Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Iran Is Now Producing Highly Enriched Uranium

The most important news for Thursday, February 11th, 2010….

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has announced that Iran has produced its first package of highly enriched uranium only two days after beginning the process.

In fact, Ahmadinejad says that Iran is now a “nuclear state” and that his nation is now capable of producing weapons-grade uranium.

Iranian security forces clashed with demonstrators on Thursday as Iran marked the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

According to one new report, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently told Syrian President Bashar Assad that Israel “must be resisted” and finished off “once and for all” if it launches a military operation in the Middle East.

It is also being reported that Syria has been contemplating launching low-grade attacks against Jewish communities in the Golan Heights to pressure Israel into negotiations aimed at relinquishing the strategic territory.

Iran’s telecommunications agency has announced what it is describing as a permanent suspension of Google’s email services, saying instead that a national email service for Iranian citizens will soon be rolled out.

Russia’s ambassador to NATO reportedly said on Wednesday in a post on his Twitter account that Russia would “kick the ***” of the United States and its allies if cornered by a new US missile shield.

The U.S. Air Force has abruptly decertified a unit responsible for maintaining approximately 2,000 nuclear warheads at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, but top military officials won’t discuss specifics of the decision.

Are all of the economic signs indicating that this will be a “double-dip recession” for the United States?

A congressional watchdog panel warned on Thursday that commercial real estate could be the next shoe to drop in the unfolding economic crisis.

In fact, things are getting so bad that some analysts are now speaking of a new “jobless era” that we are now entering.

Ben Bernanke says that the Federal Reserve may raise the discount rate “before long” as part of the “normalization” of Fed lending.

The Federal Reserve is in talks with money-market mutual funds on agreements to help drain as much as 1 trillion dollars from the financial system.

Will the massive European debt crisis trigger the next global economic crisis?

Riot police have been firing tear gas on protesters in Greece as tensions over the country’s debt crisis continue to turn violent.

U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown says that the world’s economic powers appear to be moving closer to a global bank tax in response to last year’s financial crisis.

Apparently now even comic book characters have opinions about the Tea Parties.  In a recent issue, Captain America says that Tea Parties are dangerous and racist.

In the U.K., child spies are being encouraged to report their neighbors as part of the latest drive to cut thuggery and anti-social behavior.

Google has announced plans to build a super-fast Internet network for up to half a million people.

In its 2011 budget, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has allocated $6 million for BioDesign, a project to create artificial life.

Has genetic engineering gotten totally out of control?  Now college students are performing genetic engineering for science projects.

Scientists are warning that China’s reckless use of antibiotics is unleashing an explosion of drug resistant superbugs that endanger global health.

One new survey says that teenage girls are eating a worse diet than they did ten years ago and that most of them are literally “living on junk food”.

One group of Brazilian farmers has “declared war” on Monsanto.

A mumps outbreak is spreading among people who have been vaccinated for the mumps.

Some good news – it turns out that eating chocolate is a good way to fight cancer.

Global warming?  All-time snowfall records have been broken in Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

An ancient tree carving in California has a writer for Time Magazine speculating about “ancient astronomers”.

A new documentary claims that students are unable to concentrate on reading an academic book for study, because the Internet is ‘”rewiring” their brains.

Lastly, the Texas State Board of Education will soon vote on a proposal to substitute the term “American” with “global citizen”.