Aletho News | February 25, 2010 Obama’s provision of $54 billion in loan guarantees to the nuclear industry will cost Americans much more than the probable 50% default rate that the Congressional Budget Office anticipates. While the federal government will guarantee the profits of investors, rate payers will suffer the inevitable rate hikes. Higher electric […]
As one takes a glimpse at the economic and social problems ailing the US , one cannot help but ask if there are similarities between the fall of the former Soviet Union and the current free-fall of the United States . For that matter, it is important to look at the current state of affairs in […]
By Guest Blogger Terry Morrone The good old USA has added another country to its empire. It was an earth quake assisted takeover. The major media as usual have the story all wrong. While a few stories in the major media covered the ineffectiveness of US aid, most focused instead on the poor, miserable and […]
We are now witnessing the first act of the increased US troop level in Afghanistan. The scene is Marjah in Helmand Province. There, the US has sent some 10,000 US troops and an even greater number of Afghani troops. The idea is to break the Taliban’s control over this remote, dusty village of some 35,000 […]
CENSORED IN 1984: CHLAMYDIA-THE MOST WIDESPREAD VENEREAL DISEASE -LEADS TO STERILITY One hundred thousand women a year are becoming sterile from NGU (nongonococcal urethritis), an inflammation of the urinary tube commonly called Chlamydia. It infects some 3 to 10 million Americans each year, making it far more widespread than either gonorrhea or genital herpes, and […]
In the past, TSA officials would swab random bits of luggage looking for traces of explosives. Now, they are randomly swabbing airline passengers as well. Security experts consulted by CNN said swabbing hands is a good move, and privacy advocates said they support the new swabbing protocols, provided the agency tests only for security-related objects […]
This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization that brought Guantanamo into the American consciousness, appealed to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture on behalf of a mentally ill juvenile inmate in Montana that has been held in inhumane conditions, suffering torture and humiliation.