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MAY 2008

Ron Paul Rally In Branson, Missouri TONIGHT Friday the 30th! -- Ron Paul rally in Branson, MO at the Tri Lakes Center, 2527 State Hwy 248. The doors will open at 6:00, Ron Paul will speak at 7:00. The rally is open to the public with preferred seating for delegates and alternates.

Europe fuel protests spread wider -- Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices have spread to more countries across Europe, with thousands of fishermen on strike.

White Phosphorus Anger: Could Fallujah Bombing Be Behind Birth Defects? -- Did US Army Cause Iraq Birth Defects? Families in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are calling for an investigation into their claims of a rise in the number of birth defects.

USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11 -- Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. Read More...

Earthquake News: Magnitude 6.2 - ICELAND -- 2008 May 29 15:46:00 UTC.

Michael Calderone's Blog: CNN's Yellin: Network execs killed critical White House stories -- "The press corps was under enormous pressure from corporate executives, frankly, to make sure that this was a war presented in a way that was consistent with the patriotic fever in the nation and the president's high approval ratings," Yellin said.

RFID-enabled Tix to Olympics' Opening Ceremonies to Include Passport Data -- The Chinese Olympic Committee for the 2008 Games has revealed that all tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies will include RFID-enabled microchips with spectators' passport information and home and e-mail addresses, among other sensitive personal info.

Study looks into healing properties of gator blood -- The ability of alligators to survive wounds in the wild has raised
research interest in the antibiotic possibilities of the reptiles' blood.

Ohio Parents Told Of Explosion BUT Not Told It was just a  Drill -- An automated message system told parents of a large explosion at a southwest Ohio elementary school, sending moms and dads into a panic before officials could clarify that it was all just a drill.

Inquiry into 'poisonous' cabin air launched by Government -- An investigation into health threats posed by air circulating in aircraft has been launched by the Government.

Foreclosures in Military Towns Surge at Four Times U.S. Rate -- In the midst of the worst surge in mortgage defaults in seven decades, foreclosures in U.S. towns where soldiers live are increasing at a pace almost four times the national average, according to data compiled by research firm RealtyTrac Inc. in Irvine, California. Foreclosure filings in 10 towns and cities within 10 miles of military facilities, including Norfolk, Virginia, home of the Navy's largest base, rose by an average 217 percent from January through April from a year earlier.

Veterans lobby at Capitol in Albany, NY -- This is the first time in many years that veterans have convened to lobby the state Legislature. They claim state legislators have been either ignoring veteran's issues or are stalling on acting on bills that could be put up for a vote.

Insane NY Bill Makes All Federal Vaccines Mandatory -- Act now to stop the worst vaccine law ever proposed in New York since the invention of the mandatory schedule. Assembly Bill 10942 would make all vaccines recommended by the CDC mandatory for all children to attend school and, and for the first time vaccines would become mandatory for infants and toddlers.

Feds mum on "missile" incident involving passenger airline -- 27 May 2008: Shortly after takeoff yesterday morning, the pilot of Continental Flight 1544 reported seeing a rapidly moving object with a thick smoke trail closing in on his aircraft and shooting past his cockpit window. According to some of the crew and passengers aboard Flight 1544 traveling from Houston to Cleveland, it appeared like some type of missile was headed toward the aircraft. Read More...

Former high ranking Bush officials enjoy war profits -- Now working inside America's "shadow" spy industry, George Tenet, Richard Armitage, Cofer Black and others are cashing in big on Iraq and the war on terror.

30 months in jail for broken gun -- A federal judge has ordered a 30-month prison sentence for a man whose rifle misfired, letting loose three shots at a firing range, prompting 2nd Amendment supporters to warn their constituents how easily they, too, can become a "gun felon."

Missouri Activates Variable Speed Trap Program -- Motorists on Missouri's Interstate 270 yesterday experienced for the first time an enforced speed limit that was lowered by remote control. Under a new variable speed limit program, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) installed electronic signs that allow officials to reduce the maximum speed limit on particular sections of road by as much as 20 MPH from the basic 60 MPH speed limit. Motorists who may have missed the sign, perhaps obscured by a passing semi truck, risk being ticketed if they continue driving at 60 MPH.

Defense says Marine was 'fall guy' in Haditha case -- A Marine intelligence officer was alternately portrayed at his court-martial Thursday as a liar who helped cover up the killings of 24 Iraqi men, women and children and the “fall guy” for a botched investigation.

Rachael Ray ad pulled as pundit sees terror link -- Dunkin’ Donuts has pulled an online advertisement featuring Rachael Ray after complaints that a fringed black-and-white scarf that the celebrity chef wore in the ad offers symbolic support for Muslim extremism and terrorism.

Marines bringing combat training to Indy -- U.S. Marine helicopters will land at the old Eastgate Consumer Mall, Brookside Park and other Indianapolis locations when the city becomes a mock battlefield next week.

Army reviewing complaints of too-weak bullets -- The Army's highest-ranking officer says the military is reviewing soldiers' complaints that their standard ammunition isn't powerful enough. But Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said Thursday it's too soon to say whether the Pentagon will make a switch.

Evolution of flu strains points to higher risk of pandemic says study -- Some strains of bird flu are coming ever closer to developing the traits they need to cause a human pandemic, a study released Monday said.

Raytheon's Pain Ray: Coming to a Protest Near You? -- Transmitted at the speed of light over a 700 yard distance, the Pain Ray is a millimeter-wave beam that penetrates 1/64th of an inch beneath the skin, causing the water molecules there to bubble, producing an intense burning sensation, said to feel like being burnt by molten lava or a hot iron. Its delivery system attached to a Humvee and aimed right, the Pain Ray makes people run away -- fast.

Plan Mexico Tied to SPP -- The Merida Initiative is a security aid package to Mexico and parts of Central America that was recently approved. It has been dubbed Plan Mexico and is a three year $1.4 billion “Regional Security Cooperation Initiative.” Some have described it as more of a partnership as oppose to a foreign aid package. Plan Mexico is tied to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and the continued integration of the U.S. , Canada and Mexico into a North American Union.

Tamiflu Vaccine Linked With Convulsions, Delirium and Bizarre Deaths -- An FDA advisory panel has recommended stronger warnings on two influenza drugs after reviewing evidence linking them to neurological and psychiatric problems that have led to deaths in some cases.

ABC makes a run for the 'Border' -- A new ABC unscripted series will take an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the government's fight against terrorism.

WIC program in Michigan forbids organic food -- Check out this extraordinary document [PDF]. It lists product after product available to Michigan WIC recipients -- milk, eggs, carrots, tuna, cheese, boxed cereal, dried beans, peanut butter. And following each one, these words: "No organic allowed."

Police Taser Man Suffering Diabetic Seizure, Charge Him with DUI -- Police in Ozark, Alabama, Tasered and arrested an unconscious, sober man who was having a diabetic seizure on November 6, then charged him with drunk driving and resisting arrest.

Troops May Be Forced to Fight for Free? -- The Pentagon has asked Congress to shift more than $9 billion from the services budgets to pay for Army and special operations activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming that if more money isn't appropriated for combat operations by July troops and civilian DoD employees will have to work without a paycheck - and some could be laid off.

Big quakes spark jolts worldwide -- Take a look at the map of the world which shows seismic stations that detected more than twice the normal number of small, nearby earthquakes after the passage of what are known as "surface waves" from major quakes that were centered hundreds to thousands of miles away and occurred from 1992 through 2006. A new study co-authored by University of Utah seismologist Kris Pankow found that at least 12 of the 15 major earthquakes (greater than magnitude-7) during 1992-2006 triggered small quakes in distant parts of the world. Scientists once believed big quakes could not trigger distant tremors. Credit: Aaron Velasco, University of Texas at El Paso.

The 6000 superrich that rule the world -- A shadowy organization is in power, and it's made up of the very, very rich.

Disturbing 2008 Global Peace Index Report -- The Global Peace Index (GPI) was launched in May 2007 and claims to be the first study of its kind ranking nations according to their peacefulness. Read More...

Isolated tribe spotted in Brazil -- One of South America's few remaining uncontacted indigenous tribes has been spotted and photographed on the border between Brazil and Peru.

YouTube Video: Ron Paul for the Long Haul -- Rapped by Roy Shivers - Produced by King Solomon.

VIDEO: Fulford vs Haarp -- Benjamin Fulford reports from Tokyo on a mysterious plasma weapon seen prior to the Niigata earthquake in July, 2007 and red, white and blue lights seen prior to the recent earthquake in China. Both quakes targeted nuclear facilities...coincidence?

Ron Paul Meet Up Call Thursday 5-29-08 -- 9pm (eastern)  8pm (central)  7pm (mountain) 6pm (pacific) - 605-475-8500 - Enter Code-5092984

2025: An Operational Analysis for Air Force 2025: An Application of Value-Focused Thinking to Future Air and Space Capabilities -- 2025 is a study designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air Force to examine the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the US will require to remain the dominant air and space force in the future. (Warning: This is a .pdf file)

Foreclosures in Military Towns Surge at Four Times U.S. Rate -- In the midst of the worst surge in mortgage defaults in seven decades, foreclosures in U.S. towns where soldiers live are increasing at a pace almost four times the national average, according to data compiled by research firm RealtyTrac Inc. in Irvine, California. Foreclosure filings in 10 towns and cities within 10 miles of military facilities, including Norfolk, Virginia, home of the Navy's largest base, rose by an average 217 percent from January through April from a year earlier.

Say the VA: PTSD and TBI "Overblown"; Like "Football" Injuries -- VA Secretary James Peake continued to show little respect for the service of America's newest veterans yesterday by dismissing concerns about the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Speaking alongside Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) in a remote Alaskan village, Peake first used the word "overblown" when discussing PTSD and TBI and then made a "football" comparison.

Gut superbug causing more illnesses, deaths -- The number of people hospitalized with a dangerous intestinal superbug has been growing by more than 10,000 cases a year, according to a new study. The germ, resistant to some antibiotics, has become a regular menace in hospitals and nursing homes. The study found it played a role in nearly 300,000 hospitalizations in 2005, more than double the number in 2000. The infection, Clostridium difficile, is found in the colon and can cause diarrhea and a more serious intestinal condition known as colitis. It is spread by spores in feces. But the spores are difficult to kill with most conventional household cleaners or antibacterial soap. Read More....

Canada Refuses to Allow Iraq War Deserter to Stay -- US denies soldiers the right to question the legality of the war in Iraq. US Sergeant Corey Glass is now the first Iraq war deserter facing deportation from Canada. Last week his application to stay in the country was rejected. "I appeal to the Canadian people and the Canadian government, to honor their tradition of respect for human rights and support my decision not to participate in this unjust war," he later told the media.
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Iraq War May Have Increased Energy Costs Worldwide by a Staggering $6 Trillion -- The Iraq War means oil costs three times more than it should. How are our lives going to change with oil heading toward $200 a barrel?

Violation of Constitution is alleged; County joins suits opposing barrier -- The federal government may be violating the Constitution as it proceeds with plans to build a fence between the United States and Mexico, the County Commissioners Court said Tuesday as it voted to join two lawsuits challenging the border fence construction.

Civil Air Patrol aids national preparedness-exercise Ardent Sentry 08 -- Civil Air Patrol members o­n both coasts are participating in Ardent Sentry 08, a homeland security and disaster response exercise that tests the readiness of local, state and national organizations responding to national-level emergencies, including both natural disasters and terrorism incidents.

Ohio Homeland Security Encourages Boaters to be water spies in Ohio  -- Through Ohio Homeland Security, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, US Coast Guard and US Border Patrol, various law enforcement and community leaders from Lake Erie's North Coast region are partnering to encourage boaters and tourists protect the Lake Erie region. The NBI is an extension of the "See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign, aimed at educating Ohioans on recognizing the possible signs of terrorism.

Military contractor Blackwater sues San Diego over permits -- Military security contractor Blackwater Worldwide wants a federal judge to force San Diego to issue permits required to open a new indoor military training facility in the city.

Are we facing another great depression? -- As the IMF releases a frankly gloomy world economic outlook, veteran luminary of broadcasting and media, Lord Rees-Mogg asks if we are facing an economic threat similar to that of the 1930s.

Some Troops May Vote Via Internet -- A small Florida county that is home to one of the world's largest air bases is embarking on a sweeping experiment in Internet voting that could transform elections in the 21st century. Read More...

Chili’s restaurants closing across the region -- The closures began Monday, May 26, and continued Tuesday. Maureen Locus, a spokeswoman for Brinker International Inc. of Dallas, Texas, parent company of Chili’s Inc., said the decision to close the restaurants was made by the franchise holder, Quality Restaurants Northwest Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz. Read which ones are closing...

How to avoid genetically modified foods -- Become familiar with the most common applications of genetic modification. Read the products (and their derivatives) that are most likely to be genetically modified.

Pioneers Show Americans How To Live "Off-Grid" -- With energy prices going through the roof, an alternative lifestyle powered by solar panels and wind turbines has suddenly become more appealing to some. For architect Todd Bogatay, it has been reality for years.

Flowing lava from volcanoes might cause mini earthquakes -- Scientists have suggested that mini earthquakes observed at volcanoes might be caused by flowing lava, which can fracture and crack even though it is a liquid.

South American nations to seek common currency -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Monday that South American nations will seek a common currency as part of the region's integration efforts following the creation of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) last week.

One-Way Mission to Mars: US Soldiers Will Go -- Sergeant First Class William H. Ruth III contemplates his current duty in a barren landscape in Afghanistan, and says he's willing to lead a human mission to Mars. Read More...

VIDEO: San Antonio Police To Take Your Blood -- Trying to Crack Down on Druck Driving.

Sunscreen Causes Cancer! -- Let's consider a product that's harming tens of millions of people every day in America alone: sunscreen. Sunscreen products do not block ultraviolet radiation very well unless you apply multiple coats, but there has been a flurry of research lately on the harm caused by sunscreen chemicals. These chemicals actually promote skin cancer. This product is causing the very condition from which it claims to protect people.

Cocoa Officially Lowers Blood Pressure -- "Products rich in cocoa may be considered part of a blood pressure lowering diet, provided that the total energy intake does not increase," lead investigator for the study, Dirk Taubert, MD, PhD, from the University Hospital of Cologne in Cologne, Germany, told heartwire. "I believe that cocoa is healthier than other sugar confectionary or high-fat dairy products."

City eyes 'virtual' prisons to help clear jammed jails -- By the fall, hundreds of convicted criminals could get sprung from Philadelphia's crowded jails and instead be under the "virtual lockdown" of a global positioning system.

Japan Urges Limiting Kids' Cell Phones -- Japanese youngsters are getting so addicted to Internet-linking cell phones that the government is starting a program warning parents and schools to limit their use among children.

Post-traumatic stress soars in U.S. troops -- Newly diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder among U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan surged 46.4 percent in 2007, bringing the five-year total to nearly 40,000, according to U.S. military data released on Tuesday.

Vet Faces Lawsuit For Flying American Flag -- CLERMONT, Fla. - A Central Florida war veteran faces a lawsuit for flying the American flag on a pole in his front yard."I don't understand why it would bring down the values of our homes by flying the American flag from a pole in my front yard," homeowner Jimmie Watkins said. Watkins and his wife, Ria, received a final notice from the Sussex homeowners' association in Clermont that they must remove the flag or face legal action.

Mullen to Troops: Stay Out of Politics -- The highest-ranking U.S. military officer has written an unusual open letter to all those in uniform, warning them to stay out of politics as the country approaches a presidential election in which the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be a central, and certainly divisive, issue.

Do You Feel a Draft? -- In an exchange sure to send ripples of anxiety through the all-volunteer military, the Senate's senior defense spending member asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen if it is time to "consider reinstituting the draft."

Children in Katrina trailers may face lifelong ailments -- The anguish of Hurricane Katrina should have ended for Gina Bouffanie and her daughter when they left their FEMA trailer. But with each hospital visit and each labored breath her child takes, the young mother fears it has just begun. Doctors cannot conclusively link her asthma to the trailer. But they fear she is among tens of thousands of youngsters who may face lifelong health problems because the temporary housing supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency contained formaldehyde fumes up to five times the safe level.

Americans Embracing the Iron Fist of Totalitarian Government -- As I listened to this exchange, it was all I could do not to turn around and make a comment. I didn't because my words would have fallen on deaf ears. These are die hard Democrats who willfully believe lies out of ignorance and blind party loyalty. Read More...

House Votes to Ban Pentagon Propaganda: Networks Still Silent -- You probably didn't hear about the House voting to ban Pentagon propaganda last Thursday -- since the television networks have once again conveniently failed to cover the story. But in a surprise move, a 2009 defense policy bill passed with an amendment, sponsored by Rep. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.), that outlaws the Defense Department from engaging in "a concerted effort to propagandize" the American people. The measure would also force an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) into efforts to plant positive news stories about the war in U.S. media.

European Parliament passes far reaching DU resolution in landslide vote -- The European Parliament has passed its fourth and most far-reaching resolution yet against the use of uranium weapons. MEPs have called for an EU and NATO-wide moratorium and global ban.

Ecuador records 125 explosions of Tungurahua volcano -- Ecuador recorded 125 moderate explosions of the Tungurahua volcano in center of the Andes Sunday, according to the Geophysics Institute (GI) of the National Polytechnic School."The volcanic activities continue with a high seismic level, mainly characterized by moderate explosions," the IG reported. There are also 32 earthquakes inside the mountain and continuous shocks for 17 times.

Signs Point To Prime Ministers Office In NAFTA Leak -- Fingers are pointing at Conservatives close to Stephen Harper for leaking a diplomatic memo that badly embarrassed Barack Obama and put Canada's vital cross-border interests at risk. Multiple sources say the Canadian note questioning the Democrat frontrunner's public promise to reopen NAFTA was leaked from the Prime Minister's Office to a Republican contact before it made American headline news.

VIDEO: UK truckers refuse to drive -- Hundreds of truckers park their trucks on the side of a London highway to protest high gas prices. (there is no audio on this video but you will get the general idea of what is happening)

French fishermens' fuel strikes set to go Europe-wide -- Fishermen across western and southern Europe are threatening an open-ended strike from Wednesday in protest at rising fuel costs. Several ports in France have remained blocked for more than a week despite a government aid deal, and fishermen in the Spanish region of Catalonia began strike action yesterday.

Safer Plastics For Storing Foods -- For the environment's sake, it's best to reuse water bottles and avoid plastic packaging, choosing glass, metal, paper or ceramics instead. But when plastics are the only choice, look for options with recycling codes #1 PETE, #2 HDPE, #4 LDPE and #5 PP (on the bottom of containers). Of these, #1 and #2 are most commonly recycled. (Explore the many links within this article dealing with the use of plastics)

Clogged Up Toilet On Space Station -- Just days before the planned delivery of the international space station's largest laboratory, its crew is facing a much more down-to-Earth problem: a stopped-up toilet.

Stupid News of the Day: Illinois deploys Captain Tollway - if you don't go to the website, we'll have the kids nag you -- Illinois Tollway has rolled out a goofy looking icon-figure they're dubbing Captain Tollway. Musclebound, in some kind of boxing attire plus cape in a Superman allusion the dopey Captain is supposed to help instruct motorists on profound stuff like planning your summer journey by checking on road conditions, the location of service plazas and the standing of your transponder account before setting off.

Bush 'plans Iran air strike by August'? -- The George W Bush administration plans to launch an air strike against Iran within the next two months, an informed source tells Asia Times Online, echoing other reports that have surfaced in the media in the United States recently.

"North American Parliament" Meets At Integration Forum -- A simulation of a North American Parliament, designed to "develop the participants' sense of belonging to North America" and "and promote the creation of North American academia networks" is currently taking place in Montreal.

Legal Defense Fund Moves to Stop Animal ID Program; Files Intent to Sue Letter with USDA and Michigan Department of Agriculture -- Falls Church, Virginia, (May 15, 2008) -- Attorneys for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund today sent a Notice of Intent to Sue letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) over implementation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a plan to electronically track every livestock animal in the country.

Electric Galaxies -- A recent report from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) highlights the usefulness of radio astronomy in discovering some of the electrical secrets of galaxies. However, it also demonstrates the "uncanny inertia" of "erroneous theories."

We The People Revolution Plan on YouTube & Google -- The profound Plan put forth by WTP to continue Ron Paul’s peaceful Revolution through civic action has now been posted as a video on and Google Video.

Douglas County Elections Results -- In this election, any candidate that received 50% + one vote won their seat and no November run off is necessary. Here are the election results for Marilyn Kittelman and Loma Wharton. Commissioner: Kittelman 29.84% (incumbent) Morgan 55.31%. County Clerk: Wharton 14.86% Nielsen 80.19% (Incumbent)  The results are being contested as there were irregularities.   (Thanks to Art Crane for the info!)

Gum disease link to cancer risk -- Gum disease, both in smokers and non-smokers, may be a warning sign of an increased risk of cancer.

Why aren't we hearing about quakes like 6.2 in Alaska? -- Latest Earthquakes in the World from the past 7 days. Check out the maps within the links.
Related Links: * Recent Alaska Earthquakes
                        * US Earthquake Information by State

Vets for Peace Booted from National Memorial Day Parade -- There is one group of veterans that isn't allowed to march in the national memorial parade in Washington on Monday. That's the Veterans for Peace, Delwin Anderson Memorial chapter, based in D.C. It's named after a World War II vet who fought in Italy and then worked for the VA for many years designing programs for injured veterans.

Iraqi fire left U.S. soldiers with lung disease -- Several U.S. soldiers exposed to a 2003 sulfur plant fire in Iraq have been diagnosed with a lung disorder that constricts small airways of the lung, making them unfit for duty, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.

US residents in military brigs? Govt says it's war -- Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is a U.S. resident being held in a South Carolina military brig; he is the only enemy combatant held on U.S. soil. Al-Marri was captured six years ago. To justify holding him, the government claimed a broad interpretation of the president's wartime powers, one that goes beyond warrantless wiretapping or monitoring banking transactions. Government lawyers told federal judges that the president can send the military into any U.S. neighborhood, capture a citizen and hold him in prison without charge, indefinitely.

Family seed business takes on Goliath of genetic modification -- The 12 million farmers worldwide who will plant GM seeds this year sign contracts agreeing not to save or replant seeds. That means they must buy new seeds every year. READ MORE...

Cocoa can be 'boost to diabetics' -- A cup of enriched cocoa may help improve the working of blood vessels in diabetic patients, research suggests.

Veteran Wages War Against Pentagon Over Mandatory Anthrax Vaccine -- US Air Force Reserve Maj. Thomas "Buzz" Rempfer, a 43-year-old Connecticut native, is hoping he is nearing the end of nearly a decade's perpetual and unprecedented battle with the Pentagon over the legality, safety and effectiveness of mandatory anthrax vaccinations.

Adult ADHD 'linked to lost work' -- Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder do 22 fewer days of work per year than people who do not have the condition, a study says.

Cancer vaccine target pinpointed -- Scientists may be one step closer to producing a specific targeted vaccine for killing cancer cells.

Military to Stage Training Flights Over D.C. After Midnight -- The exercise, dubbed "Falcon Virgo," takes place periodically and involves flights coordinated with NORAD, the Federal Aviation Administration and other agencies. In the latest exercise, volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the Air Force, are to fly small planes posing as intruders so authorities could practice their response, officials said.

Sociologists want your brain in cyberspace -- Virtual worlders, led by a so-called “convergenist” from the National Science Foundation, met this week to discuss one of their plans for humankind: capturing individual personalities onto computers, and transmitting them into other worlds.

'Barrier lake' in China threatens up to 1.2 million in earthquake zone -- The government warns that evacuations may be necessary because of the risk of flooding from a swelling lake. Debris and landslides formed about 35 such lakes after the quake.

Protect Yourself From Killer hospitals -- Written by William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

ALERT: Mainstream Media Attempts to Bury Homeopathy -- "Recently there have been numerous attacks in the press on Homeopathy. We are disheartened to see the Consumer Reports article being used as a source of misinformation on this topic." Read More...

A Couple of Interesting Video's from Brasscheck TV:
* How the 2008 election will be stolen by Rove (again) -- If what Karl Rove did to the US election rolls is not corrected by November, John McCain has already been elected president. This subpoena is the LAST chance to set things right.
* How TV creates "reality" -- TV creates reality for many people. A frightening thought. Watch this video and you'll certainly never look at TV the same way again.

A Magnesium Deficiency Increases Cancer Risk Significantly -- Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins and acid residues, degenerates rapidly, and ages prematurely.

Taser could trigger a heart attack -- The electrical shock from a police Taser stun gun could cause cardiac arrest, a Vancouver heart surgeon told a Taser inquiry Tuesday.

Orwellian Ubiquitous Computing may build ultimate surveillance society -- What exactly is Ubiquitous Computing? An “Everyware” world, as Adam Greenfield calls it, is a world in which computers are embedded and merged seamlessly everywhere in the environment. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags communicate their position and other information constantly in a vast network. Everyday objects become “searchable” as if they were part of the interconnected world wide web. Surveillance in an “Everyware” world is perfected to a degree that is unimaginable. Scientific management of people and the environment we inhabit becomes possible, and marketers’ ultimate dreams come true. Read More...

Georgia family challenges federal vaccine law -- Stefan's parents, Marcelo and Carolyn Ferrari of Atlanta, filed suit, alleging the vaccines caused neurological damage to their young son. On Tuesday, the family's lawyer asked the Georgia Supreme Court to let the case against two vaccine manufacturers, Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline, go forward. But a lawyer arguing on behalf of the manufacturers told the state high court that the suit is barred by the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act. The law says no vaccine maker shall be held liable in a civil action for damages arising from an injury or death caused by vaccines given after Oct. 1, 1988.

Oklahoma Recalls Bill That Would Have Facilitated NAFTA Superhighway -- The Oklahoma State Senate voted to recall a bill that would have further facilitated plans for the NAFTA Superhighway to run through the state.

VA admits it might not be ready for influx of women veterans -- A top VA official admitted during a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing that the agency might not be prepared for the anticipated influx of women veterans.

Students arrested for reading passage from Orewell's 1984 over intercom -- This is an unbelievable story!!

Federal Gas Coupon -- Is gasoline rationing a possibility in the future? Is there a standby gasoline rationing plan? What would trigger the standby gasoline rationing plan? What role will Federal Gas Coupon play?

Court Says Texas Illegally Seized Sect’s Children -- A Texas appeals court ruled on Thursday that the state had illegally seized up to 468 children from their homes at a polygamist ranch in West Texas. The decision abruptly threw the largest custody case in recent American history into turmoil.

Oregano oil works as well as synthetic insecticides against beetles -- New research in the Society of Chemical Industry’s Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows that oregano oil works as well as synthetic insecticides to combat infestation by a common beetle, Rhizoppertha dominica, found in stored cereals.

Pharmaceutical chief walks out on drug trial interview -- The chief executive of a pharmaceutical giant refused to continue a radio interview after he was repeatedly pressed on publishing data from drug trials.

PNAC Think Tank Web Site Shut Down -- The web site of the neoconservative based Project for a New American Century think tank has been taken down. The think tank in their own documents advocated the virtues of using the U.S. military as a global police force.

Probiotics weight loss after gastric bypass surgery -- In a study conducted at Stanford University, obese patients who took probiotics after undergoing gastric bypass surgery lost more weight than patients who had the surgery but did not take the supplements.These findings were presented Tuesday during Digestive Disease Week 2008 by Dr. John M. Morton, during a session on the management of patients with obesity.

Natural Disasters Become More Catastrophic -- A research suggested that the number of natural disasters stemming from geological reasons such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis increased from an annual average of one incident in the 1950s to two in the 2000s.

Depleted Uranium Shells Used by U.S. Military Worse Than Nuclear Weapons -- The use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions by the U.S. military may lead to a death toll far higher than that from the nuclear bombs dropped at the end of World War II. Inhaled or ingested DU particles are highly toxic, and DU has been classified as an illegal weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.

C-51 RED ALERT!!! HEALTH CANADA HOLDING STEALTH MEETING TODAY 4PM ON SHORT NOTICE IN EFFORT TO BURN US -- 2:47 am. An hour ago I read an email from Lance Hill from Health Canada in which he has just announced a "Stakeholder  meeting" to be held on bill C-51 TODAY, Wednesday, May 21 at 4 PM at the Best Western Richmond Hotel and Convention Centre, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC Canada.

Infant Primates Given Vaccines On U.S. Children's Immunization Schedule Develop Biomedical And Behavioral Symptoms Of Autism -- A primate model for autism using the U.S. children's immunization schedule was unveiled at the International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR) this weekend. The research underscores the critical need for studies into vaccine safety and the immune and mitochondrial dysfunction of autistic children.

PA Turnpike deal leaves Commission in limbo -- The fate of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission could soon be in the hands of state lawmakers. Gov. Ed Rendell has asked them to approve his plan to lease the turnpike to private investors. Rendell announced Monday, May 19, that a Spanish-American consortium had bid $12.8 billion to lease most of the turnpike system and its assets for 75 years.

Maine GOP 'blackballs' Ron Paul supporters -- Ron Paul is causing trouble for the Republican Party. He is still in the running for president despite a media blackout. And he will not endorse McCain, who hasn't a nickel's worth of difference from the two Democratic candidates.

Venezuela denounces U.S. after airspace violation -- The defense minister said Monday that an American fighter plane violated Venezuelan airspace over the weekend, prompting the government here to summon the United States ambassador to explain the incident and other recent statements about Venezuela by senior American officials.

Brain cancer once again linked to cell phones -- The study of 1,617 Swedish patients diagnosed with brain tumours between 1997 and 2000 found that those who used analogue mobile phones had a third higher risk of developing brain tumours than those who had not used cellphones.

Spies for Hire: Carlyle Group to Become Owner of “One of America’s Largest Private Intelligence Armies” -- The secretive investment fund the Carlyle Group is in the process of buying part of Booz Allen Hamiliton, the major military and intelligence contractor. We speak with investigative journalist Tim Shorrock, author of the new book Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing. [includes rush transcript] Read More...

Hinchey Unveils Bill To Reverse Military Medical Malpractice Injustice -- Seeking to reverse an injustice that prevents armed service members and their families from holding the military accountable for negligent health care, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today unveiled legislation he's authored that would permit medical malpractice claims against the military.
Related Article: Case Sheds Light On Military Law -- Military Death Sparks Outcry! The family of Marine Sergeant Carmelo Rodriguez claims a military doctor misdiagnosed his cancer leading to his death. But, for now, the military cannot be sued for malpractice. Read More...
Related Article from Feb.1, 2008 -
Your Voice: Military Malpractice Case

Nasa sponsors course on how to talk to aliens -- The course, currently being taken by 11 students, is partly financed by Nasa’s Wyoming Space Grant Consortium, which sponsors educational and research projects in the state that support the agency’s missions.

Texas Corrections Officer Contemplates Murdering Inmates -- 23 year old Cody Basham is a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Cody says, in his blog entry on, "all I think about is taking the first chance I get to blast an inmates face off with a shotgun." Read More...

Digital TV Transition Not as Easy as Advertised -- The government-ordered switch to digital television broadcasting next year promises razor-sharp picture and orchestra-like sound -- that is, if the signal actually comes in. Questions remain about whether the digital signals will consistently reach the 14 million households that depend on antennas to receive broadcasts.

Federal Government Taking Bids On Construction Of Internment Camps -- The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) plans to build three new internment camps on both coasts and on the Southwestern border, each of which will house up to 50 men and women in addition to 150 children involved in immigration cases. The federal government is accepting bids on the contracts from county governments or private companies to build and run the "family detention centers".

Ted Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor -- A cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in the grim diagnosis. His treatment will be decided after more tests but the usual course includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy.

U.S. shooters feel pinch as ammo costs soar -- Ammo prices for many popular guns have more than tripled in the last three years, driven in large part by surging demand for metals in rapidly industrializing China.

JULY FIREWORKS: INFLATION RATE WILL REFLECT GAS COSTS -- "We are going to show huge increases," predicted Pat Jackman in a telephone interview with me last week. "If gas prices are stable from May forward, we are going to end up showing roughly a 16.3 percent increase [for the period] between May and December."

Climate plan could change sky colour -- SCIENTIST Tim Flannery has proposed a radical solution to climate change which may change the colour of the sky. But he says it may be necessary, as the "last barrier to climate collapse." Professor Flannery says climate change is happening so quickly that mankind may need to pump sulphur into the atmosphere to survive.

Iran busts CIA terror network -- The Intelligence Ministry on Saturday released details of the detection and dismantling of a terrorist network affiliated to the United States.

BrasscheckTV VIDEO: John McCain - Lost in space -- A must see!

BrassCheckTV VIDEO: A minister discovers institutionalized child abuse -- Canada's genocidal program against Native people - expressed most recently by residential schools for native children - persisted well into the 1960s.


VIDEO: Media Caught Lying About Presidential Candidates' Popularity -- In this video, Jerry Day, a TV producer in Burbank, CA exposes the stunning disconnect between the major media version of the U.S. Presidential election coverage and candidate popularity trends on the internet.

Iran says it intercepted terrorist attack on Russian consulate -- Iran has arrested a terrorist group that planned to blow up the Russian consulate building in the town of Rasht near the Caspian Sea, the Iranian intelligence and security minister said on Wednesday.

Texas sect parents complain of vague custody plans -- The parents of the children in state custody after a raid at a polygamist sect's ranch came to a courthouse asking one question: How do we get back our children?

Abertis/Citi selected in $12.8 billion bid for Pennsylvania Turnpike lease -- With a bid of $12.8 billion an Abertis/Citi team has been selected as the concessionaire in a 75 year lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The bids were received in a second round of best-&-final offer bids last Friday (May 16). #2 bidder was Transurban/Goldman Sachs at $12.1b.
UPDATE: Spanish firm submits highest turnpike bid

The Dangers of Sugar -- 76 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health!

Fluoride Damages the Thyroid, report shows -- There is clear evidence that small amounts of fluoride, at or near levels added to U.S. water supplies, present potential risks to the thyroid gland, according to the National Research Council's (NRC) first-ever published review of the fluoride/thyroid literature.

Ron Paul Interview With Alex Jones on May 19, 2008 -- The link is located under the last posting called "Latest Audio".

NAIS Update -- USDA Privacy Act Notices, Missouri and Illinois News

Iraqi Vets Testify to War Atrocities, Vow to Fight and Resist Bush Policy -- Angry vets testify to horrors of killing innocent people, and the way they came to dehumanize the people they were supposedly sent to "liberate."


New breed of American emerges in need of food -- Philomena Gist understands why it hurts so much to be on food stamps. After all, she's got a master's degree in psychology. Average enrollment in the food stamps program has surpassed the record set in 1994, though the percentage of Americans on food stamps is still lower than records set in 1993-95. The numbers continue to climb.

Aspartame components now produced in China -- More and more overseas companies have started to import L-aspartic acid from China, its export volume has increased rapidly. The export volume in 2007 increased 15.51% compared to the previous year. It is estimated that the export volume will keep increasing in the coming few years.

The Last Roundup: MAIN CORE -- The U.S. Government has, almost certainly, established a database and tracking system for something like eight million Americans who have been designated as threats to national security. The system is called MAIN CORE and it is being run under the auspices of highly classified Continuity of Government (COG) operations. Read More About MAIN CORE...

Bayer: A History of Profit from Suffering -- On the 15th May 2008, after a long battle, Bayer was finally forced to withdraw its Trasylol drug from the market. If they had done so when they first knew it was dangerous, thousands of lives could have been saved. This is the latest installment in the history of a company steeped in controversy; one in which profit has always been made at the expense of people.

Terminator seeds are "grossly immoral" say theologians -- Three widely respected theologians have condemned Terminator technology ­ which produces genetically engineered plants with sterile seeds ­ as "grossly immoral".

New Designation For Classifying Information -- Sometime in the next few years, if a memorandum signed by President Bush this month ever goes into effect, one government official talking to another about information on terrorists will have to begin by saying: "What I am about to tell you is controlled unclassified information enhanced with specified dissemination."

Quake waves went around world twice -- THE devastating earthquake in southwest China was so powerful that its seismic waves traveled around the globe - twice, a Japanese observatory said today.

China's All-Seeing Eye -- With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export.

30,000 Scientists Rejecting Global Warming Hypothesis -- The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) will announce that more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition rejecting claims of human-caused global warming.

RediStat Partners With ALERT FM For Disaster-Proof Emergency Communications -- RediStat has announced a partnership with ALERT FM to provide emergency messaging services to its healthcare clients.

UK News From Mike Tawse:
MPs back hybrid embryo research -- The government has survived two big challenges to its controversial plans to change the law on embryo research for the first time in 20 years.
MPs reject 'saviour sibling' ban -- A bid to stop parents having "saviour siblings" - babies selected to provide genetic material for seriously ill relatives - has been defeated by MPs.
MPs to vote on abortion limit cut -- MPs are to vote on the emotive issue of cutting the abortion time limit on the second day of  debates on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
Mixed-sex NHS 'still a problem' -- Two thirds of NHS trusts are failing to meet the government's guidelines of ensuring hospital patients are kept in single-sex accommodation, figures show.
HRT hype 'means women miss out' -- Too many women are missing out on hormone replacement therapy because of "overhyped" safety concerns, an international group of experts warn.
Sex problems 'may be heart alert' -- Men with diabetes who are having trouble keeping an erection could be at increased risk of serious heart problems, suggests a study.
Failed asylum seekers' free NHS -- Failed asylum seekers in Wales will now be given free health care - unlike their counterparts in England.
UK's over-65s 'sick with worry' -- One in four older people are so worried about their future that they are making themselves ill, a survey has suggested.
Emergency measles steps ordered -- Emergency measures are being implemented to halt a measles outbreak. Health chiefs in London have ordered NHS trusts to offer MMR jabs in quick succession amid a surge in measles.
Glaxo to market bird flu vaccine -- UK drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has won European Union approval for its vaccine designed to protect people against the H5N1 strain of bird flu. The ruling makes Prepandrix the first vaccine to receive a licence for use in the 27-member region.
DNA damage 'caused by pesticides' -- New research in India suggests exposure to pesticides could have damaged the DNA of people in farming communities, leading to higher rates of cancer.
Asthma link to pregnancy stress -- Women who are stressed in pregnancy may raise the risk of their child developing asthma or other allergies, a study suggests.

VIDEO: The Experts Are Starting To Say The 9/11 Conspiracy Wackos May Be Right -- At the time of writing, 357 architectural and engineering professionals have signed a petition which directly challenges the National Institute of Standards & Training’s official finding that the destruction of these massive buildings was caused solely by structural damage from the impact of jet airliners and the resulting fires.

Charter Will Monitor Customers’ Web Surfing to Target Ads -- Charter Communications, the fourth-largest cable system in the United States, has started telling its high-speed Internet customers that it is going to keep track of every site they visit on the Web.

EU licenses first pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine -- European authorities have approved the first pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine, Prepandrix, from GlaxoSmithKline, its maker said on Monday.

Sen. Kennedy hospitalized after seizure -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, hospitalized Saturday after apparently suffering a seizure at his home on Cape Cod, Mass., was awake and joking with family members later in the day, a spokeswoman said.

Not-So-Safe-Deposit Boxes: States Seize Citizens' Property to Balance Their Budgets -- The 50 U.S. states are holding more than $32 billion worth of unclaimed property that they're supposed to safeguard for their citizens. But a "Good Morning America" investigation found some states aggressively seize property that isn't really unclaimed and then use the money -- your money -- to balance their budgets.

Scientists debate cause of feared 'worms-under-skin' disease -- Scientists are debating whether a debilitating condition called Morgellons disease could be caused by bacteria or fungus on plants in California, Texas and Florida, though many agree that research is leaving them with more questions than answers.

Moles Wanted -- In preparation for the Republican National Convention, the FBI is soliciting informants to keep tabs on local protest groups.

NEW IMPORTS: Ants swarm over Houston area, fouling electronics -- In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers.

Horrific radiation weapons used on the people of Iraq -- Warning: Graphic Photos!! On the same day the BBC reported that former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz was to go on trial after five years in prison over the deaths of a group of Baghdad merchants in 1992, it was rumoured the former prime minister of Britain will be indicted for crimes against humanity.

As Prices Rise, Crime Tipsters Work Overtime -- Calls to the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers hot line in the first quarter of this year were up 30 percent over last year. San Antonio had a 44 percent increase. Cities and towns from Detroit to Omaha to Beaufort County, N.C., all report increases of 25 percent or more in the first quarter, with tipsters telling operators they need the money for rent, light bills or baby formula.

10 ways you might be breaking the law with your computer -- In this article, they take a look at some of the existing laws and some of the pending legislation that can affect how we use our computers and the Internet.

A baseball cap that reads your mind -- It looks like an ordinary baseball cap. But when you put it on, the cap detects and analyzes the electroencephalogram (EEG) signals from your brain. It can even tell you if you’re getting too sleepy when driving based on your brain wave patterns. Similar technology could also allow you to control home electronics such as TVs, computers, and air conditioners, all by just thinking about them.

Why You Should be Worried if Your Kids' Cereal is Widely Known -- Breakfast cereals marketed the most aggressively to kids have the worst nutritional quality, according to a new analysis of 161 brands.

VIDEO: McCain's YouTube Problem Just Became a Nightmare -- A MUST WATCH VIDEO!!

McCain’s bizarre beliefs -- McCain is really superstitious. The Washington Times — one of the most conservative papers in the country — has a report detailing McCain’s supernatural beliefs within this article. The report tries to make it sound playful, but to me it’s a little disturbing.

China on alert for nuclear accidents after quake -- China's nuclear safety agency had ordered staffers to be prepared for an environmental emergency the day after a massive earthquake jolted a region that includes several key atomic sites. France's nuclear watchdog has said some of China's nuclear facilities sustained minor damage in Monday's magnitude 7.9 earthquake, though no Chinese government Web sites viewed Saturday mentioned any damage.

Refitting the Presidency to the Constitution -- A restored presidency is a prerequisite to successfully meet the challenges of the emergencies posed by climate change, the end of cheap oil, and the effort to build a sustainable global civilization. In coming decades a great deal will be required of the American people. If we are to respond with renewed patriotism and vigor we will need to know that we are being told the truth and that we are being led by a president who is both enabled and constrained by the law.

UK: Dirty Ambulances May Spread Superbugs -- A British health care union has warned that inconsistent ambulance cleaning standards may be leading to the spread of disease in various parts of the United Kingdom.

Monsanto: History of Contamination and Cover-up -- The new Monsanto has clearly come to dominate the American food chain with its genetically modified (GM) seeds. It's a master at enforcing its 674 biotechnology patents, using tyrannical and ruthless tactics against small farmers. This new Monsanto has also moved into the production of milk with it artificial growth hormones, seeking to dominate the dairy industry as effectively as it has the seed business. Has this new corporate image made us forget about the old Monsanto's decades long history of scorched earth and toxic contamination?

Mystery illness fells young man -- To get her son's mysterious malady diagnosed, a mother must battle some of the area's top hospitals!! What this family went through to get a proper diagnosis!

Terminator Mosquitoes to Control Dengue? -- Oxitec has received regulatory and import permits for confined evaluation in the US, France and Malaysia, while still holding discussions with regulators of other endemic countries such as India. Environmental groups fear that releasing the transgenic mosquitoes may affect the ecosystem and cause further damage. But there has been remarkably little informed reporting on the nature of the potential hazards involved.

CDC: Over 60? Get vaccinated against shingles -- If you're 60 or older, you should get immunized against shingles, even if you had the disease before, according to recommendations published today by the CDC.

NCL to pay $485K in ‘9/11 backlash’ case -- NCL America has agreed to pay $485,000 to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in what the agency is calling the first "9/11 backlash" case in Hawaii.

DHS Wants to Spy on Americans, Dems Charge -- New DHS Office Would Share Detailed Surveillance Capabilities of Military Intel Satellites With Local Law Enforcement.

Intel agencies seek help recruiting new immigrants -- The U.S. is its own worst enemy when it comes to the desperately important task of recruiting immigrants as spies, analysts and translators in the war on terror, new Americans are
telling intelligence officials. The government's policies raise suspicions and fear in the immigrants' home countries and disturb potential recruits here who might otherwise want to help.

California Court Strips Children of Right to Mother and Father -- In Thursday's 4-3 decision legalizing same-sex marriage, the California Supreme Court stripped children of the right to be raised by a mother and a father.

Butter spread thin in Japan -- The food shortage that has hit Japan is announced by the glaring gap on supermarket shelves next to the margarine and the sour cream and just above the cheese. The butter shelf is empty. The rich yellow stuff has all but vanished from grocery stores across Japan.

Kane Co. in Illinois to force DUI suspects to give blood, take breath tests -- Sometime soon, drunken driving suspects in Kane County will have a new choice: Get your blood-alcohol level measured in a breath, blood or urine test, or have your blood drawn involuntarily.

Gas Price Manipulation And Gull Island Oil -- "I will be blunt. There is a conspiracy to raise fuel prices and it is pernicious. No one is targeting the collusion we see daily between the oil companies."

Chart of who "owns" the Federal Reserve -- Check it out.

U.S. citizenship to be checked in event of a storm -- Agents to watch those in the Valley who board buses to flee a hurricane.

Gordon Brown on collision course with George W Bush over Iraq cluster bombs -- British soldiers fighting alongside American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq would face criminal prosecution if the government goes ahead with plans to sign a treaty limiting the use of cluster bombs, senior US diplomats have warned.

Suicides of Houston Army recruiter and his wife leave questions of struggle that endured after Iraq -- A SOLDIER'S TRAGIC TALE - A victim of the war within.

VA Retreats on Voter Registration Efforts for Wounded Veterans -- The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will help ex-soldiers to register and vote, yet it won't allow registration drives on VA facilities.

US soldier refuses to serve in 'illegal Iraq war' -- The 24 year old veteran: "I stand before you today with the strength and clarity and resolve to declare to the military, my government and the world that this soldier will not be deploying to Iraq," Chiroux said in the sun-filled rotunda of a congressional building in Washington. "My decision is based on my desire to no longer continue violating my core values to support an illegal and unconstitutional occupation... I refuse to participate in the Iraq occupation," he said, as a dozen veterans of the five-year-old Iraq war looked on.

YouTube: Ron Paul publicly names neoconservatives -- This is a speech given by Ron Paul on the House floor in which he names the neocons and the views they adhere to. The speech in its entirety can be viewed also...just search "Ron Paul Neo-conned." It's about 51 mins and goes much more in depth.

Blackwater’s Impunity -- After guards from Blackwater Worldwide protecting a State Department convoy killed at least 17 Iraqis in a hail of bullets last September, we hoped the Bush administration would rethink the folly of relying on mercenaries, who have no accountability to Iraqi or American law.

Ron Paul Revolution March - July 12th, 2008 -- Ron Paul March! Washington, D.C. - NOW IS THE TIME!

VIDEO: How George Bush Supports our Troops -- Check it out in your spare time.

What's next for the Ron Paul revolution? -- Ron Paul and his 1 million supporters aren't going away. And that's probably a good thing for America's future.

V.A. Disavows Combat Stress Memo -- An internal e-mail message written by a Veterans Affairs Department employee suggested that the agency avoid giving a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans and instead consider a diagnosis that might result in a lower disability payment.

How Healthy Is John McCain? -- If McCain intends to make his experience a plus with voters, he must also make sure that his health is at the very least not a negative. And so, after weeks of delay, the McCain campaign plans to deal with the issue later this month, with a release of his medical records and a briefing by his various doctors in Arizona, where he underwent surgery to remove skin cancer and lymph nodes.

Ron Paul revolution sees second wind -- The Ron Paul revolution, as his supporters call it, is experiencing a second wind. Paul took 16 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania, his best primary showing yet, and has surpassed 1 million votes in the GOP contest. Ron Paul Republicans have started roiling local party organizations, taking control of state conventions and running for public office, all without much coordination from their leader.

SHIP FROM CHINA - The Emma Maersk -- The Worlds Biggest Container Vessel. "What a wonder "made in China" is displacing North American goods bigtime with this floating continent transporting the goods in 4 days no less!"

Check Out The Comedy Central Video within this article -- From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

House Progressives STOP $163B for Iraq Occupation! -- (NOTE: that Ron Paul voted against the appropriation). We won!!! 149 Members (147 Democrats and 2 Republicans) voted against $163B in Iraq occupation funds, and only 141 Members voted for it. Those 149 no votes were the result of your protests, emails, and calls - congratulations!!!

Legal Defense Fund Moves to Stop Animal ID Program -- Files Intent to Sue Letter with USDA and Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Salad Is Even Healthier Than You Thought -- The study, conducted by the UCLA School of Public Health and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, supported by The Association for Dressings & Sauces, revealed that those who eat salads and raw vegetables with salad dressing have considerably higher levels of vitamins C, E, B6, and folic acid -- key nutrients in promoting a healthy immune system and reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

Cargill: Key Player in Global Food Crisis -- New Food & Water Watch Report Reveals the Damaging Impacts of Agribusiness Giant.

2 final bidders for PA turnpike -- The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch service is reporting that groups led by Abertis and Goldman Sachs are the only two remaining bidders for the 75 year lease concession on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The third group comprising Cintra and Macquarie - two of the most aggressive bidders in past concession procurements - are out.

Speeders Under Florida Law Face Vehicle Confiscation, Five to Ten in Prison -- As of October 1st, anyone caught doing 30mph over the speed limit in Florida faces vehicle confiscation, five to ten years in prison and a ten-year license suspension. Bill HB 137, which was signed into law earlier today, was originally targeted at motorcyclists, but was amended at the last minute to include all vehicles.

Broccoli Juice Proven to Protect Skin Better than Sunscreen -- An extract made from broccoli sprouts boosts the body's natural ability to defend against the ultraviolet solar rays that cause skin cancer, reveals a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

State falsely accuses 3,000 of child abuse -- The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services erroneously labeled 3,051 innocent people as child abusers by placing them on the state's official list. According to a Belleville News-Democrat investigation, 11,473 people have appealed to strike their names from the state record. The list has a 27 percent error rate of parents falsely accused of abuse. Once on the list, people are required to remain there for a minimum of five years.

YouTube spooks pols, reporters booted -- Conventions ejected independent cameras, recorders. The reason for the crackdown on media access? Parties can't control where the recorded video might surface.

Pyrethrin chemicals in pet shampoo may increase autism risk -- Chemicals found in pet shampoos may be linked to a raised risk of autism, a study of how environmental factors influence the developmental disorder has suggested. Mothers who used pesticide-based shampoos to wash their pets while pregnant were twice as likely to have a child with an autistic spectrum disorder as those who did not, according to early results from a US research team.

Half of Americans on Meds, Study Says -- For the first time, it appears that more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic health problems, a study shows. The most widely used drugs are those to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol - problems often linked to heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

2008 twisters may set record -- This year may end up being a record-setter in terms of the numbers of tornadoes reported.

Robotic Suit Could Create Super Soldier -- Under a two-year contract with the U.S. Army, a Salt Lake City-based robotics firm is testing a 150-pound suit that could create the soldier of the future. The suit can multiply its wearer's strength and endurance as many as 20 times by sensing and almost instantly amplifying every movement the wearer makes. The Army plans initial field tests next year.

Senate Moves Forward on Orwellian "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" -- In the wake of Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins' (R-ME) alarmist report, "Violent Islamist Extremism, the Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorism Threat," the Senate may be moving towards passage of the Orwellian "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007" (S. 1959).

Gun owners protest police action -- A Friday evening police incident spilled over into a Borough Council meeting Tuesday, with gun-rights advocates alleging harassment by two police officers.

Brazilian Air Force Brigadier says secrets about UFOs and Extraterrestrials must end -- In an unprecedented exclusive interview to A. J. Gevaerd, editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine, one the highest ranking and most distinguished officials of the Brazilian Air Force, Brigadier José Carlos Pereira, recognized that "it is time to end the UFO secrecy".

Ron Paul National Meetup Conference Call May 15, 2008 -- Click link for times and phone numbers  .

VIDEO: May 14: Countdown’s Keith Olbermann gives a Special Comment on President Bush’s recent Politico interview -- Pres. Bush suggested that electing a Democrat as president means “another attack on the United States.” He also shows his empathy for the death of U.S. soldiers… by giving up golf.

Public Notice: June 5th - 10 day National Bank Holiday Declared! -- Starting on June 5th, 2008 and lasting through June 15th, 2008 all US Citizens, American, Foreign Nationals, and Resident Aliens are hereby requested by the authority of WE THE PEOPLE of the United States to withdraw all Federal Reserve Bank Notes (US Dollars) from their personal bank for a term no less than 10 days. This includes all checking, savings, CD's etc.

Media Caught Lying About Presidential Candidates' Popularity -- In this video, Jerry Day, a TV producer in Burbank, CA exposes the stunning disconnect between the major media version of the U.S. Presidential election coverage and candidate popularity trends on the internet.

Why the U.S. Has Gone Broke -- Going into 2008, the United States finds itself in the position of being unable to pay for its own elevated living standards or its wasteful, overly large military establishment. The government no longer even attempts to reduce the ruinous expense of maintaining huge standing armies.

Report: GE getting out of appliance business -- General Electric Co. plans to auction off its appliances business, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. GE has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to run an auction for the appliance division, according to the newspaper, which quoted unidentified sources. The sale could yield between $5 billion and $8 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Quiet US Confession: Weapons Were Not Made In Iran After All -- In a sharp reversal of its longstanding accusations against Iran arming militants in Iraq, the US military has made an unprecedented albeit quiet confession: the weapons they had recently found in Iraq were not made in Iran at all.

China quake risk to dams, nuclear sites -- THE devastating earthquake that struck China this week has raised fears over the stability of dams and infrastructure in the afflicted mountainous area, and prompted a warning that nuclear facilities closest to the epicentre may have been damaged.

Did toads predict the earthquake? -- According to recent estimates, the earthquake that hit China on Monday could leave 10,000 people dead. Web users are saying that the catastrophe could have been avoided, if only they had listened to the toads.

Toll Hikes Used to Boost Foreign Company Profits -- North American motorists pay extra to cover the losses at a Spanish toll road giant. Drivers in North America are paying higher fees to cover the red ink of a Spanish infrastructure firm. Global toll road giant Cintra announced yesterday that its first quarter revenue had jumped 15.3 percent thanks in part to toll hikes on roads in the US, Canada, Chile, Ireland and Spain. Despite collecting 881 million Euros (US $1.4 billion) from drivers last year, the company failed to make a profit. The company lost 16 million Euros (US $25 million) in the first quarter of this year.

Governor Perdue of Georgia Signs Controversial Gun Bill -- Governor Perdue's decision to sign the bill allowing guns in restaurants, arguing it may trigger more violence. The new law also allows people to carry guns in parks and on public transportation.

Kitty Hawk air wing commander removed for ‘loss of confidence’ -- The U.S. Navy air wing commander for the USS Kitty Hawk’s strike group was relieved of duty Friday after an admiral said he lost confidence in the commander’s ability, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

U.S. using food crisis to boost bio-engineered crops -- The Bush administration has slipped a controversial ingredient into the $770 million aid package it recently proposed to ease the world food crisis, adding language that would promote the use of genetically modified crops in food-deprived countries.

GM Crop Foes March In Germany As UN Summit Starts -- About 5,000 activists marched through the German city of Bonn on Monday to protest against genetically modified food at the start of a U.N. conference to discuss risks linked to the technology.Campaigners, many waving colorful flags and banners with slogans such as “Biofuel Creates Hunger” and “Good Food Instead Of GM Food”, walked and danced through the western German city. Some drove tractors and floats.

Life-threatening Pneumonia Caused by Pneumonia Vaccine -- Prevnar, an anti-pneumonia vaccination given in the United Kingdom, likely causes a significantly worse form of pneumonia to develop. This life-threatening lung disease, called Serotype 1, has become ten times more prevalent in ten years.

Pennsylvania Post Office Discovers Giant Beetles in Package -- Customs agents seized more than two dozen giant beetles — some the size of a child's hand — from an overseas package after postal workers heard the insects making scratching noises.

Outcry over Sheriff's Department search methods -- For years, the Albany County Sheriff's Department's controversial tactics at the downtown bus depot have drawn harsh criticism from defense attorneys and civil rights advocates.

Cartoon: Visualize the Patriot Act -- Take a look in your spare time.

UK releases classified UFO files -- The UK is making decades' worth of classified files relating to UFOs freely available to the public.

Jordan convicts 3 of plotting to kill Bush -- Jordan's military court convicted three militants Wednesday of plotting to assassinate President Bush during a 2006 visit to the kingdom and sentenced them to 15 years in jail.

Nagging via text messages to help teens remember meds -- Getting kids to remember their medicine may be a text message away. Cincinnati doctors are experimenting with texting to tackle a big problem: Tweens and teens too often do a lousy job of controlling chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes or kidney disease.

Bush Worried Dem Victory Could Lead to Terror Attack -- President Bush said Tuesday he was disappointed in "flawed intelligence" before the Iraq war and was concerned that if a Democrat wins the presidency in November and withdrew troops prematurely it could "eventually lead to another attack on the United States."

Five IRS Employees Charged With Snooping on Tax Returns -- Five workers at the Internal Revenue Service's Fresno, California, return processing center were charged Monday with computer fraud and unauthorized access to tax return information for allegedly peeking into taxpayers' files for their own purposes.

How Pot Became Demonized: the Fine Line Between Good Medicine and 'Dangerous Drugs' -- A history of the battle between politics and science over the use of marijuana as a medicine.

UN alert: One-fourth of world's wheat at risk from new fungus -- The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in March that Iran had detected a new highly pathogenic strain of wheat stem rust called Ug99. The fungal disease could spread to other wheat producing states in the Near East and western Asia that provide one-quarter of the world’s wheat.

In the tracks of Ron Paul, a candidate goes forth -- Can Bob Barr become the next Ron Paul? Barr, a former Republican congressman from Georgia who on Monday announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party nomination, certainly hopes so. It is a prospect that could give Senator John McCain's campaign fits, threatening to siphon critical Republican votes away from him in important battleground states.

China bloggers cook up quake conspiracies -- Broadband connections across the country are pulsing with rumours of "earthquake omens" involving toads or butterflies - all allegedly ignored by the authorities. Some even talk of a vast pre-Olympic conspiracy.

Food Alert -- An alert sent to Steve Quayle about a potato shortage due to the government changint the ruling on how much gas can be sprayed on potatoes to keep from sprouting.

Cornflakes in cereal killer warning -- CLIMATE change could lead to "killer cornflakes" with the most potent liver toxin ever recorded, an environmental health conference has been told.

E-Fuel Unveils World's First Home Ethanol System -- The world's first home ethanol system, which allows consumers to create their own ethanol and pump it directly into their cars, was unveiled today by E-Fuel.

Bird Flu Medicine Toxic for Teens -- Concerns are rising over side effect of bird flu drug Tamiflu on teenagers. Tamiflu is Swiss-based Hoffman-La Roche's antiviral for general influenza A and B but is also used to combat bird flu. However, worries have surfaced about the possibility of the medicine causing mental disorders among teenagers.

Homeland Security to Train Cops to Combat Roadside Bombs -- “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is holding a workshop in Fayetteville to teach local law enforcement agencies how to handle roadside bombs,” reports the Associated Press. No, not in Iraq. But here, in America.

World Bank `Destroyed Basic Grains' in Honduras -- Fidencio Alvarez abandoned his bean and corn farm in southern Honduras because of the rising cost of seeds, fuel and food. After months of one meal a day, he hiked with his wife and six children to find work in the city.

Shuttle astronauts say alien life does exist -- Astronauts who returned recently from a Space Shuttle mission said on Monday that they expected alien life would be discovered.

U.S. drops charges against accused '20th hijacker' -- The Pentagon said on Tuesday it dropped charges against a Saudi who U.S. officials say intended to be the "20th hijacker" on Sept. 11 but sent five others to trial on accusations they planned the 2001 attacks.

Please Vote: Ron Paul Supporters, What Are Your Plans? -- How do you plan to vote in the general election?

YouTube: If I Were A Terrorist -- A James Pence Video. What I would do if I was a terrorist.

Folks, you rocked Jeff City -- Over 7,000 phone calls were received at Jeff city to support Rep. Jim Guest’s Anti-Real ID bill (HB 1716). Still need more help!

VA Names Members of Gulf War Veterans Advisory Committee -- The 14-member, independent panel will advise the Secretary and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the full range of health care and benefits needs of those who served in the conflict.

Richard Quest, CNN Reporter, Arrested On Drug Charges -- CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket & more...

Parched Spain gets drinking water shipments -- Spain's worst drought in decades forced the city of Barcelona to begin shipping in drinking water today in an unprecedented effort to avoid water restrictions before the start of vacation season.

Feds to Collect Millions of DNA Profiles Yearly, Stay Out if You Can -- The feds will soon be collecting about one million DNA samples a year under a new program that lets federal agents collect cheek swabs from citizens merely arrested for any federal crime or from any non-citizen detained by federal agents -- including visitors to the country who have visas.

N.Y. Senator Pushes For Cameras On Cop Handguns -- In a flash, a police officer draws a handgun from its holster. Less than two seconds later, a red laser and bright light shine at whatever is in the gun barrel's path while a mini-camera records it all. That's how mini-cams on police handguns would work under a proposal gaining support in New York, which would be the first state in the nation to require the technology.

The Healing Power of Pets -- Studies show that contact with domestic animals can prevent illness.

Riot control cops could get electrically-charged riot shields -- Pretty soon, cops won't just be packing stun guns. They'll be carrying electrically-charged riot shields, zapping their unruly without unholstering their weapons. That is, if the folks at Taser International have their way.

Security Flaws Exposed at Nuke Lab -- One night several weeks ago, according to TIME's sources, a commando team posing as terrorists attacked and penetrated the lab, quickly overpowering its defenses to reach its "objective" — a mock payload of fissile material. The exercise highlighted a number of serious security shortcomings at Livermore, sources say, including the failure of a hydraulic system essential to operating an extremely lethal Gatling gun that protects the facility.

Implantable computer chips at center of NAIS program -- Despite claims that its National Animal Identification System will be 'technology neutral,' the USDA is favoring radiofrequency identification (RFID) ear tags and implants. In April it made the tags part of the tuberculosis testing program for cattle. Of the eight identification devices USDA has approved, seven are RFID ear tags for cattle and the eighth is an implantable microchip for horses.

Air Force Aims for 'Full Control' of 'Any and All' Computers -- The Air Force wants a suite of hacker tools, to give it "access" to -- and "full control" of -- any kind of computer there is. And once the info warriors are in, the Air Force wants them to keep tabs on their "adversaries' information infrastructure completely undetected."

Detainees drugged against their will for deportation -- In day 4 of a Washington Post series, Careless Detention, it is revealed that the United States has injected hundreds of foreigners without their consent with dangerous mind-altering drugs for trips returning them to their home countries, according to government documents, medical records, and interviews with some of the actual people who were drugged.

Ponds Found To Take Up Carbon Like World's Oceans -- Research led by Iowa State University limnologist, or lake scientist, John Downing finds that ponds around the globe could absorb as much carbon as the world's oceans. Professor Downing found that constructed ponds and lakes on farmland in the United States bury carbon at a much higher rate than expected; as much as 20-50 times the rate at which trees trap carbon. In addition, ponds were found to take up carbon at a higher rate than larger lakes.

Homemade Superfood: Sprouting Seeds and Saving Seeds -- With food prices rising, the dollar falling, and the economy reeling, it is becoming increasing important that we learn to grow a portion of our own food. The first steps are obtaining and sprouting seeds, so we'll explore those topics here.

Etna volcano rumbles back to life in Sicily -- The Etna volcano in Sicily rumbled back to life on Tuesday with a "seismic event" followed by a burst of ash, volcanologists said three days after minor eruptions shook the cone.

VIDEO: FOX discusses Ron Paul Revolt at the Republican Convention -- A MUST WATCH!

Uranium Enrichment Plant Proposed for Idaho -- Multinational company Areva has just announced plans to build it's first U.S. uranium enrichment plant right here in Idaho. It would be the largest energy facility ever built in the state and would help create a clean energy corridor for the West.

Firms Seek Patents on 'Climate Ready' Altered Crops -- A handful of the world's largest agricultural biotechnology companies are seeking hundreds of patents on gene-altered crops designed to withstand drought and other environmental stresses, part of a race for dominance in the potentially lucrative market for crops that can handle global warming, according to a report being released.


Bush: I quit golf over Iraq war -- US President George W. Bush said in an interview out Tuesday that he quit playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of US soldiers killed in the conflict in Iraq, now in its sixth year. "I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal," he said in an interview for Yahoo! News and Politico magazine.

YouTube: States Seize Citizens Property to Balance Their Budgets!! -- The 50 U.S. states are holding more than $32 billion worth of unclaimed property that they're supposed to safeguard for their citizens. But a "Good Morning America" investigation found some states aggressively seize property that isn't really unclaimed and then use the money — your money — to balance their budgets.

Chelsea Clinton Now Has Secret Service Protection -- Chelsea Clinton is now receiving her own Secret Service protection detail as she campaigns for her mother, according to a report by The heightened security is not the result of any specific threat, but rather because of her increased profile on the campaign, an official told

Mental health workers blast CPS for separating polygamist families -- Removing children from a polygamist sect's West Texas ranch was unnecessary and traumatizing, several mental health workers sent to aid the families wrote.

‘Multiple’ bids received for Pennsylvania Turnpike -- Gov. Ed Rendell has announced that multiple private investors have submitted bids to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 75 years.

FEMA DRILL IN SC INVOLVING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT 05-13-2008 -- TODAY May, 13, 2008, Lake Wylie will be swarmed by law enforcement officers from both Carolinas and surrounding counties for a mock evacuation mandated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

New siren in VIENNA, Va. -- Vienna police are testing the Rumbler, a device that augments the standard siren with an amplifier and two subwoofers, creating a lower-pitched sound that should cut through virtually any traffic din and that can create vibrations that might get the attention of otherwise soundproofed motorists or pedestrians.

Arkansas mom pregnant with 18th child -- Each child learns to play both violin and piano. And for what it’s worth, when child No. 18 arrives, they’ll have enough kids to field two baseball teams.

Transport, communications in chaos after China quake -- Transport and communication networks around China were thrown into chaos Monday after a powerful earthquake struck the country's southwest, killing more than 8,700 people, witnesses and media said.

Study: Healing Clays 'Exterminate' Superbugs -- Arizona State University researchers presented evidence at the most recent annual meeting of the American Chemical Society that several types of clay exhibit powerful action against disease-causing bacteria.

Probiotics: business of bacteria -- A slew of studies has shown that probiotics can, indeed, boost the immune system. A January report in the journal Surgery examined 14 randomized-controlled trials on the use of probiotics in abdominal surgery, liver transplantation and severe trauma. Nine showed a significant decrease in infectious complications.

Common Weedkiller May Cause Hormonal Problems -- Researchers report that the common weedkiller atrazine may be able to disrupt hormonal signaling in humans. The herbicide is the second-most-applied weedkiller in the United States, with uses from suburban lawns to agricultural production of corn and sorghum.

Ron Paul's Revenge -- Yes, he was dissed by Fox News, taunted by his rivals, scorned in the press, but Ron Paul is not ready to stop preaching the gospel to his followers. In fact, the proselytizing continues apace, and St. Paul's stage is set to provide the Texas Congressman with ample microphone time.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: Change the World 2.0 -- Please watch this 7:14 video featuring "The Real Deal, Dr. Paul"

Ron Paul's forces quietly plot GOP convention revolt against McCain -- Under the radar of most people, the forces of Rep. Ron Paul have been organizing across the country to stage an embarrassing public revolt against Sen. John McCain when Republicans gather for their national convention in Minnesota at the beginning of September.

Silver gearing up to explode -- About 5 weeks ago, it was pointed out that silver was noticeably outperforming gold.

Microwaves 'cook ballast aliens' -- US researchers say they have developed an effective way to kill unwanted plants and animals that hitch a ride in the ballast waters of cargo vessels.

Mauna Loa - Earth's Largest Volcano shows what looks like Lava on it's surface in Google Earth/Map Satellite Image -- If a volcano erupts and no one sees it.. does that mean it is not happening? Maybe.

Overlooked in the global food crisis: A problem with dirt -- Science has provided the souped-up seeds to feed the world, through biotechnology and old-fashioned crossbreeding. Now the problem is the dirt they're planted in.

Honeybee Colony Collapse to Devastate Food Companies, Result in Food Scarcity -- The ongoing phenomenon of mysterious honeybee deaths is starting to raise alarm in the food industry, which depends heavily on bees to pollinate many critical crops. "Honeybee health and sustainable pollination is a major issue facing American agriculture that is threatening our food supply and endangering our natural environment," said Diana Cox-Foster of Penn State.

H.R.4279: Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007 -- To enhance remedies for violations of intellectual property laws, and for other purposes.

VIDEO: Harvest Of Despair (Ukranian Famine) -- A powerful film, Harvest of Despair provides rare insight into one of this century's least-known but most vicious genocides (55 minutes)

Thimerosal Trial: -- Background Information Re: Thimerosal/Autism trial. US Courts site link to two PDF documents about the trial.
Related Article: Families will make case for vaccine link to autism

Concentration Camps in America: Are They For You? -- The Halliburton subsidiary KBR (formerly Brown and Root) announced on Jan. 24 that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build detention camps. Two weeks later, on Feb. 6, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that the Fiscal Year 2007 federal budget would allocate over $400 million to add 6,700 additional detention beds (an increase of 32 percent over 2006). This $400 million allocation is more than a four-fold increase over the FY 2006 budget, which provided only $90 million for the same purpose.

Pastors called to defy IRS censorship rules -- New campaign challenges 1954 tax law banning speech on candidates' positions.
Christian pastors should stop censoring themselves in fear of an "unconstitutional" 1954 provision in the IRS code that has threatened to eliminate their church tax-exempt status if they speak out against positions held by political candidates, urges a leading legal alliance.

CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance ) -- CVSA is an association of state, provincial, and federal officials responsible for the administration and enforcement of motor carrier safety laws in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
CVSA Roadcheck 2008 - June 3-5,2008 -- June 3-5, 2008 is the date that has been announced for Roadcheck 2008. For those who don't know about this event, an increased effort is made toward the inspection of trucks and buses.
Related Link: Latest Roadcheck News & Resources

China earthquake death toll rises to 107, Xinhua says -- A total of 107 people were killed in a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck western China on Monday. Nearly 900 students were also buried, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Tornadoes kill 21, injure hundreds in U.S -- Authorities said 14 people died in Missouri, six in Oklahoma and one in Georgia as the storms tracked a course from the border of Kansas and Oklahoma on Saturday into Georgia on Sunday.

VIDEO: Blackwater Inc. is now HERE... in the US!!! -- One of these firms, Blackwater USA, a big supporter of George Bush, is now deploying in the US. They were present in New Orleans after the levee collapses.

FLDS Website --- A copy of a letter FLDS sent to the President on Saturday (may 10, 2008) about the raid.

Food riots are coming to the U.S. soon -- "I don’t want to alarm anybody, but maybe it’s time for Americans to start stockpiling food. No this is not a drill."

Myanmar toll likely to hit 216,000 -- UN officials estimate disaster may claim as many or more than those killed by 2004's horrific Indian Ocean tsunamis.

VIDEO: How to Build Raised Garden Beds -- Raised garden beds can be used anywhere that space is limited, or where underground varmints are a problem. Watch this video to learn how to make them.

New Disaster Preparedness Strategy Announced -- In an unprecedented initiative, US and Canadian experts have developed a comprehensive framework to optimize and manage critical care resources during times of pandemic outbreaks or other mass critical care disasters.

Toxic Baby Furniture: The Latest Case for Making Products Safe from the Start -- To evaluate the potential dangers children face, Environment California Research & Policy Center purchased 21 products intended for use in a baby’s nursery and hired a professional laboratory to test them. We found that six of the products produced high levels of formaldehyde vapor. In particular, several brands of cribs and changing tables emit formaldehyde at levels linked with increased risk of developing allergies or asthma.

House Approves New Property Seizure Law -- Read section 202 of HR 4279 that gives the federal government the authorization to seize property that may have been used to facilitate an intellectual property violation. The language in this section indicates that a violation would include downloading a single unauthorized mp3 file on to a computer.

Army Corps of Engineers releases Manhattan Project waste report -- The Army Corps of Engineers released a remedial investigation report on the containment of waste from the Manhattan Project at the former "Lake Ontario Ordinance Works" in Lewiston.

Texas To Immunize FLDS Children -- Texas authorities have asked foster care providers to immunize every FLDS child - despite some parents’ concerns about possible negative effects. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services sent letters to 16 group homes and shelters this week asking them to line up shots for the children.

Flu vaccine makers to set new doses record for next season -- Flu vaccine manufacturers expect to make a record number of doses for next flu season despite concerns that demand may drop because this year's vaccine was largely ineffective.

Anger at German Fuel Taxes as Petrol Prices Increase -- German motorists expressed anger at rising fuel prices Saturday, the start of the Whitsun holiday weekend, while opposition politicians called for a cut in fuel taxes.

Number of disabled veterans rising -- Increasing numbers of U.S. troops have left the military with damaged bodies and minds, an ever-larger pool of disabled veterans that will cost the nation billions for decades to come — even as the total population of America's vets shrinks.

Suicides of Iraq veterans could top combat deaths -- Suicides by veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could well top the combat deaths in the two conflicts, according to the top official of National Institute of Mental Health.

Burma exports rice as cyclone victims starve -- Burma is still exporting rice even as it tries to curb the influx of international donations of food bound for the starving survivors of the cyclone that killed up to 116,000 people.

Timothy LaSalle of Rodale on the Surprising Climate Benefits of Organic Farming -- The Rodale Institute, founded by organic farming visionary J.I. Rodale, is one of the nation's leading organic-farming research and advocacy organizations. Today, Rodale sits on a 333-acre farm near Kurtztown, Penn., home to the longest-running U.S. field trials study to compare organic and conventional farming practices.

The REAL brain drain: Modern technology - including violent video games - is changing the way our brains work, says neuroscientist -- Human identity, the idea that defines each and every one of us, could be facing an unprecedented crisis. It is a crisis that would threaten long-held notions of who we are, what we do and how we behave. It goes right to the heart - or the head - of us all. This crisis could reshape how we interact with each other, alter what makes us happy, and modify our capacity for reaching our full potential as individuals. And it's caused by one simple fact: the human brain, that most sensitive of
organs, is under threat from the modern world.

UK: No jabs, no school says Labour MP -- Children who have not received all their vaccinations should not be allowed to start school, a Labour MP has suggested.

Train Death And Series Of Illnesses Unrelated Says Chief Medical Officer Of Health -- What initially looked to be a frightening infectious disease outbreak that led to the death of one woman aboard a Via Rail train turned out to be a remarkable series of unconnected coincidences, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, explained during a Friday afternoon.

Misinformation Associated With Canadian Train Fatality -- OPP Const. Marc Depatie said he believed the woman who died had boarded the train in Jasper, Alta., as part of a tour group. Depatie said there were reports she had flu-like symptoms when she boarded.

Bloomberg’s End-run Around the Second Amendment -- In New York, the notorious gun-grabber Michael Bloomberg wants to censor the Second Amendment. “New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has moved from outrage to atrocity, said the Second Amendment Foundation, by asking anti-gun activist federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein to ban any reference to the Second Amendment during a civil lawsuit trial beginning May 27 against Georgia gun dealer Jay Wallace, proprietor at Adventure
Outdoors,” reports PR Newswire.

Government asks court to block wider testing for mad cow -- The Bush administration on Friday urged a federal appeals court to stop meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease, but a skeptical judge questioned whether the government has that authority.

Survey: Americans Are Strongly Opposed to the North American Union -- Americans are catching on to the North American Union scheme and voicing their opposition. The right wing grassroots organization, American Policy Center (APC), has just concluded a survey of one million American households.

Harmful chemical wafts off your TV -- Common household dust has long been known to carry pesticides, allergens and other irritants. But the dust that coats your television sets may answer why virtually every American tested has traces of a chemical flame retardant that may be harmful.

FDA Scraps Helsinki Declaration on Protecting Human Subjects -- Last week, the FDA formally declared that it will no longer require that clinical trials submitted to the agency to get regulatory approval for a new drug adhere to the Helsinki Declaration. The new rule, which goes into effect next October, was supported by the drug industry but opposed by numerous public interest, patient advocacy, and consumer groups. Read More...

Low blood levels of vitamin D may be associated with depression in older adults -- Older adults with low blood levels of vitamin D and high blood levels of a hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands may have a higher risk of depression, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

IRAQ: Food Crisis Hits Fallujah -- Sharp increases in food prices have generated a new wave of anti-occupation and anti-U.S. sentiment in Fallujah.

What can cash buy? Not an iPhone -- “She looked at my money and said, ‘We don’t accept cash as a form of payment for the iPhone.’ When I asked why, she would only say it was the store’s policy that I use a credit card,” Palen said.

Interesting history of the potato in Peru -- More than 8,000 years ago, the potato (Solanum tuberosum) was domesticated in this region. U.S. taxonomist David Spooner of the University of Wisconsin determined that the potato’s place of origin lay between Cuzco and the Altiplano, or high plains region, shared with Bolivia.


U.S. deploys more than 43,000 unfit for combat -- What are they thinking?? NO more cannon fodder available? More than 43,000 U.S. troops listed as medically unfit for combat in the weeks before their scheduled deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan since 2003 were sent anyway, Pentagon records show.

G.I. Joe: The Dark Suit Of Propaganda -- The makers of the upcoming G.I.Joe movie have decided to clad their good guys in Imperial black armor, similar in style to many recent action and comic book movies which have had their heroes wearing dark black suits and armor (X-men, etc). This imagery is in line with current uniform trends with police and military all over the world. From black face masks for SWAT teams, to next generation combat armor, black and menacing outfits are being filtered into kids' action flicks. The problem is, the dark troopers marching in unison and 'doing what needs to be done to stop evil' is now the operating procedure of the good guys, the heroes that kids emulate and want to be when they grow up.

Defend Your Health: Stop Bill C-51! -- Sent from Mike Tawse: Bill C-51 is a legislative measure, which is being considered by the Canadian Parliament. I believe that it is intended to prevent Canadians from choosing health, and to force them to accept the ‘toxic cocktail’, usually called prescription medication.

Ron Paul #1 on NY TIMES bestseller list!!!! -- GO RON PAUL.

Air Force Spy Drone Vanishes In Central Florida -- U.S. Air Force officials were searching for a unmanned spy air craft that vanished in the Marion County sky Tuesday. The Air Force was conducting training with the UAV Raven at about 4 p.m. Tuesday when the aircraft was launched from an open field in the 500 block of Southeast 25th Avenue in Ocala.

Tornado knocks vehicles around in N. Carolina, kills 1 -- What law enforcement officers said was a tornado touched down on the outskirts of Greensboro late Thursday as severe storms swept across the Southeast, damaging homes and businesses in at least three other states.
NVIC Vaccine E-Newsletter - May 08, 2008 -- Examining the Science & Politics of HPV Vaccine by Barbara Loe Fisher.

New wi-fi devices warn doctors of heart attacks -- The Bluetooth wireless technology that allows people to use a hands-free earpiece while making a mobile telephone call could soon alert the emergency services when someone has a heart attack, Ofcom predicts.

Ex-cop: Officers routinely lied to obtain search warrants -- A former Atlanta police officer testified Thursday that narcotics officers routinely lied under oath when seeking search warrants — a practice that led to police killing a 92-year-old woman.

Homeland Security Update: Chertoff Says New Laws Needed -- At a speech before the Heritage Foundation this week, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the U.S. needs to have a “nonpoliticized, serious discussion” while writing new laws to define the best way to combat terrorism.
If the public limits what the government can do, it must accept that the risk of terrorist attacks may increase, he said. If the public gives the government greater authorities, it should not criticize the government for using those authorities at a later date. Read More...

Online library gets FBI to back off -- Brewster Kahle, who runs an online library in San Francisco, was appalled when his volunteer lawyers told him in November that the FBI was demanding records of all communications with one of his patrons as part of an investigation of "international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities." Read More...

Army May Have to Borrow to Meet Payroll -- Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said Tuesday that if Congress does not pass the $1.8 billion Global War on Terror (GWOT) supplemental, the U.S. Army will be unable to pay troops in mid-June and may be forced to make a reprogramming request that would borrow from Navy and Air Force payroll funds.

3 Scary Plastics to Avoid in Baby Bottles, Water Bottles, More -- Check the Numbers to Stay Safe!

Mysterious Swarm of Earthquakes Detected Off Oregon Coast -- An unusual swarm of earthquakes off the coast of central Oregon has been detected by scientists listening to underwater microphones called hydrophones.

Website called volcano live -- here you can find out where all of the active volcanos are!
Related Links: * More from the Smithsonian on active volcanos.
                        * Map of Volcanoes Discussed this week

104+ Driving Tips for Better Gas Mileage -- Boosting Fuel Economy May Be Easier Than You Think.
Related Link: 104 hypermiling / ecodriving tips -- How to get started.

Honeybee hives in U.S. seeing continued decline, survey says -- Honeybee populations in the United States continued their decline last year, according to a survey of bee health by the Apiary Inspectors of America; U.S. commercial beekeepers saw the loss of 36 percent more hives than last year.

AOL has re-started their on-line poll for Ron Paul or John McCain -- Cast your vote from May 5-May 12th!

Feds Practice Evacuation From D.C. -- Over three days this week, the federal government is using cars and helicopters to move large numbers of employees to temporary sites in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The drill is intended to test the ability to maintain "continuity of government" in the face of a crisis. This is among the largest such drills since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, officials said. President [sic] George W. Bush was not expected to be among the evacuees, but some White House personnel would be sent out of town, said spokesman Scott Stanzel.

Heparin contaminated 'on purpose' -- America's drugs watchdog believes that Chinese-made ingredients for a blood-thinning drug may have been deliberately contaminated.

In Next-Gen Bullets and Bombs, Even the Casing Explodes -- The Pentagon has quietly been working on a new arsenal of advanced weaponry that replaces metal casings with "reactive materials," normally harmless matter that combines to release explosive amounts of energy on impact, tearing targets apart with violent fury.

Continuity of Government Drill: Largest Post 9/11 -- Thousands of key federal employees are being whisked from the Washington area by helicopter and car for a three-day test of their ability to run the government from remote locations during a disaster.

Secretive FEMA Camp Drill Running In Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with other government institutions are currently conducting an 8-day anti-terror and disaster exercise from May 1st through May 8th called National Level Exercise 2-08 in the United States.

6 fraternities suspended in drug probe at San Diego State U. -- San Diego State University has suspended six fraternities after a sweeping drug investigation that landed members of three fraternities in jail on suspicion of openly dealing drugs on campus.

VaxGen sells anthrax vaccine to rival firm -- VaxGen Inc. announced this week the sale of its experimental anthrax vaccine—which the US government pulled the plug on in 2006—to Emergent BioSolutions, maker of the only US-licensed anthrax vaccine. VaxGen, of South San Francisco, Calif., said it sold the vaccine and related technology to Emergent, based in Rockville, Md., for $2 million. Emergent may be required to pay up to an additional $8 million in milestone payments, plus a percentage of any future sales revenues.

Check out weekly USDA produce truck rates -- The popular phrase “knowledge is power” rings true right now for many owner-operators who are struggling to make ends meet. The USDA publishes a weekly “Fruit and Vegetable Truck Rate Report,” which is available on its Web site and updated every Wednesday, but few produce truckers are actually aware that the report exists. Read More...

Population Control and a World Food Authority -- The establishment of a World Food Authority to control the food supply of the world is a major goal of The Club of Rome's RIO report. This issue is intertwined with exaggerated fears of environmental collapse and the elite's obsession with population control.

IMF sells some gold reserves to improve finances -- The International Monetary Fund has approved the sale of 403.3 tonnes of IMF gold reserves, in a financial overhaul which is hoped to boost its coffers.

Registering potentially dangerous knives -- Chinese citizens must register their identities when they buy potentially deadly knives, Xinhua quoted the Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday as saying.

Risk of bird flu pandemic probably growing -- The risk of a human influenza pandemic remains real and is probably growing as the bird flu virus becomes entrenched in poultry in more countries, health officials warned on Tuesday.

Man arrested for turning without signaling -- Mark Robinson was driving through downtown Melissa last week when he was pulled over for failing the use his turn signal. But instead of getting a ticket, the officer took the 24-year-old to jail.

PHOTOS: Chile Volcano Erupts With Ash, Lava, Lightning -- Since the volcano awoke on May 2, it has continued erupting intermittently, blanketing the area in ash and forcing more than 4,000 people to flee.

FEATURE-In food price crunch, more Americans seek help -- It is becoming more common as Americans increasingly turn to food stamps and other programs to make ends meet.

Consumer Groups Champion Internet Freedom Preservation Act -- In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott urged lawmakers to protect consumers from Internet blocking by telephone and cable companies.

Primary Results By State -- This page represents results, including delegate count, reported immediately after each state's contest.

Candidate Results [IPB] -- see Ron Paul results then view other candidates by clicking the drop down tab on their website.

Federal Agents Raid Office of Special Counsel -- Nearly two dozen federal agents yesterday raided the Washington headquarters of the agency that protects government whistle-blowers, as part of an intensifying criminal investigation of its leader, who is fighting allegations of improper political bias and obstruction of justice. Agents fanned out yesterday morning in the agency's building on M Street, where they sequestered Office of Special Counsel chief Scott J. Bloch for questioning, served grand-jury subpoenas on 17 employees and shut down access to computer networks in a search lasting more than five hours.

Peace Activists Occupy General Dynamics Weapons Plant -- Vermont activists entered General Dynamics and locked themselves together in the firm's lobby to protest the company's war profiteering.

In Iowa: Feds take over NCC fairgrounds for May training exercise -- Normal operations on the National Cattle Congress fairgrounds have been suspended for most of May as the federal government has leased out virtually the entire facility for a training exercise.

Cell Phone Spying: Is Your Life Being Monitored? -- It connects you to the world, but your cell phone could also be giving anyone from your boss to your wife a window into your every move. The same technology that lets you stay in touch on-the-go can now let others tap into your private world — without you ever even suspecting something is awry.

Fungi lock depleted uranium out of harm's way -- Humble fungi found in most back gardens could help clean up battlefields contaminated with depleted uranium. At present, sites can be partial decontaminated by physically collecting and disposing of fragments from shells. However, radioactive particles and dust from explosions remain in the soil, preventing full reclamation.

Luxury Hotels, shopping centers, condos in War Zone? US Sees Golden Future for Green Zone -- Forget the rocket attacks, concrete blast walls and lack of a sewer system. Now try to imagine luxury hotels, a shopping center and even condos in the heart of Baghdad. That's all part of a five-year development "dream list" - or what some dub an improbable fantasy - to transform the U.S.-protected Green Zone from a walled fortress into a centerpiece for Baghdad's future.

Chile volcano blasts ash 20 miles high, forcing evacuations -- The long-dormant Chaiten volcano blasted ash some 20 miles (30 kilometers) into the Andean sky on Tuesday, forcing the last of thousands to evacuate and fouling a huge stretch of the South American continent.

$160 Billion Robotic Army Network Passes First Big Test. Kinda -- Everything these robots see is radioed to monitors thousands of miles away -- and into the targeting systems of a B-52 bomber winging, silent and nearly invisible, several miles overhead. The testing played out at a remote Nevada facility last week, was the first major test of the Army’s $160-billion, 20-year plan to build a high-tech family of networked robots and hybrid-electric armored vehicles. The “Future Combat Systems” program, co-managed by Boeing and consultants SAIC, aims to equip roughly a third of the Army with 14 new vehicle types that are
connected constantly to a vast communications net.

Vog - volcanic smog - kills plants, casts a haze over Hawaii -- Big Island crops are shriveling as sulfur dioxide from Kilauea wafts over them and envelops them in "vog," or volcanic smog. People are wheezing, and schoolchildren are being kept indoors during recess. High gas levels led Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to close several days this month, forcing the evacuation of thousands of visitors.

Newspaper reports military mum on destination of 6-ship convoy -- On Sunday, 5,500 sailors and Marines left San Diego on a six-ship convoy, though no one would say where they were headed, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Saddam feared catching Aids from US guards -- The former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein feared catching Aids or some other venereal disease during his US-supervised captivity, according to excerpts from his prison writings, published in a leading Arab newspaper yesterday.

A Costco Field Trip -- Bottom line: Get into the habit now of having a sufficient supply of dried food in the pantry.

Gold price suppression scheme -- "I notice that the price ratios between the time spans of differing gold lease rates have been remarkably well behaved lately, almost as if they were locked together in precise bands." Read More...

Edible Plastic Wrap for Food Kills Bacteria While It Flavors Your Burger -- The Japanese started it with candy wrappers you could eat. Many readers may remember being fascinated by eating the wrappers containing Asian candy, even with Mom's permission! For almost ten years, vegetarians have happily consumed medications and food supplements in vegetarian capsules. Now, food science chemists are on their way to making available a wrap for meats that can be eaten.

Pentagon Wants Cyberwar Range to 'Replicate Human Behavior and Frailties' -- The Pentagon's way-out researchers don't just want to build an Internet simulator, to test out cyberwar tactics. They want the range's operators to "realistically replicate human behavior and frailties," too.

Have you seen the new AARP Medicare Ad? -- The fact is, Medicare premiums have more than doubled since 2000, and Congress is considering actions that may raise your premiums even higher than usual.

Iraq vet, talk show pioneer pair for anti-war film -- Phil Donahue and filmmaker Ellen Spiro tell in graphic detail the challenges of the young man in his wheelchair -- his pain, frustration and difficulties managing bodily functions. U.S. Army soldier Tomas Young was paralyzed from the chest down at 25 years of age after a bullet pierced his spine in his first week serving in Iraq. Donahue, now 72, couldn't get Young out of his head and set the wheels in motion to make his first documentary, "Body of War," now showing in U.S. theaters.
Click here for Review of the Movie "Body Of War"

YouTube: FEMA: MAYDAY ALERT!-- Terror Drills Could Go Live! New Version.

World Masonic Leaders Converge on Washington, D.C. May 7th, 2008 -- For the first time ever, the Grand Lodge of Free And Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia will play host to a historic and grand event, the 9th World Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, May 7th, 2008 through May 10th, 2008.

Probe of USS Cole Bombing Unravels -- Almost eight years after al-Qaeda nearly sank the USS Cole with an explosives-stuffed motorboat, killing 17 sailors, all the defendants convicted in the attack have escaped from prison or been freed by Yemeni officials.

Audit: Up to 400 State Department laptops missing -- The State Department has lost track of as many as 400 laptop computers, an internal audit ordered by the Inspector General has found.

Paul Campaign Never Ended, Spokesman Says -- He is still racking up votes, for one thing, having garnered 16 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania's Republican primary on April 22. And his supporters are still active at the grass-roots level: GOP officials abruptly canceled the Nevada state convention when it became clear that Paul's backers outnumbered those for McCain and stood ready to take control of the delegate process. Paul's campaign hopes to turn such support into upward of 50 delegates for the party's national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul in September, where he is gunning for a speaking slot.

Judge rules for Taser in cause-of-death decisions -- Taser International has fired a warning shot at medical examiners across the country.
The Scottsdale-based stun gun manufacturer increasingly is targeting state and county medical examiners with lawsuits and lobbying efforts to reverse and prevent medical rulings that Tasers contributed to someone's death.

Just for FUN -- Just a little humor this morning! Also: Amazing Juggling Finale

United Nations Breaks Ground On New Headquarters in NYC -- The United Nations unveiled renderings as well as announced an accelerated strategy for construction of its new headquarters at a groundbreaking ceremony May 5 in New York City. The plan will allow the building to be completed two years ahead of schedule, project officials said.

DO YOU HAVE A PLAN? (PERSONAL) by Devvy Kidd -- Despite the propaganda coming out of Washington, DC., millions of Americans are in deep financial trouble. Last week the media cranked up the mantra that Wall Street may be getting more
optimistic. Really?

1.1 Million Bee Colonies Dead This Year -- The survey found that about 35% of all the colonies in the U.S. died last winter. Of those that died, 71% died of natural causes, 29% from symptoms that are suspect colony collapse disorder. Doing the math that comes to at least 10% of all the bees in the U.S. last year died of Colony Collapse Disorder. I believe that is a significant number of colonies.

Bloated profits as poor go hungry -- Giant agribusinesses are enjoying soaring earnings and profits out of the world food crisis which is driving millions of people towards starvation.

The Great Depression of the 2010s -- Investment banks are the undoing of central banking. While all banks, central, commercial and investment, view credit as the opportunity to exploit society’s growth and productivity, investment bank exploitation of growth and productivity exposes society to extreme risks - for investment banks use society’s savings to make their volatile and speculative bets.

US editor's anthrax death before court -- The federal government and a private laboratory have no duty under state law to protect the public from lethal materials, their lawyers told the Florida Supreme Court on Monday in a lawsuit over the anthrax death of a supermarket tabloid photo editor.

Got milk? Could be a crime -- MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS, Pa. - The Department of Agriculture threw its weight at dairy farmer Mark Nolt. Nolt's crime? Selling raw milk without a permit. Yesterday the defendant, a Mennonite farmer from Newville, north of Harrisburg, was found guilty by a district judge in a tiny courtroom and ordered to pay a fine.
Related Article: Farmer fined $4,000 for dealing raw milk -- A Pennsylvania farmer has been fined $4,000 for dealing in raw milk in violation of the state's bureaucracy that demands he hold a permit in order to sell his natural products to friends and neighbors.

The Incredible Fresh Local Egg -- Discover the Joys of Local Heirloom Eggs.

Breast milk contains C8, study concludes -- C8 and related chemicals used in nonstick pans and stain-resistant fabrics have been found in human breast milk, according to the first major U.S. study to examine breast-feeding as a possible exposure route.

Project to drill into Earth fault -- An ambitious project by scientists in the US to try to predict earthquakes will go ahead thanks to a $20m grant from the National Science Foundation.

NY company announces meat recall -- The voluntary recall includes several brands of fresh and frozen products, including chicken salads and sandwiches sold under the name Gourmet Boutique and wraps and burritos under the name Jan's or Archer Farms. May be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

US Underground Facilities -- "This File is a correlation of data from many sources. It is based on documents which are believed to be written by responsible individuals who have either witnessed the information first hand, or knew someone who did and came by the material in an honest atmosphere." "The material here has been reported by real people. The government, of course,
would deny it. If you do believe that the concepts represented here may be possible, then you may learn a great deal in the following lines of text."

Chertoff: Stop Complaining About the Fascist Control Grid -- It makes sense Michael Chertoff would make his latest anti-liberty comments while addressing the Heritage Foundation. After all, the “conservative” foundation — read, neocon foundation — is funded by the beer magnate Joe Coors and CIA operative Richard Mellon Scaife, heir of the Mellon industrial and banking fortune.
Heritage was on the ball after 9/11, as it created the Homeland Defense Project, a “task force” cranking out “recommendations” for Chertoff’s police state.

10 Things to Recycle That You Never Thought You Could -- How full is your trash can? If you're like most people in the U.S., it's much fuller than it could be.

Cyclone destroyed 95 percent of Myanmar city says minister -- The cyclone that hit Myanmar at the weekend destroyed 95 percent of the homes in the city of Bogalay, where more than 10,000 people died, the minister for social welfare told reporters Tuesday.

Cyclone kills at least 4,000 in Myanmar -- At least 3,000 still unaccounted for in single city; thousands left homeless.

Derry Brownfield - a Popular Radio Announcer - Ousted After Ripping Monsanto's Goon Squads -- Last week, Brownfield was told that he could no longer broadcast out of the Learfield studios. His buddy, Clyde Lear, posted a blog on the Learfield web site saying that Brownfield's last show will be in mid-May. "The Common Sense Coalition grinds to a halt on our system," Lear wrote. Add your Comments by CLICKING HERE

Who should MDs let die in a pandemic? Report offers answers -- An influential group of physicians has drafted a grimly specific list of recommendations for which patients wouldn't be treated. They include the very elderly, seriously hurt trauma victims, severely burned patients and those with severe dementia.

Cardiovascular, Psychiatric Warnings Strengthened on Adderall -- Shire has revised the labeling of its attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications Adderall and Adderall XR to include stronger warnings about psychiatric and cardiovascular risks associated with use of the products.

OnStar to provide stolen vehicle slowdown -- OnStar has set its sights on stolen vehicles. The company unveiled its Stolen Vehicle Slowdown technology in Los Angeles this week. The system actually slows a stolen vehicle remotely. “We are the first to do anything like this. We are pioneering the way,” says OnStar spokesman Brad Williams.

St. Louis Area Professor Says US Losing Hearts & Minds Of Iraqi People -- A St. Louis-area college professor who used to be a U.S. embassy official in Baghdad is speaking out on Iraq. She's saying some things the U.S. government would prefer we not hear.

First GPS-triggered comedy podcast -- What claims to be the world's first audio comedy show, with different sketches triggered according to the vehicle's location, can now be downloaded from the internet and then uploaded onto drivers' satellite navigation devices.

Man-made clouds to change the outlook -- A company called Flogos has launched the first custom-made clouds and will soon be bringing its product to Britain. Produced by a dedicated machine at the rate of two a minute, the flogos can be made to any shape required and float for up to half an hour, soaring up to 30,000ft for a distance of 40 miles.

DHS wants to manipulate hurricanes -- Don't stop hurricanes, guide them -- The latest advice from weather modification experts: The goal should be to re-route hurricanes and ease their fury, rather than try to stop them forming in the first place.

Feds launch 'Gestapo raid' over raw milk -- Rally planned on May 5, 2008 for farmer whose dairy swept by government! "FDA has gone on the record as 'hating raw milk' in any form," Mark McAfee, president of Organic Pastures, said. "If Organic Pastures is doing something illegal, all FDA needs to do is come and tell us and we will make the necessary changes to our labels and procedures."

United States is drawing up plans to strike on Iranian insurgency camp -- The US military is drawing up plans for a “surgical strike” against an insurgent training camp inside Iran if Republican Guards continue with attempts to destabilise Iraq, western intelligence sources said last week.

Urgent Digitek Digoxin Recall -- A class I recall is being issued on all Digitek (digoxin) tablets, which may contain twice the approved level of digoxin.The existence of double-strength pills pose a risk of digitalis toxicity, which can result in nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, cardiac instability, bradycardia and even death.

Artificial Foods and Corporate Crops: Can We Escape the 'Frankenstate'? -- Taking a technological approach to agriculture has put the future of the world's food supply in jeopardy.

Right now, a gallon of diesel in a Mexican border town costs -$2gal/$4+ on the USA side -- RVers who travel in the Southwest within striking distance of Mexico can take advantage of diesel prices less than half what it sells for in the USA. Right now, a gallon of diesel in a Mexican border town costs about $2. Unleaded fuel is slightly higher, but still less than $3.

One In Five Rooms Is 'Highly Contaminated' With Hidden Mold -- A study by French scientists in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Journal of Environmental Monitoring report that almost one in five rooms studied with no visible mould was in fact “highly contaminated” by fungus which could aggravate conditions such as asthma.

Leukemia and nuclear power: what’s the secret? -- THE UK government has made an 11th-hour intervention in the long-running dispute between the Scottish NHS and anti-nuclear campaigners over the release of childhood leukaemia figures.

MRSA Superbug Invades Public Schools as Conventional Medicine Ignores Natural Cures -- Schools in at least eight states have reported confirmed cases of students being infected with the "superbug" known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) following the death of a 17-year old Virginia student late last year, and the deaths of a New Hampshire preschooler and an 11-year-old from Mississippi a week earlier. MRSA, it seems, is taking hold in the U.S. population.

Holistic First Aid Kit: What to Include and Their Common Uses -- Here are some of the more common natural ingredients you can stock in your first aid kit, along with their uses. Please note that this encompasses a mix of alternative medicines.

The True Food Shopping Guide -- "After a long wait, we are pleased to announce the arrival of our updated, portable pocket shoppers' guide to help you find and avoid GE ingredients wherever you shop."

Spy Grid Part Of Consumer Technology -- Tech savy proponents might think it's great, meanwhile skeptics and naysayers still deny its existence, but microphones and internal listening devices are being installed in hi-tech hardware, and have been for several years.

America's Chemically Modified 21st Century Soldiers -- Armed with potent drugs and new technology, a dangerous breed of soldiers are being trained to fight America's future wars.

Air marshals grounded in list mix-ups -- False identifications based on a terrorist no-fly list have for years prevented some federal air marshals from boarding flights they are assigned to protect, according to officials with the agency, which is finally taking steps to address the problem.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen Cites U.S. 'Vulnerability' -- The nation's top military officer warned yesterday that the transition to a new American president will mark a "time of vulnerability" as the United States fights two wars, and he said military leaders are already actively preparing for the changing of the guard.

Civil War cannonball kills Virginia relic collector -- Sam White's hobby cost him his life: A cannonball he was restoring exploded, killing him in his driveway. More than 140 years after Lee surrendered to Grant, the cannonball was still powerful enough to send a chunk of shrapnel through the front porch of a house a quarter-mile from White's home in this leafy Richmond suburb.

Philadelphia News: New city program urges clergy to help turn in lawbreakers -- City officials launched the "Peaceful Surrender" program yesterday, in which they exhorted city clergy members to help authorities bring in nearly 68,000 people who have outstanding warrants.
Related Article: Phila. calls on clergy to encourage fugitive criminals to surrender

'Pixie' dust helps finger grow -- Scientists in the United States have grown back the tip of a man's finger after it was severed in an accident.

West Coast ports shut down as workers protest Iraq war -- Port workers took to the streets yesterday after blocking several entrances to the Port of Oakland.

YouTube: 'DC Madam' Believed to Be Dead -- Police in Florida say a woman they believe is Deborah Jean Palfrey has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Palfrey was convicted of running a prostitution service that catered to Washington's political elite.
Related Article: DC Madam Predicted She Would Be Suicided

Loma Wharton is challenging Nielsen for Douglas County clerk -- One of the starkest differences between the two women running for Douglas County clerk lies in their views on the filing of liens by the Internal Revenue Service. Read More...

Tornadoes hit Kansas City area -- A large tornado and several smaller tornadoes hit the Kansas City metro area late Sunday afternoon, destroying dozens of homes.

Pfizer's Cholesterol Drug Boosts Death Rate by 58 Percent -- Patients who take the cholesterol drug torcetrapid, intended to increase levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol and lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, have a 58 percent higher risk of death than similar patients who do not take the drug, according to a study led by researchers at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Air Force officials suspends training flights of T-38C aircraft due to crash in Texas -- Air Education and Training Command officials suspended flights of T-38C Talon aircraft May 1 following a fatal crash at Sheppard AFB, Texas. The crash was the second in two weeks involving a T-38, following an April 23 accident in which two pilots were killed when their T-38 crashed at Columbus AFB, Miss.

Super licences -- Enhanced driver licences and identification cards that allow Manitobans to cross the U.S. border without a passport will be put in place by next year, the NDP government announced yesterday.

CDC Spots Large Measles Outbreak In US -- The United States is on track to get hit with the biggest measles outbreak in more than seven years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

National DNA database gets kickstart from feds -- With virtually no fanfare, President Bush has signed into law a plan that orders the government to take no more than six months to set up a "national contingency plan" to screen newborns' DNA that would be put into use in case of a "public health emergency."

Report Slams U.S. Food Safety System -- "One in four Americans are sickened by food-borne illness each year, that's 76 million people," Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health said during a morning teleconference Wednesday. "That number is far too high, and major gaps in our nation's food safety system are to blame."

Chinese build secret nuclear submarine base -- China has secretly built a major underground nuclear submarine base that could threaten Asian countries and challenge American power in the region, it can be disclosed.

US Gas Is Cheap Compared to Most -- Despite daily headlines bemoaning record gas prices, the U.S. is actually one of the cheaper places to fill up in the world.

"Super Curcumin" In the News -- Scientists Synthesize "Super" Curcumin Molecules to Fight Cancer -- Curcumin, the ingredient that makes turmeric (and thus curry) yellow, has long been known to provide potent anti-cancer benefits. The chemical has been found to suppress genes that promote the cell growth that can lead to cancer and to help induce programmed cell death in cases of colorectal cancer. Studies have suggested that there may be an association between high curry consumption and lower cancer rates.



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