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Oct 28 11:32

Mockingbird Post: FCC reaches record settlement with Verizon Wireless over 'mystery' fees

The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it has reached a record $25 million settlement with Verizon Wireless for wrongly charging subscribers "mystery" Internet fees over the past several years.

The payment is the largest in FCC history and the settlement concludes the agency’s 10-month investigation into these overcharges, the agency said in a press release.

Oct 28 11:18

Preparing for a Mumbai-style Active Shooter

Kevin Hayden, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Over the last few weeks, the mainstream media has capitalized on recent intelligence reports warning of a “Mumbai-style attack” in Europe.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the details of the Mumbai incident, several gunmen took over seemingly-random buildings, such as a large hotel, cafes, a movie theater and a children’s hospital. Over the course of 3 days, they were able to kill 173 people, injure another 308 civilians and fend off police approaches with grenades and overwhelming firepower. After the attacks had finally been stopped, investigators learned that many of the gunmen had been injecting themselves with cocaine and steroids to remain alert and awake, some staying up for over 50 hours at a time.

Oct 28 11:18

Historic Resolution Adopted by Costa Mesa: Official Position Taken to Ban Dental Mercury Fillings

Experts and citizens gathered at Costa Mesa City Council Chambers to speak against the use of the mercury silver filling. Dr. James Rota, a Los Angeles biological dentist and past UCLA dental educator, was among the speakers at this historic event. He will also be speaking at a free seminar in Los Angeles to continue the discussion and education of the dangers of amalgam fillings to people and the environment.

Oct 28 10:28

Happy Climate Fools' Day

The 2008 Climate Change Act commits Britain to cutting its CO2 emissions by 80 percent by 2050 at a cost of £18.3 billion every year for the next four decades (according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change website).

This is being funded by top slicing the cash from your energy bills. The figure does not include other costs, such as the losses incurred due to the economic damage and opportunity costs of these measures. And obviously the law only seeks only to address CO2 emissions from the UK.

Complete with helpful graphics!

Oct 28 09:27

Across the U.S., Long Recovery Looks Like Recession

Across the U.S., Long Recovery Looks Like Recession

Oct 28 09:17

Pa. couple: County took baby over bad drug test

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania couple say their newborn was taken by county officials when a drug test the mother took came out positive because she had eaten a poppy seed bagel.

Oct 28 09:12

Nullification of the "Chosen Ones"

Archbishop Cyrille Salim Butros of Newton, Mass, the leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in the U.S., has caused a little 'spat' in Catholic and Jewish relations by remarks made at a Vatican meeting of Middle Eastern bishops.

Unless I'm mistaken, until the jewish creation of "christian zionism' what Butros said was standard Christian theology. Basically it's that Jesus' teachings nullified the concept of the 'chosen ones' and introduced the novel idea that everyone is equal. It was out with the old and in the new.

Oct 28 08:45

Empire's Latest Strike is Very, Very Bad.

The Empire, the Uber Cartel, is on the march. They are marching on your Dinner Table, Your Supplement Shelf and Your Personal Freedom.

S. 3767, the "Food Safety Accountability Act of 2010" was introduced yesterday by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). It is a companion fake "Phude" Safety Bill which brings back the horrific criminal penalties which HR 1279 imposed for doing pretty much anything at all that violated the incredibly restrictive requirements which every farm, and every farmer, would have to meet. The Senate bill, S. 510, while truly frightening, did not include these penalty clauses.

Oct 28 07:54

Muhammad's promise to Christians

In order to give a balanced view of the Muslims and their faith, we have decided working toward peace requires true understanding to replace "HATE AND FEAR" propoganda as purged out in volumes by the Zionist owned press. So this piece was perfect for doing just that. I was surprised at what I read and its verifiable. Please take time to do the reading and remember it everytime some filth is put out about Muslims, please remember this writing. Also remember who killed 60 milion Christians when they took over Russia.

Oct 28 07:30

France parliament passes pension bill

The French National Assembly on Wednesday voted 336 to 233 in favor of the pension reform law that would increase the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 and the full state pension age from 65 to 67.

"It's a historic vote," said Labor Minister Eric Woerth, the architect of the bill.

President Sarkozy is now expected to sign the bill into law on November 15.

Unions have called for another day of protests on Thursday with planned demonstrations in more than 100 towns and cities.

Thursday's actions are expected to force the cancellation of 50 percent of flights at Paris Orly Airport and 30 percent at others, the civil aviation authority DGAC told AFP.

Oct 28 07:13

Environmental expert for the City of Gulf Breeze, Florida: “I would not recommend going into the water.”

est results are in for oil material found in Pensacola Bay late last month, and the numbers are frightening.

A lab experienced in testing petroleum products determined that the oil’s toxicity levels are sky-high.

“In its natural state, the numbers are off the chart,” said Heather Reed, the environmental expert for the City of Gulf Breeze who made the discovery. “It’s extremely toxic to human health.”

Lab workers had to dilute the sample 20 times just to get a reading. Reed said samples are usually diluted only once.

Oct 28 07:06

PRESS CENSORSHIP ALERT: AUSTRALIA AND 9/11 (VIDEO)

Australian Trades Union President Kevin Bracken said said: “I believe the official story is a conspiracy theory that doesn’t stand up to scientific scrutiny.”“In my mind the buildings were imploded.“Aviation fuel doesn’t get hot enough to melt steel and no high rise steel frame building before or after September 11 has ever collapsed due to fire.”
Oct 28 06:42

'Carbon tax-hungry govt, media ignore true facts about climate'

Global warming sceptics in the UK have gathered to mark what they've dubbed 'Climate Fools Day'. On this date two years ago, snow fell in London as the British Parliament was debating a bill to tackle global warming.

Oct 28 06:38

ISRAEL IS RELIEVED NOT TO BE THE ONLY WAR CRIMINAL - GIDEON LEVY

The voice of joy, the voice of rejoicing is heard in Israel: The Americans and British have also committed for war crimes, not only us.

Oct 28 06:26

Global extinction crisis looms, new study says

A growing number of creatures could disappear from the earth, with one-fifth of all vertebrates and as many as a third of all sharks and rays now facing the threat of extinction, according to a new survey assessing nearly 26,000 species across the globe.

Oct 28 06:25

Top 10 Mysterious Burial Sites

Archaeology often raises many questions, and it often manages to overturn or redefine conventional thinking. From the ancient and elaborate tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs, to the discovery of a few scattered bones in a small crypt, the bodies of those-long dead continue to stir debate and inspire various interpretations of who those people may have been and what sort of lives they may have led.

Oct 28 06:24

Rare earth metals won't be used as 'bargaining tool', says China

China controls 97pc of the world’s rare earth metals supply and has faced mounting criticism in recent months after announcing it was slashing export quotas for rare earth metals by more than 40pc in 2010 compared with a year earlier.

High-tech manufacturing nations including Japan, Germany and the US say they are already experiencing tightening supply of the metals which are an essential ingredient in many electronic products, military hardware and green technologies such as batteries and electric motors.

Oct 28 06:22

US Navy tests boat powered by seaweed

In an attempt to reduce the Navy's dependence on petroleum, engineers designed and built an experimental craft that runs on a blend of 50 per cent diesel and 50 per cent algae-based fuel.

The 49-foot command boat, which is intended for use in rivers and marshes, was tested at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia, reaching a speed of 44.5 knots.

Oct 28 06:21

The Fed is fuelling the catastrophe of fast rising raw material prices

The answer to this question, according to a recent OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation report is a definitive no; global agricultural production is on track to satisfy the expected long-term increase in demand, the OECD reckons.

Yet it's little thanks to public policy, which in combination with the current craze among financial speculators for commodities, seems hell bent on driving up prices to what for millions of the world's poor may be starvation levels.

Oct 28 06:15

US Drone Strikes Kill Eight, Wound 12 in North Waziristan

US drone strikes launched a pair of drone strikes against North Waziristan Agency today, killing at least eight people and wounding another 12. The strikes destroyed a car in the village of Datta Khel, then destroyed a home in Mir Ali.

Pakistani sources termed all eight of the slain people “suspects,” but the 12 wounded people were transported to local hospitals and none of them appear to have been arrested or charged with anything as the result of the US attack.

Oct 28 06:13

Globalization Creates Unemployment: American Job Loss Is Permanent

The correct conclusion is that the US trade deficit with China is the result of “globalism” or jobs offshoring, not Chinese currency manipulation.

An important point always overlooked is that the US is dependent on China for many manufactured products including high technology products that are no longer
produced in the US. Revaluation of the Chinese currency would raise the dollar price of these products in the US. The greater the revaluation, the greater the price rise. The impact on already declining US living standards would be dramatic.

When US policymakers argue that the solution to America’s problems is a stronger Chinese currency, they are yet again putting the burden of adjustment on the out-of-work, indebted, and foreclosed American population.

Oct 28 06:10

American Democracy: Pro-Israel Tweedledum and Tweedledee

And what choice does that leave American voters? As one frustrated commentator put it, there’s “not a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties.”

Oct 28 06:10

US not tracking spending on Afghan projects, audit says

The US government has spent about $55bn on rebuilding in Afghanistan since 2001 but cannot easily show how the money was spent, a government watchdog says.

The special inspector general's office for Afghanistan reconstruction talked of a "confusing labyrinth" of spending.

It said some 7,000 contractors received $17.7bn from 2007-09 but data prior to 2007 was too poor to be analysed.

Oct 28 06:09

"The Fraud Perpetrated Upon Investors and Insurers Due to Multiple Pledges of Collateral Could Be Massive"

Christopher Whalen previously explained how the banks got away with pledging mortgages to multiple buyers.

Today, Whalen provides further details:

The short answer is "innovation." In her column, "One Mess That Can't Be Papered Over," Gretchen Morgenson of the New York Times reveals the practice in FL and other jurisdictions of destroying the physical note. We really like the 4th from last paragraph, the one about the standard practice of Florida bankers to destroy the original note when an electronic form was created, to "avoid confusion." If you know anything about the checkered history of FL real estate over the past century, this one bites you in the leg.

Oct 28 05:54

BP dispersants 'causing sickness'

Two-year-old Gavin Tillman of Pass Christian, Mississippi, has been diagnosed with severe upper respiratory, sinus, and viral infections. His temperature has reached more than 39 degrees since September 15, yet his sicknesses continue to worsen.

His parents, some doctors, and environmental consultants believe the child's ailments are linked to exposure to chemicals spilt by BP during its Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Gavin's father, mother, and cousin, Shayleigh, are also facing serious health problems. Their symptoms are being experienced by many others living along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Oct 28 05:50

The perils of taking experimental cancer drugs

Trying a new, experimental cancer drug may offer a glimpse of hope for very sick patients, but often does more harm than good, a new study shows.

Oct 28 05:49

Placebo fraud rocks the very foundation of modern medical science; thousands of clinical trials invalidated

You know all those thousands of clinical trials conducted over the last few decades comparing pharmaceuticals to placebo pills? Well, it turns out all those studies must now be completely thrown out as utterly non-scientific. And why? Because the placebos used in the studies weren't really placebos at all, rendering the studies scientifically invalid.

This is the conclusion from researchers at the University of California who published their findings in the October issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. They reviewed 167 placebo-controlled trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals in 2008 and 2009 and found that 92 percent of those trials never even described the ingredients of their placebo pills.

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