Walter Reed patients told to keep quiet -- Soldiers at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit say they have been told
they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for
inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media. “Some
soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers
caused by talking to the media,” one Medical Hold Unit soldier said,
speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Tribute and THANK YOU to all our aging veterans -- Dedicated to
the veterans of WWII. When you go to this website, click on the "Play
Now" button on the lower right hand side. (Made "Site
of the Day")
BBC Has Lost Tapes Of 21st Century's Defining Moment -- It has
come to light this week that the most pre-eminent broadcasting company
in the world has lost the original recordings of its output for the
entire day on September 11th 2001, just over five years on, yet no major
news agency has even bothered to report the fact.
The Conspiracy Files,” The BBC Joins the Ranks of the Untrustworthy
United States Media by Debbie Lewis -- More than five years
after the disaster of September 11, 2001, England’s BBC stepped into the
ring of media outlets airing programs about the tragedy that is now
referred to as “9/11” on February 18, 2007.
partygoers exposed to Hepatitis A -- A Sports Illustrated bash
for its annual swimsuit issue has turned into a health scare for stars
in Hollywood after a caterer working for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck
may have exposed them to acute Hepatitis A.
Another Hepatitis A Scare in Houston during February -- Diners
in Houston, Texas now returning to scene of Hepatitis A scare --
Customers are returning to the Pappasito’s Cantina on the North Freeway
at Airtex, even as word is spreading that a waiter there may have
inadvertently spread a dangerous infectious disease-Hepatitis A.
Morgellons Disease: Managing a mysterious skin condition --
Morgellons disease is mysterious and controversial. Here you'll find
answers to common questions about Morgellons disease — and suggestions
for coping with it.
Interview: The untold story of September 11 (William Rodriguez)
-- William Rodriguez saved dozens of lives on 9/11, but it's the ones he
didn't save he thinks about most.
BBC WAS HALF AN HOUR TOO EARLY REPORTING ON WTC7 COLLAPSE -- On
September 11th 2001, BBC World reported at 4:57pm Eastern Time that the
Salomon Brothers Building (more commonly known as WTC7 or World Trade
Building 7) had collapsed.
Australia: Call to add fluoride to bottle water -- Consumer,
health and industry groups were united yesterday in calls for the
national food regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, to
overturn its ban on added fluoride. Only naturally occurring fluoride is
allowed in bottled water.
Investigates Former Aid Chief of Walter Reed -- Last week,
Walter Reed launched a criminal investigation of Wagner after The
Washington Post sought a response to his activities while he ran the
Army's Medical Family Assistance Center, a position he left several
weeks ago. Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, the commander at Walter Reed,
said the probe by the Criminal Investigation Command (CID) "reflects the
seriousness with which we take these allegations."
Issue of Newsweek - Forgotten Heroes -- How well do we care
for our wounded and impaired when they come home? For a country amid
what President Bush calls a "long war," the question has profound moral
implications. We send young Americans to the world's most unruly places
to execute our national policies. About 50,000 service members so far
have been banged up or burned, suffered disease, lost limbs or
sacrificed something less tangible inside them. More and more stories
are raising concerns that the country is failing to meet its most basic
obligations to those who fight our wars.
Cheney unhurt after ‘huge’ blast at Afghan base -- A suicide
bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in
Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney,
killing at least 14 people and wounding a dozen more. The Taliban
claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.
Al Gore's Personal Energy Use Is His Own "Inconvenient Truth" --
The Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a
gold statue for hypocrisy. Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle
Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the
average American household uses in an entire year, according to the
Nashville Electric Service (NES). In his documentary, the former Vice
President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity
consumption at home.
Vanish, Leaving Keepers in Peril -- In 24 states throughout the
country, beekeepers have gone through shocks as their bees have been
disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening not only
their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops, including
California almonds, one of the nation’s most profitable.
Greenspan Warns of Likely U.S. Recession -- Alan Greenspan Warns
That U.S. Economy May Slip Into Recession by End of Year.
Houston's Lyondell selling division for $1.2 billion -- Lyondell
Chemical Co. has agreed to sell its inorganic chemicals division to a
Saudi Arabia's National Titanium Dioxide Co. in deal worth $1.2
billion, the companies said in a joint statement today.
Paul on Lou Dobbs Replay -- Congressman Ron Paul was interviewed
by Lou Dobbs tonight on CNN. The live interview was held at 6:35 p.m.
ET/5:35 p.m. CT. on Feb. 26, 2007.
THE NORTH AMERICAN 'SOVIET' UNION By Charlotte Iserbyt -- There
is one common thread running through all articles and speeches by
elected officials, well-known writers, and commentators in opposition to
the merging of the United States into a political and economic regional
arrangement known as the North American Union. To my knowledge, not one
of them has chosen to use the “C” word (communism) when warning
Americans of the dangers of this unconstitutional merger about to be
foisted upon us without proper hearings in Congress.
What Is the North American Union? -- What is the North American
Union... and why won't they tell us about it?
Welcome to Police State Britain -- A woman who chased and caught
a bicycle thief ended up in police cells for 10 hours on suspicion of
BBC Reported Building 7 Had Collapsed 20 Minutes Before It Fell
-- An astounding video uncovered from the archives today shows the BBC
reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before
it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. The incredible footage shows
BBC reporter Jane Standley talking about the collapse of the Salomon
Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her
War Veteran Franklyn 'Frankie' Duzant is accused of using a sword to
kill his wife and son -- Insanity led man to kill his family,
defense says -Man accused in sword slayings can use insanity plea. At
the time of the slayings, he was being treated for depression, according
to prosecution records. Over the years, he had told friends he suffered
flashbacks from his four-month stint in the Gulf War in 1991.
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specialists say that the pendulum may have swung too far from bypass
US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack -- SOME of
America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the
White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly
placed defence and intelligence sources.
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High-Pressure Heart Drug
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last January, making it the first new medicine cleared in two decades to
treat the crushing chest pain caused by angina, a condition in which
constricted blood vessels starve the heart muscle. But the FDA, worried
about data showing that Ranexa caused changes in the heart's electrical
rhythms that might lead to fatal arrythmias, restricted its use to those
patients who are not helped by other medicines.
Five Reasons To Deny 911 Was An Inside Job -- Comfort.
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Lawmakers to discuss anti-Turnpike lease bills -- Just days
after Gov. Jon S. Corzine publicly toyed with the idea of leasing the
New Jersey Turnpike, lawmakers on Monday plan to discuss making it more
difficult to put toll roads into private hands.
North American Union "Conspiracy" Exposed: Special Report -- A
top Democratic Party foreign policy specialist said on Friday that a
"very small group" of conservatives is unfairly accusing him of being at
the center of a "vast conspiracy" to implement the idea of a "North
American Union" by "stealth." He called the charges "absurd."
Mass. Would Offer Cervical
Cancer Vaccine Free -- Every Massachusetts girl between the ages
of 9 and 18 would be eligible to receive a free vaccine against the
virus that causes cervical cancer under Gov. Deval Patrick's budget
PBS On Line Videos -- Interesting videos you may want to check out:
ANGELINA Jolie has reportedly been elected a member of an exclusive U.S.
foreign policy think tank -- Jolie good looks and brains?
On Sunday February 25, 2007 60 MINUTES WILL FEATURE SOLDIERS --
On Sunday February 25th, 2007 60 Minutes (on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/PT) will
air a segment about the Appeal for Redress. The segment will feature a
number of the service members who have signed the Appeal. The Appeal
states; “As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I
respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt
withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq . Staying
in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S.
troops to come home.”
VIDEO: Investigative Report - Pentagon chooses inferior vehicle for
troops -- Interesting that the one that was proposed by the
manufacturer in Detroit was found to have No significant shortcomings
and was much less expensive than the one chosen.
Critics: Army holding down disability ratings -- The Army is
deliberately shortchanging troops on their disability retirement ratings
to hold down costs, according to veterans’ advocates, lawyers and
services members, and the Inspector General has identified 87 problems
in the system that need fixing.
Lawmaker: U.S. sent giant pallets of cash into Iraq -- The
Federal Reserve sent record payouts of more than $4 billion in cash to
Baghdad on giant pallets aboard military planes shortly before the
United States gave control back to Iraqis, lawmakers said Tuesday. The
money, which had been held by the United States, came from Iraqi oil
exports, surplus dollars from the U.N.-run oil-for-food program and
frozen assets belonging to the ousted Saddam Hussein regime.
D.C. Cops Get Tickets Going to Crises -- Automated speed and
red-light cameras might be catching traffic scofflaws, but they're also
busting police rushing to respond to emergencies, a union representing
officers says. "It's just an enormous waste of resources and an enormous
waste of time"!!
US Vice-President Dick Cheney wrapped up his visit to Australia
-- Mr Cheney left about 9am (AEDT) today after a four-day visit marred
by violent protests, arrests and traffic chaos in Sydney.
46 of 49 Nations OK Ban on Cluster Bombs -- Forty-six nations
adopted a declaration Friday calling for a 2008 treaty banning cluster
bombs, saying the weapons kill and maim long after conflicts end and
inflict "unacceptable harm" on civilians, particularly children.
Mo. Group Donates Nets to Fight Malaria -- The deaths of more
than 1 million people each year from malaria, prompted Sherman and
fellow Saint Louis University medical student Jesse Matthews to start
NetLife, a nonprofit organization that distributes mosquito nets in
Africa. It's motto: Saving lives one net at a time.
Panel to Probe Conditions at Walter Reed -- Defense Secretary
Robert Gates said Friday that those found to have been responsible for
allowing substandard living conditions for soldier outpatients at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center will be "held accountable."
U.S. to Allow
Mexican Trucks -- Following a decade of dispute, the U.S. will
open its highways to Mexican cargo trucks, in a move that could alter
the economics of the domestic trucking industry and is already uniting
some American lawmakers, unions and trucking companies to oppose the
Security Scanner Can See Through Clothes -- Harbor International
Airport in PHOENIX became the country's first to begin testing a
controversial new federal screening system that takes X-rays of
passenger's bodies in an effort to find concealed explosives and other
Nichols says bombing was FBI op -- The only surviving convicted
criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal
Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh,
told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating
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PROVE ((Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education) on the HPV Vaccine
- Thank you everyone for your hard work and keep the communication with
your elected Representatives and Senators in Texas and Washington DC
going! They need to hear from you!
Salmonella outbreak widens to 41 states -- An outbreak of
salmonella food poisoning linked to peanut butter has widened to 329
people in 41 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported on Thursday. Be sure to listen to The Power Hour Tuesday Feb.
27 regarding this issue!
U.S. Used Base in
Ethiopia to Hunt Al Qaeda in Africa -- The American military
quietly waged a campaign from Ethiopia last month to capture or kill top
leaders of Al Qaeda in the Horn of Africa, including the use of an
airstrip in eastern Ethiopia to mount airstrikes against Islamic
militants in neighboring Somalia, according to American officials.
More Americans killed by illegal aliens than Iraq war, study says
-- Illegal aliens are killing more Americans than the Iraq war, says a
new report from Family Security Matters that estimates some 2,158
murders are committed every year by illegal aliens in the U.S.
Australia Arrests Cheney Protesters -- Anti-war protesters today
rallied outside a Sydney police station where three activists were being
questioned following a rowdy demonstration against United States
Vice-President Dick Cheney.
Ashcroft Gagged Nichols From Exposing McVeigh's OKC Bombing Conspirators
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City attorney Jesse Trentadue dropped more bombshells on the U.S.
government's involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing and its cover-up
today, including the revelation that Timothy McVeigh's co-conspirator
Terry Nichols was gagged from talking to the media years ago by John
Ashcroft, in an attempt to silence Nichols from exposing the men who
were directing McVeigh's attack on the Alfred P. Murrah building.
Bush: "Money Trumps... uhmm... Peace, sometimes..." -- A Must
warning label sought for Genentech (Xolair) Asthma Drug --
Genentech's asthma drug Xolair should carry the strongest warning
possible about the drug's risk of a serious reaction known as
anaphylaxis, health regulators said Wednesday.
Huge Fearmongering Billboards Urge Preparedness for A Terror Attack on
11/9/09 -- These rather fetchingly huge fearmongering billboards
have been going up across America recently to advertise the Red Cross.
Swift Action Promised at Walter Reed -- Investigations Urged as
Army Moves to Make Repairs, Improve Staffing.
Uranium: Pernicious Killer Keeps on Killing -- DU is a
moneymaker for corporations like ATK. And turning DU into munitions
helps the government solve a big problem-what to do with mountains of DU
it must store and, by law, keep out of the environment. What better
solution than giving it free to the munitions makers, who then sell the
munitions back to Uncle Sam at a handsome profit? Everyone wins. Unless
we continue to fight for the truth, and to cry out for justice, our
soldiers and Iraqi civilians will suffer and die in increasing numbers.
Estimates of how many may die in Iraq are truly staggering - up to 11%
of Iraq's 27 million population. This is a massive crime against
humanity that remains in the shadows.
U.S. House to Vote on Special “Hate Crime” Protection for Sexual
Orientation -- An upcoming bill before the U.S. House of
Representatives would make sexual orientation a special right that would
receive particular federal protection along with rights of race,
religion and gender.
Protection against gun seizures in the offing -- Arizonans are
on the verge of finally getting some legal protection against having
their guns seized by the government. Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, R-Chandler,
said representatives of Gov. Janet Napolitano and the National Rifle
Association have agreed to a change in state law that would restrict the
power of any governor to confiscate weapons and ammunition in time of
Truthers - Time Is On Our Side -- The Left gatekeepers are at it
again. Attempting to "debunk" scientific facts, outright fraud, and the
transparent government complicity with the alleged 911 plot and
plotters, some influential Leftists (and former critics of the official
911 story) have adopted the official version. When backed against the
wall about their change of heart, they resort to sweeping personal
attacks and a blatant disregard of the mountains of evidence and
testimony involving the greatest unsolved crime of the century.
Video: 9/11 Truth: Thermite & The Case for Controlled Demolition
-- Clip from 9/11 Mysteries: Even more evidence in support of the case
that the World Trade Center towers were brought down via controlled
Pilot loses compensation battle -- A pilot wrongly accused of
training the 9/11 hijackers has lost his fight for compensation for his
CDC Finally Admits Autism is a Greater Danger to Your Children
-- A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report,
considered the most complete assessment of autism to date, has found
that the number of children who have an autism disorder is significantly
higher than had been previously thought, and could be as high as one out
of every 150 children.
Denmark to withdraw troops from Iraq -- DENMARK will withdraw
all of its 460 troops stationed in Iraq in August, Danish Prime Minister
Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced.
Australia to double Afghanistan troops -- The plan also includes
up to 450 extra personnel, including up to 250 ground troops, and air
support possibly involving Black Hawk helicopters and an air defence
COALITION FORCES Numbers -- The numbers are mentioned in the
article: Blair announces Iraq troops cut.
ends push for mandatory shots for girls -- Merck & Co., bowing
to pressure from parents and medical groups, is suspending its lobbying
campaign to persuade state legislatures to mandate that girls get the
company's vaccine against cervical cancer as a requirement for school
attendance, the company said Tuesday.
Endorses Law’s Curbs on Detainees -- A divided federal appeals
court on Tuesday upheld a new law stripping federal judges of authority
to review foreign prisoners’ challenges to their detention at Guantánamo
Rare brain worms latest border disease -- Medical professionals
in South Texas have identified another disease that has apparently
slipped across the border – caused by a rare brain worm that can be
fatal and is being spread by unsanitary food-handling practices.
Two Pearl Destroyers Head for Persian Gulf -- Hundreds of Pearl
Harbor Sailors are headed to Iraq. Two destroyers answered the call to
duty today, and a unexpected call it was. The Navy is calling a surge
Blair announces Iraq troops cut -- Prime Minister Tony Blair has
announced plans to reduce British forces in Iraq.
Santa Rosa TV station fires news staff, to ask local folks to provide
programming -- Over the next few months, the station's
management plans to ask people in the community -- its independent
filmmakers, its college students and professors, its civic leaders and
others -- to provide programming for the station.
DRUG SAFETY - THE ELEVENTH HOUR IS NOW! -- Testimony given on
February 13th and 14th should have curdled the blood of Americans from
coast to coast. The mainstream media, which receives several billion
dollars a year in advertising income from Big Pharma, failed to report
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Party foreign policy specialist said on Friday that a "very small group"
of conservatives is unfairly accusing him of being at the center of a
"vast conspiracy" to implement the idea of a "North American Union" by
"stealth." He called the charges "absurd."
Against Escalation in Iraq In Missouri Meeting -- TODAY -
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Law Easier -- A disturbing recent phenomenon in Washington is
that laws that strike to the heart of American democracy have been
passed in the dead of night. So it was with a provision quietly tucked
into the enormous defense budget bill at the Bush administration’s
behest that makes it easier for a president to override local control of
law enforcement and declare martial law.
After a Rampage,
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Tuesday, the parents of Sulejman Talovic called the police to report him
missing. After watching television news coverage, they feared he might
be among those dead or wounded in a shooting rampage at a mall here. One
hour later, with the arrival of detectives, they discovered the shocking
truth, that their son, 18, was the gunman. Read More...
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regarded as "most influential" in our country. In that column, I invited
readers to share the names of people that they feel are deserving of
that recognition. Boy, did they! Look closely....our very own Dave
VonKleist, Joyce Riley are listed!!
HPV Vaccine and Texas -- Opponents Rally Against Texas Forcing
Sixth Grade Girls to Receive Unnecessary HPV Vaccine. Texas is now the
first state to require girls to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV)
vaccine Gardasil. Read More...
BBC Hit Piece a Tissue of Lies, Bias and Emotional Manipulation
-- "The BBC's Conspiracy Files documentary about 9/11 was a tissue of
lies, bias and emotional manipulation from beginning to end. Producer
Guy Smith should be ashamed of himself for inflicting this travesty of
yellow journalism upon the 9/11 truth movement and he is assured to
encounter a vociferous and outraged response in its aftermath."
Attorney Tommy K.
Cryer Challenges Income Tax Law -- The story began over a decade
ago when a friend told Cryer that the income tax was a sham. According
to Cryer, the law, which is carefully drawn to stay inside the
Constitution, does not actually tax personal earnings, but the IRS
publications, no more law than Time Magazine, say it does and by
collecting taxes on personal earnings it has violated several
fundamental constitutional restrictions. He says that nearly a trillion
dollars is siphoned, illegally, away from families and households every
year. Read how you can help!
UK News: Compliments of Mike Tawse:
NHS 'pays too much to drug firms' -- The NHS is paying drug
companies hundreds of millions of pounds too much for branded medicines,
according to the Office of Fair Trading.
US 'Iran attack plans' revealed -- US contingency plans for air
strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the
country's military infrastructure, the BBC has learned.
Consumer Protection Agency Covered Up Risks from Lead in Children’s
-- Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) were released today,
revealing that the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
withheld information about high levels of lead found in its testing of
children’s vinyl lunchboxes, and falsely claimed that agency tests
showed no need for concern.
THIS PRESIDENT IS NUTS By Frosty Wooldridge -- Last week, due to
the war he started via outright fabrication – there were no WMDs --
President George W. Bush announced that he expects Americans to accept
7,000 Sunni Muslim Iraqi refugees into the United States. The Iraqis
will be given homes, food stamps, medical care, schooling, cars and
endless welfare -- paid by you, the American taxpayer. That's not all.
World's Smallest RFID Tag -- The world's smallest and thinnest
RFID tags has been introduced by Hitachi. Tiny miracles of
miniaturization, these RFID chips (Radio Frequency IDentification chips)
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Wal-Mart Watch Calls for Investigation of Wal-Mart Defrauding Organic
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that Wal-Mart fraudulently puts the organic label on products that don't
meet USDA standards for these sorts of items. It's another example of
how Wal-Mart says one thing and does another. Surprise, surprise.
9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided By SWAT Team -- Ground zero
hero Major Mike McCormack says he was deliberately targeted for helping
release documents on EPA government cover-up, says 75% of police,
firemen believe 9/11 cover-up.
Musicians Face Tougher Airport Security -- Increasingly Forced
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American senators to visit Israel -- A delegation of American
senators is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Sunday. The senators are
members of a joint Senate-Knesset committee headed by Senator Jon Kyl,
who is close to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
"REAL ID" - REAL REBELLION BREWING -- The rebellion against Real
ID has started at the state level, and I consider this good news!
Realization is dawning within the states that Real ID isn’t going to
work under present conditions.
Missouri Rural Crisis Center - Update on SB 364 -- There will be
a Senate Ag Committee Hearing on Feb. 27th at 1:30. We need to get as
many phone calls as possible into the Senate Ag Committee next week and
we need as many people as possible to testify against the bill at the
resumes mandatory anthrax vaccinations -- The shots will be
mandatory for everyone assigned to U.S. Central Command, including Iraq
or Afghanistan, as well as forces in Korea.
Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility
-- The common perception of Walter Reed is of a surgical hospital that
shines as the crown jewel of military medicine. But 5 1/2 years of
sustained combat have transformed the venerable 113-acre institution
into something else entirely -- a holding ground for physically and
psychologically damaged outpatients. Almost 700 of them -- the majority
soldiers, with some Marines -- have been released from hospital beds but
still need treatment or are awaiting bureaucratic decisions before being
discharged or returned to active duty.
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Marines are stuck in holding companies awaiting hearings and decisions
on whether they will continue their military service or be discharged,
and if so, at what level of benefits — if any.
The War Comes Home -- On any given day, more than a dozen of the
most severely wounded troops are being treated by doctors, nurses and
therapists at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center, home to one of four
polytrauma centers in the nation. Since late 2001, nearly 3,500 troops
have received care here.
UK News: Compliments of Mike Tawse:
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the age to 17 at which young people can receive long prison sentences
for possessing a gun.
'Now or never' for climate action -- All EU nations must back
proposals to cut harmful emissions by 30% by 2020 or risk jeopardizing
the global effort to curb climate change, warn ministers.
PM pledges 'eight-week op waits' -- Patients are set to wait an
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down waiting times, Tony Blair has said.
Autism gene breakthrough hailed -- Scientists have found new
autism genes by scanning the largest collection of families with
multiple cases of autism ever assembled.
Dozens dead in India train blasts -- At least 65 people have
been killed after a bomb attack aboard a train traveling from India to
Peanut Butter Salmonellosis Update Broken down by states affected
-- Persons who think they may have become ill from eating peanut butter
are advised to visit their health care provider and call their local
health departments. Persons who have become ill and have Peter Pan or
Great Value peanut butter with product code beginning with "2111" should
set aside the jar for possible collection by local health officials for
further testing. Persons who have not become ill and have peanut butter
with product code "2111" should discard the jar.
Government gets another extension in Michael New case -- The
Supreme Court has granted the Justice Department a new extension, that
they may be prepared to file their brief in the case of former Army
Specialist Michael New. This is the government's second request
for an extension of time.
Pentagon Red Tape Keeps Medical Records From Doctors of the Wounded
-- Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are furious over a recent
decision by the Pentagon to block their access to medical information
needed to treat severely injured troops arriving at VA hospitals from
Iraq and Afghanistan.
Veterans suspends some medical research -- Veterans Affairs
Secretary Jim Nicholson has suspended activities at seven specialized
research centers across the country after an unprotected computer hard
drive disappeared from one of the facilities in Alabama last month.
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auditors report -- Boeing received a bonus of $425.3 million —
92 percent of the potential award — for work on the space station that
ran eight years late and cost more than twice what was expected,
according to federal auditors.
Navy Phone Bill: $4 Billion -- And you thought your phone bill
was high. The Navy is paying about $4 billion a year for calls,
according to Defense News. And not surprisingly, there is a whole lot of
padding in that tab.
SongCity MP3 File titled 9/11 Building 7 -- Check out this MP3
file titled: 9/11 Building 7.
Radio-Tracked Inventory Hits Static -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s
next leap forward in ultra-efficient distribution is showing signs of
fizzling. Tests using tags aren't showing any savings, and suppliers
forced to invest in the relatively expensive technology are grumbling.
Neo-Nazi rally was organized by FBI informant -- A paid FBI
informant was the man behind a neo-Nazi march through the streets of
Parramore that stirred up anxiety in Orlando's black community and fears
of racial unrest that triggered a major police mobilization.
You type - she speaks -- She will say anything you type. Have
fun with this one!
Bush Declares Iran’s
Arms Role in Iraq Is Certain -- President Bush said Wednesday
that he was certain that factions within the Iranian government had
supplied Shiite militants in Iraq with deadly roadside bombs that had
killed American troops. But he said he did not know whether Iran’s
highest officials had directed the attacks.
Bush: Iran is source of deadly weapons -- Challenged on the
accuracy of U.S. intelligence, President Bush said Wednesday there is no
doubt the Iranian government is providing armor-piercing weapons to kill
American soldiers in Iraq. But he backed away from claims the top
echelon of Iran's government was responsible.
Bush says confident Iran provided weapons in Iraq -- Bush is
facing skepticism about the charge because his 2002 claims that Iraq
possessed weapons of mass destruction proved false. President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad has denied that Iran is supplying sophisticated weapons to
Break Ranks on Iraq Resolution -- A dozen Republicans arrived in
the House chamber on Wednesday to set aside their party allegiances and
lend their names to a resolution intended to rebuke President Bush for
his Iraq policy.
Vermont Becomes First State to Call for US Troop Withdrawal from Iraq
-- The Vermont State Legislature made headlines yesterday when lawmakers
passed resolutions in both the House and Senate calling for the
immediate and orderly withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
Al-Qaeda wants US oil suppliers hit -- Al-Qaeda leaders have
repeatedly called for attacks on oil installations to block supplies to
punish the West for what they see as a US-led war against Islam.
The Diabetes Conundrum -- What Physicians are Teaching You may
be Killing You.
US Gets Military Base In Western Australia -- AUSTRALIA'S close
defence alliance with the United States is to be further entrenched with
the building of a new US military communications base at Geraldton in
Bank of America aims new credit card at illegal immigrants --
Bank of America Corp. has begun offering credit cards to customers
without Social Security numbers, typically illegal immigrants, the Wall
Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Israel ready 'to confront Iran alone' -- "We will have to face
the Iranians alone, because Israel cannot remain with its arms folded,
waiting patiently for Iran to develop non-conventional weapons," he told
public radio when asked about a possible Israeli attack on Iranian
Chrysler to eliminate nearly 13,000 jobs -- About 13,000
Chrysler workers will lose their jobs under a plan designed to cut the
struggling automaker's costs and return it to profitability by next
year. The job cuts are the latest in a yearlong series of devastating
cuts in the ailing domestic auto industry, which likely will lose more
than 100,000 jobs in all.
and additional information on the 81mm mortar round -- This
should make the issue clear that WE are supplying the Iraqis! (Thanks
Grammys: Yes to Chicks, No to Censorship, Consolidation -- Hard
to escape the resounding message sent by Grammy voters as they handed
five awards to the Dixie Chicks: Take This, Big Media, and Shove It!
call with Ron Paul....PLEASE be there!!! -- Mark your calendar
Thursday FEBRUARY 15, 6:30 PM MST, Conference call with RON PAUL.
319-256-0100 access code 261987# Click the above hyperlink for more
U.S.: Crashed Copter Was Shot Down in Iraq -- A Sea Knight
helicopter that crashed last week northwest of Baghdad was shot down,
the U.S. military said Wednesday, reversing earlier statements that it
appeared to have been due to mechanical failure.
D.C. Law Aims To Protect Felons -- District lawmakers want to
pass legislation that would ban employers from looking into an
applicant’s criminal background and would prohibit any sort of
discrimination in employment, housing and education against felons.
Mexico Blames U.S. For Border Shooting Among Rival “Coyotes” --
Mexico’s president was quick to accuse U.S. anti-illegal immigration
groups for shooting a pickup full of undocumented aliens along the
Arizona-Mexico border last week but it turns out the attack came from
rival Mexican smugglers.
UK News: Compliments of Mike Tawse:
UK is accused of failing children -- The UK has been accused of
failing its children, as it comes bottom of a league table for child
well-being across 21 industrial countries.
Doctors 'deny elderly treatments' -- Researchers writing in the
Quality and Safety in Health Care journal said it demonstrated doctors
in the NHS were guilty of ageism.
Heart risk pinned down for women -- US researchers say they have
developed a more accurate method of predicting if a woman is at risk of
Mobile networks powered by wind -- Wind and solar energy could
be used to set up mobile phone networks in rural areas of the world
Utah gunman, 18, was Muslim from Bosnia -- Killed 5 in crowded
shopping mall before being gunned down.
Proposed HPV Vaccine
Mandates Draws Fire -- Illinois Senate President Emil Jones has
introduced a bill that would mandate all 11- and 12- year-old girls to
receive a vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes
cervical cancer. Beginning Aug. 1, 2009, girls would not be allowed to
enter any grade of a public, private, or parochial school unless they
present to the school proof of having received the vaccine. There is an
opt- out clause if parents object. Read the newsletter from NVIC
concerning this controversial topic!
Veterans face budget increase, then big cuts -- The Bush
administration’s budget assumes cuts to funding for veterans’ health
care two years from now — even as badly wounded troops returning from
Iraq could overwhelm the system.
The Real Reasons Why Raw
Milk is Becoming More Popular -- Less than 1 percent of the milk
consumed in America is raw, which is most unfortunate as raw milk is a
highly health-promoting food. Processed Milk is not the thing to drink!
High Explosive Mortar Photo: - Pentagon blames Iran for 170 US
deaths -- America today blamed
Iran for the deaths of 170 US troops inside Iraq, accusing Teheran of
supplying insurgents with increasingly sophisticated bombs.
PeaceTrain -- These are images of Tehran, Iran you don't see
Gunman kills 5 in Utah shopping mall -- A man with a shotgun
entered a shopping mall and began randomly shooting customers Monday
night, killing five people and injuring at least four others before
being killed, police said.
year old former Marine dying of cancer wins lottery "BUT" fighting to
get lump sum to pay for care -- Wayne Schenk was diagnosed in
December with inoperable lung cancer. Doctors at a Veterans
Administration hospital told the former Marine he might live for another
year or, if he's lucky, maybe 18 months. Given a year to live, the N.Y.
resident is fighting to get lump sum to pay for care.
restricts use of antibiotic drug Ketek -- The government on
Monday restricted use of an antibiotic linked to rare reports of severe
liver problems, including several deaths, saying the drug now should be
used only to treat pneumonia but not less serious bacterial infections
like bronchitis and sinusitis.
Report finds FBI still losing 3-4 laptops a month -- Despite new
tracking systems designed to help the FBI account for thousands of
weapons and personal computers, the bureau reported that 160 firearms
and an equal number of laptops were lost or stolen during a recent
44-month period, according to a new Justice Department audit.
TV show '24' asked by Defense bigs to cool it on torture -- The
grossly graphic torture scenes in Fox's highly rated series "24" are
encouraging abuses in Iraq, a brigadier general and three top military
and FBI interrogators claim.
General Pace will not link bombs to Iranian government -- In an
interview with Voice of America, Marine General Peter Pace, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he did not agree with military leaders in
Baghdad, who told reporters on Sunday that the government of Iran is
providing roadside bombs to Iraqi insurgents.
Google Video: Fallujah - The Hidden Massacre -- Video on how the
US used chemical warfare indiscriminately in Iraq.
Accountability Conference - Coming Soon!! -- The conference will
be held at the beautiful historic San Marcos Resort in Chandler, AZ from
Feb 23rd through the 25th, 2007. Read all about it by clicking the above
link. Dave will be attending!
2007 Justice and Freedom Conference -- March 9-11, 2007 in
Irvine, California. The main part of this 3-day Conference will be
Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, when we will have over twelve
of the most informative, knowledgeable and exciting Justice and Freedom
speakers addressing a variety of the most important and life- changing
events of our day. The Friday, March 9, event is a separate 6-hour class
on the U.S. Constitution, your rights, freedom and law. Dave will be
Video from Brasscheck TV: The missing 9/11 smoking gun -- The
9/11 Solution - The big clue everyone missed.
Report Says Pentagon Manipulated Intel -- Pentagon officials
undercut the intelligence community in the run-up to the U.S. invasion
of Iraq by insisting in briefings to the White House that there was a
clear relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, the Defense
Department's inspector general said Friday.
Is Bombing Iran Bush's Call? by Patrick J. Buchanan -- If an
attack on Iran is among "options ... on the table," who put it there?
Who gave President Bush the authority to attack Iran? And when was it
granted? And are all options also "on the table" if North Korea
continues to test nuclear weapons?
LONDON News: An explosion of disbelief - fresh doubts over 9/11
-- A recent poll by the respected New York Times revealed that three out
of four Americans now suspect the U.S. government of not telling the
truth about 9/11. This proportion has shot up from a year ago, when half
the population said they did not believe the official story of an Al
Qaeda attack. Loose Change, the film is a blitz of statistics,
photographs pinched from the web, eyewitness accounts and expert
testimony, all set to hip-hop music. And it is dramatically changing the
way people think about 9/11.
Thousands of Army Humvees Lack Armor Upgrade -- The Army is
working to fill a shortfall in Iraq of thousands of advanced Humvee
armor kits designed to reduce U.S. troop deaths from roadside bombs --
including a rising threat from particularly lethal weapons linked to
Iran and known as "explosively formed penetrators" (EFP) -- that are now
inflicting 70 percent of the American casualties in the country,
according to U.S. military and civilian officials.
Pro-Iraq War Dems UNFIT -- Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel's
speech had the Democratic Party official's undivided attention when he
chastised those Democratic candidates who supported the Iraq war
resolution. Gravel said those candidates who voted for the war and who
are now claiming they made a mistake do not possess the judgment to be
BILLS INTRODUCED IN 2007 LEGISLATURE for Hawaii -- Action
needed. House Bill 1452 scheduled to be heard by EEP on Tuesday,
02-13-07 at 9:00 am in House conference room 312. Click on the above
link for details of this House Bill 1452.
Mysterious Illness Killing Nation's Honeybees -- A mysterious
illness is killing tens of thousands of honeybee colonies across the
country, threatening honey production, the livelihood of beekeepers and
possibly crops that need bees for pollination.
NAIS INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS -- Save the date and please help
spread the word - February 24, 2007, February 27, 2007, March 4, 2007.
Officials: DOD monitoring gangs -- Military officials say they
are carefully monitoring gang activity in the services and don’t see any
signs of an upswing of gang members among the ranks.
Related Articles: PowerPoint presentation
educates leaders about gangs
Reports show increase in gang-related crimes
Gangs in the military: How much do we know?
Disabled vets post-war employment problems 'understated' warns
government auditor -- A report out on Thursday from the
Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government is
"understating" the complaints of disabled veterans. It is also doing a
poor job of reporting to Congress on the complaints of veterans more
Weldon seeks to banish mercury from vaccines -- U.S. Rep. Dave
Weldon, a Republican from south Brevard joined Democratic Rep. Carolyn
Maloney of New York this week in introducing the Mercury Free Vaccines
Act of 2007, which would all but eliminate mercury from kids' flu shots
and other vaccines by 2009 by getting rid of thimerosal, a compound
which is 50 percent mercury.
Australia News: Coming to a table near you? -- MEAT from cloned
animals may soon hit our dinner plates -- without consumers knowing it.
A voluntary ban on using cloned animals for food could be lifted
following a review by Australia's food regulator.
Young woman meets sudden, tragic death -- A couple of years ago,
Jennifer Parcell went to Parris Island and watched the Marine graduation
services for her older brother, Joseph. She decided that she, too,
wanted to join the Marines, and eventually both Jennifer Parcell and her
brother were sent to Iraq, even serving at the same post for a time.
2 N.C. Hospitals Warn of Virus Outbreak -- GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)
-- Two hospitals are asking visitors, especially children, to stay away
until they control an outbreak of a highly contagious stomach virus that
has sickened patients and staff members.
Texas HPV Vaccination: Parents can opt Out By: Devvy Kidd -- If
you live in the State of Texas and are against this latest proclamation
by Governor Perry, help spread the word through e-mail lists, at church
or at work: parents can opt out and refuse to have their daughters used
as guinea pigs for the FDA and the big pharma companies.
Shadow of Sept. 11 influenced policing of GOP convention in NYC
-- The 2001 terrorist attacks heavily influenced the city's decision to
detain and fingerprint hundreds of protesters at the 2004 Republican
National Convention so true identities would be known, according to
legal documents made public Thursday. The city had sought to keep the
documents secret, but a federal magistrate judge ruled two weeks ago
that the city could not do so.
How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish --
The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then
distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it
and how it was being spent.
Federal Reserve Taps Georgetown Teacher -- Georgetown University
Professor Dennis Lockhart will become president of the Federal Reserve
Bank of Atlanta, the regional bank announced Thursday.
CNN: Do US Troops Know About DU Dangers?
(Videos - Part 1 - February 5)
[Part2](February 6)(not available on cnn.com)
Story on ABC Channel 7 News-KGO-TV in San Francisco about
ADDICTED To WAR being used in San Francisco
high schools -- Read or watch video of this segment which aired
To watch the segment, click here!
Article: Kids get Addicted To War - San Francisco's high school
students to study a different kind of school book.
U.S. sent pallets of cash to Baghdad -- The U.S. Federal Reserve
sent record payouts of more than $4 billion in cash to Baghdad on giant
pallets aboard military planes shortly before the United States gave
control back to Iraqis, lawmakers said on Tuesday.
states consistently vote against the U.S. in the United Nations
-- See how they vote at the U.N.!
Selective Service System Has Draft Boards Ready -- The country
today maintains a draft pool of 15 million men younger than 26 years
old, according to Selective Service System statistics. Men are required
to register when they turn 18. In Illinois, most unwittingly do so when
they fill out the paperwork to obtain a driver's license. Read More...
Robert Fisk: Iraqi insurgents offer peace in return for US concessions
-- For the first time, one of Iraq's principal insurgent groups has set
out the terms of a ceasefire that would allow American and British
forces to leave the country they invaded almost four years ago.
Libby Testimony Points Directly to Bush, Cheney -- According to
trial transcripts obtained by Truthout, former White House staffer I.
Lewis "Scooter" Libby testified before a grand jury in 2004 that Vice
President Dick Cheney instructed him to divulge portions of a
then-classified report to New York Times reporter Judith Miller. Libby
testified that Cheney said authorization to leak a section of the report
had come directly from President George W. Bush, the court transcripts
Autism rate about 1 in 150, higher than previous estimates --
About one in 150 American children has autism, an urgent public health
concern, said U.S. health officials Thursday who reported on the largest
study done so far on the troubling disorder. The new numbers, based on
2002 data from 14 states, are higher than previously reported.
Students Wear Masks to Try to Stop Flu -- Hundreds of students
on the University of Michigan campus are part of a research study that
could change the way the world looks at influenza. Researchers are
trying to determine whether wearing surgical masks and hand sanitizing
can prevent the spread of flu or other respiratory illnesses.
UK News: Compliments of Mike Tawse:
Autism-like disorder 'reversible' -- The symptoms of a severe
brain disorder similar to autism, which affects around 10,000 UK
children, could be reversed, scientists believe.
Bid to create market for vaccines -- The UK and other leading
industrialised nations are setting up a £750m ($1.5bn) fund to speed up
the development of new vaccines for use in poorer countries.
Child flu jab 'veto' questioned -- A leading doctor has
questioned the government's policy of not offering routine flu jabs for
Tests on Hungary bird flu 'link' -- Officials are to continue
testing their theory that the bird flu outbreak at a turkey farm in
Suffolk was caused by poultry from a plant in Hungary.
UK wind power reaches milestone -- The UK has become only the
seventh nation in the world to have more than two gigawatts (GW) of
operational wind power capacity.
Man charged with plotting kidnap -- A man has been charged with
plotting to kidnap and kill a UK soldier, following last week's
Terror alert school is shut down -- An Islamic school at the
centre of a terror alert last year is to be shut down after education
officials said it was no longer good enough to operate.
Violence at Jerusalem holy site -- Violence has broken out at
Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli police moved in to break up
crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian protesters.
Thousands in Germany, Italy are told they will be deploying in mid-2007
-- Some 8,500 soldiers from 43 units in Germany and Italy have received
official word that they will be deploying to either Iraq or Afghanistan
later this year, U.S. Army Europe officials announced Monday.
Looking for the Logic - Appendage on Flight 175 By Glen Stanish
-- This article was written by Glen Stanish who is a Pilot and
Co-Founder of Pilots For Truth Forum and co-founder of the website 9/11
Hidden Costs of War: Long-Term Price of Providing Veterans Medical Care
Could Reach $660 Billion -- A new study from Harvard University
reports that the hidden financial costs of war in Iraq and Afghanistan
will overwhelm the Department of Veterans Affairs for decades.
Officials report sixth helicopter downing in Iraq -- A
helicopter operated by a private security firm came down in Iraq last
week, U.S. officials said on Thursday, an incident that marks the sixth
downing of a helicopter in three weeks.
Ron Paul Visits NH Feb. 24, 2007 -- Fundraising reception for US
Congressman Dr. Ron Paul from 9 PM-10 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2007
(right after the Liberty Forum in Concord) in Pembroke, NH.
Court-Martial Ends in Mistrial -- Fort Lewis, Washington - The
court-martial of First Lt. Ehren Watada, a commissioned US Army officer
who refused deployment to Iraq on the basis that he believed the war was
illegal, has ended in a mistrial, a military court judge ruled
After many denials, US Army confirms private security contract in Iraq
-- After numerous denials, the Pentagon has confirmed that a North
Carolina company provided armed security guards in Iraq under a
subcontract that was buried so deeply the government couldn't find it.
The secretary of the Army on Tuesday wrote two Democratic lawmakers that
the Blackwater USA contract was part of a huge military support
operation by run by Halliburton subsidiary KBR.
Australia News: Speed cameras shot at -- POLICE believe a
disgruntled motorist is responsible for shooting two red-light cameras
and will examine recent offenders at the Melbourne intersection where
four lenses were damaged.
Australia News: Abbott to investigate drug 'price fix' -- HEALTH
Minister Tony Abbott said today he would investigate claims
drug companies are deliberately creating shortages of generic medicines
to force Australians to pay top dollar for name brands.
Huerfano County proposed Resolution to Repeal the USA Patriot Act, and
other issues -- Please be sure to give attention to this issue!
Doctors Say Superbug MRSA Can Be Controlled -- PHILADELPHIA (AP)
- Hospitals can successfully tackle the alarming spread of a dangerous
and drug-resistant staph infection with an aggressive program to
immediately identify and quarantine patients carrying the superbug,
infectious disease doctors said at a conference Tuesday.
Woman sues Raytheon over Iraq friendly fire death -- The widow
of a U.S. Navy pilot who was shot down over Iraq in a 2003 friendly fire
incident sued Raytheon Co. on Tuesday, charging that the maker of the
missile that took down the plane was liable in the incident.
Water deal illuminates secret contracts -- The U.S. contractor
that benefited from the multimillion-dollar deal wasn't just anyone. The
company had personal ties to the officer, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, who would
soon leave his logistics post in Frankfurt, Germany, and move to
Washington to become the CIA's third-ranking official.
FBI WHISTLEBLOWER WINS RETALIATION CLAIMS -- In a historic
ruling against the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a federal court jury
unanimously held that the FBI illegally retaliated against Jane Turner,
a 25-year veteran FBI agent. The federal jury found that the FBI
retaliated against Ms. Turner when it downgraded her performance
reviews. She was awarded $60,000.00 in lost wages and $505,000.00 for
damages to reputation and emotional distress caused by the FBI’s
Army made video warning about dangers of depleted uranium but never
showed it to troops -- A special investigation on the effects of
depleted uranium reveals the Army made a tape warning of the effects of
depleted uranium which was never shown to troops despite the fact the
Pentagon knew the agent to be potentially deadly, CNN reports Tuesday.
NEW FORT DETRICK "BIODEFENSE" LABORATORY MAY REFLECT A BUSH GERM WARFARE
EFFORT -- The latest development, according to the Associated
Press, is that the U.S. Army is replacing its Military Institute of
Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., "with a new laboratory that
would be a component of a biodefense campus operated by several
agencies." Read More...
Mental Health Screening: New Liberal Tool for Child-Control --
Mental health screening of all children is the goal of legislation
introduced into many state legislatures this year. Typical of these
highly controversial bills is the Missouri bill that would require every
Missouri school district, in collaboration with "the office of
comprehensive child mental health," to develop "a policy of
incorporating social and emotional development into the district's
Action needed against SB 080 -- To be heard Friday Feb. 9, 2007
- Sponsored by Senator Williams and Rep. Mike May, Concerning the
Prevention of Cervical Cancer will be heard by the Senate Health and
Human Services. Read More...
News from the UK - Compliments of Mike Tawse:
Schools warned on fingerprinting -- Schools will be urged to
seek parents' permission before taking children's fingerprints, under
Police free two in terror inquiry -- Two of the nine men
arrested during anti-terrorism raids in Birmingham last Wednesday have
been released without charge by police.
Science backs nuclear burial plan -- Scientists have backed the
government's plan to store the UK's nuclear waste deep underground.
Parents urged to talk to children -- Parents spend so much time
at work, watching television or doing household chores that they do not
make time to talk to their children, a survey finds.
EU envoy shot dead in Ivory Coast -- A French diplomat working
in Ivory Coast has been found shot dead.
Cancer 'to become bigger burden' -- Rising rates of cancer
diagnosis will put an increasing strain on health care systems across
Europe, experts warn.
'Low' vCJD death toll from blood -- There are likely to be
relatively few deaths from the human form of mad cow disease, vCJD, as a
result of infected blood, scientists have suggested.
Anaesthetic linked to Alzheimer's -- A commonly used anaesthetic
could cause changes in the brain linked to Alzheimer's, a US study
Australia News: Bird flu shot in the wings -- EVERY Australian
could be vaccinated against deadly bird flu within six months after a
successful trial by a Melbourne pharmaceutical company.
New Pentagon Numbers Raise Health Care Worries -- both the
Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs have changed the number
of wounded on their Web sites. The Pentagon says the more accurate
number is 23,000, and that this lower number simply makes a distinction
between injuries of combat and other health problems, like the stomach
Article: Agency Says Higher Casualty Total Was Posted in Error
Hard drive vanishes from VA facility -- The U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs has launched an investigation into a portable hard
drive that went missing late last month from an Alabama medical facility
and may contain personal data on as many as 48,000 veterans.
Presidential Frontrunners Would Surrender America's Borders by Chuck
Baldwin -- They would continue George Bush's policy of wide open
borders, including his determination to grant amnesty to illegals. In
other words, when it comes to protecting our borders, there is not a
nickel's worth of difference between the two major parties' leading
Hackers Attack Key Net Traffic Computers -- Hackers briefly
overwhelmed at least three of the 13 computers that help manage global
computer traffic Tuesday in one of the most significant attacks against
the Internet since 2002.
Scientists expose body toxin risks -- -Female mice exposed in
utero to bisphenol-A, a estrogenic additive used to line food cans and
make plastic shatterproof, among other things, saw a 40 percent increase
in chromosomally abnormal eggs, one research team said. Read The rest of
Lawmaker: U.S. sent giant pallets of cash into Iraq -- The
Federal Reserve sent record payouts of more than $4 billion in cash to
Baghdad on giant pallets aboard military planes shortly before the
United States gave control back to Iraqis, lawmakers said Tuesday. The
money, which had been held by the United States, came from Iraqi oil
exports, surplus dollars from the U.N.-run oil-for-food program and
frozen assets belonging to the ousted Saddam Hussein regime.
Mercy killing of newborns -- ONE in three specialist doctors may
be prepared to hasten the death of severely disabled newborns who are
suffering greatly, by using painkillers or sedatives.
Missouri bill would increase I-70, I-44 to eight lanes
-- If a leading Missouri state lawmaker gets his way, the state’s two
main arteries would get a little wider. And, large trucks would get
their own lanes. (Thanks Nina) Read More...
Vet tested for bird flu is in the clear -- A vet who fell ill
after helping contain the bird flu outbreak in Suffolk has tested
negative for the disease, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said today.
Australia News: Government 'sneaking through ID card' -- THE
Federal Government has used climate change as a diversion to sneak a
national ID card into Parliament, claims the Australian Privacy
Paper Releases Video of U.S. Friendly Fire -- A leaked video in
which an American pilot is heard saying "we're in jail, dude," after
U.S. troops killed a British soldier during a friendly fire incident in
Iraq was released by The Sun newspaper Tuesday. U.S. military officials
conducted their own investigation but the findings have not been made
public. The defense ministry said it was unable to persuade the U.S. to
declassify the video footage. The transcript printed in The Sun records
the alleged exchange between the pilots after they realize what has
happened. READ MORE...
News Video on Depleted Uranium and Iraqi troops -- Do US troops know
about the dangers of depleted uranium? CNN's Greg Hunter reports (Feb.
Meals for Marines in Afghanistan insufficient, report states --
Marines deployed in Afghanistan are not getting adequate nutrition from
the Defense Department's standard combat ration, Meals Ready to Eat, the
Corps Center for Lessons Learned (MCLL) said in its January newsletter.
Time Out With Kevin
Gallagher -- Dave VonKleist Taping on Monday, January 29, 2007
where he was in the studio in person to discuss his recent visit with
New Hampshire tax protester Ed Brown and some new evidence that has been
uncovered regarding the Pentagon from 9-11. Be sure to check out
Family Circle Article: COULD YOUR CHILD BE DRAFTED? (from July 13,
2004) -- According to retired U.S. Army Colonel David Hackworth, a
military analyst and one of the most decorated officers in the army, the
U.S. military is now so shorthanded that a whopping 40 percent of the
135,000 troops being rotated into Iraq are National Guard members and
reservists. Congressman Rangel also warns, “We haven’t called up this
level of reservists since the Korean War.”
The Coming Military Draft -- The Coming Military Draft Will Mean
Compulsory Induction of American Men and Women age 18-42.
alters how wounded are calculated -- Statistics on a Pentagon
Web site have been reorganized in a way that lowers the published totals
of American nonfatal casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael
Kilpatrick, deputy director of force health protection and readiness at
the Defense Department, said the previous method of tallying casualties
was misleading and might have made injuries and combat wounds seem worse
and more numerous than they really were. (Remember...After the Gulf
War I Dr. Kilpatrick consistently reduced the number of GWI cases by
excluding all active duty military personnel and excluding all patients
not seen in VA hospitals).
Set to Begin a Vast Expansion of DNA Sampling -- The Justice
Department is completing rules to allow the collection of DNA from most
people arrested or detained by federal authorities, a vast expansion of
DNA gathering that will include hundreds of thousands of illegal
immigrants, by far the largest group affected.
Cancer vaccine ordered for girls -- Acting on an issue stirring
controversy in the Legislature, Gov. Rick Perry on Friday made Texas the
first state to require girls to get a new vaccine for a sexually
transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.
Murder Trial Puts Focus on Land Rights -- Bullet holes still
pepper a small house on the outskirts of town where two law officers
died in a gunbattle over a patch of land the state wanted to take for a
News from the UK - Compliments of Mike Tawse:
Experts hunt for bird flu source -- Experts are still trying to
determine the source of an outbreak of bird flu at a Suffolk farm as a
cull of thousands of turkeys nears its end.
Curriculum for 'changing society' -- An updated secondary school
curriculum, offering skills and languages relevant to modern learners,
has been announced.
Bodies found in German restaurant -- The bodies of six people -
three men and three women - have been found in a Chinese restaurant in
the town of Sittensen, in northern Germany.
Plans for Mandarin school lessons -- Secondary schools in
England will be allowed to teach Mandarin or Arabic instead of EU
languages as part of proposals to update the curriculum.
Nursery pupils taught philosophy -- Children as young as four
are being taught philosophy in nursery, BBC Scotland has learned.
U.S. Democrats seek unpaid taxes, setting up clash --
Congressional Democrats, hoping to finance an ambitious agenda without
raising taxes, are on a collision course with the Bush administration
about pursuing the potentially vast amount of money that people hide
from the Internal Revenue Service.
Military Admits Four US Helicopters Were Shot Down -- The four
U.S. helicopters that have crashed in Iraq since Jan. 20 were apparently
shot down, the chief American military spokesman said Sunday - the first
time the U.S. command has publicly acknowledged that the aircraft were
lost to enemy fire.
States challenge nat'l driver's license -- A revolt against a
national driver's license, begun in Maine last month, is quickly
spreading to other states.
Okla. governor criticizes use of Guard troops -- Gov. Brad Henry
said Thursday he is concerned that the Defense Department is relying too
much on National Guard troops for military operations such as the war in
Soldiers in Iraq view troop surge as a lost cause -- While
senior military officials and the Bush administration say the
president's decision to send more American troops to pacify Baghdad will
succeed, many of the soldiers who're already there say it's a lost
20 Face Lash for Dancing in Saudi Arabia -- A Saudi Arabian
judge sentenced 20 foreigners to receive lashes and spend several months
in prison after convicting them of attending a party where alcohol was
served and men and women danced, a newspaper reported Sunday.
More U.S. Kids Having Obesity Surgery -- A group of four
hospitals, led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, are
starting a large-scale study this spring examining how children respond
to various types of weight-loss surgery, including the gastric bypass,
in which a pouch is stapled off from the rest of the stomach and
connected to the small intestine.
The View From Guantanamo Bay -- In what looks like a strangely
choreographed dance, they pace. Guards in camouflage and tan military
boots walk non-stop back and forth along two floors of cells. Their eyes
are trained on the row of small windows through which they watch
detainees also on the move. A few are sitting, one is rocking back and
forth, but most of them pace, almost keeping step with the guards. This
is Camp 6, the holding centre for nearly half of the 395 detainees still
housed at the U.S. naval base on the southeast corner of Cuba.
Russia probes smelly orange snow -- Russia has flown a team of
chemical experts to a Siberian region to find out why smelly, coloured
snow has been falling over several towns.
Minn. farmer charged after chasing thief -- A farmer who chased
down a thief and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived now
faces a more serious charge than the thief himself.
Cloned Meat: the hidden agendas (behind the other hidden agendas)
-- Who is pushing to legalize cloned meat? Follow the money -- and there
are strong connections to human genetic engineering.
Hard drive missing from Birmingham VA Medical Center -- A
portable hard drive that may contain personal information on some
veterans and was used by an employee at a Veterans Affairs office in
Birmingham is missing and may have been stolen, the Department of
Veterans Affairs said in a statement Friday.
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. (older article but worth mentioning)
Did you know? -- The REAL ID Act of 2005 stipulates that after
May 11, 2008, “a Federal agency may not accept, for any official
purpose, a driver’s license or identification card issued by a State to
any person unless the State is meeting the requirements” specified in
the REAL ID Act. Be sure to look under the 5th brown heading...also 9th
paragraph down..."Flexibility". (Thanks Mike)
Here We Go: Gov't Prepares for Bird-Flu Pandemic -- Public
health officials and academics who met Thursday at a conference to
discuss seasonal- and bird-flu preparation urged the government to
commit billions of dollars more toward its bird-flu outbreak response
plan. Some worry that without adequate financial incentives from the
government, the drug industry may not make the up-front investments
needed to ensure its readiness in the event of an emergency.
Watch the Discovery Channel program "Chemical Contrails", Feb. 8, 2007
-- Across the planet, millions of people have seen them — jet aircraft
vapor trails lingering in the sky. Are these just regular "contrails" —
the carbon and water vapor exhaust from commercial planes — or are they
potentially toxic "chemical trails" emitted intentionally as part of
secret geo-engineering experiments or weather-weaponization tests? Check
your local listings for time and station.
New Guidelines in Case of Flu Pandemic -- Cities should close
schools for up to three months in the event of a severe flu outbreak,
ball games and movies should be canceled and working hours staggered so
subways and buses are less crowded, the federal government advised today
in issuing new pandemic flu guidelines to states and cities.
Judge: Doctor Can't Treat Terrorists -- NEW YORK (AP) - A doctor
accused of pledging to treat al-Qaida members can be prosecuted because
medical care counts as material support to terrorists under federal law,
a judge said Tuesday.
Lt Watada -
Update on Soldier Who is Stopping the War -- Sat, Feb. 3 in
Seattle Lt. Watada's Last Speaking Event Prior to Military Court Martial
which will be held on Feb. 5, 2007. Click above link for deatails.
UK News: (Thanks to Mike Tawse)
Defiant Blair rejects quit calls -- A defiant Tony Blair has
said he will not give in to pressure to quit over the cash-for-honours
Background Information to this article )
Blair defends his record on NHS -- Tony Blair has defended his
record on the NHS, and said it was in much better shape than when he
came to office.
Humans blamed for climate change -- Global climate change is
"very likely" to have a human cause, an influential group of scientists
Hope for safe prenatal gene test -- Work by scientists could
lead to a non-invasive blood test to detect genetic abnormalities such
as Down's syndrome in the womb.
MoD fails to show cockpit video -- The Ministry of Defence (MoD)
has failed to provide an inquest with a recording of a "friendly fire"
incident in which a British soldier died.
Boston officials livid over ad stunt -- Boston officials, livid
about a publicity campaign that had disrupted the city by stirring fears
of terrorism, vowed to prosecute those responsible and seek restitution.
Says Higher Casualty Total Was Posted in Error -- For the last
few months, anyone who consulted the Veterans Affairs Department’s Web
site to learn how many American troops had been wounded in Iraq and
Afghanistan would have found this number: 50,508. But on Jan. 10,
without explanation, the figure plummeted to 21,649. READ MORE...
Merck lobbies states over cancer vaccine -- Merck & Co. is
helping bankroll efforts to pass state laws requiring girls as young as
11 or 12 to receive the drugmaker's new vaccine against the sexually
transmitted cervical-cancer virus.
Senator: NJ could get $15 billion from toll road lease -- New
Jersey could get up to $15 billion by leasing toll roads to a private
company that would increase tolls annually but give the state money to
pay debt and free cash for school construction, property tax relief and
other needs, a state lawmaker said Wednesday.
Germany seeks to arrest 13 CIA operatives -- The arrest warrants
present the most serious legal challenge yet to the CIA's secret
transfers of terrorism suspects.
the Troops by Ending the War by Rep. Ron Paul -- Since we now
know that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and was not
threatening anyone, we must come to terms with 3,000 American deaths and
23,000 American casualties. It's disconcerting that those who never
believed the justifications given for our invasion, and who now want the
war ended, are still accused of not supporting the troops! This is
strange indeed! READ MORE...
US army uniforms found in warehouse east of Baghdad -- Joint
Iraqi and US troops found uniforms identical to those worn by the US
marines in a warehouse east of the capital, revealed a statement by the
US army Wednesday.
US Army Investigating New Torture Allegations -- Alleged Former
Abu Ghraib Guard Discussed Gang Rape In YouTube Video.
UK News: (Thanks to Mike Tawse)
Blair interviewed again by police -- Tony Blair has been
questioned for a second time by police investigating cash-for-honours
Kidnapping plot search continues -- Forensic officers have spent
the night searching 12 Birmingham properties in connection with an
alleged plot to kidnap and kill a Muslim soldier.
Branson to launch stem-cell bank -- Virgin founder Sir Richard
Branson is set to launch a company which will let families bank and
store stem cells from their child's umbilical cord.
Safety dominates NHS complaints -- Complaints about patient
safety and the care of dying patients dominate those referred on to
England's NHS watchdog.
Russian shock at 'gagged' babies -- Russian prosecutors are
investigating allegations that hospital staff in Yekaterinburg gagged
babies because they did not want to hear them crying.
Air pollution link to heart risk -- Air pollution increases the
risk of cardiovascular disease, a study says.
Planet Bush -- It must be nice to live on Planet Bush. I
listened to part of George W. Bush’s speech today from New York, his
“State of the Economy” address on my Sirius Satellite Radio. And, I just
don’t think he’s on the same planet with the rest of us.
Whose Side Is Bush On? by Chuck Baldwin -- There was someone in
the gallery during President George W. Bush's State of the Union speech
that he would not dare publicly recognize. Even though he knew she was
there, I'm confident he never even bothered to look up at Gallery 5, Row
B, Seat 9, because sitting in that seat was Monica Ramos, the wife of
imprisoned former Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos. She was the invited
guest of Republican California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.
How to lose a war - Ten simple steps -- With so much emphasis
today on how to win a war, I felt it might be good to look at how to
lose a war.