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Aug 11 06:50

Just two cans of fizzy drink a day can increase risk of liver damage by 80 per cent

Drinking just two glasses of fruit juice or fizzy drink each day may cause long-term liver damage resulting in the need for a transplant, according to new research published today.

Liver damage is usually associated with alcohol abuse but a new study has found that drinks with a high sugar content can cause a condition called fatty liver disease, making them even more dangerous than alcohol abuse.

Aug 11 06:46

GMTV host Andrew Castle almost lost daughter to swine flu drug after 'respiratory collapse'

GMTV presenter Andrew Castle today revealed how his daughter 'almost died' after taking Tamilfu following an outbreak of swine flu at her south-east London school.

The former tennis player spoke of his family’s ordeal in a heated exchange with Health Secretary Andy Burnham, who defended the decision to give the drug to children as 'our only line of defence'.

Mr Castle hit back and described how his daughter, Georgina, 16, suffered a 'respiratory collapse' and 'suffered very heavily' after being 'just handed' Tamiflu.

Aug 11 06:34

Little recourse for Arab girl rejected from Israeli day-care

An Arab couple whose one-year-old daughter was expelled from an Israeli day-care center on her first day are suing a Jewish mother for damages, accusing her of racist incitement against their child.

Maysa and Shuaa Zuabi, from the village of Sulam in northern Israel, launched the court action last week saying they had been "shocked and humiliated" when the center's owner told them that six Jewish parents had demanded their daughter's removal because she is an Arab.

Aug 11 06:29

Fighting the surveillance state

The argument in favour of such intrusion is always that those who have nothing to fear have nothing to hide, but that was also the argument that used to be made by the KGB in the Soviet Union to justify the recording of internal movements at every hour of the day and night. Free citizens should not have to justify themselves to their state, for it is the state that should serve the citizen. Privacy is a right in any civilised society.

We have sleepwalked into a surveillance state without serious debate and without adequate safeguards. The government's infatuation with social control shows that it has misunderstood the lessons of George Orwell's 1984, which was a warning, and not a blueprint.

Aug 11 06:21

Left-wing blogger calls the late Aaron Russo a “crackpot”

Left-wing spin-doctor and debunked liar Dave Neiwert (ironically from the left-wing blog Crooks and Liars) is up to his old tricks again: smearing true patriots who obey the Constitution and who confront and expose our fraudulent and criminal government.

Aug 11 05:24

Google reveals caffeine: a new faster search engine

Google has revealed project “caffeine”, a new test version of its search engine which it claims will be faster and more relevant than ever before.

Aug 11 05:23

NASA's Advanced Space Tech Gets Turned Into Self-Aware Eco Building

NASA is using decades of space exploration technology to build a new eco-aware base here in California.

Aug 11 05:23

Universe’s first black holes kept to a strict diet

A new supercomputer simulation designed to track the fate of the universe’s first black holes has found that the mysterious cosmic objects couldn’t efficiently gorge themselves on nearby gas, and thus had to keep themselves on a strict diet, starving in the process.

Aug 11 05:22

Underground water 'triggers quakes'

Scientists have revealed that underground water plays a key role in triggering powerful earthquakes, an insight they claim could help seismologists to save human lives.

Aug 11 03:39

Nader Was Right: Liberals Are Going Nowhere With Obama

The American empire has not altered under Barack Obama. It kills as brutally and indiscriminately in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as it did under George W. Bush. It steals from the U.S. treasury to enrich the corporate elite as rapaciously. It will not give us universal health care, abolish the Bush secrecy laws, end torture or “extraordinary rendition,” restore habeas corpus or halt the warrantless wiretapping and monitoring of citizens. It will not push through significant environmental reform, regulate Wall Street or end our relationship with private contractors that provide mercenary armies to fight our imperial wars and produce useless and costly weapons systems.

Aug 11 03:30

Hit-and-Run: How the Government's Billion-Dollar Cash for Clunkers Boondoggle Hurts the Poor

Back in the recession of 1958, one solution offered by the car industry was this: "You auto buy now." Get it? Auto. Ought to. Someone got paid a bonus for that slogan. There were others. Same theme: save the economy by buying a new car. Do your patriotic duty.

Back then, the government did not get involved. That was then. This is now.

The Federal government, co-owner of Chrysler and General Motors, wants to jump-start the new car market. It wants to get some money out of its bailouts. "How?" you may ask. By spending more money, you big silly. Lots more money.

Aug 11 03:20

If Medicare for Everyone is So Bad, Why Does Every Nation Who Has It Keep It? 10 Questions

Questions Should You Find Yourself at a microphone at a 'Town Meeting':

1. If Canada's single-payer system is so god-awful, why have repeated Conservative governments at the provincial and national level in Canada never touched it? Canada is a democracy. If Canadians don't like their health care system, why haven't they gotten rid of it in 35 years? Since the system there is run by the separate provinces, many of which are very politically conservative, why has not one province ever tried to get rid of single-payer?

2. Why is rationing by income, as we do it here, better than rationing by need, as they do it in Canada?

3. Wouldn't single-payer mean that companies could no longer threaten working people with the loss of their health insurance? Why is this a bad idea?

Aug 11 03:19

Vaccination Laws

The purpose of this page is simply to provide reproductions of and links to various federal and state laws and regulations concerning vaccinations of citizens in the event of pandemics, particularly the predicted "swine flu" episode for this fall. There appears to be great interest at present regarding this matter, yet there is no readily available source where an interested American can actually read the relevant laws for every jurisdiction. The author has been primarily concerned with compiling those laws that actually subject a citizen to forced innoculations.

Aug 10 23:45

Taking Populism Seriously

The populists were the last movement in the United States to offer a viable alternative to the privatized usurious financial system. They wanted Main Street, not Wall Street, to control money. Why, they asked, should credit -- for mortgages, home equity, consumer spending, auto loans, education, etc. -- be available almost exclusively from private lenders at high rates of interest? Why shouldn't citizens be able to access credit directly by borrowing at nominal rates of interest from a decentralized public system of lending?

Aug 10 23:19

Daycare Center in Israel:No Arabs Allowed!

An Arab couple whose one-year-old daughter was expelled from an Israeli day-care centre on her first day are suing a Jewish mother for damages, accusing her of racist incitement against their child.

Maysa and Shua’a Zuabi, from the village of Sulam in northern Israel, launched the court action last week saying they had been “shocked and humiliated” when the centre’s owner told them that six Jewish parents had demanded their daughter’s removal because she is an Arab.

Aug 10 20:11

TIME propaganda piece

Still blurring the distinction between nuclear energy and weapons.

Aug 10 19:56

Ron Paul Introduces Three New Bills Designed to Restore Free Speech to Health

While these bills mostly reinforce what is already provisioned in our Constitution, they represent the potential for reform by pinpointing specific areas for which our federal government and its agencies have unlawfully violated their roles and tyrannized people by outlawing free speech, particularly health speech. It is time to put these unelected bureaucracies in their place by supporting Rep. Ron Paul's health freedom bills.

Aug 10 19:55

Clinton: US Supported Iran Protesters ‘Behind the Scenes’

In an interview today on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that while the US didn’t want to come out too publicly in favor of the protesters in the wake of Iran’s disputed June elections, the State Department was “doing a lot” behind the scenes to support the opposition.

Aug 10 19:54

Obama team mulls new quarantine regulations

The Obama administration is quietly dusting off an effort to impose new federal quarantine regulations, which were vigorously resisted by civil liberties organizations and the airline industry when the rules were first proposed by the Bush administration nearly four years ago.

Aug 10 19:01

Study: Your Brain Thinks Money Is A Drug

If you've ever thought of money as a drug, you may be more right than you know. New research shows that counting money — just handling the bills — can make things less painful.

Aug 10 18:48

The Great American Bank Robbery

William K. Black, the former litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board who investigated the Savings and Loan disaster of the 1980s, discusses the latest scandal in which a single bank, IndyMac, lost more money than was lost during the entire Savings and Loan crisis.

Aug 10 18:02

Shock: Inside the Healthcare Bill, Part 2

Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforce. purposes the Secretary-HHS will give Atty General access to ALL data.

PG 801 Sec 1751 The Govt will decide which Health care conditions will be paid. Say RATION!

Aug 10 17:58

Deadly storms sweep eastern Asia

Watch the video of the hotel collapsing. If fires brought down WTC 7 then it should have collapsed in the same manner as the hotel.

See also: The Controlled Collapse Of WTC 7

Aug 10 17:50

Pet cat Wilbur 'swallowed whole' by python after straying into neighbour's garden

A couple whose pet cat wandered into a neighbour's garden heard it screaming in agony as it was crushed to death by a snake.

Wilbur the four-year-old tabby fell prey to a 13ft Burmese python which had apparently been left unattended by its owner.

Owners Martin and Helen Wadey banged on the neighbour's door but there was no answer. It was two days later before the python's owner Darren Bishop could be contacted by the RSPCA.

A scan confirmed that it had a 'micro-chipped animal' inside its gut.

Aug 10 17:46

Radioactive rays photographed from Nagasaki nuclear 'death ash'

A team of researchers has succeeded in photographing radioactive rays coming from the cells of people who died in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

The pictures are evidence that the nuclear "death ash" continues to emit radiation from a corpse even after 60-plus years, according to Kazuko Shichijo, an assistant professor at Nagasaki University, a member of the team.

Little progress has been made in the study on the effects of internal exposure to radiation. The team's success is the first of its kind in proving that atomic bomb victims were exposed to radiation from the inside as well as from outside.

Aug 10 17:17

Obama pledged to enable ACORN's political corruption

ACORN's Labor Pains
By Matthew Vadum on 8.7.09 @ 6:08AM
A mountain of paperwork detailing extensive, apparently credible allegations of wage and labor law violations against ACORN was received this week by investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
A source with intimate knowledge of the allegations who asked not to be identified said 200 documents were delivered to congressional investigators.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMQ20wNhB_M
Obama Speech for ACORN Community Organizers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEjb5aZRBEo
Obama's ACORN KILLS Free Speech & Peaceful Assembly Rights

Aug 10 14:44

Black Activists condemn Obama's race-baiting propaganda

For Release: August 7, 2009
Black Activists Call on Obama to Condemn Race-Baiting Tactics in Health Care Debate
Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network is condemning New York Times liberal columnist Paul Krugman for scurrilously pinning racist motives on critics of President Obama's health care proposals.
"Opposition to the proposed health care bill isn't based on race," Massie added. "It is based on a people who are tired of Congress and the President spitting in their faces. It is the collective resolve of a people who are tired of being tread upon. One would think a Nobel prize-winner such as Krugman could figure that out."

Aug 10 14:31

Benjamin Freedman Speaks on Zionism - Jewish defector warns America

This is the transcript from Mr. Freedman's speech given in 1961 at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C.

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