways Corporation became the first jetliner to
offer trans-Atlantic service to passengers with flights between London,
England and New York.
1959 - The first World Series to be played west of St. Louis began in
Los Angeles, CA.
1965 - Pope Paul VI addressed the U.N. General Assembly and became the
first reigning pontiff to visit the Western Hemisphere.
1989 - Fawaz Younis, a Lebanese hijacker, was sentenced in Washington
for commandeering a Jordanian jetliner with two Americans aboard in
1990 - The German parliament had its first meeting since reunification.
1993 - Russian Vice-President Alexander Rutskoi and Chairman Ruslan
Khasbulatov surrendered to Boris Yeltsin after a ten-hour tank assault
on the Russian White House. The two
men had barricaded themselves in after Yeltsin called for general
elections and dissolved the legislative body.
1993 - Dozens of Somalis dragged an American soldier through the streets
of Mogadishu. A videotape showed Michael Durant being taken prisoner by
1994 - South African President Nelson Mandela was welcomed to the White
House by U.S. President Clinton.
2001 - NATO granted the United States open access to their airfields and
seaports and agreed to deploy ships and early-warning radar planes in
the war on terrorism.
2001 - A Russian airliner blew up as it flew over the Black Sea. There
were no survivors of the 76 people on the plane. U.S. intelligence
sources stated that they likely cause of the accident was a missile
strike from a Ukrainian military exercise.
2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 70th home run of the
season to tie Mark McGwire's major league record. Bonds also moved past
Reggie Jackson on the all-time list with his 564th career home run.
2001 - In Washington, DC, Reagan National Airport re-opened. The airport
had been closed since the terrorist attacks on the United States on
September 11, 2001.
U.S. apologizes for Guatemala STD experiments
U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of
people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with
gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than
60 years ago. Many of those infected were encouraged to pass the
infection onto others as part of the study. About one third of those who
were infected never got adequate treatment. On Friday, Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius offered extensive apologies for actions taken by the U.S.
Public Health Service.
Rick Sanchez Fired for Saying 'Jews Run CNN, All Media'
Rich Sanchez of CNN has been FIRED! CNN confirmed the news in a
statement. "Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company.
Prudential Profits from Slain Soldiers With Help from Taxpayers
When Prudential Financial Inc. invests the death benefits owed to
survivors of soldiers killed in battle, the money comes from a source
with deep pockets: the U.S. government.
Mega Retailers Like Target, Kohl's Could Disappear Because of Faulty
Strategic Plans of CEO's
Our entire consumer society has been built upon a foundation of lies.
Some Health Insurance Premiums Could Climb As Much As 67%
A Manhattan health benefits consultant says insurance companies are
telling employers they will pay have to pay much more in 2011 -- and for
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Rampant Inflation in 2011?
Are you ready for rampant inflation? Well, unfortunately it looks like
it might be headed our way. The U.S. monetary base has absolutely
exploded over the last couple of years, and all that money is starting
to filter through into the hands of consumers.
Blackwater Wins Piece of $10 Billion Mercenary Deal
"Wired" -- Never mind the dead civilians. Forget about the stolen guns.
Get over the murder arrests, the fraud allegations, and the accusations
of guards pumping themselves up with steroids and cocaine. Through a
“joint venture,” the notorious private-security firm Blackwater has won
a piece of a five-year State Department contract worth up to $10
billion, Danger Room has learned.
Internet Censorship Bill Introduced
Like most others in Congress, Senator Patrick Leahy is no progressive.
He voted to fund imperial wars, regressive Obamacare, Wall
Street-friendly financial reform, and other pro-business measures,
including agribusiness-empowering bills, harming small farmers and
Army Reveals Afghan Biometric ID Plan; Millions Scanned, Carded by May
Scanning prisoners’ irises is just Step 1. In Afghanistan, local and
NATO forces are amassing biometric dossiers on hundreds of thousands of
cops, crooks, soldiers, insurgents and ordinary citizens.
DARPA Develops Helmet of Obedience
It looks like our ever-diligent friends at DARPA have been busy creating
a contingency plan for the OathKeeper movement.
VIDEO: How to Cut Carbon Emissions
VIDEO: Truth About Sarah Palin
The New World Order: A Map
For centuries we have used maps to delineate borders that have been
defined by politics. But it may be time to chuck many of our notions
about how humanity organizes itself. Across the world a resurgence of
tribal ties is creating more complex global alliances.
Iceland's Politicians Forced to Flee From Angry Protesters
Protesters took to the streets of Reykjavik today, forcing MPs to run
away from the people they represent as renewed anger about the impact of
the financial crisis erupted in
NYPD Prepares for Guerilla-Style Terror Attack
Counterterrorism officials think Osama bin Laden was involved in the
latest terror plot that caused a lot of anxiety this week in Europe.
Researchers Found 40 Fold Increase in Carcinogenic Compounds In Gulf
Researchers testing the waters off Louisiana in June found hugely
elevated levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, some of
which are known carcinogens.
Soldiers Told to List Private Weapons
The U.S. Army command at Fort Hood, where Muslim psychiatrist Nidal
Malik Hasan allegedly shot and killed 13 people and an unborn child, now
is demanding that its soldiers confess whether they have any guns in
their off-base homes, what kind of guns they are and what are their
US Terror Warning
Could Hurt Europe's Economy
A rare advisory for U.S. travelers to beware of potential terrorist
threats in Europe drew American shrugs Sunday from Paris to Rome, but
tourism officials worried that it could deter would-be visitors from
moving ahead with plans to cross the Atlantic.
US Judge Asks Vatican to Serve Court Papers to Pope
A federal U.S. judge is asking the Vatican to cooperate in serving the
pope and two other top officials with court papers that stem from
decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by a priest in Wisconsin.
No End in Sight to Pakistan-NATO Supply Standoff
Pakistan kept a vital border crossing closed to U.S. and NATO supply
trucks for a third day Saturday, a sign that Islamabad's desire to avoid
a domestic backlash over a NATO incursion that killed three Pakistani
troops is — for now — outweighing its desire to stay on good terms with
The Last American Light Bulb
On September 24, that classic American light bulb was switched off.
Changing American preferences and looming government regulation resulted
in the shuttering of the only remaining U.S. factory to make 100-watt
A-line incandescent bulbs, in Winchester, Virginia.
An Inflationary Cocktail In the Making
Yep, looking at key raw material prices compared to last year, the
recession is over. These prices are getting loaded into the system now
and will flow through to the consumer in higher prices to come at the
supermarket and elsewhere.
Ahmadinejad Calls for US Leaders to be 'Buried'
Iran's president Sunday called for U.S. leaders to be "buried" in
response to what he says are American threats of military attack against
Tehran's nuclear program.
Global Employment Crisis Will Stir Social Unrest
The United Nations work agency said it was putting back by two years
from 2013 its previous assessment of the time needed to create the 22
million jobs still needed to regain the pre-crisis level - 14 million in
rich countries and 8 million in developing states.
Is the Establishment Preparing to Unveil Aliens?
UFOs and extraterrestrials have long been treated as the ultimate
conspiracy theory by the establishment.
Bent on Avenging Cyber Attack, Raising Military Tensions
Tehran is bent on military action to settle scores with Israel and the
United States whom it suspects of planting the malignant Stuxnet cyber
worm in the computer systems of its nuclear, military and strategic
infrastructure, debkafile's military and US sources report.
Guatemalan STD Medical Experiments Were Just One Crime In a Long History
of Medical-Government Collusion to Use Humans as Guinea Pigs
It has now been widely revealed that the United States conducted medical
experiments on prisoners and mental health patients in Guatemala in the
Brain Plaques Do Not Cause Alzheimer's (We've Been Lied to for 20 Years)
Turning 30 years of established Alzheimer's dogma on its head,
researchers are now increasingly rejecting the theory that sticky
plaques in the brain are responsible for the mental degeneration caused
by the disease.
Most of World's Rivers Threatened by Pesticides, Pollution
The vast majority of the world's rivers are threatened by pollution,
pesticide runoff and destructive species, say researchers from The City
College (CCNY) of The City University of New York (CUNY), the University
of Wisconsin and seven other institutions. And not only is the integrity
of the world's water at heightened risk, but so are countless aquatic
species that rely on the threatened habitats for survival.
Most Canadians, Americans Skipped H1N1 Vaccine Last Year
Despite all the scare tactics, fear mongering, and pseudoscience about
the alleged importance of being vaccinated, a new report from Statistics
Canada has revealed that 60 percent of Canadians decided against getting
an H1N1 influenza vaccine last year.
Drastic Lifestyle Changes Are Best Treatment for Diabetes, Obesity
A new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine has
found that making considerable lifestyle and dietary changes are highly
effective at improving the health of diabetes patients, as well as
preventing of cardiovascular illness.
All Conventional Prostate Cancer Treatments Harm Quality of Life
All major prostate cancer therapies reduce men's quality of life through
increased urinary incontinence and hampered sexual function, according
to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh
and published in the Journal of Urology.
Behavior Rewards Make ADHD Drugs Obsolete
Rewarding hyperactive children for good behavior and discouraging
unwanted behavior works on the same areas of the brain as drugs like
Ritalin, according to a study conducted by researchers from Nottingham
University and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
Bill Gates Says Vaccines Can Help Reduce World Population
n a recent TED conference presentation, Microsoft billionaire Bill
Gates, who has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to new vaccine
efforts, speaks on the issue of CO2 emissions and its effects on climate
History Friday October 1, 2010
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.
1918 - Damascus was captured from the Turks during World War I by a
force made up of British and Arab forces.
1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll superhighway
in the United States.
1943 - Naples was captured by the Allied forces during World War II.
1946 - The International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg sentenced 12
Nazi officials to death. Seven others were sentenced to prison terms and
3 were acquitted.
1949 - Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People's Republic of
China when the communist forces had defeated the Nationalists. The
Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan.
1952 - "This is Your Life" began airing on NBC-TV.
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.
1971 - Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL.
1972 - The Chinese government approved friendly relations with the
1979 - The United States handed control of the Canal Zone over to
1981 - EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) Center
opened in Florida. The concept was planned by Walt Disney.
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.
1987 - Eight people were killed in Los Angeles when an earthquake
measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale hit the area.
1988 - Mikhail Gorbachev assumed the Soviet presidency.
1990 - U.S. President H.W. Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly and
once again condemned Iraq's takeover of Kuwait.
1990 - In Croatia, minority Serbs proclaimed autonomy.
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 USS Saratoga accidentally fired missiles at a Turkish
destroyer in the Aegean Sea. Five people were killed in the incident.
1992 - The Strategic Arm Reduction Treaty was approved by the U.S.
1998 - The U.S. government posted a $2.2 million reward for the capture
of Augustin Vasquez Mendoza. He is accused of killing an undercover U.S.
agent during a drug purchase in 1994.
1999 - The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of
China was celebrated in Beijing.
U.S. has carried out airstrikes in Yemen
The United States has carried out airstrikes in Yemen, Yemen's foreign
minister told a pan-Arab newspaper in an interview published Thursday,
marking that government's first official confirmation of a U.S. military
role in its fight against terrorism.
VIDEO: BREAKING NEWS: US CONGRESSMAN video about fraud, forgeries, and
US CONGRESSMAN talks about fraud, forgeries, and ILLEGAL FORECLOSURES!
US Congressman Alan Grayson VIDEO NAILS IT!!
YOU HAVE TO BE NUTS TO SEE A SHRINK By Larry Pratt
In summary, better than going to the VA, if at all possible, go to a
private psychiatrist – or better yet, a pastor or some other person
skilled at counseling – and keep yourself off the government books. If
ObamaCare is not repealed, ALL doctors will be forced to make their
records available to government drones pawing through our private
records. Then you will have to find a non-medical counselor if you want
to keep your guns.
Dozens of NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan
SHIKARPUR, Pakistan – Suspected militants in southern Pakistan set
ablaze more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel for foreign troops in
Afghanistan on Friday, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led
mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing. The
Pakistani government shut the Torkham border in the northwest in
apparent protest at a NATO helicopter incursion that killed three of its
soldiers on the border. The events raised tensions between Pakistan and
the United States, which have a close but often troubled alliance in the
fight against militants.
Hood soldiers told to list private weapons
Base requires make, model, serial number and who owns them!
High Fructose Corn Syrup Scam
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has petitioned the U.S. FDA to allow
manufacturers the option of using the term “corn sugar” instead of “high
fructose corn syrup”.
Pentagon Burns 'Operation Dark Heart': Censorship Gaffe?
On Sept. 20, the U.S. Department of Defense oversaw the systematic
destruction of 9,500 copies of Lieut. Colonel Anthony Shaffer's
Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of
Afghanistan — and the Path to Victory, his account of a six-month stint
as a "black ops" officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in
Afghanistan. The Pentagon said it was the first time it has ever
destroyed a printed book because it contained classified information —
but it may not have been in time to keep the secrets from circulating.
The U.S. government purchased the entire print run of the book from St.
Martin's Press for $47,000 a few weeks before its scheduled release.
Outsourcing safety: Airplane repairs move to unregulated foreign shops
FAA not following many safety guidelines. Thousands of mechanics from
all over the world work on U.S. commercial airplanes. Foreign repair
stations are located in Canada, Mexico, Central America and Asia.
Domestically, airplanes are repaired at large facilities in Mobile,
Ala., Greensboro, N.C., and Everett, Wash., among many others.
UFO Press Conference: Aliens Interested in Our Nukes
This was not your run-of-the-mill Washington press conference. UFO
researcher Robert Hastings organized a briefing yesterday (Sept. 27) to
issue a warning about aliens having visited our nuclear facilities.
Odds of Life on Newfound Earth-size Planet 100%, Astronomer Says
An Earth-size planet has been spotted orbiting a nearby star at a
distance that would makes it not too hot and not too cold — comfortable
enough for life to exist, researchers announced today (Sept. 29).
Pakistan Cuts Off Nato Supply Route
Pakistan has blocked a vital supply route for international forces in
Afghanistan in apparent retaliation for an alleged cross-border
helicopter raid by Nato troops that killed three Pakistani frontier
Pentagon Loses Control of Bombs to China Metal Monopoly
A senior manager at a company that churns out metals routinely used in
U.S. smart bombs pauses in mid-sentence when his phone rings: a Wall
Street stockbroker looking for information.
AIG Announces Plan to Repay US Rescue With Stock
American International Group Inc. agreed to wind down its $182.3 billion
bailout by converting the Treasury Department stake into common shares
for sale, a step toward independence for the insurer whose near collapse
two years ago threatened the global economy.
Pregnant Women to be Vaccinated Against Flu for First Time
The H1N1 swine flu strain is expected to be the predominant strain of
flu circulating this year as has happened in past pandemics and is
contained in the seasonal jab for this winter.
Authorities Plan to Trawl Phone Calls and Emails for Signs of
'Resentment Toward Government'
Do you resent the government for enforcing Obamacare or raising your
Despite Clinton Pledge, State Dept to Pay Out Billions More to Mercs
A new multibillion-dollar private security contract to protect U.S.
diplomats is “about to drop” as early as this week, say two State
Department sources, who requested anonymity because the contract is not
yet finalized and they are not authorized to speak with the press.
Congress Punts Tough Choice Until After Election
A deeply unpopular Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without
finishing its most basic job - approving a budget for the government
year that begins on Friday.
Senator Franken Sends Letter to Bernake, Bair and Holder Demanding
Criminal Charges for All Responsible for Biggest Alleged Mortgage Fraud
The biggest financial story which continues to get absolutely no mention
on CNBC just got its latest multi-step escalation: Senator Al Franken
has just blasted a letter to Tim Geithner, Shaun Donovan, Secretary of
Housing and Urban Development, Eric Holder, John Walsh, Controller of
the Currency, Sheila Bair, and, drumroll, Ben Bernanke, telling the
recipients that "each of your agencies has an important role to play in
addressing this egregious situation and holding all appropriate actors
Meredith Whitney Predicts 80,000 Layoffs for Wall St (Bonuses Will
Whitney really does her homework (one of the few on the Street that
does) before throwing out numbers like this, so you have to think she is
probably right in the ball park as to what is going to happen.
Nearly One in Four Second-Quarter Home Sales a Foreclosure
Nearly one in every four U.S. homes sold in the second quarter was a
deeply discounted foreclosed house, putting the market on pace to work
through distressed properties in about three years, RealtyTrac said.
Locked and Loaded: The Secret World of Extreme Militias
Camouflaged and silent, the assault team inched toward a walled stone
compound for more than five hours, belly-crawling the last 200 yards.
Iraq Will Announce a Massive Increase In Oil Reserves on Monday
Iraq's oil minister Hussain al-Shahristani said he would hold a press
conference on Monday to announce a "big increase" in projected oil
reserves, according to Reuters.
Strategic Defaults Are Real, Growing and Scary
In my last article, we examined the shadow inventory to determine how
many distressed properties (not on MLS) were almost certain to be forced
onto the market in the not-to-distant future.
Here It Comes: Title Insurance Problems
I suspect this is going to spread fast, given that this "wee problem" is
NOT specific to GMAC and Ally. In fact, JP Morgan/Chase has reported
"similar discrepancies", and then today we had my report on a ruling
from a court in which a counterfeit summons was issued not by the court,
but by a law firm.
Capital Controls Eyed as Global Currency Wars Escalate
Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, Russia and
even Poland are either intervening directly in the exchange markets to
prevent their currencies rising too far, or examining what options they
have to stem disruptive inflows.
McDonald's Says It May Drop Health Plan
McDonald's Corp. has warned federal regulators that it could drop its
health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers unless
regulators waive a new requirement of the U.S. health overhaul.
Wal-Mart's Prices Rise to Highest in Almost Two Years
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s prices rose in September to the highest level in
at least 21 months, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co., as the world’s
largest retailer scaled back discounts from earlier this year.
NATO Says Aircraft Entered Pakistan, Killed 'Armed Individuals'
NATO aircraft crossed the border into Pakistan on Thursday morning and
killed "several armed individuals", the alliance said in a statement,
after Pakistan said a cross-border airstrike killed three border guards.
More Families, Friends Move in Together
The Grundy family seemed to be headed down the conventional path
followed by American families: Daughter goes to college, graduates, gets
a job and her own apartment.
Stuxnet's 'Cyber Superweapon' Moves to China
A computer virus dubbed the world's "first cyber superweapon" by experts
and which may have been designed to attack Iran's nuclear facilities has
found a new target -- China.
In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue
Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at
slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting
reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the
Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them.
Massive Fisher Price Recall; More Than 10 Million Toys
More than 10 million children's toys have been recalled by the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the toys'
manufacturer Fisher Price, the CPSC announced today.
1099 Supply Shock for Gold Buyers
The 1099 reform in the health care bill passed by Congress and signed by
the President has turned the physical gold market upside down.
Competing Currency War in View
Some prefatory stories are highly revealing. Bank of America is badly on
the ropes. On the same weekend at the end of July, when the Bank For
Intl Settlements executed a 340 ton gold swap contract, two other events
China Currency: House Votes to Slap Tarrifs on China
Lawmakers vote 348 to 79 to open the way for the U.S. to slap tariffs on
Chinese goods. But the bill faces an uncertain fate in the Senate and
White House. The move risks retaliation, and some say it may not help
Obama: Fox News is 'Destructive' to America
President Obama is pulling no punches when it comes to Fox News,
declaring the cable news outlet to be "destructive to [America's]
POM Wonderful Under Attack by FTC Over Truthful Health Claims
The FTC has never met a natural product it didn't want to destroy, it
Age Related Hearing Loss Halted With Folate Nutrient
Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder in the United States,
and more than 36 million Americans have lost some of their hearing.
Breastfeeding Better Than Vaccines at Preventing Infection
Researchers in Greece are urging mothers to exclusively breastfeed their
babies for at least the first six months of their lives, based on new
Think Your Exposure to BPA is Minimal and Harmless? Think Again
Some recent reports about the dangers of the plastic chemical bisphenol
A (BPA) insist that people not worry because overall exposure is
limited, they say.
Eating Nuts Lowers Cholesterol
Making nuts a regular part of your diet may help lower your cholesterol,
according to a study conducted by researchers from Loma Linda University
and published in the hives of Internal Medicine
Skin Cancer Risk from Tanning Beds is Miniscule
The media have widely exaggerated the skin cancer risks of tanning beds
says Ivan Oransky, editor of Reuters Health and treasurer of the
Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), writing on the AHCJ blog