Planned Collapse of America: Top News from around the US
Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy weapons system (Global Research 2/2/08)
Toxic Government Report Suppressed (AP/Yahoo 2/8/08)
EXCERPTS: “A much-delayed U.S. government report has been obtained by journalists, raising allegations that officials may be suppressing politically inconvenient data that, if released, could help protect the health of millions living in the Great Lakes region of the country…The study, “Public Health Implications of Hazardous Substances in the Twenty-Six U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern,” was developed by the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) at the request of the International Joint Commission, an independent U.S-Canadian organization that monitors and advises both governments on the use and quality of boundary waters. It brings together two sets of data: environmental data on known “areas of concern” — including superfund sites and hazardous waste dumps — and separate health data collected by county or, in some cases, smaller geographical regions. The findings pointed to elevated rates of lung, colon, and breast cancer; low birth weight; and infant mortality in several of the geographical areas of concern…
“As many as 9 million people — including residents of Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee — may be at risk from exposure to pollutants including pesticides, dioxin, PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls), and mercury, according to Sheila Kaplan, an investigative journalist who covered the story for the Center for Public Integrity.”
FDA cites risk of toxic head lice drug (USA Today 1/30/08)
“The sole U.S. maker of an insecticide-based treatment for head lice has stopped promoting the product after a sharply worded warning from the Food and Drug Administration that its marketing misled consumers by downplaying the rare, but serious, risks of the treatments…… In 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency banned lindane as an agricultural insecticide, citing its toxicity. About 50 other countries already ban or restrict the agricultural use of lindane.”
The last paragraph of the article finally says it’s banned in other countries – and we allow them to sell it to put on kids’ heads?!
First they came for the Geiger Counters (Treehugger 1/30/08)
“New York City Council, at the suggestion of the Department of Homeland Security, is looking at legislation that requires anyone who has or uses a detector that measures chemical, biological or radioactive agents to get a license from the Police Department.”
Don’t Be Happy, Worry (Salon 1/29/08)
“Awash in antidepressants, America is manipulated by Big Pharma and numbed out to basic, and inevitable, human pain — or so argue critics of our serotonin nation.”
FDA fines Red Cross another $4.6 Million (Washington Post 2/6/08)
EXCERPT: “The Food and Drug Administration has fined the Red Cross an additional $4.6 million for the distribution of “unsuitable blood products,” bringing penalties against the organization to more than $19 million in recent years. The FDA issued a letter Wednesday stating that it reviewed 113 recalls of blood products by the Red Cross from April 2003 to April 2006. The recalls involved the release of an estimated 4,094 unsuitable blood components.”
San Francisco Sewage Spill Estimated at 2.7 Million Tons (USA Today 2/2/08)
Fish from Northern Gulf may be contaminated (Houston Chronicle 2/5/08)
EXCERPT: “Several outbreaks of ciguatera fish poisoning have been confirmed in consumers who ate fish harvested in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the Food and Drug Administration said today. The FDA said that fish such as grouper, snapper, amberjack and barracuda represent the most significant threat to consumers. They feed on fish that have eaten toxic marine algae. The toxin is stable in the tissue of living fish and does them no harm. But larger carnivores have higher concentrations of the toxin in their tissues. As a result, the greatest risk of poisoning for humans comes from the largest fish.”
A Medical Mystery Unfolds in Minnesota (NYTimes 2/5/08)
A dozen workers at a Quality Pork meat processing plant have some type of nerve damage.
The world’s rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan (Independent UK 2/5/08)
EXCERPT: “The vast expanse of debris – in effect the world’s largest rubbish dump – is held in place by swirling underwater currents. This drifting “soup” stretches from about 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, across the northern Pacific, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan. Charles Moore, an American oceanographer who discovered the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” or “trash vortex”, believes that about 100 million tons of flotsam are circulating in the region. Marcus Eriksen, a research director of the US-based Algalita Marine Research Foundation, which Mr Moore founded, said yesterday: “The original idea that people had was that it was an island of plastic garbage that you could almost walk on. It is not quite like that. It is almost like a plastic soup. It is endless for an area that is maybe twice the size as continental United States.”
The Planned Collapse of America (Online Journal 12/7/07)
TASTY QUOTE from David Rockefeller: “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
With links to download the Changing Images of Man and Trilateral Commission’s The Crisis of Democracy
NAFTA Trumps State Regulations (Boston Globe 12/2/07)
Withhold from War; Pay for Peace (2008 WarTaxBoycott.org)
America faces a day of reckoning with debt (Telegraph, UK 12/10/07)
North American Monetary Integration: Here Comes the Amero (Global Research 1/20/08)
Legalized Counterfeiting: The Federal Reserve System (WhatReallyHappened)
The Collapse of the Modern Day Banking System (MParent 12/17/07)
JFK vs The Federal Reserve (WhatReallyHappened)
“In a comment made to a Columbia University class on Nov. 12, 1963, ten days before his assassination, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy allegedly said: “The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizen of this plight.”
Bill Moyer: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Taxpayer Expense (PBS 1/19/08)
Tent city growing as US housing crisis worsens (ABC, Australia) 12/23/07
One in five expected to borrow to heat homes this winter (Yahoo 12/18/07)
Map: US Foreclosures by County (Economists Briefing 1/8/08)
Squeezed: A Diary of the Onset of the Greater Depression (via MParent 11/29/07)
The Treasury’s Missing Minutes Mystery (NYPost 11/29/07)
Turns out, Bush’s ‘Plunge Protection Team’ doesn’t take notes.
How the Media Fuel Class Warfare (Alternet 11/26/07)
Renters losing their homes without missing a payment (Raw Story 11/17/07)
HUD probes lead problems in Galveston (Houston Chronicle 2/6/08)
“Federal housing officials have opened an investigation into whether landlords in Galveston are complying with a federal law designed to prevent childhood lead poisoning.”
Galveston TX’s lead poisoning rate 10 times national average (Houston Chronicle 1/27/08)
EXCERPTS: “Nearly one in five children in Galveston has enough lead in their blood to cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems — an alarming statistic that officials have known for years but have done little to improve… Old houses are the root of the problem — and Galveston has a lot of them. About three-quarters of the city’s housing was built before 1978, when residential lead-based paint was banned. Even more dangerous are houses built before the 1950s, when paint contained as much as 50 percent lead…Lead dust, too, can contaminate food, carpets where children play and soil outdoors. Residents who do construction work at home unknowingly exacerbate the problem.
“Lead has long been known to cause irreversible neurological damage and behavioral problems, including lowered IQ, hyperactivity and even criminal behavior. Children are the most vulnerable because their brains are developing…About 20 percent of the children in Galveston who tested positive for lead lived in properties owned by 12 landlords, according to the Baylor study.”
Four more American drug planes seized (MadCowProd blog 2/7/08)
EXCERPT: “Four more American-registered drug planes have been seized from the 50-plane fleet of drug running aircraft amassed by Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Figures of interest in the transactions, the MadCowMorningNews has learned, include financial backers of two of this year’s Republican candidates for President, as well as, unsurprisingly, an aviation company in St. Petersburg, FL. which can justifiably be called “one of the usual suspects.” Coincidentally or not, the American owners of the four planes (like the two busted earlier) were largely people and companies with ‘special relationships’ with U.S. political movers and shakers, including the CIA and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.”

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a lot of crazy facts / stories there

Comment by Debt

Strange times are these in which we live, where young and old are taught in falsehoods school – and the one man who dares speak the truth is called at once a lunatic and a fool.

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