Archive for April, 2005 : Iron Curtain: minefield to greenbeltApril 30th, 2005
The former 4,000 miles of the iron curtain is now being turned into a green belt in many areas.
Higher EdApril 30th, 2005
An interview with actor and solar advocate Edward Norton.
Amazon Pollution: Victims of ‘Toxico’April 30th, 2005
2.5 million acres of rainforest were compromised or destroyed in Texaco’s search for oil in Ecuador. It is a disaster that has left the jungle ravaged and its people dying of cancer. Have you placed your order for a Toyota Prius yet?
Agricultural insecticide risky for farmersApril 30th, 2005
Farm workers exposed to agricultural insecticides are at risk for neurological problems even if the products no longer are used, govt. researchers claim. This fact should not deter consumers from eating the chemicals – the medical industry needs more sick people.
More Gas Permits Than Rigs to DrillApril 30th, 2005
The monkies in the whitehouse zoo claim that more land must be opened to drilling. The reality is that there are already more wells permitted than there are rigs and crews to drill them.
I ain’t afraid of no ghostsApril 29th, 2005
There is a lot of support out there for people who, not unlike myself, fear ghosts.
Portland, OR., Withdraws From Terror Task ForceApril 29th, 2005
The Portland City Council approved a recommendation to withdraw police officers from an FBI-led anti-terror task force after federal authorities refused to raise the mayor’s security clearance to let him keep closer watch over its activities.
Meteors Mistaken for UFOs in New EnglandApril 29th, 2005
Dozens of callers reporting UFOs to police and National Weather Service stations.
AARP presents investigator’s talk on UFOsApril 29th, 2005
Trying to explain paranormal phenomena has never been at the top of AARP’s agenda.
Scientists stumped by exploding toadsApril 28th, 2005
More than 1000 toads have puffed up and exploded in a Hamburg pond in recent weeks, baffling scientists.
USAID: Making the world hungry for GM cropsApril 28th, 2005
The US Agency for International Development (USAID)uses US tax money to push Monsanto’s hazardous technology onto unsuspecting countries to undermine the countries’ agricultural sustainability.
PBS: Republican Broadcasting CorporationApril 28th, 2005
The days of PBS actually airing something worth watching once in a great while is over. Evil has gained complete control and will ensure that PBS is nothing more than another tool for social engineering.
Then They Came for the ChildrenApril 28th, 2005
Two 16 year old girls arrested a month ago still rot in a federal prison for the high crime of being muslim.
‘Out-of-Africa’ Hypothesis ChallengedApril 28th, 2005
New evidence challenges “Out-of-Africa” hypothesis of modern human origins.
Scientists say humans can read mindsApril 28th, 2005
Some scientists now believe they may have finally discovered the mechanism for empathy – mirror neurons.
Abu Ghraib Atrocities Seen as ‘Tip of Iceberg’April 28th, 2005
Rights watchdogs have seized on this week’s anniversary of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal to protest what they termed a lack of accountability for the torture of prisoners in U.S. custody, and to warn that problems which came to light at the prison in Iraq merely were ”the tip of the iceberg.”
Hypnosis could banish hay-feverApril 27th, 2005
A Swiss team at Basle University taught 66 people with hay-fever the art of hypnosis and found it helped them alleviate symptoms such as runny nose.
Pope ‘obstructed’ sex abuse inquiryApril 27th, 2005
Letter reveals that the Rat ordered bishops to keep sexual abuse of children secret.
GM Industry Puts Human Gene into RiceApril 25th, 2005
Scientists have begun putting genes from human beings into food crops in a dramatic extension of genetic modification. The move, which is causing disgust and revulsion.
Alternative Energy: The Grand IllusionApril 25th, 2005
So what is really stopping the logical transition from the piston engine to alternatives that have been available of several decades?
4th ‘R’ for Earth Day – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle … RepairApril 25th, 2005
Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writes about can really be done for environmental sustainability.
At a store near you: ecofriendly lumberApril 24th, 2005
These days, everything from crown molding to floorboards, decking to wheelbarrow handles – even Gibson guitars – is being made from certified lumber harvested in sustainable operations.
Sponge Contraceptive Returning to MarketApril 24th, 2005
The over-the-counter Today Sponge will start reappearing on store shelves this summer.
SnowedApril 24th, 2005
Though global climate change is breaking out all around us, the U.S. news media has remained silent.
Pope Ratzinger’s Pie-in-the Sky for the MassesApril 24th, 2005
Imagine there’s no heaven; it’s easy if you try,
Ignacio Chapella Sues UC BerekelyApril 24th, 2005
No hell below us; above us only sky. “Imagine”, John Lennon
Former assistant professor at UC Berkeley, Ignacio Chapella has sued the University for denying him tenure because he criticized the University’s sell-out to Corporations.
Norwegians to Kill 797 WhalesApril 23rd, 2005
Norway’s activities are in direct violation of the moratorium established by the International Whaling Association in 1986 that prohibits commercial whaling activities.
ExxonMobil Pays For Global Warming LiesApril 23rd, 2005
A new investigation by Mother Jones magazine has revealed that ExxonMobil has spent at least $8 million dollars funding a network of groups to challenge the existence of global warming.
Radio Station Key in Ecuador ProtestsApril 23rd, 2005
Democracy can only exist with a media that is truly independent of special interests, government and corporate control.
EU may allow first GMO cropApril 23rd, 2005
EU environment experts may take a watershed vote in June on whether to allow a new genetically modified (GMO) crop to be grown in Europe’s fields, the first such attempt since 1998.
Fox Farm Raided by Animal Liberation FrontApril 23rd, 2005
The underground Animal Liberation Front (ALF) has taken credit for releasing dozens of silver fox from Kerry Littig’s fox farm where they were destined to be killed for their coats.
Antarctic Peninsula Glaciers MeltingApril 22nd, 2005
On average the glaciers retreated by 50 meters per year in the last five years, faster than at any other time in the last fifty years.
Koizumi apologises for Japan’s wartime recordApril 22nd, 2005
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi finally voiced a an apology for Japan’s wartime record. Massive anti-Japanese demonstrations in China had threatened Japan’s business endeavors there. While the apology might not be heartfelt, it was at least a step in the right direction.
Where Your Income Tax Really GoesApril 22nd, 2005
Nearly half of the US tax dollars is spent on the military. Imagine if the the $500 Billion spent on killing people and creating a global fasicst police state was instead spent on ending poverty and injustice.
Out of this worldApril 22nd, 2005
The Shaver Mystery is 60 years old this year. You may never have heard of it, but it has influenced much of our popular culture – from ufology, to conspiracy theory, to the films of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
Activists Arrested for Protest to Save Russia’s ForestsApril 22nd, 2005
Greenpeace activists blockaded the main entrance to government headquarters in Moscow Thursday to protest a new law the environmental group says will devastate Russian forests through uncontrolled logging
Court Bars Public from Sibel Edmonds HearingApril 21st, 2005
ACLU Challenges Government’s Use of Secrecy to Avoid Accountability in National Security Whistleblower Case
Stalking Genetically Modified CornApril 20th, 2005
Since last Friday, the EU has banned the import of US corn feed. The new embargo has further strained a trade relationship already tense over genetically modified food, Airbus subsidies, and the weapons embargo against China.
Anomalies – Remote ViewingApril 20th, 2005
We need to re-establish a common understanding of who we are, who we were, and who we will become.
Gorbachev: Global Access to Water & SanitationApril 18th, 2005
Mikhail Gorbachev is pressing world leaders to adopt a treaty guaranteeing clean water and sanitation for their people, a task he says is more daunting than ending the nuclear arms race during the Cold War.
Wal-Mart – More villain than victimApril 18th, 2005
What are you really paying for when you shop at Wal-Mart? You pay to empower and arm China, a communist military dictatorship. You buy poverty, economic devastation – and the crime that goes with it.
Deconstructing Hollywood Mind ControlApril 17th, 2005
You may have noticed that movies have been getting rapidly worse. What you might not have noticed is that most movies are now mind control vehicles.
Is Safeway Sucking Your Soul?April 17th, 2005
Are overlit, heavily toxic supermarkets making you ill and eating your brain? Why, yes.
Unlicensed GM rice may be in food chainApril 17th, 2005
First they contaminated corn, then soy and now they are spreading genetically engineered rice around the world. Why? Pure greed mostly. Once patented DNA is in a plant the patent holder owns the crop. By spreading GE rice around the world agro-chemical companies gain control over the world’s food supply.
Execution by Lethal Injection is Not PainlessApril 17th, 2005
US prisons are sadistic till the end. The way they kill prisoners with lethal injections does not even meet veterinary standards for putting down animals.
Bird flu outbreak leads to fears of pandemicApril 17th, 2005
The World Health Organisation has announced that the threat of a killer flu pandemic is greater than ever because of the spread of the bird flu virus in south-east Asia. Under Bush’s recent Executive Order those with flu can be detained and quarantined for an indefinite period of time.
Eggs Hatching for Aurora the OctopusApril 16th, 2005
The octopus mother that wouldn’t give up on her eggs has lived to see some of the eggs hatch.
Is America Preparing for Martial Law?April 16th, 2005
The Department of Homeland Security recently carried out an extensive ‘anti-terrorist’ exercise entitled TOPOFF. The exercise was to prepare govt. agencies for more simulated ‘terrorist’ attackes.
Chinese Villagers Protest Factory PollutionApril 16th, 2005
Thousands of people rioted in a village in southeastern China in response to industrial pollution.
Anti-War Activists Promote ‘Tax Resistance’April 16th, 2005
In protest of the federal government’s military expenditures a growing number of people will not file their taxes or will deliberately withhold money from the IRS this year.
The Time to Oppose the Draft is NowApril 16th, 2005
The US military have announced a new plan to solve their recruiting problems – convincing parents to get their children to enlist.
Argentine cardinal accused in 1976 kidnapsApril 16th, 2005
A human rights lawyer in Argentina has filed a criminal complaint against Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio – a possible contender for Popedom. He is accused of being involved 1976 kidnappings of two priests.
New Docs Expose Negroponte CrimesApril 16th, 2005
As National Intelligence Director John Negroponte will oversee 15 intelligence agencies. Given his own criminal background he is likely to serve his masters well.
Child Molester Gives Pope MassApril 16th, 2005
One of the ring-leaders of the catholic child abuse conspiracy, Cardinal Bernard Law, was given the high honor of conducting a memorial mass for the Pope.
David Rockefeller & October Surprise CaseApril 16th, 2005
25 years ago, high-treason was committed when Reagan, Bush and the ruling elite paid the Iranians to not release the American hostages until after the election.
Wholphin – Part Whale, Part Dolphin, Born in HawaiiApril 16th, 2005
A rare whale-dolphin mix has given birth to a playful female calf, said officials at a Hawaii water life park.
FDA Studies Show Aspartame Link to Brain TumorsApril 15th, 2005
Consumer rights advocacy group Mission Possible is leading a campaign to file a product liability lawsuit with New York and New Jersey residents whose brain tumors may be linked to the consumption of the artificial sweetener aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful, etc.).
Colorado Man Resuscitates ChickenApril 15th, 2005
Uegene Safken says one of the chickens in his young flock had gotten into a tub of water in the yard last week and appeared to have died. He brought it back to life by swinging it and giving it mouth-to-beak resuscitation.
Film claims town attracts alien visitorsApril 14th, 2005
50 miles southeast of Helena, Montanta is Redgate, the center of hundreds of UFO sightings. Local resident Lynda Cowen and author Jim Marrs made a video about sightings in the area called “Secrets of Redgate.”
Chicago Neighbors Plot A Way to Healthier FoodApril 14th, 2005
On Chicago’s West Side you could buy $200 sneakers, semiautomatic weapons and heroin, but you couldn’t get an organic tomato until LaDonna Redmond started a local farmers market.
‘Amaizing’ Setback for GM ImportsApril 14th, 2005
Environmental groups scored a resounding victory when European governments agreed to consider a ban on maize-based animal feeds from the United States.
Problem Gamblers Show Brain ImpairmentApril 14th, 2005
Frontal lobe dysfunction mirrors that of substance abusers, study finds.
Feds at Loss on How Flu Strain Got to LabsApril 14th, 2005
Federal officials are still at a loss to explain how a potentially deadly strain of influenza could be sent to more than 4,000 labs around the world.
Beer giant threatens boycott over ‘medicinal’ grainApril 13th, 2005
Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nation’s No. 1 buyer of rice as well as its largest brewer, says it won’t buy rice from Missouri if genetically-modified medicinal crops are allowed to be grown in the state.
Gene Project Aims to Trace Human MigrationApril 13th, 2005
Researchers are aiming to learn more about how the Earth was populated by collecting and analyzing genetic samples from 100,000 people around the globe.
IDF speaker hit by paint balloon in USApril 11th, 2005
An Israeli Defense Forces Captain was ballooned with red paint at a University speaking engagement in which he had defended the murder of Olympian Rachel Corrie.
Evolution backers to boycott Kansas hearingsApril 8th, 2005
Kansas Educators are considering allowing the concept of intelligent design into classrooms.
Dialing Our DemiseApril 8th, 2005
The hazards of microwave radiation from cell phones are becoming more widely known as more studies confirm the results of former studies, yet cell phone usage only increases exponentially.
Investigators to Check Out New UK Crop CirclesApril 8th, 2005
Bob Trotta and his team of have been called to investigate the recent spate of crop circles that have been manifesting themselves all over the North Devon countryside.
Archeologists dig up ancient casting centreApril 8th, 2005
Archeologists claim to have found Vietnam’s largest Bronze Age metallurgy centre, estimated to be 3,500 years old.
Paraguay tribe faces bleak futureApril 8th, 2005
Western consumption of hamburger is the primary cause of forest destruction in South America and now one of the last remaining wild tribes will disappear so Americans can have their cheap big macs.
Oil thirst fuelled war: BlixApril 8th, 2005
Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix has said he now believed the US-led invasion of Iraq was motivated by oil.
Who Forged the Niger Documents?April 8th, 2005
A former counterterrorism chief claims that the now discredited documents that showed Iraq trying to purchase uranium were fabricated right here in the United States.
Canada’s Hidden Role in HaitiApril 8th, 2005
Unbeknownst to most Canadians, the Canadian government is taking a lead role in the continuation of the 200-year history of colonial plunder in Haiti.
Update on America’s Criminal ClassApril 8th, 2005
Mark Twain said it best: “America is a nation without a distinct criminal class…with the possible exception of Congress.”
Feds Remove More Info From WebApril 8th, 2005
A large portion of a major Department of Defense web site was taken offline overnight after unclassified documents on the site became the subject of news stories and public controversy, highlighting the coverup of criminal activity of the federal govt.
Pentagon Detention Guidelines Entrench IllegalityApril 8th, 2005
Proposed Pentagon guidelines will formalize the U.S. military’s illegal policy of holding “enemy combatants” without protections under the Geneva Conventions, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Donald Rumsfeld.
25 Primate Species Face ExtinctionApril 7th, 2005
If we are destroying species that have been here for millions of years, shouldn’t we anticipate our own extinction?
Death of a ConspiracyApril 7th, 2005
Johnny Gosch, Jeff Gannon, Hunter Thompson and the unraveling of a troubling tale.
Military Recruiters Targeting Minority TeensApril 7th, 2005
Desperate for new cannon fodder, the military is going to great lengths to lure students into the evil empire’s mind control killing cults.
Got Flu? Get Detained & QuarantinedApril 7th, 2005
A new Executive Order has given Bush the power to have people detained and quarantined if they are suspected of having the flu.
The Best Democracy Money Can BuyApril 7th, 2005
Special interest groups and lobbyists in Washington spent a whopping 13 billion dollars to influence decisions made by the White House, Congress and other U.S. federal agencies over the past eight years, a watchdog group said Thursday.
What You Didn’t Know About The Popes Of RomeApril 6th, 2005
The history of the catholic church is full of pope ogres that rival any other ruler for debauchery and immorality.
Could Alternative Healing Have Saved the Pope?April 5th, 2005
With hundreds of millions mourning the death of Pope John Paul II, many are asking why he was allowed to die without effective intervention. “If modern drugs were useless,” many ask, “why wasn’t he treated with alternative therapies, known to be extremely effective, even miraculous?” An international “Whole Person Healing Summit” will take up the issue April 14-17 in Bethesda, Maryland.
Guatemala Politicians Convicted of RacismApril 5th, 2005
An important precendent has been set with the conviction of 5 politicians for racial discrimination against indigenous activist and Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu. Throughout latin america indigenous people are treated as sub-human. This case is may help more find justice and equality.
EU health foods crackdown ‘wrong’April 5th, 2005
A plan to tighten rules on the sale of vitamins and food supplements should be scrapped, a European judge says.
Plenty of Earths await discoveryApril 5th, 2005
British researchers are more confident than ever that there are “Earths” out there waiting to be discovered.
ALF Activist Peter Young ArrestedApril 5th, 2005
In Duhmerika, the liberation of abused animals carries a penalty higher than murder or child molestation. Peter faces 82 years in prison for helping to liberate minks from a factory fur farm.
Church Leaders Rarely Mention Sexual AbuseApril 5th, 2005
The pope had called sexual abuse of children a crime and a sin yet was unwilling make a formal apology, hear from the abused or make the real changes necessary to prevent continued abuse. The subject is not being mentioned at all in discussions of the Church’s future leadership.
WHO to Unleash Smallpox on the World?April 4th, 2005
The World Health Organization (WHO) is poised to approve the genetic engineering of smallpox virus. Instead of insisting upon the destruction of the virus the WHO will unleash it upon the world once again.
Solar Eclipse Coming to North America April 8thApril 4th, 2005
On April 8th in North America crescent-shaped sunbeams will dapple the ground during a partial solar eclipse.
Replanting the Environmental GardenApril 4th, 2005
The movement has suffered losses lately, but new strategies — including “enterprise environmentalism” and spiritual ecology — could revitalize it.
The Wild, Wild West BankApril 3rd, 2005
Being good at lying, Israel has long contended that it’s illegal settlements in the West Bank are beyond it’s control. The truth has always been that the settlements were engineered by the govt.
Fruit & Veggies For Lower Pancreatic Cancer RiskApril 2nd, 2005
New research from Canada suggests that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help prevent pancreatic cancer, a particularly deadly type of tumor.
Citizens begin Arizona border patrolApril 2nd, 2005
Against a backdrop of mock Old West shootouts and vigilante justice icons, more than 100 volunteers arrived yesterday to join or support citizen patrols of Arizona’s border with Mexico, condemning the Bush administration for allowing an “invasion” of illegal immigrants.
Meet the mind readersApril 2nd, 2005
A brain implant has enabled a paralyzed man to control an artificial limb with his mind.
Battle Over JudgesApril 2nd, 2005
Republicans are seeking to prevent Democrats from challenging their approval of judicial nominees by banning Senate filibusters.
The case for a GMO-free PEIApril 2nd, 2005
Anti-GMO campaigners from across North America have been congregating on Prince Edward Island for the last month to voice their opinions in favour of legislating PEI as the first transgenic-free province in Canada.
Jon Kabat-Zinn meditating healthApril 2nd, 2005
Audiences come to hear about Jon Kabat-Zinn’s research on the minds of Tibetan monks, how meditation improves health, and why “mindfulness” can have a dramatic impact on depression and stress.
Panel recommends new domestic spy agencyApril 2nd, 2005
The commission of weapons of mass destruction urged lawmakers to create a new domestic spy agency similar to Nazi Germany’s Ghestappo to spy on Americans and neutralize those who don’t support the evil empire. (April 1)
The Nature of CIA Intervention in VenezuelaApril 2nd, 2005
I began to realize that what I and my colleagues had been doing in Latin America in the CIA was no more than a continuation of nearly five-hundred years of this, exploitation and genocide and so forth. – Former CIA Operative Philip Agee
Rogue Nation – US Confirmed ThugApril 2nd, 2005
The Pentagon has released a new strategic plan that explicitly endorses unilateral pre-emptive strikes. This means that the US will attack anyone it wants whenver it wants for any reason it wants.
Montana House Condemns Patriot ActApril 2nd, 2005
Montana lawmakers overwhelmingly passed what its sponsor called the nation’s most strongly worded criticism of the federal Patriot Act on Friday, uniting politicians of all stripes.
Panel Ignored Evidence on DetaineeApril 2nd, 2005
A US military tribunal said that Murat Kurnaz, a German national seized in Pakistan in 2001, was a member of al Qaeda and an enemy combatant even, though it’s own documents said that there was no evidence.
The Next World Bank President’s Reputational RiskApril 2nd, 2005
If the World Bank’s board had applied the same kind of “due diligence” to Paul Wolfowitz that they purport to apply to major development projects, they might have uncovered a significant conflict-of-interest that could have led them to rethink their embrace of the architect of the Iraq war.
Official: Bush Totally Lied About Iraq WeaponsApril 1st, 2005
The Silberman-Robb Commission on WMD Intelligence released its massive report on the lies and deception of the Bush gang regarding Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Yet, the report is merely more carefully contrived bush-wash that is as much of a lie as the previous lies about WMDs.
Secrets of ex-Nazi’s Chilean fiefdomApril 1st, 2005
A Chilean Nazi colony, Colonia Dignidad, supported by US backed Pinochet is finally being exposed after it’s leader was arrested.
Sun and Wind Bring Energy to DinehApril 1st, 2005
A Laguna Pueblo designer of solar and wind energy components is bringing lights and refrigeration for the first time to 50 homes in the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.
Wangari Maathai Appointed to Key PositionApril 1st, 2005
The African Union has appointed Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist, to chair an advisory commission on social and environmental policies.
Dugway expansion a mysteryApril 1st, 2005
Does the Army want to expand its Dugway Proving Ground in Utah so it can forcibly obtain nearby land it contaminated with chemical weapons but has refused to clean? Or does it want to keep UFO-hunting groups farther away from the secretive base because they now closely watch it?