DECEMBER 2006

Saddam Hussein executed before dawn -- Saddam Hussein, among the world’s most brutal dictators, struggled briefly after American military guards handed him over to Iraqi executioners. But as his final moments approached, he grew calm. Dressed in a black coat and trousers, he clutched a Quran as he was led to the gallows, and in one final moment of defiance, refused to have a hood pulled over his head.

VIDEO: The 14 Defining Characteristics Of Fascism -- Be sure to check it out!

VA BEGINS COLLECTING DNA FOR LARGE-SCALE "GENE BANK" -- The VA is collecting DNA from veterans and linking the information to their medical records. Who gets this information? Drug companies? Insurance companies? Private researchers? VA cannot guarantee the security or privacy of this information.

The Federal Reserve is Privately owned -- Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution states that Congress shall have the power to coin (create) money and regulate the value thereof. Today however, the FED, which is a privately owned company, controls and profits by printing money through the Treasury, and regulating its value. READ MORE...

Bird flu kills second Egyptian in two days -- A deadly strain of bird flu has killed an Egyptian girl, the second such death in two days and one that brought the number of deaths in the country this year to nine.

Ford Disagreed With Bush About Invading Iraq -- Former president Gerald R. Ford said in an embargoed interview in July 2004 that the Iraq war was not justified. "I don't think I would have gone to war," he said a little more than a year after President Bush launched the invasion advocated and carried out by prominent veterans of Ford's own administration.

FBI Says Files In Leak Cases Are ‘Missing' -- The FBI is missing nearly a quarter of its files relating to investigations of recent leaks of classified information, according to a court filing the bureau made last week.

FBI chided for OKC bomb investigation -- A two-year congressional inquiry into the Oklahoma City bombing concludes that the FBI didn't fully investigate whether other suspects may have helped Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols with the deadly 1995 attack, allowing questions to linger a decade later.

Contractor's Handguns Missing From Homeland Security Vault -- The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that it is investigating how four handguns recently went missing from its headquarters in Northwest Washington.

FBI, FEMA move some jobs outside 'blast zone' -- The FBI and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are moving jobs to the Shenandoah Valley - a picturesque locale that happens to be just outside Washington's "blast zone."

Lawyer falls to death at hotel -- In what police describe as a "probable" suicide leap, a prominent Monterey Bay Area attorney fell at least nine floors to his death at the Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay in Seaside the morning before Christmas.

FDA Set to OK Food From Cloned Animals -- The government has decided that food from cloned animals is safe to eat and does not require special labeling.

Army Reservist Shot, Killed in Standoff -- An Army Reservist despondent about being sent to Iraq was killed by police during a 14-hour standoff that began Christmas night when family members told authorities he was armed and threatening to kill himself.

Bush's Great Leap Forward -- The outlines of Bush's "New Way Forward" or "Great Leap Forward" or "Long Walk Off a Short Pier" in Iraq is now fairly clear. It has three general thrusts: a large increase in troop numbers; a direct assault on the forces of Motqada al-Sadr; and, if possible, an expansion of the war beyond Iraq's borders through a military strike on Iran.

East German children to learn evils of secret police -- CHILDREN in formerly communist eastern Germany are to be given lessons next year about the dreaded Stasi secret police amid fears that their horrors have been forgotten.

Video Exposing Blunders of 9/11 Commission Report Airs on New Zealand Television -- On December 16, 2006, while most Americans slept, Television 3 New Zealand debuted the provocative documentary "911 In Plane Site" on national television. READ MORE...

Olive oil 'may hinder cancer process' -- People who use plenty of olive oil in their diets may be helping to prevent damage to body cells that can eventually lead to cancer, new research suggests.

Military considers recruiting foreigners -- The armed forces, already struggling to meet recruiting goals, are considering expanding the number of noncitizens in the ranks -- including disputed proposals to open recruiting stations overseas and putting more immigrants on a faster track to US citizenship if they volunteer -- according to Pentagon officials.

When Parents Are Deployed -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has responded with a program geared to address the challenges military families face with deployment. Check your local listing for times.

Former President Gerald Ford Dies -- Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon's scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America's history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. The statement did not say where Ford died or list a cause of death. Ford had battled pneumonia in January 2006 and underwent two heart treatments - including an angioplasty - in August at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Iraqis react after court OK's Saddam's hanging -- Iraq's highest court upheld Saddam Hussein's death sentence Tuesday, opening the way for the former Iraqi president to be hanged within 30 days, Iraqi judicial officials said.

Top Ten Myths about Iraq 2006 -- Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion by Juan Cole who is President of the Global Americana Institute.

Senators Nix Pre-9/11 Hijacker ID Theory -- A lengthy Senate investigation has debunked charges by a Republican congressman that military analysts identified Mohamed Atta and other Sept. 11 hijackers before the attacks, according to a committee aide familiar with the report.

Actual "Big Brother" poster; part of the London metro -- Poster just letting you know "they are watch".

7.1 Mag. Earthquake Strikes Near Taiwan -- A strong earthquake and three powerful aftershocks shook Taiwan today, causing damage and at least one death, but a feared tsunami did not happen.

American Deaths In Iraq Surpass American Deaths On 9-11 and President Bush Wants To Escalate Again -- The decision by President Bush to launch a preemptive invasion of Iraq was the biggest military misjudgment in the history of the American Presidency.

Parents of slain GIs travel to Iraq -- After her son Justin was killed serving in Iraq, a grieving Jan Johnson resolved to see the place where he died and to better understand why it happened.

Mexico Cracks Down On Alternative Cancer Treatments -- Mexican authorities have attempted to close down a special hospital south of the US city of San Diego where the leader of Hungary's first English language evangelical church since the collapse of communism received, apparently successful, treatment for throat cancer.

West Point officers say duty called too late -- Group asked to redeploy just as Army obligation was ending fights back — and wins.

Bristol-Myers Squibb pays $499m fine to settle mis-selling charges -- Bristol-Myers Squibb, the drug company which fired its chief executive in September after a string of ethics scandals, will pay a $499m (£254m) fine to avoid criminal charges that it overcharged the US government for medicines.

Here comes the draft! -- The Selective Service System is planning a comprehensive test of the military draft machinery, which hasn't been run since 1998. The agency is not gearing up for a draft, an agency official said Thursday. The test itself would not likely occur until 2009.

US and Britain add ships to Persian Gulf -- The United States and Britain will begin moving additional warships and strike aircraft into the Persian Gulf region in a display of military resolve toward Iran that will come as the United Nations continues to debate possible sanctions against the country, Pentagon and military officials said Wednesday.

Bacteria may make people obesity-prone -- Microscopic inhabitants of the human gut may make some people prone to being obese, a remarkable finding that may have implications for the treatment of this worldwide epidemic. The Firmicutes include Lactobacillus, Mycoplasma, Bacillus and Clostridium.

Report Says TSA Violated Privacy Law -- The agency found that by gathering passenger data from commercial brokers in 2004 without notifying the passengers, the program violated a 1974 Privacy Act requirement that the public be made aware of any changes in a federal program that affects the privacy of U.S. citizens.

US Marines charged over Iraq massacre -- A US military court has charged four Marines with murder and four others on related charges in the November 2005 deaths of 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha in Iraq.

FDA consolidation plan could close federal food and drug labs -- As many as seven of the federal laboratories that help safeguard the nation's food and drugs could close, an environmental and public health group said Thursday.

Travelers still stranded in Denver -- Denver International Airport - the nation's fifth-busiest - was expected to begin limited operations at noon Friday, almost two days after a blizzard forced it to close runways.

'We Can't Blame White People' essay by Bill Cosby -- A Widely circulated essay that has been both damned and praised.

U.K.’s top cop warns of Christmas terror threat -- Says no specific plan known, but risk of chemical, nuke attack 'unparalleled'.

U.S. cancels VaxGen anthrax vaccine contract -- U.S. officials ended an $877.5 million deal with VaxGen Inc. to provide millions of doses of anthrax vaccine because regulators refused to approve new tests of the experimental product, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday.

Australia could be asked for more troops -- AUSTRALIA is likely to be asked to send more troops to Iraq if U.S. President George W. Bush's response to a highly critical report is to step up the Iraq mission, an expert says.

Pentagon wants $99.7B more for wars -- The military's request, if embraced by President Bush and approved by Congress, would boost this year's budget for those wars to about $170 billion.

L.A. hospital reopens neonatal unit -- A hospital where the deaths of two premature babies may be linked to a bacterial outbreak reopened its neonatal intensive care unit Tuesday night after two weeks of not accepting new patients.

FDA wants sterner pain reliever warnings -- Popular over-the-counter pain pills such as aspirin, ibuprofen and acetominophen would have to carry labels with sterner warnings under a government proposal to better emphasize the drugs' risks.

Why you could soon be paying Wall Street investors, Australian bankers, and Spanish builders for the privilege of driving on American roads -- On the same day the Indiana Toll Road deal closed, another Australian toll road operator, Transurban, paid more than half a billion dollars for a 99-year lease on Virginia's Pocahontas Parkway, and the Texas Transportation Commission green-lighted a $1.3 billion bid by Cintra and construction behemoth Zachry Construction to build and operate a 40-mile toll road out of Austin. Many similar deals are now on the horizon, and mig and Cintra are often part of them. So is Goldman Sachs, the huge Wall Street firm that has played a remarkable role advising states on how to structure privatization deals—even while positioning itself to invest in the toll road market.

Bush signs 3 health care-related bills -- President Bush on Tuesday signed bills to raise federal funding for autism, shift AIDS money to rural areas and the South and create a government unit to oversee response to a bird flu pandemic or bioterrorism attack.

Bush plans to put more troops in Iraq -- President Bush, working to recraft his strategy in Iraq, said Tuesday that he plans to increase the size of the U.S. military so it can fight a long-term war against terrorism.

CNN Poll: Only 11% Back Call to Send More Troops to Iraq -- President Bush, according to reports, is strongly considering sending a "surge" of troops to Iraq in the new year -- 20,000 or more. Sen. John McCain and Sen. Joe Lieberman have already backed such a plan. But a new poll for CNN released Monday found that this idea draws the support of only 11 percent of Americans.

Former sailor sues Rumsfeld over detainment -- A former private security employee in Iraq said he was imprisoned by U.S. forces in a Baghdad military camp, held for three months without charges and denied access to an attorney, despite being an American citizen.

A Picture Worth A Thousand Words? Try These -- Let us take a moment to examine only three photographs taken from the two crime scenes. The first photograph shows a pair of firefighters standing among the collapsed steel beams of the World Trade Center. As a crime scene investigator, what do you see?

More Justification for the Amero & NAU? -- Chinese tell visiting Bush administration officials they will not sit back and lose their shirts as U.S. Dollar collapses; they are getting out fast and large.

Giant ID computer plan scrapped -- UK News: The government has abandoned plans for a giant new computer system to run the national identity cards scheme.

Iraq Insurgents Starve Capital of Electricity -- Over the past six months, Baghdad has been all but isolated electrically, Iraqi officials say, as insurgents have effectively won their battle to bring down critical high-voltage lines and cut off the capital from the major power plants to the north, south and west.

Welcome to the world of nano foods -- The processed-food giant Kraft and a group of research laboratories are busy working towards 'programmable food'. One product they are working on is a colourless, tasteless drink that you, the consumer, will design after you've bought it. You'll decide what colour and flavour you'd like the drink to be, and what nutrients it will have in it, once you get home. You'll zap the product with a correctly-tuned microwave transmitter - presumably Kraft will sell you that, too.

The US Army Learns From Its Mistakes In Iraq -- Weapons alone aren't enough to win a war -- you also need to dig wells and build schools. Lessons from the war in Iraq have caused nothing short of a cultural revolution in the United States Army. In Fort Leavenworth, leading officers are training troops for the wars of the future.

New strain of superbug targets the young, and its latest victim is an NHS nurse -- A nurse and a patient have died from a deadly new strain of MRSA after a superbug outbreak at a hospital.

A Glimpse At Daily Misery In The Gaza Strip -- The 1.5 million inhabitants of the Gaza strip are trapped in poverty and hopelessness. The violence between the Palestinians stems not only from political disagreements, but from deep, daily despair.

Russia's new intercontinental ballistic missile system put on combat alert duty -- Russian Strategic Rocket Force unveiled the long-awaited 'missile of the 21st century' to President Putin on Thursday.

Marijuana Top U.S. Cash Crop at $35 Billion -- U.S. growers produce nearly $35 billion worth of marijuana annually, making the illegal drug the country's largest cash crop, bigger than corn and wheat combined, an advocate of medical marijuana use said in a study released on Monday.

Iraqi Red Crescent accuses U.S. forces of attacks -- The Iraqi Red Crescent accused U.S. forces on Friday of carrying out a spate of attacks on its offices over the last three years during operations to flush out suspected militants.

What Did Our Government Know About 9/11? -- According to investigator Michael Ruppert, millions—if not billions—of dollars were made from insider trading by people who knew what was going to occur on September 11, 2001. More disturbingly, Ruppert accuses factions of our own government of allowing the terrorist attacks to succeed.

Bush Madness Becomes Apparent -- George W. Bush is bloody nuts. There's no other way to describe this dangerous madman. A chorus of experts and the Iraq Study Group have concluded that the present course is not working. Diplomatic initiatives are required to prevent Iraq from exploding into a regional maelstrom and humanitarian catastrophe. The Army chief of staff says his branch of the military "will break" without a fresh infusion of thousands of new active duty troops.

'Near miss' at Pantex could have set off nuke -- An accident that occurred last year as a decades-old nuclear warhead was being dismantled at the government's Pantex facility near Amarillo could have caused the device to detonate, a nonprofit organization charged Thursday.

Tucson military recruiters ran cocaine -- Some kept visiting schools for 3 years after FBI caught them on tape!

US Army might break Goodyear strike -- The US Army is considering measures to force striking workers back to their jobs at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant in Kansas in the face of a looming shortage of tyres for Humvee trucks and other military equipment used in Iraq and Afghanistan.

France to withdraw 200 special forces from Afghanistan -- France will withdraw its 200-strong special forces from Afghanistan, all of its ground troops engaged in the U.S anti-terror operation code-named Enduring Freedom, authorities said.

Saddam's troops are welcome back -- You got to be kidding!! -- The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has called on former members of Saddam Hussein's army to join the new security forces in an effort to restore peace to the country

Air Force looks to outsource casket duty -- The Air Force is looking for a private contractor to fly caskets out of Dover Air Force Base, Del. Earlier this year, Congress mandated that as of Jan. 1, the Air Force will be responsible for transporting caskets and human remains from Dover to funeral locations. Dover is the air hub where most troops who die overseas are brought before being returned to their families.

Experimentation without consent -- The Navy wants to test the product, derived from cow blood, on civilian trauma victims in emergency situations. It proposes doing so without obtaining their consent in advance, as is customary in clinical trials.

Warning on Zyprexa -- Eli Lilly encouraged primary care physicians to use Zyprexa, a powerful drug for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, in patients who did not have either condition, according to internal Lilly marketing materials.

Soldiers Call for Iraq Withdrawal -- For the first time since Vietnam, an organized, robust movement of active-duty US military personnel has publicly surfaced to oppose a war in which they are serving. Those involved plan to petition Congress to withdraw American troops from Iraq. (Note: A complete version of this report will appear next week in the print and online editions of The Nation.)

VeriChip Infant Protection Product Now Used in One-In-Three U.S. Hospitals and Birthing Centers -- Applied Digital , through its VeriChip Corp. subsidiary, announced today that it has passed an important milestone in the sale and use of VeriChip's infant protection systems, with one-out-of-three Hospitals and Birthing Centers in the United States now using systems manufactured by VeriChip. This includes systems sold under both the Hugs and HALO brand names.

Powell Says U.S. Army `About Broken' Because of Iraq -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said the U.S. Army is ``about broken'' from the Iraq conflict and cast doubt on whether the military could or should boost the number of troops in the country.

Jack Blood was Pepper sprayed and arrested by Austin PD. -- "If this is the kind of treatment that Americans are to receive when standing up to help a fellow citizen in need, then we do indeed find ourselves in troubled times." Read More...

State Levies "Truancy" Charge on Dr. Len Horowitz -- Hilo, HI - The State of Hawaii has charged a straight "A" student and varsity athlete with "truancy" after forcing her indefinite quarantine for demanding a religious exemption to the TB skin test. Alena Horowitz, a 14 year-old freshman, was expelled from school on Sept. 1, 2006 and prohibited from returning by Dircks and health officials who claim state laws requiring them to provide religious exemptions for vaccinations do not apply to TB tine tests.

Veterans with No Where to Call Home -- Right now as you read this article there are at least 200,000 veterans who do not have a home to go to. Which according to national statistics makes it one in every three homeless adult males is a veteran.

Suicides among Active Duty Personnel at an All Time High By: John Waltz -- One of the major problems with the VA is that they are under spending their budget. In 2005 they spent only $100 million out of $200 million of their budget and in 2006; they estimate that out of $200 million budgeted only $158 million was spent. Yet, the VA is understaffed which largely contributes to this figure.

Spices May Reduce Escherichia Coli O157:H7 In Meat -- Consumers may have an arsenal of food safety weapons in their spice racks, according to Kansas State University (KSU) researchers, who presented preliminary study results on the antimicrobial properties of spices at the Institute of Food Technologists' (IFT's) 1998 Annual Meeting & FOOD EXPO in Atlanta.

General Says Army Will Need To Grow -- Warning that the active-duty Army "will break" under the strain of today's war-zone rotations, the nation's top Army general yesterday called for expanding the force by 7,000 or more soldiers a year and lifting Pentagon restrictions on involuntary call-ups of Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops.

Democrats Expected to Increase U.S. Military Spending -- Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress are likely to drive U.S. military budgets even higher in 2007, experts say.

"Gunman dressed as military" -- About 25 people kidnapped from a commercial area in central Baghdad have been released, police officials say. "We heard cars and shootings in the area and then we saw gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms and driving SUVs who were snatching people from the shops and street.

Insurgents attack Iraqi president's convoy -- Unknown gunmen opened fire at the convoy of Iraqi President Adel Abdul Mehdi in western Baghdad on Thursday, said an interior ministry official.

Diplomat's suppressed document lays bare the lies behind Iraq war -- The Government's case for going to war in Iraq has been torn apart by the publication of previously suppressed evidence that Tony Blair lied over Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.

On Death Row, Fate of Mentally Ill Is Thorny Problem -- There are more than 3,300 people awaiting execution in the U.S., according to the Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit group critical of how the death penalty is administered. Various organizations conservatively estimate that at least 10% of them suffer from serious mental illness. In all, about 17% of the nation's prisoners have a diagnosis of serious mental illness.

BUSH'S REIGN 'GRAVE, DETERIORATING' -- "Someone has to get the message to this man that there have to be significant changes." -- Senate Majority Leader-elect Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Canadian farmer on hunger strike to protest government raid; freedom of choice violation -- For the second time in 12 years, a Toronto, Ontario farm supplying raw milk was raided on Nov. 21 by officers with the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources, the West Grey Police Department, public health inspectors and officials from the Canadian Ministry of Finance, spurring the farmer to begin a hunger strike in response.

Anthrax attack on US Congress made by scientists and covered up by FBI, expert says -- The terrorists who perpetrated the 2001 anthrax attack on Congress likely were US government scientists at the army's Ft. Detrick, MD., bioterrorism lab having access to "moonsuits" that enabled them to safely process and manufacture super-weapons-grade anthrax, an eminent authority on the subject says.

Suspected Russian spy still not deported -- For reasons that are not being made public, the man known as Paul William Hampel is still being detained in Canada despite being ordered to leave the country last week.

Plan for Tracking Animals Meets Farmers’ Resistance -- A federal effort to quickly pinpoint and contain outbreaks of disease among livestock is coming under attack on farms, in Internet chat rooms and at livestock markets, ranches and feed shops across the nation.

Panel Wants Broader Antidepressant Labeling -- Strong warning labels about the suicide risk associated with antidepressants, which now include children and adolescents, should be extended to adults under 25, a federal advisory panel concluded Wednesday.

S.D. Sen. Johnson in critical condition -- Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson was in critical condition early Thursday, a hospital official said, after late-night brain surgery that followed hospitalization for stroke-like symptoms.

With Strokes, Knowledge Is a Lifesaver -- Signs and Symptoms, Undiagnosed Warnings and much more.

Who Makes Foreign Policy? by Ron Paul -- The role of the president as Commander in Chief is to direct our armed forces in carrying out policies established by the American people through their representatives in Congress. He is not authorized to make those policies. He is an administrator, not a policy maker. Foreign policy, like all federal policy, must be made by Congress. To allow otherwise is to act in contravention of the Constitution.

Anthrax vaccine opponents file new lawsuit -- The legal battle over the military’s mandatory anthrax immunization program has been revived, with six unnamed plaintiffs filing a class-action lawsuit against the government Wednesday. According to court documents, the basic premise of the lawsuit is the plaintiffs’ claim that the vaccine is “unapproved for its applied/intended use.”

Dangers of Mercury Fillings -- This video is startling to anyone who has a mouth full of mercury amalgam fillings!! This one made "Site of the day"!!

Soy Milk is Unhealthy -- I urge you to read this interesting piece from Dr. Kaayla Daniel, which describes how soybeans are "milked" to make soy milk, and transmogrified into health-harming products nobody needs.

FDA says lettuce is most likely E. coli source -- Now they say it was the lettuce. Lettuce was the most likely source of an outbreak of E. coli linked to Taco Bell, federal health officials said Wednesday.

Seeking Iran Intelligence, U.S. Tries Google -- Internet Search Yields Names Cited in U.N. Draft Resolution.

Never pass a trooper: Cop sues over Parkway arrest -- Never pass a state trooper, especially on the right. "It's a known fact among officers that you never pass a state trooper vehicle; you let them pass you. They don't like that."

Saudis warn against Iraq exit -- Saudi Arabia has warned Washington it might provide financial aid to Iraqi Sunnis in any fighting against Shiites if the U.S. pulls its troops out of Iraq.

America’s Injustice System Is Criminal -- In the US the wrongful conviction rate is extremely high. One reason is that hardly any of the convicted have had a jury trial. No peers have heard the evidence against them and found them guilty. In the US criminal justice (sic) system, more than 95% of all felony cases are settled with a plea bargain.

Vegetables nearly as dangerous as under-cooked meat, study says -- Fresh raw vegetables like lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and green onions were responsible for the illness or deaths of nearly 19,000 people nationwide over a five-year period. Beef, chicken, pork and their byproducts were responsible for nearly 22,600 deaths or illnesses, according to the study of 6,374 outbreaks reported from Jan. 1, 2000 through Dec. 31, 2004.

Poll: Iraq Going Badly And Getting Worse -- Americans believe the war in Iraq is going badly and getting worse, and think it's time for the U.S. either to change its strategy or start getting out, according to a CBS News poll.

Walter Reed stops accepting 'any wounded soldier' gifts -- All packages and cards delivered to “any wounded soldier” at the medical campus will be returned to their senders with a note explaining the program change and suggesting other charities. The change was enacted in the past week citing administrative costs and security concerns.

Dubai sells U.S. ports -- The Dubai company operating six U.S. ports sold the assets yesterday to a New York insurance giant, months after bowing to pressure stemming from terror fears.

Workers say 400 detained in Worthington raid -- An early morning raid Tuesday shut down the nation's No. 2 meatpacker, as federal agents launched a six-state hunt for illegal workers who allegedly used stolen identities to get hired.

Draft for Federal workers!! -- The Iraq Study Group’s recommendation that the Bush administration consider ordering government civilians to Iraq has drawn outrage from federal employees’ unions.

'Rendition' of terrorism suspects such as Arar may be legal, Canada says -- Extraordinary rendition, the U.S. practice of shipping terrorism suspects to foreign prisons, may be legal in some cases, says the Foreign Affairs Department.

U.S. aims to create jobs in Iraq -- As Iraq descends further into violence and disarray, the Pentagon is turning to a weapon some believe should have been used years ago: jobs.

111,000 Immigration Files Lost -- An investigation by a government oversight agency recently revealed that in 2005 U.S. immigration authorities either “lost” or could not account for an estimated 111,000 files on immigrants to the United States, resulting in tens of thousands gaining citizenship without any indication as to whether authorities had checked to see if any of them had a criminal history.

Texas child suspended after hugging aide -- School administrators gave a 4-year-old student an in-school suspension for inappropriately touching a teacher's aide after the pre-kindergartner hugged the woman.

Officials say VA problems in report fixed -- An internal review of the El Paso VA Health Care System published in late November indicates problems with breast cancer screening and management, monitoring of some patients at risk of developing diabetes and completeness of background checks for doctors practicing in the system.

Sheehan Among Four Convicted of Trespassing -- Peace activist Cindy Sheehan and three other women were convicted of trespassing Monday for trying to delivery an anti-Iraq war petition to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and refusing to leave. A Manhattan Criminal Court judge sentenced them immediately to conditional discharge, which means they could face some form of penalty if they are arrested in the next six months, and ordered them to pay $95 in court surcharges.

Inquiry Sought Over Evangelical Video -- Defense Department Asked to Examine Officers' Acts Supporting Christian Group. A military watchdog group is asking the Defense Department to investigate whether seven Army and Air Force officers violated regulations by appearing in uniform in a promotional video for an evangelical Christian organization.

Top Air Force Lawyer Had Been Disbarred -- A top Air Force lawyer who served at the White House and in a senior position in Iraq turns out to have been practicing law for 23 years without a license.

83 percent of grocery store chicken meat found infected with bacteria -- A report released Monday by Consumer Reports found that 83 percent of the 525 chickens it tested were infected with campylobacter, salmonella bacteria, or both, and recommended that consumers cook all chicken to 165 degrees and wash their hands with soap and water after handling it.

'Holiday Trees' Removed at Seattle Airport -- SEA-TAC Airport - All 15 Christmas trees inside the terminal at Sea-Tac have been removed in response to a complaint by a rabbi.

Court to FBI: No spying on in-car computers -- Oh, I feel better....

YouTube Video: Bush ten years ago -- Has he been chipped?

US bugged Diana's phone on night of death crash -- The American secret service was bugging Princess Diana's telephone conversations without the approval of the British security services on the night she died, according to the most comprehensive report on her death, to be published this week.

A Raw-Milk Raid Leads to a Special Thanksgiving -- After a Kentucky raw-milk farmer gets busted in Ohio, his shareholders decide to help run the farm and its distribution business. Be sure to read the comment section.

The Death Of Right-Wing Talk Radio Relevance -- Twelve years of unmerited influence and half-truths swathed in red, white and blue patriotism met its demise this past Tuesday with a dagger to the heart served up by revelations from the Iraq Study Group substantiating that everything right wing talk radio had said was right about the Iraqi, was wrong.

USDA Attempts to Pack Organic Standards Board With Corporate Agribusiness Reps -- Organic Consumers Fight Hijacked Seats on NOSB. Take Action NOW by following the link on the above hyperlink.

Google Video: What's in a Flu Shot -- Before you get your next (bird) flu shot, watch this short vid and make sure it's something you really think you need.

FEMA Still Handing Out Katrina Cash Inappropriately -- A Congressional investigation found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid out an estimated $1 billion inappropriately after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but to date has recovered less than one percent of that amount.

From Australia: Diabetes vaccine ready for testing -- AUSTRALIAN scientists will test a new type 1 diabetes vaccine on hundreds of children.

Radiation Linked to Contact of Ex-Spy -- Traces of the rare radioactive substance polonium-210 were found at a German apartment visited by a contact of fatally poisoned ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko - before the two men met in London, authorities said Sunday.

Clashes Break Out After Pinochet's Death -- Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who terrorized his opponents for 17 years after taking power in a bloody coup, died Sunday, putting an end to a decade of intensifying efforts to bring him to trial for human rights abuses blamed on his regime. He was 91.

Rumsfeld on farewell visit in Iraq -- Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise farewell visit to American troops in Iraq and told them U.S. forces must stay until the enemy is defeated.
Rumsfeld's unannounced visit came one day after he gave a farewell address at the Pentagon and nine days before he is replaced by Robert Gates

Another E.coli outbreak rattles California farmers -- California's farming industry is girding for another potential black eye after a second outbreak this year of a potentially deadly E. coli strain linked to its crops.

From the UK: Wounded to get millions in compensation -- Hundreds of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are to be awarded millions of pounds in compensation following a ruling by the Government that they are victims of crime not war.

Trial Centers on Dispute Over War Protesters' Arrests -- It started as a tiny act of protest. Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq who had held a vigil near President Bush's ranch, and a group of women wanted to submit a petition to the United States Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan, demanding an end to the war. But Ms. Sheehan and three other women were handcuffed, arrested and jailed overnight. Now their misdemeanor trial in Manhattan Criminal Court has turned into a look at the use - and they say abuse - of police power, in the face of an antiwar protest.

S.3456 - IMMEDIATE CONSUMER ACTION IS REQUIRED TODAY TO SAVE YOUR ACCESS TO THERAPEUTIC NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS -- Call your Senator today about not allowing this S.3456 to pass.

Original Pearl Harbor Photos -- Thanks to Don!

Senate approves Burr's bioterrorism bill -- After almost two years of negotiations, the Senate passed a bill last night sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., that would create a new federal agency to combat bioterrorism. READ MORE...

A Soldier's Story by MAJOR BILL EDMONDS -- For just a minute or two, step into my life. I am an American soldier in the Army Special Forces. I have just returned from a one-year tour of duty in Iraq, where I lived, shared meals, slept and fought beside my Iraqi counterpart as we battled insurgents in the center of a thousand-year-old city. I am a conflicted man, and I want you to read the story of that experience as I lived it. In the interest of security, I have omitted some identifying details, but every word is true.

Violent Christian video game set to be Christmas bestseller -- A video game that depicts a crusade of violence by Christians could be heading for the bestseller charts this Christmas, even though it has been condemned by Muslims and secularists.

Wizard Of ID Cartoon -- check it out.

The Dirty Little Secret of Terrorist States
-- What Americans don’t realize is how dependent their employee pension plans are on the profits made by companies that support terrorist countries. Currently, there is one trillion dollars in American pension plans vested in companies doing business with terrorist entities. These vested dollars go into propping up the economic well being of rogue nations, and allows them to continue genocidal actions against their own people. Read More...

Senate Armed Services Plays Taps for the Constitution -- "It felt yesterday like paying last respects to the Constitution of the United States at the wake orchestrated by the Senate Armed Services Committee, the very reverend John Warner, gentleman for Virginia, presiding. On the surface, the ceremony was about confirming Robert Gates to be secretary of defense. But at a deeper level, it was quite a sorry spectacle, as pretentious heads and patrician manners once trumped courage, and vitiated the prerogative carefully honed by the framers of our Constitution for the Senate to advise and consent."

Bush Text on Baker-Hamilton Report -- President Bush's remarks Wednesday after receiving the report of the Iraq Study Group, as transcribed by the White House.

Gates Confirmed As Secretary of Defense -- The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm Robert Gates as defense secretary, with Democrats and Republicans portraying him as the man who will help overhaul President Bush's Iraq policies.

R.I.P. NYC - A Post 911 Requiem -- "I never found my friends. I saved hundreds of people, but the reason I do what I can to get the word out is that I lost 200 friends who have no way of claiming justice." -William Rodriguez, last man out alive of the WTC.

Say Hello to the Goodbye Weapon -- According to documents obtained for Wired News under federal sunshine laws, the Air Force's Active Denial System, or ADS, has been certified safe after lengthy tests by military scientists in the lab and in war games. Read More...

The SECRET Plan To Stay In Iraq -- CONGRESS CAN ONLY STOP THE IRAQ OCCUPATION BY CUTTING OFF THE FUNDS.

Pa. to weigh privatizing Turnpike -- The state moved a step closer to privatizing the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Wednesday, as Gov. Ed Rendell announced plans to solicit the interest of private firms to lease or buy one of the nation's oldest highways.

Family Sues U.S. Mint Over Rare Coins -- A family is suing the U.S. Mint, saying it illegally seized 10 gold coins that are among the rarest and most valuable in the world that the family found among a dead relative's possessions. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, accuses the Mint of violating the Constitution and breaking federal forfeiture laws by refusing to return the 1933 "double eagle" coins to the family after it handed the coins over to have their authenticity confirmed.

Spence: $2M settlement underscores loss of freedom -- Jackson attorney battles FBI, big government, Patriot Act. Fresh from winning a $2 million settlement in a suit against the FBI for wrongly tying an Oregon lawyer to the Madrid bombing case, Jackson Hole attorney Gerry Spence warned Tuesday of growing fascism in America.

Actor James Brolin Latest Celebrity To Publicly Doubt 9/11 -- Actor James Brolin, the husband of Barbara Streisand, has today become the latest celebrity figure to publicly question the official story behind 9/11, after he encouraged viewers of a top rated ABC talk show to check out a 9/11 truth website.

Judge rewards flagpole lawyer -- Barry Silver took on a long shot when he agreed to represent a Jupiter man against a homeowners association in a tangled legal fight over a flagpole. In a rare decision, a judge ordered the homeowners association to pay Silver twice his regular legal fees - a total of $126,225 - after he successfully argued the case against The Indian Creek Homeowners Association Phase 3B.

Iraq panel demands urgent change -- A major report on US policy in Iraq has called for a new approach and urgent action to stop "a slide towards chaos".

Nuclear Lab Breach Could Be 'Devastating' -- CBS News Exclusive: Data Found In Drug Raid Contains Weapons-Design Secrets. The recent security breach at Los Alamos National Laboratory was very serious, with sensitive materials being taken out of the facility — possibly including information on how to deactivate locks on nuclear weapons, officials tell CBS News.

NEWSFLASH: SENATE TO VOTE ON BAD AER BILL TODAY - (WED) IMMEDIATE, SPECIFIC CALLS NEEDED TO SAVE SUPPLEMENTS -- Please take time out to read this and take action.

GAO report: Hurricane Fraud soaked taxpayers -- Federal investigators say the Federal Emergency Management Agency gave nearly $20 million in duplicate payments to over 7,000 people who claimed damages to the same property from both Katrina and Rita -- hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast only 26 days apart.

Excellent article about Codex Alimentarius -- Three Steps to Diffuse the Ticking Time Bomb Threatening Your Access to Vitamins and Minerals. (Thanks Debbie!)

Bird Flu Watch Is Said to Focus On Wrong Area -- The federal government has been looking in the wrong direction for signs that bird flu has arrived on the U.S. mainland, research suggests. Read More....

Bush Sr breaks down over son -- FORMER US president George H.W. Bush broke down in tears during a speech about his son, not the current president but the outgoing governor of Florida, Jeb Bush.

Uranium deal with China approved -- AUSTRALIA will sell uranium to China from next year after a parliamentary committee approved an export deal today with a call for tighter international safeguards.

Top 10: The best, worst... and craziest uses of RFID -- They've put a chip where?

Government report says the VA failed to spend all money budgeted for mental health services -- VA Faulted on Mental Health Spending!

Iran passes law forcing U.S. visitors to be fingerprinted -- Iran has enacted a law requiring American citizens visiting the country to be fingerprinted upon arrival, an official said Saturday. Conservatives drafted the law in retaliation for the U.S. requirement that Iranian visitors be fingerprinted.

Census Counts 100,000 Contractors in Iraq -- There are about 100,000 government contractors operating in Iraq, not counting subcontractors, a total that is approaching the size of the U.S. military force there, according to the military's first census of the growing population of civilians operating in the battlefield.

OOPS - $10M CDC deal raises questions -- It began when a prominent Atlanta business leader introduced Dr. Julie Gerberding to a man who wanted to be her free management adviser, to help her transform operations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now the agency is scrambling to explain the gyrations it used to give $10 million in business without competition to a consulting firm associated with and recommended by CDC director Gerberding's free adviser.

Flu pandemic--What pandemic? -- IT Caught Off Guard by Flu Pandemic Warning. Call to make quarantine preparations a priority is ‘eye-opener’ for execs.

Journalists Acquitted in Iraq WMD Case -- Three Danish journalists who published classified intelligence reports on Iraq's former weapons program were acquitted Monday on charges of endangering national security.

Pentagon Puts Guantanamo Court Project On Fast Track -- Are we braiding the rope to hang us?

U.S. Army Battling To Save Equipment -- The Army and Marine Corps have sunk more than 40 percent of their ground combat equipment into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to government data. An estimated $17 billion-plus worth of military equipment is destroyed or worn out each year, blasted by bombs, ground down by desert sand and used up to nine times the rate in times of peace. The gear is piling up at depots such as Anniston, waiting to be repaired.

Chavez takes victory swipe at Bush -- Mr Chavez again lashed out at George W.Bush, using some of his favourite terms for the US President.

FBI using cell phone microphones to eavesdrop -- Cell phones are capable of providing more information about us and our whereabouts than we usually realize. We have long since known that cell phones can be used to track users' locations, but now the FBI has begun using them for eavesdropping—even when they are turned off. NOTE: Click here for Some suggested security measures for cell phones

The War on Terror claims doughnuts -- "Imagine our confusion when the guy serving us advised that we could only buy ring doughnuts, not filled, circular doughnuts.

VIDEO: John Conner Crashes ANOTHER College (UCSD) With 9/11 Truth -- John Conner's college campus tour continues at the University of California San Diego.

EPA uses nanotech regulation ploy to target colloidal silver while ignoring all other nanotech particles -- Under the regulations, any silver product that claims it has antibacterial properties must prove the product is safe to be released into the environment. Mike Adams, a consumer health advocate and proponent of colloidal silver, suggested the regulations might work better were they aimed at antibiotics and pharmaceuticals.

Gulf Syndrome Has Believers in Congress - Funding Continues for Illness Scientists Dismiss! -- Fifteen years after the end of the 1991 war with Iraq, a Texas researcher is in line to get as much as $75 million in federal funding to press his studies of "Gulf War syndrome," even though most other scientists long ago discounted his theories.

NAIS - voluntary but mandated -- Bush administration rules out livestock ID requirements. Livestock producers won't be required to take part in a national animal identification system, officials with the Bush administration said.

E. coli outbreak sickens 15 in New Jersey -- Taco Bell restaurant focus of investigation; victims mostly children.

Pfizer stops clinical trials of Torcetrapib -- Citing the 'interests of patient safety', US drug manufacturer Pfizer said it was stopping all clinical trials of the cholesterol-controlling drug Torcetrapib.

Report Faults Training of Afghan Police -- Five years after the fall of the Taliban, a joint report by the Pentagon and the State Department has found that the American-trained police force in Afghanistan is largely incapable of carrying out routine law enforcement work, and that managers of the $1.1 billion training program cannot say how many officers are actually on duty or where thousands of trucks and other equipment issued to police units have gone.

Proud to be an American? -- Video Is a Window Into a Terror Suspect’s Isolation.

Woman doing charitable deed (for troops in iraq) stolen from -- While an East Greenbush woman has been living on a roof in the name of charity, someone burglarized her home. She is raising money to send holiday gifts to troops in Iraq.

FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool -- The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.

Chavez Reelected President of Venezuela: 61.4% of Vote -- With 78 percent of voting stations reporting, Chavez had 61 percent of the vote, to 38 percent for Rosales. Read More...

The best, worst... and craziest uses of RFID -- They've put a chip where? Read More...

A first for America...The Koran replaces the Bible at swearing-in oath -- Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran.

Ask Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Fluoride "Nursery Water" to Infants -- Please ask Wal-Mart to stop this unsafe practice by signing our online petition. Click the above hyperlink for information.

US Commits $100m For Pakistan Education -- Pakistan and the US on Thursday announced an elaborate programme to promote education at all levels in Pakistan with the US committing another $100 million in 2007 in addition to $200 million already provided.

Halliburton Unit to Pay $8 Million for Overbilling -- KBR settlement ends Kosovo case. A Halliburton subsidiary agreed to pay the government $8 million to resolve accusations of overbilling related to the firm's work for the Army in the Balkans, the Justice Department said yesterday.

US Rates Travelers For Terror Risk -- Without their knowledge, millions of Americans and foreigners crossing U.S. borders in the past four years have been assigned scores generated by U.S. government computers rating the risk that the travelers are terrorists or criminals. The travelers are not allowed to see or directly challenge these risk assessments, which the government intends to keep on file for 40 years.

New Rules Make Firms Track E-Mails, IMs -- U.S. companies will need to keep track of all the e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees thanks to new federal rules that go into effect Friday, legal experts say.

U.S. warns of possible Qaeda financial cyber attack -- The U.S. government warned American private financial services on Thursday of an al Qaeda call for a cyber attack against online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning on Friday, a source said.

Bird flu vaccine leaves 10 Canadians dead -- Ten Canadians have died and at least 74 had adverse reactions after taking Tamiflu, but Health Canada didn't issue a public update about the flu drug until Wednesday.

US unveils new citizenship test -- THE US government overnight unveiled a new citizenship test that focuses more on American values and principles than on historical trivia.

Impeachment Day: If Congress Fails To Act The People Will -- Americans are asking Congress to take action, and the action they want are bills of impeachment sent to George W. Bush and Richard Cheney.

Soldier's coffin at center of furor -- A woman says she saw a soldier's flag-draped coffin put into a cart with passengers' baggage last month at the Greater Rochester International Airport, shocking her and other onlookers. Officials dispute the story, saying it is implausible.

White House Fears ACLU Campaign -- Khaled El-Masri was innoncently detained in a secret CIA prison. Now US civil liberties advocates are helping him take the intelligence service to court. His chances of winning the trial are slim -- but his case is stirring up negative publicity for the Bush administration.

 


NOVEMBER 2006   (Re-Fresh Browser for newly added articles)

VIDEO: Halliburton provided contaminated water to Soldiers -- Ben Carter, a former Halliburton/KBR water purification specialist, discusses discovering Halliburton was providing dangerously contaminated water to troops, and the serious long-term implications.

Senators urge probe of Hemophilia drug Factor VII that is being used on our troops -- Two U.S. senators called on the Pentagon yesterday to investigate the military's use of a largely experimental blood-coagulating drug that doctors inject into wounded troops to control bleeding but that has been linked to unexpected and potentially deadly blood clots.

MIDWEST CONCERNED CITIZENS MEETING -- Are you tired of the UN interfering in US affairs? Here's your chance to say so!! Join us at 11am at the Truman Library -- Bring a sign with a message for Mr. Annan and his cronies in crime. Read More for time and location...

30,000 BA passengers alerted after radiation found on two airliners -- Traces of a nuclear material believed to be polonium-210 were found on BA aircraft used on the London-to-Moscow route. A third aircraft was grounded in Moscow last night while tests were carried out to see if it is also contaminated.

San Diego to Ban Wal-Mart Supercenters -- The City Council here voted late Tuesday to ban certain giant retail stores, dealing a blow to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s potential to expand in the nation's eighth-largest city.

Nuclear fallout: Alexander Litvinenko died in agony. Who killed him, and why? -- It was a slow, agonising death. Whatever had poiosoned Alexander Litvinenko destroyed his bone marrow and liver, and eventually triggered a massive heart attack.

Bush Agrees to Speedy Turnover in Iraq -- President Bush said Thursday the United States will speed a turnover of security responsibility to Iraqi forces but assured Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that Washington is not looking for a "graceful exit" from a war well into its fourth violent year.

Bush delays meeting with Maliki as leaked memo casts doubt over Iraqi PM -- George Bush and Nouri al-Maliki put back their summit in Amman until today amid political turmoil in Baghdad and a leaked US memo that casts embarrassing doubt on the ability of Iraq's Prime Minister to get a grip on the crisis.

FDA Panel OKs Celebrex Use for Children -- Federal advisers recommended Wednesday that Pfizer Inc. be allowed to market the painkiller Celebrex as a treatment for children with a devastating form of arthritis, even though they split on whether it was safe.

Iraq Memorial Stirs Bad Blood in Calif. -- Some oppose the hundreds of white wooden crosses planted on a quiet suburban hillside to honor the memory of troops killed in Iraq. Read More...

Over 1,000 War Protest songs! -- Amazing website with over 1,000 War Protest Songs to listen to or download.

Video: Olbermann corrects Bush's 'Vietnam lesson' -- Keith Olbermann says in his latest "Special Comment" on MSNBC's Countdown, "If that's the lesson about Iraq that Mr. Bush sees in Vietnam, then he needs a tutor, or we need somebody else making the decisions about Iraq."

What Will You Do When the Government Demands Your Laptop? -- Courtesy of a decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Customs officials can seize and copy the contents of any laptop carried across a U.S. border. There's no arrest, warrant or probable cause required—just "gimme."

First Teen Vaccination Delivery Program In The Country Funded By Boston Celtics -- Reflecting a long-standing commitment to the youth in New England, The Miriam Hospital and Boston Celtics have teamed up to develop the Boston Celtics "Team Vaccinates Teens" program - the first program in the country that will test and explore vaccine delivery strategies to adolescents.

Stockpile in case of Venezuela vote chaos, US says -- The United States warned people to stockpile food, water and medicine in Venezuela in case a vote on Sunday sparks public disorder as anti-U.S. President Hugo Chavez seeks reelection. In a warning to Americans living in Venezuela, which provides about 12 percent of U.S. oil imports, the U.S. Embassy said on Tuesday it had no information Venezuela would slip into lawlessness.

AWOL Soldier Spent Week Helping Out in New Orleans -- A U.S. Army soldier who fled to Canada rather than return to Iraq spent Thanksgiving week gutting houses flooded more than a year ago by Hurricane Katrina.

Judge Strikes Down Bush On Terror Groups -- A federal judge struck down President Bush's authority to designate groups as terrorists, saying his post-Sept. 11 executive order was unconstitutionally vague, according to a ruling released Tuesday.

Bush says U.S. won't withdraw from Iraq -- Under intense pressure to change course, President Bush on Tuesday rejected suggestions Iraq has fallen into civil war and vowed not to pull U.S. troops out "until the mission is complete."

Struggling U.S. dollar triggers currency concerns -- The sudden weakness of the U.S. dollar began late last week, soon after Chinese officials suggested that holding a lot of dollars might be a losing investment strategy. Investors read that as a signal that the massive trade and financial imbalances between Asia and the U.S. may be about to unwind.

US setbacks see dollar plunge to near 15-year low -- The dollar tumbled to a near a 15-year low against sterling yesterday on fresh signs of economic trouble in the United States.

London stock trader urges move to 'amero'-- In an interview with CNBC, a vice president for a prominent London investment firm yesterday urged a move away from the dollar to the "amero," a coming North American currency, he said, that "will have a big impact on everybody's life, in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico."

Bush's twin daughters' antics spark tabloid frenzy in Buenos Aires -- New York, Nov 28: US Embassy officials have reportedly "strongly suggested" the Bush twins to cut short their trip to Buenos Aires and leave Argentina because of alleged security issues.
Related Article: Assassination Attempts on Bush & and Family? By: Sorcha Faal

Please read before vaccinating!!!!! -- "Vaccine Conspiracy": The First Casualty of War is Truth

Onions and Garlic Protect You From Cancer -- A new study has analyzed the odds of a person developing cancer based on the frequency of their ingestion of garlic and onions. Read More...

The ''Dirty Dozen'' Fruits and Vegetables Containing the Most Pesticides -- The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has produced a new wallet-size Shoppers' Guide listing the 12 fruits and vegetables that are the most contaminated with pesticides (the "Dirty Dozen"), as well as those that generally contain the lowest amount of pesticides (the "Cleanest 12").

Over half the states have changed the navy blue to U.N. blue -- Be sure to check out the color of your state flag!

Marine from area can't walk after reaction to vaccine -- Josef Lopez had only been serving in Iraq for one week when he suddenly lost all ability to move. Now he's in physical therapy at St. John's Hospital, where he's been since mid-November. The doctors didn't immediately know the cause of Lopez's paralysis --they only knew it was moving quickly. It had moved from his toes to his brain stem before they realized that he had a reaction to the smallpox vaccine.

U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes in Iraq -- A mortar attack ignited a huge fire Monday night at an oil facility in northern Iraq, shutting the flow of crude oil to a major refinery, and a U.S. Air Force jet with one pilot aboard crashed in Anbar province, a hotbed of the Sunni-Arab insurgency, officials said. Al-Jazeera reported that the pilot was killed.

Channel Ten in Australia aired 911 In Plane Site late on Saturday night -- two days before the fifth anniversary of the New York and Washington attacks....Labor MP Michael Danby wants Network Ten's programming director sacked after the TV station screened the documentary!

FLIGHT 93 LAWSUIT UPDATE by Devvy Kidd -- Did United Flight 93 land at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on September 11, 2001? That was the focus of the Freedom of Information Act request which was ignored for ten months until a lawsuit was filed.

Police: Shooting Of Elderly Woman "Tragic, Unfortunate" -- Officials say the warrant was a “No Knock” warrant – meaning that the officers did not knock before forcing open the door, but they did announce themselves. Family says 92-year-old shooting victim was 'fearful' and lived alone.

Friends, family demand answers in N.Y. groom shooting -- Several hundred people gathered Sunday for a vigil and rally to demand answers about why officers let fly a flurry of bullets at 23-year-old Sean Bell early Saturday, hours before he was supposed to marry the mother of his two young children.

War protester's fiery suicide provokes questions -- Man's flaming body was meant to be a symbol of rage, but no-one listened.

Wal-Mart Sees Weak Sales as Holiday Season Starts -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. predicted a rare decline in monthly sales over the weekend.

A Pill To Forget? -- Can A Medication Suppress Traumatic Memories? The results could fundamentally change the way accident victims, rape victims, even soldiers are treated after they experience trauma.

Why Are There Four Carriers In The Persian Gulf? -- Scroll down the article to see the carriers.

Radioactive death ignites British health scare -- AUTHORITIES in Britain are trying to calm public concern after radioactive material was found in central London during investigations into the death of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Rate your Doctor -- HERE IS A SITE WHERE ANYWHERE IN AMERICA YOU CAN CHECK OUT YOUR DR. AND RATE HIM WITHOUT EVEN PUTTING IN YOUR NAME. SO TO ALL THE QUACKS OUT THERE ( LOOK OUT )!!

16,000 Single Mothers Serving in Iraq -- When war started in Iraq, a generation of U.S. women became involved as never before - in a wider-than-ever array of jobs, for long deployments, in a conflict with daily bloodshed. More than 155,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

OAXACA, Mexico unrest still continues -- Police, Protesters Clash in Mexican City -- Police fired tear gas at dozens of protesters hurling gasoline bombs, rocks and powerful fireworks near the main square of this southern Mexican city troubled by months of unrest.

Marine deployed despite request for conscientious objector discharge -- A Marine from New Jersey was deployed to Iraq this month despite being recommended for a military discharge by a hearing officer who agreed that the man should receive conscientious objector status.

U.S. involved in Iraq longer than WWII -- As of Sunday, the conflict in Iraq has raged for three years and just over eight months. Only the Vietnam War (eight years, five months), the Revolutionary War (six years, nine months), and the Civil War (four years), have engaged America longer.

BBC News-Payments for prison 'cold turkey' -- Nearly 200 prisoners and former inmates forced to stop taking drugs by going "cold turkey" are to receive payments.

Before you eat -- Know this , S. 3546 will make nutritional supplements more expensive, and may pave the way for making them harder to get. The time to stop this from happening is now. So even though you're distracted by the upcoming Holiday please take a moment now to ask Congress to oppose S. 3546.

AFGHANISTAN: Polio vaccination campaign targets children in vulnerable south -- Afghanistan has begun its latest drive to vaccinate millions of children under five against the crippling polio virus, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) officials have said.

Tapes Provide First Glimpse of Secret Gitmo Panels -- Audio recordings obtained by NPR provide the outside world with its first window into the secret world of military tribunals at the U.S. prison camp for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Top-Secret Torture -- The Bush administration claims detainees can't disclose how they were treated.

European Cities Do Away with Traffic Signs -- Are streets without traffic signs conceivable? Seven cities and regions in Europe are giving it a try -- with good results. No Traffic signs equals nicer People (long overdue)!

Syria, Iraq restore ties to combat militants -- Iraq and Syria restored full diplomatic relations on Tuesday after a 24-year rift in a move Iraq hopes can help stem what it says is Syrian support for militants and encourage other Arab states to rally to its aid.

Kucinich Calls for Cutting Off Iraq War Funds -- Congressman Kucinich called Wednesday for cutting off funding of the Iraq war, as the surest way out of Iraq. His statements were made in an interview by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman.

Australia researching missile defence -- AUSTRALIA is moving closer to acquiring a ballistic missile defence capability with Defence Minister Brendan Nelson commissioning research on how such a system could be installed on new warships.

ID swipe at NJ bars stores age, personal information -- Bouncers at some New Jersey bars and night clubs are using a high-tech identification device to obtain more information than just the ages of their patrons.

Special video made just for The Power Hour regarding 911 Conspiracy Interview with Glenn Beck with Dave VonKleist -- Take time to check it out. A BIG "thank you" goes out to Wayne!
**Alternative link is also on google!

Is Depleted Uranium the suspect behind Military Suicides? -- The use of depleted uranium (D.U.)—more properly nuclear waste—and other substances in Iraq and Afghanistan cannot be ruled out as a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reported by U.S., Coalition, and NATO veterans.

ANOTHER FLU VACCINE PUSH COMING SOON by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO -- CDC officials are planning a massive media blitz during the week of November 27 to December 3, 2006 to promote "National Influenza Vaccination Week."

Reno Files Challenge to Terror Law -- Former Attorney General Janet Reno and seven other former Justice Department officials filed court papers Monday arguing that the Bush administration is setting a dangerous precedent by trying a suspected terrorist outside the court system.

Edible food wrap kills deadly E. coli bacteria -- Researchers have improved upon an edible coating for fresh fruits and vegetables by enabling it to kill deadly E. coli bacteria while also providing a flavor-boost to food. Composed of apple puree and oregano oil, which acts as a natural antibacterial agent, the coating shows promise in laboratory studies of becoming a long-lasting, potent alternative to conventional produce washes.

Someone Tell Bush We Lost Vietnam -- "What did we achieve in the end? The United States fled the South Vietnamese capital, Saigon, to escape the invading North Vietnamese Army. North Vietnam "freed" the South from yankee imperialists and set about "reeducating" the South Vietnamese. News flash George. WE LOST!"

Looking for Cheney -- In the 10 days since President Bush fired Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, one figure is eerily missing from public view and public accounts of what occurred: Vice President Dick Cheney. As usual, America's de facto prime minister is either literally or metaphorically in an undisclosed location.

Milk, rBST, & Monsanto's Rats -- We're Drinking What?

New Bond Film Highlights 9/11 Insider Trading -- In a twenty first century update, the new James Bond Movie, Casino Royale, directly references 9/11 and highlights the fact that massive manipulation of airline stocks prior to the attacks account for a leading motive behind the event.

Bush shrugs off Indonesia protests -- US President George W. Bush wrapped up a gruelling Asian tour, shrugging off angry anti-American protests in Indonesia and receiving some advice on exiting Iraq from the country's president.

Students Dropping Out of High School Reaches Epidemic Levels -- A recent study by the Department of Education found that 31 percent of American students were dropping out or failing to graduate in the nation's largest 100 public school districts.

US is unfriendly to visitors: so says a survey -- The United States is the world's most unfriendly country for international travelers, a survey suggests.

US military space programs face cuts -- US military space programs are facing budget cuts in 2008 as the Pentagon tightens its belt to fund wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hemophilia drug used on GIs labeled risk -- A blood-coagulating drug designed to treat rare forms of hemophilia is being used on critically wounded U.S. troops in Iraq despite evidence it can cause clots that lead to strokes, heart attacks and death in other patients, The (Baltimore) Sun reported for Sunday's editions.

VIDEO: "And I didn't speak up" -- "You have rights and a voice...so speak up."

UPDATE: "V" Makes A Mark In DC -- Plans are now underway for a GiveMeLiberty 2007 Conference. Most likely it will take place in DC on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On one of those days we hope to assemble 1,000 “V” demonstrators on the street in support of our Right to Petition the Government for Redress of constitutional torts, including our Right to a Response and our Right of Enforcement if Government does not respond to our proper, constitutionally based Petitions for Redress.

Bush arrives to anger in Indonesia -- President Bush's unpopularity in the world's most populous Muslim nation made security jitters and angry protests the hallmarks of Monday's six-hour trip to court Indonesian favor.

Poisoned Russian ex-spy 'serious' -- A former Russian KGB colonel living in Britain and poisoned by the toxic chemical thallium remains in a serious condition in hospital.

US paves way for Russia WTO entry -- Russia and the US have signed a bilateral agreement that allows Russia to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) after 12 years of negotiations.

Bush keeps bird flu a top priority, visits lab in Vietnam -- U.S. President George W. Bush toured a bird flu lab Monday and praised Vietnam for its successful battle against the disease, pledging U.S. support and urging Southeast Asia to prepare for a potential pandemic.

Police say suicide bomber may try to infiltrate anti-Bush protests -- Indonesian security forces were investigating unconfirmed reports that a suicide bomber was planning to infiltrate demonstrations during U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to the Muslim nation on Monday, police said.

Global Hawk drone to land Monday at Beale Air Force Base -- They've become a fixture in the skies over Iraq and Afghanistan, a new breed of unmanned aircraft operated with remote controls by "pilots" sitting in virtual cockpits many miles away. But the Air Force's Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft has never flown a mission over the United States. That is set to change Monday, when the first Global Hawk lands at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville.

YOU TUBE VIDEO:  Student shocked, tortured for defending constitutional rights -- A horror video that wouldn't look out of place in Maoist China or Nazi Germany shows a student being repeatedly shot with a stun gun by UCLA police for the crime of not showing his ID. NOTE: (Language may be offensive to some)

Shingles vaccine planned for 2007 -- A SHINGLES vaccine could be included on the national immunisation program after its manufacturer today said it intended to apply. CSL said it hoped to have Zosovax registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration in April next year.

Royal Society Tells Exxon: Stop Funding Climate Change Denial -- In an unprecedented step, the Royal Society, Britain's premier scientific academy, has written to the oil giant to demand that the company withdraws support for dozens of groups that have "misrepresented the science of climate change by outright denial of the evidence."

Democrat Rangel: Bring back the draft -- New York congressman says he'll introduce legislation to beef up number of U.S. troops.

Joint Pain in Gulf War Syndrome Appears Not To Be Inflammatory But Rather Neurological: Presented at ACR-ARHP -- Joint pain in veterans with Gulf War syndrome appears to be a stress response similar to fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, rather than an inflammatory one, researchers reported here at the American College of Rheumatology - Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting (ACR-ARHP).

Georgia Based Army Unit to Serve Third Tour -- The Army's 3rd Infantry Division, which helped lead the charge to Baghdad at the outset of the war, will return next year and become the first Army division to serve three tours in Iraq.

Job Cuts Begin at NBC News -- NBC News has begun carrying out layoffs that it said last month were coming as part of a corporate restructuring, affecting mostly off-camera workers on "Dateline NBC,""Today" and "NBC Nightly News."

Taser incident at UCLA under review -- The move came in response to student demands voiced earlier Friday at a news conference and subsequent rally, where speakers said the shocking of Mostafa Tabatabainejad, 23, sent a chill across the campus. "As students we feel our safety is endangered, and we do not feel safe on campus," said Sabiha Ameen, president of the Muslim Students Association.

VaxGen Wins Extension on Anthrax Vaccine -- VaxGen Inc., a California biotechnology firm, said that the government had given it more time to conduct human testing of its anthrax vaccine, postponing a decision on whether the program should be canceled.

Indonesians protest ahead of Bush visit -- Warmly greeted by world leaders in Vietnam, President Bush drew a different reaction Sunday at his upcoming stop in Indonesia, where thousands angrily protested America's policy in the Middle East and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Indonesia on terror alert over Bush visit -- Indonesian police have warned the threat of an attack by al-Qaeda-linked militants has increased sharply ahead of US President George Bush's visit to the world's most populous Muslim country.

Embittered Insiders Turn Against Bush -- The sense of Bush abandonment accelerated during the final weeks of the campaign with the publication of a former aide's book accusing the White House of moral hypocrisy and with Vanity Fair quoting Adelman, Richard N. Perle and other neoconservatives assailing White House leadership of the war.

Illegal immigrants seek residency in 9/11 bill -- Group pursues residency for many who lost family in Sept. 11 attacks.

Powerful 9/11 Info Hits Prime-Time TV for First Time -- Low-Brow FOX Hit-Piece Fails to Counter Evidence of an Inside Job.

Huge concrete foundation poured for WTC building -- Construction crews marked a major milestone in the redevelopment of Ground Zero, pouring the colossal concrete foundations for the central core of the 1,776-foot skyscraper. Workers at Ground Zero pour concrete - more than 500 cubic yards of it - to lay foundation for Freedom Tower.

Rice warns Iraqis: 'Unite or you don't have a future' -- Iraqis 'don't have a future' if they give in to the sectarian tensions that are tearing apart their society, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said during a visit to Vietnam yesterday in one of the starkest warnings on the present violent trajectory of the country.

China admits organ tourism -- Following years of denial, China has acknowledged that foreigners who can pay more than native Chinese have been given preference for organ transplants and that "donors" for the operation have often been executed prisoners.

India test-fires nuclear-capable missile -- India successfully test-fired a medium-range nuclear-capable missile on Sunday, days after its rival Pakistan launched a similar missile.

Bush asks China for aid with North Korea -- President Bush sought Chinese President Hu Jintao's help on dual fronts Sunday, aiming to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions and encourage the Chinese people to buy more U.S. goods. Capping a three-day stay in Vietnam's capital, Bush also asked for help from Moscow in the North Korea nuclear dispute and celebrated a deal allowing Russia to join the World Trade Organization. (be sure to check out the UN Blue and Orange colors in the photo)

US radio group Clear Channel sold to consortium for $26.7bn -- Clear Channel Communications, the biggest radio broadcaster in the US, is being taken over in a $26.7bn (£14.1bn) deal that ranks among the biggest private equity acquisitions of all time.

Senate Dems plan overhaul of military tribunals bill -- Gearing up for a major clash with the Bush administration and Republicans in Congress, several key Senate Democrats are planning to overhaul the newly minted legislation governing military tribunals of detainees.

U.S. Airstrikes Climb Sharply in Afghanistan -- The Air Force has conducted more than 2,000 airstrikes in Afghanistan over the past six months, a sharp increase in bombing that reflects the growing demand for American air cover since NATO has assumed a larger ground combat role, Air Force officials said.

Mom questions Marine's death in California military hospital -- Marine Sgt. William C. Wold didn't die in Iraq but Iraq still killed him, said his mother. The 23-year-old Camas, Wash., man was found dead Friday morning in his room at a military medical facility near San Diego, where he was undergoing treatment and evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Head of Military Commissions Quits -- As the Bush administration gears up for another try at prosecuting suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, it’ll have to proceed without the retired Army major general who’s run the effort since 2004.

Bush: Vietnam War Offered Lessons for Iraq -- President Bush, on his first visit to a country where America lost a two-decade-long fight against communism, said Friday the Vietnam War's lesson for today's confounding Iraq conflict is that freedom takes time to trump hatred. Notice the UN Blue Tie!

NAFTA Super Highway Map & Video -- This map is a conceptualization of the Super Highways now underway to connect the United States, Canada, and Mexico to help bring about the creation of a North American Union similar to the European Union.

VIDEO: John Conner Visits San Diego State University and hands out FREE copies of Loose Change Second Edition -- Video documents his Visit to San Diego State University to wake the students there up to 9/11 Truth.

Edible food wrap kills deadly E. coli bacteria -- Researchers have improved upon an edible coating for fresh fruits and vegetables by enabling it to kill deadly E. coli bacteria while also providing a flavor-boost to food. Composed of apple puree and oregano oil, which acts as a natural antibacterial agent, the coating shows promise in laboratory studies of becoming a long-lasting, potent alternative to conventional produce washes.

More than 700 fall sick on cruise ship -- More than 700 passengers and crew members aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise have fallen ill with flu-like symptoms, cruise line officials said. Outbreak on trans-Atlantic Carnival line believed to be norovirus.

Hospital Infections Kill More Than Cars, AIDS, Breast Cancer -- A hospital visit may be more dangerous to your health than you realize.

ISRAEL LOBBY SAYS PENTAGON ‘INFILTRATED’ -- Aleading voice of the pro-Israel lobby is pushing for an old-style “witchhunt”—under the guise of “homeland security”—to identify (and expel) individuals in the U.S. government and our military who are suspected of being hostile to Israel. Read More...

GOOGLE VIDEO: 9/11 VENDETTA past, present & future -- Be sure to check it out!

Congressional Record - "Sale of Weapons" information -- UPDATE ON BNL INVESTIGATION (House of Representatives - January 21, 1993) the gentleman from Texas [Mr. Gonzalez] was recognized for 60 minutes. "Mr. GONZALEZ - I take the floor today to update my colleagues on the Banking Committee's investigation of Banca Nationzale del Lavoro, or the BNL as it is popularly known. Since we adjourned last October, much has transpired and a lot of things have happened that I want to bring my colleagues up to date on." Read More...

Glenn Beck: 'Islamic Extremism' Greatest Threat to U.S. -- CNN TV host Glenn Beck tells NewsMax that he believes "Islamic extremism is the biggest threat to our way of life since World War Two and we'll never be able to fight it – if we can't see it."

9/11 suspect convicted of accessory to murder -- A Moroccan man was convicted Thursday of acting as an accessory to murder in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks by a federal appeals court that ruled that he played a direct role in the plot.

Blair urges White House to shift focus to Israel-Palestine conflict -- Tony Blair made an open plea yesterday to George Bush to recognise that a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies at the core of any hopes for wider peace in the Middle East, including Iraq.

Immune system cells linked to heart failure -- The immune system and, more specifically, cells recruited from it are key players in the muscle dysfunction that results in some forms of heart failure, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Lame Duck Congress Threatening To Pass Anti-Supplement Bill -- there is an attempt to attach a new law onto an existing bill that would give the FDA greater powers to remove dietary supplements from the marketplace and put a heavy burden on smaller dietary supplement companies. PLEASE inform your members of Congress to vote NO on S.3546 and any House companion bill, just click on the take action now button on the above link.

She Survived Iraq - Then Shot Herself At Home -- Two weeks after she got home, she shot and killed herself. "Women experience stronger forms of post-traumatic stress disorder and have higher PTSD rates, experts say. Her husband asks why the Navy didn't do more to help her.

Company Ross Perot Built Is Now Hiring, in Mexico -- The Perot Systems Corporation, which manages information technology for companies, is setting up a technology center in Guadalajara where it expects to employ 270 engineers by the middle of next year.

How the Carlyle Group acquired the White House -- It was bad enough when the Carlyle Group bought Dunkin' Donuts last year, forcing millions of conscientious caffeine addicts to look elsewhere for their daily fix. Now, it appears Carlyle has added 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to its formidable portfolio of acquisitions.

Condoleezza Rice Where Hast Thou Been? Condi? -- The magical disappearance of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice starting with her foreign trip approximately two weeks before Election Day. Between around October 16th until early on Tuesday, November 14th, Secretary Rice was maintaining the lowest of low profiles.

Intelligence sources question Gates' independence from Cheney, Rumsfeld -- Many current and former intelligence experts, officers, and policy makers are questioning the rationale for the seemingly unexpected nomination of Robert M. Gates to the post of Secretary of Defense, RAW STORY has learned.

Widows sue to get Wiccan symbols on veterans' headstones -- The lawsuit claims the VA has made "excuse after excuse" for more than nine years for not approving the pentacle, and argues that constitutional rights of freedom of speech, religion and due process have been violated by the department's not acting on requests to allow the symbol.

CIA Finally Acknowledges Existence of Presidential Order on Detention Facilities Abroad -- In response to an ongoing lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, the CIA has acknowledged the existence of two documents authorizing it to detain and interrogate terrorism suspects overseas. For more than two years, the CIA had refused to either deny or confirm the existence of the documents and had argued in court that doing so could jeopardize national security.

Plan to handle bird flu deaths -- Australia: THE Howard Government is stockpiling body bags at secret locations across the country in readiness for a bird flu outbreak. It is understood health authorities are planning on up to 5000 casualties if avian influenza occurs in Australia.

Bush Warned Not To Sidestep Congress On Bolton Nomination -- "It would be directly at odds with the Senate's advice and consent function," says constitutional lawyer Christopher Rhee of a potential Bush administration move to reappoint Bolton without Congressional approval.

As many as 150 kidnapped from Baghdad research institute -- Gunmen in Iraqi police commando uniforms kidnapped up to 150 staff members from a government research institute in downtown Baghdad on Tuesday morning in the largest mass abduction since the start of the U.S. occupation.

No One Can COMPEL You to Get A Marriage License! -- OBLIGATIONS OF MARRIAGE LICENSES.

'Torture Taxis' Make Regular Stops in Las Vegas -- This is the story of so called rendition planes, otherwise known as torture taxis. They are civilian aircraft often owned by companies suspected of being fronts for the CIA. The planes are used to travel abroad, kidnap suspects, and take them to dark places at the ends of the earth, from which few ever return.

Tamiflu linked to abnormal behavior -- The maker of the antiviral medication Tamiflu issued a new warning for the flu drug Monday, saying patients must be closely monitored for potential psychiatric problems, including delirium and suicide.

Natural chemical 'beats morphine' -- The human body produces a natural painkiller several times more potent than morphine, research suggests.

Harvard Study Links Red Meat To Breast Cancer -- Younger women who eat red meat regularly appear to face an increased risk for a common form of breast cancer, according to a large, well-known Harvard study of women's health.

Vets face hurdles when claiming benefits -- A recent report by AMVETS, a national veterans service organization representing all of the military branches, found that understaffing and underfunding makes it impossible for Veterans Affairs to properly serve veterans, even as a new group of veterans returns from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Joe LieberBush -- The last two races that Joe Lieberman ran, his opponent got exactly 448,077 votes. In 2000 the opponent was a Republican, and in 2006 the opponent was a Democrat.

Australia among worst 10 on climate change -- AUSTRALIA ranks among the world's 10 worst countries in dealing with climate change, a new report says.

Why I Never Get Flu Shots by Chet Day -- Do you want any of the following vaccine constituents in YOUR bloodstream? READ MORE....

Most Americans Surprised, Concerned that 90 Percent of Flu Shots Contain the Toxin Mercury -- Health Officials' Aggressive Flu Shot Campaign May Disregard Safety, According to Survey of 9,000 Americans
74 Percent of Respondents Unaware Flu Shots Contain Mercury, 78 Percent Disagree with CDC About Vaccinating Pregnant Women and Children.

Cops forgot explosives left under Blenman pupil's desk -- Officers forgot to retrieve a training aid that contained explosives, and it was left under a student's desk at Blenman Elementary School, at 1695 N. Country Club Road, Allen said.

The "V" Story - “V” Meets The Secret Service -- On Monday, November 6, 2006, “V” visited security check points at the White House, the main Treasury, IRS and Justice Department Buildings and the Capitol. Read more on "V". (there is also a video at the end of the article documenting V’s visit to the Capital and his valiant efforts to Petition the officials of the Government.
How to get a "V" costume

William Rodriguez Supports Venezuela's National Assembly resolution on 9/11 -- "We have worked non-stop with the officials of Venezuela to bring the truth to them. I am glad that our efforts are having the support of world leaders and we are continuing to bring the real experiences to other world leaders as well," Rodriguez said.

Impeachment Poll -- Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment?

Lifting the Fog on 9/11: Experts Present Scientific Evidence at UC Berkeley -- An all day symposium, titled "Lifting the Fog", took place Saturday at the Valley Life Science Building at UC Berkeley. To an auditorium full of attentive listeners, a number of experts (most notably Dr. Steven Jones, a renowned physicist) gathered to present their findings about the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.

Israeli Snipers Killing US Troops In Iraq -- Anderson Cooper of CNN showed this video of snipers killing U.S. troops in Iraq on his October 18, 2006 show. CNN says it obtained the video from a "representative" of an unnamed "insurgent leader." Bear in mind that Anderson Cooper used to work for the CIA.

Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse -- A Lawsuit In Germany Will Seek A Criminal Prosecution Of The Outgoing Defense Secretary And Other US Officials For Their Alleged Role In Abuses At Abu Ghraib And Gitmo

Cardinals To Honor Tillman With Statue, Place In Ring Of Honor -- Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 after quitting the NFL's Arizona Cardinals to join the U.S. Army Rangers, is scheduled to be honored by the team this weekend. During a ceremony at halftime of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Cardinals plan to induct Tillman into the University of Phoenix Stadium's Ring of Honor.

Former Rep. Mark Foley remains at Sierra Tucson center near Tucson -- Former Rep. Mark Foley, who resigned over sexually explicit messages sent to male congressional pages, is remaining in treatment for alcoholism beyond his initial 30-day stay, his attorney said Wednesday.

IAF negotiates purchase of 100 F-35 fighter jets in $5 billion deal -- Guess where the $5 billion comes from?

Depleted Uranium behind the surge in Cancer rates in Iraq -- Up till now, the battlefield remains a radioactive toxic wasteland -- and depleted uranium munitions remain a mystery despite many studies and many attempts by scientists to fully discover its secrets.

CNN editors pull Palestinian quotes, replace with US -- CNN editors replaced all Palestinian quotations with quotes from the US and Israel in its story 'U.S. vetoes U.N. condemnation of Israel's Gaza strikes'. The new, more prominent article begins with the exact same wording as the original, but all Palestinian remarks are gone.

Chinese imports drying up Louisiana catfish industry -- It might look home-grown, taste similar and even be labeled as such, but many consumers don't realize that the catfish on their plate is actually a Chinese import that is increasingly drying up Louisiana's catfish farming industry.

Florida 'Missing' 18,000 E-Votes in Close Race -- Irregularities in Sarasota County House of Representatives race spur Florida recount and calls for revote.

Pentagon Weighing Iraq Options -- The Pentagon is conducting a major review of the military’s Iraq strategy to determine “what’s going wrong and should be changed” to attain US objectives in the war-torn country, the nation’s top general has revealed.

Eglin hospital administrator faces rape charges -- The chief of patient administration at the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., hospital could face life in prison on charges he drugged, kidnapped and raped other men, including airmen.

Superbug brought back by Iraq war casualties -- UK NEWS: The Health Protection Agency has urged NHS hospitals to step up their infection control measures as a result of the outbreaks of a strain of the superbug Acinetobacter baumannii which is resistant to many types of antibiotics.

The Secret World of Robert Gates -- There are lingering questions about whether Gates is a trustworthy public official.

MI5: 30 terror plots being planned in UK -- MI5 has identified 30 major terrorist plots being planned in Britain and is targeting more than 1,600 individuals actively engaged in promoting attacks here and abroad, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, the head of the agency, warns today.

Sen. Reid Backs Lieberman for Homeland Security Chairmanship -- Newly re-elected Sen. Joe Lieberman has been promised by Sen. Harry Reid – who is in line to become the next Senate Majority Leader – that he will support Lieberman’s efforts to become chairman of the powerful Homeland Security Committee.

Woman charged under UK terrorism act -- A 22-year-old woman has been charged with a series of offences after British police found terrorist handbooks and weapons manuals on a computer hard drive.

Skin patches instead of shots? -- Dreaded vaccinations one day could be as simple as sticking on a Band-Aid _ ouchless and do-it-yourself. Early tests of skin-patch vaccines are beginning in hundreds of volunteers, one version designed to protect against the flu and another to prevent travelers' diarrhea.

Friction already evident as Bush meets Democrat leaders -- Discord was already in the air yesterday as Democrats, coming off of their victory over the Republicans in Tuesday's midterm elections, made clear they wanted changes in key policy areas, especially in the US troop presence in Iraq.

Push for deadly virus vaccine -- Australia: ALL children will be vaccinated against a potentially deadly gastro disease under a plan now being considered by the Federal Government.

Italy Wants US To Press Israel, Rethink Afghan War -- Italy's Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema called on the United States on Friday to refocus its foreign policy following midterm elections, saying it was time to stand up to Israeli hawks over the Palestinian conflict.

The Reality Of Feed At Animal Factories -- Over the last 50 years, the way food animals are raised and fed has changed dramatically—to the detriment of both animals and humans. Many people are surprised to find that most of the food animals in the United States are no longer raised on farms at all. Instead they come from crowded animal factories, also known as large confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

UPDATE: Elementary Student Threatened With Psychiatric Evaluation After Visiting 9/11 Websites -- The fifth grade student who was recently disciplined for accessing 9/11 websites at school, such as Infowars.com, may now be forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

Bush 'open to suggestions' on Iraq -- US President George W. Bush, signalling a more conciliatory approach after electoral losses this week, said he was "open to any idea or suggestion" on the Iraq war.

Bush picks Robert Gates as his new Defense secretary -- President George W. Bush is once again turning to a trusted warhorse from his father’s administration. But the Gates nomination also could remind the new Democratic Congress about controversies from the George H.W. Bush era as well.
Who is Robert Michael Gates -- Involvement in the Iran-Contra Scandal:
Owing to his senior status in the CIA, Gates was close to many figures who played significant roles in the Iran/contra affair and was in a position to have known of their activities.
Rumsfeld Replacement (Robert Gates) Was Director Of Voting Company -- Gates was on the board of directors of VoteHere, a strange little company that was the biggest elections industry lobbyist for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). VoteHere spent more money than ES&S, Diebold, and Sequoia combined to help ram HAVA through. And HAVA, of course, was a bill sponsored by by convicted Abramoff pal Bob Ney and K-street lobbyist buddy Steny Hoyer ((D-MD) odds-on favorite to become the new House Majority Leader, Tom Delay's old job). HAVA put electronic voting on steroids.

Veteran's who won & lost in Election -- Former Navy officers and enlisted sailors fell short in Tuesday's elections, with 10 of the 12 who ran for national office - most of them as Democrats - going down to defeat despite the midterm wave that returned control of the
U.S. House of Representatives to the Democratic Party.

Nifong beats two challengers to remain Durham D.A. -- Nifong (known for the prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players on rape charges), a Democrat, pulled in less than half the votes but finished with a healthy lead over his closest challenger, Lewis Cheek. Nifong had 26,116 votes, or 49 percent, and Cheek finished with 20,875 votes, or 39 percent. Write-in candidate Steve Monks had 6,193 votes, or 12 percent, according to the complete but unofficial results.

CNN Poll: What effect will Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation have in Iraq? -- The Poll is located on the right hand side of the column-near the bottom.

POLL: How would you grade Rumsfeld's performance as defense secretary? -- Check out the poll results.

Rumsfeld stepping down -- After six years on the job, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will resign, President Bush said Wednesday. (Nov. 8, 2006)

KENTUCKY: STATEWIDE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DRILL TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK -- The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) will coordinate a major statewide disaster preparedness exercise Nov. 8-9, involving several state and federal partners. The two-day drill is designed to test the state’s ability to order, receive and distribute medicines and supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) in the event of a statewide public health emergency.

MASONIC CHIP For Kids: Sponsored by Grand Masters of Masons inNorth America -- CTCHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever increasing problem of missing children. The Connecticut Freemasons are in the process of bringing this fine program to communities throughout Connecticut. In the weeks ahead, The Connecticut Grand Lodge will be working with other sponsoring agencies to develop a consistent and successful CTCHIP program as part of our ongoing commitment to children and families. This program will be brought free of charge to every Connecticut family who wishes to participate.

European Reaction: "End of a Six Year Nightmare" -- Midterm elections in the United States have dealt a severe blow to the White House, it would seem the Europeans are relishing dealing with a weakened president. There is even a hint of schadenfreude on this side of the Atlantic -- and some relief.

Bush battered as Democrats seize House -- Americans delivered a sharp rebuke to President George Bush and the Republican leadership in Congress, sweeping Democrats into power in the House for the first time in a dozen years and dismantling most if not all of the Republican Senate majority.

Democrat McCaskill Defeats GOP Sen. Talent in Missouri Senate Race -- Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill defeated Republican Sen. Jim Talent in one of the nation's most closely contested Senate races, significantly boosting Democratic hopes of seizing control of the chamber from Republicans.

Computer glitches disrupt voting -- "We're getting reports from all over the place. I can't get them up on our website fast enough," said Warren Stewart, the policy director of VoteTrustUSA, a watchdog organisation. "Machines of all different makes are breaking down."

Voter smashes touch-screen machine in Allentown -- A man who reportedly believed Republicans were conspiring to steal yesterday's election entered an Allentown polling site, signed in and proceeded to smash the screen of one of the electronic voting machines with a metal cat paperweight, poll volunteers said.

IRS to Use Bounty Hunters to Collect Taxes -- The US Congress has authorized the IRS to contract with private collection agencies (PCA) to help collect tax debts.

Cell phone hazards to you and society -- The truth of cell phones has been buried by the industry, the health officials and governments. Health effects from radiation exposure is being allowed to continue.

5th Grader Disciplined for Visiting 9/11 Website -- A fifth grader named 'Mark' reported to Alex Jones' Infowars TV show by phone that he had been sent home with a disciplinary report for visiting 9/11 Truth websites such as Infowars.com.

Australian drought driving farmers to desperation -- Australia's worsening drought is driving farmers to suicide and government funds should be used to help them leave increasingly unviable land, scientists and politicians said.

PM backs closing wetlands for drinking water supply -- Prime Minister John Howard says he will support the closure of wetlands if it is necessary to secure drinking water during the drought.

Navy attorney is ousted after victory for Gitmo inmate - Swift justice, then Swift Booted -- He proved to the world that our legal system is not a sham. And if anyone in authority had a clue, Lt. Commander Charles Swift would now be the poster boy for American legal values.

`Pineapple Express' slams B.C. coast -- An intense storm propelled by a typhoon in Asia slammed into B.C.'s West Coast early Monday, releasing a torrent of heavy rain that one Environment Canada meteorologist said was as relentless as a tropical storm.

Australia's drought could be worst in 1,000 years -- The drought gripping Australia could be the worst in 1,000 years, government officials said on Tuesday, as Australia started to draw up emergency plans to secure long-term water supplies to towns and cities.

Ortega heading to victory -- Overcoming a concerted U.S. drive to thwart his comeback, former Marxist revolutionary Daniel Ortega on Monday appeared headed to a clear victory in Nicaraguan presidential elections.

Japanese develop 'female' android -- Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet - a "female" android named Repliee Q1Expo. Read the above link then view some "in action" video footage.
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HBO SPECIAL Hacking Democracy - Google Video -- Posted for those that do not have access to HBO or simply missed seeing the video.

Skin Patches Instead of Shots? -- Dreaded vaccinations one day could be as simple as sticking on a Band-Aid -- ouchless and do-it-yourself.

Plan to create human-cow embryos -- UK scientists have applied for permission to create embryos by fusing human DNA with cow eggs.

Gulf fishermen upset over required monitoring system -- Commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico are upset over a new regulation that requires them to install vessel monitoring systems which allow authorities to know their location. Federal rules taking effect Dec. 7 require that commercial fishermen with permits to operate in the gulf install the satellite-based system on their boats. Fishermen face fines or permit loss if the system isn't installed in time.

Saddam sentenced to death by hanging -- Iraq's High Tribunal on Sunday found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang for the 1982 killing of 148 Shiites in the city of Dujail.
Saddam's appeal starts amid deep Iraq divisions -- Judges put Saddam Hussein's appeal process into motion on Monday as Baghdad found itself once more under round-the-clock curfew after the ousted president's death sentence stirred Iraq's sectarian tensions.

Baby 'mercy killing' debate call -- Doctors are calling for a debate over proposals for the 'mercy killing' of severely disabled babies. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists wants a discussion over whether "deliberate intervention" to cause death should be legalised. Withdrawing treatment is already permitted in some cases.

Has America finally lost faith in Bush? -- On Tuesday George Bush’s Republican party is expected to lose power in the House of Representatives and — possibly — the Senate. Sarah Baxter in Washington considers whether we are on the brink of a new era in American politics.

More Americans head overseas for health care -- With an estimated 45 million uninsured Americans, some 500,000 trekked overseas last year for medical treatment, according to the National Coalition on Health Care. Asian hospitals in Thailand, India and Singapore have long been swarmed by medical tourists looking for tummy tucks and face lifts, but many glitzy, marble-floored facilities are now gaining reputations for big-ticket procedures including heart surgery, knee and back operations.

Military newspapers demand Rumsfeld be sacked -- A respected group of U.S. military newspapers is calling for President Bush to sack Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld. In a hard-hitting editorial, to be published on Monday by the Army Times, the Navy Times, the Air Force Times, and the Marine Corps Times, the Newspapers say active-military officers are questioning the planning, and execution of the Iraq war, and its prospects for success.

Anthrax Vaccine Contract in Peril -- VaxGen Inc.'s troubled $877.5 million federal contract to produce a new anthrax vaccine hit another snag Friday that delayed delivery of the shots a third time and jeopardized the struggling company's future. The Food and Drug Administration is concerned the vaccine will lose its potency too fast to be effective and halted a pivotal human test of the experimental drug, the company said. In a conference call with analysts, VaxGen officials said the vaccine lost potency over time, but its scientists didn't believe the loss was significant.

U.S. Plans to Screen All Who Enter, Leave Country -- The federal government disclosed details yesterday of a border-security program to screen all people who enter and leave the United States, create a terrorism risk profile of each individual and retain that information for up to 40 years.

SONG: In God We Still Trust by Diamond Rio -- Be sure to check it out.

Dell Kiosk Pictures -- Along with some questions The Power Hour listeners should be asking DELL.

VeriMed Chip Information -- VeriMed Chip website that was discussed on TPH today Nov. 3, 2006.

U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Primer -- Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein.

UK: Army forced to admit clinically obese because of recruiting crisis -- UK: Now Army chiefs have changed the rules allowing youngster who are clinically obese to sign on as soldiers.

Iran Test-Fires Longer Range Missile -- Iran test-fired dozens of missiles, including the Shahab-3 that can reach Israel, in military maneuvers Thursday that it said were aimed at putting a stop to the role of world powers in the Persian Gulf region.

THE ARCHITECTS OF WAR: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? -- President Bush has not fired any of the architects of the Iraq war. In fact, a review of the key planners of the conflict reveals that they have been rewarded – not blamed – for their incompetence. Read More...

Official: Israel ignoring U.S. plan to leave Iraq -- Israeli political and defense officials are ignoring the preparations to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, even though such a move is expected to have major strategic ramifications for Israel, said senior officials in Jerusalem yesterday.

Are Israelis gearing up to bomb Iran? -- The appointment of Israel’s new deputy PM raises fears of a new catastrophe, says Robert Fox.

Limbaugh interview with Bush -- During an interview with conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh, US President George Bush expressed deep concerns about the possibility of the United States leaving the Middle East, raising fears that extremists could topple governments to "control oil resources."
READ THE TRANSCRIPT by clicking here!

Depleted uranium risk 'ignored' -- A senior UN scientist said research showing how depleted uranium could cause cancer was withheld. "Material enters the body and the blood stream, potentially affecting bone marrow, the lymphatic system and the kidneys." The research was not included in the WHO report, and Dr Baverstock believes it was blocked.

Diebold Gives HBO A Thumbs Down -- Diebold President David Byrd sent HBO Chief Executive Chris Albrecht a letter on Monday claiming that Hacking Democracy, which the cable channel plans to air on Thursday, "contains significant factual errors and does not meet HBO's standards for accuracy and fairness." Diebold released copies of the letter to the press Tuesday.

Rolling Stone: COVER STORY: Time to Go! Inside the Worst Congress Ever -- These past six years were more than just the most shameful, corrupt and incompetent period in the history of the American legislative branch.

Investors warned of post-election disaster -- The founder the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee says the U.S. government's so-called "Plunge Protection Team" is helping prop up the U.S. economy, dollar and stock market – until Election Day.

ABC memo reveals Air America advertiser blacklist -- An internal ABC Radio Networks memo obtained by Media Matters for America, originally from a listener to The Peter B. Collins Show, indicates that nearly 100 ABC advertisers insist that their commercials be blacked out on Air America Radio affiliates.

The Black House On Pennsylvania Avenue -- Americans all over the country are now wondering when and how the government of the United States became the very thing that the Founding Fathers loathed and despised: a malignant government that is brutal, feared, drunk with power, secretive, completely unaccountable, negligent and dishonest to the hilt.

Bush says troops deserve apology; Kerry says joke aimed at president -- The White House and Sen. John Kerry traded their harshest accusations since the 2004 presidential race on Tuesday, with President Bush accusing the Democrat of troop-bashing and Kerry calling the president’s men hacks who are “willing to lie.”

Kerry, White House exchange words over Iraq 'bad joke' -- Kerry told a college crowd Monday: "You know education, if you make the most of it, and you study hard, and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

Scientists uncover new bird flu strain -- Scientists have discovered a new strain of bird flu that appears to sidestep current vaccines. It's infecting people as well as poultry in Asia, and some researchers fear its evolution may have been steered by the vaccination programs designed to protect poultry from earlier types of the H5N1 flu.

Personal history and voting records for every State and Federal office -- Click on your State and pay particular attention to the record by clicking on: Issue Positions (NPAT) and Voting Record.

voting rating by Gun Owners of America by State -- Explanation of ratings and party abbreviations.

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Animal ID plan angers some farmers By Mimi Hall - USA TODAY -- National Animal Identification System (NAIS) makes the USA Today!  An ambitious new government disease-fighting program asks every farm in the nation to register its animals. The aim of the program, called the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), is to make it easier to track down animals during a disease outbreak that threatens humans and livestock.

Scientists unveil 'clay' robots that will shape our world -- TINY robots that can turn into any shape - from a replica human to a banana to a mobile phone - are being developed by scientists in the United States. The new science of claytronics, which will use nanotechnology to create tiny robots called catoms, should enable three-dimensional copies of people to be "faxed" around the world for virtual meetings.

Princeton scientists Hack Diebold -- This is a 9 minute video from Princeton University demonstrating the ease with which any Diebold voting machine can be hacked, in less than a minute, in order to rig an election without leaving a trace. After viewing this video, You’ll never trust the results of an American election again — until all Diebold machines are permanently removed from service.

Pentagon boosts 'media war' unit -- The US defence department has set up a new unit to better promote its message across 24-hour rolling news outlets, and particularly on the internet.

In Memory of Alia Ansari -- Alia Ansari, a Muslim mother, was gunned down last week in Fremont, California, as she walked with her 3-year-old. While on her way to the elementary school to pick up her other children, a man stepped out of his car and shot her in the head. Alia Ansari died on the sidewalk still clutching the hand of her daughter. There appears to be no apparent motive for this crime, except for the fact that she was a Muslim woman wearing the traditional hijab (scarf) on her head.

Pakistan madrassa raid 'kills 80' -- At least 80 militants have been killed in an air strike by Pakistani forces on a madrassa (religious school) used as a militant training camp, the army says.

Anthrax vaccine opponents gear up to renew fight -- As the Pentagon prepares to resume mandatory anthrax shots, vaccines opponents — including lawyers, medical experts and veterans — gathered Saturday in Washington to discuss current cases and potential legal avenues for helping those who say they were harmed by the vaccine.

This Week's Poll: Should the Anthrax Vaccine be Mandatory? Take the Poll -- Go to the following website: http://www.airforcetimes.com - Scroll all the way to the bottom and take the poll. Pass the information on.

Canada's troops in Afghanistan are carrying another little known piece of protective equipment: radiation meters -- For their six-month tours of duty, soldiers wear the plastic dosimeters around their necks next to their dog tags to measure any "chance encounter" with gamma and X-ray radiation during patrols outside the base.

Head of British Army joins anti-war movement -- Britains top soldier, General Sir Richard Dannatt, has become the latest recruit to the anti- war movement, arguing that we should bring the troops home from Iraq as soon as possible.

Safety Tips - STOP STATIC: Three Rules for Safe Refueling -- Stop Static is a safety campaign intended to increase public awareness of the potential danger posed by the discharge of static electricity during refueling.

Iraqi women's rights champion murdered -- Human rights activists say the lives of women in Iraqi society have worsened dramatically since the US-led invasion of March 2003, amid a general break down in law and order and the rise of conservative Islamist militias.

U.S. Is Said to Fail in Tracking Arms for Iraqis -- Hundreds of thousands of weapons intended for Iraqi security forces were not properly monitored, a new federal report said.

Mystery of Israel's secret uranium bomb -- Did Israel use a secret new uranium-based weapon in southern Lebanon this summer in the 34-day assault that cost more than 1,300 Lebanese lives, most of them civilians?

Ever Wonder What 'Sorry!' Looks Like -- Just too cute to pass up...

How the Bush Family Makes a Killing from George's Presidency -- Cheney isn't the only one who has benefited from the Bush administration's destructive policies. The Bush family has done quite nicely too. Take a look a few examples at the above hyperlink.

9/11 Widows Want Rice/Tenet Documents Released -- A handful of 9/11 widows have started an online petition in hopes of gathering the public's support to force the White House to declassify documents related to a July 10, 2001, meeting between Condoleezza Rice and former CIA director George Tenet in which the two discussed a pending attack on US soil by al-Qaeda. Details of the meeting were first disclosed a month ago in the book State of Denial by Washington Post assistant managing editor and author Bob Woodward.

WAR IS BUSINESS AND BUSINESS IS BOOMING by Devvy Kidd -- As the deadline nears for the election with the two "mainstream" parties spending a whopping $2.8 BILLION dollars for campaigns so far, Bush continues selling fear using Al Qaeda and the "liberation of Iraq," while the ugly truth about that mess continues to rise to the top.

Naval Interdiction Exercise Said Planned for Persian Gulf -- Facing nuclear disputes with Iran and North Korea, the United States, Bahrain and other states will hold their first naval exercise in the Gulf this month to practice interdicting ships carrying weapons of mass destruction and missiles, U.S. officials said.

Israeli warplanes keep overflying southern Lebanon -- Israel Air Forces warplanes have not stopped violating Lebanese air space since Israeli ground troops completed withdrawal from southern Lebanon in early October.

Indian alarm at new polio cases -- Officials in India say they are worried over the growing number of polio cases in the country.

EVENT: Healthy Traditions Network PRESENTS BRUNO SCHMIDT -- Author of "Farmers Field Guide to NAIS" Saturday Oct. 28, 4:30 pm at the CAI Building Gymnasium, 5640 Williams Lk. Rd., Waterford. Join them to learn what NAIS is and why you should care!

Bush Signs New Border Fence Into Law -- A 700-mile long fence along the Mexican border was approved Oct.26, 2006 at the nation's capitol. The President says the wall will help to deter illegal immigration from the countries south of the United States.

Seminar opposing anthrax program set for Saturday Oct. 28, 2006 -- Opponents of the Pentagon’s plan to resume mandatory anthrax vaccinations are acting fast to get the word out on the drug by hosting a day-long seminar in Washington on Saturday.

Cheney confirms that detainees were subjected to water-boarding -- Vice President Dick Cheney has confirmed that U.S. interrogators subjected captured senior al-Qaida suspects to a controversial interrogation technique called "water-boarding," which creates a sensation of drowning.

FDA ATTACKS SMALL NUTRITION COMPANIES -- On October 19, 2006, the FDA fired off twenty-four warning letters to small nutrition companies that made claims they had natural remedies to help with diabetes. It is interesting how the FDA is now teaming up with Mexican and Canadian health authorities to attack American companies, part of the FDA’s illegal North American Union.

Nicaragua poised to outlaw all abortions -- Nicaragua's legislature is expected today to approve a tough law that outlaws all forms of abortion, including those procedures intended to save the life of a pregnant woman.

US soldier to voice Iraq conflict opposition -- A US marine will today go public with his opposition to the war in Iraq as part of a campaign to petition Congress to bring US troops home. More than 100 soldiers on active duty have organized a petition drive through a website called Appeal for Redress.

Some contracts in Iraq spend over 50% on overhead -- Halliburton unit cited in U.S. report on reconstruction. "This report is the latest chapter in a long, sad and expensive tale about how contracting in Iraq was more about shoveling money out the door than actually getting real results on the ground," said Stephen Ellis, a vice president at Taxpayers for Common Sense in Washington. "These contracts were to design and build important items for oil infrastructure, hospitals and education, but in some cases more than half of the money padded corporate coffers instead," he said.

Labour Laws Trampled At New US Embassy, Ex-Foreman Says -- This article is about forced labour and abuse of workers in the construction of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
Related Article: Complaints Mount at U.S. Fortress in Iraq -- Several months before a U.S. construction foreman named John Owen would quit in disgust over what he said was blatant abuse of foreign labourers hired to build the sprawling new U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Rory Mayberry would witness similar events when he flew to Kuwait from his home in Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

2006 Forfeiture and Money-Laundering Manuals -- All three manuals come from the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice. They were released earlier this year to researcher Michael Ravnitzky. These manuals are related to - in some cases, updated versions of - the documents that the Justice Department ordered libraries to destroy in 2004.

Keith Olbermann discusses images of terrorists in recent Republican campaign commercials -- "The key to terrorism is not the act — but the fear of the act."

Drug Raid Yields Los Alamos Documents -- Authorities in northern New Mexico have stumbled onto what appears to be classified information from Los Alamos National Laboratory while arresting a man suspected of domestic violence and dealing methamphetamine from his mobile home.

US embarrassed by terror suspect -- A former CIA operative wanted for trial for acts of terrorism against Cuba is stuck in legal limbo in a Texas jail. Luis Posada, 78, who has allegedly taken part in plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and bomb Havana hotels, is being described as a test case of the US government's commitment to fighting terrorism.

Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Child Rape Photos -- NEW YORK A federal judge ruled today that graphic pictures of detainee abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison must be released over government claims that they could damage America's image. Last year a Republican senator conceded that they contained scenes of "rape and murder" and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said they included acts that were "blatantly sadistic."

G. W. Bush granted an interview to Bill O’Reilly of Fox News On Wednesday, 18 October 2006 -- Watch the video or read the transcript by clicking the hyperlink.

Disposable Heroes: The GOP's Contempt for Wounded Soldiers -- Any American who honors our military heroes - and I hope that's all Americans - should be outraged at the GOP's mistreatment of them. The practice of forcing psychologically scarred soldiers back into battle is yet another example of Republicans treating our fighting men and women like used parts. Oh, and one other thing - it's a lousy way to run a war, too.

World Map of US and UK Government Interventions Since 1945 -- Note: To go to the chronologies just click on the region of interest or use the text link.

Action Alert: Raw dairy being attached, again! Please help! -- Some of our raw dairy farmers are being attacked in Michigan and Indiana. Please open attached Word document, sign, print your name and address and fax to the number listed for each individual at the bottom of the letter. It is important to jam their fax machines for 1 week with this letter and proof of raw milk safety. They must realize that harassing us will cost them outrage, time and money. Please be diligent. People with names starting with the letters A-H should fax them on Monday, letters I-M should fax them on Tuesday, letters N-Z should fax on Wednesday, and everyone who can, please fax again on Thursday and Friday. Jamming government faxes for a week has worked very well in the past to end harassment. Please be tenacious.

Olbermann addresses the Military Commissions Act --  'Beginning of the end of America' - Watch the video at the above hyperlink or http://youtube.com/watch?v=ySUWqxgq5Jw

500,000 Flu-Shot Doses Recalled -- The pharmaceutical company Novartis is recalling 500,000 doses of its flu vaccine after two shipments bound for use in a childhood immunization program in New York were found frozen.

Medical Views of 9/11’s Dust Show Big Gaps -- nearly every ground zero study shows that workers and residents exposed to the dust in the hours after the collapse have suffered the worst health problems. The consistency in that data has helped doctors monitor and treat people since Sept. 11.

Save lives with $150 lung exam -- What happened to Mark DeBiase - the sudden emergence of a rapidly fatal lung disease - is the nightmare that shadows the forgotten victims of 9/11. Too many of the 40,000 people who served after 9/11 are sick now, and too many are at risk of more serious illnesses, and too many face even a chance of death to allow for further inaction. Even basic steps could save lives.

Bush White House Gives Extra Punch To Mexican Navy -- The Pentagon has quietly transferred two large U.S. Navy amphibious transport ships to the Mexican navy, which could be used to smuggle drugs and immigrants into the United States, prompting some military analysts to wonder what is going through the minds of America’s leaders.

Chicago Voter Database Hacked -- As if there weren't enough concerns about the integrity of the vote, a non-partisan civic organization today claimed it had hacked into the voter database for the 1.35 million voters in the city of Chicago.

Pat Tillman's brother Kevin speaks out against war -- Kevin Tillman, a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with his older brother, Pat Tillman, has remained silent since his brother's death in 2004. But this week, he wrote a scathing indictment of the war in Iraq, the Bush administration and American apathy.

Death toll calculation method 'correct -- The author of a report that put the Iraqi post-invasion death toll at 655,00 has told Gulf News that the method of calculation was "tried and trusted'' and despite criticism from President George W. Bush was even used by the US government.

10,000 refugees from Burundi coming to U.S. -- The United States plans to take in about 10,000 Burundian refugees -- many of whom fled their landlocked Central African nation as far back as 1972 -- from Tanzania, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

U.S. immigrants pose TB threat -- The worst forms of a drug-resistant killer tuberculosis bug, rapidly spreading throughout the world, have been gaining ground in the United States along with record legal and illegal immigration levels, alarming public-health officials over a disease once thought vanquished.

House's new VA chairman tightens purse strings -- Inclusion of all veterans threatens health care system, Indiana congressman says. U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind., chairman of House Veterans Affairs Committee, says the medical and rehabilitation needs of a new generation of war veterans leave him more certain than ever that Congress erred in 1996 when it opened VA health care to any veteran willing to pay modest fees.

Another Disastrous Coverup: Ammo dump explosion may have killed hundreds of US soldiers -- Late on the evening of October 10, 2006, Iraqi resistance groups lobbed mortar and rocket rounds into the immense ‘Forward Base Falcon,’ the largest American military base in Iraq, located 13 km south of the Green Zone in Baghdad. In addition to accurate mortar fire, Grad and Katyusha rockets were also used.

Walnuts May Beat Olive Oil for Heart Health -- A high-fat dinner followed by an unusual dessert suggests that walnuts might be even better for the arteries than olive oil, Spanish researchers report.

Report: Flu vaccine didn't cause death -- The Health Ministry announced on Monday that there was as yet no decision on whether the deaths of four people were related to influenza vaccinations they had received, and as such, flu shots would continue to be suspended until the completion of a thorough investigation.

Troops in debt can't go overseas -- Thousands of U.S. troops are being barred from overseas duty because they are so deep in debt they are considered security risks, according to an Associated Press review of military records.

Helping the hungry on base - Many military families rely on donated goods -- The women and children who formed a line at Camp Pendleton last week could have been waiting for a child-care center to open or Disney on Ice tickets to go on sale. Instead, they were waiting for day-old bread and frozen dinners packaged in slightly damaged boxes. These families are among a growing number of military households in San Diego County that regularly rely on donated food.

GETTING CHIPPED IN SIN CITY -- This week in Las Vegas, supposedly "dozens of people" were implanted with VeriChip microchips at an osteopathic medical convention.

Transcript: OLBERMANN PROPERLY NAMES BUSH AS AMERICA'S GREATEST THREAT -- " Mr Bush, your words are lies that imperil us all ~ Sadly, of course , the distance of history will recognize that the threat this generation of Americans needed to take seriously was you:" Keith Olbermann

Cash flow from Texas leaps as Latin American immigrants share their earnings with those back home -- Latin American immigrants have more than $500 billion in buying power and send about 10 percent of their earnings home to relatives, according to the study. In Texas, immigrants contribute $52.8 billion to the local economy, the study said.

Judge Orders Cheney Visitor Logs Opened -- A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to release information about who visited Vice President Dick Cheney's office and personal residence, an order that could spark a late election-season debate over lobbyists' White House access.

NYC to Look for More Remains at WTC Site -- The city said Friday that it will search parts of the World Trade Center site again for remains of the Sept. 11 dead after several bones were pulled out of an abandoned manhole -- a discovery that stirred up new fury and disbelief among victims' families.

Air Force Times requests comments on forced anthrax vaccinations -- In the next few weeks, the U.S. will again become the only nation in the world that forces its military personnel to take anthrax vaccine, which the DoD says is safe and effective. Email us ( anthraxvax@atpco.com  ) with your comments, concerns and questions about the Pentagon’s mandatory program.

Broken Government by Jack Cafferty -- Article--The politicians don't own this country... we do. I propose going to the polls on Election Day and voting against every single incumbent on the ballot. Think about it. How much worse could it be to have a whole new group of people in Washington who haven't learned how to steal and lie yet? We want to hear from you about what can be done. Click here to view video - you have to sign up for free trial.  E-mail Jack Cafferty: jackbrokengovernment@cnn.com

Breast cancer screening harms ten women for every one it helps -- A new study by researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark found that mammograms may harm ten times as many women as they help.

Terror Suspect Says CIA Recruited Him -- A former university professor charged with plotting to bankroll Hamas terrorists was once asked by the CIA whether he wanted a job as a spy, his attorney told a jury Thursday.

Mexico to set up GMO rules within two weeks -- Mexico will establish rules within two weeks allowing biotech companies to plant test crops of genetically modified, or GMO, corn seeds, the government said on Wednesday.

Net Neutrality on PBS: Tune In and Log On -- Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet's First Amendment -- a principle called Network Neutrality that prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you -- based on what site pays them the most.

New federal requirements for driver's licenses rev up arguments -- Real ID’s looming implementation has fueled sky-is-falling rhetoric from a broad spectrum of groups. They say it will push the United States firmly toward an Orwellian surveillance society in which the federal government can track our every move.

Morgellons Disease -- New Lab Findings Point To Silicone/Silica and High Density Polyethlyene Fibers. Are These Now Being Sprayed On Meats and Vegetables?

There are several upcoming NAIS meetings in Missouri -- Be sure to check out the dates and times!

Veterans For Peace Veterans Day Events --  Veterans For Peace, Family Members, Friends and Supporters -
Veterans Day is fast approaching. Members of VFP across the country will participate in events to honor veterans and current service members. In doing this our main task is to remind the nation of the full cost of war, the illegality of the current conflict and the need to Bring Our Troops Home Now, and take care of them when they get here.

Web site threatens NFL stadiums with 'dirty bombs' -- An Internet Web site has posted a threat indicating that seven low-level nuclear explosives, called "dirty bombs," would be detonated this Sunday at NFL stadiums around the country, including Oakland - but the government quickly denounced the threat as not credible. Still, the Department of Homeland Security alerted the National Football League and various law enforcement agencies in the areas so they could take appropriate precautions.

Moon Over Washington -- Why are some of the capital’s most influential power players hanging out with a bizarre Korean billionaire who claims to be the Messiah?

Poisoning US Troops: Anthrax, Lies and Vaccines -- The US Defense Department quietly announced on Monday that mandatory anthrax vaccinations would resume for military personnel and civilians deploying to 28 countries across the globe and even for some based in the US.

Firms Can Make Fluoridated Water Claim -- Companies can claim that drinking bottled water with fluoride prevents cavities, the government said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration said it would allow bottlers of fluoridated water to make the health claim, in a notice dated Oct. 14 but posted Wednesday to its Web site.

Are Drugs Being Misused On Foster Kids? -- Andrea Holcolmb says her son Colby was on at least 20 medications during his 18 months in foster care.

Feds Arrest 125 For Child-Porn -- Federal authorities arrested 125 people in a series of nationwide arrests.

Australia against torture -- AUSTRALIA is second only to Italy in rejecting torture as a way of gaining information, according to a worldwide poll.

Bush signs Military Commissions Act of 2006 -- The Military Commissions Act of 2006 clears the way for the CIA to resume aggressive interrogations in secret prisons and denies suspected terrorists the right to challenge their detentions in civilian courts. It also permits the use of evidence obtained through coercion and lets the president draw the line between acceptable interrogation techniques and impermissible torture.
Military Commissions Act of 2006 -- This is an Adobe Acrobat file of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. (86 Pages)
Related  Link:  Military Commissions Act of 2006 (94 Pages)

Judge Vacates Conviction of Ken Lay -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Lay's death this summer vacated his conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges connected to the downfall of the once mighty energy giant.

Food From Cloned Animals Could Hit Supermarket Shelves -- The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it was moving closer to approving meat and milk from cloned animals, and some consumer groups are outraged.
Related Article: FDA Is Set To Approve Milk, Meat From Clones

CNN POLL: Are you among those who say they are so disgusted with both Democrats and Republicans that they will register as independents? -- Vote or check out the totals.

Web could be terror training camp: Chertoff -- Disaffected people living in the United States may develop radical ideologies and potentially violent skills over the Internet and that could present the next major U.S. security threat, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Monday.

VIDEO: 9/11 Truth: Thermite & The Case for Controlled Demolition -- This is a video response to 9/11 Truth: Scott Forbes describes power-downs in WTC. Even more evidence in support of the case that the World Trade Center towers were brought down via controlled demolition. (Be sure to follow the links under the videos)

VIDEO: 9/11 Truth: Scott Forbes describes power-downs in WTC -- This video highlights the financial and environmental consequences of the controlled demolition that brought down the World Trade Center towers. Also: What did the president's brother, Marvin Bush, have to do with security for the World Trade Center Complex and Dulles International Airport on 9/11? Why were there so many power-downs and evacuations in the WTC just prior to 9/11? (Be sure to follow the links under the videos)

FREEDOM'S NIGHTMARE IS PUBLIC IGNORANCE By Nancy Levant -- I am also becoming more and more fearful for the American people as each and every day passes. Of course, I realize that we the people are no longer rugged, intelligent, or loyal Americans. These traits have been deadened by decades of public school indoctrination and decades of screen “visions.” Read More...

Video: Micro chips becoming the latest medical accessory -- Check it out if you have time.

Australian made test vaccine proved safe on adults -- Scores of children and seniors will be immunized against deadly bird flu after an Australian-made test vaccine proved safe on adults.

Well-Timed Scandal Implication Pushing 9/11 Able-Danger Whistle Blower Weldon Out of House -- The tight race for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional district just went high-profile after the FBI dramatically raided the offices of Republican incumbent Curt Weldon's daughter-- raising appearances that another Republican scandal has been exposed.

N. Korea Bomb Tied To Bush Fiasco -- North Korea’s nuclear test has been linked to a plutonium process that was unfrozen after George W. Bush started talking tough about regime change in Pyongyang and reversed a Clinton administration policy against aiming nuclear weapons at non-nuclear states.

Former FDA commissioner cops a guilty plea -- Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester Crawford, who resigned last year, will plead guilty to two counts of misdemeanor over his ownership of stock in companies regulated by the agency, his lawyer said on Monday.

County in Salem, Missouri says no to FEMA mitigation plan -- A proposed federal mitigation plan is dead in the water as far as Dent County is concerned, as Dent County Commissioners voted 3-0 Thursday (Oct.12) to end the mitigation planning process. "The public has spoken, and because of that we should put an end to any more planning."

US President Bush Makes Massive Land Purchase In Paraguay Ahead Of Expected War Crimes Charges by Sorcha Faal -- Analysts are reporting today that the American President’s daughter, Jenna Bush, has secured on behalf of her father, the American President, and the Bush Family, the purchase of nearly 100,000 acres of land in the South American Nation of Paraguay, and which is also confirmed by the Latin American News Service. Read More...

Government Spy Drones Crashing -- Crashes of drone planes flying over the USA are worrying pilots and lawmakers who fear that a surge in interest by federal and local agencies to use the unmanned aircraft could lead to danger in the skies.

Woman sues over anti-Bush bumper sticker -- A woman who was ticketed for having an obscene anti-President Bush bumper sticker filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against DeKalb County and its officials.

Pentagon to Resume Anthrax Inoculations -- The Pentagon said Monday (October 16, 2006) it will once again begin requiring anthrax vaccinations for troops heading into dangerous regions, reinstating a program that has been challenged repeatedly over possible health risks.

VACCINE SAFETY ADVOCATES OPPOSE PENTAGON’S RETURN TO MANDATORY ANTHRAX VACCINATION OF U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL -- The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is warning that one-size- fits-all mandatory vaccination policies are dangerous for those with genetic and other biological risk factors, making them vulnerable to brain and immune system dysfunction following anthrax vaccination. Today, NVIC is launching the Military and Biodefense Vaccine Project (MBVP) with a website
( http://www.military-biodefensevaccines.org   dedicated to providing the public with information on the research, development, regulation, policymaking, legislation and government promotion of military and biodefense vaccines that may be mandated for mass use in both military and civilian populations.

A Brand new website 'Military and Biodefense Vaccine Project' -- The Military and Biodefense Vaccine Project is sponsored by the National Vaccine Information Center and is dedicated to increasing awareness about the benefits and risks of military and biodefense vaccines, as well as federal and state legislation which authorize mandatory use of experimental bioterrorism vaccines in military and civilian settings without voluntary, informed consent.

655,000 dead Iraqis --  how the figure arrived at 655,000.  Read More...

THE FUTURE OF FOOD: MONOPOLIZING SEEDS THAT FEED THE WORLD By Devvy Kidd -- "For more than a decade I have warned, begged and pleaded with Americans to stop buying foreign goods and food." Read More!!

Federal Reserve Bank Assisting Illegal Alien Lawbreakers by Jim Kouri -- While the mainstream news media are hard at work covering the Rep. Mark Foley "Pagegate" scandal or helping the Democrats to achieve their dream of capturing control of the House of Representatives and Senate, the Federal Reserve Bank is working with the Mexican government to make it easier for illegal aliens to export US money to their homeland.

Move to close US rail crossings gathers speed by Nick Carey -- With 240,000 rail crossings in the United States, safety improvements have contributed to a significant reduction in accidents involving motorists. In 2005, there were 3,010 resulting in 355 deaths, down from 12,126 collisions and 917 fatalities in 1975, according to industry data. Kreunen said the figures are still way too high.

US grants N Korea nuclear funds (older article but worth the read) -- In 2002, the US Government announced that it would release $95m to North Korea as part of an agreement to replace the Stalinist country's own nuclear programme, which the US suspected was being misused.

Bush Can Now Grab, Imprison ANY US Citizens He Chooses -- The Military Commissions Act of 2006 -  “Anyone who donates money to a charity that turns up on Bush's list of ‘terrorist’ organizations, or who speaks out against the government's policies could be declared an ‘unlawful enemy combatant’ and imprisoned indefinitely. That includes American citizens...”

Dennis Morrisseau - Challenger Candidate For US Rep Vermont -- A short, clear call to political arms!

Americans Question Bush on 9/11 Intelligence -- When it comes to what they knew prior to September 11th, 2001, about possible terrorist attacks against the United States, do you think members of the Bush Administration are telling the truth, are mostly telling the truth but hiding something, or are they mostly lying? Check out the Poll Data!

DVD, 911: In Plane Site / The conspiracy theory of 9/11 By NEWSDAY REPORTER -- Five years after the horrific airplane bombings of New York’s World Trade Centre (WTC) twin towers, there are questions still unanswered, as science and common sense seem to point to different explanations of the events as they unfolded. This is explored in the controversial documentary DVD, 911: In Plane Site, directed by William Lewis and narrated by talk-radio host Dave vonKleist.

O'Reilly Sicks FBI On Fetzer, Barrett -- Bill O’Reilly wants nine eleven researchers and investigators arrested—or, more accurately under the so-called detainee bill, disappeared into Gestapo torture dungeons—and presumably brought up on treason charges, marched before a secret military tribunal, and sent to the gallows.

C. Difficile Found In Variety Of Canada, US Meat Products -- C. difficile-associated disease has undergone unexplained shifts of late - some deaths in younger people, more infections outside the hospital. At the same time there has been a rapid spread of the epidemic strain across North America and to Europe.
Related Links:
C. difficile rates in Que. hospitals back to pre-outbreak levels: Says researchers -- Hospitals in Quebec appear to have beaten back the C. difficile outbreaks that plagued their institutions and may have claimed up to 2,000 lives, an infectious-diseases conference was told Saturday.
What is Clostridium difficile colitis (C. difficile?)

Australia to test bird flu response -- While the nation has so far been spared the H5N1 bird flu virus, the Government is not taking any chances and will hold Australia's largest ever health exercise to test its preparedness.

Gov't workers got fake diplomas -- At least 135 federal employees, including a White House staff member and National Security Agency employees, bought bogus online college degrees from a diploma mill, a lawyer in the case against the mill operators said.

Mock bio-terrorism attack - Preparing for the worst -- A bio-terrorism attack was simulated in Albany. And authorities say it's better to be safe than sorry. Read More...

Magnitude 6.6 Quake Hits Hawaii, Knocking Out Power and Causing Landslide; Disaster Declared -- A strong earthquake shook Hawaii early Sunday, jolting residents out of bed and causing a landslide that blocked a major highway. Ceilings crashed at a hospital, and aftershocks kept the state on edge.

Versailles man killed in Iraq -- MORGAN COUNTY - A soldier who grew up in Versailles and whose family recently moved to Lebanon has died from injuries suffered during battle in Iraq, according to information provided by the Missouri Army National Guard.

O'Reilly Takes on 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist! -- This is a partial transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," October 12, 2006, that has been edited for clarity. (hmmm?) -- James Fetzer, a recently retired professor from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, was on the Bill O'Reilly show last night Oct. 12, 2006. Comments may be e-mailed to oreilly@foxnews.com 

Video: Computer Programmer testifies that Tom Feeney tried to pay him to rig election vote counts -- Computer Programmer testifies that Tom Feeney (Speaker of the House of Florida at the time tried to pay him to rig election vote counts.

Oh so stupid news of the day - Canada troops battle 10-foot Afghan marijuana plants -- Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy -- almost impenetrable forests of marijuana plants 10 feet tall.

Henshaw Rally 10/24/06 -- There will be a rally regarding the Henshaw Incident from 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 in Richmond, Virginia at the corner of East Broad Street and Governor Street across from the USDA office.

Army chief says British troops should be pulled out of Iraq -- Tony Blair has received a public warning from the country's most senior military commander that the British presence in Iraq is threatening disaster there and in the UK.

UK troops worsen problems in Iraq -- The head of Britain's army said the presence of British troops in Iraq was exacerbating the security situation on the ground and they should be withdrawn soon, according to a British newspaper.

Latest College Graduation Requirements -- Ask yourself if the following paragraph would seem believable to you if you were to read it in a newspaper: Following in the footsteps of “No Child Left Behind,” the Department of Education is considering new requirements applicable to all colleges and universities benefiting in any way from federally financed programs, such as student loan and dormitory-financing programs. Continued eligibility for participation in the programs would require graduates receiving a baccalaureate degree to demonstrate at least a 9th-grade level of reading ability and a 7th-grade level of ability in mathematics.

French Farmers, Activists Battle Over Rise in Genetically Altered Corn -- More French farmers are sowing the one genetically modified seed permitted in the European Union, called transgenic corn, saying they want cheaper, better protection from pests. But that's produced another kind of annoyance, a minor ground war with environmental activists and fire from politicians in Paris. French farmers will grow 12,350 acres of genetically modified corn this year, more than 10 times as much as in 2005, according to the French corn-growers association

U.N. nears agreement on North Korea sanctions -- The United States reported significant progress Thursday night in bridging differences with Russia and China after more than two hours of negotiations among ambassadors from the five permanent council nations — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France — and Japan's ambassador, the current council president.

Prime Minister, Bush 'want strong N Korea response' -- PRIME Minister John Howard has discussed the need for a strong United Nations (UN) response to North Korea with US president George W Bush overnight.

Prime Minister doesn't believe Iraq deaths figure -- PRIME Minister John Howard has dismissed as implausible research suggesting more than 600,000 Iraqis have died since US-led forces invaded.

MOST WANTED TERRORISTS -- The alleged terrorists on this list have been indicted by sitting Federal Grand Juries in various jurisdictions in the United States for the crimes reflected on their wanted posters. Evidence was gathered and presented to the Grand Juries, which led to their being charged. The indictments currently listed on the posters allow them to be arrested and brought to justice. Future indictments may be handed down as various investigations proceed in connection to other terrorist incidents, for example, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

American al Qaeda charged with treason -- An American al Qaeda propagandist was indicted Wednesday on treason charges, the first person charged with the offense during the United States' war on terrorism, officials said. Adam Yahiye Gadahn, who has appeared in five al Qaeda videos, is also charged with offering material support for terrorism, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said.

9/11 South Park episode on YouTube -- Be sure to check out this video!

MUTINY BY AN FDA ADVISORY PANEL -- The FDA has created its own monster. Could it be that an FDA advisory panel actually has enough impartial members to be truly concerned about the health and well being of all Americans?

Countries Bombed by the US Since WWII -- Check out List of Countries Bombed by the US since WWII.

THE TIME TO ASSERT CHECKS AND BALANCES IS NOW -- "PLEASE ESPECIALLY PASS THIS ON TO THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, ACTIVISTS, ACTIVISTS GROUPS & ATTORNEYS WHO MIGHT HELP IMPLEMENT THIS. IT APPEARS TO BE A VIABLE LEGAL PLAN FOR EACH STATE."

Study Claims Iraq's 'Excess' Death Toll Has Reached 655,000 -- A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.
Related Article: Iraqi death toll disputed -- President Bush on Wednesday dismissed as "just not credible" a study that contends nearly 655,000 Iraqis have died because of the war.

Experts: Tell Public About Trauma Tests -- The public has a right to know more about the risks and benefits of emergency research performed on victims of trauma, cardiac arrest and stroke without their informed consent, experts told federal health officials Wednesday. Emergency research has been allowed by the FDA under very restricted circumstances since 1996.

UN to vote in next secretary general -- THE United Nations General Assembly will formally elect South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon as the world body's next secretary general tomorrow, its executive office has said. Mr Ban's nomination on Monday was overshadowed by North Korea's claim to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.

Americans Still Peeved At Iraq WMD Reports -- Many adults in the United States remain disappointed with their federal government’s rationale for launching military action in Iraq, according to a poll by Princeton Survey Research Associates released by Newsweek. 61 per cent of respondents believe the Bush administration misinterpreted or misanalyzed the intelligence reports they said indicated Iraq had banned.

Bush: US won't attack North Korea -- US SECRETARY of State Condoleezza Rice & Bush says the US will not attack North Korea, rejecting a suggestion that Pyongyang may have felt it needed to test a nuclear weapon to stave off an Iraq-style US invasion.

Army: Troops to Stay in Iraq Until 2010 -- Earlier, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the Army's chief of staff, told reporters at the Pentagon that he plans to be able to provide enough troops to maintain the current level in Iraq through 2010. There are about 140,000 U.S. soldiers there.

Data Suggests Vast Costs Loom in Disability Claims -- The number of veterans granted disability compensation, more than 100,000 to date, suggests that taxpayers have only begun to pay the long-term financial cost of the two conflicts. About 567,000 of the 1.5 million American troops who have served so far have been discharged.

Al Qaeda Suspect: U.S. Government Gave Me LSD -- An alleged operative for Al Qaeda imprisoned for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant is saying he was tortured and forcibly medicated with "a sort of truth serum" while in a Navy brig.

The IgnoramUS - what Most Americans don't know -- Most Americans don’t know that the U.S. gives $15,139,178 per day to the Israeli government and military and $232,290 per day to Palestinian NGOs, and that the Israeli unemployment rate is 8.9%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 25-31%. Read More...

YouTube Video: Thousands Contracted HIV Using Tainted Bayer Drug -- After Drug proved UNSAFE in US, Bayer sold it overseas! 

Christopher Bollyn Fired from American Free Press -- Christopher Bollyn of American Free Press was fired by the managing editor Chris Petherick on Saturday morning, October 7, 2006 according to rumormills.com.

Rumsfeld North Korea Connection -- What did Donald Rumsfeld know about ABB's deal to build nuclear reactors there? And why won't he talk about it?

The FED goes after the Liberty Dollar -- The Federal Government has warned merchants that they should not be fooled into accepting the “Liberty Dollar,” privately minted gold or silver coins or storage receipts redeemable in specified quantities of precious metal — and is preparing to prosecute those who circulate them.

Student Fires Gun in Mo. Middle School -- Fascinated by the Columbine bloodbath, a 13-year-old boy in a dark green trenchcoat and mask carried an assault rifle into his school Monday, pointed it at students and fired a shot into a ceiling before the weapon jammed, authorities said. No one was hurt.

Lower Standards Help Army Recruit -- U.S. Army recruited more than 2,600 Soldiers under new lower aptitude standards this year, helping the service beat its goal of 80,000 recruits in the throes of an unpopular war and mounting casualties.

Alaska villages reject Venezuela oil -- A few villages are refusing free heating oil from Venezuela, on the patriotic principle that no foreigner has the right to call their president "the devil."

Vaccination Injuries Conspiracy Uncovered -- For the first time ever Norwegian authorities admit that they knew vaccines were dangerous. This documentary is only one of several programs on TV2 that follows the story of Norwegian vaccination injuries conspiracy.

Democratic candidates open large lead in congressional races -- Four weeks before congressional elections, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows Democrats hold a 23-point lead over GOP candidates. That's double the lead Republicans had a month before they seized control of Congress in 1994. President Bush's approval rating was 37%, down from 44% in a Sept. 15-17 poll. The approval rating for Congress was 24%, down 5 points from last month.

BREAKING NEWS: Eisenhower Carrier Group Sails For Iran Theater -- This build-up of naval power around the coast of Iran, according to some military sources, is in preparation for an air attack on Iran that would target not just Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities, but its entire military command and control system.

Glen Stanish's letter to Air Line Pilots Association, International -- Subject: Open Letter and Invitation to Join Scholars for 911 Truth. A Must Read!

FDA bars clove oil dental products -- A small Minnesota company has been barred from making and selling products with a clove oil derivative used to treat painful complications of some tooth extractions, federal health officials said Friday.

Hundreds of Iraq Police Sick From Poison -- Hundreds of Iraqi policemen fell sick from poisoning Sunday at a base in southern Iraq after the evening meal breaking their daily Ramadan fast, and officials said they were investigating whether the poisoning was intentional.

The REAL Gulf War death rates in 1 & 2 from the VA -- Their own numbers! 185,000 + are dead or dying from Depleted Uranium poisoning or Gulf War Vets Syndrome.

Ailing war vet dies after VA hospital calls 911 for help -- A Spokane veteran of three wars died after collapsing in the parking lot of a veterans hospital where staffers called 911 instead of helping the man.

Dr Len Horowitz Press Release - Hawaii Court Restrains Health Dept. TB Skin-Testing: Student Wins Religious Freedom and School Access -- A Judeo-Christian minister’s daughter won her freedom to return to public school today by order of the Third Circuit Court of Hawaii after being expelled for more than a month.

North Korea Says It Conducted Successful Nuclear Weapons Test -- North Korea declared it successfully tested a nuclear bomb early Monday. In a statement issued by the country's state-run news agency, North Korea said there was no radioactive leakage from the test, indicating it occurred underground.

Navy lawyer denied promotion -- The Navy lawyer who led a successful Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration’s military tribunals for detainees at Guantanamo Bay has been passed over for promotion and will have to leave the military, The Miami Herald reported Sunday.

VIDEO - 9/11 Truth: Traitor William Kristol (founder of the terrorist organization PNAC) Heckled in Austin -- William Kristol, founding member of the Project for a New American Century (the terrorist organization that engineered 9/11), attempted to speak at the University of Texas in Austin on October 3, 2006, but was heckled and booed by the audience. Americans are clearly waking up to the truth about 9/11 and who was behind it.

The Real Foley Scandal Is Much Bigger Than Foley -- It's a sad commentary on the state of American democracy, on the instincts of the American citizenry, and on the standards and judgment of the American news media that the unsavory advances of a pathetic Florida congressman can have the nation in high dudgeon, while the ramming through of a patently illegal piece of legislation undermining a crucial 13th century civil liberty (habeas corpus), and the Fourth and Eighth Amendments of the constitution, and the secret planning for an illegal and catastrophic attack on Iran, both merit almost no complaint or mention.

RCACA Milnews Digest 6 Oct Canadian/USA Military News -- Copy of the Military News Digest from the RCAC Association.

Bush's brother Jeb chased into closet by Pittsburgh anti-war protesters -- Protesters greeted Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on his way to a campaign event for a Pennsylvania Republican senator and he briefly took refuge in a subway station supply closet to avoid the demonstrators.

THE CANCER RESEARCH MONEY MACHINE -- There's no money in the cure, only the treatment.

Calif. lettuce recalled over E. coli concerns -- Less than a week after the Food and Drug Administration lifted its warning on fresh spinach grown in California’s Salinas Valley, a popular brand of lettuce grown there has been recalled over concerns about E. coli contamination. What next???

Rumsfeld: Venezuela build-up is concern -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld criticized Venezuela's hostile politics and longtime adversary Cuba during a three-day stay in Central American, but avoided any talk about another old antagonist.

Presidential speech writer: "He talked exactly what I wanted to hear" -- A YouTube video - a little humor to make your day.

New recommendations for flu shots for children -- The Centers for Disease Control now wants young children from 6 months to 5 years old to get a flu shot and with good reason according to St. John's pediatrician Dr. Robert Steele. "Children have increased risk, especially under 5 of at least having to go see a doctor or the emergency room because of complications from flu.

Glaxo May Have Shipped Inactive Paxil Antidepressants (Update3) Oct. 4 from (Bloomberg) -- GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the world's second biggest drugmaker, recalled Paxil CR antidepressants last month because the pills may have lacked an active ingredient, and didn't warn patients.

NATO takes command across all of Afghanistan -- NATO assumed responsibility for security across the whole of insurgency-hit Afghanistan on Thursday when it took command in the east of the country from a U.S.-led coalition force.

NATO Commander Confirms Voicing Pentagon Concerns -- The general questioned Rumsfeld's role, according to the new book by Woodward.

How Hip Hop is being used to destroy the minds of the youth -- Just check out these 2 links to listen to some of the lyrics our children are being exposed to! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc1h2Q13gm8  and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oRyrhJdwCw

Bond Markets To Raise $4B for Vaccines -- Six European countries plan to raise up to $1 billion in the international bond markets next week to buy life-saving vaccines for millions of children in the world's poorest countries.

Sneak Preview of the Granny Warriors RV -- Be sure to check out their website: http://www.grannywarriors.com

"You go Natalie!" -- Dixie Chick Natalie Maines still steaming -- Dixie Chick Natalie Maines wonders if Mr Bush lays in bed with regrets. She's not ready to make nice with US president George W Bush....that's for sure!!

Bush Authorizes Fence for U.S. - Mexico Border -- President Bush on Wednesday signed a homeland security bill that includes an overhaul of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $1.2 billion for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration.

Homeless: Older, With Infirmities of Age -- So where does he go, this aging veteran, now that his legs and kidneys don't work and everything he owns fits inside the pair of pajama pants tied to his wheelchair?

Fourth botulism case linked to carrot juice -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers not to drink some carrot juice products from a Bakersfield, Calif., company after a fourth case of botulism was linked to the company's juice.

In Bill’s Fine Print, Millions to Celebrate Victory -- Tucked away in fine print in the military spending bill for this past year was a lump sum of $20 million to pay for a celebration in the nation’s capital “for commemoration of success” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not surprisingly, the money was not spent.

Military Commissions Act of 2006 -- This is an Adobe Acrobat file of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. (86 Pages)
Related  Link:  Military Commissions Act of 2006 (94 Pages)

CNN may be on the verge of an epiphany -- This is a Youtube video that says: CNN may be on the verge of an epiphany.

British documentary alleges pope linked to "child abuse cover-up" -- A British documentary claimed that Pope Benedict XVI was implicated in the systematic cover-up of child sex abuse allegations against Catholic priests.

Hugo Chavez Calls Rumsfeld 'Mr. Dog,' Defends Arms Deals -- President Hugo Chavez called U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld a "dog of war" on Tuesday, saying the defense chief has no business suggesting neighboring countries are concerned about Venezuela's arms purchases.

Judge: Patriot Act challenge can proceed -- Nearly three years after hearing arguments in the case, a federal judge has ruled that an American Civil Liberties Union challenge to the constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act may proceed.

Software Being Developed to Monitor Opinions of U.S. -- A consortium of major universities, using Homeland Security Department money, is developing software that would let the government monitor negative opinions of the United States or its leaders in newspapers and other publications overseas.

Helen Chenoweth-Hage died Monday in a one-car crash near Tonopah, Nevada -- A former three-term representative to Congress from Idaho, died Monday in a one-car crash near Tonopah, Nev., her daughter said. She was 68.

Filmmaker Wants Americans To Wake Up Before It's Too Late -- In the new film America: Freedom to Fascism, Hollywood producer/director Aaron Russo (The Rose, Trading Places) calls on all Americans to put partisan politics aside to stop the erosion of civil liberties and the destruction of the Constitution.

A photo of the emerging Truth Movement -- This is how it works listeners. Let's Educate!!!!

5th girl dies after Amish schoolhouse shooting -- A 32-year-old truck driver took about a dozen girls hostage in a one-room Amish schoolhouse Monday, barricaded the doors and shot to death at least three of the girls and then himself.

Why Capitol Pages Fear Retaliation -- It now appears that one of the chief reasons why Foley’s e-mails remained secret for so long – and why some former pages still won’t speak publicly – is that they recognize that divulging what Foley did to them could kill their hopes for future careers in politics. This fear of retaliation from today’s take-no-prisoners Republican power structure in Washington has been a little-noted subtext to the stories about Foley’s sudden resignation on Sept. 29 over his e-mails to pages since 2003.

New molestation allegation dogs arrested conservative activist -- Things have been looking up for accused child molester Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, the 36-year-old Christian conservative activist and lawyer with close ties to Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Scott Baugh, head of the Orange County Republican Party. Prosecutors have allowed their case against Nielsen, once an intern in the district attorney’s office, to stall for 40 months. Read More...

Soldiers Earn Court Victory In Battle To Prove Exposure Disability -- Soldiers from the New York area are reacting to news that they can sue their own military for what they say is mistreatment of medical conditions they continue to suffer after serving time in Iraq. NY1'S Dean Meminger filed the following report.

How America Proposes To Remake The Middle East? -- Note in particular the creation of an "Islamic Sacred State" out of part of western Saudi Arabia. Presumably the idea is to make two new separate states so that US troops can have the option of occupying the eastern part of Saudi Arabia (where most of the oil is), without running into claims that they are occupying the land which hosts Islam's two most holy places, Mecca and Medina (that was the principle issue underlying Bin Laden's 1996 Fatwa against the US which eventually forced America to relocate its combat troops out of Saudi Arabia and into Iraq in 2003).

North American Union threat gets attention of congressmen -- Rep. Virgil Goode Jr., R-Va., has introduced a resolution – H.R. 487 – designed to express "the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union (NAU) with Mexico and Canada."

Chavez: Assassination Attempt Foiled -- President Hugo Chavez, who has repeatedly spoken of various plots on his life, said Saturday a sniper with a long-range gun and a motorcycle to escape on had planned to shoot him as he exited a helicopter on a recent trip to western Venezuela.

Chavez says he has White House informant -- Venezuela President Hugo Chavez said Sunday he has received warnings from within the White House that the Bush administration is plotting to assassinate him or topple his left-leaning government.

Rep. Mark Foley - Republican cover-up charge over sex e-mails to boy, 16 -- Mark Foley, 52, a deputy Republican whip, resigned last Friday following the revelations. Since then, it has emerged that he shared a series of salacious communications with at least two other messenger boys who worked on Capitol Hill.

NORAD scrambles jets to intercept Russian bombers -- NORAD launched Canadian and American fighter jets to intercept two Russian bombers near U.S. airspace, officials said Friday.

Bush 'concealing Iraq violence' -- Veteran US journalist Bob Woodward has claimed that the true extent of insurgent attacks in Iraq has been hidden by the administration.

Two Months Before 9/11, an Urgent Warning to Rice -- On July 10, 2001, two months before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, then-CIA Director George J. Tenet met with his counterterrorism chief, J. Cofer Black, at CIA headquarters to review the latest on Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda terrorist organization.

House passes warrantless domestic spying measure -- The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would provide congressional authorization for President George W. Bush's warrantless domestic spying program but subject it to new rules.

Changing Minds: Area 25 -- Experimental Brain Surgery May Help The Severely Depressed.

Iraq war 'failing to cut terror threat' -- A VAST majority of Australians do not believe the war in Iraq has reduced the threat of terrorism, according to a new poll.

Prime Minister condemns mosque shooting -- PRIME Minister John Howard has condemned the shooting at a Perth mosque last week, declaring that all Australians have a right to worship in peace.

Patriots Question 9/11 - List of Senior Military, Intelligence, and Government Critics of 9/11 -- This web site link is an effort to collect and summarize these public statements and make them easily accessible. Many well known and respected senior members of the U.S. intelligence services, military, and government have publicly expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report. Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11.

World’s Largest Rice Company Halts All Imports from USA -- In yet another blow to the US rice industry, the world’s largest rice processing company, Ebro Puleva,(1) which controls 30% of the EU rice market, has confirmed to Greenpeace International that it has stopped all imports of rice from the USA to the EU due to the threat of contamination by genetically engineered (GE) rice.

'Bumfight' Videos Inspired Joy-Killing -- Florida Teen Tells Ed Bradley He Killed Homeless Man 'For Fun'!! Teenagers call it "bum-hunting" and it is a perverse national trend. Across the country, packs of teenage boys are stalking homeless people and attacking them, shooting them with paintball guns, beating them with baseball bats, even dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire.

 

SEPTEMBER 2006 (Re-Fresh your browser occasionally)

Check out this Video of a Prison Camp located in beautiful downtown Beech Grove, Indiana -- What else is the national and local news not telling us?

Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act comes up for vote today -- The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) (S 3880 & HR 4239 - Take Away Your Free Speech ) is pending in Congress (HR 4239). Industry groups are pushing it through quickly and with little public scrutiny (fast-tracking it like the Patriot Act... first through the House of Reps, then through the Senate ) before the Fall recess. They plan to vote on this tomorrow, Friday, September 29 in the House. This is the most important call yet because it affects our ability to help ALL animals!

Halliburton tells workers abroad to hide U.S. citizenship, ties to KBR -- Halliburton instructs employees traveling abroad not to wear clothing that could reveal their U.S. nationality or employment with the company's KBR subsidiary.

Iraq: Its Price -- A new congressional analysis shows the Iraq war is now costing taxpayers almost $2 billion a week -- nearly twice as much as in the first year of the conflict three years ago and 20 percent more than last year -- as the Pentagon spends more on establishing regional bases to support the extended deployment and scrambles to fix or replace equipment damaged in combat.

It's No Secret, Mr. President -- The US invasion of Iraq increased the worldwide threat of terrorism according to a newly released report. Of course, everyone already knew that. The question is, what is this president going to do about it?

Vermont - Modern-Day Secessionists Will Hold A Conference On Leaving The Union -- Vermont is planning the First North American Secessionist Convention in Burlington, Vt. More than a dozen secessionist organizations are likely to send representatives to the gathering on November 3 and 4, the director of the institute, Kirkpatrick Sale, said. The room at the Wyndham Burlington hotel can hold about 50 people, he said. The organizers have picked the right state for this radical gathering: Vermont was an independent republic between 1777 and 1791.

Soldiers Returning From Iraq May Be at Risk for Q Fever -- ELGIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Sept. 27 -- A few troops returning from Iraq are bringing home Q fever, a zoonotic disease caused by the rickettsial pathogen Coxiella burnetii, according to military physicians.

ATTORNEYS FOR GUANTANAMO DETAINEES COULD BE DETAINED AS ENEMY COMBATANTS UNDER NEW LEGISLATION -- The current version of the Military Commissions redefines an "unlawful enemy combatant" (UEC) so broadly that it could include anyone who organizes a march against the war in Iraq.

Army brings AWOL charges against Oregon woman -- The U.S. Army brought charges Wednesday against Spc. Suzanne Swift, a military police officer who has become a rallying point for the antiwar movement after refusing to return to Iraq and alleging her supervisor there coerced her into a sexual relationship.

Why Bush Will Nuke Iran by Paul Craig Roberts -- The neoconservative Bush administration will attack Iran with tactical nuclear weapons, because it is the only way the neocons believe they can rescue their goal of U.S. (and Israeli) hegemony in the Middle East.

Mel campaigns for new movie, against war in Iraq -- Mel Gibson has returned to the spotlight to promote his upcoming movie "Apocalypto," and to criticize the war in Iraq, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

7-Eleven drops Citgo gasoline; cites Chavez -- 7-Eleven Inc. will drop Venezuelan-controlled Citgo Petroleum Corp. as its gasoline supplier, the convenience store operator said on Wednesday, a week after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called President Bush "the devil."

Organ sales 'thriving' in China -- The sale of organs taken from executed prisoners appears to be thriving in China, an undercover investigation by the BBC has found. Organs from death row inmates are sold to foreigners who need transplants.

CIA paid us for prisoners: Musharraf -- PAKISTANI President Pervez Musharraf has embarrassed the United States for the second time in a week with an allegation that the CIA paid Pakistan millions of dollars for hundreds of al-Qaeda prisoners.

Iran, Russia: A Nuclear Marriage of Convenience -- Russia and Iran have signed a contract for the delivery of 80 tons of nuclear fuel to Iran's Bushehr facility, which is scheduled to be completed in September 2007. Russia appears to be in the process of finishing updating its military doctrine. Closer economic ties with Iran will allow Russia to maintain a foothold in the Middle East while keeping pressure on the United States, which lacks the bandwidth to respond to Russia's provocative moves.

CNN Poll that was quickly removed from the web -- How do you feel about Congress' record this year?

Air Force to speed up job cuts to save money -- Plan now is to eliminate 40,000 positions by ’09 in effort to shed $1.8 billion.

B-1B Lancer made a wheels-up belly landing at Diego Garcia -- The Air Force won’t say why the crew landed the plane with its landing gear retracted. During the landing, the B-1B caught fire and emergency crews extinguished the flames. Damage estimates are more than $1 million.

Ohio Car Dealership Blasted for Jihad Ad -- A car dealership's planned radio advertisement that declared "a jihad on the automotive market" has drawn sharp criticism for its content but will not be changed, the business said Saturday.

Former Governor Jesse Ventura Questions Official 9/11 Story -- Former Minnesota Governor, actor and wrestling star Jesse Ventura has publicly questioned the official version of events behind 9/11 and gone further than ever before in citing Operation Northwoods and the Gulf of Tonkin as examples of how the government has planned and carried out staged war provocations in the past.

Bush's Church Urges Pull-Out Of US Troops From Iraq -- US President George W. Bush’s own church has called for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and is urging direct action to end the war.

Documents Disclose "Shadow Government" -- Government documents released by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal the Bush administration is running a "shadow government" with Mexico and Canada in which the U.S. is crafting a broad range of policy in conjunction with its neighbors to the north and south, asserts WND columnist and author Jerome R. Corsi.
Related Link to check out (SPP.gov)
Also: http://www.supremelaw.org

BUSH ADMINISTRATION IN DENIAL OF 'NORTH AMERICAN UNION' PLANS -- Americans must now understand that the battle to stop the North American Union is the last stand for a free and independent United States. That’s not a “Myth” it’s the truth.

Abuse by military recruiters -- More than 100 women who showed an interest in joining the military were victimized last year by their recruiters. At the same time, according to the AP, 80 recruiters were disciplined for sexual misconduct with potential enlistees.

Vermont Congress candidate calls on Pentagon to arrest Bush, Cheney -- Former Army Lieutenant and candidate for Congress in Vermont, Dennis Morrisseau, today called for the arrest of President Bush and Vice President Cheney by the American military "if necessary" to prevent an unauthorized attack upon the nation of Iran. Site of the Day: http://www.2LTMorrisseau.com 

First Amendment Banned In Lincoln Park Schools -- The Lincoln Park (Mich.) School District passed a controversial dress code which prohibits school students from wearing T-shirts with any images, writing or political statements on them, including 9/11 commemorative T-shirts and copies of the First Amendment. That’s right, the school board is trying to be a bunch of censors.

The United States Of Barbarism -- The U.S. Senate is cutting a deal with President Bush to make America a banana republic. Last week, three senators reached an agreement with the White House that will de facto permit the CIA to continue torturing people around the world. And the deal will prevent anyone – including Bush administration officials – from being held liable for the torture.

Clear Channel saves Rep. Boswell from public airing of his votes -- Boswell dodges second bullet. Clear Channel Outdoor of Des Moines has rejected billboards advertising the immigration voting record of Representative Leonard Boswell.

Sergeant Lauro "LJ" Chavez, 9/11 Whistle Blower Speaks Out to the Editor of the Cincinnati Post -- follow up to a recent story that was published in Cincinnati Post.

U.S. MILITARY SGT Lauro Chavez GOES PUBLIC: VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY ORDERED U.S. AIR FORCE TO "STAND-DOWN" DURING THE ATTACKS OF 9-11 -- GIVES EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT OF WHAT WENT ON INSIDE U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AT MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE. AS PLANES HIT WTC. RELEASES DETAILS OF TOP SECRET MILITARY DRILLS WHICH TOOK PLACE THAT DAY - SAYS THEY WERE COVER FOR ATTACKS!
Related Article click here.

Retired Military Officers Take Aim at Rumsfeld -- Retired military officers on Monday bluntly accused Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld of bungling the war in Iraq, saying U.S. troops were sent to fight without the best equipment and that critical facts were hidden from the public.

More invasion of privacy -- Wiretap Bill Moves Closer to Passage! Last-minute changes to legislation authorizing the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program have won the support of three balking Senate Republicans, improving the chances that a bill expanding the Bush administration's surveillance authority will pass Congress this week.

Could they be learning HOW to do terrorism? -- D.C. First Responders Hold 'Rock & Roll' Terror Drill. First responders in the District held a drill on Wednesday in order to prepare for a large-scale terrorist attack.

Detainee Measure to Have Fewer Restrictions -- Republican lawmakers and the White House agreed over the weekend to alter new legislation on military commissions to allow the United States to detain and try a wider range of foreign nationals than an earlier version of the bill permitted, according to government sources. (We Knew it was coming!)

U.S. Eases Rules on Gels and Liquids in Carry-Ons -- Aviation security officials eased the ban on carry-on liquids for airline passengers on Monday, after weeks of testing to determine how much of a liquid explosive would be needed to cause catastrophic damage to an airplane.

Egypt to begin nuclear programme -- Egypt has said it will re-launch its nuclear energy programme after a 20-year freeze as it announced plans to build a nuclear power station on the Mediterranean coast.

Miller Beer Sales and SABMiller Stock Dive as Boycott enters Phase II -- Since the launch of the boycott, coalition representatives have been on over 25 talk radio programs and covered in several major media markets spreading word of the boycott. Over 12,000 people have signed the petition calling on the Executive Branch to enforce existing laws aimed at companies that hire, aid, and abet illegal aliens. Almost 1 million hits have been recorded on the boycott website at www.MillerBoycott.com

Army Warns Rumsfeld It's Billions Short -- An extraordinary action by the chief of staff sends a message: The Pentagon must increase the budget or reduce commitments in Iraq and elsewhere.

Army Corps Faked Budget Entries -- The Army Corps of Engineers improperly created fake entries in government ledgers to maintain control over hundreds of millions of dollars in spending for the reconstruction of Iraq, according to a federal audit released Friday.

Open Letter To War Criminal George Bush -- Here's a veteran who doesn't mince words!!

'Iraqi troops refusing Baghdad duty' -- Iraqi forces reportedly do not want to redeploy to Baghdad.

INTEGRATION OF MEXICO, CANADA, US  -- The Trans Texas Corridor is an all-Texas superhighway that is planned to include tollways for passenger vehicles and trucks, passenger bullet trains, commuters trains, high-speed freight trains, pipelines of all types, and electrical transmission towers. (Site of the Day!) Read More...

Milk Infects 3 SoCal Children With E. Coli -- First spinach and now tainted milk has infected people with E. coli bacteria, prompting a recall of some milk products, health officials said Friday. Those infected got sick after drinking unpasteurized milk produced by Organic Pastures, a Fresno County dairy, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

French Defense Ministry Demands Investigation Of Leak On Unconfirmed Report Of Bin Laden's Death -- The French defense ministry on Saturday called for an internal investigation of the leak of an intelligence document that raises the possibility that Osama bin Laden may have died of typhoid in Pakistan a month ago but said the report of the death remained unverified.

New York City’s Reservists Are Asked to Return Iraq Pay -- When they were called up for military service in the wake of 9/11, hundreds of uniformed city workers in the Reserves faced the suspension of their city health and pension benefits. The city offered them an option: it would keep paying their salaries and continue their benefits, but when they returned they would have to repay the city their city salary or their military pay, whichever was less.

City removes fluoride from water -- The Del Rio City Council made that decision Tuesday night after a presentation by John Morony, a retired college biology professor, who characterized fluoride as a poison and showed the council numerous research references that link fluoride to higher rates of cancer and other health hazards.

HR 5295 -- Complete .pdf files of the Student Teacher Safety Act of 2006 (HR 5295).

House Approves Strip Search Bill -- The Student Teacher Safety Act of 2006 (HR 5295) would require any school receiving federal funding--essentially every public school--to adopt policies allowing teachers and school officials to conduct random, warrantless searches of every student, at any time, on the flimsiest of pretexts.

Congressman Davis’ School Safety Legislation Passes the House -- Congressman Geoff Davis’ school safety legislation passed the full House of Representatives.

1,100-plus U.S. laptops are missing -- More than 1,100 laptop computers have vanished from the Commerce Department since 2001, including nearly 250 from the Census Bureau containing such personal information as names, incomes and Social Security numbers, officials said yesterday.

Antiwar Push Starts Near White House; 34 Arrested -- A group of ministers, veterans and peace activists attempted to deliver a "declaration of peace" to the White House yesterday, kicking off a week of vigils and other activities in 350 communities across the country calling for the prompt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

States say new IDs could cost billions -- New federal security rules for issuing driver's licenses could cost $11 billion to implement, raising concerns among states about paying for the changes, according to a national survey of states released Thursday.

U.S. Urges H.I.V. Tests for Adults and Teenagers -- The federal government recommended yesterday that all teenagers and most adults have H.I.V. tests as part of routine medical care because too many Americans infected with the AIDS virus don’t know it.

U.S. Diplomatic and Commercial Relationships with Iraq, 1980 - 2 August 1990 -- Items sent from the U.S. during the Reagan and Bush Administrations that helped Iraq’s non-conventional weapons programs and that were shipped to known military industrial facilities include: Computers to develop ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons; machine tools and lasers to extend ballistic missile range; graphics terminals to design and analyze. Read More...

Pentagon report refutes pre-9/11 intel claim -- The Pentagon inspector general’s office said Thursday that a review of records from the unit, known as Able Danger, found no evidence it had identified ringleader Mohamed Atta or any other terrorist who participated in the 2001 attacks.

TSA still covering up airport security incompetence -- Another former Federal Aviation Administration special agent has come forward to say that the agency covered up lapses in security prior to September 11, 2001 and that the practice continues today at the Transportation Security Administration.

Big Brother is shouting at you -- Big Brother is not only watching you - now he's barking orders too. Britain's first 'talking' CCTV cameras have arrived, publicly berating bad behaviour and shaming offenders into acting more responsibly.

Study: Half of New Jobs Created in Bush Years Went to Illegal Immigrants -- Between 2000 and 2005, 4.1 million immigrant workers arrived from abroad, accounting for 86 percent of the net increase in the total number of employed persons (16 and older), the highest share ever recorded in the United States.

Royal Society tells Exxon: stop funding climate change denial -- Britain's leading scientists have challenged the US oil company ExxonMobil to stop funding groups that attempt to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change.

House Approves Strip Search Bill -- The Student Teacher Safety Act of 2006 (HR 5295) would require any school receiving federal funding--essentially every public school--to adopt policies allowing teachers and school officials to conduct random, warrantless searches of every student, at any time, on the flimsiest of pretexts.

Congressman Davis’ School Safety Legislation Passes the House -- Congressman Geoff Davis’ school safety legislation passed the full House of Representatives.

Arctic ice melt shocks scientists -- EUROPEAN scientists voiced shock today as they viewed pictures which showed Arctic ice cover had disappeared so much last month that a ship could sail unhindered from Europe's most northerly outpost to the North Pole.

UK suspects in new claims of torture at Guantanamo -- The extent of the torture and abuse that British residents held at Guantanamo Bay claim to have suffered is revealed for the first time in a series of recently declassified interviews between the detainees and their human rights lawyers.

Measures Seek to Restrict Detainees’ Access to Courts -- Although the effort has been partly obscured by the highly publicized wrangling over military commissions for war crimes trials, the Bush administration and its allies in Congress are trying to use the same legislation to strip federal courts of their authority to review the detentions of almost all terrorism suspects.

The next generation of electric-shock therapy -- A new generation of medical devices is being developed that aim to modify mood and behavior by sending mild doses of electricity into the brain.

Chavez tells UN Bush is 'devil' -- Venezuela's leader Hugo Chavez has called US President George W Bush "the devil" in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Deeply Relax and Sharpen Your Vision With This Simple Technique -- It turns out that "palming" is one of the most relaxing things you can do for your eyes, and relaxation is a cornerstone of improving your vision naturally.

BILL BENSON'S FIRST AMENDMENT CASE UPDATE -- His tireless fight to expose two of the biggest lies ever shoved down the throats of the American people: the fraudulent ratification of both the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments. Read More...

GA judge throws out ID voting law -- A state judge ruled Tuesday that a Georgia law requiring voters to present government-issued photo identification violates the State Constitution and could not be enforced.

Alleged 9/11 Planner Faces Gitmo Hearing -- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks, and other alleged terrorists linked to major attacks against the U.S. are expected to face hearings at the Guantanamo prison camp within three months, a military official said Wednesday.

Citizens Seek to Raise Public Awareness of National Animal ID System (NAIS) -- Concerned citizens of Lapeer County and surrounding counties, in conjunction with Liberty Ark Coalition, are sponsoring two presentations, Friday September 29, and Saturday 30, to raise public awareness of what they claim is an intrusive and unnecessary government program called the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

Legislation proposed to prohibit mandatory animal ID -- Senator Jim Talent, and Representative Jo Ann Emerson, both from Missouri, have introduced legislation in both chambers that will prohibit the USDA from imposing a "mandatory" animal identification program on livestock owners. The bills will also prohibit the use of federal funds to support any state program that mandates participation in a state program.

GOTTA HAVE A WAR...ANY WAR WILL DO -- By Joyce Riley and Dave vonKleist -- In this time of nearly universal dissent and condemnation of the Bush administration’s foreign policy and apparent mad dash toward war, we would have to be fools or in denial to think that the national media is not being utilized to promote propaganda to sway the American people into supporting some kind of military action. READ MORE...

North American Forum held in secret at Banff Springs Hotel -- A handful of Banff residents are outraged the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel hosted American political leaders in a series of secret meetings with political and business leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States. And they’re suggesting the conference included a man some consider to be the most powerful man in America: U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

With Premier at U.N., Thai Military Stages Coup -- In Thailand’s first coup in 15 years, military leaders seized control of Bangkok on Tuesday night, suspended the Constitution and declared martial law in the capital, effective immediately.

Air Controllers Chafe at Plan to Reduce Staffing Levels -- A drive by the Federal Aviation Administration to cut the number of air traffic controllers nationally by 10 percent below negotiated levels, and even more sharply at places like the busy radar center here, is producing tension, anger and occasional shows of defiance among controllers.

Halliburton To Wounded Employee: You'll Get A Medal - If You Don't Sue -- Halliburton will help its combat-zone employees get the honors and recognition they deserve -- if they promise not to sue the company.

Tell USDA NOT to Approve Illegal, GE Rice -- Comments may be submitted directly on the USDA website by clicking this link.

Rumsfeld Adviser Resigns As Pentagon Shake-Up Looms -- The Pentagon's top special operations policy-maker is quitting in a move that several Bush administration sources say is the first negative fallout from a major reorganization of advisers in the office of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.Thomas W. O'Connell, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict (SOLIC), has told Eric Edelman, undersecretary of defense for policy, that he will leave in several months.

Gonzales: ISPs Must Keep Records On Users -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday stepped up his efforts to lobby for federal laws requiring Internet providers to keep track of what their customers do online.

Next Stop: Conscription (by William Norman Grigg) -- In early August, about 300 Alaska-based soldiers of the 172nd Stryker Brigade, shortly after returning from Iraq, were ordered to return to Iraq immediately. Because of a bureaucratic bungle, the unit was not informed while in Iraq that its tour of duty had been extended. As a result, the soldiers and their families, relieved and grateful for their safe return, were torn apart once again without adequate time to prepare.

Outside UN, protesters urge Bush to end Iraq war -- Thousands of protesters including former American soldiers rallied outside U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, urging the U.S. government to end the war in Iraq and bring home the troops.

3 Petitions to check out:
Call on Gov. Schwarzenegger to Investigate Chemtrails Petition

Aaron Russo Petition
Reinstate Mike Malloy on Air America Radio Petition

On India’s Farms, a Plague of Suicide -- Across the country in desperate pockets like this one, 17,107 farmers committed suicide in 2003, the most recent year for which government figures are available. Anecdotal reports suggest that the high rates are continuing.

E. coli cases prompt calls to regulate farm practices -- Even as investigators track the source of tainted spinach, consumer groups seek more FDA authority over farms. We KNEW that was coming!!

Nicaraguan election shapes into lively race Ortega may have best shot yet at regaining presidency -- His son, Camilo Mejia, was sentenced to one year in prison for refusing to serve a second tour of duty in Iraq as a reservist with the Florida National Guard after his request for conscientious objector status was denied. He was represented by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and was released early last year.

Transporting Hay to be Subject to New Regulations -- Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, regulations regarding the transporting of hay will go into effect in December. The new rules are designed to protect against serious threats to the food supply. The regulations relate only to transported hay that is destined to be fed to livestock entering the nation’s food chain, such as beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats.

GULF WAR VETERAN Tennessee Man Set to be Executed -- Holton says he suffered from severe depression when he committed the murders. His lawyers maintain Holton has a long history of mental illness and may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder from his military service in the 1991 Gulf War.

Family angered about report disputing existence of Gulf War syndrome -- Years after her granddaughter and great-grandson died of what she believes were Gulf War-related illnesses, Marie Robertson continues to think of them and miss them.

Panel Refutes 'Gulf War Syndrome' -- (WebMD) A government advisory panel on Tuesday said it could find no evidence of a "Gulf War Syndrome" afflicting U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq and Kuwait in the early 1990s, though it did affirm that combat veterans do suffer increased rates of many individual ailments.

Chavez proposes creation of 'Bank of the South' -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has proposed the creation of a bank of south-American nations to use international reserves for financing the development of these countries.

'Death of a President' drama wins film award -- A controversial Channel 4 docudrama in which President George Bush is assassinated has received a prestigious award at the Toronto Film Festival.

Feds Lower Boom On Alternative Money -- The government Thursday warned consumers and businesses that it is illegal to use alternative money known as "Liberty Dollar" coins, which organizers promote as a competitor to the almighty dollar.

Firms Vie to Provide the Future of Border Security -- The Department of Homeland Security is expected within days to name a winner in a competition that could permanently change the way the United States conducts surveillance, apprehension and detention operations along its northern and southern boundaries.

CIA asks for 'legal clarity' on torture -- CIA director Michael Hayden said overnight he needed to know with greater clarity what is lawful under the Geneva Conventions for interrogations of key Al-Qaeda suspects to continue.

U.S. holds AP photographer in Iraq 5 mos -- The U.S. military in Iraq has imprisoned an Associated Press photographer for five months, accusing him of being a security threat but never filing charges or permitting a public hearing.

KBR awarded Homeland Security contract worth up to $385M -- KBR, the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton Co. said Tuesday it has been awarded a contingency contract from the Department of Homeland Security to supports its Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities in the event of an emergency.

Fears over drug for troops in Iraq -- British soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are being treated with an experimental drug that has not been fully tested. The Ministry of Defence is giving soldiers an experimental blood clotting drug called NovoSeven, the Guardian reports.

U.S. War Prisons Legal Vacuum for 14,000 -- In the few short years since the first shackled Afghan shuffled off to Guantanamo, the U.S. military has created a global network of overseas prisons, its islands of high security keeping 14,000 detainees beyond the reach of established law.

Al-Qaida warns Muslims: Time to get out of U.S. -- The new al-Qaida field commander in Afghanistan is calling for Muslims to leave the U.S. – particularly Washington and New York – in anticipation of a major terror attack to rival Sept. 11, according to an interview by a Pakistani journalist.

The Coming Civil War - In Mexico: Bush Must Close Border Now -- The United States is issuing an urgent warning to Americans about travel to Mexico. The State Department says that, quote, "brutal violence is on the rise all across Mexico, particularly in four Mexican states."

More New Jerseyans being asked for their Social Security cards -- Whether it's dealing with banks, schools, government agencies, hospitals or other companies, New Jersey residents are increasingly being asked not only to provide their Social Security numbers, but to show their Social Security cards as well.

Jesse Lusian 24, dies resulting from complications of the Anthrax Vaccine -- Jesse received vaccine while serving our country as a Merchant Marine on a cargo ship in Diego Garcia, a Navy Support Facility in the Middle East.

Veteran backs dad's antiwar platform -- Dexter Kamilewicz's independent quest to unseat Congressman Tom Allen and end the war in Iraq has no bigger cheerleader than his 30-year-old, battle-weary son.

9/11 Gas Station Video Released - Does not show Flight 77 -- The long sought after and much hyped Citago gas station video from 9/11 has finally been released.

Feds Lower Boom On Alternative Money -- The government Thursday warned consumers and businesses that it is illegal to use alternative money known as "Liberty Dollar" coins, which organizers promote as a competitor to the almighty dollar.

Pressures mount on Bush to bomb Iran -- President George W Bush is coming under enormous pressure from Israel - and from Israel's neoconservative friends inside and outside the US administration - to harden still further his stance toward Iran.

9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided By SWAT Team -- A 9/11 toxic dust whistleblower, a ground zero hero and one of the individuals influential in the release of documents proving a government cover-up that deliberately put police, firemen and rescue personel at risk, has been raided by a New York SWAT team - who ransacked his home for three hours after he was arrested.

Laptops May Be Subject To Customs Inspections After Overseas Trips -- In U.S. v. Romm, No. 04-10648, the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit ruled that customs officials can seize and search the contents of anyone’s laptop computer, even in the absence of a search warrant or probable cause.

Swiftboat Backer Bankrolling New Campaign Against Dems -- The Republican donor who helped bankroll the Swift Boat attacks on Democratic Sen. John Kerry's war record has given $5 million to a new group targeting Democratic candidates. Bob J. Perry, a Texas homebuilder with close ties to White House advisor Karl Rove and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, recently made the hefty donations to the Economic Freedom Fund, a newly created California group.

"God bless America vs. United we stand"? -- Political Cartoon!

An Unexpected Collision Over Detainees -- President Bush and Congressional Republicans spent the last 10 days laying the foundation for a titanic pre-election struggle over national security, and now they have one. But the fight playing out this week on Capitol Hill is not what they had in mind. Read More...

Won't Deploy? Can't Deploy - There Are No More Troops To Send To Iraq -- That is the unmistakable message of an Army briefing making the rounds in Washington. According to in-house assessments, fully two-thirds of the Army's operating force, both active and reserve, is now reporting in as "unready"—that is, they lack the equipment, people, or training they need to execute their assigned missions.

Judge Strikes Down Missouri Voter ID Law -- A judge struck down Missouri's new voter identification law Thursday as an unconstitutional infringement on the right to vote. The law required voters to show a federal or Missouri-issued photo ID at the polls, which Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan said was an unconstitutional burden on voters because the paperwork required to get those IDs is not free.

Liberty Ark Info Alert and NAIS Updates -- Please read this important update on our advances in Congress against NAIS. Be sure to check out the NAIS Section!

Depleted Uranium Radioactive Contamination In Iraq: An Overview -- by Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi. Check out TPH DU Section!

African-American Minnesota Legislator Keith Ellison Slated to Become First Muslim Elected to Congress -- In Minnesota, an African-American state legislator who won Tuesday's Democratic primary is slated to become the first Muslim elected to Congress.

US Iran report branded dishonest -- The UN nuclear watchdog has protested to the US government over a report on Iran's nuclear programme, calling it "erroneous" and "misleading".

America: Freedom to Fascism New Theater Openings -- Aaron Russo’s film, America: Freedom to Fascism, will be opening in Chicago, Denver, Portland, Beverly Hills, Houston, Dallas, Tempe, Tucson, and Salt Lake City beginning in September and October.

Russian central banker killed in contract "hit" -- A Russian central banker who fought to clean up his country's murky banking system died early on Thursday from gunshot wounds after being ambushed by assassins in what police said was a contract 'hit'.

NY cops study terror risk by blasting bomb -- NEW YORK: Police investigators posing as apple growers secretly built and partially detonated a fertilizer-based, 1,080-kilogramme truck bomb to determine how easy it would be for homegrown terrorists to launch an attack with homemade explosives, officials said.

Syria Says US Behind Attack On Own Embassy -- Senior Syrian government official have accused the US of being behind Tuesday's assault on its own embassy in downtown Damascus.

Nev. soldier’s plaque can include Wiccan sign -- The widow of a Nevada soldier killed in Afghanistan nearly a year ago won state approval Wednesday to place a Wiccan religious symbol on his memorial plaque, something the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has refused to do.

Bush Assassination Film Set For US Release -- Newmarket Films has picked up all U.S. rights to "Death of a President," the most controversial film at the Toronto International Film Festival because of its realistic depiction of an imagined assassination of President Bush. The distributor paid $1 million for the film, and Maple Films paid $500,000 for all Canadian rights.

Antidepressant linked to suicide, violence -- A type of antidepressant, already suspected of raising the risk of suicide, may also cause a few people to become violent. Researchers reported on Monday that people who took GlaxoSmithKline's antidepressant Paxil were twice as likely to have what was called a "hostility event" as those given a placebo.

Iraq has become one of the most violent places on Earth -- Iraq has become one of the most violent places on Earth. The UN secretary general has said that most Middle East leaders regard the US-led invasion of Iraq and its aftermath as a disaster for the region.

Pictures from Ground Zero 2006 -- Photos from New York City taken while Dave was in New York City for the 5th anniversary of 9-11.

Air Force chief: Test weapons on testy U.S. mobs -- Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.

Joyce Riley was on the Coast to Coast show with George Noory last night Sept. 12, 2006 to discuss the below two articles just released on Gulf War Syndrome! Click above hyperlink  to go directly to Coast to Coast!

Panel Refutes 'Gulf War Syndrome' -- A government advisory panel on Tuesday said it could find no evidence of a 'Gulf War syndrome' afflicting U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq and Kuwait in the early 1990s, though it did affirm that combat veterans do suffer increased rates of many individual ailments.

Institute of Medicine Report 2006 - Gulf War and Health - Volume 4 - Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War - A Must read!! (.pdf file)

Health of Veterans & Deployed Forces -- The health of 1991 Gulf War veterans have been the focus of a number of Institute of Medicine reports and continue to be the focus of ongoing IOM studies.

EXCLUSIVE...9/11 Debate: Loose Change Filmmakers vs. Popular Mechanics Editors of "Debunking 9/11 Myths" -- In a Democracy Now! national broadcast exclusive, read and see a debate between the filmmakers of Loose Change and the editors of Popular Mechanics on 9/11. [includes rush transcript] (Thanks Dan!)

Grieving Mother Seeks Understanding -- Mother deplores President George Bush's war in Iraq and is "continually frustrated, upset and angry" over his response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Vets Arrested for Educating Public on DU -- Four veterans of the current war in Iraq and one supporter (a total of five young men) were detained at the Pentagon today after they attended an open house and left behind flyers providing information about the lethal effects of depleted uranium.
Related Article:  DU not a popular topic at the Pentagon

Mysterious flash video -- Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, KING 5 News' phones started to ring as viewers reported seeing a ball of flames shooting across the skies of Western Washington. Check out the video of this mysterious light.

NEW POLL: Do you think anti-terrorism laws and policies passed since 9/11/01 are effective? -- Please take time to cast your vote.

MP attacks Channel Ten over 9/11 conspiracy film -- A Labor backbencher has attacked Channel Ten for screening a film on Saturday night about a conspiracy theory that the United States Government staged the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Public Confidence in Government Falling -- Americans grow up with great pride that they live in the greatest country on Earth, a country that has Constitutional protections, and an economy and other freedoms that outsiders envy. But the American rose is fading, and hopefully this time, it may not be a passing whim but rather a frank realization of the failings of big government.

AP Reports on Bush Visit to Ground Zero -- Video taken at Ground Zero.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS & TELL-A-VISION -- "Tell-A-Vision is the adult and youth re-engineer, and the public schools are the youth and now toddler re-engineers - teaching us exactly how to be anything and everything but free people."

14 ISLAMIC TERRORISTS IDENTIFIED IN OKC BOMBING -- Ahmad [1] was arrested after he had fled to England less than a week after the OKC bombing. It was reported that bomb making tools and weapons magazines were found in his luggage. Yet the FBI and DOJ released Ahmad [1] a few days later.

Send Feedback email to BYU President Samuelson -- In reagrds to BYU Suspends 911 Truth Professor Steven Jones (send online message to the President of BYU)!

Watch Constitution Day Programs on C-SPAN -- September 18 is Constitution Day Observed.

9/11 Truth Movement Needs Legal Action Group -- The momentum of the 9/11 truth movement is accelerating like never before after enjoying a cacophony of attention during yesterday's 5th anniversary coverage. The next stage needs to be the formation of a 9/11 Legal Action organization and commencement of criminal indictments following the likely Republican loss of Congress in November.

New link on 9/11 conspiracy theory -- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia!

LETS HAVE A HAND FOR KEITH OLBERMAN -- Sept. 11: "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann offers a special comment about 9/11 five years after the terrorist attacks.

Neo-Fascism 102: the road to dictatorship -- John Jones examines new developments and Bush administration efforts to change Constitutional safeguards to prevent dictatorship.

9/11 Whistleblowers Ignored, Retaliated Against -- For blowing the whistle on poor aviation security, Dzakovic was reassigned to an entry-level desk job in the newly formed Transportation Security Administration. Read More...

FDA Approves Spraying Of Viruses On Our Food Supply -- On Friday, August 18, 2006, the FDA approved a viral cocktail to be sprayed on foods we eat. This is the first time viruses have been approved for use as food additives.

DHS Brings Charges Against Greg Palast -- The Department of Homeland Security, after a five-year hunt for Osama, has finally brought charges against Greg Palast. Palast Charged With Journalism In The First Degree.

9/11 inside traders -- Just a month after the attacks the SEC sent out a list of stocks to various securities firms around the world looking for information. The list includes stocks of....Read More...

Journalists Caught Taking Pay From US Government -- The Miami Herald newspaper has fired ten journalists after discovering that the U.S. government had paid them to appear on Radio Martí and TV Martí, anti-Castro propaganda stations run by the U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting. The stations are broadcast to Cuba, but cannot air in the U.S. because of anti-propaganda laws.

Army Will Add 80,000 New Soldiers By Year End -- In a big turnaround from a year ago, the US Army will achieve its 2006 goal of 80,000 new soldiers despite lingering reluctance by some potential recruits to join amid the Iraq war, officials said on Friday.

Labor MP attacks Ten on 9/11 documentary -- LABOR MP Michael Danby wants Channel 10's programming director sacked after the TV station screened a documentary which floated conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks. The program, 9/11 In Plane Site, questioned whether a hijacked airliner really hit the Pentagon, and suggested shadowy American forces engineered the event for evil ends.

Worried CIA Officers Buy Legal Insurance -- Plans Fund Defense In Anti-Terror Cases CIA counterterrorism officers have signed up in growing numbers for a government-reimbursed, private insurance plan that would pay their civil judgments and legal expenses if they are sued or charged with criminal wrongdoing, according to current and former intelligence officials and others with knowledge of the program.

Exclusive non censored clips from ABC's The path to 911 -- The Pre-edited video clips Clinton & the Democrats dont want you to see!

9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Gather in N.Y. -- As New York readied for another anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, conspiracy theorists and researchers who belong to a group known as the 9/11 Truth Movement gathered in Greenwich Village. Among them were proponents of the "LIHOP" theory, who believe that members of the government "let it happen on purpose," and the "MIHOP" theory, who hold that government officials "made it happen on purpose."

Widower to ABC: Don't Air 9/11 Film -- Read the following letter to Disney President and CEO Robert Iger from John Bueg, whose wife CAROLYN (link), a former executive at Walt Disney Records, was on American Airlines Flight 11 when the plane struck 1 World Trade Center.

Nearly 200,000 Americans Agree, ABC Needs to Pull the Plug on Slanderous Propaganda Film -- the Democratic National Committee delivered a petition signed by close to 200,000 Americans to the ABC offices in Washington urging the network to pull the plug on "The Path to 9/11," the five hour propaganda video it plans to air Sunday and Monday night.

Clinton officials rip ABC’s ‘The Path to 9/11’ -- Top officials of the Clinton administration have launched a preemptive strike against an ABC-TV "docudrama," slated to air Sunday and Monday, that they say includes made-up scenes depicting them as undermining attempts to kill Osama bin Laden. Read More...

William Rodriguez Gets Cover story of New York's Largest Spanish Newspaper -- William Rodriguez, last man out of the North Tower and key activist for the rights of the victims of 9/11, was portrayed on the cover story of El Diario.

Five Years After And We Still Don’t Know -- In the five years since three World Trade Center buildings collapsed into their own footprints in virtually free fall time, the convincing power of the official explanation of that day’s events has evaporated. Polls show that 36% of Americans do not believe the official account.

Bin Laden trail goes ‘stone cold’ -- The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years.

New Poll Says Most Canadians Blame US For 9/11 Attacks -- A majority of Canadians believe U.S. foreign policy was one of the root causes that led to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and Quebecers are quicker to criticize the U.S. administration for its international actions than other Canadians, a recent poll suggests.

BYU places '9/11 truth' professor on paid leave -- Brigham Young University placed physics professor Steven Jones on paid leave Thursday while it reviews his involvement in the so-called "9/11 truth movement" that accuses unnamed government agencies of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.

Half Ton of Bomb Material Stored a Few Miles from the White House -- With virtually no questions asked, an undercover ABC News team was able to purchase a half ton of one of the world's most dangerous bomb-making materials and move it into a storage shed only a few miles from the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

MSNBC POLL -- Do you believe any 9/11 conspiracy theories that indicate the U.S. government was involved?

Whistleblower Safe Harbor Not Safe Anymore -- Unfortunately, the usual reaction to a whistleblower by his or her management is not a correction of the problem, but rather retaliation: forced transfers, demotions, revocation of security clearances, and even being fired.

MOSQUITO BARRIER -- Mosquito Barrier is a very strong liquid garlic made from very potent garlic cloves. The garlic used in Mosquito Barrier is a very powerful variety which is much more potent than the garlic found in grocery stores (in fact, our lab people here refer to it as "super garlic").

Bin Laden taunts West on eve of September 11 anniversary -- Osama bin Laden has returned to taunt the West - just four days before the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, suicide hijackings that killed nearly 3,000 people.

FBI Agent Who Consulted On “The Path to 9/11” Quit Halfway Through Because ‘They Were Making Things Up’ -- James Bamford revealed that an FBI agent who worked as a consultant to the film quit halfway through production of the mini-series because he believed the writers and producers were “making things up.” Watch the clip...

Portland judge rejects Bush attempt to dismiss NSA lawsuit -- A federal judge in Portland has declined to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the legality of a National Security Agency eavesdropping program authorized by President Bush.

911 - A Modern Fairy Tale By Douglas Herman -- Once upon a time in America, the land of opportunity, a group of Foreign guys at a Florida strip club said: "Let's get Korans and boxcutters and hijack airplanes and crash them into skyscrapers." Read More...

A Mickey Mouse 9/11 from ABC -- On Sunday and Monday nights, September 10 and 11, ABC TV, which is owned by Disney, the folks who brought you Mickey Mouse in 1928, plans to bring you a six-hour, $40 million docudrama, called “The Path to 9/11." It might well be called “The Path to Perdition,” seeing as how it bills itself as “an objective telling of the events of 9/11," when in fact the film was scripted by arch-conservative writer Cyrus Nowrasteh, whose friendship is claimed by no less than Rush Limbaugh. Don’t throw up yet. There’s more . . .

Larry “Lucky Larry” Silverstein -- You’ve got to be lucky to make $4 Billion killing on a 6-month investment of $124 Million. Larry Silverstein is the New York property tycoon who purchased the entire WTC complex just 6 months prior to the 9/11 attacks. That was the first time in its 33-year history the complex had EVER changed ownership.

Following Zakheim and Pentagon trillions to Israel and 9-11 -- Think of this as part two of my Online Journal article on Dov Zakheim, former Bush appointee as Pentagon Comptroller from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004. At that time he was unable to explain the disappearance of $1 trillion dollars. Actually, nearly three years earlier, Donald Rumsfeld announced on September 10, 2001 that an audit discovered $2.3 trillion was also missing from the Pentagon books. That story, as I mentioned, was buried under 9-11’s rubble. The two sums disappeared on Zakheim’s watch.

Clinton Demands ABC Fix 9/11 Movie or Pull It -- An angry Bill Clinton is demanding that ABC "correct all errors” in its upcoming miniseries "The Path to 9/11” — or pull it from the air.

Clinton officials rip ABC’s ‘The Path to 9/11’ -- Top officials of the Clinton administration have launched a preemptive strike against an ABC-TV "docudrama," slated to air Sunday and Monday, that they say includes made-up scenes depicting them as undermining attempts to kill Osama bin Laden.

Dying nun wants her body autopsied to prove 9/11 toxicity killed her -- A nun who spent six months blessing human remains in the rubble at Ground Zero says she is dying of lung disease and wants her body autopsied to prove that she and her fellow 9/11 workers were sickened by the poisonous air at the site.

Elections 2006 - Pollster Pleads Guilty To Making Up Results -- The owner of DataUSA Inc., a company that conducted political polls for the campaigns of President Bush, Sen. Joe Lieberman and other candidates, pleaded guilty to fraud for making up survey and poll results.

Bolton Nomination Removed from Agenda Today -- John Bolton’s nomination to the post of US Ambassador to the UN was scheduled to be on the agenda for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this morning. The hearing was to begin at 9:30 am ET. It did not start until well after that — closer to 10:00 am ET — and the Bolton portion of the hearing has been pulled from the agenda today.

9/11: Five Years Later -- Be sure to check out the links.

President Moves 14 Held in Secret to Guantánamo -- President Bush said Wednesday that 14 high-profile terror suspects held secretly until now by the Central Intelligence Agency — including the man accused of masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks — had been transferred to the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to face military tribunals if Congress approves.

U.S. Rice Supply Contaminated -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that small amounts of an experimental genetically engineered rice, LLRICE 601, have appeared in long-grain rice shipments earmarked for Europe. Read More...

The jury that took on the IRS -- Gather your friends and family and listen as juror Marcy Brooks recounts what happened when two prosecutors, a judge, and the IRS meet an intelligent, responsible jury in the tax trial of Whitey Harell.

White House Targets Conspiracy Theorists As Terrorist Recruiters -- A document cited by President Bush in his recent speech at the Capital Hilton Hotel on how to 'win the war on terror' cites conspiracies as one of the wellsprings of terrorism and threatens to "address" and "diminish" the problems they are causing the government in fulfilling their agenda.

Discovery of 'intersex' fish raises questions -- Some species of male fish in the Potomac River and its tributaries are developing female sexual traits at a frequency higher than scientists have seen before, raising concerns about pollutants in a waterway that provides drinking water for millions of people.

ID/INFO EXPO 2006 Proceedings & Evaluation Form are Now Available Online -- The ID • INFO EXPO 2006 Proceedings are now available on the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) website. ID · INFO EXPO 2006 Online Evaluation Form: We need your help! Your input is very important to us in planning future ID • INFO EXPOs, please take a few minutes to complete the following evaluation form! Click here for the online evaluation form.

How 9/11 changed America: In statistics -- Five years after the 11 September attacks, how has America changed? Click through the graphs to explore long-term trends in selected aspects of life. Included are the five years preceding 2001 for comparison.

Missile Fired At McCain's Chopper, Officials Say -- Some U.S. senators had a close call on a trip to the former Soviet Union last week. The Georgian Interior Ministry said a helicopter accompanying a delegation of U.S. senators, including John McCain, was fired on last Monday.

The Israel Factor: Ranking the presidential candidates -- This is a new project on Rosner's Domain that rates potential presidential contenders in the 2008 race for the White House based on their attitudes toward Israel.

Military Officers Association of America Hosts President Bush's Address in Washington, DC -- The Military Officers Association of America, the nation's largest veteran's organization for active duty, National Guard, Reserve, former and retired military officers and their families and surviving spouses, hosted President George W. Bush's address to the nation about the Global War on Terrorism today at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.  Click here for full text of speech!

Go, Matt, Go! -- Matt Woodson, a friend and 9/11 research colleague, is an independent candidate running for Oklahoma's 5th district. Matt is the son of a former Oklahoma State representative in whose honor Woodson Park was named. Read More...

Massive oil field found under Gulf -- Chevron and two oil exploration companies announced the discovery of a giant oil reserve in the Gulf of Mexico that could boost the nation's supplies by as much as 50 percent and provide compelling evidence oil is a plentiful deep-earth product made naturally on a continuous basis.

Jewish man removed from airplane for praying -- Some fellow passengers are questioning why an Orthodox Jewish man was removed from an Air Canada Jazz flight in Montreal last week for praying.

The curse of the 9/11 widows -- The 911 widows' stories are being told for the first time in a graphic television documentary. Entitled: 9/11 Millionaire Widows which aired Sept. 5 in the UK on Channel 4. Keep checking your local listings for airing times.

Army Tries Private Pitch For Recruits -- Serco Inc., a company hired by the Army to test how well private headhunters do compared with the enlisted men and women who do the job. If the sales pitch works, the Army gets a new recruit, Serco gets paid and the headhunter is rewarded.

Democrats say U.S. less safe since 9/11 -- Democrats are going toe to toe with Republicans on national security in the final months before November's elections, calling for the ouster of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and claiming that America is less safe today than before the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Physics prof calls 9/11 conspiracist 'fruitcake' -- A University of Wisconsin professor who works with 9-11 conspiracist Kevin Barrett says he's a "fruitcake" who is too biased in favor of Islam to teach a class on the subject.

GRANNY WARRIORS ON THE ROAD AGAINST NAIS -- The Granny Warriors are throwing a monkey wrench in the propaganda the Animal Rights Activists including the USDA. They are letting the public know they  are fighting MAD and are taking on the job of letting the public know the facts. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

On the lighter side -- IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN!

Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas -- This is a link to some photos of the Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas. When looking directly at the corner, the top of the building appears to be the head of an owl, the mascot for Frost Bank, with the Frost logos making the eyes; the beak and ears are also clearly seen. Many say this building represents moloch the owl. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frost_Bank_Tower
Related Link: http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=101593

Officials Slow to Hear Claims of 9/11 Illnesses -- Five years after the World Trade Center towers collapsed in a vortex of dust and ash, government officials have only recently begun to take a role in the care of many of the 40,000 responders and recovery workers who were made sick by toxic materials at ground zero.

Gaza doctors encounter 'unexplained injuries' -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering whether there is a case for an investigation into the injuries amid suspicions by the medics that the injuries were inflicted by what they claim may have been unidentified "non-conventional" weapons.

Pupils can get free nasal-spray flu vaccine -- Free nasal-spray flu vaccinations will be available to elementary school pupils through a program county school officials plan to announce to parents Tuesday. Children ages 5-11 are eligible if their parents sign and return permission slips by Friday.

THE NEW CENSUS: An All-Out Assault On Your Privacy -- The federal government has quietly begun using an incredibly intrusive new census form called "The American Community Survey." Up to 1 million households a year will receive this form. It is demanded because you can be fined up to $1,000 for each of the 72 questions you don?t answer or which you answer "incorrectly." However, so far no one has been fined for not answering, nor are they likely to be if public resistance is strong. You can download the survey at by clicking here!

Some colleges evicting suicidal students -- A depressed Hunter College student who swallowed handfuls of Tylenol, then saved her own life by calling 911, was in for a surprise when she returned to her dorm room after the ordeal. The lock had been changed on the door. Read More...

Missouri: NAIS -- Registration may not stay voluntary! Register voluntarily now and avoid the possibility of being compelled to register later. That is the message anyone involved in animal agriculture in Missouri is being told about participating in the initial phase of the National Animal Identification System.

FBI Had Student Data Searched -- The Education Department acknowledged Thursday that at the request of the FBI, it had scoured millions of federal student loan records for information about suspected terrorists in the five years since the Sept. 11 attacks. The data mining — known as "Project Strike Back" — was intended to determine whether terrorism suspects had illegally obtained college aid to finance their operations through identity theft or other means.

Vets Exposed to Radiation Lose Ruling -- In a quiet ruling that nonetheless resonates nationwide, a federal appellate court rejected efforts by Broudy and others seeking claims on behalf of "atomic veterans." The same court simultaneously rejected bids by other veterans exposed to biological and chemical agents.

President Bush 'assassinated' in new TV docudrama -- Bush is shot by a sniper in a scene from Death of a President. The dramatic scene, which has caused outrage among Americans, has been created by a British film company for a programme about the effect of the War On Terror.

New discovery shows why vaccines can cause adverse reactions -- New research from scientists at Imperial College London explains why some vaccines can have unexpected side effects, a finding that could aid the development of safer and more effective vaccines in the future.

HoustonFreePress:  Monkey Business -- Primates -- destined for laboratory research -- are being brought into a compound in Houston so carefully and quietly that no one knows they're there.

America's war on the web -- The Pentagon says it will wage war against the internet in order to dominate the realm of communications, prevent digital attacks on the US and its allies, and to have the upper hand when launching cyber-attacks against enemies.

U.S. built major Iranian nuclear facility -- In the heart of Tehran sits one of Iran's most important nuclear facilities, a dome-shaped building where scientists have conducted secret experiments that could help the country build atomic bombs. It was provided to the Iranians by the United States.

FEMA Officials Plead Guilty to Charges of Federal Public Bribery -- (FEMA) officials working in New Orleans, Andrew Rose and Loyd Holliman, plead guilty in federal court to soliciting bribes as public officials,

Oil, Oil, Everywhere! -- How Consumers Are Being Duped. The world has plenty of oil--not only in Canada, but Russia, China, but right here in the U.S. as well In fact, the only argument amongst geologists is whether there are three trillion or five trillion barrels of oil remaining beneath the Earth. The real issue causing all the grief in the world is refining capacity.

Pentagon Moves Toward Monitoring Media -- U.S. command in Baghdad is seeking bidders for a two-year, $20 million public relations contract that calls for monitoring the tone of Iraq news stories filed by U.S. and foreign media.

Sex Offender, New Hire Databases Could Be Linked -- A federal database containing personal information on every person in America who gets a job or files an unemployment claim may be used to track sex offenders, according to a report released this week.

Anti-Bush Shirt OK in School, Court Says -- A middle school that censored the anti-drug, anti-Bush message on a student's T-shirt violated the boy's right to free speech, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

AUGUST 2006

CNN sorry for Bush speech gaffe - Anchor Kyra Phillips leaves microphone on accidently
-- CNN apologized Tuesday after an open mike transmitted an anchor's bathroom conversation with another woman live over the network as it was carrying President Bush's speech in New Orleans. Audio May be found by clicking here!

UK To Criminalize US Reporters For 'Banned' News -- Now, the UK-NWO want to prosecute American companies, individual journalists, website owners who post stories that are BANNED by UK Big Brother as unacceptable in BRITAIN. Translation...The UK can now prosecute not only the NYTiimes, but also people like Alex Jones, Jeff Rense, Paul Watson, etc... ANYONE no matter if they LIVE in England OR NOT. Say anything against the British Government and YOU can be PROSECUTED.

Olbermann Urges Rumsfeld's Impeachment, Blasts Him as a 'Quack' Pushing 'Fascism' -- MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night used his Countdown show to deliver a vitriolic personal attack on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, “a reality check of Donald Rumsfeld's incendiary speech, a special comment on his attack on your right to disagree.” Olbermann concluded his program with a six-minute diatribe against Rumsfeld. Read More...

Mexico Leftist to Create Parallel Gov't -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, convinced he won't be awarded the presidency, has vowed to create a parallel leftist government and is urging Mexicans not to recognize the apparent victory of the ruling party's Felipe Calderon.

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE MARY STARRETT FRIGHTENS G.O.P. GOLIATH -- Conservative firebrand Mary Starrett will be listed on the ballot as a gubernatorial candidate for the Oregon Constitution Party in November, according to Secretary of State Bill Bradbury. In a heated gubernatorial race, a former Republican lawmaker in Oregon filed a state elections complaint on Friday night seeking to knock off third-party gubernatorial candidate, Mary Starrett, from the November 2006 ballot.

U.S. to stage missile-defense test over Pacific -- The United States is set to test key parts of its emerging antimissile shield over the Pacific on Thursday, officially to collect data, but with the possibility that a target dummy warhead will be shot down.

More "BAD GUYS" identified - Law Enforcement Officials Search for U.S.-Born Terrorists -- Worried about American citizens attacking their own country, law enforcement and intelligence officials are trying to learn how and why extremist sympathizers cross a line and become operational terrorists.

Is this Bush's secret bunker? -- Mount Weather is a top-security underground installation an hour's drive from Washington DC. It has its own leaders, police, fire department - and laws. A cold war relic, it has been given a new lease of life since 9/11. And no one who's been inside has ever talked. Read More...

On the lighter side - Baby Hippo -- "Much of life can never be explained but only witnessed."

U.S. States Widen Scope For Executions -- Politicians in primarily southern U.S. states have passed laws that expand the use of the death penalty to include repeat child sex offenders.

Unpaid Katrina tab has Guard hurting -- The Oregon National Guard says it's in bad financial shape because the federal government and Louisiana have not paid the $2.7 million they owe the Guard for relief and law enforcement work last year after Hurricane Katrina.

After year in Iraq, soldiers face 18-hour bus ride home -- When the 150 soldiers in the Massachusetts-based 220th Transportation Company , 94th Regional Readiness Command , arrived at Camp Atterbury in Indiana just after midnight Friday for demobilization, they were told they would have to take the bus home - an 18 to 20 hour ride.

What's Going Around -- The mystery bug is "mycoplasma pneumonia," and it's contagious, according to Dr. Wendy Lankford at Austin Regional Clinic. It's different from full-blown pneumonia.

Fox News Calls In The Experts On Hurricane Katrina: Richard Simmons and Don King -- Neil Cavuto devoted much of his show’s coverage to the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. To give the real picture of what’s going on, Cavuto brought in two “experts” on back-to-back segments — exercise guru Richard Simmons and boxing promoter Don King.

110-Building Site in New York City Goes on Market -- Metropolitan Life is putting Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village — a stretch of 110 apartment buildings along the East River — on the auction block.

US accused of bid to oust Chávez with secret funds -- The US government has been accused of trying to undermine the Chávez government in Venezuela by funding anonymous groups via its main international aid agency.

Crop Cops Take to the Sky -- The USDA's National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) is collecting aerial photographs of all the shaded areas during the summer of 2006. Farmers may seem like trustworthy people, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking no chances. It's spending tens of millions of dollars to create an enormous computerized map of every farmer's field in America. The program is intended to make sure farmers are doing what's required to earn their government subsidies.

Cascades' reddened forests signal threat to humans -- Signs that our local forests are stressed by global warming recently struck me while traveling over North Cascades passes in Washington state.

Bush and Condi on Rense.com -- On the lighter side. A love story, GW and Condi.

Rumsfeld asks Americans for 'patience' in Iraq -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Americans that if they have patience, the situation in Iraq will eventually change for the better. ?????

Rumsfeld: North Korea not a military threat to South -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday said North Korea does not pose a military threat to South Korea, calling Pyongyang more a danger as a proliferator of weapons to other countries and perhaps terrorists.

Technology Lets Parents Track Kids' Every Move -- Devices such as Alltrack USA's DriveRight Car Chip allow parents to monitor their children. The Car Chip records driving speeds, hard accelerations and decelerations. By using global positioning system technology to fix its location every second or so, the device is essentially an electronic tattletale. It automatically e-mails or calls Pawlick every time Jessica drives too fast, or goes somewhere she isn't supposed to.

Bill For Depleted-Uranium Screening Passes California Senate -- California veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces are one signature away from having mandated access to health screenings to determine their exposure to depleted uranium. SB 1720, the Veterans’ Health and Safety Act of 2006, passed with the unanimous approval of the state Senate on Wednesday and is headed to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s desk. The bill, which establishes outreach programs as well as screening tests for veterans, was introduced by state Sen. Wes Chesbro (D-Arcata) in February of this year. It passed the state Assembly with a 61-13 vote on Tuesday.

New Test Speeds Diagnosis of Lethal Avian Flu Strain -- In an advance that speeds up diagnosis of the most dangerous avian flu, scientists have developed a detailed influenza test that takes less than 12 hours, federal health officials said yesterday.

Why Give Kids Antidepressants That Can Cause Them to Kill Themselves? -- A study involving nearly 5,500 adults and children has added to the evidence that common antidepressants increase suicide risk for children and adolescents.

A Man, a Plan, a Dam. Then, an F.B.I. Call -- Jim Bensman of Alton, Ill., attended a public meeting on the proposed construction of a bypass channel for fish at a dam on the Mississippi River. Less than a week later, he was under investigation by the F.B.I. — the victim, depending on how you look at it, of either a comedy of errors or alarming antiterror zeal.

Chinese police haul off "bad vaccine" protesters -- Chinese police hauled off a small group of people on Thursday who had arrived in Beijing's Tiananmen Square to protest what they say are bad vaccines which have crippled their children, one of the demonstrators said.

CDC map of diseases -- Check out the Disease Map on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website. Sate by State Cumulative 2006 Data!

UK Soldier Kills Himself to Avoid Iraq -- Rejecting his commanders' orders to kill Iraqi children, a British soldier has committed suicide after he was told he could be ordered to shoot dead alleged child suicide bombers in Iraq.

Conference in Washington, D.C. this Labor Day Weekend - Sept. 1, 2, 3, 2006 --
The American Free Press and The Barnes Review Conference on Authentic History,   Real News and The First Amendment to be held over Labor Day Weekend in Washington, D.C. For Details click the above link. Our very own Dave vonKleist will be the Master of Ceremonies!

Another Professor Speaks Out in the Classroom -- Professor's 9/11 theories outrage NH leaders - William Woodward a tenured professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire believes an "elite" group within the federal government orchestrated the September 11th attacks on America.

People identification - ALERT -- CDC Plans NPIS - In recent email dispatch it was announced that the Center for Disease Control has discovered 13 cases of human plague in four states leading to the proposal for a new National People Identification System (NPIS) to use implantable, satellite GPS based, active RFID for tracking the movements and interactions of all humans to control the spread of disease.

California Seeks to Clear Hemp of a Bad Name -- Seven states have already passed bills supporting the farming of industrial hemp; their strategy has been to try to get permission from the Drug Enforcement Administration to proceed. But California is the first state that would directly challenge the federal ban, arguing that it does not need a D.E.A. permit, echoing the state’s longstanding fight with the federal authorities over its legalization of medicinal marijuana. Read More...

Hidden U.S. Plans for War on Iran: Imminent Danger...and Strategic Stakes -- People close to Bush are telling you—if you listen to what they are saying—that the Bush regime is undertaking serious preparations for a war on Iran in 2007. A U.S. attack on Iran may very well involve nuclear weapons, and in any event would take the initial form of a massive bombing attack, with terrible human consequences, and terrible political consequences.

MONSANTO WHISTLEBLOWER: GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS MAY CAUSE DISEASE -- Proteins can have allergenic or toxic properties, but no one at Monsanto had done a safety assessment on them!

Benzene and Cancer -- Benzene is an organic compound frequently used in the manufacturing of rubber, paint, plastics, resins, drugs, pesticides, synthetics, and other products. Benzene is a colorless and highly flammable liquid with a sweet odor. Benzene can also be present in organic solvents, gasoline, and tobacco smoke. Learn More about Benzene...

Coca-Cola Co. Sued As Part of Effort to Force Soft Drink Makers to Eliminate Ingredients That Can Form Cancer-Causing Benzene -- In the latest round, Coca-Cola Co. was sued Friday as part of an effort to force soft drink makers to get rid of ingredients in their drinks that can form this cancer-causing benzene.

MRSA: Multi Drug Resistant Bacteria Most Common Cause of Skin Infections -- A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that skin infections resistant to drugs are more common than ever before.

Study links chemical used in plastics to breast cancer -- A CHEMICAL used in plastic bottles and other household products may be linked to the development of breast cancer, researchers said yesterday. US scientists showed that high concentrations of Bisphenol A (BPA), an oestrogen-like chemical which mimics female hormones, can stimulate cancer cells.

Childhood Allergies Have Increased Globally Since 1991 -- The most common allergies are hayfever, asthma and eczema. In the UK, a study of 1,700 children found asthma prevalence went up from 18.4% in 1991 to 20.9% in 2003 - for the same period hayfever prevalence went up from 9.8% to 10.1% and eczema rose from 13% to 16%.

You Wouldn’t Catch Me Dead In Iraq -- Scores of American troops are deserting — even from the front line in Iraq. But where have they gone? And why isn’t the US Army after them? Peter Laufer tracked down four of the deserters. They are the US troops in Iraq to whom the American administration prefers not to draw attention. They are the deserters – those who have gone Awol from their units and not returned, risking imprisonment and opprobrium.

Brace yourself for health-insurance changes -- Get ready for the world of consumer-directed health care, where you'll pay $1,050 to $5,450 out of pocket before the insurance company pays anything.
Think you don't need to worry about it? Think it doesn't apply to you? Think again.

Congressional Election Nullified – Nobody Noticed -- It appears the US media overlooked one of the great political stories of the year. In what is becoming something of a pattern, read a brief chronology...

Response Letter from the Dept. of the Navy -- Concerning the News Release written by Dave vonKleist: "NAZI SWASTIKA COMPLEX AT CORONADO NAVAL BASE SENDS THE WORLD A MESSAGE!"

Get Sick, Go Broke -- There is surely no one left in America who doesn’t have a cousin or a neighbor or a dear friend who hasn’t been put in the financial cross-hairs by an illness.

Prosecutors ask judge to review how media learned of men plotting attacks in Chicago -- Federal prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to review how the media obtained confidential information in the case of seven men accused of plotting attacks against Chicago's Sears Tower and government buildings. Prosecutors want a judge to find out whether an order sealing documents in the case was violated.

AP Probe Looks at Recruiters' Misconduct -- A six-month Associated Press investigation found that more than 80 military recruiters were disciplined last year for sexual misconduct with potential enlistees. The cases occurred across all branches of the military and in all regions of the country. A Must Read Article!!

Israel Seeks Troops From Muslim Nations -- Israel Urges Muslim Countries to Send Peacekeepers to Lebanon; Europe Pledges 6,900 Troops.

Defying U.N., Iran Opens Nuclear Reactor -- Iran's hard-line president on Saturday inaugurated a heavy-water production plant, a facility the West fears will be used to develop a nuclear bomb, as Tehran remained defiant ahead of a U.N. deadline that could lead to sanctions.

We shall not be moved -- Some joined the US military as a patriotic duty, some to better themselves, but the horrors of serving in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib, changed everything. Deserters tell Gary Younge why they had to quit.

Pastor Butch Paugh Needs your help -- Help make West Virginia a free state. Website: Call to Decision! Need help from people both in and out of the state to collect signatures to put Pastor Butch on the ballot. For Further information please click the highlighted link!

100 tons of U.S. milk powder rejected in China -- China has sent back more than 100 tons of powdered milk made in the United States because it contained excessive nitrite. Question: What happens to the milk after it is returned to the US? Possibly distribute it to school lunch programs?

Judge Taylor Makes It Clear: Bush Is a Criminal -- Thursday’s decision by Judge Anna Diggs Taylor represents a huge and welcome slapdown to Bush. And no amount of slamming the judge by the pundits on the right over the weekend can detract from its power. Ruling the NSA spying to be illegal and unconstitutional, Judge Taylor said Bush was acting like a king.

Inquiry Opened Into Israeli Use of U.S. Bombs -- The State Department is investigating whether Israel’s use of American-made cluster bombs in southern Lebanon violated secret agreements with the United States that restrict when it can employ such weapons, two officials said.

Depleted Uranium is WMD by Leuren Moret -- Depleted uranium is very, very, very nasty stuff! A MUST READ ARTICLE!  (Don't forget to check out our Depleted Uranium Section)!

To all 501C3 churches. You are now under Homeland Security compliance with this order -- Executive Order: Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security with Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives -- By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to help the Federal Government coordinate a national effort to expand opportunities for faith-based and other community organizations and to strengthen their capacity to better meet America's social and community needs, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More...

QUESTION From E-mailer --  Did anyone notice the Coronado Base building has side walks forming "SS" going diagonally across the courtyards?

Gene-Altered Crops Denounced -- Eating Vaccines and Drugs - Environmental groups yesterday called for a moratorium on open-air tests of crops genetically engineered to produce medicines and vaccines, citing a federal court's conclusion last week that the Agriculture Department repeatedly broke the law by allowing companies to plant such crops on hundred of acres in Hawaii.

The New American Insurgency - Look Now Towards the Mirror -- "ARE YOU FOR PEACE, HARMONY AND RESPECT FOR LIFE! If you are, you may be an ENEMY OF THE STATE! Hard to believe but true!"
Seems that we will all be labeled as either "enemies" or part of the "insurgency." Clever way to start the civil war that divides us all quite neatly into two distinct camps, huh?

This is an amazing video--a link to who killed John O'Neill?" -- Be sure to check it out!

Risky Business -- When Paramount Pictures publicly and acrimoniously terminated its 14-year relationship with Tom Cruise’s production company on Tuesday, it seemed to be the studio moguls’ long-simmering declaration of war against their pricey stars.

U.S. built major Iranian nuclear facility -- In the heart of Tehran sits one of Iran's most important nuclear facilities, a dome-shaped building where scientists have conducted secret experiments that could help the country build atomic bombs. It was provided to the Iranians by the United States.

Winnipeg Free Press Reports Standing Room Only 9/11 Event -- DOZEN of critics of U.S. President George W. Bush crowded in a Winnipeg classroom yesterday to see a documentary entitled The Great Conspiracy: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw. Community activists, anti-war crusaders and skeptics of Big Government lined the aisles and filled the seats at the University of Winnipeg for the chance to discuss the event with the 70-minute documentary's producer, Barrie Zwicker.

Biotech Firm, Government Hid Rice Contamination From Public -- Last week, the US Department of Agriculture announced that US commercial long-grain rice supplies are contaminated with "trace amounts" of genetically engineered rice unapproved for human consumption.

VIDEO: 60 Israeli spies caught because of involvement in 911 attacks -- "Excellent documentation from FOX on over 200 Israeli's caught in espionage, even arrested under PATRIOT ACT after 9/11! They even admit, and demonstrate how it was handled by the Administration, and that it would be "political suicide" to make it public!! Best news documentary FOX ever produced."

Israel Adds 2 Nuclear-Capable Submarines -- With the purchase of two more German-made Dolphin submarines capable of carrying nuclear warheads, military experts say Israel is sending a clear message to Iran that it can strike back if attacked by nuclear weapons.

Is Bush a Clear & Present Danger? -- Faced with George W. Bush’s disastrous policies in the Middle East and his adamant refusal to change course, the question now arises whether the President has become a “clear and present danger” to the security of the United States and, indirectly, to Israel.

Parametric Modeling -- Parametrics: A method of linking dimensions and variables to geometry in such a way that when the values change, the geometric item changes accordingly. View a presentation of their 911 Case Study: Flight 77. On a local radio show in Austin TX., the subject of 9/11 came up and the DJ’s talked about this video. Check it out!

FDA APPROVES VIRAL ADULTERATION OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY -- On Friday, August 18, 2006, the FDA approved a viral cocktail to be sprayed on foods we eat. This is the first time viruses have been approved for use as food additives. The FDA wants you to believe it will be safe to consume these viruses every day for the rest of your life with no adverse health effects. READ MORE...

How Many Pounds Does One Extra Soft Drink Add to Your Body? -- Just one extra can each day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over the course of a single year.

Another 9/11 Coverup in the Making? -- The author of a new book about the mistakes that led to 9/11 accuses the National Geographic Channel of diluting a documentary about the book in order to protect the government.

Experts Speak: No Good Military Options in Iran -- A graphic database featuring quotes from prominent analysts and officials who believe there are no good military options in Iran.

Another Conservative Idea Fails - Charter Schools -- Conservatives, in their never ending attempts to paint government as "the problem", thrust upon the nation the charter school. The idea was was to privatize public schools by other, less controversial means than vouchers. Now, the results are in: Students in charter schools actually lag behind those in public schools.

Terrorist screening missed 75% of time-Green card and visa applications not checked against terror -- An estimated 75 percent of applicants for immigrant benefits - green cards, work visas, and a host of other documents - at a major federal processing center were not screened through the U.S. terrorism watch list over the past four years, the Daily Bulletin has learned.

12 passengers on Dutch flight arrested -- Dutch F-16s escorted a Northwest Airlines flight bound for India back to an airport here Wednesday after the pilot radioed for help, and police arrested 12 passengers who had aroused suspicions, authorities said.

VeriChip Wants To Test Human Implantable RFID On Military -- VeriChip spokesperson Nicole Philbin confirmed Wednesday that the company's Board Chairman Scott Silverman has held informal meetings with U.S. Navy and Air Force leaders to suggest a feasibility study of its VeriMed system.

Charges dropped, but six remain in Guantanamo Bay -- Six men suspected of plotting to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia, were brought to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002. They remain imprisoned there even though the charges against them were dropped.

Global Diabetes Epidemic Caused By Depleted Uranium -- We are now in a global diabetes epidemic since 1991 as a result of global contamination from depleted uranium. India now has 39 million diabetics and expects 50 million by 2010 (in third world countries 80% is undiagnosed). The US Centers for Disease Control reported in 1980 that there were 5.7 million diagnosed cases of diabetes. That number increased by 1 million in a decade, in 1990, to 6.7 million.

Under Fire! U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst Targeted For Suggesting New Independent 9/11 Investigation -- According to unnamed military sources contacted by The Iconoclast, SFC Buswell "used his Government issued email account to send messages disloyal to the United States …" Because of these statements, SFC Buswell could soon find himself dishonorably discharged, court marshaled, or worse. Read More...

Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan -- The Marine Corps will soon begin ordering thousands of its troops back to active duty because of a shortage of volunteers for Iraq and Afghanistan — the first involuntary recall since the early days of the war. Up to 2,500 Marines will be brought back at a time, and there is no cap on the total number who may be forced back into service as the military helps fight the war on terror. The call-ups will begin in the next several months.

Japan Has A Cow Over American Beef! -- Many Japanese are worried about the safety of U.S. beef. Retailers here say they aren't about to waste their time carrying an unpopular product. Instead, meat-section shelves are filled with beef from Australia and Japan.

US food supply 'vulnerable to attack' -- "If someone were going to target the food supply, Kansas would be an obvious place to start. It is smack in the middle of the American beef belt, a 100-square-mile area that produces 80% of the nation's beef."

Court Expands Agent Orange Coverage -- Veterans who patrolled the waters off Vietnam can claim disability benefits for exposure to Agent Orange under an appeals court ruling that opens the door for thousands of servicemen to seek medical coverage. The ruling was handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in the case of a former sailor who served on an ammunition ship during the Vietnam War but never stepped foot on land.

UK terror scare: Airlines threaten legal action against British government -- A bitter row has broken out between the government of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and companies operating airports and airlines in the UK, following the officially driven hysteria over the alleged plot to blow up aircraft en route from Britain to the US.

Judge Gets 4 Years for Exposing Himself -- A former judge convicted of exposing himself while presiding over jury trials was sentenced Friday to four years in prison.

Thousands of troops say they won’t fight -- Since 2000, about 40,000 troops from all branches of the military have deserted, the Pentagon says. More than half served in the Army. But the Army says numbers have decreased each year since the United States began its war on terror in Afghanistan.

Five Years After 9/11, Fear Finally Strikes Out -- The results are in for the White House’s latest effort to exploit terrorism for political gain: the era of Americans’ fearing fear itself is over. As the election campaign quickens, genuine nightmares may well usurp the last gasps of Rovian fear-based politics.

Photos of The New Proposed Military Uniforms -- Check out the photos. Thanks to all who e-mailed!!

Bush confused by earpiece, embarrasses self and nation, again -- It’s okay to get a sentence mixed up, but an intelligent person ought to be able to recover and re-state the point into some sort of logical sense. Bush doesn’t do that. About the 1:20 mark of this video Bush appears to be confused by the message fed thru his earpiece. A Must See Video!

Officials Seek Broader Access to Airline Data -- United States and European authorities, looking for more tools to detect terrorist plots, want to expand the screening of international airline passengers by digging deep into a vast repository of airline itineraries, personal information and payment data.

LAST MAN OUT OF WTC -- The next 9/11 tale to hit the silver screen could be that of a World Trade Center janitor whose heroism helped save hundreds of lives.
William Rodriguez says he is in talks with actors Charlie Sheen and Esai Morales to turn his riveting story into a feature film - and a top writer-director, David Marconi, is already involved in the project. Additional Related Link.

FDA calls for new warnings on ADHD drugs -- Several drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder must include new warning information about the risk of heart problems and psychotic behavior, U.S. health officials said on Monday.

Italy Reports Seizing US-Bound Arms Shipment -- Italian authorities seized a container full of weapons, including Kalashnikov assault rifles and plastic explosives bound for the United States from Saudi Arabia in May, press reports said yesterday.

Pipelines To 9/11 -- Immediately after 9/11 president Bush declared war to Afghanistan. This article shows the role of Afghanistan in pipeline projects which determine US' control over oil and gas in Afghanistan's neighbouring countries.

Bush Is Two Times A Criminal -- For the second time in two months, a federal court has ruled that the president is in violation of the Constitution.

CNN Presents KNOW YOUR ENEMY - In the Footsteps of BIN LADEN -- In The Footsteps of Bin Laden - A 2 Hour Special Investigation - Wednesday August 23, 2006. 9 P.M. ET & 12 Midnight ET.  Read More...

Dangerous Banned Liquids Given To Homeless -- What happens to your toothpaste, shampoo, lipstick, water, and everything else you throw away at the airport because of stupid new airport security theater rules which say that water bottle might be carrying liquid explosives? In Eugene, Ore., some of those items are making their way to the area’s homeless.

A Permanent Goodbye to the United States by Michael C. Ruppert -- "I do not know where I will spend the rest of my days. Maybe in Venezuela, maybe in Mexico with the Zapatistas, maybe in Bolivia, maybe in France, Germany, or even Russia. But because Venezuela has become the singular world leader in resisting US domination under the courageous, intelligent, and inspired leadership of Hugo Chavez, I want to begin the rest of my days here."

Troops long out-of-uniform sent to Iraq -- Spc. Chris Carlson had been out of the U.S. Army for two years and was working at Costco in California when he received notice that he was being called back into service. Read More...

Commonwealth Institute -- An independent, non-profit, non-governmental public policy research center doing critical studies in the fields of international security, progressive strategy, climate change, and inequality and poverty.  Be sure to check out our section "Site of the Day".

Bush confused by earpiece, embarrasses self and nation, again -- It’s okay to get a sentence mixed up, but an intelligent person ought to be able to recover and re-state the point into some sort of logical sense. Bush doesn’t do that. About the 1:20 mark of this video Bush appears to be confused by the message fed thru his earpiece. A Must See Video!

Dying To Help By Judy Andreas -- After 9/11, both New York City Mayor Giuliani and President Bush wanted to show that New York City was back in business. The Federal EPA under Christine Todd Whitman gave the area around the WTC a "clean bill of approval" without doing any testing. They completely ignored such obvious problems as the chemical haze in the area and reports of workers becoming ill after returning to work downtown. This pattern of lies continues and the number of sick and dying people continues to rise. Read More...

MRSA: Superbug Sweeps San Diego -- Bacteria Has Potentially Fatal Effects. The bacteria is called "metha-cillin resistant staph aureus'' -- or "MRSA" for short and while it looks harmless under a microscope, Scripps Mercy hospital epidemiologist Frank Myers III said it can potentially deadly.

FDA approves viruses as food additive -- A mix of bacteria-killing viruses can be safely sprayed on cold cuts, hot dogs and sausages to combat common microbes that kill hundreds of people a year, federal health officials said Friday in granting the first-ever approval of viruses as a food additive.

Gearing up for another wave of homeless vets -- "Supporting the troops is more than a slogan. Supporting the troops is putting words into action," says Joe Bello, a Navy vet from the Gulf War era.

With Lt. Watada's Case, GI Resistance Grows -- A growing number of Iraq war combat vets are resisting orders, going to jail, or going AWOL -- and they want to talk about why.

70’s Law Costs 61,000 Military Widows Thousands of Dollars in Survivor Benefits -- As many as 61,000 military widows whose husbands died of causes relating to their military service lose out on thousands of dollars a year in survivor benefits because of a law that dates from the 1970’s.

Government must pay for offshore Agent Orange exposure -- Veterans who patrolled the waters off Vietnam can claim disability benefits for exposure to Agent Orange under an appeals court ruling that opens the door for thousands of servicemen to seek medical coverage. The ruling was handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in the case of a former sailor who served on an ammunition ship during the Vietnam War but never stepped foot on land.

Misconduct by military recruiters on the rise, congressional agency says -- Military recruiters have increasingly resorted to overly aggressive tactics and even criminal activity to attract young troops to the battlefield, congressional investigators say.

9/11 Neo-Con Hit Piece Explodes Into Controversy -- Jonathon Moseley's World Net Daily hit piece on the 9/11 truth movement, which contained salacious personal attacks along with erroneous and distorted claims, has been thoroughly debunked after Moseley appeared on a nationally broadcast radio show to debate his article with host Alex Jones and Professor Jim Fetzer of the 9/11 Scholars.

IT’S THE LAW! FEDS PAVE THE WAY TO TOLL AND PRIVATIZE THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS AS PART OF AMERICAN UNION -- On July 29, 2005, President Bush signed a bill which permits and promotes the charging of tolls on existing and planned interstate highways, bridges, and tunnels. Before the passage of the bill, known as SAFETEA-LU, or “Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users”, it was generally illegal to charge tolls on roads built with Federal funds. What’s more, the tolls collected will be automatic, requiring universally compatible toll transponder tags on every vehicle.

The Eternal Value of Privacy -- The most common retort against privacy advocates -- by those in favor of ID checks, cameras, databases, data mining and other wholesale surveillance measures -- is this line: "If you aren't doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?"

British Airports Ill-Prepared For Possible Attacks -- A series of blunders by airport security staff in the United Kingdom have raised concerns that, despite increased restrictions and checks on passengers and baggage, British airports are simply not prepared for a possible terrorist threat.

Controversial Muslim group gets VIP airport security tour -- The Department of Homeland Security took a Muslim group with known past ties to terror organizations on a VIP tour of security operations at the nation's busiest airport at the same time British authorities were working to break up a plot to blow up U.S. airlines.

Shut up, Chinese diplomat tells US -- One of China's most senior diplomats has made an extraordinary attack on America, saying that it should "shut up" about China's growing military capacity when America dominates global military spending.

Bush Signs Sweeping Pension Bill Reform -- President Bush signed a broad overhaul of pension and savings rules Thursday, giving millions of people a better chance of getting the retirement benefits they have earned.

Austin Pastor Fights to Spread 9/11 Truth -- Austin-based Unitarian Pastor Davidson Loehr has been questioning 9/11 and standing up against the lies of the government's official story for years. He is now known for a February 12, 2006 sermon in which he accused the Bush administration of orchestrating the the September 11 attacks. Read More...

Study Revisits PTSD in Vietnam Veterans -- A widely quoted estimate that almost one in three Vietnam veterans developed post-traumatic stress disorder was too high, says a re-analysis that puts the toll closer to one in five. Post-traumatic stress disorder now is understood to be triggered by a variety of traumatic experiences, not just combat, but medical authorities first accepted it as a psychiatric condition in 1980 at the urging of Vietnam veterans. Then came the controversy over its prevalence. In the late 1980s, two government-funded studies issued vastly different estimates. Read More...

New Alaska Oil Leases Being Offered -- The Interior Department is set to open a vast area of environmentally sensitive wetlands in Alaska to new oil drilling, even as opponents point to corroding pipelines to the east at Prudhoe Bay as a reason to keep the area off-limits.

NY releases new 9/11 phone calls -- New York City has released new tapes of phone calls and other transcripts of people trapped inside the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.

NAIS: Kansas City Peaceful Protest -- On August 23rd in Kansas City Missouri, the NIAA will be having USDA Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns giving the keynote address at their 2006 ID EXPO at the Crown Westin Plaza. Also on that day Dr. Mary Zanoni will be participating in a panel discussion representing those of us opposed to the NAIS. There will be a peaceful protest against the NAIS going on outside of the meeting all day on the 23rd. We need people to show up and allow themselves to be viewed by those who would push this system upon us without our consent. The Power Hour hopes to be there!

Schoolteacher Arrested in JonBenet Ramsey Case -- An American identified as a schoolteacher was arrested in Bangkok yesterday in the death of JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty pageant princess who was found strangled in her home on Dec. 26, 1996.

Teen With Cancer Can Forgo Chemotherapy -- A 16-year-old cancer patient (Abraham Cherrix) legal fight ended in victory Wednesday when his family's attorneys and social services officials reached an agreement that would allow him to forgo chemotherapy.

Pharmaceutical testing has no place in prisons? -- Where are drug companies turning for test subjects now? An unlikely source, indeed: prisons. Read More...

MEXICO TO MAKE KANSAS CITY A PORT--REALLY! -- Shipping-corridor deal cuts heart out of heartland By Phyllis Schlafly -- There is a serious attempt by the Mexican government, with the support of the taxpayers of Kansas City (against their will, by the City Council) to create a technical port in Kansas City--and the Mexicans want the port to become sovereign territory of Mexico, in the heartland of America.

Building 7's Exclusive Tenants -- Unlike rest of WTC, which came under private control in July 2001, WTC 7 was privately owned since its construction in 1985. Building 7's short list of tenants consisted entirely of government and financial institutions. Read More...
World Trade Center North tenants -- The companies in the World Trade Center made it one of the world’s busiest buildings. Here are those that had offices in WTC North...
World Trade Center South tenants -- Before terrorists brought down New York’s World Trade Center twin towers, the 110-story buildings were home to a variety of businesses. The companies in the World Trade Center made it one of the world’s busiest buildings. Here are those with offices in WTC South.

911 Journalist Christopher Bollyn Harrassed, Beaten, Arrested At Home -- Christopher Bollyn, Investigative Journalist For American Free Press and 911 Investigative Journalist was Harassed And Beaten At His Home By Undercover Cops. Read the entire story...

Bush Said To Be Frustrated By Level Of Public Support In Iraq -- President Bush made clear in a private meeting this week that he was concerned about the lack of progress in Iraq and frustrated that the new Iraqi government — and the Iraqi people — had not shown greater public support for the American mission, participants in the meeting said Tuesday.

October Surprise 2006: Place Your Bets Now! -- Step right up and place your bets on October Surprise, 2006! What will Republicans trot out this election year? What will be their outrageous attempt to swing the election? What plot is Karl Rove et al. currently hatching to give the GOP an edge? Remember, the last time we were in this situation (the 2002 midterm election), President Bush demanded a vote from Congress to authorize him to go to war with Iraq.

Nine planets or twelve? -- For Now, Pluto Holds Its Place in Solar System - In the hope of ending years of wrangling, a committee of astronomers and historians has proposed a new definition of the word “planet” that would expand at a stroke the family of planets from 9 to 12 and leave textbooks and charts in thousands of classrooms out of date.

New Jersey Wants More Vaccines Mandated, Including Flu Vaccine -- NJ Health Department officials want to add the following vaccines to the list of state mandated vaccines: pneumococcal, influenza, meningococcal and hepatitis A. It appears state health officials also want to revise language for penalties for non- compliance with vaccine mandates.

Police consider extra powers call -- Police are considering asking ministers for more powers to impose "instant justice" for anti-social activities. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) is consulting members on whether to seek the authority to punish people without going to court.

Bush Sees No End to War on Terrorism -- President Bush said Tuesday that the foiled plot to blow up flights between Britain and the United States is evidence the U.S. could be fighting terrorists for years to come.

RFID Passports Arrive For Americans -- A First wave of U.S. passports implanted with radio tags will soon begin making their way into the hands of American travelers despite lingering privacy and security concerns, federal officials said Monday.

Hot Dogs May Cause Genetic Mutations -- Everyone knows hot dogs aren't exactly healthy for you, but in a new study chemists find they may contain DNA-mutating compounds that might boost one's risk for cancer.

Claim: Liquid Terror Suspect Watched Conspiracy Vids -- We are starting to notice a disturbing and growing trend whereby truth activists are being linked with terror suspects in a ploy of guilt by association that echoes back to the days when the Patriot movement was linked with Timothy McVeigh by the Clinton administration after the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Will Chemo Be Forced on Abraham? -- Teenager with cancer ponders life as court date nears. Abraham Cherrix looked up at a clear blue sky above the grassy shoreline of this island town and grinned when asked what he's doing in the days leading up to a much-anticipated court date.

Study confirms Agent Orange caused genetic damage -- Significant genetic damage to the DNA of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange has been found in a study by Massey molecular scientists.
Analysis of blood samples from 25 New Zealand veterans exposed to the toxic defoliant showed that the group had suffered genetic damage.

Documents on Experiments Conducted on Prisoners at Holmesburg and Elsewhere -- Including Project MKULTRA, Chemical Warfare Study by the U.S. Army, Human Drug Testing by the CIA and MORE!

Dell Will Recall Batteries in PC’s -- Dell is recalling 4.1 million notebook computer batteries because they could erupt in flames, the company said yesterday. It will be the largest safety recall in the history of the consumer electronics industry, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Ex-Attorney General Helps Firms Get Homeland Security Deals -- Former U.S. attorney general John D. Ashcroft, whose tenure saw the creation of a burgeoning homeland security industry, has emerged as the highest-ranking former Bush administration official to lobby for and invest in companies in that field.

FDA POISED TO CHANGE THE HEALTH & WELL BEING OF ALL AMERICANS -- The FDA is now poised to dramatically change the health and well being of all Americans. Unfortunately, they are headed in the wrong direction—straight over a cliff.

Key opens many FEMA trailers -- Check out the URL (www.homelandstupidity) The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday that it would replace locks on request for residents of travel trailers issued to evacuees of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita last year after finding that the same key could open many trailers.

Conyers Releases Massive New Report on Bush-Cheney Crimes -- The minority staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, under the leadership of Congressman John Conyers (D., Mich.) has produced over the past many months a staggering report, just released, which documents the hard evidence of crimes and abuses committed by President Bush and his administration (breaking 26 specific laws). Read More...

'One small step for man,' 700-box tape loss for NASA -- The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.

Global Warming Behind Killer Typhoon Season in China -- Global warming is contributing to an unusually harsh typhoon season in China that started around a month early and has left thousands dead or missing, government officials and experts say.

Video on Airport Screening in London -- X-Ray Vision!

Governors Oppose Federal Control of Guard -- The nation's governors, protesting what they call an unprecedented shift in authority from the states to the federal government, will urge Congress today to block legislation that would allow the president to take control of National Guard forces in the event of a natural disaster or a threat to homeland security.

Prison Testing - Again?  Panel Suggests Using Inmates in Drug Trials -- Several government agencies and private companies tested pharmaceuticals on inmates at Holmesburg prison in Philadelphia from 1951 to 1974. NOTE: TPH research does it again!!!!!  TPH provided MK Ultra and Drug testing by the CIA to the NYT on Friday for this article. Ian Urbina contacted us and we overnighted the "hard to find documents" to NYT. They are available at ThePowerMall.com

THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN AMERIKA ARE REAL FOLKS -- "In the Spring of 1999, having heard rumors of a site that appeared to be a potential concentration camp near Utah Lake, north of Genola, UT, my then fiancé (now wife) and I drove out there to check it out. It looks ominous indeed from the road". Read More...

TSA eases some air travel restrictions -- The Transportation Security Administration announced new rules Sunday giving airline passengers permission to carry up to 4 ounces of liquid nonprescription medicine. TSA had previously banned all liquid medications.

Hunt on for baby bombers -- HATE-filled mums willing to sacrifice themselves and their BABIES are being hunted in the war on terror. The discovery prompted fears that there were fanatical mothers in secret al-Qaeda cells in Britain ready to become suicide bombers — and to die with their tots in their arms.

Which Travelers Have 'Hostile Intent'? Biometric Device May Have the Answer -- At airport security checkpoints in Knoxville, Tenn. this summer, scores of departing passengers were chosen to step behind a curtain, sit in a metallic oval booth and don headphones.

9/11 Truth Movement Gets a Nudge, a Bump and a Jolt -- CNN, Westminster John Knox Press, Air America help move the story along. Is The Official Story Falling Apart? Or Are We Seeing An Un-Controlled Demolition?

CNN's Amanpour Links 9/11 Truthers With Sky Terrorists -- CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour equated yesterday's alleged sky terrorist liquid explosive plotters with the 9/11 truth movement, the latest brazen attempt to vilify anyone who disagrees with the official 9/11 fairytale.

Chertoff: U.S. Should Review Terror Laws -- The nation's chief of homeland security said Sunday that the U.S. should consider reviewing its laws to allow for more electronic surveillance and detention of possible terror suspects, citing last week's foiled plot.

Depleted Uranium: Is an Armament Sickening U.S. Soldiers? -- About 30 percent of the 700,000 soldiers who served in the first Gulf War still suffer illnesses. Depleted uranium has long been suspected as a possible contributor.

Lou Dobbs Wakes Up to 9/11 Lies -- Watch this Video located on youtube.com.

Help Prevent the Supply of Cluster Munitions to Israel -- Please call your U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose the transfer of cluster bombs to Israel.

US Will Require Passport From Everyone To Enter Country -- If you’re a U.S. citizen and haven’t obtained a passport yet, now would be a very good time to do so, even if you don’t have any immediate travel plans.

Establishing martial law in the United States -- Should President George W. Bush proclaim and put into effect Executive Order 12919?

For Now, Caution Is Advised -- Watching the recent air traffic paralysis and passenger chaos at London's Heathrow was a deeply disturbing experience for travelers like myself who routinely use Europe's busiest airport. It was also a warning that international flights remain prime targets for terrorists in spite of heightened security procedures.

Son Of Bin Laden To Lebanon -- Iran has freed a son of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden from house arrest, a German newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Israel Asks U.S. to Ship Rockets With Wide Blast -- Israel has asked the Bush administration to speed delivery of short-range antipersonnel rockets armed with cluster munitions, which it could use to strike Hezbollah missile sites in Lebanon, two American officials said Thursday.

Terror Plot Could Affect New Stone Movie -- Following the news early Thursday of a terrorist plot to blow up in-flight passenger airplanes, executives at Paramount Pictures considered scaling back advertising for the new Oliver Stone film, "World Trade Center," which opened nationwide Wednesday.

Senators Clarify Autism Legislation -- Statements by Senators Enzi (R- WY) Rich Santorum (R-PA), Edward Kennedy (D-MS) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) made on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Aug. 3 explaining the intention of the language in the bill.

9 DAYS UNTIL RON PAUL BBQ BASH AND RLC CONVENTION! -- Sunday, August 20th, 2006 - Texas City, Texas (near Houston)

U.K.: Plot to bomb U.S.-bound planes foiled -- British police on Thursday said they had thwarted a plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight between Britain and the United States, and were holding 21 people after overnight raids. Unconfirmed media reports said anywhere from six to 10 planes had been targeted in the plot.

U.S. raises threat level to 'red' for first time -- The U.S. government raised its threat warning to the highest level for commercial flights from Britain to the United States early Thursday in response to a terror plot disrupted in London. Multiple flights to multiple American cities were put on alert, a western counter terrorism official said.

More Evidence Soy is Not as Healthy as Originally Believed -- This fascinating report in the UK Guardian Limited details some of the earliest evidence that soy can be harmful to your health.

Americans don't know 9/11 year: poll -- SOME 30 per cent of Americans cannot say in what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in Washington took place, according to a poll published today in the Washington Post newspaper.

Presbyterian Church publishes 9/11 conspiracy theory -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s publishing arm has released a book that says President Bush organized New York's Sept. 11 attacks.

KidTrax: Tracking Your Children For The State -- With current emphasis on tracking every aspect of American life, it is of little wonder that one of the hottest young businesses is nFocus, an Arizona-based software company specializing in developing and marketing tracking software to schools, community organizations and government agencies.

Bush And Condi Clash Over Israel; President Overrules Her For The First Time -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become increasingly dismayed over President Bush's support for Israel to continue its war with Hezbollah.

BOMBSHELL- COURT RULING ON VETERANS -- VETERANS WITH MORE THAN ONE VA CLAIM PENDING -- When VA acts on one claim but does not address other claims, the other claims are deemed denied. VA does not have to provide veteran with notice of denied claims.

VA: Data for 38,000 veterans missing yet AGAIN! -- As many as 38,000 veterans may be at risk of identity theft because a Veterans Affairs Department subcontractor lost a desktop computer containing their sensitive personal data. The disclosure comes after a string of recent data breaches at the VA, including the May 3 theft of 26.5 million veterans' personal data from a VA employee's home in suburban Maryland.

National Institute for Animal Agriculture -- An organization that satisfies your needs, concerns and interests about the animal agriculture industry. Provides a source for individuals, organizations, and the entire animal agriculture industry to obtain information, education and solutions for challenges facing animal agriculture. Meeting is scheduled for August 22-24 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City.   Early conference registration and special hotel room rate offers end August 1...click here for details!

Warship built out of Twin Towers wreckage -- The USS New York is being built in New Orleans using steel from the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centre. IN A city still emerging from the floods of Hurricane Katrina, a ship has begun to rise from the ashes of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Bringing together America’s two great calamities of the 21st century, the USS New York is being built in New Orleans with 24 tonnes of steel taken from the collapsed World Trade Centre.

Fakes on a Plane -- Conspiracy buffs craft their own online WTC movies (by Ed Halter).

US soldier says troops took Iraqi 'cough syrup' to beat stress -- A US soldier testifying in the rape-slaying of an Iraqi girl told a military legal panel how soldiers drank Iraqi cough syrup and whisky and took drugs to fight stress due to sustained combat. A Private first class said regular deaths of their colleagues had demoralized the troops, while dangerous patrols made them constantly fear for their lives, which was "mentally draining."

States Selling Out For National ID Card -- A legislative committee voted Tuesday to accept $3 million in federal funds to launch a new program applying stricter identification requirements to people seeking driver's licenses.

New Israeli General in Charge of Lebanon -- Israel's military dispatched a new general to coordinate military efforts in Lebanon Tuesday, the army said. Israeli media linked the change to a possible intensification of the offensive as well as to criticism of the handling of the fight against Hezbollah.

Is family a Gulf War casualty? -- The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled the federal government and the Department of Veterans Affairs can be sued for alleged failure to diagnose Brown's illness and for any injuries he and his family suffered.

ONLINE 911 POLLS -- Be sure to check them both out!

UW Provost Warns Barrett To Stop Seeking Publicity -- The provost at University of Wisconsin-Madison has warned a controversial instructor to stop seeking publicity for his opinion that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Court told US troops gang-raped Iraqi girl -- A U.S. military court in Baghdad heard graphic testimony on Monday of how three U.S. soldiers took turns raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl before murdering her and her family.

Kids' Drug-Suicide Link Confirmed -- STUDY: Young people who attempted suicide were 1.5 times more likely to have been on an antidepressant. And although only eight children actually took their own lives, they found that they were 15 times more likely to have been on antidepressants. Children who took their own lives were far more likely to have been taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, SSRIs, like Zoloft and Paxil.

Video cameras on the lookout for terrorists -- It sounds like something out of science fiction. Researchers at General Electric Co.'s sprawling research center, are creating new "smart video surveillance" systems that can detect explosives by recognizing the electromagnetic waves given off by objects, even under clothing.

AOL Search Data Reportedly Released -- AOL has apparently released details of Internet searches performed over a period of three months by hundreds of thousands of its subscribers, raising privacy concerns.

Youth Give Bush Poor Grade, Hurting Republican Hopes, Poll Says -- President George W. Bush's hopes of attracting a new generation of voters to the Republican Party may be fading, as younger Americans are far more critical of his job performance than the broader population.

An October Surprise -- Depending on the fate of Senator Joe Lieberman on Tuesday, it should come as no surprise to anyone when (not if) the Bush administration announces a dramatic plan to exit Iraq sometime before the Congressional elections this fall.

9/11 conspiracy theorists energized -- Five years after the terrorist attacks, a community that believes widely discredited ideas about what happened on September 11, 2001, persists and even thrives.

Iraqi PM breaks with U.S. over attack on Shiite area; suicide attack kills 10 -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki sharply criticized a U.S.-Iraqi attack Monday on a Shiite militia stronghold in Baghdad, breaking with his American partners on security tactics as the U.S. launches a major operation to secure the capital.

New law adds another disease to kids' vaccine requirement -- New York state has added a new immunization requirement for youngsters. A bill signed by Gov. George Pataki adds a shot against pneumococcal disease as among those required before children can be enrolled in any day care, nursery school or pre-school program.

U.S. Threatens Suit if Maine Probes Verizon Ties to NSA -- The Bush administration is threatening to sue if Maine regulators decide to investigate whether Verizon Communications illegally turned over customer information to the National Security Agency.

Thousands of Troops Say They Won’t Fight -- Since 2000, about 40,000 troops from all branches of the military have deserted, the Pentagon says. More than half served in the Army. But the Army says numbers have decreased each year since the United States began its war on terror in Afghanistan.

Simulated nuclear explosion planned in Hawaii for Aug 14-16 -- The state plans to hold an exercise in mid-August simulating the explosion of a half-kiloton nuclear device at the entrance of Honolulu Harbor, a mock blast that theoretically would result in 10,000 casualties.

Mounting Public Opinion Forces Fox into Retreat -- The Propaganda-Peddling Ring known as Fox has one primary organizational purpose-- to maintain a public confidence that the administration's house of cards is structurally sound.

Petty Officer Held In Secret For 4 Months -- A petty officer has been in the Norfolk Naval Station brig for more than four months facing espionage, desertion and other charges, but the Navy has refused to release details of the case.

US/Israel Selecting Targets For Cruise Missile Attack -- Multiple military sources have told the Global Network that Pentagon personnel responsible for selecting targets for cruise missile first strike attacks have been sent to Israel.

Hints Revealed Why Border Left Wide Open -- the current immigration crisis did not come about unintentionally. Rather it is part of a deliberate plan to bring about the end of the United States and to eradicate human liberty from the face of the earth says Frederick Meekins.

Check out the latest past poll on 911 -- Do you believe the US Government attacked itself on 9-11?

FLIGHT 93 SHOT DOWN -- Eyewitness Reports at Odds With Official Scenario.

Qana Bomb Made in the US -- It has been revealed that the bombs used in the attacks Israel launched on the southern Lebanese village of Qana were produced by the US.

GI says soldiers ordered to kill Iraqis -- A U.S. soldier testified Wednesday that members of his squadron accused of murdering three Iraqis had received orders to kill all the insurgents they encountered during a raid on an island suspected to harbor al-Qaida members. He said that orders to "kill all of them" were clear prior to the raid.

Vanity Fair article on Agent Orange by Christopher Hitchens -- The Vietnam Syndrome - In the 1960s, the United States blanketed the Mekong River delta with Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant more devastating than napalm. Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the poisoned legacy lives on in the children whose deformities it is said to have caused.

VanityFair Article: Click Here for Conspiracy -- With $6,000 and a laptop computer, three kids from upstate New York made a documentary about 9/11 that spread across the Internet and threw millions for a loop.

The first Israeli soldier to refuse to bomb civilians leaves the front line -- In an unprecedented incident, an Israeli artillery officer has refused to bomb Lebanese villages.

Supreme Court Justice orders release of records in case involving nonjudicial subpoenas -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is ordering full disclosure of records in a court battle between FBI terrorism investigators and Connecticut librarians.

FDA to allow women buy "morning-after" pill with no prescription -- "Morning-after" pill without a prescription may soon be available to women in U.S. In a surprise decision Monday, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced after years of delays to allow over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive to women 18 and over.

The Abraham Cherrix cancer story the media won't print: Harry Hoxsey's cancer cures and the US government campaign to destroy them -- Americans should be disturbed by Abraham's ordeal, regardless of whether or not they believe alternative treatments work.

A third of U.S. public believes 9/11 conspiracy theory -- More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.

911 "Conspiracy Theorists" Vindicated: Pentagon deliberately misled Public Opinion -- Military officials made false statements to Congress and to the 911 Commission.

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT Brown v. the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs No. 05-1673 On behalf of the Brown Children -- The Sixth Circuit Court found Feres doctrine DID NOT apply in this case -- The veteran, Arvid Brown, has undiagnosed and untreated Leishmaniasis resulting from Gulf War service and subsequently passed the disease on to his wife and she passed it on to the children during pregnancy. Please pass it on to any and all Gulf War veterans. Please read the entire lawsuit.

F.D.A. Approves This Year’s Flu Vaccines -- Vaccines that protect against three strains of seasonal influenza considered most likely to strike the Northern Hemisphere this winter have received federal approval.

In Iraq, It’s Hard to Trust Anyone in Uniform -- The camouflaged Iraqi commandos who kidnapped 20 people from a pair of central Baghdad offices this week used Interior Ministry vehicles and left little trace of their true identities. Were they legitimate officers? Members of a Shiite or Sunni death squad? Or criminals in counterfeit uniforms bought at the market?

Report on Aspartame and Children - August 4, 2006 -- This report has been prepared especially for parents, physicians, teachers, school administrators and lawmakers so they may understand the short and long-term dangers of aspartame consumption and the importance of removing from school cafeterias, vending machines and student stores food products that contain aspartame.

Beaver County towns washing off soot from power plant -- Residue spewing from a Bruce Mansfield Power Plant smokestack rained upon part of the Beaver County borough and extended 1 1/2 miles south into Raccoon Township. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
UPDATE: New Tests On Soot In Raccoon Township Released -- The company says property owners affected by the soot emission should contact the company at 724-643-2201.

PHOTOS of FIRE at Dr. Sherri Tenpenny's OsteoMed Center -- "Let's remember Dr. Sherri Tenpeney in our prayers" -- Thanks to Nancy and her husband for being Power Hour Rangers and taking these photos for The Power Hour!

China Massacres 50,000 Dogs in Anti-Rabies Campaign -- Dogs being walked were seized from their owners and beaten to death on the spot, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported. Led by the county police chief, killing teams entered villages at night creating noise to get dogs barking, then beat the animals to death, the reports said.

9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes -- Obtaining 30 hours of never-before-released tapes from the control room of NORAD's Northeast headquarters, the author reconstructs the chaotic military history of that day—and the Pentagon's apparent attempt to cover it up. VF.com exclusive: Hear excerpts from the September 11 NORAD tapes! Click "PLAY" after each transcript to listen!

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon -- Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.

Billions for Mexico border fence -- THE US Senate has approved $US2 billion ($2.6 billion) in emergency spending for the construction of a fence along the US southwest border with Mexico.

UN calls for action after Lebanese slick spreads to Syria -- The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) called for immediate action after thousands of tonnes of fuel from a bombed Lebanese power plant spread to the Syrian coastline, threatening to unleash an environmental catastrophe.

Iraq civil war warning for Blair -- Civil war is a more likely outcome in Iraq than democracy, Britain's outgoing ambassador in Baghdad has warned Tony Blair in a confidential memo.

The Meltdown We’re Not Supposed To Talk About -- Wages, after inflation, have been dropping. Median household income has fallen five years in a row. The American middle class is melting down. The Bush tax cuts—essentially the only economic policy we’ve had for five years—aren’t firming it up. No one is supposed to talk about this. If Congress and the White House were to acknowledge the problem, well then they might have to do something about it.

Children arrested, DNA tested, interrogated and locked up... for playing in a tree -- Their shoes were removed and mugshots, DNA samples and mouth swabs were taken. Officers told the children they had been seen damaging the tree which is in a wooded area of public land near their homes.

The State of Arkansas Pandemic Information -- Arkansas State & Local Planning & Response Activities.
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Bird Flu Pandemic May Not Develop -- A bird flu pandemic might not be imminent, as many health experts have feared, U.S. researchers now say. When government researchers tried to combine the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu with a common strain of flu that infects humans, they were unable to produce a strain that could be transmitted easily.

The Zionist Character Assassination Of Mel Gibson -- Is any true American really confused about the long-directed witch hunt and planned character assassination of Mel Gibson by the Hollywood Zionist Jews and their neoconservative compatriots and traitors in Bush's [read: Israel's] Pentagon? READ MORE...

CSPAN Contact Info -- For those of you who would like to contact CSPAN for either feedback or request for rebroadcast of the 9/11 Panel - American Scholars Symposium.  Here are the email addresses.....
events@c-span.org; viewer@c-span.org; journal@c-span.org

Bombs In Oliver Stone World Trade Center Movie? -- Though Oliver Stone publicly stated his desire to avoid the many questions surrounding the 9/11 attack and focus solely on the rescue efforts, a new clip from his upcoming movie World Trade Center seems to portray explosions and bombs within the twin towers. Watch the clip by going to the above link.

FIRE at Dr. Sherri Tenpenny's Osteomed Center -- The fire was reported about 9:30 a.m. in the rear of the second floor office of OsteoMed II.

Are You Ready For National Preparedness Month? -- National Preparedness Month is this September. According to the Department of Homeland Security, it is an effort to “encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools.”

Delays hit Lebanese relief effort -- Convoys carrying humanitarian aid for south Lebanon have been stranded in the capital Beirut and other towns, in the absence of safe passage guarantees.

Concern mounts that this is a war Israel is not going to win -- AS HEZBOLLAH'S missiles continue to rain across the Galilee, the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, faces growing concerns that Israel may be on the verge of losing the war.

Bush Submits New Terror Detainee Bill -- U.S. citizens suspected of terror ties might be detained indefinitely and barred from access to civilian courts under legislation proposed by the Bush administration, say legal experts reviewing an early version of the bill.

Irradiated Pathogens Used to Create Potent Vaccine -- New research reviving an old concept--killing microorganisms via gamma radiation--seems to show that such irradiated vaccines can trigger powerful immunity.

Government releases nearly all evidence in 9/11 conspirator sentencing --
Be a Committee of One and please review these with a critical eye. Contact the Power Hour with your conclusions.

C-SPAN to Re-broadcast Video Coverage of the L.A. 9/11 Panel - American Scholars Symposium at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 1, 2006. Get your tapes ready to tape!   OR...view online at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4258946892514662399&q=9%2F11

Help a boycott of Israel... go to jail -- Americans have the right to avoid Israeli products, but the Bureau of Industry and Security of the US Department of Commerce announced in 2002 that they will try to stop boycotts of Israel. The Treasury Department also has mysterious laws to allow them to penalize companies for assisting with a boycott of Israel. This agency has not yet put anybody in jail over boycotts of Israel, but they have collected more than $26 million in fines.

Violence in Iraq Is Creating Chaos in Bank System -- The two armored vans left a branch of the Warka Bank on Thursday around noon, loaded with 1.191 billion dinars, or nearly $800,000. Almost immediately, on a busy street near the Baghdad zoo, the drivers spotted an oncoming Iraqi Army convoy, led by a shiny new Humvee. They followed standard procedure and pulled over.

Israel rules out a ceasefire as Syria puts troops on alert -- "We have to finish the operation, and I will do it. The army will expand and deepen its actions against Hizbollah."

HOW MANY COUNTRIES HAS AMERICA BOMBED? -- The following question and answer appeared in The Daily Mail, Friday, March 14, 2003, p. 66. Check it out!

Castro Relinquishes Power To His Brother -- Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished his presidential powers to his brother Monday night and told Cubans he will undergo surgery.

Soldiers Detail a Mission Gone Wrong -- The Army concluded insurgents killed two guardsmen. But papers released later confirmed they died at the hands of their Iraqi trainees.

Security "Pat-Downs" of fans at Buccaneers Games Unconstitutional and Unreasonable -- U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore issued an order siding with a season-ticket holder who had sued to stop the fan searches that began last season after the NFL implemented enhanced security measures.

JULY 2006

Cheney's Halliburton Loses Its Iraq Cash Cow -- Recently, the Army announced with much fanfare that it was canceling the monopoly logistics contract that Halliburton/KBR has used to bilk U.S. taxpayers since the occupation of Iraq began. The contract will be broken up and divided among at least three different companies, but it’s not clear that this will make much difference to taxpayers, or even that Halliburton will stop making a killing.

Chamish - Part 1: Exclusive Photos Of Huge New US Base In Israel -- As reported in my last memo, a huge American military base is nearing completion in Israel. Reportedly, it has holding facilities for as many as 18,000 protesters. READ MORE...
Part 2 -- Chamish - Exclusive Photos Of Huge New US Base In Israel

Group Seeks Dr Mahathir's Assistance To Reopen 9-11 Investigation -- A group of concerned Americans and their sympathizers has sought the support of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in their effort to push for an international investigation into the Sept 11 2001 (9-11) tragedy.

Hollywood divided over Mel Gibson's remarks after arrest -- Despite an apology issued by Gibson over the weekend, Hollywood and fans of the star were still waiting for a full accounting of what the actor said when he was arrested early Friday and the outcome of an investigation into whether Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies gave him preferential treatment.

Aaron Russo's Petition - Shut Down The Federal Reserve: Save America! -- A demand that the United States Congress immediately shut down the Federal Reserve System and restore money creation to Congress as mandated in the U. S. Constitution.

Murdoch set to back Blair - for a place in his boardroom -- The media magnate Rupert Murdoch is expected to offer Tony Blair a senior role in his News Corporation empire when he stands down as Prime Minister.

C-SPAN LINK to watch the 9/11 C-Span -- C-SPAN's Video Coverage of the L.A. 9/11 Panel - American Scholars Symposium. Alternative viewing may be found at: http://hoanewsnetwork.com/media/node/775

Are Our Churches Working for the Federal Government? Check out Executive Order 13397 -- Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security With Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

KIDTRAX: ANOTHER INVASION INTO YOUR FAMILY -- According to its site, KidTrax makes it easy to” track virtually any information . . . from basic demographics, such as birth date, sex and ethnicity, to more targeted types of data like participation in government assistance programs, jersey sizes, and non-insured status.” Yes, jersey sizes. Nice. The government schools in Kentucky are buying this marketing ploy; in fact, they can’t wait to start tracking!

Aspartame - The World's Best Ant Poison -- Many have found success solving ant problems with this substance, when nothing else worked.

TALK-SHOW HOST DAVE VON KLEIST WILL BE A FEATURED GUEST ON TUESDAY'S Radio Show "The Light of Day" with Sheldon Day - Tuesday night at 11 EST -- Listen LIVE at WWW.FANTALKLIVE.COM

U.S. Aid to Israel: What U.S. Taxpayer Should Know -- Financial aid to Israel more extensive than we thought.  For the fiscal year ending in September 30, 1997, the U.S. has given Israel $6.72 billion: $6.194 billion falls under Israel's foreign aid allotment and $526 million comes from agencies such as the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Information Agency and the Pentagon.

CHINA DRILLS 50 MILES FROM KEY WEST -- If the United States decided to drill for oil 50 miles off the coast of China, we would be embroiled in WWIII overnight.

US begins building treaty-breaching germ war defence centre -- Construction work has begun near Washington on a vast germ warfare laboratory intended to help protect the US against an attack with biological weapon, but critics say the laboratory's work will violate international law and its extreme secrecy will exacerbate a biological arms race.

Pentagon Plans To Sell $4.6 Billion In Arms To Arab Nations -- The Pentagon details plans to sell $4.6 billion in arms to friendly Arab countries. Up to $2.9 billion in battle tanks will go to protect critical Saudi infrastructure, while $808 million worth of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter gunships will be sold to the United Arab Emirates.

The children went to sleep believing they were safe. And then Israel targeted them as terrorists -- Israeli politicians have claimed the only people left in southern Lebanon are terrorists. But the group of 65 people who huddled for safety in one of the larger buildings on Saturday night were mostly children and pensioners.

Report On Prewar Intelligence Lagging -- Information Democrats Want Most Might Not Come Out Until After Election.

'Definitive answer' on depleted uranium sought for troops -- After years of veterans pleading for help with illnesses occurring after service in the Gulf wars, the U.S. House and Senate are calling for an immediate study of health effects of exposure to a radioactive metal used in U.S. weapons and armor.

Vietnam Vets Suffered Genetic Damage -- New Zealand troops exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange in the Vietnam War suffered significant genetic damage, according to a study by university molecular scientists released on Friday.

DOW Wants To Spray Fluoride On Your Food -- DOW Chemical has been lobbying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow it to spray a new fluoride-based pesticide (sulfuryl fluoride) on hundreds of foods prepared in the US.

"Better Get Used to Killer Heat Waves" -- For the next week, much of the nation should expect more "extreme heat," the National Weather Service predicts.

Meaningless In New York -- The UN Security Council has expressed "shock and horror" at the death of four of its peacekeepers in Lebanon. "Shock and horror" is that the best the Security Council can come up with?

LIVE VOTE -- Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment?

New Maximum-Security Jail To Open At Guantanamo Bay -- The controversy over the US-run detention centre at Guantanamo Bay is to erupt anew with confirmation by the Pentagon that a new, permanent prison will open in the Cuban enclave in the next few weeks.

RiverFrontTimes.com article - A cadre of Missourians stand at the vanguard of the 9/11 "truth movement." -- Just don't call them conspiracy theorists. By Ben Westhoff (Article on our very own Dave vonKleist and Joyce Riley)!

Tide of Arab Opinion Turns to Support for Hezbollah -- At the onset of the Lebanese crisis, Arab governments, starting with Saudi Arabia, slammed Hezbollah for recklessly provoking a war, providing what the United States and Israel took as a wink and a nod to continue the fight.

Tops Military Leaders Proposed Massive Terror Campaign on U.S. Soil -- It is said that history repeats itself, unless we learn from it. Was the "War on Terrorism" incited by lessons not learned in US History? The newly released documentary “One Nation Under Siege” says it is possible.

WAR IS A RACKET -- WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

Pentagon Sells Excess Military Gear To Anybody -- Would you like to start your own army, or perhaps terrorist organization, but can’t quite get hold of all the materials you need? Looking to build weapons of mass destruction but the parts for your chemical factory are too hard to find? Not to worry, for now you can buy just about everything you need. From the U.S. Department of Defense.

US May Increase Iraq Force By Delaying Departures -- The U.S. military, faced with unrelenting violence in Baghdad, is expected to delay the departure of about 4,000 troops due to leave Iraq in the coming days in order to boost the size of the U.S. force, officials said on Wednesday.

US Orders Media Blackout On Troop Movements As Syria Prepares To Attack Israeli Forces -- Russian Military Analysts are reporting today that the United States Military Leaders have issued an order to their propaganda media outlets to immediately cease reporting on American Troop Movements, and which these reports state are ‘massive’.

Former official says Bush mulling sending American troops -- A "well-connected former CIA officer" has told Harper's Magazine Washington bureau chief that the Bush Administration is considering deploying US troops to Lebanon.

Iraq War Erodes Soldiers' Morale -- Some Troops In Baghdad Express Frustration With The War And Their Mission.

Equipment Shortages Stunt Combat Readiness -- Up to two-thirds of the U.S. Army’s combat brigades are not ready for wartime missions, largely because they are hampered by equipment shortfalls, Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday, citing unclassified documents.

House: More Urgency Needed in Intelligence -- Sweeping reforms to the nation's intelligence system after the 9/11 attacks have done little to improve information-sharing or generate a greater sense of urgency among U.S. intelligence agencies, a House report concluded Thursday.

Honey Helps Problem Wounds -- "A household remedy millennia old is being reinstated: honey helps the treatment of some wounds better than the most modern antibiotics. For several years now medical experts from the University of Bonn have been clocking up largely positive experience with what is known as medihoney." Read More...

Trauma May Make The Brain Grow Old -- A bout of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may do damage to the brain that kick-starts memory problems, scientists have discovered. Even patients who had recovered from a period of stress started to get age-related memory difficulties about a decade earlier than non-traumatized people, they report.

Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requiring Immediate Action -- the President of the United States- George W. Bush, the Prime Minister of Great Britain-Tony Blair, and the Prime Minister of Israel Olmert must acknowledge and accept responsibility for willful use of illegal uranium munitions- their own "dirty bombs"- resulting in adverse health and environmental effects.

Leuren Moret & Dr. Mishra Threatened over DU/Diabetes Worldwide -- Dr Mishra described June 29th to June 6 as "A week from Hell." International radiation expert Leuren Moret talked to Dr Mishra, a famous surgeon from India, the afternoon of July 7, 2006. Dr. Mishra's report was grim. I had tried to reach him by phone and email for a week. I was concerned about his safety. On July 10 Dr Mishra stated "I will not be cowed down." Mishra reported "Threats at the hospital, three weird phone calls claiming 'we have you under surveillance,' one each in American, Italian and Indian accents."  Read The complete article...

Confident U.S. generals commit war crimes - Uranium as a force multiplier -- The Pentagon reported 320 tons of deadly, radiation-dispersing weaponized ceramic uranium oxide gas weapons were deployed on the nearly defenseless Iraqis in 1991. Cancers and other diseases soared. Ever since the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in August 1945, radiation dispersing uranium weapons have been war crimes and illegal. Read More...

2006 Freedom Rally! August 18-20 Don't Miss it! -- Our very own Dave vonKleist will be attending along with many others! Check out the flyer and help spread the word! Or visit http:// www.FreeEnterpriseSociety.com for further info.

Will Pfizer's Insulin Inhaler Be Another Drug Debacle? -- Pfizer has developed a diabetes treatment called Exubera, which is the first that allows diabetics to inhale insulin as a powder, rather than inject it in liquid form. But some worry that it could be hard to use, or that it could cause lung damage.

Failure of Global Trade Talks Is Traced to the Power of Farmers -- For months, the Bush administration had tirelessly warned farmers to prepare for the possibility of a global trade deal. At the Indiana State Fair last year, Charles F. Conner, the deputy agriculture secretary, told listeners not to expect “anything close” to the subsidies they had been used to for decades.

Maker Calls New Bird Flu Vaccine More Effective -- A new vaccine against bird flu developed by GlaxoSmithKline is more effective than any previous version and works at a far smaller dose, the company reported yesterday on its Web site.

Britain to protest US use of airport to send missiles to Israel -- British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett is planning to make a formal complaint to the United States over the alleged use of a Scottish airport as a staging post for the transport of missiles to Israel.

C-Span to air 9-11 truth panel discussion -- C-SPAN announces that they will broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday July 29, 2006 the blockbuster 9-11 truth panel discussion which was taped at Alex Jones' record-breaking Los Angeles convention on 9/11 June 25, 2006.

New Legislation Responds to Ports Uproar -- Legislation passed Wednesday would make it easier for Congress to watch over the federal panel criticized for deciding that a Dubai-owned company could manage some U.S. ports.

Poll: World Doesn't Respect Bush -- Americans generally approve of President Bush's handling of the current Mideast crisis, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll, but six in 10 say the president is not respected by foreign leaders.

Glaxo has bird flu 'breakthrough' -- UK drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline believes it has developed a vaccine for the H5N1 deadly strain of bird flu that may be capable of being mass produced by 2007.

Homeland Security contracts abused -- Bipartisan congressional report finds extensive waste.

Israel Orders Deadly Attack On UN For Gathering Evidence For War Crime Trials -- FSB sources are reporting today that Israel has ordered attacks upon United Nations resources in Lebanon who were given orders by the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, to cooperate with Lebanonese authorities in the gathering of evidence leading to War Crime Charges against Israeli Military and Political Leaders.

Patrick Farrell Contact information -- E-mail: pfarrell@provost.wisc.edu; 150 Bascom Hall - 500 Lincoln Drive - Madison, WI 53706.

Israel to Occupy Area of Lebanon as Security Zone -- Almost two weeks into its military assault on Hezbollah, Israel said Tuesday that it would occupy a strip inside southern Lebanon with ground troops until an international force could take its place.

UN attack looks deliberate: Annan -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan today said he was "shocked" at Israel's "apparently deliberate targeting" of a UN post in Lebanon, in which up to four UN observers were killed.

Bombings Hit Children Hardest -- About 55 percent of all casualties at the Beirut Government University Hospital are children of 15 years of age or less, hospital records show.

Powerful Infrared Cameras Read Your License Plates! -- Infrared Camera are Tracking your License Plates! For more reasons than you know!

Star Wars in Iraq: Is the U.S. Using New Experimental Tactical High Energy Laser Weapons in Iraq? -- An Italian team has produced a new documentary. It says the United States is now using experimental laser weapons against Iraqi civilians. Today, in another U.S. broadcast exclusive, we bring you an excerpt. It’s called “Star Wars in Iraq”, produced by Maurizio Torrealta and Sigfrido Ranucci for RAI Television.

Foremost 9/11 Whistleblower Discusses Possibility Attack Was Inside Job -- Sibel Edmonds agrees weight of evidence leans towards criminal complicity.

CHINA DRILLS 50 MILES FROM KEY WEST -- If the United States decided to drill for oil 50 miles off the coast of China, we would be embroiled in WWIII overnight.

OKLAHOMA TERROR NETWORK TO ASSIST HEZBOLLAH ATTACKS IN US? -- There is a terror network in OKC and Norman OK working directly with AlFuqra, AlQaeda, Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Hezbollah (and previously with Iraq and currently with Syria and Iran) capable of assisting in carrying out the current threats of Hezbollah attacks in the US and in OK.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 13397 - CHURCH AS GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY -- The separation of church and state - gone with the stroke of a pen. As of March 7, 2006, our nation’s leader signed another Executive Order, which tied the Department of Homeland Security to our leader’s “faith-based” churches. Okay, all you non-profit churches out there – you now serve the federal government’s primary spying agency. That is now your primary function. You are now and officially an organized den of thieves.

NEA Agenda is Frightening to Parents -- Parents who wonder why the public schools teach so many things parents don't approve of need look no further than the official policies of the nation's largest teachers union, the National Education Association (NEA). Meeting in Orlando this year in annual convention over the Fourth of July weekend, the NEA adopted a long series of left-liberal resolutions.

Military Manuals -- This page contains many United States Military Manuals.

US Held Hostage By Israel, Search For Nuclear Bomb Leaves 100,000 Without Power In New York -- Russian Intelligence Analysts are reporting today that a frantic search is underway by US Military Authorities in New York City for a ‘nuclear device’ whose timer has been ‘deactivated’ by cutting the electrical power to 100,000 civilians in the largest American city.

Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requiring Immediate Action By President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Prime Minister Olmert by Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD. -- The delivery of at least 100 GBU 28 bunker busters bombs containing depleted uranium warheads by the United States to Israel for use against targets in Lebanon will result in additional radioactive and chemical toxic contamination with consequent adverse health and environmental effects throughout the middle east.

Poll asking if 9/11 was a cover up -- Please go and place your vote!

US Speeds Up Bomb Delivery for the Israelis -- The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday.

URGENT 9/11 ACTION REQUIRED -- Barrett and his supporters are calling for every 9/11 skeptic on the planet -- and we number into the billions, and include at least 42% of the US population according to Zogby -- to call, write, fax and email Steve Nass, Mark Green, Provost Patrick Farrell, Madison's Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal, and Isthmus, and the Milwaukee Journal with the simple message: "NASS: DEBATE  BARRETT!"

As Heat Soars in California, Power Supply Is Strained -- Days of heat and humidity have driven demand for electricity to record highs in California and other states. If people cannot take the weather anymore, neither can transformers and other equipment, which have sputtered and shorted out and left tens of thousands of people without power.

WHO OWNS YOUR CHILD? by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO -- “How did we get to the place where doctors, judges and social workers have more rights than parents over the healthcare decisions of a child?”

Top Iraqi’s White House Visit Shows Gaps With U.S. -- When Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki visits the White House on Tuesday for the first time, he is expected to make requests that clash sharply with President Bush’s foreign policy, Iraqi officials say, signaling a widening gap between the Iraqis and the Americans on crucial issues.

Rice holds talks with Israeli PM -- US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has held talks in Jerusalem with Israeli PM Ehud Olmert as she seeks to ease Israel's conflict with Lebanon.

Belt-tightening at bases in US starts to strain -- An Army long strained by the manpower demands of Iraq and Afghanistan is increasingly facing a new obstacle at home: The service is fast running out of money. It is a story with a Dickensian twist - a tale of two bases that show how a force that received more than $100 billion for the current fiscal year doesn't have enough cash to mow the lawns or pay utility bills at installations nationwide.

NAIS INFORMATIONAL MEETING...SALEM MISSOURI.. Aug. 3, 2006 -- THERE WILL BE AN INFORMATIONAL NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM MEETING IN SALEM, MO AUGUST 3RD AT 7:00 PM , AT THE OLD CITY HALL AUDITORIUM, LOCATED AT 3RD AND WASHINGTON.

Nations Reluctant to Commit Troops to Lebanon -- Support is building quickly for an international military force to be placed in southern Lebanon, but there remains a small problem: where will the troops come from?

Lebanese Devastated In Multitude Of Ways -- Much of Beirut is a devastated city, infrastructure in many areas lies in a shambles after the Israeli bombing. But the Lebanese are also just feeling devastated.

GRAPHIC VIDEO - Lebanese Doctor Says 'Phosphorus Weapons' Cause Suffering -- CNN video correspondent, Karl Penhaul, follows a family that had been mistakenly caught in an Israeli air strike. The doctor treating the family says that there is phosphorus in the weapons that cause extremely painful burns on it's victims. [NOTE: This news report, originally aired on CNN International, contains graphic images.]

Sen. Specter Prepping Bill To Sue Bush -- A powerful Republican committee chairman who has led the fight against President Bush's signing statements said Monday he would have a bill ready by the end of the week allowing Congress to sue him in federal court.

A Nation Without Sovereignty  -- "The horror and carnage of the Israeli-Bush invasion of Lebanon came right out of left field, literally. This horror is a benchmark in history wherein a fascist nationalistic sovereignty has been combined with the forces of international communism in order to ethnically cleanse an entire people totally out of existence."

A "New" Mideast? W's Or Osama's -- As George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice huddle with representatives of old-line Arab regimes and as Israel continues pounding targets in Lebanon, it is becoming increasingly clear why al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden wanted Bush to gain a second term as U.S. President.

Feds Approve Unnecessary Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Will Make Drug Company Billions -- The Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil in June 2006. It is licensed for females aged 9-26 and is given in three doses over six months, at a cost of $120 per dose.

Presidential News and Speeches -- Check out this website page to hear various "erratic quotes and speeches" by President George Bush.

URGENT 9/11 ACTION REQUIRED -- Barrett and his supporters are calling for every 9/11 skeptic on the planet -- and we number into the billions, and include at least 42% of the US population according to Zogby -- to call, write, fax and email Steve Nass, Mark Green, Provost Patrick Farrell, Madison's Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal, and Isthmus, and the Milwaukee Journal with the simple message: "NASS: DEBATE BARRETT!"

More indiscriminate atrocities -- Warning: View at your own risk. This is murder not to mention war crimes and crimes against humanity.

FalseFlagNews.com -- PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION THE WAR GAMES THIS WEEK, AS ISRAEL PUSHES US INTO WW III.

The Lincoln Cult’s Latest Cover-Up -- On July 19 the Associated Press and Reuter’s reported an "amazing find" at a museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania: A copy of a letter dated March 16, 1861, and signed by Abraham Lincoln imploring the governor of Florida to rally political support for a constitutional amendment that would have legally enshrined slavery in the U.S. Constitution.

Feds Approve Unnecessary Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Will Make Drug Company Billions -- Yes, you read it correctly. This vaccine will cost as much as 10 times more than other vaccines. Nearly $400 for the three-dose series.

CIA Contractor Is Fired When Internal Post Crosses the Line -- Only people with top-secret security clearances could read her musings, which were posted on Intelink, the intelligence community's classified intranet. Writing as Covert Communications, CC for short, she opined in her online journal on such national security conundrums as stagflation, the war of ideas in the Middle East and -- in her most popular post -- bad food in the CIA cafeteria.

Lebanon--The Rut Becomes A Grave -- Israel's latest offensive to root out and destroy Hezbollah probably will fail and in the process will ignite a new round of international terrorist attacks that will put the United State squarely in the crosshairs.

U.S. threatened with more isolation -- President Bush's uncompromising support for Israel in its battle with Hezbollah, a stance now backed by Congress, is threatening to isolate the United States even further from the international community.

UN appalled by Beirut devastation -- The UN's Jan Egeland has condemned the devastation caused by Israeli air strikes in Beirut, saying it is a violation of humanitarian law.

Judge orders teen into chemotherapy -- "The court's demand that Abraham Cherrix, a clear-thinking young man seeking to save his own life from toxic chemotherapy treatments, be forced into chemotherapy at gunpoint is an assault on the health and freedom of all Americans. It is the ultimate misuse of power and equivalent to a death sentence upon Mr. Cherrix."

Soldiers In Murder Case Claim Order To "Kill All Military Age Males" -- Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering suspected insurgents during a raid in Iraq said they were under orders to "kill all military age males," according to sworn statements obtained by The Associated Press.

Texas Farmers Furious Over Superhighway -- Fear and anger among farmers and other landowners across the Texas countryside could become a political problem for Republican Gov. Rick Perry as he runs for re-election in November.

Did Military Exercises Facilitate the 9/11 Pentagon Attack? -- Since 9/11, numerous authors and researchers have drawn attention to training exercises being conducted or prepared for by the U.S. military and other government agencies at the time of the September 11 attacks. With names like Vigilant Guardian, Global Guardian, Timely Alert II, and Tripod, the question has arisen as to what connection these drills might have had with real-world events that morning.

Domestic Detainee From 9/11 Released -- Benamar Benatta, believed to be the last remaining domestic detainee from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was released after negotiations involving Canada, the United States and his attorneys ended his captivity at nearly five years.

Bush massage on German Chancellor Angela Merkel -- Bush massage rubs some the wrong way. Internet howls over his squeeze of Merkel. Related Link: Watch president Bush giving a “out of blue friendly” massage to German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Bush - Stoned? Drunk? Medicated? Retarded? Presidential Tester for the Pharmaceutical Industry? You Decide -- Bush is either drinking, smoking pot, medicated, or some combination of all of them. Either that or the man has taken a one-way trip to crazy town. Watch his gibberish at the G8. Read More...

Jews Against Zionism -- Traditional Jews Are Not Zionists - Although there are those who refuse to accept the teachings of our Rabbis and will continue to support the Zionist state, there are also many who are totally unaware of the history of Zionism and its contradiction to the beliefs of Torah-True Jews. Related Articles: Jews Not Zionists and Jews United Against Zionism

Zionists do not represent Jews -- From the inception of the Zionist State and particularly in recent times, the impression has been created in the World that there is some connection between the State, which falsely calls itself Israel, and the Jewish people as a whole. Therefore, we who continue to uphold the never-changing tradition of the Jewish people find it proper to again clarify the following points: Read More...

Feeding homeless outlawed (in Las Vegas) -- If someone looks like he could use a meal, be warned: Giving him a sandwich in a Las Vegas park could land you in jail.

Senate panel votes to give civilians higher raise than military -- In a break with tradition, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a higher 2007 pay raise for civilian federal employees than for military service members.

Time to Curb Rise in Deadly Paramilitary Police Raids -- The last 25 years have seen a 1,300 percent increase in the number of paramilitary raids on American homes. The vast majority of these are to serve routine drug warrants, including for offenses as trivial as marijuana possession, according to a new study by the Cato Institute.

Dirty bomb rockets ready (Hezbollah poised to fire warheads of spent nuclear rods) -- The British intelligence service MI6 has established that Hezbollah is poised to launch a new "rain of terror" on Israel with rockets equipped with "dirty bomb" nose cones, reports Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

Irwin Schiff Update -- Friends of Irwin Schiff living in New Jersey, please make an attempt to visit him at Fort Dix. Please check out the entire story.

"The Insane Brutality of the State of Israel" -- Atrocities in the Promised Land By KATHLEEN CHRISTISON former CIA analyst.

Macular Degeneration: Eskimo Oil, Olive, EnerFoods -- "Even if you already have macular degeneration, you may be able to slow its progress by the choices you make in the grocery store and in daily life." (Age-related Macular Degeneration )

From Israel To Lebanon -- "What part of 'thy shalt not kill' allow this? Is this better or worse treatment than the holocaust?

THE FDA LOWERS THE BOOM ON CITIZENS' RIGHTS -- Amazingly, the agency (FDA) that exists solely to protect consumers has just attempted to shoot down the most basic rights of recourse granted by State law. This is an appalling power grab by federal government to control states and thwart individual rights.

DeWine blunder adds fuel to controversial Sept. 11 ad -- The controversial video of the burning World Trade Center towers in a television campaign ad for Ohio Sen. Mike DeWine is doctored, U.S. News has learned. The television spot, which has been lambasted by critics as a political exploitation of the Sept. 11, attacks Democrat challenger Rep. Sherrod Brown for being weak on national security.

Canadian activist shunned by CBS for her views on George Bush -- Maude Barlow, known internationally for her work on the right to water, was recently informed that she would not be interviewed by CBS News due to her criticisms of the Bush administration. “This is a clear offense of free speech,” says Barlow. “Viewers should be concerned by the network’s decision to prevent critical views from being heard.”

Bush Blocked Ethics Inquiry, Gonzales Says -- Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that President Bush had personally decided to block the Justice Department ethics unit from examining the role played by government lawyers in approving the National Security Agency’s domestic eavesdropping program.

Rice Defends Israel, Calls Criticisms of Bush Policy 'Grotesque' -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended Israel's right to counter the terrorist group Hezbollah's deadliest rocket attacks in a decade, and resisted calls for an immediate cease-fire.

If American Knew Website -- What every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine. It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Feds Nab 58 Illegals in Fort Bragg Sweep -- Federal agents conducting a sweep aimed at illegal immigrants detained 58 civilian workers Tuesday as they tried to enter Fort Bragg with suspected false or fraudulently obtained identification, officials said.

IRS Warns Churches Against Campaigning -- The Internal Revenue Service has been warning churches and nonprofit organizations that improper campaigning in the upcoming political season could endanger their tax-exempt status. In notices to more than 15,000 tax-exempt organizations, numerous church denominations and tax preparers, the agency has detailed its new enforcement program, called the Political Activity Compliance Initiative.

Iris Scans: Keeping an Eye on Sex Offenders -- Authorities have gained a new high-tech tool to keep track of sex offenders: the Sex Offender Registry and Identification System (SORIS), a biometric database that stores images of sex offenders' irises.

Is RFID tracking you? -- Today, it can be used to identify missing pets, monitor vehicle traffic, track livestock to help prevent disease outbreaks, and follow pharmaceuticals to fight counterfeit drugs. Many of us start our cars using RFID chips embedded in the ignition key. Read More...

IS THE USA BANKRUPT? -- "This partial equilibrium analysis strongly suggests that the U.S. government is, indeed, bankrupt, insofar as it will be unable to pay its creditors, who, in this context, are current and future generations to whom it has explicitly or implicitly promised future net payments of various kinds."

Tiny wireless memory chip debuts -- A chip the size of a grain of rice that can store 100 pages of text and swaps data via wireless has been developed by Hewlett-Packard.

New Warnings About Fluoride -- Scientists have spent years questioning fluoride’s safety and believed Americans could be ingesting toxic levels. Despite fluoride’s obvious benefits as a cavity fighter, it is, nevertheless, a poison. In fact, before its discovery as a decay-fighting superhero, it was mainly used as a rat and insect poison!

ETHICAL ISSUES RELATED TO VACCINATION OF CHILDREN by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO -- Parents across the country have reported that their pediatricians have discharged them for refusing vaccines for their children.

Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2006 Congressional Candidates -- Check out your state!

IS THE US BANKRUPT? -- Do Federal Reserve managers secretly believe that the U.S is bankrupt and is about to go under? Read More...

More Evidence Sugar Feeds Cancer -- Cancer is now the #1 cause of death in America and Harvard researchers confirm again that sugar is a major reason why.

Train bombers 'funded by British businessmen' -- The officials accuse Britain of failing to act against a number of wealthy businessmen, who they claim are using bogus charities to funnel up to £8 million a year to Kashmiri militants groups, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, which remains the main suspect for orchestrating the synchronised bombings that killed 182 people.

Government Monitored Anti-War Group E-Mails -- Newly surfaced government surveillance reports reveal that the U.S. Department of Defense monitored anti-war and anti-military e-mails sent by UC Berkeley students in April.

Chips With Medical Records To Be Implanted In 280 Patients -- In a new test program, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey plans to implant patients suffering from chronic diseases with a microchip that will give emergency room staff access to their medical information and help avoid costly or serious medical errors, the insurer said on Friday.

FUTURE OF FREE TALK RADIO IMPERILED! -- The big TV and cable companies are lobbying Congress to allow them to take over the internet. They want to commercialize the web in favor of big spenders and the politically correct versus small entrepreneurs and the politically incorrect. Such include talk show hosts on the political right.

Diverse Coalition Urges Government To Lower Dollar Value -- Academic, business and labor groups called on the Bush administration Wednesday to lower the value of the dollar in order to alleviate the country's ballooning trade deficit and its adverse effects on American industry. "These free trade agreements are really outsourcing agreements that got us into this mess in the first place."

Archaic Dairy Program Continues To Milk Taxpayers -- A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decision is the latest example of how a Depression-era program is not only woefully out of date, but is also damaging to the industry that it regulates.

Vanity Fair Article By NANCY JO SALES concerning the DVD Loose Change -- With $6,000 and a laptop computer, three kids from upstate New York made a documentary about 9/11 that spread across the Internet and threw millions for a loop!

Deaths mount as Israel, Hezbollah trade attacks -- Israel and Hezbollah escalated their blood feud Sunday as dozens of Lebanese died during airstrikes across their nation and eight Israelis were killed when militants slammed rockets into the port city of Haifa.

Rice Says Israel May Need to Prolong Offensive -- Israel may need to prolong its offensive in Lebanon to further reduce the threat from Hezbollah, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today, as some Democrats called on her to travel to the region immediately to help defuse the crisis.

Gingrich says it's World War III -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says America is in World War III and President Bush should say so.

Israel Said Using DU, Poison Gas On Lebanese By Wayne Madsen -- "Our intelligence sources in Lebanon have reported to us exclusively that Israel is now using poison gas and depleted uranium shells on towns in the south of Lebanon."

Cost of Iraq war to top Vietnam and Korea -- The Iraq war is to overtake Korea and Vietnam as the second-most expensive overseas military operation in US history, with spending expected to top $US500 billion ($660 billion) by the end of the decade.

Foreign companies buy U.S. roads, bridges -- Roads and bridges built by U.S. taxpayers are starting to be sold off, and so far foreign-owned companies are doing the buying.

US 'could be going bankrupt' -- A ballooning budget deficit and a pensions and welfare timebomb could send the economic superpower into insolvency, according to research by Professor Laurence Kotlikoff for the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, a leading constituent of the US Federal Reserve.

Bush blocks Russia's bid for WTO entry -- In a chilly summit prelude, President Bush blocked Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization on Saturday and President Vladimir Putin mockingly said Moscow doesn't want the kind of violence-plagued democracy the United States has fostered in Iraq.

Checklist for Camp: Bug Spray. Sunscreen. Pills -- The breakfast buffet at Camp Echo starts at a picnic table covered in gingham-patterned oil cloth. Here, children jostle for their morning medications: Zoloft for depression, Abilify for bipolar disorder, Guanfacine for twitchy eyes and a host of medications for attention deficit disorder. QUOTE: “All my best friends take something.”

Evangelist arrested on federal charges -- "The debtor apparently maintains that as a minister of God, everything he owns belongs to God and he is not subject to paying taxes to the United States on money he receives for doing God's work."

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Coronado Naval Base News Release -- NAZI SWASTIKA COMPLEX AT CORONADO NAVAL BASE SENDS THE WORLD A MESSAGE! 
* Click Here for Additional Photos or at the bottom link on the News Release.

* Click Here for a Brief History of the Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Coronado

Related Article to the News Release Above -- Neo-Nazi sympathizers slip into U.S. military -- Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists have increasingly been able to infiltrate the U.S. military due to recruitment pressures created by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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THE NEW WORLD ORDER Denver Airport -- Watch the Video on Google Video - Description: New World Order Masonic Denver Airport Conspiracy

Symbolism Photos -- "Symbolism is built into the roads and buildings of Washington D.C. Inverted five pointed stars appear everywhere when you take a not-so-hard look. Even the main Government building is centred in a huge Owl. I ask the same questions you ask, already knowing the answer," what kind of message does this symbolism send to the world?" (Thanks Neville)

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power -- The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

Phase 3 Trial of Magnesium Sulfate-Neuroprotective Stroke Therapy -- The FAST-MAG Pilot Trial demonstrated that field initiation of magnesium sulfate in acute stroke is feasible, safe, and potentially efficacious. Read More...

The Equator Principles: The Next Stage for Activists -- A coalition of dozens of the world's largest banks has released a new version of a voluntary code of conduct for the banking industry. The guidelines, called the Equator Principles, address social and environmental impacts of lending, and signatories agree to abide by them in lending for development projects in poor countries.

US Senate votes to bar emergency gun confiscation -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to prohibit the confiscation of legally owned guns during an emergency like last year's Hurricane Katrina, marking another victory for the gun lobby.

The Secret - a video trailer and a place to buy it for those who missed it -- "This ground-breaking feature length movie presentation reveals The Great Secret of the universe. It has been passed throughout the ages, travelling through centuries … to reach you. This is The Secret to everything – the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted."

Middle East Crisis -- Most important, Israel is calling up its reserves. This is never a symbolic gesture in Israel. All Israelis below middle age are in the reserves and mobilization is costly in every sense of the word. If the Israelis were planning a routine reprisal, they would not be mobilizing. But they are, which means they are planning to do substantially more than retributive airstrikes. The question is what their plan is.

More Troops May Be Needed in Baghdad, U.S. General Says -- Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the senior American commander in Iraq, said Wednesday that “terrorists and death squads” were responsible for the surge in sectarian killings here in recent weeks, and that there might be a need to move more American forces into the capital to prevent the deadly cycle from worsening.

Citgo To Stop Selling Gas To U.S. Stations -- Venezuela-owned Citgo Petroleum Corp. has decided to stop distributing gasoline to some 1,800 U.S. stations, shedding a lackluster segment of its business while forcing the owners of those stations to find other suppliers.

Strange illnesses lead horse breeder to challenge fluoridation of Pagosa's water" -- Horses dying from drinking fluoridated water? "We had never had problems with our horses being sick and crippled before. Their good health stopped when fluoridation started."
*Barbaro's fans saddened after latest news -- While the public outpouring of support was significantly muted Thursday compared to the first days after Barbaro was admitted to the New Bolton Center, fans were still rooting for the ailing colt to recover from his catastrophic injuries and a potentially fatal disease.

Drinking tea may stave off bile stones and cancer -- Certain chemicals in tea may prevent cells from growing abnormally and may have anti-inflammatory effects that reduce the risk of these bile tract diseases.

Need A Cooker? Use Your Cell Phone -- Recently, new media has reported a study showing the radiation from cell phones is so full of energy they can be used to cook eggs.

Israelis Enter Lebanon After Attacks -- The Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah surprised Israel with a bold daylight assault across the border on Wednesday, leading to fighting in which two Israeli soldiers were captured and at least eight killed, and elevating recent tensions into a serious two-front battle.

Help Shut Down The Federal Reserve: Save America! -- Sing the Petition to demand that the United States Congress: Immediately shut down the Federal Reserve System, Restore money creation to Congress as mandated in the U. S. Constitution, Protect American national sovereignty and stop its head-long rush into world government.

Teen refuses court-ordered test to check cancer status -- Fifteen-year-old Abraham Starchild Cherrix never intended to challenge the medical establishment when he refused chemotherapy earlier this year. Abraham Starchild's website: http://www.abrahamsjourney.com

The lawlessness of the FDA, Big Pharma immunity, and crimes against humanity (opinion) -- Does the FDA stand for Federal Death Administration? FDA-approved prescription drugs injure 2.2 million and kill approximately 100,000 Americans each year, according to peer-reviewed published studies, and more realistic estimates put the number of deaths at over 200,000 people annually in the United States alone!

Thumbs up for knife exchange? -- YOUNG Melburnians have backed Australia's first knife exchange and are at ease with handing over weapons for free footy, basketball or movie tickets.  What are they going to want next?

Cedar Rapids Newspaper Drops Ann Coulter's Column -- Ann Coulter is no stranger to controversy, but her latest adventures have several newspapers questioning whether carrying her syndicated column is worth the trouble.

Judge says police in Vermont must knock before searching -- Police in Vermont must knock before raiding a home or risk having any evidence they discover thrown out of court, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to the contrary, an Essex County judge has ruled.

Agency works on emergency alert system -- The government will soon be pinging cell phones and posting on Web sites to warn Americans of impending disasters as it updates its Cold War-era emergency alert system.

300 Pinoys Helping Fight US War Vs Iraq - Mercenaries Deployed In Violation Of Gov't Ban -- DESPITE the ban on travel to Iraq, there are some 300 Filipinos working as armed personnel of a private military company (PMC) that secures US State department and military personnel, offices and facilities in that war-torn Middle East country. PMC is the current euphemism for a mercenary outfit.

Chinese Company Intends to Build MG’s in Oklahoma -- Nanjing, which purchased the assets of the bankrupt MG Rover Group last year, aims to be the first Chinese carmaker to open a factory in the United States.

U.S. Terror Targets: Petting Zoo and Flea Market? -- People connected to some of those businesses or events are baffled at their inclusion as possible terrorist targets. Do anyone beliee this??

Series of Bombs Explode on 7 Trains in India, Killing Scores -- A string of powerful bombs ripped through a vital spine of Mumbai’s commuter train system during the evening rush hour on Tuesday, killing nearly 200 people, bringing India’s financial capital to a standstill and resurrecting memories of bloodbaths past.

Provost review clears Barrett to teach class on Islam -- Following a thorough review, University of Wisconsin-Madison Provost Patrick Farrell today announced that lecturer Kevin Barrett will teach, as scheduled, a class titled "Islam: Religion and Culture." This is in reference to this article: Lawmaker Wants UW Lecturer Fired Over 9/11 Views -- University of Wisconsin-Madison officials are reviewing the background of a UW-Madison lecturer after a state lawmaker demanded he be fired for his beliefs about Sept. 11, 2001. TPH urges listeners to write or e-mail the University showing support of Mr. Barrett.

Two Workers Injured In Mallinckrodt Explosion -- In this article notice the statement "A worker was pouring paraformaldehyde, a flammable powder used to make medicine, when it exploded. The protective suit he was wearing caught fire."

LA Times Op-Ed Condemns USA for Deporting - Violent Criminal Illegals -- Just when you thought the arguments of the pro-illegal immigrant crowd couldn't get any more preposterous . . . Now, the United States is being condemned for deporting illegal aliens who are violent, hardened criminals - members of homicidal street gangs.

Why Giving the Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy Doesn't Make Any Sense -- The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommends flu vaccination during all trimesters of pregnancy. However, according to a report published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, this recommendation is unjustified, unwise, and should be withdrawn.

Baghdad Erupts in Mob Violence -- A mob of gunmen went on a brazen daytime rampage through a predominantly Sunni Arab district of western Baghdad on Sunday, pulling people from their cars and homes and killing them in what officials and residents called a spasm of revenge by Shiite militias for the bombing of a Shiite mosque on Saturday.

Tribute to Nurses Nomination -- The New York Times is seeking nominations for their Tribute to Nurses. To nominate Joyce Riley in regards to Veteran's Issues, please click the above link for information.

Aiming to catch criminals red-footed -- A computer system can spot those who are guilty by the way they walk, report our correspondents.

Truth About Splenda -- Johnson & Johnson claims that "Splenda is made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar". Johnson & Johnson wants consumers to think that it is natural sugar without calories. The truth is that Splenda is not natural and does not taste like sugar.

Giant U.S. embassy rising in Baghdad -- Three years after a U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, only one major U.S. building project in Iraq is on schedule and within budget: the massive new American embassy compound. The $592 million facility is being built inside the heavily fortified Green Zone by 900 non-Iraqi foreign workers who are housed nearby and under the supervision of a Kuwaiti contractor.
Related Article: Bush's Baghdad Palace

AMERICA: "Freedom To Fascism" A Must See Movie -- Aaron Russo’s new film America: Freedom to Fascism (AFTF), is to be released in five markets on July 28 and five more on August 4.

Congress Ignoring Looming Financial Catastrophe By: Devvy Kidd -- In the first quarter of 2006, home foreclosures skyrocketed up a whopping 72% from last year. Despite their best efforts, millions of Americans have no disposable cash after being fleeced in withholding and a thousand other taxes so they're reduced to charging everything these days from groceries to the IRS.

Chemical warfare: Inside Britain's toxic house of horrors -- Servicemen were deliberately subjected to lethal doses of poison in secret tests at Porton Down, an official report will admit this week.

Doctor cites treatment for West Nile -- With the threat of West Nile virus topping the headlines in recent weeks, it may come as some comfort to Valley residents that at least one physician has published a treatment with a purported 86 percent success rate.

Lawmaker Wants UW Lecturer Fired Over 9/11 Views -- University of Wisconsin-Madison officials are reviewing the background of a UW-Madison lecturer after a state lawmaker demanded he be fired for his beliefs about Sept. 11, 2001.

Fallen Soldier Gets a Bronze Star but No Pagan Star -- Veterans Affairs has refused to allow a symbol of the Wicca religion -- a five-pointed star within a circle, called a pentacle -- to be inscribed on U.S. military memorials or grave markers.

FBI plans new Net-tapping push -- The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping.

Scientists Fear Chemical in Plastic Could Be Harmful -- Last month, San Francisco banned a type of sturdy, hard plastic made with a molecule known as bisphenol A , or BPA. Any toys, bottles and pacifiers made with BPA must be replaced, according to the law the mayor signed in June.

Artificial Blood Experiment Hits 27 U.S. Cities -- In 27 cities across the United States, seriously injured accident victims could end up in a medical experiment, without their knowledge or consent.

THE REAL REASON FOR ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION -- by Derry Brownfield - "Animal identification is being forced upon us because of documents our officials have signed tying us to certain international alliances." Don't forget to check out our NAIS Section.

Dispute may hit cumin exports -- The country may lose the opportunity to export cumin seed to the US, if the ongoing dispute is not resolved. The controversy broke out as the FDA recently rejected the entire shipment of around 1,700 tonne of cumin seed, exported by seven-eight exporters – largely from Mumbai – reportedly on grounds that it contained weetseed – a contaminant.

Dallas hospital plans to bill Mexico -- Parkland Memorial Hospital plans to bill Mexico and other countries to help cover the costs of health care for indigents.

Questions raised about drug Yates was taking -- An antidepressant that Andrea Yates took in the months before she drowned her five children in 2001 recently had "homicidal ideation" added as one of its rare adverse events, but the drug's manufacturer says it believes there is "no causal link between Effexor and homicidality."

Planes of 911 Exceeded Their Software Limits -- Two of the aircraft exceeded their software limits on 9/11.

Representative Of Largest 9/11 Families Group Says Government Complicit In Attack -- The representative of the largest group of 9/11 families says that the official version of events is a fallacy and that the NORAD stand down and evidence of incendiary devices used to bring down the towers amount to government complicity in the attacks - a conclusion shared by half of the 9/11 families he represents.

Consumers can no longer sue drug companies for the harm caused by any FDA-approved drug -- even if the drug's manufacturer intentionally misled the FDA by hiding or fabricating clinical trial data. A Must Read!!

Japan wants missile defense 'as soon as possible': defense chief -- Japan wants to develop a joint missile defense system with the United States as quickly as possible following North Korea's missile tests, the Japanese defense chief said.

Venezuela To Offer Asylum For American Military Deserters Fleeing Illegal Wars -- Venezuela's actions in providing protection for American Soldiers fleeing their country also mirrors those actions of Canada, and which during the American war in Vietnam during the 1960's and 1970's provided refuge and asylum to tens of thousands of young Americans fleeing service in that war, but which during this war has all but closed their borders to those fleeing the horrors of war.

Army Files Three Charges Against Lt. Watada -- The Army filed three charges Wednesday, including conduct unbecoming an officer, against a lieutenant who refused to deploy to Iraq last month because he believes the war there is illegal.

THE REAL REASON FOR ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION -- It is plain and simple - this dictate is coming directly from the OIE - (world animal health organization) which is an off-shoot of the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization, and since the United States has signed documents creating membership in these foreign alliances, the US is obligated to create an Animal Identification program.

FDA Tells Sanofi to Clean Up Flu-Vaccine Plant -- The Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to Sanofi's manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania, warning the company to ensure that its flu vaccine batches are not contaminated. The plant produces half of all flu shots in the U.S.
Related Link: http://www.eagletribune.com/business/local_story_186100204

2 American Officials Apologize for Crime -- The United States ambassador and the top American military commander here together issued an unusual apology on Thursday for the rape and murder of a young Iraqi woman and the killing of her family, saying that the crime, in which at least four soldiers are suspects, had injured the "Iraqi people as a whole."

For Gay Rights Movement, a Key Setback -- Yesterday's court ruling against gay marriage was more than a legal rebuke, then — it came as a shocking insult to gay rights groups. Leaders said they were stunned by both the rejection and the decision's language, which they saw as expressing more concern for the children of heterosexual couples than for the children of gay couples. They also took exception to the ruling's description of homosexuality as a preference rather than an orientation.

Morgellon's Is Biowarfare -- This mysterious disease or affliction has affected far too many individuals for us not to have a handle on it. There have been other diseases that have had a similar course. AIDS, SARS, Lyme Disease, and the Bird Flu come to mind as examples of new phenomena within this generation. They all have the earmarks of biological warfare agents.

"Stars And Stripes" Lands Exclusive, And Revealing, Bush Interview -- When Stars and Stripes nabbed anexclusive interview with President Bush on July 4 -- aboard Air Force One -- it devoted most of the questions to ones submitted by service members.

Man Raided By FBI, ATF, Canadian Law Enforcement After Handing Out 'Subversive' Alex Jones Material -- A Dillon Montana man had his home raided by 40 FBI, BATF and Canadian law enforcement agents after handing out Alex Jones' material to his local Sheriff which was subsequently deemed 'subversive'.

Suicides Trouble Japanese Military -- The suicides of four returning ex-servicemen of Japan's military deployment in Iraq are raising alarms within the armed services and the country at large.

Local Marine To Return Service Medal To Bush In Protest -- A local Marine who service in Iraq earned several medals for serving his country, but he's giving back one of the medals to the White House as a form of protest.

Kenneth L. Lay, Ex-Chairman of Enron, Dies -- Enron's founder and chairman, Kenneth L. Lay, died of a heart attack at his vacation home in Colorado, according to his spokeswoman.

N.A.F.T.A. SUPERHIGHWAY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION NEXT YEAR -- “Quietly, but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA 10 lane super highway, four football fields wide through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth. Minn.

Still no resolve in New Jersey's gov't shutdown -- State parks, beaches, campgrounds, racetracks and casinos will all close down today. The governor met through the night with the assembly and the senate heads, trying to resolve this issue but it looks at this point, that there is no resolve.

Rumsfeld subpoenaed over Abu Ghraib -- A Congressional committee subpoenaed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday at the request of U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays.

The two faces of Rumsfeld -- 2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea. 2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change.

RAF doctor who refused Iraq under home detention -- An RAF doctor sentenced to eight months imprisonment for refusing to serve in Iraq has been released from jail and put under house detention.

Iraq considers arming insurgents -- Iraq's government is studying a request from some local insurgent leaders to supply them with weapons so they can turn on the heavily armed foreign fighters who were once their allies, according to two Iraqi lawmakers.

Small Farms, Pet Owners Targeted -- In line with the federal government's penchant for alphabet designations, this intricate little brainstorm is called the NAIS -- innocent-sounding enough until you learn that it turns 230 years of national tradition, agricultural enterprise, domestic security, individual property rights, adherence to the Constitution and American privacy rights upside down.

Defiant N. Korea Fires Series of Missiles -- A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch, U.S. officials said.

C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden -- The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday. The unit, known as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its analysts reassigned within the C.I.A. Counterterrorist Center, the officials said.

The Military’s Problem With The President’s Iran Policy -- On May 31st, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced what appeared to be a major change in U.S. foreign policy. The Bush Administration, she said, would be willing to join Russia, China, and its European allies in direct talks with Iran about its nuclear program.

Getting Busted for Wearing a Peace T-Shirt -- Arrested at the Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center in Chicago simply for wearing a t-shirt with the words "Veterans For Peace".

Former Vets With GOP Ties Boost War Effort In Blogs -- A former spokesman for President Bush recently offered to several newspapers supposedly objective freelance stories from Iraq by two combat veterans who lead a pro-war group with deep Republican ties.

Dozens of UTSA students and staff may have been exposed to TB -- About 75 students and staff members at the University of Texas at San Antonio are being told they may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

Seattle mother arrested for "kidnapping" her own baby to seek alternative treatments -- This incident is the latest example of state-sponsored medical terrorism where parents who do not submit to narrowly-defined "treatments" promoted by conventional medicine are branded as criminals, arrested at gunpoint, jailed and forcibly separated from their children by Child Protective Services.

 


JUNE 2006 (Re-Fresh your browser occasionally)

F.D.A. Warns of Liver Failure After Antibiotic -- Federal drug regulators issued a strong warning Thursday that Ketek, a controversial antibiotic, could in rare circumstances cause serious liver injury, liver failure and even death.

Koizumi Joins Bush in Warning North Korea Not to Fire Missile -- After meeting with Japan's prime minister, President Bush warned North Korea on Thursday that Japan "cannot afford to be held hostage to rockets" and said that it would be "unacceptable" for the North to test a longrange missile.

After Ruling, Uncertainty Hovers at Cuba Prison -- As the Supreme Court prepared to rule on the Bush administration's plan to try terror suspects before special military tribunals here, the commander of Guantánamo's military detention center was asked what impact the court's decision might have on its operations.

IRS Closed for a Month for Flood Repairs -- WASHINGTON — IRS headquarters will remain closed for at least a month to repair extensive flood damage that destroyed electrical systems and computer equipment, the agency said Thursday.

Bin Laden Hails Slain Al - Zarqawi As 'Lion' -- Bin Laden paid tribute to al-Zarqawi in a 19-minute audio message posted on an Islamic militant Web site. The message has narration by a voice resembling bin Laden's as a video shows an old photo of him in a split-screen next to images of al-Zarqawi taken from a previous video.

Spreading Cancer - Depleted uranium turns Bush's lies into high-tech horror -- A war crime of unprecedented dimension is unfolding as we avert our eyes. Perhaps it’s simply too big to see, or to grasp, so we lull ourselves into the half-belief that the powers that be know what they’re doing and it will all turn out for the best. Meanwhile, the contagion spreads, the children die, the planet becomes uninhabitable.

Plot called prelude to overthrow of U.S. -- The leader of a group accused of plotting to destroy the Sears Tower in Chicago and other buildings viewed the attacks as a prelude to the overthrow of the U.S. government and its replacement by an Islamic regime, prosecutors said at a hearing Thursday.

Research sees benefit of TB drug for post traumatic stress -- VA intends to test DCS's effectiveness on returning war veterans.  More experimentation on our troops?

Tipster leads FBI to laptop loaded with veterans' files -- FBI Special Agent in Charge William Chase, of the agency's Baltimore office, said that a person who had the laptop contacted U.S. Park Police Wednesday after seeing news accounts and notices of a $50,000 award offered by Montgomery County, Md., police. The devices were recovered in the "general vicinity" of Aspen Hill, said Park Police Chief Dwight Pettiford.

Stolen VA laptop recovered -- The government has recovered the stolen laptop computer containing sensitive data for up to 26.5 million veterans and military personnel, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson announced Thursday.

High court blocks military tribunals -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Bush administration did not have the legal authority to go forward with military tribunals for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba.

Killing Soldiers with Smallpox Vaccine -- The Defense Department has no plans to
discontinue its smallpox vaccination program, despite yesterday's announcement
that vaccinations may have caused a soldier's death.

Marine in 'Fahrenheit 9/11' killed -- A Marine and one-time recruiter who appeared in Michael Moore's documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has died in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

Mobile crematorium -- This novel technology is not only a cost efficient way of cremation, but also is a non-polluting methodology.

An Iraqi Withdrawal From Iraq -- Recent days have found a media feeding frenzy at the trough of the "National Reconciliation" plan by the US puppet "prime minister" of Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki. This "plan" was clearly a political move orchestrated from within Pentagon and State Department circles in preparation for the upcoming November mid-term elections in the US and has effectively changed, on the ground in Iraq, approximately nothing.

Emergency alert accidently activated -- Phone calls overwhelmed the Ventura County sheriff's dispatch center Tuesday when a civil emergency alert for California counties was accidentally activated, officials said.

The Myth Of Al Qaeda -- Before 9/11, Osama Bin Laden’s Group Was Small And Fractious. How Washington Helped To Build Into A Global Threat.

Bush Asks for Funds to Protect Vets -- President Bush on Wednesday asked Congress for $160.5 million in emergency funds to help veterans and military personnel whose personal information was on a laptop computer stolen from a Veterans Affairs employee.

Iraq vets returning to U.S. face another battle - and homelessness -- Thousands of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are facing a new nightmare - the risk of homelessness. The government estimates that several hundred vets who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are homeless on any given night around the country, although the exact number is unknown.

Video: Forced Labor Camps For illegals? -- A recently announced contract for a Halliburton subsidiary to build immigrant detention facilities is part of a longer-term Homeland Security plan titled ENDGAME, which sets as its goal the removal of "all removable aliens" and "potential terrorists."

Are Concentration Camps Coming to U.S.? -- The claims have been many and include information (including pictures) indicating some of these camps are built to hold as many as a million people if need be. While these types of stories are easy to fabricate and can provide plenty of speculation fodder to spread; the following news release should give cause for concern to even the most conspiracy challenged Americans.

Trusting Public Health Officials on MMR: Not -- Four years ago, the Sunday Express revealed that at least 26 child deaths have been linked with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. In many cases, the Government - or leading medical officials - accepted the connection.

NVIC SAYS GARDASIL NOT PROVEN SAFE FOR LITTLE GIRLS -- The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is calling on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to just say “no” on June 29 to recommending “universal use” of Merck’s Gardasil vaccine in all pre-adolescent girls. NVIC maintains that Merck’s clinical trials did not prove the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts is safe to give to young girls.

Push for New Tactics as War on Malaria Falters -- It is no secret that mosquitoes carry the parasite that causes malaria. More mystifying is why 800,000 young African children still die of malaria per year — more than from any other disease — when there are medicines that cure for 55 cents a dose, mosquito nets that shield a child for $1 a year and indoor insecticide spraying that costs about $10 annually for a household.

NRA speaks out against UN on Global Gun Ban -- Video - Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, says his latest book -- The Global War On Your Guns -- aims to speak directly to the American public without having to pass through the "filter" of what he describes as America's "elite media."

Whistle-Blower's Evidence, Uncut -- Former AT&T technician Mark Klein is the key witness in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's class-action lawsuit against the telecommunications company, which alleges that AT&T cooperated in an illegal National Security Agency domestic surveillance program. Be sure to check out the internal links!

'Horrifying' Morgellons Ends Career Top Baseball Pitcher -- Former Oakland A's pitcher Billy Koch has it. Mystery Disease Spreads Through Entire Family. His wife and their three children have it also! Though they can afford top medical care, doctors have no answers.

Elks building collapses, killing group’s leader -- CLINTON, Mo. - Rescuers saved nine people trapped in the rubble of a three-story building that partially collapsed during an Elks Club dinner, but the club’s leader was found dead early Tuesday, about 12 hours after the roof fell in, officials said.

Bush Says Report on Bank Data Was Disgraceful -- President Bush on Monday condemned as "disgraceful" the disclosure last week by The New York Times and other newspapers of a secret program to investigate and track terrorists that relies on a vast international database that includes Americans' banking transactions.

University of Colorado Chancellor Advises Firing Author of Sept. 11 Essay -- The interim chancellor at the University of Colorado said on Monday that Prof. Ward L. Churchill, whose comments about the victims of Sept. 11 prompted a national debate about the limits of free speech, should be fired for academic misconduct.

Military Fails Some Widows Over Benefits -- For military widows, many of them young, stay-at-home mothers, the shock of losing a husband is often followed by the confounding task of untangling a collection of benefits from assorted bureaucracies.

'Breathtaking' Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid -- Among the many superlatives associated with Hurricane Katrina can now be added this one: it produced one of the most extraordinary displays of scams, schemes and stupefying bureaucratic bungles in modern history, costing taxpayers up to $2 billion.

How to Virtually Eliminate Your Risk of Lymphoma -- Eating lots of vegetables lowers the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a Mayo Clinic study. Read More...

Poll: Majority of Americans want withdrawal plan for Iraq -- A majority of Americans say Congress should pass a resolution that outlines a plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday. Half of those surveyed would like all U.S. forces out within 12 months.

Iraq drags down Bush in Missouri -- When President George W. Bush returns to Missouri on Wednesday, he'll find himself in politically unfriendly territory, a new poll indicates.

Possible Terror Threat Closes Calif. Port -- A Southern California port was closed for several hours Monday afternoon while authorities investigated a possible terrorist threat on a cargo ship.

Limbaugh detained for having Viagra -- Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours today at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his possession prescribed to someone else.

'US to deploy PAC-3 interceptor missiles in Japan' -- Japan and the United States have agreed to speed up deployment of advanced Patriot interceptor missiles on US bases in Japan, officials said Monday, amid concerns that North Korea may test-fire a long-range ballistic missile.

L.A. 9/11 Truth Conference Gets Fair Media Play -- 9/11 American Scholars Symposium Conference was a huge success, C-SPAN to air segments this week.

After long haul, voter ID law to get first statewide test in primaries -- After a year and a half of political fights and legal wrangling, a Georgia law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls looks to get its first statewide test in the July 18 primaries.

US agencies hit by ID theft -- A HACKER may have stolen personal information for 26,000 current and former US Agriculture Department employees. The department announced the security breach shortly before midnight on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after it occurred. It offered one year of free credit-monitoring services to the potentially affected employees.

Army wives get phone death threats from Iraq -- Wives and family members of soldiers fighting in Iraq have received telephone calls, believed to include death threats, from insurgents, according to military documents seen by The Sunday Telegraph. The "nuisance" calls have been made with increasing frequency over the past few weeks after insurgents managed to obtain home numbers from soldiers' mobile telephones.

Bush executive order limits property seizure -- On 1-year anniversary of Kelo decision
president puts curb on eminent domain.

Buffett pledges $37.1B to charity -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Sunday he plans to give most of his $44 billion in Berkshire Hathaway stock to the world's largest charitable foundation, run by friend and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.

On A Lighter Side -- A cartoon to lighten up the day.

U.S. Gets Access to Worldwide Banking Data -- The U.S. government gained sweeping access to international banking records as part of a secret program to choke off financial support for terrorism, officials confirmed Thursday.

FTC laptops stolen, 110 people at risk of ID theft -- The Federal Trade Commission, responsible for protecting Americans from fraud and identity theft, reported on Thursday the theft of two of its own computers with personal information about 110 people.

46 bombs explode in 30 minutes across Thailand -- The attacks are believed to have been carried out by Muslim insurgents who have mounted a long-running but largely hidden campaign for independence of the country's three most southern provinces.

My Radio Interview With Jerome Corsi Now Online By Chuck Baldwin -- Everyone who loves freedom and independence needs to know about President Bush's attempt to create a North American Union (NAU), which merges the United States with Canada and Mexico. Once one understands what Mr. Bush is attempting to do in creating this trilateral, hemispheric government, many seemingly nonsensical actions by this president will starting making perfect sense.

Bush sneaking North American super-state without oversight? -- Despite having no authorization from Congress, the Bush administration has launched extensive working-group activity to implement a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada.

State workers denied access to political blogs -- Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration yesterday blocked state employees' access to many Web logs -- a day after a prominent political "blogger" was critical of the governor in a New York Times story. The ban sent the political sector of the cyber world into a tizzy, attracting attention from national blogs, some of which were added throughout the day to the list of Internet sites state workers couldn't access.

7 arrested in suspected U.S. attacks plot -- The FBI arrested seven people they said were planning to attack to Chicago's Sears Tower and other U.S. targets.

MERCENARY FIRMS & WAR PROFITEERS -- Many interesting links to information on War Profiteers.

Vaccines May Have Caused A Soldier's Death -- A panel of military physician experts has concluded that vaccinations may have caused the death of a 26-year-old Army soldier.

A Power Hour News Release - June 21, 2006 -- Veteran Airline Pilot Challenges Official 9/11 story!

Gatling Gun/Helicopter Demo -- Certainly wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of those bursts...!!

Nonviolent DU Campaign -- This message is an invitation to actively participate in a nonviolent campaign to stop the production of depleted uranium (DU) weaponry. This effort allows you to take back control of decisions that impact your life. The campaign focuses on DU production sites, such as the ones in Rocket Center, West Virginia and in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq -- The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.

Video Clip: See where the REAL WMD is hidden -- Watch this enlightening little 1-minute video clip.

Free Credit-Monitoring for Veterans Whose Data Was Stolen -- Mr. Nicholson said the free credit-monitoring was part of his agency's attempt to atone for the "terrible, unfortunate, regrettable" data loss that appears certain to cost taxpayers well over $20 million. "Free credit-monitoring will help safeguard those who may be affected and will provide them with the peace of mind they deserve," he said.

Lt. Watada; Stuns Army With Announcement -- This website link is a page that supports Lt. Watada regarding his refusal to be deployed to Iraq.

Clowns invade Oakland recruiting center -- The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) was out in force in Oakland today. Inspired by another group that played music and blockaded the recruitment center a few weeks ago, we decided to pay it a visit of our own.

AT&T rewrites rules: Your data isn't yours -- AT&T has issued an updated privacy policy that takes effect Friday. The changes are significant because they appear to give the telecom giant more latitude when it comes to sharing customers' personal data with government officials.

Human Genome wins government Anthrax contract -- Human Genome Sciences Inc. (HGSI) on Tuesday said the U.S. government has agreed to buy 20,000 treatment courses of its experimental anthrax drug, ABthrax, for the country's national stockpile. The company said it expects to receive about $165 million in revenues from the sale.

Atlanta library says ‘no mas’ -- LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The library system in this suburban Atlanta county says no mas — it won’t buy any more thrillers, romance novels or other works of adult fiction in Spanish.

US confirms Heathrow hijack plot -- An official US report has confirmed al-Qaeda planned to hijack flights from Heathrow and fly planes into the airport and a Canary Wharf skyscraper.

No cash? No card? Just stick in finger -- A Tampa Coast to Coast convenience store has installed a device that scans your fingerprint to process payment through a debit account.

N.Y. report denounces shock use at school -- The investigators said some forms of discipline, such as a device that delivers shocks at timed intervals, appear to violate federal safety regulations, and students live in an atmosphere of ``pervasive fears and anxieties."

Our 9/11 Ambassadors take Malaysia by storm -- William Rodriguez reports in upon his return to the US to tell about his and Jimmy Walter’s huge successes spreading the word in Malaysia about the 9/11 cover-up.

NO CONFIDENCE in Busby/Bilbray Election Results! -- THIS IS AN EMERGENCY VELVET REVOLUTION ELECTION PROTECTION ALERT! Please sign the Petition Declaring "No Confidence" and Demand a Manual Count of all Ballots! It's Time to Take Our Democracy Back!

al-Qaida Video Shows Alleged 20th Hijacker -- Al-Qaida has identified a would-be 20th hijacker for the Sept. 11 attacks as a Saudi operative who was killed in a 2004 shootout with his country's security forces.

Gunmen kill one of Saddam's lawyers -- The killing of Khamis al-Obaidi, the number two on Saddam's defense team, dealt a fresh blow to U.S.-backed efforts to try Saddam for crimes during his Sunni-led rule and is likely to fuel complaints sectarian violence is hindering a fair trial.

Norway breaks ground on doomsday vault for crop seeds -- It sounds like something from a science fiction film -- a doomsday vault carved into an Arctic island mountain ready to serve as a Noah's Ark for seeds in case of a global catastrophe.

U.S. weighs shootdown of N. Korea missile -- If North Korea launches a long-range missile, as some U.S. officials say appears likely, then the Pentagon may get a first chance to use its unproven missile defenses against a real target.

Detox Clinic Opening for Video Addicts -- An addiction center is opening Europe's first detox clinic for game addicts, offering in-house treatment for people who can't leave their joysticks alone.

Media ignoring Lt Watada's story -- Ten days after Lt. Ehren K. Watada announced in a press conference here that he would refuse to obey orders to deploy with a Stryker brigade to Iraq on the grounds that the war was not only immoral but "illegal under American law," a review of 22 newspapers demonstrates that the national news editors of the U.S. major dailies have made a decision not to cover the story. Why?

WATCH FRONTLINE/ The Dark Side now on youtube.com -- On September 11, 2001, deep inside a White House bunker, Vice President Dick Cheney was ordering U.S. fighter planes to shoot down any commercial airliner....be sure to watch!

Senator Denied Pharma Risk Data -- After months of trying to get firsthand information from a government official familiar with a controversial new antibiotic, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) marched into the Department of Health and Human Services headquarters yesterday asserting his congressional right to receive the data.

Stop Fake News -- The Federal Communications Commission needs to enforce rules stating that TV stations “must clearly disclose” when they air news segments produced by the government or other entities. Take Action Now!

National Education Association Set to Endorse Homosexual Marriage -- The National Education Association is set to endorse homosexual marriage at their convention coming up in Orlando June 29 through July 6.

ENEMY OF THE STATE ACT OF 1933--WHY WE ARE IN THIS SHAPE -- Many links to read up on ENEMY OF THE STATE ACT OF 1933.

Japan to pull troops out of Iraq -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has announced plans to withdraw his country's troops from Iraq.

Bush 'super-state' documents sought -- FOIA request filed to expose plans for 'North American union'.

BYU Physics Prof Finds Thermate in WTC Physical Samples -- Based on chemical analysis of WTC structural steel residue, a Brigham Young University physics professor has identified the material as Thermate. Thermate is the controlled demolition explosive thermite plus sulfur. Sulfur cases the thermite to burn hotter, cutting steel quickly and leaving trails of yellow colored residue .

The release of AARON RUSSO'S AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM is set for JULY 28th in the following cities/theatres -- AARON RUSSO'S AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM is set for JULY 28th in the following cities/theaters. Click the link above to find out when and if it will be shown in your area.

Rice Warns N.Korea Against Missile Test -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned on Monday that North Korea's test-firing of a long-range ballistic missile would be a provocation. Rice also said the missile test would abrogate Pyongyang's missile moratorium in 1999 and a renewed pledge in 2002.

Church opens to troops who refuse deployment -- A U.S. Army officer's refusal to fight in Iraq has prompted a Methodist Church in Tacoma, Wash., to declare itself a sanctuary for military personnel who also reject deployment orders.

Army Cancels Contract for Iraqi Prison -- The Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it had canceled a $99.1 million contract with Parsons, one of the largest companies working in Iraq, to build a prison north of Baghdad after the firm fell more than two years behind schedule, threatened to go millions of dollars over budget and essentially abandoned the construction site.

North American Union Would Trump U.S. Supreme Court -- A key part of the plan is to expand the NAFTA tribunals into a North American Union court system that would have supremacy over all U.S. law, even over the U.S. Supreme Court, in any matter related to the trilateral political and economic integration of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Soldiers deployed in New Orleans -- US soldiers are set to be redeployed on the streets of New Orleans to fight crime for the first time since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The Age of Autism: But is Wakefield right? -- Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist who first raised the prospect of a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism, is being pursued by British medical authorities.

Bush Gives Iran an Ultimatum on Uranium -- President Bush told Iran on Monday that nations worldwide won't back down from their demand that Tehran suspend uranium enrichment.

Make Congress "Oil-Free" -- "Before we can expect to free the nation from its dependence on oil, we need politicians who will free themselves from their dependence on the oil industry. That's why we are asking you to stop taking contributions from Big Oil."

"9/11 widow: Don't judge" Are You Listening Ann Coulter? -- "I am not a 'harpy.' I am not a 'witch.' I have never taken a moment's pleasure from my husband's death on Sept. 11, 2001." What I am is a "9/11 widow." I am a mother of three, and I dread today - Father's Day - more than any other.

Church opens to troops who refuse deployment -- A U.S. Army officer's refusal to fight in Iraq has prompted a Methodist Church in Tacoma, Wash., to declare itself a sanctuary for military personnel who also reject deployment orders.

Documents May Link Cheney to Halliburton No-Bid Iraq Contract -- Newly released documents raise questions regarding involvement of Vice President's office.

How US hid the suicide secrets of Guantanamo -- After three inmates killed themselves, the Pentagon declared the suicides an act of 'asymmetric warfare', banned the media and went on a PR offensive. But as despair grows within the camp, so too does outrage mount at its brutal and secretive regime.

Laptop With D.C. Workers' Data Stolen -- Here we go again! A laptop containing the Social Security numbers and other personal data of 13,000 District of Columbia employees and retirees has been stolen, officials said.

Google US Government Search -- Google has launched a new search site for US Government information. The search engine limits search results to U.S. federal, state and local sites with domains such as .gov, .mil as well as some selected government sites with .com, .us, and .edu domains.

Yahoo censors more Chinese than the Chinese -- SEARCH ENGINE outfit, Yahoo! is more ruthless at censoring its content in China than the locals, a media watch dog has barked.

The Future -- Headlines from the year 2029.

Sunscreens Faulted on Cancer Protection -- Experts say the best protection against UVA is a sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or avobenzone. Consumers should also look for those that are water-resistant and have an SPF of 30 or better, indicating strong protection against UVB rays, and apply liberally and often.
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HIGH COURT BACKS NO-KNOCK SEARCH -- Justices made it easier Thursday for officers armed with search warrants to barge into homes without knocking or waiting. Evidence collected in those searches doesn't have to be thrown out, the justices decided 5-4. Related Article: Police don't have to knock, justices say -- A split Supreme Court ruled Thursday that drug evidence seized in a home search can be used against a suspect even though police failed to knock on the door and wait a "reasonable" amount of time before entering.

One Nation Under Siege News Release -- If you haven't already checked out One Nation Under Siege, be sure to check it out!!

Aftermath News - OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM UPDATE -- This article comes from Aftermath News. You may want to check it out.

Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway -- Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn.

Trojan Horse Captured Data On 2,300 Oregon Taxpayers -- The Oregon Department of Revenue has been contacting some 2,300 taxpayers this week to notify them that their names, addresses or Social Security numbers may have been stolen by a Trojan horse program downloaded accidentally by a former worker who was surfing pornographic sites while at work in January.

Flags vandalized at vet post -- “This is total disrespect for anyone who ever served in the armed forces,” said Vietnam veteran Ed Willis of Philadelphia, as he stood outside the hall, shaking his head. “The sad thing is that we fought and died so these people could be here ... and they chose to burn our flags.”

Open Letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller -- "Millions of gun owners are waiting to hear from you, Mr. Mueller. Will the FBI continue to protect an organization known for its brutal "enforcement" of laws born out of a racist agenda? Or will you pursue justice?"

CPS Sends Cutoff Notice to Over 1,000 San Antonio Soldiers -- Fort Sam Houston has received 1,300 utility service termination notices for delinquent bill payments, which officials blamed on a major budget shortfall. CPS Energy warned commanders at the post to pay $4.2 million by Wednesday or risk losing power. The post is three months behind on its bills, but both Army and utility officials said the two parties were talking and no cutoff was imminent.

Teen with cancer back in court over his treatment regime -- Last week a judge told 16 year-old Abraham if he went to the hospital for an xray - he would be free to go to Mexico to see the doctor who's been treating him with an herbal therapy. Then last night the judge changed his mind -- and threatened to lock Abraham up if he didn't comply with his new decision.

Hep B Vaccine At Birth Bad Idea -- At least two doctors tell me their faith in the government's entire childhood immunization schedule was shattered by the CDC's insistence that every newborn needs a Hep B shot as an urgent matter of public health.

The hunt ends -- Zarqawi’s death marks a high point in the history of Joint Special Operations Command, which provides most of the units that comprise TF 145, and is a serious — perhaps fatal — blow to Zarqawi’s al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist group.

Thousands In NY Dying Of '911 Disease' - Uranium Probable -- 9/11 Cough - More Than Just "Asthma". If high radioactive levels were found near the Pentagon (and they were) it certainly would not hurt to similarly test for the presence of radiation sickness in those who spent time around Ground Zero

When Soldiers Refuse to Fight: Is the US Army Trying to Silence Lt. Watada? -- US Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada says, "I've come to believe this is an illegal and an immoral war, and the order to have us deploy to Iraq is unlawful. I won't follow this order and I won't participate in something I believe is wrong." Read More...

UK 'in grip of measles outbreak' -- Numbers of measles cases in the UK have risen to their highest level in nearly 20 years, experts said.

Measles Vaccine Undeniably Linked to Autism -- The vaccine strain of measles virus has been found in the guts of 85 percent of autistic children in a New York University School of Medicine study. Read More...

Higher Doses of NSAIDs May Bring on Heart Attacks -- Those who take high doses of painkillers, including ibuprofen, on a daily basis have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, a study by Oxford researchers found.

How Can the FDA Ever Improve Drug Safety? -- The Institute of Medicine organized a meeting for behavior experts, statisticians and scientists to help guide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has faced criticism for its handling of issues such as suicide risk among youths who take antidepressants and heart risks of the now-withdrawn arthritis drug Vioxx.

Bill Clinton made $7.5 million speaking in 2005 -- Life after the White House has proven lucrative for former President Clinton, who made nearly $7.5 million in speaking fees last year and sometimes earned as much as $350,000 for a single appearance.

VA data still at grave risk -- Sensitive information on millions of U.S. military personnel and veterans remains at grave risk because of weak security controls that have not yet been fixed, government investigators said Wednesday.

Labs compete to make new nuclear bomb -- The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the San Francisco Bay area and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are competing to design the nation's first new nuclear bomb in two decades.

Aaron Russo--Google Video: Watch the interview with Aaron Russo -- Interview which he did with the Conscious Media Network before leaving for Europe.

Honor The Flag On Flag Day -- Flag Day, which always falls on June 14, is the anniversary of the day in 1777 when the American flag was adopted.

The 9/11 Visibility Project event for Sandpoint is this coming weekend -- The Idaho chapter of the 9/11 Visibility Project will host author, historian and 9/11 researcher -- Webster G. Tarpley -- at Sandpoint’s Panida Theater June 17th at 6 PM. Advance tickets only $11. Go to www.TicketsWest.com or call 1-800-325- SEAT.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE MEN GONE? by Devvy Kidd -- "Today the men in this country sit around watching mindless trash like Survivor or Friends on the boob tube, instead of shouting down the roof against state and federal systems that are utterly and completely rotten beyond redemption." Disclaimer: Warning this piece has the potential of upsetting the "twelve ranchers from Texas.!"

SPYCHIPS CO-AUTHOR ADDS HER VOICE TO "NO NATIONAL ID" MOVEMENT By Liz McIntyre & Katherine Albrecht -- Consumer privacy expert Dr. Katherine Albrecht will be a featured speaker at the No National ID rally in Dallas, Texas this weekend. The event, hosted by Endtime Ministries, is expected to draw 5,000 to 8,000 attendees. Be sure to check out the NEW NAIS Section on TPH website!

AWOL soldier returns to Fort Lewis -- After deserting her Army unit in January to avoid a second tour of duty in Iraq, Eugene solider Suzanne Nicole Swift was to be returned to Fort Lewis, Wash. Tuesday.

U.S. Nuclear Accidents -- Nuke contamination the public needs to know of -- The following is a compilation of some known events involving nuclear devices and facilities under U.S. jurisdiction. (Thanks Keith)

Hiding in Plain Sight, Google Seeks an Expansion of Power -- On the banks of the windswept Columbia River, Google is working on a secret weapon in its quest to dominate the next generation of Internet computing. But it is hard to keep a secret when it is a computing center as big as two football fields, with twin cooling plants protruding four stories into the sky. (catchy title, hey?)

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills College Football Player -- Also known as necrotizing fasciitis, flesh-eating bacteria are potent enough to turn a wound as minor as a pinprick or paper cut into a massive infection causing amputation or even death. In Oklahoma, Adair's death is the latest of about a dozen people who have died from the infection since 2003. The infection is caused by bacteria, usually a type known as Group A Streptococcus (GAS), which thrive naturally on the throat and on the skin.

House Approves Another $66 Billion for War -- The House passed a $94.5 billion bill Tuesday to pay for continuing US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, hurricane relief, bird flu preparations and border security at home. The House-Senate compromise bill contains $66 billion for the two wars, bringing the cost of the three-year-old war in Iraq to about $320 billion. Operations in Afghanistan have now tallied about $89 billion, according to the Congressional Research Service. The bill, which passed by a 351-67 vote, had only minimal debate Monday night.

MoD ignores ruling on Gulf war syndrome -- Thousands of war veterans will lose the right to claim additional money for Gulf war syndrome because the Ministry of Defence has decided to ignore a landmark decision which ordered it to recognise the condition, the Guardian has learned. The action has provoked a row between the judiciary and the M0D with the president of the commission which made the ruling accusing the ministry of illegally "tampering" with the process to avoid recognising the syndrome.

(MSNBC Video) - Bush Thanks U.S. Troops Abroad -- Watch the speech given to the troops Abroad.

First officer to publicly refuse illegal war -- On Wednesday, June 7th U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment to the unlawful Iraq war and occupation.

Arsenic Widespread in Top Brands of Chicken -- Brand name chicken products sold in American supermarkets and fast food restaurants are widely contaminated with arsenic, according to independent test results released by IATP. The good news is that smart choices by consumers can eliminate their intake of arsenic in chicken.
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Notice that was sent to ALL veterans from the Dept of Veterans Affairs concerning the stolen data -- Notice the last paragraph on the second page: "In accordance with current policy, the Internal Revenue Service has agreed to forward this letter because we do not have current addresses for all affected individuals. The IRS has not disclosed your address or any other tax information to us".

Google VIDEO:  Let's Bomb Iran! -- Creativity in the face of Tragedy. (Just a little humor)

Al-Qaida names 20th Sept. 11 hijacker -- A Saudi militant killed in 2004 was due to have been the 20th suicide plane hijacker in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, al-Qaida’s media arm said in a statement on the Internet on Tuesday.

Arab Firm Running Key Ports -- A February attempt by a United Arab Emirates-based port management firm to take over management of several major U.S. ports stoked a public furor that resulted in Dubai Ports World withdrawing its bid. Critics of the deal pointed to the Emirates' proven ties to Al Qaeda and the vulnerability of U.S. ports to terrorist attacks and as entry points for weapons of mass destruction.

ZARQAWI DEATH NO TURNING POINT IN PRESIDENT'S ENDLESS IRAQ QUAGMIRE -- Killing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will do little to halt the sectarian violence our invasion and military occupation of Iraq have unleashed. But the daily death toll and the moral catastrophe of Marines allegedly murdering innocent civilians in Haditha and other atrocities are shaping an unending future of violence for the Iraqi people and growing hostility toward the United States.

City, state veterans leaders seek munitions study -- During a campaign stop in Bristol, U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman said he may try to amend a defense spending bill next week to add money for a study about the impact of depleted uranium munitions on the health of veterans. "We need an independent study," the Connecticut Democrat said Friday.

Navy sends top brass for business training -- The U.S. Navy, in an effort to run more efficiently, is sending its admirals back to school to learn how to think more like entrepreneurs.

DOJ Dismisses Felony Tax Prosecution After PRA Defense Raised -- The motion for dismissal came on the heels of a surprise tactic by Lawrence’s defense attorney Oscar Stilley. The tactic threatened exposure of IRS’s on-going efforts to defraud the public. The move put DOJ attorneys in a state of panic that left them with only one alternative: beg for dismissal, with prejudice.

CANCER HITS 283 RESCUERS OF 9/11 -- 283 World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers have been diagnosed with cancer, and 33 of them have died of cancer, says a lawyer for the ailing responders.

Stolen VA data may have been erased -- Stolen personal data for 26.5 million veterans and military personnel may have been erased by teenagers who sold the computer equipment, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson said Thursday.

Fort Sam lacks cash to pay the light bill -- The Army that helped conquer Iraq in three weeks doesn't have enough cash to keep the lights on at Fort Sam Houston. The post is in crisis mode,

Mercenaries from Philippines to Iraq -- MALACAÑANG on Sunday said Congress can go ahead if it wants to investigate the alleged recruitment of "mercenaries" to Iraq by security firm Blackwater USA.

Afghanistan To Arm Tribesmen Against Taliban -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday his government will give weapons to local tribesmen so they can help fight the biggest surge in Taliban violence in years.

NAIS meeting of the Arkansas Animal Producer's Association (ARAPA) in Conway, Arkansas -- Please plan on attending and please help spread the word!!
WHERE: Conway, Arkansas, at Agora at 705 E. Siebenmorgen
WHEN: July 9, 2006 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

NAIS: Ozarks Chapter Property Rights Congress (PRC) Meeting -- Ozarks Chapter Property Rights Congress will meet on Thursday, June 22 at the Hayloft Restaurant in Mountain Grove at 7 p.m. There are so many things happening in the property rights arena right now. New information is constantly being brought to light. Please Pass the word!!

Cutback in troops predicted -- President Bush will be walking a fine line this week with a high-profile, two-day summit at Camp David on Iraq. The top US commander in Baghdad predicted yesterday that coalition troops would gradually move out of the country in the coming months.  General George Casey said he thinks it will be possible to withdraw some of the 130,000 US forces within months as long as Iraq's government and security forces make progress.

Sept. 11 Memorial to Be Redesigned -- Sept. 11 Memorial Design Sent Back to Drawing Board; Original Design Could've Cost Nearly $1B

Passion of Minuteman Chris Simcox -- The Southern Poverty Law Center once described controversial Minuteman Civil Defense Corps founder, Chris Simcox, 45, as "a relentless self aggrandizer who comes across with a smug egotism and fiery conviction of a former nobody." A good Read.

Data on nuclear agency workers hacked -- A computer hacker got into the U.S. agency that guards the country's nuclear weapons stockpile and stole the personal records of at least 1,500 employees and contractors, a senior U.S. lawmaker said on Friday.

Video: Al-Zarqawi DNA arrives at FBI Lab -- Samples of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's DNA are now at a Virginia F.B.I. lab where they'll be analyzed, while a Taliban leader says he'll continue fighting in Afghanistan.

Alex Jones Detained On Orders Of Bilderberg Group -- Alex Jones and his team were detained by Canadian immigration on orders of the Bilderberg Group for a 15 hour nightmare of interrogation, accusations and threats of arrests in anticipation of the conference in Ottawa which starts today.

Suspect in bomb plot was Canadian soldier -- More details were emerging Wednesday about an alleged bomb plot in Ontario and about one of the suspects and his alleged plan to behead Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The Toronto Star said the military confirmed, but downplayed, Chand's military connection.

Potential Animal (Zoonotic) Virus Identified in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy -- Recent independent scientific research funded by the National CFIDS Foundation, Inc. (NCF) of Needham, MA provided preliminary confirmation of a new virus identified in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Foundation's medical research dovetails with that completed to date by Cryptic Afflictions, LLC (1), a private company.

FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine -- U.S. health officials approved on Thursday the first vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), known to cause most cervical cancers.

Army Adopts Single, Blue Service Uniform -- Army service uniforms will be streamlined to one blue Army Service Uniform, the Army announced.

$25M to Be Paid on Al-Zarqawi -- Iraqi Prime Minister Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Thursday that the $25 million bounty on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's head will be honored.

Continuing Controversy in India over Mass Death of Sheep from Eating GE Cotton -- There is yet another controversy linked to the genetically modified Bt cotton plant and this time it is the alarming reports of sheep and goat taking ill, even dying after grazing on leftover Bt cotton fields.

WHO defers decision on destroying smallpox virus -- At the World Health Organization's (WHO's) recent annual meeting, member states couldn't agree on a new date for destroying the world's remaining collections of smallpox virus and handed the issue off to the WHO Executive Board.

A Report: War Crimes Committed Against U.S. Military Personnel, June 8, 1967 -- This Report is filed by the USS Liberty Veterans Association, Inc. a California non-profit corporation, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt veterans organization, acting on behalf of the surviving crewmembers of USS Liberty. Visit USS Liberty Veterans Association Website for more details.

Efforts by C.I.A. Fail in Somalia, Officials Charge -- A covert effort by the Central Intelligence Agency to finance Somali warlords has drawn sharp criticism from American government officials who say the campaign has thwarted counterterrorism efforts inside Somalia and empowered the same Islamic groups it was intended to marginalize.

Al-Qaeda's Zarqawi killed by US aircraft -- U.S. aircraft killed al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the insurgent leader who masterminded the death of hundreds in suicide bombings and was blamed for the videotaped beheading of foreign captives.

Coulter lambastes 9/11 widows in new book -- Coulter writes in a new book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” that a group of New Jersey widows whose husbands perished in the World Trade Center act “as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them.”  A couple of quotes: “I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much" and “self-obsessed” and enjoying their husbands’ deaths.
Anti-liberal US writer calls 9/11 widows "witches" -- Conservative author Ann Coulter sparked a storm on Wednesday after describing a group of Sept. 11 widows who backed the Democratic Party as millionaire "witches" reveling in their status as celebrities.

Troops risk undetected brain injury -- Thousands of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan may be risking permanent brain damage by returning to combat with relatively minor but undiagnosed concussions, often caused by bomb blasts, military researchers say.

Plastics chemical alters female brains -- A chemical that leaches out of plastics has been discovered to modify the developing brains of female mice, who later behave much more like their brethren. This latest study builds on a growing body of literature about the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) and raises questions about its effects in humans.

Army Officer Refuses Iraq Duty -- An Army officer who was born and raised in Honolulu is refusing to go with his unit to Iraq because he says the basis of the war is illegal and immoral.

USA Today Article: Mortgage demand dips as 30-year rate hits 4-year high of 6.66% -- Borrowing costs on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, excluding fees, averaged 6.66%, up 0.05 percentage point from the previous week, and matching a four-year high touched two weeks ago.

Spanish-Speaking Countries Warned About RFID -- A Spanish-language version of the award-winning book "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID" is being released today in Latin American countries including Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Chile.

Canada Saw Plot toize Officials -- Prosecutors here assert that some of the men charged in a terror plot last week planned a series of violent attacks that included seizing Parliament and beheading Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other lawmakers if Canadian troops were not withdrawn from Afghanistan, a defense lawyer said in court Tuesday.

America Freedom To Fascism -- Check out what What CBS News Says! A pre-screening of the film wasin K.C. prior to the Cannes Film Festival.  It was VERY ENLIGHTENING about what has happened in our nation.  Worth seeing if you get the chance. (Thanks to Ester for her comments)

Cox High Speed Internet Support's Response to The Power Hour's incredible Producer Marie Gunther -- This is regarding the "Right to place a "Spam Blocker" on her outgoing e-mail account. You notice if you click on the hyperlink, it takes you directly to their "Policies and Agreements" which she received from Cox as an explanation to the "Spam Block". How can one be accused of "Spamming" when the e-mails go to only 3 people?

Veterans Groups Sues Over Data Theft -- A coalition of veterans' groups charged in a lawsuit Tuesday that their privacy rights were violated after thieves stole personal data on 26.5 million military personnel from a Veterans Affairs employee.

Norway dumps Wal-Mart stock -- The ministry reported that it's excluding Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Wal-Mart de Mexico and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc from the fund "in line with recommendations from the Council on Ethics for the Fund."

Wal-Mart's data center remains mystery -- Call it Area 71. Behind a fence topped with razor wire just off U.S. Highway 71 is a bunker of a building that Wal-Mart considers so secret that it won't even let the county assessor inside without a nondisclosure agreement. Read More...

WISCONSIN BANS FORCED HUMAN RFID CHIPPING -- Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed a law making it a crime to require an individual to be implanted with a microchip. Activists and authors Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre joined the celebration, predicting this move will spell trouble for the VeriChip Corporation, maker of the VeriChip human microchip implant.

Army to open new detainee training camp -- The U.S. Army is opening a mock detention facility in Missouri on June 2 to improve training of soldiers for detainee operations. The announcement of the opening of "Camp Charlie" at Fort Leonard Wood coincides with another Abu Ghraib prison abuse trial in Washington, in which a sergeant is being prosecuted for threatening Abu Ghraib detainees with a military working dog. Another soldier was sentenced to nearly six months in the military brig when he was convicted in March for similar crimes.

Vets warned of possible virus exposure -- More than 22,000 veterans who underwent prostate biopsies at veterans' hospitals across the country are being warned that improperly sterilized equipment may have exposed them to deadly viruses.

THE NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM By Lynn Stuter -- Across the United States, state legislatures have rushed to pass laws in pursuit of federal seed money via discretionary grants which will cede to the federal government state control over animal production.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY FAILS IN ATTEMPT TO PROSECUTE EVANGELIST FOR MINISTERING ON SIDEWALK -- Chester County Common Pleas Court Judge James P. MacElree II ruled that Repent America (RA) director Michael Marcavage did not violate the law while he was ministering on a public sidewalk near the campus of West Chester University last year. Despite the prosecution’s vigorous efforts to see the evangelist stand trial, Judge MacElree dismissed a trespassing charge, dissolved a lower court’s restriction barring the public minister from the campus, and declared that the University’s permitting policy does not pass constitutional muster.

VeriChip Off the Old Block -- VERICHIP, A TINY MAKER of microchips that can be implanted in humans, continues to face stiff opposition over privacy issues as its parent company forges ahead with plans for an initial public offering.

Russia leading global 'stealth demand' for gold -- The world's big money brigade is snapping up gold bullion at eight times the rate originally thought, according to a report by UBS, the world's biggest gold trader.

BETRAYING COUNTRY, SELF, AND CHILDREN by Nancy Levant -- We are told we are one of the dumbest countries in the world. We are also globally despised as a government. Yet, at the same time, we are told that we live in the greatest nation, have the best educational system in the world, and are the beacon of “democratic” freedom. What’s wrong with this picture?

85% Cancer Patients Are Acid PH -- Often times, when you feel down, your pH is too low or strongly acidic. You are supposed to have a slightly alkaline pH, anywhere between 7.1 and 7.4 roughly. PH 7 is neutral and below 7 is acidic. You need a normal alkaline pH to keep all cells functioning properly. Read More...

Use of Antipsychotics by the Young Rose Fivefold -- The use of potent antipsychotic drugs to treat children and adolescents for problems like aggression and mood swings increased more than fivefold from 1993 to 2002, researchers reported yesterday.

Canadian 'Terror Plot' Begins To Unravel -- Just as predicted, the frightening plot to bomb high profile targets in Toronto and the arrest of 17 alleged terror suspects has all the hallmarks of yet another invented nightmare intended to scare western populations into quelling their descent of the empire.

Patrick Kennedy Is 'Better' After Treating Dependency -- Representative Patrick J. Kennedy said yesterday that he felt much better after almost a month's treatment in the Mayo Clinic for drug dependency, and that he was looking forward to resuming his duties.

Condi 666 Mark of the Beast Photo -- Photo taken of Secretary Rice's Press Availability After Middle East Quartet Meeting. Photo released on September 20, 2005.

Meetings Regarding NAIS in Arkansas in the month of July -- Please plan on attending these meetings if you live in the area!! Check out time and dates by clicking the hyperlink.

BACK TO THE BUNKER -- On Monday, June 19, about 4,000 government workers representing more than 50 federal agencies from the State Department to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will say goodbye to their families and set off for dozens of classified emergency facilities stretching from the Maryland and Virginia suburbs to the foothills of the Alleghenies. They will take to the bunkers in an "evacuation" that my sources describe as the largest "continuity of government" exercise ever conducted, a drill intended to prepare the U.S. government for an event even more catastrophic than the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Canada nabs 17 terror suspects in Toronto -- Canadian police foiled a homegrown terrorist attack by arresting 17 suspects, apparently inspired by al-Qaida, who obtained three times the amount of an explosive ingredient used in the Oklahoma City bombing, officials said Saturday.

Ten people treated by emergency crews after Dupont station mechanical mishap -- Showers of sparks, smoke and a series of ominous popping sounds from beneath a crowded subway car sent hundreds of nervous Toronto commuters scrambling out of a downtown station yesterday morning in a mechanical mishap that shut down a section of the line for almost an hour.

U.S. House Puts Animal ID Funding On Hold -- the U.S. House of Representatives, this week, passed an agricultural spending bill that, among other things, delays USDA from implementing its animal ID program.

Iran threatens oil shipments if attacked by US -- Iran has threatened to disrupt oil shipments from the Gulf region if it's attacked by the United States. The warning has been delivered by Iran's Supreme Leader, as Iran continues its nuclear stand-off with the West.

RESTORING THE DRAFT: THE UNIVERSAL NATIONAL SERVICE ACT OF 2006 By Charlotte Iserbyt -- "After you have read the article, read the current information and, to fully comprehend their globalist plot, be sure to read the related article "Uncle Sam Wants You, Your Sister, and Your Girl Friend or Wife."

Mandatory Draft Bill Snuck In - To Be Debated 6-6-6! -- The House is to convene on June 6 (06/06/06] to debate and possibly adopt this bill, that is, unless a vast public outcry succeeds in derailing this insanity, which you can do by writing a letter of protest to your congress person. H.R. 4752: Universal National Service Act of 2006 ....Read More...

Air Masks at Issue in Claims of 9/11 Illnesses -- With mounting evidence that exposure to the toxic smoke and ash at ground zero during the nine-month cleanup has made many people sick, attention is now focusing on the role of air-filtering masks, or respirators, that cost less than $50 and could have shielded workers from some of the toxins.

Asbestos bill widens to 9/11, hurricane claims -- A Senate bill by Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter and Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy would create a $140 billion fund to pay up to $1.1 million to individual asbestos victims. It would be financed by companies that made or sold asbestos products -- such as W.R. Grace -- and their insurers, who in turn would be shielded from legal liability.

StopPoisoningOurTroops.org -- John DiNardo is putting together A MUST SEE Website that shouts to Americans that our government is poisoning our troops and their families to agony, deformity, and death. The USA Government says the DU and other toxins it is using are not a health threat to anyone, let alone to USA Military Troops. Yet, the pictures and stories we continue to see emerge are painting and telling an entirely different story than the 'propaganda' the Bush Administration and the far-right controlled USA Military and USA Government are trying to 'shove' down the throats of the media and the people. (Magnetic Car Banners Available by request soon. Keep checking John's website for details)!

A Message From Aaron Russo -- I want to thank everybody for your ongoing support of the film America: From Freedom to Fascism. Based on the amount of emails, internet activity and donations that we have received, I can tell that there are a lot of motivated Americans out there! I am currently in Munich, Germany and receiving treatment at a cutting- edge cancer clinic. Read More...

Veterans Beware: ID-theft insurance targeting veterans -- As thousands of Southern Arizona veterans await further word on their potential risk for identity theft, some are being targeted by sales agents peddling identity-theft insurance.

JUNE 6, 2006: NATIONAL VETERANS CALL-IN DAY TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS (SOA/WHINSEC) -- Call Congress at 202-224-3121 or toll free at 888-355-3588 and ask for support of the McGovern amendment to the Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill that would cut funding to the SOA/ WHINSEC. (click link for more info)!

Mom: Stress drove Marine to commit crimes -- A Marine who followed orders to photograph corpses of Iraqis allegedly slain by members of his unit last fall claims post-traumatic stress drove him to commit felonies while on leave, his mother said.

A New Bio Warfare Arms Race Begins in Maryland -- Ft. Detrick in Frederick, MD, just 45 miles away from the nation's capitol, is going through a massive expansion into the largest bio-weapons facility in the world. The federal government is installing a 220 acre campus that will bring together numerous federal agencies anchored by a massive U.S. Army building - 22 acres in size. The National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC) is likely to ignite a bio-weapons arms race.

Connecticut, Utah Guard troops head to border for annual training -- A small detachment of Connecticut National Guard soldiers will arrive here Saturday to help with security on the U.S.-Mexico border but not as part of a 6,000-troop deployment scheduled to help the U.S. Border Patrol.
Related Article: Guard arrives in Yuma for immigration duty

Bush circles the wagons as approval ratings slip -- With just five months to go before the midterm elections, President Bush, whose once-faithful base has abandoned him in droves, is turning to the same conservative hot-button issues that won him re-election in 2004 -- homosexual "marriage" and judicial nominees.

U.K. to get tough with deserters -- The ministry of defence refuses to draw a link between increased desertions and the war in Iraq. But the government is trying to clamp down on dissent by introducing a controversial bill that would put soldiers in prison for life for refusing to serve in Iraq.

When AWOL Is the Only Way Out -- As explained in a new book, Mission Rejected, the sight of U.S. troops kicking the heads of decapitated Iraqis around 'like a soccer ball' made Army soldier Joshua Key desert to Canada.

RFID and privacy Tracking your patterns? -- Radio Frequency Identification Device. Sounds innocuous enough — but this tiny chip is causing big concerns. Read More...

Survey seeks to solve Sept 11 health mysteries -- Health officials launched a broad medical survey on Thursday of 71,000 people affected by the September 11 attacks in what doctors called their best hope of treating mysterious ailments stemming from that day.

Medicare reveals hospital procedure prices -- The U.S. government, the biggest purchaser of health care, began on Thursday to post the prices Medicare pays hospitals for common procedures like heart surgeries and knee replacements, in an effort to cast light on the price and quality of health care.

Rice Warns Iran It Doesn't Have Much Time -- The United States warned Iran it will not have much time to respond once it is offered an international package of rewards to encourage it to suspend uranium enrichment, suggesting that the window could soon close and be replaced by penalties.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sworn in for 2nd term -- Taking his oath at an iconic site of Katrina's misery, Mayor Ray Nagin began his second term and a new hurricane season Thursday by recounting small miracles in the city and promising bigger ones to come.

Marines to face charges in Iraqi's death -- Seven Marines and a Navy corpsman could face murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges as early as Friday in the shooting death of an Iraqi man, a defense attorney said.

New 'Iraq massacre' tape emerges -- The BBC has uncovered new video evidence that US forces may have been responsible for the deliberate killing of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians.

Missouri: State Spies on Drivers Through Cell Phones -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will spend $3 million annually on a program to monitor the movements of individuals on highways via their cell phones -- without their knowledge or consent.

Multinational force in Iraq -- List of nations in the Coalition. (also made "Site of the Day".

NASA works to reduce shuttle foam losses -- Eliminating risks to shuttles remains a work in progress. NASA engineers discuss efforts to reduce foam losses. Related Article: NASA: All Systems Go for Discovery Launch

Stolen VA data had phone numbers, addresses (worse than originally reported) -- Not only included Social Security numbers and birthdates but also in many cases phone numbers and addresses, internal documents show.

As rates rise, home foreclosures surge -- Adjustable-rate mortgages make it hard for many to make payments.

FBI Ends Search for Jimmy Hoffa's Body at Detroit Farm -- The two-week search involved dozens of FBI agents, along with anthropologists, archaeologists, cadaver-sniffing dogs and a demolition crew that took apart a barn. (Follow the links on the right hand side of the news article to read the first articles on this topic).

Basra under state of emergency as violence escalates -- A MONTH-LONG state of emergency was declared in the southern Iraqi city of Basra yesterday amid increasing violence in the restive region, where Britain has about 8,000 soldiers.

Two Service members Killed; Bodies of Missing Marines Recovered -- Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers have died in Iraq in the past two days, the bodies of two Marines killed in Anbar province May 27 have been recovered, and the Defense Department has identified two previous casualties.

President Bush Is Showing Signs That He Is Deranged, Disconnected And Dangerous By Paul Craig Roberts -- On March 17 William Rivers Pitt wrote that Bush is "deranged, disconnected, and dangerous." In his March 20 Cleveland speech, Bush proved Pitt right. Bush gave a delusional speech that shows he is detached from reality. "We're going to help the Iraqis build a strong democracy that will be an inspiration throughout the Middle East, a democracy that'll be a partner in the global war against the terrorists."

New Orleans levees repaired -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has met its goal of fixing battered levees around New Orleans as the new hurricane season starts, but residents still face flood risks, senior officials said on Wednesday.

GI Sues Michael Moore for $85 Million -- A double-amputee veteran of the Iraq war is suing filmmaker Michael Moore for $85 million, claiming Moore used an old interview with the G.I. to make him appear anti-war in his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."

NYC hospitals won't ask if anyone's illegal -- The city is distributing a letter meant to reassure immigrants that no one will question their legal status when they seek care at New York City's public hospitals, health officials said.

Iran Calls U.S. Offer 'Propaganda' -- The United States said Wednesday it would join in face-to-face talks with Iran over its disputed nuclear program if Tehran first agreed to put challenged atomic activities on hold, a shift in tactics meant to offer the Iranians a last chance to avoid punishing sanctions. Iran dismissed the offer as "a propaganda move."

One In Three Americans Now Have Diabetes -- Significant increase diabetes prevalence in US. More than one out of every three individuals in the United States have diabetes and another 26 percent have impaired fasting glucose, which increases the risk of developing diabetes, new study findings suggest.

New York, Washington anti-terrorism funds cut -- The U.S. government has slashed 2006 counterterrorism funding by 40 percent for New York City and Washington -- two targets of the September 11 attacks -- sparking angry reactions in both cities on Wednesday.

Bush’s Enron Lies -- Four years ago, when the taboo against calling George W. Bush a liar was even stronger than it is today, the national news media bought into the Bush administration’s spin that the President did nothing to bail out his Enron benefactors, including Kenneth Lay. Related Article: George W. Bush And Kenneth Lay

May 2006

North American Union Already Starting to Replace USA -- The creation of this new agreement was never submitted to Congress for debate and decision. Instead, the U.S. Department of Commerce merely created a new division under the same title to implement working groups to advance a North American Union working agenda in a wide range of areas, including: manufactured goods, movement of goods, energy, environment, e-commerce, financial services, business facilitation, food and agriculture, transportation, and health.

Father upset that Army son must buy own uniform -- About a week and a half two weeks ago he found out the army’s changing over to the new uniforms and they're going to make them buy them themselves.

Merck Admits a Data Error on Vioxx -- In an admission that could undermine one of its core defenses in Vioxx-related lawsuits, Merck said yesterday that it had erred when it reported in early 2005 that a crucial statistical test showed that Vioxx caused heart problems only after 18 months of continuous use.

Files Contradict Account of Raid in Iraq -- A military investigator uncovered evidence in February and March that contradicted repeated claims by marines that Iraqi civilians killed in Haditha last November were victims of a roadside bomb, according to a senior military official in Iraq.

H.R. 4752: Universal National Service Act of 2006 -- To provide for the common defense by requiring all persons in the United States, including women, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.

Bacteriological Warfare in the United States -- The Feds prepare for - and deal with threats of - biological attack in the US, 1941-1950. After several years, the FBI has released some early portions of its file on biological warfare, BACTERIOLOGICAL WARFARE IN THE UNITED STATES. Of all the pages reviewed so far, the FBI has released 709 (often heavily redacted) and has declined to release 1,074 pages (some of these will be referred to other agencies for review). The documents so far are from the years 1941 through 1950. Further releases are expected.

U.S. poultry experts using Google to beat bird flu -- Poultry experts are turning to sophisticated computer imaging (such as Google Earth) to help them prepare for the expected arrival of the deadly bird flu virus in the United States later this year.

Poison Ivy Itchier, More Plentiful With Warming, Study Says -- Global climate change may soon make our planet a much itchier place. Rising levels of carbon dioxide—a so-called greenhouse gas that traps heat within Earth's atmosphere—can fuel booming poison ivy growth, a new study reports. Even worse, the rash-inducing vines may become more potent.

US Frustrates Swiss Nuclear Probe -- Swiss investigation into an international nuclear smuggling network is being hampered by a lack of cooperation from the United States. Authorities in Bern say they asked US officials for judicial assistance a year ago but have yet to receive a reply.

'New evidence' found in Diana probe -- The man leading the investigation into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has said that fresh witnesses and forensic evidence has been gathered.

Interesting List of Taxes that exist today -- Take a look at just some of the many taxes we pay today.

Federal courthouse tarred in apparent protest -- A man who had been protesting in front of the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House on Broadway threw more than a dozen buckets of what appeared to be driveway sealant on the front steps and sidewalk Friday.

Aaron Russo’s AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM To Open Across America July 28 -- CANNES, FRANCE – Aaron Russo’s incendiary political documentary which exposes many of the governmental organizations and entities that have abridged the freedoms of U.S. citizens had its international premiere at Cannes and won a standing ovation. The event, which was held on the beach and filled to capacity, was open to the public and drew a crowd of people who stood along the boardwalk to watch the film. Read More by clicking here.

Tillman's father not expecting answers -- The father of former NFL player Cpl. Pat Tillman said Monday he doesn't believe the full truth about his son's death in Afghanistan will ever emerge, despite a new investigation.

The 500 Hours of 9/11 -- A vast archive of images from the Sept. 11 attack and its aftermath, assembled by Steven Rosenbaum, a Manhattan producer of documentaries, can be sampled on the Internet at www.911archive.net/Google. The future of the collection is uncertain.

Technology and Easy Credit Give Identity Thieves an Edge -- In a Scottsdale police station last December, a 23-year-old methamphetamine user showed officers a new way to steal identities.

Some Iraq war vets go homeless after return to US -- Advocates say the number of homeless veterans is certain to grow, just as it did in the years following the Vietnam and Gulf wars, as a consequence of the stresses of war and inadequate job training.

Teaching Johnny About Islam -- Education: In our brave new schools, Johnny can't say the pledge, but he can recite the Quran. Yup, the same court that found the phrase "under God" unconstitutional now endorses Islamic catechism in public school. The same 9th Circuit Court that found "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional has ordered children in the public schools of California to chant "Allah is the only true God and Mohammed is his messenger."

U.N. making home schooling illegal? -- Threat seen from U.S. judges who bow to child-rights treaty.

STDs Running Rampant In Retirement Community -- Doctors said sexually transmitted diseases among senior citizens are running rampant at a popular Central Florida retirement community, according to a Local 6 News report.

American cops taped torturing drug suspect -- When Tennessee law enforcement officials showed up at the home of Lester Siler, who they suspected of drug use, they asked Lester's wife and son to leave. They didn't know that Lester's wife had turned on a tape recorder in the kitchen.

The children Held at Guantanamo Bay -- The notorious US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay has been hit by fresh allegations of human rights abuses, with claims that dozens of children were sent there - some as young as 14 years old.

Special Report: 'Toxic Sky?" -- It's a quiet mountain community, but some residents claim something's happening in the sky that's making them sick -- Watch the video at: http://www.nbc4.tv/video/9265818/detail.html

DoD spraying in Iraq: "For their good, of course" -- Operation Barnstormer, part of the Iraqi Agriculture Ministry's program to protect key staple crops from insect damage, wrapped up yesterday with a final day of aerial spraying in the northern Iraqi province of Dahuk, Task Force Band of Brothers officials reported.

Cow deaths blamed on rare botulism strain in Australia -- Experts now believe a rare strain of botulism is to blame for a suspected outbreak of the disease at a dairy farm near Murray Bridge in Australia.

US scientists back autism link to child vaccine -- The measles virus has been found in the guts of children with a form of autism, renewing fears over the safety of the MMR jab. American researchers have revealed that 85 per cent of samples taken from autistic children with bowel disorders contain the virus. The strain is the same as the one used in the measles, mumps and rubella triple vaccine.

NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM -- HELP -- PRAYERS NEEDED FOR GRANNY WARRIORS AND THEIR MISSION -- GRANNY WARRIORS BATTLE NAIS. Two grandmothers from Winnie, Texas, are loading up their RV, covered with NO NAIS signs, and taking to the road for four months to inform people about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Linda Hunnicutt and Karen Racca are fighting mad about NAIS and the USDA’s proposed Farm Premises Identification (FPI).

Memorial Day: Honoring ALL of the Fallen -- "I'd personally like to dedicate this Memorial Day to those who've worn the uniform, served in combat, yet go unrecognized on our KIA lists or memorial walls at their death."

Student replies to Marine recruiter -- A Must Read.

Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV' -- Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies' products.

Gonzales Gone Wild -- On Feb. 6, 2006, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales launched a convoluted attack on the Fourth Amendment before the Senate Judiciary Committee. This assault on the meaning of the Fourth Amendment is, in my estimation, the biggest leap forward for totalitarianism in this country.

The Evil Is In Our Government -- Is the Bush Regime a state sponsor of terrorism?
A powerful case can be made that it is. In the past three years the Bush Regime has murdered tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and an unknown number of Afghan ones.

At least 1,000 UK soldiers desert -- More than 1,000 members of the British military have deserted since the start of the Iraq war, the BBC has learned.

Justice Dept. Seeks to Block Suits on Spying -- The Bush administration has asked federal judges in New York and Michigan to dismiss two lawsuits filed over the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping program, saying litigating them would jeopardize state secrets.

Senate Confirms Hayden as CIA Director -- The U.S. Senate today confirmed Gen. Michael V. Hayden as the new director of the CIA by a large bipartisan majority, sending a career intelligence professional to take over an agency roiled by internal turmoil and the departures of top managers.

UFOs exist - it's official! -- The MOD has today published the results of a once-highly-classified official investigation into the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects. The report concludes that UFOs exist - but are a mixture of natural and-man-made phenomena, rather than evidence of extraterrestrial life.

US Capitol locked down over report of gunfire -- Capitol was locked down on Friday as police investigated a report of gunfire in the garage of a nearby House of Representatives office building, officials said.

VA breach discovered through office gossip -- The theft of personal data for 26.5 million veterans came to the attention of the Veterans Affairs inspector general only through office gossip, he told Congress Thursday.
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U.S. veterans' data theft may cost $500 million -- The head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs faced angry lawmakers on Thursday and described how the theft of a device the size of an iPod containing personal data on 26.5 million veterans may cost taxpayers as much as $500 million.

Chicago Police Plan To Flood High-Crime Areas In 'Battle Dress' -- Mayor Daley on Wednesday ordered police "in battle dress" to use roadside safety checks, dog searches and high-tech license plate readers to establish an unprecedented weekend presence in high-crime neighborhoods.

Senate Passes Immigration Bill Overhaul -- Legislation to secure U.S. borders and offer millions of illegal immigrants access to the American dream cleared the Senate on Thursday, a rare election-year reach across party lines and a triumph for President Bush.

Secret FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers in Preparation For Martial Law -- A Pastor has come forward to blow the whistle on a nationwide FEMA program which is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey the government" in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation.

Military Expected to Report Marines Killed Iraqi Civilians -- A military investigation into the deaths of two dozen Iraqis last November is expected to find that a small number of marines in western Iraq carried out extensive, unprovoked killings of civilians, Congressional, military and Pentagon officials said Thursday.

Diocese to Sell Headquarters to Help Settle Abuse Claims -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Wash., is selling its headquarters and other property valued at about $11 million as part of its effort to settle claims by victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.

Bush and Blair admit Iraq errors -- UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George W Bush have made a stark public acknowledgement that they made mistakes in Iraq.

Underwater Volcano Captured Erupting on Video -- New videos show the first ever observations of deep submarine volcanic eruptions.

Report: ID badges, uniforms stolen from TSA workers -- More than 1,400 identification badges and uniform items have been reported lost or stolen from Transportation Security Administration employees since 2003, according to documents obtained by a San Antonio television station. WOAI-TV received the documents under the Freedom of Information Act. Los Angeles and Chicago airports topped the list of missing items.

Scientists trace AIDS origin to wild chimps -- Twenty-five years after the first AIDS cases emerged, scientists have confirmed that the HIV virus plaguing humans really did originate in wild chimpanzees, in a corner of Cameroon.

FIRST AMENDMENT ASSASSINS - MEDIA ASSAULTS ON 911 TRUTH MOVEMENT -- Among the propagandists continuing to hard sell the 911 “official story” are ABC/CBS/NBS/FOX/PBS/ETC., talk radio, Hollywood and the major print outlets. Their attacks on those proclaiming the truth about the FedGov planning and/or allowing and/or executing the 911 attacks on the American people are unceasing.

Catholic Medical Association Calls for Vaccines Not Associated With Abortion -- the nation's largest professional organization of Catholic doctors -- is calling on the nation's vaccine makers to develop, as soon as possible, vaccines that are not cultivated on cells taken from aborted fetuses.

Bush Prepares to Cut and Run in Afghanistan -- The US is withdrawing 4000 troops (20 percent of the total), and drastically reducing support for infrastructure improvement. Bush tells the world that we will stay the course, but Afghans feel that we are bailing out.

President Quietly Creating 'NAFTA Plus' -- Without announcing his intentions to do so, President Bush has decided to support the creation of a North American Union through a process of governmental regulations, never having to bring the issue before the American people for a clear referendum or vote.

Intelligence Czar Can Waive SEC Rules -- Now, the White House's top spymaster can cite national security to exempt businesses from reporting requirements.

Universal Admits Defeat, Removes Flight 93 Forum -- Universal Studios has admitted defeat in its efforts to re-package the official 9/11 fraud and has completely deleted its own forum after the website was hijacked by individuals posting truthful information about what really happened to Flight 93.

Hacking of RFID chips -- A Wired Magazine article examines how hacking radio frequency ID (RFID) chips can allow clever criminals to rob you of information, or even steal your car.

Tariz Aziz testifies against Hussein -- Nobody in Saddam Hussein's inner circle was more tirelessly reverential toward him while he was in power than Tariq Aziz, who is said to have been in the habit of saluting the telephone when Mr. Hussein called.

Sun: does it cause cancer or cure it? -- While many conventional medical "experts" argue you need to stay out of the sun to avoid cancer, newer evidence questions this assertion.

NY 'headed for hurricane disaster' -- "It is not a question of if a major hurricane will strike the New York area, but when," Max Mayfield, director of the hurricane centre in Miami, Florida, told a US Senate committee. A category-three hurricane could raise the ocean level eight to 10 metres in certain areas of New York, inundating the subway and paralysing one of the world's financial centres.

Agency Delayed Reporting Theft of Veterans' Data -- The Veterans Affairs Department learned about the theft of electronic data on 26.5 million veterans shortly after it occurred, on May 3, but waited two weeks before telling law enforcement agencies, officials said Tuesday.

Standing Up to Bill O’Reilly -- Dave Frohnmayer, president of the University of Oregon, however, was neither a guest nor intimidated. O’Reilly called out Frohnmayer, saying he was afraid to come on the show, and added that “that man needs to be fired.... Frohnmayer refused to cancel his appointments on short notice to drive 200 miles to Portland to appear on “The O’Reilly Factor” last week to discuss risqué cartoon depictions of Jesus. Read More...

US sends supply of Tamiflu to Asia -- The United States is sending a load of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to an undisclosed site in Asia for use in fighting a possible avian influenza pandemic, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced yesterday.

Osama's biographer says nukes in U.S. -- Al-Qaida has smuggled tactical nuclear weapons and uranium into the U.S. across the Mexican border and is planning to launch a major terrorist attack using a combination of nukes and dirty nukes, according to an interview with Osama bin Laden's biographer, Hamid Mir, in WorldThreats.com.

Fox, in U.S., Says Walls Won't Fix Problem -- "We don't set up walls, and that's not the way you're going to fix this situation," Fox said in Spanish to representatives of groups active in Utah's Mexican community. "It's not with fences that we are going to solve this problem."

Mexico president in US for talks -- His four-day visit comes amid fierce debate in the US over an immigration reform bill which could benefit millions of Mexican migrants.

Bin Laden Tape: No Moussaoui-9/11 Link -- An Internet audio tape attributed to Osama bin Laden said Tuesday that Zacarias Moussaoui — the only person convicted in the United States for the Sept. 11 attacks — had nothing to do with the operation.

Bin Laden Is Said to Talk of Moussaoui -- In a new videotape posted on the Internet on Tuesday, Osama bin Laden reasserted his role as the planner of the Sept. 11 attacks and declared that Zacarias Moussaoui had played no role in the 2001 plot. Was the "alleged" OBL telling the truth then or now?

Missouri Animal ID Partners -- Notice in particular Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

A.C.L.U. May Block Criticism by Its Board -- The American Civil Liberties Union is weighing new standards that would discourage its board members from publicly criticizing the organization's policies and internal administration.

U.S. lures foreign nurses -- This was an agenda by design when NAFTA was passed.

Armed Groups Propel Iraq Toward Chaos -- a 1,000-man force set up by Iraq's Ministry of Defense in early 2005, was charged with guarding a stretch of oil pipeline that ran through the southern Baghdad neighborhood of Dawra. Heavily armed and lightly supervised, some members of the largely Sunni brigade transformed themselves into a death squad, cooperating with insurgents and executing government collaborators, Iraqi officials say."They were killing innocent people, anyone who was affiliated with the government," said Hassan Thuwaini, the director of the Iraqi Oil Ministry's protection force.

Power Lines and Pipelines Draw Closer to Parklands -- Under orders from Congress to move quickly, the Department of Energy and Bureau of Land Management will approve thousands of miles of new power line and pipeline corridors on federal lands across the West in the next 14 months. The energy easements are likely to cross national parks, forests and military bases as well as other public land.

THE WORSE IT GETS, THE BETTER IT IS -- from the Stop the War Coalition newsletter.

Want a reason NOT to shop at Home Depot? -- With Links to Home Depot Board, Chief Saw Pay Soar as Stock Fell. Why would a company award a chief executive that much money at a time when the company's shareholders are arguably faring far less well?

Video of a Testimony from a former U.S. Army Ranger -- "For not speaking out, I feel like I'm betraying my battle-buddies that died."

Fascist Symbols In The House Of Representatives -- The sudden outrage and in other cases apologetic soft-peddling of Prince Harry's Nazi outfit are another example of a 'Johnny come lately' public and media attitude that shifts the debate away from the true undertones of Nazi influence in our culture and government today.

Personal data on millions of US veterans stolen -- Personal data on 26.5 million U.S. veterans was stolen from the residence of a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who was not authorized to take the material home, exposing them to possible identity theft, the department said on Monday.
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Activist Sherman Skolnick Dies -- CHICAGO Community activist and cable television host Sherman Skolnick has died at the age of 73. Mr. Skolnick died at his home. Some dismissed Mr. Skolnick as a conspiracy theorist, but some have credited him with exposing a bribery scandal within the Illinois court system in the late 1960s and early 1970s, in a corruption scandal that led to the indictment of former Gov. Otto Kerner.

Wal-Mart's Organic Offensive -- Not everyone is pleased by the giant retailer's push into natural foods, starting with some very anxious U.S. farmers. This is a MUST READ article!

Terrorists Within -- A former top Homeland Security official warns that the terrorists aren't confined to the battle fronts abroad, but are already here in America living among us. And he says the government needs to redouble its efforts to root them out.

THE PROOF - shocking video of the 9-11 event -- This is an absolutely incredibly informing video of the 9-11 disaster that will shock your senses about who really attacked the World Trade Center. The proof is very clear and compelling. It will truly move you to change your THINKING.

200 Graduates Defy Judge's Ban on Commencement Ceremony Prayer -- A Kentucky school superintendent says he's proud of the Russell County High School students who recited the Lord's Prayer at Friday's graduation ceremony. Earlier in the day, a federal judge had banned prayers from the ceremony in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. But during the principal's opening remarks, about 200 students prayed aloud, drawing thunderous applause and a standing ovation from the crowd.

U.S. Airstrike at Taliban Kills Civilians, Afghans Say -- American planes in pursuit of suspected Taliban fighters bombed a village in southern Afghanistan on Sunday night and early Monday, killing 16 civilians and wounding 15, among them women and children, the local governor and villagers said Monday.

Bush's Real Goal - Dissolve America Into The NAU -- North American Union To Replace USA?

The New Potato Chip Scam: Don't Let Them Deceive You -- Frito-Lay, feeling pressure from schools and consumers, has begun a nationwide rollout of Lay's and Ruffles chips cooked in sunflower oil instead of cottonseed oil, with the aim of reducing saturated fat. Don't let that fool you--potato chips are still unhealthy when compared with fruits and vegetables.

Hard to find 1-800 numbers -- You keep them in business. Yet they hide from you. Until now.

CNN"s Anderson Cooper's Video with Jamie McIntyre -- More backtracking by McIntyre!!  Compare the "then and now" statements from McIntyre... http://www.thepowerhour.com/press_release/press16.htm

EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND U.S. LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2006 -- Check out this website for up to date information on the upcoming hurricane season. Check out the predicted Hurricane Names at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

Judicial Watch Caught Pulling A 180 On Pentagon Footage by Ted Twietmeyer -- On various news programs, the Judicial Watch president made made the absurd statement "this definitely proves a plane was present." Yet the very next day, he sang a completely different tune about what could be seen. Why the flip-flop?

Bill will grant benefits to illegals -- By a vote of 50 to 49, the US Senate voted down an amendment to the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 2006 which would have stripped a provision from that legislation that would allow illegal aliens to collect retirement and disability benefits from past illegal employment—even if the earnings for which benefits are due were generated through forged documents or a stolen identity.

Lieberman's In Trouble -- Can Joe Lieberman win over Democrats by acknowledging the public's hostility to the war in Iraq but not altering his support for it? Friday night's balloting bodes ill for the humble but haughty strategy.

ABC’s Ross: Surveillance of Journalists ‘Makes Me Feel…As If We Are Drug Dealers or Terrorists’ -- This morning on CNN’s Reliable Sources, ABC’s chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross — who this week learned he was the target of federal surveillance operations — described the effect that unchecked spying is having on journalists...Read More...

Misjudgments Marred U.S. Plans for Iraqi Police -- As chaos swept Iraq after the American invasion in 2003, the Pentagon began its effort to rebuild the Iraqi police with a mere dozen advisers. Overmatched from the start, one was sent to train a 4,000-officer unit to guard power plants and other utilities. A second to advise 500 commanders in Baghdad. Another to organize a border patrol for the entire country.

5 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire in a Church in Louisiana -- A man opened fire inside the Ministry of Jesus Christ Church here during a Sunday morning service, killing four in-laws and wounding another before kidnapping his wife and killing her, law enforcement officials said.

William Rodriguez -- William (Willy) Rodriguez is a true American hero. He was the last WTC employee to leave the North Tower before it collapsed, surviving by hiding underneath a fire truck.

NAIS Action Alert UPDATE -- The vote on Congressman Ron Paul’s amendment to the Agriculture Appropriation Bill (H.R.5384) was delayed. It is now scheduled for Monday or Tuesday, May 22 or 23.

Photos from los Angeles chemtrail protest May 20, 2006 -- Check out the slide show from the chemtrail protest outside the Federal Building yesterday. It was a great success. This was the second protest, the first took place outside City Hall downtown. Another event is planned for August.

Controversial Insecticide Allowed to Stay on Market -- The EPA has tentatively agreed to new restrictions that will allow a Southern California pesticide maker to keep a controversial insecticide on the market, the agency announced Tuesday.

Soldier convicted in wife’s death -- His defense lawyer said he was an emotionally and physically damaged combat veteran, angry over his wife’s infidelity and the pending breakup of their marriage, who killed in a moment of rage. The machine gunner with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division was wounded in a March 24, 2005, grenade attack in Mosul.

ARTHRITIS DRUGS TRIPLE THE RATE OF CANCER, FDA DOES NOTHING -- A new analysis of previous studies shows rheumatoid arthritis drugs known as TNF- (tumor necrosis factor) blocking antibodies increaseS the risk of cancer and infectious diseases.

News Release From The Power Hour - May 18, 2006 -- NEW PENTAGON FOOTAGE REVEALS ANOTHER COVER-UP - CNN’S JAMIE MCINTIRE CONTRADICTS ORIGINAL REPORT!

If you missed Dave vonKleist on CNN Headline News with Glenn Beck (May 17, 2006) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9MHojRsTRA  (Thanks Doug)

Urgent News From Tony Flint in the UK - MILITARY LAW - PLEASE SPREAD FAR AND WIDE -- AN URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT READING THIS AND THOSE WHO CAN GET HOLD OF THEIR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT BEFORE NEXT MONDAY.

Vioxx Data Suggest Risks Started Earlier -- Previously unpublished data from the study that led the drug maker Merck to halt sales of its blockbuster painkiller Vioxx appear to show the drug raised the risk of heart attack and stroke within just a few months, not after at least 18 months' use, as Merck has consistently argued.

John DiNardo's New Website -- http://www.stoppoisoningourtroops.org  - The Toxic Poisoning of the World - One of the gravest and greatest dangers being faced today, caused by humans, is the toxic poisoning of the World, and with it, all life that lives on Earth. A great deal of this toxic poisoning is being carried out in the name of war, and there are a great many who are in harms way, including unsuspecting soldiers in the zones where the warfare is being carried out.

Vietnam Babies Die After MMR -- Contamination suspected in child vaccination death - The presence of toxins in a vaccine given to six babies in Ho Chi Minh City may have killed one and caused the others to go into medical shock, an expert said Friday.

Senators grill Bush choice for CIA chief -- The man tapped to head the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency vigorously defended a controversial wiretapping program yesterday in the face of Democratic allegations that he was breaking the law.

New colors for Wal-Mart -- Check out Wal-Mart's new colors scheme!

Panel urges U.S. to OK cervical cancer vaccine -- A vaccine with the potential to slash worldwide deaths from cervical cancer, the No. 2 cancer killer in women, should be approved for sales in the United States, a federal panel said Thursday. Shots against common STD could be recommended for girls as young as 9

HPV Vaccine Increases Cancer Risk -- A vaccine that blocks infection by the four virus types that cause most cervical cancers and genital warts appears safe and effective, but may actually increase the chance of disease in some patients, according to Food and Drug Administration documents released Wednesday.

MILITARY LAW - PLEASE SPREAD FAR AND WIDE -- AN URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT READING THIS AND THOSE WHO CAN GET HOLD OF THEIR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT BEFORE NEXT MONDAY.

FBI gets involved in Kyne Case -- Two years after the RNC, and one year after John Conyers requested an inquiry...the New York Times Reported today....the FBI appears to be focusing on the arrest of Dennis Kyne, a Gulf War veteran turned anti-war activist. Kyne was arrested on the steps of the New York Public Library on multiple charges including inciting a riot"

Social Security for illegals OK'd -- The U.S. Senate today rejected an effort to limit Social Security benefits for illegal aliens who become permanent residents under an immigration reform bill being debated.

Morgellons: Controversial disease doctors refuse to treat -- Imagine being so sick you’re unable to work, but can’t find a doctor who will help you. Mainstream medical professionals don't believe Morgellons is real. A MUST READ!

Providence Journal: "NOAA hiding truth about hurricanes, scientists say" -- The Providence [R.I.] Journal looked into charges that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leadership has misled the public by putting forward a one-sided view on the current scientific debate about the relationship between hurricane intensity and global warming, and by misrepresenting the current state of scientific understanding. They found a NOAA climate scientist who couldn’t talk without a political pre-clearance from NOAA management, and a public affairs officer who steers the press to a scientist who voices what appears to be the agency’s party line.

Bowing To The Police State By Ray McGovern -- Is Congress aiding and abetting the creation of a police state? Read More...

Seeking to Control Borders, Bush Turns to Big Military Contractors -- The quick fix may involve sending in the National Guard. But to really patch up the broken border, President Bush is preparing to turn to a familiar administration partner: the nation's giant military contractors.

Depleted Uranium - The Greatest Crime of Historic Time by Victor Connor -- Since October of 2001, the United States military has used approximately 3,000 tons of depleted uranium munitions against people in Afghanistan and Iraq. This will soon cause the serious health problems to include respiratory disease, kidney problems, rashes, birth defects, and the number of cancers of those people to jump to over 500,000 people each year. Read More...

CNN Secretly Seeks Guests To Attack Charlie Sheen On 9/11 -- We have received word from numerous different sources that CNN is trying to bait 9/11 truth activists to appear as guests on its programs and attack Charlie Sheen. Read More...

US, Australia sign anti-terrorism pact -- The United States and Australia have signed an agreement for greater information sharing and cooperation in research to combat terrorism.

Ketek: Why Did the FDA Approve This Deadly Antibiotic? -- Ketek, approved to treat respiratory infections, drew renewed scrutiny in January when researchers reported that three patients using the drug developed severe liver damage and one died.

Chavez Tongue-Lashes Bush, Leaves London's Mayor 'Speechless' -- During a well-attended press conference, the Venezuelan President didn't mince words in his didactic out-pouring, which ranged from his scorn for "the Perpetrator of Genocide" George W. Bush, to the "justice" of the Iranian nuclear program, while also touching on the merits of the architecture of Norman Foster, the traffic jams of Caracas, and the "stupidity" of the questions from some journalists.

FDA says Bausch didn't promptly disclose eye infection reports -- The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that Bausch & Lomb Inc. (BOL) failed to notify the agency about reports of eye infections associated with its products.

Two pictures that were awarded first and second place at the picture of the year international this year -- Award winning photos, but heartbreaking.

The Great Coral Reef Disaster -- US admits for first time that global warming is killing reefs - and will now be legally obliged to protect them. Global warming is killing coral reefs, the Bush administration has formally admitted. And the admission means that, under US law, it will finally be obliged to take action to reduce the pollution that causes climate change.

Defense Department Releases September 11 Pentagon Video to Judicial Watch -- Direct link to Judicial Watch article. [Scroll down for videos]

Dave vonKleist appeared on Coast to Coast with George Noory last night May 16, 2006 discussing the Breaking 9-11 News. Listen to the replay at http://www.coasttocoastam.com  (must be a paid subscriber to Coast to Coast to listen)

US spells out plan to bomb Iran -- THE US is updating contingency plans for a non-nuclear strike to cripple Iran's atomic weapon program if international diplomacy fails, Pentagon sources have confirmed.

Mexico Threatens Suits Over Guard Patrols -- Mexico said Tuesday that it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops on the border become directly involved in detaining migrants.

Protesters want citizenship now -- Reject all proposals, including guest-worker program.

Immigration Bill Taking Shape in Senate -- Supporters of immigration legislation are predicting they will pass a Senate bill giving millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Critics of the legislation aren't giving up, saying they'll continue to try to reshape it.

Verizon Could Face Tough Penalties for Illegal Wiretapping Efforts -- Two New Jersey lawyers have filed a lawsuit against the company, on behalf of all of its customers, due to recent reports that it and several other companies helped the government create a massive database of telephone calls made by ordinary, law-abiding Americans.

FBI Acknowledges: Journalists Phone Records are Fair Game -- The FBI acknowledged late Monday that it is increasingly seeking reporters' phone records in leak investigations.

Dave vonKleist will be on Coast to Coast with George Noory tonight May 16, 2006 discussing the Breaking 9-11 News. Listen Live at http://www.coasttocoastam.com  (10PM-2AM Pacific Time)

BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon to release film of Sept. 11 plane attack -- Videotape not made public before shows flight plowing into building.

NOTE: Action Alert for (H.R. 5384) Needed NOW!! -- Congressman Ron Paul has introduced an amendment to block all funding for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) at both the federal and state levels. Action Needed IMMEDIATELY!!

US army warns over Iraq war film -- The US army is warning soldiers and their families that a film about an Iraq war medical unit may trigger mental health problems for viewers.

‘CIA planes used emirates airports’ in covert global ‘rendition’ programme -- As the US Central Intelligence Agency comes under increasing criticism for its controversial renditions programme and alleged network of secret 'black site' prisons, a Khaleej Times review of evidence presented against the CIA reveals emirates airports were used at least 13 times by the spy agency's fleet of aircraft.

Pentagon releases promised list of prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay -- The Pentagon gave The Associated Press on Monday the first list of everyone who has been held at Guantanamo Bay, more than four years after it opened the detention centre in Cuba. But none of the most notorious terrorist suspects were included, raising questions about where America's most dangerous prisoners are being held.

KBR awarded Homeland Security contract worth up to $385M -- KBR, the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton Co. has been awarded a contingency contract from the Department of Homeland Security to supports its Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities in the event of an emergency. The contract may also provide migrant detention support to other government organizations in the event of an immigration emergency, as well as the development of a plan to react to a national emergency, such as a natural disaster, the company said.

Federal Source to ABC News: We Know Who You're Calling -- A senior federal law enforcement official tells ABC News the government is tracking the phone numbers we (Brian Ross and Richard Esposito) call in an effort to root out confidential sources.

Prospects for prevention of childhood infections by maternal immunization -- Abstract: Purpose of review: To review the literature on using maternal immunization as a strategy to prevent infections in young infants aged below 6 months.

Deal With U.S. Would Let Boeing Avoid Prosecution -- Boeing, the nation's second-largest military contractor, has agreed to pay $615 million under a tentative deal with federal prosecutors that will allow the company to avoid criminal charges, Boeing and senior Justice Department officials said yesterday.

U.S. Will Restore Diplomatic Links With the Libyans -- The Bush administration announced Monday that it would re-establish full diplomatic ties with Libya because Libya had abandoned its nuclear and other unconventional weapons programs and helped in the campaign against terrorism.

CBS News "60 Minutes" airs global warming story on "Re-Writing the Science" -- On March 19 CBS “60 Minutes” aired the second part of a two-part global warming story. The segment, entitled “Re-Writing the Science,” focused on political impediments to public communication of climate science findings, drawing on interviews with Jim Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences; and Rick Piltz, director of Climate Science Watch. Transcript of this program may be read at by clicking here.

BUSH SPYING ON AMERICAN CITIZENS VIOLATES OUR GUARANTEED FREEDOMS -- Warrantless searches, phone trolling, torture, kidnapping, indefinite imprisonment without charges, denial of legal representation, you name it. It's all legal. Just ask Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. If the president says it's legal, it's legal. When we're at war, the Constitution, the Congress and civility are out the door.

Is Morgellons Disease Caused By Chemtrail Spraying? By Ted Twietmeyer -- With Morgellons disease, there are two important aspects that must be considered. The first problem is HOW people contract it and second, what the pathogen is. Discovering the infection vector will shed tremendous light on the actual pathogen.The second aspect is effective treatment.

Revolt in the Ranks? Be VERY Careful, Neocon -- The Bush administration should be VERY careful. Just because a large scale mutiny among US soldiers has never occurred does not mean one will not. Read a few remarks from servicemen who expressed a measure of disgust not usually found in letters to your average mainstream newspaper media.

Saving the Internet Is Saving Freedom -- The United States Congress is currently drafting a bill known as “The Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Efficiency Act of 2006,” known as “COPE.” This means privatizing the Internet, by allowing such private corporations as AT&T, BellSouth, Verizon and others to actually own it, and, in the process operate the internet and other digital communications services as private networks. The bill very, very clearly states that “certain classes of Internet providers may – not unreasonably – impair, interfere, restrict or limit applications or services such as Web sites or voice-over IP phone connections.”

Dave VonKleist @ Confronting The Evidence -- Video from A Call to Reopen the 911 Investigation In NY City Sept. 11, 2004. A Must See!!

Condoleezza Rice at Boston College? I quit -- An open letter to William P. Leahy, SJ, president of Boston College -- "I am writing to resign my post as an adjunct professor of English at Boston College. I am doing so -- after five years at BC, and with tremendous regret -- as a direct result of your decision to invite Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be the commencement speaker at this year's graduation."

Bush to Propose Guard Troops for Border -- In a move designed to win support for immigration reform from get-tough conservatives, President Bush plans to send thousands of National Guard troops to help secure the Mexican border.

Bush Motorcade Aims Assault Rifles At Protesters In Florida -- Eyewitnesses are reporting that during Bush's recent visit to Florida, protesters were shocked to see security goons and secret service aiming assault rifles at them hanging out of the window of the passing motorcade.

MILITARY WEATHER MODIFICATION INFORMATION -- US MILITARY REPORT ON WEATHER MODIFICATION CAPABILITIES. POSSIBLE EXPLANATION FOR EXTREME WEATHER ANOMALIES.

Proof positive that Telecom Towers radiate frequencies that can cause brain tumors -- National Tertiary Education Union state secretary Matthew McGowan said the union had received unconfirmed accounts that more than seven university employees are affected by brain tumours.

Suicidal troops sent into combat -- U.S. military violated own rules on mentally ill troops, newspaper finds.

MENTAL HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CONTROL -- Many Americans see issues such as mental health screening as simply a national concern. However, the issue of mental health has been an international one as well for years. Read More...

Mystery disease hits South Texas -- Bizarre symptoms: Black, tarry beads of sweat, lesions, fibers popping out of skin. To the concern of medical professionals already preparing for a potential bird flu pandemic, a mysterious disease first documented 300 years ago is spreading throughout South Texas. Morgellons disease has not been known to kill and it doesn't appear to be contagious – it's the disease's horrible symptoms that worry doctors. To read up on Morgellons disease go to the Morgellons Research Foundation website.

THE AMERICAN FLAG COMES SECOND By Michelle Malkin -- You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front page of the NY Times or on the lead story of the major news networks. You should!

How the Mercury in Vaccines Can Kill Your Baby -- Despite its well-documented potential toxic effects, this harmful preservative remains present in the flu vaccine, which is given to pregnant women, the elderly and children.

IMMINENT TIPPING POINT: WHICH DIRECTION? -- The United States attacked a sovereign nation in the Middle East based on the lie that Iraq held weapons of mass destruction. None were found. United Nations inspectors found none. Because of that attack, an entire society suffers civil violence daily, tens of thousands dead, thousands of U.S. soldiers dead...Read More...

BURBUR A VALUABLE DETOXIFYING THERAPY -- In our modern world detoxification is a very important issue. Read More...

Sheriff Arpaio Implementing True Meaning of The Second Amendment By: Devvy Kidd -- The news last week that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona was taking steps that should have been implemented two decades ago - essentially activating a form of the organized militia under the Second Amendment - drew fire and criticism from those who promote lawlessness.

Spokane police prove Russo’s point with theater "sting" op -- Spokane Police Detective C.N. Brenden and Spokane County Sheriff’s Detective Fred Reutsch talked Learn To Burn guitar shop owner Roy Jackson into letting them set up a surveillance camera behind the store’s one-way glass window to film people as they came and went from the Garland Theater March 13, 2006—the night We the People (WTP) sponsored the showing of Aaron Russo’s America From Freedom to Fascism.

Army Rules Put on Hold -- The Pentagon has been forced to delay the release of its updated Army Field Manual on interrogation because of congressional opposition to several provisions, including one that would allow tougher techniques for unlawful combatants than for traditional prisoners of war.

Army Acts to Curb Abuses of Injured Recruits -- The Army has shaken up a program to heal recruits injured in basic training after soldiers and their parents said troops hurt at Fort Sill were punished with physical abuse and medical neglect.

House Injects Prayer Into Defense Bill -- The House passed a $513 billion defense authorization bill yesterday that includes language intended to allow chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus at public military ceremonies, undercutting new Air Force and Navy guidelines on religion.

Full Text: The President of Iran's Letter to President Bush -- Here you will find the full text of the letter written by President of Iran to President Bush.

White House Stands by Gen. Hayden for CIA -- The White House stood by its nominee for CIA director, Gen. Michael Hayden, amid new controversy over the surveillance programs he piloted as head of the National Security Agency.

Bush Is Pressed Over New Report on Surveillance -- Congressional Republicans and Democrats alike demanded answers from the Bush administration on Thursday about a report that the National Security Agency had collected records of millions of domestic phone calls, even as President Bush assured Americans that their privacy is "fiercely protected."

Bush says U.S. not 'trolling through personal lives' -- President Bush said Thursday the government is "not mining or trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans" with a reported program to create a massive database of U.S. phone calls.

Furor erupts over government collection of phone records -- Revelations that the government collected the phone-call records of millions of Americans touched off a political firestorm Thursday, prompting calls for a congressional investigation and fueling opposition to President Bush's choice for CIA director.

Specter wants to know about NSA phone database -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday he would ask U.S. phone companies whether they are providing phone records of tens of millions of Americans to the National Security Agency.

Anger grows over NSA surveillance report -- Capitol Hill politicians reacted angrily on Thursday to a new report about how President Bush's eavesdropping program has secretly collected records of telephone calls made by tens of millions of Americans.

Shift in Treating Breast Cancer Is Under Debate -- Doctors who treat women with breast cancer are glimpsing the possibility of a vastly different future. After years of adding more and more to the regimen — more drugs, shorter intervals between chemotherapy sessions, higher doses, longer periods of a harsh therapy — they are now wondering whether many women could skip chemotherapy altogether.

Afghan poppy farmers expect record opium crop and the Taliban will reap the rewards -- Two hours' drive from the Afghan city of Kandahar, "the perfect storm" is about to break in the fields of Helmand province. Read More...

Pentagon weighs use of military on the border -- The Pentagon is looking at ways the military can help provide more security along the U.S. southern border, defense officials said Thursday, once again drawing the nation’s armed forces into a politically sensitive domestic role.

Senate passes $70 billion tax cut bill -- The Senate gave final approval Thursday to a $70 billion election-year package of tax cuts that will extend lower rates for investors and also save billions for families with above-average incomes.

Two 7/7 bombers were under surveillance -- Two of the July 7 suicide bombers were under surveillance by British intelligence but were not fully investigated because of a lack of resources, a parliamentary committee said today.

S. Korean Cloning Scientist Hwang Indicted -- South Korean prosecutors indicted disgraced cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk Friday on charges of fraud, embezzlement and bioethics violations in a scandal over faked stem cell research that shook the scientific community.

The Hollywood Fantasy of Flight 93 -- The Hidden Role of NASA and the FBI in Cleveland by Christopher Bollyn.

Water Power Video which ran on Fox26 News -- A Must watch video on Water Fuel. Related Link: A unique hydrogen/oxygen gas mixture producing GAS FROM WATER -- "Our technology centers on the ability to generate a unique type of hydrogen/oxygen gas mixture (a "unique gas", which we call "Aquygen™" gas) on demand from a lightweight, compact machine that uses the water electrolysis process as its underlying technology basis."

NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls -- The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

'Ardent Sentry' Testing U.S., Canadian Crisis Response -- More than 5,000 U.S. and Canadian service members are working with authorities in five U.S. states and two Canadian provinces to test their response capabilities to crises ranging from a major hurricane to a terrorist attack to a pandemic flu outbreak.

Mushroom Cloud Blast in Nevada Delayed -- A non-nuclear explosion expected to generate a mushroom cloud over the Nevada desert will be postponed at least three weeks, while a federal court reviews plans for the blast, test officials said Tuesday.

Hawaii Legislature Takes Steps to End War -- Hawaii State Senate has passed a resolution "CALLING UPON THE GOVERNOR OF HAWAII TO TAKE STEPS TO WITHDRAW THE HAWAII ARMY AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS FROM IRAQ." Read More...

Migrating Birds Didn't Carry Flu -- Defying the dire predictions of health officials, the flocks of migratory birds that flew south to Africa last fall, then back over Europe in recent weeks did not carry the deadly bird flu virus or spread it during their annual journey, scientists have concluded.

Security Issue Kills Domestic Spying Probe -- The government has abruptly ended an inquiry into the warrantless eavesdropping program because the National Security Agency refused to grant Justice Department lawyers the necessary security clearance to probe the matter.

HAVE 200,000 AK47S FALLEN INTO THE HANDS OF IRAQ TERRORISTS? -- SOME 200,000 guns the US sent to Iraqi security forces may have been smuggled to terrorists, it was feared yesterday. The 99-tonne cache of AK47s was to have been secretly flown out from a US base in Bosnia. But the four planeloads of arms have vanished.

U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols -- While Minuteman civilian patrols are keeping an eye out for illegal border crossers, the U.S. Border Patrol is keeping an eye out for Minutemen -- and telling the Mexican government where they are.

Ped Med: The young and depressed -- Recent research suggests depression, whose symptoms vary widely across and within the pre-adult age groups, seems to be making its first appearance -- at least on physicians` charts -- much earlier in life than in past decades.

An Army of one wrong recruit -- Autism - The signing of a disabled Portland man despite warnings reflects problems nationally for military enlistment.

THE COST OF ONE US SOLDIER IN IRAQ -- How much does it cost to keep a single US soldier in Iraq with the increasing prospect of being killed or seriously injured? The figure was released this week: 350,000 dollars a year.
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Bill Introduced to Lift Ban on Lawyers for Veterans -- A bill which would allow veterans to hire lawyers to represent them in their efforts to obtain federal benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been introduced by U.S. Senators Larry Craig (R-Idaho) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). Under current law, all 24 million living veterans are prohibited from hiring a lawyer to help them navigate the Veterans Affairs system.

Air Force lieutenants to learn fates Wednesday -- Nearly 900 Air Force officers to be let go due to overstaffing. Those who aren’t retained are eligible to seek positions in the reserve or Guard or submit packages to transfer to the Army. They also may apply for civil service jobs. They’re also eligible for variable separation packages.

VA prompted to reach out to disabled veterans -- After prodding from the Chicago Sun-Times, veterans and Illinois' two U.S. senators, the Veterans Affairs Department is sending out letters to Illinois vets to address the state's 20-year history of ranking at the bottom of the nation for disability benefits. a total of 326,000 letters — affects Illinois and five other states with low benefits: Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio. "For 20 straight years, Illinois veterans were shortchanged," Durbin said at a news conference at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Chicago. "Men and women who served this country, who were disabled during that service and eligible for compensation, did not receive what they deserved from their government."

Pentagon takes recruiting to new heights -- Hit by one of its most difficult recruiting periods in decades, the Defense Department is paying United Airlines to show passengers a Pentagon-produced video touting military jobs.

Scientists probe the use of the tongue -- In their quest to create the super warrior of the future, some military researchers aren't focusing on organs like muscles or hearts. They're looking at tongues. By routing signals from helmet-mounted cameras, sonar and other equipment through the tongue to the brain, they hope to give elite soldiers superhuman senses similar to owls, snakes and fish.
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New York Governor Announces New Ethanol Plant in New York -- Construction of New York's first dry mill ethanol plant is scheduled to begin this summer, with the state contributing nearly $6 million as part of a strategy to reduce dependence on foreign energy, Gov. George Pataki said Monday.

Vaccine makers helped write Frist-backed shield law -- Vaccine industry officials helped shape legislation behind the scenes that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist secretly amended into a bill to shield them from lawsuits, according to e-mails obtained by a public advocacy group.

Iranian Writes to Bush; No R.S.V.P. Is Likely -- In a diplomatic overture that was immediately dismissed by the United States, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran sent a lengthy letter to President Bush over the weekend offering what an Iranian spokesman called "new ways" to resolve the crisis over Iran's nuclear program.

Ice-Capped Roof of World Turns to Desert -- Scientists warn of ecological catastrophe across Asia as glaciers melt and continent's great rivers dry up. Global warming is rapidly melting the ice-bound roof of the world, and turning it into desert, leading scientists have revealed.

Electronic smog -- Invisible "smog", created by the electricity that powers our civilisation, is giving children cancer, causing miscarriages and suicides and making some people allergic to modern life, new scientific evidence reveals.

Homeland Security Will Embed Reporters -- Reporters will be embedded with the government during natural disasters, according to a plan outlined by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff at the Radio-Television News Directors Association convention in Las Vegas.

Transcript: Gen. Hayden on 'Fox News Sunday' -- Read a partial transcript from the Feb. 5, 2006, edition of "FOX News Sunday".

GENERAL MICHAEL V. HAYDEN -- Gen. Michael V. Hayden is Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Washington, D.C. Appointed by President George W. Bush, he is the first person to serve in this position. General Hayden is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the national intelligence program. He is the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the armed forces. Read More...

House Intel Panel Chief Opposes Hayden -- A leading Republican came out against the front-runner for CIA director, Gen. Michael Hayden, saying Sunday the spy agency should not have military leadership during a turbulent time among intelligence agencies. Members of the Senate committee that would consider President Bush's nominee also expressed reservations, saying the CIA is a civilian agency and putting Hayden atop it would concentrate too much power in the military for intelligence matters.

Bush's best moment in office? Reeling in big perch -- U.S. President George W. Bush told a German newspaper his best moment in more than five years in office was catching a big perch in his own lake.

Military Officer Likely to Get CIA Nod -- With Gen. Michael Hayden's expected nomination to run the CIA, a military officer would be in charge of every major spy agency.

CIA boss Goss is cooked -- CIA Director Porter Goss abruptly resigned amid allegations that he and a top aide may have attended Watergate poker parties where bribes and prostitutes were provided to a corrupt congressman.
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VaccinationDebate.com -- GRAPHICAL EVIDENCE SHOWS VACCINES DIDN'T SAVE US. Check out the graphs. So what were the true reasons for this decline?

Panel Faults Pfizer in '96 Clinical Trial In Nigeria -- A panel of Nigerian medical experts has concluded that Pfizer Inc. violated international law during a 1996 epidemic by testing an unapproved drug on children with brain infections at a field hospital.

Rumsfeld's new line contradicted -- Record disputes what he says now about Iraq's weapons. Shifting sands of memory?

Live Bird Flu Virus Found In Victim's Blood -- "This is the first report of a high amount of (H5N1) virus in blood in humans," University of Ottawa virologist Earl Brown said of the findings, outlined in a letter slated for publication in the June issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Cindy Sheehan’s anti-war tour at the Aud Wednesday -- Cindy Sheehan, the grieving, angry mother who became a household name last year when she set up camp outside President Bush’s Crawford, Texas, ranch, will speak at the City Auditorium on Wednesday, May 10.

Grandma Betty in the Slammer! -- Getting pulled over by the police late at night can be a very scary experience, especially if it's unclear whether those flashing lights belong to a real cop.

U.S. visitors could face screening -- Canadian travelers who look sick to flight attendants could be pulled off a plane and forcibly detained under proposed new quarantine regulations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

China Makes Artificial Rain for Beijing -- Chinese weather specialists used chemicals to engineer Beijing's heaviest rainfall of the year, helping to relieve drought and rinse dust from China's capital, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

Patriot Act Threatens Canada's Privacy -- Technology has made the movement of information across borders quick and easy. It has led to concerns, however, as governments increasingly want to look at data. Ottawa responded to this in the recently released Report on Assessment of Privacy Concerns Related to the U.S. Patriot Act. Released with it was a multipart federal strategy titled Privacy Matters: the Federal Strategy to Address Concerns About the USA Patriot Act and Transborder Data Flows.

Rep. Patrick Kennedy Blames Fashionable Drugs -- Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and while a police official said he appeared intoxicated Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness.

Memorial Cost at Ground Zero Nears $1 Billion -- The projected cost of building the World Trade Center memorial complex at ground zero has soared to nearly $1 billion, according to the most authoritative estimate to date.

Hear audio of Rumsfeld Exposed as a Liar By Recently Ret. CIA Agent -- Rumsfeld heckled, accused of lying at speech. Protesters repeatedly interrupted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld during a speech Thursday( May 4, 2006), and one man, a former CIA analyst, accused him of lying about Iraq prewar intelligence in an unusually vociferous display of antiwar sentiment.
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Chávez plays oil card in Nicaragua -- Venezuela's populist president Hugo Chávez has been accused of using his country's oil wealth to help elect like-minded leaders in Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, and Nicaragua. But there's been little evidence, until now.

$1 Billion Awarded For Flu Vaccine -- 5 Companies Get Federal Contract. The federal government yesterday awarded $1 billion in contracts to five pharmaceutical companies to help them develop modern methods of producing influenza vaccine that would replace the current slow, laborious and unpredictable technique.

US does not consider Taliban terrorists -- Even as the Taliban attacks US, Canadian, and British forces, organization is left off terrorist list in 'political' decision. The new report did designate the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region as a terrorist "haven," however.

Codex Alimentarius in the news -- The FDA's Barbara Schneeman, PhD, US delegate to the 31st meeting of the CCFL, continued the US opposition to optimal health and nutrition despite strong support for world health by the World Health Organization (WHO) and most member nations at the annual meeting of Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL, 5/1/06). Read More...

101 REASONS WHY AMERICA FALLS -- There is a big picture and reason why life in American is plummeting. The following is a brief list of crisis-based global initiatives, which affect all Americans in every community. Read More...

DUBAI CO. TAKES OVER 9 US MILITARY FACILITIES -- "Specifically, the Dubai company takes over control of at least nine factories, including military production facilities in Connecticut and Georgia. Dubai settled the deal for $1.2 billion." Therefore, Dubai will now take over operations of factories that produce engine components and turbine blades for military platforms. Clients include Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell, and Pratt and Whitney. Please understand that when we talk about a Dubai company we are talking about a foreign government!

SCARE MONGERING AGAIN AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- Pushing the same tired old scare story again about Social Security funds "running out" in 2040. The new alarm makes the scary claim that the funds are even worse than we were told a year ago, and instead of running out in 2041, will run out in 2040. Worse yet, they say, the Medicare fund will be bankrupt in 2018, instead of 2020!

THE BELMONT BROTHERHOOD -- "During the past year many of you have received sensitive material regarding criminal abuses within the high command of The John Birch Society from the following sources"....READ MORE!!

Moussaoui given chance to speak at sentencing -- Al-Qaida conspirator faces life in prison; 9/11 families mixed on verdict. Three jurors said Wednesday that Moussaoui had only limited knowledge of the Sept. 11 plot, and three described his role in the attacks as minor, if he had any role at all.

Depleted Uranium - Far Worse Than 9/11 -- If terrorists succeeded in spreading something throughout the U.S. that ended up causing hundreds of thousands of cancer cases and birth defects over a period of many years, they would be guilty of a crime against humanity that far surpasses the Sept. 11th attacks in scope and severity. Although not deliberate, with our military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, we have done just that. READ MORE...

Bottlers Agree to a School Ban on Sweet Drinks -- The country's top three soft-drink companies announced yesterday that beginning this fall they would start removing sweetened drinks like Coke, Pepsi and iced teas from school cafeterias and vending machines in response to the growing threat of lawsuits and state legislation.

Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms -- "Parents need to be very vigilant about looking for homes that are free of lead. And it's not just houses -- lead can be in toys or ceramics, especially those bought outside of the U.S.," she said, adding that simple lead tests are available in stores.

Caring for Veterans on the Cheap -- How the Veterans' Administration has been shortchanging soldiers who come back wounded by Judith Coburn.

In the chaos of Iraq, one project is on target: a giant US embassy -- THE question puzzles and enrages a city: how is it that the Americans cannot keep the electricity running in Baghdad for more than a couple of hours a day, yet still manage to build themselves the biggest embassy on Earth?

Endgame For The Constitution -- By encouraging the move offshore of American jobs and manufacturing, Bush has run up tremendous trade deficits that have undermined the world's confidence in the dollar as the reserve currency.

Bush challenges hundreds of laws -- President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

U.S. readies 'road map' for potential flu disaster -- The Bush administration say it's making plans for a worst-case scenario: A flu pandemic that kills 2 million people in the United States and puts 40 percent of the workforce out of commission.

How smart are you? -- Take a look at an 1895 8th grade exam. (Thanks to Bryce fro sending our way)!

Autism After MMRV Vaccination -- When 12-month-old Jimmy Flinton joined a clinical trial of a new immunization for chickenpox, measles, mumps and rubella, no one told his family it contained about 10 times the usual dose of live-virus chickenpox vaccine.

Afghan DU horror -- Death Made In America - Afghanistan has become the disaster words could not describe! (Note: Very graphic photos)

‘Snow days’ to save fuel called into question -- The decision to close Rhea County Schools (TN.) on Friday, April 28 and Monday, May 1, to save money on transportation costs may have repercussions for School Board Superintendent Dallas Smith and the Rhea County School Board.

Video on ABC News Freemasons/Secret Societies -- Interesting video on Secret Societies.

Colbert's speech -- Stephen Colbert Speaks Truth to Power at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Click above link and follow links to watch the video of his speech.

Nurses Refusing Flu Vaccine Win Judgment -- "It is shocking and outrageous that Virginia Mason Hospital not only refused to provide information as required by law and refused to bargain over this policy as required by law, but also lied to the nurses and misled the nurse about their policy.

Vermonters deliver impeachment resolutions to Congress -- An effort that began in March culminated Monday when three Vermont communities delivered a message to House Speaker Dennis Hastert: Start the process to impeach Pres. George Bush. Six Vermont towns passed resolutions on Town Meeting Day calling for Bush’s impeachment. On Monday, Ellen Tenney, a bookstore owner from Rockingham, hand delivered petitions to Hastert, an Illinois Republican.

Criminal Inquiry of Former FDA Head -- Dr. Lester M. Crawford, the former commissioner of food and drugs, is under criminal investigation by a federal grand jury over accusations of financial improprieties and false statements to Congress, his lawyer said Friday.

Meteor Shower This Weekend -- The eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks on Saturday, May 6th. The best time to look, no matter where you live, is during the hours immediately before sunrise on Saturday morning. As usual, you will see more meteors from the dark countryside: get away from city lights if possible.

Bird Flu Hitting TV Screens May 9 -- Made for TV movie Tuesday May 9 on ABC-Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America.

ILLEGAL INVASION FLOURISHES, CONGRESS SNOOZES -- Congress and President Bush will do nothing more than give lip service to securing the border with Mexico. The illegal aliens entering this country who are given amnesty bring in more votes for democrats and tax and spend republicans... Read More...

The Truth About Illegal Immigration -- The hue and cry over illegal aliens residing in the United States has been growing in the past several years.

101 REASONS WHY AMERICA FALLS -- There is a big picture and reason why life in American is plummeting. Read the following brief list of crisis-based global initiatives, which affect all Americans in every community.

How a New Multi-Purpose Healing Method Relieved an Asthma Attack in Minutes -- It's hard to imagine how tapping on your head and facial points can make an asthma attack go away, but the foundations of this technique were laid down thousands of years ago by Chinese physicians when they mapped the body's energy meridians. Read More...

Bolivia places oil and gas under state control -- President Evo Morales of Bolivia ordered the military to occupy energy fields around the country on Monday as he placed Bolivia's oil and gas reserves under state control.

Dollar starts the big slide against major currencies -- THE dollar has embarked on a big decline that will see it fall against all leading currencies, according to analysts. The plunge is being prompted by America’s $800 billion (£438 billion) current-account deficit, they say.

LUCIFERIAN Initiation -- Check out this website. Notice the quote: "No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a LUCIFERIAN Initiation."

Trials success for new dust mites vaccine -- A new vaccine may mean the end to the suffering of millions of dust mite allergy sufferers, results released today suggest. The results of a small study from Swiss vaccine developers Cytos suggests that their new DNA-based vaccine is extremely effective in reducing sensitivity to dust mites and the symptoms they cause.

Mattress wrapping is absolute protection against crib death -- Dr. T. J. Sprott of New Zealand reports that the mattress-wrapping program he began in 1994 has continued to convincingly prevent sudden infant death (SIDS, crib death, or cot death). Had Dr. Sprott not convinced thousands of families to wrap mattresses with impermeable plastic to keep toxic gases away from babies’ lungs, 1330 babies should have lost their lives in New Zealand over that period of time.

Deadline Passes Without Darfur Accord -- Sudan's government offered Sunday to accept a potentially historic Darfur peace agreement, but two of Darfur's three main rebel groups raised last-minute objections that left the negotiations mired in confusion as a midnight deadline passed. Mediators agreed to extend the talks for 48 hours at the request of the United States.

May 1 immigrant boycott aims to "close" US cities -- Pro-immigration activists say a national boycott and marches planned for May 1 will flood America's streets with millions of Latinos to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants and shake the ground under Congress as it debates reform.

Dave vonKleist Explores Another Side of 9-11 -- WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Write up on Dave vonKleist of the Power Hour radio show and producer of "911 In Plane Sight" speaking to about 50 people who attended the April 27 showing at W.C. Morris Auditorium on the Central Missouri State University campus.  Read More...

Hope for new brain tumour vaccine -- A vaccine has been developed which may be able to fight the most aggressive form of brain tumour, scientists say. US researchers say their vaccine increased survival times for the 23 glioblastoma multiforme patients they tested it on by at least 18 months.

Vaccine hope for deadly disease Marburg Virus -- Scientists are hopeful a vaccine against the deadly tropical disease Marburg virus could be developed. Similar to the Ebola virus, Marburg causes internal bleeding leading to multiple organ failure in 90% of cases - there is no effective treatment.

Thousands Converge on New York to Protest War -- Tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday through lower Manhattan to demand an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, just hours after this month's death toll reached 70.

USDA estimates nation has 4 to 7 BSE cases -- After close to 2 years of expanded testing, the US government is estimating that there are between four and seven cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) among the nation's 42 million adult cattle.

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Booz Allen Hamilton - Influenza Pandemic Simulation Reveals Challenges in Delivering Essential Services During Widespread Outbreak -- A simulated influenza pandemic conducted by the World Economic Forum and Booz Allen Hamilton found that a widespread outbreak of avian flu would severely challenge governments and the private sector to manage essential services, limit the spread of the pandemic and communicate essential information. The study “Influenza Pandemic Simulation: Implications for the Public and Private Sectors” is available for download as a PDF file.

Panic could overwhelm communications in pandemic -- Telephone and Internet services could be overwhelmed and shut down in the early stages of a bird flu pandemic as people panic and try to work from home, according to a report released on Thursday.

SPYCHIPPED LEVI'S BRAND JEANS HIT THE U.S. -- It may be time to ditch your Dockers and lay off the Levi's, say privacy activists Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre. New information confirms that Levi Strauss & Co. is violating a call for a moratorium on item-level RFID by spychipping its clothing. What's more, the company is refusing to disclose the location of its U.S. test.

GI's Beware of Radioactive Showers -- Depleted Uranium (DU) is steadily taking down our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's time for the soldiers to follow the lead of their commanders in order to end the war.

Elderly To Be Experimented On With Squalene & Mercury -- "The vaccine adjuvant, MF59, that NIH proposes to add to flu vaccine given to the frail elderly, is not licensed in the U.S. as safe for human use. MF59 contains squalene, which can cause autoimmunity. Some ill Gulf War veterans, who were given anthrax vaccine and other experimental vaccines, have tested positive for squalene antibodies even though the U.S. Department of Defense denies putting the adjuvant MF59 in anthrax and other vaccines given to soldiers."

Senate panel urges replacing FEMA -- A Senate panel on Thursday recommended that the heavily criticized Federal Emergency Management Agency be replaced with a new agency that would be better able to respond to disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

1,000 secret CIA flights revealed -- The CIA has operated more than 1,000 secret flights over EU territory in the past five years, some to transfer terror suspects in a practice known as "extraordinary rendition", an investigation by the European parliament said yesterday.

Doctor "Experts" Ties to Drug Industry - (DSM4) -- Most of the experts who prepared the world's leading medical guide to mental illness had undisclosed financial relationships with drug companies that presented potential conflicts of interest, according to a new report published Thursday in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

US privacy campaigners fear mark of the beast -- A decision by the Bush administration to proceed with what is believed to be the largest radio frequency tagging programme in history has triggered protests from US privacy campaigners. The US department of agriculture (USDA) wants to keep track of all livestock production and movements in what it claims is an attempt to improve the traceability of disease outbreaks.

Ukrainians remember Chernobyl tragedy -- Bells tolled across Ukraine and mourners carried red carnations and flickering candles to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion Wednesday, an event that continues to scar the psyche of the ex-Soviet republic.

VA wants DNA from veterans -- Researchers at U.S. companies, nonprofit groups and government agencies are scouring the human genome for links to common diseases, promising a day when doctors will use a patient's genetic profile to take preventative action. One group of Americans accustomed to big sacrifices - military veterans - soon will be asked to volunteer their DNA for that cause.

Tehran insider tells of US black ops -- A former Iranian ambassador and Islamic Republic insider has provided intriguing details to Asia Times Online about US covert operations inside Iran aimed at destabilizing the country and toppling the regime - or preparing for an American attack.

Venezuela plans more oil discounts -- Leftist President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela said yesterday he would greatly expand the discounted home heating oil program he started last year for needy people in Massachusetts and other northeastern states.

Bee County Commissioners call for boycott of Exxon-Mobile -- Monday the commissioner's court voted 4-1 to pass a resolution that urged folks to stop buying gasoline from Exxon-Mobil on May 1, and not to buy it again, until the price drops to a $1.309.

Missing bioterror substances have officials guessing -- In the past year, two New Jersey laboratories have been unable to account for plague-infested mice and vials of deadly anthrax spores, and top state officials are scrambling to devise better ways to safeguard deadly material.

Congress cracking down on U.S. leaks -- Wide arrest powers, revoking pensions - Amid intense debate over how far the government can go to keep its secrets secret, Congress is taking up an expansive intelligence measure that proposes tougher steps in cracking down on leaks of classified information and authorizes broad arrest powers for security officers at intelligence agencies.

Missouri Farmers Protest Animal IDs -- JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri farmers protested at the Capitol on Tuesday against the National Animal Identification System. It's optional for farmers to ID their animals, but that could soon become mandatory.

Still Ridiculing People Who Talk About Forced Microchip Implants? -- If we are such crackpots for warning that this agenda is upon us why is it that moves are now underway in Wisconsin for legislation to ban mandatory chipping of people by governments and companies?

Volunteers Pour In To Build Fence On US-Mex Border -- Spokesmen for a border watch group say volunteer offers to help build border fencing are flooding in. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has said it'll build fencing on the Mexican border unless President Bush militarizes the border and adds new security fencing.

Photo-ID likely for welfare, Medicare -- AUSTRALIANS may soon be carrying a single photo-ID smartcard for all government welfare and Medicare transactions, with senior federal ministers close to embracing the concept despite likely costs of significantly more than $1 billion.

Sources: Snow takes White House job -- Fox News anchor will replace McClellan as press secretary. Fox News' Tony Snow is set to move from the anchor chair to the hot seat, agreeing to take on the role of White House press secretary amid slumping poll ratings for President Bush.

Pentagon 911 Blue Tarp Photo Uncovered -- The Blue tarp photo was first posted on a military server but NOW even it is gone as the link to it is dead. The Power Hour first brought this photo to light, one of many of their 9/11 Firsts.

Evidence Of Thermite On WTC Core Columns -- There is substantial evidence that thermite was used to cut the central support columns, which caused the towers to fall. Evidence can be seen on photographs of the columns from the rubble of the World Trade Center.

VIDEO - 60 Minutes Exposes Bush's Pre-War WMD Lies -- Better late than never, CBS News' 60 Minutes details how the Bush inner-circle misused dubious intelligence to convince the American people to back a preemptive war on Iraq.

In a Retreat, Nepal's King Says He Will Reinstate Parliament -- King Gyanendra appeared on television late Monday to concede to the demands of Nepal's pro-democracy demonstrators and turn the government over to the elected Parliament that was dissolved four years ago.

Secrets of the CIA -- A former colleague says the fired Mary McCarthy ‘categorically denies’ being the source of the leak on agency renditions.

Transforming the World into a War-zone -- Like everything else, Rumsfeld’s promise to “transform” the military has been a lie. The Defense Secretary never had any intention of converting the military into “smaller, more agile units”. From the very onset his goal has been to create a global strike-force that operates as the enforcement-arm of the multinational corporations.

30 Are Killed in Sinai as Bombs Rock Egyptian Resort City -- Three blasts tore through Dahab, a crowded resort town on the Sinai Peninsula, on Monday night, killing at least 30 people and wounding more than 115.

World Bank accused of deception over malaria funding -- The World Bank, a leader in the global effort to control malaria, has been accused of deception and medical malpractice by a group of public health doctors for failing to carry out its funding promises and wrongly claiming its programmes have been successful at cutting the death toll from the disease.

Do Benzene Lawsuits Worry Soft Drink Manufacturers? -- Class-action lawsuits on behalf of concerned parents have been filed against soft-drink companies Polar Beverages and In Zone Brands, on the grounds that they did not take sufficient steps to prevent benzene from forming in their drinks.

Doug Thompson: 'Time for radical reform of government' -- Here is the beginning of what will be a series of proposals for ways to radically reform and fix a flawed system.

Moves Signal Tighter Secrecy Within C.I.A. -- The crackdown on leaks at the Central Intelligence Agency that led to the dismissal of a veteran intelligence officer last week included a highly unusual polygraph examination for the agency's independent watchdog, Inspector General John L. Helgerson, intelligence officials with knowledge of the investigation said Sunday.

Bin Laden Says West Is Waging War Against Islam -- Osama bin Laden denounced what he called a "Zionist-crusaders war on Islam" in an audiotape broadcast Sunday, pointing to the isolation of the Hamas-led Palestinian government, talk of a Western peacekeeping force in Sudan and Muslim outrage over Danish cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad as new evidence of a clash of civilizations.

Scholars call Moussaoui trial a "charade" -- The trial holding Zacarias Moussaoui responsible for the horrors of 9/11 has all the marks of a political charade, according to Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a society of experts devoted to exposing falsehoods and establishing truths about the events of that day. (Thanks Dr. Fetzer for this excellent work)

Hunt The Boeing - Shanksville Edition -- Introducing “Hunt the Boeing – The Shanksville Edition”, where United Flight 93, an even bigger Boeing (767), is supposed to have crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, leaving hardly a trace.

Tokyo Tells it like it is! - The Unanswerd questions of 9-11 -- NOTE: The foundation on which the "official story" of 9/11 stands is crumbling in a BIG way and the world is recognizing it! The questions that so many didn't want asked are now headlines demanding answers! Please forward this story to everyone you know who can think outside the "cage"! (This six page excerpt is taken from the 255th edition of the Tokyo Journal).

New Gulf War Illness Research Center is a GO! -- UT Southwestern gets $75 million for Gulf War illness study.

VA Contracts Go to Ex-Chief's Company -- A Diamond Bar company headed by former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi could get fees exceeding $1 billion from the VA, much of it on contracts approved and amended while he ran the agency, records show.

Bush Impeachment - The Illinois State Legislature is Preparing to Drop a Bombshell -- The Illinois General Assembly is about to rock the nation. Detailing five specific charges against President Bush including one that is specified to be a felony, the complete text of HJR0125 is copied below at the end of this article. One of the interesting points is that one of the items, the one specified as a felony, that the NSA was directed by the President to spy on American citizens without warrant, is not in dispute. READ MORE...

U.S. Prepares 'Super Base' in Iraq -- Despite all the political debate in Washington about a quick U.S. pullout from Iraq, the vast Balad Air Base, a 15-square-mile mini-city of thousands of trailers and vehicle depots located 43 miles north of Baghdad, is hard evidence that the Pentagon is planning to stay in Iraq for a long time - at least a decade or so, according to military strategists.

Alleged Bin Laden Tape Sees 'Long War' -- An audio tape – believed to be a message from Osama bin Laden – says America and the West are waging a "Zionist crusader war against Muslims" in the Palestinian territories, Sudan, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Video: Audio Tape Threats From Osama

Drug trials outsourced to India -- By 2010, some estimate there will be two million patients in India on clinical trials. An entire industry has sprung up, specialising in recruiting patients and managing experiments. And a BBC investigation into the conduct of these trials has found that some patients are unaware they are being experimented on at all.

Something Unnatural About Worsening Mumps Epidemic? From Patricia Doyle, PhD -- Those becoming infected appear to be, well...most of them, vaccinated individuals - many of whom have even had booster shots. The virus (as I mentioned briefly last night,) has mutated away from that which the vaccines cover. Just how did this mutation take place and why is it not being discussed?

'Hole in sky' amazes scientists -- A giant hole that appeared in a uniform layer of cloud over Mobile, Alabama, in the US, has produced some intriguing photos.

The World's Best Ant Poison -- Aspartame is neuropoison. It most likely kills the ants by interfering with their nervous system. It could be direct, like stopping their heart, or something more subtile like killing their sense of taste so they can't figure out what is eatable, or smell, so they can't follow their trails, or misidentify their colonies members, so they start fighting each other. Not sure what causes them to end up dieing, just know that for many species of ants it will kill the quickly and effectively.

U.S. foresees fighting beyond war zones -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has approved the military's most ambitious plan yet to fight terrorism around the world and retaliate more rapidly and decisively in the case of another major terrorist attack on the United States, according to defense officials.

Congress struggles with pension bill -- Squabbles over special treatment for bankrupt airlines and beleaguered auto companies are delaying final action in Congress on a pension bill that would affect millions of workers, retirees and taxpayers.

FEMA Wants $4.7 Million Back From Katrina Victims -- Thousands of Gulf Coast residents have been told they must repay millions of dollars in federal Hurricane Katrina benefits that were excessive or, in some cases, fraudulent.

Army suicides hit highest level since 1993 -- 83 soldiers killed themselves in 2005, up from 67 the previous year. The number of U.S. Army soldiers who took their own lives increased last year to the highest total since 1993, despite a growing effort by the Army to detect and prevent suicides.

East Coast Drivers Face Gas Shortages -- Scattered gasoline shortages and higher pump prices could make it a difficult week for East Coast drivers. Refineries and service stations are scrambling to change to ethanol-based fuel before the federal deadline on May 5 and the start of the summer driving season.

Sun's rays more harmful this summer -- Catching some rays this summer could be more dangerous than ever this year, warn health and environment experts. They advise people that it's especially important to avoid too much sun or to cover up when it's bright outside.

Global Warming: Calculate Your Impact -- Americans make up five percent of the world’s population, but contribute nearly 25 percent of the greenhouse gas pollution that causes global warming. Roll over the illustration at the hyperlink above to get facts about energy use, then calculate your impact and learn how to reduce it.

Extremists may target private US planes: TSA -- The Transportation Security Administration has warned aircraft owners and airport managers that Muslim extremists may be targeting private American jets and urged them to boost security.

HIDDEN DANGER OF CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS -- As an ex-drug chemist, I witnessed how drug side-effects are hidden from patients and doctors by “big Pharma.” Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Lipitor, Crestor, Pravachol, Zocor and Mevacor serve as poignant examples.

Iowa to launch mass clinics for mumps shots -- Mass clinics for mumps immunization will open for young adults next week in Iowa, the state at the center of a regional epidemic, health officials said Thursday. The state will target 18- to 22-year-olds, dividing 25,000 doses among counties with colleges, universities and post-secondary institutions, where students are especially vulnerable to contracting and spreading the virus, said Mary Mincer Hansen, Iowa public health director.

Bush, Hu Pledge Cooperation, Don't Get Far -- They made little measurable headway in a pomp-filled summit that was infiltrated by a screaming anti-China protester. In a half-day of talks, the watchwords were candor and discussion not agreement and announcement.

Brazil follows Iran's nuclear path, but without the fuss -- As Iran faces international pressure over developing the raw material for nuclear weapons, Brazil is quietly preparing to open its own uranium-enrichment center, capable of producing exactly the same fuel. Brazil - like Iran - has signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and Brazil's constitution bans the military use of nuclear energy.

Minutemen to Bush: Build Fence or We Will -- Minuteman border watch leader Chris Simcox has a message for President Bush: Build new security fencing along the border with Mexico or private citizens will.

Bishop to Address Veteran Mistreatment -- Bishop James Wilkowski of the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest plans to participate in the Veterans Rally in Washington DC on April 25th, 2006, to protest government mistreatment of American Veterans. Read More...

War in Iraq - Who is Telling The Truth? -- The American people have heard so many conflicting stories about the attitudes of the Iraqi people towards America, as well as our soliders' attitudes about the war effort, that reporting such stories has become a battleground in and of itself.

C.F.R. Has No Affiliation With The US Gov't. -- It is official. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, “[t]he Council has no affiliation with the U.S. government.” That is what a CFR member wrote in page 4 of the 1995 Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report. Imagine that!

Media Ignores Mexican Gov't. Brutality of Central American Immigrants -- If the news media were truly unbiased in their reportage of Mexican illegal immigration and told the whole story, Americans would be shocked at the degree of Presidente Vicente Fox's hypocrisy.

America’s Last Days -- Does George W. Bush have the numbers 6, 6, and 6 tattooed on his head? In recent years it has become popular for every calamity, natural or man made, to be ascribed to the end times, the last days, Armageddon. If the end is near, the nation most responsible is the United States of America.

LA Woman Hospitalized With Bubonic Plague -- A woman was hospitalized earlier this month with bubonic plague, the first confirmed human case in Los Angeles County in more than two decades, health officials said Tuesday.

Attention all veterans -- Dr. Gary Null is finishing a documentary on Gulf War Illness, he has been so instrumental in telling the public the truth of the cover-up of GWI. He would like to receive pictures of veterans who died as a result of the illness after the war.  READ MORE...

Info request from Gary Matsumoto author of the book Vaccine A -- If any Gulf War Veteran is suffering with DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), APLA (Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies), ANA (Anti-Nuclear Antibodies), Churg-Strauss Syndrome, eosiniphilia, vasculitis or non-infectious pneumonia, following anthrax vaccination please read!

Mumps Epidemic Spreads; More Vaccine Is Promised -- In the largest mumps outbreak in the United States in more than 20 years, almost 1,000 people have contracted the disease in the Midwest, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta announced Wednesday.

China Using Artificial Rain to Clear Dust -- Beijing will use artificial rainmaking to clear the air after a choking dust storm coated China's capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning to keep children indoors, state media said Tuesday.

Chinese President Hu Jintao meets with President Bush in the nation's capital today April, 19, 2006 -- When you watch President Hu and President Bush shake hands at the White House, it would be wise for all of us to remember what that handshake costs America. And remember, there's a reason President Hu met with business leaders (including Bill Gates) in Seattle first. He obviously knows who's really in charge of this country.

Bird flu threat not so grave, CDC chief says -- “There is no evidence it will be the next pandemic,” Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said of avian flu. There is “no evidence it is evolving in a direction that is becoming more transmissible to people.”

THE AMERICAN FLAG COMES SECOND By Michelle Malkin -- You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front page of the NY Times or on the lead story of the major news networks BUT You should! "Underscoring my point about the media whitewash, most coverage of the illegal alien student protests keeps playing up how "peaceful" the demonstrations were."

Six Branch Davidians Due for Release 13 Years After Waco Inferno -- Thirteen years after the Branch Davidians' armed standoff with federal agents ended in an inferno that killed nearly 80 people, six sect members who were sent to prison are about to be released from custody.

A look at Davidians convicted after deadly 1993 raid -- Here's a look at the Branch Davidians convicted after four federal agents died in a botched raid at their compound, which burned to the ground and killed more than 80 people on April 19, 1993, after a 51-day standoff. Most were sentenced to 40 years after their 1994 trial, but in 2000 a judge reduced most terms to 15 years.

Idaho Group Urges Support for Measure Blocking Eminent Domain Seizures -- A Christian values and religious freedom advocacy group is urging pastors, their congregants, and others in Idaho to support a petition drive to protect churches and church members' private property from eminent domain abuses.

A Peaceful Call to Arms By PAUL KANE -- This is an editorial found in the New York Times (Thanks Nina) -- "President Bush and Congress should reinstitute selective service under a lottery without any deferments." This single action will send a strong message to three constituencies in the crisis over Iran's nuclear intentions — Iran, outside powers like China and Russia and Americans at home — and perhaps lead to a peaceful resolution.

Reinventing Rehab -- The system suffers from "high turnover, inadequately trained personnel, bad data--you name it," McLellan says. "It's about as bad as it can get."

RAF doctor sent to jail for refusing to serve in Iraq -- An RAF doctor who refused to go to Iraq on the grounds that the war was illegal was jailed for eight months yesterday in what the judge described as a message to the armed forces about the consequences of rejecting "the policy of Her Majesty's government".

St. Helena Preparing for Bush's visit -- Protesters and police were preparing Monday for President Bush's scheduled visit to the Napa Valley later this week. Protest are planned for Friday evening when President Bush is expected to arrive at St. Helena and for Saturday morning when he leaves.

Know what's in your soda -- For those of you who don't know, benzene is a flammable petroleum (crude oil) distillate, a key component of many solvents, cleaners-and yes, gasoline too. It's also used in the making of plastics and rubber. Last but not least, benzene is a known carcinogen, linked strongly to blood cancer and leukemia in humans. Sounds yummy, doesn't it? Maybe if you're a car...

Katrina Story - Horrible!!! -- Low-income Katrina victims face eviction. Tenants pushed out to make room for those with more money, lawyers say. Landlords are trying to capitalize on the region’s severe housing shortage by evicting poorer tenants to make room for those who can afford higher rents.

Depleted Uranium, Thirty-Ninth Edition -- "I was informed that the DU bill is tied up in committee in the House, has not made it to the Senate but he will strongly recommend that the Senator co-sponsor the bill. That was after I told him about our affiliate recently being in Bahrain and testing people there and finding a very high percentage were DU positive."

Website with the Willie Nelson Song -- Willie Nelson Song, 'What Ever Happened to Peace On Earth.'

Bush Plan Would Hide Data on 1.5 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals in California -- A Bush administration proposal to roll back Americans' right to know about chemical hazards in their neighborhoods would let California industries handle almost 1.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals a year without telling the public, according to an investigation of federal data by Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Rumsfeld says he hasn’t considered resigning -- Vowing not to bow to calls for his ouster from several retired generals, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday their grievances are a natural fallout from his push for dramatic changes in the military.

FBI wants access to late columnist’s papers -- Not long after columnist Jack Anderson’s funeral, FBI agents called his widow to say they wanted to search his papers. They were looking for confidential government information he might have acquired in a half-century of investigative reporting.

Bush: 'All Options on the Table' With Iran -- President Bush said Tuesday that ``all options are on the table'' to prevent Iran from developing atomic weapons, but said he will continue to focus on the international diplomatic option to persuade Tehran to drop its nuclear ambitions. "We want to solve this issue diplomatically and we're working hard to do so," Bush told reporters in the Rose Garden.

NYPD Launches Ambitious Camera Plan -- The NYPD has quietly launched one of the nation's most ambitious plans to combat street crime and terrorism. Along a stretch of Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn, three wireless video recorders have been placed about 30 feet above the sidewalk. The cameras are the first installment of a high-tech surveillance program to place 500 cameras throughout the city at a cost of $9 million.
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Bush Defector to Demolish 9/11 Big Lie in Madison -- The former top economist in Bush's Department of Labor, Morgan Reynolds, will speak out on the 9/11 inside job at the State Historical Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison on Saturday, May 6th. The film Loose Change will be shown starting at 1 p.m, and Reynolds will speak at 3:00 p.m.

Rumsfeld Says Calls for Ouster 'Will Pass' -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld predicted Monday that calls from retired generals for him to step down would fade away, and he dismissed the criticism as a standard part of the history of American combat since the Revolutionary War. "This, too, will pass," Mr. Rumsfeld said during an interview with Rush Limbaugh.

Greenpeace Counters U.N. Chernobyl Report -- The report also finds that "radiation from the disaster(A reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radioactive clouds over much of Europe)has had a devastating effect on survivors" other than cancer cases _ "damaging immune and endocrine systems, leading to accelerated aging, cardiovascular and blood illnesses, psychological illnesses, chromosome aberrations and an increase of deformities in fetuses and children."

Psychologist: Moussaoui schizophrenic -- A defense psychologist testified Monday that Zacarias Moussaoui is a paranoid schizophrenic with delusions, as defense lawyers presented additional evidence the confessed Sept. 11 conspirator believes he will be freed from prison by President Bush.

Steakhouse (Fran O'Brien's) who Caters to Walter Reed Patients Loses Lease -- Some veterans have called it the first place where they've felt at home since they left the battlefield and months of sterile hospitals. Fran O'Brien's is famously know as Friday night steak dinners for severely wounded soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI VA ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC CLOSES OVER FEE DISPUTE -- Representatives of the VA and MU Health confirmed yesterday that services for new VA orthopedic patients have been stalled since at least April 7. MU is continuing to provide orthopedic care to existing patients. The two entities have been unable to come to terms regarding the rates the VA pays MU for orthopedic services. MU is asking for increased compensation, although MU Health spokeswoman Mary Jenkins declined to elaborate on the amount of the requested increase. She described the discussions as routine.

US readies flu pandemic response plan: report -- The U.S. government would expand the Internet and possibly permit foreign countries to print U.S. currency during a flu pandemic, under a national response plan that could be approved within days by President George W. Bush, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. The 240-page response plan identifies more than 300 specific tasks for federal agencies, including determining which frontline workers should be vaccinated first and expanding the Internet to accommodate a likely flood of people working from their home computers.

U.S. Plan For Flu Pandemic Revealed -- President Bush is expected to approve soon a national pandemic influenza response plan that identifies more than 300 specific tasks for federal agencies, including determining which frontline workers should be the first vaccinated and expanding Internet capacity to handle what would probably be a flood of people working from their home computers.

Pastor Butch Paugh makes the news - Fighting the National ID in West Virginia -- Article that appeared in the Charleston Gazette, 4/16/06 regarding the Real ID Act -- It is about the meeting with the public officials concerning the Real ID Act in West Virginia.

ACTION ALERT - April 24, 2006 could prove to be a historic date for America -- Every concerned American now has the opportunity to show their elected officials that 300 million concerned Americans will be watching how they vote on these immigration and border control issues when they return to Washington. It will also show our elected officials that America will not tolerate retaining any member of Congress who votes to uphold the demands of illegal aliens over the interests of the Americans who voted them into office. PLEASE PASS THIS TO YOUR LISTS!!

US government wants PayPal records -- The US government has ordered online auctioneer eBay's payment service PayPal to turn over records that could expose foreign accounts where tax cheats have hidden money, PayPal said last night.

Senator expects seven lawmakers to go to jail -- U-S Senator Tom Coburn isn't naming names, but he expects six congressmen and a fellow senator will go to jail. That's because he thinks they'll be facing corruption charges following investigations involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff and others.

Guantanamo Tortures Approved by Rumsfeld -- US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, whom many American generals call to resign due to the Iraqi fiasco and torture scandals revealed in the country, allegedly approved the abusive and degrading tortures in Guantanamo Bay.

Rumsfeld under renewed attack -- Senior Democrats sought to raise the heat on embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday as Republicans and the Pentagon came together to defend him and the way he has conducted the war in Iraq.

US plots ‘new liberation of Baghdad’ -- THE American military is planning a “second liberation of Baghdad” to be carried out with the Iraqi army when a new government is installed. Pacifying the lawless capital is regarded as essential to establishing the authority of the incoming government and preparing for a significant withdrawal of American troops.

Spy Chief: CIA Detainees Will Be Held Indefinitely -- Exclusive: John Negroponte says accused Al-Qaeda members will remain in secret prisons as long as 'war on terror continues'...Read More...

At Some Medical Schools, Humanities Join the Curriculum -- Art and medicine have worked hand in hand for a long time. To improve his art, Leonardo dissected bodies. To improve his anatomy treatise, Andreas Vesalius relied on the artistry of Titian's workshop. This year, for the first time, the course is required for third-year students, providing them not only with a blinking-into-the-sun break from medical rotations but also, said Dr. David Muller, the school's chairman of medical education, a lesson about how important, and underrated, the art of looking is to the practice of medicine.

Art Bell gets married to woman in the Philippines -- He will be moving there and doing his radio program from there.

12 Volunteers to Start Getting HIV Vaccine -- Twelve people are expected to take part in the trial at four participating research centers — St. Louis University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Maryland and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Report: Rumsfeld allowed Guantanamo abuse -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld allowed an “abusive and degrading” interrogation of an al-Qaida detainee in 2002, an online magazine reported Friday, citing an Army document.

14 war protesters arrested near Bush ranch -- Group once again tests county ordinance against roadside camping.

Neil Young, Son of Famed Reporter, Records "Impeach the President" Song -- the first line of one of the songs was ‘Let's impeach the President for lyin'!’ -- “Neil said it should be out in 6 to 8 weeks."

Codex Attack on Vitamins -- The Whole Story complete with updates!

Councilman Calls Oath of Office Unconstitutional -- TEQUESTA, FLA---If you elect a person to office, would you expect that person to support the government? An appellate lawyer, elected to the Tequesta Village Council, is refusing to take an oath of office because he refuses to say that he supports the government.

Must-watch 3-minute video: “Lives In The Balance”, by Jackson Browne -- A Must Watch 3 Minute Video!

Recent Mumps Cases and Air Travel -- U.S. Public health officials said on Thursday they were concerned about an outbreak of mumps in the Midwest and said some people may have been infected on airline flights.

More Retired Generals Call for Rumsfeld's Resignation -- The widening circle of retired generals who have stepped forward to call for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's resignation is shaping up as an unusual outcry that could pose a significant challenge to Mr. Rumsfeld's leadership, current and former generals said on Thursday.

Microwaved Water - See What It Does To Plants -- Image what it must do to food!

Lacking Biolabs, Trailers Carried Case for War -- Administration Pushed Notion of Banned Iraqi Weapons Despite Evidence to Contrary.

RAF doctor guilty of refusing Iraq duty -- An Australian-born RAF doctor has been found guilty of refusing lawful orders to serve in Iraq. Read More...

San Antonio scientist finds how bug hurts cells -- Scientists have long puzzled over how an oddly shaped bacterium called mycoplasma pneumoniae is able to cause a wide variety of respiratory illnesses, including pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma flare-ups.

‘No-fly’ list delays Marine's Iraq homecoming -- A Minnesota reservist who spent the past eight months in Iraq was told he couldn't board a plane to Minneapolis because his name appeared on a "no-fly" list as a possible terrorist.

Iowa's Mumps May Be Spreading Via Airlines -- A mumps epidemic traced to Iowa shows how quickly air travel can spread disease. Some 515 cases have been reported in Iowa, 43 in Nebraska, 33 in Kansas, and smaller numbers in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Starting WWIII To Prevent It? The Ultimate Hypocrisy by Ted Twietmeyer -- The illogic of the current administration to label a sovereign country's leader as another "Hitler" and start yet another war it cannot finish staggers the imagination. It's just plain wrong on so many levels. In fact, it is stating that America is the world's "thought police."

Rumsfeld Rebuked By Retired Generals -- Ex-Iraq Commander Calls for Resignation-The retired commander of key forces in Iraq called yesterday for Donald H. Rumsfeld to step down, joining several other former top military commanders who have harshly criticized the defense secretary's authoritarian style for making the military's job more difficult.

A Markerless Grave in Vacaville By Cindy Sheehan -- "I am so tired of the Rovian, heartless, and ignorant smear machine attacking me and my family at every turn of my back. The latest abomination in their scrutiny of my life is the fact that Casey has no "tombstone." As if it were anybody's business but Casey's family. I am sure every last person who has a problem with this has buried a child and they know what we are going through."

Parents Sue Soft Drink Companies Over Benzene -- Two soft-drink companies were sued Tuesday by parents complaining that there might be cancer-causing benzene in kids' drinks. Attorneys filed class-action lawsuits against the companies in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston and Leon County Circuit Court in Tallahassee, Fla. They accused Polar Beverages Inc. and In Zone Brands Inc. of not taking steps to keep benzene from forming in their beverages.

Bausch & Lomb: Source of Infection Unknown -- Bausch & Lomb Inc. scrambled to reassure investors Wednesday as federal health officials try to unravel the mystery of whether its newest contact lens solution is to blame for a flurry of potentially severe eye infections.

The U.S. Military is in DU Denial -- “My name is John Marshall. I was exposed to DU (depleted uranium). I am 100 percent disabled and I am pissed-off. In fact, I was advised by a couple of my counselors not to do this [interview] because I’m so angry with the government—at the VA system, at the way I’m treated and other veterans are treated. It’s very impersonal. They don’t give you any time. They ask us to go fight their wars, do the dirty work and then they can’t take care of you.”

U.S. turns the globe into toxic wasteland -- When media reports first uncovered the use of banned weapons in Iraq by the U.S. occupying forces, the American Army and the Pentagon were quick to reject those reports as unfounded. Later on, the Pentagon admitted using chemical weapons in Iraq.

Radioactive Tank No. 9 comes limping home -- Across the plains of Kansas, destroyed, radioactive Abrams tanks, perched on railroad flatcars, rolled towards an uncertain future. Only one thing was certain. They would be radioactive forever. This would be their everlasting death mask. The Pentagon deceptively calls it "depleted uranium."

Emergence of the Gospel of Judas Offers a Tangled Tale of Its Own -- When the National Geographic Society announced to great fanfare last week that it had gained access to a 1,700-year-old document known as the Gospel of Judas, it described how a deteriorating manuscript, unearthed in Egypt three decades ago, had made its way through the shady alleys of the antiquities market to a safe-deposit box on Long Island and eventually to a Swiss art dealer who "rescued" it from obscurity. But there is even more to the story. READ MORE...

Army Reg #210-35: Civilian prison camps on Army installations -- This regulation provides Army policy and guidance for establishing civilian inmate labor programs and civilian prison camps on Army installations.

US allies losing ground on Iran’s nuclear advance -- With every new Iranian advance, hopes dim for keeping Teheran from acquiring nuclear weapons and as the United States and its allies try to delay that day experts and diplomats say they are losing ground.

Nine poultry farmers in India commit suicide after bird flu hits business -- Nine poultry farmers have committed suicide and thousands more face penury as the threat of bird flu has hit farmers hard in the Western state of Maharashtra, according to the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC).

Expert Says Bird Flu No Imminent Threat -- Even if bird flu does arrive on U.S. shores on the wings of a migratory bird, the virus is unlikely to make the inroads in poultry - or in people - that it has in less developed countries, the nation's top avian influenza expert says.

Secret Agreement Reveals Covert Program to Hide Reclassification from Public -- The National Archives and Records Administration secretly agreed to a covert effort, led by the Air Force, the CIA, and other still-hidden intelligence entities, to remove open-shelf archival records and reclassify them while disguising the results so that researchers would not complain, according to a previously secret Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The secret agreement, made between the Air Force and the National Archives, was declassified pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request by the National Security Archive and posted on the NARA website yesterday.

15 women lose jobs after attending rally; manager says they were warned -- A manager at a Detroit meatpacking plant said Monday that 15 immigrant women were fired last month after attending a protest for immigrant rights. He said they had been told that they would be terminated if they missed work on the day of the protest.

At Odds Over Anthrax -- The Federal Government Wants To Stockpile Anthrax Vaccines To Protect Americans From A Biological Attack; Critics Question Costs, Wonder If Effort Is Even Necessary

EXCLUSIVE: ROBO-JET PLAN TO STRIKE IRAN -- THE Pentagon has secret plans for a "remote control" blitz on Iran if it does not comply with demands to curb its nuclear programme.

Pentagon Insider: Why Iraq Was a Mistake -- Two senior military officers are known to have challenged Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the planning of the Iraq war. Army General Eric Shinseki publicly dissented and found himself marginalized. Marine Lieut. General Greg Newbold, the Pentagon's top operations officer, voiced his objections internally and then retired, in part out of opposition to the war. Here, for the first time, Newbold goes public with a full-throated critique....READ MORE...

Skype: NSA concerned over computer phone service -- Skype and other widely used Internet communications devices, including e-mail, threaten the NSA's ability to gather intelligence and to do so legally, National Journal reported Monday.

Hersh: Our Military Is ‘Very Loyal to the President, But They’re Getting to the Edge’ -- New Yorker journalist Seymour Hersh addressed the uproar at the highest levels of the U.S. military over plans to launch a massive strike against Iran that would include nuclear weapons. (Watch the video and read the full transcript by clicking the clickable link).

Berlusconi Says He Will Contest Vote -- Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday challenged his opponent's wisp of a victory in the divisive national elections, alternately suggesting a recount, or a German-style grand coalition government.

Port of Houston included in plans for new corridor for the Mexican Border -- Texas highway officials said Monday they are seeking proposals to build a leg of the Trans-Texas Corridor from North Texas to Mexico, with connections to the Port of Houston. The route, designated I-69/TTC would be the second segment in what Gov. Rick Perry proposes as a statewide network of corridors, each up to 1,200 feet wide in places, with separate toll lanes for trucks and cars, tracks for freight and passenger rail and space for pipelines and power cables.

Tens of thousands of people rally for illegal alien equal rights downtown Houston Monday -- Tens of thousands of people skipped work on Monday, scooped up their children and flocked to downtown Houston to demand equal rights for immigrants in one of dozens of demonstrations held around the nation. Crowd estimates varied from 10,000 at mid-day to at least 50,000 as the march reached its peak.

Veterans Beware of Fake VAS -- Area veterans and retired veterans are being warned of a scam by an organization called Veterans Affairs Services that is attempting to gather personal informational under false pretenses.

Debate Flares Over Vaccines, Autism Link -- Debate over a possible tie between mercury-containing vaccines and autism flared up this week as activist groups launched a campaign accusing federal health agencies and prominent researchers of manipulating scientific findings on the link.

Battle Lines Drawn Over Mercury in Shots -- As lawmakers in about 20 states press for bans on mercury in children's vaccines, they are meeting stiff resistance from influential health and medical organizations, including groups that get substantial funding from drug makers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Child suspended for not taking Ritalin -- Lawsuit raises issues over behavioural drugs. A 12-year-old Quebec boy was suspended from school last week when his mother refused to give him Ritalin after it had been prescribed for him.

Afghan Market Goods Include U.S. Secrets, Data On Troops -- No more than 200 yards from the main gate of the sprawling U.S. base here, stolen computer drives containing classified military assessments of enemy targets, naming corrupt Afghan officials and describing American defenses are on sale in the local bazaar.

Iran Reaches Key Step in Nuclear Process -- Iran has successfully enriched uranium for the first time, a major development in its fuel cycle technology, news agencies quoted former President Hashemi Rafsanjani as saying Tuesday. Current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad added that Iran ``will soon join the club of countries with nuclear technology.''

Florida official refuses to recite oath -- A newly elected village council member is suing the municipality to have the oath of office declared unconstitutional because it supports the federal government, something he says he does not do.

Elderly Woman Ticketed For Walking Too Slowly -- An 82-year-old woman has received a $114 ticket for taking too long to cross a street in the San Fernando Valley, Calif.

Immigrants Rally in Scores of Cities for Legal Status -- Waving American flags and blue banners that read "We Are America," throngs of cheering, chanting immigrants and their supporters converged on the nation's capital and in scores of other cities on Monday calling on Congress to offer legal status and citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants.

Contact Lens Solution Eyed in Fungus Outbreak -- Bausch & Lomb voluntarily suspended shipment of a contact lens solution ( ReNu with MoistureLoc made at its Greenville, S.C., plant) after federal health officials linked it Monday to a fungal eye infection that can cause temporary blindness.

Only vaccination will not curb polio -- What is surprising is that all the cases of polio that have been detected in India in the past few years, have contracted it despite being vaccinated.

FORGET ABOUT CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ, ONE IS COMING TO AMERICA By Pastor Chuck Baldwin -- While American troops are hunkered down in "safe zones" in Iraq trying to stay out of an escalating civil war, our government seems oblivious to a growing threat of civil war right here in the United States.

Powell: U.S. mistakes hurting Iraq now -- "We made some serious mistakes in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Baghdad," Powell told the National School Board Association's annual conference in Chicago. "We didn't have enough troops on the ground. We didn't impose our will. And as a result, an insurgency got started, and ... it got out of control."

Phone-Jamming Records Point to White House -- Key figures in a phone-jamming scheme designed to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in 2002 had regular contact with the White House and Republican Party as the plan was unfolding, phone records introduced in criminal court show.

The Carlyle Group acquired Dunkin' Brands from France's Pernod Ricard SA for $2.43 billion -- Dunkin' Donuts launches new ads amid national expansion.

THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGES GOES GLOBAL -- With stock exchanges around the world going public, it is the New York Stock Exchange that is the last of the private non-profit companies to offer shares to the public.

Fungus outbreak showing up in wearers of soft contact lenses -- In an outbreak that so far has puzzled health officials, a potentially damaging fungus is infecting the eyes of a small but growing number of people in South Florida and elsewhere who wear soft contact lenses, Miami researchers said Wednesday.

Young Officers Leaving Army at a High Rate -- Young Army officers, including growing numbers of captains who leave as soon as their initial commitment is fulfilled, are bailing out of active-duty service at rates that have alarmed senior officers. Last year, more than a third of the West Point class of 2000 left active duty at the earliest possible moment, after completing their five-year obligation.

Military Plays Up Role of Zarqawi -- The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, according to internal military documents and officers familiar with the program. The effort has raised his profile in a way that some military intelligence officials believe may have overstated his importance and helped the Bush administration tie the war to the organization responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

More on Al Qaeda - the database -- Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that "Al Qaeda" is not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. Courtesy of World Affairs, a journal based in New Delhi, WMR can bring you an important excerpt from an Apr.-Jun. 2004 article by Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military intelligence.

THE IRAN PLANS -- Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups. The officials say that President Bush is determined to deny the Iranian regime the opportunity to begin a pilot program, planned for this spring, to enrich uranium.

Report: Bush Considers Nuclear Strikes on Iran -- The Bush administration is planning to use nuclear weapons against Iran, to prevent it acquiring its own atomic warheads, according to a new report.

Vermont labeled “rogue state” by Bush administration -- Efforts to impeach the president are helping to place Vermont on a new list of “rogue states” being circulated by the Bush administration, the Vermont Guardian has learned. The designation comes just weeks after the Bush administration’s release a National Security Strategy (NSS), and outline of U.S. foreign policy aims, and how to achieve them. The policy, which is an update of a strategy first outlined in 2002, provides wide-ranging guidance for all U.S. agencies.

Cool Butterflies With Transparent Wings -- If you love the oddities of nature as much as I do, you'll enjoy this group of butterfly pictures from the Nymphalidae family, commonly known as the Glasswings. In fact, they are one of the more common clearwing species living mainly in Central America and Mexico, according to Wikipedia.

Lung Cancer Epidemic from DU Has Begun in U.S. -- In the year 2005 there were 175,000 new cases of lung cancer in the United States. The months of January and February of 2006 have already yielded 172,000 new cases of lung cancer in our nation. What has lead to this shocking new development?

Uranium’s Effect On DNA Established -- The use of depleted uranium in munitions and weaponry is likely to come under intense scrutiny now that new research that found that uranium can bind to human DNA. The finding will likely have far-reaching implications for returned soldiers, civilians living in what were once war-zones and people who might live near uranium mines or processing facilities.

ASPARTAME AND OTHER SO-CALLED "ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS" NEWS AND ARTICLES -- (Excellent Reference Site)! Thanks to Dwayne for sending our way.

Pilot Sues Air Force Over Mistaken Bombing -- A decorated pilot involved in a friendly fire bombing in Afghanistan that killed four Canadian soldiers is suing the Air Force, accusing it of ruining his reputation.

Kennesaw Crime Statistics and Crime Data (Kennesaw, GA) -- click on the link to see the comparison with your town. Made SITE OF THE DAY!!  (Thanks to Billy-Joe: Mauldin for sending our way!!)

Nanotech Product Recall Underscores Need for Nanotech Moratorium: Is the Magic Gone? -- ETC Group today renewed its 2003 call for a global moratorium on nanotech lab research and a recall of consumer products containing engineered nanoparticles.

Wanna read something scary? -- This will make your blood run cold! It is 63 pages long, and very unnerving, when one considers this CRIME FAMILY is in control of our nation.

FDA/UN ATTEMPTS TO SCUTTLE AMERICA & YOUR ACCESS TO DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS -- New Article Documents Extreme Importance of ACTING NOW!

Women and jobless armed by Chavez to resist 'US invasion' -- The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is recruiting and training a people's militia to help lead a "war of resistance" against what he claims is the threat of a US invasion. Housewives, students, construction workers and the unemployed are being recruited for the country's Territorial Guard. The first training sessions with firearms have already taken place.

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space -- Many links and articles.

Debate Flares Over Vaccines and Autism -- Debate over a possible tie between mercury-containing vaccines and autism flared up this week as activist groups launched a campaign accusing federal health agencies and prominent researchers of manipulating scientific findings on the link.

Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation -- Truth crusaders Walter and Rodriguez to appear on Hugo Chavez's weekly TV broadcast.

WHO reports severe shortage of health workers in 57 countries -- The World Health Report 2006, published by the World Health Organization (WHO), says there is an acute shortage of qualified health workers in 57 countries, adversely affecting the implementation of health programs to combat major diseases such as A IDS/H IV, Malaria, and TB.

Plane carrying House members fired on with Russian missile -- Three congressman have confirmed they were aboard a C-130 flight to Kuwait from Iraq in January when they were attacked by a sophisticated Russian SA-18 shoulder-fired missile that required the U.S. plane to employ high-technology countermeasures to avoid being hit.

Bush 'is planning nuclear strikes on Iran's secret sites' -- The Bush administration is planning to use nuclear weapons against Iran, to prevent it acquiring its own atomic warheads, claims an investigative writer with high-level Pentagon and intelligence contacts.

Lawyer: Bush Left Leak Details to Cheney -- President Bush declassified sensitive intelligence in 2003 and authorized its public disclosure to rebut Iraq war critics, but he did not specifically direct that Vice President Dick Cheney ‘s former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, be the one to disseminate the information, an attorney knowledgeable about the case said Saturday.

Marines Attempt to Stabilize Syrian Border -- Hundreds of Marines now live in 13 "battle positions" in five riverside cities, near where the Euphrates River enters Iraq from Syria. The new positioning allows them to launch more patrols especially foot patrols but also increases their exposure to attacks because they travel in smaller numbers.

US blueprint for 125 nuclear bombs a year -- THE Bush Administration has unveiled a blueprint for rebuilding the US's decrepit nuclear weapons complex, including restoration of a large-scale bomb manufacturing facility.

Meet The Carlyle Group -- Former World Leaders and Washington Insiders Making Billions in the War on Terrorism.

Giuliani testifies in Moussaoui trial phase -- Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani retold the now-familiar tale of his own harrowing experience in debris-choked lower Manhattan on Sept. 11.

McKinney apologizes for run-in (Congresswoman allegedly assaulted police officer) -- Under increasing pressure from House Democratic leaders, Rep. Cynthia McKinney took to the House floor Thursday to apologize for an incident in which she allegedly assaulted a Capitol police officer at a security checkpoint.

Senate Deal on Immigration Falters -- Senate leaders reached agreement Thursday on a broad, bipartisan compromise that would put the vast majority of the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship, but its prospects for passage grew more uncertain as Republicans and Democrats clashed late into the night over parliamentary procedure.

Giuliani Predicts Another Terror Attack -- Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani predicted Tuesday that 9/11 would not go down in history as the only large-scale terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

FDA OKs first attention deficit patch -- The FDA on Thursday approved the first skin patch to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

U.S. Officials Are Mulling Iran Strikes, Experts Say -- Key players in the Bush administration think a military confrontation with Iran is unavoidable, leading to stepped up military planning for such a prospect, according to several experts and recently departed senior government officials.

Attacking Iran May Trigger Terrorism -- As tensions increase between the United States and Iran, U.S. intelligence and terrorism experts say they believe Iran would respond to U.S. military strikes on its nuclear sites by deploying its intelligence operatives and Hezbollah teams to carry out terrorist attacks worldwide.

Norovirus outbreak kills 2 in Washington -- A viral outbreak at a retirement center has left two people dead and sickened more than 40 residents and workers, authorities said. Clark County health officials said Thursday they have asked the 180 residents of the Cascade Inn to stay in their rooms and urged friends and family not to visit until the outbreak of norovirus runs its course. Social activities have been canceled.
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CDC info on NOROVIRUS

Libby: Bush authorized leak of Iraq intelligence -- A former top government aide told a grand jury that President Bush authorized him through Vice President Dick Cheney in 2003 to leak sensitive undisclosed information to support the public case for going to war in Iraq, according to court papers.

Animal ID system to be in place by 2009 -- Authorities trying to limit disease outbreaks will be able to trace livestock movements from birth to slaughter by 2009, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Thursday.

Lawmakers want junk food out of schools -- Trying to shrink the growing waistlines of children, lawmakers want to expel soda, candy bars, chips and other junk food from the nation's schools.

Counting the many ways sugar harms your health -- In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. Read the following list of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

The World's 10 Best-Selling Drugs -- Global drug sales rose 7% annually to a whopping $602 billion. Lipitor still reigns as the top seller.

John Birch mentioned in CointelPro Report -- Here is the URL to the John Birch Society mention in the Cointelpro web site. Just use the "Edit" and "Find" function at the top browser and search for Birch. It will bring you to the JBS portion of the report.

"National Champion Requests Pentagon Confirmation from Rumsfeld" -- What Mr. Paul Sheridan asked for was simple - He asked for A simple, straightforward letter that was authored and personally signed by Secretary Rumsfeld confirming that there was no doubt in his mind that American Airline Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on September the 11, 2001.

Why signing a waiver to avoid vaccines can be considered abuse -- "The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors ask parents who refuse to vaccinate their children to sign a waiver indicating they are aware of the risks of refusal." By endorsing this particular waiver, parents would essentially be signing an admission of neglect and/or "abuse" for refusing vaccines. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING!! A MUST READ ARTICLE!

So You’ve Decided Not to Vaccinate…Now What? -- Due to the growing number of people wanting to claim legal exemptions to state mandated vaccines for daycare, public and private schools, colleges and employment, Alan Phillips has attempted to crystallize the legal issues many face when dealing with bureaucrats and how to minimize problems while successfully obtaining legal exemptions.

Helen and Sylvia, the new face of terrorism -- Two grandmothers from Yorkshire face up to a year in prison after becoming the first people to be arrested under the Government's latest anti-terror legislation.

Court can hear 9/11 cockpit tape -- The cockpit recording from the hijacked aeroplane which crashed in Pennsylvania on 11 September 2001 can be played in a courtroom, a US judge has ruled.

FDA Warns Maker of Anthrax Vaccine -- Federal drug regulators have accused a California company of breaking the law by making exaggerated claims about the purity and effectiveness of a new vaccine for anthrax, a fresh blow for a troubled $1 billion program at the center of the government's plans to counter bioterrorism.

Quinolones cause degeneration of the retina -- QUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS TOXICITY - Check out the recommended Websites.

Adverse reactions of Cipro -- "I continue to receive frequent reports from people who have developed severe, sometimes disabling symptoms while taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics (quinolones) such as Cipro, Levaquin, Floxin, or Tequin. Many of these people are young and physically fit -- some were high intensity athletes -- until taking a quinolone. These reactions are very serious, and many people have written to me seeking information or suggestions. This article represents my knowledge of the issue."

Dagoba Organic Chocolate Recalls -- Dagoba Organic Chocolate of Ashland, OR is recalling their "ECLIPSE 87%," "LOS RIOS 68%," and "PRIMA MATERA 100%" dark chocolate products in retail and bulk formats because they contain high levels of lead.

Avian flu for cats and dogs -- Five leading European scientists are criticizing officials involved in human and animal health in an article appearing today, saying the officials are not doing enough to monitor cats, dogs and other carnivores for their possible role in transmitting avian influenza.

Biological Threat And Executive Order 13292 -- Avian Flu To Be Used As Pretext For Attack, Not Iran's Nuclear Program. History repeats itself, but always with new twists. We are back to the good old days when a Declaration of War preceded the start of a war. Such a declaration occurred on March 16th, 2006.

http://www.pandemicflu.gov -- One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Schools Told to Prepare for Bird Flu -- The nation's schools, recognized incubators of respiratory diseases among children, are being told to plan for the possibility of an outbreak of bird flu.
Additional Article: Schools Planning -- http://www.pandemicflu.gov

US launches major military exercises in the Caribbean as a warning to Venezuela and Cuba -- According to a press release by the US Southern Command on Monday, March 27: "A U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group will deploy from the U.S. east coast to the Caribbean Sea to conduct Operation Partnership of the Americas from early April through late May 2006."

Bush preps historic Third Term By Thomas Greene -- The US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the office of the White House Counsel are preparing a draft document laying out the President's wartime authority to remain in office past 2008, The Register has learned.

Urgent warning of imminent cataclysm in Northwestern United States -- Within months, and possibly weeks, the northwestern coast of the United States will experience a tectonic and volcanic cataclysm quite unlike any other in recorded history. In the process, millions of people will die or be injured. The American economy will be shaken to its very foundations. In the process, a draconian form of martial law will be declared that will make our once cherished institute of constitutional democracy a thing of the past.

Hussein Charged With Genocide in 50,000 Deaths -- The Iraqi court trying Saddam Hussein announced Tuesday that it had charged him with genocide, saying he sought to annihilate the Kurdish people in 1988, when the military killed at least 50,000 Kurdish civilians and destroyed 2,000 villages.

Former Head Of Star Wars Program Says Cheney Main 9/11 Suspect -- The former head of the Star Wars missile defense program under Presidents Ford and Carter has gone public to say that the official version of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory and his main suspect for the architect of the attack is Vice President Dick Cheney.

Homeland Deputy Arrested in Seduction Case -- The deputy press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was charged with using a computer to seduce a child after authorities said he struck up sexual conversations with an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Alex Jones appearance on MTV -- Alex Jones appeared on MTV last week amid the height of the Charlie Sheen 9/11 story. Click the above link to watch the video.

Donald Rumsfeld Rakes in $5 Million For Tamiflu -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has made more than $5 million from selling shares in the firm that discovered and developed the flu drug Tamiflu.

Moussaoui Defiant After Jury's Verdict -- A federal jury found al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui eligible Monday to be executed, linking him directly to the horrific Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and concluding that his lies to FBI agents led to at least one death on that day.

Biosolids spreading a concern -- Several Warkworth-area residents (Ontario area), who took ill around the same time last fall and continue to suffer “debilitating bouts of sickness to this day,” say their health problems have been caused by biosolids being spread on a nearby farm field.

Probe of US Rep. McKinney sent to prosecutors -- U.S. Capitol Police on Monday gave its findings about Rep. Cynthia McKinney to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which will decide whether to charge the Georgia Democrat for a run-in last week with a police officer.

INFLATION AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE By Joan Veon -- It’s about time Americans woke up to the fact that their future is intricately woven into the web of a black widow spider called “The Federal Reserve.”

Rule change could allow sale of your tax return -- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is quietly moving to loosen the once-inviolable privacy of federal income-tax returns. If it succeeds, accountants and other tax-return preparers, for the first time, will be able to sell information from individual returns — or even entire returns — to marketers and data brokers.

Mass graves planned if bird flu pandemic reaches Britain -- Mass burials are being considered by the Home Office as part of contingency plans for a possible avian flu pandemic.

Terrorism & Security Awareness Orientation for State Employees -- A Virginia training manual used to help state employees recognize terrorist’s lists anti-government and property rights activists as terrorists and includes binoculars, video cameras, pads and notebooks in a compendium of terrorist tools.

Chavez to start 9/11 Investigation -- Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation
Truth crusaders Walter and Rodriguez to appear on Hugo Chavez's weekly TV broadcast

Bird flu: the secret Cabinet document -- THE death toll from a bird flu pandemic in Britain could be more than 700,000, according to a confidential government report seen by The Scotsman.

Right-wing bloggers attack freed hostage for 'treason' -- The freed American hostage Jill Carroll arrived home after 83 days of captivity in Iraq yesterday - to a barrage of criticism from Right-wingers who accused her of showing too much sympathy for her kidnappers.

Freed American Journalist Jill Carroll Is Reunited With Her Family -- Jill Carroll, the American reporter who was held hostage for 82 days in Iraq, arrived in the United States on Sunday and was whisked from the airport here for a joyful reunion with her family.

Rice's UK trip a 'PR nightmare' -- Anti-Iraq protests again dogged Rice and her host, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, throughout her two-day trip to his constituency of Blackburn, a dreary former mill town of 100 000 people best known as a footnote in a Beatles song.

Is America Facing an Economic Disaster? -- The richest, most powerful nation on earth faces a fiscal "tsunami" which threatens to overwhelm Government and citizens alike. Who says so? America's auditor in chief, David Walker, whose job it is to oversee all Federal spending.

Prosecution of Midwife Casts Light on Home Births -- Doctors, legislators and prosecutors in Indiana and in the nine other states with laws prohibiting midwifery by people other than doctors and nurses say home births supervised by midwives present grave and unacceptable medical risks. Nurse-midwives in Indiana are permitted to deliver babies at home, but most work in hospitals.

America's war on the web -- While the US remains committed to hunting down al-Qaeda operatives, it is now taking the battle to new fronts. Deep within the Pentagon, technologies are being deployed to wage the war on terror on the internet, in newspapers and even through mobile phones. Investigations editor Neil Mackay reports.

Iran will test more weapons in Gulf wargames -- Iran said it would test fire a powerful torpedo on Monday and more missiles on Tuesday as part of a week of wargames in the Gulf, a senior naval officer told state television.

Condoleezza Rice and Jack Straw in Iraq to break government deadlock -- US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Britain’s Jack Straw flew in secret into Baghdad yesterday in a dramatic bid to break a deadlock over forming a unity government that can halt a slide to civil war.

US tornadoes kill 14 -- Storms and tornadoes have killed at least 14 people in the United States. Most of the deaths occurred in the Dyersburg area of northwest Tennessee. Two people were also killed in St Louis.

Two American helicopter pilots killed after Apache shot down near Baghdad -- The U.S. military said Sunday that the bodies of two American pilots killed when their Apache helicopter crashed near Baghdad were recovered and the aircraft was probably shot down. Three other U.S. soldiers were reported killed in Baghdad and northern Iraq.

Mumps strikes 245 in Iowa & spreading to other states -- A total of 245 confirmed, probable and suspect cases of mumps have been reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), according to the state health agency.

Bush Authorizes Use of Quarantine Powers in Cases of Bird Flu -- President Bush signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the government to impose a quarantine to deal with any outbreak of a particularly lethal variation of influenza now found in Southeast Asia.

Government in secret talks about strike against Iran -- The Government is to hold secret talks with defence chiefs tomorrow to discuss possible military strikes against Iran.

March 2006 (RE-Fresh your browser often)

Army Bans Use of Privately Bought Armor -- Soldiers will no longer be allowed to wear
body armor other than the protective gear issued by the military, Army officials said Thursday, the latest twist in a running battle over the equipment the Pentagon gives its troops in Iraq and
Afghanistan.

City releases 911 calls from Sept. 11, editing out cries for help -- An appeals court ruled last year that the public could only hear the voices of 911 operators and other government employees on the tapes, saying the frantic calls of victims in the burning twin towers were too intense and emotional to be released without families' consent.

Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation -- Billionaire philanthropist Jimmy Walter and WTC survivor William Rodriguez this week embarked on a groundbreaking trip to Caracas Venezuela in which they met with with the President of the Assembly and will soon meet with Venezuelan President himself Hugo Chavez in anticipation of an official Venezuelan government investigation into 9/11.

U.S. Demands Files From ISPs, Tech Firms -- Justice Department is demanding internal files from dozens of Internet service providers and other technology firms as it seeks to defend a controversial Internet child protection law.

Bush spends heavily to get message out -- The Bush administration, amid record budget deficits, has been spending huge amounts on advertising and public relations contracts to counter a hostile media environment. (Thanks Jeani)

Plans for Massive Blast in Nev. Draw Fire -- Plans for a Pentagon-led experiment that involves detonating 700 tons of explosives in the desert drew criticism from state leaders and a disarmament activist. The explosion scheduled for June 2 at the Nevada Test Site is part of an effort to design a weapon that can penetrate solid rock formations in which a country might store nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction.

Bird-Flu Pandemic Would Likely Start in California??? -- If a bird-flu pandemic does hit the United States, it may well start in California and spread across the country in just two to four weeks. And the best way to slow its spread would be to have workers stay at home.

Australian Web Site Forced To Shut Down -- One week before the third anniversary of the criminal invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Australian government forced the closure of a satirical web site that powerfully exposed several key lies told by Prime Minister John Howard to justify participation in the US-led war.

Gov't Weighs How Much to Spend on Levees -- With a limited role in helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina's wrath, the federal government is weighing how much it should spend to improve levees there, the Bush administration's recovery coordinator says.

The Dam is Breaking on the 9/11 Cover-Up -- More Stars Go Public with Demands for 9/11 Investigation, Others to Follow.

American hostage Jill Carroll freed in Iraq -- After 3-month ordeal, reporter says she was treated well, ‘happy to be free’.

U.S. firm offers 'private armies' for low-intensity conflicts -- A leading U.S. security firm has offered to provide forces for any counter-insurgency mission around the world.

Bush in Mexico for border talks -- On Thursday and Friday, when President Bush meets in Cancun with President Vicente Fox, there will be no topic more pressing than the border -- "La Linea," as Mexicans call it -- a barrier that dominates a relationship marked both by enormous potential and overwhelming problems. Bush arrived in Cancun Wednesday night.

U.N. gives Iran 30 days to clear suspicions -- The U.N. Security Council gave Iran 30 days to clear up suspicions that it is seeking nuclear weapons, and key members turned their focus on what to do if Iran refuses to suspend uranium enrichment and allow more intrusive inspections.

Pentagon blocked move to make water safer -- The Pentagon stalled efforts to clean water supplies contaminated by a carcinogenic chemical despite evidence that it posed a significant health risk to millions of people.

Can the U.S. stop China's strategic and geo-political influence -- Listed are a few websites to check out.

Pentagon denounces Halliburton's 'overwhelmingly negative' performance in Iraq -- A new report reveals that Pentagon officials and investigators have harshly criticized Halliburton’s oil reconstruction work in Iraq, citing “profound systemic problems,” “exorbitant indirect costs,” “misleading” and “distorted” cost reports, a “lack of cost control,” an “overwhelmingly negative” evaluation, and an “obstructive” corporate attitude toward oversight.

More Human Remains Found Near WTC Site -- Construction workers cleaning toxic waste from a vacant skyscraper near the World Trade Center site have found more bone fragments and human remains, officials said Tuesday.

Card resigns as White House chief of staff; budget director Bolten takes over -- Struggling to revive his troubled presidency, President George W. Bush replaced his longtime chief of staff Andy Card with budget director Joshua Bolten on Tuesday and gave Bolten authority to make further changes in a White House staff even Republicans have complained is tired, insular and lacking fresh ideas.

War Without End -- The war in Iraq arrives on America's shores by gurney. More than 16,000 U.S. soldiers have been wounded -- almost 400 have lost arms, legs, hands or feet. Each injury ripples through lives with its own pattern and force. And as two soldiers and their families are discovering, the war will be with them forever. (Four Part series of articles)

Virginia Training Manual Lists Property Rights Activists As Terrorists -- A Virginia training manual used to help state employees recognize terrorists lists anti-government and property rights activists as terrorists and includes binoculars, video cameras, pads and notebooks in a compendium of terrorist tools.

Eclipse Tomorrow Will Blot Out the Sun -- Wednesday's eclipse will blot out the sun in highly populated areas, including west Africa, where governments scrambled to educate people about the dangers of looking at the eclipse without proper eye protection.

Moussaoui admits a role in 9/11 plot -- Zacarias Moussaoui, who is facing the death penalty for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, took the witness stand in his own defense Monday, only to bolster the government's case by acknowledging the charges in the indictment against him and adding a few new, self-incriminating statements. He said he knew in advance of al-Qaida's plans to fly jetliners into the World Trade Center and asserted that he had been training to fly another plane into the White House. He said that he was to have been accompanied on the suicidal mission by Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber" who was later convicted in a separate failed attempt to blow up a plane in flight.

Charlie Sheen's Statement to the London Guardian -- Charlie Sheen felt compelled to respond to one of many hit-pieces against him, a column written for the London Guardian and carried by British commonwealth newspapers worldwide. Sheen sent his statement to The Australian newspaper. This is his full statement minus a phone number to his manager so that the paper could confirm its authenticity. This is a direct challenge for them to debate the facts.

Bush-Blair Iraq war memo revealed -- The New York Times says it has seen a memo which shows that the US president was firmly set on the path to war two months before the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Radioactive Matter Gets Into U.S. in Test -- Installing radiation detectors at U.S. entry points is taking too long and costing too much, says a congressional watchdog agency whose undercover investigators breached security by slipping nuclear material into the United States.

Interpol says al-Qaeda preparing to engage in biological warfare -- Interpol says there is enough evidence to show al-Qaeda is preparing to engage in biological warfare. It says the 11th volume of al-Qaeda's Encyclopedia of Jihad, for example, is devoted to chemical and biological weapons. Captured terrorist suspects have also admitted that their organisations are plotting potential biological attacks.

GUEST WORKER PROGRAM CLEARS KEY SENATE PANEL -- With emotions about the issue running high across the country, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday agreed to a wide-ranging bill that would let the 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States work toward citizenship without requiring them to return first to their home countries.

Bush Holding Off-The-Record Meetings With Reporters -- In an apparent effort to mend his relationship with the press, President George Bush has been holding off-the-record meetings with White House reporters for the past few days, an apparent first since he took office.

Investigators Enter US With "Dirty-Bomb" Material -- Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday.

80 Eyes on 2,400 People -- If terrorists come to tiny Dillingham, Alaska, security cameras will be ready. But privacy concerns have residents up in arms. A Homeland Security video system awaits terrorists in Dillingham, which is locked in ice six months a year.

THERE IS NO "GOOD NEWS" IN IRAQ -- President George W. Bush is spending his depleting "political capital" trying to salvage whatever he can from the unending mess in Iraq his madness created. But the career buck-passer says when U.S. troops will be withdrawn "will be decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq."

Soldiers Flee To Canada To Avoid Iraq Duty -- Hundreds of deserters from the US armed forces have crossed into Canada and are now seeking political refugee status there, arguing that violations of the rules of war in Iraq by the US entitle them to asylum.

Vaccines are often low on industry's agenda -- There is perhaps no single medical intervention that produces so much benefit for such little cost as a vaccine. But there's a catch. Vaccines need to be cheap. Industry needs to make money.

Vaccine program hopes for success where others failed -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's approach to childhood vaccines is built on the ashes of the failed Children's Vaccine Initiative (The idea behind the Children's Vaccine Initiative was to work with all the players in immunization, including industry, to find a new approach to vaccine development that could be sustained in developing countries).

If Putin is Supposed to be Bush's Friend, why did Russia help Saddam with Intelligence on U.S. Invasion? -- Check out these two articles!
  * President Welcomes Russian President Putin to the White House
  * Pentagon: Russia fed Saddam U.S. intel

The Immigration Debate Heats Up -- Volatile, divisive issue comes to a head this week with protests, politics.

Current Google Search of Charlie Sheen -- Check out the articles! (Thanks John)

Official warns of unsecured nuclear reactors -- One-third of the world's 130 civilian nuclear research reactors lack security upgrades needed to prevent theft of materials that terrorists could use to build an atomic bomb, the chief U.S. nuclear proliferation official says.

FEMA Director Warns Of Spring Season Tornadoes, Tells Residents To Prepare Now -- the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Director R. David Paulison told residents in tornado-prone areas across the United States to begin preparing for the severe weather that often comes with the spring season. “As the spring season approaches, it is important for residents in tornado-prone areas to plan now for how they will respond when disaster strikes,” said Paulison. “Taking time now to think ahead about what to do in the event of a tornado can help reduce the risk to your life, your home and your family.”

Vandals deface Mass. sign honoring soldier -- The family of a Green Beret who was one of the nation's first casualties in the war on terror in Afghanistan was outraged after discovering vandals had defaced a sign honoring the soldier with anti-war graffiti.

Biggest protest in city history hits tough immigration bill -- In the largest protest rally ever in Los Angeles, a crowd estimated at 500,000 jammed downtown streets Saturday to denounce a federal legislative proposal that would criminalize illegal immigration and require building a 700-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S.: Iraq on own to rebuild -- The head of the U.S.-led program to rebuild Iraq said Thursday that the Iraqi government can no longer count on U.S. funds and must rely on its own revenues and other foreign aid, particularly from Gulf nations.

Next Big Quake? Maybe East of Bay Area -- Several faults lurk beneath this region, including the San Andreas Fault on the west side of the Bay area, but geologists say the parallel Hayward on the Bay's east side is the most likely to snap next.

7,000 troops on call for World Cup -- As many as 7,000 troops will be on call in case of emergency at the World Cup, the German defense minister said in remarks released Saturday. Officials have said troops could be called in to help deal with major incidents such as a terrorist attack during the June 9-July 9 event.

Hurricane victims must start paying rent for FEMA trailers May 1 -- Victims of the 2004 hurricanes still living in temporary trailers will have to start paying rent May 1 and find somewhere else to live by late September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. The announcement Thursday affects more than 4,000 Florida families left homeless by Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. Rent will be based on location, resident's income and other factors.

ADHD drugs for kids need hallucination warning -- A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended Wednesday that the agency add information about a possible risk of hallucinations in children to the labels of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs.

FEMA breaks promise on Katrina contracts -- FEMA has broken its promise to reopen four multimillion-dollar no-bid contracts for Hurricane Katrina work, including three that federal auditors say wasted significant amounts of money.

Drug-Resistant Cases Of TB in U.S. Increase -- The number of cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is increasing in the United States, as is the fraction of those cases that is resistant to at least five antimicrobial drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there were 128 cases of multidrug-resistant TB in the United States in 2004, up from 113 the year before. This is the first increase in a decade.

'Insect-Cyborg' Surveillance Project Underway at DARPA -- The creation of hybrid insects implanted with miniature microphones, video recorders and sensors is the aim of a new initiative launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the R&D arm of the Pentagon. Although still in the concept stage, DARPA’s Microsystem’s Technology Office (MTO) is seeking to significantly bolster the ability of the Dept. of Defense (DoD) to conduct surveillance and intelligence-gathering missions -- a heightened monitoring power made possible by unleashing and directing swarms of insect-cyborgs. (Thanks to Susan for sending)

Alex Jones will appear again on CNN Headline News this evening (March 24, 2006) during the program Showbiz Tonight at 6pm CST. -- Be sure to tune in and check it out! Watch Alex's appearance on CNN's Showbiz Tonight in which he not only successfully defends Charlie Sheen but also batters the Globalists with a raft of facts on the 9/11 inside job.

"The World's Shame for Doing Too Little in Darfur" -- How will today's leaders explain their inaction in the face of what New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof dubbed, the "slow-motion genocide'' in the Darfur region of Western Sudan?

"Bush Says U.S. Troops Will Stay in Iraq Past '08: GOP Unrest Dismissed As Sign of Election Year" -- President Bush acknowledged yesterday that the war in Iraq is dominating nearly every aspect of his presidency, and he served notice for the first time that he expects the decision on when all U.S. troops come home to fall on his successors.

More Journalists Killed in Iraq War Than in Vietnam Conflict -- More journalists and media staffers have been killed during the Iraq war than during any conflict since World War II, Reporters Without Borders said Monday, the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

CNN Poll Shows Three-Quarters Support Sheen -- At time of press Showbiz Tonight's CNN poll shows 75% plus support Charlie Sheen's comments on 9/11. This figure is rising and we expect it to go higher before the poll closes.

Google Top News Headlines regarding Charlie Sheen -- Good direct links to numerous articles relating to the recent statements made by Charlie Sheen in regards to 9-11.

U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Firm to Check Cargo for Nukes -- In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps -- (Feb 08, 2006 Article but worth reading)
A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities." The contract -- announced Jan. 24 by the engineering and construction firm KBR -- calls for preparing for "an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs" in the event of other emergencies, such as "a natural disaster." The release offered no details about where Halliburton was to build these facilities, or when.

A Military Raid Frees 3 Hostages Held in Iraq -- The military rescue of three Christian peace activists held captive for four months in Iraq set off celebrations in Chicago, London and Toronto and raised hopes in the Iraqi capital that American hostage Jill Carroll could soon be set free.

Lead poisoning spurs jewelry recall -- Sportswear giant Reebok is recalling 300,000 children's charm bracelets in the United States because a four-year-old boy died from lead poisoning after swallowing a piece of the jewelry.

Bush warns Iran: don't touch our ally Israel -- President George W Bush issued a stark warning to Iran when he said that America's military would be ordered into action if Teheran carried out its threat to attack Israel.

"9/11 Truth?" on CNN last night (4/22) at 11 - Webster Tarpley clip will be on 911blogger.com -- Webster Tarpley and Charlie Sheen hit the Mainstream!!

VETERANS FOR PEACE -- Veterans Working Together for Peace & Justice Through Non-violence. Wage Peace!

Various Articles To check out on the many ANTI WAR Rally's being held! -- Check them out!

Thousands around the globe call for end of war! -- The third anniversary of the US-led war in Iraq drew tens of thousands of protesters around the world, with chants of “Stop the War”and calls for the withdrawal of troops.

Veterans For Peace Photos -- Link to Veterans & Survivors "Walkin' to New Orleans" - Photos by John Grant (a), Audrey Mantey (b), Claire Jakubiazn (c), & George McAnanama (d) of Veterans and Survivors march from Mobile to New Orleans.

Santa Barbara Peace March photos -- Veterans For Peace lead the Santa Barbara peace march on March 18th. About 400 marchers.

Funny how the media keeps these types of stories off TV! -- KARL MALONE BULLDOZES OVER KATRINA RED TAPE: NBA star brings trucks to haul away debris despite resistance from FEMA.

Amazing $20 Bill -- Does the new U.S. $20 Dollar Bill show hidden pictures of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks? You decide!


Click Here for larger image
Thanks to James (a Power Hour Listener) for sending our way.

Bush: Troops to Stay in Iraq for Years -- President Bush said Tuesday that American forces will remain in Iraq for years and it will be up to a future president to decide when to bring them all home. But defying critics and plunging polls, he declared, "I‘m optimistic we‘ll succeed. If not, I‘d pull our troops out."

U.S. Iraq Bases Permanent & Locations for "Missile Defense" -- U.S. officials talk of a long-term commitment, but they avoid using the word "permanent."

West Virginia Guard testing biometric ID gear By Rick Steelhammer -- Biometric identification gear developed in West Virginia is being used at the West Virginia National Guard’s headquarters buildings, as well as 10 field locations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iris-scanning identification technology produced through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Biometrics Fusion Center in Clarksburg is being used to control access to key offices in the Guard’s headquarters building.

F.B.I. Agent Testifies Superiors Didn't Pursue Moussaoui Case -- The F.B.I. agent who arrested and interrogated Zacarias Moussaoui just weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks told a jury on Monday how he had tried repeatedly to get his superiors in Washington to help confirm his certainty that Mr. Moussaoui was involved in an imminent terrorist airline hijacking plot.

Swat Team kills doctor -- The recent killing of an unarmed Virginia doctor has raised concerns about what some say is an explosion in the use of military-style police Swat teams in the United States.

Personal Computer of the Future? -- Check it out.

Autism Rates Fall With the Removal of Mercury -- The increase in reported cases of autism has not only slowed, but actually reversed now that thimerosal, a mercury-based vaccine preservative, has finally been removed from childhood vaccines.

Killing Women and Children: The “My Lai Phase” Of The Iraq War -- Information Clearing House article By Mike Whitney. March 15 was another defining moment in America’s downward moral-spiral in Iraq. Eleven members of an Iraqi family were killed in a wanton act of slaughter executed by American occupiers.
WARNING BEFORE VIEWING:
This article has very graphic intense photos.

Depleted Uranium In India, Spreading Worldwide -- We are still waiting to see if any of the nations in Europe wake up to the fact that they got "peppered" with DU too, since the Aldermaston DU would have to have come across them to have made it to the UK.

MS drug Tysabri should return to market-US panel -- A panel of independent experts on Wednesday unanimously urged the U.S. return of Biogen Idec's multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri, a medicine abruptly pulled from the market last year after it was linked to a life-threatening side effect.

Combat veterans, families invited to forum on PTSD -- Maine veterans and their loved ones may want to mark their calendars for a coming presentation on post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Senator Inn in Augusta.

Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story -- Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it.

U.S. puts machine-guns on Great Lakes coast guard vessels -- For the first time since 1817, U.S. Coast Guard vessels on the Great Lakes are being outfitted with weapons – machine-guns capable of firing 600 bullets a minute. Until now, coast guard officers have been armed with handguns and rifles, but the vessels themselves haven't been equipped with weapons.

Chavez blasts Bush as "donkey" and "drunkard" -- "You are a donkey, Mr. Bush," said Chavez, speaking in English on his weekly Sunday broadcast. "You're an alcoholic Mr. Danger, or rather, you're a drunkard," Chavez said, referring to Bush by a nickname he frequently uses to describe the U.S. president.

NYC cops used covert tactics, `proactive arrests' at protests -- In five internal reports made public Thursday as part of a lawsuit, New York City police commanders candidly discuss how they had successfully used "proactive arrests," covert surveillance and psychological tactics at political demonstrations in 2002, and recommend those approaches be employed at future gatherings.

One Morning in Haditha -- Last November, U.S. Marines killed 15 Iraqi civilians in their homes. Was it self-defense, an accident or cold-blooded revenge? A Time exclusive By TIM MCGIRK.

Soldiers going Awol have trebled since the invasion of Iraq -- The number of soldiers absconding from the British Army has trebled since the invasion of Iraq, raising fears that the military is facing a crisis in morale.

Is Another 9-11 in the Works - by Paul Craig Roberts -- Readers, whose thinking runs ahead of that of most of us, tell me that another 9/11 event will prepare the ground for a nuclear attack on Iran. Some readers say that Bush, or Israel as in Israel’s highly provocative attack on the Jericho jail and kidnapping of prisoners with American complicity, will provoke a second attack on the US. Others say that Bush or the neoconservatives working with some "black ops" group will orchestrate the attack.

RFID VULNERABLE TO VIRUS ATTACKS -- Security researchers are warning RFID systems are vulnerable to viruses that could wreak havoc on databases around the world and potentially facilitate a terrorist attack.

Pictures from the James Bond movie “Diamonds are Forever” -- The men on the platform are wearing UN colored uniforms. Could this be meant to be Symbolic as movies often use symbolism?

Attorney on leave for losing death sentence -- The government lawyer whose improper coaching of witnesses and other actions have jeopardized the death penalty case against Zacarias Moussaoui has been forced to take a leave from the Transportation Security Administration, a department spokeswoman said Thursday.

News update on the Vietnam Vet who was arrested earlier this week when he crossed the US border -- The U.S military has released the British Columbia man arrested last week for deserting the U.S. Marine Corps nearly 40 years ago at the height of the Vietnam War.

Sane Chinese Put in Asylum, Doctors Find -- Dutch psychiatrists have determined that a prominent Chinese dissident who spent 13 years in a police-run psychiatric institution in Beijing did not have mental problems that would justify his incarceration, two human rights groups said Thursday.

Halliburton failed to purify GI's water -- A Halliburton Co. expert warned in an internal report last year that the contractor (KBR) had failed to ensure safe washing water for U.S. troops throughout Iraq, and the Pentagon's internal watchdog said Thursday, (March 16, 2006) it will investigate the matter. (What took so long?)

Drug test volunteers end up in intensive care -- Six men were seriously ill in hospital last night after taking part in a trial for an experimental leukemia drug.

Chiron Withdraws Measles Vaccine -- The biotech company linked to recent flu shot shortages said Thursday that it was recalling and withdrawing a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine it supplies to developing countries and Italy because of a higher rate of adverse effects than similar vaccines.

US Launches Largest Iraqi Air Assault Since Invasion -- US and Iraqi forces on Thursday launched the largest air assault operation since the invasion of Iraq nearly three years ago, the US military said.
More than 50 aircraft are involved in Operation Swarmer, supporting more than 1,500 Iraqi and US troops near Samarra, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

Dennis Kyne files lawsuit -- According to the suit, then-Deputy Commissioner of Legal Matters Stephen L. Hammerman was personally involved in trumping up charges against Mr. Kyne, an Operation Desert Storm veteran who was in NYC during the RNC to speak out against the military’s use of Depleted Uranium (“DU”) in Iraq and the ongoing harm it has caused him and other United States Armed Forces veterans.

Washington State to study Depleted Uranium -- Washington would become the third state to study the effects of depleted uranium on returning National Guard troops under a budget proviso state legislators approved last week.

HOMELESS VETERANS TO BE FOCUS OF THURSDAY’S (March 16, 2006) HEARING -- A hearing to examine homelessness among military veterans will be held Thursday, March 16, by the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Chairman Larry Craig announced today. The hearing, titled, "Looking At Our Homeless Veterans Programs: How Effective Are They?" will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern in room 418 of the Russell Senate Office Building.

Human H5N1 cases in Azerbaijan called likely -- Authorities in Azerbaijan have reported that three people who died of suspected avian influenza were infected with an H5 virus, and further tests very likely will confirm it to be H5N1, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

10-year-old boy prisoner of Guantanamo Bay -- found innocent after two years of detainment.

Four nations confirm bird flu, China faces struggle -- Four Asian nations confirmed the presence of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu on Thursday while China said it faced a long struggle to contain the disease before the arrival of flu-carrying migratory birds in spring.

Need to re-new your fishing license in Texas? -- You might be surprised who ends up with your personal information!

Grizzly Adams® Productions Acquires TV/DVD Rights to Two Best-Selling Books, "Apocalypse Soon" and "The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse " -- Patrick Heron has been a guest on The Power Hour! Congratulations goes out to Patrick Heron!

Pickens sees $5 per gallon gasoline worldwide -- Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens suggested Tuesday that the short-term solution to oil supply and demand problems is high gasoline prices at the pump - perhaps $5 per gallon.

March to New Orleans begins -- More than 100 peace activists from this area and across the nation left Mobile on foot for New Orleans Tuesday morning to protest the war in Iraq and what they say is inadequate aid for Hurricane Katrina victims.

Another Reason Sodas Cause Cancer -- Traces of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have been found in French and British soft drinks, at levels up to eight times those allowed in drinking water. This follows on the heels of similar results for drinks tested in the United States.

Just for fun -- Want to see what happened on your birthday? Check out this website.

'Get a Human' Database -- These are some tips to try to get through the computer to get to a live human!!

Carlyle Group Explores Acquisition of Port Operations -- Private equity firm The Carlyle Group established a team to acquire public-purpose facilities such as ports a day after a United Arab Emirates company said it would transfer newly acquired operations at American ports to a U.S. organization. D.C. based Carlyle Group announced an eight-person team would invest in public-purpose infrastructure projects such as ports, transportation and water facilities, airports, bridges and stadiums. The team will begin work March 13.

FBI uncovers "Folk Nation" gang activity in the military -- The El Paso FBI office has renewed its focus on gang activity after discovering some U.S. soldiers are affiliated with one of the most violent gangs in country. El Paso FBI agents are now focusing on identifying soldiers they believe are affiliated with the Folk Nation gang.

Toxic Chemical Sarin Damages Genes That Control Brain, Nervous System -- A toxic chemical called sarin that is often used in chemical warfare inflicts widespread damage to genes that control memory, thinking, mood, muscle control and a range of other brain functions, a new animal study has shown.

Vitamin Cartel Case -- A European Union court reduced fines Wednesday that regulators had imposed on German chemical maker BASF AG and Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi for participating in illegal cartels in the market for several vitamins.

Pentagon Develops Brain Implants to Turn Sharks into Military Spies -- Military scientists in the United States are developing a way of manipulating sharks by remote control to turn them into underwater spies or weapons.

They fled after 9/11-But now thousands of Saudi students are attending U.S. colleges again -- Over the next four years, Saudi Arabia will pay for al-Dehaim and as many as 20,000 other young Saudis to come to the U.S. to study. The U.S. has pledged to speed visa processing for the students--while still running full background checks and in-person interviews at the consulate in Jidda.

Cost of War -- This is a running total of the U.S. taxpayer cost of the Iraq War. The number is based on Congressional appropriations.

U.S. invasion responsible deaths of over 250,000 civilians in Iraq -- The majority of these deaths, which are in addition those normally expected from natural causes, illness and accidents, have been among women and children, documents a well-researched study, that had been released by The Lancet Medical Journal.

Airlines Prepare for Cellphone Calling By SCOTT MCCARTNEY -- With technology and regulators moving rapidly, passengers could be making and receiving cellphone calls aboard airline flights next year. But a new study raises questions over whether that will be safe for airplanes.

Whistleblower Charged With Three Felonies for Exposing Diebold's Crimes -- A whistleblower in Los Angeles is in legal trouble and needs our help. Stephen Heller is alleged to have exposed documents in Jan. & Feb. 2004 which provided smoking gun evidence that Diebold was using illegal, uncertified software in California voting machines.

Official: Army Has Authority to Spy on Americans -- “Contrary to popular belief, there is no absolute ban on [military] intelligence components collecting U.S. person information,” the U.S.Army’s top intelligence officer said in a 2001 memo that has surfaced. Not only that, military intelligence agencies are permitted to “receive” domestic intelligence information, even though they cannot legally “collect” it,” according to the Nov. 5, 2001, memo issued by Lt. Gen. Robert W. Noonan Jr., the deputy chief of staff for intelligence.

Bush's Mysterious 'New Programs' -- Detention Centers and Labor Camps throughout the USA! Recent developments suggest that the Bush administration may already be contemplating what to do with Americans who are deemed insufficiently loyal or who disseminate information that may be considered helpful to the enemy.
Download “Information Operations Roadmap” -- A secret Pentagon “Information Operations Roadmap,” approved by Rumsfeld in October 2003, calls for “full spectrum” information operations and notes that “information intended for foreign audiences, including public diplomacy and PSYOP, increasingly is consumed by our domestic audience and vice-versa.” (WARNING: This is a 78 page pdf file)

MSG: Mono Sodium Glutamate Information -- A Must Read!!

Lawyer Thrust Into Spotlight After Misstep in Terror Case -- Dealing a major setback to the government's prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui, Judge Leonie M. Brinkema ruled on Tuesday that because of three significant instances of misbehavior by government lawyers during the trial, most notably the missteps by Ms. Martin, she was barring the prosecutors from using any testimony or evidence from a handful of government aviation officials.

NATIONAL HERITAGE AREAS AND CORRIDORS -- "Our government is spending on invasive programs at an unprecedented rate while the nation is deep in debt. Property rights are being violated and our nation is being turned into a zoned, controlled state".

ANGEL IN THE WHIRLWIND -- "Prosperity has brought the United States to a different kind of pivotal point in history". The question is, shall a nation with the unprecedented means to enhance survival and the resources to facilitate a less difficult pursuit of happiness for all of its people; shall such a nation at this critical moment choke on its own pettiness and greed thus rendering itself morally disabled forever. We pray for deliverance by the "Angel in the Whirlwind."

Officials Advise Stocking Up on Provisions -- and Warn That Infected Birds Cannot Be Prevented From Flying In. In a remarkable speech over the weekend, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered milk under their beds as the prospect of a deadly bird flu outbreak approaches the United States.

Judge Calls Halt to Penalty Phase of Terror Trial -- An angry federal judge delayed the sentencing trial of Zacarias Moussaoui on Monday and said she was considering ending the prosecution's bid to have him executed after the disclosure that a government lawyer had improperly coached some witnesses.

Canadian held for deserting U.S. marines in 1968 -- B.C. man spent the weekend detained at a military base in California after being arrested for deserting the U.S. Marine Corps four decades ago during the Vietnam War. He was born in the United States but became a Canadian citizen in 1977, was arrested at a border crossing on Thursday while trying to enter Idaho from southeastern British Columbia.

Why I Did What I Did By Lt. Col. Bill Burkett, Texas Air National Guard, ret. -- Lt. Col. Bill Burkett, Texas National Guard, retired, caused a firestorm in September, 2004, when he was involved in a 60 Minutes segment which dealt with President Bush’s service in the National Guard. Read More...

(Audio) Feingold's Censure President George W. Bush. Floor speech. -- This is the audio file of the speech.
(6.11MB) 26Min 42 Sec

Porn starlet Mary Carey to dine with Bush again -- Mary Carey, the buxom, XXX movie star who caused an uproar last year for dining with President Bush and her pornographer, apparently still has a hunger for the nation's capital, and will have dinner with the president once again this week.

Former CIA Analyst: Western Intelligence May Be Behind Mosque Bombing -- Former CIA analyst a and presidential advisor Ray McGovern does not rule out Western involvement in this week's Askariya mosque bombing in light of previous false flag operations that have advanced hidden agendas of the ruling elite.

What is MS? -- Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease that affects the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic pathways). It is characterized by relapses (neurologic symptoms which appear rapidly over a few days and then improve to some extent over weeks or months), and remissions (periods of time that are without new symptoms). The disease is unpredictable and some people experience a variety of symptoms that might worsen (progress) over time. Read additional related articles:
  * Summary of VA Services for Service Connected Veterans with MS -- The VA provides a number of services for veterans who qualify for service connected compensation (SC). Even for those SC veterans with MS who currently receive benefits under programs such as Medicare and Tricare, there are other services available to you which may prove useful in maintaining your independence and quality of life. Read More...
  * Multiple Sclerosis - case law & Data on MS. (click open when prompted)
  * Veteran Resources on MS -- a good source of information regarding veterans with MS.

Feingold Will Introduce Resolution To Censure President Bush -- "what the President did by consciously and intentionally violating the constitutional laws of this country with this illegal wiretapping has to be answered. There can be debate about whether the law should be changed. There can be debate about how best to fight terrorism. We all believe that there should be wiretapping in appropriate cases. But the idea that the President can just make up a law in violation of his oath of office has to be answered".

UAE TO TAKE CONTROL OF 9 US MILITARY FACILITIES -- Not only does President George W. Bush intend to grant the United Arab Emirates control of U.S. sea ports, he also intends to grant the UAE control of several U.S. military facilities.

The U.N.'s global land grab -- "U.N. GRABS GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS, TOMORROW, YOUR COMMUNITY!"

Civilian inmate labor camps -- Army Regulation 210-35 on Civilian inmate labor camps. (This is a .pdf file)

U.S. probing possible third mad-cow case -- The Department of Agriculture is investigating a possible third U.S. case of mad cow disease, officials said Saturday, which could be a setback after months of work to reopen beef trade with Japan and South Korea

CSX purchase by Carlyle group -- Last month the Carlyle group bought CSX Lines, an ocean carrier firm that specializes in shipping heavy equipment. One of its biggest customers is the US military. Sometimes called the Ex-Presidents Club, Carlyle has a glittering array of ex-politicians and big league bankers on its board. Former secretary of state James Baker is managing director while ex-secretary of defence Frank Carlucci is chairman. George Bush senior is an adviser. John Major heads up its European operations.

CSX controls military transportation -- PART OF CSX -- namely, CSX Lines -- was sold to ...drum roll, please.... The Carlyle Group, early in Feb. 2003, for $300 million. One of the biggest customers of CSX Lines is the US military. Read More...

U.S. stepping up efforts to fight bird flu -- A deadly strain of bird flu could appear in the United States in the next few months as wild birds migrate from infected nations, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.

Trailer to Aaron Russo’s New Documentary - “America: From Freedom to Fascism” -- View the trailer!!

Alaska hit by 'massive' oil spill -- An oil spill discovered at Prudhoe Bay field is the largest ever on Alaska's North Slope region, US officials say.

Troop leaves Army because 'I didn't join the British Army to conduct American foreign policy' -- Read why Mr Griffin decided to speak out about the war.

Your Life as a Human Test Subject -- Made Site of the Day. A must Read Article!

Donald Rumsfeld makes $5m killing on bird flu drug -- Donald Rumsfeld has made a killing out of bird flu. The US Defence Secretary has made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains from selling shares in the biotechnology firm that discovered and developed Tamiflu, the drug being bought in massive amounts by Governments to treat a possible human pandemic of the disease.

Hospitals Short on Ventilators if Bird Flu Hits -- No one knows whether an avian flu virus that is racing around the world might mutate into a strain that could cause a human pandemic, or whether such a pandemic would cause widespread illness in the United States. But if it did, public health experts and officials agree on one thing: the nation's hospitals would not have enough ventilators, the machines that pump oxygen into sick patients' lungs.

Tamiflu found ineffective in bird flu treatment -- The drug most of the world is counting on to prevent an avian flu pandemic may not be a failsafe defence, according to a New England Journal of Medicine report.

Doctor says bird flu drug is ‘useless’ -- A VIETNAMESE doctor who has treated dozens of victims of avian flu claims the drug being stockpiled around the world to combat a pandemic is “useless” against the virus.

Mammography Enters The Deadly Depths Of Deceit -- This article should be read by all women everywhere!

Third N.C.-Based Soldier Dies After Exhibiting Flu-Like Symptoms -- The mysterious death of a third soldier with North Carolina ties is raising questions. All three died from flu-like symptoms after returning from overseas deployments. (Older article but worth the read).

Milosevic Is Found Dead in Cell, U.N. Officials Say -- Slobodan Milosevic, the former president of Yugoslavia and architect of a decade of war that took more than 200,000 lives and tore the country apart, was found dead in his cell at the United Nations detention center here on Saturday morning, the United Nations war crimes tribunal said.

Islamic websites carry al-Qaida's 'last warning' -- Islamic websites posted a "last warning" warning by Rakan Ben Williams, who describes himself as an "al-Qaida undercover soldier" in the U.S., threatening two major operations designed to bring Americans "to your knees."

DP World and U.S. Trade: A Zero-Sum Game -- DP World's decision yesterday to transfer a handful of American port terminals, rather than chilling interest in investing in the United States, may actually have made it safer for foreigners by relieving some of the political pressure that was building up against them.

8 ways to avoid the flu naturally -- Couple the recent media predictions of a pandemic-proportion flu season with talk of more vaccination shortages, and the spread of panic isn’t far behind. However, the flu does not have to be inevitable for you or your family and can be avoided naturally by strengthening your immune system. A MUST Read!!

Deputies Tackle Calif. Neurosurgeon -- A neurosurgeon was wrestled to the floor by sheriff's deputies outside the operating room after he threw a fit because he had to wait for instruments to be sterilized, authorities say.

Nuclear Assistance To India: Building A Future Menace? -- The Bush administration has signed a new nuclear pact with India that effectively lifts a moratorium on India’s purchase of Western nuclear fuel, technology, and parts. The agreement also allows India to expand its nuclear weapons program in exchange for international inspections of only its civilian nuclear activities.

WHO OWNS YOU? -- IMPORTANT DOCUMENT. "Save for Reference.". THIS IS HOW THE WORLD IS CONTROLLED! Fact, not fiction!

Bird Flu May Hit U.S. in Six Months (It's Coming!!) -- Avian flu is likely to spread to birds in the U.S. within six months and could produce an epidemic among humans ``at any time,'' said the United Nations official who monitors global efforts to fight the disease.

Stevia in the news in Canada - Sugar alternative stirs debate -- In the U.S. today, as in Canada, stevia is sold only in health food stores. Sugar and artificial sweeteners have the supermarket shelves to themselves. WHY??

Protecting Yourself From Unsafe Plastics -- Plastic containing BPA polymers carries the recycling symbol #7, which can also indicate other kinds of mixed plastics. The plastic may be called polycarbonate, lexan or polysulfone and is generally a clear, hard plastic, though it may be tinted different colors.

Knee Jerk Liars: The Legend Of United Flight 93 -- The first indication that government officials were covering up the truth about United 93 came with their refusal to make public the cockpit voice recording (CVR). Releasing CVRs after a crash has long been standard practice; pilots' last, usually profane, utterances have become a cliché. Yet the FBI stonewalled victims' relatives for months after 9/11.

Required Premises Registration in Texas Postponed -- Premises registration is the foundation for the three-tiered National Animal Identification System (NAIS), which, when fully implemented, is designed to enable animal health officials to trace the movement of diseased or exposed livestock or poultry within 48 hours. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has spearheaded NAIS development since 2004, with the cooperation of national species working group committees. Read More...

Cindy Sheehan Arrested After U.N. March -- Cindy Sheehan, who drew international attention when she camped outside President Bush's ranch to protest the Iraq war, was arrested Monday along with three other women during a demonstration demanding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

3 Students Held in Church Fires Set in Alabama -- Three college students from the prosperous suburbs of Birmingham, Ala., were arrested yesterday in the burning of nine Baptist churches last month in rural Alabama. Federal officials said the fires were a "joke" that spun out of control while the students were deer hunting.

Negative Perception Of Islam Increasing -- As the war in Iraq grinds into its fourth year, a growing proportion of Americans are expressing unfavorable views of Islam, and a majority now say that Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Midwest Oil fined for selling gas too cheaply -- The Minnesota Commerce Department on Thursday announced plans to fine a gas station chain $140,000 for repeatedly selling gas below the state's legal minimum price.

The résumé of George W. Bush -- The REAL George W. Bush.

International Taxes - Ron Paul -- April 15th is once again approaching and with it the necessity of filling out your tax return. It is a good time to reflect on the taxes you do pay - and especially on the taxes you may soon be forced to pay.

Porton Down human experiments -- Porton Down's human experimental program on British servicemen that resulted in the reopening of an inquest into the death of one airman by
Sarin poisoning.

House approves Patriot Act renewal -- Congress on Tuesday renewed controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the 2001 law passed weeks after the September 11 attacks to help the government investigate and capture possible terrorists.

Congress Renews Patriot Act; Bush to Sign -- Law enforcement officials get to keep their antiterror tools, but with some new curbs, under the USA Patriot Act renewal passed by the House in a cliffhanger vote. The 280-138 vote Tuesday evening passed by just two votes more than needed under House rules requiring a two-thirds majority for legislation handled on an expedited basis.

Dick Cheney's Got a Gun song -- This link is provided to those who would like to hear this song again.

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