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May 15 20:34

Bedbug infestations, Malaria and Banned pesticides that work

Boom in tiny bedbugs is causing big trouble
By Barbara Barrett, McClatchy Newspapers Barbara Barrett, Mcclatchy Newspapers – Fri May 15, 2009
Since the EPA restricted the use of several effective pesticides in the 1980s, bedbugs have built resistance to the chemicals that now are on the market, said Potter, the University of Kentucky entomologist. Public education is important, he said, but the industry also needs a good insecticide.

http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/000000005591.htm
Without DDT, malaria bites back, 24 April 2001
by Roger Bate
Malaria is on the increase in all tropical regions of the planet - especially in Africa. In 2000, the disease killed more than one million people and made 300million seriously ill.

May 15 20:22

Blackwater-affiliated contractors investigated

The incident occurred as the U.S. is facing rising outrage from Afghan leaders over civilian casualties from U.S. air strikes. For Xe, which is the name Blackwater chose earlier this year to distance itself from its controversial security work in Iraq, the shooting comes as the Obama administration and Defense Secretary Robert Gates reconsider the role of military contractors, a practice that boomed during the Bush administration.

May 15 20:18

More auto cuts: General Motors will eliminate 1,100 U.S. dealers

General Motors on Friday told about 1,100 of its dealers - one in five - that they would be dropped by late next year, adding to the economic pain radiating from the beleaguered Detroit automakers to cities and towns across the country.

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The calm before the storm?

May 15 19:08

Billionaire Golisano moves to avoid oppressive NY taxes.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Three-time gubernatorial candidate and billionaire B. Thomas Golisano is changing his home address to Florida to escape New York income taxes he says cost him nearly $14,000 a day.

May 15 18:50

Cash flies out of convertible on motorway

man lost 23,000 euros ($31,180) to the wind when an envelope with the money he had stuck in the passenger seat pocket of his convertible blew away during a test drive in northern Germany.

The cash -- in 500, 200, and 100 euro notes -- fluttered across the motorway in the midst of speeding traffic near the city of Hanover, police said.

The man, 23, contacted police immediately, who then blocked the motorway in both directions for nearly half an hour. Eight police officers assisted the man in retrieving his notes and were able to recover 20,000 euros.

May 15 18:23

Flashback: Oregon N. Guard.tried to stop Iraqi prisoner abuse

Ordered to Just Walk Away
By Mike Francis, The Oregonian. Posted August 16, 2004.

When members of the Oregon National Guard attempted to stop the new Iraqi government from abusing civilian prisoners, they were told to back off by their own generals.
The national guardsman peering through the long-range scope of his rifle was startled by what he saw unfolding in the walled compound below.
From his post several stories above ground level, he watched as men in plainclothes beat blindfolded and bound prisoners in the enclosed grounds of the Iraqi Interior Ministry.
He immediately radioed for help. Soon after, a team of Oregon Army National Guard soldiers swept into the yard and found dozens of Iraqi detainees who said they had been beaten, starved and deprived of water for three days.

May 15 17:42

Pelosi’s Claims Getting Much More Media Scrutiny Than CIA’s Assertions

Whichever side of the torture debate you’re on, it’s a simple matter of fact that Nancy Pelosi’s claims about what she was told and when about torture are getting far more intense media scrutiny than the CIA’s claims are.

Simple fairness demands that both side’s claims get treated with a similar level of skepticism. And they’re not.

May 15 17:09

hear yee hear yee (*the beltway town cryer !)

Gingrich: Pelosi 'Lied,' 'Despicable,' 'Dishonest,' 'Vicious,' 'Trivial'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich today offered a blistering critique of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of oversight on harsh interrogation tactics, in a major escalation of partisan attacks being aimed at Pelosi.

May 15 16:58

Anger at Obama Guantanamo ruling

Civil liberties groups have reacted angrily to US President Barack Obama's decision to revive military trials for some Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Mr Obama has previously denounced the Bush-era judicial system, but in a statement said new safeguards would ensure suspects got a fairer hearing.

New rules include rejecting statements obtained from harsh interrogations and limitations on using hearsay evidence.

There are still 240 detainees at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

May 15 16:33

Anger Management: BAD IDEA!

But when you pay your taxes blindly "trusting" your government is spending your money wisely - while remaining uninformed about the ends realized from the means you helped to provide in the form of taxes - there I would find a point of contention.

May 15 15:40

Here's how Israel would destroy Iran's nuclear program

Israeli government ministers and Knesset members who will help make the decision about whether to attack Iran's nuclear facilities do not have to wait any longer for a preparatory briefing by the Israel Air Force.

Never before has such an open, detailed and thorough study of Israel's offensive options been published. The authors of the 114-page study meticulously gathered all available data on Israel's military capabilities and its nuclear program, and on Iran's nuclear developments and aerial defenses, as well as both countries' missile inventory.

May 15 15:30

U.S. Senator Kerry: Chances for two-state solution dwindling

U.S. Senator John Kerry told an economic forum on Friday he believed the window of opportunity for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was closing.

"It's closing for a number of reasons - crushed aspirations, demographics, realities on the ground," the Massachusetts Democrat, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told a World Economic Forum meeting in Jordan.

May 15 15:26

Europe's economy contracts most since 1995

Europe’s economy contracted at the fastest pace in at least 13 years in the first quarter as companies cut output and jobs to survive the worst global slump in more than six decades.

The deepest global recession since World War II is curbing European exports and eroding consumer demand, forcing companies to cut spending and jobs. The German and Italian economies also contracted by the most on record.

May 15 14:05

Two European telescopes have launched into space today

Two European telescopes have launched into space today which could solve the mystery surrounding the origins of the universe.

The Herschel and Planck observatories were sent into orbit together from French Guinea at 2.12pm (BST). They will begin their scientific observations in around two months.

The primary mirror of the Herschel telescope is 1 1/2 times the size of the Hubble Space Telescope's main reflector.

How much do u want to bet their mirror will not be defective like Hubble's was ? there is a video about these 2 telescopes on the page that is worth watching.

May 15 13:32

US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

Seymour Hersh says the US government has videotapes ofboys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

"The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking," the reporter told an ACLU convention last week. Hersh says there was "a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher."

May 15 12:39

New 'prisoner abuse' photographs emerge despite US bid to block publication

The shocking images of inmates in Iraq and Afghanistan were published just a day after the US president announced plans for a legal battle stop them ever being seen.
They risked provoking renewed hostility in the Middle East as Mr Obama attempts to build bridges with the Islamic world.

He is scheduled to make a major speech in Cairo on June 4 when he will launch his version of a plan to bring peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
One picture showed a prisoner hung up upside down while another showed a naked man smeared in excrement standing in a corridor with a guard standing menacingly in front of him. Another prisoner is handcuffed to the window frame of his cell with underpants pulled over his head.

May 15 11:06

Torture Pics - Your Tax Dollars at Work

Disclaimer: The photographs follow, and are very graphic. They are only part of myriad unpublished photographs and what are believed to be six videotapes of the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

May 15 07:20

Greedy MPs and the case for prosecution

Many MPs have applied one set of standards to themselves, and another to the taxpayers who pay their bills.

Not only have they stolen, cheated and lied in the grubby pursuit of a few more pennies, but now believe that merely saying sorry – often half-heartedly – and promising to repay the money they have defrauded us of will clean the slate.

Out in the real world, people think differently. If we lied and stole from our neighbours, would it be acceptable when found out to offer them the money back with no more than a perfunctory apology?

Of course not. Hopefully, we would end up being taken to court and possibly sent to jail. Surely isn’t that where some MPs deserve to end up as well?

May 15 07:19

ISS crew prepares for spacewalks planned for June

The crew of ISS Expedition 19 has begun its preparations for its upcoming spacewalks in June.

Commander Gennady Padalka and flight engineer Michael Barratt have prepared the systems to warm the antennas that will be installed on the station during the spacewalks and lay high frequency cables, the official spokesman for the Mission Control Centre, Valery Lyndin, told Itar-Tass.

May 15 07:17

Astronauts to install new gyroscopes in Hubble

Spacewalking astronauts are about to tackle NASA's No. 1 priority in fixing the Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronauts on Friday morning will try to install six new gyroscopes, which are crucial because they help the telescope point in the right direction.

May 15 07:16

Developing countries worst hit by climate change

The dependence of developing countries on natural resources makes them more vulnerable to the impact of climate change, USAID director for the Environment Alfred Nakatsuma has pointed.

While the developed countries depended more on industries and information services than on natural resources, he said during a workshop "The Role of the Media in Preserving the Global Environment".

May 15 07:14

[Video] Pakistan: dire humanitarian situation in Swat region

The root cause of this problem: an oil pipeline. The politics of unintended consequences.

May 15 07:00

The Pentagon Is Preparing For War With The Enemy:Russia

From the conventional frying pan into the nuclear fire!

May 15 06:54

UK repossessions up 50% in a year

The number of homes repossessed in the UK rose to 12,800 in the first three months of the year, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.

This was up 23% from the 10,400 in the previous three months and 50% up on the 8,500 in the same period last year.

The CML has predicted that 75,000 homes will be repossessed in 2009, almost double the 40,000 of last year.

May 15 06:50

Shahid Malik stands down as Justice Minister after PM orders inquiry into his expenses

Shahid Malik, the Justice Minister exposed as the biggest expenses claimant of all MPs, was forced to step down today to await the outcome of an inquiry into his living costs.

Downing Street said that Gordon Brown asked Sir Philip Mawer, the Prime Minister’s independent adviser on ministers’ interests, to investigate whether Mr Malik’s alleged benefit of a subsidised rent breached the ministerial code.

The announcement by No 10 came minutes after the Labour MP for Dewsbury had refused to apologise, offering instead to donate the cost of his 40ins flat-screen television to a local charity.

May 15 06:49

Fear and Censorship Rampant In "Patriot" Community

I post this as food for thought.The NWO boys use divide and conquer tactics to keep us all apart and ineffective. I do'nt know that the author is trying to stir up trouble.However he makes some valid points.
Being of Ashkenazi background myself,1/8 to be exact(I'm a real American mutt,ancestor wise) I do not like to see carte blanche attacks on "Jews".Zionism which I once supported is the problem along with the fractional reserve usurious banking system. I hope that Mike or Alex do'nt get mad at me. United we stand,divided we fall!

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