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24.Jan.2007 Terrorismus: Al- Qaida warnt USA vor Anschlag in unvorstellbarer Größe

Trotz 269 bestätigter Infektionen - und mehr als 163 Todesfällen - bei Menschen weltweit, ist die Vogelgrippe eine Tierseuche. Das Säugetier Homo sapiens stellt für den Erreger keinen guten Wirt dar. Das Virus schafft es kaum, über die Atemwege in den Körper einzudringen. Doch, so die Befürchtung, Katzen und andere Tiere könnten auf dem Weg zum fatalen Spezies-Sprung gute Trainingsobjekte abgeben.

"Vielleicht sind Katzen der Zwischenwirt für H5N1"

Es sei bekannt, dass die Pandemie der Spanischen Grippe aus dem Jahr 1918 auf ein Vogelgrippevirus zurückging, das sich in einem Wirt, wahrscheinlich in Schweinen, an Säugetiere angepasst habe, sagte Albert Osterhaus von der Erasmus-Universität in Rotterdam dem "New Scientist". "Vielleicht sind Katzen der Zwischenwirt für H5N1."

Darüber hinaus habe Frey glaubhaft machen können, "dass er wesentlich mehr als die Allgemeinheit durch Angriffe auf Leib und Leben gefährdet ist", hieß es in Begründung des Gerichts. Auf sein Verlagsgebäude wurden 1977 Sprengstoffanschläge verübt, 1994 hatte das Bundeskriminalamt Hinweise auf ein geplantes Attentat durch ein ausländisches Terrorkommando. Die Entscheidung ist noch nicht rechtskräftig.
Irak- Strategie: Abfuhr für Bush im Senatsausschuss

25.Jan.2007 Vogelgrippe: Katzen in Indonesien sollen H5N1- Antikörper tragen
24.Jan.2007 Venezuela Boosts Dollar Sales By 90 %, Barroso Says : Venezuela has boosted daily dollar sales by as much as 90 % this year to keep up with a surge in demand for imports from local manufacturers, said Manuel Barroso, whose office controls foreign exchange sales in the country.

25.Jan.2007 Panama's Noriega set to be released: Noriega, the military ruler toppled by a massive U.S. invasion of his country

00.000.1989 -in late- was automatically eligible for parole after serving close to two-thirds of his 30-year federal sentence.

24.Jan.2007 In case you missed it: "The Panama Deception" : Video: This film shows how the U.S. attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. (Sound familiar?). The excuse given was to get the drug lord, General Noriega, who had been on the CIA's payroll for 20 years.

24.Jan.2007 Family says former Chilean president was assassinated under U.S. supported Pinochet, files suit: : The family of former Chilean President Eduardo Frei Montalva filed a criminal complaint on Wednesday claiming the former leader was assassinated by poisoning 00.000.1982.

24.Jan.2007 EU committee slams Irish complicity in CIA "torture flights": The Irish Government is coming for more severe criticism today over the use of Shannon Airport by planes involved in the Bush administration's rendition programme.

24.Jan.2007 In case you missed it; The postwar photographs that British authorities tried to keep hidden: For almost 60 years, the evidence of Britain's clandestine torture programme in postwar Germany has lain hidden in the government's files. Harrowing photographs of young men who had survived being systematically starved, as well as beaten

24.Jan.2007 Gonzales says the Constitution doesn't guarantee habeas corpus : Attorney general's remarks on citizens' right astound the chair of Senate judiciary panel

24.Jan.2007 Huge majority say civil liberty curbs a 'price worth paying' to fight terror: Research finds most support compulsory ID cards, with phone tapping, curfews and tagging for suspects

24.Jan.2007 UK: 'There is no war on terror': The director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald, put himself at odds with the home secretary and Downing Street last night by denying that Britain is caught up in a "war on terror" and calling for a "culture of legislative restraint" in passing laws to deal with terrorism.

24.Jan.2007 'I was set up by White House to shield aide': A key aide to Vice President Dick Cheney was "set up" by the White House over the leaking of a CIA operative's identity as a way of protecting President George W Bush's chief adviser, a court heard yesterday.

24.Jan.2007 Senate Republicans block minimum wage hike: Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, demanding it first include small-business tax relief.
24.Jan.2007 Senate Panel Votes Against Bush on Iraq : The Democratic-controlled Senate Foreign Relations Committee dismissed President Bush's plans to increase troops strength in Iraq on Wednesday as ``not in the national interest,'' an unusual wartime repudiation of the commander-in-chief. The vote was 12-9 and largely along party lines.

24.Jan.2007 Japan minister: Iraq war a mistake : Japan's defence minister has called the US war on Iraq a "mistake" and said he never supported it.

24.Jan.2007 War pimp alert: US seeks change in Iran ties with Iraq -ambassador: The USA will present evidence of Iranian agents' hostile activities in Iraq soon and hopes arrests of Iranians will push Tehran to change its diplomatic ties with Iraq, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday.

24.Jan.2007 War pimp alert: Israel faces nuclear Holocaust warns Gingrich: Gingrich, who addressed the conference via satellite from the USA, said he thought Israel's existence was under threat again for the first time in 40 years.

24.Jan.2007 Manufacturing consent for war : N Korea helping Iran with nuclear testing : North Korea is helping Iran to prepare an underground nuclear test similar to the one Pyongyang carried out last year.

24.Jan.2007 U.S. warns Iran to back down: "The Middle East isn't a region to be dominated by Iran. The Gulf isn't a body of water to be controlled by Iran. That's why we've seen the USA station two carrier battle groups in the region," Burns said in an address to the Dubai-based Gulf Research Center, an influential think-tank.

24.Jan.2007 Iran receives Russian air defense missiles, defense minister says: Iran has received a Russian air defense missile system, the Iranian defense minister said Wednesday.

24.Jan.2007 Belarus, Iran sign memorandum of understanding on defense : A memorandum of understanding on defense cooperation was signed between Belarus and Iran during a visit by the ex-Soviet nation's defense minister to the Islamic Republic, the Belarusian ministry's press service said Wednesday.

24.Jan.2007 Russian defense minister bristles at U.S. missile defense plans : Russia's defense minister on Wednesday harshly criticized U.S. plans to deploy missile defense sites in central Europe, saying that Moscow doesn't trust American claims that they are intended to counter missile threats posed by Iran and North Korea.
24.Jan.2007 Women and children injured as US helicopters strike buildings in Baghdad:

A local journalist said he helped transport 37 wounded people to hospital, including women and children, in three ambulances that managed to get through the security cordon.
Big Oil, Big Brother Win Big in the State of the Union -By Greg Palast
There was that tongue again. When the President lies he’s got this weird nervous tick: He sticks the tip of his tongue out between his lips. Like a little boy who knows he’s fibbing. Like a snake licking a rat. In his State of the Union tonight the President did his tongue thing 124 times — my kids kept count. But it wasn’t all rat-licking lies.

24.Jan.2007 Your Local Police Force Has Been Militarized -Paul Craig Roberts
In recent years American police forces have called out SWAT teams 40,000 or more times annually. Last year did you read in your newspaper or hear on TV news of 110 hostage or terrorist events each day? No. What then were the SWAT teams doing? They were serving routine warrants to people who posed no danger to the police or to the public.

24.Jan.2007 Hey, Gang of 500 - Fox News is Not a Real News Outlet -By Cenk Uygur
This blog post was put together by a number of people in the progressive movement who believe that journalism matters and that Fox News Channel does great disservice to the institution of the media (perhaps intentionally) by pretending to be legitimate members of the press.

24.Jan.2007 End Corporate Control Over Our Media-By Sen. Bernie Sanders:
If You Are Concerned About Health Care, Iraq, the Economy, Global Warming You Must Be Concerned About Corporate Control of the Media.
Audio and transcript

24.Jan.2007 In case you missed it? Chalmers Johnson: ”The Last Days of the American Republic. ” Video Interview and Transcript
The largest element in our budget of discretionary spending goes for national security. We are spending today more on national defense, so-called really on war, than all the other nations on earth combined.

That’s an astonishing figure. Its also amazing to see that perhaps, 20,000 insurgents in Iraq have fought to a standstill 130,000 of the most-highly trained, heavily equipped troops on earth. Continue 
24.Jan.2007 The Democratic-controlled Senate Foreign Relations Committee dismissed Bush's plans to increase troops strength in Iraq on Wednesday as "not in the national interest," an unusual wartime repudiation of the commander in chief.
At the Same Point in His Presidency, Bill Clinton Spoke of a State of the Union that Actually WAS Strong -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
Bush?s State of the Moron Address: He is Killing Us Softly With His Wrong, Killing Us Softly. -- A BuzzFlash Editorial

24.Jan.2007 Libby Trial Update: Ari Fleischer Pleaded the Fifth and Then Got Immunity from Prosecution in Exchange for Cooperating with Fitzgerald's Probe 1/25
Kerry bows out of '08 presidential race 1/25

24.Jan.2007 The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.
"We will be showing him the way": Watch Webb's searing response to SOTU. He rips Bush a new one: "The president took us into this war recklessly," the Democrats' chosen messenger, Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, said in response to Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday evening. "We are now, as a nation, held hostage to the predictable ? and predicted ? disarray that has followed."

24.Jan.2007 Jeff Cohen: Jim Webb Offers the Democratic Response. . .to Hillary and Obama -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
"Blame and Run": The Cabal Is Trolling for a Scapegoat -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution

24.Jan.2007 Neither Bush nor Webb mentioned the gov't rountinely violating our Constitutional rights.
They violate the 1st Amendment by opening mail, caging demonstrators and banning books like "America Deceived" from Amazon.
They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns during Katrina.
They violate the 4th Amendment by conducting warrant-less wiretaps.
They violate the 5th and 6th Amendment by suspending habeas corpus.
They violate the 8th Amendment by torturing.
They violate the entire Constitution by starting 2 illegal wars based on lies and on behalf of a foriegn gov't.
Last link (unless Google Books caves to the gov't and drops the title):
America Deceived (book) # posted by Anonymous :
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24.Jan.2007 One nation, under Choice Point Greg Palast has an important response to the State of the Union speech: First, there was the announcement the regime will, “give employers the tools to verify the legal status of their workers.” In case you missed that one, the President is talking about creating a federal citizen profile database.
There’s a problem with that idea. It’s against the law... And: Will Big Brother abuse these snoop lists? The biggest purveyor of such hit lists is Choice Point, Inc. – those characters who, before the 2000 election, helped Jeb Bush purge innocent voters as “felons” from Florida voter rolls. Will they abuse the new super-lists? Does Dick Cheney shoot in the woods?

24.Jan.2007 Vergewaltigungsvorwürfe: Israels Premier fordert Rücktritt des Präsidenten
Tote Gänse: Vogelgrippe in Ungarn ausgebrochen
24.Jan.2007 Wintereinbruch: Heftiger Schneefall legt Süddeutschland lahm
24.Jan.2007 Nichtraucher werden: Neuer Wirkstoff soll Entzug erleichtern
24.Jan.2007 Der Fall Murat Kurnaz: Zwischen Raushauen und Raushalten

24.Jan.2007 Vergewaltigungsvorwürfe: Israels Präsident pokert mit Rückzug auf Raten
24.Jan.2007 Urteil: Gericht stoppt Urheberrechtsabgabe auf Computerdrucker
24.Jan.2007 Katastrophenschutz in New York: Warten auf die Apokalypse
24.Jan.2007 Wirtschaftsgipfel in Davos: Manager sind so optimistisch wie lange nicht mehr
24.Jan.2007 Java: Schlammvulkan wird Krater bilden
24.Jan.2007 Rede zur Lage der Nation: Lob für Bushs Klima- Wandel

24.Jan.2007 RAF- Häftlinge: "Im Versöhnungsgesülze wird die Chance auf Aufklärung verspielt"
24.Jan.2007 Bestechungsskandal: Staatsanwalt ermittelt in GEZ- Affäre gegen Versicherer
24.Jan.2007 «HE COMES FROM ODESSA. AND THIS MEANS...» - MIKHAIL GOLD -... as among those greeting the crew were ODESSA's heads - general von Allen and SS sturmbannfuehrer Friedrich Schwend (a Nazi treasurer in Latin America). ...
24.Jan.2007 IWG - Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (RG 263 -Finally, Barbie (like Mengele), had some contact in South America with Friedrich (Federico) Schwend . Schwend had specialized during World War II in ...
24.Jan.2007 Nosso objetivo é ajudar donos de cães barulhentos a melhorar a situação por meio de gerenciamento do problema, compreendendo por que o cão está fazendo ...
24.Jan.2007 Archivsuche - SPIEGEL Digital - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten TV-Beiträge : Bushs perfekte Propaganda -Maschine. Die US-Regierung bietet einen Service für amerikanische Lokal-Sender, den diese immer häufiger nutzen:,1518,346401,00.html
Bordellskandal bei GEZ: Staatsanwalt ermittelt auch gegen Versicherer
Drohende Anklage: Israels Präsident Katsav lässt Amt nach Vergewaltigungsvorwürfen ruhen
24.Jan.2007 Wintereinbruch: Süddeutschland versinkt im Schnee
Bestechungsverdacht: Ermittler durchsuchen Wohnung von AMB- Generali- Chef

24.Jan.2007 China: Schreiender Junge erschreckt Hühner buchstäblich zu Tode
24.Jan.2007 Urteil: Haftstrafe für Handel mit Selbstmordpillen

24.Jan.2007 RAF- Debatte: Die Chance der späten Gnade

24.Jan.2007 Seltene Filmaufnahmen: Japaner fangen exotischen Tiefsee- Hai

24.Jan.2007 Fall Kurnaz: Verwirrung um US- Angebot

24.Jan.2007 Protest gegen Präsidenten: Bush- Rede bringt Demokraten in Rage
24.Jan.2007 Chinesische Zoos: Hungerdrama hinter Gitterstäben

00.000.1981 Rupert Murdoch's News International acquired the Times titles, but the Conservative government never referred the purchase to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, mainly because the previous owners, The Thomson Corporation, had threatened to close the papers down if they were not taken over by someone else within an allotted time + it was feared that any legal delay to Murdoch's takeover might lead to the two titles' demise. This was despite the fact that the takeover gave Murdoch the control of four national newspapers; The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and the News of the World . News Corp also owns the Fox Network. News International is the majority shareholder of BSkyB and James Murdoch is CEO.
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The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom + Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. Times Newspapers also owns The Times, but the two papers were founded independently + only

00.000.1966 came under common ownership.

00.000.1981 Rupert Murdoch's News International acquired the papers.

While its sister paper, The Times, holds a substantially smaller circulation than the largest-circulation UK quality daily, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times occupies a dominant position in the quality Sunday market;

its 1.3m circulation equals The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and The Independent on Sunday combined. It maintains the larger broadsheet format and has said that it will continue to do so.
24.Jan.2007 today's papers
A Modest Proposal - By Daniel Politi
All the papers lead with the State of the Union address, where President Bush urged bipartisan support for, what the
New York Times calls, "a modest agenda" on domestic issues and asked lawmakers to give his new plan for Iraq a chance to work. USA Today says Bush spent "less than half" of his speech talking about domestic policy issues, mainly education, energy, tax breaks (or increases) for health insurance + immigration. All the papers note the changes on Capitol Hill were evident last night from the beginning of the address when the president congratulated the Democrats and noted he had the "high privilege and distinct honor ... as the first president to begin the State of the Union message with these words: 'Madam Speaker.'"

The Washington Post notes that as opposed to Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, both of whom admitted mistakes when they faced a Congress where their parties had lost in midterm elections, Bush "appeared unchastened last night and took no responsibility for his party's defeat or errors in office." But the politically weak president wasn't as ambitious as he has seemed in the past during this annual event. As the NYT notes, lthe address "was limited in ambition and political punch at home." The Los Angeles Times sums up the theme of the speech nicely with its headline: "BUSH SEEKS COMPROMISE, EXCEPT ON IRAQ STRATEGY."
24.Jan.2007 "Sheer Scale" Of Clinton's New York Fundraising Makes Getting Money Nearly Impossible For Rivals...
After months of speculation, Mrs. Clinton's formal step into the 2008 Presidential race has drastically and immediately changed the political lives of all the candidates seeking to extract cash from New York and other donor-heavy locales.

- Give Me One More Chance...
President Bush implored lawmakers and the nation last night to give him one more chance to win the war in Iraq and avoid the "nightmare scenario" of defeat while presenting a domestic agenda intended to find common cause with the new Democratic Congress on issues such as energy and immigration.

Politically wounded but rhetorically unbowed, Bush gave no ground on his decision to dispatch 21,500 more troops to Iraq despite a bipartisan cascade of criticism.

24.Jan.2007 Bush Fails To Mention New Orleans, Gulf Coast During State Of The Union Address...
New Orleans is still a mess and the pace of recovery across the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina's strike remains achingly slow after 17 months.

But none of this captured President Bush's attention on the year's biggest night for showcasing policy priorities.
23.Jan.2007 General Says New Strategy in Iraq Can Work Over Time

24.Jan.2007 Armenian-Turkish Unity at Slain Editor's Funeral - More than 50,000 mourners poured into the heart of Istanbul on Tuesday to bid farewell to Hrant Dink.

24.Jan.2007 Israel to Indict President on Sex Charges - Moshe Katsav will be indicted on charges of rape and other sexual offenses, in the most serious criminal case involving a senior Israeli official.
24.Jan.2007 Iraq Parliament Finds a Quorum Hard to Come By
Nearly every session of Iraq's Parliament since November has been adjourned because of low attendance
24.Jan.2007 Iranian President Derides U.S. Threats
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The USA is incapable of inflicting "serious damage" on Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday, as a second U.S.

24.Jan.2007 Iraqi Politicians: Bush Ideas Not New
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi politicians on both sides of the sectarian divide said Wednesday they heard no new ideas and had little reason for renewed hope from President Bush's State of the Union address..
23.Jan.2007 Davos discovers blogging - But chief executives may be less keen
23.Jan.2007 Why some big American firms want legal limits on carbon emissions - (published on 1/23/2007)Is business serious about climate change?
23.Jan.2007 Democrats: Bush no longer in charge... Bushtues21stateofuniondemocrats.html">

23.Jan.2007 Murdoch enters bid battle for TRIBUNE...
23.Jan.2007 The Living Reality Of Military-Economic Fascism

'In countries such as the USA, whose economies are commonly, though inaccurately, described as &quot;capitalist&quot; or &quot;free-market,&quot; war and preparation for war systematically corrupt both parties to the state-private transactions by which the government obtains the bulk of its military goods and services.'Moreover, military-economic fascism, by empowering and enriching wealthy, intelligent + influential members of the public, removes them from the ranks of potential opponents and resisters of the state and thereby helps to perpetuate the state's existence and its intrinsic class exploitation of people outside the state.

23.Jan.2007 Outrage Over British Collusion In N. Ireland Killings
'British police colluded with paramilitaries behind at least 10 murders in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, a damning report said, triggering outrage in Dublin and Belfast and remorse in London.'The report about Protestant militants threatens to cloud current efforts to restore self-rule in the long-troubled British-run province, in which Catholic lack of confidence in policing is a key stumbling block.

23.Jan.2007 Do You Believe In Magic?
'Psychologists and anthropologists have typically turned to faith healers, tribal cultures or New Age spiritualists to study the underpinnings of belief in superstition or magical powers. Yet they could just as well have examined their own neighbors, lab assistants or even some fellow scientists.

23.Jan.2007 - China's New Chip In Space War Poker
11.Jan.2006 EST, China launched a medium-range missile from its Xichang Space Center, or near it, which shot up to a point near its Feng Yun 1C weather satellite -- in polar orbit since 1999 -- at an elevation of 864 km (537 miles) + destroyed it. This missile had maneuvering capability and would have been guided by on-board navigation and tracking systems, or by command guidance from the ground, or by some combination of these systems.

23.Jan.2007 The Enemy Within
'In the more than half a century I've been a reporter, there has never been as systematic an operation to intimidate and then silence the press as is now taking place under the Bush-Cheney-Gonzales administration. Along with a sharp increase in subpoenas for reporters' notes and telephone records, there are threats of prosecution under the Espionage Act of 1917 for reporting such classified information as the president's secret authorization of the National Security Agency's warrantless secret authorization of the National Security Agency's warrantless eavesdropping on us.
24.Jan.2007 Special prosecutor fires off Libby-CIA trial opening - - BG 
"This is not a case about bad memory, this is not a case about forgetfulness," Fitzgerald said.

24.Jan.2007 - BG Unclaimed Territory - by Glenn Greenwald: Investigating, rather than reciting, Bush claims re: Iran
24.Jan.2007 Ari Fleischer—immunity deals–In the eye of the tiger - BG 
As Murray Waas pointed out, Ari originally invoked the Fifth Amendment when called before the federal Grand Jury hearing evidence in the CIA leak case. Fleischer ultimately testified under a grant of immunity. Bush claimed publicly that everybody was cooperating fully and completely with the investigation + that anyone who wasn't would be gone. In Ari's case, he left the WH before he took the Fifth, but the question remains: Was one of the reasons he left because he knew he was going to have to take the Fifth and in doing so ,place the Bush administration in an untenable political position? And guess what else? Legal papers filed in the case seemingly indicate that at least one other previous or current administration official like Ari ... Source:

24.Jan.2007 UK's 2nd biggest evening paper has full page on '9/11 was an Inside Job' - BG 
Whatever our views of David Shayler are, this surely counts as a major boost for 9/11 Truth. I am a fan of Big Dave. He is not the most tactful person around, but he is for real. ''This is the defining issue of humanity. We have never lived with such control'' That's a bloody good slogan. I'm going to make that my signature. The Echo has a readership of 400,000. 9/11 was an inside job says Shayler Jan 22 2007 by Paddy Shennan, Liverpool Echo EX-MI5 officer David Shayler, who will be in Liverpool to launch the Truth Movement, tells Paddy Shennan what he thinks about the New York terror attacks FORMER spy David Shayler doesn't have a story to tell. He has a ... Source:

24.Jan.2007 » BREAKING: Libby Destroyed Evidence Prior To Testifying, Cheney Deeply Involved - BG
24.Jan.2007 Grappling With The Nuclear Genie
"If we don't come to grips with the dead-end of the nuclear double-standard," reports Alexander Zaitchik for AlterNet, "and begin soon the brave and historic grapple with the nuclear genie, we race toward a climax as awful as it is certain. The writing -- and the clock -- is on the wall."

24.Jan.2007 The U.S. Hand On The Horn Of Africa: Behind The Invasion Of Somalia
The truth about the December Ethiopian invasion of Somalia and the January 7-8 U.S. air strikes on the Somalian towns of Afmadow and Ras Kamboni is obscure to most Americans.

24.Jan.2007 'Smoking Gun' For Human-caused Global Warming
WASHINGTON - Human-caused global warming is here - visible in the air, water and melting ice - and is destined to get much worse in the future, an authoritative global scientific report will warn when it's released next month. "The smoking gun is definitely lying on the table...," said top U.S. climate scientist Jerry Mahlman, who reviewed all 1,600 pages of the first segmenta four-part report. "The evidence... is compelling."

24.Jan.2007 The Truth Comes Out About Pakistan's Version Of The KGB -Check out this archive of eye-opening links to stories exposing the crimes of Pakistan's notorious ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence agency) against its own people.

24.Jan.2007 Bush Below Freezing, Approval Now Stands At Just 28 %
(CBS) As Americans grow wearier of Bush and his obsession with Iraq by the moment, his approval rating continues a precipitous drop. Now, nearly three-fourths of the nation is in staunch disagreement with Bush. Virtually in uncharted territory in terms of unpopularity, only Nixon faired worse at a dismal 23 %, just before he resigned 00.000.1974 amid the Watergate scandal.

24.Jan.2007 Activist Rains On Romney's Parade -Mitt Romney under attack by Republican activist for conflicting views on gay rights

24.Jan.2007 Despite His Stature, Artist Botero's Abu Ghraib Paintings Shunned By Major American Museums
"The 73-year-old Colombian artist spent 14 months painting a series of 80 drawings and paintings that depict pain, degradation and torture -- all in the style of his more popular work," reports The San Francisco Chronicle. "'People would forget about Guernica were it not for Picasso's masterpiece,' he said. 'Art is a permanent accusation.'"

24.Jan.2007 Bush Declared Sunday "Sanctity Of Human Life" Day - "I swear, I'm not making this up," says our own Bob Geiger. As if his health care proposals weren't bizarre enough.

24.Jan.2007 Bush Rejected Al-Maliki's Plea To Let Iraqis Handle Security In Baghdad
"Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had a surprise for President Bush when they sat down with their aides in the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman, Jordan," reports The Washington Post. "Firing up a PowerPoint presentation, Maliki and his national security adviser proposed that U.S. troops withdraw to the outskirts of Baghdad and let Iraqis take over security in the strife-torn capital." Thanks, but no thanks, said Bush.

24.Jan.2007 Krugman: Bush's Health Care Proposals Parrot Right-Wing Think Tanks
"At most, the Bush plan might induce some of those [without insurance to buy it], while in the process -- whaddya know -- giving many other high-income individuals yet another tax break," writes Paul Krugman of The New York Times. "While proposing this high-end tax break, Mr. Bush is also proposing a tax increase -- not on the wealthy, but on workers who, he thinks, have too much health insurance."

24.Jan.2007 By Nicola Nasser
In Iraq, US Has Never Let Its Eye Stray From The Prize: Oil
Without a decisive military victory, the U.S. occupation of Iraq seems to be about to grab its oil prize by establishing a new sharing arrangement between a major national producer and the multi-national giants.

24.Jan.2007 By Cactus Pat - Don't You Love The Smell Of Propaganda In The Morning? Looks like a series of three strategically placed stories point towards good old-fashioned fear-mongering to boost Bush's all time low poll ratings.

24.Jan.2007 By Bob Geiger - Minimum Wage Front And Center In Senate Vote expected by end of week

24.Jan.2007 By Missy Comley Beattie - What Our Actions Teach Our Children -When adults say do as I say, not as I do.

24.Jan.2007 By Bob Sommer - The Backdoor Draft - Our son in Afghanistan worries that he may be sent to Iraq next -- after already serving a tour there.

24.Jan.2007 By Diane Marie - Quaking Bunny In The News Even nice people say, "An eye for an eye." But that's not for them to say. "You reap what you sow" is.

24.Jan.2007 By Robert Weitzel - Yet Another Generation Grows Up In The Shadow Of A Mushroom Cloud
Considering the Bush administration's first-strike nuclear policy coupled with its reckless disregard for the global consequences of its ideological juggernaut, American children are no less likely to grow up in the shadow of a mushroom cloud than were their parents and grandparents.

24.Jan.2007 By Karen Fish Ayatollah Ali Khamenei And Anna Nicole Smith Buy Raytheon Co.
Pillow talk showing Bush is a puppet for the warmongers selling us all down the river.

24.Jan.2007 By Jay Janson Early CIA Involvement In Darfur Has Gone Unreported
While there is great sorrow and indignation over the suffering and loss of life in the Sudan, early U.S. involvement in the war goes unmentioned.

24.Jan.2007 By Gustav Wynn General Petraeus: There Must Be No More Vietnams
On the eve of his marginalization, Bush finally implements practicable Iraq strategy, led by aticulate and ethical soldier-academic Dr. David Petraeus. But will this only underscore how incompetent his leadership has been for the last three years?

24.Jan.2007 By Frank J. Ranelli Bush By The Numbers
While fixated solely on a massively deteriorating situation in Iraq, Bush continues his irreverence and refuses to listen to the voice of America. Now, in a shockingly candid and irrefutable rejection of Bush's imperialism, a new poll make clears American's umbrage with their 43rd president.

24.Jan.2007 By Abid Jan Is Pakistan's President Musharraf Blackmailing The Administration?
After hiding the truth that he knows about ISI's involvment in operation 9/11, Musharraf is coming out with select, partial truth to blackmail the US administration.

24.Jan.2007 By Russ Wellen Who Will Save Us From War With Iran?
Leading Democratic members of Congress? Don't hold your breath. They're "uncertain."

24.Jan.2007 By Mac McKinney The Appeal For Redress From The War In Iraq
Members of the Armed Forces should be aware that they have a legitimate right through the Appeal for Redress mechanism to register their opposition to the war in Iraq, as well as the right in general to criticize the war, so long as they follow military protocol.

24.Jan.2007 By Sharona Merel FAQ: What's Wrong With Computer Voting Machines? By The National Ballot Integrity Project
Five former CIA Directors are identified as directly involved in election engineering,overtly or covertly: John Deutch, R. JameWoolsey, Bobby Ray Inman,Robert Gates,and George H.W. Bush.Investigative journalist,Lynn Landes,reports that SAIC, a "behemoth military defense contractor with a shadowy, if not tarnished reputation,"which maintains strong business ties to the military and intelligence communities.

24.Jan.2007 By Brad Friedman Allow Jim Webb To Give His SOTU Response To The Full Joint Session Of Congress!
ACTION ALERT! We have ONE DAY to make this happen. It will still take a lot of noise and many citizens standing up to call for this in order for the Democrats to show the courage they'd need to make this bold and important change to the years-long tradition of relegating Opposition SOTU Responses to the dim recesses of some poorly lit makeshift TV studio somewhere.

24.Jan.2007 By Carolyn Baker 9/11 And American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, A Review A review of one of the most important books on 9/11

24.Jan.2007 By Rev. Bill McGinnis Congress Should Order Bush Not To Increase Troop Levels In Iraq, Not Merely Send Him A Powerless, Non-Binding Message
If Congress Really Believes It Is Not In The National Interest To Send More Troops, It Has The Constitutional Authority -- And The Moral Responsibility -- To Stop Him From Doing It.

24.Jan.2007 By David Swanson Rep. Jim McGovern To Introduce Bill To Bring Troops Home
Rep. Jim McGovern will introduce new legislation, which replaces HR 4232 "End the War in Iraq Act of 2005". In the new bill, "The Safe and Orderly Withdrawal Act," the U.S. would begin the safe and orderly withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq within 30 days of enactment to be completed within 180 days.

24.Jan.2007 By Timothy V. Gatto Is America Now Totally Immoral? This Has To End! This isn't about 9/11 or protection from terrorist attacks.

This is now about our nation becoming as bad or worse than our enemies. It's about our nations moral fabric.

24.Jan.2007 By Sheila Samples NO WAY IN -- NO WAY OUT...
Americans who cherish freedom would do well to stop stumbling around in the trees and forests of the illegal immigration debate and see that the Bush administration is well on its way to closing the borders of the entire nation, not only to people trying to get in, but to citizens trying to get out.

24.Jan.2007 By JGideon 'Daily Voting News' For January 21 And 22, 2007 a run-down of the days elections/voting news from across the country and overseas.

24.Jan.2007 By Debi Smith The Dump, A Soldier Called Name + Butterfly Wings: Changing The Course
The flapping wing represents a small change in the initial condition of the system, which causes a chain of events leading to large-scale phenomena. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different.

24.Jan.2007 By Paul Rogat Loeb A Timely Anti-War Effort-Support The Occupation Project -Help Iraqi veterans and their famliies find a place to stay in DC while challenging the war.

24.Jan.2007 By Michael Richardson One Dozen Legislators Versus The Democrat-Republican Duopoly
One dozen independents and minor party legislators defeated the combined forces of the Democrat and Republican parties to gain public office

24.Jan.2007 By Dave Johnson And James Boyce - Hillary's Primary Challenge: Shattering The Prism Of The Right. Hillary's first obstacle - as any Democratic candidate - is the right-wing $mear machine.

24.Jan.2007 By Joel S. Hirschhorn Obama: The Democratic Messiah?
Is Obama, the self-professed progressive, the real thing? Is he something other than a conventional politician? I have read many of his speeches and other statements. Obama says "America is a land of big dreamers and big hopes." Then please tell us soon what are YOUR big dreams and big hopes hopes for America and be specific. We do not need another political false idol, from the left or the right.

24.Jan.2007 By Timothy V. Gatto What Did Bush Tell Pelosi And Reid? As in the old Beatles song; "Happiness is a Warm Gun", Bush "has his finger on your trigger, he knows nobody can do him no harm".

24.Jan.2007 By Mickey Z. The Corporate Media And Hugo Chavez I certainly don't trust the corporate media as an objective source, re: official U.S. enemies.

24.Jan.2007 By David Swanson How We Can End The Occupation Of Iraq
President George Bush deflects criticism of his war plans by claiming that his critics have no plans of their own. Vice President Dick Cheney, meanwhile, asserts that matters of war must be left in the hands of the President (presumably no matter how brilliant your alternative plan).

24.Jan.2007 By Martha Rosenberg Biotech Solutions To Factory Farming Not What Activists Had In Mind -New animal production methods line the pockets of private industry and do nothing to reduce suffering.

24.Jan.2007 By Elizabeth Ferrari Hunger On 48th Avenue - Needy need not apply to San Francisco -- or any major American city.

24.Jan.2007 By Stanley Heller Is Israel Ramping Up For A Nuclear Attack On Iran? A review of reports that Israel is preparing to attack Iran with nuclear weapons.

24.Jan.2007 By John Doraemi Notice To: My Surveillance Officer A letter to Big Brother.

24.Jan.2007 By Joyce McCloy Laying To Rest Fraudulent Fraud Rumors Damaging To Election Integrity Rumors still swirl around the Internet that the wrong winners were picked in both the FL 13's and NC 08's congressional races.

24.Jan.2007 By Steven Leser Iran Showdown ? The Barring Of SOME Of The UN Nuclear Inspectors Is A Non Issue
If I could give any advice to the public on what to believe about Iran and its weapons programs, it would be to trust only what you hear coming from the UN and UN agencies like the IAEA.

24.Jan.2007 By Teresa Simon-noble Always Suited In Black Unlike Benito Juarez who labored to protect the rights of people, Alberto Gonzalez labors instead to take away the rights of others.

24.Jan.2007 By Ron Fullwood Bush To Bull Past Skepticism And Opposition On Iraq
Bush isn't listening to any of us on Iraq, but he wants us to hear him tomorrow night . . .

24.Jan.2007 By Andrew Bard Schmookler How To Cope With The Bushites' "Who Lost Iraq?" Game
Chickens are coming home to roost. It's important that they roost where they belong. The Bushites are evidently willing to sacrifice lives and treasure to have the blame for their disaster fall on someone else. It's important that these efforts to pass off the Old Maid card of this Bushite failure be defeated. Here are some thoughts on how to thwart this dishonest and irresponsible Bushite game.

24.Jan.2007 By Ron Jacobs History Through Humor - A review of comedian Mark Steel's history of the French Revolution, Vive la Revolution!

24.Jan.2007 By Mike Bendzela The Iraq War Is Entirely My Doing - I'm still paying a mere 15 cents per cup of gasoline. Somebody must be doing something right.

24.Jan.2007 By Bev Harris VT Board Spurns Voting Scanner, Wants To Stick With Hand Counts
BBV perspective on this article: Note the difference in tone in this hand count paper ballot town. One might almost call it "The Joy of Voting". It's refreshing + calls to mind the great American spirit. Note also that the price quote for the Diebold AccuVote Scanner here is $4500, which is $2000 less than the quote for the same machine in Londonderry (NH) and Marlborough (MA).

24.Jan.2007 VIDEO: The Annotated State Of The Union - Think Progress -

ThinkProgress conducted a real-time fact-check of this year’s State of the Union address.

Click.TV, a web video technology company, has synchronized our rapid response with the complete video of President Bush’s speech. You can watch the speech in its entirety, or click on the facts below to jump directly to the claims we’re rebutting. More at Click.TV.
24.Jan.2007 Webb: If Bush Doesn’t Take The ‘Right Kind Of Action…We Will Be Showing Him The Way’ - Think Progress -

In his response to the State of the Union, Sen. James Webb’s (D-VA) offered a harsh criticism of President Bush’s national security and economic policies. He said that Bush “recklessly” took the country into war with Iraq, ignored the advice of his top advisers + is now holding the nation hostage in the war’s “predictable — and predicted — disarray.” Watch it:

Webb also compared the current situation of economic disparity in the USA to the era of when “robber barons were unapologetically raking in a huge %age of the national wealth” and the “dispossessed workers at the bottom were threatening revolt.” Like Theodore Roosevelt, Bush now needs to take the “right kind of action” for “the benefit of the American people.” Webb concluded, if Bush chooses a new direction, “we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way.”

Bush_Speech">Digg It! Transcript:

The President took us into this war recklessly. He disregarded warnings from the national security adviser during the first Gulf War, the chief of staff of the army, two former commanding generals of the Central Command, whose jurisdiction includes Iraq, the director of operations on the Joint Chiefs of Staff + many, many others with great integrity and long experience in national security affairs. We are now, as a nation, held hostage to the predictable — and predicted — disarray that has followed.

The war’s costs to our nation have been staggering. Financially. The damage to our reputation around the world. The lost opportunities to defeat the forces of international terrorism. And especially the precious blood of our citizens who have stepped forward to serve.

The majority of the nation no longer supports the way this war is being fought; nor does the majority of our military. We need a new direction. Not one step back from the war against international terrorism. Not a precipitous withdrawal that ignores the possibility of further chaos. But an immediate shift toward strong regionally-based diplomacy, a policy that takes our soldiers off the streets of Iraq’s cities + a formula that will in short order allow our combat forces to leave Iraq.

On both of these vital issues, our economy and our national security, it falls upon those of us in elected office to take action.

Regarding the economic imbalance in our country, I am reminded of the situation President Theodore Roosevelt faced in the early days of the 20th century. America was then, as now, drifting apart along class lines. The so-called robber barons were unapologetically raking in a huge %age of the national wealth. The dispossessed workers at the bottom were threatening revolt.

Roosevelt spoke strongly against these divisions. He told his fellow Republicans that they must set themselves “as resolutely against improper corporate influence on the one hand as against demagogy and mob rule on the other.” And he did something about it.

As I look at Iraq, I recall the words of former general and soon-to-be President Dwight Eisenhower during the dark days of the Korean War, which had fallen into a bloody stalemate. “When comes the end?” asked the General who had commanded our forces in Europe during World War Two. And as soon as he became President, he brought the Korean War to an end.

These Presidents took the right kind of action, for the benefit of the American people and for the health of our relations around the world. Tonight we are calling on this President to take similar action, in both areas. If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way.

Thank you for listening. And God bless America.
Congressional fashion, fair and balanced. - Nico -

“FOX News’s Brian Wilson just informed us that the major color tonight among the lady’s outfits this SOTU is purple (’I'm seeing a lot of purple’). He then stated that Nancy Pelosi will be wearing a ’sea foam green’ outfit. Brit Hume then chimed in to say that Pelosi had intended to wear a different jacket (he asked her about this earlier today), but then spilled chocolate on it, hence the sea-foam green jacket.

No news on the fellas’ outfits.”
SOTU: Bush’s Signature Foreign Assistance Program Is Nearly Bankrupt - Think Progress -

Bush said: “We hear the call to take on the challenges of hunger, poverty + disease - and that is precisely what America is doing. … I ask that you fund the Millennium Challenge Account, so that American aid reaches the people who need it, in nations where democracy is on the rise and corruption is in retreat.”

FACT — MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE PROGRAM WILL SOON BE BANKRUPT: “President Bush’s signature foreign-assistance program is likely to run out of money this year, leaving in the lurch several poor countries that have labored to meet its strict eligibility standards, according to aid officials.

00.000.2002 Mr. Bush introduced the Millennium Challenge program as a new approach to fix the perceived failures of overseas-development assistance.” [Wall Street Journal, 1/22/07]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Bush’s AIDS Policy Is ‘Basically Unworkable’ - Think Progress -

Bush said: “We must continue to fight HIV/AIDS, especially on the continent of Africa — and because you funded our Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the number of people receiving life-saving drugs has grown from 50,000 to more than 800,000 in 3 short years. I ask you to continue funding our efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.”

FACT — BUSH POLICY HAS LED TO SHORTAGE OF CONDOMS: The U.N. and a number of advocacy groups for AIDS patients have charged that the Bush administration policy had led to a shortage of condoms in Uganda, increasing the risk of infection for many people, particularly married women and adolescents.” Jodi Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Health and Gender Equity in Washington, D.C., said that “there has been a dangerous and profound shift in U.S. donor policy from comprehensive prevention, education and provision of condoms to focus on abstinence only.” [New York Times, 8/30/05]

FACT — GAO REPORT CRITICIZED IMPLEMENTATION OF BUSH AIDS PLAN: An 87-page GAO report criticized the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) because a large part of the funding is going “to promote abstinence and fidelity is causing confusion in many countries and in a few is eroding other prevention efforts, including ones to reduce mother-to-child transmission of the virus.” The abstinence policy “is basically unworkable,” said Paul Zeitz, director of the Global AIDS Alliance. “This shows the problem very clearly and starkly.” [Washington Post, 4/4/06]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Bush/Lieberman Terrorism Working Group Lacks Congressional Support - Think Progress -

Bush said: “I propose to establish a special advisory council on the war on terror, made up of leaders in Congress from both political parties. We will share ideas for how to position America to meet every challenge that confronts us. And we will show our enemies abroad that we are united in the goal of victory.”


19.Jan.2007 -In a letter addressed to President Bush on- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) + Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote,

“We believe that Congress already has bipartisan structures in place, like the committee system and other Congressional working groups such as the Senate’s National Security Working Group, that could produce the result you described in your speech.” [Pelosi/Reid letter, 1/19/07]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Bush Stands In Isolation On Escalation Plan - Think Progress -

Bush said: “Many in this Chamber understand that America must not fail in Iraq — because you understand that the consequences of failure would be grievous and far reaching.”

FACT — LAWMAKERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS + EXPERTS OPPOSE ESCALATION: Sen. John Warner (R-VA), an influential conservative on military affairs, offered a resolution that opposes President Bush’s escalation plan. “Combined with near-unanimous Democratic opposition to Bush’s war policy, the Republican stands show a broad bipartisan lack of confidence in the president’s course.” Nearly seventy % of Americans say they oppose Bush’s escalation. Top military leaders, including former Gen. Colin Powell, the current Joint Chiefs + Gen. John Abizaid, have expressed their opposition to putting more U.S. troops on the ground. The president’s strategy goes against the recommendations of the recently-released Iraq Study Group. One Bush administration official admitted that the escalation plan is “more of a political decision than a military one.” [Seattle Times, 1/23/07; Newsweek, 1/20/07; Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Washington Post, 1/10/07; NBC, 1/2/07; ThinkProgress, 1/3/07]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Escalation Has Been Tried And Failed - Think Progress -

Bush said: “My fellow citizens, our military commanders and I have carefully weighed the options. We discussed every possible approach.

In the end, I chose this course of action because it provides the best chance of success.”

FACT — ESCALATION HAS BEEN A FAILURE: During the last six months, the USA has increased — or “surged” — the number of American troops in Baghdad by 12,000, yet the violence and deaths of Americans and Iraqis has climbed alarmingly, averaging 960 a week since the latest troop increase. This past summer, Bush announced a major effort to secure Baghdad, stating at a news conference that thousands of U.S.-led coalition troops would be moved into the city. Violence intensified throughout the country + U.S. deaths in Iraq spiked. [AP, 1/9/07; Washington Post, 10/27/06;, 6/14/06]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Bush Administration Has Pushed Stability Over Democracy - Think Progress -

Bush said: “Free people are not drawn to violent and malignant ideologies — and most will choose a better way when they are given a chance. So we advance our own security interests by helping moderates, reformers + brave voices for democracy.”

FACT — RICE AVOIDED PUSHING DEMOCRACY IN MIDDLE EAST TRIP: On a recent trip to the Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice failed to mention Egypt’s poor human rights record. “It was clear that the USA — facing chaos in Iraq, rising Iranian influence and the destabilizing Israeli-Palestinian conflict — had decided that stability, not democracy, was its priority, Egyptian political commentators, political aides and human rights advocates said.” [NYTimes, 1/16/07]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: For The First Time, Bush Mentions Climate Change In The State Of The Union - Think Progress -

Bush said: “For too long our nation has been dependent on foreign oil. And this dependence leaves us more vulnerable to hostile regimes + to terrorists who could cause huge disruptions of oil shipments … raise the price of oil … and do great harm to our economy.”

FACT — BUSH’S VOLUNTARY APPROACH HAS FAILED TO CURB EMISSIONS: Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. have increased by 354 million metric tons since 2001. The Energy Department’s latest analysis projects America’s carbon dioxide emissions will increase by one third from 2005 to 2030. [DOE; SustainableBusiness]

FACT — BUSH STILL DENIES FUNDAMENTAL CLIMATE SCIENCE: Last February, President Bush claimed there is still “a debate over whether [global warming] is man-made or naturally caused.” There is no real scientific debate over this question. Most recently, the National Academy of Sciences has unequivocally stated that natural causes cannot explain the unprecedented warmth over the last 400 years. Rather, “human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming,” the report states. [ThinkProgress; National Academies Press]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Bush Has Failed To Deliver On 2006 Energy Promises - Think Progress -

Bush said: “It is in our vital interest to diversify America’s energy supply — and the way forward is through technology.”

FACT — BUSH PROMISED TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES LAST YEAR, DIDN’T DELIVER: At last year’s State of the Union, President Bush said the “best way to break this addiction [to oil] is through technology.” Yet his 2007 budget actually proposed to spend less on energy efficiency, conservation + renewable energy resources in inflation-adjusted dollars than was appropriated in fiscal year 2001 — $1.176 billion in nominal dollars in both 2001 and 2007. [State of the Union, 1/31/06; President’s Budget, FY 2007]

FACT — EMPHASIS ON TECHNOLOGY IS STANDARD RIGHT-WING TALKING POINT: Influential conservative political consultant and wordsmith Frank Luntz has advised politicians to point to the promise of technology in order to delay implementation of mandatory cuts in global warming pollution. “We need to emphasize how voluntary innovation and experimentation are preferable to bureaucratic or international intervention and regulation,” Luntz advises. [Luntz Environment Memo]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence Has Increased Under Bush - Think Progress -

Bush said: “For too long our nation has been dependent on foreign oil. And this dependence leaves us more vulnerable to hostile regimes + to terrorists who could cause huge disruptions of oil shipments…raise the price of oil…and do great harm to our economy.”

FACT — DESPITE PAST RHETORIC, FOREIGN OIL DEPENDENCE HAS INCREASED: President Bush has pledged to reduce our energy dependence in every State of the Union he has delivered since taking office. At the same time, the USA has become increasingly dependent on foreign oil, from 58 % of oil consumed in the U.S. 00.000.2000 to 70 % in September 2006. U.S. dependence on OPEC nations for oil imports “has risen to its highest level in 15 years.” By focusing on expanding domestic exploration, he perpetuates our dependence on oil. [ThinkProgress, 1/3/07; Department of Energy; Financial Times, 1/2/07]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Bush’s Health Savings Accounts Offer Americans No Meaningful Savings - Think Progress -

Bush said: “We need to expand Health Savings Accounts … help small businesses through Association Health Plans … reduce costs and medical errors with better information technology … encourage price transparency … and protect good doctors from junk lawsuits by passing medical liability reform.

And in all we do, we must remember that the best health care decisions are made not by government and insurance companies, but by patients and their doctors.”

FACT — HSAs DO NOT OFFER MEANINGFUL SAVINGS FOR AMERICANS: “Low- and middle-income uninsured people will gain meager or no tax savings” from health savings accounts, according to a Commonwealth Fund study. Roughly 50 % of uninsured adults pay no federal income taxes, meaning that “tax incentives for high-deductible health plans would have little impact on uninsured adults.” [Commonwealth Fund, April 2005]

FACT — HSAs PRIMARILY BENEFIT THE RICH: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found “that the average income of HSA users was $133,000 00.000.2004, compared to $51,000 for all non-elderly tax filers.” Most low-income individuals “do not face high enough tax liability to benefit in a significant way from tax deductions associated with HSAs.” [CBPP, 12/7/06; Kaiser Familiy Foundation, 10/4/06]

FACT — HSAs WILL NOT DECREASE THE NUMBER OF UNINSURED: HSAs are “not likely to be an important contributor to expanding coverage among uninsured people” because most of uninsured Americans “do not face high-enough marginal tax rates to benefit substantially from the tax deductibility of HSA contributions.” [Commonwealth Fund, April 2005]

FACT — AMERICANS ARE DISSATISFIED WITH HSAs: Just 33-42 % of enrollees in consumer-driven health plans were satisfied with their health care, compared to 63 % of those people with traditional coverage. Two-thirds of people prefer an employer-selected set of plans over an employer-funded account and choosing insurance on their own. [Commonwealth Fund, December 2005]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Bush Health Care Plan Will Cut Funding For Hospitals - Think Progress -

Bush said: “My second proposal is to help the States that are coming up with innovative ways to cover the uninsured. States that make basic private health insurance available to all their citizens should receive Federal funds to help them provide this coverage to the poor and the sick.

I have asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services to work with Congress to take existing Federal funds and use them to create ‘Affordable Choices’ grants.”

FACT — BUSH PLAN WILL CUT $30 BILLION FROM PUBLIC HOSPITALS: Bush’s ‘Affordable Choice’ grants will not involve any new federal money.

It will instead “redirect some of the $30 billion the government spends annually to care for people without health insurance who show up at hospitals and emergency rooms.

There are about 47 million Americans without health insurance.” [USA Today,, 1/23/07; American Progress, 1/23/07]
24.Jan.2007 SOTU: Individual Health Plans Are Out Of Reach For Millions Of Americans - Think Progress -

Bush said: “First, I propose a standard tax deduction for health insurance that will be like the standard tax deduction for dependents. … [F]or the millions of other Americans who have no health insurance at all, this deduction would help put a basic private health insurance plan within their reach. Changing the tax code is a vital and necessary step to making health care affordable for more Americans.”

FACT — MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WILL BE UNABLE TO AFFORD EXPENSIVE INDIVIDUAL PLANS: Karen Pollitz, a Georgetown University researcher who co-authored a 2001 study on the individual health-insurance market for the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that people who aren’t in perfect health are largely unable to buy individual health insurance. In her study, Pollitz found that “roughly 90% of applicants in what’s known as less-than-perfect health were unable to buy individual policies at standard rates, while 37% were rejected outright.” Individual health insurers may deny coverage to people based on their medial history, or put them in “a high-risk category that it makes health coverage too expensive.” [MSN]
24.Jan.2007 Watergate-Organisator Howard Hunt gestorben - sfux Miami -

Einer der Organisatoren des Watergate-Einbruchs, Howard Hunt, ist am Dienstag im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

Der Skandal brachte 1974 US-Präsident Richard Nixon zu Fall. Hunt war Soldat während des Zweiten Weltkriegs, Mitarbeiter des US-Geheimdienstes CIA, Organisator eines Staatsstreichs in Guatemala und der gescheiterten Invasion in der Schweinebucht auf Kuba, aber auch Autor von mehr als 80 Büchern, bei denen es sich oft um Spionagegeschichten handelte.
Warum kennen Tiere keinen Herzinfarkt ? Mythos oder Wahrheit? Teil 2 - sfux 
Die Crux mit dem Codex Alimentarius oder dem Gesetz der Nahrungsmittel
Dr. Billa Hofmann - Das Codex-Komitee wurde 1962 von der WHO und UN gegründet, um das Lebensmittelrecht und die Sicherheitsstandards in den Ländern einander anzugleichen, die Gesundheit der Verbraucher zu schützen und für redliche Praktiken im internationalen Nahrungsmittelhandel zu sorgen. In den Geltungsbereich fallen also Nahrungsergänzungsmittel aus Vitaminen und/oder...

24.Jan.2007 Bush asks for 'a chance' on Iraq -President Bush urges America to give his new Iraq strategy "a chance to work" in his State of the Union address.
Israeli president 'will not quit' Israel's President Katsav is not planning to step down, despite moves to charge him with rape, his lawyers say.
24.Jan.2007 Watergate plotter Hunt dies at 88 Howard Hunt, the CIA man who helped plan the Watergate break-in that led to Nixon's downfall, dies aged 88.
24.Jan.2007 UK economy powers ahead The UK economy grew at its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, topping forecasts, official figures show.
24.Jan.2007 Drilling blamed for Java mud leak A mud flow that has displaced thousands of Indonesians was most probably caused by gas drilling, scientists say.
24.Jan.2007 Japan schools to rethink beating Japan schools should rethink a ban on corporal punishment, a government -backed panel urges.
24.Jan.2007 China net use set to surpass US China could have more internet users than the US within two years' time, the country's state media reports.
24.Jan.2007 Morales reshapes Bolivia cabinet Bolivian President Evo Morales replaces nearly half of his cabinet - a day after marking a year in office.
24.Jan.2007 Hopes revive for N Korea talks North Korea has shown 'flexibility' during recent meetings on its nuclear ambitions, the South says.
24.Jan.2007 Green agenda for global leaders Global warming and the second web revolution are uppermost as the World Economic Forum starts.
24.Jan.2007 EU states 'knew of CIA flights' A committee of MEPs approves a report saying EU states knew of secret CIA flights over Europe.
24.Jan.2007 Tigers rapped over child soldiers Human Rights Watch calls on Tamil Tiger rebels and a breakaway faction in Sri Lanka to stop recruiting children.
24.Jan.2007 Indian economy 'to overtake UK' India could overtake Britain and have the world's fifth largest economy within a decade, a report says.
24.Jan.2007 Hillary: The Privacy Candidate? Internet privacy advocates hail presidential contender Hillary Clinton for proposing drastic reforms of U.S. privacy laws.

But skeptics say she's biting off more than she can chew. By Sarah Lai Stirland.
Bush pushes energy regulations, ethanol President's State of the Union address calls for renewable energy and higher fuel standards for cars. But the Iraq war was on everyone's mind.
Solution to energy conundrum may be CO2 Idea of turning the CO2 waste product from coal into a liquid or a solid and storing it underground gains a following.
24.Jan.2007 Does Sprawl Make Us Fat? - kdawson 291 -Ant writes

"A Science News article talks about the relationship between city design and health. New cross-disciplinary research is exploring whether urban sprawl makes us soft, or whether people who don't like to exercise move to the sprawling suburbs, or some combination of both." From the article: "So far, the dozen strong studies that have probed the relationships among the urban environment, people's activity + obesity have all agreed, says Ewing. 'Sprawling places have heavier people... There is evidence of an association between the built environment and obesity.' ... However, University of Toronto economist Matthew Turner charges that 'a lot of people out there don't like urban sprawl + those people are trying to hijack the obesity epidemic to further the smart-growth agenda [and] change how cities look.' ... 'We're the only ones that have tried to distinguish between causation and sorting... and we find that it's sorting,' [says Turner]. 'The available facts do not support the conclusion that sprawling neighborhoods cause weight gain.'"
US Attorney General Questions Habeas Corpus - kdawson 642 - spiedrazer writes

"In yet another attempt to create legitimacy for the Bush Administration's many questionable legal practices, US attorney General Alberto Gonzales actually had the audacity to argue before a Congressional committee that the US Constitution doesn't explicitly bestow habeas corpus rights on US citizens. In his view it merely says when the so-called Great Writ can be suspended, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the rights are granted. The Attorney General was being questioned by Sen. Arlen Specter at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Jan. 18. THe MSM are not covering this story but Colbert is (click on the fourth video down, 'Exact Words')." From the Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinel commentary: "While Gonzales's statement has a measure of quibbling precision to it, his logic is troubling because it would suggest that many other fundamental rights that Americans hold dear (such as free speech, freedom of religion + the right to assemble peacefully) also don't exist because the Constitution often spells out those rights in the negative. It boggles the mind the lengths this administration will go to to systematically erode the rights and privileges we have all counted on and held up as the granite pillars of our society since our nation was founded."
The Replacement For the Battery? - kdawson 221 - jackd writes

"Great article in Technology Review, bordering on 'too good to be true,' about a small company in Texas that is developing the replacement for the electrochemical battery. The device is a kind of hybrid battery-ultracapacitor based on barium-titanate powders. Quoting: 'The company boldly claims that its system... will dramatically outperform the best lithium-ion batteries on the market in terms of energy density, price, charge time + safety... The implications are enormous and, for many, unbelievable. Such a breakthrough has the potential to radically transform a transportation sector already flirting with an electric renaissance.'"
On Track Innovations Downgrade Rating-Update: Memphis ( AG) - Die Analysten von Morgan Keegan nehmen für die Aktie von On Track Innovations (ISIN IL0010834682/WKN 924895) ein Downgrade von "outperform" auf "market perform" vor. (24.01.2007/ac/a/u)
24.Jan.2007 9/11 Atta Update and More - BG 
The Times of London today (10/1) has a news story with silent video of Atta and more
here. The news was deemed important enough to lead off the NPR 5 minute newscast here in the US. The MSM might as well flash OBL/911/Danger/Danger on our TV's and News Outlets 24 hours a day..
Below is a link to a web page that has interesting investigations by Daniel Hopsicker on Atta and other 9/11 related background. Why Hopsicker is so clueless that the 9/11 hijacking story is a fraud is beyond me. However, he does expose many questionable ties, various FBI lies, Homeland Security BS, etc. By the way Hopsicker was talking about Abramoff before Abramoff was national news.
archive of Daniel Hopsicker's News Stories Posted at
latest stories

Atta Associate Surfaces in South Pacific


5.5 Ton DC9 Coke Bust Fallout:
Worse Than Snakes on a Plane

Cocaine One Bust Lifts Veil
on Global Narcotics Cartel

The Secret History of Cocaine One

Relative of Tunnel Bomb Ringleader
Had Foreknowledge of 9.11 Attack

The Homeland Security Rackets

FAA Stonewalls Release of DC9 'Cocaine One' Records

Abramoff Henchman Fingers Dead Guy for Boulis Hit


Porter Goss Resignation 'Mystery Solved:
DC9 with 5.5 Tons of Cocaine Was CIA Plane

5.5 Ton Coke Bust Reveals
New Details of 9.11 Attack

San Diego Defense Firm Link
to Mysterious 5.5 Ton Cocaine Bust

Porter & "the boys:"
Goss made his 'Bones' on CIA's Op 40 Hit Team

Mystery of 5.5 Ton Coke Flight Deepens
The CIA, 'Cocaine One," Putting Planes in 'Suspense'

Owners of Plane Seized with 5.5 Tons of Cocaine
Include Tom DeLay Appointee, Florida Firm Royal Sons LLC

Moussaoui Trial Testimony Confirms
FBI Cover-Up in Venice

Casino Jack & the Murder of Gus Boulis:
"A Threat to Current Operations"

The Secret History of Mohamed Atta:
U.S. Didn't need Able Danger to Locate Terrorist Ringleader

German Pilot Linked to Atta Deposed in Naples, FL.


Abramoff and Kidan Implicated in Gangland Style Slaying

THE BIG FIX 2006: Is Abramoff Getting Away with Murder?

Cunningham Scandal Figure Linked to Iran Contra Cocaine Trafficking
Cunningham Stripped $700 Million from U.S. Defense
BushFellas - Casino Jack and the Republican Thuggees

New Mob Links in Abramoff Scandal: Kidan Ties to Sicilian Mafia

Hammer to the Slammer: Is Cruisegate Curtains for GOPMOB?

Was Pentagon Tracking Atta Days Before 9.11 Attack?

Mohamed Atta Senior in U.S. Two Weeks Before 9.11 Attack




Hijackers, Heaven's Gate,& Republican Inc. (video)


The Secret World of Jack Abramoff

Bookstore goes where others dare to tread

9.11 Shuck & Jive at Shuckum's: Mohamed Atta, Teetotaler?

The 'Second Mohamed' in Venice

The Secret World of 9.11

An Introduction to the Secret History

Rudi Dekkkers Entering U.S. Illegally

Did Bush Homeland Chief Shield Terrorist Ring in New Jersey?

Rogue State: The Cover Op That Ate The World

Election Official Thwarts Recount Using Phony Vote Totals

BACK IN THE USSR: CIA "Helpful" in Florida, Ukraine Elections

"The Big Fix 2004" Part Two: Election Company Has Long Criminal History

earlier stories here
Daniel Hopsicker, homeland security, Jack Abramoff, Mohamed Atta, Rudi Dekkers, NPR, "The Times", Gus Boulis

24.Jan.2007 Culture Wars - BG Spotted from a post at BreakForNews.

From the War College archives, 1997, by Major Ralph Peters. Constant Conflict Information destroys traditional jobs and traditional cultures; it seduces, betrays, yet remains invulnerable. How can you counterattack the information others have turned upon you? There is no effective option other than competitive performance. For those individuals and cultures that cannot join or compete with our information empire, there is only inevitable failure (of note, the internet is to the techno-capable disaffected what the United Nations is to marginal states: it offers the illusion of empowerment and community). The attempt of the Iranian mullahs to secede from modernity has failed, although a turbaned corpse still stumbles about the neighborhood. Information, from the internet to rock videos, will not be contained + fundamentalism cannot control its...

24.Jan.2007 Now Who's Crazy? Washington Post Reveals Gov't Mind Control Horrors - Wonkette - BG 
But the Post's twisted feature goes the extra step and says that while some of these Victims mightjust be crazy.

24.Jan.2007 propaganda.html">Agit-Propaganda - BG If you've ever wondered how agit-propaganda works, you might take a look at the latest case study from the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's media empire.

24.Jan.2007 There are three new polls out + they have Bush's overall approval rating ranging from 28 % to 35 %.

The surveys have all sorts of eye-popping numbers:

According to the Washington Post/ABC poll, 51 % of voters strongly disapprove of Bush's performance.

In the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, 65 % of voters say they want US troops out of Iraq in the next year.
24.Jan.2007 Final Jury Picked For Libby Trial...Four Bush Critics, Fmr. Wash Post Reporter Included...
A jury that includes four critics of the Bush administration's Iraq policies was seated

Monday to try former White House aide "Scooter" Libby on charges of lying about what he told reporters concerning the wife of a prominent war opponent..
24.Jan.2007 "Smoking Gun" Report On Global Warming To Be Published Next Week...
Human-caused global warming is here -- visible in the air, water and melting ice - + is destined to get much worse in the future, an authoritative global scientific report will warn next week.

"The smoking gun is definitely lying on the table as we speak," said top U.

24.Jan.2007 Armenian Editor's Death Leads to Conciliation
The killing of a newspaper editor in Istanbul is leading to rare conciliatory gestures between Turkey + Armenia.;en=ab92d2846781b21d&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

- Iran Bars Inspectors; Cleric Criticizes President
The two developments suggest an increasingly open debate within Iran on how to confront the West over Iran's nuclear ambitions.;en=75230e43918d214e&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

24.Jan.2007 Group Says al-Qaida No. 2 Mocks Bush
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Al-Qaida's deputy leader mocked President Bush's plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq, challenging him to send "the entire army," according to a new al-Qaida videotape released Monday by a U.S.

- Opposition Protesters Paralyze Lebanon
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Hezbollah-led protesters paralyzed Lebanon Tuesday by burning tires and cars on major thoroughfares in and around the capital to enforce a general strike that aims to topple the government..

22.Jan.2007 Colombia's ruling party is accused of ties with paramilitaries

A troubling relationship in Colombia
22.Jan.2007 Report Has 'Smoking Gun' on Climate...

22.Jan2007 Brit Reality-TV Contestant Calls For Return Of Slavery...

22.Jan.2007 Republican Opposition to Iraq Plan Grows...
24.Jan.2007 The Living Reality Of Military-Economic Fascism
'In countries such as the USA, whose economies are commonly, though inaccurately, described as &quot;capitalist&quot; or "free-market,"

war and preparation for war systematically corrupt both parties to the state-private transactions by which the government obtains the bulk of its military goods and services.

'Moreover, military-economic fascism, by empowering + enriching wealthy, intelligent + influential members of the public, removes them from the ranks of potential opponents + resisters of the state + thereby helps to perpetuate the state's existence and its intrinsic class exploitation of people outside the state.

24.Jan.2007 Outrage Over British Collusion In N. Ireland Killings
'British police colluded with paramilitaries behind at least 10 murders in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, a damning report said, triggering outrage in Dublin and Belfast and remorse in London.'The report about Protestant militants threatens to cloud current efforts to restore self-rule in the long-troubled British-run province, in which Catholic lack of confidence in policing is a key stumbling block.

24.Jan.2007 Do You Believe In Magic?
'Psychologists and anthropologists have typically turned to faith healers, tribal cultures or New Age spiritualists to study the underpinnings of belief in superstition or magical powers. Yet they could just as well have examined their own neighbors, lab assistants or even some fellow scientists.

24.Jan.2007 China's New Chip In Space War Poker
11.Jan.2007 EST, China launched a medium-range missile from its Xichang Space Center, or near it, which shot up to a point near its Feng Yun 1C weather satellite -- in polar orbit since 1999 -- at an elevation of 864 km (537 miles) + destroyed it.

This missile had maneuvering capability and would have been guided by on-board navigation and tracking systems, or by command guidance from the ground, or by some combination of these systems.

24.Jan.2007 The Enemy Within
'In the more than half a century I've been a reporter, there has never been as systematic an operation to intimidate and then silence the press as is now taking place under the Bush-Cheney-Gonzales administration. Along with a sharp increase in subpoenas for reporters' notes and telephone records, there are threats of prosecution under the Espionage Act of 1917 for reporting such classified information as the president's secret authorization of the National Security Agency's warrantless secret authorization of the National Security Agency's warrantless eavesdropping on us.
24.Jan.2007 Jimmy Carter on Israel's apartheid and Jewish lobby
24.Jan.2007 WSJ editorial falsely claimed warrantless wiretaps' legality "was not really in question" - BG 
19.Jan.2007 -A Wall Street Journal editorial falsely claimed that the "legality" of the Bush administration's warrantless domestic wiretapping program "was not really in question."

The editorial accused the administration of "surrender" when it announced, on

17.Jan.2007 that President Bush would "not [] reauthorize the Terrorist Surveillance Program when the current authorization expires," and, that, from now on, "any electronic surveillance that was occurring as part of the Terrorist Surveillance Program will now be conducted subject to the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court." The administration had caved, the editorial stated, even though "the legality of the warrantless wiretaps was not really in question" and "no serious court has ever ... Source:
24.Jan.2007 FBI Faulted in Foley Probe - BG Report finds officials took little action in response to complaints about Foley's conduct with pages.... Source:
24.Jan.2007 shoots down Obama “madrassa” story » Hanlon’s Razor - BG
24.Jan.2007 Neocons Baiting Iran With Second Strike Group - Paul Joseph Watson -Waiting with anticipation for any excuse to pounce
24.Jan.2007 Al-Qaeda Run PR For Bush Before Union Speech - Paul Joseph Watson -Two days before State of the Union and for second year running, al-Zawahiri vindicates Bush administration claim
24.Jan.2007 "Progressives" Whine About Hillary Bashing - Paul Joseph Watson -Once again boiling it down to arguments about gender and the false left-right paradigm
24.Jan.2007 Racist Mexican Gangs "Ethnic Cleansing" Blacks In L.A. - Paul Joseph Watson -Latino thugs indiscriminately murder blacks regardless of gang membership, genocidal purge aligns with
24.Jan.2007 CIA helped Bush Senior in Oil Venture - sfux Russ Baker & Jonathan Z. Larsen -

Newly released internal CIA documents assert that former president George Herbert Walker Bush's oil company emerged from a 1950's collaboration with a covert CIA officer. Bush has long denied...
Es werde Krieg? - Baldower im Münchner Separée - sfux Michael Schulze von Glaßer ? Was das alljährlich stattfindende ?Weltwirtschaftsforum? in Davos für Ökonomen ist, ist für Militärs aus aller Welt die ?Münchener Konferenz für Sicherheitspolitik (Munich Conference on Security Policy)?. Jedes Frühjahr treffen sich Politiker und Militärs im Münchener Nobelhotel ?Bayerischer Hof?, um über die Sicherheitslage der Welt zu diskutieren. Dabei werden...
24.Jan.2007 Antidepressant bone risk link Over 50s who use a type of antidepressants are at double the risk of bone fractures, a study suggests.
24.Jan.2007 Call for deadly TB isolation move South Africa should forcibly isolate patients infected with a deadly strain of TB to stop the disease, doctors say.
24.Jan.2007 Limit jail sentences, urges Reid Courts are asked to jail only the most dangerous and persistent criminals as prisons reach capacity.
24.Jan.2007 Ford joins US 'green' car trend Ford becomes the latest US car maker to unveil a test vehicle that runs on green alternative fuels.
24.Jan.2007 Yorkshire clan linked to Africa People of African origin have lived in Britain for centuries, according to genetic evidence.
24.Jan.2007 Online fraud 'now major concern' Britons fear being ripped-off online more than gun crime or the threat of climate change, a survey suggests.
24.Jan.2007 CIA trial under way in Washington The trial of ex-White House aide Lewis Libby opens and is set to reveal the Bush team's actions before the Iraq war.
Israel's Katsav faces rape charge Israeli President Moshe Katsav is to be charged with rape and abuse of power, the justice ministry announces.
24.Jan.2007 Six jailed over Saudi play attack Six Saudis are reportedly jailed for an attack on actors taking part in a play critical of hardline religious attitudes.
24.Jan.2007 Ex-Chilean leader 'was murdered' The family of ex-Chilean President Eduardo Frei Montalva say he was killed under the Pinochet regime.
24.Jan.2007 Court Backs ISP Privacy A New Jersey court throws out a subpoena unmasking a clumsy hacker, ruling that residents have "informational privacy" rights.
24.Jan.2007 Bush to Seek Gas Relief The president will ask Americans to cut their fuel consumption by 20 % during the next 10 years. Maybe this time he'll mean what he says.
Military Builds Robotic Insects Defense scientists in several countries are developing tiny flying robots that can hit the enemy with itsy-bitsy explosives. Critics worry that terrorists will adopt the nasty tech.
24.Jan.2007 Hacking the Human Life Span Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skin and red wine, is the latest tool in the kit for many highly educated professionals who believe they can increase longevity by changing their body chemistry.
24.Jan.2007 Feds: Details of ISP snooping haven't been decided DOJ attorney says there has been no "official" decision on what data providers might be required to retain or for how long.
24.Jan.2007 Kill kitchen germs with your microwave Blog: Turns out that the microwave can clean your sink sponges while it nukes leftover pizza.Scientists have found that in just two...
24.Jan.2007 Bionic Cat Eye Implants Aid Blindness Research - kdawson 83 -docinthemachine writes with news of felines getting human retinal implants.

The cats were afflicted with a version of retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that also blinds humans. The implants are 2-millimeter-wide chips surgically implanted in the back of eye. Each chip's surface is covered with 5,000 microphotodiodes that react to light, sending electric signals along the eye's optic nerve to the brain. The article makes clear that the implants don't allow the cats to see — what they get is impulses of light. The hope is that the electrical activity in the optic nerve will encourage new retinal cells to grow. The article notes: "The chips, which provide their own energy, have shown encouraging results in clinical human trials, in some cases improving sight in people with retinitis pigmentosa or at least slowing the disease's development. Narfstrom said chips have been implanted in 30 people."
Neural "Extension Cord" Developed - kdawson 130 -moon_monkey writes

"Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a 'neural extension cord' by growing neurons attached to a microchip. The cord is made by gradually moving two batches of neurons apart, as they naturally grow towards one another. This biological 'data cable' could then interface with the brain once implanted, the researchers say." From the article: " the long run, it may not be necessary to interface directly with nerves at all. 'In Europe most researchers in this field are using non-invasive EEG,' [an outside researcher] explains... 'The signals are weaker so more complex processing is needed, but not having to perform surgery on the nervous system has many advantages,' [he] says."
EU Countries Call Out iTunes DRM - Zonk 396 - seriouslywtf writes

"Europe is upping the pressure on Apple to open up its restrictive DRM that ties iTunes to the iPod. Norway ruled last year that the iPod-iTunes tie-in was unreasonable and gave Apple a deadline to make a change to its policies, but was unsatisfied with the response they got. Now France and Germany have joined forces with Norway, making it a lot harder for Apple to just walk away from those markets. From the article: 'France's consumer lobby group, UFC-Que Choisir + Germany's Verbraucherzentrale are now part of the European effort to push Apple into an open DRM system, with more countries considering joining the group. However, the company has been under some fire over the last year due to those restrictions, first with France and then Denmark looking to open up restrictive DRM schemes (including, but not limited to iTunes) ... Norwegian consumer groups were unimpressed by Apple's response. Norway has now given Apple a new deadline of September of this year to change its policies + the pressure on Apple will likely grow in the months leading up to the deadline.'"
20051124 The carlyle group is waist deep in the research for these types of "population killers" ...

23.Nov.2005 Wirtschaftsministerium : Glos lobt Clement ...

More pages from this site - Save Power Companies and Wall Street Firms Begin to Assess Climate Risks - Klima & Wirtschaft - Nachrichten - CO2-Handel...

Glos kündigt richtungsweisende Beschlüsse für Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz an. Wirtschaftsministerium NRW beauftragt Studie zu Folgen unterschiedlicher ...
"We will be showing him the way":
Watch Webb's searing response to SOTU. He rips Bush a new one: "The president took us into this war recklessly," the Democrats' chosen messenger, Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, said in response to Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday evening. "We are now, as a nation, held hostage to the predictable ? and predicted ? disarray that has followed."

24.Jan.2007 Bernie Sanders, a populist progressive who came up the ranks as a Socialist, was elected U.S. Senator from Vermont with 65% of the vote, proving if you do good by the people, the Republicans can't touch you with their slime. Bernie Sanders Wins this Week's BuzzFlash "Wings of Justice Award." Remember that Winners are Nominated by You, Members of the BuzzFlash Community.

24.Jan.2007 Read More About the Lacerating "Truth to Power" Dem Response, by Jim Webb, to Bush's Fantasyland State of the Union Script 1/24
One by one, even the most senior Republicans in the Senate are expressing doubts that the administration's new war policy in Iraq will work. 1/24
The State of the Moron Address 1/24

24.Jan.2007 British official says Bush and Blair have rewarded a crazy death cult with sacrifice of citizen's rights: "There is no war on terror" 1/24
Iraq situation "dire," says Lt. Gen. David Petraeus 1/24

24.Jan.2007 Why Won't the Corporate Press Discuss Bush's Character Problem? -- A BuzzFlash Editorial
New attack on sweatshop exploitation by Democratic senators and GOP Lindsay Graham, who says he hopes bad bosses "get sued" 1/24
New Democratic star Webb's blunt response to Bush 1/24

24.Jan.2007 The McGill Daily -Director Albert Nerenberg ’s thesis is this: Americans are stupid and getting stupider. Moreoever, stupidity is so hip + cool that smart public figures are ...
24.Jan.2007 Rapid City Journal Discussion Forums -> Sioux Falls Fbi Tampers ... 9) Here's what the FBI did to US Senator CHARLES GRASSLEY......
24.Jan.2007 Arktis: Eisbären verlieren ihren natürlichen Kreißsaal
Vergewaltigungsvorwürfe: Israels Präsident Katsav vor Amtsniederlegung

24.Jan.2007 Watergate- Affäre: Verschwörer Howard Hunt ist tot
24.Jan.2007 Süddeutschland: Schneechaos auf Autobahnen, tausend Flug- Passagiere sitzen fest
Schiffsunglück vor England: "Muss ich jetzt ein Jahr lang Angst haben?"
Mikrofonfund im Bundestag: Abgeordnete drängen auf Aufklärung
Rede zur Lage der Nation: Bush verblüfft mit Irak- Eingeständnis
24.Jan.2007 Britischer Zeitungsbericht: Nordkorea hilft Iran bei Atomprogramm

24.Jan.2007 Florida: Unschuldiger saß 22 Jahre lang im Gefängnis

24.Jan.2007 Grüne Geldanlage: Hohe Rendite, gutes Gewissen

24.Jan.2007 Guantanamo- Häftling: Bericht über US- Vorbehalte gegen Kurnaz- Freilassung

24.Jan.2007 Vision 2067: Sorge vor dem Weltkrieg ums Wasser
24.Jan.2007 Rede zur Lage der Nation: Bush bittet um eine Chance für seine Irak- Strategie
23.Jan.2007 Rede an die Nation: Bush will drastisch Benzin sparen

23.Jan.2007 Krieg der Sterne: Auch EU kritisiert Chinas Raketentest