Trucker Forum -- Many posts about the upcoming truckers strike.
Red Wine Antioxidant Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells -- Rochester
researchers showed for the first time that a natural antioxidant found
in grape skins and red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells by
reaching to the cell's core energy source, or mitochondria, and
crippling its function. The study is published in the March edition of
the journal, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.
Mega-quake risk to rise in April -- The chances of a massive
earthquake striking B.C.'s south coast will be somewhat higher than
normal in April. Seismologists project the region will soon enter
another period of what they call "episodic tremor and slip" (ETS)
Embattled HUD chief reportedly set to resign -- Housing and Urban
Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson, buffeted by allegations of
cronyism and favoritism, is expected to announce his resignation Monday,
sources close to the matter told the Wall Street Journal.
Ex-drug salesman: We lured docs with gifts -- “We were the beautiful
people,” Shahram Ahari, a former Eli Lilly “drug detailer,” told a group
of Boston University medical students last week. The group contends that
aggressive marketing to physicians by pharmaceutical companies creates
conflicts of interest in the medical profession and raises questions
about the appropriateness of treatment choices. Ahari, who spent two
years promoting drugs such as Prozac and Zyprexa, is telling the medical
students what to watch out for when the sales reps come calling.
popular cholesterol drugs, Vytorin & Zetia, may not work -- Full
results of a failed trial on Vytorin, a medicine taken by millions of
people to lower cholesterol, left doctors stunned that the drug did not
improve heart disease even though it worked as intended to lower three
key risk factors.
Vytorin, Zetia should be drugs of last resort, panel urges
Healthcare System by Christopher S. Bentley -- September 5, 2005
article - "Applied Digital wants millions of Americans to be implanted
with an RFID chip for medical purposes, and the Frist-Clinton bill (S.
1262) would pave the way."
UN rejects water as basic human right -- The Harper government can
declare victory after a United Nations meeting rejected calls for water
to be recognized as a basic human right.
of long-missing soldier Sgt. Keith 'Matt' Maupin finally ID'd -- The
father of a soldier listed as missing-captured in Iraq since 2004 said
Sunday that the military had informed him that his son's remains had
denounce area Web site that rates officers' performance -- Less than
a month old,
RateMyCop.com has gotten 100,000 hits a day, with users leaving
comments - good and bad - about their interactions with cops, founder
Gino Sesto said. Police organizations across the country have denounced
the site, arguing that it endangers officers' safety and is ripe for
Chinese exporters shun flagging dollar -- Rising numbers of Chinese
exporters are shunning the US dollar or devising ways to offset the
impact of the falling currency as they confront rising labour and raw
material costs at home.
Merkel, German chancellor, yesterday became the first world leader to
decide not to attend the Olympics in Beijing -- The disclosure that
Germany is to stay away from the games' opening ceremonies in August
could encourage President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to join in a gesture
of defiance and complicate Gordon Brown's determination to attend the
Those who control oil and water will control the world -- At
present, a race for the world's resources is underway that resembles the
Great Game that was played in the decades leading up to the First World
War. Now, as then, the most coveted prize is oil and the risk is that as
the contest heats up it will not always be peaceful. But this is no
simple rerun of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, there are
powerful new players and it is not only oil that is at stake.
School lunch crunch -- The cost of school meals is set for a meaty
hike next fall, turning up the heat on already cash-strapped education
chiefs and struggling moms and dads.
Clay: The Pathway to Elimination of Toxins -- Clay's amazing
abilities to adsorb and absorb make it one of the most powerful methods
of cleansing the body by detoxing.
UK News from Mike
Legal threat over detentions bill -- Plans to extend the limit on
detaining terror suspects without charge to 42 days could face an
Equality and Human Rights Commission court challenge.
New bank code comes into effect -- The new voluntary code states
that banks must contact customers they think may be heading toward debt
problems. Banks must do more to help customers in financial
difficulties, under the new Banking Code which has come into force.
Personal NHS budgets considered -- Patients with chronic conditions
like multiple sclerosis and diabetes could get control of their own NHS
budgets to buy treatment, the government has said.
Drug 'could aid cystic fibrosis' -- Widely-used antidepressants
could prevent infections which shorten the lives of many cystic fibrosis
Hospital deep clean target missed -- "MRSA is carried by people and
as soon as you deep clean a hospital, if you let people back into it
again, you're going to have the same MRSA problem."
Pesticide/Parkinson's link strong -- There is strong evidence that
exposure to pesticides significantly increases the risk of Parkinson's
disease, experts believe.
Larry Silverstein Sues to Win $12.3 Billion in 9/11 Attack -- He is
seeking 12.3 Billion in damages from airlines and airport security
companies for the 9/11 attack.
FDA Harasses Dairy Company Employees -- Special FDA agents and
investigators from the US Food and Drug Administration aggressively
interrogated two young female employees of Organic Pastures Dairy
Company, the nation's largest raw milk producer, with questions focusing
on the dairy's interstate sales of raw colostrum and raw milk for pet
food. The surprise interrogations took place after work in their private
homes on the evening of March 19, just hours after Judge Tobias of the
Hollister Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order against
the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
FDA investigating possible link between Singulair allergy drug and
suicide -- FDA said it is reviewing a handful of reports involving
mood changes, suicidal behavior and suicide in patients who have taken
the popular allergy and asthma drug. A must read for anyone taking
Singulair or knows someone who is!
There's plenty of buzz over this kegger, and none of it is from beer
-- Well publicized keg party crashed by local police - however it was a
root beer keg party! Dustin Zebro insists he didn't throw a root beer
keg party to embarrass the police. Every kid blew 0.0.
Doctors demolish myths on medical marijuana -- In a just-released
position paper, backed up with 10 pages of scientific documentation and
references, ACP says the federal government is wrong to classify
marijuana as unsuitable for medical use and urges an immediate review of
its status, "given the scientific evidence regarding marijuana's safety
and efficacy in some clinical situations." ACP specifically calls for
"protection from criminal or civil penalties for patients who use
medical marijuana as permitted under state laws," such as the one
Michigan will soon vote on.
You Seen Those Misleading Lipitor Ads? -- Maybe lowering cholesterol
isn't the be-all and end-all of a heart healthy lifestyle. Remember,
fully half of people with heart attacks have normal cholesterol. And
half of the people with "elevated" cholesterol have perfectly fine
YouTube: Operation Paperclip / MKULTRA / CIA Mind Control -- The
Most Dangerous Game traces the history of top-secret CIA mind control
operation MK-ULTRA: from the covert importation of NAZI scientists at
the end of WWII, to the illegal brainwashing experiments conducted on
the patients of world famous psychiatric researcher, Dr. Ewen Cameron -
cut to the pulsing hypnotica of Mitchell Akiyama.
Judge: Learn English or Go To Prison -- A judge known for creative
sentencing has ordered three Spanish-speaking men to learn English or go
to jail. The men, who faced prison for criminal conspiracy to commit
robbery, can remain on parole if they learn to read and write English,
earn their GEDs and get full-time jobs, Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul
Olszewski Jr. said.
Trucker Strike Links:
Georgia Truckers Strike - Do You Have What You Need? -- Over 85% of
all manufactured freight in Georgia is moved by trucks. Everything from
wood to toothpaste travels from manufacturers to your local stores
thanks to the owners and operators of trucking companies like Greg
Hobert, owner of Hobert Trucking. All of that may change, however, since
Greg and his fellow owner/operators are now on strike.
Shutdown? - SPECIAL REPORT: Shutdown talk heats up; OOIDA flooded with
calls -- From the Atlantic to the Pacific the price of diesel is
topping $4 a gallon, and truckers across the country are running not
only out of money, but also out of patience. Calls and e-mails to the
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have been increasing as
mainstream media outlets have picked up and reported numerous rumors
about possible strikes and temporary shutdowns.
hauler calling for April 1 shutdown -- There are a lot of different
dates bouncing around for a shutdown by truckers to protest fuel prices.
But most of the mainstream media is going with April 1 – the date that a
Carrollton, MO, cattle hauler is publicizing.
Trucker Strike Links
Links -- List of links concerning the truckers strike from Julie in
Maine. Thanks Julie!
VIDEO: Cops Beat Peaceful Tibetan Protesters IN AMERICA --
Disgusting video footage of New York cops clubbing and arresting
peaceful Tibetan protesters who were merely walking down the street has
gone relatively ignored beyond Youtube.
Exercise tests communication in event of domestic crisis -- This
week at Fort Monroe, 150 participants from 32 federal, state and local
agencies are practicing for the next big domestic crisis. The DICE,
short for Department of Defense Interoperability Communications
Exercise, is designed to test new software and other communications
systems in a realistic tactical setting. Basically, it will see if first
responders and various layers of government can talk to each other in a
ARKANSAS WHEAT - Flooding Drowns Fields, Futures -- LITTLE ROCK,
Ark. (AP) - Empty grain elevators surrounded by a swollen White River
await a harvest that may never come as floodwaters drown wheat already
planted this spring.
Brain-damaged woman at center of Wal-Mart suit -- After suffering
brain damage due to vehicle accident, Wal-Mart wants to recoup funds
after the family wins a major lawsuit against the trucking company
involved in the crash. After legal fees were paid, $417,000 was placed
in a trust to pay for victims long-term care. Wal-Mart had paid out
about $470,000 for victims medical expenses and later sued for the same
amount. However, the court ruled it can only recoup what is left in the
family's trust...which is $417,000.
Blackwater…peacekeeping mercenaries? -- Blackwater, the notorious US
security firm whose trigger-happy mercenaries were involved in civilian
killings in Iraq and elsewhere, is expanding its lucrative business
pitch into UN peacekeeping missions, hiding behind a mystique, off-shore
affiliate called Greystone who has been quietly seeking to win
peacekeeping and security work from aid organizations and foreign
TSA Tells Woman To Remove Nipple Rings -- A woman was forced by the
Transportation Security Administration to remove her nipple rings before
she was allowed to board a flight, an attorney said on Thursday. "The
woman was given a pair of pliers in order to remove the rings in her
nipples," said Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred. "The rings had been
in her nipples for many
Doctor who began MMR scare stands by research -- The doctor who
linked MMR vaccine with autism, triggering a collapse in vaccination
rates, has defended his research, saying he adhered at all times to
official ethical guidelines.
South Korea pension fund says to shun US Treasuries -- South Korea's
National Pension Service (NPS), the world's fifth-biggest pension fund,
said on Thursday it was shying away from U.S. Treasuries because of
falling yields and the weakening dollar.
VIDEO: The housing crisis hits home -- Homeless camps are starting
to fill up with employed people. They couldn't keep up with the their
mortgage payments so they lost their homes. This story is repeating all
Passport Case Raises Outsourcing Concern -- Struggling with a deluge
in passport applications, the State Department did what much of the
government does to deal with a manpower crunch: It hired more private
shuttle Endeavour lands safely in Florida -- The space shuttle
Endeavour and its crew of seven returned to Earth on Wednesday, making a
rare nighttime touchdown to wrap up "a two-week adventure" at the
international space station.
NASA science chief resigns post suddenly -- NASA's science chief
resigned on Wednesday after just a year in the post, with the U.S. space
agency giving no reason for his sudden departure.
Prepare for the Worst, Because Solar Storms Are About to Get Ugly --
Every 11 years or so, the sun gets a little pissy. It breaks out in a
rash of planet-sized sunspots that spew superhot gas, hurling clouds of
electrons, protons, and heavier ions toward Earth at nearly the speed of
light. These solar windstorms have been known to knock out power
grids and TV broadcasts, and our growing reliance on space-based
technology makes us more vulnerable than ever to their effects. On
January 3, scientists discovered a reverse-polarity sunspot, signaling
the start of a new cycle — and some are predicting that at its peak (in
about four years) things are gonna get nasty. See a forecast for 2012 at
AP: FEMA preps for 'Nuclear attacks, invasions and suicide bombings in
the United States' in abandoned town -- A once-abandoned town in the
middle of the New Mexico desert now is victim to "more bombings than
Jerusalem ... more terrorist attacks that Baghdad," the Associated Press
300 flights canceled for inspections -- American Airlines canceled
about 300 flights yesterday so its crews could inspect some wire bundles
aboard its MD-80 aircraft. Delta Air Lines also said it was voluntarily
reinspecting wiring on 133 MD-88 and MD-90 airplanes.
Eli Lilly pays $15 million to settle state of Alaska's lawsuit over drug
Zyprexa -- The state sued for hundreds of millions of dollars to
cover costs to Medicaid for treating what it says are Zyprexa-related
health problems, including weight gain, high blood sugar and diabetes.
Radio Interview with Monsanto's Nemesis, Canadian Farm Activist Percy
Schmeiser -- An exclusive interview with Percy Schmeiser only
moments after his March 19 scheduled court date with Monsanto. Kossick
was the only media at the courthouse.
FOOD WAR: Grain Prices Soar Globally Leading To Food Riots -- “The
farmers are afraid as their fields have been robbed in the nighttime,”
says Sarayouth Phumithon, an official at the Thai government’s Bureau of
Rice Strategy and Supply. “This is just the beginning. The problem will
get worse if the price keeps increasing.”
Gas prices affecting farmers too -- Lawton, Oklahoma - Some local
farmers worry that they won't be able to earn money for food, much less
profit. All farm expenses are high - the cost of diesel, fertilizer,
equipment, and even feed for animals have increased - and, farmers don't
know what else they can do.
Military tells Bush of troop strains -- Behind the Pentagon's closed
doors, U.S. military leaders told President Bush they are worried about
the Iraq war's mounting strain on troops and their families. But they
indicated they'd go along with a brief halt in pulling out troops this
US: Saddam paid for lawmakers' Iraq trip -- Saddam Hussein's
intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S.
lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal
prosecutors said Wednesday.
U.S. may withhold retailer names in recalls -- Under pressure from
the food industry, the Agriculture Department is considering a proposal
not to identify retailers where tainted meat went for sale except in
cases of serious health risk, The Associated Press has learned. Had that
been the rule in place last month, consumers would not have been told if
their supermarkets sold meat from a Southern California slaughterhouse
that triggered the biggest beef recall in U.S. history.
AK-47s are turning up more in US -- Since 1993, the year before the
ban took affect, ATF has recorded a more than sevenfold increase in
7.62x39mm guns — which includes the original Russian-made AK-47 and a
variety of copycats from around the world. The number of AK-type guns
rose from 1,140 in 1993 to 8,547 last year.
Tibet monks disrupt tour by journalists -- A group of monks shouting
there was no religious freedom disrupted a carefully orchestrated visit
by foreign reporters to Tibet's capital Thursday, an embarrassment for
China as it tried to show Lhasa was calm after recent deadly
anti-government riots. "Tibet is not free! Tibet is not free!" yelled
one young Buddhist monk, who started to cry.
Companies use scans to track employees -- Employees at a growing
number of businesses around the nation are starting and ending their
days by pressing a hand or finger to a scanner that logs the precise
time of their arrival and departure — information that is automatically
reflected in payroll records.
Taliban Warns of Spring Offensive -- A car bomb exploded Wednesday
in a farmers' market in southern Afghanistan, killing eight civilians,
as the Taliban
warned it will use new techniques and draw on years of fighting
experience to increase attacks this spring.
Spy-in-the-sky drone sets sights on Miami -- Miami police could soon
be the first in the United States to use cutting-edge, spy-in-the-sky
technology to beef up their fight against crime. "Our intentions are to
use it only in tactical situations as an extra set of eyes," said a
police department spokesman.
Report: Costs Eat Up Afghan Aid Money -- Too much money meant for
Afghanistan aid is wasted, with a vast amount spent on foreign workers'
high salaries, security and living arrangements, according to a report
from humanitarian groups published March 25.
Agent Orange: A Chapter from History That Just Won’t End -- The
origins of Agent Orange lie in an obscure laboratory at the University
of Chicago where, during World War II, the chairman of the school’s
biology department, E. J. Kraus, discovered that direct doses of 2,4-D
can kill certain broadleaf vegetation by causing the plants to
experience sudden, uncontrolled growth not unlike that of cancer cells
in the human body. Kraus, thinking his findings might be of use to the
Army, informed the War Department, which initiated testing of its own
but found no use for the stew of hormones prior to the end of the war.
But experiments with 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T continued through the 1950s.
grocery bill going up? You're not alone -- From rice in Peru to miso
in Japan, food prices are rising all over the world!
YouTube: O-h-h-h Hil-la-reeeeeee! -- A little humor...Check it out.
FDIC Plans Staff Boost for Bank Failures -- Federal bank regulators
plan to increase staffing 60 percent in coming months to handle an
anticipated surge in troubled financial institutions.
ARMY MAY ASSIST LOCAL MAINE AUTHORITIES DURING CIVIL EMERGENCIES by
David Deschesne of the FORT FAIRFIELD JOURNAL -- An exclusive
interview with the Fort Fairfield Journal, Major General Bill Libby,
Adjutant General, Maine National Guard discusses his thoughts on the
recent Civil Assistance Plan where the Canadian Army has agreed to
assist Civil Authorities in the United States during an "emergency."
Pentagon report finds no evidence of Saddam attempt to assassinate Bush
-- In President Bush's view, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was
many things -- a developer of weapons of mass destruction, an ally of al
Qaeda and "a guy that tried to kill my dad." Recent intelligence reports
have already shot down those first two notions.
Audio to Ron Paul's Interview on Coast To Coast AM 03/25/2008 -- Ron
Paul sits down with George Noory for about 35 minutes (after the
commercial breaks were cut out) to discuss his campaign and the issues
affecting America today. He also answers callers questions in the second
VIDEO: Rick Stanley goes to the US Supreme Court Friday -- Rick
Stanley’s case is going before the United States Supreme Court on
Friday. Click the hyperlink that links to a video just posted which
explains Rick’s case in layman’s terms. I am pleased to do interviews to
publicize this matter. Signed: John Klar, Rick Stanley’s attorney.
Jesse Ventura Confirms Consideration of Presidential Run in 08 --
"...I'm facing probably the most monumental decision of my 56 years on
this planet. Will I run for president of the United States, as an
independent, in 2008? Or will I stay as far away from the fray as
possible, in a place with no electricity, on a remote beach in Mexico?
US Mistakenly Ships Missile Parts to Taiwan -- The Pentagon
announced Tuesday it mistakenly shipped part of the triggering mechanism
for four nuclear warheads to Taiwan a year-and-a-half ago, and only
realized the mistake last week and recovered the material in recent
days. BUT...The U.S. Air Force cannot say how the mistake happened!
Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska -- NATO forces sent jets to
escort two Russian long-range air force bombers patrolling neutral skies
near Alaska on Wednesday, Russian news agencies quoted the defense
ministry as saying.
Court Overturns Airline Passenger Rights Law -- A federal appeals
court Tuesday struck down a state law requiring airlines to give food,
water, clean toilets and fresh air to passengers stuck in delayed
planes, saying the measure was well-intentioned but stepped on federal
Engineer society accused of cover-ups -- Critics now accuse the
group of covering up engineering mistakes, downplaying the need to alter
building standards, and using the investigations to protect engineers
and government agencies from lawsuits. Similar accusations arose after
both disasters, but the most recent allegations have pressured the
organization to convene an independent panel to investigate.
Medical Prostitution: Doctors On the Take--Minnesota an example --
Minnesota is the first of a handful of states to pass a law requiring
drug manufacturers to disclose payments to doctors. The information thus
obtained is the focus of a front page report in The New York Times. The
accompanying graphic provides a Birdseye view of the highest trafficking
medical specialties who are debasing their profession--we call it,
prostituting for drug business.
Mexico plans big splash with new Baja port
-- Mexico's government is preparing to open bidding on the largest
infrastructure project in the nation's history, a $4-billion seaport
that could transform this farming village into a cargo hub to rival the
ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Some doubt the $4-billion project
will be built, but backers dream of dominating West Coast cargo traffic.
Government benefit programs in trouble -- Trustees for the
government's two biggest benefit programs warned that Social Security
and Medicare are facing "enormous challenges" with the threat to
Medicare's solvency far more severe.
Chavez: Little chance FARC will free high-profile hostage -- There
is little chance Colombia rebels will free one-time Colombian
presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt after that country's March 1
attack on a rebel camp inside
Ecuador, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday.
High Schoolers Create Car That Gets 1,693 Miles-Per-Gallon --
Engineering students from high schools all over Indiana are preparing to
enter their automotive creations into an annual mileage competition. The
entries achieve fuel economy that most people only fantasize about, with
many cars breaking the 1,000 miles-per-gallon (mpg) mark. That's right,
Convoy To Washington... April 15th... Keep on Hauling...
Navy Fires Admiral for Lying -- The Navy fired a three-star admiral
(Vice Adm. John Stufflebeem) after a Pentagon investigation concluded
he'd lied during questioning about whether he had an inappropriate
relationship while working at the White House in 1990, officials said
Restrictions on use of human subjects for testing of chemical or
biological agents -- TITLE 50 - CHAPTER 32 - § 1520a.
Hillary 'Misspoke' About Bosnia Trip -- Hillary Clinton's campaign
said she "misspoke" last week when saying she had landed under sniper
fire during a trip to Bosnia as first lady in March 1996. She later
characterized the episode as a "misstatement" and a "minor blip."
US cargo ship opens fire in Suez canal, 1 dead -- An American cargo
ship under contract to the U.S. Navy opened fire on a small Egyptian
boat while moving through the Suez Canal, the Navy said today. Egyptian
authorities said at least one man was killed.
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Anger problems 'left untreated' -- People who cannot control their
anger have nowhere to turn leading to family breakdown, sickness and
mental health problems, a charity has warned.
Wheeze 'link' to baby milk powder -- Prolonged exposure to baby milk
powder increases the risk of breathing problems, including wheezing and
breathlessness, a study has found.
Cod oil 'cuts arthritis drug use' -- A daily dose of cod liver oil
can cut painkiller use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a study
Deadly TB strain sweeps Kyrgyz prisons -- A drug-resistant and
virtually untreatable form of tuberculosis is spreading from prisons in
Kyrgyzstan to the general population. The BBC's Geneva correspondent
Imogen Foulkes travelled to Kyrgyzstan with the International Committee
of the Red Cross (ICRC) to see why.
Drug may help excessive growth syndrome -- Trials for a new drug are
about to begin in a bid to help people with a genetic disorder that can
cause unusually excessive height and a weak cardiovascular system. There
is no cure for Marfan Syndrome - but the drug could help cut the number
of deaths from heart failure.
Call to offer faith class choice -- Head teachers should allow
imams, rabbis and priests to offer religious instruction to pupils in
all state schools, teachers' leaders have said.
Teachers reject 'Army propaganda' -- Teachers have voted to oppose
military recruitment activities in schools if they employ "misleading
TB patient indicted as risk to public health -- A tuberculosis
patient who was involuntarily quarantined for a year in the jail ward at
a Phoenix hospital has been indicted on charges that he unlawfully
exposed the public to a disease.
Dallas gets rid of red-light cameras -- Why? The cameras weren’t
generating enough in fines. As motorists become aware of the red-light
intersections, they become more cautious and run fewer lights.
US 'deploys nuclear sub to Persian Gulf' -- An American nuclear
submarine has crossed the Suez Canal to join the US fleet stationed in
the Persian Gulf, Egyptian sources say.
DOE reports national diesel average near $4 per gallon -- Across the
country, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that
the national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is edging a
little closer to the $4 mark at $3.989, an increase of 1.5 cents from
this past week, and an increase of $1.313 from a year ago.
Pension funds used for retirement offers -- Detroit automakers are
turning to their pension funds to pay for incentives to persuade people
to retire, the Free Press has learned. Some workers, however, are
balking at the arrangements, worried about their future retirements,
even though the pension funds being used contain more money than they
need to meet obligations.
Signs of Possible Deal on New ID Rules -- There are signs of a
potential compromise to end the Bush administration's standoff with
states resisting new standards for driver's licenses. For people who
live in those holdout states, the dispute raises the specter of hassles
at airports and federal buildings.
Video: Mexican Army Crossing U.S. Border -- Be on the look out for
Mexican Military Units crossing the border.
laptops containing patient data probed -- Lawmakers are questioning
why the government waited almost a month to warn 2,500 patients enrolled
in a National Institutes of Health study that some of their medical
records were in the memory of a stolen laptop computer.
Chertoff: ID must comply to fly -- Homeland security officials on
Friday hinted at a possible face-saving deal to end their standoff with
a handful of states over new driver's license rules — a dispute that,
left unresolved, could cause big air travel headaches.
And Allies To Microchip All Citizens To Prevent Bird Flu Pandemic By:
Sorcha Faal -- Russian infectious disease specialists are reporting
in the Kremlin today that the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to
approve an ‘emergency measure’ mandating that all human beings on our
planet have implanted within their bodies a newly invented microchip
said to be able to prevent the deaths of over a billion people from the
dreaded avian flu virus H5N1.
States urged to comply with ID rule -- Millions of residents of
three states will soon face tougher and longer screening at airport
checkpoints if their governors defy a federal law requiring new,
more-secure driver's licenses. Maine, New Hampshire and South Carolina
have until March 31 to say whether they plan to comply with the law,
which they say is costly and will inconvenience residents by forcing
them to get new licenses.
$24B spent on security in Canada since 9/11 -- Canada has spent an
extra $24 billion beefing up security measures since the Sept. 11
attacks on U.S. soil, CBC News estimates.
Ban on travelers with HIV into U.S. reviewed -- Public health
officials and advocates are calling on the U.S. government to lift the
long-standing travel ban for foreigners with HIV, calling it draconian
and politically motivated.
10 reasons your taxes are going up -- Well, folks, the party's over.
Campaign rhetoric won't hide America's excesses, denial, incompetence
and arrogance much longer. No matter who's elected, taxes will increase
to cover massive debts.
Radio talk show host Michael Corbin dies after being found in car after
suffering a stroke -- Michael Corbin, journalist, talk radio host,
and champion of liberty died on Tuesday after suffering a stroke on
Sunday night. He was 52.
Ron Paul will be on Coast to Coast tonight - March 24 -- First Hour:
Congressman Ron Paul will talk about limited constitutional gov't, low
taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies, as well as
discuss his 2008 presidential bid. Dr. Paul will also take questions.
April 15, 2008 -- MASS RALLY IN DC. TO TAKE BACK AMERICA!!
Washington, D.C. at 11 AM on the west lawn of the Capitol on April 15,
Transcript of Joyce & Dave Von Kleist's Interview with Rey Kapitka &
Loma Wharton on March 18, 2008 -- Full trnascript of the progrma on
March 18 with Rey Kapitka & Loma Wharton. Thanks to the McNeil for
suppling us with this transcript!
Check out the orange and blue - Maroon Beret -- The maroon beret has
been the international symbol of elite airborne forces since its
selection for use by the airborne forces in World War II.
Quietly Acknowledges Medical Benefits of Honey -- In an Associated
Press story dated December 27th 2007, it was revealed that the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration had quietly approved a line of honey-based wound
dressings during the fall of that year. Derma Sciences, Inc., a New
Jersey manufacturer of medical wound and skin care supplies, was then
able to market their MEDIHONEY product.
Your Immunity Frequency With Essential Oils to Beat the Common Cold
-- Essential oils have been proven to fight infection, improve the
immune system and, because they contain hormone-like compounds, are very
effective in initiating cellular/tissue regeneration. Why do they do
this? Read More...
the Militarized Police State Shock You Into Submission? -- EMD
safety bracelet, which is being billed as the "last line of defence." A
company called Lamperd Firearm Training Systems(scroll down) is trying
to commercialize this item as an "airline security product." Watch the
Website for EMD System
Honduran cantaloupes, FDA warns -- People should throw away
cantaloupes from a Honduran manufacturer believed to be linked to a
salmonella outbreak. So far, 50 people have become sickened in 16 states
and nine have become ill in Canada after eating the cantaloupes.
Pilot's gun discharges on US Airways flight -- A US Airways pilot’s
gun accidentally discharged during a flight from Denver to Charlotte
Saturday, according to a statement released by the airline.
Bank of America may face $6.5 billion loan loss says analyst -- Bank
of America Corp, the largest U.S. retail bank, may set aside a record
$6.5 billion in the first quarter to cover possible future loan losses,
including in its mortgage and home equity portfolios, according to a
U.S. military reports 2,688 sex assault claims in 2007 -- The U.S.
military recorded 2,688 cases of sexual assault involving its staff last
year, 60 percent
of which were allegations of rape, a Department of Defense report said
Qualified borrowers face credit squeeze -- Lenders are rejecting
more loan applicants with strong credit scores, the latest indication
the nation's credit
crunch is deepening and further depressing the housing market and the
Ron Paul backers tangle with state GOP over caucus reports -- Debbie
Hopper, national field director for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas (and who
his campaign for president), called Thursday to recount a contentious
encounter that she had just had with Missouri Republican Party executive
Craighead. As readers may be aware, Paul’s supporters came out in force.
In sites where they were in the majority, the Paul contingents
caucuses and elected their slates of delegates. Hopper reaffirmed her
side’s belief that the Paul supporters snagged about a third of the
Israel grounds some F-16 fighters over cancer fears -- The Israeli
air force said on Friday it was suspending training flights using
U.S.-made F-16I fighter
jets after finding a suspected cancer-causing substance in the cockpit.
All-you-can-eat seats fill fans up — and out -- Dozens of arenas,
stadiums and tracks have offered tickets that come with unlimited
snacks. The seats have
been a hit with fans, a moneymaker for the venues and a worry for
obesity-conscious health officials.
UK news from Mike Tawse:
Olympic torch lit despite protest -- The torch is to be carried
through 20 countries. It will pass over Mount Everest and into Tibet,
before arriving in
Beijing for the Games on 8 August.
Peer and Church clash on embryos -- A Labour peer has accused the
leader of Scotland's Catholic Church of misleading the public over the
government's embryo research proposals.
'Killer' marrow transplant hope -- Some leukemia patients who do not
respond to conventional treatments may benefit from bone marrow
transplants selected to target the cancer directly.
Untested drugs for terminally ill -- Cancer drugs which have not
been tested on humans are to be given to terminally ill patients by the
Drug-resistant TB case confirmed -- Doctors in Glasgow are treating
Scotland's first diagnosed case of the drug-resistant XDR tuberculosis
Charlotte teen dies after shocked by Taser -- A Charlotte teenager
has died after being shocked with a Taser during a confrontation with
police at the
grocery store where he worked.
U.S. military reports 2,688 sex assault claims in 2007 -- The U.S.
military recorded 2,688 cases of sexual assault involving its staff last
year, 60 percent
of which were allegations of rape, a Department of Defense report said
Wounded Vet Again Tackles Basic Training -- Stockwell, 27, is one of
more than a dozen disabled veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- seven of whom
now are living and training full time at USOC training facilities --
hoping to qualify for the U.S. Paralympic squad.
Daylight Savings Time Savings Disputed by Richard Cooper -- As
policymakers and citizens consider year-round Daylight Savings Time let
analyze and debate whether it is justified based on the evidence rather
Wal-Mart milk to have no artificial growth hormones -- Wal-Mart
Stores Inc said on Thursday that its private-label Great Value milk is
now being sourced
only from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth
hormones, such as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST).
Mexican police chief requests US asylum -- The police chief of a
Mexican border town racked by smuggling-related violence fled to the
U.S. seeking asylum
after his deputies abandoned him, federal officials said Friday.
Microwaves Killing The Insects, Frogs, And Birds? And Are We Next?
-- What the heck is going on? And when are we going to do something
about this? This
is pretty serious stuff. If all the insects, amphibians, and birds are
disappearing, how much longer will it be until we mammals start
Google Video: Japanese MP Yukihisa Fujita Speaking at Oz 2008 911 Truth
Conference -- Japanese MP Yukihisa Fujita of the Democratic Party of
Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan is the
single most important person to step forward to ask hard questions about
9/11 and the "War on Terror" this year.
recompete announced - the world's biggest toll systems procurement is on
-- from tollroads news about ezpass transponders & toll related
issues...scroll down and check out the frequency...5.9 Gigahertzs for
these new tags as compared to 915 megahertz tags...more exposure to
Owner-operator organizes fuel protest Monday near Pittsburgh --
Owner-operator Don Waltenbaugh of Pennsylvania has organized a daylong
event to demonstrate just how bad it’s getting out there for truckers
struggling with high fuel prices.
Shortage gets Worse, Price Drops Again! -- Three more major silver
dealers are reported to be out of silver today: The U.S. Mint, Kitco,
This, on top of the major dealers yesterday, Amark, Perth Mint, CNI
Numismatics, and APMEX, all reported sold out. Further, nearly all of
Canada is reported to be out of silver, from Vancouver to Toronto.
The Assassination of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer -- the US news
media remained characteristically clueless about why Spitzer was taken
out. It's simple. He had the goods on Bush adminstation colusion with
predatory lenders and was preparing a case that would have tied the
administration directly to wide spread fraud and criminality in the
Spitzer's article that prompted his political assassination -- By
Eliot Spitzer: Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime - How the Bush
Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers.
Impeachment Not Off the Table -- You would not know it for the news
blackout, but New Yorkers of Rep. Jerrold Nadler's district held a Town
Hall/Impeachment Forum last Sunday to encourage Nadler, chair of the
House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, to begin impeachment
against Vice President Dick Cheney.
Now there's "rent a chick" -- Want to surprise your child with a
chicken for Easter? Well now there is "Rent-A-Chick"! Families pick up
during Holy Week, take them home to awe at, and return them two weeks
later to the farm.
Grain Farmer Percy Schmeiser Claims Moral Victory in Seed Battle Against
Monsanto -- Yesterday, Monsanto agreed to pay the Schmeisers $660 to
small-claims court case they brought against the company for costs
associated with removing the patented Roundup Ready canola from their
field in 2005.
Heads Monsanto Wins, Tails We Lose; The Genetically Modified Food Gamble
-- There have been few experiments as reckless, overhyped and with as
potential upside as the rapid rollout of genetically modified crops.
Last month, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech
(ISAAA), a pro-biotech nonprofit, released a report highlighting the
proliferation of genetically modified crops. According to ISAAA, biotech
crop area grew
12 percent, or 12. 3 million hectares, to reach 114. 3 million hectares
in 2007, the second highest area increase in the past five years.
Plans for Canada anti-terror unit found in garbage -- Canada will
probe how blueprints for the new headquarters of an elite military
ended up in a pile of garbage, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said
Soldier electrocutions probed in Iraq -- A U.S. House committee
chairman has begun an investigation into the electrocutions of at least
12 service members in
Iraq, including that of a Pittsburgh soldier killed in January by a jolt
of electricity while showering.
failure is setback in AIDS fight -- The two-decade search for an
AIDS vaccine is in crisis after two field tests of the most promising
only did not protect people from the virus but may actually have put
them at increased risk of becoming infected.
Headed for Olympics? Beware of Big Brother -- If you're planning on
attending this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing, expect your hotel room
to be bugged and searched while you're not there. "All visitors should
be aware that they have no reasonable expectation of privacy in public
or private locations," the fact
5 Years Later - Where are they now? -- Tommy Franks. Jessica Lynch.
Lynndie England. 'Chemical Ali.' Tony Blair. Hans Blix. As the war in
Iraq began, these were names on front pages everywhere. Find out what
has happened to them – and 10 other headliners associated with the
conflict – since.
Salmonella outbreak in Colorado town linked to tap water -- State
health officials warned residents of a southern Colorado town Alamosa
Wednesday to stop
drinking and cooking with tap water because they said it might be linked
to a salmonella outbreak.
'Ontario residents only' at Tent City -- Officials begin thinning
out the encampment, saying the city can provide space only for those who
once lived there and can prove it.
Contaminant In Heparin Is Identified -- A modified form of a cheap
and widely used dietary supplement sold to relieve joint pain was
identified as the
contaminant found in tainted and at times lethal heparin produced in
China for American patients, Food and Drug Administration officials said
New Interagency Group to Oversee Cyberattack Defense -- The Bush
administration is planning to tap a Silicon Valley entrepreneur to head
a new interagency group that will coordinate the government's efforts to
protect its computer networks from organized cyberattacks.
Bush Fills Key Posts In Homeland Security -- President Bush
yesterday tapped veteran prosecutor Kenneth L. Wainstein to serve as his
White House homeland
security adviser as he moved to name another key counterterrorism
official and defuse criticism that he has left important positions
Ron Paul Washington, D.C. Rally needs $4000 -- Granny Warriors have
taken care of getting the location next to the Capitol Building,
Speakers, Staging, Sound and the many other expenses. Ron and Carol Paul
will be there too.
Comcast Cameras to Start Watching You? -- At the Digital Living Room
conference, Gerard Kunkel, Comcast’s senior VP of user experience, told
me the cable company is experimenting with different camera technologies
built into devices so it can know who’s in your living room.
Ordinance Allows Workers On Private Property To Kill Africanized Bees
-- Commissioners in Martin County have unanimously passed an ordinance
allowing county employees to go onto private property without permission
to kill Africanized bees and treat areas where mosquitoes are breeding.
YouTube - Narrated By George Carlin -- Ron Paul: Who Owns You (WARNING:
VA Putting Mobile Pharmacies on the Road -- The first mobile
pharmacy was unveiled on Sept. 11, 2007 in front of VA’s Washington,
D.C., headquarters. The unit was displayed recently at a meeting of the
American Society of Health System Pharmacists in Las Vegas. A second
mobile pharmacy is expected to be delivered in March 2008.
Dozens Arrested As War Protests Move Through DC -- Anti-war
protesters paraded in the streets of downtown D.C., causing traffic
tie-ups for many commuters Wednesday afternoon. D.C. Police used brute
force to remove some of the protesters off of the streets and onto the
What is the real death toll in Iraq? -- The Americans learned one
lesson from Vietnam: don't count the civilian dead. As a result, no one
knows how many Iraqis have been killed in the five years since the
invasion. Estimates put the toll at between 100,000 and one million, and
now a bitter war of numbers is raging. Jonathan Steele and Suzanne
Three Banks End Federal Loans To Students -- Three big banks have
dropped out of the federal student-loan program for the coming academic
year, adding uncertainty to the financial-aid arena at a time when
students are poised to receive admissions notices and begin to line up
Toronto hospital denies reports it's treating avian flu -- The
Toronto East General Hospital is denying reports it is treating patients
who may have been exposed to the avian flu.
Hand Over the DNA of Newborns to DHS -- Unknown to most new parents,
or those who became parents in the last ten or so years, DNA of newborns
has been harvested, tested, stored and experimented with by all 50
states. And all 50 states are now routinely providing these results to
the Homeland Security Department.
NH House OKs Bill Limiting RFID Tracking Devices -- Privacy
advocates overturned a Commerce Committee vote and won House approval of
a bill yesterday limiting the use of radio tracking devices in consumer
products. HB 686 bans the implantation of RFID (radio frequency
identification ) chips in humans and requires a notification label on
any product that contains them. It also bars the state from using the
devices in drivers licenses, license plates and E-ZPass transponders.
"SMOKING GUN" EVIDENCE FOR OKC BOMBING CASE -- Since January 2008
there has been a series of new releases of startling “smoking gun”
evidence about the OKC bombing almost 13 years after the Alfred P.
Murrah building was bombed on April 19, 1995 killing 168 people. Read
FDA Takes Next Step in Establishing Overseas Presence -- In an
important development, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has
received approval from the U.S. State Department to establish eight full
time permanent FDA positions at U.S. diplomatic posts in the People's
Republic of China, pending authorization from the Chinese government.
This is an important step forward in
the FDA's plans to hire and place FDA staff in China over the next 18
of "SIDS" deaths in north Idaho prompt parents to blame vaccines;
doctors, government deny vaccine link -- The deaths of three infants
in Coeur d’Alene in September and October, 2007, within a few days of
their four- month vaccines, prompted one of the mothers to fight back.
vaccine/autism stories -- This is an excellent site for "vaccine
news they seem to lose."
The Selling of Organic -- Organic farms have historically been
small, family-run businesses producing for local markets. But as
conventional agribusiness and the supermarkets move in, organic shops
are expanding, being bought up, and increasingly resembling their
Asked about two thirds of Americans' opposition to war, Cheney says,
During a Good Morning America interview broadcast Wednesday that
two-thirds of Americans now think the war was not worth fighting, Cheney
Rights Hearing Transcript -- Transcript from the 2nd amendment
hearing. (This is a .pdf file)
Bankruptcy of The United States -- From United States Congressional
Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303. Speaker-Rep. James
Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House: "Mr. Speaker, we are here
now in chapter 11.. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding
over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world
history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a
blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner’s
report that will lead to our demise. Read More...
The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance
-- Scientists worldwide puzzle over an alarming and unexplained rise in
the rates of autoimmune disease. Yet the media remain mute on this
China aims to control Olympics weather -- As they prepare to host the
Olympics — an event whose very purpose is to push the limits of
human beings — the Chinese are trying to do what man never has: Control
Lawmakers blast plan to cut farm pollution reporting requirements --
Democratic lawmakers are questioning a Bush administration plan to
eliminate requirements for farms to disclose air pollution from animal
Anti-War Grannies Arrested Trying to Enlist -- As part of actions
across the United States to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S.
invasion of Iraq in 2003, 10 "Grandmothers for Peace", ranging in age
from 57 to 80, were arrested Monday while trying to enlist in the United
States Army. Acts of civil disobedience are planned this week in at
least 17 other U.S. cities.
Military veterans to deliver citizen arrest warrants for Bush and Cheney
-- Backed by family members and supporters all across the nation, U.S.
military veterans will serve citizen arrest warrants for George Bush and
Dick Cheney March 19, 2008 in Washington, D.C.
How to Get Your Town or City to Indict Bush and Cheney -- Indictment
resolutions passed on March 4, 2008, in Brattleboro and Marlboro,
Vermont, and spread from there. For full list of towns see this list.
This resource page will be expanded as this campaign grows and develops.
This extensive kit for passing impeachment resolutions will be helpful.
Much of the same advice applies.
Bentonite Clay: Protect Yourself From Pharmaceuticals in Your Water
-- There is a safe and easy way to protect yourself from these
horrifying contaminants – calcium bentonite clay. According to Michel
Abeshera, author of The Healing Clay, "Clay has a remarkable resistance
to chemical agents... as a bacteria-destroying agent it can render
contaminated water innocuous."
Salads, Gardening Linked to Lower Lung Cancer Risk -- By simply
eating four or more servings of green salad a week and working in the
garden once or twice a
week, smokers and nonsmokers alike may be able to substantially reduce
the risk of developing lung cancer, say researchers at The University of
Texas M. D.
Anderson Cancer Center.
Bush Says Iraq War Was Worth It -- President Bush says he has no
launching the unpopular war in Iraq despite the ``high cost in lives and
treasure,'' arguing that retreat now would embolden Iran and provide al-Qaida
with money for weapons of mass destruction to attack the United States.
Justices agree on right to own guns -- Americans have a right to own
Supreme Court justices declared Tuesday in a historic and lively debate
could lead to the most significant interpretation of the Second
its ratification two centuries ago.
Fed cuts key interest rate -- In a forceful move to contain the
crisis, the central bank slashes its benchmark interest rate by
of a percentage point to 2.25%.
Army Says Suicide; Family Says Murder -- Several Soldiers
oath during the investigation said they knew of no reason Musack would
himself. He had no medical, financial or personal problems they were
Some described him as a quiet person who held in his feelings.
Action Alert: Oppose S2674/HR5509 Which Discriminate Against
Disabled Veterans -- Please send the following message to your
elected officials and candidates for office...Read More on how to help.
"I strongly urge you to oppose
S2674/HR5509 and any other legislation which is detrimental to and/or
discriminatory against this nation's veterans."
Gitmo captive: I was threatened with rape -- In a fresh document
Guantánamo war court files, Canadian captive Omar Khadr alleges that he
repeatedly threatened with rape as an interrogation technique in
and at U.S. Navy base in Cuba.
The bill (HCM2003) to oppose the North American Union passed the House
today! -- Says Senator Karen S. Johnson: "Thanks to all of you who
have worked so hard to get legislators to change their minds and their
votes on this bill! Many
hundreds of people have made phone calls, sent emails, and visited their
legislators in person. You have no idea what an impression you have
Whistleblower exposes insider trading program at JP Morgan -- A
memo obtained by Wikileaks shows that not only has the U.S. Securities
Exchange Commission created an insider trading loophole big enough to
truck through, but that Wall Street is taking full advantage of it,
establishing 'how-to' programs and even client service divisions to help
well-heeled clients circumvent insider trading regulations.
Brown unveils security strategy -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to
plans to deal with national emergencies such as terror attacks, disease
pandemics and flooding.
Vote fraud 'undermines democracy' -- Standards chief Sir Christopher
said household registration could not stop bogus names being registered
used as fraudulent postal votes. Sir Christopher says changes to the
system are needed.
Papers paying damages to Madeleine McCanns parents -- A newspaper
paying £550,000 to the parents of Madeleine McCann after it settled a
case over reports of her disappearance. They say they were wrong to
suggest the couple, of Rothley, Leicestershire, were responsible for
Raging Floods Deluge Parts of Central US -- PIEDMONT, Mo. (AP) -
rain chased hundreds of people from their flooded homes and deluged
the nation's midsection Tuesday, killing at least two people. The
Weather Service posted flood and flash flood warnings from Texas to
tornado watches in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Col.: DOD Delayed Brain Injury Scans -- Pentagon Hoped to Avoid
War Sydrome' Phenomenon, Says Air Force Colonel. For more than two
years, the Pentagon delayed screening troops returning from Iraq for
mild brain injuries
because officials feared veterans would blame vague ailments on the
little-understood wound caused by exposure to bomb blasts, says the
director of medical assessments.
http://money.cnn.com -- CNN Money
CIA Torture Jet wrecks with 4 Tons of COCAINE -- This Florida based
Gulfstream II jet aircraft # N987SA crash landed on September 24, 2007
after it ran out of fuel over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula it had a cargo
of several tons of Cocaine on board now documents have turned up on both
sides of the Atlantic that link this Cocaine Smuggling Gulfstream II jet
aircraft # N987SA that crashed in Mexico to the CIA who used it on at
least 3 rendition flights from Europe and the USA to Guantanamo's
infamous torture chambers between 2003 to 2005.
New NY governor admits affair -- With his predecessor's term doomed
by a sex scandal, brand-new Gov. David Paterson tried to come clean
about his own skeletons just hours after assuming office by
acknowledging a years-old affair.
Fed poised to cut interest rates again -- The Federal Reserve is
expected to aggressively lower interest rates in its intensified battle
against the credit crisis and spreading economic weakness. The question
is whether all of the effort will turn the tide.
Paul supporters control Republican county conventions -- A Ron Paul
volunteer and organizer in Kansas City confirms that the Jackson County
Republican caucus elected a nearly-complete slate of Paul delegates at
convention Saturday. Larry Holland says the caucus elected more than 170
delegates out of an estimated 187 available.
LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR RON PAUL IN MISSOURI -- Today in Saint Charles
County Missouri, the largest Republican County caucus in the state 111
of a possible 137 Delegates were elected for Ron Paul. The St. Charles
Caucus was a landslide turnout for Ron Paul.
Girl's Flu Death Happened Within Hours -- When 12-year-old Jasmine
Levy woke up feeling unwell, her mother gave her Tylenol and sent her
back to bed. A few hours later, she was dead. Jasmine was the first
child in Minnesota to die of the flu this season; six children died of
flu last year.
China issues human rights record of United States in 2007 (6) -- The
report says the United States has a notorious record of trampling on the
sovereignty of and violating human rights in other countries. Read
United States censors Guantanamo prisoner's sketch of force-feeding
-- The United States has censored a gruesome drawing by a Guantanamo Bay
detainee depicting him as a skeleton being force-fed at the military
prison, the man's lawyers said Monday as they released a recreation of
Vietnam military to test bird flu vaccine on humans -- Vietnam, one
countries hardest-hit by bird flu, will start a human vaccine trial this
a military medical official said on Tuesday.
Dummy Bomb Dropped in Oklahoma -- An Air National Guard jet
mistakenly dropped a 22-pound non-explosive, practice bomb on an
apartment complex, damaging the foundation but no one was injured,
police said Friday.
'Abolish the Fed' -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should
resign and the Fed should be abolished as a way to boost the falling
speed up the recovery of the U.S. economy, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of
Holdings, told CNBC Europe Wednesday.
Media: U.S. denies Indonesia's allegation on bird flu samples -- The
States has flatly denied allegations it was producing biological weapons
bird flu samples sent by Indonesia to the World Health Organization, the
English daily The Jakarta Post reported Monday.
UN police retake courthouse occupied by Kosovo Serbs -- The U.N.
police stormed the courthouse just before dawn to arrest dozens of Serbs
who had occupied the U.N. building since Friday to protest Kosovo's
declaration of independence from Serbia.
Dollars tough to sell on streets of Amsterdam -- The U.S. dollar's
dropping so fast against the euro that small currency outlets in
turning away tourists seeking to sell their dollars for local money
vacation in the Netherlands.
Controversial sweetener dropped from Mexican Coke Zero -- Sodium
which is legal in more than 50 countries, including Mexico, Canada and
European Union nations, was replaced in Coke Zero in Mexico with a
of two other artificial sweeteners, aspartame and acesulfame-K.
Credit card data stolen from supermarket chain -- Computer Hackers
the Hannaford Bros. stores in Massachusetts, New England and New York,
Sweetbay customers in Florida, Hannaford said in a statement. Nearly
cases of fraud have been linked to the breach.
Blockade to be held of the IRS March 19 in D.C. -- On March
19, 2008, a nonviolent blockade of the national Internal Revenue Service
headquarters in Washington, DC will be held, as part of the day of
actions against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
US violates chemical weapons convention -- The use of
chemical weapons such as CS gas for military operations is illegal. The
Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997, drafted by the United Kingdom and
ratified by the United States, declares “Each State Party undertakes not
to use riot control agents as a method of warfare”. Permissible uses are
restricted to "law enforcement including domestic riot control."
FEMA Urges Residents to Prepare for Spring Flooding -- Take a look
at the many states who has been warned.
to buy Bear Stearns for $2 a share -- JPMorgan Chase said Sunday it
will acquire rival Bear Stearns for a bargain-basement $236.2 million —
or $2 a share — a stunning collapse for one of the world’s largest and
most storied investment banks.
baby bottles make a comeback -- Concerns about a chemical in hard
plastic makes old-fashioned new again!!
FBI pedophile symbols -- This visually explosive FBI document
reveals the secret symbols organized pedophiles use to recognize each
other and is likely to be
of broad interest to readers, especially parents. Wikileaks has verified
the document. This is an unclassified but sensitive law enforcement
document showing how pedophiles identify with their preferences. Read
Gang Members Get Trained in the Army -- While hundreds of Mexican
soldiers are deserting the army to join drug trafficking gangs,
California is facing the
opposite problem: A growing number of gang members here have infiltrated
the U.S. Armed Forces in order to receive military training.
Antipsychotic drugs are doing harm -- The life expectancy of those
treated in community mental health centers has plunged to an appalling
25 years less than
average. Life expectancy may have fallen by as much as 15 years since
1986. Indications are that the death rate continues to accelerate in
what must be
ranked as one of the worst public health disasters in U.S. history.
Covert research on torture by CIA -- Over the last decade, U.S
intelligence funding of academic research has taken on cavalier, even
brazen qualities. This
article reveals over 3,000 National Security Agency and over 100 Defense
Intelligence Agency funded papers and draws attention to recent
revelations of CIA funding for torture research.
CIA-MK-Ultra and research (Part I)-- This is a .pdf file worth
reading in your spare time.
CIA funding Part II
Video: Tent Cities In California -- Tent cities much like we saw
during the Great Depression are now popping up in California. Check out
this BBC report on
Ala. Building Can't Shake Swastika Shape -- From the ground, the
Wesley Acres Methodist retirement home looks like any other building.
But fly over in an
airplane, and the outline is unmistakable: It's one big swastika.
Wall Street fears for next Great Depression -- One UK economist
warned that the world is now close to a 1930s-like Great Depression,
while New York traders said they had never experienced such fear. The
Fed's emergency funding procedure was first used in the Depression and
has rarely been used since.
Scientist Exposes Chemtrails As Military Operations --A TV news
report from Germany available at:(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVc9GX5K_As ) confirmed that the
German Military is manipulating the climate in Germany. As a result
scientists have filed a lawsuit against the government for climate
Ted Kennedy Dumps Fuel into Nantucket Sound -- Ted Kennedy has
called Nantucket Sound near his Massachusetts estate “a national
treasure” — but that didn’t stop the senator from having oil dumped from
his yacht into its waters.
Missouri Caucus - READ/ACT TODAY: Saturday morning (March 15, 2008) for
1 hr = Ron Paul Victory -- Ron Paul and the movement for
Constitutional government need you to attend your MORGAN County
Republican caucus this Saturday to help elect Ron Paul Delegates
to the Missouri Convention!
Articles on Homeschooling:
JUDGES WANT TO TERMINATE FAMILY'S HOMESCHOOLING
Homeschoolers' setback sends shock waves through
Eli Lilly Waited Too Long to Warn About Zyprexa,Doctor Testifies --
Eli Lilly, the drug maker, could and should have warned physicians as
early as 1998 about the link between Zyprexa, its best-selling
schizophrenia medicine, and diabetes, an expert witness told jurors
Friday in a lawsuit that claims that Zyprexa has caused many mentally
ill people to develop diabetes.
Senate, House Consider Resolutions on Aspartame -- There is now a
Hawaii Senate Resolution authored by Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland, which
requests the Department of Health and National Academy of Sciences to
review existing reports and studies related to aspartame, by funding
Artificial sweetener persists in the environment -- Reports from
Sweden and Norway show high levels of sucralose in wastewater effluent
and surface waters.
McCain Has Lost It - Reportedly Babbles To No One -- A few months
back, I noticed that McCain was displaying involuntary motor activity
where his left hand was uncontrollably shaking while giving a speech
behind a podium. Usually, as it was explained to me, this is indicative
of a breakdown taking place within the person's central nervous system,
that is exhibiting the aforementioned symptoms.
Housing Crisis -- BOCA RATON, Fla. - SWAT teams disperse crowd of
awaiting housing applications. Police in riot gear intervened Wednesday
hundreds of people seeking a chance at subsidized housing grew
officials ran out of applications.
Many truckers ‘close to the wall’ with fuel costs through roof --
Dave Crosby parked his truck in late January. He told Land Line on
Thursday, March 13, he’s not moving it again until he can start making a
decent living wage again. After spending the entire month of January
running around the Southwest as hard as he could trying to make a
living, Crosby said he went back home to Santa Fe, NM, “with nothing to
show for it.”
John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Ron Paul -- The video within
shares words from some of the greatest leaders in U.S. history,
Paul -- which was actually censored, and removed, by YouTube.
Cancels Web Release Of Controversial Iraq Report -- The Pentagon on
Wednesday canceled plans for broad public release of a study that found
no pre-Iraq war link between late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the
al Qaida terrorist network.
Ron Paul warns of Worldwide Economic Collapse -- In this C-SPAN
video, Ron Paul warns of a worldwide economic collapse brought on by the
fall of the dollar,
the expense of maintaining an American empire, and soaring budget
FUNDING FOREIGN MILITARY WHILE DUMPING ON AMERICAN VETERANS by Devvy
Kidd -- Our veterans coming home from these unholy invasions of Iraq
and Afghanistan, as well as our freedom fighters still alive who fought
in Viet Nam and other foreign wars, continue to be dumped on Washington,
unlikely as Iranians head to the polls -- Iranians voted Friday in
elections likely to yield little change: Conservatives and allies of the
hard-line president are expected to retain control of parliament after
many reformists were barred from even running.
Chrysler to shut down all operations for 2 weeks in July -- Chrysler
telling employees worldwide to take a mandatory two-week vacation in
Chrysler plans a corporate-wide shutdown the weeks of July 7 and July
New color $5 bills has come out -- Abraham Lincoln is getting a
color in his cheeks. New $5 bills bearing the gaunt visage of the
president — but with some touches of color added — are making their way
banks and cash registers near you.
CDC clarifies preference on childhood vaccines -- Children who get a
vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox are slightly
likely to have seizures compared to those getting two separate shots for
same diseases, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Strokes Triple Among Middle-Aged Women -- Strokes have recently
tripled among middle-aged women, a trend that doctors are calling
Gold futures soar to record above $1,000 an ounce -- Early Thursday,
April delivery soared to a record high of $1,001.50 an ounce on the New
Mercantile Exchange. This was the first time that gold surpassed $1,000
Debt Collection Industry Collapse Approaches -- Attention Debt
Foreclosing Attorneys: Now is probably your best/last chance to get out
of the business.
Loma Wharton fights for life and liberty -- This is in response to
the Feb. 17 letter "Axes of Evil." The writer is incorrect that Loma
Wharton is fighting the IRS. Loma and The Liberators are fighting to
protect the life, liberty and property of the people of Douglas County
against the fraudulent and unlawful acts being facilitated by current
procedures in the county clerk's office.
Justice Department says legal opinion on Executive orders is classified
-- The Bush Administration's Justice Department's Office of Legal
Counsel is refusing to turn over a document providing its analysis of
Bush's justification for executive orders.
resigns -- Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace Wednesday after
getting caught in a call-girl scandal that shattered his
corruption-fighting, straight-arrow image, saying: "I cannot allow my
private failings to disrupt the people's work."
veterans, and DOD has quit looking for them -- GAO finds that DOD
has stopped trying to find veterans used in Cold War experiments that
used chemical weapons and biological weapons and drugs such as LSD and
PCP. They basically just gave up in 2003 and have no plan to continue.
Secretary Ordered Not To Discuss Dollar -- Watch the video - White
House Press Secretary Dana Perino mentioned in a press conference that
she is not allowed to talk about the value of the U.S. Dollar. She says
that the Treasury Secretary is the only one allowed to discuss the U.S.
Dollar. She even said that she would be fired if she talked about the
Video Shows Cop Tasering Already Restrained Disabled Man -- Recently
uncovered video of a disabled British Columbia man being shocked with a
taser by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has sparked controversy
and once again brought the use of such weapons into the limelight.
104 products on shelves already contain toxic 'grey goo' by stealth, say
Friends of the Earth -- Potentially toxic chemicals are being
incorporated into food, packaging, health supplements and other products
by stealth, it is claimed.
Parents may be jailed over vaccinations -- As doctors struggle to
eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading
parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are
resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences.
Blogger charged in Russia -- Prosecutors have charged a Russian
wrote on a popular Internet site that police should be publicly
what is believed to be the country's first such case against a blogger.
The charges filed Tuesday stemmed from his posting on a Web forum in
February 2007 that criticized police in the wake of a raid on an
Carlyle Expects Banks to Seize Assets -- Carlyle Capital Corp. said
late Wednesday it expects its creditors to seize all of the fund's
after unsuccessful negotiations to prevent its liquidation.
Vitamin D 'cuts risk of diabetes' -- Giving young children vitamin D
supplements may reduce their risk of developing type 1 diabetes later in
life, research suggests. Children who took supplements were around 30%
less likely to
develop the condition than those who did not.
To Spray Toxic Biological Chemicals Over San Francisco Announced --
The US Government is planning to poison more than two million people, in
California, using an untested biological "pesticide" this summer. The
chemical to be sprayed is classified by the EPA as a "pesticide" and the
plan is to douse cities with this chemical designed to stick on
everything for 90 days or longer.
Nanotech Exposed in Grocery Store Aisles -- Untested nanotechnology
used in more than 100 food products, food packaging and contact
currently on the shelf, without warning or new FDA testing, according to
report released today by Friends of the Earth. Report finds Miller Light
Cadbury Chocolate packaging and ToddlerHealth, a nutritional drink
infants sold extensively at health food stores including WholeFoods, and
brands have toxic risks.
Nine WWI Vets Survive Worldwide -- Following the death of the
war veteran Lazare Ponticelli, a total of nine men who served in their
countries' armed forces during World War I are known to be still alive
the world. They are listed within this article.
HUD E-Mails Refer to Retaliation -- After Philadelphia's housing
director refused a demand by President Bush's housing secretary to
transfer a piece of city property to a business friend, two top
political appointees at the department exchanged e-mails discussing the
pain they could cause the Philadelphia director. High-Level Officials
Wrote of Punishing Philadelphia Housing Director.
U.S. organic food industry fears GMO contamination -- Widespread
contamination of U.S. corn, soybeans and other crops by genetically
engineered varieties is threatening the purity of organic and natural
food products and driving purveyors of such specialty products to new
efforts to protect their markets, industry leaders said this week.
20 QUESTIONS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GM) FOODS -- Read some of the
questions such as "What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM
foods?" and "Why are GM foods produced?"
Atlanta Federal Reserve releases DVD aimed at helping banks prepare for
disasters -- Drawing on the experience of bankers who have weathered
situations, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta developed Crisis
Reconnecting the Financial Lifeline, a DVD designed to assist bankers
their institutions' emergency preparedness efforts. Each section of the
profiles a facet of crisis preparedness, from preparing and testing a
caring for employees to providing cash to customers to working with
YouTube: The Cactus Cuties sing The National Anthem -- This is a
video of the
Cactus Cuties, very talented young ladies ranging in age from 8 to 13
The Star Spangled Banner. The performance was at the Texas Tech vs Texas
basketball game January 20, 2008 in front of over 11,000 people.
Toxic Soup of Plastic Debris, Twice the Size of US, Forms in the Pacific
Ocean -- It is twice the size of the continental United States, yet
you cannot set foot on it. Scientists have named it "Plastic Soup", and
appropriately so. Floating in the Northern Pacific Ocean lays a huge
expanse of plastic refuse. This garbage patch is actually two attached
areas on either side of Hawaii, known as the Western and Eastern Pacific
Know What Toxic Chemicals Lurk in Your Clothing? -- Have you ever
thought twice about putting on your favorite T-shirt, or snuggling into
your cotton sheets? Read More...
Prosecutor accused of spying on church -- The prosecuting attorney
for Waterford Township in Michigan has been accused of spying on a
church's activities and personally leading police raids on its worship
band because he doesn't like "rock" music.
Adm. William Fallon to resign as U.S. mideast military chief -- The
military commander for the Middle East resigned Tuesday amid speculation
about a rift over U.S. policy in Iran.
Cities rarely release water test results -- When water providers
find pharmaceuticals in drinking water, they rarely tell the public.
When researchers make the same discoveries, they usually don't identify
the cities involved.
Tell the FDA What You Think About Drug Ads -- The FDA will soon
decide whether these TV ads should include a toll-free number and web
address where you can report side effects or other problems. The drug
companies don't like this idea. They don’t want their ads used to help
identify potential problems with their products. But if we have to watch
these endless ads, we should at least be able to easily report to the
FDA how these medicines really work! Add your name to the FDA petition.
Two-year-old boy kept alive by daily doses of Viagra -- The toddler
rare condition that causes chronic high blood pressure. Something as
chest infection could kill him. The pulmonary hypertension, as it is
be controlled with four doses of Viagra a day.
UK top cop who led CIA probe found dead -- A city police chief who
investigation into charges that Britain cooperated with secret CIA
transport terrorism suspects without formal proceedings has been found
his deputy said Tuesday.
Is Salvia the Next Marijuana? -- On Web sites touting the
of Salvia divinorum, come-ons to buy the hallucinogenic herb are
accompanied by warnings: "Time is running out!" and "stock up while you
still can." That's
because salvia is being targeted by lawmakers concerned that the
and easy-to-obtain plant could become the next marijuana. Eight states
already placed restrictions on salvia, and 16 others, including Florida,
considering a ban or have previously.
Australia's food bowl lies empty - World warned on food price spiral
-- As the
BBC looks at the impact of rising food prices around the world, Sydney
correspondent Nick Bryant reports from Australia on how the worst
record has slashed its exports of wheat.
NORTH AMERICAN UNION MILITARY FORGES NEW CANADIAN ALLIANCE by David
Deschesne -- Canadian Military to Assist in Civilian Law Enforcement
Duties in United States.
Boy punished for T-shirt with gun image -- The family of a middle
student who was given detention for wearing a T-shirt bearing the image
gun has filed a federal freedom of speech lawsuit against the school
MISSOURI TRUTH TROOPERS--OPERATION STOP THIEF NEEDS ALL OF YOU -- As
you know, Truth Attack and its sponsor groups are making April 15 a day
of ACTION all over the country. Truth Attack’s Operation Stop Thief has
T-Troopers at post offices open late on April 15 passing out materials
and showing signs to freshly blooded victims filing (and paying) their
‘taxes’ at the last minute. This project is going to gain us millions
of dollars worth of television coverage through local news programs, but
only if YOU are out there to get filmed and reported on. Read More...
War Illness: Pesticides, Nerve-Gas Pills Tied to Gulf War Illness
(Update1) -- A pill given to U.S. soldiers to help protect them
against nerve gas, and pesticides sprayed in the air and used to treat
their clothes, may have triggered the cluster of symptoms known as Gulf
War illness, a study found.
Gulf War syndrome firmly linked to chemical exposure
to receive disaster preparedness booklets -- CARTHAGE, Mo. -
A pandemic illness has forced area health departments to order all
public gatherings halted to slow the spread of the illness.
Scandal puts Spitzer's career in danger (you think) -- Gov. Elliot
Spitzer's prostitution scandal came just over a year since he stormed
into the governor's office, vowing to root out corruption in New York
Gorton's Fish: Pills in Fillets Were Safe -- Gorton's Inc. said
Monday that the pills a Pennsylvania family reported finding in their
fish fillets were harmless over-the-counter herbal supplements. FDA
spokesman Brad A. Swezey declined to comment on the investigation into
what he called "suspected tampering."
Antidepressants Are No Better Than Placebos -- Antidepressant drugs,
including the best-selling Prozac, simply do not work as advertised,
according to a comprehensive review by U.S. and Canadian researchers.
Tax Dollars at work: IRS spending $42 million on rebate reminders --
At a cost of nearly $42 million, the IRS wants you to know: Your check
is almost in the mail. The Internal Revenue Service is spending the
money on letters to alert taxpayers to expect rebate checks as part of
the economic stimulus plan.
The notices are going out this month to an estimated 130 million
households who filed returns for the 2006 tax year, at a cost $41.8
million, IRS spokesman John Lipold confirmed.
One Woman's Astonishing Experiment With Aspartame -- Victoria Inness-Brown’s
family was addicted to diet soda. After researching the effects of
aspartame, she strongly believed the artificial sweetener might one day
lead to their illness or even their early deaths. So she decided to
perform her own aspartame experiment. Read More...
FDA Approved the Wrong Drug Plant -- According to the FDA, the
Chinese facility that supplies the active ingredient of the widely used
blood thinner heparin was never inspected because the agency confused it
with another plant that had the same name.
YouTube: Ron Paul's son gives Campaign update on WBKO, KY -- Dr Rand
Paul speaks to WBKO of Bowling Green KY about the state of his father's
campaign for president.
NSA quietly expands domestic spying program, even as Congress balks
-- "According to current and former intelligence officials, the spy
agency now monitors huge volumes of records of domestic emails and
Internet searches as well as bank transfers, credit-card transactions,
travel and telephone records," Gorman adds. "The NSA receives this
so-called 'transactional' data from other agencies or private companies,
and its sophisticated software programs analyze the various transactions
for suspicious patterns.
Bird flu shows signs of mutation says China expert -- A Chinese
expert on respiratory diseases says the H5N1 bird flu virus has shown
signs of mutation and urged vigilance at a time when seasonal human
influenza is at a peak, newspapers reported on Tuesday.
We Want Judges Who Have Profited Off of Private Prisons and Locking Up
Children? -- A judicial nominee is under scrutiny because of his
membership in a discriminatory country club. But what about his career
as a prison profiteer?
UK: Why are children so unhappy? -- Over the next two weeks,
Association of Teachers and Lecturers members will discuss several
topics relating to the mental health of primary age children and the
pressures they face in modern society. Another motion on the ATL's
agenda warns that "social dysfunction and family breakdown are damaging
the educational attainment of children and the performance of schools
and colleges", while a third speaks of the growing number of pupils
being driven to suicide by "academic, social and peer pressure".
Probiotic hope for kidney stones -- Treating patients with bacteria
may be an effective way of reducing their risk of repeatedly developing
painful kidney stones, a study suggests. Researchers at Boston
University, in the US, are now investigating the possibility of using
the bacteria as a "probiotic" treatment.
Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal
-- Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make
anonymous posting online illegal. The bill would require anyone who
contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail
address with that site.
CA gas at $5.39 for premium -- GORDA, Calif. - Gas Prices up, Production
Down: $5.19 for Regular -- There is one place on the Central Coast
where you can expect to pay more than $5 a gallon. The Americo gas
station in the tiny coastal town of Gorda, about 40 miles south of Big
Sur, is selling gasoline for $5.19 a gallon for regular, and $5.39 for
and high winds battering UK -- Parts of the UK are being battered by
rain and fierce winds, as weather forecasters warn worse may be to come.
Current Infrared Satellite Image -- These images are generated by
geostationary satellites orbitting 22,000 miles above the equator
looking at the United States. These include visible, infrared and water
vapor images. The images are updated once an hour at about 30 after the
Rand Paul: Is the Revolution Over or Just Beginning? -- Is Ron Paul
still campaigning for president? Yes. Ron Paul has tentative plans to
campaign in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Ron Paul will also likely appear
in other states that have remaining primaries.
150,000 AMERICAN SOLDIER SUICIDES By Frosty Wooldridge -- Chuck
Dean, a Vietnam War veteran wrote a troubling book, NAM VET, published
in 1990 by Multnomah Press. Out of the 2.7 million Americans who served
in Nam, Dean reported 58,000 died. That proved small compared to the
suicides! “Over 150,000 veterans have committed suicide since the war
ended,” Dean said.
Slain Georgia Student supposedly killed by Iraqi war veteran -- The
mother of Courtney Lockhart, the man accused of killing Burk, offered an
apology to Burk's family in a television interview, saying her son was
an Iraq war veteran who was changed after his service. Williams said her
son, 23, hasn't been the same after serving 16 months in Iraq. She said
her son had been living with her in Smiths Station, Ala., since
returning from the war.
Vegas clinic may have sickened thousands -- Nearly 40,000 people
learned this week that a trip to the doctor may have made them sick. In
a type of scandal more often associated with Third World countries, a
Las Vegas clinic was found to be reusing syringes and vials of
medication for nearly four years. The shoddy practices may have led to
an outbreak of the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus and exposed
patients to HIV, too.
Martial Law, Inc. - KBR: A Halliburton Subsidiary by Andrew G. Marshall
-- Given KBR’s history related to war and violence, more light should be
shed on their current activities with the Department of Homeland
Security, as morality is not a concept KBR seems to understand.
Alpha Company hit hard by post-traumatic stress -- Alpha's rate of
PTSD is higher than that of most U.S. troops who served in Iraq or
Afghanistan - partly, no doubt, as a result of its being a frontline
combat unit that lost six men.
Tennessee legislature wants to build underground bunker -- Why does
the state legislature in Tennessee feel they need an underground bunker
and what do they know that we don't know.
Cyber Storm II stirring -- During the second week of March, nine
states, four foreign governments, 18 federal agencies and 40 private
companies will participate in Cyber Storm II — a weeklong simulation
designed to better prepare the players for cyberattacks. DHS, FBI and
the Defense Department are among the federal agencies that will
Courts Finally Recognize that Spreading Sewage Sludge on Farmland is a
Very Bad Idea -- It was a farm idea with a big payoff and supposedly
no downside: ridding lakes and rivers of raw sewage and industrial
pollution by converting it all into a free, nutrient-rich fertilizer.
Then last week, a federal judge ordered the Agriculture Department to
compensate a farmer whose land was poisoned by sludge from the waste
treatment plant here. His cows had died by the hundreds. Read More...
'Suspicious liquids' used in plane crash attempt: China -- Terror
attack thwarted -- Passengers carrying suspicious liquids on board a
Chinese airliner were involved in what officials have called an
attempted terror attack last week, the national aviation authority said
Monday. An official with the Xinjiang regional government said an
unspecified number of suspects were held in Lanzhou, state-run Xinhua
news agency reported.
Bush veto allows CIA torture to continue -- US President George W
Bush has vetoed legislation that would have prevented the CIA from using
torture during interrogation of terrorism suspects.
Insect 'spies' fitted with video camera implants -- Scientists are
creating real-life "flies-on-the-walls" by fitting insects with special
implants that enable them to be used as spies.
Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water -- A vast array of
pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood
stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water
supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press
NYC: Traces of Sedatives in NYC Water
Water Makes US Troops in Iraq Sick -- Dozens of U.S. troops in Iraq
fell sick at bases using "unmonitored and potentially unsafe" water
supplied by the military and a contractor (KBR Inc.) once owned by Vice
President Dick Cheney's former company, the Pentagon's internal watchdog
British Officers Invade Kansas -- Some 200 British army and Royal
Marine officers are currently in northeast Kansas, training and building
relationships with American officers they are likely to see again.
Liberty Dollar: WARNING!!! THE G-BOYS ARE BACK! -- Now, despite the
lack of any complaint from a resident or business in Western North
Carolina, US Secret Service and the FBI agents have launched a thorough
investigation into the use of the Liberty Dollar in the Asheville area.
Beginning April 3, rogue agents have tracked down people one by one from
the easily available list of merchants and demanded answers regarding
their use of the Liberty Dollar.
Homeschoolers' setback sends shock waves through state -- A
California appeals court ruling clamping down on homeschooling by
parents without teaching credentials sent shock waves across the state
this week, leaving an estimated 166,000 children as possible truants and
their parents at risk of prosecution.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Message to Supporters -- Video message to his
supporters - March 6, 2008.
New Fed snapshot shows a weakening economy -- The U.S. economy has
weakened since the start of this year as shoppers turned more cautious
given the severe housing slump and painful credit crunch, according to a
government report yesterday.
Commander warns of al-Qaida threat to US -- Al-Qaida terrorists may
be plotting more urgently to attack the United States to maintain their
credibility and ability to recruit followers, the U.S. military
commander in charge of domestic defense said.
California gas at $5.39 for premium -- Gas prices in California are
at an all-time high. The statewide average price for a gallon of regular
is now 58 cents more per gallon, than the same time last year. In the
Central Coast you can expect to pay more than $5 a gallon. The Americo
gas station in the tiny coastal town of Gorda, about 40 miles south of
Big Sur, is selling gasoline for $5.19 a gallon for regular, and $5.39
Americans' home equity lowest since 1945 -- Five years of cash-out
refinancing, loans, and lines of credit have succeeded in reducing
Americans' percentage of equity in their homes to below 50 percent for
the first time since 1945, the Federal Reserve said yesterday.
Google Earth from mapping bases -- The Pentagon has banned Google
Earth teams from making detailed street-level video maps of U.S.
Palestinian territories closed; seminary shooter named --
Authorities closed the Palestinian territories Friday, a day after a
gunman from East Jerusalem opened fire at a Jewish seminary school,
killing eight students. The general closure of the West Bank and Gaza
went into effect early Friday morning and "will be lifted according to
security assessments," a statement from Israel Defense Forces said.
against ‘strep throat’ may be coming -- It may be possible to make a
safe vaccine against the type of bacteria best known for causing ”strep
throat” and rheumatic fever, U.S.-based researchers reported on
Troop Depression in Afghanistan Rises -- U.S. troop morale improved
in Iraq last year, but soldiers fighting in Afghanistan suffered more
depression as violence there worsened, an Army mental health report
Early morning blast at recruiting office in New York's Time Square is
akin to 2 consulate attacks -- The search for a bicyclist who bombed
the Times Square military recruiting office expanded quickly Thursday as
the probe's focus turned to photos of the attack site sent to Capitol
Hill and possible connections to previous attacks on two city consulate
UK: Doctors and teachers will be among first issued with ID cards --
Millions of teachers, doctors, nurses and carers could soon be issued
with identity cards, Jacqui Smith disclosed yesterday as she moved to
inject "new momentum" into the controversial plans.
'Frankenfoods' Giant Monsanto Plays Bully Over Consumer Labeling --
Monsanto doesn't want consumers to know the truth about the milk they're
drinking. The corporation's monopoly is at stake.
wary of relying on Russia -- In 2 1/2 years, the U.S. will have
retired all of its space shuttles, making Moscow the lone carrier of
astronauts to the space station.
Georgia girl helps link autism to childhood vaccines -- In a move
autism family advocates call unprecedented, federal health officials
have concluded that childhood vaccines contributed to symptoms of the
disorder in a 9-year-old Georgia girl.
LARRY KING TO INTERVIEW FAMILY OF VACCINE INJURED CHILD tonight March 6,
Rare Helen Keller picture with doll discovered -- Researchers have
uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher
Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod.
Scary or sensational? A machine that can look into the mind --
Scientists have developed a computerised mind-reading technique which
lets them accurately predict the images that people are looking at by
using scanners to study brain activity.
police probe explosion at Times Square -- An explosive device caused
minor damage to an empty military recruiting station in Times Square
early Thursday, shaking guests in hotel rooms high above.
NGOs Wary of Doomsday Seed Vault -- Agricultural non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) working in India and elsewhere are criticizing the
newly-opened Global Seed Vault (GSV) at Svalbard in Norway as
fundamentally unjust in its objectives.
Swiss bank drops lawsuit against Wikileaks -- Public Citizen is
pleased that Bank Julius Baer – apparently having suffered an attack of
good judgment that has been lacking since the outset of its attempt to
“take down” Wikileaks.org –has now dismissed its lawsuit against the
domain name, the Wikileaks community and its Internet host.
Exposing Hillary’s Illegalities In Los Angeles Court -- The first
law suit in American history to bring a President and a Senator to court
for defrauding the Senator’s largest campaign donor and his public
company will be set for trial and discovery at the Case Management
Conference before Judge Munoz. Discovery and depositions of key
witnesses, including the Clinton family, Al Gore, Ed Rendell, Terry
McAuliffe, Harold Ickes, Howard Wolfson, Kelly Craighead, Barbara
Streisand, Brad Pitt, Larry King, Mike Wallace among an array of
political and entertainment leaders, will present an inside look at a
culture of corruption that will shock the public.
Massachusetts: No health insurance? Face fines -- Massachusetts has
begun imposing stiff fines on residents who, for whatever reason, fail
to purchase health insurance. The program is the enforcement end of the
state's universal health-insurance plan – and the fees reach up to $912
FDA finds contaminant in suspect blood-thinner -- U.S. health
officials said Wednesday they have found a contaminant in a
blood-thinning drug produced by Baxter Healthcare Corp. that has been
linked to more than a dozen deaths in the United States.
Don't Be Alarmed by This IRS Letter -- Don't be alarmed. More than
130 million households will get letters from the Internal Revenue
Service beginning next week and it's good news, not bad. The letters are
part of an extensive outreach effort to make sure people don't miss out
if they are eligible to receive a tax rebate check under the recently
passed $168 billion economic stimulus plan.
Three amigos at 2010 Winter Olympics? By BOB MACKIN -- Could
Canada's Games be secured with help from Americans and Mexicans?
MRE makeover: Army unveils a new menu for soldiers -- Army leaders
are calling the new high-calorie Natick offering the First Strike
Ration, and it would serve troops like Laverty, who head into combat
first and are on the move. The packet is good for three meals, and
includes about 3,000 calories -- designed for soldiers moving hard and
fast, carrying heavy packs and equipment.
Keeps Secret Files on Pastors – They Better Watch Out -- Several
pastors and church related ministries have publicly declared that they
are taking on the IRS in this election year in a no-holds-barred fight.
If the IRS doesn’t like it, they can basically go take a hike because
it’s going to be business as usual with them, even if their tax-exempt
status is put in jeopardy.
drops out of presidential race -- Former Arkansas governor bows out
after McCain clinches GOP nomination.
GIZMO PUTS TEENS OUT ON THEIR EARS -- A pesky new security device
aims to clear out young troublemakers from their hangouts in
apartment-building lobbies and foyers by emitting an irritating
high-frequency screech that can only be heard by young ears.
Doctor accused of hastening death for patient's organs -- A
respected California transplant doctor faces charges he hastened a
comatose man's death to retrieve his organs -- a far-reaching case that
could impact the nation's organ donation industry.
Woman sickened by lead-tainted dental work outsourced to China --
Dental patients urged to ask about foreign lab use - In the wake of a
Midwestern woman being sickened by lead-tainted dental work that was
outsourced to China, consumers are being asked to inquire about the
origins of their crowns, veneers, bridges and dentures.
Chemicals to be Sprayed Over San Francisco -- I am angry! On January
24th, 2008, United States Department of (USDA) Agriculture Secretary
Chuck Conner announced the availability of $74.5 million in emergency
funding to combat the light brown apple moth (LBAM) infestation in
California (1). This announcement comes in conjunction with the release
of the California Department of Agriculture's (CDFA) expanded aerial
spray zone, which includes the entire cities of San Francisco, Oakland,
Berkley and many others. Read More...
JUDGES WANT TO TERMINATE FAMILY'S HOMESCHOOLING RIGHTS -- In a case
that's almost guaranteed to have repercussions throughout the country,
California appellate judges ruled that one family's children could not
be homeschooled and must attend a government school or accredited
YouTube: Sound the Alarm - Stop the MOTHERS Act (antidepressants/PPD):
* To sign the petition against the MOTHERS Act, please
* For contact information for the 21 senators on the HELP Committee,
* To read more about the bill, as well as who is cosponsoring it besides
Obama and Hillary Clinton,
YouTube: The Beginning of Martial Law -- "Preparation of martial law
have begun. Are we gonna sit still and let Bush & Co take over our
freedom when are we gonna say it is enough no more lies and starting
wars for the sake of making the elite get richer from our troops blood."
Be sure to read the article that goes along with this YouTube clip.
Concentration camps have already been built HERE IN America -- This
is a Guide to the concentration camps of America.
ACTION NETWORK Bulletin -- Networking success in New Zealand.
YouTube: Poisoned Horses Excerpts -- Justus's horses are found to be
suffering from chronic fluoride poisoning from drinking fluoridated
water. Study published in peer reviewed scientific literature.
France proposes tougher EU rules for modified crops -- France on
Monday proposed scrapping the EU's present system for authorising
genetically modified crops for tougher standards which take into account
a wide range of environmental and safety factors.
Senate candidate calls for Bush’s arrest -- Calling President George
Bush "the worst president in the history of the United States,"
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Laurie Dobson stood on the steps of
Town Hall Tuesday and called upon the town to indict Bush and Vice
President Dick Cheney as war criminals.
Batten down the hatches --12 hour Loop of Infrared Satellite Image.
University Unveils Lincoln Letters Online -- In one of Abraham
Lincoln's letters unveiled to the public by the University of Rochester
last month, the president laid out a plan to end the Civil War. He
wanted the government to pay states about $400 for each slave and states
in turn to set a 20-year deadline for abolishing slavery.
S.F. homeless get free phone numbers -- Internet giant Google
announced on Wednesday a plan to partner with all the homeless shelters
in San Francisco and offer free phone numbers and voice mail accounts to
homeless individuals, giving people the ability to distribute their own
phone numbers and retrieve voice mail messages left for them whenever
and from wherever they choose.
Invited to a Web Conference with Dr. Ron Paul -- Announcing a very
special opportunity for Missourians to join a web conference discussion
with Dr. Paul! With Missouri's March 15 County Caucuses fast
approaching, Dr. Paul wishes to thank you for all of your hard work and
answer questions you may have. Call all your friends and ask them to
Top Drugs' Strange Side Effects -- Ever experience a sudden, strong
desire to gamble, or a funny feeling that you've been driving in your
sleep? Even though drugs must pass through three phases of clinical
studies before getting FDA approval, new side effects often emerge only
once a medicine reaches the broader population, says Cynthia Reilly,
director of clinical standards and quality for the American Society of
Media's Deafening Silence and Ron Paul's Candidacy -- For all the
reporting they've done on him, you'd think Ron Paul didn't exist. He's
one of three candidates left in a Republican field that started with
eleven, and yet you'd never know he was one of the last three survivors.
Pentagon to test invisible gases in Crystal City -- The Pentagon is
scheduled to release an odorless, invisible, and yes, harmless, gases
into the city Thursday to test how quickly they spread through
buildings, officials said.
Thoughts on Urban Survival -- This is an amazing and sad/scary but
true story of living in Buenos Aires, Argentina since the economic crash
in 2001 by a 26yo man with a wife & child who is with the university
there. His English is great. It is a very long read but a real education
with good information about how to prepare for the unstable future we
Atlanta Fed Releases DVD Aimed at Helping Banks Prepare for Disasters
-- Drawing on the experience of bankers who have weathered crisis
situations, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta developed Crisis
Preparedness: Reconnecting the Financial Lifeline, a DVD designed to
assist bankers with their institutions' emergency preparedness efforts.
Each section of the DVD profiles a facet of crisis preparedness, from
preparing and testing a plan to caring for employees to providing cash
to customers to working with banks and first responders.
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The Fed Releases Crisis Preparedness Video -- The Federal Reserve
Bank of Atlanta this past January released a video on crisis
preparedness. The timing
of such a video being released is suspicious considering the prospect of
failures and an inflationary collapse of the U.S. monetary system loom
Interrogate Children as Informants on Parents' Behavior --
Encouraged by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), pediatricians
across the United States have begun questioning children about their
parents' habits, in some cases even filing police reports based on this
information, according to an opinion article published in the Boston
warn states of ID deadline, travel hassles -- States have less than
a month to send a letter to the Homeland Security Department seeking an
extension to comply with the Real ID law passed following the 2001
terror attacks. Some states have resisted, saying it is costly,
impractical and an invasion of privacy.
a massive disaster, care will be scarce -- State guidelines lay
framework for deliberately letting some people die. Older, sicker
patients could be allowed to die in order to save the lives of patients
more likely to survive a massive disaster, bioterror attack or influenza
pandemic in California.
Hard times are on the menu at restaurants -- Same-store sales are
sliding. Commodity prices are climbing. Units are closing. Customers are
dwindling. Some of the top names in all ends of dining are in pain, from
Starbucks to Applebee's to The Cheesecake Factory cake.
To Censor Dr. Len Horowitz Manmade AIDS Research? -- A United
Nations sponsored AIDS group, hosted by the UNAIDS Secretariat to the UN
Theme Group on AIDS, is considering censoring his research
determinations and publications, along with Internet links to
vaccination theories on the origin of HIV/AIDS.
Hepatitis scare in Vegas may be ‘tip of iceberg’ -- The city of Las
Vegas shut down the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada last Friday
after state health officials determined that six patients had contracted
hepatitis C because of unsafe practices including clinic staff reusing
syringes and vials.
USDA: SHAME ON YOU FOR USING OUR KIDS -- “Here son, let’s get that
good lookin’ steer up here on the scales,” said Joe, the volunteer who
was weighing in 4-H steers. “He looks like a winner - you takin‘ him to
State this year? If you are, we need to put the required Electronic
Identification tag in him. You’ve got your Premise ID number on his
papers - so you are ready to show this big guy.”
'Testosterone link' to depression -- Older men with lower levels of
the male sex hormone testosterone in their blood may be more prone to
depression, a study suggests.
U.S. Jets Hit Town In Somalia -- The U.S. launched a military
airstrike in Somalia to go after a group of terrorist suspects, defense
officials said Monday.
Decorate Your House to Support Ron Paul, Get Foreclosed On! -- Her
house will be foreclosed on if she does not have her house repainted by
March 17th. It seems the Mortgage company does not like the paint
colors. Mind you...the Mortgage company, not the Home Owners
Association...but the actual mortgage company.
Are Shunning Inoculations -- AS states move to require more vaccines
for school-age children, an increasing number of parents are saying no
to some of the inoculations. They are seeking exemptions from the state
in growing numbers, citing religious reasons or saying that they believe
the vaccines will do more harm than good.
Bill proposes new employee verification system -- Employers would
verify the legal status of prospective employees through a new
all-electronic system using expanded state databases that may include
biometrics under a bill introduced Feb. 28 by Rep. Sam Johnson
(R-Texas). The New Employee Verification Act proposes to replace the
Homeland Security Department’s current E-Verify system, which began as a
voluntary pilot program 10 years ago.
Cyber Storm II stirring -- During the second week of March, nine
states, four foreign governments, 18 federal agencies and 40 private
companies will participate in Cyber Storm II — a weeklong simulation
designed to better prepare the players for cyberattacks. DHS, FBI and
the Defense Department are among the federal agencies that will
ATTORNEY MICHAEL MINNS BEATS IRS, AGAIN -- Two innocent and
patriotic citizens’ dodge 64 IRS lethal bullets in a triumph for justice
and the American way. Read More...
Asian markets tumble on Wall Street drop -- Asian and European
markets tumbled Monday as investors reacted nervously to a steep decline
on Wall Street Friday after disappointing economic and corporate news
rekindled worries about a U.S. recession.
Chemtrail Me Bro -- The purpose of this site is partly to bring
together the differing analysis and opinions, and partly to offer our
own analysis and opinions. Let's try to put it ALL together and expose
the criminals behind this assault.
Chavez Warns of War With Colombia -- Warning that Colombia could
spark a war, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sent tanks and thousands
of troops to the countries' border Sunday and ordered his government's
embassy in Bogota closed.
US VACCINE MAKER TARGET OF HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION -- A formal
investigation as been launched by French authorities against two
managers from drug companies GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur. A
second investigation for manslaughter has also been opened against
Sanofi Pasteur MSD, according to French news sources.
U.S. study shows why winter is "flu season" -- Influenza viruses
coat themselves in fatty material that hardens and protects them in
colder temperatures -- a finding that could explain why winter is the
flu season, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday.
Feds Search Utah Home in Ricin Case -- FBI agents on Sunday searched
a Utah house as well as three storage units linked to a man whose
hospitalization led to the discovery of deadly ricin in a motel room he
had occupied on the Las Vegas Strip.
Brasscheck TV: Meet the next president -- 2008 election results a
Soaring cost of gold causes jewelry market pandemonium -- The
soaring cost of gold and platinum is causing pandemonium in the UK's
jeweler market as retailers and private owners rush to reappraise the
value of necklaces, brooches and rings.
Radio frequency ID tags in garments worry privacy experts --
Thousands of garments in the sprawling men's department at the Galeria
Kaufhof are equipped with tiny wireless chips that can forestall fashion
disaster by relaying information from the garment to a dressing-room