Friday, November 11, 2011

newest WMD

Plastic Bottle Prompts Airport Evacuation

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- An evacuation of the lobby at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids is over after authorities determined a suspicious item found in a trash can posed no threat.

Airport Manager Tim Bradshaw said about 200 people were evacuated around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday after a passenger reported the item to authorities.

A robot from the Cedar Rapids police department removed the item, and the all-clear was given around noon.

Bradshaw described the item as a plastic bottle wrapped in duct tape.

Passengers who had already gone through security were held in place, while passengers getting off planes were bused to an area outside the terminal. Bradshaw says less than six flights were affected.

Bradshaw says several agencies are involved in the investigation, including the Transportation Security Administration.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The British medical journal, The Lancet, estimates the total death toll from the Iraq war at nearly 700,000. When the war began, Pentagon experts estimated the cost of the war at about $60 billion. They underestimated by 8,000%. But if the war were to stop tomorrow…and if Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz’s estimates of total cost were close to correct…each Iraqi killed (let’s hallucinate that he was an “enemy combatant”) would cost about $8 million.

You have to wonder why America would want to kill even a single Iraqi, let alone at a cost of $8 million each. But WWII was a real war, not a zombie war. The real goal of a zombie war is neither to kill people…nor even to win. It is to transfer wealth from the real economy to the zombie industry, in this case, defense.
--Bill Bonner

Tuesday, November 1, 2011