Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cops' seat-belt sting

Blake Elfstrom, 22, of Maplewood, was driving his girlfriend home late Sunday morning. He was the fourth car at a stop sign before turning onto westbound Minnesota 36 from northbound McKnight Road in North St. Paul.
That was when he spotted a shabbily dressed, middle-aged man wearing glasses that seemed too big for his face. The man, who turned out to be Maplewood cop Paul Bartz, was holding up a sign — "Will work for food" — as he approached and looked inside the line of waiting vehicles.
Elfstrom was pondering whether to roll down his window when he saw the cars moving ahead of him. He entered the on-ramp, only to be waved to the side of the road moments later by one of several uniformed cops standing near a line of patrol cars.
He asked the cop why he was being pulled over. The officer told him his girlfriend was in violation of a 9-month-old law that gives Minnesota law enforcement the authority to pull over drivers and occupants for not wearing seat belts.
"How in the world did you know?" Elfstrom asked the ticketing officer.
"That homeless guy back there? He's an officer," the cop replied.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ben Bernanke warned Congress that the Federal Reserve does not plan to "print money" to help Congress finance the exploding U.S. national debt.

Something Very Strange Is Happening With Treasuries

Ohio school starts random drug testing policy for the 2010-2011 school year.

How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish

The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent.

In the year after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 nearly 281 million notes, weighing 363 tonnes, were sent from New York to Baghdad for disbursement to Iraqi ministries and US contractors

The staggering scale of the biggest transfer of cash in the history of the Federal Reserve has been graphically laid bare by a US congressional committee.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Judge Orders Kids To Wear GPS Tracking Devices At School

The Drive to Eliminate Social Security in America

“His [Ryan’s] privatization scheme would allow workers under 55 to place more than one-third of their current Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts, with the ultimate goal of shifting most of that money into the stock market.” (February 17, 2010).

Wall Street Took Your House and Your Retirement, Now They're After Your Social Security

The US has been at war for 19 of the last 47 years (not counting US-backed insurgencies such as 1980s Afghanistan)

The 30 Worst Sandwiches in America

Kansas smoking ban passes, on its way to governor

Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour-
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Devil.mp3(60.9 Mb)

Andrew Koenig-Behind The Wheel Commercial: Children

Ever met a Republican not Owned by the Insurance Industry?

---Weiner then asked unanimous consent to substitute remarks, and after withdrawing the initial ones, said “Every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry!”

Republicans again asked for the words to be taken down.

The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States

Feb. 25, 1837: Davenport Electric Motor Gets Plugged In

Cryptome Forced Down Over Microsoft Law Enforcement Surveillance Compliance Document

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The following two articles show how Monsanto regularly faked data to get its transgenic crop varieties approved in India.

Dole Foods and Chiquita may be on the verge of facing justice for 'pacifying' their work force, suppressing labor unions and terrorizing peasant squat

The Corn Refiners Association decided to 'show' high-fructose corn syrup was as safe as sugar

As the truth comes out about HFCS, the Corn Refiners Association is scrambling to convince you that HFCS is equal to table sugar

Relax-- School District Says It Only Turned Spy Cameras On "42" Times (FBI Now Investigating)

Kansas City police sniper kills 18-year-old man holding his mother hostage at knife-point

Dutch Pull-Out From War Expected After Their Government Collapse


Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Post | Home of the Irate Minority

Bob Dylan - Country Pie

King Kong (Your Song)

SubTropolis: Largest Underground Business in Kansas City

I use to go there as a teen and drive around in them. There was a few pools of standing water and cars junked out in them.

The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences.

The alternative to petroleum-based motor oil made from cows

Government Clears the Way for Google to Play in Energy Markets

Led Zeppelin - Danish TV [1969]

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

After a century of business the former Stinson seafood plant in Prospect Harbor closing, leaving 128 workers without jobs after 100 years

Melody Kimmel, a spokesperson for the San Diego-based Bumble Bee Foods, confirmed the announcement Wednesday.

Kimmel said a reduction in the federal limit on herring was the main reason behind the company’s decision. In 2004, the federal limit on Atlantic herring was 180,000 metric tons, but this year it is only 91,000 metric tons, she said. With such catch restrictions, the plant is no longer economically viable, she said.

The eternity puzzle was a geometric puzzle with a million-pound prize, created by Christopher Monckton, who put up half the money himself

---The puzzle's inventor said at the time that the earlier-than-expected discovery had forced him to sell his 67-room house to pay the prize.
In 2006 he revealed that the benefits from the sales had more than covered the prize, that he was going to sell the house anyway, and that he had made up the story to boost up sales.

In an article for The American Spectator entitled "AIDS: A British View", written for the January 1987 issue of The American Spectator, he argued that "there is only one way to stop AIDS. That is to screen the entire population regularly and to quarantine all carriers of the disease for life. Every member of the population should be blood-tested every month ... all those found to be infected with the virus, even if only as carriers, should be isolated compulsorily, immediately, and permanently." This would involve isolating between 1.5 and 3 million people in the United States ("not altogether impossible") and another 30,000 people in the UK ("not insuperably difficult").

Now he is the spokesman for the climate disinformation machine.

Whistleblower Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, Ike’s great-granddaughter, outs secret Mars colony project


VIDEO: 1/12 Whistleblower Laura Magdalene Eisenhower: Mars Colony and 2012

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (live paris 1970)

Black Sabbath Iron Man

In August 1990, when Spin magazine was still an edgier cousin to Rolling Stone, it published a list of the 35 Greatest Moments in Rock 'n' Roll TV

Geographer suggests Neanderthals were just Cretins

Hungry? Try Stunt Gorging

Flyfire Creates Giant Dynamic 3D Display With Self-Organizing Micro Helicopters

Family Ties: Political Legacies In Pictures

Genealogical relationships of Presidents of the United States


As of 1 August, all items shipped as cargo on commercial passenger airplanes will have to go through airline security screening

The Israel Supreme Court is the creation of one elite family: the Rothschilds.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Colorado cops get first ID eye-scanners

International Criminal Court complaint filed against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Tenet, Rice and Gonzales

Why We Can't Afford to Let Obama Give Bush's War Criminals a Free Pass

Bush, Cheney and the Great Escape

Did Bush Leave Us Bankrupt, Corrupt, Ungovernable?

BAE admits wrongdoing after US justice department lays out how British firm used intermediaries to hide money

And this explains why the Swiss backed out of their agreement to go public with investors records--In the UK, the SFO launched its own inquiry in 2004. Its investigators started to get close to the Saudi royal family, uncovering evidence of huge sums being paid to Swiss bank accounts linked to middlemen including the well-connected billionaire Wafic Said.

In September 2006, the Swiss were preparing to disclose the bank records to the SFO. The firm and its lobbyists started a public campaign warning that huge numbers of arms-manufacturing jobs could be lost."

Which Organs Can I Live Without, and How Much Cash Can I Get for Them?

Monday, February 01, 2010

HAARP has deleted its records from 2010-1-11 the day before the Haiti earthquake

Sarah Palin used her PAC to buy $63,000 worth of copies of her own book “in order to mail copies of the memoir to her donors

Unreported World: Egypt's Rubbish People a Part of Muslim Egypt's Christian Minority

The Crystal Grotto at Beaver Creek

The Crystal Grotto at Beaver Creek is said to be North America’s only performing arts center created from ice and containing instruments carefully hand-crafted from ice.

Among the instruments concert goers will see played are a guitar, xylophone and cello.

Time machine: 1905 streetcar going through town


Maine, Mississippi and Montana added themselves to the list of fifteen states where red light cameras and speed cameras are no longer welcome.

Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein Respond to Obama’s First State of the Union

Amy Winehouse | Grammys 2008

Amy Winehouse - Rock in Rio 2008 - some bizarre moments

Cass Sunstein: Agent of COINTELPRO

The Obama administration is merely one more in a line of bought and paid for actors in the theater of the absurd that is politics today.

Greenway University plans to build "premier worldwide medical marijuana training facility" in Denver