Female Suicide Bombers Become Latest War Tactic

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In this chilling security camera footage, a female suicide bomber
is seen patiently answering questions in a bustling government office
before calmly standing up and detonating the bomb hidden in her bra.

Since the 2003 invasion, 53 Iraqi women have either carried out suicide attacks or were apprehended before they could do so, according to the U.S. military. The attacks have killed more than 370 people and injured 650. This year, there have been 31 female bombers, including 17 in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. The youngest bomber was 13, according to U.S. military statistics.

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US Growing Grayer – Minorities to Be Majority by 2042

 US Growing Grayer - Minorities to Be Majority by 2042

A population in transition

The nation’s population will look dramatically different by mid-century, becoming more racially and ethnically diverse and a good deal older as it increases from about 302 million to 439 million by 2050, according to projections released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Baby Boom in 2007 U.S. Births

Baby Boom in 2007 U.S. Births

 Bumper crop of babies last year, even a few cute ones

Data released by the federal government shows a record numbers of infants born in the United States in 2007. The report was released last week by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. It shows 4,315,000 births in 2007, which some demographers say could signal a potential infant “boomlet.”

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U.S. Weighs Takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

 U.S. Weighs Takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Henry Paulson, left, and Ben Bernanke at a House hearing.

Alarmed by the growing financial stress at the nation’s two largest mortgage finance companies, senior Bush administration officials are considering a plan to have the government take over one or both of the companies and place them in a conservatorship if their problems worsen, people briefed about the plan said on Thursday.

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Survey: American’s Viewed Negatively in Muslim Countries

Survey: American’s Viewed Negatively in Muslim Countries

Little does he know how much they hate him

The image of the United States remains overwhelmingly negative in most of the predominantly Muslim countries surveyed, a latest global poll revealed on its website.

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, in Jordan, one of the key regional allies of the United States, 79 percent respondents have a negative light of the world power, registering the highest unfavorable rate among the surveyed Muslim nations. Only 19 percent hold positive views.

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Warren Buffett Sees “Long, Deep” U.S. Recession

 Warren Buffett Sees “Long, Deep” U.S. Recession

Whenever we get in a jam, we turn to Nebraska for advice

The United States is already in a recession and it will be longer as well as deeper than many people expect, U.S. investor Warren Buffett said in an interview published in German magazine Der Spiegel on Saturday.

He said the United States was “already in recession” and added: “Perhaps not in the sense that economists would define it” with two consecutive quarters of negative growth.

“But the people are already feeling the effects,” said Buffett, the world’s richest man. “It will be deeper and last longer than many think.”

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US Firms Reading Employee E-mails On a Massive Scale

US Firms Reading Employee E-mails On a Massive Scale

Paranoid about people reading your email?  You should be…

In its fifth annual study of outbound e-mail and data loss prevention issues, Proofpoint found that 41% of the largest companies surveyed (those with 20,000 or more employees) reported that they employ staff to read or otherwise analyze the contents of outbound e-mail. 22% of these companies said they employ staff primarily or exclusively for this purpose.

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Future Energy Policy – Breaking Free of Oil

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Dr. Robert Zubrin on the Business News Network

In his book “Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil,” world-renowned engineer and best-selling author Dr. Robert Zubrin lays out a bold plan for breaking the economic stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has on our country and the world. Zubrin presents persuasive evidence that our decades-long relationship with OPEC has resulted in the looting of our economy, the corruption of our political system, and now the funding and protection of terrorist regimes and movements that are committed to our destruction.

Dr. Zubrin will present this topic on June 9, 2008 at the Night with a Futurist in Colorado.

 

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First Town In US To Become 100% Wind Powered

 First Town In US To Become 100% Wind Powered

The $90 million Loess Hills Wind Farm

Rock Port Missouri, population 1,300, is the first 100% wind powered city in the US. Loess Hill Wind Farm, with four 1.25-MW wind turbines, is estimated to generate 16 gigawatt hours (16 million kilowatt hours) of electricity annually. 13 gigawatts hours of electricity have historically been consumed annually by the residents and businesses of this town.

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Key to Hunger Problem – Stop Sending Food

 Key to Hunger Problem - Stop Sending Food

 Food shipments bogged down on their way to starving people

Rapidly increasing world food prices have already led to political upheaval in poor countries. The crisis threatens to tear apart fragile states and become a humanitarian calamity unless countries get their agricultural systems moving.

Now, with conference committee negotiations over the final shape of the Farm Bill at a critical stage, Congress needs to change the foreign food-aid program and help avert this calamity. The Bush administration has urged, rightly, that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) be allowed to buy food locally, particularly in Africa, instead of only American-grown food.

 

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