MSM: Counter-terrorism stop and searches up by 66%, new figures show

(TimesOnline) – The number of people and vehicles stopped and searched in England and Wales under controversial counter-terrorism laws soared by two thirds in a year, according to figures published today.

In spite of the jump in stop and searches hardly any resulted in a charge or even an arrest. Continue reading

WHO predicts ‘explosion’ of swine flu cases

(CTV) – The World Health Organization on Friday urged governments to prepare for a second wave of swine flu this fall, estimating that as many as 2 billion people could become infected over the next two years. Continue reading

No-warrant terrorism raids proposed

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to toughen its counter-terrorism laws, including a change to allow police to break into a suspect’s home without getting approval from a judge. Continue reading

MSM: Australian town bans bottled water

(Telegraph) – A remote town in south-eastern Australia has become the first place in the world to ban bottled water. Continue reading

April 14-15: FEMA’s Interagency Continuity Influenza Pandemic Tabletop Exercise

Via: Imperial Valley News:

Most people recognize the value of a fire drill. Adults and children alike recognize the usual fire drill steps include evacuating the building and reaching a pre-designated spot.

What most people do not recognize is that a fire drill is really an emergency evacuation plan and emergency evacuation plans are growing to include drills such as an influenza pandemic event. Continue reading

MSM: New fight to stop mass fluoridation

Government drive to add the chemical to water supplies hinges on Hampshire test case

Opponents of the mass fluoridation of water will next week try to stop a government drive to add the chemical to supplies used by millions of people in England and Wales. Continue reading