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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WCSH6: Augusta lawmakers consider GMO labeling bill



AUGUSTA, Maine (NECN) - Concerns over genetically modified crops have prompted legislation in more than thirty states, where advocates are calling for clear labeling on all food that comes from genetically altered seeds. 
In Maine,  more than two hundred organic farmers and consumers rallied at the state Capitol in support of what could be the nation's first GMO label law.
"GMO" is short for genetically modified organism.  It refers to seeds that have been genetically altered to promote certain desirable traits such as pest resistance.
A lot of food, seventy percent by some estimates, use ingredients grown from GMO seed, but most consumers aren't aware of this.
Chanting "No, No, GMO," close to 200 organic farmers and consumer activists held signs saying "Right to Know" outside the state Capitol Tuesday.
They're pushing for a new law that would require labeling any product that's made from genetically engineered crops.
 "We're all guinea pigs and were consuming this food and many people don't know this technology is being foisted upon them," said Heather Spalding, Interim Director for the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association.
The bill, LD 718, is sponsored by Republican Representative Lance Harvell of Farmington.
"When the FDA won't test the food, then it's the responsibility of the states to give people the right to know whats in their food."
While the vast majority of the crowd at the public hearing supported the bill, there is some opposition.
Both the Maine Grocers' Association and the Biotechnology Industry Organization testified against it.
Lobbyist Bob Tardy, who works for BIO, says labeling food would make consumers  needlessly fearful. 
"We've  been eating this food for 20 years, and there's  no illness from GMO ingredients," says Tardy.
But supporters say it's all about accountability.
"It's time to ask them what are you afraid of?" said, C. R. Lawn of Fedco Seeds. "What are you hiding?"
If this bill passes it wouldn't change anything right away. It requires five other states, or enough states with a combined population of 20 million, to pass similar legislation.  Only then would MAINE'S  law go into effect.
   The activists gathered today hope Maine will lead the nation in GMO food labeling and that going forward,  consumers will have more information about what's in their food and what's not.
NECN

Submitted by: 'Western Star'

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Governmental American Way - Waste, Fraud, & Abuse; BrasscheckTV: Busted: TSA tries to hide its wasteful spending‏ (government waste, spending, TSA, waste)

Lisbon,
 
Not only is the TSA good at groping children, sexually assaulting
women, humiliating the elderly and disabled, among the numerous
other offenses they commit upon the American public, but they can
also spend taxpayer money like nobody's business.
 
Good thing for us they aren't as good at hiding it.
 
Congressional report blasts TSA waste...
 
Video:
 
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10555.html
 
Goodman Green
- Brasscheck


TSA tried to cover up
$184 million in wasteful spending 

 



 Congressional report blasts TSA waste

By John Bacon
USA TODAY via Federal Times

A report to be released Wednesday by House Republicans claims the Transportation Security Administration mothballed $184 million in equipment that could be improving security at airports — and then tried to hide the mismanagement, The Washington Post says.

The report claims that when investigators sought information about the stored material, TSA tried to conceal its mistakes by providing "inaccurate, incomplete and potentially misleading information," the Post says.

The delay was a deliberate effort to get rid of 1,300 pieces of unused screening equipment at a Texas warehouse before investigators arrived in February, the report says. The Post says the report claims that despite efforts to move the equipment, the warehouse contained 5,700 pieces of equipment, at least 100 more than the number included in the inventory TSA provided to the committee.

Continue reading here

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Common Sense, er Cents For Maine Politicos, Come On Now; The Maine WIRE: Op-Ed: A novel idea for the Maine legislature

 Lisbon Has Their Own 'Politco Player' With Rep. Dale "Hot Air" Crafts

Oh yeah, more will be coming as soon as we get the 'Optimizer' working ,,, er ,,, is it the 'Hydrogen Generator' ,,, Where's Dennis Lee when we need him??? Wait Brooks Can Help better yet we better go see the FBI ! ! !

Just Who Can You Believe These Day's? ? ? ? ?

 A Politician, Your Local Government, The Federal Government?  

Rise and Shine America ! ! !

 How About The United States Constitution and The Bill of Rights?  Remember Those Documents???

 

 

 

Op-Ed: A novel idea for the Maine legislature

This week, the Maine legislature will reconvene to consider another supplemental budget. As the Appropriations Committee joins hands once again, we at The Maine Wire have one simple suggestion to avoid the chaos that has surrounded previous budgets: go talk to the Governor’s office before you pass this one.

The Republican leadership in Augusta has put a premium on getting along with opposition Democrats, especially through the budget process.  Some powerful GOP legislators seem to believe that forming consensus with the opposing party is more important than maintaining clarity of mission with the Governor.

Last week, two Republicans on the Appropriations Committee, Sen. Roger Katz and Rep. Pat Flood, wrote a scathing op-ed, lashing out at Governor LePage for using the term “corrupt” to describe the mid-level bureaucracy in our state government. The governor’s strong language apparently gave the two liberal Republicans the vapors. Nevertheless they found the strength to pen the angry op-ed, likely after they were revived with smelling salts.

Katz and Flood further the stereotype of the pandering, value-free politician that follows the prevailing wind of public sentiment, even if it means turning against one’s own party. Defenders of this center-worship would argue that political pragmatism makes it the smart move. The problem is, voters see through this. Constituents don’t elect leaders to obey a perfect center-line when it comes to tax policy and state government issues. Voters send people to Augusta to fix problems, not make friends.

Maine’s problems can’t be fixed if the legislature continues to follow the errant path that got us to this point. That errant path was paved by the people GOP leadership seem hell-bent on compromising with: Democrats like John Martin, Peggy Rotundo, and other big-government, welfare-state liberals that would take every penny out of the taxpayers’ pockets if left unopposed. Since Republicans gained control of the legislature, our budgets have been disproportionately impacted by these types, and the change needed to get Maine on track has been delayed.

This time around, the GOP majority should look in a different direction for guidance on the budget. Governor LePage and his staff have consistently led the charge to fix the decades-old problems hurting our businesses, our families, and our kids. Instead of worrying about what the opposition might think, GOP leadership needs to look to Governor LePage and make sure the budget reflects his agenda, before forcing another veto standoff. Rather than passing a compromised budget based on capitulation to the worst players in state government, they should fashion a budget they are certain their governor will sign.

This budget exercise may well be the last one controlled by the GOP. Republicans face a tough election this fall, and many are betting on a Democrat takeover of at least one House of the legislature. GOP leadership has the opportunity to forestall their eviction by sticking to the principles that got them elected. These principles won’t be embraced by their liberal colleagues, but the GOP needs to show some spine to ensure Maine voters they were serious when they said they’d get this state back on track.


 http://www.themainewire.com/2012/05/op-ed-idea-maine-legislature/

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Technology of Our Time; BrasscheckTV: Death by remote control: Robots of the battlefield‏

Lisbon,
 
They can move together in swarms, build towers, dance, throw and
catch, assess targets and soon will even make their own decisions.
Both in war and at home, drones are developing fast and gaining
control.
 
As UAV drones and robots become more and more relied upon by both
our military and DOMESTIC law enforcement, it's time we take a look
beyond the headlines and sound bites to focus on the machines
themselves.
 
Video:
 
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10437.html
 
Goodman Green
- Brasscheck
 Attack of the Drones - USA









U.S. Military Drones Reported Operating Across the United States
By Danny Schechter
The Market Oracle
It’s easy to understand why Presidents, politicians and the military love robots. They don’t talk back. They follow orders.  You press a button and they do what they are told. They are considered so efficient, and so lethal.
These modern killing machines represent science fiction reborn as science ‘faction.’

Robots and drones don’t burn Korans or pose with the heads of their captives on the battlefield. (Robots also don’t protest wars.)  Lose the human factor and you get silent but deadly total destruction.

And that’s why drone warfare has become such a weapon of choice. You have video game jockeys sitting on their asses in front of consoles of digital displays at an Air Force base outside Las Vegas, targeting suspected terrorists in Afghanistan. After a couple of quick kills, they take the rest of the day off.

It’s only later, that we get the reports of civilians decimated as collateral damage.

Continue reading here

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Budget Advisory Member Recounts Last Nights Workshop

 Dot Fitzgerald "Founding member of Lisbon Concerned Citizens" pictured with Frank Anicetti "The Original MoxieMan"


A friend recently told me not to write a letter to TLR or act when you are angry or upset.

Right now I am ignoring that advice.

Attending the April 24, 2012 Overview of Budget Workshop with Budget Advisory Board were Town Manager Steve Eldridge and Town Councilors, acting-chair Lori Pomelow, Mark Lunt, Mike Bowie, Gina Mason and Roger Bickford.

I was the only member of the Advisory Board to attend.

Two members of the Advisory Board were noticeably absent, a "silent protest" as the Advisory Board is advisory in name only. Advice, suggestions, are ignored.

Questions asked are answered and explained as though one were a little child.

Departments on the agenda were the Library, Town Engineer, Town Buildings, Technology, Solid Waste, Finance and Town Clerk.

Town Manager and Council are considering cutting $10,000 from the Library, already bare bones, budget. That would mean eliminating the pre-school, head-start and summer reading programs.

The Town Building budget includes $15,000 for new roofing and $4,000 to replace the windows at the E.T. Smith fire station In Lisbon village.

The fire station has 9 windows, 3 are very small. I have been informed that the cost of roofing materials have, like, gone through the roof.

But, $15,000 for a plain pitched roof with no dormers or valleys seems a little excessive.

A friend said he just replaced 13 windows in his older home for under $3,000.

Yet, $4,000 for nine windows?

Town Engineer said the Public works roof is leaking. The E.T.Smith Co. roof is NOT leaking.

Why are they replacing the non-leaking roof, instead if the one that is leaking?

These will go out to bid, and if bids are lower the extra will go into the town's undesignated funds account. Another word for a slush fund! ! ! ! ! !

I asked why Town Engineer, also head of Public Works, Solid Waste and Sewerage Treatment Plant has unlimited use of a town owned vehicle?

In case of an emergency I was told.

Putting mileage, wear and tear, tires, town employees doing the maintenance, for his personal use?

And guess who will have to pay when the vehicle needs to be replaced due to high mileage, etc?

You guessed it! ! !

Deputy Fire Chiefs for Lisbon and Lisbon Falls use their own vehicles in the event of an emergency.

Why can't the Town Engineer do the same?

The cost for all town employees to receive a 2% wage increase, or as Eldridge puts it, a one-time bonus, plus step/longevity increases is a whopping $174,657.
(One Hundred Seventy Four Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Seven Dollars).

I'm sure they are entitled to raises, but can the taxpayers afford it?

We all are paying more for gas, heating oil, groceries. with no big pay increases

The Town Manager and Town Council living in a fantasy land. Are acting like Lisbon Taxpayers have money trees growing in their back yards!!!!!

And still we are not allowed to vote on the town budget. Wonder Why??????



Dot Fitzgerald
A Very Fed Up Concerned Citizen

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Here's Some Real Hope & Change; BrasscheckTV: The next Steve Jobs: A self-taught rocket scientist‏

Lisbon,
 
Elon Musk is the next Steve Jobs, says Merrill Lynch analyst Steve
Milunovich, and I hope he's right.
 
Milunovich is referring to Elon Musk's role as CEO of Tesla Motors,
I am referring to Musk's role in making mankind a 'multi-planet
species'.
 
Last year, Musk's company, SpaceX, became the first PRIVATE COMPANY
to successfully orbit and recover a spacecraft and he now holds a
$1.6 billion contract with NASA to make 12 robotic supply missions
to the International Space Station.
 
This just might be the coolest thing ever.
 
Free market capitalism and the future of space travel...
 
 
Goodman Green
- Brasscheck
 
 SpaceX: Entrepreneur's race to space
 From PayPal to electric cars to rockets, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants his company, SpaceX, to build America's next manned spacecraft. Scott Pelley reports.


















1st Private Mission to Space Station Set to Launch April 30

by Mike Wall,
SPACE.com
Senior Writer

A private spaceship mission to the International Space Station is on track for a planned April 30 launch, which will mark a historic first for the orbiting laboratory, NASA officials announced today (April 16).

The launch will kick off a pivotal demonstration flight for the unmanned Dragon capsule built by the company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif. During the mission, the gumdrop-shaped spacecraft will rendezvous with the space station, be captured by astronauts operating a robotic arm and offload some cargo.


If successful, it will be the first time a commercial American robotic spacecraft has ever flown to the International Space Station.


NASA space station managers and SpaceX officials met earlier today to review the Dragon spacecraft's readiness for its debut trip to the orbiting lab. They said the capsule is on track to blast off in two weeks, but only if a few remaining issues are resolved.


"Everything looks good as we head towards the April 30 launch date, but I would caution us all that there's still quite a bit of work that needs to be done," Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, told reporters today. More software validation tests for the Dragon spacecraft, for example, are among the items remaining to be completed.


"We'll continue to work through this stuff over the next week or so," he added. "On the 23rd of April, we'll get back together again and just kind of assess where we are overall to see how things are moving forward."


Making history


SpaceX aims to become the first company to launch a spacecraft toward the orbiting lab under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, which seeks to spur the development of American private vehicles to take over the duties of the agency's retired space shuttle fleet.


The firm holds a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to make 12 robotic supply missions to the space station. But the scheduled April 30 flight is not one of the 12; rather, it's a demonstration to show that Dragon and SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket have the right stuff.


Read more
here

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lisbon Students Visited by CMCC Director of Admissions‏

LISBON’S ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION STUDENTS GEARED IN THE COLLEGE DIRECTION


 Central Maine Community College Director of Admission, Marc Gosselin,  was introduced to Lisbon students attending the Gartley Street Alternative Education program by LHS Guidance Counselor, David Ferrick.  Gosselin met with Lisbon students to provide the latest course offerings and admissions information needed to apply to the college.  Pictured (l-r):  Enrique Mainit, David Evans (slightly hidden), Joshua Hyde, Kayla Higgins and Gabrielle Miller and Gosselin.  Photo by Monica Millhime.

Lisbon – Students in the Alternative Education Program offered at 19 Gartley Street in Lisbon, attended a seminar on college aspirations provided by Marc Gosselin, Director of Admissions at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.   “CMCC has been a wonderful resource for Lisbon students and a strong community partner within our school district,” shared Community Resource Coordinator, Monica Millhime.  “Our connection with the college continues to grow. Contacting the admissions office, on behalf of our program’s educators, Andy Despres and Brian Breton,  to meet with students in the Gartley Street Program provided us with another opportunity and a new focus for students.”  Gosselin shared the prerequesits required to attend CMCC and answered specific questions by students on areas of study.  “We wanted to offer the students an opportunity to hear for themselves that a college education is within reach for all of them.  Students should know about the entry level skills and knowledge they need to be accepted into the community college system,”  commented Despres.  FMI on programs and other events within the Lisbon Schools call 754-0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.  Like us on Facebook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cover-up? Komen for the Cure denies BPA link to breast cancer - follow the money‏

The pinkwashing is all around you -- pink packaged products that claim to give money to Komen for the Cure to "find a cure" for cancer.
It goes on year after year, always with the promise that a cure is just around the corner if we all just poney up a little more cash or buy more pink stuff.
And yet, behind the curtain of the Komen organization, the real causes of cancer are vehemently denied. BPA? What problem? Toxic chemicals in perfumes and personal care products? Aw, who cares? Vitamin D deficiency? It's not important, they seem to say.
Well today Komen for the Cure has been exposed for denying the mass of scientific evidence that BPA promotes breast cancer. Yes, the same BPA found in the food cans and soda cans peddled by the very same junk food giants that donate money to the Komen organization. Follow the money and you'll learn even more:
http://www.naturalnews.com/033837_Komen_for_the_Cure_BPA.html


Want to really lower your breast cancer risk? Eat more walnuts:
http://www.naturalnews.com/033841_walnuts_breast_cancer.html


If you missed our special email announcement, we reported yesterday that "natural" breakfast cereals are loaded with chemical pesticides and GMOs. It's a huge shocker for most people, because they've been misled into thinking that "natural" means "better than organic." But that was all a marketing lie by the big food giants. In reality, "natural" means nothing! It literally has no definition or requirements whatsoever.
Read more and learn about which "natural" cereals were found to contain very high levels of GMOs:
http://www.naturalnews.com/033838_breakfast_cereals_GMOs.html

Hundreds of dentists are speaking out against water fluoridation. The scam has been exposed. The age of fluoride poisoning of public water supplies is nearly over. Read more about why dentists, doctors and activists have had enough of being poisoned with fluoride chemicals in their tap water:
http://www.naturalnews.com/033845_dentists_water_fluoridation.html

Is your dog Rover feeling a little blue? Does he seem bored or unhappy? Don't worry: Big Pharma has new doggy antidepressant drug that just got approved by the FDA! (This is not a joke. Serious news.)
http://www.naturalnews.com/033844_antidepressants_dogs.html

Thank you for all your support as we continue to expose the corporate liars, the poison pushers and the child exploiters of our world like California Governor Jerry Brown who has sacrificed the lives of countless millions of children upon the altar of vaccine profits. If you missed that shocking story, catch it at: http://www.naturalnews.com/033831_Jerry_Brown_Gardasil.html

P.S. I'll be talking about GMOs in "natural" cereals today on the Robert Scott Bell Show. Catch it at www.NaturalNewsRadio.com

More news continues below on cancer stem cells, Whole Foods pinkwashing, preventing cervical cancer with vinegar, and much more (see below)...

Today's Feature Stories:

Hundreds of brave dentists speak out against water fluoridation
(NaturalNews) It takes a special kind of humility for a medical professional to admit that something he or she was taught in medical school, and has long since clung to as fact, is actually false. But a growing number of dentists from around the world...
FDA approves dangerous new antidepressant drug for dogs
(NaturalNews) The pet products industry is burgeoning, as 2011 figures released by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) show that Americans now spend more than $50 billion a year on food, supplies, and veterinarian care for their pets -- up nearly...
Eating certain foods alters expression of heart disease genes
(NaturalNews) Did your mother or father have a heart attack? Did your grandfather and a couple of aunts and uncles or maybe a brother or cousin die from heart disease? Do you feel doomed that having a bad ticker "runs" in your family? Actually, you...
Vinegar technique used in rural villages helps prevent cervical cancer
(NaturalNews) While industrialized nations like the US push human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines like Gardasil and Cervarix as a preventive measure in the fight against cervical cancer, rural villages in Thailand and other areas are taking a different...
Walnuts may help lower breast cancer risk
(NaturalNews) A new study conducted by a team of researchers at Marshall University, and recently published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, has revealed that just modest, daily amounts of walnuts are sufficient to significantly lower the risk...
Your personal cancer prevention program
(NaturalNews) Do you have relatives or friends who have received a diagnosis of cancer, and now you are really worried? Are you upset by the death of Steve Jobs? Or have you or your loved ones gone through cancer treatment and personally seen the dire...
The answer to cancer is found in the cancer stem cell
Cancer stem cells are what drive cancer growth and spread. To heal cancer you must cause the cancer stem cells to differentiate back into normal cells. This can only be accomplished if the proper internal environment is produced. This environment...
'Natural' breakfast cereals loaded with pesticides and GMOs - explosive new scorecard from Cornucopia reveals all
(NaturalNews) For far too long, breakfast cereal makers have carried out highly deceptive product labeling and positioning campaigns through the use of the term "natural." Consumers are easily misled by this term, believing it to mean the product is free...
Susan G. Komen for the Cure openly denies science by claiming BPA exposure has no connection to breast cancer, insists chemical is safe
(NaturalNews) The breast cancer research group Susan G. Komen for the Cure seems more interested in keeping its chemical industry donors happy than it is in actually finding a cure for breast cancer. A recent story in Mother Jones explains that...
Whole Foods Market supports 'pink' breast cancer awareness campaigns that fund drug industry
(NaturalNews) There is a small endorsement on the company's main website, but it has come to our attention that at least some Whole Foods Market stores in California, Florida and certain other areas have been openly endorsing Breast Cancer Awareness month...
The murder of Americans: Existence of secret kill lists now admitted by lawless White House
(NaturalNews) You know things are bad in the realm of tyranny when even Reuters runs a story that admits the White House openly engages in the outright murder of U.S. citizens whom the White House deems "enemies." In an article entitled, Secret panel...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Town of Lisbon Web Site Provides Citizens With Information To Keep Them Informed Or Does It?

LISBON WEB SITE

The Town of Lisbon web site provides citizens with information to keep them informed or does it?  Information technology provides the means to keep individuals informed and up-to-date on pertinent issues.  Web sites are a cost effective method to inform vast numbers of people at the same time.  However, the information provided is only as good as the person responsible for updating the web site.

In the town of Lisbon, the web site is maintained by the Town Engineer, Ryan Leighton and the responsibility of keeping it current is the Chief Administrative Officer, Stephen (Evil) Eldridge.  The web site has a great deal of value and is already configured to provide citizens with valuable information.  One such function would be to post the Bids/RFP’s.  This is when items go out for bid and it is supposed to inform the public when the bids will be opened.  The opening of the bids in public is to ensure the process is on the up and up.  It is also required by Purchase Policy of the town. 

The last bid which went out approximately three weeks ago and was never posted on the town web site.  What else was not posted was the time and place the sealed bids would be open publicly.  I have no idea why we would create a web site (which cost the taxpayer's money) and then not utilize it for what it was intended.  My only explanation is once again the management of the town (Eldridge) does not want people to know what is going on in this town.  Remember there is no transparency of government in Lisbon.

Take for instance the Agenda for Town Council meeting and workshops.  The people of Lisbon had to beg the Town Council to post the agenda on Friday with the supporting documents so the residents had time to research these items in order to speak intelligently during the Audience Participation of the meeting.  This is working out very very well but the workshop agenda is never posted and there is no supporting documentation.  I asked for this at the last council meeting.   This is not rocket science but management wants to keep the people in the dark.  “No transparency in Lisbon” is the motto of Evil Eldridge, Bowie and the puppets.

At what point should the people put a stop to this injustice?  We need to change the management of this town.  Get rid of Eldridge and in 2012 get rid of Bowie and the puppets.  It is not too soon to make our wishes known.

Larry Fillmore
Concerned Citizen


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dr. Carol Rosin, The Staged 'Alien Invasion' Threat‏

Nazi's! Damn them, they're everywhere. 
 
If you've been anywhere near a TV set in the last 60 years, you
might have noticed that 'Space Aliens' are everywhere. TV shows,
movies, documentaries, even the nightly news. If you're familiar
with the concept of predictive programming you might have at least
some idea why, I mean, other than it being great entertainment.
 
The Staged "Alien Invasion" Threat
The NWO's Final Card



Dr. Carol Rosin

Carol Sue Rosin (born March 29, 1944; Wilmington, Delaware) is an award-winning educator, author, leading aerospace executive and space and missile defense consultant.[citation needed] She is a former spokesperson for Wernher von Braun and has consulted to a number of companies, organizations, government departments and the intelligence community. She is the current President of the Institute for Security and Cooperation in Outer Space (ISCOS) which she Founded. Dr. Rosin has received the support of various prominent individuals, some of whom are on the website http://www.peaceinspace.com . She is also a witness for The Disclosure Project.
-wikipedia

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Here's Why Recycling Is So Important To Our Future, If Only It Worked For Politicians


Win Win: Use Of Recycled Plastic
Waste Not Technologies in Pennsylvania is a company that turns plastic jugs into sturdy, attractive fences that will outlast a wooden fence by many years.

Not only are they made out of "garbage" but the equipment to make it was all recycled from other companies. Some of it was even reclaimed from junkyards and put back into working condition.

Since plastic does not biodegrade, it's really win- win when it can be re-manufactured into a product that will stay in place and be useful for a long time.

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by WNEP's Home and Backyard Show

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Great news for one young Lisbon resident

Lisbon woman doing well after double lung transplant

LISBON — A young woman whose life was turned upside down by illness is doing well after a double-lung transplant in Cleveland on Friday.
The doctors had told Renee Brodeur that she needed the transplant if she hoped to lead anything approaching a normal life.
Renee, 25, was diagnosed in 2008 with Still's disease, a rare form of arthritis marked by fevers, pain and rashes, and in 2010 with pulmonary hypertension. The two conditions left her virtually bedridden. Placed on the national waiting list for lung transplants, there was little Renee could do but pass the time until the call came to alert her that a pair was available.
The call came at 3:30 a.m. Friday, said her mother, Madeleine Brodeur. The pair rushed to pack and reach the Auburn airport by 7 that morning, when a jet from the Cleveland Clinic was scheduled to pick them up.
http://www.sunjournal.com/city/story/1049798

Monday, May 23, 2011

Animals N Aviation, A Tribute Like No Other

Pictures of DeHavilland Beavers doing their thing set to the kinda hoaky "Beaver Song" performed by the fretless bar girls. Pictures from Alaska, Washington, British Columbia, and a few from New Hampshire. All pictures taken by others used with permission.
 Proudly Dedicated To Those Fearless Fellows and Their Flying Legacies that are still flying this special aircraft and to those that have Gone West!

Enjoy!   
Clear Prop! 








Special to the Lisbon Reporter by: "The Canadian FBI & Ag-Cat Productions" 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Steer Clear Of Prius,, Possible Defects



Police blame mechanical defect for Prius crash that trapped four inside


DURHAM, Maine — Police say a preliminary investigation into a crash here points to a mechanical defect in the 2010 Toyota Prius involved.
Arthur Lane, 81, of Brunswick, was unable to control the steering as he drove north on Route 125, Androscoggin County Deputy Sheriff Jon Guay told the Lewiston Sun Journal. The car landed on its passenger side in a culvert after running off the right shoulder, through a different culvert and a driveway. Three passengers were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. 

Source

We would like to wish the occupants a speedy recovery with their injuries and hope that the exact cause is found to prevent further accidents.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Diabolical Diversions Of Destruction.... DeadF007

This is just incredible, and after some quick searching it is credible also.  WOW!

Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled Iran's Nuclear Weapons Ambitions

By Ed Barnes
Published November 26, 2010
| FoxNews.com


In the 20th century, this would have been a job for James Bond.

The mission: Infiltrate the highly advanced, securely guarded enemy headquarters where scientists in the clutches of an evil master are secretly building a weapon that can destroy the world. Then render that weapon harmless and escape undetected.

But in the 21st century, Bond doesn't get the call. Instead, the job is handled by a suave and very sophisticated secret computer worm, a jumble of code called Stuxnet, which in the last year has not only crippled Iran's nuclear program but has caused a major rethinking of computer security around the globe.

Intelligence agencies, computer security companies and the nuclear industry have been trying to analyze the worm since it was discovered in June by a Belarus-based company that was doing business in Iran. And what they've all found, says Sean McGurk, the Homeland Security Department's acting director of national cyber security and communications integration, is a “game changer.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/26/secret-agent-crippled-irans-nuclear-ambitions/#ixzz16VPMZnec

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/26/secret-agent-crippled-irans-nuclear-ambitions/#ixzz16VP5TJZY

Follow Another Incredibly Interesting Story here.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Photo Copier Security, You Need to See This




The old copy machine can tell more than you think!

Click here to view video describing in detail just what a photo copy machine stores for data.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Did You Know This About Your Cell Phone?

Tapping your cell phone

Bob Segall/13 Investigates
Imagine someone watching your every move, hearing everything you say and knowing where you are at every moment. If you have a cell phone, it could happen to you. 13 Investigates explains how your cell phone can be secretly hijacked and used against you - and how to protect yourself.
After four months of harassing phone calls, Courtney Kuykendall was afraid to answer her cell phone.

The Tacoma, Washington, teenager was receiving graphic, violent threats at all hours.

And when she and her family changed their cell phone numbers and got new phones, the calls continued.

Using deep scratchy voices, anonymous stalkers literally took control of the Kuykendall's cell phones, repeatedly threatened Courtney with murder and rape, and began following the family's every move.

"They're listening to us and recording us," Courtney's mother, Heather Kuykendall, told NBC's Today Show. "We know that because they will record us and play it back as a voicemail."
How is something like this possible?

Just take a look on the internet. That's where you'll find the latest spy technology for cell phones.

"Anywhere, anytime"   continue reading here->>
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Is This Just More 'Hot Air' or Does This Really Work? You Decide

(CBS)  For the past year and a half, several large California corporations have been secretly testing the "Bloom Box," a potentially revolutionary fuel-cell system. Confirming this for the first time, several of the companies report this system is a more efficient, clean, and cost effective way to get electricity than off the power grid.

Lesley Stahl and "60 Minutes" cameras get the first look inside the secretive California company, just days before the Bloom Energy official launch, scheduled for next Wednesday (Feb. 24).

Stahl's report will be broadcast this Sunday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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Eric Wesoff 02 19 10

Bloom Energy Revealed on 60 Minutes!

Rumor and reality rundown for the soon-to-be unstealthed fuel cell miracle worker

After almost a decade of development and hundreds of millions in investment, Bloom Energy is coming out. 
Until now, all we've been able to garner were "no comments" from their marketing people.  But this weekend, there's a Bloom piece airing on 60 Minutes that will feature none other than Greentech Media editor-in-chief Michael Kanellos.  And next week is the official press conference and unveiling.



Just Imagine!!!   CMP,,,,, Good Bye!!!!!!