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Cindy Sheehan's Campaign Headquarters Heavily Damaged in Late Night Attack -- Just 5 days before the election, at 3a.m. on October 30th, all of the front windows of the Cindy Sheehan for Congress campaign offices were shattered. Read More...

Supremes asked to halt Tuesday's vote -- Constitutional crisis feared over Obama's 'qualifications'.

Berg Seeks Emergency Ruling By US Supreme Court To Disqualify Obama -- Philip J. Berg Will Be Arriving at U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC 3:15 p.m. today to file for an Injunction to Stay Presidential Election Pending Writ of Certiorari regarding Obama who is "NOT" qualified to be President of the United States.

You thought the housing crisis was bad? You ain't seen nothing yet -- While many eyes are focusing on the housing meltdown and its hugely negative effect on an economy clearly moving into recession, few are paying attention to the next bubble expected to burst: credit cards.

Thomas Jefferson Knew About The Banksters -- "I believe banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies! If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, 1st by inflation, then by deflation, the banks & corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson 1802.

USA to resume nuclear tests to save its Cold War stockpile from decline -- US Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes the United States needs to resume its nuclear tests. The US needs to take steps to transform an ageing and very expensive complex of nuclear weapons from the Cold War era to a smaller and less costly enterprise that could meet the nation’s security needs for the future.

Exxon Mobil posts biggest US quarterly profit ever -- Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, reported income Thursday that shattered its own record for the biggest profit from operations by a U.S. corporation, earning $14.83 billion in the third quarter.

Gold coins in short supply, command 50% premium -- Popular gold and silver coins such as the one-ounce gold and silver American Eagles produced by United states Mint is not available for sale in the market and those who sell do it at a premium of 50 percent or more on spot price, according to Michael Maroney, Vice President, Monex Deposit Company.

CNN Beams Star Wars Technology for Election Night -- Next Tuesday, at CNN's Election Center in New York, an Obama campaign strategist will be in the studio to comment on the incoming voting results. Only he'll be … (wait for it) in 3-D! As a hologram! Instead of the normal flat-screen version of talking heads, the Obama spokesperson's image will be projected from Chicago and into the New York studio -- in a 360 view.

Earthquake Safety Information -- Critical Earthquake Safety Information.

Doctors Dishing out Antidepressants for PMS "Quick Fix" -- Large numbers of women are being inappropriately treated with antidepressants when they actually have premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a British nonprofit has warned.

Does Google Know Too Much? -- Google gathers so much detailed information about its users that one critic says some state intelligence bureaus look "like child protection services" in comparison. A few German government bodies have mounted a resistance.

Russia's stock market gains 18% in day's trading -- Russia's stock exchanges, the RTS and MICEX, showed strong growth during Thursday trading, with their benchmark indices climbing almost 18% and over 19%, respectively.

How the Government Spies on and Prosecutes Peace Activists -- We all know and kind of joke about the government spying on us. But it is very chilling and unnerving when you discover actual proof that it is happening.

USDA's Billion Dollar Subsidy Program for School Lunches Causing Epidemic of Childhood Obesity -- This report includes four key recommendations aimed at improving the nutrition of school meals.

MRSA Now a Major Epidemic -- Heath officials say a potentially deadly form of staph infection, commonly known as MRSA, has become a major epidemic in the United States. As MRSA spreads it is also becoming more drug-resistant. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that about 10 percent of common community-acquired MRSA strains are now impervious, not only to penicillin, but also to clindamycin, tetracycline, Bactrim and other antibiotics.

Wyeth anti nausea drug caused guitar player's arm to turn black and lose arm -- Children's musician Diana Levine watched her right hand gradually turn black in the six weeks after she was injected with a Wyeth anti-nausea drug. The pain, so powerful even morphine couldn't mask it, subsided only when doctors amputated the arm just below the elbow.

Is your doctor prescribing a placebo? -- Last week's study on placebos published in the British Medical Journal has sparked debate: What precisely is a placebo, and might you, the patient, actually in some cases benefit from one?

Ultrasound Shown to Exert Remote Control of Brain Circuits -- In a twist on nontraditional uses of ultrasound, a group of neuroscientists at Arizona State University has developed pulsed ultrasound techniques that can remotely stimulate brain circuit activity. Their findings, published in the Oct. 29 issue of the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One, provide insights into how low-power ultrasound can be harnessed for the noninvasive neurostimulation of brain circuits and offers the potential for new treatments of brain disorders and disease.

Wifi and Electromagnetic fields -- Scroll down the page at their website for more links.


OBAMA'S GAMBLE: POSSESSION NINE TENTHS OF THE LAW By: Devvy Kidd -- As Dr. Edwin Vieira pointed out in my conversation with him yesterday, an individual applying for a hunting license in Virginia must provide a real birth certificate, but an applicant for president of these united States of America doesn't have to prove citizenship?

Thousands of Syrians protest in Damascus at U.S. raid -- Thousands of Syrians held a government-backed demonstration in Damascus on Thursday to protest against a U.S. military raid in the east of the country that has put a further strain on U.S.-Syrian ties.

Vote and get a flu shot at the same time -- On Election Day 2008, polling sites across the country will provide flu shots in a safe and convenient environment.

Schoolteacher Fired for Recommending Students Eat Plant-Based Diet -- A middle schoolteacher in Fox River Grove, Ill., was fired in April after encouraging his students to eat a vegan diet.

Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes -- The common cooking spice turmeric may help prevent against Type 2 diabetes, as well as reducing the dangerous inflammation associated with obesity, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center, published in the journal Endocrinology and presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Francisco.

Teenager on acne treatment dies -- A 14-year-old boy has died after taking for the first time a medical treatment for acne prescribed by his doctor. His family described the medication as an "antibiotic" acne treatment. The family is awaiting completion of medical tests before naming the specific drug.

Hawaii launches food tracking system -- The state agency has launched a pilot project, expected to cost about $1.6 million over a three-year period, that uses Radio Frequency Identification Devices, or RFIDs, to track local food "from farm to fork."

Warnings of deep recession as US layoffs spread coast-to-coast -- According to statistics collated by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the top five sectors for layoffs in the nine months through September this year are: financial, with 111,200 job cuts; automotive, 94,900 layoffs; government/non-profit, 66,800 layoffs; transportation, 62,000 layoffs; and retail, with 51,300 jobs lost. Seventeen of the US's 29 steel mill blast furnaces have shut down in response to slowing demand.

Sculpture represents nation's economic meltdown -- The economy is melting -- literally. Two artists on Wednesday installed a 1,500-pound ice sculpture that spelled the word "Economy" in Manhattan's financial district. The "Main Street Meltdown" was to remain in Foley Square until it melted -- about 24 hours. By Wednesday evening, the E and the C had already thawed and vanished.

Gitmo Judge Cites Torture, Tosses Out Confession -- In a first, a military judge ruled on Tuesday that a Guantanamo detainee's confession was extracted through torture, and excluded it from the trial of a young Afghan detainee at the war court.

Eggs recalled, exports halted as China's food crisis worsens -- Chinese retailers pulled eggs off shelves Wednesday and a supplier was ordered to stop exports, amid fears the toxic threat of the chemical melamine was far more widespread than first reported.

California gets ready for earthquake drill -- The U.S. Geological Survey says it's preparing for the largest earthquake drill in the nation's history -- the Great Southern California ShakeOut.

Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship -- AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.

Chronic Bacterial and Viral Infections in Neurodegenerative and Neurobehavioral by Garth L. Nicolson, PhD -- Often, patients with neurodegenerative or neurobehavioral diseases have chronic, neuropathic infections that could be important in disease inception, disease progression, or increasing the types or severities of signs and symptoms. Read More...

Post traumatic stress disorder evidence eased -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations regarding service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by eliminating the requirement of evidence corroborating occurrence of the claimed in-service stressor in claims in which PTSD is diagnosed in service. This amendment is necessary to facilitate the proof of service connection in such claims. By this amendment, we intend to reduce claim-processing time for such claims.

White House pushes for local schools to drug test students -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is hoping to convince local school districts and educators to randomly drug test students. It's a movement that is sweeping the country and gaining support in many states, and advocates say it provides students a "credible reason to say no to drug use."

The Bailout Lie Exposed: Financial "Big Boys" Never Intended To Lend Out Their Windfall -- Bailout plan was meant to “help American consumers and businessmen get credit to meet their daily needs and to create jobs.” HOWEVER--One bank executive caught spilling the beans: “What we do think, it will help us to be a little bit more active on the acquisition side or opportunistic side for some banks who are still struugling.” Translation: “Say what? Lend to folks up to their ears in debt already?! Do we look like morons?? You know as well as I that breakneck financial consolidation has been the name of the game since the early nineties. So have leveraged buyouts. Only the latter are normally accomplished with private money. Now we get to leverage bank acquisitions with public money! Is this a deal or is this a deal?”

The unknown 20 trillion dollar company -- The Depository Trust Company (DTC) is the best kept secret in America. Headquartered at 55 Water Street in New York City, the average American has no clue that this financial institution is the most powerful banking corporation in the world. The general public has no knowledge of what the DTC is or what they do. How can a private banking trust company hold assets of over $19 trillion and be unknown?

Pennsylvania: 45% in state see advantage in 1-party rule -- Fewer than a third of Pennsylvania voters -- 30 percent -- say a split government is better for the country, compared with 45 percent who give the nod to the same party controlling the White House and Congress, the poll found. A quarter of respondents said they weren't sure which alternative was better.

BrasscheckTV: Tainted food alert -- Melamine may be in US food supply. There is no such thing as food grade melamine. None of it is suitable for food.

First-Ever Layoffs Loom at Postal Service -- The U.S. Postal Service faces a serious financial shortfall that is accelerating reductions in its workforce and raising the possibility of the first-ever layoffs of career employees.

FDA warns Bayer on unproven claims -- Aspirin medicines from Bayer designed to promote healthy hearts and stronger bones are being marketed illegally with unproven health claims, federal regulators said Tuesday.

Safe Plastic Guide -- This is a report on which plastics are safe to use and which to avoid! 
   Universal Product Code (UPC) and EAN Article Numbering Code (EAN)

Bar Code Secret -- The whole world is scared of China made "black hearted goods". Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ? Let me tell you...the first 3 digits of bar code 690, 691, and 692 are MADE IN CHINA. Read More...


Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans will hold a meeting on November 19-20, 2008 in DC -- The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on issues that are unique to veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the 1990-1991 period of the Gulf War.

More Car Dealers Shut Down -- Auto Sellers Turn Off Lights as Sales Slump, Credit Tightens! The National Automobile Dealers Association estimates 700 new-car dealerships will close this year, up from 430 last year, and taking with them an estimated 37,100 jobs.

Learn to Winter Sow Seeds Outdoors! -- Winter Sowing is easy to do, do it for pennies too! Learn how...

White House to banks: Start lending now -- An impatient White House prodded banks and other financial companies Tuesday to quit hoarding billions of dollars flowing into their vaults from Washington and start making more loans.

IMF may need to "print money" as crisis spreads -- The International Monetary Fund may soon lack the money to bail out an ever growing list of countries crumbling across Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and parts of Asia, raising concerns that it will have to tap taxpayers in Western countries for a capital infusion or resort to the nuclear option of printing its own money.

Emergency declarations smooth way for vaccine makers -- Federal officials this month have declared a series of public health emergencies relating to potential weapons of biological terror.

Raw broccoli best for anti-cancer potential says study -- Consuming cooked or processed broccoli may result in less of the potential anti-cancer compounds being available for absorption, suggests a new study from TNO Quality of Life.

Oregano Shown to be the Most Powerful Culinary Herb -- Research is showing that oregano tops the list as the most potent culinary herb on the planet. This tasty herb contains many minerals like copper, niacin, and beta-carotene, as well as other nourishing nutrients.

Big Pharma's Pills Contaminated with Machine Parts at Pill Factories -- An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has uncovered evidence of widespread quality control problems in pills produced in Puerto Rico, a region that manufactures many of the prescription medications sold in America.

Obama's Candidacy Angers, Excites Hate Groups -- "There is a probable hypothesis that in the event that Obama becomes president that you could have a galvanization of these white supremacist groups," said John Karl, the officer in charge of the Los Angeles Police Department's criminal conspiracy unit. "Obviously, law enforcement needs to be prepared, and how do you prepare? You need to become as resourceful and comprehensively understand the groups and individuals involved."

Left Brain v Right Brain Test -- Take the test.

Organic strawberries a hard sell at times -- Just 1,200 to 1,500 acres will be grown without chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Although that's not an insignificant amount, it is fewer than expected as demand for organic produce grows steadily and scientists probe ever further into the environmental and health benefits of organic agriculture.

AFTER THE ELECTION, HIDE YOUR STUFF -- What should we realistically expect after the election? Because people are asking about it, I need to expand on a subject I have already raised. Many Americans are storing food, firearms, fuel and other essentials. A good idea! Go ahead and do it. But some are thinking they will “sit it out.”

ACLU Demands Information on U.S. Military Domestic Operations -- On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request demanding information from the government on U.S. Northern Command's (NORTHCOM) deployment of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Combat Brigade Team (BCT) on U.S. soil for "civil unrest" and "crowd control" duties.

'Good Samaritan' saves crying woman's foreclosed home -- Tracy Orr sat in the back of the room and prepared to watch her foreclosed home go up for auction this past Saturday. That's when a pesky stranger sat down beside her and struck up a conversation who ended up buying the house in a foreclosure auction and giving it back to the owner.

Microsoft Patents Censorship Bot -- As the Times Online reports, the corporate behemoth Microsoft is on the verge of unleashing a technology capable of eliminating “green inkers” and conspiracy theorists. “Microsoft has just been awarded a patent for technology designed to automatically detect and remove ‘undesired words or phrases’ from all manner of digital communications, ranging from YouTube broadcasts to internet chat and songs,” writes Mark Harris.

UK: Anger at 222% Christmas credit card -- Major high-street retailers are targeting poor families with bad credit records to prop up their Christmas sales during the credit crisis.

10 Facts about the Breast Cancer Industry You are Not Supposed to Know -- In this article, read the ten important myths about breast cancer, and the truths that can save your life.

Six Good Reasons to Avoid the Flu Shot -- Read the 6 reasons to avoid getting a flu shot.

Military prepares for threats during first wartime presidential transition in 40 years -- The U.S. military, bracing for the first wartime presidential transition in 40 years, is preparing for potential crises during the vulnerable handover period, including possible attacks by Al-Qaida and destabilizing developments in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to senior military officials.

Bush's Preemptive Self-Pardon: Pardon Me, Congress? -- As we approach W's last day in office, on which I'm willing to bet you he issues some sweeping pardons of crimes he himself authorized, an act already recommended to him by various voices in the corporate media, we also approach, of course, the dates before and/or after those pardons on which congressional committees may hold hearings to whine about the matter.

A Rise in Kidney Stones Is Seen in U.S. Children -- To the great surprise of parents, kidney stones, once considered a disorder of middle age, are now showing up in children as young as 5 or 6. The increase in the United States is attributed to a host of factors, including a food additive that is both legal and ubiquitous: salt.

Alan Greenspan: Public Enemy Number One -- A note before beginning. This article focuses on today's financial and economic crisis. Not affairs of state, war and peace or geopolitics. No guessing who's number one under those headings.

Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska found guilty in corruption case -- Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that tainted the 40-year Senate career of Alaska's political patriarch. Stevens, 84, was convicted of all seven charges he faced of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor.

Feds disrupt skinhead plot to assassinate Obama -- Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday.

Gun sales thriving in uncertain times -- Purchases of firearms and ammunition have risen 8 to 10 percent this year, according to state and federal data.

Related Article: Obama Targets Second Amendment For Death -- Obama is working closely with the Soros-backed Australian Rebecca Peters. She wants introduce a gun ban into the USA as she did in Australia. 

Why You Want to Avoid Using Chemical Disinfectants -- Chemicals used to kill bacteria could be making them stronger. Low levels of biocides, which are used in disinfectants and antiseptics to kill microbes, can make the potentially lethal bacterium Staphylococcus aureus remove toxic chemicals more efficiently, potentially making it resistant to being killed by some antibiotics.


Melamine Contaminated Food List -- As the melamine in milk products from China problem continues to grow apace, Sciencebase presents a succinct list of melamine contaminated food list culled from the most recent news results on the subject.

As hunger mounts, donations drop off -- Sour economy has area food banks running on empty.

Emergency Alert System Handbook -- The handbooks listed contain instructions for following Emergency Alert procedures in the many categories.

Meteor 'Fireball' Caught on Video -- A team of astronomers has caught on video a fiery meteor as it fell toward Earth. The meteor was spotted by the University of Western Ontario's network of all-sky cameras in southern Ontario that scan the sky for meteors. On Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 5:28 a.m. EDT (0928 GMT) seven of the cameras recorded a bright, slow fireball in the predawn sky.

The Stink in Farts Controls Blood Pressure -- “Now that we know hydrogen sulfide’s role in regulating blood pressure, it may be possible to design drug therapies that enhance its formation as an alternative to the current methods of treatment for hypertension,” said Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., a co-author of the study detailed in the Oct. 24th issue of the journal Science.

YouTube: I-35 Bridge Collapse -- CNN video of the bridge collapsing.

Dog Rawhide Chip Recall -- The Hartz Mountain Corporation Voluntarily Recalls One Specific Lot of Nationwide Chicken-Basted Rawhide Chips Because of Possible Health Risk.

Alaska's largest newspaper endorses Obama -- The Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's largest newspaper, has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.

The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes BY Charley Reese -- One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of the 235 million - are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

YouTube: EU Calls For 'New World Governance' -- Video shows Sarkozy and Barroso calling for a "New World Order", "New World Governance", "New Global Order".

Tainted eggs from China discovered in Hong Kong -- Hong Kong food inspectors have found eggs imported from northeast China to be contaminated with high levels of melamine, the toxic industrial additive at the heart of an adulteration scandal in Chinese milk products.

The FDA is going after Stevia trying to claim it's a drug -- 'Stevia is a drug', says FDA citizen’s petition -- A two-man law firm from Washington DC has petitioned the US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) to prevent the addition of steviol glycosides to food. The petitioner, identified as Coburn & Coffman PLLC, contends that stevia glycosides (SGs) are drugs and therefore cannot be legally added to conventional foods.

The Economy's Next Bogey: Consumer Belt-Tightening -- the subsequent widespread disruptions in the credit and equity markets have greatly accelerated those pullbacks, darkening the near-term outlook and retarding prospects for recovery. True, credit markets are beginning to thaw around the edges, but the bad news for the economy is: Too much damage has already been done.

US helicopters attack Syrian village -- Syria's state-run television and witnesses say U.S. military helicopters have attacked an area along the country's border with Iraq, causing casualties.

Berg Appeals Obama Ruling To Supreme Court -- Berg said, "I am totally disappointed by Judge Surrick's decision and, for all citizens of the United States, I am immediately appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrat: Obama's grandma confirms Kenyan birth
-- The Pennsylvania Democrat who has sued Sen. Barack Obama demanding he prove his American citizenship – and therefore qualification to run for president – has confirmed he has a recording of a telephone call from the senator's paternal grandmother confirming his birth in Kenya.

Obama suit dismissed -- Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama's lack of "qualifications" to serve as President of the United States, announced today that he is immediately appealing the dismissal of his case to the United States Supreme Court. The case is Berg v. Obama, No. 08-cv-04083.

Obama's birth certificate sealed by Hawaii governor -- Although the legitimacy of Sen. Barack Obama's birth certificate has become a focus of intense speculation – and even several lawsuits – WND has learned that Hawaii's Gov. Linda Lingle has placed the candidate's birth certificate under seal, and instructed the state's Department of Health to make sure no one in the press obtains access to the original document under any circumstances.

Obama Refuses to Answer Birth Certificate Lawsuit -- A Pennsylvania lawsuit alleging that Barack Obama is not a “natural-born citizen” of the United States took an unusual twist this week, after a federally mandated deadline requiring Obama’s lawyers to produce a “vault” copy of his birth certificate expired with no response from Obama or his lawyers.

Iceland set for a $US 2 billion loan from IMF -- Iceland's government has announced that it has reached agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on an economic stabilisation programme which includes a $US 2.1 billion loan from the fund.

"The End of America" -- Everyone needs to watch this film by Naomi Wolf !!! -- "The End of America" is required viewing by anyone who cares!!!!

North Korea clamps down on mobile phones to stop news of food crisis -- North Korea is clamping down on mobile phones and long distance telephone calls to prevent the spread of news about a worsening food crisis, according to the United Nations investigator on human rights for the isolated communist country.

Sandia completes ground-up redesign of new DOE Armored Tractor -- DOE special agents who transport weapons cargo across the country in armored 18-wheelers are getting new, more comfortable rides this year as the first of 51 improved Armored Tractors (ATs) rolls off the production line. The rigs were redesigned from the ground up by a Sandia team of engineers with feedback from the federal agents who, during a typical mission, often must drive the trucks and remain vigilant against hostile attack for several days at a time without a break. Predictably, a primary concern is ergonomics.

If the world could vote? -- Our mission is to get more people to vote than voted in the last election. Mission impossible, we know, but still, wouldn't it be great to see what the whole world thinks? (this is the same website that had voted overwhelmingly for Ron Paul many months ago). Thanks Nina!

The Federal Reserve Is Inflating at 341% per Annum. (Don't Look for the Decimal Point.) by Gary North -- "I have never seen anything like this. The adjusted monetary base over the last eight weeks has risen at 341% per annum. The increase in the monetary base is $300 billion."

Shooting at Ark. university kills 2, wounds 1 -- The campus will remain locked down Monday and that classes have been canceled. A "person of interest" was in custody but declined to say whether the person had a role in the shootings.

Credit-Rating Firms Grilled Over Conflicts -- Executives at the country's leading credit-rating companies, whose optimistic assessments of risky investments helped fuel the financial meltdown, have privately acknowledged for more than a year that conflicts of interest contributed to the industry's failures, according to internal company documents released yesterday.

U.S. Army Personnel Largely Medicated with Psych Drugs -- The U.S. Army is attempting to avoid hiring and training new soldiers by instead medicating increasingly stressed and traumatized deployed soldiers with antidepressants and sleeping pills, according to an article published in TIME magazine.

UK: Plumbers told to watch for child abuse -- Employees of the City of Lincoln Council, including plumbers, who have reason to be going into families' homes in the United Kingdom municipality, have been told they soon will be expected to watch for signs of child abuse and report to authorities.

U.S. Set to Take Coloradans Land Without Compensation -- At this very hour, Colorado landowners are fighting to prevent the United States federal government from taking their land. Ignored by the mass media, hundreds of farmers and ranchers in southeastern Colorado are facing loss of their property at the hands of the IRS. They are victims of “conservation easements” promoted by federal and state governments, land trust companies, and conservation groups.

U.S. Dollar Currency Collapse Within 30 Days -- "I am not the only person who believes COMEX gold futures are on the verge of collapse. I urge you to watch this video (skip to 11 minute mark) and read the extract below to see what others are saying about paper gold."

Gold Stocks Were Financial Saviors During the 1930s -- Homestake Mining and Dome Mines were two gold producers that made their shareholders wealthy during the Great Depression.

VIDEO: Ron Paul Hits Out At “Arrogant” Greenspan -- Texas Congressman Ron Paul has blasted former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, calling him “intellectually arrogant” after he blamed free market capitalism for the current financial crisis and diverted questions away from his own actions.

Farm-Credit Squeeze May Shrink Crops, Spur Prices, Food Crisis -- The credit crunch is compounding a profit squeeze for farmers that may curb global harvests and worsen a food crisis for developing countries.

Why You Should Get To Know Neem -- The Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) is an incredible plant that has been declared the "Tree of the 21st century" by the United Nations. Also known as the Margosa and native to the Indian subcontinent, it has been revered for centuries in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. Ancient Hindu manuscripts contain chapters on medicinal plants to have near one's house and the Neem tree is highly recommended. The seeds, bark and leaves contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral, anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and anti-fungal uses.

Will the future of New Mexico's chile include genetic engineering? -- Scientists believe genetically modified chile seeds could be the answer to the crop’s woes. But farmers like Brascoupe fear the changes could affect traditional communities, family farms and the future of the chile itself.

Lawsuit filed on behalf of honeybees -- In August of 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to disclose studies that were supposed to be done on the effect pesticides are having on honeybees.

Polish driver follows GPS directions into lake -- A Polish driver who was too sure of his GPS road navigation device ended up neck-deep in a lake after ignoring road signs warning of a dead-end ahead, Polish police said Friday.

Cadbury pulls melamine-laced chocolate from China -- British candy maker Cadbury announced a recall Sept. 29, 2008 of chocolate made in its Beijing factory after it was found to contain melamine, the industrial chemical that has sickened tens of thousands of Chinese children.

MOVIE: 'My Dinner With Andre' -- YouTube Clip from 'My Dinner With Andre' -- What dialogue!!!!

Donald Duck Cartoon -- Check out the Donald Duck cartoon on the right side (scroll down just a little bit.)

The Electoral College process -- Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the Electoral College.

They Did It On Purpose by Richard C. Cook -- The Housing Bubble And Its Crash Were Engineered From The Highest Levels Of The US Government, The Federal Reserve, And The Financial Industry.

Limit Down? -- The S&P 500 futures will not trade below 855.20, the so- called limit down level this quarter, until U.S. regular trading begins at 9:30 a.m. New York time, said Jeremy Hughes, a London- based spokesman for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Dow Average futures won't trade below the 8,224 level, he said, while the Nasdaq 100 futures won't fall below 1,168.50. The ``limit down'' suspension allows the contracts to trade above those levels, he said.

Greenspan "shocked" at credit system breakdown -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress on Thursday he is "shocked" at the breakdown in U.S. credit markets and said he was "partially" wrong to resist regulation of some securities.

Check out Democratic Rep. John Murtha Hand Symbol -- Right in our faces...from the Drudge Report Oct. 23, 2008!

'Stayin' Alive' has near-perfect rhythm to help jump-start heart -- "Stayin' Alive" might be more true to its name than the Bee Gees ever could have guessed: At 103 beats per minute, the old disco song has almost the perfect rhythm to help jump-start a stopped heart.

Demand for gold soars as price tumbles -- Investors have rushed to buy gold bars and bought exchange traded funds, worth US$2.8 billion – the biggest inflow on record.

Huge New Biodefense Lab Is Dedicated at Fort Detrick -- The Department of Homeland Security dedicated a massive biodefense laboratory in Frederick yesterday, moving toward the facility's opening despite questions raised about the risks of deadly pathogens to be studied there.

ACTION ITEM: Obama & DNC admit all allegations in Berg v. Obama -- Complete contact details and pdfs of this press release and motions filed by plaintiff Berg today are at the end of this article

ARE YOU LIVING IN THE CONSTITUTION FREE ZONE? -- Constitution free zones???????? - Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACLU has determined that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders.

In Sour Economy, Some Scale Back on Medications -- As people around the country respond to financial and economic hard times by juggling the cost of necessities like groceries and housing, drugs are sometimes having to wait.

World Clock 2008 -- Bookmark This one!!!! This is a world clock like you've never seen!!!!

Schools in need employ teachers from overseas -- A growing number of school districts are hiring teachers from foreign countries to fill shortages in math, science and special education.

Foreclosure crisis falls hard on veterans -- Although solid numbers on veteran foreclosures are not available, RealtyTrac, a Web site that follows foreclosures nationwide, reported earlier this year that areas with large numbers of military personnel have foreclosures at a rate four times the national average.

Flu Shots Leave Heart Failure Patients at Risk for Infection -- While flu vaccines are often particularly recommended for people suffering from heart failure, those people are less protected by the vaccine than the general population, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin and presented at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Chicago.

LAPD chief warns of terror threat before election -- Police Chief William Bratton has a warning for Americans as the presidential election nears: Watch out for Osama bin Laden. Bratton and R.P. Eddy, former director of counterterrorism at the National Security Council, co-wrote an opinion piece in Wednesday's New York Daily News in which they predict the al-Qaida leader is either planning an attack on the U.S. or perhaps a less violent tactic to influence who wins the White House.

Russia and USA conduct secret operation -- More than 340 pounds (154 kilograms) of weapons-grade uranium was transported secretly over thousands of miles (kilometers) by truck, rail and ship on a monthlong trip from a research reactor in Budapest, Hungary, to a facility in Russia so it could be more closely protected against possible theft, U.S. officials revealed Wednesday.

ACLU Demands Information On Military Deployment Within U.S. Borders -- “The military’s deployment within U.S. borders raises critical questions that must be answered,” said Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project. “What is the unit’s mission? What functions will it perform? And why was it necessary to deploy the unit rather than rely on civilian agencies and personnel and the National Guard?

Plague emerges in Grand Canyon, kills biologist -- Wildlife biologist Eric York, 37, became infected while trying to determine why a female cat had died in Grand Canyon National Park. The culprit that killed him: pneumonic plague.

More on the bee colony collapse -- The ongoing Colony Collapse Disorder crisis has baffled bee researchers. Toxic cocktail may be causing bee collapse?

3rd party debates to air on CSPAN TONIGHT Oct. 23, 2008 -- Free and Equal is pleased to announce that CSPAN will be covering tomorrow night's debate LIVE from 9:00pm to 10:30 EST. Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin and Independent candidate Ralph Nader have confirmed their participation.

Obama Ignores Credit Card Donation Fraud -- The Obama fundraising machine may owe its sensational success in part to a relaxation of standard online merchant security practices, which has allowed illegal donations from foreign donors and from unknown individuals using anonymous “gift” cards, industry analysts and a confidential informant tell Newsmax.

FEMA Blames Residents For Trailer Toxins -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday questioned a CBS affiliate TV station's findings of high formaldehyde levels in agency-issued trailers and said the lifestyles and habits of the flood victims living in the trailers may be to blame. Spokesperson said "cooking, smoking and storing dry-cleaning products can elevate levels of formaldehyde."

Blackwater sends warship to Gulf of Aden -- Blackwater has sent a private sector warship equipped with helicopters to the Gulf of Aden, and is offering its services to shipowners concerned with Somali piracy.

World ill-prepared for next flu pandemic says UN -- The report by the United Nations and the World Bank said that while most countries are planning for a flu pandemic, the worry was that "many plans have not been tested and may well fail once the next influenza pandemic starts.

Police prepare for unrest -- Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest.

Despite the Threat of Harsh Punishment, Soldier Says "No" to Deployment in Afghanistan -- How 21-year-old soldier Blake Ivey came to see war as "flat-out murder." Ivey, currently stationed in Fort Gordon, Ga., is publicly refusing to deploy to Afghanistan. The 21-year-old soldier filed for conscientious objector status in July but was ordered to deploy while his application was being processed. He is determined not to go, and as of our last phone call, was still actively serving on his base, weighing his options for refusal.

Want to make your own baby food? -- Excellant website!

Ban on pesticides may face NAFTA test -- Dow AgroSciences is considering using the controversial investor-protection provisions of the North American free-trade agreement to seek compensation from the federal government over Quebec's ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides.

Pandemic - America's final solution? -- Albright, Biden and Powell have all chimed in about a generated crisis to test manchurian puppet Obama when he gets selected to read scripts for the elites. This threataganda seems to be timed to coincide with the collapse of the US financial system when Obama takes office. It seems that a man made pandemic(read U.S. Military strain of a weaponized virus) will be unleashed.

For many biological drugs, 'on the market' doesn't mean safe -- Nearly one in four recently approved products in a relatively new class of medicines needed some type of regulatory action because of safety issues that arose after they came on the market, researchers report today.

Hospitals Push Tdap Vaccine On New Mothers -- Some hospitals are trying to push new mothers into having the Tdap vaccine (which immunizes for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) before they leave the hospital.

What’s happening to our bees? -- Honeybees are in serious danger worldwide, and few know more about it than an OOIDA member and beekeeper from Pennsylvania.

The World's First Global Peace Intention Experiment -- What happens when 12 000 people send their intention for peace at the same time, eight days long, for 10 minutes a day, directed at the same region?

MoD scientists 'deployed in UK' -- Scientists from Porton Down have been deployed in the UK a "number of times this year", the government's head of counter-terrorism has told MPs.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd - “Nuke strike would make 9/11 insignificant” and other weird warnings -- Over the last 72 hours there has been a strange melange of cryptic messages leaked from world political leaders about what could be in store for America over the next few months.

Dramatic developments in Obama citizenship suits -- Obama's sudden trip to Hawaii coincides with an aggressive campaign by Obama nemesis Andy Martin to legally compel Hawaiian authorities to release birth records that Obama has refused to make public. Read More...

Next in the Financial Crisis: Possible Criminal Charges -- Investors and taxpayers angry about the government bailout of seemingly mismanaged financial firms can probably count on a wave of criminal indictments in the coming months, say white- collar crime experts.

Sen. Warner Supports Domestic Use of Military -- Senator Warner Responds to Concern Over Posse Comitatus Violation by Proposing to Change the Law. Read More...

ACLU Demands Information On Military Deployment Within U.S. Borders -- “The military’s deployment within U.S. borders raises critical questions that must be answered,” said Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project. “What is the unit’s mission? What functions will it perform? And why was it necessary to deploy the unit rather than rely on civilian agencies and personnel and the National Guard?

Third Party Candidates' Debate to be held on Thursday @ 9 PM EST in Wash. DC -- A total of six presidential candidates who are on enough state ballots to be eligible to win the election have been invited to participate. My question, who other than Chuck Baldwin and Ralph Nader will accept the invitation? Related Article: Two Presidential candidates confirmed for debate in DC on Thursday, October 23.
Related Article: Two Presidential candidates confirmed for debate in DC on Thursday, October 23

Obama Crimes -- A Must see website!

UK: 'No God' slogans for city's buses -- Bendy-buses with the slogan "There's probably no God" could soon be running on the streets of London. The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) and have been supported by prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.

Most Americans angry about nation's state of affairs: poll -- Seventy-five percent of those polled between October 17 and 19 said things were going either pretty badly or fairly badly. Thirty-five percent said they were very angry, and 40 percent said they were somewhat angry.

VA claims found in piles to be shredded -- Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices have been ordered to immediately stop shredding documents after an investigation found some benefits claims and supporting documents among piles of papers waiting to be destroyed.

New Virginia pharmacy won’t sell any contraceptives -- A new drug store at a Virginia strip mall is putting its faith in an unconventional business plan: No candy. No sodas. And no birth control. It is among at least seven pharmacies across the nation that are refusing as a matter of faith to sell contraceptives of any kind, even if a person has a prescription.

Widespread Pigeon Fever Reported in Oregon -- Veterinarians in Oregon are reporting a surge in cases of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (also known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper), a bacterial disease that can linger in a horse for months. Jessica Evans, DVM, of Bend Equine Medical Center in Bend, Ore., said vets at the clinic have seen an average of three new cases every day since mid-August.

Video: Depleted Uranium - Iraq's nuclear Nightmare -- A presentation made by Doug Weir of the Campaign against Depeleted Uranium at London Region CND's public Forum on the 3rd Sep 2008

Mass. City Gives Cops Holiday Pay On 9/11 -- For police in a Boston suburb, Sept. 11 is now a holiday.

Homeless numbers 'alarming' -- More families with children are becoming homeless as they face mounting economic pressures, including mortgage foreclosures, according to a USA TODAY survey of a dozen of the largest cities in the nation.

Monthly job losses cut across 41 states -- More than 80% of states reported jobs disappearing in September, with Michigan suffering the highest losses, according to a government report.

FDA Running Extortion Racket: Natural Supplement Companies Threatened with Arrest if They Don't Pay Up -- NaturalNews has learned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is running a criminal extortion racket designed to drain cash from health supplement companies and shift it into the pockets of top FDA contractors. Read How the FDA extorts money from nutritional supplement companies!

Guess Who Funds High Fructose Corn Syrup Studies? -- Pepsi funded one study. So did a D.C. based lobbying group that gets their money from food, chemical and drug companies. And the American Beverage Association gave a grant for another.

Treasury Blacks Out Key Parts of Private Bailout Contracts -- Paulson is blacking out the sections of government contracts that spell out how much private firms will be paid for their services in administering taxpayer money. Read More...

Government Bailouts Herald New Era of Tax Payer Slavery -- Another unsatisfying argument is that certain entities have to be bailed out because of their economic importance. Supposedly, some entities can be so big, so important, that no matter what they do, citizens must perpetually sustain them.

Understanding Derivatives to Understand the Credit Crisis -- Derivatives are financial instruments whose values depend on the value of other underlying financial instruments. The main types of derivatives are futures, forwards, options and swaps. The main use of derivatives is to reduce risk for one party.

DARPA building search engine for video surveillance footage -- The government agency that birthed the Internet is developing a sophisticated search engine for video, and when complete will allow intelligence analysts to sift through live footage from spy drones, as well as thousands of hours worth of archived recordings, in order to spot a variety of selected events or behaviors.

Will "Lean Years" Lead to Communism? -- When alien bankers control the purse strings of the State, inevitably the State becomes synonymous with these bankers. The State is "public" in name only. This is the true face of Communism. As we slide into a recession or even a depression, keep your eye on the big picture.

Proton Energy Systems Fuels US Army --The U.S. Army's Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has announced that it has awarded Proton Energy Systems a $2.62 million contract to develop a Regenerative Fuel Cell System for "Silent Camp" Operation.

Mercury in Compact Fluorescent Bulbs More Hazardous than Previously Thought -- "It's kind of ironic that on the one hand, the agency is saying, 'Don't worry, it's a very small amount of mercury.' Then they have a whole page of [instructions] how to handle the situation if you break one," said Ellen Silbergeld of Johns Hopkins University, editor of the journal Environmental Research.

Make Your Own Ethanol for $1 Per Gallon with New Microfueler From E-Fuel Corp -- A company called E-Fuel Corp. has developed a device to allow consumers to distill their own ethanol at home, and claims that the device will let its customers fuel their automobiles for only $1 per gallon.

Philip J. Berg's lawsuit goes mainstream! -- Former UT law grad sues Obama, questions citizenship! He's claiming the Illinois senator is not a U.S. citizen and therefore ineligible to run for president.

Flu Season Under Way: 7 States Report Outbreaks -- California, Connecticut, Idaho, New York, Alaska and Wyoming all have reported early flu outbreaks. Though the temperatures stay warm there, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Florida have also reported the flu.

Top international military officials meet in Adirondacks -- Powerful generals and admirals from some of the most powerful nations on Earth are reportedly meeting somewhere in the local area this weekend after flying into the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear on Friday.

Verizon secret spying facilities -- In 2006 Verizon constructed its "secret room" on the second floor of a nondescript two-story building at 14503 Luthe Road, in Houston, Texas. Once Verizon receives watch-listed names from the NSA, it then reroutes their Internet communications into that room, which is packed with secret Verint machines and software. After passing through the Verint software, the messages are then transmitted in real time to a central government surveillance hub in Sterling, Virginia.

Defense Department launches new advertising campaign -- Asks parents to discuss military service with children.

Iran arrests pigeons 'spying' on nuclear site -- Iranian security forces have arrested two suspected 'spy pigeons' near the Natanz nuclear facility.

New IRS Computers Have Defects -- $2 billion systems have known issues with privacy & security!!

Bush chooses to keep Guantánamo open, officials say -- Despite his stated desire to close the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, President George W. Bush has decided not to do so, and never considered proposals drafted in the State Department and the Pentagon that outlined options for transferring the detainees elsewhere, according to senior administration officials.

October 24th Is Take Back Your Time Day -- TAKE BACK YOUR TIME is a major U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and our environment.

Hard times have some flirting with survivalism -- While many Americans are worried about the tough economic times, Rob, an urban survivalist in Seattle says he’s preparing his family for the worst-case scenario.

Pa. woman ordered out of chemical-free 'bubble' -- A judge has ordered it taken down by the end of the month due to some of the couple's neighbors in suburban South Whitehall Township complained that the 160-square-foot building is unstable and so unsightly it could drag down their property values.

YouTube: MTV Martial Law Warnings -- MTV Warns us about Martial Law and Concentration Camps in America.

Seed company (Monsanto) has expensive monopoly -- Iowa farmers are at a disadvantage. In the face of historic fuel costs, farmers are paying higher seed prices with less choice in the marketplace. Monsanto controls more than 90 percent of the market in many important crop genetics.

Do our rulers know enough to avoid a 1930s replay? -- Events are moving with lightning speed as the global credit freeze evolves into something awfully like a classic trade-depression.

What is electronic harassment? -- If someone uses any electronic device to aid them in invading your person or property for the purpose of gathering information illegally, or for the purpose of causing harm, this is Electronic Harassment. Read More...

Local GPS case might set precedent, expert says -- A federal court case in Pittsburgh could reach the U.S. Supreme Court for a "groundbreaking" decision about whether police officers need probable cause and search warrants to use GPS technology when tracking suspects, a local expert in constitutional law said.

Big Brother: Radio frequency (RF) "Geolocation" of "Opponents" of the New World Order -- 'Tying the room together': DARPA's Project Gandalf.

Mushrooms: The Underestimated Super Food -- Mushrooms provide our bodies with the nutrients, proteins, minerals, and vitamins it needs to generate energy and repair cells. They are one of the most remarkable elements for a healthy immune system. They have been used to cure or improve eyesight, hearing, circulation, impotency, stop migraine headaches, tumors, influenza, and even cancer.

Duke University Study Links Splenda to Weight Gain, Health Problems -- Could Using Splenda Make You Fat?

NYPD's New Crime-Busting Web Site -- has an e-tips feature through which users can send e-mail tips through a secure and anonymous system. Text messaging is also available. The site is available in English, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

HHS Declares 'Health Emergencies' to Limit Legal Liability for Anti-terrorism Vaccines, Drugs -- The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Michael Leavitt, has declared a series of 'public health emergencies' -- due to risk of a bioterrorism attack -- that continue through 2015.
* HSPD-21: National Strategy for Public Health and Medical Preparedness -- HSPD-21 specifically addresses preparedness for catastrophic health events, which are defined as “any natural or manmade incident, including terrorism, that result in a number of ill or injured persons sufficient to overwhelm the capabilities of immediate local and regional emergency response and health care systems.”
* Homeland Security Presidential Directive -- This directive establishes a National Strategy for Public Health and Medical Preparedness (Strategy), which builds upon principles set forth in Biodefense for the 21st Century (April 2004) and will transform our national approach to protecting the health of the American people against all disasters. 

YouTube: Naomi Wolf On Today Show Oct 17,2008 -- The most amazing thing is she got an interview.

Carlisle man suing police over stun gun incident -- He says he was having a seizure in a fast-food restaurant when officers forced him to the ground and used a stun gun on him at least four times, causing burns, then handcuffing him.

Iraq Veterans Arrested, Trampled at Pres. Debates -- The contingent of veterans in dress uniforms and combat uniforms attempted to enter the building where the debate was to be held in order to ask their questions but were turned back by police. The IVAW members at the front of the formation were immediately arrested, and others were pushed back into the crowd by police on horseback. Several members were injured, including former Army Sergeant Nick Morgan who suffered a broken cheekbone when he was trampled by police horses before being arrested.

Army to probe 5 slayings linked to Colo. brigade -- Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Graham announced Friday a task force will examine any commonalities in the five killings, all committed in Colorado, allegedly by soldiers from the post's 4th Brigade Combat Team in the past 14 months. A sixth BCT soldier faces an attempted murder charge.

Passports will be needed to buy mobile phones in the UK -- Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance. Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society.

VA CLAIMS FOUND IN PILES TO BE SHREDDED -- Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices have been ordered to immediately stop shredding documents after an investigation found some benefits claims and supporting documents among piles of papers waiting to be destroyed.

Pentagon plans spaceplane to reach "hotspots" fast -- At a recent secret meeting at the Pentagon, engineers working on the craft, codenamed Hot Eagle, were told to draw up blueprints for a prototype which generals want to have in the air within 11 years.

Seedsaving and Seedsavers' Resources -- Great website for seed saving & seed saving resources! Tons of info!

Ron Paul: Bailout means we'll all suffer -- The Texas Republican says the bailout's infusion of government money will lead to inflation, that our current monetary system is coming to end, and the market, not politicians, can best solve the economic crisis.

Television May Be Doing Your Thinking -- While hypnosis may be considered an extreme or unusual solution to certain conditions, it only takes 30 seconds for us to be in a similar state when we switch on the television. Such were the findings from Professor Herbert Krugman in a study conducted in 1971. His conclusion was that we do not think about the information transmitted via television. In other words the way television communicates is a form of brainwashing....???? Read More...

Zombie story gets student arrested for terrorism -- Young student told LEX 18 that the whole incident is a big misunderstanding. He claims that what his grandparents found in his journal and turned into police was a short story he wrote for English class.

Sweet Lies: How the Food Industry is Brainwashing the Public -- False and misleading nutrition information is being sold to the unsuspecting public through convincing TV, radio, magazine and newspaper ads and brilliantly designed marketing campaigns.

Financial Crisis is the Birth Pains of a New Currency -- We are experiencing the most severe financial crisis since 1929. It hurts. There appears to be no relief in site. What began with mortgage defaults has now spread to the derivative markets.

Not Enough Money in the World: The Real Monster in the Meltdown Closet -- The house of cards has fallen down, and revealed a hole of derivatives-based debt that could not be filled, literally, by all the money in the world, much less by the mere trillions that national governments are frantically throwing at it today.

Genetically Engineered Papaya ALERT -- The US Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments between now and November 3, 2008 on a petition that would allow commercial growing and marketing of the first genetically engineered (GE) papaya trees on mainland US soil. If approved, this would remove all regulatory oversight of this GE variety by USDA of a virus-resistant papaya tree known as the Ring Spot Virus Resistant Papaya.

Read More on the Bottled Water Industry --  Tests strongly indicate that the purity of bottled water cannot be trusted.

Japan's young turn to Communist Party as they decide capitalism has let them down -- A wave of discontent among its younger workers is fuelling a change in the nation's political landscape: communism is suddenly back in fashion. What many young Japanese view as an erosion of their economic security and employment rights, combined with years of political stagnation, are propelling droves of them into the arms of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP), the nation's fourth largest political party.

Iraq War Appears Over in Most Provinces, Pentagon Data Show -- So says the Pentagon data. Read More!

A Trip to America's Most Toxic Place - Inside Hanford -- The outback of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in eastern Washington State is called the T-Farm. The “T” stands for tanks—huge single-hulled containers buried some fifty feet beneath basalt volcanic rock and sand holding, the lethal detritus of Hanford’s fifty-year run as the nation’s H-bomb factory.

Bachmann Calls For McCarthyite Investigation Into Anti-American Activities Of Liberals -- Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball today, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attacked the patriotism of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), based on his alleged relationship to former Weather Underground member William Ayers and the values of Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. “I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views,” said Bachmann. “That’s what the American people are
concerned about.”

Nevada tent cities rise in shadow of casinos -- Reno Nevada - It's a long way from Wall Street to the rail tracks on 4th Street in this casino town, but this is where the road is leading for an increasing number of Americans.

Additional Worldwide Fixing of H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance -- In Australia, 47 of 59, Argentina, 15 of 33, Chile, 10 of 79, Kenya, 1 of 4, New Caledonia, 7 of 7, New Zealand, 2 of 2, and Uruguay 13 of 16 A(H1N1) viruses analysed showed the specific neuraminidase mutation (H274Y) associated with oseltamivir resistance, respectively.

Bush’s Orwellian Remarks On Markets -- “These measures are not intended to take over the free market, but to preserve it,’ George W. Bush said in Orwellian tones Tuesday as he announced the partial nationalization of nine major American banks. He was partly right, though not in the way he meant his words. Read More...

Third-party presidential debate canceled -- The troubled presidential debate for third-party candidates scheduled for Sunday at Columbia University in New York was canceled Friday after none of the four candidates had committed to the event.Sunday's C-Span opportunity: 3rd-party candidates debate -- Third-party presidential candidates finally will have their own debate: at 8 p.m. Sunday at Columbia University in New York.

VIDEO: 14 Year Old Student Arrested by Police for Citing Free Speech Provisions of Bill of Rights -- "This video demonstrates how the U.S. Police State begins in the public schools. This 14 year old kid understands freedom more than U.S. Senators!"

VIDEO: Israel connection: What's fact and fiction about Obama's view of the foreign nation? -- Watch the video for more detailed information on this issue.

Glen Beck goes to the FAUX news network! -- Glen Beck host of CNN’s Headline News has signed a multi-year contract with Fox News to anchor the 5 o’clock PM position says Rogers Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News.

Bush to give pep talk to anxious country today (Friday) -- President Bush on Friday was to give the nation a more detailed explanation of what the government is doing to battle the worst financial crisis in more than a half-century. So far this year, 15 banks have failed, compared with three last year.

NJ flu-shot mandate for preschoolers draws outcry -- As flu season approaches, many New Jersey parents are furious over a first-in-the-nation requirement that children get a flu shot in order to attend preschools and day-care centers. The decision should be the parents', not the state's, they contend.


Dissent in America being criminalized -- US states are spying on political activists and classifying them as terrorists in order to stifle protest.

Stock Market Crash Alert! -- "I believe that the options sellers got a whiff of fear last week and, with the help of the PPT, staged a rally in which they could recapitalize their book by buying calls for pennies and selling them into the rally. Now that they are recapitalized, they can buy back the put contracts or Gamma Hedge by selling the SPX short to reduce their exposure to the massive overhang of put liabilities. Wall Street will win this one again. Investors will lose, big time."

EU calls for economic overhaul -- EU leaders wrap up their Brussels's summit, dominated by the financial crisis and call for an overhaul of the global financial architecture.

Some Bottled Water Toxicity Shown To Exceed Law -- The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization with offices in Oakland, tested 10 brands of bottled water and found that Wal-Mart's Sam's Choice contained chemical levels that exceeded legal limits in California and the voluntary standards adopted by the industry.

BroadStar Brings Revolutionary New Wind Turbine To Europe -- A radical new design in wind turbines - the AeroCam from BroadStar Wind Systems - will make its European debut here at one of the largest renewable energy conferences ever held in the U.K.

6.5 earthquake sparks panic in southern Mexico -- A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's southern Chiapas state Thursday, near the Guatemalan border, sparking panic in the region, local officials and US scientists said.

Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer -- Experts studied more than 3,000 women and found using talc merely once a week raised the risk of ovarian cancer by 36 percent. The danger rose to 41 percent for those applying powder every day.

Calls For New Global Financial Order Increase --Calls for a new financial world order have increased with EU leaders poised to meet US officials this weekend to demand a “Bretton Woods II” reform of global institutions.

Presenting 50 Facts About Homeopathy -- In the last few years there have been many articles in the newspapers attacking homeopathy, claiming it contains nothing more than water, ignoring all the positive studies and saying it works through the placebo effect. So here is a list of facts to counter this criticism and present the salient points as clearly as possible. So far I have come up with 50.

Doctors warn of rash from mobile phone use -- Citing published studies, the group said a red or itchy rash, known as "mobile phone dermatitis," affects people who develop an allergic reaction to the nickel surface on mobile phones after spending long periods of time on the devices.

At Indian call centers, bleak view of US -- For the past three years, Chaturvedi has been a top collection agent at her call center in India, phoning hundreds of Americans a day and politely asking them to pay up. As the US financial crisis plunges Americans into debt, her business is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Indian outsourcing. It is also one of the few sectors of outsourcing in India that is still aggressively hiring.

Secret United Nations meetings on extra terrestrial life continues -- Threats used to prevent diplomatic leaks -- Discussed in this article were three aspects of what Source A revealed concerning the UN meetings at our October 8 meeting: continued meetings under UN auspices; physical threats to prevent diplomatic disclosure of the UN meetings; and role of international corporations.

Cobb police add tank to arsenal to use in SWAT situations -- Don’t be surprised to see an Army tank rolling down a street near you. The Cobb County police department has refurbished a donated Armored Personnel Carrier for officers to use in SWAT situations.

Big Brother database: the revolt grows -- Jacqui Smith faces a parliamentary backlash over "Orwellian" plans to intercept details of email, internet, telephone and other data records of every person in Britain.

New Guide on Sewage Sludge Use in Food Production -- Consumers should choose foods produced without sludge and avoid use of sewage sludge-based fertilizer products in home gardens, concludes a new guide by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). - New Guide on Sludge Use in Food Production -- The guide explains how chemicals found in sewage sludge enter the food chain.

The Presidential Debate -- For those who missed the debate, you can watch it from this link.

Cheney hospitalized with abnormal heartbeat -- Vice-President Dick Cheney experienced an abnormal heartbeat Wednesday morning, went to the White House physician and scheduled a hospital visit to "restore his normal rhythm." This is the second time in less than a year that he will have the cardiological procedure.

World stocks tumble after Wall Street’s sell-off -- “Once again a market rally is brought to a juddering halt by dramatic falls across global markets,” said Matt Buckland, a dealer at CMC Markets.

Wrong Flu Shot Prevention -- This year state health officials are making sure people don't receive the wrong flu shot. Last year, some Missouri children got flu vaccines containing a mercury compound called thymersol. This year one department is making sure that doesn't happen again. A law that took effect last April requires mercury-free vaccines for children younger than three - and for women who are pregnant.

Total Bailout Cost Heads Towards $5 TRILLION -- The total potential cost of the financial bailout to the U.S. taxpayer is already rapidly approaching $5 trillion, over seven times as much as the meaningless $700 billion bailout bill figure. Paulson has defended government intervention, stating “There’s no doubt that the way to get the maximum bang for the taxpayers here was to invest in banks.”

AIG Executives Rack Up a Reported $86,000 Tab During Hunting Trip -- First there was the $440,000 American Insurance Group Inc. spent entertaining executives days after receiving an $85 billion lifeline from the Federal Reserve, now it's $86,000 for a hunting trip in England as the faltering company reaped another $37.8 billion in taxpayer funded loans.

Stock brokers become another tourist attraction in New York -- Wall Street has never seen so many tourists, reporters, students, hot dog sellers and policemen. A street musician was playing the tune of Elvis Presley’s Amazing Grace, thinking that the melancholic melody would match the atmosphere of the street best.

Food the next crisis? -- The era of cheap and abundant food appears to be drawing to a close.

Boston Legal video clip: Dances With Wolves on -- Will this episode ever air because of this clip?

Cow Brains, Spines Banned From Pet Food In 2009 -- Effective April 23, 2009, the FDA has banned a series of cattle products from all animal feed and pet food in attempt to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease.

Blackwater now assisting North Carolina law enforcement? -- Man shot as he walked out of his home to go to work -Law enforcement personnel from 3 jurisdictions, with an assist from personnel and equipment from Blackwater, searched a rural area in the county Tuesday morning for a suspect they say shot a county resident as he walked out his house to go to work.

Curbing Social Protest in America: Microwave "Non-lethal" Weapons to be used for "Crowd Control" -- Just in Time for the Capitalist Meltdown: Army, Justice Department to Field 'Pain Ray'.

Blatant Banker Manipulation Of Gold Prices -- Despite the dramatic fall in gold prices from Friday’s high of around $930 an ounce to today’s current low of $830, sales of actual physical gold continues to trade for anything up to $300 over spot price, proving again that official COMEX gold future numbers are completely divorced from reality and banker manipulation is rife.

Personal Liberties at Stake in Raw Milk Issue -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently vetoed SB201, a bill to preserve consumers’ rights to access farm fresh milk while guaranteeing its safety. Bill Chirdon, the director of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s (PDA) Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services, is spearheading a pathogen witch hunt that appears to be aimed at chilling consumer demand for raw dairy.

Four Inexpensive Whole Food Supplements -- Here is a short list of whole food supplements that provide a wealth of nutrition at very reasonable cost. Because these are whole foods rather than isolated compounds, they can be consumed depending on need in different circumstances. Bee Pollen - Spirulina - Chlorella - Alfalfa.

Flash Cookies: The Silent Privacy Killer -- I’m assuming that if you’re here reading this post, you already know all of the dangers of cookies on your computer. In all honesty, I don’t seriously believe that they’re the most dangerous form of movement or web tracking, but they can definitely be used to monitor more movements than a person should feel comfortable with. Read More...

Army developing ‘synthetic telepathy’ -- A new Army grant aims to create email or voice mail and send it by thought alone. No need to type an e-mail, dial a phone or even speak a word.

Rethinking Who Should Be Considered 'Essential' During A Pandemic Flu Outbreak -- “Alongside healthcare workers and first responders, priority should be given to the people who provide the public with basic essentials for good health and well-being, ranging from grocery store employees and communications personnel to truck drivers and utility workers.”

Ron Paul - Capitalism without Capital? -- It has been long understood that our federal government is going deeper into debt, consistently raising the debt ceiling and demonstrating no fiscal restraint. In recent years, debt ceiling increases have been placed in "must pass" legislation as a means to guarantee that Republicans as well as Democrats would vote for them when Congress was under Republican control. Read More...

Text of H.R. 2755: Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act -- To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes. This is the original text of the bill as it was written by its sponsor and submitted to the House for consideration. This is the latest text of the bill currently available on this website.

How to dump your kids: the Nebraska solution -- Sick of arguments and teenage bad behaviour? In America, some parents have woken up to the fact that, thanks to a loophole in one state's law, they can legally abandon their children there.

The Constitutional Rights Enforcement & Support Team -- Welcome to The C.R.E.S.T. - Our mission is to unite American Patriots for the defense, restoration and preservation of the Constitution for the United States of America and it’s inseparable Bill of Rights; and to insure that the usurpers of our Constitution respect our natural, inalienable, inherent and God given rights, which are also guaranteed to us by the Constitution for the United States of America and the Bill of Rights.

Boeing strike likely to run into November at least -- With the collapse of revived contract talks after barely two days, a strike that shut down Boeing Co.'s commercial aircraft plants Sept. 6 appears likely to continue well into November and possibly longer.

Chicago mayor to shut down government for six days -- Facing a huge hole in Chicago's current and upcoming budgets, Mayor Richard Daley announced on Tuesday a plan to partially shut down city government for six days.

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. fire plan would cut service -- Highest-risk areas targeted for outages. Under the new policy, when strong Santa Ana winds are blowing and humidity is low, SDG&E will cut off power to homes and business in fire-prone areas.

World Bank Under Cyber Siege in 'Unprecedented Crisis' -- The World Bank Group's computer network — one of the largest repositories of sensitive data about the economies of every nation — has been raided repeatedly by outsiders for more than a year, FOX News has learned.

Half of China toymakers go bust in 2008 -- More than half of China's toy exporters have gone bust in 2008, hit by rising production costs, the stronger yuan and tightened safety standards in export markets, state media reported on Tuesday.

The Biggest Untold Mortgage Crisis: Help for Families Facing Military Foreclosures -- According to one recent study, the number of foreclosures in military towns are four times the national average. More and more military families are finding themselves in the middle of a mortgage nightmare. Soldiers are returning after several tours of duty, only to find they are on the verge of losing their homes. While trying to rebuild their lives, they face the additional pressure and stress of a looming foreclosure.

New World Trade Organisation crisis task force -- The task force will 'follow up the effects of the financial crisis on our different areas of work', Mr Lamy told the WTO's 153 members at a General Council meeting.

Cockroach army takes U.S. soldiers for a ride -- An army of Turkistan cockroaches have embarrassed the U.S. military by hitchhiking their way to the States with troops and equipment returning from the war zones of Asia and the Middle East.

'Intriguing' results link vitamin D and Parkinson's says Study -- People with Parkinson’s disease are more likely to be vitamin D deficient than healthy adults of the same age or patients with Alzheimer's disease, says a new study from the US.

Internet Searching May Boost Brain -- For middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet could be a boost to the brain, a new study suggests.

New Dangers Of Oral Bacteria -- According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), periodontal pathogens have been found in plaque removed from coronary arteries. The AAP also noted "that periodontal disease may increase a person's risk for the respiratory disorder Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the sixth leading cause of mortality in the United States."

UK school introduces gitmo type cells to punish unruly students -- A school which sends unruly children to Guantanamo Bay-style isolation cells has faced criticism. Children are ordered to sit for extended periods under a spotlight facing a black wall in one of four partitioned areas of a classroom to reflect on their misbehaviour.

Grow Your Own Probiotics: Part 3 - Benefits of Cultured Vegetables -- Making your own cultured vegetables is really simple. Cabbage already has a plentiful supply of lactobacillus and can be fermented with nothing but salt, water and time. Many other vegetables that have not been "sterilized" through chlorine baths or irradiation also contain a plentiful supply of beneficial bacteria. You can speed up the process by adding whey from yogurt or preferably kefir to you veggies. Read More...

The Woman Who Could Have Prevented This Financial Mess Was Silenced by Greenspan, Rubin and Summers -- A sad tale emerges of willfully arrogant behavior designed to undermine a wise woman's good judgment.

PC Magazine - Should you chip your children? -- You decide...!

As economy sinks, officials fear violent solutions -- Across the country, authorities are becoming concerned that the nation's financial woes could turn increasingly violent, and they are urging people to get help. In some places, mental-health hot lines are jammed, counseling services are in high demand and domestic-violence shelters are full.

BEWARE OF THE RED DOT by Alan Stang -- The battle of the bailout is over. We lost. Despite the unprecedented opposition, despite everything we did, I doubt that many of my readers and listeners thought we could win. Now we need to analyze what happened, what it means and, most important, where it could take us. We do have some hints.

Big Banks Use Astrology To Play Markets? -- Christeen is one of a growing, albeit secretive, network of astrologers who work for seemingly conservative British institutions such as high street banks, City investment funds and retailers. Desperate to avoid financial meltdown in the ongoing ‘credit crunch’ and to spot fashions and consumer trends before they start, these institutions have turned to the stars to divine the future.

New machine prints sheets of light -- The size of a semitrailer, it coats an 8-inch wide plastic film with chemicals, then seals them with a layer of metal foil. Apply electric current to the resulting sheet, and it lights up with a blue-white glow.

You Tube: 10/13/2008 - Peter Schiff On Glenn Beck: Inflation Nation? -- Check it out!

Thousands flee wind-whipped Calif. wildfires -- Powerful gusts stoked three major wildfires in Southern California early Tuesday that have charred nearly 12,000 acres, destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate neighborhoods in suburban Los Angeles and northern San Diego County.

Brasscheck TV: What a full blown financial collapse looks like -- Argentina: Out of control foreign debt..enriched bankers and big business...made it easy to loot the country...and turned a rich country into a poor, one wiping out its middle class in the process. Sound familiar?

Maryland to Sue U.S. Army Over Groundwater and Soil Contamination -- Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler sent the Army notification that the state plans to sue under federal pollution law, because the Army has been too slow to clean up the mess caused by the careless disposal of fuel and munitions at their Fort Meade base. In August of 2007, the EPA gave the Army a legally-binding timetable, with fines for missed deadlines, to complete the clean-up process.

US Budget Watch Website -- The committee for responsible budget. US Budget Watch is a project designed to increase awareness of the important fiscal issues facing the country, through and beyond the election.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: ONE GIANT FRAUD by Devvy Kidd -- Out of no where, McCain became the easiest fake conservative to sell even though the Republican base clearly did not want him.

Just in Case - Be Prepared -- From Stan Deyo's website - An article about one woman's preparations.

Icelandic Shoppers Splurge as Currency Woes Reduce Food Imports -- After a four-year spending spree, Icelanders are flooding the supermarkets one last time, stocking up on food as the collapse of the banking system threatens to cut the island off from imports.

DARPA seeks technology for seeing inside buildings -- The DARPA pre-solicitation aims to develop a suite of sensing technologies for looking deep inside a building from above- and below-ground. The technologies should be suitable for a broad range of building types.
Related article: Harnessing Infrastructure for Building Reconnaissance (HIBR)

Financial crisis reshapes world order -- As shell-shocked central bankers and finance ministers gather in Washington to confront the world's financial meltdown this weekend, that grinding noise in the background is the sound of the global balance of power shifting.

Antibiotics Put 142,000 Into Emergency Rooms Each Year -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service - The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just released "the first report ever done on adverse reactions to antibiotics in the United States" on 13 Aug, 2008. (1) This is "the first report ever"? How is that possible? Antibiotics have been widely used since the 1940s. It is astounding that it has taken CDC so long to seriously study the side effects of these drugs. It is now apparent that there have been decades of an undeserved presumption of safety.

Feds go forward with NYC airport experiment -- Federal officials are pushing ahead with an experiment to reduce rampant flight delays around the nation by auctioning off takeoff and landing times at New York City-area airports, where most delays begin.

Traditional lightbulbs banned by EU -- The high energy filament bulbs are being phased out in order to improve energy efficiency and meet climate change targets.

Sorcha Faal: Sister Maria Theresa is the 73rd Sorcha Faal of the Sorcha Faal Order -- Sister Maria Theresa is the 73rd Sorcha Faal of the Sorcha Faal Order, Elected as Mother Superior 3 February 2007. Born in Dublin, Ireland, the 73rd Sorcha Faal joined the Order in March, 1973 and holds various degrees with both European and United States Universities. Sorcha Faal has traveled and lectured extensively throughout the World, with her primary focus being the systematic structure of languages serving as a link between thought and sound, and as developed by Ferdinand de Saussure. Read More...

What the Chemical Industry Doesn't Want You to Know about Everyday Products -- The value of BPA-based manufactured goods is probably incalculable. Environmental Working Group studies have found BPA in more than half the canned foods and beverages sampled from supermarkets across the U.S.

Sweets banned as treats in Wisconsin school -- Students in Neenah can no longer bring cupcakes or candy to school to share as a treat. The Neenah School District has outlawed students from bringing those things and other sweets to give to classmates.

The October Surprise - Global Panic -- Early in the month, a different October surprise arrived. Not the expected one. Not yet at least. The Wall Street Journal put it this way: "The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) capped the worst week in its 112-year history with its most volatile day ever, as hopes for a major international bank rescue plan were overwhelmed at day's end by another wave of selling."

The David Icke Newsletter -- THEY'RE NOT LAUGHING ANYMORE ...... BUT THEN NEITHER AM I. Read More...

Cancer Drug Causes Permanent Brain Damage -- A widely used chemotherapy drug causes damage to the brain that can last for years after treatment is completed, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Rochester and published in the Journal of Biology.

Baby Birds Babble Brilliantly Before Boasting Beautiful Songbird Ballads -- Just like human infants, baby birds also babble before mastering complex verbal communication, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and published in the journal Science. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Herz Foundation and Friends of MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research. "Birds start out by babbling, just as humans do," said researcher Michale S. Fee.

Northcom: Pandemic Influenza Chain Training Brief -- Prepare your family as you would for natural disasters! Read More...

VIDEO & Article: Anti-Mullah: BORN IN THE COAST PROVINCIAL GENERAL HOSPITAL AT MOMBASSA, KENYA at 7.24 PM on August 4th 1961? -- It has been asserted by a number of sources, including Andy Martin, that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya and not in Hawaii. Philip Berg’s Latest Motion to the Court is more explicit since it gives an exact Place of Birth. I must assume that Berg did not simply pluck the Location out of thin air, Mombasa has more than one Hospital, though Coast Provincial General was the best in 1961.

Eruption of 3 volcanoes has scientists asking questions -- How likely is it that three neighboring volcanoes would all erupt at the same time -- as the
Kasatochi, Okmok and Cleveland volcanoes in the Aleutians did this summer?

Ron Paul added to Louisiana presidential ballot -- Louisiana will be only one of two states where voters will have the opportunity to pull the lever for Paul, a congressman from Texas who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination.

U.K. bails out major banks -- U.K. to inject $63 billion into British banks - Departure of some of country’s top bankers is demanded in return!

The Next Meltdown: Credit-Card Debt -- Rising rates are accelerating credit-card defaults and soured debt could further undermine the financial system. The next horror for beaten-down financial firms is the $950 billion worth of outstanding credit-card debt—much of it toxic.

Gold runs out in German rush -- German gold dealers say demand has skyrocketed this past week to 10 times normal so no more orders can be taken for the foreseeable future.

Berlusconi Says Leaders May Close World's Markets -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said political leaders are discussing the idea of closing the world's financial markets while they ``rewrite the rules of international finance.''

China Given Right To Evict Americans From Homes? -- "Not being understood by the American people is that China is the holder of over $1.4 Trillion of US debt backed by the mortgages on the homes and property of tens of millions these people which, in essence, makes the Chinese one of the largest holders of land in the United States, and which the Chinese government has stated they will protect 'at all costs'.

Canada rated world's soundest bank system says survey -- Canada has the world's soundest banking system, closely followed by Sweden, Luxembourg and Australia, a survey by the World Economic Forum has found as financial crisis and bank failures shake world markets.

Purchase An Electronic Copy of the Complete Guide to Meeting Sam's Club EPC RFID Tagging Requirement -- "The Complete Guide to Meeting Sam's Club EPC RFID Tagging Requirements" is 112-page, illustrated guide that helps you determine the right tagging strategy and then walks you through the steps you need to take to get compliant.

North Korea Is Off Terror List After a Deal With the U.S. -- The Bush administration announced Saturday that it had removed North Korea from a list of state sponsors of terrorism in a bid to salvage a fragile nuclear deal that seemed on the verge of collapse. Read More...

Chicken eggs production declines most in 5 years -- Agriculture Department reported Wednesday there was an 11 percent drop — year-over-year — of chicken eggs in incubators last week, more evidence of a production cut for the highly squeezed industry.

US: Shelters and Soup Kitchens Hold Crisis Front Lines -- Wall Street may be in the throes of agony, but business is booming at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen a bit farther north in the Manhattan neighbourhood of Chelsea. "In July, we served more meals than in any month in our history -- an average of 1,353 meals each weekday -- and in August the average was higher than in any month in our history, and we're up 22 percent in the month of September from the previous September."

'Bailout the Hungry,' Activists Tell World Bank -- Nearly one billion people - a sixth of the world's population - now face devastating hunger.

Bush reshuffles war zone troops -- US President George W Bush has announced that about 8,000 US troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by February - with 4,500 being sent to Afghanistan.

TSA proposes screening private jet passengers -- Travelers who fly on private corporate jets would have to clear background checks before boarding under a new proposal made Thursday by the Transportation Security Administration.

Family Blames Soldier's Suicide on Anti-Malaria Drug -- The drug Lariam is Known to Have Side Effects. The family is convinced that his son did indeed kill himself. But he blames Lariam, a drug taken by tourists, Peace Corps volunteers and troops to prevent malaria. An Army psychiatrist's report also suggests the medication was a factor in Torres's suicide.

U.K. Angers People With Tree Cameras, Snooping Kids -- Already, 4.5 million closed-circuit cameras watch public places across Britain, or about 1 camera for every 15 people, the highest ratio in the world.

Army Orders Pain Ray Trucks; New Report Shows 'Potential for Death' -- After years of testing, the Active Denial System -- the pain ray which drives off rioters with a microwave-like beam -- could finally have its day. The Army is buying five of the truck-mounted systems for $25 million.

Eating Just Two Brazil Nuts a Day Ensures Adequate Selenium Levels -- Brazil nuts are the best way to add selenium to your diet. A recent study at the University of Otago in New Zealand found that eating just two Brazil nuts a day is as effective in increasing selenium status and enhancing glutathione peroxidase activity as a recommended dosage of selenomethionine. Inclusion of this high-selenium food in the diet could avoid the need for fortification or supplements to improve selenium levels.

VIDEO: Stop Building Disease -- Thomas Lodi,MD presents information which suggests that one can not purchase a cure, but they can earn their health.

The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup -- Corn based products such as HFCS have also been shown to increase osteoporosis, tooth decay, anemia, osteoarthritis and more.

Genetically Engineered Insulin's Side Effects -- GM insulin is touted as the best example of safety and success in this area. However, experiences show that of many other insulin injection dependent diabetics is very different. Read More...

Brown lawn means jail time for Grandpa -- Beacon Woods Civic Association took Mr. Prudente to court after he failed to install new sod on his browning lawn, which had withered after his sprinklers broke. The association had already sent letters telling him to resod his front and back yards by certain dates. His bail? Zero. Prudente, 66, must stay in the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes until the required sod work is completed, under a September court order signed by Circuit Judge W. Lowell Bray.

Who is Henry Paulson? -- Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is a figure with a long history of intimate connections to the political and financial elite.

The Medical Establishment’s Ridiculous Opposition to Home-Births -- The American Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) have already made their position clear, that they deem home births to be unsafe, and the practitioners are in their eyes, unfit.

THIS WEEKEND - AMERICAN LIBERTY COUNCIL 2008 - Houston, Texas - Oct. 11, 2008!!  Sponsored by
Dave vonKleist will be attending!!

Missouri Event - Oct. 16, 2008 - Learn the Truth About CAFOs, Local Control & Health Ordinances -- Event Date Thursday, October 16, 7pm - Event Location Student Union, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. Click Link for more details!!

G20 Meeting - US Treasury calls emergency meeting of G20 -- Mr Paulson says an emergency meeting has now been called, of the G20 advanced and developing nations. The meeting will take place in Washington this weekend, and will include finance ministers and others already in town for a scheduled meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

World markets tumble after huge U.S. losses -- European stock markets slumped Friday following massive sell-offs on Wall Street and Asia, as lending rates between banks continued to rise despite this week’s efforts by central banks to break the logjam in credit markets.

Dow plunges 679 to fall to lowest level in 5 years -- Stocks plunged Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down 679 points -- more than 7 percent -- to its lowest level in five years.

Time is up Congress - and America -- "I must caution everyone - if you are not prepared for six months to two years of unemployment, you need to be. If you are dependent on credit to survive (that is, if you couldn't make it without your credit cards) you need to fix that now.'

Expect severe winter in U.S. East - AccuWeather -- The eastern United States could be on the verge of its coldest, snowiest winter since at least 2003-04, and homeowners should brace for huge heating bills if oil prices stay high, private forecaster AccuWeather said on Wednesday.

Arctic quake sends waves through Nevada -- Scientists say what appeared to be an earthquake in northeastern Nevada was actually a seismograph picking up waves from an earlier quake in the Arctic Ocean.

Merck's Combination Children's Vaccine Linked to Convulsions -- Children who take Merck's combination vaccine ProQuad suffer from convulsions twice as frequently as children who are given two separate vaccines, a federally funded study has found. The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has reversed its prior position of recommending ProQuad, which protects against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox, over two separate vaccines for chicken pox and MMR.

Maryland police put activists names on terror list -- The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.

Is Posse Comitatus Dead? by Amy Goodman -- Why are there active duty soldiers stationed on U.S. streets? Read More...

Russia trains to fight NATO in giant exercises -- The Stability-2008 strategic exercise, which began Sept. 21 in Russian and Belarusian territory and at sea, is the largest since the Soviet era.

NFL facing economic challenges -- Goodell said the NFL is not recession proof, citing stadium financing and struggles by the league's sponsors as specific problems.

Excellent website to see which foods have been recalled! -- Check this site out often for up-to-date news on recalls.

Reasons to Carry a Gun Today -- Check them out.

UK: How the government studied the paranormal for use in the war on terror -- Secret Documents have revealed the MoD have been studying the paranormal and other unexplained scientific phenomenon for use in the war against terror.

U.S. City Dwellers Flock to Raising Chickens -- An underground "urban chicken" movement has swept across the United States in recent years. Cities such as Boston, Massachusetts, and Madison, Wisconsin, are known to have had chickens residing illegally behind city fences.

Was Barack Obama Planted? -- I started thinking--- "where did the money come from for Obama". Read More...

Examining "Unprecedented Demand" for Gold Eagles -- Earlier this week, the United States Mint took further actions to meet the increased demand for gold and silver bullion coins. This included production halts for certain bullion offerings and the continued allocation for one ounce Gold and Silver American Eagle coins.

New TASER Weapons Produced For Crowd Control -- Stun gun manufacturer rolls out devices that promise to “drop everyone in a given area to the ground.”

Psych Drug Handbook Written with Drug Industry Ties -- An analysis by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has revealed widespread conflicts of interest among the experts overseeing the next revision of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA's) diagnostic manual.

Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on U.S. Streets Ready to Carry Out "Crowd Control" by Naomi Wolf -- Members of Congress were told they could face martial law if they didn't pass the bailout bill. This will not be the last time.

YouTube: U.S. Army prepares to invade U.S -- Putting the pieces together. Martial Law IS coming.....SOON! If you disagree with the govt, YOU are a terrorist.

VIDEO: Zeitgeist: Addendum, by Peter Joseph 2008 -- Watch it online.

USDA's New Biotechnology Regulations Could Allow Drugs in Food -- The proposed rules, UCS charged, would not protect the U.S. food supply from potential contamination by drugs from "pharma" crops, and could allow drugs that it deems "safe" to enter the food supply. This contamination could occur through cross-pollination or seed mixing between pharma food crops and crops intended for consumption.

New World Order: Global co-operation, nationalisation and state intervention - all in one day -- IT WAS a day of desperate global action, unprecedented in both scale and cost, intended to stymie the international devastation being wrought by the financial crisis. Read More...

NRA to settle suit over Katrina gun seizures -- City officials have agreed to return hundreds of firearms that police officers confiscated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, part of a deal to resolve a lawsuit filed by gun lobbying groups.

Navy Confirms Sunken Sub is Grunion which has been missing since 1942 -- PEARL HARBOR - Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny announced today that a sunken vessel off the coast of the Aleutian Islands is in fact the World War II submarine USS Grunion (SS 216). Grunion's last transmission was received on July 30, 1942.

GAO urges HHS to speed antiviral, prepandemic vaccine plans -- In a recent progress report to Congress on federal influenza pandemic response planning, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recognized a host of obstacles but cited two areas that officials could make headway on: finalizing guidance on allocating antivirals and developing guidance on how to prioritize groups to receive prepandemic vaccine in the early stages of a pandemic.

Darpa Launches Secret 'Gandalf' Project -- Darpa, the Pentagon's far-out research wing, is launching a new, classified effort to find enemies by the phone they use. It's called Gandalf.

AIG, Castigated for Resort Event, Plans Another One Next Week -- American International Group Inc., castigated by the White House, Congress and Barack Obama for hosting a $440,000 conference days after an $85 billion federal bailout, plans to hold another gathering for brokers next week.
In another breath -- AIG hits up Fed for more money -- The New York Federal Reserve is lending up to $37.8 billion to American International Group to give the troubled insurer access to much-needed cash.
Actual Invoice for AIG's week-long getaway following the bailout -- Days after federal officials agreed to an $85 billion bailout of American International Group, the insurance firm spent more than $440,000 for a corporate retreat at a swanky California resort. See the invoice here!!

POLL: Do you believe the Federal Reserve should continue to pump taxpayer money into the failed insurer AIG? -- You will find the poll by scrolling down about 3/4 of the page on the right hand side.

Depressed by pesticides -- Study links farm workers depression with use of chemicals.

FEMA sources confirm coming martial law -- Wayne Madsen Report has learned from knowledgeable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sources that the Bush administration is putting the final touches on a plan that would see martial law declared in the United States with various scenarios anticipated as triggers.

More Americans see utilities cut off -- The number of Americans whose electricity or natural gas has been shut off for nonpayment of their bills is up sharply in many parts of the country as people struggle with higher prices and a shaky economy.

If You are Scared, You are Not Prepared -- Get prepared. Food, money and no matter what, pray. That is the one thing they can not tax or take away from you, no matter how prepared or unprepared you are.

Army's Life-or-Death Drama -- To Combat Suicides, Service Introduces Interactive Video - Alarmed by a record rate of suicide in its ranks, the Army yesterday unveiled a unique prevention tool -- an interactive video to be mandatory viewing Army-wide -- in which soldiers will play the role of an anguished infantryman and make virtual choices that lead the character to get help or, in the worst case, shoot himself in the head.

Air Force's New 'Killer Zombie' Drone -- Armed Predator and Reaper drones have become the primary weapons in the fight against Pakistani militants. Read More...

Pa. widow sues U.S. over Iraq vet's suicide -- Woman claims hospital was too slow to diagnose husband's depression.

Wildlife gives early warning of 'deadly dozen' diseases spread by climate change -- Scientists have nicknamed them the “deadly dozen”: 12 diseases, lethal to humans and wildlife, that are increasing their geographical range. Ebola, cholera, plague and sleeping sickness were among those identified yesterday by veterinary scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as spreading across the planet because of climate change.

Anthrax "Emergency" Powers Act Declared by DHHS -- HHS Secretary's Declaration for Utilization of Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Anthrax Countermeasures -- Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act - issued October 1, 2008. Notice this statement: Therefore, pursuant to section 319F-3(b) of the Act, I have determined there is a credible risk that the threat of exposure of B. anthracis and the resulting disease constitutes a public health emergency.
Related Article: Government Announces New Anthrax Attack Response Measures -- The program, the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) uses United States Postal Service (USPS) carriers in the event of an anthrax attack. HHS and the USPS have developed and tested the capacity to have mail carriers quickly deliver quantities of antibiotics from the Strategic National Stockpile door-to-door in residences in targeted communities in Seattle, Philadelphia and Boston. The idea is to buy time for state and local public health officials to set up points of dispensing for further distribution of antibiotics across communities.
Another Related Article: Mail carriers to bring drugs in anthrax attack -- See the actual handout photo that shows the fact sheet and box of pills handed out during tests...!!

Fed cuts key interest rate in response to global crisis -- Move is to handle the worst financial crisis since 1929 stock market crash. The Federal Reserve, acting in coordination with other global central banking authorities, cut a key U.S. interest rate by half a percentage point Wednesday to steady an economy teetering on a collapse reminiscent of the 1929 stock market crash.

How Credit Unions are Insured --Your Federal Share Insurance - How much coverage does each credit union member have?
(Thanks Jimm)  (This is a .pdf file).

Kenya holds Corsi 'incommunicado' -- The government of Kenya is holding WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi incommunicado at the airport until he departs the country after police shut down a scheduled news conference in which he planned to announce the findings of his investigation into Barack Obama's connections in the country. Read More...

U.S. Stocks Drop; S&P 500, Dow Post Worst Retreats Since 1937 -- U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index below 1,000 for the first time since 2003, on speculation banks and real-estate companies are running short of money as the credit crisis worsens.

Thursday is D-Day, where "D" is for "derivatives" -- No one has disclosed how many billions of dollars in Lehman CDSs are out there. And no one knows the exact payout amount which will be determined at Thursday's auction.

US Mint halts some American Eagle coin production -- Unprecedented demand for precious metals and volatile markets forced the U.S. Mint to cease production for the half-ounce and quarter-ounce popular American Eagle gold coins for the rest of this year and to supply other bullion coins on an allocation basis.

Exclusive: Rumsfeld Updated Army's Continuity of Operations Plan before 9/11 -- Ten months before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld approved an updated version of the U.S. Army's secret operational Continuity of Government (COG) plans.

Argentina declares state of emergency in five provinces hit by severe drought -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Friday declared a state of emergency in five provinces hit by a months-long drought.

Pakistan Facing Bankruptcy -- Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves are so low that the country can only afford one month of imports and faces possible bankruptcy.

Strange virus on Alaskan Island -- Indications are that the virus is responsible for causing pneumonia in at least 32 people on the island and sickening an untold number of others who did not go to a clinic seeking medical treatment, she said.

Secret Bush Administration Plan to Suspend US Constitution -- Ten months before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld approved an updated version of the U.S. Army's secret operational Continuity of Government (COG) plans. A draft document published by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks entitled, "Army Regulation 500-3, Emergency Employment of Army and Other Resources. Army Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program," dated 19 January 2001, spells out changes in Army doctrine.

After bailout, AIG sent executives to the spa -- Less than a week after the federal government had to bail out American International Group Inc., the company sent executives on a $440,000 retreat to a posh California resort, lawmakers investigating the company's meltdown said Tuesday.

Retirement accounts have lost $2 trillion so far -- Americans' retirement plans have lost as much as $2 trillion in the past 15 months -- about 20 percent of their value -- Congress' top budget analyst estimated Tuesday as lawmakers began investigating how turmoil in the financial industry is whittling away workers' nest eggs.

Japan's Nikkei plummets 9.4% -- Japan's government fumbled for a policy response to the global financial crisis that today triggered the worst stock-market rout in a generation amid opposition calls for an immediate election.

Finance crisis: in graphics -- It is shaping up to be one of the most tumultuous times on record in the global financial markets.

Indonesia halts stock market trading on abnormal index drop -- PT Bursa Efek Indonesia (BEI) suspended trading on Indonesia's main stock market Wednesday morning, after the Composite Stock Price Index plunged 10.38 percent to 1,451.67 points, The Jakarta Post reported.

GM crop firms are driving farmers to suicide, says Prince Charles -- Prince Charles has blamed GM farming for 'truly appalling' suicides in India, and rejected claims that the controversial technology will feed the Third World. The Prince's most outspoken attack on GM puts him directly at odds with the Government, biotech companies, and the National Farmers' Union.

Documents say detainee near insanity -- A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing isolation and sensory deprivation in a U.S. military brig, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The Evidence Against Soy -- Read the studies regarding the effects of soy on health. They are eye-opening, particularly the review by the American Heart Association -- which no longer supports the health claims about soy endorsed by the U.S. government.

Self sufficiency links -- A collection of various do-it-yourself or how-to articles that may be useful.

Ron Paul said bailout was the wrong thing -- In its embarrassment at being called a "Do-Nothing Congress" the 110th Congress took decisive action and did SOMETHING. No matter that it was the wrong thing. In fact, it wasn't until the Senate had a chance to load it up with even MORE spending, when it was finally inflationary and horrible enough, at $850 billion instead of a mere $700 billion, that it passed - and with a comfortable margin, in spite of constituent calls still coming in overwhelmingly against it. 57 members switched their vote!

BREAKING NEWS: US plane 'forced to land in Iran' -- Oct. 7, 2008 - A US plane has been forced to land in Iran after violating Iranian territory, the Iranian semi-official Fars news agency has reported. The report said the Falcon aircraft entered Iranian airspace from Turkey, flying at low altitude to avoid radar. (Thanks to Mike Tawse in the UK)!!

FBI warns of potential terror attacks on public buildings -- The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives.

3 in 5 voters: Boot every Congressman -- If given the choice, a new poll reveals, 59 percent of Americans would sweep Capitol Hill clean of the current batch of senators and representatives to elect an entirely new Congress.

Jim Cramer throws in the towel -- The host of CNBC's "Mad Money" went on the Today show Monday and told investors to get out. "Whatever money you may need for the next five years, please take it out of the stock market right now, this week," he said. "I do not believe that you should risk those assets in the stock market right now.”

Toll roads revenues down everywhere due to financial crisis -- Based on the August revenue drop of 9.2% annual tolls in the coming year would be $83m, down $8.4m from last financial year's $91.4m.

AUSTRALIA'S big banks have moved to cut interest rates -- AUSTRALIA'S big banks have moved to cut interest rates on home loans, although all have declined to pass on in full the RBA's shock one percentage point cut, with each of the big four favouring 80 basis point reductions.

Citigroup couldn't get the PA tunrpike lease, so they settled for Midway ariport in Chicago -- Citi Infrastructure Investors (Citi) who were 41% of the partnership with Abertis that didn't get the Pennsylvania Turnpike have just got Midway Airport, the #2 airport in Chicago under a 99 year concession with the City of Chicago for $2.52 billion. Concessions on airports in the US are even rarer than on tollroads. This is the first major US airport - one with mostly scheduled commercial service - to be privatized.

FDA Gives Pet Food Companies a Loophole to By-Pass Law -- The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) is a set of laws passed by Congress in 1938 giving authority to the FDA to oversee and take legal action to protect the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics –- there have been many revisions over the years. According to FFDCA the definition of 'food' is: "Food" means articles used for food or drink for man or other animals and components of such articles (section 201 (f)). That definition is very clear -- FFDCA covers food for humans and animals; our pets would be considered 'animals' under the law.

Pentagon: China cancels some military contacts -- China has canceled some military contacts with the Pentagon as a result of America's recent announcement of a planned arms sale to Taiwan, a Pentagon official said Monday.

Golden parachute-jumping Lehman Bros CEO attacked in the gym -- "He was on a treadmill with a heart monitor on. Someone was in the corner, pumping iron and he walked over and he knocked him out cold. And frankly after having watched this, I’d have done the same too.”
Related Article: Knock Out: CNBC Confirms Lehman CEO Punched at Gym

Upset over finances, man kills family, self -- An unemployed man with an advanced finance degree who was despondent over his own financial problems shot and killed his wife, three children, mother-in-law and then himself in an upscale home in a gated community, police said Monday.

Chinese schoolchildren must run one kilometre a day, government says -- Under the new scheme, dubbed "Winter Sunshine Sports", primary school children will have to run one kilometre, junior students will run one-and-a-half, while high school and university students will run two. The government is concerned by a rapid increase in child obesity after a report last year from the Health ministry showed that urban six-year-old boys are 2.5 inches taller and 6.6 pounds heavier on average than 30 years ago.

YouTube: Timbrewolf Sings "The Day Hank Paulson Lied" -- Wait for a while then hear the music....

Fed May See Companies, States as Next Crisis Fronts -- Companies from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Duke Energy Corp. to Gannett Co. and Caterpillar Inc. are being forced to tap emergency credit lines or pay more to borrow as investors flee even firms with few links to the subprime-mortgage debacle. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says his and other states may need emergency federal loans as funding dries up.

Nuking frozen meals can make you sick -- Zapping frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it also can make you sick if it’s not done properly. On Sunday, the government issued a new warning urging consumers to thoroughly cook frozen chicken dinners after 32 people in 12 states were sickened with salmonella poisoning.

A move to secede on California-Oregon border -- Guess the time is ripe to create a whole new state. That's the thinking up here along the border between California and Oregon, where 12 sparsely populated, thickly forested counties in both states want to break away and generate the 51st star on the nation's flag - the state of Jefferson.

Trading in Icelandic banks halted pending announcement -- Iceland's prime minister Geir Haarde has confirmed the country's major banks have agreed to "sell their foreign assets and decrease their activity abroad", as pressure mounted for the government to secure a rescue deal for its ailing financial system.

Stricken Iceland sends out desperate SOS -- Iceland was seeking the financial help of the US and Scandinavian countries last night as politicians and businessmen scrambled to save the country’s economy.

Economic chaos creates surge in homelessness -- The number of homeless families in Massachusetts has surged -- a spike that has overwhelmed the state's shelter capacity and forced it to again place homeless families in motels.

Melamine found in Chinese restaurant fare in Hungary -- Products containing traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been found in several Chinese restaurants in Hungary, the agriculture ministry's food safety officer, Miklos Suth, announced Monday.

White Sugar Now Coming From Genetically-Modified Sugar Beets -- This year saw the first commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets in the United States, with that sugar to hit the food supply soon after.

Joint Warrior 2 2008/2009 exercises and secret bases in England revealed -- In the weeks beginning 4th October 2008 through 17th October 2008, the UK military is running Exercise Joint Warrior "082" – the latest in its major regular multi-force exercises previously known as Neptune Warrior (NW)

Ocean Dumping of Chemical Weapons -- From World War I until the 1970s, dumping of chemical weapons at sea was the accepted practice for disposal. Read More...

Germany to allow domestic military deployment -- Germany's governing coalition partners want to change the constitution to allow for military deployment within the country if needed to combat terrorism, officials said Monday.

Paulson's Conflicts Of Interest Spark Concern -- "Some are saying that we should simply trust Mr. Paulson, because he's a smart guy who knows what he's doing," wrote Paul Krugman of the New York Times. "But that's only half true: he is a smart guy, but what, exactly, in the experience of the past year and a half -- a period during which Mr. Paulson repeatedly declared the financial crisis 'contained,' and then offered a series of unsuccessful fixes -- justifies the belief that he knows what he's doing? He's making it up as he goes along, just like the rest of us."

YouTube: The last official act -- Hal Turner Shows New AMERO Currency. The Amero Coin-Do you have your gold and silver yet? The last official act of any country is to loot the nation...Michael Rivero.

Absolute must view! New "Zietgeist Addendum" video! All new! 2 hours long! Very timely info on banks, credit & world control!

BrasscheckTV: The day Americans went broke -- As it happened 75 years ago!

Who owns the Federal Reserve Banks? -- The Federal Reserve Banks are a privately owned consortium controlled by the eight major stock-holding families. Read about them...

Neel Kashkari to head bailout program -- Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is expected to name Neel Kashkari to oversee the U.S. government's $700 billion financial stabilization program, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

European, Asian markets plunge on crisis fears -- Asian and European stock markets plunged Monday as government bank bailouts in the U.S. and Europe failed to alleviate fears that the global financial crisis would depress world economic growth.

The 16 Holding companies of the Federal Reserve. We are bailing out THE FED! -- Read who the Top 16 Bank Holding Companies are.

Pistol Ranges for the Federal Reserve -- Construction is in its final stages for the new Federal Reserve Bank headquarters in Minneapolis, the latest monument to the central bank's immense wealth and power.

House Passes Bailout Bill Despite Massive Nationwide Protests -- Now the government will have to borrow $700 billion from banks, with interest, to give banks a $700 billion bailout, and in return the taxpayers get $700 billion in toxic debt. The Senate "improved" the bailout by giving tax breaks to people in foreclosure. People in foreclosure need help paying their mortgage, they do not seek tax breaks.

See What some of the CEO's are taking home - Mega-Million Dollar CEO Payouts -- ABC News, in collaboration with James F. Reda and Associates, complied a list of some of the companies in the headlines today and looked at just how much money some of these CEOs are taking home.

Prices for 16 basic food items shoot up in third quarter -- Retail prices for flour, potatoes, cheddar cheese and apples showed the largest increases in the quarter. A 5-pound bag of flour cost $2.62, up 37% from a year earlier, while 5 pounds of potatoes rose 32% to $3.38. Prices for cheddar cheese and apples surged 21%. Read More...

Bob Chapman - Bailout creating a financial black hole  -- Well, what a surprise, we've been sold down the river for the usual "thirty pieces of silver" by our Congress and our President, working together in unison, for the nth time.

Next: The Mother Of All Bank Runs? -- The strains in financial markets are becoming more, rather than less, severe in spite of the nuclear option of a $700 billion package: Interbank spreads are widening and are at a level never seen before; credit spreads are widening to new peaks; short-term Treasury yields are going back to near-zero levels as there is flight to safety; credit default swap (CDS) spreads for financial institutions are rising to extreme levels as the ban on shorting of financial stock has moved the pressures on financial firms to the CDS market; and stock markets around the world have reacted very
negatively to this rescue package.

FDIC seeking temporary unlimited Treasury loans -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is seeking temporary unlimited borrowing authority from the Treasury Department, according to a copy of the final Senate bailout legislation on Wednesday.

They're Stealing from You and Me -- Where's the Outrage? It wasn't their money Wall Street was playing with. It was ours.

Nearly 1 Million People Enroll in Federal Food Stamp Program -- Almost a million more people participated in the federal government's food stamp program for the needy between April and July, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the program.
Related Article: More people using food stamps -- Almost a million more people participated in the federal government's food stamp program for the needy between April and July, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the program.

US Company Recalls Drink for Melamine Contamination -- FDA and Tristar Food of Jersey City, New Jersey have initiated a nationwide recall in the United States for 100 ml plastic bottle packages of Blue Cat Flavor Drink (Lanmao) because it may be contaminated with Melamine. This comes after a rash of melamine contaminations in China, and one other US melamine contamination earlier this week.
Related Article: Mr. Brown 3-In-1 and & 2-In-1 Powdered Packets in Bag Coffee Mixes May Be Contaminated with Melamine from China

AVOID CIVIL WAR, VOTE OUT POLITICAL CRIMINALS -- It is now urgent that we vote politicians out of office who ignore demands of more than 75% to 90% of the people by unconstitutionally giving hundreds of billions of dollars to their corporate paymasters...!!!

Foreclosure victim, 90, apparently shoots self -- At the age of 90, Addie Polk found herself in foreclosure this week, about to be forced from the home she's lived in for nearly 40 years. So, with a gun in her hand, the Akron widow apparently shot herself in the chest Wednesday afternoon as deputies were knocking on her door with eviction papers in hand. Ms. Polk is recovering at Akron General Medical Center, awaiting word on where she will live when she's released.

Another NAIS Website -- Check it out. It's call NAIS Stinks!

Homeland Security seeks cyber counterattack system -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Friday said he'd like to see a government computer infrastructure that could look for early indications of computer skullduggery and stop it before it happens.

U.K. to spend 12 bln pounds to spy on calls and e-mails - paper -- U.K. officials say live monitoring is necessary to fight terrorism and crime. However, critics have doubts about whether such a vast system can be kept secure, the paper said.

U.S. Treasury to Hire Up to 10 Asset Management Firms -- The U.S. plans to hire five to 10 asset-management firms as Secretary Henry Paulson establishes the government's new office for handling the financial bailout, a Treasury official said.

Using Rainwater Against the Law in Utah -- A Utah car dealer, in an effort to do something good for the environment, decided that he would collect rainwater on the roof of a building that would be used for a new water-efficient car wash, reports However, he was quickly informed by state officials that it was illegal in Utah. As it turns out, many states have similar laws about rainwater collection.

Aspartame Destroys Brain Learning Areas by Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum -- If you wonder why so many children have ADD, it's because aspartame destroys the brain - especially in the area of learning. This is a study from Norway in 2001.

How To Stop Aspartame/Splenda Seizures -- The manufacturer of Splenda has admitted that Splenda is a seizure triggering drug. To make matters worse anti-seizure medication includes aspartame such as Ketocal. Further, aspartame interacts with anti-seizure medication. What to do?!! First of all, avoid all chemical sweeteners.

The Foods That Are Most Affected by Pesticides -- The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health. They currently tested 43 different fruits and vegetables, and found that these 12 carried the least amount of pesticides when grown conventionally.

A meeting of the US nuclear command & control system advisory committee this week -- SUMMARY: The Department of Defense published a notice on September 11, 2008 (73 FR 52835) announcing a closed meeting of the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Comprehensive Review Advisory Committee. This notice is being published to announce changes in the meeting time, place, and agenda. (seems to coincide with the dates that are being bantered about as possible attack dates-thanks Nina)


Wells Fargo buying Wachovia in $15 billion stock swap -- Wells Fargo & Co. and Wachovia Corp. announced plans Friday for a $15 billion merger that highlights the buyer's strong balance sheet and aspirations to expand its presence in the eastern U.S.

Military recruiting boosted by rise in bonuses -- According to data obtained by The Associated Press, the Army and Marine Corps doled out nearly $640 million in the fiscal year that ended Tuesday to entice recruits to join up. The money — particularly in these shaky economic times — has proved to be a strong recruiting tool, even as the U.S. death toll in Iraq surpasses 4,100 and violence in Afghanistan escalates.

Bailout bill contains tax breaks for NASCAR racetracks -- A tax break for NASCAR racetracks and other motor-sports facilities is among the "sweeteners" tucked inside a 450-page financial-services bailout bill to make the package more palatable to lawmakers. The Senate-passed bill includes an array of so-called "tax extenders." One extends for two years a tax policy that had been allowed to expire in December that lets motor-sports facilities be treated the same as amusement parks and other entertainment complexes for tax purposes.

Sen Bernie Sanders-9 reasons bailout plan is bad for you -- We have a bailout package which says to the middle class that you are being asked to place at risk $700 billion, which is $2,200 for every man, woman, and child in this country. You're being asked to do that in order to undo the damage caused by this excessive Wall Street greed!!

Kucinich tells Maddow: Bailout plan is 'immoral' -- Democratic House leaders were rightfully rebuked in their attempt to pass an "immoral" bailout plan that would have put Wall Street's interests above those of average Americans, said Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who commended Republicans for helping torpedo the $700 billion package earlier this week.

What's really in your cereal bowl? -- Consumer Reports found that some kids' cereals are more than 50 percent sugar by weight – as much per serving as a glazed donut from Dunkin' Donuts. Consumer Reports rated four kids' cereals as very good: Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Kix and Life. "They're relatively low in sugar. They have some fiber," Klosz said. "And they're a good source of calcium and iron."

Vitamin D Stops Cancer; Cuts Risk In Half -- A new study of 3,299 persons has shown that those with higher levels of vitamin D cut their risk of dying from cancer in half. Vitamin D's anticancer properties are so evident, and so important, that the Canadian Cancer Society now recommends supplementation with 1,000 IU of Vitamin D per day for all adults in winter, and year-round for persons at risk.

NorthCom Denies Troops To Be Used For Crowd Control -- Following the alarming admission that active duty U.S. Army would be on call to deal with “civil unrest” inside the United States from October 1st, the US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) has publicly denied that troops will engage in law enforcement duties, but concedes that forces will be armed with both non-lethal and lethal weapons as well as having access to tanks.

Cop commits suicide after stun gun death -- The officer was remorseful and distraught. He apologized and sought the family's forgiveness. Then he went to his unit's headquarters Thursday morning and fatally shot himself, just hours before the family laid the victim to rest.

Is BPA in Canned Pet Food Linings a Concern for Pets? -- there is no research for the effects of BPA on pets. However, a pet owner can only conclude that BPA is just as risky for their pet as it is for themselves. Many canned pet foods contain BPA in the lining. The current stance AAFCO and the FDA have on BPA is that the small amount of seepage into the food is not harmful to pets. Perhaps this new stance by the National Toxicology Program will nudge the FDA to change its current position.

GPS navigation devices can be duped -- To demonstrate how a navigation device can be fooled, the researchers, led by Cornell professors Paul Kintner and Mark Psiaki, programmed a briefcase-size GPS receiver, used in ionospheric research, to send out fake signals.

Gardasil Researcher Criticizes Moves to Make HPV Vaccine Mandatory -- A scientist who helped Merck & Co. conduct clinical trials for the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil is questioning efforts to mandate the controversial vaccine for young girls, whether their parents want them to have it or not. Dr. Diane Harper, a top expert on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), says Merck’s aggressive campaign to convince states to adopt mandatory Gardasil vaccine guidelines enters into a “real danger zone.”

Video Clip: The TRUTH About The Bailout From The Market Ticker -- That's right folks. You are going to have $700 billion - about 25% of the total federal budget - put on your personal credit card (via taxes forever) in order to bail out foreign investors. (Thanks Nina)

Senate passes its own bank bailout package -- The Senate passed its version of a mammoth plan to rescue the financial services industry Wednesday night, saying changes designed to protect individual investors and small business owners could be enough to persuade reluctant House members to go along with the plan. Senators agreed to the plan 74-25 as an amendment to an unrelated bill, which was passed shortly thereafter.
Related Article: Senate Passes Bailout, Presses House -- President George W. Bush praised the Senate for approving a financial bailout and called on the House to do the same. In a statement released following Wednesday night's vote, Bush said he believes members of both parties in the House can support the legislation. He said the American people expect and the economy demands that the House passes the bill.

Senate Roll Call on Financial Bailout -- Voting "yes" were 39 Democrats, 34 Republicans and 1 independent.
Voting "no" were 9 Democrats, 15 Republicans and 1 independent. -- "Hundreds of billions of dollars are going to bail out FOREIGN INVESTORS. They know it, they demanded it, and the bill has been carefully written to make sure that can happen." - Brad Sherman , D-California. See what the The Bill says...Read More!!

Ron Paul: Buying bad debt is the wrong solution -- Speaking to CNN's John Roberts on Wednesday, House Financial Services Committee member and former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul discussed why he thinks the bailout bill is the wrong solution to the economic problem and what he would do to secure financial security.

Citizens Overtake Rogue Congress Without Firing A Shot -- Add your comments!

Credit cards to ‘implode' says analyst -- A hurricane of bad credit card debt will start crashing ashore in the United States in the first quarter of next year, even as the mortgage crisis continues, analysts at New York research firm Innovest Strategic Value Advisors warned Monday.

Dennis Kucinich Explains His "NO" Vote on $700 Billion Bailout -- Dennis Kucinich was amongst the minority of Democratic Congressman who voted "NO" on the $700 billion government bailout Monday. In a press release issued Tuesday, the Cleveland congressman explained his decision and reiterated his concern for protecting the interests of taxpayers. Read More...

I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this bailout! -- To Barack Obama I say: you are a fraud on public credulity. You are no more a "change" agent than I am the Pope. With your support of this bailout, you have acted in direct contradiction to your promise of change-your promise of opposing special interests, of putting Main Street before Wall Street, of finding a way forward that does not beg, borrow or steal from the very people you claim to represent.

US Sends $800 Billion In New Amero Currency To China By: Sorcha Faal -- A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the US Secretary of the Treasury has informed the China Development Bank that the US has shipped $800 Billion of a new currency called the Amero, which is to be based upon the merging of the economies of The United States, Mexico and Canada into what is termed as The North American Union.

U.S. Army Troops To Serve As U.S. Policemen? by Chuck Baldwin -- "After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one."

Bloomberg Is Said To Seek Reelection Despite Term Limit -- New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has decided to try and reverse the city's term-limits law, so that he can seek a third term next year. Bloomberg wants the third term to help the city emerge from financial turmoil.

5 weeks before becoming Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson got his 82 yr old mother a Fannie Freddi 30 year loan in May 2005 for 5.27% rate -- Check it out!!

USA 2008: The Great Depression -- Food stamps are the symbol of poverty in the US. In the era of the credit crunch, a record 28 million Americans are now relying on them to survive – a sure sign the world's richest country faces economic crisis.

Few Americans Back Military Action in Iran -- Most adults in the United States believe there is no need to launch military action against Iran right now, according to a poll by CBS News and the New York Times. 61 per cent of respondents believe Iran can be contained with diplomacy, and 20 per cent believe it is not a threat to the U.S. at this time.

Could You Be Poisoning Your Family? -- According to the EPA's website: "Approximately 90 percent of industrial arsenic in the U.S. is currently used as a wood preservative, but arsenic is also used in paints, dyes, metals, drugs, soaps and semi-conductors. High arsenic levels can also come from certain fertilizers and animal feeding operations. Industry practices such as copper smelting, mining and coal burning also contribute to arsenic in our environment." Read More...

FBI Prevents Agents from Telling 'Truth' About 9/11 on PBS -- The FBI has blocked two of its veteran counterterrorism agents ( FBI Special Agents Mark Rossini and Douglas Miller) from going public with accusations that the CIA deliberately withheld crucial intelligence before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Homeland Security National Terror Alert - Homeland Security News -- U.S. Army Brigade Deploys For Homeland Mission - Beginning today, Oct. 1, 2008, the First Brigade Combat Team of the Third Division will be placed under the command of US Army North, the Army’s component of the Pentagon’s Northern Command (NorthCom), which was created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with the stated mission of defending the US “homeland” and aiding federal, state and local authorities.

Senate to vote on economic bailout bill today Oct. 1, 2008 -- President Bush’s plan to rescue the U.S. financial markets is headed for a Senate vote Wednesday night after leaders there agreed to add tax breaks for businesses and the middle class and increase deposit insurance in an attempt to revive the legislation rejected by the House.

Chinese cookies recalled in Canada over melamine fears -- A brand of cookies made in China has been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency because they may contain the harmful chemical compound melamine. Seven varieties of Lotte brand Koala's March filled cookies are subject to the voluntary recall.

Lawmaker seeks to fix law allowing audio taping on buses -- Bus companies and school districts would be allowed to record audio on school buses under legislation that would modify the state's wiretapping and surveillance law and, supporters say, help deter unruly student behavior.

Former FBI Analyst Predicts Terror Attack After Election -- Al-Qaida or affiliated groups probably will attack the United States in the months after the election to welcome the new president, says Frederick Stremmel, a former top FBI counterterrorism analyst.

Food Riots Have Already Begun as Global Grain Prices Skyrocket, Supplies Dwindle -- Riots and other forms of civil unrest have already broken out around the world in response to a global grain shortage and surging food prices. According to data from the World Food Program and the early warning and global information system of the Food and Agricultural Organization, street protests and rioting over high food prices have broken out in Guinea, Indonesia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Yemen and West Africa in the past several months.

Will Wall Street's Meltdown Turn America Into a Police State? -- I'm not much of an Army Times reader, but after reading that a brigade was shipping from Iraq in October to serve as "an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks" in the homeland right before the election, my antennae perked up.

Let's Talk About 'Low Blows' By Judith Moriarty -- Joe: As to your outrage over McCain ( "low blow after what he went through") . Because of his father's status (Commander of Pacific fleet) was afforded 'medical care' that other POW didn't (therefore died). There are not many (like none) veterans who have a memorial erected to them in HANOI. Read More....!!

Welcome to Remote Identity -- Remote Identity is a national distributor and provider of RFID tags, smart cards and custom labels. Remote Identity provides a number of services including immediate tag comparison information, custom tag and label printing, as well as “buyer aggregation services.”
Another website on remote identity spying

Global Seed Vault Now Accepting Seeds -- With global warming looming, Mother Nature could sure use a backup plan—a secure place to store copies of her crops and other plants. Now, thanks to the government of Norway, she has one. Dug into a permafrost mountain, the massive Svalbard Global Seed Vault began collecting seeds in February. So far it has 268,000 unique samples, with a capacity for 4.3 million more.

Abertis let $12.8 billion offer for Penn Pike expire (YAY) -- Abertis board of directors decided today to let their joint bid with Citi for the Pennyslvania Turnpike lease expire. They had twice previously extended the bid of $12.8 billion from the initial expiry date of June 20 in the hope of getting legislative approval for their deal with Governor Rendell. The deal which would have given the Abertis-Citi group a 75 year toll concession formally expired for lack of enabling legislation 5pm eastern time (09/30 17:00).

Urgent Action Alert: Cindy Sheehan's Action Page on the "No More Bailout Votes Until Congress Hears From Some REAL Economists" -- The one click form below will send your personal message to all your government representatives selected.

Abraham Lincoln Quote On Bank Bailouts -- Check out the quote.

U.S. Navy Watch Over Ship Seized by Somali Pirates -- U.S. helicopters on Monday buzzed a hijacked Ukrainian cargo ship carrying 33 Soviet-designed tanks and other weapons that officials fear could end up in the hands of al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia if the pirates are allowed to escape.

List of All Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008 -- The List: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Invest in Lawmakers!

How depleted uranium can cause cancer -- COULD the mystery over how depleted uranium might cause genetic damage be closer to being solved? It may be, if a controversial claim by two researchers is right. Read More...

Lignans Shown to Provide Great Benefits for Breast Health -- Studies have shown that women with the highest levels of lignans in their breasts have the highest levels of breast health. Secoisolariciresinol (SDG) is the natural lignan found in high levels in flaxseed. Studies have shown that when these lignans are present in high amounts in the blood and urine, women have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases including breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Most Cancer Patients Eating Wrong -- 75% of all Americans do not even eat five servings a day of fruits or vegetables. That is bad enough. It is even worse with cancer patients. A study of over 9,000 survivors of six different types of cancer showed that only 15% to 19% were meeting the "5-A-Day" recommendation. That means that 81% to 85% were not. In other words, better nutrition helps cancer patients live longer.

ARTHRITIS DRUGS GET FUNGUS WARNINGS -- FDA requested stronger warnings on the arthritis drugs Enbrel, Remicade, Humira and Cimzia because patients taking one or more of these drugs might face an increased risk of a fatal infection caused by the fungal species histoplasmosis.

Pastors to IRS: You can't tell us what to preach -- Ministers team up this weekend to defy tax code on talking politics. This weekend a select team of 33 pastors in 22 states will be preaching on politics in a direct challenge to a federal tax statute that forbids churches from interfering with political campaigns.

Amero coins -- New Amero coin types are now available for sale. Check out the photos.



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