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By Adam Curry on Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 9:36 PM.
Brian Williams predicts the big story of the week  Link permalink
Photographers in London descended on City Hall to campaign against "creeping restrictions of press freedom in the capital" that sees them banned from public spaces including Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge. Link permalink
Darpa funded Hi-tech helicopter rotor blades fitted with trailing-edge flaps like those seen on aeroplane wings offer "whisper mode" for covert (or domestic) urban operations may be on the horizon. Link permalink
Pfizer Animal Health has acknowledged a link between its Pregsure BVD vaccine and Bovine Neonatal Pancytopaenia (BNP), commonly known as Bleeding Calf Syndrome. Link permalink
Representatives from 22 countries and six international organizations meeting in Rome have agreed to set up a special fund to help finance Libyan rebels. The cash-strapped rebels had requested financial support. Link permalink
America's appetite for beef is jeopardising the world's water supply, the Prince of Wales said during a visit to the US. Link permalink
For Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley, two of Wall Street's biggest commodities-trading firms, the year's largest initial public offering represents a nightmare come true: the rise of unregulated rivals. Link permalink
The Perth Towns' of Yanchep and Two Rock met last night in united opposition to fluoridation of their drinking water. This surreptitious plan is due to commence when the town's water supply is merged with the City's main supply. Link permalink
Google is teaming with the World Bank, Sudan Institute, Voices for Sudan, The Enough Project and other organizations as well as 70 members of the Sudanese Diaspora to map South Sudan. Link permalink
If Europe is to remain relevant as an innovative economy, people need to be more positive and entrepreneurial and not let themselves be depressed by the economic crisis and subsequent austerity measures, EU council chairman Herman Van Rompuy has said. Link permalink
Bishop Raymond Lahey was stopped at Ottawa Airport after border guards found 588 images and dozens of videos of naked boys as young as eight on his computer and phone. Link permalink
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton has given several interviews over the past year where he has casually discussed the possibility of running for President in 2012. Link permalink
The levee system in Mississippi is holding for now but it has never been tested like this before, officials said. Link permalink
What the hell. If we can declare war unconstitutionally, we may as well be able to fund it the same way. The United States announced on Thursday that it would try to release some of more than $30 billion in assets seized from Libya's leader, Col. Muammar... Link permalink
Highly contagious mystery virus with AIDS-like symptoms quickly spreading throughout China. (rdwrer news feed) Link permalink
"I've got 8,000 acres underwater. I've got a winter wheat crop underwater. I've got corn that's 4 inches high underwater," said Ed C. Marshall, who farms wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum in the area. "I was six weeks away from harvesting... Link permalink
The Obama administration intends to use some of the billions of dollars in frozen assets belonging to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and his government to provide humanitarian and other assistance to Libyans affected by the ongoing civil war, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham... Link permalink
A new poll has revealed that 33% of employees have taken a business call while they sat on the toilet at home. Where do you think I'm typing this from? Link permalink
A convicted match-fixer who operated from a UK base yards from Wembley Stadium is at the centre of a major inquiry into a global corruption network that threatens the integrity of international football, an investigation by The Daily Telegraph has found. Link permalink
Tracing the distribution of fat in the brain will help the study of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, researchers in Spain say. Link permalink
Canadian researchers have developed a blood test that one day may help diagnose Alzheimer's, even in its early stages, potentially providing a longer window of opportunity for drug therapy aimed at halting progression of the disease. Link permalink
Scientists are reporting an in-depth analysis of how the caffeine in coffee, tea, and other foods seems to protect against conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and heart disease on the most fundamental levels. Link permalink
According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are "functionally illiterate." The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. Link permalink
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A senior executive of CME Group Inc. on Thursday cautioned regulators against constricting the business of high-frequency trading firms, warning that their absence could make financial markets less stable. Link permalink
Coffee, sex and blowing your nose could increase the risk of a type of stroke, say researchers in the Netherlands. Are you kidding me!? That's my three favorite things! Link permalink
The coroner at the 7/7 London bombings inquests has formally ruled that the 52 people who died in the suicide attacks were unlawfully killed.You think? Nice timing incidentally, after a day of "they are going to take revenge" news Link permalink
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria said today that she was "brainstorming" with President Barack Obama at the White House last week to "reframe the immigration argument." Link permalink
With US-Pakistan tensions continuing to rise in the wake of the Sunday raid which killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the Pakistani military has ordered the Obama Administration to slash the number of troops inside Pakistan. Link permalink
De camera's registreren en herkennen nummerplaten en wanneer blijkt dat de bestuurder van een auto al eens betrapt werd op rijden onder invloed, dan is de kans groot dat hij opnieuw moet stoppen om te blazen. Link permalink
Sheryl Cwele, the wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, was convicted Thursday on drug trafficking charges, the South African Press Association reported. Link permalink
Belgium's King Albert II refused to call elections last year because he feared the rise of Flemish republicans and separatists if Belgians were allowed to vote again following deadlock over political reform. Link permalink
Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mrs. Susan Rice, Permanent Representative of United States to the United Nations, on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic Islamic of Iran. Link permalink
On last night's âLast Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Condoleezza Rice stood firm on the Bush administration's actions in Iraq. The discussion got quite heated at points with Rice repeatedly... Link permalink
Scientists who studied several thousand subjects for eight years found that not only was low sodium intake not associated with improved health, the group that appeared to consume the least sodium had a 56 percent greater chance of death from heart attack or stroke than the group... Link permalink
No surprise, is it? Since George Santayana's famous quote ... Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it ... is no longer fashionable, we should not be shocked that research is showing that only Mentally Ill people remember things well. What is next, a... Link permalink
Today's horrendous Initial Claims number was so bad that not even CNBC tried to spin it. In fact, as John Lohman points out, it was the second biggest miss to consensus in history! Of course, seeing how this is consensus and the BLS does not reveal any unknown information,... Link permalink
Rep. David Simpson, R-Austin, said the measure - HB 1937 - aims to restore some dignity to the act of traveling. A second proposal, HB 1938, seeks to prohibit the use of full-body scanners in Texas airports. A vast majority of Texas state lawmakers support the legislation. Link permalink
Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations. The CBO report was requested by Senate... Link permalink
The Department of Homeland Security has requested that Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, remove an add-on that allows web surfers to access websites whose domain names were seized by the government for copyright infringement, Mozilla's lawyer said Thursday Link permalink
There would, as with any program, be some exceptions. For example, expedited screening might not be offered to passengers on a flight that has bookings for people on the government's "watch list" of those believed to be associated with terrorism. Also, the program... Link permalink
Since January 2010, it has staged more than 90 raids on dispensaries and growers, according to figures collected by the patient-advocacy group Americans for Safe Access. That represents a pace double the Bush administration's, says ASA spokesperson Kris Hermes. The... Link permalink
Congo's election could plunge the country into open conflict similar to that in Ivory Coast unless authorities shore up their preparations, the International Crisis Group said on Thursday. Link permalink
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, retired chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell has some choice words for former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in this clip from  Link permalink
Remarks on the situation in Syria by UN Ambassador Susan Rice following a Security Council stakeou Link permalink
While in Italy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the Libyan opposition, the future of the U.S. Relationship with Pakistan, and the now-famous photo of the White House Situation Room during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. (May 5) Link permalink
"Oil prices plunged, finishing the week at $97.18 per barrel, down $16.76, in the biggest weekly dollar loss since oil began trading on the Nymex in 1983." - in CNBC Link permalink
Matthews played video of Hillary suggesting that rather than reacting in horror, she was merely stifling a cough. Link permalink
...a peer-reviewed journal indexed by the National Library of Medicine, found that nations with higher (worse) infant mortality rates tend to give their infants more vaccine doses. For example, the United States requires infants to receive 26 vaccines -- the most in the world --... Link permalink
The Sunday morning talk shows are going to feature, Bush's former, Sec. of Homeland Security (Chertoff), Bush's former CIA director (Hayden), Bush's former vice president (Cheney), Sec. of Defense (Rumsfeld), Bush's former Sec of State (Rice), and former... Link permalink
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"The Department of Justice remains firmly committed to enforcing the federal law and the Controlled Substances Act in all states," Walsh wrote. "Thus, if the provisions of H.B. 1043 are enacted and become law, the Department will continue to carefully consider all... Link permalink
And a lot of them can be found in the media sector. Link permalink
Despite fuel crisis, Israel has enough supplies to renew all flights Head of Ben-Gurion International Airport says all grounded flights are set to take off using fuel from Israel's emergency supplies, following a mysterious contamination that brought Israel's air... Link permalink
Ireland is no longer a sovereign state but an impoverished suburb of Brussels. Four million people are mired deep in a collective debt that is not of their own making, while persons unknown decide just how much more we "owe" Link permalink
It is a sign of the arrogance of the English media that the Scottish elections have been so greatly ignored up until now, because their impact will be strongly felt. The SNP have promised to hold a referendum on independence, and have summarily won in a landslide. So, where... Link permalink
The jobless rate climbed to 9 percent, the first increase since November, a separate survey of households showed. Link permalink
The most obvious effect of this statement from al-Qaida is to kill off some, if not all, of the rapidly multiplying conspiracy theories claiming Bin Laden is not dead. A poll published in Pakistan shows that 66% of people believe the man killed was not Osama bin Laden. Now, the... Link permalink
Later, commenting on the meeting, spokesperson to the President, Farhatullah Babar said that matters regarding fight against militancy and the recent development besides Pak-US bilateral relations, strategic dialogues, today's round of Pak-US-Afghanistan tripartite talks... Link permalink
Al Qaeda released a statement on jihadist forums Friday confirming the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors Islamist websites....The statement, translated by SITE, lauded the late militant, threatened to take action against... Link permalink
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SITE Institute - SourceWatch. (w.tromp news feed) Link permalink
SITE Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (w.tromp news feed) Link permalink
Said to be part of the Operation Earnest Voice (OEV) program, a psychological warfare weapon first used in Iraq to counter al-Qaida's online followers, the goal of this latest project is twofold: To argue against extremist propaganda and to make sure"the world... Link permalink
JP Morgan, which just reported that it lost money on exactly zero days in Q1, averaged $112 million in daily trading revenue and had 7 days in which the firm had trading profits of "more" than $160 million, including 2 days unbounded by an upper limit range. Next, we... Link permalink
[VIDEO] On April 13, the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) sent a letter to CBS containing misinformation about NVIC in an attempt to strong arm the network into taking the vaccine education message down before it was scheduled to end on April 28. The AAP... Link permalink
An EU official said the organization next week will freeze the assets of 13 Syrian government officials and ban them from traveling anywhere in the European Union. Syrian President Bashar Assad will not be affected. Last week, President Barack Obama imposed financial penalties... Link permalink
A pending federal crackdown on Colorado's medical marijuana patients and wellness providers will destroy livelihoods, hurt the economy and cost Colorado Springs and El Paso County precious new tax revenues. The Obama administration is backing off its principled state's... Link permalink
The Patriot Act is up for renewal this month. This legislation was initially enacted as a supposedly temporary measure in the wake of 9-11, but portions of it have been made permanent, and the remaining provisions have been extended four times and are set to sunset on May 27th.... Link permalink
Revenues for Q1 2011 were $844 million, an increase of 33% from the first quarter of 2010. Operating income for the first quarter was $154 million, an increase of 50% from the first quarter of 2010. Link permalink
If homebuying trends hold as measured by DataQuick's Orange County homebuying report, 2011 will have started with sales running 33% below a 23-year average - and the third slowest sales pace in a year's first four months since 1988. Link permalink
A series of gunfire and bomb attacks, including a suicide car bombing, killed up to 33 people and wounded some 87 others in Iraq on Thursday, despite tight security measures for fear of revenge attacks after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Link permalink
In the wake of initial disappointing ratings for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, its head, Christina Norman, has abruptly left the 4-month-old channel, reports the AP. Link permalink
A few months ago we looked at Irish CurrencyFair, a peer-to-peer site that effectively removes banks and other middlemen from currency exchange. Pushing the peer-to-peer concept even further into the world of finance, Bitcoin is a collectively managed and open-source digital... Link permalink
CNN's doc, Sanjay Gupta is looking into the mirror again and he likes what he sees. Osama bin Laden is dead and Dr. Gupta could not wait to vicariously examine the body. Link permalink
Several states, including Minnesota, Iowa and Florida, are considering legislation that would make it a felony for activists and journalists to carry out undercover investigations of agribusiness operations, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Kansas and Montana already have... Link permalink
The debt crisis in Greece has taken on a dramatic new twist. Sources with information about the government's actions have informed SPIEGEL ONLINE that Athens is considering withdrawing from the euro zone. Link permalink
A 55-year-old man in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has become the 12th patient in Vietnam to die from the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, so far this year. The man, whose name was not revealed, died on Thursday after one week of treatment. Link permalink
As a lawyer who specialises in paedophile cases, Dun Vibol defends some of the most controversial criminals in Cambodia. From his modest office at an independent law firm next to Phnom Penh Municipal Court, the 33-year-old has acted for more than 35 foreigners in sex and drug... Link permalink
The Secretary General of the Association of South East Asian Nations admitted its failure to resolve Cambodia and Thailand's border dispute had become embarrassing yesterday, as delegates at a Phnom Penh conference of the... Link permalink
A Roseville man's attorney has announced that his client's principal defense will be temporary insanity caused by low sodium in his bloodstream, aggravated by a trumatic head injury he suffered at age 12 in an auto accident that killed his father Link permalink
Alassane Ouattara, friend of the IMF and UN was sworn in Friday as president of Ivory Coast, ending a months-long political standoff. France supported Ouattara on his rise to power with both weapons, training and boots on the ground. Link permalink
One major aspect of the Gardasil I neglected to mention, the vaccine also causes sterility in young women - based on Dr. Leonard Horowitz's findings. Link permalink
[VIDEO] Yemen-based Anwar al-Awlaki is scheduled to replace the late Osama bin Laden, according to news reports. Link permalink
Hillary Clinton tells Julia Roberts her thoughts on hair styles. Link permalink
This morning, Squawk on the Street"s Erin Burnett bid adieu to her CNBC viewers and there was likely not a dry eye in the studio as the business news vet was given a heartfelt send-off by her longtime co-host, Mark Haines. Link permalink
This Act may be cited as the 'See Something, Say Something Act of 2011'. Link permalink
If implemented, the executive order would require companies bidding for federal contracts to disclose their contributions to parties and candidates, as well as donations to third-party entities that spend funds on "independent expenditures and electioneering... Link permalink
The discovery of materials at Osama bin Laden's compound that included notes proposing a bridge attack to derail a passenger train prompted Massachusetts and national transportation agencies yesterday to continue their enhanced scrutiny, with more visible... Link permalink
Uganda has already started cashing in on petrol dollars even when it has not yet started its commercial oil production...In March, British oil company Tullow sold one third of its interest to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and the other third to France 's... Link permalink
The billions spent on France's military forays abroad have already accounted for the year's entire defence budget. And with Paris only increasing its foreign adventures, the political price could also be costly for the French President. Link permalink
The deal was torpedoed from an unexpected direction. At a conference call with the G7 finance ministers, the haircut was vetoed by US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner who, as his payment of $13 billion from government-owned AIG to Goldman Sachs showed, believes that bankers... Link permalink
Minor delays on BART trains in Oakland Friday morning were apparently caused by an unruly passenger talking loudly about weapons of mass destruction, a passenger said on the microblogging website Twitter. The police activity started at about 9:15 a.m. and was causing delays of... Link permalink
"Before risking other people's money Portugal should first sell its family jewels, especially its gold reserves," Frank Schaffler, a member of the pro-business FDP liberal party, told Bild newspaper. Schäffler last year made himself hugely unpopular... Link permalink
REFRESHER: Here's Who Gets Slammed If Greece Restructures. (w.tromp news feed) Link permalink
While Libyan rebels struggle to push the front line west, lawyers in the east are attacking satellite networks that air Moamer Kadhafi's TV channels because they incite "hate and violence." Link permalink
The Qatari prime minister said that Kuwait had already contributed $180m and Qatar between $400m to $500m to the Temporary Funding Mechanism. Link permalink
The Vicky Cristina Barcelona star is backing the Raise Hope for the Congo organization's campaign The Enough Project, which highlights how sex attacks on women are common during an ongoing turf war to control the area's minerals. Link permalink
An airline is investigating the removal of two imams from a flight headed to North Carolina, ostensibly because passengers felt uncomfortable with their presence of the pair -- both clad in Islamic attire. The incident occurred Friday on an Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight... Link permalink
HBO has debuted the trailer for its upcoming film, "Too Big To Fail," a star-studded adaptation of New York Times reporter Andrew Sorkin's inside look at the financial crisis and the government's mammoth fiscal response. Link permalink
Sources warn that the rising acrimony between Washington and Islamabad may well deter Pakistani intelligence from fingering more wanted al Qaeda figures and their hideouts - or even encourage the ISI to stand aside when Taliban goes for American targets in revenge for bin... Link permalink
The project comes amid frustration over the slow pace of reconstruction from an earthquake that the Haitian government said killed more than 300,000 people and displaced about 2 million. Link permalink
A journalist was shot dead on Friday in an area of Algeria where insurgents linked to al Qaeda are active, a security official said. Link permalink
The company said it lost $8.7 billion in the first three months of the year. Those losses led Fannie to request more than three times the federal aid it sought in the previous quarter. Link permalink
RT is increasingly backing up this (real) reason for the Lybian invasion. That in itself is suspicious enough, RT would never stick with a story that doesn't please the Kremlin. Link permalink
Or, more than 1/2 of Humboldt County's schools are just above average in California. Doesn't sound that good really. Link permalink
Considered it as an auspicious day, people prefer to buy gold on Akshay Tritiya. They feel it is the best thing to invest in and at the right time. But this year gold sales are 33% up, perhaps a sign of the times with uncertainty in the currency market. Link permalink
Facebook used to block their pages and Ukraine's secret service has threatened them with violence: With a mix of political protest and eye-catching eroticism, the women's rights group Femen has inspired fear in Ukrainian authorities with its fight against prostitution... Link permalink
In Haiti, a US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded agricultural project accepted the Monsanto  permalink
As some states seek to institutionalize medical marijuana, federal prosecutors are suddenly asserting themselves, casting new uncertainty on an issue. Link permalink
Counting is continuing today to decide three seats up for grabs in Tasmania's Legislative Council Elections. The Police, Education and Children's Minister Lin Thorp is ahead on primary votes at 33%. Interesting job combination that. Link permalink
A new U.S. military satellite launched into orbit Saturday (May 7) on a mission to enhance the country's missile defense and detection capabilities. The satellite blasted off atop an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket from a seaside pad here at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at... Link permalink
Brian Haubert grabs some pamphlets and marches toward the flea market in Palmyra, N.J. Armed with a poster that trumpets Judgment Day on May 21, 2011, he braces for rejection. Announcing God's wrath is not always a popular message. "I've been called a... Link permalink
President Barack Obama's promised trip to Pakistan this year, once seen as a reward for a key ally in the fight against terrorism, is now a looming headache for the White House as it tries to determine whether the government in Islamabad was complicit in allowing Osama bin... Link permalink
A man-in-the-middle attack is being run against users of the secure version of Facebook in Syria, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warns. The HTTPS version of the Facebook site relies on a digital certificate unsigned by any Certificate Authority and probable re-routing... Link permalink
Prince William's brother-in-law James Middleton allegedly pretended to be a lawyer trying to be get at least two websites to take down old photographs of him naked and participating in a mock gay sex act. What a douchebag! Link permalink
Oregon resident Karen Butler had a minor mouth surgery and woke with a strange new accent an odd mixture of Irish, Scottish and northern "British". To my ears, none of the above. It's more South Africa come Swedish. And where IS northern "British"? Link permalink
Special envoy to afghanistan and pakistan Link permalink
Latest news from the vaccine inoculation front Link permalink
SANTA FE (KRQE) - New Mexico and the country's first human plague case of 2011 has been confirmed in a Santa Fe County man, the state Department of Health reported Friday. Link permalink
High gas prices under obama good, high gas prices under bush bad. Link permalink
So many people fell in love with Herman Cain after the debates on Thursday night and it absolutely puzzled me that so few people actually took the time to research this man rather than listen to the slick talk of a former head of a Federal Reserve Bank.  Link permalink
Glencore goes public, the next day oil prices dropped, coincidence? I think not! Link permalink
May 06, 2011 MSNBC Link permalink
Bill Gertz reported by telephone on the videotapes of Osama bin Laden released that day by the Department of Defense and the briefing on the tapes that he attended. Portions of the tapes were shown in the background. Link permalink
In a fiery interview on CNN's In the Arena, John Yoo, the Bush Administration deputy assistant attorney general who wrote the torture memos on enhanced interrogation, talked to Eliot Spitzer about his belief that Osama bin... Link permalink
Of course it really could be technical difficulties. ;) Link permalink
Weekly Address: Clean Energy to Out-Innovate the Rest of the World | The White House Link permalink
Allies of Iran's president Ahmadinejad have been accused of using supernatural powers to further his policies amid a bitter power struggle between him and the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Sounds like CIA black propaganda to me. Link permalink
Bin Laden's wife of 10 years, Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, 29, may be extradited from Pakistan to US custody for questioning. Here's an idea... why didn't you just question HIM. Link permalink
The Euro train plods on towards the chasm with now end in sight. Stressed eurozone states from Portugal to Finland faced up Saturday to the need to renegotiate Greece's bailout repayments as "catastrophic" Athens finances returned to haunt the EU. Link permalink
European Union diplomats agreed to impose sanctions on 13 top Syrian officials, but not on President Bashar al-Assad, even as thousands defied a formidable miliary presence to protest against the regime. Link permalink
Wild chimpanzees use at least 66 distinct gestures to communicate with each other, according to scientists. Study results are nicely timed for the release of the new "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" movie. Link permalink
"We reserve the right to disclose any information about you to law enforcement authorities or to a requesting third party, without notice, in order to comply with any applicable laws and/or requests under legal process, to operate our systems properly, to protect the... Link permalink
"We offer CEOs of Fortune 500 companies advice from the battlefield to the boardroom to make sense of the chaos in places like the Middle East." Link permalink
China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan conducted a joint anti-terror drill in the restive western region Xinjiang, where anger against Beijing has led to attacks on police, state media reported Saturday. Link permalink
Dawood Ibrahim seems to be untouchable and may be working with the CIA, Mossad, ISI and other security services. Link permalink
A political author whose face Nicolas Sarkozy threatened to "smash in" over claims Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was a "maneater" has seen his state television show shelved, sparking claims that the French president was involved in the move. Link permalink
The methodology chosen by the European Commission, the EU's regulatory arm, is illegal and discriminates against coal-based energy production, said Zbigniew Kamienski, deputy director at the economic development department of Poland's Economy Ministry. Poland may sue... Link permalink
A "mystery woman" appears in the published photos of Obama's entourage in the White House situation room during the Obama raid: one Audrey Tomason, "director for counterterrorism," Link permalink
"The best thing we need to do as a country is to go to countries that have dealt with terrorism for a long time," Perlstein added. Trains have been hit by terrorists all over the world, from London to Tokyo. Link permalink
A total of six cars derailed before striking a group of 20 stationary tanker cars on a side track, including 13 ethanol tanker cars. Williams told KGW the conductor and engineer aboard seemed to have taken every possible emergency action at the time of the derailment. He... Link permalink
A shipment of potentially infectious polio virus destined for a South African research centre is missing after the vehicle carrying it was hijacked in Johannesburg, officials said Wednesday. Link permalink
The potentially deadly virus is considered a biohazard, said South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), though the government research centre's deputy director downplayed the threat of a polio outbreak. permalink
The utilities that supply water to South Florida residents can't account for more than 33 million gallons of water lost in delivery every day â€" all while users are being asked to cut back lawn watering in the name of conservation. Leaking pipes, faulty... Link permalink
[VIDEO] An early read of the materials seized from Osama bin Laden's compound has not yet produced evidence of a specific, imminent terror plot against the U.S., but does show the group continues to have murderous aspirations, according to... Link permalink
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) -- US drones fired a salvo of missiles into a compound in Pakistan's tribal district of North Waziristan on Friday, killing eight suspected militants including Al-Qaeda members, officials said. The attack came just four days after... Link permalink
Could she be the woman who headed the Al-Qaeda Unit and kept that German citizen Khalid al-Masri locked up for weeks because she had "a gut feeling he was bad"? Who was reported this year as someone who "regularly briefs Panetta"? Link permalink
Arab TV is reporting that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been asked to resign by the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei. This is breaking news so we will provide updates as and when we receive them. Update PBS' Muhammad Sahimi has recently posted this insightful... Link permalink
The 69-year-old who grew marijuana to help his cancer-stricken wife was sentenced to jail on Friday morning Gary Burton must serve 60-days behind bars for growing two pot plants in Chippewa Lake. He will also serve 30 days house arrest and will undergo drug testing for two... Link permalink
The U.S. launched a drone strike in Yemen on Thursday aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical cleric suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks in the U.S, but he evaded the missile, Yemeni and U.S. officials said. Link permalink
[VIDEO] Here's the UFO vid, not sure if real (My New Feed) Link permalink
According to state health officials in New Jersey, an unidentified Camden County man with probable measles may have exposed an unknown number of people at public locations in South Jersey between April 21 and 24. Link permalink
A growing number of U.S. kids traveling abroad were infected with measles, indicating that "imported" measles put U.S. kids at risk, health officials said on Thursday. Link permalink
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging international travelers to get vaccinated against measles and rubella before visiting the Western Hemisphere, to reduce the risk of reintroducing these two diseases, which have been eliminated... Link permalink
Already there have been 89 cases reported so far. The U.S. normally sees only about 50 cases of measles in a year thanks to vaccinations. Link permalink
Scientists, researchers, military personnel and astronauts have been talking about UFOs for years. Recently some major governments like UK, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, New Zealand have begun to make their files on UFOs public. Even Chile government reopened... Link permalink
The law here is very much in flux, and the different rulings often depend very much on the specific details of the acts in question. In this latest case, a student who was running for Senior Class Secretary was officially barred from running, from speaking at an assembly for the candidates, and then from accepting the position after she was elected anyway... because she had complained publicly about what happened with a "battle-of-the-bands" event called Jamfest. The details on what happened with Jamfest are a bit disputed, but either way, the student, Avery Doninger, wrote up a blog post that referred to school officials as "douchebags," concerning their actions related to Jamfest, which resulted in the school's actions over the student council election.  Link permalink
Hasidic Paper Removes Hillary Clinton From Osama Picture Situation Room Osama Bin Laden Hit Hillary Clinton in picture 5-5-11 Der Tzitung cuts Hillary Clinton out of the iconic picture of government leaders watching the Bin Laden hit [photos following - see the link] Link permalink
Ahmadinjead allies arrested on suspicion of sorcery By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS 05/06/2011 12:35 Arrests come after Iranian president's strained relationship with Ayatollah leads him to boycott cabinet meeting. Allies of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were... Link permalink
US hopes to unfreeze 'substantial sum' for Libya Clinton says she'll petition Congress to make portion of frozen Libyan assets available to meet humanitarian needs, won't name exact amount. Link permalink
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under three different administrations Steve R. Pieczenik says he is prepared to tell a federal grand jury the name of a top general who told him directly 9/11 was a false flag attack Link permalink
Years ago, a defense attorney had claimed his client had committed a murder because of the effect of eating too many Twinkies.  WWJ's Rob Sanford says now, a Roseville man is claiming he became violent because of low sodium. Link permalink
Attorney Orly Taitz Thrown Off MSNBC For Bringing Up Obama's Social Security Number Reserved For Connecticut Applicants...The Segment Aired 4/27/2011 - Link permalink
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pasadena, California; Oral Arguments; Keyes-Barnett-Drake et. al., v. Obama Keyes/Drake et. al., vs. Obama. Plaintiffs include 10 state representatives and 30 members of the U.S. military. - 5/2/2011 - - Link permalink
George Clooney's girlfriend Elizabetta Canalis is obviously more confident in her body than most - allowing unaltered pictures to be released form her new campaign for animal charity PETA. Link permalink
The 32-year-old model and TV host stripped off for the charity's latest anti-fur adverts in which she posed completely naked in front of a simple blue background. permalink
A young girl's true calling keeps calling and calling. Link permalink
Pacific Gas & Electric, a California-based utility, has been plagued with issues during their major push to get smart meters installed in every household in their area, from complaints about possible health issues to human roadblocks keeping workers from getting to homes for installations. But one complaint about faulty pricing actually has a little bearing. The utility just announced the need to replace 1,600 meters after a "rare" defect that impacted the bills of the customers was discovered. Link permalink
Please be advised that American Express will no longer allow transactions to be processed at Medical Marijuana dispensaries. Link permalink
Amtrak is calling Saturday "National Train Day," and the rail carrier is holding other events in cities nationwide, including Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Link permalink
It passed on a 266-149 vote, with 33 Democrats in the majority. Lease sales are the first step in a multiyear process that can culminate in drilling. Link permalink
Police in Escondido, California smashed the window of a car during a sobriety checkpoint in which the drivers refused to hand over identification or roll down their vehicle's window. Link permalink
David Morrison, Astrobiology Senior Scientist at NASA, in an official communication on March 1st acknowledged no threat from Elenin. Ten days later Elenin came into alignment with the earth and the sun . . . and Japan was almost destroyed. Link permalink
Let's start with the first government official you identified, Marc Grossman, then the third highest-ranking official at the State Department. Link permalink
They all increase blood pressure which could result in blood vessels bursting, according to research published in the journal Stroke. Link permalink
The Stroke Association said more research was needed to see if the triggers caused the rupture. permalink
"DHS issued an intelligence message May 5 to its federal, state, local and tribal partners about potential Al-Qa'ida contemplation in February 2010 of plots against the U.S. rail sector. For the same reason, the Transportation Security Administration will issue a bulletin to rail sector stakeholders. We have no information of any imminent terrorist threat to the U.S. rail sector, but wanted to make our partners aware of the alleged plotting; it is unclear if any further planning has been conducted since February of last year. Link permalink
The plan is a part of the administration's Transportation Opportunities Act, an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly.  Link permalink
To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions. Link permalink
Today's employment report shows that private sector payrolls increased by 268,000 in April, the strongest monthly growth in five years. The economy has added 2.1 million private sector jobs over 14 consecutive months, including more than 800,000 jobs since the beginning of the year. The unemployment rate rose to 9.0 percent, but remains 0.8 percentage point below its November level. Link permalink
Robert Reich, former Sect'y of Labor, connects the economic dots from attacks on public employees and unions to growing concentration of wealth in America. Link permalink

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