Saturday, April 25, 2009 20:16
Director: Swine Flu Was "Cultured In A Laboratory"
Swine flu panic is spreading in Mexico and soldiers are patrolling the
streets after it was confirmed that human to human transmission is occurring
and that the virus is a brand new strain which is seemingly affecting
young, healthy people the worst. Questions about the source of the outbreak
are also being asked after a public health official said that the virus
was "cultured in a laboratory".
to Nominate NSA Chief to Head New Cyber Command
Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to nominate the director of the
National Security Agency to head a new Pentagon Cyber Command, which
will coordinate computer-network defense and direct U.S. cyber-attack
operations, according to a draft memo by Mr. Gates.
Swine Flu Outbreak Originated At Fort Dix
Given the reports of the possibility of a swine flu epidemic, is interesting
to note that last time there was a significant outbreak of a new form
of swine flu in the U.S. it was traced back to the army base at Fort
Dix, New Jersey.
bombs kill scores in Baghdad
At least 60 people were killed and more than 125 injured this morning
when two suicide bombers detonated explosive vests near the most
important Shia Muslim shrine in Baghdad.
slump risks ‘explosive’ mood as second banking crisis
A clutch of political and labour leaders in Germany have raised
the spectre of civil unrest after the country’s leading institutes
forecast a 6pc contraction of gross domestic product this year,
a slump reminiscent of 1931 and bad enough to drive unemployment
to 4.7m by 2010.
Wizard Tasered - NSFW Coachella Music Festival
Among the many performances at the Coachella music festival, there
was one act more disturbing and brutal than the rest. As hundreds
of music fans looked on, three police officers beat down and repeatedly
tasered a naked wizard who apparently wasn’t eager to throw
a robe over his magic wand.