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Mar 07 08:21

Sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes, research finds

More people now drink soft, sport and fruit drinks daily, and the increase has led to thousands more diabetes and heart disease cases over the past decade, according to research presented to the American Heart Association's annual conference.

The study estimates the increased consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks between 1990 and 2000 contributed to 130,000 new cases of diabetes, 14,000 new cases of coronary heart disease (CHD), and 50,000 additional life-years burdened by coronary heart disease in the US over the past decade.

Mar 07 08:20

A Guide to the 9/11 Whistleblowers

Courageous insiders, gagged, hounded and ignored

Mar 07 07:24

Pentagon Overseers Tied To Contractors

Mar 07 06:30

7 Tips for Finding Happiness

Connecting with others and feeling a sense of oneness with life itself brings lasting happiness--and that connection can take many forms, from a warm hug to the rapture we feel in nature to our work on a creative project that touches others. It is when we give of ourselves that we find ourselves.

Mar 07 06:29

10 Power Foods for the Olympian in Everyone

Who wasn’t inspired by the impressive efforts put forth by the Olympic athletes over the past few weeks? There were the amazing performances of the American athletes who pulled together for the highest medal draw at the Games. Canadian athletes broke Olympic history by having the highest number of gold medals in a single Olympics. Slovenian athlete Petra Majdic won a bronze medal even after she suffered a massive fall and the resulting broken ribs and punctured lung. And countless other athletes demonstrated near superhuman speed, endurance, and spirit. Other than the obvious drive they must have, what foods fuel these incredible feats? And, which foods can we eat more of to help us experience the best strength, endurance, and disease resistance?

Mar 07 06:28

10 Baths That Heal

Soaking in a warm fragrant tub can be a sensual delight, offering time to retreat, reflect and refresh. A bath right when you come home from work can make you more pleasant to be around. If you take a bath in the middle of the day and expect to get any work done, make it cooler and shorter, or you might be too relaxed to accomplish much else. It is best to bathe at least a couple of hours after a big meal, to avoid interfering with digestion. Baths before bed aid sleep as they elevate the body’s temperature; the body will compensate by lowering its temperature, thus making one ready for sleep.

Mar 07 05:50

The Constitution Does Not Protect Our Property

The U.S. Constitution is widely believed to have been written to limit the powers of the federal government and protect the rights of its citizens. Inexplicably, this belief is held even by those who acknowledge that the constitutional convention was called for the express purpose of expanding the powers of the federal government, supposedly because the government under the Articles of Confederation was too weak. That this was the purpose of the convention is not a disputed fact. Nevertheless, most people who care at all about the Constitution continue to believe and promote the “Constitution as protector of rights” myth.

Mar 07 05:44

Kucinich Forces Congress to Debate Afghanistan

The Pentagon doesn't want Congress to debate Afghanistan. The Pentagon wants Congress to fork over $33 billion more to pay for the current military escalation, no questions asked, no restrictions imposed for a withdrawal timetable or an exit strategy.

Mar 07 01:09

Uranium Is So Last Century — Enter Thorium, the New Green Nuke

Original post by Richard Martin, at

.... thorium could solve the nuclear power industry’s most intractable problems. After it has been used as fuel for power plants, the element leaves behind minuscule amounts of waste. And that waste needs to be stored for only a few hundred years, not a few hundred thousand.... But.... Locked in a struggle with a nuclear-armed Soviet Union, the US government in the ’60s chose to build uranium-fueled reactors — in part because they produce plutonium that can be refined into weapons-grade material...

...thorium also extraordinarily efficient as a nuclear fuel.... less radioactive nastiness left behind.....
Even better, Weinberg realized that you could use thorium in an entirely new kind of reactor, one that would have zero risk of meltdown.

Mar 07 01:02

The Decline of the Israeli Right and the Increasing Desperation of the 'Anti-Semitism' Charge

The great divide between liberal Jewish Americans and the Israeli Right has lurked as an issue since the Likud Party first challenged Labor dominance in the late 1970s. It is now coming to a boiling point, even as Israel's reputation in the world is sinking. As rightwing policies more visibly fail, the Likudniks are flailing around making fools of themselves by smearing critics of those policies as racists. (Anyone who knows how Likud supporters talk among themselves about Arabs and other outsiders can only be amused at their impudent hypocrisy in playing the race card.)

Mar 06 21:26

how-to turn your old digital camera into an IR-camera

Includes instructions for the indispensble companion: an IR flashlight.

Mar 06 21:06

awesome wii remote hacks: hi tech equipment for next-to-nothing

A TED Talk by Johnny Lee. Short. Worth it.

Mar 06 21:01

Shoppers could face VAT on food

The imposition of VAT on groceries is being actively considered by Whitehall officials as a radical means of reducing the national deficit.

Mar 06 20:56

Unused TV channels bring broadband to rural U.S.

Original post by Jeff Salton at; posted in light of my recent discovery of the hidden potential of digital television.

“Due to its availability and range, TV white spaces have proved to be a very cost-effective way to distribute high-speed Internet in this heavily forested and hilly rural community,” said Peter Stanforth, CTO of Spectrum Bridge. “The non-line of sight conditions, coupled with long distances between radios, would have posed significant challenges to existing unlicensed alternatives. TV white spaces could prove to be invaluable to those striving to bring broadband access to under-served and unserved rural communities.”

Mar 06 19:59

Tyler Texas man gets 35 years for 4.6 ounces of Marijuana

He was caught by law enforcement within 1000 feet of Ebenezer Day Care Center in Tyler with baggies of weed in his pockets toking on a joint. On Thursday, March 4th, Henry received 35 years in a state correctional facility.

Mar 06 19:56

Federal Judge Says Rumsfeld Can't Duck Trial

Federal Judge Wayne Andersen in Chicago refused Friday to drop a suit against former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld filed by Americans who were working as civilians in Iraq in 2006 when, they allege, they were locked up and tortured by American forces — Donald Vance for three months and Nathan Ertel for one.

Mar 06 19:33

Iceland vote: 98 to 99% say NO! to Icesave-law

The election on the government's Icesave-law was held today in Iceland and the first results indicate that over 98% of valid votes say no to the law.

Mar 06 19:18

CNN Anthrax Attacks Propaganda Exposed!

Bruce Ivins is nothing more than an opportune patsy who conveniently committed suicide right before he could be brought to trial. Since the FBI had no evidence against him they had to kill him (of course make it look like a suicide); then they could just officially blame him for the attack without proving it in a trial -- case closed. Typical intelligence work!

Mar 06 19:00

Ahmadinejad: Sept. 11 attacks a 'big lie'

Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks a "big lie" used by the U.S. as an excuse for the war on terror, state media reported.

Mar 06 18:48

Bill Moyers: Israeli Commandos on U.S. Soil during Katrina

I don't want Israelis on U.S. soil carrying weapons many Americans are not allowed to have. This whole thing stinks. Meanwhile we Americans are supposed to consider surrendering our arms to those who promise to keep us "safe". Think about it.

Mar 06 18:44

Canada wanted Afghan prisoners tortured: lawyer

Federal government documents on Afghan detainees suggest that Canadian officials intended some prisoners to be tortured in order to gather intelligence, according to a legal expert.

If the allegation is true, such actions would constitute a war crime, said University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran, who has been digging deep into the issue and told CBC News he has seen uncensored versions of government documents released last year.

Mar 06 16:45

A collection of ridiculous, over the top fear-mongering articles on global warming

In light of the Climategate controversy, I decided to make a list of some of the most outlandish articles from mainstream media sources that have tried to convince us that the world will end unless we combat this imaginary, contrived crisis called global warming. This list is by no means conclusive and if anyone would like to contribute an article to this list please feel free to leave it in a comment box.

Mar 06 16:39

Video "Oh Canada" explains how the debt based monetary system rips off Canadians

If you find the video won't start when you click on the start arrow, try sliding the box on the progress bar slightly to the right.

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Mar 06 15:39

Most decorated US Marine General: Purpose of all US wars is billions for insiders’ profits

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Smedley Butler (and here) was the most honored man in Marine Corps history. He wrote and spoke that the purpose of US wars is millions and billions in profits for America’s leading “bankers, industrialists, and speculators.” War is a “racket:” a deception whereby its purpose of blood money from American taxpayers to “insiders” is always disguised as noble and necessary ventures to keep Americans propagandized into paying again and again.

General Butler in his summative book, War is a Racket, on the costs of war to ordinary Americans:

Mar 06 14:49

Neoconservative has ties to terrorist Rigi brothers?

The Rigi brothers who were captured by Iran may have connections or ties to the Shah of Iran. Wayne Madsen says that the Rigi brothers cousin is a member of the royal court. There are also new claims that United States neoconservatives may have ties to the two brothers.

Mar 06 14:29

It's Time to Get an "Obama Discount" On a Slightly Used Toyota

Popular Mechanics senior automotive editor Mike Allen explains in the most recent issue why the Toyota is a solid car and the hysteria over a pedal defect questionable. The anti-Toyota campaign appears to be by some inside Toyota as an Obama led campaign to direct buyers to GM cars.