Sunday, 28 March 2010
Biometric Scans for Traffic Stops
In every Hollywood produced dystopian film one fantasy is certain to appear with deafening familiarly; absolute control. These visions of our future, and indeed humanity’s past, accentuate the authoritarian or totalitarian government enacting some random form of repressive social control. However, if you are seeking out the next big blockbuster dystopia, look no further than the American reality today. As shown by this newscast from FOX6Now, Milwaukee – WITI, we are obediently barreling toward such degeneration of civil freedom.
Court: Seattle police OK to stun pregnant woman
SEATTLE — Three Seattle police officers were justified when they used a stun gun on a pregnant mother who refused to sign a traffic ticket, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a case that prompted an incredulous dissent.
Young children destined for medical experimental programs were in some cases imported as foreign nationals and issued Canadian certificates of birth.
Traveling in the company of Canadian Military personnel they were to be identified as the dependents of their handlers.
For the purpose of long term studies and the security of the secret programs it was imperative that the research subjects not know their true place of birth, the identity of their biological parents or the existence of any surviving family members.
NATO Tries to Silence a Truth-Teller in Afghanistan
Global Warming : Shut down the IPCC
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced yet another “flaw” in their reports. It’s time – once and for all – to be very clear about the obvious. There are serious conclusions to be drawn from the fact that the “flaws” in the UN reports produced bias in only one direction.
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Eating Processed Food Leads to Depression
People who eat more processed foods are significantly more likely to suffer from depression, while those who eat more fruits and vegetables are significantly less likely to be depressed, according to a study conducted by researchers from University College London and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry
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World oil reserves at tipping point
The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment has today (23rd March 2010) published a paper stating that capacity to meet projected future oil demand is at a tipping point and that we need to accelerate the development of alternative energy fuel resources in order to ensure energy security and reduce emissions.
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New RFID Tag Could Mean the End of Bar Codes
Lines at the grocery store might become as obsolete as milkmen, if a new tag that seeks to replace bar codes becomes commonplace.
Researchers from Sunchon National University in Suncheon, South Korea, and Rice University in Houston have built a radio frequency identification tag that can be printed directly onto cereal boxes and potato chip bags. The tag uses ink laced with carbon nanotubes to print electronics on paper or plastic that could instantly transmit information about a cart full of groceries.
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Ed Balls-up pretty vacant on New Labour policies (28Mar10)
Ed Balls-up cannot answer a straight question with a straight answer. He is asked about New Labour policy, but instead flies off on a tangent and talks about alleged Conservative policy, we want to know about New Labour and what they will do, not the fairy tales that New Labour come up with on opposition parties.
From Liar Politicians
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National Geographic Warns Global Warming Leads to Increased Violence... Possibly Even 'Genocide'
On March 24, Ker Than argued in National Geographic that "Global warming could make the world a more violent place, because higher temperatures increase human aggression and create volatile situations."Reporting on the findings of a new study released last week, Than repeated the study authors' estimate of increase in violence as temperatures climb: "[I]f the average temperature in the U.S. increases by 8 degrees Fahrenheit, the country's murder and assault rate will jump by about a hundred thousand cases a year."
(If you believe that you'll believe anything!)
Global warming: There is an end game
Although nobody is advertising it, there is an end to even the most pessimistic vision of global warming, no matter what we do here and now. The IPCC (and Nicholas Stern) have carefully conealed it behind an unrealistic population projection, but the fact of the matter is that they predict stabilization of emissions around 2100, even using a fantastically exaggerated population prediction of 15 billion souls on the planet.
BROWN'S GIFT OF DOOM AND BUST
EVEN Dickens’s comically hard-up Mr Micawber would have made a better Chancellor than Gordon Brown or Alistair Darling. At least he understood basic finance: “Annual income £20, annual expenditure £20 ought and six; result misery.” If only our deficit was so small.
Horrifyingly, in the next six years, Darling plans to borrow an extra £734billion, increasing the national debt to £1.4trillion, four times the amount inherited from the Tories in 1997. That is equivalent to saddling every household in Britain with an extra £56,000 mortgage. But that’s not all.
How to avoid GMO foods
GMO foods aren’t going away any time soon. Foods processed with GMO grains (largely, corn and soy) land on grocers’ shelves. Presently, about 80% of the foods you find there contain genetically-modified organisms.
How do you know which ones to pass up? You won’t know by reading labels. U.S. food manufacturers, at this moment, are not legally required to label their products. Some do it voluntarily.
If eating genetically-modified foods sounds like a dangerous health trip you don’t want to take, there’s really only one option: Stop buying the stuff---buy organic!
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As Obama Talks Of Arms Control, Russians View U.S. As Global Aggressor
U.S. and NATO military expansion along Russia's western and southern flanks diminishes the need for Cold War era nuclear arsenals and long-range delivery systems appreciably. Washington can well afford to reduce the number of its nuclear weapons and still maintain decisive worldwide strategic superiority, especially with the deployment of an international interceptor missile system and the unilateral militarization of space. And the use of super stealth strategic bombers and the Pentagon's Prompt Global Strike project for conventional warhead-equipped strike systems with the velocity and range of intercontinental ballistic missiles to destroy other nations' nuclear forces with non-nuclear weapons.
Media Disinformation regarding America’s Afghan War
Examining a microcosm can shed light on the larger reality. I have chosen to analyze a small mountain hamlet, Chagoti Ghar (Chergotah), located some forty kilometers east of Khost city in eastern Afghanistan in a time frame separated by eight and a third years – November 23rd 2001 and March 24th 2010. Both times, two Afghan civilians perished as a result of foreign occupation fire. In both instances, the U.S corporate media was silent. Both times, to pierce the veil of silence spun by the American military industrial media information complex (MIMIC) a person had to turn to independent, regional media; in November 2001 to the Peshawar-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency and in March 2010, to the Kabul-based Pajhwok Afghan News. Those killed in 2001 perished during morning prayers and those obliterated in 2010 succumbed after sundown. A women and girl were martyred in November 2001 and a teenaged couple was killed in March 2010. A Bush air strike killed two in 2001 and an Obama ground attack did the same in 2010.
NHS pays thousands for weekend police watch over 'war zone' A&E departments
The NHS is paying thousands of pounds for police officers to patrol accident and emergency departments on Friday and Saturday nights, described by staff as 'war zones'.
In a bid to protect nurses, doctors and other workers and deter violence, officers man A&E across the UK, the hospitals trust has disclosed.
A spokeswoman for Unison, which represents 450,000 health workers in the UK, said: 'We have spoken to staff working in A&E departments and some of them say it's like a war zone on Friday and Saturday night.
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CIA paper reveals plans to manipulate European opinion on Afghanistan
'Out-of-the-box' CIA think tank proposes concerns over women's rights, fear of terrorism as ways to boost support for Afghan war.
Even in World War II, the United States did not attempt to assassinate U.S. citizens who went over to the enemy, but that has now changed with President Obama’s overseas contingency operations. On Feb. 3, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that the United States government has developed procedures for killing American citizens abroad who are “involved” with groups threatening to carry out terrorist acts directed against other Americans. Three U.S. citizens have already been approved by the White House for summary execution as soon as actionable intelligence is developed to enable a pilotless drone’s hellfire missiles to do the killing.
Anti-Hate Group Finds Yet Another Group It Hates
Next Power Grab: Cap-and-Trade
E&E Daily reports this morning that Obama administration officials have met with Kerry-Graham-Lieberman to prepare an April push for the-tax-formerly-known-as-cap-and-trade.
The Story of Cap & Trade
SNOOPERS CHECK WE DON'T SPLIT ATOMS...
THEY can show up without notice or warrants and with 1,208 reasons to enter your home, workplace or land without your permission.
This is Gordon Brown’s new model army of snoopers, which is gaining new home invasion powers at the rate of two a week.
EU shapes up for battle with Tories over new treaty
The EU is bracing itself for a national sovereignty battle with the Conservatives over plans to create a European "economic government".
Record numbers hit by Norovirus
Record numbers of people are falling ill with the winter vomiting bug, official figures show.
The frightening face of American fascism
The violent reaction both before and after the historic vote on health care in the US Congress is truly unnerving. There has always been a virulent right-wing in the US but until now it has always been marginal – in part because the Republican Party, however conservative it was, actively marginalized violent elements which purported to be part of the political mainstream.
Israel could use tactical nukes on Iran: thinktank
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Deeply concerned as it is by the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran, Israel has never even hinted at using atomic weapons to forestall the perceived threat.
But now a respected Washington think tank has said that low-radioactive yield "tactical" nuclear warheads would be one way for the Israelis to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment plants in remote, dug-in fortifications.
"Time to end this! Enough is enough!" With those words, Officer Troy Meade of the Everett, Washington Police Department fired seven rounds into the body of Niles Meservey, killing him instantly. At the time, Meservey was stupefied by alcohol and sitting behind the wheel of his Corvette. The car was completely boxed in by other vehicles and a chain-link fence. According to several eyewitnesses -- including another police officer -- the 51-year-old man wasn't going anywhere, and posed no threat to anyone. Meade shot the drunken man not because of any threat to himself or others; he did it because he was angry and frustrated over Meservey's non-compliance.
World Mourns As Communist Darkness Falls Upon America
In what is being described as one of the most astounding power grabs in modern history by newspaper headlines around the World, President Obama has succeeded in his audacious plan to remake America into a full fledged godless communist empire barely one year into his term with the enactment into law by the US Congress of his mammoth health care plan innocuously named H.R. 3200-Americas Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 and described by one Kremlin legal expert as having “nothing at all to do with health, but everything to do with control.”
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Anti-slavery laws introduced
New laws which make it easier to prosecute those who exploit some of the most vulnerable people in society are about to come in to effect.
The new offence of holding another person in slavery or servitude, or requiring another person to perform forced or compulsory labour, is set out in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. Those found guilty face a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.
Source: Underdogs Bite Upwards
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Computer glitch prompts 50 raids on elderly couple's home
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized to an elderly Brooklyn couple on Friday for about 50 door-pounding visits police made to their home resulting from a glitch in one of the department's computers.
Police used the address of Rose and and Walter Martin's modest home as part of "random material" to test the automated computer system that tracks crime complaints and records internal police information, a department official told the Associated Press.
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Cloud seeding brings rainfall to drought-hit SW China province
Artificial rainfall moistened part of Yunnan Province Saturday amid a severe drought spreading in southwest China, the local meteorological authority said.
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China has 'sufficient labor pool for next 40 years'
BEIJING: Although facing an aging population, China will be able to maintain its development thanks to a sufficient labor supply for at least the next 40 years, a counselor to China's Cabinet on population issues has assured.
Relaxing the one-child rule in cities is not necessary to maintain the country's economic growth, he said.
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Britain faces losing power over its own Budget under new plans for an 'economic Government of the EU'
Britain could be forced to have its Budget signed off by European leaders under plans to impose an 'economic government of the EU', it emerged yesterday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for 'oversight' of national economies to be included in controversial arrangements that were agreed by EU leaders yesterday.
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American clean energy stimulus money goes overseas
Senate Democrats are furious that the vast majority of grants from the clean-energy program from last year’s stimulus have been awarded to foreign companies.
Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Jon Tester of Montana announced Wednesday a new initiative to require the "Buy America" provision of the stimulus to all programs, not just the government ones. A study done by the Investigative Reporting Workshop found that 79 percent of the $2 billion in clean-energy grants allocated since Sept. 1, 2009, has gone to foreign wind companies.
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How the NHS covers up fatal blunders
CLARE BOWEN will never know exactly how her five-year-old daughter Bethany died in an NHS hospital operating theatre.
All she has gleaned is that her child bled to death after a trainee surgeon used an experimental rotary cutter, inserted with a keyhole technique, during a routine procedure to remove her spleen. Several cuts were found in her main artery, stomach and digestive system, but records that should have explained what went wrong have mysteriously disappeared.
Barack Obama just won’t stop until the US turns into Europe
The fiscal train wreck is happening sooner than we thought, a leading bond-market trader says. The passage of the healthcare bill has focused investor attention on the runaway deficit. The deficit, which was about 3% of GDP in President George Bush’s final year, is now exceeding 10%. (All numbers rounded and all data taken from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.) Government debt has gone from 40% of GDP when Bush left the White House to 63% and will hit 90% by 2020. That’s the level at which new studies show that debt begins to reduce growth and jobs.
Unfortunately, the situation is even worse than reported figures suggest. For one thing, the accounting tricks used to get the healthcare bill through Congress made it seem a deficit-reducer. It isn’t.
My fee? £2,500 a day...plus expenses
Two more former ministers have been caught telling our undercover reporter they would trade their contacts for cash, casting new light on the secretive world of political lobbying
('Tis a pity Oliver Cromwell is dead. Here's what he had to say to the Parliament of his day just before he shut it down:
"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
In the name of God, go!")
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British forces to withdraw from Helmand under new US plan for Afghanistan
The proposal, which would have to be approved by a new British government, is facing stiff resistance. Whitehall officials fear that a pull-out from Helmand, where nearly 250 British troops have been killed since 2006, would be portrayed as an admission of defeat.
Under the plans, British forces would hand over their remaining bases in Helmand to the US Marines as early as this year.
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Senior bishops call for end to persecution of Christians in Britain
Six prominent bishops and Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, describe the "discrimination" against churchgoers as "unacceptable in a civilised society".
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UK.gov wasted £153m on reorganisation IT
The National Audit Office says that nearly 20 per cent of the £780m spent on central government reorganisations over the last four years has gone on IT.
Nearly half of departments reported that IT purchasing had a high or moderate cost impact on their reorganisation process and 45 per cent said the same about website development, according to NAO's report Reorganising central government.
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Web Paedos 'avoid treatment'
Online paedophiles are being handed short jail terms or even community service and not being rehabilitated, a shocking report has revealed.
The study raised serious concerns about the sentences given to offenders caught with child sex abuse images.
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MPs call time on the 'special relationship' with US
More than 60 years after Winston Churchill first coined the expression to describe Britain's alliance with the United States, MPs today finally called time on the "special relationship".
The cross-party Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said that the well-worn phrase no longer accurately characterised the modern relationship between the two countries and should be dropped.
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We Are in the Middle of Transformational Change: It's Time the Debate Matches up with the Huge Challenges Ahead of Us
Our methods of solving problems for the past 200-300 years are not adequate for the issues we face. The current reality requires much more. We must begin anew
‘We’ll Leave the Lights on For Ya!’ - “Earth Hour?” Forget it!
.Supposedly, “millions of people” around the world are shutting off their lights at 8:30 pm tonight as part of an “Earth Hour” to draw attention to so-called “Global Warming.”
Apparently, there are lots of people in the world that, due to their liberal and/or state run media, still haven’t gotten the message that much of the “green house gas” garbage was made up.
Environmentalism has been hijacked by the warmists
John Michael Wallace, professor and former chairman of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, writes of the growing and serious environmental crisis in India.
Terrorists 'could use exploding breast implants to blow up jet'
Breast-implants packed with explosives could be used by terrorists to blow up an airliner, experts have reportedly warned.
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If the US declares economic war on China, we should all tremble
China and Germany exploit the global system without accepting reciprocal responsibilities to manage it. It cannot go on
Special relationship between UK and US is over, MPs say
Darling's box of tricks could have been worse, but we're still in trouble
Defence industry 'could shrink by 70pc'
Britain's £35bn defence industry could shrink by up to 70pc if the next Government continues to cut research and equipment spending and fails to back defence exports.
Financial Fraud on Wall Street
The re-nomination of Ben Bernanke, as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, has to be one of the ultimate political insults, particularly coming from Republicans, as did his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, both have taken America and the world down the sewer. Ben Bernanke saved Wall Street, the banks, insurance companies and a myriad of other financial firms.
Citizens United Against Citizens United
The trillion-dollar question is: who will now lead the climate battle?
Political and business leaders gather this week in an attempt to revive the world's faltering challenge to global warming. But they face a battle to lift the cloud of scepticism that has descended over climate science and chart a new way forward
Labour MPs ‘will quit to claim £65k golden handshake’
Labour's secret plans to axe tens of thousands of NHS jobs
S. 3081... The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act
If enacted, it will advance what this writer addressed in a December 2007 article titled, “Police State America – A Look Back and Ahead,” covering numerous Bush administration laws, Executive Orders (EOs), National and Homeland Security Presidential Directives, edicts, and various illegal acts targeting designated domestic and foreign adversaries, dissent, civil liberties, human rights, and other democratic freedoms.
Who dares slay the public sector monster?
Business has greeted Alistair Darling’s budget with a mixture of despair and disbelief as his refusal to reduce public spending and cut the national debt will hamper efforts to deliver growth
America and China, the Next Major War
In the current phase of relative peace and stability we now enjoy, many are questioning when the next major war may occur and speculation is rampant as to major participants involved. Our concern here is strictly of a financial nature, however, and a discussion of the geopolitical and military variables involved in the escalation of war is beyond the scope of this commentary. But what we can divine from financial history is that “hot” wars in a military sense often emerge from trade wars. As we shall see, the elements for what could prove to be a trade war of epic proportions are already in place and the key figures are easily identifiable.
A question every voter should ask candidates in the coming UK general election
Stuart Littlewood says that the forthcoming UK general election will be an opportunity for the British public to call to account those politicians – Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat – who are “cabbing”, or “stooging”, for a foreign power, Israel.
UN climate change chief Rajendra Pachauri says sorry — and switches to neutral
The outspoken chairman of the UN’s climate change body is to adopt a neutral advisory role and has agreed to stop making statements demanding new taxes and other radical policies on cutting emissions.
Are We Selfish Individuals or an Empathic Society? The Answer Could Determine Whether We Have a Future
The industrial age built on and propelled by fossil fuels is coming to an end. What replaces it is at the center of our fight for survival.
Russians prepare £1bn grab for UK fuel supplies
GAZPROM, Russia’s state-owned gas giant, is preparing an audacious bid to become one of the biggest fuel suppliers in Britain.
Mainstream Media Ignores Climategate
Ah, Spring! The days grow longer and warmer. Trees begin to sprout leaves again. Early flowers like crocuses begin to appear. Birds return to serenade each other and build nests. It is a time of renewal, an annual reminder of the Earth’s capacity to shake off the hibernation of winter and regenerate itself.
What I have also noticed since the revelations in November 2009 that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change data had been deliberately falsified to justify claims of “global warming” is the return in the media of the usual idiotic claims that “global warming” is causing this and that.
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Two more ministerial ‘cabs for hire’
Voters: Most corrupt parliament ever
TWO more former Labour ministers have been secretly recorded offering to exploit their government contacts and experience to help commercial clients for fees of up to £2,500 a day.
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Lights out for Earth Hour
121 countries joined in worldwide effort
(If this lot get their way they would turn everything off- Permanently.)
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