(June 20) – Alex breaks down the latest new bill in the house that would add new taxes via the FCC to our Tv & Internet. Continue reading
Max Keiser talks to Stacy Herbert about insider trading of 911 aka the bin laden trades made by buzzy krongard – (recorded on June 19th 2010) Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – U.S. govt. poisoned its own citizens during Prohibition
In a dark but little-known chapter of U.S. history, the federal government ordered the poisoning of alcohol supplies to deter and punish those who sought to flout Prohibition-era bans. Read More Here
(BBC) – Tea and coffee ‘protect against heart disease’
Drinking several cups of tea or coffee a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year-long study from the Netherlands has found. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Pain drugs abuse requires urgent action: CDC
Emergency room visits tied to the abuse of prescription painkillers have jumped 111 percent over a five-year period, an alarming increase that threatens the American public health system, U.S. government researchers said on Thursday. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Aerotoxic syndrome – Toxic airline cabin air could be making you sick – Mike Adams
Have you ever flown on an airplane and later become mysteriously ill? Maybe you developed a headache, had trouble breathing or experienced severe brain fog? These symptoms (and many others) just might be the result of breathing toxic fumes that regularly circulate throughout many commercial airline cabins. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – FDA reverses position on BPA in plastics, now admits concern over the chemical
Following its 2008 declaration that the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is a safe additive in food and beverage plastics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received criticism from consumer advocacy groups and others for neglecting scientific evidence that indicated the contrary. The agency reluctantly agreed to review its position and recently reversed its position, declaring that it now has concerns about the safety of BPA. Read More Here
By Robert Palmer
Thank God the Governor of Louisiana refused to be intimidated by the Coast Guard.
Sixteen barges were stationary for 24 hours. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that was working until the Coast Guard shut the operation down because they couldn’t confirm there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board.
A Coast Guard representative told ABC News today that it shares the same goal as the governor.
But the coast guard, the media, BP and Obama don’t seem to be aware of the caliber of disaster affecting the Gulf Coast and the nation since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20.
The BP Oil spill has the makings of a perfect storm because one can visibly see the cracks in the ocean floor when reviewing tapes of the live BP feeds. In the tape dated 6/13/2010 you can see oil spewing up from visible fissions.
The pressure at the base of the wellhead deep under the ocean floor is approx. 100,000 PSI. There is no known device to cap a well with such a high PSI pressure. To further complicate things geologists using a GPS and Depth finder system have discovered a large gas bubble 15-20 miles across and tens of feet high under the ocean floor.
A bubble of this magnitude if able to escape from under the ocean floor through a crack would cause a gas explosion that can only be described as Mt. St. Helen’s under water.
The explosion would take place 50 miles off the Louisiana Coast, instantly releasing a toxic cloud that the winds would carry to the shorelines. This explosion would also create what is called a Cavitations’, sinking any ships, oil structures virtually anything floating atop the water instantly within at least a 10 mile radius, and thus could create a Tsunami which would travel towards the coast of Florida at a speed of 400-600 miles per hour. This has the potential of putting the state of Florida under water. Gulf Coast Disaster, Is it The Perfect Storm?
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(SOTT) – Any theory that does not match experiment is wrong. It doesn’t matter what the computer models predict, how much funding is behind it, what the experts say, or what everyone “thinks”. Nothing can fool the laws of physics. Continue reading
(KansasCity) – Five years ago, Sprint erected an 85-foot cell phone tower in the middle of California’s Vista Del Monte Elementary school. At the time, Sprint studied the tower’s structural safety and an initial power reading, but since then teachers and students have become increasingly concerned about the tower’s electromagnetic effect on health.
The Vista Del Monte tower is 20 feet from classroom buildings and next to the playground and lunch tables. Teachers and staff at the school, in the Victoria Park neighborhood, have expressed concerns about the number of cancer cases that have appeared at the school since the tower was installed. Janet Acker, a retired Vista Del Monte teacher, used to work in one of the classrooms closest to the tower. She has recorded nine current and former staff members who have been diagnosed with cancer. Acker has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and has spoken to the board of education about the matter in the past. Continue reading
(GoldScents) – GOLD BUBBLE? WHAT BUBBLE? – Read More Here
(IsraelFinancialExpert) – Special Report- The Secret Engine Behind China’s Housing Bubble- The Ponzi Shark Loan Finance
It is clear that artificially low interest rates and massive money printing by the government is fueling this bubble. But few know about the engine behind the monuments bubble- A giant shark loan ponzi scheme. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – That ’30s Feeling – Paul Krugman
Suddenly, creating jobs is out, inflicting pain is in. Condemning deficits and refusing to help a still-struggling economy has become the new fashion everywhere, including the United States, where 52 senators voted against extending aid to the unemployed despite the highest rate of long-term joblessness since the 1930s. Read More Here
(STLToday) – Fannie and Freddie tab is $146B and rising – Read More Here
(USAToday) – Bank failure is 83rd in ’10; pace more than double last year’s – Read More Here
(Boston) – May foreclosures in state double – Read More Here
(StarAdvertiser) – 4,171 on Oahu have no homes – Read More Here
(NEB) – Slide in shipping shows global recovery running out of steam – Read More Here
(VoiceOfSanDiego) – Foreclosures Still Piling Up – Read More Here
(ZanesvilleTimes) – Act would be disastrous in light of our country’s economic situation – Read More Here
REPOST – (RussiaToday) – Video: The Economic Crisis – “Major Currencies Can Simply Collapse”
Michel Chossudovsky says that the financial crisis is not over as President Barack Obama has hinted. Read More Here
REPOST – (WSWS) – Nearly One Million US Workers Cut Off Unemployment Benefits
With 12 Democrats joining a unanimous Republican bloc, the US Senate voted Wednesday to defeat a proposed extension of unemployment benefits for workers who have been jobless for nearly two years. The bill would have extended unemployment benefits for those out of work more than six months, until November 30. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – What do BP and the Banks Have In Common? The Era of Corporate Anarchy
On the occasion of the BP oil spill disaster, President Obama’s delivered an Oval Office speech last night—a masterpiece of milquetoast faux-outrage. The speech was all about “clean energy” and “ending our dependence on fossil fuels”. Faced with the BP oil spill—likely the most severe environmental disaster ever—this was President Obama’s response: Polite outrage, and vague plans to “get tough”, “set aside just compensation” and “do something”.
President Obama missed what the BP oil spill disaster is really about. Though unquestionably an environmental disaster, the BP oil spill is much much more. Read More Here
Amylin Pharmaceuticals – 60
Horizon Air – 120
AT&T Wisconsin – 125
Nexteer Michigan – Layoffs Likely
Huntsville Constellation Contractors – Hundreds of Layoffs Next Week
3 Catholic Schools in NJ – 38
Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department – Layoffs / Furloughs
Northrop Grumman Corp Amherst Systems Division – 74
Wayne County Detroit – 700 Temporary layoffs this summer
Missouri – 250
Update: Wayne-Westland school – 32
Jones Day Law Firm – 32
Merck ( France ) – About 800
Prudential Retirement – 60 : 30 in Hartford and 30 in Scranton PA
Morris Township NJ – up to 20
Richland County Ohio – 7
AOL – More Layoffs Possible?
American Municipal Power Inc – Job Cuts to start soon at Marietta Plant
Adams 12 Five Star Schools Colorado – 188
Fresno Unified School District – Job Cuts or Furloughs
City of Marengo IL – Considering 3 Layoffs
Dot Hill Systems – 10% of Global Workforce
Abbott Laboratories – 101
EastLink ( International ) – 33
McClelland & Stewart – Several Layoffs this week
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network PA – 48
City West Palm – 6
Detroit’s EMS – Warns of 36+ Layoffs Possible
US Cellular Tulsa Center – 160
Source: The Coming Depression
(KurtNimmo) – Def. Sec. Gates Exaggerates Iranian Missile Capacity as Attack Looms
Bush era Secretary of Defense retread Robert Gates said on Friday Iran has the capacity to “shower” Europe with nuclear missiles. “One of the elements of the intelligence that contributed to the decision on the phased adaptive array (approach) was the realization that if Iran were actually to launch a missile attack on Europe, it wouldn’t be just one or two missiles, or a handful,” Gates told a Senate committee hearing. “It would more likely be a salvo kind of attack, where you would be dealing potentially with scores or even hundreds of missiles.”
Gates said the supposed Iranian threat can be averted by “upgraded missile interceptors” that “would give us the ability to protect our troops, our bases, our facilities and our allies in Europe.” Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Sorry, Trillions in Unmined Mineral Wealth Is Not a Reason to Keep Occupying Afghanistan
Our leaders are now boldly selling wars as commendable instruments of such profit-focused imperialism. Read More Here
(WarIsACrime) – Unrest in Pakistan: Moving Beyond “the U.S. National Interest”
“The military is the muscle that protects the ruling elite from the wrath of the people,” says Pakistani political analyst Dr. Mubashir Hassan. “Right now, people are out on the street; blocking roads, attacking railway stations, etc. If you read the papers, it seems as though a general uprising has started all over Pakistan.” Read More Here
(VeteransToday) – GORDON DUFF: Israel Planned Iran Attack From Caucasus Base
A week ago, Israel leaked to the press that they had permission from Saudi Arabia to use their air space to attack Iran. The Saudi’s quickly denied this. The effort on Israel’s part was a ruse to cover their real plans, to attack from the Republic of Georgia, close to Iran’s northern border. However, the breakdown in relations with Turkey after miscalculating the response to their Flotilla raid on a Turkish ship in international waters may have ended this operation. Read More Here
(Salon) – The Strange and Consequential Case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks – Glenn Greenwald – Read More Here
(KabulPress) – American Military Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan Now Exceed 500,000 (Part 1 of 2) – Read More Here
(IsraelNationalNews) – US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket
A few recent news items help expose the true drivers of current wars around the world.
#1) Wherever there is a war, look for CIA/IMF/private military war profiteers covertly funding and supporting BOTH sides in order to keep the wars raging and the profits rolling in. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell explained: “Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn.” Read More Here
(IMEMC) – Israel Closes Gaza Trade Crossings
Despite Israel’s Thursday decision to “ease restrictions on Gaza”, the Israeli Authorities closed all trade crossings leading to the coastal region. The closure, unless extended, will last until Sunday. Read More Here
(DailyKos) – Three Gates Blocked to Israeli Ship NOW @ Oakland Docks; Live Webcam Updates
Just left the Oakland Docks where 300 people are blocking the entrances to two gates into the berth where the Israeli Zim cargo ship is to be unloaded. The action started this morning at 5:30am PST. The longshore workers are scheduled to start their shift at 7:00 and 8:00 am this morning. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – ISRAELI FORCES ATTACK PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS
Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Stop the bullets! A call to end the use of live ammunition against unarmed civilians in the Gaza ‘buffer zone’
The catastrophic Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which left 9 dead, has rightly horrified the international community. However, lethal force by the Israeli military is nothing new to Palestinians. In the Gaza ‘buffer zone’, live ammunition is routinely used against unarmed demonstrators and farmers. Read More Here.
(Sabbah) – Flotilla Check: Facts and Israeli Lies – Read More Here
Video: Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters – Video Link Here
(DesertPeace) – VOLUNTARY ETHNIC CLEANSING?
An Israeli that goes abroad and stays there for a period of two to six years can return to Israel with the full ‘rights’ of a new immigrant. This includes the tax free purchases of home essentials, an automobile, and a good rate on a mortgage.
A Palestinian from Jerusalem that goes abroad for purposes of education or work CANNOT RETURN TO HIS HOME… Read More Here
(InTheseTimes) – The legacy of slavery in America is inextricably bound with the history of the nation. And the State Department has finally acknowledged that, even today, people continue to be bought and sold as property.
The 2010 Trafficking in Persons report, a global review of human trafficking and civic and legal responses to it, for the first time ranks the United States among the nations that harbor modern-day slavery. Read More Here
(RawStory) – The Pentagon’s spy unit has quietly begun to rebuild a database for tracking potential terrorist threats that was shut down after it emerged that it had been collecting information on American anti-war activists.
The Defense Intelligence Agency filed notice this week that it plans to create a new section called Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operation Records, whose purpose will be to “document intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and counternarcotic operations relating to the protection of national security.” Continue reading
(SMH) – FIGHTING home-grown terrorism by monitoring internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the US government must make to beef up national security, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.
As terrorists increasingly recruit US citizens, the government needs to balance civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, she said. But finding that balance has become more complex as people have used the internet to reach out to extremists abroad for inspiration and training. Those contacts have spurred a recent rash of US-based terrorism incidents.
Ms Napolitano said it was wrong to believe liberty was sacrificed if security was embraced, and pointed to restrictions on full-body scanners at airports to protect privacy. – Source: SMH
(KurtNimmo) – In order to control the internet and do so without much notice, the FCC has rolled a censorship plan into its Net Neutrality scheme. Under the fallacious rubric of “consumer protection,” the FCC is calling for the regulation of television and internet broadband.
Kelly William Cobb, writing for Americans for Tax Reform, says “the FCC would begin regulating Internet access for the first time under a completely new regulatory scheme (even though they lack the authority to create it). Meanwhile, the FCC would push regulations – cloaked in the heart-warming language of competition and innovation – mandating that your cable box (known as a set-top box) become a ‘broadband gateway device’ controlling access to your Internet, TV, and phone. The FCC has already started looking at set-top box regulations in their National Broadband Plan.” Continue reading
(WebsterTarpley) – To provide a new and spurious economic looting argument for making the US occupation of Afghanistan virtually endless, and to advance the candidacy of General David Petraeus as the principal neocon warmonger candidate for president on the Republican ticket in 2012 – these are the purposes of the story planted in the June 13, 2010 New York Times under the byline of James Risen, who is acting as stenographer for the neocons in the great tradition of his predecessor Judith Miller. In retrospect, this article may well be seen as the opening gun of an overt push to place General Petraeus in the White House in 2012 as the new Field Marshal von Hindenburg. Continue reading
(KurtNimmo) – The underwear and propane and firecracker would-be bombers and a string of dim-witted patsies set-up by the FBI were cited by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as an excuse to increase government surveillance of the internet. “Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security,” the Associated Press reported on Friday. Continue reading
(AmnestyUSA) – Chevron (CVX) in the Amazon – Oil Rights or Human Rights? Texaco’s legacy, Chevron’s responsibility
“Our health has been damaged seriously by the contamination caused by Texaco. Many people in our community now have red stains on their skin and others have been vomiting and fainting. Some little children have died because their parents did not know they should not drink the river water.” Read More Here
(NYDaily) – Future looks bleak for Gulf: Alaska STILL hasn’t recovered from Exxon Valdez disaster 21 years later
“There it is. That’s oil coming out. I can smell the hydrocarbons,” he said as gumball-sized tar balls bubbled up. “It’s just poison soup is what that really amounts to.”
Kopchak, a fisherman for 36 years, wasn’t standing on a contaminated beach in Louisiana or Florida. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Gulf Reporter Scott Walker Reports Oil Disaster Cleanup Workers Intimidated – Video Link Here
(BeforeItsNews) – Oil blowout fumes sickening people in Atlanta–geologists says: “Where are the logs?” – Read More Here
(RawStory) – Republican candidate: Obama, BP ‘colluded’ to make oil spill happen
Bill Randall, a North Carolina Republican candidate for Congress, is calling for a “thorough investigation” into whether President Barack Obama’s administration colluded with BP to allow the Gulf oil spill.
“There were procedures that were violated by BP that the federal government signed off on, safeguards that decades of engineering wherewithal and knowledge told them that this way the way to do it,” Randall told reporters earlier this week. “They intentionally bypassed that and the safety was compromised.” Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – States Need To Launch Criminal Investigation Into BP, Federal Government’s Role In Oil Spill
There can now be no doubt whatsoever that the BP oil spill was purposefully contrived, either through deliberate negligence or outright sabotage, and is now being used to further the Obama administration’s political agenda. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Gulf oil spill: A Hole in the World – Naomi Klein
The Deepwater Horizon disaster is not just an industrial accident – it is a violent wound inflicted on the Earth itself. In this special report from the Gulf coast, a leading author and activist shows how it lays bare the hubris at the heart of capitalism. Read More Here
(AP) – Video: Gulf Fisherman: “It’s Heartbreaking”
Dwayne Price, a charter boat fisherman, gave the AP’s Bonny Ghosh a tour of oil-soaked Barataria Bay in Louisiana. Price decried the impact of the oil spill on the areas wildlife and pleaded for more help cleaning it up. – June 19, 2010 Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – What’s clear about the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is that the independent journalists are doing a better job of asking the really tough questions than the mainstream media. Sure, CNN, Fox and others are bringing some attention to the matter, and they’ve done some solid reporting on it, but they haven’t yet found a way to ask the deeper questions like why the U.S. government seems to be colluding with BP to cover up the truth about the spill. Continue reading