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Sep 13 08:11

Which 5 Canned Foods Contain the Most BPA (bisphenol A )?

Peek inside any can and you'll notice a thin film separating your food from the metal. During the 1950s, manufacturers began lining cans with plastic to fend off bacteria that could get into food and drinks if the container corroded. The biggest concern was food-borne botulism, an illness that used to kill six in ten of its victims. Thanks to liners and rigorous sterilization, botulism in commercial canned goods is now pretty rare. Trouble is, most can liners contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that can leach into the food. Last year, the nonprofit Consumers Union found it in 18 of 19 canned foods it tested: Progresso Vegetable Soup topped the list with 22 micrograms of BPA per serving—116 times Consumers Union's recommended daily limit, which is based on animal studies.

Not good, considering the list of modern plagues researchers have tentatively linked to the chemical: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, breast and prostate cancer, and reproductive problems, among others. Many scientists suspect that BPA interferes with hormonal function—especially in fetuses and children: A 2005 study published in the journal Human Reproduction found that women who had miscarried three or more times showed significantly higher levels of the chemical than women who'd had successful pregnancies.

Sep 13 08:08

Hurricane Igor Possible Category 5 Today

According to the current public advisory from NOAA and the US National Weather Service, Hurricane Igor is nearing category 5 strength. Igor, now located about 940 miles East of the Leeward Islands in Mid-Atlantic, has sustained winds in excess of 150 mph. While no landfall warnings or advisory have been issued, experts suggest this very large storm will intensify later today or overnight.

While many eyes are on Igor because of its potential for devastation, most hurricane gurus expect the huge storm will turn North and play out over the Atlantic without affecting land. However, just on the heels of Igor tropical storm Julia may menace the US later in the week. Igor, the fourth hurricane of the 2010 season, is expected to slow and turn northward later this evening.

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Sep 13 08:06

Thousands held without trial in Iraq: Amnesty

Tens of thousands of detainees are being held without trial in Iraqi prisons and face violent and psychological abuse as well as other forms of mistreatment, Amnesty International said on Monday. The London-based human rights watchdog estimates 30,000 people are held in Iraqi jails, noting several are known to have died in custody, while cataloguing physical and psychological abuses against others.

However, the deputy justice minister dismissed the report as "baseless" and a US military spokesman insisted Iraqi detention facilities met international standards.

Sep 13 06:23

Gulf Clean Up Contracts Expose Corruption as Usual

WASHINGTON — The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was keenly sensitive to comparisons between its response and former President George W. Bush's much-maligned reaction to Hurricane Katrina.

The government also spent $10,000 for just over three minutes of video showing a routine offshore rig inspection for news organizations but couldn't say whether any ran the footage. And it awarded a $216,625 no-bid contract for a survey of seabirds to an environmental group that has criticized what it calls the "extreme anti-conservation record" of Sarah Palin, a possible 2012 rival to President Barack Obama.

Sep 13 06:21

Handcuffs For Wall Street, Not Happy Talk

The Washington Post has published a very silly op-ed by Chrystia Freeland accusing President Barack Obama of unfairly “demonizing” Wall Street. Freeland wants to see Obama tone down his rhetoric and play nice with executives in pursuit of a harmonious economic recovery. The trouble is, Obama hasn’t actually deployed harsh words against Wall Street. What’s more, in order to avoid being characterized as “anti-business,” the Obama administration has refused to mete out serious punishment for outright financial fraud. Complaining about nouns and adjectives is a little ridiculous when handcuffs and prison sentences are in order.

Sep 13 05:52

10 Reasons Our Fresh Water Supply is in Deep Trouble

Jeffrey Green
Activist Post

Fresh clean water is essential to all life forms. It seems that a resource so vital should not be corralled, controlled, or corrupted by any corporation or government. However, with fresh water supplies under assault on multiple fronts, governments seek to further clamp down on individual human usage, while doing very little to reduce the reasons for the contamination. At the same time, corporations that repackage water and sell it back to the public enjoy financial benefits from the scarcity of their "product."

Sep 13 03:50

“Burn In Hell”

Religion Is the Major Problem – The Major Down Fall of Humankind

Burn the books of religion every damned one of them.

Religion has long been the killer of many humans as well as human spirit. Killings of the most horrific kinds as evidenced in our history books beyond a shadow of a doubt. The glory and the glean of killing has only been highlighted for the purpose of carrying on these 100 percent insane doctrines of each and every religious book ever contrived and spoon fed to the desperate and the vulnerable.

Sep 13 03:23

Gunning for Islam

Three people are dead because US "pastor" Terry Jones, in collaboration with the American media, staged (or threatened to stage) an anti-Muslim Koran-burning exhibition, which predictably stoked anti-American protests in Afghanistan: also predictably, US troops fired on demonstrators. The result: yet more "collateral damage."

Sep 13 02:23

Concern grows over foreign involvement in spy's death

The 31-year-old maths and computer expert would have been regarded as a valuable asset for his knowledge of the inner-workings of GCHQ, the government's listening post in Cheltenham, and for his work on preventing cyber attacks on the banking and transport infrastructure.

It is understood Mr Williams's job at the time of his death was creating computer defences in the City of London. Williams would have had access to information which other countries would want to obtain.

The intelligence source said: "His job was to defend the banking system on which Britain's banking, commerce and all our public services depend. It was the kind of work that would have made him prime target for recruitment.

Sep 13 02:09

When they shout: "We strongly condemn..."

On August 29, 2010, Martin Indyk wrote an op-ed in The New York Times entitled “For once, hope in the Middle East”. When I read it, I felt I should respond with an article that sheds light on the issues which Mr. Indyk has chosen to ignore. One of the premises he based his analysis on was that violence has receded in the Middle East in the past two years compared with the 1990s. Here, like most Western officials and journalists, Indyk ignores daily and persistent Israeli violence against Palestinians for the past sixty years which has risen to record levels in terms of the number and ferocity of Israeli crimes against Palestinian civilians in the past two years, particularly in the city of Hebron.

Sep 13 01:27

Orange Beach pulling EMS staff from BP sites because ‘BP won’t pay their bills,’ mayor says

Alabama — Tired of waiting for millions in lost tax revenue and expense claims, Orange Beach officials are packing up staff and medical equipment and moving out of BP PLC contractor work sites on Monday, Mayor Tony Kennon said Saturday.

“We’re going to pull out all of our firemen and paramedics because BP won’t pay their bills,”

Sep 13 01:22

ERIC MARGOLIS: 9/11. THE MOTHER OF ALL COINCIDENCES

Ever since 9/11, readers keep asking me my views on these attacks. I have been barraged with emails until my head spins with engineering studies about melting steel, controlled explosions, claims about nefarious plots, and wreckage analysis.

One of the most colorful theories comes from Gen. Hamid Gul, former director of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI. He insists that 9/11 was staged by Israel’s Mossad and a cabal of rightwing US Air Force generals.

Sep 13 00:58

Tests reveal high levels of arsenic in Valley(Phoenix) company’s drinking water

How many cases of toxic water do the American people need to see before they take action. We are being poisoned through our water supply whether its fluoride or high levels of arsenic or toxic dispersant.

A Valley water company is under the microscope after tests revealed high levels of arsenic found in their drinking water. 3 On Your Side’s Carey Peña has the story.

Sep 13 00:22

INTERNATIONAL BANKERS VS NATION-STATES

A DRIVE TO CREATE a system of corporate cartels intended to replace nation-states as the political organization of the planet was launched in Post WW II Europe.

An alliance of six European banks was emboldened in its mission to replace national policies with the dictates of finance capital owing to a global atmosphere of financial instability in war-devastated Europe.

Sep 12 22:18

Richard Gage: Chemical Fingerprint "Thermite" Points to Control Demolition on 9/11

Richard Gage, a San Francisco Bay area based architect and the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, breaks bombshell news on the September 11, 2001, attack.

http://www.ae911truth.org

Sep 12 22:16

OPEN LETTER: To People of Israel from Lauren Booth, Journalist on the First Free Gaza Voyage

Israel, in a lie absurd by its own propaganda standard, congratulates itself as having the most moral military in the world -

Journalist Lauren Booth was on the first Free Gaza voyage and stayed to work in Gaza after the boats left.

Her heartfelt letter to the people of Israel should be read and seen [IN THEIS VIDEO] by everyone who hopes for peace in the Middle East.

Sep 12 22:04

RCMP warn against threat of coup d’etat

OTTAWA — RCMP officials have identified a new threat to national security: a coup d’etat.

The reference to a violent overthrow of the federal government is contained in the RCMP’s plans and priorities report to government for 2010-11. It lists national security as one of five operational priorities for the year.

Sep 12 21:56

US MEDIA ‘giving rise to Islamophobia’

Speeches by certain public speakers covered by US media have been giving rise to Islamophobia in the United States, a senior member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says. Speaking in an interview with Press TV, legislative director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Corey Saylor hit out at US media for making Muslims feel increasingly alienated and insecure in the society.

Sep 12 20:46

WHAT A GOVERNMENT CAN DO WITH ITS OWN BANK: THE REMARKABLE MODEL OF THE COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Virg Bernero, the mayor of Lansing, Michigan, just won the Democratic nomination for governor of his state, making a state-owned Bank of Michigan a real possibility. Bernero is one of at least a dozen candidates promoting that solution to the states’ economic woes. It is an innovative idea, with little precedent in the United States. North Dakota, currently the only state owning its own bank, also happens to be the only state sporting a budget surplus, and it has the lowest unemployment rate in the country; but skeptics can write these achievements off to coincidence. More data is needed, and fortunately other precedents are available from other countries.

One of the most dramatic is the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, which operated successfully as a government-owned bank for most of the 20th century, until it was privatized in the 1990s. The Commonwealth Bank’s creative founders demonstrated that a government-backed bank can make loans without capital. Denison Miller, the Bank’s first Governor, was fond of saying that the Bank did not need capital because “it is backed by the entire wealth and credit of the whole of Australia.”

Sep 12 19:50

TYT: Court Supports State Secrets

When a government becomes too powerful, it stops working to protect the people and starts working for itself; no matter what the people say. - kdtroxel

Sep 12 19:36

The Great Stephen Hawking Conspiracy!

We have bigger fish to fry than arguing about the existence or non-existence of a Creator! Kind of like how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Useless. If you want check out this piece. Have a laugh. Relax!

Sep 12 18:50

Dr. Lawrence Davidson: Does International Law Have a Future?

On May 12, 1996 some of the horrible consequences of this policy were revealed when the CBS news program 60 Minutes reported that roughly half million Iraqi children had died as a consequence of U.S. imposed sanctions. This led to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s infamous answer to the question, “is the price worth it?” Her reply was yes “we think the price is worth it.” Albright later apologized

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