Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 17:35 BST EPA
On Radiation Alert As Fires Reach 50 Feet From Los Alamos Nuke Plant The wildfire that threatens to consume the Los Alamos
nuclear lab in New Mexico is now approaching the perimeter of the facility,
with the Environmental Protection Agency on radiation alert for the
deadly consequences of 20,000 barrels of nuclear waste going up in flames.
China Sea sovereignty ‘indisputable’: China
China on Wednesday reiterated that it has “indisputable sovereignty”
over islands in the South China Sea after the United States pledged
to help the Philippines, which has its own claims in the area.
Showdown For TSA Groping Bill
The final showdown for the TSA groping bill is set to take center stage
in the Texas House today, with the Senate version of the bill up for
a vote as the special session of the legislature hurtles towards its
deadline at midnight tonight.
World Overwhelmed By Western Hypocrisy
Western institutions have become caricatures of hypocrisy. The International
Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank are violating their
charters in order to bail out French, German, and Dutch private
Central Bank Head Flees To US
In what may be the most prophetic news of the day, we learn that
the head of Afghanistan’s central bank, Abdul Fitrat (what
an oddly appropriate name for a central banker), has escaped the
country, emigrated to the US and “isn’t expected to
Meters: We can monitor everything you do in your home (Video)
Although Smart Meters are promoted as energy efficiency components,
the actual intent of these meters is to track your use of energy
in real time across every 24hr. period, which will allow the provider
to bill you for that period at the highest energy rate for the day.
Surges In Body Scanner Operators; TSA Launches Cover-Up
Fearful of provoking further public resistance to naked airport
body scanners, the TSA has been caught covering up a surge in cases
of TSA workers developing cancer as a result of their close proximity
to radiation-firing devices, perhaps the most shocking revelation
to emerge from the latest FOIA documents obtained by the Electronic
Privacy Information Center.