Confirms Water on Moon
In the wake of a recent crash test, NASA has confirmed that there in
fact lies a significant amount of water underneath the Moon’s
surface. Science and technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg reports.
Deficit in U.S. Increases by Most Since 1999
The trade deficit in the U.S. widened in September by the most in a
decade, reflecting rising demand for imported oil and automobiles as
the economy rebounded from the worst recession since the 1930s.
9/11 Show Trial an “Irresponsible Decision”
Boehner says putting the so-called perps on trial would revert to
a “dangerous pre-9/11 mentality – treating terrorism
as a law enforcement issue and hoping for the best.” The neocons
argue that the Constitution — or for that matter, the Geneva
Convention — do not apply to terrorists.
rise in birth defects in Falluja
Doctors in Iraq’s war-ravaged enclave of Falluja are dealing
with up to 15 times as many chronic deformities in infants and a
spike in early life cancers that may be linked to toxic materials
left over from the fighting.
Betrayals in the War on Terror
After President Obama announced he would fight the release of photographs
showing American soldiers abusing “war on terror” detainees,
Richard Haass, president of the quintessentially mainstream Council
on Foreign Relations, said that Obama had learned the difference
between campaigning and governing. He wasn’t being sarcastic. Major
Nidal Malik Hasan, jihadist or patsy?
The story as it unwinds seems too scripted to be true. That Army
psychiatrist and Major Nidal M. Hasan went on a rampage at Fort
Hood with two guns blazing, a .357 Magnum and a semi-automatic pistol
with laser target-finder, after shouting the Arabic phrase ‘Allah
Akbar’ (God is Greatest) as he opened fire, and will live
(so far) to talk about it, though an Army-appointed lawyer says
he will never get a fair trial.
And Trade Ruse In The Offing?
Politico.com today quotes a Democrat lobbyist who says that cap
and trade is on the “back burner” until next year. This
story has been picked up by numerous other outlets, creating the
impression that we do not need to worry about this nightmare legislation
passing the Senate until 2010.