News for March 24, 2005

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Proof You’re Getting Robbed at Gas Pump - HERE’S all you need to know to understand that Americans are getting screwed at the gas pump. Five facts to prove you’re getting ripped off for no reason except greed.

Chip Plugs Brain Into Computer - A new technology, soon to be tested in Chicago, plugs the human brain right into a desktop computer. Its remarkable goal: to enable quadriplegics to use it just by thinking, allowing them to do things like surf the Web, write e-mails, play video games and operate TV remotes and telephones, all without moving a muscle.

Military Commander Warns of ‘major Crisis’ Brewing in Tense Pakistani Tribal Region - A local commander warned on Tuesday that a “major crisis” could be brewing in a restive Pakistani town where thousands of armed tribesmen have surrounded a military base following clashes last week that reportedly left dozens killed. Brig. Salim Nawaz showed video images of what he said were tribesmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles ringing the base in Dera Bugti, in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. A local official told The Associated Press that around 5,000 tribesmen have taken up positions on mountains surrounding the town, some setting up roadblocks and digging trenches.

Poll: Israelis Say No ‘Gay Pride’ in Holy City - But Israeli government stalls religious conference blasting homosexual event. A new poll shows a vast majority of Israelis – secular and religious – oppose an international homosexual event scheduled to take place here this summer, while a press conference planned for yesterday in which chief religious leaders were to express their outrage over the homosexual gathering was delayed at the last minute by Israeli officials, WorldNetDaily has learned.