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Voter Advocate Rush Limbaugh Applauds Supreme Court's 'Huge, Huge, Huge Move To Undercut Democrat Voter Fraud'
Polling Place Photo ID Restrictions in Indiana Upheld by SCOTUS in Courageous and Historic Dredd Scott-like Decision By Why Stop at Keeping Black and Elderly Fraudsters from Stealing Elections?...

Analysts Predict $10.00 A Gallon Gas
That's the message from a couple of analytical energy industry trackers, both of whom, based on the surging oil prices, see considerably more pain at the pump than most drivers realize.

Agrobacterium And Morgellons Disease, A GM Connection?
Preliminary findings suggest a link between Morgellons Disease and Agrobacterium, a soil bacterium extensively manipulated and used in making GM crops; has genetic engineering created a new epidemic?

This Red Square Shows The Area Of Current Technology Solar Cells Needed To Supply The Whole World's Energy
How can we afford NOT to move to solar?

THE BRIDGE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Half the world's tropical and temperate forests are now gone. The rate of deforestation in the tropics continues at about an acre a second. About half the wetlands and a third of the mangroves are gone. An estimated 90 percent of the large predator fish are gone, and 75 percent of marine fisheries are now overfished or fished to capacity. Species are disappearing at rates about a thousand times faster than normal.

What Is Really Causing Agflation?
The old laws of the marketplace are no longer working. Food prices have been rising for six years because of surging demand, and increased production is not restoring the balance as in the past. In fact, prices have been going up even faster over the last year. The so-called "financialization" of commodities markets, that is, the influx of investment funds seeking safer and more lucrative assets, has intensified the trend

"Transgenic Seed Companies Lie And Bribe:" Interview With Goldman Prize Winner Jesus Leon Santos
Biotech corporations that developed genetically modified seeds are bribing authorities and carrying out costly advertising campaigns "plagued with lies in order to create monsters that attack life," says Jesús León Santos, an indigenous man who is one of this year's winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize. To everyone who thinks that our ancient systems are just a matter of romantic ideals, we say we are on the right path

Clinton & Obama Finally Slam Pentagon Propaganda; McCain Silent
Clinton calls for an investigation and Obama for more transparency. McCain - hush, hush.

Draft Report: Chemicals In Plastics May Hinder Child Brain Development
The U.S. National Toxicology Program has released a draft report suggesting that an estrogen-like chemical in plastic could be harming the development of children's brains and reproductive organs. The agency invites public comment.

In The Rezko Trial, A New Name Surfaces: Karl Rove
Former Illinois state official Ali Ata is expected to testify about a conversation he had with Rezko in which the developer alleged Rove was "working with" a top Illinois Republican to remove the Chicago U.S. attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald.

Rearming The World
Why nations are suddenly locked in an arms race unseen since the early days of the Cold War: Much of this new arms spending is concentrated among the world's biggest consumers of resources, which are trying to protect their access to energy, and the biggest producers of resources, which are taking advantage of their new wealth to build up their defenses at a rate that would have been unthinkable for a developing country until

3 Reasons The Economy Is Headed South
Crude prices have increased by about two-thirds in just the past year, after essentially doubling during the prior few years. As it burst, the bubble in housing spread to credit markets across the U.S. and beyond. And inflation is precipitated by increasing fuel and food costs.

Top 25 Censored Stories For 2008 | Project Censored
The stories are ever more horrific. Links at site: (view article)

Stimulus Checks Set To Stimulate The Gas Pump - And Economies Overseas
The US Energy Information Administration estimates that the price for an average gallon of gas will increase by $.40 per gallon this year. If gasoline consumption remains steady at 2007 levels, then it will cost an extra $231 to fuel a car in 2008, more than a third of their stimulus check. The Middle East coffers flowth over.

Independent Leading Article: The Price Of Our Oil Dependency
Industrial action appears to be back in vogue. Members of the National Union of Teachers marched through London and other cities last week in the first education strike in 20 years. And yesterday 1,200 staff from the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland began a two-day walkout. The NUT strike inconvenienced many parents. But the action of Scottish oil workers threatens much wider disruption.

Letters Give C.I.A. Tactics A Legal Rationale
While the Geneva Conventions prohibit "outrages upon personal dignity," a letter sent by the Justice Department to Congress on March 5 makes clear that the administration has not drawn a precise line in deciding which interrogation methods would violate that standard, and is reserving the right to make case-by-case judgments.

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