‘Let’s Get Rid of This Goddamn Sim’: How NORAD Radar Screens Displayed False Tracks All Through the 9/11 Attacks

(911Blogger) – Military personnel responsible for defending U.S. airspace had false tracks displayed on their radar screens throughout the entire duration of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the simulation for a training exercise being conducted that day. Technicians at NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) were still receiving the simulated radar information around the time the third attack, on the Pentagon, took place. Those at NORAD’s operations center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, were still receiving it several minutes after United Airlines Flight 93 apparently crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

No one has investigated why false tracks continued being injected onto NORAD radar screens long after the U.S. military was alerted to the real-world crisis taking place that morning. And yet we surely need to know more about these simulated “inputs” and what effect they had on the military’s ability to respond to the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading

Video: Life Under the Toxic Mountain – Plight of Kosovo Roma

After the destruction of their homes and forced expulsion from South Mitrovica in Kosovo in 1999, the Roma people were displaced to temporary UN camps at the foot of mountains of toxic lead waste.

Ten years later, families are still there suffering from chronic lead poisoning. Continue reading

Economy

(BBC) – Japan PM Naoto Kan warns of ‘collapse’ under debt pile

Japan is at “risk of collapse” under its huge debt mountain, the country’s new prime minister has said. Read More Here

(NAlert) – ObamaCare’s 150 New Government Agencies – Read More Here

(DowJones) – 2nd UPDATE: Milan Judge Adjourns Derivatives Trial To June 23

A Milan judge adjourned Wednesday a landmark derivatives trial against four international banks accused of fraudulently selling derivatives on a bond by two weeks to June 23.

Judge Oscar Magi, who recently took over the proceedings, also ruled that several parties including dozens of consumer … Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Uncertainty Restores Glitter to an Old Refuge, Gold

It is the resurgent passion of the doomsday crowd, a bet that everything will go wrong. No matter what has you worried, they say, the answer is gold. Read More Here

(CNNMoney) – Vermont to seniors: Return those $250 checks

The federal government is mailing $250 Medicare rebate checks this week, but Vermont is asking its seniors to send the money back to the state. Read More Here

(June 11) – Video: Bob Chapman’s Friday 6/11/2010 Economic Report on Alex Jones Tv

Bob Chapman of The International Forecaster checks in with his regular Friday economic news update. Alex covers the news and takes your calls. Continue reading

Second Stimulus or Hair of the Dog?

(C4L) – Is the answer to an economic hangover to get more drunk? Continue reading

Water Wars: Your Food Supply Is Threatened

Are you aware that your food supply is threatened? The Central Valley, a 500 mile stretch of land, dominating the central portion of California, providing over 50% of America’s vegetables, fruits and nuts, has had its water source cut back by up to 90% in farming areas. Continue reading

Video: Buffett: We’re Going to Be Crushed Under Mountain of Debt

A highly influential American has finally hit the panic button about the tremendous mountain of debt the country is piling up. Continue reading

The System is designed to exert Total Control over the Lives of Individuals

What impresses me in the current financial crisis is the near-total failure of so-called progressives to appreciate the magnitude of what is going on or the level of intelligence behind it. How many will say, for instance, that the crash was deliberately engineered by the creation, then destruction, of the investment bubbles of the last decade? Continue reading

Toxic Chemical Releases Down Overall, Mercury and PCBs Up

While the report shows an overall improvement in toxic releases, it also shows a one percent increase in releases of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals like lead, dioxin, mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs. Continue reading

MSM: Senate passes Bill for public land grab of 2 million acres in nine states

The Senate on Thursday passed a long-delayed bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness, from a California mountain range to more than 1,000 miles of rivers. Continue reading