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Mar 15 11:47

U.S. Intelligence Planned to Destroy WikiLeaks

“The possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the U.S. government are providing sensitive or classified information to Wikileaks.org cannot be ruled out”. It concocts a plan to fatally marginalize the organization. Since WikiLeaks uses “trust as a center of gravity by protecting the anonymity and identity of the insiders, leakers or whisteblowers”, the report recommends “The identification, exposure, termination of employment, criminal prosecution, legal action against current or former insiders, leakers, or whistlblowers could potentially damage or destroy this center of gravity and deter others considering similar actions from using the Wikileaks.org Web site”.

Mar 14 04:54

President Obama backs DNA test in arrests

In an interview aired Saturday on “America’s Most Wanted,” Obama expressed strong agreement as host John Walsh extolled the virtues of collecting DNA at the time of an arrest and putting it into a single, national database

Mar 13 23:30

Dealing With Formaldehyde, or, So You Got Stuck With A Toxic Trailer

Original Post

To All Dealing With a Trailer Situation:
POSSIBLE WAYS TO NEUTRALIZE FORMALDEHYDE

Formaldehyde FEMA Trailers are now being auctioned off, to the general public, for pennies on the dollar, with nought but a (no doubt easily removable) sticker.

If you or someone you know could find this page useful – please get this page to them: Download, print, email, walk it over, whatever works. Tell them I said 'good luck with that.'

Mar 12 12:33

Runaway Prius Owner Accused of Hoax

A Toyota Prius owner who claims his hybrid malfunctioned, sending him speeding out of control down a Southern California freeway, is being accused of staging the so-called 'runaway' incident.

Jim Sikes called 911 on Monday afternoon and said his accelerator pedal of his blue 2008 Toyota Prius was stuck, pushing his car to speeds above 90 miles per hour on Interstate 8 in San Diego County.

A California Highway Patrol officer helped bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Bloggers and radio listeners are now wondering whether this is a hoax, done for the publicity or the money.

Mar 11 10:03

2-second video causes headache for ABC News

NEW YORK -- For the want of a better two-second picture of a tachometer, ABC News has called into question its reporting on acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles.

The network's handling of a Feb. 22 "World News" story about potential problems with computer systems in Toyotas has created ethical questions and intensified bitter feelings the besieged automaker already had toward ABC.

Mar 09 17:10

One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars - not people, new figures show

New analysis of 2009 US Department of Agriculture figures suggests biofuel revolution is impacting on world food supplies.

Mar 09 09:29

Kucinich willing to cast the vote that kills health reform

Facing razor-thin margins in the House, kucinich1 Kucinich willing to cast the vote that kills health reformDemocratic leaders are hoping to convert the sole liberal who opposes their health care bill, but it seems they have their work cut out because he isn't budging.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Monday defended his opposition to the proposal in an appearance on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, citing as his central concern its lack of a robust public option to provide competition for insurance companies.

"This bill represents a giveaway to the insurance industry," Kucinich said. "$70 billion dollars a year, and no guarantees of any control over premiums, forcing people to buy private insurance, five consecutive years of double-digit premium increases."

Mar 09 09:28

Another Anti-Toyota Scam?

Why would the driver not simply turn off the key or take the car out of gear? Are American drivers so stupid that they only know one thing; how to call 911? Maybe so, but I don’t buy it! Anyone who believes this story really happened as reported should contact me immediately because I have some oceanfront property for sale here in Montana!

Mar 08 06:54

Lucozade to lose orange colour because of link to hyperactivity

Lucozade could lose its distinctive orange colour because research has shown the chemical used to create it is linked to hyperactive behaviour.

The manufacturers, Glaxo-SmithKline, are struggling to find a replacement for the colouring agent Sunset Yellow, which is among a number of suspect food additives.

Until the chemical is removed, the company has decided to put a warning label on Lucozade bottles which reads: 'Sunset Yellow may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children'.

Mar 03 08:01

Nissan recalls nearly 540,000 vehicles worldwide

Japan's Nissan Motor said Wednesday it would recall nearly 540,000 vehicles worldwide, most of them in the United States, due to brake pedal defects and faulty fuel gauges.

Nissan -- Japan's third-largest carmaker, and partnered with France's Renault -- said it plans "to inspect and, if necessary, repair brake pedal pins and fuel-gauge components on certain trucks and minivans".

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I'm going to keep my 20-year old vehicle on the road a little longer.

Mar 02 14:51

Paxil Birth Defect Trial: Battle of the Experts

In the first Paxil birth defect trial that resulted in a $2.5 million verdict against GlaxoSmithKline in October 2009, the infant,
Lyam Kilker, was born with three heart defects; an atrial septal
defect, a ventricular septal defect, and an interrupted aortic arch,
after his mother took Paxil while pregnant.

Mar 01 07:30

A Homeland "Security Blanket" for the Defense Industry: The Flawed Nuke Detection Program

Though production lines at the fear factory are still in overdrive, the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) are scrapping plans for a new generation of "high-tech detectors for screening vehicles and cargo, saying they cost too much and do not work as effectively as security officials once maintained," The Washington Post reported.

Feb 27 17:42

Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all surgeries are medically unjustified and how surgeons exploit patients to generate profits

Every year millions of Americans go under the knife, but many of them are enduring great pain and shelling out thousands of dollars for surgeries they don't really need. In fact, the only people who seem to really benefit from these unnecessary medical procedures are the medical professionals who stand to make exorbitant amounts of money from performing them.

An estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed each year, writes Gary Null, PhD., in Death by Medicine.

Feb 27 10:02

Apple admits child labour was used to build iPods and iPhones in Chinese factories

Technology giant Apple has admitted that child labour has been employed at some of the factories that build its iPods, computers and mobile phones.

Feb 26 16:31

Big Pharma Fabricates "Female Sexual Dysfunction" to Sell More Drugs

The pharmaceutical industry is attempting to convince the public that a variety of normal conditions affecting the majority of women should be classified as "female sexual dysfunction" and treated with drugs.

The medical establishment has a long history of treating the female body as sexually dysfunctional, from when Hippocrates first attributed "hysteria" to a wandering uterus. According to JoAnn Wypijewski, former senior editor of The Nation, this perspective fell out of favor with the sexual revolution of the 1970s but has since re-emerged.

Feb 26 12:39

Bribes Let Tomato Vendor Sell Tainted Food

Robert Watson, a top ingredient buyer for Kraft Foods, needed $20,000 to pay his taxes. So he called a broker for a California tomato processor that for years had been paying him bribes to get its products into Kraft’s plants. The scheme involved millions of pounds of tomato products with high levels of mold or other defects, the case has raised serious questions about how well food manufacturers safeguard the quality of their ingredients.

Feb 26 02:43

How Prime Minister Hotoyama Can Stop The "Japan Bashing"

The Japanese central bank (BOJ) presently holds more than $1 trillion US Treasurys and dollar-backed assets. PM Hatoyama should announce that USTs will be liquidated incrementally at 5 percent per week until the balance is zero.

The government should warn that it will temporarily close Toyota plants now operating in the United States at a pace of one per month.

There should be a thorough review of import tariff policy, with the prospect of raising tariffs on US imports by 30 to 50 percent.

US nationals working in Japan should be required to update their Visas on a monthly basis pending resolution of the Toyota controversy.

New regulations and taxes should be targeted at US industries and financial institutions operating in Japan.

Feb 22 17:56

Kidney Damage In 12 Percent Of Chinese Children Exposed To Melamine-Contaminated Dairy Products

In 2008, melamine-contaminated dairy products from the Sanlu Dairy Company resulted in a large outbreak of serious kidney damage in Chinese children. Melamine, commonly used in the chemical industry, was intentionally added to milk to boost its protein content. Of the 69 affected batches of product, 11 were baby formula.

Chinese authorities announced the outbreak on September 12, 2008 and initiated product recalls, programs to screen and treat affected children and other emergency responses. More than 50 000 children have been hospitalized and six have died due to kidney damage. Although melamine-related disease in humans has been recognized, the full effects of melamine remain unknown.

Feb 19 20:36

Time To Leave Citibank Folks - Citi Warns of Withdrawal Gate

Seen on a recent Citibank (C) statement: "Effective April 1, 2010, we reserve the right to require (7) days advance notice before permitting a withdrawal from all checking accounts. While we do not currently exercise this right and have not exercised it in the past, we are required by law to notify you of this change."

Feb 19 03:13

States Move to Ban BPA, FDA Stays Silent

States are moving to ban the chemical BPA from food and drink containers, primarily those meant for infants and toddlers, because of health
concerns. A dozen states are considering restrictions this year on
bisphenol A, an estrogen-like chemical used to harden plastics in
products such as bottles and cups. It is also in the linings of metal
cans, including infant formula, to help them withstand high
sterilization temperatures.

Feb 18 09:11

Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck

Now being reported across the mainstream media is the fact that Dr. Reuben accepted a $75,000 grant from Pfizer to study Celebrex in 2005. His research, which was published in a medical journal, has since been quoted by hundreds of other doctors and researchers as "proof" that Celebrex helped reduce pain during post-surgical recovery. There's only one problem with all this: No patients were ever enrolled in the study!

Dr. Scott Reuben, it turns out, faked the entire study and got it published anyway.

But it's the GUN OWNERS we should really worry about.

Feb 18 03:28

900 Baby Bracelets Recalled Over High Levels of Lead

A Utah company is recalling 900 bracelets for babies and pacifier clips because they contain high levels of lead.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday that a 10-month-old girl received medical treatment for elevated lead levels after being exposed to one of the baby bracelets.

Feb 14 16:48

The girl whose hair fell out in handfuls when she tried her new Pantene shampoo

The advert shows TV presenter Myleene Klass playing the piano with her immaculate hair shimmering from root to tip. It is a display that convinced Sophie Peppercorn to try Pantene for the first time.

So she bought one of the shampoos which promised 'healthy looking hair in ten days' and could hardly wait to see the results.

But the 19-year- old administration assistant was left distraught the first time she used the shampoo when clumps of hair came out in the shower, leaving her with bald patches.

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When Miss Peppercorn, from Peterborough, called the Pantene helpline to complain she was offered a £5 Pantene voucher in compensation.

Feb 14 03:42

Cash4Gold: A King Among Predators

If you want to get an idea of how they operate, all it takes is a quick glance at ComplaintsBoard.com, where 234 unique commentaries have been dedicated to Cash4Gold.

Most of the complaints center around shockingly low offers. Many potential clients sent in gold worth hundreds of dollars, only to be offered pennies on the dollar. One poor guy even claimed he sent in seemingly valuable jewelry, only to get a check for six cents!

Feb 13 17:51

TSA in Philly Must Stand for Truly Stupid A******s

Original post by Dave Lindorff, at
The Public Record

So there you have it. Cut your hair in Philadelphia and to the alert agents of the TSA and the equally alert Philadelphia Police you are a potentially radicalized terrorist. (Geez, and I already went through that garbage back in the ‘60s, when my long hair used to routinely get me harassed by police. So I guess it’s “long hair and beard = Commie” and “short hair and beard = Jihadi”). Carry language flash cards, or perhaps a book with an incindiary title, and you’re a potential terrorist. Get the wrong TSA agent, and you may even end up having some terribly incriminating substance planted in your bag. And try to prove misbehavior or worse by the TSA and they’ll casually destroy the evidence....

Feb 12 04:35

Aspartame renamed

In response to growing awareness about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, what does the manufacturer of one of the world's most notable artificial sweeteners do? Why, rename it and begin marketing it as natural, of course. This is precisely the strategy of Ajinomoto, maker of aspartame, which hopes to pull the wool over the eyes of the public with its rebranded version of aspartame, called "AminoSweet".

Feb 05 07:23

Toxic Sludge is Good for You: Bribery, Indentured Science & PR

Greg Kester, Natalie Sierra and Liz Ostoich, along with municipal governments across the U.S. in need desperately of getting rid of the noxious stuff called sewage sludge, want Americans to believe that that toxic brew is good for you. Specifically, these operators are waging a massive PR campaign to get farmers and gardeners, including school gardens, to “fertilize” their veggies with sewage sludge. Their campaign would have us believe that the chemicals in sewage sludge—thousands of them present in every degree of hazardous and toxic combination—are somehow magically gone from sewage sludge once you “apply” it to your garden.

Feb 05 07:16

Is basic American telephone service in a death spiral?

Now, in a recent filing at the FCC, AT&T has stated that it wants to put to an end the public switched telephone networks system, to “transition” them out of service. AT&T is asking the FCC to set a firm deadline to “sunset” the PSTN. AT&T claims the “plain old telephone service,” known in the industry as “POTS,” and the legacy utilities are “diverting critically needed funds that could be used for broadband deployment.”

Feb 05 07:04

Nearly 17,000 chemicals remain corporate secrets – even the EPA doesn't know what they are

The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires that manufacturers of products containing potentially toxic chemicals disclose their ingredients to the federal government, however a loophole in the requirement allows manufacturers to arbitrarily withhold information that they deem sensitive to their business. As a result, over 17,000 product chemicals remain secret not only from the public but from government officials.

Feb 04 17:34

Thousands of Australians up for 'nude' airport scanners

Despite privacy concerns, figures show tens of thousands of curious Australians volunteered for controversial 'nude' security scanners during trials at the nation's airports.

Feb 04 09:36

Battle for the Soul of Organic Dairy Farmers Goes on Behind the Scenes

There is a battle going on in the White House for the very soul of the organic dairy movement - and possibly over the future of small family-operated dairy farms - and you don't even know it. I'd like to think that I'm overstating things but no.

And guess who has been lobbying hard to "sway the Obama administration," according to the Organic Consumers Association? None other than Aurora Dairy (whose chairman Mark Retzloff and his wife, Theresa, contributed $4,600 to the 2008 presidential campaign of Thomas Vilsack, the current head of the USDA, according to Campaignmoney.com) "That level of donor historically buys access," said Kastel.

Feb 03 08:25

Why Didn't the Nanny State Protect Us From Toyota?

As we libertarians have been pointing out for decades, the paternalistic state is nothing more than a big fraud and sham, one designed to convince people to fund a gigantic, bureaucratic, parasitic state that will keep them safe from the vicissitudes of life. Yet, as people once again learn, all those beloved regulations and regulators don’t keep people safe at all. Bad things continue to happen in life, as they always will. The nanny society can’t stop that.

Feb 01 08:29

Spying on Americans: A Multibillion Bonanza for the Telecoms

Chillingly, Walker asserted that "a citizen may not gain standing by claiming a right to have the government follow the law." This pitiful summary judgement merely affirms the obvious: America is a lawless state where neither citizens nor "co-equal" branches of government, Congress and the Courts, can challenge the quintessentially political decisions made in secret by the Executive Branch.

Jan 30 09:01

Bank Sues Victim To Avoid Replacing $200k In Stolen Funds

What constitutes adequate security for a bank? PlainsCapital Bank in Lubbock, Texas says what it currently has is enough, and if after all that some crooks still manage to steal your money, it's not the bank's fault. The bank has preemptively sued a business customer, Hillary Machinery, to absolve itself from any liability on what it couldn't get back from the more than $800,000 that was stolen by foreign hackers last November.

Jan 29 23:14

Magic Wand Bomb Detector Is A Fraud, Probably Killed Hundreds

Jim McCormick promised his ADE-651 wand could identify anything, including bombs, simply by waving it around with the right RFID card inside. Yeah, totally fake, and now he’s in prison. Too bad Iraq already spent $US85 million on the devices.

Jan 27 13:56

Faulty gas pedal involved in Toyota recall manufactured at Ontario plant

The faulty gas pedal involved in a massive recall and sales suspension of eight popular Toyota models in North America was built in Ontario.

The supplier is Indiana-based CTS Corp. and the problem part was manufactured at its plant in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. CTS did not immediately return requests for comment today.

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Hey, don't blame Toyota. It's the cheap local crap that's responsible.

Jan 26 10:16

My U.S. Credit Card Was Deactivated After I Sent $20 to Wikileaks

Wikileaks is down for fund raising. I sent them $20 using my U.S. credit card.

The next day, Bank of America’s Magic 8 Ball deactivated my account

Jan 24 09:32

Local helicopter pilot trying to help people in Haiti, needs help getting off of the ground

But Eifler cannot find any insurance carrier to cover the hull of the aircraft. He could fly from Louisville to Miami and to the Bahamas, but that's where the coverage stops.

Jan 22 09:31

Millions Against Monsanto Campaign

Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan Canada, whose Canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's genetically engineered Round-Up Ready Canola by pollen from a nearby farm. Monsanto says it doesn't matter how the contamination took place, and is therefore demanding Schmeiser pay their Technology Fee (the fee farmers must pay to grow Monsanto's genetically engineered products). According to Schmeiser, "I never had anything to do with Monsanto, outside of buying chemicals. I never signed a contract.

If I would go to St. Louis (Monsanto Headquarters) and contaminate their plots - destroy what they have worked on for 40 years - I think I would be put in jail and the key thrown away."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have seen companies like Monsanto actually take farms away from their owners for "Patent Infringement" because wind and insects carried pollen from GM crops onto the farmer's fields without his knowledge and permission.

At present such abusive lawsuits have been stopped and Monsanto is "settling" for extorting a technology fee from farmers whose lands are contaminated by Monsanto's products.

With yesterday's US Supreme Court decision, companies like Monsanto are free to spend however much money they want to to put legislators in place who will support this land theft policy, and block and and all efforts to independently analyze the safety of GM technology or to label food products that have GM content.

Remember, as of now, the available scientific evidence coming from Europe is that GM crops produce lower crop yields, create toxic organ failure in animals fed on the crops, and that the pests and weeds the designer genes are intended to block are already evolving to adapt to the GM crops. In other words, GM is now all downside and no upside.

GM is just the latest scam form the same political-science complex that brought you human caused global warming, and the when-pigs-fly flu!

Jan 22 08:18

Naked airport scanner catches cellphone, misses bomb components

Check out this German TV clip highlighting the failure of the new, privacy-violating full-nude scanners going in at an airport near you.
Jan 22 08:05

Useless bomb detector sold worldwide risks lives

A BBC Newsnight investigation has found that a so-called "bomb detector", thousands of which have been sold to Iraq, cannot possibly work.

Leading explosives expert Sidney Alford told Newsnight the sale of the ADE-651 was "absolutely immoral".

"This type of equipment does not work," he said. "I wouldn't mind betting that lives have been lost as a consequence."

Jan 21 09:28

TV cash-for-gold firms 'offer fraction of true value'

Companies offering cash for gold jewellery in a recent flurry of TV adverts are paying a fraction of the items' true worth.

The firms, which have latched on to increases in the price of gold, are 'shockingly bad value', according to consumer group Which?

Three pieces of new jewellery purchased by Which? for a total of £729 drew offers from the firms of as little as £38.57 for the lot.

One company refused to return a £399 necklace free of charge, as promised, on the inaccurate pretext that it was not gold at all.

Jan 17 12:44

Italy to Require Anyone Who Uploads Video to the Internet to Obtain Government Authorization

New rules to be introduced by government decree will require people who upload videos onto the Internet to obtain authorization from the Communications Ministry similar to that required by television broadcasters, drastically reducing freedom to communicate over the Web, opposition lawmakers have warned.

Jan 16 09:07

Reliable car manufactures

I have been sent a very interesting article from the BBC website that gives a list of MOT failure rates across the UK in 2008 for cars first used in 2004. The figures give average MOT failure rates for individual models of cars and small vans, as well as breaking them down by year of manufacture.

VOSA has had an increased amount of pressure placed on them over the last 18 months to release this data so that used car and van buyers can see which cars are statistically more likely to fail an MOT later in life. The VOSA revealed 1,200 pages of detailed statistics on MOT failures following a freedom of information request made by the BBC in July 2008.

Jan 15 10:55

Johnson&Johnson recalls more Tylenol lots and some Motrin caplets due to mouldyodour

Johnson&Johnson expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications Friday, the second time it has done so in less than a month because of a mouldy smell that has made users sick.

Johnson&Johnson says the smell is caused by small amounts of a chemical associated with the treatment of wooden pallets.

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How did the chemical get into securely sealed product containers?
Methinks there is an 800 pound rat in the room.

Jan 15 08:58

Insane air board's new role: Tire Nazis

Too much. CARB is interpeting AB 32 in such absurdly broad fashion it wants to deputize the state's auto boards to bully all vehicle owners. It's too much for Brian Stiver, director of the state Department of Consumer Affairs, and Sherry Mehl, chief of the state Bureau of Auto Repairs:

Unless (Automotive Service Providers) offer the (tire check/inflation) service for free to the consumer and the consumer accepts it, the regulation would have the effect of either forcing the ASPs to check tires without the consent of the consumer in violation of the ... Automotive Repair Act, or force ASPs to refuse to provide any repair services at all to the consumer. These are legally untenable options ...

Jan 15 02:16

The 10 Most Successful Potheads on the Planet… Cool Enough to Admit It

In a recent piece we published on pot farms, a debate erupted in the comments section, with some arguing that if you smoke pot, you’ll be poor, gay, and “washing dishes until you’re dead.”

Where these stereotypes originated remains a mystery to us. In reality, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only have 42% of Americans admitted to trying pot, but pot smokers have gone on to become some of the most successful people in our society. We’re not talking about Willie Nelson and Snoop. These guys are on the Forbes 500, they’re leading the free world, and they prove that all existing pothead stereotypes are nothing more than myths.

Jan 12 10:46

Reporter breaks an 'unbreakable' mobile phone at CES

Reporter Dan Simmons from the BBC's technology show Click managed to break a mobile phone marketed as "unbreakable", during a demonstration at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Jan 11 08:22

Did Court Deal Fatal Blow to Tasers for Police?

In what is being heralded as a landmark decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently declared that police officers could be held liable for using a Taser without proper cause. And in making their determination, the court also set new legal parameters on how law enforcement is to use Tasers, stating, "The objective facts must indicate that the suspect poses an immediate threat to the officer or a member of the public." The federal finding substantially changes the landscape of Taser usage, and may signal the end of Tasers for law enforcement agencies who are now more vulnerable to civil and criminal action then ever before.

Jan 11 07:09

New speed cameras enrage Arizona drivers

The Arizona scheme, which was the first statewide effort to bring speed camera enforcement to the US, is now on the verge of bankruptcy and could be dumped.

Many Americans, including judges and elected officials, regard the devices as an unconstitutional tax collection method and have flatly refused to pay the fines, the Times reports.

"I see all the cameras in Arizona completely coming down," Shawn Dow, who is leading the public revolt via his chairmanship of Arizona Citizens Against Photo Radar, told the paper. "The citizens of Arizona took away the cash cow of Arizona by refusing to pay." He is now trying to get the cameras banned in November's elections.

Jan 09 16:50

The Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Animal Health

The Committee of Research and Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN) and Universities of Caen and Rouen studied Monsanto’s 90-day feeding trials data of insecticide producing Mon 810, Mon 863 and Roundup® herbicide absorbing NK 603 varieties of GM maize.

The data “clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system,” reported Gilles-Eric Séralini, a molecular biologist at the University of Caen.

Jan 08 11:44

Before you take that antidepressant, visit this web site

Of course, there have always been murders, suicides, postpartum depression and veteran despondency. But parents killing children, children killing children, children killing parents and people killing their whole families wasn’t news-as-usual before SSRIs appeared in 1988, say anti-SSRI advocates.

“There are two cases of women who stabbed a man close to 200 times and a case of a man who stabbed his wife over 100 times and then went next door to the neighbor’s house and stabbed the neighbor’s furniture about 500 times,” says Henderson, a retired teacher who lives in Texas. “There is also a case of a woman close to 80-years-old who stabbed her husband 56 times and then stabbed herself to death. This kind of energy, rage and insanity was not seen before SSRIs.”

Jan 07 20:39

Thirsty? Bacteria linked to feces found on soda fountains

If you're chugging a soda from a fast food joint, you may want to put it down and read this.

A team of microbiologists from Hollins University found that 48% of the sodas they tested from fast food soda fountains had coliform bacteria, according to Tom Laskawy, a media and technology professional and blogger for grist.org.

Coliform is typically fecal in origin.

On top of that, the study found that most of the bacteria were resistant to antibiotics.

Jan 06 13:50

S. 510: A New Attack on Small Farms

Read the bill & take action here:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/217

Please help spread the word!

Jan 06 13:35

Ottawa ordered scanners months ago

Our (prorogued) Fed gov't in Canada protecting our rights and freedoms. Sheesh!

And, at the time of posting to whr, according to the CBC, 62% are still willing to fly. Here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourview/2010/01/body-scanners-coming-to-canada...

A lot of effing dumbass Canadians.

Jan 05 19:27

Google Nexus One early termination fee could reach $550

Buyers beware: people who choose the subsidized new Google Nexus One phone with a T-Mobile contract will get hit with US$550 in early termination fees if they cancel their service in under four months.

Jan 05 06:50

US overhauls terror watchlists

The United States has overhauled its terror watchlists after the attempted Christmas Day bombing of an airliner which has led President Barack Obama to order a widespread review of security measures.

Jan 01 19:20

Happy New Year! Here's an Idea TO FIGHT BACK... is it sound?

This may seem radical - but it is certainly peaceful. Just some food for thought.

As far as the specifics - bring the ideas on and let's see what we can do together.

Dec 30 08:59

Toxic Burden: Women Put 515 Chemicals on Their Faces Every Day

Aside from aluminum, many of these products contain other harmful ingredients like synthetic dyes, fragrances, and parabens. When applied continually, the many beauty products that women use are exposing them to wide range of carcinogens.
The perpetual advent of new and innovative beauty products has led to a massive increase in product usage over the years.

What was once a basic cleansing protocol has turned into a lifestyle of trying the latest and greatest products in an effort to maintain youthful beauty. As a result, women are exposed to more toxic carcinogens from beauty products than ever.

An Environmental Working Group (EWG) study from 2006 found that less than one percent of all cosmetic products are made from ingredients that have all undergone safety assessments.

Dec 30 08:54

FDA approves Crestor for people who have no health problem to correct

Selling drugs only to people who are sick is, by definition, a limited market. Expanding drug revenues requires reaching people who have nothing wrong with them and convincing them that taking a cocktail of daily pharmaceuticals will somehow keep them healthy.

All this is, of course, the greatest quackery we've yet seen from Big Pharma, because once this floodgate of "preventive pharmaceuticals" is unleashed, the drug companies will be positioned to promote a bewildering array of other preventive chemicals you're supposed to take at the same time. Did you take your anti-cancer pill today? How about your anti-diabetes pill? Anti-cholesterol pill? Don't forget your anti-Alzheimer's pill, too.

Dec 30 06:29

Car dealers want to keep buyers of dying brands

This Christmas and New Year, the auto industry is worried about the orphans.

There are about 3 million of them: Customers who either lost their dealer because of closings in 2009 or whose current car brand is going out of business.

GM is killing the Pontiac, Saab and Saturn brands. Its Hummer brand will likely be sold to a Chinese company. That leaves Pontiac, Saab and Saturn customers needing a new place to service their cars.

Dec 28 04:13

More herbicide use reported on genetically modified crops

A report has found that farmers are using more herbicides on genetically engineered soybeans, corn, and cotton because of resistant weeds.

Dec 22 12:03

Health Canada seeks input on adding anti-cancer drug to junk food.

Ottawa wants to know what you think about its unusual proposal to put a cancer-fighting drug into junk food.

Health Canada is inviting public comments until February 21 on its idea to have small amounts of the enzyme asparaginase put into foods like potato chips and french fries. On its website, Health Canada says its scientists have finished a detailed safety assessment on the enzyme and haven't found any health or safety concerns.

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Make the politicians families consume it for 5 years as a test. If it is really that safe, they should have no complaints.

Dec 21 04:21

Cable Con

I got a letter today from my cable provider, asking me to subscribe to their telephone service. For only $15.99, per month!
sounds like a great deal right ?
Ya it is a great deal for them!
Considering Skype gives me the same service for $3 dollars a month! all cable telephone uses the same VOIP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_Internet_Protocol
but that is not the point of this article.

because the letter goes on to say over 2 million people have already switched! that's right 2 million people!
so lets see
2 million
times
$15.99
equals
$32,000,000
PER MONTH
For them to do virtually nothing, other then tell their computers to turn you on! because the cable lines already go to your house!

Dec 17 03:38

Fox News Covers Mass Drugging of Society with Lithium

“Lithium in the Water Supply: America has been adding fluoride to its public water supplies for decades to help prevent reduce tooth decay. Now researchers from Japan suggests expanding the list to lithium,” is how how Fox News 9 describes the segment.
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Adding fluoride and lithium to drinking water is an effective way to subdue and narcotize the population, especially during times of social and political upheaval.

Dec 16 16:48

The Truth About Tamiflu

Now it looks as if our concerns were correct, and the nation may have put more than a billion dollars into the medical equivalent of a mirage. This week, the British medical journal BMJ published a multi-part investigation that confirms that the scientific evidence just isn’t there to show that Tamiflu prevents serious complications, hospitalization, or death in people that have the flu. The BMJ goes further to suggest that Roche, the Swiss company that manufactures and markets Tamiflu, may have misled governments and physicians. In its defense, Roche stated that the company “has never concealed (or had the intention to conceal) any pertinent data.

Dec 16 09:32

Google Nexus One 'available from January 5'

According to Reuters and sources familiar with the product, the Nexus One, the first Google-designed mobile phone, could be on sale in the first week of January.

If, as expected, Google sells the device sim-free, leaving buyers to arrange their own mobile contracts - the Nexus One could be available from the Google website on the same day as the company officially announce the phone’s launch.

It is not known yet whether it will be available outside the US.

Dec 16 07:40

Story Of Stuff: A Must Watch Video

Consumerism in the U.S. was and is intentionally created to subjugate us and enrich the Corporations.Simple and easily understood explanation of the entire process.

Dec 13 14:38

Over 300 Pollutants in U.S. Tap Water

Since 2004, testing by water utilities has found 316 pollutants in the tap water Americans drink, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) drinking water quality analysis of almost 20 million records obtained from state water officials.

More than half of the chemicals detected are not subject to health or safety regulations and can legally be present in any amount. The federal government does have health guidelines for others, but 49 of these contaminants have been found in one place or another at levels above those guidelines, polluting the tap water for 53.6 million Americans. The government has not set a single new drinking water standard since 2001.

Dec 13 08:37

US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine

On April 22, 2009, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that in 2006 more money was spent on treating mental disorders in children aged 0 to 17 than for any other medical condition, with a total of $8.9 billion. By comparison, the cost of treating trauma-related disorders, including fractures, sprains, burns, and other physical injuries, was only $6.1 billion.

In 2008, psychiatric drug makers had overall sales in the US of $14.6 billion from antipsychotics, $9.6 billion off antidepressants, $11.3 billion from antiseizure drugs and $4.8 billion in sales of ADHD drugs, for a grand total of $40.3 billion.

Dec 13 08:28

Poor Children Four Times More Likely to Get Antipsychotics

New federally financed drug research reveals a stark disparity: children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance. And the Medicaid children are more likely to receive the drugs for less severe conditions than their middle-class counterparts, the data shows.

Dec 12 13:27

Petition for the Determination of Nonregulated Status for Roundup RReady2Yield™ Soybean MON 89788

By submitting this information, Monsanto does not authorize its release to any third party. In the event the USDA receives a Freedom of Information Act request, pursuant to 5 U.S.C., § 552, and 7 CFR Part 1, covering all or some of this information, Monsanto expects that, in advance of the release of the document(s), USDA will provide Monsanto with a copy of the material proposed to be released and the opportunity to object to the release of any information based on appropriate legal grounds, e.g. responsiveness, confidentiality, and/or competitive concerns. Monsanto understands that a copy of this information may be made available to the public in a reading room and by individual request, as part of a public comment period.

Dec 11 14:02

Google Sues to Stop Work-From-Home Scams

"At the heart of the scheme is a false representation that consumers can participate in a Google-sponsored program that will allow them to make hundreds of dollars a day working at home performing a simple task that requires no particular experience or qualifications," the search engine giant wrote in a 26-page claim filed in U.S. District Court in Utah.

The lawsuit names Nevada-based Pacific WebWorks and 50 other defendants referred to only as "Does 1 through 50."

Pacific WebWorks did not immediately return calls for comment from ABCNews.com. According to the Google claim, Pacific WebWorks operates a credit card processing site.

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Dec 10 12:26

How to make a faraday cage wallet - Protect the private info on all your rfid chips.

You already have your tin foil hat, and you're pretty sure no one can find you on the Google. However, there's one detail you may not have thought of, and that's those pesky RFID chips.

RFID tags identifying who and -- gasp! —- where you are can be found in passports, ATM cards, credit cards and some state-issued ID cards. The same technology will possibly even be used in paper money in the near future.

With the right equipment, these chips can be read from afar by data snoops or your friendly government official. A Faraday cage is sufficient for blocking such eavesdropping.

Here's how to hide yourself from both the baddies and The Man.

Dec 07 06:59

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Limit our lifestyles????? clearly you have not studied the science which proves that it is POOR people who causes global warming!!!!!"

Dec 06 08:28

FDA Posts Nationwide Recall of Slim Fast Drinks: 10 million cans affected

A nationwide voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans has been posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting.

Dec 05 09:27

Attention Christmas Shoppers: Top Ten Brands to Boycott

While there are many Israeli and multinational companies that benefit from apartheid, we put together this list to highlight ten specific companies to target. Many of these produce goods in such a way that directly harms Palestinians — exploiting labor, developing technology for military operations, or supplying equipment for illegal settlements. Many are also the targets of boycotts for other reasons, like harming the environment and labor violations.

Dec 04 09:42

Superior man arrested for trespassing on his own land

Jeremy Engelking will appear in Douglas County court this afternoon to face a trespassing charge. But here’s the kicker: The Superior man allegedly trespassed on his own property.

Engelking, 27, aimed to hunt deer Wednesday morning when he noticed a pipeline crew on his land. He hopped on his ATV and told workers they had no right to be on his property because he had received no compensation from Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. for an easement.

Engelking said workers told him he was in an unsafe place and asked him to come to an equipment staging area, where he continued to argue his case.

But just as he was turning to leave, Engelking said an officer from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene and approached with a Taser drawn.

Dec 01 14:18

New ACTA Leak Confirms Major Threat to Internet

The internet is under attack by our very own US Government, working on behalf of corporate interests in the entertainment and content industries. What does this mean for you?

1. You can be banned from the internet, fined and even jailed if a copyright holder ACCUSES you of wrongdoing three times. Whether you violated their copyright or not.

2. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be forced to invest heavily in intrusive monitoring infrastructure. Guess who'll end up covering those costs?

Dec 01 07:45

Spam gang fined £10 million by US court

The network of spammers, led by New Zealand brothers Lance and Shane Atkinson, is believed to have been responsible for as much as one third of the world's web junk mail.

A US district court ordered the Atkinson brothers to pay £10 million for sending billions of unsolicited emails. The brothers had a network of operatives in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Russia and Canada who sent out messages advertising everything from penis enlargements to prescription drugs.

Nov 30 15:54

"Superfoods" that Everyone Needs to Stay Alive and Healthy

"Superfoods" that Everyone Needs to Stay Alive and Healthy

Experts say dozens of easy-to-find 'superfoods' can help ward off heart disease, cancer, cholesterol, and more.

Imagine a superfood -- not a drug -- powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket.

"The effect that diet can have on how you feel today and in the future is astounding," says nutritionist Elizabeth Somer.

Nov 28 12:34

World's strongest' beer with 32% strength.Tactical Nuclear Penguin

He said: "This beer is about pushing the boundaries, it is about taking innovation in beer to a whole new level."
Mr Watt added that a beer such as Tactical Nuclear Penguin should be drunk in "spirit sized measures".
A warning on the label states: "This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost."

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 20 14:55

The card payments you cannot stop

Cancelling a subscription, for example, may not always be as easy as it looks.

Nov 20 14:51

Procter & Gamble recalls 120,000 Vicks nasal sprays

Procter & Gamble has announced it is recalling 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after small traces of bacteria were found in the product.

Bottles shipped to the US, the UK and Germany are being recalled after traces of the B. cepacia bacteria were found at a German plant in Gross Gerau.

The firm said no illnesses had been reported, but the bacteria can affect people with lung problems.

It added that consumers who have the medication should no longer use it.

Nov 20 13:43

Batch of H1N1 vaccine recalled for severe reactions

it's ok to kill or make deadly ill 1 in 100,000 people! but the buck stops at 1 in 20,000 *sarcasm*.. what if it was their kids or loved one that was one of the 1 in 100,000? this rate is why i say you should ONLY get a shot, from a DOCTOR, a pharmacists or another of the non doctors they have dispensing this stuff, can only call an Ambulance, it may be 2 late by then!

OTTAWA – A batch of swine flu vaccine is being pulled back for investigation after it appeared to cause higher rates of severe allergic reactions than other lots.

Nov 20 07:58

another drug does more harm then good

Notice this story says nothing about the patients who legally rely on the drug for pain relief. These results raise greater questions about whether ketamine prescription is wise, though, versus alternatives.

ALSO YOU HAVE TO READ THIS QUOTE IT'S A REAL "HOOT"!
"However, all groups of ketamine users showed evidence of unusual beliefs or mild delusions, such as conspiracy theories, the psychological questionnaires showed."

you all failed to inform me, you were snorting Ketamine, before i started reading WRH and listening to Mike on his radio show!

PS: in case you can not tell! In My last comment i was just being facetious!

Nov 19 08:51

Energy-saving bulbs 'get dimmer'

Energy-efficient light bulbs lose on average 22% of their brightness over their lifetime, a study has found.

In some cases they emit just 60% as much light as traditional models which are being phased out of shops, it says.

Nov 12 15:16

ACTA: Internet Users Guilty Until Proven Innocent

There's much more to this - read more (some of the things I *wish* I had said during the interview) & take action here:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/190

Nov 12 07:07

Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites

If you want to draw attention to a problem, try hiding it. That's the strategy of several military bases when it comes to the H1N1 vaccine.

Shortly after the Pentagon announced that all Armed Services personnel would soon be facing a mandatory H1N1 vaccination program, I started receiving email from soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors because of a previous story I had written on the anthrax vaccine. Mandatory vaccine programs are a sensitive subject in the military, so it's not a huge surprise that swift and visceral reactions to the program gained speed.

Nov 07 12:32

Obama Puts Monsanto Lobbyist In Charge Of Food Safety

Obama Puts Monsanto Lobbyist In Charge Of Food Safety

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq.
Organic Consumers Association [1]
Friday, July 24, 2009

Genetically modified foods [2] are not safe [3]. The only reason they’re in our food supply is because government bureaucrats with ties to industry suppressed or manipulated scientific research and deprived consumers of the information they need to make informed choices about whether or not to eat genetically modified foods.

Nov 04 10:08

Newly discovered Safari bug could mean big fees for some iPhone users

The flaw, as discovered by Estonian Apple Site AppleSpot: If the user visits a site which uses Motion-JPEG (most commonly used for security cams and live feeds) in Safari, Safari will continue to gobble up bandwidth even after Safari is closed. Safari is one of the few apps that Apple allows to process in the background, and Motion-JPEG streams appear to continue streaming, even if the stream is in another tab or in the “closed” application.

Oct 31 14:45

Chemical alert as six passengers faint on transatlantic flight to Heathrow

Actually, I have witnessed this issue personally 5 or 6 times in long flights.

I almost fainted several times (and I'm not a weakling sicko), and I decided to go do some research. This is what I have come up with, and I believe to be true in great length:
What happens is this. the cabin gets pressurized by something called "BLEED AIR", which is air that stems from some small inlets located right after the large FAN (front section) of the engines.

Now, normally, air keeps coming in through those inlets, which can be called "fresh air", and the "spent air" is let out of the cabin through valves.
Now, the ZIO SCAMMERS IN CHARGE, have found a way TO SAVE FUEL.

Oct 29 21:13

Different theme same story

i wanted to draw attention to one part of this NY story

Paterson declares swine flu emergency

By: The Associated Press

Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:09 PM EDT
ALBANY -- Gov. David Paterson declared a state of emergency, saying a recent rise in swine flu cases has created a "disaster" and that certain provisions of state law needed to be set aside to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible.

The executive order Thursday means that far more health care professionals -- including dentists, dental hygienists, podiatrists, pharmacists, midwives and physicians assistants -- will be permitted to administer swine flu and seasonal flu vaccines with only brief training.

I see so many problems with this it's NOT funny

Oct 29 12:15

SWINE FLU VACCINE OCT 2009: LICENSED AND UNTESTED

Great article about Swine Flu.

This has been a big week for swine flu vaccines. With the money machine in full swing to get the untested swine flu vaccine out to the public ASAP, it's hard to keep up with the level of deception in mainstream media. But we'll give it a try.

One final important revelation about the AP article, and perhaps the agenda of the Director of the NIH:

"Younger children simply don't have as mature an immune system," Fauci explained. "So a first dose of vaccine against a flu strain they've never experienced acts as an introduction for their immune system, and a booster shortly thereafter revs up that immune response."

Oct 25 19:47

How much profit is fair for prescription drugs?

Research and development costs on patented drugs must be reimbursed. But beyond that, is the sky the limit for the prices on prescription drugs?
Take a look at this mark up list for prescription drugs and see how you feel about it...

Oct 19 10:20

Heads up to all the Canucks out there: Bill C 6 is about to get third reading.

If this bill passes, we can say goodbye to Canada as we know it. Time to fight is now.

Oct 17 18:35

Harper Says Canadian Dollar Strength Is a Concern

This article only proves how stupid the Canadian gov't is. We have a strong dollar v. USD, and that, according to our stupid prime minister is a bad thing. Ergo, the Canadian economy should be as messed up as the US economy.

Give me a break! Stevie boy should move to the US if he loves it that much!

Oct 17 08:17

Dazzle white and Smile Brite

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As I uncover the unethical advertisers I report them to AdSense with a request that they be removed from our rotation, and I will post these consumer alerts here on the main page.

Oct 17 07:47

COMPUTER LAPTOP REPAIR Better Fix it yourself

Oct 16 11:01

Court: Monsanto guilty of false claims about product safety

France's highest court has ruled that US agrochemical giant Monsanto had not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup. The court confirmed an earlier judgment that Monsanto had falsely advertised its herbicide as "biodegradable" and claimed it "left the soil clean".

The company was fined 15,000 euros (£13,800; $22,400). It has yet to comment on the judgment. Roundup is the world's best-selling herbicide. Monsanto also sells crops genetically-engineered to be tolerant to Roundup.

French environmental groups had brought the case in 2001 on the basis that glyphosate, Roundup's main ingredient, is classed as "dangerous for the environment" by the European Union.

Oct 07 08:05

Mummy bloggers spit the dummy over Nestle's spoilt milk

Hell hath no fury like a mummy blogger scorned - a lesson quickly learnt by Nestle this week after its attempt to buy bloggers' affections backfired spectacularly.

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Folks, with the arrival of the blogs, it is clear that marketing has to change focus away from pure image and back onto product quality.

Some corporations are a little slow in getting the message.

Oct 03 06:30

Nullification at Work The Ballot Drive to Legalize Pot in California Begins

When a state “nullifies” a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or “non-effective,” within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned.

While the media of late tends to focus on the new crop of states resisting DC with legislation on firearms and health care, they almost always miss, or ignore, what I consider to be some of the greatest and most effective state resistance to federal power – marijuana activism.

Oct 03 01:38

Harvard Survey: Only One Third Of Americans Believe Swine Flu Vaccine Is Safe

A survey conducted by Harvard University has found that only one third of adults trust the safety of the imminently available H1N1 vaccine.

Just 40% of respondents said they would take the swine flu shot in the poll carried out by Harvard Opinion Research Program at Harvard School of Public Health.

The study, funded under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found that respondents were worried about side effects or not concerned about catching the flu at all.

44% of respondents who were parents said they were unsure over getting their children vaccinated against H1N1, with 21% of those parents saying they absolutely will not allow their kids to be vaccinated.

Sep 24 08:12

Can we as *individuals* seed a new economy?

Pledge here: http://FriendsOfSlowMoney.com

I'm sick of people (not YOU guys, obviously) waiting for the GOVERNMENT to "fix" the economy - the point of this project is to get INDIVIDUALS involved in supporting entrepreneurship, small business, local community and local food systems. WE can rebuild the economy ourselves.

Sep 23 17:14

OIL PRICES PLUMMET !

Going into this week's inventory report from the Energy Information Administration, analysts had been expecting to see oil inventory drop by around 2.25 million barrels. What today's report actually showed though was an increase last week by 2.8 million barrels.
:o)

Sep 19 05:46

Stop Using Hydroxycut Products

Some Hydroxycut products are associated with a number of serious liver injuries and lawsuit inquiries have already been made by people who have been harmed by these products.

What is Hydroxycut?
http://www.hydroxycutinformation.com/
Hydroxycut is the brand name of some of America’s top-selling weight loss products which are taken by millions of consumers each year. Hydroxycut products are made by Iovate Health Sciences, which has over 750 items sold in more than 70 countries around the world.

(*Want to lose weight ? stick with the DIET SODA ! official white horse souse)

Sep 18 14:34

Quietly, Sotomayor turns on corporations

Judges “created corporations as persons, gave birth to corporations as persons,” she said, the Wall Street Journal noted Friday. “There could be an argument made that that was the court’s error to start with…[imbuing] a creature of state law with human characteristics.”

Sep 18 11:36

RIAA's Elementary School Copyright Curriculum

Music Rules! starts by defining the terms that teachers need to know about copyright in order to cover the material. The complete list (we kid you not) is: counterfeit recordings, DMCA notice, "Grokster" ruling, legal downloading, online piracy, peer-to-peer file sharing, pirate recordings, songlifting, and US copyright law.

Sep 16 04:28

48% of Consumers Interested in Purchasing a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

I wanna say something about all these poll's, 1) you can make a poll say anything by finding people with the answers you want (1a) WRH polls do not do this 2) WRH polls usually have way more respondents then any other "Official" polls including this one. So in a nut-shell i believe any WRH poll more then any poll done by anyone, everyone else poll's i see is not worth a grain of salt

http://www.pikeresearch.com/newsroom/48-of-consumers-interested-in-pur...

Survey respondents were willing to pay a 12% premium over a normal vehicle for a plug-in hybrid

Sep 15 17:05

URGENT MATERIAL ::: MUST WATCH --- Re: Bill C-6

WATCH THESE TWO VIDEO PIECES ::: DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
Restricting Our Freedoms - Shawn Buckley About Bill C-6
PART 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_0HlCwb8A
PART 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud4bYJXIrAE
...from the DVD "Too Hard to Swallow 2" (AVAILABLE FROM WWW.MEDIAREEL.NET) constitutional lawyer, Shawn Buckley presents the truth about Bill C-6 and the loss of our fundamental freedom in Canada if the bill passes.
DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

Sep 15 14:27

Remarks of Senator Russ Feingold Introducing a Resolution to Censure President George W. Bush

The President’s wrongdoing demands a response. And not just a response that prevents wrongdoing in the future, but a response that passes judgment on what has happened. We in the Congress bear the responsibility to check a President who has violated the law, who continues to violate the law, and who has not been held accountable for his actions.

Sep 14 16:34

Video: The Health Insurance Racket

CIGNAs Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.

Welcome to the American health insurance industry. Instead of helping policyholders attain the health security they need for their families, big insurance companies get rich by denying coverage to patients. Now theyre sending lobbyists to Washington, DC to twist the arms of lawmakers to oppose reform of the status quo. Why? Because the status quo pays.

Learn more at www.sickforprofit.com about the glamorous lives of billionaire health insurance executives and tell us your story of being victimized by their greed.

Sep 13 14:01

Lava maps causing angst on Big Island

PAHOA, Hawaii - The U.S. Geological Survey's 35-year-old maps of lava danger zones in this southern corner of the Big Island are a tableau of earthy colors and odd shapes originally meant for scientific and planning purposes.

The maps have also long been used by the home insurance industry to assess lava hazard risks. But in the last year or two, the maps have become a source of contention as insurers have hiked rates or completely abandoned areas that are deemed to be the most dangerous.

Fannie Mae, the huge backer of home mortgages, recently declared it would no longer do so in the two most hazardous zones. That has residents pointing fingers of blame at the charts that even the Geological Survey acknowledges are outdated.

Sep 10 20:08

New software causes iPhones to freeze and stop working, say users

iPhone users have complained that new software released by Apple has caused their handsets to crash and go dead.

The iPhone 3.1 software update has made some of the devices freeze and get stuck in a restore status.

The breakdown means the phones are wiped of contacts, music, photos and videos and cannot be used for making calls.

Sep 09 10:16

Flexner Report

That's what the foundations are all about, ladies and gentlemen. Make no mistake about it. The foundation takeover of the "American Medical Schools" followed almost immediately after Gates went to work for Rockefeller. It was fast and it was simple. It took place in three steps.

Sep 08 15:15

FLASHBACK: Mandatory Health Insurance Program

Massachusetts' Mandatory Health Insurance program, which becomes effective on July 1, 2007, is touted as a national model to address the needs of the more than 45 million Americans without health insurance.

In April 2006, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed into law a broad new program requiring all citizens to obtain health insurance

Sep 05 19:43

Microsoft attacking Linux at the retail level

A forum poster at Overclock.net posted screenshots from the Microsoft ExpertZone training for BestBuy employees titled "Comparing Windows 7 to Linux." After completing the course, BestBuy employees are eligible for a $10 copy of Windows 7. While Microsoft's claims are far fetched at best, one has to wonder what their endgame is.

Sep 04 09:46

Proposed Power Corridor Raises Eminent Domain Concerns in Six States

Construction of a $1.2 billion high-power electricity corridor could allow private companies to invoke Federal eminent domain powers.

The corridor is planned for parts of Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Virginia. The 500-kilovolt transmission lines are anticipated to be 150 feet high and 70 feet wide, requiring a 200-foot wide swath of land to be cleared.

In my Maryland county, this amounts to 640 acres of land seized - the bulk of which cuts through working farmland and 200-year-old forests. According to the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC), Pepco Holdings, Inc (PHI) has stated that they do not anticipate the project will bring jobs to local counties, nor do they anticipate utilizing local contractors to do the work.

Sep 03 13:30

Microsoft pushes for single global patent system

"In today's world of universal connectivity, global business and collaborative innovation, it is time for a world patent that is derived from a single patent application, examined and prosecuted by a single examining authority and litigated before a single judicial body," said Guiterrez. "A harmonized, global patent system would resolve many of the criticisms leveled at national patent systems over unmanageable backlogs and interminable pendency periods."

Sep 02 15:23

Supermarkets in 'secret talks to introduce GM foods to the shelves'

The big supermarkets have held secret talks to pave the way for the introduction of controversial GM crops on to their shelves, industry sources said last night.

The stores banned GM ingredients more than ten years ago in response to public anxiety about their impact on human health and the environment.

But a source indicated that all the major supermarkets were involved in the discussions except Waitrose.

Sep 01 13:17

Schoolgirls rumble Ribena vitamin claims

Two New Zealand schoolgirls humbled one of the world's biggest food and drugs companies after their school science experiment found that their ready-to-drink Ribena contained almost no trace of vitamin C.

Aug 28 19:42

Fluoride Linked to Arthritis, Study Shows

A 2009 Brazilian study shows that, after brushing with a fluoridated dentifrice, a substantial amount of fluoride is ingested by children. (7)

“Fluoride at any level accumulates in the body,” says Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation. “So even water fluoridation will cause arthritic-like symptoms in susceptible individuals which is compounded by U.S. physicians’and dentists' lack of training to diagnose fluoride toxicity.” (See: http://tinyurl.com/Susheela

“We know US schoolchildren are fluoride-overdosed (5). What’s it doing to their bones?” asks Beeber.

Aug 28 19:01

Startling New Evidence That The ‘Swine Flu’ Pandemic Is Man-Made

In 2005, this “jobbing” of separate ingredients by multiple companies would never have been allowed because of the legal liability issues involved. However, in 2009, all liabilities for death and disability from faulty or contaminated vaccines have been stripped away. Any wrongful death or disability lawsuits against Novartis or any other company will today be summarily dismissed.

Novartis today has carte blanche blanket immunity for their actions and any large pharmaceutical company who so desires, can join them at the feeding troughs just by paying millions for their “kits”.

If this isn’t the pinnacle of criminality, then I don’t know what is.

Aug 25 15:46

Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

HFCS has replaced sugar as the sweetener in many beverages and foods such as breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments. On average, Americans consume about 12 teaspoons per day of HFCS, but teens and other high consumers can take in 80 percent more HFCS than average.

"Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered."

Aug 25 00:14

This Isn’t Reform, It’s Robbery

Capitalists, as my friend Father Michael Doyle says, should never be allowed near a health care system. They hold sick children hostage as they force parents to bankrupt themselves in the desperate scramble to pay for medical care. The sick do not have a choice. Medical care is not a consumable good. We can choose to buy a used car or a new car, shop at a boutique or a thrift store, but there is no choice between illness and health. And any debate about health care must acknowledge that the for-profit health care industry is the problem and must be destroyed. This is an industry that hires doctors and analysts to deny care to patients in order to increase profits. It is an industry that causes half of all bankruptcies.

Aug 21 19:25

Drinking Cola Causes Muscle Weakness, Bone Loss

People who drink more than two quarts of cola per day may induce severe and possibly fatal potassium deficiency, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Ioannina, Greece, and published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.

"We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before, and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralization and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes," researcher Moses Elisaf said. "Evidence is increasing to suggest that excessive cola consumption can also lead to hypokalemia, in which the blood potassium levels fall, causing an adverse effect on vital muscle functions."

Aug 20 19:22

Home Office unlikely to accept ID card cloner's offer of demonstration

The Home Office is unlikely to respond to an invitation to see how a UK identity card was cracked and cloned.

A Home Office spokesman confirmed it had received an offer from Adam Laurie, an expert in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, to demonstrate how he cloned a government-issued ID card with little more than a mobile phone and a laptop.

"We've spent a fortune on this rubbish, dammit. Go away."

Aug 19 20:13

EU to probe 'exploding' iPhones and iPods

The EU is investigating reports of exploding iPhones and iPods, it was reported last night.

There are reports of iPods allegedly exploding or catching fire in Britain, France, Holland and Sweden.

Earlier this month an iPod Touch belonging to Ellie Stanborough, an 11-year-old girl from Liverpool, apparently blew up.

Her father complained at the time that he dropped the music player after it over-heated.

'It made a hissing noise,' he said. 'I could feel it getting hotter in my hand and I thought I could see vapour.'

He threw the music player out of his back door and 'within 30 seconds there was a pop, a big puff of smoke and it went 10ft in the air'.

Aug 19 07:26

UK Gets Windows 7 Full Versions at Half Price, U.S. Pays double

I know some of u have heard this before, BUT now we have proof AND it pans out to be the truth UK half price OR YOU CAN say Americans are paying double. and yes this takes in to account the current rate of currency exchange.
US Price
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Premium/dp/B002DHGMK0/r...
UK Price
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002DUCMT2/ref=s9_simb_gw_xu_s0_p65...

You know there was never anything stopping the US government, from doing the same as the UK & EU, other then political corruption and GREED! the UBER Rich do not care about you!

Aug 18 07:22

WOW this is BIG News, a company NOT moving out side the US... Tesla ROCKS!

WOW this is BIG News a company NOT moving out side the US. !Tesla ROCKS! You Build what People want and you do not have to move out of the US! AND there is a SURPLUS of willing workers right now!!!

"The company is still undergoing negotiations on a Model S assembly plant that will be built at another location in California."

They are Moving from One U.S. city to another
"The electric car maker will move its headquarters from San Carlos to Palo Alto and build a power train plant there."

"The move to 3500 Deer Creek Road is being helped by $465 million in low-interest loans from the U.S. Energy Department."

Aug 17 13:24

disease-causing bacteria in your anti-bacterial hand sanitizer

By: LizzieTish
Liz posted this link in the Last chat room i was in so credit goes to her! I promised i would post it.

"For a skin-care company, finding disease-causing bacteria in your anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and lotion has to sting." "According to the FDA, a recent inspection of the Roy, Utah-based company's over-the-counter products designed to guard against diseases and treat open wounds and damaged skin instead revealed bacteria that can cause skin and tissue infections, which in severe cases require surgery."

How long were they selling this before the "recent inspection" occurred, more then likely more then a year!

FDA
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm164845.htm

LA Times

Aug 17 08:24

15 Horrifying Reasons to Never Let Anyone You Love Near a McDonald's

The Golden Arches: the ultimate American icon. Super Size Me taught us that fast food culture brings obesity, heart disease, hypertension and a whole slew of other problems. How bad do you really want that Big Mac? Here are 15 reasons you’ll never let anyone you love get near those Golden Arches.

Aug 16 10:29

Palm accused of 'spying' on Pre owners

Palm Pre owner Joey Hess claims to have uncovered code within the phone's operating system which shows that the device is sending back information about his location to Palm.

The software developer said that log files for the handset show that his phone has been sending data back to Palm on a regular basis.

Mr Hess said that although the data was sent over a secure link, it contained information about his location, and a list of the applications installed on his handset. It showed how long he spent using those applications, and sent back crash data whenever applications unexpectedly quit.

Aug 12 15:39

Nicotine improves brain function in schizophrenics

Smoking is still a very dangerous way to get the chemical, though

Smoking may cause cancer and brain damage -- and even damage electronics -- but one of the primary chemicals in cigarette smoke, nicotine, holds promise in improving the lives of those with the mental illness schizophrenia, according to a new medical study. Nicotine is a stimulant, similar to caffeine, but more potent. It is also a procarcinogen, as the liver converts it in small quantities to carcinogenic derivatives.

Aug 12 14:53

Tesla Motors Posts First Profit

After years of losses, the company's persistence is finally paying off

Luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors appears to be firing on all cylinders. Despite a painful couple of years that saw the company cutting back to survive the recession, the company emerged stronger than ever. Thanks to a new partnership with Daimler, additional engineering, distribution, and marketing resources were gained. And most importantly, Tesla finally began to deliver vehicles.

Now the company can celebrate an important milestone -- its first profit. After many months in the red, July saw the company in the black, making $1M USD in profit on $20M USD in revenue. The profits came thanks to a record 109 cars shipped in the month. Manufacturing cost cuts also helped to enable the profit.

Aug 12 11:02

More Mass Kids In School Without Vaccinations

BOSTON -- A Team 5 Investigates review of Department of Public Health records finds the number of parents seeking exemptions for immunizations has been steadily rising. The number is growing despite a declining number of kindergarten students over the past decade.

The number of exemptions was .77 percent in 1998 and is now 1.3 percent. Religious exemptions have more than doubled in the past decade.

"I think it's horrible," said Dr. John Cohen, a pediatrician and staunch supporter of vaccination. "There's no religion in this world that says you shouldn't immunize your child."

(Note from LizzieTish to Dr. Cohen:
Ahem.... excuse me? How about squalene, thimerosol, cancer viruses in the vaccines? Those are the best reasons to avoid the vaccines. You should avoid them too, Doc.)

Aug 12 10:56

Does virus vaccine increase the risk of cancer?

The swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shock warning about its safety.

Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus.

He has grave reservations about the firm Novartis who are developing the vaccine and testing it in Germany. The vaccination is injected “with a very hot needle”, Wodarg said.

The nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals and "we do not know if there could be an allergic reaction".

But more importantly, some people fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting the cells.

Aug 11 13:02

5 Easy Ways to Save Money in this Recession (by Opting Out...)

Oh, and added bonus? If you do these things, you'll be opting out of systems that are dysfunctional - like the mainstream food system & mainstream media - and supporting new and/or local systems that are better for all of us.

More here: http://bytestyle.tv/node/109

Aug 10 06:45

Google and Blogger Shut Down Sibel Edmonds’ Blog

Increasingly, Google and its properties — the vastly popular video site YouTube and equally popular Blogger — are tools for shutting down opposition to the government. On the weekend, Google removed an Alex Jones video critical of Obama’s policies. Google classified the video as “hate speech” because the corporation allegedly received complaints the content of the video was racist. In the video, Alex appears as “Obama the Joker,” as depicted in a now infamous street art poster

Aug 07 10:36

BEST BUY - It’s Time For An Apology

In addition to recovering the photos, PhotoRescue Expert also reveals the date and time the photos were taken. That first photo was taken on February 8, 2009 at 3:24. Funny. My mother-in-law didn’t purchase the camera until February 25th.

As I said before, today was a very interesting day. Not only did I prove the camera had no signs of damage, I also proved that the camera had indeed been used before my mother-in-law purchased it. But that wasn’t all I found…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My own little adventure with Best Buy

And (as we head into the holiday shopping season) try entering "Best Buy Sucks" into any search engine for a dose of consumer protection.

Aug 06 05:07

Gasoline-diesel 'cocktail': A potent recipe for cleaner, more efficient engines

you will not see American auto makers make this nor foreign ones selling it here

An average of 20 percent greater fuel efficiency
***roughly the amount that we import from the Persian Gulf***

Aug 04 20:04

HD DVD returns and kicks Blu-ray to the gutter

Just when Blu-ray thought it had clear sailing, a tempest has risen in the East: China Blue Hi-definition Disk (CBHD). Toshiba has licensed its HD DVD to them and it will be the unit world leader in HD optical technology in just 12 months.

Why? The Times Online reports that the CBHD players are outselling Blu-ray in China by 3-1 and the CBHD disks cost a quarter of Blu-ray.

Aug 04 06:42

Girl, 11, offered refund by Apple for exploding iPod... but only if she agreed not to tell anyone

Computer giant Apple tried to silence a family after a young girl's iPod exploded and they sought a refund.

The firm told Ken Stanborough it would only return his money if he promised not to speak about the settlement, and threatened legal action if he did.

But he refused, saying he found their letter 'very disturbing'.

The incident, which has left the family £162 out of pocket, comes after it emerged that Apple had allegedly tried to do the same to customers in the U.S.

Aug 01 15:12

Hacking threat 'exposes every iPhone in the world' to takeover by criminals

Criminals could take control of every iPhone in the world via text message, owners are being warned.

Hackers could exploit a newly discovered flaw in Apple's handset to control its key functions - stealing data, making calls, surfing the internet and sending texts.

Security experts warn that hackers could soon hijack any of the world's 21million iPhones for identity theft and other crimes.

Aug 01 08:21

Amish farmers lose court battle against RFID, Beasts must still be numbered

Michigan farmers have failed in their attempt to block the introduction of RFID tags for cattle, despite arguments about the cost and the risk of upsetting an otherwise benevolent deity.

The case was bought by the catchily-named Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defence Fund (FTCLDF), representing small farmers in Michigan as well as a group of six Amish farmers: the former concerned about the cost of the tags, while the latter were more worried about eternal damnation brought on by applying numbers to God's own cattle.

Aug 01 08:04

A cancerous conspiracy to poison your faith in organic food

(DailyMail) – Despite its obvious benefits for our health and for the environment, organic food continues to be denigrated by the political and corporate establishment in Britain.

The food industry, in alliance with pharmaceutical and big biotechnology companies, has waged a long, often cynical campaign to convince the public that mass-produced, chemically-assisted and intensively-farmed products are just as good as organic foods, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

Jul 30 11:52

Warning:Electronically Cloning Cellular Phone Numbers

Your cellular telephone has three major security vulnerabilities:
* Vulnerability to monitoring of your conversations while using the phone.
* Vulnerability of your phone being turned into a microphone to monitor conversations in the vicinity of your phone while the phone is inactive.
* Vulnerability to "cloning," or the use of your phone number by others to make calls that are charged to your account.
Cloning is the process whereby a thief intercepts the electronic serial number (ESN) and mobile identification number (MIN) and programs those numbers into another telephone to make it identical to yours. Once cloned, the thief can place calls on the reprogrammed telephone as though he were the legitimate subscriber.

Jul 27 13:46

Urgent Action: Stop the mandatory NAIS, Anti family farms bill - vote is tomorrow!

From the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA) & Campaign for Liberty:

VOTE on HR 2749 POSSIBLE TUESDAY. CALL TODAY.

HR 2749, the All Industrial Agriculture bill, could be voted on in the House of Representatives Tuesday. Please call your Congressman immediately and request that he or she reject this bill. Normal voting rules have been suspended to try and ram this through, so please call immediately.

This bill will:

  • Mandate NAIS (National Animal Identification System)
  • Allow industrializations of all farms
  • Give the federal government arbitrary power to force any practices they choose on any farm.
  • Allow the federal government to outlaw raw milk
Jul 25 06:28

ANother Smoking Dang Lie

see my blog comments about this article here: http://whatreallyhappened.com/blogs/rick-h/09/07/25/another-smoking-li...

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-06/w-nrd062309.php

New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

New research which suggests a direct link between smoking and brain damage will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry. Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to severe neurological damage.

Jul 25 06:25

another Smoking Lie (blog comments to article)

Comments to my article found here: http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/another-smoking-dang-lie

This IS total Bull People ! Do your own study and become a "Researcher" ! Follow these steps... Kill your self...be reincarnated in the years of 1950 to 1970 (seemed to me everyone was smoking then) and then come back to the present and tell me how brain damaged you are! HELLO Knock Knock Any non brain damaged people out there listening ? Another test you "Researchers" can do is take up smoking and get a pet (Dog's and Cat's will do just nicely) and watch them die in the masses ! Plus think about it smokers would be brain dead after 2 smokes because they breath "First" AND "Second" hand smoke !!!!!!

Jul 25 06:21

Don't Let Obama Put GMO Boosters in Charge of Food Safety!

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Genetically modified foods are not safe. The only reason they're in our food supply is because government bureaucrats with ties to industry suppressed or manipulated scientific research and deprived consumers of the information they need to make informed choices about whether or not to eat genetically modified foods.

Jul 24 08:03

The sweet music of revenge: Singer pens YouTube hit after United Airlines breaks his guitar... and shares plunge 10%

In the music video, Carroll relates his story, of how in spring 2008 he was travelling to Nebraska when other passengers exclaimed: 'They're [the baggage handlers] are throwing guitars down there!'

Sure enough, his Taylor guitar had been smashed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

American Airlines destroyed a banjo of mine, but there was no YouTube back then with which to take the story public.

Ahhh, the power of the net!

Jul 21 09:14

WHO moves forward in secrecy to accomplish forced vaccination and population agenda

The WHO has refused to release the Minutes of a key meeting of an advisory vaccine group – packed with executives from Baxter, Novartis and Sanofi – that recommended compulsory vaccinations in the USA, Europe and other countries against the artificial H1N1 “swine flu” virus this autumn.

In an email this morning, a WHO spokesperson claimed there are no Minutes of the meeting that took place on July 7th in which guidelines on the need for worldwide vaccinations that WH0 adopted this Monday were formulated and in which Baxter and other pharma executives participated.

Jul 20 09:27

New Healthcare Bill Will Kill Jobs, Burden Small Business

It just blows my mind that THIS is the best they can do. That instead of looking at ways to reduce healthcare costs so more Americans could afford coverage, their knee-jerk reaction is to tax our businesses to help fund their $2 trillion "plan."

LEARN MORE & TAKE ACTION HERE:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/87

Jul 19 20:21

Must-see documentary on Monsanto

The Future of Food. Hour and a half long.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food

Jul 19 17:44

Self-important self-flagellation global warming nonsense to sell cars: thanks Honda!

This whole dream vs. nightmare BS these guys are wailing about makes me think of Col. Kurtz from Apocolypse Now (see below). These people have gone up the river, split from society, and placed themselves as some sort of self-declared Gods ruling the savages who won't be allowed to use electricty.

They even dug up that charlatan among charlatans Deepak Chopra
who has moved on from fooling dimwits like Oprah with parlor tricks and now is onboard trying to fool all the people all the time.

Jul 19 04:17

Speaking of the CIA

"At 33, she has taken it on her shoulders to confront her family's dark story in an exhibition of sculptures and works on paper that come from her core. Before coming to meet with her, I reviewed the facts: In the mid-fifties, her late maternal grandmother, Velma Orlikow, was diagnosed with postpartum depression. She was sent to Montreal for treatment, to the Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University, the site of now infamous mind-control experiments under the direction of Dr. Ewen Cameron.

Jul 18 12:12

If you like Organic GMO-Free foods... TOO BAD!

If you like Organic foods and don't want to feed yourself or your families Genetically Modified foods, this is a MUST READ article.

Here's an excerpt:
We might, as American eaters, still be having a healthy debate about whether we want to eat genetically-engineered corn, soybeans, and other foods. But the USDA data shows that our farmland is much farther along in making up its mind.

See a new chart showing the huge increase in the percentage of farms planting GMO crops here

Read the rest of the article & take action here:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/85

Jul 17 11:58

1018 Pages of HealthCare "Reform" Being Fast-Tracked Through Congress

Quote of the Day: "If every member pledged to not vote for it (the health care bill) if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes." -- Senator Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader

Read the bill & take action here (it only takes 90 seconds & a few clicks to take action):
http://bytestyle.tv/node/82

Jul 14 08:43

Southwest Flight - A large hole developed in a plane's fuselage -- mid-flight

A 1-foot-by-1-foot hole developed on the top of the plane at the base of the vertical stabilizer and exposed passengers to the evening sky.

Jul 13 09:08

Your Credit Card Company is building a Psych Profile of You

Lenders have been using this sort of data mining ever since, but until recently they've kept it on the down-low to avoid triggering any privacy fears from customers.

Jul 12 14:02

HR 2749 - An Agribusiness Empowering Act

America is the truest example of what George Bernard Shaw meant when he said "Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for the appointment by the corrupt few." Obama is upholding the tradition and then some.
In fact, in less than six months, he's done the impossible. With congressional Democrats, he's compiled a worse record than even his fiercest critics feared, worse than George Bush, straight across the board on both domestic and foreign policies

Jul 11 04:50

Nobody Knows What Nanoparticles Do -- Yet They Are in Your Food, Cosmetics, and Toys

It's a beautiful summer day. You pull on your stain-resistant cargo shorts and odor-resistant hiking socks, gulp down an energy-boosting supplement, slather yourself with sunscreen and head out for a ramble in the woods. Are you poisoning yourself? When you get home, you jump in the shower and toss your clothes in the wash. Are you poisoning the environment? Maybe.

Your sunscreen, energy drink and high-tech clothing may be among the 800-plus consumer products made with nanomaterials: those manufactured at the scale of atoms and molecules. Sunscreen that turns clear on the skin contains titanium dioxide, an ordinary UV-blocker in extraordinarily small particles...

Jul 10 12:23

Toyota is More "American" Than GM, Ford, Chrysler

Many of us have seen a coworker, neighbor, or friend purchase and prominently display a "Buy American" bumper sticker on their domestic automobile. However, in this changing global economy which has seen Toyota and Honda building new factories, design centers, and more in the U.S. and domestic automakers moving their production overseas, are "American" automobiles really that American anymore?

Jul 09 05:49

Where in the World Are the Federal Trade Commissioners?

Does winter weather get you down? Would you rather spend chilly days at the beach in Cancun or skiing in Quebec rather than sitting behind a desk? Well, maybe you should become a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. FTC commissioners are charged with managing the affairs of the federal government's premier consumer protection agency-a job that seems to entail a significant amount of foreign travel, some of it legitimate, some of it a bit questionable.

Jul 08 10:50

HP decides its easier not to have to bother honoring product warranties in the Caribbean?

Mr. Mark Hurd
Chairman of the Board, CEO & President of Hewlett-Packard

Dear Sir,

Jul 08 02:59

PEOPLE DIE AFTER BIRD FLU VACINE TRIAL

Homeless people die after bird flu vaccine trial in Poland

Three Polish doctors and six nurses are facing criminal prosecution after a number of homeless people died following medical trials for a vaccine to the H5N1 bird-flu virus.

Jul 03 16:35

Overheating iPhones: Sorry I'll have to call you back, I'm in a heat wave

The heat wave may have broken in the UK, but that hasn't stopped the world from noticing that Apple has released some support information concerned with overheating iPhones and using the devices in hot weather. We know, the words 'support information' chill us too (if you'll excuse the pun) so we'll summarise it for you - don't let your iPhone get too hot or it will stop working.

Jul 02 07:36

How to Reduce Healthcare Costs by 80% Overnight (Without Spending $2 Trillion)

Dr. Mary Ruwart has a plan that would reduce healthcare costs by 80% overnight... without costing taxpayers $2 trillion. So why isn't anyone talking about this?

Details at http://bytestyle.tv/node/66

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Jul 02 05:44

Bureaucrats Will Carry Out Mandatory Home Inspections Under Climate Bill

The controversial climate bill that is set to be taken up by the Senate on Monday after its passage in the House will legislate home inspections by government regulators who will demand to audit every aspect of your property under the threat of substantial and repeated fines if their visits are denied or their demands not satisfied.

Jul 01 14:47

FIREFOX 3.5 is out

FireFox 3.5 has been released
if you have not gotten it yet your can click (in your firefox window) Help > Check for updates
it is less then 11 megs and will install itself automatically

If you wish u can manually install it by going to the link in this post or click here

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

i recommend the first method as it is easiest

one most important thing in this update is ....
Firefox 3.5 is the first browser to support open video formats, allowing movies to become part of today’s dynamic web pages without requiring a plug-in. Go ahead – give it a try here http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.5/whatsnew/?f=8#

most web sites use flash to run videos this is no longer required
thus freeing the internet from this proprietary format

Jun 30 14:12

PainKILLERS they kill the pain and you too!

At the heart of the FDA's new scrutiny of prescription painkillers is a chemical called acetaminophen (aka. paracetamol). The key component in Tylenol and other popular painkillers, it has caused many injuries to the liver, as the suggested maximum daily dose is just below the dosage levels that could cause serious organ damage.

this is why i refuse all NEW medications, even the old stuff will kill you! but you don't find out about it till it's to late

Jun 27 05:42

Force-feeding us: Dole, Monsanto enter into innovation agreement

By Eric Schroeder
Food Business News, June 23, 2009

MONTEREY, CALIF. - Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. and Monsanto Co. have entered into an agreement to develop new products that will "enhance consumer vegetable choices," according to the companies. The five-year agreement will focus on broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach. Any new products developed through the agreement will be commercialized by Dole in North America.
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