(DailyMail) – Horse racing on frozen rivers? Ice bowling? Activities last seen during Britain’s Little Ice Age could once more be seen, researchers believe.
Having just emerged from a bitterly cold winter the experts are warning that Britain could return to the mini ice-age at the end of the 17th century. This is despite claims that global warming is causing Arctic ice to melt and temperatures to rise. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – Chinese system is enforced by forced abortion, infanticide and compulsory sterilization Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – During a corporate media dog and pony show on Tuesday at a memorial for the victims of the government bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, Department of Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano said “anti-government groups” — shorthand for the Tea Party movement and patriot groups — are preparing to engage in violence. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – As you will have no doubt read in the headlines today, the IMF has proposed levying two “global” taxes on the world’s banks to make sure those greedy guys don’t get us into trouble again. If that sounds dubious, it’s because it is. In reality what is being proposed, and has been falling into place for some time, is the framework for an unelected global authority with powers above and beyond those of sovereign governments. Continue reading
(EUTimes) – The global banking elite are preparing to assault Americans with two huge new tax increases as President Obama contradicts the assurances of White House aides and his own campaign trail promise by asserting that a VAT tax is still on the table, as the IMF outlines a new tax on financial transactions that is being hailed as a blow to the banks yet represents another stealth tax on the people.
“President Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that a new value-added tax on Americans is still on the table, seeming to show more openness to the idea than his aides have expressed in recent days,” reports the Associated Press. – Read More Here
(NYDailyNews) – They staged the unthinkable.
The city’s fire department teamed up with Marines Thursday morning to respond to simultaneous mock suicide bomber and poison gas attacks.
An FDNY team raced around the mangled shell of an MTA bus, herding wounded “victims” to a triage area as real fire burned in the street. Read More Here
(DukeHealth) – High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring
High fructose corn syrup, which is linked to obesity, may also be harmful to the liver, according to Duke University Medical Center research. Read More Here
(ABC) – WellPoint Routinely Targets Breast Cancer Patients
They had no idea that WellPoint was using a computer algorithm that automatically targeted them and every other policyholder recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The software triggered an immediate fraud investigation, as the company searched for some pretext to drop their policies, according to government regulators and investigators. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Big Brother doctors say patients don’t need to see their imaging test results
If you are an American, you probably assume that this is a free country. So if you agree to undergo imaging tests — which cost you or your insurance company hundreds and even thousands of dollars and may subject you to radiation — you have every right to see the results. Read More Here
(Guardian) – ‘Toxic stew’ of chemicals causing male fish to carry eggs in testes
Intersex fish, found across the US, result from a mix of drugs that mimic natural hormones, say scientists Read More Here
(AlterNet) – How the Top 5 Supermarkets Waste Food
In a nation where millions go hungry, some of the food supermarkets throw out could feed people in need. But not every grocery chain cares. Read More Here
(CNN) – Three-fourths of youth unfit for military service – Jack Cafferty
With the U.S. fighting two wars and threats like a potentially nuclear-armed Iran on the horizon, there is a very scary truth that needs to be addressed. Read More Here
(C4L) – The Federal Reserve has had long enough to demonstrate its use to the American economy. The latest economic crisis alone is enough to discredit its claims as the great stabilizer. There is the long history of devastating inflation, the government spending it funds, the wars and welfare that are made possible by its printing presses, and also the conflicts of interest and corruptions it introduces into public life. We can do without the central bank. We don’t need the Fed. Our money and our future would be more assured without it. Continue reading
(C-Span) – April 20, 2010 Continue reading
Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report, talks about growth in lending and increases in property prices in China. Faber also discusses his caution about buying industrial commodities and Australian stocks. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Liza Lin in Singapore. Continue reading
(OpEdNews) – A right-wing neocon organization called the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD)1 — which devotes itself to attacking religiously and socially progressive churches while supporting US imperial policies (going back to the Nicaraguan Contras funded illegally by the Reagan administration2 ) — has recently put out a press release attacking my next book, which is scheduled to be published this coming fall. Saying that I am “back with another outrageous book” in which I allege “new absurdities,” the IRD claims that I am “this time alleging that the Obama administration is attempting to undermine 9/11 Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – How perfectly Orwellian. George W. Bush is now a freedom fighter. The man who fronted draconian assaults on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for the global elite hosted an internet freedom conference the other day for the George W. Bush Institute. Continue reading
As Tiger Woods returns to golf, not all his affairs are salacious headlines. The Tiger Woods Golf Course in Dubai is costing $100million to build. Dubai relies on cheap third world labour, as do certain consumer brands that have helped make Woods a billionaire. Nike workers in Thailand wrote to Woods, expressing their “utmost respect for your skill and perseverance as an athlete” but pointing out that they would need to work 72,000 years “to receive what you will earn from [your Nike] contract”. Continue reading
(Bloomberg) – When Tea Party activists began protesting last July, it wasn’t the health-care overhaul that set them off. The target was a cap-and-trade bill, designed to limit carbon emissions, that had passed the U.S. House of Representatives a few days before. Continue reading
Alex also talks with Jane Graham, the OKC bombing witness who revealed in a video affidavit that men in General Services Administration uniforms were in the Murrah federal building prior to the attack. Continue reading
Alex welcomes back to the show Catherine Austin Fitts, the president of Solari, Inc., publisher of The Solari Report, managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC., and a former commissioner at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the first Bush Administration. Fitts has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School. She serves on the board of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee. Continue reading
(GlobalResearch) – Uprisings against the New World Order: Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and Revolution – Shamus Cooke
Are revolutions happening in Thailand and Kyrgyzstan? Are they instead “uprisings”? Does it matter? The distinction is important insofar as it helps to educate others inspired by these recent events, with hopes to radically change their own political and economic systems. Read More Here
(NewsHoggers) – Chasing News That Isn’t News – The Latest Scare Story About Iran: Missiles Targeting US by 2015
Today, the papers are full of a claim that the new Ballistic Missile Defense Review Report (PDF) from the US Dept. of Defense says Iran could have the missile capability to reach the U.S. by 2015. You’ll find the claim being repeated by the UK’s rightwing Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, by NewsMax, Israel’s press, Pakistan’s “Dawn”, ABC News, Reuters and more. Read More Here
(ForeignPolicy) – More Hype About Iran? – Read More Here
(AFP) – US military option against Iran still on table: Pentagon
US military action against Iran has not been ruled out, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday, after a top official said such an option was off the table in the “near term.” Read More Here
(DangerRoom) – U.S. Soldier on 2007 Apache Attack: What I Saw
Ethan McCord had just returned from dropping his children at school earlier this month, when he turned on the TV news to see grainy black-and-white video footage of a soldier running from a bombed-out van with a child in his arms. It was a scene that had played repeatedly in his mind the last three years, and he knew exactly who the soldier was. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – The Afghan War: “No Blood for Opium”
The Hidden Military Agenda is to Protect the Drug Trade – Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Democracy and depleted uranium
When my sister, 101st Airborne Army Capt. Chaplain Fran E. Stuart, returned from Iraq, she was forever changed.
Not only had the desert sand, gun blasts and heat penetrated her psyche during her one-year deployment, but a carcinogen had made its way into her body as well. Unbeknown to her, the carcinogen was making a home in my sister’s body, along with the Anthrax vaccine, depleted uranium, burn pit smoke and contaminated water dished up at every meal. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Their homes reduced to rubble
ISRAELI FORCES carried out several major home demolition operations on Wednesday, April 14, within three separate areas in the occupied West Bank. The demolitions left dozens of people homeless in Hares (near the northern town of Tulkarem); and the towns of Beit Sahour and al-Khader near Bethlehem. Read More Here
(AntiWar) – US Vows New Sanctions Against Iran in ‘Weeks’
Much as they did several times last week, and several times the week before that, and indeed innumerable times this year, last year, and the year before that, the US today vowed that there would be new sanctions against Iran in a matter of weeks. Read More Here
Video: The Road to Total War
From Napoleon to Nagasaki, The Road to Total War charts how the social, economic and technological developments of the last two hundred years have made warfare so efficient that it can now destroy us all.
Part one of the six-part series War, hosted by Gwynne Dyer, examining the nature, evolution and consequences of modern warfare. Continue reading
(GlobalResearch) – An army sergeant who had received 22 honors including a Combat Action Badge prior to being wounded in Iraq by a mortar shell was told he was faking his medical symptoms and subjected to abusive treatment until he agreed to a “personality disorder”(PD) discharge.
After a doctor with the First Cavalry division wrote he was out for “secondary gain,” Chuck Luther was imprisoned in a six- by eight-foot isolation chamber, ridiculed by the guards, denied regular meals and showers and kept awake by perpetual lights and blasting heavy metal music—abuses similar to the punishments inflicted on terrorist suspects by the CIA. Continue reading