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House Rejects Bailout Package, 205-228; Stocks Plunge -- In a moment of historic import in the Capitol and on Wall Street, the House of Representatives voted on Monday to reject a $700 billion rescue of the financial industry. The vote came in stunning defiance of President Bush and Congressional leaders of both parties, who said the bailout was needed to prevent a widespread financial collapse.

How did your congressman vote? -- Here's a roll call of the U.S. House decision on the Wall Street bailout...State by State!

Stocks crushed 778 - worst dive ever..$1.2 trillion lost -- Stocks skidded Monday, with the Dow slumping nearly 778 points, in the biggest single-day point loss ever, after the House rejected the government's $700 billion bank bailout plan.

You won't believe where that $700-billion bailout figure came from -- "It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." They made it up to be sufficiently ginormous to frighten everyone into rapid action. And it worked. --Andrew Malcolm

Editorial: The Real Threat to National Security -- Written in Dec. 1999 by Dave vonKleist.

Paulson to Use All Tools to Protect Financial Markets (Update) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will use ``all the tools at our disposal'' to protect financial markets after the House of Representatives rejected his $700 billion rescue plan, his spokeswoman said.

Dr. Paul’s House floor remarks on the bailout -- Dr. Paul gave a quick speech on the House floor concerning the bailout. Due to the nature of the debate today, he didn’t have time to read his full remarks, which were put into the congressional record and are featured at this link.

Brasscheck TV: Accountability? -- This is how they managed the Iraq War billions.

YouTube: CSPAN video clip: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH): Let's Play Wall Street Bailout -- A great video clip off of CSPAN of Representative Kaptur's damning indictment of the insane Wall Street bailout proposal.
Related: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur speech September 28: Sounds Like Insider Trading to Me -- This website has all three speeches by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur during the month of September. Sounds Like Insider Trading to Me is 3rd video on this website. (Thanks to Kathy in Minnesota)

UK conducts largest World War III exercise ever -- The two-week exercise – codenamed Joint Warrior – is designed to recreate a scenario in which Britain and other sovereign nations go to war against a “state-sponsored terrorist movement” – using a vast array of lethal modern weapons. Taking place between October 6 and October 16, it will provide coordinated training for all three UK Armed Services, plus forces from EIGHT allied nations.

New lyrics to an old depression era song - Buddy Can You Spare a Dime -- Check it out!

When Corporations Spy -- "As the American economic house of cards continues its epochal collapse, a viper's nest of state and private intelligence operatives will be unleashed upon the American people."

Code Red Emergency: Survival Measures Required -- The Greatest Depression has begun. Conditions will drastically deteriorate. We urge you to consider taking proactive and protective measures to secure your future before it's too late. BE PREPARED!!!

The Power Elite Playbook, Burn All, Steal All, Kill All! by Deanna Spingola -- Burn all, steal all and kill all was the official policy of Japan's imperialistic military and paramilitary groups like the Black Ocean and Black Dragon societies.

Taxes could get sky-high with aerial technology -- A new high-tech aerial photography system that can spot an illegal porch from 5,000 feet is being marketed to tax assessors as a way to grow revenue.

Farmers' Almanac Predicts Cold Winter Ahead -- The almanac's 2009 edition recently hit the bookshelves. It predicts that at least two-thirds of the U.S. can expect colder than average temperatures. Only the Far West and Southeast should expect near-normal temperatures.

Veteran News:
VA mishaps shake Congress' confidence -- A key congressional leader says he has no confidence in the Department of Veterans Affairs and would have pulled his own children out of the VA's human subject study that used a drug with dangerous side effects that is being prescribed to veterans with mental disorders.
New VA Rules for ALS Victims -- Veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may receive badly-needed support for themselves and their families after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that ALS will become a presumptively compensable illness for all veterans with 90 days or more of continuously active service in the military.

Deadly new strains of C difficile superbug on the way, warn doctors -- SCOTLAND must brace itself for an increase in new and severe strains of the Clostridium difficile superbug – and the infection could also become more resistant to the drugs used to treat it, experts have told The Scotsman. Now experts have predicted that cases involving severe strains could increase further in our hospitals, while new types of the disease are already starting to emerge.

Tamiflu resistance going to 100% worldwide -- Although there are some pockets of H5N1 that are not Tamiflu resistant, many countries are reporting frequencies approaching 100% including South Africa (129/129), Cameroon (2/2), El Salvador (7/7), United States (2/3), Uruguay (6/7), United Kingdom (1/1), Australia (25/26), New Caledonia (3/3), New Zealand (1/1), Philippines (10/11).

House now needs to vote on $700 billion market bailout -- Congressional leaders scramble for support for unpopular rescue plan.

Golden parachutes -- CEO pay takes a hit in bailout plan -- Golden parachutes typically pay ousted CEOs three times annual pay, bonuses and pensions and often include perks lasting well into retirement. They've long been a sore point for investors at underperforming companies, where many exiting executives have shared little of their pain. The draft of the government's controversial $700 billion financial rescue plan released Sunday makes it clear that CEOs of firms seeking the bailout are about to have their pay packages capped.

Breakdown of the final bailout bill -- Section-by-section breakdown of the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008," otherwise known as the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill. 8 pages...just keep clicking next at the end of each page.

National Debt increased $200 billion in one week -- To find the total public debt outstanding on a specific day or days, simply select a single date or date range and click on the 'Find History' button. (Thanks to David Deschesne of the FORT FAIRFIELD JOURNAL)

US Homeowners Soon To Be Evicted By Chinese Police Under New Law -- Russian economists are expressing shock today over a new United States law that will allow for the first time in that nation’s history the police forces of a foreign Nation to have law enforcement powers over their citizens. These powers are specifically being granted to China’s State Security Police who operate under the Ministry of State Security for the Peoples Republic of China by the United States as a precondition for the Chinese Governments continued purchasing of US debt as the Americans continue their desperate actions to avert their total economic collapse.

Antibiotics for Preterm Labor Linked to Cerebral Palsy -- Not only do antibiotics not help pregnant women experiencing premature labor without ruptured membranes and no sign of infection, they may increase the risk of cerebral palsy in some children. Read More...

Illinois warns of E. coli risk from lettuce -- The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning of E. coli risks from iceberg lettuce distributed by a Michigan-based company. All reportedly ate iceberg lettuce supplied by Detroit-based Aunt Mid's Produce Company. Officials say there's no evidence suggesting grocery store lettuce is affected.

Buffalo, NY, gun buyback yields 720 weapons -- Authorities in Buffalo say they collected 720 weapons during a "no questions asked" weekend gun buyback program.

YouTube: The Second American Revolution -- Great "common sense!" - Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense," returns to modern times to pleas for a second revolution to take back America, Now!

UK: Tests for drugs in tap water -- Drinking water supplies are to be tested for the presence of prescription drugs amid fears that rivers are being contaminated by the growing quantity of pharmaceuticals flushed unwittingly down the drain.

Millionaire Suicides begin! -- The City was in shock last night after the apparent suicide of a millionaire financier haunted by the pressures of dealing with the credit crunch. Kirk Stephenson, who was married with an eight-year-old son, died in the path of a 100mph express train at Taplow railway station, Berkshire.

Gates gives $168 million for malaria vaccines research -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates gave $168.7 million to develop vaccines for malaria, part of $3 billion in funding announced on Thursday to tackle Africa's biggest killer disease.

Going to the dogs: How Nature magazine featured Obama and McCain ... with an unfortunate ad on the back -- In latest issue of Nature magazine, advertisers placed there an image of two labrador pups - one black, one golden, in an uncanny mirror image of the grave image on the front...Obama & McCain! Check out the photo at the link.

A shattering moment in America's fall form power -- The global financial crisis will see the US falter in the same way the Soviet Union did when the Berlin Wall came down. The era of American dominance is over.

Tell the Truth About Obama in Missouri, Go to Jail -- In Missouri, if you “lie” about Barack Obama the cops may arrest you. “The effort appeared to be part of a move by the Obama campaign to block advertisements to which it objects. The campaign also sent ‘threatening’ letters to several news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio demanding they stop airing ads exposing Obama’s gun stance, according to the National Rifle Association,” writes WorldNetDaily, never mind Obama is a gun-grabber who claims to support the Second Amendment.

Wall Street Pirates Wont Get Unconditional Bailout -- Planned profits for the elites, successive administrations set the stage for current market debacles, bailout plan set months in advance, threat of a depression from the bailout, Economy set to wither, Wall Street will not go unscathed, a stampede to safety is coming.

Condoleezza Rice admits officials approved harsh interrogation techniques -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently became the first Bush administration official to admit that high-level discussions of the use of torture had taken place in 2002 and 2003.

Senate Passes Bill Creating 'Copyright Czar' -- While we weren't paying attention the Senate passed a bill creating a copywrite czar on Friday. U.S. lawmakers approved the creation of a cabinet-level position of copyright czar as part of sweeping intellectual property enforcement legislation that sailed through the Senate on Friday.

Buying the Presumably More Expensive Dog Food or Cat Food Can Save You Money -- The truth of the matter is the discount pet food brand is actually more expensive per serving than many of the highest priced brands. Yes, you read that correctly. The explanation for this is found on the feeding instructions and the ingredients in the pet food itself. Every pet is different, and the amount of food your pet eats per day also varies with age and activity level. But according to the feeding instructions as researched and recommended by each pet food manufacturer, you will probably be surprised at the cost per serving.

How Your immune System deals with Fungus, Yeast and other Challenges -- Nature uses the microbe for the up building of life processes and also for the downgrading or degrading of life processes. When our bodies are laden with excessive organic debris, we develop microbial populations and illnesses associated with these accumulations. We may call it a cold or flu, yet these common illnesses cause us to stop our body’s daily internal life routines i.e. stopping the influx of toxins often result in stopping the expelling of the body’s debris. When we are overrun by yeast and or fungus it gets much more complicated because they produce toxins. Read More...

The Pennsylvania turnpike lease-looks like it's dead in the water -- The Abertis-Citi current offer of $12.8 billion for a 75 year lease/concession of the Pennsylvania Turnpike expires next Tuesday Sept 30, and signs are it won't be extended. Last week a senior officer of the two companies was saying that without movement on enabling legislation this month, they were done.

Woman wakes up, drinks her coffee only to find a bat in filter at the end of the day -- She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies.

Former Gallup Pollster and Founder of Survey Center Unveils Secrets and Shams of Political Polls in New Book -- In the 13 years David Moore worked for the Gallup Poll, he learned that media polls are not used to uncover the “will” or thoughts of the public, but rather to manufacture a “public opinion” that grabs the attention of journalists and can be used to fill media news holes.

Rep Baldwin (WI) introduces bill to prosecute Bush/Cheney -- Prosecution Is on the Table in Congress.


Documented, Proven Cure and Preventative for Cancer (Part I) -- This article is about how you can prevent and cure cancer with a bottle of flax oil and a carton of cottage cheese. As incredible as this may seem, it is a truth that has been well proven and documented. It is also a truth that has been vigorously suppressed because the cancer industry is big business at its worst.

Training a Socialist Army of World Servers -- Obama's "Universal" Service Plan - Part 1.

Obama Goons Call Police Over Man's Questions -- Our student, whom we will refer to as as just Brian, approached an Obama campaign table on Church Street here in Burlington and began to ask questions about Brzezinski's role as advisor to Obama. He also asked if the Obama supporters knew about how Brzezinski was the architect for the Mujahideen, a.k.a. Al Qaeda. Two police officers chased Brian down, ordered him onto the ground. Read More...

YouTube: Let's Play "WALL STREET BAILOUT" The Rules Rep. Kaptur -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio - 9th District).

YouTube: Protesters on Wall Street (NYC 2008) -- They were gathered across the street from The New York Stock Exchange, on the steps of the first capitol of the United States, Federal Hall. (Incidentally, this is also where the nuns were set up in the movie Ghost.) Crazy times on Wall Street! Filmed on Thursday, 25 September 2008

Grandfather Economic Report series -- This is an INCREDIBLE report! WHY WAS THIS REPORT PREPARED FOR YOU? Each generation hopes their children and grandchildren will achieve more economic potential and more individual freedom than prior generations. As a new grandfather I researched economic conditions and education quality facing the generation of my infant grandchildren and their parents, compared to that faced by my generation when their age. The results are available to you in a series of free mini-reports listed on the home page - with explanatory pictures.

Jim Rogers on the Paulson bailout -- Bloomberg TV’s Betty Liu interviews Jim Rogers on the phone about the bankers plan to save themselves from bankruptcy on Starting Bell. Betty Liu asks, “What is your take on the Paulson bailout package?” Read More...

No Way Out: Why Paulson’s Plan is a Band-Aid on Cancer By Andre Michael Eggelletion -- Can the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department resolve the current credit crisis by simply shifting the debts of the banks onto the taxpayer?

The Revolution will not be Organized -- "The Revolution Will Not Be Organized" Poem written by Jock Doubleday(September 24, 2008)

Scientists warn US Congress of cancer risk for cell phone use -- The potential link between mobile telephones and brain cancer could be similar to the link between lung cancer and smoking -- something tobacco companies took 50 years to recognize, according to US scientists' warning.

WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history -- As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks -Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized WaMu on Thursday, and then sold the thrift's banking assets to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $1.9 billion.
Related Article: WaMu Fails, Is Sold Off to J.P. Morgan

Bailout is financial equivalent of the Patriot Act -- "Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency," the original draft of the proposed bill says.

Bailout Outrage Races Across the Web -- The Internet is flooded with angst about Treasury Secretary Paulson's proposed $700 billion bailout—and inspiring old-fashioned street protests.

Five Dangerous, Disastrous Things About the Proposed Bailout and What You Can Do to Help Stop It -- You can help stop the economic hijacking before it's too late. Read More...

FEMA ice let to melt in Texas and Louisiana; truckers told to keep quiet -- One trucker, who was contacted later by the newspaper, estimated that $1.5 million dollars worth of ice was being dumped on the ground at the Texas air field.

8 Generals Disciplined for Nuke Error -- Eight generals, ranging in rank from one to three stars, have been disciplined as a result of the mistaken shipment of fuses for nuclear warheads to Taiwan.

Those Small Baby Carrots In Bags -- What you may not know and should know is the following: once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them (this is the same chlorine used your pool) since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they give them a higher dose of chlorine.

U.S. farmers may face cash flow squeeze says officials -- Rising costs for running a farm and volatile crop prices could squeeze cash flow for farmers, making it difficult for some to pay back loans, a top U.S. Agriculture Department official said on Wednesday,

U.S.-Funded Gun Suppliers Have Created a "Missing" Weapons Disaster -- A million illicit weapons have entered Iraq in the past five years. Now, "missing" guns are fueling conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere.

Aspartame Consumption Again Linked to Degeneration of Brain Neurons -- High intake of the artificial sweetener aspartame may lead to the degeneration of brain cells and various mental disorders, according to a research review conducted by South African scientists from the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Omitting cell phone users may affect polls -- People with only cell phones may differ enough from those with landline telephones that excluding the growing population of cell-only users from public opinion polls may slightly skew the results, a study has concluded.

YouTube: Oct. 1st Military starts Martial Law Mission -- Active duty Army troops on the streets in the US starting Oct. 1, 2008.
**Related Article: Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1 -- Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st Brigade Combat Team will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

Terrified Congressmen-Constituents very angry -- Congressmen are "peeing in their pants" over the proposed bailout of the plutocrats - because they are being inundated by calls, emails, and visits from their very angry constituents.

Get Out the Pitchforks and Lighted Torches: Protest at Wall St. This Thursday at 4 p.m. -- Shock and outrage that much of the public is feeling over this proposed looting of the public treasury. That, hopefully, will change on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. when protesters plan to gather (see announcement below) at Bowling Green Plaza, just south of Wall St.

Paulson Bailout Plan a Historic Swindle -- Financial-market wise guys, who had been seized with fear, are suddenly drunk with hope. They are rallying explosively because they think they have successfully stampeded Washington into accepting the Wall Street Journal solution to the crisis: dump it all on the taxpayers. Read More...

DHS Claims Power To Read/Copy Traveller's Papers -- San Francisco - Recently obtained documents show that last year the Department of Homeland Security quietly reversed a two-decades-old policy that restricted customs agents from reading and copying the personal papers carried by travelers, including U.S. citizens.

Pentagon says crashed "drone" in Pakistan not from U.S. -- The Pakistani military said on Wednesday a pilotless aircraft that crashed in the northwestern region of South Waziristan had been recovered, but the Pentagon denied any U.S. drone had been lost in the area.

Ron Paul's Federal Reserve abolition act HR 2755 -- If you agree, call your Congressman today...H. R. 2755 - 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.

Wine ingredient protects against radiation says report -- Tests in mice showed that resveratrol, when altered using a compound called acetyl, could prevent some of the damage caused by radiation, the researchers told the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology meeting in Boston.

Raw Foodists Arrested for Trafficking Chocolate; Interrogated for "Cacao Crimes" -- Accused of trafficking two and a half pounds of hashish (which was really just raw, homemade chocolate), Ron and Nadine were arrested, physically separated into interrogation rooms and handcuffed to chairs. Read More...

Bush warns 'entire economy is in danger' -- President Bush said Wednesday that lawmakers risk a cascade of wiped-out retirement savings, rising home foreclosures, lost jobs and closed businesses if they fail to act on a massive financial rescue plan. "Our entire economy is in danger," he said.

Credit Cards Replace Small Business Loans -- As commercial loans become harder to find, small business owners give in to aggressive credit card marketers and get slammed with 30% interest rates.

Honda Makes GROOVY MUSIC -- A stretch of musical road in Lancaster is grooved to play,"The William Tell Overture" when cars pass over it. The musical pavement, designed as an advertising gimmick, has annoyed some of its neighbors.

Experts say all kids should be immunized -- As the flu season kicks in, federal, state and city health agencies are calling for all children — not just the very young — to get immunized.

THE BLACKMAILING OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS By Joan Veon -- The once manageable subprime crisis has mushroomed into a catastrophic problem in which the Federal Reserve via the Treasury is demanding that the American people pay $700 Billion to $1 Trillion to shoulder the debt of Fannie and Freddie.

Ron Paul endorses Chuck Baldwin -- September 22, Congressman Ron Paul publicly gave his endorsement for the office of President of the United States. In his blog at the Campaign for Liberty web site, he said, “I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.”

Morgellons mystery -- So far, Morgellons has two strikes against its being recognized as a distinct disease: Hundreds of conditions share many of its symptoms, and no one can imagine what would make specks and fibers emerge from intact skin.

Gas shortage makes finding fuel a challenge -- Gas remained hard to find around much of metro Atlanta on Monday morning, as lingering supply complications in the wake of two hurricanes had many motorists driving miles out of their way in a search for fuel.

Mad as hell - taxpayers lash out -- When asked what they thought of the government's proposal, most readers gave an overwhelming thumbs down.

Ten Things You Should Know About Bush's Trillion Dollar Fleecing Plan -- The Bush administration's proposal to bail out some of Wall Street's biggest players with an unprecedented transfer of public wealth to the private sector sent shock-waves throughout the nation. Read More...

Ron Paul - Don't bail out Wall St. -- Rep. Ron Paul says the government's solution to the crisis is the same as the cause of it -- too much government.

Indian Spice In Turmeric Reduces Size Of Hemorrhagic Stroke -- You might want to make curcumin part of your daily diet. This active ingredient of the Indian curry spice, turmeric, not only lowers your chances of getting cancer and Alzheimer's disease, but may reduce the size of a hemorrhagic stroke, say Medical College of Georgia researchers.

5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt -- Aurora fifth-grader suspended for home made t-shirt reading "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."

Amtrak security, TSA show force in Northeast -- Rail passengers from Virginia to Vermont were greeted by a heavy police presence Tuesday morning, as Amtrak, the Transportation Security Administration and local agencies teamed up for a joint show of force.

Highspeed Biometric Iris Scanners -- Sarnoff Corporation today announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop and demonstrate a high speed biometric capture technology solution for iris-based identification. The system will be designed to be ruggedized for field use and quickly deployable.

Swiss Man's Prediction of 9.0 NW Earthquake Now Echoed by US -- Government officials in the designated areas urged to immediately create evacuation plans for the predicted resulting tsunami.

NATO’s Doomsday Seed Vault in the Arctic -- As climate change is credited as one of the main drivers behind soaring food prices, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, the private organization which is responsible for maintaining the Seed Vault, is searching crop collections from Azerbaijan to Nigeria, allegedly for the traits that could defend the world agriculture against the impact of future changes. Traits, such as drought resistance in wheat, or salinity tolerance in potato, they argue, will become essential as crops around the world have to adapt to new climate conditions under forecast changes from Global Warming.

Russian navy ships head to maneuvers in Venezuela -- A Russian navy squadron set off for Venezuela Monday, an official said, in a deployment of Russian military power to the Western Hemisphere unprecedented since the Cold War.

Paulson Plan May Push National Debt to Post-World War II Levels -- Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's $700 billion proposal to stabilize the banking system may push the national debt to the highest level since 1954, threatening an erosion of foreign appetite for U.S. bonds.

Hurricane Ike Causes Widest US Internet Outage Since 2003 -- The power blackouts that followed Hurricane Ike have caused the widest outage for U.S. Internet service since 2003, according to a firm that tracks Internet connectivity. Internet connections in Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania were the hardest hit, according to Renesys Corp., but the storm also caused outages in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Surrounding states had scattered outages as well.

Global Analysis - J. R. Nyquist's "Financial Collapse and Destructive War" 09/19/2008 -- If the United States went bankrupt the following sequence would occur: The U.S. government would lose its credibility, the country’s currency would fail and imports could not be maintained – especially oil imports. There would be shortages. But the sequence doesn’t end with shortages. It doesn’t end with mere economic loss. When the financial structure collapses, the national security structure collapses. Then nothing will restrain the military power of Russia and China. Read More...

Homeschooling Banned in California as State Turns Parents Into Criminals for Teaching Their Own Children -- A California appeals court has ruled that homeschooling of children is illegal unless their parents have teaching credentials from the state.

Marines in Iraq Issued Laser Weapons -- U.S. Marines fighting in Iraq have been issued low-power laser weapons designed to temporarily blind enemy forces, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Mysterious US Marine activity at Islambad Marriott -- Marriott Hotel has now become a ghost house which was yesterday the most beautiful and prestigious hotels in the Islamabad. While the condemnation of the blasts and the deaths and the loss of property is going on from all the quarters, some intriguing news is also pouring in. Read More...

Pakistan leaders should have been at bombed Marriott -- The Pakistani President, Prime Minister and military chief of staff were due to attend a banquet at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, where bombers killed at least 53 people, but a last-minute change of venue saved them.

Senate Boosts Funding for Laser Weapons -- In the fiscal 2009 defense authorization bill, which was approved Wednesday, the Senate included additional funds for laser programs and a provision requiring Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to accelerate work that would make directed-energy weapons operational in the near future.

Estrogen Flooding Our Rivers -- The Montreal water treatment plant dumps 90 times the critical amount of certain estrogen products into the river. It only takes one nanogram (ng) of steroids per liter of water to disrupt the endocrinal system of fish and decrease their fertility. 80 to 90 percent of antidepressants remain in the water after treatment. These molecules can have a variety of effects on aquatic wildlife. Again, ozone treatment could destroy these molecules.

BATTLE PLAN FOR THE 50 STATES by Devvy Kidd -- If the states of the Union do not step up to the plate come January and repel the destruction of their sovereignty by the federal machine, they will become nothing more than occupied territories.

The 50 Richest Members of Congress -- Check them out!

U.S. Still Suffering from Gas Shortages -- With an estimated 20 percent of the nation’s refinery capacity on hold due to Hurricane Ike, retailers located in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions not affiliated with major gas bands are experiencing gas shortages.

Exploding pyrex dishes -- More than 300 complaints filed by readers detail frightening stories of these dishes spontaneously shattering during temperature changes, propelling scalding glass shards and food 15 feet or more, sending some consumers to the hospital with tendon and nerve damage and serious burns and leaving others with property damage and, at the very least, a ruined dinner and a huge mess in their kitchen.

America Reduced To Third World Status By Joan Veon -- Federal Reserve leads bloodless economic assault, effectively suspending constitution. Average Americans become slave to trillions of dollars of Wall Street Debt.

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

Pennsylvania has introduced a bill to ban chip implants -- HOUSE BILL No. 2374 Session of 2008. This act shall be known and may be cited as the Identification Device Act. A person shall not require, coerce or compel any other individual to undergo the subcutaneous implanting of an identification device.

NY issues its RealID card -- New York this week launched its version of the “enhanced” driver’s license, complete with RFID chip and good for land and sea crossings to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It’s a “smart way to travel!” the state site boasts.

Swiss Man's Prediction of 9.0 NW Earthquake Now Echoed by U.S. Scientists -- "It is incumbent upon all pertinent government agencies and officials in the designated areas to immediately create evacuation plans and to warn the population in the areas most at risk of the possibility of a tsunami, so that they can make their own escape plans for their families and themselves."

NASA to Discuss Conditions on and Surrounding the Sun -- NASA will hold a media teleconference Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m. EDT, to discuss data from the joint NASA and European Space Agency Ulysses mission that reveals the sun's solar wind is at a 50-year low. The sun's current state could result in changing conditions in the solar system.

Big Brother's cafe watches you eat in the Netherlands -- At the university cafeteria, women linger longer than men over their lunch decisions. Given a choice, they tend to opt for meat labeled "animal friendly," while men likely will go for a new product. Cameras are watching them. They study the influences on eating, how products can be made more appealing, and how to direct consumers to specific — perhaps healthier — choices.

US generals planning for resource wars -- It states explicitly that the US military is preparing to fight continuous resource wars "for the long haul". Read More...

A call for revolution from the Huffington Post by Larisa Alexandrovna -- Welcome to the final stages of the more....!

Nearly 53,000 Chinese children sick from milk -- The number of children in China sickened by dairy products tainted with the banned industrial chemical melamine has jumped to nearly 53,000, the government said Sunday as it vowed to crack down on those responsible for one of China's worst food safety scandals in years.
Related Article: U.S. adds precautions to keep out tainted milk -- Although no trace of infant formula from China has turned up in this country, U.S. authorities said Friday they are taking added precautions to keep out tainted milk products.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson: Hundreds of billions for bailout -- The Bush administration swung for the fences today with an unprecedented bailout of the financial sector that is expected to cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars or more. It jolted markets back to life for the day, but questions remained about whether the bold effort would actually work.

Death toll from Pakistan hotel blast reaches 53 -- The blast on Saturday evening shredded the hotel and triggered a fire that raged for hours through the building. More than 250 people were injured, including at least 21 foreigners.

Pakistan blames Al-Qaeda for hotel bombing -- Pakistan on Sunday blamed Al-Qaeda linked Taliban militants for the massive suicide truck bombing at the Marriott Hotel that killed at least 60 people and injured more than 260.

Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Banned for Airline Pilots After Link to Auto Accidents -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned the use of the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix by pilots and air traffic controllers, due to a study's conclusions that it could cause seizures and loss of consciousness that may have contributed to car accidents.

Higher-tech Predators targeting Pakistan -- UNMANNED: The Predator, built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of San Diego, is an unmanned drone aircraft. It's 27 feet long, has a 49-foot wingspan and can hover above a target for hours.

Nowhere to hide -- Killer drones that can see through walls.

Efforts to Halt the National Animal Identification System Head to Court -- A couple of speed bumps have developed in rolling out implementation of the NAIS, the joint effort of the USDA and big agribusiness to legislate mandatory registration of everyone who owns just one livestock animal. Two recently filed law suits reveal the frustrations of animal owners over this legislation which they see as part of the effort to monopolize American food production through the use of fear and intimidation.

Iran moves closer to nuke weapons capacity -- Two years? One? Even less? Opinions differ on how close Iran may be to being able to develop a nuclear weapon, but concerned governments and experts agree the time to stop Tehran is growing short — and the options limited.

Scottsdale speed cameras intimidates protesters -- Traffic camera protest organisation claims that officials from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, sent a speed camera van to videotape and identify local residents attending a meeting to protest against photo enforcement.

New Lego Building Blocks for the Big Boys! -- It appears the Government has new Lego building blocks to play with. Prison cells that are designed to snap together to build a prison anywhere at any time to meet the demand??????

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 -- Check some of them out in your spare time.

TruthAttack - spreading the message THEY don't want you to hear -- AMERICAN LIBERTY COUNCIL 2008 or Saturday, October 11, 2008. Click link for more details!

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Converted to Commercial Banks -- Last major investment banks change status -- The Federal Reserve said Sunday it had granted a request by the country's last two major investment banks — Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — to change their status to bank holding companies. Read More...

Gold vs Dollar -- Ron Paul on the Global Financial Crisis.

ALMOST ARMAGEDDON -- The market was 500 trades away from Armageddon on Thursday, traders inside two large custodial banks tell The Post.

Yerba Mate: South America's Health Drink -- More than a drink, Yerba Mate (pronounced "yerba mahtay") has become a cultural phenomenon throughout South America and its use is rapidly spreading to the United State. Its benefits are obvious. In Buenos Aires, where people carry their Mate with them throughout the day, the sight of an obese person is rare. Known to South Americans as the "Drink of the Gods", yerba mate is a hot beverage made from the dried leaves of the Ilex Paraguariense bush indigenous to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. And thanks to its caffeine-like content, the drink is a natural stimulant.

Red Clover Blocks Neurological Damage From MSG -- Researchers hypothesized that the natural mixture of phytoestrogenic isoflavones found in red clover could protect the brain from glutamate toxicity.

Biotech Snake Oil: A Quack Cure for Hunger -- “Biotech crops must play an even bigger role in the next decade.” Read More...

US Bank Derivative Exposure -- Chris Whalen at the Institutional Risk Analyst asks an interesting question: How Much Capital Does a Bank Need? The short answer: Alot. The longer answer depends upon the bank's derivative exposure. Chris includes this handy chart to help you figure out just what that cap need might be.

FDA Bans Imports of 28 Indian-Made Drugs -- The Food and Drug Administration said that it was halting importation of 28 drugs made by the giant Indian generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories because of manufacturing deficiencies at two of the company's plants.

US To Declare October ‘Economic Emergency’, Suspend Elections By: Sorcha Faal -- The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) is reporting in the Kremlin today that the Bank of England has received from the United States Federal Reserve Bank a ‘notice’ that President Bush is preparing to declare an ‘Economic Emergency’ during the week of October 5th and will further announce that the American Presidential election due to be held on November 4th will be ‘indefinitely suspended’.

Death Rate from Cancer Slashed 55 Percent with High Vitamin D Levels -- A higher vitamin D intake can decrease your risk of dying from cancer by 55 percent, new research has shown.

The unknown 20 trillion dollar company -- They seem to have a monopoly on what they do. In brief, they process the vast majority of all stock transactions in the United States as well as for many other countries.

Satellite images show ethnic cleanout in Iraq -- Satellite images taken at night show heavily Sunni Arab neighborhoods of Baghdad began emptying before a U.S. troop surge in 2007, graphic evidence of ethnic cleansing that preceded a drop in violence, according to a report published on Friday.

Mobile phone use 'raises children's risk of brain cancer fivefold' -- Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today's youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life.

Treasury Seeks Asset-Buying Power Unchecked by Courts -- The Bush administration sought unchecked power from Congress to buy $700 billion in bad mortgage investments from financial companies in what would be an unprecedented government intrusion into the markets.

'Tent cities' of homeless on the rise across the US -- Homeless encampments dubbed "tent cities" are springing up across the US, partly in response to soaring numbers of home repossessions, the credit crunch and rising unemployment, according to a report.

Ammunition to fight cell towers -- People everywhere are waking up to the RF-induced misery from cell towers - then they fight back and win!

How Many People Equal Too Many in America? Life Less Pleasant -- “If present-day trends continue for centuries, the earth will turn into a massive ball of human flesh.”

FYI: War Crimes Conference in Andover, MA to Live Stream On The Net -- Mark your calendars for this weekend SEPT. 13-14! A conference on plans to bring high-level American war criminals to justice will be streamed live from Andover, Mass., September 13-14. For more information, visit the link! Our very own Dave vonKleist will be attending this conference! The URL address to view the conference live or to view it afterwards from the archives is: 

Hurricane tracking website  --  (Be sure to put your cursor over the city you would like to view).
Houston: Forecasted Maximum Sustained Wind Data for the City of Houston by Zip Code
-- excellent website for those of us located in the Houston area!!

PFC LaVena Johnson -- In May of 2005. LaVena was assigned to the 129 Corp Support Battalion and deployed to service a tour in Balad Iraq. On July 19, 2005, eight weeks after being deployed to Iraq, she was mysteriously murdered at the age of 19, eight days shy of her twentieth birthday. She was the first woman soldier and the first Black woman soldier to die while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. To this date, the cause of her death is still being questioned.

The Myth of Posse Comitatus -- The Posse Comitatus Act has traditionally been viewed as a major barrier to the use of U.S. military forces in planning for homeland defense.[1] In fact, many in uniform believe that the act precludes the use of U.S. military assets in domestic security operations in any but the most extraordinary situations. As is often the case, reality bears little resemblance to the myth for homeland defense planners. Through a gradual erosion of the act’s prohibitions over the past 20 years, posse comitatus today is more of a procedural formality than an actual impediment to the use of U.S. military forces in homeland defense. Learn more...

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1 -- Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army! Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks. A Must Read!

700 ND guardsmen headed for Kosovo -- In the largest deployment of its kind since the Vietnam War, some 700 North Dakota Army National Guard solders will be sent late next year to Kosovo to help keep the peace in the Balkans region.

Pakistan army warns US to keep troops out -- The chief of the Pakistani Army says his forces will not tolerate the US incursions and will defend the country's sovereignty at all costs.

Feds reject tolling PA/I-80 - Penn Pike's 9/11 -- This now opens the door for a lease of the PA turnpike! This situation is really going to heat up. Abertis Citigroup has offered 12.8 billion for the pike. Read the whole story...

FORECASTING YOUR WEATHER -- What meteorologists and the media are not telling you.

AP Enterprise: Drugs affect more drinking water -- Testing prompted by an Associated Press story that revealed trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in drinking water supplies has shown that more Americans are affected by the problem than previously thought — at least 46 million.

VIDEO: "The Reflecting Pool" is now available for free to view in its entirety on Video Google -- "On the 7th anniversary of the Tragedy, we've decided to share "The Reflecting Pool" with everyone interested in exploring alternative views on September 11, 2001."

U.S.: Companies That Should Lay Off 10,000 This Year -- Several large companies will almost have to cut employment. Most are industries which are already in trouble. This is the 24/7 Wall St. list of companies that will have to cut jobs, probably over 10,000 in each case, to make ends meet or improve earnings between now and the end of 2008.

UK: 'Tens of thousands to be laid off every week' as UK falls into recession -- Expect "a large increase in unemployment", and warned that a "horrible surprise" could be just around the corner. The gloomy assessment sent shares in London falling, and also weakened sterling yet further against the dollar.

FDA: Infant formula from China tainted by chemical -- FDA officials are urging U.S. consumers to avoid all infant formula from China, after several brands sold in that country came under suspicion of being contaminated with melamine, a chemical used in plastics. Officials said there have been reports from China of babies developing kidney stones as a result. There have been no reports of illnesses in the U.S.

Food Safety's Dirty Little Secret -- Congress is under pressure to take up major food-safety legislation this fall that would offer sweeping proposals for regulatory change. The country's appetite for reform, however, is likely to collide with an uncomfortable reality: The responsibility for food safety, as it works today, lies heavily in private hands.

New Generation of Drug-Producing GM Crops Could Threaten Food Supply and Devastate US Farmers -- A new generation of genetically modified (GM) crops, engineered to produce pharmaceutical or industrial products and ingredients, poses an even more serious threat to health and the environment than older GM crops, the Union of Concerned Scientists has warned.

Natural Remedies and Repellents for Biting and Stinging Insects -- Here you will learn the most common natural remedies & repellants that provide fast relief and healing from insect bites or stings. Read More...

Honey Bees Not Healthy in U. S. or U. K. -- Western honey bees, or European honey bees (Apis mellifera), are still weak, unhealthy and continue to disappear in massive numbers.

US 'in need of rebellion' -- Al Jazeera speaks to Howard Zinn, the author, American historian, social critic and activist, about how the Iraq war damaged attitudes towards the US and why the US "empire" is close to collapse.

Boy suspended for using broken pencil sharpener -- A 10-year-old boy here has been suspended from school for having something most students carry in their supply boxes: a pencil sharpener.

Holliston, MA: No bike helmet? Lose your wheels -- If you're young and ride a bicycle through town without a helmet, you may end up walking back home. Police here are looking for scofflaws and will snatch the pedals from your feet if you've been warned numerous times but still forgo headgear.

Geomagnetic field: when will compass fail? -- The recent trouble with the ISS, caused by simple computer virus capable of stealing logins and passwords for computer games only, was minor compared to possible environmental changes that could make space flights impossible.

Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11? -- Much of America's foreign policy since 9/11 has been based on the assumption that it was attacked by Muslims on that day. This assumption was used, most prominently, to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read More...

An Analysis of New Evidence...Olsen phone calls? -- Could Barbara Olson Have Made Those Calls? An Analysis of New Evidence about Onboard Phones by David Ray Griffin and Rob Balsamo.

Reflections on 9-11 by Cindy Sheehan -- Cindy for Congress sends her deepest condolences to those who lost family member on 9-11 and anyone else on this planet who have lost their jobs, homes, or lives due to George Bush's tragic response to the tragedy of 9-11.

Two-party 'charade' must end, Ron Paul says -- Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas called on voters to back a third-party candidate for president Wednesday, rejecting his party's nominee and offering equally harsh words for the Democratic candidate. Paul will give his seal of approval to four candidates: Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr, independent candidate Ralph Nader and Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.

PBS special on Ron Paul -- Ron Paul and Internet Politics

US-Pakistan relations strained by Bush's unilateralism -- President's admission of autocratic American action in Pakistan jeopardises unified response in 'war on terror'.

Pakistan kills militants; tension with U.S. grows -- Pakistan condemned last weeks U.S. raid and summoned the U.S. ambassador to lodge a protest.

The Shredding of The Bill of Rights in St. Paul -- Our constitutional rights to freedom of speech, freedom to peacefully assemble and petition the government (or the governing political party) for redress of grievances and the freedom of the press were seriously damaged by the police in St. Paul at the Republican National Convention last week. Read More...

Illegal Immigrant Arrested 16 Times then Murders Three -- An illegal immigrant who had been arrested 16 times by seven different local police departments throughout Colorado was allowed to remain in the U.S. long enough to murder two women and a toddler over the weekend.

Latinos flee Oklahoma; new law hits others, too -- Estimates indicate that up to 25,000 Latinos have fled Tulsa County, and an unknown number have left the state since Democratic Gov. Brad Henry signed one of the nation's toughest immigration laws in May 2007. (Mississippi enacted a similar law in July.)

School Shooting Drill Terrifies Unknowing Teachers -- About 50 teachers at a New Jersey school experienced a terrifying moment when a shooting rampage turned out to be a drill, but the teachers didn't know it.

Human waste turned into fuel -- More than 90 per cent of materials flushed down the toilets and sinks of San Antonio will be recycled, he said. Liquid is now used for irrigation, many of the solids are made into compost, and now the methane gas will be recycled for power. After reading this paragraph, we wonder why we have E. coli in they have their justification for needing to irradiate.

16 US troops from one unit commit suicide in Iraq -- Sixteen US troops from the a unit of the Airborne Division have committed suicide inside a military base in Iraq, security sources say.

MAJOR JILL METZGER COVER-UP -- Remember the female Major who was allegedly kidnapped in Kyrgystan?

Iraqi Minister of Environment Appeals To Japanese Government For Assistance In Dealing With DU Contamination -- According to a report carried by The Tokyo Newspaper on Sept. 5, 2008, Ms. Nermeen Osman, Iraqi Minister of Environment visited Japan last week to attend a UNEP meeting in Kyoto, said in an interview : 105 sites have been found contaminated by the DU shells used during the Iraq War of 2003, and she was to visit Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and that of Environment to ask for assistance in decontamination and health measures for residents.

Curcumin Tempers Arsenic Toxicity Through DNA Repair -- Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric is effective against the harmful impact of arsenic according to a recent study reported in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. Arsenic is a poison that can be fatal to humans.

Almond Growers Sue USDA to Halt Mandatory Chemical Fumigation of Raw Almonds -- After having their organic almond businesses devastated by the USDA's bizarre decision requiring mandatory chemical fumigation of almonds, the almond industry is fighting back. Fifteen American almond growers have filed a lawsuit against the USDA in an attempt to repeal the requirements that all almonds grown in California be fumigated or pasteurized. (Virtually all almonds sold in the United States are grown in California.)

The great honey drought -- Winter viruses and the wettest August for years have combined to leave Britain's beehives dry.

Michigan: Lose your house, lose your vote -- “We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.

Gov't officials investigated for sex, gifts -- Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties partied, had sex with and accepted golf and ski outings from employees of energy companies they were dealing with, federal investigators said Wednesday. The alleged transgressions involve 13 former and current Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington.

High fructose corn syrup manufacturers strike back with this website -- Get your High Fructose Corn Syrup Quick Facts on this website.

Fannie & Freddie: Buying friends in D.C. -- The two mortgage giants paid $174 million to lobbyists over the past ten years to ensure the political climate would remain friendly to growing the mortgage business - even as the housing bubble began showing signs of bursting, according to a report by the Center for Responsive Politics, a watchdog group. Freddie Mac spent over $94.8-million on lobbyists since 1998, making it the nation's 12th-largest lobbying client, while Fannie Mae bought $79.5-million of influence, the 20th biggest spender, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Farmers See 'Mark of the Beast' in RFID Livestock Tags -- A group of community farmers, some of them Amish, are challenging rules requiring the tagging of livestock with RFID chips, saying the devices are a "mark of the beast."

YouTube: UPDATED!!! 911 "Coincidences" or Synchronicities? -- After first posting this video on August 24, I received an amazing flood of emails from people referring me to other 9/11 "synchronicities" in the popular culture. I could never include all of them in a YouTube video -- I've just added a couple of what I consider the most compelling. This particular topic will only continue to grow over time.
Related Article: More 9/11 Strangeness - Scorpions & Other Synchronicities -- A Google search of the words - 9/11 coincidences in comics (unquoted) - reveals over 76,000 hits. Read More...

Wall Street’s Fears on Lehman Bros. Batter Markets -- Only days after the Bush administration assumed control of the nation’s two largest mortgage finance companies, Wall Street was gripped by fears that another big financial institution, the investment bank Lehman Brothers, might founder — and that this time, the government might not come to the rescue.

Ron Paul Speech in Sept. 2003: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Subsidies Distort the Housing Market -- Take time to check this out.

Study finds errors in Pa. VA hospital treatments -- PHILADELPHIA - Some 55 prostate cancer patients were given too-low doses of radiation treatment at the local Veterans Affairs hospital in the past 6 1/2 years, and federal investigators want to know why.

Pa. health officials find 4 human West Nile cases -- Health officials have identified four new cases of West Nile virus in humans in southeastern Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: Beyond the government's Waco cover story -- "Rules of Engagement" is a full length film. If you think you know what happened at Waco, you might want to look into it so you won't be surprised the next time something like this happens.

'Zero' to be shown on Russian state television Sept. 11 to 30 Million -- ZERO: An Investigation Into 9/11 will be shown to 30 Million on Russian TV on 9/11.

Polish secret prisons -- Polish intelligence sources have for the first time confirmed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret prison facility on Polish soil. The admission comes after a report found the CIA had operated prisons for terror suspects in Poland and Romania.

Ron Paul to Hold Major Press Conference Wednesday [Third Party Run?] -- Congressman Ron Paul will hold a press conference in the Ball Room at the National Press Club on Wednesday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Paul will announce his intentions for the fall presidential election and will be accompanied by several special guests. This event comes on the heels of Dr. Paul's historic three-day Rally for the Republic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that drew over 12,000 supporters.

Evaluating the Security of Electronic Voting Systems -- Are your votes really counted?

The 10 worst insurance companies in America -- How they raise Premiums, Deny claims, and refuse insurance to those who need it most. (this is in .pdf file format)

The Top 12 Products You Can Replace With Lemons -- Those looking for ways to both save money and improve their health should consider using more lemons. Lemons offer a substitute for so many products that a person can save hundreds of dollars per year just by switching. Using lemons allows one to avoid dozens of toxic chemicals and to reduce the amount of plastic in landfills and water supplies. Lemons also provide an alternative to many "antibacterial" products that contribute to breeding "super" bugs.

Scientists warn of fatal superbug 'epidemic' -- AUSTRALIA is facing an epidemic of a drug-resistant superbug that attacks healthy teenagers and can be fatal, leading scientists have warned. A summit of 350 international microbiologists will converge on Cairns today to discuss the global health threat posed by resistant staphylococcal infections — also known as MRSA superbugs.

Chemtrail Alert System Map -- Check it out.

Kids Pricked for Profit: The Financial Ties of Vaccine Promoters to Big Pharma -- In a shocking article from a mainstream media source, CBS News, it is reported that some of the biggest vaccine promoters and defenders have very strong financial ties to the vaccine industry, to put it mildly. Just who is involved? According to CBS News Investigative Correspondent, Sharyl Attkisson, three of the "players" include the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Every Child By Two (a group whose main agenda is to promote vaccination), and a pediatrician named Dr. Paul Offit.

Mandatory microchips for pet adoption -- In HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., starting Monday, every dog and cat adopted from the largest animal shelter on Long Island will come with a microchip embedded in its skin. It's a quick procedure that can help reunite families with their lost pets.

More cameras on buses in Philly courtesy of DHS -- Using homeland security money, SEPTA last fall began installing cameras on Broad Street subway trains and some buses. The images are downloaded at SEPTA depots at the end of each run, but SEPTA assistant GM Pat Nowakowski (above) says that SEPTA police officers using laptops can wirelessly monitor the cameras in real time.

GM crops 'the only way to feed world' says agri expert -- FOOD producers will have little choice but to use genetically modified crops to feed the growing population, according to US agribusiness specialist John Baize.

Giant pyramid capable of housing one million people to be built in Dubai -- Timlinks, which develops environmentally safe projects, has recently published several stunning images of a giant pyramid titled Ziggurat. The company also posted the information regarding the plans to officially open the pyramid during the Cityscape Dubai exhibition which is slated to take place on October 6-9 this year. The giant pyramid will be built on 2.3 square kilometers of land and will be capable of housing up to one million people.

Tyranny on Display at the Republican Convention -- One protester told me by phone, “people have been pepper-gassed, thrown on the ground by police who had drawn their weapons, had their documents seized and their tattoos photographed before being taken away to jail.”

Under New Policy Students Subject To Breathalyzer Test -- MILFORD, Conn. (AP) ― Milford's school board has adopted a new policy that students are subject to breath testing for alcohol at school functions. Under the policy, students entering a public school-sponsored dance will have to take a Breathalyzer test. The policy has been adopted as an effort to cut down on teen drinking.

RoboCops: Professional Policing of Political Protest -- In early September, hundreds of protesters in St. Paul were arrested outside the Republican National Convention by helmeted police officers wearing black uniforms and full body armor reminiscent of scenes from the 1987 movie, RoboCop featuring: "Part man. Part machine. All Cop. The future of law enforcement."

Shocking Menace of Satellite Surveillance -- Along with mind-reading, one of the most bizarre uses of a satellite is to physically assault someone. An electronic satellite beam--using far less energy than needed to blast nuclear missiles in flight--can “slap” or bludgeon someone on earth. Read More...

French cabinet row over 'Big Sister' database -- An embarrassing row has erupted within the French cabinet over a controversial "Big Sister" database in which the intelligence services will store details on millions of citizens, including their health, social life or sexual orientation.

VIDEO: The Secret Government - 1987 -- Bush Sr and his Handiwork - Iran/Contra. The US sold missiles to Iran, bought guns with the profits and then sent the guns to Central America to support to support a terror war against peasants in the countryside there.

Worst storm in 48 years batters Caribbean islands -- Hurricane Ike was closing in on Cuba last night after damaging 80% of homes on the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos, causing fresh misery for a region battered by tropical storms.

CURFEW: Helena, Arkansas curfew pits mayor vs. ACLU -- Small Arkansas town divided over whether safety trumps Constitution. "We are asking parents to spend time with their children during curfew hours," Mayor Valley says as he looks toward the camera.

Group’s tests of bisphenol A conflict with FDA’s findings that it’s harmless -- A chemical commonly found in baby bottles and the linings of aluminum cans “is of some concern,” according to a report released Wednesday by a federal advisory program. The report found some concern that the chemical could affect development of the prostate gland and brain, and for behavioral effects on fetuses, infants and children.

New cervical cancer test beats pap smear -- A new way to test for cervical cancer is more accurate than a pap smear and identified more dangerous lesions, an Italian study showed on Tuesday.

Flu: It's coming! It's coming! CDC chief states flu pandemic is coming -- Ready or not, a flu pandemic is coming, says Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Flu Vaccinations Aimed At Kids -- Lots of youngsters on your street? Watch out: Flu may strike your community sooner and harder than it hits the hip singles neighborhood down the road. Flu-shot season begins this month, and for the first time vaccination is being pushed for virtually all children — not just those under 5.

Russia confirms sending warships to the Atlantic, Caribbean -- A Russian naval task force from the Northern Fleet will go on a tour of duty in the Atlantic Ocean and participate in joint naval drills with the Venezuelan navy in November, a Navy spokesman said on Monday.

Iran announces war games plans -- Iran's armed forces will begin three days of war games on Monday involving anti-aircraft defense systems, Iranian media said on Sunday.

Cops strip-search 'loitering' pro-lifers -- "The truth of the matter is that our clients were heckled, arrested, imprisoned, shackled, and strip-searched twice for exercising their First Amendment rights," said attorney Daniel Cox, who is allied with the Alliance Defense Fund is serving as local counsel. "No excuse exists for how our young clients were treated." The pro-life protesters subjected to the treatment now have brought a legal action against the officers and town for violating their Constitutional rights.

How Officers Trick People Into Giving Up their Miranda Rights -- Police discovered that giving the Miranda warnings had very little impact on suspects’ behavior. Instead of remaining silent or asking for a lawyer, most suspects whom the police arrested went right ahead and answered questions, completely ignoring the warnings.

Chattanooga: Science flows ahead of cure -- Take a look at Chattanooga's wastewater treatment plant with director Jerry Stewart, and see what is discharged back into the Tennessee River. The science of detecting drugs in water is so new that there aren’t yet reliable procedures to monitor their levels regularly, let alone filter them out, Mr. Watson said. “This is what we would refer to as an emerging issue,” he said. “The EPA has no protocol, no monitoring requirements, nor does it have a set of treatment standards to address pharmaceuticals in water. There aren’t even any quality control procedures available to do the testing.” Read More...

Vermont towns face possible cuts in road funds -- Funding for local roads in Vermont could take a direct hit next year if state officials go through with a plan to trim state aid to town highway programs. Struggling transportation revenues are cited for the uncertainty.

U.S. drones kill 23 in missile attack in Pakistan -- Missiles fired by U.S. drones killed 23 people, mostly relatives of a Taliban commander close to Osama bin Laden, in a region of Pakistan near the Afghan border on Monday, witnesses and intelligence officials said.

YouTube - Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early -- Comedy - Mock News Story but worth watching: Embarrassed Diebold officials apologized after one of their electronic voting machines prematurely revealed the winner of our upcoming sham election.

Mexico Undergoes Legal Revolution -- Mexico is in the midst of a legal revolution, and Cristal Gonzalez is on the front lines. The U.S.-trained lawyer is one of a growing number of Mexican attorneys putting judges, lawyers, investigators and clerks through crash courses in justice, now that Mexico has amended its constitution to throw out its inept and corrupt legal system.

Schwarzenegger could soon face recall -- As if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't have enough troubles with the state's $17.2 billion budget mess, now comes word that there may be a move afoot to recall him.

The US Has 761 Military Bases Across the Planet, and We Simply Never Talk About It -- The fact is: We garrison the planet north to south, east to west, and even on the seven seas, thanks to our various fleets and our massive aircraft carriers which, with 5,000-6,000 personnel aboard -- that is, the population of an American town -- are functionally floating bases.

Scientists receive death threats over 'end-of-world' experiment -- The scientists behind the world's biggest ever scientific experiment have received death threats from critics who claim it could cause the end of the world. Read More...

Protesters paralyze Bolivian highways, airport -- Protesters stormed a small airport Friday and blocked major highways across eastern Bolivia in a standoff over central government reforms designed to empower Bolivia's indigenous majority.

The Cause of Bacteria in Lettuce and Spinach -- The reason for the occurrence of the bacteria is that the bacteria have a supportive environment in which to develop. The moisture content, the possible temperature variation and the use of packaging contribute to the development and growth of the bacteria. Food scientists claim that adhering to best practices in manufacturing and storage will help limit the growth of bacteria. These practices include good manufacturing processes and sanitation, effective control of temperature while storing and distributing products, and limiting the shelf-life expectancy of the products.

The Continuity in Government Project -- The political infrastructure for martial law in the U.S. is already in place. Apparently unsure that the USAPATRIOT Act(s) and the Military Commissions Act weren’t strong enough, on May 9, 2007, Bush issued a document doubly titled “National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51″ and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.” This document supposedly outlines the federal government’s plan for maintaining continuity in the face of a “catastrophic emergency.”

YouTube: Ron Paul Rally For The Republic 09/02/2008 -- Adam Kokesh once again stirs up the patriots with his words at Ron Paul's Rally For The Republic.

MSNBC Drops Keith Olbermann And Chris Matthews From Anchor Chair During Election Coverage -- After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Matthews will remain as analysts during the coverage.

Government takes control of Fannie, Freddie -- The Bush administration’s seizure of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is potentially a $200 billion bet that it will help reverse a prolonged housing and credit crisis.

Thousands rally at Ron Paul convention -- While Republicans pow-wowed in St. Paul, supporters of Ron Paul threw their own party in neighboring Minneapolis.
"Freedom brings people together," Paul said before a sold-out crowd at Tuesday's Rally for the Republic.

Secret Service confiscates books & buttons from Ron Paul delegates -- As the Ron Paul Delegates were taking a picture in front of the model White House inside the Convention Center, they were surrounded by Secret Service which proceeded to search the bags of all the delegates. They took any and everything related to Ron Paul including signs, buttons, videos, slim jims, cards, even books.

The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind -- There is another Mrs McCain who casts a ghostly shadow over the Senator’s presidential campaign. She is seldom seen and rarely written about, despite being mother to McCain’s three eldest children. Read More...

Activist claims unmarked police vans abducted protesters -- A half-dozen representatives of the so-called Republican National Convention Welcoming Committee met with the media in a St. Paul, MN press conference on Thursday to condemn the widescale police raids and arrests that have targeted protesters in that city this week.

US military trained Georgian commandos -- The US military provided combat training to 80 Georgian special forces commandos only months prior to Georgia’s army assault in South Ossetia in August.

The 65 mpg Ford the U.S. Can't Have -- Ford's Fiesta ECOnetic gets an astonishing 65 mpg, but the carmaker can't afford to sell it in the U.S. - Every Political Leader On Every issue -- Just click on a state for a list of Governors, House of Representative members, or Senators and their challengers.

Britain: Be ready for the week from hell...Rain-battered Britain put on seven-day flood alert -- Saturated Britain faces a week on flood alert after downpours caused death and devastation.

The Cancer and Disease Fighting Plants of the Rainforest -- Database of the many plants and herbs used by indigenous peoples of the Brazilian and South American rain forests and it has information about historical uses, modern studies, plant compounds, side effects and more for each plant, as well as beautiful photos of each and every plant.

Shocking trend: U.S. courts citing Wikipedia -- The online "free encyclopedia," written and edited by its users, has been considered an unreliable source by teachers, authors, editors, patent examiners, librarians and researchers. But now a judge has based part of his ruling on a Wikipedia entry, Bender's Immigration Bulletin reported.

Chemical in Plastic Is Connected to Health Problems in Monkeys -- Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have linked a chemical found in everyday plastics to problems with brain function and mood disorders in monkeys -- the first time the chemical has been connected to health problems in primates.

Monsanto Successfully Intimidates Missouri Farmers for 'Crime' of Seed Saving -- Monsanto Co. continued a string of victories over farmers it claimed saved seeds from the biotech giant to use in subsequent growing seasons -- a practice Monsanto has vigorously tried to squelch.

Solar and Wind Power Held Hostage – Again -- Congress has repeatedly failed to extend the tax credits for renewable energy, which expire at the end of this year. The gridlock is discouraging investment in renewables and jeopardizing major solar and wind projects throughout the country.

CBP installs RFID readers on border -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin installing Radio Frequency Identification readers next week at the U.S. Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., as part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, officials said.

I was a government guinea pig, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt -- What will the US government owe the hundreds of thousands of Americans it will swab, prick, track and trace over the next 21 years, in the largest children's health study ever? So far, the answer from the National Children's Study is "not much".

Mexico drug plane used for US 'rendition' flights says report -- A private jet that crash-landed almost one year ago in eastern Mexico carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine had previously been used for CIA "rendition" flights, a newspaper report said here Thursday, citing documents from the United States and the European Parliament.

Cuba declines U.S. disaster team after Gustav -- Cuba politely declined a U.S. offer to send a disaster assessment team to the island after Hurricane Gustav, saying Saturday it would rather Washington suspend restrictions on travel and the sale of food and other materials it needs to recover.

Fiscal Stupidity, Unintelligence in Federal Intelligence Agencies -- The Bush administration has found yet another way to waste taxpayer money while providing huge sums to private contractors. According to a survey of activities in 2007 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, about a third of the federal professional intelligence workforce now consists of contractors, mostly in the Washington, DC area.

Russia to create electromagnetic super weapon -- It transpired recently that Russian scientists developed a generator, the capacity of which is comparable to that of a nuclear unit. It is a genuine scientific breakthrough, and it is already clear that the defense industry will not be the only field where the new super device is going to be used.

The Basics on the Foodfight Over Irradiation -- How can I tell if a product has been irradiated? The FDA requires that irradiated foods bear a distinctive, circular "radura" symbol and the statement: "Treated with radiation."

Poison In Your Stomach: Genetically Modified Brinjal (Egg Plants or Aubergines) -- After experimenting with rats, goats, sheep and cows, it is now the turn of Indian people. In a few months from now, if the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) of India has its way, the first genetically modified food crop – Bt Brinjal – will be on your table.

Southern California meteorologist reports on chemtrails -- Chemtrail Alert System

GeoEye launches high-resolution satellite -- GeoEye Inc. said it successfully launched into space on Saturday its new GeoEye-1 satellite, which will provide the U.S. government, Google Earth users and others the highest-resolution commercial color satellite imagery on the market.

Key 9/11 eye witness "commits suicide" -- The Daily News reported yesterday that Kenny Johannemann - a key witness in the WTC 9/11 bombings - recently committed suicide. Such sad news!!!

More war!!!! More $$$$$ -- U.S. says its arms exports boomed this year!

Check out this radar of the path of Hanna -- The Path of Hanna!

VIDEO: Great report on Ron Paul's convention! -- Ron Paul is still hugely popular with grassroots supporters.

Emergent BioSolutions wins $24.3M to fight anthrax -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has won a contract worth $24.3 million from the Department of Health and Human Services to research an experimental drug to fight anthrax. Rockville-based Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE:EBS), already has Federal Drug Administration-approved vaccine that prevents anthrax infection called BioThrax. The bulk of the money, $20 million, would be used to complete the first phase of human testing for the antibody-based drug, which is designed to treat people who have already been exposed to anthrax.

Protesters charged as terrorists under Minnesota Patriot Act -- Prosecutors in Ramsey County, Minn., have formally charged eight alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee -- one of the groups organizing protests at the GOP convention in St. Paul -- with terrorism-related charges.
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* Bush To Criminalize Protesters Under Patriot Act As Disruptors -- So..."What are the rules of engagement for "disruptors?"
* Ramsey County Charges RNC 8 Under State Patriot Act -- In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism.

U.S. Food and Water Supply Poisoned by Perchlorate -- According to a report by the Organic Consumers Association, a toxic chemical that is a byproduct of rocket fuel is rapidly poisoning the food and water supply in the United States. Known as perchlorate, this chemical has been found in 93% of the nation's milk and lettuce supply in a recent FDA study.

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine Calls for Storm Preparation -- Governor Kaine on Thursday declared a state of emergency, which authorizes state agencies to identify and preposition resources for quick response wherever they are needed in Virginia.

Merck suspends lobbying for HPV vaccine -- Merck & Co. is immediately suspending its lobbying campaign to persuade state legislatures to mandate that adolescent girls get the company's new vaccine against cervical cancer as a requirement for school attendance, the company said late Tuesday.

Child vaccination rates hit record levels -- U.S. toddlers got the recommended vaccinations against childhood diseases at record levels in 2007, federal health officials said on Thursday, as they urged parents to continue to trust vaccine safety.

FEMA to cover hotel costs for some Gustav evacuees -- Victims of Hurricane Gustav who can't return to their homes over the next month because of storm damage or power outages can have their hotel costs covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials said Thursday.

Troopers with Taser forced to kill emu on Pennsylvania turnpike -- State police say they had to use a Taser on an emu, which died, because the flightless bird presented a danger on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Amy Goodman: Why We Were Falsely Arrested -- Government crackdowns on journalists are a true threat to democracy.

Northrop in electric blaster cannon milestone -- Company blaster cannon execs believe that the first tests at combat power - 100 kilowatts - will take place as planned by the end of this year.

Australian is arrested for .....Burping? -- BURPING in the police station has landed a Tully man in hot water. A 19 year old was charged with being a public nuisance on Monday, minutes after he allegedly burped in the face of an administrative assistant at the front counter.

How RFID Tags Could Be Used to Track Unsuspecting People -- If you live in a state bordering Canada or Mexico, you may soon be given an opportunity to carry a very high tech item: a remotely readable driver’s license. Designed to identify U.S. citizens as they approach the nation’s borders, the cards are being promoted by the Department of Homeland Security as a way to save time and simplify border crossings.

Spy satellites could analyse shadows from space to help identify terrorists -- Spy satellites could soon be able to identify a person from space, by analysing the way their shadow moves.

Freak hailstorm turns part of tropical Kenya white -- A huge hailstorm turned parts of central Kenya white, thrilling residents most of whom had never experienced such conditions, officials said on Wednesday.

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Consumption -- Read ways to Reduce Plastic in Landfills!

Hold the Spinach, Hold the Lettuce - the FDA Wants to Nuke Our Veggies -- The FDA has just announced that food producers may now start zapping lettuce and spinach with just enough ionizing radiation to kill E. coli.

Some Stupid news: The IRS lacks secure Web servers -- Unauthorized and insecure Web servers connect to the Internal Revenue Service’s network, which puts the agency’s computers and entire network at risk of unauthorized access to taxpayer and personally identifiable information, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in a recent report.

September Surprise -- Get ready for it…by Justin Raimondo.

Katrina Redux -- Some interesting comments on military & blackwater in this article.

VIDEO: Kohl's Department Store -- Be sure to listen carefully to the words - "It's time for a Love Revolution - it's time for a new Constitution" ( A BIG thank you to Sheryl from Ohio)

VIDEO: Sarah Palin's speech before the GOP Convention -- Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) at the Republican National Convention. Now Under Severe, Routine Attack -- "We are being regularly hacked and taken down by the dark side. We cannot trace the exact point of origin but these are highest level ops...of that there is no question."

Is Hanna More Weather Control? -- Check out the article. Could all of these be indicators of a sophisticated attempt to steer, strengthen or weaken the storm?

Hurricane Hanna: Evacuating Charleston, South Carolina -- What to Do in the Event of a Mandatory Evacuation of Charleston.

Savannah May Face Evacuation Ahead Of Hanna -- Hurricane Hanna is estimated to hit the South Carolina-Georgia border area Friday, with the eye of the storm passing over Savannah.

Vytorin Linked to Cancer; Prominent Medical Journal Reverses Stance -- In an unprecedented change of posture, the New England Journal of Medicine has reversed itself on the issue of whether Vytorin causes cancer. In the initial release of data back in July, NEJM stood by Merck and Schering-Plough, who hired an Oxford consultant to rule that a 50% statistically significant increased risk of cancer was by chance.

Huge Ice Shelf Breaks Loose in Canada -- A chunk of ice shelf nearly the size of Manhattan has broken away from Ellesmere Island in Canada's northern Arctic, another dramatic indication of how warmer temperatures are changing the polar frontier, scientists said Wednesday.

Clones' Offspring May Be In Food Supply says FDA -- Food and milk from the offspring of cloned animals may have entered the U.S. food supply, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, but it would be impossible to know because there is no difference between cloned and conventional products.

U.S. confirms incursion into Pakistan -- American forces conducted a raid inside Pakistan on Wednesday, a senior U.S. military official said, in the first known foreign ground assault against a suspected Taliban haven. Pakistan's government condemned the action, saying it killed at least 15 people.

Over 300 arrested at RNC -- Two days into the Republican National Convention (RNC), more than 300 people have been arrested, including at least 120 people for felonies -- mostly the notoriously vague charge, 'conspiracy to riot.'

Ron Paul holds counter-convention -- His 'Rally for the Republic' draws as many as 12,000 disillusioned Republicans and independents, organizers say.

Locust Grove E. coli Outbreak Largest Of It's Kind -- (TULSA, Okla.) September 3 - More than 200 people are now confirmed sick with the E. coli infection. Right now investigators are still trying to figure out the exact source of the outbreak. It is now considered the largest outbreak of the particular strain in U.S. history. And the big question on everyone's mind is where did this come from?

Pre-packed salad 'will lead to increased food poisoning'-- The increasing popularity of supermarket sold pre-packed salad could lead to a rise in food poisoning, scientists warned today.

Canadians searching for '9/11 truth' -- About 10 members of the so-called Vancouver 9/11 Truth Society rolled into Winnipeg yesterday on a small bus while en route from the West Coast to Ottawa to try to push Canadian authorities to launch a new, independent probe of the World Trade Center catastrophe.

Deputies taser mentally ill inmate twice in court -- Broward County deputies shocked a mentally ill inmate with Tasers in court after the man asked deputies for a few minutes to catch his breath before he was led from the courtroom.

California Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Farmers Against Monsanto Lawsuits -- EXTRACT: Currently, farmers with crops that become contaminated by patented seeds or pollen have been the target of harassing lawsuits brought by biotech patent holders, particularly Monsanto. - California Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Farmers Against Monsanto Lawsuits. First State Bill Regarding Genetically Engineered Crops Awaits Governor's Signature.

Sudden death after arrest may be new syndrome -- Young men who die suddenly after being arrested by the police may be victims of a new syndrome similar to one that kills some wild animals when they are captured, Spanish researchers said on Tuesday.

$1 million 'smart' surveillance system to deter crime -- In all, the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved more than $2 million for police surveillance in Pennsylvania. Besides the county money, the funding bill includes $250,000 to put 53 cameras in Pittsburgh, and similar projects for cameras in Allentown, Williamsport and York.

Bell Labs exits chip research -- Bell Labs confirmed Friday (Aug. 29) that it is exiting the chip researcher business. For the last six years, since Bell Labs spun off its semiconductor business, its material sciences and device physics research group has been in decline. The only remnant left is a small group studying quantum computation, high-speed electronics and nanotechnology.

RFID security flaws are found in FasTrak -- An East Bay computer security expert is revealing vulnerabilities within the FasTrak program. He says flaws with its technology mean easy access for hackers. The security flaws can be found inside the transponders themselves, which means the hundreds of thousands who use them are potentially at risk.

Update: Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC -- Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar have all been released from police custody in St. Paul following their illegal arrest by Minneapolis Police on Monday afternoon.

County officials warn Virginia Tech students not to register to vote or face the consequences -- “The Code of Virginia states that a student must declare a legal residence in order to register. A legal residence can be either a student’s permanent address from home or their current college residence. By making Montgomery County your permanent residence, you have declared your independence from your parents and can no longer be claimed as a dependent on their income tax filings — check with your tax professional. If you have a scholarship attached to your former residence, you could lose this funding. And, if you change
your registration to Montgomery County, Virginia Code requires you to change your driver’s license and car registration to your present address within 30 days.”  Read More...

19-square-mile ice sheet breaks loose in Canada -- A chunk of ice shelf nearly the size of Manhattan has broken away from Ellesmere Island in Canada's northern Arctic, another dramatic indication of how warmer temperatures are changing the polar frontier, scientists said Wednesday

Google maps-things you aren't allowed to see -- Scroll down a bit on this page to see the 51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps.

Homeland seizures border on fascism -- A growing number of international travelers have complained about missing laptops, cell phones and other digital devices that wound up being confiscated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, under U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read More...

EU attempting to destroy Habeas Corpus -- British citizens could be convicted in their absence by foreign courts for traffic, credit card or other criminal offences under plans approved in principle by the European Parliament.

Evacuation of Georgia coast could begin Wednesday -- Voluntary evacuations of Georgia’s barrier islands and low-lying coastal areas could start as early as Wednesday, with Tropical Storm Hanna gathering force over the Bahamas.

Ron Paul Supporters Rally in Minneapolis -- Numerous supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul attended an alternative convention in Minneapolis Tuesday. The "Rally for the Republic" was held to show support for Paul, who has been essentially shut out of his own party's convention in St. Paul.

U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK -- The Outstanding Public Debt as of 04 Sep 2008 at 10:52:20 AM GMT is: 9,670,784,644,592.79.

Stanford's "autonomous" helicopters teach themselves to fly -- Stanford computer scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that enables robotic helicopters to teach themselves to fly difficult stunts by watching other helicopters perform the same maneuvers.

US monitors new storms after Gustav hits Gulf coast -- US officials were keeping a close eye Tuesday on three tropical storms posing potential threats after deadly Hurricane Gustav battered the US Gulf Coast.

Louisiana: Power out and thousands turned back at checkpoints -- While this city licked its wounds and its leaders spent the day figuring out how to return life to normal as quickly as possible, many of Louisiana's other communities remain in the dark. Literally. Across the state, more than 1 million people were without electricity, which meant gas stations were unable to pump fuel, ATMs could not dispense money and restaurants could not open to feed people still unable to return home. Communication was made difficult by spotty cellular and Internet service.

Another Alternative Energy Inventor Killed? By Benjamin Fulford -- A man by the name of Stefan Nystrom invented a way to generate energy from ocean waves that he claims would cost 5% of what coal energy does. This article is a tribute to a man who has probably been killed by mercenaries hired by the oil industry, and make sure that prototypes are developed.

Evacuees kept at bay by checkpoints in New Orleans -- The road back home for the estimated 2 million Hurricane Gustav evacuees was slow going, as those trying to filter into the coast were greeted by police checkpoints and U.S. National Guardsmen who told them it was still too dangerous to return.

VIDEO: Mythbusters Gagged: Credit Card Companies Kill Episode Exposing RFID Security Flaws -- Credit card companies successfully nixed a Mythbusters segment exposing RFID's security flaws, according to Arbiter of Truth and Mythbusters co-host, Adam Savage. Despite increasingly widespread use in passports and credit cards, radio-frequency identification is notoriously insecure. Hackers have successfully hijacked RFID-enabled credit cards from almost 70-feet away. Read More...

VIDEO: Brasscheck TV: The Great Amnesia -- How we became slaves to oil.

Is the End of Unlimited Internet Near? -- Comcast, Frontier and Time Warner Cable Are Moving Toward Imposing Internet Usage Caps.

Minnesota Monster Mash: Police-State Zombies in a Dead Republic -- Glenn Greenwald tells a harrowing tale of police-state tactics in Minneapolis, with armed security forces conducting Baghdad-like raids on the houses of activists, terrorizing many and arresting some for thought crimes -- such as "planning to cause a riot" -- and other bogus charges.

Gonzales won't face charges for mishandling info -- The Justice Department refused to prosecute former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for improperly — and possibly illegally — storing in his office and home classified information about two of the Bush administration's most sensitive counterterrorism efforts.

Putin vows 'an answer' to NATO ships near Georgia -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will respond calmly to an increase in NATO ships in the Black Sea in the aftermath of the short war with Georgia, but promised that "there will be an answer."

Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines -- The bottom line: the rate of deaths in Florida caused by prescription drugs is over three times as high as the rate of deaths caused by all illicit drugs combined.

Columbia University Has No Right to My Land -- In the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the government is permitted to take private property only for "public use." Now Columbia university wants land owned by a family for almost 30 years. Another example of eminent domain abuse!

Real ID Laws Are a National Catastrophe -- Pennsylvania is poised to join 11 other states that have passed laws rejecting the federal Real ID Act. Many more have objected to it.

Federal Court Rules Against Bush Administration’s Subversion of California’s Medical Marijuana Laws -- For the first time, a court has recognized that a concerted effort by the federal government to sabotage state medical marijuana laws violates the U.S. Constitution. While California’s landmark 1996 medical marijuana law has mostly been upheld by the state’s courts, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s unfavorable ruling in 2005 it appeared the sun may have been setting on medical marijuana reform in the federal courts.

Coca-Cola buys Chinese juice maker for $2.5 billion -- Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) will pay $2.5 billion for Chinese juice maker Huiyuan (1886.HK), triple its value, strengthening the world's leading drinks maker's hold on a booming market in the biggest foreign takeover in China.

Citrus Crops in U.S. Under Siege From Unknown Bacterium -- Citrus greening is blazing through the Florida citrus groves like wildfire. Scientists don't know how long it will take to find a treatment or cure for this contagious bacterial disease. One scenario projects that within nine to ten years, all the citrus trees currently in the ground will be dead.

Court bars meatpacker tests for mad cow -- The Agriculture Department is within bounds to bar meatpackers from testing slaughter cattle for mad cow disease, a U.S. Court of Appeals panel said in a 2-1 ruling on Friday.

U.S. Navy backs off deployment in tense Georgian port -- The United States scuttled its plan to sail humanitarian aid into Georgia's main seaport Wednesday as Russia denounced the deployment and sent a naval task force into the waters off nearby Abkhazia.

Alarm as nurse and dog are treated for bovine TB -- A veterinary nurse and her dog have contracted bovine TB, raising fears that the high level of disease in some parts of the country could spread to more humans and pets.

Mekong birds duck away from avian flu -- The Government is urging farmers to switch from raising free-range ducks, offering them incentives to incorporate bio-safety measures to help prevent another H5N1epidemic. Thien Ly reports.

Suspected U.S. troops kill 20 in Pakistan attack -- Suspected U.S. commandos from Afghanistan killed 20 people, including women and children, in a pre-dawn raid inside Pakistan, officials said, an attack branded as an assault on the nation's sovereignty.

Secondhand shops now often are first choice -- Many consumers are making money by raiding their closets to sell clothes on consignment, creating deals for strapped shoppers.

Iranian Trump Card. Russia Can Take Control of Persian Gulf -- The recognition of South Ossetia's and Abkhazia's independence by Russia is a timely step to protect these republics from new Georgian aggression. However, taking into account the United States' plans to expedite Georgia's and Ukraine's accession to the NATO military-political bloc, the situation near the Russian border remains alarming. Read More...

The Old Farmer's Almanac: bitter cold and lots of snow on the way for 08-09 -- Be sure to check out this cool website.

Police raid activist hub in Berkeley -- UC Berkeley campus police, FBI agents, and an Alameda County sheriff raided the Long Haul Infoshop Wednesday morning (Aug. 27) with guns drawn, seizing all computers and other gear.

New Orleans largely spared Gustav's wrath -- About 1 million lose electricity as storm devastates parts of Cajun country!

Millimeter wave scan machine at Denver Airport -- "I snapped this photo of a passive millimeter wave scan machine set up in the main entrance hall at Denver International Airport on Friday evening." The machine was swiveling back and forth, searching people who didn't even know they were being scanned. I'm sure some of the people scanned weren't passengers; they were simply coming to pick up or drop off friends and relatives.

Mythbusters Gagged: Credit Card Companies Kill Episode Exposing RFID Security Flaws -- Credit card companies successfully nixed a Mythbusters segment exposing RFID's security flaws, according to Arbiter of Truth and Mythbusters co-host, Adam Savage.

Observations on Weather Wars and Weapons -- Some some interesting comments. Type Gustav & weather modification into a search engine & watch what comes up...

ID Bracelets for People Who Need Assistance Leaving Storm Areas -- Once there, they register with city fire and rescue personnel, who give them a yellow identification bracelet. The bracelet is stamped with the state seal, a barcode and a toll-free phone number. The barcode is linked to a database maintained by the Texas Army National Guard. It’s the same system the guard used to track personnel coming and going from Iraq, said Lt. Sheila Tidrick. Guard troops scan the bracelets as evacuees board busses headed north. They’ll be scanned again when evacuees reach shelters. If evacuees are separated from their
families, they can call the phone number to find them.

Cuba digs out after Gustav's winds hit 212 mph -- Homes destroyed and flooded, but no deaths; hurricane set wind record.

Even Blackwater Preped for Hurricane Gustav -- New Orleans is being evacuated once again, as Hurricane Gustav lumbers toward the Gulf Coast. Everyone from the U.S. military to the British Royal Navy to Blackwater geared up to respond.

Just say NO to "" -- Just another one of thoses money raisers that never find a cure!

Amy Goodman and producers arrested at RNC -- Goodman has been charged with "obstruction" and released. Her producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, have also been released with pending felony riot charges.

Police raid headquarters of RNC protesters -- Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday.

More on police raids in Minnesota -- "Crackdown begins Food Not Bombs house among those raided Saturday"-this is an incredible story and check out the comments!!! Also look at the stories listed to the right of the article such as "warrant at food not bombs sought bombs, feces & razor wire".

Guns Drawn, Cops Bust in on Citizens Who Plan to Protest RNC -- The police where looking for Molotov cocktails, found young adults watching a movie.

Cops threaten to shoot organic consumer association's Alexis Mayer -- "Today, for the first time in my life, I had guns pointed at me. One of the police officers told me over a loud-speaker: "Get out of the line of fire or we will shoot!" I can't believe the cops said they'd shoot me! In Minneapolis!"

Children tested in Belgium after radioactive leak -- Hundreds of Belgian children underwent thyroid gland tests on their first day back at school after a radioactive leak in the vicinity of Charleroi city a week ago, the government said Monday.

Flu Shot "Totally Worthless" at Reducing Death Rate in Elderly -- "Giving flu shots to the elderly results in ZERO reduction in their risk of death. In reality, it doesn't even prevent them from catching the flu. Even worse, it makes their immune systems MORE vulnerable to future infections..."

Beijing Controls Tibetans Using Skynet Electronic Surveillance -- Skynet is now operational in Tibet. Beijing installed cameras in every district to monitor Tibetans. Currently, Tibetans must obtain passes from the government to enter cities.

Sudden death syndrome pops up in Iowa -- Sudden death syndrome (SDS) has infected Iowa soybean fields and is quickly robbing producers of profit potential, according to a report from the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA).

Bloodroot, Chinese Medicine, and the FDA - Keeping the Public Medically Ignorant -- Mention the word "cancer" on an internet site that sells herbs now days and you are suddenly Public Enemy Number One! I received a warning letter from the FDA basically saying, "If you do not change your wording and making of any claims or publishing testimony of anyone cured of cancer by herbs or anything else that is not an FDA approved drug then we will legally raid your property, take all we want to confiscate and arrest you". I was one of the "lucky 25" that received a warning letter last month.

DNA breakthrough can identify an individual in a public place -- A type of DNA analysis that could vastly increase the power of genetic fingerprinting has been developed by US scientists.

Stupid news alert...New Orleans flood walls stuffed with newspaper? -- Witness says two years ago, he saw the contractor filling the expansion joint or opening between the floodwalls with newspaper.

Legal bid to stop CERN atom smasher from 'destroying the world' -- The world's biggest and most expensive scientific experiment has been hit by a last minute legal challenge, amid claims that the research could bring about the end of the world.

H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance At 100% in Honduras and Guatemala? -- Recent deaths in Nicaragua were linked to H1N1 infections. The comments expressed concerns that influenza from Honduras was spreading into Nicaragua.

Dutch intel: US to strike Iran in coming weeks -- The Dutch intelligence service, the AIVD, has called off an operation aimed at infiltrating and sabotaging Iran's weapons industry due to an assessment that a US attack on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program is imminent, according to a report in the country's De Telegraaf newspaper on Friday.



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