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Feb 2007

Walter Reed patients told to keep quiet -- Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media. “Some soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers caused by talking to the media,” one Medical Hold Unit soldier said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

A Tribute and THANK YOU to all our aging veterans -- Dedicated to the veterans of WWII. When you go to this website, click on the "Play Now" button on the lower right hand side. (Made "Site of the Day")

BBC Has Lost Tapes Of 21st Century's Defining Moment -- It has come to light this week that the most pre-eminent broadcasting company in the world has lost the original recordings of its output for the entire day on September 11th 2001, just over five years on, yet no major news agency has even bothered to report the fact.

“9-11 The Conspiracy Files,” The BBC Joins the Ranks of the Untrustworthy United States Media by Debbie Lewis -- More than five years after the disaster of September 11, 2001, England’s BBC stepped into the ring of media outlets airing programs about the tragedy that is now referred to as “9/11” on February 18, 2007.

Celebrity partygoers exposed to Hepatitis A -- A Sports Illustrated bash for its annual swimsuit issue has turned into a health scare for stars in Hollywood after a caterer working for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck may have exposed them to acute Hepatitis A.
Another Hepatitis A Scare in Houston during February -- Diners in Houston, Texas now returning to scene of Hepatitis A scare -- Customers are returning to the Pappasito’s Cantina on the North Freeway at Airtex, even as word is spreading that a waiter there may have inadvertently spread a dangerous infectious disease-Hepatitis A.
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Morgellons Disease: Managing a mysterious skin condition -- Morgellons disease is mysterious and controversial. Here you'll find answers to common questions about Morgellons disease — and suggestions for coping with it.

Interview: The untold story of September 11 (William Rodriguez) -- William Rodriguez saved dozens of lives on 9/11, but it's the ones he didn't save he thinks about most.

VIDEO: BBC WAS HALF AN HOUR TOO EARLY REPORTING ON WTC7 COLLAPSE -- On September 11th 2001, BBC World reported at 4:57pm Eastern Time that the Salomon Brothers Building (more commonly known as WTC7 or World Trade Building 7) had collapsed.

Australia: Call to add fluoride to bottle water -- Consumer, health and industry groups were united yesterday in calls for the national food regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, to overturn its ban on added fluoride. Only naturally occurring fluoride is allowed in bottled water.

Hospital Investigates Former Aid Chief of Walter Reed -- Last week, Walter Reed launched a criminal investigation of Wagner after The Washington Post sought a response to his activities while he ran the Army's Medical Family Assistance Center, a position he left several weeks ago. Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, the commander at Walter Reed, said the probe by the Criminal Investigation Command (CID) "reflects the seriousness with which we take these allegations."

March Issue of Newsweek - Forgotten Heroes -- How well do we care for our wounded and impaired when they come home? For a country amid what President Bush calls a "long war," the question has profound moral implications. We send young Americans to the world's most unruly places to execute our national policies. About 50,000 service members so far have been banged up or burned, suffered disease, lost limbs or sacrificed something less tangible inside them. More and more stories are raising concerns that the country is failing to meet its most basic obligations to those who fight our wars.

Cheney unhurt after ‘huge’ blast at Afghan base -- A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, killing at least 14 people and wounding a dozen more. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.

Al Gore's Personal Energy Use Is His Own "Inconvenient Truth" -- The Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy. Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES). In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Keepers in Peril -- In 24 states throughout the country, beekeepers have gone through shocks as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening not only their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops, including California almonds, one of the nation’s most profitable.

Greenspan Warns of Likely U.S. Recession -- Alan Greenspan Warns That U.S. Economy May Slip Into Recession by End of Year.

Houston's Lyondell selling division for $1.2 billion -- Lyondell Chemical Co. has agreed to sell its inorganic chemicals division to a Saudi Arabia's National Titanium Dioxide Co. in deal worth $1.2 billion, the companies said in a joint statement today.

Ron Paul on Lou Dobbs Replay -- Congressman Ron Paul was interviewed by Lou Dobbs tonight on CNN. The live interview was held at 6:35 p.m. ET/5:35 p.m. CT. on Feb. 26, 2007.

THE NORTH AMERICAN 'SOVIET' UNION By Charlotte Iserbyt -- There is one common thread running through all articles and speeches by elected officials, well-known writers, and commentators in opposition to the merging of the United States into a political and economic regional arrangement known as the North American Union. To my knowledge, not one of them has chosen to use the “C” word (communism) when warning Americans of the dangers of this unconstitutional merger about to be foisted upon us without proper hearings in Congress.

What Is the North American Union? -- What is the North American Union... and why won't they tell us about it?

Welcome to Police State Britain -- A woman who chased and caught a bicycle thief ended up in police cells for 10 hours on suspicion of assault.

BBC Reported Building 7 Had Collapsed 20 Minutes Before It Fell -- An astounding video uncovered from the archives today shows the BBC reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. The incredible footage shows BBC reporter Jane Standley talking about the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her head.

Gulf War Veteran Franklyn 'Frankie' Duzant is accused of using a sword to kill his wife and son -- Insanity led man to kill his family, defense says -Man accused in sword slayings can use insanity plea. At the time of the slayings, he was being treated for depression, according to prosecution records. Over the years, he had told friends he suffered flashbacks from his four-month stint in the Gulf War in 1991.
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Heart specialists reconsider the bypass -- In light of new safety concerns about the long-term risks of stents, as well as accumulating data indicating that the sickest heart patients might live longer if they receive bypass surgery instead, some well-known stent specialists say that the pendulum may have swung too far from bypass surgery.

US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack -- SOME of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources.

US Military Attempt Arrest of Vice President Cheney, 3 Reported Dead? -- As being reported on

High-Pressure Heart Drug Ranexa -- The Food and Drug Administration approved the pill last January, making it the first new medicine cleared in two decades to treat the crushing chest pain caused by angina, a condition in which constricted blood vessels starve the heart muscle. But the FDA, worried about data showing that Ranexa caused changes in the heart's electrical rhythms that might lead to fatal arrythmias, restricted its use to those patients who are not helped by other medicines.

Five Reasons To Deny 911 Was An Inside Job -- Comfort. Complacency. Cowardice. Conviction. Collusion. And sometimes a combination of all of them. Read More...

Lawmakers to discuss anti-Turnpike lease bills -- Just days after Gov. Jon S. Corzine publicly toyed with the idea of leasing the New Jersey Turnpike, lawmakers on Monday plan to discuss making it more difficult to put toll roads into private hands.

North American Union "Conspiracy" Exposed: Special Report -- A top Democratic Party foreign policy specialist said on Friday that a "very small group" of conservatives is unfairly accusing him of being at the center of a "vast conspiracy" to implement the idea of a "North American Union" by "stealth." He called the charges "absurd."

Mass. Would Offer Cervical Cancer Vaccine Free -- Every Massachusetts girl between the ages of 9 and 18 would be eligible to receive a free vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer under Gov. Deval Patrick's budget proposal.

PBS On Line Videos -- Interesting videos you may want to check out:

ANGELINA Jolie has reportedly been elected a member of an exclusive U.S. foreign policy think tank -- Jolie good looks and brains?

On Sunday February 25, 2007 60 MINUTES WILL FEATURE SOLDIERS -- On Sunday February 25th, 2007 60 Minutes (on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/PT) will air a segment about the Appeal for Redress. The segment will feature a number of the service members who have signed the Appeal. The Appeal states; “As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq . Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home.”

VIDEO: Investigative Report - Pentagon chooses inferior vehicle for troops -- Interesting that the one that was proposed by the manufacturer in Detroit was found to have No significant shortcomings and was much less expensive than the one chosen.

Critics: Army holding down disability ratings -- The Army is deliberately shortchanging troops on their disability retirement ratings to hold down costs, according to veterans’ advocates, lawyers and services members, and the Inspector General has identified 87 problems in the system that need fixing.

Lawmaker: U.S. sent giant pallets of cash into Iraq -- The Federal Reserve sent record payouts of more than $4 billion in cash to Baghdad on giant pallets aboard military planes shortly before the United States gave control back to Iraqis, lawmakers said Tuesday. The money, which had been held by the United States, came from Iraqi oil exports, surplus dollars from the U.N.-run oil-for-food program and frozen assets belonging to the ousted Saddam Hussein regime.

D.C. Cops Get Tickets Going to Crises -- Automated speed and red-light cameras might be catching traffic scofflaws, but they're also busting police rushing to respond to emergencies, a union representing officers says. "It's just an enormous waste of resources and an enormous waste of time"!!

US Vice-President Dick Cheney wrapped up his visit to Australia -- Mr Cheney left about 9am (AEDT) today after a four-day visit marred by violent protests, arrests and traffic chaos in Sydney.

46 of 49 Nations OK Ban on Cluster Bombs -- Forty-six nations adopted a declaration Friday calling for a 2008 treaty banning cluster bombs, saying the weapons kill and maim long after conflicts end and inflict "unacceptable harm" on civilians, particularly children.

Mo. Group Donates Nets to Fight Malaria -- The deaths of more than 1 million people each year from malaria, prompted Sherman and fellow Saint Louis University medical student Jesse Matthews to start NetLife, a nonprofit organization that distributes mosquito nets in Africa. It's motto: Saving lives one net at a time.

Panel to Probe Conditions at Walter Reed -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that those found to have been responsible for allowing substandard living conditions for soldier outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center will be "held accountable."

U.S. to Allow Mexican Trucks -- Following a decade of dispute, the U.S. will open its highways to Mexican cargo trucks, in a move that could alter the economics of the domestic trucking industry and is already uniting some American lawmakers, unions and trucking companies to oppose the change.

Security Scanner Can See Through Clothes -- Harbor International Airport in PHOENIX became the country's first to begin testing a controversial new federal screening system that takes X-rays of passenger's bodies in an effort to find concealed explosives and other weapons.

Nichols says bombing was FBI op -- The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.

Awesome Chemtrail Photo -- Be sure to check it out!

UPDATE: From PROVE ((Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education) on the HPV Vaccine - Thank you everyone for your hard work and keep the communication with your elected Representatives and Senators in Texas and Washington DC going! They need to hear from you!

Salmonella outbreak widens to 41 states -- An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning linked to peanut butter has widened to 329 people in 41 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. Be sure to listen to The Power Hour Tuesday Feb. 27 regarding this issue!

U.S. Used Base in Ethiopia to Hunt Al Qaeda in Africa -- The American military quietly waged a campaign from Ethiopia last month to capture or kill top leaders of Al Qaeda in the Horn of Africa, including the use of an airstrip in eastern Ethiopia to mount airstrikes against Islamic militants in neighboring Somalia, according to American officials.

More Americans killed by illegal aliens than Iraq war, study says -- Illegal aliens are killing more Americans than the Iraq war, says a new report from Family Security Matters that estimates some 2,158 murders are committed every year by illegal aliens in the U.S.

Australia Arrests Cheney Protesters -- Anti-war protesters today rallied outside a Sydney police station where three activists were being questioned following a rowdy demonstration against United States Vice-President Dick Cheney.

Attorney: Ashcroft Gagged Nichols From Exposing McVeigh's OKC Bombing Conspirators - Trentadue drops new bombshell on Alex Jones Show -- Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue dropped more bombshells on the U.S. government's involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing and its cover-up today, including the revelation that Timothy McVeigh's co-conspirator Terry Nichols was gagged from talking to the media years ago by John Ashcroft, in an attempt to silence Nichols from exposing the men who were directing McVeigh's attack on the Alfred P. Murrah building.

Video:  Bush: "Money Trumps... uhmm... Peace, sometimes..." -- A Must See!!!

Strong warning label sought for Genentech (Xolair)  Asthma Drug -- Genentech's asthma drug Xolair should carry the strongest warning possible about the drug's risk of a serious reaction known as anaphylaxis, health regulators said Wednesday.

Huge Fearmongering Billboards Urge Preparedness for A Terror Attack on 11/9/09 -- These rather fetchingly huge fearmongering billboards have been going up across America recently to advertise the Red Cross.

Swift Action Promised at Walter Reed -- Investigations Urged as Army Moves to Make Repairs, Improve Staffing.

Depleted Uranium: Pernicious Killer Keeps on Killing -- DU is a moneymaker for corporations like ATK. And turning DU into munitions helps the government solve a big problem-what to do with mountains of DU it must store and, by law, keep out of the environment. What better solution than giving it free to the munitions makers, who then sell the munitions back to Uncle Sam at a handsome profit? Everyone wins. Unless we continue to fight for the truth, and to cry out for justice, our soldiers and Iraqi civilians will suffer and die in increasing numbers. Estimates of how many may die in Iraq are truly staggering - up to 11% of Iraq's 27 million population. This is a massive crime against humanity that remains in the shadows.

U.S. House to Vote on Special “Hate Crime” Protection for Sexual Orientation -- An upcoming bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would make sexual orientation a special right that would receive particular federal protection along with rights of race, religion and gender.

Protection against gun seizures in the offing -- Arizonans are on the verge of finally getting some legal protection against having their guns seized by the government. Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, R-Chandler, said representatives of Gov. Janet Napolitano and the National Rifle Association have agreed to a change in state law that would restrict the power of any governor to confiscate weapons and ammunition in time of emergency.

911 Truthers - Time Is On Our Side -- The Left gatekeepers are at it again. Attempting to "debunk" scientific facts, outright fraud, and the transparent government complicity with the alleged 911 plot and plotters, some influential Leftists (and former critics of the official 911 story) have adopted the official version. When backed against the wall about their change of heart, they resort to sweeping personal attacks and a blatant disregard of the mountains of evidence and testimony involving the greatest unsolved crime of the century.

Video: 9/11 Truth: Thermite & The Case for Controlled Demolition -- Clip from 9/11 Mysteries: Even more evidence in support of the case that the World Trade Center towers were brought down via controlled demolition.

Pilot loses compensation battle -- A pilot wrongly accused of training the 9/11 hijackers has lost his fight for compensation for his ordeal.

CDC Finally Admits Autism is a Greater Danger to Your Children -- A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, considered the most complete assessment of autism to date, has found that the number of children who have an autism disorder is significantly higher than had been previously thought, and could be as high as one out of every 150 children.

Denmark to withdraw troops from Iraq -- DENMARK will withdraw all of its 460 troops stationed in Iraq in August, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced.

Australia to double Afghanistan troops -- The plan also includes up to 450 extra personnel, including up to 250 ground troops, and air support possibly involving Black Hawk helicopters and an air defence radar team.

COALITION FORCES Numbers -- The numbers are mentioned in the article: Blair announces Iraq troops cut.

Merck ends push for mandatory shots for girls -- Merck & Co., bowing to pressure from parents and medical groups, is suspending its lobbying campaign to persuade state legislatures to mandate that girls get the company's vaccine against cervical cancer as a requirement for school attendance, the company said Tuesday.

Court Endorses Law’s Curbs on Detainees -- A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a new law stripping federal judges of authority to review foreign prisoners’ challenges to their detention at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Rare brain worms latest border disease -- Medical professionals in South Texas have identified another disease that has apparently slipped across the border – caused by a rare brain worm that can be fatal and is being spread by unsanitary food-handling practices.

Two Pearl Destroyers Head for Persian Gulf -- Hundreds of Pearl Harbor Sailors are headed to Iraq. Two destroyers answered the call to duty today, and a unexpected call it was. The Navy is calling a surge deployment.

Blair announces Iraq troops cut -- Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced plans to reduce British forces in Iraq.

Santa Rosa TV station fires news staff, to ask local folks to provide programming -- Over the next few months, the station's management plans to ask people in the community -- its independent filmmakers, its college students and professors, its civic leaders and others -- to provide programming for the station.

DRUG SAFETY - THE ELEVENTH HOUR IS NOW! -- Testimony given on February 13th and 14th should have curdled the blood of Americans from coast to coast. The mainstream media, which receives several billion dollars a year in advertising income from Big Pharma, failed to report on the bone-chilling testimony...Read More...

NORTH AMERICAN UNION "CONSPIRACY" EXPOSED -- A top Democratic Party foreign policy specialist said on Friday that a "very small group" of conservatives is unfairly accusing him of being at the center of a "vast conspiracy" to implement the idea of a "North American Union" by "stealth." He called the charges "absurd."

Americans Against Escalation in Iraq In Missouri Meeting -- TODAY - TUESDAY February 20, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. Click above hyperlink for more info.

Making Martial Law Easier -- A disturbing recent phenomenon in Washington is that laws that strike to the heart of American democracy have been passed in the dead of night. So it was with a provision quietly tucked into the enormous defense budget bill at the Bush administration’s behest that makes it easier for a president to override local control of law enforcement and declare martial law.

After a Rampage, Trying to Grasp What Led a Son to Kill -- At 1 a.m. last Tuesday, the parents of Sulejman Talovic called the police to report him missing. After watching television news coverage, they feared he might be among those dead or wounded in a shooting rampage at a mall here. One hour later, with the arrival of detectives, they discovered the shocking truth, that their son, 18, was the gunman. Read More...

READERS SHARE THEIR LISTS OF "MOST INFLUENTIAL" By Pastor Chuck Baldwin -- In a recent column, I listed 50 people that I wished could be regarded as "most influential" in our country. In that column, I invited readers to share the names of people that they feel are deserving of that recognition. Boy, did they! Look closely....our very own Dave VonKleist, Joyce Riley are listed!!

HPV Vaccine and Texas -- Opponents Rally Against Texas Forcing Sixth Grade Girls to Receive Unnecessary HPV Vaccine. Texas is now the first state to require girls to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil. Read More...

BBC Hit Piece a Tissue of Lies, Bias and Emotional Manipulation -- "The BBC's Conspiracy Files documentary about 9/11 was a tissue of lies, bias and emotional manipulation from beginning to end. Producer Guy Smith should be ashamed of himself for inflicting this travesty of yellow journalism upon the 9/11 truth movement and he is assured to encounter a vociferous and outraged response in its aftermath."

Attorney Tommy K. Cryer Challenges Income Tax Law -- The story began over a decade ago when a friend told Cryer that the income tax was a sham. According to Cryer, the law, which is carefully drawn to stay inside the Constitution, does not actually tax personal earnings, but the IRS publications, no more law than Time Magazine, say it does and by collecting taxes on personal earnings it has violated several fundamental constitutional restrictions. He says that nearly a trillion dollars is siphoned, illegally, away from families and households every year.  Read how you can help!

UK News:  Compliments of Mike Tawse:
NHS 'pays too much to drug firms'
-- The NHS is paying drug companies hundreds of millions of pounds too much for branded medicines, according to the Office of Fair Trading.
US 'Iran attack plans' revealed
-- US contingency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the country's military infrastructure, the BBC has learned.

Consumer Protection Agency Covered Up Risks from Lead in Children’s -- Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) were released today, revealing that the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) withheld information about high levels of lead found in its testing of children’s vinyl lunchboxes, and falsely claimed that agency tests showed no need for concern.

THIS PRESIDENT IS NUTS By Frosty Wooldridge -- Last week, due to the war he started via outright fabrication – there were no WMDs -- President George W. Bush announced that he expects Americans to accept 7,000 Sunni Muslim Iraqi refugees into the United States. The Iraqis will be given homes, food stamps, medical care, schooling, cars and endless welfare -- paid by you, the American taxpayer. That's not all. Read More...

World's Smallest RFID Tag -- The world's smallest and thinnest RFID tags has been introduced by Hitachi. Tiny miracles of miniaturization, these RFID chips (Radio Frequency IDentification chips) measure just 0.05 x 0.05 millimeters.

Wal-Mart Watch Calls for Investigation of Wal-Mart Defrauding Organic Consumers -- Wisconsin launched an investigation into charges that Wal-Mart fraudulently puts the organic label on products that don't meet USDA standards for these sorts of items. It's another example of how Wal-Mart says one thing and does another. Surprise, surprise.

9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided By SWAT Team -- Ground zero hero Major Mike McCormack says he was deliberately targeted for helping release documents on EPA government cover-up, says 75% of police, firemen believe 9/11 cover-up.

Musicians Face Tougher Airport Security -- Increasingly Forced To Leave Instruments, Many Of Which Are Centuries Old, At Mercy Of Baggage Handlers.

American senators to visit Israel -- A delegation of American senators is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Sunday. The senators are members of a joint Senate-Knesset committee headed by Senator Jon Kyl, who is close to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

"REAL ID" - REAL REBELLION BREWING -- The rebellion against Real ID has started at the state level, and I consider this good news! Realization is dawning within the states that Real ID isn’t going to work under present conditions.

URGENT: Missouri Rural Crisis Center - Update on SB 364 -- There will be a Senate Ag Committee Hearing on Feb. 27th at 1:30. We need to get as many phone calls as possible into the Senate Ag Committee next week and we need as many people as possible to testify against the bill at the hearing. 

DoD resumes mandatory anthrax vaccinations -- The shots will be mandatory for everyone assigned to U.S. Central Command, including Iraq or Afghanistan, as well as forces in Korea.

Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility -- The common perception of Walter Reed is of a surgical hospital that shines as the crown jewel of military medicine. But 5 1/2 years of sustained combat have transformed the venerable 113-acre institution into something else entirely -- a holding ground for physically and psychologically damaged outpatients. Almost 700 of them -- the majority soldiers, with some Marines -- have been released from hospital beds but still need treatment or are awaiting bureaucratic decisions before being discharged or returned to active duty. See Related VIDEO

Wounded and waiting -- The wounded soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are stuck in holding companies awaiting hearings and decisions on whether they will continue their military service or be discharged, and if so, at what level of benefits — if any.

The War Comes Home -- On any given day, more than a dozen of the most severely wounded troops are being treated by doctors, nurses and therapists at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center, home to one of four polytrauma centers in the nation. Since late 2001, nearly 3,500 troops have received care here.

UK News:  Compliments of Mike Tawse:
Blair wants gun crime age reduced
-- Tony Blair wants to lower the age to 17 at which young people can receive long prison sentences for possessing a gun.
'Now or never' for climate action -- All EU nations must back proposals to cut harmful emissions by 30% by 2020 or risk jeopardizing the global effort to curb climate change, warn ministers.
PM pledges 'eight-week op waits' -- Patients are set to wait an average of eight weeks from GP referral to treatment in a push to bring down waiting times, Tony Blair has said.
Autism gene breakthrough hailed -- Scientists have found new autism genes by scanning the largest collection of families with multiple cases of autism ever assembled.
Dozens dead in India train blasts -- At least 65 people have been killed after a bomb attack aboard a train traveling from India to Pakistan.

Peanut Butter Salmonellosis Update Broken down by states affected -- Persons who think they may have become ill from eating peanut butter are advised to visit their health care provider and call their local health departments. Persons who have become ill and have Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter with product code beginning with "2111" should set aside the jar for possible collection by local health officials for further testing. Persons who have not become ill and have peanut butter with product code "2111" should discard the jar.

Government gets another extension in Michael New case -- The Supreme Court has granted the Justice Department a new extension, that they may be prepared to file their brief in the case of former Army Specialist Michael New. This is the government's second request for an extension of time.

Pentagon Red Tape Keeps Medical Records From Doctors of the Wounded -- Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are furious over a recent decision by the Pentagon to block their access to medical information needed to treat severely injured troops arriving at VA hospitals from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterans suspends some medical research -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson has suspended activities at seven specialized research centers across the country after an unprotected computer hard drive disappeared from one of the facilities in Alabama last month.

The Sunshine Vitamin Repairs Your Skin and Boosts Your Immune System -- Sunshine may be able to help fight skin diseases and cancer by attracting immune cells to the skin surface. Read More...

Boeing awarded $425 million bonus for late, costly work, federal auditors report -- Boeing received a bonus of $425.3 million — 92 percent of the potential award — for work on the space station that ran eight years late and cost more than twice what was expected, according to federal auditors.

Navy Phone Bill: $4 Billion -- And you thought your phone bill was high. The Navy is paying about $4 billion a year for calls, according to Defense News. And not surprisingly, there is a whole lot of padding in that tab.

SongCity MP3 File titled 9/11 Building 7 -- Check out this MP3 file titled: 9/11 Building 7.

Wal-Mart's RFID Radio-Tracked Inventory Hits Static -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s next leap forward in ultra-efficient distribution is showing signs of fizzling. Tests using tags aren't showing any savings, and suppliers forced to invest in the relatively expensive technology are grumbling.

Neo-Nazi rally was organized by FBI informant -- A paid FBI informant was the man behind a neo-Nazi march through the streets of Parramore that stirred up anxiety in Orlando's black community and fears of racial unrest that triggered a major police mobilization.

You type - she speaks -- She will say anything you type. Have fun with this one!

Bush Declares Iran’s Arms Role in Iraq Is Certain -- President Bush said Wednesday that he was certain that factions within the Iranian government had supplied Shiite militants in Iraq with deadly roadside bombs that had killed American troops. But he said he did not know whether Iran’s highest officials had directed the attacks.

Bush: Iran is source of deadly weapons -- Challenged on the accuracy of U.S. intelligence, President Bush said Wednesday there is no doubt the Iranian government is providing armor-piercing weapons to kill American soldiers in Iraq. But he backed away from claims the top echelon of Iran's government was responsible.

Bush says confident Iran provided weapons in Iraq -- Bush is facing skepticism about the charge because his 2002 claims that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction proved false. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied that Iran is supplying sophisticated weapons to Iraqi militants.

12 Republicans Break Ranks on Iraq Resolution -- A dozen Republicans arrived in the House chamber on Wednesday to set aside their party allegiances and lend their names to a resolution intended to rebuke President Bush for his Iraq policy.

Vermont Becomes First State to Call for US Troop Withdrawal from Iraq -- The Vermont State Legislature made headlines yesterday when lawmakers passed resolutions in both the House and Senate calling for the immediate and orderly withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

Al-Qaeda wants US oil suppliers hit -- Al-Qaeda leaders have repeatedly called for attacks on oil installations to block supplies to punish the West for what they see as a US-led war against Islam.

The Diabetes Conundrum -- What Physicians are Teaching You may be Killing You.

US Gets Military Base In Western Australia -- AUSTRALIA'S close defence alliance with the United States is to be further entrenched with the building of a new US military communications base at Geraldton in Western Australia.

Bank of America aims new credit card at illegal immigrants -- Bank of America Corp. has begun offering credit cards to customers without Social Security numbers, typically illegal immigrants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Israel ready 'to confront Iran alone' -- "We will have to face the Iranians alone, because Israel cannot remain with its arms folded, waiting patiently for Iran to develop non-conventional weapons," he told public radio when asked about a possible Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear installations.

Chrysler to eliminate nearly 13,000 jobs -- About 13,000 Chrysler workers will lose their jobs under a plan designed to cut the struggling automaker's costs and return it to profitability by next year. The job cuts are the latest in a yearlong series of devastating cuts in the ailing domestic auto industry, which likely will lose more than 100,000 jobs in all.

Photo and additional information on the 81mm mortar round -- This should make the issue clear that WE are supplying the Iraqis! (Thanks Dan)!

Grammys: Yes to Chicks, No to Censorship, Consolidation -- Hard to escape the resounding message sent by Grammy voters as they handed five awards to the Dixie Chicks: Take This, Big Media, and Shove It!

Conference call with Ron Paul....PLEASE be there!!! -- Mark your calendar Thursday FEBRUARY 15, 6:30 PM MST, Conference call with RON PAUL. 319-256-0100 access code 261987# Click the above hyperlink for more information.

U.S.: Crashed Copter Was Shot Down in Iraq -- A Sea Knight helicopter that crashed last week northwest of Baghdad was shot down, the U.S. military said Wednesday, reversing earlier statements that it appeared to have been due to mechanical failure.

D.C. Law Aims To Protect Felons -- District lawmakers want to pass legislation that would ban employers from looking into an applicant’s criminal background and would prohibit any sort of discrimination in employment, housing and education against felons.

Mexico Blames U.S. For Border Shooting Among Rival “Coyotes” -- Mexico’s president was quick to accuse U.S. anti-illegal immigration groups for shooting a pickup full of undocumented aliens along the Arizona-Mexico border last week but it turns out the attack came from rival Mexican smugglers.

UK News:  Compliments of Mike Tawse:
UK is accused of failing children --
The UK has been accused of failing its children, as it comes bottom of a league table for child well-being across 21 industrial countries.
Doctors 'deny elderly treatments' -- Researchers writing in the Quality and Safety in Health Care journal said it demonstrated doctors in the NHS were guilty of ageism.
Heart risk pinned down for women -- US researchers say they have developed a more accurate method of predicting if a woman is at risk of heart disease.
Mobile networks powered by wind -- Wind and solar energy could be used to set up mobile phone networks in rural areas of the world without power.

Utah gunman, 18, was Muslim from Bosnia -- Killed 5 in crowded shopping mall before being gunned down.

Proposed HPV Vaccine Mandates Draws Fire -- Illinois Senate President Emil Jones has introduced a bill that would mandate all 11- and 12- year-old girls to receive a vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer. Beginning Aug. 1, 2009, girls would not be allowed to enter any grade of a public, private, or parochial school unless they present to the school proof of having received the vaccine. There is an opt- out clause if parents object. Read the newsletter from NVIC concerning this controversial topic!

Veterans face budget increase, then big cuts -- The Bush administration’s budget assumes cuts to funding for veterans’ health care two years from now — even as badly wounded troops returning from Iraq could overwhelm the system.

The Real Reasons Why Raw Milk is Becoming More Popular -- Less than 1 percent of the milk consumed in America is raw, which is most unfortunate as raw milk is a highly health-promoting food. Processed Milk is not the thing to drink! (Thanks Billy-Joe)

81mm High Explosive Mortar Photo: - Pentagon blames Iran for 170 US deaths -- America today blamed Iran for the deaths of 170 US troops inside Iraq, accusing Teheran of supplying insurgents with increasingly sophisticated bombs.

PeaceTrain -- These are images of Tehran, Iran you don't see everyday.

Gunman kills 5 in Utah shopping mall -- A man with a shotgun entered a shopping mall and began randomly shooting customers Monday night, killing five people and injuring at least four others before being killed, police said.

51 year old former Marine dying of cancer wins lottery "BUT" fighting to get lump sum to pay for care -- Wayne Schenk was diagnosed in December with inoperable lung cancer. Doctors at a Veterans Administration hospital told the former Marine he might live for another year or, if he's lucky, maybe 18 months. Given a year to live, the N.Y. resident is fighting to get lump sum to pay for care.

FDA restricts use of antibiotic drug Ketek -- The government on Monday restricted use of an antibiotic linked to rare reports of severe liver problems, including several deaths, saying the drug now should be used only to treat pneumonia but not less serious bacterial infections like bronchitis and sinusitis.

Report finds FBI still losing 3-4 laptops a month -- Despite new tracking systems designed to help the FBI account for thousands of weapons and personal computers, the bureau reported that 160 firearms and an equal number of laptops were lost or stolen during a recent 44-month period, according to a new Justice Department audit.

TV show '24' asked by Defense bigs to cool it on torture -- The grossly graphic torture scenes in Fox's highly rated series "24" are encouraging abuses in Iraq, a brigadier general and three top military and FBI interrogators claim.

General Pace will not link bombs to Iranian government -- In an interview with Voice of America, Marine General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he did not agree with military leaders in Baghdad, who told reporters on Sunday that the government of Iran is providing roadside bombs to Iraqi insurgents.

Google Video: Fallujah - The Hidden Massacre -- Video on how the US used chemical warfare indiscriminately in Iraq.

911 Accountability Conference - Coming Soon!! -- The conference will be held at the beautiful historic San Marcos Resort in Chandler, AZ from Feb 23rd through the 25th, 2007. Read all about it by clicking the above link. Dave will be attending!

2007 Justice and Freedom Conference -- March 9-11, 2007 in Irvine, California. The main part of this 3-day Conference will be Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, when we will have over twelve of the most informative, knowledgeable and exciting Justice and Freedom speakers addressing a variety of the most important and life- changing events of our day. The Friday, March 9, event is a separate 6-hour class on the U.S. Constitution, your rights, freedom and law. Dave will be there!

Video from Brasscheck TV: The missing 9/11 smoking gun -- The 9/11 Solution - The big clue everyone missed.

Report Says Pentagon Manipulated Intel -- Pentagon officials undercut the intelligence community in the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq by insisting in briefings to the White House that there was a clear relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, the Defense Department's inspector general said Friday.

Is Bombing Iran Bush's Call? by Patrick J. Buchanan -- If an attack on Iran is among "options ... on the table," who put it there? Who gave President Bush the authority to attack Iran? And when was it granted? And are all options also "on the table" if North Korea continues to test nuclear weapons?

911 LONDON News: An explosion of disbelief - fresh doubts over 9/11 -- A recent poll by the respected New York Times revealed that three out of four Americans now suspect the U.S. government of not telling the truth about 9/11. This proportion has shot up from a year ago, when half the population said they did not believe the official story of an Al Qaeda attack. Loose Change, the film is a blitz of statistics, photographs pinched from the web, eyewitness accounts and expert testimony, all set to hip-hop music. And it is dramatically changing the way people think about 9/11.

Thousands of Army Humvees Lack Armor Upgrade -- The Army is working to fill a shortfall in Iraq of thousands of advanced Humvee armor kits designed to reduce U.S. troop deaths from roadside bombs -- including a rising threat from particularly lethal weapons linked to Iran and known as "explosively formed penetrators" (EFP) -- that are now inflicting 70 percent of the American casualties in the country, according to U.S. military and civilian officials.

Mike Gavel: Pro-Iraq War Dems UNFIT -- Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel's speech had the Democratic Party official's undivided attention when he chastised those Democratic candidates who supported the Iraq war resolution. Gravel said those candidates who voted for the war and who are now claiming they made a mistake do not possess the judgment to be president.

DU BILLS INTRODUCED IN 2007 LEGISLATURE for Hawaii -- Action needed. House Bill 1452 scheduled to be heard by EEP on Tuesday, 02-13-07 at 9:00 am in House conference room 312. Click on the above link for details of this House Bill 1452.

Mysterious Illness Killing Nation's Honeybees -- A mysterious illness is killing tens of thousands of honeybee colonies across the country, threatening honey production, the livelihood of beekeepers and possibly crops that need bees for pollination.

ARKANSAS NAIS INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS -- Save the date and please help spread the word - February 24, 2007, February 27, 2007, March 4, 2007.

Officials: DOD monitoring gangs -- Military officials say they are carefully monitoring gang activity in the services and don’t see any signs of an upswing of gang members among the ranks.
Related Articles: PowerPoint presentation educates leaders about gangs
                         Reports show increase in gang-related crimes
                         Gangs in the military: How much do we know?

Disabled vets post-war employment problems 'understated' warns government auditor -- A report out on Thursday from the Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government is "understating" the complaints of disabled veterans. It is also doing a poor job of reporting to Congress on the complaints of veterans more generally.

Weldon seeks to banish mercury from vaccines -- U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon, a Republican from south Brevard joined Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York this week in introducing the Mercury Free Vaccines Act of 2007, which would all but eliminate mercury from kids' flu shots and other vaccines by 2009 by getting rid of thimerosal, a compound which is 50 percent mercury.

Australia News: Coming to a table near you? -- MEAT from cloned animals may soon hit our dinner plates -- without consumers knowing it. A voluntary ban on using cloned animals for food could be lifted following a review by Australia's food regulator.

Young woman meets sudden, tragic death -- A couple of years ago, Jennifer Parcell went to Parris Island and watched the Marine graduation services for her older brother, Joseph. She decided that she, too, wanted to join the Marines, and eventually both Jennifer Parcell and her brother were sent to Iraq, even serving at the same post for a time. Read More...

2 N.C. Hospitals Warn of Virus Outbreak -- GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Two hospitals are asking visitors, especially children, to stay away until they control an outbreak of a highly contagious stomach virus that has sickened patients and staff members.

Texas HPV Vaccination: Parents can opt Out By: Devvy Kidd -- If you live in the State of Texas and are against this latest proclamation by Governor Perry, help spread the word through e-mail lists, at church or at work: parents can opt out and refuse to have their daughters used as guinea pigs for the FDA and the big pharma companies.

Shadow of Sept. 11 influenced policing of GOP convention in NYC -- The 2001 terrorist attacks heavily influenced the city's decision to detain and fingerprint hundreds of protesters at the 2004 Republican National Convention so true identities would be known, according to legal documents made public Thursday. The city had sought to keep the documents secret, but a federal magistrate judge ruled two weeks ago that the city could not do so.

How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish -- The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent.

Federal Reserve Taps Georgetown Teacher -- Georgetown University Professor Dennis Lockhart will become president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the regional bank announced Thursday.

Depleted Uranium Videos: CNN: Do US Troops Know About DU Dangers?
  (Videos - Part 1 - February 5)

* [Part2](February 6)(not available on

Story on ABC Channel 7 News-KGO-TV in San Francisco about ADDICTED To WAR being used in San Francisco high schools -- Read or watch video of this segment which aired Wednesday night.
To watch the segment, click here!
**Related Article: Kids get Addicted To War - San Francisco's high school students to study a different kind of school book.

U.S. sent pallets of cash to Baghdad -- The U.S. Federal Reserve sent record payouts of more than $4 billion in cash to Baghdad on giant pallets aboard military planes shortly before the United States gave control back to Iraqis, lawmakers said on Tuesday.

Arab/Islamic states consistently vote against the U.S. in the United Nations -- See how they vote at the U.N.!

Selective Service System Has Draft Boards Ready -- The country today maintains a draft pool of 15 million men younger than 26 years old, according to Selective Service System statistics. Men are required to register when they turn 18. In Illinois, most unwittingly do so when they fill out the paperwork to obtain a driver's license. Read More...

Robert Fisk: Iraqi insurgents offer peace in return for US concessions -- For the first time, one of Iraq's principal insurgent groups has set out the terms of a ceasefire that would allow American and British forces to leave the country they invaded almost four years ago.

Libby Testimony Points Directly to Bush, Cheney -- According to trial transcripts obtained by Truthout, former White House staffer I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby testified before a grand jury in 2004 that Vice President Dick Cheney instructed him to divulge portions of a then-classified report to New York Times reporter Judith Miller. Libby testified that Cheney said authorization to leak a section of the report had come directly from President George W. Bush, the court transcripts state.

Autism rate about 1 in 150, higher than previous estimates -- About one in 150 American children has autism, an urgent public health concern, said U.S. health officials Thursday who reported on the largest study done so far on the troubling disorder. The new numbers, based on 2002 data from 14 states, are higher than previously reported.

Students Wear Masks to Try to Stop Flu -- Hundreds of students on the University of Michigan campus are part of a research study that could change the way the world looks at influenza. Researchers are trying to determine whether wearing surgical masks and hand sanitizing can prevent the spread of flu or other respiratory illnesses.

UK News:  Compliments of Mike Tawse:
Autism-like disorder 'reversible'
-- The symptoms of a severe brain disorder similar to autism, which affects around 10,000 UK children, could be reversed, scientists believe.
Bid to create market for vaccines -- The UK and other leading industrialised nations are setting up a £750m ($1.5bn) fund to speed up the development of new vaccines for use in poorer countries.
Child flu jab 'veto' questioned -- A leading doctor has questioned the government's policy of not offering routine flu jabs for the under-twos.
Tests on Hungary bird flu 'link' -- Officials are to continue testing their theory that the bird flu outbreak at a turkey farm in Suffolk was caused by poultry from a plant in Hungary.
UK wind power reaches milestone -- The UK has become only the seventh nation in the world to have more than two gigawatts (GW) of operational wind power capacity.
Man charged with plotting kidnap -- A man has been charged with plotting to kidnap and kill a UK soldier, following last week's anti-terror raids.
Terror alert school is shut down -- An Islamic school at the centre of a terror alert last year is to be shut down after education officials said it was no longer good enough to operate.
Violence at Jerusalem holy site -- Violence has broken out at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli police moved in to break up crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian protesters.

Thousands in Germany, Italy are told they will be deploying in mid-2007 -- Some 8,500 soldiers from 43 units in Germany and Italy have received official word that they will be deploying to either Iraq or Afghanistan later this year, U.S. Army Europe officials announced Monday.

Article: Looking for the Logic - Appendage on Flight 175 By Glen Stanish -- This article was written by Glen Stanish who is a Pilot and Co-Founder of Pilots For Truth Forum and co-founder of the website 9/11 Aircraft Oddities.

Hidden Costs of War: Long-Term Price of Providing Veterans Medical Care Could Reach $660 Billion -- A new study from Harvard University reports that the hidden financial costs of war in Iraq and Afghanistan will overwhelm the Department of Veterans Affairs for decades.

Officials report sixth helicopter downing in Iraq -- A helicopter operated by a private security firm came down in Iraq last week, U.S. officials said on Thursday, an incident that marks the sixth downing of a helicopter in three weeks.

Ron Paul Visits NH Feb. 24, 2007 -- Fundraising reception for US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul from 9 PM-10 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2007 (right after the Liberty Forum in Concord) in Pembroke, NH.

Watada Court-Martial Ends in Mistrial -- Fort Lewis, Washington - The court-martial of First Lt. Ehren Watada, a commissioned US Army officer who refused deployment to Iraq on the basis that he believed the war was illegal, has ended in a mistrial, a military court judge ruled Wednesday.

After many denials, US Army confirms private security contract in Iraq -- After numerous denials, the Pentagon has confirmed that a North Carolina company provided armed security guards in Iraq under a subcontract that was buried so deeply the government couldn't find it. The secretary of the Army on Tuesday wrote two Democratic lawmakers that the Blackwater USA contract was part of a huge military support operation by run by Halliburton subsidiary KBR.

Australia News: Speed cameras shot at -- POLICE believe a disgruntled motorist is responsible for shooting two red-light cameras and will examine recent offenders at the Melbourne intersection where four lenses were damaged.

Australia News: Abbott to investigate drug 'price fix' -- HEALTH Minister Tony Abbott said today he would investigate claims drug companies are deliberately creating shortages of generic medicines to force Australians to pay top dollar for name brands.

Huerfano County proposed Resolution to Repeal the USA Patriot Act, and other issues -- Please be sure to give attention to this issue!

Doctors Say Superbug MRSA Can Be Controlled -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hospitals can successfully tackle the alarming spread of a dangerous and drug-resistant staph infection with an aggressive program to immediately identify and quarantine patients carrying the superbug, infectious disease doctors said at a conference Tuesday.

Woman sues Raytheon over Iraq friendly fire death -- The widow of a U.S. Navy pilot who was shot down over Iraq in a 2003 friendly fire incident sued Raytheon Co. on Tuesday, charging that the maker of the missile that took down the plane was liable in the incident.

Water deal illuminates secret contracts -- The U.S. contractor that benefited from the multimillion-dollar deal wasn't just anyone. The company had personal ties to the officer, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, who would soon leave his logistics post in Frankfurt, Germany, and move to Washington to become the CIA's third-ranking official.

FBI WHISTLEBLOWER WINS RETALIATION CLAIMS -- In a historic ruling against the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a federal court jury unanimously held that the FBI illegally retaliated against Jane Turner, a 25-year veteran FBI agent. The federal jury found that the FBI retaliated against Ms. Turner when it downgraded her performance reviews. She was awarded $60,000.00 in lost wages and $505,000.00 for damages to reputation and emotional distress caused by the FBI’s retaliation.

Army made video warning about dangers of depleted uranium but never showed it to troops -- A special investigation on the effects of depleted uranium reveals the Army made a tape warning of the effects of depleted uranium which was never shown to troops despite the fact the Pentagon knew the agent to be potentially deadly, CNN reports Tuesday.

NEW FORT DETRICK "BIODEFENSE" LABORATORY MAY REFLECT A BUSH GERM WARFARE EFFORT -- The latest development, according to the Associated Press, is that the U.S. Army is replacing its Military Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., "with a new laboratory that would be a component of a biodefense campus operated by several agencies." Read More...

Mental Health Screening: New Liberal Tool for Child-Control -- Mental health screening of all children is the goal of legislation introduced into many state legislatures this year. Typical of these highly controversial bills is the Missouri bill that would require every Missouri school district, in collaboration with "the office of comprehensive child mental health," to develop "a policy of incorporating social and emotional development into the district's educational program."

Action needed against SB 080 -- To be heard Friday Feb. 9, 2007 - Sponsored by Senator Williams and Rep. Mike May, Concerning the Prevention of Cervical Cancer will be heard by the Senate Health and Human Services. Read More...

News from the UK - Compliments of Mike Tawse:
Schools warned on fingerprinting --
Schools will be urged to seek parents' permission before taking children's fingerprints, under new guidelines.
Police free two in terror inquiry -- Two of the nine men arrested during anti-terrorism raids in Birmingham last Wednesday have been released without charge by police.
Science backs nuclear burial plan -- Scientists have backed the government's plan to store the UK's nuclear waste deep underground.
Parents urged to talk to children -- Parents spend so much time at work, watching television or doing household chores that they do not make time to talk to their children, a survey finds.
EU envoy shot dead in Ivory Coast -- A French diplomat working in Ivory Coast has been found shot dead.
Cancer 'to become bigger burden' -- Rising rates of cancer diagnosis will put an increasing strain on health care systems across Europe, experts warn.
'Low' vCJD death toll from blood -- There are likely to be relatively few deaths from the human form of mad cow disease, vCJD, as a result of infected blood, scientists have suggested.
Anaesthetic linked to Alzheimer's -- A commonly used anaesthetic could cause changes in the brain linked to Alzheimer's, a US study suggests.

Australia News: Bird flu shot in the wings -- EVERY Australian could be vaccinated against deadly bird flu within six months after a successful trial by a Melbourne pharmaceutical company.

New Pentagon Numbers Raise Health Care Worries -- both the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs have changed the number of wounded on their Web sites. The Pentagon says the more accurate number is 23,000, and that this lower number simply makes a distinction between injuries of combat and other health problems, like the stomach flu.
Related Article: Agency Says Higher Casualty Total Was Posted in Error

Hard drive vanishes from VA facility -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an investigation into a portable hard drive that went missing late last month from an Alabama medical facility and may contain personal data on as many as 48,000 veterans.

Presidential Frontrunners Would Surrender America's Borders by Chuck Baldwin -- They would continue George Bush's policy of wide open borders, including his determination to grant amnesty to illegals. In other words, when it comes to protecting our borders, there is not a nickel's worth of difference between the two major parties' leading presidential contenders.

Hackers Attack Key Net Traffic Computers -- Hackers briefly overwhelmed at least three of the 13 computers that help manage global computer traffic Tuesday in one of the most significant attacks against the Internet since 2002.

Scientists expose body toxin risks -- -Female mice exposed in utero to bisphenol-A, a estrogenic additive used to line food cans and make plastic shatterproof, among other things, saw a 40 percent increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs, one research team said. Read The rest of the story...

Lawmaker: U.S. sent giant pallets of cash into Iraq -- The Federal Reserve sent record payouts of more than $4 billion in cash to Baghdad on giant pallets aboard military planes shortly before the United States gave control back to Iraqis, lawmakers said Tuesday. The money, which had been held by the United States, came from Iraqi oil exports, surplus dollars from the U.N.-run oil-for-food program and frozen assets belonging to the ousted Saddam Hussein regime.

Mercy killing of newborns -- ONE in three specialist doctors may be prepared to hasten the death of severely disabled newborns who are suffering greatly, by using painkillers or sedatives.

Missouri bill would increase I-70, I-44 to eight lanes -- If a leading Missouri state lawmaker gets his way, the state’s two main arteries would get a little wider. And, large trucks would get their own lanes. (Thanks Nina) Read More...

Vet tested for bird flu is in the clear -- A vet who fell ill after helping contain the bird flu outbreak in Suffolk has tested negative for the disease, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said today.

Australia News: Government 'sneaking through ID card' -- THE Federal Government has used climate change as a diversion to sneak a national ID card into Parliament, claims the Australian Privacy Foundation.

Paper Releases Video of U.S. Friendly Fire -- A leaked video in which an American pilot is heard saying "we're in jail, dude," after U.S. troops killed a British soldier during a friendly fire incident in Iraq was released by The Sun newspaper Tuesday. U.S. military officials conducted their own investigation but the findings have not been made public. The defense ministry said it was unable to persuade the U.S. to declassify the video footage. The transcript printed in The Sun records the alleged exchange between the pilots after they realize what has happened. READ MORE...

CNN News Video on Depleted Uranium and Iraqi troops -- Do US troops know about the dangers of depleted uranium? CNN's Greg Hunter reports (Feb. 5, 2007)

Meals for Marines in Afghanistan insufficient, report states -- Marines deployed in Afghanistan are not getting adequate nutrition from the Defense Department's standard combat ration, Meals Ready to Eat, the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned (MCLL) said in its January newsletter.

Time Out With Kevin Gallagher -- Dave VonKleist Taping on Monday, January 29, 2007 where he was in the studio in person to discuss his recent visit with New Hampshire tax protester Ed Brown and some new evidence that has been uncovered regarding the Pentagon from 9-11. Be sure to check out Kevin Gallagher's website.

Family Circle Article: COULD YOUR CHILD BE DRAFTED? (from July 13, 2004) -- According to retired U.S. Army Colonel David Hackworth, a military analyst and one of the most decorated officers in the army, the U.S. military is now so shorthanded that a whopping 40 percent of the 135,000 troops being rotated into Iraq are National Guard members and reservists. Congressman Rangel also warns, “We haven’t called up this level of reservists since the Korean War.”
The Coming Military Draft -- The Coming Military Draft Will Mean Compulsory Induction of American Men and Women age 18-42.

Pentagon alters how wounded are calculated -- Statistics on a Pentagon Web site have been reorganized in a way that lowers the published totals of American nonfatal casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Kilpatrick, deputy director of force health protection and readiness at the Defense Department, said the previous method of tallying casualties was misleading and might have made injuries and combat wounds seem worse and more numerous than they really were. (Remember...After the Gulf War I Dr. Kilpatrick consistently reduced the number of GWI cases by excluding all active duty military personnel and excluding all patients not seen in VA hospitals).

U.S. Set to Begin a Vast Expansion of DNA Sampling -- The Justice Department is completing rules to allow the collection of DNA from most people arrested or detained by federal authorities, a vast expansion of DNA gathering that will include hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, by far the largest group affected.

Cancer vaccine ordered for girls -- Acting on an issue stirring controversy in the Legislature, Gov. Rick Perry on Friday made Texas the first state to require girls to get a new vaccine for a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

Murder Trial Puts Focus on Land Rights -- Bullet holes still pepper a small house on the outskirts of town where two law officers died in a gunbattle over a patch of land the state wanted to take for a highway project.

News from the UK - Compliments of Mike Tawse:
Experts hunt for bird flu source --
Experts are still trying to determine the source of an outbreak of bird flu at a Suffolk farm as a cull of thousands of turkeys nears its end.
Curriculum for 'changing society' --
An updated secondary school curriculum, offering skills and languages relevant to modern learners, has been announced.
Bodies found in German restaurant --
The bodies of six people - three men and three women - have been found in a Chinese restaurant in the town of Sittensen, in northern Germany.
Plans for Mandarin school lessons --
Secondary schools in England will be allowed to teach Mandarin or Arabic instead of EU languages as part of proposals to update the curriculum.
Nursery pupils taught philosophy --
Children as young as four are being taught philosophy in nursery, BBC Scotland has learned.

U.S. Democrats seek unpaid taxes, setting up clash --
Congressional Democrats, hoping to finance an ambitious agenda without raising taxes, are on a collision course with the Bush administration about pursuing the potentially vast amount of money that people hide from the Internal Revenue Service.

Military Admits Four US Helicopters Were Shot Down -- The four U.S. helicopters that have crashed in Iraq since Jan. 20 were apparently shot down, the chief American military spokesman said Sunday - the first time the U.S. command has publicly acknowledged that the aircraft were lost to enemy fire.

States challenge nat'l driver's license -- A revolt against a national driver's license, begun in Maine last month, is quickly spreading to other states.

Okla. governor criticizes use of Guard troops -- Gov. Brad Henry said Thursday he is concerned that the Defense Department is relying too much on National Guard troops for military operations such as the war in Iraq.

Soldiers in Iraq view troop surge as a lost cause -- While senior military officials and the Bush administration say the president's decision to send more American troops to pacify Baghdad will succeed, many of the soldiers who're already there say it's a lost cause.

20 Face Lash for Dancing in Saudi Arabia -- A Saudi Arabian judge sentenced 20 foreigners to receive lashes and spend several months in prison after convicting them of attending a party where alcohol was served and men and women danced, a newspaper reported Sunday.

More U.S. Kids Having Obesity Surgery -- A group of four hospitals, led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, are starting a large-scale study this spring examining how children respond to various types of weight-loss surgery, including the gastric bypass, in which a pouch is stapled off from the rest of the stomach and connected to the small intestine.

The View From Guantanamo Bay -- In what looks like a strangely choreographed dance, they pace. Guards in camouflage and tan military boots walk non-stop back and forth along two floors of cells. Their eyes are trained on the row of small windows through which they watch detainees also on the move. A few are sitting, one is rocking back and forth, but most of them pace, almost keeping step with the guards. This is Camp 6, the holding centre for nearly half of the 395 detainees still housed at the U.S. naval base on the southeast corner of Cuba.

Russia probes smelly orange snow -- Russia has flown a team of chemical experts to a Siberian region to find out why smelly, coloured snow has been falling over several towns.

Minn. farmer charged after chasing thief -- A farmer who chased down a thief and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived now faces a more serious charge than the thief himself.

Cloned Meat: the hidden agendas (behind the other hidden agendas) -- Who is pushing to legalize cloned meat? Follow the money -- and there are strong connections to human genetic engineering.

Hard drive missing from Birmingham VA Medical Center -- A portable hard drive that may contain personal information on some veterans and was used by an employee at a Veterans Affairs office in Birmingham is missing and may have been stolen, the Department of Veterans Affairs said in a statement Friday.

New Bond Film Highlights 9/11 Insider Trading -- In a twenty first century update, the new James Bond Movie, Casino Royale, directly references 9/11 and highlights the fact that massive manipulation of airline stocks prior to the attacks account for a leading motive behind the event. (older article but worth mentioning)

Did you know? -- The REAL ID Act of 2005 stipulates that after May 11, 2008, “a Federal agency may not accept, for any official purpose, a driver’s license or identification card issued by a State to any person unless the State is meeting the requirements” specified in the REAL ID Act. Be sure to look under the 5th brown heading...also 9th paragraph down..."Flexibility".  (Thanks Mike)

Here We Go: Gov't Prepares for Bird-Flu Pandemic -- Public health officials and academics who met Thursday at a conference to discuss seasonal- and bird-flu preparation urged the government to commit billions of dollars more toward its bird-flu outbreak response plan. Some worry that without adequate financial incentives from the government, the drug industry may not make the up-front investments needed to ensure its readiness in the event of an emergency.

Watch the Discovery Channel program "Chemical Contrails", Feb. 8, 2007 -- Across the planet, millions of people have seen them — jet aircraft vapor trails lingering in the sky. Are these just regular "contrails" — the carbon and water vapor exhaust from commercial planes — or are they potentially toxic "chemical trails" emitted intentionally as part of secret geo-engineering experiments or weather-weaponization tests? Check your local listings for time and station.

U.S. Issues New Guidelines in Case of Flu Pandemic -- Cities should close schools for up to three months in the event of a severe flu outbreak, ball games and movies should be canceled and working hours staggered so subways and buses are less crowded, the federal government advised today in issuing new pandemic flu guidelines to states and cities.

Judge: Doctor Can't Treat Terrorists -- NEW YORK (AP) - A doctor accused of pledging to treat al-Qaida members can be prosecuted because medical care counts as material support to terrorists under federal law, a judge said Tuesday.

Lt Watada - Update on Soldier Who is Stopping the War -- Sat, Feb. 3 in Seattle Lt. Watada's Last Speaking Event Prior to Military Court Martial which will be held on Feb. 5, 2007. Click above link for deatails.

UK News:  (Thanks to Mike Tawse)
Defiant Blair rejects quit calls -- A defiant Tony Blair has said he will not give in to pressure to quit over the cash-for-honours affair. ( Background Information to this article )
Blair defends his record on NHS -- Tony Blair has defended his record on the NHS, and said it was in much better shape than when he came to office.
Humans blamed for climate change -- Global climate change is "very likely" to have a human cause, an influential group of scientists has concluded.
Hope for safe prenatal gene test -- Work by scientists could lead to a non-invasive blood test to detect genetic abnormalities such as Down's syndrome in the womb.
MoD fails to show cockpit video -- The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has failed to provide an inquest with a recording of a "friendly fire" incident in which a British soldier died.

Boston officials livid over ad stunt -- Boston officials, livid about a publicity campaign that had disrupted the city by stirring fears of terrorism, vowed to prosecute those responsible and seek restitution.

Agency Says Higher Casualty Total Was Posted in Error -- For the last few months, anyone who consulted the Veterans Affairs Department’s Web site to learn how many American troops had been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan would have found this number: 50,508. But on Jan. 10, without explanation, the figure plummeted to 21,649. READ MORE...

Merck lobbies states over cancer vaccine -- Merck & Co. is helping bankroll efforts to pass state laws requiring girls as young as 11 or 12 to receive the drugmaker's new vaccine against the sexually transmitted cervical-cancer virus.

Senator: NJ could get $15 billion from toll road lease -- New Jersey could get up to $15 billion by leasing toll roads to a private company that would increase tolls annually but give the state money to pay debt and free cash for school construction, property tax relief and other needs, a state lawmaker said Wednesday.

Germany seeks to arrest 13 CIA operatives -- The arrest warrants present the most serious legal challenge yet to the CIA's secret transfers of terrorism suspects.

Support the Troops by Ending the War by Rep. Ron Paul -- Since we now know that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and was not threatening anyone, we must come to terms with 3,000 American deaths and 23,000 American casualties. It's disconcerting that those who never believed the justifications given for our invasion, and who now want the war ended, are still accused of not supporting the troops! This is strange indeed! READ MORE...

US army uniforms found in warehouse east of Baghdad -- Joint Iraqi and US troops found uniforms identical to those worn by the US marines in a warehouse east of the capital, revealed a statement by the US army Wednesday.

US Army Investigating New Torture Allegations -- Alleged Former Abu Ghraib Guard Discussed Gang Rape In YouTube Video.

UK News:  (Thanks to Mike Tawse)
Blair interviewed again by police
-- Tony Blair has been questioned for a second time by police investigating cash-for-honours allegations.
Kidnapping plot search continues -- Forensic officers have spent the night searching 12 Birmingham properties in connection with an alleged plot to kidnap and kill a Muslim soldier.
Branson to launch stem-cell bank -- Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is set to launch a company which will let families bank and store stem cells from their child's umbilical cord.
Safety dominates NHS complaints -- Complaints about patient safety and the care of dying patients dominate those referred on to England's NHS watchdog.
Russian shock at 'gagged' babies -- Russian prosecutors are investigating allegations that hospital staff in Yekaterinburg gagged babies because they did not want to hear them crying.
Air pollution link to heart risk -- Air pollution increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, a study says.

Planet Bush -- It must be nice to live on Planet Bush. I listened to part of George W. Bush’s speech today from New York, his “State of the Economy” address on my Sirius Satellite Radio. And, I just don’t think he’s on the same planet with the rest of us.

Whose Side Is Bush On? by Chuck Baldwin -- There was someone in the gallery during President George W. Bush's State of the Union speech that he would not dare publicly recognize. Even though he knew she was there, I'm confident he never even bothered to look up at Gallery 5, Row B, Seat 9, because sitting in that seat was Monica Ramos, the wife of imprisoned former Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos. She was the invited guest of Republican California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.

How to lose a war - Ten simple steps -- With so much emphasis today on how to win a war, I felt it might be good to look at how to lose a war.





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