Saturday, February 3, 2007

Feb 3 2007 Daily News

CBO: Iraq surge could actually total 50,000
"A new congressional report says the increase of 21,500 combat troops for Iraq proposed by the Bush administration could result in up to 50,000 troops actually being deployed to the region.

The report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office bases that projection on the fact that the Bush plan is unclear about whether the 21,500 troops needed to quell violence are all combat troops or if that number already includes support forces."

Texas Requires Cancer Vaccine for Girls
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Exxon linked to climate change pay out

"NEW YORK ( -- A think tank partly funded by Exxon Mobil sent letters to scientists offering them up to $10,000 to critique findings in a major global warming study released Friday which found that global warming was real and likely caused by burning fossil fuels."

Skip a parent-teacher meeting, get a fine
"Apparently attempting to out-do California’s recent attempt to tell parents how to raise their children, the Texas State Legislature has introduced a bill that will fine parents $500 if they miss or choose not to attend a meeting with their child’s teacher."

Hand sanitizer found to pose abuse risk

Car bomb in central Baghdad market kills 8

NATO vows to kick Taliban out of truce village

Death toll from Philippine gas lorry blast hits 50

Floods engulf Indonesian capital, at least 5 killed

S.Arabia arrests 10 in crackdown on terror funding

Tests show bird flu outbreak is H5N1

Bird flu virus is Asian strain

Indonesia flags nuclear plans,20867,21168369-1702,00.html

The Deadly Nature of "Non-Lethal" Weapons

Friday, February 2, 2007

Friday Feb 02 Daily News

Hi everybody! I've been doing news for about a year and a half, sending newsletters to my friends on a daily basis. Well, I've decided to create a blog at last with all of this links and make it accessible to the public. This is a stock template, but I do plan on editing it and adding a few things as time goes. For now, here's the news:

Chinese army 'harvesting body parts',23599,21152231-1702,00.html

Blair: PM in paralysis

Savings rate at level similar to Depression

Orange snow falls in Siberia

Breaking: Double the Troops in "Surge" (Updated)

U.S. intelligence calls Iraq violence "civil war"

Note: Hillary 2008. She has the backing of the Israeli's and the CFR.
Clinton wants talks with Iran
"The New York Democratic senator, who aims in 2008 to become the first woman U.S. president, said in a speech to a pro-Israel lobbying group that valuable knowledge and leverage could be gained from engaging with those countries and organizations."

The hidden cost of free congressional trips to Israel

U.S. Cautions Europeans to Avoid Oil, Gas Deals With Iran

Woman Becomes Quadruple Amputee After Giving Birth
"ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Sanford mother says she will never be able to hold her newborn because an Orlando hospital performed a life-altering surgery and, she claims, the hospital refuses to explain why they left her as a multiple amputee.The woman filed a complaint against Orlando Regional Healthcare Systems, she said, because they won't tell her exactly what happened. The hospital maintains the woman wants to know information that would violate other patients' rights."

Bush Is Not Above the Law

Iran Allows UN Cameras
TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior Iranian official said on Friday Tehran had allowed the installation of surveillance cameras at a complex where it is set to begin expanding enrichment of nuclear fuel.

From the Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Iraq¤tPage=all

"Another serious development is the growing role of the U.S. Strategic Command (StratCom), which oversees nuclear weapons, missile defense, and protection against weapons of mass destruction. Bush has directed StratCom to draw up plans for a massive strike against Iran, at a time when CentCom has had its hands full overseeing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Shifting to StratCom indicates that they are talking about a really punishing air-force and naval air attack [on Iran],” says Lang."

Floods swamp Indonesian capital

Thursday Feb 01 2007 Daily News

Al-Maliki: Iraq won't be battleground for U.S., Iran

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's prime minister said Wednesday he's sure Iran is behind some attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and he won't allow his country to be a battleground for the two nations.

"We have told the Iranians and the Americans, 'We know that you have a problem with each other, but we are asking you, please solve your problems outside Iraq,' " Nuri al-Maliki told CNN."

An Iron Curtain is Descending: And Most Americans Don't Know

I spy - a pupil in the toilets rkinganddagenham/recorder/news/story.aspx?brand=RECOnline&category=newsBarkDag&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsBarkDag&itemid=WeED27%20Dec%202006%2016%3A55%3A39%3A070

"CHILDREN as young as four are being filmed in school toilets across Barking and Dagenham."

Blood center to collect DNA of donors

Note: I saw the apology last night on "Adult Swim"
TV Network Takes Responsibility For 'Hoax Devices'

Photo I.D. for Glastonbury tickets

Methane now bubbling from Beaufort Sea
"streams of methane-rich gas bubbles coming from the crests of pingo-like-features (PLFs) – due to warm water influx."

Merc Army
"Many of these contractors make up to $1,000 a day, far more than active-duty soldiers. What's more, these forces are politically expedient, as contractor deaths go uncounted in the official toll."

Anti-Semitic attacks at record level

Iraq civilian deaths hit new high in January

Sixty European tourists fall ill at Tobago hotel

Somali Islamist leader out of Kenyan custody

Stonehenge workers' village found

Two bombs kill 20, wound 35,20867,21157858-1702,00.html
"From correspondents in Hilla, Iraq
February 02, 2007

TWENTY people were killed and 35 wounded when two makeshift bombs slammed the centre of Hilla, 120km south of Baghdad, medics and a security source said.

Elsewhere in Baghdad, at least 11 people were killed, and security officials said Iraq's raging sectarian conflict had claimed the lives of nearly 2000 civilians across the country in January."

Convicts bound for Botany Bay,20867,21154506-1702,00.html
"Other emergency proposals include renting prison ships to house criminals offshore and converting an RAF camp to house prisoners.

The maximum capacity of British jails is 80,716. The number of inmates topped 80,000 for the first time in November."

US senators unite against Iraq surge,20867,21155674-1702,00.html

Jan 22-24 Daily News

Sen. Chuck Hagel Gets Raw on the Senate

N.Y. scanners spark union cries of "geoslavery"

Germans get by without the euro

Euro's success raises currency debate
"Economist says `now is the time' to discuss a North American dollar"

Prison ships to ease overcrowding

Note: Holocaust of Asia?
Film calls Nanjing massacre 'hoax'

Tehran's Influence Grows As Iraqis See Advantages

'Intelligence Brief: U.S. Moves to Regain Leverage over Iran''

Woman, 65, saves husband from mountain lion

New ice age theory: Sun's 'dimmer switch'
"Ice ages are not caused by planet Earth's orbital variations as once thought, but by the dimmer switch inside the sun that causes its brightness to rise and fall on timescales of around 100,000 years which is exactly the same period as between ice ages on Earth, according to a radical new theory proposed by renowned astrophysicist Robert Ehrlich of George Mason University."

Let's go back to coal burning – EU

Israeli billionaire Saban biggest donor to US politicians,7340,L-3355786,00.html

Israel Organizes Quite A "Watering Hole" Event
GENEVA (ILO News) - The number of people unemployed worldwide remained at an historical high in 2006 despite strong global economic growth, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in its annual Global Employment Trends (Note 1) released today.

Georgia and US foil uranium plot

Bush Oil Reserve May Support Prices as Asia Also Buys
" Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- George W. Bush's decision to double the emergency oil stockpile in the U.S. may help to stem a six- month slide in prices as China, India and South Korea also add to demand by bolstering their defenses against shortages."

India and Russia in nuclear deal

How The Brain Rewires Itself,9171,1580438-1,00.html

Exhibition reveals secret history of Nazi sex slaves
"They recall how hundreds of women, written of as "antisocial elements" by the Hitler regime, were arrested, dispatched to camps and forced to work as prostitutes for slave labourers during the Third Reich."

The postwar photographs that British authorities tried to keep hidden,,1745662,00.html

US military unveils heat-ray gun

Street-Fighting Robot Challenge Announced

China relaxes its one-child policy,20867,21108585-2703,00.html

Ford hit by record $12.7bn loss

FBI Details Threat From
Gangs In The Military

Words that were used in the 2007 State Of The Union Address

Bush Hopes to Expand the Size and Scope of Big Government

HOW TO - Isolate amniotic stem cells from a placenta, at home

The BEAST 50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2006

Microsoft offers cash for Wikipedia edit

Police in Tijuana issued sling shots

Superbug brought back by Iraq war casualties

Wired to report US unwittingly evolved superpathogen in Iraqi combat hospitals

101 Dumbest Moments in Business

Think Your Doctor Knows Best? Think Medical Science is on Your Side? Think again!

"The average life expectancy in the United States is 77.85 years, which ranks forty-sixth highest in the world. Among the countries with higher life expectancies are Guam and Puerto Rico, both of which are under U.S. control, but don't have nearly the same "quality" of health care that is provided in U.S. states.

Per capita, more centenarians (people 100 or over) live in Dominica, a small third-world Caribbean island, than anywhere else. Most of them live active, rural lifestyles and have little or no access to Western medicine or health care.

How is it that the United States, which spends more money on health care than any other country, isn't able to compete with third world countries and territories that don't have nearly the same access to modern conveniences, modern medicines, or modern treatments?"

Barack Obama being painted as the Anti-Christ?

China Plans to Shift Use of Foreign Exchange Reserves
" Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- China, the world's biggest consumer of coal and metals, will use its foreign exchange reserves to buy ``strategic'' resources, Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan said."

Ethnic Cleansing in L.A.

Halliburton Pays Dearly but Finally Escapes Cheney's Asbestos Mess

Colombia's "Para - Political" Scandal Widens

Commuters revolt over crowded trains,,1996468,00.html

Madrid clashes over Latin gangs

Scheme to widen M1 gets under way

Note: This is an Aussie to UK flight.
Flight ban for anti-Bush T-shirt

India's space hopes soar

Gunbattle in Central Indonesia Kills 10,0,2766753.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

China welcomes Vatican initiative

New Oil Law Means Victory in Iraq for Bush

Invisible RFID Ink Safe For Cattle And People, Company Says;jsessionid=KNPD4VS1Z0LFEQSNDLOSKH0CJUNN2JVN;?articleId=196802844

Northern Ireland police shielded loyalist killers,,1996126,00.html

U.S. Warns Iran to Back Down
"DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A second U.S. aircraft carrier strike group now steaming toward the Middle East is Washington's way of warning Iran to back down in its attempts to dominate the region, a top U.S. diplomat said here Tuesday."

Iranian banks halt dollar transfers
"TEHRAN, Jan 23, 2007 (AFP) - Iran's major banks said Tuesday they have halted the transfer of dollars abroad as a result of US financial sanctions and fears the money may be seized by the US authorities."

Oil Jumps Most in 16 Months on U.S. Plan to Increase Reserve

Civil servants vote for walkout

The Empire Turns Its
Guns on the Citizenry

Note: English Watergate?
Blair avoids MPs' questions on Capita

Leading article: A clear case of intimidation

First-Ever Mass Screening for Mental Illness in Teens Inspires Controversy

Is this the end for Abu Sayyaf?

Crackdown 'nets 600 Sadr forces'

Break-up of Iraq inevitable,0093.htm

Bush State of the Union: Work with me
"Bush also put forth a wish list to extend health insurance coverage, reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent over 10 years and limit greenhouse gas emissions."

View of US's global role 'worse'

Kidnapping, India's new growth industry

Note: Also remember the article on their power in school systems.
Cruise 'is Christ' of Scientology,,4-2007030603,00.html

Are Saudis waging an oil-price war on Iran?

Dinosaurs, humans coexist in U.S. creation museum

Note: CIA spy satelites malfunctioning and having problems... perhaps Google will take over in place of them? They still can't focus on a dime in the middle of the street with perfect clarity.
Google wants to put you on the map

In Raw World of Sex Movies, High Definition Could Be a View Too Real

Jan 28 2007 News

Iraq crash killed key U.S. officers,1,4332614.story?coll=la-news-a_section&ctrack=1&cset=true

Iran's IEDs: Made in America

8 French, 2 Belgian terror suspects expelled from Egypt

4 troops abducted, killed in Iraq attack
"It appeared to be the largest number of key officers and command sergeants killed in a single incident since the Iraq war started nearly four years ago."

"The attackers traveled in black GMC Suburban vehicles (the type used by U.S. government convoys), had American weapons, wore new U.S. military combat fatigues, and spoke English, according to two senior U.S. military officials as well as Iraqi officials."

"Iraqi officials said the approaching convoy of black GMC Suburbans was waved through an Iraqi checkpoint at the edge of the city. The Iraqi soldiers believed it to be American because of the type of vehicles, the distinctive camouflage American uniforms and the fact that they spoke English. One Iraqi official said the leader of the assault team was blond, but no other official confirmed that."

"A senior Iraqi military official said the sophistication of the attack led him to believe it was the work of Iranian intelligence agents in conjunction with Iraq's Shiite Mahdi Army militia, which Iran funds, arms and trains."

Note: Chem-Trails?
US answer to global warming: smoke and giant space mirrors,,1999966,00.html

Justice wants spying lawsuit dropped,,-6355564,00.html
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators demanded details Thursday from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about new orders putting the government's domestic spying program under court review - and questioned why it took so long to do so.
(AP) The Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorists to be convicted on hearsay evidence and coerced testimony and imprisoned or put to death.

Fox Guest Says the U.S. Should Destroy Venezuela's Economy

Note: Police paramilitary styled raids are on the rise already.
Military gives police free surplus equipment

Tehran installing 3,000 centrifuges, Iranian legislator says
"Iran has begun installing 3,000 centrifuges to increase its uranium enrichment program, a senior Iranian legislator said Saturday — but the claim was later denied by the country's nuclear body."

Ex-Cheney aide details media tactics

A1one: 1st generation Graffiti in Iran

Jan 29 2007 News

In Virginia, the Death Penalty for Gambling,2933,193652,00.html

Monks Arrested In SWAT Team Action

Wiltshire's Secret Underground City

Too successful: the hospitals forced to introduce minimum waiting times

X-ray cameras 'plan for lampposts'

Global Warming May Have Killed the Dinosaurs

In U.S., fear and distrust of Muslims runs deep
"WASHINGTON (Reuters)- When radio host Jerry Klein suggested that all Muslims in the United States should be identified with a crescent-shape tattoo or a distinctive arm band, the phone lines jammed instantly.

The first caller to the station in Washington said that Klein must be "off his rocker." The second congratulated him and added: "Not only do you tattoo them in the middle of their forehead but you ship them out of this country ... they are here to kill us."
Another said that tattoos, armbands and other identifying markers such as crescent marks on driver's licenses, passports and birth certificates did not go far enough. "What good is identifying them?" he asked. "You have to set up encampments like during World War Two with the Japanese and Germans."

New Breed Of "Dirty Dozen" To Teach Kids Code Compliance

"Fayetteville's community resources division spent $7,000 designing and printing 8,000 copies of the book. Fields said officials copied the activity book idea from similar programs in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas, and then wrote and designed their own book. Half of the activity books are printed in Spanish.

Hart, a Cave Springs graphic designer, was awarded the contract to illustrate the book. He said the intent was to convey code regulations in a fun way."

The Nation's Top Drug Cop Argues Prohibition Was A Success

Jan 30 2007 News

Universal National Service Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)
"To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the favorable treatment afforded combat pay under the earned income tax credit, and for other purposes."


FBI turns to broad new wiretap method

AIDS rising among South Africa's rich

Australian state to recycle drinking water
"CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian state plans to introduce recycled sewage to its drinking water as a record drought threatens water supplies around the nation, a state leader said Monday."

Attacks on Shiite pilgrims kill 38 in Iraq

Hundreds killed in Iraq battle

CIA's License To Kill
"The authority to kill U.S. citizens is granted under a secret finding signed by the president after the Sept. 11 attacks that directs the CIA to covertly attack al Qaeda anywhere in the world. The authority makes no exception for Americans, so permission to strike them is understood rather than specifically described, officials said. "

America 'poised to strike at Iran's nuclear sites' from bases in Bulgaria and Romania

'Terror-Free' Gas May Be Coming to a Street Near You
" In addition to super, premium and regular gas, consumers will be able to pick up counterterrorism pamphlets, books and bumper stickers next to the Slim Jims at the checkout counter."

NATO's Hidden Terrorism
by Silvia Cattori

World War III has already begun, says Israeli spy chief

Jan 31 2007 News

US plans envision broad attack on Iran -analyst

Drugmaker wants law to require STD shot
Girls as young as 11 would have to be immunized against cervical cancer


N.Y., Tokyo exchanges announce alliance

Chavez to be granted new powers

Note: CIA not bullet proof anymore?
Germany issues CIA arrest orders

Ninth arrest over 'terror plot'

Scientists allege White House pressure
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World's Biggest Retailer Wal-Mart Closes Up Shop in Germany,2144,2112746,00.html

Sweden to set up embassy in Second Life

I Was a Cybercrook for the FBI,72515-0.html?tw=wn_index_1
Filthy Wal-Mart: A Photo Essay:

Climate change means hunger and thirst for billions: report

Water from wind,20867,21123007-12272,00.html

US must abandon Iraqi cities or face nightmare scenario, say experts