De: béate
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 23:54:30 -0400 (EDT)

Fires in Greece as captured by NASA satelite:
more pictures  by ardvan :
Here As Some Pictures By Ardvan

Comment: Cutting health insurance for children, destroying programs that save and reconstruct lives, yes, this is the USA. It's citizen's should ready themselves for further shocks on a level closer to home in the near future.
Reader Comment By Zadius sky
So Schwarzenegger is truly a terminator:
Comment: A ponerized society plays by the psychopath rules ..;.......without even knowing it.
From Political Ponerology: The Scientific Study of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes.
New York City cab drivers may go on strike in early September if changes aren't made to the current GPS systems.............
 ..............if the Taxi and Limousine Commission does not get rid of their GPS system, which the union says invades a driver's privacy.
"We are ready to strike," Bhairavi Desai, co-founder and organizer of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, announced during a news conference.
Still, officials from the city's other major taxi union offers an entirely different response to the idea.
"There will be no strike. Read my lips: there will be no strike," said Fernando Mateo of the New York Federation of Taxi Drivers.
The two largest taxi driver associations are in total disagreement. The TWA claims 10,000 members and is calling for the citywide strike, while the FTD says its near-7,000 members will stay behind the wheel.
  UK+euro-asian news
The Romanov family: Russia's last czar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their children - Prince Alexei and four Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatyana, Maria and Anastasia were shot to death in the Ipatyev house in Yekaterinburg overnight to July 17, 1918.
The Bolsheviks also killed their attendants.
Comment: For a first hand account written at the time of the crime, see The Last Days of the Romanovs, by Robert Wilton.
 A review of the book can be found here:
However, only a French edition carried appendices,  in which the author, citing Soviet sources, alleged the Jewish origin of 17 among 22 members of the Council of People's Commissars (furnishing their real, non-slavic names), of 23 among the 36-member Cheka (secret police), and 41 among the 62-member Central Executive Committee.
Wilton was not the only informed person to make such statements. Winston Churchill,  was likewise warning that the new regime in Moscow was largely the creation of "international and for the most part atheistical Jews."
Wilton's insistence that the assassination order to murder Russia's imperial family ( the Romanov ) was telegraphed to the Jewish        tough, Yakov Yurovsky, by Yankel Sverdlov (né Solomon) -- the "Red Tsar" who then wielded at least as much power as Lenin -- helps to explain why The Last Days of the Romanovs was soon hounded off the shelves of bookstores and libraries.
                                                                              UK+euro-asian news
The British military which has the largest force in Helmand, said there were no air strikes launched in the area.
"There was not an air strike in that area last night. Coalition forces were engaged by the Taliban and there was a contact and a firefight, but no close air support dropped anything," a British military spokeswoman in Helmand said.
Comment: Denial as usual. The Afghans must just be imagining the shrapnel in their bodies. As there are so few international agencies in Afghanistan, it is extremely hard to get to get verification of anything. The occupation forces know this and therefore just issue standard statements of denial.
Already this year, more than 350 civilians have been killed in operations by Western troops in Afghanistan, according to aid groups and Afghan officials.
Comment: The real number of civilian casualties is much higher. See here:        
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and   may in 2006
STOCKBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) - It looks like a clump of soiled sheep's wool, a cottony green or white mass that's turning up on rocks and river bottoms, snarling waterways.
Already a scourge in New Zealand and parts of the American South and West, the aquatic algae called "rock snot" is creeping into New England, where it is turning up in pristine rivers and alarming fishermen and wildlife biologists.
In New England, it has turned up in the White River, Connecticut River and the Batten Kill, a trout fishing mecca in southern Vermont that's famed for its hard-to-catch fish. Quebec is grappling with it in Matapedia River in the lower St. Lawrence.
. The aquatic algae didymo -- Didymosphenia geminata -- has infested rivers in New Zealand with gray floating growth but had never been seen in the Northeast before this summer when fishermen spotted it in the upper Connecticut and White rivers. Northeast states are on alert.
             for pictures: (serbian news service)
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....When Arik Diamant's mother discovered her son was to refuse to do reserve duty for the Israeli army she pleaded with him............( ..... )
.......... said the 34-year-old co-founder of the Courage to Refuse movement.
While Diamant and 600 fellow reservist refuseniks are making headlines over their choice, the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) is becoming increasingly worried that the numbers of Jewish men evading army service is on the rise. The trend is particularly noticeable among those aged 18 to 21, who under Israeli law must serve three years in the military.                                     m-e-m
Veteran Canadian war reporter Scott Taylor has to be one of the luckiest men alive right now. Although his long experience in war zones in the Balkans and Iraq has been marked by many narrow escapes.............. m-e-m
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                    voice of america
The chemical - perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) - has been used so widely and is so persistent in the environment that it has been found all over the world - even in the Arctic and in remote Pacific atolls - in rain and water supplies, food, wildlife and human blood.
(SMOOT  was erased )
The British and the French, for example, struggled to codify a standard of terrestrial curvature based on a global meridian through their capital cities. The British won the battle of the meridian for purposes of telling time; the French prevailed in conceiving the system that today governs -- by law and custom -- every country except the U.S., Liberia and Myanmar.