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JULY 2007

Parents of a U.S. Marine Who Committed Suicide After Returning Home from Iraq File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Veterans Affairs -- Parents of a US marine who committed suicide after returning from Iraq filed a suit alleging government failure to treat veterans cost their son his life.

U.S. Army Will Hold Prescribed Burn at Schofield -- The training is part of the U.S. Army Hawaii's ongoing plan to manage and protect range areas, decrease the danger of wild fires and survey for depleted uranium.

Factory Farm Map Website -- Food & Water Watch challenges the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

Police: Tax evaders’ supporters clogged 911 lines -- Police say supporters of convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown clogged emergency phone lines after the couple’s web site claimed shots had been fired behind the house.

The NAFTA Superhighway by Ron Paul -- By now many Texans have heard about the proposed “NAFTA Superhighway,” which is also referred to as the trans-Texas corridor. What you may not know is the extent to which plans for such a superhighway are moving forward without congressional oversight or media attention.


Blackwater USA and University of Illinois Police Training Institute Announce Partnership -- Blackwater USA is pleased to announce its newly formed partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Police Training Institute (PTI). Together we will pursue international and domestic training opportunities to better equip law enforcement agencies and officers to serve their communities.

Israel signs off on U.S. arms sale to Saudis -- In a break from historic Israeli opposition to U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday his country understands Washington’s plan to supply state-of-the-art weapons to Riyadh as a counterweight to Iranian influence.

Third of Iraqis 'need urgent aid' -- The report said the Iraqi government was failing to provide basic essentials such as water, sanitation, food, and shelter for up to eight million people.

'DC Madam' Phone Records -- Want to make sure your Sen. or Rep. ISN'T on the list!!!!

Security hearings called "Kafkaesque" -- Terrorism suspects held under virtual house arrest in Britain suffer "Kafkaesque" treatment in special courts that review secret evidence against them, a committee of legislators said on Monday.

Pentagon to implant microchips in soldiers' brains -- The Department of Defense is planning to implant microchips in soldiers' brains for monitoring their health information, and has already awarded a $1.6 million contract to the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B) at Clemson University for the development of an implantable "biochip".

Marine Corps hopes a dramatic photo of an injured Marine's oath-taking spurs others to stay in -- A reenlistment seen round the world! With both the Army and Marine Corps laboring to persuade combat veterans to stay in the service, the picture may be assuming iconic status.

U.S. announces major Middle East arms package -- The United States on Monday announced military aid packages worth more than $43 billion for Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states in an effort to bolster Mideast allies against Iran and others.

Transplant surgeon, allegedly seeking organs, is charged with trying to hasten patient's death -- A San Francisco transplant surgeon was criminally charged Monday with excessively prescribing drugs to a 25-year-old disabled man last year in order to hasten his death and harvest his organs sooner.

Chief Justice Roberts has a seizure, falls -- "Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. took a fall about 2 p.m. today near his summer home in Maine after suffering what doctors describe as a benign idiopathic seizure," court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.

Heat Rises Between Iraq PM and Petraeus -- A key aide says Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's relations with Gen. David Petraeus are so poor the Iraqi leader may ask Washington to withdraw the overall U.S. commander from his Baghdad post.

DEA Outlaws 7% Iodine -- On July 2, 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a final rule in the Federal Register changing the regulation of iodine under the Controlled Substances Act. Several amendatory instructions amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to implement this rulemaking were published in error. This correction corrects those errors.

Tillman probe a 'sham,' says his mom -- Pat Tillman's family yesterday ripped the Army's latest investigation of the pro football star's friendly-fire death in Afghanistan as a "sham" meant to protect higherups.

Pat Tillman's FAMILY DEMANDS THE TRUTH -- Were witnesses allowed to change their testimony on key details, as alleged by one investigator? Why did internal documents on the case, such as the initial casualty report, include false information? When did top Pentagon officials know that Tillman’s death was caused by friendly fire, and why did they delay for five weeks before informing his family?

Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Meet at Camp David -- They are expected to hold a news conference after today's meeting at Camp David. Brown has said he would use his visit to strengthen what Britain considers its "most important bilateral relationship."

Bush's plan for 'catastrophic emergency' -- Bush says the new plan for dealing with a catastrophic emergency would "enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency."  The president has ordered White House homeland security adviser Frances Townsend to develop details for the plan by Aug. 10. But the general outline of the plan already has stirred heated reactions across the political spectrum.

The War Racket: How Americans Pay for Bush's War Crimes at the Bank, the Pump, the Shop & the Graveside -- War is a racket fought by the masses for privileged elites, big corporations, and venal politicians like Bush. Bush's quagmire is fought for the benefit of no-bid contractors like Halliburton and Blackwater and financed by America's working poor and middle classes who pay for the war —with their lives abroad and with their jobs, their retirement prospects, and their access to health care at home.

Army's 'Debt Of Service' Leaves Vets Perplexed -- Former Army Specialist Rodriguez started getting bills for $700 for lost or damaged government property this summer. Although he was discharged some four years ago, bills recently arrived demanding payment, but giving no details on what or why -- nor do they offer a way to dispute the charges. A 2006 government report found more than 1,000 soldiers being billed a total of $1.5 million. And while fighting overseas put their lives on the line, this battle on paper could cost
them their future by ruining their credit.

Third of Iraqis 'need urgent aid' -- The report said the Iraqi government was failing to provide basic essentials such as water, sanitation, food, and shelter for up to eight million people.

Israel signs off on U.S. arms sale to Saudis -- In a break from historic Israeli opposition to U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday his country understands Washington’s plan to supply state-of-the-art weapons to Riyadh as a counterweight to Iranian influence.

Sara Lee announces bread recall -- Sara Lee Corp. is recalling bread sold under EarthGrains, Sara Lee Delightful Wheat and several other brands because the loaves may contain small pieces of metal, the company said Friday.

Was Tillman Murdered? AP Gets New Documents -- Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

VA To Treat Nonvets During Emergencies -- After a Bay Pines VA Medical Center employee suffered a heart attack and was taken to a hospital miles away rather than the center itself, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday signed an agreement to ensure such a scenario doesn't unfold again.

VA Secretary faces wrongful death suit -- The family of an Iraq war veteran filed suit Thursday accusing Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson of negligence in the suicide death of their son.

Buyers Beware: Food in Botulism Recall Still Being Sold -- Stores nationwide are continuing to sell recalled canned chili, stew, hash and other foods potentially contaminated with poisonous bacteria even after repeated warnings the products could kill. Click Here for Updated Expanded Recall List

Aquafina labels to spell out source - tap water -- PepsiCo Inc. will spell out that its Aquafina bottled water is made with tap water, a concession to the growing environmental and political opposition to the bottled water industry.

Senate Approves National Security Bill -- The Senate on Thursday night approved a package of security measures recommended by the 9/11 Commission, shifting more federal money to high-risk states and cities and requiring more stringent screening of air and sea cargo. The measure passed by a 85-8 vote.

Explosion at Mojave Airport Kills 3 -- A fatal explosion at a Mojave Desert airport during testing of a propellant system for a new space tourism vehicle has shaken a small community that prides itself as the hometown of the first private space launch.

The Hidden Agenda Behind The Bush Administration's BioFuel Plan -- Buy Feed Corn: They're About To Stop Making It...That bowl of Kellogg's Cornflakes on the breakfast table, or the portion of pasta or corn tortillas, cheese or meat on the table is going to rise in price over the coming months as sure as the sun rises in the East. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the new world food price shock, conveniently timed to accompany our current world oil price shock.

Alnylam succeeds in sickening subjects so it can test drug -- Before Alnylam can test its drug, it needs a pool of guaranteed sick people -- which means it needs to create them. The Cambridge biotechnology company Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. made a big splash this month by inking one of the largest-ever deals in its industry, a partnership with drug giant Roche that could eventually be worth $1 billion.

US ordered to pay $101.7m in false murder convictions -- A federal judge held the FBI "responsible for the framing of four innocent men" in a 1965 gangland murder in a landmark ruling yesterday and ordered the government to pay the men $101.7 million for the decades they spent in prison. The award is believed to be the largest of its kind nationally.

African plant halts bleeding, speeds healing -- The leaves of Aspilia africana, a plant used in African traditional medicine, can stop bleeding, block infection and speed wound healing, a new study from Nigeria confirms.

Air cleansing unit to combat MRSA -- Figures out today on MRSA and Clostridium difficile show there is a long way to go in the battle against hospital infections.

NASA lost $94 million in office items -- NASA has lost $94 million in office equipment over the past decade, looking the other way as employees give computers to spouses or claim missing laptops are lost in space, according to a congressional report.

Amazing Cat plays furry grim reaper at nursing home -- PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours.

Sentient World Simulation - War games on the grandest scale -- The US Department of Defense (DOD) may already be creating a copy of you in an alternate reality to see how long you can go without food or water, or how you will respond to televised propaganda. Called the Sentient World Simulation (SWS), it will be a "synthetic mirror of the real world with automated continuous calibration with respect to current real-world information", according to a concept paper for the project.

Korey Rowe has been Released from Jail -- Loose Change producer Korey Rowe confirms through mobile phone video that he has now been released after his arrest yesterday-- which Rowe and many other believe was politically motivated.
“Loose Change” producer arrested for deserting the Army -- Korey Rowe who helped produce a 9/11 conspiracy documentary that became an Internet hit was arrested Monday for allegedly deserting the Army.

Chips: High tech aids or tracking tools? --, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice itself - until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their forearms.

Hazard warning on home cleaners -- Many use chemical linked to fertility problems, study says. (Products such as Windex Aerosol, Formula 409, Lemon Fresh Pine-Sol and Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner).

Update: Congress Wants Answers on Tillman Death -- Congressional investigators told the White House on Tuesday that they intend to question several former Bush administration officials about their knowledge of Pat Tillman's death, escalating their inquiry into the high-profile friendly fire case.

Commission urges overhaul of veterans' care -- A presidential commission examining the care given to wounded US service members yesterday recommended "fundamental changes" aimed at simplifying the military's convoluted healthcare bureaucracy and overhauling the veterans disability system for the first time in more than half a century.

FBI Proposes Building Network of U.S. Informants -- The FBI is taking cues from the CIA to recruit thousands of covert informants in the United States as part of a sprawling effort to boost its intelligence capabilities.

Real ID - Hegelian Dialectic Works on State Governors By: David Deschesne -- As expected, and right on cue, the National Governors’ Association has come out first opposing REAL ID - the Mark of the Beast-style dictatorial government mandate where all Americans would be branded as chattel property of the banks who hold the bonds on this country - then begging Congress for the money to implement it.

Military Quietly Enlisting Thousands Of Active Gang Members -- Desperate to shore up its flagging ranks, the military is quietly enlisting thousands of active gang members and shipping them to Iraq. Will a brutal murder finally wake up the Pentagon?

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs - Subcommittee on Health Hearing on Gulf War Exposures -- July 26, 2007, 10:00 A.M. Room 334, Cannon House Office Building. Click here for what you can do!

PTSD Manual on line -- Everyone with a PTSD claim should read this Info about C&P Exam. This is a 121 page report.
Related Link: A lot of good info also at this web, stressors, treatments, etc.

Sudan 'must pay USS Cole victims' -- A US court has ordered Sudan to pay $8m (£4m) to the families of 17 marines who died in a suicide bomb attack on the USS Cole warship in Yemen in 2000.

Federal audit rips Iraqi reconstruction work -- Says many tasks assigned to U.S. construction giant were never completed.

Iraq bombs strike football fans -- Two bomb attacks have killed at least 50 people and injured 135 in Baghdad as crowds celebrated the Iraqi national football team's win over South Korea.

Southern Europe bakes in second heat wave -- 33 deaths in Romania, 5 in Greece as some areas top 110 degrees.

News Stations Believe Ron Paul Supporters Are Only a Myth -- While Ron Paul visited Spartanburg South Carolina to deliver a speech, his supporters were taking a little action of their own. Over and over it has been said that all of Ron Paul’s supporters are not real people but simply a few spammers because no news station can quite understand that the man generally draws interest in his stances on non-interventionism, limited government, and a return to liberties that have been lost over the last administration. READ MORE...

Call-to-Action From: G. Edward Griffin and Aaron Russo -- Send your Congressman and Senator a short but explicit message to the effect that you expect them to (1) introduce or support fast-track legislation to rescind the Executive Order issued July 17 relating to blocking property of those who disagree with President Bush’s policy in Iraq and (2) call for impeachment of the President NOW.  To Contact Lawmakers CLICK HERE!

Statement of Faith by Rep. Ron Paul, MD. -- We live in times of great uncertainty when men of faith must stand up for our values and our traditions lest they be washed away in a sea of fear and relativism. As you likely know, I am running for President of the United States, and I am asking for your support. Read More...

Uranium and the War - The effects of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq -- By the time the Earth ceases to be a planet, only a little more than half of the depleted uranium (DU) that the United States Army is firing into Iraq and other countries around the world will be gone. The rest of the radioactive material will still be poisoning the Iraqi people.

Terrorists may be conducting dry runs -- Airport security officers around the nation have been alerted by federal officials to look out for terrorists practicing to carry explosive components onto aircraft, based on four curious seizures at airports since last September.

Nerve gas antidote made by goats -- Scientists have genetically modified goats to make a drug in their milk that protects against deadly nerve agents such as sarin and VX.

Paula Zahn Leaving CNN - Campbell Brown Will Take Over Her Prime Time Slot -- Paula Zahn is leaving CNN, turning her prime-time slot over to Campbell Brown. Zahn’s final program will be Aug. 2. Others will fill in until November, when Brown — newly hired from NBC News— will start, CNN said Tuesday.

U.S. medical students graduate debt-free in Cuba -- Eight Americans graduated on Tuesday from a Cuban medical school after six years of studies fully funded by Fidel Castro's government. They plan to return home, take board exams for licenses to practice and provide cheap health care in poor neighborhoods.

Members of the wounded veterans panel -- Here is a list of the nine members of the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors, which President Bush created March 6 to investigate the treatment of wounded veterans.

Minn. Appeals Court rules for parents who paddled teenage son -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that unidentified parents who spanked their 13-year-old son—who weighed 195 pounds—with a wooden paddle weren't physically abusive.

Housing worries clobber stocks -- Stocks plunged today amid deepening worries about the health of the housing markets and disappointing earnings reports.

Low cholesterol 'link' to cancer -- Statins can reduce the risk of having a heart attack People who significantly cut their cholesterol levels with statins may raise the risk of cancer, a study says.

Rockets strike city in Pakistan -- At least seven people have been killed and about 30 injured by rockets fired into a city in the north-west of Pakistan, police say.

College Scholarships Available for Children of Military Heroes: Deadline Extended -- The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors the bravery and dedication of Americans in our armed forces who have sacrificed life or limb in the defense of our country by providing college scholarships to their children. Freedom Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Ritalin stunts growth of children; long-term risk to children's health unknown -- New research published in the August, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that Ritalin, the amphetamine drug used to treat a fictitious medical disorder labeled Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, stunts the growth of children. After three years on the psychotropic drug, children are one inch shorter and 4.4 pounds lighter than their peers, researchers have documented.

Pentagon to junk millions in combat gear -- Millions of dollars' worth of gear, including combat boots, helmets, vests and aircraft parts, is being junked by the Pentagon rather than stored or sold as surplus to suppliers who sometimes sell it back to the military. Does the name "Depleted Uranium" strike a cord here?

US city issues immigrant ID card -- A city in Connecticut has become the first in the United States to issue identity cards to illegal immigrants.

Halliburton nearly triples second-quarter earnings -- The Houston-based energy services provider reported net income for the three months ended June 30 of $1.5 billion, or $1.62 per share, on revenue of $3.7 billion. That compared with net income of $591 million, or 55 cents per share, on revenue of $3.1 billion, for the same period in 2006.

Flu threat offers new business for Tamiflu maker -- George Abercrombie, chief executive officer of drug maker Hoffman-La Roche, finds himself doing something very unusual these days -- lobbying companies to buy and stockpile his company's pills for their employees.

Fort Monroe unit devises U.S. pandemic flu plan -- Should a pandemic flu spread across the United States, the Defense Department now has a plan of attack that incorporates the response of federal, state and local agencies.

More on the Feds harassing the Ed & Elaine Brown concert in NH on -- More on registration information on the chopper that kept buzzing the Brown's home during the Live Free or Die Concert.

Complete list of Recalled Canned Meat Products That May Contain Clostridium botulinum - Including some pet food! -- The recall is being expanded after information gathered by the FDA and FSIS indicated that processing malfunctions at the establishment have existed longer than initially estimated. Read More.

Injured Iraq war veterans sue VA head -- Frustrated by delays in health care, injured Iraq war veterans accused VA Secretary Jim Nicholson in a lawsuit of breaking the law by denying them disability pay and mental health treatment.

Soldier Killed in Shootout With Police Officer -- A 25-year-old soldier from Fort Meade was fatally shot in Baltimore yesterday in a confrontation with a police officer, Baltimore police said.

Sheehan arrested in impeachment protest -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Monday at the Capitol for disorderly conduct, shortly after saying she would run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the California Democrat's refusal to try to impeach President Bush.

Bush Executive Order: Criminalizing the Antiwar Movement -- The Executive Order entitled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq" provides the President with the authority to confiscate the assets of "certain persons" who oppose the US led war in Iraq....Read More.

BUSH'S LATEST EXECUTIVE ORDER & JURISDICTION By Devvy Kidd -- "Certainly it is highly constitutionally questionable to empower the government to destroy someone economically without giving notice. This is so sweeping it's staggering. I've never seen anything so broad that it expands beyond terrorism, beyond seeking to use violence or the threat of violence to cower or intimidate a population..." Bruce Fein, Justice Department official during the Reagan Administration

Federal Minimum Wage Rising This Week -- Pay Rate Rises From $5.15 an Hour to $5.85.

Heirs to Dow Jones Are a Diverse Group -- Today, the family that controls Dow Jones and its flagship, The Wall Street Journal, is in its sixth generation, with some three dozen adult members spread out across the country.

Pentagon Said Junking Millions in Gear -- Millions of dollars' worth of gear, including combat boots, helmets, vests and aircraft parts, is being junked by the Pentagon rather than stored or sold as surplus to suppliers who sometimes sell it back to the military. Allegations of Pentagon waste during the war is hitting a nerve with some lawmakers.

$100 laptop' production begins -- Five years after the concept was first proposed, the so-called $100 laptop is poised to go into mass production. The first machines should be ready to put into the hands of children in developing countries in October 2007.

The “911 Ripple Effect” Has Begun by Debbie Lewis -- Media Complacency, Explosions, External Equipment, And More… A Synopsis of 9/11 Ripple Effect, by Debbie Lewis.

Botulism Cases Force Huge Meat Recall - More than previously thought -- Castleberry's Food Co. of Augusta recalled more than 80 types of canned chili, beef stew, corned beef hash and other meat products in addition to the 10 brands it had recalled Thursday.

Is Bottled Water Worth $15 Billion? -- The fact is that bottled water is not as strictly regulated as tap water is. Today, each American buys an average of 28.3 gallons of bottled water per year.

Romney aide’s bogus badges: Sources detail ‘illegal’ security tactic -- In an apparent violation of the law, a controversial aide to ex-Gov. Mitt Romney created phony law enforcement badges that he and other staffers used on the campaign trail to strong-arm reporters, avoid paying tolls and trick security guards into giving them immediate access to campaign venues, sources told the Herald.

SAIC may have compromised military personnel data -- Pentagon contractor SAIC Inc. may have compromised personal information about more than half a million military personnel and their relatives because it did not encrypt data transmitted online.

OxyContin Maker, Execs Fined $634.5M -- A federal judge on Friday fined Purdue Pharma L.P., the maker of OxyContin, and three of its executives $634.5 million for misleading the public about its risk of addiction.

Ron Paul yard signs -- The signs are: 24"x18", coroplast, two-sided, two-color, heavy-duty, weather-resistant—and they come with stands. Minimum order of two signs, please. $6 each.

Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq -- Bush Outlaws All War Protest In United States???
** Related Article by Sorcha Faal

Pentagon extends Iraq tours for 2,200 Marines -- The Pentagon has extended the combat tours of 2,200 Marines in Iraq for 30 days, keeping the troops on the ground to help stabilize Anbar province, a Marine Corps spokesman said on Thursday.

FEMA lawyers nixed trailer tests for toxicity -- At a hearing Thursday of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, investigators released internal e-mails indicating that FEMA lawyers rejected environmental testing out of fear that the agency would then become legally liable if health problems emerged among as many as 120,000 families displaced by Hurricane Katrina who lived in trailers.

US Meat Labels to Note Country of Origin -- The House Agriculture Committee voted Thursday night to require country of origin labels on meats beginning next year, striking a compromise as reports of tainted food from China raise consumer awareness about imported food safety.

China Bans Firms From Exporting Goods -- China said Friday it had shut down several firms at the heart of food and drug safety scares, its latest move to clean up those industries and salvage its reputation as a reliable exporter.

Study: Ritalin may have negative long-term effects in young children -- The attention deficit drug Ritalin may trigger long-term changes in the brains of young children. After looking at the brains of young rats, they found changes in the brain areas which control higher executive functioning, addiction and appetite, social relationships and stress. They noted that these changes gradually disappeared as the rats were taken off the drug.

UK News: Single parents will be made to seek jobs -- Single parents will be forced to start looking for a job once their youngest child turns seven, with those who cannot find work being placed on United States-style workfare schemes.

Poison cloud akin to Chernobyl: Ukraine minister -- A freight train carrying yellow phosphorus derailed in western Ukraine, causing a fire that produced a giant poison cloud that contaminated the area around 14 villages, emergency officials said Tuesday.

Australia: Fourth child dies from mystery infection -- WEST Australian health authorities are desperately trying to find the cause of an illness that has killed four young children in Perth. The WA Health Department today announced a fourth child had died from a similar cause of illness as three who died two weeks ago.

Australia poised to sign nuclear deal with US -- AUSTRALIA is negotiating a major deal with the United States to co-operate on development of a nuclear energy industry. According to draft plans seen by The Age, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane want the deal announced when US President George Bush comes to Australia in September for the APEC leaders' summit.

Please Help Aaron Russo -- Please, at the least, send Aaron a get well/appreciation card, and if you can afford it, a donation to the fund for his medical bills which have reached astronomical proportions.

Photo of Ron Paul Billboard in Kansas City -- Other Ron Paul meet-up cities are interested in doing this in their cities too! Thanks to Lora & her Dad!!

Steam Blast Puts New Yorkers on Edge -- When the skyscraper-sized geyser of steam and debris cleared, it left a gaping crater, hobbled subways and shattered windows in the heart of midtown Manhattan. And it left a jittery city waiting for the results of air-quality tests and recovering from a reawakened dread of sudden destruction.

Senior Qaeda figure in Iraq a myth: U.S. military -- A senior operative for al Qaeda in Iraq who was caught this month has told his U.S. military interrogators a prominent al Qaeda-led group is just a front and its leader fictitious, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.

Silent surge in contractor 'armies' -- A key support for US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, civilians have little oversight and, back home, little help.

NBC Correspondent Received $30K for Speech Attacking Sen. Edwards -- Jim Miklaszewski not only took $30,000 from the Chamber of Commerce in apparent violation of his employer's policy on paid speaking engagements, the NBC correspondent then proceeded to call presidential candidate and former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) a "loser" for attempting to defend a pricey haircut.

Terror concerns raised as dozens die in Pakistan -- U.S. officials have expressed concern over Pakistan's stability and effectiveness in suppressing terrorism, with former Rep. Lee Hamilton saying U.S. forces should go into Pakistan to rout al Qaeda from its safe haven.

Hot dog chili sauce recalled after 4 hospitalized with botulism -- Federal health officials warned consumers Wednesday to throw away certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after the product was linked to botulism that has sent four people to the hospital. The warning applies to 10-ounce cans of Castleberry's, Austex and Kroger brands of hot dog chili sauce with "best by" dates from April 30, 2009, through May 22, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration said. It wasn't immediately clear how widely the products were distributed.

HBO film on secret vote counting gets Emmy nomination -- The HBO documentary about computerized voting, Hacking Democracy, been nominated for an Emmy for outstanding investigative journalism.

Blair attends first Quartet talks -- Tony Blair is set to formally begin his new role as an envoy for the Middle East by attending a meeting in Lisbon. The Quartet group, made up of the EU, the US, Russia and the UN, hopes to move towards restarting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

German zoo sold animals as meat -- A mayor in eastern Germany has filed charges against workers at his local zoo for shooting animals and selling them as meat. A spokeswoman for the mayor's office said deer were among the animals killed and sold by workers at Erfurt Zoo without permission over a number of years.

Polio Fear Prompts Vaccination of Passengers on Thai Air Flight -- Passengers on a flight to Melbourne from Bangkok are being vaccinated against polio after doctors detected the paralysis-causing virus in one of the travelers.

Welfare recipients in San Diego must give up their privacy -- In San Diego, poor people who want public benefits must give up their privacy. Investigators from the district attorney's office there make unannounced visits to the homes of people applying for welfare, poking around in garbage cans, medicine chests and laundry baskets. Applicants are not required to let the investigators in. But they get no money if they refuse.

$75,000 Offered For MD to Publicly Drink Vaccine Additives -- Not surprisingly, this offer has been on the table since 2001, but no one has been willing to take that toxic chemical cocktail -- except for the children who innocently go in for their routine vaccinations.

Google Video: Live Free or Die Concert Clips form July 14, 2007 -- Various video clips taken from the Live Free or Die Concert held July 14, 2007 in support of Ed & Elaine Brown.

VIDEO: FBI listens to you on cell phones...EVEN WHEN THEY'RE OFF! -- Fox news recently reported that the FBI has found a way to monitor your conversations through your cell phone even if it is turned off and your not using it.

Marine ordered Iraqi women and kids shot, squad member testifies -- A Marine charged with murdering two girls and killing several other Iraqis gave orders to shoot into a roomful of children and young women, a squad member testified.

Fact Sheet: Implementation of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza -- A One-Year Summary Of Efforts To Better Protect Our Nation Against The Threat Of Pandemic Flu. The White House Homeland Security Council Issued A One-Year Report On The Administration's Progress In Implementing The National Strategy For Pandemic Influenza.

Dollar Slumps to Record Low Versus Euro on Bear Stearns Losses -- The dollar fell to a record low against the euro and dropped versus the yen after Bear Stearns Cos. reported hedge fund losses, fueling speculation investors will spurn U.S. assets as the economy slows.

Congress blasts FDA’s plan to close 7 labs -- “FDA’s ill-conceived decision to close seven of its 13 laboratories likely would expose American consumers to even more danger from unsafe foods, particularly imports,” said Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., at a hearing of a House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

N Korea closes more nuclear sites -- North Korea has shut down all five nuclear facilities at its main Yongbyon complex, International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei says. An IAEA team is in North Korea to monitor the closures.

Australia News: Ford workers 'shattered' -- Ford Australia have this afternoon confirmed they will bring to an end 81 years of engine manufacturing at Geelong at the cost of 600 jobs in a move that will devastate the local economy.

Over 100,000 US Vietnam Vet Suicides To Date -- We, the U.S. have lost over 158,000 American lives to the Vietnam war and that count is still rising. Approx 58,000 in Vietnam. 100,000 or more to suicide and most of those occurred after the men came home.

Big Pharma takes over veterinary medicine; dogs and cats drugged with chemicals for profit -- Big Pharma has successfully completed its takeover of veterinary medicine in the United States and other first-world nations. Knowing that massive profits could be generated through the bodies of pets, drug companies have spent two decades pursuing an aggressive campaign of rewriting vet school curricula, influencing veterinarians and brainwashing pet owners into thinking their dogs, cats and horses need drugs in order to be healthy.

Nicholson Resigns From VA -- Jim Nicholson has tendered his resignation today from his post as Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs, effective no later than October 1, 2007.
Related Article: VA Secretary Is Ending a Trying Tenure

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont Seeks PTSD Funding For National Guard Iraq War Vets -- A push is underway to help Vermont Guard soldiers who returned from the Iraq War suffering from invisible mental wounds. Sanders and other members of Congress are pushing for a 30-million dollar appropriation to establish similar Outreach Programs across the nation based on the Vermont model.

Man Infected With Flesh-Eating Bacteria -- GALVESTON, Texas - A man is fighting for his life after he was infected with a deadly flesh-eating bacteria. Vibrio vulnificus can cause disease in those who eat contaminated seafood or have an open wound that is exposed to seawater.

Troops parachuted into Colo. prison by accident -- Military officials said 25 heavily armed parachutists who landed in a cornfield on the grounds of a Colorado prison last week were on a training mission but landed about 3 miles off target.

113 Institutions Charged with Refusing to Reveal Biotech Research -- Some 113 university, government, hospital and corporate laboratories engaged in research often with potential to be used for germ warfare have refused to disclose their operations to the public as required by Federal rules, a nonprofit watchdog agency has charged.

Audio: Brief news coverage about Ed and Elaine Brown on NPR (National Public Radio) -- NPR played an excerpt of Dave singing "Show Me the Law", Randy Weaver sharing his heart-felt emotion on the situation, Ed and Elaine, and of course some scared (coward) townsfolk who support the official (wrong) position. (July 17, 2007)

Check out the Ron Paul Ink Stamp -- Great Idea to stamp on all outgoing mail & etc.

Wisconsin Chemtrail Report Website -- Excellent Chemtrail website.

Report Says Qaeda-Linked Groups In Asia Are Training Scuba Divers -- Two of the most dangerous al Qaeda-linked groups in Southeast Asia are working together to train militants in scuba diving for seaborne terror attacks, according to the interrogation of a recently captured guerrilla.

Tommy Cryer found NOT GUILTY on two misdemeanor counts of failure to file -- Tommy Cryer, a Shreveport attorney who has challenged the government for years on the legality of filing federal income taxes has been acquitted on charges he failed to file returns.

Bush's sarcastic response sends a 13 year old girl into tears -- "Mr. President, I know immigration has been a big problem in the U.S. And what is your next step with the immigration bill?" Jessica asked Mr. Bush, during a question and answer period after a speech Mr. Bush gave to a Cleveland business group. Mr. Bush's sarcastic reply -- a wry "yeah, thanks" -- drew laughter from the crowd of 400. But the attention caused young Jessica, who characterized herself in an interview afterward as very shy, to immediately tear up. Read More...

8-Year-Old Shows Up On No-Fly Terrorist List -- An 8-year-old Kansas boy is causing a national security stir after his name popped up on a no fly list and airlines banned him from flying in fear he might be a terrorist.

Vaccinated Children Two and a Half Times More Likely to Have Neurological Disorders Like ADHD and Autism, New Survey in California and Oregon Finds -- As the first trial in Vaccine Court explores the relationship between vaccines and autism, a new survey released today indicates a strong correlation between rates of neurological disorders, such as ADHD and autism, and childhood vaccinations.

Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Concert for Ed and Elaine Brown -- Think what you might about taxes and the Brown's, but, what can justify the cost of keeping that bird in the sky for hours on end? What can justify 'buzzing' all of the Brown's neighbors?

'Mutant' rice banned in Europe but not the US? -- Last year, the mutant rice began showing up in American rice that had been shipped to Europe. And when the federal government investigated, it found tiny amounts of the mutant rice the rice crop in Texas and four other southern states. Exactly how it spread is unknown, but some rice farmers sued the crop science company saying the experimental rice made their rice worthless overseas where it's been banned. No such ban exists in the United States, and it’s assumed that tiny amounts of the mutant rice are now in what we eat here.

Nuclear waste drums tipped in Japan quake; thousands evacuate quake zone -- A powerful earthquake tipped over barrels of nuclear waste at a power plant and officials today were investigating whether there were any radioactive leaks, a day after they said the quake had caused the reactor to spill radioactive water into the sea.

Japan quake toll rises amid new shocks -- More than 10,000 people are sheltering in evacuation centres in Japan's northwest after a strong earthquake flattened hundreds of houses, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 900. As aftershocks continued, rain began to fall, and forecasts for two days of wet weather raised fears of mudslides that could add to the devastation.

Articles within this table are related to the "Live Free or Die Concert" held Saturday, July 14, 2007.

Google Video: Live Free or Die Concert Clips form July 14, 2007 -- Various video clips taken from the Live Free or Die Concert held July 14, 2007 in support of Ed & Elaine Brown.

Audio: Brief news coverage about Ed and Elaine Brown on NPR (National Public Radio) -- NPR played an excerpt of Dave singing "Show Me the Law", Randy Weaver sharing his heart-felt emotion on the situation, Ed and Elaine, and of course some scared (coward) townsfolk who support the official (wrong) position. (July 17, 2007)

Browns' bash draws about 200 -- An estimated 200 people turned out for the "Live Free or Die Concert" at the Plainfield home of convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown yesterday. As of early evening, police were calling it a peaceful gathering. About 100 cars lined one side of the Browns' half-mile driveway by early afternoon. Helicopters circled overhead as new arrivals searched for parking.

Browns throw themselves a party -- Policemen were stationed for hours yesterday (July 14, 2007) on the road outside Ed and Elaine Brown's house in Plainfield, where a large party was being held to benefit the convicted tax protestors. But the officers said they wouldn't, under any circumstances, enter the property if an emergency occurred.

Brown standoff tense before concert -- Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are on heightened alert today because of a benefit concert at the Plainfield home of federal income tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown.

Homeland Security Crashes the BROWN'S LIVE - FREE OR DIE JAMBOREE -- Mysterious white helicopter circled the crowd of 200 for about 6 hours, flying so low at times it appeared to be coming in for a landing. At one point, after apparently refueling… The chopper returned appearing about 100 feet out of the trees. It must have been lying low in silent mode before it jumped out and buzzed the crowd. It felt like apocalypse now, Vietnam or Iraq.

Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Concert for Ed and Elaine Brown -- Think what you might about taxes and the Brown's, but, what can justify the cost of keeping that bird in the sky for hours on end? What can justify 'buzzing' all of the Brown's neighbors?

Anti-government activist fears feds are watching him -- Some of Weaver’s supporters called KY3 News recently because they believed he was under siege again. When a reporter and photographer arrived at his home just outside Harrison, supporters had blocked off his driveway. Some men in a military-type vehicle led the crew inside and, after some coaxing, Weaver consented to an interview.

YouTube Video: video Alert Watch Out for the CFR -- A must watch-out for the Council of Foreign Relations agenda during the 2008 presidential primaries. What Presidential Candidates are part of the CFR? What are they trying to accomplish?

URGENT ALERT - Hate Bill Moves Forward In Senate -- Hoping to avoid detection from opponents in the religious right, Senators Edward Kennedy and Gordon Smith have quietly moved the federal hate crimes bill into the Senate. The Senate will vote, perhaps as early as this Tuesday on whether to include it as a "rider" on the huge federal defense bill, HR 1585. Read More...

Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran -- The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned.

After Abuse Settlement, an Apology to Victims -- A day after agreeing to a record $660 million settlement with 508 victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony apologized to the victims for “this terrible sin and crime” and said he hoped the settlement would bring a “final resolution.”

Top Ron Paul employer contributions - US Army and US Navy -- What organizations are listed as the top two employers behind those donating to the Ron Paul campaign? It’s the United states Army and Navy.

YouTube VIDEO: Shelley Yates-Fire the Grid-Part 1 -- Remember, Remember Tuesday, July 17th 7:11 EST! This Tuesday, July 17th is the day she spoke about in the video that we are all are to be prepared for.Here it is again. You don't want to miss this story. Be sure to listen to the entire collection. For more on this please visit

In Role Reversal, China Blocks Some U.S. Meat -- China announced Saturday that it was blocking imports of some U.S. processed meat that showed signs of contamination, turning the tables on critics who in recent months have questioned the safety of Chinese exports and making good on a warning that it would apply greater scrutiny to food shipments entering its borders. The suspension affected some of the largest U.S. food companies, including Cargill Meat Solutions and Tyson Foods, the world's largest meat processor.

Michael Moore breaks his silence -- An obvious, common sense question that no one will answer!!

Public health experts fear fallout from MMR hearing -- Public health doctors are bracing themselves for a further decline in public confidence in the MMR jab as the long-awaited hearing into alleged serious professional misconduct by Andrew Wakefield and two other doctors gets under way at the General Medical Council on Monday.

China Busts Cardboard Bun Shop -- Chopped cardboard, softened in an industrial chemical and made tasty with pork flavoring, is a main ingredient in batches of steamed buns sold in a Beijing neighborhood, state television said. (See the video of this news story on the right hand side of this website link).

Woman Angers Home Owners Association By Hanging Flag 'Union Down' As War Protest -- A Wheat Ridge, Colorado woman has upset some of her neighbors and sparked quite a controversy by choosing her to hang a U.S. flag upside down outside her home. Hammer turned her flag upside down on March 19 -- the fourth anniversary of the start of the War on Terror. "Hanging the flag with the union down is a sign of distress, and it's my contention that the country is in a very distressful situation," Hammer said.

More entering Army with criminal records -- Nearly 12 percent of Army recruits who entered basic training this year needed a special waiver for those with criminal records, a dramatic increase over last year and 2 1/2 times the percentage four years ago, according to new Army statistics obtained by the Globe.

Mom And Talkative Tot Kicked Off Plane -- The mother of a 19-month-old boy says she and her son were kicked off a plane after she refused a stewardess' request to medicate her son to keep him from talking.

Al-Qaida Works to Plant U.S. Operatives -- Al-Qaida is stepping up its efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States and has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike here, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment, The Associated Press has learned.

First Hindu prayer said at U.S. Senate -- The prayer was briefly interrupted by three Christian protesters in the Senate gallery who was all arrested for protesting the prayer.

Bush acknowledges his administration leaked CIA operative's name -- President George W. Bush on Thursday acknowledged publicly for the first time that someone in his administration likely leaked the name of a CIA operative, although he also said he hopes the controversy over his decision to spare prison for a former White House aide has "run its course." "And now we're going to move on," Bush said in a White House news conference.

US House votes for troop pullout -- The United States House of Representatives has voted in favour of pulling most combat troops out of Iraq by April next year. It is the third time this year the House has voted in favour of legislation to end US military involvement in Iraq.

Gun shops under closer scrutiny -- A small percentage of gun shops in America account for a gigantic number of weapons used in street crimes. In 2005 and 2006, about 220 firearms dealers had their licenses revoked _ 20 more than in the previous eight years combined.
Gun Control groups want more.

17 sickened after eating at Chicago food festival -- Seventeen people who ate from the same booth at the Taste of Chicago food festival last week became ill, at least five of them with salmonella poisoning and three who were hospitalized, the health department said.

Andrew Speaker's TB Reclassified -- Speaker says in the statement that he is "incredibly relieved" that tests show that he doesn't have XDR TB. He noted that his understanding is that he does not have –– and has never had –– XDR TB.

9 People Sue Andrew Speaker For Possible Exposure -- Eight fellow passengers of a tuberculosis-infected man are suing him for $1.3 million as a result of their possible exposure to the disease on a commercial flight from Prague to Montreal in late May. The ninth plaintiff is a brother and roommate of a passenger.

Tuberculosis Patient Flees Hospital -- A man placed in isolation after he was diagnosed with contagious tuberculosis broke a hospital window and fled, health officials said. Greenwood was placed in isolation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital on June 29 after he was seen coughing up blood outside the city's traffic court. He left the hospital on July 1.

The “911 Ripple Effect” Has Begun By Debbie Lewis -- The long awaited
follow-up to the controversial documentary “911 In Plane Site” is now available globally. With the release of “911 Ripple Effect” comes new information and analyses put forth by noted eyewitnesses, former military, pilots and independent researchers.

NANCY PELOSI TAKING CALLS ON BUSH & CHENEY IMPEACHMENT THURS/FRIDAY at 202-225-0100 -- PLEASE CALL TODAY -- At the toll free capitol switchboard #s below, you can also call your particular district's congressional representative to insist that they support impeachment for Cheney. Read More...

Firefighters Rip Giuliani, Call Him 'Urban Legend' -- The International Association of Firefighters has gone on the offensive against "America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani, releasing a 13-minute video that viciously rips into the former New York mayor, who has been using his leadership demonstrated on September 11th to urge people around the country to support him in his quest to become President of the United States.

Rudy Giuliani: URBAN LEGEND -- "The Urban Legend of ‘America’s Mayor’ needs to be balanced by the truth." Giuliani's No Bid Contracts on the FDNY radios (video) and MORE! At about 4:39 minutes into the above video, the film label claims that WTC-7 collapsed at "4:58 PM." World Trade Center Seven collapsed on September 11, 2001, at 5:20 p.m. NOT 4:58PM.

"Follow the money"...That Mysterious Building 7 -- I’ve heard several explanations as to why Building 7 absolutely had to be demolished — and given the way it was achieved, at obviously great risk to the perps. Read More...

Body Absorbs 5 Lbs of Make-Up Chemicals Per Year -- Women who use make-up on a daily basis can absorb almost 5 pounds of chemicals into their bodies each year. Some of the compounds present in make-up have been linked to side effects ranging from skin irritation to cancer.

Teflon Chemical May Cause Allergies -- Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), used to make stain-resistant clothing and non-stick surfaces such as Teflon, may cause the immune system to overreact to allergens.

MP3 File:
Jeff Rense guest Benjamin Fulford -- Benjamin Fulford has become the spokesperson for a Chinese secret society and they have issued a warning to The Illuminati to cease all their activities and plans for world domination and and decimation of the world's population......or Illuminati members will be assassinated. Jeff Rense thought the show was so important he made the mp3 available for free.

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UK needs a two-child limit, says population report -- According to the Optimum Population Trust, Britain's rising birth rate, currently growing at the highest rate for nearly 30 years, should be considered an environmental liability.

Sting Reveals Security Gap at Nuclear Agency -- Undercover congressional investigators posing as West Virginia businessmen obtained a license with almost no scrutiny from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that enabled them to buy enough radioactive material from U.S. suppliers to build a "dirty bomb," a new government report says.

Gas pipeline attack in Mexico forces factories to shut down -- Honda,
Hershey's and other multinational companies temporarily shut down
their factories in western Mexico on Wednesday after rebels attacked
a key natural gas pipeline.

Tell the FCC to Save the Internet -- Tell Congress to preserve Net Neutrality and help ensure that the benefits and promise of the Internet are available to all Americans. Read More...

AA flight diverted to NY after crew concern -- An American Airlines flight was diverted to New York early on Thursday after the crew reported a suspicious passenger in what the U.S. homeland security chief later said may have been a misunderstanding.

Chertoff Warns of Higher Risk of Terrorism -- On Tuesday, Michael Chertoff, the secretary of homeland security, told the editorial board of The Chicago Tribune that he had a “gut feeling” about a new period of increased risk. He said he based his assessment on patterns of terrorists in Europe and intelligence he would not disclose.

US May Cut Navy Presence in Persian Gulf -- After a much-publicized military buildup in the Persian Gulf, the United States is now planning to have only one aircraft carrier in the region for part of this year.

9/11 Truth Graffiti Covers Arkansas Court House; Makes Frontpage News -- 9/11 Truth gets front page coverage in an Arkansas daily by way of a story about "conspiracy theory" graffiti. The Benton County Daily Record printed a prominent picture showing the front door of the courthouse covered in spraypaint reading "9-11 was an inside job."

LANL Plutonium Reported In Santa Fe Drinking Water -- The Santa Fe Water Quality Report for 2006 was delivered with the June water bills. The report stated that there was a "qualified detection of plutonium 238" in Buckman Well Number 1. This means that plutonium from the development and production of nuclear weapons at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was detected in Santa Fe drinking water supplies.

Red Dye Added to Meat May Cause Cancer -- Food colouring Red 2G (E 128), which is added to some breakfast sausages and burger meat, may cause cancer, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said on Monday as it reviewed food additives used in the European Union.

New Laws Of Physics Noted In WTC Fires And Ignored -- Dr Cahill's Discovery of Anaerobic Chlorine Fueled Combustion.

China to Focus on Small Food Producers -- China's food and drug agency announced stricter rules Wednesday for approving new drugs, a day after its former head was executed for accepting bribes to approve untested medicine. The government also ordered small, loosely regulated food producers to clean up their act.

Panel moves to cut off funds to Cheney -- Senate Democrats moved Tuesday to cut off funding for Vice President Dick Cheney's office in a continuing battle over whether he must comply with national security disclosure rules. A Senate appropriations panel chaired by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., refused to fund $4.8 million in the vice president's budget until Cheney's office complies with parts of an executive order governing its handling of classified information.

Meat from cloned animals on sale 'within two years' -- The U.S. expects to be eating clone-farmed burgers, pork and bacon within two years, and supporters of the method say Europe must follow suit.

California Politicians Forcing HPV Vaccine -- California is on its way to becoming the first state to mandate Merck's GARDASIL vaccine for all 11 year old girls.

CNN Gets Blitzed by Michael Moore -- Check out the video clip!!
Related Article: Michael Moore demands apology from Wolf Blitzer

Houston News Channel Ron Paul POLL *VOTE* NOW!!! -- If you had to vote for president today, who would you pick?

China Executes Ex-Food and Drug Chief -- China executed the former head of its food and drug watchdog on Tuesday for approving untested medicine in exchange for cash, the strongest signal yet from Beijing that it is serious about tackling its product safety crisis.

Low-Power FM Finally Opening Up, But Only for Non-Profits -- As Concern Over Media Consolidation Intensifies, New Measures Could Bring Influx of New Noncommercial Radio to the Airwaves.

China Wins NAFTA Super-Highway Battle -- Red China is investing heavily in developing deep-water ports in Mexico to bring an unprecedented volume of containers into the U.S. along the emerging NAFTA Super Highway. This move signals China's emergence as the unexpected economic winner in the North American Union free market.

Avian flu at Va. farm prompts more testing -- More than 50,000 turkeys on a farm west of Mount Jackson tested positive for avian flu antibodies, prompting additional testing and surveillance at area poultry farms, officials said.

Revolution Radio In Texas -- Sign the  Declaration of Revolution -- Be sure to sign the Declaration of Revolution! Radio Revealing the Truth and Exposing the Lies!

Vietnamese Delegation in U.S. to Sue Chemical Companies for Ongoing Effects of Agent Orange -- Two Vietnamese Agent Orange victims and their lawyers talk about how the toxin has affected their lives and why they’re suing over three dozen U.S. chemical companies who manufactured it.

Troops storm Pakistan mosque compound -- Troops stormed the compound of Islamabad's Red Mosque on Tuesday, prompting a fierce firefight with militants accused of holding about 150 hostages inside, officials said.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La. name appears on madam' phone records -- Sen. David Vitter, R-La., apologized Monday night for “a very serious sin in my past” after his telephone number appeared among those associated with an escort service operated by the so-called “D.C. Madam.”

VIDEO: Ron Paul with George Stephanopolous -- Stephanopolous acts like he’s never heard any of this before…unbelievable. And the look on his face when he tells Dr. Paul, “that’s not going to happen.” What a twerp. George hates hates hates than Ron Paul doesn’t play by the political rules of status quo Washington.

Bush Directive for a "Catastrophic Emergency" in America: Building a Justification for Waging War on Iran? -- Includes info on National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, NSPD-51/ HSPD 20.

French official suggested Bush was behind September 11 -- A senior French politician, now a minister in President Nicolas Sarkozy's government, suggested last year that U.S. President George W. Bush might have been behind the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to a website.

Congress returns, ready to take on Bush -- Congressmen returning from their Independence Day break are ready for battle with the White House, with Democrats decrying President Bush's commutation of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence and fighting Bush's latest claim of executive privilege.

Pa. budget fight brings partial shutdown -- Gov. Ed Rendell late Sunday ordered a range of state government services shut down and placed about a third of the state work force on indefinite unpaid furlough after frantic last-minute negotiations failed to break a budget stalemate.

FEMA Whistleblower Exposes 9/11 Conspiracy by JOE QUINN -- "What I saw at certain moments and in certain very frightening, I don't know who to put it in words, what I saw leads me to the terrible conclusion that there was foreknowledge of what was going to happen. The precautions that were taken to save certain things that the authorities there considered irreplaceable or invaluable. For example, certain things were missing that could only have been removed with a truck, yet after the first plane hit one of the towers, everything in manhattan collapsed and no one could have gotten near the towers to do that."

Chinese Secret Society Challenges Illuminati -- A Chinese secret society with 6 million members, including 1.8 million Asian gangsters and 100,000 professional assassins, have targeted Illuminati members if they proceed with world depopulation plans, according to Tokyo-based journalist Benjamin Fulford, 46.

Anthrax Coverup: A Government Insider Speaks Out -- Francis A. Boyle, an international law expert who worked under the first Bush Administration as a bioweapons advisor in the 1980s, has said that he is convinced the October 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people were perpetrated and covered up by criminal elements of the U.S. government. The motive: to foment a police state by killing off and intimidating opposition to post-9/11 legislation such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the later Military Commissions Act.

YouTube Video: Ron Paul Revolution Rally covered by Copperhead Films -- 50 Ron Paul Revolution patriots cheered themselves hoarse at the July 4, 2007 Young Republicans National Convention on the beach in Hollywood, Florida. 1,000 delegates got to see first hand that Ron Paul is the ONLY genuine candidate of the people able to fire up a patriot revolution.

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Ron Paul: The Man, His record, His platform -- Important overview of presidential candidate Ron Paul. Please read and pass on to those on your lists. Just click on the Ron Paul link within this posted link or click here.

Why would Iraqis bomb a small remote Iraqi village? -- “Abdullah Jabara, the deputy governor of Salahuddin province, said the perpetrators were not Iraqis but foreigners. “So who was it? It wasn't a Muslim, so it was either American, Israelis, or Mercs. (after clicking on the link, scroll down past the photos to read article)

Official: Food Crisis Harms China's Rep -- China's food safety crisis has tarnished its reputation abroad and threatens to spur social unrest at home, where more health scares are expected, a top official was quoted as saying Monday.

US woman arrested over dry lawn -- A 70-year-old US woman has been left bruised and bloody after an unexpected clash with police who came to caution her for not watering her lawn.

Sheehan threatens to run against Pelosi -- Sheehan, who announced in late May that she was departing the peace movement, said she decided to run against Pelosi unless the congresswoman moves to oust Bush in the next two weeks.

U.S. working toward accord to end Korean War -- U.S. strategists are exploring how to implement a peace accord to officially end the 1950-53 Korean War and hope to start discussions with North Korea as soon as year end, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

More STUPID NEWS from your Department of Defense -- The U.S. command in Baghdad this week ballyhooed the killing of a key al Qaeda leader but later admitted that the military had declared him dead a year ago. A military spokesman acknowledged the mistake after it was called to his attention by The Examiner. He said public affairs officers will be more careful in announcing significant kills.

Journalists’ hands are tied -- Regulations make telling the true story of the Iraq war impossible.

Reservist fighting his fifth war call-up -- After serving in Afghanistan and three times in Iraq, an Army Reserve sergeant from Port St. Lucie recoiled at still another deployment.

Ron Paul Music by Steve Dore -- Especially "Hope for America"!

Lawyer Who Directed Sept. 11 Compensation to Oversee Virginia Tech Program -- Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Washington lawyer who directed the federal program to compensate relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, will oversee the distribution of the $7 million that has been donated to Virginia Tech after the April campus massacre, university officials said Thursday.

Vets blast SHAD study -- A group of Navy veterans says that findings from a study of the health effects of at-sea biological and chemical weapons testing on thousands of sailors 40 years ago are flawed because the study ignored those with the highest levels of exposure.

45 Muslim doctors planned US terror raids -- A group of 45 Muslim doctors threatened to use car bombs and rocket grenades in terrorist attacks in the United States during discussions on an extremist internet chat site.

London Bombers Sped to Glasgow, Authorities Say -- British investigators have concluded that the two men who carried out an attack at Glasgow’s international airport last Saturday had sped there after a failed attempt to bomb a nightclub in central London, a British security official said Thursday.

Proposed “Safety” Regulations Would Dry Up Ammunition Sales -- It’s important to remember this is only a proposed rule right now, so there’s still time for concerned citizens to speak out before OSHA issues its final rule. The public comment period ends July 12. To file your own comment, or to learn more about the OSHA proposal, click the hperlinks within this article.

Second UK Hotel Bans William Rodriguez -- For the second time in less than a month, five times honoured 9/11 hero and last man out of the Twin Towers, William Rodriguez, has been banned from a British hotel.

Liberty Dollar creates RON PAUL DOLLARS! -- The Volunteer Network created a 'secret weapon'...the Ron Paul Dollar. Available in pure $1 Copper, $20 Silver, and $1000 Gold Ron Paul Dollars. It was specifically designed to popularize Ron Paul's campaign, put more real money in the people's hands, attract more media attention and political memorabilia collectors.

Ron Paul on ABC News this Sunday -- Presidential candidate Ron Paul will be interviewed for 15 minutes by ABC News' chief Washington correspondent George Stephanopoulos this Sunday, July 8, on the program "This Week."

Friends of Ron Paul - VOTE here -- Let's all spread the word and vote in this National Republican Senatorial Committee poll.

YouTube Video: David VonKleist performing "Show Me The Law" -- View Dave vonKleist performing LIVE  "Show Me The Law" at Ed & Elaine Brown's Home JUNE 23, 2007.

GOP Senator Abandons Bush Iraq Policy -- In another setback to U.S. President George W. Bush's increasingly unpopular war strategy, Republican Party stalwart Sen. Pete Domenici said he wanted to see an end to combat operations and U.S. troops heading home from Iraq by spring.

Australia 'has Iraq oil interest' -- Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson has admitted that securing oil supplies is a key factor behind the presence of Australian troops in Iraq.

Private contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Iraq -- The number of U.S.-paid private contractors in Iraq now exceeds that of American combat troops, newly released figures show, raising fresh questions about the privatization of the war effort and the government's capacity to carry out military and rebuilding campaigns.

94 deaths in Panama from tainted medicine -- Antifreeze chemical found in drugs made by Chinese company. A top Panamanian prosecutor said tests show at least 94 people have died from taking medicine contaminated with diethylene glycol since July 2006 and that 293 more deaths are under investigation.

Made in China: tainted food, fake drugs and dodgy paint -- China is facing a global crisis of consumer confidence as the country's food safety watchdog acknowledged this week that almost a fifth of the domestic products it inspects fail to reach minimum standards. Following a number of contamination scandals in the US, the world's biggest exporter is struggling to prove that it can match quality with quantity.

Organic fruit and vegetables really are better for your heart -- Organic fruit and vegetables may be better for the heart and general health than eating conventionally grown crops, new research has found.

VIDEO: Unbelievable Censorship of Ron Paul at a Marlins Game -- A Ron Paul meet-up group went to a Florida Marlins baseball game and were actually told by security that since their signs read "Ron Paul 2008" they could not show them!!

Fed Up With War, Some Won't Pay Taxes -- War tax resistance, popularized by Henry David Thoreau in the 19th century and by singer Joan Baez and others during the Vietnam War, is gaining renewed interest among peace activists upset over the Iraq war.

IT'S THE PEOPLE vs. THE GOVERNMENT By: Devvy Kidd -- The warnings have been placed right in front of our faces regarding how the shadow government intends to deal with we the people taking back our more...

2,000 People May Have Contracted Hep C In Oz -- Almost 2,000 people who visited a Sydney medical clinic could be at risk of hepatitis C infection because of inadequate controls at the practice, NSW Health Minister Reba Meagher said.

Oil may hit $100 a barrel -- Spot prices for North Sea oil went over USD 74 a barrel on Tuesday. Some analysts think they'll keep rising, as the summer driving season gets underway in both North America and Europe.

Sochi win hailed as sign of Russia's revival -- Russia hailed its winning bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday as proof of the country's return to global prominence following a post-Soviet slump, and as a personal triumph for President Vladimir Putin.

Independence Now And Forever By Chuck Baldwin -- On this Independence Day, it behooves us to recall the principles of America's founding, especially in light of the ongoing attempt by today's political and commercial leaders to merge the United States into a hemispheric government. In fact, the clarion call for independence is just as fundamental, just as revolutionary as it was 230 years ago.

Recapturing the Spirit of Independence -- Congressman Paul's Weekly Column for Monday, July 2nd.

Free Independence Day Recording -- To celebrate the 231st anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence, JPFO has created a downloadable reading of this important document.

Marvel Comics Buries Captain America -- It's a funeral fit for a superhero. In the drizzling rain at Arlington National Cemetery, thousands of grieving patriots solemnly watch as the pallbearers — Iron Man, the Black Panther, Ben Grimm and Ms. Marvel — carry a casket draped with an American flag.

The Diapers? Astronaut Denies It -- The astronaut Lisa M. Nowak did not wear diapers during her 950-mile road trip to confront a romantic rival, her lawyer said Friday, disputing one of the more bizarre details to emerge from a love triangle.

CELL PHONE USE CAN BE DEADLY! -- Following are just a few of the studies that show the risks associated with exposure to mobile phone radiation.
NOTE: Cell Phone Tower Search

China finds problems with kids' snack foods -- Chinese inspectors found dozens of children’s snacks that failed food standards and seized hundreds of bottles of fake human blood protein from hospitals, officials said Tuesday.

"Scooter" Libby - Saved from prison by Bush's favour: the White House aide who lied to a grand jury -- George Bush created a political storm yesterday by intervening to stop the disgraced White House aide, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, from going to jail. The president, in a statement, said the prison sentence imposed on Mr Libby, who was found guilty of perjury in a complex spy case linked to the Iraq war, was too harsh.
Related Article: Reactions to Bush's Libby Decision

Los Alamos lab delivers bomb-ready nuke trigger -- Los Alamos National Laboratory has delivered the first plutonium core certified for use in nuclear warheads in 18 years. The National Nuclear Security Administration certified the plutonium pit in early June.

Milk Prices Could Soar to $5 a Gallon by Summer's End -- The national
average price for the calcium-rich drink that "does a body good" could hit a record $5 a gallon by September, MarketWatch reported Tuesday.

A Great Voice Is Stilled By Judy Andreas -- Beverly Sills died on July 2, 2007. She was the world-renowned soprano who went from superstardom on the opera stage to become chairwoman of two great U.S. opera companies who had been suffering from lung cancer.

Britons beginning to accept Big Brotherish surveillance -- Nearly two years since the July 7, 2005, London transit bombings - a case where video surveillance tapes were key to the investigation - Britain is considering giving the government even more authority and equipment to snoop on people's lives.

Lieberman calls for wider use of surveillance cameras -- Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said Sunday he wants to “more widely” use surveillance cameras across the country.

In Hunt for Bomb Plotters, Britain Sees a Qaeda Link -- With their investigation moving at breakneck speed, the police expanded their hunt on Sunday for the plotters of attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow that the British government called the work of terrorists linked to Al Qaeda. Officers raided homes in three cities and arrested another suspect, bringing the total to five, including at least one identified as a medical doctor.

Brown's Government May Signal Anti-Terror Measures -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government today may suggest new anti-terrorism measures to defend the U.K. after three attempted car bombings in London and Glasgow.

Secret Document: U.S. Fears Terror 'Spectacular' Planned -- A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror "spectacular" this summer, according to a senior official with access to the document.

Terror fugitives sought after London attacks -- The London bomb attack was 'al-Qaeda inspired' and may have been linked to five terror suspects who have escaped Home Office control orders and are on the run.

Glasgow attack: Police explode car at hospital -- Police have carried out a controlled explosion on a car parked at the hospital where one of the suspects from yesterday's attack on Glasgow airport is being treated.

Unofficial Ron Paul 2008 Blog: Ron Paul Controversy Over Iowa Tax Rally Turnout -- The Des Moines Register reported the following: “Outsider Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul headlined a raucous campaign rally Saturday after a multi-candidate GOP forum in Des Moines to which the Texas congressman was not invited.
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Ron Paul In Des Moines, Iowa -- There were 1000 chairs and they were all filled, with more folks standing! Know what that means???
Video: Ron Paul in Iowa -- Large turn out with the crowd ended up finishing the Nation Anthem.
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Iowa Tax Forum.

More Soldiers get ready for goodbye -- As a Ft. Bragg battalion prepares for Iraq, there are chores to do, loved ones to reassure and the reality to face that this may be the final farewell.





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