Financial Meltdown Worsens Food Crisis

SHANGHAI -- As shock waves from the credit crisis began to spread around the world last month, China scrambled to protect itself. Among the most extreme measures it took was to impose new export taxes to keep critical supplies such as grains and fertilizer from leaving the country.

Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, October 26, 2008; Page A01

When Did America Declare War on Syria? or Pakistan?

No explanation or comment yet from US forces though as more reports come in, the number of dead has been increased to 9 with 14 wounded. Today also saw the second attack in one week by US unmanned drones on Pakistani territory. In Mosul, attacks on Christians by the US supported Peshmerga continue to terrorize.


What could lie behind Syria raid?

Report: US choppers attack Syrian town

The Dumbing Down Of Children (UK)

Bright teenagers are a disappearing breed, an alarming new study has revealed. The intellectual ability of the country's cleverest youngsters has declined radically, almost certainly due to the rise of TV and computer games and over-testing in schools. The 'high-level thinking' skills of 14yr olds are now on a par with those of 12yr olds in 1976.


Spy Pigeons Circle the World

Back in the 1960's, the CIA experimented with "Acoustic Kitty," a cat wired up to record conversations. Last year, Chinese scientists reported having implanted electrodes in a pigeon’s brain "so they can command it to fly right or left or up or down." Darpa has performed similar experiments with sharks...


European Leaders Secretly Speed Up Biogenocide

Barroso, Sarkozy, Brown, Merkel and other European leaders are secretly preparing an unprecedented campaign to spread GM crops and foods throughout the continent.


Scientists Create World’s Most Efficient Solar Cells

Scientists at the University of New South Wales have set a new world record by creating the first silicon solar cell to achieve 25% efficiency.


300 Million To Fund Pro-American Publicity in Iraqi Media

The Pentagon has awarded a $300 million, 3-year psy-ops contract to produce news stories in Iraq in support of US "core themes and messages."


October Surprise : Bush Attacks Syria

U.S. military helicopters attacked an area along Syria's border with Iraq Sunday, killing eight people, the Syrian government said.
READ MORE: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/27/644060/-The-October-surprise-Bu...

The Healing Power Of Cayenne

"Cayenne pepper - prized for thousands of years for its healing power. Folklore from around the world recounts amazing results using cayenne pepper in simple healing and in baffling health problems. But cayenne pepper is not just a healer from ancient history. Recent clinical studies have been conducted on many of the old-time health applications for this miracle herb. Again and again, the therapeutic value of cayenne pepper has been medically validated."


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