Archive for December, 2010 : Climate Change and Regional Defence Forces: Is There a Connection?December 31st, 2010
While regional militaries are often called on to address the security ramifications during natural disasters, few pay attention to the impacts of climate change at the strategic, institutional and operational levels.
U.S. Prepares For New Decade Of War In AsiaDecember 31st, 2010
Like the war that had been America’s longest before now, that in Indochina, the current one is in the Asian continent.
DD-WRT, I Know Where You LiveDecember 31st, 2010
What if you wanted to find the wireless MAC address of someone else’s router – remotely? Thanks to an information disclosure vulnerability in DD-WRT, you can.
U.S. Revokes Venezuelan Ambassador’s VisaDecember 31st, 2010
The United States revoked the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador to Washington in retaliation for President Hugo Chavez’s rejection of a nominated U.S. envoy critical of his government, the U.S. State Department said.
Wikileaks Rest in PeaceDecember 31st, 2010
The original Wikileaks initiative is dead, replaced by a bloated apparatus promising 260,000 cables at slower than a snail’s pace.
California Approves More Big Solar ProjectDecember 31st, 2010
The California Energy Commission on Wednesday approved two more big solar thermal power plants, ending the year having green-lighted a total of nine projects that would generate 4,142.5 megawatts if all were built.
Nellis Air Force Base Ponders New Solar InstallationDecember 31st, 2010
According to Las Vegas Sun reporter Steve Kanigher serious consideration is being given to adding another 18 megawatts of solar energy to Nellis by the end of next year.
Fossil Fuel Giant is Betting on a Bright Future in SolarDecember 31st, 2010
A New Jersey-based electricity provider, which operates nuclear, coal, and natural gas-fired power plants, has embarked on a solar shopping spree.
Floating Wind Turbines — Our Energy Solution in the CloudsDecember 31st, 2010
Wind is a clean, renewable energy source, but there isn’t nearly enough of it down here on the ground. But high in the sky, there are furious jet streams of powerful wind just waiting to be harvested by floating turbines.
Marine Turbine TuberclesDecember 31st, 2010
Bumpy humpback whale fins have given engineers an idea to boost marine turbine power output by applying biomimicry to advanced turbine blade design.
Pittsburgh Steelers Treat Fans to a Solar Powered Tire PumpDecember 31st, 2010
The Pittsburgh Steelers have partnered up with a local environmental initiative to bring a solar powered tire pump to fans tailgating at a game versus the New York Jets.
Bacterial Methane SynergyDecember 31st, 2010
A University of Massachusetts (UMass) research team have discovered anaerobic bacteria that devour their food at a faster rate if they work together, and believe it can help produce methane for renewable energy use.
Wind Energizes Middle School StudentsDecember 31st, 2010
In East Anchorage, Begich Middle School, led by applied technology teacher Scott McKim, wants to be among the first to take advantage of the new, greener climate for wind power.
Wearable Energy HarvesterDecember 31st, 2010
A new wearable thermoelectric and photovoltaic energy harvesting hybrid device from Japanese Fujitsu Laboratories generates electricity from both heat and light.
Wind Energy in Va.?December 31st, 2010
A proposal states that adding wind turbines in the Fredericksburg area can be a way to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Ohio Bucks GMO TrendDecember 31st, 2010
Farmers in Ohio are saying no to franken crops.
Think HUGE for 2011December 31st, 2010
Together we can create a better world but only if we step up and do the right thing. Now is the time.
Please Do NOT Donate to WikidpediaDecember 29th, 2010
Wikipedia is begging for large amounts of cash – here is why you shouldn’t give them any, ever.
America In Decline: A Society In DenialDecember 29th, 2010
America is in a rapid decline economically, politically, socially and culturally and nothing significant is being done to change the downward spiral.
Propaganda: Conversations With HitlerDecember 29th, 2010
In 1940 America commissioned a book of propaganda against Hitler to create greater support for entering the war. Many of the lies in the book have become accepted as historical fact.
January NewsletterDecember 29th, 2010
Now that all the major holidays… of all persuasions… are behind us, we can all concentrate on the next phase in our life.
Subsiding StormDecember 29th, 2010
For those who are science buffs aware of the recent geomagnetic disturbance, well, here’s the good news. The geomagnetic storm of Dec. 28th is subsiding.
Virus Implicated in Bee Colony Collapse DisorderDecember 29th, 2010
Penn State researchers have found that native pollinators, like wild bees and wasps, are infected by the same viral diseases as honey bees and that these viruses are transmitted via pollen.
‘Homeland’ inSecurity Coming to Hotels, MallsDecember 28th, 2010
The U.S. is expanding its ghestapo activities at hotels and shopping malls, as well as trains and ports.
A Defense for Assassinating U.S. Citizen?December 28th, 2010
On its way to the Supreme Court is the first-ever ruling on whether a president — without ever going to a judge — can order the assassination of an American for terrorism.
Pulitzer Winner: US Empire Could Collapse at Any TimeDecember 28th, 2010
America’s military and economic empire could collapse at any time, but predicting the precise day, week or month of its potential demise is unattainable, according to a former New York Times war correspondent.
Why Was Monsanto’s Neotame Allowed a USDA Certification?December 28th, 2010
The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been dropped for its super clone, Neotame. And no one is clear why this was allowed to happen.
Grocery Stores Erect Fake “Farmer’s Markets” to Trick ShoppersDecember 28th, 2010
Grocery stores across the country have begun appropriating the term “farmer’s market” as a way to appeal to more environmentally and socially conscious consumers.
Foodborne Illness Estimates: CDC’s Inflated Scare TacticDecember 28th, 2010
The Center for Disease Control seems to be using its scare tactic by using assumed and inflated figures about food borne illnesses.
Banks, WikiLeaks, and the TruthDecember 28th, 2010
What would happen if a clutch of big banks decided that a particularly irksome blogger or other organization was “too risky”? What if they decided to shut down financial access to anybody who would reveal irksome truths about their operations?
ADL to Attack Journalists, Publications Tying Israel to WikileaksDecember 28th, 2010
ADL’s website is defending Wikileaks and Julian Assange and attacking news sources that print materials either critical of Julian Assange or citing Israel’s involvement with Wikileaks.
‘Peace with Palestinians, Forbidden’December 28th, 2010
In a further blow to peace in the Middle East, Israel’s foreign minister has ruled out a comprehensive agreement with Palestinians as “impossible” and “forbidden.”
Chavez Cleaning Up Drug ProblemDecember 28th, 2010
Venezuela has detained 12,376 people for drug-related crimes this year, about 40 percent more than in 2009, as the South American nation continues to be a major shipment route, authorities said.
Prosecute Catholic Abuse Coverups NowDecember 28th, 2010
Many of the vile catholic criminals behind the wholesale sexual abuse of children in Ireland remain free with the full support of the Vatican.
Drug Industry Fraud UncheckedDecember 28th, 2010
The drug industry’s criminal activity is well-known and documented but is rarely prosecuted.
Greedy Wal-Mart Strikes AgainDecember 28th, 2010
The empire of greed and cheap crap has screwed over its employees even further. Boycott greed and malice – Boycott Wal-Mart.
Author of Pedo Guide ArrestedDecember 28th, 2010
The Author of a how-to manual for pedophiles which was sold on Amazon has finally been arrested.
Putin Orders Russia to Dump Microsoft SoftwareDecember 28th, 2010
Russian strong-man Putin has ordered the Russian govt. to stop using Microsoft software and switch to open-source Linux.
Lunatics Wage War on Net NeutralityDecember 28th, 2010
Right-wing morons are being used to misleed their followers down a path to information fascism.
As Intended, The Gulf of Mexico is DyingDecember 28th, 2010
The continuing BP oil spill is causing the collapse of the Gulf of Mexico eco-system and is reducing the Earth’s oxygen generation ability because most oxygen is produced by ocean plankton.
Sea Shepherd Dog Catches Chinese DiplomatDecember 28th, 2010
Baggage inspection dogs supplied by Sea Shepherd caught a Chinese Diplomat trying to smuggle slaughtered marine life out of the Galapagos. Good Dogs!
How The New Food Fascism Laws Could Be UsedDecember 28th, 2010
Given the nature of the U.S. govt., it is very likely that the new laws will be used to deny people the right to grow their own food.
Fluoride Exposure Causes Lower IQDecember 27th, 2010
Another study confirms that fluoride is a powerful neurotoxin that enters the brain and impairs brain function.
Why is the North Magnetic Pole Racing Toward Siberia?December 27th, 2010
The north pole is moving rapidly towards Siberia.
U.S. Tried to Retaliate Against Europe over FrankincropsDecember 27th, 2010
The leaked cables document how the US intended to retailiate against Europe for trying to protect themselves from toxic genetically engineered crops.
Africa Glows With Renewable EnergyDecember 27th, 2010
Now that the Chinese are manufacturing low-cost solar technology it is feasible for even African villagers to employ small-scale solar power.
Religious Freedom = Terrorism in TennesseeDecember 27th, 2010
A simple letter from the ACLU encouraging religious freedom in schools was flagged for suspicion of terrorism by the TN Homeland inSecurity.
America Chooses More WarDecember 27th, 2010
The US Congress has approved a massive military budget that will be used to further terrorize the world, enrich criminal corporations and manufacture enemies.
Breastfed Boys Perform BetterDecember 25th, 2010
There is no substitute for mother’s milk for healthy child development.
It’s OK to Admit That Hasidic Jews are Intolerant of GoyimDecember 24th, 2010
Not all jews hate non-jews but many jews do and in reality it should be OK to admit the fact.
Boy Arrested for Using Wrong Type of PenDecember 24th, 2010
A 13 year old boy was arrested in Oklahoma for using a banned sharpie pen. Only in Duhmerika or North Korea could this happen.
Steve Wozniak to FCC: Keep the Internet FreeDecember 24th, 2010
Steve Wozniak’s thoughtful and biographical letter to the FCC encouraging them to really support Net Neutrality.
Billions Wasted by US in AfghanistanDecember 24th, 2010
Surprise! Waste and fraud in the U.S. efforts to ‘rebuild’ Afghanistan have cost taxpayers billions of dollars, a special investigator said on Monday.
Jorge Rafaél Videla and the Argentine JuntaDecember 24th, 2010
Bio of Jorge Videla and timeline of his atrocities
Hunger and Homelessness Stalk U.S. CitiesDecember 24th, 2010
Washington can somehow afford to give Trillions to bankers and hundreds of billions to the war industry but little or nothing to Americans made homeless and hungry by govt. policies.
Argentina Still Haunted by its Past, and PresentDecember 24th, 2010
One of Argentina’s worst psychopaths, former Dictator Jorge Videlahas has again been convicted and sentenced to life in prison. However, the culture which spawned such a monster remains deeply flawed and in denial.
Sea Shepherd Confiscates Poaching GearDecember 24th, 2010
While waiting for the whale killers to arrive to battleground, Sea Shepherd has been taking on other poachers.
Obama Pushes Nuclear BoondogglesDecember 24th, 2010
Obama is continuing his pro-nuclear lobbying activities and wants to spend tens of billions of taxpayers money to enrich his friends.
Who’s Who at Wikileaks?December 23rd, 2010
A deeper look into the nature of WikiLeaks reveals that perhaps not all is as it is claimed to be.
30 Years of MUFON Journal Hits Torrent SitesDecember 23rd, 2010
If you are interested in downloading MUFON’s journal from 1967-1997 all 473 issues are now online for the downloading.
New Zealand Releases UFO FilesDecember 23rd, 2010
The govt. of New Zealand has released 2,000 pages of formerly secret UFO files.
Placebos Work – Even Without DeceptionDecember 23rd, 2010
A new study has shown that placebos work even if the person taking them knows they are a placebo.
Great News – Community Radio ExpandedDecember 22nd, 2010
Not all in America is doom and gloom. The suppression of Low power FM community radio will soon be lifted. Let freedom ring!
US Food Fascism Act ApprovedDecember 22nd, 2010
Our elected officials have betrayed us once again and passed a new law that will restrict access to safe and healthy food, violates the Constitution and may ultimately put many small and organic growers and sellers out of business.
Monitoring AmericaDecember 22nd, 2010
The post 9/11 United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators.
Environmentalism, a Plot to Take Over the World?December 22nd, 2010
Climate change has split the Evangelical Christian world asunder. But which side really does matter?
Chinese Weather Manipulation Experiments To IncreaseDecember 22nd, 2010
Chinese officials have vowed to ramp-up efforts to control the weather, announcing on Thursday that they intend to try to use technology to reduce natural disasters and combat droughts.
Are You Next for Electronic Torture?December 22nd, 2010
Do you ever hear a high pitched sound even though your house is totally quiet and there is not electronic equipment on? Have you ever felt a pin prick of pain on your skin? You would easily be a victim of electronic torture like tens of thousands of others.
Travelers Choosing TSA Cancer Over TSA Sex AssaultDecember 22nd, 2010
This holiday season, few American air travelers are opting to be sexually assaulted by TSA and instead, are choosing to be radiated in TSA’s cancer causing scanners.
Jesse Ventura Proves 911 Cover-UpDecember 21st, 2010
Jesse Ventura lets the facts speak for themselves and exposes the involvement of the US govt. in the events of 911.
Wikimania and the First AmendmentDecember 21st, 2010
The mad dog, homicidal demands to destroy the leaders of Wikileaks is anti-democracy and unconstitutional.
FCC Fails to Protect the Internet – Betrays AmericaDecember 21st, 2010
Despite the hype. The Obama Administration voted to allow Internet providers to block wireless applications and competing ‘services’. Traffick slowing was not prohibited.
Doctors Shocked by Spread of Swine Flu – and its SeverityDecember 21st, 2010
H1N1 virus returns, already claiming lives of 10 British adults with early signs that illness has spread to other European countries.
Cancer-Causing Toxin Found in 31 US Cities’ Drinking WaterDecember 21st, 2010
An investigative study released on December 20, 2010 by an environmental group reveals that 31 major cities have tap water tainted with the carcinogen hexavalent chromium.
The Doctor’s Dog Will See You NowDecember 21st, 2010
Therapists use ‘Canine Assistants’ to comfort, cheer patients. Some even senses an anxiety disorder.
Turning Cells Into Energy-Burning Brown FatDecember 21st, 2010
Researchers are continuously conducting studies hoping to find that miraculous weight-loss therapy, and for once, a team of scientists from the Joslin Diabetes Center, found a group of cells in mice, that can be transformed into energy-burning brown fat.
PCB Check Set For New York City SchoolsDecember 21st, 2010
The remediation of PCB present in public schools could cost about $1 billion, according to New York City officials who are seeking additional time before moving forward.
America’s War on Islam: New Republican Offensive PlannedDecember 21st, 2010
Dozens of previous articles addressed America’s war on Islam, discussing victims of America’s war on terror for political advantage, not for threatening national security or public safety.
The Mystery of Missile DefenceDecember 21st, 2010
Dreams of an impenetrable missile shield from Ronald Reagan – who once called the Soviet Union an “evil empire” – are firmly back on the US national security agenda.
Amnesty International Responds to Wikileaks ControversyDecember 21st, 2010
Amnesty International now gives much broader answers to the issue about Wikileaks and the freedom of expression.
Which Does California Need More: Oil or Water?December 21st, 2010
Oil companies are grabbing an increasing share of the water in California’s Central Valley. Last year, oil companies took 83% of the district’s water allocation, according to new data published by High Country News.
Postal Trucks Could Become a Nationwide Data-Collecting NetworkDecember 21st, 2010
The Chief Council to the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission proposed to turn mail trucks into a data-producing nationwide sensor network. Could this be another way for Big Brother to monitor America? Let’s hope not.
Beam Me Up: ‘Teleportation’ Is 2010’s Biggest BreakthroughDecember 21st, 2010
Thanks to physics, and the truly bizarre quirks of quarks, those Star Trek style teleporters may be more than fiction.
Ancient Maya Temples Were Giant Loudspeakers?December 21st, 2010
Ancient Mayana—intentionally or not—may have been turning buildings into giant sound amplifiers and distorters to enthrall or disorient audiences, archaeologists say.
Two Ancient Imperial Mausoleums Located in N. ChinaDecember 21st, 2010
Chinese archaeologists determined on Thursday the exact location of two ancient imperial mausoleums dating back 1,300 years following explorations in north China’s Hebei Province.
Ancient Waves of Mountain Building DiscoveredDecember 21st, 2010
Isotopic ratio analyses conducted on old raindrops have revealed that the onset of a large wave of mountain building began more than 49 million years ago in British Columbia, Canada.
Pluto Has Oceans Under Ice?December 21st, 2010
Frigid Pluto, home to some of our solar system’s chilliest real estate, may well harbor an ocean beneath its miles-thick ice shell, new research suggests.
Earth’s Final Growth SpurtDecember 21st, 2010
What led to water on the interior of the Moon or the formation of the Borealis basin that covers 40 percent of the surface of Mars?
Germans Flee Church in DrovesDecember 20th, 2010
Tens of thousands of Germans left the Catholic church in 2010 after decided they didn’t want to support an organization that preys upon their children.
Pope Actively Protected and Promoted PedosDecember 20th, 2010
Investigations continue to reveal how vile the Catholic Church really is and the role that Joseph Ratzinger played and continues to play in the destruction of children’s lives.
Tuesday: Winter Solstice – Total Lunar Eclipse & Ursid Meteor ShowerDecember 20th, 2010
North Americans with clear skies on Tuesday will have the chance to witness a rare event in the sky.
Diabolical Secrets Of The Rand CorporationDecember 20th, 2010
A deep look into the archives of the Rand corporation reveals the organization to be Satan’s think-tank.
George Will Endorses New, Good Kind of Judicial ActivismDecember 20th, 2010
Judges doing things conservatives like is very different from judges doing things liberals like.
Man Invents Machine To Convert Plastic Into OilDecember 20th, 2010
In an efficient and safe effort to save us from the ill-effects of plastic waste, Akinori Ito has developed a machine which converts plastic back into oil.
Wind Power for an iPhone?December 20th, 2010
The Netherlands is known as a land of windmills, so it makes sense this land would also inspire an inventor to create a wind-powered iPhone charger.
Huge Eruption Rocks the SunDecember 20th, 2010
After a three-month study of the incident that sent shock waves racing across the solar surface, physicists have just presented their findings of what they’re calling the “Great Eruption,” NASA reports.
Astronomers Find First Evidence Of Other UniversesDecember 20th, 2010
Our cosmos was “bruised” in collisions with other universes. Now astronomers have found the first evidence of these impacts in the cosmic microwave background.
Life’s Building Blocks Discovered on Surprising MeteoriteDecember 20th, 2010
Scientists have identified amino acids, a fundamental building block of life, in a meteorite where none were expected.
Life May Have Survived ‘Snowball Earth’ in Ocean PocketsDecember 20th, 2010
Life may have survived a cataclysmic global freeze some 700 million years ago in pockets of open ocean.
8000 Year-old Sun Temple Found in BulgariaDecember 20th, 2010
The oldest temple of the Sun has been discovered in northwest Bulgaria, near the town of Vratsa, aged at more then 8000 years, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 15, 2010.
Lost Ancient Civilisation’s Ruins Lie Beneath GulfDecember 20th, 2010
Could it be that the ancient boat, believed to be the oldest boat so far, may have been used by the refugees from the ancient Garden of Eden?
Earthquake ‘Swarm’ Rattles Arkansas Town and its ResidentsDecember 20th, 2010
The Arkansas Geological Survey is trying to unravel a mystery: What is causing earthquakes in the town of Guy, Arkansas?
Teen Captures Footage of AlienDecember 20th, 2010
An Australian boy has captured footage of what appears to be a mysterious alien creature moving in his backyard.
Object Shot Out of Sky Above Israeli Nuclear Plant, Military SaysDecember 20th, 2010
The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.
Wisconsin Site 1st US Virgin Mary ApparitionDecember 20th, 2010
A Wisconsin site where an apparition of the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared three times to a Belgian-born nun in 1859 has earned the Roman Catholic Church’s designation as the only of its kind in the U.S.
Historians Discover Codes in the Eyes of the Mona LisaDecember 20th, 2010
Recently, it’s not just Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile that’s intriguing, after art detectives took a fresh look at the masterpiece – and noticed something in her eyes.
Woodhenge: Great Discovery Or Just A Farmer’s Fence?December 20th, 2010
The discovery of a wooden version of Stonehenge – a few hundred yards from the famous monument – was hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds for decades. But is it really that?
Residents Losing Sleep Over Loud, Low-Flying PlanesDecember 20th, 2010
Mysterious low-flying planes have been keeping Waterlooville residents awake at night. The rumblings have been going on since early summer and are so loud they can be heard even with the TV on.
Arctic Hybrids Not a Good Sign, Warn ScientistsDecember 17th, 2010
The two grizzly-polar bear hybrids discovered in Canada’s North in recent years may be the tip of the iceberg, warn a trio of U.S. scientists who say the bears are a sign that Arctic biodiversity is at risk.
Dinosaurs Roamed Southwest Alaska in Jurassic PeriodDecember 17th, 2010
Imagine, dinosaurs roaming Southwest Alaska 150 to 200 million years ago. Until last summer, recent discoveries of dinosaur bones and tracks in Alaska had been restricted to the Cretaceous Period, some 80 million years ago.
Obama Brings Back “Duck & Cover”December 17th, 2010
Suppose the unthinkable happened, and ‘someone’ struck New York or another big city with an atom bomb. What should people there do? The government has a surprising new old message.
Martial Law UK: Fact Or Another Conspiracy Theory?December 17th, 2010
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China Stands with North Korea and Criticises US ThreatsDecember 17th, 2010
China has hit back at US criticism over North Korea saying military threats are not the answer.
Kosovo PM is Head of Human Organ and Arms Ring, CE ReportsDecember 16th, 2010
Kosovo’s prime minister is the head of a “mafia-like” Albanian group responsible for smuggling weapons, drugs and human organs through eastern Europe, according to a Council of Europe inquiry.
Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You StupidDecember 16th, 2010
A new survey of American voters shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources.
Heroic, Female and MuslimDecember 16th, 2010
A Somali Muslim woman has confronted armed militias, forced them to back down — and even submit a written apology. Best of all she has created an oasis of refuge for 90,000 displaced people.
Assange Walks Free on Bail in LondonDecember 16th, 2010
Fighting extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, the WikiLeaks founder walked free on bail from a British jail Thursday pledging to continue exposing official secrets.
No Evidence of Time Before Big BangDecember 16th, 2010
Our view of the early Universe may be full of mysterious circles — and even triangles — but that doesn’t mean we’re seeing evidence of events that took place before the Big Bang.
Does Earth’s Surface Interact With Its Interior?December 16th, 2010
The processes that churn away inside the Earth’s interior are notoriously difficult to study, buried under all that rock, and so remain largely mysterious.
First Measurement of Magnetic Field in Earth’s CoreDecember 16th, 2010
A University of California, Berkeley, geophysicist has made the first-ever measurement of the strength of the magnetic field inside Earth’s core, 1,800 miles underground.
How TSA Scanners Rip Apart Your DNADecember 16th, 2010
The scanners used at airports across the USA cause severe and permanent DNA damage that will lead to cancer and a wide range of other serious ailments.
The Permanent War Is Killing Us, Time for SolidarityDecember 16th, 2010
Our current state of permanent war is killing us. Each of us has an issue that we care deeply about. We must stand together strongly on the side of justice so that one day justice will prevail.
Grim Reports Ahead of Afghan ReviewDecember 16th, 2010
Intelligence assessments pessimistic of chances of military success as White House prepares review of conflict.
U.S. House Passes Bill to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ BanDecember 16th, 2010
The House of Representatives has for the second time this year voted to dismantle the U.S. military’s so-called “don’t ask, don’t tell'” policy.
You Are On Your Own. It’s Official!December 16th, 2010
Some of us have known this for a long time. Some of us just found out and some will find out very soon. There are few, if any, elected officials who really care about our interests unless we’re one of the few thousand ultra rich who control Congress and the White House.
BP Accused by Azerbaijan of Stealing Oil Worth $10bnDecember 16th, 2010
Leaked embassy cables reveal Azerbaijan President alleging ‘mild blackmail’ being used by firm to secure rights to develop Azeri gas reserves.
Ron Paul: Break Fed ‘Monopoly,’ Use Gold and Silver as CurrencyDecember 16th, 2010
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who has long been a critic of the US Federal Reserve and central banking as a whole, said he views the Fed as a “monopoly” that could benefit from the introduction of competition.
Paraguayan Govt. Raids Offices of NGO Opposing Chaco ResearchDecember 16th, 2010
Amnesty International criticizes government for raid on group that questioned the impact on indigenous people of a British Natural History Museum expedition to Paraguay’s remote Chaco forest.
After Tripling Tuitions, UK May Ban Student MarchesDecember 16th, 2010
London’s top police officer says he is considering banning student marches in the wake of violent flare-ups at protests opposing a massive increase in university tuition fees.
US May Charge Assange with Conspiring to Leak CablesDecember 16th, 2010
The Justice Dept. is looking at contact between Julian Assange and the alleged source of the leaked State Dept. cables, PFC Bradley Manning, to build a criminal conspiracy case against Assange, report says.
Tobacco Co. Enticed Black Children to Smoke, Jury FindsDecember 16th, 2010
A jury says tobacco firm used free cigarettes to entice black kids to smoke, and commanded the firm to pay for damages.
Leaked Cable: Hike Food Prices to Boost GM Crop ApprovalDecember 15th, 2010
In 2008, US and Spain trade officials strategized how to increase acceptance of genetically modified foods in Europe, including inflating food prices on the commodities market, WikiLeaks revealed.
The Rich Can Have Tax Cuts, Sick Ground Zero Workers Won’tDecember 15th, 2010
As far as tax cuts for the rich go, Republicans are willing to pull out all the stops. But when it comes to health care for Ground Zero workers — well the tax cuts come first.
Halliburton to Bribe Nigeria to Drop Bribery Charges Against Cheney?December 15th, 2010
The massive industrial conglomerate Halliburton has reportedly offered to pay $250 million to settle charges against its former chief executive, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, in a multi-million dollar bribery case.
The US Economy is A Giant Ponzi SchemeDecember 15th, 2010
Bill Gross, Nouriel Roubini, Laurence Kotlikoff, Steve Keen, Michel Chossudovsky and the Wall Street Journal all say that the U.S. economy is a giant Ponzi scheme.
Silencing the WhistleblowerDecember 15th, 2010
The Kremlin has gone beyond sweeping the problem of corruption under the carpet. It is now actively defending corrupt officials and launching attacks against those who expose corrupt officials.
Renminbi: The People’s Global Reserve CurrencyDecember 15th, 2010
The renminbi is starting to go global just as the future of the euro is looking increasingly uncertain. In China, some have taken to calling their currency the hongbi, or “redback”, to rival America’s greenback.
Whistleblower ‘Fed’ NYT and WSJ for Favorable CoverageDecember 15th, 2010
A former health insurance insider turned whistleblower says that he was not only surprised at how “easy” it was to manipulate members of the news media over the years. He routinely “wined and dined” reporters from major news outlets in return for favorable coverage.
Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed Into Body, Found in Human MilkDecember 15th, 2010
A study published in the international science journal Chemospherehas shown that a group of chemicals known as UV filters are turning up in humans internally, and the phenomenon is widespread.
Smoking Increases Risk of Rheumatoid ArthritisDecember 15th, 2010
A Swedish study has revealed that smoking is the cause of about one-third of all cases of severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Acupuncture Might Treat Certain Kind of Lazy EyeDecember 15th, 2010
Acupuncture may be an effective way to treat older children struggling with a certain form of lazy eye, new research from China suggests, although experts say more studies are needed.
Add Flexibility Stretches to Your Workout RoutineDecember 15th, 2010
You probably do your cardio and your weight training religiously. But what about your stretching?
Low Sodium May Increase Elderly Risk For FallsDecember 15th, 2010
A Dutch researcher has linked low-sodium levels to a higher risk of falls and fractures among the elderly.
Narcotic Painkillers May Put Elderly at Risk for Heart AttacksDecember 15th, 2010
Narcotic painkillers, a class of drugs that includes Oxycontin, as well as Darvon and Darvocet, may increase the risk of heart attacks and bone fractures in elderly arthritis patients, a new study has found.
Exercise Eases Chronic Shoulder PainDecember 15th, 2010
Patients with chronic shoulder pain treated with exercises returned to work sooner than those treated with shockwaves, researchers in Norway said.
Egg Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Poor RegulationDecember 15th, 2010
The massive egg recall that sickened more than 1,900 people since this May, is shedding light on some gaps in how food in the U.S. is regulated.
Confusing Your Muscles Can Help You Stay in ShapeDecember 15th, 2010
You may have heard the term in passing at the gym. It’s called muscle confusion, and it’s the latest rage in fitness.
Spiritual Ecology: The Solution to Our Climate Change Crisis?December 15th, 2010
Can we respond to the true nature of global climate change from just an economic or political perspective? Perhaps Spiritual Ecology might be the solution to our ecological crisis.
The New Fountain Of YouthDecember 15th, 2010
A recent study has shown that the aging process can be genetically reversed.
U.S. EPA Wants to Destroy Honey BeesDecember 14th, 2010
If you ever wanted confirmation of your suspicions that the U.S. EPA is both stupid and evil, now you have it.
Who is Really Behind Wikileaks?December 14th, 2010
Michel Chossudovsky makes his thoughtful and logical case for why Wikileaks is not what it pretends to be and is likely a front for sinister forces.
Heroic GOP War Critic – Traitor or Patriot?December 14th, 2010
When was it ever deemed “patriotic” to defy wrongheaded national wars, or insurgencies, good, bad, or indifferent? Domestic or foreign? Like, “once” upon a time?
How the U.S. Govt Can Engage in Aggression Against the PeopleDecember 14th, 2010
Two Senators are manipulatively counting on Americans to have no knowledge or memory of the Espionage Act, which was designed deliberately to be used specifically and viciously to silence people.
Ad Networks Owned by Google, Microsoft Serve MalwareDecember 14th, 2010
Two of the world’s biggest ad serving networks – one owned by Google and the other by Microsoft – have been caught delivering booby-trapped banner ads that infect computers with malware.
First ‘Global Cyberwar’ is Battle of AmateursDecember 14th, 2010
The Internet drama precipitated by WikiLeaks’ release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables has been called the first “global cyberwar.” But at closer look it’s really more of an amateur brawl.
SWAT Executes Three Dogs, Mocks Owners Cleaning Up Their BloodDecember 14th, 2010
The Intel Hub Radio Show Shepard, on Sunday interviewed Eric and his cousin who had their dogs killed during a SWAT raid by trigger happy law enforcement officials.
GMO Health RisksDecember 14th, 2010
Starting in 1996, Americans have been eating genetically modified (GM) ingredients in most processed foods. Why isn’t the FDA protecting us?
Methyl Iodide Pesticide Gets State Approval Despite Links to CancerDecember 14th, 2010
California regulators approved a pesticide for use by fruit and vegetable growers despite heavy opposition from environmental and farmworker groups that cited its links to cancer.
Signs Show Man Made Global Warming is Definitely Still HappeningDecember 14th, 2010
There are actually a lot of signs that man made global warming is very much a live issue and that there’s more of it happening than ever, says a top scientist.
Congressman Baird Called On Israel To Stop Shooting ChildrenDecember 14th, 2010
Congressman Brian Baird in a bid to congressional peers had the following to say to his fellow delegates about the Israeli policy of shooting Palestinian children.
Navy Test Fires Electromagnetic CannonDecember 14th, 2010
The Navy has a new ‘toy’ that they can use to effectively harm others with. There goes your taxes.
Huge Wave of Coal Plant Closures Coming, New Reports FindDecember 14th, 2010
New and emerging EPA regulations are going to force a huge wave of coal-plant retirements.
New Technology Could Save Base MillionsDecember 14th, 2010
Engineers at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. could soon be using an emerging technology to help clean the environment and save the Air Force money.
China Is Pursuing Fusion Power, Teleportation?December 14th, 2010
Nowadays, China is beating up on America and the West in almost everything. But it doesn’t want to stop there. The Chinese are pulling ahead in fields like quantum communications and even teleportation.
Biomass for a Clean Energy Future: ConferenceDecember 14th, 2010
The clear message of the conference was that biomass (including residual waste) has the potential to play a significant role in clean renewable energy generation.
Another Sahara Desert Solar Project to Power the World by 2050?December 14th, 2010
If you haven’t heard about this project yet, it is a HUGE, renewable energy project with a ton of cool features.
Fantastic Solar Plastic BreakthroughDecember 14th, 2010
A company that has spent years developing an organic solar technology, says its “Power Plastic” has set a new record, achieving a 8.3 percent efficiency rate in converting sunlight into electricity.
NY City Gets Its First Hydrogen-Fueled Hybrid Ferry BoatDecember 14th, 2010
Staten Island Ferry, move over: there’s a new ferry coming to town, and it’s fully loaded with sustainable energy features.
Europe Looks for Oil AlternativesDecember 14th, 2010
Electric vehicles and a better use of methanol are some key issues that Europeans need to consider to ease their dependence on oil, scientists said in Brussels.
NASA Pact Will Bring Research Park to ColoradoDecember 14th, 2010
Northern Colorado will be home to a new research park focused on aerospace and clean energy manufacturing under a new pact between NASA and a manufacturing trade association.
Student Project That Converts Waste Into Energy Bags Top PrizeDecember 14th, 2010
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition has named the companies and student groups that took home prizes at last week’s final event in Ann Arbor, MI.
Vatican Fronts for MafiaDecember 13th, 2010
As the Vatican mafia money laundering scandal proceeds things are looking bad for the Vatican Bank and Pope.
Social Engineering by WikileakDecember 13th, 2010
CIA operation Wikileaks is being used exactly as intended to shape the thoughts and feelings of the world.
Haitian Contractors Denied Aid ContractsDecember 13th, 2010
The Obama gang is following the same old imperialist ‘Aid’ play-book by using the money to enrich its buddies while blocking local contractor participation.
Nanoscale Silver a Potential HazardDecember 13th, 2010
Nano-silver is showing up in hundreds of consumer products despite the fact that its safety has not been well researched and prior knowledge indicates that caution is the only sane approach.
Justice Dept.’s “Anti-Terrorism” Law Expansion Targeting ActivistsDecember 13th, 2010
Ain’t it hilarious that the Justice Department is going after activists (in most cases, peaceful) as terrorists, yet refuse to arrest and prosecute two of the biggest terrorists of out lifetime: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney?
The Greater TraitorDecember 13th, 2010
Both Irish prime minister, Brian Cowen, and American president, Barack Obama are carrying out the same mission– plunging the bulk of the citizenry of their nations into debt peonage, so that bankers and the rich can prosper. Which of the two is the greater Judas to his nation?
Their Fear of DemocracyDecember 13th, 2010
Police once again stepped up the level of repression against demonstrators, including the use of its tactic of hemming in protesters and refusing to let them leave for hours.
President NAFTA Backs President ShaftaDecember 13th, 2010
Former President Clinton, on Friday, took the podium from President Obama in the White House briefing room to help shove the Obama-GOP tax deal down the throats of Democratic activists and Congress members.
Canada, U.S. on Verge of North American Trade, Security ’Perimeter’December 13th, 2010
A landmark deal is at hand between Canada and the United States to form a trade and security perimeter around the continent with an eye to easing the flow of goods and people across the border.
New Hope to Stop Violence Against WomenDecember 13th, 2010
Pending legislation would place efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women at the center of the U.S. foreign policy and international aid agenda.
Japan Plans Military Shift to Focus More on ChinaDecember 13th, 2010
Japan is about to release new military guidelines that would reduce its heavy armored and artillery forces pointed north toward Russia in favor of creating more mobile units that could respond to China’s growing presence near its southernmost islands.
PA: Clinton Should Have Blamed IsraelDecember 13th, 2010
Officials in Ramallah disappointed Israel not held accountable for stalemate in peace process. Ashrawi: How can we believe Americans if they couldn’t get Israel to restrain settlement building.
Russian Spy Gets Job with Oil Company Rosneft: ReportDecember 13th, 2010
One of the Russian spies deported from the United States in a Cold-War style spy swap in July has been named an advisor at Russia’s largest oil company.
Leaking Covert WarsDecember 13th, 2010
While the Obama administration was insisting publicly that its role in Yemen was limited to training the country’s military forces US Special Operations forces were conducting offensive operations in Yemen, including airstrikes.
Pilots Protest Dangerous Industry TrendDecember 13th, 2010
Pilots strongly object to two airlines expanding their fleet of smaller aircraft, commonly referred as regional jets. These jets are generally flown by lower-paid and less-experienced pilots.
Money Laundering Scandal Rocks Vatican BankDecember 13th, 2010
This is no ordinary bank. Nevertheless, the Institute for Religious Works is a bank, and it’s under harsh new scrutiny in a case involving money-laundering allegations.
TB Once Again Stalking the ArcticDecember 13th, 2010
The pernicious disease written so indelibly upon Inuit history and psychology is making an unwelcome return to the North. This week, Nunavut recorded its 98th case of tuberculosis in 2010, the most logged in the territory’s 11-year history.
Aurora Not Returning Money It Seized, Despite a Court OrderDecember 11th, 2010
After they were pulled over in a traffic stop that didn’t even result in a traffic ticket, two brothers were quite literally ‘robbed’ of their family’s savings by the City government of Aurora.
Iranian Missiles in Venezuela?December 10th, 2010
It is being reported that Iran plans to put missiles in Venezuela. However, Iran and Venezuela both make statements that are never followed up by action.
Virus Boosts Battery Output 10xDecember 10th, 2010
Researchers have discovered that a virus can greatly boost the output of lithium-ion batteries.
Julian Assange Should be Awarded Nobel Peace PrizeDecember 10th, 2010
By exposing some of America’s war mongering, lies and other illegal activities Wikileaks has certainly done more for peace than Obama ever dreamed of doing.
Tar Sands Expansion Faces Growing OppositionDecember 10th, 2010
Equipment manufactured in Korea to expand the insane tar sands project in Alberta, Canada will be hauled by river and road through the US where the new industrial supply corridor is facing stiff opposition. Sign the petition.
Another Government Handout…For the RichDecember 10th, 2010
Another giveaway to the rich is being justified in the name of “bipartisan compromise.”
Secret GOP Plan: Push States to Declare Bankruptcy, Smash UnionsDecember 10th, 2010
Congressional Republicans appear to be methodically executing a plan that would avoid federal bailout of spendthrift states and cripple public employee unions by pushing cash-strapped states to declare bankruptcy.
Money Rules in U.S. PoliticsDecember 10th, 2010
The US is a land of extremes: climatic, economic and ideological. But amid the turbulent craziness of American politics, there is one constant: money rules.
U.S. Fiscal Health Worse than Europe’s: China AdviserDecember 10th, 2010
The U.S. dollar will be a safe investment for the next six to 12 months because global markets are focused on the euro zone’s troubles but America’s fiscal health is worse than Europe’s.
NATO Developed Secret Contingency Plans for Baltic StatesDecember 10th, 2010
The South Ossetia war in August 2008 made the Baltic states worry about the prospect of a Russian attack. The diplomatic cables reveal how Baltic politicians persuaded NATO to prepare a new strategy to defend their countries.
House Passes DREAM Act, But Will Face Tough Senate VoteDecember 10th, 2010
The proposal’s success is much less likely in the Senate, where a GOP filibuster will require 60 votes for passage. Most of the bill’s opponents haven’t changed their positions over the last 3 years.
Controversial Chemical BPA Found on Paper MoneyDecember 10th, 2010
Bisphenol-A, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to cancer, diabetes, early puberty and neurological problems, might now be lurking in your wallet.
Chicago Police Will Taser Just About AnyoneDecember 10th, 2010
The Chicago police have used tasers on people 683 times, which is 486 more than in 2009. The department more than doubled its taser arsenal, and stopped investigating every taser-related incident.
Sea Shepherd Offers NZ$11,500 Reward for Conviction of Seal KillersDecember 10th, 2010
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is offering NZ$11,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the brutal December 2010 clubbing of 23 fur seals at the Kaikoura colony in New Zealand’s South Island.
Wikileaks: Stop Us? You’ll Have to Shut Down the WebDecember 10th, 2010
“This is a turning tide and starting a trend that you can’t really stop unless you want to shut down the Internet.” – Wikileaks’ spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson
The New Wave of Student RevoltDecember 10th, 2010
The protest means more than fees. If they resist education cuts, it would boost opposition to the whole austerity drive.
Top Israel Rabbis: Don’t Sell Property to Non-JewsDecember 10th, 2010
Three dozen top Israeli rabbis threw their support Tuesday behind a religious ruling barring Jews from selling or renting homes to non-Jews.
Google Shows Secret Base On the Moon?December 10th, 2010
Google’s Moon images seem to show a lunar city of 30ft buildings in grid-like patterns, which may be a secret base of some kind.
Nine Surprising Items Made with Animal IngredientsDecember 10th, 2010
If you thought that by quitting meat or at least going weekday vegetarian you were doing your part to avoid the horrors of factory farming, think again.
The Quaid ConspiracyDecember 10th, 2010
Randy Quaid and his wife say “Hollywood Star Whackers” are out to get them, the reason why they are on the run. The author probes the couple’s nightmare reality, which has turned them into outlaws.
The Lighter Side of WikiLeaksDecember 10th, 2010
When it comes to WikiLeaks, not every news story about the whistle-blower group has to be so doom and gloom.
Nanosatellite Successfully Ejected from Free-Flying MicrosatelliteDecember 10th, 2010
NASA successfully ejected a nanosatellite from a free-flying microsatellite, demonstrating the capability to deploy a small cubesat payload from an autonomous microsatellite in space.
Military One Step Closer to Battlefield Holograms?December 10th, 2010
Two years ago the University of New Hampshire started working on some Pentagon-funded holographic weapons research. Since then, another university team has turned holograms into a reality — but not as tools of war. Not yet, at least.
‘Lightfoil’ Idea Shows Light Can Provide LiftDecember 10th, 2010
Just as air causes lift on the wings of an aeroplane, light can do the same trick, researchers have said.
Could Bacteria Destroy the Titanic, Ultimately?December 10th, 2010
The tip of the iceberg was really just…the tip of the iceberg. For the second time, the R.M.S. Titanic could be seeing its last days.
NASA’s Arsenic Microbe Science SlammedDecember 10th, 2010
A recent high-profile astrobiology discovery led by a NASA scientist is being called into question by a B.C. microbiologist, who says the science was sloppy. Even the peer review smelled fishy, sort of.
The Great Pyramid Was Not Built By AliensDecember 10th, 2010
What leading Egyptologist Dr Alaaeldin Shaheen did NOT say to ignite a debate that will run and run.
Bentwaters UFO Case Had Nuclear Weapons ConnectionDecember 10th, 2010
In December 26, 1980, USAF Security Policemen stumbled upon a triangular-shaped UFO. Nearby was the Weapons Storage Area (WSA), which at that time, held the largest stockpile of tactical nuclear bombs in Western Europe.
Silver Surfer UFO/Fireballs in Santa Monica?December 10th, 2010
A man is now asking others whether they have also seen the object in the sky which he saw and caught on video on December 1st, 2010 at 5:09pm in Santa Monica, California.
Conspiracies of the NASA KindDecember 10th, 2010
Nick Redfern never imagined he would uncover stories of truly conspiratorial, ufological and even paranormal nature. His investigations, resulted to what he collectively calls, the NASA Conspiracies.
‘Shape Shifting’ Object Photographed Over Orchard ParkDecember 10th, 2010
An Orchard Park, NY, witness reports watching and photographing a “shape shifting object” observed for six minutes, that seemed to “go from solid to a light-energy form.”
Hills Alive with UFOsDecember 10th, 2010
A prospector who went to find gold in the hills thinks he may have found something better – evidence that aliens really do exist.
Chile: The Llaima Volcano ObjectDecember 10th, 2010
Mr. Eric Martinez of Chile’s CIFAE organization presents a spectacular photo of an unidentified object over Chile’s Llaima Volcano.
Man-Eating Tree: Fact or Fantasy?December 10th, 2010
A German traveller in the 1880s called Karl Lache wrote to the Polish Doctor, Omelius Fredlowski, describing a human sacrifice he had seen in Madagascar – a woman had been devoured by a tree.
Alien Mind Control Sexual Behaviors of Alien Abductees?December 10th, 2010
After abductions, aliens through implants and mind control, can and do “turn up” the sexual energies of alien abductees in a purported attempt to “study” human response/coping behaviors.
National Geographic Episode Features Phaistos DiskDecember 10th, 2010
In an episode of “Ancient X-Files” on the National Geographic Channel, a linguistic code cracker attempts to solve the riddle of one of the most mysterious ancient objects; the Phaistos Disk.
‘UFO Crash’ Concerns Rock TyrolDecember 10th, 2010
A spaceship of aliens may have crashed in the Austrian Alps, extraterrestrial life enthusiasts have claimed.
New Star Found with Diamond GlitterDecember 10th, 2010
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but it’s fake diamonds that have impressed astronomers. They have discovered a star that glitters with zirconium, a material often used to make fake diamonds.
ETs, To Intervene in Earth’s Ecology?December 10th, 2010
A second, independent fulfillment of a predicted UFO sighting on Nov. 24, 2010 over New York City by reported UFO ships have apparently confirmed ET plans to intervene to clean Earth’s environment.
Earthquake Lights – Friends from Higher Places?December 9th, 2010
Earth lights phenomena reported in the locality of faulted ridges with seismic activity may indicate a physical relationship between UFOs and earthquake activity.
Scientists Discover Solar Powered HornetsDecember 9th, 2010
The Oriental hornet has a unique ability to harvest solar energy, scientists have discovered.
X Particle Explains Dark Matter and AntimatterDecember 9th, 2010
A new hypothetical particle could solve two cosmic mysteries at once: what dark matter is made of, and why there’s enough matter for us to exist at all.
Poll: World is Growing More CorruptDecember 9th, 2010
One person in four worldwide paid a bribe during the past year, according to study by Transparency International.
Cables Reveal Background of Pro-Dictator U.S. PolicyDecember 9th, 2010
After the Soviet collapse in 1991 U.S. policy toward Central Asia was transparently cynical: support the dictators, screw the people.
Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend?December 9th, 2010
What if the greatest scam ever perpetrated was blatantly exposed, and the US media didn’t cover it? Does that mean the scam could keep going? That’s what we are about to find out.
Military Urged to Stock Kitchens with Toxic Gulf WasteDecember 9th, 2010
To aid in the BP oil spill coverup the Obamites are urging the military to feed soldiers as many toxic dead creatures as possible. After all, soldiers are disposible resources while BP profit’s are one of America’s highest priorities.
Highway Robbery and the Progressive FutureDecember 9th, 2010
Protecting the most vulnerable members of society is not a liberal idea. It is the basic moral intuition of every philosophical and religious tradition. These policies should never, ever be the subject of political negotiation.
5 Ways Homeowners Are Victimized by Wrongful Bank ForeclosureDecember 9th, 2010
The issue at the center of the foreclosure scandal isn’t the use of robo-signers and paperwork shortcuts. It’s whether the banks’ mistakes and lack of due diligence caused people to face wrongful foreclosures.
The Pentagon Continues to Overpay for Everything; Let’s Fix ItDecember 9th, 2010
Editor Dina Rasor outlines an essential first step toward regaining control over the notoriously corrupt Department of Defense contracting system.
Were Fake Documents Planted to Encourage an Attack on Iran?December 9th, 2010
Documents at the center of the case against Iran show telltale signs of fraud.
Freedom Fighters Returning to BattlefieldDecember 9th, 2010
A report on former detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should prompt the Obama administration to change its mind about closing the facility, a lawmaker says. America needs to be the bully in order to create more enemies.
Canada’s Ecological Footprint – Reason to Restrict Immigration?December 9th, 2010
The Centre for Immigration Policy Reform is using environmental arguments to push for more restrictive immigration policies in Canada. This policy group is made up of prominent figures of the political right.
Immigrants Blamed for Water Shortages in the SouthwestDecember 9th, 2010
The anti-immigrant movement, under groups like The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), blame immigrants and population levels in the American Southwest for lack of water and potential water shortages.
Misusing Cesar Chavez in Immigration DebateDecember 9th, 2010
This past spring, the National Council of La Raza called on congress to honor Chavez’s legacy by passing immigration reform.
Human Rights-Based Approaches to Maternal Death in the U.S.December 9th, 2010
Amnesty International released a report entitled Deadly Delivery concerning the maternal health care crisis in the United States including how this crisis disproportionately affects marginalized communities.
Large Majority Strongly Opposes Republican’s “Plans” for WomenDecember 9th, 2010
The new Republican House leadership have a long list of bills they want to pass to restrict women’s health and rights. Voters say: Not so fast.
Note to Religious Liberals: God Does Take SidesDecember 9th, 2010
If the religious left (such as it is) wants to be effective on economic issues—tax cuts, employment, child nutrition—it’s going to have to learn to take sides too.
GOP WackopediaDecember 9th, 2010
The Republican Party’s bizarre wackopedia seems to contain no discernible boundaries. Repeatedly, these corporate supplicants oppose any measure that will directly help U.S. citizens, the environment, small taxpayers and even investor-shareholders.
The Russians Did Better … So Why Did They Lose?December 8th, 2010
US forces have now stayed longer in Afghanistan than the Soviet army during Moscow’s ill-fated intervention. Some US officials wonder if they might not learn something from Soviet failures and successes.
War? No Worries! US Media ‘Fluff’ Focus Blamed for Numbing NationDecember 8th, 2010
Americans consider the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan among the less important problems facing their country – according to a recent opinion poll.
Scientists Fight Inhofe Attack on Climate FundDecember 8th, 2010
A group of four Republican senators, led by climate denier Sen. Jim Inhofe, lashed out at the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the poorest and most vulnerable people of the world from climate disasters.
What Would a Black Hole Really Look Like?December 8th, 2010
What would you see if you went right up to a black hole? Eerie Nasa image shows universe’s most mysterious phenomenon up close.
Information Terrorists?December 8th, 2010
WikiLeaks is under concerted attack from the US government. Also under attack by the US government is the whole idea of freedom of thought and of information.
Assange ‘Rape’ Accuser Linked to Notorious CIA OperativeDecember 8th, 2010
One of the women accusing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes appears to have worked with a group that has connections to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Turning the Air Into a CommodityDecember 8th, 2010
As the world’s politicians gather, protesters march against the Cancún climate change summit’s ‘false solutions’.
MasterCard Site Partially Frozen by Hackers in WikiLeaks ‘Revenge’December 8th, 2010
‘Operation: Payback’ hacks into MasterCard site over payment network’s decision to cease taking donations to WikiLeaks.
Julian Assange Captured by World’s Dating PoliceDecember 8th, 2010
Naomi Wolf, the bestselling author of The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, writes a satirical letter regarding the Interpol’s new found “commitment” to protect women from two-timing men.
Lebanese Newspaper Publishes Files Not Found on WikiLeaksDecember 8th, 2010
Nearly 200 previously unreported U.S. diplomatic cables were posted on the website of Lebanese newspaper.
TSA Frisks Groom Children for MolestationDecember 8th, 2010
American has certainly gone insane. The senseless fondling of children by airport security staff will help make it easier for pedophiles to molest children and will attract more pedophiles to apply for a TSA job where they get paid to molest kids.
Rabid Rabbis Make Israel a Racist StateDecember 8th, 2010
Fifty Israeli rabbis have signed an open letter warning Jews not to rent or sell property to non-Jews, saying those who do should be “ostracized”.
Sea Shepherd Makes History with GojiraDecember 8th, 2010
Sea Shepherd’s new super fast boat is Australian registered and will be used to save whales on behalf of Australians.
The Decline and Fall of the American EmpireDecember 8th, 2010
A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.
A Plunge with No End in SightDecember 8th, 2010
Despite widespread claims of economic recovery, the housing bubble appears to be continuing its deflation. What does this mean? Simply, the so-called “housing crisis” has not yet hit bottom.
The CIA: A Law Unto ItselfDecember 8th, 2010
The problem with the CIA et al. is not the intelligence they collect but the operations they conduct. These are criminal. And almost no one appears to care.
SHIELDing the Truth: U.S. Aim to ‘Kill the Messenger’December 8th, 2010
On Dec. 2nd, extremist Senators John Ensign (R-NV), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Scott Brown (R-MA) introduced a bill entitled the Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination Act (SHIELD), effectively criminalizing whistleblowers.
CDC and EPA Caught Withholding Truth About Toxic Drinking WaterDecember 8th, 2010
A recent story from The Washington Post reveals that the U.S. CDC and the U.S. EPA knowingly dragged their feet on releasing an important report about the dangers of contaminated drinking water supplies.
Fooling the SuperpowerDecember 8th, 2010
When an Afghan man can impersonate a Taliban commander and start negotiating with the U.S., you know the war is hopeless.
When Interpol Cares About Sexual AssaultDecember 8th, 2010
Since when is Interpol [the investigative arm of the International Criminal Court at The Hague] so vigilant about violence against women? If women’s security is suddenly Interpol’s priority–that’s big news!
If An Island State Vanishes, Is It Still A Nation?December 8th, 2010
What happens if the 61,000 Marshallese must abandon their low-lying atolls? Would they still be a nation? With a U.N. seat? With control of their old fisheries and their undersea minerals? Who, precisely, would they and their children become?
Get Sabra Hummus Off CampusDecember 8th, 2010
The close association between Sabra-brand hummus and a notorious IDF brigade makes it the ideal target for a national boycott campaign.
Hidden Tutoring Centers Provide ‘Unnatural’ EducationDecember 8th, 2010
At first glance, it’s a hoax: a storefront for a Museum of Unnatural History, complete with a bizarre animal skeleton visible through the front window and unicorn tears for sale. Perfect for luring in curious children.
WikiWitchhuntDecember 8th, 2010
U.S. POLITICIANS are baying for the blood of Julian Assange, head of the muckraking Web site WikiLeaks.
U.S. War Veterans Being Killed with High-Dose Psychiatric DrugsDecember 8th, 2010
Questions are being raised over whether a widely prescribed anti-psychotic drug may be contributing to the deaths of traumatized U.S. war veterans.
Chronic Disease or Bad Medicine?December 8th, 2010
For years, doctors have been diagnosing patients with “chronic Lyme disease,” which can take years to treat and cost thousands. But little clinical evidence exists that the disease is even real.
H1N1 Vaccine Linked to 700 Percent Increase in MiscarriagesDecember 8th, 2010
Recent data presented to the U.S. CDC Advisory Committee on Children’s Vaccines has revealed some shocking information about the effects of the H1N1 / swine flu vaccine on pregnant women.
Connecticut Researchers Using Snakes to Study How Fears DevelopDecember 8th, 2010
An ongoing study at Hartford Hospital designed to get a better sense of how fears develop in the brain, and how the brain banishes those fears.
Walking beats Cancer All By ItselfDecember 8th, 2010
Nearly 10,000 cancers could be prevented in the United Kingdom alone if people took several brisk walks per week, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund.
Avoid the Common Cold With These 5 Easy StepsDecember 8th, 2010
You want to enjoy the season to the fullest, so how do you avoid the inconvenience of having a cold and being down for the count? Here are some simple lifestyle steps that can help.
Listeria Prompts Wisconsin Firm to Recall Fish SpreadsDecember 8th, 2010
Potential Listeria contamination has prompted a recall of trout and smoked salmon spreads by Rushing Waters Fisheries of Palmyra, Wisconsin.
Latest Hollywood Diet May Cause Bad BreathDecember 8th, 2010
Eating only protein-based diet can cause bad breath, among other unsavory side effects. A person consuming only protein (most likely includes animal products) would most likely have very unpleasant breath.
Pomegranates Prevent InfectionsDecember 8th, 2010
Pomegranates have been found to be one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits in the world, and a new Israeli study has demonstrated the fruit’s amazing ability to fight and prevent infection.
Lack of Vitamin D Makes Kids FatDecember 8th, 2010
Scientists have found another reason why countless youngsters may be too chubby — a lack of vitamin D.
Good News—Food Safety Bill Suddenly on Life Support!December 8th, 2010
The Senate’s controversial FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) now appears to be dead in the water.
Alberta Govt Earmarks $19M in Mental-Health Funding for SchoolsDecember 8th, 2010
The Alberta government will invest $19.2 million in school-based mental-health programs over the next three years aimed at preventing mental illness among children and families.
The Positively Best Method to Know You are NegativeDecember 8th, 2010
Free, and confidential, HIV Testing has been available at the IU South Bend Health and Wellness Center for years. A simple test that’s as quick as it does to cook a frozen food.
A Holiday Gift of Fitness for YouDecember 8th, 2010
There is a holiday gift inside of you right now, and it’s the ability to think rationally, set an immediate and obtainable goal, and then to act upon those decisions, such as taking care of your health and wellness.
Obstructive Sleep ApneaDecember 8th, 2010
The most common symptoms of this life threatening condition are awaking in the morning without feeling refreshed, irritability and poor concentration.
Some Employers Offering Wellness Programs to Cut Health CostsDecember 8th, 2010
Like the rest of the faculty and staff at Philadelphia’s Springside School, Frank V. Aloise Jr. totally buys into the idea of good health as an important employee value.
How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Weight GainDecember 8th, 2010
Health and wellness strategists at Med-Vision, LLC offer simple steps to avoid holiday weight gain during the whirlwind of to-dos and tasty temptations.
Too Much of a Good Thing?December 8th, 2010
Most students come to college thinking that the parties will be like the ones they see in the movies. College parties are not all fun and games, though.
Wellness Initiative Takes Leap Into Main OfficeDecember 8th, 2010
Health and Physical Education courses are taught in Caddo Parish Schools, but soon a health and wellness initiative that’s been active in the schools for several years will move to the top of the totem pole.
The Gross Truth about Natural ColorsDecember 8th, 2010
Many consumers may not yet be aware that the red substance coloring their food, fabric, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals could be extracted from the crushed bodies of insects.
An AIDS-Free GenerationDecember 8th, 2010
We are right around the corner from achieving one of the most important milestones in the fight against AIDS — virtually eliminating mother-to-child transmission of the disease by 2015. -Ethan Zohn.
Contaminated Seeds for Flood Ravaged Pakistan?December 7th, 2010
The destruction of Pakistan by floods is being used as an opportunity to destroy the future of Pakistan’s agriculture by the agro-mafia.
Wikileaks Psy-Op ContinuesDecember 7th, 2010
With the arrest of Julian Assange, the CIA psychological operation known as Wikileaks continues to play out with its messages being delivered loud and clear.
Pearl Harbor: A Successful War LieDecember 7th, 2010
History has shown that the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan was a setup and that the US govt. orchestrated the murder its own citizens to justify the entry into WW II.
Honduran Dictatorship Hires Washington InsiderDecember 7th, 2010
After engineering the overthrow of the democratically elected govt. of Honduras, some of Washington’s coup backers are now working directly for the dictatorship.
Why Money Doesn’t Motivate File-SharersDecember 7th, 2010
Piracy is so difficult to battle because file-sharers are motivated by altruism and not financial gain, according to one academic.
Senate Rejects Bill Containing Clean Energy Tax CreditsDecember 7th, 2010
The Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has expressed disappointment that the Senate voted down his bill that had included major support for renewable energy.
Clean Energy Would Aid National SecurityDecember 7th, 2010
Our foreign policy and our economy are linked to our energy policy through our dependence on foreign oil.
USA versus China – Who is Winning the Clean Energy Race?December 7th, 2010
Sweeping overstatement or accurate assessment? US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has claimed that America is facing a “Sputnik” moment because it has fallen so far behind China in the clean energy race and in creating the jobs of the future.
America’s Greenest Gov. Discusses Smart Growth, Clean EnergyDecember 7th, 2010
In a single term, Ritter has advanced a clean energy future for Colorado, establishing a precedent for other states to move past dirty coal and earning Greenopia’s title as America’s greenest governor.
Ca., Or., and Ma. Lead List of Top 10 Clean-Energy StatesDecember 7th, 2010
According to Clean Edge’s assessment and ranking of more than 80 different state-level indicators, the top three states in the nation are California, Oregon, and Massachusetts.
Peak Oil, Then CoalDecember 7th, 2010
When will production of oil and coal peak? After the peak, production will decline because supplies are being depleted and no new sources are to be found.
Advocates to Rally for Offshore WindDecember 7th, 2010
Maryland environmentalists staged the first-ever citizens’ conference and rally to promote offshore wind as a clean energy alternative, almost a month after the state became the second to receive federal approval for a large, offshore wind farm.
In East Texas, Piles of Wood Look Like an Electric OpportunityDecember 7th, 2010
Aspen Power, is building a first-of-its-kind power plant in Texas: one that will burn the woody debris to make steam, which turns generators to make electricity.
Bamboo Can Capture Carbon Fast, says ReportDecember 7th, 2010
Bamboo, a wild grass that grows in Africa, Asia and Latin America, could help tackle climate change and provide income for local communities, a conference has heard.
India Proposes a System to Monitor Carbon Pollution ReductionsDecember 7th, 2010
India is proposing that both developed and developing countries report their emission reduction efforts for international review, albeit subject to different reporting requirements and different reporting timelines.
The Path to the U.N. Climate Summit and the Chances of SuccessDecember 7th, 2010
After a long year of negotiating, the parties now reconvene for another bite at the apple. Chances for the final ratification of the Copenhagen Accord or a new legally binding treaty, approach zero.
Researchers Fabricate More Efficient Polymer Solar CellsDecember 7th, 2010
Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a process that improves the efficiency of polymer solar cells by increasing light absorption.
Eradicating Rural Poverty with Renewable EnergiesDecember 7th, 2010
Renewables are providing affordable energy access for rural communities to get out of poverty while saving the climate.
Grameen Shakti for Renewable EnergiesDecember 7th, 2010
A not-for-profit social enterprise that empowers and enriches rural communities in Bangladesh through providing renewable energies, setting an example for the world.
Singapore to be Home to World’s Largest Biodiesel PlantDecember 7th, 2010
Increasingly in the world of environmentalism, bigger is better. The bigger, badder solar array wars, for example. Now, the topic has moved on to who has the biggest biodiesel plant.
Social Stress Leads To AtherosclerosisDecember 6th, 2010
Studies on genetically engineered mice show that social stress activates the immune system and accelerates the development of atherosclerosis.
Brain Development: How Much TV Should Children Watch?December 6th, 2010
The typical American child spends 1680 minutes watching TV each week. By the time the typical American child finishes elementary school, he will have witnessed 8000 murders on television.
New Scientist Plants False Story that Pope Approves GM CropsDecember 6th, 2010
Talk about psyops. If you can’t get the people to eat your dangerous, unwanted frankenfoods, just lie and say the Pope approves it.
Institute of Medicine Report on Vitamin D is Wrong, Wrong, WrongDecember 6th, 2010
A new report, released today by the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, says that few people are vitamin D deficient. The scientific research says otherwise.
Confused About Soy?December 6th, 2010
In this article, the Weston A. Price Foundation summarized the dangers to health that soy brings.
Connecting the Dots: People Power vs Weapons of Mass DistractionDecember 6th, 2010
With so much happening all at once, it is difficult to see which event or trend presents the most danger for humanity. SOTT tries to filter out the distractions by connecting the dots between the trends.
Don’t Mention the Cables, Future DiplomatsDecember 6th, 2010
Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, which grooms future diplomats, e-mailed its students warning them to avoid posting comments online about the leaked diplomatic cables.
Mounting Debts by States Stoke Fears of CrisisDecember 6th, 2010
Financial analysts say their fear is that even when the economy recovers, the shortfalls will not disappear, because many state and local governments have so much debt.
Tax Cut Lies: The Day The News DiedDecember 6th, 2010
Michael Copps, the Commissioner of the FCC, recently told Katty Kay of the BBC that we’re not producing “news” the way we were decades ago, but instead our media have a “substance abuse” problem, cranking out only infotainment designed to generate profits.
Gordon Duff: “AIPAC Ordered Bush To Attack Iran”December 6th, 2010
A highly placed source within the White House and CIA confirmed that the invasion of Iran was scheduled for 2006 but planned in 1999. We have heard some of this before but not with so many pieces.
‘Operation Scorched Earth’: A US Hand in Yemen’s Civil WarDecember 6th, 2010
Authorities in Yemen are more interested in pursuing its war against Shiite rebels in the north. American weapons are used in the fight — and the US secretly pursues terrorists on their own.
Sierra Leone: Revisiting the Path to War?December 6th, 2010
In less than a decade following the end of one of the world’s most brutal wars, Sierra Leoneans are again worrying as their leaders resume signing a string of mineral exploitation contracts which ironically have caused the citizens more harm than good.
US Govt’s Israel Policy: Speak Softly and Carry a Very Big CarrotDecember 6th, 2010
Failing to persuade Israel, the US government is now bribing it with a package of $3 Billion worth of 20 F-35 stealth attack jets, just so Israel will nod to a 3 months “freeze” in the occupied lands.
WikiLeaks Will Release Encrypted ‘Doomsday File’ If Site Is BlockedDecember 6th, 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has circulated across the internet an encrypted “poison pill” cache of uncensored documents suspected to include files on BP and Guantanamo Bay.
Artificial ‘Nano-Food’ Could Soon Show Up at a Store Near YouDecember 6th, 2010
Food scientists say that nanos in food, which can taste simulate fat foods, can be programmed to help reverse the obesity epidemic. Are the scientists telling us everything or this is just a cover for a more sinister type of “internal” programming?
Police Arrested Twelve Year Old Boy for Refusing Vaccine at SchoolDecember 6th, 2010
A child of twelve was arrested and charged with ‘threatening behaviour’ at his school in Bowmanville (East Toronto), when the boy (who cannot be named for legal reasons) threw a tantrum refusing the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Spy Case Aide ‘Has Nothing To Hide’December 6th, 2010
An MP has voiced support for his assistant, insisting the Russian has “nothing to hide” as she faces deportation for being a spy.
Partnership for Resilient Livelihoods in a Changing ClimateDecember 6th, 2010
Oxfam and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced they are seeking funding for their five-year partnership to help poor rural people protect their crops and livelihoods from the impact of climate change.
China’s U.N. Influence Rising, West Should Be CarefulDecember 6th, 2010
China’s engagement with the UN is on the rise as its economic power grows.The West should be cautious in calling it to act as a responsible world leader. Beijing’s goals may not be the same as the West’s.
NYC Emergency Ambulances to Harvest Victims’ Organs?December 6th, 2010
New York City deployed two emergency ambulances in response to 911 calls — one to try to save the lives of those involved, the other to harvest their vital organs when rescue efforts are deemed likely to fail.
Death of Gene Patents?December 6th, 2010
It took more than a decade to expose this legal monstrosity; all patents on DNA sequences natural or synthetic should be banned on the ground that they usurp the ‘laws of nature’ embodied in the DNA coding mechanisms that have evolved through billions of years of evolution.
WikiLeaks Loses Major Source of RevenueDecember 6th, 2010
WikiLeaks has lost a major source of revenue after the online payment service provider PayPal cut off its account used to collect donations, saying the website is engaged in illegal activity.
Air Force Servicemen Drugged After UFO SightingDecember 6th, 2010
Retired Colonel Charles Halt says that he believes security personnel were secretly drugged and hypnotized after witnessing an extraordinary UFO event.
New U.S. Army Rifles Use Radio-Controlled Smart BulletsDecember 6th, 2010
And yet again, we wonder where our taxes went to. The army’s weapons get “smarter” by the day. But those in the Pentagon haven’t.
Expect UFO Talk in Future Files – WikiLeaksDecember 6th, 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday that there were some references to UFOs in “yet-to-be-published” confidential files obtained from the U.S. government.
Congress Approves Child Nutrition BillDecember 6th, 2010
Congress gave final approval to a child nutrition bill that expands the school lunch program and sets new standards to improve the quality of school meals, with more fruits and vegetables.
Diabetics Should Exercise 150 Minutes a WeekDecember 6th, 2010
People with Type 2 diabetes should get 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week, according to a new recommendation written in part by an Old Dominion University professor.
Soya Beans Could Hold Clue To Treating Fatal Childhood DiseaseDecember 6th, 2010
Scientists from The University of Manchester say a naturally occurring chemical found in soy could prove to be an effective new treatment for a fatal genetic disease that affects children.
Worried About Your Memory? 5 Signs It’s SeriousDecember 6th, 2010
Some memory troubles are signs that there may be something more seriously amiss than normal aging.
Triple That Vitamin D Intake, Panel PrescribesDecember 6th, 2010
A report from the Institute of Medicine triples the recommended amount of vitamin D most Americans should take every day to 600 international units from 200 IUs set in 1997.
Smoking May Thin The BrainDecember 6th, 2010
Many brain imaging studies have reported that tobacco smoking is associated with large-scale and wide-spread structural brain abnormalities.
Nurse and Patient, Sharing LaughterDecember 6th, 2010
It’s the rare patient who copes with the stress of cancer by being a comedian, but a few people do. I have always found these patients not only funny, but fascinating.
Breast Milk Sharing? Trend Worries FDADecember 6th, 2010
U.S. health officials cautioned new parents about sharing breast milk as a growing number of women are using social networking and other websites to share their milk instead of turning to infant formula.
The Secret Life of Green TeaDecember 6th, 2010
If the only time you’ve tried green tea is after being served a scalding-hot cup (no handle!) at a local Japanese restaurant, you’re missing out on its many flavors and forms.
The Race Against AgeDecember 6th, 2010
Impairments to health and physical performance are not primarily a result of aging but of unfavorable lifestyle habits and lack of exercise.
When Achy Legs Are A WarningDecember 6th, 2010
When Linda Molnar developed pain in her legs that got worse when she walked even a short distance. A vascular specialist finally gave her the correct diagnosis last fall: peripheral artery disease.
The Cost of an Eating DisorderDecember 6th, 2010
Care for patients with eating disorders can be expensive, an issue explored in today’s Patient Money column.
Even A Little Extra Weight Can Be DetrimentalDecember 6th, 2010
A new study quantifies just how much that additional weight increases one’s risk of death and finds that being even a few pounds overweight makes a measurable difference.
New Discovery Prevents Symptoms of Rare Genetic DisorderDecember 6th, 2010
A new study offers hope for children born with a rare genetic disease, according to a paper published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Raw Food for Real People – Book Giveaway!December 6th, 2010
With all of the eating (or overeating) that comes with the holiday season, we thought it might be nice to share some healthy-yet-comforting recipes.
Abandoned in a ‘Dead Land’December 6th, 2010
In the 1950s, Patsauq’s family, along with 18 other families from the Inukjuak area, then known as Port Harrison, were plucked from their hunting camps and relocated to the High Arctic -some 1,200 kilo-metres farther north in what was then the Northwest Territories, now Nunavut.
South America Calls for Unity Against US ImperialismDecember 5th, 2010
South American nations are sick of American suppression of democracy in their region and trying to stand up to Yankee imperialism.
Canada Surrenders Sovereignty to U.S. Secure Flight ProgramDecember 3rd, 2010
Canada is under pressure from U.S. officials to further comply with American security rules which in some cases, threatens its sovereignty and the privacy of its citizens.
Fed Wants to Strip a Key Protection for HomeownersDecember 3rd, 2010
As Americans continue to lose their homes in numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.
Mass Mind Control Artist Condemns El Reg to ObscurityDecember 3rd, 2010
Mass mind control artist Rush Limbaugh has convinced millions of brainwashed Americans that The Register is an “obscure UK tech site.”
Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture ProbeDecember 3rd, 2010
When Spain considered a criminal case against ex-Bush officials, the Obama White House and Republicans got really bipartisan.
Chavez Opens His Palace to Venezuelan HomelessDecember 3rd, 2010
Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez has invited 25 families made homeless by recent torrential rains to stay temporarily at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas.
The (Not So) Secret (Anymore) US War in PakistanDecember 3rd, 2010
Despite sustained denials by US officials spanning more than a year, US military Special Operations Forces have been conducting offensive operations inside Pakistan.
Govt Agencies Conduct “Real-Time” Spying Without Court OrdersDecember 3rd, 2010
Newly released documents show warrantless government spying is continuing with real-time tracking of Americans’ everyday transactions.
CIA or Wikileaks – Who Really Has Blood On Their Hands?December 3rd, 2010
So it has come to pass that the republic once cherished for birthing the ideals of individual liberty, including privacy, is now the world’s spymaster, jailer, warmonger, torturer, and, yes, mass killer.
State Dept. Bars Staffers from WikiLeaks, Warns StudentsDecember 3rd, 2010
The U.S. State Department has imposed an order barring employees from reading the leaked WikiLeaks cables.
E. coli Outbreak in Connecticut Caused by Raw Milk ConsumptionDecember 3rd, 2010
On July 16, 2008, the Connecticut Department of Public Health identified two unrelated children who had experienced hemolytic uremic syndrome after consuming raw milk from the same farm.
University of Toronto Physicists Create Supernova in a JarDecember 3rd, 2010
A team of physicists from the University of Toronto and Rutgers University have mimicked the explosion of a supernova in miniature.
Study Predicts Distribution of Gravitational Wave SourcesDecember 3rd, 2010
A new study led by an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, predicts for the first time where such mergers are likely to occur in the local galactic neighborhood.
CIA and the Culture of CorruptionDecember 3rd, 2010
The detailed report on Peru documents a culture of corruption and deceit at the highest levels of the CIA as well as the interventions of CIA lawyers to stop the DOJ from pursuing prosecutions in the case.
Witnesses Report UFO Hover and Ground Movement in MaineDecember 3rd, 2010
Two Maine witnesses report a triangle UFO 100 yards away and “40 feet off the tops of the pines” while something appeared to be moving around at ground level below with a light at 6:30 p.m.
Discovery Could Shrink Dengue-Spreading Mosquito PopulationDecember 3rd, 2010
Entomologists at the University of California has discovered a way female dengue-carrier mosquitoes that could help control the spread of potentially all vector-borne diseases.
“Unconstitutional” Food Bill Driven by Food MafiaDecember 3rd, 2010
If the food mafia has its way we will only be able to buy toxic trash to eat and will go to jail for attempting to grow real food.
Phony Scandals the GOP May Waste Your Tax Dollars InvestigatingDecember 2nd, 2010
Get ready for a reprise of the Clinton wars, as House Republicans investigate everyone who’s ever walked by the White House.
Cheney to be Charged in Nigeria Corruption CaseDecember 2nd, 2010
Nigerian officials said Thursday they will charge former US vice president Dick Cheney over a massive bribery scandal related to his time at the helm of oil services giant Halliburton.
The Economy is Sacred, StupidDecember 2nd, 2010
The economy is sacred, and “free enterprise” is a religious commitment of the highest order to most Americans when the chips are down and the recession is deep.
Leak the Bank Records NOW, Or Forever Hold Your PeaceDecember 2nd, 2010
Unless Wikileaks quickly moves up the release of the bank documents, it may be shut down before ordinary people have the chance to see it.
Can NATO, the Holy Roman Empire of Our Era, Survive Until 2025?December 2nd, 2010
We have been told many things about NATO that, as the old song says, ain’t necessarily so.
A Scramble for the ArcticDecember 2nd, 2010
With one fifth of the world’s oil and gas at stake, countries are struggling to control the once-frozen arctic.
More Than a Change in Government is Needed in B.C.December 2nd, 2010
The current government of the province of British Columbia, probably one of the most corrupt and destructive in recent history, is finally coming unglued.
Big Meat vs. Michael PollanDecember 2nd, 2010
Since its launch in March 2009, the MBA has trained nearly 3,000 college students to fight back against critics of big agribusiness, like Michael Pollan.
Sustainable Agriculture Essential for Green Circular EconomyDecember 2nd, 2010
No attempt to build a green economy can succeed unless it is fully integrated with sustainable primary agricultural production based on nature’s own circular economy.
State Approves Pesticide Despite Cancer WarningDecember 2nd, 2010
Over objections from its own scientific advisers, the Schwarzenegger administration issued its final approval of a highly toxic pesticide that conventional strawberry growers say is critical to their industry.
What is NASA’s Secret Astrobiology Announcement?December 2nd, 2010
Science fans are eagerly awaiting an announcement from NASA’s astrobiology team, which will “discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.”
Find Could Change Search for Alien LifeDecember 2nd, 2010
A U.S. researcher says she has found an Earthly bacteria that breaks the biochemical “rules” all life on the planet was thought to follow.
Horseshoe UFO? – Filmed From PlaneDecember 2nd, 2010
This is not the first and surely will not be the last – an unidentified object videoed from an airplane seat. This one is particularly interesting in the shape it has.
Stealth Planet May Explain Rain of Comets from Solar System’s EdgeDecember 2nd, 2010
Our sun may have a companion that disturbs comets from the edge of the solar system — a giant planet with up to four times the mass of Jupiter, researchers suggest.
Eyewitness To A Black HoleDecember 2nd, 2010
A press release suggests that the reporter was an eyewitness to the outburst of a supermassive blackhole.
Tell the FTC: GMOs are not “Natural” or “Green”December 2nd, 2010
Many companies are selling food with toxic genetically modified ingredients labeled as “natural”. Tell the FTC to stop the food lies.
Geoengineering Is a Recipe for DisasterDecember 1st, 2010
Have you heard about Climate Plan B that could cause wars and mass starvation? Chances are you haven’t heard anything about the dangerous and costly sci-fi climate fixes known as geoengineering.
Spend More on the Climate, Less on the MilitaryDecember 1st, 2010
The U.S. military is beginning to see climate change as a security threat, but the government isn’t making it a high enough priority.
The FBI has Found a New ‘Demon’ to PurgeDecember 1st, 2010
The FBI has its groove back, thanks to 9/11. The agency has found a new demon to purge as it knocks down your door…terrorism!
Hillary Gets Wiki-ServedDecember 1st, 2010
Hillary Clinton should cut out the whining about what the Obama administration derides as “stolen cables” and confront the unpleasant truths they reveal about the contradictions of U.S. foreign policy and her own troubling performance.
Is Wikileaks Good for Democracy or Trying to Start WW 3?December 1st, 2010
Information about government contributes to a healthy democracy. But by labeling tens of millions of documents secret, the US government has created a huge vacuum of information.
The Headlines Can’t Be Taken In A VacuumDecember 1st, 2010
While North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is a madman, and while North Korea was the first to kill anyone in today’s skirmish, it was actually the South Koreans who fired first.
Fed Data Shows Foreign Banks Huge Beneficiaries of Bail OutDecember 1st, 2010
Under orders from Congress pursuant to the Dodd-Frank financial legislation, the Fed has finally released details of its emergency lending starting in 2007.
Student Googles Self, Finds He’s Accused of MurderDecember 1st, 2010
A Florida college student got quite the shock when he Googled himself — and discovered that authorities had released his name and photo as a suspect in a murder case.
Earth Oceans Were HomegrownDecember 1st, 2010
Astronomers have long contended that icy comets and asteroids delivered the water for them during an epoch of heavy bombardment that ended about 3.9 billion years ago.
Space Debris? Russia’s Got It CoveredDecember 1st, 2010
Russia has announced it will be investing $2 billion in a program to capture some of the thousands of pieces of dangerous debris that threaten the future of space technology. How might it work?
Oxfam Calls On Dirty Industries To Clean Up Their ActDecember 1st, 2010
Dirty industries are blocking the European Union from making more ambitious cuts to its greenhouse gas emissions while, at the same time, making millions in profits from existing environment policy.
Mike Tyson Opening Vegan RestaurantDecember 1st, 2010
Tyson is blazing on with his mission to promote a vegan diet and the health benefits it creates.
Greenpeace Sues Corporate Spies in USDecember 1st, 2010
Greenpeace USA has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical, Sasol North America (which owns CONDEA Vista), and PR firms Dezenhall Resources and Ketchum, for hiring private investigators to steal documents from Greenpeace, tapping their phones and hack their computers.
Wi Fi Is Killing TreesDecember 1st, 2010
According to research from Wageningen University, new evidence suggests that the infiltration of wi fi into the world is, in fact, making trees sick and potentially killing them.
D.C. Restricts Masked ProtestersDecember 1st, 2010
Wearing a mask while protesting outside a residence without telling D.C. police first could now get you arrested, the Washington Examiner reports.
Michelle Obama’s Program to Bring Salad Bars to SchoolsDecember 1st, 2010
Despite Sarah Palin’s (crazy) verbal attacks, Michelle Obama is somehow finding the strength to soldier on and invade our privacy further by… increasing the number of fresh vegetable salad bars in schools.