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Archive for the Month of April, 2005.
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- Climate change is playing havoc with the timing of the seasons and could drastically alter the landscape, according to one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind.
- N. pointed to his left ear. "He pulled it to here, slaughtering me" N. passed his finger around his neck to his right ear. "I turned right, put my hand on the wound, it went in the opening. I could touch my throat. I felt the blood going through my fingers on my chest. I saw B. he was slaughtered too. The fat one put his bayonet in B's throat and cut it, and then he put his boot on B.'s neck and pulled back his head breaking his neck. B. was dead
- An Open Letter to Donald Rumsfeld Concerning Allegations of Atrocities and Their Cover-up in Fallujah" seeks a response from the Defense Secretary concerning widespread allegations of the targeting of civilians by US forces in Fallujah, the use of banned chemical and other weapons, including reformualted Napalm, as well as indications that DoD covered-up these actions
- The U.S. military has assembled the world's most formidable hacker posse: a super-secret, multimillion-dollar weapons program that may be ready to launch bloodless cyberwar against enemy networks -- from electric grids to telephone nets.
- Hundreds in the Marshall Islands have developed cancer as a result of US bomb tests, and many more are likely to contract the disease
- Completely unannounced, both the super powers are launching thousands of missiles from both land based and aircraft launched these missiles that are being directed out of the earth’s atmosphere into the outer space regions of our planets atmosphere.
- Documentary on Dow's Dioxin Scandal Ignored by Four Local PBS Stations
- Four people were indicted Monday on murder charges in the death of Italian financier Roberto Calvi, a banker with close ties to the Vatican who was found hanging under a bridge in London in 1982, a defense attorney said.
- Israeli occupation forces in the southern Gaza Strip have resumed a controversial method of screening Palestinians travelling through the Rafah border crossing.
- An airline mechanic accidentally discovers an extra, unexplained plumbing system in an airliner. This plumbing system was designed to discharge something through the wings. It is not a normal part of any known airliner plumbing system. Is this the system used to create "chem-trails"?
- Melody Townsel was stationed in Kyrgyzstan on a US AID project. During her stay there, she became embroiled in a controversy in which John Bolton was a key player. She described the incident in a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee members who are reviewing the Bolton nomination.
- Maryland's House of Delegates voted 82 to 48 to approve a bill that would require all businesses in the state with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on health benefits for workers (or, alternatively, donate the funds to the state's Medicaid program).
- The creation of NORTHCOM, as part of the "unified plan" in the wake of 9/11, established the military's first domestic combatant command center. This precedent departs from a long-standing tradition of distinguishing between the responsibilities of the military and those of law enforcement.
- About 130 million Americans swallow, inject, inhale, infuse, spray, and pat on prescribed medication every month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates. Americans buy much more medicine per person than any other country.
- Getting enough vitamin D may be a matter of life or death – a provocative new study suggests that it plays an important role in surviving lung cancer.
- The trail of financial criminality has factored into all life as we know it. There is absolutely nothing that has been left unscathed. Nothing is as it seems and nothing is ethical, and 95% of all American people know all the above to be true.
- Retailer, which has gotten $50M in subsidies, has Florida's highest number of Medicaid-eligible workers.
- Two ground zero workers go public about finding cockpit and flight data recorders from Flight 11 and 175. Government claims 'black boxes' from the doomed 911 flights were never found. 911 Commission ignores information and fails to interview rescue workers.
- As America's largest company, with more than $285 billion in sales and more than $10 billion in profits, Wal-Mart has a responsibility to set the standard for customers, workers, families and communities. America's largest employer — with nearly 1.3 million workers — must reflect America's values
- Judicial Watch Investigation Uncovers FBI Documents Concerning Bin Laden Family and Post-9/11 Flights
- The ACLU files emergency motion to open a federal appeals court, which is barring the public from hearing arguments in the case of Sibel Edmonds. Edmonds is an FBI contractor who was fired after reporting security breaches and alleged misconduct at the bureau in relation to the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
- Neil Bush, the president's controversial younger brother, six years ago joined the cardinal who this week became Pope Benedict XVI as a founding board member of a little known Swiss ecumenical foundation.
- Few Americans know about the historic event that happened on January 6, 2005, the official date for counting electoral votes. For the first time since 1877, congress members challenged the electoral count. Massive fraud was reported around the country.
- Oil production could peak next year. The one thing that international bankers don't want to hear is that the second Great Depression may be round the corner. But last week, a group of ultra-conservative Swiss financiers asked a retired English petroleum geologist living in Ireland to tell them about the beginning of the end of the oil age
- At the end of the Cold War, Americans said "yes" to military power. The skepticism about arms and armies that pervaded the American experiment from its founding vanished. Political leaders, liberals and conservatives alike, became enamored with military might.
- ExxonMobil has pumped more than $8 million into more than 40 think tanks; media outlets; and consumer, religious, and even civil rights groups that preach skepticism about the oncoming climate catastrophe. Herewith, a representative overview.
- Broccoli and red chili peppers may help fight cancer by slowing the growth of cancerous tumor cells. They may be especially helpful in hard-to-treat cancers such as pancreatic and ovarian cancer.
- Compounds found in plastic food packaging could be possible cancer-causing agents, according to a worrying new study from the US
- Iraq is descending into more indiscriminate violence after a period of relative calm
- Liberal commentator Bill Moyers is out on PBS stations. Buster the animated rabbit is under a cloud of suspicion. And right-wing yakkers from the Wall Street Journal editorial page have been handed their own public-television chat show. PBS is being forced to toe a more conservative line in its programming by the Republican-dominated agency that provides about $30 million in federal funds to the Alexandria-based service
- The Internet as we have known it is going to change -- the only question is how. There's a fight going on over that question, and at stake is nothing less than the Internet's potential as a medium for free expression, civic involvement, and economic innovation.
- Architect of GOP Resurgence Says Boeing 737, not 767, Struck South WTC Tower
- Both Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reassured members of the Trilateral Commission, meeting in Washington April 15-18, that they anticipated no invasion of Iran. This secretive commission met to talk war and trade.
- Owners of gas-guzzling SUVs and other heavy vehicles who use them entirely for business can get Uncle Sam to pay for four or more years of fuel costs -- in the form of tax breaks. It's hard to think of a worse formula for wrecking the country.
- Walmart espouses the benefits of free market all the while taking advantage of govenment programs in the USA and government control of labour abroad in third world countries and China.
- WIth a vote of hand-picked lobbyists, the president could terminate any federal agency he dislikes.
- The National Security Agency is not supposed to target Americans; when a U.S. citizen's name comes up in an NSA 'intercept,' the agency routinely minimizes dissemination of the info by masking the name before it distributes the report to other U.S. agencies. But it's now clear the agency disseminates thousands of U.S. names
- Iraqi army and police units are deserting their posts after the recent escalation in insurgent attacks, according to reports from around the country yesterday.
- Bolton was verbally and physically abusive to his colleagues over the past several years. It is time to take a close look at some violent deaths of State Department and CIA officials who tangled with the Bush administration over Iraq policy.
- FBI linguist Sibel Edmonds won’t deny intelligence intercepts tied 911 drug money to U.S. election campaigns.
- US and European governments are building a "global registration and surveillance infrastructure" in the US-led "war on terror", civil liberty groups warned yesterday. The aim is to monitor the movements and activities of entire populations in what campaigners call "an unprecedented project of social control".
- Guckert made more than 200 appearances at the White House during his two-year tenure with the fledging conservative websites GOPUSA and Talon News. He had little to no previous journalism experience, previously worked as a male escort, and was refused a congressional press pass. On at least fourteen occasions, Secret Service records show either the entry or exit time missing. Generally, the existing entry or exit times correlate with press conferences; on most of these days, the records show that Guckert checked in but was never processed out.
- Runsfeld visits to Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan last week. Tthe very next day, the commander of NATO forces in Europe, General Johns, issued a statement in the local press saying that the U.S. planned to deploy military bases in the Caspian region in order to ensure regional security
- Wal-Mart’s low pay and meager employee benefits force hundreds of thousands of employees to resort to Medicaid, food stamps, and public housing and it costs you 1.5 billion dollars.
- Four major 20th century "wars" possess a strange amount of similarities. World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the War on Terror, all came about after presidents had deceivingly pledged opposition to such ideas. Moreover, each war had a convenient pre-text that propelled the nation into the conflict, and each one served the purpose of the architects of internationalism.
- In a horrifying incident that occurred in the spring of 2003, an Iraqi woman threw two of her children, an infant and a toddler, out the window of a car that had been hit accidentally in an American rocket attack.
- The world’s largest known hydrocarbon resource is neither in Iraq nor in Saudi Arabia. The oil sands in the western Canadian province of Alberta comprise the largest known hydrocarbon reserves -- estimated at over 300 billion barrels of currently recoverable oil. This area was invaded by corporations and the victims were the native peoples.
- There are at least four million homeless souls plying our streets and roads and alleyways. The administration admits to that many, so the number is probably higher. Four million onion eaters. Or maybe 35 million. In the United States, there are 34.9 million people who go hungry or are food insecure, an increase of 3.9 million people since 1999. 12.9 million of these are children. What this says is: not only has our government failed, but also that you and I have failed.
- One of the big pipes, which are buried 9 meters under the ground, was exploded, drowning all the farms and orchards around. During the Eid Al-Adhha, (the Sacrifice Feast) and before the January 30 elections, there was a very big water crisis in Baghdad. Media published many statements saying that the terrorists did that. Tarmiya people believe that this is not true, and that the American troops probably did that.
- Members of Congress have taken $16 million in privately financed trips since 2000, and more than half were sponsored by non-profit groups that don't have to disclose who is providing the money, a study out today says
- Fears over increase in skin cancer as scientists report that climate change continues to destroy the earth's protection.
- The Pentagon on Tuesday notified Congress of the possible sale of 5,000lb GBU-28 bombs, developed during the 1991 Gulf war to destroy Saddam Hussein's hardened command centers. Congress has 30 days to object.
- A US-led group has found no evidence Iraq hid weapons of mass destruction in Syria before the US invasion in March 2003, according to a final report on the investigation.
- Environmentalists estimate around 2.5 million acres of rainforest were compromised or destroyed in Texaco's search for oil in Ecuador. It is a disaster that has left the jungle ravaged and its people dying of cancer.
- Bush has spent a lot of time lately pretending that energy prices are skyrocketing for every reason except the real one. He falsely claims his energy bill will solve the problem. He claims its about supply. But take a look at this little snippet from Fortune Magazine and you will see how this is nothing more than energy industry price gouging
- 10,000 Orthodox Jews who were protesting against the actual existence of the state of Israel. Behind them hung large posters showing the beating of Orthodox Jews by Israeli police while they were protesting the desecration of antiquated Jewish cemeteries which are in the path of a planned highway expansion.
- American International Trade Commission says Israel among world's major intellectual property violators. The Commission decided to blacklist Israel as one of 14 countries identified as serious infringers when it comes to the protection of intellectual property.
- For reasons that will need to be answered by Paul Rodriguez and Wes Pruden, a homosexual call-boy ring had been operating in D.C. for some time, and through an investigation of credit card fraud and sundry other fiscal malfeasance, the FBI was called in to investigate. What it uncovered was too ugly and affected too many important men for to be allowed to gain any traction in the Media or the public eye. So, the story disappeared.
- European Bilderberg hunters have found the hiding place of this secretive cabal at a posh resort in this charming little city 40 miles from Munich. Their annual meeting is May 5-8
- Was Gannon a 'boy toy' for visiting world leaders?
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