Wednesday, July 22, 2009 18:55
Crisis To Rescue Failing Obama Agenda? New polls that show President Obama's popularity has sunk to
record lows should act as an alarm bell for the possibility that a manufactured
crisis, just as was exploited by Bush and Clinton before him, is being
prepared to reinvigorate support behind the government's stalling agenda.
Trials of Swine Flu Vaccine Begin in Australia Nurse Luiza Duszynski flicks her syringe, squeezes a few drops
of clear liquid from the needle and pushes it into Tara Seaton’s
arm. With that, she became one of the world’s first recipients
of a vaccine for swine flu.
Whistleblower Gets Ignored by Everyone
When the New York Times revealed in December of 2005 that the U.S. government
was eavesdropping on citizens’ telephone and e-mail conversations
without warrants, a retired AT&T technician named Mark Klein knew
he had physical evidence showing how the feds had been stealing information
from AT&T’s network.
‘beat’ pro-Mousavi protesters
Riot police clashed with hundreds of pro-reform protesters in Tehran
and arrested dozens of them yesterday, a witness said, in the latest
unrest over last month’s disputed election.
decision allows judges to toss civil suits they disfavor
In just two short months, a little-noticed case involving a former detainee’s
lawsuit against two Bush administration officials may have become what
one attorney called “the most significant Supreme Court decision
in a decade” affecting U.S. civil litigation.
Might Still Kill The Hate Bill!
In order to preserve the federal hate bill from Presidential veto, this
morning the Senate passed the McCain-Levin amendment to the Department
of Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 58 to 40. This satisfied President
Obama’s demand that 7 to 12 F-22 Raptor fighters be excluded.
Paul on Auditing The Fed On Tuesday, Dr. Paul was interviewed by CNBC’s Larry Kudlow
concerning his Audit the Fed bill, as well as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s
latest appearance before the House Financial Services Committee.
Trade to Post ‘Huge Drop’: Pascal Lamy
The worst may not yet be over for the global economic crisis as world
trade could continue to contract by another 10 percent in volume terms
this year, Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organisation,
told CNBC. Too-tall
terror snapper stopped by cops again
If the law doesn’t quite fit, then Kent Police are not above making
it up as they go along. That is the conclusion of local photographer
Alex Turner who, following his arrest last week for being too tall –
and possibly looking like a terrorist – was stopped by police
again on Sunday, and required to hand over ID.
Pursuit of Immortality: The science behind life extension
Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have searched for the
key to immortality and eternal youth. From the epic of Gilgamesh, recorded
on clay tablets around 2000 B.C., to Ponce de Leon’s famed search
for the fountain of youth in the new world, the extension of life has
been a recurring theme for humanity.
Deaths Hit A Record High In Afghanistan
U.S. deaths in Afghanistan have surged to a record high this month
and are likely to remain elevated as American and NATO forces settle
into outposts in southern Afghan villages and cities where Taliban
forces have traditionally been the strongest.
didn’t break rules, says GAO
The Department of Defense (DOD) did not violate ethics rules by
encouraging retired military officers to appear on news programs
as media analysts in the buildup to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
according to a new government report.
Street’s love affair with Ben Bernanke
A careful reading of Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s
op-ed in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal shows that Bernanke
thinks the economy is in a deflationary spiral that will last for
The Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee met July
15th to hear testimony regarding the Real ID Act 2005 and the newly
introduced Providing for Additional Security in States’ Identification
(”PASS”) Act. Senator Lieberman is the Chairman of the
committee. As you will see, the “fix” was in.
flu vaccination would be madness
A mass vaccination programme moves ever closer. Orders have been
placed; priority groups identified. There will be enough swine flu
vaccine to inoculate the entire population, starting with NHS staff,
in an attempt to halt the spread of the disease and save lives.