A New Jersey High school to test for students' weekend drinking
-- Students at Pequannock Township High School in Morris County New
Jersey will soon undergo random testing that can determine if they've
consumed alcohol in the previous 80 hours.
US 'victory' against cult leader was 'massacre' -- There are
growing suspicions in Iraq that the official story of the battle outside
Najaf between a messianic Iraqi cult and the Iraqi security forces
supported by the US, in which 263 people were killed and 210 wounded, is
a fabrication. The heavy casualties may be evidence of an unpremeditated
Forget your brats and beer: Tailgating is banned at the Super Bowl
-- Fans who planned to show up at the Super Bowl this year to enjoy a
little tailgating are in for a nasty surprise: It's banned.
FBI turns to broad new wiretap method -- The FBI appears to have
adopted an invasive Internet surveillance technique that collects far
more data on innocent Americans than previously has been disclosed.
UK News: Police raids target 'terror plot' -- Eight people have
been arrested under the Terrorism Act in Birmingham after a
"significant" operation involving police and security service MI5.
Germany issues CIA arrest orders -- Germany has ordered the
arrest of 13 suspected CIA agents over the alleged kidnapping of one of
Fake drugs caught inside the pack -- A new technique can trace
counterfeit drugs while they are still in their packs, UK government
Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers -- It sounds almost too good
to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by
switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has
already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is
known to be relatively safe.
Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Navy Seaman
Jonathan Hutto, Bob Watada & Others Call for End to Iraq War at Anti-War
Rally in Washington -- Anti-war protesters filled the streets of
Washington on Saturday in one of the largest protests since the invasion
"Silence Is No Longer An Option": Jane Fonda, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon
and Tim Robbins Speak Out
Israel to get smart bombs in kit form -- Israel is buying
thousands of kits for advanced smart bombs from the US that the Jewish
state first used during the Lebanon war.
MAINE ISSUES DRIVER’S LICENSE WITHOUT PHOTO -- Maine Secretary
of State Matthew Dunlap recently issued a Valid Without Photo Driver’s
License to David Deschesne. The without photo Driver’s license was
obtained as a result of Deschesne’s plea for religious exemption based
upon his belief that the digital biometric face scanned photos contained
on them are a foundational building block of the Biblical ‘Mark of the
Military Draft of Women on the Horizon -- This is a call to
action. Your wife or daughter or granddaughter may be drafted! Yes,
that's right! There are several bills going before the house which would
allow the drafting of women. (Thanks Billy-Joe) Read More...
Fair Tax Act of 2007
-- There is no thing as a "fair Tax" as long as the Federal Reserve
exists. The Department of the Treasury is not of this country! In 1921
under the Independent Treasury Act the Treasury of the United States was
turned over to the Federal Reserve (PRIVATE) and the IMF (United
Nations). This nation will never prosper as long as these two intities
exist! (Thanks Billy-Joe)
Military Creates Mental Health Hotline -- U.S. troops who have
been reluctant to seek help for mental health problems may soon be able
to find it with a phone call. A new automated phone-in assessment
program is the latest effort by the military to reach out to soldiers
and family members who might not otherwise seek help for post-traumatic
stress or other psychological issues.
Soldier's Death Strengthens Senators' Antiwar Resolve -- Just
before Christmas, an Army captain named Brian Freeman cornered Sens.
Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) and John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) at a Baghdad
helicopter landing zone. The war was going badly, he told them. Troops
were stretched so thin they were doing tasks they never dreamed of, let
alone trained for. This young man was killed in action which in turn has
radicalized Dodd, energized Kerry and girded the ever-more
confrontational stance of Democrats in the Senate. Freeman's death has
reverberated on the Senate floor, in committee deliberations and on
television talk shows.
Bush warns Iran against fueling violence in Iraq -- President
George W. Bush vowed on Monday to respond firmly if Tehran foments
violence inside Iraq, but said he had no intention of invading Iran.
America ‘poised to strike at Iran’s nuclear sites’ from bases in
Bulgaria and Romania -- PRESIDENT BUSH is preparing to attack
Iran's nuclear facilities before the end of April and the US Air Force's
new bases in Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the
onslaught, according to an official report from Sofia.
"American forces could be using their two USAF bases in Bulgaria and one
at Romania's Black Sea coast to launch an attack on Iran in April," the
Bulgarian news agency Novinite said.
Injury count in Iraq disputed -- Injury count in Iraq disputed.
Some say Pentagon hides full impact of the war toll.
Threat level raised for Super Bowl -- The last Super Bowl to be
given a level one security designation was the 2002 New Orleans Super
Bowl, held three months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
on New York and Washington.
National Guard general says soldiers on border acted correctly
-- The head of the Arizona National Guard on Tuesday told lawmakers that
four soldiers who backed away from their post earlier this month, rather
than confront gun-toting border crossers, did the right thing.
"Our guardsmen follow the procedures they were told to do," Maj. Gen.
David Rataczak told members of the House Committee on Homeland Security
and Property Rights. "They followed the SOP (standard operating
procedures) to the letter of the law."
Police Detain 9 in Capitol Hill Protests -- Nine anti-war
protesters were arrested Monday when they gathered in a House office
building to read off the names of American and Iraqi war dead.
Beware of Child Predators -- You see, "This Man Wants Your
Children" was not about sex offenders – even though some of them are sex
offenders – it was about Army recruiters.
3 helicopters lost in Iraq since Jan. 20 -- Three helicopters
have been lost in Iraq in the past 10 days, including one over the
weekend. While insurgents and militias have plenty of weapons capable of
shooting down helicopters, the U.S. has developed tactics to minimize
the risk, and many experts doubt the threat to the military's workhorse
has significantly increased.
Today Iraq, Tomorrow the World -- According to the latest
edition of the "Active Duty Military Personnel Strengths by Regional
Area and by Country," published by the Defense Department’s Directorate
for Information Operations and Reports (DIOR), the U.S. has troops in
The Three US Armies in Iraq -- America's three armies in Iraq
exceed a quarter of a million. It is a commitment of people and money
that is comparable to the Vietnam war. But it has not proved to be
enough. The experience of Vietnam showed that adding more troops (or
changing the local leadership, which may be the next U.S. policy
initiative in Iraq) cannot rescue a doomed mission.
Israel May Have
Violated Arms Pact, U.S. Says -- The Bush administration will
inform Congress on Monday that Israel may have violated agreements with
the United States when it fired American-supplied cluster munitions into
southern Lebanon during its fight with Hezbollah last summer, the State
Department said Saturday.
250 Are Killed
in Major Iraq Battle -- At least 250 militants were killed and
an American helicopter was shot down in violent clashes near the
southern city of Najaf on Sunday, Iraqi officials said.
BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN JAIL, DRUG SMUGGLER FREE -- Someone
should do George W. Bush and Karl Rove a favor and explain to them that
a president who remains silent while these Border Patrol agents are in
prison is not getting anywhere with the American public.
Mexican Terrorists Invade United States -- Regarding illegal
immigration, a former military analyst recently said to me, "We are
under attack. Twenty million have already entered the country, and more
are to come. And sadly, many of our leaders are siding with the
invaders. They are willing to spend billions of dollars to deport
foreigners from Iraq and defend Iraq's borders, but won't lift a finger
to save the USA."
World War III has already begun, says Israeli spy chief -- A
third World War is already underway between Islamic militancy and the
West but most people do not realize it, the former head of Israel’s
intelligence service Mossad said in an interview published Saturday in
Iran condemns U.S. raids against its operatives -- A top Iranian
lawmaker denounced the United States on Saturday for allowing its troops
to kill or capture Iranians in Iraq whom U.S. forces believe pose a
Army probes war contractor fraud -- From high-dollar fraud to
conspiracy to bribery and bid rigging, Army investigators have opened up
to 50 criminal probes involving battlefield contractors in the war in
Iraq and the U.S. fight against terrorism, The Associated Press has
Thousands may be involuntarily called for tours -- Hundreds of
thou sands of National Guard and Reserve members previously mobilized
for tours in Iraq and Afghanistan are exposed anew to involuntary
call-up under a policy change unveiled with President Bush's plan to
"surge" forces into Baghdad.
US military: Afghan leaders steal half of all aid -- Corrupt
police and tribal leaders are stealing vast quantities of reconstruction
aid that is intended to improve the lives of ordinary Afghans and turn
them away from the Taliban, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.
Toll Road Giant Buys Newspapers to Silence Critics -- Critics
charge that the Macquarie purchase of American Consolidated Media is
designed to silence critics of a Texas toll road project. Australian
toll road giant Macquarie agreed Wednesday to purchase forty local
newspapers, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, for $80 million. Macquarie
Bank is Australia's largest capital raising firm and has invested
billions in purchasing roads in the US, Canada and UK. Most recently the
company joined with Cintra Concesiones of Spain in a controversial
75-year lease of the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road.
Against NAIS -- Granny Warriors Freedom Ride! Support crew will
be handing out packages of information on NAIS and support for Ron Paul
for our next President as well as the DVD of the movie by Aaron Russo.
Wally the Steer will make the long long trip between his home in Carbon
Iowa to the Frontier Days Celebration in Cheyenne Wyoming. To SPONSOR A
MILE go to the above link. Read More...
Update on the Michael New Case -- In the end, if the Supreme
Court refuses to hear our case, or if it rejects our case, then the net
result will be that Americans CAN be forced to serve under foreign
commanders, against their will, and their oath of allegiance will no
longer be exclusive to America, nor to the US Constitution.
Blackwater And The Privatizing Of The War Machine -- As
President Bush took the podium to deliver his State of the Union address
Tuesday, five American families received news that has become all too
common: Their loved ones had been killed in Iraq. But in this case, the
slain were neither "civilians," as the news reports proclaimed, nor were
they U.S. soldiers. They were highly trained mercenaries deployed to
Iraq by a secretive private military company based in North Carolina --
Drug company 'hid' suicide link -- Secret e-mails reveal that
the UK's biggest drug company distorted trial results of an
anti-depressant, covering up a link with suicide in teenagers.
Israel planes dump "suspicious green balloons" on southern Lebanon
-- Israeli planes violated Lebanese airspace Saturday and dumped green
balloons over the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanese security sources
Keep Dying -- Links to various news articles related to
Americans dying in the Iraqi War. (Thanks to Dan for the links)
Amends for ordeal -- -- In what was called a "triumph of
innocence," torture victim Maher Arar received a long-awaited apology
and $10.5 million legal settlement from the government of Canada
Arar's young family and career as a computer software engineer were
ripped apart in 2002 when he was tagged as a terrorist and shipped to
prison in Syria.
This Marine's death came after he served in Iraq -- When
Jonathan Schulze came home from Iraq, he tried to live a normal life.
But the war kept that from happening. Citing privacy laws, Veterans
Affairs officials wouldn't comment specifically on the case. Read
Public revolt quashes biometric ID chips -- While opposition
grows to a national ID card in the U.S., citizens of the southeast
European nation of Serbia have successfully pressed their government to
back off on a plan to make biometric data chips compulsory in the
country's new citizen cards.
Chlorine in the bathwater is linked to cancer -- Researchers
found that those living in areas with high-chlorine content water, who
bathed in it regularly, were 83 per cent more likely to get a tumour
than those in low-chlorine areas.
Mobile phone use 'linked to tumour' -- Long-term users of mobile
phones are significantly more likely to develop a certain type of brain
tumour on the side of the head where they hold their handsets, according
to new research.
A Growing Military Credibility Gap? -- Equally disturbing is the
fact that someone in the U.S. military chain of command lied about what
happened and put out false information to the press and the American
people. It is one thing to lie in order to preserve operational
security. It is another thing to lie simply to cover your behind so you
do not look like a complete fool. Read More...
Russia not co-operating in uranium sale probe -- It was one of
the most serious cases of smuggling of nuclear material in recent years:
A Russian man, authorities allege, tried to sell a small amount of
nuclear-bomb grade uranium in a plastic bag in his jacket pocket.
WASHINGTON TO END THE WAR! Saturday, January 27, 2007 -- Last
Push Toward Massive Peace March on Washington.
Troops Authorized to Kill Iranian Operatives in Iraq -- The Bush
administration has authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture
Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to
weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East and compel it to give
up its nuclear program, according to government and counterterrorism
officials with direct knowledge of the effort.
AG Shuts Down Scheme With Bogus Fuel Pill -- There's a consumer
alert Tuesday from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Abbott's office
is calling for a refund to all people who bought the so-called "top
secret gas pill."
U.S. not scared enough of bird flu, Senate told -- Bird flu
poses as big a threat to the world as ever, and people need to worry
about it more, U.S. senators and health leaders agreed on Wednesday.
Uranium Poison Explosions Target US Citizens -- There are
efforts underway to oppose explosions of radioactive materials by the US
government into the air in which we breathe. This article will outline
various reasons why and how radioactive explosive "tests" are harming
America - and describe the efforts of citizens in one area of the
country who are now working to try to put a stop to them.
U.S. Military's new ray gun makes targets feel as if they are on fire
-- The military's new weapon is a ray gun that shoots a beam that makes
people feel as if they will catch fire. The technology is supposed to be
harmless — a non-lethal way to get enemies to drop their weapons. The
weapon is not expected to go into production until at least 2010, but
all branches of the military have expressed interest in it, officials
Maine revolts against digital U.S. ID card -- Maine lawmakers on
Thursday became the first in the nation to demand repeal of a federal
law tightening identification requirements for drivers' licenses, a
post-September 11 security measure that states say will cost them
billions of dollars to administer.
Feds Fear a Dam Break in Ky. and Tenn. -- Fearing a dam break
that could cause catastrophic flooding in Kentucky and Tennessee, the
Army Corps of Engineers began lowering the water level on Lake
Cumberland on Monday.
Scientists tighten security over germ terror threat -- Britain’s
laboratories have been ordered to strengthen security on stocks of more
than 100 deadly viruses and bacteria after an MI5 warning that Islamic
terrorists are training in germ warfare. The biological agents include
polio, rabies, tuberculosis and avian flu. Food poisoning bacteria such
as E. coli and the sources of a number of rare tropical and Middle
Eastern illnesses are also included.
US plane 'bombed Somalia targets' (2nd time this month) -- US
forces carried out a fresh air strike in southern Somalia on Monday, a
senior US official has said.
Israel raises nuclear stakes with Iran -- The Israeli Prime
Minister, Ehud Olmert, dramatically raised the stakes in the
international showdown with Iran last night, with a clear warning that
his country was prepared to use military force to prevent Tehran from
obtaining a nuclear weapon.
No man is above the law - except Cheney -- Don't worry, Dick
Cheney says it's all perfectly legal. The vice president made it a point
to go on "Fox News Sunday" last week and declare that the recently
reported spying being done on Americans by the military is all just fine
and dandy. Read More...
Ohio election workers convicted of rigging '04 presidential recount
-- Two election workers were convicted Wednesday of rigging a recount of
the 2004 presidential election to avoid a more thorough review in Ohio's
most populous county.
A Warning About New Washing Machines and Nanotechnology -- The
U.S. EPA has determined that clothes washing machines using silver ion
disinfectants need to be registered as a pesticide. The EPA's decision
has no effect because companies can avoid registering washing machines
simply by removing any statements that silver can kill bacteria from
Website called Planetary Alert -- The purpose of this web site
is: To inform billions of humans on planet earth about a worldwide
aerosol spray program that is currently taking place overhead.
Supermarkets told to come clean about packaging -- Pressure
mounted yesterday on Britain's supermarkets and retailers to reduce
packaging drastically as political support intensified for The
Independent's anti-waste campaign. (Notice the USA is not on the
11 cop dies just as his son faces Bush -- A former New York
policeman died in a Manhattan hospital, just as his 21-year-old son
prepared to appear at the State of the Union speech to symbolize the
desperate health problems of some Sept. 11 workers.
Admiral Says U.S. Navy Prepares Missile Strike on Iran -- U.S.
Navy nuclear submarines maintaining vigil off the coast of Iran indicate
that the Pentagon’s military plans include not only control over
navigation in the Persian Gulf but also strikes against Iranian targets,
a former commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Eduard Baltin
has told the Interfax news agency.
Information on NAIS REGISTRATION -- Survey being sent out
entitled "The 2006 Agricultural Identification Survey and the NASS/NAIS
Identity". Be sure to see what Mary Zanoni, Ph.D., J.D. has to
say about this form.
Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt dies -- He served as a Navy and
CIA officer, and helped orchestrate a coup in Guatemala and the botched
Bay of Pigs invasion, but E. Howard Hunt is best known as something he
always said he wasn't: a Watergate burglar.
U.S. warns Iran to back down -- A second U.S. aircraft carrier
strike group now steaming toward the Middle East is Washington's way of
warning Iran to back down in its attempts to dominate the region, a top
U.S. diplomat said here Tuesday.
Arctic ice cap melting fast according to NASA -- The north polar
ice cap is melting at an alarming rate due to global warming, NASA
scientists said today, with satellite images showing the ice cap
continuing to shrink. "It is happening now. We cannot afford to wait a
long period of time for technological solutions," said David Rind of
NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. "Change is in
the air -- literally." Notice the date of article: October 24, 2003.
Judge Roy Moore Poem
-- Judge Moore vaulted to national prominence a few years ago when, as
Alabama's Chief Justice, he installed a 5,000-pound monument emblazoned
with the Ten Commandments in the state's Supreme Court building.
POLL: Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment?
-- Be sure to cast your vote!
Bush Readies State of the Union Speech -- President Bush will
tell Americans tonight he has important plans for health care, education
and other kitchen table topics that have little to do with Iraq. Yet if
the state of the union is strong, so is the nation's skepticism that he
can deliver. The 9 p.m. EST speech is a chance for Bush to pull his
domestic agenda out from the shadow of the Iraq war, if only briefly. So
Bush will focus on issues he hopes will appeal to mainstream America _
and to Democrats on Capitol Hill, shifting pressure onto them to govern.
Congressman Ron Paul of Texas Discusses His Political Future --
Congressman Paul is a staunch advocate of asset based currencies and he
shares these views regularly with his constituents in Washington D.C.
The Congressman is on record as stating that he believes in the
following “FREEDOM PRINCIPALS”: Read More...
The dilemma of a deadly disease: patients may be forcibly detained
-- South Africa is considering forcibly detaining people who
carry a deadly strain of tuberculosis that has already claimed hundreds
of lives. The strain threatens to cause a global pandemic, but the
planned move pits public protection against human rights.
Brown Info: New
Hampshire Tax Evader Prepares for Raid -- Ed Brown, 63, and
his wife, Elaine, 65, were convicted Thursday of plotting to conceal
their income and avoid paying federal income tax. They argued the tax is
illegitimate and they are not required to pay it. (Be sure to
listen to TPH archives in which Joyce and Dave interviewed Ed Brown on
Jan. 22, 2007)
VIDEO CLIP: Ed Brown v. IRS/Feds New Hampshire
All of a sudden, Ed Brown has a lot of friends (anti-tax stance)
To Interview N.H. Tax Evader- "Before he gets killed he wants Americans
to listen to him"
What About The Bio-Weapons Labs? -- According to the non-profit
Sunshine Project of Austin, Texas, some 113 university, government,
hospital and corporate laboratories engaged in research tied to germ
warfare, have refused to disclose their operations to the public as
required by law, a nonprofit watchdog agency says. Despite this, the
National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Md., the government
entity tasked with oversight of these laboratories, allows them to
continue to operate instead of shutting them down.
Ethics Bill Sails Through the Senate -- Under the bill, passed
96-2, senators will give up gifts and free travel from lobbyists, pay
more for travel on corporate jets and make themselves more accountable
for the pet projects they insert into bills.
Acinetobacter baumannii -
Wired to report US unwittingly evolved superpathogen in Iraqi combat
hospitals -- A drug-resistant bacteria that is infecting wounded
US soldiers in Iraq -- and has spread to civilian hospitals in parts of
Europe -- accidentally evolved in US military hospitals in Iraq, Wired
Magazine will report in a massive expose on Monday, RAW STORY has
Related Article from WIRED -- The Invisible Enemy in Iraq
Registered Traveler starts at JFK Airport -- A long-delayed
program aimed at speeding trusted travelers through airport security
took a small but dramatic step Tuesday when it opened at one terminal in
New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Iraqi leader drops protection of militia -- Iraqi officials said
on Sunday that the gunmen who attacked the meeting wore military
uniforms and arrived in black sport utility vehicles commonly used by
foreign dignitaries - an apparent attempt to impersonate
American forces. The gunmen who carried out the attack on the
Provincial Joint Coordination Center were using SUVs similar to ones
used by the U.S. authorities.
Legal Battle to Halt the Sale of Papers -- Nine years after he
began serving a life sentence for the Unabomber crimes, Theodore J.
Kaczynski is fighting to reclaim more than 40,000 pages of his writings
and correspondence so he can preserve them in their rawest form for the
public to read.
Official link to post-9/11 illness debated while death toll rises
-- After five years, doctors have definitively established a link
between work at ground zero and chronic respiratory illness; a study
published last fall by the largest monitoring program for post-9/11
workers found nearly 70 percent were likely to have lifelong breathing
THE TRUTH ABOUT CONSPIRACY THEORIES By Tom DeWeese -- What is a
conspiracy theory? There seems to be a lot of them because every time I
write about another government program or policy, the denials begin as
someone starts smirking "conspiracy theory" and calling me a fringe
wacko. It's getting tiresome.
FBI details threat from gangs in military -- The report by the
FBI's National Gang Intelligence Center said gang members sneak into the
military by failing to report criminal convictions or using fake
documents. Some have sealed juvenile records unavailable to recruiters.
And most of the recruiters are not properly trained to recognize gang
affiliation, the report said.
UK News: Cancer study ordered into mobile phones -- A mass study
of the long-term impact of mobile phones is to be undertaken amid fears
that people who have used them for more than ten years are at greater
risk from brain cancer.
Invisible 'Radio' Tattoos Could Identify Soldiers -- Somark
Innovations co-founder Mark Pydynowski noted that the RFID ink is fully
biocompatible and was safe for use in humans. He noted that RFID ink
tattoos could be used to track and rescue soldiers. "It could help
identify friends or foes, prevent friendly fire, and help save soldiers'
lives," Pydynowski said.
Folic acid boosts elderly brains -- Folic acid supplements can
improve the memory and brain power of ageing brains, research shows.
Vitamin D pill for prostate cancer -- Scientists have developed
a vitamin D pill to treat advanced prostate cancer. Exposure to Vitamin
D from sunlight is known to improve the prognosis of certain cancers.
Bush has done 'tremendous damage', says Nobel peace prize winner
-- US President George W. Bush is a terrible leader who has done
tremendous damage worldwide, Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Muhammad Yunus has said in an interview.
may not get needed mental help -- Mental health screening isn’t
consistent for U.S. troops returning from war, and if they don’t say
they need help, they often don’t get it, the Army’s top medical officer
Join the ongoing discussion: Does the Gulf War Syndrome exist?
Resignation of Lawyers At FEC Raises Concern -- The announcement
yesterday that the top two lawyers for the Federal Election Commission
had resigned helped spread an undercurrent of concern about the
diminishing role of a once-prominent public voice on the intersection of
money and politics.
Brown wants a 'new world order' -- Chancellor Gordon Brown has
spoken of the need for a "new world order" to deal with future security
and environmental challenges.
- Congress preparing to criminalize critics? -- The
Senate is considering legislation that would regulate grassroots
communications, with penalties for critics of Congress.
read Senate Bill One just CLICK HERE!
Pentagon sets rules for detainee trials -- The Pentagon has
drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected
terrorists to be convicted on hearsay evidence and coerced testimony and
imprisoned or put to death.
Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907 --
Make sure you read the words under the picture.
missile destroys satellite in space -- Britain has joined the
US, Japan and Australia's condemnation of China after the communist
country destroyed a satellite in space using a ballistic missile.
Please Don’t Support My Troop by Michael Gaddy -- My son
returned from Iraq last weekend after a year’s service. I confess to
breathing much easier now that he is out of that quagmire. I have a
personal request for all of you George W. Bush supporters and Christian
warhawks: please do not support my troop. I have visions and aspirations
of having him around, seeing him settle down and start a family at some
point, and being near as I grow older. Your support would mean that he
would be sent back to this war started and continued on lies to become a
target for those who would rather live their lives without the
interference of a foreign, empire-seeking, new-world-order, invader.
Treat soldiers as children? -- Some in Congress would treat them
as children when it comes to seeking veterans' benefits for injuries
inflicted in combat. They are coiled to repeal an option embraced by the
109th Congress for veterans to retain a lawyer to present often
medically complicated claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Roof-collected rainwater fails health test -- More than half of
560 samples from private dwellings in New Zealand exceeded the minimal
standards for contamination and 30 percent showed evidence of heavy
faecal contamination. “I’m utterly amazed at the number of roof water
supplies that fail the New Zealand drinking water standards,” says Stan
Abbott, a microbiologist at the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human
240,000 ILLEGAL ALIEN SEX OFFENDERS IN U.S. -- There are
approximately 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United
States. This staggering statistic, rarely mentioned by the media, was
revealed in a study by Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes
Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. "It is clear," she says, "that the U.S.
public faces a dangerous threat from sex predators who cross the U.S.
borders illegally." What's more, she adds, "Then they gradually commit
worse crimes and are continually released back into society or deported.
Those who were deported simply returned illegally again."
Ground zero workers hold vigil at NYC hospital -- Ground zero
workers who are still suffering from World Trade Center smoke and dust
held a vigil Thursday outside the hospital where one of their number _ a
retired NYPD officer _ is awaiting a lung transplant.
U.N. diplomats' NYC parking fines near $18 million, despite crackdown
-- The new U.N. secretary-general expressed support for New York City's
goal of recouping nearly $18 million in traffic fines owed by U.N.
diplomats and members of the consular community.
Oversee U.S. Wiretapping in Terror Cases -- The Bush
administration, in a surprise reversal, said on Wednesday that it had
agreed to give a secret court jurisdiction over the National Security
Agency’s wiretapping program and would end its practice of eavesdropping
without warrants on Americans suspected of ties to terrorists.
Crews burn off remaining chemicals -- Fire officials started a
controlled burn Wednesday of thousands of gallons of a flammable liquid
left over after a derailment set off a huge chemical fire that led to
evacuations and the closing of a busy highway.
Troop buildup for Afghanistan? -- Concerned by Taliban gains and
worried about more violence, U.S. military commanders have recommended
that more U.S. troops come to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert
Gates said Wednesday.
Taliban commander seized in Afghanistan -- NATO-led troops and
Afghan forces detained a prominent Taliban commander during a raid on a
compound in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said Wednesday.
Senate to protest Bush plan -- Senate leaders will introduce a
bipartisan resolution of opposition to President Bush's new Iraq policy
as early as today, taking the lead from House Democrats who are
increasingly divided on how far to go to thwart additional troop
deployments to Iraq.
Give us guns – and troops can go, says Iraqi leader -- Asked how
long Iraq would require US troops, Mr al-Maliki said: “If we succeed in
implementing the agreement between us to speed up the equipping and
providing weapons to our military forces, I think that within three to
six months our need for American troops will dramatically go down. That
is on condition that there are real, strong efforts to support our
military forces and equipping and arming them.”
Firm Hired to Improve VA Security -- The Department of Veterans
Affairs will pay a defense contractor millions of dollars to help the
agency improve data security after the theft last year of a computer
packed with personal information, company officials said Wednesday.
U.S. Attorneys Quit; Senator Blames Bush -- California attorney
who went after DUKE CUNNINGHAM "forced" to resign?
Vegetative state drug review call -- The husband of a woman in a
persistent vegetative state who was given an experimental treatment has
said she would not have wanted the drug. The treatment, which has worked
in a handful of cases, was unsuccessful and the woman was allowed to
A Rifle in Every
Pot -- IT’S a phenomenon that gives the term “gun control” a
whole new meaning: community ordinances that encourage citizens to own
Iran shoots down U.S. spy drone amid growing U.S. military pressure
-- Iranian troops have shot down a U.S. pilotless spy plane recently, an
Iranian lawmaker announced on Tuesday as the Islamic Republic was facing
increasing military pressure from its arch rival --the United States.
Train Cars Derail, Catch Fire in Ky. -- Several train cars
carrying volatile chemicals derailed and exploded Tuesday south of
Louisville, shutting down a highway and forcing evacuations of homes,
businesses and a school, authorities said. The chemicals on the CSX
train contributing to the fire were cyclohexane, methyl ethyl ketone,
butadiene and alcohol, said Gary Sease, a CSX spokesman.
Minn. police give meds for nuke incident -- Residents and
workers near two Minnesota nuclear plants are being offered pills to
protect thyroid glands against radiation from a nuclear incident. The
Pioneer Press reports residents and businesses within 10 miles of the
Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear plants will receive vouchers for
potassium iodide doses as well as an emergency planning guide.
Ivanov: Russian Missiles Delivered to Iran -- Russian Defense
Minister Sergei Ivanov has confirmed that Russia has sold new
anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
Iran Gets Army Gear in Pentagon Sale -- The U.S. military has
sold forbidden equipment at least a half-dozen times to middlemen for
countries - including Iran and China - who exploited security flaws in
the Defense Department's surplus auctions. The sales include fighter jet
parts and missile components. In one case, federal investigators said,
the contraband made it to Iran, a country President Bush branded part of
an "axis of evil."
North Dakota Lawmaker Tries to Become Nation's First Licensed Hemp
Farmer -- Last month, the state Agriculture Department finished
its work on rules farmers may use to grow industrial hemp, a cousin of
marijuana that does not have the drug's hallucinogenic properties. The
sturdy, fibrous plant is used to make an assortment of products, ranging
from paper, rope and lotions to car panels, carpet backing and animal
video clip of the Brecker's doing "Some Skunk Funk" LIVE --
Michael Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) was a popular US
jazz saxophonist of the post-Coltrane era. He won 11 Grammys as both
performer and composer. Passed away Jan. 13, 2007 from complications of
leukemia in New York City. (Thanks James for the info).
Russo Announces Full Support Of Ron Paul -- "Ron Paul needs not
just our "affirmative nod," he needs our time, energy, financial
contributions, and willingness to see him win. He needs us to use our
precious accrued "vacation time" to go to New Hampshire to knock on
doors, pass out AFTF DVDs, to be as dedicated to helping him win as he
is to running the Race. His campaign must be organized District by
Congress voted on Read I.D. Act - We salute Ron Paul! -- Ron
Paul not only voted AGAINST it but spoke out in opposition to it. Check
out the link to see the information. Sorted by Ayes and Nays. (Thanks Diana)
Are you confident the Iraqi government will meet President Bush's
challenge to step up? -- Yes or No...You decide, we report.
Be Very Careful Eating Chickens You Buy at the Supermarket --
Campylobacter was present in 81 percent of the chickens, salmonella in
15 percent; and both in 13 percent. Only 17 percent contained neither
pathogen. No major brand fared better than others overall. Most of the
bacteria tested showed resistance to one or more antibiotics. Premium
brands costing $3 to $5 per pound were actually more likely to harbor
salmonella than broilers costing $1 per pound. One exception was Ranger,
a no-antibiotics brand sold in the Northwest, which was extremely clean.
New Law Could Subject Civilians to Military Trial -- Private
contractors and other civilians serving with U.S. troops in Iraq and
Afghanistan could be subject for the first time to military
courts-martial under a new federal provision that legal scholars say is
almost certain to spark constitutional challenges.
OREGON STATE TROOPER SUSPENDS FIRST AMENDMENT -- An Oregon man
says he and his family were accosted and harassed by an Oregon State
trooper while exercising their constitutional right to protest the war
on a public sidewalk in Portland on December 9, 2006.
Cloudy apple juice 'healthier' -- Cloudy apple juice is better
for you than clear varieties, say researchers.
What's wrong with
these photos -- HINT: Lady Liberty, US Flag & Tax Preparation.
What did MLK say about war? -- More than King for a Day - Nearly
40 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a speech that is amazingly
applicable today. In fact, if we would substitute the names of players
and places, you might think that he was speaking of Iraq, Bush, and the
various social indicators and government spending priorities that tell
us how very wrong American leaders are. Read More...
Video: Congressman Ron Paul warns of a new "Gulf of Tonkin" --
Congressman Ron Paul warns of a contrived incident to provoke war with
Iran, a "Gulf of Tonkin" type incident, January 11, 2006
U.S. and Iraqis
Are Wrangling Over War Plans -- Just days after President Bush
unveiled a new war plan calling for more than 20,000 additional American
troops in Iraq, the heart of the effort — a major push to secure the
capital — faces some of its fiercest resistance from the very people it
depends on for success: Iraqi government officials.
US warns Iran on Iraq 'meddling' -- US Vice-President Dick
Cheney has warned Iran not to interfere in Iraq.
2 Hussein Allies
Said to Hang -- Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and the head of
his revolutionary court were executed before dawn on Monday, according
to a lawyer for one of the hanged men and a former minister with close
ties to Iraq’s Shiite-led government.
Zyprexa Drug -
Documents Borne by Winds of Free Speech -- A showdown is
scheduled for a federal courtroom in Brooklyn tomorrow afternoon, where
words like “First Amendment” and “freedom of speech” and “prior
restraint” are likely to mix seamlessly with references to “BitTorrent”
and “Wiki.” It is a messy plot that pits Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical
giant at the center of several articles in The New York Times suggesting
that the company tried to hide or play down the health risks of its
leading antipsychotic drug, Zyprexa, and lawyers representing
various individuals, organizations and Web sites — all arguing that
their online speech has been gagged.
MindFreedom Web Site Is Targeted for Censorship by Eli Lilly.
MindFreedom in Court Showdown About Eli Lilly's Formerly "Secret"
Zyprexa Files -- New York Times reports today that Eli Lilly's
supposedly "secret" files on the psychiatric drug Zyprexa are still
readily available on the Internet. Times also reports that Eli Lilly is
seeking permanent court gag order that includes this MindFreedom.org web
site. MindFreedom attorney appears in court 16 Jan. for third time to
defend the public right to know.
Cheney: Credit checks aren't illegal -- Vice President Dick
Cheney said Sunday the Pentagon and CIA are not violating people's
rights by examining the banking and credit records of hundreds of
Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage in the United
Navy dismisses chaplain who prayed 'in Jesus' name' -- A U.S.
Navy chaplain who prayed "in Jesus' name" as his conscience dictated is
being ejected from the military service "in retaliation" for his
victorious battle to change Navy policy that required religious rites be
amazing story of how Serrapeptase has been improving my health since
January 2006 -- Serrapeptase Adventure is the amazing story of
how Serrapeptase has been improving Mike Tawse's health since January
2006. (Made Site of the Day)
"Major cleric says US, UK support terrorists in Iraq" --
Speaking in the second sermon of the Friday Prayers, Ayatollah Jannati
said, "The United States of America has failed in its policies."
Uganda launches HIV vaccine trials for babies -- Uganda has
screened and vaccinated at least a quarter of the 50 babies needed for
vaccine trial focused on prevention of HIV transmission from mother to
child during breastfeeding.
A voice from Gitmo's darkness -- A current detainee speaks of
the torture and humiliation he has experienced at Guantanamo since 2002.
Did you know? Date change in 2007 for Daylight Saving Time
-- President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This
Act changed the time change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.
Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday in March and end
the first Sunday in November. The Secretary of Energy will report the
impact of this change to Congress. Congress retains the right to resume
the 2005 Daylight Saving Time schedule once the Department of Energy
study is complete. Remember...it used to began at 2:00 AM on the first
Sunday in April and ended at 2:00 AM on the last Sunday in October.
G.I.’s in Iraq
Raid Iranians’ Offices -- American troops backed by attack
helicopters and armored vehicles raided an Iranian diplomatic office in
the dead of night early Thursday and detained as many as six of the
Iranians working inside.
Is Expanding Its Intelligence Role in U.S. -- The Pentagon has
been using a little-known power to obtain banking and credit records of
hundreds of Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage
inside the United States, part of an aggressive expansion by the
military into domestic intelligence gathering.
America's Germ Warfare Capabilities developed in secret in US Corporate
Labs -- Some 113 university, government, hospital and corporate
laboratories engaged in research often with potential to be used for
germ warfare have refused to disclose their operations to the public as
required by Federal rules, a nonprofit watchdog agency has charged.
H.R. 1 PUTS AMERICA IN A GIANT BIRD CAGE -- The very first bill
passed by the House of Representatives this year was H.R. 1 named,
"Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act." The vote was 299
Ayes, with 68 Republicans voting with the majority, and 128 Nays.
JAYWALKING PROFESSOR -- 'Atlanta police are barbaric, brutal,
out of control' - Last week, after living in the USA for more than a
year without understanding the country, I acquired — briefly — a
jailbird's authority. I can now share insights you can only get from
being assaulted by the police and locked up for hours in the company of
some of the most deprived and depraved dregs of the American underclass.
Somali raids miss terror suspects -- The US air strikes in
Somalia failed to kill any of the three al-Qaeda suspects they targeted,
a top US official says.
After two accidents, Navy orders all its subs to stand down --
The Navy has ordered an operational “stand-down” for all submarines
following two recent accidents, charging commanders to “focus energy and
intellect back onto the basics of submarine operations,” according to
the Submarine Force’s leader.
Rocket slams into U.S. Embassy in Athens -- An anti-tank shell
was fired at the U.S. embassy early Friday, striking the front of the
building but causing no injuries. Greece's Public Order Minister said
the blast was probably an act of domestic terrorism, raising fears of
resurgent violence by far-left Greek militants.
US tactic exposes growing rift with Britain -- President George
W Bush's decision to dispatch another 21,500 soldiers to Iraq exposes a
widening rift between British and American military strategy.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid -- Ron
Paul, the iconoclastic nine-term congressman from southeast Texas, took
the first step Thursday toward launching a second presidential bid in
2008, this time as a Republican.
Pentagon Abandons Active-Duty Time Limit -- The Pentagon has
abandoned its limit on the time a citizen-soldier can be required to
serve on active duty, officials said Thursday, a major change that
reflects an Army stretched thin by longer-than-expected combat in Iraq.
In other words, a citizen-soldier could be mobilized for a 24-month
stretch in Iraq or Afghanistan, then demobilized and allowed to return
to civilian life, only to be mobilized a second time for as much as an
additional 24 months. In practice, Pace said, the Pentagon intends to
limit all future mobilizations to 12 months.
Defense Dept. warns about Canadian spy coins -- In a U.S.
government warning high on the creepiness scale, the Defense Department
cautioned its American contractors over what it described as a new
espionage threat: Canadian coins with tiny radio frequency transmitters
INFORMATION -- This Act is cited as the `Weather Modification
Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005'.
VOTE: Do you agree with President Bush's plan to add 21,500 troops to
those now in Iraq? -- Vote and see the results!
Troop Surge Already Under Way --
The troop surge in Iraq is already under way.
90 Advance troops from 82 Airborne Arrive in Baghdad.
British troops in Iraq to be cut by 3,000 -- Britain will cut
troop levels in Iraq by almost 3,000 at the end of May, the Daily
Telegraph reported on Thursday. Within the next two weeks, Prime
Minister Tony Blair would announce the reduction to Britain's
7,200-strong force based in the south of the war-ravaged country, it
Study: Number of wounded veterans could cripple VA -- The
Veterans Administration is in danger of collapsing under the burden of
caring for the medical and psychological needs of returning U.S. forces
from Iraq and Afghanistan if it does not receive a huge infusion of
cash, a new Harvard study warns.
Tucson Marine's death baffling -- The parents of a Tucson Marine
who developed an extremely rare blood disease while serving in Iraq have
agonized about the cause of his sudden illness, but have no answers.
Uranium 'killing Italian troops' -- Italian soldiers are still
dying following exposure to depleted uranium in the wars in Bosnia and
Kosovo, their relatives say.
Emergency and Disaster Information Service Website -- Up to Date
showing any hazard occurring the world whether it be hazardous materials,
volcano activity, earthquakes, plane crashes, bird flu, storms, etc.,
How spicy foods can kill cancers -- Scientists have discovered
the key to the ability of spicy foods to kill cancer cells. They found
capsaicin, an ingredient of jalapeno peppers, triggers cancer cell death
by attacking mitochondria - the cells' energy-generating boiler rooms.
Invisible RFID Ink Safe For Cattle And People, So Says Company
-- Somark Innovations announced this week that it successfully tested
biocompatible RFID ink, which can be read through animal hairs. The
passive RFID technology could be used to identify and track cows to
reduce financial losses from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (mad cow
disease) scares. READ MORE...
CIA gets the go-ahead to take on Hizbollah -- The CIA has been
authorised to take covert action against Hizbollah as part of a secret
plan by President George W. Bush to help the Lebanese government prevent
the spread of Iranian influence. The finding was signed by Mr Bush
before Christmas after discussions between his aides and Saudi Arabian
officials. Details of its existence, known only to a small circle of
White House officials, intelligence officials and members of Congress,
have been passed to The Daily Telegraph.
U.S. sends stealth fighter planes to South Korea -- The United
States is deploying a squadron of stealth fighters to South Korea, a
U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday, amid speculation that North
Korea may be ready to test a second nuclear device. The United States is
sending about 15 to 20 of its F-117A Nighthawk fighters to South Korea,
the spokesman for U.S. Forces Korea said.
New U.S strikes hit 4 places in Somalia -- U.S. forces hunting
al Qaeda suspects hit four sites in air strikes in southern Somalia on
Wednesday, a Somali government source said, as international criticism
mounted over Washington's military intervention.
Bush set to reveal Iraq strategy tonight -- In a pivotal moment
of his six years in the White House, President Bush goes before the
nation tonight to announce a strategy to salvage the most controversial
decision of his presidency: the 2003 invasion of Iraq. (Wednesday Jan.
VIDEO of CNN/DOBBS -- George W. Bush FULFILLS HIS DAD'S
DREAM OF A NEW WORLD ORDER. IN THIS CLIP YOU WILL SEE: 1. THE 1991
VIDEO OF DADDY BUSH ANNOUNCING THE NEW WORLD
Tasty curry might have a fringe benefit -- A study in the
November issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests turmeric, one
component of curry spice, almost completely prevented joint swelling in
rats with arthritis. Other studies have suggested that the spice could
protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's,
a degenerative brain disease that afflicts nearly 5 million people in
Don't forget to check out more Curcumin News by clicking here.
S.M.U. Faculty Complains About Bush Library -- Intimates of
President Bush have singled out Southern Methodist University as the
likely site of his presidential library, but faculty members,
complaining of being bypassed, are raising sharp questions about the
school’s identification with his presidency.
Checkpoints to Combat New Orleans Crime -- Police plan to set up
checkpoints beginning Wednesday to help curb a crime wave that has
claimed nine lives since the start of 2007, Mayor Ray Nagin said,
stopping short of imposing a curfew on this tourism- dependent city.
VDOT PROMOTES FOREIGN HIGHWAYS -- The Virginia Taxpayers
Association says a resolution opposing the NAFTA Superhighway and North
American Union introduced by Sen. Roscoe Reynolds, D-Martinsville, "will
be a major tool in preventing highway crashes, saving lives and
preserving freedom for Virginians and all Americans.
9/11 bill may face scrutiny in Senate -- An anti-terrorism
measure that easily passed the House faces tougher scrutiny from
senators skeptical of its call for tougher screening for cargo aboard
ships, a new way to divide federal security aid among states and other
House passes anti-terror legislation -- Anti-terror legislation
sailed through the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures
designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.
Now thousands of birds fall from sky in Australia -- Wildlife
officers baffled, autopsies shed no light on mystery.
Reagan Lawyer Ready
To Return To White House -- President Bush has chosen Fred F.
Fielding as the new chief White House lawyer, adding to his team a
longtime Washington legal hand and veteran of the post.
White House officials said Mr. Bush would announce as early as Tuesday
that Mr. Fielding would return as White House counsel, succeeding
Harriet E. Miers, who announced her resignation last week.
New Oil Law Means Victory In Iraq For Bush -- The new bill will
"radically redraw the Iraqi oil industry and throw open the doors to the
third-largest oil reserves in the world," says the paper, whose
reporters have seen a draft of the new law. "It would allow the first
large-scale operation of foreign oil companies in the country since the
industry was nationalized in 1972." If the government's parliamentary
majority prevails, the law should take effect in March.
Jamestown Seeds Reflect Survival Efforts -- Seeds and plant
remains preserved in a well at America's first permanent English
settlement suggest the Jamestown colonists were not just gentlemen with
few wilderness survival skills, as they are often portrayed, but tried
to live off the land by gathering berries and nuts.
US N-submarine, Japanese tanker collide -- Commander Kevin
Aandahl of the US Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain confirmed that "an
incident took place between one of our subs and a Japanese merchant
ship", but added it would be a while before he could make other details
There were no injuries and no oil leaks, a spokesman for the Japanese
shipping firm said.
Dozens of dead birds shut down Austin, Texas -- Public health
officials were scratching their heads over what killed more than 60
grackles, pigeons and sparrows found dead along Congress Avenue near
Texas' Capitol on Monday morning, prompting a downtown lockdown that
scrambled traffic and kept thousands of employees home from work.
Russia cuts oil across Belarus -- Russia shut off crude-oil
supplies Monday that flow by pipeline across Belarus to Germany, Poland
and other parts of Eastern Europe, charging that the Minsk government
was illegally siphoning off oil meant for the other countries.
Airstrike Aims at Qaeda Cell in Somalia -- A United States Air
Force gunship carried out a strike Sunday night against suspected
operatives of Al Qaeda in southern Somalia, a senior Pentagon official
said Monday night.
Passports Found on Bodies of Al Qaeda Fighters in Somalia -- A
senior official in the Somali government's new Ministry of the Interior
told ABC News government forces had recovered "dozens of foreign
passports," including several American passports, on the bodies of al
Qaeda fighters killed in combat between forces affiliated with the Union
of Islamic Courts (UIC) and Ethiopian forces in Somalia.
Britain TV puts Blair on trial -- The British TV channel behind
"Death of a President" - a drama in which US President Bush was
assassinated - plans to broadcast a dramatization of Prime Minister Tony
Blair's retirement from office and the buildup to his trial on war
Associate Is Sentenced in Germany to 15 Years -- A German court
on Monday sentenced a friend of the Sept. 11 hijackers to 15 years in
prison for being an accessory in the murders of 246 people aboard the
commercial planes used in the terrorist attacks.
Blair refuses to match US troop 'surge' in Iraq -- Tony Blair
will make clear this week that Britain is not going to send more troops
to Iraq even if the US pushes ahead with a "surge" of 20,000 extra
Boost Your Health With Spices -- By replacing traditional
seasonings like sugar, salt and fat with herbs and spices, you can
improve your overall health -- along with the flavor of your food.
IVAW (Iraq veterans Against The War) bus is staged just outside of Ft.
Lewis gates in support for Lt. Watada -- IVAWdeployed members
Dennis Kyne, Ethan Crowell, Eric Salza, and Damon Murphy took it to the
curb here at Camp Resistance -- Camp Resistance HAS been established by
the IVAW Deployed Vets with the permission of a brave property owner,
RIGHT OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO FORT LEWIS! The actual court martial
begins on February 5, 2007.
Check out the
Blue/Orange Super Bowl Website -- "Is it truly possible that
with all of this Psychological Warfare colors of UN Blue & Orange could
mean that our soon to be New Future.....( North American Union ) North
Continental Official Flag will be of these colors?" Good question from a
Power Hour Team Member!
Mystery smell spooks New York -- They bombarded 911 with calls,
crowded the sidewalks in front of evacuated buildings and tuned to the
news for word of what was happening. The question on the minds of many
New Yorkers this morning was: “What’s that smell?” A natural gas-like
odour hung over much of Manhattan and parts of New Jersey, confounding
authorities. The smell seemed to be gone by early afternoon.
Canadian victim of CIA brainwashing seeks class-action against
government -- Janine Huard says she was a young mother of four
with mild post-partum depression when she checked herself in for
psychiatric treatment at a Montreal hospital more than five decades ago.
Huard says what happened after that still haunts her today and she will
be in a federal courtroom this week seeking to launch a class-action
lawsuit against the Canadian government for Cold War-era brainwashing
experiments carried out on her and hundreds of other patients. "I was a
guinea pig," Huard told The Canadian Press.
Leahy Introduces Bills To Combat War Profiteering, Public Corruption
-- Signaling a renewed emphasis on combating corruption at home and
abroad, incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.),
introduced a package of bills Thursday targeting corrupt officials and
private companies seeking to defraud American taxpayers and troops.
Teheran: Israel will regret any attack -- Iran came out strongly
in response to a report on Sunday that Israel planned to attack
Teheran's nuclear sites, declaring that any attack would be met with a
response and that "anyone who attacks will regret their actions very
Pope Urges Need for 'Renewed Humanism' -- Religious leaders of
all faiths must play a role in ensuring that the spiritual and cultural
aspects of life are not forgotten as mankind tackles the challenges of
globalization, Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday.
1,000 PEOPLE SPELL
OUT "IMPEACH!" IN PELOSI'S DISTRICT -- Over 1000 people gathered
in Nancy Pelosi's district, on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, to spell
out the message "IMPEACH!" Be sure to check out the photo that goes
along with this article.
With Each Fallen
Soldier, A Field Of Flags Grows -- The flags are cut from rolls
of yellow plastic tablecloth, then woven onto thin wire rods. Each is
about as long as a man’s size 7 shoe, as wide as an outstretched hand.
U.N. threatening to trump U.S. Constitution -- As the political
cauldron heats up for the coming 2008 presidential election, few
Americans seem to realize that their personal freedoms secured under the
Constitution are perilously close to being trumped by the United
Nations. Read More...
Outcry Over Pets in Pet Food -- The practice of boiling down
euthanized dogs and cats for industrial fat and protein causes an uproar
in St. Louis by Stephanie Simon.
Video: License Plate Recognition System -- Watch the video to
see how the system is geared to work.
How Monsanto Manipulates the System to Poison Your Health -- Sir
Richard Doll was a British cancer specialist who died last year. He was
noted for making the connection between smoking and lung cancer. But for
years,20 he was being paid as a consultant by Monsanto, a fact not
revealed in his reports. Be sure to check out the hyperlinks in this
article. Read More...
Saddam Is Dead - So Are 3,000 Americans (by Ron Paul) --
Obviously the turmoil in Iraq is worse than ever, and most Americans no
longer are willing to tolerate the costs, both human and economic,
associated with this war.
Democrats warn Bush not to boost US troop numbers in Iraq --
Members of the new Democratic majority in the U.S. Congress are calling
for American troop reductions in Iraq, amid reports that President Bush
is preparing to announce an overhaul of his Iraq policy that could
include a short-term surge of thousands of troops into the country.
Democrats are planning a series of hearings into the conduct of the war
in an effort to hold the administration accountable for a conflict that
is unpopular with the American people.
Female Soldiers, Sexual Assault Remains a Danger -- According to
the Pentagon, there were 2,374 reported cases of sexual assault against
women in uniform over the past year. But as the saga of military police
officer Suzanne Swift shows, numbers alone don't tell the whole story.
Army asks dead to sign up for another hitch - Army to Apologize for
Letters -- The Army said Friday it would apologize to the
families of about 275 officers killed or wounded in action who were
mistakenly sent letters urging them to return to active duty.
Watada's Pre-Trial Hearing Ignites Camp Resistance -- On January
4th, 2007 the pre-trial of LT Ehren Watada began, sparking a fire of
resistance that sustained IVAW members and activists as they gathered in
the cold rainy weather outside the gates of Fort Lewis. Protesters held
signs denouncing the war and supporting war resisters. It was in the
midst of this action, IVAW Deployed established Camp Resistance, a
semi-permanent encampment to support LT Watada.
Israeli Experts Say Middle East Was Safer With Saddam in Iraq --
Although few tears were shed in Israel over Saddam Hussein’s death last
week, a small but growing chorus — including government officials,
academics and Iraqi émigrés — is warning that Israel could find itself
in more danger with him gone, and that it might even regret having
welcomed his toppling.
Canada moves to RFID system for cattle -- As of Sept. 1, 2006,
all Canadian cattle leaving their farm of origin were tagged with a CCIA
approved RFID tag. Bar code ear tags will still be recognized until Dec.
Israel's Bad Influence -- "Sooner or later, Americans are going
to wake up to the fact that Israel's influence on the American
government is detrimental. If Israel wants a war with Iran, let the
Israelis fight it. Of course, seeing how poorly they did against
Hezbollah, I suspect that the Israelis, despite their public threats,
would not choose to fight the Iranians".
They have made a killing -- The US has spent a million dollars
for every dead Iraqi - is that what they mean by value for money?
Bush nominates Negroponte, McConnell -- President George W. Bush
on Friday nominated John Negroponte to be deputy secretary of state and
retired Navy Adm. John McConnell as director of national intelligence.
Guardsmen overrun at the Border -- A U.S. Border Patrol entry
Identification Team site was overrun Wednesday night along Arizona's
border with Mexico. According to the Border Patrol, an unknown number of
gunmen attacked the site in the state's West Desert Region around 11
p.m. The site is manned by National Guardsmen. Those guardsmen were
forced to retreat.
Governor to seek insurance for all children -- Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger will propose that all Californian children, including
those in the state illegally, be guaranteed medical insurance as part of
the health-care overhaul he intends to unveil next week, according to
officials familiar with the plan.
Louisville Enacts Major Changes to Animal Control Law -- The
provisions in the ordinance contain a pet limit, severe restrictions on
the keeping of intact animals, licensing of in-home kennels, extreme
differential licensing and vague definitions. Read More...
Nuclear weapons chief leaving under pressure -- Energy Secretary
Samuel Bodman on Thursday ousted the head of the National Nuclear
Security Administration, which maintains the nuclear weapons stockpile
and oversees the nation’s weapons research laboratories.
“I have decided it is time for new leadership at the NNSA,” Bodman said
in announcing that the agency’s chief, Linton Brooks, would resign
within the month.
22,000 Returning Vets Discharged With Personality Disorder --
Since 2001, the military has discharged more than 22,000 service members
from its ranks for "personality disorder," a classification once
referred to as a "Section 8," according to the Department of Defense.
Kathleen Gilberd, a counselor with the San Diego-based Military
Counseling Project, said many service members discharged because of
personality disorders, medical issues and other grounds are in fact
struggling with post-traumatic stress.
of Marine ignored? -- Friends of Walter Smith say he had
post-traumatic stress and that the VA repeatedly brushed off his cries
for help. Read More...
Bush puts finishing touches on Iraq plan -- President Bush is
putting the finishing touches on his new Iraq plan, reshuffling his
national security team and scheduling private briefings with lawmakers.
The president also planned to replace his two top generals in Iraq,
according media reports.
Bush shaking up his Iraq team -- President Bush is overhauling
his top diplomatic and military team in Iraq, as the White House
scrambles to complete its new war policy package in time for the
president to unveil it in a speech to the nation next week, officials
Bush says feds can open mail without warrants -- President Bush
has "quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without
a judge's warrant," the New York Daily News reported.
Britain News: Health warning over safety of bottled water --
Possible problems associated with shop-bought water include excess
sodium, the leaching of toxins and benzene contamination, according to a
report published yesterday by the sustainable food and farming group
Video: Explosion at WTC AFTER collapse! -- Firefighters shocked
by explosions on 911.
Useful Food Chart
-- Take a look and feel free to share.
SONG: "Not on the Test" performed by Tom Chapin -- For students
out there who may be stressed out, here is a lullaby for our times
called "Not on the Test". It was written by John Forster and Tom Chapin.
It is performed by Tom Chapin.
Helped Saddam Acquire Biological Weapons -- Congressional
Record: September 20, 2002 (Senate). A listing of materials for
which export licenses were approved between January 1, 1980 and December
31, 1984 are also listed in this report. A Must Read...
Study: Poultry Antibiotics a Money-Loser -- Antibiotics in
chicken feed have long been targeted by critics as a health issue, but a
new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers says they also are a
money-loser for poultry farmers.
Blair fails to condemn hanging as Bush ducks the question --
George Bush said he had not seen the illicit video of the hanging
because he was focused on the "way forward" in Iraq dodged questions
about the execution as the Americans sought to distance themselves from
the way it was handled.
Minnesota police give meds for nuke incident -- Residents and
workers near two Minnesota nuclear plants are being offered pills to
protect thyroid glands against radiation from a nuclear incident. The
Pioneer Press reports residents and businesses within 10 miles of the
Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear plants will receive vouchers for
potassium iodide doses as well as an emergency planning guide.
Official Held in recording Saddam Hanging Video -- The person
believed to have recorded Saddam Hussein's raucous execution on a cell
phone camera was arrested Wednesday, an adviser to Iraq's prime minister
said. Read More...
Pat Robertson predicts 'mass killing' -- In what has become an
annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster Pat
Robertson said Tuesday God has told him that a terrorist attack on the
United States would result in "mass killing" late in 2007.
France to publish UFO archive online -- The French space agency
said it will publish its archive of UFO sightings and other phenomena
online, but will keep the names of those who reported them off the site
to protect them from pestering by space fanatics.
A NATION HELD HOSTAGE - THE FINAL PHASE by Devvy Kidd -- Happy
new year!" 2007 is not going to be that, not by a long stretch. The old
Congress is back with a few new faces and Bush is still in the White
House. The Democrats are licking their chops, just waiting to be sworn
in so they can begin the further carnage of this nation with a very
dangerous female at the helm: Nancy Pelosi.
Military Officers Association says War on Terror NOT for survival of our
nation! -- Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
symposium panelists dismiss talk of resuming the draft, barring war for
national survival. But sparks fly over force size and the quality of new
Implications of the 'Smoky Bomb' Threat -- In an op-ed piece
that appeared in The New York Times on Dec. 19, Peter D. Zimmerman, a
nuclear physicist and a professor of science and security in the
Department of War Studies at King's College London, discussed the
terrorist threat posed by polonium and, more specifically, the way
polonium-210 (or other radioisotopes that emit alpha radiation) could be
used to make what he termed a "smoky bomb."
Rings Of War -- Think of a war as a violent center of a circle
with concentric rings of people surrounding it. At the center are the
soldiers who have to fight the war. In the next ring are the people
whose loved ones are doing the fighting. In the third ring, at a safe
distance, are the politicians who started the war.
MARGARINE -- Check it out.
Betrayal Of The Big Easy -- Hurricane Katrina Forced Out New
Orleans's Poor Residents, And Developers Don't Want Them Back.
Dear Dubya: Time For A Military Makeover! -- Hey there you old
cowpoke! Now you’ve "decided" what to do about Iraq. Abandoning "stay
the course" for "a new way forward," you have decided on a "surge" of
troops. During Viet Nam days we used to call this an "escalation." So…
what’s the difference? Read More...
Acrylamide Level in Food Largely Unknown -- Maureen Cohen read a
newspaper article about cancer-causing acrylamide in her kids' favorite
snacks and wanted to know more. "I just got curious," said Cohen, a
mother of three in Vienna, Va. "If it's known that it's a cancer-causing
substance, I sure would like somebody to look into it and find out."
Acrylamide turns up in all kinds of tasty foods, including french fries,
potato chips, breakfast cereals, cookies and crackers. But it's
difficult for consumers to figure out how much acrylamide is in a
particular meal or snack.
Superbug emerging across Canada -- A superbug that causes
infections from large, boil-like lesions to hemorrhagic pneumonia and,
in rare cases, ''flesh-eating'' disease is poised to ''emerge in force''
across Canada, a new report warns.
Guards taunted Saddam in final seconds -- Saddam Hussein went to
his death in a scornful exchange with the masked hangmen who taunted him
with sectarian jibes even as the noose was tightened around his neck.
VIDEO: Saddam Hussein Execution -- Video of Saddam Hussein being
Saddam Hussein Hanged for the Wrong Reason -- It was not the
Iraqi government but its American masters that chose to execute Saddam
Hussein in a great rush as soon as the first sentence was confirmed,
thus canceling all the other trials on far graver charges that awaited
him. The current Iraqi government had nothing to hide if those trials
went ahead; the United States government did.
Gates visited Baghdad to quell US soldiers mutiny in Anbar, US imminent
attack on Ramadi soon -- Iraqi military sources told the
newspaper that the reason that the American Secretary of Defense Robert
Gates visited Baghdad urgently after two days he received his new post
as a Defense Minister; is to extinguish a military mutiny carried out by
American VI Battalion based in Anbar, after refusing to obey orders and
prefer not to leave their base in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.
FEDERAL HATE BILL COULD BE INTRODUCED THIS WEEK By Rev. Ted Pike
-- With Congress back in session on January 3, the federal "hate crimes"
bill could be reintroduced any time. The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith introduced the same legislation last January 6, three days after
Detailed Breakdown Of US Deaths in Iraq - As Official Toll Hits 3000
-- The US military death toll in Iraq reached 3,000 on Sunday, with the
reported deaths of two more Americans. It came on the day after the
execution of Saddam Hussein.
Cows Engineered to Lack Mad Cow Disease -- Scientists have
genetically engineered a dozen cows to be free from the proteins that
cause mad cow disease, a breakthrough that may make the animals immune
to the brain-wasting disease.
The vaccine to prevent every strain of flu -- British scientists
are on the verge of producing a revolutionary flu vaccine that works
against all major types of the disease.
WILL IGNORING ILLEGALS INVASION FOSTER VIGILANTISM? by Devvy
Kidd-- As the carnage from drunk, unlicensed, illegal aliens continues
to mount, some wonder if the refusal by Congress and Bush to stop this
full blown invasion will lead to such frustration, Americans begin to
take action on their own?