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The JFK-UFO Connection: Bogus Documents or Unanswered Questions?

Do you like a good UFO detective story? Well, here's one for you. And it's ongoing, so we don't yet know the ending. It involves President John F. Kennedy's interest in UFOs shortly before his death and an allegation that he may have angered officials in his administration when he asked for information on the subject.

Recently, the FBI opened a new website, "The Vault," that lets you view a variety of documents, including those regarding UFOs. I looked into one document that appears to include a phony UFO story and mentioned how important it is to be extremely careful when looking at UFO documents and how it's critical to know the background of this information.

"As you must know, Lancer has made some inquiries regarding our activities, which we cannot allow. Please submit your views no later than October. Your action to this matter is critical to the continuance of the group."


Breitbart accuses MSNBC of being controlled by Soros, Podesta, Ayers and Media Matters

In a contentious interview with MSNBC's Martin Bashir Wednesday, Andrew Breitbart accused the network of being controlled by George Soros, John Podesta, Bill Ayers and Media Matters' Eric Boehlert.

Breitbart also admitted during the interview that he had not watched the entire Shirley Sherrod tape before posting it to his website.

Watch this video from MSNBC's Martin Bashir, broadcast April 20, 2011.


US farm companies charged with human trafficking

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Washington - US authorities on Wednesday filed charges against two companies on charges they exploited hundreds of Indian and Thai workers who earned a pittance and were forced to stay in decrepit conditions.

In what it called its largest ever human trafficking case in the farm sector, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that contractor Global Horizons brought in some 200 Thai men on promises of high-paying jobs.

The Thai men were sent between 2003 and 2007 to farms in Hawaii and Washington state where they were crammed into rooms infested with rats and insects and faced verbal and physical assaults, the federal agency said.

Mr. Potato

Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for the rich and gets booed at town hall

Constituents in Wisconsin are letting Rep. Paul Ryan (R) know that they aren't happy with his plan to extend tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.

An audience at a town hall in Milton, Wisconsin booed the congressman when he tried to defend his proposal.

"The middle class is disappearing right now," one constituent at the town hall explained. "During this time of prosperity, the top one percent was taking about ten percent of the total annual income, but yet today we are fighting to not let the tax breaks for the wealthy expire?"


Canada: Home Depot bans pets after nose-biting incident

A Shih Tzu bit Home Depot employee Anne Riel's nose while she was handing out flyers and greeting customers at an Ottawa store.
Certified assistance dogs will still be permitted under new policy

Home Depot is barring domestic animals from its Canadian outlets, following an incident last week in Ottawa when a shop greeter had the tip of her nose bitten off by a customer's dog.

Home Depot Canada issued a statement on Thursday explaining that the new no-pets policy was "the best decision for the shopping enjoyment and safety of all customers."

U.S. Home Depot locations will not be affected by the change.

Only certified assistance dogs, such as those needed to guide the visually impaired, will still be permitted inside.


Asylum-Seekers riot in Australia, burn buildings


Sydney - Asylum seekers torched a number of buildings at a Sydney detention centre in a night of wild riots, with police still trying to talk down a handful of protesters from the rooftops on Thursday.

The riots kicked off late Wednesday at the Villawood Detention Centre with an estimated 100 detainees involved at the height of the drama.

At one stage firefighters were pelted with roof tiles and pieces of furniture, ABC radio reported.


Pro-pot, anti-war Republican Gary Johnson running for president

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Former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM) announced Thursday morning that he's running for president in 2012, adding a fresh libertarian perspective to a field of candidates touting their social conservative credentials.

The ex-governor is perhaps best known in recent years as an outspoken opponent of the drug war who believes marijuana should be legalized. He's in favor of same sex marriage, saying it would reflect America's commitment to "freedom" and "liberty." And he wants to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Johnson, a long-shot at best for the GOP nomination, first made the announcement on Twitter, following it with a series of tweets previewing his campaign platform.


US: Protesters disrupt Obama's SF fundraiser

© Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle
Naomi Pitcairn of Oakland is detained on Third Street after protesting and leaving a fundraiser at the St. Regis in San Francisco, Calif., Thursday, April 21, 2011.
President Obama's pricey breakfast fundraiser today at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco was interrupted by a crowd of singing protesters who paid $76,000 for tickets to air their feelings about the treatment of Pvt. Bradley Manning, the alleged leaker of U.S. military documents posted on WikiLeaks.

Oakland activist Naomi Pitcairn told The Chronicle that she put up the funds for tickets for a crowd of protesters from freshjuiceparty.com, a liberal group that aimed for "performance art" at Obama's final fundraiser in the city before flying to Los Angeles, the next stop on his trip to promote his deficit plan and raise money for his re-election campaign.

A crowd of political luminaries was assembled in the dining room at the St. Regis to hear Obama, including U.S. Sen Dianne Feinstein, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Gov. Jerry Brown, who showed up to the hotel, left before the president began speaking to the crowd of about 200 supporters, who paid anywhere $5,000 to $35,800 apiece to see him.

The Bay Area protesters included UC Santa Cruz art professor Elizabeth Stephens; songwriter Craig Casey; activist Jane Sullivan of Santa Cruz; writer Greg Archer; David Schiller of Berkeley; and organizers from Tony's Circus, a performance group.


US: Authorities Have Number of Leads in Search for Colorado Mall Bombing Suspect


Authorities have a number of leads -- but no arrests yet -- in their search for a suspect in an attempted bombing Wednesday morning at a Colorado mall.

The incident involving mysterious explosives found at the Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton came 12 years to the day after the shooting rampage at Columbine High School, which is located just one mile from the mall.

The FBI has released two images of a "person of interest" that were recorded on surveillance video, and investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the man.

"He's a person of interest, not a suspect," Jefferson County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jackie Kelley said. "He was in the area, so he may be a witness."


Chopper Conundrum: Officials Tight-Lipped About Mysterious Helicopter Crash in Sehwan, Pakistan

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According to a ‘witness’, the helicopter crashed in Shikargah forest, near the city of Daulatpur.
The media and officials played hide-and-seek on Wednesday over reports of a helicopter crashing in Nawabshah - or Sehwan - at around 2 pm. The mysterious helicopter allegedly crashed in a jungle and initially, officials had said that the agencies confirmed that it belonged to the government and six people were on board.

When the news spread, however, every relevant authority started zipping up about it.

The Inter-Services Public Relations denied the crash, saying that if it were an army helicopter, it would have known. The Civil Aviation Authority said it had no idea about the mysterious chopper and had only heard of it through the media. "We checked through our systems and found nothing," CAA spokesman Pervez George told The Express Tribune. Meanwhile, a CAA Nawabshah official quipped, "We do not know anything about the helicopter because it was not ours. We only heard it from the media, so it must be yours." Along with him, the Nawabshah DCO also denied any crash happened.