(Euractiv) – In a controversial move, the European Commission yesterday (2 March) gave the green light for the first genetically-modified potato to be cultivated in the European Union. Continue reading
(Uruknet) – Millions of Iraqis exist below the poverty line in a country which floats on oil and earned more than $60 billion from oil sales last year, said Mahdi Muhsen, the director of the Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology.
Muhsen said one fourth of Iraq’s nearly 30 million people live below the poverty line and that unemployment rates could hit 30% in some provinces.
Muhsen made the remarks as his organization gears toward national census scheduled for November 24 this year.
The poverty line for a single adult is 77,000 dinars per month, that is approximately $60. This means that at least 7 million Iraqis will have to make ends meet on two U.S. dollars a day.
Muhsen revealed more alarming figures regarding abject poverty.
“Half the population of Iraq live in abject poverty,” he said.
He said some impoverished provinces, like Muthanna in the south, suffered more than others.
(TimesOnline) – Nine people were killed and more than 400 wounded after violence broke out between protesters and security forces in Bangkok. Continue reading
(OpEdNews) – Correlating concepts is one literary tool which unifies stories and ignites sparks in readers. Recognition of correlations in written words and in real life instigates thoughts on metaphors in stories and truths in reality. I think the stunning power of correlations, whether in story or reality, comes from the innate human desire to find truth and such universality might arm one with knowledge to better find it. Continue reading
(BackWoodsHome) – “No one can predict the future,” I heard a voice say as I walked into the offices of Backwoods Home Magazine. The speaker went on to add, “But there are a lot of reasons to believe we are in danger of entering a period of hyperinflation of the dollar.”
I hesitated because I knew the voice and I followed it to Dave Duffy’s office. Dave’s the guy who publishes this magazine. But the speaker I was hearing was none other than our poker-playing friend from Southern California, O.E. MacDougal. Continue reading
(MSNBC) – Congressman Paul was on MSNBC to discuss the vacancy in the Supreme Court, the SRLC, and Federal Reserve transparency. Continue reading
(InfoClearingHouse) – You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin.
If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia, you’d be rioting in the streets calling for a better life. In fact, the average Australian or Singaporean taxi driver has a much better standard of living than the typical American white-collar worker. Continue reading
(SPPI) – There are not many empty seats in the dismal, echoing conference chamber in the ghastly concrete box that is the Hotel Maritim here in Bonn, where the UN’s latest attempt to maneuver the 194 States Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change gets underway today. Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – Chuck Todd say in the segment below Republicans will discourage their flock from voting in future straw polls if Paul takes a poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference underway in New Orleans. Continue reading
(GovernmentAgainstThePeople) – There’s no telling if the two events are connected, but their timing is mighty interesting.
The Polish government and the National Bank of Poland, in a “rare moment of unity,” agree to weaken Poland’s currency, the zloty, in an act that would benefit Poland’s exporters at the expense of Poland’s trading partners—that is, the European Union, among others. Then, the next day, Poland’s president and the president of its national bank die in a plane crash. Continue reading
(CNN) – April 09, 2010 Continue reading
(PressTV) – A passenger plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski has crashed on approach to Smolensk Airport in southwest Russia, killing all on board.
Russian news agencies reported all 132 on board died in the crash on Saturday, citing the Russia’s Emergencies Ministry. Read More Here
Also On Board:
Mr. Janusz Kurtyka, head of the IPN,
p. Sławomir Skrzypek, prezes NBP, Mr Sławomir Skrzypek, President of the NBP,
p. Władysław Stasiak, szef Kancelarii Prezydenta, Mr. Wladyslaw Stasiak, head of the Presidential Office,
p. Ryszard Kaczorowski, ostatni prezydent RP na uchodźstwie, Mr Ryszard Kaczorowski, the last president in exile,
p. Aleksander Szczygło, szef Biura Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Mr. Aleksander Szczyglo, head of the National Security Bureau,
p. Janusz Kochanowski, Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich, Mr. Janusz Kochanowski, the Ombudsman,
WCz. Enable. Przemysław Gosiewski, przewodniczący Klubu Parlamentarnego PiS, Przemyslaw Gosiewski, Chairman of the Parliamentary Club of Law and Justice
WCz. Enable. Jerzy Szmajdziński, wicemarszałek Sejmu z SLD , Jerzy Szmajdzinski, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm of the SLD,
WCz. Enable. Zbigniew Wassermann, poseł PiS, Zbigniew Wassermann, PiS MP,
WCz. Enable. Grzegorz Dolniak, poseł PO, Gregory Dolniak, MP,
p. Paweł Wypych, sekretarz stanu w Kancelarii Prezydenta, Mr. Pawel Wypych, State Secretary in the Office of the President,
p. Andrzej Kremer, wiceminister spraw zagranicznych, Mr. Andrzej Kremer, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs,
gen. Franciszek Gągor, szef sztabu generalnego WP, Gen. Franciszek Gągor, Chief of Staff HR,
p. Piotr Nurowski, prezes Polskiego Komitetu Olimpijskiego. Mr Peter Nurowski, president of the Polish Olympic Committee.
Wg Konstytucji obowiązki JE Lecha Kaczyńskiego przejmie WCz. According to the Constitution, the duties HE Lech Kaczynski will take over Enable. Bronisław Komorowski, marszałek Sejmu, który w ciągu 14 dni powinien ogłosić wybory prezydenckie. Bronislaw Komorowski, Marshal, who within 14 days shall announce presidential elections.
Above Info Source Here
(NeithercorpPress) – The word “terrorist” has assumed numerous presumptive connotations over the decades, and this trend of “redefining” the vicious label to suit certain governmental needs has only intensified in recent years, especially since 9/11. Its graduation as widely used political terminology gives it an almost archetypal quality, because it has the ability to trigger abundant and subconscious emotional reactions in the populace. However, these reactions are usually based on mass delusions: false ideas of what terrorism is, what it is not, and who is actually guilty of these loosely classified crimes. It is a weighted word, filled with projections, biases, and faulty perceptions. Continue reading
(PressTV) – Following a series of pedophilia scandals, a new document has come to light showing that Pope Benedict XVI resisted defrocking a US pedophile priest in 1985. Continue reading
(SkyNews) – The Digital Economy Bill is aimed at stopping people illegally downloading copyrighted material from the internet.
However, critics of the Bill argue that it could have far greater powers and be used to censor and block free speech by whichever political party is in power. Continue reading
(Reuters) – Iraq anti-US cleric Sadr urges unity vs Americans
Anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, likely to be a key player in forming a new Iraqi government following elections last month, urged Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims on Friday to unite to oust American troops. Read More Here
(PressTV) – US may retain 90 nukes on Iran border
As Washington and Moscow sign a new arms reduction treaty, skepticism arises in Turkey as to whether those cuts will include US atomic warheads stored in the country. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – U.S. Pushes for Somalia Offensive, But Settles for Starving Somali Civilians
The American-backed offensive in Somalia was supposed to be underway by now, based on months of Pentagon-planted stories in the corporate press. But there is, as yet, no offensive, because the puppet regime doesn’t even have enough soldiers to hang on to its little corner of Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu. This is a big problem for the Obama administration, which is anxious to expand its imperial offensive from Yemen across the Red Sea to the Horn of Africa. Unfortunately for Washington, its Somali puppets have far too few troops to launch an offensive against anyone. Read More Here
(Independent) – US Moves From Nuclear Arms to Conventional Missiles With Global Reach
While President Barack Obama speaks overseas of his vision of a world without nuclear weapons, his military commanders at home are quietly accelerating a programme to develop and deploy a new class of conventional intercontinental ballistic missiles which will have the capacity to strike targets anywhere in the world within an hour. Read More Here
(Audio) – Obama is the Closest Thing to a Dictator We’ve Ever Had – Mark Levin – Audio Link Here
(TheTimes) – George W. Bush ‘Knew Guantánamo Prisoners Were Innocent’
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – PTSD, Infertility and other Consequences of War
PTSD and its effects on U.S. soldiers and their families is a ghastly story with no end. PTSD is, in large part, though, an entirely Pentagon, or American war machine, inflicted wound. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Kyrgyzstan: The not so great game
America’s collusion with corruption and Russia’s cheerleading have played out in the unravelling chaos of Kyrgyzstan Read More Here
(SantiagoTimes) – Bolivia’s Morales Invites Greater Russian Presence In Latin America
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday confirmed that during a recent meeting with Russian Prime Minister Putin in Venezuela he asked for a “greater Russian presence in Latin America” and especially in Bolivia. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad: Iran world’s most powerful country – Read More Here
CBC Montreal’s environment columnist, Geeta Nadkarni, talks about the dangers of CFL bulbs and the dirty electricity they produce. She interviewed the leading researcher in the field, Magda Havas of Trent University, as well as EMF Consultant, Tom Nadas of EMF Security. Tom provides a demonstration of the dirty electricity produced by CFL bulbs and their cumulative impact on the electromagnetic environment that surrounds us. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Today, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of Prozac pilots and Chinese drywall; Timothy Sniveling Scamster Geithner, asking “what choice did the President have?”, and finally, Jamie Dimon, the most dangerous man in America, complaining about the demonization of mega-banks. Max also talks to Rolling Stone journalist, Matt Taibbi, about “Looting Main Street.” Continue reading
(WKYC) – In the ongoing financial crisis in Ashtabula County, the Sheriff’s Department has been cut from 112 to 49 deputies. With deputies assigned to transport prisoners, serve warrants and other duties, only one patrol car is assigned to patrol the entire county of 720 square miles. Continue reading
(Guns&Butter) – Interview with investigative reporters and authors, Kristina Borjesson, Charlotte Dennett and Peter Dale Scott. – Audio Link Here
(Fox) – NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can’t tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA’s temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.
E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. Read More Here
(OpEdNews) – From July 1st every single Australian will be branded with a unique, 1.16 digit identification number courtesy of Medicare Australia in accordance with Kevin Rudd’s new e-health revolution. The stated purpose of this act 2.”is to provide a way of ensuring that an entity that provides, or an individual who receives, healthcare is correctly matched to health information that is created when healthcare is provided.” Understandably it is a simple transition from localized medical records to an online system, that would allow your medical records to be accessed by medical facilities all across Australia. Continue reading
(JustForeignPolicy) – During the House debate over the Kucinich resolution calling for a timetable for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Rep. Bob Filner, chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, pointed out that hundreds of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have gone to the VA for service-related injuries.
The video of Filner’s statement is here.
A March 13 fact sheet from Veterans for Common Sense gives a more precise figure: they reported that 508,152 Iraq and Afghanistan veteran patients had been treated at the VA. This figure is from VA documents obtained by VCS under FOIA, and appears to be current through the end of FY 2009, i.e. through September 30, 2009. Continue reading