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Oct 15 07:23

States linking prescription databases, fight abuse

Emery P. Dalesio
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — Starting next year, dozens of states will begin knitting together databases to watch prescription drug abuse, from powerful painkillers to diet pills.

Oct 15 07:19

Fuel pipeline to Paris cut as protests escalate

*Supply cut at fuel pipeline to Paris
*Truckers union calls drivers to join protests
*Police arrest dozens in student protests

Catherine Bremer -- Reuters

PARIS, Oct 15 (Reuters) - French refinery workers cut off a fuel pipeline to Paris on Friday as protesters piled on pressure to derail President Nicolas Sarkozy's unpopular pension reform.

Oct 15 07:08

Guess 'who' employs Blackwater ("Xe")? (Hint: in quotes due to so-called Corporate 'Personhood')

THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF THIS ARTICLE WERE IN ERROR.

MONSANTO DID NOT BUY BLACKWATER.
THEY JUST RENTED IT...

Oct 15 06:57

Bernanke: Fed wrestles with size of aid program

Jeannine Aversa
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is prepared to take further steps to rejuvenate the economy by buying Treasury bonds but is wrestling with how big the program should be, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.

Bernanke also indicated that Fed policymakers are trying to craft a plan to lift inflation from super-low levels. He made his remarks in a speech delivered to a Fed conference in Boston.

Oct 15 06:55

WTC 7 Explosions

“…explosion or something because there’s a lot of police activity and sirens and more smoke rising from the ground – new smoke – so there was some kind of additional explosion but I don’t know what it was….maybe it was a federal building or something like that,” ... “I still hear continuing explosions, I don’t know what it is.”

Oct 15 06:52

Bank of America Downgraded by Bond Market on Foreclosures: Credit Markets

Mary Childs
Bloomberg

Bondholders are penalizing Bank of America Corp. the most of any of the largest U.S. financial firms as the investigation into the foreclosure crisis expands.

Oct 15 06:48

Prosecution drops charges against more of the G20 protesters, continues to persecute others

This latest about-face by the Crown constitutes an implicit admission of defeat; it shows how flimsy the charges are and how scandalously the police behaved during the security operations around the Summit. It is now clear that the mass arrests at the gymnasium, like the vast majority of the arrests during the Summit, were arbitrary and uncalled for, and were intended to terrorize the demonstrators and to discourage them from exercising their right to protest in the future.

In that vein, the CLAC would like to remind people that the Crown is persisting in its prosecution of 20 organizers that it is wrongly accusing of being the "ringleaders" behind the events of June 26th. There are two CLAC members amongst these scapegoats; they are facing three charges of conspiracy and are currently subject to draconian bail conditions including house arrest.

Oct 15 06:42

Peter Schiff: "Wall Street writes US law"

Financial institutions on Wall Street are preparing to pay a shocking record $144 billion dollars in compensation & benefits according to the WSJ. This amid a spiraling foreclosures and economic crisis that has devastated Americans and left many out on the street. Why are banks not being held more accountable? Peter Schiff President of Euro Pacific Capital believes that because of government subsidies the banks will continue to benefit. Show Less

Oct 15 06:42

Congress Paying Itself Handsomely

Oct 15 06:36

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for 9/11 investigation

Mahmoud fuelled his claims that the US government was behind the Sept 11 attack on America and demanded to ‘know the truth of what happened’ during his visit to Lebanon.

Oct 15 06:28

Dollar fall sparks stability warnings

The dollar tumbled against most major currencies on Thursday, prompting warnings that the weakness of the world’s reserve currency could destabilise the global economy and push other countries into retaliatory devaluations to underwrite their exports...

Oct 15 06:16

Hitler's relationship with Germany explored

The title is important: Hitler and the German People. The first ever big exhibition in a major German museum to focus on Hitler is not just about him but about his relationship with the people.

Oct 15 05:48

The Case Against Fluoride: Toxifying the Tap

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

In July of this year, the United Nations declared access to clean water a human right. The United States was among 41 nations that abstained from supporting the resolution. Since October 15th is Blog for Water Day, a close inspection of a common US practice – fluoridating city water supplies – is in order.

Oct 15 05:44

The Platypus Can Poison You 80 Different Ways

The platypus is a bit like a fruitcake. Shove a bunch of leftover genes in there, mix it up see what kind of animal you get.

That’s kind of the approach evolution used when designing this odd creature’s venom; scientists have just determined that the venom contains over 80 different toxins in 13 different classes. The poison can kill small animals, and can leave humans in pain for weeks. The venom is delivered through a barb on the male’s foot–it’s thought that the fellas use the poison during mating season to show dominance.

Oct 15 05:43

Chuck Yeager Broke the Sound Barrier 63 Years Ago Today

On October 14, 1947, Pilot Chuck Yeager was on board the Bell X-1, the first manned aircraft to break the sound barrier. The plane nicknamed Glamorous Glennis (after Yeager’s wife) rocketed up to 40,000 feet traveling 662 milers per hour (the sound barrier at that altitude).

Oct 15 05:41

Top 10 Inventions Of 2010: 'Garage Invention' Awards

'Garage inventors' is a term used to describe individuals or groups of inventors that create independently. They are not on a salary or salary/incentive basis, paid by their companies to invent; they work alone, on their own or in small groups, generally in someone's garage or other part of the home. Many of the 2010 Popular Science invention winners actually did report having worked in their garages - literally. Popular Science recognizes the accomplishments of these independent inventors yearly in the June issue of its magazine. Here are the 10 winning inventions...

Oct 15 05:40

3-D maps reveal depths of sea floor

Scientists from James Cook University have mapped the sea floor along ancient coral reefs, underwater river beds and extended canyons; among the features are a vast undersea landslide 60 times the size of Uluru and a 5-km abyss. The 3-D model covers 3 million sq. km, stretching from the entire Queensland coast to almost as far as New Caledonia.

"Only six per cent of the Great Barrier Reef area consists of coral reefs. Unfortunately, a vast amount of the reef has been ignored. With this model we are stripping back the water and peering into the depths," says lead scientist Robin Beaman. "This grid is very much the map of the future. It gives researchers a base on which they can plan future expeditions."

Oct 15 05:01

Wait, So The RIAA Is Offended That Google Won't Do Work For Free?

The RIAA and the IFPI have been going on and on for years about just how ridiculous it is for people to suggest music should be "free." They will go on, at great length, to talk up the "value" of music and how it should be paid for. But, apparently, they don't think that applies to anyone else. They're apparently screaming angry at Google because Google (gasp) responded to their request to provide them tools to help them track down unauthorized copies, by quoting their standard prices for how much it costs to use Google's API. So, RIAA, please explain: why is it sacrilege for you to demand people pay up, but it's even worse if Google asks you to pay to use its resources?

Oct 15 04:49

U.S. dollar plummets around the world sparking fears of global currency wars

The dollar tumbled around the world yesterday amid fears the global economy could be destabalised.

Experts warned that further falls in the U.S. dollar could force other countries to devalue their currencies to protect exports.

Investors are expecting the Federal Reserve to pump more money into the economy next month to try to stimulate growth.

The effects can be seen almost everywhere.

Oct 15 04:48

911insidejob.com Webmaster on Conspiracy Theories

Oct 15 04:44

Invasion of the Robot Home Snatchers

The Titanic that is the U.S. housing market has just sprung its biggest leak, and even some of the largest banks responsible for this mess, like Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, are now imposing a temporary moratorium on foreclosures. They have done so very reluctantly and only after courts throughout the nation, and the attorneys general of 40 states, questioned the legality of a securitized system of homeownership that has impoverished tens of millions

Oct 15 04:43

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Vaccines and Autism

Oct 15 04:37

U.S. Troops To Deal With Rioting Americans

Globalists Collapsing Society To Bring In Martial Law

Thursday, October 14, 2010

U.S. troops now being trained to boss communities and run local governments are being readied to oversee a post-collapse America in which riots and civil unrest similar to that now exploding in Europe over austerity measures and pension cuts ravage the United States and are met with the iron fist of a militarized police state.

Oct 15 04:30

Democrat or Republican: The choice to be drowned or hanged

No genuine democracy can survive or function in the absence of a well informed populace. The United States of America holds fake elections, with fake choices, manipulated by a well entrenched corporate plutocracy designed to ensure that the process of democracy is hollow and but a cruel fake. Such is the present political and economic state of affairs in this nation.

The Democratic and Republican parties offer the masses of everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people the de facto non-choice of either euphemistic death by drowning or death by hanging. Thus, no real choice is offered at all. As the politicos of the Democratic Party foxes and the Republican Party wolves feed, like swine, from the bottomless blood-drenched financial trough of the corporate / military elite, democracy is rendered null and void.

Oct 15 04:27

The Real Horror Story: The U.S. Economic Meltdown

This October, millions of Americans are going to watch horror movies and read horror stories because they enjoy being frightened. Well, if you really want to be scared, you should just check out the real horror story unfolding right before our eyes - the U.S. economic meltdown. It seems like more bad news for the U.S. economy comes out almost every single day now. Unfortunately, things are about to get a whole lot worse. The mainstream media has been treating "Foreclosuregate" as if it is a minor nuisance, but the truth is that the lid is about to be publicly lifted on years and years of massive fraud in the U.S. mortgage industry, and this thing has the potential to cause economic chaos that is absolutely unprecedented.

Oct 15 01:38

Oath Keepers Rally in NH to Protest CPS Illegally Seizing Baby(Footage)

Newborn baby Cheyenne was taken from her parents– John Irish and Stephanie Taylor– by CPS shortly after she was born last week. An affidavit cited her father’s affiliation with Oath Keepers as one of the reasons for seizing Cheyenne from him and the child’s mother during her first week of life.

On 10/14/10 a rally was held by Oath Keepers and its supporters outside a courthouse in Dover, New Hampshire while Mr. Irish and Ms. Taylor’s hearing took place inside. The rally was a protest of Oath Keepers’ mention in the affidavit in what the organization’s founder– Stewart Rhodes– describes as an attempted “chilling of speech” through government agencies like CPS, targeting individuals because of their political beliefs.

Oct 15 01:28

Phoenix Cop Murders Unarmed Man and His Dog

What do police departments expect when they openly hire idiots? This man should be charged with two counts of murder. We need to get back to better times, times when police protected citizens instead of working for the corrupt federal government.

Officer Chrismans partner was actually one of the people who reported what actually happened. I would like to commend the sergent who stood up and told the truth about this vicious murder. He actually came out and said he did NOT feel threatened by the victim at any time!

Oct 15 00:58

Giraldi - Israel's Policies Are Manifestly Evil

KZ: and for the final question, how do you estimate the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

PG: There is no hope for resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict as long as the United States continues to permit the Israelis to expand and commit crimes against humanity directed towards the Palestinian people. Evil is evil no matter how you try to dress it up and the Israeli policies are manifestly evil. The Palestinians cannot ever accept a peace settlement that requires being held in a large outdoor prison camp by the Israelis supported by the United States.

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