Samstag, 14. März 2009

What We Don't Know About Iraq

Philip Bennett, The Washington Post: "What do Iraqis call the war that is now entering its seventh year? If you can't answer that question, it's not because you haven't been paying attention. In this country, the Iraq war has been an American story. It was born inside the Beltway. Its costs in suffering have been most visible to us at gravesides across the United States, or in the wards of Walter Reed. A growing library of histories of the war chronicles battle after bitter battle between factions of official Washington, skirmishing over ideas, strategy, about how we got in and how to get out. As the war has gone on, Iraqis' stories have been overshadowed by the towering drama of our own experience. The imbalance struck me as I recently read and revisited some of the best books to grow out of American journalism on Iraq since the invasion began on March 19, 2003. They are rich in raw, unblinking dispatches from alongside US troops and investigative digging into the thinking of US leaders - overall, a remarkable record of a continuing conflict. But they also reflect how frustration and isolation, including the isolation of journalists, have reduced Iraqis to a narrow cast of supporting roles: ungrateful partners, untrustworthy supplicants, invisible enemies and unreadable victims."

//www.truthout.org/031409Y



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DANGERS OF LOW ENERGY LIGHTBULBS

//www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/89185

Low-energy light bulbs can cause rashes and swelling to sensitive skin, warn experts
//www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1161899/Low-energy-light-bulbs-cause-rashes-swelling-sensitive-skin-warn-experts.html

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A factsheet on the three main health risks associated with energy saving lamps (EMF, mercury and UV radiation) can be found here:

The three main health risks associated with energy saving lamps (CFLs)

The three main health risks associated with energy saving lamps (CFLs)
//www.beperkdestraling.org/Spaarlampen/Factsheet_Health_risks_associated_with_energy_saving_lamps.pdf


From Beperk de Straling

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The Dark Side Of CFLs
//www.greenmuze.com/blogs/guest-bloggers/1031-the-dark-side-of-cfls.html


Informant: Walter McGinnis

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CFL sensitivity

Please have a look a new web site on CFL sensitivity created by Jerry Straub who can be reached at adggjs@gmail.com.

//www.cflimpact.com/

Forward to those interested in this issue.


Magda Havas


Informant: Martin Weatherall



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The Brave, Living and Dead

Michael Winship, Truthout: "Alarmed by the increasing rate of suicide, the Army has begun releasing monthly numbers, in addition to the annual reports produced in the past. 2008 was a record high - 128 confirmed suicides and 15 under investigation. The rate has been increasing steadily since 2004. Last month there were 18 suspected suicides, up from 11 the previous year. In January there were 24, up from five in January 2008. According to The Associated Press, 'Usually the vast majority of suspected suicides are eventually confirmed, and if that holds true it would mean that self-inflicted deaths surpassed the 16 combat deaths [in January] reported in all branches of the armed forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and other nations considered part of the global war on terror.'"

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Fury as Vodafone's Whitley phone mast gets green light

Mar 13 2009 by Les Reid, Coventry Telegraph

MOBILE phone giant Vodafone has won planning permission to keep a 30m high mast in Coventry’s green belt, despite objections from 500 residents.

Cheylesmore families fear children using a path to get to and from school could be exposed to radiation from the mast at Jaguar’s Whitley site.

The path was recently moved nearer to the mast as part of preparations for a business park at the site.

The mast received temporary planning permission for three years in 2005. Vodafone was yesterday back at the city council’s planning committee seeking consent for a further three years.

But Conservative councillor Kevin Foster, representing families in his Cheylesmore ward, said a more suitable brownfield site should be found more quickly as the business park development was making good progress.

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Klimaforscher: Dramatischer Appell der Wissenschaft

Gewässerschutz muss Teil der Klimaschutzprogramme werden

Aquatische Kleinlebewesen tragen wahrscheinlich merklich zum Treibhauseffekt bei.
//www.heise.de/tp/blogs/2/134285

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Klimaforscher: Dramatischer Appell der Wissenschaft

"Die Botschaft der Wissenschaft ist eindeutig", sagt der Potsdamer Klimaforscher und Kanzlerin-Berater Joachim Schellnhuber.

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Deutschlands Flüsse werden immer wärmer

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Sauberes Trinkwasser wird zur Mangelware

Vom 16.- 22. März 2009 findet in Istanbul das 5. Weltwasserforum statt. Mehr als eine Milliarde Menschen haben weltweit keinen Zugang zu sauberem Trinkwasser.

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Unbequemer als eine unbequeme Wahrheit

„Wir Schwätzer im Treibhaus“ von Marcel Hänggi – alles andere als Geschwätz! Eine Rezension von Thomas Wardenbach.

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Über Politikverdrossenheit, Parteiendemokratie und die Aussichten für die Bundestagswahl

"Parteipolitiker denken in der Regel nicht vor, sondern hinken nach"

Politologe Claus Leggewie über Politikverdrossenheit, Parteiendemokratie und die Aussichten für die Bundestagswahl.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/29/29807/1.html

Schützen die Nato-Truppen einen islamischen Staat gegen die Taliban?

Scharia in Afghanistan
//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/29/29919/1.html



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Tell Secretary Salazar you oppose removing federal protections for gray wolves

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Join the National Outcry to Save Wolves
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Put Wolves Back on the Endangered Species List
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45 percent of world's wealth destroyed

Blackstone CEO

"Between 40 and 45 percent of the world's wealth has been destroyed in little less than a year and a half," Schwarzman told an audience at the Japan Society. "This is absolutely unprecedented in our lifetime."

//www.reuters.com/article/GCA-Economy/idUSTRE52966Z20090311



Chinese Premier concerned about assets in US

Wen Jiabao reminded the United States of its responsibilities in easing the global financial crisis - and of its indebtedness to his country, which now owns the bulk of US Treasuries. "I would like ... to once again request America to maintain its trustworthiness, keep its promise and guarantee the safety of Chinese assets," he said.

//business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article5899805.ece



Democrats draw up plan for second stimulus bill

Democrats in the US Congress are drawing up plans for a second stimulus bill amid fears the first $787 billion package was not big enough to kick start the US economy.

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Cities Are Selling Stimulus Funds to Each Other

In Los Angeles County, cities are buying federal stimulus funds from each other at deep discounts, turning what was supposed to be a targeted infusion of cash into a huge auction.

//snipurl.com/droph



Foreclosures just keep on rising

The latest RealtyTrac numbers, point to a 30 percent, year-over-year increase in foreclosures across the country and a nearly 6 percent jump from just this January.

//www.boston.com/realestate/news/blogs/renow/2009/03/foreclosures_ju.html


From Information Clearing House



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FBI cited for poor freedom of information work

The FBI tells two out of every three Freedom of Information Act requesters that it can't find the records they asked for - a failure rate five times higher than other major federal agencies, a private study has found.

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From Information Clearing House



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Proposal to Have Soldiers Pay for Service-Related Injuries with Their Own Private Insurance

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed...that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

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From Information Clearing House



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Welcome to 1984: ISPs must comply with snooping law from Sunday

UK ISPs will be required to hand over records of customers' internet surfing habits, including IP addresses and times of use, to police and intelligence agencies from Sunday.

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Obama Extends Sanctions Against Iran

Change... What change?

Citing a continued "unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security," President Obama on Thursday extended sanctions against Iran for one year in a public notice.

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From Information Clearing House



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US Kills 24 People In Pakistan

Extrajudicial Killing

"Taliban militants" recovered 24 bodies and were searching for more on Friday, hours after suspected US drones destroyed a "camp" in Pakistan's northwestern region, "militants" and officials said.

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US attack kills five in Pakistan

The identities of those killed were not immediately known. It was the latest in almost three dozen suspected US missile strikes in Pakistan's border region since last year.

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From Information Clearing House



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Afghan Envoy Assails Western Allies as Halfhearted, Defeatist

By Karen DeYoung

Jawad accused those aiding Afghanistan of "total negligence" in building the Afghan police force and judicial system, "under-investment" in the national army, and providing "meager resources" devoted to helping the Afghan government deliver services and protect its citizens.

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Homeless Tent Cities Springing Up In US

NBC News Reports

In Sacramento, California, tent cities populated by the recently homeless have begun springing up in a scene reminscent of the Hoover ear. This is yet another sign og bad economic times, and reflects the need for change, not based on ideology, but on the practical needs of the people.

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A Lesson in International Gamesmanship

Barack Obama, Meet Team B

By Scott Ritter

Obama needs to learn the truth about Iran, and about the proposed missile defense system in Europe. This truth would be inconvenient, but it would also liberate him to develop meaningful solutions to serious problems in a manner that avoids a repeat of his embarrassing "Grand Bargain" gambit with Russia, trying to trade nothing for nothing in an effort to certify something for nothing.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22206.htm



The American Rome Is Burning

So Let's Attack Iran

By Eric S. Margolis

Compared to America's titanic economic and financial mess, whatever goes on in Tehran is of pipsqueak magnitude. The real danger to America comes from its Wall Street fraudsters, not from Tehran.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22205.htm



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Secret Emails Show Iraq Dossier Was 'Sexed Up'

Intelligence chiefs criticised 'iffy drafting' of key document

By Nigel Morris, Deputy Political Editor

Officials privately mocked assertions that the Iraqi president was covertly trying to develop a nuclear capability and wisecracked that perhaps he had recruited "Dr Frankenstein" to his supposed crack team of nuclear scientists.

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Want Bigger Government, More Poverty?

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/mogambo3.html



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How Abu Ghraib Was Politically Defused

//www.lewrockwell.com/bovard/bovard63.html



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A Real Freedom Index

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Of Paper 'Money' and 'Paper' Terrorism

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Moral hazard arises because an individual does not bear the full consequences of its actions

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Smashed by TSA Totalitarianism

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The American Dream Becomes the American Nightmare

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Policies that Place the Restoration of Credit as the Highest Priority

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Microsoft Partners With Implantable RFID Chip Maker VeriChip

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Informant: gotemf



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