Samstag, 18. August 2007

Why not recommend persons move appliances away from beds?

Next-up News n°284

Gilded Age Crime

The Hill's Brent Budowsky writes: "Driving to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the route goes through poor neighborhoods where house after house have signs: For Sale. What this really means is: foreclosed."

Texas Trader Admits Guilt in Iraq Oil-for-Food Fraud

The New York Times' Alan Feuer reports: "A Houston oil trader pleaded guilty yesterday in New York to federal fraud charges in connection with illegal profits and kickbacks involving the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s rule."

US Military Practices Genetic Discrimination in Denying Benefits

Karen Kaplan of The Los Angeles Times writes: "Eric Miller's career as an Army Ranger wasn't ended by a battlefield wound, but his DNA. Lurking in his genes was a mutation that made him vulnerable to uncontrolled tumor growth. So began his journey into a dreaded scenario of the genetic age."

US Actions Against Iran Raise War Risk, Many Fear

Warren P. Strobel and Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy newspapers, report: "As President Bush escalates the United States' confrontation with Iran across a broad front, US allies in Europe and the Middle East are growing worried that the steps will achieve little, but will undercut diplomacy and increase the chances of war."

Judges May Release Wiretap Documents

Eric Lichtblau of the New York Times reports that a secret intelligence court may consider an "unprecedented" request by the American Civil Liberties Union to unseal highly classified terrorist surveillance documents. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ordered the government to respond on the issue by August 31.

National Parks and Climate Change

Informant: Teresa Binstock

Money as debt

Next-up News n°283

Summer meltdown: stock market suffers biggest fall in four years

Shares plummet around the world; FTSE's worst day nin four years; Value of UK PLC falls £60bn; Market slumps 13% since June; Pensions surplus wiped out; Fears for housing market; Growing threat to economy.

From Information Clearing House

NSA Judge: 'I feel like I'm in Alice and Wonderland'

Garre counters that the courts should give "utmost deference" to the Bush administration. Judge Pregerson: "What does utmost deference mean? Bow to it?"

From Information Clearing House

Homeland Security Enlists Clergy to Quell Public Unrest if Martial Law Ever Declared

Could martial law ever become a reality in America? Some fear any nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil might trigger just that. KSLA News 12 has discovered that the clergy would help the government with potentially their biggest problem: Us.

From Information Clearing House

US steps closer to war with Iran

The Bush administration has leaped toward war with Iran by, in essence, declaring war with the main branch of Iran's military, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), which it plans to brand as a terrorist organization.

From Information Clearing House

Gadhafi Son Warns of More Europe Attacks

"The only solution to contain radicalism is the rapid departure of Western troops from Iraq as well as Afghanistan, and a solution to the Palestinian question,'' Gadhafi was quoted as saying.,,-6856787,00.html

From Information Clearing House

Reports of US deal-brokering draw Pakistan anger

The United States was accused Friday of meddling in Pakistani affairs amid reports Washington is trying to broker a power-sharing deal between President Pervez Musharraf and his arch-rival Benazir Bhutto.

From Information Clearing House

Medical crisis in Iraq as doctors and nurses flee

The humanitarian disaster in Iraq is being compounded by a mass exodus of their medical staff fleeing chronic violence and lawlessness. A report by Oxfam International shows the lack of doctors and nurses is fracturing a health system on the brink of collapse.

From Information Clearing House

Cleanse first then partition

Remember the Americans came with a precise agenda: 1) Regime Change 2) The Division of Iraq along ethnic lines. Shias, Sunnis and Kurds. Kurds are majority Sunnis by the way.

A Corner of "Peace"

So this is the price of your famous Peace. This was the plan of your Peace. This was the orchestrated diabolical blueprint for your Peace.

From Information Clearing House

Hope Vs. Mindset

By Carolyn Baker

A pro-active mindset is willing to own that the paradigm upon which the empire is based is not only shallow, wanton, mindless, and infantilizing, but ultimately toxic- mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

China Is Not The Problem

By Paul Craig Roberts

It is not China's fault that American corporations have so little regard for their employees and fellow citizens that they destroy their economic opportunities and give them to foreigners instead.

Human Rights, Trade and Labor Groups Oppose Closed-Door Summit on North America's Future

Trading Away the Health of Our Children

The Rove Legacy

Karl Rove and the Damage Done


Farewell to Karl Rove

The Bill Moyers Journal says good-bye to Karl Rove, who "figured out a long time ago that the way to take an intellectually incurious draft-averse naughty playboy in a flight jacket with chewing tobacco in his back pocket and make him governor of Texas, was to sell him as God's anointed in a state where preachers and televangelists outnumber even oil derricks and jack rabbits."


Bill Moyers bids farewell to Karl Rove


"Greed and God won 4 elections in a row".

US Paid $1 Million to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers

Climate Change: Deniers Jump on NASA Gaff, While Greenland on Verge of Meltdown

Couple Arrested at Bush Rally Settles Lawsuit for $80,000

US Food Aid is 'Wrecking' Africa, Claims Charity

EPA Growing More Dependent on Corporate Research

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says Environmental Protection Agency documents reveal that the agency increasingly relies upon corporate research joint ventures and that these corporate partnerships are on the rise as EPA research funding is on the wane.

Forget Biofuels: Burn Oil and Plant Forests Instead

Catherine Brahic for The New Scientist reports that some scientists believe that burning oil and planting forests to compensate is more environmentally friendly than burning biofuel.


Plant trees, lots of them, you can never plant enough!

Heathrow Protest a "Battle to Save the World"

In the Independent UK, Johann Hari says, "If you happen to be passing through Hatton Cross this weekend, you will see a swollen army of police officers equipped with weapons and video cameras and peeved expressions. They will greet you at the entrance to the Tube stations, to the airport, and on every corner, and they will probably film your face as you walk by. So you might wonder - has Osama bin Laden been spotted in the vicinity?"

Climate Protests Spread to Two More Airports

Jerome Taylor for The Independent UK reports that "the environmental campaign against air travel moved towards a more confrontational phase and spread outside the climate-change camp at Heathrow yesterday as small groups of protesters launched simultaneous demonstrations against two airports in the Southeast."

Making Genocide in Darfur Personal

Ty Burr for The Boston Globe reviews the film, "The Devil Came on Horseback." He says the documentary focusing on the human-rights crisis in Darfur is also a personal look into why people are not responding to it: "It's also about our response to the human-rights crisis in Darfur - not just the West as a whole, but you and me and the guy down the hall."

Commerce, Treasury Funds Helped Boost GOP Campaigns

Marisa Taylor and Kevin G. Hall report for McClatchy Newspapers that "top Commerce and Treasury Department officials appeared with Republican candidates and doled out millions in federal money in battleground Congressional districts and states after receiving White House political briefings detailing GOP election strategy."


A Two-Month Surge of Resistance Against the War at Home and Abroad

SEPT 29: National March on Washington

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