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- July 31, 2015 - Today in History:
1792 - The cornerstone of the
U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA, was laid. It was the first building to be
used only as a U.S. government building.
1919 - Germany's Weimar Constitution was adopted.
1928 - MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM’s
first talking picture, "White Shadows on the South Seas."
1945 - Pierre Laval of France surrendered to Americans in Austria.
1948 - U.S. President Truman helped dedicate New York International
Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.
1955 - Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest
person to swim the English Channel.
1964 - The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the
1971 - Men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar
rover vehicle (LRV).
1981 - The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the
players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.
1989 - A pro-Iranian group in Lebanon released a videotape reportedly
showing the hanged body of American hostage William R. Higgins.
1989 - The Game Boy handheld video game device was released in the U.S.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
1999 - The spacecraft Lunar Prospect crashed into the moon. It was a
mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface. The craft had been
launched on January 6, 1998.
2008 - Scientists reported the Phoenix spacecraft had confirmed the
presence of frozen water in Martian soil.
2011 - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders announced a
historic agreement on emergency legislation to avert the nation's
first-ever financial default.
Tokyo Electric executives to be charged over Fukushima nuclear disaster
Reuters - A Japanese civilian judiciary panel on Friday forced
prosecutors to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T) (Tepco)
executives for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima
nuclear disaster. The decision is unlikely to lead to a conviction of
the former executives, after prosecutors twice said they would not bring
charges, but means they will be summoned to appear in court to give
Syrian Rebel Leader Kidnapped by Al-Qaeda, Along with 7 of His 54 Troops
Breitbart - A matter of days after 54 American-trained moderate Syrian
Rebel Army fighters reported for duty, the New York Times reports that
the commander of the unit plus seven of his fighters—including his
second-in-command—have been kidnapped by the Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda
franchise, while they were returning from a meeting in Turkey.
China Blames U.S. Military Actions for Tensions in the South China Sea
New York Times - A top Chinese official said Thursday that American
military drills and surveillance flights in the South China Sea were
threatening regional stability, a harsh assessment that seemed likely to
heighten tensions between the two countries before several crucial
The official, Col. Yang Yujun, a spokesman for the Ministry of National
Defense, said it was the United States, not China, that was to blame for
rising tensions in the resource-rich South China Sea, where China and
several other countries are engaged in territorial disputes.
US spied on Japan government, companies says WikiLeaks
MSN.com - The US spied on Japanese politicians, its top central banker
and major firms including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to
documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday, in the latest revelation
about Washington's snooping on allies. The intercepts exposing US
National Security Agency espionage follow other documents that showed
spying on allies including Germany and France, straining relations with
them. Japan is one of Washington's key allies in the Asia-Pacific region
and they regularly consult on defence, economic and trade issues.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
A rare blue moon will brighten the sky TODAY Friday, July 31, 2015
Business Insider - If you're not doing anything Friday, you should head
outside or get yourself to a window so you can catch the rare event for
Stunning Conspiracy Report: “Hackers Claim John McCain Knew ISIS
Execution Videos Were Staged”
Zero Hedge - In a rather stunning note, CyberBerkut, a Ukrainian group
of hackers, claims to have hacked John McCain’s laptop while he was in
the Ukraine, and as Techworm reports, what they have released from his
June visit appears to be a fully staged production of an ISIS execution
The Energy Layoffs Resume: Shell Fires 6,500, Whiting Cuts 2015 Budget 2
Weeks After Raising It
Zero Hedge - Yesterday it was US and Italian energy giants Chevron and
Saipem which announced a total of over 10,000 new job cuts in the
aftermath of oil sliding back under $50 and resuming its downward trend.
Today, we got more confirmation of this when Royal Dutch Shell, still
basking in the glow of its proposed $70 billion mega-acquisition of BG
Group, announced it would axe 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending
cuts, responding to an extended period of lower oil prices which
contributed to a 37 percent drop in the oil and gas group's
High-speed police chases have killed thousands of innocent bystanders
MSN.com - Police across the USA chase tens of thousands of people each
year -- usually for traffic violations or misdemeanors -- often causing
drivers to speed away recklessly. Recent cases show the danger of the
longstanding police practice of chasing minor offenders.
Kerry: Americans Can’t Know Secret Side of Iran Nuke Deal
The Weekly Standard - Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Capitol
Hill today the U.S. government will not be revealing the contents of
secret side deals with Iran to the American people. Senator Tom Cotton
wanted to know why it can’t be made public. "I'd like to stick with you,
Secretary Kerry," Cotton said. "Why can't we confirm or deny the content
of these agreements in public? Why is this classified? It's not a
sensitive U.S. government document." "Because we respect the process of
the IAEA and we don't have their authorization to reveal what is a
confidential agreement between them and another country," said Kerry.
Cotton said, "So the ayatollahs will know what they agreed to but not
the American people?" Kerry said that members of Congress would be able
to learn about it in a classified briefing.
The U.S. Government Operates a Secretive Airline Out of a Commercial
Airport — In Plain Sight
The Blaze - The fleet may fly to some of the most secretive sites on
Earth, but it’s operated in plain sight at a commercial airport in the
U.S. Dubbed Janet Airlines (the prefix pilots use to identify over air
traffic radio), the fleet of aircrafts is owned by the U.S. Air Force
and flies out of a private terminal at Las Vegas McCarran International
Airport, Business Insider reported in a new video published Monday. The
six Boeing 737-600s are known for their bold red horizontal stripe and
are operated by a defense contractor. Flight attendants who work on the
aircrafts must have a top-secret clearance, according to the video.
GE may be shipping $10 billion worth of work overseas
Business Insider- General Electric is taking steps to shift some U.S.
manufacturing work overseas now that the U.S. Export-Import Bank will be
shuttered at least until September, the industrial giant's global
operations boss told Reuters on Thursday.
Gulf War vet humiliated by judge’s remarks gets apology as inquiry
Stripes.com - It's been more than a year since his hearing for Social
Security disability benefits, but Gulf War veteran Shawn McMurray still
can't get the judge's words out of his mind. According to a recording of
the April 2014 hearing, administrative law judge Gary Suttles, who hears
Social Security disability appeals in the Houston area, questioned how
McMurray, who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder,
could have been affected by his wartime experience. comments have
sparked calls for his temporary removal and led to a hasty apology from
the Social Security Administration. After being informed of Suttles'
exchange with McMurray, the agency said it plans to launch an
investigation into the judge and "take action, as appropriate."
Top 10 foods for improving blood pressure
Natural News - Blood pressure medications have been shown to help reduce
HBP; however, these medications also have unpleasant side effects.
Fortunately, you don't have to resort to prescription drugs to treat HBP.
All of the followings foods have been shown to help lower blood
Feel Good Friday Sports Article
A Mets player broke down crying on the field after he was mistakenly
told he got traded in the middle of a game
Business Insider - A bizarre scene unfolded during game against the
Padres when Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores started crying while on the
field after a premature report broke that he had been traded. The chaos
began around the seventh inning when multiple reports broke stating that
the Mets had agreed to a trade for Brewers All-Star center fielder
- July 30, 2015 - Today in History:
1619 - The first representative assembly in America convened in
Jamestown, VA. (House of Burgesses)
1729 - The city of Baltimore was founded in Maryland.
1937 - The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized as
a part of the American Federation of Labor.
1942 - The WAVES were created by legislation signed by U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The members of the Women's Accepted for Volunteer
Emergency Service were a part of the U.S. Navy.
1945 - The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The
ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to
the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out of 1,196 men aboard survived
1956 - The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national
1965 - U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act that
established Medicare and Medicaid. It went into effect the following
1974 - The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to impeach
President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse
1998 - A group of Ohio machine-shop workers (who call themselves the
Lucky 13) won the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot. It was the
largest-ever American lottery.
2001 - Lance Armstrong became the first American to win three
consecutive Tours de France.
2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolled off an
How Monsanto Wrote and Broke Laws to Enter India
GreenMedInfo- Decades before there was a "debate" over GMOs and
Monsanto's PR and law firms became the busiest of bees, India was
introduced to this corrupting, corporate giant that had no respect for
the laws of the land. When this massive company did speak of laws, these
laws had been framed, essentially, by their own lawyers.
Indian Ocean Debris Examined for Links to Malaysia Jetliner
Debris Is Thought to Come From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. New York
Times - American investigators have concluded that a large object that
washed up Wednesday on the shore of Réunion, a French island in the
Indian Ocean, came from a Boeing 777, making it likely that it was
debris from Flight 370, the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared
in March 2014.
Venezuelans Being Thrown in Jail for Tweets that Criticize Government
InfoWars - At least eight people have been jailed in Venezuela in the
last 11 months for tweeting messages that the government of Nicolas
Maduro found “offensive” or considered a threat for the country’s
political instability. The opposition calls it a modern-age witch hunt.
The charges range from conspiracy and instigating hatred to espionage
and “causing anxiety” – all of them qualify for probation, defense
lawyers say, but somehow their cases have stalled and five of the eight
detainees are still behind bars.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Democratic congressman charged in political corruption case
Reuters - Democratic U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and
four associates were charged on Wednesday in a political corruption case
with bribery and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal,
charitable and campaign funds. Fattah, 58, who has represented
Philadelphia in the U.S. House of Representatives for two decades and
the others were indicted by a federal grand jury on 29 counts in an
alleged racketeering conspiracy, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos
Washington Times - A temporary restraining order has been issued
preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of
a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The
group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a
Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for
research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits
the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three
high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It
appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video
from the organization.
Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic stop shooting
Yahoo News - A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist
during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted
Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer
"purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."
FBI Fabricates ISIS Terror Case From Scratch
InfoWars - The case of Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West reveals the
purported threat of ISIS and its supposed cadre of lone wolves inspired
by social media is not only drastically overblown, but largely created
by the government.
Cotton: 51 Days to Decide on Deal With Regime That ‘Killed Our Troops,
Held Our Citizens Hostage and Sought Our Nation’s Destruction’
CNSNews – Congress will decide within 51 days whether the U.S. will
accept a nuclear agreement with Iran, a country that its “mortal and
unrepentant enemy” and is responsible for the deaths of Americans, Sen.
Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said on Tuesday.
Klobuchar says U.S. is world's No. 1 oil producer
Considering the United States’ strength in energy production, the debate
over building the Keystone XL pipeline has become a symbolic one, said
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. "We're now the no. 1 producer of oil in the
world," she said. "We've surpassed Saudi Arabia."
We decided to check out the data and see if in fact the United States is
the world’s top oil producer. As it turns out, the United States passed
over Saudi Arabia about two years ago.
Former Va. Gov. Jim Gilmore Files Paperwork for Presidential Run
NBC News - Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has filed paperwork with the
Federal Election Commission to run for president of the United States.
His entry into the 2016 race makes him the 17th major Republican
candidate for president.
Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos
Reuters - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the
race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the
support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit
advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush.
‘Totally Inappropriate’ Facebook Comment Aimed at Gun Owner Could Land
VA Psychiatrist in Big Trouble
The Blaze - A Veterans Affairs psychiatrist walked back a comment he
made on Facebook Tuesday in which he told a gun rights supporter to “off
yourself. ”Gregg Gorton’s Facebook page says he is both a professor of
psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and a staff psychiatrist at
the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he has worked
for 11 years, WCAU-TV reported. Gorton was responding to another online
user who posted a comment in favor of more people owning guns. The
original Facebook status was also posted by an apparent gun rights
supporter, the Military Times reported.
The Koch Brothers are About to Destroy Veterans' Health Care and No One
Knows About It
Dailykos - The war on workers' rights has shifted to a new and unlikely
battleground this week: the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. And for
the more than 350,000 employees and the veterans they serve, the stakes
could not be higher. Let me explain. In the wake of last year's "secret
waitlist" scandal - where VA managers rigged the scheduling system to
make it appear that more veterans were being seen than actually were -
Congress passed a law giving VA Secretary McDonald the authority to fire
bad managers and the resources to hire enough staff to care for the
massive influx of new vets into the VA system. Were it not for the brave
VA employee whistleblowers who put their careers on the line to speak
out and expose the list-rigging, we never would have known the problem
Windows 10: it launched so quietly you may have missed it
The Guardian - Early on Wednesday the release of Windows 10 happened
silently, with millions of computers around the world updated over the
internet. Windows 10’s biggest new feature? It’s free if you download it
within the next year, and will install on machines running Windows 7 or
Legionnaires' disease kills two, sickens 31 in New York City
MSNBC - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed two
people and sickened 31 is under investigation in the South Bronx section
of New York City, health officials said on Wednesday. The new wave of
Legionnaires', a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria, has been recorded
since July 10, the city's health department said in a statement.
Lines Out the Door for Nation’s First Organic Drive-Thru Restaurant
Natural Blaze - The country’s first all-organic drive-thru has finally
opened in California, with lines out the door as customers flock for a
chance to support what could be the biggest step forward for industry
ever. The new Amy’s Organic Drive-Thru restaurant opened in Rohnert
Park, California, featuring an all-vegetarian menu packed with items
like veggie burgers, salads, and even mac n’ cheese in both regular and
Health care spending to accelerate, US report says
CNSNews.com - Spending on health care will outpace the nation's overall
economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on
Tuesday, underscoring a coming challenge for the next president, not to
mention taxpayers, businesses and individual Americans.
A combination of expanded insurance coverage under President Barack
Obama's law, an aging population, and rising demand, will be squeezing
society's ability to pay.
Lyme Disease on the Rise As Tick Epidemic Spreads Across the US
Since national surveillance began in 1982, the number of annual Lyme
cases reported has increased nearly 25-fold. The disease is also
spreading out geographically. “Lyme disease is not only becoming more
rampant in its normal hotspot of the northeast United States, it’s
spreading across the country,’ a new report5 from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention warns.‘Over time, the number of counties
identified as having high incidence of Lyme disease in the northeastern
states increased more than 320 percent,’ researchers write…
Edible Vaccines: What’s in your Banana?
Natural Blaze - One day children may get immunized by munching on foods
instead of enduring shots. See what they have to say about bananas and
tomatoes. They've done everything else with genetic modification of
food, so why not throw in some vaccines? - See more at:
How To Build An All-Natural Heal-Anything First-Aid Kit
OffTheGridNews - If you have no first-aid kit, this list will be an
excellent resource to get you started. This list is by no means definite
but does cover all the bases of basic, natural first aid. If you already
have a first-aid kit, don’t feel like you have to throw everything away
and start over. It would be a better idea simply to phase in new
products as your old ones are used up or reach their expiration date.
- July 29, 2015 - Today in History:
1773 - The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny
Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH.
1786 - "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the
Alleghenies to be published. Name later changed to "The Pittsburgh
1890 - Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in
Auvers, France, at age 37.
1914 - Transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone
conversation between New York and San Francisco.
1948 - Britain's King George VI opened the Olympic Games in London.
1957 - Jack Paar debuted as host of NBC's "Tonight" show.
1958 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill creating the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
1967 - Fire swept the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin, killing 134
1981 - Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's
Cathedral in London.
1999 - A day trader opened fire in two Atlanta brokerage offices,
killing nine people and wounding 13 before shooting himself to death; he
had earlier killed his wife and two children.
2005 - Astronomers announced that they had discovered a new planet (Xena)
larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.
2008 - Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was indicted on seven felony counts
of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house
renovations and gifts he had received from a powerful oil contractor. (A
judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld
2008 - Army scientist Bruce Ivins committed suicide as prosecutors
prepared to indict him in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Warplanes attack air base near Yemen's Aden
Reuters - Warplanes attacked Houthi militia in control of Yemen's
largest air base north of Aden on Tuesday, seeking to expand territorial
gains made by Saudi-led coalition forces since they captured the
southern port city last week. Witnesses said big explosions were heard
at the al-Anad base, 50 km (30 miles) from Aden, which has been held by
the Iranian-allied Houthi movement for much of a fourth-month-old civil
war and commands the approaches to Aden. A Saudi-led Arab
coalition allied with southern secessionist fighters retook much of Aden
last week in the first significant ground victory in their campaign to
end Houthi control over much of Yemen and restore exiled President
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
NATO Backs Turkey as Country Expands Fight Against ISIS and Kurds
Military.com - NATO on Tuesday gave its strong backing to Turkey's fight
against "terrorism" at an emergency meeting called to discuss Ankara's
strikes against Islamic State fighters and Kurdish rebels. The talks in
Brussels came as President Tayyip Erdogan insisted that Turkey would
press on with the dual offensive against two mutually hostile groups
despite questions about his country's motives. Opening the meeting of
ambassadors from all 28 NATO states, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
said the US-led military alliance was "following developments very
closely and we stand in strong solidarity with our ally Turkey".
Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, again
FirstPost.com - The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar,
has reportedly died, according to Afghan officials, reports the BBC. The
militant group has not commented on the claim.
An Afghan government official said on Wednesday that a press conference
had been called on the subject of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, amid
rumours of his death.
Jonathan Pollard, Spy for Israel, to Be Released on Parole
NY Times - In July 2014, after Jonathan J. Pollard had served 29 years
of a life sentence for spying on behalf of Israel, his hopes for freedom
were thwarted when a federal panel denied his request for parole. On
Tuesday the United States Parole Commission announced that Mr. Pollard,
60, met the legal standards and would be released just before
Thanksgiving. Mr. Pollard, one of the country’s most notorious spies,
will walk out of federal prison in Butner, N.C., on Nov. 20. Eliot
Lauer, one of the two lawyers who have been working pro bono for the
past 15 years to free Mr. Pollard, called his client on Tuesday with the
Turkey drawn into vortex of violence
Al-Monitor.com - A sudden escalation of attacks against police and the
military after the Suruc suicide bombing prompts fears that the
cease-fire with the Kurds has ended
U.S. News, Politics & Government
At least 192 labs accidentally received live anthrax say the Pentagon
Russia Today - The Pentagon has admitted that a US Army lab accidentally
shipped live anthrax to at least 192 laboratories over the past decade.
The figure is more than double the number the agency reported in June.
The agency said on Monday that the list now includes labs in all 50
states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and
Washington, DC. The labs received live anthrax because of ineffective
sterilization methods for killing the deadly bacteria. Seven foreign
countries also received the shipments, including Australia, Canada,
Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and the UK, according to the
Department of Defense’s Laboratory Review site.
U.S. military sees more use of laser, microwave weapons
Reuters - The U.S. military has made strides in developing lasers,
microwaves and other directed energy weapons, and could soon use them
more widely, top armed forces officials and U.S. lawmakers told an
industry conference on Tuesday. The officials described weapons that are
in various stages of development and testing by the U.S. Navy, Marine
Corps, Air Force and Army, but said more work was needed to scale up the
technology for larger weapons, develop tactics for their use, and ensure
Nursing Student Expelled for Questioning Directives To Lie About
The Liberty Beacon - Nichole Rolfe (formerly Bruff) was expelled from
the nursing program at Baker College in 2013 for “harassment of staff.”
Rolfe readily admits that she had respectfully questioned two of her
teachers during classroom discussions when each of them instructed the
students to use diversion, misinformation, threats, and blatant lies to
coerce their patients (not theoretical patients- current hospital
patients) to comply with vaccination demands. Within two weeks of these
incidences, Rolfe was expelled from the program with no warning, no
recourse, and no right to appeal.
Amazon wants air space for delivery drones
MSN.com - Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special
zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to
Dissenting doctors put on big pharma ‘hit list’
NaturalHealth365 - It’s another dark chapter in the sordid history
of big pharma: doctors who did not praise a new anti-inflammatory
medication manufactured by Merck were put on a type of ‘hit list’ in an
effort to discredit or otherwise harass them. The list was revealed only
when a series of emails among Merck executives were utilized during
testimony in a 2009 Australian class action suit involving one of the
company’s anti-inflammatory medications.
But, was this an isolated incident? Not hardly. In fact, the emails were
part of a broader campaign to falsely promote the effectiveness and
safety of the drug Vioxx, which was launched in 1999 and voluntarily
removed from the market in 2004 amidst concerns it increased the risk of
a heart attack. Unfortunately, the potential for similar activities
today among drug companies is still very real.
Kerry Warns U.S. Congress Scrapping Iran Deal Would Mean Path to Nuclear
New York Times - Secretary of State John Kerry intensified efforts on
Tuesday to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and convince
U.S. lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a
weapon and access to billions of dollars from collapsed sanctions. Days
after tough questioning by lawmakers at an emotional Senate hearing,
Kerry sharpened his response to criticism that the deal's provisions
were temporary and would not prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear
weapon in the long run.
Majority of Americans oppose compensating Israel over Iran accord
PressTV - A great majority of Americans oppose the provision of any
special compensation to Israel for its concern over the nuclear
agreement with Iran, a new poll shows. Only 7.9 percent of respondents
said they support increasing annual US aid to Israel from $3.5 billion
to $5 billion. Furthermore, the survey found that just 4.1 percent of
Americans agree with giving Israel deep penetrating “bunker buster”
bombs, 4 percent support providing Israel with B-52 bombers, and 3.4
percent support releasing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.
Trump Explains His Appeal: 'People Are Tired...Of These Incompetent
CNSNews.com) - Why are you doing so well in the polls? Fox News's Sean
Hannity asked Donald Trump on Monday night. "I think people are tired,
really tired, of these incompetent politicians where it's all talk, no
action," Trump said. He added that he didn't really want to run for
president because he enjoys being a successful businessman, but given
the direction of the country, he felt he had no choice.
Chevron to lay off 1,500 workers amidst oil price slump
MSN.com - Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil company, said on
Tuesday it would lay off 1,500 employees, about 2 percent of its global
work force, as it trims costs to offset declining crude prices. Nearly
all of the layoffs will be in Texas, where the company has expanded in
recent years to develop land in the Permian shale formation, and
California, where Chevron is headquartered. Fifty international
employees will be laid off and roughly 600 contractor positions will be
canceled, the company said in a statement.
An Expert That Correctly Called The Last Two Stock Market Crashes Is Now
Predicting Another One
InfoWars - A well-respected financial expert that correctly predicted
the last two stock market crashes is now warning that we are right on
the verge of the next one. John Hussman is a former professor of
economics and international finance at the University of Michigan, and
the information in his latest weekly market comment is staggering. Since
1970, there have only been a handful of times when a combination of
market signals that Hussman uses have indicated that a major market peak
has been reached. In 1972, 2000 and 2007 each of those peaks was
followed by a dramatic stock market crash. Now, for the first time since
the last financial crisis, all four of those signals appeared once again
during the week of July 17th. If Hussman’s analysis is correct, this
could very well mean that the next great stock market crash in the
United States is imminent.
The Top 24 Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Prevent Disease - Researchers at the University of South Carolina,
including James Hebert, ScD, and Philip Cavicchia, PhD, scored foods and
food components thought to positively or negatively affect levels of
inflammation, based on a review of peer-reviewed studies relating to
diet and inflammation that were published between 1950 and 2007. Since
then, new research is bringing the index closer to "prime time"--ready
to be used in epidemiological and clinical studies.
While Mandatory Vaccination Laws Are Enacted, Vaccine Injury
Compensation Program Is Failing
Health Impact News - It is illogical for the state to pass laws unfairly
punishing healthy unvaccinated children by preventing them from getting
a school education, and punishing unvaccinated adults by preventing them
from being employed as health or child care workers while millions of
children and adults infected with hepatitis B and C, HIV, syphilis and
gonorrhea and other transmittable infectious diseases are allowed to go
to school and be employed without facing similar discrimination and
segregation from society.
Top 10 toxic ingredients used by McDonald's
Natural News - The global addiction to McDonald's is frightening, and
assuming that McDonald's isn't going away anytime soon, then perhaps it
is time you know some of the toxic ingredients that can be found in a
typical McDonald's menu.
McDonald's begins closing restaurants across U.S. as clean food movement
Natural News - Finally our efforts to avoid processed foods and
Frankenfoods are paying off. For the first time in decades McDonald's is
struggling and has to close more restaurants than it opens after
worldwide drops in sales. According to an Associated Press review of
McDonald's regulatory filings, this hasn't happened since 1970.
- July 28, 2015 - Today in History:
1914 - World War I began.
1919 - American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of
the British Parliament.
1925 - The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to map
out strategy concerning World War II.
1953 - New York City began 11 days without newspapers due to a strike of
1963 - U.S. President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be
renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name
was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.
1964 - The U.S. launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on
a course set for Mars.
1978 - The Iranian government banned religious marches.
1983 - The space shuttle Columbia took off with the STS-9 Spacelab in
its cargo bay.
1992 - In Bosnia-Herzegovina, 137 tons of food and supplies were to be
delivered to the isolated town of Srebrenica.
1994 - Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed to death
in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.
1994 - Norwegian voters rejected European Union membership.
1995 - U.S. President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended
the federal 55 mph speed limit.
2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Sonia Sotomayor to be the
first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
2010 - WikiLeaks released to the public more than 250,000 U.S.
diplomatic cables. About 100,000 were marked "secret" or "confidential."
Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS
Yahoo News - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and
the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major
powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he
will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S. concerns about
China's pursuit of territorial claims.
North Korea to U.S.: We Will Beat You
InfoWars - North Korean officials warned the United States that another
war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a
surrender document as the country marked Monday’s anniversary of the
armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades
US Behind Migration Crisis in Europe says Putin
sputnikNews - The United States stands at the origin of many problems
that the European Union faces at the moment, including the problem of
migration, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with
Swiss RTS television channel on Monday.
Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam is sentenced to death for war crimes
DailyMail - The son of Libya's former dictator Colonel Gaddafi has been
sentenced to death in absentia after he was found guilty of committing
war crimes in the Libyan Civil War. Saif al-Islam is currently being
held by a former rebel group in the Libyan town of Zintan after he
attempted to cross the desert into neighbouring Niger. Saif spoke to the
court via a video link after his captors refused to allow him to leave
Zintan and attend the trial in Tripoli.
al-Islam and eight other associates were sentenced to death by firing
squad after being found guilty of ordering the brutal suppression of
demonstrations during the bloody uprising.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Hacker Reveals Details Behind Planned Parenthood Breach
InfoWars - A hacking group known as 3301 breached the website of
abortion-provider Planned Parenthood Sunday evening, obtaining
everything from employee names to email addresses.
Update: Preliminary Report Blames Death of Child Found Inside Hot
Springs Car on Heat
Arkansas Matters - HOT SPRINGS, AR - Police have released the unofficial
cause of death of the little boy found dead inside his father's car on
Friday. In a news release issued Monday, the Hot Springs Police
Department (HSPD) said the State Crime Lab's preliminary report found
that the child's death was caused by excessive heat. An official cause
of death will not come for another few weeks when toxicology reports are
US to Send More Troops and Aircraft to Turkey to Combat ISIS
Military.com - The U.S. will be sending more Air Force personnel and
aircraft to Turkey to combat ISIS but plans for a no-fly zone over the
Syria-Turkey border remain on hold, Pentagon officials said Monday.
University of California Students Now Have Six Different Genders They
Can Choose From
The Blaze - Students filling out applications for the University of
California system can now choose between six different genders to
identify themselves. Asked the question, “How do you describe yourself?”
prospective students can choose from the following: “male, female, trans
male/trans man, trans female/trans woman, gender queer/gender
non-conforming and different identity.”
Seattle raises minimum wage to $15, workers demand FEWER HOURS to keep
their WELFARE BENEFITS!
Wounded American Warrior - This is amazing. When Seattle raised their
minimum wage to $15 I predicted, along with many other conservatives,
that there would be lost jobs and raised prices on goods and services.
But I don’t think any of us would predict that workers would ask for
fewer hours of employment just to keep their welfare benefits!!
Treasure Hunters Find Over $1 Million Worth of Shipwrecked Spanish Gold
off the Florida Coast
A Florida family of professional treasure hunters has struck gold after
discovering over $1 million worth of coins and jewelry in a huge Spanish
shipwreck from the 18th century, Florida Today reports.
Ailing Vets Sue, Say Toxic Burn Pits Cost Them Their Health
Military.com - Hundreds of soldiers who've come home from wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan now are battling the very companies that helped operate
their base camps, claiming constant exposure to toxins from open-air
burn pits has wrecked their health. The companies being sued say their
work was critical to America's war effort, not a detriment to American
soldiers. One company summed up its position in an email last week: "KBR
provided a critical service to the Army under dangerous conditions, and
to the exacting standards of the Army's guidelines and contract for
waste disposal. KBR personnel performed admirably under extreme
conditions to safely and effectively dispose of tons of waste material.
We will vigorously defend any allegations to the contrary."
China stock exodus: When will it end?
MSNBC - The stampede out of Chinese equities resumed on Tuesday morning,
with analysts cautioning that there is no clear end in sight to the
dramatic market rout. On Tuesday morning, the central bank used
reverse-repurchase agreements to pump 50 billion yuan into the banking
system – the largest amount of funds through open market operations
since July 7 – and said it would use various monetary tools to maintain
appropriate levels of liquidity, according to Reuters.
Greek Capital Controls To Remain For Months As Germany Pushes For
Bail-In Of Large Greek Depositors
InfoWars - Two weeks ago we explained why Greek banks, which Greece no
longer has any direct control over having handed over the keys to their
operations to the ECB as part of Bailout #3’s terms, are a “strong sell”
at any price: due to the collapse of the local economy as a result of
the velocity of money plunging to zero thanks to capital controls which
just had their 1 month anniversary, bank Non-Performing Loans, already
at €100 billion (out of a total of €210 billion in loans), are rising at
a pace as high as €1 billion per day (this was confirmed when the IMF
boosted Greece’s liquidity needs by €25 billion in just two weeks), are
rising at a pace unseen at any time in modern history.
Nasa’s biggest ever rocket gets closer to reality: Agency completes
review of Space Launch System to send humans to Mars
Daily Mail- In 2018, Nasa will launch the Orion spacecraft using the
largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built; the Space Launch
System (SLS). Now, Nasa has completed a major design review of for the
first of three configurations planned for SLS, referred to as SLS Block
New Pharma Vaccine Bill Quietly Passes House
The Edgy Truth - Right on the heels of California passing mandatory
vaccine laws, here comes the 2015 Cures Act, a Big Pharma bill that has
the support of the FDA. It made it through the House on July 10th.
The bill gives Big Pharma 9 billion dollars and the FDA 5 million
dollars to develop even less safe vaccines. It completely lowers
standards for safety.
8 Ways to Incorporate Salad Sprouts into Healthy Meals
Health Iimpact News - We all know that salad sprouts are good for us,
especially when we take the time to grow them at home. What’s more is
that in the process we’re literally growing food in our own kitchen.
It’s a simple, doable process that anyone can follow with a little time
and some good seeds. Using all of those sprouts is another story.
Staring down a big bowl of fresh sprouts can make you wonder how you
will find nutritious and tasty ways to use them all. In the traditional
foods kitchen, there are myriad ways in which to incorporate them –
mostly raw, some cooked, but all unique and delicious.
South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak
Yahoo News - South Korea on Tuesday declared an end to a deadly outbreak
of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people,
triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest
economy. Addressing a meeting of government officials in Seoul, Prime
Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn said the danger posed by what was the biggest
outbreak of the virus outside Saudi Arabia was over. "After weighing
various circumstances, the medical personnel and the government judge
that the people can now be free from worry," Hwang said.
‘Look at me son, I’m talking to you': Cop’s unique ‘Crime Stoppers’
video goes viral
Fox13 - A police officer in Louisiana is on his way to viral fame after
his unusual but also heartwarming “Crime Stoppers” video about a man who
burglarized a restaurant popular with local police was posted online,
and Lieutenant Higgins says the folks at Stelly’s exemplify Southern
- July 27, 2015 - Today in History:
1775 - Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of
the Continental Army.
1777 - The marquis of Lafayette arrived in New England to help the
rebellious American colonists fight the British.
1789 - The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the U.S.
Congress. The agency was later known as the Department of State.
1804 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With
the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a
Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
1921 - Canadian biochemist Frederick Banting and associates announced
the discovery of the hormone insulin.
1944 - U.S. troops completed the liberation of Guam.
1947 - The World Water Ski Organization was founded in Geneva,
1953 - The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at
1955 - The Allied occupation of Austria ended.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson sent an additional 5,000 advisers
to South Vietnam.
1965 - In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act
was signed into law. The law required health warnings on all cigarette
1967 - U.S. President Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess
the causes of the violence in the wake of urban rioting.
1974 - The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon.
1995 - The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC,
by U.S. President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.
1999 - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery completed a five-day mission
commanded by Air Force Col. Eileen Collins. It was the first shuttle
mission to be commanded by a woman.
2003 - It was reported by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) that
there was no monster in Loch Ness. The investigation used 600 separate
sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to trawl the loch.
Reports of sightings of the "Loch Ness Monster" began in the 6th
2006 - Intel Corp introduced its Core 2 Duo microprocessors.
Turkey airstrikes against ISIS: New effort to create Syrian ‘safe zones’
Christian Science Monitor - Turkey and the US have agreed to launch a
military action plan to clear the Turkish-Syrian border of militant
groups and create what will become ‘safe zones’ or ‘Islamic State (ISIS)
free zones.’ Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the
announcement Saturday as Turkish fighter jets continue to attack ISIS
targets in northern Syria, Reuters reports. "When areas in northern
Syria are cleared of the [ISIS] threat, the safe zones will be formed
naturally," Mr. Cavusoglu told a news conference. "We have always
defended safe zones and no-fly zones in Syria. People who have been
displaced can be placed in those safe zones."
U.S.-Turkey deal aims to create ‘safe zone’ in northwest Syria
Turkey: Kurdish forces not targeted in Syria offensive
Aljazeera News - Turkey has said its military is not targeting Syrian
Kurds, after Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said tanks shelled
Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria. Ankara on Monday said it was
investigating the reports of shelling. If confirmed, it would be the
most serious incident yet of Turkey targeting Kurdish-controlled areas
in the Syrian conflict.
UK Government Admits 250,000 Porn Websites Visited On Parliament PCs
Zero Hedge - Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by the Daily
Express, RT reports, over 247,000 attempts were made to visit X-rated
websites from the UK Parliament’s computer network last year, with the
numbers spiking during parliamentary recess in April...
13 Nations Arrive in Moscow to Battle in Tank Biathlon
Sputnik News - Moscow is gearing up to host its annual tank biathlon,
which will take place in the village of Alabino, close to Moscow, with
participants from 13 countries on four continents taking part in the
India Tightens Pakistan Border Control After Punjab Attack
Sputnik News - Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that authorities
have tightened control on the border with Pakistan after a terrorist
Obama holds talks on security, human rights in Ethiopia
AP - President Barack Obama huddled with Ethiopia's leaders Monday for
talks on counterterrorism, human rights and regional security issues,
including the crisis in neighboring South Sudan.
Britain's Secret Deadly Experiments On Public Exposed In New Book
Your News Wire - A new book by author Ulf Schmidt reveals that the UK
government conducted simulated biological attacks on unsuspecting
members of the public, involving poisons such as anthrax and hydrogen
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Marshals raid Sheriff Joe's office
World Net Daily - A judge on Friday ordered the seizure of
identification documents and computer hard drives from Sheriff Joe
Arpaio’s office, and chastised his attorneys for failing to turn over
the evidence, requested months ago in a racial-profiling case against
the Arizona lawman.
Census Bureau Database Hacked-You Have NO Privacy
Washington Times - Hackers have breached a computer network used by the
U.S. Census Bureau and have made off with “non-confidential” information
from a government database that has since been published online, the
Woman who killed alleged serial killer recounts final fight
CBS News - Police in West Virginia seem to have quite the case on their
hands: a man killed by a woman he attacked in her home may have been a
serial killer himself. But why is this not being covered in the main
Psychiatric Drugs To Blame For Lafayette Shooting?
YourNewsWire.com - The Lafayette shooter, John Russell Houser, who
killed two people and injured nine others at an LA movie theater had
been prescribed antidepressant medication, his estranged wife has
Another Florida Doctor Murdered, Bringing Total to 8 Dead & 5 Missing in
Just the Last Month
The Free Thought Project - While all of these deaths could be nothing
more than strange coincidences, we’d be remiss in not noting the fact
that all of the doctors mentioned, sans Dr. Gonzales, practiced in the
Southeastern United States, specifically in the Florida/Georgia region.
Do you think these deaths are simply a strange coincidence or that
perhaps something more sinister is transpiring?
7 dead Doctors all linked to extensive research on autism
Group To Unveil Satan Statue In Detroit During ‘Largest Public Satanic
Ceremony In History’
CBS Detroit News - A Satanic organization unveiled a controversial
bronze Baphomet sculpture in Detroit just before midnight on Saturday,
after trying in vain to have it installed near a 10 Commandments
monument in Oklahoma.
Police pepper spray crowd after 'Black Lives Matter' conference
USA Today - Several streets were closed late Sunday afternoon near
Cleveland State University after a crowd of people were pepper sprayed
by local law enforcement. Activists from around the country met in
Cleveland for a "Black Lives Matter" conference this weekend. Also in
the conference were local activists and even members of the Cleveland 8:
the 8 people who instead on waiting for a grand jury in the Tamir Rice
case, went straight to a judge.
Devastated Parents of Children Medically Kidnapped in Virginia Fight
MedicalKidnap.com - A nightmare story that has become all too familiar
to those of us at Health Impact News, parents in Virginia reached out to
us to expose a corrupt system that has ravaged families all across
America, and is completely out of control. Trying to find solutions to
medical problems for their family, these parents did what families all
across the United States do every day: they took their children to see
medical doctors. Not finding solutions to their family illness, these
parents pressed on to find answers. The result was that they were
allegedly accused of having a mental disorder, Munchausen Syndrome by
Proxy, and even denied medical care. Worse, their children were
terrorized and kidnapped out of the hospital by force.
EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours
after launching global-warming push – and she's using a FRENCH aircraft
that burns 347 gallons of fuel every hour!
Daily Mail - Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential
campaign's push to solve global warming through an aggressive
carbon-cutting plan, she sauntered up the steps of a 19-seat private jet
in Des Moines, Iowa.
The aircraft, a Dassault model Falcon 900B, burns 347 gallons of fuel
per hour. And like all Dassault business jets, Hillary's ride was made
The Trump-esque transportation costs $5,850 per hour to rent, according
to the website of Executive Fliteways, the company that owns it.
And she has used the same plane before, including on at least one trip
for speeches that brought her $500,000 in fees.
Remains of 36 unidentified Marines from WWII battle return
Breitbart- The military and a private organization are bringing home the
remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War II’s bloodiest battles.
US stocks eye China slide, earnings
Yahoo News - U.S. stock markets are expected to open lower on Monday,
hurt by a sharp selloff in Chinese stocks with earnings reports, data
and this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve also in focus.
Chrysler hit with record fine by US regulators
BBC News - US regulators have imposed a record fine of $105m (£67.6m) on
Fiat Chrysler over recall failures. Under the agreement with the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker will also
offer to buy back as many as 1.5 million vehicles.
Oncologist sentenced to 45 years in prison for wrongly diagnosing and
administering chemo to patients
Blacklisted news - This unfortunate account shows how far some doctors
will go just to receive some financial kickbacks. The ‘sick care’
industry is a big money maker for pharmaceutical companies. While some
health care practitioners have begun to recognize the importance of diet
and lifestyle and now recommend preventive care as a main form of
‘medicine’, others have wrongly benefited from vulnerable patients and
traded their integrity as physicians for profit.
Fact or Myth: Is There a Link Between Nutrition and Mental Health?
Underground Health Reporter - While there’s a wealth of evidence that
proves how important a balanced diet is to your physical health,
scientists have only recently begun exploring the link between nutrition
and mental health. A new scientific review published June 2015 in The
Lancet Psychiatry calls attention to the importance of nutrition in
supporting mental health
Blowing the Whistle on Personal-Care Products
The problem is that most body-care products contain materials that would
require hazmat training and personal protective equipment in an
industrial setting. Yet we freely apply these substances to our skin and
put them in our mouths.
How to Make Homemade Lacto-Fermented Crunchy Dill Pickles
Health Impact News - Besides the health benefits, one of the many
wonders of using lactic acid fermentation as a means of preserving food
is its versatility. While this recipe has that perfect dill and garlic
cucumber pickle flavor, the recipe can be applied to any similar organic
vegetable coming from the garden or market such as zucchini, yellow
summer squash, Swiss chard stems, and even organic watermelon rinds. One
of the more important facets of learning the art of vegetable
fermentation is to be able to identify when a vegetable has fully
15 Top Wild Edibles That Can Save You in the Wild
Natural Blaze - What are the best wild edibles that you can find and
identify easily in an emergency that may be growing nearby and all
around you? Some of these wild edibles can be found in several regions,
are easy to prepare (we include instructions) and have a higher calorie
31 Long-Forgotten Native American Medical Cures
Off The Grid News - A list of indigenous plants, trees, fruits and
flowers unique to North America that have surprising benefits as defined
by Native American tribes. If and when times are tough, it might be good
to keep some of these ancient cures in mind. They also are good for
everyday needs when you consider how effective some of them can be.
- July 24, 2015 - Today in History:
1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the
valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
1847 - Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press.
1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union
after the U.S. Civil War.
1929 - U.S. President Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which
renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth "Fireside
1948 - Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The
U.S.-British airlift began the following day.
1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific
1974 - The Supreme Court ruled that President Nixon had to turn over
subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special
1987 - Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Hulda became
the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak.
2002 - The U.S. House expelled Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, who had
been convicted of bribery, racketeering and tax evasion.
Recent Turkey-Syria Border Clashes A Bad Omen Of Invasion?
Brandon Turbeville - On Thursday (July 23, 2015), Turkey scrambled
fighter jets and launched a small amount of ground forces into Syrian
territory after clashes with ISIS fighters on the Turkey-Syria border.
Some are now wondering if the incident is an omen of a coming attack on
Syria’s northern region. The Turkish military claims that a Turkish
border unit was attacked by 5 ISIS fighters armed with a rocket launcher
and Kalishnikovs. The Turkish army unit reported that it had seized the
weapons, killed one of the fighters, and destroyed three vehicles. “The
Daesh [Isis] terrorist who opened fire on our staff was killed and his
ammunition was seized. […] Three vehicles belonging to the Daesh
terrorists have been severely damaged in a fire attack,” the Turkish
army statement said.
VIDEO: European drug makers give positive review of malaria vaccine for
'Africa only' with efficacy rates as low as 15%
Time - The World's first malaria vaccine got a major push forward on
Friday morning. Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline announced that a European
Medicines Agency (EMA) committee has given a positive recommendation for
the company’s vaccine for malaria called Mosquirix (scientifically known
as RTS,S). The drug is intended for children ages six weeks to 17 months
living in Sub-Saharan Africa. After 18 months, GSK reported that the
vaccine had about 46% efficacy against clinical malaria and 36% efficacy
against severe malaria in kids ages five to 17 months. In babies ages
six to 12 weeks, the drug had a 27% efficacy against clinical malaria
and 15% against severe malaria.
US to use Turkish airbases in war against ISIS says reports
RT - Turkey has agreed to allow US drones and bombers to launch
airstrikes against Islamic State targets from two airbases near the
Syrian border, according to multiple reports. US officials called the
decision a “game changer” in the conflict with ISIS. Several US news
outlets, including Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal and the New York
Times reported on the agreement Thursday. While the White House and the
Pentagon refused to comment, citing operational security concerns,
government officials speaking on condition of anonymity told the New
York Times that Turkey has agreed to allow the US to launch air strikes
from the bases at Incirlik and Pirinclik.
No grounds to keep Russia sanctions in place – French MPs visiting
RT - There are no grounds to keep Russia sanctions in place, said member
of the French National Assembly Thierry Mariani, who heads the
parliamentary delegation currently on a two-day visit to Crimea. As the
US is lifting Cuba blockades, I see no reasons for Europe to keep Russia
sanctions in place,” Mariani told reporters after speaking at the
Crimean Parliament in Simferopol on Thursday. He added that he felt the
effect of sanctions as the delegation’s mobile phones stopped operating
because European companies refuse to provide service in the area.
Iran preparing to enter WTO, set up preferential trade with EU
RT - Iran wants to join the World Trade Organization after putting the
final signatures on a nuclear deal with the six world powers. Tehran is
also interested in a preferential trade deal with the EU, says Industry
Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh. "Iran is preparing to join the WTO,
and one political obstacle has already been overcome. Tehran is also
interested in the negotiations with the EU and Central Asian countries
in establishing preferential treatment in trade," said Nematzadeh
Thursday, speaking at a conference on investment and trade between Iran
and the EU in Vienna.
Copper, China And World Trade Are All Screaming That The Next Economic
Crisis Is Here
Economic Collapse - Copper is referred to as “Dr. Copper” because it
does such an excellent job of indicating where economic conditions are
heading next. We saw this in 2008, when the price of copper started
crashing big time in the months leading up to the stock market
Shock Report: China Dumps Half a Trillion Dollars: “Something Is Very,
Mac Slavo - [...] a shocking report from Zero Hedge suggests otherwise.
According to one of the world’s leading financial web sites, major
banking institutions like JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs have been
left speechless after the release of new data coming out of China. The
news isn’t necessarily that China just reported a massive increase in
its gold holdings of some 600 tons, but rather, that they have actively
dumped hundreds of billions of dollars worth of U.S. Treasuries over the
last 15 months, with some $224 billion having been offloaded in just the
last 90 days.
'Mutant' daisies near Fukushima spark new radiation worries
RT - Deformed daisies spotted near Japan's Fukushima province where a
disastrous nuclear power plant meltdown took place in 2011, have sparked
new worries of radiation-induced mutations. But not all experts think
contamination has affected the flowers. he city of Nasushiobara is well
over 100 kilometers from Fukushima and reported levels of radiation in
the area remain normal and suitable for living. However, here is a photo
taken by a Japanese Twitter user @san_kaido of several flowers with
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Gunman Kills Four, Injures Seven at Louisiana Theater
Reason - KTLATwenty minutes into last night's 7 p.m. showing of
the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck at the Grand 16 multiplex in
Lafayette, Louisiana, a man stood up and began firing a handgun
at the audience of about 100 people, killing three and injuring
seven before killing himself. The theater complex was evacuated,
and so was a nearby apartment building as police detonated a
suspicious package in the shooter's car that they worried might
be a bomb.... Police have identified the shooter, a 58-year-old
white man, but have not released his name yet. Lafayette Police
Chief Jim Craft said the man had a criminal record, "but it
looks like it's pretty old." Per The New York Times, Craft "said
it was too soon to know his motive.
CNN Wastes Little Time, Rushes to Invoke Gun Control in
Lafayette Shooting Coverage
TTIP: A Corporate Lobbying Paradise – Which Businesses Are
Pushing Most for EU-US Trade Deal?
Global Research - Which businesses are pushing most for the
proposed EU-US trade deal TTIP? Who’s influencing EU
negotiators? Corporate Europe Observatory’s eight new
info-graphics reveal the corporate lobby behind the TTIP talks.
When preparing the mandate for the negotiations on TTIP, and in
the first important months of the talks themselves (January 2012
to February 2014), the European Commission’s trade department
(DG Trade) had 597 behind-closed-door meetings with lobbyists to
discuss the negotiations, according to internal Commission files
obtained via access to information requests. 528 of those
meetings (88%) were with business lobbyists while only 53 (9%)
were with public interest groups. So, for every meeting with a
trade union or consumer group, there were 10 with companies and
industry federations. The rest of the meetings were with other
actors such as public institutions and academics. In total, DG
Trade met 288 lobby groups in the early phase of the TTIP talks
– 250 of them from the private sector.
Chattanooga Hoax? Victim Reported Dead Years Before Shooting
Activist Post - The Chattanooga shooting inspired an influential
former general to call for internment camps for thought
radicals. Pretty outrageous, I know. Imagine how sinister that
agenda would be if the Chattanooga shooting is proven to be a
scripted hoax? YouTube researchers MattyD 4 Truth and PROVE ME
WRONG have uncovered records that appear to show at least one of
the Chattanooga victims died years before the latest "mass
shooter" media event. The establishment media is running
dramatic stories of Lance Corporal Skip Wells' last words to his
girlfriend, but perhaps those last words were spoken in 2004. A
strikingly similar looking Marine Lance Corporal Larry L. Wells
was reported to have been killed in Iraq in 2004, according to
Washington Post's Faces of the Fallen. Screenshot saved below in
case they remove the page.
Report: 87 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants To Remain In U.S.
Breitbart - An estimated 87 percent of illegal immigrants in the
United States will not face a threat of deportation from the
U.S. and have “a degree of protection” due to President Obama’s
executive actions on immigration enforcement, the Migration
Policy Institute concludes in a new report. The MPI report,
issued Thursday, highlights the impact of the new policy
guidance on immigration enforcement on the estimated 11 million
illegal immigrants in the U.S. — namely the Obama
administration’s move to replace the Secure Communities program
with the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP).
Houston: Another Person Found Hung In Texas Jail on Thursday
Cop Block - In what seems to be becoming an epidemic, yet
another person has been found dead in a Texas jail, supposedly
another suicide by hanging.... The most recent incident happened
in the Houston 61 Riesner jail. A 38 year old Asian male was
‘found’ dead, allegedly hung by his own pants. He had been
booked in the jail 12 hours earlier for possession of a
substance and passed a mental health examination meant to screen
for potentially suicidal individuals.... The recent rash of jail
cell suicide by hangings has come into national focus recently
after the death of Sandra Bland. Bland was also found dead of an
apparent hanging suicide in the Waller County Jail after a Texas
State Trooper pulled her over and escalated a stop for ‘failure
to signal a turn’.
Shocking Video Shows LAPD Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair with 3
Bean Bag Rounds and a Taser
Free Thought Project - The LAPD is facing criticism after a
video surfaced that shows them firing beanbag rounds at a man in
a wheelchair and then hitting him with a taser. According to
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith, the man in the wheelchair, Christopher
Adam Zareck, 43, swung a pole at police when they tried to take
him into custody. mPolice were called to the scene around 7:00
pm last Friday after a man reported that he’d been in an
altercation with Zareck. Ironically enough, the man claiming
he’d been in an altercation with Zareck said he successfully
defended himself against the wheelchair-bound man. However,
nearly a dozen officers were deployed to stop this one man.
Armed Marine vet standing guard outside recruiting center told
to leave or he’ll be arrested
Bizpac Review - A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed
Forces Recruiting Center has been told he is no longer welcome
and ordered off the property. Matthew Benack took up a sentry
post outside the Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in response to
the deadly attack on five members of the U.S. military last week
in Chattanooga, Tenn., WNCT reported. Police said the vet was
within his constitutional rights to have a loaded weapon outside
the center as long as the unidentified property owner gave
permission. Benack said the owner, represented by Coldwell
Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners, initially allowed him to
be there, but changed her mind. He was asked to leave Tuesday by
the property management firm.
House passes anti-GMO labeling law
Reuters - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a
hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of
foods made with genetically engineered crops, including
pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont.
Dubbed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by supporters,
but the "Deny Americans the Right to Know" or DARK Act, by
opponents, the measure was approved 275-150 with 45 Democrats
voting for the bill. House passage marks a victory for food and
agricultural companies that have lobbied for the bill, and a
blow to opponents, which include consumer, health and
environmental groups and organic food industry players.
Representatives that voted for H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food
Labeling Act of 2015
Male Feminist: Men Who Enjoy BBQs Are Oppressing Women
Paul Joseph Watson - BBQs reinforce gender roles and “the stain
of unintentional masculine cliché.” Slate writer and male
feminist Jacob Brogan thinks that men should feel guilty for
enjoying the inherently misogynistic past time of grilling food
on a BBQ. Again I have to remind you – this is not an article
out of the Onion, this is not a parody. This is yet another
illustration of the ‘everything is sexist/racist’ mental illness
that has infected public discourse thanks to social justice
warriors. In an article subtitled, “I’m a feminist. I’m a dude.
And I hate that I love to grill,” Brogan writes how he’s,
“Uncomfortable with the pleasure I take in something so
conventionally masculine. “At such moments, I get the sense that
I’ve fallen into a societal trap, one that reaffirms gender
roles I’ve spent years trying to undo. The whole business feels
retrograde, a relic of some earlier, less inclusive era.”
VIDEO: GOP Elites Plot to Bar Frontrunner Trump From Debate
Breitbart - As if we need more proof of how tone deaf and
self-destructive GOP elites can be towards their most reliable
voters, the New York Times reports that at a weekend meeting of
the Republican Governors Association there was an attempt by
some “donors and operatives” to come up with a plan to bar
current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump from the
Trump threatens independent run, on sidelines of border visit
Trump: Border Patrol Agents That Canceled Tour Are 'Being
"Despite the great danger, Mr. Trump is traveling to Laredo, TX
to proceed with the visit to the border. It is unfortunate the
local union of Border Patrol Agents received pressure at the
national level not to participate and ultimately pulled out of
today’s event. They are being silenced, and are very unhappy
about it, as told directly to Mr. Trump," he said in his
Thursday statement. "It can only be assumed that there are
things the politicians in Washington to not want Americans to
see or discuss. It shows that we are not even safe in our own
country. It's time to face these hard truths and Make America
Caught on Camera: Illegals Smuggle Drugs Into Laredo Before
Paul Joseph Watson - As Donald Trump prepared to arrive in
Laredo for a tour of the US border, Infowars captured astounding
footage which shows illegals sneaking across the Rio Grande
river before they frantically throw huge bags of drugs into a
vehicle and swim back to Mexico. Infowars reporters Joe Biggs
and Josh Owens traveled to Laredo to cover Trump’s highly
publicized visit. While recording footage of the Rio Grande
river, which forms part of the Mexico–US border, Owens spotted
illegals crossing the water in the distance on rafts and began
to film. The clip then shows an individual holding open the
trunk of a red Ford Explorer before four illegals frantically
run up carrying huge packs of what are almost certainly drugs
before quickly throwing them into the vehicle and fleeing back
towards Mexico. The vehicle then drives into America as one of
the smugglers glances back towards Biggs and Owens.
Desperate to Stay Relevant, Hillary Jumps on “Black Lives
Kurt Nimmo - Following the charade during the Netroots Nation
2015 Presidential Town Hall held at the Phoenix Convention
Center where candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders were
shouted down by Black Lives Matter activists, top Democrat
Hillary Clinton has vowed to take up the mantle of race and
VA struggling with promise to end long benefits waits this year
Reveal News - And despite making inroads over the last two years
in streamlining the system for compensating conditions such as
service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer, the
VA is back to square one in some ways. At the time of Obama’s
2009 inauguration, more than 400,000 veterans were waiting to
learn whether they qualified for benefits. Four years later,
their ranks had more than doubled. At the end of June, about
360,000 veterans were waiting.... Through it all, the VA
exhibited an extreme lack of consistency, with veterans facing
radically different waits for benefits depending on where they
lived. A map created by CIR has tracked that phenomenon for the
last three years. Click here to view the map
Delusional MSM Reports Americans Enjoying Unprecedented Level Of
Job Security, Unemployment Checks Plummet To 42-Year Low
GovtSlaves - Six years after a brutal recession that wiped out
more than 8.5 million jobs, Americans are now enjoying a nearly
unprecedented level of job security. The number of people
seeking U.S. unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest in
nearly 42 years. Applications for jobless benefits are a proxy
for layoffs, so the low level indicates that employers are
keeping their staffs and likely hiring at a steady pace. Weekly
applications for unemployment benefits fell 26,000 to 255,000,
the fewest since November 1973, the Labor Department said
Thursday. If the data were adjusted for the growth of the U.S.
population since then, last week’s figure would likely be an
Missouri nuclear plant shut down 2nd time in 8 months
KCCI 8 News - The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central
Missouri is shut down for the second time in eight months after
a "non-emergency" leak in the reaction control system. The
shutdown occurred at 1:15 a.m. Thursday at the plant near
Fulton. Jeff Trammel of St. Louis-based Ameren called it a
"minor steam leak." He said no one was hurt and there was no
risk to the public. Ameren officials are investigating the cause
of the leak. Trammel says it is unclear when the plant will
What Will Happen When Smart Meters Catch Fire on Natural Gas
Activist Post - Perhaps, no one has taken into consideration
that there’s a section of the PA Public Utility Commission Act
that expressly states utilities cannot cause harm to
customers... Sending RFs/EMFs and “dirty electricity” through a
home’s electrical wiring, plus fire-prone AMI SMs on the home’s
outside wall, certainly do not constitute safe! People are
telling us they can’t sleep at night worrying if their house
will catch on fire from the Smart Meter. No one should have to
live under such duress, I think.... Now, here’s PASMA’s Press
Release: PASMA receives numerous inquiries from gas utility
customers who are being pressured into permitting utilities to
retrofit AMI Smart Meters (SMs) on to both gas and water meters.
Customers’ concerns are especially warranted about gas meters,
specifically in view of the history of SMs arcing, catching fire
and/or exploding. What happens when an SM does that on a natural
gas line meter?
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Is NC Requiring Barcodes for Backyard Chicken Owners?
Natural Blaze - The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services is using the Midwestern poultry avian flu
outbreak as an opportunity to decree new requirements for
chicken farmers. These newly released rules - in case of a
potential event - have prompted small family farms, and backyard
chicken owners to wonder how cozy the Ag Commission wants to be
- and what happens if a quarantine is declared. 9 WNCT News
reports: All poultry owners are now required to register for an
NC Farm ID number, regardless of the number of birds owned. This
ID number will help the department to alert poultry owners about
outbreaks. Owners can register online after August 1.
6 Household Items That Make Starting Seeds Easy — And Cheap
Off the Grid News - When starting seeds, you probably head to
your local nursery or home improvement store and look through
seeds, or you take a peek at the latest seed catalogs. Then you
pick up a bag or two of soil and decide what you’re going to put
your seeds in while they grow. You can buy expensive
seed-starting inserts and propagation trays, or you can use
materials you already have around your house. Here are six items
in your home you can use to start seeds...
5 Surprising Items That Will Survive An ‘End-Of-The World’ EMP
Off the Grid News - We need to understand that an EMP only
damages solid state electronics. That means the stuff that’s
mounted to circuit boards inside radios, cell phones,
televisions, computers and other electronic devices. They simply
can’t handle the power of an EMP. Here are a few items that
likely will survive...
New Federal Bill Lowers Standards for Experimental Vaccine
Health Impact News - While California was being subjected to one
of the most aggressive and expensive state lobbying campaigns
ever mounted by the pharmaceutical industry in partnership with
medical trade associations funded by industry and government
that same lobby was pulling an even bigger fast one on the
American people in Washington, D.C. Here comes the 21st Century
Cures Act, which is a Pharma-driven bill blessed by the FDA that
seriously compromises the integrity of the FDA drug and vaccine
licensing process. The 362-page bill sailed through the U.S.
House of Representatives on July 10, 2015 and mandates that
about $9 billion dollars be given to NIH to develop more drugs
and vaccines and $550 million be given to the FDA to fast track
products to market. The 21st Century Cures Act is being sold as
a way for the FDA to quickly license experimental pharmaceutical
products for people suffering with rare or life threatening
diseases, whether or not those products have been adequately
The Biggest Difference Between Soybean Oil and Coconut Oil is
Obesity and Diabetes
Natasha Longo - Up to 80 percent of the oil consumed in the U.S.
today comes from soybeans, yet it is commonly hydrogenated and
causing more obesity and diabetes than even diets high in
fructose from sodas and processed foods. According to a just
published paper by scientists at the University of California,
Riverside, "Soybean oil is more obesogenic and diabetogenic than
coconut oil and fructose in mouse: potential role for the
liver," was published in the journal PLOS ONE.... While
marketers will have you believe that soy is beneficial because
our healthy Asian counterparts consume it regularly, this is
arguably one of the biggest nutritional myths out there. Asians
enjoy soy in its fermented state and in considerably smaller
quantities than we do.
10 reasons to eat cashews
STEPin2 - The cashew nut is a delicious nut that makes a great
snack. It is also great in salads and Asian stir-fry dishes, and
makes fantastic nut butter. Like most nuts, they are packed with
healthy fats and health benefits. Let’s take a look at 10
reasons to eat cashews.
Always Ask Your Vet This Question, No Matter How Minor the Surgery
Dr. Becker - The next time your canine companion needs a surgical
procedure, you might want to ask your veterinarian if he or she
administers IV fluids during every surgery, no matter how minor. A
recent study performed at the University of Pennsylvania School of
Veterinary Medicine points to the importance of administering IV fluids
during even minor surgery on pets. This is currently the recommended
standard of care, but isn’t practiced routinely in many veterinary
hospitals.... Anesthesia can inhibit the body’s ability to regulate
blood pressure, and the combination of fluid loss and anesthetic drugs
can result in a decrease in blood flow to and from the cells of your
FDA regulatory Double Standards: Guidance Document to Raw Pet Food
Susan Thixton - This is one of the worst examples of FDA regulatory
double standards I’ve ever seen. The agency is trying to hold one style
of pet food to a completely different standard than all other styles of
pet food. A FDA “guidance document” is written for industry and/or for
FDA representatives in the field. They are not law or regulation, they
are what the name implies – guidance for the intended reader. ... In the
FDA guidance document for raw meat pet food manufacturers, the agency
suggests that all raw meat pet food should be human grade.... For canned
pet food the FDA states “Pet food consisting of material from diseased
animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter, which is
in violation of 402(a)(5)… will … be considered fit for animal
- July 23, 2015 - Today in History:
1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction
at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.
1877 - The first municipal railroad passenger service began in
1904 - The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO.
1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the
killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute
led to World War I.
1938 - The first federal game preserve was approved by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. The area was 2,000 acres in Utah.
1945 - The first passenger train observation car was placed in service
by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
1954 - A law was passed that stated "The Secretary of the Navy is
authorized to repair, equip, and restore the United States Ship
Constitution, as far as may be practicable, to her original appearance,
but not for active service, and thereafter to maintain the United States
Ship Constitution at Boston, Massachusetts."
1958 - The submarine Nautilus departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, under
orders to conduct "Operation Sunshine." The mission was to be the first
vessel to cross the north pole by ship. The Nautils achieved the goal on
August 3, 1958.
1962 - The "Telstar" communications satellite sent the first live TV
broadcast to Europe.
1972 - The U.S. launched Landsat 1 (ERTS-1). It was the first
1984 - Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in her crown after it had
been discovered that nude photos of her had appeared in "Penthouse"
magazine. She was the first to resign the title.
1986 - Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster
Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.
1998 - U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than
50 "carbon-copy" mice, with a cloning technique.
2003 - Massachusetts' attorney general issued a report saying clergy
members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably sexually abused
more than 1,000 people over six decades.
The Passing of Holistic Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly;
patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped
thousands heal from cancer
NaturalNews.com - Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas
Gonzalez died earlier this morning, apparently from a heart attack,
according to reports Natural News has received from close friends. Dr.
Gonzalez is best known as a pioneering holistic cancer treatment doctor
who helped many thousands of people overcome cancer through the use of
complementary and holistic treatment protocols.
Pentagon Wants to Deploy Powerful Radars to Kiev
Sputnik News - The US defense agency still needs the White House
approval to make the delivery. Unlike the US hawks, the Obama
administration has been firmly against arming Kiev. The US leadership
seems to have sided with Russia and many European leaders, most notably
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who insisted that sending weapons to
Kiev would only make things worse and lead to more bloodshed in a
conflict that has already claimed more than 6,400 lives.
Greece clears final reform hurdle before new bailout talks
Al Jazeera - Greek lawmakers have OKd more reforms demanded by the
country's international creditors in return for a third bailout. The
vote followed a whirlwind debate that ended at 4 a.m. Thursday.
US to place AMD components in Poland despite Iranian deal – Kerry’s
RT - US anti-missile systems will be placed in Poland despite world
powers reaching an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, John A. Heffern,
US Deputy Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, said. “The deal
with Tehran doesn’t include missiles, therefore the threat remains,”
Heffern told Polish Rzeczpospolita newspaper Tuesday, adding that he was
speaking about Iranian rockets without nuclear warheads. According to
the US diplomat, the construction of AMD components in the village of
Redzikowo near the northern Polish town of Slupsk starts next year – as
scheduled – and will be completed in 2018. Washington’s plans to install
anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe have been one of the biggest
stumbling blocks in US-Russia relations.
Anti-austerity protest in Athens as MPs vote for second bailout reform
package (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - Several thousand anti-austerity protesters staged a rally in
Syntagma Square in central Athens as the MPs in the nearby parliament
building were voting on a second package of reforms required to secure a
third international bailout from EU-IMF creditors. Police presence was
heavy in the area after last week’s much larger, 12,000-strong protest
concluded with clashes, with police using tear gas against Molotov
cocktail-throwing youths.... Later on Wednesday, the Greek parliament is
expected to vote on a second package of reforms required to secure a
third bailout deal, which will make reforms to the financial sector and
the judicial system of Greece....The Greek government hopes to complete
all negotiations on the new bailout, in which Greece will receive 86
billion over a three-year period, by August 20.
Alleged Greek $10bn plea to Putin for printing drachma not true –
RT - The Kremlin has denied Greek newspaper reports that Prime Minister
Alexis Tsipras had asked President Putin for $10 billion to print
drachma. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russia has never been
asked for aid. The Greekreporter website cites a report in To Vima
newspaper that claims Tsipras vainly sent similar requests to Tehran and
Beijing, while Russia vaguely mentioned a $5 billion advance for the
Turkish Stream pipeline project through Greece, according to the source.
Russia was quick to react, with Peskov saying Wednesday that Greece
hasn’t approached Russia for money and that has been confirmed at
“Global Warming” Expedition Foiled by Record Ice
Kit Daniels - A scientific expedition to study “global warming” was
delayed by record ice in the Arctic. The icebreaker ship used for the
115-day expedition had to be rerouted Tuesday to break ice for
commercial ships in the Hudson Bay because the ice conditions are the
worst they’ve been in 20 years, according to the Canadian Coast Guard.
“Obviously it has a large impact on us,” said Martin Fortier, the
executive director of the “global warming” research institute ArcticNet,
which was spearheading the expedition. The ice is so thick that ships
are having to skirt around it.... The volume of Arctic sea ice has
increased by 33% since 2013, although scientists who are funded to
promote the government-driven “global warming” agenda are claiming the
record ice is a freak occurrence. Their claim, however, runs contrary to
satellite data showing there’s been no global warming for over 18 years.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
DARK Act on the Fast Track to Approval—We Need to Act Now!
Alliance for Natural Health - The industry-sponsored voluntary
GMO labeling bill is heading for a floor vote in the. House, and
could be voted on any day now. URGENT Action Alert!... The next
stop for the bill was supposed to be the Energy and Commerce
Committee. But hours after the Ag Committee approved it, the
announcement came that the bill would go right to the House
floor just days later, bypassing Energy and Commerce
altogether.... If the DARK Act passes the House, its next stop
would be the Senate. We reported in May that Sen. John Hoeven
(R-ND) is preparing his own—again, completely voluntary—GMO
labeling bill. Whether the Senate will consider the
House-approved DARK Act, or Hoeven’s bill when it’s ready, or
neither, remains to be seen.
Why Wasn't Dylann Roof Charged With Terrorism?
The Intercept - The Department of Justice charged Dylann Roof,
the white 21-year-old man who allegedly gunned down nine black
churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, with
murder, attempted murder and use of a firearm, all in the
commission of a hate crime. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
announced the charges on Wednesday afternoon.... Some media
outlets, lawyers, public figures and activists have called for
Roof to be charged not just with a hate crime, an illegal act
“motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias,” but with
the separate label of domestic terrorism. Critics contend that
the label of terrorism is too often only applied to Islamic
extremists, and not white supremacists or anti-government
anarchists. Many were outraged after FBI Director James Comey
balked at the term during a June 20 press conference, telling
reporters he didn’t see the murders “as a political act,” a
requirement he designated as necessary for terrorism.
Obama Admin Plans More Executive Action on Immigration
Washington Free Beacon - The Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) issued a proposed rule on Tuesday that would make changes
to a waiver program created by President Barack Obama’s
executive action on immigration in 2013. The action created a
waiver that primarily allowed illegal immigrants with a U.S.
citizen spouse or parent to stay in the country instead of
having to leave the United States and be barred from returning
for three or 10 years, if they proved their absence would create
an “extreme hardship” for their spouse. The new rule expands
eligibility to a host of other categories of illegal immigrants
beyond those with citizen spouses and parents.... The waivers
allow illegal immigrants to stay in the country while they await
visas, and avoid a penalty under U.S. law that bars persons who
entered the country illegally from returning for at least three
Kansas and Missouri call for investigation of Planned Parenthood
amid questions about aborted fetuses
Kansas City Star - Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday called for an
investigation into whether any Kansas facility is selling
remains of aborted fetuses. Some Missouri officials also called
for investigations. In a news release, Brownback called on the
Kansas Board of Healing Arts to determine whether facilities
that perform abortions were “engaged in the inhumane practice of
selling tissue and organs from unborn children who are
aborted.”... At least eight states, congressional leaders and
numerous Republican presidential hopefuls have now called for
investigations into whether Planned Parenthood clinics have
violated laws that prohibit the sale of aborted fetal tissue and
Flashback: Planned Parenthood Annual Report: All About Abortions
Breitbart - On the last day of 2014, Planned Parenthood
Federation of America (PPFA) released its 2013-2014 annual
report, revealing an uptick in abortions performed and a drop in
both contraceptive and cancer prevention services.... According
to its annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653
abortions in 2013, up from its 327,166 performed in 2012.
SBA-List states that, over the past three years, the abortion
giant has performed nearly one million abortions.... Despite
these declines in provided services, Planned Parenthood reports
more than $127 million in excess revenue, and over $1.4 billion
in net assets.
Meet the 39 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood
Nanny State of the Week: Lawsuit challenges Seattle trash
The Government Watchdog - If the cops in Seattle want to dig
through a city resident’s garbage to look for evidence of a
crime, they have to go get a warrant first. But garbage
collectors in Seattle are not only allowed to dig through the
trash without a judge’s consent, they’re actually required to do
so.... The city government is serious about this — so serious
that they have deputized the trashmen as a sort of secret police
who are being ordered to rat on residents’ trash habits to the
nannies at Seattle Public Utilities.... The Pacific Legal
Foundation, a nonprofit law firm that loves challenging
ridiculous government regulations like this one, filed a lawsuit
Thursday asking a state judge to shut down the Seattle
trash-snooping program. The ban on food waste [...] requires
garbage collectors to search through the contents of garbage
cans and to report violations to Seattle Public Utilities, the
bureaucratic entity that imposed the ban and will soon begin
issuing fines for violations.
Video shows how traffic stop escalated into confrontation
Fox 59 - The video posted online Tuesday by the Texas Department
of Public Safety shows the trooper stopping Bland for failure to
signal a lane change. After he hands her a ticket, the trooper
remarks that Bland seemed irritated. Bland says she was
irritated because she was ticketed after changing lanes to get
out of the path of the trooper’s car. Bland refuses, and the
trooper tells her she is under arrest. Further refusals brought
the trooper’s threat to “drag” her from the car. He then pulls
what appears to be a weapon and says, “I will light you up.”...
The 28-year-old Bland was found hanging in her jail cell three
days after the incident.... Judge Trey Duhon says District
Attorney Elton Mathis told Bland’s mother and sister that while
evidence indicates Bland killed herself, the prosecutor intends
to treat the death “no differently than a murder investigation”
where “no stone is left unturned.”
MSNBC Stunned by Clinton’s Upside Down Poll Numbers
Kurt Nimmo - A Morning Joe panel on MSNBC found it difficult to
accept that Hillary Clinton is unpopular and her poll numbers
are upside down in crucial swing states. Joe Scarborough and
cohost Mika Brzezinski, the daughter of arch globalist Zbigniew
Brzezinski, reacted with incredulity. Scarborough said he
figured Jeb Bush’s numbers are similar and expressed
exasperation that “somebody like Donald Trump attacking
politicians is actually getting support.”
Trump Leads Nevada Poll with Overwhelming Hispanic Support
OAN - One America News Network, "OAN", a credible source for
24/7 national and international news, released today [July 16,
2015] its most recent 2016 Republican and Democratic
Presidential Polling Results for Nevada conducted by Gravis
Marketing. The results show that GOP Presidential candidate
Donald Trump has a commanding lead of 27.7%, with recently
announced Presidential Candidate Scott Walker in second with
15%. In third is Ben Carson with 7.8% with Jeb Bush a point
behind at 6.8%. Marco Rubio rounds out the top five with 5.4%.
Undecided voters remain high at just over 20%. With polled
Hispanics, Presidential Candidate Trump received 31.4%, higher
than his overall performance of 27.7%. The only other
Presidential Candidate to receive double digit support by
Hispanics is Scott Walker with 11.4%.... According to Robert
Herring, Sr., CEO of One America News Network, "The strong
showing by Donald Trump can't be ignored. Trump is clearly
resonating with voters and, at least in Nevada, his 20 percent
lead over Jeb Bush is commanding.
Detroit VA Hospital ‘Like A Third World Country’ Claim
CBS Detroit - Outraged over what they say are unfair and poor
working conditions, employees at Detroit’s John Dingell VA
Medical Center are rallying for change.... Also among the
grievances: Some probationary workers claim unwarranted firings
happen out of the blue.... One of those fired employees, LPN
Darlene Nolan, believes management retaliated against her as a
whistle-blower. “During my time here I was reporting patient
abuse and neglect with other nurses and nursing assistants,” she
told WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas. “The type of neglect
would be they weren’t changing the briefs, leaving them in
dirty, soiled briefs, causing bed sores…not helping patients
into their bed when needed because they’re amputees, their
legs,” Nolan said. “They can’t get into bed so we have to help
them to get into bed.”
Obama's Minimum Wage Utopia Just Hit A Brick Wall
Zero Hedge - It appears President Obama is about to discover
this first hand as his populist 'raise the minimum wage'
strategy is showing yet another major unintended consequence. On
the same day as New York acts to mandate a $15 minimum wage for
fast food workers, Seattle's $15 minimum wage law - which is
supposed to lift workers out of poverty and off public
assistance - has hit a snag. As Fox News reports, evidence is
surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer
hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down
so they don’t lose public subsidies for things like food, child
care and rent. So not only is work 'punished' it is now 'disinentivized
by mandate' as part-time America toils amid ever-rising costs of
Commodities Collapsed Just Before The Last Stock Market Crash –
So Guess What Is Happening Right Now?
Economic Collapse - If we were going to see a stock market crash
in the United States in the fall of 2015 (to use a hypothetical
example), we would expect to see commodity prices begin to crash
a few months ahead of time. This is precisely what happened just
before the great financial crisis of 2008, and we are watching
the exact same thing happen again right now. On Wednesday,
commodities got absolutely pummeled, and at this point the
Bloomberg Commodity Index is down a whopping 26 percent over the
past twelve months. When global economic activity slows down,
demand for raw materials sinks and prices drop. So important
global commodities such as copper, iron ore, aluminum, zinc,
nickel, lead, tin and lumber are all considered to be key
“leading indicators” that can tell us a lot about where things
are heading next.
Houston’s debt now surpasses Detroit’s
The Government Watchdog - The city’s financial reputation took a
hit earlier this month when Moody’s Investors Service revised
its outlook on Houston to “negative.”... The pension funds
themselves report debts of $3.2 billion, but the real market
value of Houston’s unfunded pension liability is $13.7 billion,
according to a study published this year by Joshua Rauh, a
finance professor and Hoover fellow at Stanford University.
Houston’s debts include $11.2 billion in outstanding bonds. If
you subtract the city’s capital assets, such as buildings and
roads, which aren’t likely to be sold off, and then compare the
remaining liquid assets against non-pension debts, Houston is in
the hole by $12.3 billion. Add in the real pension debt, and
you’re looking at a $26 billion debt for one city.
Forget Recession: According To Caterpillar There Is A Full-Blown
Zero Hedge - There has now been an unprecedented 31 consecutive
months of CAT retail sales declines. This compares to "only" 19
during the near systemic collapse in 2008. In other words, if
global demand for heavy industrial machinery, as opposed to
unemployed millennials' demands for $0.99 Apple apps, is any
indication of the true underlying economy, forget recession: the
world is now in a second great depression which is getting worse
by the month.
Americans Are Fleeing These US Cities In Droves
Zero Hedge - What do El Paso, New York, and Chicago have in common? They
are among the top 20 cities from which Americans are fleeing in
droves... The map below shows the 20 metropolitan areas that lost the
greatest share of local people to other parts of the country between
July 2013 and July 2014, according to a Bloomberg News analysis of U.S.
Census Bureau data. The New York City area ranked 2nd, losing about a
net 163,000 U.S. residents, closely followed by a couple surrounding
suburbs in Connecticut. Honolulu ranked fourth and Los Angeles ranked
14th. The Bloomberg calculations looked at the 100 most populous U.S.
metropolitan areas. As Bloomberg notes, Michael Stoll, a professor of
public policy and urban planning at the University of California Los
Angeles, has an idea. Soaring home prices are pushing local residents
out and scaring away potential new ones from other parts of the country,
he said. (Everyone knows how unaffordable the Manhattan area has
It’s Happening: Debt Is Tearing up the Fracking Revolution
Wolf Street - The shares of Chesapeake Energy, second largest
natural-gas driller in the US, crashed nearly 10% today, to
$9.29, the lowest price since August 2003, down nearly 70% since
oil began to plunge a year ago. The company’s $1.1 billion of
5.75% notes fell to an all-time low of 84.88 cents on the
dollar. And its 4.875% notes dropped to 81.25 cents on the
dollar, from 86 last week, according to S&P Capital IQ LCD. All
this in the wake of its announcement that it would suspend its
dividend for the first time in 14 years. It’s trying to conserve
cash, and that dividend costs $240 million a year. It’s dumping
assets as fast as it can, including some Oklahoma fields that
will save it another $75 million a year in preferred dividends.
It’s cutting operating costs and capital expenditures. It’s
trying to stay alive. It has been cash-flow negative in 22 of
the past 24 years, according to Bloomberg.
Senators Want Homeland Security To Be a Leading Cyber Defense
Defense One - After the hack on the Office of Personnel
Management, a bipartisan group of lawmakers believes it's time
to grant DHS power over government networks. Senators from both
parties are pushing to position the Department of Homeland
Security as the U.S. Cyber Command of the civilian government,
after many agencies refused to fall into line on information
security last year. Following the largest known hack of U.S.
federal employee information, a bipartisan group of six
lawmakers believes there is now enough momentum to grant DHS
power over government networks. Just as CYBERCOM monitors and
blocks threats to the military network, DHS, under proposed
legislation, would scan for and repel attacks against the dot-gov
These Superhumans Are Real and Their DNA Could Be Worth Billions
Bloomberg - Drug companies are exploiting rare mutations that
make one person nearly immune to pain, another to broken bones.
Steven Pete can put his hand on a hot stove or step on a piece
of glass and not feel a thing, all because of a quirk in his
genes. Only a few dozen people in the world share Pete’s
congenital insensitivity to pain. Drug companies see riches in
his rare mutation. They also have their eye on people like
Timothy Dreyer, 25, who has bones so dense he could walk away
from accidents that would leave others with broken limbs. About
100 people have sclerosteosis, Dreyer’s condition. Both men’s
apparent superpowers come from exceedingly uncommon deviations
in their DNA. They are genetic outliers, coveted by drug
companies Amgen, Genentech, and others in search of drugs for
some of the industry’s biggest, most lucrative markets.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Scientists inject nematode genes into cattle DNA to alter beef
(NaturalNews) Scientists are celebrating the "successful"
genetic engineering of cows -- spliced with genes from nematode
worms -- that make beef with a higher content of omega-3 fatty
acids, in a study conducted by researchers from Northwest A&F
University and the National Beef Cattle Improvement Centre (both
in Yangling, China), and published in the journal Biotechnology
Letters. There are just two problems. First, nearly all of the
genetically engineered cows died as calves. Second, studies have
shown that there's already an easier way to make beef "higher"
in omega-3s: Raise the cows on a natural diet of grass, rather
than grain- and byproduct-based feed.
Toxic Plants Rapidly Growing In Canada and The U.S. Causing
April.McCarthy - Officials in Canada and the U.S. are warning
residents not to touch giant hogweed plants, which have been
popping up in large numbers in both countries. When combined
with sunlight, sap from the plants can cause extreme skin
irritation, temporary or permanent blindness and scarring. There
have been several reports of children in the U.S. and the U.K.
suffering from severe burns following interactions with the
plant, which blooms in mid-August. Cow Parsnip is distributed
throughout most of the continental United States except the Gulf
Coast and a few neighboring states. It occurs from sea level to
about 9000 ft. n regions in which both cow parsnip and the
phototoxic giant hogweed (H. mantegazzianum) can be found, the
occurrence of cow parsnip can cause public concern due to its
generally similar appearance. However, while the cow parsnip can
grow up to 2 m tall, the giant hogweed lives up to its name by
typically growing 2 to 5 m tall, with huge leaves to match.
How to Know Which Mushrooms Are Safe to Eat and Which Are Toxic
Natural Society - Everyone knows that there is a big difference
between edible mushrooms and the poisonous kind. Toxic mushrooms
are certainly out there in the fields, but they have been
identified over the years so that there is little chance of them
being harvested by trained and experienced pickers. There are
certainly ways anyone can tell which mushrooms are poisonous and
which are safe to eat – read on to find out how. “Fewer than 1%
of the estimated 10,000 mushroom species in North America are
poisonous, according to the North American Mycological
Association.” This factoid has led various researchers to the
conclusion that there is something about the management of
edible mushrooms which has caused so many cases of illness.
Since mushrooms are a fungi, they have their own unique
mycotoxins which will proliferate due to unsafe collection and
Anti-GMO But Pro-Vaccine?
Green Med Info - Few things are as disturbing to me as the
divide that exists between the GMO and vaccine awareness
movements. If you look closely you'll see the exact same
concerns: the violation of informed consent, the neglect of the
precautionary principle, predominance of industry propaganda
over actual science, the revolving door between government
regulators and legislators and industry, and the undermining of
the fundamental right of bodily self-possession, the keystone of
health freedom.... And then there is a topic few on the non-GMO
side seem to want to tackle head on: the present-day vaccine
schedule contains a wide range of genetically modified
ingredients that are being injected directly into the most
vulnerable infants and children in our population. The HPV
vaccine, for instance, which is comprised of a genetically
modified form of yeast containing HPV-like antigens, has the
worst adverse reports events (some lethal) on record.
Aspartame Update: Coke Illegally Claims Diet Soda Can Combat
Obesity, and Researchers Propose Autism Link
Dr. Mercola - The artificial sweetener aspartame is typically
used to sweeten so-called "diet" foods and beverages in lieu of
sugar (or high fructose corn syrup, HFCS) — the idea being that
consuming fewer calories will result in weight loss. However,
research has completely demolished this notion, showing that
artificial sweeteners actually have the converse effect; they
lower appetite suppressant chemicals and encourage sugar
cravings and sugar dependence, thereby raising your odds of
unwanted weight gain.... Your metabolism isn't the only thing
that can be severely disrupted by aspartame. It can also have
serious repercussions on brain function, and according to Dr.
Walton and Dr. Woodrow Monte, aspartame in the food supply may
be a significant contributing factor in autism. The key
mechanism of harm appears to be methanol toxicity — a
much-ignored problem associated with aspartame.
12 Natural Immunity Essentials At Home
Natural News Blogs - The immune system is the body’s defence
mechanism to fight off illnesses and infections. Good immune
system is the ‘anti-virus’ defence against any disease. You
don’t always need pills to boost up your immune system, there
are a number of healthy foods available right in your kitchen
that can pump up your immunity. The foods you eat have a great
impact on your immune system which is a complex network of cells
and organs. Feeding your body certain foods packed with
nutrients and disease-fighting properties will help keep your
immune system running strong.
- July 22, 2015 - Today in History:
1796 - Cleveland was founded by General Moses Cleaveland.
1798 - The USS Constitution was underway and out to sea for the first
time since being launched on October 21, 1797.
1812 - English troops under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French
at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain.
1926 - Babe Ruth caught a baseball at Mitchell Field in New York. The
ball had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.
1933 - Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight. He had traveled
15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1937 - The U.S. Senate rejected President Roosevelt's proposal to add
more justices to the Supreme Court.
1943 - American forces led by General George S. Patton captured Palermo,
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were presented to the House Subcommittee
1955 - U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon chaired a cabinet meeting in
Washington, DC. It was the first time that a Vice-President had carried
out the task.
1975 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship
restored by the U.S. Congress.
1987 - The U.S. began its policy of escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers
up and down the Persian Gulf to protect them from possible attack by
1998 - Iran tested medium-range missile, capable of reaching Israel or
2000 - Astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had
found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.
2003 - In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai died after
a gunfight with U.S. forces.
2004 - The September 11 commission's final report was released. The
575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional
failings within our government." The report was released to White House
officials the day before.
2009 - The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up
to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurred over parts of Asia and the
2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis landed successfully at Kennedy Space
Center after completing STS-135. It was the final flight of NASA's space
EU Set to Ban Imports of Textiles Produced With Toxic Chemical
Sputnik News - Clothing and textile companies around the world are up in
arms over EU member states’ agreement to restrict a common chemical in
imports to the EU because of its adverse impact on the environment. They
say complying with the ban is nearly impossible due to prevalence of the
substance in the textile industry. European countries voted unanimously
to extend the existing ban on nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) to imports
because it poses “unacceptable risk” to aquatic wildlife. NPE is used as
a cleaning, dyeing and rinsing agent in the processing of fabrics.
How Big Companies are Making You Unwitting Accomplices in the Toxic
Thousands of Ukraine ultranationalists gather on Maidan, announce ‘new
RT - Up to 6,000 supporters of Ukraine’s ultranationalist Right Sector
movement gathered in central Kiev on Tuesday, calling on authorities to
resign. The rally marks a “new stage of Ukrainian revolution,” the
extremists' leader Dmitry Yarosh announced. The radicals marched through
the center of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday evening, gathering on
Maidan (Independence Square). The rally largely consisted of people
wearing camouflage clothes, waving the red and black flags of the
Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). They were chanting “death to enemies,”
Greek Prime Minister Asked Putin For $10 Billion To "Print Drachmas",
Greek Media Reports
Zero Hedge - In what may be the biggest story of the year, if confirmed,
Greek newspaper To Vima reports that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for 10 billion dollars in
order to print drachmas. In his first visit to Moscow, Tsipras condemned
the European Union policy in Ukraine and supported the referendum of
east Ukraine seeking secession. It was then that Germany realized Greece
was prepared to shift alliances, something that would threaten the
Eurozone cohesion. But the shocker: on the night of the referendum, word
came from Russia that Putin did not want to support Greece’s return to
the drachma. After that, Tsipras had no choice left but to “surrender”
to German Chancellor.
Define Irony: Greek Banks Refuse To Buy ESM Bonds To Fund Greek Bailout
Zero Hedge - Assuming there are no complete breakdowns or abrupt U-turns
among Greek and/or German lawmakers, it appears as though formal
discussions on the new Greek bailout package will commence and, in all
likelihood, the country will enter a new €86 billion program. A large
portion of the funding will come from the ESM - Europe’s rescue fund. On
Tuesday, the ESM sold €2 billion worth of bonds via its dealer group.
Nothing too notable about that. What is notable however, is that one of
the 39 dealer banks refused to participate. That bank was none other
than National Bank of Greece.
Greeks Laugh As Bankers Beg Depositors To Return Money
Zero Hedge - President of Greek Banks Association Louka Katseli appealed
at the citizens to return their money to the banks. “Banks are
absolutely trustworthy,” Katseli told Mega TV, “Let’s all help our
economy... If you take your money out of your chests and houses – which
are not safe in any case – and deposit at banks, this will enhance
liquidity.” Katseli’s appeal triggered laughter among Greeks with one
exclaiming “Ah sure! Banks will never see my money again, I prefer to
buy tonnes of peanuts with it.”
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Gomberg Map -New World Order
Pennsylvania Crier - The Gomberg Map - printed before Pearl
Harbor' is fulfilling the International goal - of a 'One World
Government.' At a meeting - at the 'Royal Albert Hall in London
on May 13, 1947 - Winston Churchill stated: "Without a United
Europe there is no prospect of World Government. It is the
urgent and indispensable step toward the realization of that
goal." A second step toward the World Government program was
accomplished when President Bush, President Fox, and Prime
Minister Martin issued a joint statement for a "Security
Partnership of North America." the (North American Union). The
third pillar of this World Government plan has now been
accomplished with AFRICA. An article written by a DAILY NEWS
Reporter in Arusha. October 30, 2014, Titled: 'Africa set for
Free Trade Area Launch December. "The long awaited journey to
unite the whole continent into a single African state is
expected to be flagged off in December, with the establishment
of one large borderless Free Trading Area (FTA).I've printed the
individual Countries - as covered in the Gomberg Map, 73 years
ago. When will this be covered in the media?
Exclusive: Military Recruiting Centers Nationwide Receive
Paul Joseph Watson - Armed forces recruiting centers across
America are receiving violent threats in the wake of last week’s
Chattanooga shooting, according to staff who talked to Infowars
reporter Joe Biggs. Biggs traveled to the U.S. Army Recruiting
Station in Southpark Meadows, Austin Texas yesterday to provide
armed protection as part of a nationwide movement to protest the
fact that the law prohibits active duty members who work at such
facilities from having weapons. During conversations with
staffers, Biggs was told directly that military recruiting
centers in Las Vegas, Florida and San Marcos, TX had all
received violent threats since the attack on an armed forces
center in Chattanooga Tennessee last week which left four
Chief Of Police Thanks SC Oath Keepers For Guarding Recruiting
Oath Keepers - Across the nation, Oath Keepers and others, are
stepping up to “Protect the Protectors”, as the government, in
its great wisdom, refuses to allow our valued servicemen and
women to protect themselves, though they are highly trained to
do just that. Go figure. We are proud to honor our military
personnel by protecting them. In South Carolina, a Police Chief
thanked Oath Keepers for standing watch at a recruitment center.
His letter is below, along with pictures of some of the
participants. Well done, Oath Keepers! “We are not going to wait
for the U.S. President to issue a directive for our U.S.
Military recruiting stations to be able to arm themselves as
self-defense. We have our local military recruiting office on
extra patrol and a group of law abiding citizens, who just so
happen to be former U.S. Military and pro-constitution
advocates, that have vowed to stand guard to protect these
offices. As long as the office is open for business these men
are on watch duty!
* Related Video:
“Every Marine” Stands Guard At Yukon Recruitment Office
Finally Obama orders flags at half staff for Chattanooga
McClatchy - Obama’s order came after some critics questioned why
he had not done it sooner, noting that he had ordered the
lowering of flags after the elementary school shooting in
Connecticut, the Boston Marathon bombing and a shooting at Fort
Hood. President Barack Obama today ordered that U.S. flags be
flown at half-staff at the White House and all public buildings
until sunset on Saturday in memory of five service members
gunned down last week in attacks in Chattanooga.
White House Lit Up in Rainbow Colors For Gay Marriage Within
Hours, But Took 5 Days to Lower Flag For Dead Marines
Second Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Haggles Over Baby
Parts Prices, Changes Abortion Methods
Center for Medical Progress - A second undercover video shows
Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’
Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over payments for
intact fetal specimens and offering to use a “less crunchy
technique” to get more intact body parts. It is similar to last
week’s viral video showing PPFA Senior Director of Medical
Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola admitting to using partial-birth
abortions to get intact parts and suggesting a price range of
$30 to $100 per specimen. Gatter is a senior official within
Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’
Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood
affiliate medical directors.
Obama’s ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement Until Amnesty
Breitbart - President Obama’s Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) director tells lawmakers that no consequences
are planned for sanctuary cities until Congress first passes
“comprehensive immigration reform.” Sarah Saldaña testified
before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on criminal alien
violence.... Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) repeatedly pressed Saldaña
on why the Administration was taking no action against sanctuary
jurisdictions that refuse to turn over dangerous criminal aliens
from their prisons and jails to federal law officers. Saldaña
replied that Congress would first have to pass “comprehensive
Rand Paul Takes Chainsaw to U.S. Tax Code (Video)
Mikael Thalen - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul took
a chainsaw to the U.S. tax code this week in a new campaign ad
aimed at highlighting his flat tax plan. The video, entitled
“How Would You Kill the Tax Code?” shows the Kentucky senator
burning the 70,000 page law before throwing it in a woodchipper
and splitting it in half with a chainsaw.“Hey, I’m Rand Paul and
I’m trying to kill the tax code, all 70,000 pages of it,” Paul
says. According to Paul’s website, the tax code, which has
become “corrupt, complicated, intrusive and antigrowth,” needs
to be completely dismantled and replaced with a “Fair and Flat
Tax.” “I am announcing an over $2 trillion tax cut that would
repeal the entire IRS tax code—more than 70,000 pages—and
replace it with a low, broad-based tax of 14.5% on individuals
and businesses,” Paul writes. “I would eliminate nearly every
special-interest loophole. The plan also eliminates the payroll
tax on workers and several federal taxes outright, including
gift and estate taxes, telephone taxes, and all duties and
Rand Paul readying Hill push for guns on military bases and in
Washington Post - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working on
legislation to allow soldiers to carry guns on military bases,
and could introduce it as soon as this week.... “After Major [Nidal]
Hasan did the shooting at Fort Hood, we did legislation on
arming military on bases,” said Paul, in a roundtable with
reporters at his Washington, D.C campaign office. “This was a
recruiting station, right? Well, I would include recruiting
stations. One of the weird things is that we have 15-20 states
where you can open carry. So everybody can carry, except for the
military? I think that’s crazy. The rules that apply to
everybody should at least apply to the military.”
Establishment Moves to Derail Trump Presidential Campaign
Kurt Nimmo - Republicans defend McCain, ignore Trump remarks on
Vietnam War. According to the largest newspaper in the caucus
state of Iowa Donald Trump should back out of the presidential
race and allow more “qualified candidates” to take the lead....
Unlike contenders Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, Trump has not
taken campaign money from Goldman Sachs and Wall Street. Bush
and Clinton are “viewed across Wall Street as centrists who
could cool some of the scorching anti-banker rhetoric and
policies emanating from the Elizabeth Warren wing on the left
and the tea party movement on the right” and, more recently,
from Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders. Establishment
politicians vying for the candidacy are now stepping out of
Trump’s shadow to level criticism. A number of them have tweeted
12 Ways The Economy Is Already In Worse Shape Than It Was During
The Depths Of The Last Recession
Economic Collapse - Did you know that the percentage of children
in the United States that are living in poverty is actually
significantly higher than it was back in 2008? When I write
about an “economic collapse”, most people think of a collapse of
the financial markets. And without a doubt, one is coming very
shortly, but let us not neglect the long-term economic collapse
that is already happening all around us.
USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day
(CBS SF) - The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in
Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major
earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be
prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m.
earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on
the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a
spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and
Mission Boulevard.... While damage from the quake was minimal,
scientists warn that a much larger one is expected on the
Hayward Fault, which extends from San Pablo Bay in the north to
Fremont in the south and passes through heavily populated areas
including Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont. The last big
earthquake on the fault, estimated to have a 6.8-magnitude,
occurred in 1868, according to the USGS.
Appliance industry warns federal dishwasher regs would lead to
Fox News - The recent proposal from the Department of Energy is
meant to boost dishwasher efficiency by setting stricter limits
on the amount of water each dishwasher can use, among other
changes. Under the plan, washers could use only 3.1 gallons of
water for a single load.... [Association of Home Appliance
Manufacturers] AHAM said in its statement: "The testing revealed
a build-up of film, fats and grease on dishes at the end of the
cycle. As a result of the proposed standards, it is highly
likely that consumers will pre-wash dishes or choose to repeat
dishwasher cycles, thereby erasing any energy or water savings."
Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away
The Telegraph - Hackers took control of a car and crashed it
into a ditch by remotely breaking into its dashboard computer
from 10 miles away. In the first such breach of its kind,
security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on
the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin – all while sitting on
their sofa. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and
mobile phone to access the Jeep’s on-board systems via a
wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000
cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk... The breach was
revealed by security researchers Charlie Miller, a former
staffer at the NSA, and Chris Valasek.... The incident is the
latest hacking episode which shows just how vulnerable we are to
modern technology. Miller and Valasek have carried out similar
hacking stunts on a Toyota Prius and a Ford Escape. A US hacker
also recently took control of a passenger jet he was on, in the
first known such incident of its kind, according to the FBI.
* Related Video/Article:
Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It
New Flu Vaccine Made from Insect Cells Approved Early for
Upcoming Flu Season
Health Impact News - The Pharmacy Times has reported that the
FDA has approved a new influenza vaccine formulation for the
2015-2016 flu season: Flubok is made using cultured insect cells
and can be produced much more rapidly than traditional egg-based
flu vaccines. It also contains 3 times more active ingredients
than traditional flu vaccines, according to the manufacturer,
Protein Sciences Corp. For the upcoming flu season, there were 2
strain changes. The new flu vaccine made using cultured insect
cells is expected to be available in retail pharmacies like
Target by mid-August. Annual flu vaccines historically kill and
injure more people than any other vaccine, with no close
seconds. In fact, according to the U.S. Government Department of
Justice reports on vaccine injuries and deaths submitted each
quarter, more awards are issued as compensation for flu vaccine
injuries and deaths than all the other vaccines on the market
Anti-vaccine witch hunt FAIL: Dr. Jack Wolfson cleared of all
charges for exercising his free speech rights on the issue of
(NaturalNews) After Arizona cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson spoke
out about the potential dangers of vaccines following the
contrived Disneyland measles outbreak, he was aggressively
attacked by the vaccine medical-industrial complex, which
routinely accuses anyone who questions the party line on
vaccines as being a danger to society. Organized by vaccine
industry trolls and paid negative PR operatives, a total of 38
complaints were filed against Dr. Jack Wolfson with the Arizona
state medical board. This is all part of the effort of the
vaccine industry to destroy the credibility of any person who
exercises true scientific, rational thought on the issue of
risks versus rewards for vaccine interventions in children and
Alert: Amount of People Recommended for Cholesterol-lowering
Statin Drugs Has Tripled
Health Impact News - Shocking news! Two new studies were
recently published that endorse 2013 guidelines for a wider use
of statin drugs. As reported in the Journal of the American
Medical Association (JAMA), out of over 2400 people, 39% were
statin eligible, compared with 14% by the old 2004 guidelines.
In one fell swoop, the amount of people recommended for statin
use was tripled! This is not surprising given the amount of
revenue from statin drug sales. Who makes the guidelines?
Doctors on Big Pharma payroll, that’s who.
Health officials kill proposal to curb mercury dental fillings
McClatchy - Senior U.S. health officials have squelched a Food
and Drug Administration proposal that for the first time would
have curbed dentists’ use of mercury – one of the planet’s
nastiest toxins because it attacks the central nervous system –
in treating Americans’ decayed teeth. The proposal, approved by
top FDA officials in late 2011 and kept secret since, would have
told dentists they should not use mercury fillings in cavities
in pregnant women, nursing moms, children under 6 and people
with mercury allergies, kidney diseases or neurological
problems. It also urged dentists to avoid using fillings that
contain mercury compounds in any patient, where possible.
Mercury Fillings: Consumers Contacting Aetna to Change Insurance
- July 21, 2015 - Today in History:
1620 - The Mayflower reached Provincetown, MA. The ship discharged the
Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA, on December 26, 1620.
1783 - The first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The
pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis
d'Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5½ miles over Paris.
1789 - North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S.
1922 - Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to
serve as a member of the U.S. Senate.
1942 - The Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against
1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived
in San Antonio, TX. They were beginning an ill-fated, two-day tour of
Texas that would end in Dallas.
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt,
announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House
tape recordings related to the Watergate case.
1979 - The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, was attacked by a mob
that set the building afire and killed two Americans.
1980 - 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las
1985 - Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was
arrested after being accused of spying for Israel. Later
sentenced to life in prison.
1986 - U.S. Attorney General Meese was asked to conduct an inquiry of
the Iran arms sales.
1987 - An eight-day siege began at a detention center in Oakdale, LA, as
Cuban detainees seized the facility and took hostages.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the
District of Columbia the 51st state.
1995 - France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast at a test
site in the South Pacific.
1999 - China announced that it had test-launched an unmanned space
capsule that was designed for manned spaceflight.
2000 - The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore's request to keep the
presidential recounts going.
2010 - President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping overhaul
of U.S. lending and high finance rules since the 1930s.
2011 - The space shuttle program came to an end after 30 years as
Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, Fla..
2013 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 16,000 for the
1,800 troops from 18 states: NATO launches biggest ever drill in Ukraine
RT - NATO has brought together 1,800 troops from 18 countries in block’s
biggest ever exercise on Ukrainian soil. Moscow has warned that the
wargames may undermine peace process in eastern Ukraine. The US-led
exercises, which see annual Saber Guardian and Rapid Trident drills
combined, were launched on Monday near the city of Lvov in western
Ukraine and are scheduled to continue until the end of July.
Multinational exercises have been conducted in Ukraine since 1995,
however it is safe to say that this is the largest multinational
exercise held in Ukraine to date,” Don Wrenn public affairs public
affairs specialist for US Army Europe is cited by Newsweek.
BRICS bank opens for operations in Shanghai
BRICS Post - BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) has opened for operations
in Shanghai, and will seek to deploy its $50 billion initial capital to
fund infrastructure and sustainable development projects.... The NDB
will help with the recovery and development of emerging economies, said
China’s Finance Minister Lou. “NDB is a new member and partner to the
global development system. NDB’s support for infrastructure construction
will effectively ease the bottleneck that has constrained emerging and
developing nations for long and will offer support for their economies’
upgrade and growth,” said Lou.
Iran nuclear deal gets UN endorsement, paving way for sanctions relief
RT - The nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and six world
powers was unanimously endorsed by UN Security Council on Monday…
Sanctions will be partly eased on Iran after an IAEA report proving that
Tehran stays true to its nuclear commitments is received by the UN
council, the resolution says, according to TASS…Monday’s resolution was
labeled as unacceptable for Tehran by one senior Iranian official,
Reuters reported. "Some parts of the draft have clearly crossed the
Islamic Republic's red lines, especially in Iran's military
capabilities. We will never accept it," … Further approval is still
ahead for the Iran nuclear deal, with the agreement still needing to be
cleared by the US Congress in a September vote. Many of the House’s
members, especially the Republican majority, have expressed their
opposition to the internationally-reached accord.
Germany Replacing Bank Cards Eliminating Cash Withdrawals
Armstrong Economics - We have been informed with reliable sources that
in Germany where Maestro was a multi-national debit card service owned
by MasterCard that was founded in 1992 is seriously under attack.
Maestro cards are obtained from associate banks and can be linked to the
card holder’s current account, or they can be prepaid cards. Already we
find such cards are being cancelled and new debit cards are being
issued. Why? The new cards cannot be used at an ATM outside of Germany
to obtain cash. Any attempt to get cash can only be as an advance on a
Pay Attention Greece: Puerto Rico Refuses To Pay Creditors Before It
Fully Funds Its Citizens' Needs
Zero Hedge - While Greece may be "contained" for the time being, the
only reason why its creditors were eager to collaborate on an expedited
basis with the humiliated Syriza government is because as we noted
earlier, of the €7.1 billion bridge loan released to Greece €6.8 billion
would promptly be used to repay Greece's creditors including the ECB for
whom an event of default would be unthinkable unlike the IMF.
Gold touches 5yr low, as China suspected of heavy selling
RT - Gold fell 3.8 percent, or $43, to $1,087 an ounce in Asia on Monday
in a few seconds. This happened due to a huge dump of five tonnes onto
the Chinese markets, that’s about a fifth of a normal day’s trade,
Business Insider reports. “In Shanghai, close to five tonnes of gold was
sold on the Shanghai Gold Exchange in a two-minute window just prior to
9:30am, in a market where the normal volume traded is 25 tonnes in an
entire day,”… The slump in the gold price Monday followed the People’s
Bank of China revealing on Friday its gold holdings for the first time
in six years. Gold holdings have grown 60 percent since 2009 to 1,658
tons, which makes Beijing the fifth largest holder of gold in the world,
after the US, Germany, the International Monetary Fund, Italy and
'Follow the Money': Fukushima Cleanup Financially Motivated, Expert Says
Sputnik News - Noting the extent of nuclear damage created by the
disaster, the Japanese government and TEPCO’s inability to contain it,
and the overwhelming cost and logistics of managing nuclear waste, he
arrives to the following conclusion: "It is impossible to dismantle and
cleanup the Fukushima Daiichi site in 30 years. It will take longer than
100 years to do that cleanup.".. So why is the Japanese government in
such a rush to decommission the site? "Quite honestly, the answer has
nothing to do with science, and everything to do with politics and
money," Gundersen said. "To understand Fukushima Daiichi, the press
needs to follow the money."… While all operating nuclear power reactors
in the country are shut down, Gundersen explained that the industry
still pays a staff of 700 engineers and operators. They have been able
to do this because Japan’s Energy Corporations have borrowed "tens of
billions of dollars" from the country’s banks, money that can only be
paid back once the nuclear power plants are restarted.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at
11Alive - The Georgia Legislature has a message for voters:
don't ask us about our meetings with corporate lobbyists behind
closed doors. The 11Alive Investigators tracked lawmakers to a
resort hotel in Savannah last week, where we observed state
legislators and lobbyists mingling in the hotel bar the night
before they gathered in private rooms to decide what new laws
would best serve the corporations. The meetings were part of the
Spring Task Force Summit of the American Legislative Exchange
Council, or ALEC. What is ALEC? "It's really a corporate bill
mill," said Sen. Nan Orrock, an Atlanta Democrat who has served
in both houses of the Georgia General Assembly for years.
"They're cranking out legislation, putting it into the hands of
legislators who go back and file it."
ALEC responds to 11Alive Investigators report
Black Rebel Flag Supporter Dies After Being Ran Off Road,
Kit Daniels - An African-American who was a long-time
Confederate flag supporter died after reportedly being chased by
a car and ran off the road following a flag rally. The victim,
49-year-old Anthony Hervey, was found dead in a flipped-over
2005 Ford Explorer near Oxford, Miss., on Sunday and a passenger
in the vehicle, Arlene Barnham, said that after leaving the
pro-Confederate Flag “Monumental Dixie” rally, they were chased
by a silver car which then swerved into their Explorer, causing
it to crash.... This lunacy is possible because many Americans
are completely ignorant of multifaceted history of the so-called
Civil War, which was a war waged by the federal government
against Southern states threatening to use the Tenth Amendment
to secede. Unfortunately, the ignorant routinely victimize
well-educated individuals like Hervey who know history.
Chattanooga Shooting: FBI Recovers Gunman's Disturbing Diary
ABC News - With more than 30 FBI agents due to arrive today in
Chattanooga, a diary belonging to the gunman and FBI interviews
with his parents paint a picture of a disturbed, suicidal young
man using drugs, preparing for bankruptcy and facing an
appearance in criminal court, according to a representative of
the shooter’ s family. Four days after the shooting, the FBI has
not found any connection to overseas terrorist groups, but
Mohammod Abdulazeez's diary says that as far back as 2013, he
wrote about having suicidal thoughts and "becoming a martyr"
after losing his job due to his drug use, both prescription and
non-prescription drugs, the family representative said. In a
downward spiral, Abdulazeez would abuse sleeping pills, opioids,
painkillers and marijuana, along with alcohol, the
Obama Ordered Flags to Half Mast for Newtown, But Not 5 Military
Personnel Murdered in Tenn.
CNS News - As of Monday morning, July 20, the U.S. flag
continued to fly at the top of the pole above the White House
and at the U.S. Capitol building, five days after a gunman
launched attacks in which he murdered five U.S. military
personnel at facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. President Barack
Obama has yet to order the flags to half-staff following this
tragedy. By contrast, in 2012, President Obama did order the
flags flown at half-staff on the same day as the shootings at
the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
At least six U.S. states move to arm National Guard offices
Reuters - The governors of Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas,
Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana on Saturday ordered National Guard
members at offices and other facilities to be armed in the wake
of attacks that left five servicemen dead in Tennessee. "It is
painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when
they are sent in harm's way, but it is unfathomable that they
should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities,"
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said in a statement.
Single Mom Arrested for 'Abandoning' Her Kids in the Food Court
While on a Job Interview 30 ft Away
The Free Thought Project - Laura Browder is a single mother of
two who was hopeful about her new start in Houston, Texas. Last
week, Browder optimistically went to the Memorial City Mall for
a job interview. Because the job interview happened on such
short notice, Browder did not have the time nor the money to
line up a sitter for her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son;
so she brought them along. Browder’s potential new boss had
agreed to meet her in the food court, so she sat her children
down at a table near the McDonalds and walked over to the
interview. According to Browder, her children never left her
sight, and they weren’t more than 30 feet away. The good news is
that Browder got the job. However, upon returning to her
children, who were completely okay, Browder was met by a Houston
Police Officer. She was immediately arrested for Child
Commodity Rout Halted On Dollar Weakness, Equities Broadly
Zero Hedge - If yesterday's market action was boring, today has
been a virtual carbon copy which started with the usual early
Chinese selloff levitating into a mildly positive close, with
the SHCOMP closing just above the psychological 4,000 level: the
next big hurdle will be 4058, the 38.2% Fib correction of the
recent fall. In the US equity futures are currently unchanged
ahead of a day in which there is no macro economic data but lots
of corporate earnings led by Microsoft, Verizon, UTX and of
course Apple. Most importantly, some modest USD weakness
overnight (DXY -0.1%) has helped the commodity complex, with
gold rebounding from overnight lows, while crude has at least
stopped the recent carnage which sent WTI below $50.
4 Things That Are Happening Today That Indicate That A
Deflationary Financial Collapse Is Imminent
Economic Collapse - These four signs are very strong evidence
that a deflationary financial collapse is right around the
corner. Instead of the hyperinflationary crisis that so many
have warned about, what we are about to experience is a collapse
in asset prices, a massive credit crunch and a brief period of
absolutely crippling deflation. The response by national
governments and global central banks to this horrific financial
crisis will cause tremendous inflation down the road, but that
comes later. What comes first is a crisis that will initially
look a lot like 2008, but will ultimately prove to be much
worse. The following are 4 things that are happening right now
that indicate that a deflationary financial collapse is
High levels of radiation found in a Pennsylvania stream near
water supply (Video)
WTAE - Action News Investigates has learned high levels of
radiation -- up to 60 times higher than the maximum allowed in
drinking water -- have been found in a stream that feeds into a
water treatment plant. The high levels of radiation were found
in a Greene County stream that flows into the Monongahela River.
Ultimately, that water ends up in Pittsburgh.... Ten Mile Creek
feeds into the Mon River near Fredericktown. Less than a mile
down river is a water treatment plant, and that is a major
concern for regulators and area residents.... The DEP is
especially interested in finding the source of the radiation.
Stolz says the test results offer a clue. “It's highly
suggestive that it may be due to drilling operations, or at
least the wastewater,” Stolz said.
Ashley Madison, an online dating website for cheaters, gets
Ars Technica - Avid Life Media, after an understandably frantic
day yesterday, has pushed out a couple of statements that are
meant to suggest that the database breach is now under control.
As far as we're aware, the Impact Team hasn't yet released any
more information, despite the fact that Ashley Madison and
Established Men are still online. The first statement from Avid
Life Media acknowledged the hack had occurred, and included
something of a non-apology to its customers: "We apologize for
this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers'
information." The statement also said that they were working
with law enforcement to find the perpetrators of this "act of
cyber terrorism." (Their words, not mine.) The second statement,
from later in the day, said that Avid Life Media had been able
to "secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points."
Furthermore, the company said it used the DMCA to "successfully
remove the posts related to this incident as well as all
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about our users
Spyware-spewing Wi-Fi drone found on Hacking Team, Boeing's to
The Register - Leaked emails have exposed plans by Hacking Team
and a Boeing subsidiary to deliver spyware via drones for sale
to government agencies. The scheme proposed the use of unmanned
aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to deliver Hacking Team's
Remote Control System Galileo spyware via Wi-Fi networks from
above. Boeing subsidiary Insitu and representatives of Hacking
Team enthusiastically discussed the deal after meeting up at the
International Defense Exposition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu
Dhabi back in February… Malicious traffic injection would only
work in this scenario in cases where a target is surfing in an
insecure, open Wi-Fi hotspot (coffee shop, transport hub, etc.)
without using protective VPN technology.
Top 5 Phones With The Highest Radiation (Video)
Higher Perspective - According to new research from the Weizmann
Institute of Science in Israel, certain cellphones may be
exposing us to harmful levels of electromagnetic radiation.
Published in the Biochemical Journal, the study found that a
single use of a specific cellphones for just 15 minutes can
trigger brain cell changes associated with cancerous cell
division. Dr. John Bucher, Associate Director of the National
Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program, stated: “As
of now, with only 10-12 years exposure, and use increasing
dramatically, there is a concern of increase in brain cancer,
related to use.” He also went on to add that children skull’s
allow deeper penetration of radiation and could pose a greater
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
10 Fast Mid-Summer Vegetables You Still Can Plant From Seed
Off the Grid News - When you think about planting for your
vegetable garden – especially planting from seed – you might get
a mental image of those early spring plantings just as your
garden is getting started for the season. But just because we
are now well into the warmer months of the year doesn’t mean you
can’t still plant new crops from seed. In fact, now is the
perfect time to start planning and planting for your fall
Almost all psych drug use is unnecessary, claims doctor
researching medical holocaust of over 5 million psych med
(NaturalNews) More than half a million people age 65 years or
older die every year in the West from psychiatric drug use, and
the worst part is that these death pills aren't even effective
at treating either mental illness or depression. Researchers
from Denmark's Nordic Cochrane Centre found that the benefits of
psych drugs are minimal at best, and that most people who
currently use them would be better off just ditching them
entirely. Published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal), an
eye-opening paper by Professor Peter Gotzsche reveals that most
antidepressants and dementia drugs are generally useless when it
comes to providing tangible relief. The drugs are also vastly
overprescribed, he says, and they come with such a high risk of
adverse effects that it isn't even worth it for the average
person to try them.
Flavor Manufacturers’ Trade Group Is the De Facto Regulator of
Flavor Additives in the US
Dr. Mercola - Were it not for added flavors—be they synthetic or
derived from natural substances—there would be no processed food
industry, as most foods would quite simply be unpalatable. As it
stands, flavor companies develop additives that not only taste
good, but that are “craveable” if not outright addictive. This
is the classic case of the fox guarding the hen house. As
explained in the featured video, a legal loophole may have
introduced a huge number of flavors and other additives of
questionable safety into the American food supply.
Asparagus Can Help Fight High Blood Pressure
Dr. Mercola - There are many reasons to feast on asparagus, like
its impressive concentration of vitamin K and B vitamins,
including folate. Folate helps your body make dopamine,
serotonin, and norepinephrine, which is why asparagus is a
"feel-good" veggie that may support your mood. Asparagus is also
high in glutathione, an important anti-carcinogen, and contains
rutin, which protects small blood vessels from rupturing and may
protect against the damaging effects of radiation. Asparagus is
also a good source of vitamins A, C and E, potassium, and zinc.
In addition, asparagus is a veritable superfood for digestive
health, featuring both insoluble and soluble fiber along with
inulin, a prebiotic that acts as food for beneficial bacteria in
your gut. But even beyond adding valuable nutrition to your
diet, another reason to eat asparagus regularly has to do with
its effect on your heart health, and specifically its beneficial
role in fighting high blood pressure.
- July 20, 2015 - Today in History:
1801 - A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha
Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon
and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.
1861 - The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in
1868 - Legislation that ordered U.S. tax stamps to be placed on all
cigarette packs was passed.
1871 - British Columbia joined Confederation as a Canadian province.
1881 - Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of
the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops. (Montana)
1917 - The draft lottery in World War I went into operation.
1942 - The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, (WACS)
began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
1944 - An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Hitler
failed. The bomb exploded at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler
was only wounded.
1944 - U.S. President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented
fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
became the first men to walk on the moon.
1976 - America's Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on
1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan pulled the U.S. out of comprehensive
test ban negotiations indefinitely.
1985 - Treasure hunters began raising $400 million in coins and silver
from the Spanish galleon "Nuestra Senora de Atocha." The ship sank in
1622 40 miles of the coast of Key West, FL.
1998 - Russia won a $11.2 billion loan from the International Monetary
Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency.
2003 - In India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing
reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work.
2007 - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted almost totally along party
lines, 13-6, to approve Elena Kagan to be the Supreme Court's fourth
Deadly Blast Hits Turkish City Of Suruc On Border With Syria
Sputnik News - An explosion hit the Turkish city of Suruc on the border
with Syria on Monday, leaving more than 25 people dead and scores
injured. The blast occurred at a cultural center while a political group
was giving a statement to the press on the reconstruction of the Syrian
city of Kobani, the scene of fierce battles between Kurdish groups and
the Islamic State. The cause of the blast in the town was not
immediately clear, but officials say it might have been a suicide bomb.
Suruc is the largest Turkish camp for refugees from the war-torn Syria.
Pentagon chief to Israel: Iran deal is good, military option still on
RT - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wants to convince Israel that
the Iran nuclear deal does not limit American options when it comes to
the ally’s security. Carter has set out to meet Israeli officials, who
have been staunchly opposed to the deal. “One of the reasons this deal
is a good one is that it does nothing to prevent the military option —
the US military option, which I’m responsible for,” Carter told
reporters aboard his plane while traveling to Tel Aviv. Carter arrived
in Israel on Sunday evening and is scheduled to meet with Defense
Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday
and Tuesday respectively. The Pentagon head stressed that his trip does
not involve convincing Israel to like the deal, stating he’s “not going
to change anybody’s mind in Israel. We can agree to disagree.”
With Friends Like These: US 'Friendly Fire' Kills Afghan Soldiers Again
Sputnik News - A US air strike on an army checkpoint in eastern
Afghanistan has reportedly killed at least eight Afghan servicemen, in
the latest example of "friendly fire" involving foreign coalition
troops. At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and five more
wounded after two US helicopters attacked a checkpoint in Logar province
south of the capital Kabul, media reports said; the AFP news agency put
the death toll at ten people.
Betting on BRICS: Bloomberg Declares 'Buy Russia' as Stocks Undervalued
Sputnik News - As the BRICS countries continue their steady rise, now
bolstered by their own institutions, investors are putting their
thinking caps on and deciding where to bring their money first;
meanwhile Bloomberg has offered a surprising answer: it is Russia, no
matter what is said aloud. “Our models are telling us to buy Russia,”
the agency quotes Tim Love, a London-based investment manager at GAM UK
Ltd, which oversees $130 billion in assets, as saying. “There is a very
strong turnaround potential. It’s an increasingly difficult call to get
right because of politics. I’d be happy to pull the trigger in the next
two to three months.”
Anticipating Hard Times Ahead: Barclays to Cut 30,000 Jobs
Sputnik News - More than 30,000 employees of Barclays, the
seventh-largest bank in the world in terms of managed assets, will be
laid off within the next two years, in a development that comes amid the
bank's efforts to speed up a radical redundancy program after firing its
CEO Antony Jenkins earlier this month, according to the British daily
newspaper The Times. The media outlet quoted senior sources as saying
that this cost-cutting program could reduce the bank's global workforce
to less than 100,000 by the end of 2017. The program's goal is to solve
the under-performance problems of the centuries-old London-based banking
giant and double its share price, the sources said.
Russian President Putin Signs GMO Labeling Liability Law
Sustainable Pulse - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the
Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offences into law, including a
new article establishing liability for the violation of mandatory
requirements for the labeling of food products that contain GMOs. Putin
signed the new bill on the last day of 2014 TASS news agency reported.
The bill which was submitted by the Federal Service for Supervision of
Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) imposes fines for
vague or unclear labeling on food products containing genetically
modified ingredients. According to the bill, individual entrepreneurs
could be fined up to 50,000 rubles ($890), and the products will be
confiscated. Business entities face a fine of up to 150,000 rubles (over
Putin Orders Formation Of New Military Reserve Force
Zero Hedge - Able to call on three quarters of a million frontline
troops, The Telegraph reports, with more tanks than any other country on
the planet, and the world’s third largest air force, Russia retains much
of the brute force associated with a former superpower. But it has also
rapidly modernised, spending millions on rearmament and retraining
programmes aimed at professionalising the lumbering, conscript-reliant
force it inherited from the Soviet Union. The latest effort, as Reuters
reports, Putin has ordered the creation of a new reserve armed force as
part of steps to improve training and military readiness at a time of
international tensions with the West over Ukraine.
ISIS leader al-Baghdadi 'bans' slaughter videos, yet jihadists
demonstrate beheading by kid
RT - The leader of the Islamic State terror group has reportedly banned
graphic videos of executions just after it released a video showing a
Syrian Army officer beheaded by a teenage boy, the first of its kind… IS
has produced dozens of videos showing its fighters execute captives,
men, women and children. Teenagers were previously used as executioners
in those acts of brutality, although the Friday video released just
ahead of the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Fitr was the first in which a boy
beheaded his victim… Meanwhile Syrian news agency ARA News claimed that
IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ordered that production of execution
videos be stopped. In a missive addressed to media officers, the
militant leader reportedly said that such videos disturb Muslims and may
be disgusting and scary to children.
The President Of France Wants Eurozone Members To Transfer Their
Sovereignty To A United States Of Europe
Economic Collapse - The President of France has come up with a very
creative way of solving the European debt crisis. On Sunday, a piece
authored by French President Francois Hollande suggested that the
ultimate solution to the problems currently plaguing Europe would be for
every member of the eurozone to transfer all of their sovereignty to a
newly created federal government. In other words, it would essentially
be a “United States of Europe”. This federal government would have a
prime minister, a parliament, a federal budget and a federal treasury.
Presumably, the current national governments in Europe would continue to
function much like state governments in the U.S. do.
Greek banks to reopen for first time in three weeks
The Guardian - Greek banks will reopen on Monday morning for the first
time in three weeks, with queues expected to form outside branches as
customers rush to empty deposit boxes they have been unable to access.
Withdrawals will still be restricted, but in a slight relaxation of
capital controls, Greeks will be able to withdraw a weekly allowance of
€420 (£290) in one transaction, rather than being limited to €60 a day.
Restrictions on sending money abroad and other controls remain in place.
Argentina Prints To Pay The Bills, Inflates Money Supply To New Record
PanAm Post - The Central Bank of Argentina released record-setting
figures this month: the monetary base is now at AR$510.5 billion,
swelling 10 percent since the start of the year. The central government
has used this substantial expansion — comprised of banknotes in
circulation, cash in financial entities, and demand deposits in checking
accounts — to finance its large fiscal deficit. President Cristina
Kirchner’s administration has monetized the debts with new currency
channeled through the National Treasury, on top of raiding the
social-security system (Anses). Naturally, this has generated
inflationary pressure, with the latest reported year-on-year price-level
rise at 28.76 percent, as measured by the National Congress and private
consultants for May 2015.
Italian island turns away migrant boat with hundreds on board - because
it has run out of room
The Independent - Italian authorities have prevented a rescue boat with
700 migrants on board from landing on the island of Sicily because there
is not enough room for them. Just seven people who needed urgent medical
attention were let off the boat run by medical charity Medecins Sans
Frontiers when it docked on Friday. The charity said that despite
negotiations, the authorities turned it away due to a "lack of capacity
in the Italian (migrant) reception system", according to the Local
Italy. Italy has struggled to cope with the influx of more than 80,000
migrants have fled to Europe after fleeing war and persecution in the
Middle East and Africa.
Update: U.K. Criminalizes Knife Possession; Result? Knife Violence
The New American - It's against the law to carry a knife in England. As
you would expect, knife crime is going up. “Police recorded 26,370
offences in 2014/15, up from 25,974 the previous year,” the BBC reported
on July 16. Specifically, the BBC reports that “possession of knife
offences rose by 10%, sexual assaults with knives went up 28%, and knife
assaults increased by 13% from 11,911 to 13,488 offences.” Quick to
respond to the uptick, officials on July 17 instituted new harsher
punishments for owning a knife… History isn’t on the side of those who
think banning a weapon will lead to a decrease in violent crime
committed with that weapon.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Wesley Clark Calls for Interning “Disloyal” Americans
Kurt Nimmo - Retired US Army General and the former Supreme
Allied Commander of Europe for NATO Wesley Clark advocates
rounding up “radicalized” and “disloyal” Americans and putting
them in internment camps for the “duration” of the war on
terror. “In World War II if someone supported Nazi Germany at
the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom
of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war,”
Clark told MSNBC. The difference is that World War II was a war
declared under Article I, Section 8, Clause II of the
Constitution whereas the war on terror is undeclared and thus
illegal. Clark is in essence advocating a life sentence for
people who have not committed a crime but merely engaged in
speech — often reprehensible, yet constitutionally protected —
the government considers radical and in opposition to its
Shooter's Family Says He Suffered From Depression
ABC News - The family of the gunman who killed four Marines and
a sailor in Chattanooga says he had suffered from depression for
many years and "was not the son we knew and loved." "It grieves
us beyond belief to know that his pain found its expression in
this heinous act of violence," the family of Muhammad Youssef
Abdulazeez said in a statement issued Saturday through a lawyer.
Law enforcement officials did not return calls seeking comment
on the family's assertion that Abdulazeez was suffering from
depression. Counterterrorism investigators, meanwhile, continued
to interview Abdulazeez's acquaintances and delve into his
months-long visit to Jordan last year, looking for clues to who
or what might have influenced him and set off the bloodshed
Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database
New York Post - Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean
counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans,
credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids
are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities”
between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of
statistics includes a vast and permanent network of
discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make
“disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough
prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks;
cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income
housing for minorities; and employers who turn down
African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.
Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security
LA Times - Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the
Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security
beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity
to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions
whose monthly disability payments are handled by others....
There is no simple way to identify that group, but a strategy
used by the Department of Veterans Affairs since the creation of
the background check system is reporting anyone who has been
declared incompetent to manage pension or disability payments
and assigned a fiduciary.
Former US Congressman sentenced to prison over tax fraud
RT - Michael Grimm, a former New York Congressman, was sentenced
to eight months in prison for tax evasion after pleading guilty
to under reporting $1 million in wages and receipts to evade
paying payroll taxes. Grimm was facing up to three years in
prison. Grimm, 45, was sentenced on Friday and will surrender
himself to federal prison on September 10. He will be on
probation for one year after serving the eight months. The
former Staten Island Congressman, who is also a former FBI agent
and Marine, pleaded guilty late last year to aiding in filing a
false tax return in a case stemming from an investigation of his
campaign financing. US District Judge Pamela Chen said his crime
included exploiting immigrant laborers, some who were paid as
little as $4.60 an hour.
Angry clashes in South Carolina as Ku Klux Klan and New Black
Panther Party come face-to-face in battle over Confederate flag
Daily Mail - Angry clashes have erupted between members of the
Ku Klux Klan and the New Black Panther Party as both groups
rally at the South Carolina statehouse. Confederate flags were
stolen and ripped up to cheers and applause from the New Black
Panther demonstrators - while KKK members stood on the steps of
the capitol performing Nazi salutes. The white supremacists came
out in force on Saturday afternoon to condemn the governor's
decision to remove the Confederate Flag due to its associations
with racial hatred. Countering their demonstration, around 400
people with links to the New Black Panther Party marched in the
name of racial equality - calling on politicians to do more than
simply bring down a flag.
So tell me again why the Confederate flag is the symbol of black
oppression in America!
Donald Trump: No apology to McCain, vows to stay the course
Politico - Trump, who has stood by past statements questioning
President Barack Obama’s birthplace and asserting many Mexican
undocumented immigrants were “rapists,” is doing the same with
his comments disparaging Ariz. Sen. John McCain’s military
service because McCain was shot down and captured during the
Vietnam War. “No, not at all,” Trump said during a phone
interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” when asked if he owed the
Arizona Republican an apology.... “I’m very disappointed in John
McCain because the vets are horribly treated in this country,”
Trump said. “I’m going to fight for the vets. I’ve done a lot
for the vets. And the vets — I’ve been going around to the
campaign trail. They’re treated like third-class citizens. He’s
done nothing to help the vets. And I will tell you, they are
living in hell.”
* Related Video:
Donald Trump: McCain’s a War Hero Because He Was Captured...
Gold, Precious Metals Flash Crash Following $2.7 Billion
Zero Hedge - The last time gold plummeted by just over $30 per
ounce (dragging down silver and bitcoin with it) and resulted in
a crash so furious it led to a "Velocity Logic" market halt for
10 seconds, was on January 6, 2014. Many said this was just
perfectly normal selling, although we explicitly said (and
showed) that it was a clear case of an HFT algo gone wild
(following an order to do just that and slam all sell stops)
when someone manipulated the market and repriced gold
White House distances itself from Glass-Steagall push
The Hill - The White House wants to keep its distance from a
liberal push to re-implement legislation that would break up big
banks. Progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are
calling for a reimplementation of Glass-Steagall, which would
require big banks to divide commercial and investment banking.
"At this point, we believe that the kind of implementation of
Wall Street reform is the most effective way to protect our
economy and middle-class taxpayers," White House press secretary
Josh Earnest told reporters at a press briefing Friday when
asked whether President Obama supports it. Earlier this month,
Warren brought back legislation that would re-implement the law.
Shell Warns, Oil Price Recovery To Take 5 Years
Zero Hedge - Andy Brown, a top Shell official, said the
Anglo-Dutch oil giant forecasts no quick rebound in the average
global price of oil, but only a gradual recovery lasting five
years. He attributed this sluggishness to a slowdown in China’s
economy, leading a drop in demand for fuel, and the continuing
oversupply of oil. The price of oil has fallen from more than
$100 per barrel in June 2014 to under $60 today, and Brown said
the company has believed for months that it will take until 2020
for the price to rise to a mere $90 per barrel.
McDonald’s New Lobster Value Meal Will Cost You $14
GovtSlaves - McDonald’s is selling a lobster roll in several
regions, including New England and Canada. The McLobster costs
about $8.99. The meal deal, which includes fries and a fountain
drink, costs $13.99, notes Candice Choi at the Associated Press.
The menu item shows that McDonald’s is trying to offer more
premium options to better compete with fast-casual options like
Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack and Chipotle. Reviews of the McLobster
have been largely negative. “The limp bun holds a bizarrely
large amount of lettuce, both shredded and whole-leaf, neither
of which is anything more than filler. There’s plenty of mayo,
liberally mashed in with globs of shredded lobster meat in some
awful sort of seafood salad,” writes Adam Callagan at Eater.
Callagan also says that the sandwich doesn’t taste like lobster.
Satellites: Earth Is Nearly In Its 21st Year Without Global
Daily Caller - For years, climate scientists have been debating
the “hiatus” in global warming, pushing dozens of explanations
for why global temperatures had not risen significantly in the
last decade or so in the surface record and for the last two
decades in the satellite record. but the debate was cut short in
June when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
published a study claiming the “hiatus” never existed. “Newly
corrected and updated global surface temperature data from
NOAA’s [National Centers for Environmental Information] do not
support the notion of a global warming ‘hiatus,’” wrote NOAA
scientists in their study.
California Water Wars Escalate: State Changes Law, Orders
Farmers To Stop Pumping
Zero Hedge - "In the water world, the pre-1914 rights were
considered to be gold," exclaimed one water attorney, but as AP
reports, it appears that 'gold' is being tested as California
water regulators flexed their muscles by ordering a group of
farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River
amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to
protect waterways that are drying up in the drought. As usual,
governments do what they want with one almond farmer raging
"I've made investments as a farmer based on the rule of
law...Now, somebody's changing the law that we depend on." This
is not about to get any better as NBCNews reports, this drought
is of historic proportions - the worst in over 100 years.
The Feds want speed limiters and surveillance devices installed
in every car, truck and bus
MassPrivateI - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
called on commercial bus and truck manufacturers to install data
recorders often referred to as "black box" recorders. NTSB
Chairman Christopher Hart said that despite “more than a decade
of recommendations by the NTSB,” federal regulators at the U.S.
Department of Transportation had not required them in large
motor vehicles. If you didn't know nearly every car manufactured
after 2005 has a black box, the NHTSA has an entire page
dedicated to Event Data Recorders. According to the Sacramento
Bee the American Bus Association (ABA) has expressed support for
the installation of data recorders. Of course they support the
NTSB's drive to surveil every bus, they receive $12 million in
grants from DHS every year!
Melatonin May Be One Of The Most Effective Anti-Cancer
Treatments In Existence
Eldon Dahl - Numerous studies have established melatonin as one
of the most effective anti-cancer treatments in existence. It
inhibits cancer cell growth and proliferation; it destroys
cancer cells, stops angiogenesis (new tumor blood vessel
growth), and prevents harmful forms of estrogen from stimulating
cancer cell growth. Despite its success in clinical trials and
in doctors' experiences with their patients, it has not been
widely prescribed in conventional medicine, though, its effects
have proven to be superior to those of many chemotherapeutic
drugs..... Studies have also revealed melatonin to be more
effective for treating pancreatic and lung cancers than a drug
commonly used to treat these types of cancers. What's more, this
drug may cost more than $4,000 per month, while twenty
milligrams of DMF melatonin cost approximately $50 per month.
How to Eat Fermented Foods at Every Meal
Health Impact News - Fermented foods have taken off in
popularity in recent years with some recommending the
consumption of at least one fermented food at every meal. They
aid digestion by providing enzymes and probiotics and have been
shown to have a host of benefits for everything from gut health
to cancer to brain functioning. So there is no question that
eating fermented foods daily – and even at every meal – is a
great idea. While the practicality of such an endeavor can seem
overwhelming, a bit of strategy and awareness will make these
foods fall effortlessly into the meal.
Top Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice and How to Take This Super Drink
Natural News Blogs - The aloe vera plant is amazing, almost
every part of it is useful to health. It’s not only popular for
its nutritional benefits, but also very beneficial to the skin,
aloe vera gel is an excellent tool to treat several skin
problems, such as sunburn, insect bites, wounds and any other
skin issues. Aloe vera juice is considered as a highly
nutritious drink with tons of health benefits...
Lyme disease surged 320%, high-risk areas expanding – CDC report
RT - Lyme disease is not only growing more rampant in its normal
hotspots across the US, but it’s also spreading dramatically to
new geographic areas where it has been virtually unknown
previously, according to a study by the Centers for Disease
Control. “Over time, the number of counties identified as having
high incidence of Lyme disease in the northeastern states
increased more than 320 percent,” researchers wrote in the
report. They also noted that the disease is appearing in some
states for the first time ever.
This Preventable Pest Can Make Your Cat Sick to the Point of Death (Not
Dr. Becker - Tick-borne diseases that occur in cats include
cytauxzoonosis, tularemia, haemobartonellosis, babesiosis, and
ehrlichiosis. Since tick-borne infections can be life threatening,
prevention is key.... I’m not in favor of applying topical flea and tick
chemical preventives or collars containing potentially toxic chemicals
to any pet, but especially not cats due to their extreme sensitivity to
many of these chemicals. And under no circumstances should you ever use
a flea and tick product designed for dogs on your cat, as it can prove
to be fatal. If your cat ventures outside regularly, I recommend using a
safe tick repellent such as geranium oil products designed to deter
ticks on cats. You can also consider sprinkling your kitty with
diatomaceous earth, avoiding the face and head. You can also use
all-natural tick collars that are specifically made for cats.
- July 17, 2015 - Today in History:
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to the British at Rochefort,
1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.
1862 - National cemeteries were authorized by the U.S. government.
1866 - Authorization was given to build a tunnel beneath the Chicago
River. The three-year project cost $512,709.
1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, MA.
It was the first dental school in the U.S.
1898 - U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter took Santiago de
Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1941 - Brigadier General Soervell directed Architect G. Edwin Bergstrom
to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an office
building that could house 40,000 War Department employees on his desk by
the following Monday morning. The building became known as the Pentagon.
1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British
Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the
final Allied summit of World War II. During the meeting Stalin made the
comment that "Hitler had escaped."
1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.
1960 - Francis Gary Powers pled guilty to spying charges in a Moscow
court after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
1966 - Ho Chi Minh ordered a partial mobilization of North Vietnam
forces to defend against American air strikes.
1975 - An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. It
was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
1987 - Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and rear Admiral John Poindexter
begin testifying to Congress at the "Iran-Contra" hearings.
1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores.
1998 - Biologists reported that they had deciphered the genome (genetic
map) of the syphilis bacterium.
2008 - In China, construction of the Shanghai World Financial Center was
Greece Is Just The Beginning: The 21st Century 'Enclosures' Have Begun
Zero Hedge - Greece is only the beginning. Greeks driven out of their
country by the collapsed economy, demise of the social welfare system,
and extraordinary rate of unemployment will take their poverty to other
EU countries. Members of the EU are not bound by national boundaries and
can freely emigrate. Closing down the support system in Greece will
drive Greeks into the support systems of other EU countries, which will
be closed down in turn by the One Percent’s privatizations. The 21st
century Enclosures have begun.
Germany Wastes No Time, Puts Greece "For Sale" On Craigslist
Zero Hedge - For sale are some recently acquired Greek assets for
Canada: Man Faces 6 Months in Jail For Disagreeing With Feminists on
Paul Joseph Watson - A Canadian man faces 6 months in jail for
disagreeing with feminists on Twitter, a case that one journalist warns
“could have enormous fallout for free speech.” 54-year-old Greg Elliott
could be charged with criminal harassment simply for expressing his
opposition to a campaign by activists Steph Guthrie and Heather Reilly
to publicly shame a young man in Northern Ontario.... Under Canada’s
draconian anti-harassment laws, the victim merely has to claim that the
offending conduct made them “fear for their safety.” In other words, if
Elliott is convicted, feminists in Canada could claim that anyone who
disagrees with or offends them is engaging in “criminal harassment” and
demand they be sent to prison.
Syrian rebels decry Iran's nuclear deal with the west
The Guardian - Syrian opposition fighters have criticised the Iranian
nuclear agreement as enabling the ongoing disintegration of their
country and empowering Tehran despite its support for President Bashar
al-Assad’s regime. Opposition fighters said the agreement, which will
provide billions of dollars of sanctions relief to the Iranian
government, strengthens a widely held belief that the US does not wish
to see Assad’s departure.
Greece debt crisis: new ECB cash lifeline could reopen Greek banks
The Guardian - Banks in Greece could open their doors on Monday for the
first time in three weeks, after the European Central Bank boosted
emergency funding for the country’s financial sector by €900m (£630m)
and threw its weight behind calls for debt relief for Athens. The ECB
president, Mario Draghi, announced the extension of aid to the country’s
banks while backing the idea – championed by the International Monetary
Fund but rejected by Germany – that some of Greece’s debts will have to
be written off.
The Bankruptcy Of The Planet Accelerates – 24 Nations Are Currently
Facing A Debt Crisis
Economic Collapse - There has been so much attention on Greece in recent
weeks, but the truth is that Greece represents only a very tiny fraction
of an unprecedented global debt bomb which threatens to explode at any
moment. As you are about to see, there are 24 nations that are currently
facing a full-blown debt crisis, and there are 14 more that are rapidly
heading toward one. Right now, the debt to GDP ratio for the entire
planet is up to an all-time record high of 286 percent, and globally
there is approximately 200 TRILLION dollars of debt on the books. That
breaks down to about $28,000 of debt for every man, woman and child on
the entire planet.
MH17 couldn’t be shot from rebel areas, West pressuring investigators –
Russian Air Agency
RT - Malaysian flight MH17 couldn’t have been shot by a ground-to-air
missile from the areas controlled by eastern Ukrainian rebels, said
Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, adding that West is putting
pressure upon investigators to get conclusions it wants. If the missile,
as Western authorities claim, were sent from Snezhnoe area [controlled
by the rebels], then according to all experts and specialists, it would
have been detected by radar station in Rostov-on –Don [region in Russia
which borders on Donetsk Region],” Deputy chief of Russia’s Federal Air
Transport Agency Oleg Storchevoy said during a briefing on MH17
Israeli-made air-to-air missile may have downed MH17 says report
RT - A report on Malaysian Airlines MH17 air disaster in Ukraine last
year by a group of old-hand aviation security experts maintains that the
Boeing might have been downed by an Israeli Python air-to-air missile.
The authors of the investigative report have calculated the possible
detonation initiation point of the missile that hit the passenger
aircraft and approximate number and weight of strike elements, which in
turn designated the type and presumed manufacturer of the weapon.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Jade Helm goes live in Tennessee: 4 Dead Marines. 5 Fast Facts
You Need to Know
OSNet Daily - Those false flags are becoming as predictable as
clockwork. To make a long story short – The Muslim patsy “Was a
Naturalized U.S. Citizen Originally From Kuwait” (Need we say
more?) An “ISIS-Affiliated Account” Tweeted #Chattanooga Just
Before the Shooting Occurred Along With a “Warning to Americans”
(How convenient). His Motive Is “Not Yet Known” (MK Ultra,
anyone?). Police “Do Not Believe There Is a Second Shooter”
(which means there was at least one more shooter. Was there a
drill simulating a “lone wolf attack” in the vicinity of the
White House Celebrates Muslim Holiday on Day Muhammad Murders
Breitbart - President Barack Obama sent a celebratory message to
Muslims around the world on the White House Twitter account
nearly two hours before his first tweet on the subject of four
dead Marines killed by an Islamic gunman.
Disgraced Planned Parenthood Official Works For White House
Staff…Her ‘Right-Wing’ Hatred EXPOSED
Daily Caller - Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah
Nucatola’s shocking personal work history is coming to light.
Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White
House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby
fetus parts. A staunch political advocate, Nucatola railed
against the “right-wing” Bush administration. What’s more, she
so enjoyed her work in the abortion industry that she touted a
T-shirt celebrating a drug used in the practice.
Aurora shooting verdict: James Holmes found guilty in theater
The Guardian - James Holmes was today found guilty of the
first-degree murder of 12 people during a midnight screening of
the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. The guilty ruling
means that the trial now enters the sentencing phase, where
jurors will decide Holmes's fate. Prosecutors have said they
will seek the death penalty, which has only been carried out
once in Colorado in the past 38 years. The verdict came down
nearly three years to the day after the massacre in the movie
theater took place. The trial lasted 11 weeks and featured 256
witnesses as well as thousands of pieces of evidence.
White House reportedly offers to boost military aid to Israel
after Iran deal (Video)
Fox News - According to the New York Times, Obama broached the
subject in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. White House officials said that
Obama told Netanyahu that he was prepared to hold "intensive
discussions" on bolstering Israel's defense capabilities. The
paper reported that Netanyahu denied to discuss the subject with
the president, leading U.S. officials to believe he wants to
wait and see what Congress has to say about the deal, which was
agreed to after long talks involving the U.S., Iran, and five
other world powers. Lawmakers have up to 60 days to review the
agreement.... In remarks to Israel's parliament, Netanyahu said
he was not bound by the terms of the deal and could still take
military action against Iran.
Obama pledged to reduce nuclear arsenal, then came this weapon
Reveal News - Standing next to a 12-foot nuclear bomb that looks
more like a trim missile than a weapon of mass destruction,
engineer Phil Hoover exudes pride. “I feel a real sense of
accomplishment,” he said.... Later, when nuclear explosives are
added at the federal Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas, the bomb
will have a maximum explosive force equivalent to 50,000 tons of
TNT – more than three times more powerful than the U.S. atomic
bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, 70 years ago this August that
killed more than 130,000 people. The U.S. government doesn’t
consider the B61-12 to be new – simply an upgrade of an existing
weapon. But some contend that it is far more than that.
4 Marines killed in attacks on Chattanooga military facilities
CBS News - A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two
military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four
Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer, officials
told CBS News. The shooter also was killed. Law enforcement
sources told CBS News that the shooting suspect was identified
as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. According to a U.S.
law enforcement source, Abdulazeez was born in Kuwait and came
to the United States in 1996. It's unclear if and when he became
an American citizen. A U.S. official told CBS News that
Abdulazeez was not on law enforcement radar concerning possible
terror links or aspirations. The FBI was not aware of him as
being any kind of threat.
Suspected ISIS Twitter Account Claims Responsibility for
Mikael Thalen - A Twitter account claiming to be associated with
ISIS terrorists appeared to take responsibility for the
Chattanooga shooting Thursday, which took the lives of four
Marines outside of a Tennessee Navy and Marine Reserve Center.
According to CBS News, “U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said
officials were treating the attacks as an ‘act of domestic
terrorism,’ though FBI Special Agent in Charge Ed Reinhold said
authorities were still investigating a motive.” ISIS similarly
claimed responsibility for the attack in Garland, Texas, last
May after two “soldiers of the caliphate” were killed while
attempting to stop a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest.
5th holistic doctor (age 33) died in Florida making 5 dead and 5
Erin Elizabeth - I read about Dr. Baron Holt DC not long after
he died less than a month ago near me here on the East Coast of
Florida. Father’s day June 21st. Dr. Holt was coincidentally
found the very same day that Dr. Bruce Hedendal (also a DC found
here on the E Coast of Florida) was found slumped over in his
car. Like Holt, Dr. Hedendal was also extremely fit. Dr Hedendal
been doing an athletic event earlier in the day before he was
found in his car. My heart goes out to their families and all
Totalitarian medicine: Medical boards threaten to destroy
careers of doctors who question Big Pharma propaganda
Congress Could Soon Ban GMO Labeling Under New Bill
Natural Society - Want some more proof that Monsanto and other
biotech giants are deathly afraid of GMO labeling initiatives
passing within the United States? A new bill introduced by
Monsanto’s star representative, Mike Pompeo, could soon ban all
mandatory GMO labeling in the US. The worst part? It was just
approved by the House Agriculture Committee, which means it’s
one step closer to becoming a full-fledged law. The bill is
formally known as H.R. 1599, or the ‘Safe and Accurate Food
Labeling Act of 2015.’
Tell Congress to Protect Your Right to Know: Oppose the DARK Act
Highway Trust Fund Broke, Gov’t To Uses TSA Fees To Fund Roads
GovtSlaves - The patch would keep the fund afloat through
December by transferring $8.1 billion from the Treasury into the
Highway Trust Fund.... The measure is the latest installment—the
34th since 2008, in fact—in a series of short-term measures used
to address the Highway Trust Fund’s chronic overspending. The
trust fund, fueled primarily by taxes on gas and diesel, shells
out about $50 billion annually for federal highway and transit
projects. This year, the trust fund will spend $13 billion more
than it receives in revenues. That deficit is expected to grow
to $22 billion in 10 years, resulting in a $168 billion
cumulative shortfall by 2025. The House’s current plan—using an
$8 billion patch to open up the door for a repatriation
proposal—is fiscally irresponsible and bad transportation
U.S. fracking linked to higher hospitalization rates:
Sputnik News - The new study, published this week in the journal
PLOS ONE, casts another stone at the drilling technique, which
scientists have linked to both an increase in seismic activity
and water pollution. The authors of the study explored the
largest drilling state in the country — Pennsylvania — with its
6,000 wells that have been drilled into the Marcellus Shale
since 2008. Their results are not comforting, predicting that
residents of 18 Pennsylvania ZIP codes with well density more
than 0.79 wells per square kilometer to have a 27 percent
increase in hospitalizations for heart conditions, compared to
areas where no fracking takes place.
House GOP Passes CA Drought-Relief Bill, Despite Obama Veto
Breitbart - On Thursday, the House passed Republican-backed
legislation that would ensure California farmers adequate water
supply to combat the state’s record four-year drought, despite a
veto threat from the White House. The House passed the Western
Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 (HR 2898) by a vote
of 245-176. Just five Democrats joined Republicans in voting for
the bill. The legislation would set a minimum amount of water
that the state must allow to flow through the Central Valley
Project (CVP), one of several key water infrastructure systems
that provides water to most of California’s farmers. Federal
officials would be required to prove that a fish species would
go extinct to reduce the amount of water pumped through the CVP.
The bill would also speed up the environmental review process
for the construction of new water storage projects, like dams
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Plantain: The Ugly Little Edible ‘Weed’ That Heals And Soothes
Off the Grid News - If you do not chemically treat your yard,
chances are very good that you have some plantain growing there.
Plantain – not to be confused with the banana-like fruit of the
same name – is a common weed found throughout North America....
You can recognize plantain as a low, short plant with wide and
round leaves that have parallel veins. There are many photos and
videos online to help you identify plantain. What you may not
know is that it is a very useful plant. In fact, it contains
anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
So, instead of yanking out these common weeds in frustration,
you can learn to cultivate them for all kinds of purposes. Here
are some common uses for plantain...
Is Rocket Fuel (Perchlorate) Destroying Organic Farming?
Green Med Info - Perchlorate is an environmental pollutant
primarily associated with releases by defense contractors,
military operations and aerospace programs, as it is a key
ingredient in rocket fuel. It is now found contaminating
conventional and organically grown food, alike. Perchlorate is
an environmental pollutant primarily associated with releases by
defense contractors, military operations and aerospace programs,
as it is a key ingredient in rocket fuel. It is now found in
virtually all humans tested, and it is continually making its
way up the food chain through ground and drinking water, into
feed and edible plants, animals products, milk and breast milk -
contaminating conventional and organically grown food, alike.
FDA Warning: OTC Nonaspirin Painkillers Linked to Stroke and
Health Impact News - The Food and Drug Administration warned
last week that the risk of heart attack and stroke from widely
used painkillers that include Motrin IB, Aleve and Celebrex but
not aspirin was greater than it previously had said. Experts
said that the warning reflected the gathering evidence that
there was risk even in small amounts of the drug, so-called
nonaspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or Nsaids, and
that everyone taking them should use them sparingly for brief
periods. Millions of Americans take them.
Deadly, drug-resistant superbugs now being found in meat
(NaturalNews) MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus, has been a concerning health topic, and for good reason.
The superbug is a drug-resistant strain of Staph that infects
hundreds of thousands of Americans annually, ultimately killing
several thousand of them -- and that's not even taking into
consideration the many cases that aren't included in government
incidence statistics. And now, you just might stumble upon this
harmful strain while eating certain meat products.
5 Steps to Kick Your Sugar Addiction
Dr Axe - Here are the top ways to reduce sugar cravings. There
are really four main steps. You need to get more fiber, more
protein, more healthy fat and consume sour foods. If you follow
those steps, and a fifth one we’ll add here, those things will
help you overcome your sweet addiction and sugar cravings.
3 Ways To Make Coconut Milk (without cracking a coconut)
Food Babe - If you’ve ever picked up a box of coconut milk from
the store and read the ingredients, it probably looked something
like this: water, coconut cream, cane sugar, tricalcium
phosphate, carrageenan, guar gum, coconut water concentrate,
natural flavors… The list of ingredients in most store bought
coconut milks is absolutely ridiculous, especially since you
only need 2 ingredients to make it – COCONUT AND WATER! I’m here
to show you 3 ways to make coconut milk with ingredients you
probably already have in your pantry. I think some of you might
be shocked at how easy it is…
Never Use These Dangerous Carcinogens Around Your Pet
Dr. Becker - This is an important heads-up for all of you who put
chemical pest repellent collars on your pets and/or use pesticide sprays
in and around your home.... The International Agency for Research on
Cancer (IARC) has concluded that five organophosphate herbicides and
pesticides are carcinogenic to humans and animals. Four of the five
chemicals are currently in use in products such as flea and tick collars
for pets, and pesticide sprays for residential use
Homeless Cat Cuddles With Abandoned Baby, Saves It From Freezing To
Health Nut News - Human beings can be the cruelest, most selfish animals
on the planet. Nothing is evidence of that more than the story of baby
who was left in a box in a stairway of an apartment building on a
freezing day Obninsk, Russia. Fortunately, the baby had a hero with him
– a stray cat that the apartment tenants let hang around.
VIDEO: BEST "Commercial" OF THE YEAR. . .pertaining to organ donors
No wonder this moving video is taking the world by storm. It's a tear
jerker with an amazing message.
- July 16, 2015 - Today in History:
1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during the American
1907 - Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state.
1915 - Coca-Cola had its prototype for a countoured bottle patented. The
bottle made its commercial debut the next year.
1933 - The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic
relations for the first time.
1969 - The U.S. Army announced that several had been charged with
massacre and cover-up in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam
on March 16, 1968.
1973 - Skylab 3 carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from
Cape Canaveral, FL, on an 84-day mission.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
1981 - A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been
developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research.
1985 - Colonel Oliver North was put in charge of the shipment of HAWK
anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
1998 - In Burlington, Wisconsin, 5 high school students were arrested in an alleged plot to kill a carefully selected group
of teachers and students.
1998 - It was announced that Monica Lewinsky had signed a deal for the
North American rights to a book about her affair with U.S. President
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court said that union members could file
discrimination lawsuits against employers even when labor contracts
1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister died when
the single-engine plane Kennedy was piloting plunged into the Atlantic
Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
2000 - Bill Clinton became the first serving U.S. president to visit
2001 - The movie "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" opened in
the U.S. and U.K.
2004 - A NASA unmanned "scramjet" (X-43A) reached a speed of nearly 10
times the speed of sound above the Pacific Ocean.
2004 - Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison and five
months of home confinement by a federal judge for lying about a stock
Japanese law could send soldiers to fight abroad for first time in 70
The Guardian - Japan’s lower house of parliament has approved
legislation that could see troops sent to fight abroad for the first
time since the second world war, despite thousands of protesters
overnight chanting and holding up placards reading “No War, No Killing”.
A lower house panel approval on Wednesday of the unpopular bills, which
would drop a ban on collective self-defence or fighting to defend a
friendly country like the United States, sparked a huge demonstration
and more are planned.... Opponents say the revisions could entangle
Japan in US-led conflicts around the globe and violate pacifist article
9 of the US-drafted, post-war constitution.
US Plans to Expand Its Involvement in Ukraine - German Media
Sputnik News - The US is considering the possibility of participating
more actively in Ukrainian affairs, including enhanced military training
of Ukrainian armed forces, Der Spiegel wrote. According to the head of
US Army forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, US military instructors are likely
to start implementation of an expanded training program in November. The
program is designed to help the Ukrainian Army to fight against Donbass
militias in the eastern regions of the country. The final decision on
the program is still pending: the US proposal has to be assessed by its
Israeli Special Forces Assassinated Senior Syrian Official
The Intercept - On Aug. 1, 2008, a small team of Israeli commandos
entered the waters near Tartus, Syria, and shot and killed a Syrian
general as he was holding a dinner party at his seaside weekend home.
Muhammad Suleiman, a top aide to the Syrian president, was shot in the
head and neck, and the Israeli military team escaped by sea. While
Israel has never spoken about its involvement, secret U.S. intelligence
files confirm that Israeli special operations forces assassinated the
general while he vacationed at his luxury villa on the Syrian coast. The
internal National Security Agency document, provided by former NSA
contractor Edward Snowden, is the first official confirmation that the
assassination of Suleiman was an Israeli military operation, and ends
speculation that an internal dispute within the Syrian government led to
The Other Group Looking Forward to the Era of the Iran Deal
Defense One - Weapons companies - especially those from Russia and China
- are standing by to upgrade Tehran's aging military equipment. A
nuclear deal would lift a debilitating weight on Iran’s economy and—if
Tehran so chose—improve relations with the rest of the world. It would
have a dramatic impact in the US, too, allowing Americans—if they so
chose—to begin the process of moving on from a 36-year-old confrontation
with Tehran. But even actors with only a glancing connection to the
talks stand to gain. For starters, big, global oil companies—which may
get contracts to drill for oil in Iran—are strong advocates for any
deal. And then there are the arms dealers. State-owned arms businesses
from Russia and China have been waiting in the wings for any opportunity
to give Iran’s military a much-needed makeover.
Greek MPs pass austerity bill as Athens police clash with protesters
The Guardian - Five years into the worst crisis to hit their country in
decades, Greek MPs voted by a large majority in the early hours of
Thursday morning to accept draconian austerity as the price of further
bailout funds but at great personal cost to prime minister Alexis
Tsipras. In a vote that saw tensions soar in and outside parliament, the
embattled leader’s radical leftist Syriza party suffered huge losses as
40 MPs revolted against the measures. A total of 229 lawmakers voted in
favour of the internationally mandated measures, 64 against and six
Tear gas v petrol bombs: Clashes mar massive Greek protest against
Greek deputy finance minister resigns over debt deal
RT - Greek Deputy Finance Minister Nadia Valavani has resigned ahead of
the key vote in the Greek parliament on a third bailout agreed between
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the country’s creditors. She described
the deal as Greek agony.... She called the debt deal reached Monday a
“capitulation” by the government, that’ll hit the Greek people. This
‘capitulation’ is so overwhelming that it will not allow a regrouping of
forces. With your signature there will be a deterioration in the status
of an already suffering population, and this will be a tombstone around
their necks for many years with little potential of redemption,” she
Tsipras Stunner: Creditors Said "There Is No Point In Holding Elections"
In Bailed Out Countries
Zero Hedge - As if the long-suffering Greek people need more tragedy in
their lives, here comes an admission from their chosen "leader" that
Greece, as a sovereign nation, no longer exists: Greek PM Tsipras says
lenders give a message that in countries under a bailout there is no
point in holding elections.... So the Troika makes it clear that
countries under a bailout, such as a Greece was and is about to be
indefinitely again, democracy is finished and the country becomes a
sovereign ward of a few unelected bureaucrats, and the Greek "prime
minister" who also just admitted he is now nothing but a puppet of
Greece's new unelected leaders, is Ok with this.
Final Report on MH17 to Blame Donbass Militia, Malaysia Airlines for
Sputnik News - The final investigative report on the deadly crash of the
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in southeastern Ukraine will lay the blame
for the tragedy on Donbass independence supporters, and, partly, the
carrier itself, CNN reported Wednesday, citing two sources familiar with
the investigation. he final report into the crash by the Dutch Safety
Board is scheduled to be published in October 2015. A draft version of
the document has been sent to the countries participating in the
investigation. The states were given 60 days to comment on the draft.
WHO Cancer Expert: Glyphosate is Definitely Genotoxic
Sustainable Pulse - Professor Christopher Portier, one of the co-authors
of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on
Cancer’s (IARC) recent report which determined Glyphosate’s status as a
probable carcinogen, reiterated the IARC’s conclusions, and said:
“Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic. There is no doubt in my mind.”
Professor Portier was speaking in London at a scientific briefing on
glyphosate in Westminster, London organized by the Soil Association. The
Soil Association is calling for a UK ban on the use of Glyphosate
sprayed on UK wheat as a pre-harvest weedkiller and its use to kill the
crop to ripen it faster.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Ron Paul Takes on Neocon: 'We've Got a Schizophrenic Foreign
The Ron Paul Institute - We're with the Iranians because we are
both fighting ISIS but we're against the Iranians because they
are on the side of Assad. That is why RPI Chairman Ron Paul
described our foreign policy as "schizophrenic" in a Newsmax
debate on the Iran deal. On the Iran talks, Dr. Paul reminded
the viewers that Reagan believed it was important to talk to the
Soviets, a regime that had killed far more people than has the
Iranians, and to look for ways to reduce weapons proliferation.
So why not talk to Iran?... Watch as a few sparks fly in this
very interesting interview
US Equipment for War on Terror in Yemen Left in Storage for 8
Sputnik News - “Since 2007, 200 parcels of equipment Yemen
purchased using US government-funded Foreign Military Financing
grants remain unshipped in a private warehouse in Virginia
rather than [being used]… to counter threats such as al-Qaeda in
the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP),” the report stated on Wednesday.
The US State Department, the report explained, committed $48
million of $108 million in Foreign Military Financing to counter
AQAP in Yemen from 2007 to 2014. The military equipment
languished in the warehouse for years, according to the report,
because the Yemeni government failed to pay freight forwarders
that it had contracted to ship the goods.
Protesters Greet Obama in Oklahoma Waving Confederate Flags —
and Demonstration Organizer Is Black
The Blaze - The protest was organized by Andrew Duncomb, who
calls himself “the Black Rebel,” KFOR-TV reported. “We don’t
believe it’s a symbol of racism,” he told the news station.
“They’re blaming the racist problems on the flag and not on the
real problems of America. Through the race lies the people who
carry and harbor the hate inside,” Duncomb added. Several other
black individuals participated in the demonstration. Obama was
in Oklahoma to discuss economic development and the criminal
Latest Outrageous ISIS Propaganda: Terrorists Will Behead the
Statue of Liberty
Kurt Nimmo - Thus far the atrocities committed by the
U.S.-trained terror army ISIS or Danesh have not resulted in
widespread condemnation by the American public and a demand the
Pentagon rush into the Middle East and exterminate the jihadist
vermin. The media, however, keeps cranking up the noise with
reports of the Islamic Army blowing up a baby, crucifying
children for eating during Ramadan and other assorted horrific
atrocities by way of fire, drowning and mass execution. Now
there is a report that may finally outrage at least a few
red-blooded Americans — the terror group has announced it will
behead the Statue of Liberty.
VIDEO: New Immigration Wave Coming: Census Bureau Predicts 1.24
Million More Immigrants To Enter USA in 2015
Breitbart - The Census Bureau published the new data in its
International Data Base, which contains population estimates and
projections up to the year 2050. The figure from the Census
Bureau is a calculation of net migration—meaning the total
number of immigrants who will arrive in the United States in
2015 would actually be larger than 1.24 million, but this net
figure accounts for and subtracts the number of immigrants who
leave the country.
Family Threatened at Gunpoint for Waving Confederate Flag
Paul Joseph Watson - The incident occurred on Monday night in
Moseley, Virginia while the family was expressing their First
Amendment right by waving the flag in their own driveway next to
a busy highway. A man driving an SUV pulled into the driveway,
took out his gun, chambered a round, pointed it at the family
and started yelling.... "He slammed on the brakes and when he
got right beside me, he pulled out a gun, chambered a round and
told me my cause wasn’t worth anything now,” Mark Wilson told
CBS 6.... 46-year-old James Baker was later arrested by police
for brandishing a weapon. Baker dubiously claimed that the
family had threatened his life.... “The police went and
investigated it and they let him go, he admitted everything and
they just let him go,” added Wilson.
Church Now Sending Collection Notices To Members who Don’t Tithe
GovtSlaves - A Florida church sent a delinquency notice to a new
member reminding her that worshipers were expected to pay $1,000
in required fees or face possible removal. Candace Petterson
said she started attending the Greater Mount Moriah Primitive
Baptist Church about six months ago after moving to a new home
in the Tampa area, but she received a troubling letter last week
from the church, reported WFTS-TV. The single mother said she
received what amounted to a delinquency notice from her new
church asking her to contribute $50 a month, along with other
assorted fees, to remain a member in good standing and vote on
church matters. The predominantly black church, which has
operated for more than a century, asked her to pay a yearly $250
anniversary fee and another $150 for Mount Moriah Day –
amounting to $1,000, some of which would be set aside to pay off
GOP candidates call for action after undercover Planned
Politico - Republican presidential candidates are furious about
an undercover video they say shows a Planned Parenthood
executive discussing the sale of fetal organs.... Ted Cruz
released a statement calling the video “sickening” and urged
Congress to begin an investigation into the Center for Medical
Progress’ allegations.... “The callous disrespect for human life
revealed today sickens me,” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tweeted.
“It’s time for pro-lifers to take a stand. It’s time to defund
Planned Parenthood.”... Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called the
video “absolutely horrifying and disgusting” and said that
“Planned Parenthood and the Democrats who vote to fund this
organization owe the American people an explanation for these
heinous, and possibly illegal, actions.”
GMO Labeling Group Head Hosts Fundraiser for Pro-Monsanto
Natural Society - We all know that biotech lobbyists spend
millions of dollars influencing the political agenda, but the
former CEO of Stonyfield Farms and a public supporter of GMO
labeling just hosted a $2700-per-person fundraiser for Hillary
Clinton in his own home. What were the intentions?... According
to the Boston Globe, Hirshberg said that the fundraiser didn’t
mean he was supporting Hillary for president. Organic Consumers
Association reached out to Hirshberg through Scott Faber, the
current executive director of Just Label It, and they have yet
to receive a response.
Number of US Disabled Military Veterans Rose to 330,000 in 4
Sputnik News - The number of badly disabled US veterans on
disability relief rose to 330,000, a 22 percent increase over
four years, according to a Government Accountability Office
(GAO) report.... The 2009-2013 period covered by the study was
marked by continuing US military operations in Afghanistan and
Iraq, though on a smaller scale than in previous years, as well
as by other US military missions around the world.
Santa Cruz County Votes To Cease Doing Business With 5 Too Big
To Fail Mega Banks
Zero Hedge - It appears that Ryan Coonerty, the Supervisor of
the Third District of Santa Cruz County, wrote a letter back in
June to the rest of the Board of Supervisors, in which he
bravely pleaded the county cease business operations with five
of the TBTF Wall Street Mega Banks. Why you ask? Well, because
they are criminal felons. Considering Eric Holder refused to
punish them, someone has to take a stand...“There seems to be no
limit to the greed in some our nation’s largest banks. I believe
it is critical that the County only work with the most
trustworthy institutions as we invest and protect the public’s
tax dollars. Santa Cruz County should not be involved with those
who rigged the world’s biggest financial markets."
4 Alarming Reasons America Could Be The Next Greece
Off the Grid News - The financial crisis in Greece should be a
wakeup call for Americans, as there are some disturbing
parallels between that European country and the US. If you
haven’t heard, banks in Greece – closed off and on for several
weeks now – are closed again until Thursday. And ATMs are still
out of cash. Debt and other economic problems could destroy
American independence just as they undermined Greece’s status as
a nation. Those who don’t believe America could share Greece’s
fate need to take a look at some disturbing trends in the US
economy. America, sadly, is repeating some of the same mistakes
that destroyed Greece’s.
Obama Administration Finds New Way to Let Criminal Banks Avoid
The Intercept - Three top Democrats are accusing the Department of
Housing and Urban Development of quietly removing a key clause in its
requirements for taxpayer-guaranteed mortgage insurance in order to
spare two banks recently convicted of federal crimes from being frozen
out of the lucrative market. HUD’s action is the latest in a series of
steps by federal agencies to eliminate real-world consequences for
serial financial felons, even as the Obama administration has touted its
efforts to hold banks accountable.
California To Get Relief from Drought: El Niño to the Rescue
Washington's Blog - California is finally set to get some
drought relief … Specifically, forecasters say a strong El Niño
is heading our way.... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) said there is now a 90% chance that El
Niño will last through the winter and an 80% chance it will last
into spring 2016.... However, even a very wet winter probably
won’t be enough to erase California’s drought. ... The state
would need about 150 percent of its normal rainfall to replenish
its reservoirs (the groundwater situation is a little bit
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Monsanto’s GMO Weed Killer Sprayed on Fields Close to 12,000
EWG - A new EWG analysis has identified nearly 12,000 churches
within 1,000 feet of fields of GMO corn and soybeans that are
sprayed with increasing amounts of the “probably carcinogenic”
weed killer glyphosate, first marketed by Monsanto as “Roundup.”
Five thousand churches are within a mere 200 feet of the
herbicide-tolerant GMO crops. In an earlier report EWG found
that more than 3,000 elementary schools are located close to
fields sprayed with glyphosate. Starting this year, moreover,
GMO corn and soybean fields in 15 states....
Click on the interactive map below to see the locations of
the 11,660 churches that are close to corn and soybean fields.
7 Reasons the Well-Rested Prepper Will Prevail
Natural Blaze - According to the CDC, there’s a public health
epidemic you need to be on the lookout for. It’s not contagious,
but has spread due to the North American lifestyle. You may have
suffered from it yourself, without even realizing you were part
of the population at risk. That epidemic is insufficient
sleep.... The trouble is, most of us push sleep to the back
burner. We have so many things to do. Just getting through the
demands of work, family life, chores, and a bit of leisure
leaves little time for much else - sleep seems to draw the short
straw. Add prepping to the equation and, well, you get the
drift: burning the candle at both ends becomes the norm rather
than the exception.... I could fill volumes with the various
benefits of sleep but, for now, let me touch upon the
Game-Changing Study: GMO Soy Accumulates Carcinogenic
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking new study reveals that GMO soy
accumulates the carcinogenic chemical formaldehyde, calling into
question its safety and the notion that GMOs are substantially
equivalent to their conventional counterparts.... The discovery
reported by Dr. Ayyadurai reveals a new molecular paradigm
associated with genetic engineering that will require research
to discover why, and how much formaldehyde and glutathione
concentration, and what other cellular chemicals relevant to
human and animal health, are altered. We need the kinds of
standards Dr. Ayyadurai demands to conduct such research,"
stated Dr. Ray Seidler, a former EPA Senior Scientist.
"Formaldehyde is a known class1 carcinogen. Its elevated
presence in soybeans caused by a common genetic engineering
event is alarming and deserves immediate attention and action
from the FDA and the Obama administration. Soy is widely grown
and consumed in the U.S., including by infants fed baby food
products, with 94% of soy grown here being genetically
The Top 33 Prebiotic Foods for Your Digestive System
Dr. Jockers - Prebiotics have numerous health benefits such as
improving gut health, inhibiting cancer, enhancing the immune
system, and preventing obesity. They also have shown effective
improvements in 91 percent of all human trials and have been
shown to reduce symptoms of bowel related issues such as
ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome
and celiac disease.... Currently, there are three major types of
prebiotics that are well documented: Inulin, oligosaccharides
and arabinogalactans. Examples of food sources that contain
This One Food Prevents The Number One Cause of Death And Even
Mae Chan -The substances that give chili peppers their intensity
when ingested or applied topically and their several related
chemicals, collectively called capsaicinoids kill cancer cells
and may even extend lifespan... Red chilies contain large
amounts of vitamin C and small amounts of carotene (provitamin
A). Yellow and especially green chilies (which are essentially
unripe fruit) contain a considerably lower amount of both
substances. In addition, peppers are a good source of most B
vitamins, and vitamin B6 in particular. They are very high in
potassium, magnesium, and iron.
- July 15, 2015 - Today in History:
1806 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his western expedition from Fort
Belle Fountaine, near St. Louis, MO.
1834 - Lord Napier of England arrived in Macao, China as the first chief
superintendent of trade.
1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be
readmitted to the Union.
1885 - In New York, the Niagara Reservation State Park opened.
1888 - "Printers’ Ink" was first sold.
1901 - Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers went on strike.
1904 - The first Buddhist temple in the U.S. was established in Los
1916 - In Seattle, WA, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William
Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.
1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.
1922 - The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from
Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.
1958 - Five thousand U.S. Marines landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to protect
the pro-Western government. The troops withdrew October 25, 1958.
1965 - The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures
of the planet Mars.
1968 - Commercial air travel began between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. - a Soviet Aeroflot jet, landed at Kennedy
International Airport in New York.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced he would visit the People's
Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."
1987 - Taiwan ended thirty-seven years of martial law.
2002 - John Walker Lindh, an American who had fought alongside the
Taliban in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to 2 felonies in a deal sparing
him life in prison.
2006 - The social networking service Twitter was launched.
2007 - The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles announced it was
settling clergy sex-abuse cases for $660 million.
2010 - BP stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico after 85 days
using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the well earlier in the week.
Lavrov: Russia expects US to abandon Europe AMD plans after Iran deal
RT - Moscow hopes the US will fulfill its promise not to develop a
system of missile defense in Europe after a deal with Iran has been
reached, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Vienna on
Tuesday. “We all probably remember that in April 2009 in Prague [US]
President [Barack] Obama said that if the Iran nuclear program issue is
sorted out, then the task of creating the European segment of the
missile defense system will disappear,” Lavrov said at press conference
in Vienna. He said that Tehran and the P5+1 powers (the United States,
the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China) have agreed on “joint
all-inclusive plan of actions, which consists of the main document and
five very detailed technical appendices.”
The ‘Greek Debt Deal’ Is Already Starting To Fall Apart
Economic Collapse - The “deal that was designed to fail” has already
begun to unravel. The IMF, which was expected to provide a big chunk of
the financing, has indicated that it may walk away from the deal unless
Greece is granted extensive debt relief. This is something that the
Germans and their allies have resolutely refused to do. Meanwhile,
outrage is pouring in from all over Europe regarding what the Greek
government is being forced to do to their own people. Most of this anger
is being directed at the Germans, but the truth is that without German
money the Greek banking system and the Greek economy will completely and
utterly collapse. So even though Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras
admits that this is a deal that he does not believe in, he is attempting
to get it pushed through the Greek parliament, and we should know on
Wednesday whether he was successful or not.
IMF Demands Greek Debt Relief "Far Beyond What Europe Has Been Willing
China May Tip World Into Recession: Morgan Stanley
Bloomberg - Forget about all the shoes, toys and other exports. China
may soon have another thing to offer the world: a recession. That is the
prediction from Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan
Stanley Investment Management, who says a continuation of China’s
slowdown in the next years may drag global economic growth below 2
percent, a threshold he views as equivalent to a world recession. It
would be the first global slump over the past 50 years without the U.S.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
BOOM! Expert On Fox News Admits ISIS Video Is Fake, Using Green
Screen and Teleprompter
Underground News - This Is For EVERYONE Who refused to Listen To
Us Out Here On Youtube. For every Truth video removed saying
exactly what they are saying Now on Main Stream. For those of
you whom will only believe the wicked mainstream , .. Here You
Go! We Told You So!
Another “Terror” Arrest; Another Mentally Ill Man, Armed by the
The Intercept - U.S. law enforcement officials announced another
terror arrest on Monday, after arming a mentally ill man and
then charging him with having guns. ABC News quoted a “senior
federal official briefed on the arrest” as saying: “This is a
very bad person arrested before he could do very bad things.”
But in a sting reminiscent of so many others conducted by the
FBI since 9/11, Alexander Ciccolo, 23, “aka Ali Al Amriki,” was
apparently a mentally ill man who was doing nothing more than
ranting about violent jihad and talking (admittedly in
frightening ways) about launching attacks—until he met an FBI
informant. At that point, he started making shopping lists for
weapons. The big twist in this story: Local media in
Massachusetts are saying Ciccolo was turned in by his father, a
Boston Police captain.
Undercover Footage Captures Stunning Claim About Planned
The Blaze - A video, titled, “Planned Parenthood Uses
Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts,” from the Center for
Medical Progress, a group concerned with medical ethics,
features comments from Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood
Federation of America’s senior director of medical services,
allegedly showing her describing how some doctors carefully
conduct abortions that leave fetal body parts in tact. Nucatola
reportedly made these comments on July 25, 2014, to actors whom
she believed were actual representatives and buyers from a human
biologics company. The comments appear to recount a process
through which some abortion doctors purportedly carefully
conduct procedures in an effort to keep specific fetal body
parts in tact.
Full Footage: Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to
Sell Baby Parts
John McCain Responds to Staged ISIS Beheading Video
Paul Joseph Watson - McCain responded on his official Twitter
account, remarking, “Another nutty conspiracy theory from the
#Russian Internet trolls – I’m very proud to be target of
America’s enemies.” He followed up with a subsequent tweet in
which he stated, “1st they doctored pics to say I met w/ #ISIS.
Now #Russian Internet trolls say I staged ISIS executions. Proud
to be their #1 adversary!”... What’s ironic is that McCain was
pictured meeting with an individual who is now the leader of
ISIS forces in Libya – Abdelhakim Belhadj – who worked directly
with U.S. and NATO forces during the overthrow of Colonel
Gaddafi. Belhadj also previously fronted the LIFG terrorist
organization which killed U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He was later credited with imposing Sharia law in Libya.
Scientist who studied health effects of 9/11 dust dies suddenly
of unknown causes
RT - Paul James Lioy, an environmental scientist known for his
work on the health effects of dust produced by the World Trade
Center disaster on September 11, 2001, died this week after
collapsing at Newark Liberty International Airport. He was 68
years old. Lioy was an internationally renowned authority on
exposure science...He also authored the book 'Dust: The Inside
Story of its Role in the September 11th Aftermath.' He was also
a professor of environmental and occupational health and vice
chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine at the Rutgers
University School of Public Health in New Jersey, according to
the university's website...The cause of his death has not yet
been determined, his wife Jean Lioy told the New York Times.
NAACP Wants Stone Mountain Confederate Generals Sand-Blasted
Off, Mount Rushmore Next?
Paul Joseph Watson - The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called
for the iconic and intricate Stone Mountain carvings which
feature confederate generals to be sand-blasted off and wiped
from the pages of history. In the name of political correctness,
NAACP’s Richard Rose told WSB-TV that symbols of the Confederacy
should be removed from all state-owned buildings, parks and
lands in the area, including a carving which depicts Stonewall
Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.
Flag Purge Continues: NAACP Wants Stars & Bars Removed From
Alabama Troopers’ Vehicles
More Parents to be Labeled Child Abusers in Tennessee? DCS to
Publicly Publish Suspected Child Abusers Even if not Charged
Medical Kidnap -We have been documenting on our MedicalKidnap
website for many months now many stories of families who were
accused of "abuse" simply because they disagreed with a doctor.
The tragedy in these stories is that the parents are almost
never afforded due process of the law, but have their children
medically kidnapped and then struggle to get them back. To add
insult to injury, they often have their names entered into a
child abuse registry. So now in the State of Tennessee, these
parents who have never even been charged with a crime, let alone
convicted of one, will allegedly soon have their names in a
public registry which will further violate their Constitutional
rights to privacy by slandering their name, and in many cases,
prevent them from keeping or obtaining employment.
VIDEO: The U.S. Is Facing A $1 Trillion Pension Shortfall
CNNMoney - States are short $968 billion for their pension
systems, an increase of $54 billion over the year before. When
debts from local programs are taken into account, the total
shortfall tops $1 trillion, according to the report. Three
states -- Illinois, Kentucky and Connecticut -- have less than
half of their pension programs funded. Illinois is in the hole
by more than $100 billion. There are two big reasons states have
fallen behind. First, a lot of the funds are held in stocks, and
returns on those investments fell during the Great Recession.
And second, some states have failed to make the required
contribution to their pension programs.
Report: Wind Turbines Trigger Danger Response In The Brain
Breitbart - A new report shows living near a wind turbine may
harm emotional wellbeing after scientists discovered that low
frequency sounds generated by rotor blades trigger a part of the
brain which senses danger. According to the Daily Telegraph,
brain scans show that even infrasound as low as 8hz – a whole
octave below the traditional cut off point for human hearing –
is still being picked up by the primary auditory cortex. This is
the part of the brain which translates sounds into meaning.
1000’s of smart meter fires: New whistleblower & court evidence
Take Back Your Power - The whistleblowers (wishing to remain
anonymous) who contacted us have serviced and repaired over
200,000 meters in the field. They have been warning their
supervisors about ‘smart’ meter problems for nearly a decade
now. They have had enough of the lies and want you to know what
they know. On top of the explosive new details, the meters have
at least four major sources of arcing. That’s right — FOUR.
Arcing in ‘smart’ meters causes extreme heat, which causes
fires. As we now see, it is beyond any shadow of a doubt that
meter manufacturers know, utilities know, and regulators know.
They have known the whole time, but they didn’t want to tell
you. In this investigation the focus on two of the worst
offenders, BC Hydro and PG&E. However, as this is a systemic
problem regardless of meter type, we feature fire incidents from
Texas, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Pennsylvania, Illinois and more.
How Much Damage Can the OPM Hackers Do With a Million
National Journal - The Office of Personnel Management announced
last week that the personal data for 21.5 million people had
been stolen. But for national security professionals and
cybersecurity experts, the more troubling issue is the theft of
1.1 million fingerprints. Much of their concern rests with the
permanent nature of fingerprints and the uncertainty about just
how the hackers intend to use them. Unlike a Social Security
number, address, or password, fingerprints cannot be
changed—once they are hacked, they're hacked for good.
ACLU sues to block extension of NSA dragnet program
RT - The temporary extension of the National Security Agency's
bulk phone records collection authority by the secretive court
that oversees US government spying should be revoked, since a
federal court ruled the program unconstitutional, according to
the ACLU. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the American Civil
Liberties Union said the Second Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling
on May 7 – which said that the NSA program that sweeps up
metadata of all US phone calls is illegal – should be sufficient
to shut down the program, effectively overruling the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) decision that reinstated
the dragnet program until late November.
Senate to Vote on Requiring Social Media to Report Suspicious
Activity to Feds
Activist Post - On Wednesday July 15th, 2015, the Senate will
vote on a measure that would require social media sites such as
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to report suspected terrorist
activity to Federal authorities. This is part of the
Intelligence Authorization Act of 2016.... The proposal
specifically charges the social media sites to "help
intelligence and law enforcement officials detect threats from
the Islamic State and other terrorist groups" says an anonymous
Washington Post source. What defines "terrorist activity"? The
bill doesn't say. What is a "terrorist group"? Again, it is not
clear. It has been reported that the NSA pretends to be Facebook
to gain access to the computers of those deemed "threats to
homeland". How long before Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube employ
bots to analyze behavior, comments, clicks, what we read, who we
are friends with, and what we like - then feeds that information
directly to the Federal government?
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Which of Your Foods are Sprayed with Round Up Just 3 Days Before
Natural Society - If your food isn’t certified organic, you’re
consuming some toxic food. Want to know why? Monsanto’s Round Up
‘pre-harvest’ spraying guide meant for conventional farmers
recommends that they spray crops just three days prior to
harvest – and they don’t just mean on GMO crops. This means
you’re likely consuming food which had been drenched in toxic
pesticides. RoundUp, the very same Monsanto-made product which
contains the recently-declared carcinogenic chemical glyphosate
(along with inert ingredients that are also extremely
dangerous), is sprayed on your food just before you eat it.
Which Crops Exactly? Monsanto recommends spraying for...
Unlabeled GMO Potatoes Have Landed on Store Shelves; 6 Steps to
Natural Blaze - [...] the National Potato Council itself even
admitted that the new GMO potatoes from the company J.R. Simplot
could cause financial losses in the billions for American
farmers. “(There is) concern about the potential for GMO
technology to disrupt potato exports valued at more than $1.6
billion,” Potato Council CEO John Keeling admitted in July 2014.
He also said there needs to be clear labeling of the GMO
potatoes, something that has not happened. But now, the
genetically modified spuds that no one wanted have been found on
store shelves, unlabeled and dangerously untested. Here’s what
you must know to avoid them.
Popular Flowering Herb Acts As a Natural "Stress Vaccine"
Natural Blaze - How Rhodiola Shelters Us From Stress And
Cortisol - Constituents Of This Arctic Plant Act Like A Stress
Vaccine.... Chronically elevated cortisol looks like this: sleep
disturbance, suppressed thyroid function, insulin resistance,
and progesterone and testosterone deficiency. It shrinks the
hippocampus of the brain. It causes osteoporosis and immune
dysfunction. If that wasn’t enough, it shortens the telomeres of
our DNA, which accelerates aging.... Modern studies show that
extracts of rhodiola improve symptoms of depression, and relieve
stress-induced fatigue. Most interesting is its mechanism of
action. By modulating a stress-activated protein kinase called
JNK, rhodiola restores the normal sensitivity of cortisol
7 Very Natural Solutions for Alleviating Depression
Natural Society - The issue of mental health has recently gained
more prominence in Australia, with radio advertisements
proclaiming that a mental illness, such as depression, is “part”
of who someone is – kind of like eye color is part of someone.
In reality, while eye color is innocuous, the vast majority of
people suffering from mental illness would jump at the chance to
be freed from the nightmare which is not only their illness, but
the side effects of their medication. Unfortunately, mainstream
discussions on mental illness in Australia focus on
pharmaceutical drugs while ignoring, or in the case of one
television advertisement, explicitly mocking natural
10 Natural and Herbal Home Remedies to Get You Rid of Varicose
Veins in No Time
Natural News Blogs - About 60 percent of people have varicose
veins; they are more common in women. While varicose veins may
sometimes cause symptoms such as pain and swelling, they are
primarily a cosmetic concern for most. Twisted and swollen veins
that are easily discernible under the surface of the skin are
known as varicose veins. These veins usually swell in the legs
but they can also swell in other parts of the body. Our body
consists of a huge network of veins which carry blood to all the
parts of the body. These veins have one-way valves which
maintain the flow of the blood towards the heart.
- July 14, 2015 - Today in History:
1798 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a
federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements
about the U.S. government.
1891 - The primacy of Thomas Edison's lamp patents was upheld in the
court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting
1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House
to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.
1933 - All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
1940 - A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases
1945 - American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home
islands for the first time.
1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child
Care" was first published.
1951 - The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the
Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, NJ.
1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO,
became the first national park to honor an African American.
1958 - The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.
1965 - The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back
photographs of the planet.
1981 - The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball
players strike. The game was held on August 9.
1998 - Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the
dangers of secondhand smoke.
2001 - Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that
the China had been awarded the games.
2003 - Journalist Robert Novak identified Valerie Plame as a CIA
operative in his newspaper column, citing two Bush administration
2008 - In Japan, construction began on the Tokyo Skytree tower.
2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 1.5 billion applications
Iran, World Powers Have Reached Nuclear Agreement
Bloomberg - Iran and six world powers sealed a historic accord to curb
the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program in return for ending sanctions,
capping two years of tough diplomacy with the biggest breakthrough in
relations in decades.... The deal, if approved by the U.S. Congress,
promises to end a 12-year standoff that has crippled Iran’s economy and
drawn threats of military action from the U.S. and Israel.... It would
enable the oil-rich nation to ramp up energy exports, access
international funding and open its doors to global investors....
Congress has 60 days to review the document in Washington, where it will
meet resistance from lawmakers who oppose making any nuclear compromises
with Iran. Israel said it will use “every means” possible to convince
Congress to reject it.
Iran Nuclear Deal: Agreement in Details
Oil, ruble drop as Iran nuclear deal reached
RT - Oil prices continued to slide Tuesday with the Russian ruble as
Iran and six world powers reached a conclusive deal on Iran’s nuclear
program. The deal comes into force in 90 days after UN Security Council
ratification. Brent futures for August fell 2.18 percent, trading at
$56.63 a barrel at 12:23 MSK. US light crude West Texas Intermediate (WTI)
was down 2.11 percent, at $51.06 a barrel.
Greece Just Lost Control Of Its Banks, And Why Deposit Haircuts Are
Zero Hedge - One of the preconditions imposed on Greece for a deal is
that it signs into law European rules that would put euro zone
authorities at the ECB and in Brussels, rather than Athens, in charge of
identifying and closing or breaking up sick banks. This in turn could
lead to a shake-up of the sector that could see some banks close, with
losses pushed onto bondholders and possibly even large depositors. In
such circumstances, there would be little that Athens could do to
What Assets Did Greece Just Hand Over To Europe: "Airports, Airplanes,
Infrastructure And Most Certainly Banks"
Greek crisis endgame: EU agrees to allocate €80bn+ over 3 years
RT - After 17 hours of marathon talks, the eurozone leaders have reached
an agreement over a third three-year bailout for debt-ridden Greece
worth around €82-86 billion, which averts the risk of the country
leaving the eurozone… The program will affect the overall pension
reform, reform of the product markets, privatization and changes in
labor exchanges, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the eurozone
summit Monday... A write-off of Greece’s debt is not on the agenda, she
added… The agreement is complex, but Greece avoided the transfer of its
state property abroad, as well as financial strangulation and
destruction of the financial system, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
3 Big Reasons Why The ‘Greek Debt Deal’ Is Really A German Trap
Economic Collapse - Greece is saved? All over the planet, news headlines
are boldly proclaiming that a “deal” has been reached which will give
Greece the money that it needs and keep it in the eurozone. But as you
will see below, this is not true at all. Yesterday, when I wrote that
“there never was going to be any deal“, I was not exaggerating. This
“deal” was not drafted with the intention of “saving Greece”. As I
explained in my previous article, these negotiations were all about
setting up Greece for eviction from the euro. You see, the truth is that
Greece desperately wants to stay in the euro, but Germany (and allies
such as Finland) want Greece out. Since Germany can’t simply order
Greece to leave the euro, they need some sort of legal framework which
will make it possible, and that is what this new “deal” provides.
Oh Canada! US May Move Forward With TPP Without Northern Neighbor
Sputnik News - As the twelve nations prepare to come to negotiating
table at the end of the month, Ottawa has proven to be more resistant to
the TPP. Now, to solve Washington’s negotiating woes, several US
senators have urged US Trade Representative Michael Froman to "move
forward on TPP without Canada unless a serious offer on dairy, poultry,
and agriculture market access" was made... Much that hesitation stems
from the fact that Canada’s dairy and poultry industries are worth tens
of billions of dollars. Canadian lawmakers are concerned that
stipulations within the trade agreement could endanger the supply
US Automakers Worst Nightmare: Chinese Auto Inventories Explode In May
Zero Hedge - A week ago we exposed the massive number of cars piling up
in GM's parking lots in China. A few days later, we note that Chinese
auto sales have collapsed at the fastest rate in 3 years and an
increasing number of new orders are being cancelled as the stock market
crashes. But the triple whammy for US auto manufacturers - who have
incessantly pitched China as their growth engine - is news from Huaxia
Times that China's import car dealers saw inventory days reach a
mind-blowing 143 days in May. For context, the normal average has been
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon Moves to Allow Transgender People to Serve Openly in
NY Times - The Pentagon is moving to allow transgender people to
serve openly in the military by early next year and end an
“outdated” regulation that harms the armed forces, Defense
Secretary Ashton B. Carter said on Monday. Pentagon officials
are to spend the coming months working out the administrative
and legal changes needed to remove one of the final barriers to
all Americans serving in the military.
US Knew of Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo’s Plan to Break Out of
Sputnik News - Drug Enforcement Administration internal
documents obtained by the Associated Press reveal that the US
knew about plans for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán’s escape since a
month after he was captured. In March 2014, following Guzmán’s
high-profile arrest in Mexico in February, agents in Los Angeles
reported a plot funded by another drug organization to threaten
and/or bribe prison officials. By July, an investigation
revealed that Guzmán’s son had hired a team of military
counterintelligence operatives to design a plan for his father’s
freedom. The following December, Houston DEA agents reported
"that a deal was in place to release both Guzman-Loera and
imprisoned Los Zetas Cartel leader Miguel Angel 'Z-40' Tevino-Morales.
"None of the documents provided information relevant to
Saturday’s escape, but given this information it is surprising
that more measures were not in place to prevent the prison
break, despite promising that Guzmán was secure.
Donald Trump Calls FBI After El Chapo, Escaped Drug Lord,
Threatens Him On Twitter
HAARP: Alaska Military Site Will Be Transferred to Civilian
The Intercept - It’s been a suspected death beam, a secret tool
to control the weather and even a weapon to manipulate the human
mind. Now, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program,
better known by its acronym, HAARP, has reached the final stage
of its strange journey that began with Cold War concerns about
nuclear war: Next month, the Alaska-based research station will
be transferred to civilian control. HAARP will be handed over in
August to the University of Alaska, confirmed Othana Zuch, an
Air Force spokesperson. A ceremony for the handover is also
scheduled for that month.... HAARP will then operate, like other
ionosphere research sites, as a scientific facility supported by
those conducting experiments there.
How the U.S. Government Squandered $1 Billion in Taxpayer Funds
on “Ghost Schools” and Warlords in Afghanistan
Liberty Blitzkrieg - BuzzFeed News obtained internal Ministry of
Education data for 2011 that has never before been made public.
For Afghanistan overall, the data showed 1,174 schools — almost
1 in every 12 — was a ghost school, an educational facility that
the Afghan government publicly claimed was open but that was, in
fact, not operating. In the provinces that are the most
dangerous to monitor — and into which the U.S. poured the most
aid money — that proportion soared. In Kandahar province, where
DeNenno served, a full third of the 423 schools the Ministry of
Education publicly reported as open in 2011 were not
functioning, and in Helmand, it was more than half. But teacher
salaries continued to go to these ghost schools — and still do,
according to numerous Afghan and U.S. sources.
Obama Grants Clemency to 46 Drug Offenders, But Thousands Turned
Common Dreams - President Barack Obama announced Monday that he
is commuting the sentences of 46 people incarcerated for federal
drug convictions, prompting a lukewarm response from rights
campaigners, who say the small act of clemency is vital for the
people impacted—but a far cry from the deep change needed....
Obama said in a video statement: "These men and women were not
hardened criminals, but the overwhelming majority had been
sentenced to at least 20 years. Fourteen of them had been
sentenced to life for nonviolent drug offenses so their
punishments didn't fit the crime."
New Hacker Video Claims To Show Staged Beheading Footage
Activist Post - John McCain’s sordid history with ISIS,
terrorism, and color revolutions has been demonstrated time and
time again. However, if a new video released by Ukrainian hacker
group Cyber Berkut turns out to be real, McCain’s ties to
terrorism and domestic pro-war propaganda have become even more
demonstrative. Only days ago, Cyber Berkut released a video
purporting to show the studio creation of one of the famous ISIS
beheadings of Western journalists. The video shows a “movie
studio” complete with camera and directing crew as well as a
small stage set with background and dirt for setting.
Are Private Companies Color Coding Your House For Law
Activist Post - It goes like this: federal grants allow for
local law enforcement to contract with private companies
offering product lines to fight crime and watch for "pre-crime."
The companies encourage departments to get grants or get private
funds to get the goods. These companies often offer 24-hour real
time help remotely from a distance… Along with the real time
information, these centers have taken the liberty of
predetermining the "threat level" of your home to forewarn
police in the event they decide to come over or speak with you.
The color codes are based on information collection including
relatives, friends or other associations and their pasts too!
Twitter Campaign Encouraging People To Rip Down Confederate
Steve Watson - Social media users have warned that the latest
hashtag accompanied craze will end up with someone seriously
hurt, and provide the media with another angle to go at the
seemingly endless “debate” regarding the Confederate flag. In a
campaign dubbed #NoFlaggingChallenge, people are filming
themselves trespassing onto private property and tearing down
the iconic flags.
238,000 US veterans died waiting for health care – leaked
RT - A leaked document shows nearly one-third of the 847,000
veterans in the Department of Veteran Affairs’ backlog died
while waiting for treatment, amounting to more than 238,000
patients, according to documents obtained by the Huffington
Post. The VA maintains that the number is so large because it
has no mechanism to purge the list of dead applicants, and that
some of the veterans may have died years ago. VA spokeswoman
Walinda West told the Huffington Post that some people on the
list may never have completed an application, or could be using
Nestle CEO Says He Would Profit More from CA’s Drought if He
Natural Society - According to Credo, Nestle CEO Tim Brown was
asked in a radio interview recently if the company would
consider halting their water extraction from a national forest
in drought-stricken California. The answer may not be what you’d
expect. Did Brown apologize for the corporation’s contribution
to California’s water crisis? Nope. He doubled down and said,
“Absolutely not. In fact, if I could increase it, I would.”...
Nestle’s former CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe also has a long
history of disregarding public health and abusing the
environment to take part in the profit of an astounding $35
billion in annual profit from water bottle sales alone. It is
clear that this corporation doesn’t think clean drinking water
is a human right.
A $200 privacy device has been killed, and no one knows why
Ars Technica - A security researcher has abruptly cancelled next
month's scheduled unveiling of a privacy device designed to mask
Internet users' physical locations... Ben Caudill, a researcher
with Rhino Security Labs, took the unusual step of saying he no
longer plans to release the software or hardware schematics for
his so-called ProxyHam box. He said the devices already created
have been destroyed. Caudill has offered no explanation for the
killing of the project, but he has reportedly ruled out both
intellectual property disputes and Federal Communications
Commission licensing concerns. That has left some people to
speculate a secret government subpoena known as a National
Security Letter is at play in the decision to kill the project.
Brain Wave Warping Effect of Mobile Phones, Study Reveals
Green Med Info - Your mobile phone is not only a carcinogenic,
radiation emitting device, but may alter the structure and
function of the brain, including brain wave activity that is
intimately connected to cognition, mood and behavior. A
concerning new clinical study published in PLoS One titled, "EEG
Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone
Radiation," has revealed that so-called 3rd generation (3G) cell
phone technology has widespread brain wave disrupting activity
in subjects exposed to real-world like conditions, i.e.
15-minute "talk time" exposure to the ear area.
Data exposed in breaches can follow people forever. The
protections offered in their wake don’t.
Washington Post - Most recently, a massive hack of the Office of
Personnel Management swept up information about millions of
former and current government employees. In its wake, the agency
is offering 18 months of free credit monitoring and identity
theft insurance -- in line with offers that typically follow a
company in the private sector.... But monitoring services
typically focus on detecting those types of problems once
they've already occurred rather than preventing them, according
to Ed Mierzwinski, federal consumer program director and senior
fellow for U.S. PIRG. Such services can provide "a false sense
of security," he said. Workers would be better off putting a
freeze on their credit, he argued -- telling credit monitoring
agencies to stop any new lines of credit from being opened in
their name. Related: How to Prepare for a Cyber Attack
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
3 Examples to Run GMO Crops Out of Your Town: A How-To Guide
Natural Blaze - The last year has seen more happen in conscious
defiance of genetically modified food and its associated
chemicals than perhaps the last 20 combined. After a slow start,
humanity is awakened, activated and taking no prisoners. There
are now blueprints in place from individuals, communities and
states to easily follow and replicate on the way to running GMOs
and their chemicals out of American communities.
California Now Wants to be First State to Mandate Adult Vaccines
– Criminal Penalties for those Who Refuse
Health Impact News - In a brazen act of medical tyranny,
California recently became the first state in the U.S. to remove
religious exemptions to those opposing vaccines for their
children. The bill now signed into law, SB277, faces legal
hurdles in court next. Now, legislators in California want to
pass the "first US adult vaccine mandate with NO personal
exemptions and CRIMINAL penalties for failure to comply." SB
792, would eliminate an adult’s right to exempt themselves from
one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure.
The Real Reason to Avoid MSG: Industry Secret Ingredient for
Natural Society - Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG, is a trigger
substance that food makers are very aware of. It was put in food
to cause pavlovian response, creating a trigger for you to eat
more and never feel satiated. The FDA calls MSG ‘generally
recognized as safe,’ though the ingredient has been found to
cause skin rashes, itching, hives, vomiting, asthma, heart
irregularities, seizures, chest pain, nausea, weakness, and
especially headaches and migraines, among other health issues.
5 Ways Our Ancestors Used To Get Rid of Headaches Naturally
Karen Foster - Many people instantly reach out to allopathic
medicines (aspirin, paracetamol, etc.) as soon as they get a
headache. It is not that they are unaware of the side-effects;
they are, but situations such as an important meeting ahead, a
toddler nagging them, etc., increase the urgency to be rid of
the headache! Understandable! Nobody likes headaches. But, next
time, please try one of these proven folk remedies before you
pop a pill.
How to Sprout Chia Seeds
Cultures for Health - Chia seeds have gained popularity
recently, though they were once a staple food in ancient
cultures. They are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. And
because of their mucilaginous properties, they make a great
pudding! Sprouting chia seeds, however, can present a bit of a
challenge due to these same properties. Seeds such as chia,
flax, and other mucilaginous seeds are best sprouted on unglazed
clay or terra cotta (think Chia Pet!).
- July 13, 2015 - Today in History:
1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War, George Washington
surrendered the small, circular Fort Necessity in southwestern
Pennsylvania to the French.
1787 - The U.S. Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacted
the Northwest Ordinance, which established the rules for governing the
Northwest Territory, for admitting new states to the Union and limiting
the expansion of slavery.
1832 - Henry Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi River
1835 - John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a
traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957 previous
patents were not numbered.
1863 - Opponents of the Civil War draft began three days of rioting in
New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.
1878 - The Congress of Berlin divided the Balkans among European powers.
1931 - A major German financial institution, Danabank, failed. This led
to the closing of all banks in Germany until August 5.
1941 - Britain and the Soviet Union signed a mutual aid pact, that
provided the means for Britain to send war material to the Soviet Union.
1954 - In Geneva, the United States, Great Britain and France reached an
accord on Indochina which divided Vietnam into two countries, North and
South, along the 17th parallel.
1978 - Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by chairman
Henry Ford II.
1984 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis was injured in a car accident and was
left comatose. He came out of the coma in June of 2003.
1998 - RealNetworks Inc. rolled out a test version of RealSystem G2. G2
is a streaming video and audio delivery system.
2000 - The United States and Vietnam singed a major trade agreement. The
pact still needed to be approved by the U.S. Congress.
Greece debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal
BBC News - Eurozone leaders have reached agreement over a third Greek
bailout after marathon talks in Brussels.... Greek Prime Minister Alexis
Tsipras said that after a "tough battle", Greece had secured a "growth
package" and debt restructuring. Greece will now have to pass reforms
demanded by the eurozone by Wednesday. An EU statement spoke of up to
€86bn (£61bn) of financing for Greece over three years. "There will not
be a 'Grexit'," said European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker,
referring to the widespread fear that if there had been no deal, Greece
could have crashed out of the euro.
After "Deal", Here's What's Next For Greece
U.S. Conspiring With Russian Oligarchs to Overthrow Putin, Says Duma
Paul Joseph Watson - Russian Parliament member Yevgeny Fedorov claims
that Russian oligarchs are in negotiations with top American
corporations and the White House to foment an astroturf revolution that
will lead to the ouster of President Vladimir Putin and the collapse of
the Russian Federation within two years. During a 34 minute interview
with a Russian media outlet, Fedorov made a number of bombshell claims
in asserting that a Ukraine-style coup was being organized. “They are
conducting a negotiation process with the Russian elites for the
extradition of Putin,” said Fedorov, noting that the same process was
undertaken before the coup in Kiev which ousted Viktor Yanukovyc. He
identified John F. Tefft, the United States Ambassador to Russia, as
being the figurehead behind this conspiracy.
Kuwait announces mandatory DNA database for its citizens
DNAForce - The recent suicide bombing that slain 26 innocent people
during Friday prayers on the 26th of June has finally reached its
ultimatum as the Kuwaiti legislature has now implemented a law that
calls for a mandatory DNA testing on every single Kuwaiti citizen
including its foreign residents. The law states that security agencies
must help the government to create a database on all 1.3 million Kuwaiti
citizens and 2.9 million foreign residents in order to make faster
arrests when it comes to criminal cases. It is also stated that for
those who refuse to give out their sample will be sent to jail for a
year. It will also come with a fine of $33,000 or 29, 700 euros.
UK: Up to 170,000 chickens set to be slaughtered after suspected bird
Express - Tens of thousands of chickens are being slaughtered on a
poultry farm after a suspected bird flu outbreak. A control zone has
also been set up 10km around a Lancashire farm to prevent any risk of
the disease spreading but up to 170,000 laying hens are expected to be
humanely culled [?] as a precautionary measure. Scientists have yet to
discover what strain of flu is involved. Some strains of avian
influenza, particularly the H5N1 form, are known to have jumped the
species barrier and resulted in more than 300 human deaths worldwide.
Saudi airstrikes violate 'unconditional humanitarian pause' in Yemen
RT - The second UN-brokered humanitarian pause in Yemen has been
violated by Saudi-led air strikes less than an hour after the truce came
into effect. According to reports at least three cities witnessed
bombardment… At least three airstrikes hit Houthi fighters positions in
Taiz. In Sana’a, a number of strikes were targeting the presidential
residence in the city center, while in Aden a number of Houthi positions
came under attack, a security source in the Aden Governorate told
Sputnik early on Saturday… The UN-declared truce began after midnight
Friday and was meant to offer a humanitarian window of assistance for
the conflict-torn country.
Eurogroup Fails To Reach Deal, Gives Greece 24 Hours To Accept Draconian
Zero Hedge - When earlier today we revealed the terms of the "leaked"
Eurogroup statement, which as we also reported would fail to reach a
deal for a Greek Bailout #3, we said "Germany and 5 other "northern"
states want Greece out, but they generously offer Greece the opportunity
to push the "Grexit" button itself (especially since it is only
"temporary"). Unless, of course, Greece is willing to cede all of its
sovereignty to Germany in which case it can generously stay."... More
details from Bloomberg: "The decisive point is that Greece must decide
as of tomorrow whether it accepts this statement,” Austrian Finance
Minister Hans Joerg Schelling says. "When all these conditions are
fulfilled, a further program will be negotiated. Not before."
Eurogroup Officially Threatens Greece With 5 Year Grexit "Time Out"
Goldman Sachs may face trial for role in Greek debt crisis
Hang The Bankers - Goldman Sachs faces the prospect of potential legal
action from Greece over the complex financial deals in 2001 that many
blame for its subsequent debt crisis.... The Independent has learnt that
a former Goldman banker, who has advised indebted governments on
recovering losses made from complex transactions with banks, has written
to the Greek government to advise that it has a chance of clawing back
some of the hundreds of millions of dollars it paid Goldman to secure
its position in the single currency.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
FBI Background Check System Failed to Stop Ineligible Dylann
Roof from Buying Gun he Used to Kill 9 Black Churchgoers
AllGov - Roof was arrested in March in Columbia, South Carolina,
on a narcotics charge. That normally would have prevented Roof
from buying the gun the following month. However, Columbia is
split between two counties and the county initially contacted by
the FBI investigator through the National Instant Criminal
Background Check System had no record of Roof’s arrest. The law
says that retailers may release a gun if there is no response on
the investigation within three days.
VIDEO: Texans organize 'Operation Counter Jade Helm' to keep an
eye on the federal troops
Chron - When the troops land in Texas for Operation Jade Helm
next week, someone will be waiting for them. Hundreds of people
have organized a "Counter Jade Helm" surveillance operation
across the Southwestern states and in an effort to keep an eye
on the contentious military drill that's sparked many suspicious
of Uncle Sam's intentions. Eric Johnston, a 51-year-old retired
firefighter and sheriff's deputy who lives in Kerrville, is a
surveillance team leader in Texas. He'll coordinate three groups
of volunteers, about 20 folks in total, who hope to monitor the
SEALs, Green Berets and Air Force Special Ops in Bastrop, Big
Spring and Junction when Jade Helm kicks off on July 15. With
media prohibited at the drills, the volunteers could be a main
source of information for the highly-anticipate seven-state
VIDEO: Seattle Considers $25 Gun Violence Tax On All Firearm
(AP) - TheThe Seattle City Council is considering a new tax on
gun sellers to collect money for gun violence prevention and
research on how to reduce the impact of gun violence on the city
and its residents. Under the proposal, gun and ammunition
sellers would be charged $25 for every firearm sold in Seattle
and 5 cents for every round of ammunition sold. City officials
estimate the new tax would collect between $300,000 and $500,000
a year. City Council President Tim Burgess has also proposed a
new law that would require mandatory reporting of lost or stolen
firearms to the Seattle Police Department. Both proposals were
scheduled to be discussed by the council's Education and
Governance Committee on July 15.
Long Prison Term Given to Man Who Shot DEA Agent He Thought Was
Brandon Turbeville - On a brisk fall night in Orangeburg, SC,
Joel Robinson awoke in the hours just before dawn to the sound
of intruders. These intruders had burst into Robinson’s house
unwelcome and unannounced, storming inside with guns drawn.
Fearing for his life, Robinson did what any self-respecting and
threatened individual would do – he picked up his gun and fired
on the assailants, hitting one in the arm. Unfortunately for
Robinson, these assailants were DEA agents, a special kind of
home intruder who believe they have the right to invade a
person’s home in the middle of the night, draw guns on them, and
face no repercussions.
Pastor Kent Hovind Is Free At Last
NewsWithViews - On July 8th at 9:00 AM Pastor Kent Hovind walked
out of Yazoo City Correctional Facility in Yazoo City,
Mississippi, a free man!! After more than 8.5 years of
incarceration, Pastor Kent finally returned home Wednesday
evening. It was his first taste of freedom since before Obama
Man Paralyzed After Raid by Police Suspecting He Was Selling
Sputnik News - Prosecutors say Betton, who was armed, fired
first- a claim Betton denies. Nonetheless, a prosecutor who
reviewed the case said the shootings were justified. Betton, who
has a cocaine trafficking conviction in Ohio, was charged on
June 29 with three counts of possession with intent to sell
marijuana. Police said they went to Betton’s apartment because
they had twice recorded him selling marijuana to a confidential
informant. According to court records, the informant bought 7
grams of pot from Betton on March 24 and 8 grams on April 7.
'Offended' flea market shopper calls 911 over Confederate
The American Mirror - A shopper perusing the merchandise at the
Redwood Country Flea Market was so offended by a vendor selling
Confederate and Nazi historical memorabilia, the person actually
called 911. Wallingford, Connecticut police were dispatched to
the flea market to investigate. The police chief William Wright
tells News 8 “the reason no one was arrested was because the
items were being sold on private property” — not to mention no
laws were broken.
VIDEO: Full Speech: Donald Trump Brings Down The House In
Phoenix, AZ (7-11-15)
"We'll take our country back": 15,000 PLUS gathered in Phoenix,
AZ to hear GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump speak today.
Paul raises $7 million for White House run
The Hill - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has raised $7 million since
launching his White House bid in April, mostly through
small-dollar donations. Paul, a Tea Party favorite who inherited
a national grassroots fundraising network from his father,
former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), received money from 108,205
donors, according to his campaign. Eighty-five percent of his
total came as contributions of $50 or less, and 96 percent came
in increments of $100 or less. His average donation was $65.
Cop Decapitates Army Vet With Cruiser on the Way to a Call,
Doesn’t Render Aid, Speeds Off
Free Thought Project - On the night of June 28, McIntire was on
his way home when a Florida detective was on his way to a call
of about a robbery. On the way to the call, the officer struck
McIntire, decapitating him, and then sped off. He never stopped
to help nor did he report striking anything with his cruiser....
In what appeared to be an attempt to cover the hit and run up,
the Tampa PD initially declined to comment on the investigation,
saying only that they were “no longer looking for the vehicle
involved.” However, after the Tampa Bay Times published an
interview with Bradley McIntire, they acknowledged that the
officer involved was placed on paid administrative leave pending
the outcome of the investigation.
OPM hack hit potentially millions of troops, vets
Military Times - Social Security numbers, family information,
health records and even fingerprints of 21.5 million federal
employees — including potentially millions of military personnel
— were included a massive data theft last month from the Office
of Personnel Management... President Obama's top cyber security
assistant, Michael Daniel, who sits on the National Security
Council, told reporters that the cyber threat continues to
grow.... [OPM Director Katherine] Archuleta said the hackers
obtained a staggering amount of personal identification. Social
Security numbers, residency and education information,
employment history, health information, criminal histories and
financial histories were all breached in the hack, she said.
Also stolen were notes and data obtained by investigators in
interviews, as well as personal information of immediate family
members, she added.
It Will Take 29 Years For College Grads To Save 20% Down On SF Home,
SFGATE - According to a new Trulia study, it will take the average Bay
Area college grad approximately 29 years to save 20% down for a
typically priced home. For those prospective buyers with no degree,
forget it. By this study’s calculations, that 20% down savings is
impossible for millennials who didn’t earn a college degree. The gallery
above gives a picture of what the San Francisco market looks like now.
In the future, it’s going to be even worse, from the buyer’s
Panel approves underground nuclear waste facility near Lake
Macomb Daily - Shortly before midnight, Wednesday, Canada’s
Minister of Environment informed many on both sides of the
international border what many did not want to hear: A Joint
Review Panel has endorsed Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) plan
to bury radioactive nuclear waste on the shores of Lake Huron.
“With today’s decision, the world’s largest supply of fresh
water is in peril,” said Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov,
R-St. Clair Township, whose district includes the northeastern
part of Macomb County located along the Lake St. Clair
shoreline, in a press release issued after the announcement. “In
the 1980s, Canadian officials were rightly concerned about (a
similar plan) 25 miles from their border. They were right to
oppose that project then, and they are tragically wrong to let
this waste dump project go forward now.”
The Unreported Health Benefits of Measles
Green Med Info - Almost overnight, measles went from being
characterized as a natural rite of passage necessary for
strengthening immunity to a deadly infection against which we
have only one hope against complete destruction: 100% vaccine
uptake. The truth is that measles and other childhood infections
may actually protect against life-threatening conditions like
cancer and heart disease.
Should You Get Excited About a Toothbrush that Can Alert You to
Natural Society - Technologists have created tiny microchips
known as nanopore sequencers that can analyze human DNA strands
as they pass through a tiny hole thinner than a human hair on a
microchip, and are decoded into a digital reading. These
readings can then be compared to genetic markers that in the
past have been known to indicate disease, and sent to a cloud so
others can see the results almost instantly. OxfordNanopore
Technologies now makes a palm held nanopore sequencer that can
fit into a pocket or purse as well as a toothbrush, suggesting
that the device may soon become a perceived guardian of health,
particularly for those who know they have certain genetic
Delirium: Suffered By 7 Million Americans in Hospitals
Natural Society - Delirium, characterized by severe confusion
due to rapid changes in brain function, is running rampant in
those staying in hospitals. That such a serious clinical
syndrome is now referred to as a “surprising side effect of
hospital stays” is beyond incredible.... It really doesn’t take
that much sleuthing to uncover the causal relationship between
something as serious as delirium and its hospital-based cause.
Therefore, it is quite likely that hospitals know exactly what
the primary cause of delirium is but are determined not to
release the information for fear of a barrage of meritorious
This Is Why You Absolutely Need To Stop Wearing Shoes In Your
Natural Blaze - The University of Houston did a study and found
that 39% of shoes contained bacteria C. diff (otherwise known as
Clostridium difficile), this is a public health threat that is
now also resistant to a number of antibiotics.... Good Morning
America did a test and found that the bottom of shoes were
dirtier than toilet seats also. Furthermore, Dr. Charles Gerba,
a microbiologist and professor at the University of Arizona did
a test with a brand new pair of shoes and found that within just
two weeks of wearing a new shoe 440,000 units of bacteria were
found on the shoe. An astonishing 27% of that total bacteria
were deadly E Coli. Klebsiella pneumonia was also found, which
can lead to and cause pneumonia and wound and bloodstream
infections and another type of infection called Serratia ficaria,
which can lead to infection of the respiratory tract.
- July 10, 2015 - Today in History:
1776 - The statue of King George III was pulled down in New York City.
1778 - In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declared war on
1821 - U.S. troops took possession of Florida. The territory was sold by
1832 - U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter
the Second Bank of the United States.
1890 - Wyoming became the 44th state to join the United States.
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was hand delivered to the U.S. Senate by
1929 - The U.S. government began issuing paper money in the small size.
1940 - The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II.
1949 - The first practical rectangular television was presented. The
picture tube measured 12 by 16 and sold for $12.
1951 - Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean conflict began at
1953 - American forces withdraw from Pork Chop Hill in Korea after heavy
1973 - Britain granted the Bahamas their independence after three
centuries of British colonial rule.
1985 - Coca-Cola resumed selling the old formula of Coke, it was renamed
"Coca-Cola Classic." It also announced they would continue to
sell "New" Coke.
1991 - Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected
president of the Russian republic.
1991 - U.S. President Bush lifted economic sanctions against South
Africa, citing its "profound transformation" toward racial equality.
1998 - The World Bank approved a $700 million loan to Thailand.
1998 - The U.S. military delivered the remains of Air Force 1st Lt.
Michael Blassie to his family in St. Louis. He had been placed in
Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown in 1984. His identity had been
confirmed with DNA tests.
2006 - Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev was killed
when a dynamite-laden truck in his convoy exploded.
2011 - Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World,
brought down by a phone-hacking scandal, published it last issue.
US to Develop Arctic Military Strategy - Chiefs of Staff Chairman
Sputnik News - Congress has mandated the US military develop a plan for
the Arctic, but the Defense Department has not developed a detailed
strategy and plan, including military forces that would support US
objectives.... Defense officials have admitted that Russia, which
regularly carries out military operations in the Arctic, is ahead of the
United States in developing a military capability in the region.
European Leaders Promise The Greek Debt Crisis Will Be Resolved One Way
Or Another On Sunday
Economic Collapse - The wait will soon be over. Greece submitted a final
compromise plan to its eurozone creditors on Thursday, European finance
ministers will meet on Saturday to discuss the proposal, and an
emergency summit of all 28 EU nations on Sunday will make a final
decision on what to do. The summit on Sunday is being billed as a “final
deadline” and a “last chance” by EU officials. In essence, Greece is
being given one more opportunity to embrace the austerity measures that
are being demanded of them by their creditors. So has Greece gone far
enough with this new proposal? We shall find out on Sunday.
China Just Nationalized $6 Trillion of Stock Losses
Breitbart - China’s stock market had what traders call a “Dead Kitty”
bounce on Thursday as the communist authorities dispatched police and
security personnel to “encourage” insider-buying and to arrest short
sellers. With the Chinese market still highly inflated even after
falling $3 trillion in value, China took action last night to
“nationalize” about $6 trillion in losses.
Spain Government Goes Full Police State; Enacts Law Forbidding Dissent,
‘Unauthorized’ Photography Of Law Enforcement
TechDirt - Well, Spain’s officially a police state now. On July 1st, its
much-protested “gag” law went into effect, instantly making criminals of
those protesting the new law. Among the many new repressive stipulations
is a €30,000-€600,000 fine for “unauthorized protests,” which can be
combined for maximum effect with a €600-€300,000 fine for “disrupting
public events.” This horrible set of statutes has arisen from Spain’s
position as a flashpoint for anti-austerity protests, the European
precursor to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Fines, fines and more
fines await anyone who refuses to treat authority with the respect it’s
forcibly requiring citizens to show it.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon Reconsidering Total F-35 Buy
Defense One - Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nominee for chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he’s willing to rethink the
acquisition plan for the most expensive weapons program ever.
...Pentagon officials maintained they would need exactly 2,443
combat F-35s, plus 14 development aircraft, to deter and fight
potential adversaries such as China.... The entire program, both
developing and buying the actual jets, is projected to cost $400
billion, while operating and maintaining those planes is
projected to cost between $859 billion and $1 trillion. In
addition to the 2,457 U.S. aircraft, allies are projected to
purchase hundreds of F-35s.
Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Demands US Taxpayers "Show
Humanity & Save Greece"
Zero Hedge - When the going gets tough, the taxed get going and
that is what Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz
thinks should happen. In a Time op-ed, Stiglitz warns (likely
correctly) that if Greece continues with austerity, it would be
depression without end; and so his solution is simple... "The
U.S. was generous with Germany as we defeated it. Now, it is
time for the U.S. to be generous with our friends in Greece in
their time of need, as they have been crushed for the second
time in a century by Germany, this time with the support of the
troika." Strawman much?
VIDEO: Medical Gestapo Asking About Guns, Transgender and More
Joe Biggs - Doctors secretly ask children sexual questions
without parental knowledge. Joe Biggs interviews Jessica
Bianchi, a mother who is outraged about how her pediatrician
dealt with her child.
VIDEO: Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to get state-subsidized
Fox News - The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally
allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get
a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed. But, under a
first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many
parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now
allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are
stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification --
and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program,
the Oregon Health Plan.
VIDEO: "Gender inclusiveness" being pushed in public schools
Jakari Jackson - The public education system is promoting
“metrosexuality” and “transgender” equality to young Americans,
keeping them from identifying as boys and girls, and in some
cases asking them to refer to each other as purple penguins.
Another Gov’t Agency Is Buying Massive Amounts of Ammo
The Blaze - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it plans to
purchase 54,000 rounds of ammunition in a move that’s now
raising eyebrows after at least one other federal government
entity was recently accused of mysteriously stockpiling massive
amounts of ammunition. The Las Vegas Sun reported that the
bureau, tasked with managing and developing the country’s water
resources, is planning to buy the ammunition for law enforcement
use at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead in Nevada. Agency spokeswoman
Rose Davis is staying tight-lipped about the reason for the
Gun Sales Reached Record Highs Last Month
Daily Sheeple - This past June, the FBI reported more background
checks then they ever had for that month, since they started
keeping track in 1998. All told, June of 2015 experienced an 11%
increase in background checks over the previous year, amounting
to 1.53 million cases. Theories abound as to why this is
happening. Some have suggested that there may be more first time
gun owners entering the market, as well as an influx of female
buyers. However, there is a more obvious culprit. Gun sales
always go up after a mass shooting and the calls for stricter
gun laws that always follow. The Charleston shooting may be
responsible for this recent trend.
Seattle Councilman Proposes Ridiculous Firearm and Ammo Tax
Daily Sheeple - Seattle sure is turning into a real progressive
utopia isn’t it? Between enacting a $15 minimum wage and letting
little girls receive birth control without their parent’s
consent, they seem to be selling themselves to the progressive
agenda, lock, stock and barrel. Of course, it won’t end with
those measures. It never does. Recently, Seattle City Council
President Tim Burgess proposed a piece of legislation that would
tax gun and ammunition sales, and force gun owners to report any
firearm that is lost or stolen. As egregious as this measure
sounds, ordinarily it wouldn’t be out of place. After all,
governments routinely tax all manner of products and services,
and force their onerous regulations on just about everyone. What
sets this measure apart from most bills though, is the reason
why they’re doing it.
Memphis City Council Approves Plan to Dig Up Confederate General
Kit Daniels - A resolution to remove Confederate General Nathan
Bedford Forrest’s remains from a public park was passed by the
Memphis, Tenn., city council. The council unanimously approved
the plan Tuesday night to dig up Forrest’s grave from under his
statue at the Health Sciences Park on Union Avenue. “I think
it’s disgusting that people use the shooting in Charleston
[S.C.] and use those victims to forward their own agenda and
join this anti-Confederate hysteria that’s going on,” the Sons
of the Confederate Veterans spokesperson, Lee Millar, told WREG,
adding that the decision was a knee-jerk reaction. “To attack
something like that now I feel is just really misguided.”
VIDEO: Sweet Cakes Bakery gets the Last Laugh in Gay Wedding
NextNewsNetwork - Remember that bakery in Oregon? The one forced
out of business and ordered to pay a Lesbian couple $135,000 in
damages? Well after go fund me pulled an effort to raise money
for the Kleins another effort kicked off and raised 137% of the
funds demanded. So it looks Melissa Klein and Sweet Cakes
bakeshop will have the last laugh in this case. But let's get to
the root of the problem. Should a Christian be forced to provide
service to a homosexual? Should a homosexual force their
lifestyle on a Christian?...
New MTV Show Publicly Shames White People For “What They’ve Done
Paul Joseph Watson - MTV will air a show later this month
entitled White People which shows young white Americans crying
on camera over their “white privilege” and publicly shaming them
for “what they’ve done in America”. No, this is not a joke. The
documentary is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose
Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and amnesty activist who
has worked for the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. The
trailer for the show, which has been widely criticized by
YouTube respondents, features white people expressing angst
about how they are desperate not to appear “racist” or “offend
people.” According to Kimberly Ricci, the documentary forces the
participants “to internalize what they’ve done in America” – in
other words, this a huge exercise in white guilt tripping for
Breaking: All 10 Children Returned To Off-Grid Naugler Family
Off The Grid News - All 10 children who were removed from the
home of an off-grid Kentucky family in May have been returned to
the parents... Joe and Nicole Naugler, whose story captured
nationwide attention this year, received physical custody of
their children last Thursday. Final legal custody has not been
granted, but they are hopeful that will happen by the end of the
family court proceedings. The next court date is expected to be
Lindsey Graham Wants 20,000 U.S. Troops In Iraq And Syria
Brandon Turbeville - Graham recently attempted to clinch the win
by giving his “first major foreign policy speech” at the
Atlantic Council “think tank” offices in Washington, D.C.
Graham’s speech was designed to stand as a preview as to what he
would do if elected President, a speech that shortly turned into
a list of countries he would bomb, countries he would invade,
and countries he would both bomb and invade. Graham then went on
to pronounce that he believed the U.S. should commit 20,000
troops to the Syria and Iraq regions in order to “fight ISIS,”
the same terrorist organization that his friend John McCain
helped organize, train, fund, and direct. Graham wants to
increase the number of U.S. “military advisers” on the ground in
Iraq from 3,500 to 10,000 and to include “special forces.” He
wants a similar number contributed on the ground in Syria.
To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000
ABC News - Former President George W. Bush charged $100,000 to
speak at a charity fundraiser for U.S. military veterans
severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and former First Lady
Laura Bush collected $50,000 to appear a year earlier, officials
of the Texas-based Helping a Hero charity confirmed to ABC News.
The former President was also provided with a private jet to
travel to Houston at a cost of $20,000, the officials said....
One of the wounded vets who served on the charity’s board told
ABC News he was outraged that his former commander in chief
would charge any fee to speak on behalf of men and women he
ordered into harm's way. “For him to be paid to raise money for
veterans that were wounded in combat under his orders, I don’t
think that’s right,” said former Marine Eddie Wright, who lost
both hands in a rocket attack in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004.
Are Big Banks Using Derivatives To Suppress Bullion Prices?
Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler - We have explained on a
number of occasions how the Federal Reserve’s agents, the
bullion banks (principally JPMorganChase, HSBC, and Scotia) sell
uncovered shorts (“naked shorts”) on the Comex (gold futures
market) in order to drive down an otherwise rising price of
gold. By dumping so many uncovered short contracts into the
futures market, an artificial increase in “paper gold” is
created, and this increase in supply drives down the price. This
manipulation works because the hedge funds, the main purchasers
of the short contracts, do not intend to take delivery of the
gold represented by the contracts, settling instead in cash.
This means that the banks who sold the uncovered contracts are
never at risk from their inability to cover contracts in gold.
Seattle: City Needs To Move Away From The Idea That Families Can Live In
Their Own Home On A Piece Of Land
(Kipp Robertson) If adopted, ideas being considered by a Seattle housing
committee would be devastating to the city's appeal, according to KIRO
Radio's Dori Monson. According to a draft letter, the city needs to move
away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a
piece of land, the Times reports.... The draft letter says that
single-family zoning has “roots in racial and class exclusion. The
zoning remains “among the largest obstacles to realizing the city’s
goals for equity and affordability,”... “So owning your own home, on
your own lot, is a blow against equity, according to this draft
report,”... With a 19-3 vote, the committee recommends replacing
single-family zoning with zoning that would allow for more multi-unit
buildings... That means developers are going to buy up homes and turn
them into duplexes and apartments, if the draft is approved.
EPA Clueless On 90,000 Tons Of Toxic Waste Imported To US
Daily Caller - An estimated 90,000 tons of hazardous waste
enters the U.S. each year from foreign countries, but the
Environmental Protection Agency often can’t say what or where
the dangerous stuff is. Wherever it goes, hazardous waste
presents a huge public health risk to Americans, according to a
new EPA Office of Inspector General Report.... EPA employees are
supposed to track every shipment that enters the U.S. under the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), but federal
investigators found that EPA fails to generate half of the
consent forms required to accompany each shipment. Some toxic
waste shipments analyzed never reached their intended
destination, but the EPA couldn’t confirm whether those
shipments were lost, let alone locate them, the IG said. The EPA
officials also weren’t sure about the exact volume of hazardous
waste entering the U.S. In some cases, they incorrectly
identified where the waste shipment originated.
Call it a “data rupture”: Hack hitting OPM affects 21.5 million
Ars Technica - Last year's massive hack of the US Office of
Personnel Management's security clearance system affected 21.5
million people, including 1.8 million people who didn't apply
for a background investigation, officials said Thursday, making
it official the breach was the worst in US government
history.... At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing
Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey said he and his family were
personally affected by the breach... "I'm sure the adversary has
my SF86 now,” he said, referring to the Standard Form 86 that
applicants for security clearances fill out... He said the form
listed "every place I’ve lived since I was 18, every foreign
trip I've taken, all of my family and their addresses… I’ve got
siblings. I’ve got five kids. All of that is in there."
Brainet: Scientists Establish Brain-to-Brain Networks in Mammals
Tech Swarm - Neuroscientists at Duke University have introduced
"a new paradigm for brain-machine interfaces" called Brainet.
Advancements in neuroscience surge ahead as dividends are being
received from global projects like the BRAIN initiative in the
U.S. and its counterpart in Europe, the Human Brain Project. The
mission to decode the human brain is a complex one and is most
likely a parallel endeavor comprising legitimate treatment for
disorders, while simultaneously enabling military and other less
ethical mind control applications to be developed. The
realization of full brain-to-brain and
brain-to-computer-interface technology appears to be reaching an
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Subterranean Farm to Harvest 2.5 Acres of Produce 100 Feet Below
Natural Society - London’s first subterranean farm is harvesting
produce amounting to 2.5 acres of fresh food - all from 100 feet
below ground level. Created in a remaining WWII tunnel... the
crops are grown in a clean room with very little energy
utilizing a sophisticated, hydroponic irrigation system, and
advanced LED lighting.... The project was partially crowd
funded, with phase one costing around $1.1 million to build. The
trio wants to provide microgreens and other vegetables to London
sustainably, with zero environmental impact.
12+ health benefits of oregano, as well as SIMPLE growing tips!
Natural Society - An herb whose name means “mountain joy”,
oregano is a savored spice widely used in Italian,
Mediterranean, and Mexican dishes. But few know just how healthy
this herb can be. As with many flavorful kitchen herbs, when you
cook with oregano, you are getting far more than a flavorful
punch—you’re also receiving a range of health and healing
benefits. And if you wanted to experience oregano benefits by
growing oregano yourself, you’ll be happy to know that raising
this herb from a seed is fun and easy.
Does Your Oregano Measure Up?
10 Reasons You Really Need to Be Eating Black Seed
Natural Society - There are many multi-purpose plants and herbs
out there one can utilize for achieving total wellness. One of
those natural medicines is black seed, otherwise known as
Nigella sativa or black cumin.
- July 9, 2015 - Today in History:
1776 - The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen.
George Washington's troops in New York.
1790 - The Swedish navy captured one third of the Russian fleet at the
naval battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea.
1816 - Argentina declared independence from Spain.
1847 - A 10-hour work day was established for workers in the state of
1868 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The
amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil
liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states
from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of
the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or
property without due process of law, or denying to any person within
their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
1877 - Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders
and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company.
1878 - The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe.
1943 - American and British forces made an amphibious landing on Sicily.
1951 - U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of
war between the United States and Germany.
1971 - The United States turned over complete responsibility of the
Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.
1997 - Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million
for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield.
2005 - Danny Way, a daredevil skateboarder, rolled down a large ramp and
jumped across the Great Wall of China. He was the first person to clear
the wall without motorized aid.
EU Parliament backs TTIP resolution
RT - Despite vocal criticism, the EU Parliament has approved a
non-binding resolution on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership, bridging a gap in protracted negotiations on the
secretive trade pact between the EU and the US. The resolution was
approved by the majority of the parliament with 436 'Yes' votes coming
up against 241 'No' votes in Strasbourg on Wednesday in hopes of
influencing the TTIP negotiations between European Commissioner for
Trade Cecilia Malmstrom and the USA. Washington insists that for
negotiations to be successful a dispute body must be incorporated into
the final agreement.
VIDEO: Nigel Farage tells Greece: Have the courage to quit the euro ...
The Telegraph - Nigel Farage has urged Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime
minister, to have the “courage” to quit the euro. The UK Independence
Party leader said it was time for Greece to “get back control of your
country” and exit the single currency. He was addressing Mr Tsipras in
the European Parliament in Strasbourg.... "The European project is
actually beginning to die,” he said. "The plan has failed. This isn't
just Greece we are talking about today. The whole of the Mediterranean
now finds itself in the wrong currency, and yet virtually nobody in the
political arena has the courage to stand up and say that....".
NSA spied on German Chancellors for 10 yrs, tapped 125 govt phone
numbers – WikiLeaks
RT - America’s National Security Agency has spied on German chancellors
and their offices for more than 10 years, a new WikiLeaks report says.
The three leaked NSA intercepts indicate that the US targeted 125 phone
numbers of top German officials. he National Security Agency’s (NSA)
intercepts published on Wednesday show that Washington has been tapping
the phones of the political offices of the last three German chancellors
– Angela Merkel, Gerhard Schröder (in office 1998–2002) and Helmut Kohl
(chancellor from 1982 to 1998), the whistleblowing site said in a report
Greece Caves, Formally Requests ESM Bailout: Full Headline And Next
Zero Hedge - Greece formally requested a three-year bailout from the
eurozone’s rescue fund Wednesday and pledged to start implementing some
of the overhauls demanded by creditors by early next week. Crucially for
Greece’s creditors, the letter says the government would start
implementing some measures, including on taxation and pensions, by the
beginning of next week, though it doesn’t go into details. The letter is
a first step toward fulfilling a demand by international creditors, who
have given Athens until Sunday to come up with tougher measures they
would impose in return for desperately needed financing that could keep
the country from bankruptcy and even worse economic turmoil.
Merkel Tired and Overwhelmed, Unable to Prevent EU Collapse – German
Sputnik News - The EU is facing a split. Greece is the catalyst for a
new dynamic of European financial systems. Angela Merkel is tired and
exhausted and she can only watch how the European Union is falling
apart, DWN wrote. The summit in Brussels has shown that the EU is not
functioning in a proper way. Greece is no longer the problem: the
shortcomings are systemic and can’t be resolved by compromises, DWN
reported. According to the newspaper, the EU consists of numerous
imperfect institutions which have proved unable to function in times of
the crisis. It has become a hostage to the Troika: the ECB, the IMF and
the EU Commission which have totally failed. These institutions
committed themselves to a pure austerity policy: increasing taxes and
reducing social benefits. Such policy may look well on paper. But in
practice it is hard to implement, the newspaper wrote.
New interactive MAP details Israeli strikes a year after Gaza war
RT - Human rights groups have launched a new interactive platform
mapping Israeli attacks during the 2014 Gaza war. It includes satellite
images, testimonies and footage tho “build an accurate picture of what
actually happened” over the 50 days of war. The online tool mapping
Israeli attacks during the conflict in July and August 2014 is called
‘The Gaza Platform’. It was launched by Amnesty International and
Forensic Architecture on Wednesday. The “innovative tool for human
rights research” presents a massive database containing satellite
imagery, thousands of photographs, hundreds of personal testimonies and
hours of footage from the scene including broadcast videos.
Are We at the Beginning of a New Cyber War, Sparked by Greece?
Breitbart - Today’s “computer glitches” in China, New York, and for
United Airlines is sparking concern that the Western world is about to
become embroiled in a cyber war the type not yet seen since the advent
of network computing. Analysts have already noted the influx of Denial
of Service (DDOS) attacks emanating from China, aimed at St. Louis,
Missouri. The relevance of the choice of city is debatable, but there
are, apparently, many corporate serves based in the area, as well as
being an HQ for cyber security firm NORSE, which is rumored to host
“dummy targets” in the area, attracting attention from foreign hackers.
But the attacks, rudimentary as they are, could easily bring down U.S.
corporates and government infrastructure which have struggled to keep up
with the millions of computers attached to Chinese botnets (networks of
‘zombie’ computers) which are linked to the attacks.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Jade Helm 15, heavily scrutinized military exercise, to open
without media access
Washington Post - Jade Helm 15, the controversial Special
Operations exercise that spawned a wave of conspiracy theories
about a government takeover, will open next week without any
media allowed to observe it, a military spokesman said. Embedded
reporters won’t be permitted at any point during the exercise,
in which military officials say that secretive Special
Operations troops will maneuver through private and publicly
owned land in several southern states. Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, a
spokesman for Army Special Operations Command, said his
organization is considering allowing a small number of
journalists to view selected portions of the exercise later this
summer, but nothing is finalized.
Obama Orders Cities And Towns To Racially Integrate
Daily Caller - The Obama administration unveiled new rules
Wednesday to rid the country of racially segregated
neighborhoods by directing cities and towns to set goals for
reducing segregation, and then regularly report their progress
to the feds. Communities nationwide will be given a series of
questions designed to help them figure out whether racial bias
is causing segregated neighborhoods, racial or ethnically
concentrated areas of poverty, unequal access to opportunity or
disproportionate housing needs in their jurisdiction. They will
be required to set goals related to that data and publicly
report on their progress every three to five years.
VIDEO: Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake fires Police Commissioner
Anthony W. Batts
Baltimore Sun - Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fired Police
Commissioner Anthony W. Batts Wednesday, saying his presence had
become a distraction in a city that needs to focus on ending a
dramatic spike in homicides. "Too many continue to die on our
streets, including three just last night and one lost earlier
today," Rawlings-Blake said. "Families are tired of feeling this
pain, and so am I. ... We need a change." The mayor's decision
to replace Batts on an interim basis with Deputy Police
Commissioner Kevin Davis — effective immediately — came as the
City Council was preparing to send her a letter calling for
Batts' resignation. And the city's police union was poised to
hold a no-confidence vote next week.
Monsanto Off the Hook for Cancers From PCBs It Produced
Common Dreams - A St. Louis County jury has found Monsanto not
liable for health effects from PCB exposure. Monsanto emerged
victorious on Tuesday at the end of a nearly month-long trial in
which plaintiffs had alleged the former manufacturer of PCBs
showed "a reckless disregard for human life.".... Plaintiffs in
the case developed lymphohematopoietic cancer after being
exposed to PCBs.
Federal Judge Orders Top Obama Officials to Court for Possible
Breitbart - A federal judge in Brownsville has ordered top Obama
administration officials to personally appear in his court to
answer why he should not sanction them for violating his orders
in the president’s executive amnesty litigation. U.S. Department
of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and all other
federal defendants, have been ordered to attend a hearing on
August 19th at 10 a.m. to show why the judge should not hold
them in contempt of court.
Hillary Clinton caught in lie: Benghazi committee contradicts
claim of no subpoena
Washington Times - In an interview Tuesday with CNN, Mrs.
Clinton insisted that she had not been subpoenaed for the email
when she deleted more than 30,000 email she deemed personal and
then wiped clean the server to prevent the email from being
restored. Mrs. Clinton turned over to the State Department about
55,000 pages of emails that she hand-picked to be reviewed and
potentially released by agency. “I’ve never had a subpoena,”
Mrs. Clinton said in the interview, which was her first national
TV interview since entering the presidential race three months
Illegal Aliens Committed 500 Child Sexual Assaults in North
Carolina During January
12160 - During the month of December 2014, there were 94 illegal
aliens charged with 518 various counts of sexual assault against
North Carolina’s children, according to the citizens advocacy
group known as NCFIRE.... While the numbers will prove rather
shocking to most, anyone who has been paying attention to the
epidemic of child rapes occurring in that state at the hands of
illegal aliens, will not be surprised, as there have been well
over 5,000 such charges filed in North Carolina over the last 14
Florida County Reinstates Confederate Flag to Government Offices
Breitbart - Just last week, interim county administrator Bill
Kauffman removed the Confederate flag that had been flying
outside the county’s government complex for twenty years and
replaced it with a flag bearing the county’s seal. But less than
a week later, the county commissioners voted unanimously to
return the flag to its spot among the city’s flag display. The
five banners on display include the Spanish, French, British,
Confederate, and American flags, all of which celebrate the
county’s rich history. Each of the flags have flown over the
area at one time or another since the Spanish first landed over
500 years ago. County officials reversed their decision to
eliminate the Confederate banner after the overwhelmingly angry
feedback from residents was heard during Tuesday’s meeting.
Trump vows to press Ford to cancel $2.5 billion Mexican plant
that will 'take away thousands' of U.S. jobs
The Detroit News - Republican presidential candidate and
billionaire Donald Trump threatened Ford Motor Co. with punitive
taxes if the Dearborn automaker proceeds with a new $2.5 billion
Mexican plant that will “take away thousands” of U.S. jobs.
Trump, who announced his plans to run at an appearance in New
York on Tuesday, vowed to impose 35 percent taxes on imported
Ford vehicles and parts coming from the new Mexican plant. Trump
said he would call Ford CEO Mark Fields — whom he identified
only as “the head of Ford” — to explain the “bad news.”
VIDEO: VA Not Accepting New Patients
Jon Bowne -Veteran’s struggle to treat PTSD emblematic of wider
issues at VA clinics across the country. A marine corps
veteran’s struggle to treat post-traumatic stress disorder is
emblematic of wider problems at Veterans Affairs clinics across
the country, where being overwhelmed with patients and turning
away PTSD sufferers is business as usual.
What In The World Just Happened To The New York Stock Exchange?
Economic Collapse -Do you believe that the New York Stock
Exchange shut down because of a “technical glitch” on Wednesday?
At 11:32 AM on Wednesday morning, trading on the New York Stock
Exchange was halted due to “internal technical issues”, and it
did not resume until 3:10 PM. Officials insist that there is no
evidence that a cyberattack caused the technical problems even
though hactivists had hinted that something may happen the night
before. Adding to the suspicion is the fact that United Airlines
and the Wall Street Journal also experienced very serious
“technical glitches” on Wednesday. Others found it very curious
that trading on the NYSE was halted just after Chinese stocks
had absolutely plummeted the night before. In fact, Hong Kong’s
Hang Seng Index experienced the largest one day decline that we
have witnessed since November 2008. So is there more going on
here than meets the eye?
Hackers Hinted at Stock Market Turmoil Hours Before Wall Street
Mikael Thalen - New York Stock Exchange claims issue is “not the
result of a cyber breach.” The hacktivist group Anonymous hinted
at possible issues on Wall Street Tuesday evening nearly 12
hours before an alleged glitch halted trading on the New York
Stock Exchange. After trading unexpectedly stopped at around
11:30 a.m. this morning, officials with the New York Stock
Exchange were quick to blame an “internal technical issue” for
the outage, denying any possibility of an attack by hackers.
Related: CEO: NYSE Shutdown “Probably” a Cyberattack
Thousands of birds leave ‘dead zone’ after abandoning Florida
RT - A 150-acre portion of the Florida Gulf Coast is being
described as a “dead zone” by scientists after thousands of
birds mysteriously abandoned their typical nesting grounds on
the federally protected landscape. The most surprising is that
there isn’t just one species of bird that has disappeared – it
is virtually all of them, including blue herons, roseate
spoonbills, snowy egrets, pelicans and more, according to a
report by the Associated Press. And while some bird families
have taken up residence on another island close by, the vast
majority is nowhere to be found.
Massive Cyber Attack May Be Under Way: NYSE Halts Stock Trading,
FAA Grounds United Airlines Over “Technical Issues”
Mac Slavo - Technical glitches this morning are raising homeland
security concerns. Though it is not yet clear if the events are
related, two separate technical incidents have led to problems
in the computer systems that control stock market trading on the
NYSE and automation on airlines owned by United.... An hour
prior to the NYSE being taken offline the Federal Aviation
Commission (FAA) halted flights of all United Airlines passenger
airliners across the United States, citing similar problems as
the NYSE. According to law enforcement officials and
representatives from United, the problems were not the result of
a hacking issue. The New York Stock Exchange is still halted as
of this writing and no specific reason for the outage has been
The bitter end: New app shows which Facebook friends deleted you
RT - Feel like you’re being stealthy when you quietly “unfriend”
an acquaintance from Facebook? Think again. A new app called Who
Deleted Me can potentially add insult to injury by showing users
which so-called friends severed ties since their last visit. The
app also shows other useful stats that the social networking
site doesn’t give you on its own, such as the friends that you
yourself have deleted, total number of friends and who has
recently deactivated their account. The fact that Facebook has
an “unfollow” feature, which stops showing the unfollowed user’s
posts on the timeline, means that a full-fledged unfriending is
a drastic measure, perhaps justifying the app’s existence to
track such affronts.
Former Merck Salesman who worked for Senator Pan Paralyzed after
Health Impact News - People who have adverse reactions to
vaccinations are marginalized, minimized and denied just
compensation for their injuries. We take a look at the personal
story of a man just injured from a vaccination, who had
ironically worked for the California Senator who authored SB277
that removes parental informed consent for vaccinations. -
New Research Finds Fruit Can Convert ‘Bad’ Fat into ‘Good’ Fat
Natural Society - What if indulging in your favorite
raspberries, blueberries, grapes, and other fruits this summer
could help you to burn stubborn stores of fat? Well, that may
just be possible, according to a new study published in the
International Journal of Obesity. The study examines how a
substance known as resveratrol, which is found in many fruits,
induces a “brown-like adipocyte formation in white fat through
activation of AMP-activated protein kinase or α1.” In other
words, eating two or three servings of berries and grapes (as
well as other fruits) daily can convert ‘bad’ fat stored in our
bodies into ‘calorie-burning, good fat.’
Studies Reveal "Smudging" Eliminates Dangerous Bacteria in the
Natural Blaze - Smudging - or the ceremonial and ritual burning
of medicinal and fragrant herbs and resins of specific plants
for spiritual cleansing, is an ancient practice that has been
honored and carried out the world over in cultures spanning the
centuries. It is also one that is finding a great surge of added
popularity in many non-indigenous cultures and circles in the
modern world. The basic concept is that by burning particular
plants parts and resins, the energetic blueprint or
spirit/intelligence of that plant is released, producing a
medicinal smoke. The smoke is then utilized to cleanse the
energy of individuals, groups, spaces or object. Herbs like
Sage, Palo Santo, Copal, and Sweet-grass are common smudging
herbs that are widely used for healing and to remove unwanted
energetic and spiritual buildup and also to instill blessings.
- July 8, 2015 - Today in History:
1693 - Uniforms for police in New York City were authorized.
1709 - Peter the Great defeated Charles XII at Poltava, in the Ukraine,
The Swedish empire was effectively ended.
1755 - Britain broke off diplomatic relations with France as their
disputes in the New World intensified.
1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S.
Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in
1794 - French troops captured Brussels, Belgium.
1795 - Kent County Free School changed its name to Washington College.
It was the first college to be named after U.S. President George
Washington. The school was established by an act of the Maryland
Assembly in 1723.
1815 - Louis XVIII returned to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon.
1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.
1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San
1889 - The Wall Street Journal was first published.
1919 - U.S. President Wilson returned from the Versailles Peace
Conference in France.
1947 - Demolition work began in New York City for the new permanent
headquarters of the United Nations.
1950 - General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United
Nations forces in Korea.
1960 - The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers with espionage. He was shot
down in a U-2 spy plane.
1963 - All Cuban-owned assets in the United States were frozen.
1981 - The Solar Challenger became the frist solar-powered airplane to
cross the English Channel.
1997 - The Mayo Clinic and the U.S. government warned that the diet-drug
combination known as "fen-phen" could cause serious heart and lung
1997 - NATO invited Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the
alliance in 1999.
2010 - The Solar Impulse completed the first 24-hour flight by a solar
BRICS Economic Agenda: Participants to Discuss Greek Debt Crisis
Sputnik News - The Greek debt crisis, the expected lifting of sanctions
on Iran and oil and stock market volatility will dominate the agenda of
the BRICS summit which is opening today in Russia. During their two-day
meeting in Ufa, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South
Africa will discuss closer industrial, technological and financial
integration of their countries within the five-nation bloc. The
participants will also discuss measures to set in motion the new
Development BRICS Bank and a $200 billion pool of currency reserves to
finance joint projects, including those proposed by Russia’s Rosneft
Company. The summit comes against the backdrop of the deepening debt
crisis in Greece, the stock market crash in China and the expected
lifting of international sanctions on Iran which has sent oil prices
Russia’s Int’l Reserves Up $5 Billion – Central Bank
Sputnik News - Russia’s gold and currency reserves grew by $4.8 billion
in June and now stand at $361.6 billion, the Central Bank reported
Wednesday.... A country’s international reserves are those external
assets that are readily available to and controlled by monetary
authorities for meeting balance of payments financing needs, for
intervention in exchange markets to affect the currency exchange rate,
and for other related purposes (such as maintaining confidence in the
currency and the economy, and serving as a basis for foreign borrowing).
Saudi Arabia to invest record $10bn in Russia
RT - The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia in partnership
with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has agreed to invest $10
billion into Russian projects. It is the largest foreign investment in
Russia. "We have reached final agreements and are announcing the
creation of a partnership with the sovereign fund of Saudi Arabia, under
which PIF will invest $10 billion into projects on Russian territory.
These funds are expected to be implemented within 4-5 years,” said the
head of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday. He said
the first four or five investment deals are expected to be signed in the
next 2-3 months and could also attract partners from China, South Korea
and the United Arab Emirates.
AIIB and BRICS bank not rivals but complimentary – economy minister
RT - The China-led Asian infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) and
BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) can coexist, Russian Minister of
Economic Development Aleksey Ulyukayev told RT ahead of the key BRICS/SCO
summits in Russia. I think there is enough room for everybody. Our
economy is so underinvested…So, the Asian bank, BRICS and other banks
will have a field for investment,” said Ulyukayev after the NDB
governors meeting that took place for the first time in Moscow on
Tuesday. The meeting is ahead of the 7th BRICS summit on July 8 -10 in
Ufa, Russia. The bloc intends to launch a $100 billion NDB bank and a
currency pool worth the same. The bank is intended to complement the
World Bank and fund infrastructure projects within the group, while the
pool would protect BRICS from currency volatility.
Explosives stolen from French army base - terrorism not ruled out
RT - Explosives have been stolen from a munitions base in the south of
France. Around 200 detonators and explosives were taken from the
facility in the town of Miramas. The theft comes despite an increase in
security after two major terrorist attacks in 2015. Explosives, along
with 180 detonators and 40 grenades were snatched from the complex,
which is around 60 kilometers northeast of Marseille. Investigators are
still trying to find out the full extent of the raid and haven’t ruled
out that more explosives could be missing. The theft was first spotted
at the 200-acre base, used as a logistics center for France’s foreign
operations, on Monday.
Greece Must Meet Sunday Deadline to Reform or Face Euro Exit
Bloomberg - European leaders set a Sunday deadline to rescue Greece,
saying otherwise they’ll take the unprecedented step of propelling the
country out of the euro. At a summit in Brussels Greece’s anti-austerity
government was given five days to make new economic reform proposals
that could earn another aid package and save it from financial ruin....
Sunday now looms as the climax of a five-year battle to contain Greece’s
debts, potentially splintering a currency that was meant to be
irreversible and throwing more than a half-century of economic and
political integration into reverse. “We have a Grexit scenario prepared
in detail,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said,
using the shorthand for expulsion from the now 19-nation currency area.
Merkel Mocks Greece And The Referendum: There Is Money, But The Deal Is
Much Harsher Now (And No Debt Haircut)
The next Greek crisis: gas shortages
Politico - The Greek government’s hunger for cash has stripped the
state-run gas company of most of its reserves, raising doubts about how
long the country can pay for imports. The DEPA gas company, along with
all other public companies and pension funds, was ordered to place its
cash reserves with the country’s central bank in April. Whether the
government decides to replenish DEPA’s reserves remains unclear, but the
government has already defaulted on a repayment to the International
Monetary Fund and is, by all accounts, almost out of money.
European Stocks, Chinese Stocks And Commodities Are All Crashing – Are
U.S. Stocks Next?
Economic Collapse - A global stock market crash has begun. European
stocks are crashing, Chinese stocks are crashing, and commodities are
crashing. And guess what? All of those things happened before U.S.
stocks crashed in the fall of 2008 too. In so many ways, it seems like
we are watching a replay of the financial crisis of 2008, but this time
around the world is in far worse shape financially.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
New Documents Show Extensive Collaboration Between IRS, DOJ to
Criminally Prosecute Conservative Groups
Town Hall - [...] new documents obtained by government watchdog
Judicial Watch through two different Freedom of Information Act
lawsuits show extensive collaboration between the IRS and DOJ
(and subsequently the FBI) to go after conservative groups with
criminal charges. The IRS likely violated federal law by
illegally sharing 1.25 million pages of taxpayer information
with DOJ, which were contained on nearly two dozen FBI backup
tapes. Further, information shows DOJ wanted IRS officials who
were scheduled to testify in front of Congress about the
targeting scandal to turn over planned remarks to them first
before delivering on Capitol Hill. From JW...
Oregon Will Become Second State To Offer Free Community College
GovtSlaves - More than 10,000 students are expected to benefit
from a last-minute bill passed by legislators this week that
makes Oregon only the second state (after Tennessee) to offer
free community college. The idea, according to state Sen. Mark
Hass(D-Beaverton), is that a lot of needy students who might
like to attend community college are currently failing to apply
for federal grants that could pay for much of their education.
Baltimore Restaurant Shuts Down For 5 Days To Feed The Homeless
GovtSlaves - Each year, Baltimore restaurants look forward to
“restaurant week”, a time where the city’s food is showcased and
businesses are able to get a ton of free advertisement and new
customers. Instead of cashing in like everyone else, Michael
Tabrizi, owner of “Tabrizi’s” will be closing his business to
the general public in order to feed the city’s homeless at no
cost. “I decided that, after all of the chaos earlier this year,
it would be better to do something for the city to unite the
people. It isn’t about revenue and money right now, we’ve done
restaurant week before and we know the numbers, but right now
it’s more important to promote the welfare of the city and its
residents rather than to promote the business,” Tabrizi told
‘We’re Training ISIL': White House Website Corrects Obama’s
Paul Joseph Watson - The White House.gov website has corrected
an embarrassing mistake made by Barack Obama during his press
briefing yesterday about the Islamic State when the President
said that U.S. forces were “training ISIL.” The White House.gov
transcript left in the original quote, but placed the word
‘Iraqi’ in brackets after the word ISIL, correcting Obama’s
Three Supreme Court Justices have been Ruling on Cases Involving
Companies Whose Stock they Own
AllGov - Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices
Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito have created potential conflicts
of interest by participating in decisions that potentially
affected their stock portfolio. The study focused on 19 cases in
which the three justices owned stock in companies that filed
“friend of the court” briefs. The report says that 68% of the
time they sided with the companies in which they owned stock.
Not once did any of them recuse himself from a case due to such
Con-Con vs. Nullification (Video)
The New American - Today, most Americans realize that the
federal government is out of control and many are looking for
ways to rein it in. There are two proposals being offered to
accomplish this worthwhile goal. First, some are promoting the
calling of an Article V convention, also known as a “convention
of the states” or a “con-con.” Advocates of the Article V
convention look to repair the Constitution… Nullification does
not call for changing the Constitution, however, but for
School Administrators in Iowa to Monitor Students with Body
Mikael Thalen - School administrators in Iowa will soon be
outfitted with body cameras in a new program aimed at monitoring
interactions with students. According to the Des Moines
Register, the 13 cameras, worth roughly $1,100, will be provided
to principals and other administrators throughout the Burlington
Community School District.... Aldo Leopold Middle School
Principal Mark Yeoman, who was exonerated by a school
surveillance camera last year after being accused of kicking a
student, stated that the body cameras would allow administrators
to monitor “student movement in hallways and in the lunchroom,
as well as during conversations with students and parents.”
Gay Marriage: State Agency Orders Christians to Stop Talking
About Their Faith
Kit Daniels - After a Christian couple said they refused to bake
a gay wedding cake because they have “faith in the Lord,” an
Oregon state agency ordered them to “cease and desist” talking
about their faith. The couple, Aaron and Melissa Klein, were
also ordered to pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple they refused
to serve as compensation for “emotional damages.” Claiming the
Kleins violated Oregon’s anti-discriminatory laws, Oregon’s
Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian
ordered them to “cease and desist” discussing their Christian
beliefs because they made the following statements on the
Christian Broadcasting Network...
Stewart Rhodes calls for emergency summits by state, in
preparation for economic collapse
Christian Patriots - Founder and Director of Oath Keepers
Stewart Rhodes urges all Oath Keeper chapters across the country
to hold an Emergency Summit by state, in order to prepare for an
economic collapse. ‘Assume the worst’ and formulate support
teams. Food storage the most crucial.
US Mint Runs Out Of Silver On Same Day Price Of Silver Plunges
To 2015 Lows
Zero Hedge - [...] while the US mint halting sales of silver (or
gold) during times of peak demand is nothing new, what is
surprising is that as the chart below of monthly silver American
Eagle sales, demand in recent months has hardly been off the
charts. Which makes one wonder: just what is the inventory
buffer at the mint if a modest 1.6 million ounces of silver sold
in one week can deplete the Mint's planned holdings for one
entire month. And another question: in just what supply/demand
universe does such an explicit confirmation of a surge in demand
for silver result in a plunge in the price of spot silver to its
lowest level of the year!?
FBI chief pushes for encryption ‘back door’ despite tech
RT - Encryption is a threat to public safety, the FBI director
argued before testifying at a Senate hearing. Crypto experts and
the tech industry oppose demands by US officials for “back door”
keys to encrypted software as both harmful and impractical. In a
guest post on the Lawfare blog, FBI Director James Comey argued
that “to protect the public, the government sometimes needs to
be able to see an individual's stuff,” though only “under
appropriate circumstances and with appropriate oversight.”
Encryption denies the government that ability, which “will
affect public safety,” Comey wrote, citing the example of
Islamic State “operators in Syria” using encrypted chats to
recruit “dozens of troubled Americans to kill people.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
GMO Bacon? ‘Genetically Modified’ Pigs on the Horizon
Natural Society - Are you ready for modern-made ‘GMO’ bacon?
With gene-modified pigs coming to your local grocery store, this
may be yet another biotech reality.... In the article, Kim’s
team, from Korea and China, looked at a mutation in an extremely
muscular variety of cattle called the Belgian Blue wherein a
gene that ordinarily inhibits muscle growth gets switched off.
Using a gene-editing technique called TALEN, the researchers
induced a similar mutation in their pigs to make them, well,
porkier. It stands to note that gene-editing is already
bypassing many regulatory checkpoints because it isn’t
considered genetic engineering. Though, clearly it smacks of it
in every conceivable way.
70 Reasons To Eat More Flaxseed
Green Med Info - The science has never been clearer: flaxseed
deserves to be top of the list of the world's most powerful
medicinal foods. For just pennies a day it may protect against
dozens of life-threatening health conditions.
How Can Turmeric Heal The Damaged Brain?
Natural News Blogs - Turmeric is one of the most versatile
healing spices in the world! A spice commonly found in curries
may boost the brain’s ability to heal itself. Study suggests a
compound found in turmeric could encourage the growth of nerve
cells thought to be part of the brain’s repair. Turmeric
compounds such as curcumin, ar-turmerone, α- and β turmerones,
and curlone can help lower the risks associated with stroke and
Sauerkraut Could Be The Secret To Curing Social Anxiety
Huffington Post - It might sound outlandish, but the idea that
your diet can have a huge effect on your emotions has become the
focus of an exciting new area of psychological research. The
latest addition to this growing body of research comes from
psychologists at the College of William & Mary, and finds a link
between a diet high in fermented foods and reductions in
neuroticism and social anxiety.
- July 7, 2015 - Today in History:
1754 - Kings College opened in New York City. It was renamed Columbia
College 30 years later.
1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after
the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1862 - The first railroad post office was tested on the Hannibal and St.
Joseph Railroad in Missouri.
1885 - G. Moore Peters patented the cartridge-loading machine.
1920 - A device known as the radio compass was used for the first time
on a U.S. Navy airplane near Norfolk, VA.
1930 - Construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the
1937 - Japanese forces invaded China.
1946 - Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized as the first American
1950 - The U.N. Security Council authorized military aid for South
1969 - Canada's House of Commons gave final approval to a measure that
made the French language equal to English throughout the national
1981 - President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge
Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S.
1987 - Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began.
1994 - Amazon.com, Inc. was founded in Seattle, Washington under the
2003 - In Liberia, a team of U.S. military experts arrived at the U.S.
embassy compound to assess whether to deploy troops as part of a
peacekeeping force in the country.
Talisman Sabre 15 Happening Now
Activist Post - Where are ABC, CBS, NBC, AP, Reuters, etc.? And, why
aren’t U.S. citizens being made aware of what really is going on?
According to Mr. Franchi’s voice over in the news clip, Jade Helm 15
officially goes live in a few weeks. It will span 10 US states. Nearly
simultaneously, from July 4th through the 19th, several thousand miles
away, more than 33,000 United States and Australian military personnel
will be engaged in Operation Talisman Sabre. Talisman Sabre will deploy
21 ships, including the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George
Washington, more than 200 aircraft, and three submarines. Furthermore,
multiple “military locations” in the USA and Australia will be involved!
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to present new proposals
to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday
Reuters - With Greek lenders down to their last few days of cash and the
European Central Bank tightening the noose on their funding, Tsipras
must persuade the bloc's other 18 leaders, many of whom are exasperated
with five years of crisis, to open negotiations fast on a new loan to
rescue Greece. The leaders of Germany and France, the currency area's
two main powers, said after conferring on Monday that the door was still
open to a deal to save Greece from plunging into economic turmoil and
ditching the euro. But Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure in
Germany to cut Greece loose, made clear it was up to Tsipras to come up
with convincing proposals after Athens spurned the tax rises, spending
cuts and pension and labor reforms that were on the table before its 240
billion euro bailout expired last week.
The German Siege Of Greece Begins (No, This Is Not A Repeat From 1941)
Economic Collapse - Did you notice that Greece’s creditors are not
rushing to offer the Greeks a new deal in the wake of the stunning
referendum result on Sunday? In fact, it is being reported that the
initial reaction to the “no” vote from top European politicians was “a
thunderous silence“. Needless to say, the European elite were not
pleased by how the Greek people voted, but they still have all of the
leverage. In particular, it is the Germans that are holding all of the
Japan to raise maximum annual radiation exposure ahead of restart of
The Mainichi - The government will raise the maximum permissible
radiation dose for people including local government officials and bus
drivers who will give evacuation guidance to local residents or
transport materials in the event of a nuclear accident from the current
1 millisievert per year.... The government plans to set up a working
group within the Cabinet Office as early as next month to start
discussing a new standard. The new maximum permissible radiation dose
will be applied mainly to local public servants other than police and
fire department officials and local bus and truck drivers.
US Preparing Coup to Prevent Greece from Falling Under Russian Influence
Kurt Nimmo - The United States and Germany are prepared to engineer a
coup in Greece to keep the country operating as a strategic asset on
NATO’s vulnerable southeast European flank. “A putsch in Athens to save
allied Greece from enemy Russia is in preparation by the US and Germany,
with backing from the non-taxpayers of Greece – the Greek oligarchs,
Anglo-Greek ship owners, and the Greek Church,” writes John Helmer, the
longest continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia not
connected to the corporate media. The primary tip-off something is
brewing can be detected by the presence of Victoria Nuland, assistant
secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, in Athens in
Oil price plunges after ‘No’ vote in Greece, impending Iran deal
RT - Oil prices fell 7 percent on Monday in the worst single-day decline
in three months after Greece’s Sunday bailout referendum. Meanwhile,
fears of oversupply have taken hold as Iran and world powers approach a
nuclear deal… The fall in oil prices is explained by a combination of
factors, such as uncertainty in the eurozone after the vote in Greece,
expectations of rising US oil production, the looming closure of the
Iran nuclear deal and decreasing demand for exported oil in China.
US to pay salaries of Governor Saakashvili's team in Odessa, Ukraine
RT - The US government will pay the salaries to the staff of Georgia's
former President Mikhail Saakashvili, who is now serving as a new
governor of Odessa Region, Ukraine, Saakashvili said, adding that
California police will also train Odessa’s officers… He added that
American police officers from California “will train new Odessa police.”
… In spring 2014, Georgia's new ruling coalition accused Saakashvili of
embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state budget… Apart
from embezzlement, Saakashvili has several other cases ongoing against
What's Motivating China's Military Push in Africa?
Huffington Post - The number of troops deployed in Africa is extremely
small, even insignificant, in the broader context of the massive Chinese
military. However, a discernible trend is becoming increasingly apparent
as Beijing expands the range of operations that its forces are engaged
in Africa to include post-conflict stabilization (Mali), medical
humanitarian missions (Liberia), ongoing conflict stabilization (South
Sudan) and anti-piracy operations (Somalia) among others. In all,
Chinese military personnel are now involved in 7 out of 9 UN
peacekeeping operations on the continent, the most of any permanent
Security Council member.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big
The Intercept - After failing to criminally prosecute any of the
financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008,
former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington &
Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street
clients. The move completes one of the more troubling trips
through the revolving door for a cabinet secretary. Holder
worked at Covington from 2001 right up to being sworn in as
attorney general in Feburary 2009. And Covington literally kept
an office empty for him, awaiting his return.
SHOCK: Arizona Paper Decries Border Fence as Too High for
Mexicans to Safely Jump
Breitbart - A mainstream Arizona newspaper is decrying the small
section of the Arizona-Mexico border that has a 14-foot-high
primary fence because it is too high for illegal immigrants to
safely cross. The article, “Border Fence Jumpers Breaking
Bones,” includes the claim that sections of the border with a
14-foot-high fence are “as tall as a two or three-story house”
and tells the stories of several women who broke bones and were
treated extensively to healthcare and surgeries at the expense
of U.S. taxpayers.
Food fight! Congress, consumers battle over GMOs
McClatchy - At the center of the conflict is a bill sponsored by
Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas that would block state and
local laws from requiring food labels to disclose genetically
engineered ingredients. Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas
has sponsored a bill that would block states from requiring food
labels to disclose genetically modified ingredients in favor of
a voluntary labeling system overseen by the federal government.
So far, three states – Vermont, Connecticut and Maine – have
passed mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified food. At
least fifteen other states are considering similar regulations.
Pompeo’s “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” would nix those
laws and instead set up a voluntary nationwide labeling system
overseen by the federal government.
Chris Christie: Blame Rand Paul For Next Terror Attack
Truth in Media - New Jersey Governor and Republican Presidential
Candidate Chris Christie appeared on Morning Joe on Monday and
said that Americans should blame Senator Rand Paul (R- Ky.) if
there is another terrorist attack. People are really worried
about ISIS, they’re worried about the threat of terrorism, and
that’s why what Rand Paul has done to make this country weaker
and more vulnerable is a terrible thing,” Christie said. “And
for him to raise money off of it? It’s disgraceful,” Christie
continued.... Sen. Paul has criticized GOP ‘war hawks’ like
Christie in the past regarding their strategy of arming and
training “moderate” rebels who have ultimately become ISIS
Good Luck Finding a Place to Hide as Global Markets Crumble
Bloomberg - Investors tend to respond to impending doom by
selling risky stuff and hiding out in safer assets -- namely,
bonds in places such as Germany and the U.S. There’s a problem
with that formula this time around: Traders aren’t so sure they
can find anything that’s truly safe right now. So, instead of
piling into sovereign debt of developed nations, traders are
pulling their money out of those places as the Greek economy
teeters on the brink of collapse, Puerto Rico talks about
delaying some debt payments and China’s stock market suffers its
biggest selloff since 1992. Investors yanked $2.9 billion from
European government bond funds last week, more than ever before,
and pulled $699 million from short-term investment-grade U.S.
bond funds, Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. data
Americans With Retirement Accounts Beware: If Our Government
Does What China Just Did You’ll Be Wiped Out
Mac Slavo - We’ve previously warned that elements within the
U.S. government have been feverishly working to take control of
all retirement assets in America. The reasoning, of course, is
that the government can manage your personal finances better
than you can. They’ve already begun plans to have workers invest
their earnings directly into government-managed funds, but at
some point, should we get into trouble, they may look to seize
those assets outright and put them under central control.
WATER WARS: 13 States File Lawsuit Against EPA’s Water Takeover
Agri-Pulse - Attorneys general from thirteen states filed a
lawsuit Monday challenging EPA’s new rule defining the waters of
the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of
clean water regulations to lands that are dry much of the year
and increases the federal government’s authority over land use.
The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District
of North Dakota. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley,
who joined in the lawsuit, noted that 35 states have filed
comments in opposition to the rule and several other attorneys
general are considering filing challenges.
California's rural poor hit hardest as massive drought makes
remaining water toxic
Washington Post - There is arsenic in the groundwater feeding
their community well at St. Anthony Trailer Park, 40 miles south
of Palm Springs. In ordinary times, the concentration of
naturally occurring arsenic is low, and the water safe to drink.
But during California’s unrelenting drought, as municipalities
join farmers in sucking larger quantities of water from the
ground, the concentration of arsenic is becoming more potent. A
recent laboratory test found that water in St. Anthony’s shallow
well has twice the concentration of arsenic considered safe.
Director of Pesticide Action Network Explains How Neonicotinoids
Natural Society - Dr. Keith Tyrell explains how this new class
of pesticides, neonicotinoids, which are considered “new” in
that they have only been on the market for about 20 years, are
taken up by plants as they grow. These ‘neonics’ are not like
old pesticides because they become part of the plant itself,
making it toxic. (Neonics are taken up by the roots or leaves
and taken to all other parts of the plant.)... The European
Union has imposed a two-year moratorium on all neonics, but the
US still allows them to be sprayed everywhere.... In fact, the
EPA has decided to allow more of these bee- and
butterfly-killing chemicals to enter the environment despite
clear dangers.... What’s worse – one study conducted by the U.S.
Geological Survey found that neonics are widespread contaminants
of groundwater which many people use to drink or bathe in.
Senate advances secret plan forcing Internet services to report
Ars Technica - The Senate Intelligence Committee secretly voted
on June 24 in favor of legislation requiring e-mail providers
and social media sites to report suspected terrorist activities.
The legislation, approved 15-0 in a closed-door hearing, remains
"classified." … The bill, which does not demand that online
companies remove content, requires Internet firms that obtain
actual knowledge of any terrorist activity to "provide to the
appropriate authorities the facts or circumstances of the
alleged terrorist activity," wrote The Washington Post, which
was able to obtain a few lines of the bill text. The terrorist
activity could be a tweet, a YouTube video, an account, or a
The FBI Spent $775K on Hacking Team's Spy Tools Since 2011
Wired News - The FBI is one of the clients who bought hacking
software from the private Italian spying agency Hacking Team,
which was itself the victim of a recent hack. It’s long been
suspected that the FBI used Hacking Team’s tools, but with the
publication yesterday of internal documents, invoices, emails
and even product source code from the company, we now have the
first concrete evidence that this is true. The FBI is not in
good company here. According to several spreadsheets within the
hacked archive, which contain a list of Hacking Team’s
customers, many of the other governments who bought the same
software are repressive regimes, such as Sudan and Bahrain.
The Most-Overlooked Survival Skill You’ll Need In A Crisis
Off the Grid News - It seems against our instincts and nature to
worry about anything beyond the basics. But clothing is as basic
as food, water, medical supplies and self-defense. Yet we
sometimes take it for granted or forget that our clothing has a
life-cycle measured in months or short years.... In the event of
a catastrophe, many of us might find ourselves in the same
domestic roll – cobbling some new shoes for our kids, or sewing
up a hole in a shirt or a ripped zipper. n case you haven’t
thought about stockpiles of materials and tools for your
clothing needs, here’s a quick list....
American woman who died of measles was previously vaccinated
against measles... total failure of vaccine covered up by quack
(NaturalNews) Ever since a woman from Washington state sadly
passed away last week from what was reported as "measles," the
vaccine zealots have been in a frenzy, declaring that everyone
needs to be vaccinated against the measles or more people might
die. But now the Daily Mail in the UK has revealed this woman
was already vaccinated against the measles! Not only was she
already vaccinated against the measles, it was other Big Pharma
medications that ultimately killed her! As the Daily Mail
reports, "Dr. Jeanette Stehr-Green, the Clallam County health
officer, told KOMO-TV the woman had been vaccinated as a child,
but because she had other health problems and was taking
medications that interfered with her response to an infection
'she was not protected.'"
Children Got Wrong Immunizations, Including Cervical Cancer
Vaccine At Clinic
GovtSlaves - An annual state compliance audit of the Shots For
Tots program “identified irregularities respecting its appraisal
of standards, policies and competencies regarding the clinic
operation, patient records, vaccine storage and medication
dispensing,” according to a statement released by the county
this weekend.... In addition to the children receiving the wrong
medicine, vaccines with an estimated value of $20,000 used for
the Shots for Tots program were deemed unsafe after a
refrigeration unit failed and they had to be destroyed.... In
what county officials are calling “the most egregious medication
dispensing case,” one 2-year-old boy received an “excessive
dose” of the cervical cancer prevention vaccine Gardasil. That
unidentified child’s mother and pediatrician were notified on
June 30 about the mistake, officials said. County officials said
“The nature, likelihood and extent of any negative health
effects, if any, are not presently known other than that the
child may be at risk of neurological damage.”
26 Things You Could Do With Coconut Oil
(NaturalNews) We were told saturated fats were bad for us, that
they clogged the arteries. Well, new studies have shown that was
a myth; coconut oil is good for your health. Common sense should
have told us this a long time ago. After all, societies that eat
a lot of coconut are populated with some of the healthiest
people on the planet.
Cranberry Juice Lowers Diabetes And Heart Disease Risk
Mae Chan - A multitude of research has linked cranberry juice to
regulation of insulin, prevention of hardening arteries and of
course reducing urinary tract infections. New research from the
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that
cranberry juice could also help lower the risk of other chronic
diseases including heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Researchers from the University of Scranton previously suggested
that nutrients found in cranberry juice can effectively reduce
the risk of heart disease -- in some cases, up to 40 percent --
mostly by increasing levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol. The
juice was also shown to increase blood levels of antioxidant
nutrients by up to 121 percent.
- July 6, 2015 - Today in History:
1699 - Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, MA, and
deported back to England.
1777 - British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American
1854 - In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention.
1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The
child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur
1905 - Fingerprints were exchanged for the first time between officials
in Europe and the U.S. The person in question was John Walker.
1919 - A British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It
completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
1942 - Diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in
1945 - U.S. President Truman signed an order creating the Medal of
1945 - Nicaragua became the first nation to formally accept the United
1948 - Frieda Hennok became the first woman to serve as the commissioner
of the Federal Communications Commission.
1981 - The Dupont Company announced an agreement to purchase Conoco,
Inc. (Continental Oil Co.) for $7 billion. At the time it was the
largest merger in corporate history.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay
women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender.
1985 - The submarine Nautilus arrived in Groton, Connecticut. The vessel
had been towed from Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
1988 - Several popular beaches were closed in New York City due to
medical waste and other debris began washing up on the seashores.
1989 - The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an
ammunition plant in Karnack, TX. The dismantling was under the terms of
the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
1997 - The Mars Pathfinder released Sojourner, a robot rover on the
surface of Mars. The spacecraft landed on the red planet on July 4th.
2005 - New York Times reporter Judith Miller was jailed after refusing
to testify before a grand jury investigating the leak of an undercover
CIA operative's name.
2010 - Queen Elizabeth II addressed the United Nations for the first
time since 1957 during her first New York visit in more than 30 years.
Greek finance minister quits
Reuters - outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a
major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks
voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity
terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed "erratic
Marxist" economist who infuriated euro zone partners with his
unconventional style and hectoring lectures, had campaigned for Sunday's
sweeping 'No' vote, accusing Greece' creditors of "terrorism".
Tumbling Futures Rebound After Varoufakis Resignation; Most China Stocks
Drop Despite Massive Intervention
30 civilians dead in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemeni market says report
RT - As many as 30 civilians were killed in Saudi-led airstrikes that
hit a market in northern Yemen on Sunday, the Houthi-run news agency
Saba has reported.... In response, Houthi forces launched several rocket
attacks against Saudi army positions, including a military airfield in
Najran, the al-Sharafa army camp, as well as tanks stationed north of
the al-Khoba region in the Saudi province of Jizan. “The Saudi enemy
targeted citizens while they were doing their shopping at Aahem market,”
Saba quoted a security source as saying.
Hundreds in new Tel Aviv protest over US-Israeli natural gas deal
RT - Hundreds have rallied in Tel Aviv to protest over a proposed gas
deal with the United States pushed by the government, which critics say
may create a monopoly that will control two of Israel’s largest natural
gas reserves.... The event follows another last week, when thousands
took to the streets of Tel Aviv in a mildly violent show of protest
against an impending natural gas deal between the Netanyahu government
and a US-Israeli conglomerate entrusted with tapping into the country’s
reserves. ... Critics of the deal argue that, once approved, the deal
could establish a monopoly over natural gas without any sufficient
oversight and would result in increased prices for Israeli consumers.
Greece Votes NO – Let The Chaos Begin…
Economic Collapse - The result of the referendum in Greece is a great
victory for freedom, but it is also threatens to unleash unprecedented
economic chaos all across Europe. With almost all of the votes counted,
it is being reported that approximately 61 percent of Greeks have voted
“no” and only about 39 percent of Greeks have voted “yes”. This is a
much larger margin of victory for the “no” side than almost everyone was
anticipating, and it represents a stunning rejection of European
austerity. Massive celebrations have erupted on the streets of Athens
and other major Greek cities, but the euphoria may not last long. Greek
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is promising that Greece will be able to
stay in the euro, but that gives EU bureaucrats and the IMF a tremendous
amount of power, because at this point the Greek government is flat
broke. Without more money from the EU and the IMF, the Greek government
will not be able to pay its bills and virtually all Greek banks will
Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse
Financial Times - Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a
possible “bail-in” of depositors amid fears the country is heading for
financial collapse, bankers and businesspeople with knowledge of the
measures said on Friday. The plans, which call for a “haircut” of at
least 30 per cent on deposits above €8,000, sketch out an increasingly
likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said. A Greek bail-in
could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’
funds were seized to shore up the banks, with a haircut imposed on
uninsured deposits over €100,000.
Panic: China Central Bank Steps In To Bailout Stocks As Underwater
Traders Pray For A Rebound
Zero Hedge - China’s equity miracle… is in deep trouble. A dramatic
unwind in unofficial margin lending channels such as umbrella trusts and
structured funds which have together served to pump some CNY1 trillion
into a market that was already red-hot, sparked and perpetuated a 30%
decline in the space of just three weeks, pushing Beijing into panic
mode and prompting simultaneous policy rate cuts along with a variety of
other measures designed to stop the bleeding… China’s central bank is
now underwriting brokerages’ margin lending businesses… Despite being
one step removed from onboarding equities directly onto its balance
sheet, the PBoC is effectively buying stocks, which amounts (of course)
Chinese stock market has lost £1.5 trillion in the last three weeks
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Petition on BRICS Warns Against NATO Confrontation With
Sputnik News - The goal of a petition on cooperation with BRICS
nations circulated in the United States is to highlight the
danger of confrontation with Russia and China, Schiller
Institute founder Helga Zepp LaRouche said Monday. The petition
titled "Resolution Calling for the US and Europe to Reject
Geopolitics and Collaborate with the BRICS" was initiated by the
US-based Schiller Institute and urges Washington and the
European Union to collaborate with BRICS nations for the sake of
global economic development. It has been signed by more than
2,000 people in the United States and internationally.
July 4 crowds ignore call to boycott Georgia park over
Reuters - Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott
Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, known as the “Confederate
Rushmore,” over its display of the contentious Confederate flag.
Hundreds of people had staked out spots at the 3,200-acre
(1,295-hectare) privately run park by noon on Saturday for
nighttime laser and fireworks shows. They shrugged off heavy
rain on the park’s busiest day of the year as well as the
boycott call. Democratic state Representative LaDawn Blackett
Jones this week urged people to stay away from the park 10 miles
(16 km) east of Atlanta because it flies three flags of the
pro-slavery Confederacy alongside the U.S. and Georgia state
11-yo Girls Can Now Get Birth Control Devices Implanted in them
at School, Without Parents Knowing
Free Thought Project - Washington State is ranked 13 in the
country for teen pregnancies with 20.5 births per 1,000 girls
ages 15-19. That is a much better rate than Arkansas, which is
more than double at 43.5 births per 1,000 girls. Even with this
nationwide decline, public schools in Washington are going the
extra mile. School-based health clinics in at least 13
Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools now offer
long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs
and hormonal implants. These services are available to students
in sixth-grade and above at no cost (to the student), according
to Washington State officials. The costs are covered by the
Texas Wounded Veteran Honored with Gift of Free Home
Breitbart - The military service of retired U.S. Army veteran,
Sergeant David Flores, was celebrated on Saturday in Houston.
The soldier received his own personal Independence Day when he
was awarded the gift of a mortgage-free home. The combat veteran
was seriously injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq in
2005, according to a KHOU report. “It was definitely a rough
journey but I got through it and happy to be here today,” Flores
told KHOU reporter Alice Barr.
Homeless former Marine ‘piano man’ crowdfund raises thousands in
just 1 day (VIDEO)
RT - A GoFundMe crowd funding campaign has kicked off gathering
thousands of dollars after a video of a homeless man in
Sarasota, Florida, playing the piano on the street went wildly
viral, hitting over 4 million views in just a few days. Donald
Gould, 51, a former Marine who’s been homeless for nearly seven
years, has charmed passers-by in downtown Sarasota with his
piano renditions of popular songs. A recently-posted video of
Donald playing ‘Come Sail Away’ by Styx has made him a bona fide
internet star, gathering over 4 million hits on Facebook and
over 2 million views on YouTube in just a few days. He
tragically lost his wife and is now in search of his 18-year-old
son. He says he hopes that his son sees the viral video and
finds him.... Blown away by Donald’s street performance, locals
volunteered to help him by launching a GoFundMe campaign, which
has already gathered over $ 12,000 raised by 536 people in one
BRUTAL FOOTAGE of Unsuspecting Navy Veteran Knocked Out by Thug
in “Knockout Attack” (VIDEO)
Gateway Pundit - Police are circulating this footage after an
unsuspecting 52 year-old Navy veteran was knocked to the ground
by a street thug and then beaten unconscious. The Navy veteran
NEVER saw it coming. The suspect is described as a black
teenager with braided hair, wearing blue jeans, a white sweat
shirt, red tennis shoes and a black baseball cap.... Don’t
expect this to make many headlines. It doesn’t fit the liberal
Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016
NY Times - Health insurance companies around the country are
seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more,
saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned
out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are
determined to see that the requests are scaled back. Blue Cross
and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are
seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25
percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in
Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents
posted online by the federal government and state insurance
commissioners and interviews with insurance executives.
VIDEO: Oath Keepers urge preparation for economic collapse:
America running out of time. support teams urged
Oath Keepers - While speaking at the New York Oath Keepers
Awards Banquet, Founder and Director of Oath Keepers Stewart
Rhodes urges all Oath Keeper chapters across the country to hold
an Emergency Summit by state, in order to prepare for an
economic collapse. ‘Assume the worst’ and formulate support
teams. Food storage the most crucial.
Feds ‘Lose’ Audits for Fort Knox Gold
Activist Post - The blog, goldseek.com, recently published a
report on a Freedom of Information Act request they recently
filed with the US government. They were seeking seven reports
from federal audits of the gold at Fort Knox. The government's
response? They can't find those reports - even though they
reference those reports as evidence of the gold stored at Fort
Knox in a number of ways. The Resident discusses.
It’s Here: Oregon First State to Launch “Pay-by-the-Mile”
Driving Track and Tax Scheme
Freedom Outpost - The freedom of driving is about to get a lot
less free in more ways than one. "Rare American" David Hastings,
Oregon hybrid car owner, told Fox News, "I'm a statist who is
happy to blindly contribute to the total tyranny that has almost
completely surrounding us all and I see no potential downsides
to a technological control grid where the government tracks my
every move—" No wait, sorry, it was, "I've been free-loading on
the highways for 20 years driving electric cars or hybrid cars,
getting at least 40 miles to the gallon. So I haven't been
paying my share."
Drought: CA City Forced to Dump 500,000 Gallons of Drinking
Breitbart - California cities are working overtime to conserve
water during the state’s record four-year drought–but one city
became a victim of its own savings success when it was forced to
dump more than half a million gallons of drinkable water down
the drain.... But the unused water simply sat in the city’s Blue
Crystal Reservoir under the burning California sun, and, due to
the heat, the water’s chloramine levels became too high for safe
This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste — and
The Guardian - Below the 18-inch concrete cap rests the United
States’ cold war legacy to this remote corner of the Pacific
Ocean: 111,000 cubic yards of radioactive debris left behind
after 12 years of nuclear tests. Brackish water pools around the
edge of the dome, where sections of concrete have started to
crack away. Underground, radioactive waste has already started
to leach out of the crater: according to a 2013 report by the US
Department of Energy, soil around the dome is already more
contaminated than its contents.... According to the World Health
Organization, the $218m plan was designed as temporary fix: a
way to store contaminated material until a permanent
decontamination plan was devised.
Monarch Butterfly Population Down 80%, Monsanto Largely to Blame
Natural Blaze - A recent report confirms that over 80% of North
American monarch butterflies have died. The Xerces Society, a
non-profit organization that aims to preserve wildlife through
conservation of invertebrates and their habitats, notes that “in
the 1990s, estimates of up to one billion monarchs made the epic
flight each fall from the northern plains of the U.S. and Canada
to sites in the oyamel fir forests north of Mexico City.” Now,
however, “researchers and citizen scientists estimate that only
about 56.5 million monarchs remain, representing a decline of
more than 80% from the 21-year average across North America.”
FBI Reveals 11 Attacks Against Internet Lines in California
Joshua Krause - The FBI is investigating at least 11 physical
attacks on high-capacity Internet cables in California’s San
Francisco Bay Area dating back a year, including one early
Tuesday morning… A security professional who was interviewed for
that article, also suggested something that should perk the ears
of any American that hears it. “When it’s situations that are
scattered all in one geography, that raises the possibility that
they are testing out capabilities, response times and impact,”
Thompson said… This whole situation reminds me of an article I
wrote just over a year ago about several attacks that were
carried out against the power grid, which again, occurred in
California and Arizona…
Russian scientists find new way to repair DNA that may cure
RT - A group of Russian scientists have discovered a new method
of DNA repair which may be able to prevent and cure
neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s
and even stop the process of cell death.... The paper raises the
question of single-strand breaks (SSBs) which are called in the
research “common DNA damages generated during various processes
of cell metabolism.” “Unrepaired SSBs can interfere with
transcription, replication, and DNA repair; induce accumulation
of double-stranded DNA breaks; increase genomic instability and
apoptosis [process of programmed cell death]; and lead to severe
neurodegenerative diseases.” Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease
and spinal muscular atrophy are examples of such diseases.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Another State Joins ‘Hemp Pilot Program’ Allowing Farmers to
Natural Society - Minnesota has now joined other states
participating in the industrial hem pilot program set forth via
the Farm Act by passing the ‘Industrial Hemp Development Act’
recently. Though the Department of Agriculture was quick to
point out that they will not register farmers for growing hemp
past the pilot program, this is a step toward developing hemp
Healthy People 2020 and the Decade of Vaccines
Green Med Info - Healthy People 2020's latest recommendations
are vast in scope and include government intrusion into nearly
ever conceivable area of personal life and health, including a
National Vaccine Plan. While it appears that the recent measles
hysteria pushed a button that rocketed nearly all 50 states to
introduce vaccine bills simultaneously, calling to restrict
and/or remove vaccine exemptions for children, the plan has
actually been evolving for a long time. The flurry of
legislative actions are rooted in the Healthy People guidelines
which began 35 years ago.... By the time Healthy People 2000 was
released in 1990, more than 7,000 persons and public health
organizations at the local, state, and national levels had
participated in the development of 22 topics with 312
objectives. Included in Healthy People 2000 were goals to ensure
all children were fully vaccinated and all older adults were
vaccinated with both the influenza and pneumonia vaccines.
Bill Gates’ New Remote-controlled Contraceptive Microchip Could
be Used for Eugenics
Health Impact News - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is
funding the development of a contraceptive microchip that can be
remotely controlled to release hormones that can act as
abortifacients into a woman's body for up to 16 years.... The
chip, which measures 20 x 20 x 7 millimeters, can be implanted
under the skin of a woman’s buttocks, upper arm, or abdomen in
30 minutes. The device contains a 16-year reservoir of the drug
levonorgestrel, releasing 30 micrograms a day – but the dosage
can be altered by remote control, as well.... The announcement
comes as the Gates Foundation is spearheading an international,
multi-billion-dollar push for expanding birth control in the
developing world, bringing charges from pro-life and political
[groups] that they are engaged in global population control.
Newly Discovered Danger of High Fructose Corn Syrup is Alarming
Natural Blaze - New troubling scientific studies reveal how high
fructose corn syrup-containing foods are causing yet another
unwanted side effect – heart failure.... While glucose spikes
blood sugar levels and causes insulin secretions, fructose
hardly makes them budge. And since it ‘tastes’ sweeter, food
manufacturers thought it was an ideal food additive.
Unfortunately, the assumption that fructose (including high
fructose corn syrup) was any better, was dead wrong. The liver
converts fructose directly into fat. People who consume lots of
fructose end up developing high blood pressure, suffering from
obesity, and developing insulin resistance, among other health
issues. Doctors usually call this metabolic syndrome – and for
some time, they couldn’t figure out why so many Americans were
Maryland Dept of Agriculture issues Stop Sale on Stella and Chewy’s Pet
Susan Thixton - The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a stop
sale order on Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken patties dog food,
which has tested positive of Listeria monocytogenes. The lot number is:
111-15. The bags will have a use by date of April 23, 2016. Listeria is
not only dangerous to dogs, it can also be deadly to small children, the
elderly and those with auto immune disorders. Consumers who have
unopened bags of this dog food are urged to keep it sealed, away from
people and to throw it away. Those who have opened bags of this dog food
are urged to use disposable gloves, place them in double plastic bags,
seal it and throw it away.
Stella & Chewy’s issued a "voluntary" recall notice
- July 3, 2015 - Today in History:
1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army
at Cambridge, MA.
1844 - Ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiated a commercial
treaty with China that opened five Chinese ports to U.S. merchants and
protected the rights of American citizens in China.
1863 - The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three
days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops
1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state to join the United States of America.
1898 - During the Spanish American War, a fleet of Spanish ships in
Cuba's Santiago Harbor attempted to run a blockade of U.S. naval forces.
Nearly all of the Spanish ships were destroyed in the battle that
1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between
Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.
1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration.
1934 - U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) made its first
payment to Lydia Losiger.
1944 - The U.S. First Army opened a general offensive to break out of
the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
1944 - During World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk.
1945 - U.S. troops landed at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on
Borneo in the Pacific.
1945 - The first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was
driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit,
MI. Production had been diverted due to World War II.
1950 - U.S. carrier-based planes attacked airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo
area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.
1954 - Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the
end of World War II.
1974 - The Threshold Test Ban Treaty was signed, prohibiting underground
nuclear weapons tests with yields greater than 150 kilotons.
1981 - The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare illnesses
afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan presided over a ceremony in New York Harbor
that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
1986 - Mikhail Baryshnikov became a U.S. citizen at Ellis Island, New
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush formally inaugurated the Mount
Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
2014 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 17,000 for the
Enough austerity? Greece after 5 years of belt tightening
RT - Greek debt negotiations have been fruitless for five months.
Creditors wanted economic reforms in return for bailout money, but
Syriza refused to budge on key election promises. RT shows you what has
happened to the Greek economy during the era of austerity....
Greek Banks To Run Out Of Physical Cash "In A Matter Of Days"
Zero Hedge - Greek banks will run out of cash "in a matter of days," WSJ
reports. Meanwhile, businesses are closing their doors as suppliers
refuse to extend credit prompting the Athens Chamber of Commerce to
predict that "in one week, two weeks, three weeks, it will be finished."
World Bank Hastily Deletes Call for Chinese Financial Reforms From
Sputnik News - The World Bank edited on Friday its China Economic Update
issued earlier this week, deleting a section that warned of the "poor
performance" of the country’s financial system and called for urgent
reforms. "Section 3 on the financial sector that was previously included
in this report was removed because it had not gone through the World
Bank’s usual internal review and clearance procedures," the updated
version of the report published on the World Bank’s website reads.
According to the Financial Times, the deleted section of the report
highlighted "risks stemming from wasteful investment, overindebtedness
and a weakly regulated shadow-banking system" in China.
Chinese Government "Losing Control": Stocks Are Collapsing, Hitting New
Bear Market Lows
US accusations that Russia is not respecting its neighbours' sovereignty
are 'confrontational', says Moscow
The Independent - Russia has accused the US of adopting
“confrontational” tactics, after the Pentagon updated its military
strategy on Moscow amid the on-going crisis in Ukraine. Tensions between
Russia and western powers have reached their lowest point since the end
of the Cold War, partly because of the pro-Russian rebellion in eastern
Ukraine. Moscow has said Washington risks setting back efforts to
improve already deteriorating relations after the Pentagon updated the
US National Military Strategy on Russia to consider its role in the
bloody conflict which has killed over 6,400 people, according to the UN.
US nuclear missile commander says Vladimir Putin's actions echo those of
Nazi Germany in the 1930s
US Operates Top Secret Drone Bases Inside Somalia
Sputnik News - Already receiving fierce criticism for operating drone
bases on foreign soil – sometimes without the host country’s knowledge –
the US has begun expanding its operations in Africa. But according to
reports, the Pentagon has been running a base in Somalia, completely in
secret, to conduct drone missions and train elite Somali forces. "They
have a base over there," Abdighani Abdi Jama, state minister for the
presidency in the interim regional administration in the Somali city of
Kismayo, told Foreign Policy as part of an exclusive report. He pointed
toward a large compound near the city’s airport. "They have high tech;
they have drones; they have so many things." Jama’s allegations have
been confirmed by others. Regional government officials and forces from
the African Union can also testify to the base’s existence. The only
organization which seems to be in the dark is the US military, itself.
260,000 Austrians sign EU exit petition, forcing referendum debate in
RT - Over 260,000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for the EU
exit for the country, and now the Austrian parliament must discuss a
referendum on the issue. Overall, the 261,159 people who signed the
petition represent 4.12 percent of the electorate. The petition was most
popular in the regions of Lower Austria (where 5.18 percent of potential
voters signed it) and in Carinthia (4.85 percent). The threshold for
calling a debate on a potential referendum is 100,000 people. The
petition was launched by 66-year-old retired translator Inge Rauscher,
who composed a similar petition in 2000. On that occasion, it was signed
by 3.35 percent of the electorate. Rauscher told The Local that there
was probably more support for a referendum now because of the economic
crisis and the Greek crisis.
US Air Bases in UK Cancel 4th of July Celebration Over Security Concerns
Sputnik News - "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the 2015 4th of
July Celebration, set to be held at RAF Feltwell, is cancelled. The
decision was made due to the most current, local threat assessments,"
RAF said in a statement published on its Facebook page. The RAF stressed
that all the events, including the preview party on July 3 are
cancelled. The announcement comes after last week’s attack on a popular
Tunisian resort that left nearly 40 people dead. The number of Britons
confirmed to have been killed in the shooting stands at 30.
Ebola Makes Mysterious Return in Liberia With 3 New Confirmed Cases
Sputnik News - The death toll from Ebola in Liberia is on the rise once
again, after the World Health Organization declared the West African
country free of the virus on May 9. Liberia is seeing an unexpected
rebound of the deadly Ebola virus, after locals in the village of
Nedowein said neighbors had eaten contaminated dog meat, commonly
consumed in the country. Three men known to have dug up a dead dog and
shared the meal tested positive for the virus. The country's Ebola task
force team confirmed that investigations into the possibility that
animals could be carrying the disease have resumed, following a
significant number of cattle deaths in remote Lofa County.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Charlie Daniels Celebrates Our Nation's Birthday: My Beautiful
CNS News - I have just completed a leg of our 2015 tour that has
taken me across the entire heartland of America, Pacific to
Atlantic, and once again I'm deeply touched by what this country
means to me. As the 239th Birthday of the greatest nation the
world has never known approaches, I can think of no better way
to use the Soapbox space this week than by celebrating the
greatness of the blessed United States of America, by sharing a
piece I wrote years ago that describes my feelings for my
Civil Forfeiture Now Requires A Criminal Conviction In Montana
And New Mexico
Forbes - Just in time for the Fourth of July, states are
declaring their independence from civil forfeiture. Starting
July 1, two major reforms from Montana and New Mexico will go
into effect.... Earlier this year, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
signed a law that requires the government to first obtain a
criminal conviction before taking and keeping someone’s property
through civil forfeiture. This legislation also shifts the
burden of proof onto the government—where it belongs—when
spouses, neighbors and other innocent owners try to get back
property used by a suspect without their knowledge. Montana’s
civil forfeiture reforms are vital to restore due process and
protect the property rights of the innocent. New Mexico went
even further and abolished civil forfeiture outright.
Pentagon: US facing growing possibility of "war with major
Press TV - The Pentagon has warned that the United States faces
a low but growing possibility of engaging in a war with a major
power. It says if the threat ever turns into reality, the
consequences will be immense. America’s 2015 National Military
Strategy has singled out Russia and China in the report as
aggressive and threatening to US security interests. It has also
expressed concern about states developing advanced technological
capabilities that are causing the US military to lose its edge.
WikiLeaks: TISA to Block Other Deals Aiming to Boost Developing
Sputnik News - The proposed 53-nation Trade in Services
Agreement (TISA) bypasses the World Trade Organization (WTO) and
allows no room for favourable trade deals to help developing
countries advance, documents released by WikiLeaks reveal. “The
parties shall ensure that contracts are awarded to the supplier…
that has submitted the most advantageous tender or the tender
with the lowest price, based solely on the evaluation criteria
specified in the notice or the tender documentation,” the TISA
Annex to the Agreement on Government Procurement said.... The
terms of the treaty document would allow powerful multinational
corporations in major industrial nations to “bypass other
governments in the World Trade Organization (WTO), and rewrite
its services agreement in the interests of their corporations,”
TERROR PANIC: Rep. Says NYC Officials Expecting DIRTY BOMB
Attack on July 4th
Steve Watson - New York Congressman Peter King was spreading
more of his brand of fear on Fox News last night, telling
viewers that officials in New York are worried that there is
going to be a dirty bomb attack this weekend. peaking to Megyn
Kelly regarding the heightened chatter of a possible terrorist
attack during 4th of July celebrations, King took things to a
whole new level. Saying he’s never seen this level of concern,
King stated “You wouldn’t see the… nuclear explosion detection
devices being used the way they are… if this were just a routine
VIDEO: FAIL - Americans Don't Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July!
-- A conversation with the general public
Media analyst Mark Dice asks beach goers in San Diego,
California some basic questions about America's 4th of July
Independence Day celebration and their answers are quite
Declaration of Dependence
By Bryan Justice - When in the Course of sitting on our couches
watching the fables of the Ministry of Propaganda on TV, it
becomes necessary for us, the dumb masses, to embrace the
political bands which have connected us with our government, and
to accept the government as the ultimate powers of the earth,
deny the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature
and of Nature’s God entitles us, we realize that we prefer to
remain oblivious, uninformed, and controlled. Just send us our
checks, our food stamp cards, and our TV Guides.
University of Wisconsin: Complimenting People of Color is Racist
Paul Joseph Watson - Do you have several black friends,
compliment people of color, and think that America is a melting
pot? That’s according to the University of Wisconsin (Stevens
Point) “Examples of Racial Microaggressions,” a list of
discouraged phrases and behaviors that are being given to new
faculty and staff. I’m not making this up. This isn’t a spoof or
a hoax. You can visit the official University of Wisconsin
website and see this for yourself. Here’s an actual list of
things that according to the University of Wisconsin are
Federal Judge of 17 Years Repents – Compares Damage Done by “War
on Drugs” to Destruction of World War II
Liberty Blitzkrieg - Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner was
appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. She
presided over trials for 17 years. And Sunday, she stood before
a crowd at The Aspen Ideas Festival to denounce most punishments
that she imposed. Among 500 sanctions that she handed down, “80
percent I believe were unfair and disproportionate,” she
said.... “We were not leveling cities as we did in WWII with
bombs, but with prosecution, prison, and punishment,” she said,
explaining that her life’s work is now focused on trying to
reconstruct the lives that she undermined––as a general matter,
by advocating for reform, and as a specific project: she is
trying to go through the list of all the people she sentenced to
see who deserves executive clemency.
Record 93,626,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation
Rate Declines to 62.6%
CNS News - A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not
participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor
force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low,
according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, according
to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population,
consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the
military or an institution, hit 250,663,000. Of those,
157,037,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a
job or actively seeking one. The 157,037,000 who participated in
the labor force equaled only 62.6 percent of the 250,663,000
civilian noninstitutional population, the lowest labor force
participation rate seen in 38 years. It hasn’t been this low
since October 1977 when the participation rate was 62.4 percent.
Debt-Ridden Illinois Heading Toward State Government Shutdown
CNS News - Illinois is heading toward a state government
shutdown after the legislature adjourned Tuesday without closing
a $6.2 billion gap and passing a budget by the July 1 deadline.
Illinois currently has the largest deficit and lowest credit
rating of any of the 50 states. According to the University of
Illinois, its current annual deficit is $9 billion, which is
projected to grow to $14 billion by FY 2026.
BP to pay record $18.7bn over 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill
RT - Under the agreement reached by BP and five US states along
the Gulf of Mexico, the British oil major will pay out $18.7
billion over 18 years. The deal resolves the firm of remaining
liabilities from the biggest oil spill in US history. A record
$5.5 billion will cover federal penalties under the Clean Water
Act. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas will
receive payouts for harm done in the oil spill.
Apocalypse Not Now: Yellowstone supervolcano eruption
predictable up to 10 yrs in advance
RT - US scientists have found a way to estimate the time of the
next eruption of the dormant volcano in Yellowstone National
Park from 10 months to 10 years beforehand. They promise it
won’t be cataclysmic, yet its lava and ash could cause a
volcanic winter. A new Arizona State University research focused
on past eruptions at Yellowstone volcano, with the most recent
happening nearly 70,000 years ago, in order to learn more about
the time when its sleep is over.
A Picture Every Time You Buy Something? Mastercard Beta Testing
‘Selfie’ Facial Recognition This Fall
Daily Sheeple - CNN Money is reporting that Mastercard will beta
test its new facial recognition program this fall and it’s all
based on the idea of the selfie. Because those pesky passwords
are just too darn hard to remember, the new program will ask
people to snap a picture of themselves with their smartphones at
This Video Could Save Your Life. I Got The Chills Just From
WorldTruth - Volkswagen has come up with a pretty genius way to
get people’s attention… and this time, they’re not trying to
sell cars. What the German auto conglomerate is trying to do is
save your life. Moviegoers in Hong Kong were treated to this
bold, innovative and terrifying new PSA that is sure to leave a
lasting impression… The moviegoers settle in for what they
believe is a coming attraction for a driver behind the wheel.
Then out of nowhere, everyone in the theater gets a text message
to their cell phone and most of the patrons look down to read
it. What happens next? I was chilled to the bone. This is one
video you need to see for yourself to understand.
Woman Looking At Cell Phone Causes Crash That Kills Her Father
Why SB 277 will totally backfire on the vaccine industry and
uncover the truth about vaccine science fraud
(NaturalNews) The pharma-controlled false narrative that
"unvaccinated children are spreading disease" is just a
marketing lie designed to convince more parents to pay for more
vaccines. In truth, it's the vaccinated children who are
shedding viruses and spreading disease among each other -- the
kids who have weakened immune systems that have been suppressed
by all the toxic chemicals intentionally added to vaccines
(mercury, aluminum, MSG, formaldehyde, etc). Now here's the
kicker: When disease outbreaks start to occur this year in
California's public schools, those outbreaks will be happening
among children who are nearly 100% vaccinated! There will no
longer be a minority of "unvaccinated" children to blame for the
Medical Journal Verifies That Vaccinated Populations Are
Transmitting Disease Without Symptoms
Bought Bonus Short- Unnecessary Vaccines
Tim O’Shea D.C.: It’s called “shot day”, or the well-baby
program. Today, a child who is getting all his vaccines in this
country will be getting sixty eight vaccines. If you were a baby
growing up in the 1950’s, you’re getting about four vaccines.
That means since the 1950’s the number of vaccines for children
has increased 17 times since the 1950’s to the present.... Now
the recommendation by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee is
to give the HPV vaccine to newborns, day one of life. First of
all, cervical cancer takes 15 years or more in the making. It is
mostly induced by certain strains of HPV virus. The antibodies
for the vaccine last on average three to five years. It makes
zero sense. The antibodies last three to five years, is this
newborn gonna be having sex in the first five years of life?
Human Body Energy Clock
Natural Blaze - The Chinese Body Clock is based on Chinese
medicine and the body organ Qi (energy) cycle. It’s the idea
that there is a cyclic flow of energy through the body that
moves in two hour intervals through the various organ
systems.... “When one organ is at its peak energy, the organ at
the opposite side of the clock, 12 hours away, is at its lowest
ebb. For example, between 1-3 a.m., the liver reaches its peak,
doing its work to cleanse the blood, while the small intestine,
the organ responsible for the absorption and assimilation of
many key nutrients, is at its ebb.... The idea, then, is to try
when you can to plan daily activity around an organ system’s
peak energy, while avoiding actions that can tax a system when
its energy is at its lowest ebb. Think of lifestyle habits you
might modify in order to better synchronize your system’s energy
ebbs and flows...
The Barbaric Procedure Your Dog Should Never Have to Endure
Dr. Becker - In March of this year, the New York State Assembly approved
a bill (A1679) that would ban devocalization procedures on dogs and cats
performed for reasons of convenience rather than medical necessity. The
legislation would also require veterinarians to document all such
procedures and provide the number performed to the Commissioner of
Education. Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski of New City in Rockland County,
NY, who sponsored the bill, made his feelings about devocalization
known: “This is a cruel and inhumane procedure that is being utilized to
silence an animal’s voice and we must put an end to it. Most
devocalization surgeries provide no medical benefit and are done solely
for the convenience of the owner.” He went on to say that devocalization
can lead to long-term respiratory and throat disorders. It also silences
communication between pet and owner, and the pet and other animals.
'I Have To Rehome Her': Man Posts Craigslist Ad After Girlfriend Demands
He Get Rid Of His Dog (Photo)
Opposing Views - When a man in Virginia was told by his girlfriend —
with whom he’d just moved in — that she didn’t want his beloved dog to
join them in their new home, he took to Craigslist to make things right.
- July 2, 2015 - Today in History:
1776 - Richard Lee’s resolution that the American colonies "are, and of
right ought to be, free and independent States" was adopted by the
1850 - Benjamin Lane patented a gas mask with a breathing apparatus.
(Patent US7476 A)
1857 - New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for
1881 - Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounded U.S. President James A.
Garfield in Washington, DC.
1890 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1926 - The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps.
1937 - American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the
Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the
1939 - At Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt's face was dedicated.
1944 - American bombers, as part of Operation Gardening, dropped land
mines, leaflets and bombs on German-occupied Budapest.
1947 - An object crashed near Roswell, NM. The U.S. Army Air Force
insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to
speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.
1962 - Wal-Mart Discount City opened in Rogers, Arkansas. It was the
first Walmart store.
1964 - President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights Act of 1964" into
law. The act made it illegal in the U.S. to discriminate against others
because of their race.
1967 - The U.S. Marine Corps launched Operation Buffalo in response to
the North Vietnamese Army's efforts to seize the Marine base at Con
1976 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently
cruel or unusual.
1976 - North Vietnam and South Vietnam were reunited.
1979 - The U.S. Mint officially released the Susan B. Anthony coin in
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration for
males 18 years of age.
1981 - Soyuz T-6 returned to Earth.
1982 - Larry Walters ("Lawnchair Larry") took flight in his homeade
airship that consisted of a lawnchair with 45 helium-filled weather
balloons attached to it. He stayed in flight for about an hour.
1985 - General Motors announced that it was installing electronic road
maps as an option in some of its higher-priced cars.
1995 - "Forbes" magazine reported that Microsoft's chairman, Bill Gates,
was the worth $12.9 billion, making him the world's richest man. In
1999, he was worth about $77 billion.
1998 - Cable News Network (CNN) retracted a story that alleged that U.S.
commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the
2000 - In Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada of the National Action Party (PAN)
defeated Francisco Labastida Ochoa of the Institutional Revolutionary
Party (PRI) in the presidential election. The PRI had controlled the
presidency in Mexico since the party was founded in 1929.
US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds
to fight Islamic State
The Telegraph - The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle
East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic
State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s
closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders,
including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over
the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.
Palestine Appreciates Russia Aid in Israeli-Arab Conflict – Palestinian
Sputnik News - Palestine is grateful for Russia’s cooperation in many
spheres, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict peace negotiations,
Palestine’s Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki said Wednesday. "We thank
Russia for all the efforts to help us in many areas," Palestine’s top
diplomat told journalists. Maliki added that the Middle East is
currently experiencing a "big political deadlock." Earlier today, a
two-day international meeting to promote the peaceful resolution of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict began in Russia’s capital Moscow.
Russia Ready to Help Greece Out Economically - Russian Envoy to EU
Sputnik News - Russia is prepared to help Greece out economically,
including economic cooperation in privatizing the country’s
infrastructure, Russian Envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said. “Russia
is ready to cooperate with Greece. As far as I know, Greece has not
turned to Russia for direct financial aid. We have the ability of
increasing our economic cooperation, in particular Greece has the
ability of privatizing, including railroads and the port [in
Thessaloniki],” he told RIA Novosti in an interview.
Radiation spikes after wildfire in Chernobyl exclusion zone
RT - Ukrainian nuclear inspectors have measured a significant increase
in radiation in the Chernobyl exclusion zone caused by heavy wildfires
raging in close proximity to the crippled nuclear power station.... The
agency, however, has not released any information regarding possible
health hazards for people living near the zone or firemen battling
blazes nearby. It asserts that all other indicators in the area are
normal. SNRI proposes an online map with the results of its monitoring
of the situation.
Bank Of England Warns Greece "Threatens To Trigger Market Selloff That
Could Ripple Through The Global Economy"
Zero Hedge - When it comes to Europe, Greece lost the blame game, and
just like the Ukraine civil war last year, became an unwitting catalyst
greenlighting Germany's concession to ECB QE, this time it may be Greece
that launches the next step in the ECB's master plan: not just QE but
more QE. This is precisely what Goldman's Franceso Garzarelli, co-head
of macro and markets research, admitted earlier today in an interview on
Bloomberg TV, when he said that the ECB "will have to go big" if the
situation in Greece worsens and leads to wider peripheral bond yield
“Heartbreaking” Scene Unfolds At Greek Banks As Pensioners Clamor For
Zero Hedge - 1,000 Greek bank branches chanced a stampede in order to
open their doors to the country’s retirees on Wednesday. The scene was
somewhat chaotic as pensioners formed long lines and the country’s
elderly attempted to squeeze through the doors in order to access
pension payments. As Bloomberg reports, payouts were rationed and
disbursals were limited according to last name.... They were to receive
a maximum of 120 euros ($133), compared with the average monthly payment
of about 600 euros. Many left with nothing after the manager said only
those with last names starting with the letters A through K would get
In Athens, scavenging from bins has become a way to survive
Report: IMF Orders US Tour Operators to Withhold Payments to Greek
Paul Joseph Watson - The consequences of Greece’s default on its $1.7
billion IMF loan payment may already be damaging the country’s fragile
economy with reports that the International Monetary Fund has ordered US
tour operators to withhold payments to Greek hotels. According to Greek
blogger Alex Andreou, US tour operators have been told to, “Withhold
payments to Greek hotels for services used, by order of the IMF.” “To
crush us is their aim,” tweets Andreou. He links to a Skai TV report,
one of Greece’s mainstream news channels, which suggests that the
payments are instead being redirected directly to the IMF to pay off the
Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Kiev – CEO Miller
RT - Russia’s gas monopoly will not supply gas to Kiev without
prepayment, no matter what price, said company CEO Aleksey Miller on
Wednesday. After trilateral Russia-EU-Ukraine gas talks in Vienna failed
on Tuesday, Ukraine’s Naftogaz reported it would cease purchases of
Russian gas starting from Wednesday as it didn’t agree on the price....
Russia offered Ukraine a discount of $40 per thousand cubic meters on
Monday. The price of Russian gas with the discount was $247.18 per 1,000
cubic meters. The same price Ukraine bought gas in the second quarter.
However, Naftogaz refused to sign the deal, saying Kiev was dissatisfied
with the price and the discount. Ukraine's wish to get more than a 40
percent discount is "groundless", Russia's Energy Minister Aleksandr
Novak told Rossiya 24 TV channel on Wednesday.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon’s new military strategy calls for preserving US
dominion of the world
RT - The US military needs to remain engaged around the world
against both rival states and non-state actors, while nurturing
regional allies and promoting American values, declares the
Pentagon’s new National Military Strategy 2015. That the United
States is “the world’s strongest nation, enjoying unique
advantages in technology, energy, alliances and partnerships,
and demographics,” is the underlying assumption in the document.
“However, these advantages are being challenged.” The main
challengers are the state actors of Russia, Iran and North
Korea, and non-state groups – particularly the “violent
extremist organizations” (VEO) such as Islamic State and the
Taliban. The strategy attempts to create a unified approach to
dealing with both, seeking to “deter, deny, and defeat” the
states and “disrupt and degrade” the non-state groups.
Tim Donnelly starts effort to repeal California's vaccination
KPCC - A day after Governor Jerry Brown signed a tough
vaccination bill into law, former assemblyman and gubernatorial
candidate Tim Donnelly started an effort to repeal it. Donnelly
submitted his proposed referendum in a July 1 letter. The
secretary of state will deliver a title and summary of the
referendum by July 13; backers will then have 90 days to collect
more than 365,000 valid referendum signatures, according to the
Sacramento Bee. If they succeed in collecting enough signatures,
the referendum will be placed on the Nov. 1, 2016 ballot.
US Lobbying for Pharma Giants at TPP Trade Deal Talks May Hike
Sputnik News - US negotiators are lobbying for broader patent
rights for big drug firms in secret talks with Pacific Rim
countries to drive up drug prices, Politico reported Wednesday,
citing an edition of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal. A
draft chapter on intellectual property rights, obtained by the
magazine, shows that healthcare costs for governments and
taxpayers will rise by trillions of dollars if the TPP deal is
adopted in its current edition, the outlet said. Labor unions
and NGOs familiar with the leaked text expressed anger that
Washington had seemingly prioritized the agenda of "big pharma,"
abandoning the balance between affordable healthcare and more
profits for drug companies to invest in R&D. "We consider this
the worst-ever agreement in terms of access to medicine,"
Doctors Without Borders senior executive Rohit Malpani was
quoted as saying by the news outlet.
TISA Exposed: 'Holy Grail' of Leaks Reveals Detailed Plot for
Common Dreams - Days ahead of another round of secret
international negotiations, WikiLeaks on Wednesday released what
it described as "a modern journalistic holy grail: the secret
Core Text for the largest 'trade deal' in history."...
"Together, the three treaties form not only a new legal order
shaped for transnational corporations, but a new economic 'grand
enclosure,' which excludes China and all other BRICS countries,"
declared WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in a press
State Department asserts privilege against Benghazi committee
Washington Examiner - The State Department has informed the
House Select Committee on Benghazi that it is withholding "a
small number" of documents from investigators on the basis of
"important executive branch institutional interests." The
statement, made in a letter from Assistant Secretary of State
Julia Frifield to committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, amounts to
a de facto claim of some form of executive branch privilege.
Affirming 'Dignity of All People,' Mainstream Church Votes to
Divest from Occupation-Profiting Companies
Common Dreams - The United Church of Christ, a one
million-member, mainstream Protestant church in the U.S., has
overwhelmingly passed a resolution to divest from companies it
says profit from Israel's occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.
The church described the Tuesday vote, which took place at the
General Synod in Cleveland, where it is based, as furthering its
years-long efforts towards peace in the region. The resolution
also calls for a boycott of products made by Israeli
settlement-based companies.... The Episcopal Church and
Mennonite Church USA area also weighing divestment resolutions
Report: FBI Agents Telling Friends & Family to ‘Avoid July 4
Paul Joseph Watson - Following warnings by the federal
government that terrorists may be planning to attack
Independence Day events, FBI agents are reportedly telling
friends and family members to avoid major July 4 celebrations.
Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft cites an “inside source” who told him
that, “FBI agents are telling their friends and family members
to avoid “official celebrations.” Hoft also claims that the FBI
has canceled vacation for all its agents for the duration of the
weekend.... Fox News also reported that the FBI is setting up
command centers in all of its 56 field offices across the
country to monitor potential terror threats. ISIS supporters
have recently intensified their social media propaganda
campaign, with almost 100,000 tweets a day urging mass murder.
ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers
Murdered: 3rd “Alternative” Prominent Doctor From Florida Found
Dead in 2 Weeks
Natural Blaze - This has been a tragic few weeks and our hearts
go out to family and friends of the doctors. First we had
controversial Autism researcher Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD who was
found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest and died in
or around June 19th.... Then we have Dr. Bruce Hedendal DC PhD
who died suddenly on Father’s Day. Sources tell me that he was
found in his car and had died but the car was not running. There
was no car accident they say. He was just in his car. Deceased.
He had exercised earlier in the day they tell me and was in top
shape. Now we have the beautiful intelligent Teresa Ann Sievers
MD here in Florida. Her bio on her website talks about her many
accomplishments and degrees as a medical doctor who believed in
a holistic alternative approach. She lived in an “upscale” nice
neighborhood where neighbors said they rarely, if ever had
TSA Seizes $75,000 in Cash from Traveler, Tweets Picture of It,
But Probably Won’t Give It Back
Daily Sheeple - When a passenger simply tried to take a bag
filled with $75,000 in cash onto a flight at Richmond
International Airport, the TSA searched his “bulky” bag and
found the money. They quickly confiscated it. The man was
allowed to board his flight, albeit $75,000 lighter. The guy was
not under suspicion for any real crime other than having that
much cash on himself at an airport. Apparently just having large
sums of cash these days automatically equals a crime that allows
the government to steal from you?
While Puerto Rico sinks in debt, residents flee in record
numbers to the U.S.
Fox News Latino - Puerto Rico is losing its people. Whole
families are leaving. “Se Vende” or “For Sale” signs are
everywhere. Jet Blue and American Airlines are breaking records
in one-way departure flights to Miami and New York. According to
a recent Pew Report, Puerto Ricans are abandoning the besieged
island for the United States in numbers that rival those seen
during the Great Migration after World War II, when Puerto Rico
exported almost half of its population to the mainland.
Why The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Is Such A Huge Threat To The
U.S. Financial System
Economic Collapse - The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could
potentially cost financial institutions in the United States
tens of billions of dollars in losses. This week, Puerto Rico
Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto
Rico’s 73 billion dollar debt is “not payable,” and a special
adviser that was recently appointed to help straighten out the
island’s finances said that it is “insolvent” and will totally
run out of cash very shortly. At this point, Puerto Rico’s debt
is approximately 15 times larger than the per capita median debt
of the 50 U.S. states. Yes, the Greek debt crisis is larger, as
Greece currently owes about $350 billion to the rest of the
planet. But only about $14 billion of that total is owed to U.S.
financial institutions. But with Puerto Rico, things are very
different. Just about the entire 73 billion dollar debt is owed
to U.S. financial institutions, and this could potentially cause
massive problems for some extremely leveraged Wall Street firms.
CPS To Cut 1400 Jobs After Making $634M Pension Payment
GovtSlaves - As many as 1,400 Chicago Public Schools jobs will
be affected starting as soon as Wednesday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel
and interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz will lay out a plan Wednesday to
fully fund the school district’s teacher pensions. The
announcement came after Tuesday’s 11th hour $634 million pension
payment... “I can tell you it’s dismaying news. It will have an
extremely harmful effect on students who are disproportionately
poor, students of color that are in Chicago Public Schools,” CTU
Vice President Jesse Sharkey said.
In Oklahoma, Fracking Companies Can Now Be Sued Over Earthquakes
ThinkProgress - If you live in Oklahoma, and you’ve been injured
by an earthquake that was possibly triggered by oil and gas
operations, you can now sue the oil company for damages. That’s
the effect of a ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which on
Tuesday rejected efforts by the oil industry to prevent
earthquake injury lawsuits from being heard in court. Instead of
being decided by juries and judges, the industry was arguing
that cases should be resolved by the Oklahoma Corporation
Commission, a state regulatory agency. The state’s high court
rejected that argument.... Right now, the state averages about
10 small earthquakes per day — on June 26, there were 25 quakes.
The Oklahoma Geological Survey recognizes this is unprecedented,
saying “[n]o documented cases of induced seismicity have ever
come close to the current earthquake rates or the area over
which the earthquakes are occurring.”
Lawsuit Begins Over Monsanto Polluting World With PCBs
Natural Society - Monsanto spun off its chemical business to a
company called Solutia, but that may not provide protection in a
recent lawsuit. Monsanto, along with Pfizer and Pharmacia, will
have to defend themselves in court for allegations made by
plaintiffs that the corporations’ manufacture of PCBs, or
polychlorinated biphenyls, caused lymphohematopoietic cancer.
The lawsuit was filed in a St. Louis County Circuit Court, and
Monsanto is a lead defendant. One of the most hated companies in
the world for good reason, Monsanto manufactured PCBs from the
1920’s until 1977, when they were finally limited by government
agencies and Congress. Today, PCBs have been in almost
everything Americans are exposed to, from food packaging to
NSA’s XKEYSCORE spy program is ‘as easy as typing a few words in
RT - On Wednesday, the Intercept, where former Guardian reporter
Glenn Greenwald now works, began delving deeper into the
program, specifically looking at how NSA analysts are taught to
use the system and sift through the tens of billions of records
that are believed to be stored in its database.... Training
documents show that XKEYSCORE is extremely user-friendly,
requiring only a target’s email address, telephone number, name
or other identifying data for an analyst to be able to conduct
sweeping searches on that person.... “The amount of work an
analyst has to perform to actually break into remote computers
over the Internet seems ridiculously reduced ‒ we are talking
minutes, if not seconds. Simple. As easy as typing a few words
Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany
(AP) - A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's
production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday....
The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the
stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal
plate, Hillwig said. He said initial conclusions indicate that
human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot,
which can be programmed to perform various tasks in the assembly
process. He said it normally operates within a confined area at
the plant, grabbing auto parts and manipulating them.... German
news agency dpa reported that prosecutors were considering
whether to bring charges, and if so, against whom.
One of the Most Important Aspects of Survival, Overlooked and
Daily Sheeple - Conditioning your body with optimum nutrition
should be near the top of your prepping list… but how do you
make your health a top prepping skill?... Look at it as
preventive medicine and make it a lifestyle change. Just as you
might pick up a few extra canned goods at the store each time
you go shopping, you incorporate another action into your
prepping and into your lifestyle. Start with baby steps...
4 Awesome Tools for a Whole-Body Fluoride Detox
Natural Society - Fluoride is NOT easy to totally avoid. Here
are 4 common and effective fluoride detox solutions anyone can
use to detox fluoride from the body.
Shocking New Study Confirms: Sugary Drinks Kill 184,000 People
Natural Blaze - According to a new study, the effects of sugary
soft drinks are considerably worse than previously thought: they
are directly responsible for 184,000 deaths every year. It is
the first comprehensive study of the effects of sugar-sweetened
beverages (SSBs) on human health, and the results confirm what
medical experts have suspected for decades. Published in the
latest volume of the American Heart Association’s Circulation
journal, the research implicates sodas, sweetened iced teas,
fruit drinks, and sports/energy drinks.
7 Top "Healthy" Foods to Avoid
Dr. Mercola - Many foods deemed healthy by food manufacturers
and even health officials are actually junk foods in disguise.
Are any of these "healthy" foods to avoid sabotaging your
otherwise healthy diet?
The Poisonous Threat to Your Dog You Probably Aren't Aware Of
Dr. Becker - You might be surprised to know that toad poisoning in dogs
is not uncommon. Over a 4-year period, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
processed almost 300 claims from pet guardians whose dog (or much less
often, cat) had an encounter with a deadly toad. In fact, it was one of
the top 10 types of poisonings during that 4-year period.... If your dog
comes in contact with a toxic toad, he’ll exhibit one or more of the
following symptoms almost immediately... Toad poisoning is a
life-threatening medical emergency. If you know or suspect your pet has
been exposed to a deadly species of toad, rinse his mouth out
immediately (preferably with a constant stream of water from a faucet or
hose) and call your veterinarian, the closest emergency animal hospital,
and/or the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661.
- July 1, 2015 - Today in History:
1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.
1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg
1867 - Canada became an independent dominion.
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his
"Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.
1905 - The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of
Agriculture. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy,
diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future
1916 - The massive Allied offensive known as the Battle of the Somme
began in France. The battle was the first to use tanks.
1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal
income tax from paychecks.
1945 - New York established the New York State Commission Against
Discrimination to prevent discrimination in employment because of race,
creed or natural origin. It was the first such agency in the U.S.
1946 - U.S. President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 that
incorporated the Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit
organization. The Civil Air Patrol was created on December 1, 1941.
1946 - The U.S. exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in
the Pacific Ocean.
1950 - American ground troops arrived in South Korea to stem the tide of
the advancing North Korean army.
1961 - The first community air-raid shelter was built. The shelter in
Boise, ID had a capacity of 1,000 people and family memberships sold for
1963 - The U.S. postmaster introduced the five-digit ZIP (Zoning
Improvement Plan) code.
1966 - The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
1968 - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was signed by 60 countries.
It limited the spreading of nuclear material for military purposes. On
May 11, 1995, the treaty was extended indefinitely.
1979 - Susan B. Anthony was commemorated on a U.S. coin, the Susan B.
1979 - Sony introduced the Walkman.
1980 - "O Canada" was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for
2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans
1981 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that candidates for federal office
had an "affirmative right" to go on national television.
1991 - The Warsaw Pact dissolved.
2003 - In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters marched to show their
opposition to anti-subversion legislation.
Turkey Plans To Invade Syria
Brandon Turbeville - Turkey’s plan, arranged by [President Recep]
Erdogan through a series of rule changes to Turkish law, is being
justified on the basis of the Syrian refugee crisis. Erdogan suggests
that by creating a “buffer zone” in Syria, Syrian refugees will have a
larger area in which to find shelter, particularly a larger area that is
not Turkey. Yet Erdogan is not using the plan only for the benefit of
Turkey’s humanitarian relief assistance programs or the Syrian refugees.
While Erdogan’s public presentation of the plan also involves combating
ISIS in Syria, the truth is that the military operation will be a battle
against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad and the Kurdish forces
carving out their own independent country in the areas bordering and
possibly encompassing Turkey.
Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza Strip in video statement
The Guardian - Islamic State insurgents have threatened to turn the Gaza
Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the
organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being
insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement. The video
statement, issued from an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, was a rare
public challenge to Hamas, which has been cracking down on jihadis in
Gaza who oppose its truces with Israel and reconciliation with the
US-backed rival Palestinian faction Fatah.
Equities Soar As Tsipras Said Ready To Accept Most Of Expired Bailout
Offer, European Response Muted
Zero Hedge - Just hours after Greece became the first developed country
to default to the IMF, as a result being expelled from its existing
bailout program, a little before 5am CET news hit that Greek PM Tsipras
was willing to concede to virtually all creditor demands, with a few
exceptions. As the FT first reported, "Greek prime minister Alexis
Tsipras will accept most of the bailout creditors’ conditions offered
last weekend, but is still insisting on a handful of changes that could
thwart a deal according to a letter he sent late on Tuesday night."
Austerity not enough to save Greece - leaked IMF documents
ISIS Burns CIA Opium Fields in Afghanistan
Kurt Nimmo - The Islamic State is destroying opium fields in Afghanistan
as it routs the Taliban, according to witnesses. The reports may
ultimately result in the US sending troops back into the country to
protect these valuable and highly lucrative assets.
Greece becomes first developed nation to default on international
RT - The International Monetary Fund has confirmed that it didn't
receive the €1.5 billion payment from Athens that was due by the end of
June 30, Brussels time, as Greece becomes the first developed country to
default on its international obligations. IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said
in a statement that Greece had asked for a repayment extension earlier
on Tuesday and that the Fund’s board will consider it “in due course.”
Australia and China sign free trade agreement
Bulletin Panama - The agreement will allow 85% of Australian exports to
enter the Chinese market free of duties, a figure that will increase to
95% once it has been fully implemented. So far, Australian products pay
import rates of up to 40%. Australia, meanwhile, removed the 5% duty on
Chinese electronics and appliances. Food products, manufacturing and
tourism are sectors that Australians will benefit from this treaty,
according to the Australia China Business Council.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
With court approval, NSA resumes bulk collection of phone data
Washington Post - The National Security Agency on Tuesday
restarted its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records for a
temporary period, following a federal court ruling this week
that gave it the green light, U.S. officials said. The Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court on Monday ruled that the NSA
could resume gathering millions of Americans’ phone metadata —
call times, dates and durations — to scan for links to foreign
terrorists. But the resumption is good for only 180 days — or
until Nov. 29, in compliance with the USA Freedom Act. That law,
which President Obama signed June 2 after a contentious
congressional debate, will end the government’s bulk collection
Another black church on fire in South Carolina
RT - The Mt. Zion AME Church in Williamsburg County, South
Carolina is on fire and the roof has collapsed, according to
local reports. Emergency crews are at the scene fighting the
blaze. It’s currently unknown how the fire began, but local WCSC
reported that officials received a call about it around 9 pm.
The church is located on Mackey Road in Greeleyville.
#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches? No Evidence Fires Any Relation To
Race, Some Not Arson
Obama Removes TPP’s Anti-Slavery Clause, Then Attacks
Confederate Flag as “Symbol of Slavery”
Kit Daniels - Right before he publicly attacked the Confederate
flag as a “symbol of slavery,” President Obama quietly removed
an “anti-slavery” provision from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Trade Agreement. “The provision, which bars countries that
engage in slavery from being part of major trade deals with the
U.S., was written by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.),” The Huffington
Post reported in May. “At the insistence of the White House,
Menendez agreed to modify his language to say that as long as a
country is taking ‘concrete’ steps toward reducing human
trafficking and forced labor, it can be part of a trade deal.”
“Under the original language, the country that would be excluded
from the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership pact is Malaysia.”
Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants
(AP) - Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants
and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United
States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress.
He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty - a
major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's
gay marriage decision.... Francis arrives in Washington, D.C.,
on Sept. 22 and the next day will be welcomed at the White House
by President Barack Obama, the Vatican said. Francis will
address Congress on Sept. 24, and will meet with homeless people
later in the day at a local parish, St. Patrick's. On Sept. 25,
Francis will speak on sustainable development at the United
Nations, where he'll have another opportunity to voice his
concerns about the environment.
Time Magazine: After Gay Marriage Victory, Kill ‘Tax Exemptions
for Religious Institutions’
Breitbart - In a provocative piece in Time magazine, columnist
Mark Oppenheimer has proposed following up Friday’s landmark
Supreme Court decision imposing same-sex marriage on the nation
with the abolition of tax exempt status for religious
institutions. He laments, for instance, the difficulty the
government has in determining which institutions qualify as
churches or religious institutes, leading to an unfortunate
entanglement of church and state. “Since the world’s great
religion scholars can’t agree on what a religion is, it’s absurd
to ask a bunch of accountants,” he writes.
Black Civil Rights Icon: The Problem is Blacks Killing Other
Blacks, Not the Confederate Flag
Paul Joseph Watson - Black civil rights icon and former Mayor of
Atlanta Andrew Young says that debate over the Confederate flag
is a divisive non-issue which completely distracts from the real
problem – the fact that 93% of blacks are killed by other
blacks.... In an interview with Fox 5 Atlanta, Young skewers the
politically correct outrage mob that has targeted the
Confederate flag in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting,
asserting that the elimination of southern heritage will do
nothing to address the problems faced by black people today.
VIDEO: Brawl Breaks Out In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse
Over Confederate Flag
(CBS Atlanta/AP) — One man has been arrested after a fight over
the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.
The brawl started about 7:15 p.m. Monday when about a dozen
vehicles with Confederate flag supporters pulled up in front of
the Statehouse and stopped in the middle of the street, Public
Safety Department spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli said in a
statement. About 10 of the flag supporters clashed with about 30
people who were on the Statehouse grounds protesting the flag,
the statement said.... About 50 officers responded and contained
the clash, including officers from the Bureau of Protective
Services assigned to the Statehouse, as well as Columbia police,
University of South Carolina officers and the South Carolina
Activists Plan to Burn American Flags in New York City Ahead of
Fourth of July
The Blaze - A group calling for the immediate disarmament of the
New York Police Department plans to burn American flags in a
Brooklyn park on Wednesday, just days before the Fourth of July
holiday. “Disarm NYPD” announced the “Burn the American Flags”
event on Facebook, inviting individuals to join the organization
at Fort Greene Park to “set fire to this symbol of oppression.”
Organizers said accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof wasn’t an
“isolated actor,” but a “product of a consistent pattern of
state-sponsored terrorism and radicalized dehumanization in
America.” The event originally was aimed at burning the
Confederate flag, but later changed to focus on the stars and
stripes. “There will be no peace until we tear down this system
of oppression,” the group wrote on Facebook. “It isn’t enough to
take the flag down; we must put an end to white supremacy once
and for all.”
The New Knockout Game: Nearly 50 Black Teens Raid Wal-Mart,
Attack Shopper, Destroy Merchandise
Kit Daniels - In what’s perhaps the latest version of the
“Knockout Game,” a mob of nearly 50 teenagers rushed into a
Macon, Ga., Wal-Mart and attacked at least one shopper while
destroying merchandise. The shopper was thrown from his
motorized shopping cart and dragged to the floor during the
Sunday attack, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage,
according to Bibb County sheriff’s officials. “The length of the
store from front to rear was lined with items which had been
shattered, destroyed, turned over and thrown about,” a sheriff’s
deputy’s report of the incident stated.
War Veteran with PTSD Faces Life in Prison for Pot, His Wife
Calls for Help
Truth in Media - Under Oklahoma's harsh marijuana prohibition
laws, 100% disabled US Marine Corps veteran Kristoffer
Lewandowski, who served three tours of duty overseas including
stints in Iraq and Afghanistan, is reportedly facing up to life
in prison for growing under an ounce of marijuana in his home in
an effort to treat his PTSD and wean himself off of
Barack Obama Promises That Events In Greece And Puerto Rico Will
Not Cause A Global Financial Crisis
Michael Snyder - Barack Obama says that we shouldn’t be alarmed
by what is happening over in Greece. On Tuesday, he told
reporters that this “is an issue primarily of concern to Europe”
and that “I think the markets have properly factored in the
risks involved“. And apparently Obama is not too concerned about
the debt crisis in Puerto Rico either. In fact, the Obama
administration has already completely ruled out any sort of
federal bailout for the island. Barack Obama is assuring us that
everything is going to be just fine and that we are not headed
for another global financial crisis. So is he correct?
The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of
Economic Collapse - Keep an eye on the shadow banking system –
it is about to be shaken to the core. According to the Financial
Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system
has reached an astounding 75 trillion dollars. It has
approximately tripled in size since 2002. In the U.S. alone, the
size of the shadow banking system is approximately 24 trillion
dollars. At this point, shadow banking assets in the United
States are even greater than those of conventional banks. These
shadow banks are largely unregulated, but governments around the
world have been extremely hesitant to crack down on them because
these nonbank lenders have helped fuel economic growth.
Puerto Rico, Chicago, Detroit: Is the US Set to Be the Next
Sputnik News - State and local pension plans throughout the
United States are underfunded, which has some financial experts
wondering whether the type of economic crisis that befell Greece
could hit America sometime soon. A survey by the Center for
Retirement Research found that 150 state and local pension plans
had an average ratio of assets to liabilities of 74%. In other
words, for every dollar those funds owe their pensioners, they
only have 74 cents in assets. According to MarketWatch:
Chicago's six pension plans are 40% funded; New Jersey's are at
51.5%; and Puerto Rico, which is facing its own crisis moment,
is grossly underfunded at 3%. Many fear that elevated pension
costs might push these public entities into insolvency. Detroit,
as well as Vallejo, Stockton and San Bernardino in California,
have already declared bankruptcy due to overwhelming pension
Could LA's Big One be even bigger than we thought? Now explosive
helium is leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los
Daily Mail - A huge fault in the Earth’s crust near Los Angeles
is leaking helium, researchers have found. They say the
unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault
Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. It reveals the fault is far
deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more
devastating. It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey
has warned the risk of ‘the big one’ hitting California has
increased dramatically. UC Santa Barbara geologist Jim Boles
found evidence of helium leakage from the Earth’s mantle along a
30-mile stretch of the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los
Angeles Basin. He claims the results show that the
Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper than scientists previously
Deal Reached: Wireless Remote Drug-Releasing Microchip Implants
On The Assembly Line
Activist Post - A pharma company with generic drugs meets
michrochip and biotech in a marriage of implantable devices that
are shockingly close to the finish line of commercialization.
Deals were made. Money exchanged. Development in process - this
is actually going to happen. Is this the next phase of The
Singularity? The complete bypassing of pills, injections -
things that one actively chooses and takes - to a passive
acceptance of remote controlled wireless chips quietly and
somehow pumping substance for up to 16 years? Or is it more
public relations for the long-time push for the coming ''brain
PayPal Tweaking User Agreement To Remove Mandatory Robocalls
The Consumerist - PayPal’s new user agreement — the one that
gives the company even more latitude to make obnoxious
prerecorded marketing calls to “any telephone number that you
have provided us or that we have otherwise obtained” — is set to
kick in this week, but following an FCC warning that this policy
might be in violation of federal law, and a letter from multiple
senators asking PayPal to rethink its new terms, the company has
agreed to make changes that “clear up any confusion.”... PayPal
customers should be on the lookout for an e-mail explaining
Texas Clinics Turning Away Unvaccinated Children
Adan Salazar - Austin Regional Clinic, the largest healthcare
provider network in the Central Texas region serving close to
half a million residents, announced today they will begin
prohibiting children who are not up to date on vaccine
requirements from being seen by doctors starting tomorrow....
The ARC’s recommended vaccine schedule lists at least 21
inoculations infants should receive before the first year of
age, many of which can admittedly cause severe adverse
reactions.... Notably, the list also recommends children receive
a dose of Merck’s controversial Gardasil vaccine by age nine,
despite reports that hundreds of young women in the US have
died, and tens of thousands have been harmed by it. “Routine
dosing intervals are recommended,” a handout from the clinic
Beet Juice Boosts Cognitive Function In One Dose
Green Med Info - Recently, Deanna Minich, PhD, founder of Food
and Spirit, brought to my attention an amazing new study on
beets and their role in promoting cognitive health. She
summarized the study as follows: One recent study in 40 healthy
people showed that they were able to better perform on cognitive
tests 90 minutes after drinking 450 mL beetroot juice compared
with placebo (apple/blackcurrant juice, which is low in
nitrates). What I really like about this study is that brain
performance can be improved fairly rapidly in healthy people
with a simple activity like drinking beetroot juice (high in
dietary nitrates, which leads to more nitric oxide to open up
oxygen flow in the brain)."
Top Summer Foods for Health
Dr. Mercola - In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), yin and
yang refer to opposite elements or forces in nature, which, when
balanced, promote harmony. Qi is a type of universal energy, and
both yin and yang are manifestations of Qi, each with its own
attributes.... The summertime is a perfect opportunity to focus
your diet on yin foods, which are by nature cooling or cold.
When you eat yin foods in the summer, it helps you avoid “summerheat,”
which is a condition linked to an overabundance of yang that
causes a queasy, fatigued, and “blah” feeling when it’s hot
7 Health Benefits Of Watermelon
- June 30, 2015 - Today in History:
1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train.
1913 - Fighting broke out between Bulgaria and Greece and Spain. It was
the beginning of the Second Balkan War.
1915 - During World War I, the Second Battle Artois ended when the
French failed to take Vimy Ridge.
1921 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding appointed former President
William Howard Taft chief justice of the United States.
1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and
bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long Knives."
1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and
authorizes the draft.
1951 - On orders from Washington, General Matthew Ridgeway broadcasts
that the United Nations was willing to discuss an armistice with North
1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in
Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.
1955 - The U.S. began funding West Germany’s rearmament.
1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of
Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.
1964 - The last of U.N. troops left Congo after a four-year effort to
bring stability to the country.
1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified when
Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the
minimum voting age to 18.
1994 - The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the
1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life
for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman
buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were
identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.
2000 - U.S. President Clinton signed the E-Signature bill to give the
same legal validity to an electronic signature as a signature in pen and
2004 - The international Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit. The
craft had been on a nearly seven-year journey.
2005 - Spain legalized gay marriage.
Some 1,000 Bank Branches to Open for 3 Days in Greece to Serve Retirees
Sputnik News - Approximately 1,000 bank branches will open throughout
Greece for three days to serve retirees who do not have bank cards, the
Greek Finance Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.... The banks have
also been instructed to immediately issue debit cards to all retirees so
that they may withdraw funds of up to 60 euros a day like everyone else.
Greek Supermarkets Begin To Resemble Those Of Venezuela
16 Facts About The Tremendous Financial Devastation That We Are Seeing
All Over The World
Economic Collapse - As we enter the second half of 2015, financial panic
has gripped most of the globe. Stock prices are crashing in China, in
Europe and in the United States. Greece is on the verge of a historic
default, and now Puerto Rico and Ukraine are both threatening to default
on their debts if they do not receive concessions from their creditors.
Not since the financial crisis of 2008 has so much financial chaos been
unleashed all at once. Could it be possible that the great financial
crisis of 2015 has begun?
Australian Parliament Slams TPP, Calls it an 'Attack on Internet
Sputnik News - The Australian parliament has issued a harsh verdict on
the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal currently being negotiated,
calling it an "attack [on] internet freedoms" and seriously lacking in
oversight, in a report released Monday. The "Blind Agreement" report —
by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee —
criticized the secrecy of the negotiations crafting the deal, which
would bind 12 Pacific Rim countries. The report denounces the
"all-or-nothing choice" that Parliament is given to approve or reject a
deal, the detail of which they can't examine until after the deal is
WikiLeaks: EU Diplomat Interpreted US TPP as Hostile to China
Sputnik News - A European Union (EU) trade expert secretly told a French
economics minister that America's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seemed
designed to provoke a confrontation with China, according to a US
intelligence intercept published on WikiLeaks. “[The EU Trade Section
head Hiddo] Houben stated [to French Minister-Counselor Jean-Francois
Boittin] that the TPP… seems devised as a confrontation with China,” the
document, one of seven published by WikiLeaks on Monday, said. The TPP
is an ambitious trade pact negotiated between the United States and 12
Asian and Pacific Rim nations covering 40 percent of the world economy.
The pact excludes China.
U.S. Will Resume Sending Weapons to Bahrain Despite Ongoing Repression
The Intercept - The State Department announced it will lift its freeze
on arms sales to the repressive government of Bahrain on Monday, despite
the country’s myriad human rights abuses in recent years, including
arbitrary detention of children, torture, restrictions for journalists
and a brutal government crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011.
Greece Will Default To IMF Tomorrow, Government Official Says
Zero Hedge - Earlier today, as the exchange between Greece and its
creditors got increasingly belligerent, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi
said that "Greece’s debt would still remain outstanding and creditors
would expect this money back." So did this latest antagonism change the
Greek mind? According to a flash headline by the WSJ released moments
ago, not all. In fact, Greece just made it official that it would
default to the IMF in just over 24 hours: "Greece won't pay IMF tranche
due Tuesday, government official says"
Related: Greece May Not Even Have The Funds To Conduct A Referendum
IMF has made €2.5 billion profit out of Greece loans
Jubilee Debt Campaign - Ahead of the payment of €462 million by Greece
to the IMF on Thursday 9 April, figures released by the Jubilee Debt
Campaign show that the IMF has made €2.5 billion of profit out of its
loans to Greece since 2010. If Greece does repay the IMF in full this
will rise to €4.3 billion by 2024. The IMF has been charging an
effective interest rate of 3.6% on its loans to Greece. This is far more
than the interest rate the institution needs to meet all its costs,
currently around 0.9%. If this was the actual interest rate Greece had
been paying the IMF since 2010, it would have spent €2.5 billion less on
China's Stock Slump Widens as Stimulus Fails to Calm Investors
Sputnik News - The mainland’s historical longest bull market has come to
an end effectively with capital fleeing China at an accelerated pace,
while the real economy is ever staggering. One of the PBoC stimulus
moves on Sunday was aimed at stabilizing the market situation, but the
mad fluctuations showcased today suggested that Beijing’s plan failed…
the CSI300 Index dropped as much as 7% during the day, the next hour it
was regaining ground into the green so rapidly that most market
participants agreed the Chinese state-owned asset management enterprises
must have intervened to save the day. Such moves do not add to
investors’ confidence, the result is the ever-deepening decline… All in
all, mainland China has so far lost some $2.62 trln (more than the GDP
of Russia and Saudi Arabia combined) in market capitalization since its
June 12 peak.
The world is defenceless against the next financial crisis, warns BIS
London Telegraph - The world will be unable to fight the next global
financial crash as central banks have used up their ammunition trying to
tackle the last crises, the Bank of International Settlements has
warned. The so-called central bank of central banks launched a scatching
critique of global monetary policy in its annual report. The BIS claimed
that central banks have backed themselves into a corner after repeatedly
cutting interest rates to shore up their economies. These low interest
rates have in turn fuelled economic booms, encouraging excessive risk
taking. Booms have then turned to busts, which policymakers have
responded to with even lower rates.
Sweden to Integrate Former Jihadists by Giving Social Benefits
Sputnik News - As of late, Scandinavia could easily be Europe's main
jihadist recruitment center… Oftentimes, these people come back to their
home countries to "rest" or even worse, to recruit new jihadists. The
situation is particularly bad in Sweden, where such recruiting
"agencies" have spread all over the country, the newspaper said. To
tackle the problem, the Swedish government responded with a strategy of
reintegrating former jihadist-returnees. According to this program,
jihadist fighters who are now back in Sweden will receive a number of
social benefits, including low-cost housing and help with finding
employment. Needless to say, this has caused anger and resentment from
the rest of Swedish public, Fria Tider said.
Goldman-Sachs Boss, Bilderberg Member Peter Sutherland: Europe Needs
More Refugees from Africa, Syria
Kurt Nimmo - Following a meeting with Pope Francis, the boss of
Goldman-Sachs International and Bilderberg attendee Peter Sutherland
said European countries have not taken their “fair share” of refugees
from African countries and Syria. Sutherland told RTÉ radio 240,000
immigrants flooding into Europe each year is not an economic burden on
countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom. On the contrary, he
said, a quarter million or more immigrants a year represents an economic
and social benefit for Europe, Britain and Ireland.... A report by
University College London, however, found that migrants in fact
represent a huge economic drain on host countries. According to the
study, non-European migrants living in Britain have drained public
finances by almost £120 billion since 1995. The situation is similar in
Germany, by far Europe’s most prosperous and productive nation.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Signs “Fast Track” Bill, TPP Inches Closer to Completion
TruthInMedia - On Monday President Obama signed into law the so-called
“fast-track” bill, setting the stage for approval of the controversial
Trans-Pacific Partnership.... Despite the bipartisan nature of the bill,
President Obama acknowledged the hurdles that remain for the TPP. “We
still have some tough negotiations that are going to be taking place.
The debate will not end with this bill signing,” Obama said.... With the
passing of the TPA and TAA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is possibly
only weeks away from approval. The trade agreement has been notoriously
secret, with the public only viewing chapters of the text which have
been leaked by WikiLeaks.
If Terrorist Attacks are on the Rise, What Does that Say about the
13-Year-Old "War on Terror"?
AllGov - The most recent figures from the State Department show that
there was a sharp increase in terror attacks worldwide in 2014 over the
numbers from the previous year. According to its figures, attacks
increased 35% and fatalities jumped 81% over 2013’s numbers, with the
increase coming mainly in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Part of the
reason for the huge increase in fatalities was the jump in large-scale
attacks, those killing more than 100 people. There were 20 such attacks
in 2014, compared to two in 2013. There were a total of 13,463 terrorist
attacks last year… Those aren’t the only metrics available on the war on
terror, of course. Another is how much money has been spent.
Terror Talk: Politicians, Former CIA Head, FBI, DHS All Ramp Up Warnings
For July 4th
Steve Watson - It’s a good job no one in the US watches the mainstream
news media any more. Any one who did take in the multitude of news shows
over the weekend, however, is now most probably convinced that they are
about to be attacked any second by armies of terrorists in their own
back yard. Politicians and intelligence officials were paraded out one
after the other to harp on about how terrorists hate the freedom of
Americans and blah blah blah July the 4th is most likely going to end up
in a terrorist attack. Following attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait
Friday, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued alerts to
local law enforcement and urged Americans to “remain vigilant” for the
upcoming INdependence Day celebrations. “They don’t put those statements
out that far in advance, unless there’s reason for concern,” said
harbinger of doom New York Rep. Peter King in an interview with ABC’s
First Amendment Defense Act Proposed to Protect Business Owners from
SCOTUS Ruling on Same-sex Marriage
Kurt Nimmo - Court uses 14th Amendment to undermine the First. The First
Amendment Defense Act proposed Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador
prior to the Supreme Court ruling upholding homosexual marriage under
the 14th Amendment right to equal protection reveals that the United
States no longer functions as a constitutional republic. The First
Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would bar the federal government from
imposing penalties on individuals, businesses, groups, and especially
religious organizations for refusing to participate in same-sex
weddings. In particular, the bill would not allow the IRS to revoke the
tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations that believe same sex
marriage is inappropriate.
The Real Reason for the Anti-Confederate Flag Hysteria
Lew Rockwell Blog - The anti-Confederate flag hysteria is only one small
part of the Left’s general strategy, however. It is part of their
overriding strategy of diverting the public’s attention away from all
the grotesque failures of leftist interventionism, from the welfare
state to the government takeover of education to the war on drugs and
beyond.... The welfare state has decimated the black family and is hard
at work destroying the white family as well by eliminating the stigma
against a man’s abandoning his wife and children with welfare checks.
What does the Confederate flag have to do with this? The welfare state
has destroyed the work ethic of millions of Americans. What does the
Confederate flag have to do with this? The Fed caused the biggest
depression since the Great Depression with its latest
boom-and-bust-cycle act. What does the Confederate flag have to do with
Revealed: Feds predicted surge of illegals, see another 127,000 this
Washington Examiner - Despite claims the administration was caught off
guard, the White House and four Cabinet departments predicted last
year’s surge of at least 60,000 illegal juveniles over the U.S.-Mexico
border and expect it to more than double to 127,000 this year, according
to an internal document. A 24-page administration PowerPoint for
congressional appropriators dated April 22, 2014 bluntly stated that
border arrivals of “unaccompanied alien children” would rise “by nearly
a factor of 10″ in 2014 to 60,000 and jump to 127,000 “if these growth
UPDATE: Arkansas Takes Away 7 Homeschool Children because Father had
Unapproved Mineral Supplement
Medical Kidnap - From Bringthestanleykidshome Facebook Page: On June 24,
2015 the court returned custody of the final three children. Now all
seven are back in our custody.... As you all know, we have a major
battle ahead to prevent Michelle and me from being put on the Child
Maltreatment Registry. We have not neglected or abused our children, and
in six months the officials have found no neglect or abuse. The school
issue of not being properly registered is not sufficient to remove our
children from our home school and place them in public school. We must
win the battle on July 10th at the Child Maltreatment Registry Hearing.
America’s Greece: Puerto Rico Can’t Pay Its Massive Public Debt
Daily Sheeple - Puerto Rico has long been one of the most impoverished
territories in the United States. With over 40% of the population living
under the poverty line (almost twice as high as Mississippi, the poorest
state), and an unemployment rate of over 12%, they’ve been in a
recession since 2006. But their financial problems don’t stop there. A
recent economic report has found that Puerto Rico is carrying one of the
heaviest debt loads of any state or territory in the US. Governor
Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced last weekend, that the territory has
a public debt of over $72 billion, a debt which he doesn’t think they
New York State Officially Bans Fracking
Glenn Coin - After more than seven years of study, the state Department
of Environmental Conservation today issued the final document needed to
ban the controversial drilling practice, known formally as high-volume
hydraulic fracturing. "Prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is
the only reasonable alternative," said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens in a
prepared statement. "High-volume hydraulic fracturing poses significant
adverse impacts to land, air, water, natural resources and potential
significant public health impacts that cannot be adequately mitigated.
This decision is consistent with DEC's mission to conserve, improve and
protect our state's natural resources, and to enhance the health, safety
and welfare of the people of the state."
EPA Forced to Study Impact of Atrazine and Glyphosate on US Endangered
Sustainable Pulse - The Environmental Protection Agency will analyze the
impacts of atrazine and glyphosate — the two most commonly used
pesticides in the United States — on 1,500 endangered plants and animals
in the United States under the terms of a settlement reached today with
the Center for Biological Diversity.... The EPA has, for decades,
continued to register and allow the use of pesticides without
considering their impacts to endangered species, despite the legal
requirement for them to do so and the well-documented risks of
pesticides to thousands of imperiled species. A series of lawsuits by
the Center has forced the agency to consult on the impacts of scores of
pesticides on some endangered species, primarily in California, and
resulted in temporary restrictions on pesticide use in sensitive
DHS/Police say criminals drive cars that's why they're using a new
infrared license plate scanning system
MassPrivateI - A new infrared police license plate reader system called
the Data Driver Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDCAT) can spy on
nearly a million license plates in a two-month span. DDCAT's are being
used by police across the country, they're in NJ, NY, Boston and
California to name a few. DDACT's are basically $11,0000 fortune telling
machines that analyze crimes and PREDICT where future crimes will take
place!... DDACT's equipped police cars use three high-resolution digital
cameras which point forward and cover both sides of the vehicle. Each
police car is equipped with infrared lighting which enables them to see
in the dark. GPS is integrated into the system, and the digitized
pictures of license plates are captured to a laptop.
One Of The World's Top Universities Is Offering All Of Their Courses
Online, To Anyone, For Free
InvestmentWatchBlog - With the advent of the internet came a revolution
of information becoming available to the average person. MIT University
took it one step further when they began a program called OpenCourseWare,
which allowed anyone to download full course materials for virtually all
classes for free. But the new MITx interactive online learning platform
will go further, giving students access to online laboratories,
self-assessments and student-to-student discussions… “This is not MIT
light. This is not an easier version of MIT,” said Provost L. Rafael
Reif. “An MITx learner, anywhere they are, for them to earn a credential
they have to demonstrate mastery of the subject just like an MIT student
Light-Turmeric Extract Combo Treats Psoriasis Effectively
Green Med Info - Oral turmeric extract (curcumin) in combination with
light therapy produces remarkable healing results in patients with
severe-to-moderate psoriasis.... The study concluded: The results
suggested that moderate to severe plaque psoriasis should show a
therapeutic response to orally administered Curcuma if activated with
visible light phototherapy, a new therapeutic method that would be safer
for patients than existing treatments."
EU To Ban Triclosan, While EPA and FDA Reject Calls for U.S. Ban
Beyond Pesticides - The agency responsible for chemical oversight in the
European Union announced today that the antibacterial pesticide,
triclosan, is toxic and bioaccumulative, and will be phased-out for
hygienic uses and replaced by more suitable alternatives. According to
the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), “[N]o safe use could be
demonstrated for the proposed use of Triclosan.” This decision has
renewed calls for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove the chemical from the
consumer market. EPA in May rejected a consumer petition that asked the
agency to ban triclosan.... Triclosan is an antimicrobial pesticide used
in cosmetics, personal care products and treated plastics and textiles.
It has been linked to hormone disrupting effects, bacterial and
antibiotic resistance, cancer, and impacts on aquatic organisms.
Sick: ‘Intolerable Levels’ of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in Breast Milk
Natural Society - After testing 16 women from different regions all over
Germany, the Green Party has found that traces of the chemical
glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide
Round Up, are appearing in breast milk at ‘intolerable levels’ that
could harm a developing baby and the mother. The weed killer traces in
breast milk were found to be between 0.210 and 0.432 nanograms per
millilitre (PPB). Drinking water is allowed to have no more than 0.100
nanograms of glyphosate. Irene Witte, professor of toxicology at the
University of Oldenburg, described the findings as “intolerable.”
- June 29, 2015 - Today in History:
1776 - The Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made
1804 - Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition were found guilty by a court-martial consisting of members of
the Corps of Discovery for getting drunk on duty. Collins received 100
lashes on his back and Hall received 50.
1901 - The first edition of "Editor & Publisher" was issued.
1905 - Russian troops intervened as riots erupted in ports all over the
country. Many ships were looted.
1917 - The Ukraine proclaimed independence from Russia.
1932 - Siam’s army seized Bangkok and announced an end to the absolute
1946 - British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in
an attempt to end alleged terrorism.
1950 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorized a sea blockade of
1951 - The United States invited the Soviet Union to the Korean peace
talks on a ship in Wonson Harbor.
1953 - The Federal Highway Act authorized the construction of 42,500
miles of freeway from coast to coast.
1966 - The U.S. bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese
cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.
1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could
constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The ruling prompted states to
revise their capital punishment laws.
1995 - The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked,
forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
2007 - The first generation Apple iPhone went on sale.
2011 - The state of Nevada passed the first law that permitted the
operation of autonomous cars on public roads. The law went into effect
on March 1, 2012 and did not permit the use of the cars to the general
public. Google received the first self-driving vehicle license in the
U.S. on May 4, 2012 in Nevada.
European Parliament to Debate Amendments to TTIP Deal With US
Sputnik News - A special European Parliament committee will meet Monday
for an urgent debate on a set of 116 amendments to the controversial EU-US
free trade deal, the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment
Partnership (TTIP).... The Trade Committee’s extraordinary meeting on
Monday will decide whether the amendment package should be put to a vote
by the European Parliament as a whole.... An amendment package vote, if
successful, will enable EU lawmakers to put TTIP recommendations to a
plenary vote in July or September. The TTIP agreement seeks to establish
a transatlantic free trade zone for a market of about 820 million
people.... Opponents to the hotly-debated treaty claim the deal gives
too much power to transnational corporations, making it harder for EU
nations to regulate their own markets.
Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait Kill Dozens
New York Times - In a matter of hours and on three different continents,
militants carried out attacks on Friday that killed scores of civilians,
horrified populations and raised thorny questions about the evolving
nature of international terrorism and what can be done to fight it. On
the surface, the attacks appeared to be linked only by timing. In
France, a man stormed an American-owned chemical plant, decapitated one
person and apparently tried to blow up the facility. In Tunisia, a
gunman drew an assault rifle from a beach umbrella and killed at least
38 people at a seaside resort. And in Kuwait, a suicide bomber blew
himself up inside a mosque during communal prayers, killing at least 25
Eurozone Rejects Greek Bailout Extension: All Bailout Programs Expire On
June 30, Referendum Moot
Zero Hedge - Regrettably, despite efforts at all levels and full support
of the Eurogroup, this proposal has been rejected by the Greek
authorities who broke off the programme negotiations late on the 26 June
unilaterally. The current financial assistance arrangement with Greece
will expire on 30 June 2015, as well as all agreements related to the
current Greek programme including the transfer by euro area Member
States of SMP and ANFA equivalent profits."
‘We don’t need EU permission’: Greek parliament ratifies bailout
RT - As an equal member of the EU, Greece does not need to ask
permissions from anyone to let the Greek people speak and have their
voices heard, PM Tsipras told his parliament, promising that the state’s
sovereignty and future will be decided via referendum. Referendums have
been used all across Europe as a way for people to directly express
their will and have their voices heard, and Greece is fully in its right
to conduct one PM Alexis Tsipras said during a late-night debate in
Greek Capital Controls Begin: Banks To Remain Closed Until At Least July
5th, Stock Market Will Not Open Monday
Zero Hedge - Despite the reassurances from any and all elected (and
unelected) officials, given the run on bank ATMs in Greece has turned
into a stampede, it is not surprising that the CEO of Piraeus Bank just
announced Greek banks would remain closed for at least one week; further
as reported yesterday, the Greek stock market will also remain closed.
A Desperate China Cuts Key Policy Rates After Stock Market Crash; "It's
Just Like 1987"
Zero Hedge - For the first time since October, 2008, China cuts both the
benchmark lending rate and RRR on the same day, in a frantic attempt to
sustain the country's equity bubble after stocks collapsed to the edge
of bear market territory on Friday…Analysts saw the PBOC’s [Peoples Bank
of China] moves as a reaction to the massive stock market decline… Some
analysts went so far as to liken the action by PBOC to that taken by the
U.S. Federal Reserve following the infamous “Black Monday”—or Oct. 19,
1987, when stock markets around the world crashed… “It’s just like what
the Fed did in 1987,” said Larry Hu, China economist at Macquarie Group
Ltd., a Sydney-based investment bank. “The PBOC is trying to stabilize
the market with the unprecedented easing moves.”
Iceland Just Jailed 7 Bank Executives For Market Manipulation
(True Activist) According to The icelandmonitor: “By fully financing
share purchases with no other surety than the shares themselves, the
bank was accused of giving a false and misleading impression of demand
for Kaupþingi shares by means of deception and pretence.” They were
accused of trying to artificially inflate share prices in 2008 by using
the bank’s funds to buy shares.
Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting
Child Abuse in Detention Centers
Vice - Last month the Australian government, with the support of the
opposition, passed the Border Force Protection Act through both houses
of Parliament. It will come into effect on July 1. If the act defines
you as an "entrusted person," you might be facing jail for up to two
years if you reveal anything about what happens in Australia's
immigration detention centers to anybody else.... Refugee advocates and
human rights lawyers say the legislation is a veiled attempt to silence
whistleblowers from revealing human rights violations inside Australia's
detention centers. And the mounting evidence of such violations makes
this legislation all the more disturbing.
British Police Order Citizens: “Surrender Your Knives!”
Citizen Action - The British police have recently joined forces with
liberal grassroots activists in the UK, launching the “Save a
Life–Surrender Your Knife” program. Knife crime has been climbing
recently in major UK cities like London. The program involved several
weeks of “amnesty” for “pointed knives.” Civilians can turn in these
apparently dangerous weapons at their local police station in exchange
for “amnesty,” apparently, even though knives (rounded or pointed)
aren’t illegal in the United Kingdom.... Incidentally, the knife
violence rate in the United Kingdom is about double the rate of gun
violence in the United States. Possibly because Americans haven’t yet
been asked to throw away their right to self-defense in a bin at the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Truth is a Crime Against The State
Paul Craig Roberts - Truth comes from foreign news sources, such
as RT, and from Internet sites, such as this one. Thus,
Washington and its vassals are busy at work closing down
independent media. Washington and its vassals have redefined
propaganda. Truth is propaganda if it is told by countries, such
as Russia and China, that have independent foreign policies.
Propaganda is truth if told by Washington and its puppets, such
as the EU Observer. The EU Observer, little doubt following
Washington’s orders, has denounced RT and Sputnik News for
“broadcasting fabrications and hate speech from their bureaus in
European Union cities.” Often I appear on both RT and Sputnik.
In my opinion both are too restrained in their reporting,
fearful, of course, of being shut down, than full truth
requires. I have never heard a word of hate speech or propaganda
on either. Washington’s propaganda, perhaps, but not the Russian
government’s. In other words, the way Washington has the news
world rigged, not even independent news sites can speak
Antietam, other parks stop selling items with the Confederate
Baltimore Sun - Workers at Antietam National Battlefield took
Confederate flags, T-shirts and magnets off gift shop shelves
Thursday as the National Park Service announced plans to stop
selling some items with the increasingly controversial symbol.
Park service officials said they would stop "stand-alone
depictions" of the familiar battle flag, which has 13 white
stars on a blue "X" over a red field. They said educational
items such as books, exhibits, and media showing re-enactments
and interpretive programs may use images of the battle flag "in
its historical context" as long as they cannot be "physically
Woman arrested for removing Confederate flag from SC Capitol
RT - The Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina
Statehouse was removed by an African-American woman on Saturday.
She was arrested by local authorities, and the flag was soon
raised again.... She was arrested upon her return to the ground,
along with another man, 30-year-old James Ian Tyson, who had
also entered the wrought-iron fence surrounding the flag. The
two were charged with defacing a monument and face a fine of up
to $5,000 or up to three years in prison, NBC reported. The
flag, which is protected by state law, was raised again a short
time later. The incident occurred just after dawn on Saturday,
hours before a rally by flag supporters was scheduled at the
US officials warn of ISIS-inspired attack through July 4
RT - US intelligence and law enforcement authorities share a
growing concern of terror attacks in the country through the
July 4 weekend. On Friday, Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a statement in response to the
terror attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, saying,
“particularly with the upcoming July 4 holiday here in the
United States, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI
continue to communicate with state and local law enforcement
about what we know and see.” The analysis of the threat is based
in part on the “new normal” of Islamic State (IS, also known as
ISIS/ISIL) strategies, which uses social media to encourage
people worldwide to attack on both small and large scales.
Federal authorities have been scrambling to arrest homegrown
terror suspects before Independence Day, when they warn that the
likelihood of such attacks may be elevated.
$200 Million Went to House Members to Pass Fast Track – Here’s
Who Took the Cash
OpEd News - TPA passed with a mere 219-211 vote with only 218
needed to pass. The real shocker comes from the amount of money
each Representative received for a yes vote. In total,
$197,869,145 was given to Representatives for a yes vote where
as $23,065,231 was given in opposition.
Alito Warns: Defenders of Traditional Marriage Now Risk Being
Treated as Bigots by Governments, Employers, Schools
CNS News - In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision
in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that same-sex marriage
is a right, Justice Samuel Alito said the court had falsely
likened opposition to same-sex marriage to racism and that its
decision “will be used to vilify Americans unwilling to assent
to the new orthodoxy.” Alito warned that in the wake of the
court’s ruling, Americans who dare to publicly express views in
favor the traditional understanding that marriage is between a
man and a woman will risk recrimination. “I assume that those
who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts
in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views
in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as
such by governments, employers, and schools,” Alito wrote.
FLASHBACK--Q&A With Judge Robert Bork: Moral Life of Nation
Could be Decided by One Judge
Bad Medicine: Obamacare “Doctors Should Warn Global Warming
Could Make Patients’ Health Worse”
Mac Slavo - If having your doctor quiz you about owning a gun
isn’t enough to raise your blood pressure, then this new
Obamacare policy surely will. Obama’s White House is once again
politicizing health care, even as the net/noose tightens, now
asking medical professionals to advise patients on the effects
that global warming/climate change will supposedly have on their
health. The Daily Caller reported: Americans trust their
doctors, so the White House wants these medical professionals to
be a mouthpiece for President Obama’s global warming agenda. […]
The Obama administration has been hard at work trying to draw a
link between global warming and public health issues. The summit
included the U.S. Surgeon General, top administration officials,
and public health experts from around the country telling
doctors, nurses and other conference goers how to talk about
global warming with their patients.
VIDEO: David Sweat's DNA Found on Food a Mile From Where Richard
Matt Killed, Official Says
ABC News - DNA belonging to the convicted murderer who remains
on the loose after escaping prison three weeks ago was found on
remnants of food a mile from where his accomplice was killed
Friday, an official briefed on the manhunt efforts said Sunday.
About 1,300 law enforcement officers were involved in the search
for David Sweat as they concentrated their efforts near the
village of Malone, New York, about 20 miles from where fellow
escapee Richard Matt was found in a wooded area Friday....
Richard Matt, Escaped Prisoner in New York Manhunt, Is Fatally
Cops Refuse to Stop Chase Plowing Over Multiple Children,
Killing Them During Neighborhood Pursuit
Free Thought Project - “Officers must place the protection of
human life above all other considerations.” Or so says the
official policy of the Detroit Police Department. Yet, on
Wednesday, Detroit police continued a high-speed chase into a
busy neighborhood, resulting in two small children being killed
and others injured.... Even after the car had dragged the
children a distance down the street, the police did not stop
their pursuit. They continued to chase the car across one front
lawn after another, finally crashing, critically injuring three
more children including three year old Darius Andrews, Jr.,
Isaiah Williams, 5, and Zyaire Gardner, 7. Twenty-two-year-old
LaKendra Hill sustained injuries.
Rand Paul: Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business
Time - While I disagree with Supreme Court’s redefinition of
marriage, I believe that all Americans have the right to
contract. The constitution is silent on the question of marriage
because marriage has always been a local issue. Our founding
fathers went to the local courthouse to be married, not to
Washington, DC. I’ve often said I don’t want my guns or my
marriage registered in Washington.
In 5 Years, Average CEO Income has Increased 54%; Average Worker
AllGov - As the economy, which cratered at the end of the George
W. Bush administration, has improved since 2009, the average CEO
of the 350 largest corporations has gotten a 54% raise and is
making $16.3 million a year. His employees, on the other hand,
haven’t done as well, according to a study from the Economic
Policy Institute. The average pay in those companies in 2009 was
$53,200. Five years later, it’s still $53,200.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
7 Plants Mosquitoes Simply Hate
Off the Grid News - Avoid using sprays with chemicals like DEET
by growing plants that are not only helpful in controlling these
pests naturally, but are beautiful and easy to manage. The
plants below can be grown in your home or garden.
Study: Whooping Cough Resurgence Due to Vaccinated People Not
Knowing They're Infectious
Health Impact News - Whooping cough has made an astonishing
comeback, with 2012 seeing nearly 50,000 infections in the U.S.
(the most since 1955), and a death rate in infants three times
that of the rest of the population. The dramatic resurgence has
puzzled public health officials, who have pointed to the waning
effectiveness of the current vaccine and growing anti-vaccine
sentiment as the most likely culprits. But that might not be the
whole story, suggests a new study... Their research points to a
different, but related, source of the outbreak — vaccinated
people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms of
whooping cough, suggesting that the number of people
transmitting without symptoms may be many times greater than
those transmitting with symptoms.
Five everyday herbs for indigestion
(NaturalNews) Most people think that indigestion is simply the
result of eating a meal that is too heavy or too rich or spicy.
But while it's true that scarfing down a third cheeseburger and
washing it down with a milkshake can really upset the stomach,
overindulgence in food is not the only reason why people get
indigestion. For some, it is linked to high stress levels and is
a physical reaction to feelings of anxiety or worry. For others,
it is a matter of wearing clothing that is too tight or
restrictive. Whatever the cause, indigestion can really make
people suffer, and that fact that there are so many prescription
and over-the-counter drugs to treat it attests to how common
this condition really is.
5 Health Takeaways of Essential Spices in Your Diet
Natural Society - Have you ever thought about the
health-boosting advantages of these minuscule condiments, in
addition to their ability to make your meal zesty? If not, here
are 5 health benefits of including essential spices in your diet
that you must know.
It Shall be Suitable for Use in Pet Food - Action Alert (Video)
Susan Thixton - In a last moments effort to get signatures on our
petitions to FDA and AAFCO, here is a brief video showing how FDA allows
hideous waste into pet food. Would you buy a meal for your family that
was prepared with spoiled, decomposing meat? You might be doing that
right now – for your furry family – without even knowing. The FDA allows
pet food to be made from spoiled, decomposing meat and moldy, rotten
vegetables – with no disclosure to the consumer.... In early August
2015, FDA and AAFCO will meet to discuss quality of ingredient
statements on pet food labels. Numerous pet food consumer advocates will
be at this meeting to tell authorities consumers have a right to know
the quality of ingredients used in their pet food. Here are our two
Whitehouse.gov petition closes July 5, 2015....
Change.org petition closes July 31, 2015.
- June 26, 2015 - Today in History:
1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the Kansas
River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.
1819 - The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr.
1844 - John Tyler took Julia Gardiner as his bride, thus becoming the
first U.S. President to marry while in office.
1870 - The first section of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, was
opened to the public.
1900 - The United States announced that it would send troops to fight
against the Boxer rebellion in China.
1900 - A commission that included Dr. Walter Reed began the fight
against the deadly disease yellow fever.
1926 - A memorial to the first U.S. troops in France was unveiled at St.
1924 - After eight years of occupation, American troops left the
1927 - The Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster opened in New York.
1945 - The U.N. Charter was signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, CA.
1948 - The Berlin Airlift began as the U.S., Britain and France started
ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin.
1951 - The Soviet Union proposed a cease-fire in the Korean War.
1959 - U.S. President Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in
ceremonies officially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway.
1963 - U.S. President John Kennedy announced "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I
am a Berliner) at the Berlin Wall.
1971 - The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg,
accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.
1979 - Muhammad Ali, at 37 years old, announced that he was retiring as
world heavyweight boxing champion.
1996 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Virginia Military Institute to
admit women or forgo state support.
1997 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act
of 1996 that made it illegal to distribute indecent material on the
1997 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld state laws that allow for a ban on
1998 - The U.S. and Peru open school to train commandos to patrol Peru's
rivers for drug traffickers.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers are always
potentially liable for supervisor's sexual misconduct toward an
2000 - The Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics Corp. jointly
announced that they had created a working draft of the human genome.
2003 - The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, struck down state bans on
2003 - Strom Thurmond, the second longest-serving senator in U.S.
history, died in Edgefield, S.C., at age 100.
2008 - The Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in the District of
Columbia as it affirmed, 5-4, an individual right to gun ownership.
1 beheaded, several injured in suspected Islamist attack on French gas
RT - The attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Grenoble in eastern
France was initially reported by local newspaper Le Dauphiné libéré. A
single assailant stormed the factory compound in his car and detonated
gas canisters that he had brought with him. The attacker reportedly
waived an Islamist black flag, possibly that of terrorist group Islamic
State. The flag was left at the site. The headless body of a man was
found near the factory. A French official later said the head was found
at the entry gate of the factory and that two Islamist flags were found
Secret doc: US to give Tehran nuclear technology, refurbish reactor
RT - As negotiators are about to gather in Vienna for the final round of
talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear program, the US is offering
concessions to Tehran to sweeten the deal, a draft document detailing
would-be deal’s term shows. The negotiations between Iran and six
leading world powers are to kick off in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on
Friday, with deadline set for June 30. Diplomats however indicated that
the talks may drag past the date, as was the case with the previous
round that produced a preliminary agreement, which seeks to scale down
the program in exchange for lifting of international sanctions. As the
hard talks are set to start, the US is willing to offer concessions to
Tehran that would boost its civilian nuclear industry, AP reported
citing a confidential document perpetrating to the deal.
German EU commissioner says 'Grexit' unavoidable if no solution found in
RT - It’s not the European Commission’s aim to see Greece exit the EU,
but this may become unavoidable if no solution to the debt stand-off is
found in the next five days, Commissioner Günther Oettinger said,
according to Reuters. "We will do everything up until the 30th for the
Greeks to show they are prepared to reform," Oettinger, the EU
commissioner for digital economy and society, told Deutschlandfunk
radio. "A 'Grexit' isn’t our aim but would be unavoidable if there is no
solution in the next five days," he said.
Forget Grexit, "Madame Frexit" Says France Is Next: French Presidential
Frontrunner Wants Out Of "Failed" Euro
Zero Hedge - There has been some confusion why Germany and the Eurozone
are so strict in negotiating with France and unwilling to concede even
to the smallest of what they deem as outlandish Greek demands. The
reason is not so much whether Spain or even Italy, both countries with
soaring unemployment, a lost generation and a sweeping movement against
"austerity", follow with comparable demands should Europe concede to
Tsipras, but France, where the frontrunner for the next president, the
National Front's Marine Le Pen, has just warned that not only is a
Grexit inevitable, but that France would follow shortly.
China Plunges Most Since 2008, Points Away From Bear Market; Greek Drama
Zero Hedge - Following yesterday's furious market drop in Chinese
stocks, just before the overnight open, Morgan Stanley came out with a
much distributed report urging investors "Not to buy this dip", and so
they didn't. As a result, the Shanghai Composite imploded, at one point
trading down 8% while the Chinext and Shenzhen markets crashed even
more. This was the single biggest Shanghai Composite one-day drop since
2007, and with a close at 4192.87 the SHCOMP is now on the verge of a
bear market, down 19% from its June 12 highs. China's second largest
market, Shenzhen, is now officially in a bear market.
‘We always knew missile defense shield was against Russia & China’ – top
Moscow security official
RT - The head of Russia’s Security Council says the West’s recent
actions prove the NATO anti-missile defense system was always aimed at
hemming in Moscow and Beijing, and promises the Kremlin will “react” to
the alliance’s expansion in Europe. “Washington insisted that the
missile defense shield was a deterrent to Iran, but now the world powers
are negotiating with Iran, so logically plans for the system should be
dropped, but this isn’t happening,” Nikolay Patrushev told an
international security summit in the Siberian city of Ulan Ude. “We
already knew that the missile defense shield was aimed at Russia and
China, but current events confirm this.”
Russia to Deploy S-400 Air Defense Systems Near Western Borders by End
Sputnik News - Russia’s Western Military District will receive an
unspecified number of advanced S-400 Triumf and Pantsir-S air defense
systems by the end of 2015, the district’s spokesman, Col. Oleg
Kochetkov, said Thursday. “Modern S-400 Triumf long-range air defense
systems and Pantsir-S gun-missile air defense systems will be put in
service with air defense units of the Western Military District by the
end of this year,” Kochetkov said. The S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) is a
Russia’s next-generation anti-aircraft weapon system, carrying three
different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at
short-to-extremely long range.... Russia is currently undergoing a
$325-billion rearmament program for a 70-percent modernization in its
military’s weaponry by 2020.
ISIS is ‘not strong,’ could be defeated ‘within two days’ – ex-Israeli
PM Ehud Barak
RT - The Islamic State militant group that has been terrorizing the
Middle East with its yet greatest offense for over a year, is "not
strong," former Israli PM Ehud Barak told RT. With a proper coordinated
response, they could be suppressed quickly, he said. I think that ISIS
is somewhat successful because it doesn't face a coherent coordinated
effort to destroy it. Technically speaking they are not strong. Some
30,000 - 40,000 people. Their vehicle is a Toyota pickup and some
machine gun on it,” the Israeli politician said in an interview with
RT's Oksana Boyko in her Worlds Apart show.
‘ICC credibility test’: Palestinians submit first war crimes evidence
RT - After meeting the ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Palestinian
Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that he had submitted the dossiers
concerning the 2014 Gaza war, as well as Israeli settlements on the
occupied Palestinian land and treatment of Palestinian prisoners in
Israel. Palestine is a test for the credibility of international
mechanisms ... a test the world cannot afford to fail. Palestine has
decided to seek justice, not vengeance,” Maliki said. He also added that
he had agreed with prosecutors on a date of their visit to Palestine,
although he did not reveal the exact time. “It depends on their ability
to enter Palestinian territory without problems,” he added. ICC
prosecutors intend to make a field visits both to Palestine and Israel,
but they have not received a formal permission from Israel yet, Reuters
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon Paying ISIS-Linked ‘Rebels’ $400 per Month to
‘Eventually’ Fight Assad
Mikael Thalen - Recently declassified Pentagon documents
confirmed West’s role in using radicals to topple Syria. The
program, deemed “critical” by Secretary of Defense Ashton
Carter, aims to equip as many as 5,400 fighters within the next
12 months, reports USA Today. According to Pentagon spokeswoman
Elissa Smith, roughly 6,000 Syrians have already expressed
interest in the program, with more than half preparing to be
vetted. The program has reportedly taken months to move forward
due to a lack of fighters willing to “adhere to laws of war and
pledge to conduct themselves properly.” The announcement raises
several red flags given recently declassified Pentagon documents
confirming Western governments’ regional support of al-Qaeda, a
terrorist organization now deceptively labeled “moderate.”
"Most Liberal Supreme Court Since 1960s" Gives Obama Huge
Victory With 6-3 Vote In Favor Of Obamacare
Zero Hedge - The Supreme Court has ruled that people who bought
healthcare coverage through federal exchanges as part of
Obamacare can keep subsidies that effectively limit the amount
low- and middle-income Americans pay for health insurance to
9.5% of their income or less. This is, naturally, a huge win for
Obama whose Affordable Care Law has just overcome its last
legitimate legal challenge. The outcome is hardly unexpected
(see below on "most liberal Supreme Court since 1960"), but that
the final vote was 6-3 is clearly surprising as most pundits
were expecting a 5-4 Roberts-led tiebreaker. As The Hill
summarizes, the SCOTUS upheld a key provision of ObamaCare,
affirming that 6.4 million people can continue to receive
subsidies that allow them to purchase healthcare plans.
I am a black South Carolinian. Here's why I support the
Washington Post - Thomas is a senior and student senator at the
University of South Carolina, where he is majoring in public
relations and political science. Four years ago, I became a
national news story after I hung a Confederate flag in my dorm
room window at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
Controversy wasn’t my intention. For me and many Southerners,
the flag celebrates my heritage and regional pride. One of my
ancestors, Benjamin Thomas, was a black Confederate cook, and I
do not want to turn my back on his service to the South. So I
hang the flag in honor of his hard work and dedication to South
Carolina during the Civil War. My Confederate flag isn’t racist;
after all, I am black. I’m also an American who strongly
believes in the constitutional right to free speech.
* Related Video:
CNN's Hala Gorani speaks to Byron Thomas
House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare
The Hill - A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the
Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare.
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would
make all nine justices and their employees join the national
healthcare law’s exchanges. “As the Supreme Court continues to
ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six
individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the
American people,” he said. “That’s why I introduced the
SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its
employees to sign up for ObamaCare,” Babin said.
IRS Deleted Backups Of 24,000 Lois Lerner Emails Months After
Zero Hedge - According to the IG's deputy Timothy Camus, two
"lower-graded" employees at the IRS center in Martinsburg, West
Virginia, erased 422 computer backup tapes that contained as
many as 24,000 emails to and from former IRS official Lois
Lerner. It gets better: the tapes were erased in March 2014,
months after congressional investigators requested all of
Lerner's emails, and months after Zero Hedge, among many others,
said to simply track down the server back ups. And the punchline:
according to George, the workers might be incompetent, a lead
investigator said Thursday, but there is no evidence they were
part of a criminal conspiracy to destroy evidence.
Confederate Flag Controversy: Will Obama Resign Because His
Family Owned Slaves?
Kit Daniels - If liberals want to ban the Confederate flag due
to its historical link to slavery, shouldn’t they also demand
President Obama’s resignation because his family owned slaves?
Obama’s great-great-great-great grandfather, George Washington
Overall, owned two slaves who were recorded in the 1850 census
in Nelson County, Ky., the Baltimore Sun reported in 2007, and
Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Duvall,
also owned slaves. Obama’s campaign team in 2008 did not dispute
Confederate Frenzy: NY Film Critic Calls for Banning of ‘Gone
With the Wind’
Breitbart - In just three days, the left’s mob mentality took us
from removing the Rebel Flag from a state capitol to banning
“Gone with the Wind.” Lou Lumenick in today’s New York Post: If
the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums
as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film
offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American
culture? I’m talking, of course, about “Gone with the Wind[.]’’
… Lumenick isn’t beating around the bush. He’s serious about
calling on Warner Bros. to smother the movie outside of museum
screening — a self-imposed ban, but a ban nonetheless. This is
akin to book burning.
Iconic Dukes of Hazzard Car 'General Lee' Stripped Of
Confederate Flag: "This Is A New Level Of P.C. Idiocy"
Amazon Staff: Government Ordered Us Not to Sell Confederate Flag
Paul Joseph Watson - Amazon.com staff are telling irate
customers that the company was ordered by the federal government
not to sell items featuring the Confederate flag in the
aftermath of the Charleston shooting. Amazon made the
announcement this week, along with eBay, Sears and Walmart, that
it would no longer sell products bearing the rebel flag, but
according to a conversation posted on YouTube between a customer
and an Amazon sales rep, the decision could have been made as a
result of pressure from the government.
Rick Perry becomes first presidential candidate to reveal Big
Pharma connection to mass shootings
(NaturalNews) He was widely panned for it, but former Texas Gov.
Rick Perry, who recently joined the crowded field of Republican
presidential contenders, became the first – and so far, only –
member of that group that has tied the recent Charleston, S.C.,
shootings to Big Pharma. In an appearance on NewsmaxTV's Steve
Malzberg Show, Perry made the claim that the killing of nine
African American worshippers by avowed white supremacist Dylann
Roof was caused by mind-altering drugs.... He went on to point
out that mood-and-mind-altering psychotropic drugs have been at
the center of virtually all mass shootings in the U.S. since the
Columbine school shootings in the late 1990s.
The Economic Collapse Blog Has Issued A RED ALERT For The Last
Six Months Of 2015
Economic Collapse - I have never done anything like this before.
Ever since I started The Economic Collapse Blog in late 2009, I
have never issued any kind of “red alert” for any specific
period of time. As an attorney, I was trained to be level-headed
and to only come to conclusions that were warranted by the
evidence. So this is not something that I am doing lightly.
Based on information that I have received, things that I have
been told, and thousands of hours of research that have gone
into the publication of more than 1,300 articles about our
ongoing economic collapse, I have come to the conclusion that a
major financial collapse is imminent. Therefore, I am issuing a
RED ALERT for the last six months of 2015.
18 Years Ago This Country Collapsed Almost Overnight. Is This
Smart Meters Fire, Living Hell and Bureaucratic Messes
Activist Post - This is the real life story about what a Smart
Meter can do to your home and your life, especially when a
public utility company, a state regulatory agency and insurance
company are involved. Colleen, of Yardley, Pennsylvania, has
been living a Faustian nightmare and feels she has been pressed
to all reasonable limits all because of PECO, an Exelon company,
installing a SMART METER on her house.... No utility customer
should have to go through with the devastatingly unknown
problems Smart Meters cause: fires, explosions, problems with
insurance companies, housing displacement, etc.—even some deaths
due to Smart Meter fires. Nonetheless, it seems Pennsylvania
state officials are turning totally deaf ears to consumer
complaints about Smart Meters.
Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California
(Reuters) - Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by
Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close
call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi
executive told Reuters on Thursday. It was believed to be the
first such incident involving two vehicles specially equipped
for automated driving. The incident occurred Tuesday on San
Antonio Road in Palo Alto, said John Absmeier, director of
Delphi's Silicon Valley lab and global business director for the
company's automated driving program, who was a passenger in one
of the cars. No collision took place. Google declined to
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
10,000 Sue Syngenta Over Unapproved GMO Corn Shipped to China -
U.S. Farmers Lose $5 Billion in Sales
Health Impact News - Town hall meetings have been taking place
recently regarding corn litigation with the Syngenta company.
The lawsuit is regarding claims that Syngenta sold genetically
modified corn with a strain called MIR-162 to China without
their approval of the modification. “The first shipment that
tested positive for MIR-162,” Hecker Law Group attorney Jacob
Hecker said, “was destroyed by the Chinese in 2013. Afterwards
all other shipments with trace amounts of the strain were sent
back to where they came from.” Due to the strain, China, who at
the time was the third largest importer of US corn, boycotted
all corn from being imported from the US.
12 Strategies for Creating the Perfect Pantry
Natural Blaze - There are a lot of different ways to go about
building your pantry. While each style has its pros and cons, I
think that adhering to any one strategy alone leaves some gaps
in your food preparedness. Personally, I’m a fan of combining
the best of each world based on the needs of your particular
VIDEO: SB277: California's Mandatory Vaccine Bill Passes
Natural Blaze - California's SB277 which would remove virtually
all vaccine exemptions from California students is quickly
heading to the Governor's desk. Medical exemptions are allowed
but they are extremely rare and need to be signed off by MDs.
After much questionable Big Pharma lobbying - including $95,000
to Sen. Richard Pan who is carrying the bill - the law is all
but passed to remove parental choice. Passing Assembly is one of
the last hurdles before it gets signed into law. It is heavily
expected that Gov. Jerry Brown will definitely sign.
High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut
Huffington Post - New research from Oregon State University
finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria
that seem to lead to significant losses in cognitive
flexibility, a measurement of the brain’s ability to switch
between thinking about one concept to another, and to adapt to
changes in the environment. The study, which was conducted on
mice and published this week in the journal Neuroscience, found
that a high-sugar diet was particularly detrimental to brain
function, leading not only to decreased cognitive flexibility
but also to impairments in short- and long-term memory....
"Artificial sweeteners are likely even worse [than sugar]
because they have a huge effect on changing the microbiome,"
neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter... told The Huffington Post.
"Your risk of diabetes is twice as great if you’re consuming
diet drinks, which is far greater than if you’re drinking
Reasons why I eat fermented foods on a regular basis
Food Babe - In our over-sanitized modern world, most of us
aren’t exposed to very much good bacteria, and this can be a
problem. Most of our food has been pasteurized, irradiated, or
chemically treated to kill bugs – but this also kills the good
stuff. Our soil is depleted of good bacteria with the overuse of
synthetic pesticides and other chemical contamination. Certain
substances in our food have also been suspected to cause leaky
gut syndrome – which creates tiny little holes in our digestive
system organs that leak out the good bacteria we need to stay
healthy and keep our immune system strong. This is why we
absolutely must do everything to restore the good bacteria in
our guts. Historically, food was often preserved with
fermentation and traditional diets often consisted of raw and
fermented foods that contained a healthy dose of good bacteria.
The fermentation process creates good bacteria (probiotics) that
work like a little army in your gut helping to defend you from
- June 25, 2015 - Today in History:
1767 - Mexican Indians rioted as Jesuit priests were ordered home.
1788 - Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the 10th state
of the United States.
1864 - Union troops surrounding Petersburg, VA, began building a mine
tunnel underneath the Confederate lines.
1868 - Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South
Carolina were readmitted to the Union.
1876 - Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th Cavalry were killed
by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in Montana. The event
is known as "Custer's Last Stand."
1877 - In Philadelphia, PA, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the
telephone for Sir William Thomson (Baron Kelvin) and Emperor Pedro II of
Brazil at the Centennial Exhibition.
1910 - The U.S. Congress authorized the use of postal savings stamps.
1917 - The first American fighting troops landed in France.
1946 - Ho Chi Minh traveled to France for talks on Vietnamese
1950 - North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War.
1951 - In New York, the first regular commercial color TV transmissions
were presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The
public did not own color TV's at the time.
1962 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the use of unofficial
non-denominational prayer in public schools was unconstitutional.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson ordered 200 naval personnel to
Mississippi to assist in finding three missing civil rights workers.
1970 - The U.S. FCC handed down a ruling (35 FR 7732), making it illegal
for radio stations to put telephone calls on the air without the
permission of the person being called.
1973 - White House Counsel John Dean admitted that U.S. President Nixon
took part in the Watergate cover-up.
1981 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided that male-only draft registration
1986 - The U.S. Congress approved $100 million in aid to the Contras
fighting in Nicaragua.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the line-item veto thereby
striking down presidential power to cancel specific items in tax and
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that those infected with HIV are
protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act.
2009 - Michael Jackson died at age 50 from an overdose of the powerful
anesthetic propofol. (The singer's doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted
of involuntary manslaughter.)
Events in Armenia Identical to First Stage of Ukrainian Coup – Russian
Sputnik News - Current protests in Armenia are completely identical to
the first stage of the state coup in Ukraine and might be orchestrated
by the United States, Igor Morozov, member of the Federation Council's
International Affairs Committee, said Wednesday. Mass protests against
the rise in household electricity prices erupted in Armenia’s capital of
Yerevan on Friday, and on Monday and Tuesday thousands of protesters
attempted to march to the presidential residence. On Tuesday morning,
police dispersed the crowd using water cannons. Almost 240 people,
including journalists, were brought to police stations, and 25 have
sought medical assistance. According to city officials, all those
detained were subsequently freed. According to Morozov, the events in
Armenia are a repeat of those in Ukraine with exact precision. Thus, he
concludes that Armenia is close to an armed coup.
Step closer to surveillance state? France passes new spying law
RT - The French parliament has adopted new legislation, giving the
intelligence services more leeway to spy on the public. The bill comes
the same day as French politicians voiced anger over revelations of US
spying on three French presidents.... With their new legal powers French
intelligence services may circumvent the need for judicial warrants to
use wiretapping and other surveillance methods to gather intelligence
from the public. Private residences could now be monitored using
geolocation measures, while mobile communications can be intercepted and
web-page visits can be monitored using a complex algorithm that internet
providers will be forced to install. Installation of keyloggers to track
computer usage in real time will now also be possible.
U.K. Bankers to Wait Seven Years for Bonuses, under new law
WSJ - Senior U.K. bankers will have to wait seven years to collect their
annual bonus payments in full under tough new rules released Tuesday.
Three years must pass from the time of an award to receive any pay out,
and top bank executives will have a 10-year wait to be sure the bonus
won’t be clawed back. Risk managers will wait five years to receive any
performance awards in full, while traders and other “risk takers” will
have at least a three-year wait.... While annual bonuses for many bank
workers already must be paid in a mix of cash and shares and can’t be
more than 100 percent of salary, Tuesday’s announcement also explicitly
bans any bonuses for management at a bailed-out bank and for
nonexecutive directors of any bank.
President Putin signs order to extend counter-sanctions for another year
RT - President Vladimir Putin has signed the order to extend Russian
counter-measures in response to Western sanctions. They restrictions
will be prolonged for a year starting from June 24, 2015.... The move
comes in response to the EU decision on Monday to extend sanctions
against Russia for six months. They were first imposed on August 1, 2014
over the events in Ukraine and the reunification with Crimea. Russia
responded on August 7 when Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a
decree to ban imports of beef, pork, poultry meat, fish, cheese, milk,
vegetables and fruit from Australia, Canada, the EU, the US and Norway.
Colombian army killed hundreds of civilians to fake successful battles
and "boost body count" in war against rebels
Washington Post - In a twisted attempt to show battlefield success
against FARC rebels, the Colombian military killed hundreds, possibly
thousands, of civilians between 2002 and 2008, falsely depicting them as
slain combatants, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. The
killings, known as “false positives,” were the source of a huge scandal
in 2008, but the new report alleges that the practice was far more
extensive and systematic than previously known. Many of Colombia's
highest-ranking military officials either condoned the practice or did
nothing to stop it, according to the rights group.
Greece Withdraws Proposal to Increase Pension Cuts says Reports
Sputnik News - Greece has withdrawn its recent proposal to increase the
insurance fees from pensioners during Wednesday's round of the
negotiations with its international creditors, Greek media reported. The
government's proposal concerned the increase of fees in insurance funds
to five percent from the additional pension and one percent with the
basic one, the Greek ERT Channel reported.
NSA spied on French presidents: WikiLeaks
Reuters -The United States National Security Agency spied on French
presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande,
WikiLeaks said in a press statement published on Tuesday, citing top
secret intelligence reports and technical documents. The revelations
were first reported in French daily Liberation and on news website
Mediapart, which said the NSA spied on the presidents during a period of
at least 2006 until May 2012, the month Hollande took over from Sarkozy.
Obama Reassures Hollande of “Not Targeting” French Leader’s
Gardasil Vaccine in Denmark: Serious Adverse Reactions Now Number 1 in
Health Impact News - In March 2015, a Danish national television station
(TV2) aired a documentary focusing on girls who suspected they had been
injured by the HPV vaccine Gardasil. Immediately after the airing of the
show, girls with similar experiences started coming out of the woodwork.
Virtually all of the girls had the same story to tell. Dr. Jesper
Mehlsen is now reporting that one in 500 girls – or 1,000 of the 500,000
vaccinated experience serious side effects.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Fifteen Questions that Are Being asked about the Charleston
James Perloff - I am not asserting that Dylann Roof did not
commit the crime attributed to him. If the tragedy occurred just
as the media has said, my heart goes out to the victims’
families, and nothing here is intended to disparage the memory
of the dead. However, those who realize America has long been
run by a shadow oligarchy know our country has experienced many
false flags. Some have been used to attempt to bring us into
wars... We have also seen false flags used to advance gun
control and a domestic police state.... So we would not be
injudicious to examine the Charleston incident closely, and we
do find that reasonable questions are being raised.
Famous Autism Researcher, Dr. Jeff Bradstreet Found In River -
Suicide By Gunshot to Chest?
I’m sad to say that two prominent doctors in the “alternative
medicine” world have died in the past few days. The first is the
accomplished, well known and much loved Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet..
Fox Carolina is reporting that his body was found in a river in
North Carolina and that he died of an apparent “self inflicted
gunshot wound to the chest". The funeral is in Shelby, North
Carolina. Shelby is a small town of 20k people, and the same
town where they just apprehended the Charleston South Carolina
mass church killer Dylann Roof around the time of Dr.
Bradstreet’s death. Some doctors are reading this tonight and
writing me that they find it suspicious and are concerned. I too
am concerned, as my other half is a prominent controversial
doctor as well. I suspect we’ll know more as the investigation
continues.... Another doctor (whose name I cannot yet disclose)
died suddenly on Father’s Day here on Florida’s East Coast. He
was healthy and fit with a thriving practice, had an additional
PhD in Nutrition from Harvard.
Dr. Jeff Bradstreet: Where are the unvaccinated homeschooled
children with autism?
List of Sixty Traitors in U.S. Senate Who Voted to Advance
Obama's Secret TPP
Citizens for Legitimate Government - U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes
114th Congress - 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by
the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of
Sen. Rand Paul to sue IRS, U.S. Treasury
Washington Times - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will sue the U.S.
Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service for denying his
constitutional right to vote on treaties that the Obama
administration unilaterally negotiated with dozens of foreign
governments, The Washington Times has learned. The treaties,
which the administration calls “intergovernmental agreements,”
require foreign banks to gather and share private financial
information about millions of Americans living and working
outside the U.S. – information they would not have to disclose
to the U.S. government if they lived and worked in the U.S.
Revolt: Millions of N.Y. Gun Owners Refuse to Register Firearms
Kit Daniels - So far only around 24,000 gun owners, many of them
cops, registered their semiautomatic rifles with the state,
meaning that the law has effectively been repealed through civil
disobedience. “I am amused at the pathetically low numbers of
New Yorkers who registered their so-called assault rifles,” New
York State Rifle & Pistol Association President Tom King said.
“The number of individuals who registered their guns is 24,000
and many of these are law-enforcement officials mandated to
comply by their department.”...The SAFE Act, which created a gun
registry for semiautomatic weapons using detachable magazines,
was practically ignored by both gun owners and sheriffs since it
was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013.
Cop Named Officer of the Year, Months Later He’s Arrested for
Strangling and Raping Two Women
Patriot Rising - Despite being accused of sexual assault back in
2007, Champaign Police Officer Jerad Gale was just given his
department’s highest honor in March. On March 30, Gale was named
Champaign’s Officer of the Year. Just three months later he
would be arrested for strangling and raping two more women.
Tuesday Officer Gale was arrested and charged with aggravated
criminal sexual assault and domestic battery.... The rates of
sexual assault and domestic battery within the ranks of police
officers are almost double that of the average citizen,
according to a study conducted by Bowling Green State
University. Another common occurrence is the fact that cops, who
are named Officer of the Year, frequently commit some of the
worst crimes. The most recent ‘Officer of the Year’ to be ousted
by the community is Officer Eric Casebolt, who was captured on
video brutalizing a teen girl and pulling his gun out on unarmed
Obama And Hillary Both Had No Problem Using Confederate Flag
During Presidential Campaigns
Steve Watson - In the wake of the Charleston shooting, and
subsequent pictures of the shooter posing with a Confederate
flag, Barack Obama this week said that the flag belongs in a
museum. It seems he has changed his tune in the last three years
somewhere, however, given that he was using the symbol during
his 2012 re-election campaign. Indeed, Obama have built a
powerful coalition of African Americans and white
Americans.”.... Hillary clinton had her own brand of Confederate
merchandise in 2008. Strange given that she has also stated that
the flag has no place in the US today.
Yard Signs Help Warn 4th of July Revelers of Combat Vets' PTSD
Howard Altman - For Russell Cook, a combat-wounded Army veteran
with post-traumatic stress disorder, the barrage on his
overloaded senses begins with fireworks explosions in his
Valrico neighborhood as the calendar turns to July.... Cook is
one of more than a quarter-million men and women who have
traumatic stress disorder from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan,
according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. No one knows
how many have a hard time dealing with fireworks, but an
Indiana-based nonprofit has come up with one way to help those
who do -- red, white and blue lawn signs reading, "Combat
Veteran Lives Here. Please Be Courteous With Fireworks."
The Liquidity Crisis Intensifies: ‘Prepare For A Bear Market In
Economic Collapse - Are we about to witness trillions of dollars
of “paper wealth” vaporize into thin air? During the next
financial crisis, a lot of “wealthy” investors are going to be
in for a very rude awakening. The truth is that securities are
only worth what someone else is willing to pay for them, and
that is why liquidity is so important.... The 76 trillion dollar
global bond bubble is threatening to implode, and if it does,
the amount of “paper wealth” that could potentially be lost
during the months ahead is almost unimaginable.
Lying CEOs Crash Their Stocks (So Will The Fed)
Zero Hedge - CEOs are not the most trustworthy figures in
society. They will lay off thousands of employees to beat
analysts' estimates, and yet they have no trouble looting the
stock to pay themselves millions while the company loses money.
However, one theme that keeps coming up is that unethical
behavior has a price tag. Layoffs do not always boost the stock
price. Treating people as expenses instead of assets does not
pay off in the long run. Corruption is a drag on stock
performance. Now, a new study shows that CEOs who lie about poor
performance end up crashing their company's stock.... With this
study in mind, consider the implications when the New York Fed
tells us that economic activity declined because of the weather.
How Turmeric Will Light Up The Future - Literally!
Green Med Info - Amazingly, Indian researchers discovered that a
mixture of two commonly consumed edible plants, red pomegranate
and turmeric, when exposed to light wavelengths just below the
visible threshold (380 nm), produced almost pure white light
emission (WLE). This finding represents a simple, cheap and
environmentally safe alternative to current LED technology,
which presently rely on toxic materials, including heavy metals
such as arsenic, copper, nickel, and lead, in their production.
EPA to be Sued After Endangering Pollinators with New Chemical
Natural Society - Concerned citizens from environmental and food
safety groups gave formal notice of intent to sue to the
Environmental Protection Agency for approving a toxic new
pesticide called bicyclopyrone (BCP). The EPA is accused of not
considering the fatal consequences to befall endangered animals
and plants, especially butterflies and bees responsible for
pollinating our food, should BCP be used. The agency’s own risk
assessment found that BCP alone exceeds levels of concern for
mammals and hundreds of plants protected under the Endangered
Species Act.... Sadly, the EPA gave its makers permission for
use on corn – one of the biggest GM crops grown across our
country – despite the fact that no tests on the herbicide’s
impact on wildlife have been conducted.
8 Ways to Incorporate Salad Sprouts into Healthy Meals
Health Impact News - We all know that salad sprouts are good for
us, especially when we take the time to grow them at home.
What’s more is that in the process we’re literally growing food
in our own kitchen. It’s a simple, doable process that anyone
can follow with a little time and some good seeds.
Turmeric-Ginger Tea - A powerful anti-inflammatory remedy for
(NaturalNews) In recent years, the topic of inflammation has
become more widely studied, and more is understood about this
condition than in the past. Medical researchers are beginning to
realize just how much of a toll chronic, low-level inflammation
can take on the body and are starting to link it not only to
arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, but also as a
suspected culprit in diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
The lymphatic system - How it works and why cleansing it matters
(NaturalNews) The lymphatic system is made up of glands, lymph
nodes, and a network of vessels. The tonsils, spleen, thymus,
and adenoids are the glands of the lymphatic system. This system
plays three major roles in the body: Immunological defense, fat
absorption, and fluid balance. If the lymphatic system isn't
working properly, our bodies can't fight disease or remove
toxins. For this reason it's crucial to keep the fluid of the
lymphatic system (lymph) moving. Slow moving lymph can lead to
disease, even cancer, in some cases.
- June 24, 2015 - Today in History:
1717 - The Freemasons were founded in London.
1861 - Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias Point,
1862 - U.S. intervention saved the British and French at the Dagu forts
1896 - Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive
an honorary MA degree from Howard University.
1910 - The Japanese army invaded Korea.
1931 - The Soviet Union and Afghanistan signed a treaty of neutrality.
1940 - France signed an armistice with Italy.
1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention
as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to
the Soviet Union.
1955 - Soviet MIG's down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering
1964 - The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965,
cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on their
packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.
1970 - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin
1982 - The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that no president could be sued for
damages connected with actions taken while serving as President of the
1997 - The U.S. Air Force released a report titled "The Roswell Report,
Case Closed" that dismissed the claims that an alien spacecraft had
crashed in Roswell, NM, in 1947.
2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries, not judges, must make
the decision to give a convicted killer the death penalty.
2004 - Federal investigators questioned President George W. Bush for
more than an hour in connection with the news leak of a CIA operative's
2006 - Patsy Ramsey, who was thrust into the national spotlight by the
unsolved slaying of her daughter JonBenet, died at age 49.
2009 - After going AWOL for seven days, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford
admitted that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit his mistress.
2010 - Apple released the iPhone 4.
2011 - New York State legalized same-sex marriage.
Greek debt crisis LIVE UPDATES
RT - Greece and its lenders have been gridlocked in talks over its
€240-billion debt for about six months. Fears of Greece defaulting are
causing a run on the banks, with people withdrawing record amounts of
deposits. RT will report on the latest developments.
Anti-ISIL Coalition Carries Out 17 Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria - CENTCOM
Sputnik News - The US-led coalition against Islamic State carried out 17
airstrikes on targets in Iraq and Syria, US Central Command (CENTCOM)
said in a statement on Tuesday. Three airstrikes hit Islamic State
positions near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, where the US-led coalition
has been providing support to a coalition of Syrian Kurdish forces of
the YPG, Assyrian Christians and the Free Syrian Army group Burkan al-Firat.
Philippines Escalates Military Games with US, Japan in South China Sea
Sputnik News - In a move that could be interpreted as a warning to
China, the Philippines is set to hold separate naval exercises with US
and Japanese navies not far from the hotly disputed Spratly archipelago
in the South China Sea. The two-week-long exercises with the US began
last week off the east coast of Palwan Island, just 100 miles from the
Spratly islands, according to US Navy spokesman Arlo Abrahamson, and
will run until June 26. The exercises will overlap with drills held by
the Philippines and Japanese navies around the same island through June
Extended EU Sanctions Against Russia to Remain Ineffective
Sputnik News - Anti-Russian sanctions extended by the European Union
over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine on Monday will remain unproductive,
President of Athens Institute for Education and Research Gregory
Papanikos told Sputnik on Tuesday.... On June 19, a study by the
Austrian Institute of Economic Research revealed the European Union
could lose up to 100 billion euros ($114 billion) due to the
anti-Russian sanctions if things remain unchanged. Besides, according to
the calculations, current political situation can also affect over 2
million EU jobs because of the declining exports. “There is no question
that the economic impact will be negative for both Russia and EU. But
this relates very much on the enforcement of economic sanctions and of
course their duration…EU should scrap economic sanctions because they do
not work from a political point of view.”
Greek government confident despite backlash over debt deal
(Reuters) - Greece's leftwing government expressed confidence on Tuesday
that parliament would approve a debt deal with lenders, despite an angry
reaction from some of its own lawmakers who accused it of caving in to
pressure for more austerity. Concessions offered by Prime Minister
Alexis Tsipras, including hikes to tax and pension contributions,
garnered a cautious welcome from euro zone leaders but triggered a
furious reaction from some leftists in the ruling Syriza party.
Why The IMF Will Reject The Latest Greek Proposal In Just Two Numbers
UPDATE 1-G4S says making plans with Greece to cope with a bank crisis
(Reuters) - Security services group G4S has drawn up plans with Greece's
central bank to keep the country's cash machines stocked in the event of
a full-blown economic crisis, the company told Reuters. Andreas
Paterakis, the head of southern Europe for G4S, also said the
Britain-based company stored cash for a handful of major businesses last
week as fears grew about the stability of Greek banks. "Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday were critical, really critical," he said,
referring to withdrawals of cash from Greek banks. He added the
situation eased over the weekend. Greeks withdrew more than 4 billion
euros ($4.50 billion) from the banking system last week on fears the
country was set to default and potentially leave the euro zone.
Does The IMF Actually Want To Cause A Greek Debt Default?
Economic Collapse - As this endless crisis has stretched on month after
month, it has become increasingly apparent that more is going on here
than meets the eye. In particular, the IMF has been standing in the way
of a deal time after time. So what do IMF officials want? Are they
looking for the “unconditional surrender” of this new Greek government
in order to send a message to other governments that would potentially
defy them? Or could it be possible that the IMF actually wants a Greek
debt default for some other insidious reason? When the latest Greek
proposal was embraced with enthusiasm by EU officials, many hoped that
this meant that the crisis would soon be resolved. But it turns out that
there is still one very important player that is not happy, and that is
the IMF. The following comes from the Wall Street Journal…
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon Rushing to Open Space-War Center To Counter China,
Defense One - The Pentagon and intelligence community are
developing war plans and an operations center to fend off
Chinese and Russian attacks on U.S. military and government
satellites. The ops center, to be opened within six months, will
receive data from satellites belonging to all government
agencies, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Tuesday at
the GEOINT symposium, an annual intelligence conference
sponsored by the United States Geospatial Intelligence
Foundation.... Senior officials at the Pentagon and Office of
the Director of National Intelligence are still finalizing
details of the new center, which will back up the military’s
Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base,
New Pentagon manual declares journalists can be enemy combatants
Washington Times - The Pentagon’s new thick book of instructions
for waging war the legal way says that terrorists also can be
journalists.... The manual pushes aside the George W. Bush-era
label of “unlawful enemy combatant” for al Qaeda and the like.
The new term of choice: “unprivileged belligerent.” An
eye-catching section deals with a definition of journalists and
how they are expected to stay out of the fight. The manual
defines them this way: “In general, journalists are civilians.
However, journalists may be members of the armed forces, persons
authorized to accompany the armed forces, or unprivileged
Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push
Washington Post - In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Sens.
Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are considering
ways to renew their failed push to pass meaningful gun-control
legislation. “We want to make sure we have the votes. Pat’s
going to have to, and I’ll work with him, to get some of our
colleagues on the Republican side,” Manchin said, adding that he
hasn’t talked directly to Toomey about a revival. Manchin
specifically mentioned an effort aimed at keeping guns out of
the hands of people diagnosed with mental illness.
Military Takes Over Florida High-School Parking Lot in
Preparation for Terrorist Training
TheRundownLive - Marion County residents have been instructed to
not worry about the 600-700 military soldiers who have occupied
the Westport High School parking lot. According to the Ocala
Post, the military drill is under the guise of “Operation
Guardian,” and will improve their skills in the event of a
“terrorist attack or natural disaster”. According to a
government website Operation Guardian’s purpose is to “combat
the importation of substandard tainted, and counterfeit products
that pose health and safety risks to consumers” and is under the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS).... The homepage mentions
no use of military involvement which if used domestically in
real time, could be a direct violation of the Posse Comitatus
CNN Goes There: Asks If Thomas Jefferson Memorials Should Be
Removed Because He Owned Slaves?
Zero Hedge - As the Confederate Flag hysteria escalates, CNN's
Ashleigh Banfield asks fellow CNN mouthpiece Don Lemon if it’s
now appropriate for lawmakers to start a future conversation
about whether or not the monument of Thomas Jefferson should be
removed from the U.S. Capitol. As DailySurge notes rather
eloquently, Banfield is foolish to conflate the Confederate flag
with a Thomas Jefferson memorial; but we fear the stupid won’t
be receding anytime soon.
Pentagon Prepares for Rise of Great Power Competition - US
Sputnik News - The US Department of Defense is preparing for the
coming challenges of rivalries between world powers in Europe
and Asia, US Department of Defense official for Special
Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (SOLIC) Theresa Mari Whelan
said on Tuesday. Both Russia and China have developed
sophisticated intelligence gathering and operational
capabilities that the US Defense officials have said could
counter the US ability to project military power.
Corporations Win Again: Senate Passes Obamatrade Fast-Track Bill
Zero Hedge - From the Hill: The Senate on Tuesday voted to
advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to
end debate on fast-track authority.... Thirteen Democrats backed
fast-track in Tuesday’s vote, handing Senate Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a major legislative victory. They did so
even though the trade package did not include a workers
assistance program for people displaced by increased trade....
To move fast-track forward, the White House and GOP leaders in
both chambers decided to break TAA away from fast-track, and to
try to approve both in separate votes. After the Senate votes
Wednesday on final passage for fast-track, it will take a
procedural vote on a package that includes TAA and trade
preferences for African countries known as the African Growth
and Opportunity Act.
US criminal economics: TPP secret treaty = ‘constitutional
republic,’ debt = ‘money’, 500 million+ dead from poverty =
‘necessary.’ Had enough to demand arrests?
Carl Herman - US criminal economics: TPP secret treaty =
‘constitutional republic,’ debt = ‘money’, 500 million+ dead
from poverty = ‘necessary.’ Had enough to demand arrests? The
.01% psychopathic oligarch “leaders” in US government,
banking/finance, and corporate media wage war upon the 99.99% in
~100 crucial areas. Aside from lie-began overt unlawful military
Wars of Aggression connected to economic domination with the US
starting over 200 such armed attacks since WW2 and war-murdering
~30 million people (with these crimes “covered” by corporate
media, let’s consider three central economic policies...
VIDEO: Police release dash cam video of Dylann Roof arrest
ABC News - Police have released video of Dylann Roof's arrest in
Shelby, N.C. after he allegedly gunned down nine people in the
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.
The video footage, taken from a police cruiser's dash cam on
June 18, shows how officers swarmed around Roof's car on a busy
street, and quickly took him into custody.
CNN Guest: Efforts to Remove Confederate Flag Are “Cultural
Paul Joseph Watson - As the debate continues to rage over the
Confederate flag in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre,
one CNN guest claimed that efforts to remove the controversial
symbol are predicated on “cultural genocide” against people from
Cultural Revolution: Wallmart Amazon and eBay to ban Confederate
Autopsy shows Freddie Gray died of 'high-energy injury':
(Reuters) - The autopsy of the Baltimore black man who died
after being hurt while in police custody shows he suffered a
"high-energy injury" like those in shallow-water diving
accidents, the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday. The spinal
injury to Freddie Gray, whose death in April triggered protests
and rioting, was most likely caused when the police van in which
he was riding suddenly decelerated, the newspaper said. It cited
a copy of the autopsy report, which has not been made public.
The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death
fit the medical and legal definition of an accident. But it
ruled the death to be a homicide because officers failed to
follow safety procedures "through acts of omission."
Big Investors Are Dropping Stocks Like Hot Potatoes
Daily Sheeple - The stock market has reached completely
unrealistic levels, and it was only a matter of time before
investors started getting out while the getting is good, which
is exactly how most bubbles start to unravel.... Jill Carey Hall
of Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced that their clients
sold $4.1 billion in stocks last week. Coincidentally, this is
largest sell-off that they’ve seen January of 2008. But more
importantly, the bulk of these sales have been conducted by what
she’s calling “institutional investors.” In other words, these
are some of the biggest stock players, which often include
insurance companies, hedge funds, banks, and pension funds. This
sudden sell-off was just that. Sudden. According to Jill Carey
“After three weeks of net buying, institutional clients’ net
sales last week were the largest in our data history”.
How facial recognition will change shopping in stores
ExtremeTech - The privacy groups maintain that businesses using
this technology should get permission before scanning your face
for identification. Once identified, the businesses track your
purchases and buying habits, as well as gather information from
any available database that has you listed — criminal histories
and credit information, for example. On the other side,
retailers want to use this data for marketing purposes,
presenting consumers with special offers according their buying
habits and purchasing power. They also want to identify
potential criminals.... The biggest concern among privacy groups
is use of the technology by retailers, including casinos, to
target and profile people. So long as a company has an existing
photo of “persons of interest,” from shoplifters to “your best
customers,” staff can be sent an email or text alerting them of
that person’s arrival.... There is also the danger of the data
US Federal Cyber Defense Project Doomed by Lack of Funding -
Sputnik News - The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
cannot afford a $93 million IT upgrade to prevent future
cybersecurity breaches, OPM Assistant Inspector General for
Audit Mike Esser told a Senate Financial Services and General
Government hearing on Tuesday. “The cost of this work is likely
to be substantial and the lack of the dedicated funding source
increases the risk that the project will fail to meet its
objectives,” Esser stated. The project aims to overhaul OPM’s
entire infrastructure and migrate all systems to a new
datacenter environment. “Its estimate of $93 million includes
only the initial phases of the project, which covers tightening
up the security controls and building a new shell environment,”
the official said.
Are Psych Drugs Killing 500,000 Seniors?
Green Med Info - Does the long term use of psychiatric drugs
cause more harm than good? Yes, says Professor Peter C. Gotzche.
And, he contends, the harm done by psych drugs causes a shocking
500,000 deaths in adults aged 65 and older every year in the
Western World.... Professor Gotzche blames biased drug trials.
Almost all randomized trials include patients already taking
another psychiatric drug. They are taken off their medication,
and after a short "wash-out" period, are randomized to a placebo
or the test drug. But the patients going "cold turkey" are
dealing with withdrawal symptoms. As a group they make the new
drug look good in comparison. In addition, Professor Gotzche
blames under-reporting of deaths in drug company trials.... It's
even estimated that psych meds put 49 million Americans at risk
for cancer. If you are given a prescription for one of these
drugs check the Beers Criteria.
Kidney Cleanse: 22 Foods for Kidney Health
Natural Society - Kidney cleanses have been utilized since
ancient times to keep the kidneys free of calcium deposits.
These calcium accumulations can sometimes increase to the size
of a kidney stone. You’ll usually know when you have a kidney
stone because the pain can be excruciating. Thankfully, both
kidney cleanses and consuming essential foods for kidney health
are sound ways to prevent complications.
Artichokes can prevent cancer and protect your liver
(NaturalHealth365) A 2004 USDA study about antioxidant content
in a range of foods found that artichokes were among the top
four of all vegetables tested. Their phytonutrient content makes
them valuable in protecting against health issues like liver
problems and cancer. They were also shown to be highly effective
against heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. Artichokes
are rich in polyphenol-type antioxidants that can help to
prevent numerous types of cancers, including breast cancer,
prostate cancer and leukemia.... Artichokes also have a number
of amazing benefits for the liver. They contain silymarin, a
flavonoid known for protecting the liver by optimizing cell
function. Consuming artichokes also results in an increase in
bile production, which is associated with cynarin, a very
beneficial compound for liver health.
- June 23, 2015 - Today in History:
1683 - William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians
1700 - Russia gave up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the
1760 - The Austrians defeated the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.
1757 - Robert Clive defeated the Indians at Plassey and won control of
1836 - The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a
provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.
1860 - The U.S. Secret Service was created to arrest counterfeiters.
1902 - Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renewed the Triple Alliance
for a 12 year duration.
1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first
round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
1947 - The U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's
veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1951 - Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire discussions
in the Korean War.
1952 - The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea.
1964 - Henry Cabot Lodge resigned as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and was
succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.
1966 - Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by tear gas.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman
discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate
2004 - The U.S. proposed that North Korea agree to a series of nuclear
disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic
2005 - Former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen was sentenced to 60
years in prison for the 1964 Mississippi slayings of three civil rights
Airstrike Kills ISIL Militant Linked to 2012 Benghazi Attack on US
Sputnik News - An Islamic State militant linked to the 2012 attack on a
US embassy in Benghazi, which killed US ambassador to Libya Chris
Stevens, was wiped out during a US airstrike in Iraq, the Pentagon said
late Monday. The Islamist was identified as Ali Awni Harzi, a "known
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operative and organizational
intermediary." "His death degrades ISIL's ability to integrate North
African jihadists into the Syrian and Iraqi fight and removes a jihadist
with long ties to international terrorism," Pentagon officials said in a
NATO plans 40,000-strong rapid response force in E. Europe
RT - NATO’s rapid response Spearhead Force in Europe might reach 40,000
troops, a tenfold growth from the initial 4,000-strong force deployed
last year, the military alliance’s chief said. Most of these troops will
be stationed near Russian borders. “NATO defense ministers ... [will]
make a decision to further increase the strength and capacity of the
13,000-strong NATO Response Force (NRF) to 30,000 or 40,000 troops,”
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday. The decision is to be
officially announced during NATO’s defense ministers meeting on June
24-25 in Brussels. The troops will be under the command of 6 HQs to be
stationed in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania.
The Spearhead Force will include Special Forces and rapid response
teams, enforced with marine and air components.
Bundeswehr Can't Take Part in NATO Tasks Due to Lack of Equipment,
Sputnik News - The Bundeswehr, the unified armed forces of Germany, is
incapable of effectively participating in NATO tasks due to being
ill-equipped, Hans-Peter Bartels, a member of the Bundestag, told Die
Welt in an interview. To participate in NATO's Very High Readiness Joint
Task Force (VJTF) drills in Poland, Germany had to scrape much of its
arms and equipment "from all around the Bundeswehr," Bartels said.
That's why Germany should significantly increase its military spending,
Greece Capitulates: Tsipras Crosses "Red Line", Will Accept Bailout
Zero Hedge - Under pressure from all sides (and most importantly from
Mario Draghi who holds the fate of the Greek banking sector in his
hands) Greece looks to have folded and is now set to accept an extension
of its current bailout program. PM Alexis Tsipras now faces an uphill
battle to unite Syriza around what is likely to be an unpopular
agreement. If he fails, the country could plunge into political and
‘Abortion drone’ to drop DIY drugs over Poland to women
The Telegraph - A drone carrying medical abortion pills is set to fly to
Poland, where abortion is severely restricted for women. The ‘abortion
drone’ is being sent by not-for-profit organization Women on Waves –
which provides medical abortion pills around the world – in a bid to
help Polish women terminate their pregnancies safely. Normally the
company sends the pills by post, after women have placed their orders
online, but this is the first time it has used the unorthodox method of
delivery by drone. On Saturday, it will drop a number of packages of
World Health Organization-approved abortion pills over a Polish town on
the border of Germany, where it will be met by women’s groups who will
hand the pills to individual women who need them.
Caribbean states developing biometric travel card
Planet Biometrics - The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
is developing a biometric travel card which citizens can simply “swipe”
to travel between the nations, according to local officials.
Director-General of the OECS Commission, Dr Didacus Jules, said the
initiative was part of regional integration plans, reported St Lucia
Online. “We have already designed a single biometric ID card that
contains all the information that is required so that in the near
future, with the issuance of these cards, people from the OECS will not
even have to fill out immigration cards to move – you just swipe and you
move.”... Meanwhile, in February the Economic Community of West African
States (ECOWAS) Commission has also unveiled plans for a region-wide
biometric identity card.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Last Chance to Stop Fast Track: Sen. Sessions Blasts Ugly Facts
New American - In a last-hour attempt to stop the U.S. Senate
from committing a most dangerous act, Senator Jeff Sessions
(R-Ala.) has once again taken the heroic stance of lone warrior,
warning fellow Republicans against giving President Obama Trade
Promotion Authority (TPA, aka Fast Track). After weeks of
complicated maneuvering and a confusing jumble of votes, the
stand-alone TPA bill passed by the House last week is set to go
back to the Senate on Tuesday, for what could be the final vote
to confer what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
has admitted is “an enormous grant of power, obviously, from a
Republican Congress to a Democratic president.”
Obama DOJ in $29 Million Charleston Shooting Payout
Memory Hole - On the late afternoon of Friday June 19 the Obama
Justice Department led by new Attorney General Loretta Lynch
announced it will “fast track” $29 million to victim families of
the June 17 shooting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal
Church in Charleston South Carolina, Reuters reports. The
exorbitant payout amounts to over $3.2 million per family.
#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Vandalize Statues In Charleston
Steve Watson - In the wake of the heinous mass shooting in
Charleston last week, #BlackLivesMatter protesters descended on
the city this weekend and set about vandalizing a historical
monument to get their point across. The ‘protesters’ directed
their anger at a Confederate memorial statue Saturday night,
scrawling “black lives matter” and “This was the problem
#racist” in red spray paint on the base of the Fort Sumter
statue.... The City responded by covering the monument. Then
others placed signs around it that read #AllLivesMatter – a
clear rejection of the divisive agenda of the so called
‘No Obama. No Sharpton.’ Charleston rejects racial hatemongers
with #GoHomeDeray campaign
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls for Removal of Confederate
Flag from State Capitol
NBC News - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the
removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state
Capitol Monday. “Today we are here in a moment of unity to say
it’s time to move the flag from the capitol grounds,” Haley said
during a news conference attended by Republican senators Lindsey
Graham, Tim Scott and other state leaders. Meanwhile, political
and religious leaders in the state urged lawmakers to vote to
remove the flag as early as Tuesday in tribute to the nine
people gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston last
week. Authorities have said the shooting was a hate crime, and a
white supremacist website that may be linked to shooter Dylann
Roof shows images that apparently show him holding the flag.
No Rolling Mainstream Media Coverage Of Two OTHER Mass Shootings
Steve Watson - While the nation’s mainstream media continues to
obsess over the heinous Charleston shooting, two other mass
shootings occurred this past weekend in Detroit and
Philadelphia, but were barely covered at all, despite the fact
that 19 people were shot and 1 person killed.... The two
shootings constituted black on black violence, and as such do
not neatly fit the constant barrage of race baiting division
currently being pumped out by the mainstream media. This is why
you probably didn’t hear about the incidents until now.
Free Range Parents Cleared: CPS Declares Kids Playing Outside
Alone is Not Neglect
Activist Post - Police and Child Protective Services in Maryland
twice removed the Meitiv children, 10 and 6, from their parents
for child endangerment because they played alone at a nearby
park. The generation that grew up as latchkey kids is now being
called "free range" parents if they let their children play
outside unattended. And they're being charged with neglect.
Today it's being reported that CPS has cleared parents Danielle
and Sasha Meitiv of a second case of neglect. They were cleared
of wrongdoing in their first case less than a month ago. No harm
ever befell the children except when they were kidnapped by
overzealous authorities and kept away from their loving parents.
Establishment Media Links Rand Paul to White Supremacy Group
Kurt Nimmo - The political establishment will use a report that
Rand Paul’s political action committee accepted a donation from
the Council of Conservative Citizens to sabotage his
presidential bid. Dylann Roof, the suspect in the Charleston
church murders, allegedly mentioned the Council of Conservative
Citizens in a so-called manifesto attributed to him. Roof wrote
that he learned of “brutal black on white murders” on the
group’s website following the killing of Trayvon Martin 2012. A
story appearing in The Guardian on Sunday said the group donated
to the campaigns of several prominent Republicans, including
VA Wait List Continues to Grow at Alarming Rate
The Daily Sheeple - It’s been over a year since it was
discovered that the Department of Veterans Affairs had been
using “secret lists” to conceal the fact that they had abysmal
wait times for veterans in need, some whom died while waiting to
be treated… Now the number of veterans who are waiting one month
or more for their treatment, has grown 50% since last year, and
they’re currently facing a $3 billion budget shortfall. The VA
is now considering furloughs and hiring freezes to continue
US military admits it carried out secret race-based experiments
to test impact of mustard gas on US soldiers
The Independent - The US Department of Defence has for the first
time admitted that it carried out race-based tests on American
troops as part of its research about mustard gas. Up to 60,000
men were enlisted for a programme, declassified in 1993, to test
mustard gas and other chemicals agents on US troops. But
National Public Radio reported that the Pentagon has for the
first time admitted that it grouped its test subjects by race as
it believed African American and Puerto Rican US troops might
respond to the poisonous gas different to white soldiers.
Warren Buffett: Derivatives Are Still Weapons Of Mass Destruction And
‘Are Likely To Cause Big Trouble’
Economic Collapse - The next great global financial collapse that so
many are warning about is nearly upon us, and when it arrives
derivatives are going to play a starring role. When many people hear the
word “derivatives”, they tend to tune out because it is a word that
sounds very complicated. And without a doubt, derivatives can be
enormously complex.... At their core, derivatives represent nothing more
than a legalized form of gambling. A derivative is essentially a bet
that something either will or will not happen in the future. Ultimately,
someone will win money and someone will lose money. There are hundreds
of trillions of dollars worth of these bets floating around out there,
and one of these days this gigantic time bomb is going to go off and
absolutely cripple the entire global financial system.
Top CEO Warns Of Global Reset: “It’s In The Cards For Sure… It Could
Happen This Year”
Mac Slavo - When this reset comes to pass the manipulations so apparent
in commodities and broader stock markets today will be exposed, and
according to Neumeyer, may lead to the biggest surge in precious metals
we have ever seen. Echoing the forecasts of one of the world’s leading
trend strategists Gerald Celenete, Neumeyer notes that the monetary
system that takes hold after a global reset could result in gold rising
to $3000 an ounce or more. Such a move would have a similar impact on
silver, which may stabilize at it’s historical silver-to-gold ratio of
16:1, putting it’s strike price somewhere above $150 an ounce. Right
now, you’re mining 10 ounces of silver for every one ounce of gold. So
gold is trading at… let’s say $1,200 just to round it up. So that would
be $120 silver, if the ratio was 10-to-1. So I say silver should be
'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior
Churches are using facial recognition software to spy on members
MassPrivateI - Soon every churchgoer will be identified by
facial recognition software! You read that right, churches will
soon be using facial recognition software to identify you and
your family. The company website brags: "First of its kind,
Churchix provides you with accurate data on members attendance
in your events and services. The software also allows you to
sort and manage your videos and photos." “Churchix was
originally developed by us for a chain of international
churches, which wanted to follow up with membership attendance
at its events. Today it’s being used at a number of other
churches in the US and in Indonesia” Moshe Greenshpan, the
company’s CEO said.
"EPIC" fail-how OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage
Ars Technica - Government officials have been vague in their
testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than
one—at the Office of Personnel Management. But on Thursday,
officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the
Department of the Interior revealed new information that
indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by
attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks… initial actions
by the agency in response to the breaches indicate information
of as many as 3.2 million federal employees (both current
federal employees and retirees) was exposed. However, new
estimates in light of this week's revelations have soared,
estimating as many as 14 million people in and outside
government will be affected by the breach—including uniformed
military and intelligence personnel… And if true, personal
details from nearly everyone who works for the government in
some capacity may now be in the hands of a foreign government.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
WHO labels 2,4-D herbicide as ‘possibly’ causing cancer
RT - The WHO cancer research unit has deemed 2,4-D, the active
ingredient of Dow’s herbicide – once used in infamous Agent
Orange – as ‘possibly’ causing cancer. The chemical ranked one
behind the ‘probably carcinogenic’ glyphosate in Monsanto's
Roundup... Since its inception in 1945, 2,4-D has been widely
used to control weeds in urban and residential settings. The
chemical also makes up half of the toxic mix in Agent Orange,
once used by the United States during the Vietnam War, which is
thought to have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 400,000
and birth defects in 500,000 people. Dow AgroSciences, a unit of
Dow Chemical Co, rejected the findings of the IARC review,
claiming the new classification is “inconsistent with government
findings in nearly 100 countries.”
10 Ways to Use Orange Peels for Home and Health
Natural Society - Maybe you’ve heard that we waste 35% of all
edible food in this country. The worst part? Much of the stuff
we throw away has secret uses the average person may not know
about. Citrus peels are one of those wasted items that have so
many uses, but often end up in the trash bin. Here are 10 ways
to use every square inch of your oranges, limes, and lemons
after you’ve enjoyed their juice.
VIDEO: American Adults Surpass Children in Taking Drugs to Stay Focused
Bloomberg - ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, isn’t
just for kids anymore. Adults in the U.S. have overtaken children in
taking medication for the condition and accounted for 53 percent of the
industrywide 63 million prescriptions for ADHD drugs last year,
according to data compiled by Shire Plc, which makes the top-selling
Vyvanse treatment. That compared with 39 percent in 2007, the
Dublin-based drugmaker said.
CDC already pushing next year's flu shot despite last year's vaccine
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
says it plans to introduce two new flu vaccines this fall, a trivalent
(three-in-one) and a quadrivalent (four-in-one) variety, that it hopes
will work better than last year's jabs.... Part of the problem is that
influenza strains are constantly mutating and developing resistance to
conventional therapies, including flu shots and antiviral medications.
With this in mind, it makes little sense to continue pushing more flu
shots using the mantra that they at least provide some protection, when
in fact they provide almost no protection and are clearly contributing
to the spread of flu.
Health Benefits of Ginseng
Dr. Mercola - Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal supplements in
the US, perhaps most well known for its traditional use of boosting
memory and energy levels. However, it has many other uses. For starters,
ginseng is considered an adaptogen, which means it helps your body to
withstand mental and physical stress. Delving further into the benefits
first requires understanding the different types of ginseng available.
There are three major varieties, each with unique attributes, although
only two are actually ginseng...
Black Widow Spider Can Kill Your Pet If You Don't Act Fast
Dr. Becker - Without the anti-venom, this bite is fatal for most cats
and many dogs. They'll need hospitalization, and even then the prognosis
may be unclear for days. This "cousin" inflicts bites that are just as
disturbing, but with different symptoms. What to have on hand for both.