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Signs Economic Commentary for 10 September 2007

Donald Hunt
Signs of the Times
2007-09-10 07:56:00

Summary: It's happening. Gold and oil are up sharply, stocks and the dollar are down, and the job numbers for August in the United States are showing an actual reduction. All this can be attributed to the housing collapse. Unfortunately, that collapse has not yet come close to running its course. It's just building up a head of steam.

What makes all this market instability so much more dangerous is the fraud and criminality that seems to be anywhere in the economy where you turn over a rock. Where would the U.S. economy be without the housing bubble, ridiculous amounts of debt at all levels (consumer, business, and government) and out-of-control war spending?

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Best of the Web
Is the Boogeyman Early or is Halloween Late?

Les Visible
Smoking Mirrors
2007-09-10 16:14:00

I don't think I have seen such an amount of strange goings at the same time in a very long time; maybe never. The last time this happened was 9/11 and I didn't see any of that until afterwards.

There's this stranger than fiction aspect to the nukes in flight. Here's an excellent article where you can inform yourself if you aren't informed yet and here's the nukes story. Does any of this seem strange to you?

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Flashback: Closing the 'Collapse Gap': the USSR was better prepared for collapse

by Dmitry Orlov
Energy Bulletin
2006-12-04 15:50:00

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I am not an expert or a scholar or an activist. I am more of an eye-witness. I watched the Soviet Union collapse, and I have tried to put my observations into a concise message. I will leave it up to you to decide just how urgent a message it is.

My talk tonight is about the lack of collapse-preparedness here in the United States. I will compare it with the situation in the Soviet Union, prior to its collapse. The rhetorical device I am going to use is the "Collapse Gap" - to go along with the Nuclear Gap, and the Space Gap, and various other superpower gaps that were fashionable during the Cold War.

The subject of economic collapse is generally a sad one. But I am an optimistic, cheerful sort of person, and I believe that, with a bit of preparation, such events can be taken in stride. As you can probably surmise, I am actually rather keen on observing economic collapses. Perhaps when I am really old, all collapses will start looking the same to me, but I am not at that point yet.

And this next one certainly has me intrigued. From what I've seen and read, it seems that there is a fair chance that the U.S. economy will collapse sometime within the foreseeable future. It also would seem that we won't be particularly well-prepared for it. As things stand, the U.S. economy is poised to perform something like a disappearing act. And so I am eager to put my observations of the Soviet collapse to good use.

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"Unrecognized" Palestinians

Stephen Lendman
SJ Lendman Blog
2007-09-09 14:35:00

Israel's population today is about 7,150,000. About 5.4 million are Jews (76%) plus another 400,000 Jewish settlers in over 200 expanding settlements on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank that includes Palestinian East Jerusalem. They're the chosen ones afforded full rights and privileges under the laws of the Jewish state for Jews alone.

Arab Israeli citizens live mainly in all-Arab towns and villages in three heartlands - the Galilee in the north; what's called the "Little Triangle" in the center that runs along the Israeli side of the Green Line separating Israel from the West Bank; and the Negev desert region in the country's south. These communities aren't geographically consolidated and are surrounded by established Jewish communities, hostile to Arab neighbors, and with Israel's full military might backing them. A minority of Palestinians also live uneasily in mixed Jewish-Arab cities like Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Jerusalem in the West Bank and others.

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U.S. News
Total callousness of what killer did to 7-year-old hasn't faded after 10 years

John L. Smith
Lahontan Valley News
2007-09-10 15:17:00

Some days I think about what Sherrice Iverson might have done with her young life if she'd had the chance. It's been 10 years since she was senselessly and brutally murdered in a casino bathroom in Primm Valley.

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After anthrax diagnosis, spores are found in Connecticut house

Thomas Kaplan
The New York Times
2007-09-10 14:28:00

A property in Danbury, Conn., where two people are believed to have contracted anthrax is contaminated with spores of the potentially lethal disease, state officials said on Thursday.

Six samples collected from a three-story house and a barn in the backyard tested positive for anthrax, and more samples were gathered on Thursday for additional testing, said Rachael Sunny, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

The two patients have not been officially named, but a person familiar with the medical case who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that one was Ase-AmenRa Kariamu, director of an African drumming program at the Danbury Music Center, and that the other was a relative of Mr. Kariamu. Animal hides from Africa used to make drums are known to have been the source of anthrax that infected a New York City drummer last year.

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Texas: Woman guilty in death of foster son, 4

Associated Press
2007-09-10 14:00:00

A mother of five accused of forcing a 4-year-old foster child to drink a mixture of water and Cajun spices last October has been found guilty of capital murder in the boy's death.

Jurors reached their decision Friday after hearing about three weeks of testimony in the case against Hannah Overton. She will be sentenced by the judge on Wednesday.

Prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty. Under Texas law, capital murder carries only two possible sentences: death or life in prison without parole.

Overton's husband, Larry Overton, is also charged in the death of Andrew Burd. His trial is set for Sept. 24.

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Thousands of GIs cope with brain damage

Marilyn Marchione
2007-09-10 09:57:00

The war in Iraq is not over, but one legacy is already here in this city and others across America: an epidemic of brain-damaged soldiers.

Thousands of troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, or TBI. These blast-caused head injuries are so different from the ones doctors are used to seeing from falls and car crashes that treating them is as much faith as it is science.

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September 11 Attacks: 51% of Americans Suspect Government Involvement

Prensa Latina
2007-09-10 09:33:00

The US government is somehow involved in the attacks on the September 11, 2001, El Diario-La Prensa daily reads in an editorial, based on suspicions by thousands of US nationals.

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2 polls suggest grim view of surge

Farah Stockman
Boston Globe
2007-09-10 05:11:00

As General David H. Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, prepared to report to Congress today on gains made by the surge of 30,000 additional US troops in Iraq, two national polls released yesterday indicated that a majority of Americans believe the increased US troop presence has failed to deliver significant improvements in the war-torn country.

©John Moore/Getty Images
A US soldier who arrived in Iraq in January as part of President Bush's troop increase patrolled Baghdad yesterday.

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UK & Euro-Asian News
Shocking! Prosecutor's investigation of rape of 9-month-old girl starts in Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia

2007-09-10 14:24:00

Investigation of the case of a 9-month-old girl raped in the town of Nazarovo in the Krasnoyarsk Territory is expected to be over in a few days. Alla Povelyeva, senior prosecutor's aide of the region, reported.

Povelyeva said the case was under special control in the Prosecutor's Office. "The results of a medical and biological expert examination of genetic material found at the crime scene will be released next week. After that it will be established if the suspect teenager detained at present is guilty of committing the crime. Simultaneously it will have been found out how the girl was left alone and who is to blame for that," Povelyeva explained.

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'Cocaine bread roll' bakers arrested in Sicily

RIA Novosti
2007-09-10 14:08:00

Two bakers, a husband and wife team, have been arrested in the Sicilian city of Palermo for baking cocaine-laced bread rolls, a police spokesman said Monday.

The spokesman said the couple added cocaine to the dough used for the 'special' rolls, which were sold to a stream of steady clients.

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US may waive visas this year to Greek citizens

2007-09-10 09:51:00

Washington is likely to drop a restriction requiring Greek citizens to obtain a visa before visiting the United States by the end of the year, according to a government source.

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Home Office rules out inquiry into July 7 bombs

Duncan Campbell
The Guardian
2007-09-09 20:57:00

Survivors and bereaved relatives of victims of the July 7 bombings reacted angrily yesterday to the government's decision not to hold a public inquiry into how the attack happened. They have applied for a judicial review of the decision and warned of further legal action.

The government announced its decision yesterday in a formal letter to lawyers seeking a public inquiry on behalf of the survivors. They have been under pressure from victims' families to hold a public inquiry since shortly after the attack.

Comment: You didn't expect the real terrorists to allow an investigation into their deeds. Of course the inquiry isn't necessary - they know who did it, because they did it!

Read Joe Quinn's article London Bombings - The Facts Speak For Themselves

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Around the World
Hong Kong: US man accused of raping daughter, posting video online agrees to be extradited

Associated Press
2007-09-10 13:55:00

An American man accused of raping his daughter and posting the videos on the Internet has agreed to be extradited from Hong Kong to the United States, his lawyer said Monday.

Kenneth John Freeman, who was on America's most-wanted list, has been challenging the extradition request by the U.S. since he was arrested while traveling in Hong Kong in May.

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Disturbing: One suicide every 30 seconds

2007-09-10 13:36:00

Almost 3,000 people commit suicide every day in the world, one victim every 30 seconds on average, the World Health Organisation said Monday.

For every person that succeeds in taking their own life there are at least 20 more who try, the WHO said in a report timed to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.

"Today, too many people of all ages needlessly take their own lives," the UN agency said. "For family and friends affected by suicide or attempted suicide, the emotional impact may last for many years."

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At least 20 feared dead in India overpass collapse

2007-09-09 11:02:00

A highway overpass under construction in southern India collapsed Sunday, likely killing at least 20 people, police said.

Several people were believed trapped in the rubble after the accident in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state, local police chief Balwinder Singh told reporters.


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Truck explosion kills 29 in Mexico

2007-09-10 10:58:00

At least 29 people were killed and 120 injured early Monday when a truck carrying explosives crashed and later burst into flames in the northern state of Coahuila, local authorities said.

"Twenty-nine people are dead and around 120 injured, 30 of them seriously ... the truck disintegrated," said Sergio Robles, a civil protection official in Coahuila, adding that the blast left a three-meter (10-foot) deep and 30 meter-wide (100-foot) crater.

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Blasts Hit Mexico Oil Company Pipelines

Associated Press
2007-09-10 09:36:00

Six explosions ripped apart pipelines for Mexico's state oil monopoly early Monday, the company said. The blasts were believed to be sabotage and 12,000 people were evacuated afterward.

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Boomerang visit! Pakistan sends former premier Sharif back into exile

2007-09-10 05:17:00

Pakistan sent former premier Nawaz Sharif back into exile in Saudi Arabia, a minister and a senior government official told AFP.

Sharif flew back to Pakistan from seven years in exile earlier Monday, pledging to topple military ruler President Pervez Musharraf, the man who ousted him in 1999.

"He is going back to Saudi Arabia. All arrangements have been made to deport him," the minister said.

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Big Brother
New Zealand: Police busted after tracking device found on car

Ian Steward
The Press
2007-09-09 22:15:00

A police operation to covertly follow a Central Otago man came to an abrupt halt this week when the man found tracking devices planted in his car, ripped them out and listed them for sale on Trade Me.

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F.B.I. Data Mining Reached Beyond Initial Targets

Eric Lichtblau
New York Times
2007-09-09 20:30:00

The F.B.I. cast a much wider net in its terrorism investigations than it has previously acknowledged by relying on telecommunications companies to analyze phone-call patterns of the associates of Americans who had come under suspicion, according to newly obtained bureau records.

The documents indicate that the Federal Bureau of Investigation used secret demands for records to obtain data not only on individuals it saw as targets but also details on their "community of interest" - the network of people that the target was in contact with. The bureau stopped the practice early this year in part because of broader questions raised about its aggressive use of the records demands, which are known as national security letters, officials said.

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Axis of Evil
Petraeus' Propaganda: Iran fighting 'proxy war in Iraq'

2007-09-10 20:13:00

Iran is fighting a "proxy war" through Shi'a militias against the Iraqi state and United States-led forces in the war-torn nation, US war commander General David Petraeus said on Monday.

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Va. congressman accuses AIPAC of having "pushed" the Iraq war

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
2007-09-10 05:40:00

A Democratic congressman accused AIPAC of having "pushed" the Iraq war.

"AIPAC is the most powerful lobby and has pushed this war from the beginning," U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said in this month's Tikkun magazine. "Because they are so well organized, and their members are extraordinarily powerful -- most of them are quite wealthy -- they have been able to exert power."

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Flashback: When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing

William M. Arkin
Washington Post
2006-01-23 12:00:00

"Gentlemen! We have called you together to inform you that we are going to overthrow the United States government." So begins a statement being delivered by Gen. Carl W. Steiner, former Commander-in-chief, U.S. Special Operations Command.

At least the voice sounds amazingly like him.

But it is not Steiner. It is the result of voice "morphing" technology developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

By taking just a 10-minute digital recording of Steiner's voice, scientist George Papcun is able, in near real time, to clone speech patterns and develop an accurate facsimile. Steiner was so impressed, he asked for a copy of the tape.

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Middle East Madness
Bold Lies: US to build military base on Iraq-Iran border to control so-called 'flow of Iranian weapons'

2007-09-10 13:40:00

US forces plan to build a military base on Iraq's border with Iran to better control what they say is an undercover flow of Iranian weapons and fighters, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

"We've got a major problem with Iranian munitions streaming into Iraq," Major General Rick Lynch, the commander of US army forces in central Iraq, told the Journal.

"This Iranian interference is troubling and we have to stop it."

The base, with living quarters for some 200 soldiers, will be built six kilometers (four miles) from the Iranian border and will likely be completed by November, Major Toby Logsdon, the US officer overseeing the project, told the Journal, without giving a location.

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al-Qaida Announces New Bin Laden Video to Push Bush Agenda

2007-09-10 09:31:00

Al-Qaida said Monday that it will release a new video of Osama bin Laden presenting the last testament of one of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers, marking the sixth anniversary of the attacks.

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Israel likely to cut off all water, electricity, gas and fuel to Gaza as prelude to invasion

Amos Harel, Aluf Benn and Barak Ravid
2007-09-10 06:05:00

The call to cut off water, electricity, gas and fuel to the Strip is seen as an alternative - or, if unsuccessful, a prelude - to a broad IDF incursion into northern Gaza. Government sources, however, said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was unlikely to authorize an escalation in Israel's military actions in the region.

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No surprise! The surge must go on, Petraeus to tell Congress

Suzanne Goldenberg
The Guardian
2007-09-10 05:17:00

The Bush administration's most senior advisers on Iraq, the commander of US forces, General David Petraeus, and the ambassador to Baghdad, Ryan Crocker, will launch a new drive today to defer any exit of troops until April 2008 amid growing doubts about their credibility in Congress and among the public.

In two days of testimony before Congress, Gen Petraeus and Mr Crocker will make the case for the White House that America should maintain the current strategy and force levels in Iraq.

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Will the US Really Bomb Iran?

Alexander Cockburn
2007-09-10 05:04:00

"They're about taking out the entire Iranian military."

This particular spine-chiller comes from Alexis Debat, excitingly identified as "director of terrorism and national security" at the Nixon Center. According to Debat, the big takeout is what the U.S. Air Force has in store, as opposed to mere "pinprick strikes" against the infamous nuclear facilities.

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The Loan Gunmen
Central bankers warn housing crisis could hit whole US economy

2007-09-10 16:40:00

The crisis in the US housing market risks spreading to the whole of the nation's economy, European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet said Monday on behalf of world central bankers.

Trichet was speaking in his capacity as head of the G10 group of central bankers from industrialised and emerging economies, who met at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) here.

"There is a probability of fallout on the real economy in the USA," Trichet said.

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Worst crisis for 20 years, say banks

David Smith and John Waples
Times of London
2007-09-10 09:38:00

LEADING bankers are warning of the worst crisis in the money markets for 20 years, which will come to a head this week when $113 billion (£57 billion) of commercial paper - market IOUs - comes up for refinancing.

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The Living Planet
Over one million hit by fresh floods in India, Bangladesh

2007-09-10 11:19:00

More than one million people have been evacuated or stranded as rivers in northeastern India and Bangladesh rose to alarming levels and submerged vast swathes of countryside, officials said Monday.

In India's Assam state, the army helped shift an estimated 800,000 people as the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries -- swollen by monsoon rains -- breached their embankments late Sunday.


A further 300,000 people further downstream in Bangladesh were displaced or marooned, most of them for the second time in as many months, officials said.

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Heavy rains trigger flood alerts, claim lives, in Poland

2007-09-07 11:14:00

Heavy rains claimed lives and triggered flood alerts in the Lower Silesia region of south-western Poland Friday as emergency crews scrambled to sandbag low-lying areas to ward off rising river waters. A man working on road construction is believed to have drowned Friday after being swept away by the waters of the Sola river swollen by heavy rain in southern Poland, according to Poland's TVN24 news channel.

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Quakes injure 4, damage buildings in Indonesia's Java

2007-09-10 05:17:00

Two earthquakes rocked parts of Indonesia's Java Island early Monday, injuring at least four people and damaging buildings, officials said.

Wijanto, an official at Meteorological and Geophysics Agency in Jakarta, said the first quake with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 1:36 a.m., while the second one with a magnitude of 4.5 hit at 6:31 a.m.

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Strong 6.8 earthquake hits Colombia west coast

2007-09-10 05:17:00

A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near the west coast of Colombia on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but local authorities said there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

Officials in coastal Narino province said they had no news of damaged buildings or injuries, but they were still contacting remote rural areas. Residents told local radio the shock knocked out electricity in some areas.

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Oceanic Planetary Waves

Harvey Leifert
Natural History
2007-09-09 21:56:00

Oceanic planetary waves, just an inch or two high at the surface but thousands of feet deep and hundreds of miles apart, sweep slowly but steadily across Earth's oceans: a surfer who caught one in Acapulco would take four years to wash up on a Chinese beach. The waves are speeding up, though, thanks to global warming, and as they do, they could affect weather patterns around the world.

©Paulo Cipollini, Southampton Oceanography Centre
Schematic of a typical oceanic planetary wave traveling westward with horizontal scale of about 500 kilometers and with vertical amplitude at the sea surface of about 10 centimeters. Such waves have a major effect on the large-scale ocean circulation and thus on weather and climate.

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Thousands flee homes as fresh floods hit Bangladesh

2007-09-09 20:24:00

Large swathes of Bangladesh were underwater again on Sunday after heavy rains, adding to the misery of millions hit by flooding that has killed more than 830 people since late July.

Weather officials said that nearly 20 of the country's 64 districts were flooded after three days of rain swelled major rivers flowing through India into Bangladesh.

A Bangladeshi woman uses a raft to cross a flooded field in Sirajgonj district of Bangladesh.

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Health & Wellness
Madness! Antidepressants given to babies in New Zealand

Martin Johnston
The New Zealand Herald
2007-09-10 17:11:00

Medical authorities are mystified and concerned at figures suggesting antidepressant drugs are being prescribed for children, some less than a year old.

Records of the national drug buying agency Pharmac suggest thousands of prescriptions a year are being written for children under 10.

Antidepressants are powerful psychiatric drugs with potentially severe side-effects.

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Swan dies of bird flu in southern Russia

RIA Novosti
2007-09-10 14:21:00

Laboratory tests have confirmed that a dead swan found in the Krasnodar Territory was infected with H5 bird flu virus, but not with the N1 strain, a source in the local administration said Monday.

This is the only case of bird flu detected in the territory since 410 chickens died from the virus and 22,000 birds were culled at a local poultry farm in southern Russia.

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3D face scans spot gene syndromes

By Rebecca Morelle
2007-09-09 21:50:00

3D face scans are set to speed up the diagnosis of rare genetic conditions in children, UK scientists say.

More than 700 genetic syndromes affect facial traits, but some are difficult to spot because few cases exist.

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Swimming in chlorine byproducts

Naomi Lubick
ES&T Online News
2007-09-05 21:26:00

When athletes at this year's U.S. national swimming championships found themselves gasping for breath while competing at the indoor pool at Indianapolis University, event organizers said the culprit most likely was the disinfection byproducts (DBPs) from the chlorine meant to keep the pool clean. Swimmers' lung troubles - and other possible long-term health effects - generally have been attributed to breathing chloroform, trihalomethanes, and trichloramines, which form in such settings and volatilize at the water's surface. But new research published in ES&T (DOI: 10.1021/es070871 ) indicates that other byproducts hidden in the watery mix also might be to blame.

©Courtesy of Water Technology, Inc.
At the water's surface, swimmers breathe in a mix of volatilized disinfection byproducts, including some recently discovered to form in chlorinated swimming pools.

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Flashback: Hidden Danger of Swimming Pools for Children

Dr. Mercola
2007-06-15 16:05:00

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that children who spend a lot of time at indoor swimming pools during their early years are more prone to developing asthma, recurrent bronchitis, and other breathing problems as they grow older, compared to others who do not frequent indoor pools.


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Some Companies Penalize for Health Risks

By Lisa Cornwell
Associated Press
2007-09-09 21:27:00

CINCINNATI - First they tried nudging. Now companies are penalizing workers who have high health risks such as obesity and high blood pressure or cholesterol as insurance costs climb.

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Science & Technology
Syria mass graves suggest ancient urban conflict

James Owen
National Geographic
2007-09-10 14:33:00

Prehistoric mass graves recently discovered in Syria may hail from a period of bloody conflict that took place 5,800 years ago, archaeologists say.

The remains of more than 60 young adults were unearthed last year from two sites about 40 feet (12 meters) apart in the ancient city of Tell Brak near the modern-day Iraq border.

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In Lebanon, DNA may yet heal rifts

Tom Perry
2007-09-09 11:10:00

BYBLOS, Lebanon - A Lebanese scientist following the genetic footprint of the ancient Phoenicians says he has traced their modern-day descendants, but stumbled into an old controversy about identity in his country.

Geneticist Pierre Zalloua has charted the spread of the Phoenicians out of the eastern Mediterranean by identifying an ancient type of DNA which some Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians share with Maltese, Spaniards and Tunisians.

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Mystery of the Prehistoric Stone Balls

Eleanor Lothrop
Natural History, September 1955
2007-09-09 22:56:00

As the unscientific wife of a scientist, who for years has tagged along on archaeological expeditions, I have witnessed many seemingly unexplainable discoveries, but none has provided a greater challenge or teased my imagination more acutely than the unbelievable stone balls found in Central America. The riddles they pose would threaten the deductive powers of a Sherlock Holmes.

©Eleanor Lothrop and Paul Allen
The author and her husband resting by one of the spheres. But for a revolution, they might never have investigated them.

Why should hundreds of these perfectly shaped spheres, ranging in diameter from a few inches to eight feet, be scattered through the jungles southwestern Costa Rica? How could prehistoric people have shaped them with only the crudest of tools? And how could they have moved them over hill and dale from the distant sources of stone? No other stone balls of like size have been found anywhere else in the world, except for a few in the highlands of Guatemala and in Vera Cruz. The smooth, beautiful and almost perfectly rounded spheres give mute testimony to the artistic powers of an ancient people and tax modern man's ingenuity in explaining their workmanship and significance.

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Ancient Escape Hatch Found in Israel

By Amy Teibel
Associated Press
2007-09-09 20:53:00

©AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
An Israeli archeologist walks along a drainage channel recently discovered in the City of David next to Jerusalem's Old City.

Jerusalem - Under threat from Romans ransacking Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, many of the city's Jewish residents crowded into an underground drainage channel to hide and later flee the chaos through Jerusalem's southern end unnoticed.

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Our Haunted Planet
Reporter films China's own Loch Ness monster?

2007-09-09 16:50:00

A television reporter claims to have discovered China's answer to the Loch Ness monster, state press reported Sunday.

Local journalist Zhuo Yongsheng shot footage of six "seal-like" creatures in the northeastern Tianchi lake, which local legend has long said is home to Loch Ness-style monsters.

"They could swim as fast as yachts and at times they would all disappear in the water," the Xinhua news agency quoted Zhuo as saying. "Their fins, or maybe wings, were longer than their bodies."

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Flashback: "Monsters" emerge again in Kanas Lake

People's Daily Online
2007-07-15 15:50:00

Elusive mystical creatures emerged again in Kanas Lake of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. According to the administration of the Kanas scenic spot, on July 5th at 8:20pm, huge ripples were seen on the surface of the lake by a few tourists carrying their portable video cameras.

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Flashback: "Monsters" Emerge in Kanas Lake

People's Daily Online
2005-06-17 15:41:00

"Look! Monsters!" A group of Beijing tourists cried in astonishment. The news claiming reappearance of "lake monsters" immediately spread throughout the region.


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UK: UFO in Harlow?

2007-09-06 01:25:00

Airport bound planes and birds are commonly seen in the skies above Harlow, but only 11 days ago there was a report of a UFO spotted above the town.

The sighting appeared on a Canadian website, which is run by independent UFO investigator Brian Vike.

The person who posted the sighting had been sitting outdoors at 12.30am with friends when they saw a mysterious grey object move across the night sky.

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