Today in History March 31, 2009
1776 - Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John that women were
"determined to foment a rebellion" if the new Declaration of
Independence failed to guarantee
1862 - Skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces took place at Island
10 on the Mississippi River.
1880 - Wabash, IN, became the first town to be completely illuminated
with electric light.
1889 - In Paris, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.
1908 - 250,000 coal miners in Indianapolis, IN, went on strike to await
a wage adjustment.
1918 - For the first time in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time went into
1923 - In New York City, the first U.S. dance marathon was held. Alma
Cummings set a new world record of 27 hours.
1932 - The Ford Motor Co. debuted its V-8 engine.
1933 - The U.S. Congress authorized the Civilian Conservation Corps to
relieve rampant unemployment.
1958 - The U.S. Navy formed the atomic submarine division.
1966 - An estimated 200,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York
1976 - The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Anne Quinlan could
be disconnected from a respirator. Quinlan remained comatose until 1985
1980 - U.S. President Carter deregulated the banking industry.
GM's Rick Wagoner Drives Away with $20M Retirement -- Rick Wagoner
will leave his post as CEO of bailed-out General Motors with a $20
million retirement package, the company's financial filings show.
The Logistical Nightmare in Iraq -- 283 Bases, 170,000 Pieces of
Equipment, 140,000 Troops, and an Army of Mercenaries!
plant recalls 1M pounds of pistachios -- A California food
processing plant is voluntarily recalling up to 1 million pounds of
roasted pistachio products that may have been contaminated with
salmonella, the FDA announced Monday. The nuts came from Setton Farms in
Terra Bella, California — about 75 miles south of Fresno — and were
largely distributed in 2,000 pound shipments to food wholesalers who
would then package them for resale.
South Carolina Firm Recalls Frozen Meat and Poultry Products Due To
Misbranding and Lack of USDA Inspection -- All frozen meat and
poultry products produced from April 3, 2008, through March 7, 2009,
bearing the establishment number "EST. 19825" inside the USDA mark of
inspection, are subject to recall.
Pharma's Latest Insanity? -- A "PolyPill" Combining Five Different
Drugs Into One Pill.
Morgellons: Trisha Springstead Shares Her Treatment and Prevention
Protocol -- The best approach for prevention and treatment is to get
the body in a condition where it is not receptive to the disease, or to
create an environment that is no longer hospitable to continuation of
All teens should be tested for depression -- 2 million in U.S. are
affected but most are undiagnosed, task force says.
Cause Heart Attacks in Some Users -- Surprisingly, researchers found
that people with high PLTP levels didn't have more heart attacks, unless
they were taking statins -- taking the drugs gave them a significant
increase in their heart attack risk.
Pa. Amish farmer gets jail time in outhouse dispute -- A western
Pennsylvania Amish farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail after
refusing to bring a pair of outhouses into compliance with state sewage
laws. Read More...
Land Line Magazine special - Into the Matrix! -- New fitness plan
would pull millions of truck drivers off the road.
Soldiers help reviewed after Ala. shootings -- The deployment of 22
active-duty military police and the provost marshal from Fort Rucker,
Ala., to the scene of a civilian killing spree 25 miles from post may
have violated federal law. But the deployment may also have been within
the legal parameters of how the military is permitted to assist civilian
authorities in cases of emergencies.
Blinded, Hospitalized by Laser 'Friendly Fire' -- An American
soldier was blinded in one eye and three others required medical
evacuation out of Iraq in a series of laser "friendly fire" incidents,
the U.S. military has disclosed. These injuries are caused by the misuse
of dangerous green-laser dazzlers.
Air Force Blocking the Military's Own Video Site -- It was
discovered last week that a bunch of military bases - especially Air
Force bases - were blocking TroopTube, the Pentagon's YouTube knock-off.
Today, we learned that the digital blockades were part of a larger, Air
Force-wide decision to cut off access to the military's taxpayer-funded,
security-scrubbed, low-bandwidth-optimized video sharing site.
insurers secretly blacklist millions with common ailments -- ''This
is absolutely the standard way of doing business,'' said Santiago Leon,
a health insurance broker in Miami. Being denied for preexisting
conditions is well known, but when a person sees the usually
confidential list of automatic denials for himself, "that's a eureka
moment. That shows you how harsh the system is.''
Researchers examine use of native southern African plants in veterinary
medicine -- Southern Africa is rich in botanical and cultural
diversity, which makes it an ideal environment to study plants as a
component of ethno-veterinary medicine.
Kansans to vote on gun ownership amendment -- | Next year, Kansans
will vote whether to change the state constitution to guarantee
individual gun rights.
urges public to report stimulus law waste -- The Government
Accountability Office today urged government employees, contractors and
the public to report the illegal use or mismanagement of the billions
that are being distributed under the economic stimulus law.
Scarce Daddy Long Legs Is Devastating Bird Populations -- Warm
summers are dramatically reducing populations of daddy long legs, which
in turn is having a severe impact on the bird populations which rely on
them for food.
Peering into the Abyss by Peter Schiff -- Given the size and scope
of the remedies that the Obama Administration is cajoling the world to
adopt, it is likely that the unease will grow until many countries
emerge in open revolt to America’s plans.
'How to break through police lines' -- G20 protesters are
circulating detailed pamphlets advising people on how to win street
battles against riot police and what to do if arrested.
Law firms lining up to attract drywall clients -- At least 30 law
groups from Florida to California, many specializing in personal injury
and product-liability cases, have either filed lawsuits or are
recruiting plaintiffs to sue over allegedly defective Chinese-made
drywall. Some firms are taking a different tack, seeking to represent
defendants against potential drywall-related claims.
PETA Killed 95 Percent of Adoptable Pets in its Care During 2008 --
Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published
documents online showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care
during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia
program, the animal rights group kills an average of 5.8 pets every day
at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.
Fusion Center Agents Working Public Forums? -- We're seeing a
growing trend of forum infiltration by persons that monitor those forums
to quickly debunk, and/or provide disinformation, when the subject
matter is about Barack Obama.
Surveillance vehicles take flight using alternative energy -- Fuel
cell powered UAVs are taking flight as an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored
program to help tactical decision-makers gather critical information
more efficiently... and more quietly.
Today in History March 30, 2009
1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.
1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his
patient was anesthetized by ether.
1855 - About 5,000 "Border Ruffians" from western Missouri invaded the
territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery
legislature. It was the
first election in Kansas.
1858 - Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil.
1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of
race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1909 - The Queensboro bridge in New York opened linking Manhattan and
Queens. It was the first double decker bridge.
1909 - In Oklahoma, Seminole Indians revolted against meager pay for
1941 - The German Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel began its
first offensive against British forces in Libya.
1950 - The invention of the phototransistor was announced.
1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington,
DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary
James Brady were
1998 - Rolls-Royce was purchased by BMW in a $570 million deal.
Ohio Pandemic Outbreak by Jimm Motyka -- JimmyOnTheSpot.com (JOTS)
has learned some pretty startling info, which can be validated by our
sources and appended links, regarding a possible pandemic outbreak. The
info was vetted and everything appears to be pointing to the possibility
to northeast Ohio being a possible launching pad for a pandemic as early
as this April 29th.
National Flu Map ending Jan. 10, 2009 - -Influenza activity
estimates, as reported by state health departments. Weekly reports are
published about 10-12 days after the "week ending" date, due to the time
required to compile national data.
U.S. National Flu Map ending Feb. 14, 2009
U.S. National Flu Map ending March 14, 2009
More related articles of interest regarding Pandemics:
Flu Pandemic Coming, U.S. Not Prepared
Avian Flu Pandemic Preparedness
From pandemic flu site: Cleaning transit vehicles & facilities during a
Living Through A Pandemic 2008, 2009, 2010
Economic crisis may worsen disease threats
This novel called "another place to die" was written in 2006 about the
coming flu pandemic of 2009
Vexing computer worm to evolve on April Fool's Day -- Just an FYI to
update virus protection for those who don't use Mac's. Be sure to keep
up to date with security patches for Windows RPC Server Service.
steps down at White House’s request -- Under pressure from the White
House, General Motors chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner quits as the
government says the company has not done enough to turn itself around.
Banks to shut down during G20 protests -- Branches of Lloyds TSB and
Halifax in the path of the G20 protesters are to be shut for two days to
protect customers and staff during what could be angry demonstrations
against banks bailed out by the taxpayer.
G20 protestors face police with tasers -- SCOTLAND YARD is to deploy
officers armed with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns to deal with violent
demonstrators planning to disrupt this week’s G20 summit in London.
Millions take to streets in economic protests -- Red Alert expects
that by this summer, street protests will come to the United States, as
the U.S. middle class increasingly becomes squeezed by fear of losing
jobs and homes.
watch for soldiers in Iraq -- An unprecedented "suicide watch" has
been launched by commanders at Britain's main military base in Iraq
following the deaths of three soldiers.
Connecticut school bans physical contact -- East Shore M.S. Outlaws
"High-Fives," "Hugging" And Horseplay Of Any Kind; Violators May Face
The ammo boom is no dud -- As gun shoppers are discovering, it's
becoming easier to buy a gun than ammunition!
Anti-jihad group helps fill U.S. ammo shortage -- America's Truth
Forum announced it is making available through its website .223
Remington (5.56) rounds suitable for all sporting and military-style
rifles, including the AR-15 and Ruger Mini-14.
Under Increasing Pressure to Approve Stevia, Lift Import Ban -- The
American Botanical Council (ABC) has called for the FDA to lift its ban
on the importation of stevia for use as a sweetener, in an article by
ABC founder and executive director Mark Blumenthal, printed in the
organization's publication HerbalGram.
Economy leads to fewer trucks on Oklahoma Turnpike -- Trucking miles
are down on the Oklahoma Turnpike so far in 2009 and officials say the
national economy is the primary reason.
Launch 258 MPG Car -- Cost $600 US. This is not a toy, not a concept
car. It is a newly developed 2-seater car in highly aerodynamic
tear-shape road-proven real car. It is ready to be launched as a single-seater
for sale in Shanghai in 2010.
Freedom Tower Will Be Called One World Trade Center -- The agency
that owns ground zero confirmed Thursday that the signature skyscraper
replacing the towers destroyed on Sept. 11 will be more commonly known
as One World Trade Center.
A Thought For The Day from Mike Tawse (in UK) -- Difference Inspires
YouTube: Nikola Tesla - The Forgotten Wizard -- The life story and
work of Nikola Tesla. He invented AC electricity, Neon Lights, Radio
transmission, The Electric motor, Wireless electricity transfer, Remote
control, Hydraulics, Lasers, Space weapons, Robotics, and many, many
North Carolina: Gunman 'told family he had cancer' before opening fire
on U.S. nursing home, killing 8 -- While authorities declined to
comment on a possible motive, Stewart's ex-wife said he had been
reaching out recently to family members, telling them he had cancer and
was preparing for a long trip and to 'go away.'
Economic Stimulus 2009: Spending for the States -- People should
check the state they live in and see how this money is being used.
MARINE MAMMALS WILL DIE IN NAVY WARFARE TESTING PROGRAM -- The Navy
Warfare Testing Program will “…utilize mid- and high frequency active
sonar sources and explosive detonations.
The Taliban and Opium Industry Are Getting U.S. Billions -- Not So
Much for the Rest of Afghanistan.
U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-6) has introduced a resolution
that would bar the dollar from being replaced by any foreign currency.
UK: Farm bug found in hospitals -- New form of MRSA.
Department of Health and Human Services Approves Fictitious Medical
Device Review Board Led by a Dead Dog -- Just how trustworthy are
medical review boards that review and approve medical devices? In a
Government Accountability Office (GAO) sting, investigators were able to
invent and register a fictitious review board with the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS), complete with a fictitious panel of
doctors and a canine president named "Truper Dawg" (named after a real
pet dog that had long since passed away).
Someone has created a board game called Pandemic -- Players must
work together, playing to their characters' strengths and planning their
strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with
The secret to relaxing? It's an open book -- Reading is the best way
to relax, research has shown. It works better and faster than other
methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a
walk or settling down with a cup of tea. Just six minutes can reduce
stress levels by two-thirds.
Soldier recruitment inside jails exposed -- The 10News I-Team spent
two years investigating military gang members, revealing their growing
numbers among sailors, Marines and soldiers. Read More...
A mysterious illness is causing calves to bleed to death on German farms
-- "Our calves from last summer looked like they had been beaten," says
farmer Robert Meyboom, who is still shocked and perplexed today. "The
animals' bodies were covered with drops of blood, and their eyes were
can Restore Vision after Stroke -- A new study by UK scientists from
Imperial College London, the University of Birmingham and other
institutions just published in the journal Proceedings of the National
Academy of Science demonstrates sound can be used to facilitate healing.
By listening to their favorite music, stroke patients with impaired
vision were able to see better.
Food giants may be secretly adding toxic nanoparticles to your food
-- Consumer magazine Choice says nanotechnology is already used in
around 800 products.
Today in History March 27, 2009
1794 - The U.S. Congress and President Washington authorized the
creation of the U.S. Navy.
1802 - The Treaty of Amiens was signed ending the French Revolutionary
1814 - U.S. troops under Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians
at Horshoe Bend in Northern Alabama.
1841 - The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City.
1866 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which
later became the 14th amendment.
1884 - The first long-distance telephone call was made from Boston to
1904 - Mary Jarris "Mother" Jones was ordered by Colorado state
authorities to leave the state. She was accused of stirring up striking
1933 - About 55,000 people staged a protest against Hitler in New York
1933 - In the U.S., the Farm Credit Administration was authorized.
1946 - Four-month long strikes at both General Electric and General
Motors ended with a wage increase.
1964 - An earthquake in Alaska killed 114 people and registered 8.4 on
the Richter Scale.
1988 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces
MISSOURI SCRAPS M.I.A.C. REPORT -- By Chuck Baldwin
Missouri's Annual "Gun Rights Rally" Returns to The Capitol --
Please attend and show your support for our Second Amendment rights in
the Show-Me State: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 -
9:00-11:00 AM - Jefferson City Missouri Capitol Rotunda, 1st Floor
Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve continues to gain momentum.
H.R. 1207 now has 44 co-sponsors (as of 3/25/2009)!
YouTube: RON PAUL PETER SCHIFF LEW ROCKWELL JUDGE NAPOLITANO FREEDOM
WATCH March 25, 2009
Marine’s Family Asks for Right to Sue Government for Medical Malpractice
-- Marine Sgt. Carmelo Rodriguez fought in Iraq but lost his life
fighting a different war. Cancer that went undiagnosed for nearly nine
years killed the 29-year-old Rodriguez, of Ellenville, N.Y., said his
sister, who testified about her family's story Tuesday before the House
Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law. "Carmelo
wanted his story to be heard, even if his life couldn't be saved. He
wanted to ensure that what happened to him would not happen to another
service member," Ivette Rodriguez said.
Jim Cramer: Buy Gold -- Jim Cramer says the weak dollar is good for
stocks and he lists multiple buying oportunities.
Veterans Stream For Testing After H.I.V. Warning -- Hundreds of
Veterans, some in fatigues, others in wheelchairs, streamed into the
Miami Veterans Hospital on Wednesday to be tested for H.I.V. And
Hepatitis after officials there announced that improperly cleaned
colonoscopy equipment might have exposed them to infection.
North Dakota prepares for historic floods -- Officials predicted the
Red River could crest as high as 43 feet this weekend -- two feet higher
than forecasters had previously said.
of Pa. juvenile convictions reversed -- Federal prosecutors charged
Ciavarella and another Luzerne County judge, Michael Conahan, with
taking $2.6 million in payoffs to put juvenile offenders in privately
owned lockups. The judges pleaded guilty to fraud last month and face
sentences of more than seven years in prison.
industrial complex prepares mass graves for US citizens
on Tape: Bribes, Public Corruption -- Corrupt cops. Corrupt judges.
Corrupt school superintendents. From Tennessee to suburban Washington,
D.C. to Arkansas, investigators have found officials on the take. But in
some cases, the FBI's caught the misdeeds on secretly recorded
surveillance tapes. In one brazen crime in Tennessee, cameras caught
then-Hamilton County Sheriff William Horace "Billy" Long taking
thousands in bribes and embracing corruption to the core.
Barack Obama's internet 'town hall' meeting hijacked by cannabis
questions -- US President Barack Obama had to answer a question
about legalising cannabis after deciding to 'open up the White House to
the American people' to a live question and answer session.
Obama: Legalizing Pot Won’t Grow Economy -- Hotsheet did not expect
President Obama to address the pot questions during the town hall,
particularly after the event opened with a pair of relatively
straightforward questions. But we were wrong: the president interrupted
the event midway through to address the issue.
-- Quakes Everywhere!
MIAC Documents Scandal Leads to Advisory on SPLC & ADL -- ALIPAC is
issuing a national advisory to all local, state, and Federal law
enforcement agencies and officers, along with all DHS Fusion Centers, a
warning against any reliance upon faulty and politicized research issued
by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti Defamation League (ADL).
Americans Largely Silent as Their Nation is Systematically Destroyed
Can Private Security Guards Act As Cops? -- They're private security
guards, already on patrol, but they may soon have the powers of Chicago
Police officers. As CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, the
private security officers now on patrol on the city's Far South Side are
expected to have their powers expanded as part of a citywide ordinance
now being prepared.
THE SHERIFF - MORE POWER THAN THE PRESIDENT by Alan Stang -- The
Battle for America will be decided in your county at your front door. If
you act now, later you will not need to “fill your hand.”
Taser X12 stun gun freezes people from 88 ft away -- There's a new
stun gun called the X12. And it's pretty much a freeze ray without the
ice. The X12 fires a jolt through the air (wirelessly) through nonlethal
bullets that can cut through clothing to paralyze a perpetrator within
an effective range of 88 feet.
Lt. Gov., Highway Patrol leader criticize controversial militia report
banks ban top executive travel -- Switzerland’s private banks have
started to ban their top executives from travelling abroad, even to
neighbouring France and Germany, because of fears they will be detained
as part of a global crackdown on bank secrecy.
Tasered Edmonton man died of excited delirium -- Alberta Justice
says a man who was Tasered by Edmonton police in October died from a
condition called excited delirium - not from the effects of being hit by
the electronic stun gun.
Planting Seeds in the White House? -- Apparently, President Obama is
considering appointing Michael Taylor to head the new Food Safety
Working Group. Who's Michael Taylor? Mr. Taylor is a lawyer who began
his revolving door adventures as counsel to FDA. He then moved to King &
Spalding, a private-sector law firm representing Monsanto, a leading
agricultural biotechnology company. In 1991 he returned to the FDA as
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, where he was part of the team that
issued the agency's decidedly industry-friendly policy on food
biotechnology and that approved the use of Monsanto's genetically
engineered growth hormone in dairy cows.
Today in History March 26, 2009
1804 - The U.S. Congress ordered the removal of Indians east of the
Mississippi to Louisiana.
1804 - The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana
and the Territory of Orleans.
1885 - Eastman Kodak (Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co.) produced the first
commercial motion picture film in Rochester, NY.
1910 - The U.S. Congress passed an amendment to the 1907 Immigration Act
that barred criminals, paupers, anarchists and carriers of disease from
1937 - Spinach growers in Crystal City, TX, erected a statue of Popeye.
1951 - The U.S. Air Force flag was approved. The flag included the coat
of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent
1962 - The U.S. Supreme Court supported the 1-man-1-vote apportionment
of seats in the State Legislature.
1973 - Women were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for
the first time.
1982 - Ground breaking ceremonies were held in Washington, DC, for the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1998 - Unisys Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. pay a $3.15 million fine
for selling spare parts at inflated prices to the U.S. federal
Virus Time Bomb Could Go Off April 1 - Conficker Virus -- The
Conficker Internet worm could strike at infected computers around the
world on April 1, a security expert warned Monday. Conficker is a
sophisticated piece of malicious computer software, or malware, that
installs itself on a Windows PC’s hard drive via specially written Web
pages. It then conceals itself on a computer. Read More...
Another Related Article:
Computer Virus -- Win32:Virut
vonKleist will be on PBS TONIGHT, March 26, 2009 -- Click here to
find your local PBS STATION AND TIME!
From Lincoln Center|PBS
INCOME TAX: WHY WE HAVE IT by Alan Stang -- Question: Name for me a
year, just one year, between 1776 and 1942, when the nation couldn’t
function because we had no income tax. Can’t find one? Okay name a
month, just one month, when the nation collapsed, couldn’t pay its
bills, because we had no income tax. How about a week?
ABORTION SPIN ON MONTANA PLANE CRASH -- Family of Irving 'Bud'
Feldkamp, Owner of the Nation's Largest Privately Owned Abortion Chain,
Dies in Montana Plane Crash.
Picture of The family of five killed with nine others when their ski
trip plane nosedived into U.S. graveyard
Party Issues Missouri Travel Advisory -- The Constitution Party has
issued a warning to Americans traveling within the state of Missouri
that they might be considered a threat by law enforcement if they
display certain bumper stickers on their cars. A recent report issued
through the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) titled "The
Modern Militia Movement" was released with the approval of Missouri
Governor Jay Nixon and the Missouri State Police. It labels Americans
with a variety of political beliefs as potential "militia members",
"domestic terrorists" and "radicals".
Opens California Fairgrounds to Homeless Camp -- California Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger said a make-shift tent city for the homeless that
sprang up in the capital city of Sacramento will be shut down and its
residents allowed to stay at the state fairgrounds.
Many U.S. Employers Cut 401(k) Matches -- Workers and companies are
making lots of cuts in 401(k) contributions, at what is probably the
worst time in terms of potential impact on long-term savings. "Do you
spend less on groceries or do you save less in your 401(k)?" said Mr.
Walper. "These are tradeoffs people are making."
New US report shows that Gardasil involved in far higher rates of
adverse effects than meningococcal vaccine
States see IT, other delays costing them on Real ID -- Some state
governments foresee high costs for implementing the Real ID Act because
of delays by the Homeland Security Department in making technology and
policy decisions for the national driver’s license standardization
program, according to a new report from DHS Inspector General Richard
Admits Voting System Flaws
Pentagon Plan to Regrow Limbs: Phase One, Complete -- The first
phase of the Pentagon's plan to regrow soldiers' limbs is complete;
scientists managed to turn human skin into the equivalent of a blastema
— a mass of undifferentiated cells that can develop into new body parts.
Now, researchers are on to phase two: turning that cellular glop into a
square inch of honest-to-goodness muscle tissue.
Baldwin's response to the MAIC report -- "Ladies and gentlemen, we
simply cannot allow this kind of police profiling to continue. I assure
you, this phenomenon is not limited to the State of Missouri. Every
state that has a "Fusion Center" is being fed this kind of nonsense on a
contractor & retired Army Special forces Lt Col. beaten to death while
exercising with his wife -- William Bennett Was a Retired U.S. Army
Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel.
Porton Down veterans had raised death rates after chemical warfare tests
-- Veterans of Ministry of Defence tests at Porton Down in the UK
involving chemical warfare agents such as sarin, lewisite and sulphur
mustard had a higher mortality rate in subsequent years.
Still Uses Electroshock Therapy on Children -- A recent article
published in the Melbourne, Australia paper Herald Sun has drawn
attention to the ongoing psychiatric practice of using electroshock
therapy on children as young as four years of age.
YouTube: Geithner Seeks New Powers Over Financial Co's. -- Treasury
Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress on Tuesday for broad new
powers to regulate nonbank financial companies whose collapse could
jeopardize the economy. AP's Jerry Bodlander reports. (March 24)
YouTube: Daniel Hannan MEP: The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued
Government -- Daniel Hannan, MEP for South East England, gives a
speech during Gordon Brown´s visit to the European Parliament on 24th
March, 2009. Read Daniel´s blog at www.hannan.co.uk Daniel Hannan, MEP
for South East England, gives a speech during Gordon Brown´s visit to
the European Parliament on 24th March, 2009.
YouTube: The Anatomy of a Right-Wing Conspiracy Campaign
YouTube: Cavuto Nabs British PEM Daniel Hannan for First Chat, Pt 1
-- Neil Cavuto - he managed to snag the first exclusive interview with
British PEM who ripped British PM Gordon Brown a new one over stimulus
spending and bankrupting their country.
YouTube confirms website blocked in China -- YouTube confirmed
Tuesday its website was being blocked in China, although the California
firm offered no explanation for why Chinese authorities were barring
access to the popular video-sharing service.
Save the Big Banks, Trash the Dollar by Gary North
How Rummy Almost Blew Afghanistan
'Violent sex' ad led to murder of WABC newsman George Weber, confesses
teen -- An emotionally disturbed 16-year-old (above) confessed to
the murder of WABC newsman George Weber.
How Much Can You Save with Your Own Garden? -- Has anyone ever kept
track of what their garden produced in a given year and the calculated
the economic value of their harvest? A couple did this year and
calculated that the net economic value (not the health, environmental,
gastronomic, psychological, or social value) was roughly $2150. Take a
look at the data...
Released: Obama’s Gun Ban List -- Gun bans will impact our
freedoms under search and seizure, due process, confiscated property,
states’ rights, free speech, right to assemble and more, in addition to
the Second Amendment. The Democrats current gun-ban-list proposal (final
list will be worse). "Remember, the first step in establishing a
dictatorship is to disarm the citizens."
Stiglitz anticipates new world order -- Professor Joseph Stiglitz
opens the Credit Suisse conference by warning that the world can no
longer rely on the US consumer, cautioning against weak policy responses
and signalling a decline of the US dollar. Policymakers are focusing too
much on the costs of fiscal stimulus packages, rather than their
benefits, said Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate and former chief
economist at the World Bank, on the opening morning of the Credit Suisse
Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong yesterday.
Construction workers hit hard during tax season -- A LOT OF
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE FORCED TO USE A LAST RESORT TO PAY THEIR TAXES
THIS YEAR. THE APRIL 15TH DEADLINE TO FILE YOUR TAXES IS JUST AROUND THE
CORNER. BUT MANY CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE LESS CONCERNED ABOUT THE
DEADLINE, AND MORE WORRIED ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GOING TO PAY WHAT THEY OWE.
Samsel: Music for the resistance -- His debut album on Brimstone
Records label will be released this month. Promotes NWO awareness.
UK: Now Big Brother targets Facebook -- Millions of Britons who use
social networking sites such as Facebook could soon have their every
move monitored by the Government and saved on a "Big Brother" database.
Senate Rubber Stamps National Enslavement Bill -- The Senate last
night rubber stamped a nightmare domestic draft bill that legislates
mandatory national service and creates an “army” of at least 7 million
civilian enforcers working at the the behest of the government, while
also containing language that threatens to ban free speech and the right
Today in History March 25, 2009
0421 - The city of Venice was founded.
1669 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupted destroying Nicolosi. 20,000 people
1776 - The Continental Congress authorized a medal for General George
1900 - The U.S. Socialist Party was formed in Indianapolis.
1902 - Irving W. Colburn patented the sheet glass drawing machine.
1911 - In New York City, 146 women were killed in fire at the Triangle
Shirtwaist Company in New York City. The owners of the company were
manslaughter charges because some of the employees had been behind
locked doors in the factory. The owners were later acquitted and in 1914
they were ordered
to pay damages to each of the twenty-three families that had sued.
1941 - The first paprika mill was incorporated in Dollon, SC.
1947 - John D. Rockefeller III presented a check for $8.5 million to the
United Nations for the purchase of land for the site of the U.N. center.
1954 - RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital
in Montgomery, AL.
Defamation League -- Schedule of Upcoming Extremist Events:
2009 Extremism in Florida - click on the Florida State which lists Three
Pillars of Tyranny Right-wing extremist conference focusing on
government conspiracies. Among invited speakers are Joe Banister, Tommy
Cryer, Pat Shannan, Dave Von Kleist, Jack McLamb, Greg Dixon, Ted
Gunderson, and Michael Badnarik.
'Fusion Centers' Expand Criteria to Identify Militia Members -- Do
you like Ron Paul or oppose abortion? You may be a member of a militia,
according to a new report by a government information collection agency.
YouTube: Geithner Grilled on Goldman Sachs -- Treasury Secretary
Timothy Geithner found himself on the defensive Tuesday, trying to
assuage Rep. Maxine Waters about the role Wall Street behemoth Goldman
Sachs played in the lead-up to the federal bailout.
Why we should bring back the Gold Standard
Steve Vaus - Patriot rocker revives call to 'take America back' --
Steve Vaus, whose patriotic anthem "We Must Take America Back" got him
blacklisted by the recording industry 17 years ago, has re-recorded the
song with updated lyrics for 2009 – and, this time, he believes, not
even a radio station boycott can silence his haunting and inspirational
Now we have a bill to bail out the newspaper industry -- With many
U.S. newspapers struggling to survive, a Democratic senator on Tuesday
introduced a bill to help them by allowing newspaper companies to
restructure as nonprofits with a variety of tax breaks.
When America Ruled The World -- America has squandered the human
sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears of two generations in less than
seventy years. We have been an independent country for 226 years. From
1783 until 1946 was an unrelenting upward trajectory for the beacon of
the free world. Read More...
Thirteen die after clostridium difficile outbreak at hospital -- C.
diff is the major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis,
an infection of the intestines. The bacterium, which lives in the gut,
multiplies when doses of antibiotics disturb the natural balance of
germs in the body - causing severe complications for the elderly and
those already suffering a serious illness.
Abroad to Find Affordable Health Care -- Mr. Schreiner is what’s
known in the health care world as a “medical tourist.” No longer covered
under his former employer’s insurance and too young to qualify for
Medicare, Mr. Schreiner has a private health insurance policy with a
steep $10,000 deductible. Not wanting to spend all of that on the
$14,000 his operation would have cost stateside, he paid only $3,900 in
hospital and doctor’s costs.
Schenectady mayor considers options, martial law over police woes --
Five Schenectady police officers recently accused of everything from
driving drunk to beating up a man are leading city officials to look at
taking drastic action to fix a department tainted by the few who may
have acted illegally.
Americans choosing herbal remedies over prescriptions to save money
-- According to the Associated Press, sales of herbal medicines have
improved as the economy has gotten worse.
Anaheim police surveillance of poor may be illegal -- Anaheim police
routinely scour city records of families receiving federal rental
assistance to look for links to crime suspects, a practice that critics
say amounts to placing the poor under illegal surveillance.
Obama’s Youth Brigade Conscripts Would Be Prohibited from “Organizing or
Engaging in Protests” or Participating in a Variety of Religious
Insurers offer to stop charging sick people more -- The health
insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its
controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a
history of medical problems.
Scientists Monitor Swarm of Calif. Quakes -- There has been a swarm
of earthquakes in one area of Southern California that scientists in
Pasadena are watching closely, with the latest quake hitting this
Incredible blizzard reports, tornado radar -- Yesterday's blizzard
in the Northern Plains was pretty extreme. Rapid City, South Dakota
tells the story well - the wind gusts there have been over 60 mph for
more than 24 hours, while the temperature has fallen from freezing to 22
'Nano Sized' GPS Tracking Device - The Next Best Thing To An
Implanted GPS Tracker -- Demand for tiny GPS Trackers has spread from
police and military investigators to soccer moms wanting to keep an eye
on family members. Lightning GPS , the primary supplier of covert GPS
Tracking to military and law enforcement is moving aggressively to meet
Madoff's Prison Number a Lottery Hit in NY -- Wall Street swindler
Bernard Madoff is a lucky charm for one New York City construction
worker. Queens resident Ralph Amendolaro says he saw Madoff's prison
number in a newspaper and had a good feeling so he played the last three
digits of it in the state lottery's Numbers game. It hit March 15,
Farmers on Hunger Strike Against GMOs in Poland -- The fasting
ladies, supported by other members of the Coalition, have been
protesting in front of the Ministry of Agriculture in Warsaw.
Florida: Drywall has material that can emit corrosive gas --
Strontium sulfide, a material that can emit corrosive gases in moist
air, was found at trace levels in testing of Chinese-made drywall, the
Florida Department of Health said.
Tamiflu Resistant H1N1 Vaccine Failures Raise Concerns -- Deb
Brandt, a physician assistant at Rapid City Medical Center's Urgent
Care, said that on Wednesday, the clinic checked in 106 people in 11
hours. There were cases of strep, mono and plenty of influenza. Three
other Rapid City clinics report a similarly busy schedule. Brandt said
about half of her patients who tested positive for influenza had their
shots, but "most of the flu shots were early."
Czech government ousted -- The Czech government collapsed Tuesday
after losing a parliamentary no-confidence vote over its handling of the
Droughts Now Hitting China: Food Production Plummets -- A severe
drought in northern China has left millions of people and animals
without drinking water and dealt a major blow to the nation's grain
Fusion Proven True by U.S. Navy Researchers -- Will Oppression of
this Science be Repeated?
Can cops demand to take your photo? -- Two years ago, a Pennsylvania
man was thrown in jail for 160 days for refusing to allow police to take
Tiny peanut company in New Jersey fights back against FDA tyranny!
-- In a telephone interview with ABC News, company owner Jacob Moradi
insisted his products were safe and said a recall would drive him out of
business. "They are asking me to commit suicide based on presumption.
They have shown no proof. We have begged them," Moradi said. "They have
no proof that anyone got sick from eating whole redskin peanuts roasted
YouTube: Petstar Einstein -- The Talking Parrot.
Today in History March 24, 2009
1720 - In Paris, banking houses closed due to financial crisis.
1765 - Britain passed the Quartering Act that required the American
colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
1828 - The Philadelphia & Columbia Railway was authorized as the first
state owned railway.
1880 - The first "hail insurance company" was incorporated in
Connecticut. It was known as Tobacco Growers’ Mutual Insurance Company.
1883 - The first telephone call between New York and Chicago took place.
1898 - The first automobile was sold.
1906 - In Mexico, the Tehuantepec Istmian Railroad opened as a rival to
the Panama Canal.
1920 - The first U.S. coast guard air station was established at
Morehead City, NC.
1932 - Belle Baker hosted a radio variety show from a moving train. It
was the first radio broadcast from a train.
1988 - Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M.
Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pleaded
innocent to Iran-Contra charges.
1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a welfare reform package
that made the most changes in social programs since the New Deal.
1999 - NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro,
Kosovo and Vojvodina). The attacks marked the first time in its 50-year
history that NATO attacked a sovereign country. The bombings were in
response to Serbia's refusal to sign a peace treaty with ethnic
Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo.
Will Shut Down the Army Experience Center at Franklin Mills Mall
in Philadelphia on May 2, 2009 -- Video games offer the perfect
segues between childhood innocence and institutionalized killing. That's
why the Army opened the Army Experience Center, a one-of-a-kind,
14,500-square-foot "virtual educational facility" in August of 2008.
Although the Army says it's not about recruiting, all 20 soldiers
stationed at the mall are active duty recruiters.
Officers Taught to Create Crimes Against Christians and
Constitutionalists -- What could retired ATF Agent Gene Rightmyer,
seminar host, have said that literally caused Carolyn (last name
withheld) to gasp on the second day of the International Undercover
Agents “Homegrown Extremists” Seminar, held in Nashville, Tennessee
August 16-20, 1999?
face an HIV risk from hospital pumps -- Thousands of veterans who
underwent certain routine medical procedures at Miami's VA Medical
Center are at risk of being infected with hepatitis or HIV, the hospital
Guardsmen train for urban conflict -- Camp Clark, Mo. -- More than
200 soldiers from the newly formed 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry
Regiment of the Missouri Army National Guard came to Camp Clark from
across the state on Saturday, March 14, to take part in training in
several different combat scenarios. This is the first time
Missouri has had an infantry unit in more than 35 years.
U.S. Treasury Announces $1 Trillion Toxic-Debt Plan -- The U.S.
Treasury announced a plan aimed at financing as much as $1 trillion in
purchases of distressed assets to help a financial system that is “still
working against recovery.”
worms found in tap water in Moscow region -- In the Russian town of
Pavlov Posad , situated 25 miles from Moscow, people have to drink water
with worms in it. Even after repeated chlorination parasites did not
die. Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights told reporters that
the worm species were not known to science yet.
YouTube: Ron Paul on Glenn Beck -- Part 2 - 07/29/2008 - (audio
YouTube: Part 2: Ron Paul on Glenn Beck Radio -- 03/23/2009 --
YouTube: Ron Paul on Glenn Beck -- Part 1 - 07/29/2008 (audio
YouTube: Jay Rockefeller "Internet should have never been invented"
-- Rockefeller: Internet is "Number One National Hazard" According to
the great-grandson John D. Rockefeller, nephew of banker David
Rockefeller, and former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay
State considers return to gold, silver dollars -- A bill being
considered in the Montana Legislature blasts the Federal Reserve's role
in America's money policy and permits the state to conduct business in
gold and silver instead of the Fed's legal tender notes.
Every single bat may soon be dead -- Every single bat in the United
States may soon be dead. White-nose syndrome (WNS), a mysterious fungus
that kills bats wiped out about 90 percent of the bats in Connecticut
this past winter and the syndrome is now headed to Alabama and other
Collapse of ’09 by Gerald Celente -- The "Panic of ’08" will be
followed by "The Collapse of ’09." In 2008, when the world’s largest
financial firms and equity markets crumbled, Wall Street’s woes
preoccupied the media.
Tests Show Chinese Drywall Contains “Volatile” Sulfur Compounds --
Usually, drywall is manufactured in the United States, but a shortage
during the housing boom years prompted many builders to buy drywall from
China. The Florida Health Department has received more than 100
complaints about drywall that has polluted homes with a putrid,
“rotten-egg” smell. Fumes from the drywall have also caused metals -
like air conditioning coils - to corrode, and the material has also been
suspected of causing respiratory and sinus problems among people living
offers $2 million for top drug lords -- Mexico has put a
US$2-million price tag on the head of each of the country's 24 top drug
lords. Some 8,000 people have been killed in the last two years as gangs
battle each other for territory and fight off a countrywide law
Half of us have one month of cash cushion if laid off -- A MetLife
study released last week found that 50 percent of Americans said they
have only a one-month cushion — roughly two paychecks — or less before
they would be unable to fully meet their financial obligations if they
were to lose their jobs. More disturbing is that 28 percent said they
could not make ends meet for longer than two weeks without their jobs.
Red meat raises risk of all kinds of death says study -- People who
eat the most red meat and the most processed meat have the highest
overall risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and
cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
-US unleashes metal beast robot in Afghanistan -- AMERICA has called
out its new weapon to send into battle in Afghanistan - a terrifying
pack of robotic "BigDogs".
fires corruption 'target' chair Rubin from Penn Turnpike Commission
-- Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell says in a letter released this
morning that he is removing the chairman of the Turnpike Commission,
Mitchell Rubin as a commissioner because of his links to corruption.
Rubin had asked Rendell for a "leave of absence" from the chairmanship,
but instead the Governor today fired him from the Commission.
exposed thousands to Teflon -- In a March 10 consent agreement with
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont), the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) lowered its standard for drinking water contamination with
the toxic Teflon chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from 0.5 parts
per billion (ppb) to 0.4 ppb for people in the vicinity of a DuPont
plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
'No living thing left' as Tonga volcano erupts -- A volcanic
eruption close to the South Pacific nation of Tonga has destroyed rich
birdlife and vegetation, leaving a wasteland of black ash and tree
stumps, witnesses said Friday.
G20 warned unrest will sweep globe -- A wave of social and political
unrest could sweep through the world's poorest countries if G20 leaders
fail to come to their aid, the World Bank warns today, as new research
says the credit crunch will cost developing countries $750bn (£520bn) in
lost output and drive millions more into poverty.
Alaska: Fifth explosion rocks Mount Redoubt volcano -- An erupting
Mount Redoubt exploded again this morning at 4:31 a.m. -- its fifth and
strongest discharge yet -- sending an ash cloud to new heights, the
Alaska Volcano Observatory reported.
China urges new reserve currency -- China called for the creation of
a new currency to eventually replace the dollar as the world's standard,
proposing a sweeping overhaul of global finance that reflects developing
nations' growing unhappiness with the U.S. role in the world economy.
Allergic Reactions to Hair Dyes are on the Rise -- Hair-color
company products containing the chemical PPD are still causing
disfiguring and painful reactions, even death.
UK: Mother given parking ticket for stopping to revive disable son
-- A mother who says she stopped her car on a pavement to revive her
profoundly disabled son, was given a £100 parking ticket.
Council uses spy plane with thermal imaging camera to snoop on
homes wasting energy -- The aircraft takes images of homes and
businesses, with those losing the most heat showing up as red, while
better insulated properties appear blue.
Who is who in the chemical poison industry -- (pdf file)
Today in history March 23, 2009
1513 - Don Juan Ponce de Leon, a former governor of Puerto Rico,
discovered Florida. He claimed the land for Spain.
1775 - American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, "give me liberty,
or give me death!"
1806 - Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began
their return journey to the east.
1836 - The coin press was invented by Franklin Beale.
1839 - The first recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] was used in Boston's
1858 - Eleazer A. Gardner patented the cable streetcar.
1880 - John Stevens patented the grain crushing mill. The mill increased
flour production by 70 percent.
1901 - Dame Nellie Melba, revealed the secret of her now famous toast.
1903 - The Wright brothers obtained an airplane patent.
1912 - The Dixie Cup was invented.
1920 - Britain denounced the U.S. because of their delay in joining the
League of Nations.
1933 - The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act. The act
effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers. .
1942 - During World War II, the U.S. government began evacuating
Japanese-Americans from West Coast homes to detention centers.
1957 - The U.S. Army sold the last of its homing pigeons.
1967 - Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. called the Vietnam War the
biggest obstacle to the civil rights movement.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that term limits for state lawmakers
Military demands details on soldiers' private guns -- A military
commander at Fort Campbell in Kentucky demanded his soldiers give him
the registration numbers of any guns they own privately and then reveal
where they are stored.
Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk? -- Why all the laughter?
Galloway visits the US but Canada informs him "You're not welcome"
The real US financial crisis has yet to begin -- The worst has yet
to come. With a loss of confidence in the US financial system, creditors
and investors are dumping dollar-denominated instruments. They are
willing to cut losses. The US banks, who issue the instruments, have to
take their debts back. Since they do not have the liquidity because the
credit market has already ground to a halt, they can only rely on the
Federal Reserve. As a result, the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve
will continue to balloon.
Unemployment Rate -- So why is this annualized state data important?
Because it gives us a deeper view of what states are taking the brunt of
this economic downturn.
Federal Reserve plan stuns investors -- The Federal Reserve on
Wednesday stunned investors by announcing plans to buy $300bn of US
government debt, triggering a plunge in bond yields and the dollar.
Takes Closer Look at Gardasil and Paralysis -- "I'm troubled by the
complexities of all of this. How will the CDC ever be able to know
whether there's a true connection between Gardasil and ALS if this
disease is so rare? And just how much evidence is needed?"
Police arrest 300 in Paris riots over economic crisis -- MORE than
300 rioters were arrested in Paris as baton-wielding gangs clashed with
police in protests over President Nicolas Sarkozy's handling of the
sues FDIC for more than $13 billion over forced sale -- Washington
Mutual, the bankrupt, seized and "under investigation" financial
institution which saw some operations forcibly sold off to JPMorgan
Chase in 2008, is suing the agency that guarantees Americans' deposits,
and that agency is running low on funds.
One Soldier's Tale of How War Drove Him Crazy -- "When it got really
bad, I dumped 5 tons of sand into my basement to remind me of
Afghanistan." Six years later, he is still being careful, still working
on feeling safe enough to be a little visible in the world after his
tour in Afghanistan.
U.S. Navy vessels collide in Strait of Hormuz -- The nuclear-powered
submarine Hartford and the amphibious transport dock New Orleans were
heading into the Persian Gulf at the time. Fifteen sailors are slightly
Economy causing horse crisis: People 'giving up their animals' --
"People have lost their homes, their jobs, their hope," she said. "And
they are giving up their animals."
Thousands Protest ‘Wasteful’ Washington Spending At Orlando Tea Party
-- People among the thousands on hand said they want to decide where
their hard-earned money goes instead of the "elitist politicians" in
Washington using it to buy votes, doling it out to special interest
groups and pork barrel projects.
Seeds - How to Criminalize Them -- Ah, such a little paragraph, and
so much evil packed in it. Notice they mention harvesting, sorting and
storage operations? Notice they never mention seeds but they are
precisely what those words cover.
X-Rays, MRI Scans Useless for Back Pain -- "If there are no warning
signs pointing to a serious cause of low back pain, imaging is almost
never helpful to guide treatment. Routine imaging of patients with low
back pain is a waste of health care resources," wrote Michael Kochen of
the University of Goettingen, Germany, in an accompanying editorial.
Yellow metal shines -- Gold prices have spiked again on the back of
the US's move to massive qualitative easing measures but is the
traditional view of the yellow metal changing?
G20 protesters 'will try to bring London to standstill' -- Next
month's G20 summit will present an "unprecedented" challenge as up to
2,000 protesters attempt to bring London to a standstill, the
Metropolitan Police admitted yesterday.
Bird flu, Ebola lab accidents raise biosecurity fears in Europe --
Lab accidents involving bird flu and Ebola viruses have increased
biosecurity fears in Europe, where public health experts say research on
dangerous pathogens needs to be more strictly monitored.
Turmeric Improves Cell Health, Boosts Immune System, Protects Against
Cancer and More -- Turmeric is one of the main ingredients in many
curries. In India, it has been used for centuries to help treat various
health conditions while, at the same time, it is also widely used in
Chinese Medicine. In a recent study conducted at Michigan University, it
was found that curcumin, the bright yellow pigment present in turmeric,
can help boost cell health by improving the behavior of their membranes.
Media covers anti war protest, but ignores tea parties!
VIDEO: Aaron Russo -- Mad As Hell - 1:30:06 - Mar 21, 2007
-- No How, No Way.
Oathkeepers: Guardians of the Republic
737 U.S. Military Bases = Global Empire
Now Larry Silverstein wants a bailout -- The private developer
redeveloping the World Trade Center site in New York City has asked the
government for financial assistance, the Wall Street Journal reported on
WABC radio newsman George Weber found stabbed to death in Brooklyn
apartment -- The bloody body of Weber, a passionate fan of the city
who spent a decade doing local news on WABC morning radio, was found
just after 9 a.m. when he didn't show up for work.
Zale may be the fourth large jewelry to sink into financial obscurity
over the next 24 months -- As Finlay methodically roles out its
"unannounced" plan for liquidation, its problems begin to spill over to
Zale's beleaguered balance sheet. Read why Zale may be the fourth large
jewelry to sink into financial obscurity over the next 24 months.
Effects of Mobile Phone Radio Frequency on the Structure and Function of
the Normal Human Hemoglobin
Today in History March 20. 2009
0141 - The 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet took place.
1616 - Walter Raleigh was released from Tower of London to seek gold in
1760 - The great fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings.
1816 - The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its right to review state court
1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled "Life
Among the Lowly," was first published.
1865 - A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct U.S. President Abraham
Lincoln was ruined when Lincoln changed his plans and did not appear at
the Soldier’s Home near Washington, DC.
1885 - John Matzeliger of Suriname patented the shoe lacing machine.
1886 - The first AC power plant in the U.S. began commercial operation.
1933 - The first German concentration camp was completed at Dachau.
1991 - The U.S. forgave $2 billion in loans to Poland.
1997 - Liggett Group, the maker of Chesterfield cigarettes, settled 22
state lawsuits by admitting the industry marketed cigarettes to
teenagers and agreed to warn on every pack that smoking is addictive.
Hospital May Have Spread Disease With Shared Insulin Pens -- More
than 2,000 people may have been put at risk of AIDS and hepatitis by
sharing insulin pens and cartridges in two Army hospitals, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration said.
Ron Paul on the bailout -- Ron Paul House Floor Extended remarks
-The Federal Reserve, AIG, Congress, ... 03-19-09
YouTube: We The People Stimulus Package
Tax Day Tea Parties expected to number more than 1,000 -- While WND
has been tracking 170 individual tea parties across the nation, one
group has announced it is planning rallies in 1,000 cities and towns on
April 15. The American Family Association, or AFA, is coordinating 1,000
Taxed Enough Already, or TEA, parties to be held at 12 p.m. in front of
city halls across the nation.
875 Could Result in Arrest, Imprisonment of CEOs of Processed Food
Companies (if enforced) -- The health-conscious community is rightly
concerned over the pending passage of HR 875, the Food Safety
Modernization Act of 2009, which hammers small family farms with a whole
new level of tyranny and oppression.
tests J&J baby shampoo for unsafe chemicals -- Johnson & Johnson
baby shampoo and other products were among dozens from different
manufacturers listed in a report issued March 12 by the U.S.-based
health and environmental activist group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics as
containing formaldehyde or 1,4-dioxane. Johnson & Johnson issued a
statement reassuring customers and accusing the report of unnecessarily
Kidde Recalls to Replace Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Operate
-- THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, IN COOPERATION WITH THE
FIRM NAMED BELOW, TODAY ANNOUNCED A VOLUNTARY RECALL OF THE FOLLOWING
CONSUMER PRODUCT. CONSUMERS SHOULD STOP USING RECALLED PRODUCTS
IMMEDIATELY UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED. NAME OF PRODUCT: KIDDE XL
May Spend $10 Million for Executive Suite -- Citigroup expects to
pay at least $3.2 million for basic construction such as wall removal,
plumbing and fire safety. By the time architect’s fees and expenses such
as furniture are added, the tally for the offices at the bank’s Park
Avenue headquarters will be at least three times as high, according to a
person familiar with the project who declined to be identified because
he’s not authorized to comment. Citigroup said the project will help it
save money over time.
U.S. Olympic Committee lays off 54 employees to cut costs -- The
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has laid off 54 employees in an
effort to reduce its operating budget in the current tough economic
I'll be there for you: Bush offers to help President Obama -- As
offers of help go, it's a safe bet this will be one Barack Obama won't
accept any time soon. Still, though: George Bush wants him to know that
he's there if he needs him.
House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps -- The U.S. House of
Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps"
and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service
requirement for all able young people" should be developed.
to plant organic vegetable garden on White House lawn -- First lady
Michelle Obama is scheduled to break ground Friday on a new garden near
the fountain on the South Lawn that will supply the White House kitchen.
Such a White House garden has been a dream of noted California chef
Alice Waters, considered a leader in the movement to encourage
consumption of locally grown, organic food. She has been appealing for
change through the taste buds since the 1960s. Hey...but wouldn't that
violate HR 875???? (Thanks Nina)!!!
Text of H.R. 1388 -- Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and
care workers to wear badges to monitor hand sanitizing compliance --
Epidemiologists and computer scientists at the University of Iowa have
collaborated to create a new low-cost, green technology for
automatically tracking the use of hand hygiene dispensers before
healthcare workers enter and after they exit patient rooms. This novel
method of monitoring hand hygiene compliance, which is essential for
infection control in hospitals, was released today at the annual meeting
of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Deadly airborne fungus could devastate Africa -- The world's leading
crop scientists have warned that a deadly airborne fungus could
devastate wheat harvests and lead to famines and civil unrest over
significant regions of central Asia and Africa.
disease cases growing in California -- The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention reported 20,000 cases in the United States
annually in recent years but said the actual number could be as high as
10 times that amount. Cases of reported Lyme disease are growing in
California and around the country.
Homeland Security, FEMA may be split up -- Separating the Federal
Emergency Management Agency from the Department of Homeland Security
would take away resources the struggling agency needs to continue
improving, congressional lawmakers, disaster experts and others said
Ecstasy on PTSD victims -- The drug MDMA -- better known as the
illegal recreational drug "Ecstasy" -- may help people with
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover, a Norwegian research team
Computer programmer from Finland has lost finger replaced with USB drive
-- Jerry Jalava from Helsinki, Finland, has built the special prosthetic
finger to use as computer storage for his photos, movies and other
US bailout banks owe millions in taxes: lawmakers -- Thirteen
recipients of funds under a 700-billion-dollar US banking rescue plan
were guilty of a potential crime in obtaining the money while still
owing federal taxes, lawmakers said Thursday.
Kentucky counties fined $400,000 for posting Ten Commandments -- Two
southern Kentucky counties where officials posted copies of the Ten
Commandments in courthouses have been ordered by a federal judge to pay
more than $400,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and citizens
who successfully challenged the displays.
Local police want better sharing of intelligence -- Nonfederal law
enforcement officials today told a House subcommittee how homeland
security intelligence could be refined for their needs. Also,
civil-liberties advocates told that same panel how current homeland
security intelligence efforts pose a threat to citizens’ rights.
U.N. panel says world should ditch dollar -- A U.N. panel will next
week recommend that the world ditch the dollar as its reserve currency
in favor of a shared basket of currencies, a member of the panel said on
Wednesday, adding to pressure on the dollar.
20 Things You Didn't Know About Time -- The beginning, the end, and
the funny habits of our favorite ticking force.
Today in History March 19, 2009
1628 - The Massachusetts colony was founded by Englishmen.
1822 - The city of Boston, MA, was incorporated.
1831 - The first bank robbery in America was reported. The City Bank of
New York City lost $245,000 in the robbery
1900 - U.S. President McKinley asserted that there was a need for free
trade with Puerto Rico.
1903 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in
Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.
1918 - The U.S. Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time.
1954 - The first rocket-driven sled that ran on rails was tested in
1968 - Students at Howard University students seized an administration
1979 - The U.S. House of Representatives began broadcasting its daily
business on TV.
1998 - The World Health Organization warned of tuberculosis epidemic
that could kill 70 million people in next two decades.
Threats For AIG Executives -- In testimony before Congress the
current head of AIG, Edward Liddy, testified today that several death
threats have been made against some of those individuals that received
the obscene bonus payments by way of yet another bailout of the
criminals that caused this mess in the first place.
Army Investigating How and Why Troops Were Sent Into Alabama Town After
Murder Spree -- The U.S. Army has launched an inquiry into how and
why active duty troops from Fort Rucker, Ala., came to be placed on the
streets of Samson, Ala., during last week's murder spree in that tiny
South Alabama community. The use of the troops was a possible violation
of federal law.
House Passes Volunteerism Bill -- Some opponents are strongly
criticizing the legislation, calling it expensive indoctrination and
Lie Detection to Get First Day in Court -- Defense attorneys are for
the first time submitting a controversial neurological lie-detection
test as evidence in U.S. court. In an upcoming juvenile-sex-abuse case
in San Diego, the defense is hoping to get an fMRI scan, which shows
brain activity based on oxygen levels, admitted to prove the abuse
secretly ends program allowing pilots to carry guns on planes --
President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking
public safety on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.
Blackwater still works for U.S. in Iraq -- "Why would you continue
to use Blackwater when the Iraqi government has banned the highly
controversial company and there are other choices?" asked Melanie Sloan,
executive director of the non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and
Ethics in Washington.
hit by new wave of nationwide protests -- Workers demand government
do more to fight effects of economic crisis!
rush is on at a party near you -- Neighbors gather for food,
conversation and a little buying and selling.
Burt's Bees, Tom's of Maine, Naked Juice: Your Favorite Brands? Take
Another Look -- They May Not Be What They Seem!
oil -- a wise man's remedy for bladder cancer.
Doctors 'too reliant on prescribing drugs' -- Doctors are too
reliant on prescribing drugs for heart disease at the expense of helping
their patients to lead healthier lives, a new study suggests.
Shakeups loom at Pennsylvania & Florida turnpikes -- In Orlando the
release of a grand jury paper about shenanigans inside the local toll
expressway authority threaten the tenure of CEO Mike Snyder and longtime
general contractor PBS&J, while in Harrisburg PA the Governor Ed Rendell
has said he's investigating whether he has the legal authority to remove
Turnpike Commission chairman Mitchell Rubin.
dictionary redefines 'marriage' -- One of the nation's most
prominent dictionary companies has resolved the argument over whether
the term "marriage" should apply to same-sex duos or be reserved for the
institution that has held families together for millennia: by simply
writing a new definition.
pledge to refuse disarmament demands -- An invitation to soldiers
and peace officers across the United States to pledge to refuse illegal
orders – including "state of emergency" orders that could include
disarming or detaining American citizens – has struck a chord,
collecting more than 100,000 website visitors in a little over a week
and hundreds of e-mails daily.
Stethoscopes Infected with Deadly Bacteria -- Dr. Mark Merlin, chair
of the Mobile Intensive Care Unit Advisory Committee for the New Jersey
Department of Health and Senior Services, is urging medical services
providers to clean their stethoscopes more frequently to prevent
transmission of MRSA infections.
Scientists grow diabetes drug in tobacco plants -- Scientists have
found a healthy use for tobacco after breeding genetically modified
plants containing a medicine that could stop type 1 diabetes.
Exposure to Dangerous Bisphenol A -- Because of growing research
about the dangers of BPA and public outrage at its widespread use, the
House of Representatives and the Senate announced legislation on March
13, 2009 to ban use of BPA in all food and beverage containers. Already
some manufacturers such as Playtex and Gerber have announced that they
will not use BPA in their baby products. Read the ways to lessen your
Western military forces turning inward in anticipation of domestic
unrest -- As the growing world-wide economic crisis deepens,
military forces from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom
are preparing to meet angry citizens on the street. The economic crisis
- and the public outrage it is causing - is at the forefront of
intelligence agencies and military forces in the western world.
Gun Advocates Ready for Battle on Federal Assault Weapons Ban --
Attorney General Eric Holder is using the drug violence in Mexico to
"confuse and mislead" Americans in an attempt to reinstate the expired
federal assault weapons ban, gun advocates say.
Feds undercut ammo supply -- Responding to two Democratic senators
representing outraged private gun owners, the Department of Defense
announced last night it has scrapped a new policy that would deplete the
supply of ammunition by requiring destruction of fired military
Mobile prison cells will cage criminals on the beat -- Police will
be given mobile cells to target offenders in crime hotspots and shopping
centres under plans by the Conservatives to free up officers.
Today in History March 18, 2009
1818 - The U.S. Congress approved the first pensions for government
1834 - The first railroad tunnel in the U.S. was completed. The work was
1850 - Henry Wells & William Fargo founded American Express.
1909 - Einar Dessau of Denmark used a short wave transmitter to become
the first person to broadcast as a "ham" operator.
1911 - North Dakota enacted a hail insurance law.
1922 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced to six years in prison for civil
disobedience in India. He served only 2 years of the sentence.
1939 - Georgia ratified the Bill of Rights amendment to the U.S.
1942 - The third military draft began in the U.S. because of World War
1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Miranda decision
concerning legal council for defendants.
1968 - The U.S. Congress repealed the requirement for a gold reserve.
1981 - The U.S. disclosed that there were biological weapons tested in
Texas in 1966.
Received a $101,332 Bonus from AIG -- Senator Barack Obama received
a $101,332 bonus from American International Group in the form of
political contributions according to Opensecrets.org. The two biggest
Congressional recipients of bonuses from the A.I.G. are - Senators Chris
Dodd and Senator Barack Obama.
hires rent a cops to protect bankers form "mob effect" -- A tidal
wave of public outrage over bonus payments swamped American
International Group yesterday. Hired guards stood watch outside the
suburban Connecticut offices of AIG Financial Products, the division
whose exotic derivatives brought the insurance giant to the brink of
collapse last year. Inside, death threats and angry letters flooded
e-mail inboxes. Irate callers lit up the phone lines. Senior managers
submitted their resignations. Some employees didn't show up at all.
CEO awarded $10.8 million -- Citigroup Inc awarded Chief Executive
Vikram Pandit $10.82 million of compensation in 2008, a year when the
government propped up the bank with $45 billion of capital.
Truckers warned about U.S.-Mexico border violence -- The Highway
ISAC issued an “unclassified” alert the first week of March detailing
the increase in violence among Mexican drug cartels – on both sides of
the border. The main area of concern highlighted in the alert is in and
around Ciudad Juarez.
Mexico to impose sanctions on US exports -- A long-simmering trade
dispute boiled over into sanctions on Monday after Mexico said it would
raise tariffs on $2.4bn of US exports in retaliation for ending a pilot
programme to allow Mexican trucks on American roads.
reporter Seymour Hersh describes 'executive assassination ring' --
At a “Great Conversations” event (MP3) at the University of Minnesota
last night, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh may have made
a little more news than he intended by talking about new alleged
instances of domestic spying by the CIA, and about an ongoing covert
military operation that he called an “executive assassination ring.”
encourage cities to apply for police funds -- Attorney General Eric
Holder on Monday encouraged cash-strapped mayors and other city
officials to apply for their share of $1 billion in new grant money to
pay for 5,500 more police officers.
Medication…A Distant Memory by Mike Tawse -- Our friend Mike Tawse
is now in his 4th year free from ‘toxic cocktails’, popularly known as
prescription medication. Read more about Mike Tawse at
Peace Activists Arrested at Pentagon -- Seven peace activists were
arrested this morning as they attempted to meet with Secretary of
Defense Robert Gates at the Pentagon. The peace activists are associated
with the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR), and their
visit followed a letter to Gates demanding all military forces be
withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan, and that bombings of Pakistan
immediately cease. The committed activists from New Jersey, Ohio,
Virginia, and the District of Columbia were arrested by Pentagon Police
after they strenuously requested to meet with Gates.
Drywall from China blamed for problems in homes -- A leading U.S.
home builder, Lennar, and a Chinese drywall manufacturer, Knauf
Plasterboard Tianjin, say tests show the gases given off by the drywall
pose no health hazards. Florida regulators and the federal Consumer
Product Safety Commission are investigating.
Drywall from China blamed for problems
Goodbye needle, hello smoothie -- Instead of a dreaded injection
with a needle, someday getting vaccinated against disease may be as
pleasant as drinking a yogurt smoothie.
A solemn walk through HR 875 -- The Food Safety Modernization Act
which 'makes it illegal to grow your own garden;' This would mean a
'goodbye to farmers markets,' would result in the 'death of organic
farming.' Read More...
H.R. 875: 2009-2010 Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009
your property for growing food? -- Some small farms and organic food
growers could be placed under direct supervision of the federal
government under new legislation making its way through Congress. Food
Safety Modernization Act: House Resolution 875.
30 years, Camp Lejeune exposed troops to chemicals -- Something was
very wrong with the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Before wells were
closed at the base in 1984 and 1985, tests showed drinking water was
contaminated by toxic chemicals, including very high concentrations -
more than 40 times the current EPA limit - of industrial solvents
trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene. The Marines encourage anyone
who served at Lejeune or worked there during that time to participate in
The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge
Wounded Heroes for Treatment -- The leader of the nation's largest
veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned"
after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to
force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military
veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries.
The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private
insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
in such cases.
H5N1 virus placed in Baxter vaccine sent to 18 countries -- The
company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in
Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live
H5N1 avian flu viruses.
Connecting The H5N1 Dots
Air Force Study Proposed 2009 Influenza Pandemic in 1996 by Kurt Nimmo
-- On June 17, 1996, the U.S. Air Force released Air Force 2025, “a
study designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the
Air Force to examine the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the
United States will require to remain the dominant air and space force in
the future.” In the unclassified study, the College of Aerospace
Doctrine, Research, and Education at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama
posed several “fictional representations of future situations/scenarios”
likely to arise.
as Biological Weapons? Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine
Materials Sent to 18 Countries -- Avian flu viruses being inserted
into vaccine materials isn't fiction. It's happening right now.
Deerfield, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Baxter International
Inc. has just been caught shipping live avian flu viruses mixed with
vaccine material to medical distributors in 18 countries.
Israeli army ordered to devise Iran war -- As Israeli talks of war
on Iran gain momentum, Israel's military Chief of Staff says the army
must prepare for a military aggression.
of England Votes Unanimously to Print Money -- Bank of England
policy makers voted unanimously to start printing as much as 75 billion
pounds ($105 billion) in money to fight the recession as they made their
final cut in the benchmark interest rate.
guide to pesticides in food -- This is a .pdf file format.
Judge upholds almond pasteurization law -- A federal judge has
rejected challenges to a law requiring mandatory pasteurization of
almonds to reduce risk of salmonella contamination. (so now we get to
have dead nuts.)
Strain of Bird Flu Poses Threat -- Even as governments and health
experts around the world have been focusing on the threat of a pandemic
of the H5N1 strain of avian flu, another dangerous strain known as H9N2
has gone mostly ignored, according to a study published in the journal
Banned hyperlinks could cost you $11,000 a day -- The Australian
communications regulator says it will fine people who hyperlink to sites
on its blacklist, which has been further expanded to include several
pages on the anonymous whistleblower site Wikileaks.
Traffic may Trigger Heart Attacks -- If you spend time stuck in
traffic as you commute to your job, you might want to consider working
closer to home or finding an easier route to get to the office. The
reason? It could be a way to lower your risk of a heart attack. Read
O'odham: Militarization and border abuses accelerate -- Mike Flores,
Tohono O’odham, questioned why President Obama has not taken any action
to halt the militarization of the border and human rights abuses by US
Border Patrol agents, or the construction of the US border wall that is
violating all federal laws, including laws designed to protect the
environment and Native American remains...
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Today in History March 17, 2009
0461 - Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates
this day in his honor.
1756 - St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first
time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.
1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act that had caused resentment in the
North American colonies.
1910 - The Camp Fire Girls organization was founded by Luther and
Charlotte Gulick. It was formally presented to the public exactly 2
1941 - The National Gallery of Art was officially opened by U.S.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC.
1942 - Douglas MacArthur became the Supreme Commander of the United
Nations forces in the Southwestern Pacific.
1961 - The U.S. increased military aid and technicians to Laos.
1970 - The U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in
the My Lai massacre case.
1989 - A series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that
brought power outages over large regions of Canada.
1999 - A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical
benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS
Court: No need for state to check prez' eligibility -- Judge throws
out complaint brought on behalf of Keyes.
MISSOURI STATE POLICE THINK YOU AND I ARE TERRORISTS by Chuck Baldwin
-- The report, he said, "instructs the Missouri police to be on the
lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other
paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty,
and Libertarian parties."
Adderall: Deadly Drug Treats Bogus Disease -- The drug Adderall is
linked with heart attack and sudden death in children and young adults
according to a newly released study at the New York Medical College of
Many people are raising their own food to save -- From seed
producers and greenhouse growers to retailers, all are reporting booming
sales. All attribute it largely to family financial issues.
says its okay for Navy to spray recruits with banned chemical -- The
Navy can spray recruits in the eyes with pepper spray, even though it
has been linked to death and is banned during warfare by international
law, a federal judge ruled Friday.
End of the Road for Agent Orange Victims? -- Where can Vietnamese
victims of Agent Orange get justice? Probably nowhere, after the United
States Supreme Court refused to hear, this month, a final appeal by
Vietnamese plaintiffs against chemical giants Dow and Monsanto.
China: Importers need to share blame for emissions -- Countries
buying Chinese goods should be held responsible for the heat-trapping
gases released during manufacturing in China, one of its top officials
said Monday. The argument could place an even greater burden on the U.S.
for reducing pollution blamed for global warming.
US downed Iranian drone over Iraq -- A U.S. military spokesman
confirmed on Monday that U.S. forces shot down an unmanned Iranian
aircraft in Iraqi airspace last month.
University warns of disease problems if California rice seed imported
-- there is a quarantine on seed imports from California because of
bakanae disease, according to Dr Rick Cartwright, University of
Arkansas. "This is a seed-borne disease of rice common in Asia, and
first noted in California in 1999. It is not known to be present in
Arkansas or other southern rice states," Cartwright said.
Cash In A
Mattress? No, Gold In The Closet -- With prices setting new records,
the worried wealthy are piling up ingots in home safes.
Stimulus Package Aims To Spur Adoption Of E-Health Records -- The
federal economic stimulus bill signed into law last month contains
several financial incentives that could get laggard doctors and
hospitals to adopt IT-based tools that can cut costs and save lives.
Thousands Rally Downtown Against Government Spending -- Thousands of
Tri-State residents gathered Sunday on Fountain Square in downtown
Cincinnati to voice their opposition to government spending bills
recently signed by President Barack Obama. The group called itself the
Cincinnati Tea Party, modeled after the Boston Tea Party of 1773.
War is Breaking Out in Mexico -- Will it Unravel the United States
Handheld, Semiautomatic Sales Increase -- It's unclear how effective
President Barack Obama's policies will be in reversing the nation's
economic slide, but since his election he has proven to be a one-man
stimulus package for one sector of the economy — gun sales.
Rioting in Ireland -- Tensions flared in Northern Ireland yesterday
when masked gangs attacked police with petrol bombs, bricks and stones
after a dissident republican was arrested in connection with the murder
of two soldiers last week.
Bill Will Extend Sunset Clauses Of The Patriot Act -- The
criminal terrorists in the federal government are seeking now to extend
sunset clauses found in the USA Patriot Act and the Intelligence Reform
and Terrorism Act of 2004.
Florida legislator wants random drug tests for the unemployed -- A
Florida legislator has proposed that random drug-testing also be applied
to those receiving unemployment insurance, justifying it as a way to
make state funds go further.
Corporate meltdown leaves renters in limbo -- As panicked renters in
Arizona began holding public meetings to explore whether they could walk
away from leases, recoup security deposits or sue, it became clear that
the scale of the mess was far larger than they had realized. Read
Kucinich Requests Investigation into “Executive Assassination Ring”
-- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) Friday sent a letter to Chairman
Edolphus Towns of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
requesting an immediate investigation into allegations made by the
investigative reporter Seymour Hersh that the White House operated an
‘executive assassination ring’ that circumvented Congressional
President Obama has nominated Dr. Margaret Hamburg to become the new
Commissioner of the FDA and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein as the Deputy
Commissioner -- Hamburg, 53, is a bioterrorism expert. She was an
assistant health secretary under President Bill Clinton and helped lay
the groundwork for the government's bioterrorism and flu pandemic
preparations. Sharfstein, 39, is a pediatrician who has challenged the
FDA on the safety of over-the-counter cold medicines for children.
Bob Schultz injured in auto crash! -- the crash happened on I-10
Westbound in Houston, Texas. Latest update is Bob is out of hospital and
is resting at a hotel.
Catastrophic Fall in 2009 Global Food Production -- After reading
about the droughts in two major agricultural countries, China and
Argentina, I decided to research the extent other food producing nations
were also experiencing droughts. This project ended up taking a lot
longer than I thought. 2009 looks to be a humanitarian disaster around
much of the world.
Bentonite Clay Provides a Safe and Effective Detox by Perry A -- The
most common symptoms of toxic buildup within the body are mental
dullness, aching-stiff joints, gas and bloat, high acidity, digestive
problems with the stomach and colon, acid reflux and fatigue. Read
DOD Ends Sale of Expended Military Brass to Remanufactures -- It has
come to my attention that the Department of Defense has issued a
directive that all expended military brass (fired cases) will now be
shredded and sold for scrap material, rather than resold by Government
Liquidators LLC to the civilian market for remanufacture. Read More...
Brain Scanners Know Where You've Been -- The brain's center of
memory and navigation, once considered too disorganized to decode, may
soon be unlocked. Using a brain scanner, researchers were able to
determine the location of people standing in a virtual room from the
activity in their brains.
The International Monetary Fund poised to print billions of dollars in
'global quantitative easing' -- The International Monetary Fund is
poised to embark on what analysts have described as "global quantitative
easing" by printing billions of dollars worth of a global
"super-currency" in an unprecedented new effort to address the economic
Today in History March 16, 2009
1836 - The Republic of Texas approved a constitution.
1871 - The State of Delaware enacted the first fertilizer law.
1915 - The Federal Trade Commission began operation.
1926 - Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel
1950 - Congress voted to remove federal taxes on oleomargarine.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson submitted a $1 billion war on
poverty program to Congress.
1988 - Indictments were issued for Lt. Colonel Oliver North and Vice
Admiral John Poindexter of the National Security Council for their
involvement in the Iran-Contra affair
A.I.G. to Pay $100 Million in Bonuses After Huge Bailout -- Despite
being bailed out with more than $170 billion from the Treasury and
Federal Reserve, American International Group Inc. is preparing to pay
about $100 million in bonuses to executives in the same business unit
that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year.
US Mint Suspends Production of More Gold and Silver Coins -- The
United States Mint has officially announced the suspension of another
slate of gold and silver products. The affected products are 2009 dated
American Gold and Silver Eagle coins produced for collectors. These
coins are considered collectible versions of the bullion coins.
Cuba, Venezuela could host Russian bombers -- A Russian air force
chief said Saturday that the country could base some strategic bombers
in Cuba or on an island offered by Venezuela, the Interfax news agency
reported, but a Kremlin official quickly said the military had been
speaking only hypothetically.
'Worst economic collapse ever' -- In 2009 were going to see the
worst economic collapse ever, the Greatest Depression, says Gerald
Celente, U.S. trend forecaster. He believes its going to be very
violent in the U.S., including there being a tax revolt.
Fed-up Americans mobilize: More than 150 tea parties -- A revolution
is brewing as American patriots and advocates of the free-market system
unite in protest against out-of-control government spending – with a
wildfire movement of more than 150 nationwide tea parties.
Pakistan clamps down on protests amid fresh fears of a military coup
-- Pakistan's army was put on stand-by yesterday to deal with growing
demonstrations against the government, which are due to reach a climax
in the capital, Islamabad, tomorrow. Divisions within President Asif Ali
Zardari's administration were underlined by the abrupt resignation of a
Pharma CEO Fakes Cancer while Pill-Pushing Doctor Fakes Clinical Trial
Results for Bextra, Effexor and Celebrex -- The culture of deceit
and fraud that permeates conventional medicine became even more apparent
today with the announcement that Howard Richman, the former vice
president of a pharmaceutical company named Biopure, faked his own
cancer and even impersonated a doctor in order to convince a federal
judge that he was dying from colon cancer.
California Warns of Layoffs at Schools -- The State Department of
Education estimates that preliminary notices will be given to 26,500
teachers and an additional 15,000 bus drivers, janitors, secretaries and
Pentagon plans blimp to spy from new heights -- The Pentagon said
Thursday that it intends to spend $400 million to develop a giant
dirigible that will float 65,000 feet above the Earth for 10 years,
providing unblinking and intricate radar surveillance of the vehicles,
planes and even people below.
Chief justice publicly accepts World Net Daily's eligibility petition
-- A California attorney lobbying the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of
Barack Obama's qualifications to be president confronted the chief
justice yesterday with legal briefs and a WND petition bearing names of
over 325,000 people asking the court to rule on whether or not the
sitting president fulfills the Constitution's "natural-born citizen"
Anesthesiologist Faked Data in 21 Studies -- A pioneering
anesthesiologist has been implicated in a massive research fraud that
has altered the way millions of patients are treated for pain during and
after orthopedic surgeries.
Boom-years borrowing hits churches -- Add houses of worship to the
list of casualties of the mortgage crisis. Foreclosures and
delinquencies for congregations are rising, according to companies that
specialize in church mortgages. With credit scarce, church construction
sites have gone quiet, holding shells of sanctuaries that were meant to
be completed months ago. Congregants have less money to give, and
pastors who stretched to buy property in the boom are struggling to hold
onto their churches.
Study Shows Skin Cream May Cause Skin Tumors -- Common commercial
skin care products may increase users' risk of contracting skin cancer,
according to a paper by researchers from Rutgers University and
published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
University of Miami physicist develops battery using new source of
energy -- Researchers at the University of Miami and at the
Universities of Tokyo and Tohoku, Japan, have been able to prove the
existence of a "spin battery," a battery that is "charged" by applying a
large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device called a magnetic
tunnel junction (MTJ).
New Army Weapon Aims to Fry Gadgets, People -- The U.S. Army is
developing Hybrid munitions that would give warheads the added punch of
an e-bomb that can "destroy and disable electronic systems and their
operators" all in one blast.
penalty For Rioters -- "I am writing from India where a recent
disclosure regarding the reintroduction of the death penalty for rioters
on ratification of the Lisbon Treaty is receiving much debate."
Maine Town Passes Ordinance Asserting Local Self-Governance and
Stripping Corporate Personhood -- The citizens of Shapleigh, Maine
voted at a special town meeting to pass a groundbreaking Rights-Based
Ordinance, 114 for and 66 against. This revolutionary ordinance give its
citizens the right to local self-governance and gives rights to
ecosystems but denies the rights of personhood to corporations.
'Mutiny' Against Obama -- AN active duty Army officer in Iraq is
refusing to recognize President Barack Obama as Commander-in-Chief - and
hundreds more soldiers are lining up to follow suit, sources reveal in a
shocking world exclusive!
Major Development for the Future of Dietary Supplements -- The U.S.
Government Accountability Office (GAO) presented a report to Congress
last week, titled Dietary Supplements: FDA Should Take Further Action to
Improve Oversight and Consumer Understanding. A link to the full 70+
page report appears at the end of this article. Read a few of the
seek ban on BPA in all food containers -- Leaders from the House and
Senate introduced legislation yesterday to establish a federal ban on
bisphenol A in all food and beverage containers.
Mosquito laser gun offers new hope on malaria -- AMERICAN scientists
are making a ray gun to kill mosquitoes. Using technology developed
under the Star Wars anti-missile programme, the zapper is being built in
Seattle where astrophysicists have created a laser that locks onto
FBI Concerned Homegrown Terror Threat Growing -- Members of the Twin
Cities' thriving Somali community say they are being questioned by the
FBI as it investigates whether some young men are being "radicalized" in
Minnesota and recruited to fight with terror groups in their homeland.
Too expensive to own a firearm...a form of gun control -- HB0687,
which is before our state legislators, would make any who owns firearms
carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance.
Economy spurs home garden boom -- With the recession in full swing,
many Americans are returning to their roots — literally — cultivating
vegetables in their backyards to squeeze every penny out of their food
amazing benefits of bananas -- A banana gives an instant, sustained
and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two
bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No
wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading
athletes. It also prevents a substantial number of illnesses and
conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
is the Health Fruit of Angels -- Papaya is called fruit of the
angels by Conquistadors because of its heavenly taste. In its prime, it
is a cerise-orange colored, unbelievably juicy fruit with an aroma to
match its heavenly taste. Not only is papaya beautiful, fragrant and
luscious, it is amazingly healthful!
Freedom in the 50 States: Index of Personal and Economic Freedom --
This paper presents the first-ever comprehensive ranking of the American
states on their public policies affecting individual freedoms in the
economic, social, and personal spheres.
Register -- Dept of Treasury rules for Suspicious Activity reports.
Today in History March 13, 2009
0607 - The 12th recorded passage of Halley's Comet occurred.
1519 - Cortez landed in Mexico.
1777 - The U.S. Congress ordered its European envoys to appeal to
high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American
1852 - The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam
cartoon". It was drawn by Frank Henry Bellew.
1868 - The U.S. Senate began the impeachment trial of President Andrew
1877 - Chester Greenwood patented the earmuff.
1884 - Standard time was adopted throughout the U.S.
1902 - In Poland, schools were shut down across the country when
students refused to sing the Russian hymn "God Protect the Czar."
1933 - U.S. banks began to re-open after a "holiday" that had been
declared by President Roosevelt.
1964 - 38 residents of a New York City neighborhood failed to respond to
the screams of Kitty Genovese, 28 years old, as she was stabbed to
1970 - Digital Equipment Corp. introduced the PDP-11 minicomputer.
Gary Franchi Exposes Federal Reserve on PBS -- the local PBS
station, KBDI, in Denver Colorado broadcast the groundbreaking
expose, America: Freedom To Fascism to raise funds for the station.
avoiding all questions about PIFTS.EXE -- There is a new fear on the
Internet and its name is PIFTS.exe. This file has been that has caused
such a stir only appears on systems with Norton Anti-Virus that have the
most current update.
Now: Give President Obama a grade -- If you were grading Barack
Obama on his performance as president, what would he get?
of Americans Are Two Paychecks Away from Hardship -- Homeowners
should have at least three months of mortgage payments saved up to
protect themselves from a job loss. But a recent study by MetLife
indicates that consumers don't have nearly enough of a financial cushion
to keep them afloat should a job loss occur.
still slated to get automatic pay hike -- Lawmakers guaranteed to
get a raise, despite slumping economy.
new Manhattan home is very different -- Will live in jail cell the
size of a walk-in closet while he awaits sentencing.
Obama racks up list of broken promises -- After giving his word to
the American people on so many issues, Obama has yet to fulfill many
UN to investigate secret US jails -- The UN is to investigate the
use of secret detention centres allegedly used by the CIA and other
groups as part of US counter-terrorism efforts.
The multiple ways Monsanto is putting normal seeds out of reach --
Astounding article and take time to read the comments.
Confirmed: German shooter was on psychatric drugs -- The shooter was
on psychiatric medications and then quit using them. This created a
classic antidepressant withdrawal crisis which is exactly what leads to
extreme acts of violence against self or others. As we reported in our
previous story, virtually every school shooting that has taken place in
the last two decades was carried out by those who either take
psychiatric medications or are attempting to quit them.
Despite Legal Setback, Raw Almond Fight Continues -- Interested
members of the organic community can make their voice heard by sending
Mr. Obama and Secretary Vilsack a proxy-letter. Read More...
Cancer Statistics -- This Web-based report includes the official
federal statistics on cancer incidence from registries that have
high-quality data and cancer mortality statistics for each year and
research study says looks & creditwothiness may go hand in hand --
New research suggests that a person's appearance may play a role in
whether they are deemed trustworthy by financial lenders.
American adults flunk basic science -- A new national survey
commissioned by the California Academy of Sciences and conducted by
Harris Interactive reveals that the U.S. public is unable to pass even a
basic scientific literacy test.
Census Hiring To Create 1.4 Million Jobs -- The census will put more
than 1.4 million people on the federal payroll over the next year,
making it the largest peacetime government jobs program ever, according
to the Census Bureau.
and Morgellon’s Disease -- Surviving the Middle Class Crash.
drug (statin) that stole my memory -- Statins have been hailed as a
miracle cure for cholesterol, but little is known about their side
effects. "Because the drug worked so well in reducing my cholesterol, it
never occurred to me to think of statins as a feature in my memory
Why are we lending money to other countries???? -- NBC correspondent
Lisa Myers investigates banking titans that made overseas loans in wake
of congressional hearing.
warships head for South China Sea after standoff -- A potential
conflict was brewing last night in the South China Sea after President
Obama dispatched heavily armed American destroyers to the scene of a
naval standoff between the US and China at the weekend.
Army Soldiers Deployed on the Streets of Samson, Alabama -- I was
reading this Reuters piece about a mass shooting in Alabama when I
noticed these photos: US Army Soldiers from Fort Rucker patrol the
downtown area of Samson, Alabama after a shooting spree March 10, 2009.
FBI has one MILLION people on 'watch and stop' terror list -- People
on the list are stopped from flying into America or subjected to intense
questioning at border crossings before being allowed entry into the
Gardening to Go Up in 2009 -- More Americans are recognizing the
benefits of growing their own produce, including improved quality, taste
and cost savings.
Future Combat Systems, here and now -- This little robotic fellow in
the foreground looks like he might have missed the casting call for
Wall-E, but he actually has one of the featured roles in the U.S. Army's
long-running Future Combat Systems drama.
China’s Premier Wen ‘Worried’ on Safety of Treasuries -- China, the
U.S. government’s largest creditor, is “worried” about its holdings of
Treasuries and wants assurances that the investment is safe, Premier Wen
Wireless Tasers extend the long arm of the law -- The Taser XREP is
an electrically charged dart that can be fired from up to 20 metres away
with a 12-gauge shotgun. Upon impact, its barbed electrodes penetrate a
victim's skin, discharging a 20-second burst of electricity to
"distract, disorient and entice the subject to grab the projectile",
says Taser. But grabbing the dart routes the shock through the hand,
making it difficult to let go and spreading the pain further.
IContain Develops Anti-Theft Solution For Rent-To-Own Industry --
IContain has announced the debut of ICinside, a suite of RFID,
cellular-assisted GPS anti-theft technology products developed
specifically for the rent-to-own-industry.
Today in History March 12, 2009
1755 - In North Arlington, NJ, the steam engine was used for the first
1789 - The U.S. Post Office was established.
1889 - Almon B. Stowger applied for a patent for his automatic telephone
1894 - Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.
1904 - After 30 years of drilling, the tunnel under the Hudson River was
completed. The link was between Jersey City, NJ, and New York, NY.
1906 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations must yield
incriminating evidence in anti-trust suits.
1933 - U.S. President Roosevelt presented his first presidential address
to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside Chats."
1985 - Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced that he planned
to drop Secret Service protection and hire his own bodyguards in an
effort to lower
the deficit by $3 million.
2002 - U.S. homeland security chief Tom Ridge unveiled a color-coded
system for terror warnings.
Hersh: 'Executive assassination ring' reported directly to Cheney --
Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when
he told an audience at the University of Minnesota that the military was
running an "executive assassination ring" throughout the Bush years
which reported directly to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
State Police Report: Ron Paul, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Libertarians are
Terrorists -- Alex Jones has received a secret report distributed by
the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) entitled “The Modern
Militia Movement” and dated February 20, 2009. A footer on the document
indicates it is “unclassified” but “law enforcement sensitive,” in other
words not for public consumption. A copy of the report was sent to Jones
by an anonymous Missouri police officer.
IBM Scrutinized for Layoff Practices -- Some workers claim IBM is
making layoffs in small numbers to avoid notification laws.
Credit agency names 283 US firms most likely to go bust -- US
industrial companies such as Eastman Kodak, media firms such as
Univision Communications and carmakers including Ford and General Motors
have a 45% chance of going bust in the next 12 months, according to a
report published today.
were January net buyers of 1.1 million oz of gold -- Central banks,
which have been net sellers of gold in recent years, were net buyers of
an estimated 1.1 million oz in January, according to the latest Market
Alert by the CPM Group, the New York-based metals consultancy. The
world's central banks were both buyers and sellers, but the quantity
bought outstripped what was sold.
Supreme Court Revives Antidepressant Lawsuits -- In the wake of last
week’s Supreme Court decision that protected the rights of patients to
sue drug makers for liability in state courts, two lawsuits are
receiving particular attention. Bloomberg News reports that Pfizer and a
GlaxoSmithKline PLC unit are being blamed for not warning that their
antidepressants—Zoloft and Paxil—might provoke suicidal ideation and
suicide in adults.
Limbaugh Republicans vs. The United States of America -- Limbaugh's
"ditto heads," (who say "ditto for me" rather than think for themselves)
are hoping for Obama's economics to fail and for the United States to
sink into another Great Depression. But here's the Wall St. Journal
quoting Fed. Chairman Bernanke—and remember, he's George Bush's man, not
Bank List -- The FDIC is often appointed as receiver for failed
banks. This page contains useful information for the customers and
vendors of these banks. This includes information on the acquiring bank
(if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how
vendors can file claims against the receivership.
Iraq shoe thrower gets sentence of 3 years -- An Iraqi journalist
who threw his shoes at George Bush, then-US president, has been given a
three-year jail sentence after pleading not guilty to assaulting a
foreign head of state.
Obama and US commander discuss military intervention in Mexico --
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen briefed President
Barack Obama over the weekend on the so-called drug war in Mexico and
the prospect of increased US military involvement in the conflict south
of the border.
Senate to Vote on Compromise Land Bill that Would Ban Guns -- GOA
has just learned that after some backroom deals, the bill is headed to
the floor WEDNESDAY MORNING, without any amendments to truly protect
your Second Amendment rights on National Park Service (NPS) land.
40 - 45% of world's wealth destroyed in 18 months -- "Between 40 and
45 percent of the world's wealth has been destroyed in little less than
a year and a half," Schwarzman told an audience at the Japan Society.
"This is absolutely unprecedented in our lifetime."
Judge orders homeschoolers into public district classrooms -- A
North Carolina judge has ordered three children to attend public schools
this fall because the homeschooling their mother has provided over the
last four years needs to be "challenged." The children, however, have
tested above their grade levels – by as much as two years.
outraged at state's interference -- Following widespread outrage
from Roman Catholics, Connecticut lawmakers have postponed a highly
anticipated public hearing over a state law that would dictate how local
parishes organize their governing structures.
Wal-Mart to enter medical records digitization market -- US retail
titan Wal-Mart is poised to enter the medical data market with the
launch of a package that would help small doctor's practices to digitize
their medical records.
Regulate armed robots before it's too late -- We are on the brink,
and perhaps to some degree already over the edge, in one hugely
important area: robotics.
Singapore's GIC sees more distress in markets -- An official from
the Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) said he expects more
weakness in financial markets in the next 12-18 months, and recommended
investors hold gold and other safe assets such as government bonds.
10 Best Uses for RFID Tags
Lakewood, Fort Lewis start police liaison program -- Fort Lewis has
assigned a full-time military liaison police officer position to the
Lakewood Police Department. Police Lt. Steve Mauer said the soldier
won’t patrol with city officers, but will serve as a resource. Fort
Lewis sent a pair of military police officers to get oriented with the
Lakewood Police Department last week. They will split time in the single
Mexico Senate President Sides With Top Aspartame Maker -- New Mexico
Senate President sides with World's Largest Neurotoxic Carcinogenic
Artificial Sweetener Maker, Ajinomoto, to Kill Consumer Protection
Request of FDA to Rescind Aspartame.
companies have a bumper crop of customers -- Seed sales are up 20 to
30 percent at wholesalers such as Irish Eyes Garden Seeds in Ellensburg
because of the bad economy and worries about genetically modified crops.
Burpee, the world's largest seed company, says it's selling thousands of
a $10 "Money Garden" package that it says will grow $650 worth of
line up for food in Indiana -- A caravan of semi-trailers is
visiting small cities and towns across America hit hard by the economic
crisis. No area in Indiana has been hit harder than Elkhart County,
where the jobless rate skyrocketed to 18.3 percent in January.
Probiotics Found to Block Pneumonia in Critically Ill Patients --
Probiotics are just as effective as conventional antiseptics at
suppressing pneumonia-causing bacteria in the mouths of critically ill
patients, according to a study conducted by researchers from University
Hospital in Lund, Sweden, and published in the journal Critical Care.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that provide a health benefit inside
U.S. gets D for adult mental health care -- The nation does a poor
job in the ways it serves its mentally ill population, earning a D,
according to a report card issued Wednesday by an advocacy group.
Parrots teach man to speak again -- A US fireman who lost his power
of speech in a traffic accident has been taught to speak again by
Today in History March 11
1702 - The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper was
1824 - The U.S. War Department created the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Seneca Indian Ely Parker became the first Indian to lead the Bureau.
1847 - John Chapman 'Johnny Appleseed' died in Allen County, Indiana.
This day became known as Johnny Appleseed Day.
1888 - The "Blizzard of '88" began along the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard
shutting down communication and transportation lines. More than 400
people died.(March 11-14)
1901 - U.S. Steel was formed when industrialist J.P. Morgan purchased
Carnegie Steep Corp. The event made Andrew Carnegie the world's richest
1927 - The Flatheads Gang stole $104,250 in the first armored-car
robbery near Pittsburgh,
1947 - The DuMont network aired "Movies For Small Fry." It was network
television's first successful children's program.
1964 - U.S. Senator Carl Hayden broke the record for continuous service
in the U.S. Senate. He had worked 37 years and seven days.
1998 - The International Astronomical Union issued an alert that said
that a mile-wide asteroid could come very close to, and possibly hit,
Earth on Oct. 26, 2028. The next day NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
announced that there was no chance the asteroid would hit Earth
Feds want more personal info for flight reservations -- Passengers
making airline reservations soon will be required to provide their birth
date and their sex in addition to their names as part of aviation
security enhancements the 9/11 Commission recommended. The information
provided at the time seats are booked must exactly match the data on
each traveler's ID. The new program will be called Secure Flight.
levels rising twice as fast as predicted -- Melting ice sheets in
Greenland and Antarctica force UN scientists to issue dramatic warning.
Alabama Gunman Kills Nine People -- The victims include members of
his own family as well as people that he shot at random on the street,
at a convenience store and other locations, authorities said. The
suspect, who eventually killed himself inside a metals plant, was
shooting an automatic assault rifle and possibly other guns.
The Venus Project On Fox News 7 -- The Venus Project
(featured in Zeitgeist Addendum) makes it onto FOX News.
1.6M refrigerators are recalled because of fire hazard -- Maytag
said Tuesday that it has voluntarily recalled about 1.6 million
refrigerators sold under a variety of names due to an electrical problem
that could create a fire hazard.
Iran lacks nuclear bomb fuel says US officials -- Iran has yet to
decide whether to build a nuclear bomb and currently lacks the
weapons-grade highly enriched uranium needed to do so, top US
intelligence officials told lawmakers on Tuesday.
Coming to America: Chinese Looking for Bargains -- New Wave of
Overseas Buyers Shop for Prime Real Estate at Rock Bottom Prices.
Have a Buck? Buy a House! -- A dollar doesn't buy much these days.
But in Detroit, it can buy you a house. In many neighborhoods, homes
that were fetching $75,000 just three years ago are now selling for ten
cents on the dollar or less.
Lowe's Building Supply Near Cleveland Sports Signs in Chinese & Russian
-- ~ A Sign of Things to Come?
raw almonds must be treated, judge rules -- In a blow to organic
almond producers and handlers, the Washington, D.C.-based judge rejected
challenges to pasteurization requirements designed by the Almond Board
of California. The Agriculture Department formally imposed the rules in
March 2007, setting off sparks.
Whistleblower Says Genetically Engineered Crops May Cause Disease
Pelosi Made Repeated Requests for Military Aircraft, Documents Show
-- Representatives for Judicial Watch, which obtained e-mails and other
documents showing the requests, say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has
treated the Air Force as her "personal airline."
Investigative Materials” -- A Guide to Internal Revenue Service
Material Available to Other Federal Agencies.” Obtained, scanned, and
posted by The Memory Hole, it doesn’t appear to be otherwise online.
Printed and sent to Federal Depository Libraries in 1988, it’s the kind
of publication that the IRS no longer makes available to the public.
girls in UK experience side effects from HPV vaccine such as paralysis &
epilepsy -- Doctors have reported that girls aged just 12 and 13
have suffered paralysis, convulsions and sight problems after being
given the vaccine.
Senate Approves $410 Billion Bill to Fund Federal Government -- The
Senate gave final approval last night to a $410 billion spending bill to
fund most of the federal government for the remainder of the year after
overcoming a resilient Republican opposition and several Democratic
Undercover Animal Rights Investigator -- Through people like "Pete,"
a 20-something undercover animal rights investigator who, armed with a
hidden camera, surreptitiously got a job in 2006 at an Ohio hog farm.
Pete" refuses to reveal his actual identity, saying only that he has
legally changed his name twice so he can continue to get hired by
unknowing slaughter houses, farms and other facilities suspected of
animal abuse. Read More...
Operation Garden Plot -- In this document signed by the Secretary of
the Army, is hereby assigned as DOD Executive Agent for civil
disturbance control operations. Under Plan 55-2 he is to use airlift and
logistical support, in assisting appropriate military commanders in the
50 states, District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and
US possessions and territories, or any political subdivision thereof.
The official name of this project is called "Operation Garden Plot."
Lemon Grower Tracks Worker Productivity -- A new RFID system enables
Argenti Lemon to track the quantity of lemons its employees pick, as
well as the fruit's location as it is processed and shipped.
Oregon veteran disabled by Iraq's 'Agent Orange' -- The same Oregon
Guard soldiers who went into Iraq without adequate body armor or
up-armored Humvees face another dubious first: exposure to hexavalent
chromium, which greatly increases their risk of cancer and other
diseases. It was in the orange and yellow dust spread over half the
Qarmat Ali water treatment plant by fleeing Saddam supporters. Read
YouTube: Grocery Stores Begin to Close in California -- PREPARE NOW
- STOCK UP ON NON-PERISHABLES AND WATER.
in 50 US kids is homeless says report -- One in 50 American children
is homeless and the economic crisis hitting the United States will make
the problem worse, a report released Tuesday said. "Without a voice,
more than 1.5 million of our nation's children go to sleep without a
home each year," said the "America's Young Outcasts" report by the
National Center on Family Homelessness.
Imagine By Ron Paul -- Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the
middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or
Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly
patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here
under the auspices of "keeping us safe" or "promoting democracy" or
"protecting their strategic interests." Read More...
VIDEO: NEED GUNS, AMMO???? -- "It takes about 5 min. to watch this,
but it is well worth the time. It gives you a good idea of what we are
VIDEO: FOR GUN LOVERS ONLY!! -- Family Day in Alabama !!
Digital Angel Announces Active Tags for Livestock -- Ranchers and
other producers and handlers of livestock will soon have a new tool at
their disposal for tracking the locations of animals in real time, and
with greater precision. RFID vendor Digital Angel has announced a new,
battery-powered animal identification tag, known as the r.Tag, that the
company says can be read from up to 100 feet away.
St. John's Children's Hospital Deploys RFID to Protect Children --
The Springfield, Ill., medical center is using 100 RFID-enabled
bracelets and a network of readers to secure three floors of its
Today in history March 10
1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published.
1804 - The formal ceremonies transferring the Louisiana Purchase from
France to the U.S. took place in St. Louis.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the
telephone. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see
1903 - Harry C. Gammeter patented the multigraph duplicating machine.
law forbidding late-night work for women.
1971 - The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to
1991 - "Phase Echo" began. It was the operation to withdraw 540,000 U.S.
troops from the Persian Gulf region.
1994 - White House officials began testifying before a federal grand
jury about the Whitewater controversy.
1998 - U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf began receiving the first
vaccinations against anthrax
4 chemicals used in consumer products slapped with toxic label --
"The (Canadian) federal government on Friday declared four chemicals
widely used in paints, varnishes, stains and industrial cleaners as
toxic to human health, paving the way for their possible ban in
15,00 descend on Fullerton California to protest higher taxes --
Shouting “Off with their heads!” and “Heads on a stick!” over 15,000
people from all over California descended on downtown Fullerton for the
Revolt, Recall, Repeal rally to protest over $50 billion in tax
increases in the state of California and to begin a recall effort
against the governor and many state legislators. Freeway off ramps
heading into Fullerton had to be shut down because so many people were
heading to the event and police services were stretched thin, according
to a sergeant handling traffic duty at the event.
Makers and Retailers Post Strong Sales Increases -- The economy
might be tanking, but firearm sales are going great!
Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuits Against Gun Industry -- The Supreme
Court has turned away pleas by New York City and victims of gun violence
to revive lawsuits accusing the firearms industry of selling guns with
the knowledge they could be sent to illegal markets.
Air Force 2025 study from 1996 proposed 2009 influenza pandemic --
On June 17, 1996, the U.S. Air Force released Air Force 2025, “a study
designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air
Force to examine the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the United
States will require to remain the dominant air and space force in the
future.” In the unclassified study, the College of Aerospace Doctrine,
Research, and Education at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama posed
several “fictional representations of future situations/scenarios”
likely to arise.
McClatchy newspapers to lay off 1600 -- U.S. newspaper publishing
giant McClatchy Co. said Monday it would lay off 15 percent of its
workforce in the face of declining revenues. The cut affects about 1,600
jobs, the publisher said.
Britain 'nation of form fillers watched by quarter of world's CCTV
cameras' -- Britain has become a bureaucratic and authoritarian
state watched over by a quarter of the world's CCTV cameras, a study of
Labour's decade in power claims.
Global Financial Assets Lost $50 Trillion Last Year -- The value of
global financial assets including stocks, bonds and currencies probably
fell by more than $50 trillion in 2008, equivalent to a year of world
gross domestic product, according to an Asian Development Bank report.
New Shock Tech Could Zap Rioters, Cancer Cells -- A new technique
using ultra-short electric pulses could allow tomorrow's electroshock
weapons to immobilize people for as long as fifteen minutes –- and may
one day also be used to destroy tumors.
Cybersecurity Chief Resigns -- The government's coordinator for
cybersecurity programs has quit, criticizing what he described as the
National Security Agency's grip on cybersecurity
Battlechips: DARPA's next micromachines -- The Pentagon's premiere
research shop is working to shrink all kinds of devices — from cryogenic
coolers to vacuum pumps to radar to infra-red video cameras — down to
the size of a chip. If it works, it could mean whole new classes of
weapons and sensors for the American military — and new gadgets for the
rest of us.
Civil Unrest in America? -- Things indicates that the much-feared
financial meltdown is no longer a distant and remote possibility because
in fact it is already taking place. However, this chaos might trigger
some very serious and preoccupying consequences. In order to have a
clear understanding of these implications, it is vital to take into
account some reports that were not given the proper amount of attention
they deserved when they were first published. The only thing that can be
taken for granted and that one can be sure of is that the unthinkable
has now become thinkable.
Today in History March 9, 2009
1454 - Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy. Matthias Ringmann,
a German mapmaker, named the American continent in his honor.
1788 - Connecticut became the 5th state to join the United States.
1793 - Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in North
America. The event was witnessed by U.S. President George Washington.
1820 - The U.S. Congress passed the Land Act that paved the way for
westward expansion of North America.
1933 - The U.S. Congress began its 100 days of enacting New Deal
1954 - WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), in New York, broadcast the first local
color television commercials. The ad was Castro Decorators of New York
1964 - The first Ford Mustang rolled off of the Ford assembly line.
1965 - The first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam.
1987 - Chrysler Corporation offered to buy American Motors Corporation.
state assemblyman finds dead goat outside home -- A state
assemblyman said he found a dead goat outside his suburban New York home
and believes it represents a death threat against him.
Bill would give some vets preference for contracts -- A proposal
would give businesses owned by disabled veterans some preference in
bidding for state contracts. Supporters of this bill say they want to
reward disabled veterans and compensate them for their losses, but those
contracting policies can also provide long-term benefits to the state.
Concentration and Internment Camps -- What is the Federal Emergency
Management Agency? Simply put, it is the "secret government". This
agency has powers and authority that go well beyond any other agency in
the nation. What can FEMA do? It can suspend laws. It can move entire
populations. It can arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and can
hold them without a trial. It can seize property, food supplies, and
transportation systems. And it can even suspend the Constitution of the
United States. Be sure to read the "List of Executive Orders' on this
FBI Arrests Jan Lindsey, Anti-Tax Activist Featured in “Freedom to
Fascism” -- Federal agents swarmed into a local business and home
early Thursday morning. Several men are facing charges ranging from
owning machine guns to evading taxes. Agents arrested four people, Jan
Allen Lindsey, a possible former special investigator for the same
bureau, but openly outspoken against the government’s collection of
taxes. “In the internal revenue code 26, there’s nothing specific in
there,” he said in a documentary about taxes. The IRS begs to differ.
WILL YOU LET THE FEDERAL GOVN'T. TAKE POSSESION OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS?
By: Devvy Kidd -- Does the New Deal's "National Industrial Recovery
Act" which created a massive new bureaucracy called the National
Recovery Administration have a familiar ring? It should.
shifts away from private debt collectors -- The Internal Revenue
Service's decision this week to quit using debt collectors to dun
delinquent taxpayers was celebrated by public employee unions as a
pendulum shift after watching the Bush administration often opt for
private contractors over federal workers to deliver government services.
"Outlaw the Shadow Banking System!" -- Guess Who Said It?
The Groundwork Has Already Been Laid for Martial Law -- Right now,
all we can do is sound the alarm. Become educated. Form local citizens
groups in your community. Educate your neighbors on their rights and
inform them about the grave possibilities we face in the event of a
HR 875 may spell
the end of farmer's markets, organic farms...take action NOW!!!!! --
What this will do is force anyone who produces food of any kind, and
then transports it to a different location for sale, to register with a
new federal agency called the “Food Safety Administration.” Read More...
US Ammunition Shortage -- Salesmen says that they have not been able
to get much and when they do it sells within a few days. Something very
strange is happening out here. I can only hope that it is a local
phenomenon, but I fear that is much larger.
Ohio school gets 700 applicants for janitorial job -- MASSILON, Ohio
– Evidence of the slumping economy is stacking up at an Ohio school
which has nearly 700 applications for one open janitorial job.
Diabetes drugs given 'too soon' -- One in three people with type 2
diabetes are given medication too soon, instead of being urged to eat
better and do more exercise, a study suggests.
Can you survive economic crisis? --Booming preparedness industry
says Americans are stockpiling!
Lean Factories Find It Hard to Cut Jobs Even in a Slump -- This
plant, owned by Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin Corp., has become so
lean over the past decade that many assembly lines run with only a
handful of highly trained workers.
AUTISM In Never-Vaccinated Children -- Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, told us
he is not aware of any cases of autism in never-vaccinated children; the
national rate is 1 in 175, according to the Centers for Disease Control
Bankers Threatened to Release Weaponized Strain of Avian Flu -
Military Coup Against Bankers in Progress -- As you read this please
remember that RMN has stated many times that the leaders of the new
world order are NOT the people you see in the news. Most of the real
leaders are nameless and faceless. Keep this in mind as you read this
Next shoe to drop for U.S. job seekers: lower wages -- Job seekers
-- already coping with the highest unemployment rate in a quarter
century, their savings mugged by a plunging stock market -- can also
expect lower pay once they land a new job, labor market experts say,
because the current downturn shows no signs of turning around anytime
Obamavilles In America by Webster G. Tarpley -- In this depression,
the wretched victims of foreclosure by Obama’s pals at Goldman Sachs,
Citibank, and JP Morgan live and die in OBAMAVILLES. The arrogant
elitist in the White House does not care.
tent city at 1,200 & growing -- Sacramento has one of the highest
foreclosure rates in the United States. As many as 50 people a week
arrive at the tent city and the authorities estimate it is now home to
more than 1,200 people.
Car-truck crash kills Zimbabwe prime minister's wife, injures him --
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was in stable condition and
recovering from head injuries Friday night after a car wreck that killed
his wife, Susan, medical sources told CNN.
Cracks Prompt AF-wide C-130 Inspection -- Air Force officials issued
an immediate inspection notice Thursday to C-130 units worldwide after
Robins Air Force Base, Ga., technicians found upper wing joint nut
cracks in an aircraft undergoing scheduled depot maintenance.
America loses 23,000 jobs every day -- American businesses were
forced to shed more than 23,000 jobs every day last month as recession
tightened its grip on the economy, pushing the unemployment rate to a
the future going down the drain? Baby boomers going bust -- Millions
of boomers born into the dawn of the largest economic expansion in
history are being forced to re-imagine their retirement futures.
Tests find Bisphenol A in majority of soft drinks -- The
estrogen-mimicking chemical BPA, already banished from baby bottles and
frowned upon in water jugs, has now shown up in significant levels in
Today in History March 6, 2009
1836 - The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army
ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas
1886 - "The Nightingale" was first published. It was the first magazine
1899 - Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffman and
1944 - During World War II, U.S. heavy bombers began the first American
raid on Berlin. Allied planes dropped 2000 tons of bombs.
1960 - The United States announced that it would send 3,500 troops to
1967 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his plan to establish
a draft lottery. .
1981 - U.S. President Reagan announced a plan to cut 37,000 federal
Leaders for 9/11 Truth Statement -- We are calling for a new,
independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that
has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by
governments and the mainstream media.
POLITICAL LEADERS FOR 9/11 TRUTH LAUNCHED TODAY -- Political Leaders
for 9/11 Truth (pl911truth.com) is today being launched as the latest
formal group calling for a new investigation into the events of
September 11, 2001. The organization is headed by Councilor (Senator)
Yukihisa Fujita of Japan and former Senator Karen Johnson of Arizona.
* Lawyers for 9/11 Truth
-- Many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other
government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow
proper rules of evidence or procedure.
VIDEO: 9/11: Press for Truth -- Released September 8th; a video from
the families who fought to create The 9/11 Comission.
Natural Home Treatments for a Cough -- You can get even more relief
by stirring a tablespoon of lemon juice into 1/4 cup of honey. This
homemade cough syrup will immediately calm your coughing and can be used
multiple times throughout your day if necessary. If possible, add a
teaspoon of white pepper to the mixture to further ease your cough. Read
firms stop sales of hard-plastic baby bottles -- Bending to growing
public and legal pressure that began in San Francisco, six major
companies have agreed to stop selling hard-plastic baby bottles
containing bisphenol A, an industrial chemical suspected of harming
Gupta withdraws from surgeon general search -- CNN medical
correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta won't be the next surgeon general, the
Obama administration confirmed Thursday.
Vet Denied Gun Permit Over PTSD Care -- A Veteran sought to buy a
9-mm Ruger pistol for protection at his midtown apartment, the Omaha
Police Department rejected his application for a gun permit. The Veteran
had received counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder related to
his service in Iraq. While completing an application for a gun permit,
he responded "yes" to a question that asked whether he was being treated
for a mental disorder.
Gold & The Panic Phase -- "Cash is prescribed in that perfectly
crafted document called the US Constitution. Gold & silver are the only
forms of money that can legally satisfy debts public and private. That
near perfect document has also been betrayed, with even the last
president calling it a ‘mere piece of paper’ incredibly."
Chavez orders food giant Cargill takeover -- Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez has renewed nationalizing drive, taking over some of the
operations of American food giant Cargill.
Food stamp enrollment jumps to record 31.8 million -- A record 31.8
million Americans received food stamps at the latest count, an increase
of 700,000 people in one month with the United States in recession,
government figures showed on Thursday.
New study points to GM contamination of Mexican corn -- Genes from
genetically-engineered corn have been found in traditional crop strains
in Mexico, according to a new study likely to reignite a bitter
controversy over biotech maize.
Does New Zealand face the fate of Iceland? -- The economy is in its
worst recession on record, the current account deficit is ballooning,
the government faces a sea of red ink and credit ratings firms have the
country under the microscope - is New Zealand the sick man of the South
Magnolia Begins Fluoridation of Water -- Delaware's Division of
Public Health's Office of Drinking Water announced that the Town of
Magnolia will add fluoride to its public water system on March 11 to
comply with state law.
Fed Refuses to Release Bank Data, Insists on Secrecy (Update3) --
The Fed refused yesterday to disclose the names of the borrowers and the
loans, alleging that it would cast “a stigma” on recipients of more than
$1.9 trillion of emergency credit from U.S. taxpayers and the assets the
central bank is accepting as collateral.
UK: Motorist pulled over and quizzed... for LAUGHING at the wheel --
Mr Sanders had been talking on a hands-free kit and was chuckling at
what his friend had said. But the officer who ordered him to stop at the
exit to the Mersey Tunnel told him: ‘Laughing while driving a car can be
an offence.’ Read More...
Jesse Jackson Jr. Seeks To Insert Communism In The U.S. Constitution
-- "The proposed amendments sound like something that would be written
by Karl Marx or a politician in the old Soviet Union. These are some of
the dumbest proposed Constitutional amendments ever in the history of
this country, and Jackson should be removed from office just based on
the stupidity of these proposals."
Today in history March 5, 2009
1836 - Samuel Colt manufactured the first pistol (.34-caliber).
1845 - The U.S. Congress appropriated $30,000 to ship camels to the
1868 - The U.S. Senate was organized into a court of impeachment to
decide charges against President Andrew Johnson.
1910 - In Philadelphia, PA, 60,000 people left their jobs to show
support for striking transit workers.
1922 - Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee broke all existing records for women's
trap shooting. She hit 98 out of 100 targets.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered a four-day bank
holiday in order to stop large amounts of money from being withdrawn
1977 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter appeared on CBS News with Walter
Cronkite for the first "Dial-a-President" radio talk show.
1993 - Cuban President Fidel Castro said that Hillary Clinton is "a
military officers demand eligibility proof -- Military officers from
the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are working with
California attorney Orly Taitz and her Defend Our Freedoms
Foundation, citing a legal right established in British common law
nearly 800 years ago and recognized by the U.S. Founding Fathers to
demand documentation that may prove – or disprove – Barack Obama's
eligibility to be president.
VIDEO: The Daily Show: Mess O'Potamia - The Iraq War Is Over --
Barack Obama announces that everyone is coming home except for several
dozen thousands of soldiers.
claims letters hidden at VA offices -- A new report about Veterans
Affairs Department employees squirreling away tens of thousands of
unopened letters related to benefits claims is sparking fresh concerns
that veterans and their survivors are being cheated out of money.
seriously considering military action against Iran' -- Israel is
seriously considering taking unilateral military action to stop Iran
from acquiring nuclear weapons, according to a report by top US
political figures and experts released Wednesday.
Falling Currency Leads to Run on Stores -- Armenians rushed to
buy bread, butter and other staples on Tuesday and stores shut down in
panic after the government announced it would let the currency fall and
was seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.
Strip by Mike Luckovich -- The End is Near.
Artificial Night Lights Increase Cancer Risk -- Using various
statistical methods, the researchers found that there was a clear
correlation between levels of artificial light at night and electricity
use with prostate cancer rates. The next part of their analysis involved
the measure "amount of artificial light per night per person", which the
study team used to categorize the countries into three groups - those
with little, medium and high exposure to artificial night lighting.
Dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector -- The banks need another
bailout and countless homeowners cannot handle their mortgage payments,
but one group is paying its bills: the dead. Read More...
Tenants Wary of
Clustering of Homeless -- With the number of homeless families in
New York at near-record levels, cluster-site has quietly replaced the
costly and controversial scatter-site housing program that the Bloomberg
administration pledged in 2002 to wipe out.
– the Ultimate Barter Item -- You can easily store foods for
troubled times. If you are at all interested in securing a food supply
for your family, please don't wait. Get your supplies!
Container Shipments To North America Stalled -- Dr. Fu said the
worst of the global recession would be over by 2010, but only if the
U.S. government is able to solve its banking crisis and get the major
banks to start lending again.
U.S. Troop Brain Injuries Could Reach 360,000 -- The number of U.S.
troops who have suffered wartime brain injuries may be as high as
360,000 and could cast more attention on such injuries among civilians,
Defense Department doctors said Wednesday.
former FEMA trailers in Missouri deemed toxic -- Thirteen former
FEMA trailers in eastern Missouri have been banned for use as housing
because their formaldehyde levels are too high, the chairman of the
Missouri Public Service Commission said Tuesday.
Cedar Rapids police seek BB gun restriction -- Cedar Rapids police
want the city to ban carrying BB and paintball guns in public unless
they're kept in a case.
Is A Major War A Possibility In 2009? -- by Dr. Frederic F.
Transportation Secretary calls for more tolls, public private
House Judiciary Committee Secures Rove and Miers Testimony in U.S.
Attorney Firings -- In an agreement reached today between the former
Bush administration and Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.),
chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Karl Rove and former White
House Counsel Harriet Miers will testify before the House Judiciary
Committee in transcribed depositions under penalty of perjury. The
committee has also reserved the right to have public testimony from Rove
and Miers. It was agreed that invocations of official privileges would
be significantly limited.
readies military space station – launch coincides with shuttle phaseout
-- China is aggressively accelerating the pace of its manned space
program by developing a 17,000 lb. man-tended military space laboratory
planned for launch by late 2010. The mission will coincide with a halt
in U.S. manned flight with phase-out of the shuttle.
US Justice Department memos: the specter of military dictatorship --
A set of nine secret memos released by the US Justice Department Monday
reveal that in the weeks and months after the September 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks the US government began erecting the legal scaffolding
for a full-blown military dictatorship.
SV40 Cancer Foundation is setting up SV40 testing -- Currently, the
SV40 Cancer Foundation is setting up SV40 testing with several prominent
hospitals and laboratories.
Ted Kennedy to Receive Honorary Knighthood From Queen Elizabeth II
-- The honor was formally announced in Washington Wednesday by British
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, during his address to a joint session of
the U.S. Congress. PM Brown praised Kennedy's role in bringing peace to
Northern Ireland after generations of civil strife, and his decades of
work to strengthen health care and education opportunities in the United
States and around the globe.
private sector cuts 697,000 jobs in February -- U.S. private sector
job losses accelerated in February, according to a report by ADP
Employer Services that suggests hefty employment declines are on the way
in the government's payrolls report due on Friday.
Pandemic Would Catch U.S. Unprepared -- The U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services has concluded that the nation is unprepared
for the true effects of a pandemic such as that expected from avian flu.
can sue drug companies, Supreme Court rules -- Patients have the
right to sue drug companies when they've been harmed by medications
whose risks aren't adequately disclosed, the Supreme Court ruled today
in an important 6-3 decision.
YouTube: The 2nd American Revolution has Started - ( The Civilians
Military ) -- Rough language, but reflects growing sentiment. Check
out all the other "revolution" videos in the box on the right. Heeeere
it coooooomes! (Video about the growing threat to our liberty by Big
Russian scholar says US will collapse - next year -- If you’re
inclined to believe Igor Panarin, and the Kremlin wouldn’t mind if you
did, then President Barack Obama will order martial law this year, the
U.S. will split into six rump-states before 2011, and Russia and China
will become the backbones of a new world order.
YouTube: TV Show Predicts Next American Civil War? "Jericho" --
Media Spin Next American Civil War? Next Revolution..... Revolt, Protect
Treasuries Drop on Potential $60 Billion Note Sale Next Week --
Treasuries fell, extending the worst losses in five years, as stocks
gained and on speculation the U.S. will announce plans tomorrow to sell
$60 billion of debt next week as it borrows record amounts to spur the
Tehran missiles 'can hit Israel' -- "Today, Iran has missiles with
the range of 2,000km, and based on that all Israeli land including that
regime's nuclear facilities are in the range of our missile
capabilities," Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said
in comments carried by the ISNA news agency.
The Violent Overthrow of the Government by Mark Yannone -- Are you
ready for the violent overthrow of the United States federal government?
The federal government is. Do you wonder why? Well, wonder no more. The
greatest depression is just barely started, and all federal plans are
intended to deepen and prolong the crushing economic disaster. How many
of our 320 million population will have to be homeless or starving
before the riots reduce this country to a rubble-strewn war zone? Now
consider this: The concentration camps - Glenn Beck: "Concentration
camps are ready in every state"
Military may patrol bar zone in Barrie -- Police chief agreeable to
having army officers help his squad to curb weekend rowdyism.
DHS official who brought dead fish to office on administrative leave
-- A senior Homeland Security Department intelligence official has been
placed on administrative leave after an incident in which a dead fish
and white powder were brought to department offices in Washington this
month, according to two sources. Read More...
Pitchfork Time By Patrick J. Buchanan
Today in History March 4, 2009
1789 - The first Congress of the United States met in New York and
declared that the U.S. Constitution was in effect.
1791 - Vermont was admitted as the 14th U.S. state. It was the first
addition to the original 13 American colonies.
1794 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the
U.S. Congress. The Amendment limited the jurisdiction of the federal
automatically hear cases brought against a state by the citizens of
another state. Later interpretations expanded this to include citizens
of the state being
sued, as well.
1826 - The first railroad in the U.S. was chartered. It was the Granite
Railway in Quincy, MA.
1877 - Emile Berliner invented the microphone.
1917 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman
elected to the House of Representatives.
1933 - U.S. President Roosevelt gave his inauguration speech in which he
said "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself."
1952 - U.S. President Harry Truman dedicated the "Courier," the first
seagoing radio broadcasting station.
CITIZEN'S RULE BOOK NOW ONLINE -- Download and print for your
Great Chart for Food Weights & Approximate Equivalents in Measure
Items to Disappear First -- Listeners - BE PREPARED!!!
HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION -- Radical Change Taking Root!
Thousands of Mexican soldiers pour into the country's most violent city
in crackdown on drug gangs -- Nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers and
armed federal police poured into the border town of Ciudad Juarez last
weekend. The city - just across from El Paso in Texas - has been ravaged
by drug gangs. Just this month 250 people were killed there by hitmen
fighting for lucrative smuggling routes.
Dates on VA Claims -- In a newly released report, the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that management at the New York
City regional office had, for years, directed employees to backdate
veterans' benefit claims to appear as if they were being processed
faster than they really were.
Guard members may have been exposed to toxin in Iraq -- The West
Virginia National Guard is trying to track down 130 reservists who were
probably exposed to a cancer-causing chemical in 2003 while guarding a
water facility in southern Iraq. The move follows similar efforts by the
Indiana and Oregon National Guards, whose soldiers were also believed to
have been exposed to sodium dichromate. The soldiers were guarding
civilians who were repairing the Qarmat Ali plant under the supervision
of Houston-based defense contractor KBR.
Deadly weapons testing in Pacific Northwest -- The Navy and Dept. of
Defense on behalf of the military industrial complex will be expanding
its weapons testing programs in the P.N.W. and that will undoubtedly
bring about new environmental insults to the area. More aerosol spraying
of the skies, more microwave and sonar, more biological weapons testing,
etc. Public comments are needed as are phone calls to your reps. and
SOCOM: the covert army of the US -- SOCOM (US Special Operations
Command) oversees the various special operations commands of the Army,
Navy, Air Force and the Marines. It conducts both covert and overt
missions, including unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense,
special reconnaissance and psychological, direct action,
counterterrorism and anti-narcotics operations. In fact, SOCOM has been
the driving force of both the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan
since before both officially started.
down the tubes? -- Is a bankruptcy in the future for General
FOFOA: Bankrupt Economics -- When the dollar finally dives in value
it will be very fast and will catch everyone off guard. It will wipe out
state's debt, our national debt, and all other debt denominated in US
dollars. It will also wipe out anyone's savings which are in dollars.
And it will also wipe out paper investments denominated in dollars, like
mutual funds, pension funds, stocks, bonds, annuities, insurance
policies, Social Security promises, etc...
Vitamin D-deficiency crisis looms, researcher warns -- "It's quite
likely that chronic nutritional vitamin D deficiency puts all of us at
risk for developing debilitating, long-latency, chronic diseases,"
Wagner said. "Diseases such as insulin-resistance, diabetes,
cardiovascular disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases."
Vaccines as Biological Weapons? Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter
Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries -- Deerfield, Illinois-based
pharmaceutical company Baxter International Inc. has just been caught
shipping live avian flu viruses mixed with vaccine material to medical
distributors in 18 countries. The "mistake" was discovered by the
National Microbiology Laboratory in Canada. The World Health
Organization was alerted and panic spread throughout the vaccine
community as health experts asked the obvious question: How could this
1918 Influenza Pandemic, Vaccines and Flu Shots
toxic waste -- with vinegar -- Engineers and environmental
scientists at the University of Leeds are developing methods of helping
contaminated water to clean itself by adding simple organic chemicals
such as vinegar.
Glenn Beck Mentions FEMA Camps on Fox & Friends
YouTube: Lou Dobbs: Major Public Concerns Of Martial Law In The U.S.
Army gearing up 20000 in USA! -- "This is no conspiracy theory. Get
informed and prepared."
EU nations refuse to force members to farm GM maize -- EU nations
refused Monday to force Austria and Hungary to allow the cultivation of
Monsanto genetically modified maize, defying a call from the European
Commission, the Czech EU presidency said.
Medical journal reveals that 70 percent of drug decision-making panel
members have financial ties to industry -- The journal Nature has
published studies showing that 70 percent of the drug decision panels
run in this country are rigged with decision-makers who have strong
financial ties to the very drug companies whose products are affected by
Seattle Tea Party Pictures -- Across the nation on February 27th,
2009, conservatives and disillusioned moderates came out to protest the
massive government spending that has been defining the new Obama
presidency. People are mad.
10 Things Credit Card Companies Won't Say -- Many things can bump
your credit card interest rate into the red zone, but nothing faster
than what’s called “universal default." Read More....
Obama Lied To Gun Owners - Attack Plan Revealed -- As a presidential
candidate, Barack Obama deliberately and repeatedly lied to America's 90
million gun owners across the country when he insisted that he would not
try to take away anyone's firearms, the Citizens Committee for the Right
to Keep and Bear Arms said. Read More...
Obama & Biden chipped or wearing tracking devices? -- Obama, Biden,
and other “senior White House officials” are lojacked? It makes sense
that they’d be wearing/carrying something (or is it, as seems likely, an
injected RFID chip?) that always gives their location in case of
kidnapping, medical emergency, etc. Read More...
Today in History March 3, 2009
1791 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint.
1812 - The U.S. Congress passed the first foreign aid bill.
1845 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation overriding a U.S.
President’s veto. It was the first time the Congress had achieved this.
1849 - The U.S. Department of the Interior was established.
1849 - The Gold Coinage Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. It allowed
the minting of gold coins.
1851 - The U.S. Congress authorized the 3-cent piece. It was the
smallest U.S. silver coin.
1863 - Free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal
1906 - A Frenchman tried the first flight in an airplane with tires.
1908 - The U.S. government declared open war on on U.S. anarchists.
1910 - J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announced his withdrawal from business to
administer his father's fortune for an "uplift in humanity". He also
appealed to the
U.S. Congress for the creation of the Rockefeller Foundation
Congress Reaching For Soldier's Wallets? -- If the latest
"suggestions" (or shall we call it "Congressional Monetary Piracy"?) are
approved, active Duty as well as retired Military will face an
unprecedented increase in health care costs
BLACKFIVE: Options To Limit Your Benefit
Not Raise Military Community Healthcare Costs -- For years, the
military community has endured the broken promise of health care for
life in return for turning over life and liberty in service to country.
While military services recruited with promises of health care for life
in exchange for 20 years or more of service, courts and Congress itself
has consistently argued they had no legal right to do so.
wave’ of homeless students hits schools -- While the problem may be
worse in economically stricken regions like Southern California, where
foreclosures and job losses are taking a harsh toll on families,
anecdotal evidence suggests it is a growing issue nationally and one
with serious ramifications for both a future generation and the
overburdened public school system.
Dow drops below 7,000 for first time since 1997 -- The credit crisis
and recession have slashed more than half the average's value since it
hit a record high over 14,000 in October 2007. And now many investors
fear the market could take a long time to regain the lost 7,000.
Obama Kicks Up White House Entertaining -- The White House is the
place to be on Wednesdays. Since the presidency changed hands less than
six weeks ago, a burst of entertaining has taken hold of the iconic,
white-columned home of America's head of state. Much of it comes on
Raul Castro ousts top Cubans loyal to Fidel Castro -- Cuban
President Raul Castro's decision to ouster powerful officials close to
his brother Fidel raises questions both about who will succeed him and
how the biggest government shakeup since he took power a year ago will
impact U.S.-Cuba relations.
Jim Rogers - Terrific Interview -- Jim Rogers interviewed in
Australia explains why we need to face reality.
Vermont issues RFID licenses -- The Vermont Department of Motor
Vehicles began accepting applications for the enhanced licenses on Feb.
18 through its Montpelier office. The new card is voluntary and costs
$25 more than a standard license.
Do you want fries with your license? -- Missourians already wait in
burger-joint-like lines to apply for a new driver’s license. But they
also could choose from a menu of driver’s license options once they make
it to the front counter, under legislation on its way to debate in the
House of Representatives.
Nationwide Ammunition Shortage Hits U.S. -- Skyrocketing demand has
been emptying the shelves of America's gun stores. Learn why.
Experts fight H5N1 bird flu using smallpox vaccine -- Scientists in
Hong Kong and the United States have developed an experimental H5N1 bird
flu vaccine for people by piggybacking it on the well-tested and highly
successful smallpox vaccine.
Veterans at 'higher suicide risk' -- Young ex-servicemen are three
times more likely to kill themselves than their civilian counterparts, a
study has suggested.
Grow your own drugs: a medicine cabinet in your garden -- Botanist
James Wong raids the flowerbeds for cures to everyday ailments from
coughs to eczema.
Terrifying New Disease Reaching Pandemic Status -- Morgellons is now
reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. and abroad. Morgellons is a
multi-dimensional disease. Morgellons starts with relentless itching,
stinging or biting sensations. Read More...
Bush memos made public by Obama -- The Justice Department on Monday
released a long-secret legal document from 2001 in which the Bush
administration claimed the military could search and seize terror
suspects in the United States without warrants.
FEMA's Citizen Corps Partners With United States Power Squadrons --
With over 2,300 local Citizen Corps Councils nationwide, Citizen Corps
brings together and involves community and government leaders, community
members and organizations in all-hazards emergency preparedness,
planning, mitigation, response, and recovery. Citizen Corps and the U.S.
Power Squadrons each view community safety and emergency preparedness as
a top priority for their respective organizations and the general
Description of US Power Squadron
Ukraine risks unrest as ills worsen -- Bank accounts have been
now for the weather -- Controlling the planet weather modification.
Today in History - March 2, 2009
1836 - Texas declared its independence from Mexico and an ad interim
government was formed.
1861 - The U.S. Congress created the Territory of Nevada.
1866 - Excelsior Needle Company began making sewing machine needles.
1877 - In the U.S., Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the
election by the U.S. Congress. Samuel J. Tilden, however, had won the
popular vote on November 7, 1876.
1901 - The first telegraph company in Hawaii opened.
1917 - The Russian Revolution began with Czar Nicholas II abdicating.
1925 - State and federal highway officials developed a nationwide
route-numbering system and adopted the familiar U.S. shield-shaped,
1939 - The Massachusetts legislature voted to ratify the Bill of Rights
to the U.S. Constitution. These first ten amendments had gone into
effect 147 years
1974 - Postage stamps jumped from 8 to 10 cents for first-class mail.
Radio Broadcasting Pioneer Paul Harvey Dies at 90 -- Paul Harvey,
the distinctly voiced news commentator whose radio career spanned nearly
60 years, died on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2009 in Arizona, a spokesman for
ABC Radio Networks tells the Associated Press. He was 90.
Salute To Paul Harvey
Sascha Opel: Bull Market Just Beginning (for gold) - Gold is now
starting to establish new all-time highs in all those currencies --
The masses will slowly realize that no paper currency is safe in the
in HSBC shares suspended in Hong Kong -- Trading in shares of HSBC
Holdings was suspended for Monday's session in Hong Kong, pending what
the bank called "the announcement of a corporate action," as the company
was expected to reveal a pullback from its U.S. consumer lending
business. "We're in a lot of Trouble"
CEO of Blackwater Steps Aside, 'Worn Out' -- Erik Prince, who
founded security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and remained defiant
after the company became embroiled in controversy following a deadly
2007 shooting incident in Baghdad, is stepping down as chief executive
of the parent company.
Unemployment way up -- The recession tightened its grip on U.S.
businesses and consumers in February, according to economists, who are
predicting the largest one-month job loss in almost 60 years.
Is the California True Unemployment Rate at 18.47 Percent? -- The
10.1% Headline Number is the Highest Rate in Over a Quarter Century. 1.8
Million Workers Unemployed in one State. How Many are Partially Employed
or Have Given up Looking for Work?
Ireland Next? -- Is Ireland fated to be another Iceland?As Taoiseach
Brian Cowen announces tough measures for the economy, Landon Thomas of
the New York Times speaks to a financial expert who predicts that the
country could be on course for a catastrophic collapse.
to get even more money from the government! -- The government
unveiled a revamped rescue package to insurance giant American
International Group and will provide the troubled company another $30
billion on an "as needed" basis.
a good bank story -- Working Through Hard Times - No Wall Street
meltdown here - Evansville - At the Union Bank & Trust Company, the
bosses commute to work on foot, a bailout is still a quick loan to a
longtime client and the annual customer appreciation picnic is a pig
roast in a public park. Time to "bring it all home" and stop patronizing
the big guys.
Rejects Pleas for Eastern Aid Package, Bailout for Carmakers --
European Union leaders rejected pleas for an aid package for eastern
Europe and EU funds for carmakers, bowing to German concerns over budget
deficits as the economic slump deepens.
Allowed to Cancel Benefits for 15,000 Workers -- Delphi Corp., the
bankrupt auto- parts maker, won permission to cancel health-care
benefits for 15,000 current and former salaried workers, saving $1.1
billion as it tries to emerge from court protection amid falling vehicle
Laid-Off Lawyers and Other Professionals -- Most Americans (64%) now
classify themselves not as blue- or white-collar workers but as
professionals. And so as this recession hit, Detroit is having another
round of problems, but so is New York, San Francisco, Seattle and all of
the professional capitals of America.
Stocks Decline From Tokyo to London; HSBC, BHP Billiton Retreat --
Stocks in Europe and Asia and U.S. futures slumped, while Treasuries and
gold rose as Warren Buffett said the American economy is in a “shambles”
and concern grew that financial firms will need more capital.
Gives China Eminent Domain Over US Property -- Let's connect some
dots today to learn about the HIGHEST POSSIBLE TREASON that has happened
in this country. THIS IS AS REAL AND AS UGLY AS IT CAN GET.
Speech delivered in December, 2005 by Comrade Chi Haotian -- The
Following is the actual text of a speech delivered in December, 2005 by
Comrade Chi Haotian - the Vice-Chairman of China's Military Commision to
top officers and generals. This is a .pdf file.
Ron Paul-A Voice in the Wilderness No More -- At CPAC, Ron Paul's
critique of the monetary system and the Republican party is surprisingly
more popular than ever.
Maine Town Passes Ordinance Asserting Local Self-Governance and
Stripping Corporate Personhood -- The citizens of Shapleigh, Maine
voted at a special town meeting to pass a groundbreaking Rights-Based
Ordinance, 114 for and 66 against. This revolutionary ordinance give its
citizens the right to local self-governance and gives rights to
ecosystems but denies the rights of person hood to corporations. This
ordinance allows the citizens to protect their groundwater resources,
putting it in a common trust to be used for the benefit of its
Report Outlines FEMA Storm Failings -- FEMA spent more than $7.2
billion to house hurricane victims in mobile units, including travel
trailers, that were eventually scrapped after reports that formaldehyde
fumes affected occupants. Landrieu’s staff spent six months looking at
the national disaster housing policies of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
US Commission calls for mileage-based road tax -- The National
Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission (NSTFIC) has
spent almost two years studying possible funding models and claims that
there is a growing consensus to move toward a system based, “more
directly on use of the highway system measured by miles driven”.
CERTIFIED WIDE AREA ROAD USE MONITORING -- Certified Wide Area Road
Use Monitoring (C-WARUM) is a 100% private sector, global application of
intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies, principally
directed at improving travel safety, the administrative efficiency of
regulatory programs, and the operating productivity of the highway
transport sector. Such improvements would be achieved through an open
marketplace of confidential information services based on the
individual's monitoring of his/her own road use.
Clint Eastwood Slams Political Correctness -- "I don't want to be
politically correct. We're all spending too much time and energy trying
to be politically correct about everything."
Mobile prison cells will cage criminals on the beat -- Police will
be given mobile cells to target offenders in crime hotspots and shopping
centres under plans by the Conservatives to free up officers.
$1T IN TAXES IS HELL TO PAY -- Big government is back - and so are
big taxes. President Obama unveiled a mammoth, $3.6 trillion budget
yesterday that would dramatically boost federal spending almost across
the board - and pay for it with tax hikes of $1 trillion on individuals
and businesses over the next decade.
Radio chip coming soon to your driver's license? -- Homeland
Security seeks next-generation REAL ID.
Lawmaker warns of forced servitude under Obama -- New Hampshire
state representative Dan Itse, who is one of many lawmakers leading the
charge to assert state sovereignty against federal encroachment, has
warned that the Obama administration seeks to institute “involuntary
ALERT ON BANK RIOTS -- TOP secret contingency plans have been drawn
up to counter the threat posed by a “summer of discontent” in Britain.
Protest In AZ Against Obama -- These pictures are from protests at
Obama's visit to AZ. Did you see any of this on TV or in the papers? Of
course not! If this had been Bush it would have been headlines in every
major paper and the lead story of the 5 communist TV networks, (CNN,
NBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC). That's why we need to circulate this.
Worst drought in 50 years hits China -- Eight provinces in central
and north China have been struck by the drought. The most populous -
Henan province, with nearly 100 million people - is among the hardest
hit. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, 60 percent of Henan's
wheat crop could fail if the drought doesn't end in the next month.
paid off? -- W.Va. Justice Ruled for a Man Who Spent Millions to
Scientists develop new bird flu vaccine -- Hong Kong and US
scientists have developed a new vaccine against the H5N1 bird flu virus
which could be cheaper and more effective than its predecessors, the
University of Hong Kong said today.
Vitamin D Helps Ward Off Age-Related Mental Decline -- A study to be
published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychology and Neurology has
revealed that vitamin D could help ward off the decline in mental
function which usually accompanies old age. Its findings add on to other
recent studies which had also suggested vitamin D has protective effects
in this area.
Pineapple Has Many Benefits -- Pineapple is a remarkable fruit. We
find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor, but it
may be one of the most healthful foods available today. If we take a
more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple is valuable for
easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis. The juice has an
anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms. Let's look at
how pineapple affects other conditions. Read More...
Challenging 'USA Incorporated' -- Could this be an ominous shadow
drawing on the end of the United States of America?
Americans in Appalachia Are Living in a State of Terror -- "My
family and I, like many American citizens in Appalachia, are living in a
state of terror. Like sitting ducks waiting to be buried in an avalanche
of mountain waste, or crushed by a falling boulder, we are trapped in a
war zone within our own country."I beg you to re-light our flame of hope
and honor and immediately stop the coal companies from blasting so near
our homes and endangering our lives. As you have said, we must find
another way than blowing off the tops of our mountains. We must end
Revealed: Scientific evidence for the 2001 anthrax attacks -- KEY
forensic evidence in the US anthrax attacks of 2001 has been revealed.
The FBI had previously prevented the scientists involved from speaking
publicly about their findings in case this interfered with court
proceedings, but last August, after chief suspect Bruce Ivins committed
suicide, the case collapsed and the FBI lifted many of the restrictions.
This week, some of the scientists involved revealed their results at a
scientific meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
CFR professor reveals plans for military coup in 2012 -- During the
FIU New World Order Summit, a professor at the school named Dr. Mark B.
Rosenberg raised the concern during a panel session about the
possibility of a military coup taking place in the United States by the
year 2012. This was not theorizing, he was simply citing a study that
took place at the Army War College.