Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Wed Feb 7 2007 Daily News

Waxman Probes Iraq Contracting, Missing $12 Billion

"So far, audits of spending in Iraq have covered only 10 percent of the contracts, Waxman said in a Jan. 31 interview. ``What we know from the audits is that perhaps billions of dollars may not be accounted for,'' he said.

Waxman's report said as much as $12.7 billion in cash from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, sent to Iraq during Bremer's watch between May 2003 and June 2004, was unaccounted for."

Iraq's Missing Billions

"Dr Ali Fadhil, a 29 year old Iraqi doctor, investigates what has happened to billions of dollars worth of Iraqi money which was put into the care of the US led coalition to be spent for the benefit of Iraqi people on the reconstruction of their country. He uncovers a shocking story of fraud, incompetence and corruption, unscrupulous foreign contractors who made millions from dodgy contracts, and literally billions of dollars which cannot be properly accounted for"

Hackers Attack Key Net Traffic Computers
"WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hackers briefly overwhelmed at least three of the 13 computers that help manage global computer traffic Tuesday in one of the most significant attacks against the Internet since 2002."

Attack on DNS root servers

Water Deal Exposes Secret Iraq Contracts

AskPablo: Exotic Bottled Water

"Based on my assumptions a bottle that holds 1 liter requires 25 liters of water in its manufacturing process (this includes power plant cooling water)."

For The First Time Ever, Poverty Shifts To The Suburbs

Did you see strange lights in the Arizona sky Tuesday night?

US, Iraqi troops push deep into Baghdad Sunni bastion

U.S. Transport Helicopter Crash Kills Seven

Outlaw weapons (Australia)

Seven letter bombs sent: UK police

U.N. says 50,000 Somalis have crossed to Ethiopia

EU Executive Plans To Punish Green Crimes

"BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission wants to punish the most serious crimes against the environment with 5-10 year minimum jail terms and fines of up to 1.5 million euro (990,000 pounds), a draft proposal obtained by Reuters shows."
"The heaviest sentence -- at least five to 10 years of jail -- would apply to "green crimes" committed intentionally that killed or seriously injured people. Other offences would be punished by at least 1-3 years in prison."

Constant Conflict" By Ret. Col Ralph Peters

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Tuesday Feb 6 2007 Daily News

US Should weigh war on terrorism tax - Lieberman

"I think we have to start thinking about a war on terrorism tax," the independent Connecticut lawmaker said. "I mean people keep saying we're not asking a sacrifice of anybody but our military in this war and some civilians who are working on it."

"When you put together the (Pentagon) budget and the Homeland Security budgets, we need to ask people to help us in a way that they know when they pay more it will go for their security," he said during a Senate panel hearing on the defense budget request.

Bush on Monday asked Congress to approve $700 billion in new military spending and to curb many domestic programs. The request includes $245 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars between now and late 2008.

Mexican prosecutors: man who tried to commit suicide beaten to death by police

Diamond loses its stiffness crown to new material

Photo in the News: Massive Cloud Engulfs Saturn Moon's Pole

Invention: Covert iris scanner

Columbia's Blacks Hit Hard By Guerrilla War

"Too tired to walk," Japan man steals police car

Gunmen kidnap senior Iranian diplomat in Baghdad
The official said the diplomat, the second secretary at the Iranian embassy in Baghdad, was snatched in the central Karrada district by 30 gunmen wearing the uniforms of a special Iraqi army unit that often works with U.S. military forces in Iraq"

Coalition MPs attack proposed ID card(Australia)

Video of US pilots killing British trooper

Second letter-bomb attack in 24 hours injures two

Monday, February 5, 2007

Monday Feb 05 2007 Daily News

Chicago Fed warns of ‘time bomb’ mortgages

Subprime Credit Crunch Could Trigger Collapse

U.S. contractors becoming a fourth branch of government

US immigration cavity search ends in agony

UFOs over Iran could be U.S. operations, extraterrestrial visitors or both

Magnitude 6.1 - CUBA REGION

Game Over: Thirty-Six Sure-Fire Signs That Your Empire Is Crumbling

Iran claims found herbal cure for AIDS; Ahmadinejad vows Islamic Republic's nuclear rights 'will be established' on Feb. 11

Russia probes smelly orange snow
""So far we cannot explain the snow, which is oily to the touch and has a pronounced rotten smell," said Omsk environmental prosecutor Anton German, quoted by the Russian news agency Itar-Tass on Thursday."

Why is the US press silent on Brzezinski’s warnings of war against Iran?

Wall Street drifts down,20867,21179139-1702,00.html

UK like Uganda under Amin: cleric,20867,21176049-1702,00.html

Drug gang violence erupts killing 7 in Rio

Child soldiers still recruited 10 years after pact

Iran installs 328 centrifuges at atomic site

Letter bomb explodes in London office

Feds to take DNA from everyone at arrest

Bush gives White House greater control over government agencies

Pentagon considers strong air approach

The danger of Bush's anti-Iran fatwa