Today in History July 31, 2009
1498 - Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western
Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad.
1790 - The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for his
process for making potash and pearl ashes. The substance was used in
1792 - The cornerstone of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA, was laid.
It was the first building to be used only as a U.S. government building.
1928 - MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM’s
first talking picture, "White Shadows on the South Seas."
1948 - U.S. President Truman helped dedicate New York International
Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.
1964 - The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the
1971 - Men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar
rover vehicle (LRV).
1991 - U.S. President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed
the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
1997 - In New York City, NY, police seized five bombs believed to be
bound for terrorist attacks on city subways.
1999 - The spacecraft Lunar Prospect crashed into the moon. It was a
mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface. The craft had been
launched on January 6, 1998.
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Mandatory Swine Flu Drill -- "How timely! I am a surgeon in the
Baltimore area. My main hospital decided to run a “Swine Flu Drill” for
the employees and doctors over the last 2 days. Apparently, the general
public was excluded because only hospital workers get swine flu. I am
sure that the ability to coerce employees had nothing to do with it."
List of blog posts by Meryl Nass, M.D. on Swine Flu vaccines:
Insane food bill HR 2740 passes House on second try -- HR 2749:
Totalitarian Control Of Our Food Supply
Children treated with Tamiflu suffer nightmares and nausea -- More
than half of children who take Tamiflu suffer side effects such as
nausea and nightmares. The drug being used to fight swine flu can also
produce stomach pain, diarrhea and sleeping problems.
Damaged cable causes Internet blackout in four West African countries
-- Five days ago, the Appfrica tech blog reported an Internet blackout
in Benin, a West African country roughly the size of Ohio. The outage,
which also affected neighboring Togo, Niger and Nigeria, was caused by
damage to the SAT-3 submarine communications cable, which links Portugal
and Spain to South Africa via the West African coastline.
plain english translation of what's really in Obama's health care
legislation -- This is a reprint of what was found in the health
care reform bill. As you read this, keep in mind that some of these
translations are a bit loose with the interpretations, but I've
personally spot-checked these points, and they are indeed all contained
in the bill in one form or another (shrouded in Doublespeak language, of
exposed disappears off net -- TheObamaFile.com, an extensive
information depot questioning Barack Obama's eligibility to hold the
office of president, has vanished off the Internet, and its publisher
believes the political end is also near for the commander in chief.
Obama forms shadow government for crisis -- The White House Military
Office will now lead the way in installing a “shadow government” should
officials have to leave the capital because of a terrorist strike or
some other catastrophe. The contingency plans include moving those
officials to Mount Weather, Va. and running backup computer systems.
US Supreme Court upsets speed camera industry -- Red light camera
makers fear high court Confrontation Clause ruling will create legal
Swine flu hits Air Force operations in N. FLA -- Swine flu has hit
the Air Force's special operations command in northwest Florida. As many
as 59 airmen at Hurlburt Field are suspected of having the virus, while
another four have tested positive.
Additive used in US meat production may be too dangerous even for Codex
-- The latest session of the U.N. Codex Alimentarius ended without final
adoption of a maximum residue level for ractopamine, a feed additive
widely used in pork and beef production.
GM sugar beets found in soil mix sold to gardeners -- In May,
genetically modified sugar beet plants were found in a soil mix sold to
gardeners at a landscape supply business in Corvallis, Oregon. The
contamination incident raises doubts about the ability of the sugar beet
seed industry to keep GM sugar beets from contaminating non-GMO sugar
beets and related plants.
Disease threatens Afghan wheat crop -- Agronomists and crop experts
fear that an aggressive disease that attacks wheat crops could soon
reach Afghanistan, potentially threatening food security and initiatives
to curb the cultivation of illicit crops.
"Clunkers" rebate program so popular that it's broke -- New-car
shoppers appear to have already snapped up all the $1 billion that
Congress appropriated for the “cash for clunkers” program, leading the
Transportation Department to tell auto dealers Thursday night to stop
offering the rebates.
Unique immunization method provides insights about protective
anti-malaria immune response -- "The scientists' experimental
approach involved exposing two groups of healthy human subjects to
mosquitoes once a month over a three-month period at the Radboud
University Nijmegen Medical Centre in The Netherlands. One group
(vaccine group) was exposed to mosquitoes infected with the malaria
parasite, P. falciparum, and the second group (control group) to
AG Eric Holder warns of radicalization of Americans -- U.S. Attorney
General Eric Holder warned on Wednesday of increased "radicalization" of
Americans in recent months, two days after seven people were arrested in
North Carolina for allegedly plotting attacks overseas.
YouTube: NRA: the untold story of gun confiscation after Katrina --
Thousands of firearms were confiscated from law-abiding gun owners. The
police gave no paperwork or receipts for those guns. They just stormed
in and seized them.
Downtown Ft. Myers condo has 32 floors and only 1 occupant -- Victor
Vangelakos lives in a luxury condominium tower on the Caloosahatchee
River. He never has to worry about the neighbors making too much noise.
There are no neighbors.
Swine flu shock-is it a biological weapon? -- As type A (H1N1) flu
continues its relentless toll in Thailand, seemingly largely defeating
preventative measures, there are disturbing reports that the flu is not
one type but, in fact, already a cocktail of human, avian and swine
viruses. Which means most antidotes will be ineffective, especially if
it turns out to be an ‘escaped biological weapon’; one of the latest
Will Krakatoa volcano rock the world again? -- Last time, it killed
thousands and changed the weather for five years, now it could be even
Is your cat left or right pawed? -- It may not be obvious from the
scratch marks cats dish out, but domestic felines favour one paw over
the other. More often than not, females tend to be righties, while toms
are lefties, say Deborah Wells and Sarah Millsopp, psychologists at
Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Let's break up the Fed-Wall St Journal -- The Federal Reserve has
done a terrible job at financial regulation. Why give it more power?
Today in History July 30, 2009
1502 - Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the
coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
1619 - The first representative assembly in America convened in
Jamestown, VA. (House of Burgesses)
1729 - The city of Baltimore was founded in Maryland.
1733 - The first Freemasons lodge opened in what would later become the
1889 - Vladimir Zworykin, called the "Father of Television" was born in
Russia. He invented the iconoscope.
1898 - "Scientific America" carried the first magazine automobile ad.
The ad was for the Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, OH.
1932 - Walt Disney's "Flowers and Trees" premiered. It was the first
Academy Award winning cartoon and first cartoon short to use
1937 - The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized as
a part of the American Federation of Labor.
1942 - The WAVES were created by legislation signed by U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The members of the Women's Accepted for Volunteer
Emergency Service were a part of the U.S. Navy.
1945 - The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The
ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to
the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out of 1,196 men aboard survived
1956 - The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national
1965 - U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act that
established Medicare and Medicaid. It went into effect the following
1974 - The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to
impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for
abuse of power.
1975 - Jimmy Hoffa, former Teamsters union president, disappeared in
Michigan. His remains were never found.
1990 - The first Saturn automobile rolled off the assembly line.
2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolled off an
national flag to go up in White House on Sept 20 -- The national
flag of the People's Republic of China (PRC) will be hoisted at the
South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 20, media
Volunteers swarm for shot at swine flu vaccine -- Response
overwhelms scientists leading safety trials for new H1N1 drug.
Who gets first swine flu shots? Panel advises -- The priority groups
include pregnant women; health care and emergency services personnel;
children, adolescents and young adults up to age 24; household and
caregiver contacts of children younger than six months; and healthy
adults with certain medical conditions. Related Article:
CDC Advisors Make Recommendations for Use of Vaccine Against Novel H1N1
Health Organization Secrecy Surrounding the Swine Flu Raises More Red
Flags -- The reported secrecy surrounding minutes of a key World
Health Organization (WHO) meeting of an advisory vaccine group that was
packed with executives from Baxter, Novartis and Sanofi recommending
compulsory vaccinations in the U.S., Europe and other countries raises a
multitude of red flags while offering more evidence that the lawsuit
filed against the WHO, other world organizations and governments and the
actions leading up to this 'Swine Flu pandemic' should be examined more
Alarming provisions in food safety bill HR 2749 -- A new food safety
bill is on the fast track in Congress-HR 2749, the Food Safety
Enhancement Act of 2009. The bill needs to be stopped. HR 2749 gives FDA
tremendous power while significantly diminishing existing judicial
restraints on actions taken by the agency. The bill would impose a
one-size- fits-all regulatory scheme on small farms and local artisanal
producers; and it would disproportionately impact their operations for
buys one way ticket for homeless to get them out of the city -- New
York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave
the city. It's part of a Bloomberg administration program to keep the
homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year
per family. More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it
takes is for a relative to agree to take them in.
War on terror reaches US citizens -- Washington has called on
Americans to aid in counterterrorism activities -- a move seen as a
stepping stone to encroach upon civil liberties. "You are the ones who
know if something is not right in your communities, such as a suspicious
package, or unusual activity," Obama's Secretary said.
Military to deploy on US soil to "assist" with outbreak -- (..if a
soldier comes to your door, what will YOU do?) When it comes to the U.S.
military, the word "assist," of course, could mean almost anything.
Typically, the U.S. military offers assistance at the end of a rifle.
This "assistance" could mean assisting with quarantines, assisting with
rounding up infected people or assisting with arresting and imprisoning
people who resist vaccine shots.
NY Times editorial-The military is not the police -- The Posse
Comitatus Act of 1878 generally prohibits the military from law
enforcement activities within the United States. If armed officers are
going to knock on Americans’ doors, or arrest them in the streets, they
should answer to civilian authorities.
Report: Gaps in pandemic planning & preparedness need to be addressed
-- Over the past 3 years, GAO conducted a body of work, consisting of 12
reports and 4 testimonies, to help the nation better prepare for a
Cambodian government accused of creating AIDS colony -- Aids
campaigners and human rights groups today accused the Cambodian
government of herding HIV-affected families into an "Aids colony"
outside the capital, Phnom Penh.
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investigates 11 letters with unknown powder -- Eleven letters
containing suspicious white powder have been sent to government and
private offices in North Jersey over the past 10 days, the FBI said
Russia warns that massive anthrax attack is underway in the United
States -- (it;s Sorcha Faal, but this paragraph makes one sit up &
take notice) The World Health Organization, being aware of the true
cause of this Swine Flu virus, is now being reported to have closed its
deliberations to the public and has begun refusing to release the
minutes of their meetings; and in the United States their government
officials have been ordered to their protective bunkers this weekend
under the guise of holding secret Cabinet meetings while at the same
time their Nation is holding the largest terror exercise in their
history, leading one to wonder when the other “shoe” is going to drop.)
helps remove mercury from the body -- While high levels of Mercury
are often found in large species of fish, a more important factor to
consider is the relative amount of Selenium the fish contains. Selenium,
also abundant in seafood, actually helps remove Mercury from the body.
Thus, consuming certain types of seafood (and other foods) that have a
high Selenium to Mercury ratio can purify the body of heavy metals even
when the fish contains those same elements. This article will explore
the benefits of Selenium, those foods with the highest Selenium content,
and the Mercury to Selenium ratio of several types of fish.
the healing properties og Helichrysum essential oil -- Helichrysum
is known to help all sorts of medical ailments from ridding the body of
scar tissue and stretch marks to relieving the pain of arthritis and
regulating blood pressure.
Unemployment map for June -- See the Worst Hit Cities.
Murders by people with mental health issues on rise -- The number of
people killed by individuals with mental health problems in England and
Wales has risen over the last ten years, according to new figures.
documents reveal military operative spied on Washington state peace
groups -- Newly declassified documents reveal that an active member
of Students for a Democratic Society and Port Militarization Resistance
in Washington state was actually an informant for the US military.
YouTube on Aspartame -- Check every drink that you buy!
We've only just begun...watch for begging in the streets -- Most of
the population is struggling. The “haves” and the “have nots” is
glaring. Sections of the United States will resemble third world
poverty. Public infrastructure will continue to crumble. Tent cities
continue to grow. Food pantry’s have empty shelves. FEMA camps are
billed as “homeless camps”.
America's expansive bioweapons industrial complex -- A giant loop
hole in the BWC allows for the production of "small quantities" of
pestilential agents "for medical and defensive purposes." Note however,
it is is not the production of said agents that are prohibited as such
but rather, their transformation into "weapons, equipment or means of
delivery ... for hostile purposes or in armed conflict." Read More...
Chinese workers say illness is real, not hysteria -- Public health
experts tell sick workers to ‘get a hold of their emotions’ - Over 1200
people were sickened by exposure to toxic chemicals that came from the
Jilin Connell Chemical Plant.
Mother nature's fireworks -- Lightning captured on camera by Storm
Chaser, Roger Hill.
agents make home raids into a fun time -- Reports surfacing about
the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency this past week seem more
like an episode of Law and Order than real-life events, but the
nightmarish stories of armed, warrantless raids of the homes of civil
immigrants are nonetheless true.
Suppressed report shows cancer link to GM potatoes -- Campaigners
against genetically modified crops in Britain are calling for trials of
GM potatoes this spring to be halted after releasing more evidence of
links with cancers in laboratory rats.
Today in History July 29, 2009
1773 - The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny
Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH.
1786 - "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the
Alleghenies to be published. The paper's name was later changed to "The
1914 - The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when
two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco,
1940 - John Sigmund of St. Louis, MO completed a 292-mile swim down the
Mississippi River. The swim from St. Louis to Caruthersville, MO took
him 89 hours and 48 minutes.
1957 - Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. The name of
the show was changed to "The Jack Paar Show". Paar was host for five
1957 - The International Atomic Energy Agency was established.
1958 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was
authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1967 - Fire swept the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin. 134 U.S.
servicemen were killed.
1975 - OAS (Organization of American States) members voted to lift
collective sanctions against Cuba. The U.S. government welcomed the
action and announced its intention to open serious discussions with Cuba
1985 - General Motors announced that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home
of the Saturn automobile assembly plant.
1997 - Minamata Bay in Japan was declared free of mercury 40 years after
contaminated food fish were blamed for deaths and birth defects.
1998 - The United Auto Workers union ended a 54-day strike against
General Motors. The strike caused $2.8 billion in lost revenues.
2005 - Astronomers announced that they had discovered a new planet
larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.
planning for possible H1N1 outbreak -- The U.S. military wants to
establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian
authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus
this fall, according to Defense Department officials. The proposal is
awaiting final approval from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Southern Poverty Law Center Calls for CNN’s Lou Dobbs to be taken off
the Air -- The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, J.
Richard Cohen wrote a letter to CNN president Jonathon Klein calling for
Lou Dobbs to be taken of the air for spreading racist conspiracy
theories about Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Cohen wrote,
“Respectable news organizations should not employ reporters willing to
peddle racist conspiracy theories and false propaganda.”
China police,30,000 workers clash -- About 30,000 Chinese steel
workers clashed with police over plans to merge their mill with another
company, and beat a manager to death, a Hong Kong-based human rights
group has said.
cameras in all subway cars in New York -- In a groundbreaking
security initiative, MTA will begin running one subway train with
security cameras in every one of its cars by the end of the year,
officials said yesterday. Every corner of every car will be in the
CDC panel to recommend who should get flu shot -- With the first
trials of a vaccine against the new H1N1 swine flu set to begin shortly,
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will convene a panel
of experts Wednesday to recommend a priority list of candidates for the
History Channel Documentary Validates Chemtrails and Weather Warfare
Airs July 25 4pm -- The name of the program is That's
Impossible-Weather Warfare and it airs on July 25th on the History
Channel at 4pm.
FDA says mercury dental filling not harmful -- The U.S. Food and
Drug Administration said on Tuesday silver-colored dental fillings that
contain mercury are safe for patients, reversing an earlier caution
against their use in certain patients, including pregnant women and
Real unemployment rate hits 68 year high -- Although you have to dig
into the statistics to know it, unemployment in the United States is now
worse than at any time since the end of the Great Depression.
Ebola in pigs new health threat -- A team of scientists in the
Philippines has warned that a member of the Ebola family of viruses has
been found in pigs, causing concern.
Elderly should be low priority for antivirals says scientist -- The
controversial view was published yesterday by an Italian scientist who
claimed that distributing drugs such as Tamiflu to those over 65 has
little effect on the spread of the infection or on mortality rates.
recommends mandatory injections in almost 200 countries --
Executives from Baxter, Novartis, Glaxo-Smith Kline, and Sanofi Pasteur
have seats at the advisory group that on July 13th recommended mandatory
H1N1 vaccination of everyone in all 194 countries that belong to the
World Health Organization (WHO), according to a report just issued by
journalist Jane Burgermeister.
Senate Pages May Have Contracted Swine Flu, Says Top Official -- The
pages have been quarantined, or as Gainer put it, "resting comfortably
apart from their peers" in Daniel Webster Page Residence, near the Hart
Senate Office Building. They will not be allowed to return to the Senate
until the physician's office clears them,
New criminal charges filed against Baxter in Austria -- This is a
translation into English of the first part of the new set of criminal
charges filed last week at the Vienna State Prosecutor’s Office
concerning the Baxter case.
of honor to be awarded: only the 6th since 9/11 -- Sgt. 1st Class
Jared Monti was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan. He is the second
service member to receive the military's highest honor for action in
Afghanistan. The award was given 246 times in Vietnam.
Data detailing New York Stock Exchange network exposed on unsecure
server -- Sensitive information about the technical infrastructure
of the New York Stock Exchange’s computer network was left unsecured on
a public server for possibly more than a year, Threat Level has learned.
CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity -- The last congressional
panel expected to produce its own recommendations for health care reform
-- listened to arguments earlier this year both for and against imposing
a three-cent tax on sodas as well as other sugary drinks, including
energy and sports drinks like Gatorade. The Congressional Budget Office
estimates that a three-cent tax would generate $24 billion over the next
four years, and proponents of the tax argued before the committee that
it would lower consumption of sugary drinks and improve Americans'
Study: Tanning beds as deadly as arsenic -- International cancer
experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet
radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as
arsenic and mustard gas. For years, scientists have described tanning
beds and ultraviolet radiation as "probable carcinogens."
Gardasil causes 400% more deaths than other common vaccine -- A
federal report has concluded that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
Gardasil has a 400 percent higher rate of adverse effects than another
comparable vaccine, the Menactra anti-meningitis shot. "It is unusual
for there to be such a big discrepancy between two vaccines used in
similar populations involving serious and relatively rare life
threatening adverse events and autoimmune disorders," the researchers
from the federal Vaccine Events Reporting System wrote.
The new retirement plan: just keep working -- With nest eggs
crushed, retirees rely on a paycheck — if they can find one.
Barcode replacement shown off -- A replacement for the black and
white stripes of the traditional barcode has been outlined by US
Citizens of the United States welcome to Animal Farm 2009 --
Remember the book Animal Farm by George Orwell?
The death of playground games -- 'Ultimately, we're seeing a gap
emerge in today's younger generation in the "fun" skills that we learn
through a wide variety of physical and mental activities. 'This in turn,
is not giving our kids the best opportunities for their future.
Today in History July 28, 2009
1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of
1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the
standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.
1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in
effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.
1896 - The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated.
1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on
1932 - Federal troops forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" of World
War I veterans who had gathered in Washington, DC. They were demanding
money they were not scheduled to receive until 1945.
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were approved by the U.S. House of
1942 - L.A. Thatcher received a patent for a coin-operated mailbox. The
device stamped envelopes when money was inserted.
1945 - A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's
Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.
1965 - U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of
American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
1976 - An earthquake northern China, killed at least 242,000 people.
1998 - Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the
second-largest phone company.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to
testify before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President
2006 - Researchers announced that two ancient reptiles had been found
off Australia. The Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes were the first of
their kind to be found in the period soon after the Jurassic era.
Hawaii again declares Obama birth certificate real -- State
officials in Hawaii on Monday said they have once again checked and
confirmed that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a
natural-born American citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional
requirement for being president.
Learn How Coconut Oil Can Benefit Insulin Resistance and Diabetes --
The healthy fat in coconut oil plays an essential role in regulating
blood sugar: it slows the digestive process to ensure a steady, even
stream of energy from your food by lowering the overall glycemic index
of your meal. When you include coconut oil in a meal with carbohydrates,
the carbs are broken down into glucose more slowly, so blood sugar
levels remain steady even after you eat.
Thought For The Day from our good friend Mike Tawse in the UK --
"The search for good health has so much more to offer than freedom from
illness. It is as much about new insight as new eyesight and as much
about new hope as new health." Be sure to check out his website
U.S. charges seven with plotting attacks overseas -- U.S.
authorities on Monday arrested seven people from North Carolina who have
been charged with plotting to carry out terrorist attacks overseas,
including in Kosovo, Jordan and the Gaza Strip.
Government swine flu advisor on vaccine maker payroll -- “Professor
Sir Roy Anderson sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies
(Sage), a 20-strong task force drawing up the action plan for the virus.
Yet he also holds a £116,000-a-year post on the board of
GlaxoSmithKline,” reports the Daily Mail.
Companies start shipping U.S. seasonal flu vaccine -- Both Sanofi
Pasteur, the vaccines unit of Sanofi Aventis, and CSL Biotherapies, a
unit of Australia's CSL Ltd, said they had begun shipping seasonal flu
vaccine to health providers in the United States.
US gears for huge swine flu vaccination push -- "This is the largest
vaccine effort the world has ever seen," agreed Robin Robinson, director
of the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (BARDA),
quoted in the Washington Post.
10 things you're not supposed to know about the swine flu vaccine --
there are a whole lot of things you'll never be told by health
authorities about the upcoming swine flu vaccine. Read More...
Nurses Association opposes mandatory flu shots for health workers --
Speaking at a meeting of the New York State Hospital Planning and Review
Council, the New York State Nurses Association strongly opposed a
regulation that would require every healthcare worker in the state to be
immunized for influenza.
FEMA toxic trailers expose larger RV industry problem -- A July 23
report from the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector
General officially blames FEMA for putting victims of hurricanes Katrina
and Rita at risk by mishandling formaldehyde problems in trailers.
12,000 children to be swine flu vaccine guinea pigs -- Around 12,000
U.S. children will be used as guinea pigs for an experimental swine flu
vaccine known to contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has
been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other
Evaluating the capability and cost of a mass influenza & pneumonococcal
vaccination clinic via computer simulation -- Objective. To
determine if a mass influenza/pneumococcal vaccination clinic could
vaccinate 15,000 clients in 17 h; optimize personnel configuration to
maximize number of clients vaccinated; and estimate costs (opportunity
and clinic) and revenue.
Health agency in Canada to test idea that vitamin D offers flu
protection -- By screening infected blood, researchers hoping to
find new ways to fight the virus.
Police in Texas can now use force to compel hurricane evacuation --
A new state law will allow police to arrest people who don’t leave town
under mandatory evacuation orders. The law, passed this year, takes
effect Sept. 1, in the heart of hurricane season in Texas. It also
applies to other disasters, such as fires or floods.
Radio talk show hosts fired for interviewing Joseph Farah about Obama
birth certificate issue -- A pair of Louisiana FM radio talkers say
they got canned following an interview with WND Editor and Chief
Executive Officer Joseph Farah on the subject of Barack Obama's
constitutional eligibility for office.
Almost 1/4 of Spanish women take anti-depressants --
Psychopharmaceutical use has risen over recent years. This is fact, but
what is not clear is the reason why. Researchers from four Madrid-based
health centres have shown that family conflict is not a significant
3,000 record low temperatures recorded in July -- Check out the
FEDERAL JUDGES ENGAGE IN CONSPIRACY TO COVER UP INCOME TAX FRAUD by
Devvy Kidd -- What can be more detrimental to the lives of the
American people than the enforcement of the federal income tax under a
law that doesn't exist? And corrupt judges on the bench running a
bankruptcy fraud scheme?
brief history of communications intelligence in the United States --
A BRIEF HISTORY OF COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE IN THE UNITED STATES by
LAURANCE F. SAFFORD - CAPTAIN, USN (RET.)
More Taser abuse by police in Idaho -- Boise police already had the
suspect handcuffed when they rammed a Taser gun into his anus and fired.
Then they placed the Taser gun against his genitals and threatened to do
ordered by judge to continue chemo treatments -- During court it was
decided the Hausers have been completely compliant with the court's
orders and that Daniel's treatment at Children's in Minneapolis is going
well. "Dan Zwakman says, "Their history has shown that the Hauser's are
going to cooperate here and they have been, there's been no objection as
to what they've been doing.
UK: Secret tax for having a patio or scenic view -- Shocking new
details of a stealth tax of up to £600 for householders with views of
any kind, patios, conservatories and even a nearby bus stop are revealed
for the first time today.
Phone gadget to diagnose disease -- Researchers have developed an
add-on to a mobile phone that can take detailed images and analyse them
to diagnose diseases such as tuberculosis.
Stupid news: California city spends thousands to defend red light camera
ticket -- Fullerton, California spends $14,000 to convince a judge
to overturn his own red light camera decision.
Verizon to cut 8,000 jobs by end of year -- The company will be
cutting more than 8,000 employee and contractor jobs before the end of
the year in the wireline business, speeding up its efforts to keep costs
in line, according to chief financial officer John Killian.
Today in History July 27, 2009
1663 - The British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which
required all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from
1694 - The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial
1775 - Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of
the Continental Army.
1784 - "Courier De L’Amerique" became the first French newspaper to be
published in the United States. It was printed in Philadelphia, PA.
1777 - The marquis of Lafayette arrived in New England to help the
rebellious American colonists fight the British.
1789 - The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the U.S.
Congress. The agency was later known as the Department of State.
1804 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With
the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a
Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
1866 - Cyrus Field successfully completed the Atlantic Cable. It was an
underwater telegraph from North America to Europe.
1909 - Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight. He
was testing the first Army airplane and kept it in the air for 1 hour 12
minutes and 40 seconds.
1918 - The Socony 200 was launched. It was the first concrete barge and
was used to carry oil.
1940 - Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated
cartoon "A Wild Hare."
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson sent an additional 5,000 advisers
to South Vietnam.
1965 - In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act
was signed into law. The law required health warnings on all cigarette
1974 - The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon.
1995 - The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC,
by U.S. President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.
1999 - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery completed a five-day mission
commanded by Air Force Col. Eileen Collins. It was the first shuttle
mission to be commanded by a woman.
2003 - It was reported by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) that
there was no monster in Loch Ness. The investigation used 600 separate
sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to trawl the loch.
Reports of sightings of the "Loch Ness Monster" began in the 6th
Sues Debt Collectors, Law Firms to Toss Default Judgments -- New
York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued 35 law firms and two debt
collection agencies to throw out about 100,000 default judgments he said
were improperly obtained in debt-related lawsuits.
Cuomo sues 35 law firms over debt collection mess
Gulf War Veteran Driving Tractor to DC -- A Missouri man driving his
John Deere tractor from his home in Willow Springs, Missouri to
Washington DC is making a stop in our region July 25th. The Gulf War
Veteran says he's at a breaking point because he claims he is disabled,
but not getting disability benefits from his country. Follow His Blog
US Navy warns of increased pirate activity -- With the monsoon
season ending in four to six weeks pirate activity is expected to
increase, the Navy said in a statement Monday.
"Influenza -The Doomsday Flu - 1918" -- The influenza pandemic of
1918 and the possibility of a future outbreak.
Biden's remarks baffle Russia -- Russian leadership is baffled by
the "harsh criticism" of the Kremlin by US Vice President Joe Biden at
the time when the two countries are trying hard to improve their ties.
About That New Jersey Organ Scandal -- Even by New Jersey standards,
Thursday’s roundup of three mayors, five rabbis and 36 others on charges
of money laundering and public corruption was big. But what put this FBI
dragnet head and shoulders above the rest are the charges of trafficking
in human body parts.
Bush Almost Sent the Military Into Buffalo -- The Bush
administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo,
N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have
been a nearly unprecedented use of military power, The New York Times
reported. Read More...
Immunization Survey -- The NIS is a list-assisted
random-digit-dialing telephone survey followed by a mailed survey to
children’s immunization providers that began data collection in April
1994 to monitor childhood immunization coverage.
DHS plans massive 5 day multi national terrorism prevention exercises
-- Beginning Monday, security officials at all levels in the United
States and four other countries will scramble into action in the wake of
a fictional terrorist attack somewhere outside the United States.
Gov't considers 7 states for mercury site discovering that no one really
wants it around -- The federal government is trying to find a
location to store the nation's excess mercury deposits, with seven
states being considered. But the government is quickly finding out that
very few people want the stuff. Sometimes called "quicksilver," mercury
is a dense, metallic element that occurs naturally in the environment
and has been used in gold mining, manufacturing chlorine and caustic
soda, batteries, thermometers and other uses. Its use has been in
decline in this country since it was linked to health issues, including
pulmonary and neural disorders.
A Vaccine Form You Can Give to Your Pediatrician (or even your general
practitioner) -- Print it up and see if your physician will sign
You Know Who You Are...But Does the IRS Know? -- Last March, the IRS
announced a "Voluntary Disclosure program" for people who haven't been
reporting or paying taxes on offshore income. The IRS warns that those
who don't confess by a Sept. 23 deadline will be hit with far bigger
5 freedoms you would lose under health care reform -- If you read
the fine print in the Congressional plans, you'll find that a lot of
cherished aspects of the current system would disappear.
Speed cameras to be used to track litter -- Speed camera vendor
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) next month will use its automated
ticketing expertise to run a litter camera program for Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. Under first-of-its-kind initiative, city workers will drive
around photographing neighborhoods with special cameras hooked into a
Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite tracking device. The workers
will be looking to capture homes that might have litter, weeds or trash
on their lawn so that a hefty fine can be imposed.
Vitamin C facts -- To foil the musings of mainstream medicine and
mainstream media who wrongfully attack the use of supplements,
especially vitamins C and E, here is a recent report on how these
vitamins reduce mortality. Read More...
Microwave weapon will rain pain from the sky -- THE Pentagon's
enthusiasm for non-lethal crowd-control weapons appears to have stepped
up a gear with its decision to develop a microwave pain-infliction
system that can be fired from an aircraft.
Hundreds volunteer for SLU swine flu study -- Saint Louis University
has received 500 calls from people interested in volunteering to try a
new swine flu vaccine.
Europe fast tracking swine flu vaccine -- In a drive to inoculate
people against swine flu before winter, many European governments say
they will fast-track the testing of a new flu vaccine, arousing concern
among some experts about safety issues and proper vaccine doses.
Flu pandemic: Mass graves & martial law -- According to an AFP news
item, governments are indeed planning for mass graves in response to a
Startling new evidence that the swine flu is man made -- Novartis
Patent Detailed And Mass Murder Charged.
Texas governor raises state's rights issues over Obama health care
-- Gov. Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama
administration, suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking
states’ rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the
president’s healthcare plan, which he said would be "disastrous" for
US on verge of closing anthrax probe after 8 years -- A year after
government scientist Bruce Ivins killed himself while under
investigation for the lethal anthrax letters of 2001, the Justice
Department is on the verge of closing the long, costly and vexing case.
Soldiers in Colorado slayings tell of Iraq horrors -- "The Army
pounds it into your head until it is instinct: Kill everybody, kill
everybody," he said. "And you do. Then they just think you can just come
home and turn it off."
Whistleblower tells of America's hidden nightmare for its sick poor
-- When an insurance firm boss saw a field hospital for the poor in
Virginia, he knew he had to speak out. Here, he tells Paul Harris of his
fears for Obama's bid to bring about radical change.
Uranium contamination haunts Navajo country -- It was one year ago
that the environmental scientist showed up at Fred Slowman’s door, deep
in the heart of Navajo country, and warned that it was unsafe for him to
stay there. The Slowman home, the same one-level cinderblock structure
his family had lived in for nearly a half-century, was contaminated with
potentially dangerous levels of uranium from the days of the cold war,
when hundreds of uranium mines dotted the vast tribal land known as the
Private prisons turn a handsome profit -- While the nation’s economy
flounders, business is booming for The GEO Group Inc., a private prison
firm that is paid millions by the U.S. government to detain undocumented
immigrants and other federal inmates. In the last year and a half, GEO
announced plans to add a total of at least 3,925 new beds to immigration
lockups in five locations.
Bush weighed using military in arrests -- Top Bush administration
officials in 2002 debated testing the Constitution by sending American
troops into the suburbs of Buffalo to arrest a group of men suspected of
plotting with Al Qaeda, according to former administration officials.
Monsanto GM corn a disaster in South Africa -- Farmers in South
Africa have reported an inexplicable failure to seed in three different
varieties of corn genetically modified (GM) by the Monsanto Corporation.
Quick, quiet genetic corn approval questioned -- The Canadian Food
Inspection Agency has quietly approved a new genetically engineered corn
with eight different insect- and weed -fighting traits, but farmer and
environmental groups in Canada say the approval was rushed and
environmental risks ignored.
NWO depopulation document -- This document was passed out at the ECO
meeting, and we eventually received a copy after almost two years had
transpired. We feel that the above document provides sufficient
information as to the design of the NWO relative to world population.
The telephone number was attempted and found to be associated with
Beyond Gates' arrest - a growth of police power -- Arrests of those
who challenge police authority are not uncommon, say civil libertarians.
Poisonous gas from African lake poses threat to millions -- Trapped
methane and carbon dioxide could be set loose by a quake or landslide,
The crisis of choosing between owning a dog & having homeowner's
insurance -- When you get home owner insurance quotes, it is best to
tell the agent or broker if you have a dog. Many insurance companies
have special policies concerning dog ownership. Having a dog can raise
your rates or make it impossible for you to get complete coverage on
your home. People sue for dog bite and attacks more often now and the
cost of covering that risk on home owner insurance is increasing.
Today in History July 24, 2009
In 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the
Great Salt Lake Valley in present-day Utah.
In 1858, Republican senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln formally
challenged Democrat Stephen A. Douglas to a series of political debates;
the result was seven face-to-face encounters.
In 1862, the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren,
died in Kinderhook, N.Y.
In 1866, Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union
after the Civil War.
In 1929, President Herbert Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact,
which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.
In 1937, the state of Alabama dropped charges against four of the nine
young black men accused of raping two white women in the "Scottsboro
In 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men
to set foot on the moon — splashed down safely in the Pacific.
In 1974, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard
Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the
Watergate special prosecutor.
In 1975, an Apollo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific, completing a
mission which included the first-ever docking with a Soyuz capsule from
the Soviet Union.
UK: Heinz recalls baby food after nine-month-old chokes on piece of
plastic 'bigger than a stamp' -- Just another reason to make your
own baby food and all other food! (Thanks Karen & Paul)
Immunization Survey -- They want to know where all the little kids
are and if they have been vaccinated.
Readying Americans for Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations -- At least
three US federal laws should concern all Americans and suggest what may
be coming - mandatory vaccinations for hyped, non-existant threats, like
H1N1 (Swine Flu). Vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu endanger human health
but are hugely profitable to drug company manufacturers. The Project
BioShield Act of 2004 (S. 15) became law on July 21, 2004 "to
provide protections and countermeasures against chemical, radiological,
or nuclear agents that may be used in a terrorist attack against the
United States by giving the National Institutes of Health contracting
flexibility, infrastructure improvements, and expediting the scientific
peer review process, and streamlining the Food and Drug Administration
approval process of countermeasures."
Swine flu website overwhelmed by demand as new cases double in a week
-- About 100,000 people caught swine flu in England last week, the chief
medical officer revealed today, as the government's online diagnosis
service crashed within minutes of launch when thousands of people tried
to log on at the same time. The rapid spread of the virus was confirmed
as the National Pandemic Flu Service – dispensing advice and anti-viral
prescriptions over the telephone and online – went live to relieve
pressure on GPs.
More Troops Relying on Food Stamps -- Military members and their
families are using more food stamps than in previous years – redeeming
them last year at nearly twice the civilian rate, according to Defense
Commissary Agency figures.
Obama to announce $4.35 billion in stimulus for schools -- President
Obama plans to announce the next phase of education funding Friday as
one round of stimulus money filters through state governments and into
school districts. The $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund is the largest
federal investment in school reform in the United States, according to
the Department of Education.
North Korea 'Tests Weapons on Children' -- When Im Chun-yong made
his daring escape from North Korea, with a handful of his special forces
men, there were many reasons why the North Korean government was intent
on stopping them. Among the accounts they carried with them is one of
the most shocking yet to emerge – namely the use of humans, specifically
mentally or physically handicapped children, to test North Korea's
biological and chemical weapons. Read More...
Jobless Checks Delayed as States Struggle -- In a program that
values timeliness above all else, decisions involving more than a
million applicants have been slowed, and hundreds of thousands of needy
people have waited months for checks.
Feds bust 44, including 3 mayors, 5 rabbis -- An investigation into
the sale of black-market kidneys and fake Gucci handbags evolved into a
sweeping probe of political corruption in New Jersey, ensnaring more
than 40 people Thursday, including three mayors, two state lawmakers and
Farmed Fish Could Give Humans Mad Cow Disease -- scientists are
calling for government regulators to ban feeding cow meat or bone meal
to fish until this common practice can be shown to be safe. "We have not
proven that it's possible for fish to transmit the disease to humans.
Still, we believe that out of reasonable caution for public health, the
practice of feeding rendered cows to fish should be prohibited. Fish do
very well in the seas without eating cows," Friedland said in an
interview with the Kentucky Post newspaper. (Thanks Mathilda)
U.S. Loses Moral High Ground With Torture -- Obama left unaddressed
the possibility of torture in secret foreign prisons under our control
as in Abu Ghraib in Iraq or Bagram in Afghanistan, not to mention the
"black sites" sponsored by our foreign clients in Pakistan, Saudi
Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Thailand and other countries."The United States
will not torture," Obama said in his directive. But he has been silent
on the question of whether the U.S. would help others do the torturing.
Thought For The Day -- A Truly Educated Person -- Sent by our friend
Mike Tawse in the UK. Be sure to read Mike's latest update to his
Iraq PM admits US troops may stay longer -- The Iraqi prime minister
has admitted US troops could stay in the country beyond 2011. Under the
US-Iraq Status of Forces agreement, which sets out a timetable for the
withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, American troops must exit the country
by December 31, 2011.
Obama remark on Gates’ arrest angers cops -- Obama's public
criticism that Cambridge officers "acted stupidly" when they arrested
black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. angered many police
officers across the country have a message for President Barack Obama:
Get all the facts before criticizing one of our own.
Texas cleaning up oil blobs on South Padre Island -- Gooey oil blobs
as big as basketballs have been washing up on the sandy beaches of South
Padre Island in Texas, officials said Thursday. The Texas General Land
Office said it doesn't know what is causing the tar-like blobs, but
authorities were working to clean up the popular tourist destination.
Beaches have not been closed.
Gov't considers 7 states for mercury site -- The federal government
is trying to find a location to store the nation's excess mercury
deposits, with seven states being considered. But the government is
quickly finding out that very few people want the stuff. Officials are
considering sites in seven states: Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado,
Texas, Missouri and South Carolina.
Today in History July 23, 2009
1775 - U.S. Postal System created
1829 - The first typewriter was patented -- by William Burt of Mt.
1865 - William Booth founds the Salvation Army.
1868 - The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African
1885 - Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer at the age of 63.
1894 - Japanese troops take over the Korean imperial palace.
1903 - The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile, the Model A.
1944 - Soviet troops take Lublin, Poland as the German army retreats.
1962 - The Geneva Conference on Laos forbids the United States to invade
1995 - Two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in
Arizona, almost simultaneously discover a comet.
Airman lost legs after gallbladder surgery -- An airman lost parts
of both legs and was in critical condition after routine gallbladder
surgery at Travis Air Force Base went terribly wrong, his family said.
Doc at center of VA cancer probe admits errors -- A doctor accused
of botching dozens of prostate cancer surgeries at a Veterans
Administration hospital admitted Monday that he sometimes missed his
target when implanting radioactive seeds, leaving patients with
Volunteers sought for testing swine flu shots -- The government
called Wednesday for several thousand volunteers to start rolling up
their sleeves for the first swine flu shots, in a race to test whether a
new vaccine really will protect against the virus before its expected
rebound in the fall.
Mass flu vaccination would be madness -- The current threat of swine
flu doesn’t justify a gamble on a vaccine that has not been fully
Think H1N1 is bad now? Wait till flu season -- Although the good
news is that most H1N1/09 illnesses have been extremely mild, the
rapidity of its spread — and the fact that young people seem to be
especially vulnerable — still worries global health officials. "We don't
know if it will actually ever completely go away," says David Butler
Jones, the public health chief of Canada, which has been unusually
hard-hit. "We're still seeing new cases, so nobody should let down their
guard." There is always a chance that the virus could become more
virulent when it returns in the fall — just as the deadly 1918 pandemic
UK: Pandemic flu service to go live -- The National Flu Service is
expected to go live later, giving thousands of swine flu sufferers
access to drugs without needing to consult a GP. The phone and website
service, which will only cover England, is the first of its kind in the
Wireless patient tracking to halt contagion including swine flu --
It is time for our government to enact legislation requiring mandatory
patient and caregiver tracking in hospitals and medical centers. We have
a right to know if we have come in contact with a person who is
contagious or if we have visited a location a contagious person recently
occupied. Not only does it protect the individual, but the greater
population. Read More...
Research In Motion Ltd. Warns Update Has Spyware -- Research In
Motion Ltd. warned BlackBerry users in the United Arab Emirates that a
software upgrade recommended by their wireless carrier was actually
surveillance software that could enable unauthorized access to the
popular smart phone. (Comment: At least someone is exposing this in the
UAE, unlike how things go in the States. - Thanks Jimm!)
EPA Wants Better Monitoring of Airborne Lead -- The agency said it
has no plans to change the lead air quality standard, which was
tightened last year. But EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said more
monitoring may be needed to make certain that the tougher requirements
are being followed. Exposure to even very low levels of lead in early
life has been linked to damage to a child's IQ, learning disabilities
and memory loss. (Comment: They're "concerned" about this, but don't
talk about chemtrails or fluoride in the water. Thanks Jimm)
Hot dogs should carry a warning label, lawsuit says -- "Just as
tobacco causes lung cancer, processed meats are linked to colon cancer,"
said Neal Barnard, president of the Cancer Project and an adjunct
professor at the George Washington University medical school in
Washington, D.C. "Companies that sell hot dogs are well aware of the
danger, and their customers deserve the same information."
Va. Tech shooter's mental health records surface -- The discovery of
missing mental health records of the Virginia Tech gunman has victims'
families and the governor questioning the thoroughness of the criminal
investigation into the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Mexico to Host the 5th North
American Leaders' Summit on August 9 and 10, 2009 -- Mexico will
host the North American Leaders’ Summit in Guadalajara on August 9 and
10, 2009. President Obama will join his counterparts—Mexican President
Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper—for this
fifth annual summit.
SOTOMAYOR'S CONFIRMATION VOTE RESCHEDULED - HERE'S WHY By: Devvy Kidd
-- "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Sotomayor has been a
willing participant in a judicially run and tolerated bankruptcy fraud
scheme. There is no hesitation on my part when I say that if given all
the evidence, a grand jury would indict not only Sotomayor, but several
other federal judges involved in this fraud."
Man bursts into flames after being hit by taser -- An Australian man
is in a critical condition in hospital after he became engulfed in
flames when he was shot by police with a Taser gun.
Bernanke fights audit threat to the fed -- Central bank chief argues
more review would compromise independence, seeking to deny legislative
victory for one of Fed's biggest opponents.
Top Pentagon contractors unnamed -- All of the work done by the
unnamed contractors was in either Iraq or Afghanistan, the analysis
shows. However, in previous years, classified contracts still identified
the contractors — the listing last year marked the first time the
Pentagon omitted the names in such a way. Further, the Defense
Department also omitted addresses and other contractor identifiers, and
even created false corporate identification numbers, known as “Dunn’s
numbers,” for the companies (Aerospace DAILY, May 22, June 24).
World's biggest tsunami
-- The largest recorded tsunami was a wave 1720 feet tall in Lituya Bay,
Alaska. On the night of July 9, 1958 an earthquake along the Fairweather
Fault in the Alaska Panhandle loosened about 40 million cubic yards
(30.6 million cubic meters) of rock high above the northeastern shore of
Hold the line! The cavalry is coming -- Army Corps construction in
Afghanistan - Some amazing things are being done under some unbelievably
Speed cameras tackle seatbelt & cell phone offenses in Kent UK --
Speed cameras across Kent, UK, are to be used to catch motorists using
their cell phones or not wearing seatbelts, following the completion of
a four-month trial in the Medway region between November 2008 and
Today in History July 22, 2009
1376 - The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town
is said to have occurred on this date.
1587 - A second English colony was established on Roanoke Island off
North Carolina. The colony vanished under mysterious circumstances.
1796 - Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.
1798 - The USS Constitution was underway and out to sea for the firs
time since being launched on October 21, 1797.
1933 - Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight. He had traveled
15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1937 - The U.S. Senate rejected President Roosevelt's proposal to add
more justices to the Supreme Court.
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were presented to the House Subcommittee
1975 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship
restored by the U.S. Congress.
1998 - Iran tested medium-range missile, capable of reaching Israel or
2000 - Astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had
found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.
2003 - In Paris, France, a fire broke out near the top of the Eiffel
Tower. About 4,000 visitors were evacuated and no injuries were
2004 - The September 11 commission's final report was released. The
575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional
failings within our government." The report was released to White House
officials the day before.
Swine flu rages on at US Coast Guard Academy -- Ten percent of the
freshman class at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has swine flu, and that
number could rise in the coming days as more test results come in.
Navy Ships Under Swine Flu Quarantine -- A group of Navy ships is
under quarantine after several dozen sailors and Marines on board tested
positive for swine flu. Health officials say at least 69 people had been
confirmed with the virus, and all of them have since recovered.
Asia watches long solar eclipse -- People in Asia have seen the
longest total solar eclipse this century, with large areas of India and
China plunged into darkness.
High fructose diets impair memory -- Adopting a diet rich in
fructose, a form of sugar commonly found in processed foods and
beverages, may result in impaired spatial memory.
Curcumin may prevent breast cancer in women who took hormones -- New
research concludes a natural therapy could help. University of Missouri
researchers have found that curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived
from the turmeric root, could reduce the risk of breast cancer risk in
women exposed to HRT.
This article will self-destruct: A tool to make online personal data
vanish -- College Facebook posts or pictures can resurface during a
job interview. A lost cell phone can expose personal photos or text
messages. A legal investigation can subpoena the entire contents of a
home or work computer, uncovering incriminating, inconvenient or just
embarrassing details from the past.
Housing complex owners vote to ban smoking in private homes --
Members of the Fairfax Parkside Homeowners Association on Wednesday
voted to outlaw smoking inside residences that are part of the 34-unit
development. The ban also prohibits smoking in shared spaces, such as
porches and garages, but does allow it in yards and on patios.
FTC goes after RiteAid stores in supplement crack down -- The
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged both the retailer Rite Aid
and its supplier for the deceptive marketing of dietary supplement
products, providing a clear indication that the watchdog is ready to
clamp down on all parties involved in false advertising.
Are we destroying our health with hi potency Synthetic vitamins --
What we haven't been told about vitamins is that in large dosages, as
commonly prescribed by physicians or recommended by vitamin
manufacturers, vitamins can become overwhelmingly toxic and the same
vitamin treatment that potentially benefit sick individuals may actually
devastate healthy individuals. To understand how vitamin poisoning
occurs, we need to examine the some issues...Read More....
Questions out there as world readies for swine flu vaccination -- A
flurry of innovative vaccine trials is in the offing as governments and
regulatory agencies prepare for the probable launch of mass swine flu
vaccination programs in the fall.
WHO moves forward in secrecy to accomplish forced vaccinations --
The WHO has refused to release the Minutes of a key meeting of an
advisory vaccine group – packed with executives from Baxter, Novartis
and Sanofi – that recommended compulsory vaccinations in the USA, Europe
and other countries against the artificial H1N1 “swine flu” virus this
A whole industry waits for a pandemic -- INTERVIEW WITH
EPIDEMIOLOGIST TOM JEFFERSON.
Doctors warn avoid GM food -- The American Academy of Environmental
Medicine states, "Genetically Modified foods have not been properly
tested and pose a serious health risk. There is more than a casual
association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is
Patriot Mark Yannone found dead in his Arizona home -- Mark was a
patriot and pursued news to uncover truth to inform everyone of
America's corrupt government. He was an Internet Tech (IT), and served
as a web expose activist. Dead at 53.
Economy forces more families to leave bodies unclaimed -- The Los
Angeles County morgue is handling more unclaimed bodies because the weak
economy means more people can't afford burials for their loved ones.
Obama administration takes aim at gun rights revolt -- The Obama
administration is raising the stakes in a fight over states' rights and
firearm ownership by arguing that new pro-gun laws in Montana and
Tennessee are invalid.
ATF to Montana: 'You will respect our authoritah!' -- Open letter to
all Montana Federal Firearms Licensees - The ATF has issued a letter in
which it disregards the 10th Amendment restrictions on federal power (as
seems to be the trend since the late 1930) and has notified Montana’s
federal firearms dealers that the Montana Firearms Freedom Act is
meaningless. Essentially, ATF is saying to the state of Montana that the
10th Amendment no longer exists.
Big brother Amazon deletes books from your Kindle device --
Amazon.com also has a lot of power over consumers, and last week that
translated into a truly Orweillian stunt by Amazon that deleted copies
of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices everywhere.
Judge restores Dan Rather's fraud claim against CBS -- A New York
City judge has restored a fraud claim he previously dismissed from Dan
Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp. over a story about former President
George W. Bush.
Today in History July 21, 2009
1733 - John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree
given by Harvard College in Cambridge, MA.
1861 - The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the
Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the
1873 - Jesse James and his gang pulled off the first train robbery in
the U.S. They took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express at Adair, IA.
1925 - The "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes was
convicted of violating the state law for teaching Darwin's theory of
evolution. The conviction was later overturned.
1930 - The Veterans’ Administration of the United States was
1931 - CBS aired the first regularly scheduled program to be simulcast
on radio and television. The show featured singer Kate Smith, composer
George Gershwin and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker.
1949 - The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1961 - Capt. Virgil "Gus" Grissom became the second American to rocket
into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth. He was flying on the
Liberty Bell 7.
1969 - Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to
walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission.
1980 - Draft registration began in the United States for 19 and
1997 - The U.S.S. Constitution, which defended the United States during
the War of 1812, set sail under its own power for the first time in 116
1999 - The missing plane of John F. Kennedy Jr. was found off of the
coast of Martha's Vineyard, MA. The bodies of Kennedy, his wife Carolyn
Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette were found on board. The plane
had crashed on July 16, 1999.
2002 - WorldCom Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At the
time it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
2004 - White House officials were briefed on the September 11
commission's final report. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers
exploited "deep institutional failings within our government." The
report was released to the public the next day.
radio host Alan Stang passes away at 77 -- Author and radio host
Alan Stang, a longstanding champion for conservativism and outspoken
opponent of communism in the U.S., died yesterday. He was 77 years old.
defense stockpile & US666 defense stockpile -- datasheet on vaccine
Swine Flu Conference -- Top leaders and key decision-makers of major
companies representing a broad range of industries will meet with
distinguished scientists, public health officials, law enforcers, first
responders, and other experts to discuss pandemic prevention,
preparedness, response and recovery at the 1st International Swine Flu
Conference. Note the Cost:
Rep. Mike Castle Fends Off the Birthers -- Here’s Rep. Mike Castle
(R-Del.), a moderate Republican who hasn’t announced whether he’s
running for re-election or for the U.S. Senate next year, at a town hall
meeting earlier this month. A woman gets up, holding a baggie containing
her birth certificate, and unleashes a rambling, minute-long tirade
tirade about how the president is a “citizen of Kenya.” The crowd hoots
and cheers when she’s done.
Goldman Sachs: A Vampire On The Jugular of America -- In this
process, voters are temporarily satisfied when “their” candidate wins.
In truth, “their” candidate was never theirs in the first place, already
having been brokered and bought by powerful interest groups who have
much to gain by their candidate’s ability to get elected.
Baldwin on the Billings murders in Pensacola -- By now, most
Americans are familiar with the horrific murder of a Pensacola, Florida,
couple by the name of Byrd and Melanie Billings. They were the parents
of 17 children, 13 of whom were adopted--most of whom had disabilities.
This case hits home with me, because they lived in my hometown of
Pensacola. I did not know them personally, but they were fairly well
known around town. Byrd was a well-to-do businessman who owned a used
car business and financial loan service.
worried about health care bill costs -- The nation’s governors,
Democrats as well as Republicans, voiced deep concern yesterday about
the shape of the healthcare bill emerging from Congress, fearing that
the federal government is about to hand them expensive new Medicaid
obligations without providing the money to pay for them.
Will coming winter bring more snow due to cool summer? -- According
to AccuWeather.com's Chief Meteorologist and Expert Long Range
Forecaster Joe Bastardi, cooler-than-normal weather this summer in the
Northeast could point to a cold, snowy winter for the Northeast and
mid-Atlantic states. He says the heart of winter will be centered over
the area from Boston to Washington, D.C.
Longest Solar Eclipse of the 21st Century -- The event begins at the
crack of dawn on Wednesday, July 22nd, in the Gulf of Khambhat just east
of India. Morning fishermen will experience a sunrise like nothing
they've ever seen before. Rising out of the waves in place of the usual
sun will be an inky-black hole surrounded by pale streamers splayed
across the sky. Read More...
of Missouri receives $250,000 USDA grant to investigate growing biofuel
crops while supporting wildlife -- University of Missouri
researchers have received a $250,000 federal grant to demonstrate
techniques for growing biofuel crops while supporting wildlife,
protecting soil and water, and bolstering the farmer’s profits. “MU is
the model for demonstrating how conservation, wildlife and modern
agriculture can work together,” said Tim Reinbott, director of the new
project and superintendent of MU’s Bradford Research and Extension
Center in Columbia.
Warning: Imaging tests can damage kidney, increase heart attack & strike
risk -- No matter what your health complaint is, if you go see your
doctor you might end up undergoing some kind of high tech imaging
procedure such as cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI
(magnetic resonance imaging). According to a study published last fall
in the journal Health Affairs, medical imaging has soared over the last
few years across all types of these tests, doubling the annual medical
cost per patient. In fact, the study confirmed previous reports that
patients are far-too-often being subjected to unnecessary imaging.
Fetuses found to have memories -- The unborn have memories,
according to medical researchers who used sound and vibration
stimulation, combined with sonography, to reveal that the human fetus
displays short-term memory from at least 30 weeks gestation - or about
two months before they are born.
Interior to halt uranium mining at Grand Canyon -- Interior
Secretary Ken Salazar will announce that his department is temporarily
barring the filing of new uranium mining claims on about 1 million acres
near the Grand Canyon, an Obama administration official said.
flu threat bigger than terrorism -- Swine flu is a greater threat to
Britain than terrorism, said Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, as
pregnant women were advised to avoid unnecessary travel.
India's "hottest" new weapons powered by chili -- The Indian Defense
Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is harnessing the super-hot
bhut jolokia chilli pepper as an alternative to tear gas as a filling
for grenades, Asia Times notes.
Crisis spurs people to work for free -- With U.S. unemployment at a
20-year high, some Americans are working for free while looking for a
job, but experts are split over whether it is a sign of dedication or
Space surveillance system -- Space surveillance is a critical part
of USSPACECOM's mission and involves detecting, tracking, cataloging and
identifying man-made objects orbiting Earth, i.e. active/inactive
satellites, spent rocket bodies, or fragmentation debris. See what Space
Carcinogenics & other toxic products in cosmetics -- Carcinogenic
and Other Toxic Ingredients in the Majority of Cosmetics & Personal Care
Personal Pandemic Preparedness resource list -- Get & Stay
New Zealand to prepare for earthquake emergency -- Residents in New
Zealand were warned Friday to be prepared for a civil emergency as
strong aftershocks continued to rock the region two days after a
powerful 7.8 earthquake.
With a gust of wind an Iowa crop duster can squash an organic farm
-- The clever folks at Monsanto hire the crop dusters as contractors,
and they in turn use a corporate shell with no assets, so when something
like this happens and a victim sues, they simply file bankruptcy and
then form a new corporation.
Understanding the use of Thermite on 9-11 -- When one understands
how Thermite and Thermate work, and that these violent reactions produce
intense heat, white smoke, and molten iron, the visible evidence of
thermitic reactions in the photographs and videos of 9-11 becomes quite
Photos of Morgellon's fibers -- See many pictures of of Morgellon's
VIDEO: Town hall confronts congressman over Obama birth
NOAA bans krill harvesting in Pacific ocean to save food for whales
-- In order to help protect the food supply of whales, the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a ban
on krill harvesting in a wide section of the Pacific Ocean off the
coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. The effort is part of
NOAA's longstanding attempts to protect the delicate food supply of
Globalist think tank trots out Iran attack scenario -- In a
hare-brained nightmare scenario dreamed up by the Center for Strategic
and International Studies — home-base for neocon crackpots such as
Michael Ledeen and war criminals of Madeleine Albright’s caliber — Iran
manages to produce a nuclear weapon and drops it on Israel, ultimately
killing 800,000 people.
Today in History July 20, 2009 - Take note of the first
item under the history
1801 - A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha
Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon
and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.
1861 - The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in
1868 - Legislation that ordered U.S. tax stamps to be placed on all
cigarette packs was passed.
1881 - Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of
the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops.
1917 - The draft lottery in World War I went into operation.
1942 - The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, (WACS)
began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
1944 - U.S. President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented
fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
became the first men to walk on the moon.
1976 - America's Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on
1993 - White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster Jr. was found shot to
death, a suicide, in a park near Washington, DC.
1997 - Seven people were arrested after New York City police found
scores of deaf Mexicans kept in slave-like conditions and forced to
peddle trinkets for the smugglers who had brought them to the U.S.
1998 - Russia won a $11.2 billion loan from the International Monetary
Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency.
2003 - In India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing
reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work.
Town Prays for Return of Captured GI -- Friends and family of an
Idaho soldier who was captured in Afghanistan prayed for his safe return
Sunday, shaken by the image of the frightened young private in a Taliban
video posted online.
'No-Sneeze' List: 'Fit-to-Fly' certificate required by airlines over
swine flu -- --Airlines offer guidance to check-in staff to help
them prevent customers boarding flights if they appear to have the
virus. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic said they had provided
check-in staff and cabin crew with guidance on how to act if they
believe a passenger is unwell.
Clinton says that government directed by Council on Foreign Relations
-- "... it's good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the
street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the
Council, so this will mean I won't have as far to go to be told what we
should be doing and how we should think about the future. -Hillary
Clinton. Read More....
Banks Closed: Regulators shut banks in Calif., GA. and SD --
Regulators on Friday shut two banks in California and two smaller banks
in Georgia and South Dakota, boosting to 57 the number of federally
insured banks to fail this year.
Retired general, lieutenant colonel join reservist’s lawsuit over
Obama's birth status -- A controversial suit brought by a U.S. Army
reservist has been joined by a retired Army two-star general and an
active reserve Air Force lieutenant colonel.
Pro-terror group holds conference in Chicago suburbs -- Protesters
gathered outside a Chicago-area hotel Sunday as an Islamic extremist
group reportedly linked to Al Qaeda held a conference in an attempt to
step up Western recruitment efforts.
New drug shields against radiation -- A MEDICATION that can protect
people exposed to normally lethal doses of radiation from a nuclear or a
"dirty" bomb has been developed, reports say.
Bill Passed (63-28) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy’s hate crimes bill, amending the
National Defense Authorization Act, effectively passed the Senate last
night at about eleven o’clock p.m. EDT. A call for cloture, or
termination of debate after thirty hours, was passed 63 to 28. Clearly,
the Senate majority had spoken. Once cloture is invoked there is usually
little more that can be done to resist. (Brought forward in case some
missed it Friday)
Obama Health Plan to Cover 12 Million Illegals -- On Friday,
Democrats moved one step closer to giving free health insurance to the
nation’s estimated 12 million illegal aliens when they successfully
defeated a Republican-backed amendment, offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev.,
that would have prevented illegal aliens from receiving
government-subsidized health care under the proposed plan backed by
House Democrats and President Barack Obama.
Almost Half of U.S. Companies Say Sales Bottomed, Survey Shows --
Almost half of U.S. companies surveyed by the National Association for
Business Economics projected sales have already bottomed and their
outlook on hiring is starting to improve.
Billboards tell America to cheer up -- RHODE ISLAND: Some Americans
put out of work by the latest recession are driving past billboards with
messages like: "Interesting fact about recessions ... they end."
Signs Executive Order Barring Release Of His Birth Certificate -- On
January 21st, 2009, his very first day in office, Barack Obama
implemented and signed into law Executive Order 13489. “Sec.2. Notice Of
Intent To Disclose Presidential Records - When the Archivist provides
notice to the incumbent and former Presidents of his intent to disclose
Presidential records pursuant to section 1270.46 of the NARA
regulations, the Archivist, using any guidelines provided by the
incumbent and former Presidents, shall identify any specific materials,
the disclosure of which he believes may raise a substantial question of
Food-Safety Bill Spurs Backlash -- The legislation, approved by the
House Energy and Commerce Committee last month, aims to give the FDA
more money and authority to police food safety, and technically doesn't
apply to foods the agency doesn't regulate: meat, poultry and some egg
products, which are regulated by the Department of Agriculture.
Robots Could Replace Teachers -- In the future, more and more of us
will learn from social robots, especially kids learning pre-school
skills and students of all ages studying a new language.
Sen Gregg: "force the poor to buy health insurance" -- New Hampshire
Republican Senator Judd Gregg, who was almost President Obama's commerce
secretary, thinks he has a solution to America's healthcare crisis.
Watch the video of him explaining the plan.
D.C. Area Officers Subject of FBI Probe -- Federal authorities are
investigating whether a group of Washington area police officers took
money to protect a high-stakes gambling ring frequented by some of the
region's most powerful drug dealers over the past two years, according
to internal police documents and law enforcement sources.
How Big Corporations Are Screwing Americans Over -- Stagnant wages,
sexual harassment, worsening benefits, horrible treatment: just a few of
the problems faced by American workers in all industries.
ACT of 1902... CAN'T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) - Protection
Against Tyrannical Government -- The Dick Act of 1902 also known as
the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates
all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three
distinct and separate entities.
Neurotoxin Could Be in Our Food -- Long after a potentially
neurotoxic flame retardant is off the market, it could linger in our
World Health Organization Recommends Sunshine to Prevent TB -- The
World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended two simple measures to
reduce the spread of tuberculosis (TB), which kills nearly 2 million
people per year: sunshine and air.
Files Swine Flu Vaccine Patent a Year Ahead of Outbreak --
US20090060950A1 to Baxter International filed 28th August 2008. Read
VIDEO: Swine Flu 1976 & Propaganda -- QUOTE: "CBS " 60 MINUTES"
documentary on the swine flu epidemics of 1976 in the U.S. It went on
air only once and was never shown again. Please look at this, it talks
immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers -- Vaccine makers and
federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new
swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and
Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said
Free flu vaccine for Aborigines, pregnant -- ABORIGINES and pregnant
women will receive free access to the flu vaccine, federal Health
Minister Nicola Roxon said today.
Swine flu cure used during 1918 pandemic -- This article has a few
Homeopathic remedies that have been very effective during all the major
prepares for 65,000 deaths from swine flu -- The NHS has been told
to plan for a worst-case scenario of 65,000 swine flu deaths this year.
The news came as the number of people to die after contracting the virus
Swine flu will be biggest pandemic ever, warns world health chief --
As swine flu sweeps the planet, Margaret Chan, head of the World Health
Organisation, tells how she is leading the battle against it – and the
personal price she is paying.
Will feds use new power to dictate what you drive? -- Now that the
federal government has gained control over the nation's auto industry,
one U.S. senator contends, it's time to make some changes in the kinds
of cars Americans drive and the kinds of fuel they use.
Your Brain Will Eventually Be Used Against You -- Although every lie
detector ever built has proved unreliable, scientists continue to search
for that magic machine that will reveal dishonesty. Now two Harvard
neuroscientists have hit on a "pre-crime" technique that reveals intent
to lie before it happens.
DHS chief accused of using no fly list for political payback --
State Treasurer Dean Martin told Arizona CBS affiliate KPHO that his
name suddenly appeared on the government's list of those banned from US
commercial flights after former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano became
head of the DHS. Martin claims the airline blacklisting may be related
to his past political rivalry with Napolitano.
BrassCheckTV: Army Tested Biological Weapons on U.S. Citizens -- I
know many of you have seen these clips, but worth a repeat!
Minneapolis Struggles With Rise of Somali Gangs -- Ahmednur Ali's
family fled the chaos and violence of their West African homeland
Somalia in the 1990s, eventually making their way to Minnesota like
thousands of their compatriots. Gangs like the Somali Hot Boyz, the
Somali Mafia and Madhibaan with Attitude have grown more active in
recent years, said Jeanine Brudenell, the Minneapolis Police
Department's Somali liaison officer.
Today in History July 17, 2009
1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.
1862 - National cemeteries were authorized by the U.S. government.
1866 - Authorization was given to build a tunnel beneath the Chicago
River. The three-year project cost $512,709.
1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, MA.
It was the first dental school in the U.S.
1898 - U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter took Santiago de
Cuba during the Spanish-American War. .
1941 - Brigadier General Soervell directed Architect G. Edwin Bergstrom
to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an office
building that could house 40,000 War
Department employees on his desk by the following Monday morning. The
building became known as the Pentagon.
1944 - 232 people were killed when 2 ammunition ships exploded in Port
1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.
1975 - An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. It
was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
1986 - The largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history took place when LTV
Corporation asked for court protection from more than 20,000 creditors.
LTV Corp. had debts in excess of $4 billion.
1987 - Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and rear Admiral John Poindexter
begin testifying to Congress at the "Iran-Contra" hearings.
1995 - The Nasdaq composite stock index rose above 1,000 for the first
1996 - 230 people were killed when TWA Flight 800 exploded and crashed
off Long Island, NY.
1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores.
1998 - An entire village was swept away in Papua New Guinea by a 23-foot
wave that was triggered by an undersea earthquake. Eight days later the
government reported that 1,500 people were dead, 2,000 were missing and
thousands were homeless.
Max Motors giving away a
AK-47 With Every Truck Deal -- Check out the website...!
Bill Passed -- Sen. Patrick Leahy’s hate crimes bill, amending the
National Defense Authorization Act, effectively passed the Senate last
night at about eleven o’clock p.m. EDT. A call for cloture, or
termination of debate after thirty hours, was passed 63 to 28. Clearly,
the Senate majority had spoken. Once cloture is invoked there is usually
little more that can be done to resist.
Thousands of Homeless have vanished around America -- It's true that
about 700 homeless people have been given housing through Care Not Cash,
which is unquestionably a good thing. But since it began, more than
1,000 others have disappeared from its welfare rolls – and the
Department of Human Services, which administers the program, has no idea
where they've gone. ***
Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies -- A Maryland
company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered
robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it
can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.
Instability - Incredible
storm photo site -- Amazing photos from a storm chaser.
After 5 year absence, Monsanto is back in wheat and you can bet it will
be GMO -- Five years after shelving plans for biotech wheat,
Monsanto is re-entering the wheat business with the purchase of a
Montana seed company.
Drug makers score early win as plan takes shape -- The
pharmaceuticals industry, which President Barack Obama promised to "take
on" during his campaign, is winning most of what it wants in the
Article on gold versus the fractional reserve -- [This article
originally appeared in The Freeman, May 1979.] The present worldwide
inflation has done, and will continue to do, immense harm. But it may
eventually lead to one great achievement. It may make it possible to
restore (or perhaps it would be more accurate to say to create) a full
100 percent gold standard.
Ron Paul audio interview with the Economist.com
YouTube: Max Keiser takes offense to Goldman Sachs story --
Interview date: July 16, 2009
Can and Should Bill Gates Control Hurricanes? -- "This article has
the best illustration that I've seen yet, of what this device would look
like. Although it says they could be "dropped from planes" I would think
that the trickiest thing would be to get them in the path of a hurricane
accurately and quickly enough."
Mysterious glowing clouds appear across America's night skies --
Mysterious, glowing clouds previously seen almost exclusively in Earth’s
polar regions have appeared in the skies over the United States and
Europe over the past several days.
Health bill would force vaccinations in private homes -- The
healthcare reform bill approved this week by a Senate committee contains
language that allows state authorities to intervene in a citizen’s home
to ensure that both adult and children family members are properly
immunized, according to a report by CNSNews. Related Article:
Health care bill would fund state vaccine teams to conduct interventions
in private homes -- The committee’s official summary of the bill
says: “Authorizes a demonstration program to improve immunization
coverage. Under this program, CDC will provide grants to states to
improve immunization coverage of children, adolescents, and adults
through the use of evidence-based interventions.
WHO says swine flu spreading too fast to count -- The World Health
Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that the H1N1 flu pandemic was the
fastest-moving pandemic ever and that it was now pointless to count
Fight for swine flu vaccine could get ugly -- An ugly scramble is
brewing over the swine flu vaccine — and when it becomes available,
Britain, the United States and other nations could find that the
contracts they signed with pharmaceutical companies are easily broken.
WHO chief doubts speedy swine flu vaccinations -- The world's top
health official said Wednesday a vaccine to combat the surging swine flu
pandemic would not be readily available for months as the number of
deaths from the virus spiralled.
Broad unemployment across the US (map) -- Under a broader definition
of joblessness, some states have rates higher than 20 percent. This rate
includes part-time workers who want to work full time, as well some
people who want to work but have not looked for a job in the last four
House health care bill would outlaw private insurance -- The current
House health care bill would make individual private medical insurance
illegal and obliterate the market for individual coverage, opponents
warn. (if they outlaw private insurance, what happens to all the people
who work for private insurance companies? More unemployment)
GI special 7G111 "they forget about you" -- “Once You’re Wounded,
They Basically Forget About You”...Read More
ARKNAV announces R-35 GPS tracker for the elderly -- Lightweight and
compact so that it can even be used as a stop-motion detection device
for the elderly - with alerts when subjects are not moving.
National Biodefense Sceince Board to hold teleconference on swine flu
today...public input invited -- The National Biodefense Science Board
(NBSB) will hold a public teleconference on July 17, 2009 from 12 p.m.
to 2 p.m. EDT. The purpose of this teleconference is for the Board to
learn about and comment on the findings from the June 18-19, 2009 H1N1
Countermeasures Strategy and Decision Making Forum hosted by the
Pandemic Influenza Working Group of the National Biodefense Science
Mosquito borne dengue fever threat spreading across America -- A new
National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report released today has
found that outbreaks of dengue fever may now be possible in 28 U.S.
states, with the potential to affect up to 173.5 million Americans.
The myth of the chemical cure-antidepressants put people in drug induced
states -- Taking a pill to treat depression is widely believed to
work by reversing a chemical imbalance. But in this week's Scrubbing Up
health column, Dr Joanna Moncrieff, of the department of mental health
sciences at University College London, says they actually put people
into "drug-induced states".
Pentagon to Ditch Two-War Strategy -- The Pentagon's major four-year
strategic overhaul due to be finalized late this year will result in
deep-sixing the two major theater war strategy, according to Marine Gen.
James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. Cartwright
is helping manage the strategic analysis, dubbed the Quadrennial Defense
Review, which takes a sweeping look at the services' organization,
equipment, strategy and tactics.
highly toxic pesticide sulfuryl fluoride is greenhouse gas 4,780 times
more potent than CO2 -- Public health and environmental advocates
Friday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deny a request
from Dow AgroSciences for a permit allowing it to release large amounts
of sulfuryl fluoride onto farm fields in four states.
National survey finds 6 in 10 Americans believe swine flu outbreak in
fall -- Approximately six in ten Americans (59%) believe it is very
or somewhat likely that there will be widespread cases of Influenza A
(H1N1) with people getting very sick this coming fall or winter. Despite
a majority believing that a serious outbreak is likely, more than half
of Americans (61%) are not concerned about their personal risk-that is,
that they or their family members will get sick from influenza A (H1N1)
in the next year.
Another propaganda toy: Scan it Operation Checkpoint toy x ray machine
-- Scan It® is an educational and creative play toy that helps children
become acclimated with airport and public spaces security. The device is
both a fun toy and an educational tool. It detects metal objects and
simulates an X-ray scan via a functioning conveyor belt that glides
articles over its metal detector path. When metallic items are present
the unit beeps and lights up.
Today in History July 16, 2009
1779 - American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point,
1790 - The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established as
the permanent seat of the United States Government. .
1845 - The New York Yacht Club hosted the first American boating
1862 - David G. Farragut became the first rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.
1912 - Bradley A. Fiske patented the airplane torpedo.
1918 - Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by Bolsheviks at
1926 - The first underwater color photographs appeared in "National
Geographic" magazine. The pictures had been taken near the Florida Keys.
1935 - Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to make use of
1945 - The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at
1957 - Marine Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record when
he flew a jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8
1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the first
manned mission to land on the moon.
1973 - Alexander P. Butterfield informed the Senate committee
investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of recorded tapes.
1990 - An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale devastated the
Philippines, killing over 1600 people.
1999 - The plane of John F. Kennedy Jr. crashed off the coast of
Martha's Vineyard, MA. His wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her
sister, Lauren Bessette, were also on board the plane. The body of John
Kennedy was found on July 21, 1999.
2004 - Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison for lying
about a stock sale. She was also ordered to spend five months confined
to her home and fined $30,000. She was allowed to remain free pending
Twitter Hack Raises Flags on Security -- The Web was abuzz Wednesday
after it was revealed that a hacker had exposed corporate information
about Twitter after breaking into an employee’s e-mail account. The
breach raised red flags for individuals as well as businesses about the
passwords used to secure information they store on the Web.
Security spends $700,000 on Phoenix conference -- A Social Security
Administration motivational management conference held at a high-end
Valley resort last week cost $700,000, the SSA told the ABC15
Calif. regulators will not list Bisphenol A under Prop. 65, call for
more study -- A California regulatory board voted Wednesday against
placing Bisphenol A, a chemical used to manufacture plastic baby bottles
and toys, on the state's list of chemicals that are believed to cause
Evidence is revealed that DU rods and sabots survived the inferno at
Camp Doha -- What Adverse Health Effects Have Been Observed,
Recognized, Treated, And Documented?
Fort Carson report: Combat stress contributed to soldiers' crimes back
home -- "The Army’s support for our service men and women is falling
short and we need to do better," Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said
after the report was released. "This situation is unacceptable for our
troops, untenable for military families and communities, and
incompatible with our priorities as a nation."
shots may not prevent hospitalizations in children -- The
inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing
influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with
asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for
hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according
to new research that will be presented on Tuesday, May 19, at the 105th
International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.
Kids may get up to 4 flu shots in the fall -- School children who
have never had a flu shot may need to get vaccinated four times in the
fall - twice for seasonal flu, twice for pandemic swine flu - officials
at the CDC told health professionals on Wednesday. Most everyone else
should expect three shots.
Despair flows as fields go dry & unemployment rises -- Farmers have
idled half a million acres of once-productive ground and are laying off
legions of farmhands. That's sending joblessness soaring in a region
already plagued by chronic poverty.
Jobless benefits run out in record numbers -- With the recession
midway through its second year, the number of people running out of
jobless benefits has reached a record high.
Codex continues to assume that GMO labeling would confuse ignorant
consumers -- At the latest Codex Commission on Food Labeling (CCFL)
meeting held in Calgary, Canada in May, the US and its allies continued
to push for the case that food created through the use of genetic
modification (GM) needs no labeling.
shown to be natural remedy against Alzheimer's -- This research is
by no means pointing towards a cure for the disease, but it may go a
long way to helping prevent thousands if not millions of sufferers from
going through the hell that can be Alzheimer's.
Nuclear missile crew falls asleep, gets fired -- The Air Force
discharged three North Dakota ballistic missile crew members who fell
asleep while holding classified launch code devices, the military
announced Tuesday. Officials said the codes were outdated and remained
secure at all times.
Wastewater used to map illicit drug use -- A team of researchers has
mapped patterns of illicit drug use across the state of Oregon using a
method of sampling municipal wastewater before it is treated.
globs of goo floating in arctic ocean -- Something big and strange
is floating through the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow. IT'S
NOT OIL: No one in the area can recall seeing anything like it before.
Glimpses of US man made disasters -- Washington, Beijing and Rangoon
were all most eager to cover up the causes, consequences, and outcomes
of the devastating cyclone Nargis in April 2008, and the earthquake in
Sichuan ten days later, but all for very different reasons. Read More...
Bank of America operates under secret regulatory sanction -- Bank of
America Corp. is operating under a secret regulatory sanction that
requires it to overhaul its board and address perceived problems with
risk and liquidity management, according to people familiar with the
Ron Paul: Obama will destroy the dollar -- Ron Paul tells Newsmax
the economic stimulus plan is a "total failure," and he's pushing a bill
requiring the Federal Reserve to disclose its dealings so Americans can
find out who the "culprits" are behind the financial meltdown.
Snooping through the power socket -- Power sockets can be used to
eavesdrop on what people type on a computer.
Video: David Icke on swine flu vaccine
JPMorgan Chase posts $2.7 billion profit -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
posted a second quarter profit of $2.72 billion, a 36 percent jump that
easily surpassed expectations as strength in its core consumer and
investment banking businesses offset a jump in credit losses.
example of censorship of US mainstream media - Cynthia McKinney
detention in Israel -- Cynthia McKinney and 20 other humanitarians
on the ship "Spirit of Humanity" were stopped in International waters
Monday by the Israeli Navy. This is a pretty big deal. An aid ship
captured by the armed forces of another country in International waters
is an act of piracy...I think. At least it was when Somali pirates
captured an American ship recently. It appears that the U.S. Mainstream
media is going to ignore this story even though Cynthia McKinney was
once a Congresswoman from Georgia and a Presidential candidate. How odd.
Tracking trash -- What if we knew exactly where our trash was going
and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would it make us think
twice about buying bottled water or "disposable" razors?
From iPhone apps to beer holders-killer accessories for your guns --
The technology for actually firing a bullet has evolved relatively
slowly over the years, but the accessories that can be mounted on guns
themselves are a different story. Read More...
Ban Glyphosate herbicides now! -- Latest evidence confirms world's
top-selling herbicide used with GM crops is toxic and disrupts sex
hormones at infinitesimal doses; time for a worldwide ban.
Test 184-electromagnetic pulse -- This is a new page for 2009 on the
Soviet nuclear EMP tests in 1962.
Plantagon: Geodesic Dome Farm of the Future -- A Swedish-American
company called Plantagon has conceived of an incredible solution to many
moving to the cities: a massive urban greenhouse contained within a
geodesic dome. The vertical farm, which consists of a spiral ramp inside
a spherical dome, is currently in the development stages.
The licensing of tyranny in dog ownership -- To Legislate Animals
and Control or Not to Legislate that is the Question.
California Supreme court admits, ignores breathalyzer flaws -- The
California Supreme Court last Thursday entered a ruling allowing
motorists accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) to
question the reliability of the breathalyzer machinery used to secure
convictions. The decision, however, leaves room for the conviction of
drivers even when the machine is proved unreliable.
Mainers invited to become track your car guinea pigs-testing tax per
mile system -- It's all in the name of research on finding a better
way to tax motorists, and the pay is $895.
Today in History July 15, 2009
1806 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his western expedition from Fort
Belle Fountaine, near St. Louis, MS.
1863 - Confederate raider Bill Anderson and his Bushwhackers attacked
Huntsville, MO, where they stole $45,000 from the local bank.
1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be
readmitted to the Union. .
1888 - "Printers’ Ink" was first sold.
1901 - Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers went on strike.
1904 - The first Buddhist temple in the U.S. was established in Los
1916 - In Seattle, WA, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William
Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.
1922 - The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from
Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.
1940 - Robert Wadlow died at the age of 22. At that time he was 8 feet,
11-1/10 inches tall and weighed 439 pounds.
1965 - The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures
of the planet Mars.
1968 - Commercial air travel began between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.,
when the first plane, a Soviet Aeroflot jet, landed at Kennedy
International Airport in New York.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced he would visit the People's
Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."
news! Deployment orders revoked for soldier challenging president --
A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for
deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders
revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a
president who has not proven his eligibility for office. His attorney,
Orly Taitz, confirmed to WND the military has rescinded his impending
Soldier balks at deploying: says Obama isn't president
President Dmitry Medvedev Shows Off Sample Coin of New ‘World Currency’
at G-8 -- Medvedev shows reporters a sample coin of a possible
global currency during a news conference at the G8 summit in L'Aquila,
Italy, Friday, July 10, 2009. Medvedev at G8 was given the first coin of
future supranational currency which he called a "united future world
currency." (AP) “Here it is,” Medvedev told reporters today in L’Aquila,
Italy, after a summit of the Group of Eight nations. “You can see it and
touch it.” (Thanks Stan)!!
Statins given to prevent pneumonia in elderly actually increase chance
of getting it by 61% -- Pneumonia risk was 26 percent higher in
people using a statin than in those not on the drug. What's more, the
extra risk soared up to 61 percent for severe pneumonia that landed
people in the hospital.
card issuers are watching what you buy -- Here's a word to the wise:
Think twice before whipping out that credit card to pay for purchases at
the Salvation Army or a discount store, have tires re-treaded or even
buy a late-night round of drinks. Credit card companies see those
purchases, and a slew of others, as a sign of real or impending
financial trouble and they'll quickly cut the credit limit, raise the
interest rate or even cancel the card with no warning. Once that happens
the credit score that determines who is worthy of a loan and at what
rate usually plummets.
economy is even worse than you think -- The average length of
unemployment is higher than it's been since government began tracking
the data in 1948.
A deadly ingredient in a chicken dinner...arsenic -- Most people
don't know that the chicken they eat is laced with arsenic. The ice
water or coffee they enjoy with their chicken may also be infused with
arsenic. If they live on or near a farm, the air they breathe may be
infected with arsenic dust as well.
Mandatory swine flu vaccination report -- On July 13, a World Health
Organization (WHO) Global Alert headlined, "WHO recommendations on
pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccinations" suggest that universally mandated
ones are coming. It stated that on July 7, the pharmaceutical
industry-dominated Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on
Immunization held an "extraordinary meeting in Geneva to discuss issues
and make recommendations related to vaccine for the pandemic (H1N1)
Swine flu fears close summer camps -- The American Lung Association
has advised its affiliated camps to close, including one in Colorado
that was scheduled to begin next week.
HHS purchases additional H1N1 vaccine ingredients -- HHS Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the department will commit $884
million to purchase additional supplies of two key ingredients for
potential H1N1 vaccine to further prepare the nation for a potential
resurgence of the 2009 H1N1 virus.
1918 pandemic H1N1/swine recombination -- It has become almost
common wisdom that the virus that caused the 1918 flu pandemic was an
avian strain introduced into the human population shortly before the
pandemic erupted. But a new study disputes that hypothesis, arguing
instead that genes of the 1918 virus had circulated in mammalian hosts,
most likely pigs and humans, for several years before 1918.
India to issue all 1.2 billion people biometric ID cards -- It is
surely the biggest Big Brother project yet conceived. India is to issue
each of its 1.2 billion citizens, millions of whom live in remote
villages and possess no documentary proof of existence, with cyber-age
biometric identity cards. Millions of Indians who live in remote rural
areas will finally have proof of their existence thanks to biometric
of cancer is known in lab animals -- It's difficult to understand
medical establishment claims that the cause of cancer and other diseases
is unknown, when these diseases are easily created in lab rats by
injecting pesticides and chemicals into them.
Ron Paul painting/artist will donate portion of winning bid -- The
seller will donate 25% of the final bid to the winners Liberty related
group of their choosing. Such as: Campaign for Liberty, Restore the
Republic, We are Change, and InfoWars.com. "If the bidding goes past
$1,200 I will donate 40% to a Liberty related group."
lives at risk: drug company greed, dangerous vaccines -- We must
protect our own safety, because there is no official who will help any
of us. This is the tragic reality. Nevertheless, it is in our hands. We
live in perilous times. We can either stand together for justice,
safety, and our Constitutional rights, or we can cower and be in denial.
We do have a choice. With little of our freedom left, we can and must
STOP THIS IMMANENT THREAT TO ALL OF US!
- Michelle Obama's garden and it's discontents -- Pushing organic
and local foods is hardly official White House policy. The first lady's
public statements, combined with the selection of a White House chef who
favors local and organic foods, has brought more attention to what we
eat than anything since Top Chef.
Scientists fear mad cow disease from farm raised fish -- Scientists
are worried that people who eat farmed fish that are fed cattle
byproducts could get mad cow disease, according to an article in the new
issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
3 reasons why US cybersecurity sucks -- Good news, cybersecurity
nerds: You're not running out of work, anytime soon. As last week’s
cyber panic about North Korea showed, when there isn’t a teenager-simple
denial-of-service attack that delays your access to a government
website, there is a voracious hype machine that feeds on the tiniest
slivers of data – both significant and trivial – and expels massive
quantities of fear and misinformation. And where there’s cyber fear,
there’s cybersecurity work to be done.
DHS awards technical & engineering assistance contracts -- Four
contractors will compete for $389 million in task orders over five years
to support the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Cybersecurity
Does Google know too much about you? -- Earlier this week, Google
announced it's jumping off its own servers and onto your desktop with
its own operating system, Chrome OS. Read More...
Upcoming military robot could feed on dead bodies...ewwww! -- A
Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a
steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever
organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead
CONTRAILS & MAN-MADE CLOUDS CHANGE CLIMATE, HARMING AGRICULTURE --
Now, almost twenty years after the first reports of jets leaving
persistent jet contrails, our elected officials are still “dodging and
weaving” when the subject of the negative impacts, associated with
persistent jet contrails and man-made clouds on our environment, is
brought to their attention. The media has refused to do any in-depth
investigations into the synergistic impacts of persistent jet contrails
on global warming and climate change. No current congressional
legislation, which claims to be addressing climate change and global
warming, has been introduced which would address this major cause of
climate change and global warming.
Al Gore's global warming hoax will bankrupt us -- Let us begin today
with full disclosure: For those who don't know my position on global
warming alarmism and its insidious uses, it is that this phenomenon is
the greatest hoax in modern times and is being used to achieve things -
bad things - quite apart from its ostensible goal of "saving the
Today in History July 14, 2009
1789 - French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille
prison and released the seven prisoners inside.
1798 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a
federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements
about the U.S. government.
1868 - Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.
1891 - The primacy of Thomas Edison's lamp patents was upheld in the
court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting
1908 - "The Adventures of Dolly" opened at the Union Square Theatre in
New York City.
1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House
to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.
1914 - Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.
1945 - American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home
islands for the first time.
1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child
Care" was first published.
1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO,
became the first national park to honor an African American.
1958 - The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.
1965 - The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back
photographs of the planet.
1998 - Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the
dangers of secondhand smoke.
2003 - Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate
Roe" (Norma McCorvey) Arrested at Sotomayor Hearing -- he woman
known as "Jane Roe" in the landmark Supreme Court abortion case Roe v.
Wade was reportedly arrested today at Supreme Court nominee Sonia
Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearing. McCorvey and another protester
were arrested after she interrupted remarks from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.),
the Washington Post reports. Groups of anti-abortion protesters trekked
to the Senate office buildings where the hearing was taking place.
Air Force cadets stricken with swine flu -- The number of cadets
with confirmed cases of the swine flu at the Air Force Academy has
increased to 67. The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs reported
Monday that 121 freshmen with flu-like symptoms have been separated from
the rest of the cadets. They were placed in a dormitory on the base near
Colorado Springs late last week when they started showing symptoms.
McCain looks to cut funding for more F-22 jets -- Sen. John McCain,
in an unusual alliance with the Obama administration, moved Monday to
eliminate $1.75 billion recently inserted into the proposed 2010 defense
budget for more fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. From the article: "We
do not need these plans," President Barack Obama wrote in a letter to
Messrs. McCain and Levin Monday. "To continue to procure additional
F-22s would be to waste valuable resources that should be more usefully
employed to provide our troops with weapons that they actually do need."
Citizen petitions put photo enforcement companies on the defensive
-- Petitions placing the fate of red light cameras and speed cameras in
the hands of voters are circulating across the country. In November,
photo enforcement bans are likely to be considered in three Ohio cites
and two Texas cities. Every Arizona jurisdiction may have a chance to
vote in November 2010.
Chicago housing prices drop even faster -- Real estate agents have
been advising sellers for months that they were going to have to let go
of a good chunk, if not all, of the appreciation their homes enjoyed
during the past five years. Now it appears that a confluence of factors
-- fluctuating mortgage rates, sales comparisons that include
bargain-price bank foreclosures, lingering job insecurity, a real estate
market headed into its August lull and a first-time buyer's tax credit
that expires Dec. 1 -- are giving their argument more credence. And
sellers like Gongola are taking their advice.
Monitoring faulted in rise of soldier suicides -- Army commanders
are failing at the day-to-day task of monitoring troubled young soldiers
in their barracks back home, which is helping push suicides to record
numbers, the head of the Army's suicide task force says.
Heed flu vaccination warnings and bad omens -- There has been a
recent groundswell of warnings and bad omens about the dangers of
vaccinations, man-made flu pandemics, and the enforced vaccinations. Not
mentioned much on CNN or your daily newspapers or favorite magazines,
but disclosed consistently through alternative, independent media and
publications by courageous individuals and health experts, whose concern
over public health and safety is more important than being part of the
H1N1 swine flu appears similar to 1918 pandemic:
WHO Recommends Vaccines Use Live (Attenuated) Influenza -- Two
shocking bits of news about the H1N1 swine flu virus emerged this week.
The first is that the widely-circulating swine flu virus may be a lot
more dangerous than people have so far been told: It appears to resemble
the 1918 pandemic virus in the fact that it is capable of embedding
itself deep in lung tissue and causing deadly infections. This is very
different from the more common "seasonal flu" which does not replicate
in the lungs.
WHO: no licensed flu vaccine until end of year -- A fully licensed
swine flu vaccine might not be available until the end of the year, a
top official at the World Health Organization said Monday, in a report
that could affect many countries' vaccination plans.
Swine vaccine prep ramps up; pregnant women worried about risks --
"Congress has agreed with the president that this is the number one
priority, keeping Americans safe and secure," she said, adding that US
scientist are working "to get the shots in folks' arms."
finds pig's role in 1918 pandemic -- History's deadliest flu
pandemic, in 1918, may not have made a sudden jump from birds to people
after all. New research says the pig played a big role as an influenza
mixing bowl _ a gene probe with lessons for tracking today's swine flu
70 years: Chart illustrates dominance by Bilderbergers, CFR and
Trilateral Commission -- This chart illustrates the dominance by –
The Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission and The
Bilderberg - in the major decision making processes and institutions of
the United States of America over the last seventy years.
How to detox fluorides from your body -- You can rid you body of
most fluorides with some easy natural remedies. Fluorides have been
linked to a variety of severe chronic, even acute health issues. First a
quick review summary of fluoride. Read More...
After losing homes, families move into tents -- Home these days is a
cluster of tents covered by a blue tarp in a back corner of the
Timberline Campground in Lebanon. Surrounding them are the tents,
campers and recreational vehicles of other families in similar straits,
living full time in campgrounds because they can no longer afford to
live anywhere else.
US deficit reaches more than 1 trillion dollars -- The US budget
deficit reached more than one trillion dollars for the current fiscal
year in June as the government wrestled with a prolonged recession,
official data showed Monday.
Is your city prepared for a homemade nuke -- Radiation from an
improvised bomb could kill hundreds of thousands, but with the right
preparation many might be saved.
YouTube: Turn in your neighbor for $1000 cash-video -- Step right up
and help us confiscate guns! Make a phone call with an anonymous tip an
we'll pay you tax free cash once we get the guns!
Us backed peacekeepers roll out the big guns in Somalia -- Fighting
flared up in the Mogadishu, Somalia again this weekend. It’s the latest
in a series of skirmishes pitting the Al-Shabab insurgent group against
the new, U.S.-, U.N.- and African Union-backed “transitional
Swearing can make you feel better, lessen pain -- Cut your finger?
Hurt your leg? Start swearing. It might lessen the pain. Researchers
from the school of psychology at Britain's Keele University have found
swearing can make you feel better as it can have a "pain-lessening
effect," according to a
study published in the journal NeuroReport. (Wonder how much this study
Havasupai tribe conference to oppose uranium mining in Grand Canyon
-- The gathering will be held on July 2526, South of the Grand Canyon at
the Sacred Red Butte.
Norfolk contractor says chinese drywall put him out of business --
The business owner says he imported the drywall at the height of the
housing boom in 2006 because there wasn't enough supply of American-made
Pennsylvania to target aggressive driving with help from US Border
Patrol -- Pennsylvania State Police, in a joint effort with the Ohio
Highway Patrol, New York State Police and U.S. Border Patrol, will
target aggressive driving, impaired driving and speeding during a
Momentum builds to end this US agency (the Fed) -- A movement to
audit the Federal Reserve – the private institution that virtually
controls U.S. interest rates, money supply and other economic influences
– is gaining momentum in the House and Senate while the Fed ramps up its
efforts to thwart scrutiny of its books. House Resolution 1207, the
Federal Reserve Transparency Act, now has 260 co-sponsors with many
members of the House Financial Services Committee – where the bill
currently resides – signed on already.
Obama's teleprompter breaks; leaves him speechless -- President
Barack Obama had just started a spirited defense of his economic
stimulus plan on Monday when one of his teleprompter screens came loose,
crashed to the floor and shattered into pieces. Fortunately for him, he
relies on 2 teleprompter screens!!
Warning over honeybee decline -- "Honeybees are dying and colonies
are being lost at an alarming rate," said Edward Leigh, the Tory
chairman of the committee. "This is very worrying, and not just because
the pollination of crops by honeybees is worth an estimated £200m each
year to the British economy. So it is difficult to understand why Defra
has taken so little interest in the problem up to now.
Natural tomato worm control -- Learn to fight those big, ugly, green
Organic Tomato Worm Control
Today in History July 13, 2009
1585 - A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville,
reached Roanoke Island, NC.
1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War, George Washington
surrendered the small, circular Fort Necessity in southwestern
Pennsylvania to the French.
1787 - The U.S. Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacted
the Northwest Ordinance, which established the rules for governing the
Northwest Territory, for admitting new states to the Union and limiting
the expansion of slavery.
1812 - The first pawnbroking ordinance was passed in New York City.
1832 - Henry Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi River
1835 - John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a
traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957 previous
patents were not numbered.
1863 - Opponents of the Civil War draft began three days of rioting in
New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.
1875 - David Brown patented the first cash-carrier system.
1954 - In Geneva, the United States, Great Britain and France reached an
accord on Indochina which divided Vietnam into two countries, North and
South, along the 17th parallel.
1967 - Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, NJ. At the end of four
days of violence 27 people had been killed.
1978 - Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by chairman
Henry Ford II. . 1998 - "Image of an Assassination" went on sale. The
video documentary is of Abraham Zapruder's home video of U.S. President
Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.
Iraq veteran blames his ills on chemical exposure -- Seven National
Guard veterans in West Virginia are among 50 nationwide who say they are
experiencing severe health problems after being exposed to a toxic
chemical in Iraq. The veterans are suing civilian contractor KBR Inc.
for not warning them of the dangers they faced protecting KBR workers at
an Iraqi water treatment plant.
EPA to rebuild uranium contaminated Navajo homes -- FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.
– The federal government plans to spend up to $3 million a year to
demolish and rebuild uranium-contaminated structures across the Navajo
Nation, where Cold War-era mining of the radioactive substance left a
legacy of disease and death.
decommissioning projects USA -- This report, which is the second of
two volumes, provides a general scoping evaluation of potential
radiogenic cancer and environmental risks posed by small abandoned
uranium mines in the western United States. While this technical report
has been peer reviewed, EPA will take into consideration public comments
for revision before the report is finalized.
Bill Gates sets his sights on controlling the weather -- Billionaire
Bill Gates has patented the idea to halt hurricanes by decreasing the
surface temperature of the ocean. The patent calls for a large fleet of
specially equipped ships which would mix warm water from the ocean
surface with colder water down below, according to five new patents that
include Microsoft's chairman as a co-inventor.
Addicted Doctors Create Patient Risk -- Serious questions surround
healthcare workers addicted to the very drugs intended to help their
patients. 12 Percent of Health Care Workers Become Addicted, Authorities
UK: Swine flu vaccine to be given to entire population -- The UK
government has ordered enough vaccine to cover the entire population.
GPs are being told to prepare for a nationwide vaccination campaign.
Swine flu kills obese people-US primed for a pandemic catastrophe --
The fact that nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults are clinically obese is
worrisome for a whole new reason: Evidence emerging from a hospital in
Michigan (and published by the CDC) appears to indicate that obese
patients may be very easily killed by swine flu.
Swine flu vaccine rushed through safety checks -- A swine flu
vaccine will be fast-tracked for use in Britain within five days once it
is developed, and 130 million doses are on order.
Swine flu vaccine to be cleared after 5 DAY! trial -- When the new
vaccine for swine flu arrives in Britain, regulators said this weekend,
it could be approved for use in just five days.
US to spend another 1 $billion on flu vaccine -- The United States
will spend another $1 billion on ingredients for an H1N1 vaccine, U.S.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Sunday.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery tests given to high school
students -- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery—is a
military-designed test vocational aptitude test that was given to
621,000 students in 11,900 high school in 2006-07. The test is mostly
given to juniors and seniors who are eligible to be contacted by
military recruiters. The number of students taking the test has dropped
19 percent in the past five years.
Goldman Sachs returns to lofty profits -- Up and down Wall Street,
analysts and traders are buzzing that Goldman, which only recently paid
back its government bailout money, will report blowout profits from
trading on Tuesday.
administration's plan to coerce people out of their cars --
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood remarked in May that his
livability initiative "is a way to coerce people out of their
cars." When asked if this was government intrusion into people's
lives, LaHood responded that "about everything we do around here is
government intrusion in people's lives," a sentiment that would have
certainly surprised the authors of the United States Constitution, a
document whose major purpose was to restrain government.
Egypt calls for establishing new world order to overcome crises --
Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister Naela Gabr said Saturday that the
world society should make joint efforts to set up a new world order to
deal with various crises.
brother eye in the sky comes to California town -- In what they say
is the first step toward a new era in law enforcement techniques, city
officials are testing a small airplane mounting a high-tech surveillance
camera to help fight crime.
Chips in official IDs raise privacy fears -- Climbing into his
Volvo, outfitted with a Matrics antenna and a Motorola reader he'd
bought on eBay for $190, Chris Paget cruised the streets of San
Francisco with this objective: To read the identity cards of strangers,
wirelessly, without ever leaving his car. It took him 20 minutes to
strike hacker's gold. Read More...
Hackers next target: your brain? -- In the past year, researchers
have developed technology that makes it possible to use thoughts to
operate a computer and maneuver a wheelchair . Another new device
reportedly can convert brain waves into data and transmit the data via
wireless technology into the minds of other wearers of the device.
Special alloy sleeves for passports to stop hackers? -- To protect
against skimming and eavesdropping attacks, federal and state officials
recommend that Americans keep their e-passports tightly shut and store
their RFID-tagged passport cards and enhanced driver's licenses in
Durbin: Cheney "way beyond the Constitution" -- The revelation that
Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to withhold information from Congress
“absolutely” warrants an investigation, Sen. Dick Durbin said.
Taser releases safety tests for shocking new shotgun --
Controversial electroshock weaponeer Taser International is quickly
building up it arsenal. The firm recently made available a shocking XREP
shotgun projectile. It also introduced a new specialist shotgun
(pictured) optimized for the XREP and other ‘”less lethal” rounds. And
then there’s the ghastly teaser campaign for the company’s forthcoming
Wild weather in the year ahead, scientists predict -- Climate
scientists have warned of wild weather in the year ahead as the start of
the global "El Niño" phenomenon exacerbates the impact of global
warming. As well as droughts, floods and other extreme events, the next
few years are also likely to be the hottest on record, scientists say.
Protests in downtown Chicago - Quote: "Well, based on this, I think
the voters are sick and tired of this change!! If the rest of the USA
saw this I'm certain more of those who are like-minded would have the
guts to stand up too, but obviously they're not going to show this in
the news.....for that very reason!"
Today in History July 10, 2009
1679 - The British crown claimed New Hampshire as a royal colony.
1776 - The statue of King George III was pulled down in New York City.
1778 - In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declared war on
1821 - U.S. troops took possession of Florida. The territory was sold by
1832 - U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter
the Second Bank of the United States.
1866 - Edison P. Clark patented his indelible pencil.
1890 - Wyoming became the 44th state to join the United States.
1900 - ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office.
The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows
the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.
1913 - The highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was 134 degrees
in Death Valley, CA.
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was hand delivered to the U.S. Senate by
1928 - George Eastman first demonstrated color motion pictures.
1929 - The U.S. government began issuing paper money in the small size.
1949 - The first practical rectangular television was presented. The
picture tube measured 12 by 16 and sold for $12.
1962 - The Telstar Communications satellite was launched. The satellite
relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and the U.S.
1989 - Mel Blanc, the "man of a thousand voices," died at age 81. He was
known for such cartoon characters as Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Porky
1992 - In Miami, a federal judge sentenced former Panamanian leader
Manuel Noriega to 40 years in prison. He was convicted of drug and
1992 - In New York, a jury found Pan Am responsible for allowing a
terrorist to destroy Flight 103 in 1988, killing 270 people.
1998 - The Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former
altar boys who said they had been molested by a priest.
and Elaine Brown were convicted Thursday -- Ed and Elaine Brown were
convicted Thursday of amassing weapons, explosives and booby traps and
plotting to kill federal agents during a nine-month standoff in 2007 at
their fort-like home in rural New Hampshire.
Dept. under cyber attack for 4th straight day -- The US State
Department said Thursday its website came under cyberattack for a fourth
day running as it tried to prevent further attacks.
AIG seeks clearance for more bonuses -- American International Group
is preparing to pay millions of dollars more in bonuses to several dozen
top corporate executives after an earlier round of payments four months
ago set off a national furor.
Obama's Popularity Plummets in Ohio as Residents Express Impatience
-- A new Quinnipiac poll shows the president's approval ratings from
Ohio voters has dropped from 62 percent in May to 49 percent this month,
making it the first state where President Obama's job approval has
dipped below 50 percent.
Good gold report (PDF format) -- It reiterates things we already
know about gold, but in a concise and easy to understand report. I'd
consider it a 101 for the new gold investor. Check out the "Myth" area
in the report.
POLL: USA Today poll on second amendment -- 97% say individuals have
the right to bear arms.
disappeared: The homeless of the big cities -- Some major cities,
including New York and Atlanta, have been discovered to be “dumping”
their homeless residents on other smaller towns and cities. Others
threaten their homeless with prison unless they leave town with usually
a one-way bus ticket provided.
Study: Many With Breast Cancer Overtreated -- One in three breast
cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated
unnecessarily, a new study says.
H1N1 summit: Mid-October target date for swine flu vaccine -- The
National Institutes of Health (NIH) will begin evaluating efficacy of
H1N1 vaccines in early August and hopes to begin vaccinating certain
high-risk groups by mid-October, public health officials said Thursday.
targeted first for swine flu vaccine -- U.S. swine flu vaccinations
could begin in October with children among the first in line — at their
local schools — the Obama administration said Thursday as the president
and his Cabinet urged states to figure out now how they'll tackle the
virus' all-but-certain resurgence.
10 dangerous household products you should never use again -- Air
fresheners, disinfectants, and cleaners found under your sink are more
dangerous than you think.
Ron Paul's effort to audit Fed gains support -- The Federal Reserve
Transparency Act of 2009, put forward by Republican Representative Ron
Paul of Texas, now has 250 co-sponsors in the House. It will get
air-time on Thursday during a congressional hearing on Fed independence
that will feature testimony from the Fed's No. 2 official, Donald Kohn.
Cyclone Biomass Engine Takes Next Step in Powering DARPA's EATR Bot, a
Hungry Hungry Sentinel -- A waste heat engine would allow a robot to
feed off grass, furniture, and dead bodies. (Dead Bodies???) The
Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) is a prototype military
reconnaissance 'bot that could keep going and going, except that it's
not dependent on long-lasting batteries. The robot would instead use a
waste heat engine developed by Cyclone Power Technologies to continually
fuel itself on plants and other biomass from the surrounding
environment. (Many questions on this one!!! Thanks Jimm)
Kohn warns congress on meddling in Fed's affairs -- The U.S. Federal
Reserve on Thursday launched a robust defense of its independence and
warned that efforts in Congress to put monetary policy under political
sway would hurt the economy.
Snow plows remove hail after NY storm -- Weather investigators are
trying to determine whether a tornado touched down during a storm that
knocked out power in suburban New York and dumped hail up to 2 inches
Physician blasts CDC over Morgellon's -- "Definition of Morgellon's
is woefully incomplete and inadequate, and that the CDC and medical
establish have been totally negligent in studying this system of
disorders, and have provided no treatment, support, or comfort, at all
to the patients afflicted. Morgellons is not a problem of "delusions of
banks to stop accepting California's IOUs after Friday -- The banks,
including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co.
and Citigroup Inc. and some regional banks, are trying to pressure
lawmakers to end the impasse by warning that, after Friday, they won't
accept IOUs issued by the state.
garden in every backyard -- If every one of the 40 million gardening
households in America persuaded just two friends or neighbors to take up
this phenomenally worthwhile hobby, there could be more than 100 million
household vegetable gardens.
Mob of teens attack Ohio family -- Out of nowhere, the six were
attacked by 50 teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and
''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family.
Obscene drug profits: where they go -- Recently, a couple of Federal
Budget Analysts from Washington, DC wondered about the profits in
pharmaceutical drugs and came up with some interesting figures. Turns
out that to purchase the active ingredients for many drugs is often
pennies, while a hundred dollar plus price tag is passed on to
Scientists develop system using existing data link in cars & cellphones
to track miles traveled for use in charging fees by the mile --
Engineers at the University of Minnesota (UMinn) have devised a plug-in
device for measuring vehicle-miles traveled and logging it for road use
charges (RUC) that they say could be deployed within a year or so.
BrassCheck TV: X-Files tv show predicted 9-11 in March 2001 -- Who
knew? Strange with all the reporting about 9/11, that no one in the
mainstream media happened to notice that one of the most popular
television programs on TV featured this scenario just six months before
it happened. "This is about increasing arms sales?" And a whole lot
Police in UK city to set up Baghdad style checkpoints -- POLICE are
to blockade neighbourhoods with Baghdad-style checkpoints in a bid to
Military looks to stop drivers with laser blasts -- Laser dazzlers —
or “optical distraction devices,” as the military prefers to call them —
have proven invaluable in Iraq as a way of warning drivers to stop at
Thinking cap that can help the brain learn moves a step closer -- A
thinking cap that can enhance the mind's ability to learn has moved a
step closer, scientists claim, after tests showed magnets can boost
Ancient volcano caused 10 year winter -- U.S. scientists said they
have determined the eruption of Indonesia's Toba volcano about 74,000
years ago triggered a decade-long severe winter.
Billy Corgan Disses Michael Jackson, Sorta -- "Today is a day where
we should remember all the children who are victims of abuse," Corgan
wrote on Tuesday. It was perhaps a subtle (or not so subtle) reference
to the allegations that Jackson abused children.
Today in History July 9, 2009
1776 - The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen.
George Washington's troops in New York.
1792 - S.L. Mitchell of Columbia College in New York City became the
first Professor of Agriculture.
1808 - The leather-splitting machine was patented by Samuel Parker.
1847 - A 10-hour work day was established for workers in the state of
1850 - U.S. President Zachary Taylor died in office at the age of 55. He
was succeeded by Millard Fillmore. Taylor had only served 16 months.
1868 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The
amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil
liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states
from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of
the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or
property without due process of law, or denying to any person within
their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
1872 - The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel.
1877 - Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders
and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company.
1878 - The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe.
1910 - W.R. Brookins became the first to fly an airplane a mile in the
1922 - Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100 meters
freestyle in less than a minute.
1951 - U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of
war between the United States and Germany.
1953 - New York Airways began the first commuter passenger service by
1971 - The United States turned over complete responsibility of the
Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.
time capsule contains veteran memorials -- A time capsule from 1934
was opened Tuesday at the Minneapolis Veterans Home. The lead box
contained everything from military newspapers and photographs to a book
about Native American leader Hiawatha and a collection of memorial
addresses by President Abraham Lincoln. Be sure to check out the slide
US food stamp recipients reach record 33.8 million in April -- A
record 33.8 million people received food stamps in April, up 20 percent
from a year earlier, as unemployment surged toward a 26-year high,
government figures show. Spending also jumped, as the average benefit
US personnel treated for swine flu -- A US military spokeswoman said
14 US personnel at the main American military base in Afghanistan had
swine flu but were treated successfully.
to declare bank holiday because of swine flu -- Argentine financial
markets and banks will close on Friday as part of government efforts to
fight an outbreak of the H1N1 flu strain that has killed 70 people,
officials said on Wednesday.
flu outbreak at San Quentin prison limits inmate intake -- An
outbreak of swine flu at San Quentin State Prison led officials today to
limit the acceptance of new inmates from 19 Northern California counties
and halt the transfer of prisoners to other correctional facilities.
Important caution about the H1N1 swine flu vaccine -- If there is
any question why parents would not want their kids to be vaccinated,
read this link.
flu summit: Govt checks on state readiness -- The Obama
administration put the states on notice Thursday: Swine flu promises to
create a mess this fall. Are you ready?
Canada finds another new flu strain in farm workers -- Public health
officials in Canada yesterday announced that they have detected a new
influenza strain—one that contains human seasonal flu and a swine flu
virus—in two workers on a Saskatchewan hog farm.
R. Taylor Named Advisor to FDA Commissioner -- While America's media
were busy covering the funeral of Michael Jackson, Monsanto has
succeeded in getting Michael Taylor into the highest echelon of the
Former Monsanto VP May Be Named To Head FDA Safety Working Group
Being Spent to Redesign Recovery.gov Web Site -- For those concerned
about stimulus spending, the General Services Administration sends word
tonight that $18 million in additional funds are being spent to redesign
the Recovery.gov Web site.
Businesses should prepare now for fall flu -- Nevada businesses
large and small have been preparing for “the big one” — a terrorist
attack, a natural disaster or a killer strain of global flu. Now it’s
time to prepare for the “little one” — the anticipated resurgence of the
recent menace, the H1N1 virus (swine flu), this fall.
The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room » White House spells Obama’s name wrong
-- In a release touting an agreement between Obama and President Dmitry
Medvedev over how to craft a follow-up to the START arms reduction
treaty, the White House claimed the document had been signed by one "Barak
The jobs situation is even worse than the headlines -- Based on the
initial claims for unemployment benefits, it's more likely that the job
losses are closer to 600,000 per month rather than the figures
IRS tells pro-lifers to give up 1st Amendment -- The Internal
Revenue Service has told members of the Coalition for Life of Iowa they
would have to give up their 1st Amendment rights in order to be
recognized as a non-profit organization, according to a complaint being
pursued by members of the Thomas More Society. However, an IRS agent
then contacted the Coalition, through its president Susan Martinek,
demanding to know whether the group "engaged in any 'picketing' or
'protest' activities at Planned Parenthood. … You then asked Ms.
Martinek to have all Coalition Board members sign a statement that the
Coalition will not 'picket' or 'protest' outside of Planned Parenthood
or similar organizations and will not 'organize' others to do so," the
law firm's letter said.
Defense contractor KBR may seek legal defense funds -- KBR is
battling three lawsuits stemming from an attack on a truck convoy in
April 2004 in which six truck drivers died, 15 were injured, and one
remains missing and presumed dead. The plaintiffs claim KBR did not take
appropriate measures to protect the truck drivers. An attorney for KBR
told the Houston Chronicle that if the cases go to trial, KBR could ask
the government to accept responsibility for the legal fees under its
EDITORIAL: Passing unread laws -- As the Declaration of Independence
set forth 233 years ago, our government derives its power from the
consent of the governed. Such consent does not exist when legislation is
purposely rammed through Congress so quickly that congressmen -- let
alone citizens -- do not have time even to read it.
Cash in On Huge Overdraft Fees -- With Americans cutting back on
credit, more and more people are using their debit cards to purchase
that cup of coffee, tank of gas or bag of groceries. At the same time,
banks, facing a federal crackdown on their credit practices, are tapping
a new cash cow: an explosion in overdraft fees when consumers spend more
than they have.
Face Tougher Path From Farm to Table -- Government Rules Aim to
Prevent Salmonella in Eggs, E. Coli in Beef. New measures, announced
this afternoon by Vice President Joe Biden, Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,
include requirements to refrigerate eggs during transport and more
stringently inspect poultry houses to prevent the spread of salmonella.
It also includes efforts intended to keep E. coli out of beef and
prevent bacteria from entering fruits and leafy greens.
Nasdaq sites targeted by cyber attack -- NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq
OMX Group said their public Web sites were targets of "cyber attacks,"
though market operations were unaffected.
White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack-N. Korea suspected
-- The powerful attack that overwhelmed computers at U.S. and South
Korean government agencies for days was even broader than initially
realized, also targeting the White House, the Pentagon and the New York
Nightmare: 10 Most Broke States -- Things are so bad that 48 states
addressed or are facing shortfalls in the fiscal year that just started.
The total deficit: $166 billion, according to the Center on Budget and
Policy Priorities. Many states are also already predicting shortfalls
next year. Only Montana and North Dakota have so far been unscathed in
their state budgets.
gearing up for bank failures -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
is gearing up to handle a large number of bank failures expected as a
result of bad mortgages, both in residential and commercial real estate,
an economist said Tuesday.
Text House Resolution 600 - a Tribute to Michael Jackson?! -- Ms.
Shelia JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself and Ms. WATSON) submitted the
following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign
Colorado: City launches website to stop toll road -- Golden,
Colorado wants nothing to do with toll roads. Last month, the city sent
a 48-page report to investment firms that had expressed interest in
being part of a tolled beltway project near Denver. The city warned that
this would be an unwise investment and even set up a website,
ReallyBadDeal.org, to outline the case against the toll road.
Brother is watching you-surveillance pervasive under Obama -- Under
the rubric of cybersecurity, the Obama administration is moving forward
with a Bush regime program to screen state computer traffic on
private-sector networks, including those connecting people to the
Internet, The Washington Post revealed July 3. That project, code-named
"Einstein," may very well be related to the much-larger, ongoing and
highly illegal National Security Agency (NSA) communications intercept
program known as "Stellar Wind," disclosed in 2005 by The New York
Darpa's handheld nuclear fusion reactor -- The project, known as the
“Chip-Scale High Energy Atomic Beams” program, is an effort aimed at
working on the core technologies behind a tiny particle accelerator,
capable of firing subatomic particles at incredible speeds. It’s part of
a larger Darpa plan to reduce all sorts of devices to microchip-scale —
including cryogenic coolers , video cameras and multi-purpose sensors.
purchases without cash - barter -- In a tough economy, more business
owners are conserving cash by bartering for the stuff they need. Read
US consumers fall behind on loans at record rate -- Soaring U.S.
unemployment and a shrinking economy drove delinquencies on credit card
debt and home equity loans to all-time highs in the first quarter as a
record number of cash-strapped consumers fell behind on their bills.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in sewage sludge fertilizer could
breed more superbugs -- Waste-water treatment by-products, also
known as sewage sludge, are frequently used as fertilizer. And that
means whatever this stew of sewage leftovers contains, including
substances hazardous to human and animal health, could potentially get
into the food supply.
How to get relief from hiccups -- Read some natural remedies to help
overcome bothersome hiccups.
Robo-bats to be next eyes in the sky -- Tiny flying machines can
survey anything from indoors to collapsed buildings. Now researchers are
mimicking nature's small flyers - and developing robotic bats that offer
increased manoeuvrability and performance. Read More...
Astronomy picture of the day-The Big Dipper over Mt Rushmore --
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our
fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written
by a professional astronomer.
Today in History July 8, 2009
1099 - Christian soldiers on the First Crusade march around Jerusalem.
1663 - King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island.
1693 - Uniforms for police in New York City were authorized.
1755 - Britain broke off diplomatic relations with France as their
disputes in the New World intensified.
1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S.
Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in
1795 - Kent County Free School changed its name to Washington College.
It was the first college to be named after U.S. President George
Washington. The school was established by an act of the Maryland
Assembly in 1723.
1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.
1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San
1881 - Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured chocolate syrup
on ice cream in a dish. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used
for making ice-cream sodas.
1889 - The Wall Street Journal was first published.
1919 - U.S. President Wilson returned from the Versailles Peace
Conference in France.
1947 - Demolition work began in New York City for the new permanent
headquarters of the United Nations.
1950 - General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United
Nations forces in Korea.
1969 - The U.S. Patent Office issued a patent for the game "Twister."
1993 - Charles Keating, chief of Lincoln Savings & Loan Association, was
sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison for violating
California security and fraud laws.
1997 - The Mayo Clinic and the U.S. government warned that the diet-drug
combination known as "fen-phen" could cause serious heart and lung
Cyber attack knocks out government Web sites -- A widespread and
unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the
Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are
responsible for fighting cyber crime. Officials eye potential N. Korea
link after 'well-organized' July 4 assault.
More on Barack Obama's birth certificate or LACK OF IT -- More than
eight months after Barack Obama was elected president, the mystery
surrounding his precise birthplace is deepening as the myth-busting
website Snopes.com – along with several news agencies and an Obama
community blog – directly contradict the president's own claim regarding
the hospital in which he was born.
drugs cause muscle damage even after discontinuing use -- Statins,
medications widely used to lower cholesterol, may cause structural
damage to the muscles of people experiencing muscle aches and weakness,
a new study has found.
Home-Equity Loan and Credit Card Delinquencies Reach Record Since 1974
-- Delinquent bank-card accounts jumped to a record 6.60 percent of
outstanding card debt in the first quarter from 5.52 percent in the
previous period, a signal unemployed borrowers are relying on cards as
falling prices erode the equity in their homes. More borrowers are using
cards to meet daily expenses after losing their jobs, the ABA said.
House: Acquitted detainees may not be released -- The Obama
Administration signaled Tuesday it may keep terrorism detainees even if
they’ve been acquitted.
of soldier slain in Afghanistan decry lack of coverage while Michael
Jackson is all over the news -- A day before New York Rep. Peter
King called Michael Jackson a “pervert” unworthy of nonstop media
coverage, the aunt of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan on the same
day Jackson died asked why her nephew's death went virtually unnoticed
while the King of Pop got memorial shrines across the country.
Websites for garden tips & ideas:
articles, fun 'n healthy recipes, gardening tips and tons of other
unemployment rate at 20% -- 467,000 people lost their jobs compared
to 345,000 in May, a one-time fluke? Or does it mean that all those Wall
Street economists who believe the economic recovery is starting are dead
up the true costs of 2 wars -- The conflict that began in 2003 is
far from over for us, and the next chapter -- confronting a Taliban that
reasserted itself in Afghanistan while the U.S. was sidetracked in Iraq
-- will be expensive and bloody.
Waffle House waiter sues over Taser incident -- A Waffle House
employee is suing the Gwinnett County Police Department over what he
says was an unprovoked encounter with an officer who stunned him with a
Police Officer Arrested After Tasing Waffle House Worker -- Gwinnett
County police arrested former officer Gary Miles Jr., 33, Thursday
evening, after investigators said Miles tased a Waffle House employee.
3 Gwinnett Officers Resign After Taser Incident At Waffle House
Tennessee ticket quota reported -- Although the Tennessee Highway
Patrol denies it, a Nashville TV station is reporting that state
troopers appear to have a quota system for issuing tickets.
GAO: Major security flaws at federal buildings -- The police agency
in charge of protecting thousands of federal buildings nationwide has
failed to keep bomb-making materials out of several high-security
facilities in the past year, according to Congressional testimony
provided by Senate aides.
July 6, 1775 Declaration of the causes & necessity of taking up arms
-- This document was prepared by the Second Continental Congress to
explain to the world why the British colonies had taken up arms against
Great Britain. It is a combination of the work of Thomas Jefferson and
Colonel John Dickinson (well-known for his series "Letters from a
Pennsylvania Farmer."). Jefferson completed the first draft, but it was
perceived by the Continental Congress as too harsh and militant;
Dickinson prepared the second. The final document combined the work of
New study find that Canadian farmers are opposed to genetically modified
wheat as controversy reignites -- A new study on Canadian farmer
perceptions toward genetically modified (GM) wheat - specifically
Roundup Ready wheat (RRW)- has just been published in the international
peer reviewed journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. This
scientific paper is being released just as the controversy over growing
GM wheat is re-igniting. Unlike a recent industry-sponsored study
conducted in the US, it shows that Canadian farmers are categorically
opposed to RRW.
US opposition to GMO's gathers momentum -- Scientists and physicians
in the heartland of genetic modification are alerting policy-makers and
the public to the dangers of GM crops.
Are breast cancer patients being kept in the dark? -- Despite the
increase of breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2008, nearly
70 percent of women who are eligible for the procedure are not informed
of the reconstructive options available to them, according to a recently
Most awesomely bad military acronym ever -- A year ago, Danger Room
and its readers began a quest: to comb through the armed forces and the
spy agencies and their contractors, to discover the Most Awesomely bad
Military Acronym of all time.
Queen Elizabeth largest landowner on earth -- Queen Elizabeth II,
head of state of the United Kingdom and of 31 other states and
territories, is the legal owner of about 6,600 million acres of land,
one sixth of the earth’s non ocean surface.
Shreveport citizens disarmed by police for 2nd amendment stickers --
Welcome to Shreveport: Your rights are now suspended. According to
Cedric Glover, mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, his cops “have a power
that [. . .] the President of these Unites States does not have”: His
cops can take away your rights.
SAY THEY CAN GUESS YOUR SSN -- There’s a new reason to worry about
the security of your Social Security number. Turns out, they can be
guessed with relative ease.Read More...
Letter sparks investigation of Baxter vaccine by New Zealand minister of
health -- The New Zealand Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall, has
asked the Ministry of Health officials to urgently advise him on issues
raised about a "swine flu" vaccine produced by Baxter International Inc.
This follows his receipt of a letter raising concerns about whether
vaccines produced by Baxter for "swine flu" can be trusted.
Explosion in Argentina of H1N12 fatalities -- According to data
provided by the Situation Room, there are more than 2,000 cases
reported, of which 400 were confirmed as positive.Of the 15 deaths
corresponding to node Rosario, Santa Fe to two and the rest of the
Preparing for civil unrest by Claire Wolfe -- The most remarkable
thing about civil unrest is that there hasn't been more of it.
Innovation: When advertising meets surveillance -- Innovation is a
regular column that highlights emerging technological ideas and where
they may lead.
This sunspot is going nuts!!! -- This is just a baby....wait till a
big one comes!!
Today in History July 7, 2009
1754 - Kings College opened in New York City. It was renamed Columbia
College 30 years later.
1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after
the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1862 - The first railroad post office was tested on the Hannibal and St.
Joseph Railroad in Missouri.
1865 - Four people were hanged in Washington, DC, after being convicted
of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate U.S. President
1885 - G. Moore Peters patented the cartridge-loading machine.
1898 - The United States annexed Hawaii.
1920 - A device known as the radio compass was used for the first time
on a U.S. Navy airplane near Norfolk, VA.
1930 - Construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the
1981 - U.S. President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge
Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S.
1987 - Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began.
2000 - Cisco Systems Inc. announced that it would buy Netiverse Inc. for
$210 million in stock. It was the 13th time Cisco had purchased a
company in 2000.
2003 - In Liberia, a team of U.S. military experts arrived at the U.S.
embassy compound to assess whether to deploy troops as part of a
peacekeeping force in the country.
Liberation - Information -- This website provides critical
information concerning the Bird/Swine HOAX!! It also contains a Legal
Document (Downloadable) for filing charges! GET THIS INFORMATION TO
EVERYONE YOU CAN!!! (Thanks Billy-Joe)!!
Medvedev agree to deal to cut nuke weapons -- Check out the flag
In Canada: 4 chemicals used in consumer products slapped with toxic
label -- The federal government on Friday declared four chemicals
widely used in paints, varnishes, stains and industrial cleaners as
toxic to human health, paving the way for their possible ban in
puts brakes on private toll roads -- Lawmakers quit the Capitol on
Thursday after refusing Gov. Rick Perry's pleas to extend the state's
authority to enter long-term contracts with private toll-road developers
beyond this summer.
Lays Off Production Staff After FDA Seizure -- The FDA seized drugs
and pharmaceutical ingredients June 25 made at Caraco's Detroit,
Farmington Hills and Wixom locations. The FDA said the seizure was based
on "the company's continued failure to meet the FDA's
current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements."
Airline considers making people stand during flight -- Ryanair is
considering proposals to make some of its customers stand during
flights. The low-cost airline would charge passengers less on "bar
stools" with seat belts around their waists.
UM Study: Chemicals In Consumer Products May Cause Early Birth --
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health found
that women who deliver prematurely have, on average, up to three times
the phthalate level in their urine compared to women who carry to term.
people die after bird flu vaccine trial in Poland -- Three Polish
doctors and six nurses are facing criminal prosecution after a number of
homeless people died following medical trials for a vaccine to the H5N1
First Nations pandemic teams bracing for fall flu carnage -- A day
after Manitoba marked its fifth death from the H1N1 virus, or swine flu,
First Nations emergency planners in the province gathered on Monday to
talk about how to prevent carnage in their communities this fall, when
the flu is expected to surge.
Few people changed their behavior in early stages of swine flu outbreak
-- Few people changed their behaviour in the early stages of the swine
flu outbreak, finds a study published on bmj.com today. But the results
do support efforts to inform the public about specific actions that can
reduce the risks from swine flu and to communicate about the
government's plans and resources.
Consumer warning on swine flu vaccines - video by Barbara Loe Fisher
-- Specialty drug maker Baxter International Inc. says it's in "full
scale" production of a swine flu vaccine. The vaccine will be
commercially available in July.
Legal action you can take against forced vaccinations -- To defend
yourself and your countrymen you can now take legal steps using
documents journalist Jane Burgermeister has created specifically for
this purpose. After many days of intense effort and two failed attempts
due to hackers, Jane has these documents ready to be downloaded. She
gives them freely with the hope that others will follow her lead in
standing up for their rights while there is still time.
dangerous vaccines and threat of global pandemic -- Although
international law prohibits the use of chemical and bacteriological
weapons, America has had an active biological warfare program since at
least the 1940s. Read More...
orders 300,000 doses of untested swine flu vaccine for health workers
-- The government is spending millions of dollars to import a swine flu
vaccination for front line health workers – even though it has not been
licensed yet. It has ordered 300,000 doses of the vaccine but it is
unlikely to be available until December.
Swine flu worries spark Cambridge MA jail riot -- Inmate fears over
an apparent swine flu outbreak sparked a riot at the Middlesex County
Jail in Cambridge on Sunday.
National Strategic Plan for Emergency Department Management of Outbreaks
of Novel H1N1 Infuenza -- “ Even with the support of tools and
policies, it will be incumbent on the hospital to have a plan or
strategy for bringing together the appropriate personnel who can make
the best decisions possible ….” AHRQ Providing Mass Medical Care with
Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Gui.
National Guard Train to Kill “Militia Insurgents” in Exercise -- The
Missouri National Guard is training to engage in combat with “militia”
groups, according to the News Tribune. “During the battalion’s annual
training exercise, eight members of the Jefferson City-based unit,
acting as a fictitious militant group, attempted to disrupt the
battalion’s operations through attacks and harassment. The battalion’s
other two units, the Kansas City-based 205th Area Support Medical
Company, and the Springfield based 206th Area Support Medical Company,
fended off the attacks while performing their medical duties,” the
newspaper reported on June 30.
From Farm to Pharma: How Animals Ended Up Living in Confined Feedlots
Guzzling Antibiotics -- Pharmaceutical corporations claimed that
with antibiotics, the stress of the crowded conditions of confinement
could be overcome. Again, the federal agencies did not challenge these
claims. So, the path was paved for today's industrial bacon bins,
chicken factories, and feedlots where pigs, chickens, and beef cows are
raised in cramped conditions and treated with several chemical additives
and drugs to keep them from getting sick in crowded cells and pens.
Paging The President -- A day before the American president was
scheduled to meet with opposition and civil society groups in Russia,
NEWSWEEK spoke with human rights activists, politicians, and experts
about what they expect from the summit. From the article: I will tell
President Obama about Russia's dozens of political prisoners--opposition
activists, scientists, and businessmen. We will judge him by whether or
not he has a clear plan for Russia. But we wish to highlight that Russia
Facebook to make "Billions" Within Five Years -- Facebook will
likely be posting billions of dollars in revenue in five years, up from
about $500 million this year, according to Silicon Valley entrepreneur
Mark Andreessen who sits on Facebook's board.
torpedoes Fed Reserve audit, but House plan already has majority support
-- Members of the U.S. Senate today rejected a proposal for an audit of
the Federal Reserve, the private institution that virtually controls
U.S. interest rates, money supply and other economic influences.
Anti REAL ID governors serially discredited (MArk Sanford & Sarah
Palin are 2 of them) -- Something is definitely amiss in the Anti-Real
ID political community. Amid chatter of neo-con infiltration in various
Republican grassroots groups, 2 of the 5 original Governors in States
opposed to the Real ID Act [Maine, Alaska, New Hampshire, South Carolina
& Montana] seem to have been serially removed from effectiveness in
truth behind depleted uranium contamination and it's usage --
There has been significant publicity about the use of Depleted Uranium
(DU) munitions, its ability to travel very long distances and the
consequences to our health.
Drug tests are flagging natural products for narcotics-tea tree oil &
chocolate tested positive for marijuana? -- Police in the United
States and Canada have been arresting people when their natural health,
food and body products falsely test positive for drugs.
Documents: Militarizing the US "Homeland": NORTHCOM's Tasking - Army
Continuity of Operations Program (COOP)
reported in a panic after chemtrail planes forced down in India &
Nigeria By: Sorcha Faal -- Russian Military Analysts are reporting
in the Kremlin that US Military Forces are “panicked” over the forced
landings ordered by Indian and Nigerian Air Forces of two Ukrainian
AN-124 aircraft [photo top left] operated by the United States Air Force
and based at their gigantic, but secretive, Diego Garcia air base
located in the Indian Ocean.
Atlantic City Expressway may shift to all electronic tolls -- South
Jersey Transportation Authority's board has endorsed a $56k report by
Wilbur Smith Associates to lay out the implications of moving to
all-electronic tolling (AET) as compared to upgrading obsolete
electronic and cash collection and providing open road lanes on the
Atlantic City Expressway (ACE). Sharon Gordon spokesman for the south
Jersey toller says the board now expect to make a decision this fall
after the WSA report is received. Michael Kolb of TTI is consulting
engineer on the project.
GMO corn: France rejects report by EU food agency -- In a joint
statement, the French ecology and agriculture ministries said the
Italy-based European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) had failed to take
into account requests to change the way it evaluated the risk.
Research shows cell phone towers can predict the next big flood --
Researchers from Tel Aviv University say they have found a novel and
reliable way to help predict the intensity of the next big flood, using
common cell phone towers across the United States. Their model, which
analyzes cell phone signals, adds a critical component to weather
forecasting never before available.
Oldest Bible made whole again online -- The surviving parts of the
world's oldest Bible were reunited online Monday, generating excitement
among scholars striving to unlock its mysteries.
Solved: Riddle of Siberia's flattened forest -- A massive explosion
that flattened an entire forest in northern Russia over an area of 800
square miles more than a century ago was almost certainly caused by the
Earth colliding with a comet, according to a study by rocket scientists
in the United States.
Paul strikes gold -- Why the oft-marginalized congressman is the
greatest threat to Obama’s regulatory plan.
Today in History July 6, 2009
1699 - Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, MA, and
deported back to England.
1777 - British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American
1854 - In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention.
1858 - Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine.
1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The
child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur
1905 - Fingerprints were exchanged for the first time between officials
in Europe and the U.S. The person in question was John Walker.
1919 - A British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It
completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
1923 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established.
1932 - The postage rate for first class mail in the U.S. went from
2-cents to 3-cents.
1945 - U.S. President Truman signed an order creating the Medal of
1981 - The Dupont Company announced an agreement to purchase Conoco,
Inc. (Continental Oil Co.) for $7 billion. At the time it was the
largest merger in corporate history.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay
women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender.
1988 - Several popular beaches were closed in New York City due to
medical waste and other debris began washing up on the seashores.
1989 - The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an
ammunition plant in Karnack, TX. The dismantling was under the terms of
the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
1997 - The Mars Pathfinder released Sojourner, a robot rover on the
surface of Mars. The spacecraft landed on the red planet on July 4th.
The Fat Lady Hasn't Sung Yet -- Judging from the market's immediate
reaction to the jobs news--a wicked 223-point dive that day in the Dow
Jones Industrials--obviously a lot of investors are signaling that they,
too, believe Inmelt is all wet in his positive economic outlook.
McKinney speaks from prison in Israel -- This is Cynthia McKinney,
I'm speaking from an Israeli prison cellblock in Ramle. [I am one of]
the Free Gaza 21, human rights activists currently imprisoned for trying
to take medical supplies to Gaza, building supplies and even toys and
crayons - I had a suitcase full of crayons for the children. Read
McKinney Back in U.S. from Israeli Jail -- Former Georgia
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was scheduled to return from Tel Aviv on
a flight that landed in New York at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.
Computer Failure Snarls Flights at O'Hare -- A computer problem
temporarily disrupted United Airlines flights at O'Hare International
Airport on Thursday, causing long delays and lines for travelers headed
out for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Major Outage at Seattle Data Center -- Multiple data centers at
Seattle’s Fisher Plaza are offline after a fire in an electrical vault,
which has left much of the complex without power and generator support.
The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America -- Over the last 25
years, America has seen a disturbing militarization of its civilian law
enforcement, along with a dramatic and unsettling rise in the use of
paramilitary police units (most commonly called Special Weapons and
Tactics, or SWAT) for routine police work.
Website-Botched police raids in America-interactive map -- An
interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released
in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of
Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko.
Sandstorms plague Iraq and are getting worse -- These sandstorms
still hover over the capital. It coats parked cars in a tan frosting. It
seeps under windowsills and doorways. It grits the teeth and stings the
eyes. It clogs rifles and etches scrimshaw across sniper scopes. And it
kills people. Read More...
Thoughts for the Day from our friend Mike Tawse In the UK --
Learning Is Not A Memory Test -
The Gift Of Learning -
The Door To Success.
How computers can harm your children's future...by damaging their brains
-- Children who spend hour after hour on the computer may be damaging a
vital part of their brains. Here, in a stark warning, Baroness Susan
Greenfield, director of the Royal Institution and Oxford Professor of
Synaptic Pharmacology, explains how this could be creating a generation
blighted by obesity and gambling.
touches down for Moscow summit -- Arms control is expected to
dominate the two-day meeting with Russian leaders, the first of its kind
since the early part of the George W. Bush presidency.
parties from sea to shining sea-more than 2,000 -- More than 2,000
tea parties from coast to coast attracted hundreds of thousands tax and
Big Government protesters on Independence Day – perhaps the biggest July
4 political event in America since the proclamation of the Declaration
state media: 140 killed in riots in west -- More than 800 hurt in
protests started by ethnic Muslim group, officials say.
Plant disease hit Eastern US vegetable plants -- Tomato plants have
been removed from stores in half a dozen states as a destructive and
infectious plant disease makes its earliest and most widespread
appearance ever in the eastern United States.
WHO warns swine flu unstoppable -- The UN's top health official has
opened a forum in Mexico on combating swine flu by saying that the
spread of the virus worldwide is now unstoppable.
Group focuses ire on Monsanto -- The Organization for Competitive
Markets will hold its annual conference on August 7 in St. Louis to
discuss what it sees as unfairness between farmers and ranchers and the
corporations with whom they do business.
$102 billion a year on 800 worldwide military bases is bankrupting the
country -- We're building new "embassies" that run close to $1
billion and host countries keep jacking the rent for existing bases.
TV: Vaccine created illnesses-Garth Nicholson video -- Can vaccines
cause chronic illnesses? Dr. Garth Nicholson, microbiologist and
director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine, says yes.
Speed cameras disabled in Arizona & France-the people fight back!!!
-- Vigilantes in Arizona have declared their independence from speed
cameras. Over the past two weeks, Post-It Notes have been placed on
mobile speed camera vans operated on Phoenix-area freeways by Redflex
Traffic Systems, an Australian company. As a result of the notes,
photographs taken by the unmanned Ford SUVs are unusable for ticketing
Experts call for diversified reserve currency ahead of G8 summit --
The declining US dollar could not play the long term role as the world’s
single reserve currency and a more diversified global currency system
should be formed, prominent experts said Saturday at a global think tank
summit in Beijing, days ahead of the G8 meeting this week.
Incandescent bulbs return to the cutting edge -- “Due to the 2007
federal energy bill that phases out inefficient incandescent light bulbs
beginning in 2012, we are finally seeing a race” to develop more
efficient ones, said Noah Horowitz, senior scientist with the Natural
Resources Defense Council.
NSA plans massive
data center in Utah -- The National Security Agency was so confident
that its nearly $2 billion plan for a new data center in Utah would be
approved by Congress that it began designing the facility last November.
A secret history of dissent in the all volunteer military -- The
All-Volunteer Force (AVF) exists for a reason captured in a study by
Colonel Robert D. Heinl, Jr., author of the "definitive history of the
Marine Corps," published in Armed Forces Journal in 1971. Read More...
2 centuries on, a cryptologist cracks a presidential code -- For
more than 200 years, buried deep within Thomas Jefferson's
correspondence and papers, there lay a mysterious cipher -- a coded
message that appears to have remained unsolved. Until now.
White House to hold swine flu summit -- The White House said
Thursday it would hold a high-level meeting next week bringing together
top government officials to prepare for the possibility of a more severe
outbreak of A(H1N1) flu.
North American integration agenda continues -- North American
integration is a deep-rooted agenda that continues on many different
fronts. This has not changed under an Obama administration. Posted on
the U.S. Department of State’s website calendar of events is the fifth
annual North American Leaders Summit, which is set to take place August
8-11 in Mexico. Read More...
Even cockroaches get fat on bad food -- As part of a decade's worth
of research on cockroaches, Patricia Moore of the University of Exeter
studied how female cockroaches change their mating behavior in response
to their diet, specifically what they eat when they are young.
bill fines people for refusing health coverage -- Americans who
refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of
more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by
key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Barack Obama's top
Suicide warnings on 2 anti-smoking drugs -- Federal drug regulators
warned Wednesday that patients taking two popular drugs to stop smoking
should be watched closely for signs of serious mental illness, as
reports mount of suicides among the drugs’ users.
Search the TSA
No-Fly List -- Search the NO FLY list from the Terrorist Security
YouTube: Police State - The Militarization of the Police Force in USA
-- Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active
law via food control -- HR 2749 is a strange bill in many ways.
While the other “food safety” bills have been around since winter,
allowing for much public discussion on the internet, HR 2749 has only
suddenly appeared. It is a mutant conglomeration of the worst of the
other bills, with the addition of one very original part – martial law.
Pennsylvania House unanimously passes bill to ban forced implantation of
microchips -- the Philadelphia Democrat introduced a bill, passed
unanimously last week by the House, that would ban the forced
implantation of computer chips in humans.
G-8 surveys financial crisis aftershocks -- Eight of the world's
most powerful leaders gather in an Italian earthquake zone this week to
thrash out a common strategy on how to absorb the tremors of global
recession, climate change and Iran.
Frankincense Essential Oil and lecture on Human Growth Hormone
YOUNG LIVING TRAINING on Age Related Macular Degeneration and the use of
Today in History July 3, 2009
1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army
at Cambridge, MA.
1844 - Ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiated a commercial
treaty with China that opened five Chinese ports to U.S. merchants and
protected the rights of American citizens in China.
1863 - The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three
days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops
1871 - The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company introduced the
first narrow-gauge locomotive. It was called the "Montezuma."
1878 - John Wise flew the first dirigible in Lancaster, PA.
1880 - "Science" began publication. Thomas Edison had provided the
1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state to join the United States of America.
1901 - The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, committed its last American
robbery near Wagner, MT. They took $65,000 from a Great Northern train.
1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between
Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.
1924 - Clarence Birdseye founded the General Seafood Corp.
1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration.
1934 - U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) made its first
payment to Lydia Losiger.
1945 - The first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was
driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit,
MI. Production had been diverted due to World War II.
1981 - The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare illnesses
afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan presided over a ceremony in New York Harbor
that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
1991 - U.S. President George Bush formally inaugurated the Mount
Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
Declaration of Independence -- When is the last time You read it?
Independence now & forever -- As we approach Independence Day, it
behooves us to recall the principles of America's founding, especially
in light of the ongoing attempt by today's political and commercial
leaders to merge the United States into a hemispheric government. In
fact, the clarion call for independence is just as fundamental, just as
revolutionary as it was 233 years ago.
Rare copy of Declaration of Independence found -- British
researchers have announced the discovery of a rare original copy of
America's Declaration of Independence — just in time for the Fourth of
of Dissent in the U.S. Military Are Growing -- From suicide to
desertion to refusal to deploy -- service members' dissent may be
growing into something far larger.
more banks fail -- Six Illinois banks and one bank in Texas were
shuttered Thursday as government regulators proposed new rules for
private equity firms seeking to take over failed banks.
pastor Tasered during church member's traffic stop -- WEBSTER,
Texas—Webster police used a Taser on a pastor and pepper spray to
disperse members of his congregation Wednesday after they said the
pastor tried to interfere with a traffic stop of a member of his church.
EU food agency claims GMO maize is safe -- A genetically modified
strain of maize, banned in some EU countries, poses no risk to health or
the environment, the European Food Safety Authority declared Tuesday.
Border agents to dump Agent Orange like chemical to kill all plant life
along US-Mexico border -- The Border Patrol has temporarily
postponed -- but refused to cancel -- plans to use helicopters to spray
herbicide along the banks of the Rio Grande between the cities of
Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in order to kill a fast-growing
river cane that provides cover for undocumented migrants, smugglers and
other border crossers.
Russians order flight changes after massive magnetic shift downs
airliners -- Reports circulating in the Kremlin today are saying
that Russian Air Force Commanders have issued warnings to all of their
aircraft to exercise “extreme caution” during flights “in and around” an
area defined as Latitude 17 North [North Atlantic Ocean] Latitude 3
South [South Atlantic Ocean] to Latitude 8 North [Indian Ocean] Latitude
19 South [Indian Ocean] between the Longitudes of 46 West, 33 West, 46
East and 33 East, and which covers the greater part of the African
Climate bill may force home energy audits -- The American Clean
Energy and Security Act is aimed at reducing the nation’s energy
consumption. If passed, how will it affect you?
Bomb detection CEO named to head DARPA -- Mechanical engineer and
defense entrepreneur Regina Dugan has been named the new director of
Darpa, the Pentagon’s premier research arm.
fed up with out of control airport searches -- The Transportation
Security Administration has moved beyond just checking for weapons and
explosives. It’s now training airport screeners to spot anything
suspicious, and then honoring them when searches lead to arrests for
crimes like drug possession and credit-card fraud.
Swine flu "cannot be contained" -- The rising numbers of swine flu
cases mean trying to contain the virus is no longer an option, the
flu vaccine made in Europe -- The first doses of an H1N1 swine flu
vaccine have been produced in Europe - but it will be around two months
before any is distributed.
New dog flu strain worrying pet owners -- According to scientists,
the dog flu first appeared in horses before mutating and affecting dogs,
and although it hasn't jumped to humans yet, experts say that enough new
cases are popping up to warrant a new vaccine.
dog foods may deliver toxic doses of fluoride! -- Study raises
questions about use of bone meal, animal by-products and other cheap
West Virginia Turnpike tolls to increase 60%! -- The West Virginia
Parkways Authority, which oversees the state turnpike, voted unanimously
on Wednesday, July 1, to increase tolls by 60 percent for cars and
Controversial Taser shotgun weapon launched -- The controversial
Taser range of weapons, used by police forces in the UK to deliver
electric shocks via metal barbs fired from a pistol shaped device, has
been extended to include a shotgun launched option.
losses up in June -- U.S. employers cut far more jobs than expected
last month and the unemployment rate hit 9.5 percent, the highest in
nearly 26 years, underscoring the likelihood of a long, slow recovery
Forbes layoff tracker -- Number of layoffs since Nov. 1, 2008, at
America's 500 largest public companies: 579,372.
Daily -- Interesting. Check it out.
The EPA silences a climate skeptic -- The professional penalty for
offering a contrary view to elites like Al Gore is a smear campaign.
Court to defendant-stop blasting that man's mind (interesting story)
-- Man goes to court to stop his former business associate from blasting
him with mind-altering electromagnetic radiation. The court decided in
the mans favor, and issued a first-of-its-kind order of protection,
banning the defendant from using “electronic means” to further harass
is vulnerable to EMP attack -- If a small atomic bomb were to
explode 400km above Chicago it could fry all electronically-based
technology from Chicago to Dallas affecting the infrastructure of all
major cities on the east coast and as far as South Dakota. Read More...
Lawsuit now accuses Xe contractor of murder, kidnapping & child
prostitution -- A just-amended lawsuit alleges six additional
instances of unprovoked attacks on Iraqi civilians by Blackwater
Today in History July 2, 2009
1776 - Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American colonies "are,
and of right ought to be, free and independent States" was adopted by
the Continental Congress.
1850 - B.J. Lane patented the gas mask.
1857 - New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for
1881 - Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounded U.S. President James A.
Garfield in Washington, DC.
1890 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1926 - The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps.
1937 - American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the
Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the
1947 - An object crashed near Roswell, NM. The U.S. Army Air Force
insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to
speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.
1964 - U.S. President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights Act of 1964" into
law. The act made it illegal in the U.S. to discriminate against others
because of their race.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration for
males 18 years of age.
1985 - General Motors announced that it was installing electronic road
maps as an option in some of its higher-priced cars.
1998 - Cable News Network (CNN) retracted a story that alleged that U.S.
commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the
The People Federal Lawsuit to Ban All Electronic Voting Heads for Trial
-- Discovery Begins, Jury Will Decide the Law!
UK/USA Defeated: Ahmadinejad Wins Yet Again! -- Despite the stiff
anti-Ahmadinejad campaign spearheaded by the US-inspired opposition
leader Mir Hossein Mousavi on behalf of the anti-Islamc forces,
including some quirky and spoilt Muslims, to see the end of the
victorious president Mahmoud, Ahmadinejad has been declared reelected
for the second time.
Health… Taming Nature’s Fury! by Mike Tawse in the UK -- Update from
Mike Tawse - our friend from the UK who has the website My Serrapeptase
Adventure. Please check it out in your spare time.
Marines Launch Major Operation in Afghanistan -- Thousands of U.S.
Marines descended upon the volatile Helmand River valley in helicopters
and armored convoys early Thursday, mounting an operation that
represents the first large-scale test of the U.S. military's new
counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.
House Joint Resolution 5 to repeal 22nd amendment (Obama looking to
third term)? -- Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United
States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby
removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve
declares fiscal emergency -- The emergency means that the state may
start issuing IOU's instead of checks as soon as Wednesday.
Louisiana Parish revolts against speed cameras -- Neither the
churches nor law enforcement in Livingston Parish, Louisiana want
anything to do with photo radar. In a statement yesterday, the parish
sheriff's office explained that it has become fed up with Redflex
Traffic Systems, the Australian company that uses a Ford Escape SUV to
issue automated tickets worth between $100 and $464 each within the
Big pay packages return to Wall Street -- Business is back on Wall
Street. If the good times continue to roll, lofty pay packages may be
set for a comeback as well.
Goldman Sachs behind every market crash since 1920s -- Goldman Sachs
has played a crucial role in creating every market bubble since the
1920s -- and has profited from not only the bubbles, but from the crash
that followed as well, says a new expose in Rolling Stone magazine.
Passport details to be kept on ID register despite card U-turn --
British citizens who apply for or renew their passport will be
automatically registered on the national identity card database under
regulations to be approved by MPs in the next few weeks.
Payrolls probably fell, unemployment hits 26 year high -- Employers
in the U.S. probably cut an additional 365,000 jobs in June, a
government report may show today, offering little evidence the Obama
administration’s stimulus package is shoring up the labor market.
Fuel tax could be replaced with by the mile tax -- The year is 2020
and the gasoline tax is history. In its place you get a monthly tax bill
based on each mile you drove — tracked by a Global Positioning System
device in your car and uploaded to a billing center. What once was
science fiction is being field-tested by the University of Iowa to iron
out the wrinkles should a by-the-mile road tax ever be enacted.
Smart Card to protect patients from radiation -- A Smart Card
project to log how much radiation a person receives in the course of a
lifetime is among the latest efforts by the Vienna based United Nations
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners to ensure
better protection of patients from any unnecessary exposure.
Federal agents conducting house by house gun checks -- The Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) agents are in the midst
of fanning out across Texas in order to conduct house by house
investigations into what the agency deems numerous “suspicious” firearms
transactions and as a means to combat “narco-terrorism” along the U.S.
Solutions for forced vaccinations & flu pandemics -- In response to
several readers concern over the issues presented by the article Watch
Out for Flying Syringes, GMO Food Vaccines, and Forced Vaccinations,
here are some solutions. Most of the solutions suggested are for
vaccination induced disease syndrome (VIDS) or post vaccination syndrome
(PVS). Some are for the flu itself.
US may need 600 million(!) swine flu doses -- Among the issues to be
resolved are the amount of vaccine likely to be available, the timing of
the vaccine's availability, how it would be distributed, who would
provide the shots, who would pay for them and whether it will be
possible to track potential side effects.
Python strangles 2-year-old girl in Florida home -- A man woke up
Wednesday morning and found his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter being
strangled by his 8.5-foot pet albino Burmese python, according to Sumter
County sheriff's officials. How so very sad...please be aware if you
have these pets to make sure it is IMPOSSIBLE for that pet to escape!!!
Digital Angel announces active tag for livestock -- Although the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service (APHIS) does not require the use of RFID for tracking livestock,
it does recommend the technology as a means of doing so, as part of the
National Animal Identification System, a voluntary tracking system.
Producers may also utilize ear tags that have only a printed number,
rather than both a printed number and an integrated RFID tag.
rights activists arrested off Gaza coast-Rep Cynthia McKinney is one of
them -- British and Irish people are among a group of 21 human
rights activists arrested by the Israeli authorities, campaigners
Big Pharma pushes statin drugs for 40 year olds -- Statins, the
cholesterol-lowering drugs, should be prescribed to millions of people
over 40 even if they do not have heart disease, research suggests.
Researchers agreed that statins should be given to people without
established heart disease but with risk factors such as high blood
pressure and diabetes.
anti smoking drugs to carry mental health warnings -- The FDA said
Chantix and Zyban will carry the warnings to alert consumers to the
risks of depression and suicidal thoughts when using the drugs.
Common chemo drug kills women -- A new study from the Research on
Adverse Drug Events and Reports (RADAR) pharmacovigilance program at
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has identified
another side effect caused by a commonly used chemotherapy drug --
CA. to have checkpoints not for DUI but to search for fireworks on July
4 -- The city will set police checkpoints on July 4 to search for
fireworks near hillside areas.Violators are subject to confiscation and
impound of vehicles, up to one year in jail and fines up to $50,000.
Register: Disposition of Dept of Energy excess Depleted Uranium, natural
uranium -- SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE, the
Department) has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the
Disposition of DOE Excess Depleted Uranium (DU), Natural Uranium (NU),
and Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) (DOE/EA-1607).
Scientists re-engineering brain cells with lasers -- Scientists are
working on genetically engineered laser-controlled brain cells.
Reverse Mortgages Leave Seniors at Risk, GAO Says -- The Department
of Housing and Urban Development has left elderly borrowers vulnerable
to abusive lending practices because of shortcomings in programs that
offer reverse mortgages, according to a report released yesterday by the
Today in History July 1, 2009
1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.
1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg
1874 - The Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo opened as the first zoo
in the United States.
1893 - The first bicycle race track in America to be made out of wood
was opened in San Francisco, CA.
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his
"Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.
1905 - The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of
Agriculture. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy,
diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future
1909 - Thomas Edison began commercially manufacturing his new "A" type
alkaline storage batteries.
1934 - The Federal Communications Commission replaced the Federal Radio
Commission as the regulator of broadcasting in the United States.
1940 - In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened to traffic.
The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7, 1940.
1941 - Bulova Watch Company sponsored the first TV commercial in New
York City, NY.
1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal
income tax from paychecks.
1945 - New York established the New York State Commission Against
Discrimination to prevent discrimination in employment because of race,
creed or natural origin. It was the first such agency in the U.S.
1946 - U.S. President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 that
incorporated the Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit
organization. The Civil Air Patrol was created on December 1, 1941.
1946 - The U.S. exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in
the Pacific Ocean.
1948 - The price of a subway ride in New York City was increased from 5
cents to 10.
1960 - Somalia gained its independence from Britain through the
unification of Somaliland with Italian Somalia.
1961 - The first community air-raid shelter was built. The shelter in
Boise, ID had a capacity of 1,000 people and family memberships sold for
1963 - The U.S. postmaster introduced the five-digit ZIP (Zoning
Improvement Plan) code.
1966 - The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
1968 - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was signed by 60 countries.
It limited the spreading of nuclear material for military purposes. On
May 11, 1995, the treaty was extended indefinitely.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for
2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans
1981 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that candidates for federal office
had an "affirmative right" to go on national television. .
1999 - The U.S. Justice Department released new regulations that granted
the attorney general sole power to appoint and oversee special counsels.
The 1978 independent-counsel statute expired on June 30.
Congress members support Fed audit bill -- A couple dozen more
members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors to a plan from Rep.
Ron Paul, R-Texas, that would subject the Federal Reserve to an audit,
bringing to 245 the supporters so far.
Ron Paul Wins Support to Audit Fed Reserve
Cap & trade bill will lead to capitol fight by Ron Paul -- In my
last column, I joked that with public spending out of control and the
piling on of the international bailout bill, economic collapse seems to
be the goal of Congress. It is getting harder to joke about such a thing
however, as the non-partisan General Accounting Office (GAO) has
estimated that the administration's health care plan would actually cost
over a trillion dollars. This reality check may have given us a
temporary reprieve on this particular disastrous policy, however an
equally disastrous energy policy reared its ugly head on Capitol Hill
brace for shutdowns -- Time is running out for the legislatures in
Arizona, California, Indiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania to solve
Worldwide Depression: Review of Global Markets by Bob Chapman -- As
you have already seen this is a worldwide depression and no one will
escape. Europe’s economy is already in a shambles as is the US economy.
Inflation will rage all over the world, because every nation has created
massive amounts of money and credit as demanded by US and British
elitists. They have all overmedicated the patient. As the Broadway hit
play of many years ago told us, we are going to have to go through a
“Period of Adjustment.”
your post office be closing? -- As mail volume declines, the US
Postal Service could shutter up to 3,200 post offices and retail
outlets. Most people say they understand -- unless it's their post
America's Most Endangered Malls -- To gauge which malls are in
trouble, U.S. News analyzed data from Green Street Advisors, an
investment research firm in Newport Beach, Calif., that specializes in
publicly owned real estate companies. Their data includes occupancy
rates, sales per square foot, and quality grades for about 650 of
America's biggest shopping centers. The average property in the data set
has sales of about $420 per square foot and an occupancy rate of 92
percent, good for an A- grade.
to provide more police, staff to UN Army -- The United States is
prepared to provide more military observers, police, and civilian staff
to beef up the U.N.'s far-flung peacekeeping operations, the U.S.
ambassador said Monday.
Illinois Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli
O157:H7 Contamination -- Valley Meats LLC, a Coal Valley, Ill.,
establishment is recalling approximately 95,898 pounds of ground beef
products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
OSU Center for Health Sciences | Morgellons Disease
Top 10 best states for personal freedom -- These states were
compiled by the Mercatus Center, a nonprofit public policy research
center affiliated with George Mason University.
panel: Eliminate Vicodin & other similar drugs because of side effects
-- Government experts say prescription drugs like Vicodin and Percocet
that combine a popular painkiller with stronger narcotics should be
eliminated because of their role in deadly overdoses.
Doctor gets 8 years in prison for HIV/Medicare scam-treated patients who
did not need it -- A Miami physician was sentenced Monday to eight
years in prison after admitting he fraudulently prescribed HIV therapy
for Medicare patients who didn't need or get the treatment, costing the
government program millions of dollars.
Pentagon: Stop biothreats before they spread -- Viruses are
spreading faster than ever — it took the Swine Flu less than a month to
infect over 1,800 people in 72 countries. No wonder the Pentagon is
looking to turbocharge the response to pathogens, stopping the bugs
before they even start.
legalizes hemp cultivation -- Oregon’s House of Representatives
voted Monday night to legalize the cultivation of hemp, becoming the
sixth state to do so just this year.
Vaccine expert reveals what you should know before you roll up your
sleeve -- Read Dr. Tenpenny's well documented findings in the form
of questions everyone should be asking.
leak from lab cause swine flu pandemic? -- It has swept across the
world killing at least 300 people and infecting thousands more. Yet the
swine flu pandemic might not have happened had it not been for the
accidental release of the same strain of influenza virus from a research
laboratory in the late 1970s, according to a new study.
Swine flu vaccine close as Australian death toll rises -- Australian
researchers Monday said a swine flu vaccine could be ready in months as
the worst-hit Asia-Pacific country reported two more deaths linked to
the virus, taking the total to six.
Talk show hosts may be accomplices under hate bill -- The Hate
Crimes Prevention Act which has passed the House of Representatives by
an overwhelming margin is now facing hearings in the Senate. There are
already similar hate crime laws in place, however, this bill imposes
much stronger federal enforcement, which is a clear violation of the
Will 2 flus mix in Indonesia experts worry -- Indonesia's first
cases of the new H1N1 flu have raised concerns that if the virus spreads
it could combine with the entrenched and deadly H5N1 avian influenza to
create a more lethal strain of flu. Even if this worst-case scenario did
not occur, experts say populous, developing countries such as Indonesia,
India or Egypt, where healthcare systems can be rudimentary, will suffer
more deaths from the new virus.
Inquiry called into suppressed climate change report -- A top
Republican senator has ordered an investigation into the Environmental
Protection Agency's alleged suppression of a report that questioned the
science behind global warming.
The Honduran coup: Another US destabilization program -- While
publicly opposing the military coup that ousted Honduran President
Manuel Zelaya on Sunday, the Obama administration on Monday indicated
that it will not cut off aid to the Central American country or demand
Email patterns can predict impending doom -- EMAIL logs can provide
advance warning of an organization reaching crisis point. That's the
tantalising suggestion to emerge from the pattern of messages exchanged
by Enron employees.
DHS seeks volunteer guard for border drug war -- Senior officials
say the Obama administration is developing plans to seek up to 1,500
National Guard volunteers to step up the military's counterdrug efforts
along the Mexican border.
The emperor's seven signing statements -- Lawless detention is the
least of it. State secrets and warrantless spying scrape the surface.
Drone attacks and ongoing torture begin to touch it. But central to the
power of an emperor, and the catastrophes that come from the existence
of an emperor, is the elimination of any other force within the
government. Signing statements eliminate congress. Not that congress
objects. Asking congress to reclaim its power produces nervous giggles.