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Operation Bite - April 6 Sneak Attack By US Forces On Iran Planned -
Russian Military Sources Warn -- General Ivashov Calls For
Emergency Session Of UN Security Council To Ward Off Looming US
Aggression By Webster G. Tarpley.
FDA Pulls Parkinson's drug from U.S. market -- U.S. health
officials withdrew the Parkinson's disease drug pergolide from
the market on Thursday, citing a history of safety concerns that include
potentially fatal heart valve damage.
Dairy Recalls Milk
After 8 Children at 2 Schools Fall Ill -- Investigators say they
believe that a dairy company employee’s failure to flush cleaning
solution from at least one machine contaminated a batch of chocolate
milk, sickening eight Connecticut children and forcing a recall in four
FDA issues warning for dry pet food -- Unapproved substance
found in Iams Co. products. The FDA said Thursday it has issued a
warning letter to Iams Co. that says some of its diet pet foods contain
an unapproved substance chromium tripicolinate, which is not an approved
food supplement, the FDA said.
Gulf of Tonkin II makes them rich -- Record gasoline prices
expected by this weekend!!
Wikipedia on Gulf of Tonkin
Excellent link to a document regarding the HPV vaccine -- RECORD
OF THE MEETING OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES.
Contains The Biology of HPV, HPV Epidemiology in the U.S., Cervical
Cancer in the U.S. and more...
Prozac for Your Dog -- A new canine version of Prozac will soon
be available. It is just the latest in pet-specific drugs, as
pharmaceutical companies increasingly chase this lucrative market.
Morgellons Special #7 -- PROJECT FMM (FIBER, METEORITE &
MORGELLONS) - Principal Researcher Dr. Hildegarde Staninger, RIET-1 ©
Saturday, March 27, 2007.
9/11 Rant Reaches 30 Million Viewers -- Promises to feature
physics professor on The View to discuss WTC collapse. Be sure to check
out the YouTube videos in this article or go to:
WTC Blueprints Leaked by Whistleblower -- Unseen documents show
official investigations used flawed construction details.
Cheney - The Unauthorized Biography -- This video (free on
Google) is shocking...Every American should watch it... unbelievable
How some Veterans are loosing their Benefits -- A six-month
investigation has uncovered multiple cases in which soldiers wounded in
Iraq are suspiciously diagnosed as having a personality disorder, then
prevented from collecting benefits. The conditions of their discharge
have infuriated many in the military community, including the injured
soldiers and their families, veterans' rights groups, even military
officials required to process these dismissals.
UK News: Compliments of
The captured sailors have been shown on Iranian television --
Watch the video replay by clicking the "watch" button under the photo.
Untried cancer drug bought on web -- Patients are buying an
experimental cancer drug over the Internet, it has been reported.
Drug-free therapy 'fights asthma' -- A drug-free treatment has
helped people control their asthma symptoms for up to a year, a study
Green tea 'may keep HIV at bay' -- Drinking green tea could help
in the fight against HIV, research suggests.
Iran offers UK access to sailors -- Iran has offered to let UK
officials visit the 15 Royal Navy personnel who were captured in the
Gulf on Friday
there Rat Poison in Your Milk -- Information on milk cartons
reveal that two ingredients fill the container: Milk and Vitamin D-3.
Vitamin D-3 is used to kill rats! Why is it added to milk for our
children to drink in the name of good health?
Chemical Capabilities - Vitamin D3
"Mammatus Clouds"? -- IT was a rare sight over Melbourne,
with eye-catching mammatus clouds drifting in from the west. The clouds
were bluish-grey with a distinctive cellular pattern of pouches.
NOTE: This is not normal weather, and they even admit that they are
"different from those usually seen over Melbourne". Thanks Neville!
Gulf rumours send US crude to six-month high -- Traders said the
oil price jumped $5 a barrel – more than 7 per cent – in just seven
minutes shortly after the close of US trade on Tuesday, caused by
rumours that Iran had fired a missile at a US warship in the Persian
Michigan Ponders Sewage Disappearance -- About 15 million
gallons of partially treated sewage water disappeared from a 250,000
square-foot storage lagoon into a sinkhole, but officials don't know
where it went after that.
Space junk falls around airliner -- Flaming space junk from a
Russian satellite narrowly missed hitting a Chilean airliner over the
Pacific Ocean, reports said Wednesday. The pilot of a LAN Chile Airbus
A340 en route to New Zealand told air traffic controllers he had seen
pieces of flaming space junk falling about eight kilometres (four miles)
in front of the plane and behind it, TV3 said.
Tuskegee aviators to be honored by Congress -- Six decades after
completing their World War II mission and coming home to a country that
discriminated against them because they were black, the Tuskegee Airmen
are getting high honors from Congress.
More Credit Card Theft -- More than two months after first
disclosing that hackers accessed customers' financial data from its
computers, discount retailer TJX Cos. has revealed that information from
at least 45.7 million credit and debit cards was stolen over an 18-month
Holocaust survivors still seeking Nazi files 60 years later --
Witnesses told a congressional panel of their frustration with the long,
still-unfinished process of opening a secret Nazi archive with millions
of files on concentration camps and their victims.
Coughing Girl Ordered Off Flight -- "Upon boarding the plane
(she) was asked to leave by the pilot because she had a little bit of a
coughing spell," her mother told KITV-TV in Hawaii. "I'm frustrated. I'm
really, really frustrated. Why they would do that, especially with two
teachers escorting 40 children across the United States, and for the
pilot to make that kind of decision."
Video: Reflecting Pool - film trailer -- THE REFLECTING POOL is
an intense, sobering investigation into the most controversial tragedy
of our time - 911. Drawn from known sources and verifiable facts, THE
REFLECTING POOL is a thought-provoking study of a search for truth and
the profound consequences of not looking for it any further than the
SONG: Building 7
Music Video -- Please click on the movie button to view the
music video by Martin Noakes.
Suit against Rumsfeld tossed -- Former Defense Secretary Donald
H. Rumsfeld cannot be tried on allegations of torture in overseas
military prisons, a federal judge said yesterday.
Drugs could trump angioplasty for heart attacks -- Thousands of
people with crushing chest pain who once opted for angioplasty as a
quick fix may change their minds based on a landmark study out Monday
showing that medication costs less, poses fewer risks and works just as
HPV vaccine amendment AND restaurant smoking ban -- RICHMOND,
Va. - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Monday proposed an amendment that would
make it easier for parents to exempt their daughters from receiving a
vaccine for the sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical
cancer. Also, Kaine also amended a bill that would require restaurants
that allow smoking to alert patrons. The governor broadened it to ban
smoking in restaurants.
US Navy starts war games in Gulf -- The US Navy has begun its
most extensive manoeuvres in the Gulf region since the 2003 invasion of
Iraq, but denies sabre-rattling aimed at Iran.
Marines Recalling 1,800 Reservists -- The Marine Corps is
recalling 1,800 reservists to active duty, citing a shortage of
volunteers to fill some jobs in Iraq.
Pentagon conducting research into adverse effects of anthrax vaccine
while maintaining it is safe -- The Pentagon resumed its
controversial mandatory anthrax vaccinations program for selected troops
last week despite the fact that its own doctors are quietly conducting
research into adverse effects of the vaccine, a RAW STORY investigation
Emergent Tries Add-On For Its Anthrax Vaccine -- Emergent
BioSolutions is in a predicament. The Gaithersburg company makes the
only federally licensed anthrax vaccine. It sells the vaccine to the
Defense Department to inoculate soldiers, and in the past two years the
government has purchased 10 million doses for the strategic national
stockpile in case of another attack. The problem is that federal health
officials want 75 million doses for the stockpile. Read More...
Australia News: Babies to get gastro virus vaccination -- ALL
babies under six months old will be vaccinated for free against the
painful rotavirus bug in time for the winter danger period.
China shifts to euros for Iran oil -- China's state-run Zhuhai
Zhenrong Corp, the biggest buyer of Iranian crude worldwide, began
paying for its oil in euros late last year as Tehran moves to diversify
its foreign reserves away from U.S. dollars.
S.F. Leaders OK Plastic Grocery Bag Ban -- City leaders approved
a ban on plastic grocery bags after weeks of lobbying on both sides from
environmentalists and a supermarket trade group. If Mayor Gavin Newsom
signs the ban as expected, San Francisco would be the first U.S. city to
adopt such a rule.
FCC Testing Web-Over-Airwaves Device -- The Federal
Communications Commission is expected to release findings this summer on
whether a new device can deliver high-speed Internet service over unused
airwaves without disrupting television programming.
Burger King will buy cage-free eggs, pork from uncrated pigs --
In what animal-welfare advocates are describing as a "historic advance,"
Burger King, the world's second-largest hamburger chain, said Tuesday
that it would begin buying eggs and pork from suppliers that did not
confine their animals in cages and crates.
'Anti-Christ' Suspended From New York Times Newspaper -- Charles
Merrill, whose cousin, Charles Merrill, founded Merrill Lynch, has had
his blogging account suspended by a publication owned by New York Times
Corp. because his blog name was "Anti-Christ."
Release: The Power Hour to be added to XM radio network beginning on
April 2, 2007 -- TPH will be aired on The Extreme XM talk
channel 152. It will carry 2 hours of The Power Hour weeknights from
11PM to 1AM EST, (8-10PM Pacific). Please help spread the word!
Arkansas lawmakers reject plan to restrict mercury in vaccines
-- The Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor rejected by
a voice vote a proposal by Senator Gilbert Baker that would have limited
the amount of mercury in the vaccines by August 1, 2008.
Berries belong to cancer-fighting superfoods -- An anti-oxidant
found in blueberries and grapes may offer protection against colon
cancer, according to a new study that suggests the humble berry should
be added to the list of cancer-fighting superfoods.
Trans-Texas Corridor draws more opponents -- Another grass-roots
group has sprung up in Texas in opposition to the proposed Trans-Texas
Corridor. The group – Citizens For Responsible Government – is based in
Victoria, TX, a city of about 60,000 people located on Highway 59 north
of Corpus Cristi, TX.
Civilian Deaths -America's hidden war dead -- More than 770
civilians working for U.S. firms have lost their lives supporting the
military in Iraq, and some families are now speaking out. Many work
for KBR, formerly Kellogg, Brown & Root, a subsidiary of oil services
Soldiers test positive to DU -- TWO Australian soldiers who
served in the first Iraq war have tested positive to depleted uranium (DU)
contamination despite assurances from the federal Government they had
not been exposed, an anti-nuclear group said today.
a Google search on "depleted uranium babies" and see how many pages it
yields!! -- WARNING: Photos are extremely graphic.
Prosecutors Launch Probe Into Vaccine Tests on Children --
Russian prosecutors are investigating a local hospital on suspicions it
illegally tested vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc on toddlers, the
Reuters news agency reports.
Essential oils 'combat superbug' MRSA -- Consultants at
Wythenshawe Hospital found that using a vaporiser to spray essential
oils into the atmosphere killed off micro-organisms. Airborne bacterial
counts dropped by 90% and infections were reduced in a nine-month trial
at the burns unit.
TRUCKERS BOYCOTT BORDER STATES by Frosty Wooldridge -- President
Bush displaces American truckers out of their jobs within 45 days with
his Mexican trucker pilot program. Bush signed a bill that allows
thousands of substandard 18 wheeler long haul rigs from Mexico onto
America’s Interstate system. Mexican drivers, who can’t read, speak or
understand English--receive full access to America’s highways.
More Pork for More War by Rep. Ron Paul -- Last week the House
passed an emergency supplemental spending bill that was the worst of all
worlds. The president's request would have already set a spending
record, but the Democratic leadership packed 21 billion additional
dollars of mostly pork-barrel spending in an attempt to win Democrat
Gonzales aide to invoke Fifth Amendment -- "I have decided to
follow my lawyer's advice and respectfully invoke my constitutional
right," Monica Goodling, Gonzales' counsel and White House liaison, said
in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Teen sex scandal ignored by AG, others for 2 years -- The Texas
juvenile justice sexual abuse scandal in which Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton are accused of failing to take
action is a broader scandal that was covered up for two years, involving
hundreds of serious complaints and investigations against dozens of
staff members, according to officials.
SONG: Building 7
Music Video -- Please click on the movie button to view the
music video by Martin Noakes.
Iraq urges Iran to free sailors -- Iraq's foreign minister has
urged his Iranian counterpart to free 15 Royal Navy personnel captured
four days ago.
Mass vaccination against cervical cancer set to start in Australia
-- "Vaccination against cervical cancer will start next week in South
Australia and Tasmania, and shortly thereafter in the other states," Mr
Abbott said during parliamentary question time today.
Cheney assures early Iraq pullout won't be allowed -- US Vice
President Dick Cheney has assured political allies that an early
withdrawal of US forces from Iraq would not be allowed, despite efforts
by Congress to impose a deadline on US combat operations there.
Operation Bite - April 6 Sneak Attack - By US Forces On Iran Planned -
Russian Military Sources Warn -- The long awaited US military
attack on Iran is now on track for the first week of April, specifically
for 4 AM on April 6, the Good Friday opening of Easter weekend, writes
the well-known Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly "Argumenty
Nedeli." Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian
General Staff for his account.
Former Air Traffic Controller Robin Hordon speaks out on 9/11 --
Within three hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center and
Pentagon, Robin Hordon knew it was an inside job. Having handled
in-flight emergencies and two actual hijackings in his career, he is
well qualified to comment on what NORAD should have been able to achieve
in its response to the near simultaneous hijacking of four domestic
passenger carriers on the morning of September 11th, 2001.
British soldiers 'go Awol because Army ignores mental health problems'
-- Thousands of British soldiers have gone absent without leave since
2003 because the Army is unwilling to accept the gravity of mental
problems caused by their tours in Iraq. The Ministry of Defence
estimates there have been 10,000 Awol incidents since the invasion of
Iraq in 2003 and 1,100 servicemen are currently "on the run" from the
Wash. State to Test 'Enhanced' Licenses -- They will look much
like conventional driver's licenses, but will be loaded with proof of
citizenship and other information that can be easily scanned at the
Dying -- The continues to take its toll....Read More....
Two Years Later, Suffolk Soldier At Walter Reed Awaiting Surgery
-- Are American soldiers wounded in battle getting the treatment they
Latest Updates on NAIS -- Check out what's new in your state!
Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human -- Scientists
have created the world's first human-sheep chimera - which has the body
of a sheep and half-human organs.
Pentagon investigation into Pat Tillman's death finds missteps
-- Nine officers, including up to four generals, should be held
accountable for missteps in the aftermath of the friendly fire death of
Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation will
recommend. Senior defense officials said Friday the Defense Department
inspector general will cite a range of errors and inappropriate conduct
as the military probed the former football star's death on the
battlefront in 2004, said one defense official.
Fatal pet food had traces of rat poison, U.S. lab finds -- U.S.
authorities say a banned rat poison is the likely cause of tainted pet
food made by Canada's Menu Foods and blamed for at least 14 animal
deaths across North America.
While In Iraq, he lost custody of 3 kids, now urges change in Arizona
law -- he and his wife agreed that she should take their three
children to her native Luxembourg during his deployment. After Carlson
filed for divorce nine months later while still overseas, a court in
Luxembourg, instead of in Arizona, decided who would have custody of the
children. The reason: His children had been away long enough under
Arizona law for the authority over custody rights to transfer to
Little Girl's overdose death raises questions -- This little
girl who had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity and
bipolar disorder, or what used to be called manic depression — died Dec.
13 of an overdose of prescribed drugs, and her parents have been
arrested on murder charges, accused of intentionally overmedicating
their daughter to keep her quiet and out of their hair. READ MORE of
News Threatens Sheen & Cuban Not to Make Film -- FOX News' Bill
O'Reilly warned actor Charlie Sheen not to do narration for a theatrical
version of Loose Change, threatening "If he voices this, he's through"
and stating plainly, "Don't do this. You're not gonna come back from it
if you do."
Former CIA official supports Professor's claim that official 9/11
Islamist conspiracy theory are lies by Paul Chen -- David Ray
Griffin is widely recognized as one of the leading spokespersons of the
9/11 truth movement. This is by virtue of his previous four books on the
subject. Professor Griffin and a growing list of scholars, other
researchers as well as diverse experts and activists, reject the
official Islamist mastermind conspiracy theory about 9/11 advanced by
FBI Violations May Number 3,000, Official Says -- The Justice
Department's inspector general told a committee of angry House members
yesterday that the FBI may have violated the law or government policies
as many as 3,000 times since 2003 as agents secretly collected the
telephone, bank and credit card records of U.S. citizens and foreign
nationals residing here.
Group Seeks Permanent Injunction Against US Government --
Liberty Dollar filed suit against the U.S. Mint on Tuesday, March 20 in
U.S. District Court in Evansville, Indiana.
Ties to Drug Makers Are Put on Close View -- Research shows that
doctors who have close relationships with drug makers tend to prescribe
more, newer and pricier drugs — whether or not they are in the best
interests of patients.
France opens secret UFO files covering 50 years -- France became
the first country to open its files on UFOs Thursday when the national
space agency unveiled a website documenting more than 1,600 sightings
spanning five decades.
World's first 'spinal transplant' carried out in China -- Spinal
discs from accident victims were transplanted into patients with disc
degeneration in the cervical spine, the area nearest the neck. A report
in The Lancet says the pioneering treatment, carried out in China,
offers hope for thousands of sufferers of severe disc problems,
particularly young people.
Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Triclosan May be Harmful to Humans
-- Triclosan, widely used as an antibacterial ingredient in household
hand sterilization products, breaks down rapidly when exposed to
chlorinated water and produces toxic chemicals including chloroform,
according to a study published on the Environmental Science & Technology
research website As Soon As Publishable (ASAP), suggesting that many
antibacterial products may not only be ineffective, but harmful.
Petroleum-based cosmetics and skin care products found to contain
cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane -- A recent study by the
non-profit Environmental Working Group showed that many cosmetic
products -- including more than half of all baby soaps -- contained a
carcinogenic chemical. Internal studies in the cosmetics industry show
that many of their products can be contaminated by a carcinogenic
impurity called 1,4-dioxane, and the EWG's independent study showed that
1,4-dioxane is fairly widespread among cosmetic products.
FEDERAL COURT BANS MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ALFALFA --
A Federal Court has ruled, for the first time ever, that the US
Department of Agriculture failed to abide by federal environmental laws
when it approved a genetically engineered crop without conducting a full
Environment Impact Statement (EIS).
High levels of lead found in Albany schools -- More than 30
faucets and fixtures around the district tested for high levels of lead
contamination. The six schools affected include School 19, TOAST, North
Albany Academy, Pine Hills, Arbor Hill, and Giffen Memorial Elementaries.
Charged astronaut Lisa Nowak's new duties will be developing Navy
training courses -- Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak will work on
developing curriculum and training programs when she joins the staff of
the Chief of Naval Air Training Command in Corpus Christi next month,
said a Navy spokesman, Lt. Sean Robertson.
Company can't explain why its pet food is fatal -- The pet food
linked to the deaths of 16 animals has shown no signs of contamination,
the manufacturer says, and the company cannot explain why the cats and
dog developed acute kidney failure and died.
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Michael New's case soon!
-- The US Government finally got it's brief filed with the Supreme Court
after two extensions of time, on March 20. We have ten days, and with
the long weekend, until 2 April to file our Reply, but it won"t take
that long. Read More...
Villagers snub 'satanic' bar codes -- A HUNDRED residents of a
Russian village have refused to switch to new passports because they
believe the documents' bar codes contain satanic symbols.
Two sailors killed on submarine -- Two British sailors have died
in an accident on a nuclear submarine. The Ministry of Defence (MoD)
confirmed there had been an explosion on HMS Tireless during an exercise
under the Arctic icecap at 0420 GMT on Wednesday.
McCain Warns Against Spread of Socialism -- Republican
presidential candidate John McCain warned on Wednesday against the
spread of socialism in Latin America and pledged to give the region
renewed U.S. attention if elected.
Ohio School Will Remain Closed Due To Rash Outbreak -- The West
Branch schools superintendent said officials still do not know what
caused students at Beloit Elementary School to break out in a rash.
The school, along with West Branch Middle School, was closed Tuesday
because the mysterious rash is still showing up on students. Unable to
pinpoint the source of the rash.
Mennonites Leaving Mo. Over Photo Law -- The grocer, the
butcher, a cabinet maker and several other members of the town's
Mennonite community are said to be planning to move to Arkansas over a
Missouri requirement that all drivers be photographed if they want a
shot in Iraq has to fight for benefits -- The question pending
before a military review board at this big Army post south of Tacoma is
whether to grant this veteran a military disability pension and
healthcare or simply cut him a $8,000 check for his troubles.
million doses of flu shot to be thrown away -- Millions of doses
of flu vaccine will expire at midnight June 30, unsold during this
year’s mild flu season and written off as trash. Still perfectly good,
and possibly useful for a few more years, the vaccine will wind up being
Doctors’ Ties to
Drug Makers Are Put on Close View -- Doctors receive money
typically in return for delivering lectures about drugs to other
doctors. Some of the doctors receiving the most money sit on committees
that prepare guidelines instructing doctors nationwide about when to use
Nashville, Tennessee: Community Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For
Residents -- Some people in a Nashville neighborhood are furious
over a new rule that makes it illegal to own a gun.
Tamiflu related to suicides in teenagers? -- The Japanese
government has ordered the importer of the bird flu drug Tamiflu to warn
doctors against giving it to teenagers, the Health Ministry said. Two
young people who took it fell to their deaths in February 2007 in
suspected suicides and two others were injured in similar incidents.
113 UNIVERSITIES, VA HOSPITALS, PHARMACEUTICAL HOUSES CHARGED WITH
REFUSING TO REVEAL BIOTECH RESEARCH OPS AS REQUIRED BY LAW --
Under U.S. law, recipients of Federal funds for biotech research must
comply with guidelines issued by the NIH. These include making available
to the public the minutes of the labs’ Institutional Biosafety
Committees(IBC)meetings, describing their operations and plans.
Bush Warns Dems to Take Offer in Firings -- A defiant President
Bush warned Democrats Tuesday to accept his offer to have top aides
testify about the firings of federal prosecutors only privately and not
under oath or risk a constitutional showdown from which he would not
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
-- "Blackwater is the elite Praetorian Guard for the 'global war on
terror,' with its own military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and
20,000 private contractors at the ready. Run by a multimillionaire
Christian conservative who bankrolls President Bush and his allies, its
forces are capable of overthrowing governments." From Iraq to New
Orleans, Blackwater has continued to pull in multi-million-dollar
government contracts, mostly without accountability and in near-secrecy.
Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium
-- Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium will hold a public
meeting from 1:00 to 2:30 PM on Thursday, March 22. This meeting will be
held in Room 101 at the Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 Fifth
St., NW (between E and F St.), Washington, D.C. Click on the above
hyperlink for more information.
Family Questions Soldier's Death in Boot camp -- Twenty-two year
old May Yuen grew up in DC’s Chinatown. She told her family she wanted
to serve her country as a military police officer in the Maryland
National Guard. Yuen died less than a week after she began Army boot
camp training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Mastermind of USS Cole attack confesses -- A Yemeni portrayed as
an al-Qaida operative and a member of a terrorist family confessed to
plotting the bombings of the USS Cole and two U.S. embassies in Africa,
killing hundreds, according to a Pentagon transcript of a Guantanamo Bay
CONTRAILS: KILLING US SOFTLY? by Devvy Kidd -- The contrails
issue is real, it's deadly serious and we must find out who these planes
belong to, who has authorized the spraying and exactly what chemicals
they are spraying because our very lives depend on it.
13 Diabetics Implanted with VeriMed RFID Microchip at Boston Diabetes
EXPO -- VeriChip Corporation, a provider of RFID systems for
healthcare and patient-related needs, announced it added 13 diabetic
patients to its VeriMed Patient Identification System network at a
Boston Diabetes EXPO sponsored by the American Diabetes Association
Major New Problems At Walter Reed -- A major 9NEWS NOW EXCLUSIVE
-- allegations from a former inspector at Walter Reed of widespread and
dangerous problems in nearly all the buildings at the Army's premier
hospital. A worried quality control inspector, Mark Cordell, finally
quit last week in frustration, and brought his fears to 9NEWS NOW.
Don't Blame the Market for Housing Bubble -- Capitalism is not
to blame for the housing bubble, the Federal Reserve is. Specifically,
Fed intervention in the economy-- through the manipulation of interest
rates and the creation of money-- caused the artificial boom in mortgage
Still Cloud Col Westhusing's 'Suicide' In Iraq -- Serious
questions remain concerning Col. Westhusing's "suicide" in Iraq. At the
time of his death, Westhusing was investigating contract violations and
human rights abuses by US Investigations Services (USIS), formerly a
federal agency, the Office of Federal Investigations (OFI), which
operated under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Pet food recall affects 90 brands -- Menu Foods Inc., whose
products are sold under dozens of brand names, announced Saturday that
it was recalling 50 brands of dog food and 40 brands of cat food. The
"cuts and gravy" style products, sold in cans and pouches, are marketed
nationwide by retailers such as Wal-Mart, Safeway and Pets Mart.
Consumers kept a phone line (866-895-2708) set up by Menu Foods busy all
food recall has animal owners frantic -- Eukanuba, Iams and
store brands tied to kidney failure, deaths. It applies to the wet pet
foods. Be sure to click on the hyperlinks within this article for
Dog Product Information
Cat Product Information
You are probably eating "enhanced meat" from grocery stores --
Enhanced meat can be defined as fresh, whole muscle meat that has been
injected with a solution of water and other ingredients that may include
salt, phosphates, antioxidants, and flavorings. Learn More...
Defector Roberto Ortega says Cuba is developing biological weapons
-- The former chief of Cuba's military medical services is calling for
international weapons inspections of a secret underground lab near
Havana, where he says the government is creating biological warfare
agents like the plague, botulism and yellow fever.
Here comes the DRAFT -- “We are rapidly approaching a major
confrontation here yet very few people are aware of it. The military has
told Bush that to “retake” Baghdad” i.e., kick out the insurgents and,
most important, secure the city against a return, the U.S. will need ca
50,000 new troops!
Russia Watched 9/11 In Real Time On Satellite -- Gen. Ivashov
was the chief of armed forces in Russia on 9/11. He says the Russian
forces were watching North America because of the large military
exercises being carried out by the US that day, so they saw in real time
by satellite what was happening on that day.
Tens of Thousands March on the Pentagon -- Congratulations to
everyone who made it through the snow and freezing rain to get to
Washington and join together in the tens of thousands and March on the
Pentagon! Many were blocked by the Pentagon and the police from entering
the rally site through a maze of misdirection, road closures and threats
of arrest at multiple different locations.
School bus drivers fight terrorism -- School bus drivers around
the country are being trained to be the eyes and ears on the road and to
watch for potential terrorists, in a program financed by the Homeland
Over 500 Hospitals Have Now Agreed to Adopt VeriMed Patient
Identification System -- VeriChip Corporation, a provider of
RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced today
that 65 new hospitals have agreed to participate in the VeriMed Patient
Identification System network at the American Academy of Emergency
Medicine (AAEM) 13th Annual Scientific Assembly conference in Las Vegas,
bringing the Company's total number of enrolled hospitals to more than
Chart -- Chart showing the benefit of some major fruits,
vegetables and other food groups.
on vaccinia -- The vaccinia virus is the "live virus" used in
the smallpox vaccine. It is a "pox"-type virus related to
smallpox. When given to humans as a vaccine, it helps the body to
develop immunity to smallpox. The smallpox vaccine does not contain the
smallpox virus and it cannot cause smallpox. Read More...
Child in hospital after father has smallpox jab -- The
2-year-old son of a soldier deployed to Iraq is in critical condition
after developing a reaction to his father's smallpox vaccination, the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.
Report: Toddler contracts rare infection
Charge Tiller. It's the Law -- Dr. George Tiller is breaking the
law! We need your help to bring him to justice. We must encourage
legislators to demand an investigation NOW! Thousands of late-term
abortions have been performed and none has ever prevented “a substantial
and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant
woman.” Shortly after the law went into effect, Dr. George Tiller
started performing partial-birth abortions as a means of circumventing
the law. Read on...
Nagin Suspects a Plot To Keep Blacks Away -- New Orleans Mayor
C. Ray Nagin has suggested that the slow recovery and rebuilding of New
Orleans after Hurricane Katrina -- which has prevented many black former
residents from returning -- is part of a plan to change the racial
makeup and political leadership of his and other cities.
Security risks encircle Wi-Fi -- When many of the computer
industry's top security gurus gathered in San Francisco last month for a
conference, a Boston company decided to point its radar toward the
airwaves and see how much of the show's wireless activity it could see.
The distressing and ironic answer? The Boston hackers could eavesdrop on
more than half of the wireless traffic ... at a security conference!
U.S. to expand Iraq prisons -- The United States decided to
expand its major detention centers in Iraq after military officials
predicted that the ongoing security crackdown in Baghdad will add
hundreds or thousands of prisoners to the 17,000 detainees already in
U.S. custody, an army spokesman said.
Chlorine bombs poison hundreds in Iraq -- Insurgents in western
Iraq set off three chlorine gas car bombs, U.S. forces said on Saturday,
weeks after two similar attacks sparked fears of a new campaign using
unconventional weapons in Iraq.
Third of Iraqi children now malnourished four years after US invasion
-- Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Iraq say that malnutrition rates
have risen in Iraq from 19 percent before the US-led invasion to a
national average of 28 percent four years later.
State Bees dropping like flies in South Dakota -- South Dakota
beekeepers say the disorder has started to affect their colonies, most
of which have been shipped south for the winter and are pollinating
crops in California, Texas and other states.
Honey Bee Disappearances Continue: Could Pesticides Play A Role?
TEXAS!! Texas concession freeze close to veto-proof score in
legislature - only 4 short at midday -- Opponents of toll
concessions in Texas are close to gaining two-thirds majorities in both
houses of the state legislature. They have the Senate tied up securely
to override a veto by Gov Rick Perry with 25/31. But they are also
getting close to the two-thirds needed to override in the state House
CONFIRMED: YOUR DAUGHTER IS MERCK'S GUINEA PIG By: Devvy Kidd --
Man those phones even if you have to do it at lunch time. Richardson's
office number is: (505) 476-2200. Call your state rep and senator and
let them know how you feel and tell them if they voted for SB 1174,
they'll find themselves job hunting next election.
Top investor sees U.S. property crash -- "You can't believe how
bad it's going to get before it gets any better," the prominent U.S.
fund manager told Reuters by telephone from New York. "It's going to be
a disaster for many people who don't have a clue about what happens when
a real estate bubble pops.
Karl Beisel: New Hampshire can stop the coming federal police state
-- THE NEW HAMPSHIRE Senate will soon vote on what might be the most
important bill to protect our freedoms in many years. House Bill 1582,
which the House overwhelmingly passed last month, would preclude New
Hampshire from participating in the REAL ID Act, a federal law passed
last year establishing a de facto national ID card. This is just to
show you that NH is setting a fine example for the rest of the country!
Being Pro-Active is paying off for them!!
A New Face of
Jihad Vows Attacks on U.S. -- A new militant Islamic
organization called Fatah al Islam, whose leader, a fugitive Palestinian
named Shakir al-Abssi, has set up operations in a refugee camp here
where he trains fighters and spreads the ideology of Al Qaeda.
Guantánamo by 9/11 Mastermind May Aid Other Qaeda Defendants --
In acknowledging last Saturday his role in more than 30 terrorist
attacks and plots, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed certainly simplified the case
against himself and may have effectively signed his own death warrant
when he eventually faces a military trial. But those same statements,
released on Wednesday by the Pentagon, may complicate the prosecution of
his former colleagues.
Genetic clues to many illnesses -- GENETIC research could unlock
the secrets of autism, asthma and birth defects over the next decade.
1 Million archived pages removed post-9/11 -- More than 1
million pages of historical government documents — a stack taller than
the U.S. Capitol — have been removed from public view since the
September 2001 terror attacks, according to records obtained by the
Associated Press. Some of the papers are more than a century old.
Feds Charge Chiquita With Dealing With Terrorists -- A BANANA
company with operations on six continents, including Australia, has been
charged with doing business with a Colombian terrorist organization.
Chiquita Brands International, based in Ohio in the US, has operations
in Western Australia.
Soldiers Detail Walter Reed Problems -- Review Board Hears
Testimony on Patient Treatment at Hospital.
9/11 mastermind confesses in Guantanamo -- Khalid Sheikh
Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to
that attack and a chilling string of other terror plots during a
military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript
released Wednesday by the Pentagon. "I was responsible for the 9/11
operation from A to Z," Mohammed said in a statement read during the
session, which was held last Saturday.
Warns of Sleeping Pills’ Strange Effects -- The most widely
prescribed sleeping pills can cause strange behavior like driving and
eating while asleep, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday,
announcing that strong new warnings will be placed on the labels of 13
Loses Appeal on Marijuana as Medication -- Federal appellate
judges here ruled Wednesday that a terminally ill woman using marijuana
was not immune to federal prosecution simply because of her condition,
and in a separate case a federal judge dismissed most of the charges
against a prominent advocate for the medicinal use of the drug.
Why do Drugmakers Still Defend the Use of Mercury in Their Vaccines?
-- How can government officials go to sleep at night knowing that they
are allowing a toxic poison to be injected into harmless infants through
government-mandated vaccinations in the majority of the United States?
Two days until the March on the Pentagon -- Hundreds of
volunteers are needed to make this demonstration a success. There are
many ways that you can help out in the days prior to the demonstration
and on the day of.
Amish Face Food Safety Scrutiny in Ohio -- The country kitchen
and other home bakers in an Amish enclave in northwest Ohio have come
under scrutiny for selling meats and cheeses without a license and cream
pies and pumpkin rolls without the refrigeration required to thwart
foodborne stomach illnesses.
E-mails detail White House tactics behind firings -- Just weeks
after President Bush was inaugurated for a second term in January 2005,
his White House and the Justice Department had pretty much settled on a
plan to "push out" some of the nation's 93 U.S. attorneys. E-mails
surfaced that he suggested "removing weak U.S. attorneys who have …
chafed against administration initiatives."
His energy bill is $0.00 -- A New Jersey civil engineer powers
his home with solar panels and hydrogen tanks. Can it work in the
Sudan sued over USS Cole attack -- Families of American sailors
killed in the suicide bombing of the USS Cole warship are suing the
government of Sudan, accusing it of aiding terrorism.
Israel recalls 'naked ambassador' -- Israel has recalled its
ambassador to El Salvador after he was found drunk and naked apart from
Health department wants to test city students for STD -- York
City high school students would be tested for the sexually transmitted
disease chlamydia under a program proposed by the state's Department of
Health. Health officials pitched the idea to the York City School Board
at a committee meeting Monday night, saying that York City has one of
the highest prevalence of the disease in the state.
Damn Right, We're Angry -- We’re angry because of what has
happened to our country, because of how we’ve been treated, and because
of the innumerable crimes the conservatives have committed. We’re angry
at the president, we’re angry at the Congress, we’re angry at the news
media. And we have every right to be.
Common Chemicals: Breast Cancer Link? -- Experts discuss whether
chemicals in our environment have a connection to the risk of breast
cancer. Pesticides. Plastics. Cosmetics. Deodorants. Cookware.
Stain-resistant furniture. Computers. What do all these seemingly
unrelated items have in common? At one time or another, all have been
suspected of increasing the risk of breast cancer.
Veterans’ disability claims in major backlog -- The claims
backlog, along with other problems in medical care in the military and
VA, are having a lasting effect on new veterans’ attitudes toward their
Dole Foods to tag veggies with RFIDs -- The world’s largest
producer of fresh vegetables has started tracking shipments of spinach
and lettuce with RFID tags.
In Iraq, American military finds it has an alcohol problem --
Despite the ban on all alcoholic beverages and strict Islamic
prohibitions against drinking and drug use, liquor — Iraqi moonshine in
particular — is cheap and easy to find for soldiers looking to deal with
the effects of combat stress, depression or the frustrations of extended
deployments, said military defense lawyers, commanders and doctors who
treat soldiers' emotional problems.
Repeal gun law in D.C.? -- Law-abiding DC citizens caught trying
to protect their home and families by owning a firearm purchased
lawfully elsewhere will be charged with a misdemeanor that carries a
stiff penalty—a $1,000 fine and/or imprisonment for up to one year.
Arsenic in my Fluoride? CDC admits Yes -- Trace amounts of
arsenic are found in fluoride chemicals added to drinking water
supplies, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) website.
Gonzales acknowledges mistakes in firings -- Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales acknowledged that mistakes were made and accepted
responsibility Tuesday for the way eight federal prosecutors were fired.
sues Google, YouTube for $1 billion -- Viacom claims that
YouTube has displayed nearly 160,000 unauthorized video clips from its
cable networks, which also include Comedy Central, VH1 and Nickelodeon.
How Many Insect Parts and Rodent Hairs are Allowed in Your Food?
-- More Than You Think ... and Maybe Than You Want to Know! How about a
little rat hair with your peanut butter? A fly head with your macaroni
and cheese? Though it may sound disgusting, these things and other gross
filth the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calls "natural
contaminants" are indeed allowed and present in your food.
Was I A Good American In The Time Of George Bush? -- Too Many Of
Us Have Done Too Little To Stop The Crimes Of This White House. We Are
Waking Up But What Took Us So Long?
A victory for non-Animal ID -- Animal Identification Group
Deactivates. A nonprofit organization established to compile a national
identification database for livestock, including horses, was rendered
"inactive" in January--just one year after its founding--because it was
ahead of its time, said a spokesperson for the National Cattlemen's Beef
Association. The organization sought to build a nationwide registry of
horses to help state and federal agencies locate horses in the event of
equine disease outbreaks or natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
$20M jury award in Vioxx-related death -- Merck & Co.'s
painkiller Vioxx contributed to the heart attack of an Idaho postal
worker, a state jury in Atlantic City ruled Monday. The jury awarded
Frederick "Mike" Humeston and his wife $20 million (all figures U.S.) in
Earthquake shakes northeast Ohio -- A representative from the
Golden Colorado Seismic Center confirms there was some type of a small
earthquake. Preliminary reports say the magnitude was 3.6 and the
location was 4 miles south of Mantua. Viewers from Aurora, Brecksville,
Brunswick, Chagrin Falls, Hudson, Macedonia, Northfield, North Royalton,
Reminderville, Richfield, Silver Lake, Solon, Stow, Streetsboro,
Twinsburg, Walton Hills, as well as a number of other cities felt the
general calls homosexuality 'immoral' -- Gen. Peter Pace,
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday that he supports the
Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving in the military
because homosexual acts "are immoral," akin to a member of the armed
forces conducting an adulterous affair with the spouse of another
Gay advocates demand apology from Pace
Homeland Security Official Presents National Pandemic Plan This Week
-- Dr. Tilman Jolly, an emergency medicine specialist with the US
Department of Homeland Security, will present a talk on the current
status of America's national pandemic plan at the 4th International Bird
Flu Summit in Washington on March 14-15.
Cable TV Snooping? -- It is possible for the cable companies to
tune in to any house with cable installed and listen in and see what is
happening at any particular time. It has already been used on a limited
basis in the US for detection of drug dealings and talk of tax evasion,
without the user's knowledge, and as a way for the government to
"monitor and track its society's real movements and thoughts".
Periodically the cable companies will give away a "free connection" in a
sort of competition scam to the people they want to target for
Bush to meet with new Mexican president -- At the last stop on
his Latin American tour, Bush must convince Calderon on Tuesday that
he's committed to soothing strained U.S.-Mexico relations, which only
got worse when Bush signed a law calling for construction of more than
700 miles of new fencing along the long border the two countries share.
Photo of the
Republic of Texas Crew in Austin at the Texas Independence Day Rally
-- Photo taken at the Austin Rally.
Top Democrats express outrage at the oil services giant Halliburton
-- Halliburton's Dubai move sparks US political ire -- Halliburton's
decision to move its base from Texas to Dubai sparked a political
firestorm Monday as Senator Hillary Clinton and other top Democrats
expressed outrage at the oil services giant.
Said to Prompt Firing of Prosecutors -- The White House was
deeply involved in the decision late last year to dismiss federal
prosecutors, including some who had been criticized by Republican
lawmakers, administration officials said Monday.
Firings Had Genesis in White House -- The White House suggested
two years ago that the Justice Department fire all 93 U.S. attorneys, a
proposal that eventually resulted in the dismissals of eight prosecutors
last year, according to e-mails and internal documents that the
administration will provide to Congress today.
Minister protests same-sex union ban with a halt to all weddings
-- An Episcopal minister will stop performing all wedding ceremonies to
protest the denomination's prohibition of same-sex unions.
Army Surgeon General Resigns -- The scandal over conditions at
Walter Reed Army Medical Center has ended the career of another top Army
Ron Paul announces White House bid -- U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a
Texas Republican known for his libertarian views, today announced he
will vie for the GOP presidential nomination next year.
Moving -- Halliburton, the big energy services company, said on
Sunday that it would open a corporate headquarters in the United Arab
Emirates city of Dubai and move its chairman and chief executive, David
J. Lesar, there.
Study: No need to ban cell phones in hospitals -- Calls made on
cell phones do not affect hospital medical devices, U.S. researchers
said Friday, but store anti-theft alarms might make implanted heart
Lack Papers Lose Medicaid -- A new federal rule intended to keep
illegal immigrants from receiving Medicaid has instead shut out tens of
thousands of United States citizens who have had difficulty complying
with requirements to show birth certificates and other documents proving
their citizenship, state officials say.
Guide for Negotiating Sunshine Laws -- A guide to understanding
the so-called sunshine laws in your states that deal with open
government, how you can use them and what to do if you hit obstacles.
Pet Drugs Are Subject of Safety Fears -- Tested on just a couple
hundred animals, a drug meant for pets is less apt than a human one to
show all its failings until it reaches market, veterinarians say. More
than 700 drugs have been approved for pets, but many others are used
legally without explicit approval for animals. Most pet drugs were first
developed for people.
Democratic senators say Gonzales should go -- U.S. Attorney
General Alberto Gonzales should resign following disclosures of mass
firings of federal prosecutors and a report that the FBI improperly
obtained information on private citizens, top Democratic senators said
not get adequate treatment -- In general, caregivers said that
their grievously wounded soldiers had either been written off
prematurely or not given aggressive rehabilitation or options for care.
From the beginning, they said, the government should have joined forces
with civilian rehabilitation centers instead of trying to ramp up its
limited brain-injury treatment program alone during a time of war. That
way, soldiers would have had access to top-quality care at civilian
institutions that were already operating at full throttle and might be
closer to home.
Additional Troop Increase Approved -- President Bush approved
8,200 more U.S. troops for Iraq and Afghanistan on top of reinforcements
already ordered to those two countries, the White House said Saturday, a
move that comes amid a fiery debate in Washington over the Iraq war.
Schumer Calls on Gonzales to Step Down -- The Senate's No. 3
Democrat said Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should
resign because he is putting politics above the law. Sen. Charles
Schumer cited the FBI's illegal snooping into people's private lives and
the Justice Department's firing of federal prosecutors.
Million Fish Die In Colorado At Once -- Only a 'brief' blurb was
on the news telling of a million fish that had died in the Colorado
River (covering an area of 7 miles). The reason given was 'lack of
anti-NAIS bill filed -- Just after we sent the last action
alert, Representative Rose filed HB 3573. This bill would repeal HB
1361. This is a great development in the fight against NAIS!!!
Kidnapped Texas newborn safe at home -- A woman accused of
disguising herself in scrubs and snatching a newborn from a Texas
hospital was in custody in New Mexico Monday, while the tiny girl was
back in her mother's arms, police said.
Pentagon March will step off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday March 17
-- There will not be a rally at the assembly area, as we want to hit the
streets and march to the Pentagon. There will be a rally at the
Pentagon. It is important that everyone make the effort to get to the
assembly location at 23rd and Constitution early.
Video cameras soon to be equipped to Delaware River bridges --
Video cameras will soon be equipped to 20 bridges that span the Delaware
River, part of an effort to beef up security, watch drivers and monitor
river currents on the flood-prone waterway.
General With Combat Experience to Become Walter Reed Deputy -- A
combat-arms brigadier general (Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker) from Fort
Knox will take over as deputy commanding general of Walter Reed Army
Medical Center, a move that Army officials said yesterday will allow
medical commanders to focus on health care while battle-hardened field
officers work to regain the trust of wounded soldiers.
Legislation Would Repeal Walter Reed Closure -- The furor
surrounding the treatment of wounded soldiers has prompted some
lawmakers, veterans and Army officials to ask: Why is the Defense
Department closing Walter Reed -- where more than 6,000 soldiers injured
in Iraq and Afghanistan have been treated since 2002 -- in the middle of
a war with mounting casualties?
Wounded troops face new enemy: bacteria -- Strides in care help
more soldiers survive, but their weakened state makes them vulnerable.
Ounce of uranium found in pawn shop -- container of what appears
to be an ounce of processed uranium turned up at a Florida pawn shop.
Killing U.S. Troops Slowly -- Editor's Note: Some Bush
administration officials have expressed shock at the mistreatment of
Iraq War veterans at Walter Reed and other medical centers. But this
scandal has many antecedents, including the neglect shown to many
veterans who served in Vietnam and in the first U.S. war with Iraq.
Warming Report to Warn of Coming Drought -- "Changes in climate
are now affecting physical and biological systems on every continent,"
the report says, in marked contrast to a 2001 report by the same
international group that said the effects of global warming were coming.
"Things are happening and happening faster than we expected," said
Patricia Romero Lankao of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
in Boulder, Colo., one of the many co-authors of the new report.
FDA issues new warnings on widely used anemia drugs -- Federal
health officials issued stern new warnings Friday for doctors to more
carefully prescribe widely used anemia drugs that can increase the risk
of death and other serious problems in patients with cancer and kidney
Swedes eye fowl as power-plant fuel -- A Swedish firm's proposal
to use dead chickens to generate electricity probably isn't the first
thing that comes to mind in terms of alternative energy.
Billy Walkabout, decorated American Indian veteran, dies at 57
-- Billy Walkabout, a native Cherokee whose actions in Vietnam made him
among most decorated soldiers of the war, died March 7 at a hospital in
Norwich, his stepdaughter said Sunday.
The Highwaymen 40-mile toll road out of Austin -- Why you could
soon be paying Wall Street investors, Australian bankers, and Spanish
builders for the privilege of driving on American roads.
all “V”s to Washington March 30th at 3 PM -- It’s Time To Demand
Redress! We need ALL of you to come to Washington and show the
government that We the People will not be ignored, our Petitions for
Redress must be answered, and meaningful Redress MUST be secured. For
more information, please click above link.
Priests To Purify Site After Bush Visit -- Mayan priests will
purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate "bad spirits" after
President Bush visits next week, an official with close ties to the
group said Thursday.
FBI underreported use of USA Patriot Act -- The FBI
underreported its use of the USA Patriot Act to force businesses to turn
over customer information in suspected terrorism cases, according to a
Justice Department audit.
Congressman Markey's remarks on daylight saving time -- “In
addition to the benefits of energy saving, less crime, fewer traffic
fatalities, more recreation time and increased economic activity, day
light saving just brings a smile to everybody’s faces,” said Rep.
Arrested Astronaut Capt. Lisa M. Nowak -- Capt. Lisa M. Nowak,
accused last month of attacking a romantic rival for the affections of a
fellow astronaut, was fired from NASA on Wednesday, agency officials
said. Captain Nowak will return to the Navy HOWEVER the Navy has decided
to reserve judgment against Captain Nowak pending the outcome of her
White House hangs veto over pullout plan -- House Democratic
leaders vowed Thursday to pass legislation setting a deadline of Sept.
1, 2008, for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, a challenge
to President Bush's war policy that drew a blunt veto threat in return.
RALLY AT TEXAS STATE CAPITAL A RESOUNDING SUCCESS By Devvy Kidd
-- As for that day, it was thrilling. It was wonderful. I couldn't take
enough pictures. I was excited! I was so very proud of every single
Texan who was there; many who drove long distances like I did just to be
there and tell Austin: NO, but, HELL NO!
Baby food warning extended to Vermont -- Feb. 23rd article but
worth the read. The Vermont Department of Health today reinforced a Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) warning issued Feb.16, to not use certain
jars of Earth’s Best Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast
baby food because of the risk of contamination with Clostridium
botulinum, a bacterium which can cause botulism.
Iraq Needed Into ’08, U.S. General Says -- The day-to-day
commander of American forces in Iraq has recommended that the heightened
American troop levels there be maintained through February 2008,
military officials said Wednesday.
State makes big fuss over local couple's vegetable oil car fuel
-- Decatur resident Dave Wetzel may be in hot cooking oil with the
Illinois Department of Revenue, who claim he needs to pay $244 in back
taxes for the gallons of vegetable oil he has been running his
Volkswagen car on for the past 5 years.
Libby set to win pardon and escape jail term -- A White House
official said last night that there was a "strong expectation" that
President George W Bush would pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the
Maliki suspends UK military cooperation -- The government of
Iraq has put on hold all its collaboration with British military forces
deployed to that country, Al-Iraqiyah news network reported.
Pentagon deploys more troops to Baghdad -- The Pentagon has
approved a request by the new U.S. commander in Iraq for an extra 2,200
military police to help deal with an anticipated increase in detainees
during the Baghdad security crackdown, Defense Secretary Robert Gates
Court Orders Police to Return Medicinal Marijuana -- The judge
ordered police to return Jenkins' belongings, including the armload of
marijuana. Police said no. One of these policemen is Sgt. Eric
Litchfield. Litchfield said it's galling to hand back such a large
supply of pot. He said the medical marijuana law is "vague and poorly
written, at best, and is in complete conflict with federal law, which
we're also bound to uphold and maintain as well." Be sure to click on
the "LISTEN" in this article.
Spider venom could help repel insects, researcher says -- A
University of Queensland researcher says spider venom could help
genetically modify crops to make them resistant to insects. Professor
Glenn King says spider venom has components that specifically target
insects without affecting other animals.
New Jersey: Public skeptical of turnpike, lottery lease proposals
-- New Jersey voters are leery of putting the New Jersey Turnpike and
state lottery into private hands to raise money for the cash-starved
state, a new poll released Wednesday found.
VIDEO: New Mexico Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney in Senate Rules
Committee -- Video coverage of the unanimous passage of the
Impeachment Resolution through the Senate Rulses Committee and Moving
Montana says NO to the North American Union -- 2007 Montana
Legislature - HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 25. INTRODUCED BY D. RICE.
LOS ANGELES Food Workers May Get Hepatitis Shots -- Thousands of
food service workers in eateries across Los Angeles might be vaccinated
for hepatitis A because of a series of outbreaks of the disease.
Media Banned from Guantanamo Bay Hearings -- Military tribunals
are scheduled to begin Friday for 14 high-value foreign terrorism
suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but the hearings to determine
whether they are enemy combatants will take place behind closed doors
because of the risk that top-secret information could surface, defense
officials said yesterday.
Uranium Kills Our Troops” Billboard in Montana -- Chip Clawson
of the Montana Depleted Uranium Education Project says he raised money
to have installed for the month, in an attempt to increase public
awareness of the dangers depleted uranium has on American veterans.
Send your kudos to Chip at
OPERATION SAVE U.S. By Charlotte Iserbyt -- This article
recommends that all Americans who cherish their Constitutional form of
government and care about their children’s and grandchildren’s futures
contact the following important conservative political action
NAIS USELESS GUIDE & THE FINE ART OF GERRYMANDERING By Doreen Hannes
-- The States must individually stand for their private citizens and
pass legislation that disables or destroys the NAIS. Our representatives
must be educated on the program as well its effects on both our liberty
and our livelihoods.
Sick people used like laboratory rats in GM trials --
Genetically modified potatoes developed by Monsanto, the multinational
biotech company, have been fed to sick patients in an experiment. Rats
that ate similar potatoes in the research suffered reductions in the
weight of their hearts and prostate glands.
VIDEO: New Mexico Press reports the passing of 1st Hearing to Impeach
President -- View the complete report by clicking on the above
2 Americans treated for poisoning in Moscow -- An American
doctor and her daughter were being treated in a Moscow hospital Tuesday
after being poisoned late last month with thallium, a highly toxic metal
with a history of use in both pesticides and murder, Russian officials
'Nothing to fear' from bird flu scare -- Three scientists at a
CSIRO animal health laboratory were exposed to the virus on Monday while
they were working on infected ducks. An air filter inside a protective
suit was not activated, exposing the three to the virus.
Scientists now in quarantine.
'Scooter' Libby found guilty -- Lewis Libby Jr., the former
chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted on Tuesday
of lying to a grand jury and to F.B.I. agents investigating the leak of
the identity of a C.I.A. operative in the summer of 2003 amid a fierce
public dispute over the war in Iraq.
Shalala to Lead Troop-Care Panel -- President Bush yesterday
named former senator Robert J. Dole and former secretary of health and
human services Donna E. Shalala to co-chair a bipartisan
commission that will examine the care that wounded U.S. troops receive
after they return from the battlefield, one more among several
high-level investigations spawned by recent revelations of squalor and
bureaucratic woes facing veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Reed & IAP Worldwide relationship -- Be sure to read the bold
read statement within this article.
Bush to Set Out
Shift in Agenda on Latin Trip -- President Bush arrives here on
Thursday with an energy partnership plan to create jobs and decrease
poverty and inequality, a marked shift in Washington’s priorities for
Latin America aimed at countering the challenge posed by President Hugo
Chávez of Venezuela.
The rice with human genes -- The first GM food crop containing
human genes is set to be approved for commercial production. The
laboratory-created rice produces some of the human proteins found in
breast milk and saliva.
USDA Trying to Block Rice Planting -- The Agriculture Department
is trying to block the planting and distribution of a long-grain rice
seed because it may contain traces of genetically engineered rice,
officials said Monday. The department began telling distributors Sunday
they must hold the rice seed, scheduled for planting this spring.
'The Redirection' is Treason: Bring in the Trials, There have to be
Trials! -- Can anyone doubt that the Bush regime either had no
idea what they were doing when they invaded Iraq, or else they wanted to
create the very chaos and threats that they have created?
The Most Amazing Dog You've Ever Seen -- Faith was rescued by
boys trying to clear out a litter of dead puppies. After Faith was
cleaned up, her future owners realized she had no front legs, and knew
she needed to walk somehow, someway to survive.
Open Call From the Patent Office -- The Patent and Trademark
Office is starting a pilot project that will not only post patent
applications on the Web and invite comments but also use a community
rating system designed to push the most respected comments to the top of
the file, for serious consideration by the agency's examiners. A first
for the federal government, the system resembles the one used by
Wikipedia, the popular user-created online encyclopedia.
Daylight-saving time will will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11
-- Daylight-saving time is springing forward three weeks earlier than
usual this year, but consumers may be unaware that some of their gadgets
won't automatically be making the transition.
Afghans: U.S. Troops Shot at Civilians -- U.S. Marines fleeing a
militant ambush Sunday opened fire on civilian cars and pedestrians on a
busy highway in eastern Afghanistan, wounded Afghans said. Up to 16
people were killed and 34 wounded in the violence, officials said.
A Record of
Failure at Center for Sex Offenders -- Inside a privately run
treatment center here for pedophiles and rapists who have completed
their prison sentences, where they are supposed to reflect on their
crimes and learn to control their sexual urges, bikini posters were
pinned to walls.
exposed inadequate care and an overwhelmed system unfriendly to vets
beginning two years ago -- Any doctor with experience at Walter
Reed knows that the military healthcare system is overloaded -- and has
been for some time now. "We're overwhelmed in terms of resources," one
Walter Reed physician told Salon in a January 2006 report. Referring to
inadequate care and misdiagnosis, he said, "A lot of things are missed
because the doctors are swamped."
North Korea ready to end nuclear work-envoy -- North Korea is
fully prepared to shut down its nuclear facilities and allow
inspections, a South Korean official said in New York, where envoys from
Pyongyang and Washington are set to begin rare talks on improving ties.
Taking back America one State at a time - Montana says no to North
American Union -- NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE
AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA: That the
Montana Legislature urge the President and the Congress of the United
States to withdraw the United States from any further participation in
the Security and Prosperity Partnership, any efforts to implement a
trinational political, governmental entity among the United States,
Canada, and Mexico, or any other efforts used to accomplish any form of
a North American Union. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Montana
Legislature urge the President and the Congress of the United States not
to engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement
The Condition of the Dollar -- There is so much to touch on
regarding the dollar this month, I hardly know where to start.
Regardless of where I begin, the news is not good and affects all of us.
information site for up to date Quotes and Charts -- Precious
metals information site.
FDA Rules Override Warnings About Drug -- The government is on
track to approve a new antibiotic to treat a pneumonia-like disease in
cattle, despite warnings from health groups and a majority of the
agency's own expert advisers that the decision will be dangerous for
Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites -- The Bush
administration has accelerated its Internet surveillance push by
proposing that Web sites must keep records of who uploads photographs or
videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to
investigate, CNET News.com has learned.
Scientists ask: Where are all the bees? -- A Dade City beekeeper
sounds a nationwide alarm as colonies mysteriously disappear.
Article: Mystery ailment hits colonies worldwide
THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL CHEMTRAIL COVERAGE by Dr. Stephen C. L'Hommedieu,
D.C. -- "With previous news of the upcoming broadcast I pondered
what slant would be used to obscure the public’s understanding to what
these really are. Sure enough, I wasn’t disappointed."
UK News: Compliments of
Child fingerprint plan considered -- Proposals to fingerprint
children aged 11 to 15 as part of new passport and ID card plans are
Stress may 'damage child brains' -- High levels of stress may
physically scar a child's brain, a study suggests.
Fat toddlers 'risk early puberty' -- Girls who are overweight at
the age of three risk reaching puberty as early as nine years old, a US
Report warns against Iran attack -- Military strikes against
Iran could speed Tehran's development of nuclear weapons, according to a
UK think tank.
Camilla admitted for hysterectomy -- The Duchess of Cornwall has
been admitted to a private hospital in London in preparation for a
I created uncertainty, Blair says -- Tony Blair has admitted
that he created a period of "uncertainty" for his government when he
announced he would step down later this year.
Australia News: This puts a whole new light on protesting --
PROTESTERS who clashed with police in the violent S11 riots have been
given a secret payout by the Bracks Government in return for dropping
Researchers hopeful of new H5N1 vaccine -- RESEARCHERS in the US
believe they have found an easily-produced vaccine for the killer H5N1
bird flu that could halt a feared pandemic.
WARNINGS FOR CIPRO, LEVAQUIN, AND OTHER QUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS --
Currently available quinolones available in the U.S. include Avelox (moxifloxacin),
Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Factive (gemifloxacin), Floxin (ofloxacin),
Levaquin (levofloxacin), Noroxin (norfloxacin), and Tequin (gatifloxacin).
Read what the new warning staes by clicking above link.
Tag Texas Rally TODAY in Austin Texas - March 2, 2007 -- Click
above link for more info.
Code Title 47, Section 308 (FCC) Document -- NOTE: 1952 - Subsec.
(a). Act July 16, 1952,Sec. 6(a), provided that the Commission may grant
construction permits and station licenses, or modifications or renewals,
only upon written application except that during war or emergency
periods no formal application need be filed.
Ron Paul will be on on C-SPAN March 12th -- Congressman Ron Paul
will appear live on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on Monday, March 12th
starting at 7:30 a.m. ET. For all the up to date info on Ron Paul,
please visit the above hyperlink. (Thanks Tillie)!
Data mining returns in terror fight -- The Homeland Security
Department is testing a data-mining program that would try to spot
terrorists by combing vast amounts of information about average
Americans, such as flight and hotel reservations. The program, similar
to a Pentagon program Congress killed in 2003 over concerns about civil
liberties, could take effect as early as next year.
US: Secret CIA Prisoners Still Missing -- Washington Should
Reveal Fate of People ‘Disappeared’ by US.
Rockefeller Internationalism -- Philanthropist, plutocrat and
former banker David Rockefeller has been promoting his "one world"
vision among global powerbrokers since the 1960s, while dismissing
claims that he's part of a cabal out to control the planet.
Amazing quote from
BBC Remarks on WTC7 -- "We're not part of a conspiracy. Nobody
told us what to say or do on September 11th. We didn't get told in
advance that buildings were going to fall down. We didn't receive press
releases or scripts in advance of events happening."
Solution; A Building Within a Building, at a Cost of $200 Million
-- 1989 New York Time Article: BEFORE it moves into a new office
tower in downtown Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, the brokerage firm,
intends to spend nearly two years and more than $200 million cutting out
floors, adding elevators, reinforcing steel girders, upgrading power
supplies and making other improvements in its million square feet of
space. Read More...
in charge of Walter Reed hospital has been relieved of command
-- The Army said Thursday that the two-star general in charge of Walter
Reed Army Medical Center has been relieved of command following
disclosures about inadequate treatment of wounded soldiers.
Antidepressants are linked to a sleep disorder that causes dreamers to
act out -- This is what is happening to MANY of our Gulf War
March on the Pentagon, March 17 -- The rally will begin at 12:00
pm on Saturday, March 17 at 23rd St. and Constitution Ave. NW. After the
opening rally, we will march over Arlington Memorial Bridge, along Route
27 / Washington Blvd., to the Pentagon, where there will be a closing
rally. For more info, please click the hyperlink above.
Peanut butter recall now includes more foods -- On Thursday, the
FDA said the company had sent bulk Peter Pan peanut butter to its plant
in Humboldt, Tenn. There, it was incorporated into various ice cream,
sundae and shake toppings. Read More...
Don't Tag Texas March 2 Rally -- Rally in Austin on Friday,
March 2. The Texas Legislature will be considering bills to address both
the National Animal Identification System and the Trans-Texas Corridor,
and our elected officials need to hear from the people! A parade of
tractors, horses, and people will drive, ride, and walk up Congress
Avenue to the Capitol. There will be speakers on the steps of the
Capitol. See below for more information about the speakers and
logistics. Click above link for more info!
Troops To Become The Latest Guinea Pigs For Pentagon by William Lewis
-- Human experimentation by the United States military complex is
nothing new. Declassified documents dating back six decades have
exposed hundreds of questionable and illegal programs sponsored by the
Department of Defense.
Is The Bush
White House Advancing Fascist Agenda? by Debbie Lewis -- The
late President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one
generation away from extinction.” He went on to say that we must fight
for and protect our freedoms or we will be telling our children and
grandchildren what it was like to truly be a free United States citizen.
This has never been more true than it is right now. Our freedoms are
being stripped from us by the very people we have elected and,
incidentally pay, to protect them, and we are not fighting back.
“9-11 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.
America Boycott -- A coalition of over 100 anti-illegal
immigration groups that are boycotting Bank of America are releasing a
broader survey of banks, in order to assist consumers in relocating
their money to banks that are not in the business of aiding and abetting
IRS urged to go after eBay sellers -- A growing chorus of tax
experts is hoping to crack down on the cheating by requiring eBay -- and
other online auctions, such as those on Yahoo, Ubid.com and Amazon -- to
track users and report their gross sales to the federal government.
Armed with such information, the IRS could better seek any taxes owed,
potentially reaping millions of dollars in extra revenue for the U.S.
Vandalism In The Sky By Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane Manning -- HOW
DO THE " GLOBAL WARMERS " & " WEATHER GUESSERS " EXPLAIN THIS ? Between
HAARP, CHEMTRAILS & SCALAR.....WEATHER IS NO LONGER A NATURAL PHENOMENA,
but MANMADE! (Thanks Clipper)
UN warns of 'lethal' fake drugs -- Fake prescription medicines
are swamping developing nations with sometimes deadly consequences, a
report by the UN drugs watchdog has said. The International Narcotics
Control Board report says up to 50% of the medicines in these markets
US accused on 'missing' prisoners -- Thirty eight people
believed to have been held in secret CIA prisons - or black sites - are
missing, according to a report by a US human rights group. The Human
Rights Watch (HRW) report also details allegations of torture by a
terror suspect who was held in secret custody for more than two years.
The group has asked US President George W Bush to reveal the location of
these detainees and close all US black sites.