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Aug 12 10:45

America Goes Dark

The lights are going out all over America — literally. Colorado Springs has made headlines with its desperate attempt to save money by turning off a third of its streetlights, but similar things are either happening or being contemplated across the nation, from Philadelphia to Fresno.

Meanwhile, a country that once amazed the world with its visionary investments in transportation, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, is now in the process of unpaving itself: in a number of states, local governments are breaking up roads they can no longer afford to maintain, and returning them to gravel.

Aug 12 10:39

Third of WHO advisers on the swine flu epidemic that never was received support from drugs firms

A third of the experts advising the World Health Organisation about the swine flu pandemic had ties to drugs firms, it has emerged.

Five of the 15 specialists who sat on the emergency committee had received funding from pharmaceutical giants, or were linked to them through their research.

The revelation will prompt speculation that the 'pandemic' was wildly overestimated and largely fuelled by the drugs industry who stood to benefit from the panic.

Aug 12 10:37

McStatin with your burger?

Fast food outlets should be allowed to provide cholesterol-lowering drugs alongside their burger and chips so customers can 'cancel-out' the unhealthy effects of the meal, a scientist has suggested.

See also: Serious side-effects of statins found

Aug 12 10:30

Sacrificed... but please don't forget him: Mother releases heart-breaking image of son, 22, to highlight plight of injured soldiers

Lying critically injured in a hospital bed, a brave soldier's sacrifice in Afghanistan is clear to see.

Kingsman Anthony Cooper was flown back to Britain close to death after a roadside bomb exploded while he was on patrol.

The 22-year-old lost both legs below the knee, his right eye, fingers on his left hand and fingertips on the right, as well as a severe brain injury.

Aug 12 10:06

John McCain:Closer Look at Evil (Part 13)

By Jeff Gates

Treason in Plain Sight

The same two Senators who insisted that the U.S. invade Iraq on false intelligence are now marketing Pakistan as the next in a series of “plausible” Evil Doers.

Their complicity runs deep. The consistency of their conduct confirms that what we see again unfolding is treason—ongoing in plain sight and, to date, with legal impunity.

With transparency, that impunity will end. With exposure, accountability will follow. The Founders made treason a capital crime for good reason.

Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, an outspoken Jewish Zionist, have long been political partners and fellow travelers. Along with Senator Jon Kyl, a Christian Zionist from Arizona, they co-sponsored the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998.

Aug 12 09:31

"White" serial killer actually Israeli!!!!!!!

Now let's see how quickly the story disappears!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_serial_stabbings

Some key info in case it changes:

ATLANTA – A suspect in a string of 20 stabbings that terrorized people across three states and left five dead was arrested at an airport as he tried to board a plane for Israel, officials said Thursday.

A judge in Flint, Mich., where the attacks began in late May, signed a warrant Thursday charging Elias Abuelazam with assault with intent to murder in connection with a July 27 stabbing.

It was not clear if Abuelazam was the man arrested late Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Aug 12 09:30

Revealed: the pill that prevents cancer

A daily dose of vitamin D could cut the risk of cancers of the breast, colon and ovary by up to a half, a 40-year review of research has found. The evidence for the protective effect of the "sunshine vitamin" is so overwhelming that urgent action must be taken by public health authorities to boost blood levels, say cancer specialists.

A growing body of evidence in recent years has shown that lack of vitamin D may have lethal effects. Heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis are among the conditions in which it is believed to play a vital role.

Aug 12 09:18

American cancer society maintains close financial ties to mammography radiation device manufacturers

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is involved financially with manufacturers of mammography devices, tainting its cancer screenings with conflict of interest, cancer prevention experts Samuel S. Epstein and Rosalie Bertell have charged.

Aug 12 08:10

Paul Craig Roberts: "Unregulated Greed has Destroyed the Capitalist System"

In America today there is no longer a connection between profits and the welfare of the people. Unregulated greed has destroyed the capitalist system, which now distributes excessive rewards to the few at the expense of the many.

If Marx and Lenin were alive today, the extraordinary greed with which Wall Street has infected capitalism would provide Marx and Lenin with a better case than they had in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Aug 12 08:02

Man arrested at Atlanta airport in stabbings spree

He is an Israeli citizen who is in the U.S. legally, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.

He was caught getting on a plane for Tel Aviv.

Aug 12 07:05

U.S. Marshals Storing Naked Body Scanner Images!

U.S. Marshals Storing Naked Body Scanner Images

Aug 12 06:56

Who Owns You? 20% of the Genes in Your Body are Patented

Critics argue that the patents stifle potential research into disease, keep new treatments off the market, and bring in serious money to Big Pharma – all by exercising property claims that shouldn’t exist. After all, genes aren’t inventions, which are patentable – they’re discoveries, which aren’t. As Luigi Palombi noted recently at the Open Science Summit, “You can’t patent Mount Everest; why can you patent a gene?”

Aug 12 06:55

'Fascism coming to a computer near you'

Google's South Korean headquarters have been raided because of allegations that the internet giant stole private information from the nation's citizens. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt, a member of the Bilderberg group, has called for a new internet that will have a slow lane for porn and shopping but the value added content is only for those who can pay. Wayne Madsen adds that the Obama administration wants to shut the internet down to those who cannot pay for it or don't have enough political influence.

Aug 12 06:53

Frozen jet stream links Pakistan floods, Russian fires

Raging wildfires in western Russia have reportedly doubled average daily death rates in Moscow. Diluvial rains over northern Pakistan are surging south – the UN reports that 6 million have been affected by the resulting floods.

It now seems that these two apparently disconnected events have a common cause. They are linked to the heatwave that killed more than 60 in Japan, and the end of the warm spell in western Europe. The unusual weather in the US and Canada last month also has a similar cause.

According to meteorologists monitoring the atmosphere above the northern hemisphere, unusual holding patterns in the jet stream are to blame.

Aug 12 06:52

'Cancer' patient grows pea plant in his lung

A patient who feared he had cancer was told he had grown a pea plant which had sprouted leaves in his lung.

Aug 12 06:47

Facebook bug spills name and pic for all 500 million users

A bug in Facebook's login system allows attackers to match unknown email addresses with users' first and last names, even when they've configured their accounts to make that information private.

The information leak can be exploited by social-engineering scammers, phishers, or anyone who has ever been curious about the person behind an anonymous email message. If the address belongs to any one of the 500 million active users on Facebook, the social-networking site will return the full name and picture associated with the account.

Aug 12 06:40

Music Festival Producer Pre-Sues Bootleggers

Ah, pre-crime. THREsq has a worrisome story of a couple of recent lawsuits by concert producers pre-suing potential bootleggers claiming trademark infringement. Yes, they're claiming trademark infringement for something that hasn't happened yet, and simply listing out hundreds of John Doe and Jane Does who can later be filled in.

Aug 12 06:27

Solar tsunami causes spectacular Northern Lights

The light show was captured above Michigan's Lake Superior by photographer Shawn Malone, 46.

Ms Malone observed the phenomenon for two days last week (August 3-4), using 20 minutes exposures to capture the full array of colours.

"We do photograph the Northern Lights here in Michigan and this is one of the best places below the 48th Parallel to do so," she said.

"I have lived here for ten years and the lights are always wonderful and this was nice when it was here and it was pretty.

Aug 12 03:47

Dr. Lawrence Davidson: Omar Khadr, Bradley Manning and Our National Psyche

Human rights lawyer Francis Boyle has pointed out, the war in Afghanistan, as the one in Iraq, is illegal under international law. “Congress never declared war. The UN Security Council never authorized it under Article 51. And the Taliban never attacked the United States or authorized or approved such an attack.”FBI Director Robert Mueller, and CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin admitted finding no link between the Taliban and 9/11.”

Aug 12 03:38

Another Insult to Christianity… meet the Methodist Friends of Israel

The Methodist Church has consistently expressed its concern over the illegal Occupation of Palestinian lands by the State of Israel. That Occupation continues not only compounds the state’s illegal and immoral action but also makes any accommodation with the Palestinian people and future peace in the region much less possible.”

Aug 12 01:46

THE TRUTH ABOUT ISRAEL?

Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz musician, author and activist.

He has denounced both Zionism and Judaism.

At The Omani Brown Eagle we read "an Interview with Gilad Atzmon"

(http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/touching-left-islam-israeli-lobby-chom... - 27 June 2010)

Among the points made:

1. In order to create a large Israeli empire, Israel is planning to expel all the Palestinians from Israel and Palestine.

And Israel is planning to have Iran attacked.

Israel is prepared to ignore the USA if necessary.

2. US foreign and defence policy has been shaped by AIPAC (the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee).

Aug 12 01:40

Hidden Intelligence Operation Behind the Wikileaks Release of "Secret" Documents?

Since the dramatic release of a US military film of a US airborne shooting of unarmed journalists in Iraq, Wiki-Leaks has gained global notoreity and credibility as a daring website that releases sensitive material to the public from whistleblowers within various governments. Their latest “coup” involved alleged leak of thousands of pages of supposedly sensitive documents regarding US informers within the Taliban in Afghanistan and their ties to senior people linked to Pakistan’s ISI military intelligence. The evidence suggests however that far from an honest leak, it is a calculated disinformation to the gain of the US and perhaps Israeli and Indian intelligence and a coverup of the US and Western role in drug trafficking out of Afghanistan.

Aug 12 01:26

BP Is Hiding Dead Animals to Avoid Fine of $50,000 Per Dead Animal (and the Bad Publicity)

BP has been trying to hide dead birds and other sealife.

Fox News reports that BP is trying to keep animal carcasses away from public view:

Local Gulf Coast residents and those monitoring turtles say that BP is removing carcasses at night to hide them from the public:

Aug 12 01:11

PHILIP GIRALDI: Hillary’s Enemies List

Wake Up America!

Some might recall the enemies list that President Richard Nixon kept in his desk. The list was appended to a memo that asked “how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies?” Named were a number of journalists who had criticized Nixon’s administration as well as celebrities like actors Gregory Peck and Paul Newman and athletes like Joe Namath. Nixon was clearly on to something because in today’s America we have a new enemies list, one that is updated annually to make sure that nary a single malefactor is overlooked. It is the US State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism, which was unveiled last week in its 2009 version at a briefing conducted by Ambassador Daniel Benjamin , Foggy Bottom’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism.

Aug 12 00:50

Al-Qaida appeals to sympathizers for donations

Al-Qaida is appealing for financial donations for the third time in a little over a year in a sign that the terror network might be short on funds.

A message posted on a militant website Wednesday repeats a June 2009 appeal by the group's top Afghanistan commander, Mustafa Abu al-Yazeed. He said then that many militants in Afghanistan were unable to fight because they lacked money and equipment.

Are'nt the Bin Laden's supposed billionaire's??? http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-rich-list/profile/1609

Aug 12 00:43

Report: Israel could hit Iran within a year

Tel Aviv/Washington - Israel could attack Iran within a year, even without a green light from Washington to do so, if it believes this is the only way to stop Tehran's nuclear drive, the Atlantic magazine said in a story in its September 2010 issue.

The author of the article, Jeffrey Goldberg, writes that 'a consensus emerged that there is a better than 50 per cent chance that Israel will launch a strike by next July.'

Aug 12 00:41

Iraq's Chief (tool) of Staff Says US Must Stay Until at Least 2020

The Obama Administration remains committed to spinning its redefinition of combat troops as “transitional forces” as the end of the combat mission, even though there is no doubt that combat will continue past this date.

Aug 12 00:22

Israel Behind Hariri Assassination

The leader of Lebanese Hezbollah, Hasan Nasrallah, has charged that contrary to an expected UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon report that will blame Hezbollah for the February 14, 2005 bomb assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, he has Israeli spy plane evidence that shows the Israelis were closely monitoring Hariri’s route on the day he was killed in Beirut.

WMR has previously reported that it was Mossad, along with CIA contract operatives in Lebanon, that carried out the assassination of Hariri.

Aug 11 22:47

MAZIN STANDING UP TO THE ENEMY …. AGAIN

Steve Amsel – Desertpeace
Palestinian-American professor threatened by Israeli authorities

My Associate, Mazin Qumsiyeh, had his day in court today….. again….
Just days before his appearance he called the ongoing harassment of himself and other activists a blatant attempt by Israeli authorities to stifle dissent, and to silence those who would dare to speak out publicly against Israeli policies in the West Bank.

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