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  • Five found guilty of Sydney terror plot

    10/15/2009 6:32:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 1,178+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 16th October 2009 | Larissa Cummings
    FIVE Sydney men have been found guilty of conspiring to plan a terrorist attack using high-powered guns and homemade bombs designed to cause mass death and destruction on Australian soil. A Supreme Court jury took four weeks and three days to find Mohamed Ali Elomar, 44, Abdul Rakib Hasan, 40, Mohammed Omar Jamal, 25, Moustafa Cheikho, 32, and his uncle Khaled Cheikho, 36, guilty of conspiring to do acts in preparation for a terrorist act or acts. The Daily Telegraph reports the men, all from Sydney's south-west, were accused of stockpiling weapons and chemicals for use in the pursuit of...
  • Feds: Zazi trips, shopping led to NY terror threat

    09/27/2009 4:35:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies · 646+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/27/09 | TOM HAYS
    It was midsummer in suburban Denver when an unassuming, bearded man pushed a red shopping cart between shelves stacked with hair coloring and nail polish remover. By the time Najibullah Zazi checked into a nearby hotel suite with a kitchen in September, he had at least 18 bottles of peroxide-based hair lighteners and pages of notes for how to turn the beauty products into bombs, authorities say.
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • Cyanide Suspected In Sickening 7 L.A. Firefighters

    09/07/2009 8:06:25 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 14 replies · 2,121+ views
    NationalTerrorAlert ^ | 9/6/09 | National
    As the fire and homicide investigation continues, officials say several firefighters were exposed to cyanide gas in two separate incidents as they were mopping up hot spots near the small city of Acton on the northern edge of the massive blaze. The poisonous cyanide fumes are suspected in acute breathing problems suffered by Los Angeles firefighters battling the Station Fire in the Aliso Canyon. One firefighters suffered life-threatening respiratory arrest and remains in hospital after she was knocked out by noxious fumes on Sept. 1 near Acton. Two days later, six firefighters suffered severe breathing difficulties in another part of...
  • Mass Murder At 30,000 Feet: Islamic Extremists Guilty Of Airline Bomb Plot

    09/07/2009 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,822+ views
    London Times ^ | September 07, 2009
    September 7, 2009 Mass murder at 30,000 feet: Islamic extremists guilty of airline bomb plot Philippe Naughton Three British Muslims were found guilty today of conspiracy to murder thousands of passengers and crew in an unprecedented airline bomb plot that could have proved as deadly as the 9/11 attacks. After a retrial at Woolwich Crown Court, jurors found the ringleader, Abdulla Ahmed, and two other men, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain, guilty of plotting to use liquid bombs to blow up airliners en route from Heathrow to the United States. Another defendant, Umar Islam, was found guilty of a more...
  • Report: Israeli air force attacks Gaza City

    12/27/2008 2:01:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 1,087 replies · 25,328+ views
    YNET ^ | 12/27/08, 11:46/Israel News | Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
    Israel's air force fired around 20 missiles at targets in Gaza City on Saturday, causing heavy damage, a Reuters witness said. The IDF has confirmed the report. (Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
  • The Killer App for Clunkers Breathes Fresh Life Into 'Liquid Glass'

    08/03/2009 8:24:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 37 replies · 1,893+ views
    WSJ ^ | 8/4/09
    Robert Mueller deals in chemicals for a living -- things that can unstick glue, thin paint, make plastic -- but he'd never seen an order like the one he got for sodium silicate. The compound is typically used to repel bugs or seal concrete, but this buyer's online order form betrayed a whole different intent: "To Kill Car Engines." "That worried me a little, so I picked up the phone and called the gentleman," recalls Mr. Mueller, an owner of chemical-firm CQ Concepts Inc. in suburban Chicago. What Mr. Mueller discovered is that sodium silicate is the designated agent of...
  • Berkeley cops seize bomb parts from hills home

    07/20/2009 7:50:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,720+ views ^ | 7/20/09 | Henry K. Lee
    BERKELEY -- A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing explosive materials at a home in the Berkeley hills, police said today. Emoru Oboke Obbanya, 27 was arrested .. by officers investigating a 911 hang-up call at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Obbanya refused to open the door at first, then came outside and immediately closed the door, police Lt. Andrew Greenwood said. He appeared nervous, cursed the officers and refused to provide evidence that he lived there, police said. Officers decided to search the home to make sure no one inside needed help, Greenwood said. They obtained...
  • Climate-Change Bill Could Lead to Increased Regulations on Fireworks

    07/07/2009 3:11:11 AM PDT · by Man50D · 39 replies · 640+ views ^ | July 07, 2009 | Marie Magleby
    Americans use more 200 million pounds of fireworks each year, the majority on July Fourth. Because fireworks emit carbon dioxide (CO2) as they burn, however, the fireworks industry may come under tighter regulation if cap-and-trade legislation passes in the Senate in coming months. A cap-and-trade bill already passed in the House on June 26, which has raised concerns that Americans will soon be paying more for energy. The House bill, called the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, introduces the possibility of calculating the amount of carbon emitted by products and labeling the products with this information. “The...
  • Analysts: NKorea's chemical arms as grave as nukes

    06/18/2009 12:14:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies · 424+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 6/18/09 | JAE-SOON CHANG
    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea's massive stockpile of chemical weapons is as threatening as its nuclear program, analysts said Thursday, highlighting an aspect of the secretive regime's pursuit of weapons of mass destruction that is rarely talked about.
  • Safe At Home After Second Bomb Threat Evacuation

    05/21/2009 1:21:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 505+ views ^ | pdated: May 21, 2009 09:37 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "SANTA CRUZ, Calif - Homes on 25th Avenue in Santa Cruz were asked to evacuate for a second time on Wednesday night after police found more hazardous materials in a nearby home that made them nervous. Homes within a 300 diameter of 215 25th Avenue had to evacuate, however it was not mandatory. All residents were able to return to their homes by 8 p.m. on Wednesday night." SNIPPET: "This all started on Tuesday when the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office received a call from the County Environmental Health Agency. They received a tip from a local freight agency...
  • Arctic Groups Demand Global Chemicals' Ban (Persistent Organic Pollutants - POPs)

    05/09/2009 2:48:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 419+ views
    OneWorld on yahoo ^ | 5/9/09 | Haider Rizvi
    UNITED NATIONS, May 8 ( - Environmental groups and indigenous rights activists are calling for the White House and U.S. Congress to ratify an international treaty against the use and production of certain hazardous chemicals. "Time is running out. The Congress has to take a stand and fight for the lives of the contaminated people and environment of the North," said Andrea Carmen, executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council. Carmen and other activists, who are attending international talks on the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Geneva this week, say they have grave concerns about the...
  • Chemical Warning: Bodies In London Hotel

    05/03/2009 6:42:30 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 138 replies · 12,589+ views
    Chemical Warning: Bodies In London Hotel Two people have been found dead in a hotel room after a chemical incident, emergency services said. Police and fire services were called to the Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park, north London just before midday. The hotel has been evacuated. A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said: "We are treating this as a confirmed chemical incident. The hotel has been evacuated and cordon implemented." She said the substance involved was not known at this stage. The bodies are still at the scene, police said. A Met police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at...
  • 'Qaida-Taliban combo has chemical weapon formula'

    04/08/2009 7:37:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 527+ views
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | 6 Apr 2009, 0051 hrs IST, TNN | n/a
    SNIPPET: "NEW DELHI: The al-Qaida-Taliban combo plans to use parts of the Middle East as launch pads for attacks against the west. Not only so, the groups have also developed some expertise in making bio-chemical weapons, NWFP police chief Malik Navid told a Pakistan National Assembly’s standing committee." SNIPPET: "Navid’s testimony also points to the virtual merger of al-Qaida with Taliban, with the latter being both part of the core and the major striking arm. Indian intelligence assessments see anti-India groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba being very much a part of this conglomerate."
  • Call Gwyneth Paltrow Claims Shampoo Causes Cancer & ADHD in Kids

    04/06/2009 11:22:32 AM PDT · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1,895+ views
    Gwyneth Paltrow makes claims that chemicals in children’s shampoos can cause cancer and development disorders like ADHD. Scientists are calling actress Gwyneth Paltrow “loopy” after she warns others that products like shampoos are causing cancer and development disorders in babies and children. She recently said she was “seized with fear” after doing research on “environmental toxins”, which are products that are used for everyday use. Her claim was that babies and young children are unable to break down the chemicals and toxins, which can cause them to get cancer.
  • Police: Man Found With IED Arrested; Home Searched

    04/04/2009 6:12:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 4,066+ views ^ | POSTED: 5:33 pm EDT April 4, 2009 | n/a
    Police: Man Found With IED Arrested; Home Searched Hazardous Materials Team Removes Chemicals From Pittsburgh Home PITTSBURGH -- SNIPPET: "When police searched the man's Parkview Street home in the city's Oakland neighborhood, they said officers found chemicals for making explosives devices. Police described the chemicals as extremely dangerous."

    03/31/2009 3:09:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies · 1,998+ views
    OSAC.GOV - Report ^ | March 31, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Jump to: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Public Announcement Reports > Report FBI/DHS Advisory PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Americas 31 Mar 2009 ATTACHMENTS BLUE POSTER Blue Poster.ppt PPT (245k) FBI/DHS Advisory If you reive a suspicious inquiry or purchase attempt for hazardous chemicals and/or explosive precursors: 1. Obtain Customer Information. 2. Note interaction details and any other descriptive or unusual information. 3. Contact Security/ Police Department/ Local FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
  • Court turns down Agent Orange cases

    03/02/2009 7:52:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 483+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Supreme Court has turned down American and Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange who wanted to pursue lawsuits against companies that made the toxic chemical defoliant used in the Vietnam War. The justices offer no comment on their action Monday, rejecting appeals in three separate cases, in favor of Dow Chemical, Monsanto and other companies that made Agent Orange and other herbicides used by the military in Vietnam.
  • Chinese Drywall MAy Be Toxic

    01/19/2009 7:01:31 AM PST · by LadyBuzz · 40 replies · 3,646+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/12/2009 | MICHAEL CORKERY
    Some home builders already struggling in Florida's dismal housing market are facing another headache: The Chinese-made drywall they used is causing unpleasant odors and possibly leading to electric problems in dozens of homes constructed during the housing boom.
  • Obama's Environmental Agenda: Made in China

    01/17/2009 12:34:17 AM PST · by Bhoy · 2 replies · 758+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | William R. Hawkins
    Carol Browner, who headed the Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton, has been named by Barack Obama to be his Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. This new and undefined office could give her broad influence over economic policy. That is a frightening prospect, not merely because of her participation in a group with overtly socialist ties, but because of the way hostile foreign powers such as China are manipulating the modern Green movement to serve their own national purposes.