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Today in History - Feb. 27, 2009
1801 - The city of Washington, DC. was placed under congressioal jurisdiction.
1896 - The "Charlotte Observer" published a picture of an X-ray photograph made by Dr. H.L. Smith. The photograph showed a perfect picture of all the bones
of a hand and a bullet that Smith had placed between the third and fourth fingers in the palm.
1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 19th Amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote.
1933 - The Reichstag, Germany's parliament building in Berlin, was set afire. The Nazis accused Communist for the fire.
1951 - The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, limiting U.S. Presidents to two terms.
1973 - The American Indian Movement occupied Wouned Knee in South Dakota.
1991 - U.S. President George Bush announced live on television that "Kuwait is liberated."

Jobless Angry at Possibility of No Benefits -- Many are unable to draw jobless benefits, and many have taken on thousands of dollars in credit-card debt to help make ends meet.

Mexico to send more troops to besieged city -- Mexico is sending up to 5,000 new troops and federal police to the country's most violent city, where law and order is on the brink of collapse in a war between gangs supplying drugs to the United States.

Ron Paul on Glenn Beck Feb. 24, 2009

Mervyn King: 'Impossible to say' how much capital needed to shore up banking system -- Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said it is "impossible to say" how much capital will be required to shore up the British banking system.

Zogby Poll: Just 27% Believe They Will Benefit From Economic Stimulus Bill -- Just 27% of likely voters are optimistic the recently passed federal economic stimulus bill will personally benefit them or their family, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.

1 in 5 Wisconsin banks lost money in 4th quarter -- More than one in five Wisconsin banks posted a loss for the fourth quarter as the recession dug in and more borrowers were unable to pay back their loans, a report released Thursday by regulators shows.

Fannie Mae loses $25.2 billion in one quarter, asks for bailout -- Troubled US mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae said Thursday it lost almost 60 billion dollars last year and asked the Treasury Department for a further 15.2 billion dollars in aid.

Banks Vacate Towers Pushing Empty NYC Space to Record -- New York’s biggest banks and securities firms may relinquish 8 million square feet of office space this year, deepening the worst commercial property slump in more than a decade as they abandon a record amount of property.

Hungary on edge of bankruptcy -- Hungary is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy with its citizens struggling to pay off mortgages and personal loans taken out in foreign currency during one of the post-Communist era's most exuberant booms.

Ron Paul Video: Upsets CNBC -- Ron Paul opening's statement before Ben Bernanke testimony before House Financial Services Committee on 2009.02.25

Will Ron Paul End the Ban on Raw Milk? -- U.S. Congressman Ron Paul has introduced HR 778, a bill “to authorize the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products that are packaged for direct human consumption.”

World's biggest diamond mine company closes mines in Botswana due to falling demand -- Blames a big fall in global demand for diamonds.

Global meltdown: January sees 9,000 job losses every day -- More and more people are becoming unemployed this year, with nearly 9,000 jobs vanishing worldwide on an average each day in January.

Feds moving enemy combatant to Ill. court -- An accused al-Qaida sleeper agent held for 5-1/2 years at a Navy brig in South Carolina will soon be sent to Illinois for trial in civilian court, a move the government has fought for years saying terror suspects caught in the U.S. could be held indefinitely without charges.

YouTube: Military Joining The American Resistance To Protect The Constitution -- This is Freedom of Speech at it's best! As Protected and Guaranteed to me in The US Constitution!

FM 3-36 February 2009 Electronic Warfare in Operations (pdf)

Army Reloads on Sticky Foam Weaponry -- In theory, the foam would "instantly disable" the oncoming vehicle by clogging up the engine intakes and blocking the steering mechanism. The foam would absorb the vehicle's kinetic energy, bringing it to a stop.

Resolutions to affirm U.S. Constitution cause uproar -- Two resolutions to affirm the U.S. Constitution failed to get traction in the House this week, but they sure kicked up a lot of mud.

Defeating YouTube Censorship -- The latest move toward the shutting down of free speech on YouTube is the introduction of algorithms that automatically compare audio and video content against databases of copyrighted material.

Rocky Mountain News to close after Friday -- The Rocky Mountain News will publish its last edition Friday. Owner E.W. Scripps Co. announced on the newspaper’s Web site Thursday that its search for a buyer for the paper was unsuccessful.

Baxter International “Unintentionally” Sent Flu Samples to Companies that Contained H5N1 Avian Flu -- That’s the headline, but the reality of what happened might indicate a far more serious situation. Read More...

The Emerging Sunspot Cycle 24 and a Weakening Magnetic Field -- New scientific discoveries are indicating that this next solar flare cycle could potentially be powerful enough to distrupt our planet's entire electric grid.

Bank Failures Take Toll on Insurance Fund -- The federal insurance fund that protects most bank deposits is being drained by a sharp rise in bank failures and has dwindled to its lowest level since 1993, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported yesterday.

Rioting in Martinique -- The island of Martinique, which has also been striking since 5 February, a second night of riots broke out, with stores pillaged, cars burned and roadblocks erected in the main town, Fort-de-France.

Narcotic ID kit can get you busted for chocolate, tea tree oil along with illegal drugs -- The story starts in August 2008, when the two raw foodists were stopped at Pearson Airport carrying their own brand of organic chocolate made of unrefined cacao, maca root, hemp seeds and goji berries. When Canadian Border Services applied a NIK test, their sweet treat registered positive for hash, and Obadia was told he would be charged at a future court appearance. The test, which takes a few seconds, involves a liquid interacting with the substance in a vial. If it turns any shade of purple, arrest.

Harmful Chemicals Found in Liquid Medicines for Babies -- A study published in the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood has revealed that newborns who consume liquid medications may be exposed to dangerous toxins which are added to improve their effectiveness, taste and appearance. What is more worrying is that the babies' intake levels may be even higher than recommended adult guidelines.

Neil Young - Comes a time to fight for farmers -- we are in the midst of a historic financial crisis and part of the solution lies with the "People's Department." It's time for our newest federal leaders to recognize the unmatched ability of family farmers to strengthen local economies. We can all learn from the ingenuity and innovation that family farmers demonstrate time and time again in the face of challenge.

Major general says president's eligibility needs proof -- 'Most important, what I really want is the truth'!

US Finance Commission calls for more tolls now, then direct road use charges -- A finance commission set up by the US Congress in the last five year 'TEA' bill to advise on future funding has suggested much greater use of tolling and other pricing mechanisms. They say indirect funding through the gasoline and diesel taxes is unsustainable. It is generating insufficient and declining revenue and is causing serious distortions such as congestion.

Today in history Feb 26:
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signed the National Currency Act.
1907 - The U.S. Congress raised their own pay to $7500.
1945 - In the U.S., a nationwide midnight curfew went into effect
1983 - Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission
1987 - The Tower Commission rebuked U.S. President Reagan for failing to control his national security staff in the wake of the Iran-Contra affair.
1993 - Six people were killed and more than a thousand injured when a van exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center in New York City. The bomb had been built by Islamic extremists.

VIDEO: BBC Censors Bhutto Frost Interview (Bin Laden murdered) -- This video exposes the blatant censorship by the BBC from their website where they completely cut out any of the footage of Benazir Bhutto saying Omar Sheikh murdered Osama Bin Laden.

Nationwide tea parties today & tomorrow!!!! -- Join nearly 40 nationwide tea parties across U.S. Americans say 'enough is enough,' unite to protest spending.

U.S. Energy Department Cannot Account for Nuclear Materials at 15 Locations -- Auditors found that Energy could not accurately account for the quantities and locations of nuclear material at 15 out of 40, or 37 percent, of facilities reviewed. The materials written off included 20,580 grams of enriched uranium, 45 grams of plutonium, 5,001 kilograms of normal uranium and 189,139 kilograms of depleted uranium.

Toxic Novartis Meningitis C Vaccine Emergency Recall UK -- Health officials have been forced to withdraw 21,000 doses of the meningitis C vaccine from GP clinics around the UK after it emerged that some doses may have been contaminated with a blood-poisoning bacterium.

FDA Says Firm Faked Generic-Drug Tests -- India's largest drugmaker has falsified laboratory tests for generic drugs that had been approved for sale in the United States, officials at the Food and Drug Administration say.

YouTube: Norman Dodd On Tax Exempt Foundations -- This is a truly eye opening look into what the tax exempt foundations are doing in the United States - their attempt to merge the Soviet System of Government with the USA.

Video: Sibel Edmonds Documentary - Kill The Messenger -- Sibel Edmonds, a 32-year-old Turkish-American, was hired as a translator by the FBI shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 because of her knowledge of Middle Eastern languages. She was fired less than a year later in March 2002 for reporting shoddy work and security breaches to her supervisors that could have prevented those attacks.

YouTube: Eric Clapton -- Do You Want a Revolution? Revolution now...

84--RIOT EQUIPMENT -- Army solicits for $6 million of riot equipment.

Vaccine Ingredients List -- The intent of this website is to raise awareness about the controversial aspects of vaccination. Many vaccines still contain thimerosal (49.6% ethylmercury by weight.) While mercury is a highly toxic element second only to radioactive plutonium, when combined with other ingredients, specifically aluminum and formaldehyde, the synergistic effects increase 10,000-fold. Individuals who suffer from chronic mercury exposure will have a unique expression of symptoms.

ANOTHER AUTISM CASE WINS IN VACCINE COURT -- The rulings could have a significant precedential impact on some 5,000 families who opted to bring their cases in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings (OAP) hoping that the vaccine court would officially hold that the MMR vaccine or thimerosal had caused autism in their children.

DHS has plan for Mexico violence -- The Department of Homeland Security has contingency plans to surge personnel and other resources, including the U.S. military, to parts of the southern border if law enforcement agencies on the ground are overwhelmed by the spillover effects of escalating criminal violence in Mexico, department officials say.

Closing The Borders To Free Speech -- As immigrants flood our nation in record numbers, many Americans want to talk frankly about the situation. But could this someday be a crime?

Greeks shut airports, services to protest economy -- Greeks disgruntled by their country's economic woes ramped up protests against the government on Wednesday, shutting down airports and disrupting many public services.

THE BANKERS MANIFESTO from 1892 -- Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. revealed the Bankers Manifesto of 1892 to the U.S. Congress somewhere between 1907 and 1917.

FDA ignored debris in syringes -- Months before an Angier company shipped deadly bacteria-tainted drugs, the federal Food and Drug Administration received numerous complaints about sediment and debris in the medicine.

$500-a-day fine for posting Constitution -- The owners of a Florida bait and tackle shop have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Clearwater to defend their right to display artwork of marine life on the outside of their business along with a banner of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Monsanto's Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers -- A recent scientific study carried out by Navdanya, compared the soil of fields where Bt-cotton had been planted for 3 years with adjoining fields with non GMO cotton or other crops. The region covered included Nagpur, Amravati and Wardha of Vidharbha which accounts for highest GMO cotton planting in India, and the highest rate of farmers suicides (4000 per year).

Today in History Feb 25:
1793 - The department heads of the U.S. government met with U.S. President Washington for the first Cabinet meeting on U.S. record.
1836 - Samuel Colt received a patent for a "revolving gun".
1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It authorized a graduated income tax.
1919 - The state of Oregon became the first state to place a tax on gasoline. The tax was 1 cent per gallon.
1928 - The Federal Radio Commission issued the first U.S. television license to Charles Jenkins Laboratories in Washington, DC.

Known Unknowns: Unconventional "Strategic Shocks" In Defense Strategy Development - By Nathan Freier-- The author provides the defense policy team a clear warning against excessive adherence to past defense and national security convention. Including the insights of a number of noted scholars on the subjects of “wild cards” and “strategic surprise,” he argues that future disruptive, unconventional shocks are inevitable.

Obama's Speech Leaves Everyone Asking, "How?" -- There are too many questions out of this speech. He contradicted himself. He refused to give details, just boilerplate pablum. The great oratory failed. How exactly will his plan be able to distinguish between those worthy of help and those not worthy of help? Will the government have discretion to make that call?

Detroit Automakers Met With Obama's Auto Task Force -- Detroit Automakers Met With Obama's Auto Task Force -- Shares of major automakers rose sharply Tuesday as a newly formed Obama administration task force met with Congressional leaders and discouraged bankruptcy as an option for the struggling companies.

Iran tests country's first nuclear power plant -- Virtual fuel, which consists of lead and is meant to imitate the enriched uranium needed to run the plant, is loaded into Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant on Wednesday.

Ed and Elaine Brown face conspiracy, arms counts -- Sixteen months after their armed standoff with federal officials ended in a peaceful, undercover arrest, Ed and Elaine Brown were back in New Hampshire yesterday to face weapons and conspiracy charges for their activities. If found guilty, the couple could receive what amount to life sentences. Just one charge, for possession of destructive devices, carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in prison.

San Francisco Chronicle may shut down -- San Francisco may lose its main newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, as owner Hearst Corp cuts a "significant" number of jobs and decides whether to shut or sell the money-losing daily.

World Wide Riot Website -- Insurrections, Riots and Resistance from Around the World.

Ammiano wants to make marijuana legal in state -- California would become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use under a bill introduced Monday by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco. The proposal would regulate marijuana like alcohol, with people over 21 years old allowed to grow, buy, sell and possess cannabis - all of which is barred by federal law.

Highway dollars wasted on luxury rentals, dinner parties -- Calls for oversight and accountability are louder than ever as highway users learned this month that their fuel taxes and other user fees have fattened up engineering and design contracts for luxury rental cars, dinner parties, sporting events and trips to places like Atlantic City.

Much ado about a mileage tax -- Late this past week, The Associated Press quoted LaHood as saying the U.S. Department of Transportation should consider a number of funding options, including a tax on vehicle miles traveled, or VMT.

YouTube: 2009 Martial Law Causes World Wide Riots -- If Martial Law comes into effect it would cause World Wide Riots ! History Repeats itself, The Rich get Rich and the Poor get Angry and Revolt !

Latest Layoff News -- Layoffs for February 2009 at America's 500 largest public companies.

Majority Of U.S. States Join Sovereignty Movement, Assert 10th Amendment Rights -- A majority of states have bills passed or have proposed bill which affirm 10th Amendment rights. Some affirm additional rights and/or give specific reasons. New Hampshire has written the most aggressive legislation.
Related Article: Oklahoma House passes sovereignty bill

Get Ready for Mass Retail Closings -- About 220,000 stores may close this year in America, says our guest, retail consultant Howard Davidowitz of Davidowitz & Associates. As more Americans save and spend less, it's clear there's too much retail space.

The World Health Organization hails deal with Schering to provide poor countries with technology for bird flu vaccines -- The World Health Organization said Tuesday that a deal with U.S. drug maker Schering-Plough Corp. will allow it to provide poor countries with improved vaccine-making technology to prepare for a possible flu pandemic.

Soldier questions eligibility, doubts president's authority -- A U.S. soldier on active duty in Iraq has called President Obama an "impostor" in a statement in which he affirmed plans to join as plaintiff in a challenge to Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief.

Major General Commanding General Carroll D. Childers Joins Military Suit -- "I agree to be a plaintiff in the legal action to be filed by Orly Taitz, Esq. in a PETITION FOR A DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT THAT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IS NOT QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT of the U.S., nor TO BE COMMANDER IN CHIEF of the U.S. ARMED FORCES, in that I am or was a sworn member of the U.S. military (subject to recall), and therefore when serving as an active member of the military, I would be unable to follow any orders given by a Constitutionally unqualified Commander In Chief, since by doing so I would be subject to charges of aiding and abetting fraud and committing acts of treason."

Statins Impair Brains -- It turns out that statins inhibit not only the liver from making cholesterol but may also block the brain from making cholesterol. That's a serious consequence, according to Yeon-Kyun Shin, a biophysics professor in the department of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology at Iowa State, because cholesterol is vital for healthy and optimum brain function.

'There will be blood' -- Policy makers and forecasters who see a recovery next year are probably lying to boost public confidence, he said. And the crisis will eventually provoke political conflict, albeit not on the scale of a world war, but violent all the same. “There will be blood.”

Warning for the West as crisis spills onto streets -- The slump that has swept through developed nations like the UK, the eurozone and the United States is hitting the world's emerging economies with a speed and ferocity that has shocked even the most pessimistic analysts.

Urban Warfare Drills Linked To Economic Rage -- Urban warfare training drills are taking place across the country as top analysts as well as officials predict a potential “summer of rage” across Europe and America as civil unrest from the economic fallout builds.

U.S. to pay 'forgotten' Filipino World War II veterans -- More than 60 years after reneging on a promise to the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who fought for the United States during World War II, the U.S. government will soon be sending out checks -- to the few who are still alive.

Army preparing to test Future Combat Systems -- Soldiers and civilians with the Future Combat Systems program at White Sands Missile Range are working overtime preparing to put future Army technology to the test. Soldiers -- along with technicians for the companies that produce the various systems that make up FCS -- are loading up vehicles with data collection equipment that will be used to test the systems later this year.

The Spectacular, Sudden Crash of the Global Economy -- In a short period of months, the entire system of global capitalism has screeched to a halt. No one knows what happens next.

FDA Approves Shock Device To Treat Severe OCD Cases -- The Food and Drug Administration Thursday approved an implantable device that jolts the brain in people with hard-to-treat symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. The device is called the Reclaim DBS, or deep brain stimulation, and is made by Medtronic.

Health Freedom Groups Join in Launch of Grassroots Health Revolution Petition -- The petition which is endorsed by NaturalNews, the Organic Consumers Association, the Life Extension Foundation, the American Association for Health Freedom and other health freedom groups -- calls for an end to FDA and FTC oppression of free speech about dietary supplements.

Today in History: FEB. 24, 2009

1803 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled itself to be the final interpreter of all constitutional issues.
1866 - In Washington, DC, an American flag made entirely of American bunting was displayed for the first time.
1903 - In Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an area was leased to the U.S. for a naval base.
1942 - The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge shotguns for sporting use for the wartime effort.
1983 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 1100 mark for the first time.

End The Federal Reserve Bank Website -- Sound Money for America!! The Federal Reserve Bank is the cause of our financial and economic Crisis!

McCain questions Obama about helicopter at summit -- McCain bemoaned cost overruns in military procurement. The new fleet of 28 Marine One helicopters being built by Lockheed Martin Corp. — now over budget at $11.2 billion — will cost more than Air Force One. Obama said the helicopter he has now seems adequate, adding that he never had a helicopter before and "maybe I've been deprived and I didn't know it."

Google’s Gmail service crashes across world -- Google’s web-based email service, Gmail, has crashed this morning, leaving millions of users from Britain to Australia unable to send and receive messages.

Ford restructuring retiree health care -- Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union agreed to change the way the company funds retiree health-care benefits, easing Ford's strained finances and putting pressure on General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to secure similar concessions.

FT says staff offered three-day working week -- The Financial Times, the leading financial newspaper, will offer staff the chance to work three days a week over the summer as part of its drive to cut costs, a company spokesman said Monday.

Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon: I need to be Subsidized -- Calvin's (of Calvin & Hobbes) explanation of his Lemonade Stand's business perspective has a resonance to the American Auto industry's position in the current economy. Remember that this cartoon was drawn over 15 years ago!

U.S. to pay 'forgotten' Filipino World War II veterans -- More than 60 years after reneging on a promise to the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who fought for the United States during World War II, the U.S. government will soon be sending out checks -- to the few who are still alive.

Soldiers still waiting for tour bonuses -- The Pentagon has not started complying with a law requiring the payment of monthly bonuses of up to $500 to soldiers forced to remain on active duty beyond their enlistment period, military officials said.

Hospitals Become Major Source of Nuclear Waste -- Hospitals have become a major source of nuclear waste in the United States, producing and storing millions of radioactive materials each year with no long-term disposal plan. Experts increasingly fear that such waste could pose health hazards or be stolen by terrorists and used to build dirty bombs.

Virginia DOT may close 25 rest stops on highways -- Less than a week after one Virginia Department of Transportation official admitted the state was “deficient” in providing adequate truck parking, the agency announced plans to close 25 of its 41 rest areas in the state.

Romanian military lab explodes -- A Romanian officer was killed Monday in Bucharest following an explosion at a military laboratory dealing with nuclear, biological and chemical research, the defence ministry announced.

Sci-fi Raytheon riot control -- What has Raytheon, the USA company that made radar equipment for yachts, got in common with sci-fi riot control? Read More...

Obama administration backs Bush, tries to kill 'lost' White House emails lawsuit -- The Obama administration, siding with former President George W. Bush, is trying to kill a lawsuit that seeks to recover what could be millions of missing White House e-mails in a stunning reversal of Obama's rhetoric about Bush secrecy on the campaign trail.

Asian shares slump after Dow hits 1997 low -- Asian shares slumped Tuesday, some to multiyear lows, after a broad Wall Street sell-off on recessionary fears and heightened risk aversion left the Dow Jones Industrial Average at levels not seen since 1997.

Brzezinski warns of riots in US -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former national security advisor, has warned that the US could witness riots if economy continues its downward spiral.

Britain's National Trust Urges Home Gardening -- In Britain, homeowners and businesses are being strongly encouraged to grow their own food, another indication of the tie between the recession and gardening.

Fungus Threatens Wheat Crops Worldwide -- An aggressive version of stem rust, a disease that is ravaging wheat crops in Africa, could spread to American farmlands. Scientists are rushing to find a way to fight it.

Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth -- Website for Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth.

In tough economy, working 7 days becomes norm for some -- Never taking a day off takes its toll on those who work 7 days a week.

Physician Blasts CDC Over Morgellons -- Evidence is emerging that this system of disorders (poorly named Morgellons) is in almost everyone, including those who read this letter, but that clinical manifestations are not manifested to a recognizable degree. Related Article:  Joni Mitchell is in the midst of treatments for Morgellons syndrome, an infectious and potentially debilitating skin condition has put other endeavors on hold for now.

Texas National Guard on Alert -- The Texas State Legislature had been trying very hard to get the Obama Administration to respond to a critical situation on the Texas Border. The Administration had not gotten back with Texas as of last night. So the State of Texas told Washington D.C. basically they could go jump, and “we’ll take care of Texas!”. As of last night… the Texas National Guard has been put on High Alert!!!

Philadelphia newspapers' owner files for bankruptcy -- Philadelphia Newspapers L.L.C., which owns The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and, filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday in a bid to restructure its $390 million in debt load.

Today in history: Feb. 23, 2009

In 1945, American Marines raised the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima.
In 1954, the first mass vaccination of children against polio began in Pittsburgh
1963 - The 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It prohibited poll taxes in federal elections
1995 - The Dow Jones Industrial closed about 4,000 for the first time at 4,003.33.

VIDEO: Alan Keyes: Stop Obama or U.S. will cease to exist!!!! -- Keyes also has some very strong opinions about President Obama. He ran against Obama for U.S Senate in Illinois back in 2004. Keyes doubts Obama is a U.S citizen and said he will ruin the country. "Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it is coming true. He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist," said Keyes.

YouTube: Glenn Beck The War Room "Economic 911" (Part 1) -- Glenn Beck's War room discusses the possibilities of the un-thinkable "economic 911" and where we could be by the year 2014. (Part 2) - (Part 3) - (Part 4) - (Part 5)

Senator Richard Shelby, R-Alabama questions Obama eligibility -- 'They said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven't seen any birth certificate'!

Chaos after crowds swarm Fort Lauderdale street for housing help -- Thousands of people seeking government-subsidized housing packed the street Saturday morning in front of the Robert P. Kelly Housing Authority building until police shut down the line because the crowd had grown unmanageable.

Florida can't keep up with concealed weapons permit requests -- People in Florida are fearful of the economic future, and one way they are coping is by buying guns. The state office that issues concealed weapons permits is buried under a backlog of 95,000 applications, and doesn't have enough money in its budget to do the job. A legislative budget panel is being asked to approve a midyear budget transfer of nearly $4 million to catch up to the demand for permits. ''People are getting scared,'' said Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson. ``The economy is scaring them. They don't want their houses broken into.''

Soldier says he won't return to Iraq -- Walker refused to leave yesterday at the end of his two-week leave. He says he's disillusioned with the US role in Iraq.

FDA: Psoriasis drug could cause deadly brain infection -- The government is warning that taking the psoriasis drug Raptiva could result in serious brain infection and even death.

OBAMA FORUM: Obama forum site wants websites banned -- These people are advocating: writing down license plates of dissenters, banning websites, putting people in camps for disagreeing with the mighty Obama. This is very scary stuff!

"Gorgon Stare" - Air Force to Unleash 'Gorgon Stare' on Squirting Insurgents -- The award for best -- and creepiest -- military name of the week? No contest, that's "Gorgon Stare," the Air Force's $150 million project to outfit its latest spy drones with super high-powered cameras. By next year, 10 Reaper unmanned aircraft should have a Gorgon Stare sensor, which will film an area, two-and-a-half miles around, from 12 different angles.

120,000 people pack streets of Dublin in angry protest against government's handling of economic crisis -- "There is fear about how to keep body and soul together," he said. "There is anger then, because everybody knows that it is not our fault, that a business elite has destroyed our economy and has as yet to be made accountable for it."

Popular rage Grows as Global Crisis Worsens -- As the global economic crisis deepens, tempers around the world are getting shorter. French and British trade unions are organizing strikes, Putin is sending troops into the streets and Beijing is trying to buy itself calm.
Related Articles: * Huge protest over Irish economy
                            * Police In UK Are Preparing For Summer Of Rage

The Great Depression has Arrived - Collapsing American Dreams -- It almost seems amusing that we are still discussing the “coming” depression because of the fact that it is already arrived and settling in. Really, what this entire new “era” is all about is watching our dreams deteriorate right before our eyes.

Stimulus Watch -- Find projects by State or City.

IRAQ: Doctors in Hiding Treat as They Can -- Seventy percent of Iraq's doctors are reported to have fled the war-torn country in the face of death threats and kidnappings. Those who remain live in fear, often in conditions close to house arrest.

Swiss party wants to punish U.S. for UBS probe -- The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) called on Saturday for retaliation against the United States over a U.S. tax probe into the country's biggest bank UBS that threatens prized banking secrecy.

Hyperinflation case revisited: Will we complete the trip? -- This is a very easy to follow explanation about what hyperinflation is
all about. (Thanks Jimm)!

Sweeping New Health Insurance System Proposed for U.S. Residents -- The Commonwealth Fund, a health policy research group that represents the interests of health insurance companies, has proposed a sweeping new program that -- surprise! -- would require all Americans to buy health insurance. The new program would mandate that Americans buy health insurance, even if they don't need it. Those who don't buy it would be penalized by the government for failing to participate in the new program.

PBS FRONTLINE: "The Soldier's Heart" -- With the U.S. Army now reporting a record number of suicides - the highest since 1980, when it began tracking the rate - we offer an encore broadcast of "The Soldier's Heart" this Tuesday night (check local listings). the full program online!

Army charity hoards millions -- As soldiers stream home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the biggest charity inside the U.S. military has been stockpiling tens of millions of dollars meant to help put returning fighters back on their feet, an Associated Press investigation shows.

National Guard scraps plans to invade rural town of Carroll, Iowa -- The Guard had planned a four-day urban military operation in tiny Arcadia, Iowa, population 443, sending troops to take over the town and search door-to-door for a suspected weapons dealer HOWEVER Following publicized reports that the Army National Guard was planning a military training exercise on the streets of a rural Iowa town, the commanding officers have called off the mock "invasion."

Warning Against Adverse Health Effects From the Operation of Digital Broadcast -- Many people are worrying about this new technology which has not been tested yet. People in USA will be the Guinea pigs and, what a chance for the industry, there is so much radiation everywhere without DVBT that you will probably see no difference to other RF. (Perhaps more exhaustion, more tiredness, the feeling of being paralyzed??)

ACORN Urges Civil Disobedience in Foreclosure Evictions -- A national community organizing group Thursday announced a campaign of civil disobedience designed to help families resist eviction and remain in their homes after foreclosure.

We're a fast food nation eating ourselves to death because of economy -- McDonald's and KFC are taking advantage of the recession. It's depressing how slowly the government is responding.

Scientists close in on 'universal' vaccine for flu -- Scientists on Sunday unveiled lab-made human antibodies that can disable several types of influenza, including highly-lethal H5N1 bird flu and the "Spanish Flu" strain that killed tens of millions in 1918.

Scientist Looks to Weaponize Ball Lightning -- Ball lightning has been the subject of much scientific scrutiny over the years. And, as with many powerful natural phenomena, the question arises: "Can we turn it into a weapon?"

From One Assault On The Constitution To Another -- The US Constitution has few friends on the right or the left. Read More...

Fearing 'Cyber Katrina,' Obama Candidate for Cyber Czar Urges a ''FEMA for the Internet' -- President Obama’s leading candidates for “cyber czar” are focusing on an all-too-human vulnerability: The nation’s inability to respond to a full-fledged Internet-borne crisis for lack of a central cyber commander.

CNBC’s Rick Santelli goes off on a rant about the Bailouts and the Stimulus -- Exit Question: I just wonder how long it is before Rick Santelli gets terminated for not embracing the politics of hope and change?

Would You Join Santelli's "Chicago Tea Party?" -- CNBC's Rick Santelli leads the trader mortgage revolt. Would you want to join his "Chicago Tea Party?" Let us know!

China calls on Russia to explain cargo ship sinking -- China called on Russia on Thursday to explain how a Chinese cargo ship sank in Russian waters after reports it was fired on by the Russian military.

Food Allergies On The Rise -- Today four out of every 100 U.S. children — about 3 million — have a food allergy, and the condition is becoming increasingly prevalent. Food allergies among U.S. children grew 18 percent between 1997 and 2007, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers and allergy specialists still are puzzled about the reasons.

Stocks drop from Tokyo to London -- As of 6am the Dow Futures are minus 104.

Al Sharpton owes nearly $1.5 million in back taxes -- Government records indicate that Sharpton and his business entities owe nearly $1.5 million in overdue taxes and penalties.

Iran has enough fuel for a nuclear bomb, report says -- Iran has enough nuclear fuel to build a bomb if it decides to take the drastic steps of violating its international treaty obligations, kicking out inspectors and further refining its supply, U.N. officials and arms control experts said Thursday.

Layoff Tracker -- Number of layoffs since Nov. 1, 2008, at America's 500 largest public companies*.

Guardsmen to conduct urban training at Arcadia in April -- The Carroll National Guard unit will train on urban military operations by holding a four-day exercise at Arcadia. The purpose of the April 2-5 drill will be to gather intelligence, then search for and apprehend a suspected weapons dealer, according to Sgt. Mike Kots, readiness NCO for Alpha Company.

Newly poor swell lines at U.S. food banks -- Once a crutch for the most needy, food pantries have responded to the deepening recession by opening their doors to what one pantry organizer described as "the next layer of people," a rapidly expanding group of child-care workers, nurse's aides, real estate agents and secretaries who are facing a financial crisis for the first time.

Homeowners' rallying cry: Produce the note -- Homeowners around the country are managing to stave off foreclosure by employing a strategy that goes to the heart of the whole nationwide mess. In interviews with The Associated Press, lawyers, homeowners and advocates outlined the produce-the-note strategy. Exactly how many homeowners have employed it is unknown. Nor is it clear how successful it has been; some judges are more sympathetic than others.

If Violence Escalates in Mexico, Texas Officials Plan to Be Ready -- a spokeswoman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, said a multi-agency contingency plan is being developed, and it will focus primarily on law enforcement issues, including how to handle an influx of Mexicans fleeing violence.

Top 10 Cancer Sites by Incidence, United States -- Prostate, female breast, lung, and colorectal (colon) cancers remained the most common in 2005.* Learn how to reduce your risks of these and other cancers.

Appraisal district using Google to survey hidden structures -- Troubled by their inability to appraise structures locked out of sight behind closed gates, district employees are using Google Earth to survey privately owned farm and ranch land for structures they can't see from the road.

YouTube: Mexico is about to Collapse !!! Glenn Beck -- Drug related crimes are causing general unrest in Mexico. Read More...

Car and Tent Cities on the Rise in San Francisco & everywhere -- Take a look at all these links.

Oklahoma City police officer pulls man over for anti-Obama sign on vehicle -- The police officers who stopped Oklahoma City motorist Chip Harrison and confiscated a sign from his car told him he has a right to his beliefs, but the Secret Service "could construe this as a threat against President Obama," according to the incident report released this morning.

UBS Will Disclose Names, Pay $780 Million to U.S. -- UBS AG, Switzerland’s largest bank, will pay $780 million and disclose the names of some secret account holders to avoid U.S. prosecution on a charge that it helped thousands of wealthy Americans evade taxes.

Geronimo's heirs sue Skull & Bones over his remains -- The heirs of Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing Skull & Bones, Yale's oldest secret society, for the return of the old warrior's skull, the Yale Daily News reports.

Air Force One -- Be sure to note the colors!! (UN BLUE and LIGHT BLUE)

Americans Hunker Down in Recession -- The recession is really hitting home, sweet home. Across the generations and income brackets, Americans say they are increasingly becoming homebodies who are reading, knitting, cooking, watching television and playing board games.

Stanford depositors swarm banks -- Hundreds of people lined up to withdraw money from banks in Antigua and Caracas affiliated with Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, a day after the tycoon was charged with an $8 billion fraud. A similar scene played out in Caracas, where hundreds lined up to pull their money out of a Stanford bank.

World's largest pork producer to cut 1800 job & close 6 plants -- Smithfield said today it plans to close six plants by December and cut 1,800 jobs to restructure its pork business to cut costs and boost its return on invested capital.

Harvard Offers Early Retirement to Save Money -- Harvard University, the world's richest, said on Wednesday that it will hold salaries flat for the next academic year, let staff retire early and slow construction of a new campus in Allston to save money.

Millions could get help, but is foreclosure plan fair? -- The Obama administration's $75 billion housing rescue plan promises to help millions of financially struggling homeowners keep their homes, but it may be too little and too late for millions of others.

Digital TV: Mind Control by the Sound of Silence -- This is an extremely timely and important essay. It overviews a secret Pentagon psychotronics technology known as Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS) that has been fully operational since the early 1990s. Read More...

Blueprint for EU army to be agreed -- The plan, which has influential support in Germany and France, proposes to set up a "Synchronised Armed Forces Europe", or Safe, as a first step towards a true European military force.

Study Uncovers Mesothelioma Link to Nanotechnology -- According to researchers based out of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington D.C., the early 90’s development of carbon nanotubes has been an amazing feat for technological applications, however, it has not gone without its price. Specifically, carbon nanotubes may be causing harm to the human body in the form of mesothelioma cancer.

Legislation filed to halt interstate tolling -- Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-PA, thinks enough of keeping interstates toll-free that he filed the “Keeping America’s Freeways Free Act” as his first official legislative act in Congress.

YouTube - Barack Obama "Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At Every Bill That Lands On My Desk" -- Broken promises.....Public will have 5 days to look at a Bill. Obama promised us 5 days to be able to read the stimulus bill...HOWEVER, we know how that turned out!!! A MUST WATCH!!!

Terrorist threat 'exploited to curb civil liberties' -- "It would be better that the Government recognised that there are risks, rather than frightening people in order to be able to pass laws which restrict civil liberties, precisely one of the objects of terrorism: that we live in fear and under a police state."

VIDEO: Glenn Beck: The crash of 2009 is coming to you! -- As Glenn Beck from Fox News points out clearly, the Crash is Coming SOON!!

USA TOMORROW NEWSPAPER PONZI SCHEME UNCOVERED -- Jeff Lowrance is accused of defrauding investors and garnering huge amounts of money with the promise of creating a US news publication to be called USA Tomorrow.

YouTube: MAYOR VIRG BERNERO OF LANSING MICHIGAN TEARS FOX ANCHOR A NEW ONE - HILARIOUS! -- GM & Chrysler to tell Gov't How they plan to survive.

Drug violence spins Mexico toward 'civil war' -- Mexico, a country with a nearly 2,000-mile border with the United States, is undergoing a horrifying wave of violence that some are likening to a civil war. Drug traffickers battle fiercely with each other and Mexican authorities. The homicide rate reached a record level in 2008 and indications are that the carnage could be exceeded this year.

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BRASSCHECK TV: What the 2nd Amendment is for -- You don't have to like guns to understand what the 2nd Amendment is for.

Organize! Many Employers are Just Using the Recession to Stick it to Workers -- Whatever the truth is about where this economy is heading, one thing is clear: employers are taking every opportunity to slash employment and, if they are unionized, to hammer unions for pay cuts, even when there is no justification for these actions.

Millions of Kenyans 'On Brink of Starvation' -- Up to one third of Kenya's 34 million people are facing severe food shortages following a season of poor harvests exacerbated by widespread drought.

Amazing Device Pumps Well Water Using Compressed Air (video) -- The Brumby Pump uses nothing but compressed air to pump enormous quantities of water out of wells. In this video, Adams uses a low-cost 2-horsepower air compressor running on a common 110-volt electrical line to pump startling quantities of water from a 20-meter well. The water is used to irrigate garden crops, many of which are donated to low-income families in the local community.

Peter Schiff for U.S. Senate 2010 -- On February 21st, Peter Schiff will be looking to schiff2010's first "money bomb" to get a tangible idea of the grassroots support mounting for an historic run for senate.

Missing Iraq billions could be 'greatest fraud in US history' -- The US Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), the Army's criminal Investigation Command and the Justice Department are investigating US soldiers and officials in the alleged misuse of a portion of the $125 billion initially sent to Iraq for reconstruction shortly after the fall of Saddam.

The Denver Airport -- A must read!!!

"Worst Is Yet to Come:" Americans' Standard of Living Permanently Changed -- "The average American used to be able to borrow to buy a home, send their kids to a good school [and] buy a car," Davidowitz says. "A lot of that is gone."

Swift, steep downturn crisscrosses globe -- Markets are hammered as hope fades for quick recovery.

Take Action..Stop have until March 16 to contact Congress -- Take action today! The deadline to submit comments to the USDA is March 16th. Please consider customizing your letter for maximum impact and submitting a comment to the USDA.

Asian Stocks Decline for Third Day as Global Recession Deepens -- Asian stocks dropped for a third day, dragging the regional benchmark index to the lowest level since November, as the deepening global recession hurts corporate earnings and demand for commodities.

Chimp that attacked woman was given Xanax -- A 200-pound domesticated chimpanzee who once starred in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola was shot dead by police after a violent rampage that left a friend of its owner badly mauled.

The three phases of a bear market -- There are three principal phases of a bear market: the first represents the abandonment of hopes upon which stocks were purchased at inflated prices; the second reflects selling due to decreased business and earnings, and the third is caused by distress selling of sound securities, regardless of their value, by those who must find a cash market for at least a portion of their assets." The chart in this article shows the market going down to 3900.

Mississippi House Votes to Ban Ticket Cameras; Missouri and Maryland Protest -- Mississippi state House votes 117-3 to ban red light and speed cameras. Public protest against photo ticketing grows in Maryland and Missouri.

Recession will be worst since 1930s: Greenspan -- Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Tuesday the current global recession will "surely be the longest and deepest" since the 1930s and more government rescue funds are needed to stabilize the U.S. financial system.

GM, Chrysler to seek more govt aid, cut jobs -- General Motors and Chrysler asked the government for an additional $14 billion in aid, a dramatic acknowledgment that conditions in the U.S. auto industry have grown significantly worse in just two months.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Raise Shingles Risk -- A class of medications used widely to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases might increase the risk of shingles, especially among older people and those who are also taking steroids.

U.S. agents enter Stanford Financial Houston office -- Houston-based Stanford Financial Group, which says it oversees more than $50 billion of assets, is being investigated by U.S. regulators, according to a person familiar with the matter. The New York Times reported that U.S. securities regulators had accused three top Stanford executives, including Robert Allen Stanford, of fraud. Depositors from as far away as Colombia have begun arriving in the island nation of Antigua, seeking to withdraw their money from an offshore bank under investigation by U.S. state and federal authorities.

Postmaster got $800,000 in pay, perks -- Postmaster General John E. Potter recently warned that economic times are so dire that the U.S. Postal Service may end mail delivery one day a week and freeze executive salaries..HOWEVER...his personal fortunes are nonetheless rising thanks to 40 percent in pay raises since 2006, a $135,000 bonus last year and several perks usually reserved for corporate CEOs.

3 weeks after ice storm thousands in Kentucky without power -- About 12,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity midday Saturday from the deadly ice and snow storm that struck Kentucky starting Jan. 27.

Presto! Food brands disappearing from shelves -- No magic involved. Manufacturers cut some lines in effort to concentrate resources.

DEA has 106 planes, so why did it charter private jet for chief? -- The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration spent more than $123,000 to charter a private jet to fly to Bogota, Colombia, last fall instead of taking one of the agency's 106 planes.

2nd soldier at Missouri base dies of meningitis -- A second soldier stationed at the Army's Fort Leonard Wood has died of meningitis, officials said Tuesday. Leonard Wood officials said Pvt. Randy Stabnick, 28, of South Bend, Ind., died Tuesday at a hospital in Springfield. Another soldier from the base died Feb. 9. His name has not been released.

CDC Vaccine Adviser Made $29 Million Or More After Using Role to Create Market -- Dr. Paul Offit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) took home a fortune of at least $29 million as part of a $182 million sale by CHOP of its worldwide royalty interest in the Merck Rotateq vaccine to Royalty Pharma in April of last year, according to an investigation by Age of Autism.

AnchorBank parent posts loss of $167.3 million -- Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. reported losing $7.96 per share in the quarter ended Dec. 31. That compares with a profit of 30 cents per share on net income of $6.3 million in the same quarter of 2007.

Genetically Modfied Seeds: Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach -- People say if farmers don’t want problems from Monsanto, just don’t buy their GMO seeds. Not so simple. Where are farmers supposed to get normal seed these days? How are they supposed to avoid contamination of their fields from GM-crops? How are they supposed to stop Monsanto detectives from trespassing or Monsanto from using helicopters to fly over spying on them? Monsanto contaminates the fields, trespasses onto the land taking samples and if they find any GMO plants growing there (or say they have), they then sue, saying they own the crop. It’s a way to make money since farmers can’t fight back and court and they settle because they have no choice.

92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea -- Did you know that only two out of thirteen actually hit the target?

Earthquake Rattles Jersey ... Again -- For the second time in two weeks, a small earthquake has rattled an area of central New Jersey.

Two voices of truth killed in Buffalo plane crash -- Human rights expert Alison Des Forges and 9/11 widow/activist Beverly Eckert killed in Buffalo plane crash.

Political Cartoon: "OOPS!" by By William Warren

Japan Economy Goes From Best to Worst on Export Slump -- Japan’s economy, only months ago forecast to be the best performing among the world’s most advanced nations, has become the worst. Gross domestic product shrank an annualized 12.7 percent last quarter, the Cabinet Office said yesterday. The contraction was the most severe since the 1974 oil crisis and twice as bad as those in Europe or the U.S.

WebMD claims at least 200,000 teens needs cholesterol medicine -- Following a call for more aggressive screening and treatment of cholesterol in childhood, a new study published in the journal Circulation shows that about 200,000 U.S. teens and preteens need medication to lower their cholesterol.

Motorcycles for Children 12 and under Pulled From Sales -- Dirt Bikes were banned because there's lead in the steel components? What's next? Bicycles? Better buy a bicycle now before you can't!!

Iranian bioweapon researcher dies suspiciously -- One of the leading bioweapon researchers and a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, Dr. Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi died on Saturday in what his doctors described as a "suspicious death".

Pyramid Of Greed Graphic -- Housing article discussing the bubble. Is there any big surprise on who's the capstone to this entire mess. (Thanks Jimm)!

FaceBook quietly made a change to its user Terms of Service (TOS) -- Facebook now declares that it has a perpetual license to use anything you post to your own Facebook page — even if you terminate your account.

Pakistan Seethes After Killer Drone Disclosure -- U.S. drones unleashed another attack on Pakistani militants Saturday -- reportedly killing more than 30 people in the process. It's the fifth attack this year and the second since Barack Obama took office, less than a month ago. But what everyone in Pakistan wants to know is: Was the attack launched from inside Pakistan itself?

Unmanned drones set to start patrolling Canadian border in North Dakota -- Unmanned drones, based at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, are set to start patrolling the Canadian border.

Nerve gas missing? Pentagon finds record discrepancies -- A U.S. Army Audit Agency report says there are discrepancies in records between how much chemical weapons agent was initially stored and how much was later destroyed at Utah's Deseret Chemical Depot and six other bases in the U.S.

Kansas suspends income tax refunds, may miss payroll -- Income tax refunds and state employee paychecks could be late after Republican leaders and the Democratic governor clashed Monday over how to solve a cash-flow problem. Payments to Medicaid providers and schools also could be delayed.

Physician’s Warranty of Vaccine Safety -- Do you think YOUR physician would sign it?
* Vaccination Liberation - Exemption Information -- Exemption Forms and Information.
* Website on vaccines -- - Information, education and useful resources on the theory of vaccines.
* More Ohio parents refusing vaccines for their kids -- Ohio Department of Health data shows the number of religious or philosophical exemptions nearly quadrupled in Ohio between 1998 and 2008, though that figure still represents fewer than 1 in 100 children.

Petition to investigate Gardisil vaccine deaths -- NaturalNews is supporting the National Vaccine Information Center ( in calling for honest investigations into the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. We need your signature on this online petition to help demand immediate action on this important issue. 30,000 signatures are urgently needed.

Web Video on NAIS -- Learn why it should be rejected.

Outrage brewing over proposed 1900% beer tax hike in Oregon -- Five Oregon state lawmakers want to impose a hefty tax on beer and have introduced a bill that brewers say would cripple them.

NYPD okays Velcro handcuffs for use on unruly children -- Starting next month, officers will use Velcro handcuffs instead of the tougher steel model to subdue disturbed or unruly children in 22 schools in northern Queens, according to a draft NYPD operations order obtained by the Daily News.

Top Military Biolab Suspends Research After Pentagon Finds Trouble With Tracking Pathogens -- The suspension, announced internally last week at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), was attributed to concerns about whether the facility had an accurate inventory of all the deadly "select agents [1]" in its freezers and refrigerators. Select agents are the most dangerous and tightly regulated biological substances used in research, including anthrax, Yersinia pestis (plague) and the Ebola and Marburg viruses.

British, French nuclear subs collide in Atlantic -- British and French nuclear submarines collided in the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month, officials admitted Monday, confirming an embarrassing accident involving highly sensitive technology. "The submarines came into contact at very low speed... No injuries occurred," he said in a brief statement to reporters. "There was no compromise to nuclear safety."

World Health Organization (WHO) picks new B strain for 2009-2010 flu vaccine -- Because of a suboptimal match between this year's flu vaccine and circulating influenza B viruses, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended changing one of the three strains used in flu vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere next fall and winter.

Army Suicides in January Surpass Combat Deaths -- The deaths of seven soldiers have been confirmed as suicides, while 17 pending cases will likely get the same designation, the AP reports. If that happens, the death toll from suicide will surpass that of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan for January. Related article: Army official: Suicides in January 'terrifying'
Army: Insulin Error at El Paso Hospital Put 2,100 Patients at Risk -- More than 2,100 diabetic patients treated at William Beaumont Army Medical Center could be at risk for hepatitis or HIV because of potentially flawed insulin injections, Army officials said Thursday.
Veterans Warned Of Infection Risk at VA Clinic -- On Dec. 1 during a screening procedure, VA workers discovered an incorrectly assembled piece of equipment used in irrigation, said Chris Conklin, spokesman for the Veterans Affairs Health System, which oversees the York clinic. Nearly 6,400 patients of the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center will receive letters notifying them that they could have come in contact with contaminated endoscopic equipment if they received a colonoscopy there between April 23, 2003, and Dec. 1, 2008.

Doomsday seed vault's stores are growing -- The stores of seeds in a "doomsday" vault in the Norwegian Arctic are growing as researchers rush to preserve 100,000 crop varieties from potential extinction. The imperiled seeds are going to be critical for protecting the global food supply against devastating crop losses as a result of climate change, said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

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Beverly Eckert "Voices of September 11th" -- This piece by Beverly Eckert was originally published on Friday, December 19, 2003, and ran on the Opinion page. My Silence Cannot Be Bought by Beverly Eckert. (9-11 widow killed aboard Flight 3407 in Buffalo).

Musical Prophecy -- Performed twenty-seven years ago, poet Gil Scott-Heron nailed it perfectly. He's talking about the Reagan era from within the Reagan era, but his comments could not be more accurate if they'd been recorded yesterday.

Two Jazz Musicians On Board Flight 3407 -- Two members of Chuck Mangione's band were en route to play a gig with Mangione in Buffalo when they perished in Flight 3407. Saxaphonost Gerry Niewood and guitarist Coleman Mallett were from Rochester.

Plane That Crashed Near Buffalo Was on Autopilot -- The commuter plane that crashed near Buffalo was on autopilot until just before it went down in icy weather, indicating that the pilot may have ignored federal safety recommendations and violated the airline's own policy for flying in such conditions, an investigator said Sunday.

'URGENT' $TIMULUS ON HOLD FOR BAM'S WEEKEND OFF -- After pushing Congress for weeks to hurry up and pass the massive $787 billion stimulus bill, President Obama promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway. The president plans to spend the Presidents' Day weekend in the Windy City, and is not expected to sign the bill until Tuesday, when he travels to Denver to discuss his economic plan.

YouTube: Not one GOP leader has read the 1100 page stimulus bill...!!! -- A MUST WATCH!!!!

Arizona district cuts school week to 4 days to save cash -- SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — A school district has decided to shrink the school week from five days to four in an effort to save cash because of the deepening recession and falling enrollment.

Blackwater changing names -- Blackwater is abandoning its tarnished brand name as it tries to shake a reputation battered by oft-criticized work in Iraq, renaming its family of two dozen businesses under the name Xe.

U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship -- Stretched thin in Afghanistan and Iraq, the American military will begin recruiting skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, offering them the chance to become United States citizens in as little as six months.

Trade a gun for a gift card & a rose in SC on Valentine's Day -- Police in South Carolina were giving away roses on Valentine's Day. All you had to do to get one for your sweetie was turn in a gun. A handgun was worth a $100 gift card, while a rifle or shotgun netted a $50 gift certificate. Cowan said one man turned in six handguns, worth $600 in gift cards.

Autism ruling fails to convince many vaccine-link believers -- A special court's Thursday ruling that no proven link exists between autism and certain early childhood vaccines seems to have done little to change the sometimes-passionate opinion fueling the debate.

The Coming Crisis - white collar homelessness -- Will the dramatic increase of unemployment change the face of homelessness in America? As the jobless population becomes older and more educated, many are ending up with no car, no job prospects, no health insurance, and - before long - no home.

More bank closures -- Regulators on Friday closed banks based in Nebraska, Florida, Illinois and Oregon, marking 13 failures this year of federally insured institutions.

Pill to erase bad memories -- A drug which appears to erase painful memories has been developed by scientists. The astonishing treatment could help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder and those whose lives are plagued by hurtful recurrent memories.

FDA booklet on allowable contaminants in food -- Levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods that present no health hazards for humans.

Panasonic orders staff to buy £1,000 in products -- Panasonic has hit on the perfect counter-attack against the consumer slump: it has ordered every member of staff to go out and buy £1,000 of Panasonic products.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: What If People Learned The Truth -- Be sure to listen to this video.

UK: New fight to stop mass fluoridation -- Opponents of the mass fluoridation of water will next week try to stop a government drive to add the chemical to supplies used by millions of people in England and Wales.

YouTube: South Central Farm Destruction -- Police State Video - LA cops destroy community gardens.

New Mexico Senator Demands FDA Remove Aspartame From Market -- New Mexico Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino writes to FDA Acting Commissioner Torti: "Take Aspartame off the Market," based on his New Mexico Resolution and even stronger Bills to Ban Aspartame in both houses of the Hawaii Legislature, to protect consumers.

Most Common Source of Calories in U.S. is LOADED With Mercury! -- Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, according to a new study. Mercury was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient.

Walmart can't account for 15,800 exit signs that contain hazardous gas tritium -- Retail giant Wal-Mart noticed that some exit signs at the company's stores and warehouses had gone missing. As the audit spread across Wal-Mart's U.S. operations, the mystery thickened. The signs contain tritium gas, a radioactive form of hydrogen. Tritium glows when it interacts with phosphor particles, a phenomenon that has led to the creation of glow-in-the-dark emergency exit signs.

'Toxic' cabin air found in new plane study -- Samples taken secretly from the planes of popular airlines have raised fresh concerns over passengers inhaling contaminated air. Samples taken contained high levels of tricresyl phosphate (TCP), an organophosphate contained in modern jet oil as an antiwear additive, which can lead to drowsiness, headaches, respiratory problems or neurological illnesses. Former pilots and aviation pressure groups have accused the industry of knowing about the problem for decades and doing little to tackle it.

Australia to put fire victims on military bases -- With the death toll expected to rise and the prime minister saying it’s “important, very important that the nation grieves,” Australia prepared to observe an official day of mourning for the scores of people killed by wildfires last weekend.

HR 45: Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sale Act -- Very Important for you to be aware of a new bill HR 45 introduced into the House. Even gun shop owners didn't know about this because it is flying under the radar. Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm - any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol the reasons....

Gun dealers experiencing shortages of bullets -- After months of heavy buying, gun dealers across the state are experiencing shortages. "The survivalist in all of us comes out," said John Ritz, manager of East Orange Shooting Sports in Winter Park. "It's more about protecting what you have."

Debt clock in NYC modified to handle incomprehensible growth -- Trillions? Get ready for quadrillion!!

On the lighter side: Cheney Dunk Tank Raises $800 Billion For Nation -- Organizers reported Sunday that the 44th White House Carnival was a rousing success, raising a record $800,000,066,845 for the federal government—$800 billion of which came from a dunk tank featuring former vice president Dick Cheney.

3 states subjected to martial law sweeps -- Federal law enforcement agencies co-opted sheriffs offices as well state and local police forces in three states last weekend for a vast round up operation that one sheriff’s deputy has described as "martial law training".

Can you compost tainted food? -- No ifs ands or nuts. I wouldn't compost infected products unless you already run a composting system that is capable of handling dead animals and manure.

Plane slams into New York home, killing dozens -- At least 49 killed in plane crash near Buffalo. The 74-seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft, operated by Colgan Air, was flying from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and preparing to land at Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Thailand also is listing chili, ginger & turmeric as hazardous substances -- Farmers and traditional medicine experts have reacted angrily to the listing of 13 widely used herbal plants as hazardous substances, suggesting there is a hidden agenda that favours chemical companies. The Industry Ministry listed the 13 plants as hazardous substances to control production and commercialisation.

Stimulus Sellout: 3 Gop Senators Slashed Billions in Tax Cuts; Specter Got $6.5 Billion -- “From auto dealers to the home-building industry, big business appears to be the biggest loser in the final economic stimulus plan . . .” The Wall Street Journal online reported, noting that Democrats removed key tax cuts and benefits for business as political payback for Republicans who failed to support the plan.

SURPRISE! Dems Break Promise: Stimulus Bill to Floor Friday -- In a press conference Thursday, the House Republican leadership spoke candidly about being kept out of the House-Senate conference on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid so-called “economic stimulus” bill. They confirmed they had not yet seen the text of the bill as of 4 p.m. “The American people have a right to know what’s in this bill,” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind) told HUMAN EVENTS after the press conference. “Every member of Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- voted to post this bill on the internet for 48 hours, 48 hours ago. We’ll see if the Democrats keep their

Economic Stimulus Bill Mandates $954 Million for Vaccinations, $545 Million for "Genomics Programs" -- While the Obama administration is attempting to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in a hurry, NaturalNews readers have begun actually reading the bill, and they're finding some worrying language that should raise concern among people interested in preserving health freedom and protecting the health of all Americans. Specifically, one section of the economic stimulus bill designates nearly a billion dollars for new vaccinations of children.

U.S. force in Afghanistan may grow to 60,000 -- The new deployments are seen as the first stage in an expected build-up from the present force of 37,000 to about 60,000.

Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. -- Click on any city on the list to get a report. Look to see if your city made the list!!

Thousands of US weapons astray in Afghanistan says auditors -- The Pentagon has failed to track an estimated 87,000 weapons given to Afghan security forces, one-third of the 242,000 shipped by the US government between December 2004 and June 2008, the Government Accountability Office said.

Report: 'Dirty bomb' parts found in slain man's home -- Agency says radioactive materials recovered in home of man allegedly slain by wife. Allegedly he had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building a “dirty bomb.”

YouTube: Shootout in Tucson, Arizona -- Homeowner defends himself, family & home from armed intruders in Tucson, AZ. 2/12/09

VIDEO: Health Fears Over Mobile Phones -- Pr Bruce Armstrong. Protect your health from electromagnatic radiation!

The Memory Removing Pill -- 60 minutes has a report on a drug that can erase memories. Propranolol is a drug that (among other things) seems to erase link between an intense emotional event and the memory. Psychiatrist hope to treat patients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (i.e. victims of war, rape, or accidents).

Top Military Biolab Suspends Research After Pentagon Finds Trouble With Tracking Pathogens -- The U.S. Army has suspended research with deadly agents and toxins at the military's top germ warfare lab, which came under intense scrutiny after the FBI identified it as the source of the anthrax used in the 2001 "Amerithrax" attacks that killed five, injured 17 and kept the nation on knife-edge for weeks.

Rare photo of the ‘end’ of the rainbow -- We received several storm photographs from readers Saturday, including one that depicted something that’s very, very rarely seen, especially in Southern California — the end of the rainbow.

Nerve agent may be missing -- Pentagon auditors concede that is a remote possibility because of discrepancies in records between how much chemical weapons agent was initially stored and how much of it was later destroyed at Utah's Deseret Chemical Depot and other bases nationwide.

67 computers missing from nuclear weapons lab -- The Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory in New Mexico is missing 67 computers, including 13 that were lost or stolen in the past year. Officials say no classified information has been lost.

Economic Recovery -- This report includes the executive summary, list of participating cities and then projects, sorted by project type or by city.

From a New Government Website -- Fact sheet on financial stability plan. (this is a .pdf file)

Peanut Co. owner refuses to testify to Congress -- The owner of the peanut company at the heart of the massive salmonella recall refused to answer the lawmaker's questions — or any others — Wednesday about the bacteria-tainted products he defiantly told employees to ship to some 50 manufacturers of cookies, crackers and ice cream.

World cocoa industry in danger -- Ivory Coast's Agriculture Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly opened a cocoa forum on Tuesday with a warning of serious risks facing the industry in Africa which accounts for 70 percent of world output.

Deluge of Financial Calamities Looming by Mid-March -- Over the weekend the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, told a gathering of Southeast Asian central bankers that the world's advanced economies are already in a depression and that the financial crisis may deepen unless the banking system is fixed.

Militarizing Police Depts. With 4 Billion Dollars Of Your Bailout Money -- The United States Conference of Mayors has assembled the most ridiculous and repulsive example of government excess I think I have ever seen. Read the PDF file of the document which stretches to 344 pages. One of the most alarming features of this civic gluttony is the gift list request for funds to buy military SWAT assault equipment for police forces like the examples offered here by Texas blogger and contributor, Trey Garrison.

"Kill yourself. Save us the paperwork" -- Pfc. Ryan Alderman, now deceased, sought medical help from the Army. He got a fistful of powerful drugs instead. Editor's note: This is part of the second installment in a weeklong series called "Coming Home." Read Ryan Alderman's sworn statement, written a week before his death, here, and a description of three other suicides of Fort Carson-based soldiers here. See the introduction to the series here.

Disease research lab likely to be in Kansas -- The Department of Homeland Security could announce a final decision as early as Monday naming Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., the preferred site for the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, according to Homeland Security spokeswoman Amy Kudwa.

Free Antibiotics -- in U.S. Food and Water -- The FDA has quietly revoked a ban on the routine dosing of farm animals with antibiotics.

‘Worst economic collapse ever’ -- In 2009 were going to see the worst economic collapse ever, the Greatest Depression, says Gerald Celente, U.S. trend forecaster. He believes its going to be very violent in the U.S., including there being a tax revolt.

The J.R. Ewing of Pet Food -- This story seems to be taken right from the pages of an old Dallas TV Show script. J.R. Ewing is back to his old tricks; stealing from the little guy to fatten his wallet. Purina is demanding Wysong pay licensing fees for a technology that Purina doesn’t use and Wysong invented.

YouTube: Survival Slingshot Part 1 -- Making and Hunting the Survival Slingshot.

If Government Can Create Money from Nothing, Why Are We Still Paying Taxes? -- If the U.S. government can create trillions of dollars out of thin air and use it to bail out corporations, banks and entire industries, then why are we still paying taxes at all?

Former AFN talk show host John Opie has passed away -- John M. Opie, 75, of Golden, has gone to his eternal home with the Lord on Sunday February 8, 2009, after living a life of service to God, his family and his country.

Senate passes $838 billion stimulus bill -- Senate passage of an $838 billion stimulus bill triggered an intense round of late-night bargaining on Tuesday, with the White House and key congressional Democrats seeking agreement on a final compromise aimed at combatting the worst economic crisis in decades.

Big Brother Health Care Provisions Slipped Into Economic Stimulus Bill -- The new $800 billion economic stimulus bill contains some striking new "Big Brother" health care language that should give pause to all freedom-loving Americans. For starters, the bill requires the electronic tracking of the medical records of all Americans. Under the new provisions found in the bill, all U.S. doctors will now be stripped of autonomy and forced to follow the medical treatment guidelines dictated by the government. Read More...

Stimulus Package is Latest Battleground in War between Ron Paul and Big Government -- The most recent battleground is the economic stimulus package newly emerged from the shoot of big government.

Students are revolting: The spirit of '68 is reawakening -- Around the UK, thousands of students have occupied lecture theatres, offices and other buildings at more than 20 universities in sit-down protests. It seems that the spirit of 1968 has returned to the campus.

Freak ice storm strikes western Canada -- An unusual bout of warm winter weather turned snow into freezing rain Monday in western Canada, coating much of Manitoba and Saskatchewan provinces in ice, snapping power lines and halting travel.

Survivalist: Left of center now joining our 'growing' movement -- Rawles, 48, is one of a rising number of "survivalists" -- Americans hunkering down for what they predict will be a nightmare of economic failure, mass terrorism, pandemics and social chaos.

HULU commercial w/ Alec Baldwin -- Super Bowl XLIII Commercial with Alec Baldwin.

3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation—25 Times More Than 1995 Estimate -- North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.

Jim Rogers, Banker bailouts will fail leading to wider crisis -- Roger says, “They are giving money to the banks that have made mistakes who should be failing. Giving them money will not do the economy much good at all. It will save their friends. They should let those people go bankrupt. So that the people that are sound could take over and build.”

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Pain Beam to Get Tougher, Smaller, More Powerful -- The Pentagon's pain beam weapon could get tougher, smaller, more powerful, and more mobile under a series of new research and development projects. And that could pave the way for the so-called "Active Denial System" to finally be sent to war.

Homebuilders, Manufacturers Among "Major Winners" In Stimulus Plan -- Home builders, new-car buyers and manufacturers are among the major winners in a $838 billion economic-rescue bill passed in the Senate Tuesday while state governments and generously paid corporate executives will be the losers.

Autoworker families see end of the line -- Way of life for several generations is vanishing.

Russian Arms Sales In 2008 Set New Post-Soviet Record, According To Medvedev -- Russia set a new post-Soviet record for arms sales last year, but should work hard to sell more as the global economic crisis threatens its market share, President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

Rise of part time employment -- The current economic situation is really no joke and many are now resurrecting the Great Depression for comparison notes.

GM cuts 10,000 salaried jobs, trims employees' pay -- General Motors Corp. is planning to slash another 10,000 salaried jobs this year, saying the cuts are unavoidable with a government restructuring deadline looming and industrywide sales in one of the worst downturns in history.

Man with Delivery for Obama Had Gun -- A man who drove up to the U.S. Capitol complex and told police he had a delivery for President Barack Obama was arrested by police after telling them he had a rifle in his truck, police said on Tuesday

Texas crafts plan for Mexico collapse -- Texas officials are working on a plan to respond to a potential collapse of the Mexican government and the specter of thousands fleeing north in fear for their lives after recent reports indicated the country could be on the verge of chaos.

Wholesale inventories plunge by most in 17 years -- Wholesalers cut back on their inventories in December by the largest amount in nearly 17 years, and economists say more reductions are likely amid the deepening recession. (Stock up and always be prepared - if something catastrophic should happen, stores around the country will become empty quite quickly).

Catastrophic Fall in 2009 Global Food Production -- The countries that make up two thirds of the world's agricultural output are experiencing drought conditions. Whether you watch a video of the drought in China, Australia, Africa, South America, or the US , the scene will be the same: misery, ruined crop, and dying cattle.

Bullion sales hit record in rush to safety -- Investors are buying record amounts of gold bars and coins, shunning risky assets for the relative safety of bullion amid renewed fears about the health of the global financial system.

U.S. Stock Markets: Treading Water -- In recent days, the widely popular "News-Moves-Markets" notion has fallen faster than the role-model image of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (pictures of him "inhaling" pot were posted to the world, wide, web).

MRSA More Common in Horse People -- MRSA bacterial infections have become hot news lately, especially among horse people. This topic likely won't die down soon because recent research shows that MRSA is up to 10 times more common in equine veterinarians than in the general population--and that it can spread from horses to humans.

Rail Traffic Down Sharply in January -- U.S. rail carload traffic fell 17.2 percent (221,426 carloads) to 1,067,548 carloads in the first four weeks of 2009 compared with the first four weeks of 2008, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported.

Mexico 'to fingerprint all mobile phone users'-- Mexico will start a national register of mobile phone users that will include fingerprinting all customers in an effort to catch criminals who use the devices to extort money and negotiate kidnapping ransoms.

UBS axes another 2,000 jobs -- The once-mighty UBS today confirmed investors' worst fears by declaring an £11.3bn loss for 2008 and announcing it would axe around a further 2,000 jobs at its shrunken investment bank. UBS said it planned to reduce staff at the investment bank to 15,000 by the end of this year, after shedding more than 1,700 in the last three months of 2008 alone.

Reform FDA petition -- The American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) is leading a campaign to reform the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sign the Reform FDA Petition presented in this article. This petition will be delivered to Congress.

'Painful Lessons': Abuse At Chicago Schools -- Hundreds of students have allegedly been beaten by teachers, coaches and staff at Chicago Public Schools. 2 Investigator Dave Savini continues his ongoing investigation involving the illegal use corporal punishment.

Panasonic's pandemic-related move fuels questions, concern -- News reports that Panasonic Corp. has asked some of its overseas employees to send their families home to Japan because of the threat of pandemic influenza fueled puzzlement and speculation today about the global H5N1 risk and whether other companies might follow suit.

Wall Street executives will use bailout money to pay hookers -- Wall Street millionaires spend thousands on prostitution and get away with it. Brokers, lawyers and corporate executives patronized Christine Davis’ company named Davis Investments a full service call girl operation.

"The Suits" Are Scared: Obama's Plan To Take Over Broadcast Television -- That's right, Mr. Obama wants to demand free prime time coverage. The idea would be that all four major networks would be required to simultaneously carry Obama and that we should ignore all those felony records and charges of his Cabinet officials. The cost of this? Even more billions of lost advertising revenue.

Inadequate Loan Loss Reserves At Numerous Minnesota Banks -- At Minnesota banks, bad loans are piling up much faster than the amount of money being set aside to cover them. Read More...

Poppy Crop Now Targeted in Afghan War -- The Afghan police drove the tractors efficiently, turning over the soil and the green shoots and within minutes destroying almost 4 acres of this country's most valuable crop -- poppies, used to produce the world's largest supply of heroin. On that perimeter, 1st Lt. William Sandell, an Illinois National Guard soldier from Johnsburg, Ill., waited for the enemy, knowing it could be just about anyone. Farmers, Taliban, residents of a nearby village -- no one from around here wants the poppy crop destroyed. The operation had been attacked four of the previous five days.

Revolt brews in counties -- Counties in California say they've had enough – and they aren't going to take it anymore. In what amounts to a Boston Tea Party-style revolt against the state Capitol, they're threatening to withhold money.

Hospitals Flush 250 Million Pounds of Expired Drugs Into Public Sewers Every Year -- The Associated Press (AP) estimates that hospitals and long-term medical care institutions across the United States are dumping 250 million pounds of pharmacologically active drugs directly into public sewer systems each year.

27,000 Work in Pentagon PR and Recruiting -- "This year, the Pentagon will employ 27,000 people just for recruitment, advertising and public relations — almost as many as the total 30,000-person work force in the State Department."

Cannabis doubles testicular cancer risk, says US study -- Young men who smoke marijuana are more likely to develop an aggressive form of testicular cancer than those who have never tried the drug, a study has found.

YouTube: Friday Night at the Philadelphia Folk Festival (2007) -- On the lighter side.  Performers that performed on Friday Night of the Philadelphia Folk Festival -- 2007

U.S. Army Lab Freezes Research on Dangerous Pathogens -- The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has suspended research activities involving biological select agents and toxins. Army officials took the step on Friday after discovering apparent problems with the system of accounting for high-risk microbes and biomaterials at the Fort Detrick, Maryland, facility.

Army Missing Some Nerve Gas? Pentagon auditors concede that is a remote possibility because of discrepancies in records between how much chemical weapons agent was initially stored and how much of it was later destroyed at Utah’s Deseret Chemical Depot and other bases nationwide.

Highway robbery by Tenaha law enforcement and county prosecutors alleged -- SHELBY COUNTY, TX (Lufkin and Nacogdoches) - Some observers are calling the practice highway robbery. This is how it works. Motorists of color are stopped by law enforcement. They're searched for illegal drugs. When none are found their personal belongings, generally large amounts of cash are taken. Then the person is asked to sign a waiver forfeiting their belongings in exchange of not having any money laundering charges filed against them.

Grab Your Torch ‘n Pitchforks! -- At-risk homeowners storm mansions of mortgage CEOs - On Sunday, hundreds of angry homeowners and volunteers traveled in vans and minibuses and protested outside Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack’s multi-million-dollar mansion to tell the wealthy finance czar how they really feel.

A Tax Revolt Hits The United States In 2009? -- Widespread rebellions, tax revolts, and food riots coming to America.

Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan: Betsy McCaughey -- Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy. Senators should read these provisions and vote against them because they are dangerous to your health. (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version). The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.

Stimulus contains rationed medicine -- The former lieutenant governor of New York is warning that the $50 billion that President Obama expects to spend in the next few years on a nationwide digital health records system for every individual easily could, and probably will, result in rationed medical care.

The New Thought Police: The NSA Wants to Know How You Think — Maybe Even What You Think -- The National Security Agency (NSA) is developing a tool that George Orwell's Thought Police might have found useful: an artificial intelligence system designed to gain insight into what people are thinking.

CDC Confirms First Case Of Marburg Fever In Colorado -- After repeat testing, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed at the end of last month that a man treated last year in a Colorado hospital had contracted Marburg hemorrhagic fever, the first known case in the United States.

Researchers Detail Statin Drug Dangers -- Many physicians and scientists -- as well as countless patients who have experienced side effects from statins ranging from some that are merely annoying to others that are devastatingly painful -- have urged caution and pointed to a host of potential dangers from the drugs.

Thalidomide 'was created by the Nazis' -- The damaging drug may have been developed as an antidote to nerve gas.

Front Page of The Herald Sun in Australia with photos & links to the wildfire tragedy stories -- Exhausted heroes battle on...!

Hibiscus tea could help cut blood pressure -- Drinking tea made from flowers of the hibiscus shrub may help cut blood pressure, a study has shown.

21 States Claiming Sovereignty -- 21 States Claiming Sovereignty: AZ, AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, ME, MI, MO, MT, NH, NV, OK, PA, TX, & WA. Yes...the are standing up for themselves!!

Australian Wildfires Called 'Mass Murder' After 135 Killed -- Suspicions that some of Australia's worst wildfires ever were deliberately set led police to declare crime scenes in incinerated towns on Monday, and a clearly emotional prime minister likened the alleged arson to mass murder. The death toll stood at 135.

AUDIO: Baltic Dry Index -- Be sure to listen to this!  This is a warning sign: PLEASE store non-perishable foods, candles, matches, LED Rechargeable Flashlights, blankets, propane, water, medical supplies, PLEASE.

Time magazine - New World Order -- April 2 the newish international organization known as the G-20--the leaders of 19 of the world's biggest national economies, plus the European Union--meets in London. Read More...

The US Lost 598,000 Jobs In January -- The nation lost 598,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate jumped to 7.6 percent. About 3.6 million jobs have disappeared since the recession began in December 2007 – half of those in the past three months, according to BLS.

White House grabs 2010 census power -- In a move with major political implications for voting, districting and representation in future elections, the Obama administration has demanded oversight of the 2010 U.S. census. The move has Republicans crying foul, alleging that transferring the power of census-taking from the Commerce Department, which normally oversees the U.S. Census Bureau, to the White House is an attempt to manipulate redistricting of congressional seats.

Ron Paul Introduces Bill to End Interstate Raw Milk Ban -- On January 28 Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced HR 778, a bill “to authorize the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products that are packaged for direct human consumption.” Read More...

With Allstate, you’re NOT in good hands -- Here’s a question: Are you “in good hands with Allstate” if the company’s capital is fast approaching zero? Clearly not.

Gold hysteria continues, with prices possibly hitting US$1,500, says Merrill Lynch -- INTERNATIONAL. Gold prices may hit US$1,500 an ounce in the next 12 to 15 months, Gary Dugan, the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Merrill Lynch, said yesterday. Dugan termed his apprehensions of gold striking such a high as a "fear" that may come true. He reasoned that such a price would mean the other commodities and streams of investments have been shunned by investors.

Kissinger on Obama: "The Reception of Him is So Extraordinary Around The World ... a New World Order Can Be Created" -- In a interview with CNBC Monday, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that President-Elect Barack Obama's most important, or defining task would be the creation of "a new world order." Read More...

WTO chief joins other in warning of economic induced unrest -- The global economic crisis could trigger political unrest equal to that seen during the 1930s, the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said in a German newspaper interview Saturday.

Nissan to cut 20,000 jobs worldwide -- Nissan says it will cut 20,000 jobs worldwide and has forecast a net loss of 265 billion yen ($4.4 billion) in this financial year to March due to the economic crisis.

Former engineer gets 3 years probation for covering up corrosion at Ohio nuclear reactor -- A former nuclear power plant engineer in Ohio has been sentenced to three years on probation and fined $4,500 for helping to cover up the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor.

Philadelphia: Fugitives owe the city $1 billion -- Criminal defendants who failed to appear in court owe the City of Philadelphia a staggering $1 billion, yet for decades the city has done virtually nothing to collect that forfeited bail money.

Early Mammograms May Trigger Genetic Breast Cancer -- What if a diagnostic test actually triggers the life-threatening disease it is supposed to detect? According to a Johns Hopkins study just published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, that may be exactly what happens when women at risk for genetic breast cancer are subjected to radiation exposure from annual mammograms.

Why do the majority of people never get cancer? -- Two out of three people never get cancer, and more than half of heavy smokers don’t get cancer, either. A recent study points out this overlooked fact, and suggests that researchers might discover something by asking why so many people are resistant to the often deadly disease.

UK: After Taking Prozac, Teen Beats Father to Death with Hammer -- A teenager beat his father to death with a hammer just weeks after being prescribed Prozac, reports DailyMail (UK). Edward Belben, just 15 years old, hit his father 30 times and then stabbed him in the head with a knife. He then attacked his mother with a crowbar and stabbed her in the face.

Psychiatrists may cut some ties to drug firms -- Some psychiatrists have been studying the issue and have proposed that the American Psychiatric Association cut back on medical education seminars funded by drug companies.

Poland: Man Uses Speed Camera to Power Neighborhood -- A 44-year-old Polish man came up with a better use for the speed camera that had constantly flashed outside his home in Mragowo, a town north of Warsaw. The man, identified by Warminsko-Mazurska police only as Piotr W., admitted last week to burying an extension cord two feet underground to tap into the automated ticketing machine's power supply. Between December 2007 and January 2009, the camera powered not only the man's home, but that of a neighbor.

****URGENT ACTION**** for those in Arkansas
-- HB1046 Freedom to Farm passed the House Ag-Committee. Now the VOTE goes to the HOUSE. Please call the State House switchboard NOW 501-682-6211. PLEASE KEEP THESE CALLS GOING UNTIL THE HOUSE VOTE. (POSSIBLY TUESDAY) Message: "I would like to leave a message for Rep.__________to please support HB 1046 Freedom to Farm. Thank You." **(they may ask your name, address or phone #) 
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HB 1046 supports voluntary participation in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), while emphasizing that ‘voluntary” must mean with the consent of animal producers and prohibits the state from entering producers into the NAIS through other programs or means.

January sees highest US soldier suicides -- The number of American soldiers who committed suicide in January is the highest monthly figure since 1980, according to the US Army.

Grim January for retailers -- Most U.S. retailers, including Gap Inc., Target Corp. and Macy's Inc., reported weak January same-store sales Thursday as soaring unemployment and the deepest recession in three decades led consumers to retrench even as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. bounced back with better-than-anticipated growth.

Marijuana Reformers are Cracking Me Up -- I'm supportive of reform efforts even if I'm not supportive of the reformers' end vision. Where I would delete or nullify laws, the reformers seek to make new laws for medical marijuana, partial decrim, full decrim, and, of course, “tax and regulate”.

Just One State , California's Illegal Immigrant Problem is all our Problem -- If this doesn't open your eyes nothing will! From the L. A. Times and graciously forwarded by The Vietnam Veterans of America. Please read these Statistics and place a comment.

Brigadier General wants Obama to state his qualifications -- "We the People of the United States of America" are entitled to know the legal qualifications of the President and Commander in Chief. For the better good and National Security of "We the People of the United States" and for Absolute Command of the Military Forces of the United States.

The Multiple Ways Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach -- Where are farmers supposed to get normal seed these days? How are they supposed to avoid contamination of their fields from GM-crops? How are they supposed to stop Monsanto detectives from trespassing or Monsanto from using helicopters to fly over spying on them?

House Approves Whitelist of People Who Aren't Terrorists -- Under the new plan, approved late Tuesday 413-3, innocent victims of the terrorist watchlist must prove to the Department of Homeland Security, through an undetermined appeals process, that they are not terrorists. They would then get their names put on what the legislation calls the "Comprehensive Cleared List."

RESISTANCE TO SOCIALISM IS BUILDING -- "There is a tsunami of resistance beginning to build all across this nation. It is underground, below the radar screen, but visible to the powers that be on their culture seismographs."

Bombs, choppers during military exercises startle residents -- Residents in and around New Orleans have been hearing the sounds of low-flying helicopters and what sounds like bomb blasts over the past few nights, but the sounds are part of a training exercise for some of America's elite military troops.

Parallels With the Great Depression -- What began early last year as a "credit crunch" and an "economic downturn" is now being characterized as a "long, severe recession." Once upon a time, such a crisis was known as a "depression" before Americans became squeamish about such stark language.

Video of riots around the world due to rising unemployment -- Riots around the World because of skyrocketing Unemployment.

The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens -- Why Aren't We? -- Over the past few years, a series of riots spread across what is patronizingly known as the Third World. Furious mobs have raged against skyrocketing food and energy prices, stagnating wages and unemployment in India, Senegal, Yemen, Indonesia, Morocco, Cameroon, Brazil, Panama, the Philippines, Egypt, Mexico and elsewhere.
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It’s Not Going to Be OK -- Riots have occurred in a number of European countries since the economic crisis began.

Protests as US warship docks in Nagasaki -- A US warship docked Thursday in Nagasaki to the protests of residents and a boycott by local leaders who said the visit was in poor taste in a city obliterated by a US atomic bomb.

Fluoride: Now it can be added to our food -- Fluoride can now be added to foods manufactured and supplied in Europe. It’s been classified as a safe supplement, according to Europe’s highest authority on food standards.

FEMa recalls storm meals because of peanut butter -- "People who have received commercial meal kits are asked to inspect the kits in their possession and immediately dispose of any peanut butter packets," FEMA said.

Peanut Butter Company Banned from Business with Federal Government, but Big Pharma Kills Thousands More with Impunity -- The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has banned Peanut Corporation of America from doing business with the federal government. The reason for the ban? Peanut Corp lied about the safety of its peanut butter product, which sickened several hundred people and is linked to the death of eight.

Peanut President Involved in Salmonella Outbreaks Serves as Industry Quality Adviser -- The president of the peanut company that has been involved in a nationwide salmonella outbreak serves on an industry advisory board that assists the U.S. Department of Agriculture in setting quality standards for peanuts. Stewart Parnell, the president of Peanut Corporation of America, was initially appointed to the USDA's Peanut Standards Board in July 2005. He was reappointed in October 2008 for a second term that will continue until June 2011.

ARE THE STATES REALLY BROKE OR HIDING ASSETS? by Devvy Kidd -- "You see, it's the same old merry-go-round. The real issue is taxes. If the American people were allowed to keep the fruits of their labor, they wouldn't need to continue demanding more and more from mother government, state or federal."

Kansas bill would hand over turnpike to state DOT -- A Kansas state lawmaker wants to turn over control of the Kansas Turnpike Authority to the state. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is skeptical that the outcome would benefit turnpike users.

Running a Car on Wind Energy -- A new power packed performance super car has been designed in California that can run at the speed of 155 mph without conventional fuel.

Video: Cop Punches Woman In Face Four Times During Arrest For Riding A Bike -- A video released as part of a lawsuit against police in Millville, Philadelphia, shows an officer forcefully punching a woman in the face four times after he bungled an attempt to arrest her for riding a bike on the sidewalk.

"Leave Us The Hell Alone" Anthem -- A marching song for LUTHAs that was adapted from the original. It is to the tune of Civil War era “The Bonnie Blue Flag”.

Obama signs kids' health insurance bill -- The bill calls for spending an additional $32.8 billion on the State Children's Health Insurance Program, known as SCHIP, which now enrolls an estimated 7 million children. Lawmakers generated that revenue by raising the federal tobacco tax. Obama said adding 4 million children to the program was a key step toward his promise of universal health care coverage for all.

FEMA food kits may contain tainted peanut butter -- Food kits recently distributed as part of a disaster relief effort in Kentucky and Arkansas may contain peanut butter contaminated with salmonella linked to a nationwide outbreak, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday.

FEMA Once Again Proven to be Incompetent as 55 Die Due to Bitter Cold -- At least 55 people have died, including 24 in Kentucky, and conditions are worsening in many places days after an ice storm knocked out power to 1.3 million customers from the Plains to the East Coast. And with no hope that the lights will come back on soon, small communities are frantically struggling to help their residents.

VA Strains to Meet the Needs of our Veterans -- The number of veterans needing health care is rising, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is having difficulty meeting the needs of our veterans. New statistics released from the Department of Defense and the VA reveal that US casualties are rising. Injuries and deaths connected to Iraq and Afghanistan assignments are at 81,361 now. This is an increase from 72,043 from one year ago. Veteran patients increased from 263,909 in December 2007 to 400,304 currently.

Bomb critically wounds head of Ark. medical board -- A car bomb explosion critically wounded the head of the Arkansas panel that licenses and disciplines doctors, detonating in his driveway as he was leaving for work, authorities said. Police said they had no idea why someone would target Dr. Trent P. Pierce, chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board.

IBM To Build Supercomputer For U.S. Government -- The U.S. Government has contracted out IBM to build a massive supercomputer bigger than any supercomputer out there. The supercomputer system, called Sequoia, will be capable of delivering 20 petaflops (1,000 trillion sustained floating-point operations per second) and is being built for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Politico: Video -- Cheney warns of new attacks.

Music Video: Born Again American -- Be sure to listen to the lyrics!

Another five-year-old on the no-fly list: meet Sam Adams -- His name is a name on the TSA's no-fly list, and the five-year-old has spent his young life being harassed by airport security goons who think he's a terrorist. His fater says he has tried everything that anyone has suggested to get his name removed. There's a TSA form that you can fill out for this situation, which I did, but they won't tell you if they've removed your name. We got him a passport -- that didn't work. We've tried booking the tickets with his full name (including middle name), that didn't work. We tried booking the ticket under Master Samuel Adams, with still no luck.

UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim -- The US has threatened to withhold intelligence from the UK if evidence of the alleged torture of a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay is made public. Details of how the “terrorist” detainee was allegedly tortured — and what UK intelligence services knew about it — must remain secret because of the American threats, the High Court ruled yesterday.

Native American Tribe in poverty asks where casino millions are going -- The Tohono O'odham Legislative Council has long been able to oppress its people with the heavy arm of Homeland Security, the National Guard and Tohono O'odham police. Now, the militarization is worse. Tohono O'odham are stopped constantly without provocation and threatened and intimidated by US military, Border Patrol, federal agents and Tohono O'odham police.

Israel admits its troops killed Gaza girls -- Israel admitted Wednesday that one of its tanks killed three girls whose father's cries on live television shocked viewers in the final days of the Gaza offensive, but said the action was "reasonable."

Spain's downward spiral spooks bond investors -- Spain lost almost 200,000 jobs in January in the worst one-month rise since records began, lifting the unemployment rate to 14.4pc and inflicting further damage on the credibility of the Spanish government.

The War On Terror Is A Hoax -- By Paul Craig Roberts. The most obvious indication that there are no terrorist cells is that not a single neocon has been assassinated.

Cash-strapped states mull seat belt law changes -- Drivers better buckle up or pay the price: More cash-strapped states want to give law enforcement officers the authority to pull over motorists just for not wearing their seat belts.

YouTube: Gordon Brown says we're in a depression -- Recession or depression?

YouTube - Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than Soap -- Nancy Pelosi says 500 million are losing thier jobs every month?

Judges in PA got kickbacks to send kids to detention centers -- State lawmakers are seeking ways to compensate children sent to detention centers by a pair of Luzerne County judges charged with taking kickbacks for sending juvenile defendants to facilities in Luzerne and Butler counties.

Hackers clone passports in drive-by RFID heist -- A British hacker has shown how easy it is to clone US passport cards that use RFID by conducting a drive-by test on the streets of San Francisco.

Study: Hormone therapy caused breast cancer for thousands -- U.S. breast cancer cases have dropped in women aged 50 to 69 in recent years because many women have stopped taking hormone therapy, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Blackwater Guards Immune Under Law, Pentagon Says -- The U.S. Defense Department concluded in 2007 that Blackwater Worldwide contractors can’t be prosecuted under federal law for a shooting incident in Iraq that left 17 civilians dead.

YouTube - Archie Bunker on Gun Control -- You got to listen to this!!!

Music - YouTube: Inside Job -- David Dees' political satire illustrations set to the tune of Don Henley's "Inside Job". Check out the lyrics!

Record 19 Million U.S. Homes Stood Vacant in 2008 -- Banks seized homes faster than they could sell them.

Bailed-Out Wells Fargo plans corporate junkets to Las Vegas casinos -- Wells Fargo & Co., which received $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money, is planning a series of corporate junkets to Las Vegas casinos this month. Wells Fargo, once among the nation's top writers of subprime mortgages, has booked 12 nights at the Wynn Las Vegas and its sister hotel, the Encore Las Vegas beginning Friday, said Wynn spokeswoman Michelle Loosbrock. The hotels will host the annual conference for company's top mortgage officers.

Secret Spending: Fed Lends Two Trillion Without Oversight -- So, you know about the Treasury's $700 billion bailout plan. But you probably don't know that the Federal Reserve has lent out about $2 trillion since September.

City Workers Accidentally Dump Hydrochloric Acid into Ohio Water Supply Instead of Toxic Fluoride -- Feb. 2, 2009, chemical treatment plant workers in Bellaire, Ohio, accidentally dumped 40 pounds of hydrochloric acid into the public water supply instead of 40 pounds of toxic fluoride chemicals they were supposed to dump.

Missouri: Meals for Homebound Seniors - More help for those in need might be on hold -- The Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging delivers meals to homebound seniors. But now that service for more than 100 communities is on hold because the money has run out.

ARE THE STATES REALLY BROKE OR HIDING ASSETS? By: Devvy Kidd -- You see, it's the same old merry-go-round. The real issue is taxes. If the American people were allowed to keep the fruits of their labor, they wouldn't need to continue demanding more and more from mother government, state or federal.

Dow has fallen 44% in 16 months -- Take a look at the chart.

Up to three million Madoff fraud victims -- There are up to three million "direct and indirect" victims worldwide of the alleged fraud by US broker Bernard Madoff, a Spanish law firm that has filed a US lawsuit in the name of some of the victims said Tuesday.

Be careful when trading in your vehicle!! Closing Dealers Stun Buyers With Liens On Trade-In -- When a car buyer still owes money on a vehicle he is trading in, the dealer promises to pay off the outstanding loan, then resells the vehicle. But as more dealers go out of business, some are sticking consumers with the bill.

Obama has appointed 9 members of trilateral commission to key positions -- According to official Trilateral Commission membership lists, there are only 87 members from the United States (the other 337 members are from other regions). Thus, in less than two weeks since his inauguration, Obama's appointments encompass more than 12% of Commission's entire U.S. membership. Read More...

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (Bill HCR 6) -- New Hampshire Bill HCR 6 – AS INTRODUCED, affirms state's sovereign rights.
**Related Article: New Hampshire Throwing Down the Gauntlet to the Federal Government -- Here is a copy of House Resolution 6 being discussed by the New Hampshire Legislature.

Is the U.S. ready to accept irradiated food? -- Before the recent revelation that tainted peanut butter could kill people, even before the spinach scare of three summers ago, the food industry in the United States made a proposal. It asked the government for permission to destroy germs in many processed foods by zapping them with radiation.

Toxic Household Chemicals -- The first step is to determine where the toxic chemicals are; the next step is to replace them with safe products.

Bat-killing syndrome spreads in Northeast -- A mysterious and deadly bat disorder discovered just two winters ago in a few New York caves has now spread to at least six northeastern states, and scientists are scrambling to find solutions before it spreads across the country.

Scanners & databases in restaurants for Utah? -- A proposal to scan the driver licenses of bar patrons and keep it on file in a state law enforcement database is a good start, says Senate President Michael Waddoups, but he wants to see the program go further. Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, says he wants to see the database idea start with private clubs, but extend to restaurants that serve diners beer and liquor.

Use Barter To Your Advantage -- There has been a resurgence in people using barter sites to trade for products and services they need. Read the Top Reasons To Join a Barter Exchange.

Copper Rises a Second Day on Speculation U.S. Demand to Rebound -- Copper advanced for a second day in London on speculation a rebound in U.S. manufacturing may revive demand for industrial metals.

GM, Ford Say Sales Tumbled at Least 40%; Toyota Dives -- General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. said U.S. sales plummeted at least 40 percent in January and Toyota Motor Corp. dived by almost a third, dragging the world’s biggest auto market toward the worst month since 1982.

New Florida law boosts traffic fines to bolster budget -- Yep...lawmakers endorsed legislation to raise the cost of all traffic tickets by $10 while speeders would pay $25 more. Gov. Charlie Crist signed the bill, S12-A, into law and it now is in effect.

UK: Is your ISP watching you? -- Did you know BT wants to monitor your online activities to serve you targeted ads? Don't let it spy on you!

Australian currency is not gold backed -- The following website contains some information about that which the purported government and international bankers do not want you to know. It is investigating the status of Australian money. It pertains more to the U.S. rather than Australia but the results are the same. It is a good informative read.

U.S. Unemployment Government Statistics Hiding the Dismal Truth -- Government Unemployment Numbers — Not What They Seem. The official government estimates of the current unemployment problem are staggering in their own right.

New Transportation Secretary Named Porker of the Month -- After only a week in office, US Secretary of Transportation Ray H. LaHood is already receiving criticism for his spending habits. The taxpayer advocacy group Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named LaHood its "January 2009 Porker of the Month" in light of LaHood's recent voting record.

Big Pharma's Drugs to be Weaponized to Fight "Mind Wars" on Future Battlefields -- Pharmaceutical products could be employed to boost the performance of one army's soldiers while undermining the minds of those on the other, according to a National Research Council report drafted for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.

Violent unrest rocks China as crisis hits -- The collapse of the export trade has left millions without work and set off a wave of social instability.

YouTube: Rahm Emanuel, if you are on No Fly List, No Gun! -- (D-IL) now Chief of Staff for Obama Administration, speaking at DC's annual Stand Up For a Safe America event sponsored by the Brady Center says if your name is on the terrorist no fly list you should not be allowed to own a gun. Why are there so many names on the U.S. government's terrorist list?

The Reality Of FEMA Camps And The Martial Law Apparatus -- There is no doubt that the government is preparing a nationwide system of detention facilities under the guise of emergency management that could be used to house large quantities of Americans during a time of civil strife.
Related Article: FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS -- Locations and Executive Orders

Mexico’s Peso Stuns UBS With Biggest Drop Since 1995 -- After weakening 20 percent last year, the currency fell to a record low of 14.4484 per dollar today. RBS Greenwich Capital Markets in Greenwich, Connecticut, now predicts another 3.8 percent drop by June 30.

Britain: Nurse suspended for offering to pray -- Woman offers to ask God's help to heal patient, gets suspended.

Captain Jonathan Bayless: Another Minot Air Force Base Death -- Remember the one about the B-52 bomber that, according to legend, had six nuclear weapons loaded onto it by accident, which, of course, could not have happened—by accident—for a dozen different reasons, or more. Deaths Coincidence? (Be sure to check out the hyperlinks within the article)

46 Of 50 States Could File Bankruptcy In 2009-2010 -- There is a high chance a majority of the States within the United States of America could file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. There are currently 46 states with high budget deficits, Arizona being one of them.

Valero cuts gas production due to slump -- Gasoline, the worst energy investment of 2008, is becoming this year’s hottest commodity as production drops to a 17-year low and 24,000 U.S. refinery workers threaten to strike.

Edmonton Police must release red light manual -- Edmonton Police has been ordered to release a copy of a Red Light camera training manual to an individual who has spent the last three year's campaigning against their use.

Test Projects Show Great Potential For Tracking Technology -- Battles are being won in the campaign to use technology to improve construction productivity. Project managers, craft workers, fabricators and researchers feel the opportunity in their bones. And now, thanks to collaboration on field trials, they are beginning to capture data to prove it.

Humans 'will be implanted with microchips' -- All Australians could be implanted with microchips for tracking and identification within the next two or three generations, a prominent academic says.

Volcanoes Erupt in Japan and Russia, Spreading Ash -- Two volcanoes in Japan and another in eastern Russia erupted overnight, spreading ash as far as the Philippines and Vietnam, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on its Web site.
Volcano alert: Air Force moves planes to McChord -- U.S. Air Force aircraft and personnel are being relocated from Alaska to McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma as a precautionary measure due to heightened activity at Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano.
Stan Deyo Warned on Weather Extremes, Severe Crop Failures -- "Am I the only one noticing a pattern of volcanic eruptions around the globe."

Chinese earthquake may have been man-made, say scientists -- An earthquake that killed at least 80,000 people in Sichuan last year may have been triggered by an enormous dam just miles from the epicentre.

What plastics do to your body -- Scientists are mostly worried about bisphenol-A or BPA. “It’s an endocrine disruptor and in numerous animal studies it’s been linked to cancer, infertility, obesity and early puberty,” says Anila Jacob, M.D., M.P.H., a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research and advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. “The CDC has found this chemical in 93 percent of people they have tested,” she says.
**Reducing plastic in your life website -- Tips on becoming plastic-free.

The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008 -- Keeping with the tradition of highlighting diverse forms of corporate wrongdoing, this list includes only one financial company out of the 10 worst. Here, presented in alphabetical order, are the 10 Worst Corporations of 2008.

A Survival Blog -- Take a look in your spare time.

Chemotherapy contributes to a quarter of cancer deaths say study -- The review of 600 cancer patients in Britain who died within 30 days of treatment has found that one in four of the deaths was either caused or hastened by the chemotherapy.

Barter is New Medium of Exchange as Credit and Payment Systems Collapse -- A recent article from the Financial Times reports countries from Malaysia to Morocco say they have reverted to the ancient practice of bartering for food, making deals to import commodities ranging from rice to olive oil.

Too much television can make children 'mentally ill' -- Too much television and time spent on the internet can make children mentally ill, an in-depth report has concluded.

Greek riot police fire tear gas at farmers -- Greek riot police have fired tear gas at farmers to prevent them from driving their tractors to Athens to stage a demonstration.

Groundhog Day: Groundhog Phil Sees Shadow -- "Six More Weeks of Winter!"

For you sports fans: Steelers stun Cards, snag sixth Super Bowl ring -- Pittsburgh comes back with just 35 seconds left after losing the lead late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23.

Pittsburg City schools to have 2-hour delay day after Super Bowl -- Pittsburgh Public Schools -- The Pittsburgh Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Monday because of the Super Bowl, Superintendent Mark Roosevelt said today.

For first time, U.S. professors call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel -- In the wake of Operation Cast Lead, a group of American university professors has for the first time launched a national campaign calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

Former minister urges downing of US drones -- If United States aircraft continue to carry out airstrikes inside Pakistan, the Pakistani Air Force should shoot them down, a former interior minister, Lt. Gen. Hamid Nawaz told journalists on Wednesday. Read More...

No note - No Loan! Rep: Foreclosed owners should squat in their own homes -- If you're poor and the bank is coming for your home, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has a plan for you. Just squat, she says. Yes, this Ohio Democrat is actually encouraging her financially distressed constituents whose homes have been foreclosed upon, to simply stay put.

Brasscheck TV: Important Mortgage Information  -- Stay Put!!! Produce the note. Many of these loans and been sliced and diced and sold and re-sold so many times that not only is the paperwork not easy to lay hands on, in some cases, it's not clear who actually owns the loan.

Florida, Maryland, Utah Banks Shut as Financial Crisis Deepens -- Banks in Florida, Maryland and Utah were closed yesterday as regulators wrapped up the busiest month for failures since the housing slump began in 2006.

Website for Failed Banks -- List dates of Banks as they fail.

The Great Pandemic of 1918: State by State -- Stories and anecdotes of the impact of the Great Pandemic in individual states were gathered for presentation at Pandemic Planning Summits held in each state.

"Rescue Me" character believes 9/11 was an inside job ... and so does the actor playing him -- DANIEL SUNJATA: I'm really gratified that they allowed that to be focused through my character, because I happen to subscribe to a lot of those theories and beliefs that 9/11 was an inside job.

Brasscheck TV: What General Motors hath wrought -- Who killed the US street car system?

New Madrid Earthquake Preparedness is for Everyone in State, Leaders Say -- Preparing for the possibility of an earthquake can no longer be just a task for residents in northeast Arkansas. With a string of tremors over the past three months, Catholic Charities of Arkansas is gearing up to prepare its parish disaster response teams and parishioners in general about what they need to do now in case an earthquake strikes their area.

Bill creates detention camps in U.S. for 'emergencies' -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations.

FDA Approves 18 Drugs from Pharma Company Accused of Conspiracy, Fraud -- The FDA has approved 18 products for market from generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories, even though the company is currently being investigated by Congress for making substandard products and conspiring to fraudulently cover it up.

Gun ban lists revealed -- The new Brady gun ban lists are already leaked.

Vitamin D Halts Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors -- Here you'll learn that vitamin D cream can be rubbed directly on tumors to make them vanish. You'll also learn how resveratrol can be used to amplify the results of vitamin D. There are also explanations on how vitamin D can be used to greatly reduce breast cancer cases in America, Canada, the UK and elsewhere.

School Children Complain Of "Obama Worship" During Lessons -- School children saying pledge of allegience to Obama not flag.

AP Investigation: Banks look overseas for workers -- Even as the economy collapsed last year and many financial workers found themselves unemployed, the dozen U.S. banks now receiving the biggest rescue packages requested visas for tens of thousands of foreign workers to fill high-paying jobs, according to an Associated Press review of visa applications.

UK: Student withdrawn from UK school over CCTV Cameras in toilets -- "The school is being pathetic. They don't need security cameras in toilets - certainly not in schools." Ceredigion Council said it had installed the cameras after incidents of "major concern".

issouri man charged with stealing explosives for 'end of the world' -- A man charged in the theft of more than 50 pounds of explosives from a police range near Weldon Spring was preparing for the "end of the world," federal court documents say.

Food may not be sole BPA source -- New research on bisphenol A suggests that people are being exposed to the estrogen-mimicking chemical from a number of sources and not just food, as is commonly thought.

Kentucky deploys full Army Nat'l Guard for storm cleanup -- Gov. Steve Beshear deployed every last one of his Army National Guardsmen on Saturday, with his state still reeling after a deadly ice storm encrusted it this week.

Joint Chiefs chairman calls fiscal calamity a bigger threat than any war -- Though he's a warrior, not an economist, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Police agencies seek right to jam cell signals -- Police and others say it could stop terrorists from coordinating during an attack, prevent suspects from erasing evidence on wireless devices, simplify arrests and keep inmates from using contraband phones.

'GMA' Gets Answers: Some Credit Card Companies Financially Profiling Customers -- new policy being used by at least one major credit card company judges a shopper not necessarily by his credit purchases and payments alone, but also by the fiscal behavior of the fellow shoppers in the stores he visits.

Pfizer faces NY lawsuits over human medical tests -- Nigerian families can sue Pfizer in U.S. courts with claims that the giant drug maker violated international law banning involuntary medical experimentation on humans when it tested an antibiotic to treat meningitis, an appeals court ruled Friday.

Instructables -- Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.

When you watch theses ads, they may be watching you -- Small cameras can now be embedded in the screen or hidden around it, tracking who looks at the screen and for how long.

US Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Operations: overthrowing governments, sabotage, subversion, intelligence and abduction, FM 3-05.201, Apr 2003 -- FM 3-05.201: Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Operations is current US military doctrine (policy) on the use of indigenous or surrogate forces to overthrow a foreign government and the use of sabotage, subversion, intelligence, extra-territorial abductions and similar activities, the most well known example of which is the US involvement in Nicaragua.

Feds apologize but insist birds had to be poisoned -- Hundreds of birds that dropped dead on Somerset County cars, porches and snow-covered lawns, alarming residents over the weekend, were all of a rather foul breed of fowl -- the notorious European starling, which the United States Department of Agriculture killed on purpose.

Student captures strange light hovering in Montgomery County, PA sky -- A 12-year-old in this Montgomery County community was lying in bed at 10:10 p.m. Jan. 25 when he noticed a blue light in the sky through his window. The young photography student got out of bed, opened his window, and shot images of the light using a Kodak Easy Share camera. Read More...

VIDEO: Hackers: "Nazi Zombies! Run!" -- Hackers make a surprise attack on the Texas Department of Transportation's digital road sign system in Austin...



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