Archive for October, 2010 : When We Decide to KnowOctober 31st, 2010
What will it take to get enough people to decide to know that our war in Afghanistan is futile? A photo might make the difference. But how many photographers and soldiers have to be used up until that day arrives?
Military Wants To Scan Communications To Find Internal ThreatsOctober 31st, 2010
A Pentagon research arm is asking scientists to create a way to scan billions of e-mails to identify suspects in advance so that crimes can be stopped before they are committed.
US Deal Brings Russia to AfghanistanOctober 31st, 2010
Cold War enemies, the US and Russia, have expanded their cooperation in Afghanistan in a bid to pursue their own interests there, a report says.
Expect More Aggressive Airport SecurityOctober 31st, 2010
The Department of Homeland Security says travelers can expect increased security, which means longer lines. Sea-Tac Airport has already been impacted by renovations to some security lines.
New York Judge Rules 6-year-old Can Be SuedOctober 31st, 2010
A girl can be sued over accusations she ran over an elderly woman with her training bicycle when she was 4 years old, a New York Supreme Court justice has ruled.
US Debt: A Recipe for Economic Disaster?October 31st, 2010
The foundation of the US dollar is already under threat. If it collapses, it will take other economies and currencies down with it.
The World’s Monetary System is in the Process of Melting DownOctober 31st, 2010
We have entered the endgame for the dollar as the dominant reserve currency, but most investors and policy makers are unaware of the implications.
FBI Cooked Up DC Bomb Plot?October 31st, 2010
A Farooque Ahmed has been arrested for allegedly plotting attacks on Washington D.C. area metro stations. But the people he interacted and believed as Al Qaeda members, were working for the FBI.
Rupert Murdoch: Hiding Truth Behind Euphemisms, Slanders and LiesOctober 31st, 2010
William A. Cook exposes the falseness of Rupert Murdoch’s distorted view of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as summarized in a speech Murdoch gave recently at a dinner hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.
Police Block Sex Abuse Survivors Near VaticanOctober 31st, 2010
Italian paramilitary police blocked a boulevard leading to the Vatican to prevent a march in Rome on Sunday by survivors of clergy sex abuse from reaching St. Peter’s Square.
The Story of A Place Called MouselandOctober 31st, 2010
Well, here we are again electing Democrats or Republicans. We are still doing the same thing, electing the same Rich people who care nothing about you and your struggle.
The Resurrection of McCarthyism in CanadaOctober 31st, 2010
The Harper government has already slashed funding to NGOs that dared to express support for Palestinian rights, brutally attacked G20 demonstrators, attacked CUPE, CUPW. The list doesn’t end there.
French Fury Goes Beyond PensionsOctober 31st, 2010
The French are not just protesting to stop the retirement age from being raised. They are also fighting to save their country from government sleaze and the dismantling of democracy.
Corporations Plan to End Normal FarmingOctober 31st, 2010
Under S 510, the farmer’s land, equipment, and crops can be seized for alleged infringement of intellectual property rights attached to plant varieties owned by corporations such as Monsanto.
Trapped Mars Rover Finds Evidence of Subsurface WaterOctober 31st, 2010
The ground where NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck last year holds evidence that water, perhaps as snow melt, trickled into the subsurface fairly recently and on a continuing basis.
Have The Dead Spoken To You Lately On Your iPhone?October 31st, 2010
People have always finding ways to communicate effectively with the spirit world. Ever since Thomas Edison’s time, up to now, there have been numerous “inventions” made for this type of communication need.
Paranormal Activity Finds Mainstream AcceptanceOctober 31st, 2010
“Paranormal Activity” may have brought in mass audiences to theaters, for two years in a row, but stories of ghosts and those who investigate them are becoming more socially acceptable in the real world.
Airline Passengers Report ‘Metallic Disc’ Over NevadaOctober 31st, 2010
Two passengers aboard a San Francisco flight bound for Atlanta report watching a “whitish, greyish, metallic disc” for about 10 seconds over Nevada at 1:40 p.m. PST on May 29, 2010.
Triangle UFO Passes Over New Hampshire FreewayOctober 31st, 2010
A New Hampshire witness driving north along Route 93 just north of Manchester watched a triangle-shaped UFO pass over the freeway.
For the Guerilla Gardener: Seedbomb DispensersOctober 31st, 2010
For guerilla gardeners, the spontaneous act of gardening extends beyond the boundaries of the garden, and into neighborhoods and communities.
US Navy Completes Successful Test on Boat Powered by AlgaeOctober 31st, 2010
A 49ft gunboat had algae-based fuel in the tank in a test hailed by the navy as a milestone in its creation of a new, energy-saving strike force.
Let’s Turn the Moon Into a Giant Solar Power PlantOctober 31st, 2010
Back in 2007, physicist Dr. David Criswell came up with the idea for the Lunar Solar Power System (or LSPS), which would see harvested solar energy on the moon beamed back to Earth via microwave.
Solar Cells to Make Power-Generating WindowsOctober 31st, 2010
A British firm wins over $150,000 to begin commercializing its technology, which screen-prints organic solar cells directly onto windowpanes.
Giant Undersea Network To Bring Offshore Wind Power To E.CoastOctober 31st, 2010
Google agreed to invest heavily in a proposed $5 billion, 350-mile power transmission backbone that would provide infrastructure for future offshore wind projects along the mid Atlantic coast.
Space Tourism May Ignite the Effects of Global WarmingOctober 31st, 2010
If you “just want to get away” from Earth for a while by indulging your new hobby of space exploration, you may find the planet pretty steamed when you get back.
Murder on the Carbon Express: Interpol Takes On Emissions FraudOctober 31st, 2010
As carbon trading booms, fraudsters—and cops—are getting into the game. While US climate legislation languishes, the rest of the world is already taking the next step.
Electric Cars Could Become Giant Battery for Renewable EnergyOctober 31st, 2010
Will electric cars one day become part of a network of rechargeable batteries that can help smooth out the intermittent nature of wind and solar power?
Electric Cars Expected to Struggle for Next DecadeOctober 31st, 2010
Yes, electric cars have come back from the dead. But it looks like their pulse will be pretty weak for awhile. A long while.
Could Clean Cookstoves Save Lives and Help Clear the Air?October 31st, 2010
The smoke from cookstoves also releases carbon dioxide, methane and black carbon into the atmosphere. Each of these components has been identified as a contributing factor to climate change.
Community Solar: Better on the Roof?October 31st, 2010
Obviously, there’s much more to the ground vs. rooftop issue than meets the eye, from interconnections to roof repairs.
What’s Greener: A Refurbed Laptop or a New One?October 31st, 2010
Refurbished computers are the clear winners. An astonishing amount of resources go into making these products. The more we can reuse old products, the fewer new resources need to be extracted.
Schwarzenegger and James Cameron Team Up Against Prop 23October 31st, 2010
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Avatar director James Cameron for a live webcast from tech company Applied Materials to unveil a new online commercial opposing Proposition 23.
The Juice Cleanse: A Strange and Green JourneyOctober 31st, 2010
The idea of consuming only water or juice to rid the body of toxins is not new. Virtually every major religion has some fasting and cleansing ritual that supposedly allows the body to heal and regenerate.
What You Should Eat (and Avoid) to Beat Breast CancerOctober 31st, 2010
When it comes to reducing breast cancer risk, you can’t change your family history. But you can change your nutritional habits and that could go a long way in decreasing your risk.
Are Emergency Water Supplies Safe?October 31st, 2010
It took years for Illinois officials to discover that southwest suburban Crestwood was pumping contaminated water to its residents, because the state took village officials’ word that nothing was wrong.
Want to Stop Smoking? Become an Early birdOctober 31st, 2010
Night owls may be more likely than early birds to smoke, and less likely to kick the habit over time, a new study suggests.
HPV Shots for Boys Debated by ExpertsOctober 31st, 2010
U.S. vaccine advisers are weighing whether boys and young men should be vaccinated against the human wart virus that causes a number of cancers, but some worry the vaccine is too costly to justify its use.
GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $750M to Settle Drug AllegationsOctober 31st, 2010
U.S. prosecutors say the British pharmaceutical company knowingly manufactured adulterated drugs at a plant in Puerto Rico.
‘Restless Legs’ — Common in Those with Fibromyalgia?October 31st, 2010
Sometimes symptoms or medical conditions can have complex causes and cures, but sometimes they’re dead simple.
Patients Unable to Opt Out of Swine Flu Vaccine are AngryOctober 31st, 2010
Patients’ groups have expressed anger over this year’s seasonal flu jab programme because people are unable to opt out of having the swine flu vaccine.
Quadruple-dose of “Super” Vaccine for Senior Citizens?October 31st, 2010
The vaccine industry has now decided that injecting senior citizens with the “standard” vaccine dose for seasonal flu isn’t working. So now they’ve decided to offer a quadruple viral potency vaccine.
‘Silver Bullet’ Could Finally Beat Common ColdOctober 31st, 2010
A ‘silver bullet’ against the common cold and other illnesses is being developed by scientists.
Killer Bean Sprouts Strike Across the MidlandsOctober 31st, 2010
‘KILLER’ bean sprouts that have already claimed at least one life have been making people ill across the Midlands, health protection chiefs revealed.
Exposing the Far Right’s Secret Slush Fund to Keep Fear AliveOctober 29th, 2010
A secretive libertarian nonprofit bankrolled a fear-mongering effort to get McCain into the White House. Until now, where the money came from has been a hotly debated mystery.
Wall Street Has Already VotedOctober 29th, 2010
Wall Street has already voted, pouring money into Republican campaigns and anti-Democratic ads by astroturf groups that don’t have to disclose their Big Bank, Big Oil, Big Business donors.
The Democrats’ Final Recourse: Massive Vote FraudOctober 29th, 2010
Either the mainstream media is suppressing stories of voting machine mistakes and glitches, or the laws of probability have suddenly been rescinded and tossed coins are coming up donkey tails every time.
What Are They Hiding? White House Defends Black Site PrisonOctober 29th, 2010
Why does the US government so adamantly want to hide information about the captives such as their citizenship, or the circumstances under which they were captured?
China Provoking Moves to Contain Its Aggressive RiseOctober 29th, 2010
Beijing is clearly a revisionist power. It has long claimed that it wants to end “American hegemony.” In response to a summer of aggressive Chinese actions, an “axis” is forming to contain Beijing’s ambitions.
Pentagon — Deliberately “Degrading” Afghanistan’s Peace?October 29th, 2010
The Pentagon is not succeeding in degrading the Taliban’s military capacity. But the Pentagon is, apparently, succeeding in degrading the Taliban’s political capacity.
The Civil RebellionOctober 29th, 2010
Like a good tennis player, Tea Party activists score their best points by playing from the baseline and letting their opponents make all the mistakes.
Chevron’s Casting CallOctober 29th, 2010
Any working actor will tell you that the job begins in the audition. Enter the room and you’re much more likely to nail it. And so it was for the job of challenging the latest deceptive ad campaign from Big Oil.
Israel ‘Outraged’ as UN Calls for End to Settler AttacksOctober 29th, 2010
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry condemned a flurry of high profile settler attacks across the West Bank, urging Israel to “combat violence and terror” by the settler groups.
Rice Paddy Inside the Office? In Tokyo, YesOctober 29th, 2010
In Tokyo’s bustling business hub of Otemachi, a 1,000-square-foot indoor rice paddy is providing office workers a way to get back to their horticultural roots – and 100 pounds of rice for the building’s cafeteria.
Dream Recording Device ‘Possible’ Researcher ClaimsOctober 29th, 2010
Writing in the journal Nature, researchers said they have developed a system capable of recording higher-level brain activity.
Ancient Ancestor of Modern Man Came from Out of AsiaOctober 29th, 2010
The human family tree may have to be rewritten after scientists found evidence that the ancient ancestors of humans, apes and monkeys evolved in Asia – rather than Africa – tens of millions of years ago.
Early Humans More Advanced Than ThoughtOctober 29th, 2010
Early humans were using a highly skilled stone tool sharpening method 75,000 years ago in Africa, more than 50,000 years earlier than previously believed, a new study indicates.
Boo! Chinese & European Monsters Strangely, Eerily SimilarOctober 29th, 2010
There’s something inside us that loves a good monster. We want them scary. We want them surprising.
Sleuths Study Ancient UFOsOctober 29th, 2010
One of the best-known scientific sleuths of UFO sightings is focusing his search not on today’s flying saucers, but on the sky wonders of antiquity.
True Believer Records SightingsOctober 29th, 2010
A local man believes the fabled “Nannup tiger” lurks in the South West forests of the night— and true big cats too.
Shadow Army Secretly Buying Off the Election for the GOPOctober 28th, 2010
The elections are days away, but the winners are virtually certain: the corporations and conservative operatives taking advantage of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.
U.N. Urged To Freeze Climate Geo-Engineering ProjectsOctober 28th, 2010
The United Nations should impose a moratorium on geo-engineering” projects such as artificial volcanoes and vast cloud-seeding schemes to fight climate change, green groups say.
Vatican Urges Iraq To Halt Aziz ExecutionOctober 28th, 2010
The execution will most likely go forward: Aziz knows too much of the machinations of the former government, its relationship with the US before things went south, and is therefore a live liability to the US.
‘Women for Sale’ Store Highlights Sex Trafficking in IsraelOctober 28th, 2010
A campaign is currently on the roll to gather enough signatures to pressure the Israeli justice ministry to back legislation that makes it a crime for men to go to prostitutes, hoping to curb women trafficking.
Johann Hari: The Real Reason Obama Has Let Us All DownOctober 28th, 2010
As an avid supporter, Johann Hari asks whether Barack Obama is a politician whose actions should be judged soberly, or a figure from a feel-good fairytale to be revered from afar.
World Gone MadOctober 28th, 2010
Those in power destroy sustainable communities . Everything and everyone must be sacrificed to economic production, to economic growth, to the continuation of this culture.
Women STILL Not At Peace TablesOctober 28th, 2010
Ten years after the landmark U.N. Security Council’s Women, Peace and Security Resolution 1325 was signed, progress for involving women in conflict resolution and peace building remains crippled.
To Boldly Go to New Worlds, NASA Announces ‘100-Year Starship’October 28th, 2010
It might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a NASA official says that “within a few years” scientists will unveil a prototype for a spaceship capable of taking earthlings to other worlds.
Solar Shield–Protecting the North American Power GridOctober 28th, 2010
A 2008 report by the National Academy of Sciences warns that if a solar storm like that of 1859 occurred today, we could experience widespread power blackouts with permanent damage to many key transformers.
US Military Academies are Boasting of “Thriving Pagan Communities”October 28th, 2010
The United States is building a different kind of military, which was once dominated by Evangelical Christianity, but is now a thriving pagan community and seeks spell casters.
Is the Universe a Big Hologram? This Device Could Find OutOctober 28th, 2010
Spacetime itself seems to become pixelated when you look at it very closely. Some theorize that this happens because the universe is really two dimensional.
OWL Fights the Deficit Commission on Retirement AgeOctober 28th, 2010
Obama’s deficit commission will be proposing a higher retirement age for Social Security. Older women’s advocates say that will be particularly punishing for low-income women in physically demanding jobs.
Ozzie’s ‘Doomsday’ Memo Warns Microsoft of Post-PC DaysOctober 28th, 2010
Is Ozzie hinting of a future that are not anymore saturated with PCs? And what could be the ‘replacement?’ To a tech-geek this might be cool. But to ordinary freedom loving citizens, this might come as creepy.
Afghan Female Bloggers Wince and Then UploadOctober 28th, 2010
The Afghan female bloggers say their words are closely monitored. The backlash to what they say helps define a range of off-limit topics, from criticizing religion to advocating for women’s rights.
Invisible Israel?October 28th, 2010
Michael Oren, like all other Israeli ambassadors before him, do not hesitate to engage in public debates aimed at swaying American public opinion, which Lawrence Davidson considers as un-diplomatic.
New Pocket-sized Smartbomb – Just for Killer RobotsOctober 28th, 2010
Humans have again found a more efficient way to kill other human beings, this time by using a robot aircraft equipped with ‘smartbomb’ to reduce ‘collateral damage.’
Asteroid Strike Could Force Humans Into Twilight ExistenceOctober 28th, 2010
The massive loss of protection against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation resulting from an asteroid splashdown would likely force humans into a vampire-style existence.
Moving Illusions: Now You See It, Now You Don’tOctober 28th, 2010
If dots on a screen are surrounded by certain types of moving pattern, fixing your eyes on one of the dots can make the others disappear. This illusion, called motion-induced blindness, was discovered 20 years ago.
Twin Fireballs May Have Come From Comet Hartley 2October 28th, 2010
Astronomers have recorded two magnificent fireballs that may have come from a nearby comet that made its closest pass by Earth in 24 years this month.
Thank God for FranceOctober 28th, 2010
When the government gets too big for its britches, most Americans choose to do nothing for fear of being labeled or being included in the list of terrorists. The French people, however, pour out onto the streets.
Columbus Cleared of Importing Syphilis from AmericaOctober 27th, 2010
Christopher Columbus and his crew have long been blamed for syphilis back from the Americas to Europe after their historic first voyage.
Dolphins Learn to ‘Walk on Water’October 27th, 2010
Wild dolphins in Australia are naturally learning to “walk” on water. Although commonly seen among captive dolphins trained to perform tricks, in the wild, it is extremely rare.
UK Schools Doing UFO Crash DrillsOctober 27th, 2010
There seems to be a growing trend among schools to stage a UFO crash, and then teach students how to react, as well as to “properly” investigate and report on the incident.
2 Previously Lost ‘Magic’ Swords from Todaiji Temple Now IdentifiedOctober 27th, 2010
An x-ray scan has revealed two swords from Nara’s Todaiji Temple are the two treasures that went missing from the temple’s treasure room 1,250 years ago.
U.S. Support of Iraq Torture ExposedOctober 27th, 2010
The leaked Iraq documents shed more light on the pure evil which inhabits Washington and the American military and how that evil was spread to Iraq and cultivated.
Death by OilOctober 27th, 2010
The BP oil disaster is a story of wanton stupidity and evil that will continue to haunt us for a very long time.
US Behind Wikileaks RevelationsOctober 25th, 2010
Wikileaks has always been a US intelligence operation designed to leak its own information/disinformation and attract authenticate whistle-blowers so they can be neutralized.
Karzai: Blackwater Behind TerrorismOctober 25th, 2010
Karzai may be an American puppet but he might be telling the truth when he says that US private goon squads, including Xe Services LLC, formerly known as Blackwater, are being behind terrorism in Afghanistan.
Impeach Chief inJustice Roberts NowOctober 25th, 2010
With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections, a Democratic congressman is raising the prospect of impeaching the Supreme Court’s chief justice over the issue.
Fascist America: Is This Election The Next Turn?October 25th, 2010
According to the best scholarship on how fascist regimes emerge, the US is on a path running much too close to the fail-safe point beyond which no previous democracy has ever been able to turn back from a full-on fascist state.
Will You Make the Leap of Faith? Or Will You Sink, With the Ship?October 25th, 2010
As we draw closer to the inevitable, engineered crash of the United States, and ultimately the world, I begin to wonder – will those who understand reality, actually be able to make the leap of faith?
Immigrant Vets Face Deportation Despite ServiceOctober 25th, 2010
Up to 8,000 non-citizens enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces every year and serve alongside American troops. But their fate is as bleak as the war results are.
Publish or PerishOctober 25th, 2010
Getting a read on American war. Surveying this year’s Afghan War literature from popular best-sellers to little noticed Army monographs is generally disheartening but illuminating.
WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by NotorietyOctober 25th, 2010
Julian Assange moves like a hunted man. In a noisy Ethiopian restaurant in London’s rundown Paddington district, he pitches his voice barely above a whisper to foil the intelligence agencies he fears.
What the U.S. Undid for Women in IraqOctober 25th, 2010
The U.S.-led invasion and then occupation of Iraq brought a sharp setback to the rights of women in that country, UNFPA head Thoraya Obaid tells IPS in an interview.
Jobless Benefits About to CrashOctober 25th, 2010
With no end in sight to the nation’s high unemployment, the government program to help the jobless is heading for a crash.
How To Opt Out of the TSA’s Naked Body Scanners at the AirportOctober 25th, 2010
Most people, it turns out, will simply do whatever they’re told by government authorities, even if it means giving up their privacy or their freedoms.
Sarkozy Should Retire, says FranceOctober 25th, 2010
By taking to the streets to defend their pension rights from regressive cuts, the French are fighting for all our benefits.
How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Robber BaronsOctober 25th, 2010
Americans used to call greedy capitalists “bloodsuckers” and “pagan worshipers of Moloch.” What happened?
’Child Cancer Skyrocketing in Basra’October 25th, 2010
The rapidly soaring child cancer rate in the southern Iraqi province of Basra has prompted the officials in the country to open the country’s first specialist cancer hospital for children in the province’s capital.
Homer Simpson ‘is a True Catholic’October 25th, 2010
He is an idle, pea-brained glutton with a permanent craving for doughnuts and Duff beer, but Homer Simpson has been declared a true Catholic by the Vatican’s official newspaper.
Brit Soldier ‘Killed Iraq Girl Aged Eight as She Played’October 25th, 2010
A British soldier shot dead an eight-year-old Iraqi girl as she played in the street, it was claimed yesterday.
The Man Who Did Not Kill JFKOctober 25th, 2010
Richard Pavlick, 73, was charged by the Secret Service with planning to make himself a human bomb and blow up Kennedy and himself.
Mars Meteorite Controversy ContinuesOctober 25th, 2010
The most illustrious meteorite in history continues to inspire heated debate. Does it carry microbial fossils from Mars or are its strange features just the product of some unique geochemistry?
Cultural Exchange: China’s Surprising Bronze Age MummiesOctober 25th, 2010
The most remarkable thing about the ‘Beauty of Loulan’ and the rest? They appear to be of ancient Caucasians. They were found in an area of China that was a crossroads between Asia and Europe.
Arctic Aurora OutburstOctober 25th, 2010
Last night, Oct. 24th, an outburst of color bright enough to rival the Moon spread across the skies of Scandinavia.
Geomagnetic Record To Reveal Sun’s Route Through GalaxyOctober 25th, 2010
The Sun’s passage through interstellar clouds can explain a number of anomalies in the geomagnetic record, say astrophysicists.
Giant Asteroid Impact Found in Aussie OutbackOctober 25th, 2010
Evidence of what may be Australia’s second largest impact crater has turned up on the Queensland-SA border.
Is There Really a Human Colony on Mars?October 25th, 2010
Is there really a human colony on Mars right now?
Polluters Spending Almost $70 Million on Anti-Clean Energy AdsOctober 24th, 2010
The Center for American Progress Action Fund released a report detailing how 13 right-wing groups have spent more than $68.5 million this year on “misleading and fictitious televisions ads.”
How Do You ID the Body of a Border Crosser?October 24th, 2010
Last August, the Los Angeles Times reported that so far this year, the bodies of 170 border crossers have been found in Pima County, Arizona. That means 2010’s body count might break recent records: In 2007, 218 bodies had been found.
Arming Evil – $60 Billion to SaudisOctober 24th, 2010
Saudi Arabia is one of the most repressive and hellish police-states on Earth, yet Obama is giving them the largest single weapons shipment ever.
Researchers Uncover a Secret of the Black DeathOctober 24th, 2010
Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, is a sneaky little intruder with a remarkable ability to evade the body’s immune system.
James Cameron Returns to EarthOctober 24th, 2010
The Avatar director talks tar sands and the future of eco-tainment.
Auto X-Prize Winners Ultra Low-TechOctober 24th, 2010
Was the auto X-prize rigged? The evidence suggests “YES”.
Organic Gardens Feeding People from Argentina to HaitiOctober 24th, 2010
Neither hurricanes nor floods, nor the devastating January earthquake or Haiti’s chronic political instability managed to wipe out the organic gardening initiative underway in that country since 2005.
Can You Live Without Money for a Year?October 24th, 2010
Mark Boyle did—and he says you can, too. (If you don’t mind making paper out of mushrooms and brushing your teeth with cuttlefish bones.)
The Vatican Goes GreenOctober 24th, 2010
The Holy See has embarked on a new mission: the fight against climate change. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI announced that Vatican City would strive to become the first carbon-neutral state.
Obama Didn’t Robo-SignOctober 24th, 2010
Robo-signing mortgage loan sharks have been churning out illegal foreclosures, while banks reap the benefits and homeowners lose.
Italy Plans to Denude Forest to Fight ProstitutionOctober 24th, 2010
An Italian region struggling with policing the sex trade along a heavily wooded road has come up with a novel solution: Just chop down the forest.
Dinosaur Footprint Found at NJ Construction SiteOctober 24th, 2010
A former New Jersey high school science teacher has discovered something that would have wowed his students: a three-toed Jurassic dinosaur footprint embedded in a slab of rock near his home.
Call for Release of ‘Witchcraft’ PrisonersOctober 24th, 2010
A MALAWIAN rights group has called on the country’s president to order the release of 80 predominately elderly women from prison, jailed for up to six years for practicing witchcraft.
The Startling Effects of WiFi (Wireless Devices)October 23rd, 2010
Not feeling as well as you could or should, got Wifi or other wireless devices? – get rid of them!
WikiLeaks Exposes More Lies About IraqOctober 23rd, 2010
A new set of secret US military records being released by WikiLeaks, shows that the US kept records of civilian deaths, despite previously denying it.
UFO Sightings: First China and NYC, Now Texas, Va.October 22nd, 2010
Earth’s visitors from space are certainly taking in a lot of sights. First, UFOs were spotted in China. Then last week “they” moved over Manhattan. Now, reports tell of a nighttime display in El Paso, Tx., and Richmond, Va.
A Liver Attack Leads to a Simpler LifeOctober 22nd, 2010
What happens when an otherwise perfectly healthy woman suffers near liver failure? Find out in this essay published today the New York Times Science Times.
Solar Power Approved for U.S. Public LandsOctober 22nd, 2010
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has approved the first large-scale solar energy projects to be built on public lands.
Unionist’s 9/11 Comments Stupid and Wrong: GillardOctober 22nd, 2010
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says comments by a Victorian union official that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were a conspiracy are “stupid and wrong”.
Anonymous $10,000 Donation at World Trade Center SiteOctober 22nd, 2010
One of the more intriguing ones occurred recently in New York City, when an anonymous person placed $10,000 in cash into a 9/11 donation box at the World Trade Center site.
CERN Scientists Eye Parallel Universe BreakthroughOctober 22nd, 2010
Physicists probing the origins of the cosmos hope that next year they will turn up the first proofs of the existence of concepts long dear to science-fiction writers such as hidden worlds and extra dimensions.
Astrologer Addresses U.S. ElectionsOctober 22nd, 2010
Astrology–some believe, others scoff at it. But with so much at stake in the November midterm elections, AOL got one stargazer’s read on which candidates the astrological charts are predicting will win or lose.
Lunar Impact Uncovered More Than Just Moon WaterOctober 22nd, 2010
Nearly a year after announcing the discovery of water molecules on the moon, scientists have revealed new data uncovered by NASA’s LCROSS and LRO—and it’s more than just water.
U.S. Must Be Ready to Meet Asteroid ThreatOctober 22nd, 2010
National emergency plans for natural disasters can also work in the unlikely scenario of an asteroid strike on the U.S., according to a letter to Congress by the White House’s top science adviser.
The Secret Island of an Eccentric GeniusOctober 22nd, 2010
Dean Kamen, the man who invented the Segway, has turned a tiny island off the coast of Connecticut that he calls North Dumpling into his own vast, personal laboratory.
Britain ‘Home to Witches, Fairies, and Guardian Angels’October 22nd, 2010
Britain is home to witches, fairies, and guardian angels, according to a 25-year-study of paranormal activity.
Ghostly Photograph Taken at Execution SiteOctober 22nd, 2010
A mysterious ghostly image has been taken at the execution site where hundreds of criminals were tried and put to death.
Secrets Pilots Won’t Tell YouOctober 22nd, 2010
Pilots reveal some secrets that might best remain unknown to most of us, or else cause anxiety while on flight.
Producer Spotlight: Lilian MustelierOctober 22nd, 2010
Lilian offers a brand new show every week. In fact, she has produced 763 of them as of the time of this writing.
Killer Colonel Linked to Elite Satanists?October 21st, 2010
Indications are that Canada’s killer colonel may have been part of a satanic ring.
Canada Pyscho Colonel Convicted & SentencedOctober 21st, 2010
In Canada, a psycho rapist and killer can be a highly placed military commander, be convicted and still be paid $60k/year while in prison.
Fidel’s Urgent Message against Nuclear WarOctober 21st, 2010
Castro is one of the only political leaders willing to state the obvious, Israel’s plan to have the US nuke Iran must be stopped.
A NWO History of MongoliaOctober 21st, 2010
Like other indigenous cultures, a concerted effort has been made to destroy Mongolia’s sustainable way of life and make them dependent upon foreign powers.
Rabbi – Non-Jews Exist to Serve JewsOctober 20th, 2010
“Non-Jews were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world-only to serve the People of Israel.” – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Richard Sauder’s Minot ManifestoOctober 20th, 2010
Richard Sauder tells it like it is.
Drug Mafia Bribes Over 17,000 DoctorsOctober 20th, 2010
Think that you can trust a doctor to provide sound advice? Think again.
Cyber Attack Threat ‘Could Be Next Pearl Harbor’October 20th, 2010
Terrorist cyber attacks on government computer systems and businesses could be “the next Pearl Harbor”, the head of Britain’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has warned.
Bayer — Dumping AIDS-infected Drugs Worldwide for DecadesOctober 20th, 2010
Does anybody out there still think the world is not run by psychopaths? At least we now know how AIDS spread through the population – they gave it to us through “medication”.
Will Americans Follow French Example Of Mass Civil Unrest?October 20th, 2010
How will Americans react when the government begins to impose the same austerity measures that are causing riots, street battles, fuel blockades and other assorted chaos in France?
Double Take: Lyndon Johnson Was Nearly Shot By Secret Service?October 20th, 2010
According to a new book, Lyndon Johnson was almost accidentally killed by a member of his Secret Service detail the night after John F. Kennedy was killed.
Mayan Prophecy Pegged To Wrong Year?October 20th, 2010
The conversion to the modern calendar means the much-hyped 2012 doomsday prediction may be way off.
This Curious Existence: How Life Finds it’s WayOctober 20th, 2010
It’s no surprise why recent news about a 42-year-old mother giving birth to a child who, astonishingly, was born from an embryo frozen 20 years ago, has many talking.
Tomb of Priest May Mark Egyptian City of the DeadOctober 20th, 2010
A maze-like pathway leads to the burial chamber of an ancient Egyptian priest just south of a pyramid builders’ necropolis, according to archaeologists.
Russia’s Twilight ZoneOctober 20th, 2010
The following narrative is from wiki contributor Gillian Ann Abbas. She gives us a description of her recent expedition to the ‘Russian Bermuda Triangle.’
Do the Dead Greet the Dying?October 20th, 2010
As the dying see less of this world, some people appear to begin looking into the world to come.
A Tunnel To Hell?October 20th, 2010
Georgia’s first railroad tunnel is thought to be haunted by the spirits of Civil War soldiers who died in combat here or in local hospitals.
Why U.S. Can’t Find Osama bin LadenOctober 19th, 2010
Over around half a trillion dollars of taxpayer money to U.S. intelligence services since the 9/11 attacks, yet the American intelligence community still cannot answer the basic question: Where is Osama bin Laden?
Dubai says Hit Team Suspect Arrested in CanadaOctober 19th, 2010
Canadian police have arrested a suspect in the assassination of a Hamas militant in Dubai but kept mum about information on the matter, the Gulf emirate’s police chief said on Tuesday.
N.J. Corruption Documentary Has PremieredOctober 19th, 2010
The documentary “The Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption Part One,” which takes viewers on a wild ride of political power and corruption that started when New Jersey was still a colony, premiered Monday night with Gov. Chris Christie and some “Sopranos” in the audience.
A Canadian Line of Campbell’s Soups Has Activists StewingOctober 19th, 2010
Andy Warhol found artistic inspiration in a can of Campbell’s tomato soup. These days, some activists are finding sinister Muslim connections in the same can.
Why is the Gates Foundation Investing in GM Giant Monsanto?October 19th, 2010
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s investments in Monsanto and Cargill have come under heavy criticism. Is it time for the foundation to come clean on its visions for agriculture in developing countries?
Vegetarian Diet Helps Prevent Chronic DiseaseOctober 19th, 2010
Feeding a vegetarian diet for six weeks to non-vegetarians lowered their blood pressure levels.
Proton Pump Inhibitors May Not be Safe in PregnancyOctober 19th, 2010
Taking heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors during pregnancy may increase the risk of having a baby with a cardiac birth defect.
Scientists to Look for China’s BigfootOctober 19th, 2010
A group of Chinese scientists and explorers is looking for international help to mount a new search for the country’s answer to Bigfoot, known locally as the “Yeren”, or “wild man”.
Pentagon Braced for the Release of 400,000 Iraq Files on WikileaksOctober 19th, 2010
The Pentagon is braced for its biggest-ever security breach of classified information as Wikileaks prepares to release 400,000 intelligence files related to the Iraq war.
France: Saudis Warn of New Al-Qaeda ThreatOctober 19th, 2010
Saudi Arabia has warned France it is the target of an imminent al-Qaeda attack, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux has said.
Did Japan Space Probe Bring Back Alien Life?October 19th, 2010
Like something out of a sci-fi movie, did alien particles find their way inside a space probe that landed on an asteroid and returned to Earth?
Rumoured Unicorn Sighting Reported In Don ValleyOctober 19th, 2010
Glimpse of mythical creature caught on video by local birdwatcher. Toronto residents encouraged to call hotline with other sightings.
Electric Powered Bike Runs on Water and Magic Metallic DustOctober 19th, 2010
It’s a 21st-century conundrum: You want a power-assisted bike that’s electrically powered and that packs an energy density (and a light weight) that lithium-ion batteries simply can’t provide.
Students To Use The Sun To Clean Contaminated Drinking WaterOctober 19th, 2010
Students from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering are working in Tanzania to help improve sanitation and energy technologies in local villages.
EPA’s Putting More Ethanol in Your Tank—But It Will Cost YouOctober 19th, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it was increasing the allowable percentage of corn-based ethanol that could be legally blended into gasoline.
A Clean Tech Trade War Begins to Heat Up With ChinaOctober 19th, 2010
Renewable energy may be clean, but the international politics behind it are getting dirtier by the day.
Why CO2 Is the “Control Knob” for Global Climate ChangeOctober 19th, 2010
There’s a neat paper in this week’s Science that explains clearly why carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main agent behind changes in the Earth’s climate—now and in the geologic past.
Mondays Less Miserable Than Tuesdays, Research FindsOctober 19th, 2010
Bob Geldof famously sang about his dislike of Mondays, but it appears that most people find Tuesday the most miserable day of the week.
Curry’s Main Ingredient Has More To Offer Than Good FlavorOctober 19th, 2010
Mahtab Jafari’s research shows curry’s main ingredient has more to offer than good flavor. It extended the lifespan of fruit flies by up to 20 percent, while improving locomotion and having tumor-prevention properties.
Thinking About Time or Money Impacts How We Spend Our DaysOctober 19th, 2010
Priming our mind with thoughts of time or money influences our future behavior.
Time to Go Vegan? Most Americans Overweight by 2020October 18th, 2010
Maybe this will be the wake-up call that convinces many Americans to take charge of their health by trading in beef for beans and going vegan.
End animal cruelty, choose vegan optionsOctober 18th, 2010
Americans are indeed spending less of their income on food than ever before, but billions of farmed animals are still paying the highest cost of all: a life of intensive confinement and suffering.
Pamela: Vegan diet has helped Hep COctober 18th, 2010
Pamela Anderson reckons turning vegan has helped her to manage Hepatitis C.
Astronomers Worldwide Forge New Rules for ET EngagementOctober 17th, 2010
Is alien disclosure just around the corner? I can’t say for sure, but lately there’s been a lot of news that, if looked at collectively, could be interpreted as pointing in that direction.
Expert Reveals Spate of UFO Sightings Around EdinburghOctober 17th, 2010
A Scottish UFO enthusiast has revealed a number of unexplained sightings in Edinburgh and the surrounding Pentland Hills in recent months.
UFO Believers Celebrate Interplanetary Conclave of LightOctober 17th, 2010
For the last 27 years, an organization calling itself the Unarius Academy of Science has been holding the Interplanetary Conclave of Light, a celebration to honor Earth’s admission into an intergalactic confederation with 32 other planets.
Denver Voters Will Decide on Proposed E.T. Affairs OfficeOctober 17th, 2010
If the measure is approved by the voters, seven volunteers will be selected for a commission tasked to gather the most compelling evidence regarding the existence of extraterrestrials and UFOs.
UFO Photo Proof?October 17th, 2010
The accidental photograph on today’s front page of a UFO over a popular tourist destination occurred only hours before a bright light buzzed the crowd at the Katherine Show.
America’s Dirty War in AfghanistanOctober 17th, 2010
Grotesque lies and sheer insanity abound when it comes to America’s illegal, immoral and entirely unjustifiable war on the people of Afghanistan.
DoD Study Contradicts Charges Against WikiLeaksOctober 17th, 2010
The CIA operation WikiLeaks, has never leaked any truly sensitive or damning information. The site exists not to leak important info. but to attract potential whistle-blowers so that they can be neutralized.
New War Rumors: U.S. Plans to Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear ArsenalOctober 17th, 2010
Two recent news items emanating from the US have begun to reverberate in Pakistan and give rise to speculation that growing American drone strikes and NATO helicopter attacks in that country may be the harbingers of far broader actions.
Are ALL Mortgage Backed Securities a Scam?October 17th, 2010
Pensions and other large investors may sue the banks which sold them mortgage backed securities (mbs) based upon fraudulent misrepresentation.
Troops ‘Overwhelmed and Cannot Defeat Taliban’October 17th, 2010
The Taliban have ”overwhelmed” foreign troops and cannot be defeated by military means, one of Australia’s top combat soldiers has warned.
Thousands Protest Loyalty Oath Bill In IsraelOctober 17th, 2010
Masses gather in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against amendment to Citizenship Act. Demonstrators hold signs reading ‘Lieberman, Lieberman, a fascist and a racist,’ ‘Together we’ll protect democracy.’
Fresh Claims US is Running Secret Prison in AfghanistanOctober 17th, 2010
Prisoners are being abused at a “secret jail” in the main American military base in Afghanistan, according to a report from a US policy think tank.
Rural Tennessee Fire Sparks Conservative Ideological DebateOctober 17th, 2010
Just about anything can be fodder for an ideological dispute these days. Just consider news of the recent fire at Gene Cranick’s home in Obion County, Tenn.
First Life-friendly Exoplanet May Not ExistOctober 17th, 2010
Last month, a team of astronomers announced the discovery of the first alien world that could host life on its surface. Now a second team can find no evidence of the planet, casting doubt on its existence.
Cancer ‘is Purely Man-Made’October 17th, 2010
Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies.
More Evidence for Psychic PhenomenaOctober 17th, 2010
Would you want to live in a world where our memory would work backwards and forewords? Well, according to a recent series of scientific studies by Daryl Bem, we already live in that world!
Something Slammed Into the Rings of Saturn and JupiterOctober 17th, 2010
Last year, Matt Hedman of Cornell University showed conferees pictures of a gentle ripple in Saturn’s rings that stretches for tens of thousands of kilometers. Now, it happened again, but on Jupiter.
Friction Research Casts Doubt on Fundamental Physics LawOctober 17th, 2010
New research on frictional slipping has revealed that some of the basic assumptions of introductory physics do not hold at small scales. The findings may be useful in the study of earthquakes.
Healers ‘Nab’ 12 More DjinnsOctober 17th, 2010
Three healers from Terengganu Islamic Foundation (YIT) claim they captured 12 more djinns from the house of Siti Balqis Mohd Nor after she disappeared again on Saturday night.
Tiny Tubes Point to Ancient LifeOctober 17th, 2010
Tiny tubes thought to have been etched into South African rocks by microbes are at least 3.34 billion years old, scientists can confirm.
Urine of Ancient Species Proves Useful in Climate ResearchOctober 17th, 2010
Researchers have used many resources to study historical and future climate change. But nobody has ever published an extensive study examining fossilized animal urine.
Rare Delivery Dates For All Three Children in Rockford FamilyOctober 17th, 2010
The children of a couple in Rockford were born on 08/08/08, 09/09/09, and 10/10/10. All in the same hospital and with the same attending doctor.
What is Going On In the Brain When We Experience Déjà Vu?October 17th, 2010
A certain Jennifer Cashen, from Carrboro, N.C. asked what goes on in the brain when we experience déjà vu, to which Paul Reber, a psychology professor at Northwestern University, answers here.
Forget Tsunamis: Asteroids Will Really Kill Us With UV RaysOctober 17th, 2010
If a medium-sized asteroid lands in the ocean, tsunamis won’t be the only worry. Water vapor and sea salt thrown up by the impact could damage the ozone layer, leading to record levels of ultraviolet radiation that could threaten humanity.
In Search of the Beast of BardiaOctober 17th, 2010
The explorer John Blashford-Snell’s latest quest: to find a near-mythical elephant in Nepal.
Oldest Evidence of Dinosaurs in FootprintsOctober 17th, 2010
The oldest evidence of the dinosaur lineage — fossilized tracks — is described in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Does a Weaker Sun Mean a Warmer Earth?October 17th, 2010
The sun controls Earth’s climate, bathing us in light ranging from ultraviolet to visible that warms the planet and drives the heat engines we know as weather systems and ocean currents.
All Your Informations Are Belong To Us!October 15th, 2010
Anything you do on the Internet can and will be used against you.
Medical Research Mostly BogusOctober 15th, 2010
Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong, yet Doctors continue to rely on the lies to support their backwards and dangerous practices.
Architects & Engineers Speak Out for 911 TruthOctober 15th, 2010
Over 1,200 architects and engineers are trying to displace the govt.’s lies about 911 by presenting the undeniable truth – the WTC buildings were professionally demolished using explosives and military grade thermite.
The Case Against FluorideOctober 15th, 2010
If you live in the US, Canada or the UK, chances are that you are being poisoned and drugged through the water supply. If you value your health, lobby your water utility to stop putting fluoride in your water.
The CIA, the KKK and the USAOctober 15th, 2010
The CIA terrorizes much of the world today just as the KKK terrorized minorities and progressives in the past.
Rosetta Spacecraft Gets an Up-Close Look at Asteroid LutetiaOctober 14th, 2010
The comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft got a good look at the large, main-belt asteroid during a July flyby.
Canada Shuns Indy MusiciansOctober 9th, 2010
The publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has banned music licensed under Creative Commons for podcasts.
Farmers Lose Money Due to GMOsOctober 9th, 2010
Another study has confirmed that farmers who grow genetically engineered crops earn less money than farmers that don’t.
The Roundup Human TragedyOctober 9th, 2010
Ten years of GM soy and glyphosate poisoning have escalated the rates of cancer and birth defects.
Obama’s Nuclear LiesOctober 9th, 2010
Obama talks about nuclear disarmament while he is quietly starting a whole new nuclear arms race.
The Nightmare: America’s Atrocities in IraqOctober 9th, 2010
America’s invasion and occupation of Iraq and slaughter of more than 1 million non-combatants can only be described as pure evil.
Iran Ready to Investigate 9/11 for UNOctober 9th, 2010
Most of the world recognizes the evidence that points to the Pentagon as the mastermind of the attacks of 911. Iran is willing to conduct a real investigation of the events.
Rich Iott – Republican NaziOctober 9th, 2010
Fascist sentiment has long been a core part of the Republican party and now openly Nazi Rich Iott is running for office.
10/10/10 – Over 7,000 Enviro Actions in 188 CountriesOctober 9th, 2010
On October 10, 2010 millions of people will be making a difference in their countries with real environmental projects.
Intl. Team to Search for Chinese BigfootOctober 9th, 2010
Chinese researchers have called on international scientists to collaborate in a new expedition to find the country’s mysterious Yeti.
‘100 Percent’ Chance for Life on Newly Found Planet?October 5th, 2010
A team of astronomers from the University of California and the Carnegie Institute of Washington say they’ve found a planet like ours, 20 light years (120 trillion miles) from Earth, where the basic conditions for life are good.
Roundup Herbicide Causes Birth DefectsOctober 4th, 2010
Another study has confirmed that Monsatano’s herbicide Roundup causes birth defects. Pregnant women should consume only organic food if possible and avoid areas that have been sprayed with the deadly herbicide.
Facebook Suppresses ET/UFO Info with Nazi TacticsOctober 3rd, 2010
Facebook.com is, by the evidence, an instrument of information warfare and attack against its users whose actions fall within specific clandestine surveillance guidelines established by DARPA and the DoD.
Microalgae is the Next Big Biofuel SourceOctober 2nd, 2010
Microalgae could help turn the tide on climate change by providing clean, green energy for everything from light bulbs to planes.
How to Grow Food in Strange PlacesOctober 2nd, 2010
You don’t need a garden to grow your own fruit and veg. If you’re a budding horticulturalist with no space to swing a trowel, here are some creative – and sometimes bizarre – ideas from around the world.
Meat Should Carry a Health WarningOctober 2nd, 2010
The consumption of meat has serious negative consequences for humans and the planet.
CIA Infiltrated Ecuadorian Police/MilitaryOctober 1st, 2010
The evidence clearly shows that the Ecuadorian coup attempt was staged by the CIA.
Monarch Program – Trauma-Based Mind ControlOctober 1st, 2010
The Monarch mind-control program has developed for over 60 years and is something everyone needs to be aware of.
US Behind Coup Attempt in Ecuador?October 1st, 2010
When the US sponsored a military coup in Honduras because the democratically President tried to raise the legal minimum wage it was back to business as usual for the CIA. Now they are trying to overthrow the government of Ecuador because the President is serving the needs of his people rather than the needs of criminal US corporations.
Police Mutiny Threatens Ecuador DemocracyOctober 1st, 2010
With the backing of large crowds of supporters in the streets and of statements from presidents throughout Latin America, the Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa is attempting to quell a riot by hundreds of police protesting a cut in their benefits which has thrown the country into chaos.