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Girls' Behavior Problems Linked to Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure

October 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/10/24-5

BOSTON - Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A, a chemical used to make plastic containers and to line cans of food, is associated with behavior and emotional problems in young girls, new research has shown for the first time.

Who Is Demonizing the Rich?

October 24th, 2011
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/24-0

Last weekend, at the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the Washington Mall, two of King’s children gave shout-outs to Occupy Wall Street, now spreading around the country and the world. His daughter Bernice spoke of it as “a freedom explosion” and his son Martin eloquently hailed “the young people of the Occupy movement all over this country and throughout the world [who] are seeking justice... for working class people barely making it, justice for middle class folk unable to pay their mortgages... justice for the young people who graduate from college and are unemployed and burdened by student loans they cannot repay, justice for everyone who is simply asking the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share.”

Why Is the CIA Keeping Climate Change Secret?

October 23rd, 2011
Categories: News, Environment, Politics

Link: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=why-is-the-cia-keeping-climate-chan-11-10-23

The Central Intelligence Agency is working on climate change, but you'd never know it. Climate change is hard to hide, but the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is trying anyway.

This wasn’t really about jobs…we wuz just kiddin’! Border Perimeter and Security Act between US and Canada

October 23rd, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://ppjg.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/18485/

Hidden in that worthless jobs bill was the Border Perimeter and Security Act between the US and Canada. As I understand it, US and Canadian troops will be (are being) stationed along both sides of the border with Canada to make sure no terrorists (you) or criminals (you) slip across that border in either direction without the government knowing it and identifying you biometrically . This Act was actually the crux of the “jobs” bill; a bill constructed and used as a front to cover up and to pass quietly what is another assault on the public by government and to further the global intent to identify absolutely every citizen on the planet and to hold that identity information in a global data bank accessible by virtually any agency of any government in the world in real time.

Syria: Next for Libya-style 'humanitarian' intervention?

October 23rd, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/10/is-syria-next-target-for-western-libya.html

With the destruction of Libya winding down, the Western imperialist machine is looking for the next target for destabilization and exploitation. If John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is any indication, it is likely the case that Syria is on the top of the list.

The Shocking, Graphic Data That Shows Exactly What Motivates the Occupy Movement

October 23rd, 2011
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.alternet.org/occupywallst/152811/the_shocking%2C_graphic_data_that_shows_exactly_what_motivates_the_occupy_movement_/

The corporate media may obsess about what Occupy Wall Street is all about, but these images should make it clear. What are the Occupy Wall Street protesters angry about? The same things we’re all angry about. The only difference is the protestors turned their anger into public action. Occupy Wall Street lit the embers and the sparks are flying. Whether it turns into a genuine populist prairie fire depends on all of us.

Gaddafi’s Murder and International Law - Video

October 23rd, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.silviacattori.net/article2232.html

In this remarkable interview, Firoze Manji (*) reveals the strategic and economic stakes of the war waged by NATO in Libya

Madonna's Brother Lives On The Streets Of Michigan

October 22nd, 2011
Categories: News

Link: http://www.contactmusic.com/news/madonnas-brother-lives-on-the-streets-of-michigan_1252182

The Material Girl's sibling Anthony Ciccone claims he has been homeless for over a year and has been living under a bridge in Traverse City since losing his job at his father's winery in Suttons Bay, Michigan. He also reveals the true extent of his misery living as a vagrant - he has suffered frostbite from the cold Michigan weather. “I got frostbite on my feet last winter. A friend of mine lost all 10 toes. Several have died of hypothermia.”

An entertainer with an estimated net-worth of over US $800 million since 1982. Madonna has been hailed as the most successful singer of all time and the best-selling female artist of all time including personal wealth, real estate, and her Maverick studios earnings, Madonna just may be a billionaire. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_rich_is_Madonna

Shocking brutality

October 22nd, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=2&p=82506&s2=24

Nothing defines the post-Gaddafi National Transitional Council (NTC) regime better than the shockingly brutal manner in which Colonel Moammar Gaddafi was literally beaten to death after his capture on Thursday in Sirte. To reiterate the cliché that all is fair in love and war in this context is no comfort. The reports and footage of Gaddafi’s last moments are nothing short of hair-raising. This was a barbaric act in the extreme. With its usual expedient blinkers where its interests are concerned, the west, whether governments or the media, have tucked away their moral compass somewhere out of sight and convenient.

Majority in US earn near-poverty wages

October 22nd, 2011
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2011/oct2011/ineq-o22.shtml

According to figures published by the Social Security Administration Thursday, the median income for American workers in 2010 was $26,364, just slightly above the official poverty level of $22,025 for a family of four. Median income is the point at which half of all workers make less and half make more. The 50 percent of all workers who earn less than the median income are either living in poverty or escaping it only by virtue of having two or more full-time workers in the household—meaning that a layoff that reduces the family to a single income puts them perilously close to impoverishment.

Gaddafi's death breached the law, says Russia

October 22nd, 2011
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/gaddafis-death-breached-the-law-says-russia-2374250.html

As politicians in Western capitals were taking quiet pleasure in the capture and killing of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi yesterday, opinions elsewhere were divided. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Geneva Conventions had been breached with the killing of Colonel Gaddafi.

The Zionist Murder Of Muammar Gaddafi

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=666

THE BRUTAL MURDER of Muammar Gaddafi by Zionist-owned Libyan insurgents is an example of what happens to political leaders who defy international Jewish bankers. Gaddafi refused to do the bidding of the Rothschild-centered global banking cartel in 5 areas:

  • A Gaddafi-Centered African Union With A Common Currency Here & Here
  • A Gaddafi-Run Central Bank Of Libya Here
  • A Gaddafi-Holding Of 150 Tons Of Gold Here
  • A Gaddafi-Run Libyan Oil Industry Here
  • A Gaddafi-Run ‘Blue-Gold’ Water Reserves Here

US Lawmakers Reject Canada Drug Purchases

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29475.htm

The US Senate Thursday rejected a measure that would have enabled Americans to buy prescription drugs in Canada in a bid to reduce the costs of their health care.

Gaddafi's Last Words as Rebels Dragged Him Through Street - Video

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29470.htm

He is heard to say: "What you're doing is wrong, guys. What you're doing is wrong. "Do you know what is right or wrong?" As they continued to drag the 69-year-old through the street he whispered: "What are you doing? It's haraam [forbidden]. "It's not allowed in Islamic law. Haraam. "What you are doing is forbidden in Islam!" A rebel drowns him out by screaming: "God is great! God is great!" Another shouts: "Shut up you dog." The next shot of Gaddafi on film shows him with his eyes shut.

The $600 Trillion Time Bomb

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/the-600-trillion-time-bomb-4507/

Do you want to know the real reason banks aren't lending and the PIIGS [Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain] have control of the barnyard in Europe? NYSE Trading FloorIt's because risk in the $600 trillion derivatives market isn't evening out. To the contrary, it's growing increasingly concentrated among a select few banks, especially here in the United States.

BEHIND THE GLOATING OVER GADAFFI’S DEATH

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, War, Politics

Link: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article21300

The killing of Muammar Gadaffi in Sirte has been marked by a round of celebration by western governments over their intervention in Libya. As with the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, it will be described as a turning point and a further victory in the seemingly endless ’war on terror’. There is little reason for the triumphalism. Nato’s war on Libya was not a ’humanitarian (...)

Somalis Under Relentless Drone Attack as U.S. Tightens Military Grip on Continent

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/21-2

Scores of Somali civilians have been killed in U.S. drone attacks in the southern region of the country, as Washington tightens its military grip on much of the continent. The current offensive involves thousands of Kenyan troops that are threatening the major Somali city of Kismayo. The American drones are supporting the Kenyan invasion. The drones’ origins are officially secret, but it is known that the U.S. operates drone bases in Ethiopia and Djibouti, which is home to a huge American base.

‘NATO has bombed Libya back to Stone Age’ - Video

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.silviacattori.net/article2227.html

Former MI5 agent Annie Machon says that the US wants to reinforce the myths that public has been told about NATO’s ‘humanitarian’ intervention, while Libya is being bombed beyond the point of no return.

The US power grab in Africa

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2011/10/21/the-us-power-grab-in-africa

Beware of strangers bearing gifts. Post-modern Amazon and United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally landed in Tripoli - on a military jet - to lavish praise on the dodgy Transitional National Council (TNC), those opportunists/defectors/Islamists formerly known as "North Atlantic Treaty Organization rebels".

Occupy Wall Street in second month: $10 billion in bonuses for Goldman Sachs

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2011/oct2011/owny-o21.shtml

As the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in downtown Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park enters its second month, the giant Goldman Sachs investment bank announced October 19 that it had set aside $10.01 billion so far this year for year-end compensation and bonuses. At the same time, the bank reported a third quarter loss of $428 million, only the second time since Goldman went public in 1999 that it has reported a loss.

US and NATO murder Muammar Gaddafi

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2011/oct2011/gadd-o21.shtml

The savage killing Thursday of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi served to underscore the criminal character of the war that has been prosecuted by the US and NATO over the past eight months.

Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.newschannel5.com/story/15725035/officials-claim-tennessee-becomes-first-state-to-deploy-vipr-statewide

PORTLAND, Tenn. – You're probably used to seeing TSA's signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR). "Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate," said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons. Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, World, War, Economic

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=36238

The 1318 transnational corporations that form the core of the economy. Superconnected companies are red, very connected companies are yellow. The size of the dot represents revenue. AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

Beware of China’s Pan Asia Gold Exchange

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=36248

Gold markets will never be the same again once China establishes the so called Pan Asia Gold Exchange (PAGE), scheduled to open in June, 2012, analysts predicted. The Exchange, which will be opened at Kunming, capital of China’s southwestern province of Yunman will certainly change the way gold prices are setting, analysts added. The setting up of the Exchange is entitled to change global supply and demand dynamics and how gold can be traded. Many believes that it will create greater transparency in the markets because the gold will be priced in terms of an alternative currency, bypassing the dollar, which remains global currency.

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg says to expect more OWS arrests

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/21/new-yorks-mayor-bloomberg-says-to-expect-more-ows-arrests-2/

New York City Major Mike Bloomberg suggested on Friday that he feels he’s been going too easy on the Occupy Wall Street protesters and that more arrests may lie in their future. During his weekly appearance on WOR-AM radio, Bloomberg stated, “We will start enforcing that more,” with reference to regulations requiring permits for marches and rallies.

The Chamber Spends More Than $4 Million in Just Three Months Lobbying for Corporate Immunity to the Law

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.truthout.com/chamber-spends-more-4-million-just-three-months-lobbying-corporate-immunity-law/1319210767

Lobbying disclosure forms for the third quarter of 2011 are due tonight, and corporate America’s tort reform lobby has so far topped the list of the most profligate spenders. According to Politico:

Ron Paul sounds off on Gadhafi, 14th Amendment, looming economic collapse on Iowa radio show

October 21st, 2011
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/10/21/ron-paul-sounds-off-on-gadhafi-14th-amendment-looming-economic-collapse-on-iowa-radio-show/

Ron Paul warned of looming widespread economic collapse caused by reckless financial practices and abetted by government guarantees during an interview on Des Moines radio this morning. “The country is in chaos and if we don’t do something, it’s going to get much, much worse,” the presidential candidate said.

The End Of History

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, War, Politics

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29468.htm

If Washington’s plans succeed, Libya will become another American puppet state. Most of the cities, towns, and infrastructure have been destroyed by air strikes by the air forces of the US and Washington’s NATO puppets. US and European firms will now get juicy contracts, financed by US taxpayers, to rebuild Libya. The new real estate will be carefully allocated to lubricate a new ruling class picked by Washington. This will put Libya firmly under Washington’s thumb.

NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/20-4

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became the law of the land, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country’s farm families, who used to produce enough food to feed the nation.

Why Are Police Attacking Peaceful Protesters? How OWS Has Exposed the Militarization of US Law Enforcement

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/world/152812/why_are_police_attacking_peaceful_protesters_how_ows_has_exposed_the_militarization_of_us_law_enforcement/

As the number of OWS arrests nears 1,000, instances of police brutality continue to pile up. Now all of America is seeing the result of police militarization.

The $1 Trillion Student Loan Rip-Off: How an Entire Generation Was Tricked into Taking on Crushing Debt That Just Enriches Banks

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.alternet.org/story/152809/the_%241_trillion_student_loan_rip-off%3A_how_an_entire_generation_was_tricked_into_taking_on_crushing_debt_that_just_enriches_banks/

Young people accepted a home mortgage worth of debt before they ever even had a regular income based on phony promises.

How Can We Rouse Police and Other Protectors of the Corporatocracy -- "Guards" of the Status Quo -- to Join the OWS Rebellion?

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/world/152802/how_can_we_rouse_police_and_other_protectors_of_the_corporatocracy_--_%22guards%22_of_the_status_quo_--_to_join_the_ows_rebellion/

Police, teachers, the corporate press, mental health professionals -- the guards of the system -- are given small rewards to pacify and control the population.

(The Bitch)Hillary Clinton Laughs About Gadhafi's Death... - Video

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://youtu.be/fxNeW9UhhO0

Hillary seems happy that the New World Order agenda is moving along quite nicely...

Naomi Wolf arrested at OWS event for violating terms of an imaginary law - Video

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://boingboing.net/2011/10/20/naomi-wolf-arrested-at-ows-event-for-violating-terms-of-an-imaginary-law.html

Another scary outcome I discovered is that, when the protesters marched to the first precinct, the whole of Erickson Street was cordoned off – "frozen" they were told, "by Homeland Security". Obviously if DHS now has powers to simply take over a New York City street because of an arrest for peaceable conduct by a middle-aged writer in an evening gown, we have entered a stage of the closing of America, which is a serious departure from our days as a free republic in which municipalities are governed by police forces.

The Arctic and the Lessons of the Gulf

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/opinion/the-arctic-and-the-lessons-of-the-gulf.html?_r=3&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha211

The Interior Department has been inching closer to approving Royal Dutch Shell’s ambitious plans to drill for what are believed to be huge deposits of oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska.

Occupy the Boardroom: 9 Angry, Heart-Breaking Messages to Wall Street's Elites From the 99%

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.alternet.org/occupywallst/152813/occupy_the_boardroom%3A_9_angry%2C_heart-breaking_messages_to_wall_street%27s_elites_from_the_99/

If you've wondered what Occupy Wall Street was all about, these powerful messages should help clarify what's driving the movement. That photograph of well-heeled traders sipping champagne on a balcony high over Zuccotti Park as they look down on the Occupation below is already an iconic image, capturing the haughty detachment with which Big Finance has received this rapidly spreading expression of popular outrage. The movement is now using a variety of strategies to take its message directly to the "1 percent” – to make sure they can't ignore the protests from the comfort of their sheltered enclaves.

NATO’s Crimes and Mainstream Media Lies in Libya Exposed

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.silviacattori.net/article2216.html

The death of Gaddafi has finally concluded his eight- month stand-off with NATO. But as the alliance and the new Libyan government celebrate the war’s end, the untold numbers killed in the intervention cast a dark shadow over their victory.

Civilian cost of NATO victory in Libya

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.silviacattori.net/article2216.html

The death of Gaddafi has finally concluded his eight- month stand-off with NATO. But as the alliance and the new Libyan government celebrate the war’s end, the untold numbers killed in the intervention cast a dark shadow over their victory

How Greeks were driven back to the land

October 20th, 2011
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article21297

"People are coming back to farms around here that they abandoned years ago so they can grow potatoes, cabbages and vegetables to help them survive the crisis," says Petros Citouzouris, as he pruned his vines high in the mountains of Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades. The financial catastrophe in Greece is engulfing the most isolated parts of the country.

US activists blast 'media blackout' on anti-Wall Street demos

October 19th, 2011
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/9/24569/World/International/US-activists-blast-media-blackout-on-antiWall-Stre.aspx

Activists involved in ongoing 'Occupy Wall Street' protests accuse US corporate media of ignoring their cause. As the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in the US enter their third week, American critics complain that the mainstream media is doing its best to downplay the phenomenon.

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