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Growing threat from solar storms

AP May 17, 2011 A senior official at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says solar storms pose a growing threat to criticial infrastructure such as satellite communications, navigation systems and electrical transmission equipment. NOAA Assistant Secretary Kathryn Sullivan says the intensity of solar storms is expected to peak in 2013 and countries should prepare for “potentially devastating effects.” Solar storms release particles that can temporarily disable or ...Read full article...

U.S. Drones to Confront China in the Pacific

Russia Today May 17, 2011 The US military is working to develop drones capable of taking off from US Navy aircraft carriers based in the Pacific. Analysts say the primary goal will be to confront China. “They will play an integral role in our future operations in this region ,” Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, commander of the US 7th Fleet in the Pacific and Indian oceans, told AP. ...Read full article...

TEPCO: Fukushima meltdown happened 16 hours after earthquake

The Mainichi Daily News May 16, 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) admitted for the first time on May 15 that most of the fuel in one of its nuclear reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant had melted only about 16 hours after the March 11 earthquake struck a wide swath of northeastern Japan and triggered a devastating tsunami. According to TEPCO, the operator of the ...Read full article...

Corporate Kill Switch in Software and Smart Phones

By Mark Milian CNN May 16, 2011 When you buy a video game from Best Buy, you don’t give the retailer the right to barge into your house whenever it wants. So why do we give that permission to software companies? Most popular smartphone operating systems and other electronic gadgets include what security researchers refer to as a kill switch. This capability enables the company that makes the operating software ...Read full article...

CBS’ 60 Minutes Demonizes Constitutionalists

By Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda May 16, 2011 Anyone and everyone concerned with government handle of power and its limitless abuse of the Constitution and what it represents is now on the black lists of many law enforcement officials in the United States. Anyone who disagrees with government actions and voices such disagreement publicly, is considered dangerous and is the subject of police scrutiny. CBS’s 60 Minutes ...Read full article...

Russia Could Abandon START Treaty

RT May 16, 2011 Further deployment of the US missile defense system in Europe gives Russia the right to withdraw from the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said. “START may become a hostage of the so-called US European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA),” Ryabkov said at Monday’s meeting of the Expert Council on cooperation between Russia and NATO at the State Duma. ...Read full article...

U.S. Officially Reaches Debt Ceiling

Treasury to start using pension funds Monday to pay for spending WSJ May 16, 2011 The U.S. government is expected to hit the $14.294 trillion debt ceiling Monday, setting in motion an uncertain, 11-week political scramble to avoid a default. The Treasury Department plans to announce Monday it will stop issuing and reinvesting government securities in certain government pension plans, part of a series of steps designed to delay ...Read full article...

U.S. Treasury to use Pension Funds to pay for Spending

CNBC U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress he would start tapping into federal pension funds Monday to free up borrowing capacity as the nation hits the $14.294 trillion legal limit on its debt. The U.S. Treasury will issue $72 billion in bonds and notes on Monday, pushing the nation right up against its borrowing cap at some point during the day, a Treasury official said. Geithner said he ...Read full article...

Agroindústria Ameaça a Segurança Alimentar

Por Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda 13 de maio de 2011 Pessoas desinformadas tendem a dizer que o crescimento populacional é a maior ameaça do século 21, especialmente no que se refere à disponibilidade de alimentos. Embora o acesso à alimentação é uma das questões mais importantes que a humanidade enfrenta hoje, o “problema alimentar” tem tudo a ver com a qualidade do mesmo e nada a ver ...Read full article...

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Perspective

Because we stand on the apex of the food chain. You can't taste these radioactive food elements, you can't see them, you can't smell them. They're silent. When you get them inside your body, you don't suddenly drop dead of cancer, it takes five to sixty years to get your cancer, and when you feel a lump in your breast, it doesn't say, "I was made ...Read full article...

U.S.: Open season on Libya, Gadhafi

Al-Qaeda associates met with Obama administration officials West powers want Libya’s oil and water reservoirs AP May 13, 2011 The U.S. and NATO will continue military operations in Libya as long as Moammar Gadhafi keeps attacking his people, the White House said Friday as top U.S. officials met in Washington with leaders of the Libyan opposition. The meetings come as a deadline nears on the 60-day window President Barack ...Read full article...

The target of NATO’s attacks on Libya: Ending its financial independence

Political analyst Ian R. Crane discusses the real motives for the western military industrial complex attack on Lybia, the murder of former Pakistani president Benazir Bhutto, the conspiracy behind the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the amazing common denominator among Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Venezuela that not everyone may know. Read full article...

Babies poisoned in the womb

Babies to be given diet drug in the womb to stop them being born overweight in trial described as ‘disturbing’ by weight loss groups. The Telegraph May 11, 2011 One hundred obese mums-to-be will be given Metformin as part of a three-year study to tackle obesity rates and reduce the number of difficult births. Patients at Liverpool Women’s Hospital will be given the drug to reduce the food supply ...Read full article...

Agribusiness: Food Safety’s Greatest Enemy

By Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda May 11, 2011 Misinformed people enjoy calling population growth the menace of the 21st century, especially when it is related to food availability. Although access to food is one of the most important issues that humanity faces today, the “food problem” has everything to do with its safety and nothing to do with the lack of it due to planetary overpopulation. The ...Read full article...