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By- Suzie-Q @ 3:00 PM MST

Judge demands answers on White House’s missing e-mails

A federal judge today ordered the White House “to reveal whether copies of possibly millions of missing e-mails are stored on computer backup tapes.” The AP reports:

Facciola gave the White House five business days to report whether computer backup tapes contain e-mails written between 2003 and 2005.

The time period covers the Valerie Plame affair in which at least three presidential aides were found to have leaked Plame’s CIA identity to the news media.

“Do the back-ups contain the e-mails said to be missing?” Facciola asked.

In a four-page order, Facciola said he needs to know “if the missing e-mails are not on those back-ups.”

Facciola noted the importance of acting quickly since e-mails that might be retrievable from individual computer workstations in the White House “are increasingly likely to be deleted or overwritten with the passage of time.”

CREW has more on the judge’s order.

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Is It Funny Or Bizarre News??

By- Suzie-Q @ 2:00 PM MST

Man Claims Skin Treatment Turned Face Permanent Blue

Paul Karason puts a whole new spin on “feeling blue.” For more than a decade, the 57-year-old has been living with a blue face.

Fourteen years ago, Karason developed a bad case of dermatitis, which results in swollen, reddened and itchy skin. He started self-medicating, using a treatment called colloidal silver, which is made by extracting silver from metal.

Click here to hear the blue man tell his story (VIDEO)

Often touted by manufacturers as a cure-all, colloidal silver usually is found in a liquid form. Looking for relief, Karason drank the concoction and rubbed it on his skin — something the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not recommend.

His skin slowly turned blue.

“The change was so gradual that I didn’t perceive it and other people around me likewise,” said Karason. “It wasn’t until a friend I hadn’t seen in several months came by my parent’s place to see me and he asked me ‘what did you do?.'”

The FDA does not consider colloidal silver safe or effective to treat any disease or condition. In fact, taking it could have serious side effects, such as:

— Argyria — which is an irreversible blue-gray discoloration of your skin, nails and gums

— Seizures and other neurological problems

— Kidney damage

— Indigestion

— Headaches

— Fatigue

— Skin irritation

Karason, who recently moved from Oregon to Madera, Calif., said it hasn’t been easy living with blue skin.

“I do tend to avoid public places as much as I can,” he said.

Karason made the move in hopes of fitting in a little better.

“I hope that they just accept me,” he said, “And I think that will happen here. Where I was, I rather doubt it would have. This is different kind of community here.”

Karason’s girlfriend, Jackie Northrup, said she doesn’t even notice his skin color any more.

“The only time now I really think about it or notice it is if we’re out in public and people start staring,” she said.

So far, Karason hasn’t sought any medical attention for his condition. When he was asked if he’s still drinking the colloidal silver, he said yes, but much less.

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2 Bring Corpse To Store To Cash Check


Men Accused of Wheeling Dead Man Through NYC Streets in Attempt to Cash His $355 Check

Two men wheeled a dead man through the streets in an office chair to a check-cashing store and tried to cash his Social Security check before being arrested on fraud charges, police said.

David J. Dalaia and James O’Hare pushed Virgilio Cintron’s body from the Manhattan apartment that O’Hare and Cintron shared to Pay-O-Matic, about a block away, spokesman Paul Browne said witnesses told police.

“The witnesses saw the two pushing the chair with Cintron flopping from side to side and the two individuals propping him up and keeping him from flopping from side to side,” Browne said.

The men left Cintron’s body outside the store, went inside and tried to cash his $355 check, Browne said. The store’s clerk, who knew Cintron, asked the men where he was, and O’Hare told the clerk they would go and get him, Browne said.

A police detective who was having lunch at a restaurant next to the check-cashing store noticed a crowd forming around Cintron’s body, and “it’s immediately apparent to him that Cintron is dead,” Browne said.

The detective called uniformed New York Police Department officers at a nearby precinct. Emergency medical technicians arrived as O’Hare and Dalaia were preparing to wheel Cintron’s body into the check-cashing store, Browne said. Police arrested Dalaia and O’Hare there, he said.

Cintron’s body was taken to a hospital morgue. The medical examiner’s office told police it appeared Cintron, 66, had died of natural causes within the previous 24 hours, Browne said.

“He was deceased in the apartment when he was removed by these two,” Browne said.

Dalaia and O’Hare, both 65, were being held by police and faced check fraud charges, Browne said.

A call to a telephone number listed for Cintron at the apartment he shared with O’Hare went unanswered Tuesday evening. Police said they didn’t have an address for Dalaia or attorney information for him or O’Hare.

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Crash: 50 Car Pile Up in Florida…

GEF @ 1:08 PM MST

About 50 cars crashed on a highway blanketed by fog and smoke from a brush fire Wednesday, and authorities said at least three people were killed.

A stretch of nearly 15 miles of Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando was closed by several accidents, including the 50-car pileup. Aerial footage showed the soupy mix of fog and smoke covering the landscape for miles and giving the sky an eerie golden color.

The poor visibility forced rescuers to walk along the closed interstate checking individual vehicles for injured motorists, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Coggins said. The conditions cleared in late morning, showing mangled, charred trucks and cars pinned underneath some tractor trailers.

Workers were still trying to rescue one man pinned beneath an overturned truck.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd did not say how many people were injured.

Numerous tractor trailers overturned on the roadway, including a tanker. At least six of them burned completely.

“Everything came to a halt,” Robert Ellison, who was driving east on the highway about 6 a.m., told The Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV. “You can’t see your hand in front of your face.”

One of the first accident victims was a sheriff’s deputy, Judd said. The deputy told Judd that conditions on the road worsened suddenly. “‘It was clear, it was a little foggy, then it was total darkness,'” Judd recounted the deputy saying.

The sheriff said the deputy was shaken up, but helped move people to safety as vehicles continued to crash — the sounds of metal grinding and gnashing in the darkness.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and the role of smoke from the fire that started as a controlled burn and grew out of control.

Judd said he was “exceptionally concerned” about the decision to start a fire during dry conditions and days after a freeze likely added more tinder. State officials are still investigating how the fire got out of control.

Since Tuesday, the fire has charred 400 acres. It is burning roughly half a mile from the highway and is 90 percent contained, Division of Forestry spokeswoman Chris Kintner said.

She said forestry workers notified the highway patrol that smoke from the blaze could mix with fog. Warnings signs were also placed on the interstate, but Kintner said she didn’t know if the signs were lit.

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Vote Fraud Expert Warns Of New Hampshire Chicanery

anthony @ 19:15 GMT

Key vulnerabilities of Diebold machine identified within ten minutes by programmer

Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Tuesday, January 8, 2008

 

“It’s not who votes that counts. It’s who counts the votes.” Joseph Stalin.

Vote fraud expert Bev Harris has warned that New Hampshire’s electronic voting machines are wide open to fraud and that even modestly skilled computer programmers were able to identify key vulnerabilities within ten minutes of assessing them as key Democrat and Republican primaries unfold today.

The contract for programming all of New Hampshire’s Diebold voting machines, which combined will count 81 per cent of the vote today, is owned by LHS Associates, which also holds the contracts for Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

LHS is owned by John Silvestro, who has been at the center of a long-running public dispute in trying to deflect accusations made by hacker Harri Hursti that the machines can easily be rigged. (more…)

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Does Indiana’s Voter ID Law Break The Law?

By- Suzie-Q @ 12:00 PM MST

Today’s Must Read

Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether Indiana’s voter ID law breaks the law. If a law disenfranchises thousands of voters (mostly poor and minorities) to prevent a phantom crime, is that ok?

Of course, it’s rare to hear the Republican supporters of voter ID laws admit that there’s no evidence that voter impersonation, the kind of voter fraud the laws are meant to stop, occurs.

But that’s just what happened yesterday when Warren Olney of KCRW’s To The Point pressed Todd Rokita (R), Indiana’s secretary of state and a named defendant in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board.

Have any cases of voter impersonation been prosecuted in Indiana? was the simple question. And as Olney pressed, Rokita went from one fallback argument to another. It started with this revealing exchange:

Q: …Have there been cases in Indiana where people represented themselves as somebody else in order to be able to vote?Rokita: Oh yeah, we suspect it happens all the time.

Q: You suspect?

Rokita: Mm hmm.

Q: Have you got any cases proven?

Rokita: Well, are you saying you want to define whether or not there’s fraud based on whether or not it’s prosecuted? Is that the question?

From there, Rokita argued that there is fraud (it “exists almost on a daily basis”), but that it’s nearly impossible to prosecute due to the ephemeral nature of the crime. And it tends not to be a priority for prosecutors due to all the other violent and horrible stuff they need to prosecute. And even if there hasn’t been any such voter fraud (and I’m not saying that there isn’t), we have a right to protect ourselves from it; “You have the right to build a firehouse before you get burned by the fire.”

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Afternoon Jukebox… A Moment Like This

By- Suzie-Q @ 11:40 AM MST


Kelly Clarkson- A Moment Like This

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Ron Paul Votes Not Counted In New Hampshire District

anthony @ 18:30 GMT 

 

Vote fraud confirmed, Clinton reversed mammoth pre-polling deficit to beat Obama, Diebold machines aid Giuliani, Romney

Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Major allegations of vote fraud in New Hampshire are circulating after Hillary Clinton reversed a mammoth pre-polling deficit to defeat Barack Obama with the aid of Diebold electronic voting machines, while confirmed votes for Ron Paul in the Sutton district were not even counted.

According to a voter in Sutton, New Hampshire, three of her family members voted for Ron Paul, yet when she checked the voting map on the Politico website, the total votes for Ron Paul were zero.

With 100% of precincts now reporting, the map still says zero votes for Ron Paul as you can see below.

It’s not as if Sutton had a handful of voters like some other districts – a total of 386 people voted yet we are led to believe that not one voted for Ron Paul? Judging by the Iowa results, around 10% of residents would be expected to vote for the Congressman, returning a total of around 38 votes in this district. Let’s be ultra-conservative and say just 5% support Paul – he’d still get 19 votes – but he got absolutely none whatsoever. Is there something wrong with this picture?

Greenville also tallied 144 votes yet not one for Congressman Paul.

Anyone else in Sutton who voted for Ron Paul needs to go public immediately with the charge of vote fraud and make it known that they were cheated out of their right to vote. (more…)

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