Rejects Bailout Package, 205-228; Stocks Plunge -- In a moment of
historic import in the Capitol and on Wall Street, the House of
Representatives voted on Monday to reject a $700 billion rescue of the
financial industry. The vote came in stunning defiance of President Bush
and Congressional leaders of both parties, who said the bailout was
needed to prevent a widespread financial collapse.
did your congressman vote? --
Here's a roll call of the U.S. House decision on the Wall Street
bailout...State by State!
Stocks crushed 778 - worst dive ever..$1.2 trillion lost -- Stocks
skidded Monday, with the Dow slumping nearly 778 points, in the biggest
single-day point loss ever, after the House rejected the government's
$700 billion bank bailout plan.
won't believe where that $700-billion bailout figure came from --
"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman
told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large
number." They made it up to be sufficiently ginormous to frighten
everyone into rapid action. And it worked. --Andrew Malcolm
Editorial: The Real Threat to National Security -- Written in Dec.
1999 by Dave vonKleist.
Paulson to Use All Tools to Protect Financial Markets (Update) --
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will use ``all the tools at our
disposal'' to protect financial markets after the House of
Representatives rejected his $700 billion rescue plan, his spokeswoman
Paul’s House floor remarks on the bailout -- Dr. Paul gave a quick
speech on the House floor concerning the bailout. Due to the nature of
the debate today, he didn’t have time to read his full remarks, which
were put into the congressional record and are featured at this link.
Brasscheck TV: Accountability? -- This is how they managed the Iraq
CSPAN video clip: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH): Let's Play Wall
Street Bailout -- A great video clip off of CSPAN of Representative
Kaptur's damning indictment of the insane Wall Street bailout proposal.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur speech September 28: Sounds Like Insider
Trading to Me -- This website has all three speeches by
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur during the month of September. Sounds Like
Insider Trading to Me is 3rd video on this website. (Thanks to Kathy in
UK conducts largest World War III exercise ever -- The two-week
exercise – codenamed Joint Warrior – is designed to recreate a scenario
in which Britain and other sovereign nations go to war against a
“state-sponsored terrorist movement” – using a vast array of lethal
modern weapons. Taking place between October 6 and October 16, it will
provide coordinated training for all three UK Armed Services, plus
forces from EIGHT allied nations.
New lyrics to an old depression era song - Buddy Can You Spare a Dime
-- Check it out!
When Corporations Spy -- "As the American economic house of cards
continues its epochal collapse, a viper's nest of state and private
intelligence operatives will be unleashed upon the American people."
Red Emergency: Survival Measures Required -- The Greatest Depression
has begun. Conditions will drastically deteriorate. We urge you to
consider taking proactive and protective measures to secure your future
before it's too late. BE PREPARED!!!
The Power Elite Playbook, Burn All, Steal All, Kill All! by Deanna
Spingola -- Burn all, steal all and kill all was the official policy
of Japan's imperialistic military and paramilitary groups like the Black
Ocean and Black Dragon societies.
Taxes could get sky-high with aerial technology -- A new high-tech
aerial photography system that can spot an illegal porch from 5,000 feet
is being marketed to tax assessors as a way to grow revenue.
Almanac Predicts Cold Winter Ahead -- The almanac's 2009 edition
recently hit the bookshelves. It predicts that at least two-thirds of
the U.S. can expect colder than average temperatures. Only the Far West
and Southeast should expect near-normal temperatures.
VA mishaps shake Congress' confidence -- A key congressional leader
says he has no confidence in the Department of Veterans Affairs and
would have pulled his own children out of the VA's human subject study
that used a drug with dangerous side effects that is being prescribed to
veterans with mental disorders.
New VA Rules for ALS Victims -- Veterans with amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis (ALS) may receive badly-needed support for themselves and
their families after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced
that ALS will become a presumptively compensable illness for all
veterans with 90 days or more of continuously active service in the
Deadly new strains of C difficile superbug on the way, warn doctors
-- SCOTLAND must brace itself for an increase in new and severe strains
of the Clostridium difficile superbug – and the infection could also
become more resistant to the drugs used to treat it, experts have told
The Scotsman. Now experts have predicted that cases involving severe
strains could increase further in our hospitals, while new types of the
disease are already starting to emerge.
Tamiflu resistance going to 100% worldwide -- Although there are
some pockets of H5N1 that are not Tamiflu resistant, many countries are
reporting frequencies approaching 100% including South Africa (129/129),
Cameroon (2/2), El Salvador (7/7), United States (2/3), Uruguay (6/7),
United Kingdom (1/1), Australia (25/26), New Caledonia (3/3), New
Zealand (1/1), Philippines (10/11).
now needs to vote on $700 billion market bailout -- Congressional
leaders scramble for support for unpopular rescue plan.
parachutes -- CEO pay takes a hit in bailout plan -- Golden
parachutes typically pay ousted CEOs three times annual pay, bonuses and
pensions and often include perks lasting well into retirement. They've
long been a sore point for investors at underperforming companies, where
many exiting executives have shared little of their pain. The draft of
the government's controversial $700 billion financial rescue plan
released Sunday makes it clear that CEOs of firms seeking the bailout
are about to have their pay packages capped.
Breakdown of the final bailout bill -- Section-by-section breakdown
of the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008," otherwise known
as the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill. 8 pages...just keep
clicking next at the end of each page.
Debt increased $200 billion in one week -- To find the total public
debt outstanding on a specific day or days, simply select a single date
or date range and click on the 'Find History' button. (Thanks to David
Deschesne of the
Homeowners Soon To Be Evicted By Chinese Police Under New Law --
Russian economists are expressing shock today over a new United States
law that will allow for the first time in that nation’s history the
police forces of a foreign Nation to have law enforcement powers over
their citizens. These powers are specifically being granted to China’s
State Security Police who operate under the Ministry of State Security
for the Peoples Republic of China by the United States as a precondition
for the Chinese Governments continued purchasing of US debt as the
Americans continue their desperate actions to avert their total economic
Antibiotics for Preterm Labor Linked to Cerebral Palsy -- Not only
do antibiotics not help pregnant women experiencing premature labor
without ruptured membranes and no sign of infection, they may increase
the risk of cerebral palsy in some children. Read More...
Illinois warns of E. coli risk from lettuce -- The Illinois
Department of Public Health is warning of E. coli risks from iceberg
lettuce distributed by a Michigan-based company. All reportedly ate
iceberg lettuce supplied by Detroit-based Aunt Mid's Produce Company.
Officials say there's no evidence suggesting grocery store lettuce is
Buffalo, NY, gun buyback yields 720 weapons -- Authorities in
Buffalo say they collected 720 weapons during a "no questions asked"
weekend gun buyback program.
YouTube: The Second American Revolution -- Great "common sense!" -
Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense," returns to modern times to pleas
for a second revolution to take back America, Now!
UK: Tests for drugs in tap water -- Drinking water supplies are to
be tested for the presence of prescription drugs amid fears that rivers
are being contaminated by the growing quantity of pharmaceuticals
flushed unwittingly down the drain.
Millionaire Suicides begin! -- The City was in shock last night
after the apparent suicide of a millionaire financier haunted by the
pressures of dealing with the credit crunch. Kirk Stephenson, who was
married with an eight-year-old son, died in the path of a 100mph express
train at Taplow railway station, Berkshire.
Gates gives $168 million for malaria vaccines research -- Microsoft
founder Bill Gates gave $168.7 million to develop vaccines for malaria,
part of $3 billion in funding announced on Thursday to tackle Africa's
biggest killer disease.
Going to the dogs: How Nature magazine featured Obama and McCain ...
with an unfortunate ad on the back -- In latest issue of Nature
magazine, advertisers placed there an image of two labrador pups - one
black, one golden, in an uncanny mirror image of the grave image on the
front...Obama & McCain! Check out the photo at the link.
A shattering moment in America's fall form power -- The global
financial crisis will see the US falter in the same way the Soviet Union
did when the Berlin Wall came down. The era of American dominance is
Tell the Truth About Obama in Missouri, Go to Jail -- In Missouri,
if you “lie” about Barack Obama the cops may arrest you. “The effort
appeared to be part of a move by the Obama campaign to block
advertisements to which it objects. The campaign also sent ‘threatening’
letters to several news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio demanding they
stop airing ads exposing Obama’s gun stance, according to the National
Rifle Association,” writes WorldNetDaily, never mind Obama is a
gun-grabber who claims to support the Second Amendment.
Wall Street Pirates Wont Get Unconditional Bailout -- Planned
profits for the elites, successive administrations set the stage for
current market debacles, bailout plan set months in advance, threat of a
depression from the bailout, Economy set to wither, Wall Street will not
go unscathed, a stampede to safety is coming.
Condoleezza Rice admits officials approved harsh interrogation
techniques -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently became
the first Bush administration official to admit that high-level
discussions of the use of torture had taken place in 2002 and 2003.
Senate Passes Bill Creating 'Copyright Czar' -- While we weren't
paying attention the Senate passed a bill creating a copywrite czar on
Friday. U.S. lawmakers approved the creation of a cabinet-level position
of copyright czar as part of sweeping intellectual property enforcement
legislation that sailed through the Senate on Friday.
the Presumably More Expensive Dog Food or Cat Food Can Save You Money
-- The truth of the matter is the discount pet food brand is actually
more expensive per serving than many of the highest priced brands. Yes,
you read that correctly. The explanation for this is found on the
feeding instructions and the ingredients in the pet food itself. Every
pet is different, and the amount of food your pet eats per day also
varies with age and activity level. But according to the feeding
instructions as researched and recommended by each pet food
manufacturer, you will probably be surprised at the cost per serving.
How Your immune System deals with Fungus, Yeast and other Challenges
-- Nature uses the microbe for the up building of life processes and
also for the downgrading or degrading of life processes. When our bodies
are laden with excessive organic debris, we develop microbial
populations and illnesses associated with these accumulations. We may
call it a cold or flu, yet these common illnesses cause us to stop our
body’s daily internal life routines i.e. stopping the influx of toxins
often result in stopping the expelling of the body’s debris. When we are
overrun by yeast and or fungus it gets much more complicated because
they produce toxins. Read More...
Pennsylvania turnpike lease-looks like it's dead in the water -- The
Abertis-Citi current offer of $12.8 billion for a 75 year
lease/concession of the Pennsylvania Turnpike expires next Tuesday Sept
30, and signs are it won't be extended. Last week a senior officer of
the two companies was saying that without movement on enabling
legislation this month, they were done.
wakes up, drinks her coffee only to find a bat in filter at the end of
the day -- She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to
clean it that night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible
Former Gallup Pollster and Founder of Survey Center Unveils Secrets and
Shams of Political Polls in New Book -- In the 13 years David Moore
worked for the Gallup Poll, he learned that media polls are not used to
uncover the “will” or thoughts of the public, but rather to manufacture
a “public opinion” that grabs the attention of journalists and can be
used to fill media news holes.
Rep Baldwin (WI) introduces bill to prosecute Bush/Cheney --
Prosecution Is on the Table in Congress.
New American - Revolution Break The Bank by Joan Veon -- THIS IS A
CALL TO ARMS-NOT WITH GUNS AND BULLETS - BUT WITH THE TELPEHONE, WITH
EMAILS, WITH YOUR SACRED HONOR AND PERSONAL ASSETS.
Documented, Proven Cure and Preventative for Cancer (Part I) -- This
article is about how you can prevent and cure cancer with a bottle of
flax oil and a carton of cottage cheese. As incredible as this may seem,
it is a truth that has been well proven and documented. It is also a
truth that has been vigorously suppressed because the cancer industry is
big business at its worst.
Training a Socialist Army of World Servers -- Obama's "Universal"
Service Plan - Part 1.
Goons Call Police Over Man's Questions -- Our student, whom we will
refer to as as just Brian, approached an Obama campaign table on Church
Street here in Burlington and began to ask questions about Brzezinski's
role as advisor to Obama. He also asked if the Obama supporters knew
about how Brzezinski was the architect for the Mujahideen, a.k.a. Al
Qaeda. Two police officers chased Brian down, ordered him onto the
ground. Read More...
Let's Play "WALL STREET BAILOUT" The Rules Are....by Rep. Kaptur --
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio - 9th District).
YouTube: Protesters on Wall Street (NYC 2008) -- They were gathered
across the street from The New York Stock Exchange, on the steps of the
first capitol of the United States, Federal Hall. (Incidentally, this is
also where the nuns were set up in the movie Ghost.) Crazy times on Wall
Street! Filmed on Thursday, 25 September 2008
Grandfather Economic Report series -- This is an INCREDIBLE report!
WHY WAS THIS REPORT PREPARED FOR YOU? Each generation hopes their
children and grandchildren will achieve more economic potential and more
individual freedom than prior generations. As a new grandfather I
researched economic conditions and education quality facing the
generation of my infant grandchildren and their parents, compared to
that faced by my generation when their age. The results are available to
you in a series of free mini-reports listed on the home page - with
Jim Rogers on the Paulson bailout -- Bloomberg TV’s Betty Liu
interviews Jim Rogers on the phone about the bankers plan to save
themselves from bankruptcy on Starting Bell. Betty Liu asks, “What is
your take on the Paulson bailout package?” Read More...
Way Out: Why Paulson’s Plan is a Band-Aid on Cancer By Andre Michael
Eggelletion -- Can the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department
resolve the current credit crisis by simply shifting the debts of the
banks onto the taxpayer?
The Revolution will not be Organized -- "The Revolution Will Not Be
Organized" Poem written by Jock Doubleday(September 24, 2008)
warn US Congress of cancer risk for cell phone use -- The potential
link between mobile telephones and brain cancer could be similar to the
link between lung cancer and smoking -- something tobacco companies took
50 years to recognize, according to US scientists' warning.
becomes biggest bank to fail in US history -- As the debate over a
$700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's
largest banks -Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight
of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market. The Federal Deposit
Insurance Corp. seized WaMu on Thursday, and then sold the thrift's
banking assets to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $1.9 billion.
WaMu Fails, Is Sold Off to J.P. Morgan
Bailout is financial equivalent of the Patriot Act -- "Decisions by
the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable
and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court
of law or any administrative agency," the original draft of the proposed
Bailout Outrage Races Across the Web -- The Internet is flooded with
angst about Treasury Secretary Paulson's proposed $700 billion
bailout—and inspiring old-fashioned street protests.
Five Dangerous, Disastrous Things About the Proposed Bailout and What
You Can Do to Help Stop It -- You can help stop the economic
hijacking before it's too late. Read More...
FEMA ice let to melt in Texas and Louisiana; truckers told to keep quiet
-- One trucker, who was contacted later by the newspaper, estimated that
$1.5 million dollars worth of ice was being dumped on the ground at the
Texas air field.
8 Generals Disciplined for Nuke Error -- Eight generals, ranging in
rank from one to three stars, have been disciplined as a result of the
mistaken shipment of fuses for nuclear warheads to Taiwan.
Those Small Baby Carrots In Bags -- What you may not know and should
know is the following: once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail
carrots they are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to
preserve them (this is the same chlorine used your pool) since they do
not have their skin or natural protective covering, they give them a
higher dose of chlorine.
U.S. farmers may face cash flow squeeze says officials -- Rising
costs for running a farm and volatile crop prices could squeeze cash
flow for farmers, making it difficult for some to pay back loans, a top
U.S. Agriculture Department official said on Wednesday,
U.S.-Funded Gun Suppliers Have Created a "Missing" Weapons Disaster
-- A million illicit weapons have entered Iraq in the past five years.
Now, "missing" guns are fueling conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere.
Aspartame Consumption Again Linked to Degeneration of Brain Neurons
-- High intake of the artificial sweetener aspartame may lead to the
degeneration of brain cells and various mental disorders, according to a
research review conducted by South African scientists from the
University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo and published in
the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Omitting cell phone users may affect polls -- People with only cell
phones may differ enough from those with landline telephones that
excluding the growing population of cell-only users from public opinion
polls may slightly skew the results, a study has concluded.
Oct. 1st Military starts Martial Law Mission -- Active duty Army
troops on the streets in the US starting Oct. 1, 2008.
Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1 -- Beginning Oct. 1 for 12
months, the 1st Brigade Combat Team will be under the day-to-day control
of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as
an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and
disasters, including terrorist attacks.
Terrified Congressmen-Constituents very angry -- Congressmen are
"peeing in their pants" over the proposed bailout of the plutocrats -
because they are being inundated by calls, emails, and visits from their
very angry constituents.
Out the Pitchforks and Lighted Torches: Protest at Wall St. This
Thursday at 4 p.m. -- Shock and outrage that much of the public
is feeling over this proposed looting of the public treasury. That,
hopefully, will change on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. when protesters
plan to gather (see announcement below) at Bowling Green Plaza, just
south of Wall St.
Paulson Bailout Plan a Historic Swindle -- Financial-market wise
guys, who had been seized with fear, are suddenly drunk with hope. They
are rallying explosively because they think they have successfully
stampeded Washington into accepting the Wall Street Journal solution to
the crisis: dump it all on the taxpayers. Read More...
DHS Claims Power To Read/Copy Traveller's Papers -- San Francisco -
Recently obtained documents show that last year the Department of
Homeland Security quietly reversed a two-decades-old policy that
restricted customs agents from reading and copying the personal papers
carried by travelers, including U.S. citizens.
Pentagon says crashed "drone" in Pakistan not from U.S. -- The
Pakistani military said on Wednesday a pilotless aircraft that crashed
in the northwestern region of South Waziristan had been recovered, but
the Pentagon denied any U.S. drone had been lost in the area.
Paul's Federal Reserve abolition act HR 2755 -- If you agree, call
your Congressman today...H. R. 2755 - To abolish the Board of Governors
of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal
the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.
Wine ingredient protects against radiation says report -- Tests in
mice showed that resveratrol, when altered using a compound called
acetyl, could prevent some of the damage caused by radiation, the
researchers told the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and
Oncology meeting in Boston.
Foodists Arrested for Trafficking Chocolate; Interrogated for "Cacao
Crimes" -- Accused of trafficking two and a half pounds of hashish
(which was really just raw, homemade chocolate), Ron and Nadine were
arrested, physically separated into interrogation rooms and handcuffed
to chairs. Read More...
warns 'entire economy is in danger' -- President Bush said Wednesday
that lawmakers risk a cascade of wiped-out retirement savings, rising
home foreclosures, lost jobs and closed businesses if they fail to act
on a massive financial rescue plan. "Our entire economy is in danger,"
Credit Cards Replace Small Business Loans -- As commercial loans
become harder to find, small business owners give in to aggressive
credit card marketers and get slammed with 30% interest rates.
Honda Makes GROOVY MUSIC -- A stretch of musical road in Lancaster
is grooved to play,"The William Tell Overture" when cars pass over it.
The musical pavement, designed as an advertising gimmick, has annoyed
some of its neighbors.
Experts say all kids should be immunized -- As the flu season kicks
in, federal, state and city health agencies are calling for all children
— not just the very young — to get immunized.
THE BLACKMAILING OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS By Joan Veon -- The
once manageable subprime crisis has mushroomed into a catastrophic
problem in which the Federal Reserve via the Treasury is demanding that
the American people pay $700 Billion to $1 Trillion to shoulder the debt
of Fannie and Freddie.
Ron Paul endorses Chuck Baldwin -- September 22, Congressman Ron
Paul publicly gave his endorsement for the office of President of the
United States. In his blog at the Campaign for Liberty web site, he
said, “I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.”
Morgellons mystery -- So far, Morgellons has two strikes against its
being recognized as a distinct disease: Hundreds of conditions share
many of its symptoms, and no one can imagine what would make specks and
fibers emerge from intact skin.
Gas shortage makes finding fuel a challenge -- Gas remained hard to
find around much of metro Atlanta on Monday morning, as lingering supply
complications in the wake of two hurricanes had many motorists driving
miles out of their way in a search for fuel.
Mad as hell - taxpayers lash out -- When asked what they thought of
the government's proposal, most readers gave an overwhelming thumbs
Ten Things You Should Know About Bush's Trillion Dollar Fleecing Plan
-- The Bush administration's proposal to bail out some of Wall Street's
biggest players with an unprecedented transfer of public wealth to the
private sector sent shock-waves throughout the nation. Read More...
Ron Paul - Don't bail out Wall St. -- Rep. Ron Paul says the
government's solution to the crisis is the same as the cause of it --
too much government.
Indian Spice In Turmeric Reduces Size Of Hemorrhagic Stroke -- You
might want to make curcumin part of your daily diet. This active
ingredient of the Indian curry spice, turmeric, not only lowers your
chances of getting cancer and Alzheimer's disease, but may reduce the
size of a hemorrhagic stroke, say Medical College of Georgia
5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt -- Aurora fifth-grader
suspended for home made t-shirt reading "Obama is a terrorist's best
Amtrak security, TSA show force in Northeast -- Rail passengers from
Virginia to Vermont were greeted by a heavy police presence Tuesday
morning, as Amtrak, the Transportation Security Administration and local
agencies teamed up for a joint show of force.
Highspeed Biometric Iris Scanners -- Sarnoff Corporation today
announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Research
Laboratory to develop and demonstrate a high speed biometric capture
technology solution for iris-based identification. The system will be
designed to be ruggedized for field use and quickly deployable.
Swiss Man's Prediction of 9.0 NW Earthquake Now Echoed by US --
Government officials in the designated areas urged to immediately create
evacuation plans for the predicted resulting tsunami.
NATO’s Doomsday Seed Vault in the Arctic -- As climate change is
credited as one of the main drivers behind soaring food prices, the
Global Crop Diversity Trust, the private organization which is
responsible for maintaining the Seed Vault, is searching crop
collections from Azerbaijan to Nigeria, allegedly for the traits that
could defend the world agriculture against the impact of future changes.
Traits, such as drought resistance in wheat, or salinity tolerance in
potato, they argue, will become essential as crops around the world have
to adapt to new climate conditions under forecast changes from Global
Russian navy ships head to maneuvers in Venezuela -- A Russian navy
squadron set off for Venezuela Monday, an official said, in a deployment
of Russian military power to the Western Hemisphere unprecedented since
the Cold War.
Paulson Plan May Push National Debt to Post-World War II Levels --
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's $700 billion proposal to stabilize
the banking system may push the national debt to the highest level since
1954, threatening an erosion of foreign appetite for U.S. bonds.
Hurricane Ike Causes Widest US Internet Outage Since 2003 -- The
power blackouts that followed Hurricane Ike have caused the widest
outage for U.S. Internet service since 2003, according to a firm that
tracks Internet connectivity. Internet connections in Texas, Ohio and
Pennsylvania were the hardest hit, according to Renesys Corp., but the
storm also caused outages in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky,
Illinois and Indiana. Surrounding states had scattered outages as well.
Analysis - J. R. Nyquist's "Financial Collapse and Destructive War"
09/19/2008 -- If the United States went bankrupt the following
sequence would occur: The U.S. government would lose its credibility,
the country’s currency would fail and imports could not be maintained –
especially oil imports. There would be shortages. But the sequence
doesn’t end with shortages. It doesn’t end with mere economic loss. When
the financial structure collapses, the national security structure
collapses. Then nothing will restrain the military power of Russia and
China. Read More...
Homeschooling Banned in California as State Turns Parents Into Criminals
for Teaching Their Own Children -- A California appeals court has
ruled that homeschooling of children is illegal unless their parents
have teaching credentials from the state.
Marines in Iraq Issued Laser Weapons -- U.S. Marines fighting in
Iraq have been issued low-power laser weapons designed to temporarily
blind enemy forces, the Washington Post reported Monday.
Mysterious US Marine activity at Islambad Marriott -- Marriott Hotel
has now become a ghost house which was yesterday the most beautiful and
prestigious hotels in the Islamabad. While the condemnation of the
blasts and the deaths and the loss of property is going on from all the
quarters, some intriguing news is also pouring in. Read More...
Pakistan leaders should have been at bombed Marriott -- The
Pakistani President, Prime Minister and military chief of staff were due
to attend a banquet at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, where bombers
killed at least 53 people, but a last-minute change of venue saved them.
Senate Boosts Funding for Laser Weapons -- In the fiscal 2009
defense authorization bill, which was approved Wednesday, the Senate
included additional funds for laser programs and a provision requiring
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to accelerate work that would make
directed-energy weapons operational in the near future.
Estrogen Flooding Our Rivers -- The Montreal water treatment plant
dumps 90 times the critical amount of certain estrogen products into the
river. It only takes one nanogram (ng) of steroids per liter of water to
disrupt the endocrinal system of fish and decrease their fertility. 80
to 90 percent of antidepressants remain in the water after treatment.
These molecules can have a variety of effects on aquatic wildlife.
Again, ozone treatment could destroy these molecules.
BATTLE PLAN FOR THE 50 STATES by Devvy Kidd -- If the states of the
Union do not step up to the plate come January and repel the destruction
of their sovereignty by the federal machine, they will become nothing
more than occupied territories.
The 50 Richest Members of Congress -- Check them out!
U.S. Still Suffering from Gas Shortages -- With an estimated 20
percent of the nation’s refinery capacity on hold due to Hurricane Ike,
retailers located in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions not
affiliated with major gas bands are experiencing gas shortages.
Exploding pyrex dishes -- More than 300 complaints filed by
ConsumerAffairs.com readers detail frightening stories of these dishes
spontaneously shattering during temperature changes, propelling scalding
glass shards and food 15 feet or more, sending some consumers to the
hospital with tendon and nerve damage and serious burns and leaving
others with property damage and, at the very least, a ruined dinner and
a huge mess in their kitchen.
America Reduced To Third World Status By Joan Veon -- Federal
Reserve leads bloodless economic assault, effectively suspending
constitution. Average Americans become slave to trillions of dollars of
Wall Street Debt.
MTV Martial Law Warnings -- MTV Warns us about Martial Law and
Concentration Camps in America.
Pennsylvania has introduced a bill to ban chip implants -- HOUSE
BILL No. 2374 Session of 2008. This act shall be known and may be cited
as the Identification Device Act. A person shall not require, coerce or
compel any other individual to undergo the subcutaneous implanting of an
its RealID card -- New York this week launched its version of the
“enhanced” driver’s license, complete with RFID chip and good for land
and sea crossings to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It’s a “smart way
to travel!” the state site boasts.
Swiss Man's Prediction of 9.0 NW Earthquake Now Echoed by U.S.
Scientists -- "It is incumbent upon all pertinent government
agencies and officials in the designated areas to immediately create
evacuation plans and to warn the population in the areas most at risk of
the possibility of a tsunami, so that they can make their own escape
plans for their families and themselves."
NASA to Discuss Conditions on and Surrounding the Sun -- NASA will
hold a media teleconference Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m. EDT, to
discuss data from the joint NASA and European Space Agency Ulysses
mission that reveals the sun's solar wind is at a 50-year low. The sun's
current state could result in changing conditions in the solar system.
Big Brother's cafe watches you eat in the Netherlands -- At the
university cafeteria, women linger longer than men over their lunch
decisions. Given a choice, they tend to opt for meat labeled "animal
friendly," while men likely will go for a new product. Cameras are
watching them. They study the influences on eating, how products can be
made more appealing, and how to direct consumers to specific — perhaps
healthier — choices.
US generals planning for resource wars -- It states explicitly that
the US military is preparing to fight continuous resource wars "for the
long haul". Read More...
A call for revolution from the Huffington Post by Larisa Alexandrovna
-- Welcome to the final stages of the coup...read more....!
53,000 Chinese children sick from milk -- The number of children in
China sickened by dairy products tainted with the banned industrial
chemical melamine has jumped to nearly 53,000, the government said
Sunday as it vowed to crack down on those responsible for one of China's
worst food safety scandals in years.
adds precautions to keep out tainted milk -- Although no trace of
infant formula from China has turned up in this country, U.S.
authorities said Friday they are taking added precautions to keep out
tainted milk products.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson: Hundreds of billions for bailout
-- The Bush administration swung for the fences today with an
unprecedented bailout of the financial sector that is expected to cost
taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars or more. It jolted markets
back to life for the day, but questions remained about whether the bold
effort would actually work.
Death toll from Pakistan hotel blast reaches 53 -- The blast on
Saturday evening shredded the hotel and triggered a fire that raged for
hours through the building. More than 250 people were injured, including
at least 21 foreigners.
Pakistan blames Al-Qaeda for hotel bombing -- Pakistan on Sunday
blamed Al-Qaeda linked Taliban militants for the massive suicide truck
bombing at the Marriott Hotel that killed at least 60 people and injured
more than 260.
Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Banned for Airline Pilots After Link to Auto
Accidents -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned
the use of the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix by pilots and air
traffic controllers, due to a study's conclusions that it could cause
seizures and loss of consciousness that may have contributed to car
Higher-tech Predators targeting Pakistan -- UNMANNED: The Predator,
built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of San Diego, is an
unmanned drone aircraft. It's 27 feet long, has a 49-foot wingspan and
can hover above a target for hours.
Nowhere to hide -- Killer drones that can see through walls.
Efforts to Halt the National Animal Identification System Head to Court
-- A couple of speed bumps have developed in rolling out implementation
of the NAIS, the joint effort of the USDA and big agribusiness to
legislate mandatory registration of everyone who owns just one livestock
animal. Two recently filed law suits reveal the frustrations of animal
owners over this legislation which they see as part of the effort to
monopolize American food production through the use of fear and
Iran moves closer to nuke weapons capacity -- Two years? One? Even
less? Opinions differ on how close Iran may be to being able to develop
a nuclear weapon, but concerned governments and experts agree the time
to stop Tehran is growing short — and the options limited.
Scottsdale speed cameras intimidates protesters -- Traffic camera
protest organisation CameraFraud.com claims that officials from
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, sent a speed camera van to videotape and
identify local residents attending a meeting to protest against photo
Lego Building Blocks for the Big Boys! -- It appears the Government
has new Lego building blocks to play with. Prison cells that are
designed to snap together to build a prison anywhere at any time to meet
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 -- Check some of them out in your
TruthAttack - spreading the message THEY don't want you to hear --
AMERICAN LIBERTY COUNCIL 2008 or Saturday, October 11, 2008. Click link
for more details!
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Converted to Commercial Banks -- Last
major investment banks change status -- The Federal Reserve said Sunday
it had granted a request by the country's last two major investment
banks — Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — to change their status to
bank holding companies. Read More...
Gold vs Dollar -- Ron Paul on the Global Financial Crisis.
ALMOST ARMAGEDDON -- The market was 500 trades away from Armageddon
on Thursday, traders inside two large custodial banks tell The Post.
Mate: South America's Health Drink -- More than a drink,
Yerba Mate (pronounced "yerba mahtay") has become a cultural
phenomenon throughout South America and its use is rapidly spreading to
the United State. Its benefits are obvious. In Buenos Aires, where
people carry their Mate with them throughout the day, the sight of an
obese person is rare. Known to South Americans as the "Drink of the
Gods", yerba mate is a hot beverage made from the dried leaves of the
Ilex Paraguariense bush indigenous to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and
Uruguay. And thanks to its caffeine-like content, the drink is a natural
Clover Blocks Neurological Damage From MSG -- Researchers
hypothesized that the natural mixture of phytoestrogenic isoflavones
found in red clover could protect the brain from glutamate toxicity.
Biotech Snake Oil: A Quack Cure for Hunger -- “Biotech crops must
play an even bigger role in the next decade.” Read More...
US Bank Derivative Exposure -- Chris Whalen at the Institutional
Risk Analyst asks an interesting question: How Much Capital Does a Bank
Need? The short answer: Alot. The longer answer depends upon the bank's
derivative exposure. Chris includes this handy chart to help you figure
out just what that cap need might be.
FDA Bans Imports of 28 Indian-Made Drugs -- The Food and Drug
Administration said that it was halting importation of 28 drugs made by
the giant Indian generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories because of
manufacturing deficiencies at two of the company's plants.
To Declare October ‘Economic Emergency’, Suspend Elections By: Sorcha
Faal -- The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB)
is reporting in the Kremlin today that the Bank of England has received
from the United States Federal Reserve Bank a ‘notice’ that President
Bush is preparing to declare an ‘Economic Emergency’ during the week of
October 5th and will further announce that the American Presidential
election due to be held on November 4th will be ‘indefinitely
Rate from Cancer Slashed 55 Percent with High Vitamin D Levels -- A
higher vitamin D intake can decrease your risk of dying from cancer by
55 percent, new research has shown.
The unknown 20 trillion dollar company -- They seem to have a
monopoly on what they do. In brief, they process the vast majority of
all stock transactions in the United States as well as for many other
Satellite images show ethnic cleanout in Iraq -- Satellite images
taken at night show heavily Sunni Arab neighborhoods of Baghdad began
emptying before a U.S. troop surge in 2007, graphic evidence of ethnic
cleansing that preceded a drop in violence, according to a report
published on Friday.
Mobile phone use 'raises children's risk of brain cancer fivefold'
-- Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises
fears that today's youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later
Treasury Seeks Asset-Buying Power Unchecked by Courts -- The Bush
administration sought unchecked power from Congress to buy $700 billion
in bad mortgage investments from financial companies in what would be an
unprecedented government intrusion into the markets.
'Tent cities' of homeless on the rise across the US -- Homeless
encampments dubbed "tent cities" are springing up across the US, partly
in response to soaring numbers of home repossessions, the credit crunch
and rising unemployment, according to a report.
Ammunition to fight cell towers -- People everywhere are waking up
to the RF-induced misery from cell towers - then they fight back and
How Many People Equal Too Many in America? Life Less Pleasant -- “If
present-day trends continue for centuries, the earth will turn into a
massive ball of human flesh.”
War Crimes Conference in Andover, MA to Live Stream On The Net --
Mark your calendars for this weekend SEPT. 13-14! A conference on plans
to bring high-level American war criminals to justice will be streamed
live from Andover, Mass., September 13-14. For more information, visit
the link! Our very own Dave vonKleist will be attending this
conference! The URL address to view the conference live or to view it
afterwards from the archives is:
tracking website --
http://www.stormpulse.com (Be sure to put your cursor over the
city you would like to view).
Houston: Forecasted Maximum Sustained Wind Data for the City of Houston
by Zip Code
excellent website for those of us located in the Houston area!!
PFC LaVena Johnson
-- In May of 2005. LaVena was assigned to the 129 Corp Support Battalion
and deployed to service a tour in Balad Iraq. On July 19, 2005, eight
weeks after being deployed to Iraq, she was mysteriously murdered at the
age of 19, eight days shy of her twentieth birthday. She was the first
woman soldier and the first Black woman soldier to die while serving in
Iraq or Afghanistan. To this date, the cause of her death is still being
The Myth of Posse Comitatus -- The Posse Comitatus Act has
traditionally been viewed as a major barrier to the use of U.S. military
forces in planning for homeland defense. In fact, many in uniform
believe that the act precludes the use of U.S. military assets in
domestic security operations in any but the most extraordinary
situations. As is often the case, reality bears little resemblance to
the myth for homeland defense planners. Through a gradual erosion of the
act’s prohibitions over the past 20 years, posse comitatus today is more
of a procedural formality than an actual impediment to the use of U.S.
military forces in homeland defense. Learn more...
homeland tours start Oct. 1 -- Helping ‘people at home’ may become a
permanent part of the active Army! Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the
1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the
Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal
response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters,
including terrorist attacks. A Must Read!
ND guardsmen headed for Kosovo -- In the largest deployment of its
kind since the Vietnam War, some 700 North Dakota Army National Guard
solders will be sent late next year to Kosovo to help keep the peace in
the Balkans region.
Pakistan army warns US to keep troops out -- The chief of the
Pakistani Army says his forces will not tolerate the US incursions and
will defend the country's sovereignty at all costs.
reject tolling PA/I-80 - Penn Pike's 9/11 -- This now opens the door
for a lease of the PA turnpike! This situation is really going to heat
up. Abertis Citigroup has offered 12.8 billion for the pike. Read the
FORECASTING YOUR WEATHER -- What meteorologists and the media are
not telling you.
Enterprise: Drugs affect more drinking water -- Testing prompted by
an Associated Press story that revealed trace amounts of pharmaceuticals
in drinking water supplies has shown that more Americans are affected by
the problem than previously thought — at least 46 million.
"The Reflecting Pool" is now available for free to view in its entirety
on Video Google -- "On the 7th anniversary of the Tragedy, we've
decided to share "The Reflecting Pool" with everyone interested in
exploring alternative views on September 11, 2001."
U.S.: Companies That Should Lay Off 10,000 This Year -- Several
large companies will almost have to cut employment. Most are industries
which are already in trouble. This is the 24/7 Wall St. list of
companies that will have to cut jobs, probably over 10,000 in each case,
to make ends meet or improve earnings between now and the end of 2008.
UK: 'Tens of thousands to be laid off every week' as UK falls into
recession -- Expect "a large increase in unemployment", and warned
that a "horrible surprise" could be just around the corner. The gloomy
assessment sent shares in London falling, and also weakened sterling yet
further against the dollar.
Infant formula from China tainted by chemical -- FDA officials are
urging U.S. consumers to avoid all infant formula from China, after
several brands sold in that country came under suspicion of being
contaminated with melamine, a chemical used in plastics. Officials said
there have been reports from China of babies developing kidney stones as
a result. There have been no reports of illnesses in the U.S.
Food Safety's Dirty Little Secret -- Congress is under pressure to
take up major food-safety legislation this fall that would offer
sweeping proposals for regulatory change. The country's appetite for
reform, however, is likely to collide with an uncomfortable reality: The
responsibility for food safety, as it works today, lies heavily in
Generation of Drug-Producing GM Crops Could Threaten Food Supply and
Devastate US Farmers -- A new generation of genetically modified
(GM) crops, engineered to produce pharmaceutical or industrial products
and ingredients, poses an even more serious threat to health and the
environment than older GM crops, the Union of Concerned Scientists has
Natural Remedies and Repellents for Biting and Stinging Insects --
Here you will learn the most common natural remedies & repellants that
provide fast relief and healing from insect bites or stings. Read
Honey Bees Not Healthy in U. S. or U. K. -- Western honey bees, or
European honey bees (Apis mellifera), are still weak, unhealthy and
continue to disappear in massive numbers.
US 'in need of rebellion' -- Al Jazeera speaks to Howard Zinn, the
author, American historian, social critic and activist, about how the
Iraq war damaged attitudes towards the US and why the US "empire" is
close to collapse.
Boy suspended for using broken pencil sharpener -- A 10-year-old boy
here has been suspended from school for having something most students
carry in their supply boxes: a pencil sharpener.
Holliston, MA: No bike helmet? Lose your wheels -- If you're young
and ride a bicycle through town without a helmet, you may end up walking
back home. Police here are looking for scofflaws and will snatch the
pedals from your feet if you've been warned numerous times but still
Geomagnetic field: when will compass fail? -- The recent trouble
with the ISS, caused by simple computer virus capable of stealing logins
and passwords for computer games only, was minor compared to possible
environmental changes that could make space flights impossible.
Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11? -- Much of America's
foreign policy since 9/11 has been based on the assumption that it was
attacked by Muslims on that day. This assumption was used, most
prominently, to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read More...
An Analysis of New Evidence...Olsen phone calls? -- Could Barbara
Olson Have Made Those Calls? An Analysis of New Evidence about Onboard
Phones by David Ray Griffin and Rob Balsamo.
Reflections on 9-11 by Cindy Sheehan -- Cindy for Congress sends her
deepest condolences to those who lost family member on 9-11 and anyone
else on this planet who have lost their jobs, homes, or lives due to
George Bush's tragic response to the tragedy of 9-11.
'charade' must end, Ron Paul says -- Republican Rep. Ron Paul of
Texas called on voters to back a third-party candidate for president
Wednesday, rejecting his party's nominee and offering equally harsh
words for the Democratic candidate. Paul will give his seal of approval
to four candidates: Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, Libertarian
Party nominee Bob Barr, independent candidate Ralph Nader and
Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.
PBS special on Ron Paul -- Ron Paul and Internet Politics
US-Pakistan relations strained by Bush's unilateralism --
President's admission of autocratic American action in Pakistan
jeopardises unified response in 'war on terror'.
Pakistan kills militants; tension with U.S. grows -- Pakistan
condemned last weeks U.S. raid and summoned the U.S. ambassador to lodge
The Shredding of The Bill of Rights in St. Paul -- Our
constitutional rights to freedom of speech, freedom to peacefully
assemble and petition the government (or the governing political party)
for redress of grievances and the freedom of the press were seriously
damaged by the police in St. Paul at the Republican National Convention
last week. Read More...
Illegal Immigrant Arrested 16 Times then Murders Three -- An illegal
immigrant who had been arrested 16 times by seven different local police
departments throughout Colorado was allowed to remain in the U.S. long
enough to murder two women and a toddler over the weekend.
Latinos flee Oklahoma; new law hits others, too -- Estimates
indicate that up to 25,000 Latinos have fled Tulsa County, and an
unknown number have left the state since Democratic Gov. Brad Henry
signed one of the nation's toughest immigration laws in May 2007.
(Mississippi enacted a similar law in July.)
Shooting Drill Terrifies Unknowing Teachers -- About 50 teachers at
a New Jersey school experienced a terrifying moment when a shooting
rampage turned out to be a drill, but the teachers didn't know it.
Human waste turned into fuel -- More than 90 per cent of materials
flushed down the toilets and sinks of San Antonio will be recycled, he
said. Liquid is now used for irrigation, many of the solids are made
into compost, and now the methane gas will be recycled for power. After
reading this paragraph, we wonder why we have E. coli in food...now they
have their justification for needing to irradiate.
US troops from one unit commit suicide in Iraq -- Sixteen US troops
from the a unit of the Airborne Division have committed suicide inside a
military base in Iraq, security sources say.
MAJOR JILL METZGER COVER-UP -- Remember the female Major who was
allegedly kidnapped in Kyrgystan?
Minister of Environment Appeals To Japanese Government For Assistance In
Dealing With DU Contamination -- According to a report carried by
The Tokyo Newspaper on Sept. 5, 2008, Ms. Nermeen Osman, Iraqi Minister
of Environment visited Japan last week to attend a UNEP meeting in
Kyoto, said in an interview : 105 sites have been found contaminated by
the DU shells used during the Iraq War of 2003, and she was to visit
Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and that of Environment to ask for
assistance in decontamination and health measures for residents.
Curcumin Tempers Arsenic Toxicity Through DNA Repair -- Curcumin,
the active ingredient in the spice turmeric is effective against the
harmful impact of arsenic according to a recent study reported in the
Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. Arsenic is a poison that
can be fatal to humans.
Growers Sue USDA to Halt Mandatory Chemical Fumigation of Raw Almonds
-- After having their organic almond businesses devastated by the USDA's
bizarre decision requiring mandatory chemical fumigation of almonds, the
almond industry is fighting back. Fifteen American almond growers have
filed a lawsuit against the USDA in an attempt to repeal the
requirements that all almonds grown in California be fumigated or
pasteurized. (Virtually all almonds sold in the United States are grown
The great honey drought -- Winter viruses and the wettest August for
years have combined to leave Britain's beehives dry.
Michigan: Lose your house, lose your vote -- “We will have a list of
foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those
addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a
telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to
make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.
Gov't officials investigated for sex, gifts -- Government officials
handling billions of dollars in oil royalties partied, had sex with and
accepted golf and ski outings from employees of energy companies they
were dealing with, federal investigators said Wednesday. The alleged
transgressions involve 13 former and current Interior Department
employees in Denver and Washington.
corn syrup manufacturers strike back with this website -- Get your
High Fructose Corn Syrup Quick Facts on this website.
& Freddie: Buying friends in D.C. -- The two mortgage giants paid
$174 million to lobbyists over the past ten years to ensure the
political climate would remain friendly to growing the mortgage business
- even as the housing bubble began showing signs of bursting, according
to a report by the Center for Responsive Politics, a watchdog group.
Freddie Mac spent over $94.8-million on lobbyists since 1998, making it
the nation's 12th-largest lobbying client, while Fannie Mae bought
$79.5-million of influence, the 20th biggest spender, according to the
Center for Responsive Politics.
Farmers See 'Mark of the Beast' in RFID Livestock Tags -- A group of
community farmers, some of them Amish, are challenging rules requiring
the tagging of livestock with RFID chips, saying the devices are a "mark
of the beast."
YouTube: UPDATED!!! 911 "Coincidences" or Synchronicities? -- After
first posting this video on August 24, I received an amazing flood of
emails from people referring me to other 9/11 "synchronicities" in the
popular culture. I could never include all of them in a YouTube video --
I've just added a couple of what I consider the most compelling. This
particular topic will only continue to grow over time.
9/11 Strangeness - Scorpions & Other Synchronicities -- A Google
search of the words - 9/11 coincidences in comics (unquoted) - reveals
over 76,000 hits. Read More...
Wall Street’s Fears on Lehman Bros. Batter Markets -- Only days
after the Bush administration assumed control of the nation’s two
largest mortgage finance companies, Wall Street was gripped by fears
that another big financial institution, the investment bank Lehman
Brothers, might founder — and that this time, the government might not
come to the rescue.
Ron Paul Speech in Sept. 2003: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Subsidies
Distort the Housing Market -- Take time to check this out.
Study finds errors in Pa. VA hospital treatments -- PHILADELPHIA -
Some 55 prostate cancer patients were given too-low doses of radiation
treatment at the local Veterans Affairs hospital in the past 6 1/2
years, and federal investigators want to know why.
Pa. health officials find 4 human West Nile cases -- Health
officials have identified four new cases of West Nile virus in humans in
Beyond the government's Waco cover story -- "Rules of Engagement" is
a full length film. If you think you know what happened at Waco, you
might want to look into it so you won't be surprised the next time
something like this happens.
'Zero' to be shown on Russian state television Sept. 11 to 30 Million
-- ZERO: An Investigation Into 9/11 will be shown to 30 Million on
Russian TV on 9/11.
Polish secret prisons -- Polish intelligence sources have for the
first time confirmed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a
secret prison facility on Polish soil. The admission comes after a
report found the CIA had operated prisons for terror suspects in Poland
Paul to Hold Major Press Conference Wednesday [Third Party Run?] --
Congressman Ron Paul will hold a press conference in the Ball Room at
the National Press Club on Wednesday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. Dr.
Paul will announce his intentions for the fall presidential election and
will be accompanied by several special guests. This event comes on the
heels of Dr. Paul's historic three-day Rally for the Republic in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, that drew over 12,000 supporters.
Evaluating the Security of Electronic Voting Systems -- Are your
votes really counted?
The 10 worst insurance companies in America -- How they raise
Premiums, Deny claims, and refuse insurance to those who need it most.
(this is in .pdf file format)
Top 12 Products You Can Replace With Lemons -- Those looking for
ways to both save money and improve their health should consider using
more lemons. Lemons offer a substitute for so many products that a
person can save hundreds of dollars per year just by switching. Using
lemons allows one to avoid dozens of toxic chemicals and to reduce the
amount of plastic in landfills and water supplies. Lemons also provide
an alternative to many "antibacterial" products that contribute to
breeding "super" bugs.
Scientists warn of fatal superbug 'epidemic' -- AUSTRALIA is facing
an epidemic of a drug-resistant superbug that attacks healthy teenagers
and can be fatal, leading scientists have warned. A summit of 350
international microbiologists will converge on Cairns today to discuss
the global health threat posed by resistant staphylococcal infections —
also known as MRSA superbugs.
Chemtrail Alert System Map -- Check it out.
Pricked for Profit: The Financial Ties of Vaccine Promoters to Big
Pharma -- In a shocking article from a mainstream media source, CBS
News, it is reported that some of the biggest vaccine promoters and
defenders have very strong financial ties to the vaccine industry, to
put it mildly. Just who is involved? According to CBS News Investigative
Correspondent, Sharyl Attkisson, three of the "players" include the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Every Child By Two (a group whose
main agenda is to promote vaccination), and a pediatrician named Dr.
Mandatory microchips for pet adoption -- In HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.,
starting Monday, every dog and cat adopted from the largest animal
shelter on Long Island will come with a microchip embedded in its skin.
It's a quick procedure that can help reunite families with their lost
More cameras on buses in Philly courtesy of DHS -- Using homeland
security money, SEPTA last fall began installing cameras on Broad Street
subway trains and some buses. The images are downloaded at SEPTA depots
at the end of each run, but SEPTA assistant GM Pat Nowakowski (above)
says that SEPTA police officers using laptops can wirelessly monitor the
cameras in real time.
GM crops 'the only way to feed world' says agri expert -- FOOD
producers will have little choice but to use genetically modified crops
to feed the growing population, according to US agribusiness specialist
Giant pyramid capable of housing one million people to be built in Dubai
-- Timlinks, which develops environmentally safe projects, has recently
published several stunning images of a giant pyramid titled Ziggurat.
The company also posted the information regarding the plans to
officially open the pyramid during the Cityscape Dubai exhibition which
is slated to take place on October 6-9 this year. The giant pyramid will
be built on 2.3 square kilometers of land and will be capable of housing
up to one million people.
Tyranny on Display at the Republican Convention -- One protester
told me by phone, “people have been pepper-gassed, thrown on the ground
by police who had drawn their weapons, had their documents seized and
their tattoos photographed before being taken away to jail.”
Under New Policy Students Subject To Breathalyzer Test -- MILFORD,
Conn. (AP) ― Milford's school board has adopted a new policy that
students are subject to breath testing for alcohol at school functions.
Under the policy, students entering a public school-sponsored dance will
have to take a Breathalyzer test. The policy has been adopted as an
effort to cut down on teen drinking.
RoboCops: Professional Policing of Political Protest -- In early
September, hundreds of protesters in St. Paul were arrested outside the
Republican National Convention by helmeted police officers wearing black
uniforms and full body armor reminiscent of scenes from the 1987 movie,
RoboCop featuring: "Part man. Part machine. All Cop. The future of law
Shocking Menace of Satellite Surveillance -- Along with
mind-reading, one of the most bizarre uses of a satellite is to
physically assault someone. An electronic satellite beam--using far less
energy than needed to blast nuclear missiles in flight--can “slap” or
bludgeon someone on earth. Read More...
French cabinet row over 'Big Sister' database -- An embarrassing row
has erupted within the French cabinet over a controversial "Big Sister"
database in which the intelligence services will store details on
millions of citizens, including their health, social life or sexual
VIDEO: The Secret Government - 1987 -- Bush Sr and his Handiwork -
Iran/Contra. The US sold missiles to Iran, bought guns with the profits
and then sent the guns to Central America to support to support a terror
war against peasants in the countryside there.
Worst storm in 48 years batters Caribbean islands -- Hurricane Ike
was closing in on Cuba last night after damaging 80% of homes on the
Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos, causing fresh misery for a region
battered by tropical storms.
Helena, Arkansas curfew pits mayor vs. ACLU -- Small Arkansas town
divided over whether safety trumps Constitution. "We are asking parents
to spend time with their children during curfew hours," Mayor Valley
says as he looks toward the camera.
tests of bisphenol A conflict with FDA’s findings that it’s harmless
-- A chemical commonly found in baby bottles and the linings of aluminum
cans “is of some concern,” according to a report released Wednesday by a
federal advisory program. The report found some concern that the
chemical could affect development of the prostate gland and brain, and
for behavioral effects on fetuses, infants and children.
New cervical cancer test beats pap smear -- A new way to test for
cervical cancer is more accurate than a pap smear and identified more
dangerous lesions, an Italian study showed on Tuesday.
Flu: It's coming! It's coming! CDC chief states flu pandemic is coming
-- Ready or not, a flu pandemic is coming, says Dr. Julie Gerberding,
director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Flu Vaccinations Aimed At Kids -- Lots of youngsters on your street?
Watch out: Flu may strike your community sooner and harder than it hits
the hip singles neighborhood down the road. Flu-shot season begins this
month, and for the first time vaccination is being pushed for virtually
all children — not just those under 5.
confirms sending warships to the Atlantic, Caribbean -- A Russian
naval task force from the Northern Fleet will go on a tour of duty in
the Atlantic Ocean and participate in joint naval drills with the
Venezuelan navy in November, a Navy spokesman said on Monday.
Iran announces war games plans -- Iran's armed forces will begin
three days of war games on Monday involving anti-aircraft defense
systems, Iranian media said on Sunday.
Cops strip-search 'loitering' pro-lifers -- "The truth of the matter
is that our clients were heckled, arrested, imprisoned, shackled, and
strip-searched twice for exercising their First Amendment rights," said
attorney Daniel Cox, who is allied with the Alliance Defense Fund is
serving as local counsel. "No excuse exists for how our young clients
were treated." The pro-life protesters subjected to the treatment now
have brought a legal action against the officers and town for violating
their Constitutional rights.
Officers Trick People Into Giving Up their Miranda Rights -- Police
discovered that giving the Miranda warnings had very little impact on
suspects’ behavior. Instead of remaining silent or asking for a lawyer,
most suspects whom the police arrested went right ahead and answered
questions, completely ignoring the warnings.
Chattanooga: Science flows ahead of cure -- Take a look at
Chattanooga's wastewater treatment plant with director Jerry Stewart,
and see what is discharged back into the Tennessee River. The science of
detecting drugs in water is so new that there aren’t yet reliable
procedures to monitor their levels regularly, let alone filter them out,
Mr. Watson said. “This is what we would refer to as an emerging issue,”
he said. “The EPA has no protocol, no monitoring requirements, nor does
it have a set of treatment standards to address pharmaceuticals in
water. There aren’t even any quality control procedures available to do
the testing.” Read More...
Vermont towns face possible cuts in road funds -- Funding for local
roads in Vermont could take a direct hit next year if state officials go
through with a plan to trim state aid to town highway programs.
Struggling transportation revenues are cited for the uncertainty.
U.S. drones kill 23 in missile attack in Pakistan -- Missiles fired
by U.S. drones killed 23 people, mostly relatives of a Taliban commander
close to Osama bin Laden, in a region of Pakistan near the Afghan border
on Monday, witnesses and intelligence officials said.
YouTube - Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early
-- Comedy - Mock News Story but worth watching: Embarrassed
Diebold officials apologized after one of their electronic voting
machines prematurely revealed the winner of our upcoming sham election.
Mexico Undergoes Legal Revolution -- Mexico is in the midst of a
legal revolution, and Cristal Gonzalez is on the front lines. The
U.S.-trained lawyer is one of a growing number of Mexican attorneys
putting judges, lawyers, investigators and clerks through crash courses
in justice, now that Mexico has amended its constitution to throw out
its inept and corrupt legal system.
Schwarzenegger could soon face recall -- As if Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger didn't have enough troubles with the state's $17.2
billion budget mess, now comes word that there may be a move afoot to
Has 761 Military Bases Across the Planet, and We Simply Never Talk About
It -- The fact is: We garrison the planet north to south, east to
west, and even on the seven seas, thanks to our various fleets and our
massive aircraft carriers which, with 5,000-6,000 personnel aboard --
that is, the population of an American town -- are functionally floating
Scientists receive death threats over 'end-of-world' experiment --
The scientists behind the world's biggest ever scientific experiment
have received death threats from critics who claim it could cause the
end of the world. Read More...
Protesters paralyze Bolivian highways, airport -- Protesters stormed
a small airport Friday and blocked major highways across eastern Bolivia
in a standoff over central government reforms designed to empower
Bolivia's indigenous majority.
Cause of Bacteria in Lettuce and Spinach -- The reason for the
occurrence of the bacteria is that the bacteria have a supportive
environment in which to develop. The moisture content, the possible
temperature variation and the use of packaging contribute to the
development and growth of the bacteria. Food scientists claim that
adhering to best practices in manufacturing and storage will help limit
the growth of bacteria. These practices include good manufacturing
processes and sanitation, effective control of temperature while storing
and distributing products, and limiting the shelf-life expectancy of the
The Continuity in Government Project -- The political infrastructure
for martial law in the U.S. is already in place. Apparently unsure that
the USAPATRIOT Act(s) and the Military Commissions Act weren’t strong
enough, on May 9, 2007, Bush issued a document doubly titled “National
Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51″ and “Homeland Security
Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.” This document supposedly outlines the
federal government’s plan for maintaining continuity in the face of a
Ron Paul Rally For The Republic 09/02/2008 -- Adam Kokesh once again
stirs up the patriots with his words at Ron Paul's Rally For The
MSNBC Drops Keith Olbermann And Chris Matthews From Anchor Chair During
Election Coverage -- After months of accusations of political bias
and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the
channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and
MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming
debates and election night. Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Matthews will remain
as analysts during the coverage.
Government takes control of Fannie, Freddie -- The Bush
administration’s seizure of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac is potentially a $200 billion bet that it will help reverse
a prolonged housing and credit crisis.
rally at Ron Paul convention -- While Republicans pow-wowed in St.
Paul, supporters of Ron Paul threw their own party in neighboring
"Freedom brings people together," Paul said before a sold-out crowd at
Tuesday's Rally for the Republic.
Secret Service confiscates books & buttons from Ron Paul delegates
-- As the Ron Paul Delegates were taking a picture in front of the model
White House inside the Convention Center, they were surrounded by Secret
Service which proceeded to search the bags of all the delegates. They
took any and everything related to Ron Paul including signs, buttons,
videos, slim jims, cards, even books.
wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind -- There is
another Mrs McCain who casts a ghostly shadow over the Senator’s
presidential campaign. She is seldom seen and rarely written about,
despite being mother to McCain’s three eldest children. Read More...
Activist claims unmarked police vans abducted protesters -- A
half-dozen representatives of the so-called Republican National
Convention Welcoming Committee met with the media in a St. Paul, MN
press conference on Thursday to condemn the widescale police raids and
arrests that have targeted protesters in that city this week.
US military trained Georgian commandos -- The US military provided
combat training to 80 Georgian special forces commandos only months
prior to Georgia’s army assault in South Ossetia in August.
The 65 mpg Ford the U.S. Can't Have -- Ford's Fiesta ECOnetic gets
an astonishing 65 mpg, but the carmaker can't afford to sell it in the
- Every Political Leader On Every issue -- Just click on a state for
a list of Governors, House of Representative members, or Senators and
Britain: Be ready for the week from hell...Rain-battered Britain put on
seven-day flood alert -- Saturated Britain faces a week on flood
alert after downpours caused death and devastation.
Cancer and Disease Fighting Plants of the Rainforest -- Database of
the many plants and herbs used by indigenous peoples of the Brazilian
and South American rain forests and it has information about historical
uses, modern studies, plant compounds, side effects and more for each
plant, as well as beautiful photos of each and every plant.
trend: U.S. courts citing Wikipedia -- The online "free
encyclopedia," written and edited by its users, has been considered an
unreliable source by teachers, authors, editors, patent examiners,
librarians and researchers. But now a judge has based part of his ruling
on a Wikipedia entry, Bender's Immigration Bulletin reported.
Chemical in Plastic Is Connected to Health Problems in Monkeys --
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have linked a chemical found
in everyday plastics to problems with brain function and mood disorders
in monkeys -- the first time the chemical has been connected to health
problems in primates.
Monsanto Successfully Intimidates Missouri Farmers for 'Crime' of Seed
Saving -- Monsanto Co. continued a string of victories over farmers
it claimed saved seeds from the biotech giant to use in subsequent
growing seasons -- a practice Monsanto has vigorously tried to squelch.
Solar and Wind Power Held Hostage – Again -- Congress has repeatedly
failed to extend the tax credits for renewable energy, which expire at
the end of this year. The gridlock is discouraging investment in
renewables and jeopardizing major solar and wind projects throughout the
CBP installs RFID readers on border -- U.S. Customs and Border
Protection will begin installing Radio Frequency Identification readers
next week at the U.S. Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., as part of the
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, officials said.
I was a government guinea pig, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt
-- What will the US government owe the hundreds of thousands of
Americans it will swab, prick, track and trace over the next 21 years,
in the largest children's health study ever? So far, the answer from the
National Children's Study is "not much".
Mexico drug plane used for US 'rendition' flights says report -- A
private jet that crash-landed almost one year ago in eastern Mexico
carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine had previously been used for CIA
"rendition" flights, a newspaper report said here Thursday, citing
documents from the United States and the European Parliament.
declines U.S. disaster team after Gustav -- Cuba politely declined a
U.S. offer to send a disaster assessment team to the island after
Hurricane Gustav, saying Saturday it would rather Washington suspend
restrictions on travel and the sale of food and other materials it needs
Fiscal Stupidity, Unintelligence in Federal Intelligence Agencies --
The Bush administration has found yet another way to waste taxpayer
money while providing huge sums to private contractors. According to a
survey of activities in 2007 by the Office of the Director of National
Intelligence, about a third of the federal professional intelligence
workforce now consists of contractors, mostly in the Washington, DC
Russia to create electromagnetic super weapon -- It transpired
recently that Russian scientists developed a generator, the capacity of
which is comparable to that of a nuclear unit. It is a genuine
scientific breakthrough, and it is already clear that the defense
industry will not be the only field where the new super device is going
to be used.
The Basics on the Foodfight Over Irradiation -- How can I tell if a
product has been irradiated? The FDA requires that irradiated foods bear
a distinctive, circular "radura" symbol and the statement: "Treated with
Poison In Your Stomach: Genetically Modified Brinjal (Egg Plants or
Aubergines) -- After experimenting with rats, goats, sheep and cows,
it is now the turn of Indian people. In a few months from now, if the
Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) of India has its way, the
first genetically modified food crop – Bt Brinjal – will be on your
Southern California meteorologist reports on chemtrails -- Chemtrail
GeoEye launches high-resolution satellite -- GeoEye Inc. said it
successfully launched into space on Saturday its new GeoEye-1 satellite,
which will provide the U.S. government, Google Earth users and others
the highest-resolution commercial color satellite imagery on the market.
9/11 eye witness "commits suicide" -- The Daily News reported
yesterday that Kenny Johannemann - a key witness in the WTC 9/11
bombings - recently committed suicide. Such sad news!!!
More war!!!! More $$$$$ -- U.S. says its arms exports boomed this
Check out this radar of the path of Hanna -- The Path of Hanna!
VIDEO: Great report on Ron Paul's convention! -- Ron Paul is still
hugely popular with grassroots supporters.
Emergent BioSolutions wins $24.3M to fight anthrax -- Emergent
BioSolutions Inc. has won a contract worth $24.3 million from the
Department of Health and Human Services to research an experimental drug
to fight anthrax. Rockville-based Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE:EBS),
already has Federal Drug Administration-approved vaccine that prevents
anthrax infection called BioThrax. The bulk of the money, $20 million,
would be used to complete the first phase of human testing for the
antibody-based drug, which is designed to treat people who have already
been exposed to anthrax.
Protesters charged as terrorists under Minnesota Patriot Act --
Prosecutors in Ramsey County, Minn., have formally charged eight alleged
leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee -- one of the groups organizing
protests at the GOP convention in St. Paul -- with terrorism-related
Bush To Criminalize Protesters Under Patriot Act As Disruptors --
So..."What are the rules of engagement for "disruptors?"
Ramsey County Charges RNC 8 Under State Patriot Act -- In what
appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota
version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have
formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with
Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism.
U.S. Food and Water Supply Poisoned by Perchlorate -- According to a
report by the Organic Consumers Association, a toxic chemical that is a
byproduct of rocket fuel is rapidly poisoning the food and water supply
in the United States. Known as perchlorate, this chemical has been found
in 93% of the nation's milk and lettuce supply in a recent FDA study.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine Calls for Storm Preparation -- Governor
Kaine on Thursday declared a state of emergency, which authorizes state
agencies to identify and preposition resources for quick response
wherever they are needed in Virginia.
Merck suspends lobbying for HPV vaccine -- Merck & Co. is
immediately suspending its lobbying campaign to persuade state
legislatures to mandate that adolescent girls get the company's new
vaccine against cervical cancer as a requirement for school attendance,
the company said late Tuesday.
Child vaccination rates hit record levels -- U.S. toddlers got the
recommended vaccinations against childhood diseases at record levels in
2007, federal health officials said on Thursday, as they urged parents
to continue to trust vaccine safety.
FEMA to cover hotel costs for some Gustav evacuees -- Victims of
Hurricane Gustav who can't return to their homes over the next month
because of storm damage or power outages can have their hotel costs
covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials said
Troopers with Taser forced to kill emu on Pennsylvania turnpike --
State police say they had to use a Taser on an emu, which died, because
the flightless bird presented a danger on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Amy Goodman: Why We Were Falsely Arrested -- Government crackdowns
on journalists are a true threat to democracy.
Northrop in electric blaster cannon milestone -- Company blaster
cannon execs believe that the first tests at combat power - 100
kilowatts - will take place as planned by the end of this year.
Australian is arrested for .....Burping? -- BURPING in the police
station has landed a Tully man in hot water. A 19 year old was charged
with being a public nuisance on Monday, minutes after he allegedly
burped in the face of an administrative assistant at the front counter.
How RFID Tags Could Be Used to Track Unsuspecting People -- If you
live in a state bordering Canada or Mexico, you may soon be given an
opportunity to carry a very high tech item: a remotely readable driver’s
license. Designed to identify U.S. citizens as they approach the
nation’s borders, the cards are being promoted by the Department of
Homeland Security as a way to save time and simplify border crossings.
Spy satellites could analyse shadows from space to help identify
terrorists -- Spy satellites could soon be able to identify a person
from space, by analysing the way their shadow moves.
Freak hailstorm turns part of tropical Kenya white -- A huge
hailstorm turned parts of central Kenya white, thrilling residents most
of whom had never experienced such conditions, officials said on
Ways to Reduce Plastic Consumption -- Read ways to Reduce Plastic in
the Spinach, Hold the Lettuce - the FDA Wants to Nuke Our Veggies --
The FDA has just announced that food producers may now start zapping
lettuce and spinach with just enough ionizing radiation to kill E. coli.
Some Stupid news: The IRS lacks secure Web servers -- Unauthorized
and insecure Web servers connect to the Internal Revenue Service’s
network, which puts the agency’s computers and entire network at risk of
unauthorized access to taxpayer and personally identifiable information,
the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in a recent
September Surprise -- Get ready for it…by Justin Raimondo.
Redux -- Some interesting comments on military & blackwater in this
VIDEO: Kohl's Department Store -- Be sure to listen carefully to the
words - "It's time for a Love Revolution - it's time for a new
Constitution" ( A BIG thank you to
Sheryl from Ohio)
VIDEO: Sarah Palin's speech before the GOP Convention -- Vice
Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) at the Republican
Rense.com Now Under Severe, Routine Attack -- "We are being
regularly hacked and taken down by the dark side. We cannot trace the
exact point of origin but these are highest level ops...of that there is
Is Hanna More Weather Control? -- Check out the article. Could all
of these be indicators of a sophisticated attempt to steer, strengthen
or weaken the storm?
Hurricane Hanna: Evacuating Charleston, South Carolina -- What to Do
in the Event of a Mandatory Evacuation of Charleston.
Savannah May Face Evacuation Ahead Of Hanna -- Hurricane Hanna is
estimated to hit the South Carolina-Georgia border area Friday, with the
eye of the storm passing over Savannah.
Vytorin Linked to Cancer; Prominent Medical Journal Reverses Stance
-- In an unprecedented change of posture, the New England Journal of
Medicine has reversed itself on the issue of whether Vytorin causes
cancer. In the initial release of data back in July, NEJM stood by Merck
and Schering-Plough, who hired an Oxford consultant to rule that a 50%
statistically significant increased risk of cancer was by chance.
Huge Ice Shelf Breaks Loose in Canada -- A chunk of ice shelf nearly
the size of Manhattan has broken away from Ellesmere Island in Canada's
northern Arctic, another dramatic indication of how warmer temperatures
are changing the polar frontier, scientists said Wednesday.
Clones' Offspring May Be In Food Supply says FDA -- Food and milk
from the offspring of cloned animals may have entered the U.S. food
supply, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, but it would be impossible
to know because there is no difference between cloned and conventional
confirms incursion into Pakistan -- American forces conducted a raid
inside Pakistan on Wednesday, a senior U.S. military official said, in
the first known foreign ground assault against a suspected Taliban
haven. Pakistan's government condemned the action, saying it killed at
least 15 people.
Over 300 arrested at RNC -- Two days into the Republican National
Convention (RNC), more than 300 people have been arrested, including at
least 120 people for felonies -- mostly the notoriously vague charge,
'conspiracy to riot.'
Ron Paul holds counter-convention -- His 'Rally for the Republic'
draws as many as 12,000 disillusioned Republicans and independents,
Locust Grove E. coli Outbreak Largest Of It's Kind -- (TULSA, Okla.)
September 3 - More than 200 people are now confirmed sick with the E.
coli infection. Right now investigators are still trying to figure out
the exact source of the outbreak. It is now considered the largest
outbreak of the particular strain in U.S. history. And the big question
on everyone's mind is where did this come from?
Pre-packed salad 'will lead to increased food poisoning'-- The
increasing popularity of supermarket sold pre-packed salad could lead to
a rise in food poisoning, scientists warned today.
Canadians searching for '9/11 truth' -- About 10 members of the
so-called Vancouver 9/11 Truth Society rolled into Winnipeg yesterday on
a small bus while en route from the West Coast to Ottawa to try to push
Canadian authorities to launch a new, independent probe of the World
Trade Center catastrophe.
Deputies taser mentally ill inmate twice in court -- Broward County
deputies shocked a mentally ill inmate with Tasers in court after the
man asked deputies for a few minutes to catch his breath before he was
led from the courtroom.
California Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Farmers Against Monsanto
Lawsuits -- EXTRACT: Currently, farmers with crops that become
contaminated by patented seeds or pollen have been the target of
harassing lawsuits brought by biotech patent holders, particularly
Monsanto. - California Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Farmers
Against Monsanto Lawsuits. First State Bill Regarding Genetically
Engineered Crops Awaits Governor's Signature.
Sudden death after arrest may be new syndrome -- Young men who die
suddenly after being arrested by the police may be victims of a new
syndrome similar to one that kills some wild animals when they are
captured, Spanish researchers said on Tuesday.
$1 million 'smart' surveillance system to deter crime -- In all, the
Senate Appropriations Committee has approved more than $2 million for
police surveillance in Pennsylvania. Besides the county money, the
funding bill includes $250,000 to put 53 cameras in Pittsburgh, and
similar projects for cameras in Allentown, Williamsport and York.
Bell Labs exits chip research -- Bell Labs confirmed Friday (Aug.
29) that it is exiting the chip researcher business. For the last six
years, since Bell Labs spun off its semiconductor business, its material
sciences and device physics research group has been in decline. The only
remnant left is a small group studying quantum computation, high-speed
electronics and nanotechnology.
RFID security flaws are found in FasTrak -- An East Bay computer
security expert is revealing vulnerabilities within the FasTrak program.
He says flaws with its technology mean easy access for hackers. The
security flaws can be found inside the transponders themselves, which
means the hundreds of thousands who use them are potentially at risk.
Update: Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole
Salazar Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC -- Democracy Now! host
Amy Goodman and producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar have
all been released from police custody in St. Paul following their
illegal arrest by Minneapolis Police on Monday afternoon.
County officials warn Virginia Tech students not to register to vote or
face the consequences -- “The Code of Virginia states that a student
must declare a legal residence in order to register. A legal residence
can be either a student’s permanent address from home or their current
college residence. By making Montgomery County your permanent residence,
you have declared your independence from your parents and can no longer
be claimed as a dependent on their income tax filings — check with your
tax professional. If you have a scholarship attached to your former
residence, you could lose this funding. And, if you change
your registration to Montgomery County, Virginia Code requires you to
change your driver’s license and car registration to your present
address within 30 days.” Read More...
19-square-mile ice sheet breaks loose in Canada -- A chunk of ice
shelf nearly the size of Manhattan has broken away from Ellesmere Island
in Canada's northern Arctic, another dramatic indication of how warmer
temperatures are changing the polar frontier, scientists said Wednesday
Google maps-things you aren't allowed to see -- Scroll down a bit on
this page to see the 51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps.
Homeland seizures border on fascism -- A growing number of
international travelers have complained about missing laptops, cell
phones and other digital devices that wound up being confiscated by the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, under U.S. Customs and Border
Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read More...
EU attempting to destroy Habeas Corpus -- British citizens could be
convicted in their absence by foreign courts for traffic, credit card or
other criminal offences under plans approved in principle by the
Evacuation of Georgia coast could begin Wednesday -- Voluntary
evacuations of Georgia’s barrier islands and low-lying coastal areas
could start as early as Wednesday, with Tropical Storm Hanna
gathering force over the Bahamas.
Ron Paul Supporters Rally in Minneapolis -- Numerous supporters of
Texas Rep. Ron Paul attended an alternative convention in Minneapolis
Tuesday. The "Rally for the Republic" was held to show support for Paul,
who has been essentially shut out of his own party's convention in St.
NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK -- The Outstanding Public Debt as of 04 Sep 2008
at 10:52:20 AM GMT is: 9,670,784,644,592.79.
Stanford's "autonomous" helicopters teach themselves to fly --
Stanford computer scientists have developed an artificial intelligence
system that enables robotic helicopters to teach themselves to fly
difficult stunts by watching other helicopters perform the same
US monitors new storms after Gustav hits Gulf coast -- US officials
were keeping a close eye Tuesday on three tropical storms posing
potential threats after deadly Hurricane Gustav battered the US Gulf
Louisiana: Power out and thousands turned back at checkpoints --
While this city licked its wounds and its leaders spent the day figuring
out how to return life to normal as quickly as possible, many of
Louisiana's other communities remain in the dark. Literally. Across the
state, more than 1 million people were without electricity, which meant
gas stations were unable to pump fuel, ATMs could not dispense money and
restaurants could not open to feed people still unable to return home.
Communication was made difficult by spotty cellular and Internet
Another Alternative Energy Inventor Killed? By Benjamin Fulford -- A
man by the name of Stefan Nystrom invented a way to generate energy from
ocean waves that he claims would cost 5% of what coal energy does. This
article is a tribute to a man who has probably been killed by
mercenaries hired by the oil industry, and make sure that prototypes are
Evacuees kept at bay by checkpoints in New Orleans -- The road back
home for the estimated 2 million Hurricane Gustav evacuees was slow
going, as those trying to filter into the coast were greeted by police
checkpoints and U.S. National Guardsmen who told them it was still too
dangerous to return.
VIDEO: Mythbusters Gagged: Credit Card Companies Kill Episode Exposing
RFID Security Flaws -- Credit card companies successfully nixed a
Mythbusters segment exposing RFID's security flaws, according to Arbiter
of Truth and Mythbusters co-host, Adam Savage. Despite increasingly
widespread use in passports and credit cards, radio-frequency
identification is notoriously insecure. Hackers have successfully
hijacked RFID-enabled credit cards from almost 70-feet away. Read
VIDEO: Brasscheck TV: The Great Amnesia -- How we became slaves to
Is the End of Unlimited Internet Near? -- Comcast, Frontier and Time
Warner Cable Are Moving Toward Imposing Internet Usage Caps.
Minnesota Monster Mash: Police-State Zombies in a Dead Republic --
Glenn Greenwald tells a harrowing tale of police-state tactics in
Minneapolis, with armed security forces conducting Baghdad-like raids on
the houses of activists, terrorizing many and arresting some for thought
crimes -- such as "planning to cause a riot" -- and other bogus charges.
Gonzales won't face charges for mishandling info -- The Justice
Department refused to prosecute former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
for improperly — and possibly illegally — storing in his office and home
classified information about two of the Bush administration's most
sensitive counterterrorism efforts.
Putin vows 'an answer' to NATO ships near Georgia -- Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will respond calmly to an
increase in NATO ships in the Black Sea in the aftermath of the short
war with Georgia, but promised that "there will be an answer."
Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines --
The bottom line: the rate of deaths in Florida caused by prescription
drugs is over three times as high as the rate of deaths caused by all
illicit drugs combined.
Columbia University Has No Right to My Land -- In the Fifth
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the government is permitted to take
private property only for "public use." Now Columbia university wants
land owned by a family for almost 30 years. Another example of eminent
Real ID Laws Are a National Catastrophe -- Pennsylvania is poised to
join 11 other states that have passed laws rejecting the federal Real ID
Act. Many more have objected to it.
Federal Court Rules Against Bush Administration’s Subversion of
California’s Medical Marijuana Laws -- For the first time, a court
has recognized that a concerted effort by the federal government to
sabotage state medical marijuana laws violates the U.S. Constitution.
While California’s landmark 1996 medical marijuana law has mostly been
upheld by the state’s courts, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s unfavorable
ruling in 2005 it appeared the sun may have been setting on medical
marijuana reform in the federal courts.
Coca-Cola buys Chinese juice maker for $2.5 billion -- Coca-Cola Co
(KO.N) will pay $2.5 billion for Chinese juice maker Huiyuan (1886.HK),
triple its value, strengthening the world's leading drinks maker's hold
on a booming market in the biggest foreign takeover in China.
Crops in U.S. Under Siege From Unknown Bacterium -- Citrus greening
is blazing through the Florida citrus groves like wildfire. Scientists
don't know how long it will take to find a treatment or cure for this
contagious bacterial disease. One scenario projects that within nine to
ten years, all the citrus trees currently in the ground will be dead.
Court bars meatpacker tests for mad cow -- The Agriculture
Department is within bounds to bar meatpackers from testing slaughter
cattle for mad cow disease, a U.S. Court of Appeals panel said in a 2-1
ruling on Friday.
U.S. Navy backs off deployment in tense Georgian port -- The United
States scuttled its plan to sail humanitarian aid into Georgia's main
seaport Wednesday as Russia denounced the deployment and sent a naval
task force into the waters off nearby Abkhazia.
Alarm as nurse and dog are treated for bovine TB -- A veterinary
nurse and her dog have contracted bovine TB, raising fears that the high
level of disease in some parts of the country could spread to more
humans and pets.
Mekong birds duck away from avian flu -- The Government is urging
farmers to switch from raising free-range ducks, offering them
incentives to incorporate bio-safety measures to help prevent another
H5N1epidemic. Thien Ly reports.
Suspected U.S. troops kill 20 in Pakistan attack -- Suspected U.S.
commandos from Afghanistan killed 20 people, including women and
children, in a pre-dawn raid inside Pakistan, officials said, an attack
branded as an assault on the nation's sovereignty.
Secondhand shops now often are first choice -- Many consumers are
making money by raiding their closets to sell clothes on consignment,
creating deals for strapped shoppers.
Iranian Trump Card. Russia Can Take Control of Persian Gulf -- The
recognition of South Ossetia's and Abkhazia's independence by Russia is
a timely step to protect these republics from new Georgian aggression.
However, taking into account the United States' plans to expedite
Georgia's and Ukraine's accession to the NATO military-political bloc,
the situation near the Russian border remains alarming. Read More...
The Old Farmer's Almanac: bitter cold and lots of snow on the way for
08-09 -- Be sure to check out this cool website.
Police raid activist hub in Berkeley -- UC Berkeley campus police,
FBI agents, and an Alameda County sheriff raided the Long Haul Infoshop
Wednesday morning (Aug. 27) with guns drawn, seizing all computers and
Orleans largely spared Gustav's wrath -- About 1 million lose
electricity as storm devastates parts of Cajun country!
Millimeter wave scan machine at Denver Airport -- "I snapped this
photo of a passive millimeter wave scan machine set up in the main
entrance hall at Denver International Airport on Friday evening." The
machine was swiveling back and forth, searching people who didn't even
know they were being scanned. I'm sure some of the people scanned
weren't passengers; they were simply coming to pick up or drop off
friends and relatives.
Mythbusters Gagged: Credit Card Companies Kill Episode Exposing RFID
Security Flaws -- Credit card companies successfully nixed a
Mythbusters segment exposing RFID's security flaws, according to Arbiter
of Truth and Mythbusters co-host, Adam Savage.
Observations on Weather Wars and Weapons -- Some some interesting
comments. Type Gustav & weather modification into a search engine &
watch what comes up...
Bracelets for People Who Need Assistance Leaving Storm Areas -- Once
there, they register with city fire and rescue personnel, who give them
a yellow identification bracelet. The bracelet is stamped with the state
seal, a barcode and a toll-free phone number. The barcode is linked to a
database maintained by the Texas Army National Guard. It’s the same
system the guard used to track personnel coming and going from Iraq,
said Lt. Sheila Tidrick. Guard troops scan the bracelets as evacuees
board busses headed north. They’ll be scanned again when evacuees reach
shelters. If evacuees are separated from their
families, they can call the phone number to find them.
digs out after Gustav's winds hit 212 mph -- Homes destroyed and
flooded, but no deaths; hurricane set wind record.
Even Blackwater Preped for Hurricane Gustav -- New Orleans is being
evacuated once again, as Hurricane Gustav lumbers toward the Gulf Coast.
Everyone from the U.S. military to the British Royal Navy to Blackwater
geared up to respond.
Just say NO to "standuptocancer.org" -- Just another one of thoses
money raisers that never find a cure!
Goodman and producers arrested at RNC -- Goodman has been charged
with "obstruction" and released. Her producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous
and Nicole Salazar, have also been released with pending felony riot
Police raid headquarters of RNC protesters -- Police raided a rental
hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National
Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday.
More on police raids in Minnesota -- "Crackdown begins Food Not
Bombs house among those raided Saturday"-this is an incredible story and
check out the comments!!! Also look at the stories listed to the right
of the article such as "warrant at food not bombs sought bombs, feces &
Drawn, Cops Bust in on Citizens Who Plan to Protest RNC -- The
police where looking for Molotov cocktails, found young adults watching
Cops threaten to shoot organic consumer association's Alexis Mayer
-- "Today, for the first time in my life, I had guns pointed at me. One
of the police officers told me over a loud-speaker: "Get out of the line
of fire or we will shoot!" I can't believe the cops said they'd shoot
me! In Minneapolis!"
Children tested in Belgium after radioactive leak -- Hundreds of
Belgian children underwent thyroid gland tests on their first day back
at school after a radioactive leak in the vicinity of Charleroi city a
week ago, the government said Monday.
Flu Shot "Totally Worthless" at Reducing Death Rate in Elderly --
"Giving flu shots to the elderly results in ZERO reduction in their risk
of death. In reality, it doesn't even prevent them from catching the
flu. Even worse, it makes their immune systems MORE vulnerable to future
Beijing Controls Tibetans Using Skynet Electronic Surveillance --
Skynet is now operational in Tibet. Beijing installed cameras in every
district to monitor Tibetans. Currently, Tibetans must obtain passes
from the government to enter cities.
Sudden death syndrome pops up in Iowa -- Sudden death syndrome (SDS)
has infected Iowa soybean fields and is quickly robbing producers of
profit potential, according to a report from the Iowa Soybean
Bloodroot, Chinese Medicine, and the FDA - Keeping the Public
Medically Ignorant -- Mention the word "cancer" on an internet site that
sells herbs now days and you are suddenly Public Enemy Number One! I
received a warning letter from the FDA basically saying, "If you do not
change your wording and making of any claims or publishing testimony of
anyone cured of cancer by herbs or anything else that is not an FDA
approved drug then we will legally raid your property, take all we want
to confiscate and arrest you". I was one of the "lucky 25" that received
a warning letter last month.
DNA breakthrough can identify an individual in a public place -- A
type of DNA analysis that could vastly increase the power of genetic
fingerprinting has been developed by US scientists.
Stupid news alert...New Orleans flood walls stuffed with newspaper?
-- Witness says two years ago, he saw the contractor filling the
expansion joint or opening between the floodwalls with newspaper.
Legal bid to stop CERN atom smasher from 'destroying the world' --
The world's biggest and most expensive scientific experiment has been
hit by a last minute legal challenge, amid claims that the research
could bring about the end of the world.
H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance At 100% in Honduras and Guatemala? -- Recent
deaths in Nicaragua were linked to H1N1 infections. The comments
expressed concerns that influenza from Honduras was spreading into
Dutch intel: US to strike Iran in coming weeks -- The Dutch
intelligence service, the AIVD, has called off an operation aimed at
infiltrating and sabotaging Iran's weapons industry due to an assessment
that a US attack on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program is imminent,
according to a report in the country's De Telegraaf newspaper on Friday.