Featured Blog Posts – February 2009 Archive (91)

Kids for cash: Judges Bribed by Private Contractor to Sentence More Kids to Juvie Detention

The setting is Pennsylvania coal country, but it's a story right out of Dickens' grim 19th-century landscape: Two of Luzerne County's most senior judges on Monday were accused of sending children to jail in return for kickbacks.

The judges, Luzerne County President Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., 58, and his predecessor, Senior Judge Michael T. Conahan, 56, will serve seven years in jail under a plea agreement.

They're alleged to have pocketed $2.6 million in payments from… Continue

Added by truth on February 3, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Gazan testimonies detail Israeli use of human shields

By Dion Nissenbaum | McClatchy Newspapers

EZBT ABED RABBO, Gaza Strip — The Israeli soldiers outside Majdi Abed Rabbo's home were after the three Hamas fighters holed up next door, and they wanted Abed Rabbo to be their point man.

For the next 24 hours, Abed Rabbo said, the soldiers repeatedly forced him to walk through the battle zone to see whether the militants were dead or alive.

Abed Rabbo wasn't alone. Eight… Continue

Added by Marklar on February 3, 2009 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

Violent unrest rocks China as crisis hits

The collapse of the export trade has left millions without work and set off a wave of social instability.

China's new year of the ox portends calm but there is little sign of it as workers in Shezhen protest over unpaid wages as factories shut

China's new year of the ox portends calm but there is little sign of it as workers in Shezhen protest over unpaid wages as factories shut

Michael Sheridan in Hong… Continue

Added by Marklar on February 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive

Ritalin, a drug commonly used to treat children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), caused changes in the brain cells of mice similar to those seen with cocaine, a new study shows.

The researchers, from The Rockefeller University in New York City, said the findings suggest that chronic exposure to Ritalin in high doses could prove addictive, and highlight the need for more research into its long-term effects.

However, one ADHD expert said he doubted the… Continue

Added by C on February 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Israeli War Crimes - Under the Black Flag


A Spanish judge has instituted a judicial inquiry against seven Israeli political and military personalities on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The case: the 2002 dropping of a one ton bomb on the home of Hamas leader Salah Shehade. Apart from the intended victim, 14 people, most of them children, were killed.

For those who have forgotten: the then commander of the Israeli Air Force, Dan… Continue

Added by Marklar on February 3, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

"Final Warning: A History of the New World Order" (Illustrated Edition) ~ David Allen Rivera

Final Warning: A History of the New World Order (Illustrated Edition)

David Allen Rivera

The definitive resource on the origin and history of the movement toward one-world government. This is the rogue Illustrated Edition and contains 2000 pictures.…


Added by leilei on February 2, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

"Secret Societies of America's Elite" ~ Steven Sora

Secret Societies of America's Elite

Steven Sora…


Added by leilei on February 2, 2009 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Citizens Concerned About Chloramine

A New Disinfectant

In February 2004 the San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) added the new disinfectant, chloramine, (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) into the water distribution system. Since then, chloramine in the water supply has caused severe health problems, environmental risks, plumbing damage, and increased business costs. The public was not consulted in the decision to use chloramine in place of chlorine although there were other… Continue

Added by C on February 2, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cloned Human Embryos Successfully Reprogrammed Using Human −But Not Animal− Eggs

Study by Advanced Cell Technology and collaborators questions ability of human-animal hybrids to generate stem cells

Worcester, MA February 2, 2009 (PR Newswire)—Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (OTC: http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=actc.pk&d=t) and its collaborators reported today that human oocytes (or ‘eggs’) have the capacity to extensively reprogram adult human cells. The research, which appears online ahead of… Continue

Added by C on February 2, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

US Supreme Court says passenger can be frisked

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers have leeway to frisk a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation even if nothing indicates the passenger has committed a crime or is about to do so.

The court on Monday unanimously overruled an Arizona appeals court that threw out evidence found during such an encounter.

The case involved a 2002… Continue

Added by C on February 1, 2009 at 10:41am — No Comments

Suspicious Deaths of Those Who Knew Too Much Under Bush`s Watch

The Bush-Cheney administration has covered its tracks of criminal activities by closing files on some major unsolved cases: stolen elections, anthrax, Iraq-related government deceptions and lies, and corporate-related corruptions.

by Diana Lee

Source: http://mathaba.net/news/?x=616455

As of January 20, 2009, George W. Bush finally made his exit from the Oval Office, leaving his fingerprints as the U.S.… Continue

Added by 7R33SandR0P3S on February 1, 2009 at 2:11am — 3 Comments

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