Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shops Urged to Round up Your Bill and Give the Cash to Charity

Restaurants and shops will be urged to round up customers' bills to the nearest pound and give the increases to charity under new plans to bolster David Cameron's Big Society.

A White Paper on Monday will set out plans for charitable donations and volunteering to become a "social norm". Ministers will announce a "Round Pound" initiative aimed at encouraging people to make donations using the payment cards that are rapidly replacing cash for many purchases.

A working party of major retailers, banks and charities will be set up to explore ways of making "micro-donation" a part of everyday life.


Anwar Al Awlaki Terrorist? Or Pentagon / CIA Asset? YOU MAKE THE CALL!

Earth's Core May Be Melting, Scientists Find

The inner core of the Earth may be melting, scientists now find.

This melting could actually be linked to activity at the Earth's surface, the researchers said, and added that the discovery could help explain how the core generates the planet's magnetic field.

The Earth's inner core is a ball of solid iron about 1,500 miles wide, about the same size as the moon. This ball is surrounded by an outer core made up mostly of liquid iron-nickel alloy, a highly viscous mantle layer and, topping it off, a solid crust that forms the surface of the planet.

As the Earth cools from the inside out, the molten outer core is slowly freezing. This is leading the solid inner core to grow at a rate of about 1 millimeter per year.


So, Now Iran is a Part of “The Axis of Evil” Responsible for 9/11?

Explosive ... allegations have been made that Iran knew about the September 11 attacks in advance.

Two defectors from Iran’s intelligence service have testified that Iranian officials knew in advance about the attacks of September 11, 2001, says a US court filing that seeks damages for Iran’s ”direct support for, and sponsorship of, the most deadly act of terrorism in American history”.

One of the defectors also claimed that Iran was involved in designing the attacks, the filing said. The defectors’ identities and testimony were not revealed in the filing but were being submitted to a judge under seal, said lawyers who brought the original suit against Iran on behalf of families of dozens of September 11 victims.


The Always-Expanding Bipartisan Surveillance State

When I wrote earlier this week about Jane Mayer's New Yorker article on the Obama administration's war on whistleblowers, the passage I hailed as "the single paragraph that best conveys the prime, enduring impact of the Obama presidency" included this observation from Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin: "We are witnessing the bipartisan normalization and legitimization of a national-surveillance state." There are three events -- all incredibly from the last 24 hours -- which not only prove how true that is, but vividly highlight how it functions and why it is so odious.


Recycling Not Always an Energy and Resource Saver, Study Finds

A recent study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that remanufacturing or recycling certain products actually uses more energy than simply using new products. Published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the findings cast doubt on the notion that remanufacturing things like old tires and used motor cores always helps to save energy and resources in the long run.

Timothy Gutowski, professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and his colleagues conducted 25 case studies on products in eight different categories and found that for every remanufactured product that appeared to have a net energy savings, there was another that had a net energy loss. And even among those with net savings, the benefits were often minute or even negligible.


'Dutch Priest Member of Pedophile club'

The head of a Catholic religious order in the Netherlands has revealed that one of his subordinate priests served in an organization infamous for backing pedophilia.

Herman Spronck, the head of the Dutch arm of the Salesian order, said on Friday that one of his assistant priests worked for the "Martijn" organization, which has been assailed for its campaign to legalize child abuse, the Associated Press reported.

"Of course we reject this and distance ourselves from this personal initiative," Spronck said in a statement. "Membership in such organizations does not fit with the ethos of the Salesian order."


Saudis Show Solidarity with Bahrainis

Saudi protesters have poured into the streets in the eastern city of Qatif, condemning Manama's brutal crackdown on anti-regime demonstrators.

Expressing solidarity with Bahraini protesters, Saudi demonstrators on Friday urged the government to stop helping Manama in suppressing the uprising in the neighboring country and immediately withdraw its troops.


'US Missile System Threatens Russia'

A senior Russian military official says the deployment of an American missile system on European soil will greatly undermine Moscow's nuclear deterrence capability.

"The situation completely changes with the realization of the third and fourth stages of the missile system," state-run RIA Novosti quoted Chief of Main Operations Directorate of Russia's General Staff Lt. Gen. Andrei Tretyak as saying on Friday.

"Four hundred interceptor missiles on 40 warships and a missile site in Poland. This is a real threat to our strategic nuclear forces," he added. Tretyak pointed out that US plans for a missile system in Europe comes despite the fact that Russia has never had any plans to deploy missile elements outside its borders.


Nationwide Protests Continue in Spain

Tens of thousands of students, social groups and unemployed people have taken to the streets across Spain to protest against the financial crisis in the country.

Countrywide peaceful protests have been organized through social media networks such as Twitter. Hundreds of demonstrators have been camping out at Madrid's Puerta del Sol square since May 15 to demand a 'real democracy' and political and social change in Spain, The Guardian reported on Friday.

Other similar protests have been held in Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao, Zaragoza and other Spanish cities.

"The economy and unemployment are key to the protest because that binds all of us together," Jon Aguirre Such, a spokesman for the Real Democracy Now movement, said.


Seoul Probes US Agent Orange Site

South Korea has begun the inspection of a site where US military reportedly dumped a highly toxic defoliant, called Agent Orange, during the Vietnam War in the 1970s. South Korea's environment ministry says he has sent a team of experts to the US military base in Waegwan, southeast of the capital, Seoul.

Investigators would check soil and underground water around the camp.

Reports of the dumping of Agent Orange surfaced last week after three US Army veterans said they had been ordered to bury 250 drums of the defoliant at the camp in 1978.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Government Orders You Tube To Censor Protest Videos

In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.

The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.


Cameron Embraces Tyranny

In Bahrain, it was another day of violence and repression as the Saudi-backed Al-Khalifa dynasty continued to clamp down on protesters demanding a better life for the repressed Shia majority.

But in Downing Street, David Cameron exchanged a warm handshake with Bahrain's Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa. While other Arab tyrants feel the full force of British disapproval, Sheikh Salman is here on a mission to repair the damaged reputation of his dynasty. His visit prompted an outcry from politicians and civil rights campaigners.


Israeli PM Rejects 1967 Borders Pullout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected US President Barack Obama's call for withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories to the 1967 borders. Netanyahu also rejected any pullout from East al-Quds (Jerusalem). "Those borders are not defensible," and the establishment of a Palestinian state must not come "at Israel's expense,"Jerusalem Post quoted Netanyahu as saying on Friday.

In his Middle East policy speech on Thursday, President Obama called for the formation of an independent Palestinian state based on the lines before the 1967 Mideast war.

"We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states," said Obama. Israel captured the West Bank, East al-Quds and the Gaza Strip during the 1967 war.


London 2012: The Olympic Torch Relay and Prometheus

London is getting ready for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the Olympic torch relay will begin on May 18th 2012. This ceremonial event, where people from all walks of life carry the Olympic torch across the host country, is particularly symbolic to those who began this Olympic traditions.

In Greek mythology, the original “torch-bearer” was Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods in order to give it to humanity. Fire was considered by ancients as being a tiny spark of the sun, which was considered to be the physical manifestation of deity (see Sun Worship). By bringing fire to mankind, Prometheus has therefore enabled humans to partake in “all things divine” and even allowed them to aspire to become gods themselves.


Could a Mind-Reading Machine Soon be a Reality? Scientists 'Decode' Human Brainwaves

Nowhere to hide: A 'mind-reading machine' that displays mental images is a step closer after scientists said they have decoded brain signals related to vision.

Professor Philippe Schyns, who led the study, said: 'It's a bit like unlocking a scrambled television channel. Before, we could detect the signal but couldn't watch the content; now we can.


Fracking Linked to Flammable Drinking Water

The controversial use of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) to bolster natural gas drilling has been linked scientifically for the first time to flammable drinking water.

Four scientists at Duke University found higher levels of flammable methane gas in drinking water wells located within close proximity to natural gas wells. The researchers also found that the type of gas detected at high levels in the water was the same type energy companies were extracting from thousands of feet underground, which could mean the gas had been seeping through natural or manmade faults and fractures, or coming from cracks in wells.


US Post-9/11 Surveillance Law Renewed

US Congress lawmakers have agreed to extend a series of controversial surveillance and search powers, known as the Patriot Act, in force since the 9/11, 2001 attacks. The agreement calls for the extension of key powers of the act for an additional five years, AFP reports. Under the arrangement, the Senate and House of Representatives will hold a vote on extending the controversial powers at the core of the act before they lapse on May 27, according to several congressional aides.

The officials said the vote would be "a clean extension" to June 1, 2015, meaning it would not include new civil liberties safeguards sought by some senior lawmakers of the major parties of Republicans and Democrats.


Too Creepy Even For Google': Search Engine Boss Warns Governments Against Facial Recognition Technology

Google boss Eric Schmidt warned against facial recognition. The executive chairman of Google has warned governments against facial recognition technology - saying it is 'too creepy' even for the search engine. Eric Schmidt said that the technology has advanced rapidly in recent years and that it could be rolled out across the internet. But the controversial technique has angered privacy campaigners who claim that it would be a further erosion of privacy and civil liberties.

Now Schmidt has dispelled any suggestions that internet giant Google would be the first company to employ the system. But he warned that there were likely to be other organisations who might 'cross the line' and use facial recognition.


Welcome to 1984: Bill Clinton Calls For Internet ‘Ministry of Truth’

Spy Drones Becoming Pervasive INSIDE America

Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure’s on to allow them in the skies over the United States. The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act.

The Washington Post reported in January: The operation outside Austin presaged what could prove to be one of the most far-reaching and potentially controversial uses of drones: as a new and relatively cheap surveillance tool in domestic law enforcement. For now, the use of drones for high-risk operations is exceedingly rare. The Federal Aviation Administration - which controls the national airspace - requires the few police departments with drones to seek emergency authorization if they want to deploy one in an actual operation. Because of concerns about safety, it only occasionally grants permission.


Regime Change at the IMF: The Frame-Up of Dominique Strauss-Kahn?

The arrest of IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has all the appearances of a frame-up ordered by powerful members of the financial establishment, in liaison with France's Nicolas Sarkozy, whose presidency has served the interests of the US at the expense of those of France and the European Union. While there is for the moment no proof of a plot, the unusual circumstances of his arrest and imprisonment require careful examination.

Immediately following Strauss Kahn's arrest, pressures were exerted by Washington to speed up his replacement as Managing Director of the IMF preferably by a non-European, an American or a handpicked candidate from an "emerging market economy" or a developing country.

Since the founding of the Bretton Woods institutions in 1945, the World Bank has been headed by an American whereas the IMF has been under the helm of a (Western) European.


Transplant Tourism Spirals Out of control as the Wealthy Harvest Organs From the Poor

Tired of waiting for appropriate organ donors using traditional methods, patients from wealthier countries like the US are increasingly taking advantage of "transplant tourism" operations that harvest needed organs from the poor in exchange for money. Though illegal, this underground organ trade market appears to be growing, despite the fact that patients and donors often die due to infections, botched surgeries, and other complications.


Britain Steps Up Pressure on PressTV

The British government has unleashed a new wave of pressure on Press TV in the latest example of infringement on freedom of speech.

The British government is apparently seeking to use Ofcom regulations as a pretext to impose penalties on Press TV news network and the independent London-based Press TV limited company.

It is speculated that in a politically motivated move, the British Office of Communications, better known as Ofcom, is pursuing a case against Press TV for broadcasting an interview with a Newsweek journalist. The telecommunications regulator is drawing on Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari's complaint that includes claims of unfair treatment and unwarranted infringement of privacy in the making and broadcasting of a Press TV program.


US Warns Britain Against Afghan Pullout

UK military commanders have received a blunt warning from senior US military officials not to abide by the premier's call to drawdown troops' number in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister David Cameron was pushing the military to begin a pullout by July, the same time the US is planning to carry out a nominal withdrawal.

However, the US military is said to have cautioned Britain that a premature pullout could seriously damage the US-UK ties.

British officials have also confirmed the US warning, saying that the so-called “special relationship” between the two allies could be over if the Conservative premier does not commit to an open-ended involvement in the US-led war.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Birther Bombshell: Corsi To Release Evidence Proving Obama Certificate a Fraudulent Composite

During an interview with a Denver radio station this morning, author Jerome Corsi said he was about to release bombshell evidence that proved the alleged Obama birth certificate released last month was a composite of three different birth certificates from other individuals born at the same hospital.

“I’m going to be telling the entire world about this scandal over the next few weeks,” Corsi said in a separate interview. “This is going to make Watergate look like a political sideshow by comparison.”


10 Ways ‘The Police State’ Tracks You

The war on terror is a worldwide endeavor that has spurred massive investment into the global surveillance industry, which now seems to be becoming a war on “liberty and privacy.” Given all of the new monitoring technology being implemented, the uproar over warrantless wiretaps now seems moot.

High-tech, first-world countries are being tracked, traced, and databased, literally around every corner. Governments, aided by private companies, are gathering a mountain of information on average citizens who so far seem willing to trade liberty for supposed security. Here are just some of the ways the matrix of data is being collected:


100 Ways To Become More Conscious: How To Raise Your Consciousness

1. Connect with nature – Go for a walk in the forest, jungle, field of daisies, or wherever you feel like getting a connection with nature. It is possible to feel at deep sense of peace and oneness when you attempt to connect with nature. As you learn to connect and appreciate nature, you allow your consciousness to rise up.

2. Get your body moving – Exercise and dancing will raise your consciousness by promoting healthy brainwave patterns, healthy neurotransmitter levels, and great circulation throughout your nervous system. Help yourself rise up and break the pattern of not exercising by going for a friendly walk with one of your friends or even going to the club to dance. Both examples are: easy, fun, and empowering.


TEPCO: Meltdown at Reactor 1 Hour After Earthquake ... Reactors 2 and 3 Have Likely Melted Down As Well

Data shows meltdowns occurred at the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, creating huge problems for the plant operator that had presented a more optimistic scenario. And like the No. 1 reactor, the melted fuel appears to have created holes in the pressure vessel of the No. 3 reactor, according to the data of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Released May 16.

Goshi Hosono, special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan, acknowledged the likelihood of meltdowns at the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors.

"We have to assume that meltdowns have taken place," Hosono said at a news conference May 16.


Monsanto Pesticide Found to Infect Plants With AIDS-like Disease

When Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and internationally-recognized plant pathologist, wrote a letter back in January to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, warning him about a new mystery disease showing up primarily in genetically-modified (GM) crops, the notice fell on deaf ears.

Research conducted by a team of senior plant and animal scientists found that Monsanto's glyphosate chemical, which is the primary ingredient in its popular RoundUp herbicide formula, appears responsible for infecting plants with an AIDS-like syndrome that destroys their immunity, blocks their absorption of certain vitamins and minerals, and eventually kills them.


Mass UFO Sighting Around NASA Shuttle Endeavor During Launch

I confirmed [this image is from a] video with another video of the full 9 minutes of launch and included it below. They match, no change at all. The UFOs are real and 100% there.

Now I was watching this live coverage of the Endeavor taking off so I can confirm I saw these black objects appear around the shuttle too. However I did not record a video because I do not know how to record off of NASA's live cam link…yet. I did see the black objects but they would disappear from one location and reappear at another in a blink of an eye. So this video is legit, but I didn't see the close up black one that shoots to the right.That was a great catch there.


New Respiratory Disease In Soldiers Returning From Iraq And Afghanistan

A Wednesday morning session of the American Thoracic Society convention explored the inhalational exposures and respiratory outcomes of military deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Presenters reviewed current knowledge on complex inhalational exposures, epidemiologic studies, animal toxicology studies, and clinical lung findings in U.S. military men and women who are returning from Southwest Asia.

"We've described a new disease called Iraq-Afghanistan War lung injury (IAW-LI), among soldiers deployed to these countries as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn" said Anthony Szema, MD, who will co-chair with Dr. Rose. "Not only do soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan suffer serious respiratory problems at a rate seven times that of soldiers deployed elsewhere, but the respiratory issues they present with show a unique pattern of fixed obstruction in half of cases, while most of the rest are clinically-reversible new-onset asthma, in addition to the rare interstitial lung disease called nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis associated with inhalation of titanium and iron."


MIT: Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake

Geologists have long puzzled over anecdotal reports of strange atmospheric phenomena in the days before big earthquakes. But good data to back up these stories has been hard to come by.

In recent years, however, various teams have set up atmospheric monitoring stations in earthquake zones and a number of satellites are capable of sending back data about the state of the upper atmosphere and the ionosphere during an earthquake.

Today, Dimitar Ouzounov at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland and a few buddies present the data from the Great Tohoku earthquake which devastated Japan on 11 March. Their results, although preliminary, are eye-opening.


CDC Warns Americans to Prepare for Zombie Apocalypse (really)

Although it may seem unbelievable, this is not a satire piece or a joke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which has been deeply engaged in the fictions of Swine Flu and other so-called "pandemics," is now publicly warning Americans to prepare for a zombie apocalypse.

In a May 16th blog entry on the website (, author Ali S. Khan asks the question, "Where do zombies come from and why do they love eating brains so much?" The article then goes on to suppose that "zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anything living that got in their way. The proliferation of this idea has led many people to wonder - How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?"


Strauss-Kahn Steps Down as IMF Chief

France's Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under pressures over alleged sexual assault charges that he strongly denies.

"It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the Executive Board my resignation from my post of Managing Director of the IMF," AFP quoted Strauss-Kahn as saying on Thursday.

"I want to say that I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me," he said.


Bahrain Trials Highly Alarming: AI

The Amnesty International has slammed the prison terms for Bahraini protesters, saying such unfair trials in the Persian Gulf state are “highly alarming.”

In unfair trials, Bahraini regime has sentenced eight more anti-government protesters, including a woman, to between one and four years imprisonment for "participating in illegal demonstrations and inciting hatred against the regime" during popular protests in February and March, the rights group said on Wednesday.

“These eight activists appear to have been sentenced to jail terms for doing no more than exercising their legitimate right to demonstrate,” said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty's director for the Middle East and North Africa.

The defendants, who were held without arrest warrants, were denied their basic rights of meeting family members and had very limited access to lawyers, Smart said.


Russia Warns West of New Cold War

Russia has warned the West of another Cold War if it fails to acknowledge the country's concerns regarding a planned missile system based in Europe.

On Wednesday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned that his country would take “retaliatory measures” if the United States would continue with the construction of the so-called missile defense system, AFP reported.

“We [Russia] would then be talking about developing the offensive potential of our nuclear capabilities; this would be a very bad scenario. It would be a scenario that throws us back into the Cold War era,” the Russian president said during a press conference.


'US killed Bin Laden clone in Pakistan'

The US operation that allegedly killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has actually led to the death of a clone of the al-Qaeda leader, working under CIA operative Raymond Davis, an American editor says.

"The real bin Laden died years ago after receiving treatment in American hospitals for his various illnesses," said Gordon Duff, senior editor of Ohio-based Veterans Today, in an interview with Press TV's US Desk.

"His [bin Laden] body was frozen and kept in storage for a date when it would be of advantage to the United States to use it for maximum advantage," Duff wrote in a May 9 article titled 'Was Raymond Davis CIA's Bin Laden Handler?'


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Surrey School Plans to Put CCTV Cameras in Pupils' Loos

A secondary school in Surrey is planning to install CCTV cameras in the communal area of its pupils' toilets. Ash Manor School, near Aldershot, said the proposals were part of its "commitment to safeguarding" and that pupil privacy was not at risk. One parent took his three children out of the school when a temporary camera was installed as an experiment. He also reported it to Surrey Police, who say they have received "a number of calls" from concerned parents.


DNA and Fingerprint Guidelines 'Unlawful'

Rules allowing police forces to keep the fingerprints and DNA samples of innocent people are unlawful, says the UK Supreme Court.

The decision comes nearly three years after the European Court of Human Rights came to a similar conclusion.

Judges said government plans for changes to the law in England and Wales were already in the pipeline.

The ECHR ruled that the guidelines did not differentiate between criminals and people who had never been convicted.


Torture Inquiry Will 'Not Cover US Rendition'

An inquiry into Britain's involvement in torture during the "war on terror" will not investigate whether UK forces handed over suspects to be transported to other countries for interrogation by the Americans – despite David Cameron's assurance that it would probe all aspects of the controversy.

The head of the Detainee Inquiry ordered by Mr Cameron has confirmed that he will not consider the issue of detainees transferred between forces fighting in Iraq and elsewhere, which has been identified by many critics as one of the murkiest elements of the "extraordinary rendition" saga.

Campaigners last night condemned the decision, which contradicts assurances made by the Prime Minister when he set up the inquiry last year.


MI6 Plotted With No10 to Oust Saddam in Bid to Win "Prize" of Secure Oil Supplies

MI6 plotted the toppling of Saddam Hussein nearly 18 months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, secret papers revealed.

Spy chiefs discussed with Downing Street a plan that was layered ‘like an onion’, with ministers openly supporting ‘regime change’ while behind the scenes working closely with those carrying out a coup.

The intelligence service also made clear in newly declassified papers that the ‘prize’ for removing the Iraqi dictator was ‘new security to oil supplies’.
The documents will add weight to critics’ claims that this was the real reason the U.S. and Britain went to war, and not because they feared Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction.


NASA Captures Stunning Video of Comet Hitting the Sun

NASA has captured video of a comet hitting the Sun and the footage is getting plenty of buzz online. One viewing is all it takes to see why.

The footage was captured by NASA’s Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) on May 10 and May 11 and posted to NASA Goddard’s Flickr page. It shows what is believed to be a comet from the Kreutz family hurtling into the Sun. The Kreutz family of objects is believed to have originated from a single large comet that came apart centuries ago.


U.S. Drone Strikes Kill 238 Pakistani Civilians So Far This Year

Two hundred thirty eight innocent civilians were killed while forty got injured in the drone attacks in tribal areas in the contemporary year sine 1st January till date.

According to government sources, important members of Al-Qeada were the target of these drone missile strikes.

According to locals, the killed people were locals. From 1st January 2011 till 17th May 2011, 24 drone missile strikes were carried out in North Waziristan and 15 drone missile strikes were carried out in South Waziristan.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The New Enemy of Economic Recovery: Austerity Protesters

As the United States surpasses the debt ceiling today, and Obama and Boehner play "let's make a deal" for deep cuts to the budget, citizens must prepare for austerity measures of higher taxes and less benefits. These cutbacks won't necessarily be as evident as European austerity, because Americans scarcely get anything tangible from their tax dollars. However, cutbacks will likely bring similar hardship and protest.

The increasingly ferocious protests over public service cuts and asset looting in the Euro-zone hints at what may be in store for America. Over the weekend a Washington Post article described the escalating unrest in Greece over punishing austerity measures. However, the thrust of the article was to create the new enemy of the economy recovery: austerity "anarchists".'


College Conspiracy

Diana Inquest Samples Switched

Princess Diana’s post-mortem samples were switched with those from another woman, an explosive new book claims.

Adding weight to “cover-up” theories, it says samples were swapped prior to toxicological testing.

According to documents uncovered for the book, published this week, the toxicologist at London’s Charing Cross Hospital received the samples of another female and tested them in the belief that they were from Princess Diana.'


The BBC's War on Truth

A survey, The Pew Global Attitudes Report, carried out in 2006, found that more than half of the British Muslims, 56%, believed Arabs were not responsible for the 9/11 terror strikes. In some parts of the UK that majority is much higher. Try home of 'the 7/7 bombers' Beeston, in Leeds, for example.

Anyone who mixes with ordinary Muslims knows that a majority of them believe that the 'War on Terror' is a hoax, that 9/11 was an 'inside job' and that 7/7 was not carried out by four suicide bombers but by forces acting on behalf of the secret state in order to provide yet a further pretext for foreign aggression and domestic suppression.

However, in this debate not a single Muslim voice represented the opinions of this VERY LARGE part of their community.'


The Unlawful Killing of Princess Diana (Sneak Preview)

TSA Backscatter Radiation Safety Tests Were Rigged

It can now be revealed by NaturalNews that the TSA faked its safety data on its X-ray airport scanners in order to deceive the public about the safety of such devices.

As evidenced by recent events in Washington, we now live in an age where the federal government simply fakes whatever documents, news or evidence it wants people to believe, then releases that information as if it were fact. This is the modus operandi of the Department of Homeland Security, which must fabricate false terror alerts to keep itself in business -- and now the TSA division has taken the fabrication of false evidence to a whole new level with its naked body scanners.'


EU Agriculture Chief Slams GMOs, Expresses Strong Support for Natural Agriculture

In a bold move that goes against the mainstream flow, European Union (EU) Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos recently denounced genetically-modified (GM) food crops, citing the fact that they fail to meet various "quality and diversity criteria" that consumers have come to expect, and their inherent lack of benefit for both farmers and consumers. Ciolos also expressed support for individual EU member nations having the freedom to ban GM crops if they so choose, emphasizing the notion that natural, local agriculture is the best route for European nations to take.

Acceptance of GMOs throughout Europe continues to be far lower than it is in the US, partly due to the fact that EU policy dictates that GMOs be properly labeled, while US policy has no labeling requirements. But European consumers have also been far more vocal against the use of GMOs than consumers in the US have been, and numerous other European leaders like Ciolos have publicly spoken out against GMOs, while most US politicians have remained silent on the issue.'


NATO's Secret Ground War in Libya

U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 only passed, because Moscow and Beijing abstained. This was a tactical move meant to limit the war.

If the resolution had been vetoed by Russia and China, in all likelihood, the U.S., Britain, France, Italy (and the Western European members of NATO) would have resorted to “other means,” including an outright invasion. By abstaining and getting the NATO powers to vocally invest themselves to U.N. Resolution 1973 and to hide behind it, Moscow and Beijing managed to limit the options of the Pentagon and NATO.'


50,000 Palestinians Gate Crash Border

Israel to Maintain US Helicopters

The United States Army has contracted an Israeli defense industry giant to perform the maintenance work and upgrading of parts for its Apache and Black Hawk helicopters.

The five-year deal was signed with Israel's TAT Technologies with which the US military has had decades of close dealings, UPI reported on Monday.

The Army has placed a USD 4.3 million purchase order with the company and the contract's value may reach USD 20 million over its course.'


Mossad Operated in Heart of London?

According to the Daily Telegraph , Mossad's secret agents followed a Syrian official , broke into his hotel room in London, and stole the diplomat's documents , while UK government was totally indifferent.

Britain took one more supportive step in favor of Israel, as it was thoroughly unconcerned over Mossad, the Israeli secret service's London operation in 2006.

The Israeli secret service seemingly had planned to assassinate the Syrian official but averted the plan fearing the huge diplomatic rift with the British government.'