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The Never Ending Tunnel of Spending: What Are You Going to Do About It?: Opinion

Written By Zephyr Fegen
January 28th, 2010

The Associated Press recently reported that President Obama will be approaching Congress with a spending proposal of over $741 Billion. This proposal will not be for Peace keeping efforts or even another “stimulus package” but to expand the war in Afghanistan and for the Department of Defense. I guess the Obama Administration will offset this completely irresponsible creation of currency in the same way every other administration has in the past. Push it forward onto the backs of future generations.


The Nature Of Dis-Ease

Written By Bruce Lipton
January 28th, 2010

Sometimes, the body’s natural harmony breaks down, and we experience dis-ease, which is a reflection of the body’s inability to maintain normal control of its function-providing systems. Because behavior is created through the interaction of proteins with their complementary signals, there are really only two sources of dis-ease: either the proteins are defective or the signals are distorted.


NATO Contractor Is Sentenced to Death in Afghanistan

Written By Rod Nordland
January 28th, 2010

An Australian security contractor working for an American company has been sentenced to death by an Afghan court for murdering a colleague and then trying to cover up the crime by staging a Taliban ambush. It is the first time a foreigner working with the NATO coalition has been sentenced to death in Afghanistan.


More Than Just a Bad Dream--A Nightmare's Impact on the Waking Brain

Written By Frederik Joelving
January 28th, 2010

You awake with a pounding heart and clammy hands. Relax, you think to yourself—it was just a bad dream. But are nightmares truly benign? Psychologists aren’t so sure. Although some continue to believe nightmares reduce psychological tensions by letting the brain act out its fears, recent research suggests that nocturnal torments are more likely to increase anxiety in waking life.


ABC News: Feds Quietly Attempting to ID Mutallab’s Handler, Whose Existence They’ve Refused To Acknowledge For Past Month

January 28th, 2010

Buried at the very end of a two page article published on ABC News on January 22, 2010, is this quote:

"Federal agents also tell they are attempting to identify a man who passengers said helped Abdulmutallab change planes for Detroit when he landed in Amsterdam from Lagos, Nigeria. Authorities had initially discounted the passenger accounts, but the agents say there is a growing belief the man have played a role to make sure Abdulmutallab “did not get cold feet.”


Plant Flavanoid May Help Prevent Leukemia

January 28th, 2010

Eating foods like celery and parsley which contain the naturally occurring flavanoid apigenin may help prevent leukemia, Dutch scientists said Thursday.


Mystery as Century-Old Swiss Watch Discovered in Ancient Tomb Sealed for 400 Years

Written By Cher Thornhill
January 28th, 2010

Archaeologists are stumped after finding a 100-year-old Swiss watch in an ancient tomb that was sealed more than 400 years ago. They believed they were the first to visit the Ming dynasty grave in Shangsi, southern China, since its occupant's funeral. But inside they uncovered a miniature watch in the shape of a ring marked 'Swiss' that is thought to be just a century old.


Traffickers Targeting Haiti’s Children, Human Organs, PM Says

Written By Tom Evans
January 28th, 2010

Trafficking of children and human organs is occurring in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti, killed more than 150,000 people, and left many children orphans, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said Wednesday. "There is organ trafficking for children and other persons also, because they need all types of organs," Bellerive said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.


Are We Going to War in Yemen Now Too?

Written By Zephyr Faegen
January 27th, 2010

Today in an article by the Washington Post, senior officials from the Obama Administration have stated that we now have and are conducting military operations in conjunction with the Yemeni Government. Several dozen soldiers from the military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a special forces division dedicated to tracking and killing “suspected” terrorists, are working with the Yemeni military in joint operations on surveillance and kill missions.


U.S.-China Military Tensions Grow

Written By Rick Rozoff
January 27th, 2010

Even though the U.S. military budget is almost ten times that of China's (with a population more than four times as large) and Washington plans a record $708 billion defense budget for next year compared to Russia spending less than $40 billion last year for the same, China and Russia are portrayed as threats to the U.S. and its allies. 

China has no troops outside its borders; Russia has a small handful in its former territories in Abkhazia, Armenia, South Ossetia and Transdniester. The U.S. has hundreds of thousands of troops stationed in six continents.

While Gates was in charge of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and responsible for almost half of international military spending he was offended that the world's most populous nation might desire to "deny others countries the ability to threaten it."

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