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Engineering human evolution | The Stream - Al Jazeera English

Engineering human evolution | The Stream - Al Jazeera English

Underground park looks to provide NYC relief - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Underground park looks to provide NYC relief - Americas - Al Jazeera English

FDA rejects petition to ban plastic chemical from canned food, bottles and other containers - The Washington Post

FDA rejects petition to ban plastic chemical from canned food, bottles and other containers - The Washington Post


Security breach hits U.S. card processors, banks | Reuters

Security breach hits U.S. card processors, banks | Reuters

TSA scanners and the real risk of flying | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

TSA scanners and the real risk of flying | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Thanks to successful lobbying by X-ray machine manufacturers, concerns about radiation doses have so far been ignored"

US anti-terrorism law curbs free speech and activist work, court told | World news | guardian.co.uk

US anti-terrorism law curbs free speech and activist work, court told | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Controversy over NDAA centres on loose definition of key words, such as who are 'associated forces' of named terrorist groups"

Insight: New doubts about prostate-cancer vaccine Provenge | Reuters

Insight: New doubts about prostate-cancer vaccine Provenge | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Prostate cancer vaccine Provenge has long incited passions unlike any other cancer therapy."

NASA successfully launches 5 rockets from Wallops - The Washington Post

NASA successfully launches 5 rockets from Wallops - The Washington Post

Survey: US home prices declined in 16 of 19 cities in January, despite pickup in home sales - The Washington Post

Survey: US home prices declined in 16 of 19 cities in January, despite pickup in home sales - The Washington Post

Supreme Court divided over Obama healthcare law | Reuters

Supreme Court divided over Obama healthcare law | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided along ideological lines over whether Congress had the power to require most people in the United States to buy medical insurance, with conservative justices asking skeptical questions about President Barack Obama's healthcare law and liberals defending it."

TEPCO releases video of No. 2 reactor container - NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

The disruptive power of Wiki - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

The disruptive power of Wiki - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Syria 'accepts' Annan plan to end strife - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Syria 'accepts' Annan plan to end strife - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

TEPCO : Press Release | Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake

TEPCO : Press Release | Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake: "Total amount of leaked water is estimated to be approx 120 m3 in accordance with the operation hour of the pump. 80 L out of 120 m3 is estimated to flow into the sea at maximum. Thereafter, the cesium adsorption apparatus was stopped at 5:00 pm and the second cesium adsorption apparatus was stopped at 5:29 pm." ...

TEPCO says Fukushima No. 2 reactor water level only 60 cms from bottom ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

TEPCO says Fukushima No. 2 reactor water level only 60 cms from bottom ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

The myth of freedom in the land of the free - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

The myth of freedom in the land of the free - Opinion - Al Jazeera English: "The US touts itself as the land of free, but it has laws which are designed to crush criticisms of the state.
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 12:11"

Oil above $125, supply concerns support | Reuters

Oil above $125, supply concerns support | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Oil held above $125 a barrel on Tuesday, boosted by supply concerns amid tightening Western sanctions on Iran although expectations for an increase in U.S. crude inventories dampened sentiment"

Painkiller Opana, new scourge of rural America | Reuters

Painkiller Opana, new scourge of rural America | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Back in high school in Houston, Texas, C.J. Coomer got good grades and played football. He was dark-haired and handsome, popular with his friends and doted on by his family."

Home prices unchanged in January: S&P | Reuters

Home prices unchanged in January: S&P | Reuters: (Reuters) - "U.S. single-family home prices were unchanged in January, suggesting the battered housing market continues to crawl along the bottom, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday."

Drug-resistant strains of TB are out of control, warn health experts | World news | The Observer

Drug-resistant strains of TB are out of control, warn health experts | World news | The Observer: "World Health Organisation leads calls for urgent action as inadequate treatment allows disease to build up new resistance"

Occupy Wall Street march – in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Wall Street march – in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march to protest against police violence | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march to protest against police violence | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Hundreds of demonstrators march from Zuccotti Park to Union Square chanting anti-police slogans"

U.S. approves Egypt military aid despite rights fears | Reuters

U.S. approves Egypt military aid despite rights fears | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Obama administration on Friday formally released $1.3 billion in military aid for Egypt despite Cairo's failure to meet pro-democracy goals, saying U.S. national security required continued military assistance."

OSCURS Model Ocean currents simulation

OSCURS Model

Marine Debris Program - Marine Debris Info

Marine Debris Program - Marine Debris Info

Japanese fishing boat lost at sea in tsunami found off Canada | KING5.com Seattle

Japanese fishing boat lost at sea in tsunami found off Canada | KING5.com Seattle

MF Global's Corzine faces new scrutiny on customer accounts | Reuters

MF Global's Corzine faces new scrutiny on customer accounts | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Congressional investigators released details of emails from just before MF Global's (MFGLQ.PK) bankruptcy that renew questions about whether anyone at the failed brokerage authorized the use of customer funds to cover an overdraft in London."

Japanese tsunami boat appears near Canada | Video | Reuters.com

Japanese tsunami boat appears near Canada | Video | Reuters.com

Birds



Fukushima Pref. deleted 5 days of radiation dispersion data just after meltdowns - The Mainichi Daily News

Fukushima Pref. deleted 5 days of radiation dispersion data just after meltdowns - The Mainichi Daily News

NYPD intelligence officers monitored liberal groups, files reveal | World news | guardian.co.uk

NYPD intelligence officers monitored liberal groups, files reveal | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Undercover officers attended meetings and kept files on liberal political groups, particularly those opposed to racial profiling"

Trayvon Martin rally draws thousands calling for arrest | World news | guardian.co.uk

Trayvon Martin rally draws thousands calling for arrest | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Demonstrators gather at Florida rally in memory of Trayvon Martin calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman"

Price war heralds investment banking shake-out | Reuters

Price war heralds investment banking shake-out | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Investment banks fighting for survival in a world of stricter regulation and more expensive funding are embroiled in a price war as they battle to hang on to clients."

Americans' data to be held longer under counterterrorism rules | Reuters

Americans' data to be held longer under counterterrorism rules | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Counterterrorism officials will keep certain information about American citizens and legal residents for up to five years, rather than the previous six months, in a bid to do a better job tracking down terrorism suspects, according to new guidelines made public on Thursday."

Casualties mount in Southern Kordofan - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Casualties mount in Southern Kordofan - Africa - Al Jazeera English

After 3 nights, sleepless Wisconsin town longs for relief from mysterious loud booming noises - The Washington Post

After 3 nights, sleepless Wisconsin town longs for relief from mysterious loud booming noises - The Washington Post

Michael Bloomberg makes $220m pledge to stub out global smoking habit | Society | The Guardian

Michael Bloomberg makes $220m pledge to stub out global smoking habit | Society | The Guardian: "New York mayor will use cash injection to target countries with highest rates of smoking including Bangladesh, India and Russia"

China factory activity falters, markets take fright | Reuters

China factory activity falters, markets take fright | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China's economic momentum slowed in March as factory activity shrank for a fifth straight month, leaving investors fretting about the risks to global growth and anticipating fresh policy support from Beijing."

Goldman loses bid to end lawsuit over risky CDO | Reuters

Goldman loses bid to end lawsuit over risky CDO | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Goldman Sachs Group Inc lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding investors by selling risky debt linked to subprime mortgages that it planned to bet against."

Giant Radio Telescope in W. Virginia Scans Newfound Planets for Signs of Intelligent Life | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Giant Radio Telescope in W. Virginia Scans Newfound Planets for Signs of Intelligent Life | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

SETI at the Green Bank Telescope | The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence at UC Berkeley

SETI at the Green Bank Telescope | The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence at UC Berkeley

SETI@home

SETI@home: What is SETI@home?
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

About SETI@home

About SETI@home: "SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific area whose goal is to detect intelligent life outside Earth. One approach, known as radio SETI, uses radio telescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space. Such signals are not known to occur naturally, so a detection would provide evidence of extraterrestrial technology."

Supreme Court Expands Rights of Accused in Plea Bargains - NYTimes.com

Supreme Court Expands Rights of Accused in Plea Bargains - NYTimes.com

Occupy Oakland protesters issued city hall 'stay-away' orders | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Oakland protesters issued city hall 'stay-away' orders | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Judge issues restraining orders to activists who participated in protests last fall, setting a troubling precendent, say critics"

Can aspirin really reduce the risk of cancer? | Science | The Guardian

Can aspirin really reduce the risk of cancer? | Science | The Guardian: "New research findings that a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent cancer throws up all sorts of questions – here are some answers"

Keystone XL pipeline: Obama to oil progress as pump prices rise | Environment | The Guardian

Keystone XL pipeline: Obama to oil progress as pump prices rise | Environment | The Guardian: "On two-day energy tour, US president is expected to hasten building of southern section of tar sands line out of Canada"

New Israeli law bans use of too-skinny models in ads – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

New Israeli law bans use of too-skinny models in ads – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

WikiLeaks says founder Julian Assange plans to run for Australian Senate next year - The Washington Post

WikiLeaks says founder Julian Assange plans to run for Australian Senate next year - The Washington Post

Nuclear Risks at Bed, Bath & Beyond Show Hidden Danger of Scrap - Bloomberg

Nuclear Risks at Bed, Bath & Beyond Show Hidden Danger of Scrap - Bloomberg

Fukushima Radioactive Ocean Impact Map - March 2012 Update - YouTube

Fukushima Radioactive Ocean Impact Map - March 2012 Update - YouTube:

Shocking US campaign for smokers to quit - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Shocking US campaign for smokers to quit - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Humanitarian disaster unfolds in South Sudan - Features - Al Jazeera English

Humanitarian disaster unfolds in South Sudan - Features - Al Jazeera English

Students rally for justice in killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin | World news | guardian.co.uk

Students rally for justice in killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Community calls for arrest of neighbourhood watch captain who fatally shot the 17-year-old Florida teenager last month"

NATO failed to investigate Libya civilian deaths: Amnesty | Reuters

NATO failed to investigate Libya civilian deaths: Amnesty | Reuters: (Reuters) - "NATO has failed to properly investigate or provide compensation for civilian deaths caused by its air strikes during the seven-month operation in Libya that helped bring about the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Amnesty International said on Monday."

George Clooney arrested in Sudan protest - CNN.com

George Clooney arrested in Sudan protest - CNN.com

In Europe, Goldman letter deepens banks' trust deficit | Reuters

In Europe, Goldman letter deepens banks' trust deficit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "British politicians visiting Wall Street would once have been only too happy to have their photograph taken with the head of Goldman Sachs. This week in New York, Prime Minister David Cameron met Goldman Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein and other bankers in private."

Oil climbs on Iran tensions, dollar slip | Reuters

Oil climbs on Iran tensions, dollar slip | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Oil prices rose more than 2 percent on Friday on support from the continuing tensions over Iran's disputed nuclear program and the potential for supply disruptions in the region along with the weaker dollar."

Exclusive: Saudi oil sales to U.S. jump; Iran response or just business? | Reuters

Exclusive: Saudi oil sales to U.S. jump; Iran response or just business? | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Saudi Arabia is preparing to extend this year's unexpected jump in oil sales to the United States, adding to speculation about the response of the world's top oil exporter to sanctions against Iran and a rally in prices."

Reynolds American to cut staff by 10 percent by end of 2014 | Reuters

Reynolds American to cut staff by 10 percent by end of 2014 | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc said it will reduce its U.S. workforce by 10 percent by the end of 2014, as it looks to cut costs to sustain profit growth."

Scientists use Thoreau's journal notes to track climate change | Books | guardian.co.uk

Scientists use Thoreau's journal notes to track climate change | Books | guardian.co.uk: "Researchers use Walden author's tables of flowering dates in 1840s Massachusetts to show temperature has risen 2.4C"

Departing Goldman banker slams rip-off culture | Reuters

Departing Goldman banker slams rip-off culture | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A Goldman Sachs banker has launched a withering attack on the bank in a newspaper column announcing his resignation, saying that several managing directors at the Wall Street firm had referred to their own clients as "muppets"."

Encyclopedia Britannica halts print publication after 244 years | Books | guardian.co.uk

Encyclopedia Britannica halts print publication after 244 years | Books | guardian.co.uk: "The paper edition of the encyclopedia ends its centuries-long run, but is it a victim or beneficiary of the digital age?"

SEC charges five with insider trading from AA tip | Reuters

SEC charges five with insider trading from AA tip | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Securities regulators charged two Ameriprise Financial advisers and three others with insider-trading, saying they made $1.8 million in illicit profits based on confidential merger information one of the advisers learned through an Alcoholics Anonymous relationship."

Death penalty statistics, country by country | visualisation and data | News | guardian.co.uk

Death penalty statistics, country by country | visualisation and data | News | guardian.co.uk

Obama administration blocks Texas voter ID law | Reuters

Obama administration blocks Texas voter ID law | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Obama administration on Monday blocked a new law in Texas requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot, citing a concern that it could harm Hispanic voters who lacked such documents."

U.N., U.S. urge end to Israel, Gaza violence flare-up | Reuters

U.N., U.S. urge end to Israel, Gaza violence flare-up | Reuters: "At least 74 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and three Israelis have been wounded since the violence began on Friday."

..."Though serious, few in Israel expect the flare-up to lead to a ground assault similar to the 2008-2009 Gaza war in which some 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed."

Massacre makes Obama more determined to leave Afghanistan | Reuters

Massacre makes Obama more determined to leave Afghanistan | Reuters: (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama said on Monday the massacre of 16 villagers by a U.S. soldier increases his determination to get American troops out of Afghanistan, while a U.S. official said the accused staff sergeant previously had suffered traumatic brain injury."


Indeed, it is time to bring the troops home.

Doonesbury strip on Texas abortion law dropped by some US newspapers | World news | The Guardian

Doonesbury strip on Texas abortion law dropped by some US newspapers | World news | The Guardian: "Several papers decline to use cartoon strip, which depicts state-required sonograms as Republican-approved rape"

WTO found $3 billion - 4 billion in illegal subsidies for Boeing: USTR | Reuters

WTO found $3 billion - 4 billion in illegal subsidies for Boeing: USTR | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The World Trade Organization has ruled that aircraft manufacturer Boeing (BA.N) received $3 billion to $4 billion in illegal subsidies in the form of federal research grants and local tax breaks, the top trade official said on Monday."

Bradley Manning's treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bradley Manning's treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules | World news | guardian.co.uk: "UN special rapporteur on torture's findings likely to reignite criticism of US government's treatment of WikiLeaks suspect"

Taliban vow revenge for US soldier's attack on Afghans | World news | The Guardian

Taliban vow revenge for US soldier's attack on Afghans | World news | The Guardian: "Statement on website blames 'sick-minded American savages' and promises revenge for 'every single martyr'"

Afghan civilian deaths spark calls for U.S. exit | Reuters

Afghan civilian deaths spark calls for U.S. exit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The massacre of 16 villagers by a U.S. soldier has triggered angry calls for an immediate American exit from Afghanistan as Washington tries to negotiate a long-term presence to keep the country from sliding into chaos again."

Gov't asks 3 Fukushima Pref. towns to temporarily store radioactive waste - The Mainichi Daily News

Gov't asks 3 Fukushima Pref. towns to temporarily store radioactive waste - The Mainichi Daily News

Group asks FDA to treat superbugs like rare diseases | Reuters

Group asks FDA to treat superbugs like rare diseases | Reuters

Sixteen Afghan civilians killed in rogue U.S. attack | Reuters

Sixteen Afghan civilians killed in rogue U.S. attack | Reuters

The Power to Kill - NYTimes.com

The Power to Kill - NYTimes.com

Refuse to Kill: a message to all soldiers


Go to Trial - Crash the Justice System - NYTimes.com

Go to Trial - Crash the Justice System - NYTimes.com

Gaza air strikes kill 18 Palestinians | World news | guardian.co.uk

Gaza air strikes kill 18 Palestinians | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israeli strikes kill 3 Palestinians in Gaza | Reuters

Israeli strikes kill 3 Palestinians in Gaza | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Israeli aircraft on Sunday killed three Palestinians, including a 12-year-old boy, medical sources in Gaza said, as militants fired rockets into Israel for a third day."

Where is the outrage?

Targeted killing is murder, the US and the Israeli's rogue, and racist governments are violating due process and human rights; and it reflect negatively on the peoples of these nations.  The casualties linked to such attacks are crimes which must be punished by a court of law and stopped.

"REFUSE TO KILL"

Western forces kill 15 civilians in Afghanistan: Kabul government | Reuters

Western forces kill 15 civilians in Afghanistan: Kabul government | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Coalition forces killed 15 civilians in a shooting spree in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Sunday, the defense ministry said, in an incident likely to deepen the growing divide between Washington and Kabul."

Fukushima residents plagued by health fears of nuclear threat in their midst | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Fukushima residents plagued by health fears of nuclear threat in their midst | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Kony 2012 campaign: Oprah and bracelets won't solve problem | Michael Wilkerson | Comment is free | The Guardian

Kony 2012 campaign: Oprah and bracelets won't solve problem | Michael Wilkerson | Comment is free | The Guardian

NAACP to call on UN to investigate voter disfranchisement in US | World news | The Guardian

NAACP to call on UN to investigate voter disfranchisement in US | World news | The Guardian: "Delegation to travel to Geneva to tell human rights council that attempt is being made to restrict black and Latino right to vote"

How the Kony Video Went Viral - NYTimes.com

How the Kony Video Went Viral - NYTimes.com

Democracy Now: In Historic Vote, Vermont Poised to Shut Down Lone Nuclear Reactor on Vimeo

Democracy Now: In Historic Vote, Vermont Poised to Shut Down Lone Nuclear Reactor on Vimeo

Mixing Seawater and Nuke Fuel: Still Murky : Discovery News

Mixing Seawater and Nuke Fuel: Still Murky : Discovery News: "A year since Fukushima, scientists still aren't sure what you get when nuclear fuel is doused with sea water."

Radionuclides from the Fukushima accident... [J Environ Radioact. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI

Radionuclides from the Fukushima accident... [J Environ Radioact. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI

One Year Later: A Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Timeline: Scientific American

One Year Later: A Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Timeline: Scientific American

Forbes list of the richest people of 2012 - The Washington Post

Forbes list of the richest people of 2012 - The Washington Post

Obama unveils new foreclosure measures to resuscitate housing market - The Washington Post

Obama unveils new foreclosure measures to resuscitate housing market - The Washington Post

Bill Cunningham's view of New York's finest | Fashion | The Guardian

Bill Cunningham's view of New York's finest | Fashion | The Guardian

Solar storms could crash computer systems this year, says space expert | Science | The Guardian

Solar storms could crash computer systems this year, says space expert | Science | The Guardian: "Earth is being battered by clouds of particles this week but more severe storms later this year could cause life to 'grind to a halt'"

January trade gap widens as imports hit record high | Reuters

January trade gap widens as imports hit record high | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The trade deficit widened more than expected in January as high oil prices and resurgent demand helped pushed imports to a record high, a Commerce Department report showed on Friday."

Insider Asks: Will the recovery be choked by oil prices? | Video | Reuters.com

Insider Asks: Will the recovery be choked by oil prices? | Video | Reuters.com

Judge sets stage to take over Oakland's troubled cops | Reuters

Judge sets stage to take over Oakland's troubled cops | Reuters: (Reuters) - "After weeks of raucous street demonstrations, Oakland city leaders finally decided one chilly morning last fall to remove a downtown campsite that had become a national symbol of the Occupy movement. Protesters made makeshift gas masks and braced for a fight with the much-maligned Oakland Police Department."

How our mobiles became Frankenstein's monster - CNN.com

How our mobiles became Frankenstein's monster - CNN.com

To the Last Drop - Witness - Al Jazeera English

To the Last Drop - Witness - Al Jazeera English

Clinton: UN soldier brought cholera to Haiti - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Clinton: UN soldier brought cholera to Haiti - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Annan warns against use of force in Syria - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Annan warns against use of force in Syria - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "Former UN secretary-general tasked with reaching peaceful resolution to crisis calls levels of violence "unacceptable"."

Keystone bill faces defeat in Senate: Reid | Reuters

Keystone bill faces defeat in Senate: Reid | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Senate could vote as early as Thursday on a plan to take quick action on the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a bid that will likely be defeated by Democrats but that gives its Republican supporters an opening to criticize President Barack Obama's energy policies."

Solar storm underway, may reach strong levels; aurora likely at high latitudes tonight - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

Solar storm underway, may reach strong levels; aurora likely at high latitudes tonight - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

UN reports says food prices spike again after a slowdown - The Washington Post

UN reports says food prices spike again after a slowdown - The Washington Post: "ROME — International food prices have risen for the second time in two months, a U.N. agency said Thursday blaming bad weather in major exporting countries among other factors that have reversed downward price trends."

US jobless claims rise slightly but figures show market is strengthening | Business | guardian.co.uk

US jobless claims rise slightly but figures show market is strengthening | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Weekly unemployment benefit applications increase by 8,000 to 362,000 –but claims have fallen 14% since October"

Closure of US post offices threatens smalltown America | World news | The Guardian

Closure of US post offices threatens smalltown America | World news | The Guardian: "US Postal Service wants to close 3,200 outposts, putting the identities of rural communities at risk as well as jobs"

Israel asks U.S. for arms that could aid Iran strike | Reuters

Israel asks U.S. for arms that could aid Iran strike | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Israel has asked the United States for advanced "bunker-buster" bombs and refueling planes that could improve its ability to attack Iran's underground nuclear sites, an Israeli official said on Thursday."

Video: Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary: the man left behind in Fukushima - Telegraph

Video: Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary: the man left behind in Fukushima - Telegraph


FCC: Cellphone jammers are illegal - The Washington Post

FCC: Cellphone jammers are illegal - The Washington Post

Anonymous defaces security firm’s Web site in retaliation for arrests - The Washington Post

Anonymous defaces security firm’s Web site in retaliation for arrests - The Washington Post: "Anonymous defaces security firm’s Web site in retaliation for arrests"

Sun unleashes huge solar flare; possible Earth-bound solar storm - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

Sun unleashes huge solar flare; possible Earth-bound solar storm - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

Russian opposition leaders arrested after anti-Putin protests – video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Russian opposition leaders arrested after anti-Putin protests – video | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Blogger Alexei Navalny was among more than 500 people arrested across Russia on Monday following protests against the re-election of Vladimir Putin as president. Navlany and other opposition leaders took to the stage during a rally earlier in the evening" denouncing the election and the sitting Duma as illegitimate

Jonathan Franzen: 'Twitter is the ultimate irresponsible medium' | Books | guardian.co.uk

Jonathan Franzen: 'Twitter is the ultimate irresponsible medium' | Books | guardian.co.uk: "After criticising Facebook and the ebook, Jonathan Franzen has warned of the dangers of Twitter"

The pressure grows for a quick Nato exit from Afghanistan | UK news | The Guardian

The pressure grows for a quick Nato exit from Afghanistan | UK news | The Guardian: "Analysis: There is a growing realisation that nothing useful can be done by US and British troops exposed on the front line"

Obama derides Republican 'posturing' over use of force against Iran | World news | guardian.co.uk

Obama derides Republican 'posturing' over use of force against Iran | World news | guardian.co.uk:" President responds to criticism of his Iran policy by challenging GOP candidates to address the consequences of an attack"

LulzSec leader Sabu was working for us, says FBI | Technology | guardian.co.uk

LulzSec leader Sabu was working for us, says FBI | Technology | guardian.co.uk: "Hacking group leader, identified as Hector Xavier Monsegur, revealed as FBI mole as five other alleged LulzSec members arrested"

Lehman emerges from bankruptcy | Reuters

Lehman emerges from bankruptcy | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc emerged from its record $639 billion bankruptcy on Tuesday and said it will start paying back creditors on April 17."

Racial divide runs deep in U.S. schools, study finds | Reuters

Racial divide runs deep in U.S. schools, study finds | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Black and Latino students across the United States are far more likely to be suspended than white students - and far less likely to have access to rigorous college-prep courses, according to a sweeping study released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights."

FBI arrests three suspected LulzSec hackers: source | Reuters

FBI arrests three suspected LulzSec hackers: source | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested three suspected members of the hacker group LulzSec and charges will be made public against two more, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Tuesday."

Safety concerns, industry changes push U.S. to rethink approach to food inspection - The Washington Post

Safety concerns, industry changes push U.S. to rethink approach to food inspection - The Washington Post

Chinese military spending increases by 11.2% | World news | guardian.co.uk

Chinese military spending increases by 11.2% | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Annual double-digit increases continue as Beijing arms itself against regional disputes and greater US presence"


This is a response to the US $800 billion military budget. We are entering a new cold war.

Fresh from deal with U.S.,North Korea vows sacred war on South | Reuters

Fresh from deal with U.S.,North Korea vows sacred war on South | Reuters: (Reuters) - "North Korea threatened "sacred war" against the South in a huge rally in the capital Sunday just days after the secretive state agreed with the United States to suspend its nuclear weapons tests and allow back international nuclear inspectors."

Obama warns against 'loose talk' of war on Iran | Reuters

Obama warns against 'loose talk' of war on Iran | Reuters: (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama warned on Sunday against "loose talk" of a war with Iran ahead of a crucial meeting in which he will urge Israel's prime minister to avoid a premature strike on the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities."

Tearful Putin claims victory in Russian election | Reuters

Tearful Putin claims victory in Russian election | Reuters: Reuters) - "Vladimir Putin claimed victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday and, tears rolling down his cheeks, said it was a historical turning point that had prevented the country falling into the hands of enemies trying to usurp power."

La Chine demande la fin imm�diate des violences en Syrie - LeMonde.fr

La Chine demande la fin immediate des violences en Syrie - LeMonde.fr

China demands an immediate end to the violence in Syria reports Le Monde.

Affirmative action and the real enemy of education equality | Gary Younge | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Affirmative action and the real enemy of education equality | Gary Younge | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
"Affirmative action faces renewed challenge in the supreme court, but in truth, it's class, not race, that fixes college admissions"

Syria stops Red Cross from reaching civilians in Homs | World news | guardian.co.uk

Syria stops Red Cross from reaching civilians in Homs | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Syrian activists report heavy bombardment in several districts of the city, including areas where Baba Amr residents had fled to seeking refuge"

Obama 'not bluffing' on Iran military option - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Obama 'not bluffing' on Iran military option - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "President Barack Obama has issued his most direct threat yet of US military action against Iran if it builds a nuclear weapon, but in a message to Israel's leader ahead of White House talks he also cautioned against a pre-emptive Israeli strike."

High health care costs: It’s all in the pricing - The Washington Post

High health care costs: It’s all in the pricing - The Washington Post

Meet the models breaking the mould | Fashion | The Guardian

Meet the models breaking the mould | Fashion | The Guardian: "Bring on the wrinkles... and the spare tyre and the brains, too. Because you don't have to be a silly, skinny teenager to make it in modelling these days"

Iran elections: Ahmadinejad rivals set to gain control of parliament | World news | guardian.co.uk

Iran elections: Ahmadinejad rivals set to gain control of parliament | World news | guardian.co.uk: "President's sister Parvin Ahmadinejad defeated by a conservative rival in their hometown of Garmsar"

All the sanctions and the threat of military actions by US backed Israel is only promoting religious conservatism.

Whitney Biennial 2012 – in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

Whitney Biennial 2012 – in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk: "Now in its 76th year, the Whitney Biennial in New York City has gathered a new group of 51 contemporary artists working in sculpture, painting, film, and living installation to create one of its most dynamic shows"

CIA tactics to trap Bin Laden linked with polio crisis, say aid groups | World news | The Guardian

CIA tactics to trap Bin Laden linked with polio crisis, say aid groups | World news | The Guardian: "CIA's ploy to use a fake vaccination scheme to track down bin Laden has increased distrust of polio drops in Pakistan"

Certainly third world population should be wary of using polio vaccines from the US because they are likely live vaccines.

Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate | Reuters

Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate | Reuters: (Reuters) -" A British ethics group has launched a debate on the ethical dilemmas posed by new technologies that tap into the brain and could bring super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration or thought-controlled weaponry."

China to unveil military budget after U.S. Asia pivot | Reuters

China to unveil military budget after U.S. Asia pivot | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China is likely to unveil its military spending for 2012 on the weekend, flagging the direction that Beijing will take after President Barack Obama launched a new "pivot" to reinforce U.S. influence across Asia."

Obama, Republicans spar over gasoline prices | Reuters

Obama, Republicans spar over gasoline prices | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Facing intensifying election-year attacks over rising gasoline prices, President Barack Obama sought to shift the spotlight onto oil and gas companies on Thursday by pushing for the repeal of U.S. tax breaks that benefit the industry."


The blame is to be placed on the oil companies which are price gauging and using any excuses to raise the price; one day it is because of the sanctions on Iran, the next it is because the US economic report is positive but then the next day the economic report is negative but oil prices are still going up. The point is that there are no regulation in place to protect consumers.

Further more it is absolutely bonkers that natural resources should be owned by individuals, who because of the wealth they amass promoting the war industrial complex and gas guzzlers, can continue to promote the polluting exploitation of such resources instead of developing cleaner technologies which would extend human survival.

Fukushima: Far More 'Chronic and Lasting' Cesium Contamination Than Previously Believed | Common Dreams

Fukushima: Far More 'Chronic and Lasting' Cesium Contamination Than Previously Believed | Common Dreams

Stern Advice: The last 401(k) generation? | Reuters

Stern Advice: The last 401(k) generation? | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Will the baby boomers be the only generation to retire with 401(k) plans? It could happen."

America's Dangerous Game - People & Power - Al Jazeera English

America's Dangerous Game - People & Power - Al Jazeera English

Uproar over arrest of Palestinian activist - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Uproar over arrest of Palestinian activist - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Israeli PM demands Obama commit to military action if Iran sanctions fail | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israeli PM demands Obama commit to military action if Iran sanctions fail | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Binyamin Netanyahu pressing for explicit threat from US ahead of crucial meeting with Obama next week in Washington"

Stratfor, WikiLeaks and the Obama administration's war against truth | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Stratfor, WikiLeaks and the Obama administration's war against truth | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Thanks to WikiLeaks and its media partners, we have a disturbingly vivid picture of the intelligence-industrial complex"

EU agencies say Google breaking law: commissioner | Reuters

EU agencies say Google breaking law: commissioner | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Data protection agencies in European countries have concluded Google Inc's new privacy policy is in breach of European law, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said Thursday."

Over 6,000 dead US soldiers in the Middle East and over 32,000 wounded

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Two U.S. soldiers killed by Afghan soldier, civilian | Reuters

Two U.S. soldiers killed by Afghan soldier, civilian | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Two American soldiers were shot dead on Thursday by two Afghans, including a man believed to be a soldier, Western and Afghan officials said, an attack likely to raise further questions about the future of Afghanistan's struggling security forces."