Today in History - Feb. 27, 2009
1801 - The city of Washington, DC. was placed under congressioal
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
1991 - U.S. President George Bush announced live on television that
"Kuwait is liberated."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Video: Upsets CNBC -- Ron Paul opening's statement before Ben
Bernanke testimony before House Financial Services Committee on
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
World's biggest diamond mine company closes mines in Botswana due to
falling demand -- Blames a big fall in global demand for diamonds.
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
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
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
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,
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
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'!
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
$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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
World Wide Riot Website -- Insurrections, Riots and Resistance from
Around the World.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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."
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
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
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
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
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
Raytheon riot control -- What has Raytheon, the USA company that
made radar equipment for yachts, got in common with sci-fi riot control?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Philadelphia newspapers' owner files for bankruptcy -- Philadelphia
Newspapers L.L.C., which owns The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News,
and Philly.com, 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
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
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.
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.
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Senator Richard Shelby, R-Alabama questions Obama eligibility --
'They said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven't seen any birth
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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Huge protest over Irish economy
Police In UK Are Preparing For Summer Of Rage
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.
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.
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
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). OR...watch the full
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
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?"
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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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...
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
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
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.
- 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!!
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
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.
A search engine that
respects your privacy -- NEW: No IP Address stored.
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.
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.
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."
steep downturn crisscrosses globe -- Markets are hammered as hope
fades for quick recovery.
Action..Stop NAIS..you 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Warranty of Vaccine Safety -- Do you think YOUR physician would sign
Vaccination Liberation - Exemption Information -- Exemption Forms
* Website on vaccines
-- Vaccines.me - 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 (http://www.nvic.org)
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
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 " 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.
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'
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.
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.
Police State Toys -- Playmobil finds fun in the police state.
And...you can also get the SWAT super police set..it's the Pick of the
But wait!! There's more!! For only $99.99 you can get the Police
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.
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!!!!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 unless...read 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.
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
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.
CURCUMIN NEWS at:
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
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.
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
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!
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.
Recovery -- This report includes the executive summary, list
of participating cities and then projects, sorted by project type or by
From a New Government Website -- Fact sheet on financial stability
plan. (this is a .pdf file)
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
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
Reason.com 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.
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
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
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.
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
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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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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
Baltic Dry Index -- Be sure to listen to this! This is a
PLEASE store non-perishable foods, candles, matches, LED
Rechargeable Flashlights, blankets, propane, water, medical supplies,
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 #)
**Not sure who your representative is for your area?
http://www.libertyark.net/tools.html and enter your zip code.
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
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
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
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
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
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,"
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Video -- Cheney warns of new attacks.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
- 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
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
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.
New Hampshire Throwing Down the Gauntlet to the Federal Government
-- Here is a copy of House Resolution 6 being discussed by the New
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.
Household Chemicals -- The first step is to determine where the
toxic chemicals are; the next step is to replace them with safe
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
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
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
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
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.
unrest rocks China as crisis hits -- The collapse of the export
trade has left millions without work and set off a wave of social
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
ban lists revealed -- The new Brady gun ban lists are already
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
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
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".
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
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
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.
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
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
VIDEO: Hackers: "Nazi Zombies! Run!" -- Hackers make a surprise
attack on the Texas Department of Transportation's digital road sign
system in Austin...